Virginia Melchionno, 87
Virginia L. (Cutler) Melchionno of Revere, beloved wife of the late Antonio “Hank” Melchionno, died on May 5, 2009, at the age of 87.
She graduated from Revere High School in 1939 and was employed as a travel agent. She was the former past president of St. Mary’s Sodality.
She was the devoted mother of William Melchionno and his wife, Heather, of Revere and the dear close friend of the late Joanne C. Amirault and Howard DeSisto. She is also survived by her three loving grandchildren, Ryan, Casey and William.
Visiting hours will be on Thursday, May 7, at 8:30 a.m. in the Paul Buonfiglio and Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, 128 Revere St., Revere, followed by a funeral Mass in St, Mary’s Church at 10:30 .m. Relatives and friends are kindly invited. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery. For flowers or guest book, visit www.buonfiglio.com.
Ann Marie Maniaci
Ann Marie Maniaci of Revere, formerly of Orient Heights East Boston, died on May 2.
The cherished daughter of the late Salvatore and Marie (Scimone) Manici and Mary (DiLorenzo) Piretti Maniaci, she was the loving sister of Ronald Maniaci and his wife, Eileen, of Georgia, Ronald Piretti and Marilyn Piretti, both of Revere, and the late Louis Piretti.
A celebration of her life will take place on Friday, May 8, in the Chapel of the Resurrection at Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, 262 Beach St., Revere, at 12 noon. Family and friends may visit Friday from 10 a.m. to noon. Burial will be private. For directions and guest book, please visit www.vazzafunerals.com.
Richard Abruzzi, 64
Worked for Hertz Rental
Richard G. Abruzzi, a lifelong resident of Revere, died on May 2. He was 64 years old.
A US Army veteran and an employee of Hertz Rental, he was the beloved son of the late Felix A. and Maria M. (Martino) Abruzzi; dear brother of Philip M. Abruzzi and his wife, Patricia and is also survived by his nephew, Patrick Cockcroft.
His funeral will be from the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons Funeral Home, 128 Revere St., Revere, on Friday, May 8, at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends are kindly invited. Visiting hours are Thursday from 4 to 7 p.m. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery. For his guest book or flowers, visit www.buonfiglio.com.
Walter Popp, 79
Retired Loan Officer
Walter E. Popp of Allenstown, NH, formerly of East Boston, died on April 18. He was 79 years old.
A retired loan officer, born in Somerville, he was the beloved husband of Gloria M. (LaRosa) of New Hampshire; devoted father of Dennis Popp and his companion, Kim Weisensee of Peabody, Richard Popp and his wife, Donna Johnson, Kevin Popp of Manchester, NH and Jeanmarie Popp and her companion, Paul Cerullo of Revere; dear brother of Ethel Popp and Jackie McCarthy, both of Maine; cherished grandfather of eight and great-grandfather of two. He is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.
Funeral arrangements were by the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, Revere. For his guest book, please visit www.Buonfiglio.com.
(There was a flag on this Currier obit from the Boston Globe -I checked the funeral home website and there was no Revere reference to but it was listed under Revere)
Timothy Michael Currier, 60
Timothy Michael Currier of Beverly died on May 3 at Essex Park Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, Beverly. He was 60 years old.
He was the son of Murielle R. (Cummings) and the late Thomas O. Currier; brother of Carole A. (Currier) Troster and her husband, Nick, of Florida, Thomas O. Currier, Jr. of Philadelphia, William F. Currier of Boston, Nanette M. (Currier) Maden and her husband, James, of Beverly, and Kevin P. Currier of Malden.
Funeral services will be held privately by the request of the family, with arrangements by the Campbell-Lee, Moody, Russell Funeral Home, Beverly. Memorial contributions may be made to the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation, 1332 North Halsted Street, Suite 201, Chicago, Illinois 60642-2642. For more information, directions, condolences, visit www.campbellfuneral.com.
Of Norwood, formerly of East Boston
William A. “Bill” Naumann of Norwood, formerly of East Boston, died on May 3.
A US Navy veteran, he was the devoted husband of Mary Ann (Rizzo) Naumann; loving father of Linda Coskren and her husband, Pat, of Norwood, Laurie Shea and her husband, Bill, of Norwood, Lisa Caparella and her husband, Stephen, of Randolph, William Naumann and his wife, Gina, of Norwood; dear grandfather of Patrick, Lisa, Kara, Nicholas, Samantha, Alyssa, Jared, Jenna and Morgan; beloved brother of Frederick Naumann of Revere and is also survived by several nieces and nephews.
His funeral will be held from the Gillooly Funeral Home, 126 Walpole St (Route 1A) Norwood on Thursday, May 7, at 8 a.m., followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Catherine of Siena Church, Norwood, at 9 a.m. Relatives and friends are kindly invited. Burial will be in Highland Cemetery, Norwood. Visiting hours at the funeral home are today, Wednesday, May 6, from 4 to 8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the New England Shelter for Homeless Veterans, 17 Court St., Boston, MA, 02108. For remembrances, please visit www.mem.com.
Irene Duffy, 89
Retired cosmetician, environmentalist and traveler
Irene (Fern) Duffy, longtime Revere resident, died on April 23 at the Jewish Rehabilitation Center of the North Shore in Swampscott. She was 89 years old.
She grew up in the Back Bay of Boston and on Hitchborn Street in Revere. She attended the Paul Revere School. Supporting the World War II effort, she was employed as a mechanical drawing artist at the General Electric Co. plant in Saugus. During the war, in 1944, she married Edward F. Duffy of Neponset Street, Revere. They settled in the Point of Pines and she lived in their home on North Shore Road from the early 1950s until the mid-1980s. She became a widow in 1974.
She later resided at Heritage House in Saugus for many years and briefly at Prospect House in Revere.
During her lifetime, she was employed as a cosmetician at various stores. She represented Revlon and other notable cosmetic treatment lines at Bonwit Teller, Filene’s and Jordan Marsh. In particular, she spoke of her movie star clientele who frequented Bonwit Teller.
She was an avid golf fan of Tiger Woods. She loved Revere Beach, painted and was an environmental advocate for the Pines River and its marshes. She was an avid seamstress and had a unique ability to accessorize. She was a tour guide at the Peabody Essex Museum and the Saugus Senior Center. She loved to travel when she could and her favorite trips were to Hawaii and Europe.
She is survived by her daughter, Pauline, of Swampscott and son, Michael, of Virginia, and three grandchildren, Sean, Brendan and Morgan Duffy, all of Virginia.
Funeral arrangements were by Goodrich Funeral Home of Lynn.
Memorial donations may be made to the Jewish Rehabilitation Center of the North Shore, 330 Paradise Road, Swampscott, Ma. 01907, attention: Ina Hoffman.
Alfred Sablone Sr.
Of Florida, owned restaurants in East Boston and Winthrop
Alfred A. Sablone Sr. of Royal Palm Beach, Fla., formerly of East Boston and Winthrop, died on April 29 after a long battle with Alzheimer’s disease.
A US Army veteran of World War II, he was a recipient of the Bronze Star, a member of the Winthrop Elks, owner of Sablone’s Restaurant of Winthrop and the Sugar Bowl of East Boston.
He was the beloved husband of Ann (Ciampi) Sablone, with whom he shared 61 years of marriage; loving father of Alfred Sablone Jr. and his wife, Debra, of Revere, Alan Sablone and his wife, Darlene, of Malden and Alec Sablone of Fort Myers, Fla.; cherished grandfather of Alfred III, Todd, Jeffrey, Jason and Allyson and great-grandfather of Caroline, Nicholas, Lauren and Michael Sablone.
A memorial service was held at Our Lady Queen of the Apostles Church in Royal Palm Beach. Funeral arrangements were by the Palms West Funeral Home of Royal Palm Beach, Florida. Memorial donations may be made to the Hospice of Palm Beach, 5300 East Avenue, West Palm Beach, FL 33407.
Louise Santeusanio, 94
Garment Industry Seamstress
Louise N. (Marrama) Santeusanio died following a long illness at the Devereux House of Marblehead on May 3. A former resident of Swampscott and Revere, she was 94 years old.
Mrs. Santeusanio was born in Everett and came to live in Revere in 1920 and moved to Swampscott in 1960. Most of her working career was as a seamstress for several of the clothing houses in Boston’s Garment District.
She was the wife of the late Romeo J. Santeusanio, who died in February 1987; devoted mother of John N. Santeusanio and his wife, Judith, of Revere and Dr. Richard P. Santeusanio, (retired superintendent of Danvers Schools) and his wife, Joan, of Marblehead; cherished grandmother of Jill C. Santeusanio, John D. and his wife, Renee A., all of Revere, Steven J. and his wife, Ann, of Peabody, Attorney David J. Santeusanio and his wife, Lauren, of Marblehead and Christine L. Santeusanio of Boston; sister of the late Nellie DeMaio, Jean Mattucchio, Celia Coco, Nicholas, Henry, Daniel and Robert Marrama; and she is also lovingly survived by her sister-in-law, Rose Cherubini, renowned designer of Boston and Wareham; and many nieces and nephews. She was the sister-in-law of the late Tina Condito and Olga Farraresi.
Family and friends are invited to attend her funeral from the Vertuccio Home For Funerals, 773 Broadway, Revere, today, Wednesday, May 6, at 9 a.m., followed by a Funeral Mass in St. John the Evangelist Church, Swampscott, at 10 a.m. Burial will be in Swampscott Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Hospice of the North Shore, 75 Sylvan St., Danvers, MA 01923.
Joseph Nocito, 82
Of Peabody, formerly of East Boston
Joseph D. Nocito of Peabody died on May 2 at the Essex Park Rehabilitation and Nursing Center of Beverly. He was 82 years old.
Born on July 9, 1928 in East Boston, son of the late Joseph and Clara (Parazzo) Nocito, he was raised in East Boston and was a resident of Revere from 1957 to 1976, when he moved to Peabody.
He served in the US Navy during World War II and was a self-employed plumber and pipe fitter. He enjoyed going to Suffolk Downs, watching boxing and jazz.
He was the devoted husband of the late Leona (Gregoire) Nocito; loving father of Elaine I. Sheppard and her husband, Walter, of Malden, Joseph D. Nocito Jr. and his wife, Sheryl, of San Antonio, Texas, Walter V. Sheppard and his wife, Colleen, of Nahant and the late Roberta Curran and Corrine Rodrigues; cherished grandfather of Patricia Stafford and her husband, John, of Natick, Janice Bellanti and her husband, Michael, of Richmond, Va., Katherine Richards and her husband, Adam, of Malden, Matthew Sheppard and his wife, Melissa, of Saugus, Andrea Nocito of Texas, JoAnn Westerfield and her husband, Brian, of Mesa, Ariz., Angela Nocito and Joseph D. Nocito III, both of Texas, Charles Curran of Chelmsford, John and Dennis Curran, both of Lynn, and Aimee Sheppard of Nahant; caring brother of the late Anna Smith. He is also survived by many nieces, nephews and cousins and a special great-niece, Tippy Shahin, of Topsfield.
His funeral will be held from the Cuffe-McGinn Funeral Home, Lynn, today, Wednesday, May 6, at 9 a.m., followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Thomas Aquinas Church, 248 Nahant Road, Nahant, at 10 a.m. Family and friends are respectfully invited. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett.
Memorial contributions may be made to American Diabetes Association, 330 Congress St., Fifth Floor, Boston, MA 02210 or North Shore Elder Services, 152 Sylvan St., Danvers, MA 01923
Diana Borgosano, 62
North Andover resident
Diana M. (Ferrario) Borgosano of North Andover, formerly of Revere, died on May 2. She was 62 years old.
Born in Revere, she was a salesperson for a shoe company.
She was the beloved wife of Anthony Borgosano of North Andover; loving daughter of Margaret (Verrengia) Ferrairo of Waltham and the late Alfred Ferrairo; devoted mother of Brenda A. and Diana M. Borgosano, both of North Andover; dear sister of Ann Lupo of Cambridge, Alfred Ferrairo Jr. of Peabody, Thomas Ferrairo of Lynn, David Ferrairo of Haverhill and Joseph Ferrairo of Peabody.
Her funeral will be from the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, 128 Revere St., Revere, today, Wednesday at 10 a.m., followed by a funeral service in the Assembly of God Church at 11 a.m. Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations to: VNA Care Network and Hospice, 5 Federal Street, Danvers, MA 01923. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery. For her guest book, please visit www.Buonfiglio.com.
Of New Hampshire, formerly of Revere
Dorothy “Dot” (Lee) Welsh of Merrimack, NH, formerly of Beachmont-Revere and Billerica, died on April 30.
She was the beloved wife of the late Arthur Welsh; loving mother of Lee Ann Lipomi of North Billerica and Diane Johansen of Merrimack, NH; cherished grandmother of Michael Welsh, Amanda and Brian Lipomi, Eric, Kevin, Matthew and Kelli Johansen and great-grandmother of Bradley Welsh. She is also survived by her brother, George Lee, of Virginia and her sister, Margaret Lorraine Lee, of Revere. She was the sister of the late Eileen Russell.
Funeral arrangements were by the Porcella Funeral Home, Beachmont-Revere. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett.
Donations in her memory may be made to the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701. For her online obituary, visit www.BisbeePorcella.com.
Pauline J. (Capillo) Alviti of Peabody died in Boston on May 1.
She was the wife of the late Charles J. Alviti; loving mother of Janice King, Paul, Carl and Philip Alviti and their spouses, all of Peabody; devoted grandmother of Christopher, Ann Marie, Celia, Patrick, John, Kara, Joseph and Charles; cherished sister of Anne Belmonte of Revere and the late Charles and Hermen Capillo and many nieces and nephews and owner of her adored dog, Bandit.
Burial was at Puritan Lawn Memorial Park, West Peabody. Expressions of sympathy may be made to Mass. General Hospital, Hospice Unit, 55 Fruit St., Boston, MA 02114. For her online obituary and guest book, visit www.ccbfuneral.com.
East Boston resident
Lance Trulli of East Boston died on April 28.
He was the loving husband of Lisa (Macadam) Trulli of East Boston; beloved father of Erika and Carla Trulli of East Boston; loving son of Al and Fran (Lubell) Trulli of Revere; dear brother of Ellen Santamaria of Peabody; and he is also survived by nieces, nephews and cousins.
Funeral arrangements were by The Kirby-Rapino Memorial Home (Orient Heights) East Boston. Funeral services were private. Donations in his memory may be made to a charity of one’s choice.
Caroline (Fuccillo) Pagliuca of Medford died on May 1.
Beloved wife of the late Dr. Gerald Pagliuca, she was the dear sister of Linda Emma Hascall of Revere, Annette Valenti and her husband, George, of East Boston, Louise Bruno and her husband, Joseph, of Revere, the late Margie Falsini and Edith Fuccillo; cherished aunt of Carl Hascall, Joanne Salza, Carol Gill, Arthur Falsini, Linda Sciacca, Ceasar Pagliuca, Cathy Maggiore, Carol and Frank Perry and Anthony Schena.
Funeral arrangements were by the Dello Russo Funeral Home, Medford. Burial was at Oak Grove Cemetery, Medford.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be sent in her name to St. Joseph Church, 118 High Street, Medford, MA 02155. For her online obituary and guest book, visit dellorusso.net.
Helen J. (Marcucci) Carbone of Waltham died on April 30.
She was the beloved wife of the late Dominic J. Carbone; loving mother of Gaetana of Acton, Sebastian of Groton and the late Carl; dear sister of Gilda Solomineo of Beverly, Josephine Rana of Wakefield, Mary Spaganoli of Revere and the late Benjamin Marcucci and Rose LaCortilia; cherished grandmother of Dominic; and aunt of many.
Arrangements were by the Brasco and Sons Memorial, Waltham. Burial was at Mount Feake Cemetery, Waltham. Expressions of sympathy may be made to the American Heart Association, 20 Speen Street, Framingham, MA 01701. Additional information is available at www.brascofuneralhome.com.
Julia Berger, 89
Of Revere, formerly of Newton
Julia (Hootstein) Berger of Revere, formerly of Newton, died April 28. She was 89 years old.
She was the beloved daughter of the late Hyman and Dora Hootstein; mother of Steven and Dennis Berger of Revere and Debbie Berger of Del Mar, California and grandmother of Julianna Rose Cairo and Jennessa Rose Cairo, also of Del Mar. She was the sister of nine siblings who preceded her in death.
Private graveside services were held at Beth Israel/Fuller Cemetery, Fuller Avenue, Everett, Expressions of sympathy may be made in her memory through donations to the charity of one’s choice.
Palmira “Gemma” (Cerundolo) Palmitesta-DeDominicis of Revere died on April 30.
She was the beloved wife of Luigi A. Palmitesta, with whom she shared 26 years of marriage; loving mother of Yola Del Pozo and her husband, Andy, of New Hampshire; Nicholas DeDominicis and his wife, Andrea, of Connecticut, Rosa Christie and her husband, James, and Anthony De Dominicis and his wife, Alisa, all of Nahant; dear sister of Ralph Cerundolo of Beverly, Pasquale Cerundolo of Saugus and the late Fernando Cerundolo; and the cherished grandmother of Nicholas, Christian and Emma DeDominicis.
Funeral arrangements were by Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, Revere. Burial was in Woodlawn, Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made in her name to the Society of Progressive Supranuclear Palsy Inc., Woodholme Medical Building, Suite 515, 1838 Greene Tree Road, Baltimore, MD 21208. For her guest book, please visit www.vazzafunerals.com.
Kathleen MacDonald, 97
Kathleen G. MacDonald of Revere died on April 28 at the Massachusetts General Hospital. She was 97 years old.
A homemaker, she was born in Boston, the daughter of the late John and Gertrude (Baers) Connors, she was the beloved wife of the late Herbert; beloved mother of Robert MacDonald of Revere and Kathleen M. MacDonald of Malden; and the dear sister of the late John, Edward and Robert Connors.
Funeral arrangements were by the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, Revere. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery. For her guest book, visit www.Buonfiglio.com.
Annette Baron, 84
Chelsea Memorial Hospital nurse’s aide, administrative clerk
Annette (Semon) Baron of Ohio, formerly of Chelsea and Revere, died on April 25. She was 84 years old.
Born in Roxbury, she graduated from Roxbury Memorial High School, lived in Chelsea from 1945 to 1980 and in Revere from 1980 to 1990 before moving to Olmsted Falls, Ohio, where she lived since 1990.
Mrs. Baron was the former treasurer of TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly). She was a nurse’s aide at the Chelsea Memorial Hospital and an administrative clerk in a Boston Insurance Company. She also enjoyed crocheting and poetry.
She was the beloved wife of the late Nathan Baron; devoted mother of Sandra Kracov and her husband, William, Dennis Baron and his wife, Diane, Bruce Baron and his wife, Cynthia, Brad Baron, Larry Baron, and Bryan Baron and his wife, Debbie; dear sister of Sylvia Fantasia and her husband, Sal, and Marilyn Brodsky and her late husband, Irwin. She was also the loving grandmother of nine great-grandmother of five and great-great-grandmother of one.
Graveside services were held at the Bessarabian Cemetery, Everett. Donations in her memory may be made to the American Heart Association, 20 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701. For her online guest book, please visit www.torffuneralservice.com.
Marie Castor, 55
Marie C. Castor, a lifelong resident of Charlestown, died at home on April 28 after a long and courageous battle with cancer. She was 55 years old.
She was born in Boston on December 24, 1953, grew up in Charlestown where she attended Boston Public Schools and graduated from Charlestown High School in 1971. She worked as a legal administrator for Bingham/McCutcher Law Firm in Boston for several years.
She was the beloved mother of John Feeney of Charlestown; devoted daughter of the late Mary (Herlihy) and the late Boston Police Officer John Castor; loving sister of Jane Castor of Revere, Marjorie Doyle and her husband, Phillip, of Virginia Beach, Boston Police Officer Philip Castor and his wife, Kerry, of West Roxbury and the late John J. Castor Jr. and Nancy Froempter. She was the dear companion of Danny Feeney of Charlestown; loving aunt of Casey, Caroline, Philip, Jack and Caitlyn and special friend of Pam Hurley, Kathy Sullivan and Mary Marcella-Carey.
Funeral arrangements were by the Frank H. Carr Funeral Home, Charlestown. Burial was at Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett.
Kindly make memorial donations in her name to The Charlestown Boys & Girls Club, 15 Green St., Charlestown, MA 02129. For her guest book and obituary, visit www.carrfuneral.com.
Alfred DiSessa, 57
East Boston resident
Alfred T. DiSessa, a 40-year resident of East Boston, died suddenly at home on April 22. He was 57 years old.
He was born in Winthrop and was the former husband of Mary (D’Urbano) Metcalf of East Boston; beloved father of Alfred, Anthony, Daniel and Joseph DiSessa, all of East Boston; dear brother of John DiSessa of Leominster, Anthony DiSessa of Malden, Mark DiSessa of Marlborough and Eric DiSessa of Napa Valley, Calif.; and he is also lovingly survived by three grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral arrangements were by the Smith Funeral Home, Chelsea. Burial was at Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. To send a message of condolence to his family, please visit www.smithfuneralhomes.com.
Of Peabody, formerly of Orient Heights
Ronald Freda of Peabody, formerly of Orient Heights East Boston, died on April 27.
He was the beloved husband of the late Marie (Perotti) Freda; loving father of Bernadette Freda of East Boston and Theresa Ferullo of Peabody; cherished son of Margaret (Camerlengo) Freda of Peabody and the late Pasquale Freda; dear brother of Dennis Freda of Peabody and grandfather of Nicholas, Nikole and Jenna Ferullo.
Funeral arrangements were by Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, Revere. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. For his guest book, visit www.vazzafunerals.com.
Mary M. (Panasuk) DeMarco of Malden died on April 27
She was the devoted wife of the late Ralph DeMarco; beloved mother of Ralph DeMarco and his wife, Phyllis, of Revere and Barbara Woods of Peabody; dear sister of Carole Gately of Malden and the late Olga Sullivan, Anne Buttaro, Paul, John, Sava and Walter Panasuk; cherished grandmother of Mary Ellen D’Alfonso and her husband, Rino, John Woods, William Woods and his wife, Shannon, and Deborah DeMarco-Jung. She is also lovingly survived by five great- grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral arrangements were by the Carroll Funeral Home, Malden. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett.
North End resident
Joanne (Mastrullo) DiTullio of Boston’s North End died on April 25.
She was the beloved daughter of the late Roy and Theresa (Ferrara) Mastrullo; loving wife of the late Robert DiTullio; cherished mother of Maria DiTullio and her husband, Michael Doto, of Medford, Robert DiTullio and his wife, Linda Matarazzo-DiTullio, of Boston, and Joseph DiTullio of Boston; beloved sister of Phyllis and her husband, Ozzie DiTullio of Revere and the late Joseph and Albert Mastrullo; and the adored grandmother of Nicole and Joseph DiTullio-Doto.
Funeral arrangements were by the Boston Harborside Home, J.S. Waterman & Sons-Langone. Burial was at St. Michael’s Cemetery, Roslindale.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations in memory of Mrs. DiTullio to the American Lung Association, 393 Maple St., Springfield, MA 01105.