Obituaries 12-16-2010

December 16, 2010
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Angela Fiumara

Hair stylist

Angela (Puopolo) Fiumara of Saugus, formerly of Revere, died peacefully at Kaplan Hospice of Danvers after a long illness.

She was the daughter of the late Palmy and Rocky Puopolo of Revere and recently suffered the sudden loss of her brother, Bob Puopolo, of Revere.   Her loving family and friends will most remember her for her strong spirit, quick sense of humor, and her thoughtfulness and generosity.  She and her husband, Joe, were intensely devoted to one another.  She liked to say that every day of her marriage to him was like being on a honeymoon.  She loved him so much.  He was always “My Joe” to her, never just Joe.

Her devotion to her family was second to none.  She had a special bond with her sister, Diane.  They enjoyed being  together whenever they could and were best friends as well as sisters.

Her four siblings, Fred, Diane, Bobby, and Steve, often felt that they had a second mother because she was always looking out for them and was ready to give generously of herself in so many ways.  When her mother, Palmy, was ill, Angela was the strong shoulder she leaned on, and Palmy also frequently said she didn’t know who was the mother and who was the daughter!  After Palmy passed away, Angela took over being the matriarch of the family, and though she was not known for spending much time in the kitchen, she produced a Palmy-like feast for the whole family this past Easter—and it was FANTASTIC!  Although Angela did not have children of her own, she treated her many nieces and nephews like her children,  and she was such a wonderful and generous aunt.  Whether it was making a niece beautiful for prom or helping a nephew newly out on his own decorate and furnish an apartment, Auntie Angela was always there for them.

Angela worked as a talented hairdresser for over 45 years, and some of her clients had been coming regularly to her for her entire career!  Her days in the beauty shop were always full, and she cared very deeply for the girls she worked with and her clients.  They were like a second family to her.  Not only did she have talent for fixing hair, she was gifted with wit and wisdom that made her such a strong presence in the beauty salon as she joked with everyone and expressed her opinions.  People valued and sought out her advice.

She had a flair for decorating and was such an experienced shopper that she often saved friends and family a good amount of money because she always knew where to find a good quality item cheaper.   We may see TJ Maxx stock dip a little without its best customer!

There is no way to express how sadly we will miss Angela.  She was a beautiful, classy, witty, wise, talented, loving, generous woman, and she touched many lives.  We so deeply wish Angela could stay with us, and we love her so very, very much.

Angela is survived by her beloved husband, Joseph Fiumara, of Saugus, and brother, Alfred Puopolo of Groveland, sister Diane Riley and her husband, Jack Riley of Florida, brother Steven Puopolo, and his wife, Karen Puopolo, of Groveland, her cherished nieces and nephews, her sister-in-law Dolly Galvin and her husband   Galvin of Belmont, sister-in-law Honey, sister-in-law Rosemarie  Fiumara  of Saugus, and sister-in-law Nina of Saugus.  She also leaves a large, extended family and many, many friends.

Jean Edelstein

Charitable woman and volunteer

Jean E. Edelstein, a resident of Chelsea for most of her life, died peacefully on December 13 under the loving care of the Chelsea Jewish Nursing Home.  She was 94 years old.

The loving wife of the late Nathan Edelstein who died in 2003, she was born in Boston and was very charitable. She volunteered at many organizations including St. Luke’s Church in Chelsea, Walnut Street Shule, Elm Street Shule, the Salvation Army, and for the Senior Citizens of Chelsea.

She was the loving mother of Jackie L. Edelstein and his wife Mary Anne, Candy Winam of Chelsea, and the late Larry A. Edelstein of Chelsea.  She was the dear sister of the Louis Dubie and his wife, Geraldine, of Chelsea and the beloved grandmother to her two grandchildren, Chad and Jeremy Winam of Chelsea.

Honoring her wishes, funeral and graveside services were private.  Burial was held at the Mishna Cemetery in Everett.  Memorial observance is private.  Contributions in her memory may be made to the Chelsea Jewish Nursing Home Foundation, 17 Lafayette Avenue, Chelsea, MA  02150.  For online guestbook, please visit the funeral home website, www.torffuneralservice.com.

John Moscone

Longtime Boston College booster

John “Bitty Boy” Moscone of Orient Heights East Boston died on December 11.

He was a US Army veteran of World War II, a member of the DAV, a Boston College Season Ticket Holder Section D for more than 60 years and a member of the Bricklayers and Allied Craftsmen Union Local 3.

He was the beloved husband of the late Lorraine T. (Deslongchamps) Moscone with whom he shared 45 years of marriage; loving father of Peter Moscone of Malden and Michele Krasnoff and her husband, Steve, of Brookline; dear brother of Corrine “Tootsie” Di Lugi of Revere, Marcella Gogin of Malden and the late Barbara St. Croix, Janet Belmonte, Paulette Collins, Leonora Casey and Vaughn “Tommy” Moscone.

His funeral will be held from Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, 262 Beach St., Revere, Friday at 9 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Anthony’s Church, Revere, at 10 a.m. Family and friends may visit Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m. Burial will be in Puritan Lawn Cemetery, Peabody. For directions and guest book, www.vazzafunerals.com.

Vula Solomos

Lynn resident

Vula (Foundas) Solomos of Lynn died on December 11. She was 88 years old.

She was the wife of the late Dr. William M. Solomos and the daughter of the late Harris and Martha (Tasiopoulos) Foundas. She is survived by a sister Helen F. Aloupis and her husband, Spiros, of Revere. She also leaves three sisters-in-law, Jacqueline Foundas of Ohio, Mary Whittier and Tina Stamulis, both of Saugus, many nieces and nephews and grand nieces and grand nephews. She was the sister of the late Georgia F. Boucouvalas, C. Harris Foundas and Dr. John H. Foundas.

Her funeral will be held on Friday, December 17 at 9 a.m. from the Solimine, Landergan and Richardson Funeral Home, 426 Broadway (Rte 129) Lynn followed by funeral services in St. George Greek Orthodox Church, Lynn at 10 a.m. Burial will be in Pine Grove Cemetery, Lynn. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited. Visiting hours are on Thursday from 3 to 7 p.m. Donations may be made to the charity of your choice. Directions and guestbook at www.solimine.com.

Arlene Auterio

President of Mass Senior Action Council

Arlene (Bennett) Auterio of Medford, formerly of Cambridge, died on December 12.

An activist for the elderly and low income people of Massachusetts, she was the President of the Mass. Senior Action Council.

She was the beloved wife of the late Francis Auterio, the loving mother of Michelle Auterio of Revere, Joab Auterio and his wife, Paula, of New Hampshire and Barbara La Clair and her husband, Matthew, of Peabody; dear sister of Howard Bennet and his wife, Geraldine, of Maine; cherished grandmother of Matthew, Tiffany, Trisha-Lynne Coolong, John, Cody and Cailyn Auterio and Robert LaClaire.

Family and friends may visit Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m. in the Chapel of the Resurrection in Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, 262 Beach Street, Revere with a service at 7:30 PM. Committal will be private. For directions and guest book, please visit: www.vazzafunerals.com.

Helen Reilly

Retired Nurse, member of many Revere organizations

Helen E. (Edwards) Reilly of Revere died on December 13.

A nurse at the Whidden Memorial Hospital for 35 years, she was a member of the Revere Moose Ladies Auxiliary, Revere Cares and the Revere Historical Society.

She was the beloved wife of the late Bernard F.; devoted mother of Michael and his wife, Patricia, of Peabody, James and his wife, Valarie, of Revere, Mary Anderson and her husband, Richard of Saugus, Thomas and his late wife, Colleen, of South Boston, Edward and his wife, Marsha, of Peabody and the late Ann Marie Paradis and her husband, Alan; dear sister of Lawrence Edwards of Revere, Edna Staub of Wrentham and the late Francis Edwards, Alice Conway and Grace Connors. She is also survived by 10 loving grandchildren and six great grand children.

Her Funeral will be held from the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, 128 Revere St., Revere, today, Wednesday, December 15 followed by a Funeral Mass in St Anthony’s Church at 10 a.m. Burial will be in Puritan Lawn Cemetery. Relatives and friends are kindly invited. Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of the North Shore, 75 Sylvan St., Suite B-102, Danvers, MA 01923.

Anna Castonguay-Pesce

Homemaker

Anna L. (D’Ambrosio) Castonguay-Pesce of Revere died on December 8 at the Whidden Memorial Hospital. She was 93 years old.

A homemaker, she was born in Revere, the daughter of the late Prisco and Virginia (Corregio). She was the beloved wife of the late Ernest Castonguay and Joseph Pesce; devoted mother of Joseph Pesce and his wife, Rita, of Revere, Charles Pesce and his companion, Maryann Ciardi, of Peabody; loving grandmother of Sherri Anne, John, David, Linda and Cheryl and is also survived by five loving great grandchildren, Christopher, Christina, Steven, Adriana and Chloe

Funeral arrangements were by the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, Revere. Memorial donations may be made to the American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 11454, Alexandria VA 22312. Burial was in the Mass. National Cemetery.

Mary Roman

Member of Andover Senior Volunteers

Mary G. “Mae” (Pagliarulo) Roman of Revere and Andover died on December 6 following a long illness. She was 96 years old.

A member of the Andover Senior Volunteers, she was the wife of the late Frank Roman; cherished mother of Paul Roman and his wife, Nancy, of Quincy, Frank R. Roman of Melrose and William F. “Billy” Roman and his wife, Donna M., of Revere. She is also lovingly survived by eight grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. She was the sister of the late Louis, James, Alec, Rocco, Charles, Daniel, Joseph, John, Anthony, Michael, Lucy and Philomena Pagliarulo.

Funeral arrangements were by the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, Revere. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Italian Home for Children, 1125 Centre St., Jamaica Plain, MA 02130.

John Baptist Marani

CPA, former owner of several Revere Dunkin Donuts

John Baptist Marani of Fort Myers, Florida. formerly of East Boston and Westwood, died on December 8 at Hope Hospice, Fort Myers. He was 68 years old.

He was born in Boston on January 2, 1942, a child of Joseph and Annette (Pizzano) Marani. He graduated from Northeastern University in 1965, was employed as a certified public accountant and was the former owner of various Dunkin Donuts in Revere. His memberships included South Shore Country Club, Pembroke Country Club, where he was the club champion one year, LaBarron Hills Country Club and the Heritage Palms Country Club. He attended the Immaculate Conception Church and Blessed Pope John XXIII Church.

The beloved husband of Christine I. (Fay) Marani for 46 years, he was the father of Vincent Robert Marani who is married to  Marketa of Prague, Czech Republic, John B. Marani who is married to Tiffany of Palm Harbor, FL. and Adrienne F. Howell who is married to David of Brookline. He was the brother of Mary Ann Mercurio of Revere and is also survived by six grandchildren.

His Funeral will be held from the East Weymouth McDonald Funeral Home, corner of Charles & Middle Streets, Thursday at 9 a.m. followed by a Memorial Funeral Mass in the Immaculate Conception Church, East Weymouth at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited. Memorial visitation is today, Wednesday, from 4 to 8 p.m. Burial will be in Fairmount Cemetery, Weymouth. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be sent to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson Research, Attn. Tribute Research, Church Street Station, PO Box 780, New York, N.Y. 10008-0780. For more information: mcdonald-funeralhomes.com

(this Fiumara tribute was e-mailed to me by Colm and I am including both the tribute and the obit for you to handle as you see fit)

Paul ‘Yoker’ Odierno

Past member of the Otis Club

Paul N. “Yoker” Odierno of East Boston died on December 1 surrounded by his loving family at the Massachusetts General Hospital. He was 83 years old.

He was born in New York city in 1927 to the late Alfred and Lucy (Gaetano) Odierno and proudly served his country in the US Army and was a decorated veteran of World War II and a past member of the Otis Club.

The dear brother of Elsie Antonuccio of East Boston, and the late Louis and Frank Odierno, he is also survived by his many cherished nieces and nephews.

For more information please visit www.ruggieromh.com Ruggiero Mazzaarella Memorial Home East Boston.

Anna Taylor

Member of the Madonna Del Soccorso Society of Boston.

Anna A. (Imbornone) Taylor of Revere, born and raised in the North End of Boston, quietly passed away in the loving arms of her family on December 8.

She was the beloved wife of the late Kenneth; devoted mother of Ann DeLorenzo and her husband, Stephen, of Salem, James and his wife, Kim, of Lynn, Denise Taylor of Revere, Robert and his wife, Michel, of Swampscott, Joseph and his wife, Lynda, of Pelham, NH and the late Kenneth Jr.; dear sister of the late Christine DiMarino, Jenny DeGregorio, Catherine Giarratani, Frank Imbornone, Gino Imbornone and Domenic Imbornone; loving grandmother of Anthony, Andrew, James Jr., Jennifer, Scott, Mia, Ava and Jacob. 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. For guest book, please visit www.Buonfiglio.com.

Maria Iapicca

Of East Boston, formerly of Italy

Maria (Vitale) Iapicca of East Boston, formerly of Mirabella Eclano, Italy, died on December 8.

The beloved wife of the late Michael Iapicca, she was the dear sister of Addolorata (Vitale) Cappuccio and nine late sisters and two late brothers. She was the loving aunt of Raffaele Cappuccio and his wife, Norma, of Revere, Carolina Cerrato and her husband, Giovanni, of Italy, Thomas Minichiello and his wife, Fran, of Cape Cod, Assunta Capodano of Medford, Maria (Capodano) Sodano and her late husband, Luigi, of Winthrop, Alicia (Capodano)Biasella and her husband, Nicola, of Cambridge the late Michele Cappuccio and his surviving wife, Emanuela, of Medford, the late Antonia (Capodano)DeSantis and her surviving husband, Federico, of Winthrop, the late Maria (Minichello)Barletta and her late husband, Anthony, Rocco Iapicca and his wife, Tanina, of No. Reading, Bernardina (Iapicca) Scippa and her husband, Raffaele, Lina (Iapicca)Scippa and her late husband, Joseph, of Revere, James Iapicca of East Boston and Pasquale Iapicca. She is also survived by her many adored nieces and nephews in Italy as well as her many great nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Ruggiero Mazzarella Memorial Home (Orient Heights) East Boston. Mrs. Iapicca was laid to rest in the Mausoleum at Holy Cross Cemetery. In honoring Mrs. Iapicca’s life, memorial donations may be made to Don Orione, Home 111 Orient Avenue, East Boston 02128. For more information or to send an online condolence please visit www.ruggieromh.com.

Lillian Barrasso

Everett resident

Lillian C. (Lombardo) Barrasso of Everett died on December 3.

She was the beloved mother of Paul Barrasso of Revere and Steven Barrasso and his wife, Lorraine, of New Hampshire; devoted daughter of the late Paul and Ann (Nisco) Lombardo and is also survived by many loving cousins and family friends.

Funeral arrangements were by The Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, Revere. Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society , 30 Speen St. Framingham MA 01701.

Carmela Caputo

Member of Revere Smart Set Seniors

Carmela J. (Cantino) Caputo of Revere, formerly of Boston’s North End, died on December 7 following a brief illness. She was in her 88th year.

She was a longtime devotee of the Immaculate Conception Parish Community and a member of Revere Smart Set Seniors.

She was the cherished mother of Angela J. Tabb and her husband, Robert, and Joseph A. Caputo Jr. and his wife, Mary-Lou, all of Florida, Camille M. Punch and her husband, William A., of Boston’s Back Bay and Joanne T. Caputo-Carfagna and her husband, Alfred, of Revere; dear sister of Philip Cantino of Quincy, Anthony P. Cantino of Revere and Salvatore Cantino and his wife, Maria, of Bedford; devoted grandmother of Denise and Jeffrey Taro, both of New Hampshire, Devon Punch of Tewksbury and Anthony J. Caputo of New York City. She is also lovingly survived by her great granddaughter, Chelsey Iowa, of New Hampshire.

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 Chelsea Soldiers Home, 91 Crest Ave., Chelsea, MA 02150 Attn. Patients Activities Fund.

Henry Santangelo

Member of Many Organizations

Henry R. “Hank” Santangelo Of Plymouth, formerly of Revere, died on December 7 at Jordan Hospital.

He was born in Boston and served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He worked as a glazier for several window companies and at Sam’s Club in Plymouth in his later years. He was a member of the VFW and the American Legion, a past member of the Winthrop Elks and the Revere Elks.

The beloved husband of Jacqueline (Ciampa) Santangelo of Plymouth, he was the father of Rhonda and her husband, Daniel Friel, of Norwood and Joel Santangelo of New Hampshire; grandfather of Jaime Santangelo, Sara, Kristen, and Justin Friel.

Funeral arrangements were by the Richard Davis Funeral Home, Plymouth (Manomet.) Burial was at the Massachusetts National Cemetery, Bourne. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to the Division of Development and Jimmy Fund, c/o Susan Paresky, 10 Brookline Place West, 8th Floor, Brookline, MA 02445. For on-line condolences, please visit: richarddavisfuneralhome.com.

Florence D’Amico

Member of Daughters of Italy of Revere

Florence J. (Nardizzi) D’Amico of Wilmington, formerly of Revere, died on December 6.

A member of the Daughters of Italy of Revere, she was the beloved wife of the late Arthur A.; devoted mother of Paula Murphy and her husband, John, of Wilmington and the late Florence Schagrin and her surviving husband, Stuart; loving grandmother of Matthew and Caroline Schagrin, Amelia, Dennis and Joseph Murphy.

Funeral arrangements were by the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, Revere. Burial was in Holy Cross Cemetery. For guest book or flowers please visit www.Buonfiglio.com.

Lucy Bonanno

Past Venerable Daughters of Italy

Lucy C. (Orlandella) Bonanno of Revere died on December 7.

The Past Venerable of the Daughter’s of Italy of Winthrop and Revere, she was the beloved wife of Michael; loving and cherished mother of Patricia Simone and her husband, Chris, Janice Bonanno and Michael Jr., all of Revere; dear sister of Michael Orlandella of Syracuse, NY, Ralph Orlandella of Lowell, Rose Gallo of Billerica and the late Frances Isamone, Grace Sasso, Elvira Williams, Anna Donaruma, Phyllis Saulnier, Louise McGurin, Leo Orlandella, Emma Stowell and Rocco Orlandella.

Funeral arrangements were by the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, Revere. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the charity of your choice.

Thomas Weldon

Past Commander of the Joseph Leon Mottola Post 4524

Thomas C. Weldon of Revere died on December 6 at the Whidden Hospital in Everett.  He was 86 years old.

The husband of the late Alice (Belmonte) Weldon, he born in Boston and raised in Roxbury, the son of the late James and Annie (Sandell) Weldon.  He worked as a foreman at Modern Electro Plating in Boston for many years and has been a resident of Revere for the past 62 years.

He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and Past Commander of the Joseph Leon Mottola Post 4524  in Revere.

He is survived by his brother Charles Weldon and his wife, Louise, of Apple Valley, CA.  He was the brother of the late James Weldon and his late wife, Marjorie; brother-in-law of the late Guiseppe, Michael, Angelo, Arthur Belmonte and Assunta “Sue” DiMare. He is also survived by many devoted nieces, nephews, grand nieces and grand nephews.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Bisbee-Porcella Funeral Home, Saugus. Burial was at Holy Cross Cemetery in Malden.   Donations in his memory may be made to VFW Home for Children, 3573 S. Waverly Rd., Eaton Rapids, MI 48827. For condolences, www.BisbeePorcella.com.

Elvira Culotta

Revere Artist and Teacher

Elvira M. Culotta died peacefully at the Arbors, Bedford, NH on December 5 her spirit soaring joyfully aloft to the bright morning star. She was 96 years old.

Born in Dorchester on August 9, 1914, after graduating from the Massachusetts College of Art in 1938, she designed wallpaper for the New York City market. During World War II, she worked as a draftsperson at GE in Lynn.

For more than 30 years, she taught art, including ceramics, in the Revere public schools, grades 1 to 12.  During summer vacations, she would travel to Sicily, where her parents were born, and to Rome, Cuba, and Florida.

After her retirement in 1979, she participated in many art exhibits at the Marblehead Arts Association, the Swampscott Arts Association, and in the Boston area. She won many prizes for her bright-colorful collage style, which included rice paper, embedded in acrylic paintings. Her creative enthusiasm for art and beauty sustained her.

In 1990 she sold her family home on Florence Avenue in Revere and moved into a condo on Lynn Shore Drive, overlooking the Atlantic Ocean and Nahant. Since 2004, she has been residing at the Arbors, Bedford, NH.

She is survived by her cousins, Paul H. Carr and Jean and Louis Villanova.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Phaneuf Funeral Home, Manchester, NH.

Florence D’Amico

Member of Daughters of Italy

Florence J. (Nardizzi) D’Amico of Wilmington, formerly of Revere, died on December 6.

A member of the Daughters of Italy of Revere, she was the beloved wife of the late Arthur A.; devoted mother of Paula Murphy and her husband, John, of Wilmington and the late Florence Schagrin and her surviving husband, Stuart; loving grandmother of Matthew and Caroline Schagrin, Amelia, Dennis and Joseph Murphy.

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

Lorraine Pollard

Retired Boston Teacher’s Aide

Lorraine (Marmorale) Pollard of Winthrop died on December 7 at the Whidden Memorial Hospital. She was 81 years old.

A retired Teachers Aide in the Boston School System, she was born in Boston, the daughter of the late Anthony Marmorale and Caroline (Piscell), she was the mother of Anthony Pollard of Winthrop, Wayne Pollard of Stoneham, Roger Pollard of Revere and the late James Pollard; sister of Antonetta G. Moretti of Winthrop and the late Edmund Marmorale and is also survived by nine grandchildren, eight great granchilren, one niece and one nephew.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the O’Maley Funeral Home, Winthrop. Burial was in Holy Cross Cemetery.

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