Obituaries 12-29-2010

December 29, 2010
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Carmine Zaccaria

Former Member of Orioles and VFW

Carmine M. Zaccaria of Revere died on December 25.

A US Army veteran of World War II, he was a former employee of Revere Beach Concessions and Cerratanni’s Grocery Store and a former member of the VFW Mottolo Post and Orioles Nest 123.

The beloved husband of Evelyn (Zaccaria), he was the dear brother of Evelyn Ferrante of Saugus, Charles Zaccaria of Peabody and the late Carmella DeSimone, Mary Zaccaria, Nancy Trevino, Michael, Alfred, Vincent and Americo Zaccaria. He is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.

His Funeral will held be from the Paul Buonfiglio &Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, 128 Revere St., Revere on Thursday, December 30 at 8 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St Anthony’s Church at 9 a.m. Relatives and friends are kindly invited. Visiting hours are today, Wednesday, from 4 to 8 p.m. Burial will be in Holy Cross Cemetery. For guest book or flowers please visit www.Buonfiglio.com

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Richard Oliver ‘Barp’ Courtois

Operated Richard’s Hair Cutting for Men

Richard Oliver “Barp” Courtois  of Lynnfield, formerly of Revere and East Boston, died on December 26.

Since 1968, he has operated Richards Hair Cutting for Men, 2 Center Plaza, Boston. He was also a member of the Masons Shriners of Wilmington.

Born in East Boston, the son of the late Oscar and Lucille (DeNaro) Courtois, he was the beloved husband of Jean (Meoli); devoted father of Janine Goldthwait of Lynnfield and the late Richard Oliver Jr.; loving grandfather of Ashley and Richard Goldthwait; dear brother of John of Uxbridge and Charles of Revere and is also survived by many loving brothers and sisters in-law and many nieces and nephews.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated in Our Lady of the Assumption Church, Lynnfield today, Wednesday, December 29 at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends are kindly invited. Visiting hours are respectfully omitted. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Juvenile Diabetes Foundation New England Chapter, 60 Walnut St., Wellesley Hills Ma 02481. Entombment will be in Woodlawn Mausoleum.

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Andrew John Hinterleitner

Revere resident

Andrew John Hinterleitner of Revere died on December 24.

He was the loving son of Marlene Singer and her fiancé, Gary Gaudet, and Andreas Hinterleitner Jr.; dear brother of Rose Cruzaro, Donna Rizzo and her husband, Ralph, Andreas Hinterleitner III, Jacob Hinterleitner, George Hinterleitner and the late Lance Exstrom and the late Mary DanForth; devoted friend of Brenda Paris and Elaine Sickles.

Visiting hours at the Torf Funeral Chapel, 151 Washington Avenue (Cary Sq.) Chelsea will be today, Wednesday, December 29 from 5 to 8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to the Neuro Star Program, Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital, 125 Nashua St., Boston, MA 02114. For online guestbook and directions, please visit the funeral home website: www.torffuneralservice.com

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Richard Gray Sr.

Worked for Liberty Bay Credit Union

Richard E. Gray Sr. of Revere, formerly of Somerville, died peacefully at his home on December 26. He was 71 years old.

Richie was a proud US Marine Corps veteran, the first President and life long member of the Somerville City Club, and an employee of the Liberty Bay Credit Union.

He was the beloved husband for 48 years of Patricia S. (Sutton) Gray; loving father of Rita M. Gray of Revere, Susan Hargrove and her husband, Dan, of Cambridge, and the late Richard E. Gray, Jr.; devoted Papa of Baylee Flemming and Daniel Hargrove. He is also survived by his brothers, Franklin and his wife, Janet, of Somerville, Michael and his wife, Lois, of Rutland, Philip and his wife, Ellen, of Somerville and his sister in law Lauren Gray of Braintree. He was the brother of the late  Joseph and is also survived by many nieces and nephews and cousins.

His funeral procession will begin from the George L. Doherty Funeral Home, 855 Broadway (Powder House Sq.), Somerville Thursday at 9 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Joseph Church, (Union Square) Somerville at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited. Calling hours are today, Wednesday, from 4 to 8 p.m. Burial will be in Mt. Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge. For more information visit: www.dohertyfuneralservice.com

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Dianne Sullivan

Winthrop Republican Club member

Dianne E. (Wood) Sullivan of Winthrop died at the Massachusetts General Hospital on December 23. She was 68 years old.

A member of the Winthrop Republican Club, prior to her retirement, she worked for Security Systems in Malden as an administrative secretary.

The beloved wife of George J. Sullivan, she was born in Dearborn, MI, the daughter of the late Phillip J. and Alice H. (Oeder) Wood. She was the devoted mother of Diana Gotham and her husband, Jeffrey, of Revere and Lt. Col. Andrew Sullivan-U.S. Army and his wife, Michele, of Woodbridge, VA; adored grandmother of Kyle and Meaghan Gotham and Aiden and Brianna Sullivan; dear sister of Ronald Wood of Michigan, Marilyn Lehmann of Georgia and Alice Graham of Michigan and is also survived by several nieces and nephews.

A Funeral Service will be held today, Thursday, at the Maurice W. Kirby Funeral Home, 210 Winthrop St., Winthrop at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited. Burial will be in Winthrop Cemetery (Belle Isle Section). For guestbook, go to www.mauricekirbyfh.com.

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Harry Scibilia

Revere resident

Harry F. Scibilia of Revere died on Christmas Day, December 25.

He was the former husband of Helen Kennedy; loving father of Paul and David Kennedy and Gladys, Eugene and Patrick Wiswall; dear brother of Matt of Revere, John of Chelsea, and the late Dorothy, Liza and Andrew Scibilia.

Funeral arrangements were by Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, Revere. Burial will take place at the VA National Cemetery, Bourne, at a later date. For guest book, www.vazzafunerals.com

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Ottavio Serra

Former Revere School Crossing Guard

Ottavio Serra of Revere, formerly of East Boston and the West End, died unexpectedly on Christmas Day.

He was a Revere School Crossing Guard at the corner of Broadway and Malden Street.

Born in Augusta Siciliy, he was the beloved husband of the late Vincenza (Giacotto) Serra with whom he shared 44 years of marriage; the loving father of Maria Gregorio and her husband, Vincent, Sofia Forgione and her husband, Stephen (Revere Auxiliary Police Captain), and Lisa Gendreau and her husband, Roland, all of Revere; dear brother of Emanuella Stern and Carmelina Consolino of Italy, Domenico Serra and Elvin Marinelli, both of Revere, and the late Concetta Mochitto and Nicola Serra; cherished grandfather of Stephen and Felicia Forgione, Bianca and Stephanie Gregorio and Joseph and Sofia Gendreau.

His funeral will be held from Vazza’s “Beechwod” Funeral Home, 262 Beach St., Revere, Thursday at 9 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Anthony’s Church at 10 a.m. Family and friends may visit today, Wednesday, from 5 to 9 p.m. Entombment will be at Woodlawn Cemetery. For directions and guest book, www.vazzafunerals.com.

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Shirley Neville

Retired Revere teacher

Shirley E. (Bickford) Neville died peacefully on December

26 after a long illness. She was 95 years old.

Born in Glastonbury, CT on May 31, 1915 to Margaret (Bates) and Channing Bickford, when her father died suddenly in 1917, the family moved to her mother’s hometown of  Revere. She was a graduate of Revere High School and Salem Teachers College. She taught first and fourth grade in Revere for 19 years, and was a substitute teacher for several years after that.

After her husband, James, retired in 1977, the couple spent half the year in Dunedin, Florida and half in their home in Brigham’s Cove, West Bath, Maine just down the road from the family homestead established by her great-great- grandfather in 1815. She was passionate about her gardens and could be found in them every single day she was able to do so.

A year after her husband’s death in 2003 she moved to Framingham, MA to be closer to her son, Chris, and his wife, Jacqueline, visiting Brigham’s Cove whenever she was able to do so.

She was lovingly cared for by the wonderful staff at Hillhouse in Bath for the last few months of her life.

She is also survived by her nephew David Bickford and his wife, Judy, of Morrisville, VT, her niece, Dedra Rothbort, of Bath, ME; grand-nephew, Channing Bickford, of Beijing, China; grand-niece, Lydia Bickford, of Roanoke, VA; and many cousins. Her brother, Stanley Bickford, died in 1985.

Visiting hours will be held on Thursday, December 30 from 1 to 3 p.m. at the David E. Desmond & Son Funeral Home; 638 High Street; Bath, ME with her funeral to follow at

3 p.m. at the funeral home with Rev. Marc Wilson officiating.  Burial will be held in the spring at the Puritan Lawn Memorial Park in Peabody. If you would like to share your thoughts and condolences with her family, please visit www.desmondfuneralhomes.com In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to:  The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research, Church Street Station, P.O. Box 780,New York, NY 10008-0780; 800-708-7644 (phone) 212-509-2390 (fax) www.michaeljfox.org

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Rose Kelleher

Of New Hampshire, formerly of East Boston

Rose M. (Cavalieri) Kelleher of Meredith, NH, formerly of East Boston, died on December 21.

The beloved wife of the late Michael Kelleher, she was the loving mother of Michael Kelleher and his wife, Ann, of Revere, Richard Kelleher and his wife, Paula, of Wellesley, and Donna Oliver and her husband, Thomas, of Meredith, NH; cherished grandmother of Christa, Michelle, and Michael; great-grandmother of Carah, Cate, Caleb, Lucas, and Liam; dear sister of Josephine Bussey of Denver, Adeline Wamness of West Medford, and the late Ross and Frank Cavalieri.

Her Funeral will be held from The Kirby-Rapino Memorial Home, 917 Bennington St. (Orient Heights), East Boston today, Wednesday, at 9:45 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated in St. Anthony of Padua Church, 250 Revere St., Revere at 11 a.m. Burial will be in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to: Goldenview Health Care Center, Resident Activity Fund, 19 NH Route 104, Meredith, NH 03253. For online condolences, please visit: www.kirby-rapino.com

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James Mambuca

Member of American Legion and former Scout Master

James L. “Jim” Mambuca of Revere, formerly of East Boston, died on December 24.

A member of American Legion Post 65, he was a former Scout Master for many years.
He was the beloved husband of Marilyn E (Bellissimo) Mambuca;  devoted father of Anthony James Mambuca of Lynn and Julie Anne Downey of Malden; loving son of Rose (D’Amore) and the late Dominic Mambuca of East Boston; dear brother of Janice Lyons of East Boston and Judith Raye of North Andover; cherished grandfather of Jillian, Jared and Jianna Downey, Nicholas Mambuca and Jaidan Downey.

Visiting Hours in the Ruggiero Mazzarella Memorial Home, 971 Saratoga Street (Orient Heights) East Boston will be held on Thursday, December 30 from 4 to 8 p.m. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited. For more information or to send his family an online condolence, please visit:  www.ruggieromh.com

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Thomas Rossetti

Independent Residential Painter

Thomas P. Rossetti, a lifelong resident of Chelsea, passed away after a long illness in his home early Monday morning December 20. He was 63 years old.

Born and raised in Chelsea, he was the loving son of the late Michael and Edith (Tolman) Rossetti. “Tommy” supported himself working as an independent residential painter for many years.  He enjoyed the company of his large family and his many good friends.

He will be missed by his 13 beloved siblings and  their spouses; Michael Rossetti of Wilmington and his wife, Connie, Diane Brown of Saugus and her late husband, John, Janet Collorone of Chelsea and her companion, Jimmy Warren, Robert Rossetti, Donna Canales and her late husband Marco, Pasquale Rossetti all of Chelsea, James Rossetti of Revere, Leana Griffin of Haverhill and her husband, Larry, Angela Jenks and Lisa Rossetti, both of Revere, the late Theresa Price, Patricia Rossetti, and Joseph Rossetti.  He is also survived by many loving nieces, nephews and good friends.

Funeral Services were conducted at the Anthony Memorial Funeral Home, Chelsea on Wednesday Dec. 22. Services concluded with Interment in Puritan Lawn Memorial Park, Peabody. To send expressions of sympathy, please visit www.AnthonyMemorial.com.

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Nellie Orlandella

Member of Joseph Leon Mottolo Post VFW

Nellie (Coscia) Orlandella of Revere died on December 24.

A member of the Joseph Leon Mottolo Post VFW, she was the beloved daughter of the late Michael and Carolina (Mongiello) Coscia; devoted sister of Louise Coscia of Revere, Rita McEvoy of Malden and the late Mary Coscia, Amico Coscia, Jenny Coscia, Nunzio Coscia and Anthony Coscia; dear sister in-law of Josephine Coscia of Lexington and is also survived by eight loving nieces and nephews and seven grand nieces and nephews.

Her Funeral will be held from the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons -Bruno Funeral Home, 128 Revere St., Revere today, Wednesday, December 29 at 9 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Anthony’s Church at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends are kindly invited. Burial will be in HoIy Cross Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to All Care Hospice, 16 City Hall Square, Lynn MA 01901. For guest book or flowers, please visit www.Buonfiglio.com

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James Kelly

Self employed carpenter

James J. Kelly of Revere died on December 20 at the Eastpointe Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Chelsea.  He was 70 years old.

A US Navy veteran, Mr. Kelly, who worked as a self employed carpenter, was born and raised in Revere. He was the beloved friend and companion of Sandra Bertolino of Revere and the son of the late James and Ann (Harrington) Kelly.

He is also survived by two daughters, Robyn and Tracy of  Beverly; two brothers; Edwin of Winthrop and John of Connecticut.  He was the brother of the late Annemarie Winant.

Funeral arrangements were by the Porcella Funeral Home, Revere. Burial with Navy honors was at the VA National Cemetery in Bourne.

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Dorothy Carco

Formerly of Malden and East Boston

Dorothy E. (d’Este) Carco, formerly of Malden and East Boston, died on December22. She was in her 94th year.

She was the wife of the late Louis J. Carco; devoted mother of Emanuel J. Carco and his wife, Catherine “Cookie,” of Malden, Josephine P. Fauci and husband, Leonard, Pauline L. LoVerme and her husband, John, all of Saugus, John R. Carco and his wife, Christine, of West Peabody, Linda A. Larkin and her husband, Ronald E., of Sandwich and is also lovingly survived by 14 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. She was the dear sister of the late Elizabeth Ferullo, Viola DiOrio, Anna Bozza, and Vincent d’Este.

Funeral arrangements were by the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, Revere. Burial was in Puritan Lawn Memorial Cemetery, W. Peabody. Remembrances may be made to: Compassionate Care Hospice, 800 W. Cummings Park, Suite 3400, Woburn, MA 01801

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Tiffany Patricia Wareham

Revere resident

Tiffany Patricia Wareham of Revere died unexpectedly on December 20.

A graduate of Wakefield Tech. High School, she was the beloved mother of Michael, Derik, and Nicholas; loving companion of Nicholas Chamness of Revere and dear daughter of William R. and June (Salie) Wareham of Revere; sister of Kelly Wareham of Florida and the late Chris Wareham; granddaughter of John and June Salie and Wilson and Dorothy Wareham.

Funeral arrangements were by the Cuffe-McGinn Funeral Home, Lynn. Private burial was in Glenwood Cemetery. For additional information, tributes, and guest book, please visit: www.mem.com.

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Maria Johnson

Of New Hampshire, formerly of East Boston

Maria A. (Porcella) Johnson of Salem, NH, formerly of East Boston, died unexpectedly on December 22.

She was the beloved wife of the late Thomas H. Johnson with whom she shared 36 years of marriage; loving mother of Elizabeth M. Boyd and her husband, Richard, of Revere, Mary Ellen Johnson and her companion, Kevin Buckley, and Lee Johnson, all of New Hampshire and Erik Johnson and his wife, Rosanna, of East Boston; dear sister of Tina Gallagher and Rachel Gleaton, both of Tewksbury; cherished grandmother of Richard, Kevin and Ryan Boyd, Erica, Elaina and Thomas Johnson and Sara Johnson and great grandmother of Natalie Boyd and many nieces and nephews,

Funeral arrangements were by Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, Revere. For guest book: www.vazzafuneral.com.

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John Joseph Regan

Former Boston Steel employee

John Joseph Regan of Revere, formerly of Malden, died suddenly on December 21.

A former Boston Steel employee, he was a US Army Combat veteran of the Vietnam War.

He was the beloved husband of Joan (Williamson); dear step father of Caryn Williamson; loving brother of Paul Regan of Malden, Theresa Buckley of Waltham and Francis Regan of Malden and is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, Revere. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Disabled American Veterans, PO Box 14301, Cincinnati OH 45250-0301 or MSPCA, 350 South Huntington Ave, Boston Ma 02130. For guest book please visit www.Buonfiglio.com

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Sebastino ‘Tino’ Toste

Member of Moose and VFW

Sebastino “Tino” Toste of Revere died at the Chelsea Soldiers Home on December 21. He was 89 years old.

He was a US Army veteran of World War II, a cabinet maker and TV repairman and a member of the Revere Loyal Order of Moose and VFW Post 69 Malden.

Born in Belmont, he was the son of the Late John and Michela (Brusa); the beloved husband of the late Mary C (Martucci); devoted father of Salvatore Toste of Revere and John Toste of Everett; dear brother of Steven Toste of Florida and the late Joseph Toste, Ida Engrasso, Alphia DeNuzzio, John Toste and  Salvatore Toste and is also survived by many loving grandchildren, great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons- Bruno Funeral Home, Revere. Burial was in Puritan Lawn Memorial Park.

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Joseph Silverman

Former owner of Retail Liquor Stores

Joseph Silverman of Lake Worth, Florida, formerly of Malden and Revere, died on December 20. He was 75 years old.

He was the former owner of retail liquor stores in Revere, Medford, Swampscott and Malden.

The devoted husband of Claire (Britchky), he was the beloved father of Neal and Patricia Silverman, David and Karen Silverman and Marci and David Baxter; cherished grandfather of Michael, Christopher and Samuel Silverman, Dana, Andrew and Aaron Baxter and brother of Judith Fleishman.

Funeral arrangements were by the Goldman Funeral Chapel, Malden. Burial was in Peabody. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made to the American Cancer Society or American Heart Association . For online condolences go to: www.goldmanfc.com

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Elizabeth ‘Betty’ ‘Liz’ DeFeo

Member of Revere American Legion

Elizabeth C. “Betty” “Liz” (Whalen) DeFeo of Chelsea died on December 21. She was 81 years old.

A member of the American Legion in Revere, Mrs. DeFeo spent her life as a caring and devoted wife, mother and homemaker.

She was the beloved wife for 58 years of Arthur V. DeFeo,  the loving mother of Glenn DeFeo and Kevin DeFeo, both of Chelsea and daughter of the late John and Margaret (Connelly) Whalen.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the William R. Carafa & Son Home for Funerals, Chelsea. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery in Everett.

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