Obituaries

March 12, 2009
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Barbara Teodorczyk, 72

Waitress, meat wrapper

Barbara L. (Downing) Teodorczyk of Lynn, formerly of Chelsea, died unexpectedly on March 9 at the Hunt Skilled Care and Rehabilitation Center. She was 72 years old.

She was born in Chelsea and was a Chelsea resident until moving to Lynn in 1974. Prior to her retirement, she worked as a waitress at Brigham’s in Chelsea and in Lynn until taking a job as a meat wrapper at Star Market in Lynn, a position she held until the mid-1990s.

She was the devoted wife of the late Charles A. Teodorczyk Sr.; beloved mother of Charles A. Teodorczyk Jr. and his wife, Penny, of Danville, NH, and Susan Kilbride and her husband, James, of Peabody; dear sister of Robert Downing and his wife, Theresa, of East Boston, Patricia Wierbowicz and her late husband, Philip, of Peabody, James Downing and his wife, Suzanne, of Revere, Carolyn Butt and her husband, Alan, of Revere, Richard Downing and his wife, Joanne, of Woburn and the late Kathryn Ciulla and her late husband, Leonard, formerly of Everett, and Donald Downing, formerly of Chelsea; cherished grandmother of Olivia, Abigail and Christopher Kilbride and is also lovingly survived by many nieces and nephews.

Family and friends are kindly invited to attend her funeral from the Smith Funeral Home, 125 Washington Avenue, Chelsea on Friday, March 13, at 8 a.m., followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Rose Church, 600 Broadway, Chelsea, at 9 a.m. Visiting hours will be in the Smith Funeral Home today, Thursday, from 3 to 7 p.m. Services will conclude with burial at Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. To send a message of condolence to the family, please visit www.smithfuneralhomes.com.

Edith Reid

Worked for Lerners credit office

Edith R. Reid of Chelsea, formerly of Revere, died suddenly on March 8 at the Whidden Memorial Hospital in Everett. She was 72 years old.

Born in Revere and a graduate of Revere High School, prior to her retirement, she worked in the credit office for Lerners in Boston.

She was the devoted sister of the late Carol Ann Razza and John Reid; loving aunt of Bobbie Alves of Amesbury, Robin Martinez of Roxbury, Bernadette Rosales and Josephine Bonaventure, both of Chelsea, John J. Razza Jr. of Ft. Eustis, Va. and Julie Razza of Chelsea. She is also survived by 16 great-nieces and great-nephews and 23 great-grandnieces and great-grandnephews.

Family and friends are kindly invited to attend her Funeral Service in the Smith Funeral Home, 125 Washington Avenue, Chelsea on Friday, March 13, at 1 p.m. Visitation will be held prior to the service beginning at 12 noon. Services will conclude with burial at Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. To send a message of condolence to her family, please visit www.smithfuneralhomes.com.

Charles Anderson Jr., 81

Founder of Revere Reporter

Charles H. Anderson Jr. died at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston on March 9. He was 81 years old.

Mr. Anderson was born on Staten Island, NY and came to live in Beachmont Revere as a young man.

“Charlie” was a retired American Airlines employee, working in ground services for more than 20 years. In 1972, he and his son, Charles III, founded the “Revere Reporter.” They maintained the newspaper until 1989, when the Revere Journal took over the publication.

Always involved in community activities, especially youth organizations and sports, he was the founder and past president of the Revere Basketball League for more than 10 years. He was a longtime member of the Beachmont Boys Club and a coach for the Revere Little league.

A US Navy veteran of World War II, he was a member of the VFW Post 6712 of Beachmont and he and his late wife, Ruth E. (King) Anderson, were devotees of the former First United Methodist Church of Revere. Mr. Anderson’s wife of 57 years died unexpectedly only nine weeks ago, on December 26, 2008, leaving his family shocked and saddened.

He was the father of Charles H. Anderson III, Linda R. Halas and her husband, Richard S., all of Revere, and Carl A. Anderson and his wife, Linda, of Round Rock, Texas; grandfather of Colby E. and Courtney A. Halas, both of Revere, Brittany E., Taylor N. and Dean C. Anderson, all of Melrose, and Jacqueline R. and Ashley V. Anderson, both of Round Rock, Texas; brother of Kenneth Anderson of Conway, NH, Martha Cipperly and her husband, Jack, of Salisbury, and Merrill Anderson and his wife, Mary, of Littleton, Colo. He is also survived by several nieces and nephews.

Visiting hours will be held today, Wednesday, March 11, from 4 to 8 p.m. in the Vertuccio Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway, Revere. A funeral service will be held in the funeral home on Thursday at 10 a.m. Burial will be in Puritan Lawn Memorial Cemetery, West Peabody.

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the American Heart-American Stroke Association, P.O. Box 3049, Syracuse, NY 13220-3049.

William Anderson, 44

Worked for Northeast Oil Co.

William H. Anderson died unexpectedly at the Whidden Memorial Hospital in Everett on March 5, after being stricken at his Oak Island home in Revere. He was 44 years old.

Born in Lynn, he was a lifelong resident of Oak Island, attended Revere schools and was employed by Northeast Oil Company of Revere until his untimely death.

He was the father of Brendan R. Sanderson and Krysti Sanderson, both of Salem, NH; son of Cheryl (Hartman) Anderson-Blumsack of Malden and the late Harold Anderson; brother of Lori Fallon of Tewksbury, Harold Anderson Jr. of Fremont, NH, Annie Aldorasi of Medford and Robert Anderson of Somerville. He is also survived by the mother of his children, Heidi Sanderson of Salem, NH, Mildred Anderson, his maternal grandmother, Ruth Hartman of Revere; a cousin, Jonathan A. Hartman of Revere; and several nieces, nephews and other cousins. He was also the grandson of the late Robert Hartman and Oswell and Anna Anderson.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Vertuccio Home for Funerals of Revere.

Remembrances may be made to the American Heart Association, 20 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701.

James Bowman, Ed.D., 57

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

James F. Bowman, Ed.D., died unexpectedly on March 9 at Newton Wellesley Hospital, after being stricken at his Waban home. He was 57 years old.

Dr. Bowman has lived in the Newton-Waban area for the past 20 years, prior to which he was a resident of Chelsea’s Beacon Street Revival Area for five years.

Born in Chelsea and raised in Revere, he was a 1965 graduate of Immaculate Conception Grammar School in Revere and a 1969 graduate of Boston College High School. He graduated from St. Michael’s College in Vermont in 1973 and received his master’s degree from Harvard University in 1976 and his doctorate in 1985. He was a licensed clinical psychologist for Boston Children’s Hospital from 1980 to 1985.

He began a career with the Forbes Consulting Group of Lexington in 1985 and remained there until September 2008. In October of 2008, he opened a private practice, J. Bowman Research of Newton.

“Jim” will long be remembered by his dear family, friends and colleagues for his tremendous love of life, his humor and his commitment to family and friends.

He leaves his wife of 35 years, June (Savignano) Bowman; a son, Jake, and a daughter, Chelsey Bowman, all of Waban. He was the brother of John J. Bowman of Long Beach, Calif. and Jane L. Bowman of Revere. He was the son-in-law of Fred and Joan Savignano of Revere and the son of the late Francis J. and Frances A. “Pinky” Bowman. He is also survived by several nieces and nephews.

Family and friends are invited to attend visiting hours on Thursday, March 12, in the Vertuccio Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway, Revere, from 4 to 8 p.m. A Memorial Funeral service will be held on Friday, March 13, in the First Unitarian Society, 1326 Washington St., West Newton, at 11 a.m. Family and friends are asked to proceed directly to the church. Burial will be private.

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Revere League for Special Needs, Inc., 200 Winthrop Avenue, Revere, MA 02151.

James Umlah, 76

Medford resident

James E. Umlah of Medford died on March 9. He was 76 years old.

A US Navy veteran of the Korean War, he was the beloved husband of June T. (Cahill) and the late Naomi (Pierce) Umlah; loving father of Kenneth Umlah of Arizona, Carrie Kraft of Everett, Rachel Bradley of Arizona, the Rev. Jamie Moynihan of New Hampshire, William Umlah of Lynn, Stephen Umlah of Revere, Naomi Vautour of Everett, Ernest Umlah of Lynnfield, Christopher Umlah of Medford, Nancy DiSano of Haverhill, Holly Umlah of Oxford, England and Scott Umlah of Arizona; stepfather of Kenneth Cahill of Idaho and Desmond Cahill of New York. He is also survived by many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was the father of the late Walter Umlah.

His funeral service will be celebrated in the Community Baptist Church, 470 Fulton Street, Medford, Thursday at 10:30 a.m. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend. Visiting hours will be in the Beals-Geake-Magliozzi Funeral Home, 29 Governors Ave., Medford, today, Wednesday, from 4 to 8 p.m.

Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701. For additional information, please visit ww.magliozzifuneralhome.com.

Armando Mastrogiovanni, 94

Raytheon retiree

Armando Mastrogiovanni of Coppermine Road, Topsfield, formerly of Chelsea, died March 6 at Beverly Hospital. He was 94 years old.

Born in Gaeta, Italy, he was the son of the late Domenico and Maria (Uttaro) Mastrogiovanni. He was raised and educated in Italy and immigrated to the United States in 1947. He and his wife made their home in Chelsea, spending many wonderful years together there until recently moving to Topsfield.

Mr. Mastrogiovanni had been employed with the Raytheon Company for over 25 years until the time of his retirement in 1978. He loved photography, gardening, painting and reading philosophy books. He had a deep love of his family and will be truly missed by all who knew him.

He was the beloved husband of the late Anna (Frangolini) Mastrogiovanni and is survived by his daughter, Marian Mastrogiovanni, of Winthrop; his sons, David Mastrogiovanni and his wife, Jane, of Manchester, N.H. and Renato “Ron” Mastrogiovanni and his wife, Marea, of Topsfield, with whom he resided; his grandchildren: Matt, Ronny, Lisa and Taylor Mastrogiovanni and Nicole Daugherty; two great-grandchildren, Dominick and Lucas; and many extended family and friends.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Peterson-O’Donnell Funeral Home, Danvers. Entombment was in Holy Cross Mausoleum, Malden.

In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made in his memory to the Massachusetts General Hospital, Teaching Fund, 1 Fruit St., Boston, MA 02114. His online guest book is at www.legacy.com.

Helen Wharton, 87

Former Secretary at Lafayette Elementary School, Everett

Helen (Callahan) Wharton, a lifelong Everett resident, died on March 2. She was 87 years old.

Born in Boston, she was the school secretary at the Lafayette Elementary School in Everett.

The beloved wife of the late John “Jack” Wharton and loving mother of Judy and her husband, Louis Silva, of Reading and Nancy Wharton of Revere, she was the cherished sister of Mary Agnes Cody, loving grandmother of Jessica, Leah, and Rebecca Silva and the dear friend of Tess Berube.

Funeral arrangements were by the Murphy O’Hara Funeral Home, Everett. Burial was in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden.

In lieu of flowers, please make contributions to MGH Heart Center Nursing Fund, c/o MGH Development Office, 165 Cambridge Street, Suite 600, Boston, MA 02114.

Attorney Walter Krzewicki, 97

Practiced law in Chelsea for 70 years

Attorney Walter S. Krzewicki of Lynn died at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers, after a long illness, on March 4. He was 97 years old.

Born in Ukraine, son of Stanley and Anna (Kepist) Krzewicki and the husband of Julianna (Baberik) Krzewicki, he practiced law with an office in Chelsea for 70 years. He was past president of the Chelsea and Revere Bar Association and the North Suffolk Bar Association.

Attorney Krzewicki was a US Army veteran of World War II who served in the European African Middle East Theater Campaign. He was a Life Member of the Polish Legion American Veterans Post 56 and St. Michael’s Polish National Alliance Lodge 63. A parishioner of St. Michael’s Church until its closing, he was a member of the Holy Name Society.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by one son, Attorney Paul W. Kreswick and his fiancee, Leslie Choquette, of Lynn; one daughter, Carol E., of North Reading; two grandchildren, Marsha MacEachern and her husband, Benjamin Murphy, of Lynn, and Alison MacEachern of North Reading; and many nieces and nephews. He was the brother of the late Wallace Krzewicki, Anne Kirby, Susan Nosewk and Wanda Wesolow and the father-in-law of the late Nicholas MacEachern.

Funeral arrangements were by the Nadworny Funeral Home, Lynn. Burial was in St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Lynn.

Mary Coscia

Revere resident

Mary B. Coscia of Revere died on March 7.

She was the dear sister of Louise Coscia of Revere, Amico Coscia and his wife, Josephine, of Lexington, Nellie Orlandella of Revere, Rita McEvoy of Malden and the late Nunzio Coscia, Jenny Coscia and Anthony Coscia; loving friend of the late John Chiaese; and she is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, Revere. Burial was in Holy Cross Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Fr. Robert Reed, Catholic TV, P.O. Box 919634, Chestnut Street, Watertown MA 02471. For more information or to sign her online guest book, please visit www.Buonfiglio.com.

Helen Campanella

Revere resident

Helen (Carusone) Campanella of Revere died on March 6 at the Massachusetts General Hospital of Boston.

She was the wife of the late John Campanella; beloved mother of Bartholomew Campanella of Revere, Joanne Gelardi and her husband, Joseph, of Braintree, Margaret Blake and her husband, Peter, of Danvers, Marie Dorgan and her husband Jimmy, of Peabody; cherished grandmother of Christina and Philip Gelardi, Kevin Connearney, Samantha and James Dorgan and dear sister of Matti Carusone of New Mexico.

Funeral arrangements were by the Kirby-Rapino Memorial Home, (Orient Heights), East Boston. Burial was at Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. Contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association.

Antonio Lambiase, 75

Motel proprietor

Antonio F. “Anthony” Lambiase of Willis Avenue, Winthrop died suddenly at the Massachusetts General Hospital on March 5. He was 75 years old.

Born in East Boston, he was the son of the late Nancy (Savatta) and Salvatore Lambiase.

Mr. Lambiase grew up in East Boston before moving to Winthrop 51 years ago.

A US Army veteran of the Korean Conflict, he was the proprietor of Anthony’s 3A Motel in Weymouth, a member of the Knights of Columbus 2956, the St. Francis Council, the Knights of Don Orione and the Weymouth Rotary.

He was the beloved husband of Eleanor (DiFlumeri) and the loving father of Richard A. Lambiase and his wife, Rita, of Revere and April G. Lambiase of Winthrop; brother of Grace Montuori of Saugus and the late John Lambiase. He was also the cherished grandfather of Lisa Pellechia, Anthony Pellechia and Francesca Lambiase.

His funeral was conducted from the Ernest P. Caggiano and Son Funeral Home, Winthrop. Burial was in the Belle Isle section of Winthrop Cemetery. For memorial donations or to sign his online guest book, go to www.caggianofuneralhome.com.

Victor Grimaldi

Of Weymouth, formerly of Revere

Victor Grimaldi of Weymouth, formerly of Revere, died on March 4.

A member of the Beachmont VFW, he was the beloved father of Joyel Marie Shore and her husband, Matthew, of Florida, Victor Coscia and his wife, Ashley, of New York; devoted son of Lucy (Villanucci) Grimaldi of Revere and the late Corrado; dear brother of Richard and his wife, Sandra, of Revere, Cody and his wife, Deborah, of New Hampshire and Joseph of Revere and is also survived by four loving grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, Revere. St. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Rosie’s Place, 889 Harrison Ave., Boston, MA 02118. For more information or his online guest book, visit www.Buonfiglio.com.

Edward Gallagher, 75

NE Telephone retiree

Edward O. Gallagher of (Beachmont) Revere, died at home on March 5. He was 75 years old.

Born on March 30, 1933, he was the son of the late Owen and Annie Gallagher. He spent his life on Winthrop Avenue with his family. He was educated in Revere public schools, attended East Coast Aerotechnical College and was an aircraft mechanic in the US Army, serving during the Korean War. He retired from New England Telephone in 1991 after 30 years of employment.

He treasured spending time with his family at his cottage in Maine. During his retirement years, he and his wife split their time between the two residences.

He was the beloved husband of Rosalyn (Gray) Gallagher; loving father of Lawrence Gallagher of Union City, Calif. and Stephanie Dixon and her husband, David, of Cornish, Maine; cherished grandfather of Edward and Daniel; brother of Margaret Gallagher of Lynn and the late James, Charles and Carroll; and he is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Porcella Funeral Home, (Beachmont) Revere. Burial will be in the spring at Riverside Cemetery, Cornish, Maine.

In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to Hallmark Health Hospice, 101 Hospital Road, Malden, MA 02148. For his online obituary, please visit www.BisbeePorcella.com.

Carmine ‘Chuck’ Pettinicchio

Revere resident

Carmine “Chuck” Pettinicchio of Revere, formerly of East Boston, died on March 6.

A US Army veteran of the Korean Conflict, he was the beloved husband of Eileen (Desmond) Pettinicchio, with whom he shared 45 years of marriage; loving father of Carmine Pettinicchio Jr. and James Pettinicchio and his wife, Barbara, all of Revere; dear brother of Agatha Kehoe and Michael Pettinicchio of Florida; cherished grandfather of Tayla and James Pettinicchio and fond uncle of many.

Funeral arrangements were by Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, Revere. For his guest book, visit www.vazzafunerals.com.

Estelle Finegold

Of Florida, formerly of Revere

Estelle (Levine) Finegold of Florida, formerly of Revere and Chelsea, died on March 7.

She was the beloved wife of the late Bernard Finegold; devoted mother of Helene Cardillo and her husband, Vincent, and Jodi Bagley and her husband, James; dear sister of Rene Goodwin of New Jersey; and the dear aunt of Gretchen and her husband, Nate, Charry, Lloyd and his wife, Sara, and Serena.

Funeral arrangements were by Torf Funeral Service, Chelsea. Burial was in Chevra Thilim Cemetery, Everett.

Memorial donations may be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation, 120 Wall St., 19th Floor, New York, NY 10005. For her online guest book, please visit Torffuneralservice.com.

Jennie Caizzi

Revere resident

Jennie R. (Russo) Caizzi of Revere died on March 6.

She was the beloved wife of the late Emilio Caizzi; loving sister of A. George Russo and his wife, Denise, Anthony Russo and his wife, Rita, Mary Gagliardi and her husband, Philip, and the late Theresa Daddario, Josephine Iannone, Michael Russo and Dominic Russo; sister-In-Law of Gloria Russo; and she is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the George L. Doherty Funeral Home, Somerville. Burial was in Oak Grove Cemetery. For more information, visit dohertyfuneralservice.com.

William Russell, 86

Revere resident

William L. Russell of Revere, formerly of Everett, died peacefully on March 6, after a long illness. He was 86 years old.

A US Army veteran of World War II, he was the former husband of Eleanor G. (Mann) Russell; son of the late Charles H. and Laura (Filmore) Russell; father of Robert H. and his wife, Regina, of Wakefield, Laura J. Lally of Lowell and William A. of Billerica; dear brother of the late Charles F. Russell; fun grandfather of Catherine D. and Drew M. Russell, Captain James R., Thomas P. Lally and Alex M. Russell; loving great-grandfather of James R. Lally II and Rayanna Russell; and dear friend of Patrice Gratton.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, Revere. For his guest book, please visit www.vazzafunerals.com.

John Tramonte, 74

Of Florida, formerly of East Boston

John Tramonte of Hollywood, Florida, formerly of East Boston, died on March 4. He was 74 years old.

A veteran of the Korean War, he is survived by his daughter, Lisa Rosa, and her husband, Frank, of Wilmington; two grandchildren, Juliana and Gabriella; his sisters, Anna Powers of Pulaksi, Va., Theresa Fiore of Somerville and Lorraine Strong of Berkley and, his lifelong friend, Angelo Scanzillo of Revere, who was with him when he died. He was the godfather of Lisa.

A memorial service will follow at a later date.

Lorraine Graziosi

Medford resident

Lorraine R. (Mack) Graziosi of Medford died on March 2.

She was the beloved wife of Gino G. of Medford and loving mother of Patricia Garland and her husband, Richard, of Medford, Bill Traynham and his wife, Gilda, of Billerica, Gary Traynham and his wife, Sherry, of Maine, DeeDee Lewis and her husband, Gary of Lynn, Ginny Maggio and her husband, Paul, of Maine and Corinne DeVito and her husband, Bill, of Arlington. She was the beloved sister of Louise D’Amore of Revere and Frank Mack and his wife, Marie, of New Hampshire. She is also survived by 14 loving grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and many loving nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Salvatore Rocco & Sons Funeral Home, Everett. Burial was at Glenwood Cemetery, Everett. Memorial donations may be made to the Epilepsy Foundations of America, 8301 Professional Place, Landover, MD 20785 or to the American Diabetes Association, 330 Congress St., Boston, MA 02110.

Rose Ranaudo

Revere resident

Rose J. (Scearbo) Ranaudo of Revere died on March 4.

She was the beloved wife of the late Salvatore; devoted mother of Lisa Marino and her husband, John, of Revere and the late Anthony and Stacey Ranaudo; dear sister of Joseph Scearbo of Shrewsbury, Connie Pandolph and Fredrick Scearbo, both of Woburn, and Frank Scearbo of Saugus; dear friend of the late William Simone and his daughter, Maureen, and is also survived by two loving grandchildren, Stacey and Peter Marino, and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, Revere. Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of the North Shore, 75 Sylvan St., Suite B 102, Danvers, MA 01923. For more Information or her online guest book, please visit www.Buonfiglio.com.

Edward Gravalese

Trainer and Owner of Thoroughbred Horses

Edward Gravalese of East Boston died on March 3.

A trainer and owner of thoroughbred horses at Suffolk Downs for many years, he was the father of Eddie of Revere, David of Miami, Jennifer of Orland, Stephanie and Timothy of Ware and Philip of Boston; brother of Donna Lawanda and grandfather of Gianna and Donovan.

Funeral arrangements were by the Ruggiero-Mazzarella Memorial Home, (Orient Heights) East Boston.

Geraldine Egan, 71

Of Revere and Reno, Nevada

Geraldine (Yoffe) Egan of Revere and Reno, Nev. died on March 4 at the Hammersmith House Nursing Care Center. She was 71 years old.

The beloved wife of the late James Egan, she was born in Revere attended Revere schools and graduated Revere High School, Class of 1955. She was a retired supervisor for Western Union and a member of the Amputee Support Group at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital.

She was the dear sister of Carole Castiglione and her husband, Rocky, loving aunt of Jayson, Matthew, and Howard and his wife, Rhonda, and the loving great- aunt of Joshua and Haiden.

Funeral arrangements were by the Torf Funeral Chapel, Chelsea. Burial was in Melrose.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Amputee Support Group c/o Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital, Development Office, 125 Nashua St., Boston, MA 02114 or to the National Kidney Foundation, 30 East 33rd Street, New York, NY 10016. For her online guestbook and directions, please visit the funeral home website, www.torffuneralservice.com.

Charles Firestone, 90

Medford resident

Charles M. Firestone of Medford died on March 5 at the Lahey Clinic. He was 90 years old.

Beloved husband of the late Natalie Firestone, he was born in Manchester NH and attended Manchester schools and high school before continuing his education at the University of New Hampshire. He was proud to have served in the Army Air Corps during World War II.

He was a retired salesman and a member of Temple Shalom in Medford and the Everett C. Benton Masonic Lodge in Boston.

He was the devoted father of Ellen Arnott and her husband, John, and James Firestone and his wife, the late Andrea Firestone; dear brother of Lillian Smith, Thelma Taylor, and Albert Firestone; loving grandfather of Brant, Jared, and Drew Firestone and Maura and Robert Arnott; and the loving great-grandfather of Graham.

Funeral arrangements were by Torf Funeral Service, Chelsea. Memorial donations may be made to Temple Shalom, 475 Winthrop Street, Medford, MA 02155. For his online guestbook, please visit the funeral home website, www.torffuneralservice.com.

Martin McDonald, 38

Of Quincy, formerly of Beachmont

Martin E. McDonald of Quincy, formerly of (Beachmont) Revere, died at home on February 28. He was 38 years old.

Mr. McDonald, who was employed as a manager of a residential home in Quincy, was the son of Miriam (Russell) Foley of Revere and the late Kenneth F. McDonald.

He was the loving father of Kenneth and Brent McDonald, both of Burlington; dear brother of Kenneth J. McDonald of Lynn, Mary Hill of Swampscott, Richard McDonald of New Hampshire and Ann Marie Giambertone of Duxbury. He is also survived by his former wife, Gladys McDonald, and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Porcella Funeral Home, (Beachmont) Revere. Burial was in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. For his online obituary, visit www.BisbeePorcella.com.

Anthony Sanseverino, 81

Worked for Commonwealth of Mass.

Anthony J. “Tony” Sanseverino of East Boston, formerly of the North End, died on March 4 at the Massachusetts General Hospital, after a brief illness. He was 81 years old.

He was born in Boston in 1927 to Antonio and Carmella (Minichiello) Sanseverino, who preceded him in death.

A decorated US Army veteran of the Korean Conflict, he worked for many years for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and was a past member of the Ausonia St. Francis Knights of Columbus.

He was the beloved brother of Louis Sanseverino of Revere and the late Vincent “Jimmy” Sansevereino, Margaret Mattera, Agostino Sanseverino, Luigi Sanseverino, Ida Balude, and Emma Orescovich. He is also survived by his many loving nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Ruggiero-Mazzarella Memorial Home, (Orient Heights) East Boston. Burial was in St. Michael’s Cemetery in Boston.

Elena Memmolo, 93

Of Malden, formerly of the North End

Elena (Tramonte) Memmolo of Malden, formerly of the North End, died on February 28. She was 93 years old.

She was the daughter of the late Angelo and Alvera (Bozzi) Tramonte; wife of the late Gennaro Memmolo; beloved mother of Nicholas Memmolo of Billerica and Rosalie Cotter of Revere; loving grandmother of four and great grandmother of one; dear sister of Alfred Tramonte of Squantum, Angelina Vultaggio of Medford, the late Carlo Tramonte, Lucia Steriti, Julia Steriti, Edith DiFronzo and Antoinette Gravellese.

Funeral arrangements were by the Bisbee-Porcella Funeral Home, Saugus. Burial was in Holy Cross Cemetery in Malden.

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