Obituaries 02-11-2021

Joseph Colvario, Jr.

Retired Heavy Equipment Operator

Joseph Colvario Jr. passed away at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston on January 31. He was 76 years old.

Born in Boston, the beloved son of the late Madeline (Carcerano) and Joseph Colvario Sr., he grew up in the North End of Boston before moving to Winthrop over 55 years ago. Prior to his retirement he worked as a heavy equipment operator for many years.

He was the devoted husband of Jean (Guerriero) and the loving father of Michele Bickford and her husband, Mark Sr. and Jennifer Hurley and her husband, James, all  of New Hampshire and Jessica Colvario and her boyfriend, Paul Walsh of Malden; dear brother of Maria Minchella of Beverly and the late Thomas, Stephen, Anthony and John Colvario; cherished grandfather of Mark Jr., Madisyn, Cameron, Joey and Ricky.

 A funeral service was held from the Caggiano-O’Maley-Frazier Funeral Home, Winthrop on Sunday, February 7. Committal was private.

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Arlene Shea

Active Member of the Winthrop Senior Center and Winthrop Catholic Women’s Club

Arleen M. (Redington) Shea, 96, of Winthrop passed away at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston on February 2.

She was a graduate of St. Rose High School in Chelsea and was a former long-time employee of Mass Mutual Insurance Co. She moved to Winthrop after her marriage and was a resident for over 70 years. She was a former volunteer at Winthrop Hospital and member of the Winthrop Hospital League. She was also an active member of the Winthrop Senior Center and the Winthrop Catholic Women’s Club at St. John the Evangelist Church.

Born in Chelsea to the late Margaret (Hanlon) and John E. Redington, she was the beloved wife of the late John F. Shea. She was the oldest and last surviving sibling of the late Donald, Robert, Martin and Paul Redington, Joan Zaremba and Grace McKenzie. She is survived by her loving sister-in-law, Andrea K. Redington of Concord, her dear brother-in-law, Louis J. McKenzie of Middleton and by many loving nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.

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

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

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Salvatore Massa

October 21, 1932 — February 2, 2021

Salvatore (Sal) R. Massa of Bradenton, FL, and a longtime resident of Winthrop, passed away peacefully at the age of 88 on February 4.

Sal, who was born in Somerville, was predeceased by his wife of 45 years, Barbara Day Massa and his wife of 18 years, Shirley DiPerna Massa.

He was also predeceased by his brothers: Louis, Michael and Guy and sister, Frances (Marino). Sal is survived by seven children: Deborah Kissinger and her partner, Joe Larkin, Nancy Heroux and her husband, Robert, Susan Buonopane and her husband, Michael, Mary Bishop and her husband, David, Anne Sullivan and her husband, Chris, Sandra Dale and her husband, Quinton, and Salvatore Massa Jr. and his fiancé, Kim Conlin Hayes. He is also survived by his sister, Josephine, brothers, John and William, 18 grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.

Sal was a loving and devoted husband, father and grandfather. He treasured time with his family and worked tirelessly to provide for them. His love extended well beyond his own home. Friends and family were always greeted with open arms in the Massa house – the more the merrier! Over the years, Sal earned the title “Life of the Party”. You could always find him singing and dancing at social events, surrounded by the people he loved.  His love for song and a fun time was contagious. Even the shy and timid would find themselves caught up in the magic of music and Sal’s relentless attempts to get them to join in. When he had some quiet time, you could find him working on a puzzle, playing the piano, or watching westerns. Always remember Sal by taking a few minutes to turn up the music, dance and sing in celebration of a life well lived.

Memorial services will be held in both Bradenton, FL and Winthrop at a later date. Donations may be made in memory of Salvatore Massa to Tidewell Hospice, 5955 Rand Boulevard, Sarasota, FL 34238. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at for the Massa family.

Mary Hansen

Retiree of the Food Service industry at Logan Airport

Mary N. (English) Hansen of Winthrop passed away on February 5. She was 92 years old.

Mary was the beloved wife of the late Louis V. Hansen. Born in Boston, she was the cherished daughter of the late Joseph and Grace (Gulli) English.

Prior to her retirement, Mary worked in the food service industry at Logan International Airport. Mary loved playing Bingo and enjoyed many trips to Foxwoods and Encore casinos. Mary was also an outstanding candlepin bowler.

Mary was the devoted mother of Robert Hansen and his wife, Donna of Evansville, Ind., Richard Hansen and his wife, Jo-Ann of Peabody, Karen Schlichting and her husband, Walter of Winthrop, the late Patricia A. Keenan and her surviving husband, David of Maine, Joann Huckins and her husband, David of Tilton, NH and  Ronald Hansen of Winthrop. She was the adored grandmother of Michael Schlichting, Diane Houghton and her husband, David and Jessica Huckins and loving great-grandmother of Benjamin and Riley Houghton; the dear sister of Dolly Massone of Everett and the late Grace Cassetta, Josephine Carpenito, Louis and Michael English. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Visiting hours will be held in the Maurice W. Kirby Funeral Home, 210 Winthrop St., Winthrop today, Thursday, February 11, from 9 to 11 a.m. following current social distance guidelines and capacity limits. Funeral services will be private. To sign Mary’s guestbook, please visit:

George Sennott

Proprietor of Sennott Roofing Company

George F. Sennott of Winthrop passed away peacefully at home with his loving family by his side after a long and courageous battle with cancer on Wednesday, February 3. He was 78 years old.

Born in Portsmouth, NH, he was the cherished son of the late George F. and Katherine (Langton) Sennott.

A lifelong roofer, George was the proprietor of Sennott Roofing Company, employing countless Winthrop residents for over fifty years, although his greatest legacy will be the kindness, generosity and opportunities he showed all.  He is held in the highest regard by all who were lucky enough to know him.

George was the beloved soulmate of Judi Buono and her children, Kim Rogers and her husband, Steve and Jeff Buono and his wife, Jen. George was the devoted father of George Sennott and his wife, Cathleen and Patrick Sennott and his wife, Lauren, all of Winthrop, Kathleen Wall and her husband, Scott of Land O’ Lakes, FL, Laureen Sustachek and her husband, David of Wesley Chapel, FL and Eric Sennott and his wife, Janine of Odessa, FL. George is also survived by the mother of his children, Rosemary Barquin of Land O’ Lakes, FL. George was the adored grandfather of 21 grandchildren; the dear brother of John Sennott and his life partner, Christine O’Brien of Winthrop and is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

George’s Funeral Mass will be celebrated in St. John the Evangelist Church, 320 Winthrop St., Winthrop on February 13 at 11:30 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Please go directly to church and follow the current social distance guidelines. Interment will follow in Winthrop Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory can be made to the Care Dimensions, 75 Sylvan St. Danvers, MA 01923. Funeral arrangements are being handled by the Maurice W. Kirby Funeral Home 210 Winthrop St. Winthrop. To sign George’s guestbook, please visit:

Carol Ann Burke

A Very Special Lady

Carol Ann Burke of Winthrop was called home to God in his kingdom on February 4. She was 78 years old.

Born in East Boston, she was the cherished  daughter of the late John J. and Mary O. (MacCormick) Burke, Sr. 

Carol attended Fitton Catholic High School in East Boston and then went on to graduate from St. Thomas Aquinas Secretarial School in Milton. She was a long-term employee of the New England Telephone and Verizon Company, where she eventually retired from a high-level managerial position. She was a devoted member of St. John the Evangelist Church as well as a lifelong member ofthe Catholic Women’s Club.

Carol was an especially caring person and was known to be generous to a fault. Carol supported many charitable causes, especially the veteran’s home where her late brother, Fran resided for many years. Carol loved to travel and was particularly fond of the arts.

Carol lived her life to high standards, and was steadfast and firm in her beliefs. Many will remember Carol as a tiny person, with the biggest of hearts. Put simply, Carol was a very special lady. She will be greatly missed by her loving family and many friends.

Carol was the dear sister of Robert H. “Bob” Burke and his wife, Grace of Winthrop, the late Rita DiSilvio and her late husband, Frank, the late Theresa M. Davis and her late husband, Walter and the late John J. Burke Jr. and the late Francis E. Burke. Carol was the proud “Auntie” to Karen Sirianni and her husband, Anthony, Rob Burke and his wife Colleen, the late Joseph Burke and his surviving wife, Tina, Frank DiSilvio, Michael DiSilvio and his wife, Lanae and John and Kevin Burke. She is also survived by many great nieces and great nephews.

Due to the current pandemic, funeral services for Carol will be private. A Celebration of Life and Mass will be held at a later date when conditions have improved. Donations in her memory can be made to WGBH TV Boston and to Jeff’s Place in Framingham in honor of Carol’s late nephew, Joseph Burke. Funeral arrangements are being handled by the Maurice W. Kirby Funeral Home 210 Winthrop St. Winthrop. To sign Carol’s guestbook, please visit:

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