Metropolitan Meat Company Owner and Proprietor
Michael K. Gahan of Winthrop passed away on December 26. He was 73 years old. Mike was the beloved husband of Elizabeth A. â€œBetsyâ€ (Baker) Gahan.
Mike was known as Metro Mike, Commodore, and Kitchen Boy. He was noted for his smoking jacket, cribbage board, bad sailing, ardent obit reading, love of spumoni ice cream and his passion for 007 movies.
Mike is survived by his siblings: Sheila Betasso, Maura Pfeiffer, Rev. Col. Timothy M. Gahan USMC (Ret.), Heidi Newell, Colleen McFall, Madonna Hogue and many nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by his brothers, Patrick Gahan and Theodore Gahan.
Mike was the owner and proprietor of Metropolitan Meat Company. He served as the Centennial Commodore of the Cottage Park Yacht Club, was a member of Coral Reef Yacht Club and the Clover Club. His proudest achievement was his 55 years of volunteering as a Kitchen Boy for Camp Fatima Exceptional Citizens Week.
Visiting hours will be held in the Maurice W. Kirby Funeral Home, 210 Winthrop St.. Winthrop today, Thursday, December 30 from 4 to 8 p.m.
Mikeâ€™s funeral will be held from the Funeral Home on Friday, December 31 at 9 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Michael the Archangel Parish (St. John the Evangelist Church) 320 Winthrop St. Winthrop at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited.
Mikeâ€™s Mass can be watched via livestream by going to the parish website and clicking on the livestream link. Interment will follow in Oak Grove Cemetery-Medford.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: MGH Pancreatic Surgical Research Fund c/o Dr. Carlos Fernandez del Castillo, 55 Fruit St, Boston, Ma 02114 or to Friends of Fatima, 32 Fatima Rd. Gilmanton Ironworks, NH 03837. For guestbook, please visit: www.mauricekirbyfh.com.
Mary Rita Harrington
Her Family was her Greatest Joy
Mary Rita Harrington, the light of her familyâ€™s life, entered heaven on Christmas morning, December 25 (her motherâ€™s birthday) at the age of 78. She shared her final days with the people she loved the most.
Born and raised in Somerville, she was the devoted daughter of the late Rita (McGowan) and Arthur J. Harington. Mary spent her childhood surrounded by extended family. She moved to Winthrop when she was in high school. After graduating from Winthrop High, she went to work in the insurance industry, starting out at USF&G and finally retiring from Mass Fair Plan.
Mary loved being outdoors. She particularly loved the ocean. In her younger days she enjoyed swimming, boating, and waterskiing. As she grew older, she spent time kayaking and riding her bike.
Mary was a kind and generous woman who made a positive impact on the lives of many. She easily recognized both humans and animals in need and she had a passion for caring for them.
Her greatest joy was her family. Beloved by her sisters, Rita Quirk, Carol Adamson and Ann Crossman, all of Winthrop, who will carry with them the memory of her unselfish nature and loving spirit. Cherished by her nieces, Dawn Letterie (Jim), Tracy Carlsen (Chris), Robin Murphy (Mark), Kelly Adamson (Tommy), and Jill Buccini. They will remember her as the â€œfun auntâ€ who was always there for them when they needed her.
Adored by her great nieces and nephews: Taylor, Shannon, Mark, Jake, Jenna, Ryan, and Heather. She was an active presence in their lives and they will treasure the memories they made together forever.
Mary was predeceased by her younger brother, Buddy.
Family and friends are cordially invited to attend the visitation from the Maurice W. Kirby Funeral Home, 210 Winthrop St., Winthrop, today, Thursday, December 30 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. followed by a service in the funeral home beginning at 11:30 a.m. Interment will be in Winthrop Cemetery.â€‹
As Mary was a lover of animals, especially cats, memorial donations in her honor are asked for the Northeast Animal Shelter at neas.org/together. .
To sign Maryâ€™s guestbook, please visit: www.mauricekirbyfh.com.
Proud Owner of Linwood Grooming in Linwood, NJ
Lisa M. Magnasco of Galloway, NJ., formerly of Winthrop, passed away unexpectedly on December 28. She was 50 years old. Lisa loved animals and was the proud owner of Linwood Grooming in Linwood, NJ. The beloved wife of George Bruce Homan, Sr., she was born in Malden, the cherished daughter of Geraldine (Ahern) and the late James A. â€œJimmy Maggâ€ Magnasco of Winthrop. Lisa was the dear sister of Jeralyn P. Zuffante and her husband, Christopher, Deborah A. Dâ€™Andrea, Dena M. White and her husband, Matthew all of Winthrop, and James A. Magnasco Jr. and his wife, Susan of East Boston. She was the loving aunt of 11 nieces and nephews. Lisaâ€™s funeral will be held from the Maurice W. Kirby Funeral Home, 210 Winthrop St., Winthrop, on Tuesday, January 4, at 9 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Michael the Archangel Parish (St. John the Evangelist Church) 320 Winthrop St., Winthrop at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited. Burial will follow in Winthrop Cemetery (Belle Isle Section). Visiting hours will be held at the funeral home on Monday, January 3, from 4 to 8 p.m. To sign Lisaâ€™s guestbook, please visit: www.mauricekirbyfh.comÂ Â