Obituaries 10-06-2016

Robert Geary

Recently retired managing editor for the Journal of Aging and Social Policy at the erontology Institute at UMass Boston

Robert P. Geary of James Avenue, Winthrop passed away at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston on September 10. He was 66 years old.

Born in Cambridge, the beloved son of the late Alice (Grant) and Joseph Geary, he was a longtime resident of Dorchester and moved to Winthrop over 12 years ago. He just recently retired as the Managing Editor for the Gerontology Institute at UMASS Boston for the Journal of Aging and Social Policy.

He was the devoted husband of Philip J. Arula and the loving father of Simon Fuchs of California; the dear brother of Philip Geary of Marshfield and the late Maryanne Angel and Norbert Geary.

Family and friends are cordially invited to attend the Memorial gathering at the Friend’s Meeting at Cambridge, 5 Longfellow Park, Cambridge on Saturday, October 8 at 2 p.m. To sign the online guestbook, go to

Lisa Marie Vendetti

Of Winthrop

Lisa Marie Vendetti of Winthrop passed away suddenly on September 30 at the age of 37.

The loving partner of Damien Messina of East Boston, she was born in Winchester, the cherished daughter of John and Judy M. (DeMartino) Vendetti of Winthrop. She was the devoted mother of Christian Vendetti-Botticello of Newton, Tyler A. Vendetti and Dante G. Vendetti, both of Winthrop; dear sister of Amy S. Vendetti of Winthrop and loving niece of Robert and Vera DeMartino of California. She is also survived by several cousins.

 A Funeral Service will be held in the Maurice W. Kirby Funeral Home, 210 Winthrop St., Winthrop on Friday, October 7 at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited. Burial will follow in Winthrop Cemetery (Belle Isle Section). Visiting hours will be held at the funeral home, today, Thursday, October 6 from 6 to 8 p.m. For guestbook, please visit:

Timothy Leary

Member of Local 103 IBEW and lifetime member of Winthrop Elks

Timothy R. Leary of West Peabody, formerly of Winthrop, died Wednesday, September 28 at Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers after a courageous battle with cancer. He was 83 years old.

Born to James and Anna (Barter) Leary in East Boston,  Tim grew up in Winthrop, graduated from Winthrop High School and served in the US Navy during the Korean Conflict.  He was a 58-year member of Local 103 of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers and was a lifetime member of the Winthrop Lodge of Elks.

Tim was proud of his Irish heritage and was an avid Patriots and Red Sox fan.  He and Sally lived in West Peabody for 55 years.  Not a day would go by that Tim wasn’t seen working in his immaculate yard.

Tim leaves his wife of 59 years, Sally (Lappen) Leary.  He is survived by his daughter, Susan Johnson of Salem, sons Timothy Leary Jr. and his wife, Kathleen of Danvers, and Steven Leary and his partner, Jessica Pearson of Ipswich and his former wife, Suzanne Ciccarelli of Topsfield.  Tim also leaves his five beautiful grandchildren: Erin Johnson, Amber Leary, Carter Leary, Tucker Leary, and Ryan Leary, and many nieces, nephews, cousins and good friends.

He was predeceased by his sister, Nancy Driscoll, two brothers, William and James, and his son-in-law, Glen Johnson.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Mackey Funeral Home, 128 South Main St., Middleton.  Donations in Tim’s memory may be made to Kaplan Family Hospice House, 78 Liberty St., Danvers, MA  01923. For additional information:

Bobbi Jean Boudreau Shepherd

Animal Lover

Bobbi Jean Boudreau Shepherd, born April 24, 1980 from Winthrop passed on September 12, 2016 at the age of 36.

Bobbi Jean is survived by her parents Richard and Donna (Nalen) Boudreau. She will be remembered with love by her sister Tammy Salisbury, many aunts and uncles and 21 cousins. Bobbi Jean loved animals, and always had her dog Tootsie by her side. A Celebration of Life will be held for the family at a later date.

Jennie Luti

Member of Ladies Sons of Italy of Winthrop

Jennie ( Strangie)Luti of Saugus, formerly of Winthrop, and Orient Heights East Boston, passed away October 2.

A late member of the Ladies Sons of Italy Winthrop, she was the beloved wife of the late Robert A. Luti; loving mother of James A. Luti and his wife, Nicolette of Saugus, John P. Luti and his wife, Donna of Winthrop and the late Robert A. Luti; dear sister of Marie Zambello of Winthrop and the late Rose LoConte,  her twin, Pat, Gus, Frank and Jerry Strangie; cherished grandmother of Christina Grotheer, Jennifer Deveney, John Paul, Elizabeth and Jillian Luti and she also leaves one great- grandchild Anabelle Deveney . She is also lovingly survived by many nieces and nephews.

Family and friends will honor Jennie’s life by gathering in Vazza’s “ Beechwood” Funeral Home, 262 Beach St. Revere today, Thursday morning at 8:30 a.m. before leaving in procession to St John The Evangelist Church, Winthrop for a Funeral Mass to be celebrated in her honor at 10:00AM. Interment will follow in Winthrop Cemetery. For guest book and directions

Lewis J. “Brud” Winter

Tree Warden

Lewis J. “Brud” Winter, of Winthrop, was laid to rest September 8, 2016. He was the beloved husband of Jean F. (Vitale) Winter.

Father of Lewis J. Winter Jr. of Winthrop. He had two sisters, Lillian and Loretta. Sister-in-law of Brenda F. Corbett and her husband Richard of Arlington.

Lewis was a WWII U.S. Army Veteran stationed in Japan from 1946-1948. Prior to his retirement he was employed by the Town of Winthrop as the Tree Warden.

A Funeral Mass was held in St. John the Evangelist Church-Winthrop. Burial was in Winthrop Cemetery (Belle Isle Section). Donations in his name can be made to the Alzheimer’s Association 480 Pleasant St. Watertown, MA 02472.

Stephen Braverman

Formidable chess and pool player whose true passion was basketball

A private memorial service was held for Stephen B. Braverman who passed away peacefully on September 12 at the age of 66.

He was a US Army Vietnam War veteran who served from 1969 to 1972. Following discharge, he worked on an offshore oil rig in the Mediterranean Sea. He was a formidable chess and pool player, but his true passion was basketball.

He is survived by his wife, Cathryn Bohn who he married in 1979 and he was a devoted dad to Philip and Alix and a loving grandfather to Ava Rose. He also leaves behind his mother, Ida Molk, his brother, Robert and his wife, Joyce and his sisters, Nancy and her husband, Fran Riley and Gayle and her husband, Harlan Ginsberg; four nieces, three nephews and their children.

Now and forever in our hearts –

 I carry your heart – I carry it in my heart — Cathy


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.