Obituaries 12-21-2017

Friday, December 22, 2017
By Transcript Staff

Loni Mino

Of Winthrop, formerly of Albania

Loni Mino of Kennedy Road, Winthrop passed away at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston on Dec. 16. He was 83 years old. Born in Albania, he was the beloved son of the late Sofie (Gjoni) and Themi Mino. A resident of Winthrop for over 16 years, he was employed as a school principal in Albania prior to his retirement.

He was the devoted husband of the late Krisavgji (Lala) and the loving father of Albana Mihali, Flori Mino and Sofjola Thomai. He is also survived by six grandchildren.

A funeral service was held in the Caggiano-O’Maley-Frazier Funeral Home on Wednesday, Dec. 20. Interment followed the service in the Belle Isle section of Winthrop Cemetery.

To sign the online guestbook, go to www.caggianofuneralhome.com.

Francis ‘Bob’ Deveau

Retired master pipe-fitter, member of Winthrop Elks and fishing enthusiast

Francis R. “Bob” Deveau of Winthrop passed away on Dec. 14. He was 85 years old.

Bob was a combat medic in the U.S. Army serving during the Korean War and he was a recent recipient of the Medal of Peace for his service during that war. Bob was a life member of the Winthrop Lodge of Elks #1078. Prior to his retirement, he was a member of the Teamsters Union Local #25, working as a master pipe fitter. Bob’s favorite pastime was fishing.

The beloved husband of Antoinette T. (Matarazzo) Deveau, he was born in Newport, R.I., the cherished son of the late John and Adeline (Uppee) Deveau.  He was the devoted father of Robert F. Deveau of Bellingham, and his former wife, Sarah W. Chandler and her husband, Tom of Walpole, Ronald J. Deveau of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. and his former wife, Christine Daly Deveau of Winthrop, Michael J. Deveau and his wife, Lou Ellen of Montgomery, TX and Judith A. Deveau of Roslindale; adored grandfather of Matthew and his wife, Jennifer, Gregory and his wife, Cassandra, Justin and his wife, Stephanie, Robert Jr., Elizabeth, Emily and her husband, Brooks, Michael Jr. and his wife, Beth, Miranda and her husband, Cole and Jennifer Deveau and the loving great-grandfather of Evelyn, Emmett, Ethan, Jackson, Leah, Cecilia Grace, Emerie, Caden and Keegan. He was the dear brother of Leo Deveau of Highland, Calif., Joan Bruce of State College, Pa. and the late Olive, Mary, Philip, Patricia, Elizabeth and Charles, He is also survived by many nieces and nephews and by his beloved cat “Inky.”

Funeral arrangements were by the Maurice W. Kirby Funeral Home, Winthrop. A Funeral Mass was held in St. John the Evangelist Church-Winthrop, on Dec. 19. Interment followed in St. Michael’s Cemetery, Boston. Donations in his name can be made to the Disabled American Veterans State House, Room 546 Boston, MA 02133. For guestbook, please visit:

www.mauricekirbyfh.com.

Margaret DeFeo

Longtime Winthrop School lunch monitor

Margaret M. DeFeo of Thornton Park, Winthrop passed away at the Lighthouse Nursing Care Center in Revere on Dec. 8. She was 86 years old.

Born in Winthrop, the beloved daughter of the late Mary Ellen (Danahy) and John T. Kirk, she was a lifetime resident of Winthrop and worked for many years as a lunch monitor for the Winthrop Public Schools.

She was the devoted wife of the late Peter A. DeFeo, Sr. and the loving mother of Doreen M. Hannigan and Peter A. DeFeo, Jr., both of Winthrop; dear sister of Jack Kirk of Winthrop and the late June Ann Kershaw and cherished grandmother of Keith Copello.

Her funeral was conducted from the Caggiano-O’Maley-Frazier Funeral Home, Winthrop on Thursday, Dec. 14, followed by a Funeral Mass in St. John the Evangelist Church, Winthrop. Rev. Charles Bourke celebrated the Mass and offered prayers at Winthrop Cemetery.

To sign the online guestbook go to www.caggianofuneralhome.com.

Barbara Hayes

Former employee of NE Tel & Tel and Ham’s in Winthrop Center, active at St. John the Evangelist Parish

Barbara L. Hayes of Atlantic Street, Winthrop passed away at the Lighthouse Nursing Home in Revere on Dec. 12. She was 89 years old.

Born in and a lifelong resident of Winthrop, she was the beloved daughter of the late Mary (McQueeney) and Channing MacDonald. She was employed as a telephone operator for New England Telephone. She was also employed as a waitress working for Ham’s in Winthrop Center. A very active member in the St. John the Evangelist Church Parish, she volunteered as a CCD teacher and participated in the minstrel shows that were held there. She enjoyed going to Whitehorse Beach, going to the Winthrop Golf Course with her husband and traveling to Bradenton, Florida.

She was the devoted wife of the late Ronald C. Hayes, Sr. and the loving mother of Ronald C. Hayes, Jr. and his wife, Mickey of Winthrop, Dennis Hayes and his wife, DeDe of Winthrop and Brian Hayes and his wife, Terri of Melrose; dear sister of Mary Riley of Florida and the late Channing MacDonald. She is also survived by seven grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

Her funeral was conducted from the Caggiano-O’Maley-Frazier Funeral Home on Saturday, Dec. 16, followed by a Funeral Mass in St. John the Evangelist Church.  Rev Peter Graziano celebrated the mass and offered prayers at the interment in Winthrop Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association 309 Waverley Oaks Road, Waltham, MA 02452 or go to: www.alz.org. To sign the online guestbook go to:  www.caggianofuneralhome.com.

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