Obituaries 03-09-2023

Giacomo Leonard “Jack” Ficaro

Lifetime Member of Winthrop Elks, Member of Cottage Park Yacht Club, American Airlines Vanguard and the Holy Name Society

Giacomo Leonard Ficaro “Jack” passed on to join his beloved wife, Marie on March 6 with his family at his side.

Jack is survived by his three daughters: Joanne Joyce and her husband, Fred, Eleanor Lundy and her husband, James and Nina Ficaro and her companion, Robert Ahearn. He will be sorely missed by his five grandchildren; Derek and Jessica Curley, Maria and Olivia Rago and Miriam Joyce. He was the great grandfather of Ty James Lawton and brother of the late Steven Ficaro, Nicolo Ficaro, Charles Ficaro, Mary Tortorici, Antoinette Scola and Ann Provenzano. Jack will be missed by his caretakers: Bernadette, Christine, Mary C., Dory, Deana and Christine T.

Jack was a lifetime member of the Winthrop Lodge of Elks and a member of the Cottage Park Yacht Club, the American Airlines Vanguard and the Holy Name Society.

Family and friends are cordially invited to attend the visitation from the Caggiano-O’Maley-Frazier Funeral Home, Winthrop on Friday, March 10 from 9 to 11 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. John the Evangelist Church, 320 Winthrop St., Winthrop at 11:30 a.m. Services will conclude with the interment in the Belle Isle section of Winthrop Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made to the Make-A-Wish Foundation at

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Frederick Jarvis Sr.

Retired Corrections Officer

Frederick M. Jarvis Sr. of Winthrop passed away on March 2. He was 88 years old.

Fred was the beloved husband for over 40 years to the late Catherine P. “Bobbie” (Touhey) Jarvis. Born in Boston, he was the cherished son of the late Frederick M. and Mary F. (Conley) Jarvis.

Prior to his retirement, Fred worked as a Corrections Officer with the Suffolk County Sheriff’s Dept. Fred was a U.S. Army veteran serving from 1955 to 1957. Fred enjoyed biking, swimming, racquetball and traveling.

Fred was the devoted father of June M. Silvia and her husband, Richard J. of Marstons Mills, Frederick M. Jarvis Jr. and his wife, Natalie of Wilmington, Patricia A. Jarvis, Robert M. Jarvis and his wife, Antonette, John J. Jarvis, Janice E. McNulty and her husband, Matthew J. all of Haverhill, Richard S, Jarvis and his wife, Patrice of Winthrop and the late Joyce L. Webber and her late husband, James M. of Revere. He was the adored grandfather of Edward J. and Patrick R. Webber, Michael F. Silvia, Jonathan F. Jarvis, Christopher J. and the late Alexander B. McNulty, Catherine N. McNulty and Nicole Lang and her husband, Steve and the loving great-grandfather of Melody C. Silvia, Ainsley J. and Aiden P. Webber. Fred was the dear brother of the late Barbara Hannon of Brockton; the brother-in-law of Mary F. Touhey of Marshfield and William Comer and his late wife, Margaret of Pembroke.

Visiting hours were held in the Maurice W. Kirby Funeral Home, 210 Winthrop St., Winthrop on Tuesday, March 7 followed by a Funeral Mass in St. John the Evangelist Church-Winthrop. Interment was in Winthrop Cemetery (Belle Isle Section). To sign Fred’s guestbook, please visit our website at​.

Ann Crossman

She Brought Joy to Everyone She Encountered

Ann M. (Harrington) Crossman of Winthrop passed away on February 26 surrounded by her family after a long and courageous battle with Alzheimer’s. She was 80 years old.

Born in Somerville on May 22, 1942, she was the daughter of the late Arthur J. and Rita (McGowan) Harrington; the devoted mother of Jill A. Buccini of Winthrop, the adored Gaga of Ryan and Heather and mother-in-law of Brad Buccini. Ann leaves behind her sister, Rita Quirk and her beloved twin, Carol Adamson, both of Winthrop and her late siblings, Mary Harrington and Buddy Harrington. Ann was the cherished aunt of Robin Murphy, Kelly Adamson, Dawn Letterie and Tracy Carlsen and great aunt of Taylor, Shannon, Mark, Jake and Jenna and the dear companion of the late Eugene Bonita.

Ann was a selfless woman who put family above all else. Her happiest moments were spent with her daughter and grandchildren. She loved nothing more than attending Ryan’s sporting events and watching Heather perform on the stage.

Ann brought joy to everyone she encountered. Even during her illness, her love of dancing never stopped, and she was lovingly referred to as Dancing Annie. She was always happy and never lost her sweet demeanor. She lit up a room with her beautiful smile and will always be remembered this way.

Special thanks for the care provided by Katzman Family Center for Living, Care Dimensions Hospice, and the Pace Program.

Visiting hours will be held in the Maurice W. Kirby Funeral Home 210 Winthrop St., Winthrop on Monday, March 13, from 10 a.m. to 12 noon followed by a funeral service in the funeral home beginning at 12 noon. Relatives and friends are invited. Interment will be in Winthrop Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory can be made to the Alzheimer’s Assn. 309 Waverly Oaks Rd. Waltham, MA 02452. To sign Ann’s guestbook, please visit: ​

Anne McNeff

Retired Nurse and Longtime Owner of Hotel Stanley in Chelsea

Family and friends are respectfully invited to attend visiting hours on Saturday, March 11 from 9 to 10 a.m. in the Vertuccio Smith & Vazza Beechwood Home for Funerals, 262 Beach St., Revere for Anne M. (Todino) McNeff who died peacefully on Monday, February 13 following a long illness. She was 89 years old. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated following the visitation at 11 a.m. at Immaculate Conception Church, 489 Broadway, Everett. Entombment immediately following will be in Woodlawn Cemetery Columbarium, Everett.

She was a native of Everett, born on August 29, 1933 to her late parents, Pellegrino and Mary (Flammia) Todino. Anne was a graduate of Everett High School, Class of 1951 and also graduated from the Winthrop School of Nursing, Class of 1962. She worked as a nurse for more than 20 years at thande Winthrop Community Hospital while raising her four children.

When Anne left nursing, she became the owner of the Hotel Stanley in Chelsea. Her stories and encounters were endless for the duration of her 45-year ownership. She retired at age 80.

Anne had a great passion for theatre and Broadway shows. She was a very active member of the Winthrop Playmaker’s, where she wore many hats including treasurer, producer and performer. Anne was also very active in the Women’s Catholic Club, Winthrop Ladies Lodge of the Sons of Italy, St. John the Evangelist choir and she was an avid movie buff.

She was the loving mother of Matthew J. McNeff and her husband, David J. Russo of Watertown; Maria A. Hawkins and her husband, Russell of Burlington, IN, Christina McNeff and her husband, David Bowles of Dunoon, Scotland and & the late Peter J. McNeff. She was the grandmother of Sarah and Keith McNeff,  the dear sister of the late Palma Nolan, Mary Visone, Helen Jensen, Constance Thomas, Pat, Angelo, John and William Todino. Anne was the former wife of James V. McNeff.

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS or to support or attend your local community theatre.

For online guest book, please visit

Funeral arrangements entrusted to the care and direction of the Vertuccio Smith & Vazza, Beechwood, Home for Funerals of Revere.

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