Obituaries 07-09-2015

Elma Mahoney

Retired nurse’s assistant

Elma J. Mahoney of Read Street, Winthrop passed away at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston on July 7. She was 90 years old.

Born in Bladenboro, North Carolina, she was the beloved daughter of the late Bessie and Pink Hester. A resident of Winthrop and formerly of New York, she worked as a nurse’s assistant prior to her retirement.

She was the devoted wife of the late Joseph F. Mahoney, Sr. and the loving mother of Joseph F. Mahoney, Jr. and his wife, Sandy of New York, Carol Heyward and her husband, Tom of New York, Robert Mahoney and his wife, Camille of Winthrop and the late Terrance Mahoney; the cherished grandmother of Cathy, Joseph, Brian, Keith, Gregg, Michael J. Mahoney and Isabella C. Mahoney and is also survived by 11 great grandchildren.

Services are under the direction of the Ernest P. Caggiano and Son-O’Maley Funeral Home, Winthrop.
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John Guide, Sr.

Served more than 37 years in the Massachusetts National Guard

John R. Guide, Sr. of Morton Street, Winthrop passed away at the Lighthouse Nursing Care Center in Revere on June 30. He was 85 years old.

Born in East Boston, he was the beloved son of the late Antonetta (Buontempo) and Anton Guide. A longtime resident of Winthrop, he had more than 37 years of service in the Massachusetts Air National Guard. He was a Master Sergeant who worked as a petroleum distribution supervisor at Otis Air National Guard Base on Cape Cod where he dispatched trucks and personnel to service the base’s F-106 Delta Dart fighter-interceptor aircraft. He was a member of the 102nd Tactical Fighter Group and served overseas during the Berlin Crisis in Europe from 1960 to 1961. Mr. Guide has also worked for American Airlines in the Plant Maintenance Department at Logan Airport and before that he worked in the same capacity at the former Fullerton Chevrolet in Winthrop. He was also a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5712 in Revere.

He was the devoted husband of the late Ann C. (Wheeler) and the loving father of Julianne Hennebury of Quincy, Christine Alviti of Melrose, Maria Antonuccio of Melrose, Nanette Guide of Winthrop and the late John R. Guide, Jr.. He was the dear brother of Anthony R. Guide of Revere, Lillian Meadows of Natick and the late Thomas, Frank, Joseph and George Guide. He is also survived by six grandchildren and six great grandchildren.

His funeral was conducted from the Ernest P. Caggiano and Son-O’Maley Funeral Home, Winthrop on July 6 followed by a funeral mass in St. John the Evangelist Church. Fr. Peter Graziano celebrated the mass and offered prayers at the interment with military honors in the Belle Isle section of Winthrop Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made to the Michael J. Fox Foundation, PO Box 5014, Haggerstown MD 21741-5014 or go to sign the online guestbook go to

Yvonne Hunter

Lifelong East Boston resident

Yvonne M. Hunter of Marginal Street, East Boston passed away at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston on June 30. She was 59 years old.

Born in Boston, she was a lifetime resident of East Boston and the beloved daughter of the late Ida (Barney) and Joseph Hunter; the loving mother of Stacy N. Finn and Jennifer A. Casey, both of Winthrop; the sister of four surviving sisters, four late brothers and one late sister and the cherished grandmother of Briana, Christopher, Jr. and Emelia.

Family and friends are cordially invited to attend the visitation from the Ernest P. Caggiano and Son-O’Maley Funeral Home, 147 Winthrop St., Winthrop on Saturday, July 11 from 4 to 6 p.m. A memorial service will be held in the funeral home immediately following the visitation. Memorial donations may be made to the COPD Foundation, 3300 Ponce De Leon Blvd., Miami FL 33134 or to to For directions or to sign the online guestbook, go to

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