Obituaries 08-26-2021

Sally Tabbut

Of Winthop

The Knight family lost its last member of the Silent Generation when Sally L. (Knight) Tabbut of Winthrop passed on at age 92 on July 16.

She was predeceased by her beloved brother and sister, Harry and Jane, and her husband, Donald Tabbut. She is survived by her children: Janice (Jon), Linda and Doug, her grandchildren: Emily, Robyn (Teanna), Rachel (Shayna), and Brenna and her great grandson, Jackson.

Donations in her name can be made to St. John’s Episcopal Church, Bowdoin St, Winthrop, MA. 02152.

A celebration of life service will be held in the Spring. Mom, we will miss you!

Funeral arrangements were from the Maurice W. Kirby Funeral Home 210 Winthrop St. Winthrop. To sign Sally’s guestbook, please visit:

Frank Alba

Of Winthop

Frank M. Alba of Winthrop passed away suddenly on July 22. He was 64 years old.

After graduating high school, Frank served in the U.S. Navy from 1976-1980.

Interment with Navy Honors was held on Tuesday, August 24 in the Massachusetts National Cemetery in


Funeral arrangements were from the Maurice W. Kirby Funeral Home, 210 Winthrop St., Winthrop. To sign Frank’s guestbook, please visit: 

John Joseph McCann, Sr.

April 12, 1937 – August 16, 2021

John Joseph “Jack” McCann Sr., formerly of Winthrop, passed away with dignity and grace on August 16 at his home in Plant City, Florida.  A resident of Plant City since 1988, Mr. McCann was born in St. Louis, Missouri to Edith (Capriglioni) and Chester McCann. He grew up on the “hill” in St. Louis and attended Christian Brothers College High School on a full basketball scholarship.

He briefly served in the US Army before joining the United States Coast Guard where most of his time of duty was spent on the “East Wind.”

He moved to Boston where in 1959 he married Mary McCann (Scapicchio), May 29, 1939 – August 21, 2005. They had four children: John, Stephanie, Tracy and Stacy (June 4, 1967- March 11, 1997). In the early 1970’s, they moved their family from the North End of Boston to Winthrop.

During his long residence here in Winthrop, no one who met “Jack” can forget his dedication to his family and community. He served as an Auxiliary Police Officer as well as a coach to many young men of Winthrop’s Little league, Pony League, Pewee and Bantam hockey teams. He was also a member and volunteer of the Beachmont V.F.W. There his passion for music was routinely on display as the featured drummer in many of the local bands that performed there.

In 1988 he and his wife moved to Plant City, FL. While there, in 2004 he retired from an eclectic life of employment ranging from plumbing to law enforcement, doing his favorite job — driving a truck.  

He will be remembered for his generous smile, teasing jokes, his loyal friendship, mentoring of young athletes and his unfailing work ethic.

As he ascends to join his wife, Mary, daughter, Stacey, his mother, Edith and father, Chester, his memory will be cherished and kept alive by his surviving loved ones: his children: Stephanie, Tracy and John; his sisters, Shirley Roderique and Verdi McCann; his in-law children: Sharon Patrick, Joseph Doyle and Gary Joyner; his grandchildren: Maria Doyle, Samantha Szapanos, Brian P. Collins Jr. “BJ”, Jessica McCann, Alison, McCann and his greatgrandchildren:

Kathleen Lockwood, Ziva Lockwood, Zayne Thomas Barlow, and Axel Alan Barlow. Other surviving family and loved ones are James Scapicchio, Sebastian Scapicchio, Lydia Nuzzo (Scapicchio), Florence Scapicchio, Maria Scapicchio, Peter Scapicchio, Gregory, Scapicchio, Alexa Scapicchio, Eddie Scapicchio, Martin Roderique, Daniel Roderique, Susanne Arndt (Roderique), Josh Lockwood, and Brain P. Collins Sr.

The family wishes to thank everyone for their support and prayers. Thank you to the Wells Memorial and Event Center for their thoughtful assistance. The family will announce a memorial service sometime this fall to be held at Memorial Park cemetery in Plant City, Fla.

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