Jun 22, 1933 - Nov 21, 2023
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
Steven Anthony Coscia
Sep 19, 1954 - Dec 19, 2023
Steven Anthony Coscia, who was born in Chelsea, raised in Revere, and most recently resided in Winthrop, passed away on December 19, 2023. He was preceded in death by his parents Anthony L. Coscia and Eleanor I. (Cristiano) Coscia; aunts and uncles including Anthony and Rita (Cristiano) Russo, Michael and Eleanor (Picardi) Cristiano, Enes (Cristiano) Patterson, Ralph Coscia, Michael Coscia, Edward and Dora (DeMarco) Coscia, and Louise Coscia; dearest cousin Liane (Russo) MacDonald, as well as cousins Anthony (Buddy) Russo and Nanci (Patterson) Anderson. He is survived by his long-time partner Richard Matte of Winthrop; brother David Coscia of Los Angeles; cherished cousins Lani Miraglia of Swampscott and Samuel MacDonald of Revere, as well as cousins Michael Cristiano of Revere, Nancy (Cristiano) Ciarlone of Revere, Brad Cristiano of Florida, and several other first- second- and third-cousins. Steven was a 1972 graduate of Dominic Savio High School in East Boston, and had recently retired as a member of the concierge team at the InterContinental Hotel in Boston. Steven had lived in Honolulu, Hawaii for more than 17 years before returning to the Boston area in the late 1990s. He was beloved by the many friends he made throughout his life and through them his “Aloha Spirit” will live on. Donations in his memory can be made to his chosen charity, the Doris Day Animal Foundation (www.dorisdayanimalfoundation.org).
Richard R. Minichiello
Oct 31, 1921 - Dec 29, 2023
Richard R. Minichiello, 102, of Winthrop passed away peacefully at home surrounded by loved ones on December 29, 2023. The third youngest of 10 siblings, Richard grew up in the West End of Boston where his family ran the Mass Spa general store for decades. An Army Air Corps Veteran of World War II, Richard piloted flights over “the Hump” to bring supplies to American bases in China. He played baseball near the Charles River with his younger brother Bob whom he admired and continued a close and protective relationship with up to Bob’s passing on December 25, 2023. As a salesman of scholastic materials for half a century, Richard shared a passion for art and education. He received his Masters in Childhood Education in his 60s, which allowed him to substitute teach in the schools of Boston into his 90s. Richard was predeceased by his beloved wife Helen Tobin Minichiello, his daughter Joanne Minichiello Darcy and namesake Richard Minichiello II. He is survived by his son Robert Minichiello and wife Sari of Nova Scotia. Richard was a proud, interested, and supportive grandfather to his grandchildren: Richard III (and Tracy), Antoinette (and Todd), Thaddeus (and Kerri), Bryony (and Stephane), Jaime (and Devin), Alexa (and Brian), Nathaniel (and Kathryn) and great-grandchildren: Marcus, Moira, Joe and Ryder. Richard is also survived by many nieces, nephews, and friends. Richard was an eloquent philologist, avid card player and golfer and ran the New York Marathon at age 58. He swam in the “invigorating” waters off Point Shirley, Winthrop up to his 101st year. He enjoyed a cold Budweiser on ice in a wine glass when watching his favorite team, the Boston Red Sox. He will be missed by all who love him but will be remembered for living his life according to his favorite Cyrano quote “to sing, to laugh, to dream; to walk in my own way and be alone, free, with an eye to see things as they are.” A funeral mass will be celebrated on Saturday, January 6, 2024 at 10:00 AM in St. John the Evangelist at 320 Winthrop St, Winthrop MA. Services will conclude with burial in St. Joseph’s Cemetery, West Roxbury. Reception to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Richard’s memory to All Care Hospice Grateful Patient and Family Program: https://allcare.org/grateful/
Dec 30, 1946 - Dec 05, 2023
Gregory F. Tzannos, 77 of Winthrop, Massachusetts, passed away peacefully after an unexpected event on December 5, 2023, surrounded by his beloved family. He is survived by his wife of 40 years, Linda Wagner-Tzannos, daughter, Krista Tzannos-Byron of Salem, daughter Kimberly Wagner-Melendez of Winthrop; granddaughters, Elektra Newman and Ysabelle Regis, and grandson Oliver Pocknett; brothers, Nicholas Tzannos, Jr. of Billerica and Mark Tzannos of Saugus; his nieces and nephews, aunts, uncles and many cousins and friends. Gregory was born of December 30, 1947 to Mary (Balliro) and Nicholas Tzannos and spent the earlier part of his life in Boston's North End, Somerville and East Boston. Greg was an avid world traveler and explorer. He and Linda shared a passion for visiting Europe, Germany especially, and always came back with wildly entertaining tales of their many adventures. He was an artist who dabbled in painting, but found true medium in designing and building miniature scale replicas of medieval castles in incredible detail. Greg served briefly in the US Navy, was a historian with a special fascination for war and military strategy, and was equally fascinated by knights as by World War II fighter planes. He was an entrepreneurial spirit. Greg worked an eclectic array of jobs during his life, started and assisted with multiple businesses, and had a refreshingly imaginative approach to money, finance and income. He loved food and he loved to dress sharp. He was known as generous, had a wonderful sense of humor, and went out of his way to make anyone he was talking to feel important or special. When someone needed him, he was always there for encouragement and good advice. He led a rich, full, and fun life, and will be sorely missed by those who knew him. He definitely did it his way. A Celebration of Life Service will be held on his birthday in the funeral home on Saturday, December 30, 2023 from 6:00 to 8:00 PM. Please join the family downstairs in the funeral home's Cafe for some birthday cake and refreshments from 6:00 to 8:00 PM. In honor of Greg, please consider a donation to the ASPCA at www. aspca. org and always be kind to animals.
Jun 22, 1933 - Nov 21, 2023
Mary (Koritsas) Gardikas, a lifelong resident of Winthrop, Massachusetts passed away on November 21, 2023 at the age of 90 after a long struggle with Alzheimers. She was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend to many. Mary is survived by her cherished husband of 65 years Peter Gardikas of Winthrop and her four loving children, Michael Gardikas and his wife Donna of Winthrop, Nancy Farren and her husband Jim of Cohasset, George Gardikas and his wife Ann of Peabody, and Valerie Sweeney and her husband Mark of Lynnfield. Mary was also the proud grandmother of twelve grandchildren, Marissa Gardikas, Amanda Farren, Nicole Farren, Valerie Coggins and her husband Zachary, Jimmy Farren, Lauren Farren, Olivia Gardikas, Peter Gardikas, Jackie Gardikas, Catherine Sweeney, Mark Sweeney III and Allison Sweeney. She is survived by her sister Christine Panopoulos of Maryland, her brother Charles Koritsas of Florida, and was pre-deceased by her sister Athena Chechopoulos of Illinois. She also leaves behind her many in-laws and cousins that she loved. Mary was a graduate of Winthrop High School and worked at Limerick Brothers Insurance and Hub Engraving Company. She was a former president of the Winthrop School PTA, a Girl Scout Leader, and a member of the Greek Women's Philoptochos. Mary played the accordion and performed in Minstrel Shows in the 1940s, sang with the church choir, and retained her life long love of music and singing until her last days. Mary was a loving wife, mother, and proud grandmother. Her entire life was devoted to her family. She was the best mom and Yiayia in the world and her legacy of warmth, kindness, and generosity will live on through her twelve beautiful grandchildren. Family and friends will gather to celebrate Mary on Monday, November 27, 2023 in the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral 514 Parker St. , Roxbury at 11:00 AM. Services will conclude with the interment in the Cross Street section of Winthrop Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Association at www. alz. org.
May 05, 1939 - Oct 02, 2023
Elizabeth "Bette" Conley of Winthrop passed away at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston surrounded by family on October 2, 2023 She was 84 years old Born in Boston, she was the beloved daughter of the late Mary E (Musco) and Felix F Albano, Sr She was the devoted wife of Edward "Teddy" Conley of Winthrop Loving mother of Diana Campano and her husband Joe of Clinton, Connecticut, Lisa Conley of Charlestown and Fred Conroy, Andrea O'Reilly and her husband Steve of Topsfield, and Todd Conley and Rachel Arigo of Winthrop Dear sister of Fr Vincent Albano of Corpus Christi, Texas, and the late Felix F Albano, Jr of Winthrop Cherished grandmother of Aimee, Jessica, Kristina, Julia, Leah, Steve, Camryn, and Maggie Bette's warmth and generosity knew no bounds Her bubbly spirit and caring nature shaped everyone she met and everything she did Known as Nona by her eight grandchildren, Bette filled visits with love and laughter, ending each one with a promise to see them soon, a big kiss, and a tight hug enveloped in the signature scent of her favorite perfume Family and friends are cordially invited to attend the visitation from the funeral home on Friday, October 6, 2023 from 4:00 to 7:00 PM The funeral will be conducted from the funeral home on October 7, 2023 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 In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to St Michael the Arcangel Parish 320 Winthrop St , Winthrop MA 02152
Jul 09, 1938 - Sep 15, 2023
Born at the Strong Hospital on Eagle Hill in East Boston to Ralph & Raffiela Capobianco of East Boston. Tony and his former spouse, Judith Lubell, had two children they adored, Anthony R. Capobianco (deceased) and Andrew R. Capobianco of Winthrop, MA. Survived by sister Angeling Cortez of Newton, Margaret Capobianco, also of Newton, Brother Jimmy of Las Vegas & Gino of Winthrop, MA. He was the nephew of Robert Giarla of East Boston, cousin to Anthony Giarla of Revere, Ronnie Damico of Winthrop, and many other cousins, nieces & nephews. Tony grew up in the Maverick Projects in East Boston & worked at his uncle Tony Giarla's store on Chelsea St. He moved to Winthrop in 1971, called it home & remained there until his death. Graduate of Boston University summa cum laude, worked at Arthur Anderson, Boston, MA, as an accountant, before joining the First National Bank of Boston, where he eventually became the Director of International Taxes (Bank of Boston) as a Certified Public Accountant. In this position, he acquired a taste for business travel to the UK, France, West Germany, Belgium, Switzerland, Denmark, Luxembourg, Italy, Brasil, Argentina, Chile, Japan, Hong Kong, Taiwan & Austrailia. His favorite places were Rio de Janeiro, Zurich & all of Italy. Tony was a huge fan of Music, becoming a massive Bob Dylan fan as early as the Greenwich Village folk music scene and seeing the Rolling Thunder Revue multiple times in the 1970s. He was famous for being the first in Winthrop to own a VCR, often recording early Saturday Night Live episodes & the birth of MTV. He was also a big fan of Boston Sports, famously attending Ted Williams's last Red Sox game (he had a ticket stub) in 1960, watching Bobby Orr in the 70s, Larry Bird in the 80s, Tom Brady in th early 2000s, and eventually seeing the Red Sox win the World Series in 2004. His later years were made possible by the Winthrop PACE Center on Sturgis Street, Winthrop, where he received care for over ten years. Family and friends are cordially invited to attend the graveside service in the Belle Isle section of Winthrop Cemetery on Friday, September 22, 2023, at 10:00 AM. Following, there will be a reception at the Beachmont Yacht Club, 168 Pearl Ave, Revere, MA. Family and friends are cordially invited to attend the graveside service in the Belle Isle section of Winthrop Cemetery on Friday, September 22, 2023, at 10:00 AM. Following, there will be a reception at the Beachmont Yacht Club, 168 Pearl Ave, Revere, MA.