The Winthrop community is fondly remembering Richard Milano, a well-known businessman and town leader, who died on Feb. 26. He was 75 years old.
Mr. Milano distinguished himself with his outstanding service in various organizations, notably as a member of the Winthrop High School Hall of Fame Committee. He was also a member of the Cottage Park Yacht Club, the Knights of Columbus, and the Winthrop Chamber of Commerce.
Mr. Milano was a former Winthrop High School athlete, competing in the same era as other notable performers, including his brother, Walter Milano, Robert DeFelice and Howie Conley. Mr. MIlano took great pride in the many academic and athletic accomplishments of his children. He was a regular visitor to Miller Field to watch sons Patrick and Will excel for the football Vikings.
Winthrop attorney Chris Tsiotos served on the WHS Hall of Fame with Mr. Milano. “Richard was a great guy and a dedicated friend of Winthrop sports who contributed a lot to our community,” said Tsiotos. “I enjoyed our time together on the Hall of Fame Committee.” Winthrop School Committee Valentino Capobianco said he knew Mr. Milano through his children, Patrick, Will, and Maria.