Obituaries 08-20-2020

Ludger ‘Paul’ Nicholas

Loved to Read, Drive and Travel

Ludger N. “Paul” Nichols, 92, of Winthrop, peacefully passed away at home on August 14.

The beloved husband of Carol H. (Bristol) Nichols, Paul was born in Berlin, N.H., the cherished son of the late Joseph L. and Kathleen J. (Burke) Nichols.

Paul grew up in East Boston and graduated from BC High School, Class of 1946. He proudly served the country in the US Marine Corps from 1946 to 1951 and returned to get a Bachelor’s Degree from Boston College in 1954. He married his best friend and life partner, Carol in 1958 and they settled in Winthrop to raise their family.

Paul loved to read, drive and travel and he particularly loved spending time in St. Simons Island, Georgia.

Besides his wife Carol, Paul leaves behind his son, Paul and daughter-in-law, Kelly Nichols of Winthrop and daughter Kathleen and son-in-law, Steve Druckenmiller of St. Simons Island, Georgia and his grandchildren, Jessica and Justin Nichols.    

Paul was the dear brother of Helen Nickerson of Malden and was preceded in death by his sisters, Helen Wallace and Kathleen Fallon.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated in St. John the Evangelist Church, 320 Winthrop St., Winthrop on Friday, August 21 at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited. Please go directly to church.

In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory can be made to the Alzheimer’s Association 309 Waverley Oaks Rd. Waltham, MA. 02452. Funeral arrangements are by the Maurice W. Kirby Funeral Home, 210 Winthrop St., Winthrop. For guestbook, please visit:

Robert Michael Vecchia

Caring and Loving Son Who Will Be Forever Missed

Robert Michael (Robbie) Vecchia of Winthrop passed away peacefully on August 5 surrounded by family.

Robbie was a talented and professional chef. He graduated from N.E. Regional Vocational High School in 2003.  He then graduated from Newbury College in 2005 with a degree in Culinary Arts. Robbie loved the ocean and spending time with his family. He was a caring loving son and will be forever missed.

Robbie is survived by his parents, Christine and Robert Vecchia of Winthrop, his brother Anthony Vecchia and his wife, Jessica of North Andover, cherished nephew and Godson, Logan Vecchia, grandparents, Mario and Janis Conti of Winthrop, the late Beverly Conti and the late Rose and Christopher Vecchia. He is also survived by many beloved aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

At this time, due to Covid 19, services will be private. Arrangements are under the direction of the Caggiano-O’Maley-Frazier Funeral Home, Winthrop. To sign the online guestbook, go to

Thomas Tyler McEachern

Loyal and Loud Supporter of His Beloved Patriots and Red Sox

Thomas Tyler McEachern of Lexington, formerly of Winthrop, passed away on August 15.

Tom was a 1975 graduate of Winthrop High School and a proud veteran of the U.S. Army. Tom was a loyal and loud supporter of his beloved Patriots and Red Sox and was very happy to share the details of each game to anyone who would listen.

Tom was the son of the late James Tyler and Barbara A. (Cox) McEachern and was 63 years old at the time of his passing. He was the dear brother of Margaret McEachern of Somers, NY, Janet and George Forgione of Boxford, Christine and Stephen Carr of Derry, NH, Lillie and Michael Blount of Honolulu, Helen and Raja Bhaduri and Timothy and Darunee McEachern, all of Winthrop. He enjoyed playing the favorite uncle to all his nieces and nephews: Kristina, Korinne, Colleen, James, Danielle, Christopher, Joy, Katherine, Noelle and Tyler as well as several great nieces and nephews. A devoted family member, he will be deeply missed and lovingly remembered by all.

At this time, due to Covid-19, services will be private. Arrangements are under the direction of the Caggiano-O’Maley-Frazier Funeral Home, Winthrop.. To sign the online guestbook, go to

Charles Tabor III

Member of Winthrop and Wakefield Masonic Lodges, the American Legion and Cottage Park Yacht Club

Charles S. Tabor III, 97, formerly of Winthrop and Melrose, passed away on August 12 in Exeter, NH.

He was born November 9, 1922 in Boston, the son of the late Charles S. Tabor Jr. and Anna B. (Mahoney) Tabor.

Charles grew up and lived the majority of his life in Winthrop. He graduated from Winthrop High School in 1941 and Wentworth Institute of Technology in 1943. Charles enlisted in the US Army in 1943 and later transferred to the Army Air Corps. He served during World War II until 1946.

After returning home from the service, he met and fell in love with Alice Fearing.  They were married in 1949 and had three children. Following in the footsteps of his father, Charles worked his entire career as an Elevator Inspector for F.S. Payne Elevator, Co.

In retirement, he and Alice moved to Melrose and later to Exeter, NH, where they resided for over 20 years . He was a member of the Masonic Lodges in Winthrop and Wakefield, the American Legion and the Cottage Park Yacht Club in Winthrop.

Charles was active in many sports during his school years and later participated in a hockey league as a young adult. His hobbies included sailing, swimming, skiing and playing horseshoes. He spent many enjoyable summers with his family at their cottage on Angle Pond in Sandown, NH. He enjoyed designing and creating mechanical solutions for any problem you might have.

He was predeceased in 2019`by his loving wife of 70 years, Alice B. Tabor and by his son, Charles S. Tabor IV in 1995. Charles is survived by his beloved daughters, Janice Tabor of Melrose and Susan Lodico and her husband, Richard of Pelham, NH. He was the brother of Kathleen Coughlin of Hanover, NH, and the late Anna Kilgore of Pennsylvania and is also survived by many nephews and nieces.

Friends and family are welcome to attend the graveside memorial service on Wednesday, August 26, at 11 a.m. at the Winthrop Cemetery, Cross Street, Winthrop.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to the charity of your choice. Arrangements are by the Brewitt Funeral Service, Exeter, NH. For additional information, visit:

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