Known Around Winthrop for Her Fierce Loyalty, Fiesty Personality and Incredible Baked Goods
Pauline McLaughlin, 77, passed away peacefully in the early afternoon of March 22 surrounded by her family.
Although her family is saddened by her death, they are comforted by the fact that she will be joining her son, Dennis B. McLaughlin II., in heaven.
Pauline is survived by her husband, Dennis McLaughlin, her daughter, Kim McLaughlin Mangino and significant-other Scott Ciafardoni of Peabody, her daughter, Pauline “Chickie” McLaughlin Boyajian and her husband, Richard Boyajian of Winthrop. She was known as Memere to her six grandchildren: Hayley, Mikey, Krystle, Ryan, Shealagh and Olivia.
Pauline was born in Lewiston, ME to Melvin and Elizabeth Mayberry and was the loving sister of Nancy McDonald, Juliette Kelly, Elizabeth Conway, the late Patricia Duplin, the late Marilyn Mckeogh, the late Peter Mayberry, and the late Melvin Mayberry. She was a member of the Gainesville High School class of 1961 and an honorary member of the Winthrop High School, Class of 1961, since upon graduation in Texas, Pauline immediately moved back to Winthrop to be with the love of her life, Dennis McLaughlin.
Around Winthrop, Pauline was known for her fierce loyalty, feisty personality and incredible baked goods. Her whoopie pies were second to none. She was a caregiver to many Winthrop residents, and their children. She could often be found on her front porch, keeping watch on the neighborhood. Pauline will be remembered as a loving Mother, Wife, and Memere who was always there to protect the ones she loved.
Visiting hours will be held in the Maurice W. Kirby Funeral Home, 210 Winthrop St., Winthrop today, Thursday, March 25 from 4 to 8 p.m. Her Funeral will be held from the Funeral Home on Friday, March 26 at 9 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. John the Evangelist Church-Winthrop at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited. Interment will follow in Winthrop Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in Pauline’s name to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital 501 St. Jude PL. Memphis, TN. 38105. To sign Pauline’s guestbook, please visit: www.mauricekirbyfh.com.
U.S. Postal Service Retiree and Former Winthrop Youth Sports Coach
John H. “Jack” Godfrey lost a brief but valiant battle with cancer at home surrounded by his family on March 12.
Born in Chelsea, Jack graduated from Chelsea High School and enlisted in the U.S. Army serving in Vietnam. After an honorable discharge, he graduated from Boston State College. He worked for the US Postal Service from 1968 through 2020.
Jack loved sports. He played baseball, football, basketball, and softball into his 40’s. When his sons were old enough to play, he started coaching and continued well after they graduated from youth sports. He coached baseball, basketball, and soccer in Winthrop. When he wasn’t playing or coaching sports, he was watching his sons and grandsons play or traveling to watch them play. He visited many baseball fields and hockey rinks in New England and more exotic locations like California, Florida, Maryland, Nebraska, New York, Spain, and Sweden to watch his sons and grandsons play. He even left the hospital last year in time to watch a MIAA hockey tournament game.
His garden was his second passion and he was constantly adding to it. He could not drive by a nursery without purchasing another ornamental grass or shrub. There could be 20 blueberry plants in his small yard. The birds thank him.
Jack is survived by his wife of almost 50 years, Patricia (Lane) Godfrey and his two sons, Christopher J. (Jennifer) Godfrey of Rowley and Daniel E. (Erin) of Winthrop and his three grandchildren, Tyler, Zachary and Amaya. He is survived by his sisters, Ellen Godfrey of Chelsea, Catherine Raso of Everett and MaryJane Gildea of North Andover and a large extended family including brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, many loving nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents, Joseph S. Godfrey and Catherine (French) Godfrey and his brothers, Joseph Godfrey of Bradford and Thomas Godfrey of Chelsea.
A celebration of Jack’s life will take place on Saturday, June 5 at St. Michael the Archangel Parish, St. John the Evangelist Church, 320 Winthrop Street, Winthrop. Calling hours will be at the church from 10 until 11:30 a.m. A Funeral mass will follow and burial will be in the Belle Isle section of Winthrop Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Viking Pride (vikingpride.org) or Care Dimensions Hospice, 75 Sylvan Street, Suite B-102, Danvers, MA 01923 or online @www.CareDimensions.org. To sign the online guestbook, go to www.caggianofuneralhome.com.
Arrangements under the direction of the Caggiano-O’Maley-Frazier Funeral Home, Winthrop.
JoAnn Long of Winthrop and Lake Worth, Florida passed away at the Wellington Regional Medical Center in Florida on February 22. She was 70 years old.
Born in Revere and a longtime resident of Winthrop, she was the beloved daughter of the late Alice (Ryan) and Joseph Alinkowitz and worked as a registered nurse for the Danvers Public School System.
She was the devoted wife of Frederick G. Long and the loving mother of Frederick G. Long, Jr. of Miami, Florida, Joseph Long and his wife, Stephanie of Tampa, Florida and Christopher Long and his wife, Jess of Omaha, Nebraska; dear sister of Alyce Walsh of California and cherished grandmother of Tianna, Rileigh, Jax and Tanner.
The funeral was conducted from the Caggiano-O’Maley-Frazier Funeral Home, Winthrop on Wednesday, March 24 followed by a Funeral Mass in St. John the Evangelist Church. Fr. Peter Graziano celebrated the Mass and offered prayers at the interment in the Belle Isle section of Winthrop Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Jimmy Fund at www.dana-farber.org.
To sign the online guestbook, go to www.caggianofuneralhome.com.