Obituaries 05-05-2016

Albert Baldinell

Past Exalted Ruler of Winthrop Elks and Winthrop Deputy Harbormaster for 33 years

Albert C. Baldinell of Winthrop passed away peacefully surrounded by the love of his family on April 30. He was in his 95th year.

Albert was a U.S. Navy veteran serving during World War II aboard the U.S.S. Franklin. He was member of the Belle Isle Fishing Club, a Life Member and Past Exalted Ruler of the Winthrop Lodge of Elks #1078 and Deputy Harbormaster for the Town of Winthrop for 33 years. Prior to his retirement, Al was employed at Bethlehem Steel and Shipyard in East Boston in a manager position.

The beloved husband of 67 years of the late Alice H. Baldinell, he is survived by his four children: Marie A. O’Brien of Winthrop, Barbara B. Marcus and her husband, Martin of Marblehead and Chatham, Judith DiVito and her husband, James of Naples FL, and Albert C. Baldinell, Jr. of Winthrop; four grandchildren, Ellen O’ Brien of NewYork, Laurie Streeter of Winthrop, James DiVito of Los Angeles and Matthew DiVito of Boston and two great grandchildren, Gabrielle and Kenneth Streeter II of Winthrop and by many nieces and nephews. He was also predeceased by three brothers and three sisters.

At the family’s request, funeral and burial services were private. Funeral arrangements were by the Maurice W. Kirby Funeral Home, 210 Winthrop St., Winthrop. For guestbook, go to

Judith West

Of Lynn, formerly of Winthrop

Judith L. Bell West of Lynn formerly of Tampa, Florida and Winthrop, passed away on April 25 at the age of 73.

Born in Canton Ohio, the daughter of the late Judson and Edith (Moore) Bell, she was the beloved wife of 40 years of Michael West; the mother of Stacey Sawtelle Casey of Chester NH, Murray Sawtelle Jr. of Kernersille NC, Robert Sawtelle of Winston-Salem, NC, James West of Whitinsille, MA and Jay West of Mocksville, NC. She also leaves her brother Judson Bell IV of Salem, NH and many grandchildren, neices and nephew.

A Memorial Gathering in celebration of Judith’s life will be held in the near future. In lieu of flowers, please donate to the charity of your choice. Arrangements were entrusted to the Goodrich Funeral Home Lynn, 781-592-2680.

Rose Elena Fiumara

Of Woburn, formerly of Winthrop

Rose Elena (Sturniolo) Fiumara of Woburn passed away suddenly at Winchester Hospital on April 23. She was 94 years old.

Rose was born in East Boston, the middle child and only daughter of Charlie and Mamie (Nuzzo) Sturniolo. She went to East Boston High School but left before completion in order to help support her family as a dress finisher at Ford’s Lingerie. There she met the man she would marry, Matthew Fiumara. After Matty finished his service in the US Infantry Third Division during World War II, they were married at St. Mary’s Star of the Sea Church.

After the birth of their first daughter, Lorraine, they moved to Winthrop where they raised her and their second daughter, Dianne and where they lived for the rest of their married life.

Once the girls were of school age, Rose worked at a variety of local businesses with the agreement she would be home in time for the girls. She retired from clerical work at the National Shawmut Bank of Boston in 1986.

Rose and Matty were charter members of the Order Sons of Italy Winthrop Ladies’ and Men’s Lodges and subsequently the Winthrop Mixed Lodge.

She was an avid cook and homemaker and in her spare time she enjoyed Knitting Club and cake decorating classes with her many friends. She volunteered with local Girl Scouts, St. John’s Missilettes Drill Team and was very active with both the Winthrop and Woburn Senior Centers after her retirement. She also loved attending the many recitals, ice skating shows, soccer and softball games of her great-grandchildren.

In 2004, Rose sold the family home in Winthrop and moved closer to her daughter, Lorraine (Fiumara) Cogan and family in Woburn. Last year, she moved to New Horizons.

In addition to Lorraine and her husband, Robert Cogan, she is survived by her daughter Dianne Fiumara of Washington, DC; grandchildren Valerie Cogan and Meredith (Cogan) Olson and her husband, Don and great-grandchildren, Sophia, Jenna, Matthew, and Madison. She is also survived by nieces, nephews, loving cousins and friends. She was predeceased by her husband, Matthew J. Fiumara and brothers Lt. Col. James C. Sturniolo and Bernard J. Sturniolo.

Funeral arrangements were by the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, Woburn. Remembrances may be made in Rose’s memory to the Woburn Senior Center, 144 School Street, Woburn, MA 01801.

Joan Crotty

Retired flight attendant and member of Cottage Park Yacht Club Ladies Bowling League

Joan M. (Daigle) Crotty of Winthrop passed away at home on April 29. She was 81 years old.

Joan was a member of the Cottage Park Yacht Club Ladies Bowling League. Prior to her retirement, she was employed by Delta Airlines, (formerly Northeast Airlines), as a Flight Attendant.

She was the beloved wife of the late William L. “Bill” Crotty. Born in St. David, ME, the daughter of the late Arthur and Alvine (Beaulieu) Daigle, she was the devoted mother of Donna M. Crotty and her husband, James Ponsetto of Marblehead, Linda A. Crotty of Winthrop, twins, William J. Crotty and his wife, Leslie of Watertown, CT, and Robert M. Crotty of Winthrop, and Diane M. Hennessy and her husband, Michael of Reading; adored grandmother of Jamie and Andrew Ponsetto, Billy, Jr, Hannah, Shana, and Samantha Crotty, Robert, Austin and Sydney Grace Crotty and Shea Hennessy; dear sister of Gladys D. Bouchard of Fort Kent, ME, Karen D. Stewart of Waterville, ME and the late Conrad “Bee” and Harold “Ti-Tou” Daigle of Daigle, ME. She is also survived by several nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Maurice W. Kirby Funeral Home, Winthrop. Burial was in Winthrop Cemetery-(Belle Isle Section). Donations can be made in the memory of Joan M. Crotty c/o of Krista McCabe, Massachusetts General Hospital Development Office/Memory Care Unit, 125 Nashua Street, Suite 540, Boston, MA. 02114 and/or the Cottage Park Yacht Club Youth Sailing Program 1 Baker Sq. Winthrop, MA 02152. For guestbook, please visit

Edward Lowney

NE Telephone retiree

Edward F. Lowney of Winthrop, formerly of Revere and East Boston, passed away surrounded by his family on April 30. He was 84 years old.

Ed was a graduate of East Boston High School and a U. S. Army veteran, serving during the Korean War in the U.S. Army 45th Infantry Div. 180th Tank Co, holding the rank of Sergeant 1st Class. Prior to his retirement, Ed was a long time employee of N.E. Telephone Co. He was a loving father dedicated to his family and enjoyed sailing.

He was the devoted husband of 55 years to Catherine F. (Brazil) Lowney. Ed leaves his loving children, Mary Ann Mahoney and her husband, Matt of Winthrop, Kathleen Kennedy and her husband, Jack of Wakefield, Edward Lowney and his wife, Erin of Easton and Daniel J. Lowney and his wife, JoAnne of Winthrop. He also leaves his adoring grandchildren: Ann, Meg and Joe Mahoney, Jack Kennedy and his fiancée, Anne Czaplinski, Katie Kennedy and her fiancée, Jared Byrne, Daniel and Allison Kennedy, Julia, Jessica and Dana Lowney and Daniel T. Lowney. He was the dear brother of Virginia Dill of Revere and the late Herbert and Robert Lowney and his sister Marie Zachar and is also survived by several nieces and nephews.

His Funeral will be held from the Maurice W. Kirby Funeral Home, 210 Winthrop St., Winthrop on Friday, May 6 at 9 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. John the Evangelist Church, 320 Winthrop St., Winthrop at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited. Interment will be held later at the Massachusetts National Cemetery in Bourne. Visiting hours will be in the funeral home today, Thursday, from 4 to 8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the St. Francis House P.O. Box 120499, Boston, MA. 02112. For guestbook and directions, please

Francesco Labioia

Of Winthrop, formerly of Italy

Francesco Labioia of Winthrop, formerly of Triggiano Italy, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his loving and devoted family on April 20.

He was the beloved husband for over 54 years to Franca (DiPierro) Lagioia; devoted father of Olga Spinazzola and her husband, Tony, Nuccio Lagioia and Gabriella Vigliotta and her husband, Angelo, all of Winthrop; cherished brother of Mario Lagioia of Italy and the late Enzo Lagioia; dear brother in law of Angela, Anna, Vita, Elena, Sabino and the late Pierino; adored grandfather of Jonathan, Jessica, Assunta, Francesca and Stefania and is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home (Orient Heights) East Boston.

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