Of Ipswich, formerly of Beachmont Revere
Norman A. Ragosta of Birch Lane, Ipswich died on March 27 in the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston following complications of a home accident. He was 79 years old.
Born in Chelsea on February 18, 1931, the son of the late Augustus and Mary (DiBlasi) Ragosta, he was raised in Beachmont Revere and was a 1949 graduate of Revere High School. He served four years in the US Army stationed in Germany. Following his Honorable Discharge, he was employed in the construction supply business, working many of these years as a plant manager. He later took over the family floral business, Carl’s Flowers in Boston, which he owned and operated for more than 30 years. Following this, he returned to sales and has been employed to date with the Metropolitan Pipe and Supply Co. of Cambridge.
Mr. Ragosta enjoyed time spent with his grandchildren, home tinkering and gardening, annual Florida vacations with family and friends and following the Red Sox.
The beloved husband of the late Maria M. (Berardini) Ragosta, he is survived by of three daughters, Linda M. Ragosta and her husband, Richard, of Kingston, Maria Carroll of Georgetown, Lisa Broglino and her husband, Thomas, of Haverhill; three grandchildren, Kelly Carroll of Ipswich, Ava Broglino and Mia Broglino, both of Haverhill; his sister-in-law, Ellie Rizzo of Peabody and two nieces. He was the brother of the late Eugene Ragosta, formerly of Salem.
His funeral service will be held Friday, April 2 at 10 a.m. in the Whittier-Porter Funeral Home, 6 High St., Ipswich. Family and friends are respectfully welcomed. Visiting hours are Thursday from 4 to 8 pm. Burial services will be private. For directions and to send a condolence, please visit www.whittier-porter.com.
Of Revere, formerly of Lynn
Grayce I. (Dwinell) Harwood of Revere, formerly of Lynn, died on March 29. She was 99 years old.
She was the beloved wife of the late Alfred F. Harwood, loving mother of Barbara K. and her late husband, Thomas M. Bradley Jr. of Revere, Alfred F. Harwood, Jr. and his companion, Donna Hill of Salem, NH, and Joan C. and her husband, Robert C. Ballum, of Florida, cherished grandmother of 12 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren and 12 great-great-grandchildren and sister of the late Charles, Chester and Mabelle Dwinell, and Lois O’Connell.
Her Funeral Service will be held in the Cuffe-McGinn Funeral Home, 157 Maple St., Lynn on Thursday at 11 a.m. Visiting hours are today, Wednesday, from 4 to 8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to American Legion Child Welfare Foundation. P.O. Box 1055, Indianapolis, IN 46206 or by donating online at www.cwf-inc.org. For online guestbook, please visit www.cuffemcginn.com.
Rose (Bolino) Aloisi, formerly of Revere and Saugus, died on Palm Sunday, March 28, following a long illness. She was 88 years old.
Mrs. Aloisi was born in East Boston on July 19, 1921. She was raised in East Boston and came to live in Revere when she married. She and her family remained in Revere until moving to Saugus more than 45 years ago.
For her entire lifetime, Mrs. Aloisi was a devoted wife, daughter, mother, grandmother, sister and aunt. She most enjoyed entertaining and celebrating with her family. She and her late husband, Peter L. Aloisi, raised and educated six sons. Two sons, Christopher J. and Peter A. Aloisi, who pre-deceased her, were special needs children and because of their superb rearing grew to be productive and loving young men.
Mrs. Aloisi’s next favorite passion was her painting. It was a talent that could have brought her professional acclaim but bringing up six sons certainly took the majority of her time. She could reproduce any of the "Old Masters" – such as Renoir, Cezanne, Monet etc. to perfection. She was, indeed, a lady of grace and dignity, as the Bible recounts in the Book of Proverbs. Most of her family are enjoying the fruits of her artisty in their own homes.
She was the wife of the late Peter L.; cherished mother of Robert L. of Halifax, MA, Ronald A. Aloisi and his wife, Donna, of Middleboro, Frederick P. Aloisi and his wife, Joan, of Brockton, Kenneth M. Aloisi of Lynnfield and the late Christopher J. and Peter A. Aloisi; devoted sister of Dr. August C. Bolino and his wife, Jay, of Silver Springs, MD, Hazel U. Shiner and her husband, Robert, of Revere, and Philip Bolino and his wife, Anneliese, of Falmouth. She is also lovingly survived by her grandchildren Peter A., Catherine and William Aloisi and many loving nieces and nephews.
Family and friends are invited to attend her funeral from the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Rte. 107) Revere on Thursday, April 1 at 9 a.m. followed by the funeral service and Liturgical Blessing in Blessed Sacrament Church, 16 Summer St., Saugus at 10 a.m. Visiting hours are today, Wednesday only, from 4 to 8 p.m. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery.
Mrs. Aloisi’s family publicly and lovingly acknowledges the entire staff and administration at Lighthouse Nursing Care Center of Revere for their extraordinary care, affection and professionalism in caring for her during her three years of residency. As an expression of their appreciation, the family asks that rather than flowers, remembrances be made to the Patients’ Recreation Fund at Lighthouse Nursing Center, 204 Proctor Ave., Revere, MA 02151.
Phyllis (DeLoreto) Breda-Binda of Everett died on March 29. She was 95 years old.
The beloved wife of the late Charles Binda and Natale Breda, she was the loving mother of Arlene Dotoli and her late husband, Arthur, of Melrose, Lino Binda and his wife, Ruth, of Revere and the late Joyce Forbes and her late husband, Windsor, of Malden. She is also survived by many loving grandchildren, great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren.
Her Funeral will be held from the Salvatore Rocco and Sons Funeral Home, 331 Main St, Everett, Thursday, April 1 at 8:30 a.m. A Funeral Blessing will be held at St Mary’s Church, Revere at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends are kindly invited. Visiting hours are today, Wednesday only, from 4 to 8 p.m. Burial will be at Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to Hallmark Health and Hospice, 178 Savin St, Malden, 02148.
Donald G. Scott of Revere died on March 16.
A US Army veteran, he was the beloved husband of the late Elizabeth (DeLeiro); loving father of Donald C. Scott and his wife, Jeanette, of Revere and Deborah Burnette and her husband, Michael, of Abington; dear brother of Elaine Russell and Dorothy Goldman, both of Colorado; cherished grandfather of Kane, Audra and Anthony Scott.
Funeral and services were private with arrangements entrusted to the Vazza "Beachwood" Funeral Home. A celebration of his life will take place at a later date.
Robert J. Coughlin of Revere died at the Tufts Medical Center on March 21. He was 51 years old.
Born in Boston, he was a US Army veteran who worked in construction.
He was the beloved husband of Deborah (D’Avella) of Revere; loving son of Barbara (Miller) Deutsch; son-in-law of the late Mary D’Avella; dear brother of Barbara Ann Orozco and her husband, Alex, Susan Deutsch, James Deutsch and Richard Deutsch; brother in law of Donna Viera and her husband, Joseph, Denice Marchesi and her husband, Jorge; uncle of Angela and Mark Coughlin and Jennifer Viera, Michaelle Marchese, Brittney D’Avella and Eric Deutsch.
Funeral arrangements were by the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons – Bruno Funeral Home, Revere.
Retired Whelan School Lunch Room employee
Mafalda "Muffy" (Codespoti) Taylor of Revere died at the Light House Nursing Care Center on March 21. She was 97 years old.
Mrs. Taylor worked at the Whelan School Lunch Room for many years.
She was the beloved wife of the late Lester; devoted mother of Lester Taylor and his wife, Jill, of Middleton, Paula Taylor-Steverson of Revere and the late Cynthia Jamieson, Eleanor Freda and John Taylor; dear sister of the late Samuel Codespoti, Peter Codespoti, Susan Codespoti, Josephine Codespoti, Rose Mazzarella and Florence Manning. She is also survived by six loving grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.
Funeral arrangements were by the Paul Buoniglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, Revere. Memorial donations may be made to the Immaculate Conception Church, 22 Lowe St., Revere, MA 02151. For guest book, visit www.Buonfiglio.com
Of Saugus, formerly of East Boston
Concetta (LaPorta) Wilson of Saugus, formerly of East Boston, died on March 22.
She was the beloved wife of William L. Wilson with whom she shared 62 years of marriage; loving mother of Diane Palermo and her husband, Domenic, and Mark Wilson and his wife, Lisa, all of Saugus; dear sister of Helen Breault of East Boston, Al LaPorta of Revere and the late Louise Pacitta, Margaret Cucchiello, Antonetta Pepple, Mary Poncia, Michael, Frank and Anthony "Red" LaPorta; cherished grandmother of Melissa Renea Kane, Rhonda, Jonathan and Isabella Palermo, Kelly and William Wilson and Wayne Smith III.
Her funeral will be held from Vazza’s "Beechwood" Funeral Home, 262 Beach St., Revere Thursday morning at 10 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Anthony’s Church, Revere, at 11 a.m. Family and friends may visit today, Wednesday, from 4 to 8 p.m. Entombment will be in Holy Cross Mausoleum, Malden. For directions and guest book, visit: www.vazzafunerals.com
Albert ‘Bert’ Cosco Jr.
Retired GTE Product Manager
A funeral will be conducted from the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Route 107) Revere today (Wednesday) at 9 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Margaret’s Church, 431 Lincoln Avenue, Saugus at 10 a.m. for Albert J. "Bert" Cosco Jr. of Saugus, formerly of Revere, who died on Friday, March 26 at Brigham & Women’s Hospital following a long illness. He was 70 years old.
Mr. Cosco retired from the former "GTE" Corporation in 1991 following a 25 year career as a Director and Product Manager. He was born in Chelsea, raised in Revere and was a 1957 graduate of Revere High School. A graduate of Suffolk University where he received his Bachelor’s Degree, he received his Master’s Degree from Salem State College and held a Certificate in Advanced Study from Boston University.
Mr. Cosco lived in Revere until moving to Saugus in 1966 where he remained until his death.
He was the beloved husband of 47 years of Sandra G. (Sias); devoted father of Michael J. Cosco and his wife, Kimberly, and Peter G. Cosco and his fiancé, Stacey Campbell, all of Middleton; cherished son of Mary V. (Shea) Cosco of Revere and the late Albert J. Sr.; dear brother of Robert A. Cosco and his companion, Judy Gray, of Naples FL, Judith A. Spellman and her husband, Charles J.,, of North Reading and Edward F. Cosco and his wife, Patricia of Revere. He is also lovingly survived by his grandchildren, Ryan A. and Amelia N. Cosco of Middleton and many nieces and nephews.
Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to Make A Wish Foundation, One Bulfinch Place, Boston, MA 02114-2931.
Of Saugus, formerly of East Boston
Frank Cino of Saugus, formerly of East Boston, died on March 27. He was in his 91st year.
He was the beloved husband of the late Mary (Marrama) with whom he shared 46 years of marriage; loving father of Joseph "Joe Kansky" Angelo and his wife, Jeanette, of Saugus; dear brother of William "Bill" Cino of East Boston and the late Fannie Tuttisanti, Josephine D’Orio, Molly Odoardi and Guy Cino; cherished grandfather of Jeanette Nuzzo and her husband, Frederick, and Joseph Angelo and his wife, Robin, all of Saugus and great grandchildren Dennis and Derek Nuzzo and Joseph and Steven Angelo and great great grandchildren Michele Millard, Derek Taylor and Hailey Nuzzo.
His Funeral will be held from Vazza’s East Boston Funeral Home, 11 Henry St. (Opposite Maverick Station) Thursday morning at 8:30 a.m. followed by services at 10 a.m. Family and friends may visit today, Wednesday, from 4 to 8 p.m. Entombment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. For directions and guest book, visit: www.vazzafunerals.com.
Dante ‘Mario’ DiGiorgio
Dante "Mario" DiGiorgio of Woburn, formerly of Arlington, died on March 27.
A US Army veteran of the Korean War, he was the beloved husband of the late Barbara (O’Connor); loving father of David J. DiGiorgio and his wife, Sandra, of Woburn and Lucille Saccardo and her husband, George, of Peabody; brother of Camille Raia of Revere and the late Carl, John and Marie DiGiorgio, Palmina Salini, Millie Trementozzi and Victoria Maggiore; loving grandfather of Andrea and Mark Saccardo, Jennifer, James, Alyse Caterino, Lacee Parziale and her husband, Michael; dear great grandfather of Michael Angelo Parziale.
His Funeral Procession will be from the George L. Doherty Funeral Home, 855 Broadway (Powder House Sq.), Somerville today, Wednesday, at 9 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Anthony’s Church, 851 Main Street, Woburn at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited. Burial will be in Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to American Parkinson’s Disease Association, 720 Harrison Avenue, Suite 707, Boston, MA 02118. For more information, visit http://dohertyfuneralservice.com
Sister Anne Nolan CSJ
Sister Anne Nolan CSJ (Sister Loretto Marie), a beloved member of the Sisters of Saint Joseph of Boston for 64 years, died on March 24.
Sister Anne formerly served as Principal of St. Agnes Elementary School in Arlington for 20 years. Sister was also missioned as a teacher at Gate of Heaven, South Boston; Immaculate Conception, East Weymouth; Immaculate Conception, Revere; and St. Columbkille, Brighton.
She was the daughter of the late Daniel J. and Annie J. (Crowley) Nolan; beloved sister of the late Marie Josephine Powers and is survived by her loving cousins, Mary Kelley of Milton, Eileen Kiley of Braintree, and Anne Zitoli of Medfield.
Funeral arrangements were by Norton Funeral Home, Framingham. Burial was at St. Stephen Cemetery, Framingham. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made to the Sisters of Saint Joseph, c/o Mission Advancement, 637 Cambridge St., Brighton, MA 02135.
Rosemarie ‘Chickie’ Wallace
Of Winthrop, formerly of Orient Heights
Rosemarie L. "Chickie " (Palladino) Wallace of Winthrop, formerly of Orient Heights East Boston, died on March 25.
The beloved wife of the late John A. Wallace with whom she shared 52 years of marriage, she was the loving mother of Mark S. Wallace and his wife, Beth Tallent, of Winthrop and the late Mona Lynch; cherished daughter of the late Rocco and Louise (Cassetta) Palladino; dear sister of the late Peter Palladino; cherished grandmother of John James Wallace, Danielle Perry Tallent and Rhonda Pollini.
Her Funeral and services were private with arrangements by Vazza Funeral Homes, East Boston & Revere. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made in her name to Viking Pride Foundation, P.O. Box 37, Winthrop MA. 02152 or St Jude Children’s Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis TN 38105. For guest book, www.vazzafunerals.com.
Of East Boston, formerly of Italy
Giuseppe Scarcella of East Boston, formerly of Calabria, Italy died on March 25. He was in his 57th year.
He was the beloved husband of Elisabetha (Iannino) of the North End; devoted father of Giuseppe, Salvatore, Domenico Sandra and Anthony Scarcella and L.J. Sullivan; cherished grandfather of Joe Bella.
Funeral arrangements were by the Ruggiero-Mazzarella Memorial Home, (Orient Heights) East Boston. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations made be made to the family to help defray the funeral expense.
Vilma (Babine) Mascia of Malden, formerly East Boston, died on March 26.
She was the beloved wife of the late Vincent J. Mascia Sr. with whom she shared 50 years of marriage; loving mother of Patricia Allard of Malden, Vincent J. Mascia Jr. of Maynard, Richard P. Mascia of N. Andover and Karen Azzoto and her husband, Jeffery, of Natick; dear sister of Ronald Harvey of East Boston and the late Lorraine D’Appolito and Jake Babine.
Funeral arrangements are by Vazza’s "Beechwood" Funeral Home 262 Beach Street, Revere. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to meet today, Wednesday, March 31 to gather at 11 a.m. for a service and entombment in the Mausoleum at Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. For information, directions and guest book. www.vazzafunerals.com.
East Boston resident
Marie (Ciampa) Holland of East Boston died on March 25.
She was the loving mother of Donna, Lisa and Frank Holland, all of East Boston; cherished grandmother of Ashley Holland; beloved friend of Frank and Joni Holland of Chelsea and best friend of Phyllis Bushey of Lynn.
Funeral arrangements were by Vazza’s East Boston Funeral Home. Committal was private. For guest book. www.vazzafunerals.com.
Former owner of Bagel Bin and manager of "The Living Room Lounge"
Donna M. (Cuccio) DeSimone of Revere died on March 23 at the Annemark Nursing Home of Revere following a five year battle with chronic obstructive lung disease. She was 69 years old.
Born and raised in Revere, she attended St. Rose’s Grammar School in Chelsea and was a 1958 graduate of Cambridge High School. For many years, she worked on Revere Beach Boulevard in many of the concessions. She owned and operated the "Bagel Bin" of Revere for several years and was also the "Manager" of the former "The Living Room Lounge" in Revere for many years.
She was the wife of the late Donald L.; beloved mother of Donald L. DeSimone Jr., Ronald L. and James L. "Jimbo" DeSimone, all of Revere; dear sister of retired Revere Police Detective Donald A. Cuccio of Revere and Robert J. Cuccio and his wife, Angela, of Burlington; five loving grandchildren, one great grandson and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral arrangements were by the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, Revere. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the American Lung Association of MA, 460 Totten Pond Rd., Waltham, MA 02451.
Of Revere, formerly of East Boston
Antonetta Colasante of Revere, formerly East Boston, died on March 25.
She was the cherished daughter of the late Bonaventura and Assunta (Giachetti) Colasanti; dear sister of Lea Ciaramella of Revere and her friend, George Psomos, of Saugus and Marie Colasanti of Winthrop and the late John B. Colasanti; adored aunt of three nephews and many grand nieces and grand nephews.
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 Life Focus Center, 1 City Square, Charlestown, MA 02129 or Zelma Lacey House, 9 West School St., Charlestown, MA 02129. For guest book, please visit: www.vazzafunerals.com.
Professional Musician, founder of G&M Supply
Marvin Meyer of Swampscott, formerly of Revere and Marblehead, died on March 26. He was 83 years old.
A US Army veteran of World War II, he was a professional musician and the founder of G & M Supply Corporation.
He was the beloved husband of Barbara R. (Flanzbaum) Meyer; devoted father of Mark Meyer and his wife, Karen, of Marblehead and Debra Feinson and her husband, Marc, of Wayne, NJ and cherished grandfather of Mara and Ricki Meyer.
Arrangements were by Stanetsky-Hymanson Memorial Chapel, Salem. Burial was in Congregation Shirat Hayam Cemetery, Temple Israel Section, Peabody. The family will receive family and friends at the home of Mark and Karen Meyer on Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7:30 to 9 p.m., Friday from 1 to 4 p.m. and Saturday evening from 7:30 to 9 p.m. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy in his memory may be made to the Jewish Rehabilitation Center, 330 Paradise Rd, Swampscott, MA 01907 or to the Pan-Massachusetts Challenge, 77 Fourth Ave, Needham, MA 02494.
Worked for Specialty Aluminum in Revere
Thomas J. Medeiros of Revere died March 24 after a courageous four-year battle with cancer. He was 52 years old.
Born in Attleboro, he was the son of Anthony J. Medeiros of Norton MA and the late Georgina (Texeira) Medeiros. He was employed by Specialty Aluminum Co. in Revere and was an avid fisherman, enjoyed rock music and time spent with his family.
In addition to his father, he leaves his fiancé, Karen Bostrom of Revere; a daughter, Tina Medeiros of Lynn; two sons, Thomas of Florida and Terry of Pennsylvania; a sister, Joanne Medeiros of Winthrop; two grandchildren, Chloe and Eric, and his former wife, Sally, of Florida. He was the brother of Peter of Attleboro and the late Anthony Medeiros Jr.
Visiting hours will be held on Saturday, April 3 in the Silva Funeral Home, 80 Broadway, Taunton from 2 to 4 p.m. with a service at 4 p.m.
Saugus resident, formerly of Chelsea
Marie (Magazzu) Fama of Saugus, formerly of Chelsea, died suddenly on March 26. She was in her 69th year.
She was the beloved wife of Joseph Fama; devoted mother of Diane Giovannucci and her husband, Joe, of Revere and Maria Ciampa and her husband, Nicolas, of Saugus; dear sister of Grace "Dolly" Limardo and her husband, Jim, Lillian Lekas and her husband, Christopher, and the late Anthony Magazzu and his surviving spouse, Mary; adored grandmother of Matthew, Amanda and Briana.
Funeral arrangements were by the Ruggiero-Mazzarella Memorial Home (Orient Heights) East Boston. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery.
George King Jr.
George G. King Jr. of Canton died on March 24.
A retired Physical Education Teacher and Track Coach at Canton High School, he was the beloved husband of the late Doris A. (Williams); father of George G. III and his wife, Dorothy, of Missouri, John G. and his wife, Rene, of Pennsylvania, Scott W. and his wife, Elizabeth, of Attleboro and the late Nancy Ann King; grandfather of Samantha, Hallie Ann, Caitlin and Harrison; brother of William King of Charlestown, James King of Revere, Margaret Crepeau of Rhode Island and John Graham of Texas and is also survived by many nieces and nephews.
Funeral arrangements were by the Dockray & Thomas Funeral Home, Canton. In lieu of flowers donations may be made in his memory to the Massachusetts Track Coaches Assn, c/o Frank Mooney, 60 Cynthia Rd, Seekonk, MA 02771.
Of Waltham, formerly of Revere
William M. "Bill" Connelly of Waltham died on March 21 at the Florida Hospital in Celebration, Florida. He was 57 years old.
He was born in Revere on June 30, 1952, a son of the late Francis and Roseanne (DelSapio) Connelly. He lived in Revere for many years before moving to Waltham in 1977. He worked for the Raytheon Corporation in Marlborough as a mechanical source inspector for more than 35 years. He was a 1971 graduate of Revere High School, and was very active with the Drum and Bugle Corps playing the Bass Drum with the Light Brigade. He was also an assistant instructor at Acton/ Boxborough High School Marching Band Winter Percussion Group.
He was the husband of Maureen F. (Casey) Connelly; brother of Elaine Nassif and her husband, George, of Brighton; son-in-law of Mary (Mitchell) Casey of Waltham and the late Robert Casey; brother-in-law of Patricia Casey of Waltham and is also survived by three nieces and one nephew.
Funeral arrangements were by The Joyce Funeral Home, Waltham. Memorial donations may be made to Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center, 55 Fruit Street, Boston, MA 02115. For complete obituary and guestbook, please visit www.joycefuneralhome.com
Eugene S. Jones died March 22 at the Hogan Regional Center in Hathorne with his family at his side. He was 38 years old.
Born on February 6, 1972 in Boston, he was the son of Angela (Hunter) Jones of Saugus and James Hunter of Revere.
In addition to his parents, he is survived by six siblings, Angela Saunders of Saugus, Tina Jones of Bowie, Maryland, Monica Jones of Framingham, Ericka Jones of North Hollywood, California, Danielle Jones of Saugus and James Jones Jr. of Revere; three sisters, Cassandra Ulwick of Malden, Autumn Sanders and Tre Sanders of Saugus and Kennedy Johnson of Bowie, Maryland; several aunts, uncles, cousins and dear friends, William and Paula Carey of Ipswich and his extended caregiver family at Hogan Regional Center. He was the brother of the late Laura Jones.
Funeral arrangements were by the Conway, Cahill-Brodeur Funeral Home, Peabody. Memorial contributions may be made to the Friends of Hathorne, P.O.Box A, 450 Maple St., Hathorne, MA 01937. For online obituary and memorial guest book, please visit, www.ccbfuneral.com.
Lillian M. (Clarke) Murray of Peabody, formerly of Everett and Revere, died March 24 at the Union Hospital in Lynn after a brief illness. She was 85 years old.
Born in Revere, the daughter of the late Gordon and Lillie Clarke, she was raised and educated in Revere and was a graduate of Revere High School. She received her degree in nursing from Northeastern University.
Mrs. Murray first worked at the Chelsea Soldier’s Home followed by her most rewarding and prideful position, that of head nurse at the Phillip’s House of Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. Following her work at Massachusetts General Hospital, she was the administrator at Parkway Manor in Everett for 25 years before her retirement.
She was the devoted wife of the late Walter H. "Howie" Murray Jr. and is survived by a daughter, Martha Murray of Peabody and a grandson, Christopher Murray of Lynn; a daughter in law, Pamela Murray of Lynn, a brother, Donald Clarke of Atlanta and a sister, Marion Malmstein of Wakefield. She was the mother of the late Walter "Chip" Murray.
Funeral arrangements were by the Conway, Cahill-Brodeur Funeral Home, Peabody. Burial was private. For an on-line obituary, visit: www.ccbfuneral.com
Walter A. Falkenstrom died March 23 at his home. He was 73 years old.
He was in the construction business for many years and a member of the Carpenters Union.
He was the son of the late Edward and Mabel (Smith) Falkenstrom; father of Elaine Falkenstrom Greenberg and her husband, Howard, of Revere and Edward Falkenstrom and his wife, Mary Kate, of Bellingham; the step grandfather of Jacqueline Greenberg of Florida and former husband of Carol Flemming of Wakefield.
Funeral arrangements were by the Campbell-Lee, Moody Russell Funeral Home, Beverly. Contributions may be made to the Ricky Monahan Memorial Fund Inc, P.O. Box 651, Rowley, MA 01969. For information, directions and condolences, please visit: www.campbellfuneral.com.
South Carolina resident
Mary G. (Conti) Lauria of Simpsonville, South Carolina, formerly of East Boston, died on March 23.
She was the beloved wife of the late Louis Lauria with whom she shared 61 years of marriage; loving mother of Kenneth Lauria and his wife, Melissa, of North Carolina and Arlene Laskowski and her husband, Stephen of South Carolina; dear sister of Theresa Salvo of Maine and the late Helen Hillen, Gloria Mangino, Sadie, Rose and Dorothy Conti; cherished grandmother of Keith and Blake Lauria, Stephen, Juliane and Christine Laskowski.
Funeral arrangements were by Vazza’s East Boston Funeral Home. Burial was in St. Michael’s Cemetery. For guest book, www.vazzafunerals.com.
Georgina Caraballo Santana
Georgina Caraballo Santana of Chelsea died on March 20.
The devoted mother of Sandy Rivera of Revere, Yolanda Rivera of Lynn, Jose Angel Gonzalez of Chelsea, Georgina Santana of Everett and Mercedes Santana of Malden, she was the loving daughter of the late Marceliano Caraballo and Maria F. Ramos; dear sister of Emalanio Ramos of Chelsea, Alfosina Caraballo of Braintree, Jovita Diaz and Anna Sanchez of Chelsea, Ignacio Caraballo and Mary Caraballo of Puerto Rico and is also survived by 19 grandchildren and one great grandchild.
Funeral arrangements were by the Frank A. Welsh & Son’s Funeral Home, Chelsea. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. For online guestbook and directions, please visit www.WelshFuneralHome.com.
Retired Suffolk Superior Court Clerk
Gloria C. (Giordano) Saggese, a retired court clerk and Revere resident, passed away on March 22 at the Whidden Memorial Hospital in Everett after a long illness. She was 81 years old.
Born and raised in Chelsea, she was the daughter of the late Antonio and Carmella Giordano. She attended local schools and soon settled on Haskell Avenue in Revere with her husband and young son. A longtime parishioner and communicant of Our Lady Grace Church, she also worked outside of her home for many years as a Court Room Clerk at Suffolk Superior Court in Boston. For the last four years, she lived at the Jack Satter House on Revere Beach.
She was the beloved wife of the late Richard V. Saggese; devoted mother of Anthony Saggese of Peabody; dear sister of Rose Barbera of New York, the late Margaret Panarello, Levina Mezzacappa and Tony Giordano; dear sister in law of Viola Stratos of Chelsea and is also survived by many loving nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.
Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Frank A. Welsh & Son’s Funeral Home, Chelsea. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. For online guestbook, please visit www.WelshFuneralHome.com.
Jose Daniel Guitierrez
Jose Daniel Guitierrez, infant son of Samuel Gutierrez and Glenda Figueroa of Revere, passed away at the Massachusetts General Hospital on March 16.
A Mass of the Angels was said in St. Rose Church on Tuesday. Services concluded with burial in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. Arrangements were provided by Frank A. Welsh & Sons Funeral Home, Chelsea. For online guest book, please visit www.WelshFuneralHome.com
Giuseppe DePascale of Medford died on March 21.
The beloved husband of the late Amelia (Matarazzo), he was the devoted father of Michael and his wife, Maria, of Medford and Mario and his wife, Maria, of Revere; loving grandfather of Stephen and his wife, Enrica, of Tyngsboro and Robert of South Boston; loving great-grandfather of Marco; dear brother of Viola Raimo of Italy and the late Nicola, Michele, Antonio, Mario, Leonilda, Sabatina, Mafalda, Antonietta and Gaetanina.
Funeral arrangements were by the Dello Russo Funeral Home, Medford. Burial was at Oak Grove Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society 30 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701. For obituary and guestbook, please visit: www.dellorusso.net
Medford resident, formerly of Revere
Herbert Webber, a 60-year resident of Medford, formerly of Revere, died on March 23.
A US Army veteran of World War II, he was the beloved husband of Florence F. (Roberts); the loving father of Barbara A. Ricker and David H. Webber and his wife, Denise, all of Arizona and Debra J. Bears of Medford; brother of Thelma Crocker of Billerica; dear grandfather of David Webber, Deidra Clark, Mark Ricker, Craig Ricker, Kimberly Bears, Jennifer McGinley and great grandfather of Alexis, Hayden, Hunter, Sedina, Brandy, Taylor, Devin and Dylan.
Funeral arrangements were by the George L. Doherty Funeral Home, Somerville. Burial was at Oak Grove Cemetery, Medford. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made Alzheimer’s Association 311 Arsenal Street Watertown, MA 02472 or Supportive Living Inc., 17 Warrren Ave., Woburn, MA 01801. For more information, visit: www.dohertyfuneralservice.com