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Jan Makosky

December 3, 1953 ~ July 22, 2018 (age 64)

Jan Makosky of Pleasant St., Winthrop passed away at home on July 22, 2018 after a courageous 2 year battle with metastatic prostate cancer. He was 64 years old. Born in Revere he was the beloved son of the late Sophia (Araneicka) and Edward Makosky. A 1971 graduate of Revere High School he has been a resident of Winthrop since 1977. At the time of his death Jan was a full time Court Officer in Lynn. He also worked in trial courts in Cambridge, Salem and Haverhill. He was also the co-owner of the Automotive Machine Company in Revere. He was a member of the National Rifle Association, the Mystic Valley Gun Club and was a Sergeant on the Winthrop Auxillary Police Force.

He was the devoted husband of Donna (Donovan) and the loving father of Deanna Stephens and her husband Robert and Danielle Makosky all of Winthrop. Dear brother of the late Hedwig "Hedy" Weeden and her surviving husband William of Middleton and the late Edward Makosky. Brother in law of William Donovan, Jr. and his former wife Mary of Winthrop, Richard Donovan and his wife Nancy of Melrose, James Donovan of Winthrop and Deborah McCarthy and her husband Kevin of Winthrop. Cherished grandfather of Anthony Borgatti of Winthrop. Son in law of the late Jeanette (Kneeland) and William Donovan. He also leaves his beloved fur babies and grand fur babies who helped him through his battle.

Family and friends are cordially invited to attend the visitation from the funeral home on Friday, July 27, 2018 from 4:00 to 8:00 PM. The funeral will be conducted from the funeral home on Saturday, July 28, 2018 at 9:00 AM followed by a funeral mass in St. John the Evangelist Church 320 Winthrop St., Winthrop at 10:00 AM. Interment to follow the mass in the Belle Isle section of Winthrop Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made to the Prostate Cancer Foundation at


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