Teacher, volunteer and advocate for the blind
Gloria M. Evans of Wave Way Avenue, Winthrop died at the Weymouth Healthcare Center on June 27 after a long illness. She was 74 years old.
Born in Augusta, Maine, the daughter of the late Geneva (Noy) and Gordon M. Olson, she has been a Winthrop resident since 1956. She was a transcriber for the blind as well as a teacher for many years. She was a member of the Perkin’s School for the Blind Alumni Association for more than 50 years and served two years as its president. She was also a member of the National Federation of the Blind and the Massachusetts Association for the Blind. In 2007, she received the Mildred Hilliard Memorial Award for her volunteer efforts with the blind.
She was the beloved wife of Albert A. Evans Jr. and the loving mother of Mark D. Evans of Middleton, Sharon Slapik of West Bridgwater and Viki L. Evans of Winthrop. She was also the cherished grandmother of Mark D. Jr. and Taylor R.
Funeral services will be conducted from the Ernest P. Caggiano and Son-O’Maley Funeral Home, 147 Winthrop St., Winthrop on Friday, July 1 at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends are cordially invited to attend the visitation today, Thursday, June 30 from 4 to 8 p.m. Burial will be in the Belle Isle section of Winthrop Cemetery. For directions, memorial donations or to sign the online guestbook go to: www.caggianofuneralhome.com.
Patricia Ellen Taylor
Patricia Ellen Taylor of Winthrop, formerly of East Boston and Dorchester, died on June 20.
She was the loving daughter of the late Mary Taylor; dear sister of Marianne “Mickey” Feeley of Brockton and Charlene Taylor of Hingham; cherished aunt and Godmother of Amanda Stead of Abington; adored great aunt of Cody Jones of Abington; beloved niece of Anthony “Nino” Midi of Allston and is also survived by her many cousins and friends.
“Pattie” will always be remembered for her kindness, generosity and sense of humor. She loved all animals especially her three cats; Luca, Marco and Domenic. Her family would like to thank the staff at BMC for all their kindness and care over the past three years, particularly her nurse, Sandy.
A private celebration of her life will be held at a later date. Because of her love for animals, in honoring her, memorial donations may be made to North Shore Animal Clinic, 1 Neptune Blvd., Lynn, MA 01902. For more information or to send her family an online condolence, visit: www.ruggieromh.com. Arrangements are under the personal care of the Ruggiero Mazzarella Memorial Home East Boston (617-569-0990).
Linda A. (Wlodyka) Kowalewski of Winthrop died on June 22.
She was the beloved wife of 30 years to Tommy Kowalewski; loving daughter of the late Henry J. and Genevieve (Kolanik) Wlodyka; dear sister of Thomas Wlodyka and his wife “Dolly” of Scituate, dear sister in law of Edward Kowalewski and his wife, Frances, of Milford; cherished aunt of Amy McLaughlin and her husband, Joseph, of Rockland, Leslie Delisle and her husband, Josh, of Boston, Ross Wlodyka of Scituate and Christine O’Shea of Grafton; adored niece of Adelle Zebrowski and Janet Wlodyka of Revere. She is also survived by her feline companion “Maxine.”
Funeral arrangements were by the Frank A. Welsh & Sons Funeral Home, Chelsea. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. To send expressions of sympathy, please visit www.WelshFuneralHome.com.
Of Cambridge, formerly of Winthrop
Marvin Taub of Cambridge, formerly of Winthrop, died on June 28. He was 96 years old.
He was the beloved husband of the late Miriam (Garber) Taub; devoted father of Jane L. Taub and Alan Taub and his wife, Paula, and the late Lisa Anne Taub; loving son of the late Max and Esther (Singer) Taub.
Graveside services will be held at Sharon Memorial Park, 120 Canton St., Sharon today, June 30, at 12:45 p.m. Memorial donations may be made to the Jimmy Fund/Dana Farber Cancer Institute, 44 Binney St., Boston, MA 02115. For online guestbook and directions please visit the funeral home website: Torffuneralservice.com.
Of Winthrop, formerly of Chelsea
Ruth E. Griffin of Winthrop, formerly of Chelsea, died on June 24.
She was the loving daughter of the late Carlton and Claire (Stoddard) Crapo; beloved companion of Anthony Marotta of Winthrop; dear sister of Paula DeAngelico of East Boston, Douglas A. Crapo of Winthrop, Jane E. Crapo of East Boston and the late Carlton A. Jr and Russell E. Crapo. She is also survived by many adored nieces and nephews.
A Memorial Celebration of her life will be held in Grace Church, 760 Saratoga St (at Byron Street) East Boston on Sunday, July 3 at 12 noon. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited. In accordance with her wishes, visiting hours are respectfully omitted. In honoring her, memorials may be made to No. Shore & Greater Boston Hospice, 75 Sylvan St, Danvers. Arrangements are under the personal care of Ruggiero Mazzarella Memorial Home, East Boston 617 569 0990. For more information or to send her family an online condolence www.ruggieromh.com.
Past member of Painters Union Local 35
William D. “Billy” Celona of East Boston died suddenly on June 25. He was 32 years old.
A past member of the Painters Union Local 35, he was the loving son of Karen Cummings of East Boston and the late William Celona; devoted brother of Marie Celona and her fiancé, William Newhook, both of Salem and Caron Celona of East Boston; cherished uncle of Alanna Newhook; adored grandson of Marion Cummings of East Boston, Cameron Cummings of Florida, Rose Celona of East Boston and the late Frank Celona; former husband of Kristen Zampanti of Winthrop and is also survived by many loving aunts, uncles and cousins.
His Funeral will be held from the Ruggiero Mazzarella Memorial Home, 971 Saratoga St., East Boston today, Thursday, June 30 at 9 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in celebration of his life in Sacred Heart Church, Brooks Street, East Boston at 10 a.m. Services will continue in the chapel of Woodlawn Cemetery. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited. For more information or to send the family an online condolence www.ruggieromh.com.
Longtime member and officer of Winthrop Golf Club
Martin Cort, a lifelong resident of Winthrop, died at the Golden Living Center, Melrose after a long illness on June 27. He was 89 years old.
Born in Boston, the son of the late Florence (Annapolsky) and John Cort, he was a 1939 graduate of Winthrop High School and attended the Television Institute of Boston and the University of Illinois at Champagne.
He served in the U.S. Army from 1942 to 1946 during World War II and was a Forward Observer for heavy mortar artillery. He was awarded the Bronze Star. After the service he worked as an electronic mechanic at the Boston Naval Shipyard and as a sales representative for various companies. He was an avid golfer and a longtime member and officer of the Winthrop Golf Club.
Graveside services were conducted at Sharon Memorial Park with arrangements by the Caggiano-O’Maley Funeral Home. To sign his online guest book, go to www.caggianofunerahome.com.
M. Mark Johnson
Master Carpenter and Cottage Park Yacht Club member
M. Mark Johnson, a life long Winthrop resident, died on June 26 after a brief illness. He was 71 years old.
Born in Winthrop, the son of the late Helen (Jacobs) and Melvin Johnson, he was a graduate of the Voke Vocational School and was employed as a master carpenter at the Boston Naval Shipyard working for the Dept. of the Interior and the Eastman Gelatin Kodak. He was a member of the Cottage Park Yacht Club and served in the US Marines during the Vietnam Era.
He was the beloved husband of Marilyn C. (Martell); devoted father of Sandra A. and Peter Moll of Hanover and Eric and Eileen Johnson of Winthrop; dear brother of Hope Smith of New Hampshire and loving grandfather of Catherine, Jillian and Mark.
His Funeral will be held from the Ernest P. Caggiano & Son – O’Maley Funeral Home, 147 Winthrop St., Winthrop today, Thursday, at 9 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. John the Evangelist Church at 10 a.m. Relatives are cordially invited. Burial will be private. For online guest book go to: www.caggianofuneralhome.com.
Of Louisiana, formerly of Winthrop
Helen (Oakes) Bullock of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, a native and former long time Winthrop resident, died on June 23 after a short illness.
She was the beloved daughter of James Oakes Sr. and Anne A (Dooley) Oakes. She is survived by her sister Kathleen (Oakes) Masterson; five children, Patti Farnsworth, Paula Stephens, Steven and Eric Bullock and Robin Bullock and two beloved grandchildren, Shane Farnsworth and Jordan Stephens.
Services will be held in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
East Boston resident
Jose “Gus” Cortez of East Boston died on June 23.
Funeral arrangements were by the Ruggiero Mazzarella Memorial Home, (Orient Heights) East Boston.
East Boston resident
Albert Raimondi of East Boston died on June 23.
The beloved son of the late Mary (Graziano) and Peter Raimondi Sr., he was the brother of Peter Jr. of Winthrop, John of Marshfield, Richard of Jamaica Plain, Vincent of Maryland, Ann Crowley of Nevada, Margaret Giambrone of Revere and the late Virginia Devlin, Rose Serra, Joseph and Murray Raimondi. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews.
Funeral arrangements were by the Magrath Funeral Home, East Boston. Burial was in Holy Cross Cemetery. MagrathFuneralHome.com.