Obituaries 04-20-2017

Russell Pooler

Former Winthrop DPW employee

Russell D. Pooler of Golden Drive, Winthrop passed away at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston on March 24. He was 67 years old.

A life long resident of Winthrop, he was previously employed as a heavy equipment operator for the Town of Winthrop Department of Public Works.

Born in Winthrop, the beloved son of the late Muriel (Lakin) and Davis Pooler, he was also the step son of the late William Lynch; the dear brother of Donna Hodgkins and her husband, Robert of Malden and the loving uncle of Shannon.

Family and friends are cordially invited to attend a graveside service on Saturday, April 22 in the Cross Street Section of Winthrop Cemetery at 1:30 p.m. Please use the Oceanview Street entrance of the cemetery closest to the tennis courts. Arrangements are entrusted by the Caggiano-O’Maley-Frazier Funeral Home, Winthrop. For directions or to sign the online guestbook, go to

Paul Alioto

Fedex Truck Driver

Paul M. Alioto of River Road, Winthrop passed away suddenly at home on April 14. He was 53 years old.

Born in Winthrop, the beloved son of Barbara M. (Thornton) and the late Victor Alioto, Sr., he was a lifelong Winthrop resident and was employed as a truck driver for Fedex for over 32 years.

He was the dear brother of Bonnie Whiting and her husband, Gary of Arizona, Victor Alioto, Jr. of Revere, Donna Eruzione and her husband, Michael, Mark Alioto, Stephen Alioto and his wife, Donna, all of Winthrop, Susan Tapparo and her husband, Andy of Topsfield, Debbie Oliver and her husband, John, David Alioto and his wife, Dena, Patty DiBenedetto and her husband, Tommy, Mary Alioto and her companion, Rodney Leach, Michael Alioto and his wife, Jenn and Danny Alioto and his wife, Susan, all of Winthrop. He is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.

The funeral will be conducted from the Caggiano-O’Maley-Frazier Funeral Home, Winthrop, today, Thursday, April 20 at 9 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. John the Evangelist Church, 320 Winthrop St., Winthrop at 10 a.m. Interment will be private. For directions, memorial donations or to sign the online guestbook, go to

Richard Cookson, Jr.

Retired Suffolk County Sheriff’s Deputy

Richard W. Cookson, Jr. of Winthrop and Revere died suddenly at the age of 43 on April

Richard was a retired Suffolk County Sheriff’s Deputy.

The devoted father of Richard W. Cookson III and Gerard R. Cookson of Revere, he was born in Boston, the cherished son of Richard W. and Teresa L. (Crosby) Cookson

Sr. of Winthrop. He was the dear brother of Amy B. Cookson-Ford of California, adored uncle of Ava, Abby, Anna and Alley Ford and former husband of Heather (Reddick) Cookson of Revere.

Funeral arrangements were by the Maurice W. Kirby Funeral Home, Winthrop.

Burial was in Winthrop Cemetery (Belle Isle Section). Richard Jr. and family would like to pay it forward to either the Make-A-Wish Massachusetts and Rhode Island Chapter 1 Bulfinch PL. 2nd Fl. Boston, MA. 02114, the Boston Children’s Hospital Trust 401 Park Dr. Ste. 602, Boston, MA. 02215 or to the Jimmy Fund-Dana Farber Cancer Institute P.O. Box 849168, Boston, 2284.02284.

For guestbook, please visit:

Julia Case

Longtime member of the Cottage Park Yacht Club and its women’s bowling league

Julia A. (Adamowicz) Case of Winthrop passed away on April 5. She was 90 years old.

Julia was a long-time resident of Winthrop and a member of the Cottage Park Yacht Club where she enjoyed bowling for the women’s bowling league for many years.

The beloved wife of the late Guy Minton Case, she was born in Chelsea, the daughter of the late Julian and Ladislava (Szczubelek) Adamowicz. She was the beloved mother of Ronald C. Case and his wife, Catherine of Newburyport and the late Dennis Case and the late Gerald Case; adored grandmother of Lauren Ross and her husband, Jeremy of Johnson City, Tennessee, Courtney Carrier and her husband, Matthew of Knoxville, Tennessee, Adam Dennis Case of Melrose, Alexander William Case of Somerville and Jaime Virginia Case of Newburyport; loving great-grandmother of Samuel Ross, Zachary Ross, Cooper Carrier, Jackson Carrier and Miles Carrier and the dear sister of the late Bertha Magee, Anna Tsolas, Rita Bono, Genevieve Mulley, and Lucille Ciancotta. She was the mother-in-law of Deborah Case of Lynnfield.

Visiting hours will be held in the Maurice W. Kirby Funeral Home, 210 Winthrop St., Winthrop on Saturday, April 22 from 9 to 11 a.m. A Graveside Service will follow in Winthrop Cemetery at 11:30 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited. In lieu of flowers, gifts in memory of Julia A. Case may be made to the Mass General Cancer Center by check (mail to Mass General Development Office, 125 Nashua Street, Suite 540, Boston, MA 02114) or online at: For guestbook, please

Thomas Kowaleweski

Mechanical Engineer; past member of the Police Falcons Nest 485, Chelsea and faithful parishioner of St. John the Evangeslist Church, Winthrop

Thomas P. Kowaleweski passed away unexpectedly in his Winthrop home on Sunday, April 9.  He was 69 years old.

Born and raised in South Boston, one of two sons born to the late Walter and Pauline (Jakubowicz) Kowalewski, Tommy attended Boston Technical School and Wentworth Institute of Technology where he received an Associate’s Degree in Engineering.

He married Linda A. (Wlodyka) and the couple settled for a time in Chelsea and North Reading before moving to Winthrop.  They spent 40 years together united in love and affection to the day of Linda’s passing in June of 2011.  He worked for many years as a mechanical engineer with Verizon.  He was a past member of the Polish Falcons Nest 485-Chelsea and a faithful parishioner and communicant at St. John the Evangelist Church in Winthrop.  Tom was an avid Boston sports fan who enjoyed golfing, cruises and traveling with family and friends.

He is survived by his brother and sister–in-law, Edward M. Kowalewski and his wife, Frances of Glen Allen, VA, his brother-in-law, Thomas Wlodyka and his wife, “Dolly” of Scituate. He was the cherished uncle of Christine O’Shea and her husband, Daniel of Glen Allen, VA, Leslie Delisle and her husband, Josh of Boston, Amy McLaughlin and her husband, Joseph of Rockland and Ross Wlodyka of Scituate; the loving great uncle of Connor, Kevin, Mari, Avery and Hunter and he is also survived by many cousins, extended family members and friends.

Funeral arrangements were by the Frank A. Welsh & Sons Funeral Home, Chelsea. Interment was at Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett.  Should friends desire, contributions in his memory may be made to the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen St. Framingham MA 01701 or the Northeast Animal Shelter, 347 Highland Ave, Salem, MA. 01970


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