Obituaries 01-07-2021

Anna DiPalma

Everyone’s ‘Grandma’

Anna M. (Gullifa) DiPalma died unexpectedly in East Boston on December 30. 

The beloved mother of the late Robert J. DiPalma Sr., she was the grandmother of Robert J. DiPalma Jr. and his wife, Danielle of Beverly; great-grandmother of Staci DiPalma of Beverly; loving aunt of Diane Vaughn, Gail DellaCroce, Geri DellaCroce, Lynne Tranfaglia, Doreeen DeCrescito and Billy Gullifa and is also survived by many grand-nieces and grand-nephews and the dear friend of Adriana and Lisa Giuliano, who were the daughters she never had, their love and devotion to Anna was immense and was appreciated by her every day, and the beloved cousin of Rhonda Mariano. 

Anna was well known for her generosity in all things.  She had a big heart and loved to cook and had a special attachment to children. She became everyone’s “grandma.” She would greet you with her brash and tough voice, though beneath it all was the biggest heart and kindest soul. She was adored by her family, friends and anyone who came in contact with her.

Her kitchen table was the core of her home and heart where a fresh pot of coffee was always brewing. You could find someone at any given time at the table sampling her famous pizzelle or biscotti. Her door was always open, especially to the “landlord” Rafaele and his sons Neffo and Ralph “Ralphy” who she watched grow up as children on Chelsea Street. Within the last few years, she grew a strong affection for the “landord’s” grandson Christian. A special bond developed between the two of them. The sparkle in Anna’s eyes reappeared when he was born and from that day forward, she happily awaited his daily visits.

Anna was genuinely loved by all. A simple, humble woman who lived her life to her fullest desires; baking, cooking, sharing her boisterous laughter with friends and family, she provided a comfort to everyone who crossed her path. There could never be another “Anna” but a bit of her will always live within us. She taught us to not take life so seriously and to enjoy the present moment. Rest In Peace dear Anna. 

Visiting hours were held at Magrath Funeral Home, Tuesday, January 5 followed by graveside services in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett.

Because of her love for children donations in her memory to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital would be appreciated.

Gay ‘Chicky’ Ryan

Former FedEx Recruiter and Italian Women’s Bowling League Member

Gay T. “Chicky” Ryan, 77, of Seal Harbor Rd., Winthrop passed away at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston on December 30. Born in Chelsea, was the beloved daughter of the late Josephine (Gallese) and Phillip Sciarrillo, she was a lifelong resident of Winthrop and worked as a recruiter for Fedex for over ten years. She was also a member of Italian Women’s Bowling League.

She was the devoted wife of James F. Ryan and the loving mother of Lisa Ryan of Tennessee, Jennifer Tantillo of Taunton, Michelle Peraza of Las Vegas and James Ryan of Vermont; dear sister of Joanne Quilty of Winthrop and cherished grandmother of Ryan, Catherine, Mario, Isabella, Frank, Nick and Joe.

A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.

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

Anne Jaworski

The Last of Her Generation

Anne M. (Eruzione) Jaworski, 97, of Winthrop passed away peacefully on Saturday, January 2 at the Abbott House Nursing Home in Lynn.

Anne was the last of her generation. She is joined in Heaven with her husband, Jerry C. Jaworski and her much-loved brothers and sisters: Eugene “Jeep” Eruzione and his wife, Helen, Vincent Eruzione and his wife, Vera, Mary Albano and her husband, Carmen, Phyllis Manzo and her husband, Salvatore and her beloved twin sister. Annette and her husband, Tony Fucillo.

She leaves behind her three children: Karen Guelfo and her husband, Laurence of Swampscott, Geraldine Benoit and her husband, Joseph of Swampscott, Robert Jaworski and his wife, Rosanne of Winthrop and her grandchildren: Victoria Gello and her husband, Joseph, Caroline Guelfo, Genevieve Benoit, Brett Benoit and Alex Jaworski. She is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.

Anne raised her family at 274 Bowdoin Street along with the Fucillo and Eruzione families. She loved family times. She will be missed by all.

Family and friends are cordially invited to attend the visitation in the St. John the Evangelist Church, 320 Winthrop St., Winthrop today, Thursday, January 7 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. followed by a Funeral Mass at 12:30 p.m. Services will conclude with interment in the Belle Isle section of Winthrop Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to The Greater Boston Food Bank at

To sign the online guestbook, go to Arrangements under the direction of the Caggiano-O’Maley-Frazier Funeral Home, Winthrop.

Daniel Alley

Mass General/Brigham Employee and Member of Winthrop Elks

Daniel J. “Danny” Alley  of Winthrop passed away peacefully at home on December 31, in the presence of loved ones following a courageous battle with cancer. He was 49 years old.

Danny was employed as a Chart Correction Specialist for Mass General /Brigham and a member of the Winthrop Elks. In addition to enjoying listening to music and watching horror movies, Danny most loved spending time with his family and friends. Danny and Dan tried to host as many gatherings, with as many people that could fit, at their home with family and friends.

Danny was the beloved husband of Daniel T. Meninger. Born in Boston, he was the cherished son of Linda (Riley) Robertson and her husband Howard of Sarasota, Fla.; the beloved brother of Sean Alley and his wife, Whitney of Sarasota, Fla., Hope Ward and her husband, Michael of Peabody, Karen Robertson of Tallahassee, Fla., Richard Robertson and his wife, Anna of Tallahassee, Fla. and the late Robert Robertson. He was the son-in-law of Steven and Karen Meninger of Everett and the brother-in-law of Alison Meaker and her husband, Kevin of New York and Courtney and Leanne Meninger of Everett. Danny is also survived by many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and countless cousins.

His Funeral will be held from the Maurice W. Kirby Funeral Home, 210 Winthrop St., Winthrop, today, Thursday, January 7 at 9 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. John the Evangelist Church at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited. Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett, following current social distance guidelines in the church.

“The family has established an account to be used for a memorial bench for Danny. Donations may be sent to Webster First Federal Credit Union, 15 Woodside Ave. Winthrop with a note in the memo for “Danny Alley Memorial Fund.”

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Anthony Ferrara

Retired MBTA Police Officer

Anthony S. Ferrara, 68, a lifelong resident of Winthrop, passed away at the Lighthouse Nursing Care Center in Revere on January 1.

Born in Boston, he was the beloved son of the late Lucille (Iovanna) and Salvatore Ferrara. He enlisted in the United States Air Force during the Vietnam War reaching the rank of Airman First Class. After his discharge he went on to work as a police officer for the MBTA Police.

He was the devoted husband of Marilyn (Driscoll) and the loving father of Anthony S. Ferrara, Jr. and his fiancé, Jamie Croteau of Winthrop and Lindsay Alcorn and her husband, Jamieson of Peabody; dear brother of Frank “Buster” Ferrara and Mary “Minnie” Martucci, both of Winthrop and Roberta Tiano of Florida and the cherished grandfather of Henry, Nino and Wyatt.

His Funeral Mass was celebrated in St. John the Evangelist Church on/or the National Police Dog Foundation at

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

Vincent Finocchio

John Hancock Retiree and Longtime Winthrop Little League Coach

Vincent R. Finocchio of Winthrop passed away at home on December 31. He was 92 years old.

Born in Boston, the beloved son of the late Anna (Valente) and Frank Finocchio, he was a resident of Winthrop for over 71 years.

He enlisted in the US Navy during the Korean War and was honorably discharged after almost four years of service. After his discharge, he went on to work as a machinist for John Hancock Insurance repairing office equipment. He also coached for many years for Winthrop Little League.

He was the devoted husband of Mary Ann (Antoniolo) and the loving father of Anne Marie Lynch of Winthrop and the late Vincent W. Finocchio; the dear brother of the late Guido and Joseph Finocchio; cherished grandfather of Bobbie, Stefanie, Christopher, Kate, Sierra and Michael; great grandfather of Gianni, Sky, Vincenza and River.

The Funeral Mass was celebrated in St. John the Evangelist Church, Winthrop on Tuesday, January 5. Services concluded with military honors in the Cross Street section of Winthrop Cemetery.

To sign the online guestbook, go to Arrangements were under the direction of the Caggiano-O’Maley-Frazier Funeral Home, Winthrop

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