Obituaries 12-8-09

December 8, 2009
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Anna Leone

Of Revere, formerly of East Boston

Anna (Albano) Leone of Revere, formerly of East Boston, died on December 7.

The beloved wife of the late Alfred "Primo" Leone with whom she shared 60 years of marriage, she was the loving mother of Alfred A. Leone and his wife, Carol, of Rowley, Leonard Leone and his wife, Monna, of Revere, Richard Leone of Tewksbury and Carol Munnie and her husband, James, of Vermont; dear sister of Connie Forte of East Boston and the late Mary Gaeta, Antonio, Louis, Carmen, Joseph, Gaetano, Frederick, James, Robert, Gerry and Alfred Albano; cherished grandmother of Christopher, Derek, Justin, William, Jonathan and Jared Leone and great grandmother of Mia Leone.

Her funeral will be from Vazza’s "Beechwood" Funeral Home, 262 Beach Street, Revere, Friday at 9 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Mary’s Church, Washington Avenue, Revere at 10 a.m. Family and friends may visit Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery. For directions and guest book, www.vazzafunerals.com

 

Robert Hightower Jr.

Chelsea resident

Robert L. Hightower Jr of Chelsea died on December 7.

He was the devoted father of Robert III and Calinda Goglia, both of Chelsea, and Dacia Gotimer of Lynn; former husband of Carolyn McKinley of Chelsea, Brenda Lindsey of Las Vegas, Patricia Moreno of Chelsea and Shirley Abounaja of Revere. He is also survived by eight loving grandchildren and one great grandchild.

Visiting hours in the Ruggiero Mazzarella Memorial Home 971 Saratoga Street (Orient Heights) East Boston will be Thursday, December 10 from 4 to 8 p.m. A Celebration of his life will begin 7:30 p.m. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited. For more information or to send an online condolence, please visit: www.ruggieromh.com

 

Michael DiGiulio, 61

Owner of Sunline Patio and Fireplace of Danvers

Michael D. "Mike" DiGiulio of Wilmington, formerly of Revere and Peabody, died on December 6 after being stricken at home. He was 61 years old.

Born on July 14, 1948 in Winthrop, the son of Frances C. (Spano) Hafey of East Boston and the late Michael A. DiGiulio, he was raised in East Boston by his mother and late stepfather, Albert W. Hafey. He graduated from East Boston High School, Class of 1968. Following his high school graduation, he enlisted in the US Army, served a tour of duty in Vietnam and received his honorable discharge on September 11, 1972. Before making his home in Wilmington in 1999, he lived in Revere and Peabody.

For the past 13 years, he has been employed as a retail store owner with his wife, Cindy, of Sunline Patio and Fireplace in Danvers. He began his working career as an automobile salesman before becoming a manger for Nissan of Lynnfield and Newton, a position he held for 25 years. He was an avid sports fan who enjoyed watching the Red Sox, Celtics and Patriots.

In addition to his wife, Cynthia F. Pallaro of Wilmington and mother, Frances Hafey of East Boston, he is survived by his children, Michael J. DiGiulio and his fiancée, Cassandra Firmbach of Worcester, Stacey L. Wluka of Easton, Sydney J. DiGiulio and Diana R. DiGiullo of Wilmington; his sisters and their spouses, Geraldine A. and Alfredo Rios of Brooklyn, NY and Christiana N. and John Foscaldo of East Boston; five grandchildren, Zachary, Skylar and Jaclyn Wluka of Easton, Lorenzo and Angelo DiGiulio of Worcester, his father and mother in law, Gene P. and Lisa Palaro of Saugus and many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

His Funeral Service will be held on Thursday, December 10 at 11:30 a.m. in the Conway, Cahill-Brodeur Funeral Home, 82 Lynn St., Peabody. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited. Visiting hours are today, Wednesday, from 5 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Wide Horizons for Children, 3 Edge Hill Road, Waltham, MA 02451-1716. Cremation will follow the services. For directions, online obituary and memorial guest book, please visit: www.ccbfuneral.com

 

William Regan

Ipswich resident

William F. Regan of Ipswich died on December 4.

A graduate of Malden Catholic and Rutgers University, he was the loving son of Pauline A. of Medford and the late Robert Regan Sr.; beloved husband of Roseann (Lamothe) Regan of Ipswich; loving son in law of Jean M. Lamothe of Medford; devoted brother of Robert E. Regan Jr. of Lynn, Loretta M. Granara of Medford, Grace A. Basile of New Hampshire, Philip J. Regan of Revere, Eileen L. Visconti of New Hampshire and the late Thomas L. Regan and is also survived by several nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Funeral Mass at Saint Francis of Assisi Church, Medford, today, Wednesday, December 9 at 10 a.m. Visiting hours are respectfully omitted. Donations in his name may be made to the Mass General Pancreatic Research Dept., 55 Fruit St., Boston 02114. Funeral arrangements are by the Gaffey Funeral Home, 43 High St., Medford Square, Medford.

 

Mary Mustone

Longtime supervisor at Schraffts Candy Company

Mary E. (Gulla) Mustone of Malden, formerly of the North End, died on December 6.

A longtime supervisor for Schraffts Candy Company, she was the beloved wife of the late Domenic, the mother of Marilyn Kierstead of Virginia, Ron of Bradford, Roy of Pembroke, Joan Vetrano of Virginia, Janice of Providence, Donna Nicholson of Everett, Patricia Labriola of Peabody, Theresa Mann of Malden, and Loretta Coffman of Virginia, sister of Frank Gulla of Florida, Jimmy Gulla of Tennessee, Teresa Liberato of Revere, Josephine Renda of Peabody and the late John, Leo and Billy Gulla. She is also survived by 24 grandchildren and 17 great grand children.

Her funeral will be held from the Salvatore Rocco & Sons Funeral Home, 331 Main St., Everett, Thursday, December 10 at 9 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass at Sacred Hearts Church, Malden, at 10 a.m. Visiting hours will be Wednesday from 4 to 8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 330 Congress St., 5th floor, Boston, MA 02210. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett.

 

Joseph Arsenault, 91

Retired MIT Maintenance employee

Joseph W. Arsenault of Everett died at Epoch Senior Health Care in Melrose on December 5. He was 91 years old.

A US Army veteran of World War II, he was born in Boston, the son of the late Joseph W. and Bella (Arsenault) and step son of Emma (Doiron.) He lived in Everett for most of his life and was a retired former MIT maintenance employee.

He was the beloved husband of Helen G. (Hone); devoted father of Carol Breeding and her husband, Fred, of Haverhill, Susan Penney and her husband, Albert, of Revere, Janis Critch and her husband, Cliff, of Billerica and the late Brian; dear brother of the late Joseph C. and is also survived by three loving grandchildren and five great grandchildren.

His funeral will be held from the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, 128 Revere St., Revere, on Thursday, December 10 at 10 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in the Immaculate Conception Church, Everett at 11 a.m. Relatives and friends are kindly invited. Visiting hours are today, Wednesday, from 4 to 8 p.m. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Autism Society of Massachusetts, 47 Walnut St., Wellesley Hills, MA 02481-218. For guest book or flowers, please visit: www.buonfiglio.com

 

Vincent Napoli, 90

Retired Tile Setter

Vincent J. Napoli of Revere, formerly of Everett, died at the Don Orione Nursing Center on December 6. He was 90 years old.

Born in Boston and raised in Everett, he moved to Revere after his marriage to the late Catherine (D’Arco) Napoli. A retired tile setter, he was a US Army veteran of World War II.

He was the devoted father of Emanuel and his wife, Maria, of Lynnfield, Vincent A. of Everett and Mary Napoli of Revere; dear brother of Catherine Abate of New Hampshire, Jean Ward of Norwood, Nora Fiore of Everett and the late Nancy Cuhna, Salvatore Napoli and Domenic Napoli. He is also survived by seven loving grandchildren, two great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

His Funeral will be held from the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons – Bruno Funeral Home, 128 Revere Street, Revere, today, Wednesday, December 9 at 9 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Anthony’s Church at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends are kindly invited. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. Anthony’s Church Restoration Fund, 25 Revere St., Revere, MA 02151. For guestbook, please visit: www.Buonfiglio.com

 

Harold Nutile, 81

GE Retiree

Harold M. Nutile of Lynnfield, formerly of Revere, died on December 1. He was 81 years old.

After serving in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict, he entered the G.E. apprentice program and later became a Tool Designer for the G.E. Turbine Engine.

He is survived by his brother Peter L.; his sister, Mary Simeone, and the late Yolanda "Yola" Caruso as well as many loving nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons – Bruno Funeral Home. Burial was in Holy Cross Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory to Compassionate Care Hospice, 800 West Cummings Park, Suite 3400 Woburn, Ma. 01801 would be appreciated.

 

John Gartside

Fishing Enthusiast

John C. "Jack" Gartside of Winthrop, formerly of Boston and Beachmont Revere, died on December 5.

A US Air Force veteran of the Vietnam Conflict, he was a past member of Fly Casters of Boston, United Fly Tyers, Malden Anglers, Federation of Fly Fishers, Point of Pines Yacht Club, Monaco Yacht Club and Trout Unlimited.

He was the beloved son of the late John and Lois (Dewing) Gartside; dear brother of the late Gladys Gartside; cherished cousin of Rose Young of Billerica, Edie Burke of North Carolina and many other cousins and devoted friends.

His Funeral will be held from the Ruggiero Mazzarella Memorial Home, 971 Saratoga St. (Orient Heights) East Boston on Thursday, December 10 at 9 a.m. followed by a funeral service celebrating his life in St, John Episcopal Church, Bowdoin Street, Winthrop at 10 a.m. Burial with military honors will be in Woodlawn Cemetery. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited. Visiting hours are Wednesday (today) from 5 to 9 p.m. Memorial donations may be made to the American Museum Of Fly Fishing, 4104 Main Street, Manchester Vt. 05254. For complimentary transportation to and from the funeral home please call 617-569-0990. For more information or to send an online condolence, please visit: www.ruggieromh.com

 

John Milano

Of Georgia, formerly of Nebraska and Revere

John Milano of Tilton, Georgia, formerly of Nebraska and Revere, died on November 11.

A graduate of Revere High School, Class of 1948, he was the father of Joseph Milan of Pennsylvania, Keith and Kevin O’Hara of Nebraska and the late Shelley Nelsen; beloved son of the late Vincenzo and Angelina Milano and is also survived by six grandchildren. He was the brother of Salvatore Milano and his late wife, Julia, of Malden, Philip and his wife, Mary Milano of Arlington, Vincent and his wife, Louise Milano, of Revere, Carmela (Mai) and her husband, Frank Infante, Joseph Milano of California and the late Josephine DeSisto of California. He also leaves many nieces and nephews.

Cremation was held in Georgia.

 

Carmela Ranno

Of Florida, formerly of Revere

Carmela (DeMore) Ranno of Boynton Beach, Florida, formerly of Revere, beloved wife of the late Aurelio Ranno, passed away on November 24 at the age of 100 with her family by her side.

Our most amazing loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She had a large family who she loves so dearly. She leaves behind her children, who will always treasure her memory in their hearts; son John Ranno and his wife, Mary, of Shirley, Connie LaSala of Revere and Anthony Ranno and his wife, Virgie, of Florida; survived by brother, Joseph and Rita D’Amore of Needham, Ida Rtigan of Walpole. Carmela’s legacy continues with her 17 grandchildren, 32 great-grandchildren and nine great great-grandchildren who will never forget their "Grandma" and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased in death by three sisters, Josephine Frassica, Ann Chaney, Marie DeStefano and three brothers, Anthony DeMore, Frank DeMore and Andrew DeMore. Though we hate to let you go, rest now as you go to heaven and are reunited with your husband, parents, sisters, brothers, son-in-law, Tony, and grandson, Dana. We will never forget you. Your memory will always be in our hearts and on our lips until we meet again.

In lieu of flowers donations in Carmela’s memory can be made to: Leanne Dream Foundation c/o EBNHC Volunteer Services 10 Gove St., East Boston, MA 02128. For guestbook please visit www.Buonfiglio.com

 

Guy Ciampa

South Carolina resident

Guy M. Ciampa of South Carolina, formerly of East Boston, died on December 4. He was 90 years old.

He was the loving son of the late Angelo and Maria (Polcaro) Ciampa, dear brother of the late Enrico and Anthony Ciampa and Judith Pinto and is survived by his many cherished nieces nephews and cousins.

Visiting hours in the Ruggiero Mazzarella Memorial Home, 971 Saratoga Street (Orient Heights) East Boston will be today, Wednesday, from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. followed a Funeral Mass celebrating his life in St Joseph St Lazarus Church Ashley St, East Boston at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited. Memorial donations in honor of Mr. Ciampa may be made to St Lazarus Parish Building Fund, 59 Ashley St, E. Boston 02128. Services will conclude with burial in Holy Cross Cemetery. For more information or to send the Ciampa Family an online condolence, please visit: www.ruggieromh.com

 

Nicholas ‘Nick’ Cardinale

Orient Heights resident

Nicholas "Nick" Cardinale of Orient Heights East Boston, died on November 30.

A US Army veteran, he was the beloved husband of the late Elizabeth (Tammaro) Cardinale with whom he shared 57 years of marriage; loving father of James Cardinale and his wife, Linda, of Wilmington, Debbie Capillo of Revere and Linda Capillo and her husband, Guy, of Saugus; dear brother of Theresa Benjamin of California, Edie Monahan of Franklin and Eleanor Costa of Chelmsford and the late Ann Luciano, Rose Farmer and Carmen Cardinale; cherished grandfather of Deana Strob, Angela and Kristine Cardinale, Carla, Charles, Toni-Ann and Guy Angelo Capillo and great grandfather of Madison, Emily, Devin, Sophia, Jayden and Dylan.

His Funeral will be held from Vazza’s "Beechwood" Funeral Home, 162 Beach Street, Revere, Thursday morning at 9 followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Anthony’s Church, Revere, at 10 a.m. Family and friends may visit today, Wednesday, from 4 to 8 p.m. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Kaplan Family Hospice House, 78 Liberty St., Danvers, MA 01927. For guest book. www.vazzafunerals.com

 

Margaret ‘Tootsie’ Nazzaro

Active at Immaculate Conception Parish

Margaret A. (Sacco) "Tootsie" Nazzaro of Revere, formerly of East Boston, died on December 4 at the Melrose-Wakefield Hospital following a long illness. She was 83 years old.

Born and raised in East Boston, she was the youngest of 10 children and the last to die. She attended East Boston schools and lived in East Boston with her late husband, Edward M. Nazzaro Sr. and her family until moving to Revere in 1964.

During her early working career, she worked in Boston’s Garment District as a stitcher. "Tootsie" loved Boston and for a time she worked as a sales clerk for the former Jordan Marsh and Filene’s Stores in downtown Boston. Since arriving in Revere she was an active and devoted member of the Immaculate Conception Parish and served on many committees. She also taught religious education to the public school students and was a long time member of the Revere Society for Cultural & Historic Preservation.

She was the devoted and cherished mother of Jeanne M. Nazzaro and Edward M. Nazzaro, Jr., both of Revere; dear sister of the late Pasquale, John, Albert, Antonio and Frank Sacco and the late Adeline "Lilly" Ventre, Esther Yantosca, Helen Muldoon and Evelyn DiIeso and is also lovingly survived by many nieces, nephews, grand nieces, grand nephews and cousins.

Her funeral will be held from the Porcella Funeral Home, 876 Winthrop Ave., (Beachmont), Revere, today, Wednesday, December 9 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. Burial will be 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 or to your favorite charity. For directions: www.bisbeeporcella.com.

 

Barbara Reilly

New Hampshire resident

Barbara F. (Apice) Reilly of Plaistow, NH, formerly of East Boston and Somerville, died on December 3. She was 73 years old.

She was the wife of Francis L. Reilly and mother of Karen A. Cremins and her husband, Daniel. of Barrington, NH, Patricia R. MacMillan and her fiancé, Felipe Canizales, of Revere, and Kimberly J. Lanceleve and her husband, Douglas, of Plaistow and is also survived by grandchildren, Caitlin MacMillan, Michael MacMillan, Nicholas Canizales, Shawn Lanceleve, Matthew Lanceleve and Douglas Lanceleve, and son-in-law, James MacMillan.

Funeral arrangements were by the Magrath Funeral Home, East Boston. Burial was in Holy Cross Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to American Cancer Society, 30 Speen Street, Framingham, MA.

 

Peter Iengo

Las Vegas resident

Peter P. Iengo of Of Las Vegas, NV, formerly of Wakefield and Saugus, died by accident on November 26.

He was the loving father of Maria T. Skinner and her husband, Daniel, of Peabody and Peter J. Iengo of Palm Springs, CA; cherished grandfather of Avery Skinner; devoted son of Concetta (Amato) Iengo of Saugus and the late Dominic Iengo; former husband of Nancy Iengo of Peabody; dear brother of Vivian Hurley of Revere; companion of Kathy Mir of Nevada and is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Bisbee-Porcella Funeral Home, Saugus. Entombment was in Woodlawn Mausoleum, Everett. For obit www.BisbeePorcella.com

 

Dorothy Sicurella

Retired Hostess at Caruso’s Diplomat

Dorothy G. (Cunio) Sicurella of Winthrop, formerly of Revere, died at the Lighthouse Nursing Care Center, Revere on December 3 after a long illness. She was 90 years old.

Born in Somerville, the daughter of the late Mary (Wadland) and Martin Cuneo, she lived in Revere before to moving to Winthrop 53 years ago. Prior to her retirement, she was employed at Caruso’s Diplomat as the Hostess.

She was the beloved wife of the late Joseph Sicurella, the devoted mother of Francine Sicurella, Joseph and June Sicurella and Richard and Robin Sicurella, all of Winthrop; the dear sister of George Cunio of New Hampshire and the late John Cunio, William Cunio, Martin Cunio, Arthur Cunio, Ruth Lepore and Theresa LaSota. She is also survived by five grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.

Funeral arrangements were by the Caggiano Funeral Home, Winthrop. Burial was private. Memorial donations may be sent to St. Jude_Childrens Research Hospital, Memorial/Honor Program FH, One St. Jude Place Bldg. P.O. Box 1000, Dept. 300, Memphis, TN 38148-0552. To sign her online guest book go to www.caggianofuneralhome.com.

 

Rita Perez

Boston resident

Rita A. (Procopio) Perez of Boston died on November 30. She was 71 years old.=

She was the loving mother of Anthony Perez and his wife, Dena, of Saugus and Philip Perez and his wife, Rhonda, of Revere; cherished aunt of Ronnie Riccioli of Everett; sister of Marie Gizzi and the late Carmella Contrado, Stella Riccioli, and Dominic Procopio; and the dear aunt of many other nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by Boston Harborside Home, J.S. Waterman & Sons-Waring-Langone. Expressions of sympathy may be made to the American Lung Assoc. National Headquarters, 1301 Pennsylvania Ave., NW, suite 800, Washington, DC 20004.

 

Frank Cassidy

Of Burlington, formerly of Revere

Frank J. Cassidy of Burlington, formerly of Revere, died on December 2.

He was the beloved husband of Mary P. (MacMillan); loving father of Cheryl A. Dugre and her husband, Michael, of Holyoke, Brian M. and his wife, Anita, of Medway, Kevin F. and his wife, Karen, of Amesbury and Frank J. Jr. and his wife, Maureen, of Methuen; brother of Robert M. "Toby" Cassidy and Marie MacDonald, both of Revere; grandfather of Sean, Danielle, Ryan and Maryclaire Dugre and Timothy, Christopher, Dennis, Irene and Catherine Cassidy and the late Kevin Cassidy, Jr. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Edward V. Sullivan Funeral Home, Burlington. Burial was in Pine Haven Cemetery, Burlington. Memorials in his name may be made to the Knights of Columbus Exceptional Children’s Fund, P.O. Box 25, Burlington, MA 01803. For obituary and online guestbook, please see www.sullivanfuneralhome.net & www.saintmargaretschurch.net.

 

Angelina Avallone

Electronic Corporation of America retiree

Angelina H. (Bruno) Avallone of Revere died on December 1 at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers after a brief illness. She was 97 years old.

Mrs. Avallone was born on July 13, 1912 in the Bronx, NY. She was educated there and lived there until 1945 when she married John A. Avallone and came to Revere. Mr. Avallone died in 1976.

During World War II, she worked for the war effort in New Jersey as did many women of that time. She retired from the Electronic Corporation of America of Cambridge after 35 years of service as an assembler. Mrs. Avallone was a longtime active member of the former St. Theresa’s Parish of Revere and recently of St. Anthony’s Parish.

She was the beloved mother of John A. Avallone, Jr. of Revere and Edwina F. LaBrecque of Peabody; cherished grandmother of Sean L. LaBrecque of Las Vegas, NV and the late John A. Avallone III. She is also lovingly survived by her friend and daughter-in-law, Elaine Avallone of Revere, her great grandchildren, Thomas and Nicole Keefe and their mother, Colleen Keefe, all of Everett, and her longtime canine companion "Buddy."

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Porcella Funeral Home (Beachmont) Revere. Burial was at Woodlawn Cemetery. Remembrances may be made to the Hospice of the North Shore, 75 Sylvan St., Danvers, MA 01923.

 

Robert Sgroi

Retired Sales Angent for John Hancock Insurance Co.

Robert F. Sgroi of Brockton, formerly of Revere, died on November 30. He was 80 years old.

Mr. Sgroi was born in East Boston where he grew up. He has lived in Brockton for many years. He was a retired Life Insurance Sales Agent for John Hancock Insurance Co., Boston. He worked in the Chelsea district and at the home office in Boston combined for over 30 years. He was a US Army veteran of the Korean Conflict and was a volunteer for the Jimmy Fund for over 30 years.

He was the beloved companion of over 20 years to Deborah "Debby" Trifi of Brockton; loving father of Robert W. Sgroi and his wife, Kim, of Salem and Jeffrey E. Sgroi and his wife. Stephanie, of Merrimack, NH; devoted brother of Dorothea Sgroi of East Boston, the late John, Melvin and Richard Sgroi; dear grandfather of Nicole Sgroi of So. Portland, ME; son of the late Samuel V. and Frances (Cristoforo) Sgroi.

A celebration of his life will take place at a later date. Should friends desire, memorial contributions may be made to the Jimmy Fund or to the American Red Cross. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Cartwright Funeral Home, 69 S. Franklin St., Holbrook. For additional information or to leave a sympathy message visit, www.cartwrightfuneral.com

 

Joan Alman

Of Florida, formerly of Revere

Joan E. (DeFuria) Alman of Venice, FL, formerly of Saugus and Revere, died on November 24. She was 77 years old.

She is survived by her husband, Melvin; three children, Diane Cotton of Waltham, Danny DeFuria of Lynn and Steven DeFuria of Venice, FL; a sister, Adele Tagmana of Danvers; six grandchildren and one great grandchild.

A Mass of Remembrance will be Dec. 26 at 9 a.m. at St. Anthony’s Church, 250 Revere St., Revere. Donations may be made in her name to the Alzheimer’s Association , 311 Arsenal St., Watertown, MA 02472.

 

Robert Ward

Korean War veteran and POW

Robert D. Ward of Tewksbury, formerly of Malden and Charlestown, died on December 2. He was 77 years old.

He was a US Army veteran of the Korean War, a former Prisoner of War and a retired Teamster Local 25 for U.P.S. in Watertown.

He was the beloved husband of Marilyn (Rice); devoted father of Nancy J. DiBlasi and her husband, Daniel, of Billerica and Lori A. Ward of Tewksbury; grandfather of Robert Beaudoin and his wife, Shaylah, of Revere, Paul Marciello of Tewksbury, Steven Beaudoin of Winthrop, Matthew Beaudoin of Revere, Courtney Marciello of Billerica, Megan Beaudoin of Winthrop, Keri Marciello of Tewksbury and Christopher DiBlasi of Billerica; great grandfather of Alexis of East Boston, Jayden, Zachary and Hailey, all of Billerica.

Funeral arrangements were by the Farmer & Dee Funeral Home, Tewksbury. Burial was at Tewksbury Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to the Tewksbury American Legion Post 259, 180 Pond St., Tewksbury, MA 01876. For obituary see www.farmeranddee.com

 

Audrey Devlin

Worked for First National Bank

Audrey A. (McCaffrey) Devlin died at Lahey Clinic on November 15 with her children at her side. She was 85 years old.

The beloved wife of the late George P. Devlin, she was born in Arlington, the daughter of the late John and Loretta (FitzGibbons) McCaffrey. She was a graduate of Revere High School, Class of 1941. Following high school she became involved in banking and worked as a teller at a bank in Dorchester. Through a good friend, she met her life’s companion and husband at a USO dance back in the 1940′s and together they shared the next 63 years of marriage.

They began their married life living in Dorchester for several years and then in 1963 moved to Woburn, where they made their home for over 40 years. After she moved to Woburn, she began to work in Boston again at the First National Bank, where she remained until her retirement 30 years ago.

After her retirement she and her husband did much traveling and were able to spend quality time with their family here and in New Hampshire. Being a part of the Young at Hearts Club at St. Barbara’s Church also meant a great deal to them. They spent many happy times at the dinners, dances and trips and made some wonderful friends. Mondays had been established as "ladies day," where she and her lady friends would travel to different destinations for lunch.

Mrs. Devlin was very dedicated to her husband, children, and later grandchildren. She took great pride in her home and family. There was not a meet, match, game or recital that she did not attend over the years with her grandchildren. Whatever the event, she was right there. She was an extremely talented woman, always sewing or quilting for family. Writing in her life’s journal or magically writing ditties and poems about and for her children, grandchildren, or of late, great-grandchildren

Mrs. Devlin was always a lady, dressed impeccably, and was dignified and reserved. A very hard working and dedicated woman, she had great love for her family, which will be a lasting memory.

In addition to her parents and her husband, who died at this time a year ago, she was the sister of the late Donald, Claire, William, Bob, Howard and Paul McCaffrey and Eleanor Havel. Mrs. Devlin is lovingly survived by her children, Audrey M. Crowley and her husband, Joseph, and Burlington Police Captain George Paul Devlin and his fiancé, Susan Stryke, all of Woburn. She also leaves her dear sisters, Lorraine Pedulla of Burlington, June Andrettola of Revere, and Annette Dahlberg of California, and her loving grandchildren, Megan Gratton and her husband Jay and Ellen Koltun and her husband, Joseph, all of Woburn, and great-grandchildren, Joseph, Erin, and Brooke Gratton and Gabriella Koltun. _

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, Woburn. Burial was in Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn. Donations may be made in Mrs. Devlin’s memory to the the Young at Heart Group, c/o St. Barbara’s Rectory, 138 Cambridge Road, Woburn, MA 01801.

 

Eleanor Ranere

Topsfield resident

Eleanor C. (Cotone) Ranere of Topsfield, formerly of Peabody, died on December 1 at Masconomet Healthcare in Topsfield. She was 92 years old.

The wife of the late Michael A. Ranere, she was born in Revere March 15, 1917, daughter of the late Henry and Lena Cotone. She graduated from Revere High School, Class of 1935, and worked at Carr Fastener in Cambridge for 14 years. She attended St. John’s Church in Peabody and_St. Mary’s Church in Rowley, enjoyed reading, working, word search puzzles and walking. Mrs. Ranere is survived by her son, Ronald, and his wife, Carolyn Ranere, of Reading; three daughters,_Denise and her husband, Joseph Perry, of Rowley; Joyce and her husband, Thomas Serino, of Peabody; and Gail_Nunes of Cambridge; her brother, Joseph, and_sister-in-law, Barbara Rizzo, of Revere and a sister,Marie and her husband, Chris Paraguna, of Connecticut. She also leaves eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. She was the sister of the late George Cotone and_Anthony Rizzo and the grandmother of the late David Nunes.

Funeral arrangements were by the F.S. Roberts and Son Funeral Home, Rowley. Burial was in the Main Street Cemetery, Rowley. Memorial donations may be made to Resident Council at Masconomet Healthcare, 123 High Street, Topsfield, MA 01983 for the sunshine fund. For more information or to send condolences, please visit www.fsrobertsandson.com.

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