Obituaries 02-06-2020

Aimee Boudreau

Licensed Mental Health Counselor

Aimee M. Boudreau, a life-long resident of Winthrop, passed away at her family home on Feb. 3. She was 50 years old. 

Aimee was the beloved wife of Tim Boudreau and devoted mother of their three children: Joshua, Lauren and Jessica.  She was the daughter of Priscilla (Fowlie) and the late William Budreau. 

Aimee graduated from Winthrop High School in 1987 and UMass Amherst in 1991.  She went on to earn a Masters Degree at Salem State in psychology and then her LMHC license.  Aimee worked as a Licensed Mental Health Counselor at Eliot Human Services where she was a child and family therapist. She adored her family and was a tenacious advocate for her patients.  Aimee also had an artistic side as an avid painter and portraitist.

Aimee was the treasured sister of Ken Boudreau and his wife, Elaine of Needham and Jim Boudreau and his wife, Donna of Jamaica Plain. She was the loving aunt of Tori, Dillon and Ethan and daughter in law of Lorraine Boudreau and her late husband, John and sister in law of Lori Rouleau, John, Jim and Mike Boudreau.

The funeral will be conducted from the funeral home today, Thursday, February 6, 2020 at 9 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. John the Evangelist Church 320 Winthrop St., Winthrop at 10 a.m. Services will conclude with interment in the Belle Isle section of Winthrop Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to:

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Elizabeth Louise McLaughlin

Worked for Microsurgical Eye Consultants

Elizabeth Louise McLaughlin, born May 25 1947 in Winthrop passed away peacefully on Jan. 22, 2020, at age 72.

Elizabeth is predeceased by her parents Margaret & Walter McLaughlin and brother Joseph McLaughlin.

Elizabeth grew up on Cottage Park Road in Winthrop and is survived by her sons and their spouses, Scott Breault and Allison Bert of Swampscott, Mark Breault and Melissa Kahnert of Oakville, Ontario, Darren Breault and Kimberly Breault of Ashland. She is also survived by her wonderful sisters, Barbara Ryder of Saugus, Marilyn Williams and her husband, Roger of San Antonio, Texas, Kathy Burnham and her husband, Michael of Newport, Vt. She has ten grandchildren who will miss her dearly: Celina, Gabriella, Lucas Alexander, Wyatt, Griffin, Aidan, Ava, Grayson and Jacob. Elizabeth has many nieces and nephews, who also loved her. What is remarkable is her continuous effort to stay in contact with them despite being spread out across the country.

Elizabeth will be missed by her colleagues at Microsurgical Eye Consultants, where she was employed for many years until her passing. Elizabeth still had childhood friends whom she would meet up with regularly for coffee and friends from a different chapter of her life when she resided in Florida that she cherished and will miss her smile and friendship.

Elizabeth’s early life was full of adventure, she enjoyed the beach during summer holidays, meeting up with her girlfriends for a night out and, of course, fashion, she loved to dress up and go out on the town.

Elizabeth graduated in 1966 from Winthrop High School. Shortly after graduation, she met Dennis Breault of East Boston and was married. They had three sons and later divorced, although they remained close friends.

Elizabeth was a devoted mom who loved her sons dearly, and she would make it a point to let everyone know how proud she was. For those who were fortunate enough to have known Elizabeth knew she was special and how lucky they were to be part of her life. Her love of her friends and family was unconditional. Elizabeth would attend birthdays and special celebrations for her sons, grandchildren, nieces, nephews and friends. She made herself available for all the special times in their lives. She had the uncanny knack of making you feel special; she was a great listener and never passed judgment.

When Elizabeth was in her 30s, she started road racing, and after months of training, she completed the Bonnie Bell Mini Marathon. We were so proud of her since she had never participated in competitive sports before this.

Elizabeth was also an avid traveler. Her son, Scott planned a surprise trip to Ireland, where they would spend two weeks traveling the Irish countryside. Needless to say, she was over the moon to experience Europe with her son and the triplets. She also enjoyed cruises, and as fortune has it, she recently returned from a two-week cruise shortly before her passing.

“Dear mom, may the sun shine down upon you like a beacon of light. May you soar above the clouds, fly high mom — your soul is free. Dear beautiful mom, you are already missed dearly, where did the time go, we were once little children attached to your hip. Where mom, did the time go. We didn’t have a chance to say a proper goodbye as we always had. You were taken so early from this earth, God must have needed you for his work. Mom, we will look for signs that you are near, Rest in Peace mom Rest in Peace.”

Family and friends are cordially invited to attend the Memorial Mass in St. John the Evangelist Church, 320 Winthrop St., Winthrop on Saturday, Feb 8, 2020 at 10 a.m.  Reception to follow at the Winthrop Arms, 130 Grovers Avenue, Winthrop MA 02152.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Caggiano-O’Maley-Frazier Funeral Home, Winthrop. To sign the online guestbook go to

Carmella Austin

Retired Bookkeeper, Active at St. John the Evangelist Church

Carmella M. “Ella” (Visco) Austin of Winthrop, passed away suddenly on Jan. 28. She was 92 years old.

Ella was an active parishioner and communicant of St. John the Evangelist Church in Winthrop. Prior to her retirement, Ella was employed as a bookkeeper for the Boston Herald and the Matarazzo Brothers Produce Company in Chelsea. 

She was the beloved wife of the late William J. Austin Jr. Born in Boston, she was the beloved daughter of the late Joseph and Jennie (Pascarella) Visco, the devoted mother of Mary E. Ham and her husband, Jeffrey, William J. Austin III and his wife, Allison, Joseph T. Austin and his wife, Teresa, and Linda A. Austin; adored grandmother of Caroline Gander, William IV and Tyler Austin, Eva and Max Austin and Jeremiah and Julia Driscoll and loving great-grandmother of Evelyn Gander. Dear sister of the late Anthony H., Anna L. and Louis J. Visco.

Funeral arrangements were from the Maurice W. Kirby Funeral Home, 210 Winthrop St., Winthrop. A Funeral Mass was celebrated in St. John the Evangelist Church-Winthrop on Tuesday, Feb. 4. Services concluded with burial in the Winthrop Cemetery (Belle Isle Section). For guestbook, please visit:

Anthony Galbiati

Former Proprietor of Antonio Galbianti Pa and Long Active in the East Boston Community

Anthony “Tony” Galbiati of Winthrop, formerly of East Boston, passed away peacefully on Jan. 28.

Tony was a longtime member of the East Boston Kiwanis, serving as treasurer. He was also a member of East Boston Community Development Corp. and a past member of the Boston School Community. Tony was the former proprietor of Antonio Galbiati PA.

The beloved husband of Maria (Rollero) Galbiati for over 55 years, he was the devoted father of Giovanna Galbiati and Paul Calder of Saugus, Enrica Lipinski and her late husband, Brian of Newmarket N.H., Marina Pasquale and her husband, Maurizio of Everett and Giovanni Galbiati and his wife, Michelle of Peabody; dear brother of Francesca and her husband, Pino and Giulio and his wife, Antonella of Italy and loving grandfather of Roman, Gianluca, Sabrina, Sophia and Gabriella.

Funeral arrangements were by the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home, 971 Saratoga Street East Boston. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105. For more information, visit

Anna Mae Rossi

Watching Sports and Cooking for Her Family and Their Friends Was When She Was Most Happy

Anna Mae Rossi of Winthrop, formerly Chelsea, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family on Feb. 3.

Anna enjoyed watching her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren play sports.  Hockey rinks, basketball courts, field hockey and lacrosse fields was where she spent most of her time.  Watching sports and cooking for her family and their friends was when she was most happy.

In her early years, Anna assisted her husband “Doc” Rossi in his dental practice and, later, was the office manager for Eastern Decorators in East Boston.  In the last few years, Anna enjoyed living at Cohen Florence Levine Estates in Chelsea and quickly became a fixture in the community assisting the Activities Director with the various group activities and events.

The daughter of the late William and Anne (McNeill) Cronin, she was the wife of the late Edward (Doc) Rossi, mother of Edward Rossi and his wife, Colleen McGinty, of Winthrop, Dr. Toni Rossi of Venice Beach, Calif., and Joanne Rossi and her husband, Joe Sciolla, of Mesa, Ariz. grandmother (Nana)  of Edward (Ed) Rossi and his wife, Alyona of Winthrop, Theodore (Ted) Rossi of East Boston, Matthew Rossi Aronson and his wife, Courtney of Chicago, Ill., Luke Rossi Aronson and Sam Rossi Aronson of Venice Beach, Calif.,. Brett Rossi McCampbell and his wife, Anna Kissell of Manhattan Beach, Calif., and Jake Rossi McCampbell of Los Angeles, Calif., great grandmother (Nana) of Nikita and Phillip Rossi; sister of the late William Cronin, Catherine (Babe) Coyne, and Veronica (Vera) Butt, cousin of the late William Cronin and Kay Agnes and very special friend of Joni Hardwick Maliszewski.  She is also survived by many nieces, nephews and friends.

Family and friends are cordially invited to attend the visitation from the Caggiano-O’Maley-Frazier Funeral Home 147 Winthrop St., Winthrop on Friday, Feb. 7 from 4 to 8 p.m. The funeral will be conducted from the funeral home on Saturday, Feb. 8 at 10:30 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. John the Evangelist Church, 320 Winthrop St., Winthrop at 11:30 a.m. Services will conclude with the interment in the Belle Isle section of Winthrop Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Cohen Levine Florence Estates Activities Fund, 201 Captains Row, Chelsea MA 02150.

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