Obituaries 05-15-2014

Deamonto ‘Thelma’ Georgopoulos

Continental Insurance Co. Retiree

Deamonto “Thelma” (Bakopoulos) Georgopoulos of Winthrop entered into rest on May 11 surrounded by her loving family. She was 91 years old.

Thelma enjoyed her early years growing up in West Lynn. Shortly after graduating from high school in 1940, with World War II about to start, Thelma began working at General Electric where, during the war, she made parts for submarines. She was a woman of her times. After the war, when her boyfriend Charlie came home, they got engaged and married in 1946 like so many others.

Soon, she and Charlie had three children. It was the fifties and Thelma was a fifties stay-at-home mom which lay the basis for a wonderful foundation for her children’s happiness. Then the sixties came and all her children were at least in junior high school, so Thelma went to work. She took a bus and a subway to Boston and joined the insurance business, working for Continental Insurance Company. She started at $55 a week and worked so diligently that she was soon promoted to supervisor where she stayed until she retired.

After retirement, Thelma and Charlie (Yiayia and Papou) doted on their grandchildren to everyone’s mutual delight. Thelma was a member of St. George Greek Orthodox Church in Lynn and the Ladies Philoptochos Society of St. George Greek Orthodox, a duly accredited philanthropic society of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America.

Thelma was the beloved wife of the late Charles with whom she shared 45 years of marriage. She was born in Lynn, the only daughter of the late Anthony and Georgia Bakopoulos. She was predeceased by her brothers, Louis and his wife, Virginia of Peabody, Dennis of Lynn, and John and his wife, Hope of Saugus. Dennis’ wife Stella resides in Andover. Thelma was also a sister-in-law to the late Priscilla and her husband, Charles Rozantes of Winthrop. Thelma leaves her sister-in-law, Pauline and husband, Charles Chiochios, who reside in California. She was the devoted mother to Pauline Maravelias and her husband, Peter of Wakefield, Peter Georgopoulos and his wife, Susan of Maryland, and Anthony George and his wife, Sylvia of Connecticut. She was the cherished grandmother of Andrew Sinclair, Charles Georgopoulos and his fiancée, Nina Apostolou, Christopher Georgopoulos and his wife, Angela, Paulette Georgopoulos, Steven George and his wife, Erin, Peter George, Diana George and her fiancé, David Walsh and Jennifer George. Thelma had many nieces and nephews who she enjoyed and they share many happy memories of her.

Visiting Hours will be today, Thursday, May 15 from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Maurice W. Kirby Funeral Home, 210 Winthrop St., Winthrop. Relatives and friends are kindly invited. Her funeral will be from the Maurice W. Kirby Funeral Home on Friday, May 16, at 8:45 a.m. A Funeral Service will be held at St. George Greek Orthodox Church, 54 South Common St., Lynn at 10 a.m. Burial will be at Pine Grove Cemetery, Lynn. If desired, contributions may be made to the Philoptochos Society of St. George Greek Orthodox Church, Lynn or The Alzheimer’s Association of MA/NH, 480 Pleasant St., Watertown, MA 02472. For guestbook and directions, please visit

Dorothy Louise Herdt

Retired Delta Airlines Accounting Clerk

Dorothy Louise (Wood) Herdt of Winthrop passed away at home on May 11. She was 92 years old.

Prior to her retirement, Dorothy worked as a clerk in the accounting department for Delta Airlines.

The beloved wife of the late Robert G. Herdt, she was born in Winthrop, the daughter of the late Clement and Frances L. (Anderson) Wood. She was the devoted mother of R. Peter Herdt and his wife, Janna of Idaho, Randall C. Herdt and his wife, Michelle of Winthrop and Paula F. Wrenn and her husband, Sy of Manchester, NH and the late Leslie A. Herdt; adored grandmother of 10 and great grandmother of 10.

Visiting hours will be held in the Maurice W. Kirby Funeral Home, 210 Winthrop St., Winthrop today, Thursday, May 15 from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. A Funeral Service will follow in the funeral home at 11:30 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited. Interment will be in Winthrop Cemetery (Belle Isle Section). For guestbook, please

Richard ‘Dick’ Tyrell

Retired College Professor and Longtime Winthrop Library Trustee

Richard S. “Dick” Tyrell of Winthrop passed away at the Sawtelle Hospice House in Reading on May 10. He was 89 years old.

Richard was a U S Army veteran of World War II, a professor of English at Boston State College for 40 years where he served as the Chairman of the English Dept. and Worcester State College for 12 years where he was Professor Emeritus. He was a graduate of Boston College High School and Boston College. He was also a member of the Clover Club of Boston, the Winthrop Improvement and Historical Assn., a member of the Cottage Park Yacht Club where he enjoyed playing in the Men’s Bowling League and a Trustee of the Winthrop Public Library for many years.

The beloved husband of Genevieve A. (Doonan) Tyrell, he was born in Boston, the son of the late John A. and Marguerite (Lavery) Tyrell. He was the devoted father of Patrice T. Flack and her husband, Warren of San Jose, CA, Richard S. Tyrell Jr. and his wife, Susan of Winthrop, David C. Tyrell II of Wakefield and Jennifer T. Walter and her husband, Richard of Wakefield; adored grandfather of Nathan, Abigail and Emily Tyrell, Matthew Walter, and the late Geoffrey Walter and Daniel Thibodeau; dear brother of David C. Tyrell of Wakefield, Donald J. Tyrell of Tennessee, Jane M. Hartney of Peabody, Sr. David Mary Tyrell, of of Allegany, NY and the late John A. Tyrell. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Maurice W. Kirby Funeral Home, Winthrop. Interment was in Winthrop Cemetery (Belle Isle Section). Memorial donations can be made to The Scholarship Foundation of Wakefield-Geoffrey A. Walter Fund, P.O. Box 321, Wakefield, MA. 01880 or to the Make-A-Wish Foundation, in memory of Daniel Thibodeau, 1 Bulfinch PL, 2nd Floor, Boston, MA, 02114. For guestbook, visit

Peter Martino

Longtime Proprietor of Martino’s Meat Market in East Boston; Member of Winthrop Elks and Winthrop Sons of Italy

Peter J. Martino of Lewis Avenue, Winthrop passed away at the Chelsea Soldiers Home on May 10 after a prolonged illness. He was 89 years old.

Born in Boston, the beloved son of the late Eliseo and Alphonsina Martino, he enlisted in the US Army Air Force during World War II and served in Northern France, Central Europe, Rhineland and the Ardennes. He was honorably discharged as a T/SGT.

After his discharge, he went on to become the proprietor of Martino’s Meat Market in East Boston for many years. He was also a member of the Winthrop Lodge of Elks and the Winthrop Sons of Italy.

He was the devoted husband of the late Catherine A. (LaCascia) and the loving father of Carol Lunt and her husband, Paul of Winthrop, Janice Riley and her husband, Dave of Prescott, Arizona, Elaine Phaneuf and her husband, Paul of Pocasset, Peter J. Martino, Jr. and his wife, Kim of Winthrop, Robert Martino and his wife, Louise of Winthrop and Mary Gillis and her husband, John of Winthrop; dear brother of Ferdinando Martino and the late William Martino, Concetta Bombaci, Mary Arena, Joan Cousimano and Gerald Martino.; loving brother in law of Rose Viola; cherished grandfather of Nicholas Martino, Jessica Martino, Justin Martino, Ariana Martino, Samantha Gillis, Sean Gillis, Eric Gillis, William Gillis, Danielle Ross and her husband, Seth, Christopher Prew and Robert D. Martino and great grandfather of Victoria Martino and Avery Ross.

Funeral arrangements were by the Ernest P. Caggiano and Son-O’Maley Funeral Home, Winthrop. A Funeral Mass was celebrated in St. John the Evangelist Church. Interment was in Winthrop Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Chelsea Soldier’s Home, Patients Activity Fund, 91 Crest Ave., Chelsea MA 02150. To sign the online guestbook go

Ann McCarthy

Of California, formerly of Winthrop

Ann M. McCarthy, April 15, 1920 – April 26, 2014, died at the Verdugo Vista Nursing home in La Crescenta, California where she had resided for 12 years following a series of strokes and a short and final battle with pneumonia.

She was born Ann M. Creedon on April 15, 1920 at 28 Irwin Street, Winthrop, the residence of her parents, Jeremiah and Nora Creedon. She graduated from Winthrop High School in 1938 and married John W. McCarthy at Saint John the Evangelist Church, Winthrop on June 1, 1946. They continued to reside in Winthrop until May of 1961 when she and John and their two sons, Paul and Edward, moved to La Crescenta, California.

Ann was employed at Lockheed Aircraft Corporation as a Production Change Analyst from 1962 to 1987. She worked on the development of both the L 1011 jetliner and the B-2 Stealth Bomber at Lockheed’s famed, top secret, Skunk Works facility in Burbank. She received numerous commendations from Lockheed for her achievements in productivity and cost reduction.

Ann returned to her beloved Winthrop for many summer vacations enjoyed with friends and family.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John and her son, Edward as well as her two brothers, James and John Creedon. She is survived by her son Paul and her grandson, Kellen McCarthy, who both reside in Los Angeles, as well as by seven nieces and nephews.

Burial will be in the family grave on Friday, May 23 at San Fernando Mission Cemetery, 11160 Stranwood Avenue, Mission Hills, California, 91345 with her late husband, John and her late son, Edward.

Charles Hersey

Of Revere, formerly of Winthrop

Charles J. Hersey of Revere, formerly of Winthrop, died on May 4.

Charles, who worked the concession stands at Boston Garden for many years, was the beloved partner of Susan Ann Gelormini; father of Samantha Hersey of Illinois; brother of Allan Hersey of Winthrop and CC Ring of New Hampshire and son of the late James W. and Irene (Hamilton. ) He is also survived by many loving extended family members and friends.

A Prayer Service celebrating Charles life was held in the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, Revere. For guest book please visit

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