Wilbert ‘Bill’ Longfield
Retiree of United Electric Controls
Family and friends are invited to attend Visiting Hours today, Wednesday, Feb. 21, from 4 to 8 p.m. in the Vertuccio and Smith Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Rt. 107) Revere, for Wilbert C. “Bill” Longfield, who passed away at home surrounded by his family on Saturday, Feb. 17. He was 92 years old. His funeral will be conducted from the funeral home on Thursday, Feb. 22, at 10 a.m., followed by a Funeral Mass at 11 a.m. in Our Lady of the Assumption Church, 404 Sumner St., East Boston.
Bill was born in South Boston and raised in Chicago. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy and proudly served his country during World War II. In 1946, he married Anne Rigano of East Boston and they made their home in the Our Lady of the Assumption Parish area for 59 years.
In later years, Bill and Anne moved to Cambridge to be closer to their grandchildren.
After serving in the Navy, Bill developed his career in the electrical field, having worked for many years in Norwood. He later retired from United Electric Controls of Watertown and enjoyed his retirement days by being active in community affairs and by exercising with long walks and chats with neighborhood friends along the way. He was devoted to his passion for music and spent many hours enjoying his tunes, especially jazz and Big Band hits. Bill will be sorely missed by his family and friends.
The beloved and devoted husband of 71 years to Anne J. (Rigano) Longfield of Cambridge, he was the loving father of Diane C.L. Totten and her husband, John of Pembroke, Cape Cod and Boston, Charles L. “Chuck” Longfield and his wife, Susan “Susie” Mees–Longfield of Cambridge and the late Julie Longfield of Revere; the adored grandfather of Katherine A. “Katie” Longfield of Burlington, Vt., Timothy S. Longfield and Matthew C. Longfield, both of Cambridge and his step Grandchildren: Jeff Totten, Doug Totten, Kevin Totten and Julie Totten, all formerly of Cape Cod. He was the dear brother of the late Edith, Margaret, August, Francis, Paul and Otto Longfield and is also lovingly survived by many nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.
Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to American Lung Association, 1661 Worcester Road, Suite 301, Framingham, MA 01701. For more information, please visit www.vertuccioandsmith.com.
Retires Shaw’s Supermarket bookkeeper; member of VFW Beachmont Post 6712 Ladies Auxiliary
Doris E. (Matthews) White of East Boston, formerly of Winthrop, passed away on Feb. 13 at the age of 99.
Doris was a member of the V.F.W. Beachmont Post #6712- Ladies Auxiliary. Prior to her retirement, she was employed by Shaw’s Supermarket as a bookkeeper.
The beloved wife of the late Gerald M. White, she was born in Winthrop, the daughter of the late Everett F. and Evelyn (Rich) Matthews. She was the devoted mother of Lt. Col. Thomas A. Barrett Jr. (USAF Ret.) and his wife, Linda M. of Bradenton, Fla., Jeanne M. McDonough and her companion, Mario Dibacco of Winthrop and Janice M. Masci of Plantation Fla.; adored grandmother of Mark T. Mason, Stephen J. Mason, Ian M. Barrett, Jenny R. Prowse, the late Tonya A. Barrett, Michelle M. Perrin, Scott W. McDonough, Christopher T. Masci and Leah Masci-Page; loving great-grandmother of 11 and the dear sister of the late Everett “Red or Blondie” Matthews. Funeral arrangements were by the Maurice W. Kirby Funeral Home, 210 Winthrop St., Winthrop. A Funeral Mass was held in St. John the Evangelist Church-Winthrop on Tuesday, Feb. 20. Interment followed in Puritan Lawn Cemetery-Peabody. Donations in her name can be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN. 38105. For guestbook, please visit: www.mauricekirbyfh.com.
Member of St. Agrippina Women’s Society of Boston
Dolores (Payne) Lazzarino of Winthrop passed away peacefully on Feb. 15 surrounded by her loving family.
Dolores was a member of the Saint Agrippina Women’s Society of Boston.
She was the beloved wife of the late Peter Lazzarino; devoted mother of Nicholas Mustacchio and his wife, Lisa of East Boston, Warren Mustacchio and his wife, Anna of the North End and Jeanine Markiewicz and her husband, Jonathan of Saugus; dear sister of John Payne and Warren Payne, both of Boston and the late Diane Byrne and adored grandmother of Nicole, Michael, Gina, Gabriella, Nick and Nicholas. She is also survived by many cherished nieces and nephews, as well as by her life-long friend, Jan Freda of Winthrop.
Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home (Orient Heights) East Boston. Dolores was laid to rest in Belle Isle section of Winthrop Cemetery with her beloved husband, Peter. May they both rest in peace. In honoring Dolores’s life and in lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St Jude Children Hospital PO Box 1000 Dept 142 Memphis TN 38101. For more more information: www.ruggieromh.com.
Raymond Joseph Pelletier
1957 — 2018
Raymond “Jay” Joseph Pelletier, age 60, of Vero Beach, Fla., formerly of Winthrop, passed away peacefully in his sleep surrounded by family on Friday, Feb. 16 at Kindred Hospital in Melbourne, Fla..
He was born on October 23, 1957 in Phoenix, Ariz. to the late Raymond Henry and Phyllis Ann (Brennan) Pelletier. He grew up and attended high school in Bedford, and then studied aviation science, finance and accounting at college level.
On March 27, 2010, he married Scott William Stewart in Boston.
A former private pilot, he enjoyed aviation, travel and swimming. He loved animals (including his two rescue dogs). He also loved to sing and had a beautiful voice. For over 20 years, he worked as the director of human resources at John Snow, Inc., a global health consulting firm in Boston.
A resident of Winthrop for many years, Ray and Scott moved to Florida in July of 2016. Ray was loved by many at his workplace and in his community.
He is survived by his husband, Scott; his daughters, Briana Conlan-King and Brittany Revenaugh, both of Port Orange, Fla.; his three grandchildren: Liam and Callen King and Teagan Revenaugh; his brother, Christian Pelletier of Leona Valley, Calif.; his sister, Juli Pelletier of Vero Beach, Fla.; his step-father, Bert Webster of Barefoot Bay, Fla.; his step-sister Daryl Webster of Hyde Park, Massachusetts; his stepbrother Brad Webster of Chelmsford, Massachusetts as well as many nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives and friends, including his beloved aunt, Anita Garrett of Gloucester, Massachusetts and his best friend, James Matarazzo Jr. of Oxford, England. He was preceded in death by his former partner, Ryne Kneeland (1964-1995).
Funeral services in Florida will be private. A public celebration of Ray’s life will be held at the First Church in Salem, 316 Essex St., Salem, Massachusetts on Saturday, April 7, at 3 p.m. Donations may be made in Ray’s name to the AIDS Action Committee, 75 Amory St., Boston, MA 02119 (www.aac.org) or to the H.A.L.O. Rescue No Kill Animal Shelter, 710 Jackson St, Sebastian, FL. 32958 (www.halorescuefl.org).
Worked for Department of Corrections
Patricia K. Kelley of Point Shirley, Winthrop passed away at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston on Feb. 16. She was 73 years old.
Born in Winthrop, she was the beloved daughter of the late Dorothy (Barry) and William Butler. A longtime resident of Winthrop. she worked as the secretary to the superintendent at the South Bay House of Corrections in Boston. She also previously worked at the former Deer Island House of Corrections.
She was the devoted wife of Robert Kelley and the mother of Thomas Westmoreland, the loving stepmother of Danny Kelley, Timmy Kelley and Karen Famolare and her husband, Steven; dear sister of the late Billy Butler and his wife, Cheryl; cherished step-grandmother of Leia, Genna and James Famolare and loving aunt of Casey, Christopher, Patrick, Shaun and Jessica. She is also survived by eight great nieces and nephews.
Services and interment are private.
Memorial donations may be made to the MSPCA 350 S Huntington Ave., Jamaica Plain, MA 02130 or go towww.mspca.org.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Caggiano-O’Maley-Frazier Funeral Homne, Winthrop. To sign the online guestbook go to www.caggianofuneralhome.com.
Julia L. DeCarlo of Centre St., Winthrop passed away at the Lighthouse Nursing Care Center in Revere on Feb. 14. She was 89 years old.
Born in East Boston, the beloved daughter of the late Marie (Blasi) and Armando Nappi, Sr., she was the devoted wife of the late John J. DeCarlo and the loving mother of Robert DeCarlo and his wife, Valerie, Debra A. Zinna and her husband, Anthony and Michael DeCarlo and his wife, Carol, all of Winthrop; dear sister of Armando Nappi, Jr. and the late John Nappi; cherished grandmother of Richard, Robert, Christopher, Michael and Danielle. She is also survived by six great-grandchildren and her daughter-in-law, Janet DeCarlo-Staples.
Her funeral was conducted from the Caggiano-O’Maley-Frazier Funeral Home on Saturday, Feb. 17 followed by a Funeral Mass in St. John the Evangelist Church. Rev. Charles Bourke celebrated the mass and offered prayers at the interment in the Belle Isle section of Winthrop Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association P.O. Box 96011 Washington D.C. 20090-6011 or go towww.alz.org. To sign the online guestbook go to www.caggianofuneralhome.com.