Obituaries 08-17-2017

Michael DiVirgilio

Of Winthrop

Michael J. “Gall” DiVirgilio of Winthrop passed away suddenly on Aug. 6. He was 42 years old.

Born in Malden, he was the beloved son of Carol Gallagher and Mike DiVirgilio; adored nephew of Edward and the late Kathleen Gallagher, James Gallagher, Neil Gallagher and his wife, Linda and the late Peter and Owen Gallagher.

A visiting hour will be held in the Maurice W. Kirby Funeral Home, 210 Winthrop St., Winthrop, on Friday, Aug. 18, from 10 to 11 a.m. A Funeral Mass will follow in St. John the Evangelist Church, Winthrop at 11:30 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited. Interment will be in Winthrop Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in his name can be made to Saint Anthony Shrine, 100 Arch St., Boston, MA 02110. For guestbook, please visit:

Sean Bruce Symmes

Former member of Local 151 – Laborers Union

Sean Bruce Symmes, a Winthrop native, passed away on Sunday, Aug. 6.

Raised in Winthrop, he was a graduate of Winthrop High school, Class of 1997. Early in his working career, Sean worked for and was a member of Local 151 – Laborer’s Union. He recently changed careers with a position in sales while living in Long Beach, Calif., for about five years and creating a strong network of friends.

The adored son of Marilyn A. (Bruce) Symmes of Winthrop and the late Jay A. Symmes and the proud daddy of Sydney L. Symmes of Winthrop, he was also the devoted brother of Cara B. Symmes and Brian M. Symmes and his girlfriend, Lauren M. Ligotti, all of Winthrop, and Ginger Rivera of Oregon. He is also lovingly survived by many grieving aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

His funeral was conducted from the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, Revere on Aug. 12 followed by a Funeral Mass at St. John the Evangelist Church, Winthrop.

Interment was private. Remembrances may be made to Healthy Streets, 100 Willow St., second level, Lynn, MA 01902. For additional information, please visit:

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