Obituaries 07-03-2014

Josephine Campana

N.E. Telephone Retiree of Florida, formerly of Winthrop

Josephine C. Campana of Punta Gorda, Florida passed away June 24. She was 92 years old.

Born on April 19, 1922 in East Boston, she moved to the Florida area 28 years ago from Winthrop. Mrs. Campana retired from New England Telephone Company and was a life time member of the Pioneers Club, a member of the San Antonio Women’s Guild, Deep Creek Elks, Port Charlotte Moose and a member of San Antonio Catholic Church in Port Charlotte.

She was the loving mother of Louise A. Campana of Punta Gorda, FL and Anthony Campana of East Boston and is also survived by her brother Nicholas (Elizabeth) DiMella and nephew, Dominic DiMella, all of Saugus.

Memorial services were held July 2 at San Antonio Catholic Church, 24445 Rampart Boulevard, Port Charlotte, FL. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. Jude Children Research Hospital, Attn. Tribute Department, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. Arrangements were made in Port Charlotte.

Sally Massa

Lahey Clinic Bookkeeper

Sally A. Massa of Locust Street, Winthrop passed away at the Melrose Wakefield Hospital on June 30 after a sudden illness. She was 75 years old. Born in Winthrop, the beloved daughter of the late Marie (LaChance) and Joseph Oliver, she was a life long Winthrop resident and was employed as a bookkeeper in the payroll department of the Lahey Clinic for the past 14 years. She was an avid bingo player and enjoyed playing cards as well.
The devoted wife of William R. Massa, she was the loving mother of Lisa Wilson and her husband, Jack of Winthrop, Dayna Howarth of Peabody, Tracey Guarino and her husband, Joe of Melrose and Nikii Sigmon and her husband, Rob of Peabody; dear sister of Robert Oliver of Winthrop, Joseph Oliver of Danvers and Howard Oliver of Malden and cherished grandmother of Sarah, Olivia, John, Lauren, April, Gabriella, Joshua and Joseph.
Her funeral will the conducted from the Ernest P. Caggiano and Son-O’Maley Funeral Home, Winthrop today, Thursday, July 3 at 9 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. John the Evangelist Church at 10 a.m. Committal will be private.
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John Mulkerron

Retired Pharmacist of New Hampshire, formerly of Winthrop

John R. Mulkerron of New London, NH, devoted husband and father, died peacefully June 20 surrounded by his family. He was 74 years old.

Born in Boston and raised in Winthrop, he was the son of the late John and Elizabeth Mulkerron. John’s pursuit of higher education began at Massachusetts College of Pharmacy where he earned his BS in pharmacy and graduated with honors. He then went on to earn his Masters in Business Administration from Northeastern University. John was a life long advocate for success in higher education and a true representation of what opportunity such education can bring.

His career began at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration as an inspector and later opened several retail establishments throughout the Boston area including Prudential Center Pharmacy, Center Plaza and Park Plaza Pharmacy. In 1990, he moved to NH after being named the Director of Outpatient Pharmacy for the Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon. John facilitated and led the opening of a successful outpatient hospital based pharmacy and his model has been replicated in many hospital outpatient pharmacies. After his retirement in 2007, John continued to work in pharmacies throughout the Sunapee Region, acted as a consultant for Planned Parenthood, and taught Pharmacy Technician classes at Lebanon College.

John was able to find the time to volunteer as an active member of the Board of Health for both Lynnfield and Boxford, MA. In addition, he lovingly spent thirteen years building a stunning Friendship Sloop sailboat with his father in law which is still sailing on the Chesapeake Bay. He was an active member of the NH Pharmacists Association, American Pharmacist Association, NH Society of Health System Pharmacists, and the Healthcare Providers Service Organization. John also was an avid historian and expert on World War II.

Although John’s business endeavors and other efforts were quite successful, his most notable legacy is the family that he was so immensely dedicated to. The lessons he left each member of his family about respect, loyalty, tolerance, and unconditional love will live on forever.

He leaves his beloved wife of 49 years, Annmarie (Davidson) Mulkerron; daughters Maura Vallette of Estero, FL, Colleen Collins and her husband, Dr. Jeffrey Collins of Boxford, MA, Shelagh Brodeur and husband, Ronald Brodeur of Estero, FL, Bridget Mulkerron of New London, NH and sons Sean Mulkerron and his wife, Brooke of Concord, NH, and Bryan Mulkerron and his wife, Beth of Wauwatosa, WI, as well as grandchildren Cody, Dillon Noah, Shauna, Keanu, Shane, Annabelle, Nate, Lillian, Lucy, John, Molly, Tess, Sean, Emmet, and Charlotte; a sister, Mary Hagan, of Winthrop, a brother, Paul and his wife, Kathleen of Natick, MA, a brother and sister in law, Bonnie and Steven Colotti of Exeter, NH, and many adored nieces and nephews. John led his family with honor and righteousness and they will languish in his loss.

Funeral arrangements were by the Chadwick Funeral Home, 235 Main Street, New London, NH. Expressions of sympathy may be made in John’s name to the Jimmy Fund. To sign an online guestbook please visit

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