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Sophia M. “Sofie” (Cianciulli) Winn

Family & friends are invited to attend visiting hours on Tuesday, December 15th from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the Vertuccio & Smith Winn, SophieHome for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Rte. 107) REVERE, for Sophia M. (Cianciulli) Winn who died at the residence of her daughter in Palm Coast, Florida on Wednesday, December 9th, following a lengthy illness. Her funeral will be conducted form the funeral home on Wednesday, December 16th at 9:00 a.m. followed by a funeral mass in St. Anthony of Padua Church, 150 Revere St., REVERE at 10:00 a.m.


Born in Boston, she lived in Revere her entire life. “Sofie” was gifted at a young age with an appreciation for all things connected to the arts. She began sewing as a young girl, & was soon creating dresses. Her real forte, seemed to be in formal wear, such as wedding ensembles. Soon, she would hang a shingle on her home, “SOFIA WINN–DRESSMAKER” and, soon she would become infamous, creating & designing some of the most unique and elegant wedding gowns, in the Commonwealth, Sofie did this from the early 1950s through 2000, when she sold her Revere home and moved to her son, Dr. Clifford’s home in Billerica. About one year ago, she would experience, her last moving trek, to Palm Coast, Florida, the home of her daughter, Heidi. Sofie was indeed, ahead of her times, i.e. she was non-judgmental, accepting, and certainly possessed an abundance of energy. She related well to the younger generation, particularly to her grandchildren, nieces & nephews.


She was the wife of the late, Revere Patrolman & Deputy Sheriff for Suffolk, County, Harold E. Winn, Jr. She is the cherished mother of Bruce A. Winn & his wife, Jane of Pittsfield, Scott A. Winn & his wife, Denise of Methuen, Heidi A. Shipley & her husband, Marvin of Palm Coast, Harold T. Winn & his wife, Elysa of Tewksbury & Dr. Clifford M. Winn & his wife, Vanessa of Portsmouth, NH. She is the dear sister of Rita Flanagan of Lynn & the late, Salvatore F. “Sonny’ Cianciulli & Martin L. Cianciulli. Also lovingly survived by 14 Grandchildren, 4 Great-Grandchildren, 2 sisters-in-law, Milded E. “Casey” Cianciulli of Peabody, Miriam Cianciulli of Malden, the Honorable Judith Flanagan-Kennedy of Lynn, her daughter-in-law Patricia (Long) Winn of Billerica & many other nieces, nephews, grandnieces & grand-nephews. Interment in Puritan Lawn Memorial Park, Peabody.


Visiting Hours

Tuesday, December 15th from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Funeral Mass

Wednesday, December 16th at 10:00 a.m. in St. Anthony of Padua Church, Revere


Puritan Lawn Memorial Park, Peabody

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  1. Kim and Denis Boisvert
    Dec 15 2015

    Our sincere condolences to you and your family – this is such a difficult time of year as so many have had losses and to occur during the Christmas season is just so challenging – Please think of your mom with wings being able fly in heaven with the angels free from pain. She will always be with you in your heart.

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