Obituaries 06-27-2018

Judy Morgan

Of East Boston

Judy (Flamingo) Morgan of East Boston died peacefully on June 21.

The wife of the late Paul F. Morgan, she was the devoted mother of Paul, Guy and Kristy, loving companion of the late Jay Swan, dear sister of Linda, Emily, Marylou and Corrina. She was pre deceased  by three brothers and three sisters and was the cherished grandmother of 10. She also leaves many loving nieces and nephews.

Family and friends will honor Judy’s life by gathering in the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home, 971 Saratoga St. (Orient Heights) East Boston on Thursday, June 28 from 4 to 8 p.m. and again on Friday morning at the Holy Redeemer Church, Maverick Street,  East Boston for a Funeral Mass at 10 a.m. In honoring her life (PLEASE GO DIRECTLY TO CHURCH.) In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to her family to help with funeral expenses. The funeral home is handicapped accessible, courtesy valet parking at front entrance of funeral home ample off street parking with attendants. For more information, visit: www.

Eileen Robidoue

Suffolk Downs retiree, recipient of 2012 Lifetime Achievement award

Eileen (Watt) Robidoue of Revere, formerly of Rumford, Rhode Island, died on June 20.

Eileen graduated from Sacred Heart High School and Catherine Gibbs Secretarial School in Pawtucket RI. She was a Horseman’s Bookkeeper at Narragansett Park, Pawtucket RI, Rockingham Park Salem NH, and retired from Suffolk Downs, in East Boston after 50 years of service. She received a Lifetime achievement Award from New England Turf Writer’s Association in 2012.

She was the devoted mother of the late Samuel F. Robidoue and sister of the late Robert A. Watt, beloved cousin of the late John A. Keenan and beloved late friend of Mary Brett (McSheffrey). She is survived by cousins: Robert Keenan, Mary Jane Sinnott (Keenan) and Ann Kosvanec (Watt), her beloved sister in law Virginia Holt (Robidoue) and by many beloved friends in Winthrop, Revere and the New England horse racing family.

Funeral arrangements were by the Paul Buonfiglio& Sons – Bruno Funeral Home, Revere. Interment was in Mount Saint Mary Cemetery, Pawtucket, RI.  For guestbook, please

John Cronin

Boston Herald retiree

John R. Cronin of Winthrop, formerly of East Boston, died peacefully in Waltham on June 23.

A US Air Force veteran, he was a 35 year past employee of the Boston Herald and a member of the Special Library Association.

He was the beloved husband of the late Carol Ann (Luti) Cronin, the devoted father of Christopher of Brighton, Daniel and his wife, Sarah of Franklin, Justin and his wife, Renee of Londonerry, NH and the late David M. Cronin; dear brother of the late Dorothy Cronin and cherished  grandfather of Abby, Jack, Liam, Rhys and Colin, He is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.

Family and friends will honor John by gathering in the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home, 971 Saratoga St., (Orient Heights) East Boston today, Wednesday, at 8:30 a.m. before leaving in procession to St. John the Evangelist Church, Winthrop for a Funeral Mass in celebration of his life at 10 a.m. Services will conclude with John being laid to rest with his loving wife and son in Winthrop Cemetery (Cross Street.) In honor of John and in lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to: Jimmy Fund Tribute Program, 1 Harvard St Brookline 02146. For more information, visit:

Frances Carpinelli

Of Northbridge, formerly of East Boston

Frances A. (Coviello) Carpinelli of Northbridge, formerly of East Boston,

passed away June 18 at Beaumont Skilled Nursing and Rehab Center in Northbridge. She was 80 years old.

The wife of the late Patrick Carpinelli, she  worked at One Liberty Square in Boston for 30 years before retiring. In her younger years, she enjoyed going on adventures, bowling, dancing, and spending time with family and friends. She also took great pride in her grandchildren.

Frances was born September 2, 1937 in Boston to the late Nicholas and Phyllis (Staffier) Coviello. She is survived by her daughters, Susan Pucci and Phyllis Jones; two brothers, Nicholas Coviello and Robert Coviello; a sister, CamielleGiacobelli; seven grandchildren; Joey, Christopher, Erica, Samantha, Elaina, Sara and T.J., and her great-granddaughter, Giavanna.

Funeral services will be private and held at the convenience of the family. Arrangements by are by Buma Funeral Home, Whitinsville.

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