Former Head of the Boston Naval Shipyard Industrial Hygiene Department
Ernani D. Storlazzi died at his home in Dennisport on June 21. Also of Fort Myers, he was formerly a resident of Revere. He was 97 years old.
Born in Boston on February. 7, 1913 to Cesira (Serena) and Adolfo Storlazzi, he was the head of the Boston Naval Shipyard Industrial Hygiene Dept. from 1947 to 1974. Blessed with a brilliant mind, he graduated from Tufts University School of Chemical Engineering and Harvard Graduate School. He was a pioneer in the Industrial Hygiene field concerning safety and health of workers. A commissioned Naval Officer, he was recognized by his peers as a leader who initiated successful programs for the United States Navy. At the age of 97, due to his vast knowledge of occupational health hazards, he was sought after as an expert witness in many litigation cases. In addition, he was an entrepreneur in a variety of business ventures. His acute knowledge of investment strategies and passion for the stock market astounded people.
He will be sadly missed by his wife Eleanor (Flynn) and children Ernani and his wife, Liz, Paul, Ellen, Kathy Blake and her husband, Richard, and Andrew. He also leaves four grandchildren and his sister, Ana Costa, of Winchester.
A private graveside service with military honors will be held at Massachusetts National Cemetery in Bourne. In his memory donations, may be made to the VNA Hospice: 434 Route 134, Suite D-3, South Dennis, Ma 02660. The family would also like friends to consider registering online as organ donors. For more information please go to www.neob.org.
Retired Everett Fire Fighter, veteran of two wars
Robert Ayer of Revere, formerly of Everett, died on June 26.
A retired Everett Fire Fighter with more than 25 years service, he was a US Navy veteran of World War II and the Korean War. He was a lifelong passionate activist for many causes involving political issues and raising awareness for many charitable causes.
He was the beloved husband of Rose (Leary) Ayer with whom he shared 62 years of marriage; loving father of Robert W. Ayer and Douglas Ayer, both of Revere, Diane Spencer and her husband, Kevin, of Boxford and Alice Zecha and her husband, Andrew, of Danvers; dear brother of Carl Vose of Easton, Alice Frederikson of Lynnfield and Celia Gordon of Texas; cherished Grampy of Kevin, Lauren and Eric Spencer of Boxford and Courtney, Brittney and Delaney Zecha of Danvers; fond uncle of many nieces and nephews.
Family and friends are invited to attend a Celebration of his life today, Wednesday, from 4 to 8 p.m. in Vazza’s "Beechwood" Funeral Home, 262 Beach St., Revere. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to VNA Hospice of Woburn, 100 Sylvan Road, Woburn, MA 01801. For directions and guest book, www.vazzafunerals.com
Sabino ‘Sam’ Polcari
Sabino "Sam" Polcari of Everett died on June 25.
The beloved husband of the late Lillian (Oliveri), he was the loving father of Carol Balzotti and her husband, Michael, of Everett, Nancy Polcari of Revere, and Philip Polcari and his wife, Debbie, of Atlanta. He is also survived by his four loving grandchildren, Captain Michael Balzotti, Stephanie Balzotti, Matthew Polcari, and Dario Santiago, as well as his two loving great grandchildren, Michael Aiden and Luke Balzotti. He was the loving brother of Diana Urnetta, and the late Josephine DiMaria and is also survived by his longtime companion, Felicia Maiuri.
Funeral services will be held from the Salvatore Rocco & Sons Funeral Home, 331 Main St., Everett, today, Wednesday, June 30 at 9 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass at the Our Lady of Grace Church, Everett, at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends are kindly invited. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to a scholarship in his name at Pope John the 23rd High School, 888 Broadway, Everett 02149.
Of Chelsea, 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 were private. Arrangements were entrusted to Vazza’s "Beechwood" Funeral Home, Revere. For on line guest book www.vazzafunerals.com.
Silvia (Ferullo) Zingariello of Revere died on June 26. She was 89 years old.
A homemaker, born in Brooklyn, NY, she was the daughter of the late Missimiliano and Marianina (Capozzi) Ferullo; the beloved wife of the late Vincenzo; devoted mother of Carmine of Revere, Anna Zingariello of Salem, Gerald and his wife, Patricia, of Wakefield and Angela Giliberti of Revere; dear sister of Pietro Ferulli, Pasquale Ferullo, Alba Cella, Cecelia Albanese, and Delfina Ferullo, all of Italy, and the late Maria Pagano, Antonio Ferullo and Maria Manzo. She is also survived by nine loving grandchildren, eight great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral arrangements were by the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, Revere. Burial was in Holy Cross Cemetery. For guest book and flowers please visit www.Buonfiglio.com.
East Boston resident
Murlene Marchesi of East Boston died on June 24.
She was the beloved wife of the late William A.; devoted mother of Tammi Moreno, Domenic "DoDo" Marchesi and his wife, Camille, all of East Boston; dear sister of Joseph Dunbar, Gloria Santiniello, Jewel Francis, Patty Viola, Paulene Sabella and the late June Bartolo and Gladys Dowe; cherished grandmother of Nicholas William Marchesi and great grandgrandmother of Gio Marchesi. She is also survived by her many loving nieces and nephew, and was grandma to many.
Burial was in Mt. Hope Cemetery, Boston. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to The Ruggiero Mazzarella Memorial Home, East Boston to help with funeral expenses. For more information or to send an online condolence www.ruggieromh.com.
Former owner of Atlantic Products
Stanley J. Lapukas died on June 23 at the Melrose Wakefield Hospital. He was 79 years old.
Mr. Lapukas was a U.S. Army Military Police Korean War Veteran and owner of Atlantic Products, a tool and die manufacturing company, until his retirement in 1988.
He was the beloved husband of the late Irene V. (Bennett) Lapukas with whom he shared 56 years of marriage; loving father and father-in-law of Stephen M. Lapukas, Lisa M. and Sal Sciaudone, all of Lynnfield; cherished grandfather of Thomas S. Sciaudone of Lynnfield and uncle to several nieces and nephews. He was the son of the late Michael and Mary (Whitkas) Lapukas and brother of the late Sophie Smith.
Funeral arrangements were by the Conway, Cahill-Brodeur Funeral Home, Peabody. For online obituary and memorial guestbook , please visit www.ccbfuneral.com
Worked for Eagle Shoe
William McEleney died at The Lighthouse Nursing Home in Revere after a period of failing health on June 22. He was 80 years old.
Born in Everett, he attended the Everett Public Schools and worked for Eagle Shoe in Everett as a machinist.
He was the son of the late William and Mary (Lynch) McEleney; the brother of the late Josephine McEleney and Sister Margaret Columbkille CSJ; dear friend of Mary Jeanne DiChicco of Malden and her children, Robyn, Dennis, and Julie.
Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Murphy O’Hara Funeral Home, 519 Broadway, Everett. Burial was at Holy Cross Cemetery Malden.
Former Cambridge Police Officer
William E. "Billy" Frammartino of Revere and East Cambridge died on June 24.
A former Cambridge Police Officer, he was the beloved husband of Annmarie (Guarino) and devoted father of Chanel; the loving son of Antoinette "Dolly" (Stewart) and the late William Frammartino, dear brother of Darlene and her husband, Sgt. James DeFrancisco (Cambridge Police Dept.) and Sgt. Edward J. (Cambridge Police Dept) and his wife, Amy Frammartino. He is also survived by several nephews and nieces.
Funeral arrangements were by the Cambridgeside Funeral Home, East Cambridge. Burial was in Cambridge Cemetery.. www.cambridgesidefuneralhome.com.
Worked for B.J.’s in Medford
Murray L. Magovsky of Revere died on June 24 at the Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital. He was 76 years old.
Born in Boston, he was raised in Revere, attended Revere schools, graduated from Revere High School and was a lifelong resident of this city. He worked in the marketing department for B.J.’s wholesale store in Medford.
He was the beloved husband of Dorothy (Altman) Magovsky; devoted father of Marcy Campbell and Stacey DiNuccio and her husband, Thomas; dear brother of Mark Magovsky; loving grandfather of Brooke DiNuccio.
Funeral arrangements were by Torf Funeral Service, Chelsea. Burial was in Sharon. Donations in his memory may be made to the American Cancer Society , 9 Riverside Rd., Weston, MA 02493. For online guestbook, please visit the funeral home website: www.torffuneralservice.com
Member of Revere Moose Ladies Auxiliary
Evelyn L. (Ginepra) Jamieson of Revere died on June 23. She was 90 years old.
Born in Boston and a member of the Revere Moose Ladies Auxiliary, she was the beloved wife of the late Elgin; daughter of the late George E. and Edith (Brandt) Ginepra; devoted mother of Richard Lescovitz and his wife, Patricia, of Revere; loving grandmother of Richard Lescovitz Jr. and his wife, Diane, Paul Lescovitz and his wife, Dawn, Michelle Abate and her husband, Keith, Robert Lescovitz, and the late David Lescovitz; caring stepdaughter of Marge Ginepra of New Hampshire; dear sister of Joann Lapp of California and the late George and Charles Ginepra. She is also survived by many loving great grandchildren.
Funeral arrangements were by the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, Revere. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the VNA Hospice Care, 100 Sylvan Rd, Woburn MA 01801. For guest book or flowers, please visit www.buonfiglio.com
East Boston resident
Francis J. Kane of East Boston, formerly of Chelsea and Revere, died suddenly on June 23.
He was the beloved husband of Carol A (Hall) Kane; devoted father of Francis Kane of Missouri ,Stephen Kane of IIlinois, Maryann Thompson of So. Carolina, Kim Arias of Everett, Rosanne Kane of Winchester, Anthony and Michael Cinelli, Paula Cinelli-Coleman and Lynda Ranelli all of Revere, Scott Cinelli of East Boston, Ronald Cinelli of Gloucester, Cara Cinelli of East Boston, Laurie Penta of New Hampshire and Thomas Cinelli of East Boston; dear brother of the late Albert"Sonny" Tigges and Patricia Kelley. He is also survived by many loving grand and great grandchildren and many cherished nieces and nephews.
Funeral arrangements were by the Ruggiero Mazzarella Memorial Home (Orient Heights) East Boston. Burial was in Holy Cross Cemetery. Memorial donations in honor of his life may be made to American Heart Association, 20 Speen St., Framingham 01701. For more information or to send the family an online condolence, www.ruggieromh.com.
S. David Dorfman
Past President and Treasurer of Shurtleff Street Shule, member of many organizations
S. David Dorfman of Revere, a resident of Revere for 25 years and a former resident of Chelsea, died on June 23 at Beth Israel Hospital in Boston. He was 89 years old.
Mr. Dorfman was born in Chelsea, attended Chelsea schools and was a graduate of Chelsea High School, Class of 1938. He was a retired electronic technician of 30 years for ITEK Corporation, the Past President and Treasurer of the Shurtleff Street Shule, the Past Chancellor of the Knights of Pythias, Roosevelt Lodge, Lynn, and during his membership he was a recipient of the Sir Knight Award. He was also a member of Dokey’s, a social group of the Knights of Pythias.
He was the beloved husband of Alice (Susmanovitz) Dorfman; the devoted father of Howard L. Dorfman and his wife, Susan, Ann Adell and her husband, Steven, and the late Michael S. Dorfman. He was also the loving grandfather of Shayna and Cara Dorfman, Joshua and Tara Adell and Rachel Adell.
Arrangements were by Torf Funeral Service, Chelsea. Burial was at the Mishna Cemetery, Everett. Donations in his memory may be made to the Jack Satter House Tenants Association, 420 Revere Beach Blvd., Revere, MA 02151 or to Congregation 420, at the above mentioned address. For obit and on line guest book, please visit: www.torffuneralservice.com.
Owned King’s Signs of West Peabody
James B. King of West Peabody, formerly of Revere, died on June 22 after a long illness. He was 69 years old.
Proprietor of King’s Signs of West Peabody for over 50 years, he was a US Marine Corps veteran of the Vietnam Era.
He was the beloved husband of 45 years of MaryAnn (Costa); devoted father of Suzanne Kivekas and her husband, Steven, of Ipswich and James R. King of West Peabody; cherished Papa to Morgyn B., Jake R. and Max O. Kivekas all of Ipswich; dear brother of Frances Davidian and her husband, Armand, of Lynn and the late Margaret E. Waldron, Claire M. Karsalian and Robert J. King. He is also lovingly survived by several nieces and nephews.
Funeral arrangements were by the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, Revere Burial was private. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to The Plummer Home for Boys, 37 Winter Island Rd., Salem, MA 01970.
Veteran of Two Wars
Thomas E. Barnacle of Malden, formerly of (Beachmont) Revere died on June 22.
A retired US Navy Chief Petty Officer, he was a Korea and Vietnam veteran.
He was the beloved husband of Beatrice A. (Wisniewski) Barnacle; loving father of Thomas Barnacle and his wife, Helen, of Methuen and Cathleen Ernst and her husband, Robert, of Pelham, NH; cherished grandfather of Casey, Jake, Colleen and Caitlin. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews and was preceded in death by two brothers and one sister.
Funeral arrangements were by the Bisbee-Porcella Funeral Home, Saugus. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to Caritas Hospice, 310 Allston St., Brighton, MA 02135. For obit www.BisbeePorcella.com.
Of North Andover, formerly of Revere
Mary (Caristinos) Way-Guzzardi of No. Andover, formerly of Revere, died on June 21.
She was the wife of the late Salvatore Guzzardi and the late George E. Way, III; loving mother of Steven Guzzardi of No. Andover and Christopher Guzzardi; beloved grandmother of Nicole and Steven; sister of the late Michael and Anthony Caristinos.
Funeral arrangements were by the Bisbee-Porcella Funeral Home, Saugus. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. For obit, www.BisbeePorcella.com.
Member of Saugus Senior Citizens
Rhoda A. Hemeon died unexpectedly in Revere on June 22. She was 90 years old.
A member of the Saugus Senior Citizens, she was the cherished mother of Brenda J. Powers and her husband, William E. of Revere; devoted grandmother of Kim M. Catizone and her husband, Michael of Pelham NH and Cheryl L. Cimino and her husband, Sandro of West Peabody; dear sister of Bud Hemeon of Mist OR. and the late William Hemeon and Christine Feener. She is also lovingly survived by her great grandchildren, Ashley R. and Nicole M. Catizone, both of Pelham, NH, and Samantha L., Joseph A and, Nicholas R. Cimino, all of West Peabody, 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 North Suffolk Mental Health Assoc., 265 Beach St., Revere MA, 02151.
Marjorie L. (Smith) Happnie of Quincy, formerly of Hyde Park, died peacefully on June 21. She was age 82 years old.
She was a graduate of Hyde Park High School, Class of 1945, and an operator for over 25 years with New England Telephone Co., retiring in 1991. She was a proud and dedicated employee. She loved watching the Red Sox, Patriots and professional wrestling. She was an avid reader and enjoyed homemade cooking. She was a friend to many and was always helping and caring for others.
She was the wife of the late Robert H. Happnie; caring and loving mother of Mary C. Dowd and her husband, John of Washington, Dianne "Donna" M. Russell of Revere, Joan L. Rice and her husband, John A. of Bridgewater, Elaine T. Happnie of New York, and Patricia H. Cevoli and her husband, Paul of East Bridgewater. She was the proud grandmother of nine and great grandmother of nine; sister of Doris, Shirley, Sylvia, and Phyllis and is also survived by many nieces and nephews.
Funeral arrangements were by the Prophett-Chapman, Cole & Gleason Funeral Home, Bridgewater. Memorial donations may be sent to American Heart Association , PO Box 3049, Syracuse NY 13220. For online guestbook visit www.ccgfuneralhome.com
North Reading resident
John J. Kelleher of North Reading, formerly of Lynnfield, died on June 21. He was 70 years old.
Born October 1, 1939, the son of the late John D. and Mary (Burns) Kelleher, he was raised in Chelsea and was a graduate of Immaculate Conception High School of Revere and later of Boston College. He was an avid golfer and enjoyed travel particularly to County Cork and County Galway in Ireland.
He was the beloved father of Jay Kelleher and his wife, Therese, of Swampscott, Lisa DeGeorge and her husband, Dwight, and Jacqueline Kelleher Boyle and her husband, Chris, all of Lynnfield; loving grandfather of D.J., Zoe, Cameron, Mia, Lisa and Samantha DeGeorge, Madeleine, Anna and Maxine Boyle and Linnea Kelleher; brother of Eileen Sirois of No. Reading. He is also survived by his former wife, Amy (Iwanicki) Kelleher.
Funeral arrangements were by the McDonald Funeral Home, Wakefield. Burial was in Holy Hood Cemetery, Brookline. For obit and guestbook www.mcdonaldfs.com.