Obituaries 06-02-2010

June 5, 2010
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Warren Stacy

Colonial Ham retiree, member of American Legion and Teamsters

Warren C. Stacy of Winthrop died at the Melrose Wakefield Hospital on June 1 after a long illness. He was 84 years old.

Born in Wells, Maine, the son of the late Mary (Kelly) and Ernest Stacy, he resided in Winthrop for 42 years. He was a Navy Veteran of World War II, a member of Winthrop Post American Legion & Teamster’s Local 25. Prior to his retirement he was employed by Colonial Ham.

He was the beloved husband of Jean (Foster) and the devoted father of Linda Stacy and Steven Stacy, both of Winthrop, and the loving uncle of John Stacy of California and Kathy Stacy of Revere.

Services will be conducted at the Caggiano Funeral Home, 147 Winthrop St., Winthrop on Thursday, June 3 at 10 a.m. Visitation prior to the service commencing at 9 a.m. Relatives and friends are cordially invited. Burial in the Massachusetts National Cemetery will be private. To sign his online guest book go to www.caggianofuneralhome.com

 

Christine Antinick

Lifelong Revere resident

Christine (Cook) Antinick, a lifelong resident of Revere, died unexpectedly at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston on May 30. She was 41 years old.

Born and raised in Revere, she was a graduate of Revere High School, Class of 1987.

She was the daughter of Linda T. (Allen) Cook-McNamara of Surprise, Arizona and her husband, James, and the late Joseph Cook; the wife of Paul Antinick of Somerville and the mother of Daniel P. Antinick of Epping, NH; sister of Jennifer L. Simonetti and her husband, Michael, of Revere and aunt of Faith E. Cook of Revere. She is also lovingly survived by Richard Drew of Everett and several aunts, uncles and cousins.

Visiting hours will be held on Friday, June 4 from 4 to 8 p.m. in the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Route 107) Revere. Her Funeral Service will be held in the Funeral Home on Friday evening at 6:15 p.m. Remembrances may be made to the Susan B. Komen Cancer Research Fund at the Mass. General Hospital, Boston, MA 02118.

 

Catherine Fitzgerald

Conrad & Chandler of Boston retiree

Catherine H. "Kitty" (Dineen) Fitzgerald died on May 31 at the Lighthouse Nursing Care Center following a long confinement.

She was 84 years old.

Born in Boston, she was raised and educated in Cambridge and came to Revere in 1948 when she married her late husband, Desmond J. Fitzgerald, who died in April of 1979. Mrs. Fitzgerald worked as a salesperson for many years at the former Conrad & Chandler Specialty Department Store on West Street in Boston until her retirement.

She was the mother of Joseph P. of Medford, Mark R. and his wife, Lydia, of Quincy, Marianne Lally and her companion, James, Kathleen McLeod and her husband, George McLeod, all of Revere, and the late Michael J. Fitzgerald; the sister of the late Timothy Dineen, sister in law of Barbara Willis of Revere and grandmother of Joseph, Justin, Kattie and Jenney and the great grandmother of Jaythan, Kevin and Kiley. She is also lovingly survived by many nieces and nephews.

Visiting hours will be Thursday, June 3 from 4 to 8 p.m. in the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Route 107) Revere. Her Funeral will be conducted from the funeral home on Friday, June 4 at 9:30 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in the Immaculate Conception Church at 10:30 a.m. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. Remembrances may be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, 20 Walnut St., Wellesley Hills, MA 02481.

 

Mary Commito

Of Reading and Osterville

Mary (Lepore) Commito of Reading and Osterville died on May 28.

A member of Stoneham Emblem Club and Reading Womens’ Club, she was the beloved wife of the late Dr. Ado Commito; loving mother of Thomas F. and his wife, Jean, of Montpelier, VT and Claudia McCarthy and her husband, Dr. Edward, of Reading; loving sister of Florence Abbene of Revere. She is also survived by three loving grandchildren and three great grandchildren.

Her Funeral will be held from the Salvatore Rocco & Sons Funeral Home, 331 Main Street, Everett, on Friday, June 4 at 8:30 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Joseph Church in Wakefield at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends are kindly invited. Visiting hours are Thursday only from 2 to 6 p.m. Burial will be in the National Veterans Cemetery in Bourne. Donations in her memory may be made to the American Heart Association, 20 Speen St., Framingham 01701. www.roccofuneralhomes.com.

 

Leroy ‘Pudge’ McIsaac

Malden resident

Leroy "Pudge" McIsaac of Malden died on May 31.

A US Army veteran of World War II, he was the husband of the late Doris M. (Berry) and the beloved father of Larry McIsaac and Donna Presterone.

Funeral arrangements are by Burns Funeral Home, 781 322 0194.

 

Helen Casaletto

Lifelong East Boston resident

Helen L. (Pisano)Casaletto, a lifelong resident of East Boston died unexpectedly on May 27 at Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, after suffering a fall at her East Boston home. She was 93 years old.

She was the wife of the late Jerry "Bobo" Casaletto who died in May of 1988; the cherished mother of Mildred E. Cianciulli and her husband, Salvatore, and the devoted grandmother of Rhonda M. Falzon, Gail M. Poirier and her husband, Scott, and Boston Fire Lt. Jerry M. Cianciulli and his wife, Laurie, all of East Boston; the beloved great grandmother of John M. Falzone and his wife, Kerry, of Manchester, NH, David R. Falzone, Brianna L. and Justin S. Poirier and Renee L. Cianciulli, all of East Boston; sister of Evelyn Scarletta of East Boston, Dorothy Minichiello of Saugus and the late Louise Martin. She is also lovingly survived by her great great grandson Lucas J. Falzone and many nieces and nephews.

Visiting hours are today, June 2 from 4 to 8 p.m. in the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Route 107) Revere. Her funeral will be held from the Funeral Home on Thursday, June 3 at 9 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in the Church of the Sacred Heart, Brooks Street, East Boston at 10 a.m. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery.

 

Peter LeBlanc

Life member of Beachmont Post VFW, East Boston and Beachmont Yacht Clubs

Peter J. LeBlanc, a lifelong resident of Revere, died on May 30 at his Beachmont home. He was 86 years old.

Born in Old Towne, Maine, he was raised and educated in Revere and was the son of the late Peter and Emily (Collette) LeBlanc. He was a carpenter by trade and proudly served in the U.S. Army during World War II. Mr. LeBlanc was a life member of the Beachmont VFW Post 6712 and a life member of the Beachmont and East Boston Yacht Clubs.

He was the beloved husband for 54 years of Claire M. (Tyler) LeBlanc; son of the late Peter and Emily (Collette) LeBlanc; brother of Rita Frongillo and her husband, Andrew, of Revere and the late Earl, Mary Durrance, George, Lee, Robert, Clarence and Theresa Rosenthal; loving uncle of Danielle Forcellati of Revere and "Papa" to Francesca Theresa. He is also survived by many other nieces and nephews.

His funeral will be held from the Porcella Funeral Home, 876 Winthrop Avenue, (Beachmont) Revere on Thursday at 9 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. John the Evangelist Church, 320 Winthrop Street, Winthrop at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited. Visiting hours are today, Wednesday, from 4 to 8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to Fisher House Foundation, 111 Rockville Pike, Suite 420, Rockville, MD 20850-5168. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. For directions and obit www.BisbeePorcella.com.

 

Albert Russo

East Boston resident

Albert A. Russo of East Boston died on May 30.

He was the beloved husband of the late Helen (Kinkead) Russo

For information contact Vazza Funeral Home Revere 1-800-252-1127.

 

Ralph Serino

Of Malden, formerly of Revere

Ralph A. Serino of Malden, formerly of Revere, died on May 28.

A U.S. Air Force veteran, he was a member of I.T.A.M. and the VFW Sgt. Harold O. Young Post 2394.

He was the beloved husband of Annette (LaRosa); devoted father of Loretta Roberts of Stoneham, John Galeota `and his wife, Maureen, of Danvers, Debbie Quinn and her husband, Dennis, of Connecticut, Ralph J. Serino of Revere, Toni-Lee Finos and her husband, Stephen, of Dennis, Scott Serino of Malden, Paul Mulkern and Lisa Serino, both of South Boston; dear brother of Josephine Burbine of Revere and the late Connie Jones. He is also survived by 15 loving grandchildren and eight great grandchildren, several nieces and nephews and his dog, Smokey.

His Funeral will be held from the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, 128 Revere Street, Revere, today, Wednesday, June 2 at 10 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Anthony’s Church at 11 a.m. Relatives and friends are kindly invited. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the charity of your choice. Burial will be in Forest Dale Cemetery. For guest book or flowers please visit www.Buonfiglio.com.

 

Judith Clark Shea

Revere Teacher

Judith Clark Shea, of Nahant, formerly of Stoneham, died May 24 at home surrounded by her loving family after a brief battle with pancreatic cancer. She was 67 years old.

Born in Melrose, daughter of the late James and Jane (Tilden) Clark, she was a graduate of Stoneham High School Class of 1960 and received her Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst in 1964 and her M.A.T. from Smith College. She was an E.S.L and English Teacher at Revere Schools for the past 10 years and previously taught at the American International School in Vienna, Austria for 20 years. She had a passion for teaching and loved her job. She also taught in Swampscott, Agawam, California, Maryland, upstate New York and Long Island. Her true devotion was spending time with her grandchildren, family and friends. She enjoyed traveling, and made many friends around the world. She enjoyed reading and swimming in Nahant Bay. Also very civic minded, she was involved in many local organizations.

She was the loving mother of Michael J. Shea and his wife, Heather M., of Trumbull, CT and Brian P. Shea and his wife, Beth M., of Andover. She is also survived by her devoted sister, Deborah Uhlin, and her husband, Rennie, of Lakeville, MA, her cherished grandchildren Madeline, Aidan, Reily, Ryan and Aileen and many nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, please make any donations to one of the following causes: A scholarship fund has been established at Revere High School for a student pursuing a career in Education. If this calls to you, please send your donation to Revere High School Scholarship Fund, mentioning Judith’s name, c/o Rose Nigro, 101 School St, Revere, MA 02151 or The Audubon Society "Great Marsh Initiative" which focuses on salt marsh restoration, land protection, and resource awareness on the North Shore, to donate, please go to the Honorary & Memorial Donation page of the Massachusetts Audubon Society’s website at www.massaudubon.org and specify that the gift is for the "Great Marsh Initiative" for Nahant. Please make any donations in "Memory of" Judith Shea. Under the "Person to notify" section, please fill in Brian and Michael Shea, 176 Wilson Road, Nahant, MA 01908.

The family invites you to visit www.caringbridge.org/visit/judy shea to share in the acknowledgments from around the world. Also on this site is the poem, "Thanatopsis" by William Cullen Bryant, which she asked to be shared with everyone.

Her family invites all of her family, friends, colleagues and students to visit with them at the Nahant Public Library, Nahant Road, between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Saturday, June 12. For online register book please visit www.cuffemcginn.com. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Cuffe-McGinn Funeral Home, 157 Maple St., Lynn.

 

Catherine Nazzaro

Saugus resident, formerly of East Boston

Catherine Nazzaro of Saugus, formerly of East Boston, died on May 29. She was in her 93rd year.

She was the cherished daughter of the late Achille and Mary ( DiLeo) Nazzaro; loving sister of Angie Catone of Saugus and the late Jennie, Phyllis, Billy, Freddie, Carmen, Edward, Vincent "Vee" and Carlo Nazzaro.

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

 

William Gregory

Carpenter

William J. Gregory of East Boston, formerly of Revere, died suddenly at home on May 25. He was 60 years old.

Mr. Gregory was born in East Boston, attended schools there and lived in Revere for several years, moving back to East Boston a few years ago. He was a self-employed carpenter for most of his professional career.

He was the beloved son of the late Benjamin J. and Margaret E. (McCarthy); cherished brother of Robert J. Gregory and his wife, Renee, of Byfield, Virginia M. Theodore and her husband, Anthony, of Ipswich and the late Vincent J. and Francis L. Gregory; dear friend of Dolly and Jay DeMarco of East Boston. He is also lovingly survived by his sister-in-law, Marianne Gregory of Revere and many nieces and nephews.

Family and friends are invited to attend the funeral from the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Rt. 107), Revere, today, Wednesday, June 2 at 10 a.m. followed by the Funeral Mass in St. Anthony of Padua Church, Revere at 12 noon. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett.

 

Beverly Turner

Retired Nurse’s Aide

Beverly E. (McManus) Turner of Winthrop died at her home on May 26. She was 69 years old.

Prior to her retirement, she worked as a nurse’s aide at the Governor Winthrop and Bayview Nursing Homes in Winthrop.

Born in Somerville, she was the daughter of the late Albert and Winifred (Mason) McManus; the beloved wife of Gordon L. Turner; devoted mother of Darlene Raffaele and her husband, Richard, of Revere, William Turner and his wife, Denise, of Winthrop, and Sandra Diaz and her husband, Andres, of Sidney, ME; adored grandmother of eight and great-grandmother of two.

Funeral arrangements were by the Maurice W. Kirby Funeral Home, Winthrop. Burial was in Winthrop Cemetery (Belle Isle Section). Donations in her name can be made to St. John the Evangelist Church, 320 Winthrop St, Winthrop, MA, 02152. For guestbook, go to www.mauricekirbyfh.com.

 

Anthony Zizza Jr.

Revere resident

Anthony M. Zizza Jr. of Revere died on May 27. He was 65 years old.

He was the son of the late Anthony M. and Lillian (Penta) Zizza Sr., father of Anthony M. III and his wife, Serena (Masciari) Zizza, of Revere, grandfather of Angelica Maria Zizza, of Revere, husband of Sharon (Smith) Zizza, of Alabama, brother of Madeline Capano, and her husband, George, of Andover and is also survived by many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Funeral arrangements were by the Solimine Landergan and Richardson Funeral Home, Lynn. Memorial donations may be made to Eternal Word TV Network (Mother Angelica), 5817 Old Leeds Rd., Birmingham AL 35210, or Hospice of the North Shore, 75 Sylvan St., Danvers, MA 01923. For guestbook, please visit: www.solimine.com

 

Sarah Coolidge

East Boston resident

Sarah E. (Pestell) Coolidge of East Boston, formerly of Dorchester, died on May 26.

She was the beloved wife of the late Roscoe L. Coolidge; loving mother of Joan Jagiello of Chelsea, Alfred Coolidge and his wife, Janice, of Peabody, Barbara Romano of Malden and her late husband, Frank, Marie Pava of East Boston, Roscoe Coolidge Jr. and his wife, Elizabeth, of Melrose, Ralph Coolidge and his wife, Linda, of Amesbury, Christine Greenwood and her husband, Thomas, of N. Reading, Janet Pellegrino and her husband, Frank of Boston, Marian DiLuigi and her husband, Domenic, of Revere, Patricia Lavigne and her husband, Roy, of Randolph and the late John Coolidge and his late wife, Georgia. She was the sister of the late Alfred Pestell and is also survived by many grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Funeral arrangements were by the Rapino Memorial Home, East Boston. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to: The East Boston Social Centers, 68 Central Sq., East Boston, MA 02128. For online condolences, please visit www.rapinomemorialhome.com.

 

Ruth Laskin

Of Revere, formerly of Chelsea

Ruth (Kriteman) Laskin of Revere, formerly of Lynn and Chelsea, died on May 27. She was 89 years old.

The devoted wife of the late Sigmund Laskin, she was the beloved mother of Sandra Desrosier, Harry Laskin, and Edward Laskin; loving sister of Morris Kriteman, Natalie Levine, Joseph Kriteman and the late Herbert Kriteman and the late Hannah Weiner; adored grandmother of 12 and great grandmother of 10.

Services and burial were at the Temple Emmanuel of Chelsea Cemetery, Danvers. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be donated to the Brian D. Silber Memorial Fund c/o Mass General Hospital, 165 Cambridge St. Suite 600 Boston, MA. 02114. For online condolences, please visit: www.goldmanfc.com.

 

Mary Colarusso-Ferrara

Revere resident

Mary C. (Pasche) Colarusso-Ferrara of Revere, formerly of Malden, died on May 26. She was in her 98th year.

The beloved wife of the late Albert Colarusso, she was the loving mother of Horace Ferrara and his wife, Claire, of Revere; dear sister of the late Jeannette Simonelli, Fred, Edward, Louis, Al and George Pasche; cherished grandmother of Sandra Marino, Lisa and Randy Ferrara and the late Rickey Ferrara and great grandmother of Rick Griffin and Azzery Ferrara.

Funeral arrangements were by Vazza’s "Beechwood" Funeral Home, Revere. Entombment was in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. For guestbook, please visit: www.vazzafunerals.com.

 

James ‘Jim’ Ardolino

Everett resident

James W. "Jim" Ardolino of Everett died on May 25.

He was the beloved husband of Marie (Barrese); father of James A. of Everett and Joseph A. of Lynn; brother of Gerald, Charles, Marguerite, Ardel, the late Alexander, Ethel and Theresa and is also survived by many nieces and nephews. Funeral arrangements were by the Salvatore Rocco & Sons Funeral Home, Everett. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. www.roccofuneralhomes.com.

 

Joseph Spinale

Of New Hampshire, formerly of Revere

Joseph J. Spinale of Derry, NH, formerly of Revere and Somerville, died on May 24.

A US Army veteran of World War II, he was the beloved husband of the late Julia M. (Holton); devoted father of Frank Spinale of Wilmington, Robert Spinale of Goffstown, NH, Michael Spinale of Meredith, NH and the late Jacqueline Terabelli and is also survived by seven loving grandchildren and 10 loving great grandchildren. He was the brother of Mary Passanisi, Carmela Mazzone, Tillie Purpura, Jenny Caccia, Josephine Silvestro and the late Vincent Spinale and Helen Lewis and brother in law of Rolanda Spinale.

Funeral arrangements were by the Dello Russo Funeral Home, Medford. Burial was at Oak Grove Cemetery, Medford. Memorial contributions may be sent in his name to the American Cancer Society , 30 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701. For obituary and guestbook www.dellorusso.net.

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