Obituaries – 04-02-09

April 2, 2009
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Anne O’Reilly
Assistant Manager of Workingman’s Cooperative Bank, Immaculate Conception Church volunteer

Anne E. (Driscoll) O’Reilly of Revere, formerly of Winthrop, died on March 24.

She was a former assistant manager at Workingman’s Cooperative Bank and a volunteer at the Immaculate Conception Church.

The beloved wife of the late Denis William O’Reilly, MD, she was the loving mother of Denise O’Reilly Hurley and her husband, Owen, of New Hampshire, Mikel O’Reilly of Wendell, and her late husband’s son, Paul O’Reilly, and his wife, Linda, of New Hampshire; dear sister of Robert Driscoll of Winthrop and the late Mary Bachini and William and Edward Driscoll; cherished grandmother of Joshua, Jonathan and Liam Hurley; and fond aunt of many.

Funeral arrangements were by Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, Revere. Burial was in Puritan Lawn Cemetery, Peabody. For her guestbook, please visit www.vazzafunerals.com.

Salvatore Falzone Jr., 63
Retired Revere Police Sergeant

Salvatore J. Falzone Jr. of Revere died on March 24 at the Massachusetts General Hospital. He was 63 years o/d.

A retired 27-year sergeant with the Revere Police Department and a US Air Force Vietnam veteran, he was the son of the late Salvatore and Josephine (Boar) Falzone; beloved father of Michael of Winthrop, Frank of Revere and Julia Diaz of Epping, NH; dear brother of Carmelo Falzone of Weymouth, Rocco Falzone and Anna DePatto, both of Revere, and the late Cecelia Karagozian. He is also survived by one loving grandchild and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, Revere. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery. For his guestbook or flowers, please visit www.buonfiglio.com.

Joseph Barone
Baltimore resident

Joseph A. Barone of Baltimore, formerly of East Boston, died on March 27 after a long illness.

He was a past commissioner of the East Boston Little League, manager and umpire in chief; co-founder of East Boston Youth Football, former coach of CYO Holy Redeemer Baseball and the past president of the Blue Fins Diving Club.

He was the former husband of Rosemarie of East Boston; father of Donna Gorman of Hudson, Maureen of Winthrop, Michael of East Boston and Stephen of Revere; grandfather of seven and great-grandfather of two.

Private cremation services were held in Baltimore. Burial was at St. Michael’s in Roslindale.

Cards of condolence may be sent to The Stephen Barone Family, 140 Endicott Ave., Revere, MA 02151.

Gregory Hamilton Sr., 59
Vietnam veteran

Gregory M. Hamilton Sr., a 38-year resident of Chelsea and an East Boston native, died unexpectedly at Aventura Hospital in Miami, Florida, on March 24. He was taken ill while on vacation in Jamaica and then air raced to Miami, where he died. He was 59 years old.

A native of East Boston, he was a graduate of Savio High School, Class of 1968, Boston State Teachers College, Class of 1972 and attended Mass College of Pharmacy. He served his apprenticeship in pharmacology at Samuel’s Pharmacy in Winthrop and then changed careers, becoming a member of the Teamsters Union, Local 25, working as a yardsman in several of the local oil fields.

He served with the US Army during the Vietnam War and saw intense fighting action. He was a member of the American Legion Post 61 of Revere.

He leaves his fiancée, Elizabeth Caron of Chelsea. He is the father of Gregory M. Hamilton Jr. and his wife, Andora, of Cary, North Carolina; two grandsons, Austin V. and Dylan T. Hamilton, also of Cary, North Carolina.

Son of the late Gordon Hamilton and the late Ethel (Boland) Hamilton, He was the brother of Vincent Hamilton of San Francisco, Calif., Gerald Hamilton and his wife, Marie, of East Boston, Vivienne M. Andrews and her husband, Wayne, of Rehoboth, Frederick Hamilton of Haverhill, Gordon Hamilton and his wife, Yvette, of Merrimac, Susan Semetelli and her husband, Richard, and Linda Antonucci and her husband, Alex Moore, all of Canton. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Family and friends are invited to attend a Celebration of Life Event on Saturday, April 4, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Irish Club of Chelsea, Clinton Street, Chelsea, in his honor. At his request, funeral services were private, with arrangements entrusted to the Vertuccio Home for Funerals, Revere. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the New England Shelter for Homeless Veterans, 17 Court St., Boston, MA 02108.

Thomas Benedetto, 76
Decorated Veteran, Revere Veterans Agent

Thomas G. Benedetto of Revere, formerly of Chelsea, died on his 76th birthday, March 29, at the Edith Nourse Rogers VA Hospital in Bedford, following a long illness.

Mr. Benedetto was born and raised in Chelsea and graduated from Chelsea High School, Class of 1951. He joined the US Marine Corps in April of 1952 at the height of the Korean Conflict and served until April 1954. He sustained life-threatening wounds and, as a result, lost his left leg. He was the recipient of the Purple Heart, the Korean Service Medal with One Bronze Star, the United Nations Service Medal and the National Defense Medal.

In spite of his overwhelming handicap, his intrinsic, optimistic attitude allowed him to lead a most productive and successful life. He worked for F.B. Hall Insurance of Boston as an insurance adjuster for many years. He also worked as an administrative aide at the Chelsea Soldiers’ Home and as a veterans agent for Revere Veterans Services.

He was the beloved husband of 51 years of Evelyn (Russell); cherished father of Joyce L. Benedetto of Lynn, Thomas A. Benedetto and his wife, Tiffany, of Revere, and the late Christopher P. Benedetto, who died in November 1990; devoted brother of Robert Benedetto and his wife, Joan, of Everett and Elaine “Honey” Thomas and her husband, Lee, of Revere. He is also lovingly survived by his cousin, Helen Rogers, of Everett, several nieces, nephews and other cousins.

Family and friends are invited to attend his funeral from the Vertuccio Home for Funerals, Revere, Thursday, April 2, at 9 a.m., followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Michael the Archangel Chapel at the Soldiers Home, Chelsea, at 10 a.m. Visiting hours are today, Wednesday only, from 4 to 7 p.m. in the funeral home. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to Volunteer Services at Edith Nourse Rogers VA Hospital, 200 Springs Road, Bedford, MA 01730, attn. Recreation Programs on Unit 4C&4D.

John Allen
Revere resident

John W. Allen of Revere died on March 28.

He was the beloved husband of Doreen M. Allen; dear father of John, Kevin, Dale and Eric, all of Connecticut and Leon and Christopher of Revere; loving son of Martha J. Allen of Connecticut; dear brother of Yvonne, Renee, Marc, Russell and Tara, all of Connecticut. He is also survived by four loving grandchildren.

Visitation will be held at the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, Revere, on Saturday, April 4, from noon to 2 p.m. followed by a service in the funeral home at 2 p.m. Relatives and friends are kindly invited.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his name to a charity of one’s choice.

Joseph Lagorio Jr.
Former Boston Globe employee

Joseph A. Lagorio Jr. of Revere died on March 29.

A US Army Air Corps veteran of World War II and a former employee of the Boston Globe, he was the beloved husband of the late Elizabeth (Mazzarella); devoted father of Joseph A. III and Ellen Lagorio, both of Revere, and Anthony Mazzarella of California; loving grandfather of Jessica Martorano, Jodi Martorano and Joelle Lagorio; and the dear brother of the late William A. Lagorio and Water A. Lagorio.

At the request of the family, services will be private and under the direction of the Paul Buonfigio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, Revere. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Lung Association, 460 Totten Pond Road, Suite 400, Waltham MA 02451.

William O’Neill
Of Vermont, formerly of Winthrop

William M. O’Neill of South Burlington, Vt., formerly of Winthrop, died on March 4.

Mr. O’Neill retired from United Airlines in 1999 after 33 years of dedicated service. He spent the majority of his career at the Burlington International Airport, where he will long be remembered for his genuine kindness and warm smile.

He was the beloved husband of Harriet T. O’Neill; loving father of Kevin “Gerry” and his wife, Andrea, of South Burlington, Vt., William and his wife, Linda, of Hull, Paul and Frederick and his wife, Susanne, all of Burlington, Vt.; dear brother of Alice Cappa of West Palm Beach, Fla. and James O’Neill of Revere, and the late Sonny, Joseph, Edward O’Neill, Virginia Webster and Mary DeFilippo.

A Memorial Mass will be held Saturday, April 4, at 11:30 a.m. at St. John the Evangelist Church, 320 Winthrop Street, Winthrop.

Catherine McGilvery
CCD, CYO Volunteer

Catherine (Buchanan) McGilvery of Revere, formerly of Dorchester, died on March 29.

She was an active member of St. Mark’s Parish in Dorchester, where she volunteered with CCD, CYO, the Ladies Guild and with other parish activities for many years.

She was the beloved wife of the late John McGilvery; devoted mother of Mary McGilvery of East Bridgewater, Paul McGilvery of Dalton, Joann Armstrong of Lynn, Marcia McGilvery and Dominic Petrosino, both of Winthrop; dear sister of Jeanne O’Brien of Saugus and the late Paula Buchanan, Marjorie Marrotta, Robert and Carol Buchanan; cherished grandmother of six; great-grandmother of three and the late Michael McGilvery. She is also survived by her many loving nieces and nephews.

Her funeral will be held from the Ruggiero Mazzarella Memorial Home (Orient Heights), East Boston, on Thursday, April 2, at 9 a.m., followed by a Funeral Mass celebrating her life in the Sacred Heart Church, Brooks Street, East Boston, at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited. Visiting hours are today, Wednesday, from 4 to 8 p.m. Burial will be in Blue Hill Cemetery, Braintree. For more information or to send an online condolence to her family, please visit www.ruggieromh.com.

Jennifer Manthos
Revere resident

Jennifer (Spatala) Manthos of Revere died on March 28.

She was the loving mother of Penelope Manthos and Anastasios Manthos and his wife, Sophia Lazopoulou, both of Revere; sister of Maria Toulanda of Cos, Greece; and she is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held in St. Athanasius Greek Orthodox Church, 4 Appleton St., Arlington, today, Wednesday, at 10 a.m. Visitation will be one hour prior to services at the church. Burial will be in Gethsemane Cemetery, West Roxbury. Funeral arrangements are the Keefe Funeral Home, Arlington. Donations in her memory may be made to the above-named church. For obituary, directions, or to send a condolence, visit www.keefefuneralhome.com.

John Cincotti Jr., 47
Hotel chef

John C. Cincotti Jr. of Revere died unexpectedly on March 24. He was 47 years old.

Born in Boson, he was a lifelong resident of Revere and a 1980 alumnus of Revere High School. He worked early in his career as a chef for several area hotels, until his health began to fail.

He was the beloved son of John C. Cincotti Sr. of Wayland and Brenda J. (Kelfer) Gemellaro of Revere; devoted father of Kristin M. Cincotti of Revere; dear step-son of Gaetano “Guy” Gemellaro of Revere and Susan Cincotti of Wayland; loving brother of Albert, Giacomo, Carl, Domenico and Eleanora Cincotti, all of Wayland, Richard Cincotti of Revere, Maria Cincotti of East Boston and Joseph Gaffney of Revere; and he is also lovingly survived by several aunts, uncles and cousins.

Family and friends are invited to attend the Funeral Service in the Vertuccio Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway, Revere, today, Wednesday, April 1, at 10:30 a.m. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers remembrances may be made to one’s favorite charity.

Flora Gulla, 94
East Boston resident

Flora (Leonardi) Gulla of East Boston died on March 27. She was 94 years old.

She was the beloved wife of the late William “Willie the Barber” Gulla; loving mother of Anthony Gulla and his wife, Betty, of Peabody; dear sister of the late Louise Juliano, Mary DiPietro, Eugene and Nicholas Leonardi; cherished grandmother of William Gulla of Peabody and Jennifer Rogers and her husband, Bill, of North Andover and fond aunt of many.

Funeral arrangements were by Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, Revere. Burial was in Holy Cross Cemetery. For her guest book, visit www.vazzafunerals.com.

Michelina ‘Mickey’ Oteri, 89
Of Stoneham, formerly of Revere

Michelina “Mickey” (Maffeo) of Stoneham, formerly of Everett and Revere, died on March 27. She was 89 years old.

She was the beloved wife of the late John Oteri; devoted mother of Robert J. Oteri and his wife, Brenda P., Diana M. Crowe and her husband, Thomas P., all of Stoneham; loving daughter of the late Carmela (Venezia) and John Maffeo; cherished grandmother of Kimberley A. Kaiser and her husband, Matthew, Rob M. Oteri and his wife, Janine, all of Naples, Fla., John M. Crowe and Richard T. Crowe, both of Stoneham; great-grandmother of Emilie M. Kaiser and Enzo John Oteri; dear sister of the late Emanuela DeMusis, Josephine Lucontoni and Coletta Sconsoni; and she is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Barile Family Funeral Home, Stoneham. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. Please honor her with donations to the Aberjona Nursing Center, Resident Council, 184 Swanton St., Winchester, MA 01890. To send a memorial condolence, visit www.barilefuneral.com.

Marion Durocher, 94
Revere resident

Marion L. (Semple) Durocher of Revere died on March 26. She was 94 years old.

She was the beloved wife of the late William E. Durocher; loving mother of William J. “Billy” Durocher of Lynn and Corinne Day of Everett; dear sister of James Semple of Amesbury; cherished grandmother of Lee Durocher and his wife Andrea, Keith Durocher, Shawn and Danielle Day.

Funeral arrangements were by Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, Revere. Burial was in Holy Cross Cemetery Malden. For her guest book, please visit www.vazzafunerals.com.

Basil ‘Bill’ Galatis, 84
Beverly resident

Basil K. “Bill” Galatis of Beverly, formerly of Saugus and Somerville, died March 24. He was 84 years old.

A US Navy veteran of World War II, he was the beloved husband of Carol (Thompson) Galatis; loving father of William Galatis of Saugus, Christine and her husband, Michael Cavallo, of Stoneham, Karen Galatis and her husband, Bill Smith, of Arlington, and Lisa and her husband Michael, Kalfopoulos, of Winchester; brother of Kay Murphy of Revere, Nicholas Galatis of Gloucester, Socrates Galatis of Chelsea, John Galatis of Revere; and he is also survived by five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Funeral arrangements were by the Conway, Cahill-Brodeur Funeral Home, Peabody. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Vasilio’s Greek Orthodox Church, 5 Paleologos St., Peabody, MA 01960, or the Golden Living Center, 272 Washington St., Gloucester, MA 01930. For his online obituary, visit www.ccbfuneral.com.

Phyllis Bennett
Malden resident

Phyllis (Franco) Bennett of Malden died on March 24.

She was the devoted wife of the late Robert R. Bennett; beloved mother of Laura Ciampa and her husband, Robert, Robert Bennett and his wife, Doreen, all of Revere and Susan Reber and her husband, Jase, of Virginia; dear sister of Charles Franco and Carmella Mierzykowski, both of Malden, Jennie Carey of Methuen and the late James Franco, Joseph Guarneri and Angie Costa and is also lovingly survived by nine grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Carroll Funeral Home, Malden. Burial was at Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. Expressions of sympathy in her name may be made to the Youville Hospital, 1575 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA 02138.

MaryAnn Ackerman, 74
New Hampshire resident

MaryAnn E. Ackerman of Laconia, NH died March 22. She was 74 years old.

Born in Burlington on July 16, 1934, daughter of George and Elizabeth (Thomas) Laber, she was a graduate of Somerville High School, Class of 1953. She lived in Malden and Wilmington.

Her family includes her husband, James Lionel Ackerman, of Laconia; her son, James D. Ackerman, and his wife, Renee, of Jericho, Vt.; one daughter, Jeannemarie Ackerman, and her husband, Michael Moynihan, of Henniker, NH; three grandchildren; a brother, Albert Laber, of Revere; and a sister, Thelma Little, of Andover.

Funeral arrangements were by the Lambert Funeral Home, Manchester, NH. Memorial donations may be made to St. Catherine Church Society, 1305 Meredith Center Road, PO Box 572, Laconia, NH 03246 or to Shriners Burn Institute, 51 Blossom Street, Boston, MA 02114. For more information, visit www.lambertfuneralhome.com.

Arbolino Barisano
East Boston resident

Arbolino Barisano of East Boston died on March 16.

He was the beloved husband of Iolanda (Tammaro); loving father of Giuseppe Barisano of Mirabella, Eclano, Italy; dear brother of the late Rosa, Carlo, Ercolino, Pasquale, Antonio and Alberto; grandfather of two; great-grandfather of many; and uncle of many.

Funeral arrangements were by Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, Revere. Entombment will be in Mirabella, Eclano, Italy. For his guest book, visit www.vazzafunerals.com.

Angelo ‘Raymond’ Campo, 79
Former City of Boston engineer

Angelo “Raymond” Campo of Revere, formerly of East Boston, died at home on March 22. He was 79 years old.

A US Army veteran and a former City of Boston engineer, he was also an avid bowler with “Bells” of East Boston.

He was the loving husband of the late Frances O. (Parziale) Campo; devoted and loving father of Paul S. Campo of Lynn, Lisa A. Campo, Janice M. Campo and Stephen R. Campo, all of Revere; dear brother of Sarah DiNatale of Saugus and the late Stephen Campo, Viola Modica and Lena Pingaro. He is also survived by three loving grandchildren, Kevin, Raymond and Nicole Campo and many nieces and nephews. He was the son of the late Paul and Angelina (Lopilato) Campo.

Funeral arrangements were by the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, Revere. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery. For guestbook, www.buonfiglio.co

Robert Buttiglieri
Revere resident

Robert A. Buttiglieri of Revere died on March 24.

He was the beloved son of the late Frank and Carmella; dear brother of Philip and his wife, Katherine, of Wakefield, Richard of Peabody, the late Frank, Anthony, and Benjamin; brother-in-law of Lena Buttiglieri of Beverly; and he is also survived by many nieces, nephews and grandnieces and grandnephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, Revere. Burial was in Puritan Lawn Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, donations in his name may be made to MSPCA 350 South Huntington Ave. Boston, MA 02130. For his guest book or flowers, visit www.buonfiglio.com.

Rose Pisano
Revere resident

Rose V. (Cassetta) Pisano of Revere died on March 23.

She was the beloved wife of the late Joseph; devoted mother of Joseph and his wife, Rosemarie, of Revere; dear sister of Anthony Cassetta and his wife, Sharon, of California and the late Louis, Santo and Vincent Cassetta; loving grandmother of Douglas T. Pisano and his wife, Patti Ann, of Middleton, Maureen E. Merta and her husband, Michael, of Topsfield, Joseph V. Jr. and his wife, Robin, of Revere, Paul J. and his wife, Beth, of Danvers, Rosemarie E. Young and her husband, Scott, of Topsfield; great-grandmother of Victoria, Gabrielle, Alessandra, Vanessa, Jacqueline, Isabella, Vincent, Andrew, Scott, Joseph, Brandon and Cameron.

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 in her memory to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-9959. For her guest book, visit www.buonfiglio.com.

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