Obituaries 09-16-2010

September 16, 2010
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Atty. Joseph DiCarlo, 86

Former Revere Mayor, Decorated veteran

Atty. Joseph W. DiCarlo, a lifelong Revere resident, died peacefully at home on September 8. He was 86 years old.

A decorated US Army veteran of World War II, he was a recipient of the Purple Heart and the Bronze Star Medals. He was a graduate Revere High School, Class of 1941, Harvard College, Harvard Law School Class of 1951, former Mayor of the City of Revere and a former member of the city council and School Committee. He also served as the City of Revere’s Tax Collector for 22 yrs, Special Assistant to the Commissioner Mass Department of Public Works, Board of Directors Chelsea, Revere and Winthrop Home Care and on the Board of Directors of C.A.P.I.C.

He was the beloved husband of Janet V. (Mottolo); devoted father of Dr. Kenneth DiCarlo of Florida, Janis DiCarlo Meier of Switzerland and Anne DiCarlo of Revere; loving son of the late Michael and Mary (Magliaro) DiCarlo-Coppola; dear brother of Phyllis Smith of Rhode Island and is also survived by one loving granddaughter, Eve Christine Meier, and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, Revere. Memorial donations may be made to the Lighthouse Nursing Care Center, 204 Proctor Ave., Revere MA 02151 C/O Activity Fund. BuriaI was in Woodlawn Cemetery. For guest book please visit www.Buonfiglio.com.

 

Paul Repucci

Motorcycle Enthusiast

Paul J. Repucci died unexpectedly at his Thornton, NH home on September 12. He was 71 years old.

Born, raised and educated in East Boston, he was a 1957 graduate of East Boston High School. Most of his working career was spent as a laborer in the construction industry. He became fascinated with motorcycles and motor bikes at a young age and owned many, often taking long trips across country.

He lived in California and Florida for several years and returned to Massachusetts about 20 years ago, settling in Braintree. Four years ago he moved to Thornton, NH.

He was the son of the late John and Rosina M. "Rose" (Muro) Repucci; brother of Marion J. Repucci of East Boston and the late John A. Repucci; father of Jacqueline Neider of the North Shore and is also survived by several loving nieces and nephews.

Family and friends are invited to attend a Memorial Mass on Tuesday, September 21 at 10 a.m. at Sacred Heart Church, East Boston. Burial will be in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to Sacred Heart Parish Restoration Fund, 103 Paris St., East Boston, MA 02128. Arrangements are entrusted to the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals of Revere.

 

Robert Blaikie.

Beachmont resident

Robert P. Blaikie of Beachmont, Revere died on September 13.

He was the beloved husband of Patricia A. (Granese); father of Robert P. Blaikie Jr. and his wife, Maria, of Danvers and Doris Blaikie McCann of Hingham; brother of Jeannie Faretra of East Boston, Peggy Corrigan of Florida and the late Patricia Souza, Nancy and George Blaikie Jr.; loving and adoring Papa to Richard and Emma McCann and Anna and Robert D. Blaikie.

His Funeral will be held from the Magrath Funeral Home, 325 Chelsea St [at Day Sq] East Boston Thursday morning at 9 followed by a Funeral Mass in the Most Holy Redeemer Church at 10 o’clock. Relatives and friends are invited. Visiting hours are today, Wednesday, from 4 to 8 p.m. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory to Kaplan Family Hospice, 78 Liberty St., Danvers 01923 would be appreciated. www.MagrathFuneralHome.com

 

Paolina Mellone

East Boston resident

Paolina ( Parisi ) Mellone of East Boston died on September 12 in her 102nd year.

She was the beloved wife of the late Giovanni Mellone with whom she shared 40 years of marriage; loving mother of Anna Pisaturo and her husband, Joseph, and Damiano Mellone, all of East Boston, and the late Alfonso Mellone and his wife, Catherine ( Pisaturo) Mellone, of Revere; dear sister of the late Rosa and Palma Parisi; cherished grandmother of three and great grandmother of six.

Her Funeral will be held from Vazza’s "Beechwood" Funeral Home, 262 Beach Street, Revere, 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 Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. For directions and guest book. www.vazzafunerals.com.

 

Robert Murphy

Of Revere, formerly of East Boston

Robert E. Murphy of Revere, formerly of East Boston, died on September 12 after a brief illness.

He was the beloved husband of Irene ( Sylvester) Murphy with whom he shared 59 years of marriage; loving father of Robert Murphy and his wife, Jane, of Melrose, Michael Murphy and his wife, Debra, and David Murphy and his wife, Gillian Cable Murphy, all of Saugus, John Murphy and his wife, Janet, of Swampscott and Janet Krol and her husband, Wesley, of N. Reading. He was the cherished grandfather of nine and great grandfather of five.

Family and friends are invited to visit today, Wednesday, from 3 to 7 p.m. in Vazza’s "Beechwood" Funeral Home, 262 Beach Street, Revere. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made in his name to the Beth Israel Deaconess ICU and Cardiac Unit, 330 Brookline Ave., Boston Ma 02215. For directions and guest book. www.vazzafunerals.com.

 

Jenret Appleberry

ROCA Youth Coordinator

Jenret H. Appleberry of Chelsea died suddenly at home and unexpectedly on September 6. He was 26 years old.

Born in Boston, he was well known in the Chelsea community as a youth coordinator for ROCA.

The beloved companion for 10 years of Yetzaira Bonilla, he was the beloved father of Kamaury Jenret Appleberry and Aryanna Jade Appleberry; loving son of Patricia Appleberry of Revere and Jenret H. Ford of Boston; dear brother of Katikie Appleberry-Robinson of Revere, Lamar Johnson of Fall River, James Davis of Chelsea, Ciara Appleberry of Chelsea, Erica Morrison of Boston, Martavia Richardson of Charlestown and Amare Appleberry of Brockton. He is also lovingly survived by his godmother Earline McNary of Brockton and her children, Laketha, Lataisha, Tyriece, Andrea, Kyron and Daishon.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Smith Funeral Home, Chelsea. Committal Services were private. To send a message of condolence to his family, please visit www.smithfuneralhomes.com.

 

Frances M. (Andreottola) Murphy

A Valiant Woman

Frances M. (Andreottola) Murphy died at Massachusetts General Hospital on September 8. She was 88 years old.

Born to Frank and Mary (Tempesta) Andreottola in 1922, she was the second of four children. She was born and raised in Revere, and lived in the same house on Mountain Avenue for more than 80 years.

A graduate of Revere High School, she married Frank Murphy. The couple were married for 56 years until his death in 2000. She served as a welder in the ship yard of Chelsea during World War II. As a seamstress, she created Christening and prom dresses, and also helped at the family store, Seaview Market in Beachmont. She later retired from Children’s Hospital. She was also a summer resident of Merrimac, Mass., where she enjoyed more than 50 years at the family’s summer home on Lake Attitash.

She was the cherished mother of Mary Lyn Colannino and her husband, Roy, Patricia Kyle and her husband,

Kenneth, all of Revere, Maureen Tuttavilla and her husband, Mark, of Topsfield; dear sister of Eleanor Mancini and her husband, Victor, and the late Nicholas, and his wife, Frances, and Anthony "Strum" Andreottola, and his wife, Clair. She was the loving aunt of Victor Mancini, Mary Buonfiglio and Corinne Hadden and is also survived by eight adoring grandchildren and their husbands and wives, nine treasured great-grandchildren, many, many loving nieces and nephews and her loving ‘sister’ Ellie Gagliardi. She was a dear friend to many neighbors on Mountain Avenue and at Lake Attitash.

Funeral arrangements were by the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home. Burial was at Holy Cross Cemetery. Donations in her memory can be made to the Jimmy Fund, 44 Binney St., Boston, MA 02115

 

Elizabeth Case Lanzo

Active in city and state Fire Fighter Activities

Elizabeth "Irene" Case Lanzo, formerly of Revere and Chattanooga, TN, died on Thursday, July 22. She was 93 years old.

Mrs. Lanzo was born in Salmon Cove Newfoundland, on September 23, 1916 to Samuel and Mabre Jane Parsons Case. She was the fifth of six children and was preceded in death by her parents and all her siblings.

She was the wife of the late Rocco Lanzo. She and her fire fighter husband, Rocco, were married for 56 years. They lived and worked in Revere and together, they were deeply involved in fire fighter activities throughout the city and state.

Mrs. Lanzo was a retired supervisor for the New England Mutual Life Insurance Company in Boston and then moved to Chattanooga, TN where she became known as "Miss Irene". With her husband Rocco, she traveled all over the United States, Europe and Asia, visiting her children and grandchildren. She was an avid sports fan, especially 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 believed and practiced always "Giving with a Warm Hand".

She is survived by three children, Marilyn (Richard) Paul, San Pedro, CA and New Braunfels, TX, Atty. Stan (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 a special friend and caregiver, Glenda Tate.

Family and friends are invited to a Graveside Memorial Service on Saturday, September 25 at 11 a.m. at Puritan Lawn Memorial Park, 185 Lake Street, Peabody where she will be buried and reunited with her husband. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in the name of Irene Lanzo to The Revere Firefighter’s Memorial Fund, 400 Broadway, Revere, MA 02151.

 

James Fiore

Of Woburn, formerly of East Boston

James L. Fiore of Woburn, formerly of East Boston, died on September 11.

He was the beloved husband of Sylvia M Petagna; loving son of Lena (Serino) of Revere and the late Vincent Fiore; dear brother of Domenic, Joseph and Stephen, all of Revere, and Angela C. Fiore of Peabody; adored Godfather of Brian S. Foster of Haverhill and Julia N. Silvestri of Wakefield. He is also survived by many cherished nieces and nephews.

His Funeral will be held from the Ruggiero Mazzarella Memorial Home, 971 Saratoga St (Orient Heights) East Boston today, Wednesday, September 15 at 9 a.m. with a Mass of Christian Burial in Celebration of his life in Sacred Heart Church, Brooks Street, East Boston at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited. Services will conclude with Mr. Fiore being laid to rest in Woodbrook Cemetery Woburn. For more information or to send the Fiore family an online condolence, visit www.ruggieromh.com.

 

Rose Badolato

Revere resident

Rose M. (Pecora) Badolato of Revere died on September 10.

She was the beloved wife of the late Joseph; devoted mother of Marie Aloisi of Salem, Joseph Jr. of Wakefield and Susan DeMarco of Derry NH.; dear sister of Constance DelNino of Tennessee, Ann Allen of Woburn, Jenney Rizzo of California, Ralph Pecora of Belmont and the late Caroline Pecora-Badolato. She is also survived by six loving grandchildren.

Her Funeral will be held from the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons -Bruno Funeral Home, 128 Revere St., Revere, today, Wednesday, at 10 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Anthony’s Church at 11 a.m. Relatives and friends are kindly invited. Entombment will be in Holy Cross Mausoleum. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the American Cancer Society 30 Speen St. Framingham, MA 01701. For guestbook visit: www.buonfiglio.com.

 

Jean Marie Stimson

Of Watertown, formerly of Revere

Jean Marie Stimson of Watertown, formerly of Revere and Boston, died on August 27.

She was the beloved wife of 47 years of Henry L. Stimson of Boston; devoted mother of Lori T. Brothers and her husband, Thomas P. Brothers, Sr., of Brockton, Julie J. Stimson of Boston, Jacqueline Brothers of Boston, and Lee Stimson of Malden. She is also survived 10 grandchildren, three of whom she raised, and several aunts, uncles, and cousins. She was the daughter of the late Bruno Raczkowski and Frances (Martini) Raczkowksi of Boston; sister of the late William J. Raczkowski and her surviving sister-in-law Josephine R. Raczkowski of Somerville.

Arrangements were by Casper Funeral Home, South Boston. In lieu of flowers, make a donation to your favorite charity in her name. For online guestbook www.casperfuneralservices.com.

 

Carol Ann Rodrigues

Worked in Academia

Carol Ann Rodrigues of Revere, formerly of Dorchester, was born on December 20, 1947 in Attleboro, to the late Lee and John Reid. She earned her Associates Degree from Fisher Jr. College in 1968, then went on to Boston University and took courses in Business Administration toward her Bachelor’s Degree. From 1973 to 1980, she worked as Administrative Assistant at the Museum of Afro-American History, and then served as Assistant Director at the Harvard Grad School of Design. She went on to Cambridge College and held positions as Executive Assistant to the President and also as Admissions Representative recruiting new students. While working full time at Cambridge College, she earned her M.Ed. She worked at the Whittier Health Street Center as Case Manager.

She was a loving mother to the late John Rodrigues and Eddie; a doting grandmother to John Jr., Dahnier, Omari and Devonte. She was the sister of Lila, Johnnie and Ellis; step-daughter to James Jefferson, and step-sister to Barbara, John, Karen, David, Bobby and Janet. She leaves her son, Eddie, and grandchildren to mourn her passing along with other family and friends.

Services will be held on Thursday, September 16 at Davis Funeral Home, 654 Cummins Hwy, Mattapan from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Cremation will immediately follow the service.

 

Gladys Ginnetti

Revere resident

Gladys E. (Holland) Ginnetti of Revere, formerly of Union Grove, NC, died on September 9 following a long illness at the Lighthouse Nursing Center surrounded by the love and devotion of her three daughters, assisting her on her journey to the Lord. She was 85 years old.

A native of Union Grove, NC, Mrs. Ginnetti lived in Revere for more than 65 years and was an active member of the former First United Methodist Church of Revere and the Maplewood Baptist Church of Malden.

She was the beloved wife of 62 years of the late Dante P.; cherished mother of Linda J. Ginnetti-Browne and her husband, Daniel L., of Jacksonville FL, formerly of Revere, Kathleen Mills and her husband, Charles, of Fairfield CT and Judith A. Ginnetti of Revere; devoted grandmother of Kathleen P. Gatto and her husband, Jay, and Daniel L. Browne Jr., all of Jacksonville FL, Brandon C. Mills and his wife, Jen, and Casey H. Mills, all of Connecticut; dear sister of Lura Hoots of Lewisville NC, Laura Wike of Cocoa FL, Lenette Murphy and Perry "Bud" Holland, both of Union Grove, NC and the late Betty Johnson, Carroll and Richard "R.B." Holland, Nellie Forman, Ila "Boots" Monico, Herbert, Claude, George, Sam and Adron "Al" Holland. She is also lovingly survived by her great grandchildren, Jake, Dillon, Kate and Connor, her surrogate daughter, Linda Massouda and her husband, Abe, of Middleton, many nieces, nephews, grand nieces and grand nephews.

Funeral arrangements are by the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Rte 107) Revere. Services and burial will be held on Friday, September 17 in Union Grove, NC. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to Zion Baptist Church, 714 Union Gove Rd, Union Grove, NC 28689.

 

Pia Magnifico

Survived World War II in Italy

Pia A. (Orlando) Magnifico of Revere, formerly of East Boston, died on September 11.

Mrs. Magnifico survived World War II in Italy, had a great sense of humor, loved to dance and was a wonderful cook.

She was the beloved wife of the late Philip Magnifico with whom she shared 53 years of marriage, the loving mother of John Magnifico and his wife, Nancy, of Salisbury and Philip Magnifico of Cambridge; dear sister of Tina Pellecchia and her husband, Joseph, of Lynnfield, Rosetta Bruno, Nina Mamolino, Angelo and Tonino Orlando, all of Naples Italy; cherished grandmother of John and his wife, Lauren, and Michael Magnifico and is also survived by a great granddaughter Tatyanna. She was the aunt of Nancy Weiss and friend of Brenda Bikowski.

Funeral arrangements were by Vazza’s "Beechwood" Funeral Home, Revere. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. For guest book, please visit: www.vazzafunerals.com.

 

Gilda Starling

Revere resident

Gilda M. (Permatteo) Starling of Revere died on September 10. She was 90 years old.

She was the wife of the late George J. Starling, Jr.; mother of James E. Starling and his wife, Joanne, of Tewksbury and the late George J. Starling, III; sister of Joseph Permatteo of Holiday, FL. and the late Anthony Permatteo and Ida Zaccaria. She is also survived by her three grandchildren, Sheila Lokken, Mark Starling and Jeff Starling, six great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

A Memorial Mass was celebrated in St. Anthony of Padua Church, Revere. Burial was in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. Gifts in her memory may be made to the Disabled American Veterans PO Box 14301 Cincinnati, OH 45250. For online register book please visit www.cuffemcginn.com. Arrangements were under the care of the Cuffe-McGinn Funeral Home, Lynn.

 

Jean Helen Moon

Of Revere, formerly of Somerville

Jean Helen (Jamgochian) Moon of Revere, formerly of Somerville, died on August 30. She was 69 years old.

She was the cherished mother of James J. Moon and his wife, Rita L., of Dorchester, Keegan J. Moon and his wife, Heather, of Lewiston, ME and John C. Moon of Revere with whom she made her home; devoted grandmother of Keegan R. and Helen C. Moon of Lewiston, ME; dear sister of Barbara A. Girard and her husband, Richard, of Hampton, NH, Mary B. McKay of Westford and Karen S. Riley and her husband, John, of Belchertown. She is also lovingly survived by many nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, Revere. Memorial remembrances may be made to the American Cancer Society , 30 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701

 

Richard Campbell

Electrician at GE, Tailgating expert

Richard P. "Richie" Campbell of Haverhill, formerly of North Andover, Everett and Revere, died on September 6 following a long illness at the Merrimac Valley Hospice of Haverill. He was 60 years old.

Born and raised in Everett and a 1967 graduate of the Everett Vocational School, he lived n Everett until marrying Revere native Diane (Russo) Campbell in 1973. The couple lived in Revere for five years and moved to North Andover in 1978 where they remained until 2007 when they moved to Haverhill.

He was a member of the Beverly Elks and the Italian American Club of Lynn. "Richie," worked for more than 19 years for General Electric of Lynn as an electrician. He will long be remembered for his expertise in the art of tailgating. He brought an abundance of energy and entertainment to the sport for the benefit of his family and friends.

He was the beloved husband of 26 years of Diane (Russo); cherished father of Jessica A. Campbell of Haverhill; devoted brother of Lawrence Campbell Jr. and his wife, Marie, of Everett, Joseph Campbell and his wife, Marianna, of Georgetown, Brenda Gaynor and her husband, Robert, and Roberta Oliver, all of Nahant. He is also lovingly survived by his mother in law Rose Russo and his brother in law Angelo Russo Jr., both of Salem and his sister in law Denise Badolato and her husband, John, of Andover and by many nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, Revere. Burial was in Puritan Lawn Memorial Cemetery, Peabody. In lieu of flowers remembrances may be made to the Merrimac Valley Hospice, 360 North Ave., Haverhill, MA 01830.

 

Paul Sherman

City of Revere employee

Paul Sherman of Revere died by accident on September 9.

He was the beloved husband of Blanca (Figueroa) Sherman; loving father of Fernando Diaz and his wife, Teresa, of Millis; dear brother of the late Eleanor Fleming and Wilfred Sherman; fond uncle of Rhonda Carey and her husband, Ken, and her children, Naomi and Rachel Carey of Colorado; dear friend of Gerald and Patricia Mirarchi.

Funeral arrangements were by Vazaa’s "Beechwood" Funeral Home, Revere. For guest book, please visit: www.vazzafunerals.com.

 

Paul Antonelli

Lynn resident

Paul B. Antonelli of Lynn, formerly of Medford, died on September 7.

He was the beloved husband of Joan (Kennedy) Antonelli (formerly of Somerville); devoted father of Paul Jr and Jennifer Marie, both of Lynn; dear brother of Angela Diaz and Frances Antonelli, both of Revere, William Antonelli of Medford, Anne-Marie Miele of Alabama, Cheryl Chesna of Saugus and the late Donald Antonelli; best friend and cousin of Will Antonelli. He is also survived by many loving nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, brothers and sisters-in-law.

Funeral arrangements were by the Dello Russo Funeral Home, Medford. Burial was at Pine Grove Cemetery, Lynn. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be sent to the Antonelli Children’s Trust. For obituary and guestbook www.dellorusso.net.

 

Mary De Marco

Charlestown resident

Mary L. (DiStefano) De Marco of Charlestown, formerly of East Boston, died on September 7.

She was the beloved wife of the late Severino De Marco with whom she shared 24 years of marriage; loving mother of Diane Tiro and her husband, Dennis, of Lynn; dear sister of the late Josephine DiFronzo, John, Michael, Salvatore and Damiano DiStefano.

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

 

Keith Campbell

Of Cambridge, formerly of Revere

Keith A. Campbell of Cambridge, formerly of Revere, died on September 4.

He was the loving father of Matthew C., Candace M. and Keith C. Campbell; adored step father of Nicholas Mackay; devoted son of Helen M. (Toomey) Campbell; cherished grandfather of Riley Campbell and Delina Mackay; beloved brother of Craig and Scott Campbell and is also survived by nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and many other loving relatives and friends.

Funeral arrangements were by the Rogers Funeral Home, Cambridge.

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