Obituaries 11-10-2022

Elizabeth Sawyer

Retired Real Estate Broker

Elizabeth A. (Betty Trites) Sawyer, 93, died on November 4 at Glenridge Nursing Home in Medford. 

The widow of Franklin W. Sawyer who died on March 7, 2019, she was the daughter of the late Agnes (Buchanan) and William Trites, Sr. and was born at home in Revere on August 27, 1929.

After graduating from Revere High School, she began working for the former Suburban Gas Company.  It was there that she met her late husband and they were married August 6, 1955.  The couple built their home in Winthrop and raised their children at that home on Villa Avenue.  She had been a member of the former St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Winthrop.

Betty obtained her real estate and broker’s license later in life, selling homes in Winthrop and Revere.  She also babysat her grandchildren regularly. Along with her husband, she enjoyed spending time at their summer home in Center Ossipee, NH. She frequently took Adult Night Education Classes at Winthrop High School, including Millinery and Cake Decorating being among her favorites.

Betty is survived by her daughters, Kathleen Kligge, Diane Videtto and her husband, John, all of New Hampshire and Nancy Doucette and her husband, Michael of Massachusetts; six grandchildren: Stephanie Kligge of Pennsylvania, Kenneth Kligge of Virginia, Jennifer (Videtto) Bell and her husband, Christopher of New Hampshire, Joseph Videtto and his wife, Jamie Carolyn of Massachusetts, Nicole Doucette and her fiancé, Michael Resweber of Rhode Island and Michael (Max) Doucette, Jr. of North Carolina; one great-grandson, Riley Bell; her sister, Muriel Dunn, brother, Thomas and his wife, Gerry and many nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Thelma Leonard, four brothers: William, Jr., Charles, James, and Francis Trites.

A Funeral Mass was celebrated on November 4 at 11:30 a.m. in St. Michael the Archangel Church-Winthrop. Burial took place in the Belle Isle Section of Winthrop Cemetery.

For those desiring, donations in Betty’s Memory are preferred to be made Care Dimensions, 75 Sylvan St., Suite B-102, Danvers, MA 01923.

Funeral arrangements were from the Maurice W. Kirby Funeral Home, 210 Winthrop St., Winthrop.

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Anne Ley

Retired Secretary

Anne (Koban) Ley from Union, NJ passed away on November 5 after 99 years on earth.

Born in Bayonne, NJ to Frank and Eudokia Koban, she spent the final years of her life in the care and company of her niece, Andrea in Winthrop.

She was married to the late John Ley for 50 years. They enjoyed many vacations, family gatherings, dinners out, trips to discount stores and the occasional glass of bubbly.

Ever the most organized person in the room, Anne worked as a secretary for years at Kodak, Western Electric and Lucent. Known for her immaculate house and terrible cooking, Anne enjoyed being around people and hearing a good joke. She had a large collection of pennies that he collected on her daily walks. She had a full life and will be missed by her family.

She is survived by her nieces: Andrea Warmbold, Doreen Jones and Gretchen Black and her nephews, Michael Koban, Douglas Koban, Stuart Koban and Michael Kip Koban. She will be joining her siblings in heaven: Michael Koban, Paul Koban and Helen Nygaard. She will be remembered by her many grandnieces and grandnephews. Gracie, her loyal canine companion, will be lost without her.

Funeral arrangements are from the Maurice W. Kirby Funeral Home 210 Winthrop St., Winthrop.

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Rose Maggio

Of Winthrop

Rose P. Maggio of Winthrop passed away at the Glen Ridge Nursing Care Center in Medford on November 3. She was 88 years old.

Born in Lawrence, the beloved daughter of the late Concetta (Zangri) and Anthony Tuscano, she was the devoted wife of the late Nicholas J. Maggio and the loving mother of Diane Morel and her husband, Dennis of North Reading, Nicholas J. Maggio, III of Winthrop, Anthony Maggio and his companion, Jill Larrabee of Winthrop and the late Roseann Tavares and her husband, Manuel; dear sister of Angela Puglisi of Methuen and the late Joseph and Salvatore Toscano, cherished grandmother of Joanna, Dennis, Julianne, Andrea and Lea and great grandmother of Lucas, Jackson and Maddox.

A funeral service was held in the Caggiano-O’Maley-Frazier Funeral Home, Winthrop on Wednesday, November 9.

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Jean Taylor Stimolo

Above All Else, She Valued and Adored Her Family

Jean Taylor Stimolo, 75, of Branford, CT died peacefully on Sunday, October 30 surrounded by her family after a courageous battle with dementia.

Jean was born on May 6, 1947 in New York City, the daughter of Jack and Dorothy Taylor. She grew up in Windsor Locks, CT and attended UCONN in Storrs, CT where she graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in economics. She was a fierce and loving mother to her daughters, Carin and Leigh Stimolo.

Jean was most proud of the work she did as Executive Director of Rideworks in New Haven, a nonprofit that promoted ridesharing, telecommuting, and public transit services for commuters. Her career in city planning spanned 30 years, as she worked with government officials and private companies to expand commuting and telecommuting options for employees.

Outside of work Jean was an avid adventurer. She loved exploring new places, whether travelling locally or abroad with her family. She loved the outdoors, especially the beach. Growing up camping and spending summers on Cape Cod gave her an appreciation for nature that she passed on to her family. Swimming, sailing, hiking, yoga – she was always active. She even spent some time flying small planes as she clocked hours towards a pilot’s license. Jean was a vivacious and caring person who made all feel welcome. She made friends wherever she went with her infectious smile, gift of gab and general excitement for life.

Above all else, Jean valued and adored her family. She was never far from “her girls” and was a source of endless hugs, play, and laughter. She was a constant fixture at her grandchildren’s events and loved sharing stories of their accomplishments. She leaves behind her daughters and their families, Carin Stimolo and Jason Osburn, and their children, Jack and Stella Osburn of Winthrop and Leigh Stimolo and Kevin Labbe and their son, Devan Labbe of Revere.

She will be remembered by her family as a forward thinker, a successful leader, and a loyal advocate. She was always able to see the glass half full as she spread love and laughter wherever she went.

Family and friends are cordially invited to attend the visitation from the Caggiano-O’Maley-Frazier Funeral Home, Winthrop today, Thursday, November 10 from 5 to p.m. followed by a funeral service in the funeral home at 7 p.m.

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