Obituaries 05-08-2019

Scott Poirier

Family Man

A Funeral Mass was celebrated on Tuesday, May 7 in Sacred Heart Church in East Boston for Scott E. Poirier who passed following a long illness on Wednesday, May 1, at Tuft’s Medical Center, Boston.

Born and raised in East Boston, he attended East Boston Schools and was a member of the Class of 1979. Scott worked within the New Technology Business & Ventures and was a 15-year employee with LC Technology & Solutions of Salisbury as a design assembler. His interests were any technology involved with remote control products, i.e. autos, drones and helicopters. He was also a sports enthusiast, especially for the New England Patriots. However, his true and abiding devotion belonged to his wife, children, brothers and sisters and his dear mother-in-law and all his in-laws. He was indeed a “Family Man.”

He was the husband of 31 years to Gail M. (Cianciulli) Porier and the cherished father to Brianna L. and Justin S. Poirier, all of Peabody, the devoted son of Patricia M. (Morris) Poirier-Denehy and the late Bernard E. Poirier and the dear brother of Denise A. Poirier and Robyn J. Poirier, all of Sacramento, California and Gary A. Poirier of Exeter, Maine. He is also lovingly survived by his mother-in-law, Mildred E. (Casaletto) Cianciulli and the late Salvatore F. “Sonny” Cianciulli, his brother in-law, Cpt. Jerry M. Cianciulli, BFD and his wife, Laurie, all of Peabody and the late Rhonda M. Falzone. Scott also leaves his faithful canine daughter, Rhea and many nieces and nephews.

Remembrances may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis TN, 38105-9959. For more information, please visit

William Warren Flynn, Jr.

Decorated veteran

William Warren Flynn, Jr., 72, of Hampton, NH, died peacefully Monday, April 29, at Portsmouth Regional Hospital where the staff was beyond caring.   His strength carried him longer than his cancer prognosis predicted through the loving care of his fiancé, Deborah Lane whom he sadly leaves behind.

Born on January 28, 1947, the son of the late William Warren and Mary (Rapino) Flynn, he was a graduate of East Boston High School and served in the U.S. Army with distinction, earning the Medal of Valor, with the 173rd Airborne Brigade during the Vietnam War.

He lived most his life in New Hampshire between North Conway and Hampton.  He loved his morning walks on the beach, playing competitive hockey, softball and his Sunday fantasy football, his Boston sports teams and would end his nights watching old “Cheers” re-runs.  He  loved his country and was proud of his Irish roots.  He will forever be missed.

In addition to his fiancé, he leaves his son, Sean Flynn and his wife, Dayna, his daughter, Tiffany Flynn and her husband, Mikael Mulhall, his brother Patrick Flynn and his wife, Ann, his sister Geraldine Flynn, his grandson, Sean Flynn, Jr., and granddaughter, Keira Flynn, by whom he was lovingly known as Grandpa Red, and his niece, Julie Jenks, as well as several extended family members.

After cremation, private interment with military honors will be held in the Massachusetts National Cemetery, Bourne.  Arrangements were by the Remick & Gendron Funeral Home-Crematory, Hampton.

Vicky Hurst

Served as secretary and president of the East Boston Chamber of Commerce in the 1980’s and 1990’s

Vicky E. Hurst of East Boston passed peacefully on Saturday, April 13 at Massachusetts General Hospital after a long illness. She was 69 years old.

She was the daughter of the late Betty M. Hurst and The Rev. Dr. Wm. G. Hurst (and his wife Mary Lou) of Ft. Myers, Florida, Vicky was a retired Chartered Life Underwriter for New England Mutual Life Insurance Company.  An active member of the East Boston Chamber of Commerce for many years, she served as both secretary and President in the 1980’s and 1990’s. 

She enjoyed writing poetry and children’s stories and had been a faithful member of St. John’s Episcopal Church, Winthrop for many years.

Vicky will be missed by her brother, Michael and sisters, Susan, Jennifer and Carol.  She was especially devoted to her nephew, Jim and nieces: Julie, Ann, Michelle, Rachel, Liz, Sarah, Betsy and Julia.  Vicky touched the lives of many people including great friends she made in her various residences in Somerville and East Boston, as well as the many care-givers and doctors who assisted her throughout her lengthy and wide-ranging medical challenges.

Friends are welcome to join her family for the funeral service at St. John’s Episcopal Parish in Winthrop at 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 11.  The service will be followed by a Celebration of Life Luncheon at the Winthrop Golf Club.  In lieu of flowers, donations in Vicky’s memory may be made to St. John’s Episcopal Parish, 222 Bowdoin St. Winthrop or to the National MS Society via this online link:

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