Yolanda DiBlasi, 86
Yolanda C. (Gisetto) DiBlasi of Revere died on May 24. She was 86 years old.
Born and raised in Chelsea, she was the daughter of the late Luigi and Giovanina (DeAngelis) Gisetto. A resident of Revere for the last 60 years, Mrs. DiBlasi worked prior to her marriage during World War II as a shipyard welder for Bethlehem Steel. She also worked previously as a stitcher and blouse maker for a Boston area manufacturer.
She was the beloved wife of Joseph F. DiBlasi; loving mother of Linda Spinazzola and her husband, Anthony, of Melrose and Elizabeth Havens of Revere; cherished grandmother of six: Joseph, Kimberly, Jason, Michele, Jeffrey, and Janelle and their spouses; great-grandmother of three, Riley, Connor and Allie; sister of Ernest Gisetto of Reading and the late Marie Ciaramella, Alfred and William Gisetto and Lena Mallio. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews.
Her funeral will be held from the Bisbee-Porcella Funeral Home, 549 Lincoln Ave., Saugus, on Thursday at 9:30 a.m., followed by a Funeral Mass in the Immaculate Conception Church, Revere, at 10:30 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited. Visiting hours are today, Wednesday, from 4 to 8 p.m.
Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. For directions and memorials, please visit www.BisbeePorcella.com.
Member of Charter Boat Captains Association
Clifford S. Jones of Revere, formerly of Rockport and Somerville, died on May 17.
A former US Marine, he was a member of the Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries and the N.E. Charter Boat Captains Association.
He was the beloved husband of Diane (DeLeo); loving son of the late Lawrence and Mildred Jones; dear brother of the late Kenneth and Lawrence Jones; and he is also survived by his niece, Sandy Schumer.
Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, Revere.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Boy’s Town National Research Hospital, Development Office, 555 North 30 St., Omaha, NE 68131. For his guest book, visit www.buonfiglio.com.
Active in social clubs
Mary R. (Staiti) Ormond of Peabody, formerly of Revere, died on May 24.
Active in many social clubs, she was the beloved wife of the late Francis Ormond and Pasquale Quaratiello “Tello;” mother of Robert Tello of Stoneham; sister of the late Anna Fisano, Frances Arnisani and Steve Staiti; grandmother of five: James, Cindy, Robert M., Steven, and the late Tina; and great-grandmother of four: Antonia, Juliana, James, and Ava.
Her Funeral will be held from the Salvatore Rocco & Sons Funeral Home, Everett, Thursday, May 28, at 9:45 a.m., followed by a Funeral Mass at St. Mary’s Church, Revere, at 11 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited. Visiting hours are today, Wednesday, from 4 to 8 p.m. Burial will be in Puritan Lawn Cemetery, Peabody.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Lung Association, 460 Totten Pond Road, Suite 400, Waltham, MA 02451.
Thomas Reid, 81
Veteran of Two Wars
Thomas Reid, a three-month resident of Seabrook, NH, formerly of Farmington, NH, died at home on Saturday, May 2, after a period of failing health. He was 81 years old.
Born in Boston on April 9, 1928, he was the son of Robert H. Reid and Annie H. Mitchell. He grew up in Beachmont, Revere, and worked as a design engineer at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard prior to his retirement. He was a veteran of World War II and the Korean War, a member of the Mount Carmel Masonic Lodge of Lynn and the American Legion of Rochester, NH.
He was the beloved husband of the late Barbara Reid, who died in 2006. Members of his surviving family include one son, Robert K. Reid, and his wife, Michelle, of Seabrook, NH; one daughter, Debra Barclay, and her husband, Daniel, of Mulberry, Fla.; three sisters, Chris Stewart of Bradford, Betty Lamont of Kennebunk, Maine, and the late Anna Wallace of Saugus; five grandchildren; one great-grandson; and several nieces and nephews.
Mr. Reid’s final resting place is with his wife, Barbara, at the New Hampshire Veterans Cemetery in Boscawen. To sign his online guest book, please visit www.GrondinFuneralHome.com.
Jerry Pierro, 96
Retired Plant Manager
Jerry Pierro of North Reading, formerly of Somerville, died on May 22. He was 96 years old.
A US Army veteran of World War II, he was a retired plant manager for Eugene Rothmund Co.
He was the beloved husband of the late Elvira (DeMarco) Pierro; loving father of Joan Pierro of North Reading and Geraldine Murray and her husband, Alexander, of E. Kingston, NH; brother of Maria Grazia Rizzo of Revere and Ermelinda DiPierro of Belgium and the late Emelio, Esterina, Viola, Amoroso, Teresa, Natalina and Immacolata DiPierro; grandfather of Lynn Correggio, William Cotter, Amy Flynn and Daniel Murray; and the great-grandfather of Taylor, Ashley and Shaina Correggio, Jade Cotter, Andrew and Alyssa Flynn.
Private funeral services were entrusted to the Croswell Funeral Home, North Reading. Memorial donations may be made to All Care Hospice, 16 City Hall Square, Lynn, MA 01901.
Julia (Pannese) Marcinowski of Malden died on May 20.
She was the wife of the late Edward Marcinowski; beloved mother of Thomas E. Marcinowski and his wife, Margaret, of Everett and Paul F. Marcinowski and his wife, Donna, of Revere; grandmother of six and great-grandmother of seven. She was the sister of Tina Lavelle of Medford and Honey Cochran of Florida, and she is also survived by many nieces and nephews.
Funeral arrangements were by the E.E. Burns & Son Funeral Home, Malden. Burial was in Forestdale Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Malden Senior Center, 7 Washington St., Malden, MA 02148
Jennie Giardina, 85
Former MDC employee
Jennie (Scaduto) Giardina died in East Boston on May 21. She was 85 years old.
A former MDC employee, she was the beloved wife for 65 years of the late Gaetano “Guy” Giardina, who died on October 24, 2008; loving mother of Sgt. James Giardina, Boston Police Department, and his wife, Darlene, of Peabody, Michelle LeBlanc and her longtime companion, Sgt. Gregory D’Aiuto, Mass. State Police, of Malden, Linda Giardina of East Boston and the late Guy Giardina Jr.; daughter of the late Lina and Giovanni Scaduto; dear sister of Terry McLaughlin of Braintree, Lena Jean of Revere, John of Malden, Anthony of Billerica and the late Anna Muenkel, Mary Flourney, Albert, Michael, Mario, Frank and Attorney Joseph Scaduto; cherished grandmother of Richard and Jennifer LeBlanc, Atty. Nicole Giardina, James Giardina Jr., Boston Police Department, and his wife, Rosalie, Anthony, Jeffrey and Guy Giardina, Jacquelyn and her husband, Frank Renzulli. She is also survived by six great-grandchildren.
Funeral arrangements were by the Magrath Funeral Home, East Boston. Entombment was in Holy Cross Mausoleum.
In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory to the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701, would be appreciated.
Boston Police Department retiree
Joseph L. Gartland died in East Boston on May 19.
A US Navy veteran of World War II and a Boston Police Department retiree, he was the beloved husband of the late Gertrude M. (Sulkey), who died on April 8; father of Mary J. and Kathleen, both of East Boston, Maureen Dellorfano and Lori Recupero, both of Revere, Michael and his wife, Lisa, of Melrose, Marine of Brighton and the late Evelyn Conrad, Judith, Joseph and William Gartland. He was the brother of John Gartland of Maine and is also survived by 14 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren.
Burial was in Puritan Lawn Memorial Park.
In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory to St. Jude Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 would be appreciated.
John Edward Cadigan
Retired Everett Assessor, retired NASA and US Department of Transportation employee
John Edward “Jack” Cadigan of Revere, formerly of Everett, died on May 22.
A retired chief assessor for the City of Everett, he was a retired career employee of NASA and the US Department of Transportation and a proud US Navy veteran of the Korean War who served aboard the USS Lake Champlain (CVA-39) and the USS Franklin D. Roosevelt (CVA-42.)
He was the husband and best friend for more than 50 years of the late Catherine “Kay” (Sutera) Cadigan and is survived by his three beloved sons, John and his wife, Laurie, of Concord, Paul and his wife, Julie, of Arlington and Brian and his wife, Laura, of Revere. He is also survived by nine beloved grandchildren: John III, Maggie, Patrick, Jillene, Jenelle, Jeena, Blake, Dylan and Christopher. He was the grandfather of the late twins, Joseph and Mary.
Funeral arrangements were by Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, Revere. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery. Please omit flowers and make remembrances to the American Cancer Society Foundation or the charity of your choice. For his guest book, www.vazzafunerals.com.
Michael J. Repoza of Revere, formerly of Cambridge and Westford, died on May 19.
A US Marine Corps Vietnam veteran, he was a retired US Postal worker from Newtonville, a member of the DAV and American Legion Post 0437 of Westford.
He was the loving father of Stephen and Elizabeth of Auburn, NH, Paul and Michelle of Chelmsford, Michael II of Lowell and Matthew and Amy of Spring Hill, Fla.; cherished brother of Nancy Newton, Mary Ann Davis, Sophie Weinberg and the late Anna Gaudet, Robert and Francis Repoza. He is also survived by his grandchildren: Madison, Anthony, Molly, Cassidy, Joshua and Megan, many nieces, nephews and loving relatives and friends.
His funeral will be held from the Rogers Funeral Home, 380 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, today, Wednesday, at 8 a.m., followed by a Funeral Mass at St. Anthony’s Church in Cambridge at 9 a.m.
Of Natick, formerly of Revere
Irene (Sher) Steiman of Natick, formerly of Revere, died on May 20.
She was the beloved wife of the late Martin J. Steiman; beloved mother of Edward A. Steiman and his wife, Shirley, of Natick and Richard A. Steiman of Arizona; dear grandmother of Rachel and Robert Glazer, Eric Steiman and Rebecca and Stefanie Kanter; dear great-grandmother of Chloe, Max and Zachary Glazer and sister of the late Albert Sher.
Graveside services were held at the Framingham Natick Jewish Cemetery, Natick. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 311 Arsenal Street, Watertown, MA 02472. Arrangements were by Levine Chapels of Brookline.
William Miller, 54
Of Charlestown, formerly of Revere
William J. Miller of Charlestown, formerly of Revere, died at home on May 17. He was 54 years old.
A US Marine veteran born in the Bronx, New York, he was the beloved father of Stacey and Melissa; devoted son of Anna M. (Vallely) Miller of Charlestown and the late James J.; dear brother of James J. of Winthrop, Daniel J. and his wife, Nichole, of the US Navy, Martin J. and his wife, Donna, of Malden, Marianne Miller-Lacey and her husband, Walter, of Charlestown, Vincent J. and his wife, Natacha, of Middleton.
He is also survived by his loving nieces and nephews, Jodi Ann Indorato, Amber Miller, Deanna Indorato, Angela Miller, Brandi, Daniel J. Miller II, Derek Miller, Bret Miller, Erin Tiffany Lacey, Danielle Lacey, Padraic Lacey, Brittany Lacey, Daniel Miller, Anna Maria Miller, Jacob Miller and the late Mathew Miller.
Funeral arrangements were by the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, Revere. Burial was in the Mass. National Cemetery, Bourne.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to New England Center for Homeless Veterans, 17 Court Street, Boston, MA 02108.
Dominic Russo, 89
Retired Revere Fire Lieutenant
Dominic S. Russo of Revere died on May 19. He was 89 years old.
A retired Revere Fire Department lieutenant with 26 years of service, he was a US Army veteran of World War II who served from 1941 to 1945 in the Americal Division in the South Pacific, Battle of Guadalcanal, New Caledonia, New Guinea, Solomon, Bougainville and Fiji Islands.
He was the beloved husband of Eugenia Russo; devoted father of Donna Russo of Lynn, Dennis Russo and his wife, Janet, of Revere and Brian Russo of Florida; dear brother of Philip Jesoraldo of Revere, Vincent Jesoraldo of Saugus, the late Michael Russo and Ann Capano. He is also survived by his loving grandchildren Jonathan, Nicholas and Haley Russo.
Funeral arrangements were by the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, Revere. Burial was in Holy Cross Cemetery. For his guest book, visit www.buonfiglio.com.
Michael McGrath, 39
Golden Gloves Boxer and John Hancock employee
Michael W. McGrath of Peabody, formerly of Revere, died on May 19. He was 39 years old.
A 19-year employee of John Hancock Insurance Company, he was a graduate of Revere High School, Class of 1988, attended New Hampshire College and Eastern Nazarene College and was an avid fisherman and a Golden Gloves boxer.
He was the beloved husband of Cristina “Tina” (Sena) McGrath, with whom he shared seven years of marriage; loving father of Kacey Elizabeth and Hannah Rose McGrath, both at home; cherished son of Frederick W. McGrath of Revere and the late Elizabeth (Martucci) McGrath; dear brother of Tracy O’Brien and her husband, Charles H., of Weymouth; son-in-law of Isilda (Verissimo) Sena of East Boston and the late Antonio Sena; brother-in-law of Antonio and Joaquim Sena of East Boston; fond uncle of Joanna Sena, Tarryn and Cormac O’Brien.
Funeral arrangements were by Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, Revere. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Citizens Bank for the education of his children. For his guest book, visit www.vazzafunerals.com.
Of North Andover, formerly of Revere
Alice J. (Mello) Upton of North Andover, formerly of Revere, died on May 18.
A former member of the Patriot Civic Club and a graduate of Cambridge Rindge and Latin School, she was the loving mother of Marybeth Steele and her husband, Colin, of North Andover and the late Thomas S. Upton; dear sister of the late Edward Mello; and the cherished grandmother of Colin T. Steele of Newton and Matthew Steele of North Andover.
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 Joslin Clinic, 1 Joslin Place, Boston, MA 02215. For her guest book, please visit www.vazzafunerals.com.