Retired Lithograher’s Union Office Manager
Mary E. (Paul) Johnson, a 59 year resident of Revere, died at home on August 10 following a long illness. She was 85 years old.
Born and raised in Somerville, she was a 1942 graduate of Somerville High School. She married Revere native Ernest C. Johnson, who died in November of 1989. She moved to Revere in 1951 and for more than 15 years, she was the office manager for Local 600 of the Lithographer’s Union on Beach Street, Revere.
While her children attended Revere schools, she was active in and president of the PTA. She also served as a Den Mother for both the Revere Girl Scouts and the Boy Scouts.
She was a long time member of the First United Methodist Church of Revere until its closing and then joined the First Congregational Church of Revere.
She was the cherished mother of Mark E. Johnson and his late wife, Lisa Gail (Stathas), of Woburn, Karen E. and Gayle M. Johnson, both of Revere; devoted grandmother of Nicholas E. and Matthew M. Johnson, both of Woburn; dear sister of Carolyn Lohnes of Spring Hill, Florida and the late Harvey A. and Murray D. Paul. She was the sister in law of the late A. Irene Larrabee and Phyllis D. Johnson and is also lovingly survived by 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 Food Pantry at First Congregational Church, 230 Beach St., Revere, MA 02151.
Rose A. Kushmerek
Shawmut Bank retiree
Rose A. (Riccardi) Kushmerek of Revere died at Woodbriar of Wilmington on August 16 following a long illness.
Born in Harrisburg, PA, she moved to Cambridge with her family and later to Somerville where she attended school. She came to live in Revere with her late husband, Stanley W. Kushmerek, 53 years ago.
She worked as a waitress for the former Hayes-Bickford Cafeterias of Boston for several years and for the last 10 years of her working career, she was a clerk for the former Shawmut Bank of Boston (Soverign.)
The was the mother of Stanley J. Kushmerek and his wife, Susan, of Burlington, Frank A. Kushmerek and his wife, Diane, of Tewksbury, Patricia A. Mulligan and her husband, Michael, of Middleton, Rosann Oberle and her husband, Edward, of Algonquin, Illinois; the sister of Josephine Lepera of Cambridge, Pat Riccardi of Winchester, Frank Riccardi of Burlington and the late Mary Perrault, Edith Stafford, Margaret Buono, Sylvester and Dominic Riccardi. She is also lovingly survived by 12 grandchildren, five great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
Family and friends are invited to attend visiting hours on Thursday, August 19 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, August 20 at 9:30 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in the Immaculate Conception Church at 10:30 a.m. Entombment will be in the Sheffield at Woodlawn Community Mausoleum, Everett. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to your favorite charity.
Of Saugus, formerly of Revere
Paul K. Hartwell of Saugus, formerly of Revere, died on August 16.
He was a US Navy veteran of World War II and a member of the DeFranzo Post 2346 VFW.
He was the beloved husband of Jennie (Maragioglio); devoted father of Paul S. and his wife, Dorothy E., of Stoneham, William T. and his Fiancé, Dorothy Russo, of Saugus; loving grandfather of Scot Hartwell and his wife, Lisa, Dylana Genzale and her husband, Thomas, and four great grandchildren, Dylan, Kelsey, Thomas Jr "TJ" and Breanna; dear brother of Mabel Rowell and the late Esther Gesamondo.
Funeral services will be held in the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, 128 Revere St., Revere on Thursday August 19 at 11 a.m. Visiting hours are today, Wednesday, from 4 to 8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to the charity of your choice. Burial will be private. For guestbook or flowers please visit www.buonfiglio.com.
Anthony Williams of Revere died on August 16.
He was the cherished son of Claire (Calderone), formerly of East Boston, and the late Daniel Williams; dear brother of Daniel Williams and his wife, Lisa, of Florida and the late Edward Williams; loving nephew of Phyllis Varricchio of Chelsea, Gloria Calderone of Revere, Mary Cavaleri, Joseph Calderone and George Calderone, all of East Boston; fond uncle of Michelle and Nick. He also leaves many cousins.
His Funeral will be held from Vazza’s "Beechwood" Funeral Home, 262 Beach Street, Revere, Friday 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 Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery. For directions and guest book, www.vazzafunerals.com.
Alan M. Bockser of Revere, formerly of Lynn, died on August 8.
A US Navy veteran of World War II, he was the former husband of Lillian (Greenwald); loving father of Jeffrey Bockser of California and Gary Bockser of Chelsea; cherished son of the late Bennie and Pauline (Marks) Bockser.
Private funeral arrangements at the family’s request were entrusted to Vazza’s "Beechwood" Funeral Home, Revere.
John ‘Hubby’ Annese
City of Boston retiree
John "Hubby" Annese of Orient Heights East Boston died on August 15.
A 27-year employee of the City of Boston Water and Sewer Department, he was a US Navy veteran of World War II.
He was the cherished son of the late Domenic and Teresa (Cogliano) Annese; loving brother of Joseph Annese of Roslindale, Albert "Libby" Annese and his wife, Antonetta, of Revere and the late Rose, Jean, Maria, Lucy and Anthony Annese; fond uncle of Joseph Annese, Ann Maria West and Albert Annese.
His Funeral will be from Vazza’s "Beechwood" Funeral Home, 262 Beach Street, Revere on Thursday at 9 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Anthony’s Church, Revere at 10 o’clock. Family and friends may visit today, Wednesday, from 4 to 8 p.m. Burial will be in Holy Cross Cemetery. For directions and guest book: www.vazzafunerals.com.
East Boston resident
Jeffrey Cincotta of East Boston died on August 7.
The loving son of Madeline Cincotta, he was the cherished grandson of the late Joseph and Rose (Tosini) Cincotta; beloved nephew of Rita Colantonio of Dennis, Alfred Cincotta of Revere, Rosemary O’Brien of Medford, and Joseph Cincotta of East Boston and is also survived by cousins, friends and his treasured dog, Diva.
Funeral arrangements were by The Kirby-Rapino Memorial Home, (Orient Heights), East Boston. For online condolences visit www.kirby-rapino.com.
William Giordano of Revere, formerly of Somerville, died on August 13. He was 70 years old.
The devoted husband of Deborah (Dumont) Giordano with whom he shared over 50 years of marriage, he was born in Lynn, the son of the late William and Lena (Impolario) Giordano. Raised and educated in Somerville, he later lived in Revere for more than 41 years before retiring to Palm Bay, Florida four years ago. He worked as a machinist for General Electric River Works Plant in Lynn for more than 38 years.
In addition to his loving wife, he is survived by his children, Deborah Giordano of Lowell, Darlene Strogney of West Ossipee. NH, and William P. Giordano, Jr. of Saugus; his siblings, Carol White of Quincy and Robert and his wife, Dorothy Giordano, of Franklin, and is also survived by his beloved grandchildren, Matthew Strogney, and William P. III, Bradley and Lindsay Giordano.
There are no funeral services planned at the request of the family. However, donations can be made in his name to the Dana Farber Lung Cancer Institute, 10 Brookline Place West, 6th Floor, Brookline, MA 02445-7226. Arrangements were made by the Conway, Cahill-Brodeur Funeral Home, 82 Lynn St., Peabody. To sign on-line guestbook, visit www.ccbfuneral.com.
John ‘Jack’ Myette Jr.
Of Lynn, formerly of Revere
John "Jack" Myette Jr. of Lynn, formerly of Revere, died on August 12.
A US Customs inspector for 41 years and Wonderland Dog Track employee for 25 Years, he was a member of the Revere VFW Post 6712, Revere Moose and American Legion and a US Navy veteran of World War II.
The beloved husband of the late Grace (Walsh) with whom he shared 49 years of marriage, he was the loving father of Grace Angeleri of New Jersey, John Myette III and his wife, Pamela, of Plymouth, Marianne Myette of Lynn, James L. Myette and his wife, Donna, of Peabody and Joseph F. Myette and his wife, Joyce, of East Boston; dear brother of Charles L. Myette and his wife, Kay, of Revere; devoted father-in-law of Peter Angeleri; cherished grandfather of Mary and Peter Angeleri, John and William Myette, Desarae and James Myette Jr.; uncle of Charles Myette Jr., Kathleen Belschner and Robert Myette.
His Funeral will be held from Vazza’s "Beechwood" Funeral Home, 262 Beach Street, Revere, Thursday morning at 9:30 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in the Immaculate Conception Church, Revere, at 10:30 a.m. Family and friends may visit today, Wednesday, from 4 to 8 p.m. Burial will be in Puritan Lawn Cemetery Peabody. Remembrances may made in his name to the Soldiers Home 91 Crest Ave., Chelsea, 02150. For guest book and directions www.vazzafuneral.com
James ‘Jay’ Vaccaro
NASA Appreciation Award recipient
James A. "Jay" Vaccaro of Winthrop, formerly of East Boston, died on August 12.
He was a US Army veteran of the Korean War and a NASA Appreciation Award recipient.
He was the beloved husband of Rose ( Dattoli) Vaccaro; loving father of Grace Vaccaro of Revere, Roseann Vaccaro of Lawrence and James Vaccaro of Winthrop; dear brother of Frank Vaccaro and his wife, Barbara, of Brockton; cherished grandfather of Vincent and John Forlizzi and Nicholas Vaccaro.
Funeral arrangements were by Vazza’s "Beechwood" Funeral Home, Revere. Burial was in the VA National Cemetery, Bourne. For guest book: www.vazzafunerals.com.
Worked for Compucon of Foxboro
David M. Belliveau of Revere, formerly of East Boston and Boston’s North End, died unexpectedly on August 10 at the Whidden Memorial Hospital in Everett. He was 33 years old.
Born in Cambridge, he lived his early years in Boston’s North End. He moved to East Boston and was a graduate of East Boston High School, Class of 1995. He worked for Compucom of Foxboro and was an avid fan of ice fishing and sports.
Three years ago, he married Anne C. (Martin) and moved to Revere.
He was the adored daddy to Catherine A.; cherished son of David L. M. and Virginia (Capozzi) Belliveau and dear brother of Joseph L. Belliveau and his wife, Jennifer, all of Everett. He is also lovingly survived by his mother and father-in-law, William J. and Paula C. (Kirby) Martin of Revere and his brother-in-law Robert J. Martin and his wife, Julie, of Saugus; his devoted grandmother, Rose Capozzi, and his wife’s grandmother, Pauline E. Kirby, both of Revere, many aunts, uncles, cousins and a host of friends. He was the grandson of the late Edward and Dorothy Belliveau.
Funeral arrangements were by the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, Revere. Burial was private. Remembrances may be made to your favorite charity.
Revere Police Department retiree
Thomas M. Bronsdon of Clearwater Florida, formerly of Revere, died on August 8.
Mr. Bronsdon served on the Revere Police Department for more than 20 years.
He was the beloved husband of Andrea (Zambella) Bronsdon with whom he shared over 25 years of marriage; the son of the late Chester Brondson and Susan Martin Bronsdon; the loving father of Stacey Rizzo of Revere, Kelly Mattera of Derry, NH, Wendy Hennessey of Billerica, and Lori Cacciatore of Beverly; the devoted grandfather of Jonathan, Adam and Nicholas Rizzo, Michael and Toria Mattera, Mandy Macomber, Christopher and Daniel Cacciatore and the great-grandfather of Dustin and Emma Kerivan and Jake Macomber. He is also survived by three sisters, Dorothy Cadigan of Wilmington, Lorraine MacLellen of Spring Hill, Florida and June Gallagher of Omaha, Nebraska. He was the brother of the late Chester, James and Richard Bronsdon and the late Helen Shea and Mildred Grasso. He will be sadly missed by all.
There will be a Celebration of Life Mass on Monday, August 23 at 11 a.m. at St. Anthony’s Church, Revere. All are welcome to attend.
Of New Hampshire, formerly of Revere
Robert P. Mangino of Exeter, NH, formerly of Revere and East Boston, died peacefully surrounded by his family on August 13.
A US Army veteran, he was the beloved husband of Carol (Schultz) Mangino; devoted father of Robin (Arsenault) Domek and her husband Richard, John Arsenault, Charles Arsenault and wife, Michelle, Nancy (Arsenault) Appley and her husband, Michael, and Paul Arsenault and his wife, Julie. He was the loving son of the late Frank Sr. and Stella Mangino; dear brother of Frank Mangino and wife, Lena, and the late Paul Mangino; dear brother-in-law of Janis Franson and her husband, Arthur. He is also survived by 15 loving grandchildren.
Funeral arrangements were the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, Revere. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery in Everett. Memorial donations can be made to St. Jude’s Hospital (www.StJude.org) or the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation (www.pulmonaryfibrosis.org). For guestbook: www.buonfiglio.com.
Of Peabody, formerly of East Boston
Mary R. (DeStefano) Ciampa of Peabody, formerly of East Boston, died on August 11.
She was the beloved wife of the late Enrico "Henry" Ciampa; loving mother of Ronald Ciampa and his wife, Joan, and Steven Ciampa and his wife, Mary, all of Peabody, Evelyn Celona of Melrose and the late Henry Ciampa and is also survived by nieces, nephews, grandchildren and great grandchildren. She was the dear sister of the late Lucy Ciampa, Clara Wohlman, Louise Quetel, Tino, Anthony, and John DeStefano.
Funeral arrangements were by Vazza’s "Beechwood" Funeral Home. Burial was in Puritan Lawn Cemetery, Peabody. For guest book, please visit: www.vazzafunerals.com.
Joseph Navarro Sr.
Joseph L. Navarro Sr. of Melrose died on August 9.
He was a US Army veteran with 25 years service — Korea, Vietnam, Cold War and Peacetime.
He was the beloved husband of Roberta D. (McIntyre) Navarro with whom he shared 53 years of marriage; loving father of Joseph L. Jr. of Largo, Florida, Tracy Marie Walsh and her husband, Patrick, of Swampscott, Dana Rosemarie Freeman and her husband, Gary, of Ipswich, Nicole Ann Barrett and her husband, Frank, of W. Newbury and Paul W. Navarro of Revere; brother of Diane Glynn of California and is also survived by seven grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral arrangements were by the Norton Funeral Home, Malden Square. Donations in his memory may be made to Autismspeaks.org. For obit and guestbook visit www.nortonfuneral.com
Mary F. Congigliando of Revere died on August 11.
The beloved daughter of the late Antonio and Angelina (Coppola) Congigliando, she was the dear sister of the late Ernest, Dominick "Dick," John "Quinny" and Yolanda "Babe" Congigliando; loving aunt of Ernest Congiliando and his wife, Shelia, of Pennsylvania and Margaret "Peggy" Power and her husband "Happy" of Wilmington. She is also survived by five grand nephews and grand nieces and numerous cousins.
Funeral arrangements were by the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, Revere. Burial was in Holy Cross Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to: Lighthouse Nursing Care Center, Patient Activity Fund, 204 Proctor Avenue, Revere, MA 02151. For guestbook, please visit: www.Buonfiglio.com.
Ann A. Pierni of Burlington, formerly of Swampscott, died on August 10.
The beloved wife of Ernest V. Pierni, she was the devoted mother of Ellen Munick and her husband, Dana, Victor Pierni and his wife, Veronica, all of Andover; dear sister of Margaret DiGuilio, Robert Bisegna and the late Ela Riparandido, Dell Miller, Frank Bisegna, Lee Pesce, Reno and Charles Bisegna, Barbara Ribicanti and Mary Bowen. She is also survived by her loving grandchildren; Alex and Benjamin Munick, Vanessa, Teddy and Brian Pierni.
Funeral arrangements were by the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons – Bruno Funeral Home, Revere. Burial was in Holy Cross Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Alzheimer’s Assoc. 311 Arsenal St. Watertown, MA. 02472. For guestbook: www.buonfiglio.com.