Obituaries 04-11-2019

Charles Zuffante, Jr.

Proprietor of Charlie Zuff’s Cafe

Charles T. “Zuff” Zuffante, Jr. of East Boston passed away peacefully on April 8.

He was the late proprietor of Charlie Zuff’s Café, a member of Bartolo’s Athletic Club and the East Boston ITAM.

He was the beloved husband of the late Christine (Duca) Zuffante; devoted father of Charles III of Hawaii and Christopher and his wife, Jeralyn of Winthrop; dear brother of Susan Panzini of East Boston and John Zuffante of Winthrop and cherished grandfather of Christopher, Caroline, Catherine and Charles. He is also survived by his many loving nieces and nephews.

Family and friends will honor Charles’s life by gathering at the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home on Friday, April 12 from 4 to 8 p.m. and again on Saturday morning at 8 a.m. before leaving in procession to Sacred Heart Church, 45 Brooks Street, East Boston for a Funeral Mass in celebration of Charles’s life at 9:30 a.m.

In honoring Zuff’s memory and in lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to East Boston Neighborhood Health Care Center c/o PACE program at Lewis Mall, 225 Sumner St., Boston MA 02128. For more information, please visit

Frederick Greenwood

Past Commodore of the Winthrop Yacht Club and President of the Commodores Club of America

Frederick A. Greenwood, beloved son of Reginald A. and Harriet Greenwood, passed away suddenly on Thursday, March 7.

He is survived by his best friend and soul mate, his wife, Majken, his beloved sons, Chris and his wife, Jen, Scott and his wife, Stephanie and Nick (CRISCOTNIC); his six loving grandchildren: Tina, Sam, Johnathan, Aubree, Alexis and Landon and he is also survived by his sisters and brothers in law: Cindy and Bob McFarlane and Roy and Mary Kratman, his nephews and nieces: Gary Nickerson (Suzie), Linda McFaun (Mike), Alex Kratman (Emily), Veronica Kratman (Scott), Travis Kratman and Ross Kratman. He was predeceased by his brother, Donald Nickerson and his sister, Laurel Greenwood.

Fred leaves a legacy of love and integrity with his family and with those who knew him. He has left behind wonderful memories of a loving husband, father and grandfather. We are grateful for each and every day that we got to see his glowing smile and for the lessons learned and for all the jokes we shared. 

Fred was very proud of his Navy service and his loyalty to his country. This is a value he instilled in all of his children as well. Fred loved his boats, all of them, and was proud of being a Commodore at the Winthrop Yacht Club and President of the Commodores Club of America. He was also a member of the Winthrop Lodge of Elks, the Bradenton American Legion and the Bradenton Moose.

Fred set an exemplary example as a husband, father and grandfather. He was spiritually strong, compassionate with a clever sense of humor. Above all, he loved and cherished his family and friends. We will miss him more than words can express We love you. Be at peace.

P.S. We hope you’re enjoying that beer with Charlie!

A Memorial Service was held at the Griffith-Cline Funeral Home in Bradenton, Florida on March 12. A Memorial Service will be held in Winthrop at a later date to be announced.

Henry Hayes

RMV retiree

Henry J. Hayes, a lifelong resident of Winthrop, passed away on April 4 after a short illness.

Retired from the Registry of Motor Vehicles, Henry was the son of Edward and Eva Hayes, devoted husband of Alice “Nonny” (Moriarty), father of Henry R., Bill and his wife, Kim, John and his wife, Stephanie Hayes; grandfather of Jennifer (Hayes) and her husband, John Kane, Henry Hayes III, Grace, Joseph, Billy and Jack Hayes; Great Grand Papa of Alice Kane; brother of Edward Hayes, the late Eileen Coyle, Lorraine Priddle and Carol DeVito and devoted uncle to Kris and Jamie Mazzone and many others. 

At the request of the deceased all services were private.

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John ‘Mugsy’ DeLuca

Longtime employee of Laborers Local 22

John A. “Mugsy” DeLuca of Revere died unexpectedly on April 4 after being stricken with Cellulitis, a bacterial infection.

Mugsy was a graduate of Revere High School who went on to work many years for Laborers Local 22.

He was the beloved father of Dakota and Dylan DeLuca; devoted son of the late John and Winifred (Gould) DeLuca; dear brother of Gail McAndrew of Australia, Marilyn DeLuca of Londonderry, N.H., Denise Papsodora of Revere and Holly Schlichting of Winthrop and he is also survived by his former wife and mother of his children, April Leclair and by many loving nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, 128 Revere St., Revere, Interment was in Holy Cross Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, PO Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675-8517. For guest book, please visit

Ruth Sehovey

World War II “Rosie the Riveter”; member of ILGWU and Mass Senior Action Council

Ruth E. Sehovey of Lynn passed away peacefully at the North Shore Medical Center in Salem on March 5. She was 97 years old.

Born in Cambridge, the beloved daughter of the late Ruth (May) and Harry Lindon, a resident of Cambridge and Malden before moving to Lynn, she was an inspector of leather coats at Star Sportswear prior to her retirement.

During World War II, she was a Rosie the Riveter working at MIT soldering radios for military bombers. She was a member of the International Ladies’ Garment Workers Union and the Mass Senior Action Council and loved playing bingo and doing word search puzzles.

She was the devoted wife of the late Chester Sehovey and Fortunato D’Aveta,  the loving mother of triplet daughters, Renee Pike and her husband, Joe of Winthrop and the late Rose Grasso and her husband, Andrew and Ruth D’Aveta; dear sister of Claire Inkpen of Peabody and the late Dorothy Lindon and Robert Lindon; cherished grandmother of Erik Little and his wife, Jennifer, David Little and Robert Little, Jr. and great grandmother of Emily and Ryan Little, loving aunt of James Hickey and his wife, Cindy and grand aunt of Courtney Hickey.

Family and friends are cordially invited to attend the visitation from the Caggiano-O’Maley-Frazier Funeral Home, Winthrop on Saturday, April 13 from 10 a.m. to noon. followed by a Celebration of Life Service in the First Church of Winthrop United Methodist, 217 Winthrop St., Winthrop at 12 noon. Committal will be private.

The family wishes to thank the staff at the Shore View Home for their compassionate care and support during Ruth’s stay there.

Memorial donations may be made to Make A Wish, 4742 North 24th St., Phoenix, AZ 85016 or go to or to the charity of your choice. To sign the online guestbook go to

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