Sep 06, 1946 - Sep 15, 2023
Edward "Buddy" Gleeson
Feb 22, 1934 - Feb 28, 2024
Gleeson, Edward "Buddy" of Winthrop, formerly of East Boston, passed away peacefully on February 28, 2024. Beloved husband of over 60 years to the late Mary "Betty" Gleeson. Devoted father of Edward Gleeson of Winthrop, Tracy Wilson and her husband Kenneth of Hampton, NH, Doreen Gleeson and her loving companion Charles DiGiacomo of Winthrop. Dear brother of William Gleeson and his wife Josephine of East Boston, Joanne Candelora and her husband Frank of Revere, and the late Frank, Mary, Joseph, John, Herbert, Theresa, Thomas, Katherine and Elaine. Also survived by many loving nieces and nephews. Edward was born in Boston on February 22, 1934 to the late Francis and Josephine (Cahill) Gleeson. He grew up in a large Irish family and married his loving "Betty". He passed away peacefully at home after a brief illness. Edward had just celebrated his 90th birthday. Family and friends will honor Edward's life by gathering at the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home, East Boston, on Wednesday, March 6th from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM followed by an 11:00 AM prayer service in our serenity chapel. Services will conclude with Edward being laid to rest with his lovely wife Betty at Winthrop Cemetery, Belle Isle Section.
Constance Agatha McNeil
Jul 14, 1929 - Feb 28, 2024
Constance Agatha (Sparaco) McNeil entered onto eternal rest on February 28, 2024 surrounded in the love of her family at the age of 94 years. Devoted daughter of the late John and Lillian (Gazzaro) and sister of the late Agatha Boyd. Loving wife of the late James (Jim) McNeil with whom she shared 41 years of marriage. Dedicated mother to Marissa Madden and her husband Peter of Reading, James (Jamie) McNeil of Middleton, and Nancy Famolare and her husband Charles of Winthrop. Proud Nana to Lauren Magro, Ashley Happy, Peter Madden, Kayla Famolare, and Gianna Famolare. Great grandmother to Joey and Dylan Happy and Lilli and Violet Bemister. Constance lived most of her life in the Orient Heights section of East Boston and raised her family in the same home that she was raised in; Connie and Jim moved to Winthrop 25 years ago. A devout Catholic, Connie was a life-long parishioner of St. Joseph / St. Lazarus Parish where she taught religious education, was a Eucharistic Minister, and a member of the Mount Carmel Society. Constance, or Nana Connie as she was called by many, was a caretaker to all. At the age of 14 years, she began her career in helping others as a nurse’s aide at the Phillips House at Massachusetts General Hospital. She attended and graduated Winthrop Hospital School of Nursing. She worked in the nursery delivering hundreds of babies and caring for new mothers and made countless house calls to those too sick to come onto the doctor’s office. Connie nursed many people back to health, and helped many others die with dignity. Connie was a terrific baker and was especially famous for her lemon squares. She always had freshly baked muffins or goodies ready for anyone that might stop by for a visit, and there was always a home-made dessert each night after dinner. Dessert preparations for the holidays began weeks in advance and were a feast in themselves. She was especially proud that she was able to teach her grandchildren how to bake some of her specialties so that her traditions would carry on. Connie was also an avid Boston sports fan. While she enjoyed watching all the local teams play with her son and sons-in-law, she most loved watching and cheering on her Boston Bruins. Family and friends will honor Connie's life by gathering at St. Joseph - St. Lazarus Church, 59 Ashley Street, East Boston, on Monday, March 4th from 4:00 to 8:00 P.M. and again on Tuesday, at 8:30. A funeral Mass will be held in the Church at 10:00 A.M. Services will conclude with Connie being laid to rest at Winthrop Cemetery, near River Road and Cross Street, Winthrop. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to St. Joseph / St. Lazarus Parish, or to a charity of your choice.
Matthew Carson Sheridan
Aug 20, 1967 - Feb 18, 2024
Matthew Carson Sheridan, 56, having been lucky and cursed, died on February 18, 2024, after way more than nine lives—surviving exciting adventures and dangerous incidents. His parents, the late Kathleen (Dolezal) and Francis “Jerry” Sheridan, should have known his path in life would be a bit unexpected as he was born on August 20, 1967, after a long circuitous route through the riots in New Haven. Matt was often found on the roof of the barn, taking everything apart or jumping his bike over stone walls. His success rate was on par with Evel Knievel. Despite the failed jumps, multiple crashes, bruises and permanent scars he would always try again. This determination and stubbornness was a recurring theme and those who knew and loved him would shake their heads, sigh or just yell at him in frustration especially his sister Kimberly Sheridan (Northampton, MA). Fortunately, Matt met and married someone who would put up with and join in on his antics Cheryl (Fogg) Sheridan. They left for Egypt, for Matt’s work with Ocean Surveys, right after their wedding and continued their adventures from a safari in Africa and scuba diving on the Siani to Christmas Markets in Frankfurt. They traveled far and wide, built a home (Winthrop) and made the perfect combo: Cheryl cooked and Matt ate. Cheryl’s family: her late father Kenneth Fogg, mother Nathalie (Currier) Fogg (East Lyme), brother Russell and wife Anu (Old Lyme), as well as her sister, Pamela Fogg, and husband Reinhold Lange (Bristol, VT) and nephews Jonah Godfrey-Fogg, Harry Godfrey-Fogg and Edgar Sherman put up with and supported all the antics, if not active participants. Matt, despite saying he disliked the moniker “handy”, proved to be nothing but—fixing everything he could get his hands on in his jam-packed workshop behind the house. He was comfortable behind the wheel of a boat with a nephew in his lap or four-wheeling with passengers (reluctant and enthusiastic) in his Bronco. Matt was endlessly curious about the world and could be equal parts kind, supportive and a pain in the you-know-what to all of the people in his sphere. In lieu of flowers, please consider some organizations close to Matt’s heart the Deep River Historical Society, the Community Music School Scholarship Fund (Centerbrook) or PKDcure.org. If you are willing to stand up and share a story please join us at the Deep River Historical Society for a celebration on March 16th, at 2pm.
Rita A. Hartnett
Mar 03, 1929 - Feb 21, 2024
Rita A. Hartnett, 94, of Winthrop, Massachusetts passed away on February 21, 2024. Rita was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts on March 3, 1929. She is preceded in death by her parents Carolina and William Wallace, sister Genevieve A. Messina and brother John A. Wallace. She is survived by her daughters, Nancy (Osborne) and her husband Walter, Patricia and her partner Timothy Walker and Elaine (Mauro) and her husband Vincent, her sister Carol A. English and her grandchildren Jessica Shelton, Sean Osborne and Lindsay Osborne. Also survived by several loving nieces, nephews, grand nieces, grand nephews and their families. Rita grew up in East Boston at Orient Heights, the middle child among two sisters Genevieve and Carol and a brother John. Her mother Carolina Cazzaniga emigrated from Italy, meeting her father William Wallace in Boston. As a young girl, she enjoyed helping her aunt at the corner store, especially appreciating the candy aisle. Rita was a devoted single mother who cherished and raised three young girls in the early 1960’s. She took employment in Winthrop, Boston and Cambridge at the State House, Winthrop Police Station, Stone & Webster Engineering Corp., and Prospectus, LLC until she was 85 years young. Rita was very resourceful using public transportation to go to work and family activities, imparting that experience to her girls to be independent and strong. Rita loved to travel, visiting her family across the country, many times bringing live lobsters along for the ride. She especially enjoyed visiting her grandchildren in the Midwest. Rita also had a variety of interests: ballroom dancing, annual family Asti parties, attending the MassCap at Suffolk Downs, collecting albums of many musicians, in particular Tom Jones, Neil Diamond and Engelbert Humperdinck, crossword puzzles, knitting and crocheting, animal lover (several adopted pets), Charlie Brown and Snoopy, to highlight some of her favorite things. Many family members are enjoying her beautiful custom afghans, mittens, ponchos and scarves. She enjoyed taking her girls on adventures for Bailey’s ice cream sundaes, sitting in the bleachers at Red Sox games, attending her brother’s Boston Marathon races and rummaging for deals at Filene’s Basement and Jordan Marsh. Another Rita highlight was taking her girls to Revere Beach for amusement rides, pizza and picture booths. Closer to home Winthrop Highlands Beach was a favorite spot for beach picnics. Traditional family events were summers at Newfound Lake and school vacation week skiing at Mt. Snow. As a lover of holidays, you could count on Rita to be dressed in style with coordinated accessories. In addition, the family looked forward to her signature specialties of homemade raviolis, stuffed artichokes, miniature cupcakes and boiled cookies. Not to be diminished, anyone that knew Rita, knew that she was an avid Boston sports fan and really loved her Celtics. In retirement, her favorite pastime was everything and anything sports. Additionally, Rita was a breast cancer survivor. She was strong, funny, witty and determined. Rita had a quick wit and a great sense of humor. The world is going to be a lot quieter without her robust laugh and infectious life-of-the-party persona. She lived a long, gritty life and has provided countless wonderful memories to celebrate her. Family and friends are cordially invited to attend the visitation from the funeral home on Friday, March 1, 2024 from 4:00 to 7:00 PM. The funeral will be conducted from the funeral home on Saturday, March 2, 2024 at 9:00 AM followed by a funeral mass in St. John the Evangelist Church 320 Winthrop St., Winthrop at 10:00 AM. Services will conclude with the interment in the Belle isle section of Winthrop Cemetery.
Patricia F. Jacobson
Dec 07, 1931 - Feb 25, 2024
Patricia F. Jacobson of Winthrop passed away at home on February 25, 2024. She was 92 years old. Born in Chelsea, she was the beloved daughter of the late Lillian (Brest) and Samuel Peyser. Prior to her retirement, she worked as a bill adjuster for a department store. She was the loving mother of Linda A. Jacobson of South Kingstown, Rhode Island and the late Barry Michael Jacobson. Family and friends are cordially invited to attend the graveside service in the Belle Isle section of Winthrop Cemetery on Tuesday, February 27, 2024 at 10:00 AM. Shiva will be private. Memorial donations may be made to the Winthrop Senior Center 35 Harvard St., Winthrop MA 02152.
June Marie Lupis
Jun 20, 1933 - Feb 23, 2024
June Marie Lupis, beloved matriarch of Winthrop and former resident of East Boston, passed away peacefully on February 23, 2024, at the age of 90. Born on June 20, 1933, June was a cherished mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, and friend who left an indelible mark on the lives of those who knew her. June is survived by her loving daughters, Bernadette DeAngelis and Carol Harvey, along with their late husbands Alan and Bob, respectively. Despite the sorrow of losing a brother and sisters before her, June's legacy lives on through the many lives she touched. Fondly known as the "mayor of Seaview Ave," June was a fixture in her community, a source of warmth, kindness, and wisdom. Her home was a gathering place, filled with laughter, love, and the comforting aroma of homemade meals. She created a sense of family not only with her blood relatives but also with friends who became like family over the years. June leaves behind a rich tapestry of memories for her numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and friends. Her generous spirit, compassionate heart, and unwavering love will be remembered by all who had the privilege of knowing her. Family and friends will come together to honor June's remarkable life on Wednesday, February 28th, at the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home, located at 971 Saratoga St., East Boston. The gathering will take place from 9 AM to 11 AM, followed by a procession to St. John the Evangelist Church on Winthrop St., Winthrop, for an 11:30 AM funeral mass celebrating June's life. June will be laid to rest beside her beloved husband, Angelo, at Winthrop Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family kindly requests memorial donations to be made to St. Jude Children's Hospital, reflecting June's compassionate and caring nature. As we say our final goodbyes, let us remember June Marie Lupis for the love she shared, the lives she touched, and the enduring legacy of kindness she leaves behind. May she rest in eternal peace.
Oct 18, 1931 - Feb 19, 2024
Marion Finocchio of Winthrop passed away at home on February 19, 2024. She was 92 years old. Born in East Boston, she was the beloved daughter of the late Elizabeth (Mucci) and James Antonioli. A resident of Winthrop since 1951, she worked as a clerk for a car rental agency prior to her retirement. She was the devoted wife of the late Vincent R. Finocchio and the loving mother of Anne Marie Lynch of Winthrop and the late Vincent W. Finocchio. Dear sister of Peter Antonioli of Peabody and Lorraine Chisholm of Salem, New Hampshire. Cherished grandmother of Bobbie, Stefanie, Christopher, Kate, Sierra and Michael. Great grandmother of Gianni, Sky, Vincenza, River, Taye, Chloe and Sophia. Family and friends are cordially invited to attend the visitation from the funeral home on Wednesday, February 21, 2024 from 4:00 to 7:00 PM. The funeral will be conducted from the funeral home on Thursday, February 22, 2024 at 9:00 AM followed by a funeral mass in St. John the Evangelist Church 320 Winthrop St., Winthrop at 10:00 AM. Services will conclude with the interment in the Cross Street section of Winthrop Cemetery.
Anthony F. Rauseo
Oct 05, 1939 - Jan 19, 2024
Rauseo, Anthony F., of Winthrop, passed away peacefully on Friday, January 19, 2024 at 84 years of age. Beloved son of the late Frank and Mary (Buonopane) Rauseo. Cherished father of Lisa Pisani. Dear brother of the late Deanna and Michael Rauseo. Adored grandfather of Laura, Leah, Lana. Loving nephew of Sandra Buonopane, as well as many loving cousins and friends. Family and friends will honor Anthony's life by gathering at the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home, 971 Saratoga Street, (Orient Heights) East Boston, for a memorial visitation on Saturday, January 27th from 11:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M.
Ernest G. Maylor Jr.
May 06, 1928 - Jan 22, 2024
Ernest G. Maylor Jr. of Winthrop, Ma, formerly of East Boston passed away peacefully on January 22, 2024 at the age of 95. He was surrounded by family. Ernie was the beloved husband of Elizabeth (Betty) LeBlanc for 69 years, devoted father of Paul and wife Lisa, Peter, and Andrew and wife Paula. Cherished cousin of John and Terry Maylor. Pre-deceased by brother Robert Lewis Maylor. He is also survived by 9 grandchildren, Kellie, Kenny, Brianna, Alexis, Kirsten, Marina, Tiana, Austin, and Vanessa. Also by 5 great grandchildren. Ernie served in the U.S. Navy, and subsequently went to Newman Preparatory School after which he attended The Fisher School (now Fisher College) and the Industrial Technical School in Boston where he studied engineering. This led him to acquire a job at the Department of Public Works where he spent 38 years as a civil engineer. Upon retiring, Ernie began to further enjoy his passion for Golf. He spent many a day at the Winthrop Golf Club with his buddies and won numerous trophies. Along with family and friends, Ernie will fondly be remembered by many. Family and friends are cordially invited to attend the visitation from the funeral home on Sunday, January 28, 2024 from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM. The funeral will be conducted from the funeral home on Monday, January 29, 2024 at 9:00 AM followed by a funeral mass in St. John the Evangelist Church 320 Winthrop St., Winthrop at 10:00 AM. Services will conclude with the interment with military honors in the Belle Isle section of Winthrop Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the charity of your choice.
Kathleen Ann Brown
Oct 11, 1950 - Jan 20, 2024
Kathleen Ann (LaPointe) Brown, 73, passed away peacefully at home on January 20, 2024 in Winthrop, with her family by her side. Kathy was born in Montague on October 11, 1950, the daughter of the late Francena (Matthews) LaPointe. She was predeceased by her first husband, James Parent, Sr.; brothers Henry, Harold and William LaPointe; and sisters Jean Bousquet and Barbara Young. Kathy grew up in the Montague/Gill area and resided there most of her life. She was a 1969 graduate of Turners Falls High School and the owner of Equi’s Candy Store for 25 years. A talented confectioner, Kathy was well known for her peanut brittle, fudge and caramel apples, and her chocolate assortments which were a fixture for many years at the State House in Boston. While her homemade chocolates were acclaimed, her handmade candy canes were legendary. Every holiday season, Kathy and her family would gather in the kitchen in the back of the store to churn out more than 3,000 hand-pulled candy canes in dozens of different flavors, all of which would invariably sell out by Christmas. While making candy in such volume was exhausting, Kathy treasured those times working and laughing alongside her family. Kathy retired and eventually relocated to Winthrop near her children, where she spent her final years. Kathy was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and friend. She was excited to spend more time with family and friends, who were so important to her. She loved family poker games and get-togethers with her large extended family, many vacations with her husband and sisters, and trips to the casino with friends. Kathy was fun-loving and adventurous but also kind and generous. She had an affinity for the underdog and quietly supported many who were struggling, several times even opening her home to those needing a place to stay until they could get back on their feet. Kathy loved being a Grammy and often said it was her greatest joy. She delighted in hearing about all her grandchildren’s accomplishments, cheering them on at their school, sporting and theatrical events. She always said her grand kids were her pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. Kathy loved spoiling them, and a favorite expression that she shared with her grandkids was “What happens at Grammy’s, stays at Grammy’s!” Kathy also loved animals and was something of an animal whisperer. Her grand dogs and cat Charlie adored her and followed her everywhere - perhaps due to her habit of carrying treats in her purse at all times. Besides her beloved husband of 33 years, Donald Brown, Kathy leaves behind a son, James Parent, Jr. and his wife Patti of Lakeville; a daughter, Jennifer Warren and her husband Aric of Winthrop; two stepsons, Craig Brown and his wife Jennifer of Longmeadow; and Mark Brown and his wife Katie of Venice, Florida. She also leaves a sister, Virginia Hubbard of Erving; her sister-in-law Kathy LaPointe of Montague who was more like a sister to her; her sister-in-law Ann LaPointe of Las Vegas, NV; her brother-in-law Leo Bousquet of Norwich, CT; her many nieces and nephews and their children; and her cherished life-long friends from Turners Falls. Finally, Kathy lovingly leaves her six grandchildren whom she adored and of whom she was so proud: Alex and Peyton Parent of Lakeville, Olivia and Carson Brown of Longmeadow, and Connor and Shea Brown of Venice, FL. Funeral services will be held Tuesday 1/23 at 11am at the Kostanski Funeral Home, 1 Kostanski Square, Turners Falls. Burial will be private. A calling hour will be held Tuesday morning from 10am until the time of the service at the funeral home. For condolences, please visit www.kostanskifuneralhome.com. To to the family or in memory of Kathleen Brown, please