Obituaries 08-02-2018

Barbara Wyman

Lifelong Winthrop resident

Barbara A. Wyman of Peabody, formerly of Winthrop, passed away surrounded by her loving family at the Kaplan Family Hospice in Danvers on July 21. She was 92 years old.

Born in Cambridge, the beloved daughter of the late Anna (Cronin) and Albert J. Wyman, Sr., she was a long time resident of Winthrop and a graduate of Winthrop High School. She went on to work as an executive secretary for Delta Airlines for over 30 years. She was a former member of the Winthrop Lodge of Elk’s Emblem Club and the chairperson for the welcoming committee at Brooksby Village. She also loved to travel and was an avid walker around the Town of Winthrop.

She was the dear sister of the late Albert J. Wyman, Jr. and the loving aunt of Anne and Bob Moravsik, Tim and Kathi Wyman and the late Albert J. Wyman, III, former sister in law of Harriet Gurney and she is also survived by many loving great nieces and nephews and great great nieces and nephews.

Services and interment will be held at a later date in New Jersey.

Memorial donations may be made to the Wyman House, Francis Wyman Association, Inc. 14 Thompson St., Dedham, MA 02026 or go to

Yolanda Mariano

Of Winthrop

Yolanda (D’Arrigo) Mariano of Winthrop passed away peacefully on, Tuesday, July 24.

The beloved wife of the late Angelo Mariano, she was the devoted mother of Paul Mariano and his wife, Kathy, Diane Spinucci, Janice Hemming and her husband, Richard, Anthony and his wife, Tricia, Brian Mariano and his wife, Eleanor, David Mariano and his wife, Kristen and Lenny Mariano and his wife, Debra; loving sister of Joseph D’Arrigo, Olga Costa and the late Frank D’Arrigo and Ann Sidoti. She was the cherished grandmother of 14 and adored great-grandmother of nine great-grandchildren. She is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Ruggiero Family Funeral Home, East Boston. Yolanda was laid to rest with her husband, Angelo, in the Belle Island section of Winthrop Cemetery, 100 Kennedy Drive, Winthrop. In honoring Yolanda’s life, in lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. Jude’s Children Research Hospital, 313 Washington St., Suite 310, Newton, MA 02458. For more information, visit:

James Smallwood

September 24, 1957 — July 25, 2018

James E. Smallwood, a Vietnam-era veteran and union electrician, passed away Wednesday, July 25 at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston after a long illness. He was 60 years old.

Born in Michigan, he was raised in Chelsea, a beloved son of the late James and Lorraine Ann (Cook) Smallwood.  Jim attended Chelsea schools and enlisted in the U.S. Navy, served during the Vietnam era, was honorably discharged and received the National Defense Medal for his service.  After returning to civilian life, he attended college and attained an associate’s degree.

Jim was a resident of Winthrop for the past 25 years and was formerly of Chelsea. He was a union electrician and was a proud member of IBEW local 103 Boston. He worked as a facilities electrician at the VA Hospital in Jamaica Plain.

In his lifetime, he enjoyed time spent at the ocean and playing games of chance. Jim would always volunteer and lend his helping hand to assist any fellow veteran in need and he was an ardent supporter of the Wounded Warrior Project.

James was the beloved husband and life companion of 25 years to Deborah A. (McKennon) Smallwood, devoted father of Jimmy and his wife, Linda of Saugus, Paul of Saugus, Nicholas of Foxboro and the late Billy.  He was the dear brother of Patrick of Saugus and Billy and his wife, Carolyn of Medford; cherished “Pop-pop” to Paul and Papa to Christina and Rocco, all of Saugus and Autumn of Foxboro; loving godfather of Zendaya of Winthrop and Ryan of Saugus. He is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.

Arrangements were by the  Anthony Memorial, Frank A. Welsh & Sons Funeral Home, Chelsea. Services concluded with interment at Woodlawn Cemetery in Everett.

Brooke Tuttle

Lifelong Winthrop resident

Brooke M. Tuttle of Golden Drive., Winthrop passed away at home on July 24. She was 64 years old.

Born in Boston, she was the beloved daughter of the late Barbara (Murray) and Robert Tuttle. A lifelong resident of Winthrop, she was employed as a home-health aide for several years.

She was the life partner of Freddie McGah and the loving mother of Insharrah Tuttle, Ryaan Tuttle and his wife, Kristina and Shannon McGah, loving sister of Bridget Tuttle and cherished grandmother of Isabella, Michael and Cecilia.

Family and friends are cordially invited to attend the visitation from the Caggiano-O’Maley-Frazier Funeral Home, Winthrop on Friday, Aug. 3, from 4 to 8 p.m. A funeral service will be held in the funeral home the same evening at 7:30 p.m. Committal will be private.

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Scott Kendall Mitchell

Graduate of Winthrop High School, Class of 1976

Scott Kendall Mitchell, son of Barbara Pierce Mitchell and John Kendall Mitchell, died peacefully on Thursday, July 26 after a courageous battle against cancer.  He was 59 years old.

A 1976 graduate of Winthrop High, he is survived by brothers Grant and David Mitchell, sister Susan Mitchell, his wife Carol, and his daughter Marissa – the light of his life.

His great passions included listening to and playing music from classical to rock; all modes of transportation including trains, cars, tractors, trucks, motorcycles and boats; and reading many novels at a time.

An avid nature-lover, Scott received a BS in Marine Biology from UMass Dartmouth (formerly Southeastern Massachusetts University) in 1983 and loved to spend time in the woods and on the water with family and friends.

A celebration of Scott’s life will be held at Purdy’s Memorial Chapel in Lee, N.H., at 3 p.m. today, Thursday, Aug. 2, with visitation one hour before followed by refreshments provided at the family’s Koaukee Island property on Bow Lake in Strafford, N.H. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a gift to The Loon Preservation Committee at

Katherine (Kathy) Collins

Graduate of Winthrop High School, Class of 1976

Katherine (Kathy) Collins passed away Tuesday, July 24 after a long illness. She was 60 years old.

Kathy, who was a graduate of Winthrop High School Class of 1976, was the daughter of Mario Conti and the late Bevery Conti of Winthrop,  the beloved mother of Courtney Collins of Winthrop and the late Cory Collins and the loving grandmother to Jaydin, Lucas and Kenzie Collins.  Kathy is survived by her stepmother, Janis Conti of Winthrop, her sister, Christine Vecchia and her husband, Robert Vecchia of Winthrop, her stepsister, Stacie Marley and her husband, Brian Marley of Winthrop, as well as her nephews and niece.

Arrangements were under the direction of the  Caggiano-O’Maley-Frazier Funeral Home, Winthrop and were private.

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