Ronald ‘Ronnie’ Tallent
Ronald “Ronnie” Tallent of Siren St., a lifelong Winthrop resident, passed away unexpectedly on July 15. He was 47 years old.
Born in Malden, the beloved son of Susan (Pancygrau) and Robert J. Tallent, he was graduated from Winthrop High School in 1988 where he achieved All Scholastic Status in Baseball. He was also a graduate of Worcester Academy in 1989. One of the happiest days of his life was when he was drafted by the California Angels in 1989, eventually signing a contract and then playing in their minor league system.
He attended Salem State College, was certified as a computer technician and went on to work at Pioneer Financial in Boston. He held various jobs over the years and most recently worked with the Cash family at Atlantic Asphalt in Revere.
He played softball for many years in the Winthrop Men’s Softball League, the East Boston Men’s Softball League and also played in the East Boston Men’s Flag Football League. Ronnie also really enjoyed working out in the gyms in the area.
He was husband of Jennifer (DiNublia) and the loving father of Cassidy Lee, Dylan James and Isabella Josephine, dear brother of Lisa Yarrow and her husband, Chris and the beloved uncle of Christopher, Kayla and Sam Yarrow, all of Winthrop; cherished grandson of Patricia Pancygrau and the late Henry Pancygrau of Winchester and the late Barbara and James Tallent. He is also survived by many loving aunts, uncles and cousins.
A Funeral Mass was held in St. John the Evangelist Church on Wednesday, July 25. Committal was private.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Ronald’s name may be made to the Viking Pride Foundation, P.O. Box 520037, Winthrop, MA 02152 or online at www.vikingpride.org.
Arrangements were under the direction of the Caggiano-O’Maley-Frazier Funeral Home, Winthrop. To sign the online guestbook go to www.caggianofuneralhome.com.
New England Tel & Tel retiree
Frances M. (Killen) Dawson of Winthrop passed away on July 17. She was 89 years old.
Frances grew up in Lawrence and was a graduate of Lawrence High School-Class of 1946. Prior to her retirement, she was employed by the former New England Telephone as a phone operator.
She was the beloved wife of the late Leo E. Dawson Sr. Born in Lawrence, the cherished daughter of the late Albert F. and Anna Marie (Poremba) Killen, devoted mother of Leo E. Dawson Jr and his wife, Patricia of West Chester, Pa., Christine A. Dawson of Waldwick, NJ, Mary Gail F. Clucas and her husband, John, Johanne S. Pino and her husband, Frank Jr., James F. Dawson and Jennifer Campellone, all of Winthrop and Joseph A. Dawson and his wife, Julie of Tewksbury; adored grandmother of Kelly, Brendan, Colleen, Shannon, Mark, Lauren, Frank III, Christopher, Andrew, Matthew, Arianna, Makenzie and Cian and loving great-grandmother of Gavin, Grady, Olivia, Evan, Lucas, Lily, Audrea, Ethan, Abby, Declan, Tillie, Frank James and Brayden. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews.
Funeral arrangements were by the Maurice W. Kirby Funeral Home, Winthrop. Interment was at Winthrop Cemetery. Donations in her memory can be made either to the Boston Childrens Hospital c/o The Heart Center 300 Longwood Ave. Boston, MA. 02115, the Dana Farber Cancer Institute 450 Brookline Ave., Boston, MA. 02215 or to the Massachusetts Eye and Ear 243 Charles St. Boston, MA. 02114. operator.
For guestbook, please visit: www.mauricekirbyfh.com.
Named Knights of Columbus Man of the Year 1980, member of Winthrop Elks
Richard C. Limone of Main St., Winthrop passed away at the Massachusetts General Hospital on July 23. He was 75 years old.
Born in Winthrop and a lifelong Winthrop resident, he was the beloved son of the late Assunta “Susie” (Pagliccia) and Joseph Limone.
He was employed as a skilled laborer for the Massachusetts Port Authority prior to his retirement. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus #162 where he held the office of treasurer and was named Knight of the year in 1980. He was also a life member of the Winthrop Lodge of Elks.
He was the devoted husband of Lucille “Lucy” (Scopa) and the loving father of Susan Brace and her late husband, David of Winthrop and Richard P. Limone and his companion, Kim Bowen of Winthrop; the dear brother of Joseph Limone and his late wife, Clare of Winthrop, Ralph Limone and his late wife, Vera of New Hampshire, the late Louis Limone and his wife, Liz and the late Emily Sorrentino and her husband, Guy of Groton. He is also survived by many loving nieces, nephews and friends.
Family and friends are cordially invited to attend the visitation from the Caggiano-O’Maley-Frazier Funeral Home, Winthrop today, Thursday, July 26, from 4 to 8 p.m. The funeral will be conducted from the funeral home on Friday, July 27 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 Belle Isle section of Winthrop Cemetery.
For directions, memorial donations or to sign the online guestbook go to www.caggianofuneralhome.com.
Court officer, co-owner of Automotive Machine Company in Revere and Winthrop Auxiliary Police Sergeant
Jan Makosky of Pleasant St., Winthrop passed away at home on July 22 after a courageous two year battle with metastatic prostate cancer. He was 64 years old.
Born in Revere, the beloved son of the late Sophia (Araneicka) and Edward Makosky, he was a 1971 graduate of Revere High School and has been a resident of Winthrop since 1977. At the time of his death, Jan was a full time Court Officer in Lynn. He also worked in trial courts in Cambridge, Salem and Haverhill. He was also the co-owner of the Automotive Machine Company in Revere. He was a member of the National Rifle Association, the Mystic Valley Gun Club and was a sergeant on the Winthrop Auxillary Police Force.
He was the devoted husband of Donna (Donovan) and the loving father of Deanna Stephens and her husband, Robert and Danielle Makosky, all of Winthrop, dear brother of the late Hedwig “Hedy” Weeden and her surviving husband, William of Middleton and the late Edward Makosky; brother in law of William Donovan, Jr. and his former wife, Mary of Winthrop, Richard Donovan and his wife, Nancy of Melrose, James Donovan of Winthrop and Deborah McCarthy and her husband, Kevin of Winthrop; cherished grandfather of Anthony Borgatti of Winthrop and son in law of the late Jeanette (Kneeland) and William Donovan. He also leaves his beloved fur babies and grand fur babies who helped him through his battle.
Family and friends are cordially invited to attend the visitation from the Caggiano-O’Maley-Frazier Funeral Home, Winthrop on Friday, July 27, from 4 to 8 p.m. The funeral will be conducted from the funeral home on Saturday, July 28 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 Belle Isle section of Winthrop Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Prostate Cancer Foundation at www.cure.pcf.org.
For directions or to sign the online guestbook go to www.caggianofuneralhome.com.