Categories: Obituaries

Obituaries 04-04-2024

Marie Gauthier

Devoted Catholic

Marie P. Gauthier of Winthrop, formerly of the North End, passed away peacefully at home with her daughter by her side on March 27, 2024. She was 84 years old. Born in the North End of Boston, she was the beloved daughter of the late Antoinette (Staffieri) and Michael Benincasa.

 Marie was a devoted Catholic. She worked for years as the Secretary/Office Admin/Manager for St. Leonard’s Church until she moved to Winthrop.  Her love and devotion to/for her parish was shown in raising funds to support the church through raffles, bazaars and as a member of the Annual Reunion Committee and St. Anthony Festival.  Whether it be gathering donations, writing letters or even frying steak and sausages, Marie was always available to support the church.

Marie moved to Winthrop with her family over 28 years ago and started to work for the Trial Court until her retirement at the age of 72.

She was the devoted wife of the late Leonard G. Gauthier and the loving mother of Patti Gauthier of Winthrop, dear sister of the late Theresa Benincasa and she is also survived by several loving nieces and nephews.

The funeral was conducted from the Caggiano-O’Maley-Frazier Funeral Home, Winthrop on Tuesday, April 2, 2024 followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Leonard’s Church in the North End of Boston. Services concluded with the interment in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden.

Memorial donations may be made to the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital at www.stjude.org.

To sign the online guestbook, go to www.caggianofuneralhome.com.

Robert “Bob” Oliver

Retired Winthrop Police Officer

Robert G. “Bob” Oliver of Winthrop passed away on March 26th. He was 98 years old.

Bob was the beloved husband of the late Margaret A. “Peggy” (MacDonald) Oliver. Born in Lawrence, he was the cherished son of the late Mary (LaChance) and Joseph Oliver.

Bob was a World War II veteran, serving in the United States Navy from 1942-1946.

Prior to his retirement, Bob was employed as a Police Officer for the Town of Winthrop for many years.

Bob was the devoted father of Kelly Flagg and her late husband, Stephen of Bradford, Robert Oliver and his wife, Lynn of Thornton, NH, John Oliver and his wife, Debbie of Winthrop and Kim Oliver of Los Angeles, CA. He was the cherished grandfather of Danielle, Michelle, Ashley, Jaime, John, James and Robert and loving great-grandfather of Brayden, Aria, Camryn, Mason, Sadie, Max and Danny. Bob was predeceased by his six brothers and sisters and is also survived by several nieces and nephews.

Bob’s funeral Mass was held on Tuesday, April 2nd in St. John the Evangelist Church (St. Michaels Parish), 320 Winthrop St., Winthrop and Interment was in Winthrop Cemetery (Belle Isle Section).

Donations in Bob’s memory may be made to Honor Flight New England, 193 Londonderry Turnpike, Unit 4, Hooksett, NH. 03106, or go to www.honorflightnewengland.org?.

Funeral arrangements were from the Maurice W. Kirby Funeral Home, 210 Winthrop St., Winthrop. To sign Bob’s guestbook, please visit: www.mauricekirbyfh.com?.

Maureen Hutchinson

She Was the Essence of Innocence, Purity and Love

Family and friends are respectfully invited to attend visiting hours on Monday, April 8th  from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Vertuccio Smith & Vazza Beechwood Home for Funerals, 262 Beach St., Revere for Maureen Hutchinson who died on Monday, April 1st  at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston following a long illness and hard-fought battle with colon cancer, Maureen passed away just one day before her 76th birthday.  A funeral service will be conducted in the funeral home at 1:30 p.m. Interment will immediately follow in Winthrop Cemetery (Cross ST.) Winthrop.

Maureen was the essence of innocence, purity, and love. She was born on April 2, 1948 in Winthrop to her late parents Merrill C. Hutchinson and Mary (Flaherty) Hutchinson.  Maureen fell victim to a diagnosis of meningitis as a young toddler but survived. Her life took a turn but made her the wonderful loving human being she bestowed on her family, friends, housemates and anyone who encountered her.

She was raised in Winthrop with her six brothers and sisters, who she loved and treasured.  Maureen lived with her parents in Winthrop until 1993. After her mother passed away, Maureen has been living in the care of May Institute in Revere. Maureen loved the staff at May Institute and also had the attention of her family, especially her older sister, Margie. Maureen loved staying with her sister on weekends and going out for lunch. She enjoyed car rides and seeing her nieces and nephews. Maureen always had her rosary beads close to her and forever said the rosary praying for everyone she loved. Maureen’s most favorite joy was doing her crossword puzzle books.

She joins her parents and some of her siblings in heaven, where they are eternally reunited. She will be forever remembered for her big bright smile, soft whispering voice, usually telling you, that she loved you.

She was the loving sister of Marilyn T. Cayon of Winthrop and her late husband, Arthur, Merril C. Hutchinson and his wife, Andrea of Middleton, Margaret E. Johns of Revere and her late husband, William, Mark Hutchinson and his wife, Linda of Hollis, NH and the late Marianne Mahoney and her late husband, Paul and Michael Hutchinson. She is also lovingly survived by many nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to The May Institute, 794 Broadway, Revere, MA 02151.   

To send online condolences, please visit  www.vertucciosmithvazza.com.

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

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