Obituaries 07-27-2023

Marie Censullo

She Will Be Missed, Remembered and Forever Loved

Family and friends are respectfully invited to attend visiting hours on Friday, July 28, from 4 to 8 p.m. in the Vertuccio Smith & Vazza Beechwood Home for Funerals, 262 Beach St., for Marie A. Censullo, who passed from this life on Thursday, July 20, in the loving presence of her family and in the comfort of her home following a long illness. She was 94 years old. A funeral Mass will be celebrated on Saturday, July 29,  at 10 a.m. in St. Michael the Archangel Parish, 320 Winthrop St., Winthrop. Interment immediately following will be in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden.

Marie was born in Revere on June 18, 1929 to the late Joseph and Josephine (DePaula) Perna. One of six children, she was raised and educated in Revere and was a graduate of Revere High School, Class of 1947. She married Alfred Censullo in 1954 and they moved to East Boston where they began their life and family together.

Marie was a proud mother of six children and she went to work when the children were in school. She worked various jobs, including as a bookkeeper and office manager. Marie’s faith was an extremely important aspect of her life. She was a faithful and daily communicant at St. John the Evangelist Church in Winthrop. She was also an active member of the Third Order of Mary at Immaculate Conception Church in Revere. Faith and family went hand and hand. Her children and grandchildren were the definition of her heart and soul. She will be missed, remembered, and forever loved.

She was the devoted wife of 53 years of the late Alfred P. “Freddie” Censullo;  the loving mother of Peter J. Censullo and his wife, Kathleen of Rowley, Joseph A. Censullo and his wife, Anne of Lynn, Deacon Alfred P. Censullo, Jr. and his wife, Rose of No. Greenbush, NY, Paul V. Censullo and his wife, Joann of Stoneham, Jennifer A. Pisarik and her husband, Kris of Chelmsford and Maria Mazzone and her husband, Mario of Winthrop; cherished grandmother of David Censullo and his wife, Jacqueline of Lynn, Dr. Elizabeth Pisarik and her husband, Dr. Michael Epstein of Somerville, Alyssa O’Hare and her husband, Sean of Chelmsford, Kristi Bray and her husband, Greg of Jamaica Plan, Erica Mazzone of Loma Linda, CA, Dr. Jennie Pisarik of Boston, Mario Mazzone and Michael Mazzone, both of Winthrop, Alex Censullo of Boston and Peter Censullo of Rowley; adored great grandmother of Emmie, June, Will, Quinn, and Grace; dear sister of the late Louise Spallone, Carmine Perna, Domenic Perna, Joseph Perna, and Josephine Lettney. She is also lovingly survived by many nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Restoration Fund at St. Michael the Archangel Parish, 320 Winthrop St., Winthrop.

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Funeral arrangements entrusted to the care and direction of the Vertuccio Smith and Vazza Beechwood Home for Funerals.

Mary Gagliardi

Loving Mother, Grandmother and Great Grandmother

Mary (Zecchino) Gagliardi of Winthrop, formerly of East Boston, passed away on Thursday, July 20 after complications with dementia. She was 99 years old.

 Mary was a loving mother, grandmother and great grandmother. She was a strong, beautiful, saucy, smart and creative woman. She was a part of the greatest generation. Calvin Coolidge was president; movie tickets were 25 cents and the average price of a house was $7000. Mary lived through many of America’s best and worst of times; including the Jazz Age, Great Depression and WWII. Being a woman of those times brought the burden of filling the man’s place in sports, business, and child rearing. Mary did her part by being a seamstress, sewing together military uniforms for our soldiers during WWII.

She married her husband, Angelo, of 72 years, and stayed home to raise her children. When her children grew, Mary worked in a factory on Bennington Street in East Boston as a seamstress and ended her career as an office manager of a store in Boston.

Mary loved to cook. She had her family over every Sunday for a home cooked meal. Everyone knew where they sat, they pitched in and had lots of fun. There was singing and dancing and celebrations in Nana’s house. When Mary wasn’t cooking, you could find her in her rocking chair crocheting a blanket for one of her family members. Mary and her husband frequently took the bus on an adventure to Foxwoods.

Mary, or Nana, as the kids called her, will be greatly missed.

 She was the devoted wife of the late Angelo Gagliardi, and the loving mother of Samuel Gagliardi and his late wife, Barbara and Rosanne Tranfaglia and her husband, John. She was the cherished grandmother of Kristin Coffey, Jodi Rice and her husband, Chuck, Mark Gagliardi and Joey Gagliardi; Great grandmother of Kristina, Thomas, Avalina, John, Giana, Jack, Julia, Giovanni, Matilda and Ayah, and she is also survived by a sister and she had several late brothers and sisters.

 Services and interment were private.

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

John Sennott

Retired Owner and Operator of Showcase Laundromat in Winthrop

John L. Sennott of Winthrop passed away peacefully on July 20, just a few months short of his 80th birthday. John was the longtime loving companion of Christine O’Brien.

Born in Cambridge, he was the cherished son of the late George and Katherine (Langton) Sennott.

John worked for many years as a bank examiner for the Commonwealth of MA and then as a bank executive and loan officer in various Massachusetts community banks. In later years, John owned and operated a small business (Showcase Laundromat) in Winthrop with many devoted customers and employees until retiring again last year.

John was the devoted father of John (Jack) L. Sennott Jr. and his wife, Donna of Simsbury, CT, Kevin Sennott and his wife, Colleen of Warwick, RI and Heather and Kelly Sennott, both of Winthrop. He was the adored grandfather (Papa) of Katherine, Rachel, Brian, Anna and Elizabeth Sennott and Alanna Hernandez and her husband, Antonio, Kevin Sennott and his long-time companion, Anna Doten, Samantha Legere and her husband, Anthony and loving great-grandfather of Sadie Grace Legere and the dear brother of the late George Sennott. John was the former husband of Grace M. (Conway) Sennott of Winthrop.

A resident of Winthrop for over 60 years, John leaves many friends, nieces and nephews, both in Winthrop and in Florida.

John’s funeral service will be held in the Maurice W. Kirby Funeral Home, 210 Winthrop St., Winthrop, today, Thursday, July 27 at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited. Interment will be in Winthrop Cemetery (Belle Isle Section.) Donations can be made to WINARC, P.O. Box 520240 Winthrop, MA 02152 or to Friends of Fatima, 32 Fatima Road, Gilmanton Iron Works, NH 03837.To sign John’s guestbook, please visit:

Diane Montgomery

She Was Happiest Spending Time With Her Family

Diane F. (Bachini) Montgomery, a life-long resident of Winthrop, passed away on July 18, at the age of 78.

The wife of Thomas S. Montgomery, she was the beloved mother of Tom Montgomery and his wife, Heidi of Winthrop, Steven Montgomery of Connecticut, Jennifer Barrett and her husband, Brannon of Colorado and Paul Montgomery and his wife, Maria of Stoneham; loving “Nana” of Emma, Ally, Sean, Anna, Madelyn, Thea, Sam, Jackson and Miles; dear sister of Dorothy Marchant, Jean Veno, Muriel Connolly, Paul Bachini, Mary Lou Bachini and the late Dan Bachini. She is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.

Diane was happiest spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren. She worked for many years as an Administrative Assistant, most recently for the Winthrop Public Schools. She was also an active member of the Winthrop Catholic Women’s Club.

Diane’s funeral was held from the Maurice W. Kirby Funeral Home, 210 Winthrop St., Winthrop on Saturday, July 22 followed by a Funeral Mass in St. John the Evangelist Church (St. Michael’s Parish)-Winthrop. Interment was in Winthrop Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, please make contributions in Diane’s memory to the MGH Fund (

Rose Saulnier

She Loved Cooking, Dancing and Being With Her Grandchildren

Rose M. (LeBlanc) Saulnier of Winthrop passed away on July 19. She was 92 years old. The beloved wife of the late Louis P. Saulnier, she was born in Mavillette, Nova Scotia, Canada, the cherished daughter of the late Bazil and Helene (LeBlanc) LeBlanc. Rose loved cooking Rappie Pie, quilting, dancing at the French Club and being with her grandchildren for all their birthday parties and events. She was the devoted mother of Linda Coles and her husband, Robert of Bedford, NH, Donna Wood and her husband, Randall of Manchester, NH, Alan Saulnier and his wife, Janice of Derry, NH, Philip L. Saulnier of Pepperell, Brian Saulnier and his wife, Kris of Blackstone, MA and Carol M. Saulnier of Winthrop. She was the adored grandmother of 10 and great-grandmother of seven and the dear sister of Angelina Kaulback of Nova Scotia, Canada. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews. Visiting hours were held in the Maurice W. Kirby Funeral Home, 210 Winthrop St., Winthrop, on Tuesday, July 25 followed by a Funeral Mass in St. John the Evangelist Church (St. Michaels Parish)-Winthrop. Interment was in Winthrop Cemetery (Belle Isle Section). In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory can be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis TN. 38105. To sign Rose’s guestbook, please visit:

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