Obituaries – 10/1/2009

October 3, 2009
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Richard Keven Robert Malone, 26

Carpenter

Richard Keven Robert Malone of East Boston died unexpectedly on September 27. He was 26 years old.

Born in Malden and a resident of Chelsea for many years, he was a carpenter by trade.

He was the devoted son of Rustee Malone of East Boston; beloved father of Brianna Goodrich and Morgan Malone, both of East Boston; cherished grandson of Ann Carroll of Revere; step-brother of John Feeley of East Boston and is also lovingly survived by many aunts, uncles and cousins and friends.

At the request of the family, funeral services are private. To send a message of condolence to Richard’s family, please visit www.smithfuneralhomes.com

Olga Leard

Of Wakefield, formerly of Revere

Olga (Jalowick) Leard of Wakefield, formerly of Revere, died on July 31 following a brief illness.

The wife of Leith H. Leard, she was the mother of Alan P. Leard of Westfield, Donald L. Leard and his wife, Mary, of Wilmington, Richard B. Leard and his wife, Carol, of Amsterdam, NY, Gayle A. Kuell and her husband, Harley, of White River Junction, VT and Scott L. Leard of Wakefield.

A memorial service celebrating her life will be held on Sunday, October 4 at the First Parish Congregational Church, 1 Church St, Wakefield at 2 p.m. Relatives and friends are sincerely welcome. For obit/directions/guest book, please visit: www.mcdonaldfs.com

Ernestine ‘Ernie’ Parro, 83

Melrose resident

Ernestine “Ernie” (Nicolini) Parro of Melrose died suddenly on September 28. She was 83 years old.

She was the beloved wife of Dominic “Buddy” Parro with whom she shared 62 years of marriage; dear sister of Lawrence Nicolini of Danvers, Florence Boudreau of Nashua, NH, Paula DeCain of Revere and the late Phyllis Chaffee, John Nicolini and Constance Simonson and is also survived by many nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews all of whom lovingly considered “Aunt Dernie” as their other mother.

Her Funeral will be held from the Robinson Funeral Home, 809 Main St., Melrose, Friday, October 2 at 9 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in honor and remembrance of her life in Most Blessed Sacrament Church, 1155 Main St., Wakefield, at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend. Visiting hours are Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m. Burial will be in Wyoming Cemetery, Melrose. For directions, obituary or to sign guestbook, please visit: www.robinsonfuneralhome.com.

Francis ‘Buzz’ Pare, 65

Middlesex County Constable, formerly of Revere

Francis R. “Buzz” Pare of Malden, formerly of Haverhill, Everett and Revere, died on September 26 at Melrose Wakefield Hospital. He was 65 years old.

A retired Senior Programmer for Honeywell/Bull, he was presently serving as a Constable for Middlesex County, Commonwealth of Massachusetts. He was a member of the Blue Knights Chapter 18 of Malden.

He was the father of Leslie (Mrs. Kenneth) Nollet of Haverhill and Scot Pare of Haverhill; brother of Carol (Mrs. Brian) Dacey of Haverhill and grandfather of Alisha Nollet.

Calling hours will be Thursday from 9 to 10:45 a.m. at Brookside Chapel & Funeral Home, 116 Main St., Plaistow, NH, followed by his funeral service at 11 a.m. Burial will be in St. Joseph’s Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to COPS, C/O Heather Rossetti, 26 Summit Ave., Somerville, MA 02143.__

Nicola Lapolla

East Boston resident

Nicola Lapolla of East Boston died on September 25.

He was the beloved husband of Giovannina (Longo) Lapolla; devoted father of Michael Lapolla and his wife, Marisa, and Sal Lapolla of Revere; dear brother of Adelina D’Avino of Canada and Giovanna Tarullo of Italy; loving grandfather of Joanne, Loriann, Nicholas, Lucy, Michelle and great grandfather of Talia Duca. He is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.

His Funeral will be held from the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, 128 Revere St., Revere, today, Wednesday, September 30 at 8 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Anthony’s Church at 9 a.m. Relatives and friends are kindly invited. Entombment will be in Holy Cross Mausoleum. For guestbook or flowers: www.Buonfiglio.com

Caterina Lolacono

East Boston resident

Caterina (Pantano) Lolacono of East Boston died on September 23.

The beloved wife of the late Giuseppe LoIacono, she was the devoted mother of Giuseppina LoIacono and her husband, Giuseppi, of Revere, M. Concetta Ferrera and her husband, Santo, of Medford, Gemma Pellegrino and her husband, Robert, of North Reading, Rosa Bonfiglio and her husband, Carmen, of North Reading, Santo LoIacono of Malden and the late Maria Santa DiMartino and her surviving husband, Cologero. She was the dear sister Salvatore Pantano of Italy and is also survived by 11 grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

Funeral arrangements were by the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons – Bruno Funeral Home, Revere. Entombment was in Woodlawn Mausoleum.

George Sarro Jr.

East Boston resident

George A. Sarro Jr. of East Boston died on September 28.

He was the beloved son of Isabel (Hyde) and the late George A Sarro Sr.; father of George A. Sarro III and Michael Sarro, both of East Boston; brother of Letty Morello of Revere, Isabel Holding of East Boston, Daniel T. of Everett, Carmen J. of Peabody and the late Joseph T. Sarro. He is also survived by many grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

His Funeral will be held from the Magrath Funeral Home, 325 Chelsea St. [at Day Square] East Boston on Thursday, October 1 at 9 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in the Sacred Heart Church at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends are kindly invited. Visiting hours are today, Wednesday, September 30 from 6 to 8 p.m. Burial will be in Puritan Lawn Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, donations to the family would be appreciated.

Kristine Campiola, 47

Revere resident

Kristine L. (Elliott) Campiola of Revere died on September 26. She was 47 years old.

The beloved wife of the late Mark P. Campiola, she was the daughter of Patricia (Beam) Colarusso of South Weymouth and the late Frederic Elliott; fiance of Joseph Mandarini of Medford; step-mother of Marc Campiola of Salem, NH and Nicholas Campiola of Methuen; grandmother of four; sister of Kim Elliott of Avon, Renee Doherty of Revere and Shannon Catizone of Pelham, NH; granddaughter of Phyllis Beam and aunt of one.

Funeral arrangements are by the Cataudella Funeral Home, 126 Pleasant Valley St., Methuen, MA 01844. Family and friends will meet today, Wednesday, at 12 noon for her Memorial Mass in St. Lucy’s Church, 254 Merrimack St., Methuen, MA 01844. Her burial will be held in the Elmwood Cemetery, Methuen. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made in her memory to Partners Hospice, 281 Winter St., Suite 200, Waltham, MA 02451. For directions, condolences and on line guestbook, please visit: www.cataudellaFH.com.

Maryann Curtis, 44

Revere resident

Maryann (Cascio) Curtis died in Revere on September 25. She was 44 years old.

The beloved daughter of Carmela J. (Baldassarri) Cascio of Revere and the late Frank V. Cascio, she was the cherished mother of eight; dear sister of Francis A. Cascio and his wife, Joan, of Saugus, Victor K. Cascio and his wife, Bonnie, of Atlanta GA, Joan C. Cascio and her husband, Nelson Feliciano, Edward J. Cascio and his wife, Maria, all of Revere, and is also lovingly survived by her three grandchildren, Anabelle, Ciana and Joseph S. Jr. and several nieces and nephews.

Family and friends are invited to attend her funeral from the Vertuccio Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway, (Rte 107) Revere today, Wednesday, September 30 at 9 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Anthony of Padua Church, Revere at 10 a.m. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Mass. Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure , P.O. Box 845037, Boston, MA 02284-5037.

Josephine Hopkins, 87

Longtime waitress at the European Restaurant in the North End

Josephine (Napolitano) Hopkins died on September 24 at a local nursing home after a period of failing health. She was 87 years old.

Born in Boston, she was as a waitress at the famous European Restaurant in the North End for many years and was a long time resident of the Whitney-Lorenti House.

She was the beloved wife of the late Chester Hopkins and loving mother of Steven and his wife, Joyce DeVore, of Revere and the late Christine; sister of Viola Mancuso and Rosaria “Nira” Napolitano, both of Everett, and the late Philip and Rose. She is also survived by her granddaughter Amanda-Leigh Hopkins.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Murphy-O’Hara Funeral Home, Everett. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery.

Joseph ‘Buddy’ Halliwell Jr., 76

Retired auditor, graduate of IC High School, Class of 1951

Joseph L. “Buddy” Halliwell Jr. of Wakefield died on September 24 at the Melrose/Wakefield Hospital after a long illness. He was 76 years old.

Born in Revere on July 19, 1933, he grew up in Revere where he attended Revere Public Schools and graduated from Immaculate Conception High School, Class of 1951. He enlisted into the United States Army on January 20, 1954 and served his country during the Korean Conflict. He was discharged on December 30, 1955 with the rank of Private First Class. He worked as an auditor for BlueCross BlueShield Insurance Company for more than 23 years, retiring in 1988.

Following his retirement, he began working for the Town of Wakefield Council of Aging driving the elderly from 1989 to 1992. He also delivered meals to shut-ins in Wakefield during the holidays for many years and took tremendous pride as a dedicated volunteer for over 15 years at My Brothers Table in Lynn.

He was the beloved husband of 48 years to Irene M. (Doucette) Halliwell; devoted father of Michelle DiBella and her husband, Marc, of Wakefield; loving Papa to Brian and Ashley DiBella; beloved brother of Mary Gilbert of Maine and his beloved twin sister, the late Joan Morley; brother-in-law of Ruth Woodford and Donald Doucette, both of Wakefield and is also survived by several nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by The Carr Funeral Home, Wakefield/Melrose line. Burial was in Forest Glade Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, kindly make memorial donations to My Brothers Table, c/o Joe’s Meal Delivery Program, 98 Willow St., Lynn, MA 01901. For obituary or to send a condolence, visit www.carrfuneral.com.

Christine Wong, 58

Speech Therapist

Christine P. Wong of East Boston, formerly of Revere and Chelsea, died on September 24. She was 58 years old.

A former Speech Therapist for the Stockbridge Public Schools, she was the daughter of the late Harry Wong and Emma (Chin) Wong-Chin; devoted sister of Valerie Wong-Vitello of Greenfield, MA, Atty. Russell L. Chin of Hingham, Mavis A. Chin of Chicago, IL and the late Philip A. Wong; cherished aunt of Miranda J. Vitello of Cambridge, Katherine L. Vitello of Albany, NY, Matthew L. Chin and Alexander A. Chin, both of Hingham and is also lovingly survived by several aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Vertuccio Home for Funerals, Revere. Burial was at Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Mass. Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure , PO Box 845037, Boston, MA 02284-5037.

Gloria Benedict

Soloist and Sunday School teacher at Our Lady of Lourdes, floral arrangement winner, member of many charitable organizations

Gloria F. (Pugliese) Benedict of Revere, formerly of the North End, died on September 24.

After High School, she attended Beauty Creators Hairdresser Academy. Mrs. Benedict was the church soloist and Sunday School teacher at St. Theresa’s Church in Revere. She loved to play the piano and won many awards for her floral arrangements, but her biggest love was being with her children and family. She was a member of St. Anthony’s Ladies Sodality and many charitable organizations throughout the city.

She was the wife of the late Anthony Benedict; loving mother of Barbara D’Alessandro and her husband, Fred, of Saugus, June Dauwer, License Commissioner Linda Guinasso and her husband, Ward 3 Councilor Arthur Guinasso, Gloria Coleman and her late husband, Robert, Jo Ann Bertolino and her husband, Frank, all of Revere, Lana Clivio and her husband, Robert, of New Hampshire and the late Dolores Lessard and Thomas Benedict; dear sister of the late Arthur “Sonny” Pugliese; cherished grandmother of 28 grandchildren and the late Robert Coleman and Joseph Bertolino, 63 great grandchildren and two great great grandchildren.

Funeral arrangements were by Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, Revere. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. In lieu of flowers remembrances may be made to the Cardiac Unit, Mass General Hospital, 55 Fruit St., Boston, MA 02114. For guest book, please visit: www.vazzafunerals.com

Sarah Stone Epstein

Revere resident

Sarah Stone (Weiner) Epstein of Revere, formerly of Chelsea and Dedham, died on September 25.

She was the beloved wife of the late Arthur “Ubby” Stone and Julius Epstein; devoted mother of Judith Stone Berman of Framingham, Roberta S. Weiner and her husband, Stephen R., of Boston; loving grandmother of Mark Berman and his wife, Elizabeth, Melissa Janfaza and her husband, Andrew, and Adam J. Weiner and his wife, Rita; cherished great-grandmother of Hannah Stone Berman, Rachel, Zachary, Noah and Rebecca Janfaza; loving sister of Ida Bostwick of Framingham and her late husband, Harry, the late Joseph Pressman and his surviving wife, Frances, of Peabody, the late Barney Weiner and his late wife, Claire, and the late Nat and Florence Weiner. She is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews, great nieces and great nephews.

The family expresses gratitude to her caretakers, Jo Ann Oxner, Patricia Maxwell and Reva Levy.

Burial was at Sharon Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to Hebrew Senior Life Development Office, C/O Jack Satter House) 1200 Centre St., Roslindale, MA 02131, Brigham & Women’s Hospital Development Office, C/O Martin P. Solomon, MD Scholars Fund, 116 Huntington Ave., 5th Floor, Boston, MA 02116 or The Weiner Stem Cell Research Fund, Attn: Kris Lapping, Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital, 330 Brookline Avenue, Boston, MA 02215. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Brezniak-Rodman Funeral Directors www.brezniakrodman.com

Dorothy Zinan

Revere resident

Dorothy (Goldman) Zinan of Revere, formerly of Randolph, died on September 22.

She was the beloved wife of the late Samuel Zinan; devoted mother of Roberta Joyce Zinan and Mark Zinan; dear grandmother of Samuel and Joseph; loving sister of Naomi Ellis and the late Muriel.

Funeral Services were held at the Chevra Kadusha Cemetery, Woburn with arrangements by Brezniak-Rodman Funeral Directors. Remembrances may be made to a charity of your choice. For more information, please visit: www.brezniakrodman.com

William Capone Jr., 48

Longtime operator of Capone’s Catering of East Boston

William D. “Billy” Capone Jr. of Winthrop, formerly of East Boston, died on September 23 after a long and courageous battle with Multiple Myloma. He was 48 years old.

Mr. Capone operated Goody’s Catering in East Boston for many years after his father William “Goody” passed away.

He was the beloved husband of Elsie (Selvitella) Capone; devoted father of Jenna Capone of Sandown, New Hampshire, Christopher, Matthew and Daniel Capone, all at home; loving son of Tina (Ciano) Capone and the late William “Goody” Capone; cherished brother of Diane Magnasco, Joan Ferrara and Karen Moore, all of East Boston; dear son-in-law of Marlene Pennellatore and is also survived by his many fond aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and friends.

Funeral arrangements were by the Ruggiero Mazzarella Memorial Home, (Orient Heights) East Boston. He was laid to rest with his Dad in Woodlawn Cemetery. In honoring his memory, memorial donations may be made to Dana Farber for Multiple Myloma, Attention Pension Contribution Services, 10 Brookline Pl. West, Brookline, MA 02445. For more information or to send an online condolence, please visit: www.ruggieromh.com

Arthur J. Caissie Sr.

Retired Shipyard Foreman

Arthur J. Caissie Sr. of Danvers, formerly of Chelsea, died on September 21.

A US Army veteran of World War II and a retired shipyard foreman, he was the beloved husband of the late Louise M. (Robichaud) Caissie; devoted father of Arthur J. Caissie Jr. and his wife, Sheila, of Danvers, June C. Ells and her husband, William, of Rutland, Denise M. Rescigno of Lynn, Debra A. LaMontgane and her late husband, Thomas, of Revere; cherished grandfather of Kristen and Brian Ells of Rutland, Joseph Caissie and his wife, Brandy, of Illinois and Anna-Louise Rescigno of Lynn, adored great grandfather of Kaia Caissie. He was the dear brother of the late Joseph, Edward, and Wilfred Caissie, Rose Doran, Helen Arsenault and Mary Allen.

Funeral arrangements were by the Frank A. Welsh & Son’s Funeral Home, Chelsea. Burial was in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden.

Andrew Cammorata, 91

Plymouth resident

Andrew Cammorata of Plymouth, formerly of Quincy, Dorchester and East Boston, died September 22. He was 91 years old.

A U.S. Army veteran of World War II, he was a Retired 1st Sgt., MA Army National Guard, 26th Yankee Infantry Division.

He was the beloved husband of the late Melvina (Grossi) Cammorata; devoted father of Anna McGunigle and her husband, George, of Plymouth, Gaetano “Guy” Cammorata and his wife, Dorothy, of Scituate, Andrew Cammorata and his wife, Jo-Anne, of Hanover; loving grandfather of Cheryl Ann DiSessa, Robert A. DiSessa, Christine DiSessa, Kristine A. Cammorata, Emily Cammorata, Nicole Marie Cammorata and Andrew P. Cammorata. He is also survived by five great grandchildren. He was the brother of Biagio Cammorata of Las Vegas, NV, Mary Pizzi of Revere and the late Pasquale Cammorata and is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Sweeney Brothers Home for Funerals, Quincy. Burial with Military Honors was at Cedar Grove Cemetery, Dorchester. In lieu of flowers, donations in Mr. Cammorata’s memory may be made to Quincy Veterans Helping Veterans, c/o 24 High School Avenue, Quincy, MA 02169.

Beatrice ‘Bea’ Ciulla, 93

Everett resident

Beatrice “Bea” (Sutera) Ciulla of Everett died on September 21. She was in her 93rd year.

The beloved wife of the late Anthony Ciulla with whom she shared 72 years of marriage, she was the loving mother of Marie Contrada of Malden and her late husband, Carmine, Lillian Vaughn Riley and her fiancé, Rusty Butera, of Chelsea and the late Anthony “Tony” Ciulla; dear sister of Nat Sutera and his late wife, Lilly, Marge Marino and her late husband, Angelo, Rita Sabella and her husband, Alfred, Jennie Ciuffo and her late husband, Nicholas, all of Everett, Phyllis Orlando and her husband, Michael, and Kay Orlando and her late husband, Mac, all of Gloucester, Lucille Bonfilio and her husband, John, of Stoneham, Leo Sutera and his wife, Barbara, of Florida and the late Philip Sutera and his late wife, Sena, and Lucy Sutera; cherished grandmother of nine, great grandmother of 15 and great great grandmother of one.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, Revere. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the American Cancer Society , 30 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701. For guest book, please visit: www.vazzafunerals.com. _

Jerome ‘Pooch’ Davis, 24

Graduate of RHS, Class of 2003

Jerome D. “Pooch” Davis of Revere died accidentally on September 15. He was 24 years old.

A graduate of Revere High School, Class of 2003, he was the cherished son of Deborah J. (Callis) Davis of Revere and Jerome Frazier of Boston; devoted brother of Taheen R. Davis of Boston and Lakeisha S. Davis of Revere; beloved grandson of Ella Callis and Margaret Frazier, both of Boston; dear uncle of Krisean McCann of Indiana, Tahliyah Davis and Malaysia Bowman, both of Boston, and Ja’shaylah Davis of Revere. He is also lovingly survived by several aunts, uncles, cousins and a host of friends.

Funeral arrangements were the Vertuccio Home for Funerals, Revere. Burial was in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden.

Catherine Mario

East Boston resident

Catherine M. “Kay” (Tobin) Mario died in East Boston on September 21.

She was the beloved wife of the late Christy Mario; mother of Michael of Boston’s North End, Joseph of East Boston, Christopher and his wife, Cathy, of Chelmsford, Martin and his wife, Antoinetta, of Winchester, Maryann and her husband, Richard Zaluski, of East Boston, Cathy and her husband, William Redler, of Winchester; sister of Mary “May” Baglio and her husband, Jack, of East Boston; daughter-in-law of Antonetta (Caserta) Mario of Peabody; grandmother of Andrea, Thomas, Ryan, Nolan, Christy, Mariah, Christy Elizabeth, Angelo and Martin; great-grandmother of Emma and Jack and is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Magrath Funeral Home, East Boston. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory to Sacred Heart Parish Religious Education Center, 303 Paris St., East Boston 02128, would be appreciated.

Andrew Scibilia

Revere resident

Andrew P. Scibilia of Revere died unexpectedly on September 19.

He was the loving son of Donna (DiPao) Scibilia and her companion, Danny Suloff; cherished grandson of Anna Annabel Pezzi; dear brother of Michael Scibilia of Revere and Tiarra Suloff of Chelsea and is also survived by several nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, Revere. Burial was private. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the family would be appreciated. For guest book and directions, please visit: www.vazzafunerals.com

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