Obituaries 10-06-2022

Bridget Manganelli

All About Family, Active in the Community and Church, She Will Always Be Remembered and Loved

Family and friends attended visiting hours on October 2 and a funeral on October 3 in Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, 262 Beach St., Revere for Bridget M. (Giovino) Manganelli who died on Wednesday, September 28 at the Massachusetts General Hospital following a brief illness. She was 90 years old. A Funeral Mass at St. Anthony of Padua Church, 250 Revere St., Revere, was immediately followed by interment in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden.

Bridget was a native of East Boston, where she was born to her late parents Patrick and Rose (Rinaldi) Giovino . She was raised and educated in East Boston and was a graduate of East Boston High School, Class of 1949. Bridget married her husband, Ralph and they remained in East Boston’s “Eagle Hill Section.” 

Bridget was a proud mother of her only child, Rosemary. She proudly and gracefully raised her daughter and kept her home. She later became a Crossing Guard for the City of Boston, where she happily crossed many children in the Streets in East Boston, for over 28 years.

Bridget was also a very active woman, where she sat on the Commission of Elderly Affairs at Boston City Hall. She also helped many seniors over the years who needed guidance and assistance for their needs. She was active in the East Boston Social Center and Chelsea Senior Center.  Bridget was a woman of strong faith and also attended mass regularly. Above all, she was all about her family. She cherished cooking for them and hosting many dinners and holidays. She will always be remembered and loved.

The devoted wife of 60 years to Ralph D. Manganelli of Chelsea, formerly of East Boston, she was the loving mother of Rosemary Bouchrif and her husband, Hassan of Chelsea, formerly of East Boston; the cherished sister of the late Edward Giovino and his surviving wife, Patricia Giovino of Burlington, she is also lovingly survived by her sister in law. Virginia Leo of Peabody and her late husband. Nunzio Leo  and by many loving nieces, nephews, grandnieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

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Carlie Lanza

Retired Registered Nurse

Carlie J. Lanza of Winthrop passed away at the Duxbury House in Duxbury on October . She was 84 years old.

 Born in Montpelier, Vermont, she was the beloved daughter of the late Phyllis (Copeland) and Rollie Martin. A resident of Winthrop since 1965, she worked as a registered nurse at Winthrop Hospital, several area nursing homes and the VNA. She was also a member of the Cottage Park Yacht Club and the CPYC Ladies Bowling League.

She was the devoted wife of the late Francis M. Lanza and the loving mother of Christopher Lanza of Miami, Florida, Jonathan Lanza and his wife, Dina of Westwood and Matthew Lanza and his wife, Jeanette of Kingston; dear sister of John Martin of Vermont and the late Suzanne Stone and James Martin and the cherished grandmother of Andrew, Jonathan, Jr., Mia, Kelsi, Chloe and Francesca.

Family and friends are cordially invited to attend the visitation from the Caggiano-O’Maley-Frazier Funeral Home, Winthrop on Monday, October 10 from 4 to 8 p.m. The funeral will be conducted from the funeral home on Tuesday, October 11 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.

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Anne Marie Faria

She Loved Her Family and She Was So Loved by Them

Anne Marie Faria of Winthrop passed away peacefully into eternal rest at the age of 77.

She was loved by so many people both family and friends who watched over her and cared for her.

She attended Saint John‘s School and enjoyed Scouts, dance, elocution lessons, sewing class and crafts as a child. She was “famous“ for her baking skills especially her chocolate chip squares, chocolate cake and snickerdoodles! She loved her town of Winthrop and walked everywhere meeting and talking with others. She liked starting her day at the Cafe Delight for her coffee, reading the newspaper and chatting.

Anne Marie worked at the Chelsea Naval Hospital Laundry, as a messenger in Boston, and as a cafeteria worker at an elementary school in Winthrop. When she retired, the Winthrop Senior Center was her favorite place to be and she was the first one there in the morning. She liked line dancing, exercising, and helping to set up the trays for lunch.

Food was more than something to eat for Anne Marie.She enjoyed going to different restaurants and tried some new places with the Red Hatters. She liked getting ice cream at Twist and Shake and then sitting at the Landing, Deer Island or Piers Park to watch the planes and boats. Anne loved her family and she was so loved by them.

She leaves her brother, Stephen A. Faria, Jr., her sister, Mary and her husband, John Joyce, her nieces, Katie Joyce, Meghan Tozer (David) and nephew, Brian Joyce (Ali). She had three great nieces, Amie, Ella and Clare, a great nephew, Jonathan and many cousins.

Remember Anne Marie for the special person that she was and for the strength that she showed despite all her life challenges!

A Celebration of Life Service was held in the First Church of Winthrop, United Methodist, 217 Winthrop St., Winthrop on Saturday, October 1. Interment was in the Winthrop Cemetery (Belle Isle Section). Remembrances may be made to the Winthrop Senior Center, 35 Harvard Street or First Church of Winthrop, United Methodist, 217 Winthrop Street, where Anne Marie enjoyed bible study, services, friendship and refreshments.

Funeral arrangements were from the Maurice W. Kirby Funeral Home, 210 Winthrop St., Winthrop. To sign Anne Marie’s guestbook, please visit:

Alvin Chavis

Chelsea Soldiers Home Retiree

Alvin B. Chavis of Winthrop passed away unexpectedly on September 27 at the age of 84.

He was the beloved husband of Karin A. (Broberg) Chavis. Born in South Hill, VA, he was the cherished son of the late John E. and Alma B. (Brown) Chavis.

Alvin was a U.S. Navy veteran serving from 1956-1960 on the USS Boston. Prior to his retirement, Alvin worked as an LPN in the Outpatient Department at the Chelsea Soldiers Home for 37 years. He also managed the Chelsea Soldier’s Home winter and summer bowling leagues for almost 40 years, something he truly loved. Alvin enjoyed gardening, spending numerous hours tending to his vegetables and flowers. Above all, he was a proud husband, father and grandfather.

Alvin was the devoted father of Michael Chavis and his wife, Christine of North Andover and Deborah “Debbie” Chavis of Winthrop. He was the adored grandfather of Corey Chavis, Meghan Dalton and her husband, Griffin, Michael John Chavis and Robert “Bobby” Diaz; the dear brother of Virginia Coleman of Philadelphia, Bettye Gaines of Middleboro, Douglas Chavis of Weymouth and the late James Young, Dorothy Evans, Edgar Young, William Chavis, Sarah Lewis, George Chavis and Carlton Chavis. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

At the request of the family, funeral services will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory can be made to the Viking Pride Foundation at PO Box 520037, Winthrop,Massachusetts 02152 and/or Boston Wounded Veterans at Funeral arrangements were from the Maurice W. Kirby Funeral Home 210 Winthrop St. Winthrop. To sign Alvin’s guestbook, please visit: 

Lila Hewson Taylor

July 30, 1926 – September 22, 2022

Our treasured mother, Lila Hewson Taylor, passed away after 96 years of sharing her zest for life with so muchlove, humor and grace. With her every day, Lila set the standard with the life she lived so well . . . always giving of herself and making the world a better place for those who knew her.

Born in Watertown, Massachusetts, Lila was the daughter of Garfield and Hazel (Chicken) Hewson, along with her brothers, Gar, Don and Bob. The family moved to Weymouth before finally settling down in Winthrop, where she lived for the rest of her life.

Lila graduated from Winthrop High School in 1944 and spent about a year and a half at the University of New Hampshire. Around that time, she participated in the USO and met James D. Taylor, a sailor from San Diego, California. They married on New Year’s Day in 1949.

The 1950’s came and so started their family: Brad, Nancy, Lisa and Suzanne.

Life continued with new challenges, as the 1960’s arrived. After being a housewife and mother, her life changed, and Lila decided she wanted something new. She found a job at Putnam Investments, where she worked as a Librarian for the next 35+ years, finally retiring when she was 72.

All her life she enjoyed many years of fun playing cards with the “bridge” ladies. She remained well known around Winthrop, as she rode her blue bicycle everywhere! She became a world traveler, finding her way to the Great Wall of China, Mykonos, England and Australia.

She is survived by Brad and Lynn Taylor, Nancy and Thomas (Oakie) O’Connor, Lisa and John Tardif and Suzanne and David Semedo. Lila loved to travel, but she loved her grandchildren even more. Lisa and John gave her Jonathan, Linda (Tardif) Perry and her husband, Sam and Rebecca Mombourquette, Suzanne and David gave her Jessica and Joshua and his wife, Kristen. Brad and Lynn gave her Gillian; three great-grandchildren, Charles Mombourquette, Brett and Maggie and two great-great grandchildren, Henry and Noah. And Lila always loved her Sammy cat!

In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to the Northeast Animal Shelter. Services were private, but a Celebration of Lila’s life will occur at a future date. Funeral arrangements were from the Maurice W. Kirby Funeral Home 210 Winthrop St. Winthrop. To sign Lila’s guestbook, please visit:

Mary Falzarano

Of Winthrop, formerly of East Boston

Mary J. Falzarano of Winthrop and formerly of East Boston passed away at the Cornerstone Assisted Living Facility in Hampton, New Hampshire on October 1. She was 92 years old. Born in East Boston, she was the beloved daughter of the late Assunta (Dello Russo) and Stefano Falzarano. Prior to her retirement, she worked in accounting for the City of Boston.

She was the dear sister of the late Anthony Falzarano, Victoria Buccelli, Joseph Falzarano, Joanna Buccelli, Lucy Candelora, James Falzarano, Rose Falzarano and Lena Falzarano and is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.

A funeral mass was held in the St. John the Evangelist Church on Wednesday, October 5. Services concluded with the interment in the Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden.

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

Alfred McGah

His Love for His Family Was Like No Other

Alfred E. McGah of Winthrop passed away peacefully and not without a brave fight against cancer on September 20th, 2022. He was 68 years old.

Born in Chelsea, he was the son of the late Mary Quilty and David McGah. A lifelong resident of Winthrop, he was a Union Painter, although he did enjoy the retired life and golfing with his friends prior to his passing. He was the former partner of the late Brooke M. Tuttle. He was the proud father of Ryaan Tuttle and his wife, Kristina, Shannon McGah and Insharrah Tuttle; doting and Loving Papa of Michael, Isabella, Jackson, Sloane and Cecilia, who if you knew him were his entire world. His love for his family was like no other.

Freddie was one of a kind, and all who know him knew him as a caring, giving, sarcastic tough guy with the best haircut in town. To know him was to love him He will be deeply missed, but not forgotten.

A celebration of life and memorial service will be held Saturday, October 15 from 2 to 6 p.m. at the Winthrop Elks and family and friends are invited to come and share fond memories and stories.

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