Of East Boston, formerly of Revere
Sandra Yourawski-Cambria of East Boston, formerly of Revere, died unexpectedly on November 22.
She was the beloved daughter of the late Walter and Caroline ( Sasso) Yourawski; loving mother of Paul Cambria and his wife, Christine, of Peabody and Ronny Cambria and his wife, Jamie, of Lynn; life companion of Raymond Harris; dear sister of Walter Yourawski and his wife, Cerie, and Karen Stoico, all of Peabody, Thomas Yourawski and his wife, Louella, Joseph Yourawski, all of Revere and the late Kevin Yourawski; cherished grandmother of Nicole, Rachel and Cassandra Cambria; beloved aunt of Robby, Caroline, Jullian and Jay Yourawski, Michael Courtney, and Nicole Stoico, Joseph O’Connell and Cara Finochio.
Her Funeral will be held from Vazza’s "Beechwood" Funeral Home, 262 Beach Street, Revere, Saturday morning at 11 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Anthony’s Church Revere at 12 Noon. Family and friends may visit Friday from 4 to 8 p.m. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery. For directions and guest book. www.vazzafunerals.com.
Member of one of Revere’s oldest families
Mary C. (Carriere) Broderick, a Revere native, who has lived in North Andover for more than 55 years, died on November 21 at the Wingate Nursing Center at Andover following a long illness. She was 97 years old.
Born and raised in Revere, she was a 1931 graduate of Revere High School. She was a member of one of Revere’s oldest families, the Carriere family, still living in the family home on East Mountain Avenue. She was a member of the Senior Citizens and Dinner Club of North Andover, the Womens Club at Ford Motor Company and St. Thomas Aquinas French Club of Florida.
Mrs. Broderick was the wife of the late Samuel Broderick Jr., who died in 1961. She was the devoted mother of Loretta Dradransky of Limerick, Pennsylvania and Samuel J. Broderick III and his friend, Debbie Landini, of Andover; the sister of Joseph Carriere Jr. and his wife, Lillian G., of Revere and the late Nancy M. DeMatteis, Victor, John, Peter, Andrew and Alphonse Carriere; cherished grandmother of Paul M. Dradransky of Philadelphia, PA, David M. Dradransky of Maplewood, New Jersey and Heather A. DeMyers and her husband, Ronald, of Flanders, New Jersey. She is also lovingly survived by her sister in law, Mary Carriere of North Reading, two great grandchildren, Ronald and Rachel DeMyers, and many nieces, nephews, grand nieces and grand nephews.
Family and friends are invited to attend her Funeral from the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Route 107) Revere on Saturday, November 27 at 9:30 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Anthony of Padua Church, Revere at 11 a.m. Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery, Medford. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, Tennessee 38105-1942.
Owned the "Floral Studio" for more than 50 years
Benedict C. "Ben" Lentini, a 60 year resident of Everett, formerly of Boston’s North End, died on November 18 following a brief battle with cancer at Boston’s Brigham & Women’s Hospital. He was 82 years old.
He was an alumnus of the Franciscan Seminary School at Andover, Boston English High School and Bentley College and had a 20 year career with LSE Electronics prior to a 25-year career at the Mass. State Lottery. A devout Catholic, he was a member of Council 97 Everett Knights of Columbus.
He was an inspiration to his family, often heard teaching the children and grandchildren the importance of family and encouraging each of the strength gained through the love of family, He enjoyed spending his days traveling about with his "whole life" and constant companion, his wife, Marie. He enjoyed dancing to swing music with the love of his life every Saturday evening. He thrived at spending the summers at the lake house with his whole family where they patiently waited for his arrival each Saturday morning.
"Ben" can be credited with never missing a dance recital, baseball, football or basketball game, cheerleading competition, prom or graduation. His loud whistle told everyone present how proud he was of his family. His constant smile was infectious and his genuine soul touched every person he ever met. If you knew Ben Lentini you were better because of it. Indeed, he was the definition of class. He made everyone around him feel the love as part of his very own family.
He was the beloved husband of 60 years of Revere native Marie A. (Taibi), sister of the late Joseph Taibi. He was the devoted father of Margaret M. Lentini-Cook and her husband, Terry, of N. Andover and Paula A. Lentini-Delmonte and her husband, James, of Methuen; the cherished grandfather of Atty. Nicole M. Cook-Gallant and her husband, Christopher, of Methuen, Justin C. Cook and his wife, Marcie, of N. Andover, Michael J. and Matthew P. Delmonte, both of Methuen. He is also lovingly survived by his great grandson, Aidan Cook of N. Andover and many nieces, nephews and cousins as well as many relatives in Revere.
Funeral arrangements were by the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, Revere. Burial was in Puritan Lawn Memorial Cemetery, West Peabody. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to The Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Division of Development & the Jimmy Fund, 10 Brookline Pl, Brookline, MA 02445-9924.
Worked in Chelsea Assessor’s Office, accomplished singer, active in many clubs, temples and organizations
Lottie "Charlotte" Goldkrand of Chelsea, formerly of Revere, died on November 22. She was 98 years old.
Born in Roxbury and raised in Chelsea, she attended Chelsea Schools and was a graduate of Chelsea High School. She worked as the senior clerk in the assessor’s office for the City of Chelsea and was very active in many clubs, groups, organizations and temples. She was a member of Hadassah, Chelsea Jewish Nursing Home, Jewish Family Society, Jewish Civic Service Employees, National Asthma Center, Jewish Memorial Hospital, Everett Seniors Social Club, life member of Temple Emmanuel and the Temple Sisterhood, Carl Stein Post 187-Auxiliary Everett, Hebrew Rehabilitation Center- Roslindale, and a life member of Congregation Tifereth Abraham. She conducted numerous religious services during her residency at the Florence Cohen Levine Estates.
A very active singer throughout her life, singing was the activity she enjoyed more than any other. She performed at choral groups, choirs, nursing homes, senior citizens groups and at Shabbat services.
She was the beloved wife of the late Abner Goldkrand, the devoted aunt of Susan Arsenault and her husband, Joseph, and Ellen Fine and her husband, Scott, the loving great aunt of Rebecca Fine and the dear sister of the late Dorothy Steinberg.
Services will be held at the Torf Funeral Chapel, 151 Washington Ave. Cary Square, Chelsea today, Wednesday, November 24 at 11 a.m. Burial will be in the Baker Street Jewish Cemeteries, West Roxbury. Donations in her memory may be made to the Temple Emmanuel Sisterhood, 60 Tudor St. Chelsea, MA 02150. For directions and online guestbook please visit the funeral home website: www.torffuneralservice.com.
Prolific Cook whose life revolved around her family
Dolores A. (Cecere) Zankowski died unexpectedly on November 21 at the home of her daughter, Darlene Z. O’Keefe, in Peabody. She was 81 years old._ _She was born in Boston’s North End, attended Boston and Cambridge schools and graduated from Dorchester Daly High School, with all 12 years of school taught by Boston’s Sisters of St. Joseph. After high school, she attended nursing school and then Mansfield Academy, where she became a licensed hairdresser. _ _She married her beloved husband, Anthony, in 1951. With more than 120 family and friends in attendance, the couple celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary at a golden jubilee party in Nahant in 2001.
Together with her husband, who died in 2004, the couple raised four children. A stay-at-home mother, she was a prolific cook, often producing large batches of Italian "gravy" simmered all day, complete with meatballs, sausages, pork, and bresaola. At Christmas time, she baked hundreds of Christmas cookies, which she shared with friends and family. Family celebrations centered around food and good conversation at her home in Revere for more than 50 years. Her life revolved around her family.
Because family was so important to Dolores and Anthony Zankowski, they made the decision in the early 1960’s to keep their son, John, who is autistic, at home with the family. She was a fierce advocate for John, often taking him to doctors’ appointments at Boston’s Children’s Hospital via multiple bus and subway rides. She fought to get John placed at the prestigious May School in Chatham, where he received state-of-the art care and schooling for several years. John lives with Denise and Edward Winter in Revere.
Mrs. Zankowski was also deeply religious. She was a communicant for more than 60 years of St. Anthony’s Church in Revere. She supported the church and many missions throughout the world through donations and prayers. Her daily prayer list was composed of the names of many friends and family, who believed that her prayers miraculously were sent straight to God’s ear. She rests with God now.
Mrs. Zankowski is survived by her daughter, Denise Winter and her husband, Edward, of Revere, Darlene and Detective Thomas O’Keefe of Peabody, Doreen M. Zankowski, Esq. and her partner, Billie Jean Potter, of Boxford, and her son, John A. Zankowski. She was the daughter of Lucia (DiGiulio) and Alberto Cecere and was the sister of 10 siblings: her late brothers, Joseph, Albert, Carmen, Michael, Rocco, Thomas, and John. She is survived by her sisters, Rose Marie Arguin of Berlin, New Hampshire, Anne Costarelli of Saugus, and Jennie Gulino Covotta of Milford. Mrs. Zankowski was immensely proud of her four grandchildren: Kimberly Winter and Daniel Winter of Revere, Tara Diefenbach and husband, Paul, and Tina O’Keefe, all of Peabody. She was also the proud great-grandmother of Mia Rose McLean, whose parents Kim Winter and John McLean live in Revere. "Auntie Dottie" is also survived by many nieces and nephews. _ _Her Funeral will be held from the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, 128 Revere St., Revere on Saturday, November 27 at 9 a.m. followed by a Mass of Catholic Burial in St. Anthony’s Church, Revere at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends are kindly invited. Visiting hours are Friday from 4 to 8 p.m. Memorial donations may be made in her honor to the American Diabetes Association, www.diabetes.org.
Gloria C. (Cortugno) Palermo of Revere died on November 22.
She was the beloved wife of the late Paul Palermo.
Her Funeral will be held from Vazza’s "Beechwood" Funeral Home, 262 Beach St., Revere, Friday morning at 8:30 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Anthony’s Church, Revere, at 11 a.m. Family and friends may visit Friday from 8:30 to 11 a.m. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett.
Rose (Karpenko) Williams of Middleton died on November 22.
She was the beloved wife of the late Ralph Williams, Sr.; devoted mother of Ralph and his wife, Judith, of New Hampshire, Joseph and his wife, Mary, Ronald and his wife, Susan, all of Middleton and Frederick and his wife, Marsha, of Texas; dear sister of Charles Karpenko of Revere and Frederick Karpenko and his wife, Carmilla, of East Boston; cherished grandmother of Susan, Ronald, Michael, Adam, Rose Marie, Christopher and Frederick Williams, Renee Hammond, Jennifer Tuz and Julie Christiansen; great-grandmother of Matthew, Amanda, Haley, Mia, Casey and Kiley Williams, Calvin Hammond, Breckin Tuz and Finn Christiansen.
Her Funeral Service will be held in the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons Funeral Home, 128 Revere St., Revere on Saturday, November 27 at 11 a.m. Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend. Visiting Hours are Friday from 4 to 8 p.m. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery. For guestbook and flowers please visit: www.buonfiglio.com.
Retired MGH Dietician
Lena Pouche’, a Revere resident for the past 61 years, died peacefully at the Kaplan House in Danvers after an illness of two weeks on November 16. She was 98 years old.
She was a dietician at the Massachusetts General Hospital for 20 years.
Born in Malden on January 20, 1912, the daughter of the late George and Anna (Curran) Luther of Newfoundland, she was the sister of the late George and Mildred Luther, Edmund and Irene Luther, John and Ann Luther and James and Dolly Luther; mother of the late Edward "Sonny" Luther of California, the late David Pouche’ of Malden and Jean LeBlanc and her husband, Joseph, of Revere; mother in law of Lesley MacDonald of Ashland and grandmother of Kristen LeBlanc of Revere and Donna and Gilbert Allan of California. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews.
Services were private.
Assistant Pop Warner E Team Coach
Darren S. Testa of Revere, formerly of East Boston, died unexpectedly on November 19.
He was a Mass Turnpike Authority employee, assistant coach of the Revere Pop Warner E Team and a member of the Friends of East Boston Greenway, The Greenway Council.
He was the cherished son of Carol (Pantaliere) Testa of Revere and the late Eugene Testa Sr.; loving brother of Cheryl Gove and her husband, Keith, and the late Eugene Jr. and his wife, Christine Testa, all of Revere and is also survived by two loving nephews, Justin and Kyle, one loving niece, Meaghan, and many loving uncles, aunts, cousins and friends.
His 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. At the family’s request, floral contributions are respectfully omitted. www.vazzafunerals.com.
Gertrude H. (Hubbell) Smith of Dedham died on November 20.
After graduating from Dedham High School in 1938, she attended Bryant and Stratton’s Business School. She worked in the payroll department as a supervisor at Liberty Mutual for 15 years before marrying and raising seven children. She was a Girl Scout Leader, member of St. Mary’s Sodality and St. Mary’s Boosters and was instrumental in fundraising for St. Mary’s School to open. Mrs. Smith cared for her children, grandchildren, in-laws and parents. She was an extraordinary caregiver and provider of joy in so many lives.
She was the beloved wife of the late Lawrence I. Smith; devoted mother of Lawrence R. Smith and his wife, Carole, of Revere, Robert A. Smith and his wife, Deborah, of Dedham, Stephen L. Smith and his wife, Karen, of Dedham, David F. Smith of Dedham, Kathleen M. Smith and her husband, Joseph Murray, of Dorchester, Barbara A. Smith of Dedham and Christine M. Smith of Dedham. She is also survived by seven grandchildren. She was the sister of the late Robert Hubbell and Marie Crowley.
Her Funeral will be held from the George F. Doherty & Sons Wilson-Cannon Funeral Home, 456 High St. Dedham today, Wednesday, at 8 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Mary’s Church, Dedham, at 9 a.m. Relatives and friends kindly invited. Burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery West Roxbury. Expressions of sympathy may be made to St. Mary’s Church, 420 High St. Dedham, MA 02026.
Member of Revere ITAMS
Ilario "Larry P." Covino died in Revere on November 19 following a long illness. He was 78 years old.
He was a US Air Force veteran of the Korean Conflict and a member of the Revere ITAMS.
He was the beloved father of Loretta L. Covino-Dumbrack of Rochester, NH, Kathleen L. Rocci of Florida, Lawrence P. Covino of Parkersburg, W.V., Richard E. Covino of Salem, N.H., and the late Joseph A. Covino; devoted brother of Paul S. DeMarco of Waltham, Edith Oxford, Mary A. Smith and Sylvia E. Kovil, all of Revere, Loretta J. DeSisto of Union, ME and Linda Covino of Saugus. He is also lovingly survived by the mother of his children, Barbara A. (Wall) Covino of Parkersburg, W.V., nine grandchildren, five great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
Family and friends are invited to attend his funeral from the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway, (Rt. 107), Revere, today, Wednesday, November 24 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. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Edith V. Nourse VA Medical Center, 200 Springs Rd., Bedford, MA 01730, Attn. Patients Activities Fund.
James G. Phillips of Melrose died on November 12.
A US Army veteran of World War II, he was the beloved husband of the late Sandra (Moriarty) Phillips; loving father of James G. Phillips Jr. and his wife, Beth, of Winthrop, David S. Phillips of St. Peters, MO and the late Mark A. Phillips; cherished grandfather of James G. Phillips III and David S. Phillips Jr.; brother of Judith Slaughter of Oregon and is also survived by several nephews.
His Funeral will be held from the Gately Funeral Home, 79 W. Foster St., Melrose on Saturday, November 27 at 8:45 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in the Church of the Incarnation, 425 Upham St., Melrose at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited. Visiting hours are Friday from 4 to 8 p.m. Burial will be in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. For directions, flowers, obituary and to sign guest book visit www.gatelyfh.com.
Of Maine, formerly of Revere
Nicholas G. Ciasullo of Maine, formerly of Revere and East Boston, died on November 19.
A US Marine Corps veteran, he was the cherished son of the late Eugene and Ida (Pagliarullo) Ciasullo; loving father of Lisa Arma and her husband, Jose, of Revere, Jamie Ciasullo, Jessica, Jennifer and Nicholas Ciasullo Jr. and his wife, Jennifer, all of Maine; dear brother of Annette Galvin and Mary Puopolo, both of Revere and the late Phyllis Villani; cherished grandfather of six grandchildren and one great grandchild.
Funeral arrangements were by Vazza’s "Beechwood" Funeral Home, Revere. Burial was at Woodlawn Cemetery Everett. For guest book: www.vazzafunerals.com.
Gerald Nastari, Sr.
Of Peabody, formerly East Boston
Gerald "Uncle Jerry" Nastari Sr. of Peabody, formerly of East Boston, died on November 19.
He was the beloved husband of Lucille (DiSciscio); loving father of Edward Nastari and his wife, Adriana, of Saugus, Michael Nastari and his wife, Nichole, of Boston and Gerald Nastari and his wife, Despina, of Revere; dear brother of Anthony Nastari and his wife, Darlene, of East Boston, Carolyn Zitano and her husband, Walter, of Revere and the late Edward and is also survived by his loving grandchildren, Maximus, Michael, Giuliana and the late Kayla and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral arrangements were by Vazza’s "Beechwood" Funeral Home, Revere. Expessions of sympathy in his memory may be made to the East Boston High School Football Team, 86 White St., East Boston, MA. 02128, Attention John Parziale.
Former CEO of Reliable Heating, Oil & Appliance
William J. "Peco" Myers of Revere died unexpectedly on November 18. He was 70 years old.
The former CEO of Reliable Heating, Oil & Appliance Corp of Revere and Reading, he was a member of the Revere Council K of C and a longtime friend of Bill’s, an association he was proud of and greatful for the abundance of accomplishments and successes it brought to his life. His family asks that you remember "Peco" for his overwhelming generosity of spirit and selfless persona.
He was the devoted father of Susan M. Myers of Brookline, William J. Myers Jr. and his wife, Susan B., of Falmouth ME and Melissa K. Myers of South Boston; cherished grandfather of Brendan B., Liam B. and Norah E. Myers of Falmouth ME; dear brother of Mary K. Myers-Hureau and her husband, Michael, of Brentwood NH, Warren F. Myers and his wife, Karen, and Michael P. Myers and his wife, Susan A., all of Revere. He is also survived by the mother of his children, Sally A. (Cunningham) Myers of Revere, his aunt, Elizabeth E. (Raulins) O’Brien of Revere, several nieces, nephews and many cousins.
Funeral arrangements were by the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, Revere. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Cotting School, 453 Concord Ave, Lexington, MA 02421.
Pine Street Inn Purchasing Agent
Thomas J. Carr of Randolph, formerly of Dorchester, died on November 15.
He was the purchasing agent at the Pine Street Inn.
The devoted son of the late Paul J. and Sally (Kelly) Carr, he was the brother of Virginia M. Carr of Dorchester, Lawrence E. Carr of Boston, Michael J. Carr of Charlestown, Peter H. Carr of Revere and the late Paul J. Carr, Jr. He is also survived by his nephews, Bernard Wilson, III of Holbrook, Richard Wilson of Wayland and John M. Pagnotta of California.
Funeral arrangements were by the Alfred D. Thomas Funeral Home, Milton.
Mary Baldassari of Cambridge died on November 16.
The beloved daughter of the late Vittorio and Josephine (Gentile) Baldassari, she was the loving sister of Carmella Cascio of Revere and the late Fernando, Domenic, Americo, John and Anthony Baldassari, Lillian Frissora and Olga Caposella; beloved aunt of Joan and Domenic Tutela of Lowell, Linda Birdsong of Billerica, Joan Crivello of Revere and many other nieces and nephews.
Funeral arrangements were by the Dello Russo Funeral Home, Medford. Burial was in St. Michael Cemetery, Boston. In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory may be sent to the Alzheimer’s Association, 311 Arsenal Street, Watertown, MA 02172. For obituary and guestbook, www.dellorusso.net.
Of Chelsea, formerly of Revere
Freda (Borr) Reynolds of Chelsea, formerly of Revere, died on November 16. She was 101 years old.
She was born in East Boston, raised in Chelsea and was a graduate of Chelsea High School. She was a life long member of Temple Tifereth Israel of Everett and a member of the sisterhood at the temple. She was also a member of Hadassah and an avid bridge player. Mrs. Reynolds was very devoted to her family; her family was "the most important part of her life."
She was the beloved wife of the late Albert Reynolds; the devoted mother of Jack Reynolds and his wife, Cindy, Linda Gill and Roxanne Cohen and her husband, Harris; the dear sister of Ethel Band and her husband, Maurice, and several late sisters and a brother. She was also the loving grandmother of 11 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.
Graveside services were held at New Tifereth Israel of Everett Cemetery, Everett. Donations in her memory may be made to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 417005 Boston, MA 02241. For online guestbook, please visit the funeral home website, www.torffuneralservice.com.
Doris L (Roan) Aiello of Revere died on November 17.
The beloved wife of the late Ignazio, she was the devoted mother of Arlene Zaccaria and her husband, Charlie, Dorothy Aiello and her partner, Paul Allard, all of Glen, New Hampshire and Richard and his wife, Roxanne, of Revere; dear sister of Josephine LaQuaglia of Medford and the late Eleanor Frevold, Rose Maniscalco, Mary Moran, John Roan, Daniel Roan and Thomas Roan. She is also survived by 10 loving grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral arrangements were by the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, Revere. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. Memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association MA Chapter, 311 Arsenal St. Watertown MA 02472.
Of Saugus, formerly of Revere
Jane (MacHenry) Macchione of Saugus, formerly of Revere, died on November 16.
She was the beloved wife of the late Anthony; devoted mother of Donna DiBartolomeo of Saugus, Patti Merlina of Revere, Lori Payne of Tewksbury, Lisa Carnivale of Saugus and the late Charles; dear sister of Earl MacHenry of Arkansas and the late Harold and Stayley MacHenry and Anita McGowan. She is also survived by 11 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Funeral arrangements were by the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery. For guestbook visit www.buonfiglio.com.