Obituaries 09-26-2019

Ann Marie Clougherty

Brought Joy to Everyone She Met

Ann Marie (Rotondo) Clougherty, a lifetime resident of Winthrop, grew up here and raised her family all in the same place. One of the most generous and thoughtful person who brought joy to everyone she met, passed away on Sept. 19 at the Kaplan Hospice House in Danvers surrounded by her husband, loved ones and staff.  She was 62 years old.

She was born at the Winthrop Hospital, grew up in the Winthrop schools, got married, had a family and lived her life to the fullest here in Winthrop.

She was the devoted daughter to the late Angelina (Capone) and Albert Rotondo, the beloved wife to David M. Clougherty and the cherished mother to Joseph Clougherty and Lauren Clougherty.

She leaves behind her sister, Patricia Rotondo and her son David Rivera, brother Thomas Rotondo and his wife, Debra, and loving nephews, Nicholas and Gregory Rotondo, her aunt Annette and her husband, Elmer (Zook) Junkins and her cousins: Paul Junkins and his wife, Dana, Chris Junkins and Todd Junkins and his wife, Danielle.  She also leaves behind uncle Nick and his family in Long Island, N.Y., Mary Elizabeth, Roseann and Joe.

She was a dear sister in-law to the late Debra and Cliff Sharpe and their kids, TJ and Allison and their daughter, Leah, Heather and Mike Rose and their daughter, Breanna, Chris and Bree Sharpe and their kids, Maeve and Michael; Thomas and Martha Clougherty; nephews Matthew Clougherty and wife, Melissa and their kids, Jack and Cici, Andrew Clougherty, Shelly and Brian Diruzza and their kids and Nick Bacigaloupo; Lynne O’Brien and her husband, Robert and kids Michael and Stephanie and Travis; Robert Clougherty and his wife. Krystal.

She was a dear friend to her other family, Debra and John Disario, their kids, Jessica and her husband, Sean Carter and their kids, Rayghan and Madisyn; Michael and Harneet Disario, Renee and Mo Benmir and their kids, Sarah and Alex, Joyce and Paul Lazzara and their kids, Jennifer and Paul Sores and their son, Nicholas and John and Stephanie Bradley with their kids, Jack and Grace; Justine and Vinny Denotalis, and their sons, Joseph and Anthony.

Ann Marie was involved with many groups and loved to pay it forward with the Survivors by the Sea group with someone that also had some form of colon cancer, she was involved with Dana Faber Cancer Center and was treated at the Mass. General Hospital in Boston with the best team in Gastrointestinal, Neurological and Radiation Oncology for almost five years, the doctors and nurses could not have been any nicer and provided the best care for her.  Special thanks go out to Dr. Jennifer Wu, Dr. Kevin Oh, Dr. Jill Allen, Dr. Justine Cohen, NP Emily Olsen, and NP Maura Keeley.

There needs to be a special shutout to the Weight Watchers Group of Wednesday Class at Hampton Inn in East Boston, her co-workers and members were so understanding and compassionate while she was under treatment, how she loved that job.  Thank you.

Her funeral was conducted from the Caggiano-O’Maley-Frazier Funeral Home on Tuesday, Sept. 24, followed by a Funeral Mass in St. John the Evangelist Church,  Winthrop. Committal was private.

Memorial donations may be made to the Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center at

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Edward Langley

National Guard Major General, Member of State Guard and Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company and NE Telephone Co. Retiree

Edward J. Langley of Winthrop and Woburn died on Sept. 18 at the age of 97.

Ed or “Ted” to his family, grew up and attended school in Arlington.  He was the oldest of five children of Edward and Gertrude (MacDonald) Langley. He met his sister’s friend, Marjorie Aiken, while in high school and they married in 1943. He was inducted into the U.S Army in November 194.2 and served with the Corps of Engineers building roads and bridges to advance the troops in France, Germany and the Philippines.

Upon discharge in 1946, Ed and Marge lived in Arlington and he worked for the NE Telephone Company. He and Marge purchased a piece of land in Woburn and using his construction skills, he built the home where they raised their family. Over his 40-year history with the phone company he did installation, repair, dispatch and provided driver’s safety classes. He hung from many a pole on a cold winter day.

After coming home from the war, Ed joined the National Guard and over 40 plus years in the Guard he rose to the rank of Major General.  He loved his troops and his yearly two week trips to Camp Drum. He also served in the State Guard and was a member of the Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company.

In addition to building his Woburn home, he built their Winthrop “summer” home where the family spent many enjoyable summers with aunts, uncles and cousins. He loved gardening and spent the winter looking at seed catalogs, ordering seeds and planning his two gardens. If you visited either of his homes, you were bound to get a tour of his gardens and if the timing was right would leave with tomatoes, peppers and a few zucchinis.

Above his love of service to his country and gardening was his love of his family.  His love, Marge, was his “Executive Officer,” getting things done.  He loved to teach his children, grandchildren and neighbor children by “doing” and “hands on.” Whether it was planting seeds, making cement or shingling a roof, he was patient in teaching how to get the job done right.  Pictures and videos of his grandchildren and great grandchildren brightened his days.

He was the beloved husband of Marjorie P (Aiken) Langley of Winthrop and Woburn for 75 years, dear father of Edward J. Langley and his wife Barbara of Acton, Kathleen Allenbrook and her husband, Mike of Florida, Karen Langley and her husband, Charles Carr of Methuen and Margery Fuccione and her husband, John of Burlington; grandfather of Brian Langley and his wife, Erin, Colleen Thompson and her husband, Jeff, Ronnie Weafer and his wife, Anaika, Stefanie Rogers and her husband, Wayne, Michael Weafer and his wife, Amy, Quiana Langley-Carr and her partner, Ivette Fajardo, Kareem Langley-Carr, Carol Fuccione and her husband, Nick Seagers, Lisa Fuccione and her husband, Peter Mitchell, he was predeceased by grandson Ed Langley, who was his namesake and he was the great-grandfather to: Brenden, Payton, Kennedy, Cooper, Matt, Nora, Chase, Max, Olivia, Nathan, Zeia, Auni, Victoria, Jackson, Fiona and Colin.  He is also survived by his sister, Joan (Langley) Sullivan of Woburn.

The funeral was conducted from the Caggiano-O’Maley-Frazier Funeral Home on Monday, Sept. 23 followed by a Funeral Mass in St. John the Evangelist Church, Winthrop. Services concluded with military honors in the Belle Isle section of Winthrop Cemetery.

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Emilio Grasso

Of Winthrop

Emilio L. Grasso of Winthrop, formerly of East Boston,  passed away Sept. 23 at the age of 89.

The beloved husband of the late Rita (Miano) Grasso, he was the cherished father of Sandra T. Bagley and her husband, Stephen and James Grasso and his wife, Karen, all of Tewksbury; dear brother of Pasquale “Pat” Grasso of Wakefield, Charles Grasso of Peabody and the late Anthony and James Grasso and adored grandfather of Stephen Bagley, Jr., Lauren Bagley-McTigue and her husband, Joseph, Michael Grasso and his fiancé, Kara, Daniel Grasso and his wife, Natalia.

His Funeral will be held from the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, 128 Revere Street, Revere on Monday, Sept. 30 at 8:45 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass at St. John the Evangelist Church, 320 Winthrop St., Winthrop at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends are kindly invited. A visitation will be held on Sunday, Sept. 29 from 3 to 6 p.m. at the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons – Bruno Funeral Home.

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