Obituaries 07-29-2021

Eugenia Cerulli

Retired Winthrop High School guidance secretary

Eugenia H. (Genia) Cerulli passed away peacefully on July 25. 

Mrs. Cerulli retired from Winthrop High School as the guidance secretary. 

The wife of the late Ralph (Fred)  Cerulli, she was the loving mother of Paul (Sheila) Hagan, Keri DeArville (Kevin Janielis) of Winthrop,   Mark (Donna) Hagan, Gina (Dave) Wallwork, of Florida, Joel Hagan (former wife, Karen) of Amesbury and Dawn (Keith) Manning of Winthrop; adored grandmother to Paul, Shawn and Shannon Hagan, Jillian and Sarah DeArville,  Mark McGrath Hagan, Noelle and Madison Wallwork, Bianca, Justin and Joel Hagan and Keith and Kaycee Manning; great grandmother to four and loving aunt and great aunt to many nieces and nephews and the beloved sister of Patricia McGee, Norma Gobiel, Joan Pitts, Brenda and Joe Bertino and the late Charles Beattie; sister-in-law to Dee Cerulli, Judy Jalbert and Patricia Hagan.  She also leaves behind many, many friends including her dear lifelong friends: Pat Wall, Abby Capodanno, Carol Bailey, Barbara Ambrose Pothier and the late Claire Watt Flynn.

 Family and friends are cordially invited to attend the visitation from the Caggiano-O’Maley-Fraziier Funeral Home 147 Winthrop St., Winthrop today, Thursday, July 29 from 4 to 8 p.m. The funeral will be conducted from the funeral home on Friday, July 30 at 9 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. John the Evangelist Church, 320 Winthrop St., Winthrop at 10 a.m. Services will conclude with interment in the Cross Street section of Winthrop Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made to Winthrop Charities at or to Viking Pride at

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Muriel J. Colson

Retired Morgan Stanley Switchboard operator

Muriel J. Colson, 85, of Winthrop, formerly of Revere, passed away at the Everett Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in Everett on July 14.

Born in Winthrop, the beloved daughter of the late Eva P. (Raynard) and Charles H. VanWart, prior to her retirement, she worked as a switchboard operator for Morgan Stanley.

She was the devoted wife of the late Richard J. Colson and the loving mother of Bradley Boyton and the late Alan VanWart; the dear sister of the late Harry VanWart, Frank VanWart, George VanWart and Ernest VanWart; beloved aunt of Evalie Gray, David VanWart and Christine VanWart, all of Winthrop, Richard VanWart of Leicester and the late Robert VanWart. She is also survived by her beloved cat, Marshmallow.

A graveside service was held in the Belle Isle section of Winthrop Cemetery on Monday, July 19.

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

Sr. Mary Louise Graziano SNDdeN

Ministered in education and managed Lawrence homeless shelter

Sr. Mary Louise Graziano, SNDdeN, formerly Sr. Julie Peter, 82, died on Monday, July 26 at Notre Dame Healthcare in Worcester.

Born in Malden, Sister Mary Lou was the daughter of the late William and Ruth (O’Neil) Graziano. She ministered in education in Worcester, East Boston, South Boston, Lawrence, Wakefield and Salem, NH. She was also the manager for the Shelter for the Homeless in Lawrence.

Sister Mary Lou is survived by her brother, Rev. Peter N. Graziano of Winthrop; the Sisters of SNDdeN; as well as many cousins. She was predeceased by her infant sister, Mary.

Donations in Sister Mary Lou’s memory may be made to The Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur, 351 Broadway, Everett, MA 02149.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend visitation in St. John the Evangelist Church, 320 Winthrop St., Winthrop on Monday, August 2 from 9:30 to 11 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass at 11:30 a.m. Interment at Belle Isle Cemetery in Winthrop.

Arrangements by Bisbee-Porcella Funeral Home. For directions and condolences

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