Obituaries 04-26-2018

Ann Rawston

Of Arlington, formerly of Winthrop

Ann (Ford) Rawston of Arlington, formerly of Winthrop, died on April 17.

She was the beloved wife of the late Raymond P. Rawston, devoted mother of Linda J. Pomeroy and her husband, David E. Pomeroy of Mendon, Robin A. Doremus and

her husband, Mark G. Doremus of South Berwick, ME.; loving grandmother of Michael Pomeroy, Brenna Cavanaugh, Padraic Pomeroy, Eoin Pomeroy, Ann Doremus and Megan Doremus. She is also survived by nine loving great-grandchildren. She was the sister of Paul Ford of Winthrop, Robert Ford and his wife, Theresa of Rowley, and the late Mary Maloney, Theresa Trainor, Gertrude Frederick, Gerald “Dick” Ford, and Flora Wells. She is further survived by many loving nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Keefe Funeral Home, Arlington. Burial was at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Arlington. To send a message of condolence, please visit

Audrey Fisher

Fought courageous and valiant battle with ALS

Audrey M. (Sullivan) Fisher of Winthrop, formerly of East Boston, passed away at home on Wednesday, April 18, with her loving family by her side, after a most courageous and valiant battle with ALS. She was 57 years old.

Audrey was born and raised in East Boston. She was educated in Boston Public Schools and was a 1978 graduate of East Boston High School. Immediately after graduation, Audrey began to work at Broadway National Bank in Chelsea. On Nov. 15, 1981, she married the love of her life, Robert L. Fisher. The couple settled in East Boston just steps away from her childhood home before moving to Point Shirley in Winthrop.

In 1983, Audrey took a position with the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in the Department of Revenue. Audrey’s skill set and dedicated work ethic allowed her to rise quickly, and she soon became the assistant to the deputy commissioner of Tax Payers Service Division of the Department of Revenue.

In 1996 and then in 1998, Audrey was blessed with the birth of her sons, Bobby, Jr. and Zachary. She cherished her role as mother and embraced it with unconditional love. Her dedication was easily seen on the baseball fields, basketball courts, football fields, banquets, fundraisers and many more events for her children and in her community.

After her diagnosis with ALS, she maintained her strong will and spirit to continue to live. She continued to work every day until the disease became too debilitating. She was blessed to have her family, extended family, friends and colleagues around her for support and strength.

Audrey was an inspiration to many, not just ALS but to anyone who may be afflicted with any disease. Her unwavering strength was with her until she went home to God.

The beloved and devoted wife of 36 years to Robert L. Fisher, Sr., she was the loving and proud mother of Robert L. Fisher, Jr. and Zachary S. Fisher, all of Winthrop; cherished sister of Coleen Pino of Revere and her late husband, Martin “Marty” Pino, Glen M. Sullivan of Revere and the late Kevin P. Sullivan and Barry L. Sullivan; dedicated daughter of the late Rita A. (Mazzarella) Sullivan and Louis J. Sullivan; loving daughter-in-law of Edith Fisher of East Boston; dear sister-in-law of David A. Fisher of Revere, Kimberly L. Fisher of East Boston and Danny S. Smith and his wife, Patricia K. of Melrose. She is also lovingly survived by several nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews, many loving and caring friends, cousins, colleagues and especially “Audrey’s Angels” and her very special friend, Fr. Richard Uftring of Winthrop.

Funeral arrangements were by the Vertuccio and Smith, Home for Funerals, Revere. A Funeral Mass was celebrated in Sacred Heart Church, East Boston.

Interment was in Winthrop Cemetery (Belle Isle Section). In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to Compassionate Care ALS 744 W. Falmouth Highway Falmouth, MA 02540 or ALS Family Charitable Foundation 1 Throwbridge Road, Suite 325, Buzzards Bay, MA.

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John Gallivan

Longtime employee of Boston Ship Repair

John F. Gallivan of Winthrop died on April 13 after a long illness.

He was a longtime employee of Boston Ship Repair, a member of the Shipbuilders Union Local S25 and the Pleasant Park Yacht Club.

The beloved son of the late Joseph A. and Frances M. (Honan) Gallivan, he was the loving brother of Paul J. and his wife, Laura J. Gallivan of Milton, the late James R. and his wife, Catherine E. Gallivan of Winthrop, Jean M. and her husband, Thomas M. Curtis, Jr. of Lowell, and Joseph A. Gallivan, Jr. of Winthrop. He is also survived by many nieces, nephews and friends who were considered family.

His Funeral will be held from the Maurice W. Kirby Funeral Home, 210 Winthrop St., Winthrop, on Monday, April 23, at 9 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. John the Evangelist Church, 320 Winthrop St., Winthrop, at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited. Visiting hours will be held at the funeral home on Sunday, April 22 from 2 to 5 p.m.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Mass General Cancer Center in support of lung cancer research. Donations online or mailed to the MGH Development Office, ATTN: Carrie Powers, 125 Nashua St., Suite 540, Boston, MA 02114.

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