A Warm, Thoughtful and Kind Friend and Sister, Known for Her Empathy and Compassion
Kathy Kiley of Peabody, 63, died after a short illness on December 26 in Beverly Hospital.
Kathy was born in Winthrop to Anna and Paul Kiley. She graduated from Winthrop High School, class of 1975, and the Burdett School and had a lifelong career in the medical field, most recently employed by Lahey Home Health Care where she worked for the past 14 years.
Kathy was devoted to her family and friends and was known for her empathy and compassion. She was named godmother many times throughout her life and there was no child, dog or cat who she did not adore. She was a warm, kind and thoughtful friend and sister. She was also the first person her nieces called for any significant milestone – from career news to family accomplishments and from life’s disappointments to everyday happenings. She was viewed by her family as a second mother and grandmother and was loved dearly. Her laugh, her interest in others and her complete all-encompassing love, particularly for her nieces and nephew and their children, will be sorely missed.
Kathy was preceded in death by her parents, her sister, Patricia and her brother, Paul. She is survived by her sister, Ellen Kiley Raposa, her brother-in-law, Charles Randall, her nieces, Michelle Randall Burrows, Julie Randall Chachus, Jennifer Randall Crosby, Krisann Kiley and Lauren Raposa along with her nephew, Rob Michael Raposa. She is also survived by her great nephews, Josh and Jacob Crosby, Zachary and Benjamin Chachus, Connor Burrows, her great niece, Meagan Burrows, and her lifelong friends, Val Spinale and her family and Ruth Earley.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made in Kathy’s name to the Northeast Animal Shelter, Salem MA. Due to COVID restrictions, a memorial for Kathy will be held sometime in the spring or summer.
To sign the online guestbook, go to www.caggianofuneralhome.com.
Arrangements under the direction of the Caggiano-O’Maley-Frazier Funeral Home, Winthrop
Victoria Ellen Lyons
Mass Medical Society Retiree
Victoria Ellen (Delaney) Lyons, 93, of Winthrop, passed away peacefully on December 23rd.
Born and raised on Leyden Street, Orient Heights, East Boston, “Vicki” was the beloved daughter of Virginia (Lagomarsino) and James Delaney, beloved wife of the late Paul A. Lyons, Sr., devoted mother of sons: Paul A. Lyons, Jr. and his wife, Kerry of Palm Beach Gardens, FL, the late Leonard M. Lyons of Winthrop, Steven W. Lyons and his wife, Karen of Hanson, Dennis P. Lyons and his wife, Terry of Tarpon Springs, FL, Richard A. Lyons and his wife, April Mae of Tarpon Springs, FL, Jeffrey W. Lyons and his wife, Holly of Somerville, and her daughter, Patricia A. (Lyons) Donoghue and her husband James of Foxboro.
A graduate of Girl’s High School in Boston, Vicki was employed in many office roles in downtown Boston. After marrying and once her children were grown, she became a “working mom” and held a position with the Massachusetts Medical Society, Post Graduate Medical Institute, coordinating continuing education for many of Boston’s finest physicians.
Vicki was part of a family of 14 brothers and sisters and many, many nieces and nephews and their children with whom she always kept in close contact – keeping up to date on the events of their lives, sharing their joys as well as their sorrows.
Our family home, always neat and clean, was often the gathering place for all the aunts, uncles and cousins and we have many wonderful memories of our times together. There was always a pot of coffee on for chats, tears or laughs and she taught each of her children the importance of making friends and family feel welcome.
An avid reader, she read many books about American and European history and read the Boston Globe from cover to end every day. She travelled to the Italian Riviera to visit her mother and grandmother’s homeland, the village of Lagomarsino and nearby Genoa, Portofino and Rapallo. She also visited the British Virgin Islands in the Caribbean, tour guided by her sea captain son, Paul.
Vicki adored her grandchildren and great grandchildren who were a constant source of pride and happiness to her. She loved their visits and hearing all about what was happening in their lives – always ready to tell a great story and share lots of advice and wisdom.
Her children loved growing up in Winthrop By The Sea and with many happy memories we will cherish the sights, sounds and colors of the ocean as we know she did.
Given these uncertain times with the pandemic, our family would like to be sure everyone stays safe. A formal service will not be held but the family will plan a Celebration of Life gathering in the Spring. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Victoria’s memory to Boston Children’s Hospital or Care Dimensions Hospice Care, Danvers, MA.
To sign the online guestbook, go to www.caggianofuneralhome.com.
Arrangements under the direction of the Caggiano-O’Maley-Frazier Funeral Home, Winthrop.
Retired Winthrop Public School Teacher’s Aide
Adelaide R. (Mastrangello) Gallo of Winthrop, formerly of East Boston, passed away on December 21. She was 82 years old.
The beloved wife of the late James G. Gallo, she was born in East Boston, the cherished daughter of the late Rocco and Philomena (Manfredonia) Mastrangelo.
Prior to her retirement, Adelaide worked as a teacher’s aide in the Winthrop Public School System.
Adelaide was the devoted mother of Margie Hughes and her husband, Peter of Braintree, Karen Donnelly and her late husband, John of East Boston, Christine Gallo, Jim Gallo and his wife, Kathy, David Gallo, Diane Romano and her husband, Anthony, all of Winthrop, and Andrew Gallo and his wife, Michelle of Franklin; adored grandmother of Amanda, Shauna, David, Bridget, Andy, Joseph, Matthew, Anthony, Nicholas, James, Frank, and Christopher; dear sister of John Mastrangelo
and his wife, Bernice of Lynnfield and the late Mary Lou Gaeta and her late
husband, Louis of East Boston. She is also survived by many nieces and
Her Funeral Mass was celebrated on Monday, December 28, in St. John the Evangelist Church, Winthrop. Interment was in Winthrop Cemetery (Belle Isle Section). Funeral arrangements were by the Maurice W. Kirby Funeral Home, 210 Winthrop St., Winthrop. To sign her guestbook, please visit: www.mauricekirbyfh.com
William Patrick Olsson
Member of 1964 WHS Hall of Fame undefeated NEC Football Champions
William “Bill” Patrick Olsson, 73, died December 25 at home in Vero Beach, FL. Born and raised in Winthrop, Bill graduated from Winthrop High School and was a member of the 1964 WHS Hall of Fame undefeated NEC Football Champions. Bill attended Arizona State University where he attained his pilot’s license. Bill retired as an auto mechanic and small engine pilot and moved with Debbie to Florida. Bill is survived by Debra E. Silck of Vero Beach, the love of his life and soulmate of 20 years; his twin, Ronald of Fuguay Varina, North Carolina; Fred and his wife, Glade of Hudson, Florida; Dr. Carl and his wife, Mary of New Rochelle, New York; sister, Ambia Smith and her husband, Kenneth of Manchester by the Sea, daughter, Dawn Olsson Milne of Magnolia, Texas; and stepdaughters, Kelly Lounsbury and her husband, Geoff, of Winthrop and Kimberly Dufresne and her husband, Jeff, of Cumberland, Rhode Island. Bill was “Grandpa” to five step-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents, Charles and Ruth (Bostrom) Olsson. Memorial contributions, in his memory may be made to an animal shelter of your choice. At the request of the family, funeral services are private. Arrangements by Thomas S. Lowther Funeral Home & Crematory, Vero Beach. An online guestbook is available at www.lowtherfamily.com