Retired Mailman and Former Lynn School Crossing Guard
Leo F. Wiltshire, of Danvers and Surprise, AZ died Wednesday at home after a long illness. He was 83 years old.
The beloved husband of Katherine “Kay” (Hurley) Wiltshire with whom he shared 53 years of marriage, they were married in St. Pius V Church in Lynn.
Born in Lynn, the son of the late John and Vera (Monck) Wiltshire, he was a lifelong resident of Swampscott until moving to Surprise, Arizona in 2000. He was a graduate of St. John the Evangelist School, attended St. Mary’s High School and received his diploma from Swampscott High School, Class of 1948.
He worked for the United States Postal Service in Swampscott as a letter carrier for 26 years before retiring in 1993. He was known by many as “Leo the Mailman”. After retiring, he was a school crossing guard for the Lynn Police Department where he enjoyed keeping the children safe. He crossed children at Lewis Street and Lafayette Park and Western Avenue and Bay View Avenue. He previously worked in the meat department of the former First National Store in Wyoma Square.
He enlisted in the US Coast Guard on his 17th birthday near the end of World War II and served aboard the Wachusett near Attu with a base in Juneau, AK and held the rank of Seaman First Class. He was recalled into the U.S. Navy during the Korean Conflict and served aboard the aircraft carrier U.S.S. WASP CV-18, where he was a Plankowner. Proud to serve, he was always ready with a handshake for anyone in military uniform.
He was a lifetime member of the National Association of Letter Carriers, Branch 7, Lynn and a former longtime communicant of St. John the Evangelist Church in Swampscott before moving to Arizona. He was a former member of the VFW Post 1240 Swampscott, Knights of Columbus in Swampscott, the Swampscott Club, the USS WASP Veterans Association and the Gerry 5 in Marblehead. Leo and Kay enjoyed traveling to many State and National Parks, Eastern and Western Canada and cruised the Panama Canal, Alaska and Hawaii. He also enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren and working in his garden.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by two sons, Leo F. Wiltshire, Jr. and his wife, Eileen of Virginia Beach and Joseph M. Wiltshire and his wife, Jacqueline of Rockville, MD and one daughter, Margaret “Peggy” A. Dorson and her fiancé, Ray Abbott, of Peterborough, NH; four sisters, Paula Sentipal of Annandale, VA, Sheila Forrest of Lynn, Vera Cragin of Tacoma, WA and Ella Mailloux of Revere. He is also survived by four grandchildren, Amy Powell and her husband, Michael, Arielle Dorson, Christina and Sydney Wiltshire.
Funeral arrangements were by the Cuffe-McGinn Funeral Home, Lynn. Burial was in Swampscott Cemetery. Gifts in his memory may be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Fund, 60 Walnut Street, Wellesley Hills, MA 02481. For online register book please visit, www.cuffemcginn.com.
John Fleming, Jr.
Former Revere Fire Department Captain
John R. Fleming, Jr. “Former Capt. RFD” of Ipswich, formerly of Revere, died on February 19.
A member of the Class of 1956 of Revere High School, he had a passion for painting, working with stained glass and operating Ham radios.
He was the beloved husband of Elizabeth (Ferragamo); devoted father of John III “Capt RFD” and his wife, June of Lynn, Karen Falconi and her husband, Vincent of Peabody and Gary of Peabody; dear brother of Margaret Cerasuolo and her husband, John of Saugus and loving grandfather of Christopher, Daniel, Bianca and Jason.
His Funeral will be held from the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, 128 Revere St., Revere, Wednesday, February 22 at 9 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Anthony’s Church at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends are kindly invited. Visiting hours will be today, Tuesday, from 4 to 8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the VNA Middlesex East/ Sawtelle Family Hospice House, 320 Haverhill St., Reading, MA 01867. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery. For guest book please visit www.Buonfiglio.com
John ‘Jack’ Noseworthy
John E. “Jack” Noseworthy of Lynn died on February 19. Born, raised and schooled in Everett, he was the husband of the late Thelma (Blackmore) Noseworthy, father of Debra Morris and her husband, John of Florida, Nancy Muse and her husband, Ken of Lynnfield and John “Jack” Noseworthy, Jr. of New York, NY; grandfather of Alexander and Elizabeth Muse of Lynnfield; brother of Gertrude Penney of Stoughton, Shirley Wetherbee, Jean Sheppard and Harry Noseworthy, all of Florida and the late James, Edward, Albert and Robert Noseworthy.
His Funeral service will be in St. Paul Episcopal Church, 127 Summer St., Lynnfield, Thursday at 10 a.m. Visitation for relatives and friends will be held at the McDonald Funeral Home 19 Yale Ave., Wakefield Wednesday, from 4 to 8 p.m. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the Shriners Hospital 51 Blossom St., Boston, MA 02114. For obit/directions/guestbook,www.mcdonaldfs.com
Bonita ‘Bunny’ Silva
Of Swampscott, formerly of Revere
Bonita “Bunny” Silva of Swampscott, formerly of Revere, died at home surrounded by her family on February 19. She was 68 years old.
Born in Winthrop, the daughter of the late Paul and Antonette (Salerno) Silva, she worked in accounts receivable for many years.
She was the beloved mother of Cheryl Iudice of Swampscott; loving grandmother of Michael Iudice Jr, Nicholas Iudice and Christopher Iudice; dear sister of Paul Silva of Berkley, Linda Turner of New Hampshire and Roy Silva of Arizona and is also survived by loving nieces and nephews.
Her Funeral will be held from the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons- Bruno Funeral Home, 128 Revere St., Revere on Thursday February 23 at 8 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Anthony’s Church at 9 a.m. Relatives and friends are kindly invited. Visiting hours will be Wednesday from 4 to 8 p.m. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery. For guest book please visit www.Buonfiglio.com
Worked for RMV and Jeveli’s Restaurant in East Boston
Anne M. (Silva) McCauley of Melrose, formerly of Malden, Everett and Chelsea, died recently.
She worked for the Registry of Motor Vehicles and was a longtime waitress at Jeveli’s in East Boston
She was the devoted wife of the late William P. McCauley, Sr.; daughter of the late Emmanuel and Catherine (Barbaro) Silva; beloved mother of William P. McCauley, Jr. of Malden, Peter John McCauley and Michael James McCauley, both of Melrose; cherished grandmother of Cassie Ann and Joseph McCauley of Melrose and Kristen and Nicole McCauley of Orange; loving sister of Emmanuel “Manny” Silva of Lynn, Carol Currier of Derry, NH, Mary Louise Beckner of California and the late Rachel O’Leary and Irene Adayno and dear friend of Reita Colard of Pepperell. She is also survived by 17 nieces and nephews.
Family and friends are kindly invited to attend her Funeral Service in the Carroll Funeral Home, 721 Salem Street, (Maplewood Square) Malden today, Tuesday, February 21 at 10 o’clock. Burial will be at Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. www.carrollfh.com
Maria ‘Gloria’ Strzemilowski
Worked at GE Riverworks
Marie L “Gloria” (Boudreau) Strzemilowski of Manchester, NH, formerly of Lynn and Danvers, died on February 12 at the Elliot Hospital in Manchester after a long illness. She was 82 years old.
Born in Lynn on September 23, 1929, the daughter of the late Joseph I. and Alice (McKinnon) Boudreau, she was a former Lynn resident, lived in Danvers for 20 years and has lived in Manchester, NH for the past 18 years. She graduated from St. Mary’s High School in Lynn in 1948 and worked at the Riverworks Plant of the General Electric Company.
Family members include her husband, Robert C. Stremilowski of Manchester; two daughters, Kathleen LeMoine and her husband, Norman, of Kittery, Maine and Joanne Ulbin and her husband, Christopher of Manchester; her grandchildren, Kaitlin and Gregory LeMoine of Somerville and Christian and Hunter Ulbin of Manchester; one great grandson, Jackson Ulbin and a sister, Lillian Kondroski of Lynn. She was the sister of the late Stephen Boudreau.
A memorial service was held at Lambert Funeral Home and Crematory in Manchester with local arrangements by the Nadworny Funeral Home, Lynn. To leave a message of condolence, visit: www.lambertfuneralhome.com.
Former Secretary for Grand Lodge of Masons, Education Department
Ellen (Weinberg) Kelly of Lynn, formerly of Revere, died suddenly on February 15. She was 64 years old.
A graduate of Revere High School, she was the former Secretary for the Education Department of the Grand Lodge of Masons.
The devoted wife of John P. Kelly, she was the beloved mother of Rachael and Baxton Conway and Jessica and Douglas Fuller; loving step-mother of Scott Kelly, Dana and Melisa Kelly and Laura Kelly; cherished daughter of Mollie Hixson Hartnett and Dennis Hartnett and Abraham and Mildred Weinberg; dear sister of Lawrence Weinberg and Lisa King; adored grandmother of seven grandchildren. She will be missed by all her knew her.
Funeral arrangements were by the Goldman Funeral Chapel, Malden. Burial was in Everett. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be donated to the M.S.P.C.A., 350 Huntington Avenue Boston, MA 02130 or Aid for Cancer Research PO Box 376 Newton, MA 02459. For online condolences go to: www.goldmanfc.com
Violet Ann Andruskiewicz
Worked for American Optical and Beacon Communications
Violet Ann (Ramsey) Andruskiewicz of Lynn died peacefully at home surrounded by her family after a long illness. She was 80 years old.
Born on April 1, 1931 in Bangor, Maine, she was the daughter of the late Peter and Anna (Kinch) Ramsey. She was married in St. Mary’s Church on September 25, 1960 and was also a member of St. Michael’s Church.
Prior to her retirement, she worked for American Optical in Chelsea for 26 years. She later returned to the workforce for Beacon Communications for 14 years. She enjoyed watching television and walking. Above all, she had a lifetime of devotion to her family and devoted her life to her children: Julie Andruskiewicz-Laliberte of Lynn and Edward C. Andruskiewicz, Jr. and his fiancé, Heidy of Lynn. She was a loving grandmother to Edward and Joshua Laliberte and Corey and Zoey Morris and is also survived by many nieces and nephews. A very special thanks to her devoted great niece, Jody L. Faulkner. She was the sister of the late Bertha Hooley, Lillian Seechi, Olive Callahan, William “Bill” Ramsey and Baby Paul Ramsey.
Funeral arrangements were by the Cuffe-McGinn Funeral Home, Lynn. For online memorial and guestbook, please visit www.cuffemcginn.com
US Postal Service Employee
James M. Putis of Danvers, formerly of Lynn, died at his home after a long illness.
Born and raised in Lynn, he was the son of the late Alphonse Putis and Virginia (Currier) Putis-Clark. He was a graduate of Lynn English High School Class of 1978. He later attended Westfield State College.
He was employed as a Letter Carrier for the United States Postal Service for over 25 years, based out of the South Boston Postal Annex. A longtime friend of Bill W., he was known as a generous and charitable man who always thought of others. He was also known for his quick wit.
He leaves his brother, David Putis of Lynn and several cousins including Marilyn Hazel of Danvers and Jim Beaudet of Haverhill.
Funeral arrangements were by the Cuffe-McGinn Funeral Home, Lynn. Burial was in Saint James Cemetery. Gifts in his memory may be sent to the American Kidney Fund, 30 East 33rd St. New York, NY 10016. For online memorial and guestbook, please visit www.cuffemcginn.com