Obituaries 04-18-2019

Lee Dzedulionis

Former member of Winthrop Town meeting, Winthrop Emblem Club and the Winthrop Handicap Committee

Lee Dzedulionis of Nahant Ave., Winthrop passed away at home on April 11. She was 72 years old.

Born in Boston, the beloved daughter of the late Edna (Torpey) and Fred Murphy, she was a lifelong resident of Winthrop employed as an analyst for New England Telephone prior to her retirement. She was also a former Town Meeting Member, former member Winthrop Emblem Club and the Winthrop Handicap Committee.

She was the devoted wife of Benjamin Dzedulionis, Sr. and the loving mother of Benjamin Dzedulionis, Jr. and his wife, Christine of Salem and Brian Dzedulionis of Winthrop; dear sister of Jane Sambade of Falmouth; cherished grandmother of Chris, Lia, Katelyn, Neve, Collin and James and beloved aunt of Scott and Johanna Sambade. 

Funeral arrangements were by the Caggiano-O’Maley-Frazier Funeral Home, Winthrop. A Funeral Mass in St. John the Evangelist Church was celebrated by the Rev. Peter Graziano who offered prayers at the interment in the Cross Street section of Winthrop Cemetery.

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Catherine Margaret Willshire

Her favorite roles in life was wife, mother and grandmother

Catherine Margaret (Nigro) Willshire of Dania Beach, Fla., passed away on April 10 at age 76.

Born in Philadelphia, she graduated from Notre Dame Academy and attended Barry University in Miami. Cathy spent her childhood summers in Sea Isle City, N.J., and eventually moved to Cape May County, until relocating to Florida in 1990.

From her career as a cosmetics consultant, an avid gardener and landscape architect, to volunteer roles in grassroots civic associations in New Jersey and Florida, Cathy spent a lifetime improving and beautifying the people and places around her. She took great pride in leaving everything she touched just a little bit better than when she found it.

Perhaps her favorite role in life was that of wife, mother and grandmother. She loved spending time with her family and friends, and was a loving and loyal friend to many. She was always available to anyone who needed a listening ear, a word of wisdom or a warm hug.

She will be sorely missed by her husband of 44 years, Daryl, her daughter, Lisa Brandi of Winthrop and her partner, Henry Pruisken; her son, Christopher and his partner, Scott Dille of Long Branch, N.J.; her grandchildren: Nick and Olivia Brandi-Miller of Winthrop; her sisters, Mary Lou Startt of Tucson, Johanna Riehl of Philadelphia and her brother, John Nigro of Morristown, Pa.; and the countless family members and friends she helped along the way.

Cathy was a devoted member of Little Flower Catholic Church in Hollywood, where a memorial service will be held in her loving memory on Saturday, April 27 at 2 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Little Flower Church (1805 Pierce St., Hollywood, Florida 33020).  Funeral arrangements entrusted to Landmark Funeral Home, 4200 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood, Fla.,  33021   954-989-8220.

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