Obituaries 03-18-2015

John McGunigle

Of Arizona, formerly of East Boston

John F. McGunigle passed away on his birthday, March 1, at his home in Mesa, Arizona. He was 76 years old.

John was born in Chelsea and raised in East Boston where he was educated in the Boston Public Schools. John was a supervisor for many years for the Boston Ship Yards, he was a HVAC Engineer for the Hilton Hotels and retired after 14 years of service from Building Technology Engineers, Inc. He was an avid Boston sports fan, enjoyed coaching East Boston Little League, Pop Warner, golf, travelling, fishing, pontoon boating, watching western movies, making others laugh and helping others. He especially enjoyed being with his loved ones and his many friends and will always be remembered for his sense of humor, generosity, compassion and his infectious laugh. He had a heart of gold.

In 1958, John entered the U.S. Coast Guard Reserve and served as a non-petty officer until 1964. He resided in Melrose and East Boston before relocating to Arizona.

John was preceded in death by his parents William and Mary Jane (LeBlanc) of Boston. He was the brother of the late William (Billy) McGunigle and sister Mary Jane (Abbott), his first wife Madeline McGunigle and two sons Robert (Bobby) and Daniel M. (Danny). He was the beloved father of John E. McGunigle and wife, Robin of East Boston, Paul W. McGunigle and wife, Mary of Wakefield. He leaves his beloved wife, Maureen (Baggs) McGunigle and is survived by his step-children, Kori and her husband, Brock of Chandler, AZ, Tim and his wife, Hollie of No. Andover, and Audrey and John Marinelli of Windham, NH, and by many grandchildren and numerous wonderful friends.

A memorial service will be held at the Most Holy Redeemer Catholic Church, 65 London Street, East Boston on Tuesday, March 31 at 9 a.m. Relatives and friends are kindly invited. In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 417005, Boston, MA 02241 or .Visiting hours have been respectfully omitted.

William Morgan Bagley, Jr.

Retired Winthrop & East Boston pharmacist and former Chief of Staff for Head of State Administration in the Mass. House of Representatives

William Morgan Bagley, Jr. or “Bill” as he was lovingly known, passed away suddenly and peacefully, surrounded by his family, on March 13 in West Palm Beach, Florida. He was 71 years old.

He was born in Winthrop on January 8, 1944, grew up in East Boston and lived for nearly 20 years in London, Hong Kong and Dalian, China before recently settling in West Palm Beach, Florida.

Bill was a Registered Pharmacist, graduating from Massachusetts College of Pharmacy following graduation from Boston College High School. He practiced pharmacy in drug stores in East Boston and Winthrop from the 1960s through the 1980s. He was active in state-wide politics including election to the Massachusetts Democratic Election Committee in Ward One, East Boston and acted as campaign chairman of many successful election and re-election campaigns. After retiring from pharmacy, he accepted the position of Chief of Staff for the head of State Administration in the Massachusetts House of Representatives.

After retirement, Billy joined his wife, Carol in London where she worked for Fidelity Investments. From that point forward they lived abroad, travelling extensively throughout Europe and Asia.

Always sartorial and congenial, Bill was legendary for his uncurbed enthusiasm, limitless generosity and good nature. He always had a smile and a good word for everyone. Bill’s passion for life was almost matched by his love of playing golf. But his greatest enjoyment was spending time with family and friends. Bill Bagley’s life inspired us all.

Bill was the son of the late Attorney William M. Bagley and the late Grace E. (Snow) Bagley of East Boston, He and his wife, Carol A. Vahey, originally from Chelsea, shared 43 years together. Bill is also survived by his sister Dorothy R. Goodwin and her husband, Robert H. of Melrose; his brothers: Robert H. Bagley of Winthrop, Frederick D. Bagley and his wife, Paula J. of Naples, FL, Thomas R. Bagley and his wife, Mary J. of Delray Beach, FL. and his sister, Patricia G. Granara and her husband, Richard A. of Melrose. Bill was uncle and granduncle to many nieces and nephews.

Family and friends are invited to attend a Memorial Celebration of Life Mass on Saturday, March 21 at 11 a.m. in St. Anthony of Padua Church, 250 Revere St., Revere. Visiting Hours are respectfully omitted and interment is private. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to Florida Sheriff’s Youth Ranches, Inc., P.O. Box 2000 Boys Ranch, FL 32064-9984. Arrangements are in the care of: The Vertuccio and Smith Home for Funerals, of Revere. For more information, please visit


Ida Storniolo

Of Chelsea

Ida (DiMarzo) Storniolo of Chelsea died on March 11.

She was the beloved wife of the late Albert Storniolo; loving mother of Alida Pappas and her late husband, Andy of East Boston, Catherine O’Neill and her husband, Douglas Polito of Chelsea, and Deborah Bosco and her husband, John of Torrance, CA; cherished grandmother of Alberta, Bronson, Kelley, Angelo, Debbie and Jamie; great-grandmother of Daniel, David, Gabby, Marina, Natalya, Bronson, Brittni, Jayden, Cody, Emma, Jacob and Leiana; dear sister of Catherine Bardaro of Everett, Dorothy Montalto of Somerville, the late Anna Salsgiver and Nicholas DiMarzo and is also survived by loving nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Magrath Funeral Home, East Boston. Interment was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett.

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