Obituaries 06-12-2014

Eugene “Jeep” Eruzione

Retired Machinist and Also Worked at Santarpio’s in East Boston

Eugene “Jeep” Eruzione of Bowdoin Street, Winthrop passed away at the Chelsea Soldier’s Home on June 7 after a prolonged illness. He was 92 years old.

Born in Boston, the beloved son of the late Michael and Concetta Eruzione, he enlisted in the US Marine Corps during World War II. After his honorable discharge, he went on to become a machinist, working at the Watertown Arsenal as well as Deer Island. He also worked for many years at Santarpio’s in East Boston.

He was the devoted husband of the late Helen (Fucillo) and the loving father of Constance Crossman and her husband, Robert of Winthrop, Nancy Lane and her husband, James of Swampscott, Jean Eruzione, Michael Eruzione and his wife, Donna, Annette Mailhiot and her late husband, Hervey and Vincent Eruzione and his wife, Anne all of Winthrop; dear brother of Ann Jaworski and her husband, Jerry of Winthrop and the late Phyllis Manzo, Annette Fucillo, Mary Albano and Vincent Eruzione; brother in law of Anthony Fucillo of Winthrop. He is also survived by 15 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren.

His Funeral will be held from the Ernest P. Caggiano and Son-O’Maley Funeral Home, 147 Winthrop St., Winthrop today, Thursday, June 12 at 9 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. John the Evangelist Church, Winthrop at 10 a.m. Interment to follow the Mass will be in the Belle Isle section of Winthrop Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made to Winthrop Charities 28 Thornton St., Winthrop MA 02152.To sign the online guestbook go to

Jeanette Donovan

Telephone Retiree; Member of Winthrop Emblem Club, Catholic Women’s Club and Telephone Pioneers

Jeanette V. Donovan of Pleasant Street, Winthrop passed away at the Lighthouse Nursing Home in Revere on June 5 after a prolonged illness. She was 92 years old. Born in Boston, the beloved daughter of the late Josephine (Ryan) and David Kneeland, she was a lifetime resident of Winthrop and worked for many years as a telephone operator for New England Telephone. She was also a member of the Winthrop Emblem Club, the Telephone Pioneers and the Winthrop Catholic Women’s Club. During her years spent traveling with her husband in the military, she was very active in sports and recreation.

She was the devoted wife of the late Major William A. Donovan, US Army (Retired) and the beloved mother of William Donovan and his former wife, Mary of Winthrop, Richard Donovan and his wife, Nancy of Melrose, James M. Donovan of Winthrop, Donna Makosky and her husband, Jan of Winthrop and Deborah McCarthy and her husband, Kevin of Winthrop; dear sister of the late Margaret Conley, Alice VanDalinda, Mary Stepczyk, David, Joseph, William and Bernard Kneeland and sister in law of Louise Barnes of Lynn. She is also survived by eight grandchildren and nine great grandchildren.

Her funeral was conducted from the Ernest P. Caggiano and Son-O’Maley Funeral Home, Winthrop on Monday, June 9 followed by a Funeral Mass in St. John the Evangelist Church. Rev. Peter Graziano celebrated the Mass and offered prayers at the interment in the Belle Isle section of Winthrop Cemetery. For memorial donations or to sign the online guestbook, go to

Owen Flannery

Educator and US Postal Service Employee,

Owen J. Flannery of San Francisco, California, formerly of Winthrop, died unexpectedly at home in the embrace of his son, Thomas, and his nephew, Kristopher on April 20. He was 69 years old.

Mr. Flannery attended Winthrop Schools, graduated from Newman Preparatory School and went on to graduate from Boston College. He taught special education at Mission High School in San Francisco and later worked for the US Postal Service. His diverse interests included opera, theater and family events and he enjoyed running and physical fitness. He had a wonderful sense of humor and is remembered as a generous and kind person. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends.

He was the son of the late Postmaster of Winthrop, Raymond B. Flannery and Gertrude Flannery; the devoted husband of Constance (McMahon) and loving father of Owen and Thomas, all of San Francisco; the dear brother of Dr. Raymond Flannery and his wife, Georgina of Newton, and Elizabeth Hutoon and her husband, Larry of Winthrop and the cherished uncle of Lauren and Kristopher Hutoon of Winthrop.

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