Stephen A. Fusco died unexpectedly at his Revere home on December 5. He was 55 years old.
Born and raised in Revere, he was a graduate of Revere High School, Class of 1973. Most of his working career was as a mechanic for several area auto dealerships.
He was the cherished father of Nicole M. Tompkins and her husband, Michael, of Hudson, NH and the late Stephen A. Fusco, Jr.; the beloved son of Marie D. (Catino) Fusco with whom he made his home and the late John L. Fusco; the dear brother of Sherry A. Marino and her husband, Robert, of Saugus and Dorothy M. Pimental and Sandra L. Popps, both of Revere; loving grandfather of Christopher M. and Nichlas A. Tompkins of Hudson, NH and the late Zachary N. Tompkins, who died unexpectedly on March 8, 2010 at the age of 11 from “Long QT-Syndrome.” He is also lovingly survived by his devoted companion, Marguerite Belbene, of Boston’s North End.
Family and friends are invited to attend visiting hours on Saturday, December 11 from 3 to 5 p.m. in the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Route 107) Revere. A Funeral service will follow in the Funeral Home at 5:15 p.m. Burial will be private. A playground and social center is planned to be dedicated to “Zachary M. Tompkins” in Hudson, NH. The family asks that rather than flowers, memorial remembrances be made to the Zachary M. Tompkins Memorial Fund (501c3) 31 Flying Road Road, Hudson, NH 03051.
St. Anthony’s Parish devotee
Crocepissa Comperchio of Revere died unexpectedly on December 3 at her “Friendly Gardens” home.
She was a deeply religious woman and a daily communicant at St. Anthony’s Church. Born and raised in Salemi, Italy, she came to the United States in 1976, first settling in Fall River and then in Revere.
The daughter of the late Vito and Antonina (Pilocane), and the wife of the late Salvatore Comperchio, she was the sister of Vitina Ruggeri of Sardinia, Italy, Giuseppina Caruso of Pisa, Italy and the late Maria Tripoli, Sara Panfilo and Susanna Capizzo; the cherished aunt of Bartolomeo Tripoli and his wife, Rosalyn, of Revere and Richard Tripoli of Fall River. She is also survived by many other nieces and nephews in Italy as well as by many grand nieces and grand nephews.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Memorial Funeral Mass on Friday, December 10 at St. Anthony of Padua Church, Revere. Burial will be private. Remembrances may be made to the Restoration Fund at St. Anthony of Padua Church, 250 Revere Street, Revere, 02151. Funeral arrangements are in the care of Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals of Revere.
Alice Claire Norton
Retired Insurance Adjuster
Alice Claire Norton died unexpectedly at the Don Orione Nursing Home in East Boston on December 3. She was 90 years old.
Born and raised in East Boston, she was a graduate of St. Mary’s Star of the Sea Grammar School and a 1940 graduate of Fitton Catholic High School in East Boston. The Norton family were members and devotees of the former St. Mary Star of the Sea Parish for more than 100 years until its closing about 10 years ago. There, she was a member of both the Star of the Sea Sodality and the Legion of Mary. She retired in 1988 after 40 years of service in the insurance field from Gray, Gove & Gray of Boston after 20 years of service as a Claim’s Insurance Adjuster.
She was the daughter of the late William F. and Ellen C. (Denning) Norton; beloved sister of Sister Denise Bourgeois, RSM of Manchester, NH and the late Mary E. Griffin and Sister Esther Norton, RSM; cherished aunt of Ellen C. Griffin-Hatton and John J. Griffin, both of East Boston, and is also lovingly survived by five grand nephews, three great grand nieces and one great grand nephew.
Family and friends are invited to visit with the family on Thursday, December 9, in the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Rt 107) Revere beginning at 9 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St Joseph-St Lazarus Church, Orient Heights, East Boston at 11 a.m. Burial will be in Holy Cross Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Sisters of Mercy Retirement Fund, 21 Searles Rd, Windham, NH 03087-1203.
AnnMarie (Spinale) DiLorenzo of Peabody, formerly of Medford, died on December 5.
She was the beloved wife of the late John A. DiLorenzo; devoted mother of Laurie Ann Indelicato and her husband, Michael, of Peabody, Jason DiLorenzo and his wife, Leigh, of Revere; loving grandmother of Michael and Christopher Indelicato and John DiLorenzo; dear sister of James Spinale and his wife, Linda, of Billerica, Vito Spinale and his wife, Maureen, of New Mexico and Salvi Spinale of New Hampshire.
Her Funeral will be held from the Dello Russo Funeral Home, 306 Main St., Medford, Thursday at 9:30 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in Immaculate Conception Church, 600 Pleasant St., Malden, at 10:30 a.m. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend. Visiting hours are today, Wednesday, from 4 to 8 p.m. Services will conclude with burial at Oak Grove Cemetery, Medford. Contributrions in her name may be sent to the American Cancer Society , 30 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701. For directions, obituary and guestbook, visit: dellorusso.net
Sabino ‘Sam’ Picardo
Worked at former Neighborhood Cleaners
Sabino “Sam” Picardo of Springfield, formerly of Revere and East Boston, died December 4 in Mercy Medical Center, Springfield. He was 91 years old.
The son of the late Angelo and Finizia (DiMattia) Picardo, he was born in Avellino, Italy on August 28, 1919. He immigrated to the United States in 1932, was raised in East Boston and lived in Revere for 70 years. He worked at the former Neighborhood Cleaners as a pressman for 45 years and retired in 1984. He was a communicant and served as an usher at St. Anthony’s Church, Revere and was a member of the Revere Knights of Columbus.
He was the husband of the late Phyllis (Grasso) Picardo; brother of the late Orlando and Angelo Picardo and Elizabeth Ghinelli. He is survived by a daughter, Debe A. Crowell and her husband, Robert, of Springfield; two grandchildren, Lindsay and Ryan; a brother, Joseph Picardo; and many nieces and nephews.
Family and friends are asked to meet on Thursday morning, December 9 at St. Anthony’s Church, 250 Revere Street, Revere to Celebrate the Liturgy of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. for Mr. Picardo. Rites of Committal and burial will follow in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. There are no visiting hours. Donations may be made to a charity of one’s choice. Sampson Family Chapels is in charge of arrangements.
Ryan E. MacDonald of East Boston, formerly of Everett, died unexpectedly at home, on December 3. He was 29 years old.
Born in Melrose and a longtime Everett resident until moving to East Boston two months ago, he was a graduate of Everett High School Class of ’99 where he was the Captain of the Hockey as well as the Baseball teams. He went on to Bridgton Academy, followed by the University of Southern Maine then to Wentworth where he studied Construction Management. He was a young man who enjoyed life to the fullest, who was never without a smile, was totally devoted and beloved by his entire family. A member of the Ironworkers Union Local 7, he worked out of the union hall as well as for Marr Corporation for the last four years. In addition to his full time job, he worked part time in the “Pro Shop” at TD Garden.
The devoted son of Robert E. and Nancy A. (Jaroszewski) MacDonald of Everett, he was the loving brother of Lauren D’Ambrosio and her husband, Stephen, of Danvers and Brennan MacDonald of Everett; dear companion of Amy Garland of Somerville; cherished grandson of Margaret MacDonald of Chelsea and the late Harry J. MacDonald, John and Caroline Jaroszewski; nephew of Lorraine and Henry Perry of Chelsea, John Jaroszewski of Revere, Harry and Maureen MacDonald of Cumberland, RI, Ann and John Dyer of Melrose, Hugh and Mary MacDonald of Chelsea, Claire and Randy Silva of Peabody and the late Stephen MacDonald. He is also lovingly survived by many cousins, friends and colleagues along with his dog, Murphy, and his bird, Bingo.
Family and friends are kindly invited to attend his Funeral from the Smith Funeral Home, 125 Washington Avenue, Chelsea on Thursday, December 9 at 11 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass to be celebrated in St. Anthony of Padua Church, 250 Revere Street, Revere at 12 Noon. Visiting Hours in the Smith Funeral Home are today, Wednesday, from 4 to 8 p.m. Committal Services will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in his name may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 330 Congress St., Boston, MA 02210. To send a message of condolence to his family, please visit www.smithfuneralhomes.com.
Member of American Legion Ladies Auxiliary
Georgia “Irene” (Swanson) Green of Malden, formerly of Minneapolis, MN, died on November 28 at the Melrose Wakefield Hospital. She was 80 years old.
She was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary American legion Post 254 and worked at the Nile Pharmacy in Minneapolis, MN for many years.
Born in Unity, Wisconsin, she was the beloved wife of Jack W.; devoted mother of Robert Green and his wife, Bianca, of Malden, Scott Green of Minnesota and four step daughters; dear sister of the late Muriel Sampson; loving grandmother of Robert Jack, Blake Robert, Shayra, Alex, Christie, Emily, Bryanna and Travis and is also survived by many loving great grandchildren.
Funeral arrangements were by the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, Revere. Burial was at the Massachusetts National Cemetery in Bourne. For guest book, please visit: www.Buonfiglio.com.
Elizabeth Effie Gallagher
Of Revere, formerly of East Boston
Elizabeth Effie (Johnson) Gallagher of Revere, formerly of East Boston, died on December 5 after an illness.
She was the wife of the late Dennis; loving mother of Elizabeth Curtis and her husband, Richard, Brian Puzzo and his wife, Debbie, all of Revere, Barbara Puzzo and Daniel Gallagher, both of East Boston; dear grandmother to Antonina, Adele, Courtney, Brian, Christopher and Angela and great-grandmother of Damianna.
Funeral arrangements were by the Magrath Funeral Home, East Boston. In lieu of flowers, donations to the family would be appreciated.
Blanche I. (Jewkes) Morris of Fort Myers, Florida died recently.
She was the loving wife of the late John Leo Morris; beloved sister of Michael Doherty and his wife, Jane, of Florida and the late Joseph Jewkes; sister-in-law of George and his wife, Mary, of Saugus and is also survived by many nieces and nephews.
Interment of cremains was at Woodlawn Cemetery Chapel, Elm St., Everett with arrangements by Bisbee-Porcella Funeral Home, Saugus.
Marie J. (DeLuca) Walsh of Everett died on December 4 at the Don Orione Home in East Boston. She was 79 years old.
She was a waitress at various restaurants including Brigham’s Ice Cream Shoppe in Everett for 13 years.
Born in Boston and a longtime Everett resident, she was the dear and devoted mother of Barbara A. Dolan and her husband, Thomas, of Everett, Cynthia J. Walsh and her partner, Angela Zarella, of Everett and Charles C. Walsh and Rita DeStefano of Revere; sister of Carl DeLuca of New York and the late Frank and David DeLuca; loving grandmother of Jade Marie Walsh.
Funeral services will be held in the Cafasso & Sons Funeral Home, 65 Clark St. (Corner of Main Street) Everett, today, Wednesday, at 10:30 a.m. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory to the Alzheimer’s Association , 311 Arsenal St., Watertown, MA 02472 would be sincerely appreciated.
Of Revere, formerly of East Boston
Concetta A. (Luongo) Ricci of Revere, formerly of East Boston, died on December 2. She was in her 95th year.
She was the beloved wife of the late Leonard F. Ricci with whom she shared 57 years of marriage; loving mother of Leonora “Lee” Palumbo and her husband, Revere patrolman Vincent of Revere; dear sister of Gerard Luongo of East Boston and the late Pasquale Luongo, Catherine Abbatessa, Antoinette Natola, Frances Terrizzi, Helen “Lil” Scarpa, Vera Pagliuca and Jean Malvone; cherished grandmother of Michael Palumbo and his wife, Cara, Jason Palumbo and Saugus Patrolman Christopher Palumbo.
Funeral arrangements were by Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, Revere. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. For guestbook. www.vazzafunerals.com.
Past Treasurer of the Patriot’s Senior Citizens Club
Edward Cerulli of Revere, formerly of East Boston, died on December 3.
A US Army veteran of the Korean War, he was the Past Treasurer of the Patriots Senior Citizen Club.
He was the beloved husband of Emily A. (De Florio) Cerulli with whom he shared 60 years of marriage; loving father of Patricia Raia of Somerville and Karen Struthers of New Hampshire; dear brother of Matilda Giannotti of Italy, Norma Uva of N. Reading, Lucille Buxton of Louisiana and the late Nicholas, Eugene and Victor Cerulli; cherished grandfather of Randy Baratz, Vincenzio Raia, Michael, David and Adam Struthers.
His Funeral will be held from Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, 262 Beach Street, Revere, Thursday morning at 9 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Anthony’s Church, Revere, at 10 a.m. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. Family and friends may visit today, Wednesday, from 4 to 8 p.m. For directions and guest book. www.vazzafunerals.com.
Former Revere resident
George J. Mozek, formerly of Revere, died recently. He was 80 years old.
He was the beloved husband of the late Anna (Celani) Mozek; devoted father of Cheryl Casaccio and her husband, Michael, Laurie Arcari and her husband, John, George “Jay” Mozek and his wife, Elizabeth; cherished grandfather of Michael, Johnny, Anthony, Francesca and William; dear brother of Adam Mozek and the late Bill Mozek and is also survived by many nieces and nephews.
Burial was in Lakeside Cemetery, Wakefield. To send a memorial condolence, please visit: www.barilefuneral.com Barile Family Funeral Home Stoneham-Reading (781) 438-2280
Former Revere resident
Margaret (Polcari) Moschella, formerly of Revere, died on December 2. She was 96 years old.
A homemaker, born in Boston, she was the loving daughter of the late Angelo and Rose (DeYeso) Polcari; beloved wife of the late Anthony C. Moschella Sr.; devoted mother of Barbara Abrahamian and her late husband, Albert, of Lowell and Anthony C. Moschella Jr. and his wife, Cathy, of Danvers; dear sister of Angie Terenzi of Revere, Gloria Romano of Lynnfield, Evelyn Polcari and Norma Guarente, both of Revere, and the late Albina Sasso, Helen Trunfio and Edith Murray; cherished grandmother of David Abrahamian, Carla Caraccio and her husband, William, and Anthony C. Moschella III; great-grandmother of Elizabeth and Megan Abrahamian and Sarah and William Caraccio. She is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.
Funeral arrangements were by the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, Revere. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to: Joslin Diabetes Center, 1 Joslin Pl., Boston, MA 02215. For guestbook please visit: www.Buonfiglio.com.
East Boston resident
Theresa B. (Schipani) Grifoni of East Boston died on December 1.
The beloved wife of Anthony F. Grifoni with whom she shared 63 years of marriage, she was the loving mother of Elizabeth Paull and her husband, Charles, of New Hampshire, Anthony M. Grifoni and his wife, Michele, of Beverly and Donald T. Grifoni and his wife, Patricia, of East Boston; dear sister Elizabeth McCarthy and Leonora Schipani, both of Revere, Marie Bordwski of Florida, Anthony Schipani of East Boston, Robert Schipani of Winthrop and the late Donald and Thomas Schipani; cherished grandmother of eight and great grandmother of one.
Her Funeral will be held in Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, Revere, 262 Beach Street, today, Wednesday, at 9 a.m. followed by Services in Our Chapel of the Resurrection at 10 a.m. Burial will be in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. For directions and guest book: www.vazzafunerals.com.
Frances (Damigella) Bevilacqua of Reading died on December 2.
She was the beloved wife of Joseph Bevilacqua, devoted mother of John F. Bevilacqua and his wife, Judith Emanuel, of Marblehead and Richard J. Bevilacqua of Whitingsville; sister of Frank Damigella of Florida, Anthony Damigella of Revere and Angela Inserra of Acushnet and the late Salvatore Damigella and Mary Buccheri; loving grandmother of six and great grandmother of three.
Funeral arrangements were by the Douglass, Edgerley and Bessom Funeral Home, Reading. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Visiting Nurse Hospice, 607 North Ave., Suite 17, Wakefield, MA 01880. For information and register book visit johnbdouglassfuneralhome.com__
Florence ‘Flossie’ Cremone
Florence M. “Flossie” (Terenzio) Cremone of Revere died on December 1 following a seven month valiant battle with breast cancer. She was 56 years old.
She was the beloved wife of Kenneth Cremone; devoted mother of Eric N. DiNapoli of Newburyport, Alycia R. Post and her husband, Robert, of Bennington, VT and Kene Cremone of Revere; cherished daughter of Ralph J. Terenzio of Revere and the late Florence (Costarelli); dear sister of Ralph J. Terenzio, Jr. of Revere and Marguerite A. Upton and her husband, Robert, of Peabody. She is also lovingly survived by two granddaughters, Ivy Rose and Holly Joy Post and several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.
Funeral arrangements were by the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, Revere. In lieu of flowers, memorial remembrances may be made to Susan B. Komen for the Cure , (Breast Cancer), 89 South St., Boston, MA 02111.
Paul N. “Yoker” Odierno
Past member of the Otis Club
Paul N. “Yoker” Odierno of East Boston died on December 1.
A US Army veteran and past member of the Otis Club, he was the loving son of the late Alfred and Lucy (Gaetano) Odierno; dear brother of Elsie Antonuccio of East Boston and the late Louis and Frank Odierno and is also survived by his many cherished nieces and nephews.
A celebration of his life will be held in Sacred Heart Church, Brooks Street, East Boston on Saturday, December 11 at 9 a.m. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited. Arrangements are by the Ruggiero Mazzarella Memorial Home. For more information or to send an online condolence, visit: www.ruggieromh.com.
Hazel M. (Dockharty) Cody of Revere died on December 2. She was 89 years old.
A homemaker, born in Boston, she was the beloved wife of the late Joseph M. Cody, Sr.; devoted mother of Julia M. Cronin, Christine Cabral and her late husband, Ernest E. Sr, Joseph M. Cody Jr., Vicki A. Crane, Theresa Cody and Leo P. Cody, all of Revere; dear sister of the late Florence A. Poole; cherished grandmother of Roselyn Cronin, Lisa Moscato and her husband, Joseph, Tara Coughlin, Brian Cabral and his wife, Debra, Selyn Sandville and her husband, Albert, Erica Hagen and her husband, Randy, Christopher DeDominicis and Ernest E. Cabral Jr. and his wife, Karen; great-grandmother of Andrew Moscato, Ryan Moscato, Jason Tyler, Tyler Cabral, Benjamin Cabral, Keith Cabral, Julie Cabral, Heather Cabral and Christina Cabral and Great-Great Grandmother of Isabella and Halle Cabral. She is also survived by many loving cousins, nieces and nephews.
Funeral arrangements were by the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, Revere. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery. For guestbook please visit www.Buonfiglio.com.
Robert Patenaude Sr.
Retired MDC Patrolman
Robert J. Patenaude, Sr. of Everett, formerly of Revere, died on November 30. He was 75 years old.
A retired MDC Patrolman, he was the husband of the late Agnes A. (Bonner); devoted father of Ret. Lt. Robert J. Patenaude, Jr. (Mass. Dept. of Corrections) and his wife, Linda, of Saugus, Carol A. Whooley and her husband, Kevin, of Medford and Kathleen A. Patenaude of Wakefield; beloved grandfather of Stephen R. Patenaude and his wife, Allyson G., of Melrose, Matthew R. and Daniel J. Patenaude, both of Saugus, Lindsay A., Brendan M. and Brian M. Whooley, all of Medford; dear brother of Eileen LeMay of Tennessee and the late Delphine Bruhmuller, Florence Greer, Bernice Aucella and Kenneth Patenaude. He is also lovingly survived by several nieces and nephews.
Funeral arrangements were by the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, Revere. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Kaplan Family Hospice House, 78 Liberty St., Danvers, MA 01923.
Of Florida, formerly of the North End
Leonard Tammaro of Lauderdale Lakes, Florida, formerly of Boston’s North End and Revere, died on November 27 following a valiant battle with kidney failure.
Born and raised in Boston’s North End, he graduated from Boston College High School and served in the U.S. Air Force.
He was the son of the late Anthony and Lena Tammaro and is survived by his son, Robert, of Springfield, MA, and his granddaughter, Janessa, of Miami, Florida; his brothers, John of Florida, Anthony and his wife, Jeannette, of Revere and his sister, Juliette, and her husband, Robert Raftery, of Revere. He is also survived by nine nieces and nephews and many great-nieces and nephews.
A Memorial Mass will be celebrated on Saturday, December 11 at 11 a.m. at St. Anthony’s Church, Revere Street, Revere. A gathering of family and friends will be held at Tecce’s Restaurant, No. Washington St., Boston following the services. Arrangements for his return home were by TM Ralph Funeral Home, Plantation, Florida. www.tmralph.com.