Obituaries 10-15-2020

Theodore Bernstein

Owned Bernstein Electric, Inc. of Chelsea

Theodore J. Bernstein, 86, of Peabody, formerly of Chelsea and Winthrop, beloved husband of Judy Bernstein, died October 12 at the Kaplan Family Hospice House, Danvers.

Born in Chelsea, the son of the late Morris and Anne (Kaplan) Bernstein, he was raised and educated in Winthrop and was a graduate of Winthrop High School and a long-term resident of Winthrop where he lived for many years prior to moving to Peabody. Theodore was the owner and operator of Bernstein Electric Inc. in Chelsea.

He was a loving husband, father and grandfather who will be deeply missed.

Theodore is survived by his children: Michael Bernstein and his wife Christine of Winthrop, Linda Bernstein of Saugus, his brother, Atty. George Bernstein of Winthrop and his three grandchildren: Cassidy Collignon, Evan Bernstein and Chad Bernstein. He was predeceased by his brother, Sheldon Bernstein.

Private graveside services were held in Winthrop Cemetery, Winthrop.  Contributions in his memory may be made to St. Jude Hospital for Children. Arrangements by Torf Funeral Services, 151 Washington Ave., Chelsea, MA 02150. For guest book please visit

Andrew Arcadipane

Educator, true advocate for others, particularly children and young adults, he leaves this earth a little better than he found it

Andrew A. Arcadipane of Greenacres, Florida, formerly of Winthrop, passed away peacefully on Thursday, October 1 at the age of 92.

Andrew married his high school sweetheart in 1950. They shared a loving marriage of 67 years until Barbara’s death in 2017. They enjoyed each other’s company and their family, never missing a school presentation, sporting event or a simple weekly gathering for Sunday dinner. Together they traveled socializing with family and friends in Italy, Hawaii, Las Vegas and more. Pictures and memories were always filled with laughter and shared friendships.

Andrew was a true advocate for others, particularly children and young adults. He always believed in being an active participant, getting involved as a teacher, coach, board member and president whenever possible.

He worked three jobs most of his working life, attending night school in later years to earn his Bachelor’s and Masters Degrees. In the late 1940’s, Andrew worked as a furniture maker for the renowned Irving & Casson-A.H. Davenport Co. After receiving his degrees in education, he enjoyed 29 years as a woodworking teacher in the Boston Public School System at Boston Vocational Trade School in Roxbury and later at the Umana Barnes School in East Boston. He retired in 1993.

As an active member of the Boston Carpenters Union he served on many boards. In the early 1970’s he served as President of Local 51 Carpenters Union and as District Council President. Andrew believed in being a strong advocate for worker rights and pay. In 1998 he received his 50 – year pin as a Carpenter and Millwork Union Member.

In the evening after a long day of teaching, working from his home office, he would rollout construction blueprints estimating finish woodworking jobs for various Boston construction companies. He delighted in teaching his three children how to read and understand the blueprint jobs.

For two decades he served in Winthrop Little League volunteering at every level from striping the fields to coaching and as a board member and President of the association. A lifelong Boston sports fan he continued watching games until the week he passed.

As a father he found a sense of balance between the old school way and the evolving times of his children, grandchildren and great-grandson. He listened, demonstrated compassion, loved, cared and at times parented, always with your best interests at heart.

Andrew leaves this earth a little better than he found it.

He was the beloved husband of the late Barbara Jean (Iannarone) and loving father of Andrea Harney and son in law Robert (deceased) of Winthrop, Andrew and his wife, Gail of Port St Lucie, Florida and Alan and his wife, Diana of Groveland. Andrew was the cherished grandfather of Jessica, Kimberly, Andrew, Nicholas and Bianca and great grandfather of grandson Andrew.

Andrew was born in Boston to Andrew Arcadipane and Grace (Stella) Arcadipane. He is preceded in death by his sister, Mary and brother, John. Andrew is lovingly survived by his sister in law, Dorothy Arcadipane, brother, Joseph, his wife, Nancy and several nieces and nephews.

There are no visitation hours. Interment will be private. A Celebration of Life will be arranged when it is safe to share our memories together. In lieu of flowers please donate to Winthrop Little League, Inc., PO Box 520042, Winthrop, MA 02152 or Dana Farber Cancer Institute at

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Arrangements under the direction of the Caggiano-O’Maley-Frazier Funeral Home, Winthrop.

Dennis Hayes

Lifetime member of Winthrop Golf Club

Dennis C. Hayes of Seal Harbor Rd., Winthrop passed away at home peacefully surrounded by friends and family on October 4. He was 69 years old.

Born in Winthrop, the beloved son of the late Barbara (MacDonald) and Ronald Hayes. A lifetime resident of Winthrop, he worked as a clerk in the hospitality field for many years. He was also a lifetime member of the Winthrop Golf Club.

He was the devoted husband of Diane G. “Dede” (Nugent) and the loving father of Matthew Hayes and his wife, Tara of Salem, Christine Goldstein and her husband, Nate of Wakefield and Joseph Hayes and his wife, Ashley of Danvers; dear brother of Ronald Hayes and his late wife, Michele of Winthrop and Brian Hayes and his wife, Terri of Melrose and cherished grandfather of Rocco, Josie, Geoffrey and Brooklyn. He is also survived by many loving nieces, nephews and friends.

The funeral was conducted from the Caggiano-O’Maley-Frazier Funeral Home, Winthrop on Saturday, October 10 followed by a Funeral Mass in St. John the Evangelist Church. Services concluded with interment in the Belle Isle section of Winthrop Cemetery.  Memorial donations may be made to Winthrop Charities, 28 Thornton St., Winthrop MA 02152. To sign the online guestbook, go to

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