Obituaries 08-27-20

Colleen McGilicuddy

Of Winthrop

Colleen M. (Brems) McGillicuddy of Winthrop passed away at home surrounded by her loving family on Wednesday, August 19. 

The cherished daughter of the late Phillip and Stella (Roach) Brems, she was the beloved wife of the late Sean McGillicuddy, devoted mother of Sean, Brian and Erin McGillicuddy, dear sister of Philip, Kevin, Dennis and Patrick Brems and treasured grandmother of Brian, Kathleen and Sean. She is also survived by many loving nieces, nephews and friends. 

Family and friends honored Colleen’s life by gathering at the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home, 971 Saratoga Street, (Orient Heights) East Boston on Tuesday, Aug.25 and she was laid to rest at a graveside service at Winthrop Cemetery, Belle Isle Section, on Wednesday, Aug. 26.

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Thomas Lee

Computer Programmer Whose True Passion Was Politics, Food, Travel and Standing up for Those in Need

Family and friends are cordially invited to attend a visitation for Thomas J. Lee, 54, of Winthrop at the Caggiano-O’Maley-Frazier Funeral Home, Winthrop, Thursday, August 27 from 9 to 11 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 interment in the Belle Isle section of Winthrop Cemetery.

*Attendees must wear masks & maintain social distancing in the Funeral Home, Church and Cemetery*

Tom attended Winthrop High School and the University of Massachusetts-Amherst, where he majored in Computer Science.

Although he worked as a computer programmer for many years, his true passion was politics, food, travel and standing up for those in need.  A self-proclaimed ‘defender of democracy’ he focused daily to support causes that impacted him and others for whom life was challenging, including advocating for health care reform and support for the disabled.  He cherished his many friends and did his best to let people know that he cared. All who knew him will miss his giving nature, sarcastic sense of humor and his gentle soul. He will be missed dearly by his friends and family.

The beloved son of Barbara Lee and the late Thomas J. Lee, of Winthrop, he was the devoted brother of David Lee of Winthrop, Christine Power and her husband, Michael Power of Medfield, and Cheri McGoldrick and her husband, Paul McGoldrick of Winthrop and the cherished uncle to Michael, James, Susannah and Matthew.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Tom’s memory to the American Kidney Fund

George Kelly

U.S. Navy and U.S. Postal Service Retiree

George D. Kelly of Winthrop passed away peacefully on August 19. He was 92 years old.

George was the dear and devoted husband of 61 years to Alice (O’Shea) Kelly.

Born in Wiltshire, England and raised in South Boston, he was the cherished son of the late Daniel and Rose (Dunnett) Kelly and dear brother of the late Iris Kelly, Joan Carleton and her late husband, Jack and John (Jack) Kelly and his surviving wife, Sarah Kelly.

During World War II, George joined the US Navy at the age of 17 as he was about to graduate from South Boston High School and he continued to serve for 20 more years, retiring as an E8 Senior Chief Petty Officer in 1965. He later joined the United States Postal Service as both a letter carrier and postal clerk for 25 years ending his career at the counter at the U.S Post Office in Winthrop.

In addition to enjoying time with his family, George loved being outside, taking long walks with his wife, Alice, and working in his garden. He was a voracious reader with a curious mind and an interest in almost any topic. He was fortunate to enjoy a 30-year retirement allowing him many hours with his grandchildren, sneaking them M&Ms as often as possible.

George was the devoted father of Michael Kelly and Susan of Carmel, CA and their adult children, Kaitlyn and Sean; Joyce Kelly and her husband, Rick Hens of Leominster; Tim Kelly of Andover and his adult children: Joshua, Samuel, Matthew, Grace and their mother, Madeline (O’Brien) Kelly; Kathleen Kelly of Quincy; Eileen Cullen and Michael of Newburyport and their children: Elizabeth, Caroline and Andrew; Terrence Kelly and Michelle of Redington Beach, FL; Chris Kelly of Winthrop and Karen Dickinson and John of Brookline and their children Julia, Kate and Claire. He is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.

Services are private. A celebration of George’s life will take place at a future date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to a charity of your choice. Funeral arrangements are being handled by the Maurice W. Kirby Funeral Home, 210 Winthrop St. Winthrop. For guestbook, please visit:

Arlene Marie Driscoll

Of Randolph

Arlene Marie Driscoll, 56, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, Aug. 22 at her Randolph home. 

Arlene was born in Framingham in 1963 and is survived by her mother, Carol Marie (Greene) Driscoll; her siblings Peter Driscoll of Winthrop, Daniel and Kathryn Driscoll of Medway, Stephen Driscoll of Randolph and Brian Driscoll and Stacey Silk, both of Stoughton. She was pre-deceased by her father, Edward F. Driscoll and is also survived by 10 nieces and nephews: Keith, Megan, Michelle, Michael, Shane, Stephen, Joseph, Bradley, Sarah and Dylan.

Visiting hours will be held at Hurley Funeral Home, 134 So. Main Street (Rt. 28) Randolph today, Thursday, Aug. 27 from 6 to 8 p.m.  Due to Covid-19, a private Funeral Mass will be celebrated in her memory on Friday, Aug. 28 at St. Mary’s Church in Randolph.  Relatives and friends are welcome to attend the burial at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Randolph at 10:45 a.m. after the funeral services. Covid-19 restrictions will be in place.  For online guestbook, visit

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