Obituaries 01-11-2018

Lucy Nocito

Retired MGH administrative assistant, her family was her life

Lucy E. Nocito of Kennedy Drive, Winthrop passed away at the Saugus Center on Jan. 3. She was 90 years old.

Born in Somerville, the beloved daughter of the late Louise (Cormier) and Timothee Benoit, she was a resident of Winthrop for over 40 years and employed as an administrative assistant for the Massachusetts General Hospital before her retirement. Above all else family was her life.

She was the devoted wife of the late Louis G. Nocito, Sr. and the loving mother of Elizabeth Nocito of Pepperell, Mary Anne Spillane of Revere and Louis G. Nocito, Jr. of Quincy; dear sister of Lorraine Farmer of Winthrop and the late Mary Maynard, Theresa Moore, Timothy Benoit, II and Daniel Benoit; sister in law of Margaret Benoit; cherished grandmother of Stephanie Spillane and her husband, Trevor Byrne of Ireland and Shannon Spillane of Rhode Island and great grandmother of Mila Rose.

Her funeral was conducted from the Caggiano-O’Maley-Frazier Funeral Home on Jan. 9, followed by a Funeral Mass in St. John the Evangelist Church. Rev. Peter Graziano celebrated the mass and offered prayers at the interment in the Belle Isle section of Winthrop Cemetery.

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James ‘Jimmy D’ Dishong

Delta Airlines employee

James M. “Jimmy D” Dishong of Court Road, Winthrop passed away suddenly on Jan. 5. He was 43 years old.

Born in Boston, the beloved son of the late Susan (Casey) and Steven Marcella, for the past 20 years he was employed as a ramp agent for Delta Airlines. He loved all Boston sports teams and enjoyed traveling.

He was the cherished grandson of Frank Marcella and the dear nephew of Linda Humphries, Peter Casey, Diana Marcella and Donna Gentile,  the beloved cousin of Heidi Freda, Laura, Nick and Samuel Allhoff, Luke Casey and Kristine Humphries and the loving godfather of Jordan Washington-Freda. He is also survived by many loving cousins, friends and great Auntie Lil.

Family and friends are cordially invited to attend the visitation from the Caggiano-O’Maley-Frazier Funeral Home, Winthrop today, Thursday, Jan. 11, from 4 to 8 p.m.. The funeral will be conducted from the funeral home on Friday, Jan. 12, at 9 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. John the Evangelist Church 320 Winthrop St., Winthrop, at 10 a.m. Committal will be private. For directions or to sign the online guestbook go to

Rev. William Butler

His love for his family, his religion,

and God were unquestionable

Rev. William L. Butler of West Palm Beach, Fla., and Dennis, Mass., formerly of Winthrop, passed away unexpectedly and suddenly while on a vacation cruise in the Caribbean, Dec. 17.

Fr. Butler was born in Boston on Oct. 29, 1934, to his beloved parents, Edward I. and Margaret (Peggie) Lindsey Butler. He was the oldest of four siblings, a late brother Edward F. {Buddy) of Prince Edward lsland, Canada and two surviving sisters, Helen E. Gibbs of Salem N.H., and Linda M. McGeorge and her partner, Richard Perrier of Winthrop. He was the beloved and proud uncle of Joseph and Robyn Gibbs Jr. of California, Bruce and Helen Ann (Gibbs) Gusler of Plaistow, N.H., William and Cindy Gibbs of New Hampshire, John and Tricia Gibbs of Salem, N.H., Edward T. Butler of Lowell, Scott and Kelly A. (Butler) Cazel of California and Geoff and Dana (McGeorge) Luparello of Hilliard,Ohio. His great uncle duties extended to nieces, A.J., April, Stephanie, Katylyn and to nephews Bill Jr., Aaron, Brock, Cole. His extended family — aunts, uncles, cousins covered the United States and Canada. His loyalty and friendships reached out all over the world and lasted for decades up and to this present time.

Fr. Butler attended Winthrop Schools, Salem State, St. Philip Nieri, the Cardinal O’Connell Jr. Seminary and lastly St. Johns Seminary when he was ordained at the Cathedral of the Holy Cross in Boston on May 2, 1961, by Richard Cardinal Cushing. His assignments were in parishes of The Archdiocese. He became the director of parish councils in 1964. During the same time, he served as a chaplain in the U.S. Air Force.

His education continued on an ongoing basis earning several master’s degrees. His insatiable appetite to learn and to know was one of his many quiet attributes. His political stances were well known amongst his family and friends. His love for his family, his religion and his God was unquestionable. He mentored and advised all who asked and never turned a soul away. He was a loving, wise, personable, kind man. He will sadly be missed by all who had the chance to meet him and love him for who he truly was. As he always said, “His God knew him best.”

Family and friends will honor Fr. Butler’s life by gathering in Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home , 262 Beach St., Revere, on Friday , Jan. 12, from 3 to 8 p.m. and again on Saturday at 10 a.m. before leaving in procession to St. John the Evangelist Church, Winthrop for a Concelebrated Funeral Mass in his honor at 11:30 a.m. Committal will take place in the summer at the St. James Parish Cemetery, Georgetown, Prince Edward Island Canada as requested. May he rest in peace

Jeanette Fallon

Active member of the Robert DeLeo Senior Center whose greatest love was being surrounded by her loving grandchildren

Jeannette P. (Visconte) Fallon of Winthrop passed away on Jan. 2. She was 96 years old.

Jeannette was a member of the Robert DeLeo Senior Center of Winthrop where she instructed the line dance classes and enjoyed many of the exercise classes that were held there. She enjoyed her many trips to Foxwoods Casino, was an avid Red Sox fan and was active in many of the St. John the Evangelist Church activities. Her greatest love though was being surrounded by her loving grandchildren.

The beloved wife of the late Robert Fallon, she was born in Winthrop, the cherished daughter of the late John A. Visconte and Mary P. (Landry) Visconte. She was the devoted mother of Kathleen Wilcox and her husband, James of Franklin, Sheila Fallon of Winthrop, the late Carolyn Marks and her husband, Paul of Madison, N.H., and Patricia

McCarthy and her husband, Thomas of Winthrop; adored grandmother of Robert Wilcox, Leslie Hyland and her husband, Brian, Michele, David and Jill Marks and Erin McCarthy and great-grandmother of Merrick and Matthew Poto and the dear sister of Doris Visconte of Franklin and the late Richard and Eddie Visconte and Virginia Rowe.

A Funeral Mass was held in St. John the Evangelist Church, Winthrop, on Saturday, Jan. 6. Interment followed in Winthrop Cemetery. Donations in her name can be made to the Alzheimer’s Assn. 309 Waverly Oaks Road Waltham, MA. 02452.

Funeral arrangements were from the Maurice W. Kirby Funeral Home, Winthrop. For guestbook, please visit:

Lloyd Cobb

Longtime Winthrop Little League umpire and Winthrop Golf Club member

Lloyd J. Cobb of Winthrop died on Jan. 2.

Lloyd was a Korean War veteran, serving in the U.S. Navy from 1951 to 1955. He was a member of the Winthrop Golf Club and was a Winthrop Little League umpire for many years.

He was the beloved husband of Jean L. (Looker) Cobb, devoted father of Jeffrey C. Cobb and his wife, Beth of Melrose, Susan C. Molloy and her husband, Daniel of Quincy and Jeremy L. Cobb and his wife, Jill of Winthrop; adored grandfather of Sarah and Luke Molloy and Jason and Jordan Cobb and dear brother of Marguerite Corscadden and her husband, Tim of Little Compton, R.I.

A Memorial Service will be held in St. John’s Episcopal Church, 222 Bowdoin St. Winthrop on Jan. 20 at 11 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory can be made to The Viking Pride Foundation, PO Box 520037, Winthrop, MA 02152.

Funeral arrangements are by the Maurice W. Kirby Funeral Home, 210 Winthrop St., Winthrop. For guestbook, please visit:

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