Registered Industrial and Teaching Nurse, Volunteer, Active in Many Organizations
Mary E. (Estright) DeMinico of Winthrop passed away at the Atria Maplewood Place in Malden on April 14. She was 90 years old.
Mary was a member of Winthrop Catholic Woman’s Club, the Winthrop Improvement and Historical Assn; a Former Member of the MA State Silver Haired Legislature; a volunteer for Winthrop Red Cross, and a member of Altoona, PA, ’42 HS Alumni Assn. as well as a former Board Director of the Winthrop Council on Aging. For over a decade, before retirement, Mary worked for the Gillette Safety Razor Co. as an Industrial Nurse. Prior to that, for over 25 years, she was a Teaching R.N. at the former Winthrop Community Hospital.
The beloved wife of the late Charles A. DeMinico, a former Winthrop Police Officer, she was born in Altoona, PA, the daughter of the late William H. and Clara Belle (Jones) Estright; mother of Janice M. Jones of Hudson, MA; grandmother of Eva Perry of Atkinson, NH and Lara Militello of Stow, MA. and is also survived by six great grandchildren. She was the sister of the late Olive and Anita and sister-in-law of the late Alma and Walter Murray. Mary was the beloved “Auntie” of Barbara A. Survilas and her husband, Edward of Winthrop and their children and grandchildren and also leaves many grandnieces, grandnephews, great-grandnieces and great-grandnephews.
Her Funeral will be held from the Maurice W. Kirby Funeral Home Winthrop on Tuesday, April 22 at 10:30 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. John the Evangelist Church, 320 Winthrop St., Winthrop at 11:30 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited. Interment will be in Winthrop Cemetery. Visiting hours will be held at the funeral home on Monday, April 21, only, from 4 to 8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Holy Rosary Church Street Ministry, 993 Shirley St. Winthrop, MA 02152. For guestbook and direction, please visitwww.mauricekirbyfh.com.
Charles ‘Scotty’ Scott
American Airlines Retiree, Former Winthrop Assistant Scout Leader and Nature Lover
Charles W. “Scotty” Scott of Winthrop died on April 12 after a brief illness. He was 95 years old.
Born in New Hampshire, the son of Charles B. Scott and Ella Watson Scott, he was predeceased by his brother Lorton. His sister, Juanita Eymann, currently resides in Oregon.
A graduate of Hanover, New Hampshire High School and the Clark Preparatory School, he was drafted in 1941 to serve in the US Army in World War II. During the war, he bravely served for five years participating in five invasions in the European Theater. Following the war, he married the love of his life, Adele Marino, with whom he shared 65 years of marriage. They were the loving parents of Charles B. Scott of Winthrop, Joanne Scott and her husband, Edward Moriarty of Salem and grandparents of Benjamin Scott of Winthrop and Marina Moriarty and her husband, Andrew Sousa, Estella Moriarty and Evan Moriarty, all of Salem. Scotty cared deeply for special family friend Janice Pistorino and for his personal care assistant, Sonya.
Scotty and Adele shared years of happy celebrations with their family that extended to Adele’s brothers’ and sisters’ families too. His devotion to family was often expressed in the many renovation projects he completed in his home, all to Adele’s amazement! Although home-bodies, Scotty’s employment for 33 years at American Airlines allowed him and Adele to travel the world making many friends on their trips. Scotty and Adele’s front door was always open to family, friends and neighbors who would come often to enjoy a cup of coffee and good conversation with them.
Scotty had an abiding appreciation for nature. He lovingly cared for many cats and dogs over his lifetime and enjoyed feeding and observing birds and other wildlife in his yard. As an assistant Boy Scout troop leader, he passed this gratitude toward nature on to many Scouts in Winthrop.
His Funeral was conducted from the Ernest P. Caggiano and Son-O’Maley Funeral Home, Winthrop on Wednesday, April 16 followed by a Funeral Mass in St. John the Evangelist Church. The Rev. Charles Bourke celebrated the Mass and offered prayers at the interment, along with military honors, in the Belle Isle section of Winthrop Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the St. Vincent de Paul Society c/o St. John the Evangelist Church, 320 Winthrop St., Winthrop MA 02152. To sign the online guestbook go to www.caggianofuneralhome.com
Anthony F. Calabro of Winthrop passed away suddenly while on vacation in New Orleans, LA on April 7. He was 71 years old.
Born in Boston, he was the beloved son of the late Placido U. Calabro and Grace (Belle) Pandola; dear brother of Joseph Pandola of Pennsauken, NJ and is also survived by his many friends at the North Suffolk Mental Health Assn.
Funeral arrangements were by the Maurice W. Kirby Funeral Home, Winthrop. A Graveside Service was held at the Winthrop Cemetery (Belle Isle Section) on April 16. For guestbook, please visit www.mauricekirbyfh.com.
Jennie Ann Bering
Jennie Ann Bering of Lynn, formerly of Winthrop, passed away on April 1 after a prolonged illness. She was 77 years old. Born in Winthrop, the beloved daughter of the late Ann Marie (Donovan) and Henry H. Bering, she was a graduate of Chelsea Memorial Hospital Nursing School and went on to work at the Massachusetts General Hospital for more than 31 years. She served as a Lt. Commander in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War, stationed at a hospital in California. She also extensively traveled throughout the world.
She was the dear sister of Donna Bering and her husband, Joseph Mooney of Wakefield and Pat White and her husband, Edward of Needham.
A private graveside service was held at the Cross St. section of Winthrop Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to Best Friends Animal Society, 5001 Angel Canyon Road, Kanab, Utah 84741 or go to bestfriends.org. To sign the online guestbook go to www.caggianofuneralhome.com
Lisa Ann Roller
Of Manchester, formerly of Winthrop; Hair-stylist/barber and Zealous Jehovah’s Witness
Lisa Ann Roller, 51, of Manchester and Winthrop died April 9 from complications ofbreast cancer. She was 51 years old.
Born to Jeanne and Daniel Gjika, June 30, 1962, in Manchester, Lisa lived most of her life in Winthrop and was well known as a zealous Jehovah’s Witness and hair-stylist/barber with a very devoted clientele. She continued on in her Christian ministry in Manchester before her death. She also worked at TSA in Logan Airport for a number of years
She married Thomas Steven Roller in 1989, and they lived together in Winthrop for 24 years where they raised two sons, Tommy and Timothy, before moving to Manchester in late 2013 to be near family for her health problems.
Lisa was a happy mom and homemaker, and was well-known as a chef to her friends and family and those who were in need.
She is survived by two children: Tommy and Timothy Roller; her husband, Tom; three sisters: Debbie, Cindy and Leila, her father, Daniel Gjika and one brother, Robert Gjika of San Diego, Calif.
A memorial talk was given at Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, Goffstown, NH, on April 12. Burial will be private.
Dorothy A. Jagello of Hawthorne Avenue, Winthrop passed away unexpectedly at the Massachusetts General Hospital on April 15, . She was 80 years old.
Born in Boston, the beloved daughter of the late Mary C. (Holerick) and James P. Jagello, she was a resident of Winthrop for over 43 years and was employed as a supervisor in the accounts payable department for Gillette for many years.
She was the dear sister of Ann Marie MacMullen of Winthrop and the late Sr. Marion Jagello and Jeanne Varney. She is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.
Family and friends are cordially invited to attend the visitation from the Ernest P. Caggiano and Son-O’Maley Funeral Home, Winthrop on Monday, April 21 from 4 to 8 p.m. The funeral will be conducted from the funeral home on Tuesday, April 22 at 9 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. John the Evangelist Church, Winthrop at 10 a.m. Interment will follow the Mass in St. Michael’s Cemetery in Boston.
For directions or to sign the online guestbook go to www.caggianofuneralhome.com.
Seamstress/Tailor; ILGWU Member
Ida E (Vetere) Calla of Winthrop, formerly of Revere,
died on April 15 at the Massachusetts General Hospital. She was 94 years old.
Ida worked many years as a seamstress/tailor for a women’s clothing company and was a member of the ILGWU.
Born in Revere, the daughter of the late Michael and Vittoria (Napolitano) Vetere, she was the beloved wife of the late Orlando J.; devoted mother of Louis and his wife, Linda of Winthrop and Victoria Longo and her husband, Edward of Wakefield; dear sister of Nella Galardi of S. Carolina, Florence Fournier of Peabody, Marie Jackson of Salem and the late Assunta Ventola, Jack Vetere, Anthony Vetere, Salvatore Vetere, Anne Cowhig, Josephine Mirabella and Robert Vetere and is also survived by six loving grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren, one great great grandchild and by many nieces and nephews. Her Funeral will be held from the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, 128 Revere St., Revere on Tuesday, April 22 at 9 a.m. Followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Anthony’s Church at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends are kindly invited. Visiting hours will be Monday from 4 to 8 p.m. Interment will be in Holy Cross Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the St. Judes Children’s Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis TN 38105. For guestbook please visit www.Buonfiglio.com