U.S. Marine Corps Iraq War Veteran and sports enthusiast
Richard P. Driscoll of Winthrop passed away on May 7 at the age of 34.
Richard was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran who served in the Iraq War. He was a member of the Winthrop High School baseball team. He also enjoyed playing softball and was an avid fan of all Boston professional sports teams.
He was the beloved husband of Jacquelyn M. (Cass) Driscoll, devoted father of Reagan M. and Owen K. Driscoll. Born in Boston, he was the cherished son of Richard A. and Paula A. (Conley) Driscoll of Winthrop and dear brother of Matthew Driscoll and his wife, Megan of Winthrop. He is also survived by many loving aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.
Visiting hours will be held in the Maurice W. Kirby Funeral Home, 210 Winthrop St., Winthrop, on Saturday, May 12, from 9 to 11 a.m. A Funeral Mass will follow in St. John the Evangelist Church-Winthrop at 11:30 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited. Interment will be in Winthrop Cemetery (Belle Isle Section). For guestbook, please visit:
Former head of Winthrop Schools Art Department
Shirley (Borenstein) Bloom of Brookline, former Head of the Art Department in Winthrop, died on May 5.
The devoted mother of Shelah Bloom and Jonathan Bloom, she was the proud grandmother of Hasan and Rehan Bhatti, and Jacob Bloom, loving sister of the late Milton Borenstein and loving aunt to Roberta and Jefferey Borenstein. Services were held at the Wilson Chapel, 234 Herrick Road, Newton, on May 8. Interment was at Montefiore Cemetery, (Woburn). memorial observance will continue at the home of Shelah Bloom from 7 to 9 p.m., today, Thursday. In lieu of flowers, donations in Shirley’s memory may be made to The United States Holocaust Museum or the Hampshire College Farm Center. For additional information, visit: www.brezniakrodman.com.
Barbara Anne Tallent
Winthrop Catholic Women’s Club member and longtime school library volunteer
Barbara Anne (Sullivan) Tallent, a resident of Winthrop for 85 years, passed away on May 6. She was 93 years old.
She was a member of the Winthrop Catholic Women’s Club, homemaker and avid reader and enjoyed living by the ocean. For many years, Barbara was a volunteer for the Winthrop School System and the library. After retirement, she spent her winters in West Palm Beach, Fla., for over 25 years and she was one of the first residents of the Arbors in Winthrop, since its opening in 2015.
She was the beloved husband of the late James W. Tallent Jr. Prior to his death, James and Barbara enjoyed 59 years of marriage.
Born in Boston, she was the daughter of the late Thomas J. and Lillian M. (Neal) Sullivan, devoted mother of Robert J. Tallent and his wife, Susan, James W. “Jim” Tallent III and Elena Todisco, David N. Tallent and his wife, Sharon, all of Winthrop, Nancy Aliberti and her husband, Roger of Deerfield, N.H., Mark R. Tallent and his wife, Kathleen, Beth Tallent and her husband, Mark Wallace and Kevin S. Tallent and Maria Rosati, all of Winthrop; adored grandmother of Lisa, Ronnie, Kimberly, Kelly, David Jr, Megan, Tracy, Amanda, Christopher, Cara, Summer Joy, Danielle, John James, Alexsandra, John Paul and Christina and loving great-grandmother of 21. She was the dear sister of the late Mary Louise Lawlor and her late husband, Thomas, sister-in-law of Eleanor (Tallent) Smalley and her husband, Robert of West Bridgewater, the late Herbert Tallent and his wife, Sheila (DeVito) Tallent of Kennebunkport, ME and the late Constance (Rutledge) Tallent. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews.
Her Funeral will be held from the Maurice W. Kirby Funeral Home, 210 Winthrop St., Winthrop, on Friday, May 11, at 10:30 a.m. A Funeral Mass will be held in St. John the Evangelist Church-Winthrop at 11:30 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited. Interment will follow in Winthrop Cemetery. Visiting hours will be held in the funeral home today, Thursday, from 4 to 8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations in her name can be made to the Viking Pride Foundation PO Box 520037, Winthrop, MA, 02152 or to Sawtelle House, Gift Processing Center, 41 Mall Road, Burlington, MA, 01805. For guestbook, please visit: www.mauricekirbyfh.com.