Sean J. Mullane of Shadow Hills, California passed away at home on October 17. He was 73 years old. Born in Everett, the beloved son of the late Rita (Donohoe) and John Mullane, prior to his retirement, he was employed as a school teacher for the Saugus Public Schools.
He was the devoted husband of Jeanne A. (Howard) and the loving father of John Mullane of Clinton, Connecticut, Eileen Truesdale and her husband, Michael of California and the late Michael Sean Mullane; dear brother of Charles Mullane and his longtime companion, Diana Sablone and Danny Mullane and his wife, Nancy all of Winthrop; cherished grandfather of Goldie Jeanne, Sally Beth, Amelia and Kayla. He is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.
His funeral was conducted from the Ernest P. Caggiano and Son-O’Maley-Frazier Funeral Home on Monday, October 24 followed by a Funeral Mass in St. John the Evangelist Church. Interment followed the mass in the Holy Cross Cemetery. Malden.
Of Wareham, formerly of Winthrop
Mary P. (Youngren) Freedman of Wareham, formerly of Winthrop, passed away peacefully on October 14 at McCarthy Hospice Care Center. She was 89 years old.
Born in Boston, the daughter of the late Otto and Margaret (Ford) Youngren, she was pre-deceased by her daughter, Margaret (Peggy) Deleary of Upton (formerly of Revere), and her brother, Sylvester Youngren and sister, Dorothy Robinson of Mission Hill. She is survived by her son, Mark O. Freedman and his wife, Lynne, and their children, Parker and Rachel of Bourne.
Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Nickerson-Bourne Funeral Home, Bourne. Interment was private. Please visit www.nickersonbournefuneralhome.com for full obituary and online guest book.
Of Florida, formerly of Winthrop
Irvin Goldstein of Palm Beach, Florida, formerly of Winthrop, died on October 13.
Mr. Goldstein, who had a shoe repair shop on Chelsea Street in East Boston, worked many years on a committee for the replenishment of Winthrop Beach.
He is survived by his wife, Gloria, sons Steven and Alan, daughter-in law, Renee and grandchildren, Eric, Rebecca and Alicia Goldstein.
George & Katherine Wadland
Husband and Wife, died three days apart
George William Wadland, 90, and his wife, Katherine (McCaffrey) Wadland, 84 of Hampstead, NH, former longtime Winthrop residents, died three days apart. Mr. Wadland died Wednesday, October 19, at Parkland Medical Center in Derry, NH, and Mrs. Wadland died Saturday morning, October 22, at their residence.
Mr. Wadland was born in Winthrop on March 18, 1926, the son of the late George J. and Alberta (Stacey) Wadland. Mrs. Wadland was also born in Winthrop on April 18, 1932, the daughter of the late Joseph and Ruth (Sullivan) McCaffrey.
Educated in the Winthrop school system, Mr. Wadland graduated from Winthrop High School. Mrs. Wadland graduated from Fitton Central High School, East Boston.
After graduation, Mr. Wadland enlisted in the United States Navy, serving during World War II. He earned a World War II Victory Medal, American Theatre Medal, Asiatic Pacific Theatre Medal and a Philippines Liberation Medal with 3 Bronze Stars. Upon being honorably discharged from the Navy, he enrolled at Suffolk University where he earned degrees in History and Sociology. For many years, he was employed at various printing companies in the Boston area as a Production Engineer. He retired as a Tax Examiner for the State of Massachusetts after 10 years of service. He was a member of the VFW in Revere and a Life Member of Winthrop Elks.
For several years Mrs. Wadland worked at the Putnum Fund in Boston before being employed for over 20 years as a Tax Examiner for the State of Massachusetts. She enjoyed crossword puzzles and crocheting and was a member of the Winthrop Emblem Club.
Their survivors include a son; Joseph Wadland and his wife, Lillian of Revere, two daughters; Judith Cook and her husband, Thomas of Georgetown and Katherine Crocco and her husband, Stephen of Atkinson, NH, five grandchildren, two great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Mrs. Wadland is also survived by a sister, Ann Daglio of West Springfield.
Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend calling hours today, Thursday morning, October 27 from 9 to 10 a.m. at the H.L. Farmer & Sons Bradford Funeral Home, 210 So. Main St., Haverhill will be followed by a Funeral Mass of Christian Burial at 11:30 a.m. in St. John The Evangelist Church, 320 Winthrop St., Winthrop. Interment with Military Honors will be in Belle Isle section of Winthrop Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions in their memory may be made to the National Emphysema Foundation, 128 East Avenue Norwalk, CT 06851 or to the veteran’s organization of the donor’s choice. To share a memory or for more information, please visit www.farmerfuneralhomes.com.
NE Tel retiree; member of Telephone Pioneers of America, Winthrop Catholic Women’s Club, and St. John the Evangelist Church of Winthrop
Mary A. Flynn of Winthrop passed away on October 21 at the age of 102.
Mary was a longtime Winthrop resident who enjoyed living by the ocean. She retired from the New England Telephone Co. where she worked in the Bowdoin Street office in Boston as a manager in the Information Dept. She was a member of the New England Telephone Pioneers of America. She was also a member of the Winthrop Catholic Woman’s Club and very active in St. John the Evangelist Church in Winthrop.
Born in Somerville, she was the cherished daughter of the late John D. and Agnes G. (Mooney) Flynn; dear aunt of Charles Flynn and Diana Cosgrove of Haverhill, David and Ruth Flynn of Southborough, John Flynn of Salem, William and Nancy Flynn of Melrose, Kathleen and James Patterson of Holliston, Susan Flynn and Gregory Griffin of Key West, FL, Mary Jane McDonald of Winthrop, John Flynn and Rose Smith of Norwood, Martha Flynn of Naples, FL, Ellen and Joseph DeBiase of Andover, Stephen Flynn of Brockton and the late Peter Flynn and the beloved sister of the late John E., C. Richard, and Herbert D. Flynn. She is also survived by 41 grand nieces and nephews and 41 great grand nieces and nephews.
Funeral arrangements were by the Maurice W. Kirby Funeral Home, Winthrop. Burial was in Holy Cross Cemetery in Malden. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. John the Evangelist Parish, 320 Winthrop St., Winthrop. For guestbook, please visit www.mauricekirbyfh.com.
Sophia ‘Sophie’ ‘Bupchie’ Grasso
Member of Cottage Park Yacht Club Ladies Bowling League, Poetry Society of America, and long time CCD teacher at St. John the Evangelist Church
Sophia E. “Sophie” “Bupchie” (Tarnowski) Grasso of Winthrop passed away on October 20. She was 86 years old.
Sophie was a member of the Cottage Park Yacht Club Ladies Bowling League. She was very active in St. John the Evangelist Church where she taught religious education for many years and was a member of the Poetry Society of America.
The beloved wife of the late Joseph A. “Joe” Grasso, she was born in Salem, the cherished daughter of the late Joseph and Helen (Mazeikus) Tarnowski. She was the devoted mother of Deborah Keegan and her husband, Lawrence of Winthrop, Constance Grayson and her late husband, Steven of Winthrop, Joseph Grasso and his wife, Jackie of Wolfeboro, NH, Veronica Moore and her husband, William of Winthrop and Patricia Lambert and her husband, Mark of Wilmington; adored grandmother of Robert Kneeland, Briana Flannery and her husband, Michael Alexander, Nicole Preston and her husband, David, Sophia Grayson, Joseph Grasso, Jonathan Grasso, Joshua Grasso, Matthew Moore, Alyssa Moore, Clyde Lambert, Julia Lambert, and Gus Lambert; dear sister of Helen Jiadosz of Salem, Alice St. Pierre of Danvers, Joe Tarnowski of Salem and Linda Barr of Beverly. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews.
Funeral arrangements were by the Maurice W. Kirby Funeral Home, Winthrop. Interment was in Winthrop Cemetery. Memorial donations can be made to St. John the Evangelist Church, 320 Winthrop St. Winthrop, MA 02152, or to a charity of your choice. For guestbook, please visit, www.mauricekirbyfh.com.
Decorated US Army veteran of World War II; active member of many organizations; retired owner of Delta Printing Co.
Roger J. Sirois of Winthrop passed away on October 11 at the Kaplan House in Danvers at the age of 95.
Roger was a US Army veteran of World War II where he attained the rank of 1st Lt. He served in the European Theater in the Signal Corps and participated in many battles and campaigns including Normandy, Northern France, Rhineland, Ardennes, Battle of the Bulge, and Central Europe. He was awarded the Bronze Star for heroism during those campaigns. After discharge from active duty, he continued his military career with the U.S. Army Reserve, retiring in Feb. of 1981, with the rank of Lt. Colonel. Roger was a life member of the Cottage Park Yacht Club, where he was member of the Men’s Bowling League, life member of the Pleasant Park Yacht Club, life member of the Winthrop Lodge of Elks #1078 and the VFW Beachmont Post #6712.
Roger and Barbara enjoyed vacationing in Denmark, Maine for many years. Some of his other hobbies and interests included boating, fishing and hunting. Prior to his retirement, Roger was the owner of Delta Printing Co.
He was the beloved husband of 74 years to the late Barbara A. (Boushell) Sirois. Born in White River, Quebec, Canada, he was the cherished son of the late Edward and Marianne (LaPierre) Sirois; devoted father of Yvonne Westcott and her husband, Tom and Paulette O’Brien and her husband, Dave, all of Winthrop and Roger J. Sirois Jr. and his wife, Linda and Mark Sirois and his wife, Linda, all of Ipswich. He was the adored grandfather of 13 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren; dear brother of the late Edward Sirois and Colette Seale and is also survived by several nieces and nephews.
A Funeral Service was held in the Maurice W. Kirby Funeral Home, Winthrop. Burial followed in Winthrop Cemetery (Belle Isle Section). Donations in his name can be made to The New England Center for Homeless Veterans 17 Court St. Boston, MA 02108 or to a charity of your choice.. For guestbook, please visit www.mauricekirbyfh.com.
Paul Struzziero, Sr.
Licensed Plumber/ Gas Fitter; 20 year member of Local 22 Union Laborer and member of the Knights of Columbus
Paul R. Struzziero, Sr. of Winthrop passed away peacefully at home in the arms of his loving wife and best friend of 19 years, Georgiana Dirsa-Struzziero on October 11.
Paul was a Local 22 Union Laborer for over 20 years. He was a licensed Plumber/Gas Fitter and a member of the Knights of Columbus.
Born in Somerville, 64 years ago, Paul was the son of the late Agnes (Rego) and Theodore Struzziero; devoted father of Carly Marie Bowdoin-Struzziero and her husband, Steven and Paul R. Struzziero Jr.; adored grandfather of Francesca Rose Bowdoin; dear brother to many sisters and brothers.
Funeral Services will be private. Donations in his name can be made to the American Diabetes Association 10 Speen St. 2nd Floor, Framingham, MA 01701. Funeral arrangements are from the Maurice W. Kirby Funeral Home 210 Winthrop St. Winthrop. For guestbook, please visit: www.mauricekirbyfh.com.
Retired GE pipefitter
Robert N. Bakersmith of Marshall Street, Winthrop passed away at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston on October 18. He was 81 years old.
Born in Washington, D.C. the beloved son of the late Mildred (Dunn), he has been a resident of Winthrop for over 43 years.
Mr. Bakersmith enlisted in the U.S. Navy at an early age and served for over 20 years. After his honorable discharge, he worked as a pipe fitter for General Electric until his retirement.
He was the devoted husband of the late Alice T. Bakersmith and the loving father of Jim Anderson of Boston, Mark Bakersmith and his wife, Kathy of Plymouth, NH, Sherri Surdo and her husband, Vito of Saugus and the late Arthur Anderson; dear brother of Elizabeth Youngblood and her husband, Jim of Silver Springs, Maryland; cherished grandfather of Allen, Andy, Alexis, Adam and Alie and father in law of Joanie Oliver. He is also survived by seven great grandchildren.
Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Ernest P. Caggiano and Son-O’Maley-Frazier Funeral Home. Interment was in Winthrop Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the New England Shelter for Homeless Veterans 17 Court St, Boston, MA 02108. To sign the online guestbook go to www.caggianofuneralhome.com.
Delta Airlines retiree; oldest member of the Winthrop Yacht Club
David A. Bidmead of Winthrop and Peachtree City, Georgia passed away at the Somerby Assisted Living Facility in Georgia on October 14. He was 89 years old.
Born in Winthrop, the beloved son of the late Grace (Wolf) and Warren T. Bidmead, he was a graduate of Winthrop High School. He went to work at an early age at Northeast Airlines as a mechanic that would eventually become Delta Airlines where he worked for over 47 years. He was also a life member of the Winthrop Yacht Club and at the time of his death was the oldest living member there.
He was the husband of Laura Bidmead and the late Claire E. (Smith); the loving father of Jean Famigletti of Winthrop, Jan Poe of Winthrop, Joy Brown of Colbert, Georgia and John D. Bidmead of Peachtree City, Georgia; the dear brother of Ernest Bidmead of Leominister and Warren Bidmead of San Ramon, California; the cherished grandfather of Dawn, Lyn and Eric and the great grandfather of Jeremy, Emily and Cassidy.
His funeral service was conducted from the Ernest P. Caggiano and Son-O’Maley-Frazier Funeral Home, Winthrop. Interment followed the service in Winthrop Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Winthrop Yacht Club Sailing Program, 649 Shirley St., Winthrop MA 02152 or to the charity of your choice.
Of Revere, formerly of Winthrop & East Boston
Lillian (Bomarsi) Darcy of Revere, formerly of Winthrop and East Boston, died peacefully surrounded by her loving family on October 24.
A past member of the East Boston Sempre Avanti Lodge Sons of Italy and the Winthrop Emblem Club, she was the beloved wife of the late Frederick T Darcy Sr., the devoted mother of Linda Nikonchuk and her husband, Stephen of Marblehead, Frederick Jr. and his companion, Beatrice Liberman and children Michael, Jessica and Jamie, all of Revere; dear sister of Rita Panetta and her husband, Ralph of Winthrop, Edward Bomarsi and his wife, Regina Nalen of Revere and the late Mary Loraine DePierro, Leonora Eramo and Josephine Viola and the adored grandmother of Erik Nikonchuk. She is also survived by many cherished nieces and nephews.
Family and friends will honor Lillian’s life by gathering in the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home, 971 Saratoga St., (Orient Heights) East Boston on Friday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. and again on Saturday morning at 8:30 before leaving in procession to St. John the Evangelist Church, Winthrop Street, Winthrop for a Funeral Mass in celebration of Lillian’s life at 10 a.m. Services will conclude with Lillian being laid to rest with her beloved husband in Winthrop Cemetery (Cross Street Section.)
For more information, please go to www.ruggieromh.com