Obituaries 11-17-2022

Gary Shanbar

Late Owner and Operator of P&G Auto Body Supply Co. in Saugus 

Gary I. Shanbar, 74, of Saugus, entered eternal rest on Monday evening, November 7 at the Tufts Medical Center in Boston surrounded by the love of his family. 

Born in Revere, the son of the late Max and Eve (Klayman) Shanbar, Gary grew up in Winthrop and attended Winthrop public schools.  He graduated from Winthrop High School with the Class of 1967.

The late owner and operator of P&G Auto Body Supply Co. in Saugus.  Gary was a Saugus resident, having resided in that town for 23 years. 

An avid baseball fan, Gary enjoyed watching his beloved Boston Red Sox.  He loved his family very much.  Gary was often a quiet man, sitting off to the side of a room taking great pride and joy in watching his family enjoy parties and holidays, laughing, crying and making memories together.  He will be fondly remembered by all who loved him

The devoted husband of Adele K. (Cannizzaro) Shanbar of Saugus with whom he shared 23 years of marriage, he was the beloved father of Thomas “Tommy” Shanbar and his wife, Siobhan of Revere, Robert J. Castater III of Saugus and the late Julie Lewis and Heather A. Castater, brother of the late Donald Shanbar, brother-in-law of Susan Shanbar of Easton and uncle of Cori Goldstein and her husband, Eric of Norton and Jodi Emerson and her husband, Joe of Sharon.  He is also lovingly survived by six grandchildren: Rachel Shanbar, Thomas J. Shanbar, both of Revere, Donny Lewis, Stephanie Castater and her fiancé, Jhonny Encarnacion, Amanda Gobbi, Marissa Gobbi and her fiancé, Enzo Denardo, all of Saugus and three great grandchildren: Jhonny Jr., Aizen, and Santino.    

Gary’s funeral arrangements were private.  Shiva was observed privately at his home residence. 

In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy in Gary’s memory may be donated to the National Kidney Foundation at 

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Carafa Family Funeral Home in Chelsea. We encourage family and friends to visit to offer condolences by means of the online guest book or to send a personalized sympathy card.

Ruth Mower

Of Winthrop

Ruth M. (Grinnell) Mower passed away on November 9. She was 91 years old.

Ruth was the beloved wife of the late Ralph E. Mower. Born in Belfast, ME, she was the cherished daughter of the late Edward B. and Nettie L. (Hurd) Grinnell, the devoted mother of Gloria J. Nastari and her husband, Richard and Lawrence “Larry” Mower, all of Winthrop; the adored grandmother of Douglas Boudrow

and his wife, Jennifer and the dear sister of Edward Grinnell and his wife, Helen, Betty Ripley and her husband, Milton, all of Maine and the late Louise Calderwood and her late husband, Lee. Ruth was the former mother-in-law of Dennis Boudrow and is also survived by several nieces and nephews.

At the request of the family, her funeral service was held in private. Donations in her memory can be made to the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Office of

Philanthropy/Cancer Research, 330 Brookline Ave (OV), Boston, MA 02215.

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

To sign Ruth’s guestbook, please visit:

Elizabeth Sawyer

Retired Realtor

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

The widow of Franklin W. Sawyer who died March 7, 2019, Elizabeth (Betty) was the daughter of the late Agnes (Buchanan) and William Trites, Sr.  She 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, 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 and four brothers, William, Jr., Charles, James and Francis Trites.

A Funeral Mass was held on Tuesday, November 8 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 to 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.

To sign Betty’s guestbook, please visit:  

Mary Rands

Member of Many Winthrop Organizations

Mary A. (Carroll) Rands of Winthrop passed away on October 28. She was 93 years old.

The beloved wife of the late George W. Rands, Mary was born in Boston, the cherished daughter of the late Frank and Mary (Favreau) Carroll.

Mary graduated from Winthrop High School, Class of 1947. She was a Sunday School teacher in St. John’s Episcopal Church in Winthrop, a member of the Winthrop Improvement and Historical Association, the Winthrop Catholic Woman’s Club and a Girl Scout Leader. Mary enjoyed bowling in the woman’s bowling league at the Lynn Bowling Lanes. She was an avid gardener, which led to her beautiful flower arrangements.

Mary was the devoted mother of Sandra J. Guilfoyle and her husband, James of Winthrop, Sheryl A. Coughlin and her husband, Richard of Saugus and Susan A. Wolf and her husband, Michael of Pleasantville, NY. She was the adored grandmother of Richard Coughlin, Matthew, Patrick and Andrew Guilfoyle, Benjamin and Stephanie Wolf and the late Julie Coughlin and loving great-grandmother of Cassandra and Danielle Coughlin, Mason and Teagan Coughlin and Connor Guilfoyle; the dear sister of the late L. Robert Carroll, Marguerite Fowle, Joseph Carroll, Mildred Plante, James Carroll, Elinor Gallo and Kathryn Evans and she also leaves many nieces and nephews.

Visiting hours will be held in the Maurice W. Kirby Funeral Home, 210 Winthrop St., Winthrop on Saturday, November 19 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. with a funeral service beginning in the funeral home at 1 p.m. Relatives and friends are invited. Interment will be private.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Mary’s name can be made to the Alzheimer’s Assn., 309 Waverly Oaks Rd., Waltham, MA. 02452. To sign Mary’s guestbook, please visit:

Patricia Conway

Member of Many Winthrop Organizations

Patricia C. (Leonard) Conway of Peabody, formerly of Lynnfield and Winthrop, passed away on November 15. She was 87 years old.

The beloved wife of 61 years to the late John J. “Jack” Conway, Jr., she was born in Cambridge, the daughter of the late Stephen J. and Mary E. (Carroll) Leonard. Patricia was the cherished mother of Colleen Conway Murphy and her husband, Francis of Melrose, Erin Conway Winsor and her husband, Norman of Lynnfield and Sean P. Conway and his wife Kelli, (Shea) of Winthrop. She was the adored “Gammy” of Olivia W. Cobe and Victoria M. Winsor, Colin J. Murphy and Camden J. and Lily L. Conway; the loving sister of Sr. Margaret A. Leonard, LSA of Dorchester, the late Carol A. Campbell and her late husband, Robert and the late Maureen Leonard Baker; dear aunt of Kristin M. Sawtelle of Pelham, NH and Jennifer A. Campbell of South Yarmouth.

Visiting hours will be held in the Maurice W. Kirby Funeral Home, 210 Winthrop St, Winthrop, on Friday, November 18, from 9 to 11 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. John the Evangelist Church (St. Michael the Archangel Parish) 210 Winthrop St., Winthrop at 11:30 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited. Interment will be in Winthrop

Cemetery (Belle Isle Section). In lieu of flowers, donations in her name may be made to the Brooksby Village, Resident Care Fund, 100 Brooksby Village Dr., Peabody, MA, or to Care Dimensions, 75 Sylvan St. Ste. B-102, Danvers, MA. 01923.

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