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Sad News: Marjorie Horgan

July 17th, 2017 — No comments

Marjorie A. (Tewksbury) Horgan, age 93, of Lynn, died Saturday in the Mountain View Community Nursing Home. She was the wife of the late Frederick N. Horgan. Born in Williamstown, MA, she was the daughter of the late Allen W. and Lorraine C (LeBlanc) Tewksbury. She was raised in Lynn, and was a graduate of Lynn Classical High School. She had also taken several drafting courses.
Marjorie had worked as a draftsman for General Electric, Riverworks plant for 20 years until her retirement in 1986. She was a communicant of Sacred Heart Church, and was a member of the Ladies Sodality. She enjoyed spending winters in Florida and summers on Cape Cod. She was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution, and had previously been a Cub Scout Den Mother. She also enjoyed gardening, cooking, golfing, knitting and sewing.

She is survived by her three children; Frederick N. Horgan and his wife Eileen of Ft. Lauderdale, FL, Eileen F. Lennon and her husband Richard of Chocorua, NH, and Timothy R. Horgan and his wife Eileen of Stoneham; six grandchildren; Laura Gilbert and her husband Michael of Margate, FL, Christopher Horgan of Ft. Lauderdale, FL, Daniel Lennon and his wife Stacy of Carlisle, MA, Katherine Hernandez and her husband Jorge of Lawrence, Kelly Svendsen and her fiancé John Hurley of Revere and Timothy D. Horgan and his wife Erin of Reading; seven great-grandchildren; Brooke and Caroline Gilbert, Felipe and Alexander Hernandez, Augustus and Aoife Lennon, and Ollie Svendsen; her brother, William Tewksbury and his wife Carolyn of North Reading; her sister, Katherine Wrynn and her husband James of Lynn; as well as several nieces and nephews. She was the sister of the late Robert Tewksbury.
Her funeral will be held on Friday at 9:30AM from the SOLIMINE FUNERAL HOME, 426 Broadway (Rt 129), Lynn, followed by a Funeral Mass at 10:30AM in Sacred Heart Church. Burial will be in Pine Grove Cemetery, Lynn. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited. Visiting hours are Thursday from 4-8PM. Those who prefer may make donations to the Alzheimer’s Association, 309 Waverly Oaks Rd., Waltham, MA 02452.

Mary Alice Downey Scholarship Fundraiser, March 18

February 10th, 2017 — No comments

A fundraiser for the Mary Alice Downey Scholarship will be held Saturday March 18, 7pm in the POPYC Funtion Hall. The evening will include a home-cooked Italian meal, a 50/50 raffle, a silent auction, DJ and music trivia. Cost of the dinner is $10 per person.

The goal is to raise $1000 for this year’s scholarship.

Please click here to indicate plans to attend.

 

How can you help?

  • Make a cash donation to the scholarship fund (not tax deductible).
  • Donate a gift card for the silent auction (restaurant, retail store, liquor, etc.).
  • Attend the event! All donation will be posted to the POPYC website/message board.

 

About the Mary Alice Downey Memorial Scholarship

Every year the Mary Alice Downey Memorial Scholarship is awarded to a child or relative of a POPYC member attending a four year higher education institution, community college, or post-secondary trade school. Read more about it and download an application here.


In remembrance: Geraldine Romano

January 16th, 2017 — No comments

The Point of Pines Yacht Club Officers and Members wish to express their condolences to the family of Rob Ragucci on the loss of Rob’s sister Geraldine Romano.

 

Romano, Geraldine K. (Ragucci) – known as “Gerry” to her family and friends, currently of Lynnfield and formally of North Reading, Revere, Malden and Boston, died peacefully supported by her loving family on January 14, 2017. She was 74 years old.

Born in Boston on October 26, 1942, she was the loving daughter of the late Joseph and Josephine (Gianinno) Ragucci. Gerry was raised in the North End of Boston and attended school at St. Anthony’s and Julie Billart, and graduated from St. Mary’s in Cambridge. Gerry has strong ties to the North End and never missed the St. Anthony’s and St. Lucy’s Feasts.

She was the devoted mother of Joline Pepper and her husband Eric of North Reading, and of Mark Romano of Mississippi, the cherished grandmother of granddaughters Erica (11) and Alexa (9) Pepper of North Reading and Nicolas (18) of Mississippi. Dear sister of Theresa Sabbio and husband Frank, Angie Marco and husband John and Robert Ragucci and wife Christina, all of Revere, John Ragucci and wife Ann of Florida, and Carmine Ragucci and his late wife Maria of Maine. She was the friend of Leo R. Romano of Florida, and is survived and loved by many cousins, nieces, nephews, and great nieces and nephews.

Gerry raised her children in Malden and was very involved in her children’s lives. She was known as a phenomenal cook and always loved to feed her family, “getting a bite” and going out to dinner with family and friends. Gerry loved to go to the theater and loved to dance. She enjoyed going to the YMCA with her friends for her senior exercise class and loved going to BINGO with her sister and brother-in-law. Gerry had two true passions: her grandchildren and sports. She was extremely involved with her grandchildren and loved being around them. She attended many of her granddaughters’ games and performances and was their biggest cheerleader. Gerry loved the Red Sox and the Bruins and could tell you anything about those teams. However, she was the biggest Patriots fan around and whole-heartedly enjoyed every football Sunday. She will be fondly remembered for her love and devotion to her family and friends and will be greatly missed by all who knew her and loved her.

Funeral from the Dello Russo Funeral Home, 306 Main St., Medford, on Thursday, January 19 at 10 AM followed by a funeral mass celebrated in St. Theresa Church, 63 Winter St., North Reading, at 11:30 AM. Interment will be private. Visiting hours Wednesday 4 – 8 PM. In lieu of flowers, donations in Gerry’s memory may be made to the St. Anthony’s Society, 203 Endicott Street, Boston, MA: www.stanthonysfeast.com/donate.html