Eugene ‘Gene’ Martel
Active in Winthrop Political Affairs
Eugene J. “Gene” Martel passed peacefully on April 9 surrounded by his loved ones. He was 97 years old.
Gene was very active in Winthrop political affairs, a Town Meeting member and Chairman of the Republican Town Committee. He served as an administrator at the Winthrop Housing Authority from 1975 to 1987.
A gentle soul who brought grace and joy into the world. Our “Geno.” our sunshine. May you rest in the arms of your angels.
A longtime resident of his beloved Winthrop and Ft. Myers, Florida, he was born in 1915 in Minneapolis, MN and raised in Winthrop where he graduated high school in 1933. A longtime member of the Cottage Park Yacht Club, American Legion and a Navy Veteran of World War II, he was the son of the late Albert and Annie Martel; the 63-year devoted husband of the late Dorothy (Taylor) Martel; loving father of M. Elaine Ferrara and her husband, Joseph of So. Yarmouth and Sarasota, FL; cherished grandfather of Craig Eugene Ferrara and his wife, Victoria of Bridgewater, Ryan J. Ferrara and his wife, Maura of Arlington; precious great grandfather of Benjamin, Nicholas and Neil Ferrara; brother of the late Albert, Frederick, Lawrence, Ann, Marie, and Doris and nephew of the late and fabulous “Uncle Tony”. He is also survived by several beloved nieces and nephews.
A memorial visitation will be held in the Ernest P. Caggiano & Son – O’Maley Funeral Home, 147 Winthrop St. Winthrop on Saturday, June 8, commencing at 9 a.m. followed by a Memorial Funeral Mass in St. John the Evangelist Church, 320 Winthrop St., Winthrop at 11:30 a.m.. Relatives and friends are cordially invited to attend. Committal private.
Of Winthrop, Formerly of East Boston
Frances Candeliere of Main Street, Winthrop passed away at the Don Orione Nursing Home in East Boston on June 2 after a long illness. She was 88 years old.
Born in East Boston, she was the beloved daughter of the late Angela (Puopolo) and Joseph Flammia. A resident of East Boston for over 40 years, she has been a resident of Winthrop since 1969. For several years she was employed at Muffin Town Muffins in Winthrop. She was the devoted wife of the late Ettore C. Candeliere and the loving mother of Edward and Robert Candeliere, both of Winthrop; the cherished grandmother of Patrick Candeliere; the sister of Joseph Flammia of Florida, Helen Chiulli of Winthrop, Mary Kane of East Boston and the late Michael, Carmen, Anthony, Philip and Lawrence Flammia.
Family and friends are cordially invited to attend the visitation at the Ernest P. Caggiano & Son – O’Maley Funeral Home, 147 Winthrop St., Winthrop, today, Thursday, June 6 from 4 to 8 p.m. The funeral will be conducted from the funeral home on Friday, June 7 at 9 a.m. followed by a funeral mass in St. John the Evangelist Church, 320 Winthrop St., Winthrop at 10 a.m. Interment will follow the mass in the Belle Isle section of Winthrop Cemetery. To sign her online guest book go to: www.caggianofuneralhome.com.
Of Point Shirley, Winthrop
Jonlyn R. Walsh of Point Shirley, Winthrop, died peacefully on May 22.
Jonlyn was raised in Somerville, married John E. Walsh and later moved to North Reading where they raised their children, John and Shannon. After her husband died in 1987, Jonlyn worked hard as a sales representative and independent contractor in the beauty supply industry. She also developed land in New Hampshire. She worked hard as a single mother to put both of her children through college and her son through law school. She summered at her second home at Hampton Beach, NH, where she loved to entertain her family and friends.
After her children were grown, Jonlyn established a new life for herself when she moved to Point Shirley in 2000. There she met her best friend and partner, Tom, in 2007. She enjoyed sea glassing all over Point Shirley and spent hours on the beach, reading, walking and watching the surf. Jonlyn would often be seen sitting in her Adirondack chairs overlooking the bay or entertaining her friends at her so called “side walk cafe”. She loved to kayak, bicycle, and take long walks around Deer Island or to the Town Landing.
She loved Point Shirley and often told friends, who asked her to go away for a summer weekend that she didn’t leave “the Point” during the summer. However, occasional trips to Martha’s Vineyard were an exception. She loved to travel to the warm Caribbean Islands and Bermuda.
Jonlyn was the beloved wife of the late John E. Walsh, devoted mother of John E. Walsh, Jr. and his wife, Kristen, of Andover, and Shannon R. Walsh and her life partner, Shawn McCarthy, of North Reading; dear daughter of the late Rose C (Gorman) and John F. Mulloy; beloved life partner of Thomas J. Furlong of Winthrop, dear sister of Edward Mulloy of Hampton, NH, and the late Maura Selfridge of Salem, NH, loving grandmother of Alyssa Mae Walsh and cherished aunt of James Selfridge, George Selfridge III, Kerry Pixos, Julie Thirkell, Kelly Quinn and Michael Mulloy.
Friends and family will miss her dearly. Her funeral was held from the Ernest P. Caggiano & Son – O’Maley Funeral Home, 147 Winthrop St., Winthrop on Saturday May 25 followed by a Funeral Mass in the Holy Rosary Church, Point Shirley. Interment followed the Mass in the Puritan Lawn Cemetery, Peabody. For online book of condolences, go to www.caggianofuneralhome.com
Arthur Goodearl, Sr.
Retired Treasurer of Atlantic Monthly Magazine, active in Many Organizations, Former Chairman of Winthrop Board of Appeals and Past Winthrop Town Meeting Member
Arthur F. Goodearl, Sr. of Winthrop passed away at the Chelsea Jewish Nursing Home on May 22. He was 95 years old.
A US Navy veteran of World War II, he was a member of the Cottage Park Yacht Club, the Men’s Bowling League and the Knights of Columbus-Winthrop Council #162. He was the former Chairman of the Winthrop Board of Appeals, Past Town Meeting Member for Winthrop, a member of the Holy Name Society and was active at St. John the Evangelist Church. Prior to his retirement, he was the Treasurer for the Atlantic Monthly Magazine
He was the beloved husband of 65 years to the late Helen C. (Farrell) Goodearl; devoted father of Nancy J. Goodearl of Winthrop, Barbara G. Simione and her husband, Nick of Reading, and Arthur F. Goodearl, Jr. and his wife, Mary of Kent, CT.; adored grandfather of Stephanie, Stacy, and Nicholas Simione and Tom, Jenna, and David Goodearl; cherished great-grandfather of Catherine and Emma and dear brother of the late Alfred Goodearl, Doris Cayon and Beatrice Foynes. He is also survived by several nieces and nephews.
Funeral arrangements were by the Maurice W. Kirby Funeral Home, 210 Winthrop St., Winthrop. A Funeral Mass was held in St. John the Evangelist Church-Winthrop on Saturday, May 25. Interment was in Winthrop Cemetery. Memorial donations can be made to the Winthrop Senior Center, 35 Harvard St., Winthrop, MA, 02152. For guestbook, go to www.mauricekirbyfh.com.
John Thomas “Jack” Keating
Of California, formerly of Winthrop
John Thomas “Jack” Keating passed away in Williamsburg, VA, on February 15 due to complications associated with Parkinson’s’ disease. He was 72 years old.
Born June 5, 1940 in East Boston, Jack grew up in Winthrop where, at the age of 10, he met Donna Marden, who would eventually become his partner for life. Jack graduated from Winthrop High School in 1957 and enlisted in the U.S. Coast Guard. He served for 20 years, retiring in 1977 as the chief communications officer for the Eleventh District in Long Beach, California.
Staying in public service, Jack became the Director of the Public Safety Communications Department for the City of West Covina, California, a position he held for 24 years. During his tenure in West Covina, Jack became a national leader in the public safety communications field. He served as President of the California Public Safety Radio Association in 1991 and as President of the Association of Public Safety Communications Officials International in 1998-1999.
Throughout his career, Jack continued to pursue higher education, completing a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration at California Polytechnic State University, Pomona, in 1981 and a Master’s Degree in Public Administration at University of La Verne, California, in 1992. Jack and Donna were active members of St. Martha’s Episcopal Church, West Covina. He was a member of the West Covina Lions Club, where he served as Chapter President (1983-1984) and Zone Chairman (1984-1985).
He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Donna; his daughter, Kristen; his son, Terry; his daughter-in-law, Catriona; his granddaughter, Gillian; and his brothers, Tom, Ken, and Tim and their families.
A memorial service was held March 2 at St. Martin’s Episcopal Church in Williamsburg, VA. Jack’s ashes were buried in the old section of Winthrop Cemetery on May 31. Funeral arrangements have been made by Maurice Kirby Funeral Home 210 Winthrop St. Winthrop. For guestbook, please visit, www.mauricekirbyfh.com.
Longtime Winthrop School Cafeteria Worker
Blanche M. Genovese, a resident of Winthrop for over 70 years, passed away at the Don Orione Nursing Home in East Boston on June 4 after a long illness. She was 96 years old.
Born in Lynn, she was the beloved daughter of the late Mary (Titnanski) and Peter Brozowski and was employed as a cafeteria worker for the Winthrop Public Schools for many years.
She was the devoted wife of the late Philip Genovese and the loving mother of Robert Genovese and his wife, Sharon on Saugus and Mary Tarsi and her husband, Peter of Winthrop; the dear sister of the late Helen Calos and Henry Brozowski; the sister in law of William Genovese of West Dennis; the cherished grandmother of Peter Tarsi, Paula and Jamie Gifford, Philip and Rebecca Tarsi, Michael, Matthew and Bobby Genovese. She is also survived by six great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
Family and friends are cordially invited to attend the visitation on Friday, June 7 from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Ernest P. Caggiano & Son – O’Maley Funeral Home, 147 Winthrop St. Winthrop. The funeral will be conducted from the funeral home on Saturday, June 8, at 9 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. John the Evangelist Church, 320 Winthrop St., Winthrop at 10 a.m. Interment will follow the Mass in Winthrop Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made to the Don Orione Nursing Home 111 Orient Ave., East Boston MA 02128 or to the Season’s Hospice 275 Grove St., Newton MA 02466. For directions or to sign the online guestbook go to www.caggianofuneralhome.com or www.cremationsbycaggianofh.com.