Obituaries 06-29-2017

Erin Skinner

June 30, 1988 –June 24, 2017

Erin A. Skinner – who was born Erin Ashley O’Brien  on June 30, 1988 in Boston, Massachusetts, who, together with her sister, Tiffany Mae, created the precious family of Viking Gustafson and William R. Skinner, Jr., passed away on June 24 from a life-long history with Gardner’s Syndrome.

Erin was an alumna of the Winthrop Elementary Schools, the Clark School, Essex Agricultural and Technical High School and also studied at North Shore Community College.

In spite of her medical challenges, Erin was a free spirit. As a child, she loved exploring the natural world and would spend endless hours at the water’s edge with her dip net and could lose herself to the mysteries of the meadows. She had a special way with animals, whether an elegant polo pony or a garden variety backyard urban creature. She favored mammals. Erin was always on the mission to rescue an abandoned life.

She also loved music, had sung with a band and rocked out at karaoke. Erin had a beautiful voice.

She will be forever missed by her family, her Care Partner Matthew Foley and an extended group of relatives, through blood and adoption. Her special peer group was so important to her quality of life, and they are thanked, each and every one.

On Friday, June 30, 2017, her birthday, a remembrance will be held at the Maurice W. Kirby Funeral Home at 210 Winthrop Street in Winthrop. At 4 p.m. there will be an opportunity for young people to bring photos with Erin for a picture board. Visiting hours will be held between 4 and 8 p.m. with a eulogy at 7 p.m.  In lieu of flowers, a donation may be sent to the Animal Rescue  League of Boston, 10 Chandler Street, Boston, MA 02116. For guestbook, please visit:

Dorothea Fanale

Professional interior designer

Dorothea R. (Rizzo) Fanale of Salem (formerly of Boston, Chatham and Marblehead) died on June 24.

Dorothea, known to all as Dorry, had a natural sense of grace and elegance. After teaching high school economics for several years, she put her good taste to work by becoming a professional interior designer. She worked for many years at Hillside Design in Saugus before starting her own design business, and no detail was too small for her to overlook. She strived for perfection and beauty in her work and her life and she inspired those around her to do the same.

She spent many years enjoying the summer homes on Cape Cod that she and her husband bought and then redesigned. Her greatest joy was her family, especially her two great nieces and she will be greatly missed by all who knew her.

The devoted wife of Anthony Fanale, she was the daughter of Teresa Ciampi Rizzo and Michael Rizzo of East Boston; dear sister of Beatrice Platt and Michael Rizzo, both of Winthrop and the late Barbara Rizzo; loving aunt of John M. Platt, Barbara Johnson and Cynthia Platt and great aunt of Caroline Johnson and Charlotte Platt-Miller.

The funeral was conducted from the Caggiano-O’Maley-Frazier Funeral Home on Wednesday, June 28 followed by a Funeral Mass in St. John the Evangelist Church, Winthrop. Committal was private. In lieu of flowers, donations in her name may be made to the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers. To sign the online guestbook go to:

Elizabeth ‘Ann’ Haley

Retired hairdresser of New Hampshire, formerly of Winthrop

Elizabeth “Ann” Haley of Gov. Wentworth Highway, Melvin Village, NH died at home surrounded by her family on June 20. She was 77 years old.

Ann was born in Dorchester on August 30, 1939, the daughter of the late John and Barbara

Jean (Chisholm) Meldrum.  She lived in Winthrop until 1973 and summered in Moultonborough, NH for 10 years prior to moving to Melvin Village.

Ann worked as a hairdresser for many years and was the owner of the Village Beauty Shop. She was a parishioner of St. Katharine Drexel Church in Alton, NH, volunteered at The Castle in the Clouds in Moultonborough, was a past president of the Melvin Village Hikers, a charter member of the Moultonborough Snowmobile Club and a member of the Melvin Village Sewing Club. Ann (a.k.a. “Nannie”) enjoyed spending time with her grandsons, boating and ice fishing on Lake Winnipesaukee and being a supportive  and loyal friend to many neighbors in Melvin Village and beyond.

She was pre-deceased by two sisters, Judith Grasso and Joyce Turner and a brother, John

Meldrum. She leaves behind her loving husband, Richard F. Haley of Melvin Village; her daughters,

Nancy Lima and her husband, Michael of Plymouth, MA and Kathleen Pearce and her husband, Eric of Rye, NH; a sister, Karen Meldrum of Revere and two grandsons, Matthew Lima and Mark Lima of Plymouth, MA.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Baker-Gagne Funeral Home, 85 Mill St., Wolfeboro, NH.  Burial was in Townhouse Cemetery in Tuftonboro, NH. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Hikers Scholarship Fund or the Revere

League for Special Needs. Please share your messages, stories, leave a short note and sign an online guest book at:

Jacqueline DeMarco

Of Winthrop

Jacqueline R. DeMarco of Lincoln Street, Winthrop passed away at the Kaplan Family Hospice in Danvers of June 23. She was 89 years old.

Born in Malden, she was the beloved daughter of the late Katherine (Winogradsky); the devoted wife of the late Frank L. DeMarco and the loving mother of Frank DeMarco of Winthrop, Michael DeMarco of Delray Beach, Florida and Amy DeMarco of Medford; dear sister of the late Eileen DiPietro and cherished grandmother of Julie, Robert, Andrew, Michelle and the late Michael. She is also survived by eight great grandchildren.

Family and friends are cordially invited to attend the visitation from the Caggiano-O’Maley-Frazier Funeral Home, Winthrop on Friday, June 30 from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Interment to follow the visitation will be in the Belle Isle section of Winthrop Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Chelsea Soldier’s Home, 91 Crest Ave., Chelsea MA 02150. To sign the online guestbook go to

Constance Barone

Of Winthrop

Constance S. Barone of Villa Avenue, Winthrop passed away at the Brudnick Center for Living in Peabody on June 20. She was 95 years old.

Born in Dorchester, the beloved daughter of the late Agrippina (Blancheforte) and Agrippino Singarella, she was the devoted wife of the late P. Vincent Barone and the loving mother of Joseph Barone and his wife, Donna of Winthrop, Constance Averbuck and her husband, Richard of Scituate, Vincent P. Barone of Swampscott, Phillip Barone of Winthrop and Robert Barone and his wife, Susan of Marblehead; dear sister of Gloria Cenga of Braintree, and the late Nina Rouvrais, Anthony Singarella, Francis Singarella and John Singarella; cherished grandmother of Joseph, Caroline and Christopher. She is also survived by one great granddaughter, Winnie.

The funeral mass was held in the St. John the Evangelist Church, Winthrop on Saturday, June 24,. A private interment service was held in the St. Michael’s Cemetery in Boston.

Arrangements were entrusted to the Caggiano-O’Maley-Frazier Funeral Home, Winthrop. To sign the online guestbook, go to

Richard Kalinsky, Jr.

Member of AMVETS and American Legion, former member of Moose

Richard R. Kalinsky, Jr. of Pleasant Court, Winthrop passed away at home on June 24, 2017. He was 60 years old. Born in Everett he was the beloved son of Alvera (Coleman) and the late Richard R. Kalinsky, Sr.. A life long resident of Winthrop he enlisted in the Navy at an early age reaching the rank of SA. After his honorable discharge he went on to work as a lobster fisherman for many years. He was also a member of the AMVETS, the American Legion and a former member of the Moose Lodge.

He was the dear brother of Robin Taylor, Anton Kalinsky, Alvera Cimmino and Patrick Kalinsky all of Winthrop and the loving fiance of Nancy Andreola. Also survived by 5 nieces and nephews and 2 great nephews.

Family and friends are cordially invited to attend the visitation from the Caggiano=O’Maley-Frazier Funeral Home, Winthrop on Friday, June 30, 2017 from 4:00 to 8:00 PM. A funeral service will be held in the funeral home at 7:30 PM the same evening. Committal will be private.

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Nancy Lou Healey

Of Winthrop

Nancy Lou (Falabella) Healy of Winthrop passed away at the age of 57 on June 23.

She was the Loving fiancé of Paul Mantia of Winthrop; the devoted mother of Justine M. Healy and spouse, Michael C. O’Brien of Revere, Tonimae Falabella and her husband, James Herd of Lynn; the cherished daughter of the late Louis Falabella and Ruth Pung; adored grandmother of Christopher Barbarisi, Stacia and James Herd and dear sister of Beverly Coulson, William Falabella, Edward Falabella, Sandra Falabella and James Falabella.

Family and friends are cordially invited to attend the Funeral Mass in the St. John Evangelist Church, 320 Winthrop St, Winthrop on Saturday, July 1 at 10 a.m. A Celebration of Life Reception will be held at Winthrop Yacht Club at 6 that evening.

Memorial donations may be made to the American Diabetes Association PO Box 15829 Arlington VA 22215.

Arrangements are entrusted to the Caggiano-O’Maley-Frazier Funeral Home, Winthrop.

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