Obituaries 06-10-2021

Florence Lindquist

Devoted Wife and Mother

Florence J. (O’Brien) Lindquist, 91, of Winthrop passed away on June 5.

The beloved wife of the late Donald J. Lindquist, she was born in Malden, the cherished daughter of the late John and Selma (Swanson) O’Brien.

Prior to her retirement, Florence worked as a secretary for the Peabody and Lane Steamship Company. She was a devoted wife and loving mother to her children and family.

Florence was the devoted mother of Paul J. Lindquist and Robert J. Lindquist and his wife, Jesselyn, (formerly of Bacolod City, Philippines), all of Winthrop; the dear sister of the late Grace McMorris, Helen O’Brien, Frances O’Brien and John O’Brien.

She is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.

Visiting hours will be held in the Maurice W. Kirby Funeral Home, 210 Winthrop St., Winthrop today, Thursday, June 10, from 4 to 6 p.m. Her funeral will be held from the funeral home on Friday, June 11 at 9 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Michael the Archangel Parish (formerly St. John the Evangelist Church), Winthrop at 10 a.m.

Relatives and friends are invited. Interment will be in Puritan Lawn Cemetery, Peabody.

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Amy Southwick

Avid Reader and Devoted Red Sox Fan

Amy (Goffin) Southwick of Winthrop passed away Tuesday, June 1 at the age of 81.

An avid reader and devoted fan of the Boston Red Sox, she was the beloved wife of the late Lawrence Southwick, caring daughter of the late Rose (Meshon) and Gerald Goffin of West Palm Beach, FL; loving mother of Wendy (Silverman) and her husband, Kevin Corkhum of Winthrop and Gary L. Silverman of Winthrop; adoring grandmother of Joshua and Lindsay Corkhum, both of Winthrop; cherished Sister of Karen and her late husband, Thomas Canavan of Boyton Beach, FL and aunt and cousin to many other beloved family members.

A graveside service was held in the Sharon Memorial Park in Sharon on Sunday, June 6.

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

Dante William Crisafi

Now with Jesus

Dante William Crisafi of Revere passed into the loving embrace of Jesus on Friday, June 4.  God tells us that children are a blessing and a gift.  Their spirits are filled with innocence joy and laughter.  Jesus tells us to be like children and come to him full of faith and trust.

Born on December 6, 2001, Dante was the beloved son of Mary, cherished grandson of Jean and William Crisafi.  He is survived by many loving aunts and uncles: Ann Preston of Lynnfield, Barbara and Tom Burns of Winthrop, Stephen and Laurie Crisafi of New Hampshire, Liz and Steve Snook of Melrose, Alba Frasco of Wilmington, Norberto Perez of Boston and his very special Uncle Rob Preston and Kim of Revere; cousins: Ann Marie and Andy, Janice and Scott and Markie; Bianca, Anthony and Gillian; Jennifer, Big Chris, Alyssa, Dusty,  Jonathan, Kerin and Emily and his second cousins: little Christopher, Baby Brady and soon to arrive, Angela.  

He was unique. He was loving. He was kind to children, the homeless, the vulnerable. He was charming. He was business savvy and one way or the other he got what he needed.  He adored his grandmother Nanny.

When one says “I grew up in the church,” for Dante it was truth.  Many nights Dante and his mom would enter Holy Rosary in Winthrop as it was left open for all to pray.  It was there that Dante learned how to operate microphones and the sound system left for Sunday service.  That was the beginning of his love of music and his moniker that he carried for life, “DJ Dante.”  He was an altar server at Holy Rosary.  When a parishioner lost his son to a heart attack, in an attempt to make the dad feel better, young Dante presented him with a little piece of paper that said, “I’m sorry about your son…I will be your son.”

Dante loved spending time with his dogs, Dexter and Mr. Todo and his cat, Lucia, all of whom he chose to join his family.  He had a fondness for fast cars.

Dante was a graduate of the Early Education Center (EEC) in East Boston where he was known as the Mayor.  He was a student at the Manville School in Boston and continued his education at Seaport Academy in Chelsea.  He stood out at his schools as kind and caring to other students and became the school’s musical go to guy.

He was a fighter who battled many challenges; his biggest being most recently with the disease of addiction and, like so many before him, the disease won. While he was not here for long, for those of us who were blessed to have shared time with him, he captured our hearts for eternity.

Be with Jesus my kind hearted young man. You have lots of work ahead of you as you help Him help other young kids, as you return to pure love and your struggles are no more……

Family and friends are cordially invited to attend the visitation today, Thursday, June 10,  from the Caggiano-O’Maley-Frazier Funeral Home, 147 Winthrop St., Winthrop from 9 to 11 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. John the Evangelist Church, 320 Winthrop St., Winthrop at 11:30 a.m. Services will conclude with the interment in Winthrop Cemetery.

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Charles Peters

Member of Winthrop Elks

Charles (Charley) Peters, 71, of Winthrop, died on June 4.

Charley was raised and worked as a police officer in Savannah, GA. While working as a police officer, he earned his Bachelor of Laws Degree at John Marshall Law School Atlanta, GA. He was a commissioned officer in the US Army, a 1st Lieutenant in the Armored Division. He worked at FedEx as one of the first couriers in Savannah and as both an Operations Manager in San Antonio, Texas and Savannah, GA and a Senior Manager in Lubbock, TX. He met his wife through work and moved to New England.  After leaving FedEx, he held other management positions and has been retired for the past 15 years.

He was an avid football fan and especially loved the University of Georgia Bulldogs as well as the Atlanta Falcons and New England Patriots. He was an animal lover and will be reunited with his beloved dog, Lulu. He was a member of the Winthrop Elks lodge 1078.

Born in West Virginia on January 29, 1950, the son of the late Beatrice and Maurice Peters, he was the loving husband of Susan (Davis) Peters of Winthrop, father of Rachel Peters and her partner, Angel Duke of Savannah, GA , brother of the late Nancy Tirado, Mary Beth Graham and her husband, Gene Graham and Nora Holloway, uncle to many nieces and nephews, all of Savannah GA and the dear brother-in-law of Marjorie Davis and her husband, Joseph Nazoa of San Francisco, CA..

His funeral will be held in Savannah, GA where he will be laid to rest. A celebration of life will be held later this summer in Winthrop. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of your choice.

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

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