Obituaries 01-15-2015

Arthur Veilleux

Retired Director of Production for Blue Cross Blue Shield

Arthur G. Veilleux of Putnam Street, Winthrop passed away at the Chestnut Woods Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in Saugus on January 12. He was 85 years old. Born in Lynn, the beloved son of the late Malvina (LeClerc) and Henry Veilleux, he was a graduate of Lynn English High School, enlisted in the US Army during the Korean War and was honorably discharged as a Sergeant. After his discharge he went on to work for Blue Cross Blue Shield, working as a Director of Production.

He was the dear brother of Violet Raymond of Lynn and the late Germaine Censabella, Henry Veilleux, Gerard Veilleux, Robert Veilleux, Roland Vellieux and Leo Veileux, the dear friend of the late Paul Ristino and is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.

Family and friends are cordially invited to attend the visitation in the Ernest P. Caggiano & Son Funeral Home, Winthrop today. Thursday, January 15 from 4 to 8 p.m. The funeral will be conducted from the funeral home on Friday, January 16 at 9 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. John the Evangelist Church, 320 Winthrop St., 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 the Massachusetts General Hospital Liver Transplant Unit, Development Office 100 Charles River Plaza, Suite 600 Boston, MA 02114. For directions or to sign the online guestbook go to


Laura May Williams

Retired waitress; She will be the brightest star in this galaxy

Laura May Williams entered into eternal rest at the Eastpointe Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Chelsea on Sunday, January 11. She was 96 years old. Born in Halifax, Nova Scotia the beloved daughter of the late Jessie (Hynes) and Joseph Martin, prior to her retirement, she was employed as a waitress for many years. Laura loved Country Music, especially Willie Nelson. She loved ceramics and was an avid lover of fashionable clothing, high heels, bright red lipstick and fingernails. She will be the Brightest Star in this Galaxy and will be sadly missed by her loving extended family and friends. She was the loving mother of Marion Trotman of Staten Island, New York, Al Williams and his partner of 30 years, Jack Falzarano of Winthrop, Kathleen Lloyd of Methuen, Rich Williams of Oviedo, FL and the late Ruth Greenstein. She is also survived by many loving grandchildren, great grandchildren and great great grandchildren. Laura was the matriarch of the Williams/Martin Family and took care of many of her nieces and nephews along with her own children and sisters and brothers. Laura was a very loving and compassionate woman and loved everybody and they loved her back unconditionally. Family and friends are cordially invited to attend the visitation from the Ernest P. Caggiano and Son-O’Malley Funeral Home, Winthrop, today, Thursday, January 15 from 9 to 11 a.m. A funeral service will be held in the funeral home at 11 a.m. today. Interment will follow the service in the Pine Grove Cemetery, Lynn. For directions or to sign the online guestbook go to


Eleanor Cronin

Of Winthrop 

Eleanor M. (Doucette) Cronin of Winthrop passed away at the Massachusetts General Hospital on January 10. She was 85 years old. Prior to her retirement, Eleanor worked for Murray Printing Co. as an opaquer. The beloved wife of the late William G. Cronin, she was born in Wakefield, the daughter of the late William and Frances (Muise) Doucette. She was the dear aunt of Jeannette Carroll of New Haven, CT, Joni Spray of California and the late Patricia Nempsey; great aunt of Daniel Carroll, William Jr, Frank and Michael Nempsey; life-long dear friend of Katherine “Kay” Meuse of Winthrop and Carol and Vincent Sorrentino of Winthrop and sister of the late Agnes Pierce, Ruth Muse, Frances Green, John “Edward,” Ernie and Alfred Doucette. Her Funeral will be held from the Maurice W. Kirby Funeral Home, 210 Winthrop St., Winthrop today Thursday at 8 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. John the Evangelist Church, Winthrop at 9 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited. Burial will take place in Winthrop Cemetery. For guestbook, please visit


Frances Wright

Of Winthrop formerly of East Boston

Frances R. Wright of Winthrop Street, Winthrop passed away at the Melrose Wakefield Hospital on January 11 after a brief illness. She was 83 years old. Born in East Boston, she was the beloved daughter of the late Mary G. (Ruggiero) and Anthony Gioiosa. She resided in East Boston before moving to Winthrop over 57 years ago. She was the devoted wife of the late Martin Wright and the loving mother of Stephen Wright and his wife, Daphne of Dalton, Georgia, Barbara Zappulla and her husband, Frank of Winthrop, Paul Wright and his wife, Debi of San Francisco, California and the late James Wright and his wife, Diane. She is also survived by six grandchildren and six great grandchildren.

 Her funeral was conducted from the Ernest P. Caggiano and Son-O’Maley Funeral Home, Winthrop on Wednesday, January 14 followed by a Funeral Mass in St. John the Evangelist Church. Interment followed the Mass was in the Belle Isle section of Winthrop Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the American Lung Association 55 W. Wacker Drive, Suite 1150, Chicago, IL 60601. To sign the online guestbook go to

Mary Jane Boucher

 Retired nurse; dedicated mother and grandmother

Mary Jane (Considine) Boucher, formerly of Revere, died on Sunday, January 11 at the Kaplan Family Hospice of Danvers following a long illness. She was 76 years old. Born in Cambridge, the family moved to Revere where Mary Jane was raised. She attended Immaculate Conception Grammar School and later graduated from St. Rose High School, Class of 1956. After graduation Mary Jane knew her calling and attended the School of Nursing at the Chelsea Soldiers Home. She completed her schooling and went on to work at the Revere Memorial Hospital for many years before joining the Mt. Pleasant, which later became Atlantic Care. She later switched to a different aspect of nursing, dealing with people who suffered from addiction. She worked at the Addiction Treatment Center of New England and loved helping people become well, until her health started to decline. Mary Jane married and raised her family of five while living in various places throughout their lives – living in Mission Viejo, CA for about 15 years before returning to the Boston area and settling in Swampscott. She loved being near the ocean. But above anything, she loved her children and grandchildren – that was where her heart was. She was the wife of the late Leo P. Boucher; the loving and devoted mother of John C. Boucher and his wife, Tanya of Winthrop, Daniel P. Boucher and his partner, Steve of Providence, RI, Michelle M. Valle and her husband, Joseph and Jennifer M. Boucher, all of Swampscott and Denise A. Boucher of Revere; the cherished grandmother of Joseph R. Valle, Lauren M. Valle, William J. Valle, Tayla J. Beatrice, Taryn L. Beatrice, Griffin A. Hunt, Zachary A. Boucher and Tyler L. Boucher; the beloved sister of Arthur J. Considine and his companion, Kim Pollock of Dallas, TX and John L. Considine and his companion, Paulette Flynn of Revere and Westport. She is also lovingly survived by several nieces and nephews. Family and friends are invited to attend visiting hours on Monday, January 19 from 5 to 8 p.m. in the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Route 107) Revere. Her funeral will be conducted from the funeral home on Tuesday, January 20 at 9:30 a.m., followed by a Funeral Mass in Immaculate Conception Church (corner of Beach St. & Winthrop Ave.) Revere at 10:30 a.m. Interment will be in Holy Cross Cemetery (Malden). In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to: Care Dimensions c/o Kaplan Family Hospice, 78 Liberty St. Danvers, MA 01923. For more information, visit:

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