Obituaries 09-17-2020

Eugene Francis LaRiviere III

Of Winthrop

Eugene Francis (Jay) LaRiviere III, 60, of Winthrop, passed away unexpectedly on Aug. 28.

He is survived by his mother, Grace (Dolly) LaRiviere of Medford; sons Jayson LaRiviere of Lowell and Nicky LaRiviere of Winthrop; sister Jeninne and brother-in-law Danny Alexander of East Wareham and lifetime partner, Donna Baldassari of Winthrop; nieces and nephews:

Danny and Kelly Alexander of Millis, Kristyn Alexander of Sagamore Beach, Adam and Erin Alexander of West Wareham; great- nieces and nephew, Madelyn, Camden, Hadley, Delaney and Caylee Alexander, as well as many cousins and friends. 

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Raphael’s Church, 512 High Street, West Medford on Saturday, Sept. 26 at 9:30 a.m. Due to COVID-19, a Celebration of Jay’s Life will be held when it is safe to do so.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Jay LaRiviere’s Go Fund Me Page to help with final expenses and Nicky’s College Education.

Go Fund Me Link:

Joanne Silva

Longtime Waitress at Jeveli’s in East Boston

Joanne H. Silva, 83, of Gilmore Court, Jaffrey, NH died at her home on Sept. 3 after a period of declining health.

She was born in Lowell on June 14, 1937, a daughter of the late Patrick and Harriet (Boyd) Molloy.

Joanne was raised and educated in Winthrop and was a graduate of Winthrop High School, Class of 1956. She worked for many years as a waitress for Jeveli’s in East Boston and Nonie’s in Peterborough, NH.

Joanne was predeceased by her loving parents and her late husband, Donald J. Silva in 2009 and her late sister and brothers: Mary Donnelly, Robert Molloy, Richard Molloy, John Molloy, Kevin Molly and Thomas Molloy.

Mrs. Silva is survived by her two daughters and sons-in-law, Teresa (Silva) and Richard Shell of Rindge, NH and Janine (Silva) and Jonathan Slocum of Pittsfield. She was the adored and loved “Nana” of Brianna (Shell) Stuart, Samantha Shell and Cheyanne Slocum and also leaves her sisters, Patricia Wall and Jeanne Skobeleff of Winthrop and many nieces, nephews, cousins and close friends.

In accordance with her wishes, cremation has taken place and she will

be buried with her late husband, Donald, at the Massachusetts Veterans’ Memorial Cemetery, Winchendon, MA on Friday September 18.  A memorial service will be held immediately after at Gilmore Court, Jaffrey, NH. A family memorial service will be held at a later date in Winthrop.

To share a memory or offer her family a condolence, please visit her permanent online memorial page at

William Minichiello

Retired U.S. Customs Inspector and Past Exalted Ruler of Winthrop Elks #1078

Family and friends are invited to attend the funeral of William R. “Bill” Minichello today, Thursday, Sept. 17 at 10 a.m. in the Vertuccio & Smith, Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Rte. 107) Revere for William R. “Bill” Minichello, who passed unexpectedly on Friday, September 11at Boston’s Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, 88 days following the unexpected death of his beloved wife, Frances M. “Fran” (Hickey) Minichello on June 15. His funeral will be followed by a

Funeral Mass in the Immaculate Conception Church (Corner of Beach St. and Winthrop Ave.) Revere at 11 a.m. Interment at Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett will be private.

To remind all attendees to the funeral home and the church, due to the ongoing pandemic, all mandates issued by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and the Archdiocese of Boston must be followed; Masks must be worn and social distancing maintained.

Bill was born in Revere and lived in East Boston until moving to Swampscott in 2012. He was a graduate of Sacred Heart High School in East Boston, Class of 1967. He attended Emerson College during his freshman year and then transferred to the University of MA, graduating in 1971. He entered the work force with Blue Cross Blue Shield in 1968, achieving the position of Medicare Manager. In 1992, he changed careers and entered the employ of U.S. Customs, first serving as an inspector and retiring as an Auditor in 2008.

For many years, both he and his late wife, “Fran” were active members of the Winthrop Lodge of Elks #1078 and both were Past Exalted Rulers of that lodge, creating a whole network of close relationships. Bill also served with the Mass State Elks Association as an organist. Both Bill and Fran were also Past District Deputy Life Members. Their work and energy spent within the Elks Foundations is both immense and outstanding.

The cherished father of Boston Police Sergeant Andrew J. Minichello and his wife, Maria and the adoring “Nonno” to Matthew Daniel Minichello, all of East Boston, Bill was the dear brother to Edward T. Minichello and his late wife, Valerie A. (LeBlanc) of Winthrop, the special uncle of Ronald Moore of Revere and Stephanie Lane and her husband, Michael of Winthrop. He is also proudly and lovingly survived by Fran’s family (The Hickey and Crotty Clan) and his extended family at Winthrop Elks and U.S. Customs.

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Mass State Scholarship Fund, c/o Winthrop Lodge of Elks #1078, 191 Washington Ave., Winthrop, MA 02152. To send online condolences, please visit:  

Funeral Arrangements are under the care and direction of Vertuccio & Smith, Home for Funerals.

William Furey

A True Patriot, Actively Involved in Veteran’s Affairs

William D. Furey, 90, of Winthrop passed away peacefully at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston on Thursday, Sept. 3.

William served in the United States Marine Corps. from 1947 to 1951. In 1948, his platoon was deployed in Jerusalem at the American consulate as armed bodyguards. By 1951, William served as Command Sargent in the 2nd 155 Gun Battalion at Camp Lejeune until his discharge. He then married his sweetheart, Joan Oliver, and had three children.

William also served as a Winthrop Police Officer before he became an inspector for the Registry of Motor Vehicles.

In addition to serving in the military and law enforcement, William was a talented artist, musician and he always had a story to tell. A true patriot, he was actively involved in Veteran’s Affairs and always enjoyed singing the national anthem at memorial services. He also gave praise to fellow men and women in uniform. William appreciated just how much they all have sacrificed for the freedom of our country.

He was the devoted husband of the late Joan, with whom he shared 65 years of marriage; the loving father of Sean W. Furey and his wife, Deborah of North Carolina, the late Kathleen C. Nocton of Winthrop and Colin L. Furey and his wife, Patricia of Winthrop; cherished grandfather of Danielle Furey of California, Bryan Furey, Charlotte and William Nocton, Kevin, Kelley, and Kenneth Furey, all of Winthrop. William was also blessed with two great grandchildren, Kathleen and Sean McGillicuddy, also of Winthrop. He was the loving brother of Doris Cowart of Peabody.

Family and friends are cordially invited to attend the visitation from the Caggiano-O’Maley-Frazier Funeral Home, Winthrop on Tuesday, Sept. 22 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 military honors in the Cross Street section of Winthrop Cemetery.

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

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