Phillip L. Maddalone of Winthrop, formerly of East Boston, died on February 4.
He was the loving son of the late Francis and Carmella (Grieco) Maddalone; dear brother of Saverio “Sully” Maddalone of Swampscott, Rose Tacelli of East Boston and Frank Maddalone of Revere; special uncle of Carla, Carmine, Christopher and Christina DiRuzza of Revere; loving companion of Rosemarie Zarro and her niece, Tanya, of Malden. He is also survived by many fond nieces, nephews, and cousins.
A memorial celebrating his life will be held in St Joseph St Lazarus Church, Ashley Street, East Boston, on Saturday, February 21, at 10 a.m. A memorial vistation will be held in The Ruggiero Mazzarella Memorial Home, 971 Saratoga St. (Orient Heights), East Boston, on Saturday, February 21, from 8 to 9:30 a.m. prior to the church service. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited. Because of his love for and devotion to his nephew, Christopher, memorial donations honoring Mr. Maddalone may be made to Boston College Campus School Campion Hall Room 197, 140 Commonwealth Ave, Chestnut Hill MA 02467. For more information or to send an online condolence, please visit www.ruggieromh.com
Maureen McDonagh, 57
US Airways employee
Maureen (McCarthy) McDonagh of Sunnyside Avenue, Winthrop, died suddenly at home on February 9. She was 57 years old.
Born in Birmingham, England, she lived in Ireland before moving to this country and residing in Winthrop 37 years ago. Prior to her recent retirement, she was employed in the utilities department for US Airways for more than 18 years.
She was the loving mother of Martine, Michael and Myles McDonagh, all of Winthrop, and the sister of Joseph McCarthy of Winthrop. She was also the former wife of Michael McDonagh of Winthrop.
Family and friends are cordially invited to attend the visitation today, Thursday, February 12, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Ernest P. Caggiano and Son Funeral Home of Winthrop. Services and committal are private. For directions or to sign her online guestbook, go to www.caggianofuneralhome.com.
Active member of the Winthrop Community
Ann R. Wingersky, formerly of Bowdoin Street, Winthrop, died on February 3 at the Bali High Nursing Home in Woodstock, Ill., after a long illness.
She was an active member of the Winthrop community,a member of the Rebekah Lodge, Order of the Eastern Star, International Order of Odd Fellows and a volunteer at the former Winthrop Community Hospital and the Winthrop Chapter of the Red Cross.
Born in New York City, she was the daughter of the late Phyllis (Rizzi) and Nicholas Chelli; loving mother of Ann-Perley Page and her husband, George, of Woodstock, Ill. and the cherished grandmother of Daniel James and Kelley Ann.
Her funeral was conducted from the Ernest P. Caggiano and Son Funeral Home of Winthrop, on February 9, followed by a funeral service in St. John’s Episcopal Church, Winthrop. Burial was in the Cross Street section of Winthrop Cemetery. To sign her online guestbook, go to www.caggianofuneralhome.com.
Harold Jacobs, 78
Retired Director of Maintenance at Tewksbury Hospital
Harold Jacobs of Chelsea died suddenly on February 9 at the Lahey Clinic. He was 78 years old.
Born in Winthrop, he was a Chelsea resident most of his life. He attended Chelsea schools and graduated from Chelsea High School, Class of 1949.
He was the director of maintenance services for Tewksbury Hospital prior to retirement. He also worked security part-time for the Boston Herald for many years. An avid Red sox fan and a member of the BoSox Club, among his many hobbies was watching wrestling. He was a member of the State Retirement Association.
He was the beloved husband of Harriet (Rubin) Jacobs; devoted father of Ellyn Goss, Sheri Quint and her husband, Michael, and Marci Demelis and her husband, Ken; loving son of the late Wilfred (Pebbles) and Annette Jacobs and loving son- in-law of the late Harry and Frances Rubin; loving grandfather of Stacey, Geoffrey, Eric, David, and Bryan; and is also survived by two great grandchildren.
A Chapel service was held at the Torf Funeral Chapel, Chelsea. Burial was in Melrose. Memorial observance will continue at his late residence, today, Thursday, February 11, from 2 to 8 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to the Chelsea Jewish Nursing Home Foundation, 17 Lafayette Ave., Chelsea, MA 02150. For online guestbook, please visit www.torffuneralservice.com.
Leland Orson Bryant, 94
Driving Instructor, American Legion member
Leland Orson Bryant died at the VA Healthcare, Boston, on February 3. He was 94 years old.
He was formerly of Elsmere, NY and the former owner and driving instructor of the Empire Auto Driving School in Elsmere for 53 years. He was a US Army veteran of World War II and an active member of American Legion Post 1040 in Delmar, NY, an avid outdoorsman and an enthusiastic gardener.
He was the father of David A. Bryant of Winthrop, beloved grandfather of Lindsey Bryant and husband of the late Madalyn (Bellinger) Bryant.
Services were private. For his guest book, please visit www.casperfuneralservices.com.
Anne E. (McKenna) Wick of Allston died peacefully at her home on February 6, with her daughter by her side.
A US Army nurse veteran of World War II, she was the dear and devoted wife of the late William Wick; beloved mother of William Wick Jr. and his wife, Lonnie, of Winthrop, and Susan Wick Barrett and her husband, John, of Arkansas; dear grandmother of Hanaki Driscoll of Rhode Island and Hepzaba Veenstra and her husband, Nils, of Winthrop; great-grandmother of Seth, Kayla, and Soren; loving sister of Mary Taylor of Brighton, James and Philip McKenna of New Hampshire and the late Edward McKenna.
Funeral arrangements were by Kfoury Keefe Funeral Home of West Roxbury. A private burial will take place at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, please make contributions in her memory to the Shriners Hospital for Children, 51 Blossom St., Boston, MA 02114 or to the Hospice Lighthouse Foundation, 529 Main St., Suite 101, Boston, MA 02129.
Member of Mohawk Club
Daniel J. “Red” McArdle of East Boston died on February 2.
A former member of the Mohawk Club, he was the beloved son of the late John A. Sr. and Mary Ann (Nolan) McArdle; brother of John A. Jr. and his wife, Jacquelyn (Hagerty) McArdle of Florida; uncle of Shaun Patrick McArdle and the late companion of “Foster”. He is also survived by many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.
Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Magrath Funeral Home, East Boston. Donations to a charity of one’s choice in his memory would be appreciated.
Americo ‘Eddie’ Luongo
East Boston resident
Americo “Eddie” Luongo of East Boston died on February 6,
The beloved husband of 62 years of Jennie (DiPerri) Luongo, he was the devoted father of Beverly Rizzo of East Boston and Edward Luongo of Lynnfield and the dear brother of Jean Singleton of East Boston.
Funeral arrangements were by the Ruggiero-Mazzarella Memorial Home Orient Heights East Boston. Burial was in Puritan Lawn Memorial Park, Peabody. For more information or to send an online condolence, please visit www.ruggieromh.com.
John ‘Chuck’ Coppola, 73
Founder of Coppola Construction
John “Chuck” Coppola of Ipswich, formerly of Revere, died on February 4. He was 73 years old.
Mr. Coppola was a member of the U.S. Marine Corps, who finished his enlistment as a drill sergeant for officers at the Quantico, Va. Training Center. He founded Coppola Construction Co., was a real estate developer and restaurateur. Mr. Coppola was also one of the original founders of the Metropolitan Bank and Trust in Melrose.
He was the beloved husband of Ginger (Frongillo); devoted father of Joseph Coppola and his wife, Lisa, of Middleton, Lisa McGhee and her husband, Patrick, of Danvers and Leane DelGaizo and her husband, Johnathan, of Topsfield; proud “Papa” of five loving grandchildren: John and Joseph Coppola, Francesco and Josephine DelGaizo and Sean McGhee; loving son of the late John and Edith (Contilli) Coppola; and the dear brother of Anna Teixiera of Winthrop, Marie Hubbard of Peabody and the late Anthony Coppola. He is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.
Funeral arrangements were by the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, Revere. The Lown Cardiovascular Group, particularly Dr. Thomas Grayboys, Dr. Brian Bilchik and Helene Glaser RN, provided Mr. Coppola with exceptional care and guidance through the years. In honor of their work, the family asks that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to Lown Cardiovascular Research Foundation, 21 Longwood Avenue, Brookline, MA 02446, or www.lownfoundation.org.
Harriett Morriss, 83
New Hampshire resident
Harriett I. (Johnson) Morriss of North Hampton, NH, formerly of Everett, died on February 3. She was 83 years old.
The beloved wife of the late Richard H. “Dick” Morris, she was the mother of Kathleen A. Drew and her husband, Robert of Chandler, Ariz., Joanne M. Long and her husband, Richard, of Winthrop, Patricia A. Clements and her husband, John, of Gilbert, Ariz., the late Ricky and Billy Morris; sister of Dorothy Millen of Wolfeboro, NH, the late Kenneth and Florence Johnson. She is also survived by nine grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
Funeral arrangements were by the Remick & Gendron Funeral Home-Crematory, Hampton, NH. Burial was in Center Cemetery, North Hampton, NH.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Boys Town, P.O. Box 7000, Boys Town, NE 68010.
Pauline McKinnon, 98
Retired School Dietician
Pauline (Darrah) McKinnon died at her Winthrop home on February 3. She was 98 years old.
Mrs. McKinnon was a retired school dietician and a life member of the Winthrop Improvement and Historical Association.
Born on Swan Island in Richmond, Maine, daughter of the late Albert and Nellie (Lamb) Darrah, she was the beloved wife of the late Daniel J. McKinnon; sister of the late Kermit Darrah; dear aunt of Malcolm Darrah and his wife, Wendy, of Colorado; cousin of Calvin and his wife, Gale Brown, and their children, Lisa Stengle, Heidi Pelccar and Glenn Brown of Maine.
Funeral services were held at the Union Congregational Church in Winthrop with the Rev. Kage Layzer officiating. Burial will take place in Woodlawn Cemetery, Ayer, in the spring. Arrangements were entrusted to the O’Maley Funeral Home, Winthrop.
Contributions in her memory may be made to The Union Congregational Church or Hallmark Health Hospice, 100 Hospital Road, Malden, MA 02148.
Cynthia Cloherty of Winthrop, formerly of Essex, died on January 20.
She was the beloved wife of Joseph Cloherty of Winthrop; devoted mother of Tiffany Jones of Ft. Myers, Fla.; loving stepmother of Brian and Brendon of Billerica and Somerville; and the loving sister of Brad Carpenter and his wife, Jayne, of Gloucester, and Marshall and his wife, Jane, of Essex.
Funeral arrangements were by the JR Frasier Funeral Home, Winthrop. Expressions of sympathy in her memory may be donated to The Breast Cancer Fund, c/o The Mass General Hospital, Boston, MA 02114.
David Shankman, 76
Buyer for RH Macy’s of New York
David S. Shankman of Manchester-by-the-Sea, formerly New York, died on February 3 at the Beverly Hospital. He was 76 years old.
Born in Bronx, New York, he was a graduate of City College in Manhattan. He worked at RH Macy’s as a buyer in New York prior to retirement. An avid lover of sports, music, politics, but most of all his family, he was a member of the American with Disabilities Act (ADA) Committee in Manchester for many years. He moved to Cape Ann 20 years ago to fulfill his dream of living there.
He was the beloved husband of the Elinor Shankman; devoted father of Edward Shankman and his wife, Miriam, Nancy Maniskas and her husband, Kevin, and Carol Mendoza and her husband, Ernesto; and the loving grandfather of Nicholas, Gordon, Julian, and Ezra.
Funeral arrangements were by Torf Funeral Service of Chelsea. Donations in his memory may be made to a charity of one’s choice. For his online guestbook, please visit www.torffuneralservice.com.
Diana Alfama of Clearwater, Florida, died on December 6.
She is survived by her husband of 31 years, Paul, her mother, Dolly Palmer, and her brother, Leonard Palmer.
A Memorial Mass will be held Saturday, February 28, at 1 p.m. at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, 320 Winthrop St., Winthrop.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church, Building Fund, 1955 S. Belcher Road, Clearwater, FL 33764.