Obituaries 06-08-2017

Edric ‘Eddie’ Voke

Member of Winthrop Elks, worked for Winthrop DPW and Rapid Transit Bus Co.

Edric K. “Eddie” Voke of Winthrop passed away on June 4. He was 64 years old.

Edric was a member of the Winthrop Lodge of Elks 1078. He was employed by the Winthrop Dept. of Public Works for 20 years and also worked for the Rapid Transit Bus Co. in Winthrop for 19 years.

Born in Chelsea, he was the cherished son of the late Charles J. and Janet I. (Cameron) Voke; dear brother of Donna V. Lally and her late husband, John of Winthrop and is also survived by several loving cousins and friends.

Visiting hours will be held in the Maurice W. Kirby Funeral Home, 210 Winthrop St., Winthrop on Friday, June 9 from 9:30 to 11a.m.

A Funeral Mass will follow in St. John the Evangelist Church-Winthrop at 11:30 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited. Interment will be in Winthrop Cemetery (Belle Isle Section.) Donations in his name can be made to the Viking Pride Foundation, PO Box 520037, Winthrop, MA 02152. For guestbook, please visit:

Elsie Diamond

Wife, mother, and homemaker

Elsie M. Diamond passed away on June 2. She was 93 years old.

Born and raised in Northampton, MA, the daughter of Bernard J. Shea and Emma Dauphanais Shea and the sister of the late Bernard E. Shea, she graduated from St. Michael’s School  in Northampton and continued her education at Northampton Commercial College. After graduation, she went to Washington D.C. where she worked as an executive secretary.

She married her husband, an air traffic controller, bringing her to Winthrop where the couple made their home raising their family together for many years. When her children were young, Elsie was an active member of both St. John the Evangelist Mothers’ Club and the Winthrop Catholic Womens Club. For many years, she and her husband were members of the Cottage Park Yacht Club participating in youth sailing activities and the couples bowling league. Additionally, she was an active participant in the womens bowling league.

Elsie was the beloved wife of 59 years of the late John H.(Jack) Diamond, devoted mother of Susan Briggs and her husband, Bill, John B. Diamond and his wife, Melanie and Deborah Diamond, all of Winthrop. She was the cherished grandmother of Lori Briggs De Angelis and her husband, Charlie of Westwood, MA, William F. Briggs III and his wife, Laurie, of Charlotte, N.C., John Briggs and his wife, Angie of Lynnfield, Danielle Flanagan and her husband, Sean of Peabody and John-Damien Diamond and his wife, April of Cambridge. She was also the adored great-grandmother, lovingly called “Grandma Di,” by her 12 great- grandchildren: Chad and John De Angelis, Will, Katie, Jake and Madison Briggs and J.D., Gianna and Patrick Briggs, Dylan and Sarah Flanagan and Luci Diamond. Elsie was the sister- in-law of Jacquelyn Diamond, Janet Devine, Mary Graves and Elizabeth Shea who all predeceased her and she was an aunt to several nieces and nephews.

Visiting hours will be held at the Maurice W. Kirby Funeral Home, 210 Winthrop St., Winthrop, today,  Thursday, June 8 from 9:30 to 11 a.m. A Funeral Mass will follow in the Church of St. John the Evangelist-Winthrop, with the Reverend Charles Bourke celebrating. Burial will be in the Winthrop Cemetery, Belle Isle Section. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory can be made to: St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital P.O. Box 1000, Dept. 142 Memphis, TN. 38148-0142. For guestbook, please visit:

Rev. Richard May

Pastor of Christian Community Church in Winthrop for many years, member of Amvets and the Christian Motorcycle Association

Rev. Richard W. May of Harbor Side Avenue, Winthrop passed away at the Cambridge Hospital on May 24. He was 70 years old.

He was born in Malden, the beloved son of Delora (Hibbard) and a resident of Winthrop for 30 years. Rev. May served in the US Navy during Vietnam. After his honorable discharge, he went on to work as a contractor in the construction business. He then became the Pastor of the Christian Community Center in Winthrop for many years. He was also a member of the Amvets and the Christian Motorcycle Association.

He was the devoted husband of Doreen A. (DiStefano) and the loving father of Richard May and his wife, Mary of Saugus, Kelly Trainor and her husband, Jack of Winthrop and the late Scott May and his wife, Andrea; cherished grandfather of Rachel May, Jaxon Trainor and Jadon Trainor.

His funeral service was conducted from the Calvary Christian Church, Lynnfield on Saturday, May 27. Interment followed the service in the Puritan Lawn Cemetery, Peabody. Arrangements were under the direction of the Caggiano-O’Maley-Frazier Funeral Home, Winthrop. To sign the online guestbook go to

Mary C. Moughan

East Boston native, Revere resident for 30 years

Proud client of The Commission for the Blind

Family & friends are invited to attend the visiting hours on Thursday, June 8th from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., in the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Rte. 107) Revere, for Mary G. (Cataldo) Moughan, who passed on Monday, June 5th at the Winthrop Pace Center of Winthrop, following a lengthy illness. Her funeral will be conducted from the Funeral Home on Friday, June 9th at 9:00 a.m., followed by the Funeral Mass in St. Anthony of Padua Church, 250 Revere St., REVERE at 10:00 a.m.

Mrs. Moughan was born & raised in East Boston & lived there until moving to Revere, thirty years ago. She attended schools in East Boston & was a 1941 alumna of East Boston High School. Mrs. Moughan had a 12-year career with John Hancock Life Ins. Co. of Boston, within their Food Service Division(Cafeteria), retiring at age 65 yrs.

She was the beloved wife of the late Daniel C. Moughan, who died August 8, 2003. She is the cherished Mother of Deborah A. Moughan & Mary Jean Moughan, both of Marblehead & Carl D. Moughan of Fort Lauderdale, Florida. She is the dear sister of Victoria DiBlasi & her husband Ret. Revere Firefighter Maurice “Moe” DiBlasi, Sr. of Saugus & Anthony Cataldo & his wife Nina of Revere. She is also lovingly survived by many nieces, nephews, grand-nieces & grand-nephews. Mary was also a proud client of the Commission for the Blind. Interment will be in St. Michael Cemetery, Jamaica Plain. Remembrances may be made to the Commission for the Blind, 600 Washington St., Boston, MA 02111. Please visit

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