Obituaries 09-30-2010

September 30, 2010
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Edith Sperrazza

Revere resident

Edith (Rapacioli) Sperrazza of Revere, formerly of the North End of Boston, died on September 27.

She was the beloved wife of Rosario “Ross” Sperrazza with whom she shared 48 years of marriage; loving mother of Alisa Sperrazza of Revere; dear sister of Eleanor Silvestri of Somerville and the late Luigi “Geno” and Guido Rapacioli Ermine “Mina” Guiggio, Mary Summa and Dorothy Cesario. She is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews, grand nieces and grand nephews.

Her Funeral will be  held from Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, 262 Beach Street, Revere, Friday at 10 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Mary of the Assumption Church, Revere at 11 a.m. Family an friends may visit Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m. For guest book and directions, www.vazzafunerals.com

Louise Tentindo

Revere resident

Louise (Terlino) Tentindo of Revere, formerly of East Boston, died on September 27.

She was the beloved wife of 67 years of the late Salvatore Tentindo; loving mother of Barbara Mahoney and her husband, Joseph, of Revere an Ned Tentino and his wife,  Sheila, of Florida; dear sister of the late Mary Mazzarella, Margaret Wiecorek Gus and Vincent Terlino; cherished grandmother of Brian and Keith Mahoney, Noelle Romeo and Ned Tentindo and great grandmother of Emily and Domenic Tentino and Nicholas Romeo.

Her Funeral will be held from Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, 262 Beach Street, Revere on Friday at 9 a.m, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Mary of the Assumption Church, Revere at 10 a.m. Family and friends may visit Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to a charity of your choice. For guest book and directions: www.vazzafuneral.com.

Angela D’Allocco

Member of Revere Senior Center, worked for former Conrad & Chandler Co.

Angela M. D’Allocco, a long time resident of Revere, died on September 26 at the Life Care Center in Stoneham where she had been a resident for more than five years. She was 96 years old.

A member of the Revere Senior Center, she was born and raised in East Boston, attended East Boston schools and lived there until moving to Revere in 1954. Mrs. D’Allocco was a saleswoman for the former Conrad & Chandler Department store in downton Boston for more than 10 years.

She was the wife of the late Luciano C. D’Allocco who died in January of 1997; the mother of Rosalie Norkus of Arizona, Joseph R. D’Allocco and his wife, Carol, of Methuen and Florida and Roberta MacDonald of Revere. She also leaves nine grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren, one great great grandson and many nieces and nephews. She was the dear sister of Therese Imbrici of Weymouth and the late John, Antonio and Joseph Asta.

Family and friends are invited to attend a period of visitation on Thursday, September 30 beginning at 10 a.m. in the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Route 107) Revere to be followed by a funeral service in the Funeral Home at 12:30 p.m. Burial will be at Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to St. Jude’s Childrens Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, Tennessee, 38105-1942.

Chester Knowlton

Played for Washington Senators, Malden Youth Baseball Coach

Chester E. “Chet” Knowlton, a 57 year resident of Malden, formerly of Revere, died at home on September 16 following a brief illness and surrounded by the love and support of his entire family. He was in his 94th year.

Born and raised in Revere, he was a 1934 graduate of Revere High School. An outstanding athlete, he began playing professional baseball in the late 1930’s for the Washington Senators (Minn. Twins) and continued his career until 1943 when an arm injury forced him to leave the game. For many many years, he was a well known Little League Baseball Coach in the Malden area and often privately coached underprivileged children and teenagers.

Mr. Knowlton worked for the former Carmote Paint Co. of Everett and also worked for Chelsea Clock for many years. He retired in 1988 from the Malden Housing Authority after more than 15 years of service.

He was the beloved husband of 64 years of Jean A. (Drapinska); devoted father of Janet G. Noonan and her husband, Thomas R., of Stoneham and Marleen M. Lopresti and her husband, Gary J., of Malden; cherished grandfather of Robert C. Noonan of Bradford, Ryan T. Noonan and his wife, Kate, of North Andover, Richard C. Noonan of Stoneham, Julann J. Casaletto and her husband, Ed, of Malden, Gary J. Lopresti Jr. and his wife, Karla, of Melrose, Anthony D. Lopresti and his wife, Dr. Maureen Lopresti of Chicago, Il. and Dr. Matthew S. Lopresti and his wife, Dr. Mary Lopresti, of Watertown. He is also lovingly survived by 10 great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. He was the brother of the late Edgar C. Knowlton Jr., Helen A. Pelosi, Roscoe E. and Clarence E. Knowlton.

Family and friends are invited to attend his Funeral from the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Rte. 107) Revere, today, Wednesday, September 29 at 9 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Joseph’s Church, 770 Salem St., Malden at 10 a.m. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery, Saugus. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to “Jimmy Fund” at Dana Farber Cancer Institute, 10 Brookline Pl. West, Floor 6, Brookline, Ma 02445-9924.

Virginia Leto

Of Saugus, formerly of East Boston

Virginia E. “Elaine” (Brown) Leto of Saugus, formerly of East Boston, died on September 25.

She was the beloved wife of the late Joseph Leto, Sr.; loving mother of Mark Leto of Everett, Elaine “Lanie” Leto of Revere, and the late Debbie Leto; dear stepmother of Joseph Leto, Jr. and his wife, Gina of Woburn; cherished grandmother of Georgia Durbano of Saugus, Jessica Durbano of Lynn, Laini Leto and Alissa Leto, both of Woburn.

A Prayer Service will be held Thursday at 10 a.m. in The Kirby-Rapino Memorial Home, 917 Bennington St., (Orient Heights), East Boston. The family will receive visitors today, Wednesday, from 4 to 8 p.m. Services will conclude with burial in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. For online condolences, visit www.kirby-rapino.com

Josephine Mastracci

Retired Legal Secretary

Josephine Mastracci of Revere died on September 25. She was 87 years old.

A retired legal secretary, she was the loving daughter of the late Eugenio and Maria Mastracci; dear sister of the late Rita, Robert, Geno, and Frederick Mastracci. She is survived by her cousins Maria and John O’Callaghan and Marie Suppa, all of Revere.

Funeral arrangements were by the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons- Bruno Funeral Home, Revere. Burial was in Holy Cross Cemetery. For guestbook, visit www.buonfiglio.com.

Alma Hagman

Retired Computer Operator

Alma F. (Barrett) Hagman, a lifelong resident of Revere, died on September 26 at the Annemark Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Revere.  She was 86 years old.

The wife of Frederick W. Hagman with whom she shared 48 years of marriage, she was born in Lynn, the daughter of the late James and Sarah (Campbell) Barrett.

She retired a computer operator for Liberty Mutual Insurance in 1968 and also worked for Alco Foods in Saugus.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by her step-children:  Paul Hagman, Ronald Hagman and Bruce Hagman.  She was the sister of Mary Feeney of Revere and James Barrett of California and the aunt of Sharon, Karen, Jamie, Marie and John.   Mrs. Hagman is also survived by nine grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren.

Funeral Services will be held at St. John’s Episcopal Church, Central and Prospects Streets, Saugus, today, Wednesday, September 29 at 10 a.m.  Relatives and friends are invited.  Burial will be at Puritan Lawn Memorial Park, Peabody.

In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to Alzheimer’s Assoc., of Eastern MA, 311 Arsenal St., Watertown, MA 02472 or St. John’s Episcopal Church, 8 Prospect St., Saugus, MA 01906.  For information: www.bisbeeporcella.com.

Kevin Kincaid

Revere resident

Kevin E. Kincaid of Revere, formerly of Haverhill, died unexpectedly on September 23 at the Lahey Clinic in Burlington. He was 44 years old.

He was born in Brighton on August 26, 1966 and was educated in Revere, graduating from Revere High School.  He later graduated from Merrimack College with a degree in accounting.  He was currently employed at Spire Manufacturing in Bedford where he worked for several years.

He lived in Haverhill for more than 10 years and had just recently purchased a home in Revere.  He enjoyed traveling, and adored his sister Kerri as well as spending time with his three nieces.

Mr. Kincaid is survived by his father, Paul E. Kincaid, III, of Revere, his sister Kerri A. and her husband, Douglas Brown, three nieces Emily A., Courtney P. and Abigail R. Brown, all of Haverhill, as well as several aunts, uncles, cousins, and many, many friends.  He was the son of the late Emily A. (Caskie) Kincaid.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the H.L. Farmer & Sons Funeral Home, Haverhill. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the American Liver Foundation, NE Chapter, 88 Winchester St. Newton, MA, 02461 or Sacred Hearts Church, 48 So. Chestnut St. Bradford, MA, 01835, or to a charity of the donor’s choice.  Condolences to his family may be made at www.farmerfuneralhomes.com.

Phyllis Porcello

Dorchester resident

Phyllis B. (Blandino) Porcello of Dorchester died on September 22.

She was the beloved wife of Robert J. Porcello; devoted mother of Joanne Miller and her husband, Robert, of Hanover, Robert Porcello of Norwell, Ronald Porcello of Dorchester, Lisa M. Collins and her husband, Daniel J. , Steven Porcello and his wife, Roberta, all of Marshfield and the late Joseph Porcello; sister of Ida Curzi of East Boston and Josephine Micciulla of Revere and is also survived by 10 grandchildren and four great grandchildren.

Funeral arrangements were by the John G. Molloy Funeral Home, Dorchester Lower Mills. Burial was at Blue Hill Cemetery Braintree. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Mass Commission for the Blind, 48 Boylston St. Boston, Ma. 02116.

Robert Ricciardelli

Florida resident

Robert E. Ricciardelli of Cocoa, FL, formerly of Groton, died on  September 22. He was 69 years old.

Born in Revere, he is survived by his wife of 40 years, Bridget (Jennings) Ricciardelli of Florida; his children, Robert Wiley of California and his daughter in law, Dana, Sonya Christman of Downingtown, PA and his son in law, Randy, Donna Enwright of Groton and his son in law, Mark, Linda Murray of Haverhill and his son in law Danny, Michael Ricciardelli of Groton, Tanya Dolan of Shirley and his son in law, Fran, and his adoring grandchildren, Mark, Robert, Danny, Kyle, Kenny, Ashley, Katelyn, Summer and Chrisandra. He also leaves his sister Virginia Mulkerin of Malden and many aunts and uncles.

A Funeral Mass of Christian Burial will be held today, Wednesday, at 10 a.m. at St. Catherine of Alexandria Church, 107 North Main St., Westford, Ma.  Funeral arrangements are by the Badger Funeral Home, 45 School St., Groton. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions to the memory of loved ones who have been touched by Alzheimer’s Disease C/OAlzheimer’s Association of Ma., 311 Arsenal St., Watertown, MA 02472-2782. Please see www.badgerfuneral.com

Carmen LaFerrara

Lifelong North End resident

Carmen “BA”LaFerrara, a lifelong resident of Boston’s North End, died on September 15. He was 87 years old.

Mr. LaFerrara served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He was a member of the Saint Anthony Society for 65 years and a member of the Town Line Bowling League in Malden for more than 40 years.

He was the beloved husband of Nancy (DeMarco) LaFerrara; dear brother of Antonetta Cavallo of Revere, Helen McGuiggan of Loraine, OH, and the brother of the late Dominica Tafralian, Josephaine Stanton, Rocco LaFerrara, Michelina Diaferio, Stella Circiello, James LaFerrara, Ann Anzalone, and Diane DeMeo. He also leaves many, many loving nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Boston Harborside Home. Burial was in St. Michael Cemetery, Boston. To leave condolences please visit www.bostonharborsidehome.com.

Anita Gaber

Retired IRS secretary

Anita (Shalachman) Gaber of Revere died on September 21 at the Beth Israel Hospital. She was 81 years old.

Born in Roxbury, she attended Boston Public Schools and has been a resident of Revere for many years. She was a retired secretary for the Internal Revenue Service.

She was the beloved wife of Louis Gaber; the devoted mother of Rochelle Novoselsky and her husband, Ira, Renee Gaber and Robert Gaber, all of Revere, and the late Rabbi Jason Gaber; the loving daughter of the late Elia and Sarah Shalachman and the dear sister of Carl Shalachman and his wife, Rhena, of Revere; the loving grandmother of Seth and his wife, Jeanne Novoselsky, of Revere and Lisa and Jamie Gaber of Swampscott and the loving great grandmother of Olivia and Charleigh Novoselsky of Revere.

Funeral arrangements were by the Torf Funeral Chapel, Chelsea. Burial was in Woburn. Donations in her memory may be made to the United States Holocaust Museum, 100 Raul Wallenberg Place S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2126, or to a charity of your choice. For online guestbook please visit the funeral home website: www.torffuneralservice.com.

Dora Feinzig

Of California, formerly of Beachmont

Dora (Golod) Feinzig of Beverly Hills, CA formerly of Beachmont, died on September 21. She was 98 years old.

She was the beloved wife of the late Maurice; devoted mother of Maxine and Morrill Ordesky of Beverly Hills, CA; loving grandmother of Mark and Rachel Ordesky, Joel and Suzanne Ordesky and great grandmother of Cole and Samantha Ordesky; dear sister of Harriet “Honey” Felstein, Eva Goldman and the late Anne Zukor, Irving Feinzig and Ruth Simons. She was the fond aunt of many nieces and nephews.

Graveside services were held at B’nai Israel of Beachmont Cemetery, Everett with arrangements by Levine Chapels, Brookline. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to a charity of choice.

Eugene ‘Gene’ Holland

Revere resident

Eugene A. “Gene” Holland of Revere, formerly of Chelsea, died on September 22.

A US Army veteran of World War II and a member of Teamsters Local 25, he was the beloved husband of 29 years of Lena M. (Golini) Holland of Revere; the devoted father of Elaine Crowe and her husband, Brian, of Peabody; cherished “Papa Gene” to Michelle Marte and her daughter, Victoria Marte; dear brother of Anna Thornton of Chelsea, Mary Parro and her husband, Anthony, of So. Yarmouth and the late Rose Scimone, Theresa Brown, Charles, Gerald and Daniel Holland; dear brother in law of Peggy Holland of Hyannis and Joseph Brown of Falmouth and is also survived by many nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Frank A. Welsh & Son’s Funeral Home, Chelsea. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. Should friends desire, contributions in his memory may be made to the Boston Center for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children/Children’s Hospital 300 Longwood Ave., Boston MA 02115. For online guestbook, please visit www.WelshFuneralHome.com.

Edmundo ‘Eddie’ Savastano

Worked for Reingold Beer

Edmundo “Eddie” Savastano has gone home. He was 85 years old.

Born on June 11, 1925 in Lawrence to Alberico and Assunto (DeLuca) Savastano, he was a proud veteran of World War II who served in the Pacific and European Theatres. He worked in merchandising and advertising for Rheingold Beer throughout New England for numerous beer distributors and his creative work was recognized with many awards. He was an accomplished gardener and was known for sharing its bounty.

He was the husband of the late Orsola M. (Sasso) Savastano and is survived by his children, Joseph S. Boren of Lawrence, Arthur D. Boren of California, Martha Jean (Boren) Long and his son in law, Charles, of Methuen and Susan L. Savastano of Methuen; his grandchildren, Doreen M. Boren and Mark S. Boren of Newmarket, NH, A. Douglas Boren of California, Deanna L. Huffman of Arizona and his great grandchildren, Paul W. Lacroix of Danvers, Edmund T. Lacroix of Newmarket, NH and Connor D. and Andrew F. Boren of California; his brothers and sisters, Concetta Cunha (Val) and America Savastano of Seabrook, NH, Dante Savastano of Lawrence, Olga (Philip) Grossi of Methuen, Lucy (Lou) Charette of Methuen, Albert and his wife, Maureen Savastano of Lawrence and his in laws, Carmela Savastano of Lawrence, Elaine (Sasso) and her husband, Charles Marino, Norma (Sasso) (Richard) Davis, Robert and his wife, Lee Sasso, Edward and his wife, Merilee Sasso of Revere and Eileen (Reno) Orlando of North Andover as well as numerous cousins, nieces and nephews. He was the brother of the late Charles (Emma), Roland (Lillian) Guido (Victoria) and Harry Savastano and his in laws Thelma (Sasso) Manzi and Jean Sasso.

At his request there was no wake or funeral services. Charitable contributions can be made in his name to Catholic TV Mass, P.O. Box 9196, Watertown, MA 02471 or the charity of one’s choice. Arrangements were by the Boles Memorial-Baron-McAulife-Yameen Funeral Home, Lawrence.

Ruth London-Kaufman

Former Revere resident

Ruth (Kranetz) London-Kaufman, formerly of Revere and Malden, died on September 21. She was 94 years old.

The devoted wife of the late Irwin Kaufman and Louis London, she was the beloved mother of Stephen and his wife, Lois Kaufman and Edward Kaufman; cherished grandmother of Jeffrey and his wife, Kim Kaufman, and Michael and his wife, Dana Kaufman; loving great grandmother of Abigail and Benjamin Kaufman; dear sister of Alma Goldfine.

Burial was at the Lebanon-Tifereth Israel Cemetery, Peabody., Expressions of sympathy may be donated to the Jack Satter House Tenant’s Association, 420 Revere Beach Boulevard, Revere, MA 02151. For online condolences go to: Goldman Funeral Chapel, Malden www.goldmanfc.com.

Bernadette DeAngelis

Restaurant Owner

Bernadette DeAngelis of Revere died after a long illness at Wingate of Andover on September 21, She was 78 years old.

She was born in Revere in 1931 and also held residence in Provincetown for many years. She and her brother  “Dickie” were the proud owners of Backstreet Fine Dining in Andover and Companions family restaurant in Revere. For over 20 years she brought great humor as well as great food and good times to all who had the pleasure of knowing her. When asked what she enjoyed in life the answer can only be her family and her strong friendships.  She often spoke of the wonderful memories she created and shared with her lifelong friend, the late Beverly Abate. She will be missed by many and always remembered as Auntie Berna, the woman who was unpredictable, generous of heart and much loved.

She was the beloved daughter of the late Joseph and Anna (Teneriello); dear sister of  Richard “Dickie” and his wife, Christine, of Andover and the late Joseph (Sonny) DeAngelis; sister in-law Josephine “Ginger” Coppola and her late husband, John “Chuck,” of Ipswich and is also survived by her loving nieces and nephews, Joseph Coppola and his wife, Lisa, of North Andover, Lisa McGhee and her husband, Patrick, of Danvers, Leane DelGaizo and her husband, Jonathan, of Topsfield, Deidra Ann Ruvido and her husband, Daniel, of Andover, Rich DeAngelis and his wife, Christine, of Duxbury and Derek DeAngelis and his wife, Heather, of  Bedford, NH.  She is also survived by many loving grand nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons – Bruno Funeral Home, Revere. Burial was in Holy Cross Cemetery. For guestbook visit www.buonfiglio.com.

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