Obituaries 02-07-2019

Pasquale Marano

Retired Business Owner

Pasquale J. Marano of Upland Road, Winthrop passed away at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston on Feb. 4. He was 85 years old. Born in Boston’s North End, the beloved son of the late Alecia (Nigro) and Pasquale Marano, he was a long time North End resident before moving to Winthrop 40 years ago.

Before his retirement he was the proprietor of several businesses including restaurants, a car wash and a social club.

He was the devoted husband of Charlotte Santagate-Marano and the loving father of Tammy Deeb of Winthrop; dear brother of the late Nunzio Marano, Jenny Meiton and Raphael Marano; cherished grandfather of Bianca, Christina, Robert and Zachary and great grandfather of Milo.

Family and friends are cordially invited to attend the visitation from the Caggiano-O’Maley-Frazier Funeral Home, Winthrop on Friday, Feb. 8, from 4 to 8 p.m. The funeral will be conducted from the funeral home on Saturday, Feb. 9, at 8 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. John the Evangelist Church, 320 Winthrop St., Winthrop at 9 a.m., Committal will be private.

Memorial donations may be made to the Bridge Over Troubled Waters 47 West St., Boston MA 02111.

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Ethel Reba Braverman

January 28, 1928 — January 29, 2019

Ethel (Cohen) Braverman 91, born Jan. 28,1928, passed away peacefully Jan. 29, 2019 on her 70th wedding anniversary with loving family by her side.

Ethel was born in East Boston and graduated from Revere High School in 1945. She met the love of her life, Nathan Braverman, and was married on Jan/ 29,1949.

Ethel was a cosmetician, talented singer, great cook, and above all, a devoted wife and loving mother.

She lived in Winthrop where she raised her three children. In 1980, she and Nate moved to Reseda, Calif. to be close to their beloved children and grandchildren. They would move one more time to Las Vegas, Nev., after the 1994 Northridge earthquake. They enjoyed an active retirement, and a full life together.

Ethel is survived by her loving daughter, Eileen Denberg of Chatsworth, Calif., and dedicated sons Eric (Laura) Braverman , Porter Ranch, Calif., and Barry (Karen) Braverman, Scotts Valley, Calif. She was the cherished grandmother of 10, great-grandmother of two and a loving aunt. She was adored by countless friends and family and known for her incredible positive attitude, great sense of humor and zest for life.

Services were held at Groman Eden Mortuary, 11500 Sepulveda Blvd., Mission Hills, CA, 91345, on Tuesday Feb. 5 in the Groman Eden Chapel.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Nevada Talking Books Services, 100 North Stewart St., Carson City, NV 89701-4825.

Patricia Noonan

Member of the Robert A. DeLeo Winthrop Senior Center

Patricia A. (Brazil) Noonan of Winthrop passed away on Jan. 20. She was 75 years old.

Patricia was a member of the Robert A. DeLeo Winthrop Senior Center. Prior to her retirement, Pat worked as a customer service representative in the retail industry.

The beloved wife of the late Thomas B. Noonan, she was born in Cambridge, the cherished daughter of the late Charles and Hilda (Andrews) Brazil.  She was the devoted mother of Sheila Bullock and her husband, David of Roanoke Rapids, NC, Joseph West and her daughter-in-law, Melanie West of Winthrop, Jody McNelly and her longtime companion, Al Gharapetian of Saugus, Denise Turner and her son-in-law, Bill Turner of Winthrop, Charles McNelly and her daughter-in-law, Erin Epstein McNelly of Winthrop, Trevor Tayler of Lynn and the late Tina West-Neal; adored grandmother of West and Tina Bullock, Olivia and Alyssa West, Kristopher McNelly, Robert and Patrick Raia, Kiera and Dylan Turner and Charli and Jayce McNelly; dear sister of Robert Mellone and his wife, Simone of East Boston and the late Elaine Tayler of Lynn, Thomas Brazil of Charlestown, Joseph Mellone and Michael Mellone, both of East Boston; loving stepmother of Kerry Brothers and her husband, David of Myrtle Beach, S.C. and step-grandmother of Gypsy, China, Dustin and Destiny. Visiting hours were held in the Maurice W. Kirby Funeral Home, Winthrop on Tuesday, Jan. 29 and a Funeral Service followed in the funeral home. Donations in her memory can be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital 501 St. Jude PL. Memphis, TN. 38105. For guestbook, please visit:

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