Obituaries 12-14-2017

Thursday, December 14, 2017
By Transcript Staff

Leonard ‘Lenny’ Delorey

Retired teacher whose greatest love was spending time with his family

Leonard A. “Lenny” Delorey of Winthrop passed away on Dec. 10. He was 88 years old.

Lenny was a U.S. Army veteran, serving during the Korean War.Raising and spending time with his family was his greatest love, especially being with his adored granddaughter, Veronica. Prior to his retirement, Lenny was a teacher for the Whitman-Hanson Regional High School in Whitman.

The beloved husband of 65 years to Patricia A. (Wentworth) Delorey, he was born in Waltham, the cherished son of the late Joseph D. and Margaret S. (Callahan) Delorey. He was the devoted father of Patricia A. Delorey of Sarasota, Fla., Christine M. Chiasson and her husband, David of Bedford and Leonard A. Delorey Jr. and his wife, Jima of Winthrop; loving grandfather of Veronica Delorey and dear brother of Patricia Connelly of Indiana. He was predeceased by 12 brothers and sisters and is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

His Funeral will be held from the Maurice W. Kirby Funeral Home, 210 Winthrop St., Winthrop, today, Thursday, Dec. 14, at 10:30 a.m. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated in St John the Evangelist Church-Winthrop at 11:30 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited. Interment to follow will be in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. Donations in his name can be made to: St Jude Children’s Research Hospital 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN. 38105.

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Patricia Ann O’Donnell Rorick

Caring person who always helped others

Patricia Ann O’Donnell Rorick of Morrisville, Vt., formerly of Winthrop, passed away peacefully at home with her loving family by her side on Tuesday, Dec. 5. She was 72 years old.

Born Nov. 15, 1945 in Winthrop, the daughter of Edwin F. and Mildred G. Marshall O’Donnell, she married Anthony M. Rorick on Sept. 18, 1965 in Winthrop.

Pat was employed as the receptionist at the Union Bank main branch in Morrisville, Vt. for 16 years. She was a member of the Morrisville VFW Ladies Auxiliary #9653.

Pat enjoyed crafting, baking, tracing her family’s genealogy and camping with her family. She was a caring person who always helped others.

She is survived by her husband of 52 years, Anthony M. Rorick; their children, Michelle Pelton and husband, Rand of Elmore and Michael A. Rorick and wife, Caterina of Framingham; grandchildren, Jesse, Darius and Peninnah Pelton and Kaden Rorick; her sisters, Jean Lewis of Winthrop, Janet Daloia of Tewksbury, and Margaret Ryan of Winthrop; nieces, Dorothy Ross, Melanie Vokey, Stephanie Mannetta and Andrea Bernard and nephew, Nathaniel Rorick, Jr. She was predeceased by her parents.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, Dec. 16 at 1 p.m. at the Faith Funeral Home, 165 Brooklyn St., Morrisville, Vt. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until the time of the service. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Pat’s memory may be made to Lamoille Area Cancer Network, 198 Farr Ave., Morrisville, VT 05661.

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Thomas McNiff, Jr.

Retired Boston Globe reporter

Thomas A. McNiff, Jr. of Winthrop passed away on Nov. 27. He was 77 years old.

Thomas was a U. S. Air Force veteran serving from 1957 to 1961. He worked as a freelance reporter and had spent time in Eastern Europe. He was also employed by the Boston Globe as a writer and reporter.

The beloved husband of the late Shirley E. (Piston) McNiff, he was born in Boston, the cherished son of the late Thomas A. and Loretta M. (Glennon) McNiff, Sr.

Funeral arrangements were from the Maurice W. Kirby Funeral Home, Winthrop. A Funeral Mass was held in the Holy Rosary Church, Winthrop, on Wednesday, Dec. 13. Cremation following the Mass was private. Interment of cremated remains will be held in the Massachusetts National Cemetery in Bourne at a later date. For guestbook, please visit:

Joseph Kearns

Painter and construction worker

Joseph A. Kearns of Winthrop passed suddenly at the age of 43 on Dec. 5.

Joseph was employed as painter and construction worker.

Born in Watertown, N.Y., he was the beloved son of J. Kevin Kearns of Winthrop and Cynthia S. (Towles) Ives of Henderson Harbor, N.Y., the loving nephew of several aunts and uncles and is also survived by his dear cousins and a special friend, Tyler.

He was also a friend of Bill W.

A Funeral Service was held in the Maurice W. Kirby Funeral Home, Winthrop, on Monday, Dec. 11. Interment followed in Winthrop Cemetery (Belle Isle Section). Donations in his name can be made to the Viking Pride Foundation P.O. Box 520037, Winthrop, MA. 02152.

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