Obituaries 10-21-2010

October 21, 2010
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Louis ‘Gino’ Siciliano

Retired RHS Industrial Arts Head

Louis J. "Gino" Siciliano died on October 7 at his Melrose home following a brief illness. He was 85 years old.

Mr. Siciliano was born in Boston’s North End and lived in Revere from 1950 until 1980 when he and his family moved to Melrose where they remained until their deaths.

Mr. Siciliano entered the US Army in July of 1943 and served until March of 1946. He was the recipient of the European African Middle Eastern Theater Campaign Ribbon, The American Theatre Campaign Ribbon, the Good Conduct Medal and the Victory Medal. He was a graduate of Boston Latin School and Fitchburg State Teachers College where he received his Bachelor’s Degree in 1980 and his Master’s Degree in 1982. He was the head of the "Industrial Arts Program" at Revere High School for more than 20 years.

During the 1950′s, he coached baseball in Revere and was the Troopmaster of Boy Scout Troop 568.

He was the husband of the late Louise J. (Ciocco) Siciliano who died on October 5, 2008; father of Joseph V. Siciliano of West Peabody, Jeanne I. Savage and her husband, Paul, of North Andover, Robert D. Siciliano and his wife, Gayle, of North Reading and Nina Carey of Revere; brother of Ella Marino and her husband, John, and Phyllis Tata, and her husband, former Revere City Councillor Pasquale ‘Pat’ Tata. He is also survived by 14 grandchildren, 23 great grandchildren and one great great grandson as well as by many nieces and nephews.

Family and friends are invited to attend visiting hours on Thursday at the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Route 107) Revere from 4 to 8 p.m. His Funeral Service will be conducted in the funeral home on Friday, October 22 at 10 a.m. followed by burial at Puritan Lawn Memorial Cemetery, West Peabody. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Hallmark Health Visiting Nurses & Hospice Inc., 178 Savin Street, Malden, MA 02148.

 

Ignazio ‘Nat’ Buscanera

Retired Restaurant Manager

Ignazio A. "Nat" Buscanera of Chelsea died on October 18 at the Lighthouse Nursing Care Center in Revere where he had been a resident for only a few days. He was 87 years old.

Born in New York, his family came to the Boston area and settled in the North End on Endicott Street. After his military service with the United States Army during World War II ended, he took up residency in Chelsea where he has since remained. Early in his working years, he worked as a presser in the garment district in Boston, Schrafts Candy in Charlestown and lastly as restaurant manager for Ogden Food Service at Logan International Airport, a position he held for over 20 years until his retirement.

He was the devoted father of Joseph Buscanera of Chelsea, James Buscanera and his wife, Debra, of Revere, Mark Buscanera and his wife, Debbie, of Maine and John Buscanera of Revere; former husband of Mary Buscanera-Moulton of Chelsea and Mary Buscanera of Revere; brother of the late Mary Buscanera, Lillian Leggiardro and James Buscanera. He is also lovingly survived by five grandchildren as well as many nieces and nephews.

Family and friends are kindly invited to attend his Funeral from the Smith Funeral Home, 125 Washington Avenue, Chelsea on Thursday, October 21 at 8 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass to be celebrated in St. Rose Church, 600 Broadway, Chelsea at 9 o’clock. Visiting Hours in the Smith Funeral Home will be today, Wednesday, from 4 to 8 p.m. Services will conclude with burial at Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. To send a message of condolence to "Nat’s" family, please visit www.smithfuneralhomes.com.

 

Esther McQuaid

Retired Librarian

Esther M. (Boghosian) McQuaid of Revere, formerly of Medford, died on October 15. She was in her 97th year.

She was the librarian for Medford Library’s Wellington and Main Street Branch for many years and head librarian at Arlington’s Library, Children’s Department for 18 Years.

She was the beloved wife of the late Hugh Augustine Mc Quaid with whom she shared 33 years of marriage; loving sister of Julia Boghosian of Medford and the late Azad and Sarkis Boghosian Jr.; fond aunt of Andrea Garabedian and Arthur Boghosian and Godmother of Liz Caterino of Nahant.

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

 

Catherine Floyd

Graduate of ICHS, Class of 1952

Catherine J. "Jane" (Sheehan) Floyd of Shrewsbury and Winnisquam, NH, formerly of Revere, died on October 16.

A graduate of the Immaculate Conception High School, Class of 1952, Windham Secretarial School and the Chelsea Soldiers Home School of Nursing, she was the beloved wife of Leo A. Floyd with whom she shared 51 years of marriage; loving mother of James Floyd and his wife, Donna Marie Floyd, of Upton, Revere Firefighter Lawrence Floyd and his wife, Doreen, of Winthrop, Robert Floyd and his wife, Cari, of New Jersey, Richard Floyd and his wife, Denise, of New Hampshire and Daniel Floyd and his wife, Deborah, of Holden; dear sister of the late Teresa "Codge" Irving and John R. Sheehan Jr.; cherished grandmother of Eddie, Teddy, Andrew, Max, Lucy, Harry, Lily, Abby, Asa, Kiely and Ben Floyd.

Her Funeral will be held from Vazza’s "Beechwood" Funeral Home, 262 Beach Street, Revere today, Wednesday, at 9:30 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in The Immaculate Conception Church, Revere at 10:30 a.m. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made in her name to Project Hope c/o Sister Margaret Leonard, 550 Dudley St., Boston, MA 02119. For directions and guest book, www.vazzafunerals.com.

 

Carol Jones

Of Lynn, formerly of Revere

Carol A. (DeYeso) Jones of Lynn, formerly of Revere, died on October 15 following a valiant ten year battle with non-hodgkins lymphoma and leukemia. She was 65 years old.

The cherished mother of Brian M. Jones of Medford and Paul V. Sheehan and his wife, Jennifer, of Marshfield, she was the devoted grandmother of Katie M. and Colleen P. Sheehan and Devin P. Jones; dear sister of Edward DeYeso of Cocoa, FL and is also lovingly survived by her best friend, Paula Belcher of Lynn.

Funeral arrangements were by the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, Revere. Private burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. Rembrances may be made to the Hospice of the North Shore, 75 Sylvan St., Danvers, MA 01923.

 

Anne M. Hurley

Past Chaplain for ITAM Post of Revere

Anne M. (Scarpetti) Hurley of West Peabody, formerly of Revere, died unexpectedly on October 13. She was 83 years old.

The Past Chaplain of the ITAM Post of Revere, she was the wife of the late James T. Hurley, Revere educator; devoted mother of John E. Hurley and his wife, June, of Mahtomedi, MN, and Edward J. Hurley and his partner Kenneth P. Elie of West Peabody; cherished grandmother of Kelly A. Heffner and her husband, Sean, of Peabody and Tracy M. Bruce of Mahtomedi, MN; dear sister of Elizabeth A. "Lee" Jalbert and her husband, Hector H., and Mary Maglione and her late husband, Carmen A. Maglione, all of Revere. She is also lovingly survived by her great grandson, Neal James Bruce and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by The Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, Revere. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery. Remembrances may be made to My Brother’s Table, 98 Willow St., Lynn MA 01901.

 

Sally Schuman

Former Revere resident

Sally Schuman of Hebrew Senior Life, Roslindale and formerly of Revere died on October 14.

She was the dear aunt of Janet of Boston and Gary of Olathe, Kansas.

Graveside services were held at The King Solomon Memorial Park, West Roxbury with arrangements by Brezniak-Rodman Chapel www.brezniakrodman.com 617-969-0800

 

Gene Lewis

Of Florida, formerly of Revere

Gene J. Lewis of Boynton Beach, FL, formerly of Framingham and Revere, died unexpectedly on October 11. He was 87 years old.

He was a veteran of World War II who served in the 45th Infantry Division in North Africa, Italy and France. He worked in the home decor industry for many years, including owning the House of Wallpaper in Natick. From the age of 80 until his passing, he was employed as a personal trainer at the Boynton Beach YMCA.

He is survived by his beloved wife, Mildred, his children Susan Darrah of New Jersey, Stephen and his wife, Randy, of Nashua, NH and Anita and her husband, James Damiano, of Southboro, MA, and his grandchildren, Adam, Melissa and her husband, John, Gianna, Jonathan, and Micaela. He is also survived by his sister, Helaine Savage, of Revere and the late Gloria Agre and numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held at the Beth Israel Chapel in Boynton, FL. Donations may be made to the Boynton Beach YMCA or to a charity of one’s choice.

 

Stanley Gesek

Revere resident

Stanley F. Gesek of Revere, formerly of Salem, died on October 13.

A US Army veteran of the Korean War, he was the beloved husband of Mary E. (Barry) Gesek; loving father of Christine Michelini of Salem, John Gesek and his wife, Sareen, of New Hampshire and Robert Gesek and his wife, Jane, of Pennsylvania; cherished grandfather of Alexander and Zachary Michelini and Gabrielle and Bianca Gesek; dear brother of Albin Gesek and his wife, Carol, of West Virginia; brother in-law of Betty Brack of Revere; uncle of Marion and Jack Donahue and family of Saugus and Susan Blanchard and family of Marblehead.

Funeral arrangements were by the Porcella Funeral Home, (Beachmont) Revere. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to My Brothers Table, 98 Willow St, Lynn, MA 01901. For obit www.BisbeePorcella.com.

 

Amico ‘Mike’ Coscia

Of Lexington, formerly of Revere

Amico "Mike"Coscia, of Lexington, formerly of Revere and Somerville, died on October 13. He was 89 years old.

A US Army veteran of World War II who served as a medic on the Island of Saipan, he was born in Revere, the son of the late Michael and Caroline (Mongiello) and lived most of his adult life in Somerville until moving to Lexington 20 years ago.

He was the beloved husband of 64 years of Josephine "Fran" (Rosato); devoted father of Michael and his wife, Deborah, of Carlisle and Carolyn Silva of Wilmington; dear brother of Louise Coscia and Nellie Orlandella, both of Revere, Rita McEvoy of Malden and the late Mary Coscia, Anthony Coscia and Nunzio Coscia and is also survived by five loving grandchildren, Nicole, Kristina, Joseph, Gregory and Kevin and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, Revere. Burial was in Holy Cross Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the charity of your choice. For guest book or flowers, please visit www.Buonfiglio.com.

 

Louise Mackay

East Boston Social Center Secretary and Bookkeeper

Louise H. (D’Ambrosio) Mackay of East Boston died unexpectedly on October 12.

She served with the East Boston Social Center as secretary and bookkeeper for over 24 years, until her untimely death.

She was the wife of the late William M. Mackay; devoted mother of William M. Mackay Jr. and his wife, Lisa M., cherished grandmother of Joseph W. Mackay and dear sister of Lena D’Ambrosio, all of East Boston, and the late Concetta D. "Connie" Vitale. She is also lovingly survived by John Mackay and his wife, Jacqueline, of Revere, her brother in law, Henry F. Vitale of East Boston and her nephews, Henry F. Vitale Jr. and wife, JoAnne, of Jamaica Plain and John R. Vitale and his wife, Muna, of Brighton.

Funeral arrangements were by the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, Revere. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery. Because of her love and loyalty for The East Boston Social Center, the family asks that rather than flowers, remembrances be made to the East Boston Social Center-Wheel of Life Program, 68 Central Sq., East Boston, MA 02128 att: John Kelly.

 

Mark Hurley

Of Melrose, formerly of East Boston

Mark H. Hurley of Melrose, formerly of East Boston, died on October 7.

A US Army veteran of the Korean Conflict, he was the loving son of the late Sylvester and Blanche (Auclair) Hurley; dear brother of John of Florida, Maurice of East Boston, Francis of Revere, Patrick of New Hampshire, James of Maine and the late Thomas and is also survived by his many cherished nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Ruggiero Mazzarella Memorial Home (Orient Heights) East Boston. For more information or to send his family an online condolence, please visit: www.ruggieromh.com.

 

Daniel Russo

Chaplain of Doucette Post 4 USVVE

Daniel J. Russo of Revere, formerly of East Boston, died on October 11.

A US Army veteran of the Vietnam War, he was the Chaplain of the William J. Doucette Post #4 U.S.V.V.E.

He was the son of the late Louis and Angelina ( Debonis) Russo; beloved husband of Elizabeth (Scarfo) Russo; loving father of Daniel Russo of Revere, Kevin Russo and his wife, Veronica, of Florida and Derek Russo and his wife, Danielle, of East Boston; cherished grandfather of Deandra, Domenic, Dario and Dante Russo; dear brother of John Russo of California, Ronald Russo of Weymouth and the late Louie Russo.

Funeral arrangements were by The Kirby-Rapino Memorial Home, (Orient Heights) East Boston. Burial was in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. For online condolences, visit www.kirby-rapino.com

 

Victoria Lee Bova

Of Revere, formerly of the North End

Victoria Lee Bova of Revere, formerly of the North End of Boston, died on October 12. She was 50 years old.

A former MBTA employee, she was the devoted mother of Ventura Malave of Revere; loving daughter of Gilda (D’Iorio) and the late Joseph Bova of Revere; dear sister of Lucille Catricala of Revere, Joseph Bova of Holbrook and the late Anthony Bova and the former wife of Ventura Malave of Somerville. She was the cherished grandmother of Julianna and Jayla and is also survived by her many adored nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Ruggiero Mazzarella Memorial Home (Orient Heights) East Boston. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery. To honor her memory, memorial donations may be made to First Congregational Church Food Pantry, 230 Beach St., Revere, 02151. For more information or to send an online condolence, please visit www.ruggieromh.com.

 

Kenneth Kennedy

Longtime E-911 Dispatcher

Kenneth J. Kennedy, of Revere, formerly of Chelsea, died unexpectedly on October 10. He was 63 years old.

Born in Chelsea, he was the son of the late Herman and Frances (Limoli) Kennedy. He received his education in Florida and was a longtime Chelsea resident. He has been living in Revere for the past 33 years and worked as an E-911 emergency dispatcher with Chelsea Emergency Management for many years. He enjoyed spending time with family and friends and was a devoted football fan.

He was the devoted father of Lisa Kennedy of Revere and her son, Sam Rigano, and Brigit Kennedy of Chelsea and her son, Shay McDonald; dear brother of Ernie Sacco of Revere and Randi Schunk of Pennsylvania and is also survived his companion, Kim LaPorta, and her children Rachel and Mike LaPorta and grandchildren, Aliana and Angelo, all of Revere.

Funeral arrangements were by the Frank A. Welsh & Son’s Funeral Home, Chelsea. For online guestbook, please visit www.WelshFuneralHome.com.

 

Robert Fennell

Revere resident

Robert W. Fennell of Revere and Lowell, died on October 5. He was 53 years old.

A US Navy veteran, he was the father of Valerie Fennell of Salem; brother of Paul Blasi and his wife, Mary, of Kingston, Thomas Fennell and his wife, Joanne Romanow, of Medfield, Janice Fennell of Malden and the late Carol Ducharme of Abington; son of the late Richard and Eileen Fennell. He is also survived by several nieces and nephews.

Burial was at the Bourne National Veterans’ Cemetery. Donations in his memory may be made to Avery Manor, 100 West St., Needham, MA 02494 or the New England Shelter for Homeless Veterans, 17 Court St., Boston, MA 02108

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