Obituaries 05-03-2018

Michael Glynn Klimas

His kindness and open arms to others will always be remembered

Michael Glynn Klimas of Winthrop died on Monday, April 30. He passed  peacefully at 4:28 p.m. in the arms of his loving wife and surrounded by his family. He was 63 years old.

Michael was born on July 14, 1954, in Framingham to Eugenia Lillian Hannagan Klimas (Lily). He grew up in Cambridge and spent most of his childhood here.

After the death of his mother at a young age, Michael lived with close friends, including lifelong best friend Gilbert Comeau,and was supported by his guardian, the late Ignatius Piscatello. He went on to graduate from Cambridge High and Latin.

Michael wed Gail Christine Keating, originally of Cambridge, in June of 1983. The couple moved to Winthrop to start their family and the couple went on to have two daughters.

Michael loved to play sports and played on several teams throughout his lifetime, well into his forties. His daughters remember getting excited to see their dad play on the local softball team. He also loved to watch sports and was an avid fan of the New England Patriots and other Boston teams. Michael would take his daughters to sporting events often when they were young.

One of Michael’s favorite past times was bringing his children camping in New  Hampshire during the summers. He had a large group of friends and enjoyed singing along to Motown sitting by a campfire at night. He loved to swim, grill and fish with his family and felt most relaxed spending a long summer day at the beach with his wife and children. Throughout his children’s lives, Michael continued to be very involved and supportive of all their endeavors. His children knew that they could call him at any hour if they needed help. He was a proud and loving father and if his children were happy, he was happy.

Michael and Gail were always willing to help anyone and welcomed everyone in their home. Michael always told his children that if they knew of someone without a place to go for a holiday to invite them to their house. His kindness and open arms towards others will always be remembered.

Michael is survived by his wife, Gail, his children, Lisa Lillian Klimas and Kristin Elizabeth Klimas and his son-in-law, Spencer Meehan. Michael also leaves behind his cherished nephews and nieces, Matthew Keating and his wife, Jacqueline Keating, both of Winthrop, Daniel Keating and Emily Kasinskas, both of Lowell and his great niece, Chloe Keating. He was the beloved brother in law of Stephen, Brian and Jeffrey Keating and the late Edward Keating and the beloved son-in-law of Joan Keating.

Visitation hours will be 4 to 8 p.m. on Friday, May 4, at the Maurice W. Kirby Funeral Home, 210 Winthrop St. Winthrop. Family and friends may gather at the funeral home on Saturday, May 5, at 9 a.m. before leaving for a procession to St. John the Evangelist Church in Winthrop for a Funeral Mass at 10 a.m. A reception will follow the Mass at the Winthrop Arms. Friends and family are welcome to join. Donations in Michael’s name can be made to a charity of your choice.

The family wishes to extend gratitude to the team at Mass General Hospital – White 10 for their kindness and compassion in Michael’s final days.

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Caroline Coffey

Will be remembered as an incredible wife, mother and grandmother

Caroline L. Coffey of Overlook Drive, Winthrop passed away at home on May 1. She was 71 years old.

Caroline will be remembered as an incredible wife, mother and grandmother. She took pride in raising her children and was known as “Mamaw” to her grandchildren.  She enjoyed watching her grandchildren’s successes and achievements and she was very proud of them all.

Born in Johnstown, Penn.,, the beloved daughter of the late Ruth (Swanson) and John A. Garshnick, she was the devoted wife of 52 years to Stephen T. Coffey and the loving mother of Kathleen Duffy and her husband, John and Diana August and her husband, Gene, all of Winthrop, Stephen Coffey and his wife, Deanna of New Hampshire, Thomas Coffey and his wife, Kristin of Winthrop and James Coffey and his wife, Elizabeth of Maine; dear sister of John Garshnick of Tennessee, Ruthann Dill of California and the late Linda Conway and the cherished grandmother of Kelleigh, John, Connor, Taylor, Molly, Gene, Kristina, Stephen, Thomas, Avalina, James and Lennon.

Family and friends are cordially invited to attend the visitation from the Caggiano-O’Maley-Frazier Funeral Home, Winthrop on Friday, May 4, from 4 to 8 p.m. The funeral will be conducted from the funeral home on Saturday, May 5, at 10:30 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. John the Evangelist Church, 320 Winthrop St., Winthrop, at 11:30 a.m. Interment to follow the mass will be in the Belle Isle section of Winthrop Cemetery.

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Judith Jeanne Moses

Past president of the Women’s Section of the National Asociation of Realtors

Judith Jeanne ”Judy” Moses of Chestnut Hill, formerly of Winthrop, died suddenly by accident on April 29.

Judy was the owner of Pathway Home Realty Group in Newton, a member of the Brookline Rotary Club and past president of the Women’s Section of the National Association of Realtors.

She was the beloved wife of Charles Capace, loving daughter of Ronald E. and Elinor A. (Vitale) Moses and dear sister of Thomas C. Moses, all of Winthrop. She is also survived by her extended family and friends.

Visiting hours will be held in the Bell-O’Dea Funeral Home, 376 Washington St., Brookline, today, Thursday, May 3, from 3 to 8 p.m. Relatives and friends are kindly invited. For directions to the funeral home please visit A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Friday May 4, at 11:30 a.m. in the Holy Rosary Church, 1015 Shirley St., Winthrop. Interment will follow in the Winthrop Cemetery Belle Isle Section. For directions to the church please visit

As an advocate for the homeless and her love for animals, donations in lieu of flowers may be made to Rosie’s Place, 889 Harrison Ave., Boston, MA. 02118, the Dedham Animal Shelter, 55 Anna’s Pl., Dedham, MA. 02026 or the Northeast Animal Shelter, 347 Highland Ave., Salem, MA.01970.

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