Obituaries 10-24-2019

John George Bakos, Jr.

Nothing Was More Important to Him than His Family and His Faith

George John Bakos, Jr. of Winthrop, formerly of Lynn, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, Oct. 21.

George was a member of the St. George’s Greek Orthodox Church Parish Council. He is a former employee for the City of Boston.

He was the loving son of the late George J. Sr. and Aphrodite (Chrisafideis) Bakos, beloved husband of Amanda (Triant) Bakos, devoted father of Georgiana Rose “Gia” and Zoe Fotini, both of Winthrop, cherished brother of John Bakos, Frances Frangos, and the late Christos G. Bakos, cherished uncle of Stephanie, Brianna and Alexandra Frangos and Chase, Callie, and Christian Triant, dear son in law of George and Janet (Fabiano) Triant and dear brother-in-law of Thomas Frangos and Michael and Melissa Triant. He is also survived by many adored aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

George was a member of the St. George’s Greek Orthodox Church Parish Council. He is a former employee for the City of Boston, Ruggiero Family Memorial Home, as well as Wayne Alarm Company. George owned and operated the Occasional Limo Company with his brothers. Nothing was more important to George than his family and faith. George will be sincerely missed by the many who loved him. May he rest in peace.

Family and friends will honor George’s life by gathering at the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home, 971 Saratoga St, Boston today, Thursday, Oct. 24 from 4 to 8 p.m. and again on Friday morning at 9:30 before leaving in procession to St. George Greek Orthodox Church, 54 South Common Street, Lynn for a funeral service celebrating his life at 11 a.m. Services will conclude with George being laid to rest at Winthrop Cemetery, Belle Isle Section. In accordance with the family’s wishes, in lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in George’s name to the Salesians Boys and Girls Club, 150 Byron St., Boston, MA 02128. For more info please visit May George’s Memory Be Eternal.

David Whelan

U.S. Postal Service Employee

David J. Whelan of Pleasant St., Winthrop passed away at the Tufts New England Medical Center in Boston on Oct. 14. He was 66 years old.

Born in Medford, the beloved son of the late Vera (Groves) and John B. Whelan, he was a resident of Winthrop for over 25 years and employed as a maintenance mechanic for the United States Postal Service.

He was the devoted husband of Elizabeth Prendable (Pirroni) Whelan and the loving father of David J. Whelan, Jr. of South Carolina, Jason Whelan and his wife, Adrienne of North Andover, Jamie Whelan of Malden, Michelle Harkins and her husband, Patrick of Winthrop, Danielle Prendable of South Carolina and Nicole Smith and her husband, James of Winthrop; dear brother of George Wedge of Tewksbury and Doug Whelan of South Carolina and cherished grandfather of Megan, Grace, Callie, PJ, JJ, Keegan and Cameron.

A funeral service was held in the Caggiano-O’Maley-Frazier Funeral Home, Winthrop on Saturday, Oct. 19. Committal was private. Memorial donations may be made to the Mike Rowe Works Foundation at

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John Tsiumis, Jr.

Retired Registry Inspector

John E. Tsiumis, Jr. of Naples, FL, formerly of Winthrop, passed away on Oct.16. He was 88 years old.

The beloved husband of the late Joan P. (Flynn) Tsiumis, he was born in Boston, the son of the late John E. and Marie (Peterson) Tsiumis, Sr.

John lived in Winthrop until making his home in Naples, Fla. in 1997.

He was a graduate of Winthrop High School, Class of 1950. After high school, John enlisted in the U.S. Army and served during the Korean War from 1953 to 1955. After his military service, John was employed and then eventually retired as a Registry Inspector for the Mass. Registry of Motor Vehicles Police (now State Police). He was a member of the American Legion, Hardee Mills Post 135, Naples, Fla., life member of the Disabled American Veterans, life member of the Winthrop Lodge of Elks 1078 and a member of the Cottage Park Yacht Club in Winthrop. John was an avid Red Sox and New England Patriots fan.

John was the devoted father of John E. Tsiumis, III (deceased) and his wife, Wendy of Hebron, Ky., Jayne Dantona and her husband, Joseph of Nahant, Jeffrey Tsiumis and his wife, Angela of Danvers, Joel Tsiumis and his wife, Allison of Ashburn, Va. and Joseph Tsiumis of Winthrop; adored grandfather of Paige Tsiumis of Norfolk, Va., Alex Tsiumis of Hebron, Ky., Christina Tsiumis of Danvers and Michael Dantona and Kaitlynn Dantona, both of Nahant. He was the dear brother of Beverly Buckley of Peabody, Marie “Mimi” Farrell (deceased) of Winthrop, James Tsiumis of Millis and George Tsiumis of Woburn.

Family and friends are invited to visit with the family at the Maurice W. Kirby Funeral Home, 210 Winthrop St., Winthrop today, Thursday, Oct. 24 from 9 to 11 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. John the Evangelist Church-Winthrop at 11:30 a.m. Interment will follow in Winthrop Cemetery.

Daria Baker

Now With her Boys and at Peace

Daria B. (DeFazio) Baker passed away peacefully late Sunday night at her home in Maine which she loved so much and she was at peace.

She will be remembered and survived through her only daughter, Nicole Defazi and her grandson, Jameson who was the apple of her eye. She has spread her wings and is now a beautiful angel as she is now with my father, Ricky and my stepfather, Terry as they’re all riding on their motorcycles through the clouds. She is where she has wanted to be. She’s with her boys and she is at peace. She was also the daughter of the late Marie (Hulbert) and Francis DelRosario.

A funeral service was held in the Caggiano-O’Maley-Frazier Funeral Home, Winthrop on October 21, 2019. Committal was private.

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