Obituaries 07-23-2020

Elizabeth Ann Lipsett

Member of the Order of Eastern Star and Union Congregational Church

Elizabeth Ann (Betty) Lipsett passed away in Salem on July 16. She was 90 years old.

A lifelong resident of Winthrop, she worked for Winthrop Hospital, Winthrop Savings Bank and Temple Tifereth Israel. She enjoyed being a member of The Order of Eastern Star, and The Union Congregational Church. She enjoyed being with family, animals, Scrabble, HGTV, the Hallmark Channel, fall foliage, broccoli and Happy Meals.

Born in Roxbury on June 28, 1930, the beloved daughter of the late William and Helen Williams, she was the wife of the late Hazen W. and the sister of Eugene, Helen and Priscilla. Betty was the proud mother of Helen, William and Barbara and the aunt of Ann, Eugen, Gordon, Samuel, Lynn, Susan, William, and Priscilla. She is survived by eight grandchildren: Kerry, Ronald, Shaun, Rebecca, Jessica, Justin, Peter and Nicholas.     

A private service was held on Wednesday, July 22. Because of the current covid situation, internment will be held at a future date in the family burial plot in New Hampshire.

It is desired that in lieu of flowers, donations in her memory be sent to the Northeast Animal Shelter in Salem, MA at

Arrangements under the direction of the Caggiano-O’Maley-Frazier Funeral Home, Winthrop.

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Edwin Anderson

Retired Boston Herald Credit Manager, Retired National Guard Sergeant Major and Past Exalted Ruler of Winthrop Elks

Edwin F. Anderson of Waldemar Ave., Winthrop passed away at  St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center in Boston on July 21. He was 88 years old.

Born in Roslindale the beloved son of the late Helen (Foster) and Edwin N. Anderson, Ed graduated from East Boston High School in 1949. In 1951, he started working for the Boston Record American, which later became the Boston Herald in 1971. He retired in 1999 after 47 years as credit manager. Ed joined the Massachusetts National Guard and served 43 years, retiring on September 7, 1991 as a Sergeant Major. He was a member of the Winthrop Lodge of Elks for 54 years and served as the Exalted Ruler in 1978 – 1979. He was also a member of the American Legion in Florida for over three years.

He was the beloved husband of Catherine (Liotine) for 66 years, devoted father of Susan Anderson-Noonan and her husband, David of Amherst, Richard Anderson and his wife, Annette of Winthrop, Paul Anderson of Halifax and the late Edwin J. Anderson; dear brother of the late Eleanor Havey, Audrey Gordon, Robert Anderson and Warren Anderson and cherished grandfather of Simone, Marc, Eric, John, Oliva, Sarah and Dylan.

Family and friends are cordially invited to attend the visitation from the Caggiano-O’Maley-Frazier Funeral Home, Winthrop today, Thursday, July 23 from 4 to 7 p.m. The funeral will be conducted from the funeral home on Friday, July 24 at 9 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. John the Evangelist Church, 320 Winthrop St., Winthrop at 10 a.m. Services will conclude with the interment in the Cross Street section of Winthrop Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made to the New England Shelter for Homeless Veterans at

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Marie Carmella Zambello

Dedicated Mother Who Brought Much Joy to All

Marie Carmella (Strangie) Zambello, 92, passed away peacefully July 15 due to natural causes.

Marie was a member of Winthrop’s Sons of Italy Lodge in her early years. She loved music and dancing. Family and friends were her passion and delight and all who knew her loved her dearly. Marie enjoyed hosting dinners and holiday parties. Instructing her grandchildren how to cook Italian food made her very happy and she would stop at nothing to teach them “Nana’s” way.

Above all else, Marie was a dedicated mother. She treasured her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren and embraced every moment with them as their Nana. Marie brought so much joy to all and will be missed greatly.

She was born September 8, 1925 in East Boston to Gennaro and Carmella Strangie. She married her longtime friend and love, Joseph Frank Zambello (Butch), in October of 1947 and he preceded her in death in 2019.

She was the loving mother of Frank Zambello and his wife, Deborah, Sandra Palladino and her husband, Rocco, Joseph Zambello, Jr. and his wife, Lois and Paula Serafino and her husband, Michael; dear sister of the late Augustino Strangie, Pasquale Strangie, Frank Strangie, Gennaro Strangie, Jennie Luti and Rose LoConte. She is also survived by 11 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Her Funeral was conducted from the Caggiano-O’Maley-Frazier Funeral Home, Winthrop on Saturday, July 18 followed by a Funeral Mass in St. John the Evangelist Church. Services concluded with the interment in the Belle Isle section of Winthrop Cemetery.

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Frederick Tape

Attorney and Member of Cottage Park Yacht Club

Frederick H. Tape of Winthrop, born September 1, 1935, died July 18, 2020.

Fred was a veteran of the Korean War, serving in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1953-56.

He was lawyer for Price Waterhouse prior to opening his own law firm and was an agent for several NHL players. Fred was also a member of the Cottage Park Yacht Club in


He was the beloved husband of the late Doris G. (Clark) Tape, cherished father of the late Frederick Tape of

Maine, Doreen Tape DiFabio and her husband, Joseph DiFabio of Moultonborough, New Hampshire and Michael Tape of Florida; cherished grandfather of Joseph DiFabio and his wife, Erica and Andrew DiFabio, Katlin Tape and Jessica Tape and loving great-grandfather of Jackson and

Benjamin O’Brien and Annalise Perry. He was predeceased by his parents, Frederick and

Margaret Tape and was the dear brother of the late Ursula Queenan, Margaret Fellows and Eleanor

Heinrich and adored uncle of Judith Colacchio of Marlboro, brother-in-law of Patricia Sullivan of Winthrop and companion of Claire Colvario.

Visiting hours will be held in the Maurice W. Kirby Funeral Home, 210 Winthrop St. Winthrop, in accordance with current Massachusetts public health guidelines, today, Thursday, July 23, from 9 to 11 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. John the Evangelist Church-Winthrop at 11:30 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited. Interment will follow in

Winthrop Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory can be made to St. John the Evangelist Church c/o Commitment to Parish Life Program 320 Winthrop St.

Winthrop, MA. 02152. For guestbook and directions, please visit:

Joseph Ross Interbartolo

Founder, Broker, and President of the Award Winning Real Estate Company Century 21 Birchwood Realty of Cape Coral / Ft. Myers, FL.

Joseph Ross Interbartolo, 81, formerly of East Boston,  Ft. Myers and Cape Coral, Florida, passed away on Sunday, July 12.

Born in East Boston, on Feb. 20, 1939, he was the devoted husband of 60 years of Camille (Scarpa) Interbartolo and the beloved son of the late Joseph Interbartolo and Rose (Gordon). He was predeceased by his son, Joseph Ross, Jr. and the cherished father of Francine (Interbartolo) McCartin and her husband, Patrick McCartin,  Nadine (Interbartolo) Harriott and her husband, Jarrod Harriott and Michael Interbartolo, all of Cape Coral, FL, the dear brother of Rose (Interbartolo) Aldo and her husband, Donald Aldo of Malden and the late Richard Interbartolo of East Boston and was also loved by his brother in law Frank Scarpa, Jr. and his wife, Jeannie (Belcher) Scarpa of Winthrop. He was the cherished grandfather of Joshua and Kaleb Harriott and Celina and Nicholas Interbartolo of Cape Coral, FL. and by many nieces and nephews, cousins and friends.

Joseph attended East Boston High School and graduated in 1957.

Shortly afterwards, he attended Bryant and Stratton College for two years and Bentley College for two years, then graduated in 1961 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Bookkeeping & Accounting.

Straight out of college, Joseph enlisted in the United States Air Force 101st Airborne Division. He served on active duty in 1961 during the Berlin Crisis in France under Major General Charles W. Sweeney. He returned to the United States and served for eight years until 1969.

After leaving the Air Force, Joseph began his love for real estate. It was from 1969-1970 that Joseph worked on getting his Massachusetts Real Estate License. After he acquired his license, he began working for Winn Real Estate. In 1972, he moved to Connecticut and began working for General Development as Broker for four states: Massachusetts, Connecticut, New Hampshire and Rhode Island.

After working with General Development for four years, Joseph and his family moved to Cape Coral, Florida in 1976. It is here in the heart of Southwest Florida where he continued his love for real estate and started his legacy of what became known today as Century 21 Birchwood Realty. Before opening Century 21 Birchwood Realty, he worked on getting his Florida Real Estate License. After acquiring his license, he opened Birchwood Realty in 1977. In June 1980, he expanded into a franchise with Century 21, becoming Century 21 Birchwood Realty, Inc.

Joseph was an active member of First Assembly of God Cornerstone Church for over 30 years and was one of the founding members of the church. At First Assembly Cornerstone, Joseph was heavily involved in Men’s Ministry, Kid’s Club, Evangelism, and Bible Study.

Joseph’s talents and hobbies were many. First and foremost, Joseph’s faith came first. Joseph loved God and he loved to read the Bible. Joseph also enjoyed praise and worship  music.

When it came to serving, Joseph had a big heart. Joseph was on the Teen ​Challenge Board of Directors for four years and was heavily involved with the Teen Challenge Men’s Ministry for over 25 years.

Joseph was an avid golfer, pool player,  and bocce player. He loved to golf and play pool with his grandsons, his sister, and his brother in law. He also loved to play ping-pong one on one with his brother in law, Don Aldo. Joseph loved to sing, watch TV and go to the movies. Joseph loved to vacation and travel to Sevier County, Tennessee.

Joseph always enjoyed a great meal (especially from Massachusetts). He loved family traditions such as Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year’s Eve, Father’s Day, the 4th  of July and Labor Day.

He was always there to support his grandchildren at their sporting events. He was very proud of each and every one of them.

Joseph was the Founder, Broker, and President of the award winning real estate company Century 21 Birchwood Realty of Cape Coral / Ft. Myers, FL. for over 40 years. “Joe” was always there to listen and provide guidance to many of his agents and brokers inspiring many to open their own business in the real estate field. Known as “Joe” or “Jr. Bartolo” to his many friends from East Boston, Joe was a diehard Red Sox fan who was rewarded with their recent World Series titles. Being from New England, he also followed and cheered for the New England Patriots.

Joe was the nephew of the late World Champion Boxer, Sal Bartolo and the son in law of the late World Champion Wrestler, Frank Scarpa, Sr. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

There will be an open house celebration of Joe’s life at Century 21 Birchwood Realty, 4040 Del Prado Blvd., on July 24 from 5 to 8 p.m. Services will be private for family at the First Assembly Cornerstone in Ft. Myers.

Please send remembrances to Please send offerings  in memory of  Joseph to First Assembly Cornerstone Men’s Ministry and the Wounded Warriors Project.

For more information or to send an online condolence,  please  go to The Ruggiero Family Memorial Home of East Boston is assisting the Interbartolo Family with local arrangements.

James MacDonald

Lifelong Winthrop Resident

James A. MacDonald of Winthrop, passed away suddenly on Sunday, July 19.

James was born in Boston on May 19, 1989 with his twin brother, John. He was a life-long Winthrop resident and attended the Dalrymple School, Winthrop Middle School and Winthrop High School where he made many friends. He was a fast friend to all who knew him and had a smile that could light up the room. He worked as a waiter and bartender for many years, most recently at JW’s Restaurant in Winthrop.

James struggled with substance use disorder over the last couple years. He joined the recovery community where he made many friends. Sadly, James lost his battle with addiction.

He will be missed by all who knew him. May he rest in peace.

The beloved son of John A. and Madeline “Dolly” (Shand) MacDonald, he was the devoted father of Giovanna Hurtado, dear brother of John MacDonald and Frank Forsyth and the late Gina Forsyth, cherished grandson of the late John and Virginia (Fitzpatrick) MacDonald and Lester and May (MacLeod) Shand. He is also survived by many loving aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends. 

Family and friends will honor James’ life by gathering at the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home, 971 Saratoga Street, (Orient Heights) East Boston, on Friday, July 24, from 4 to 8 p.m. James will be interred privately at Winthrop Cemetery, Winthrop.  For more information or to leave an online condolence please visit

John Wyatt

Retired Boston Firefighter

John A. Wyatt of Winthrop, formerly of East Boston, passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on July 10.

John was a U.S. Army Veteran of the Korean Conflict and a proud retired firefighter for the City of Boston.

The beloved husband of Rose (Sorrentino), he was the loving father of James Thain and his wife, Maureen of Stoneham, David Thain and his wife, Lina of Saugus, Lisa Capogreco and her husband, Pasquale of East Boston and Sandra Gamble and her husband, Scott of Winthrop; dear brother of the late Joseph, Barbara and George and is also survived by nine loving grandchildren: Dianne, Jonathan, Rosemarie, Sara, Domenic, Jake, Grace, Sophia and Sarah as well as three loving great grandchildren, Natale, Alexa and Maria.

At the family’s request, floral contributions are respectfully omitted. A Funeral Mass was celebrated at St. John the Evangelist Church, Winthrop on Tuesday and all services were held in accordance with Phase-3 of the Commonwealth of Mass. For more information or to leave an online condolence, please visit

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