Retired Boston Police Officer
Russell W. Tillson of Plymouth, formerly of Sharon, Boston and Revere, died on April 11. He was 86 years old.
Born in Newport, R.I. July 27, 1923, a son of the late James and Betty (Betts) Tillson, he was a graduate of Revere High School. He later joined the U.S. Navy during World War II. He was a Police Officer with the Boston Police Dept. for over 20 years, a member of the Dorchester V.F.W. and Past Commander of the American Legion in Dorchester.
He was the beloved husband of the late Virginia M. (Carangelo); loving father of Russell W. Tillson Jr. of Westwood and Robert Tillson and his wife, Kathleen, of Plymouth and Gerri of Baltimore MD; grandfather of Ian, Zach, Angela and Conor. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews.
His Funeral Mass will be held today, Wednesday, at 11 a.m. in St. Bonaventure Church, State Road, Manomet. Visiting hours will be in the Cartmell Funeral Home, 150 Court St., Plymouth today from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. Burial will be in St. Joseph’s Cemetery in West Roxbury. Memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association 311 Arsenal St. Watertown, MA 02140. More information and online guestbook visit www.cartmellfuneralhome.com
East Boston resident
Walter E. Ward of East Boston died on April 10.
He was the longtime companion of Claire Doherty of East Boston and dear friend of Vincent and Carol Sorrentino of Winthrop.
Funeral Services will be held in the Chapel of the Ruggiero Mazzarella Memorial Home, 971 Saratoga St. (Orient Heights) East Boston today, Wednesday, April 14 at 10 a.m. with visiting hours prior to the service starting at 8 a.m. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited. Services will conclude with Mr. Ward being laid to rest in Holy Cross Mausoleum. For more information, please visit: www.ruggieromh.com
Retired Somerville Housing Authority Supervisor
John J. Cohane of Medford, formerly of Chelsea, died at the Massachusetts General Hospital after a long illness on April 11. He was 69 years old.
He was a graduate of Cathedral High School in Boston and retired in 1996 as a maintenance supervisor for the Somerville Housing Authority.
He was the beloved husband of Donna J. (Sturdivant) Cohane of Medford; dear father of Kim B. Jackson and her husband, Kevin, of Newburyport, Sean E. Cohane and his wife, Lisa, of Wilmington and Stacey McEachern and her husband, Peter, of Nantucket; son of the late Joseph and Margaret (Kane) Cohane; brother of Dennis Cohane of Revere, Janet Piatek of Saugus and the late Noreen Haggerty. He is also lovingly survived by eight grandchildren.
His Funeral will be held from the William R. Carafa & Son Home for Funerals, 389 Washington Avenue, Chelsea, on Thursday, April 15 at 8 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at Our Lady of Grace Church, 59 Nichols St. Chelsea at 9 a.m. Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend. Visiting hours will be held in the funeral home today, Wednesday, from 4 to 8 p.m. Entombment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery Versailles Mausoleum, Everett.
Orient Heights resident
Dennis Ciampa of Orient Heights East Boston died on April 12.
He was the beloved husband of Zina (Santangelo) Ciampa with whom he shared 40 years of marriage; loving father of Corinne Ciampa of East Boston and Dennis Ciampa Jr. of Revere and his friend, Tayla Casaletto; dear brother of Philip and Robert Ciampa, both of Winthrop; cherished grandfather of Kyle, Justin and Brandon Fournier and Ashley, Nicole, Natalia and Dennis Ciampa Jr.
His funeral will be held from Vazza’s "Beechwood" Funeral Home, 262 Beach St., Revere, Thursday morning at 9 a.m. 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, Everett. For directions and guest book, visit: www.vazzafunerals.com
M. Patricia Cotter
Loving Wife and Mother
Pat (Hennebery) Cotter died in her home of complications of Alzheimer’s disease while surrounded by her family on April 8. She was 87 years old.
Pat Cotter grew up in Roxbury and graduated from Roxbury Memorial High School for Girls. She worked at Boston Gas Company until she met and married Philip Cotter, the love of her life. Their marriage was a true "Love Story" for 61 years. They were each other’s best friend. The two settled in Revere where they raised their five children and were active members of the Immaculate Conception Parish. Mrs. Cotter enjoyed bowling with the Immaculata Guild , playing bridge, camping, hosting family events, traveling, spending summers in New Hampshire and Maine, and assisting her husband in the family optical business. She found her role as a loving, caring wife and mother to be most gratifying and her greatest accomplishment.
In their later years, Pat and Phil moved to Swampscott and became parishioners of St. John the Evangelist Church. Despite advancing Alzheimer’s disease, she found much joy spending time with and singing with loved ones. Known for her warm hugs and loving smiles, she will be greatly missed by all those who knew and loved her.
She was the beloved wife of Philip M. Cotter for over 61 years; the loving mother of Trisha Nagle of Swampscott, Susan Coughlin of Wilmington, Karen Hoffman of Colorado, Dr. Janis Cotter of Swampscott, and Philip J. Cotter of Revere; beloved mother-in-law of Robert Coughlin, Jeffrey Hoffman, Elizabeth Arnold, and Alice Cotter; the devoted grandmother of Jonathan and Lynnette Coughlin, Jeffrey and Lauren Coughlin, Elizabeth and Tyler Polumbus, Victoria Cotter, Catherine Cotter, Caitlin Nagle, Christopher Nagle and his fiancé, Karen Alison, Drew Hoffman and Jessa Hoffman; and the great-grandmother of Thomas Coughlin. She also was the beloved sister of the late Blaise Hennebery.
Family and friends are invited to attend the Funeral today, Wednesday, April 14 at 9 a.m. from the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Rt. 107) Revere followed by a Funeral Mass in St. John the Evangelist Church, Swampscott at 10 a.m. Burial will be in Swampscott Cemetery. The Spectrum Adult Day Health Program provided her with exceptional care through her final years. In honor of their work, her family asks that in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Spectrum Adult Day Health Program, 600 Cummings Center, Suite 176X, Beverly, MA 01915.
Enjoyed caring for elderly and veterans
Catherine E. Slowe of Salem, NH, originally from East Boston, died unexpectedly on April 9 at her home. She was 62 years old.
She was born in Boston on September 29, 1947, daughter of the late Ralph and Florence Dunbar. Mrs. Slowe enjoyed caring for veterans and the elderly in the nursing profession throughout the Greater Boston area. She was the "rock" of her family. She was kind, caring, loving and was a best friend to all of her children and grandchildren. She was inseparable from her husband of 41 years. She was loved by all and will be missed by all who knew her.
The wife of 41 years of Thomas J. Slowe Jr. of Salem, she was the mother of Thomas M. Slowe and his wife, Maria, of Salem, Sharon Slowe of Derry and Kimberley Robinson and her husband, Wayne, of Derry NH, grandmother of Jonathan Slowe, Tyler Robinson, Kailee Robinson, Jordan Robinson, Bridget Slowe and Adrianna Robinson; sister of Ralph Dunbar of Maine, Virginia Gleason and her husband, Herbert, of Revere, Florence Tognarelli of Charlestown and the late Gertrude Secola. She is also survived by her loving dog, Kelly.
Funeral arrangements are by the Peabody Funeral Homes and Crematorium, Derry, NH. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 10 a.m. today, Wednesday, in St. Thomas Aquinas Church, 26 Crystal Ave., Derry, NH. Burial will be in Holy Cross Cemetery, Londonderry, NH. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to the ASPCA c/o Linda Tiramani, 520 8th Ave., 7th Floor, New York, NY, 10018; or to the Dachshund Rescue of North America, Inc., drna.org. For more information, please visit, www.peabodyfuneralhome.com
Salvatore ‘Sam’ Ferraguto
Salvatore "Sam" Ferraguto of Lexington, formerly of Somerville, died on April 11.
He was the beloved husband of 67 years of Laura C. (Barbosa); loving father of Andrew and his wife, Jacqueline, of Revere, Joseph and his wife, Dolores, of Texas, Philip and his wife, Sharon, of Arlington, Paul of Woburn and his late wife, Maria, and Thomas and his wife, Sonja, of Woburn; brother of James of North Dakota, Dominic of Medford, Joseph of Florida and the late George of Tewksbury. He is also survived by 12 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.
Funeral Services will be held at the Edward V. Sullivan Funeral Home, 43 Winn St., Burlington (Exit 34 off Rt. 128, Woburn side) today, Wednesday, April 14 at 11 a.m. Burial will be in Westview Cemetery, Lexington. Memorials in his name may be made to Boston Boy Choir, 29 Mount Auburn St., Cambridge, MA 02138 and/or Joslin Diabetes Center, Attn Development Office, 1 Joslin Place, Boston, MA 02115. For directions, obituary and online guestbook see www.sullivanfuneralhome.net
Retired Operator for AT&T
Eleanor B. (Gallagher) Rebholz of Olive Street, Revere, died on April 11. She was 101 years old.
The loving wife of the late Louis H. Rebholz, she was born in Wilmington and raised in Chelsea, the daughter of the late George and Agnes (Skiffington) Gallagher. She was a graduate of St. Rose High School in Chelsea. Mrs. Rebholz worked as an operator for AT & T and has been a resident of Revere for more than 50 years.
She was the sister of the late Catherine Doherty, George Gallagher, Edward Gallagher, Lillian Quirk, Martha Burkhardt and Mary Barnett and is survived by many loving nieces and nephews.
Her funeral will be held from the Porcella Funeral Home, 876 Winthrop Ave., Revere today, Wednesday, April 14 and will be followed by a funeral mass at the Immaculate Conception Church, 133 Beach St., Revere. Burial will be at Woodlawn Cemetery in Everett. Directions www.bisbeeporcella.com. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to "Spectrum" 600 Cummings Center, Beverly, MA 01915
Edna May McIntyre
Of Winthrop, formerly of Chelsea
Edna May (Chandler) McIntyre of Winthrop, formerly of Chelsea, died on April 11.
The beloved wife of the late Nathaniel G. McIntyre Sr., she was the devoted mother of Marie McIntyre of Winthrop, Nat McIntyre of Revere and the late Eleanor McIntyre. She was the sister of four late brothers and one late sister. She is also survived by two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Funeral Services will be conducted from the Anthony Memorial Funeral Home, 157 Washington Ave., Chelsea, today, Wednesday, April 14 at 11 a.m. Services will conclude with burial in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. Relatives and friends are most kindly invited to attend. Visiting Hours have been respectfully omitted. For online guestbook and directions, please visit www.AnthonyMemorial.com
MGH retiree, member of RSCHP
Helen M. (Pasquale) Strong of Revere died on April 8. She was 92 years old.
She was a Mass. General Hospital retiree, having worked as a receptionist and secretary for the GYN Clinic for more than 15 years until her 79th birthday in 1996. She was also member of the Revere Society for Cultural and Historic Preservation (RSCHP.) A graduate of Revere High School, Class of 1935, she was a lifelong Revere resident.
She was the daughter of the late Antonio and Albina (Lenzi) Pasquale, who came to Revere in 1920 and settled on Prospect Avenue. The family remains there until the present day. The wife of the late Walter E. Strong who died in 1973, she was the devoted mother of Wayne D. Strong and wife, Kimberly, of Melrose, Lawrence D. Strong and wife, Cynthia, Jacqueline M. Cates and her husband, James, all of Revere and Mark E. Strong and his wife, Janet D., of Billerica. One of 13 children, all raised and educated in Revere, she was the dear sister of Elsie Palermo and her husband, Joseph, Laura Vitukevich and her late husband, Joseph, all of Revere, Anthony Pasquale and wife, Doris, of Danvers and the late Emma Carter, Edith O’Hara, Esther A. Traverse, Dena Langone, Clara Pasquale, Albert A., James A. and Lawrence A. Pasquale. She is also lovingly survived by 11 grandchildren, seven great grandchildren and many nieces, nephews, grand nieces and grand nephews.
Family and friends are invited to attend her Funeral on Thursday, April 15, at 9:30 a.m. from the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway, (Rt. 107) Revere followed by a Funeral Mass in the Immaculate Conception Church, Revere at 10:30 a.m. Visiting hours are today, Wednesday only, from 4 to 8 p.m. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital , 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-1942.
Retired Registered Nurse
Jane E. (Baclawski) Boyd RN of Grantham, NH, formerly of Revere, Melrose and Stoneham, died at New London Hospital, New London, NH on April 6. She was 64 years old.
Born and raised in Springfield, the daughter of the late Wallace and Ellen (Reed) Baclawski, she moved to this area as a nursing student at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital. She lived in Melrose and Stoneham for more than 15 years and was a member of the Melrose Running Club. She was a star athlete who excelled in kyack, swimming and golf and a Registered Nurse at the Melrose Wakefield Hospital, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Youville Hospital in Cambridge.
Twenty years ago, she met the "love of her life" Robert H. Boyd, a Revere native and a resident of Ridge Road. They lived in Revere briefly and then moved to Stoneham. In April of 2006, the couple moved to Grantham, NH, where Mrs. Boyd worked for the Dartmouth-Hiscock Medical Center of Dartmouth, NH. She was diagnosed with lung cancer on December 17, 2009 and although her battle was strong and courageous, her illness was overwhelming and she passed away on April 6.
She leaves her husband of 20 years, Robert. She was the sister of the late Paul Baclawski; cherished sister-in-law of Barbara C. Pearson and her husband, Richard, of Grantham, NH and Jane L. Solari and her husband, Richard Solari, retired Revere Fire Lieutenant, of Sturbridge, MA. She is also lovingly survived by her aunt, Shirley Murray of Essex, one nephew, two nieces, three grandnieces and one grandnephew.
Funeral arrangements were by the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, Revere. Burial was in South View Cemetery, North Adams, MA. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to Lake Sunapee Region VNA Hospice, PO Box 2209, New London, NH 03257.
East Boston resident
Salvatore Imbrici of East Boston died on April 7.
A US Army veteran of World War II, he was a past member Post 608 and DAV 77.
He was the loving companion for many years to Josephine Keith of East Boston; dear brother of the late Ralph Imbrici, Angie Rella, Mary Proccacini, Rose Napolitano and Gilda Nigro and is also survived by his many cherished nieces and nephews.
Funeral arrangements were by the Ruggiero Mazzarella Memorial Home (Orient Heights) East Boston. Burial with Military Honors was held along side of his military family in the National Cemetery in Bourne.
Eleanor C. (McGrath) Carbone of Revere, formerly of Medford, died on April 6.
The beloved wife of the late Patrick F. Carbone, she was the loving mother of William V. Carbone and his wife, Karen, of Revere and the late Patrick V. Carbone; sister of the late Mary "Alice" Land; aunt of David J. Land of Maryland; mother-in-law of Sharron Fox; dear grandmother of Crystal Carbone, Cassandra Paradis and her husband, Derek, and great grandmother of Jason, Kyle and Aryanna.
Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the George L. Doherty Funeral Home, Somerville. Burial was in Oak Grove Cemetery, Medford. For more information, please visit: www.dohertyfuneralservice.com.
Former Revere resident
Gerard E. Breton, formerly of Wakefield, Reading and Revere, died on February 10.
He was the husband of the late Edith (Leone) Breton; father of Donna Forde and her husband, John, of Havertown, PA, Michael Breton and wife, Dawne L. Burns, of Charlestown, RI, Linda Franklin and husband, Don, of Charlotte, NC, Rita Stasia Mowry and husband, David, of Warwick, RI, Stephen Breton and wife, Wendy Dennis, of Wakefield and Laura Kittery and husband, Brian, of Stoughton; brother of the late Lawrence Nott, the late Pauline Rennie and the late Irene Sullivan, all of Revere. He is also survived by eight grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren and one great great grandchild.
His Memorial service will be held on Saturday, April 17 at the Unitarian Universalist Church, 326 Main St, Wakefield at 1 p.m. Relatives and friends may call at the McDonald Funeral Home, 19 Yale Ave, Wakefield, Friday, April 16, from 5 to 8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association , 311 Arsenal St, Watertown, MA 02472 or to the Unitarian Universalist Church 326 Main St, Wakefield, MA 01880. For obit, directions and guestbook, www.mcdonaldfs.com
Frank T. Lentini of Revere died unexpectedly on April 9.
He was the beloved husband of Susan Morgan of Revere; cherished father of Toni Lentini of Revere and Victoria Oliva of Billerica; loving son of Victoria (Sawtelle) Lentini and the late Anthony "Tony" Lentini; dear brother of Anthony Lentini and his wife, Alice. of Winthrop, his twin brother John Lentini and his wife, Yvonne, of Malden, Michael Lentini and his girl friend, Charletha, of Revere and Danielle Oliva and her husband, David, of Billerica.
Funeral arrangements were by Vazza’s "Beechwood" Funeral Home, Revere. Burial was private at Mr. Lentini’s request. Please, no flowers. For guest book, please visit: www.vazzafunerals.com.
Retired Chelsea Memorial Hospital Bookkeeper
Esther (Levine) Burstein of Revere, formerly of Chelsea, died on April 10. She was 87 years old.
Born in Scranton, PA, she spent most of her life in Chelsea and Revere. She was educated in the Chelsea and Revere schools and graduated from Revere High School, Class of 1940. Mrs. Burstein was a retired bookkeeper for the Chelsea Memorial Hospital. Active in her community, she was a member of Pioneer Women, a Chelsea Hebrew School Pianist, a member of the Jack Satter House Tenant’s Association and a den mother for the Cub Scouts.
She was the devoted mother of Paul Burstein and his wife, Dotty, and Nadine Hubbell and her husband, Jim; loving grandmother of Rachel Burstein and her husband, Jeremy Schifeling, and Will Burstein.
Services were held at the Torf Funeral Chapel, Chelsea. Burial was in Everett. Memorial observance will continue today, Wednesday, at the home of Paul and Dotty Burstein from 7 to 9 p.m. Contributions in her memory may be made to the Jack Satter House Tenant’s Association, 420 Revere Beach Blvd., Revere, MA 02151. For online guestbook and directions, please visit the funeral home website: www.torfuneralservice.com
Of Peabody, formerly of Revere
Max E. Toder of Peabody, formerly of Malden and Revere, died on April 9. He was 97 years old.
He was the devoted husband of the late Ann (Zeldis) Toder; beloved father of Bryna "Bunny" and Sam Tabasky and Mark Toder; cherished grandfather of Jonathan and Kerri Tabasky, Rachel and Scott Zalvan and Shari and Jason Levy; adored great grandfather of Jordan, Maya and Anna Tabasky, Jack, Ava and Nathan Zalvan, Adam and Talya Levy; dear brother of the late Lillian Lovins, Albert Toder and Florence Weintraub.
Funeral arrangements were by the Goldman Funeral Chapel, Malden. Burial was in Peabody. Condolence calls may be made at the Tabasky residence. 3 Lebeau Drive, Middleton, through Thursday from 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. with a Minyan each evening at 7 p.m. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made to Woodbridge Assisted Living Center 240 Lynnfield St. Peabody 01960 or Temple Tifereth Israel 539 Salem St. Malden 02148. For online condolences go to www.goldmanfc.com.
Member of Historical Society, VFW and DAV
Virginia K. (Kehoe) Sasso of Revere died on April 5 at Cambridge Hospital following a long and courageous battle with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. She was 85 years old.
She was a graduate of Revere High School, Class of 1942, and worked for Employers’ Group Insurance in Park Square, Boston for 10 years before retiring. She was an active member of the Immaculate Conception Parish Community and the Revere Society for Cultural & Historic Preservation, Ladies Auxiliary-VFW Post 6712 and a life member of DAV.
She was the wife of the late Robert L. Sasso who died in September of 2001; the devoted mother of Linda J. Langone and her fiancé, Robert Halstrom, of Bedford, Joanne M. Chapais and her companion, Ronald Robinson, of Bolton, CT, and Robert L. Sasso Jr. and his wife, Barbara A., of Melrose; cherished grandmother of Steve Langone and his wife, Kimberly, Shaun Langone and his wife, Aline, all of Dracut, Nichole Chapais and her companion, Peter Lancaster, of Waltham and Thom Chapais of Waterboro, ME. She came from a large family of 15 children, who all from Revere at one time and were schooled here. She was the dear sister of Marilyn Carroll and her husband, Lawrence, Joseph Kehoe and his wife, Rita, all of Revere, and the late Dorothy Gallagher, Annie Hayes, Florence Hartnett, Isabelle Constantino, George, Charles, Frederick and Edward A. Kehoe Jr., James, Warren, Thomas and Walter Kehoe. She is also lovingly survived by five great grandchildren, many nieces, nephews, grand nieces, grand nephews and her canine companion "Foxy."
Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, Revere. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery, In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital , 501 St. Jude Pl., Memphis, TN38105-1942.
East Boston resident
Frances DiTomasso of East Boston died on April 7. She was in her 94th year.
She was the beloved daughter of the late Justino and Maria (Pelusi) DiTomasso; dear sister of Peter DiTomasso of East Boston, Helen Cogliani of Revere, Mary Bikowski and her husband, Stanley, of Revere and the late Santo, Domenic, Antonio, Phyllis and Angelina. She is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.
Funeral arrangements were by The Rapino Memorial Home, East Boston. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. For online condolences visit www.rapinomemorialhome.com
Maurice ‘Moe’ DiBlasi
Retired City of Revere Health Inspector
Maurice J. "Moe" DiBlasi of Revere died peacefully on April 9. He was 91 years old.
Born in Boston’s West End and a lifelong resident of Revere, he proudly served in the U.S. Navy. With his father and brothers, he owned the Corner Fruit Store on Blackstone Street in Boston. He was the Health Inspector for the City of Revere until his retirement at the age of 75. He was an active member of the Revere Chapter, Knights of Columbus currently serving as their Chancellor and a life long communicant of the Immaculate Conception Church, serving as an usher. His passion was his family and his life was filled with family celebrations, dancing with his wife, playing cribbage with friends, golfing and enjoying the sunshine.
He was the beloved husband for 65 years of Louise A. (Moschella) DiBlasi; devoted father of Marianne Ostrowski and her husband, Ronald, Joyce DiBlasi, Maurine Fischer and her husband, Jerome, Philip and his fiancé, Natasha; dear brother of Joseph, Salvatore and his wife, Louise, Josephine LeClair and her husband, Norman, Anna Merlina and her husband, Augustine.; loving grandfather of Kristen DiBlasi, Erik Ostrowski and his wife, Ann, Mark Ostrowski and his wife, Shayne, Matthew Fischer and his wife, Diana; adoring great-grandfather of Max, Jackson, Delilah, James and Colby Ostrowski. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews, cousins and honored to be Godfather of Linda Spinazolla and Mila Moschella.
Funeral arrangements were by the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, Revere. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery.
Rosemarie ‘Chickie’ Wallace
Rosemarie "Chickie" (Palladino) Wallace of Winthrop, formerly of Orient Heights East Boston, died on March 25.
She was the beloved wife of the late John A. Wallace; mother of Mark S. Wallace and his wife, Beth Tallent, of Winthrop and lovingly missed by Mark, Beth, John, James, Danele and Rhonda.
Family and friends are invited to attend a Memorial Mass on Saturday, April 17 at 10 a.m. in St John the Evangelist Church, Winthrop Street, Winthrop. For guest book, visit: www.vazzafunerals.com
Lifelong Revere resident
Lawrence Romanelli of Revere died on April 8. He was 78 years old.
Born, raised and a lifelong resident of Revere, he was a graduate of Revere High School.
He is survived by his sister Maria O’Callaghan and her husband, John, and family.
Funeral arrangements were by the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons – Bruno Funeral Home, Revere. Burial was in Holy Cross Cemetery.
Of Revere, formerly of East Boston
Angela (Arcadipane) Ciampa of Revere, formerly of East Boston, died recently. She was in her 96th year.
She was the beloved wife of Felice Ciampa with whom she shared 50 years of marriage; dear sister of the late Andrew Arcadipane; fond aunt of John, Andrew, Joseph Arcadipane, Andrew Pace, Theresa Leggiero, Immaculata Forziati and Carmine, Anthony and John Ciampa.
Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Vazza’s "Beechwood" Funeral Home, Revere. Entombment was in the Mausoleum at Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. For guest book, www.vazzafunerals.com
Concetta ‘Connie’ Nazarian
Concetta R. "Connie" (Imbrescia) Nazarian of Revere died on April 8.
She was the cherished daughter of the late Philip and Carmella (Cataldo) Imbrescia; loving mother of Joseph Nazarian and Phyllis Skillin and her husband, Richard, all of Revere; dear sister of Lucy Koval of Tewksbury, Theresa Harris of Revere, Caroline Kausissi and Nunzio Imbrescia and his wife, Jean, all of Peabody and the late Joseph Imbrescia and Rosemarie Bauman; cherished grandmother of three and great grandmother of six.
Funeral arrangements were completed by Vazza’s "Beechwood" Funeral Home, Revere. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. For guestbook: www.vazzafunerals.com
Luisa (Vozzella) DiIorio of Roslindale, formerly of Torre Le Nocelle, Italy, died on April 7.
She was the beloved wife of the late Arcangelo DiIorio; loving Mother of Emilio DiIorio of Revere, Aldo P. DiIorio of Roslindale and Cheryl Kehayias and her husband, George, of Roslindale; loving Nonie of Adrianna, Angelo, Gabriella, Isabella, Gulianna, Neena, and Vittoria; dear sister of Alberto Vozzella of Roslindale.
Funeral arrangements were by the F. J. Higgins Funeral Home, Roslindale. Entombment was in Christ in the Garden Mausoleum of St. Michael’s Cemetery. In Lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Heart Assoc. 20 Speen St. Framingham, MA 01701. For on-line guestbook please visit www.fjhiggins.com.
Worked for MassPort
Angelo P. Tentindo of Peabody, formerly of Revere and East Boston, died on April 7 at Lahey Clinic in Burlington.
A former MassPort employee, he was born in East Boston, the son of the late Nunzio and Teresa (DiGuardi); beloved husband of Madeline (Colacchio); devoted father of Denis Tentindo and his wife, Betsy, of Revere, Kenneth Tentindo "former RPD" and his wife, Christine, of Danvers and Janice Susi and her husband, Paul, of Grafton; dear brother of Anthony Tentindo of Reading and the late Salvatore, Ernest, Frank, Helen Dalto, Rachael Tentindo and Marie D’Allesandro, He is also survived by 11 loving grandchildren and five great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral arrangements were by the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, Revere. Entombment was in Holy Cross Mausoleum. Memorial donations may be made to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, 9 Erie Drive Natick, Ma 01760. For guest book please visit www.Buonfiglio.com
Of Revere, formerly of Chelsea
Helen J. (Nicewicz) Smith of Revere, formerly of Chelsea, died on April 7. She was 87 years old.
Born and raised in Chelsea, she was the daughter of the late John and Antonina (Grodzka) Nicewicz. She attended St. Stanislaus Parochial School in Chelsea. She married in 1945, and raised her family in Chelsea. An independent women, to support her family she worked outside her home at various area factories such as Schrafts Candies, Forbes Litho / Metropolitan Greeting Cards and Polaroid. A Revere resident since 1960, she was a frequent visitor at the Revere Senior Center.
She was a self-sufficient person who continued caring for herself her entire life. She enjoyed music and was a talented musician. As a young lady, she was the drummer and played together with her brothers in a band led by their father during the 40’s and 50’s. She also entertained family and friends playing the accordion and during many occasion she would spontaneously entertain folks playing a "jaw harp"
She was the wife of the late Charles F. Smith; devoted mother of Charles A. Smith, Carol A. Crosscup and her husband, Dennis, all of Middleton; dear sister of Genevieve Piasecki of Nahant, the late Alexander, Chester, Zigmund, Walter and Stanley Nicewicz; dear friend and neighbor of Francis Leonard; cherished grandmother of Dorene and Julie Smith, Denyse Morrissey and Dennis Crosscup; adored great-grandmother of James Vincent Morrissey, Lucas Matthew Crosscup and the late Matthew John Morrissey.
Funeral arrangements were by the Anthony Memorial Funeral Home, Chelsea. Burial will be held in Oakdale Cemetery, Middleton at a later date. For online guestbook and obituary, please visit www.AnthonyMemorial.com.
Linda M. (Paquette) LaVallee of Revere died unexpectedly on April 6 with her family at her side. She was 56 years old.
She was a very loving and generous person who will be missed greatly by her loved ones and her precious kitties.
She was the beloved daughter of the late Raymond and Louise (Gleason) Paquette. She grew up in Wellesley and graduated from Wellesley High School in 1971 and the Peabody School of Hairdressing in Norwood. She was a talented beautician for many years in the Wellesley area. She lived many years in and around Worcester, working with care and compassion in several area hospitals, before relocating to Revere in 2004.
She leaves her close and loving friends Henry James, with whom she lived, her sisters Patricia Phillips and husband, Stephen, of Franklin, Sandra Lawrence and husband, Michael, of Grafton and her brother Raymond Paquette and his wife, Karin Baker, of Florence as well as her devoted and very close aunt, Grace Gleason, of Wellesley. Affectionately known by her nieces and nephews as "Lulu", she leaves Geoffrey and Meagan Phillips, Michelle and Nicholas Lawrence, and Samuel and Jeremy Baker-Paquette. She was blessed to have many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.
Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the George F. Doherty & Sons Funeral Home, Wellesley. In lieu of flowers donations may be made in her memory to the Hepatitis C Support Project, PO Box 427037, San Francisco, CA 94142-7037, htttps://www250. safesecureweb.com/hcvadvocate/donations.htm (415) 587-8908 (checks should be made out to: The Tides enter/Hepatitis C. Support Project). For online guestbook, www.gfdoherty.com
Of California, formerly of Revere
Joanne (Ausiello) Winnerman passed away after a two-year battle with pancreatic cancer on March 31 at the Parkview Hospice House in San Diego, California. She was 76 years old.
Born in Winthrop on March 9, 1934, she was the beloved daughter of the late John and Florence (Gegan) Ausiello. She grew up on Shirley Avenue in Revere and attended local schools.
She was first married to Alfred Signore and had four children. She worked outside of her home and raised her three sons and one daughter while residing in Malden and Revere. She later married Arnold "Beebe" Winnerman, had her fifth child, and settled for a time in Burlington. She and her husband later retired to Deltona, FL.
She has been a resident of El Cajon, CA for the past 13 years and enjoyed her life as being "Nana" to all her grandchildren.
She was the beloved wife of the late Arnold "Beebe" Winnerman, who died in 1993; the devoted mother of Richard "Ricky" Signore and his wife, Diane, Randall "Randy" Signore and his wife, Rose, all of El Cajon, CA., Alfred "Rusty" Signore and his wife, Angela, of Manhattan, KS, Todd Winnerman and his wife, Nely, of Temple, TX and her daughter, the late Renee Signore, who died in 1976. She is survived by her sister, Dolores Renz of Revere, 14 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. She was the sister of the late Jack and Frank Ausiello.
Funeral arrangements were by the Frank A. Welsh & Son’s Funeral Home, Chelsea. Graveside Services were held at Puritan Lawn Memorial Park.
Should friends desire, contributions in her memory may be made to the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network online at http://www.pancan.orgor by calling 877-272-6226. For online guestbook, please visit www.WelshFuneralHome.com.
Joseph DiLuigi Sr.
Former Proprietor of DiLuigi Brothers Plumbing
Joseph A. DiLuigi Sr. died in Revere on April 6 following a long illness. He was 83 years old.
A US Army veteran of World War II, he was a member of the Saugus VFW Post, the Malden Moose and former proprietor of DiLuigi Brothers Plumbing of Revere.
He was the husband of the late Mary (Camiolo); cherished father of Deborah A. Ferlito and her husband, Frank J., of Revere, June Enck and her husband, Dr. Richard Enck MD, of Guilford, NH, Darlene Tsakos and her husband, Dr. Nicholas Tsakos DDS, of Boston, Susan Austin of Charleston, SC, Lisa Kelley and her husband, Tomas Sandstrom, of Lulea, Sweden, Marie Higgins and her husband, Robert, of Concord, MA and the late Joseph A. DiLuigi, Jr.; devoted brother of Lisa Salimbene of Woburn, Lillian DePari of Lynnfield and the late Christine M. McQuaid, Louis, Domenic and Frank DiLuigi. He is also lovingly survived by 12 grandchildren, two great granddaughters and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral arrangements were by the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, Revere. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Patients Recreation Fund at the Bedford VA Medical Ctr., 200 Springs Rd., Bedford, MA 01730.
Pasquale ‘Pat’ Angelo
City of Boston employee
Pasquale "Pat" Angelo of East Boston died on April 6.
A US Navy veteran of the Korean War, he was employed by the City of Boston.
He was the cherished son of the late Leonardo and Anna (DiFina) Angelo; loving brother of the late Anthony "Tony" Angelo and his wife, Joanne (Bellante) Angelo of Malden; fond uncle of many nieces and nephews.
Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Vazza’s "Beechwood" Funeral Home, Revere. Burial was in St. Michael’s Cemetery, Boston. For guest book, please visit: www.vazzafunerals.com.