Obituaries 10-09-2019

Ralph Marino

Graduate of Winthrop High School, Class of 1976  

Ralph Marino, 61, a lifelong resident of Winthrop, died on Sept. 13.

Ralph was the youngest son of Tony and Fran Marino, both late of Winthrop. He graduated from Winthrop High School in 1976 where he played varsity football. Ralph’s greatest love was his family and friends, followed closely behind in no particular order by great food, The Red Sox, Patriots, Celtics, Bruins, good weed, golf and the Grateful Dead.

He leaves his sister, Paula Smith and her husband, George, his brother, Anthony and his wife, Jan, his sister, Cathy and his “brother from another mother” Andy Levison. The family lost their eldest sibling, Johnny in 1982. Ralph will be missed by his five nieces and nephews: AJ Marino and his wife, Renee, Jonathan Smith and his wife, Kavita, Jessica Smith and her wife, Michele Ruiz, Lauren Glay and her husband, Garry and Kristin Marino. Ralph adored the newest additions to the Marino/Smith clan, his four great nephews: Julian, Austin, Jayden and Aiden.

Most recently Ralph worked at his sister Cathy’s Winthrop Law Office. He was fantastic with client relations, not so great at filing.

Ralph will be interred after a graveside service at the Winthrop Cemetery. Date and details to follow. Memorial donations may be made to the Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital, 1575 Cambridge St., Cambridge, MA 02138.

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Arrangements under the direction of the Caggiano-O’Maley-Frazier Funeral Home, Winthrop.

Jane Ricupero

Of Winthrop

Jane E. Ricupero of Thornton St., Winthrop passed away at the Beth Israel Hospital in Boston on Sept. 11. She was 88 years old.

Born in Medford, the beloved daughter of the late Anne (Ford) and Harold West, she was the devoted wife of the late Dennis C. Ricupero and the loving mother of Kevin Ricupero and his wife, Karen of New Hampshire, Denise Lentini and her husband, Guy and Diane Soper and her husband, Jim, all of Winthrop and Doreen Doucette and her husband, John of Marblehead; cherished grandmother of Ryan Doucette, Jonathan Doucette, Jennifer Hernandez, James Soper-Stevens, David Lentini and Dana Lentini. She is also survived by five great grandchildren.

A funeral service was held in the Caggiano-O’Maley-Frazier Funeral Home on Tuesday, September 17. Committal was private.

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Mary Hogan

Of Winthrop

Mary E. Hogan of Sagamore Ave., Winthrop passed away at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston on Sept. 25. She was 59 years old. Born in Chelsea, she was the beloved daughter of the late Ann M. (Nolan) and George E. McGrath, devoted wife of David J. Hogan and the dear sister of Patricia McGrath, Anne Cheny and the late George McGrath and Joseph “Dougie” McGrath. Her funeral was conducted from the Caggiano-O’Maley-Frazier Funeral Home, Winthrop on Wednesday, Oct. 2, followed by a Funeral Mass in St. John the Evangelist Church. Services concluded with the interment in the Massachusetts Veteran’s Memorial Cemetery in Winchendon. Memorial donations may be made to the Shriners Hospital for Children at To sign the online guestbook, go to

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