Robert Arthur ‘Bobby’ McGarry
One of the longest surviving heart transplant patients
Robert Arthur (Bobby) McGarry passed away on September 6 at the home of his niece, Allison McNaughton. He was 79 years old.
Born in Waltham on May 8, 1936, he was raised in Winthrop. He served as a weather observer in the US Air Force where he received the Air Force Outstanding Unit Award in 1957 and was honorably discharged in December of 1962.
He had polio as a young boy and in October of 1987 Bobby was the recipient of a donor heart. One of the longest surviving heart transplant patients, Bobby was a lover of horses and horse racing and enjoyed time spent at the track.
Bobby is survived by his nieces, Cynthia Rausch, Allison McNaughton and Amber Weaver. He is also survived by his great nephews Sean and Timothy Rausch and Mark Robert McNaughton. He also leaves behind his beloved cat, Sandy, his former wife, Helen McGarry and many lifelong friends. He had great respect and admiration for Dr. Gilbert Mudge who performed his heart transplant and Dr. Elof Eriksson who treated him for many years. He was a friend of Bill W for over 30 years. He will be dearly missed by his family and friends.
Calling hours will be at E.P. Caggiano & Son – O’Maley Funeral Home in Winthrop today, Thursday, September l0 at 11 a.m. followed by a funeral service at noon. Burial with immediately follow the service. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be made to Dr. Elof Eriksson’s Wound Healing Research at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. Donations can be made online at bwhgiving.org – click the donate button and specify the designation to Dr. Elof Eriksson or checks can be made out to Brigham and Women’s Hospital and sent to: BWH Development Office, 116 Huntington Ave, 5th floor, Boston, MA 02116 to the attention of Susan Andrews. Please list Dr. Eriksson’s name in the memo line. For directions or to sign the online guestbook, go to www.caggianofuneralhome.com.
Lifelong East Boston resident
Mary (Lynds) Reidy, a lifelong resident of East Boston, passed away at home with courage and dignity surrounded by her loving family on Sunday afternoon, September 6.
She was the beloved wife of the late Joseph Reidy; devoted mother of Maureen DePasquale and her husband, Antonio of Winthrop, Sean Reidy of East Boston, Kelly Reidy of Woburn and Charlene and Franklin Reidy, both of East Boston; dear sister of Ella Shallow of Dorchester and Richard Lynds of East Boston. She was also pre-deceased by two brothers and two sisters. She was the cherished grandmother of Antonio DePasquale, Frank and Mary Savastano and Louis Rosa and is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.
Family and friends will honor Mary’s life by gathering on Friday, September 11 from 4 to 8 p.m. and again on Saturday morning at 8:45 before leaving in procession to Sacred Heart Church, East Boston for a Funeral Mass in celebration of her life at 10 a.m. Interment is private. For complimentary transportation to and from the funeral home, please call 617 569 0990. For more information, visit: www.ruggieromh.com
Known for her distinctive laugh,
enthusiasm for Broadway show tunes
and her kindness to many
Patricia A. (Kiley) Randall, a lifelong Winthrop resident, passed away peacefully after a brief illness at Mass General Hospital on September 6. She was 69 years old.
Pat, the daughter of Anna and Paul Kiley, was known for her distinctive laugh, her enthusiasm for Broadway show tunes and her kindness to many. Pat graduated from UMASS Boston, Fitton Central High (Class of ’64) and St. John’s School in Winthrop. She worked for many years with the elderly throughout the Boston area. She enjoyed a 49 year marriage to the love of her life Charles Randall (Charlie).
Pat is survived by her three children: Michelle Burrows, Julie Chachus and Jennifer Randall Crosby and her six grandchildren: Connor and Meagan Burrows, Zachary and Benjamin Chachus and Joshua and Jacob Crosby. She also leaves behind her twin brother, Paul Kiley and her sisters Ellen Raposa and Kathy Kiley along with her nieces and nephew.
Her funeral was conducted from the Ernest P. Caggiano and Son-O’Maley Funeral Home, Winthrop on September 9 followed by a Funeral Mass in St. John the Evangelist Church. Rev. Richard Uftring celebrated the mass and offered prayers at the interment in the Belle Isle section of Winthrop Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital www.stjude.org. To sign the online guestbook go to www.caggianofuneralhome.com.
Winthrop Arts Association President and Winthrop Youth Center Coordinator, former Caggiano Funeral Home secretary
Diane C. Hayes of Woodside Avenue, Winthrop passed away at home on September 1 surrounded by her loving family. She was 64 years old.
Born in Winthrop, the beloved daughter of the late June A. (Hunter) and Joseph Johnston, she was a life long resident of Winthrop and a 1969 graduate of Winthrop High School. She was employed for many years as an underwriter for an insurance company and also worked for several years as a secretary for the Caggiano Funeral Home. She was the President of the Winthrop Arts Association and the Coordinator for the Winthrop Youth Center.
She was the devoted wife of Thomas Hayes and the loving mother of Zachariah Hayes and his friend, Nathan Shields of Winthrop and Eric Mawhinney and his former wife, Shelia of Sturbridge; the dear sister of Barbara Tufts of Winthrop, Dorothy Graham of West Newfield, Maine, Anne Taylor of West Yarmouth and the late Jayne Johnston; the cherished grandmother of Donovan and the close friend of George Ford. She is also survived by many loving nieces, nephews and great nieces.
Funeral services were held in the Ernest P. Caggiano and Son-O’Maley Funeral Home, Winthrop on Saturday, September 5. To sign the online guestbook go to www.caggianofuneralhome.com.