Obituaries 11-19-2020

Marie Recchia

Member of Winthrop Daughters of Italy, Winthrop Ladies Bowling League and The Red Hats

A Graveside Funeral Service was held on Tuesday, November 10 for Marie (Mastrangelo)

Recchia who was  stricken unexpectedly at home on Tuesday, November 3 and passed away after being taken to Boston’s Massachusetts General Hospital.

Born and raised in Boston, she attended East Boston schools and was a 1950 graduate of Fitton Catholic Girl’s High of East Boston and a graduate of the Katherine Gibbs Junior Secretarial College.

All of her working career was spent as an executive medical assistant, she was proficient as a Medical Secretary and managed the office completely and perfectly. She also served as a clerk and counter person in her in-law’s long-time family business, “Day Square Tailors” in Day Square of East Boston. And as time happened, following the deaths of her in-laws, the business was sold. However, as a wife, mother, sister and grandmother her reputation is legendary. She thoroughly beamed with her family’s roles.

She had a busy social life as well, enjoying the theatre and the Boston Symphony performances. She was a long-time member of the Winthrop Ladies’ Bowling League and was their Treasurer for many years. She was also an active member of the Winthrop Ladies’ Lodge- Daughters of Italy and especially enjoyed the sponsored trips they offered. “The Red Hats Society” was another of her interests, lending an excellent venue to meet new and exciting personalities as well as an opportunity to dress to the “nines.”

Although, her death was most unexpected, her family is somewhat consoled with the peace and ease with which God called her home. She was laid to rest in Winthrop Cemetery – Belle Isle Section, Winthrop.

The beloved wife for 46 years of the late Richard A. Recchia, she was the devoted mother of Maria Lucia Recchia and her husband, Todd Watts of New Brunswick, Canada and Vincent M. Recchia and his wife, Stephanie and adoring grandmother to Lorenzo M. Recchia, all of Winthrop; dear sister of Joanne M. Fuller and her husband, Brad of Reading and the late Caroline T. Burge, Frances Mauro, Thomas J. Mastrangelo, Albert V. Mastrangelo, Angelo Mastrangelo, Peter Mastrangelo, Jerry Mastrangelo, Rocco and Alfred Scorzello, Michael Scorzello and Joseph Scorzello. She is also lovingly survived by her brother-in-law, George Burge of Danvers and by many nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.

Remembrances may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Pl., Memphis, TN 38105-9959.  

To send online condolences, please visit The staff at Vertuccio & Smith, Home for Funerals of Revere were honored to have assisted the family with the completion of funeral arrangements.

Ronald Moses

Retired Gillette Vice President of Research and Technology; Active in Winthrop Rotary, Winthrop Chamber of Commerce and Winthrop Golf Club

Ronald E. Moses of Winthrop passed away at home on November 14. He was 89 years old.

Born in Chelsea, the beloved son of the late Ida (Feinstein) and Philip Moses, he was a resident of East Boston for several years before moving to Winthrop in 1961.

He enlisted in the United States Navy during Korea and served two years before being honorably discharged as a Lieutenant Junior Grade. He went on to earn his Bachelor’s Degree in organic chemistry from Harvard University and then went to Northeastern University where he earned his Master’s Degree. He was employed as a chemist at Gillette where he was Vice President of research and technology.

He was a longtime member of the Winthrop Rotary where he was recently honored with a Paul Harris Fellow. He was also a Past President of WCAT, member of the Winthrop Chamber of Commerce and the Winthrop Golf Club where he played frequently. He loved all Boston sports teams and was very active in community affairs, he also loved his German Shepard dogs.

He was the devoted husband of the late Elinor (Vitale) and the loving father of Thomas C. Moses of Winthrop and the late Judith Moses; dear brother of Anne MacNeil of California and the late Mark Moses and Joan Bourland and is also survived by many loving cousins, nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.

Memorial donations may be made to WCAT 165 Winthrop St., Winthrop MA 02152. Services and interment were private.To sign the online guestbook, go to

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

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