Liebmann Isaak of East Boston passed away on January 15. He was 86 years old.
Born in Germany and a survivor of the Holocaust, after leaving Germany, he lived in Argentina for many years and has resided in East Boston for more than 20 years. He was a typesetter for the Boston Herald and was a member of Congregation Agudas Achim-Ezrath Israel in Malden. He enjoyed theater, music, dancing and walks along the beach.
He was the devoted father of Liliana Isaak-Snyder and her husband, Thomas, and Virginia Isaak; the dear brother of Luis Isaak, Herbert Isaak and Jose Isaak; the loving grandfather of Nicholas Isaak Snyder and loved friend to many people. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews.
Graveside services will be held at the Maple Hill Cemetery, 98 Canterbury Drive. Peabody on Thursday, January 20 at 2 p.m. Donations in his memory may be made to a charity of your choice. For directions and online guestbook, please visit the funeral home website: www.torffuneralservice.com.
Catherine E. (Hanley) Limoli of Revere died on January 18.
A long time resident of Friendly Gardens, she was the devoted mother of Ellen Christine Limoli of Mashpee, Steven B. Limoli and his wife, Marlene, of Brentwood NH and Jo-Ann Barletta and her husband, Gaetano, of Melrose; beloved grandmother of Alessandra Barletta and Nicholas Steven Limoli; dear sister of Margaret Hacunda of Weymouth and the late Thomas Hanley and Mary Hanley and the former wife of the late Benedict Limoli. She is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.
Her Funeral will be held from the Paul Buonfiglio &Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, 128 Revere St., Revere on Friday. January 21 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 will be Thursday from 5 to 8 p.m. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery. For guest book or flowers please visit www.Buonfiglio.com.
Rose Marie Geary
Rose Marie “Tootsie” (DeFrancesco) Geary of Revere died on January 15.
She was the loving mother of Patricia Geary of Winthrop and Walter R. Geary Jr. and his wife, Jean, of Salem; dear sister of Norma Pergola of Florida, Dennis DeFrancesco of Bedford and the late Sonny DeFrancesco; cherished grandmother of Jarret, Krista and KaylaTunstall Rocco and Tyler Geary and the late Walter R. Geary III and Erica Marie Geary. She is also survived by several nieces, nephews and cousins.
A Memorial Mass will be held Friday, January 21 in St, Anthony’s Church, Revere at 12 noon. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice of the North Shore, 75 Sylvan Street, Danvers, MA 01923. For online guest book www.vazzafunerals.com Arrangements are by Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, Revere.
M. Catherine D’Eon
Former Chelsea Clock employee
M. Catherine (McLaughlin) D’Eon died on January 16 surrounded by the love of her family following a long confinement at Don Orione Nursing Home in East Boston. She was 100 years old.
Born in Salunierville, Nova Scotia, she came to the USA as a young girl with her family to Haverhill and later lived in East Boston, Chelsea and Malden. She moved to Revere 40 years ago. Mrs. D’Eon worked as an assembler at the famed Chelsea Clock for several years.
She was the wife of the late Joseph; cherished mother of Gloria A. Haggerty and her late husband, John, of Revere, M. Elizabeth Dusz and her late husband, Donald, of Daytona Beach, FL, Marie Yvonne Taglieri and her husband, Retired Revere Deputy Fire Chief, George P. Taglieri of Revere, Joel Stephen D’Eon and his wife, Carole, of West Yarmouth, Louise K. D’Eon and Kathryn Duggan D’Eon, both of Revere, June T. D’Eon of Lafayette, CA and the late Raymond McLaughlin and Joseph Harvey D’Eon. She was the sister of the late Augustus and Emile McLaughlin and daughter of the late Charles and Evenie (Theriault) McLaughlin and is also lovingly survived by 17 grandchildren, 31 great grandchildren, seven great great grandchildren and Stephen P. Duggan of Revere.
Family and friends are invited to attend her funeral from the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway, (Rt. 107), Revere on Thursday, January 20 at 9:30 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in the Immaculate Conception Church, Revere at 10:30 a.m. Visiting hours are today, Wednesday only, from 4 to 8 p.m. Burial will be in Holy Cross Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Don Orione Nursing Home, 111 Orient Ave., East Boston, MA 02128, Attn. Residents Activities Fund.
Retired Mass. State Trooper
Bernard E. Boisvert of Revere died on January 10. He was 56 years old.
A retired Massachusetts State Trooper, he is survived by his brother Martin Boisvert and his wife, Anne Marie, of Allenstown, NH; a nephew, Philip Boisvert of Pembroke, NH; and a niece, Amanda Boisvert of Allenstown, NH. He was the son of the late Philip Boisvert and Delima (Landry) Boisvert.
Visitation is Saturday, January 22 from 10 to 11 a.m. in the McHugh Funeral Home, 283 Hanover St. (Corner of Beech Street) Manchester, NH. A Memorial service will follow in the funeral home at 11 a.m. Condolences may be offered at www.mchughfuneralhome.com.
Retired Delivery Truck Driver
Calvin Wentworth of Revere, formerly of Chelsea and Everett, died January 17 at the Chelsea Healthcare Facility after a long illness. He was 81 years old.
He was a member of the English Revere Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses and others before that since the age of 10 when he and his mother, Ebba, of East Boston and Sweden came in contact with Jehovah’s Witnesses in a South Shore Community. His last employment was as a delivery truck driver for Caldarone and Sons of Chelsea.
He lived in Revere for 27 years and formerly in Chelsea and Everett. He is survived by his wife, Sally, to whom he was married for 44 years; a sister, Betteann, and her husband, Ben Maltese, of Anaheim, California; three children, Richard Wentworth and his wife, Cindy, of Georgetown, Sharen Wentworth of Hyde Park, and Wendy Brown and her husband, Charles, of Haverhill and his grandchildren, Richard Wentworth and Luke Aleo and his wife, Heather.
A memorial service will be held for Mr. Wentworth at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, 40 Hysil Ave., Revere at 3 p.m. Saturday. If one wishes, instead of flowers, donations may be made to English Revere Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses at the above address.
US Postal Retiree
Fred Nardone, who was born, raised, and a long-time resident of Revere, died December 21, 2010 in Port Charlotte, FL. He was 91 years old.
Mr. Nardone was a U.S. 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 and 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 and is also lovingly survived by a sister, Louise Bianchi, formerly of Revere, He was 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 and is also lovingly survived by several nieces and nephews.
A Memorial Mass will be celebrated in St. Anthony’s Church on Friday, January 21 at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends are kindly invited. For guestbook please visit www.buonfiglio.com.
Event Planner and Proprietor of “Professional Hostess”
Phyllis (Marotta) Sasso of Revere died at Salem Hospital on January 9 following a long illness. She was 64 years old.
Mrs. Sasso spent her entire life in Revere and was a 1964 graduate of Revere High School. Early in her working career, she worked for the Stone Insurance Co. of Brookline and later worked for the Combined Insurance Co. of Brookline. She has been the Proprietor and Event Planner for “Professional Hostess” of Revere and the North Shore for more than 10 years. She hosted many area social events as well as private birthday, anniversary and engagement parties. Her special expertise was home weddings, receptions and garden parties.
She was the wife of the late Robert C. Sasso; cherished daughter of Philomena (Spinazzola) Marotta of Revere and the late Albert Marotta. She was the dear sister of Eileen Marotta-Johnson and her husband, Arthur, of Westerly, RI and Maria Marota and her fiancé, Matthew Dillon, of Derry, NH; the aunt of Kelly A. Nichols-Moher and her husband, Ryan Moher, of Manchester, NH and Godmother of Dennis Sasso of Revere and Tracy Correia of Taunton.
Family and friends are invited to visit with the family on Friday, January 21 beginning at 9:30 a.m. in the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Route 107) Revere. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. in St. Anthony of Padua Church, Revere, followed by burial in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the American Heart Association, 20 Speen St., Framingham, MA 1701-8688.
Anne M. “Cookie” Farrell, a lifelong resident of Revere, died unexpectedly on January 13. She was 60 years old.
Born in Boston, she spent most of her life in Revere. Although her life and activities were simple and limited, her presence and her joy in living was magnanimous as is the life of a ‘true angel of God.’
She was the beloved daughter of the late Bernard J. and Anna M. (Kenny) Farrell; cherished sister of Linda M. Scannelli and her husband, Joseph R., of Revere, Bernard W. Farrell and his wife, Joanne, of Millis, Matthew E. Farrell and his wife, Kathleen, of Middleton; dear aunt of Marc, Shawn, Brendon, Craig, Bridgett and Lauren.
Funeral arrangements were by the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, Revere. Burial was in St. Joseph’s Cemetery, West Roxbury. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to Make-A-Wish Foundation, 1 Bulfinch Pl., Boston, MA 02114-2931.
Of Stoneham, formerly of Charlestown
Ruth A. (Nolan) Lane of Stoneham, formerly of Charlestown, died on January 10. She was 80 years old.
She was the beloved wife of the late James E. Lane; devoted mother of Donna Lane of Melrose, James Lane Jr. of Charlestown, John Lane and his wife, Martha, of California, Ann Marie Chavis of Revere, Paul J. Lane and his wife, Christine, of Charlestown; cherished grandmother of Karen Ferreira and her husband, John, of Melrose, James Stavropolous of California, David Lane of North Carolina, Benjamin Lane of California, Alexandra Lane of Charlestown, Emily Lane of California, MacKenzie Lane of Charlestown and loving great grandmother of John and the late Katlyn. She was the dear sister of Stephen Nolan of Avon, Gerald Nolan of Holbrook and the late Mary Harris, Richard Nolan, June Forziati, David Nolan, Dorothy Nelson and Donna Barry and the daughter of the late Richard D. Nolan and Helen (Briggs) Nolan. She is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.
A Funeral Service celebrating her life was held in the Chapel of the Barile Family Funeral Home, Stoneham. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. To send a memorial condolence www.barilefuneral.com.
Eric Mazzio Sr.
Worked for Amtrak and Boston Flower Exchange
Eric A. Mazzio Sr. of Revere, a resident of Chelsea for most of his life, passed away at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston on January 15 surrounded by his loving and devoted family after a long and courageous battle with diabetes. He was 50 years old.
A 20 year Red Cap with Amtrak and member of Local TCU1089, he also worked for the Boston Flower Exchange on Albany Street in Boston for over 25 years. His life was devoted his work, his family and his friends and his passing will leave a void that will be hard to fill.
He was the devoted father of Eric A. Mazzio, Jr., Patricia Mazzio and Harold Mazzio, all of Woburn; beloved brother of Joanne Nichols and her husband, Anthony, of N. Woodstock, NH, Debra Buscanera and her husband, James, of Revere, Michael Mazzio and his wife, Mona, of Danvers, Gail Mazzio and her companion, Steven Pinksten, of Revere, Stacey Menjin and her husband, James, of South Boston and is also lovingly survived by his grandson Eric A. Mazzio, III as well as many nieces, nephews, cousins, friends and colleagues.
Family and friends are kindly invited to attend a Funeral from the Smith Funeral Home, 125 Washington Avenue, Chelsea on Thursday, January 20 at 8 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass celebrated in St. Rose Church, 600 Broadway, Chelsea at 9 o’clock. Visiting Hours in the Smith Funeral Home today, Wednesday, are from 4 to 8 p.m. Services will conclude with burial at Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. Expressions of sympathy in his name may be made to JDRF, Team Madison, 60 Walnut Street, Wellesley Hills, MA 02481. To send a message of condolence to his family, please visit www.smithfuneralhomes.com.
Longtime East Boston resident
Phyllis A. (Cataldo) Johnson of East Boston and Chelsea died unexpectedly on January 10 at Eastpointe Nursing Care Center of Chelsea after a long confinement. She was 88 years old.
Mrs. Johnson was born and raised in Fitchburg, MA and came to live in East Boston and Chelsea as a young woman.
She was the wife of the late Kenneth E. Johnson; beloved mother of Patricia Harnish-D’Amore and her husband, Anthony, of Myrtle Beach, S.C., Kenneth J. Cataldo and his fiancé, Pamela White, of Rochester, N.H. and the late Dale M. Santiano. She is also lovingly survived by five grandchildren, eight great grandchildren, her sister-in-law, Betty Cataldo of Middleton and several nieces and nephews. She was the sister of the late Louis, Philip and Joseph Cataldo and Mary DiCarlo.
Funeral arrangements were by the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, Revere. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, 20 Walnut St., Wellesley Hills, MA 02481
Phyllis C. (Marotta) Carapellucci died at her home in Orlando, Florida on January 9 following a valiant battle with lung cancer. She was 74 years old.
Formerly of Somerville, Medford and Manchester, NH, Mrs. Carapellucci, who worked as the Office Manager for Steel Manufacturing of Cambridge, was born in Boston and spent her youth in Somerville and Medford. In 1989, she moved to Manchester, NH and remained there until moving to Orlando, Florida in 2003.
She was the wife of the late Donato P.; devoted mother of Doreen E. Avola and her husband, Samuel, and Donald R. Carapellucci, all of Orlando, Florida, Phyllis J. Nason and her husband, Kenneth, of Smyrna Mills, ME and the late Robert W. Carapellucci; dear sister of Janice Lysak of Newnan, GA, George Marotta of Cape Neddick, ME, Albert Marotta of Wilmington, Richard Marotta of Somerville, Philip Marotta of Tewksbury and the late Mary Strangie and Joan Beard. She is also lovingly survived by 14 grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral arrangements were by the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, Revere. Burial was in Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Manchester, NH. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the American Cancer Society , 30 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701.
East Boston resident
Anna A. (Costanza) Guange of East Boston died on January 15.
She was the beloved wife of the late Ralph A. Guange Sr.; loving mother of Ralph A. Guange Jr, Gina A. Guange, and Ann K. Guange, all of East Boston; cherished daughter of the late Luigi and Genoeffa (Poccaro) Costanza; dear aunt of Connie Petrozziello of Revere and cousin of Mary and Michael Del Prete and family of Revere. She is also survived by numerous friends.
Funeral arrangements were by The Rapino Memorial Home, East Boston. Burial was in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. For online condolences, please visit www.rapinomemeorialhome.com.
Of Revere, Bradford and Florida
Helen Forman of Revere and Bradford, Massachusetts, and Margate, Florida, died in Florida on Friday. She was 83 years old.
A lover of travel, theatre, and animals, she was head cashier and an employee of the year at the Sheraton Boston Hotel where she worked for 25 years. She had many close friends. She also loved helping children in her retirement career as a school crossing guard in Florida.
The beloved wife of Robert, she was the mother of Dennis and Fred; grandmother of Michael, Marissa, and Cory; sister of Mae; aunt of Dale and Rowena, and mother-in-law of Josephine and Jeri. She was the beloved daughter of Rose and David.
Funeral arrangements were by Levine Chapels, Brookline. Burial was at the Agudath Israel Cemetery on Baker Street in West Roxbury. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you make a donation to an animal related charity in honor of her love of animals.
Known for her gregarious personality
Helen Rita (Domenichello) Cesareo of Peabody and Naples, Florida, formerly of Chelsea, died peacefully on January 12 at Wingate at Reading Skilled Nursing Home. She was 85 years old.
Known for her gregarious personality, she was born on April 21, 1925, the daughter of the late Edward C., Sr. and Mary (Volta) Domenichello. She was raised in Chelsea and graduated from Chelsea High School in 1943. She was a proud resident of Chelsea for more than 80 years before moving to Peabody in 2007. Mrs. Cesareo was a long time employee of the City of Chelsea, starting out as a switchboard operator and retiring as the head purchasing agent. She was a parishioner of Our Lady of Grace Parish in Chelsea and an active member of the Zonta Club of Chelsea. She was the captain of the New Bridge Cafe’s own bowling team and introduced the game of bocce to her Naples, Florida community, her winter home. She loved being outside, swimming, skating, skiing and gardening, or reading and cooking for her adored family.
She will be most remembered for the sharp tongue and fun personality that made her Helen. She loved being the star of the show and the center of attention. She especially cherished and adored her grandchildren who were the “breath of her heart”. Her proudest moments were when she had the opportunity to brag about them.
She was the beloved wife of 64 years of Anthony “Joe” Cesareo of Peabody; the cherished mother of Carol J. Siuda and her husband, Leonard, of Melrose, and Arlene M. Ianetti and her husband, Mario, of Lynnfield. She was a devoted grandmother to Lauren J. D’Addario and her husband, Glenn, of Danvers, and grandsons, Andrew M. Iannetti and Matthew A. Iannetti, both of Lynnfield. She was also the soon-to-be great grandmother of baby D’Addario, due in March; the sister of the late Edward C. Domenichello Jr., Michael Domenichello, Victoria Capone, Rose Yannetti and Lucy Brown and is also survived by many nieces, nephews and friends.
Funeral arrangements were by the Frank A. Welsh and Sons Funeral Home, Chelsea. Burial was at Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden, MA. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: American Parkinson Disease Association (APDA), Massachusetts Chapter, 72 E. Concord St., C3, Boston, MA 02118. Please visit www.WelshFuneralHome.com for more information.
Frank Joseph Rosa
Frank Joseph Rosa of Revere died on January 13
A US Navy veteran, he was the beloved son of the late Carl P. and Marie (Signore) Rosa; devoted brother of Carl R. Rosa and his wife, Mencia, of Revere; loving uncle of Juan Carlos Rosa and Cecila Castro of Revere and two grand-nieces.
Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons~Bruno Funeral Home, Revere.
MIT Lincoln Lab retiree, member of Revere Knights of Columbus
Alan J. MacDonald of Saugus, formerly of (Beachmont) Revere died on January 9 at the Mt. Auburn Hospital in Cambridge. He was 81 years old.
Born in Boston, the son of the late Clarence and Helen (O’Connor) MacDonald, he was a U.S. Navy veteran of the Korean War. He retired from MIT Lincoln Laboratory where he worked as an electronic technician. He was a member of the Revere Knights of Columbus.
Mr. MacDonald will be missed by his dear friend and caretaker, Jill Keogh and her family of Saugus.
Funeral arrangements were by the Bisbee-Porcella Funeral Home, Saugus. Burial was at Holy Cross Cemetery in Malden. For condolences: www.BisbeePorcella.com.
Ruth Ann McCarthy
Longtime Stop & Shop employee
Ruth Ann (Collins) McCarthy, a 40 year resident of Revere, formerly of Winthrop, died unexpectedly on January 10 at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital following a long and valiant battle with breast cancer. She was 61 years old.
A 15 year employee of Stop & Shop in Revere until January 1, she was born in Winthrop and grew up there. She was a graduate of East Boston High School, Class of 1967.
She was a devoted wife, mother, daughter, grandmother, aunt, nice and cousin.
She was the beloved wife of 40 years of John T. McCarthy Sr.; devoted mother of Kerri A. Rudy and her husband, Brett. of Wakefield, Karen J. Hanlon and her husband, Brendan, of Providence, RI, John T. McCarthy Jr. and his wife, Carryl, of Newton, NH, Patrick M. McCarthy and Colleen P. Botte and her husband, Stephen, all of Everett; cherished daughter of Ruth C. (Lane) Collins of Winthrop and the late Joseph F. Collins, Sr.; dear sister of Edward L. Collins and his wife, Gail, of West Peabody, Joseph F. Collins Jr. and his wife, Nancy, of Fort Mill, SC, Jane E. Hatch of Greenville, SC and Jean M. West and her husband, David, of West Newbury. She is also lovingly survived by her mother in law, Marie B. McCarthy of Revere, her grandchildren Colin, Rianna, Isabella, Ainsley and the late Declan and by many nieces and nephews.
Funeral arrangements were by the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, Revere. Burial was in Holy Cross Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Susan B. Komen for the Cure , 89 South St., Boston, MA 02111.
Member of Sons of Italy Women’s Lodge
Patricia C. (Marino) Kelley of Winthrop died on January 10.
She was the beloved wife of the late Harold B. Kelley Jr.; loving mother of Harold G. Kelley III and his wife, Sharon, of Florida, Patricia Ricci of Lynn and Marie Ortalani and her husband, Stephen, of Winthrop and the late Anne Slick; sister of the late Joseph Marino and cherished grandmother of eight and great grandmother of five.
Funeral arrangements were by Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, Revere. Burial was in Winthrop Cemetery, Winthrop. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to MSPCA Angel Memorial, 350 S. Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02130. For guest book: www.vazzafunerals.com.