Obituaries 12-17-2020

Joseph Gennaco

Former Winthrop Golf Club President

Joseph Gennaco of Winthrop, 76, passed away on Dec. 9 with his family by his side.    

Joseph was born to Pauline (Boncore) Gennaco and Joseph Gennaco on Nov. 6, 1944 in the City of Boston.

Moving to Winthrop at a young age, Joseph had been a lifelong resident.         

Joseph was self-employed and raised his family in Winthrop. He enlisted in the Massachusetts Army National Guard serving from 1962-1966. An avid golfer, he was former president and a member of the Winthrop Golf Club.

Joseph is survived by his devoted and loving wife of 53 years, Dorothy (Kavanagh) Gennaco. He was the proud father of Robyn Marie Gennaco 1967-1995, Loriann Salvitti of Lake Sunapee, NH and Jodi Langone of Winthrop and is also affectionately known as “Papa” by his six grandchildren.

At the request of the family, funeral arrangements will be private. Funeral arrangements are by the Maurice W. Kirby Funeral Home, 210 Winthrop St., Winthrop. To sign Joe’s guestbook, please visit:

John MacDonald

Past Member of Laborers Local 22 and Boston Cab Driver for Over 40 Years

John A. MacDonald of Winthrop passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on Friday, December 4 at the age of 71. 

John was a past member of Laborers Local 22 and a Boston Cab Driver for over 40 years. 

The beloved husband of Madeline (Shand) MacDonald, he was the devoted father of Frank Forsyth, John MacDonald, Madeline Forsyth and the late Gina Forsyth and James MacDonald; dear brother of Emilia Ambroult and her husband, Charlie, Duncan MacDonald and his wife, Debbie, Virginia Hitaffer, Graham MacDonald and Tammy MacDonald; adored grandfather of Philip, Joseph, Haylee, Frankie, Danny, Farah, Giovanna, Jacob and Isabella and cherished great grandfather of Lilly, Gianna and Mia. He is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews. 

Family and friends honored John’s life by gathering for a graveside service on Monday, December 14 at Winthrop Cemetery (Belle Isle Section).  For more information, visit:

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