Obituaries 11-15-2017

Josephine Chianca

Died peacefully

Josephine (Luiso) Chianca died peacefully surrounded by her family on November 12 at the age of 96.

The beloved wife of the late Louis “Gigi” Chianca, she was the devoted mother of Louis “Butch” Chianca and his late wife, Joanne and Angela DiPerri and her husband, Charles; sister of the late Lena Marotta, Helen Micciche, Concetta Severino, Fanny Allison, Flora Busheme, Edie LoVerme, Mary Sarno, Carl Luise and Ralph Luiso; grandmother of Cheryl DiPerri, Deanna Cutlip and her husband, Richard, Lori Lockhead and her husband, Kevin, Louis Chianca and his wife, Evelyn and great grandmother of Joseph and Matthew Powers, Danielle DiPerri, Kevin, Michael, Kenny and John Lockhead, Randi, Richard and Jessica Cutlip, Gianna and Antonia Chianca. Family and friends will honor Josephine’s life by gathering at the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home, 971 Saratoga St., East Boston, today, Wednesday,  November 15 from 4 to 8 p.m. and again on Thursday at 8:30 a.m. before leaving in procession to St. Joseph – St. Lazarus Church Ashley St., East Boston for a 10 a.m. Funeral Mass in celebration of Josephine’s life. Services will conclude with Josephine being laid to rest with her beloved Louis in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. For more information or to send an online condolence, please visit

Anne Marie McCarthy

Lifelong East Boston resident

Anne Marie (Wingard) McCarthy, a life-long resident of East Boston, passed away surrounded by her loving family on November 9 at the age of 82.

Anne was born in Boston on January 3,1935 to William J. and Alice J. (Jensen) Wingard and was baptized at Our Saviors Lutheran Church. She raised her family in Orient Heights with her beloved Albert. She was a member of the Grace Church line dancing club. When Albert took ill she cared for him for countless hours for over 15 years until he passed in 2008. For the last six month,s she courageously battled cancer and passed away in her home surrounded by her family. She will be sorely missed.

The beloved wife of the late Albert D. McCarthy, she was the devoted mother of Alan McCarthy and Steven McCarthy, both of East Boston and Anne Marie Kowalick and her husband, Keith of Groveland; dear sister of Linda Bertolino of South Weymouth and the late William Wingard, Joan Kelly and Barbara Colantuone; cherished grandmother of Lauren and Ashley McCarthy and Melissa, Keith Jr. and Kimberly Kowalick and adored great-grandmother of Charlie Chavez. She is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home, East Boston. Funeral services at Our Saviors Lutheran Church concluded with Anne being laid to rest with her beloved Albert in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Alice Butler

Will be remembered for her cheerful and friendly disposition

Alice (Lucash) Butler passed quietly on November 6 at the Chelsea Jewish Nursing Home.

Alice was born in Charlestown in 1919 as Alice O. Lucash to immigrant parents from Poland and Russia.  She was married to her loving husband, Thomas M. Butler Sr. during World War II, while Thomas served in the U.S. Navy.  After the war, they settled in East Boston, where they raised their two sons.

When Thomas retired from Boston Edison Company, they sold their house on East Eagle Street in East Boston and moved to a small bungalow in Hyannis, where they lived until Thomas’ death in 1997. They had been married for 55 wonderful years.

Alice moved back to this area to be close to her younger son, Thomas Jr. and settled in Winthrop.  Thomas Jr. passed in 2015. She spent her final years in the Chelsea Home where she is remembered for her cheerful and friendly disposition.  She will be missed by all.

She is survived by her son Dick Butler of Stockton Springs, Maine, her grandsons, Andrew Butler of Boise, Idaho and Rick Butler of St. Petersburg, Florida and several other grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

No services are scheduled at this time. To send condolences to the family, please visit

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