Obituaries 12-07-2011

Michael DeGregorio 

Past Venerable Winthrop Sons of Italy and Life Member of Winthrop Elks

Michael A. DeGregorio of East Boston, formerly of Winthrop, died December 1 at the Lighthouse Nursing Center, Revere. He was 89 years old.

Born in East Boston, the son of the late Concetta Buonopane and Michael DeGregorio, he moved to Winthrop, graduated from the Winthrop School System and entered the US Army serving during World War II. Prior to his retirement he was a testman for N.E. T. & T. He was a Past Venerable of Winthrop Lodge 2057 Order Sons of Italy and a life member of Winthrop Lodge of Elks.

He was the beloved husband of Florence M. (Fuccillo), devoted father of Michele Rios and her husband, Robert of Saugus, dear brother of Patrick DeGregorio of Winthrop, Robert DeGregorio of Winthrop, Richard DeGregorio of N. Reading and and Rosemarie French of Winthrop and the loving grandfather of Michael Rios. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Ernest P. Caggiano & Son – O’Maley Funeral Home, Winthrop. Burial was in the Belle Isle Section of Winthrop Cemetery. Memorial donations may be sent to St. Jude Tribute Program, P.O. Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, TN 38148-0142.

Lukas Kelly Van Massakkers 

Boston resident

Lukas Kelly Van Massakkers of Boston died on November 29.

He was the beloved son of Mattijs van Maasakkers and Sarah Kelly; cherished grandson of Richard Kelly and his wife, Carol Akerson, Jeannette Kelly and her husband, Todd Pritz, and Janneke van Vroonhoven; dear nephew of Robert Kelly and Roelof van Maasakkers and his wife, Lisa.

At the family’s request, all services are private. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to: Massachusetts General Hospital’s “Visiting Moms” program online at or by mailing a check to MGH Development Office, 165 Cambridge Street, Suite 600, Boston, MA 02114. Please make all checks out to Massachusetts General Hospital and include Visiting Moms and Lukas van Maasakkers in the memo line. For online condolences, please visit:

Brian Clarke 

Of Peabody, formerly of East Boston

Brian Clark of Peabody, formerly of East Boston, died unexpectedly on November 19. He was 33 years old.

He is survived by his daughter, Briana Marie Clarke and is also survived by his friends Anthony Miglianico, Sarah Homes, Tasha McMahon, Andy Latima and Shawn Morency, all of Peabody.

Brian Clarke


“Just a few words from the hearts of Clarkies loved ones”

“We thought of you with love today but that is nothing new

we thought about you yesterday

and days before that too

we think of you in silence

we often speak your name

now all we have is memories

and your picture is the frame

your memory is our keepsake which we will never part

god has you in his keeping

now we have you in his our hearts”

Survived by his loving friends, there’s much too many to list,

“But first and formost” His daughter (Brianna Marie Clarke),friend Anthony Miglianico, friend Tasha McMahon, friend Sarah Homes, Andy Latima, Shawn Morency……

We love you Clarkie, we are sorry we  couldn’t see that you needed help, we will love and cherish you always just know we will all be with you some day. Take comfort in knowing you will be with your mom now. R.I.P

We will love and miss you every moment of every day.

Stella Nevins 

Chelsea resident

Stella T. (Maronska) Nevins of Chelsea died on November 28.

She was the beloved wife of the late Samuel J. “Sam” Nevins; devoted mother of Lyn Nevins and her husband, John Herbert of Darien, CT and Joan Nevins of East Boston; cherished grandmother of Dr. Chrissy Nevins-Herbert MD of Providence RI and Johnny Nevins-Herbert of Darien, CT; dear sister of Stanley Maronski of Saugus, the late Gladys Maronska, Chester, Charles and Alfred Maronski. She was lovingly cared for by her sister in law Ann Maronski and niece Mary Maronski.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Frank A. Welsh & Sons Funeral Home, Chelsea. Burial was at Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. Should friends desire, contributions in her memory may be made to the Chelsea Jewish Foundation, 17 Lafayette Ave., Chelsea, MA 02150. For directions or to send expressions of sympathy, please visit

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