Categories: Obituaries

Obituaries 5-16-24

Robert “Chubba” Carter Sr.

Life Member of Winthrop Elks and Beachmont Yacht Club 

Robert M. “Chubba” Carter Sr. of Revere, formerly of Winthrop, passed away on May 9, 2024. He was 81 years old.

Robert was the beloved husband of Janice M. Cantelli. Born in Winthrop, he was the cherished son of the late Mildred (Duggan) and Charles L. Carter Sr.

Prior to his retirement, Robert worked as a tow truck driver for the Massachusetts Turnpike Authority. He served in the Massachusetts Army National Guard from 1963-1966. Robert was a life member of the Winthrop Lodge of Elks #1078 and the Beachmont Yacht Club in Revere.

He was the devoted father of Robert Carter Jr. and his wife, Jill of Winthrop and Wayne Carter and his wife, Lisa of Saugus;  the devoted grandfather of Kaitlyn and twins, Michael and Danielle Carter and Jessica and Victoria Carter;  the dear brother of John Carter and his late wife, Margaret of Palm Bay, FL, Nancy Cohen and her husband, Kenneth of Salem, NH, Fred Carter and his wife, Christine of Salem, NH and the late Charles “Chubba” Carter Jr. Robert is also survived by several nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.

Visiting hours will be held in the Maurice W. Kirby Funeral Home, 210 Winthrop St.,Winthrop on Friday, May 17 from 4 to 8 p.m. A funeral service will be held in the funeral home beginning at 7:30 p.m. Relatives and friends are invited. Interment will be private.

In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory can be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital 501 St. Jude Pl., Memphis, TN. 38105 or to Care Dimensions 75 Sylvan St. Ste. B-102, Danvers, MA. 01923. To sign Robert’s guestbook, please visit our website at www.mauricekirbyfh.com.

Harvey Arnold Maibor

October 20, 1 9 3 9 – May 13, 2024

Harvey Arnold Maibor, 84, of Brooksby Village in Peabody, passed away on May 13th, surrounded by family, after a brave battle with Alzheimer’s.

The devoted husband to Ruth for nearly 62 years, he was the beloved father to Carolyn Maibor, Scott Maibor and his wife, Lisa Chakalos Maibor and doting Papa to Jennie, Nathan, Claudia, Charlotte, and Michael, Harvey will be remembered by all who knew him for his sense of humor, his warmth and his love of people.

Born in Boston on October 20, 1939 to Freida and Julius Maibor, Harvey was raised primarily in Chelsea, moving to Winthrop with his family as a High School student. He earned degrees in electrical engineering at both Wentworth Institute of Technology and Northeastern University, where he later returned to pursue his MBA.

Working at both Nasa and HUD, Harvey was fascinated by all things technical. But the most important thing he earned while studying at Northeastern, was the love of his life, Ruth. They built a wonderful life together, raising their family, owning several businesses, contributing actively through volunteer work to their town and synagogue, boating around Boston Harbor and New England, and travelling the country and the world. Post retirement, they enjoyed being snowbirds in Delray Beach, Florida and taking Life Long Learning classes at the local university.

Harvey’s curiosity was infectious and continued throughout his life, encompassing everything from taking classes and studying new technologies, to teaching himself how to play the organ, cut watermelons into elaborate fruit bowls, or refurbish an antique dollhouse.

Despite the enormously frustrating loss of his speech in recent months, he managed to find ways to communicate his love of and joy in others, giving bear hugs and smiles to friends and family — and sometimes sticking his tongue out or making funny faces and waving and blowing kisses from his window to staff and caregivers as they left the building for the day. His whole being exuded warmth, even when he couldn’t express it verbally. He will be deeply missed.? 

A chapel funeral service for Harvey was held on Wednesday, May 15 at Stanetsky -Hymanson Memorial Chapel, 10 Vinnin Street, Salem, MA 01970. Interment followed at Temple B’nai Israel of Beachmont Cemetery, 232 Fuller Street, Everett, 02149.

In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made in his memory to the Alzheimer’s Association, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute or Care Dimensions.

Eleanor Smalley

Retired teacher who will be remembered for her caretaking nature, warmth and great sense of humor 

Eleanor L. (Tallent) Smalley, 88, of Bridgewater, passed away on May 2 surrounded by her family. Eleanor was raised in Winthrop, where she was known as “Ellie.” She raised her family in Brockton and has been a resident of Bridgewater for the past 32 years.

Eleanor graduated from Salem State University and achieved her master’s degree in education from Cambridge College. While raising six kids, she had a remarkable lifelong career as an elementary school teacher and was at the Brookfield School in Brockton for more than 30 years. She often talked about how rewarding a job it was. In her “free” time, she enjoyed reading, crossword puzzles, her grandchildren, and she was an avid sports fan.

Over the years, Eleanor could often be found with one of the many extracurricular activities of her children and grandchildren as she was their biggest fan and constant source of love and support. She will be remembered for her caretaking nature, warmth and her great sense of humor.

She was the beloved wife of 65 years to Robert S. “Bob” Smalley who passed away last year; the devoted mother of the late Robert Smalley, Jr. and his wife, Lynne of Whitman, Catherine Robinson and her late husband, Thomas of Raynham, Thomas Smalley and his wife, Angela of East Bridgewater, Mary Hagen and her husband, Michael of Bridgewater, James Smalley of Michigan and Julie Capirchio and her husband, Marco of Ontario, Canada. She was the loved Nana of Eric Spring, Brian Spring, Carly Freitas, Scott Pringle, Adam Robinson, Robert Pringle, Leah Pringle, Kimberly Evans, Kaitlyn James, Michael Hagen, Thomas Hagen, Joseph Hagen, James Smalley, Jr., Olivia Capirchio and Alex Capirchio, and Nana Ellie to 21 great-grandchildren. Eleanor was the daughter of the late James and Catherine Tallent. She was the loving sister of the late James W. Tallent, Jr. and the late Herbert Tallent, and was pre-deceased by her sisters-in-law: Barbara Tallent, Constance Tallent and Sheila Tallent and her brother-in-law William Smalley. She was the dear sister-in-law to Patricia Clark and her husband, Joseph of Winthrop and Phyllis Smalley of Framingham. She leaves behind many cherished nieces, nephews, and extended family.

Funeral arrangements were by Chapman Funerals and Cremations, 98 Bedford Street, Bridgewater. A Funeral Mass was celebrated on Wednesday, May 8th, at St. Thomas Aquinas Church in Bridgewater and burial followed at Pine Hill Cemetery, West Bridgewater. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Eleanor may be made to the Jimmy Fund or to the St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital. See www.ChapmanFuneral.com for online condolences.

Carolyn Lyons

Her life was a beacon of light and love to all who were fortunate enough to know her 

With heavy hearts, we announce the passing of Carolyn Lyons, a beloved member of the Winthrop community. Carolyn departed this world on May 12, 2024, leaving behind a legacy of compassion and care that will forever be remembered by all who had the privilege of knowing her.

Born and raised in Winthrop, Carolyn was a proud alumna of Winthrop High School, where she cultivated lifelong friendships and a love for her hometown. Following her passion for helping others, she pursued a nursing degree at Endicott College, from which she graduated with distinction.

Throughout her career, Carolyn dedicated herself to serving the elderly residents of Winthrop through her work at various nursing homes in the town. Her gentle touch, kind words, and unwavering commitment to providing comfort and care to those in need touched the lives of countless individuals and families.

Carolyn’s passing leaves a void in the hearts of many, but her legacy of love, kindness, and selflessness will continue to inspire and uplift us all. She will be deeply missed by her family, friends, colleagues, and the community she so faithfully served.

She was the loving mother of Peter L. Lyons and his wife, Anne Marie of Winthrop and the late Christine Lyons; dear sister of William “Mickey” Sears of California, Colleen Cassavaugh of Methuen and the late Sharon Sullivan and Scott Sears; cherished grandmother of Evan and beloved daughter of the late Shirley (Trybendis) and William Sears.

Family and friends are cordially invited to attend the visitation from the Caggiano-O’Maley-Frazier Funeral Home, Winthrop on Friday, May 17 from 9 to 11 a.m. followed by a funeral service in the funeral home at 11 a.m.. Services will conclude with the interment in the Belle Isle section of Winthrop Cemetery.

Though Carolyn may no longer walk among us, her spirit lives on in the memories we hold dear. May she rest in peace, knowing that her life was a beacon of light and love to all who were fortunate enough to know her.

For directions or to sign the online guestbook, go to www.caggianofuneralhome.com.

Anna “Edna” Luongo

Of East Boston

Anna “Edna” (D’Apice) Luongo of Winthrop, formerly of East Boston, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her loving family, on Monday, May 13 at 95 years of age. 

The beloved wife of the late Gerard “Jerry” Luongo, she was the devoted mother of Gail Marotta and her husband, Richie of Reading, Donna Rich and her husband, Steven of East Boston and Denise Baglio and her husband, Jackie of East Boston; dear sister of the late Margaret Rossi, Louise Clabo, Helen Ruggiero, Julia Festa, Carmen D’Apice, Rose Mastone, Carmella Stanchi, Jennie D’Apice, and Mikey Sulprizio; cherished grandmother of Brian and his wife, Michelle, Lauren, Jordan, and Stephen Gerard and his loving companion, Tanya and adored great-grandmother of Sadie James Rich and Tessa Joy Rich. She is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews. 

Family and friends will honor Anna’s life by gathering at the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home, 971 Saratoga Street, East Boston on Sunday, May 19th from 2 to 6 p.m.  and again on Monday morning at 8 a.m. before leaving in procession to Sacred Heart Parish, Brooks Street, East Boston, for a Funeral Mass celebrating her life at 9:30 a.m. Services will conclude with Anna being laid to rest with her beloved husband, Gerard, at Puritan Lawn Memorial Park, Peabody. May they rest in peace.

For more information please visit www.ruggieromh.com.

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