Obituaries 02-15-2018

Thursday, February 15, 2018
By Transcript Staff

Frances Gunn

Of Winthrop

Frances G. (Farrell) Gunn of Winthrop passed away on Feb. 7 after a long and courageous battle with dementia. She was 89 years old.

The beloved wife of 50 years to the late James P. Gunn, she was born in Lowell, the cherished daughter of the late Francis and Florence (Dillon) Farrell. She was the devoted mother of Matthew F. Gunn and his wife, Jeannie of Arcata, Calif., Timothy Gunn and his wife, Patricia of Winthrop, Jamie Gunn and his partner, Jeff Swindlehurst of Winthrop and Karen M. Gunn and her companion, John Miccichi of Winthrop; adored grandmother of Timothy F. Gunn and his wife, Marissa, Ashley Gunn-Rodriguez and her husband, Bruno, Francis P. “Bub” Gunn and his fiancé, Nicole, Brittany F. Gunn and her boyfriend, Michael, Matthew F. Gunn and his wife, Barbara and Shanna R. Gunn and her boyfriend, Christopher and loving great-grandmother of Valentina Rodriguez, Mateo Rodriguez, Landon Gunn, Logan Gunn, Giacobe Gunn and Cole Doyle and the dear sister of the late Eleanor Sheehan. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Visiting hours will be held in the Maurice W. Kirby Funeral Home, 210 Winthrop St., Winthrop on Friday, Feb. 16, from 8 to 9:30 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. John the Evangelist Church-Winthrop at 10 a.m. Relatives and

friends are invited. Interment to follow will be in Winthrop Cemetery (Belle Isle Section.) In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory can be made to a charity of your choice. For guestbook, please visit:

Carol Burns

Member of the Robert A. DeLeo Senior Center

Carol J. Burns of Main Street, Winthrop passed away at the Melrose Wakefield Hospital on Feb. 10. She was 77 years old.

Born in Winthrop, she was the beloved daughter of the late Madelyn (Scandone) and George H. DeNapoli. A lifelong  Winthrop resident, she worked as a secretary in the film distribution industry for many years and was also a member of the Robert A. DeLeo Senior Center in Winthrop.

She was the devoted wife of David Burns and the loving mother of Christopher Burns and his wife, Alison of Bridgewater and Jonathan Burns and his wife, Allison of Winthrop; the dear sister of the late Kenneth DeNapoli and the cherished grandmother of Kaileen, Francis and Caroline.

Family and friends are cordially invited to attend the visitation from the Caggiano-O’Maley-Frazier Funeral Home, Winthrop today, Thursday, Feb. 15, from 8 to 9:30 a.m., followed by a Funeral Mass in St. John the Evangelist Church, 320 Winthrop St., Winthrop, at 10 a.m. Interment to follow the mass will be in the Belle Isle section of Winthrop Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Robert A. DeLeo Senior Center, 35 Harvard St., Winthrop 02152. To sign the online guestbook, go to

Alfonso Micale

Retired mechanical engineer at Stone & Webster

Alfonso A. Micale of Winthrop and Norwood died on Jan. 28 at the age of 94, surrounded by his loving family at the Chelsea Soldiers Home.

Al spent his entire 40 year career as a mechanical engineer at Stone & Webster Engineering Corp. He was a proud member of the U.S. Army Air Corps. serving in the China, Burma and India Theatres of operation from 1943 to 1945.

Born in the West End of Boston on Jan. 26, 1924, the son of Carmelo and Serafina (Saia) Micale, he was predeceased by his first wife, Claire M. (Dalton) Micale and three brothers and two sisters. He is survived by his current wife, Corinne L. (Koopman) Micale and his children: Edward C. Micale and his wife, Denise of Westport, Elaine M. Hoppe and her husband, David of Norwood, Joanne C. Micale of Londonderry, N.H., and Alan J. Micale and his wife, Margaret of Mansfield. He is also survived by eight grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, his younger brother, Domenic Micale and his wife, Mina of Medford and by many nieces, nephews, and grandnieces and grandnephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Maurice W. Kirby Funeral Home, Winthrop. A Funeral Mass was celebrated on Feb. 1 in St. Michael’s Chapel on the campus of the Chelsea Soldiers Home with full military honors. Burial was private at Highland Cemetery in Norwood. Donations may be made in Al’s memory to the Chelsea Soldiers Home, 100 Crest Ave., Chelsea, MA. 02150, in care of the Recreation Department to support programs and outings for retired service members at the home. For guestbook, please visit:

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