James A. Magnasco, 71, of Winthrop, owner of Jimmy Magg’s eatery
James A. “Jimmy Magg” Magnasco of Winthrop died Thursday. He was 71.
Mr. Magnasco owned Jimmy Magg’s Restaurant in East Boston. He was also a retired deputy harbormaster for Winthrop.
He was a veteran of the Massachusetts National Guard.
Mr. Magnasco was a life member of the Winthrop Lodge of Elks 1078, a member of the Orient Heights Yacht Club, Volunteer Yacht Club, Knights of Columbus-Winthrop Council 162, Circle Yacht Club, Ft. Lauderdale Small Boat Club and the Danvers Fish and Game Club.
His favorite hobby was flying, which he enjoyed for many years.
Mr. Magnasco is survived by his wife, Geraldine (Ahern); four daughters, Jeralyn P. Zuffante of Winthrop, Deborah A. D’Andrea of Winthrop, Dena M. White of Winthrop and Lisa M. of New Jersey; a son, James A. of East Boston; a brother Pat of East Boston; 11 grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. tomorrow at St. John the Evangelist Church, Winthrop.
Burial will be in Winthrop Cemetery.
Arrangements by Maurice W. Kirby Funeral Home, Winthrop.