Pasquale ‘Nicky’ Navarro
Wallpaper Designer and freelance photographer
Pasquale "Nicky" Navarro died unexpectedly at his Chelsea home on September 5. He was 85 years old.
Mr. Navarro was born and raised in Fall River and moved to Everett as a young boy. He moved to Chelsea in 1951 when he married the love of his life, Grace L. (Fulco.) The couple just celebrated their 59th anniversary in August.
Mr. Navarro was affectionately known as "Patsy" or "Nicky" and was a wallpaper designer for the former Thomas H. Strahan Co. of Chelsea for more than 27 years. He was also a free lance photographer for Coronet Studios of Chelsea and was still taking pictures for weddings and other functions until he was 81 years old. "Nicky" was an amazingly energetic individual who, until his untimely death, was a volunteer at the Chelsea Citadel of the Salvation Army and at the Food Pantry at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church of Chelsea.
In addition to his wife, he leaves his sons, Jeffrey P. Navarro and his wife, Lori, of Lynn and David and his wife, Michelle, of Winthrop. He was the cherished grandfather of David, Danielle, Jessica, Eric and Christopher and is also survived by his sister in law, Carmelina Navarro, of Everett and many nieces and nephews. He was the brother of the late Ernest, Nunzio, Josephine and Michael Navarro and Domenica Pesce.
Family and friends are invited to visit with the family on Friday, September 10 beginning at 10 a.m. in the Vertuccio & Smith Funeral Home, 773 Broadway (Route 107) Revere. His Funeral will be conducted in the Funeral Home at 1 p.m. Friday followed by burial in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Salvation Army Citadel, 258 Chestnut St., Chelsea, MA 02150.
John Robnik Jr.
Former Suffolk County Deputy Sheriff, Lemuel Shattuck Hospital employee
John R. Robnik Jr. of Revere was stricken at home on September 5 and rushed to Mass. General Hospital in Boston where he died. He was 50 years old.
A life long Revere resident and a graduate of Revere High School, Class of 1977, he served in the US Army from 1977 to 1981 and then began a career with the Suffolk County Sheriff’s Department. About two years ago, he returned to school at the Chelsea Soldiers Home-School of Nursing and was working at Lemuel Shattuck Hospital of Boston at the time of his untimely death.
He was the beloved son of Anna L. (Zampanti) Robnik of Revere with whom he made his home and the late John R. Robnik Sr.; the cherished brother of Cheryl A. Evans of Revere and Paula Reardon of Ashland; dear uncle of Christopher Evans of Revere and Lauren A. and Chase A. Reardon of Ashland and is also survived by several loving aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.
Visiting hours will be held on Thursday, September 9 from 4 to 8 p.m. in the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Route 107) Revere. His funeral will be held from the funeral home on Friday at 9 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Anthony of Padua Church, Revere, at 10 a.m. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery.
Jean M. (Mamogochian) Moon of Revere died following a long illness at the Mt. Auburn Hospital of Cambridge on August 30. She was 68 years old.
Born and raised in Somerville, she attended Somerville Schools and was a 1958 graduate of Somerville High School. She lived in Somerville all her life until coming to Revere two years ago to make her home with her son, John C. Moon, a stylist at "Jerry’s Barber Shop" on Broadway, Revere.
A devoted homemaker, grandmother and great grandmother, in addition to her son, John, she is survived by her son James J. Moon and his wife, Rita L., of Dorchester and Keegan J. Moon and his wife, Heather, of Lewiston, Maine and her grandchildren, Keegan R. and Helen C. Moon of Lewiston, Maine. She was the sister of Barbara A. Girard and her husband, Richard, of Hampton, NH, Mary B. McKay of Westford, MA, Karen S. Riley and her husband, John, of Belchertown, MA and many nieces and nephews.
Family and friends are invited to attend a period of visitation in the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Route 107) Revere on Saturday, September 11 beginning at 1 p.m. followed by a Memorial Service at 3 p.m. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701.
Foreman at Siegel’s Yards
Domenic L. Brangiforte died in Revere on September 3 at the Massachusetts General Hospital following a long battle with cancer . He was 68 years old.
Born and raised in East Boston, he was a graduate of East Boston High School, Class of 1959. He worked for H. Siegel Yards of Revere for more than 35 years as Yard Manager.
He was the beloved husband of 37 years of Mary T. (Gallagher); father of Dianne B. Brennick and her husband, Dennis, and Domenic L. Brangiforte Jr. and his wife, Holly, all of Revere; Denise A. Smith and her husband, Richard, of Everett and the late Richard J. Gallahter; grandfather of Dana B., Amanda L., Domenic L. III and Nicholas M. Brangiforte, all of Revere and Michael R. Smith of Everett. He was the dear brother of Carmella Ferrante of Revere, Josephine Gentile of East Boston, Rocco Brangiforte and his wife, Joanne, of Saugus, Salvatore and his wife, Ann, and Philip and his wife, Maureen, and Joseph Brangiforte, all of East Boston and the late Annemarie James. He is also lovingly survived by his great grandson, Joshua, his brother in law, Edward Gallagher and his wife, Rose, of Reading and many nieces and nephews.
Visiting hours will be today, Wednesday, September 8 from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Route 107) Revere. Family and friends are invited to attend the Funeral from the Funeral Home on Thursday, September 9 at 9:30 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in the Immaculate Conception Church, Revere at 10:30 a.m. Parking is available in the lot left of the Funeral Home. Burial will be in Holy Cross Cemetery.
Vernon M. Makkers of Revere died on August 30.
The husband of F. Virginia "Ginny" (Hopkins) Makkers, he was the father of the late Craig Makkers; brother of Norma Gall of Beverly , Janice Clements and the late George, Joseph and A. Marie Makkers, Edna Alleyne, and Pauline Harewood; stepfather of Doreen Murray and her husband, David, of Chelsea, George of Malden and James of Revere; grandfather of Sharyn, Tina, Chaz, Autumn, Ashley and Preston and great grandfather of Brendan. He also leaves a host of nieces and nephews and other relatives.
His funeral will be held on Thursday at 10 a.m. in Zion Baptist Church, 4 Adam St. Extension (corner of Fayette Street) Lynn. Burial will be in Pine Grove Cemetery. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited. Visiting hours will be today, Wednesday, from 4 to 8 p.m. in the Solimine, Landergan & Richardson Funeral Home, 67 Ocean St. (Rt1A) Lynn. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Building Bridges Thru Music, 25 Exchange St. Lynn, MA 01901 www.buildingbridgesthrumusic.org. For directions and guest book, please visit: www.solimine.com.
Life Long Public Servant
Angelo A. Amato, a life-long resident of East Boston, died September 3. He was 83 years old.
Born and raised in East Boston, he graduated from Lowell Institute of Technology in 1970. His career of public service spanned over five decades beginning as a Registered Professional Civil Engineer for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts from 1950 to 1984. He was active in political and labor issues during his career with the state and as a student of law, in particular general law. He also ventured into science and supported new ideas by inventors.
Mr. Amato lobbied for the improvement of working conditions for the employees of the Commonwealth for salary, health and other benefits. His efforts under Howard V. Doyle President of AFSME Council 41 succeeded in getting the first ever collective bargaining law for state employees. He served as secretary of Council 41 and as retirement counselor for Council 93.
Mr. Amato was a dedicated life-long public servant who served on many boards during his career with the State and is best recognized as a member of the State Board of Retirement where he served for 34 years from1968 to 2003.
As a member of the State Retirement Board, he was also a Trustee Board Member of P.R.I.M., the Board that is responsible for the investment of the $30 Billion State Employees Retirement Pension Fund.
Mr. Amato was a World War II veteran who served with the 98th Infantry and 25th Infantry Division of the 6th and 8th Army in the Far East. While overseas, he was employed by the 1067th Group Engineers for the US Army Civilians in Japan prior to his career with the Highway Department for the Commonwealth.
During the first landing of US troops to occupy Japan, Mr. Amato met Kimiko Yamaguchi who became the first Japanese war bride to be brought here to the United States by an Act of Congress. Congressman John F. Kennedy, who later became the 35th President of the United States sponsored the Bill on her behalf to allow her to enter the US to marry Mr. Amato in December of 1950 under the War Brides Act signed into law by President Harry S. Truman.
In addition to his wife, Kimiko, Mr. Amato leaves his three sons, Charles and his wife, Ginny, John and his wife, Lorraine, all of Wilmington and Joseph of East Boston. He is also survived by six grandchildren, Robert, Angelina, Michael and Christina of Wilmington, and Jason and Daniel of Quincy and one great grandchild, Logan of Wilmington and his sister, Josephine Nunez, of Revere, and several nieces and nephews. He also leaves many friends of the labor (AFSCME) movement Council 41 and Council 93 including a companion of many years, Josephine (Lombardo) Masucci of Medford, a legal secretary for the Commonwealth Labor and Industry.
Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Magrath Funeral Home, East Boston.
Of Orlando, formerly of Revere
Maria R. (Daveiga) Christle of Orlando, formerly of Revere, died on September 2.
She was the beloved wife of the late Vernon Christle; loving mother of Olga Maffeo and her husband, Michael, of Saugus, and Maria Isernia of Orlando; cherished grandmother of C.J., Nicholas, Christopher and Amanda; great grandmother of Nicholas, Jr.; dear sister of Raul Deveiga, Jr. of Malden, Frank Daveiga of Cape Verde, Isabel Daveiga of Cape Verde, and Guilhermina Daveiga of Saugus.
Her funeral will be held from the Bisbee-Porcella Funeral Home, 549 Lincoln Ave., Saugus today, Wednesday, at 10 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass at St. Anthony of Padua, 250 Revere St., Revere, at 11 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. For directions www.BisbeePorcella.com
Rosemarie Ann Visconte
Department of Conservation and Resources retiree
Rosemarie Ann Visconte of Revere, formerly of South Boston and Dorchester, died on August 30 at Tufts’ Medical Center, Boston, after a long illness. She was 69 years old.
Born and raised in Boston, she lived in South Boston for many years, then moved to Dorchester where she lived until 2005. She moved to Revere in 2005. She worked for many years with the Department of Conservation and Resources as a payroll officer. She had a passion for the care of animals and was a generous contributor to the MSPCA through the years.
She was the daughter of the late Vito J. and Rose M. (Lanza) Visconte, the devoted mother of Thomas M. Moore and his wife, Karen, and cherished grandmother of Kaitlyn E. and Taylor M. Moore, all of Derry, NH; beloved godmother and aunt to William J. Gately and his wife, Louise A., of Burrillville, RI, Anthony and Christopher Visconte, both of Wareham, and George Tinkham of Plainville, MA. She was the dear close friend of Bobby Tierney and is also lovingly survived by many other nieces and nephews. She was the sister of the late Lucille C. Gately, Carol Ann Tinkham and Vito J. Visconte, Jr.
Family and friends are invited to visit with the family today, Wednesday, September 8 beginning at 12 noon in the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Rt. 107) Revere followed by the funeral service in the funeral home at 1 p.m. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the MSPCA, 350 South Huntington Ave., Boston, MA 02130-9923 or to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation , 89 South St., Boston, MA 02111.
Irene R. Gomez, a 26-year resident of Revere, formerly of Boston’s North End, died on September 1 following a 10-year battle with cancer at Beaumont Nursing & Rehabilitation Center of Natick. She was 72 years old.
A native of Boston’s North End, she was raised and educated in Boston and began working for the New England Tel & Tel (now Verizon) immediately following graduation. She worked there for 47 years reaching most successful positions within management and engineering, retiring in 2003. She was a member of the Telephone Pioneers of America and, along with her family, was a devotee of St. Stephen’s Parish of the North End.
She was the daughter of the late Ramon and Elena (Freire) Gomez-Ponte; dear sister of the late Dolores L. Salemi, Juanita A. Ponte, Elena M. Watson and Ramon Gomez, Jr.; cherished aunt of Raymond D. Salemi and his wife, Karen A., of Framingham, Robert A. Salemi of Salem, NH, Thomas L. Salemi and his wife, Nicole, of Newburyport, Susan K. Bell of Revere and recently of Peabody, William A. Marino and his wife, Elizabeth, of Alexandria, VA and Paul S. Marino of Charlton, MA. She is also lovingly survived by many grandnieces and grandnephews.
Funeral arrangements were by the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, Revere. Burial was in Holy Cross Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to Foster Parrots LTD, PO Box 650, Rockland, MA 02370.
Former Chelsea, Revere, Winthrop Home Care employee
Lorraine F. (McCool) Herra of Revere died on September 3 at home.
Born in Revere, she lived most of her life in this city and spent many years in Virginia. A former employee of Chelsea, Revere, Winthrop Home Care, she was the beloved wife of the late Walter; devoted mother of Mark Herra of Revere; dear sister of Regina lacoviello of Revere, George McCool of Pennsylvania and the late John McCool; beloved daughter of the late Cornelius F. and Eva (Zaccaria) and is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.
Funeral arrangements were by the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, Revere. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701.
Of Roslindale, formerly of Revere
Eva (Milender) Arons of Roslindale, formerly of Revere and Winthrop, died on September 2. She was 109 years old.
The daughter of the late William and Rose Milender, she was the beloved wife of the late Charles Arons; loving mother of Gilbert Arons and his wife, Jacqueline, of Newton, Marjorie Gurwitz and her husband, William, of Florida and Arlene Kohen and her husband, Sheldon, of New York; dear grandmother of Michele, David, Karen, Lisa and Beverly and great grandmother of Tamar, Joshua, Rebecca, Jessica, Joshua and Alex.
Graveside Services were held at Lawrence Avenue Cemetery, West Roxbury. Remembrances may be made to Hebrew SeniorLife, 1200 Centre Street, Roslindale, MA 02131. Arrangements were by Levine Chapels, Brookline.
Lillian M. (Capes) Parker of Revere died unexpectedly on August 29. She was 73 years old.
Born in Arlington, the daughter of the late Raymond and Lillian (Andrews) Capes, she leaves her children, Richard Parker, Christine Parker-DuBois, Janice Parker and Susan Stewart; a brother, Raymond Capes and his wife, Jackie; four sisters, Frances Messina, Ann Bruno and her husband, George, Mary Wallask and her husband, Robert, Patricia Gallagher and her husband John; 12 grandchildren and six great grandchildren. She is also survived and loved by many nieces and nephews. She was the mother of the late Allan Parker. She was formerly married to the late Robert L. Parker.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend a memorial service to be held on Friday, September 10 at 10 a.m. in First Parish Church, 47 East Derry Rd, East Derry, NH. Please join the family immediately following the service in the church function room for a time to visit. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to a charity of one’s choice. The Britton-Shrewsbury Funeral Home, 648 Main St., Shrewsbury, MA is assisting the family with arrangements. To leave a message of sympathy on her memorial guest book, please visit www.brittonfuneralhomes.com.
Elizabeth Case Lanzo
Retired New England Mutual Life Insurance Company Supervisor
Elizabeth "Irene" Case Lanzo of Chattanooga, TN, died on July 22 at the home of her daughter, Carol, in Rossville, GA. She was 93 years old.
Mrs. Lanzo was born in Salmon Cove, Newfoundland, on September 23, 1916 to Samuel and Mabre Jane Parsons Case and was the fifth of six children. She was preceded in death by her parents and all her siblings.
She and her late husband, Revere Firefighter Rocco Lanzo, were married for 56 years. They lived and worked in together in Revere and were deeply involved in Fire Fighter activities throughout the city and state. She was a retired supervisor from the New England Mutual Life Insurance Company in Boston and then moved to Chattanooga, TN where she became known as "Miss Irene".
She and her husband traveled all over the United States, Europe and Asia, visiting their children and grandchildren. She was an avid sports fan, especially of the Boston professional sports teams, and more recently the Tennessee Vols. She was a person who warmly loved her entire family and all of the many friends she came to know throughout her long life. She knitted sweaters and scarves, and crocheted afghans galore and always believed and practiced "Giving with a Warm Heart".
She is survived by three children, Marilyn Paul and her husband, Richard, of San Pedro, CA and New Braunfels, TX, Atty. Stan and his wife, Melissa Lanzo, of Chattanooga, TN and Carol Anderson of Rossville, GA; four grandchildren, Beth (A.J.) Wolpman, Brenda (Chris) Asmus, Janyce Lever, and Sharyn Peach (Bart Savage); six great-grandchildren, Zachary Asmus, Jessica Wolpman, Benjamin Asmus, Jillian Wolpman, Maren Asmus and Lexi Lever and her special friend and caregiver, Glenda Tate.
She will be buried and reunited with her husband at a Graveside Memorial Service on Saturday, September 25 at 11 a.m. at Puritan Lawn Memorial Park, 185 Lake Street, Peabody, MA. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in her name to the Revere Fire-Fighters Association, Revere, MA 02151.
Former Massachusetts State employee
Carol A. DeMato, a life long resident of Revere, died on September 2 at Beverly Hospital. She was 64 years old.
A former employee of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, she was the devoted sister of Americo "Rico" DeMato Jr. of Revere and the beloved daughter of the late Americo and Amelia (Luciano) DeMato.
Funeral arrangements were by the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, Revere. For guestbook, please visit www.Buonfiglio.com
Retired Revere School Custodian, member of many organizations
Richard T. Laurano of Revere died at the Hammersmith Nursing Center in Saugus on September 1. He was 82 years old.
Born, raised and a lifelong resident of Revere, Mr. Laurano was the son of the late Michael and Annie (Caggiano) Laurano. He was a US Army veteran of World War II and a member of the Beachmont VFW Post 6712, the American Legion Post 0061, a life member of the DAV and the Revere ITAM.
Mr. Laurano worked for many years as a custodian in the Revere Public Schools. He served as Union President of the AFSCME Local 1383 and, after retirement, worked as a real estate agent for Connor Real Estate in Saugus.
He was the husband of Edwina L. (Fahey) Laurano; the father of four children, Lt. Richard Laurano, Jr. (RFD) of Revere and his companion, Camille, Lynda DiCarlo and her husband, Stephen, of Peabody, Lisa Hoppe and her husband, Steven, of Florida and Lt. Joseph Laurano (RFD); five grandchildren; Adrienne, Richard III, Kristen, Stephen and Lauran. He was the brother of the late Guy, Catherine, Helen, Joseph, Michael and Anthony. Mr. Laurano is also survived by many nieces and nephews.
Funeral arrangements were by the Porcella Funeral Home, Revere. Burial was at Holy Cross Cemetery in Malden.
30-year Supermarket Employee
Leo P. Thompson of Revere, formerly of Somerville, died on August 28.
A 30 year employee of Broadway Supermarket, Cambridge, he enjoyed the Revere Senior Center and playing cards with friends.
He was the beloved husband of the late Josephine (Dellarusso); devoted father of Leo J. of Revere; brother of Robert of Manchester, NH, Harold of Everett, Jean of Florida and Dottie of Somerville; grandfather of Lauri Pattern; great grandfather of Ashley Pattern and is also survived by many nieces and nephews.
Funeral arrangements were by the Spencer Funeral Service, South Boston. Donations in his memory may be made to a charity of your choice.
East Boston resident
Margaret M. Russo died in East Boston following a brief illness on August 24. She was 71 years old.
The beloved daughter of the late Amiello and Charlotte (Arabian) Russo, she was the devoted sister to Josephine M. "Joanne" Gleeson and her husband, William J. Sr., of East Boston and the late Peter Russo; cherished aunt of William J. Gleeson Jr., dear grand aunt of Chanelle M., Alise M. and William J. Gleeson III, all of East Boston. She is also lovingly survived by her surrogate sister Edith Fisher and her companion, John Cook, of East Boston, Kimberly, Al and Nicholas Bitto of Revere, Robert and Audrey, Robert Jr. and Zachary Fisher, David, Toni, Alexandria and David Fisher Jr., all of Winthrop, Danny S., Patricia, Justin S. and Matthew J. Smith of East Boston.
Services and burial were held privately at St. Michael Cemetery, Boston. Remembrances may be made to the Polycystic Kidney Disease Foundation, 8330 Ward Pkwy, Kansas City, MO., 64114 Boston Walk/Team Justin. Arrangements were in the care of Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, Revere.
Of Tewksbury, formerly of Chelsea
Dorothy M. (Spracklin) Powers of Tewksbury, formerly of Chelsea, died on August 31. She was 96 years old.
The beloved wife of the late Earl R., she was the mother of Robert E. Powers and his wife, Anne Girouard, of Nashua, NH and the late Earl R. "Buddy" Powers, Jr.; grandmother of Earl , Joseph, Erik, and Jessica Powers and Heather Hallford; great grandmother of P.J., Richard and Dakota Powers, and Amanda Isaac; sister of Roger P. Spracklin of Revere, Marion J. White of Saugus, Mildred E. Downey of Weymouth and the late Richard, John, Raymond and Benjamin "Norman" Spracklin. She also leaves many nieces and nephews.
Funeral arrangements were by the Farmer & Dee Funeral Home, Tewksbury. Burial was at Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to the American Cancer Society , 30 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701. For obituary see www.farmeranddee.com.
Mary A. (Zuben) O’Donnell, 10 year resident of Burlington, formerly of Everett and Chelsea, died on September 1. She was 93 years old.
She was the wife of the late John P. O’Donnell, the beloved mother of James F. O’Donnell and his wife, Shirley, of Revere, Elaine Vinci of Halifax, Mary Ellen Carabineris and her husband, James A., of Everett, Patricia Hansford of Chelmsford and John E. O’Donnell of Chelsea; dear sister of Jennie Lukis of Billerica, Nina Trout and her husband, William, of Tennessee and the late Peter Zuben, John Zuben, Anna Puddister; mother-in-law of the late Vincent Vinci; sister-in-law of Helen Wiley and the late Charles Lukis and is also lovingly survived by numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren.
Funeral arrangements were by the William R. Carafa & Son Home for Funerals, Chelsea. Burial was at Holy Cross Cemetery in Malden. For those who wish, memorial donations may be made to a charity of one’s choice.
Arlene (Essensa) Dadley of Revere died on August 28.
The beloved wife of the late George Dadley, she was the dear sister of the late James A. and his surviving wife, Barbara, of Hamilton; devoted aunt of Daryl Essensa and her partner, Beth Sayers, of Greenfield, James C. Essensa and his wife, Debra, of Beverly, David S. Essensa and his wife, Ann, of Exeter, NH; grand aunt of Fielding, James, Dacia, Whitney and Amanda.
A memorial service was held in the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, Revere. Burial was in Mt. Auburn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory can be made to the Caldwell Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, 16 Green Street, Ipswich, MA 01938 or Hospice Care Inc. 41 Montvale Ave. Suite 200 Stoneham, MA 02180. For guestbook: www.buonfiglio.com
Rev. Fr. Ruggeri Pasquale F.D.P.
Rev. Fr. Ruggeri Pasquale F.D.P. passed away peacefully on August 31.
He is survived by his Religious Family of Brothers and Sisters of Sons of Divine Providence.
A Concelebrated Funeral Mass in Celebration of Fr Pasquale’s life was held in the Chapel of St Pius X in the Don Orione Nursing Home, East Boston.
Arrangements were under the direction of the Ruggiero Mazzarella Memorial Home, East Boston.
Joseph A. Tofuri of Revere, formerly of Winchester, died on August 26. He was 83 years old.
A carpenter, he was born in Winthrop and was a member of the Winchester VFW and a US Navy veteran of World War II.
He was the beloved husband of Claire Tofuri; dear father of Diane Scheaffer, Wayne, Mary Ellen Gonsalves, Joseph Jr., Annie Gonsalves, Cassie, Hollie, Kristina, and Jeffrey; the brother of Mary Locacono, Mary Ann Esposito, Charles, Anna Pinzene, Emily Pacillo, Angelo and Dominick Tofuri and is also survived by his grandchildren.
A graveside service was held in Holy Cross Cemetery. Arrangements were by the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, Revere. For guestbook: www.buonfiglio.com.
Mildred L. Xindaris of Chelsea died on August 31.
The beloved wife of the late Pericles S. Xindaris, she was the devoted mother of Carmella Yannizze of Saugus; loving grandmother of Mildred "Millie" Mannion, Carmella Trodden and her husband, William, and great grandmother of James, Jennifer and Christopher.
Funeral arrangements were by the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, Revere. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in her name can be made to the American Cancer Society 30 Speen St. Framingham, MA 01701. For guest book: www.buonfiglio.com
Eugene R. Morel of Interlachen, Florida died on August 29 at his home following an extended illness. He was 80 years old.
He was a native of Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin and has lived in Interlachen for the past 26 years, coming from Somerville, Mass. He was a US Navy and US Air Force veteran of the Korean and Vietnam wars. A sheet metal worker, he worked for 10 years with the Charlestown naval shipyard and four years with the naval shipyard in Portsmouth, NH. As his hobbies, he enjoyed gardening, Craftsman tools and his dogs.
He was the father of the late James A. Morel and the late Kathleen Pearl Morel and is survived by his wife of 55 years, Ellen Morel, a son, Thomas O. Morel of New Windsor, NY; four daughters, Maureen McCabe, Jeanne Crabtree, and Susan Lohnes, all of Interlachen, and Nancy Leach of Revere; a sister, Kathleen Cuichta of Interlachen, 13 grandchildren, nine great grandchildren and several brothers and sisters-in-law.
Arrangements were under the direction of Johnson-Overturf Funeral Home in Interlachen, Florida.
Alfred Ferrairo Jr.
Mass. General Hospital retiree
Alfred G. "Junior" Ferrairo, Jr. of Revere died on August 31.
A US Army veteran, he was an ITAM member and a retired employee of Massachusetts General Hospital with 24 years of service.
He was the devoted father of Tara Jo Ferrairo of Saugus; loving son of Margaret Ferrairo and the late Alfred Sr.; dear brother of Ann Lupo of Cambridge, Thomas of Lynn, David of Haverhill, Joseph of Peabody and the late Diana Borgosano; former husband of Beverly Guttadauro; stepfather of Toni Jo Sabella and Stephen Guttadauro and is also survived by two loving grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral arrangements were by the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, Revere. Donations in his memory can be made to the Oncology Dept. at MGH, 100 Blossom St., Boston, MA 02114 or Kaplan Family Hospice House, 78 Liberty St., Danvers, MA 01923. For guestbook www.buonfiglio.com