Obituaries 05-09-2013

Florence DiGiacomo

Of New Hampshire, formerly of East Boston

Florence M. (Salerno) DiGiacomo of Milton, NH, formerly of East Boston, died on May 5.

She was the beloved wife of Charles S. DiGiacomo of New Hampshire, loving mother of Michele Sullivan of Rochester, NH, Charles P. DiGiacomo of Winthrop,  John S. DiGiacomo and his wife, Diane of East Boston and Paula Cincotti of Revere; dear sister of Nicholas Salerno and his wife, Teresa of East Boston and the late Virginia Moulaison and Marie Mazziotta. She is also survived by nine loving grandchildren, one loving great granddaughter and by many nieces and nephews.

Her Funeral will be held from Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, 262 Beach St., Revere on Friday at 9 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Anthony’s Church, Revere at 10 a.m. Family and friends may visit today, Thursday, from 4 to 8 p.m. Committal will be private. At the family’s request, floral contributions are respectfully omitted. For directions and guest book:

Robert ‘Bob’ Pulson

Retired Mechanical Engineer

Robert M. “Bob” Pulson, a lifelong resident of Winthrop, passed away peacefully at home after a long illness with his wife by his side on May 2. He was 77 years old.

Robert was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force and the U.S. Coast Guard. He was a graduate of Winthrop High School class of 1954 and later graduated from Wentworth Institute, with a degree in engineering. Prior to retirement, he was employed with the Reese Corp. as a Mechanical Engineer. While serving in the U.S. Air Force and the U.S. Coast Guard, he adventurously played football with his shipmates on arctic ice and visited both the North and South Pole. He would say with smile that he walked “around the world” in fifteen minutes. Bob was a member of the Cottage Park Yacht Club, a sailing and boating enthusiast and owner of “The Minx” an Indian Class sail boat. He was also a regular on the Thursday night CPYC men’s bowling team and a member of the Winthrop Lodge of Elks #1078. Bob’s hobby and true passion was carpentry. Truly gifted with his hands there wasn’t anything he couldn’t build or fix; from canoes and kayaks, to home furnishings for his family. He was happiest in his barn, crafting masterpieces for his family, or setting out to sail on the Indian. His dry humor was most enjoyed by those closest to him.

Born and raised in Winthrop where he could always be close to the ocean, he was the son of the late Frank and Evelyn (Perkins) Pulson; the beloved husband of Nancy B. (Juggins) Pulson; beloved father and step-father of Bryan W. MacPhail of Jamaica Plain, Suzanne B. MacPhail of Plaistow, N.H. Warren S. MacPhail and his wife, Daniela and John “BJ” MacPhail and his wife, Lisa, all of Winthrop, Meredith J. Tattelman and her husband, Andy of Southborough, Cindy Smith and the late Robert M. Pulson Jr.; adored grandfather of Cormac and Fiona MacPhail, Luke, Jessica and Natalia MacPhail, and Joshua and Anna Tattelman; dear brother of Barbara Oliver and her husband, Victor of Sandwich.

Visiting hours will take place at the Maurice W. Kirby Funeral Home, 210 Winthrop St. ,Winthrop on Friday, May 10 between 4 and 6 p.m. and a Funeral Service will be held in the funeral home beginning at 6 p.m. Relatives and friends are invited. Donations in his name can be made to the Cottage Park Yacht Club c/o Youth Sailing Program 1 Baker Sq. Winthrop, MA. 02152. For guestbook and directions, please visit

Paul Doyle

US Postal Service Retiree

Paul C. Doyle of Winthrop died at home on May 2. He was 84 years old.

Born in Woburn, the beloved son of the late Grace A. (Marron) and Charles P. Doyle, he lived in Boston prior to moving to Winthrop 60 years ago. He was a US Army veteran of the Korean Conflict and before his retirement, he was a longtime employee of the U.S. Postal Service.

He was the former husband of the late Elizabeth (Armistead); devoted father of Paula Angelli and her husband, Matthew of Hudson, NH, Marc Doyle and his partner, Wendy Millar-Page of Winthrop; Lisa Doyle of Bedford, NH and Aimee Cohen and her husband, Doug of Winthrop; dear brother of Charles Doyle of Randolph, James Doyle of Boston, Larry Doyle of New Hampshire and the late Joseph Doyle, Edward Doyle and Grace Doyle; loving grandfather of Robert and Allison Angelli, Shawn, Sarah and Jackson Cohen.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Ernest P. Caggiano & Son- O’Maley Funeral Home, Winthrop. Burial was in Puritan Lawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in his name may be made to My Brother’s Table in Lynn, MA or the Winthrop Food Pantry. For online guest book, go to www.caggianofuneralhome

Sarah Ann Gaynor

Salem Resident

Sarah Ann Gaynor of Salem passed away on December 28 in the Kaplan family Hospice House in Danvers. She was 79 years old.

Born in Boston on September 10, 1933, she was the daughter of the late Alan and Leah (Diette) Gaynor. She enjoyed her friends and the activities at her group home in Salem.

She is survived by her siblings, James Gaynor and his wife, Mary of Texas, Richard Gaynor and his wife, Eleanor of Connecticut and Jean Mahoney and her husband, John of Florida and by many nieces and nephews.  She was predeceased by her sister Marie LePelley and brothers Robert and Paul Gaynor.

A Graveside Service will be celebrated at 11:30 a.m. on Friday, May 10 in Winthrop Cemetery, 100 Kennedy Dr., Winthrop. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Sarah’s name to Hospice of the North Shore, 75 Sylvan St, Danvers, MA. 01923.

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