Obituaries 11-03-2010

November 3, 2010
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Ralph Aucella

Engineer, former owner of Donnelly Electric & Manufacturing

Ralph Aucella of Chelmsford, formerly of Roslindale and Revere, died peacefully on October 26 after a very brief illness at the Wingate of Lowell. He was 95 years old.

A US Marine Corps veteran of World War II, who served from January of 1934 to March of 1941, he was born in the family residence on Fernwood Avenue, Revere where some of his nieces and nephews continue to live.

Mr. Aucella was a graduate of the engineering programs at Lowell Institute, MIT, Tufts College, Sloane Institute and Boston College. He worked for Donnelly Advertising (Electrical Sign Division) for 42 years, was promoted to General Manager and had an active role in updating the mechanical scoreboard at Fenway Park. In 1978, Mr. Aucella purchased Donnelly Electric & Manufacturing and sold the company in 1986.

He will be remembered as a great conversationalist, a person with a kind and caring demeanor and a wonderful sense of optimism and gratitude for the opportunities that life had given him. He loved ballroom dancing, golfing and visiting with friends and relatives.

The beloved husband of the late Alice M. (Lamborghini) with whom he shared 64 years of marriage, he was the devoted father of John P. Aucella and his wife, Carroll, of Alexandria, VA, Dianne M. Govoni and her husband, Paul, of Chelmsford and Arlene F. Aucella and her husband, Richard L. Brown, of South Hamilton; dear brother of Alfred Aucella and his wife. Myrtle, of Wakefield and the late M. Helen Conley and John and Gene Aucella and cherished grandfather of John F. Aucella and his wife, Gabrielle, of Reston, VA, Ralph C. Aucella and his fiancée, Cynthia Aguilar, of Boston, Gregory "Greg" R. Govoni and his wife, Jasvinder Atwell of San Carlos, California, Scott J. Govoni of Seattle, Washington, Allison M. Govoni and her fiancée, Jamie Radke, of Brighton, Nora L. Brown and Charlotte E. Brown, both of South Hamilton. He is also lovingly survived by nine great grandchildren and many nieces, nephews, grand nieces and grand nephews.

Family and friends are respectfully invited to attend his funeral from the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Route 107) Revere on Friday, November 5 at 9:30 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in the Church of the Immaculate Conception (Corner of Beach Street and Winthrop Avenue) Revere at 10:30 a.m. Visiting hours are Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Parking is available in the lot left of the funeral home. Burial will be in St. Joseph’s Cemetery, West Roxbury. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 311 Arsenal St., Watertown, MA 02472.

 

Lionel Mintzer

Revere resident

Lionel "Tudi" Mintzer of Revere died on October 29.

He was the loving son of the late Charles and Anne (Glassman) Mintzer; dear brother of Helene Weissman of Warwick, RI; devoted nephew of Edythe Traber, formerly of Newton; uncle of Jeffrey Weissman of North Carolina and David Weissman of Florida; beloved cousin of Masha Traber, Bernhard Metzger and Sarah, Julia and Daniel, all of Lexington.

Private graveside services have been held with arrangements entrusted to Levine Chapels, Brookline 617-277-8300.

 

Alan Lerner

Owned Alan Lerner Associates

Alan Lerner died on October 31 leaving behind his beloved wife, Ruth, of 57 years of marriage.

He served four years in the U.S. Navy during World War II and was a retired professional and owner of Alan Lerner Associates based in Chestnut Hill, MA with seven offices throughout the country.

He was the loving father of Michael, Karen and Gerald and grandfather of his cherished grandsons, Daniel and Alexander. He was born in Revere, the son of the late Betty and Joseph Lerner and leaves his sister, Harriet Shepatin, and many nieces and nephews. He will be deeply missed by so many family and friends. Donations can be made to the Diabetes and Heart Associations.

 

Virgil Carifio

Member of Elks and many veterans organizations

Virgil A. Carifio of Revere, formerly of California, died at the VA Medical Center in Boston on October 30. He was 78 years old.

A veteran of the Korean Conflict, he was a member of the Revere Elks, VFW, D.A.V., American Legion and a sponsor of the National Veteran Foundation. He moved to Long Beach, California in 1960 where he opened an auto repair shop that he operated for 25 years from 1960 until 1985 when he returned home to Revere.

Born in Revere, the son of the late Luigi and Concetta (Franco) Carifio, he was the beloved husband of the late Sandra J. (Mac Knight); dear brother of William and his wife, Phyllis M., of Revere and the late Joseph, Nicolina, Olga, Edward, Albert, Julia, Theresa Piccariello and Yolanda Krovitz. He is also survived by his nephew and Godson, Steve Krovitz, of Everett and many more nieces and nephews.

His Funeral will be held from the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons -Bruno Funeral Home, 128 Revere St., Revere on Thursday, November 4 at 10 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St Anthony’s Church at 11 a.m. Relatives and friends are kindly invited. Visiting hours are today, Wednesday, from 4 to 8 p.m. Burial will be in Puritan Lawn Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association of MA, 311 Arsenal St., Watertown, MA 02472. For guest book please visit www.Buonfiglio.com.

 

Domenic Taraburelli

Of New Hampshire, formerly of Revere

Domenic J. Taraburelli of Rochester, NH died on October 28. He was 79 years old.

Born in Revere on October 20, 1931, the son of Joseph and Josephine (Crivello) Taraburelli, he is survived by wife, Dorothy "Dot" (DeStefano) Taraburelli of Gonic, his brother, Frank Taraburelli of Chelsea, his sister, Mary and her husband, Vincent Penzo, of Dover; and several nieces and nephews.

His funeral will be held from the Tasker Funeral Home, 621 Central Ave., Dover, NH. A Funeral Mass will be held today, Wednesday, at 10 a.m. at St. Mary Church, 71 Lowell St., Rochester, NH. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society , 2 Commerce Drive, Suite 110, Bedford, NH 03110. Please go to www.taskerfh.com to sign his on-line guest book.

 

William Murphy

Of Winthrop, formerly of Revere

William A. "Bill" Murphy of Winthrop, formerly of Revere, died on October 29. He was 83 years old.

A retired plate maker for a lithograph company, he was the brother of the late Harold Murphy, Catherine Millar and Shirley Belyea; son of the late Arthur and Mae (Gillis) Murphy and is lovingly survived by two nieces and two nephews.

A Holy Eucharist Service was celebrated at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Winthrop with funeral arrangements entrusted to the William R. Carafa & Son Home for Funerals, Chelsea.

 

Hilda Fiore

Revere resident

Hilda M. (Genovese) Fiore of Revere died on October 27.

She was the beloved wife of John P. Fiore with whom she shared more than 65 years of marriage; loving sister of the late Jean Nicodemi and is also survived by several loving nieces, nephews and cousins.

Funeral arrangements were by the Porcella Funeral Home, "Beachmont" Revere. Burial was at Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett.

 

Louis A. DelPrete Sr.

Formerly of Revere and East Boston

Louis A. DelPrete Sr., formerly of Revere and East Boston, died suddenly on October 3.

A graduate of Boston English High School and Wentworth Institute, he was the husband of Janice (Cataldo) of Winthrop and St. Petersburg, Florida; devoted father to Louis A. DelPrete, Jr. of St. Petersburg, Florida; son of the late Gennaro and Antoinetta (Maddalone) DelPrete of East Boston; beloved brother of Michael A. DelPrete and his wife, Mary, of Revere and St. Augustine, Florida and brother-in-law of Lorraine Guarino of St.Petersburg, Florida; cousin to Gennaro DelPrete of East Boston, Michael DelPrete of Revere, Rose Tacelli of East Boston, Saverio Maddalone of Swampscott, Frank Maddalone of Revere and their families and the late Phillip Maddalone. He was the cherished uncle of Michelle DelPrete of Revere, Andrea Gallagher of St.Augustine, Fl., Wendi Magliozzi of Saugus, John, James and Joseph Guarino of Florida and Wisconsin and their families. He is also survived by many grandnieces and grandnephews.

Memorial services will be held at the Brett Funeral Home in St.Petersburg, Fl. on Saturday, November 6 at 2 p.m. Memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Association.

 

Lucia Di Leo

Lynn resident

Lucia "Lucy" (Rizza) Di Leo of Lynn, formerly of Everett and the North End of Boston, died peacefully on October 28 at home with her family by her side.

A loving mother, grandmother and homemaker, her favorite pastime was cooking Italian feasts for her Sunday family dinners.

Born in Boston’s North End, she was the loving daughter of the late Francesco and Guiseppina (Spiculia) Rizza; the beloved wife of the late Antonio R. Di Leo with whom she shared 60 years of marriage; loving mother of Ronald Di Leo and his wife, Sandra, of California, Joanne Mellen and her husband, Bill, of Lynn, Anthony Di Leo and his wife Rosanne, of Everett, Theresa Burns and her husband, David, of Arizona, Thomas Di Leo and his wife, Cheryl, of Georgia, Joseph Di Leo and his wife, Mary Kelley of Revere and the late Dennis Di Leo; dear sister of Luciano Rizza and his wife, Nina, of Connecticut. "Mama "Lucy" was the cherished grandmother of 16 and great grandmother of seven.

Funeral arrangements were by Vazza’s "Beechwood" Funeral Home, Revere. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. MemoriaI gifts can be made to All Care Hospice, 16 City Hall Square, Lynn, MA 01901. For guest book, www.vazzafunerals.com.

 

Barbara Rizzo

Of Groveland, formerly of Revere

Barbara E. ( Hargrove) Rizzo of Groveland, formerly of Revere, died on Oct 27.

She was the wife of Joseph J Rizzo; beloved mother of Joanne Rubino of North Reading, John Rizzo and his wife, Ellen, of Revere and Doreen Mottola and her husband, Ronald, of Groveland and is also survived by nine loving grandchildren, eight great grandchildren and two great great grandchildren.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, Revere. Entombment was in Holy Cross Mausoleum. Memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association of MA, 311 Arsenal St., Watertown, MA 02472.

 

Yolanda Chiuve

Quincy resident

Yolanda "Yoli" (Cuozzo) Chiuve of Quincy, a former longtime resident of Hyde Park, died on October 27. She was 88 years old.

She was the beloved wife of the late Michael; devoted sister of Anne R. Piatelli of Milton, Phyllis Marsilia and Mariano "Buddy" Cuozzo, both of Revere, and the late Mary Carpinella, Lillian Cuozzo Babista, Josephine Spinazolla, Guy Cuozzo and Anna Delorenzo; cherished godmother of Pamela A. Memmolo; loving and caring aunt to many nieces, nephews, grandnieces, and grandnephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Alfred D. Thomas Funeral Home, Milton. Memorial donations may be made to the 0ld Colony Hospice, One Credit Union Way, Randolph MA, 02368. www.alfreddthomas.com.

 

Sebastiano Barbagallo

Rowley resident

Sebastiano Barbagalo of Rowley, formerly of Malden, died on October 28. He was 79 years old.

Born in Italy in 1931, he was the beloved husband of the late Carolina (Salamone) Barbagalo with whom he shared 47 years of marriage; loving father of Bernadette DeLucia and her husband, Luigi, of Malden and Mary Guglielmi and her husband, Ernest, of Florida and the late Salvatore Barbagallo. He was the dear brother of Angelo Barbagallo of Peabody, Charles of Everett and John, Maria Gentile, Gianina Caputo and Josephine Pillotta, all of Italy; cherished grandfather of Anthony, Sabrina, Gino and Kristina and great grandchildren, Noah and the late Valentina and Natalia Passariello.

Funeral arrangements were by Vazza’s "Beechwood" Funeral Home, Revere. Entombment was in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. For guest book, www.vazzafunerals.com.

 

Nathalie Finstein

Retired Bookkeeper

Nathalie Finstein of Revere, formerly of Chelsea, died on October 27. She was 85 years old.

The beloved wife of Bernard Finstein, she was born in Boston, attended the Revere schools and graduated from Revere High School. She was a retired bookkeeper, a member of Congregation 420 at the Jack Satter House and enjoyed Mah Jong, bridge, knitting and needlepoint.

She was the devoted mother of Janis Cohen; the dear sister of Saul Zelman and dear sister-in-law of Gerald Finstein; the loving grandmother of Samantha and Victoria. She was the dear aunt of Jacqueline Taksa and Kurt Zelman.

Graveside services were held at Sharon Memorial Park. Contributions in her memory may be made to the Jack Satter House Tenants Assoc. or Congregation 420; both located at 420 Revere Beach Blvd., Revere, MA 02151.

 

Thomas Munroe

Chelsea resident

Thomas A. Munroe of Chelsea died on October 27.

He was a member of the Redemption Order and a US Army Vietnam veteran.

He was the beloved husband of Gladys F. (Ventola) Munroe of Chelsea; loving son of Marie (Farber) Watkins of Arizona and the late William Munroe; devoted father of Peter Munroe of Chelsea and Matthew Munroe of Salem; dear brother of William Munroe of Maine, Daniel Munroe of Marblehead and Kathryn and Robin Munroe, both of Arizona.

Funeral arrangements were by the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, Revere. Burial was in Holy Cross Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to: New England Centre for Homeless Veterans, 17 Court St., Boston, MA 02108. For guestbook, please visit: www.Buonfiglio.com.

 

Nancy Huestis

Revere resident

Nancy M. (Ahern) Huestis of Revere died on October 26. She was in her 93rd year.

She was the wife of the late George Huestis; loving mother of Amy Donovan of Wellesley and the late Ellen Santosuosso and her husband, Richard, of Revere; dear sister of the late Patricia Ahern and Betty Dwyer; cherished grandmother of seven and great grandmother of 10.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Vazza’s "Beechwood" Funeral Home, Revere. Memorial contributions can be made to the Guardian Hospice of MA, Inc., 1214 Park St., Suite 203, Stouhton, MA 02072. For on line guest book, visit: www.vazzafunerals.com.

 

Margaret ‘Peggy’ McLaughin

Revere resident

Margaret M. "Peggy" McLaughlin of Revere, formerly of Charlestown and Dorchester, died on October 26. She was 90 years old.

She was the cherished daughter of the late Daniel and Bridget McLaughlin; dear sister of the late Anna Doyle, James, John and Catherine Theresa "Kay" McLaughlin; loving aunt of Edward Doyle Jr. of Whitman and Mary Christine Doyle of Boston.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Vazza’s "Beechwood" Funeral Home, Revere.

 

Donald Holland Sr.

Retired Finish Carpenter

Donald J. Holland Sr., a retired finish carpenter, died on October 26 in his Chelsea home after a heroic battle with overwhelming illness. He was 74 years old.

Born and raised in Chelsea, he was the son of the late Edward P. Sr. and Ann G. (Carey) Holland. He graduated from St. Rose School and Boston Trade High School. He enlisted in the US Army, served during the Viet-Nam (Era 1) and was honorably discharged at the rank of SP-3.

He returned to Chelsea and married Helen M. MacGinnis, together they shared the past 47 years of marriage raising their three children and welcoming four adoring grandchildren. He worked as a finish carpenter and was a member of the Carpenters Union Local 51. He was an active member of the Sagamore Club and of the former St. Andrews BBC in Chelsea.

He was the beloved husband of Helen M. (MacGinnis) Holland; devoted father of Donald F. Holland Jr. and his wife, Geri, of Chelsea, Raymond Holland of Wilmington, Tricia Swarms and her husband, Dan, of Somerville; loving and adored "Papa" of Kerri Holland of Port Charlotte FL, Sam, Max and Jake Swarms of Somerville; dear brother of Edward P. Holland Jr. and his wife, Mary, of Lynn, Lois Hutchinson of Chelsea and her late husband, Eben, Robert Holland and his wife, Cheryl, of Norton, Marie Ranciglio and her husband, Tony, of St. Louis MO; brother in law of Marion McDonough of Chelsea and dear friend of Jimmy DiNapoli of Everett. He is also survived by several nieces and nephews

Funeral arrangements were by the Frank A. Welsh & Son’s Funeral Home, Chelsea. Burial was in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. For online guestbook, please visit www.WelshFuneralHome.com.

 

Laura Vitukevich

Revere resident

Laura Vitukevich of Revere died on October 27.

She was the beloved wife of the late Joseph Vitukevich; sister of Elsie, Anthony and the late, Albert, Emma, Esther, Helen, Clara, Dena, Edith, James and Lawrence.

Funeral arrangements were by the Salvatore Rocco and Sons_Funeral Home, Everett. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett.

 

Edward Casey

Retired Elevator Mechanic

Edward G. Casey of Carver, formerly of Chelsea and Everett, died October 24 at the Golden Living Center in Plymouth. He was 84 years old.

Born August 13, 1926 in Chelsea, the son of the late Peter and Sarah (Barnes) Casey, he attended the Chelsea School System and served in the US Marine Corps during World War II. He worked as an Elevator Mechanic for the National Elevator Company for many years, loved salt water fishing and was an avid Red Sox fan.

He was the loving father of Kathy Nadworthy and her husband, Michael, of Revere, and Diane MacPherson and her husband, John, of Manchester NH. He is survived by his brother Frank Casey and his wife, Rita, of Waltham, five grandchildren, two great grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. He is also survived by his long time companion Marie C. Benson and her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren.

Funeral arrangements were by the Cartmell Funeral Home, Plymouth. Burial was at the MA National Cemetery in Bourne. Donations in his memory may be made to The Wounded Warrior Project, www.woundedwarriorproject.org, 7020 AC Skinner PKWY, Jacksonville FL, 32256. For more information and online guestbook, please visit www.cartmellfuneralhome.com.

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