Mabel St. George
Retired MIT Bookkeeper
Mabel J. “Sis” St. George of South Main St., Winthrop passed away at the Kaplan Family Hospice in Danvers on June 11. She was 89 years old.
Born in and a lifelong resident of Winthrop, she was the beloved daughter of the late Mabel J. (Tyler) and Albert L. Taylor. She was employed as a bookkeeper at MIT prior to her retirement.
She was the devoted wife of the late Lawrence “Bud” St. George and the loving mother of Lawrence R. St. George, Jr. and his wife, Nancy of Winthrop; dear sister of the late Dallas F. Taylor, Albert L. Taylor and William Taylor and cherished grandmother of Cyndi and Taylor.
The funeral was conducted from the Caggiano-O’Maley-Frazier Funeral Home, Winthrop on Tuesday, June 16, followed by a Funeral Mass in St. John the Evangelist Church. Services concluded with interment in the Belle Isle section of Winthrop Cemetery.
To sign the online guestbook go to www.caggianofuneralhome.com.
Dedicated to Family
Julia (Crescenzo) Paulson of Winthrop, formerly of East Boston, passed away on June 15. She was 90 years old.
The beloved wife of the late Paul E. Paulson Sr., she was born in East Boston, the cherished daughter of the late Biagio and Rose (Miccichi) Crescenzo.
Julia was dedicated to her family and provided them with a warm and loving home throughout her life.
She was the devoted mother of Paul E. Paulson Jr. of Farmington, NH., Neil F. Paulson of Winthrop and the late Mark “Fritz” Paulson, the adored grandmother of six and great-grandmother of four; the dear sister of Mary Capo of Saugus and the late Charles Crescenzo, Stephanie Facenda, Vincenza Siciliano, Biagio Crescenzo and Peter Crescenzo. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews.
Following current guidelines as instructed by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in relation to capacity limits, visiting hours will be held in the Maurice W. Kirby Funeral Home, 210 Winthrop St., Winthrop, on Wednesday, June 24 from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. followed by a Funeral Service in the funeral home beginning at 11:30 a.m. Interment will follow in Winthrop Cemetery. To sign Julia’s guestbook, please visit: www.mauricekirbyfh.com.
Retiree of the City of Boston Assessor’s Office
Rose P. Viola of Orient Ave., East Boston passed away unexpectedly at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston on June 10. She was 92 years old.
Born in East Boston, the beloved daughter of the late Maria (Raimondi) and Gaspare LaCascia, she was a life long resident of East Boston and worked for the City of Boston in the Assessor’s Office as the Assistant to the Commissioner.
She was the devoted wife of the late Salvatore “Joseph” Viola and the dear sister of the late Catherine Martino and Anna “Phyllis” Farinella, the loving aunt of Carol Lunt and her husband, Paul of Winthrop, Janice Riley and her husband, David of Arizona, Elaine M. Phaneuf and her late husband, Paul of Newbury, Peter J. Martino, Jr. and his wife, Kim, Robert Martino and his wife, Louise, Mary Gillis and her husband, John and Gloria Melchionda and her husband, Joe, all of Winthrop and Christine Buckley and her husband, Paul of North Carolina. She is also survived by many loving great nieces and great nephews.
The funeral was conducted from the Caggiano-O’Maley-Frazier Funeral Home, Winthrop on Monday, June 15, followed by a Funeral Mass in St. John the Evangelist Church. Services concluded with interment in the Cross-Street section of Winthrop Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the MSPCA at www.mspca.org.
To sign the online guestbook, go to www.caggianofuneralhome.com.
Retired College Professor Who Loved Each and Every Day
Dennis A. Ricupero of Winthrop, passed away at home on June 9. He was 71 years old.
Dennis was born in Winthrop to the late Antonio and Rose (Recupero) Ricupero.
Dennis loved each and every day. His life work ranged from running an oil business in his 20’s and 30’s to earning his PhD in Biochemistry in his 40’s leading to research positions at Boston University and Harvard Medical School affiliated hospitals. In his later years he was a professor of biology at Suffolk University and Bunker Hill Community College touching the lives of many of his students.
Dennis enjoyed sailing, gardening and listening to opera. He was constantly tackling home remodeling projects and always found another project to start before during or after the prior project’s completion. Above all, his family and grandchildren were most important in his life.
Dennis was the devoted father of Tony Ricupero and his wife, Toby of Holliston, Denny Panza and his wife, Melissa of Newton, Tammy Radford and her husband, John of Florida and Niki Fournier of East Boston. He was the adored grandfather of Ella and Chase Ricupero, Shayne, Brenden, and Ryan Higgins and Madeline Sherman. Dennis was the former husband and friend of Sherry Ricupero, the dear brother of Carol Brown of Florida, the late Anthony Ciampa of Burlington, Laura Huckle of Connecticut, Joyce Nolan of Hamilton and Darlene Doucette of Lynn. He is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.
Visiting hours will be held in the Maurice W. Kirby Funeral Home, 210 Winthrop St. Winthrop, under the current guidelines as instructed by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, on Friday, June 19 from 10 a.m. to 12 noon. Relatives and friends are invited. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory can be made to Boston Medical Center, Office of Development, 801 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA 02118 or online at www.bmc.org/donate. For guestbook and directions, please visit: www.mauricekirbyfh.com.
Alphonse Anthony Ambrosino
Retired Federal Government Accountant
Alphonse Anthony Ambrosino of Winthrop passed away on March 19, 2020 after a brief illness. He was 87 years old.
The beloved husband of Mora A. (Bruno) Ambrosino, Alphonse was born and raised in Revere, the son of the late Alphonse and Genevieve (D’Amore). In his later years, he moved to Winthrop and made it his new home.
A loving, generous and kind husband, brother, father and grandfather. He was an Air Force veteran, a graduate of Bentley College and a devout Catholic who attended church daily. He worked as an accountant for the Federal Government for 43 years. He continued to work as an accountant part-time for the Joseph L. Mottola VFW Post in Revere up until his passing.
Alphonse was a devoted father to Kathy (Ambrosino) Balestrieri, son-in-law Drew Balestrieri,and his cherished grandson, Drew Ryan Balestrieri. He was the brother of Frederick Ambrosino (late Margaret) of Revere, Gail Hagstrom (Donald) of Revere, and the late Mary Alba, the late Violet Finamore, Louis, Anthony and Phillip Ambrosino. He is also survived and loved by many nieces and nephews.
A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on June 20 at 10 a.m. St. John the Evangelist Church, 320 Winthrop St., Winthrop, followed by a private burial at Woodlawn Cemetery in Everett. Donations in his memory can be made to St. John’s the Evangelist Church in Winthrop or the Veterans of Foreign Affairs.