American Legion, Revere ITAM and VFW member
John F. Sanechiaro, a 60-year resident of Revere, died February 16 at the Peabody Glen Health Care Center of Peabody following a long confinement. He was 82 years old.
Born and raised in Somerville, he graduated from Somerville High School in June of 1946 and immediately entered the US Army, serving until October of 1947. Most of his working career was spent in construction and he retired as a foreman for Bond Construction of Boston. He was a member of the American Legion Post 61 of Revere, Revere ITAMS and the Mottolo Post 4524 of Revere.
He was the husband of the late Elizabeth V. (Shrum) who died in December of 2008; devoted father of James E. Sanechiaro, proprietor of the Revere Video & CD Center on Broadway, Revere and Donna A. Sanechiaro and her husband, Jeffrey Massie, of Coconut Creek, Florida; cherished grandfather of Peri E. Sanechiaro of Pelham, NH; dear brother of Rita LaChance of Danvers; loving uncle of Carol Strout of Andover and William LaChance of Marblehead.
Family and friends are invited to visit with the family on Thursday, February 24 beginning at 11 a.m. in the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Rte. 107) Revere followed by the Funeral Service in the Funeral Home at 1 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial remembrances may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association , 311 Arsenal St., Watertown, MA 02472.
North Shore Collaborative employee
Kathleen J. Manning, a lifelong resident of Revere, died on February 19 at the Dana Farber Cancer Institute of Boston following a 12 year battle with Breast Cancer. She was 49 years old.
Born in Boston and a life long Revere resident, she worked for the North Shore Collaborative.
She was the cherished daughter of David P. and Carol M. (McCormack) Manning of Revere, devoted sister of David P. Manning Jr. and his wife, Debra, of Point of Pines Revere and Julie A. Manning of Revere; the loving niece of Arlene McGovern and her husband, James, of Lynnfield, Leo McCormack and his wife, Josephine, of Billerica, Paul D. Manning of Saugus, Joanne Colantone and her husband, Joseph, of Salem, NH and the late Francis, Michael and John McCormack, William D. Manning, Alice O’Neill, Ruth Miraglia and Anna McCormack of Leominster and Linda McCormack of Naples, Florida.
Family and friends are invited to attend her Memorial Funeral Mass on Saturday, February 26 at 10:30 a.m. in the Immaculate Conception Church, Revere. Visiting hours are respectfully omitted. Burial will follow the Mass at Puritan Lawn Memrial Park Cemetery, West Peabody. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Dana Farber Cancer Institute, 10 Brookline Place West, Floor 6, Brookline, MA 02445-9924. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the care of the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals of Revere.
Popular North Shore Entrepreneur
Frank M. Volanti of Salem, formerly of Peabody, died unexpectedly on February 21 following a brief illness. He was 52 years old.
He was a popular North Shore Entrepreneur and will be remembered for his expert salesmanship.
He was the beloved son of the late Mario “Morris” and Eleanor (Caporale) Volanti; devoted brother of RoseAnne DeFilippo and husband, Arthur M. DeFilippo, and cherished uncle of Michael A. and Anthony M. DeFilippo, all of West Peabody.
Family and friends are invited to visit today, Wednesday, February 23, beginning at 9 a.m. in the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Rte. 107) Revere followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Anthony of Padua Church, Revere at 11 a.m. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery. Parking left of the Funeral Home.
Lifelong Revere resident
Phyllis B. ( Sarnevitz) Brott of Revere died on February 20.
Phyllis was a lifelong resident of Revere. She enjoyed reading and playing bingo. Her family and friends describe her as being a kind and social person who loved being around people. She will be sadly missed by all who had the pleasure of knowing her.
She was the devoted mother of Eric S. Brott of Revere and the late Susan Ellen Brott; cherished grandmother of Matthew J. Brott; loving sister of Sheldon Sarnevitz and his wife, Dorothy, of New Hampshire and the late Elliot Scott; dear friend of Marcia Tench-Mora of Boston and Joyce Koker of California.
Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to a Memorial Visitation in the Keohane Funeral Home, 785 Hancock Street, Quincy on Saturday, February 26 from 2 to 6 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to the Joslin Diabetes Center, 1 Joslin Place, Boston, MA 02215. See www.Keohane.com or call 1-800-Keohane for directions and online condolences.
Of Brockton, formerly of Revere
Alveira (Perry) Tavano of Brockton, formerly of Revere, died on February 20.
She was the beloved wife of the late Frank Tavano with whom she shared 49 years of marriage; loving mother of Carol Morrison and her husband, John, of Brockton, Lucille Scannelli and her husband, Robert, Frank Tavano and his wife, Christine, all of Revere, and Peter Tavano and his wife, Bridget of New Hampshire; dear sister of the late Charles Perry, Emily Valentino, Frances and Herman Perry; cherished grandmother of nine and great grandmother of six.
Her Funeral will be held from Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, 262 Beach Street, Revere, Thursday at 10:30 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in the Immaculate Conception Church, Revere, at 11:30 a.m. Family and friends may visit today, Wednesday, from 4 to 8 p.m. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery. For directions and guest book: www.vazzafuneral.com
Retired Chelsea School Custodian
Michael D. Belfiore, late Chelsea School Custodian, who was convalescing for the past few months in his daughter_s Tewksbury home died Friday evening, with his family at his bedside. He was in his 94th year.
Born in Roxbury, he was the son of the late Ralph and Margaret (DiPeza) Belfiore._ He grew up in the Roxbury / Jamaica Plain neighborhoods and attended Boston Public Schools._ He was a resident of Chelsea for all of his adult life and worked as a machinist for Specialty Automatic, a US Defense Contractor making electronic components. The factory closed in the early 1980_s and he went on to work for the Chelsea School Department as a custodian until the time of his retirement in 1992. He was a former member of the Sons of Italy and the Chelsea Senior Center.
He was the beloved husband of the late Venera Vi (Barbera) Belfiore who died six years ago after sharing 66 years of marriage. Together they raised three daughters and enjoyed the love of grandchildren and great grandchildren. He was the devoted father of Natalie Santagate of Chelsea, Marguerite Belfiore and her husband, John Elliott, of Tewksbury and Grace Belfiore and her husband, Neil Head, of Temple, NH; dear brother of John Belfiore of Revere, the late Ralph Belfiore, George Belfiore and Ethel Belfiore; cherished grandfather of Lisa Santagate, Christine Landale, Kimberley Gulley, Theresa Zajackowski, Jason Miller and Gregory Miller; adored great grandfather of Andrea, Megan, Matthew, Rachel, Alicia, Hannah, Ryan, Isabella, Sarah and Aiyah.
A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated in St. Rose Church on Tuesday, February 21. Services concluded with burial in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett._ Should friends desire, contributions in his memory may be made to a charity of their choice. To send an expression of sympathy, please visit www.WelshFuneralHome.com. Funeral Arrangements were entrusted to the care and direction of the Frank A. Welsh and Sons Funeral Home.
John C. Tamboli, a well known and beloved resident of Tewksbury for the past 16 years, formerly of Everett, died February 19, at his home, surrounded by his friends and family, following a courageous year long battle with cancer. He was 47 years old.
He was the beloved husband of Jeanine M. (Withrow) Tamboli with whom he celebrated their 22nd wedding anniversary this past May 20.
He was born in Everett on November 27, 1963, one of six children of Lorenzo and Victoria (Visconti) Tamboli, who reside in Everett. He graduated from Pope John XXIII High School in Everett as a member of the “Class of 1981.”_He worked as a driver for the Airborne Express/DHL Company and was a member of the Teamsters Local 25 in Charlestown.
He and his family were active members in the Tewksbury community as well as St. William’s Parish community. He was a member of the Fr. Coppen’s Council 4336, Knights of Columbus in Tewksbury. Through his health issues, his numerous friends formed a group known as “Team Tamboli”. He will be remembered for his devotion and deep love for his immediate and extended family and circle of friends, some of whom are known as the Traveling Party.
_In addition to his beloved wife and parents, he is survived by a daughter, Christina Marie Tamboli, a son, William L. “Billy” Tamboli, both of Tewksbury; five siblings and their spouses, Vincent and Denise Tamboli of Florida, Rosemary and Lino Petrangelo of Revere, Victoria “Tori” and Brian McCarthy, Andrea and John Lynch, and Lisa Tamboli, all of Everett; his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Richard and Carole (Reardon) Withrow of Tewksbury; his sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Gary and Marie-Elena Withrow of Florida, Richard and Karen Withrow, Robert and Jeannine Withrow, and Jennifer Withrow, all of Winthrop, many loving and beloved nieces, nephews, uncles, and cousins.
His funeral will begin today, Wednesday, Feb. 23, at 10:30 a.m. from the Tewksbury Funeral Home, corner of 1 Dewey and 97 Main Streets, (Route 38) Tewksbury Center followed by a Funeral Mass at 11:30 a.m. in St. William’s Church, 1351 Main St. (Rte 38) Tewksbury. Burial will be in St. Mary Cemetery, No. Tewksbury. In lieu of flowers, memorials to the St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Pl., Memphis, TN, 38105-1942,
Dorothea Marie Joyce
New England Telephone retiree
Dorothea Marie (White) Joyce died recently. She was78 years old.
She was born in Boston on May 14, 1932, where she resided for 59 years._ She was married to the late William F. Joyce Sr. , worked for 20 years at the New England Telephone Company and retired as a Rated Engineer._ She was a life long member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW). After retiring, she resided in Clearwater, Florida for 11 years and returned in 2004 to live in Nashua, NH.
Her many passions included dancing, reading, shopping, astrology, and visiting the seashore as much as possible._ She believed in the power of the human spirit and the principles of Buddhism and was a member of the Self-Realization Fellowship for 53 years.
She was the loving mother of Karen E. Joyce of Nashua, NH; Robyn M. Meany and her husband, Thomas Meany, of Braintree,_ Patricia Joyce-Coiro and her husband, Louis Coiro Sr. of Revere, the late William F. Joyce Jr. and Susan Joyce Wright and her husband, Peter Wright, of Nashua, NH. She was the loving grandmother of Patrick, Mary, and Sydney Coiro of Revere and Dillon, Collin, and Jillian Wright of Nashua, NH.
A funeral service will be held in the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons~Bruno Funeral Home, 128 Revere St., Revere on Friday, February 25 at 7 p.m. Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend. Visitation will be Friday from 4 to 7 p.m. Burial will be in Holy Cross Cemetery.
Longtime Jordan Marsh employee
Anne B. (Masiello) Trovato of Revere died on February 9 at home. She was 93 years old.
She was a long time employee in the Musical Records Department of Jordan Marsh.
She was the beloved wife of the late John A. Sr.; devoted mother of John A. Jr. of New Hampshire, Barbara White Goldstein and her husband, William, and Joanne Trovato, all of Revere; dear sister of the late Anthony Masiello, Jennie Pizzi, Phillip Masiello, Olympia Indelicato and her husband, George, Lena Palmieri and her husband, Enrico, Valentino Masiello and his surviving wife, Stella; loving grandmother of Robert White, Barbara Walker and her husband, Michael, Walter White, Michael Trovato and his fiancé, Johanna Janka and the late Christopher White; great grandmother of Michael Walker IV, John and Jake Walker. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews.
Funeral arrangements were by the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons – Bruno Funeral Home, Revere. Entombment was in Holy Cross Mausoleum. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St. Anthony Bread for the Poor, c/o St. Anthony’s Shrine, 100 Arch St. Boston, MA 02110 or The Italian Home for Children, 1125 Centre St. Jamaica Plain, MA 02130-3495. For guest book please visit www.buonfiglio.com.
Past President of Amvets Post 119
Frances A. “Sis” Nolan-Pimental, a longtime Malden resident, died on February 13 at the Lighthouse Nursing Care Center in Revere. She was 79 years old.
During her working years she was a nurses aide at the Dexter House Nursing Home and was Past President of the Amvets Post 116 in Malden
The devoted wife of the late Francis F. Nolan and Joseph Pimental, she was the beloved mother of Lloyd Nolan and his wife, Belinda, of Lynn and the late Harold “Chris” Nolan, Robert F. Nolan, Lisa Anne Nolan and Joseph P. “Jody” Nolan; sister of William Vining of Peabody and the late Robert, Richard, Frank, Arthur, Thelma, Kenneth and Milford; cherished grandmother of Michelle Matayabis of Lynn, Lisa Nolan and Joey Nolan both, of New Hampshire and Robert Nolan of Wakefield. She is also lovingly survived by her great grandchildren, Madison and McKenna as well as many nieces and nephews.
Arrangements were by the Caroll Funeral Home 781-322-6322 www.carrollfh.com. __
Of Medford, formerly of the North End
Ralph G. Gulla of Medford, formerly of Boston’s North End, died on February 17.
A US Army veteran of the Korean War, he was the beloved husband of Nancy M. (McGonagle), the devoted father of MaryAnn Richard and her husband, Brian, of Boxford, Gayle Gulla of Manchester, NH, Linda Bongiorno of Tewksbury and her late husband, Richie, and Christine Gulla of Medford; loving grandfather of Joey Tusa, Freddie and Nicholas DeAngelo, Ashley Tusa, Mackenzie Dubuc, Bianca Bongiorno and Richie Bongiorno III; brother of Grace Marciello of Revere, Marie Luongo and her husband, Sonny, of Medford, the late Theresa Guerra, Helen Mignosa, Jennie Noto, Tony, Josephine and Rose Gulla. He is also survived by many extended family members and cherished friends.
His Funeral will be held from the Dello Russo Funeral Home, 306 Main St., Medford, today, Wednesday, February 23 at 8 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass to be celebrated in St. Joseph Church, 118 High St., Medford, at 9 a.m. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend. Services will conclude with military honors and burial at Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. For directions, obituary or to leave an online message of condolence please visit www.dellorusso.net.
Beloved 50-Year Boston School Lunch Mother
Rose M. (Mirasolo) Salton, formerly of East Boston, died in Revere on February 16. She was 88 years old.
Mrs. Salton retired after 50 years of service as a Lunch Mother with the City of Boston School Department, where she was beloved by the children she served.
She was the wife of the late Franklin “Salty” Salton; cherished mother of Elizabeth A. Salton and Edward F. Salton, Sr. and his wife, Brenda, and devoted grandmother of Edward F. Salton, Jr. and Christopher M. Salton, all of Revere; dear sister of Leo Mirasolo and his wife, Phyllis, of Revere, Christopher Mirasolo and his wife, Connie, and Mary Masse, all of Wakefield, and the late Joseph F., Frank and Vincent Mirasolo, Anna Rappa, Jennie Arena and Lena Bouchard. She is also lovingly survived by her sisters-in-law, Rose Mirasolo of Revere and Josephine Mirasolo of East Boston and many caring nieces and nephews.
Funeral arrangements were by the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, Revere. Burial was in Holy Cross Cemetery.
East Boston resident
Ida (Blandino) Curzi of East Boston died on February 17.
The beloved wife of the late Emilio Curzi, she was the loving mother of Sandra Curzi and her husband, Jerry Twomey, of Winthrop, Dennis Curzi and his wife, Colette DiGenio, of East Boston, Richard Curzi and his wife, Nancy McCabe, of Belmont and Barbara Curzi of East Boston; cherished grandmother of Lucia and Nina Colombaro, Roxanne, Michael “Ricky”, Rachel, Laura and Bridget Curzi; great-grandmother of five; dear sister of Josephine Micciulla and her husband, Carmine, of Revere and the late Phyllis Porcello, James, Salvatore, Rocco and Carmella Blandino. She is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.
Funeral arrangements were by The Rapino Memorial Home, East Boston. Burial was in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. Donations in her memory may be made to: Missionary Franciscan Sisters, 790 Centre St., Newton, MA 02458. For online condolences, visit www.rapinomemorialhome.com.
Theresa M. (Bousquet) Petruzzelli of Medford, formerly of Boston, died on February 16. She was 86 years old.
She was the beloved wife of Richard Petruzzelli of Medford.
For complete obituary please visit www.magliozzifuneralhome.com
Of New Hampshire, formerly of Revere
Elaine Castaldo of Moultonboro, NH, formerly of Revere, died on February 16.
She was the beloved wife of John A. Castaldo of New Hampshire; devoted mother of John P. Castaldo and his partner, David Myette, of Vermont, Susan Tritto and her husband, Dennis, of Stoughton and Jeffrey Castaldo and his wife, Caroline, of N. Andover; dear sister of Michael Capolupo of Peabody and the late Rita Conti; cherished grandmother of Julie, Dennis, Johnathan, Alexandria, Christina and Jason and is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.
Funeral arrangements were by the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons~Bruno Funeral Home, Revere. Memorial donations may be made to: New Hampshire Breast Cancer Coalition, 18 Belle Lane, Lee, NH 03862-6438. For guestbook please visit www.Buonfiglio.com.
Winthrop resident, formerly of East Boston
Jennie (D’Agostino) Raffaele of Winthrop, formerly of East Boston, died recently. She was in her 101st year.
She was the beloved wife of the late Angelo Raffaele; loving mother of John Raffaele and his wife, Nancy, of Winthrop and the late Joseph Raffaele and his wife, Mary Lou, also of Winthrop; cherished grandmother of five and great grandmother of five; dear sister of Mary Masiello of Stoneham, Mafalda Franco of Lexington, Emily Grande of Plymouth and the late Mary Pisiello, Theresa Girdan and Angelo D’Agostino.
Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Vazza’s “Beechwood: Funeral Home, Revere. Burial was in Winthrop Cemetery (Belle Isle section.) For guest book: www.vazzafunerals.com.
Irene LaRossa of Lynn died on February 11 after a long illness.
She was the cherished daughter of Bianca LaRossa and her late husband, Fred; dear sister of Fred and Richard LaRossa and the life companion of Patricia May.
Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, Revere.
East Boston resident
Carmela A. DeFeo of East Boston died on February 16. She was 49 years old.
She was the devoted mother of Kevin Swindle, Regina and Marysa Robichaud, all of Revere; loving daughter of Bruno and Marie (Quigley) DeFeo of Revere; dear sister of Lisa Ralph of Texas and Bruno DeFeo of Winthrop and is also survived by many cherished aunts , uncles and cousins.
Funeral arrangements were by the Ruggiero Mazzarella Memorial Home, (Orient Heights) East Boston. Burial was in Holy Cross Cemetery. For more information or to send an online condolence: www.ruggieromh.com
Julius Rosario Carneiro
Julius Rosario Carneiro of Revere died in Danvers on February 16. He was 77 years old.
He was the husband for 40 years of Hilda (Pinto) Carneiro. He was one of 12 children of the late Antonio Menino Joseph and Ana Quiteria (Rodrigues) Carneiro; father and father-in-law of Jacqueline Valtaka and her husband, Joseph, Jeannette McLaughlin and her husband, Dermot, Herman Carneiro, M.B.B.S., Hubert Carneiro and Julia Carneiro and her husband, Sebastian; grandfather of Jeremy Alexander Valatka, Jessica Anne Valatka, and the late Julius Raphael Carneiro.
Funeral arrangements were by the Murphy Funeral Home, Salem. Those who wish may make memorial contributions to Massachusetts General Hospital, Cancer Research c/o Massachusetts General Hospital, Development Office, 165 Cambridge Street, Suite 600, Boston, MA 02114. For online guest book or additional information please contact the Murphy Funeral Home, 85 Federal St., Salem, MA 01970, tel. 978 744 0497 or visit www.MurphyFuneralHome.com.
Of New Hampshire, formerly of East Boston
Anthony J “Nino” of New Hampshire, formerly of East Boston, died on February 15.
A US Army veteran of World War II, he was the beloved husband of the late Carmella (DeFilippo) Correnti; devoted father of Joseph A. Correnti and his wife, Catherine, of New Hampshire and the late_Rita Barranco and Maria Correnti; dear brother of Angie Daloia and Mary Zaccaria, both of East Boston, and Dorothy Presto of Revere; adored grandfather of Gina and Maria Barranco, Christine, Michael and Andonino Correnti and is also survived by his many loving nieces and nephews.
Funeral arrangements were by the Ruggiero Mazzarella Memorial Home (Orient Heights) East Boston. Burial was in_ Woodlawn Cemetery. For more information or to send an online condolence: www.ruggieromh.com.
Former General Manager of Hub Floral Corp.
James V. Petillo of Revere died on February 15.
A US Army veteran of World War II, he was the former General Manager of Hub Floral Corp. of Boston.
He was the beloved husband of Marjorie (Sorensen); devoted father of James V. Jr. and his wife, Teresa, of Framingham, Leonard and his wife, Deborah, of Avon and Louis and his wife, Catherine, of N. Andover; loving grandfather of Michael, Laura, Brian, Melissa, Justin, Elizabeth, Jennifer and Stephanie Petillo and Kristin and Amanda Gatta; great grandfather of Makenzie Petillo and Gianna Osgood; dear brother of Louis Petillo of Revere, Angie D’Alessandro of East Boston, Joseph Petillo of Salisbury and the late Anthony Petillo, Tina Schettini, Rena Rossi and Teresa Petillo. He is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.
Funeral arrangements were by the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, Revere. For guest Book please visit www.Buonfiglio.com.
Martha J. (Luciano) DeMartino of Everett died on February 15.
The beloved wife of Joseph A., she was the dear and devoted mother of Joseph A., Jr. and his wife, Louise, of Saugus and Carolyn Sanford and her husband, David, of Billerica; sister of Felix Luciano of Tewksbury, Camille “Millie” Fiore of Revere, Mary Lou Signoriello of Everett and the late Frank Luciano; loving grandmother of Erin Deleidi, Joseph A. III, Michael and James DeMartino and great-grandmother of three great granddaughters.
Funeral services were held in the Cafasso & Sons Funeral Home, Everett. Burial was at Glenwood Cemetery, Everett.