40-year owner and director of Mrs. Marley’s Nursery and Pre-School in Winthrop
Elaine M. (Sacco) Marley of Winthrop passed away after a brief illness on July 2. She was 91 years old.
Elaine was the proud owner and director of Mrs. Marley’s Nursery and Preschool, located in Winthrop for over 40 years. She was also a member of the Sons of Italy-Winthrop Lodge #2057.
The beloved wife of the late Albert L. Marley Sr., she was born in Boston, the daughter of the late Mark and Margaret (Erickson) Sacco. She was the devoted mother of Charlene A. Marley, Susan M. McLaughlin and her husband, John, Brian L. Marley and his wife, Stacie, Albert L. Marley Jr. and his wife, Eileen, Lois E. Marley and the late Kevin Marley, all of Winthrop; adored grandmother of Craig, Danielle, Lauren, Kenneth, Alexandra, Jennifer, Kevin, Tyler, Dena and Brianna and great-grandmother of John, Marli, Ryan and Karleigh; dear sister of Joan Welch of Stoneham, Carol Piasecny of Florida, Bobby Sacco of Winthrop, Jake Sacco of North Conway, Mark Sacco of Marshfield, Karen Joyce of Manchester, N.H., Kathy Butler of Manchester, N.H. and the late Lois Hickey of East Boston, Kenneth Sacco of Revere, Steven Sacco of Manchester, N.H. and James Sacco of East Boston. Elaine was also the longtime companion of Charlie Zuffante. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews.
Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Maurice W. Kirby Funeral Home, Winthrop. Burial was in Winthrop Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory can be made to the Elaine M. Marley Scholarship Fund to help further the education of students looking for a career in teaching early education, c/o the Webster First Federal Credit Union, 15 Woodside Ave, Winthrop, MA 02152.
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Retired Cummings Middle School food service manager
Valerie E. (Allen) LeBlanc of Winthrop passed away on July 1. She was 78 years old.
Valerie was the food service manager for the Cummings Middle School in Winthrop until her retirement. She was also a member of the Winthrop Lodge of Elks 1078 and enjoyed bowling on Monday nights with the Elks Ladies Bowling League. Before working for the Cummings School, she was employed by U.S. Airlines for 10 years.
Preceeded in death by her husband, Richard LeBlanc and former husband and father of her children, John P. “Jackie” Roberts, she was the devoted mother of Donna M. Roberts of Medford and Denise M. (Roberts) O’Connell of Winthrop, adored grandmother of Shelagh O’Connell, Sean O’Connell Jr. and Shannon O’Connell. Born in Winthrop, she was the daughter of the late Henry and Kathryn (Barrett) Allen, dear sister of Cynthia K. O’Connell and her late husband, Kenneth of Winthrop, Charlene J. Murphy and her late husband, Tom of Winthrop, Douglas Allen and his wife, Shirley of San Diego, Calif. and Barry Allen of Winthrop and special sister of Jeanette Roberts and her husband, Billy of Salem, N.H. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews.
Funeral arrangements were by the Maurice W. Kirby Funeral Home, Winthrop. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory can be made to: The COPD Foundation, 3300 Ponce de Leon Blvd. Coral Gables, FL 33134. For guestbook, please visit: www.mauricekirbyfh.com.
Devoted father and grandfather
Henry S. Stempien of Peabody, formerly of Winthrop, passed away on June 20 at the age of 84.
Henry was in the photography field for more than five decades and was a member of the Camera Repairmans Association. He was the general manager at Gov’t Center Camera for more than 30 years.
He played the organ, accordion, bass, and loved listening to Polish music on Sunday mornings with his wife. He was a devoted father and grandfather and was always willing to lend a helping hand.
Born in Pembroke, N.Y. to the late Joseph John Stempien and Marianna (Marek) Stempien, he was the beloved husband for 64 years to Carol C. Stempien, devoted father of Sharon Stempien Dendy of Spring Hill, Fla., Steven M. Stempien of Methuen, Susan C. Stempien of Winthrop and John J. Stempien of Danvers. He leaves his grandchildren: SFC Michael Henry Dendy (U.S. Army), Steven Stempien, Anthony Stempien, Sarina Stempien, Gillian Stempien, Nico Stempien, and Giovanni Stempien and great grandchildren: Aelaskye Dendy, Jamie Dendy, Sophia Dendy, Adrianna Stempien and Luciana Stempien; sisters, Sophie McEntee of Machias, N.Y. and Cecelia Szymanski of Blasdell, N.Y. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his son, Joseph Henry Stempien and grandson, Jeffrey Orman Dendy; his brothers, John, Anthony and Thaddeus Stempien and sister, Frances Krzyzanowski.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to c/o: Hereditary Neuropathy Foundation PO Box 1922 Midlothian, VA 23113 *Please put Henry S. Stempien in memo line. All donations will go to CMT1A in memory of Henry Stephen Stempien. To leave a condolence kindly visit www.mackeyfuneralhome.com.
Founding member of the East Boston Neighborhood Health Center board of directors
Patricia A. (Armstrong) Buonopane of Winthrop, formerly of East Boston, died suddenly on July 1.
Patricia was a founding member of the East Boston Neighborhood Health Center Board of Directors.
She was the beloved mother of Peter and his wife, Gigi of East Boston, Mark and his wife, Linda of Winthrop, Paul, of Acton, Brenda and her husband, Thomas Batts of Winthrop, James of Boston, Gayle Shea and her companion, Anthony DiGirolamo of Saugus and her former husband, Christopher Shea and the late John W. Buonopane; sister of Margaret and her husband, James Rooney, William and his wife, Ann, John and his wife, Joanne, Gladys “Tootsie” and her late husband, Simone “Sonny” Grato, Mabel and her late husband, Albert Arsenault, Theresa and her husband, Martin Morrissey and the late Jeanette and Kenneth Haddock, Frances and John Somers, Winifred McCarthy and the late Guy Colella and Mary Armstrong. She is also survived by 12 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. She was the former wife of the late John Buonopane and the companion of the late Ronald Gibbons.
Funeral arrangements were by the Magrath Funeral Home, East Boston. Interment was at Holy Cross Cemetery. Donations in her memory to the Salvation Army would be appreciated. For additional information, visit: .MagrathFuneralHome.com.
Retired bank teller
Mary L. Chiulli of Golden Drive, Winthrop passed away at home on July 8. She was 88 years old.
Born in Boston, the beloved daughter of the late Philomena (Incrovato) and George Hlabanis, she was a resident of Winthrop and East Boston and was employed as a bank teller for many years.
She was the devoted wife of the late Anthony Chiulli and the loving mother of Marcella Feudo and her husband, Anthony of Winthrop, Gregory Chiulli and his wife, Mary of Revere, Jacqueline Copp and her husband, Stephen of Dover, New Hampshire, Carolyn Calloway of Florida and Thomas Lopez of New Hampshire; dear sister of the late Thomas Lopez, Walter Lopez, Albert Lopez, Rita Palladino, Anna Hlabanis and Helen Procopio; cherished grandmother of Michael and Jacqueline Feudo, Susan and Michael Mattera, Cassandra Chiulli, Alexandra Chiulli, Stephen W. Copp, Jr., Lauren Copp, Sydney Copp and Vanessa Rice and great grandmother of Max, Michael, Sabrina, Matthew, Julianne, Stephen, Gianna and Owen.
Family and friends are cordially invited to attend the visitation from the Caggiano-O’Maley-Frazier Funeral Home, Winthrop today, Thursday, July 12, from 4 to 8 p.m. The funeral will be conducted from the funeral home on Friday, July 13 at 9 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 Cross Street section of Winthrop Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Sabrina Feudo Scholarship Fund, Winthrop Town Hall, Treasurer’s Office, 1 Metcalf Square, Winthrop MA 02152.To sign the online guestbook, go to www.caggianofuneralhome.com.
Of Charlestown, formerly of Winthrop
Anne L. Roberson of Charlestown entered into eternal glory on July 5. She was 91 years old.
Born in Boston, the beloved daughter of the late Ana (Cambria) and Antonio Bonacorso, she was a resident of Winthrop for many years and also lived in Lynn and Florida. Prior to her retirement, she worked as a sales representative in retail stores for several years. She was a member of the Sweet Adeline’s, a musical female quartet. She loved theater, appearing in Joey and Maria’s Wedding and was also an animal lover.
She was the devoted wife of the late John W. Roberson and the loving mother of Robin Lally and her husband, Paul of West Melbourne, Florida, Nancy Alfonso and her husband, Frank of Medford, Johanna Carregal and her husband, Joseph of Charlestown, William Roberson and his wife, Sherry of Lynn and the late John Roberson and his wife, Patricia of Methuen; dear sister of the late Josephine Maggio, Lillian Pirroni, Sylvia Guenard-Costonis, Nancy Iengo, Mary Peluso, Grace Rebsamen, Nunzio Bonacorso, John Bonacorso and Anthony Bonacorso, and is also survived by nine grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
The funeral was conducted from the Caggiano-O’Maley-Frazier Funeral Home, Winthrop on Tuesday, July 10, followed by a Funeral Mass in St. John the Evangelist Church. Interment followed the Mass in the Puritan Lawn Cemetery in Peabody.
Memorial donations may be made to the MSPCA, 350 South Huntington Ave., Boston, MA 02130 or go to www.mspca.org or the Chelsea Jewish Nursing Home 17 Lafayette Ave., Chelsea MA 02150. To sign the online guestbook go to www.caggianofuneralhome.com.
James Hunter Conway
Of Lynn, formerly of Winthrop
James Hunter Conway of Lynn passed away at home on July 3. He was 58 years old.
Born on July 22, 1959, in Winthrop, the son of the late John J. Conway, Jr. and Grace (Hunter) Conway and the husband of Karen (Pappadopoulos) Conway of Lynn, James graduated from Winthrop High School and worked as a painter for many years.
He was the devoted father of Jonathan Conway of Malden and Aidan Conway of Salem; the dear brother of John J. Conway, III and his wife, Joanne of Sun City, Fla., Grace F. Conway-Sennott of Winthrop, Paul Conway and his wife, Kelly of Palm Desert, CA and Kevin Conway and his wife, Nancy of Lynn and the uncle of many nieces and nephews.
Funeral services and interment are private and under the care of Cuffe-McGinn Funeral Home, 157 Maple St., Lynn. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, P.O. Box 849168, Boston, MA 02284-9168 or via www.jimmyfund.org. For the online guestbook, please visit www.cuffemcginn.com.
Carpenter, skier, avid sailor and member of Winthrop Elks
Steven E. Bomarsi of Salem, formerly of Winthrop, passed away on July 1. He was 53 years old.
Steven was employed as a carpenter. He was a skier and an avid sailor and a member of the Winthrop Lodge of Elks 1078 where he loved being down at the marina.
He was the cherished son of Joanne E. (Roulier) Bomarsi of Salem and Edward F. Bomarsi and his wife, Regina Nalen Bomarsi of Revere; dear brother of Eric Bomarsi and his wife, Bethann and their sons Eric I. and Brian of Northborough, David Bomarsi of Winthrop, Adam Smith and his wife, Sellah Stasy Smith and their daughter, Morgan and son, Roman of Raleigh, N.C., Edward Bomarsi and his wife, Cerisse and their daughter Scarlet and son, Brayden of Winthrop and step-brother of Julie Nalen and her son, Vincent Delucia.
Funeral arrangements were by the Maurice W. Kirby Funeral, Winthrop.
Burial was in Winthrop Cemetery.
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Former member of Winthrop Amvets
Ralph F. Massa of Sheffield Drive, Peabody, passed away at the Lahey Clinic in Peabody on July 10. He was 76 years old.
Born in Somerville, he was the beloved son of the late Florence and Louis Massa. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy at an early age reaching the rank of E-5. After his honorable discharge, he went on to work as a truck driver for Coca Cola for many years. He was also a former member of the AMVETS in Winthrop.
He was the loving father of John Massa of Dorchester, Anna Marie Robitaille of Woburn, Theresa Lavoie of Winthrop, Louis Massa of Winthrop, Michael Massa of East Boston and Neil Massa of Wakefield; dear brother of Peg Castricone of New Hampshire and the late Anna Massa Iapicca. He is also survived by his special niece and nephew, Gina Mahoney and Joseph Iapicca, five grandchildren and his loving companion Doris D’Abrio.
Family and friends are cordially invited to attend the visitation from the Caggiano-O’Maley-Frazier Funeral Home, Winthrop on Friday, July 13, from 2 to 4 p.m. A celebration of life service will be held immediately following the visitation in the funeral home chapel at 4 p.m.
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