Obituaries 05-26-2010

May 26, 2010
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Camillo Petrangelo

Malden resident

Camillo Petrangelo of Malden, formerly of Ortona, Italy, died on May 23.

The beloved husband of the late Concetta "Tina" (Saraceni), he was the loving father of Pasquale Petrangelo and his wife, Rosemary, of Revere and Marilena Savino and her husband, Jerry, of Malden. He is survived by six loving grandchildren, David A. "Camillo", Angela, Andrea, John, Jerry "Camillo" and Elaina. He was the loving brother of Gabriele, Domenico, Fiorina and Annetta, all of Italy, and the late Maria and Tilda as well as many loving nieces and nephews.

His Funeral will be held from the Salvatore Rocco and Sons Funeral Home, 331 Main St., Everett, today, Wednesday, May 26 at 9 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass at St. Francis Church Medford at 10 a.m. Entombment will be at Woodlawn Cemetery Mausoleum. Relatives and friends are kindly invited. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to the American Lung Association, 460 Totten Pond Rd., Waltham, MA 02451 www.roccofuneralhomes.com

 

Charles Dunbar, 77

Chief Bridge operator for MDC for 53 years

Charles J. Dunbar, formerly of Revere and East Boston, died iat the Radius Specialt hospital of Quincy on May 23 following a long illness. He was 77 years old.

Mr. Dunbar was born and raised in East Boston and lived there until moving to Revere in 1956. He lived in Revere until three years ago when he moved to Whitman, MA with his son and daughter.

Mr. Dunbar was a 1951 graduate of East Boston High School. He joined the US Navy in January of 1952 and served until January of 1960. He was also a member of the Naval Reserve. He worked for the MDC (now the Mass. Department of Conservation and Recreation) for more than 50 years as Chief Bridge Operator. His stations with the MDC were the Charles River Bridge, GE Bridge, New Charles Bridge and the Woods Memorial Bridge.

He was the beloved husband of 58 years to Barbara A. (Cataldo); devoted father of Kathleen A. Loretti-Cox and her husband, Steven Cox, of Nashville, TN, Janice B. Dunbar, Stephen C. Dunbar and his wife, Kathleen, all of Whitman and Michael G. Dunbar and his wife, Leanne, of West Peabody; cherished "Papa" to Heather Loretti of Winthrop, Lauren Loretti of New York, Stephen C. Dunbar Jr., Casey-Anne Dunbar, Marissa Dunbar all of Whitman, and Daniel S. Dunbar of West Peabody; dear brother of Agnes "Kay" Hamilton and her late husband, Thomas, of Sarasota, FL, Barbara A. Bruno and her husband, Philip, of Bedford and the late Boston Deputy Fire Chief Thomas G. Dunbar. He is also lovingly survived by several nieces and nephews.

Family and friends are invited to attend his funeral from the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Rte 107) Revere, on Thursday, May 27 at 9:30 a.m. 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. Parking is available in the lot left of the funeral home. Burial will be in the Mass National Cemetery, Bourne. In lieu of flowers remembrances may be made to the NE Shelter for Homeless Veterans, 17 Court St., Boston, MA 02108.

 

Ernest ‘Ernie’ D’Alosio

Of Revere, formerly of East Boston

Ernest "Ernie" D’Alosio of Revere, formerly of East Boston, died on May 24.

A US Army veteran of World War II, he was the beloved husband of Elvira (DiPrimio) D’Alosio with whom he shared 64 years of marriage; loving father of Donna Church of Maryland, Ernie D’Alosio of New Hampshire and Patricia Pitari and her husband, Richard, of Georgetown; dear brother of the late Eleanor Contestabile, Mafalda D’Alosio, Alfred and Gino D’Alosio; cherished grandfather of six and great grandfather of four.

Family and friends may visit today, Wednesday, from 4 to 6 p.m. in Vazza’s "Beechwood" Funeral Home, 262 Beach St., Revere. The funeral procession will form Thursday morning at 10 a.m. from the funeral home parking lot. Burial will be in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. For directions and guest book, please visit: www.vazzafunerals.com

 

Geraldine Lee Scearbo

Of Saugus, formerly of Revere

Geraldine Lee (Roberto) Scearbo of Saugus, formerly of Revere, died on May 23.

The beloved wife of Frank Scearbo, she was the devoted mother of Kristin Bell and her husband, James Capobianco, of Ashland, Jaime Bell and Billy Megan of Taunton; loving daughter of Frank A. Roberto of Revere and the late Florence Lee (Grasso).

Her Funeral will be held from the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons – Bruno Funeral Home, 128 Revere St., Revere on Thursday, May 27 at 10 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Anthony’s Church 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.

 

Paul Needel, 87

Florida resident

Paul Needel of Delray Beach, Florida, formerly of Randolph, died on May 23. He was 87 years old.

Mr. Needel was a Past Treasurer of the Dorchester Roxbury Mattapan Association and a Coast Guard veteran of World War II.

He was the beloved husband of Sheila (Vernon) Needel; loving father of Howard Needel and his wife, Karynn, of Marblehead and Adam Needel of Braintree; dear grandfather of Ellyn and Justyn Needel.

Graveside Services were held at Boylston Lodge Memorial Park, West Roxbury. Memorial Observance will conclude today, Wednesday, at the home of Adam Needel from 1 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. Memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association , 311 Arsenal St., Watertown, MA 02472. Brezniak-Rodman Chapel www.brezniakrodman.com

 

Paul Centofanti

Orient Heights resident

Paul P. Centofanti of Orient Heights, East Boston died by accident on May 18.

A US Army Veteran of the Vietnam War, he was the beloved husband of Sonya (Kenney) Centofanti; father of Lisa Polito and Tara Leary, both of Lynn, Andrea Centofanti of Revere and Mallory S. Hanley; cherished son of Lucy (Moscone) Centofanti of Florida and the late Alfred "Chippy"; dear brother of Alfred of Nevada, Ann Gardela of Florida, Clorinda DiMeo and Robert Centofanti; cherished grandfather of Ava, Alessio, Isabella, Domenic and Evan.

His Funeral will be held from Vazza’s "Beechwood" Funeral Home, 262 Beach St., Revere, today, Wednesday, at 10 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in the Immaculate Conception Church, Revere at 11 o’clock. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery. For directions and guestbook www.vazzafunerals.com

 

Paul Schneider, 47

Former Revere resident

Paul D. Schneider, a former resident of Revere, died accidently in Bartlett, NH on May 17. He was 47 years old.

A US Army veteran, he was the beloved son of the late Eleanor A. (McNeil) and Walter F. Schneider; dear brother of Ellie A. Haney and her husband, Daniel, of Littleton, CO, Stephen H. Schneider and his wife, Patricia, of Swampscott, Donald F. Schneider of Revere and Mark T. Schneider and his wife, Patricia, of Nashua, NH; cherished uncle to Jennifer, Eric, Thomas, Kurt, Jillian, Lisa, Dana, Cory, Callie, Annie, Nicole, Roman, Tristan and Olivia; devoted nephew of Margaret M. Korte and her husband, Donald, of Windsor, CT and Maryann J. Lowry and her husband, David, of Intervale, NH. He is also lovingly survived by Susan Schneider and John P. Withrow, both of Camario, CA and Bob Hogan of Wells, ME.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, Revere. Burial was private. In lieu of flowers remembrances may be made to the N.E. Shelter for Homeless Veterans, 17 Court St., Boston, MA 02108.

 

Camille Slocum

Revere resident

Camille L. (Cataldo) Slocum of Revere died on May 22. She was in her 93rd year.

She was the beloved wife of Richard D. Slocum with whom she shared 46 years of marriage; loving mother of Kenneth Nobile Sr. of Revere; dear sister of the late Dorothy West, Lena Marino and Dominic Cataldo; cherished grandmother of Kristine Rizzo. Kevin and Kenneth Nobile Jr. and great grandmother of Nikolas, Josef, Zak, Hailey and Kevin Jr.

Her Funeral will be held from Vazza’s "Beechwood" Funeral Home, 262 Beach Street, Revere today, Wednesday, at 8 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in the Immaculate Conception Church, Revere at 9 o’clock. Entombment will be in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. For directions and guest book, please visit: www.vazzafunerals.com.

 

Augustino ‘Babe’ Liguri

Of Revere, formerly of East Boston

Augustino R. "Babe" Liguri of Revere, formerly of East Boston, died on May 22.

A member of Laborers Union Local 22, he was the beloved husband of Margaret ( Briganti) with whom he shared 62 years of marriage; dear brother of the late Rose Ascolillo, Katy Alio and Louis Liguri; adored uncle of many nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grand nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by Vazza’s "Beechwood" Funeral Home, Revere. Burial was in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. For guest book www.vazzafunerals.com.

 

Carmela Falcucci

Revere resident

Carmela Falcucci of Revere died on May 22.

She was the beloved daughter of Giovanna and the late Leonardo A. Falcucci; dear sister of Frederico Falcucci of Cambridge, Angelo Falcucci of Revere, Grace Nicoloro of Cambridge, Philip Falcucci of East Boston, Anthony and John Falcucci of Revere and Angela Sbordone of Boston. She is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons – Bruno Funeral Home, Revere.

 

Gerry DeSisto

Chelsea resident, formerly of Revere

Gerry (Grasso) DeSisto of Chelsea, formerly of Revere and East Boston, died on May 14.

She was the loving mother of Doreen Perez of Revere and Sharon DeSisto of New Hampshire; beloved daughter of Nellie (Dotolo) Grasso of Revere and the late Salvatore Grasso; dear sister of Dennis Grasso of Revere; cherished grandmother of four grandchildren and one great grandchild.

Funeral and burial was private. Arrangements were entrusted to Vazza’s "Beechwood" Funeral Home. For on line guest book. www.vazzafunerals.com.

 

Robert Kenneth Miller

City of Boston employee, Toastmasters member

Robert Kenneth Miller, a 27 year resident of Weymouth, formerly of Revere, died on May 20 at the Colonial Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. He was 67 years old.

Born in Winthrop and raised in Revere, he was educated in the Revere schools and was a graduate of Revere High School and Burdett College. He was a long time employee of the City of Boston, a member of Congregation Sha’Aray Shalom of Hingham and a long time member of the Toastmaster Organization. He also enjoyed storytelling, country music, reading, crossword puzzles and spending time with his beloved cat "Muffin".

The beloved husband of Naomi (Fogel) Miller, he was the devoted stepfather of Nancy Miller and her husband, Paul, and David Wolfson and his fiancé, Sarah Snell; the loving son of Morris and Ida Miller; the dear brother of Diane Freedman and her husband, Alan, and Tomas Miller and his wife, Barbara; loving grandfather of Marc Miller. He was the devoted uncle of Sheri Freedman, Elizabeth Miller and Matthew Miller. He is also survived by his beloved cat "Muffin".

A graveside service was held at the New Tifereth Israel of Everett Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Kidney Foundation 11 Vanderbilt Ave. Norwood, MA 02062.

 

Arthur Davis

Retired Civil Engineer

Arthur H. Davis of Peabody, formerly of Revere, died on May 20 at Brooksby Village Renaissance Gardens in Peabody with his family at his side. He was 86 years old.

A US Navy veteran of World War II, he was a Civil Engineer with the Commonwealth of Massachusetts traffic engineering dept.

He was the husband of the late Eileen R. (O’Toole) Davis and is survived by his children and their spouses, Arthur D. Davis of Peabody, Kathleen M. "Kathie" and Wayne Melville, Patricia D. "Patti" and Donald Schaffer, all of Salem, and Peter J. and Leigh Davis of Lakewood, WA; his siblings, Donald Davis of Ocean Springs, MS, and Jeannie Siemasco and her husband Edward of Sandwich; his grandchildren, Arthur Davis of Vermont, Alison Davis of Maryland, Meghan and Clay Foster of Vermont, Michael Melville of Springfield, Dawn and Geoff Regan of Peabody, Zachary and Nicholas Davis of Washington; three great grandchildren, Emmett and Skylar Foster of Vermont and Molly Regan of Peabody; two cousins, Edward "Buddy" and June Croke of Milton; a former daughter-in-law, Gail Davis of Vermont; and his many nieces, nephews and friends. He was the son of the late Franklin and Nora (Quinn) Davis and brother of the late Franklin Davis.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Conway, Cahill-Brodeur Funeral Home, Peabody. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. Memorial contributions may be made in Arthur Davis’ name to Brooksby Village Renaissance Gardens, 100 Brooksby Village Dr., Peabody, MA 01960 or to Seasons Hospice, 275 Grove St., Newton, MA 02158. For directions, online obituary and memorial guest book please visit www.ccbfuneral.com.

 

Carl Mansfield Sr.

Worked for Carmote Paint and Rafey & Swanson Paint Companies

Carl A. Mansfield Sr. died on May 16 in his Chelsea home after a one month cancer illness. He was 85 years old.

Born in Revere, he grew up in Chelsea, son of the late Charles F. and Lillian A. (Buzzell) Mansfield. He attended local schools. In December of 1942, on his 18th birthday, he left Chelsea High School to enlist in the US Navy. He served in World War II and was honorably discharged at the rank of EM 2Cl in 1946.

He returned to Chelsea and married Phyllis V. (Hazelton.) Together they shared 40 years residing in Chelsea to raise their daughter and son. He worked as a Maintenance Mechanic for local paint factories, Carmote Paint and Raffey and Swanson Co.

His wife, Phyllis, died in 1987, and for the last 20 years he has enjoyed the company of his dear friend, Wilma, watched his two granddaughters grow to successful young ladies, enjoyed traveling, visits to his daughter and son in law in Florida, shared his home with his son, and was blessed to see his great-granddaughter, Chloe.

He was the beloved husband of 40 years of the late Phyllis V. (Hazelton) Mansfield; best friend and loving companion of 20 years to Wilma Stevens of Revere; devoted father of Theresa Tomasik and her husband, Richard, of Florida and Carl Mansfield Jr. of Chelsea; cherished grandfather of Michelle Tomasik of San Francisco, CA, Kathleen Black and her husband, Eric, of Santa Monica. CA; adored great grandfather of Chloe Black; dear brother of the late Gertrude Foley, Margaret Dempsey, Lillian Robinson, Charles Mansfield Jr. and John Mansfield.

A Memorial Service and burial in Woodlawn Cemetery will take place in late June. Date and time will be announced by the funeral home. Should friends desire, contributions in his memory may be made to St. Jude Tribute Program, P.O. Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, TN 38148-0142. For online guestbook, please visit www.WelshFuneralHome.com. Arrangements are entrusted to the care and direction of the Frank A. Welsh and Sons Funeral Home.

 

Grace Murray

Retired Soldier’s Home Secretary

Grace (Keating) Murray of Beachmont Revere died on May 19 at the Everett Nursing and Rehabilitation Center following a brief illness. She was 95 years old.

Mrs. Murray was a retired secretary with 35 years of service at the Chelsea Soldier’s Home.

Mrs. Murray was born in East Boston, the daughter of the late John Keating and Anna B. (Clemens) Keating. She was the wife of the late William J. Murray and the mother of William J. Murray Jr. of Revere; sister of the late Albert Keating and Margaret Barron and is also survived by her nephews, Paul Barron of Texas and Albert Barron of Florida.

A graveside service was held at the Holy Cross Cemetery in Malden with prayers by the Rev. Vincent Gianni. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the O’Maley Funeral Home, Winthrop.

 

Ellen Lovaglio

GE retiree

Ellen M. (Murray) Lovaglio, a lifelong Revere resident, died on May 19 following a brief illness at Mass. General Hospital in Boston. She was 88 years old.

Born and raised in Revere, she was a 1939 graduate of Revere High school and worked at General Electric of Lynn and Wilmington for more than 39 years retiring in 1980.

She was a long time devotee and generous supporter of the Immaculate Conception Parish.

She was the beloved wife of 48 years of Thomas J. Lovaglio; cherished sister of Margaret E. Corbett and the Rev. John I. Murray, both of Helena, MT., William J. Murray and his wife, Kathleen, of Norwich, Ct., Marie T. McDermott of Stoneham, Elizabeth A. Spezzaferri of Manchester, N.H. and the late James T. and Francis J. Murray. She was the daughter of the late Daniel F. and Mary T. (Doherty) Mrray. Never having children, she and her husband became surrogate parents to their 24 nieces and nephews and 42 grand nieces and grand 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 Restoration Fund at Immaculate Conception Church, 22 Lowe St., Revere, MA. 02151.

 

Pasquale Logiudice

World War II POW

Pasquale P. "Pat" Logiudice of Daytona Beach, FL, formerly of East Boston, died on May 18.

A US Army veteran of World War II and an ex P.O.W., he was the loving son of the late Antonio and Mary (Sammartino) Logiudice; dear brother of Ida Bartnick of Ocala, FL, Dolores Logiudice of Revere, Anthony Logiudice and his wife, Nancy, of Swampscott and the late Frank Logiudice and Francis Y. Batchelor. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Frank A. Welsh & Son’s Funeral Home, Chelsea. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. For online guestbook please visit www.WelshFuneralHome.com.

 

George ‘Sonny’ Olivar

Ironworkers Union Business Agent

George M. "Sonny" Olivar of Revere, formerly of Reading, died on May 13. He was 69 years old.

A US Army Vietnam veteran and a member of Special Forces, he was the Business Agent for Local 7 Ironworkers Union.

He was the devoted father of Mara Olivar of Somerville, Daniel Olivar of Revere, Robert Olivar of Germany and Jeannie Olivar of Arizona and the former husband of Maureen A. Mahoney.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Doherty – Barile Family Funeral Home, Reading. To send a memorial condolence www.barilefuneral.com.

 

Jenny LaFratta

East Boston resident

Jenny (Cioffi) LaFratta of East Boston died on May 18.

She was the beloved mother of Patricia Petrizzi and her husband, Nicholas, of East Boston, Joseph LaFratta and his wife, Dorothy, of Revere and the late Frank LaFratta Jr.; grandmother of Joseph, Mark and Christopher LaFratta, Deanna Yannous and Nicholas Petrizzi Jr.; great-grandmother of Matteo Yannous, Jake and Isabella LaFratta; former wife of Frank LaFratta Sr.; sister of the late Emily Speciale, Mary Hetu, Michelina Morelli, Lena Bochetti, Joseph, Bernard, Anthony and Rico Cioffi.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Magrath Funeral Home, East Boston. Burial was in Holy Cross Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory to Don Orione Home, 111 Orient Ave, East Boston 02128 or AllCare Hospice, 16 City Hall Sq., Lynn 01901 would be appreciated. www.MagrathFuneralHome.com.

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