Obituaries 01-05-2011

January 5, 2011
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Josephine Mottolo

Lifelong Revere resident

Josephine R. (Puopolo) Mottolo, a lifelong Revere resident, died on January 3.

She was the beloved wife of the late Albert “Herbie” Mottolo; devoted mother of Dotti Nardone and her husband, Tom; loving grandmother of Tom Nardone and his wife, Alison, and their children Matthew, William, Rebecca and Samuel. She is also survived many nieces and nephews.

Visiting hours are Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m. Her Funeral will be held from the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons – Bruno Funeral Home 128 Revere St. Revere on Friday, January 7 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 Holy Cross Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the charity of your choice. For guestbook visit www.buonfiglio.com.

Gertrude Grady

Teacher and Administrator at McKinley School for 40 Years

Gertrude A. Grady, formerly of Malden and Revere, died peacefully on January 1 at the Jewish Rehabilitation Center in Swampscott. She was 98 years old.

Ms. Grady was one of a kind–a woman of enormous intelligence, kindness of spirit, grace and style. She led a remarkable life dedicated to her family, friends and students. She graduated from Immaculate Conception High School and Regis College and also received a Master’s Degree in Education from Harvard University. She enjoyed a 40 year teaching career at the McKinley School in Revere and was an outstanding educator and administrator.

She was beloved by her devoted friend Mary Roche; her adopted granddaughters, Attorney Marie Roche and Doctor Barbara Roche; great granddaughter Julia Roche; beloved cousin Robert Grady; and many friends and relatives. She was the daughter of the late George and Mary Grady and sister of the late Helen Grady.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend her funeral from the Breslin Funeral Home, 610 Pleasant St., Malden today, Wednesday, January 5 at 8 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass to be celebrated at Immaculate Conception Church in Malden at 9 a.m. Services will conclude with burial at Holy Cross Cemetery in Malden. Visitation will be held at the funeral home prior to the Mass today only. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to Hospice of the North Shore, 75 Sylvan Street, Suite B-102, Danvers, MA 01923 or to Boston Catholic TV, PO Box 9196, 34 Chestnut Street, Watertown MA 02471. For directions or to leave an online condolence, visit www.breslinfuneralhome.com.

Louis Insalaco

Decorated Veteran

Louis S. Insalaco of Revere died on January 2.

During World War II, Mr. Insalaco served aboard the USS Windsor APA-55. He participated in six initial invasions, three support invasions in Tokyo, Hakodate and Hokkaido. He received the American Ribbon, Asiatic Pacific Ribbon with Six Stars, Commendation Ribbon, Victory Medal, Philippines Liberation Campaign with Two Stars and the Naval Reserve Medal.

He was the beloved husband of Santa (Bonanno) Insalaco; devoted father of Sandra Sherriff and her husband, Bob, of Swampscott, Louis Jr. and his wife, Judith, of Wilmington, Diane Pizzotti and her husband, Mark, of Saugus; dear brother of Kathleen Ciano of Florida, and the late Caroline Jones, Phyllis Imprescia, Cosmo and Salvatore Jr. Insalaco. He is also survived by his grandchildren; Nicole Caylor, Ryan Sherriff, Jill and Mark Pizzotti, Tara and Louis Insalaco and his great-grandchild Amelia Caylor.

His Funeral will be held from the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons – Bruno Funeral Home, 128 Revere St., Revere on Thursday, January 6 at 8 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Mary’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. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his name to Breast Cancer Clinical Research @ MGH Development Office 165 Cambridge Street, Suite 600 Boston, MA 02114.

Louise Marotto

Revere resident

Louise (Metro) Marotto of Revere died unexpectedly on December 31.

She was the beloved wife of the late Carlo Marotto; lovng mother of Carla Marotto of Revere and the late Charles Marotto; dear sister of Victria Lanillo and the late Alice Milona; cherished grandmother of T.J. Jones and Gabbi Jones; fond aunt of many nieces and nephews.

Private funeral arrangements were entrusted to Vazza Funeral Home. For online guest book: www.vazzafunerals.com.

Doral McNulty

Revere resident

Doral McNulty of Revere, formerly of Chelsea, died on January 3.

She was the loving mother of John McNulty and his wife, Deborah, of Attleboro; dear sister of Ann Carroll of Revere, Alice Gaylord of Everett, Carol Murphy of Saugus, Patricia Luke of Florida and the late Mary Burns, Edward and Thomas McNulty; cherished grandmother of Jenna, Julie and Laura McNulty.

Family and friends may visit today, Wednesday, from 4 to 8 p.m. at Vazza’s “Beachwood” Funeral Home, 262 Beach Street, Revere. Burial will be private. For directions and guest book: www.vazzafunerals.com.

Leonard Schuster

Revere resident

Leonard A. Schuster of Revere died on January 3.

A World War II veteran, he was the beloved husband of Mary (Capano) Schuster; devoted father of Robert and his wife, Joanne, of Stoneham; loving grandfather of Robert Schuster and his wife, Marcie, and Jason Schuster; great grandfather of Kira and Alannah Schuster. He was the brother of five late siblings.

His Funeral will be held from the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, 128 Revere St., Revere on Thursday, January 6 at 9 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Anthony’s Church at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends are kindly invited. Visiting hours are today, Wednesday, from 4 to 8 p.m. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery. For more information and guestbook visit www.buonfiglio.com

Richard DeLeary

Former Union Carpenter

Richard E. DeLeary, a former carpenter and Vietnam veteran, passed away at the Whidden Memorial Hospital in Everett on December 29 following a long illness. He was 72 years old.

Born in Boston, he was the son of the late Andrew and Leonarda (DelVisco) DeLeary. A longtime Revere resident, he was raised in Revere and attended Revere schools. He has been residing at the Chelsea Soldiers Home for almost a year.

He enlisted in the US Army and served his country in Vietnam. He was honorably discharged in 1959 and worked as a union carpenter for 32 years.

He was the beloved husband of Antoniette (Fiore) DeLeary of Revere; devoted father of Richard Earl DeLeary Jr. and his wife, Ann Marie, of Revere, Michael DeLeary and his wife, Cheryl, of New Hampshire, Carrie Aresco and her husband, William, of New Hampshire and JoAnn DeVito and her husband, Domenic, of New Hampshire; loving son of the late Andrew and Leonarda (DelVisco) DeLeary; dear brother of Particia DeLeary and William DeLeary, both of Florida and the late Andrew DeLeary. He is also survived by eight grandchildren and one great grandchild.

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at St. Michael the Archangel Chapel on Monday, January 3. Burial was  at the Massachusetts National Cemetery in Bourne. Should friends desire, contributions in his memory may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 330 Congress St. 5th Floor, Boston, MA 02210 or by visiting www.Diabetes.org. To send expressions of sympathy, please visit www.AnthonyMemorial.com. Funeral Arrangements were entrusted to the care and direction of the Anthony Memorial Funeral Home.

Fred Nardone

Retired Postal Worker and shoe salesman

Fred Nardone, born, raised, and a long-time resident of Revere, died December 21. He was 91 years old.

A US Army veteran of World War II, he worked as a shoe salesman for Coward Shoe in Boston for many years and was also a retired postal worker in Boston. He was a former musician in the U.S. Army Band and the U.S. Postal Band. Mr. Nardone was also a former member of the Winthrop Elks Lodge.

He was the loving father of Barbara Comeau and her husband, Eugene, of Covington, GA, Thomas W. Nardone and his wife, Dorothy, of Revere, and the late Fred Nardone Jr. of Lynn. He is also lovingly survived by a sister, Louise Bianchi, formerly of Revere, and the loving brother of the late Philomena Lillo of Revere, Angelo Nardone of Revere, and Ann Cooke of Malden; loving grandfather of Chris Comeau and his wife, Amy, of Conyers, GA, Lance Comeau and his wife, Christine, of North Kingston, RI, Thomas M. Nardone and his wife, Alison, of Nashua, NH, Eric Nardone of Lynn, and the late Mark Nardone of Lynn; great grandfather of Joshua Comeau of Georgia, Ryan Comeau of Rhode Island, Matthew, William, Rebecca, and Samuel Nardone of New Hampshire. He is also lovingly survived by several nieces and nephews.

A memorial mass will be announced at a later date.

Carmine Macri

Of Saugus, formerly of the North End

Carmine A. Macri of Saugus, formerly of the North End, died on December 30. He was 78 years old.

A US Marine Corps veteran of the Korean War, he was the husband of the late Louise (Ciampa) Macri; beloved father Marie Kulcsar of Florida, Carmine A. Macri Jr. and his wife, Ann Marie, of New Hampshire and Joanne Cataldo of Revere; brother of Anna Daly of Revere, Lucy Papa of the North End and the late Frank Macri; grandfather of eight and great grandfather of four.

Funeral arrangements were by the Bisbee-Porcella Funeral Home, Saugus. Burial was in Riverside Cemetery, Saugus.

Joseph Consolo

Member of National Association of Italian Mariners

Joseph Consolo, a long time resident of Everett, died at home on December 31. He was 87 years old.

Born in Messina, Sicily Italy, he was a retired laborer in the construction trade. He served in the Italian Navy during World War II and was held as a P.O.W. by the Germans. He was a member of the National Association of Italian Mariners, Boston.

The beloved husband of Therese (Elizondo), he was the dear and devoted father of Marie McGriff and her husband, Charles, of Revere, Bruno and his wife, Nancy, of Everett, Joseph and his wife, Donna, of Lowell, Francesca Consolo of Everett and Anthony and his wife, Jane, of Florida; brother of the late Grace Mazzeo; loving grandfather of Angela and Amanda McGriff, Joseph, Anthony and Donna Consolo.

Funeral arrangements were by the Cafasso & Sons Funeral Home, Everett. Entombment was in Woodlawn Cemetery Mausoleum, Everett. Contributions in his memory to the Animal Umbrella, 320 B Charger St., Revere, MA 02151, would be sincerely appreciated.

George Wall

Member of Beachmont VFW and Revere Moose

George H. Wall of Revere died on New Years Day, January 1.

A US Army veteran of the Vietnam War, he was a member of the  Beachmont V.F.W. Post and Revere Moose.

He was the beloved husband of Helen (Meyer) Wall with whom he shared 27 years of marriage; loving father of David Wall, Kimberlee Wall and Carolyn Cierri and her fiancé, John Haynes, all of Revere, Mark Wall of Swampscott, Amanda Conway and her husband, Jack, of East Boston and the late Michael Wall; dear brother of Barbara Covino of W. Virginia, William Wall and his wife, Fran, of Winthrop and the late Virginia Costello and Richard Wall; brother in law of Sue Wall, Carol Evans and her husband, Jay, Fred Myer and his wife, Laurie, Jeannette Myer and William Stocker; cherished grandfather of 10 grandchildren and many nieces and nephews and Bailey and Tyler, his loving, faithful four-legged couch buddies along with his long time coffee buddies with whom he shared many good laughs and conversations.

His Funeral will be held from Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, 262 Beach Street, Revere, today, Wednesday, at 10 a.m. followed by services in our Chapel of the Resurrection at 11 a.m. Burial will be private. For directions and guest book: www.vazzafunerals.com.

Louis Manganiello

Of Revere, formerly of East Boston

Louis A. Manganiello of Revere, formerly of East Boston, died on  January 1, New Years Day.

A US Army and National Guard veteran, he was the beloved husband of Doris (Vierira) Manganiello with whom he shared 58 years of marriage; dear brother of Michael Manganiello of California, Frank Manganiello of Weymouth, Connie Autilio of East Boston and the late Anna Correale and fond uncle of many nieces and nephews.

His Funeral will be held from Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, 262 Beach Street, Revere, today, Wednesday, at 8 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Anthony’s Church, Revere at 9 a.m.  Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery. For directions and guestbook, www.vazzafunerals.com.

Rhonda Falzone

Fought Multiple Sclerosis for 19 years

Rhonda M. (Cianciulli) Falzone of East Boston died on December 30 following a long battle with Multiple Sclerosis and surrounded by the love of her family at the Massachusetts General Hospital following a 19 year battle with Multiple Sclerosis. She was 52 years old.

Her family and their love surrounded her throughout her illness.

She was born in Winthrop and lived in East Boston all her life. She was a 1976 graduate of East Boston High School and worked briefly in global aviation at Loan Airport in Customer Relations.

She was the cherished mother f John M. Falzone and his wife, Kerry, of Manchester, NH and David R. Falzone of East Boston; devoted daughter of Salvatore and Mildred E. (Casaletto Cianciulli of East Boston; the sister of Gail M. Poirer and her husband, Scott, of East Boston and Boston Fire Lt. Jerry M. Cianciulli and his wife, Laurie, of Peabody and the adoring grandmother of Lucas J. and Alexa M. Falzone of Manchester, NH. She is also survived by several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Visiting hours are today, Wednesday, January 5 from 4 to 8 p..m.  in the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Rte. 107) Revere. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Thursday, January 6 at 10 a.m. in Sacred Heart Church, East Boston. Burial will be private. Remembrances may be made to: NTAF-Northeast Lung Transplant in honor of Brian Sullivan, 150 North Radnor Chester Road, Suite F-120, Radnor, PA 19087.

Harry Cole

Member of Several Organizations

Harry A.”Sonny” Cole  of Chelsea, formerly of Revere and Winthrop, died on January 1. He was 87 years old.

A veteran of World War II and a member of several organizations, he was the devoted husband of 61 years of the late Cissy (Simons) Cole; beloved father of Joseph and Inez Cole and Robert and Ellen Cole; cherished grandfather of Jason and Heather Cole, Pamela, Alexander and Carolyn Cole; adored great grandfather of Elyssa and Halen Cole; dear brother of the late Anita Linker.

Arrangements were by The Goldman Funeral Chapel, Malden. Burial was in Everett. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be donated to the Jewish National Fund, Magen Dovid Adom, the Jimmy Fund or a charity of one’s choice. Special thanks to all the aides, doctors and nurses of Beth Israel Hospital and Kaplan House Hospice of Danvers for their kind compassionate care. For online condolences go to: www.goldmanfc.com.

Barbara Ann LaPia

Of Saugus, formerly of East Boston

Barbara Ann (Ferguson) LaPia of Saugus, formerly of East Boston, died on December 31.

She was the beloved wife of George LaPia, Sr.; loving mother of George LaPia, Jr. of Saugus, Eileen Parker of Malden, Jon LaPia and Nancy Menna, both of Charlestown; sister of Eileen Keville of Southborough, Joanne Price of Melrose, Kevin Ferguson of New York, Ronald Ferguson of Saugus, Elaine Colon of Revere, Robert Ferguson of Louisiana, Allan Ferguson of Florida, Claire Hunter of Saugus, William Ferguson of New Hampshire and the late Gerald Ferguson, Jr. She is also survived by 14 grandchildren and five great grandchildren.

Funeral Services will be held at the Bisbee-Porcella Funeral Home, 549 Lincoln Ave., Saugus today, Wednesday, at 11 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited.  Burial will be in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memmory may be made to Northeast Animal Shelter, 347 Highland Ave., Salem, MA 01970. For directions: www.BisbeePorcella.com.

Rose Indorato

Brockton resident, formerly of Revere

Rose (Cerundolo) Indorato of Brockton, formerly of Revere, died December 30 at Tufts New England Medical Center after a period of failing health. She was 73 years old.

She was the beloved wife of Joseph D. Indorato, retired Transit Police Detective, and loving mother of Salvatore Indorato, and the late Robin Indorato. Born, raised and educated in East Boston, she was the daughter of the late Salvatore and Maria (DelGrosso) Cerundolo. She had also been a resident of Revere for 10 years prior to moving to Brockton in 1968.

A homemaker who enjoyed social functions and dancing at the Club National and VFW, she is also survived by two brothers, Michael and his wife, Mary, of Needham, and Anthony and his wife, Joyce. of Canton; two sisters, Anna and Mary of East Boston; her nieces and nephews, Debra of Newton, Lisa and her husband, Frank, of Boston, Rhonda and her husband, Andy, of Wellesley, Diane of New Hampshire, MaryAnn and her husband, Rich, of Arizona, Sandra of Canton, Dona of Melrose, Michael of Needham, Michael and his wife, Julie, of Dedham, Marc of Stoughton, Thomas and his wife, Lorry, of Danvers, John and his wife, Helen, of Malden, and Mario and Mark of Melrose; a sister-in-law Lena and her husband, Robert, of S. Yarmouth, and an aunt, Celia, of Boston.

Her Funeral will be held from the Conley Funeral Home, 138 Belmont St., (Rte. 123), Brockton today, Wednesday, at 8 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in Christ the King Parish, 42 Wendell Ave, Brockton, at 9 a.m. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery. Memorial donations in her name may be made to the American Diabetes Association , 330 Congress Street, 5th Floor, Boston, MA 02210. For condolences and directions, visit: www.conleyfuneralhome.com.

Joseph DiBlasi

Former Blackstone and Hanover Streets Fruit Vendor

Joseph F. DiBlasi of Revere died peacefully on December 31. He was 90 years old.

A US Army veteran of World War II, he was a former Fruit Vendor on Blackstone and Hanover Streets.

He was the husband of the late Yolanda (Gisetto) DiBlasi; devoted father of Linda Spinazzola and her husband, Anthony, of Melrose and Elizabeth Havens of Revere; cherished grandfather of Joseph and his wife, Deanne, Kimberly and her husband, Andrew, Jason and his wife, Liliya, Michele, Jeffrey and his wife, Ambika, and Janelle; loving great grandfather of Riley, Connor, Allie and Landi; brother of Salvatore DiBlasi, Anna Merlina, Josephine LeClair, all of Revere, and the late Maurice DiBlasi.

Funeral arrangements were by the Bisbee-Porcella Funeral Home, Saugus. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. www.BisbeePorcella.com.

Richard Cardillo

Former Proprietor of “Expert Limousine Service”

Richard A. “Richie”Cardillo  of Revere died unexpectedly on December 29. He was 62 years old.

The former Proprietor of “Expert Limousine Service” of Revere for over 35 years, he served the Funeral Industry throughout the North Shore and in Boston and surrounding communities.

He was the son of the late Joseph J. and Grace M. (Caprio) Cardillo; cherished brother of Corinne M. Lagorio and her late husband, William G. Lagorio, and brother of the late Joseph J. Cardillo Jr., all of Revere; devoted uncle of Peter A. Lagorio and wife, Susan, of Lynnfield, William G. Lagorio, Jr. and his wife, Patricia A., of Point of Pines, Revere, Richard J. Lagorio of Barrington, NH, and Judith A. Golditch and her husband, Gary, of Swampscott; dear grand uncle to Maria C., Gregory W. and Peter A. Lagorio Jr., all of Lynnfield, and Tanya Golditch of Salem.

Arrangements were by the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals of Revere. Burial was in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to My Brothers Table, 98 Willow St., Lynn, MA, 01901.

Anthony Pino

Eucharistic Minister

Anthony “Nino/Tony” Pino of Revere died on December 30.

He was a Eucharistic Minister and a member St. Anthony Holy Name Society.

He was the beloved husband of Josephine (Arcidiacono); father of Maria of Revere and the late Martin and his surviving wife, Coleen (Sullivan) Pino, of East Boston; brother of the late Frank Pino and Catherine Costanzo; grandfather of Anthony and his wife, Lauren, and Martin and his girlfriend, Molly O’Hara; great-grandfather of Laila Rose.

Funeral arrangements were by the Magrath Funeral Home, East Boston. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory to Alzheimer’s Association., 31 Arsenal St, Watertown 02472 would be appreciated.

Elena Catanese

West Peabody resident

Elena R. (Bosco) Catanese of West Peabody, formerly of East Boston, died on December 29.

A graduate of East Boston High School, Class of 1954, she was the beloved wife of Joseph “Bob” Catanese with whom she shared 53 years of marriage; loving mother of Darlene Guarino and her husband, Augie, of West Peabody and Leah Jameson and her husband, Kelly, of Saugus; dear sister of Mary Maglio and John Bosco, both of East Boston, Anthony Bosco of Revere and the late Angelo Bosco; cherished grandmother of Daniella and Michael Guarino and Kevin and Melissa Jameson.

Funeral arrangements were by Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, Revere. Entombment was in Woodlawn Cemetery.

Keith McOsker

Of Revere, formerly of Belmont

Keith S. McOsker of Revere, formerly of Belmont, died on December 28.

A US Army veteran 82nd Airborne Division and a member of the US National Guard, he was the beloved son of Patricia E. (Neville) and Paul W. Carey of Belmont and the late Allen K. McOsker; brother of Michael A. McOsker of Las Vegas, NV, Paul Carey of Upton, MA and David Carey of Belmont and is also survived by three nephews and two nieces.

Funeral arrangements were by The DeVito-O’Donnell Funeral Home, Arlington. www.devitofuneralhomes.com.

Elizabeth McKenzie

Beachmont resident

Elizabeth (Lennon) McKenzie of (Beachmont) Revere died on December 29.

Born in Johnston, Scotland, she was the daughter of the late Daniel and Catherine (Cannon) Lennon.  She arrived in the United States in 1953 and settled in Beachmont.  Mrs. McKenzie was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and a devoted homemaker.

She was the wife of the late Peter McKenzie; loving mother of Peter McKenzie and his wife, Judy, of Danvers and James McKenzie and his wife, Bron, of Gloucester; beloved grandmother of Jessica Sacchetti and her husband, Robert, John McKenzie and Amanda McKenzie; great grandmother of Robert. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Porcella Funeral Home, (Beachmont) Revere. Burial was in Puritan Lawn Memorial Park, W. Peabody. For obit: www.BisbeePorcella.com.

John ‘Jack’ Cerretani

Malden resident

John A. “Jack” Cerretani, of Malden, formerly of Melrose, died suddenly on December 27 at home.  He was only 58 years old.

Born in Stoneham on January 9, 1952, a son of John A. Sr. and Marianna (Galvin) Cerretani, he was raised in Melrose and was a 1970 graduate of Melrose High School.  He worked in the Human Resources Department at the family owned Cerretani’s Supermarket in Revere for 15 years.  Later, he worked as a supervisor with Continental Airlines for 20 years.  He enjoyed spoiling his nieces and nephews, always helped people who needed it the most and supported his family of friends at Club 24 in Malden.

He was the cherished son of John A. Sr. and Marianna T. (Galvin) Cerretani of Stoneham, loving father of Gianpaolo Cerretani of Revere, former husband of Virginia (McCauley) Cerretani, also of Revere, caring brother of Paul V. Cerretani of Salem, Gerry Cerretani and his wife, Lisa, of Peabody, Thomas A. Cerretani and his wife, Donna, of Melrose, Peter Cerretani and his wife, Lynn, of Salem, NH, Kevin J. Cerretani and his wife, Molly, of Haymarket, Virginia, Mark J. Cerretani and his wife, Kathleen, of Winter Springs, FL, Trish Bourne and her husband, Jim, of Tewksbury and Jeffrey J. Cerretani of Melrose.  He is also survived by 20 nieces and nephews and four great nieces and great nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by The Gately Funeral Home of Melrose. Burial was in Wyoming Cemetery, Melrose. Memorial contributions may be made to N.E. Food Foundation, P.O. Box 960788, Boston, MA 02196.  To sign his guest book, please visit www.gatelyfh.com.

James Mambuca

Of Revere, formerly of East Boston

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

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.

Funeral arrangements were by the Ruggiero-Mazzarella Memorial Home, (Orient Heights) East Boston. For more information, please visit www.ruggieromh.com.

Paul Masciulli

Revere resident

Paul Masciulli of Revere, formerly of East Boston, died on December 28 after a long and courageous battle with cancer. He was 49 years old.

He was the husband of Lisa( Cipriano) Masciulli; devoted father of Paul and Phillip Masciulli of East Boston; loving son of Prudence”Prudy”(Firicano) and the late James Masciulli of Revere; cherished grandson of Edith (Carbone) and the late Ralph Masciulli Sr. and the late Paul and Anna (Vitale) Firicano; dear brother of James R Masciulli of Revere and Lorraine Burri  and her husband, Steven, of East Boston. He is also survived by his many fond aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

For information, please visit www.ruggieromh.com. Funeral arrangements were under the personal care of Ruggiero Mazzarella Memorial Home, East Boston.

Nicholas Ferraro

Employee of Federal Reserve Bank and Wonderland Race Track Retiree

Nicholas A. Ferraro of Saugus, formerly of Revere, died unexpectedly on December 26. He was 57 years old.

He was an employee of the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, a Wonderland Race Track retiree and a member of the Malden Anglers of Saugus.

He was the beloved husband of Elise L. (Fraser); cherished father of Kristen H. and Michelle E. Ferraro, both of Saugus; devoted brother of Mary J. “Dolly” Martino and her husband, Peter C., of Revere; dear uncle of former Revere School Committeeman Peter A. Martino and Maryellen Brown and her husband, John, of Dracut. He is also lovingly survived by his faithful canine companion “Bruschi.”

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 MSPCA-Angell, 350 South Huntington Ave, Boston, MA 02130-9923.

Josephine Artone

Wakefield resident

Josephine C. “Jay” (Artone) Artone of Wakefield died on December 25.

She was the daughter of the late Michael and Ester (Carusso) Artone; niece of Madeline Bottari of Somerville and is also survived by many loving cousins and all the care givers who cared for her at the Light House Nursing Center of Revere.

Funeral arrangements were by the Cota-Struzziero Funeral Home, Somerville. Memorial donations may be made in her name to the Light House Nursing Center, 204 Proctor Ave. Revere, MA. 02151. www.cotafuneralhomes.com.

Florence Hudson

Of Revere, formerly of Chelsea

Florence (Ferullo) Hudson of Revere, formerly of Chelsea, died on December 28 following a long illness. She was 93 years old.

The wife of the late Warren E. Hudson, she was the cherished mother of Thomas K. Hudson and his wife, Annette E. and the late Warren W. Hudson and dear mother in-law of Rosemarie T. Hudson, all of Revere; devoted grandmother of Chrisssy A. Hudson of Revere, Lori J. Scioli and her husband, Joseph, of Wilmington, Thomas K. Hudson Jr. and his wife, Carolyn, of Rochester NH, Keith W. Hudson and his wife, Michelle, and Carrie Hudson, all of Revere and Andrew J. Hudson and his wife, Erin, of Danvers and is also lovingly survived by her sister Gloria Montecalvo of Malden, seven great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. She was the sister of the late Mildred DiGiacomo, Joseph, Carlo, Samuel, Michael, George, Orlando, Raymond and Rodger Ferullo and best friend and companion to the late John F. Lally.

Funeral arrangements were the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, Revere. Burial was in Holy Cross Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Restoration Fund at St Anthony’s Parish, 250 Revere St, Revere, MA. 02151.

Virginia Hellmuth Dobson

Westborough resident

Virginia “Ginnie” (Eburne) Hellmuth Dobson of Westborough died on December 27. She was 86 years old.

She was the wife of the late Robert Hellmuth and Robert Dobson; mother of Rich Hellmuth and his wife, Ginger, of Florida and Nancy Strzelecki and her husband, Stan, of Ohio; grandmother of Bobby Hellmuth; step mother of Currie Dobson of California and Carole Ann Bregman of Worcester; cousin of Dot MacLeod of Westborough. She is also survived by several step grandchildren.

A Memorial Service was held in the Evangelical Congregational Church, Westborough. Donations in her memory may be made to the Evangelical Congregational Church Memorial Fund, 8 Church St., Westborough, MA 01581. Arrangements were by Rand-Harper-Pickering Westborough Funeral Home.

Ida Ratigan

Of Walpole, formerly of Revere

Ida A. (D’More) Ratigan of Walpole, formerly of Revere, died suddenly on December 27. She was 89 years old.

She was the wife of the late Herbert F; loving mother of Ida “Penny” and her husband, Bill Johnson, of Virginia, Mary and her husband, Kenneth Bowen, of Colorado and Janet and her husband, Richard Wells, of Mendon; sister of Joseph of Needham and the late Frank and Anthony Demore, Andrew D’Amore, Carmella Ranno, Josephine Frassica, Anna Cheney and Marie DeStafano. She is also survived by eight grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Alexander F. Thomas & Sons Funeral Home, Walpole. Burial was in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. Please, at the family’s request, in lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to the St Jude Childrens Reseach Hospital, 501 St Jude Place, Memphis TN, 38105-1942. For guestbook thomasfuneralhomes.com.

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