Obituaries 12-05-2019

Margaret McCluskey

Member of St. John the Evangelist Church Choir and Winthrop Catholic Women’s Club

Margaret M. McCluskey of George Street, Winthrop passed away at the  Massachusetts General Hospital in Bos-ton on Dec. 1. She was 95 years old. Born in Boston, the beloved daughter of the late Margaret (Riley) and John Meade, DMD., she was a longtime resident of Winthrop and was employed as a bookkeeper at Approved Rubber Parts prior to her retirement. She was also a member of the St. John the Evangelist Church Choir and the Winthrop Catholic Women’s Club.

She was the devoted wife of the late John A. McCluskey and the loving mother of John F. McCluskey and his wife, Mary of Hope, Maine, Paul L. McCluskey and his wife, Jane of Mel-rose, Margaret Cahill and her husband, Lawrence of Lowell and Elizabeth Durkin and her husband, Richard of Scituate; dear sister of the late Dr. John Meade, Patricia Kent and Eleanor Harmon and loving sister in law of Sue Meade of Winchester. She is also survived by 11 grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

The funeral will be conducted from the Caggiano-O’Maley-Frazier Funeral Home, Winthrop today, Thursday, Dec. 5 at 9 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. John the Evangelist Church, 320 Winthrop St., Winthrop at 10 a.m. Ser-vices will conclude with interment in the Belle Isle section of Winthrop Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made to St. John the Evangelist Church, 320 Winthrop St., Winthrop, MA 02152.

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Joseph James Williams

Retired Baker and Member of K of C Council 16550 in Revere

Late Revere and Winthrop resident, Joseph James Williams passed away on Monday morning, Nov. 2 at the Winthrop Place in Winthrop.  He was 78 years old.

Born in Phoenixville, PA, the son of the late James and Frances (Grabowski) Williams.  Joseph enlisted in the US Navy on March 17, 1959 during peacetime and he was honorably discharged on Sept. 17, 1962.  Joseph retired in 2001 as a baker at the Elm Street Bakery in Everett.  He was a late member of the Knights of Columbus Council #16550 in Revere. 

Joseph was the husband of the late Estelle L. (March) Williams,  the beloved father of James M. Williams and his wife, Joyce of Peabody.  He is also lovingly survived by twin granddaughters, Sophia and Madelyn Williams of Peabody.  

 Memorial Service will be conducted at a later date at the Massachusetts National Cemetery in Bourne where Joseph and his beloved wife, Estelle, will be entered into rest.  

Funeral arrangements entrusted to the Carafa Family Funeral Home in Chelsea.

Ann Cheney

Longtime Airborne Express/DHL Employee and Independent Antique Dealer

Kathleen Harris

Former Winthrop Little League Coach and Everett Educator

Kathleen M. (Jesson) Harris of Winthrop passed away on Nov. 26. She was 62 years old.

Kathleen worked at the Lafayette School in Everett as an educator. She was a former coach in the Winthrop Little League Chal-lenger League.

Born in Medford, she was the cherished daughter of the late William F. and Kathleen V. (MacMullen) Jesson, the be-loved wife of Francis A. Harris, devoted mother of Sean P. Harris and his wife, Shirley Cho of Brookline and Kevin M. Harris and his wife, Elisabeth of Malden, adored grandmother of Noah and Logan Harris and the dear sister of William Jesson of Winchester, Charles Jesson of Winthrop and the late Thomas Jesson. She is also survived by several nieces and nephews.

Her funeral was held from the Maurice W. Kirby Funeral Home, 210 Winthrop St., Winthrop on Monday, Dec. 2 followed by a Funeral Mass in St. John the Evangelist Church-Winthrop. Interment was in Win-throp Cemetery.

Donations in her memory can be made to the Harris Jesson Scholarship, c/o Edward Kennedy Academy, 360 Huntington Ave., Boston, MA 02115. For guestbook, please visit

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