Charles ‘Bud’ Dasey
Owner Air Cargo Transport at Logan Airport, combat veteran of World War II and founder of “D-Day in a Box”
Charles A. “Bud” Dasey, a resident of over 90 years in the Town of Winthrop, was born March 25, 1925 and passed away at home on September 28. He was 90 years old.
Bud was U.S. Navy veteran of the Amphibious Force inWorld War II and served on LST-344 and LST-1066. He was a combat veteran of the North African Campaign and participated in the three amphibious invasions of Sicily, Italy, and Omaha Beach at Normandy on D-Day, June 6, 1944.
He was a member of the V.F.W. Winthrop Post #460, American Legion-Winthrop Post #146 and the former director of the LST Assn.-North Section. Bud was a former high school golf coach at the Winthrop High School and a hockey coach of The Winthrop Vendors. He was a former golf club champion and four time runner-up at the Winthrop Golf Club. He was a Pioneer Worker in Air Freight and owner of Air Cargo Transport at Logan Airport. Bud was an avid skier and former member of the Otter Ski Club as well as the Over 80 Ski Club. Bud was the founder of “D-Day in a Box”, which he showed at many schools, restaurants and museums.
He was the beloved husband of the late Pauline M. (Wolf) Dasey. Born in Winthrop, he was the son of the late Alice A. (Dasey) MacDonald; devoted father of Robert Stephen Dasey of Nashua, NH and Catherine J. Giove and her husband, Paul of Everett; adored grandfather of Ashton Marie, Robert S. and Katlyn Rose Dasey, all of Concord, NH; dear brother of John MacDonald and his wife, Virginia of Winthrop and the late Margaret Oliver; brother-in-law of Robert “Bob” Oliver of Winthrop. Pauline was also loved by Terri Gionet, and her children Alexis and Morgan Gionet of Nashua, NH.
His Funeral will be held from the Maurice W. Kirby Funeral Home, 210 Winthrop St., Winthrop on Monday, October 5 at 9 a.m. Followed by a Funeral Mass in St. John the Evangelist Church, Winthrop at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited. Burial will follow in Winthrop Cemetery (Belle Isle Section). Visiting hours will be held in the funeral home on Sunday from 4 to 8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Francis Oumet Scholarship Fund, 300 Arnold Palmer Blvd. Norton, MA 02766 or to the Viking Pride Foundation PO Box 37, Winthrop, MA. 02152. For guestbook and directions, please visit www.mauricekirbyfh.com.
World War II veteran; always proud to be an American
Walter J. McGinness of Winthrop Street, Winthrop passed away on September 21. He was 95 years old.
A resident of Winthrop since 1964, he enlisted in the United States Coast Guard on September 28, 1939 and served until June 19, 1946. Before World War II started, Walter’s ship transported British troops to different countries to try to stop the Germans. While at sea he learned many of the British war songs, such as “Bless them All.” Because he enlisted while the United States was neutral, he received a Neutrality Medal for the work he did before the United States entered the war.
Once the United States was involved in the war, Walter was transferred to the U.S.S. Joseph T. Dickman. He was in the invasion of North Africa on November 8, 1940. During the invasion three German u-boats torpedoed and sank three of the American ally ships. Luckily, the U.S.S. Dickman was not hit and managed to get away without a scratch.
During his time at sea, Walter visited: Bermuda, Capetown, South Africa, Bombay, Casablanca, San Salvador, the Caribbean Islands, Puerto Rico, and the Mediterranean Sea. Walter was interviewed on the radio during the war about what he had experienced.
When the U.S.S. Dickman crossed the equator ,Walter and the rest of the crew received a certificate stating that they had crossed the equator. Walter also received the Medal of Neutrality, World War II Victory Medal, American Campaign, Asian-Pacific Campaign, European-African-Middle-Eastern Campaign, and American Defense Medals. Although World War II was more than 60 years ago, it was so much a part of his life. He was so proud to be an American and he always said, “The United States is the greatest country in the world.”
After his honorable discharge he worked for many years for the Boston Public school system and the United States Post Office. He was a member of the VFW Beachmont, the Revere Lodge of Elks and the Chelsea Moose Club.
He was the devoted husband of the late Catherine (Mortimer) and the loving father of JoAnn Marshall and her husband, Dennis of Sandwich, Walter and his wife, Lois of Andover, William McGinness of Winthrop and Edward McGinness and his husband, Dayne of San Diego; cherished grandfather of Ellen and Colleen Marshall of Sandwich and Meagan and Katie McGinness of Andover.
Born in Boston, he was the beloved son of the late Mary (Stanton) and William McGinness. He was preceded in death by his brothers, Albert, Frank, William, Edward and his sister. Marion.
His funeral was conducted from the Ernest P. Caggiano and Son-O’Maley Funeral Home, Winthrop on September 25 followed by a Funeral Mass in St. John the Evangelist Church. Rev. Charles Bourke celebrated the Mass and offered prayers at the interment in the Cross St. section of Winthrop Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the New England Center for Homeless Veterans, Advancement Office, 3rd Floor, 17 Court Street, Boston, MA 02108.
To sign the online guestbook go to www.caggianofuneralhome.com.
Italia ‘Italina’ D’Agostino
Ran dressmaking business D&M Sportswear
Italia, “Italina” (Ciarlone) D’Agostino passed away peacefully at her Winthrop home on September 16 after a long illness. She was 93 years old.
Italia grew up a child of the depression in the rural town of Roccasicura, Italy. She endured many hardships during World War II, when first the Germans and then Allies occupied her town. She married her beloved Mario just after the war ended and immigrated to the United States in the early 1950s both to seek a better life for her family and to obtain medical treatment for her son, Francesco who was ill with cancer. Following the tragic death of Francesco, Italia worked tirelessly as a loving mother and wife, as well as the proprietor with her husband of a dress making business, D&M Sportswear, which she founded with her dear friend Marion Marino, and continued to run for over 30 years.
She was comforted, supported and delighted in her later years by her cherished grandchildren who were truly her pride and joy. Not a day could go by without Italia talking to at least one of her beloved grandkids. To Italia, they were both her greatest achievement and her lasting legacy.
Italia lived for the last 35 years in Winthrop, and was fortunate enough to be surrounded by many loving friends who provided her with comfort and companionship, and to whom the family is extremely thankful. During her final weeks and months, while her health deteriorated, Italia’s well-being was supported by her family, and also by the extraordinary personal care assistants and health care providers from Intercity, CRW Elder Care and Care Dimensions. Their tireless efforts eased her pain during her final hardship and to them the family is eternally grateful.
She was the beloved wife of the late Mario Nicola D’Agostino with whom she shared 42 years of marriage. She was also predeceased in death by a son, Francesco. She is survived by her two loving sons: Anthony P. D’Agostino and his wife, Kathy of Winthrop, and Frank A. D’Agostino and his wife, Denise of Ipswich. She is also survived by her beloved grandchildren: Krista D’Agostino and her husband, John of Chicago, IL, Adrienne and Nicholas of Winthrop and Daniel, Gabrielle and Michael of Ipswich. She was predeceased by two brothers, Benigno and Fioravante Ciarlone of Italy, and is survived by her brother, Julio Ciarlone of East Boston. She is also survived by numerous loving nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.
Her funeral was conducted from the Ernest P. Caggiano and Son-O’Maley Funeral Home, Winthrop on Monday, September 21 followed by a Funeral Mass in St. John the Evangelist Church, Winthrop. Entombment followed the mass in the Holy Cross Chapel Mausoleum, Malden. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you please make a donation in her name to St. John’s the Evangelist Church 320 Winthrop St., Winthrop.To sign the online guestbook go to www.caggianofuneralhome.com.
James Acone, Sr.
Verizon electrical engineer; of North Redding, formerly of Winthrop
James M. Acone, Sr., of North Reading, formerly of Winthrop, passed away on September 26. He was 55 years old.
Mr. Acone was employed by Verizon where he worked as an electrical engineer.
Born in Boston, he was the cherished son of Helen D. (Essenheimer) Acone of Center Conway, NH and the late Ralph X. Acone; devoted father of James M. Acone and his wife, Erin of North Attleboro and Ryan P. Acone of Dorchester; dear brother of Ralph Acone of Middleboro, Michael Acone of Taylors, SC, Marty Acone of North Reading, Judy Acone of Center Conway, NH, Chrisann Acone Cardillo of Center Conway, NH, Tommy Acone of Provincetown, Scott Acone of Center Conway, NH, and the late Nancy Acone. He is also survived by many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Visiting hours will be held in the Maurice W. Kirby Funeral Home, 210 Winthrop St., Winthrop today, Thursday, October 1, from 4 to 7:30 p.m. A Memorial Service will take place tonight (the same evening) beginning at 7:30 p.m. Relatives and friends are invited. Donations in his memory can be made to the Jim Acone Memorial Fund c/o Align Credit Union P.O. Box 7008, Lowell, MA. 01852-9923. For guestbook and directions, please visitwww.mauricekirbyfh.com.
James ‘Jamie’ Stimpson
Logistics Manager for B. Stimpson and Son Movers Inc.
James M. “Jamie” Stimpson of Winthrop passed away suddenly on September 26. He was 49 years old.
Jamie was employed as the logistics manager for B. Stimpson and Son Movers Inc
He was the beloved husband of Michelle L. (McCarey) Stimpson; devoted father of Katelyn N., Shannon E., James D. “Jake”, and Jocelyn M. “JoJo” Stimpson, all of Winthrop; cherished son of Arthur J. and Elaine M. (Woods) Stimpson of Winthrop; dear brother of Daniel C. Stimpson of Winthrop; adored uncle of Erin L. and Maxwell A. Stimpson.
Visiting hours will be held in the Maurice W. Kirby Funeral Home, 210 Winthrop St., Winthrop on Friday, October 2 from 4 to 8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the Stimpson Children Fund c/o East Boston Savings Bank, 15 Bartlett Road, Winthrop, MA 02152. A Funeral Service will be held in the First Church of Winthrop-United Methodist, 217 Winthrop St., Winthrop on Saturday, October 3 at 11 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited. Burial will take place in Winthrop Cemetery (Belle Isle Section). In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the Stimpson Children Fund c/o East Boston Savings Bank, 15 Bartlett Road, Winthrop, MA 02152. For guestbook and directions, please visit, www.mauricekirbyfh.com.
Florence Nicolina Laidley
Kind to all, loving and caring mother, grandmother, and great grandmother
Florence Nicolina (Ciampa) Laidley of Winthrop passed away on September 28 at the age of 105.9 years at the Rosewood Nursing Home in Peabody surrounded by her loving and grateful family.
She was born on Christmas Day, 1909 to Nicholas and Elizabeth (LoConte) Ciampa and raised in East Boston. She was one of 10 children and spoke of her childhood as some of the happiest times of her life.
Flo was an active gardener, walked daily and an avid nutritionist. She practiced Roman Catholicism faithfully and raised her children to attend Parochial schools. She was kind to all and a loving and caring mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. She also enjoyed shopping (especially shoes) and her favorite store was Filene’s Basement, and her favorite charity was Salvation Army.
She was the wife of the late Frederick F. Laidley and lived in Winthrop until she was 103 and raised five children: Frederick N. (Chick) Laidley of Saugus, Carol A. O’Brien of Revere, Dr. Bettina D. Laidley of Vermont and Steven J. Laidley of Lynn and the late Robert J. Laidley. She was the grandmother of: John (Jack) O’Brien of Revere, Tiffany Andrus of Wilmington, Dr. Belinda A. Laidley-Collias, and Phoebe Laidley-Collias, and the late Roberta O’Brien Maggiano; seven great grandchildren: Dylan and Cody O’Brien, James Maggiano and Michael O’Brien and Benjamin, Nathan, and EmmaCamille Andrus. She was the sister of Lillian Moore of Saugus as well as the late Angelina Fiorillo, Evelyn DeRosa, Joseph Ciampa, Phyllis Calsimitto, Elizabeth DeOrio, Amelia Rose (Babe) Stolos, and Dr. Arthur Ciampa.
Her Funeral will be held from the Maurice W. Kirby Funeral Home, 210 Winthrop St., Winthrop on Tuesday, October 6 at 9 a.m. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated in St. John the Evangelist Church-Winthrop at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited. Burial will follow in Winthrop Cemetery. Visiting hours will be held in the funeral home on Monday, October 5 from 4 to 8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations in her name can be made to the the Salvation Army Massachusetts Divisional Headquarters, 25 Shawmut Road, Canton, MA 02021. For guestbook, please visit www.mauricekirby.com.
Peter H. Haselton
1950 – 2015
Active in East Boston area real estate development for many years
Peter Henry Haselton of Winthrop, formerly of East Boston and residing in Miami Beach, Florida passed suddenly on August 1 in Santa Domingo, Dominican Republic.
For many years Peter was active in Real Estate development in the East Boston area. He took great pleasure in rehabilitating homes, especially in the Eagle Hill and Jefferies Point areas. Peter was self taught in all aspects of building construction. It gave him great pleasure to know he was able to provide families with a safe and decent place to live. He spent many years in the Dominican Republic and considered it his second home.
Peter was pre-deceased by his mother, Kathleen L. Haselton. He is survived by his father, Robert H. Haselton Sr. of East Boston, his brother, Robert H. Haselton, Jr. of Maine and Florida, his brother ,Jon P. Haselton of New Hampshire and Florida, his brother, Richard A. Haselton and his wife, Jennifer of Maine, his nephew, Robert Tucker and niece, Victoria Lynn. Peter will be remembered for his generosity and love of Latin Culture.
Peter’s Godchild, Morales Mejia and her mother, Consuelo Rameriz were with him when he passed. The family wishes to thank Paul Andrade for accompanying Peter from Santa Domingo to his family in the United States. At the family’s request services will be private.