Obituaries 12-12-2018

Thomas Costigan

Winthrop Man of the Year 1993 for his dedication to Winthrop Little League

Thomas R. Costigan of Bristol, NH, formerly of Winthrop and East Boston, died Dec. 3. He was 88 years old.

Tom served in the       U.S. Navy as Boiler Technician second class on the U.S.S. Albany during the Korean War. During his service, he was awarded a commendation for averting a catastrophic event in the ship’s engine room. After his discharge, he began a career as a metal fabricator for H.P. Hood and Sons in Charlestown, where he worked until retirement.

Tom was an avid fisherman throughout his life, fishing with his brother at Boston Harbor and the Charles River, his nephews and sons at Revere and Winthrop Beaches and his grandchildren on Newfound Lake and the Pemigewasset River.

He was a Little League baseball coach in Winthrop from 1958 to 1993 and was recognized for his dedication to the League with a Man of the Year award in 1993.

His favorite pastime was watching the Boston Red Sox and New England Patriots, especially when his boys and grandchildren would gather in his living room to watch and talk sports with him.

He was the beloved husband for 49 years of the late Dorothy A. (Grace) Costigan, devoted father of Thomas R. Costigan, Jr., Kevin Costigan and his wife, Michelle, Brian Costigan and his wife, Kathleen, all of Bristol, NH, Patrick Costigan and his wife, Kimberly of Winthrop and Daniel Costigan and his wife, Desiree of Plymouth, NH. He was the cherished Grandpa of Kyle, Michael, Sean, Kevin, Spencer, Michael Patrick, Chris, Julie, Kelly, Katie, Karalyn, Kayci, Matthew, Damien, Dominick, Devan, and Declan; dear brother of Betty Garchinski of Medford; brother-in-law of Lorraine Washburn of Nashua, NH, Althea and Edward Clark of Tewksbury and Fred Grace of Massachusetts. He also leaves many beloved nieces and nephews. He was the son of the late Mary (Coombs) and Bernard Costigan and was predeceased by his siblings: Bernard Costigan and his wife, Marilyn, Mary Costigan, Bridget Higgins and her husband, David, Winifred Hegarty and her husband, James, Anna Marie Morelli and her husband, Edward.

Funeral arrangements were by Emmons Funeral Home of Bristol, NH.

Committal services and burial, with military honors, will be held in the spring.  Donations in his name may be made         to the Newfound Area Nursing Association (NANA) 214 Lake St., Bristol, NH 03222 or the charity of your choice.

Judith Rita Brown

Loved her family, animals

and the New Engand Patriots

Judith Rita (Mitchell) Brown of Revere, formerly of East Boston, passed away after a courageous battle with Cancer and Alzheimer’s, surrounded by her loving family on Dec. 7 at the age of 67.

Judith was born in Boston on Feb. 24, 1951 to Dewey Mitchell and Evelyn (Moscatelli). She lived in East Boston for many years and raised her family in the Eagle Hill section of East Boston.

Judith was an avid bingo player. She loved trips to Foxwoods with family and friends. She enjoyed baking as well as taking care of her family. She was a dedicated Boston sports fan who loved the New England Patriots.

She was the beloved wife of the late James F. Brown; devoted mother of Mary DeVoy and her husband, Ronald Jr. of Braintree, Paula Brown of Revere, Judy Brown of Revere and Tina Brown of Braintree; dear sister of Barbara Anecone, Robert Mitchell and Carol Sisak and the late Phyllis Mitchell and the cherished grandmother of Jacquelyn Brown, Kasey Perkins, Jocelyn Brown, Joshua DeVoy and Jayden Brown. She is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.

Family and friends will honor Judith’s life by gathering at the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home, 971 Saratoga St., East Boston today, Wednesday morning at 8:30 a.m. before leaving in funeral procession to Sacred Heart Church, Brooks St., East Boston for a 10 a.m. Funeral Mass in celebration of Judith’s life. Services will conclude with Judith being laid to rest at St. Michael’s Cemetery in Boston.

While her family was important to her, her love of animals was a close second. She loved cats and dogs. In honoring this love of animals and in lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Northeast Animal Shelter 347 Highland Ave. Salem, MA 01970.

Tito Leonardo Lopez Ebanks

Died tragically

Tito Leonardo Lopez Ebanks tragically passed away on Dec. 6 at the age of 29.

He was the cherished son of the late Tito Lopez and Patricia Ebanks of Chelsea, devoted father of Matthew Lopez of East Boston, dear brother of Helen Ebanks and her husband, Carmine Capone of East Boston, Karla Lopez of Honduras and Erik Lopez of Washington and the adored uncle of Anthony Aguilar, Emily Capone and Yahir Lopez. He was cherished and loved by the Capone Family and is also survived by many loving cousins and friends.

Family and friends will honor Tito’s life by gathering at the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home, 971 Saratoga St., East Boston on Thursday, Dec. 13 from 4 to 8 p.m. and again on Friday morning at 10 a.m. A funeral service in celebration of Tito’s life will take place in the Serenity Chapel of the Memorial Home at 10:30 a.m. Services will conclude with Tito being laid to rest in Holy Cross Cemetery Malden.

Richard Lawrence Curtis

Of East Boston, formerly of Revere

Richard Lawrence Curtis of East Boston, formerly of Revere, passed away suddenly on Dec. 8.

The beloved husband of Elizabeth (Puzzo) Curtis, he was the devoted father of Christopher Curtis and his daughter, Angela of Revere, loving son of the late Doris “Bingo” Bigwood and Dave Bigwood and is also survived by many loving brothers, sisters, nieces and nephews.

Family and friends will honor Richard’s life by gathering on Saturday, Dec. 15 at the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home, 971 Saratoga St., East Boston from 3 to 6 p.m. In lieu of flowers and in honoring Richard’s life, memorial donations may be made to Richard’s family to help defray funeral expenses. For more information or to send an online condolence, visit:

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