Obituaries 09-18-2019

Constance Moore

She brought a sparkle to many lives

Constance (Connie) P. Moore of Winthrop passed away on Aug. 24 at the Massachusetts General Hospital surrounded by her friends after complications of cancer.  She was 66 years young.

Born in Melrose, the daughter of Ruth and Fenton Moore, she moved to Winthrop when she was a child and made it her home for over 50 years.

Connie graduated from St. Ann’s High School in Arlington and went on to Westfield State. From there she got her teaching degree from The Perry Normal School in Milton.  She attended graduate school and went on to teaching the deaf at The Clark School for the Deaf.  In later years, Connie went to medical coding school and became a medical coder at Children’s Hospital in Boston.

Connie loved her church (St. John’s Episcopal) and her welch terrier, Ruby, very much.  She brought “sparkle” to the lives of many.

Connie leaves behind her brother, Robert Wooten of Texas, her sister-in-law, Gail Thomas of California, her niece, Sarah Thomas Gulden of California and several close friends.

A celebration of her life will be held on Sept. 28 at 10 a.m. at St. John’s Episcopal Church, 222 Bowdoin St, Winthrop.

Donations may be made to WTCARES, c/o Lyn Hollis, 154 North Forrest Ave., Camden, TN  38320.

James Iannelli

Of Winthrop

James A. “Jimmy” Iannelli of Winthrop, passed away on Sept. 16. He was 61 years old.

The cherished son of the late Albert W. and Barbara A. (Doherty) Iannelli, he was the dear brother of Mary Ann Iannelli of Winthrop and Therese J. (Iannelli) Robidoux of Norton and the late Thomas J. Iannelli; loving uncle of Tyler James Robidoux and is also survived by his aunts and cousins.

Although Therese and I are saddened by this loss in so many ways, his passing is a blessing as we know he is finally at peace with our Mom, our Dad and our brother. You see, around age 12 and after the loss of our parents and brother, Tommy, Jimmy suffered with mental illness. No, rather I should say he was tortured by this disease. Constant changes in psychoses diagnosis coupled with numerous and again constantly changing psychopathic medications took a toll on Jimmy physically. At only 61 years of age, he had the internal organs of a much older man. I should also mention that the many closings in the Department of Mental Health facilities resulted in Jimmy being tossed from one location to another. There were so many changes in DMH residences, I totally lost count. I guess you could say that “continuity in care” was and still is not today a priority for those affected with disorders of the mind. The manner in which I write this obit today is not for sympathy, but in hope that our State and Federal leaders will take note that more legislation, more funding, more support and more facilities must be provided to families who have a loved one challenged by this disease and more importantly for the challenged themselves.

Jimmy, we love you! And, we are sorry that we had limited options in helping you. Rest in peace now.

Family and friends are invited to celebrate Jimmy’s life with visiting hours at the Maurice W. Kirby Funeral Home 210 Winthrop St. Winthrop on Monday, Sept. 23 from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. with a funeral service to follow beginning at 11:30 a.m. in the funeral home. Interment will follow in Winthrop Cemetery.

Martin Yora

Of Winthrop

Martin N. Yorra, 81, of Winthrop, formerly of Malden, entered Eternal Rest on Sept. 7 with dignity after years of fighting valiantly through a long illness.

He was the beloved husband of 34 years to Amy (Falthzik) Yorra, son of the late Abraham and Minnie Yorra, dear brother of Dr. Frederick Yorra and the late Rosalyn Gurard; cherished cousin of Harvey and Judi Tabachnick, Fredda Castle and Hal and Patricia Zuravel and loving uncle to many nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews and great-grandnieces and great-grandnephews.

Services were held at the Goldman Funeral Chapel 174 Ferry St. (off Route 60) Malden on Wednesday, Sept. 11. Interment was in Peabody. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may to Temple Tifereth Israel 93 Veterans Road, Winthrop, MA 02152.

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