Obituaries – 06/01/09

July 3, 2009
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Marjorie Stanley
Revere resident

Marjorie (Flanagan) Stanley of Revere died on June 29.

She was the beloved wife of Richard; devoted mother of Richard of Revere, Robert and his wife, Donna, of Saugus, Debi of Revere, Marjorie and her husband, Lawrence, of Lynnfield and Ronald of Revere; dear sister of John and his wife, Elizabeth, of New Hampshire; and she is also survived by 13 grandchildren and three nephews. One grandchild preceded her in death.

Her funeral will be held from the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons Funeral Home, Revere, on Friday, July 3, at 8 a.m., followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Anthony’s Church at 9 a.m. Relatives and friends are kindly invited. Visiting hours are Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m. Burial will be in Puritan Lawn Memorial Park.

For her guest book or flowers, visit www.Buonfiglio.com.

Pasquale Santilli, 82
Retired Letter Carrier, worked at Everett polls, Past Grand Knight Everett K of C

Pasquale A.”Pat” Santilli, a lifelong resident of Everett, died at the Melrose Wakefield Hospital on June 29, after a brief illness. He was 82 years old.

Born in Malden, he was a US Navy veteran of World War II and a retired letter carrier for the US Postal Service. For many years, he was a poll worker for the City of Everett. He was a Past Grand Knight and past financial secretary of the Everett Council Knights of Columbus 97 and a member of St. Pius X, 4th Degree.

He was the beloved husband of over 56 years of Teresa A. (Rega) Santilli; brother of Arthur Santilli of Havertown, Pa., Anna Sasser of Revere and the late Robert Santilli. He is also survived by several loving nieces and nephews.

His funeral will be held from the Cafasso & Sons Funeral Home, 65 Clark St., Everett, Thursday morning at 9, followed by a Funeral Mass at St. Anthony’s Church, Oakes Street, Everett at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited. Visiting hours are today, Wednesday, from 5 to 8 p.m. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to the Joslin Diabetes Center, 1 Joslin Place, Boston, MA 0221 or to the American Heart Association, 20 Speen St., Framingham, MA 0170 would be sincerely appreciated.

Claire Smith
Of Saugus, formerly of Revere

Claire A. “Sis” (Weaver) Smith of Saugus, formerly of Revere, died on June 27.

She was the beloved wife of Harland P. Smith; loving mother of Donna McNeil and her husband, Daniel, of Saugus, Ron Smith and his wife, Patti, of Pennsylvania, Debbie Smith and Darlene Boots, both of Nebraska; sister of Arthur Weaver of Peabody, Mildred Covitz of Florida and the late Ernest Weaver, Jr.; grandmother of seven and great-grandmother of one.

A memorial service will be held in the Bisbee-Porcella Funeral Home, 549 Lincoln Ave., Saugus on Thursday at 9 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited. A memorial visitation will be held today, Wednesday, from 4 to 8 p.m. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery, Saugus.

In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to the 7th Masonic District Hospital Equipment Loan Program, with checks made payable to SMD/HELP, 123 Exchange St., Malden, MA 02148. For directions and online obituary, please visit www.BisbeePorcella.com.

Carmela Caraglia
Revere resident

Carmela (Coraggio) Caraglia of Revere, formerly of East Boston, died on June 29.

She was the beloved wife of the late Vincenzo Caraglia; devoted mother of Eleonora Colarusso, Giuseeppe Caraglia and his wife, Maria, all of East Boston and Maria Giglio and her husband, Domenic, of Revere; cherished grandmother of nine and great-grandmother of 12. She is also survived by eight brothers and sisters in Italy and many loving nieces and nephews. She was the sister of the late Josephine.

Visiting hours are Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m. Her funeral will be held from the Ruggiero Mazzarella Memorial Home (Orient Heights) East Boston on Friday, July 3, at 8 a.m., followed by a Funeral Mass celebrating her life in the Immaculate Conception Church, Beach Street, Revere, at 9 a.m. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited. Services will conclude with Mrs. Caraglia being laid to rest in the mausoleum at Woodlawn Cemetery.

If desired, memorial donations may be made to Hallmark Hospice, 178 Savin St., Suite 300, Malden, MA 02128. For more information or to send an online condolence, please visit www.ruggieromh.com.

Joseph Felt Jr., 67
Of New Hampshire, formerly of Revere

Joseph F. Felt Jr. of Chinook Trail, NH, died on June 26 at Memorial Hospital, North Conway, NH. He was 67 years old.

Born in Revere on August 3, 1941, son of Joseph F. and Doris (Friedman) Felt, he attended Revere schools and served in the US Army from 1962 to 1965 during the Vietnam Era. Following his service, he worked as a small engine mechanic for many years. He spent many years hunting in Tamworth, NH and lived in Wonalancet, NH for the past 10 years.

He is survived by his mother, Doris Felt of Peabody, and two brothers, Peter of Winthrop and Charles of Milton, NH.

Private funeral services at the convenience of the family are under the direction of the Lord Funeral Home, Center Ossipee, NH. There are no calling hours.

Nicholas Steven Perretti, 27
Unified Communications Specialist

Nicholas Steven Perretti of Stoneham, a unified communications specialist for Avaya Corp. Singapore, died on June 22 from complications of lung cancer. He was 27 years old.

A graduate of Austin Prep in Reading and Merrimack College in North Andover, he enjoyed playing soccer throughout school and into adulthood, and he traveled the world extensively.

He was the beloved son of Steven and Pamela (Golombiewski) Perretti of Stoneham; dear grandson of the late Angelo and Mary (DeVito) Perretti and Edward and Fay (Condos) Golombiewski; loving companion of Kaisa Clark; and he is also survived by many loving aunts, uncles, cousins, “Nick’s Army” and friends from around the world, where his light still shines.

His funeral will be held from the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, Revere, on Thursday, July 2, 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 are today, Wednesday, from 4 to 9 p.m. Burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Lynn.

In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to the Nicholas Perretti Scholarship Fund, c/o Steven and Pam Perretti, 6 Larson Lane, Stoneham, MA 02180. For more information or for his guest book, please visit www.Buonfiglio.com.

Eleanore Theobald, 92
Bookkeeper for GE, Marston Corp.

Eleanore R. (Lupo) Theobald, a lifelong resident of Revere, died unexpectedly on June 25 at the Whidden Memorial Hospital in Everett, after being rushed there from her Revere home. She was 92 years old.

Born and raised in Revere and a graduate of Revere High School, Class of 1930, she worked as a bookkeeper for the General Electric Co. Riverworks plant for several years and retired as a bookkeeper from Marston Corp. of Chelsea. She was a Past Matron of the former Undine Chapter of the Eastern Star in Revere and a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister and aunt. She was most involved with her grandchildren’s athletic endeavors and was often the chauffeur in managing their attendance at games and practices.

She was the wife of the late Charles L. Theobald, who died in February 1987; devoted mother of Eleanore R. Smith, a retired Peabody schoolteacher, and her husband, Donald, of Peabody and Stephen C. Theobald and his wife, Norma, of Beverly; cherished grandmother of Stephen C. Smith, Craig E. Smith and his wife, Stephanie, and Brian Theobald, all of Peabody, and Glenn Theobald of San Diego, Calif.

She was the sister of the late Elvira “Dolly” Generazzo and Anthony Lupo of Revere and is also lovingly survived by her two great-grandsons, Michael and Eric Smith, both of Peabody, and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by Vertuccio Home for Funerals, Revere. Burial was at Puritan Lawn Memorial Cemetery, West Peabody.

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the MSPCA-Angell, 350 So. Huntington Ave., Boston, MA 02130-9923 or to the Jimmy Fund at Dana-Farber, 44 Binney St., Boston, MA 02115.

Gerard Jose
Of Malden, formerly of Everett

Gerard F. Jose of Malden, formerly of Everett, died on June 24.

He was the husband of Teresita Jose of Everett; father of Michelle A. Jose of Everett; son of Elena (Realin) Jose of Everett and the late Dionicio S. Jose; brother of Jaime Jose of Haverhill, Pepito Jose of Malden, Yolanda Cruz of Everett, Luzviminda Ladringan of Texas, Violeta Curran of Revere, Dionicio Jose of Everett, Rodrigo and Fernando Jose, both of Chelsea, and Marilyn Almendras of Everett.

Funeral arrangements were by the Weir-MacCuish Golden Rule Funeral Home, Malden. Burial was in the Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. For his online obituary, please visit www.weirfuneralhome.com.

Alfred Oreto
Revere resident

Alfred J. Oreto of Revere, formerly of Chelsea, died on June 26.

A US Army veteran of the Vietnam Era, he was the loving son of the late Alfred and Estelle (Slowinski) Oreto; dear brother of Philip Oreto and his wife, Frances, of Malden and the late Louise Grabowski; and he is also survived by several nieces and nephews, two great-nephews and many cousins.

Funeral arrangements were by the Frank A. Welsh & Son’s Funeral Home, Chelsea. Entombment was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett.

Anthony DiFazio
Former State Employee

Anthony DiFazio of Revere, formerly of East Boston, died on June 25.

A US Army veteran of World War II, he was a former employee of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

He was the beloved husband of Josephine (Ciulla) DiFazio; devoted father of Linda Lee DeVita and husband, Anthony, of East Boston, Diane DiFazio and her life partner, Georgia Rittmeyer, of Maryland and the late Nancy Lena; dear brother of Nancy Gleason of Lynnfield, Claire “Chicki” Genzale of East Boston and the late Mary DiChristaforo and Louis DiFazio; loving grandfather of Richard and David Lena and the late James Lena, and great-grandfather of three.

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

For his guest book, please visit wwwbuonfiglio.com.

Angelina Russo, 88
Chelsea resident

Angelina (DeBonis) Russo of Chelsea, formerly of East Boston, died on June 25. She was 88 years old.

She was the beloved wife of the late Louis Russo; mother of Ronald and his wife, Mary Russo, of Weymouth, John Russo of California, Daniel Russo of Revere and the late Louis Russo; sister of George DeBonis of Quincy, “Philly” Fagone of Chelsea and the late Frank, James, Daniel, Rocky DeBonis, Rose Nardone and Antoinette DeBonis. She is also survived by seven grandchildren.

Funeral arrangements were by the McDonald Funeral Home, Weymouth.

Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen St., Boston, MA 02210.

Christopher Berryman
Of Weymouth, formerly of Revere

Christopher J. Berryman of Weymouth, formerly of Winthrop and Revere, died after a long illness.

A longtime member of the Ancient Free and Accepted Masons, he is survived by his loving daughter, Amy (Kate) Berryman of Quincy, and many good friends. He was the son of the late Chester and Edna (Christopher) Berryman of Revere and the former spouse of Sylvia Saidel of Randolph.

Funeral arrangements were by the Hamel, Wickens and Troupe Funeral Home, Quincy. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to South Shore Humane Society.

Stephen Kostopoulos
Revere resident

Stephen A. Kostopoulos of Revere, formerly of East Boston, died on June 24.

A US Marine Corps lance corporal veteran of the Vietnam War, he was the beloved husband of Maria (Anzalone) Kostopoulos, with whom he shared 36 years of marriage; loving father of Jessica Vozella and her husband, Bill, of Reading and Nikolos Kostopoulos of Saugus; dear brother of Olga Burke of Florida, Deborah Milito of Revere and the late Antoinette Busheme; and the cherished grandfather of Giana, Daria and Anthony Vozella.

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

Albert Puglio, 96

East Boston resident

Albert “Patty Harmon” Puglio of East Boston died on June 24. He was 96 years old.

A US Army veteran of World War II, he was the cherished son of the late Barberino and Luisa (Tucci) Paglio; dear brother of the late Marco “Ray Auburn” Paglio and Alice Jonek; fond uncle of Sandra Schiff and her husband, Jeffrey, of Winthrop and great-uncle of Jean-Pierre New.

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

Nunzio Camiolo
Boxing Professional

Nunzio “Nuno Cam” Camiolo of Revere, formerly of East Boston, died on June 24.

A US Army Air Corps veteran of World War II, he graduated from Officers Candidate School with high honors, with the rank of 1st lieutenant, where he was responsible for training cadets to become pilots. He also served in the Philippines. He was very active in the boxing profession, training young men who were interested in becoming boxers.

He owned and operated gyms for many years and produced many boxing shows throughout the USA and the world. He began his professional life with the (CETA) program serving residents of Chelsea, Revere and Winthrop as the social director. This program provided youth and elderly minority groups with trips to several places of interest to include amusement parks, picnics, etc. He was a people person and a “Go-to Guy”.

He was the beloved husband of Anne M. “Babe” (Belmonte) Camiolo, with whom he shared 37 years of marriage; loving brother of Theresa De Rosa of California, Antonetta “Ethel” Foti of East Boston and the late Mary DiLugi and Joseph “Joey Cam” Camilio; fond uncle and granduncle of many.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, Revere. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. For his guest book, visit www.vazzafunerals.com.

Angela Covey, 84
Of Cotuit, formerly of Revere

Angela T. (Magliaro) Covey of Cotuit, formerly of Revere, died June 18 at her home, after a long illness. She was 84 years old.

She was born in the North End of Boston on September 23, 1924. She was a retired teacher from Milton High School. An opera lover, she was a supporting member of the Opera New England of Cape Cod and a member of the Progressive Club of Cape Cod.

She is survived by her son, John Covey, her daughter, Joan Harrington, and her granddaughter, Maria Harrington, all of Cotuit. Burial was in St. Michael Cemetery, Boston.

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