Obituaries 06-21-2012

Richard Leo LeMoure

Retired Union Fish Packer and Handler

Richard Leo LeMoure died unexpectedly in his Chelsea home on Father’s Day in the company of his family. He was 90 years old.

A Union Fish Packer and Handler, he was born in East Boston, the son of the late Thomas and Abigail (Keene) LeMoure. He attended East Boston Schools, joined the C.C.C and later enlisted in the US Army during World War II. He served in the Army Air Corps and was honorably discharged in 1945. In1949 he married Lillian (Richard) and together they lived and raised their daughter in Chelsea. He was preceded in death by his wife in 1983. Richard worked on the Boston fish pier for various companies as a union fish packer and handler. He was a great narrator of family poetry.

His Funeral will begin from the Frank A. Welsh & Sons Funeral Home, 718 Broadway, Chelsea today, Thursday, June 21 at 9:30 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass at St. Michael the Archangel Chapel, Chelsea Soldiers Home, 91 Crest Ave. Chelsea at 10:30 a.m. Services will conclude with burial at Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. Relatives and friends are most kindly invited to attend.

Timothy Foley

Union Painter, Driver for ‘The Ride’

Timothy M. Foley died unexpectedly at his Revere home on June 8. He was 52 years old.

Born in Winthrop, he was raised in Everett and Revere. He was a painter by trade who worked for Local 35 and was a member of the International Union of Paint and Allied Trades Local 35. He also worked as a driver for “The Ride” and was a custodian for Suffolk Downs.

He was the beloved husband of Elizabeth M. (Kozlowski) of Everett and the devoted son of Avery F. Foley of Coconut Creek, Florida and the late Helen L. (Laurenson) Foley; the dear brother of Patricia A. Lauren-Magrath of Revere, Kathleen Mack of Naples, Florida, John Foley and his wife, Eloise of Chelsea and the late Joyce A. Brandano and Daniel Foley. He is also lovingly survived by his companion, Kimberly Harol of Revere and his surrogate daughter, Stephanie A. Dillon and her husband, Michael of West Yarmouth and many cousins, nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, Revere. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to your favorite charity.

Hugh ‘Skipper’ McLaughlin, Jr.

Long Active in Chelsea Young Men’s Baseball and Basketball, Winnessimet Club Member

Hugh J. (Skipper) McLaughlin, Jr., of Medway, formerly of Chelsea, died on June 16 in the loving arms of his wife of 38 years, Marcella, after a long illness.

Mr. McLaughlin was the son of Hugh J. McLaughlin, Sr., of Naples, FL, formerly of Chelsea, and the late Gertrude (McCarthy) McLaughlin. He was a 1961 graduate of Immaculate Conception High School in Revere and received BS degree in finance from Boston College in 1965. He was instrumental in recruiting, maintaining and coaching young men’s baseball and basketball programs in Chelsea for many years and was a member of the Winnisimmet Club.

Throughout his professional career, Mr. McLaughlin worked with many cities and towns throughout the Commonwealth in maintaining their computer software systems. He worked for IBM, XEROX, Bankers Systems, Municipal Management Associates and most recently, for VADAR Systems of Acton, MA, where he was the director of client accounts. He was a history aficionado and an avid Patriots fan.

He is survived by his beloved wife Marcella of Medway; his father, Hugh, Sr., his beloved sister, Diane and brother, Michael of Naples, FL; his devoted sister-in-law Mary Nardini of Eastham, his nephew, Hugh John McLaughlin of New York City and his niece, Michelina Nardini of Schenectady, NY. He is the cherished grand uncle of Ashley Nardini, Ciara Taylor and Cameron Oleniczak and is also survived by two great-great nephews, Jordan Michael Hindle and Matthew Michael Nardini-Fountaine of Cape Cod.

His funeral will begin from the Frank A. Welsh & Sons Funeral Home, 718 Broadway, Chelsea on Friday, June 22 at 9:30 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass at Our Lady of Grace Church 59 Nichols St. Chelsea at 10:30 a.m. Relatives and friends are most kindly invited to attend. Visiting hours will be held at the Welsh Funeral Home today, Thursday,  from 4 to 8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Seasons Hospice, 275 Grove St. Suite 3-102, Newton, MA, St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, or a charity of one’s choice.

William Murphy

Malden Resident

William P. Murphy of Malden died on June 13.

He was the devoted husband of Judith (Nickerson); beloved father of William Murphy of Lynn, Kellie Murphy and her husband, Kenneth Kelly, Jr. of Chelsea and the late Leanne Murphy; dear son-in-law of Ruth Nickerson of Malden and cherished grandfather of Nicole Errico of Malden.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Carroll Funeral Home, Malden. Burial was at Puritan Lawn memorial Park, West Peabody.

Dr. Robert Harney, Jr.

Well Known and Respected Award Winning Sports Physician 

Dr. Robert A. Harney Jr., of Winthrop, died peacefully on June 13 after a courageous battle with cancer.

A graduate of the University of Guadalajara and Boston University Schools of Medicine, Dr. Harney was a well respected orthopedic surgeon in the Boston area for over 25 years.  He was a longtime partner of North Suburban Orthopedic Associates, member of the Hallmark Health medical staff, team physician for Winthrop High School, Melrose High School and the former Savio Prep High School.

Dr. Harney was past president of the American Academy of Sports Physicians, a member of the Massachusetts Medical Society and Massachusetts Orthopedic Association. He was an independent physician for the NFL players association.

Through his years as a private physician, patients found confidence and trust in his friendly and calm demeanor; Colleagues found his commitments to patient care unwavering and his ability to teach, mentor and lead unsurpassed. As a result he was recognized as a 2010 Hallmark Health Hero. “Dr. Bob” as he was so passionately known, was a tireless leader and innovator in Paralympic sports at the local, national and international levels.

His career has been dedicated to the education and welfare of able-bodied, physically challenged and intellectually challenged athletes. Dr. Bob Harney was a founder and past president of New England Disabled Sports. His dedication and compassion for the development of adaptive recreation was recognized in the naming of the Dr. Bob Harney Adaptive Sports Center at Loon Mountain.  He was the 2008 recipient of the Jim Winthers award, a 2010 nominee for the George Steinbrenner award and was inducted into the National Disabled Ski Hall of Fame in 2011. He was the national vice president of Disabled Sports USA, a member of the U.S. Olympic Committee. He was also a medical technical consultant for the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI), the governing body for pro-cycling, para-cycling, and the Tour de France. He was internationally recognized in Paralympic Sports and he was instrumental in developing disability classifications for the Paralympic Games. He was named to the International Olympic/Paralympic medical technical teams in Nagano, Sydney, Salt Lake City, Athens, Torino, Beijing, and Vancouver.

Dr. Harney was inducted into the Winthrop High School Athletic Hall of Fame in 2007.

Dr. Harney’s commitment to family and community was unsurpassed. His community volunteering included: Physical Fitness Consultant for the Miss Massachusetts/Miss America Organization, New England Regional Spinal Cord Center, Professional Ski Instructors of America and Member of the Massachusetts Department of Public Health Advisory Committee for Head Injury and Concussions. He was also a member of the Cottage Park Yacht Club.

Dr. Harney is survived by his wife Andrea A. (Arcadipane) Harney, daughters Jessica D. (Harney) Griffin and her husband Michael of Charlestown and Kimberly M. Harney of Winthrop and his adored grandson, Andrew Robert Griffin. He was the dear brother of Dale Keating and her husband, John of Linwood, NJ, Paul Harney and his wife, Kathleen of Wakefield, and Peter Harney and his wife, Mary of Natick and is also survived by several nieces and nephews.

A Funeral Mass to celebrate Dr. Harney’s life will be held on Friday, June 22 at 4 p.m. in St. John the Evangelist Church, 320 Winthrop St. Winthrop. Relatives and friends are invited. There are no visiting hours. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to The Dr. Bob Harney Sports Foundation P.O Box 520324 Winthrop, Ma 02152. Funeral arrangements are from the Maurice W. Kirby Funeral Home 210 Winthrop St. WINTHROP. For more information, go to

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