Obituaries 01-14-2021

June Briggs

Retired Registered Nurse

June B. (Evans) Briggs, 91, of Winthrop passed away peacefully in her home on January 7. June was a lifelong resident of Winthrop. She was predeceased by her parents, John and Rosamond Evans and her daughter, Susan Hal-dane.

June graduated from nursing school at Faulkner Hospital in Jamaica Plain in 1951, having worked hard to regain her strength after con-tracting Bulbar Polio in 1949 during her training. She worked briefly in Chicago before joining the nursing staff at Winthrop Hospital where she trained nurses as well as tended to the sick. She retired after almost 40 years at Winthrop Hospital in 1991.

June’s long life brought her joys of a big and close-knit family. She leaves behind her loving husband of 66 years, Charles H., her children, Nancy Smith and Les Bruce of Wilmington, Joan and Clark Wamsley of Goshen, NH, John and Sue Ellen Briggs of Lexington and Ruth and John Reideman of Grass Lake, MI; ten grand-children: Kimberley Schultz, Pamela Bruce, Matthew Haldane, Robert Howard, Ryan How-ard, Jocelyn Howard, Priscilla Briggs, Nicholas Briggs, Rosamond Riedeman and Charlotte Riedeman, June was blessed to know five great grandchildren: Mason, Elizabeth, Gregory, Na-omie and Jesse.

Due to the pandemic, the service will be for the family only. A memorial service will be held lat-er in the year.

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

Joshua Cohen

His Life Will Serve as an Example of Strength, Dignity and Perseverance

Joshua K. Cohen of Winthrop, a beloved son, brother, grandson, and friend, passed peacefully after a three-year battle with cancer at the Boston Children’s Hospital on January 7. His life will serve as an example of strength, dignity, and perseverance for those who knew him.

He is survived by his mother, April, his brother, Alexander, his stepfather, James Gallagher III, his aunt, Nichole, his father, David, his grandparents, Rosemary and Larry Kaye, Sharon Cohen and Patricia and James Gallagher Jr. along with an army of aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends who will all miss him deeply.

Services and interment in the Belle Isle section of Winthrop Cemetery were private.

Memorial donations may be made to the Dana Farber Cancer Institute at The family asks those who are able to join the bone marrow registry to honor his memory.

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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