Obituaries – 06/03/09

June 4, 2009
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Bernice Gordon

Revere resident

Bernice I. (Lawrence) Gordon of Revere died on May 29.

She was the beloved wife of the late Maurice Gordon; loving sister of Virginia Resca of Florida, Donald Lawrence of South Yarmouth, Fred Lawrence of California and the late Josephine Brooks and Herbert Lawrence; and fond aunt of Andrea Brooks of Malden and many other nieces and nephews.

Family and friends are invited to attend a graveside service at Puritan Lawn Cemetery at noon on Thursday. For her online guest book, visit www.vazzafunerals.com.

Gloria Renwick, 52

Lifelong Revere resident

Gloria A. (Stickland) Renwick,a lifelong resident of Revere who was born and raised here, died on May 23. She was 52 years old.

She was the mother of Tanya Bartone and Raymond Muldoon Jr.; daughter of Rose Kittles and Herbert Stickland; dear sister of Alfred Stickland, Laura D’Olimpio, June Ferrante and Charles Kittles.

Services were private at the request of the family, with arrangements by Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home.

Dorothy Schena, 78

Dedicated St. Anthony’s Parishioner

Dorothy A. Schena, a lifelong resident of Revere, died on May 31 at the Melrose Wakefield Hospital. She was 78 years old.

A dedicated parishioner of St. Anthony’s Church and an avid Red Sox fan, she was a former employee of Sears and Roebuck.

She was the beloved daughter of the late Michael and Antonetta Schena; dear sister of Anthony of Quincy, Carl of California, Richard of Washington D.C., Helen Bath of Boston, Lillian Kelley of Methuen, Rita Barter of Florida, stepsister of Rita Padova of Revere and the late Louis, Alfred, Emilio, Nora Barrett and Margaret DeAngelis. She is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.

Her funeral will be held from the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, 128 Revere St., Revere, on Friday, June 5, at 9 a.m., followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Anthony’s Church at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends are kindly invited. Visiting hours will be Thursday, from 4 to 8 p.m. Entombment will be in Holy Cross Mausoleum.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701. For guestbook or flowers visit www.Buonfiglio.com.

Domenic Amato

Melrose resident

Domenic Amato of Melrose died on May 31.

He was the beloved husband of Phyllis F. (Burns) Amato; loving father of Paul D. Amato and his wife, Patricia, of Sterling and Linda M. Falcone and her husband, Vincent, of Woburn; cherished grandfather of Vincent Jr. and David Falcone and Kevin Amato; caring brother of the late Carmelo Amato and his wife, Venchenza, of Revere and the late Carmela Amato. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

His funeral will be held from the Gately Funeral Home, 79 W. Foster St., Melrose, today, Wednesday, June 3, at 8 a.m., followed by a Funeral Mass in Most Blessed Sacrament Church, 1155 Main St., Wakefield, at 9 a.m. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited. Burial will be in Wyoming Cemetery, Melrose. Contributions may be made in his name to the American Heart Association, 20 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701-4688. For directions, obituary and to sign his guest book, visit www.gatelyfh.com.

Angelina Maribito, 84

Peabody resident

Angelina B. (Barbuto) Maribito of Peabody died unexpectedly on May 31 at Beverly Hospital. She was 84 years old.

Born in Revere on August 27, 1924, she was raised in Revere and graduated from Revere High School, Class of 1942 and from Wilfred Beauty Academy in Boston. She retired as an inspector/supervisor at S.S.I. Electronics in Salem.

She was the loving wife of the late Frank L. Maribito and devoted mother and mother-in-law of Frank A. Maribito, Thomas and Sylvia Maribito, all of Peabody; sister of Grace Zelinsky of West Haven, Conn.; cherished grandmother of Michele Pilcher of Berwick, Maine, Lisa Roberts and Steven Maribito of Salisbury, Ronald Maribito Jr. and Paul P.J. Maribito of Peabody, and Robert Maribito of Exeter, NH; proud great-grandmother of seven; and aunt of many.

She was the daughter of the late Anthony and Theresa (Meo) Barbuto; mother of the late Ronald P. Maribito and sister of the late Barbara Madore, Joseph, Anthony, Peter and Robert Barbuto.

Her funeral will be held on Thursday, June 4, at 10 a.m., from the Conway, Cahill-Brodeur Funeral Home, 82 Lynn St., Peabody, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. in St. John the Baptist Church, 16 Church St., Peabody. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited. Visiting hours are today, Wednesday, June 3, from 4 to 8 p.m. Burial will be in Puritan Lawn Memorial Park, Peabody.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, 20 Speen St., Framingham MA 01701 or the American Diabetes Association, 330 Congress St., Fifth Floor, Boston MA 02110. For directions to the funeral home, online obituary and guest book, visit www.ccbfuneral.com.

Patrick Vaccaro, 63

Saugus resident

Patrick Vaccaro of Saugus died on May 30. He was 63 years old.

Son of the late Charles and Joanne (Depario) Vaccaro, he was the beloved husband of Janice (DiTomaso) Vaccaro of Saugus; devoted father of Angelique Vaccaro of Revere, Erin Swamstrum and husband, Christopher, of Lynn, stepfather of Laurie Smith of Saugus, Tracy Forgione of Rowley, and Jeff Forgione of Amesbury; loving brother of Sal Vaccaro of Lynnfield, and Joanne Defio of Bridgewater. He is also survived by eight loving grandchildren, several nieces and nephews, and his loving pet, Jade.

Funeral services will be held at the Sacred Heart Church, 303 Paris Street, East Boston, today, Wednesday, June 3, at 10 a.m. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. Funeral arrangements are by the Rapino Memorial Home of East Boston.

Rita Misuraca

Everett resident

Rita (Rizzo) Misuraca of Everett died on May 29.

She was the beloved wife of the late Vito; dear and devoted mother of Salvatore Misuraca and his wife, Joyce, of Middleton, Joseph Misuraca and his wife, Patricia, of Medford, Paul Misuraca and his wife, Tonia, of South Carolina and Rosalie Eliseo and her husband, Richard, of Everett; sister of Paul Rizzo and Jeannette Trionfi of Revere and the late Joseph Rizzo. She is also survived by 12 loving grandchildren and nine loving great-grandchildren.

Her funeral will be held from the Bisbee-Porcella Funeral Home, 549 Lincoln Ave., Saugus, today, Wednesday, at 9 a.m., followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Mary of the Assumption Church, 600 Washington Ave., Revere at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis TN, 38105-1942, would be sincerely appreciated.

Her family sincerely thanks the entire staff at the Glen Ridge Nursing Care Center for the caring and compassionate attention their mother received during her residency.

Francis Rossi

Of Revere, formerly of the North End

Francis L. “Frankie Rossi” Rossi of Revere, formerly of the North End, died on May 30.

He was the loving father of Lorraine Rossi of Andover and Frank Rossi Jr. of Florida; cherished son of the late Francis and Mary (Coco) Rossi; dear brother of Rocco Rossi of Florida and Marie Ponzo of Stoneham; and cherished grandfather of Sofia Saltamartini and Isabella Rossi.

Funeral arrangements were by Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, Revere. At the family’s request, please no flowers. For his guest book, please visit www.vazzafunerals.com.

Victoria White

Longtime Brookline resident

Victoria White, a longtime Brookline resident, died in her Revere apartment on April 10.

She inspired many people, and she will always be in the hearts of those who knew her.

Florence Maglione, 81

Revere resident

Florence L. (Giannino) Maglione of Revere died on May 28. She was 81 years old.

Wife of the late George A. Maglione, she was the mother of Marie A. Bright, George A. Maglione Jr. and his partner, Julie Conley, Joseph Maglione and his wife, Karyn, all of Revere; grandmother of Peter McLaughlin and his wife, Robin, Joseph A. and Nicholas Maglione; great-grandmother of Mandi, Sarah, and Emma McLaughlin, all of Revere; sister of Theresa Hogrell of Revere, Barbara Gambale and her husband, Robert, of Virginia, RoseAnn Waite and her husband, Harvey, of Topsfield, Crescenzo “Christy” Giannino and his wife, Joann, of Revere and the late Marie A. “Dolly” Maglione, C. Mildred Piscopio, Mary Lospennato, and Joseph Giannino; mother-in-law of William Bright of Revere; and she is also survived by many nieces, nephews, and great-nieces and great-nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Solimine, Landergan and Richardson Funeral Home, Lynn. At her request, donations may be made to Boston Catholic T.V., c/o Rev. Robert P. Reed, P.O. BOX 9196, Watertown, MA 02471-9l96 or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, P.O. BOX 50, Memphis TN 38101-9929. Directions and guest book are at www.solimine.com.

Elizabeth Salley, 82

Bookkeeper, tax examiner, volunteer

Elizabeth A. “Beth” (Kirk) Salley of Peabody, formerly of Revere, died at Beverly Hospital on May 27, following a courageous battle with chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder (COPD). She was 82 years old.

Born on June 8, 1926 in Revere, daughter of the late Joseph and Emma (McLaughlin) Kirk, she attended the Paul Revere Grade School and graduated from Revere High School in 1944. On July 31, 1948, she was united in marriage to Charles O. Salley in Revere.

She was a bookkeeper at the Suburban Electric in Revere and a tax examiner at the IRS office in Andover and engaged in numerous voluntary endeavors. She was known as a wonderful wife for 61 years, an outstanding mother and a loving friend. She was an avid reader, an exceptional writer of humorous letters, travel chronicles and diaries. With her husband, she traveled extensively throughout Europe, Russia and Northern Africa. She was quick to laugh and always put others before herself.

She is survived by her husband, Charles O. Salley; her son and his wife, Charles J. and Mary Agnes Salley, of Danvers; her daughter and her husband, Joan and Marc Kerble, and her grandchild, Lauren Kerble, all of North Andover; a step-grandson and his wife, Daniel J. Cawley and Patricia, and her step-great grandson, Saemus Cawley, all of Norfolk, Va. She was the elder cousin of William Witt and his wife, Renate, of Danbury, Conn., Renee Sacramona of Mobile, Ala., Marion Carlson of Marshfield, Martie and her husband, Joseph Cuzzi, of Waltham, Joseph McLaughlin and his wife, Roseanne, of Medford, and godmother of Theresa Kirk and her son, Ryan, of Swampscott. She is also survived by her brother-in-law and his wife, Paul, and Marion Salley of Beverly; her sister-in-law and her husband, Anne (Salley) and Roland Beisenstein of Mill Valley, Calif., many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. She was the sister and sister-in-law of the late Robert and Virginia Kirk.

Funeral arrangements were by the Conway, Cahill-Brodeur Funeral Home, Peabody. Entombment was in Puritan Lawn Memorial Park, West Peabody.

The family is very grateful and thanks all of the staff of the Lahey (Burlington) Clinic, the Kindred Acute Care Hospital, Peabody, the Hunt Rehabilitation Facility of Danvers, and the Beverly Hospital for their kind attention and diligent support during Mrs. Salley’s time with them.

Clyde Edward Snodgrass

Missouri resident

Clyde Edward Snondgrass of St. James, Mo., died quietly at his home on May 8.

Don of the late Clarence Earls and Maude Earls Snodgrass of Rolla, Mo., he is survived by his wife, Helen Pearl Flynn, of St. James, Mo., formerly of Revere; his son, E. Snodgrass, and his wife, Glenda, of Rolla, Mo., and his daughters, Helen Marie Barker of Athens, Texas and Debora Lynn Smith and her husband, Randy, of Ft. Leavenworth, Kansas. He is also survived by seven grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.

Christian burial with full military honors was celebrated at Immaculate Conception Church, St. James, Mo.

Marion Smith

Medford resident

Marion K. (Malatesta) Smith of Medford died on May 26.

She was the beloved wife of the late Donald J. Smith, who died on May 9; devoted mother of Sandra Byers of Medford and her husband, John, Kathie Medeiros of Billerica and her husband, Al, Susan Cinganelli of Stoneham and her husband, Pat, and David Smith of Billerica; loving grandmother of five and great- grandmother of three; dear sister of Lois Treen of Florida and Richard Malatesta of Revere. She was the sister of the late Charles, Buddy and Edward Malatesta, and the grandmother of the late Michael P. Medieros.

Funeral arrangements were by the Dello Russo Funeral Home, Medford. Burial was at Oak Grove Cemetery, Medford.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to the Alzheimer’s Association, Massachusetts Chapter, Attention: Development Department, 311 Arsenal Street, Watertown, MA 02472. For her online obituary and guest book, visit dellorusso.net.

Concetta DiMambro

Former Brighton resident

Concetta DiMambro, formerly of Brighton, died on May 27.

She was the loving wife of Tommaso DiMambro; beloved mother of Domenica Djaafar of Waltham, Mirella Mia Tirella and her husband, Michele, of Saugus, Angella Cardarelli and her husband, John, of Revere; cherished grandmother of Deva, Alexandra, Andrea, Paolo, Marco and Tristan; dear sister of Carlo DiMambro of France, Benedetto DiMambro of Italy, Maria Pacitto of Brighton, Domenica DiMambro of France, Francesca Goodwill of England, Alessandra Monte of France and sister-in-law of Elliott Alison of England.

Funeral arrangements were by the Bisbee-Porcella Funeral Home, Saugus. Burial was in Lakeside Cemetery, Wakefield.

In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to American Heart Association, Mass. Affiliate, Inc., 20 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701.

Joanne Flynn, 67

Former Office Manager

Joanne M. (Palagreco) Flynn of Revere died on May 26 at the Whidden Memorial Hospital. She was 67 years old.

Born in Boston, she was a former office manager for the Robert G. Neiley Architectural Firm.

She was the beloved wife of William C.; devoted mother of Deanna M. Creamer and her husband, Stephen, Terence J. Flynn and his wife, Virginia Meara, all of Medford; loving grandmother of Harrison, Hannah, Liam and Adam; and dear sister of Rita Consalvi of Saugus.

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

Giovanna ‘Jennie’ Penta, 84

Worked for Ogden Foods and Greater Lynn Senior Services

Giovanna “Jennie” (Gemelli) Penta of Revere, formerly of East Boston, died after a brief illness at the Lahey Clinic of Burlington on May 26. She was 84 years old.

She was born in Messina, Sicily, Italy, on September 28, 1924 and came to the United States with her family as a young girl, settling in East Boston. She graduated from St. Lazarus Elementary School in Orient Heights, East Boston in 1938 and from Fitton Catholic High School of East Boston in 1943.

For more than 30 years, she worked as an office manager for Ogden Foods at Suffolk Downs Racetrack. Upon retiring from Ogden Foods, she began another career with Greater Lynn Senior Services (GLSS) as an adviser, counselor and advocate. She worked for GLSS for 20 years until three weeks ago.

She moved to Revere 20 years ago and quickly became an active member of the Jack Satter House Tenants Association. She was a founder of the CYO at St. Lazarus Parish in East Boston more than 50 years ago and volunteered as a soloist and entertainer for social events.

She was the devoted mother of Paul M. Penta of Coppers Cove, Texas; cherished grandmother of Michelle Mohan, also of Coppers Cove; and great-grandmother of Ashlyn, Codey and Michael-Bryan Mohan, all of Coppers Cove; dear sister of Josephine Alba of Randolph and the late Lillian LoConte, Rose Carito and John Gemelli. She is also lovingly survived by two great-great-grandchildren, many nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Vertuccio Home for Funerals, Revere. Burial was in Wyoming Cemetery, Melrose. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Restoration Fund at St. Anthony of Padua Parish, 250 Revere St., Revere, MA 02151 or to the Resident’s Fund at Jack Satter House, 420 Revere Beach Blvd., Revere, MA 02151.

Mary Campanaro

East Boston resident

Mary (Fiore) Campanaro of Orient Heights, East Boston, died on May 27.

She was the beloved wife of the late Boston Firefighter Carmen A. Campanaro, with whom she shared 63 years of marriage; loving mother of Salem firefighter, Charles “Chuckie” Campanaro and his wife, Antonietta, and Marie D’Amelio and her husband, Carmine “Junior,” all of East Boston; dear sister of Theresa Neikerk, Lillian Giles and Patricia Doria, all of Revere and Lee Molloy, Dorothy Flammia and Anthony Fiore, all of East Boston, and the late Jeannette A. Ferro; cherished grandmother of Christina, Deanna and Adrianna Campanaro and Carmine III, Michael and his wife, Danielle, and Danielle D’Amelio and fond aunt of many nieces and nephews.

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

Helen DiFraia

Of Saugus, formerly of Revere

Helen M. (Leyden) DiFraia of Saugus, formerly of Revere, died on May 25.

She was the beloved wife of the late Victor DiFraia; mother of Thomas and his wife, Kim, of Saugus, Paul DiFraia of Stoneham the late Donna M. Lucas and Victor DiFraia; sister of Mary Travaglia of Revere, Lorraine Bennett of Arlington, William P. Leyden of North Reading, Robert P. Leyden of North Weymouth the late Frances Tassinari, Thomas D. Leyden, Alice Lynch and Catherine Orlando; grandmother of Thomas, Victor, Ashley and Tanya DiFraia; sister-in-law of James Lucas and mother-in-law of Pam DiFraia.

Funeral arrangements were by the George L. Doherty Funeral Home, Somerville. Entombment was in Holy Cross Mausoleum. For more information, visit dohertyfuneralservice.com.

James Bishop, 56

Longtime Suffolk Downs Publicist

James R. Bishop, a lifelong resident of Revere, died at home following a six- month battle with pancreatic cancer on May 25. He was 56 years old.

Born and raised in Revere, he was a 1971 graduate of Revere High School and a 1975 graduate of Boston State Teachers College. He began working for Suffolk Downs in 1978 and continued to work there until February of 2009 when his health failed. A publicist and racing analyst for Suffolk Downs, he was a member of the Massachusetts Racing Track Employees Association.

He was the cherished son of Flora P. “Flo” (MacDonald) Bishop of Peabody and the late Charles H. Bishop; brother of the late Charles J. “Bucky” Bishop and is also lovingly survived by aunts, uncles and cousins.

Funeral arrangements were by the Vertuccio Home for Funerals, Revere. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Restoration Fund at Immaculate Conception Parish, 22 Lowe St., Revere, MA 02151.

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