Obituaries 03-16-2011

March 16, 2011
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Harold Levy

Bank of Boston retiree, 30-year Revere Babe Ruth Baseball Coach, member of JWV and American Legion

Harold Levy of Revere died on March 12. He was 78 years old.

The beloved husband of the late Sylvia (Silverman), he was born in Worcester and attended the Revere and Chelsea schools.  He continued his education at Suffolk University where he received his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration.  He was a Loan Operations Manager for the Bank of Boston and retired on December 7, 1990.

A Korean War Veteran, he was a member of the Jewish War Veterans, American Legion Post 61, and Temple Israel of Revere.  He was a sports enthusiast and served as a baseball coach for 30 years in the Revere Babe Ruth Baseball League.

He was the devoted father of Roberta Levy and Mark Levy and his wife, Marla; the dear brother of Jason Levy and the loving grandfather of Dylan and Rachel Kidd.

Graveside services were held at the Poali Zedeck Cemetery, Everett.  Memorial observance at the home of Mark and Marla Levy will be held all day today, Wednesday.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Arthritis Foundation, Massachusetts Chapter, 29 Crafts Street, Suite 450, Newton, MA  02458.  For online guestbook and directions, please visit the funeral home website: www.torffuneralservice.com.

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Albert Pecora

Past Commissioner of East Boston Softball and Past President of S&M Bowling League

Albert “Neno” Pecora of East Boston died on March 13.

A US Army veteran of World War II, he was the Past Commissioner of East Boston Softball for more than 25 years; Past President of S&M Bowling league for over 25 years and a Past American Legion Post member.

He was the beloved husband of the late Ruth E (Gum); devoted father of Barbara Inferrera and her husband, Dominic, of Saugus, Linda Cavalieri and her husband, James, of Revere, Ruth Ann Zirpolo and her late husband, John, of Lynn, Albert Pecora III of Stoneham and Theresa Pecora of Lowell. He was also the brother of eight late brothers and sisters and the adored grandfather of 11 and great grandfather of 10. He is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.

His Funeral will be held from the Ruggiero Mazzarella Memorial Home, 971 Saratoga St., East Boston on Friday, March 18 at 9 a.m. with a Mass of Christian Burial in celebration of his life at Sacred Heart Church, Brooks Street, East Boston at 10 a.m._Relatives and friends are respectfully invited. Services will conclude with burial with Military Honors in Holy Cross Cemetery. Visiting hours will be Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m. In honoring “Neno,” memorial donations may be made to Dept. of Vascular Surgery % B.I.D.M.C 110 Francis St. Suite 5B Boston 02215 Attn. Michael Macina. For more information or to send an online condolence www.ruggieromh.com.

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Pauline Margaret Anzalone

East Boston resident

Pauline Margaret (Eckley) Anzalone of East Boston died on March 14.

She was the beloved wife of the late Anthony Anzalone; loving mother of Mark Anzalone and his wife, Evelyn, of Malden, Dianne Anzalone of Revere, Robert Anzalone of Ohio, Donna Anzalone of Ohio, Anthony Anzalone and his wife, Ilza, of Revere and the late Ralph Anzalone. She is also survived by eight grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and many loving nieces and nephews.

Her Funeral Service will be held in The Rapino Memorial Home, 9 Chelsea St. (Maverick Sq.) East Boston on Thursday at 1 p.m. The family will receive visitors on Thursday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Services will conclude with burial in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. For online condolences and directions, please visit www.rapinomemorialhome.com.

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Margaret Amorose

Of Revere, formerly of East Boston

Margaret (LoConte) Amorose of Revere, formerly of East Boston, died on March 14.

She was the beloved wife of the late Joseph P. Amorose with whom she shared 61 years of marriage; loving mother of Theresa Gallagher and her husband, William, of Woburn, Doreen DiMartino and her husband, Mario, of Revere and Susan Iocco and her husband, Rocco, of Lynnfield; dear sister of the late Clara Del Signore, Don, Marion, Michael, John and Anthony LoConte; cherished grandmother of William Gallagher III, Lisa Montanaro, Salvatore and Michael DiMartino, Andrea Mosca and Anthony DiMartino and Cristina Iocca and great grandmother of Stephen Mosca.

Her funeral will be held from Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, 262 Beach Street, Revere, Thursday at 9:30 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in the Immaculate Conception Church, Revere, at 10:30 a.m. Family and friends may visit today, Wednesday, from 4 to 8 p.m. Burial will be in Holy Cross Cemetery. For directions and guest book: www.vazzafunerals.com.

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Arthur Bowen Jr.

Of New Hampshire, formerly of Revere

Arthur H. Bowen, Jr. of Derry, NH, formerly of Revere, died on March 13.

He was the beloved husband of Marjorie “Bunny” (Rabbitt) Bowen with whom he shared 53 years of marriage; loving father of Thomas Bowen and his wife, Michelle, of West Virginia, Mark Bowen and his wife, Elizabeth, Matthew Bowen and Andrew Bowen and his wife, Gery-lyn, all of New Hampshire; dear brother of William “Buck” Bowen of New Hampshire and the late Patricia Cowhig and Mary Lou McCarthy; cherished grandfather of Thomas Jr., Emily, Hannah, Luke, Cagney, Cullen, Declan, Emma P. and Ian Bowen.

His Funeral will be held from Vazza_s _Beechwood_ Funeral Home, 262 Beach St., Revere, Thursday at 11 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in the Immaculate Conception Church at noon. Family and friends may visit today, Wednesday, from 4 to 8 p.m. Burial will be in Puritan Lawn Cemetery, Peabody. For directions and guest book: www.vazzafunerals.com

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Migdalia Rivera

Worked for Marriott Services at Logan Airport

Migdalia Rivera passed away unexpectedly in her Chelsea Home on Wednesday, March 9. For the past two years she had been successfully battling lung cancer._ She was 49 years old.

Born and raised in Ponce, Puerto Rico, she was the loving daughter of Nicholas Rivera and the late Maria N. Rodriguez. She moved to Chelsea with her family at the age of 10 and continued attending local schools. A resident of Chelsea for most of her life she supported her family working at Logan Airport for Marriot Services as a Concession Supervisor and manager in Terminal C.

She was the devoted mother of Blanca Claudio, Anthony Claudio Jr. and Edgar Ruiz, all of Chelsea; dear sister of Gladys and Maritza Rivera of East Boston, Iris Rivera, Arnaldo, William, Jose-Antonio, and Wilfredo Rivera, and the late Jose-Angel Rivera; cherished grandmother of Zaymaris Pagan, Marianna Claudio, Anthony Claudio III and Dustin Rivera.

Her Funeral Mass was celebrated in St. Rose Church on Saturday, March 12. Funeral Arrangements entrusted to the care and direction of the Frank A. Welsh and Sons Funeral Home. To send expressions of sympathy, please visit www.WelshFuneralHome.com.

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James Tower

East Boston resident

James T. Tower of East Boston died suddenly on March 13.

He was the loving son of Lorraine (McDonald) of East Boston and the late James M. Tower; devoted father of James M. Tower of East Boston and former husband of Sandra (Washiek) DiPhillipo.

Visiting hours in the Ruggiero Mazzarella Memorial_Home, 971 Saratoga St. (Orient Heights) East Boston will be on Saturday, March 19 from 4 to 6 p.m. followed by a prayer service at 6 p.m. Relatives and friends are_respectfully invited. In honoring Mr. Tower, memorial donations may be made to his family to assist with expenses. For more information or to send an online condolence: www.ruggieromh.com.

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Lillian Borgosano

East Boston resident

Lillian Borgosano of East Boston died on March 11. She was in her 99th year.

She was the loving aunt of Lillian C. and Mary M. Borgosano, both of Chelsea, Anthony Borgosano of Revere, cherished great aunt of John A Borgosano, Sr. and Brenda and Diana Borgosano; adored great great aunt of John A. Jr., Danielle M and Frankie W Borgosano and dear sister of the late  Gaetano and Nina Borgosano.

Her Funeral will be held from the Ruggiero Mazzarella Memorial Home, 971 Saratoga St. (Orient Heights) East Boston on Thursday, March 17, at 9 a.m. with a Mass of Christian burial in Celebration of her life at Sacred Heart Church, Brooks Street, East Boston at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited. Visiting hours are today, Wednesday, from 4 to 8 p.m. Services will conclude with burial with her parents in St. Michael’s Cemetery, Boston. For more information or to send an online condolence: www.ruggieromh.com.

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Giuseppe Castiello

Owner of Meridian RPM

Giuseppe G. Castiello of Orient Avenue, East Boston died at the Don Orione Nursing Home, East Boston on March 10 after a long illness. He was 73 years old.

Born in Isernia, Italy, he was the beloved son of the late Madalena and Gaetano Castiello. He came to this country at an early age and lived in East Boston for most of his life. Mr. Castiello was the proprietor of Meridian RPM, specializing in electric motors.

He was the loving father of Bernice Ford-Aquino of Lynn, Maria Castiello-Robinson of East Boston, Lisa M. Venezia of Wakefield, Joey Castiello-DeSilva of San Francisco, CA, Diana Castiello-Starratt of Wakefield and Sophia Vargas-Campos of Costa Rica; dear brother of Antoinetta Mandolini and Ida Bertuoli, both of Revere, William Castiello of East Boston, Giovanni Castiello of Italy, Anna Zaccheo of Revere, Gino Castiello of East Boston, Roberto Castiello of Saugus and the late Giuseppina Bevione. He is also survived by five grandchildren and one great grandchild.

Funeral arrangements were by the Ernest P. Caggiano and Son-O’Maley Funeral Home, Winthrop. Burial was in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. To sign his online guestbook go to www.caggianofuneralhome.com.

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Mary Capone

Everett resident

Mary M. (Hock) Capone, a resident of Everett, formerly of East Boston, died peacefully at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital on March 9. She was 91 years old.

She was the loving wife for 44 years of the late Alfred A. Capone Sr.; the beloved mother of Ann M. Davies and her husband, Paul, of Andover; Alfred A. Capone Jr. and his wife, Virginia, of Everett and Flo J. DiPietro and her husband, Ross, of Swampscott. She is also survived by eight grandchildren, Paul, John, Brian, Elizabeth and Joseph Davies, Ryan and Christopher DiPietro, and Marisa Capone and six great grandchildren, Shannon, Kristin, Nathan, Brendan, Paul III and Amanda Davies. She was the sister of the late Helen Higginbotham, Emma Albert, William Hock, Dorothy Hock, and Robert Hock.

Her Funeral will be held from the Magrath Funeral Home, 325 Chelsea Streets [at Day Square] East Boston today, Wednesday, at 9 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in Our Lady of the Assumption Church at 10 o’clock. Relatives and friends are invited. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory to a charity of your choice would be appreciated.

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John Francis Derome

Former Vice President and Trustee of New England Structures

John Francis Derome died February 7 in Las Vegas, NV after a long illness. He was 88 years old.

He is survived by his loving wife of 32 years, Marie “Terri” (Benvie) Derome of Holbrook.

He was born in East Boston to Arthur and Anne (Curry) Derome on August 28, 1922, one of 10 children. He joined the Navy Seabees in 1943 during World War II and volunteered to be part of the amphibious task force deployed to the Marshall Islands and fought with the Marines at Kwajalein and Eniwetok where he was wounded. After his service, he attended Boston University. He was a member of Roofers Union Local 33, Stoughton. MA. During his career, he became Vice President/Trustee at New England Structures, a division of Burgess & Blacher.

He and his wife,Terri, were married August 12, 1978 and moved to Las Vegas, NV where they shared a wonderful life together. He believed the secret to his longevity was love, laughter, and music.

Mr. Derome was preceded in death by his first wife, Evelyn Derome, and son, Russell. He is survived by their children, Ann Berardi-O’Brien and John W. Derome, both of Brockton, and Michelle Petta of Storres, CT, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his brother, William Derome, of Bradenton, FL, his sister, Mary Arlene Sobanek, of Chelsea and his nieces and nephews.

Services were private.

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Betty Solano

Of Saugus, formerly of East Boston

Betty (Anzalone) Solano of Saugus, formerly of East Boston, died on March 11.

She was the beloved mother of Maria Snow and her fiancé, Daniel Colanton, of Saugus, Michael Solano and his wife. Nadine, of Saugus; cherished grandmother of Robbie and David; sister of Pat E. Anzalone of Saugus and the late Eugene “Butch” Anzalone. She is also survived by a niece and nephews.

Her Funeral will be held from the Bisbee-Porcella Funeral Home, 549 Lincoln Ave., Saugus today, Wednesday, at 9:30 a.m. followed by a funeral mass in the Blessed Sacrament Church, 14 Summer St., Saugus at 10:30 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to the American Cancer Society at www.cancer.org. For directions and condolences: www.BisbeePorcella.com.

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Estelle Thompson

Retired School Psychologist

Estelle T. (Pisiano) Thompson of Danvers, a retired school psychologist, died peacefully at home on March 12 with her family by her side. She was 78 years old.

Born in East Boston on October 3, 1932, she was raised and educated in East Boston and was class valedictorian at East Boston High School. She went on to attend Salem State College, where she again was class valedictorian and where she returned to earn her Master’s Degree.

A lifelong educator, Mrs. Thompson was employed by the Danvers School Department for more than 30 years, beginning as a specialist and retiring as a school psychologist.

A communicant of St. Richard Parish in Danvers, she was active as a lector and Eucharistic Minister. She wintered in Naples, Florida, where she attended St. Peter Church and was also a Eucharistic Minister. She was an avid golfer and an active member of the Salem State Alumni Association.

She was the wife of the late Winfield “Scott” Thompson who died in 1980 and daughter of the late Nicholas and Angela (Calabrio) Pisano. She is survived by three daughters and their husbands, Mary Ann and Robert Barrows of Danvers, Frances and Harry Mundy of Wells, ME, and Kristi and Robert Macarelli of Old Orchard Beach, ME, grandmother of Courtney Barrows of New York City, Robert Scott Barrows of Albany, NY, Katie and Christina Barrows, both of Danvers, and Nicholas and Sarah Mundy, both of Wells, ME as well as several nieces and nephews.

Her Funeral Mass will be held today, Wednesday, March 16 at 9 a.m. in Saint Richard Church, 90 Forest St., Danvers. Burial will be in Annunciation Cemetery, Danvers. Relatives and friends are invited. Funeral arrangements are by C.R. Lyons & Sons, Funeral Directors, 28 Elm St., Danvers Square. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice of the North Shore, 75 Sylvan St., Danvers, MA 01923. www.LyonsFuneral.com.

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Susan Roy

Of Revere, formerly of East Boston

Susan (Selvitella) Roy of Revere, formerly of Orient Heights, East Boston, died on March 11 at the Epoch Center in Malden. She was 99 years old.

Born, raised and schooled in East Boston, she was a graduate of East Boston High School, Class of 1929. She came to live in Revere more than 65 years ago.

She was the wife of the late Joseph A. Roy; devoted mother of Kenneth J. Roy of Charlestown, Donald B. Roy and his wife, Marjorie, of East Boston and Jeannine M. Nazzaro and her husband, Frederick J., of Wakefield; cherished grandmother of Sheryl Kelleher and her husband, Michael, of Sudbury and is also lovingly survived by her great grandchildren, Michael, Brendan, Maeve and Lily Kelleher, all of Sudbury, and many nieces and nephews. She was the sister of the late Margaret Cefalo, Mary Ward, Sara “Sadie” DeStefano, Helen and Vera Selvitella, Atty. Henry Selvitella, Joseph, James and George Selvitella and she was the last of her siblings.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, Revere. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to your favorite charity.

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Ralph Picardi

Peabody resident

Ralph Picardi of Peabody died on March 12.

A US Army Korean veteran, he was the beloved husband of Patricia (Repucci) Picardi; loving father of Carolyn Santangelo and her husband, Vito, of Peabody; cherished grandfather of Leah and Kayla Santangelo of Peabody; dear brother of Joseph Picardi and his wife, Ann, of East Boston. He is also survived by loving nieces and nephews.

His funeral will be held from the Rapino Memorial Home, 9 Chelsea St. (Maverick Sq.) East Boston today, Wednesday, at 9 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated in St. Michael’s Chapel of the Soldiers’ Home, 91 Crest Ave., Chelsea at 10 a.m. Services will conclude with burial in Puritan Lawn Memorial Park, Peabody. For online condolences, please visit www.rapinomemorialhome.com.

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Joseph DeFlorio

Of Lynnfield, formerly of East Boston

Joseph J. DeFlorio of Lynnfield, formerly of East Boston, died unexpectedly on March 11.

He was the beloved son of Gaetano and Aurora ( Caso) DeFlorio of Lynnfield; loving brother of Gaetano DeFlorio Jr. and his wife, Rosemarie, and Pamela Nappa and her husband, Gennaro “Jerry,” all of Saugus; cherished uncle of Nico and Marco DeFlorio and Bruno and Gennaro Nappa Jr.; fond nephew of Janice DeFlorio and he also leaves many other uncles, aunts and cousins.

Funeral arrangements were by Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, Revere._ Burial was in St. Michael’s Cemetery Roslindale. For guest book: www.vazzafunerals.com.

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Antionette Giordano

Lifelong East Boston resident

Antionette ( D’Argenio) Giordano, a life long resident of East Boston, died on March 11.

She was the beloved wife of the late Italo Giordano with whom she shared 69 years of marriage; stepmother of Patricia DiRuscio and her husband, John, of Natick; loving mother of James Giordano of Chelmsford and his late wife, Donna, Ciro Giordano and his wife, Tanya, of Brookline, Francis Giordano of Medford-Reading and Robert Giordano of Medford; dear sister of June Lupis and her husband, Angelo, of Winthrop and the late Christine Guarino, Rose Vassily, Lucille Fontana and Francis D” Argenio; cherished grandmother of many grandchildren, great grandchildren and nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home. Revere. Burial was in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. For guestbook: www.vazzafunerals.com.

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Dorothy Merola

Of Winthrop, formerly of East Boston

Dorothy “Aunt Dot” (Cioffi) Merola of Winthrop, formerly of East Boston, died on March 9.

She was the beloved wife of Alexander Merola; loving mother of Doreen DiNicola-Connelly and Rose Merola, both of East Boston, and the late Joseph and Rocky DiNicola; cherished grandmother of Richard Sperazzo and his wife, Michelle, of Watertown and Kristen Connelly of East Boston; great-grandmother of Bianca and Joseph Sperazzo. She is also survived by loving nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to The Rapino Memorial Home, East Boston. Burial was in St. Michael Cemetery, Roslindale. For online condolences, visit www.rapinomemorialhome.com.

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Ottavina Caristo

East Boston resident

Ottavina (Ciaudella) Caristo of East Boston died on March 8. She was in her 99th year.

She was the devoted wife of the late Salvatore Caristo; beloved mother of Carol Masino and her husband, Bill, Elizabeth Kelly and Vivian Abate and her husband, Richard; cherished grandmother of Sandra Cleary and her husband, Richard, Susan Dee, William Dee, Charles Kelly and his wife, Karen, Susan Abate and Richard Abate and his wife, Allison and is also lovingly survived by her great grandchildren, Matthew and Stephen Cleary, Jonelle Dee-Eccleston, Ryan Kelly, Samantha Abate and Avery and Jillian Abate as well as many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents, sisters, brothers, son-in-law, Dee, and her loving daughter, Assunta.

Funeral arrangements were by the Carroll Funeral Home, (Maplewood Square) Malden. Burial was at Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. Expressions of sympathy in her name may be made to the VNA Boston, 500 Rutherford Ave., Charlestown, MA 02129.

 

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Cara Brennan

East Boston resident

Cara F. Brennan of East Boston, formerly of Marshfield, died unexpectedly on March 5.

She was the beloved daughter of Ara S. (Shoemaker) of Louisiana and the late Richard Brennan; sister of Nicole Brennan of Framingham.

Funeral arrangements were by the Magrath Funeral Home, East Boston. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory to ASPCA would be appreciated. MagrathFuneralHome.com.

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Jean Leone

East Boston resident

Jean Leone of East Boston died on March 7.

She was the beloved sister of Antonette Perry of New Bedford, the late Alfred Leone, Lucy Mirabello and Alfred Guarracino; cherished aunt of many loving nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by The Rapino Memorial Home, East Boston. Burial was in St. Michael Cemetery, Roslindale. Donations in her name may be made to: The Home for Little Wanderers, 271 Huntington Ave., Boston, MA 02115. For online condolences, please visit www.rapinomemorialhome.com.

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Joseph Charles Carideo

Worked for Hewlett Packard

Joseph Charles Carideo of Saugus died at home on March 7. He was 67 years old.

The loving husband of Mary K. (Macken) Carideo, he was born in Somerville and raised in East Boston, the son of the late Joseph and Agnes Grace (Hughes) Carideo. He was a member of the St. John’s/St. Lazarus bowling league in East Boston, an avid golfer and loved all types of fishing. Mr. Carideo worked as a logistics coordinator at Hewlett Packard and he was a U.S. Navy Vietnam War veteran.

In addition to his wife, Mr. Carideo leaves two daughters, Mary Ellen Carideo of Woburn and Elizabeth Cunniff and her husband, Andrew, of Reading; three sisters,

Rita Frazier of Burlington, Grace “Cookie” McWilliams of East Boston and Dorothy “Missy” DeFrancesco of Saugus. He was the proud Papa of one granddaughter, Grace Caroline and is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.

Arrangements were by the Bisbee-Porcella Funeral Home, Saugus._ Burial was in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. Donations in his memory may be made to Mass General Hospital Cancer Center, www.massgeneral.org/cancer/.

For condolences, visit: www.BisbeePorcella.com.

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Catherine Leary

Revere resident

Catherine C. “Kay” (Crowley) Leary of Revere died on March 5.

She was the beloved wife of the late Norbert F. Leary Sr.; devoted mother of Norbert F. Leary Jr. and his wife, Marybeth, of Wakefield; grandmother of Brendan and his wife, Lauren, of Wakefield, Meaghan of Middleton and Caitlin of Wakefield and is also survived by Evan and Emma. She was the sister of the late Daniel Crowley, Mary Kennedy and Ann Jean.

Funeral arrangements were by the Magrath Funeral Home, East Boston. Burial was in Holy Cross Cemetery. MagrathFuneralHome.com.

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Josephine Diaz

Of New Hampshire, formerly of East Boston

Josephine (Collitti) Diaz of Londonderry, NH, formerly of East Boston, died on March 8. She was in her 95th year.

She was the beloved wife of the late Franceso Diaz with whom she shared 58 years of marriage; loving mother of

Robert of Connecticut, Frank Diaz and his wife of Danvers and John Diaz, of New Hampshire; dear sister of Geraldine Collitti of East Boston and the late Mary Langone, Phyllis Panzini, Anthony, Patsy, Joseph and Carmen Collitti; cherished grandmother of eight and great grandmother of eight.

Funeral arrangements were by Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, Revere. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. For guest book, www.vazzafunerals.com.

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Dorothy Everett

Former Manager of My Donut in East Boston

Dorothy “Dottie” (McLean) Everett of East Boston died on March 4.

The former manager of My Donut, East Boston, she was the beloved mother of George of East Boston, Donald of California and the late Michael Everett; dear sister of the late Gloria Peppler and George McLean; cherished grandmother of Gabrielle Rizutti.

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

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Leonard George Strong

Of California, formerly of Chelsea

Leonard George “Lennie” Strong died of cancer at his home in Pomona, CA on February 22. He was 79 years old.

Born in Chelsea on December 9, 1931, he served in the US Army and is a Korean War veteran. He moved to Pomona, California in 1989 with his wife, Laura.

A retired construction worker and referred to as “Popeye” by his co-workers, he worked on area freeways, flood control channels, Frank G. Bonelli Park and what is now known as Raging Waters in San Dimas, CA.

He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Laura (Moore); daughter, Valerie and four sons, Leonard, Matthew, Randy and Walter; grandchildren, Anthony, Irmalinda, Jennifer, Richard, Aaron, Kari and Kayla; great grandchildren, Anthony, Jr., Isis, Kra and Elijah; sister, Helen and brothers, Bobby and Billy. He was the son of the late Leonard Sr. and Eva and brother of the late Walter and George.

Services were held on February 28 at Forest Lawn in Covina, CA.

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Genevieve Muldoon

Revere teacher

Genevieve F. (Douglass) Muldoon of Gilford, NH., formerly of Winthrop, died at the Golden View Nursing and Rehabilitation Care Center in Meredith, NH on March 12. She was 92 years old.

Prior to her retirement, she was a teacher for the City of Revere Public School System. She was also a member of the Winthrop Catholic Woman’s Club and the City of Revere and Framingham State Retired Teachers Group.

The beloved wife of the late Edward J. Muldoon, she was born in Boston, the daughter of the late James A. and Frances G. (Neville) Douglass; devoted mother of Kathy Cox and her husband, George, of Colorado, Jim Muldoon of Manchester, NH, Terry Larrere and her husband, John, of Gilford, NH, Maureen Connolly and her husband, Richard, of Winthrop, Larry Muldoon and his wife, Kathy, of Saugus, Paul Muldoon of Colorado, and the late Joe Muldoon; dear sister of the late Mary Person, Eleanor Barry, Dorothy Moore, John and Neville Douglass. She was the adored grandmother of 16 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren and is also survived my many nieces and nephews.

Visiting hours will be held at the Maurice W. Kirby Funeral Home, 210 Winthrop St., Winthrop on Friday (tomorrow) March 18 beginning at 10 a.m. A Funeral Mass will follow in St. John the Evangelist Church at 11:30 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited. Burial will be in Winthrop Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made Glaucoma Research, 7 Kent St. Brookline, MA, 02445. For guestbook and directions, go to www.mauricekirbyfh.com.

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Marie Giorgione

Revere resident

Marie (Sarpi) Giorgione of Revere died on March 12.

She was the beloved wife of the late Sylvio Giorgione; devoted mother of Janet M. Rossetti of Woburn and her companion, Daniel Saulnier, Joyce C. Giorgione of Revere, Ronald S. Giorgione and his wife, Valerie, of Stoneham and Denis J. Giorgione and his wife, Alexandra, of  W. Peabody; dear sister of the late Antoinetta Bertolino, Helen Amante and John Sarpi and is also survived by four loving grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and one late grandchild.

Visiting hours are Friday from 4 to 8 p.m. Her Funeral will be held from the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, 128 Revere St., Revere on Saturday, March 19 at 10 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Anthony’s Church at 11 a.m. Relatives and friends are kindly invited. Entombment will be in Holy Cross Mausoleum. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Cross Roads School for Children. 11 Huron Dr. Natick, MA 01760. For guestbook visit www.buonfiglio.com.

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Jennie Yurashek

Longtime member of First Baptist Church, Revere

Jennie H. (Rypma) Yurashek died in Revere on March 9 following a brief illness at Woodbriar of Wilmington. She was 91 years old.

Born and raised in Revere, she was a graduate of Revere High School, Class of 1938 and a devotee and long time member of the First Baptist Church of Revere. She and her family were active members of many of the ministries within the church. For more than 40 years, she worked assembly at American Optical (now Warner Lambert) retiring in September of 1980.

She was the wife of the late John M. Yurashek, sister of the late Marcia H. Bandoni and Henry B. Rypma; devoted aunt of Elvira B. “Honey” Civiello and her husband Amedio “Chicko” of Saugus, John A. Bandoni, Jr. and his wife, Linda, of Gloucester; dear grand aunt of Linda Black and Lori Ruggiero, both of Reading, Kathy McCarthy of Wilmington and Kristina Bandoni of Gloucester; beloved great grand aunt of Albert Lanzo, Jr. of Saugus and Richard Ruggiero of Reading. She is aso lovingly survived by two great great grand nieces and three great great grand nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, Revere. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the MSPCA-Angell, 350 So. Huntington Ave., Boston, MA 02130-9923.

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Joseph DeFlorio

Of Lynnfield, formerly of East Boston

Joseph J. DeFlorio of Lynnfield, formerly of East Boston, died unexpectedly on March 11.

He was the beloved son of Gaetano and Aurora ( Caso) DeFlorio of Lynnfield; loving brother of Gaetano DeFlorio JR. and his wife, Rosemarie, and Pamela Nappa and her husband, Gennaro “Jerry,” all of Saugus; cherished uncle of Nico and Marco DeFlorio and Bruno and Gennaro Nappa Jr.; fond nephew of Janice DeFlorio and many other uncles, aunts and cousins.

Funeral arrangements were by Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, Revere. Burial was in St Michael’s Cemetery Roslindale. For guest book. www.vazzafunerals.com.

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Danielle Crane

Saugus resident

Danielle M. Crane of Saugus died on March 8.

She was the beloved daughter of Francis and Karen (Terenzi) Crane of Saugus; loving sister of Nicole Crane and William Crane both of Saugus; maternal granddaughter Harry C. and Angelina (Polcari) Terenzi of Revere, paternal granddaughter of Elizabeth Crane of Florida and the late William Crane.

Funeral arrangements were by the Bisbee-Porcella Funeral Home, Saugus. Burialw as in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to “In loving memory of Danielle Crane” c/o Citizens Bank. For condolences www.BisbeePorcell.com.

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Vincent Squillacioti Sr.

Of Medford, formerly of Revere

Vincent S. Squillacioti Sr. of Medford, formerly of Revere, died on March 10.

A US Army veteran of World War II, he was the beloved husband of the late Eleanor (Spinazola); devoted father of Vincent S. Squillacioti, Jr. of Medford and the late Diane Derby; loving grandfather of Kerry Derby of Saugus, Michael, Chris and Nick Squillacioti, all of Medford; great grandfather of Matthew Derby; brother of Joseph Squillacioti of Tewsbury.

Funeral arrangements were by the Dello Russo Funeral Home, Medford. Burial was at Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. For guest book dellorusso.net.

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Anthony Roberto

Entrepreneur

Anthony J. Roberto of Peabody died March 11 following a brief illness. He was 97 years old.

Born in Topsfield on April 3, 1913, he was the son of the late Alfonso and Grace (Paglia) Roberto. He was raised and educated in Beverly and Revere and was a graduate of Revere High School.

A successful entrepreneur, Mr. Roberto owned and operated the Tremont Pharmacy in Peabody, the Golden Anchor in Middleton, and the Golden Circle in Lynn. He also owned and operated the Service Bus Line of Revere.

He is survived by a brother, Frank Roberto of Peabody, four nieces, Lydia Kapamagian-Scarbriel, Aida Grace Mazzola, Judy Egan and Mary Ann Raisman: two nephews, Alphonse Pelonzi, and Alphone Roberto. He was the uncle of the late Samuel Roberto and Gerald Pelonzi.

Funeral arrangements were by C.R. Lyons & Sons, Funeral Directors, Danvers. Burial was in Annunciation Cemetery, Danvers. Donations in Mr. Roberto’s memory may be made to Haven from Hunger, P.O. Box 46, Peabody, MA 01960. www.LyonsFuneral.com.

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Paul Rizzo

Revere resident

Paul J. Rizzo of Revere died on March 10.

A Korean War veteran, he was the beloved son of the late Joseph and Rose Rizzo; dear brother of Jeannette Trionfi, her late husband Lorenzo, and the late Rita Misuraca and Joseph Rizzo Jr. He is also survived by many loving nieces, nephews and cousins.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons – Bruno Funeral Home, Revere.  Burial was at Holy Cross Cemetery. For guestbook please visit www.buonfiglio.com

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Patricia Blystone

Medford resident

Patricia E. (Chipman) Blystone of Medford died on March 9. She was 76 years old.

She was the beloved wife of the late James A. Blystone; loving mother of Cheryl A. and her husband, Michael J. DelGreco of Salem, NH and Kenneth J. and his wife, Donna M. Blystone of Derry, NH; devoted sister of Joan Spakoski of Revere, Carol Carlson of South Carolina, Walter Chipman of Weymouth and Arthur Chipman; cherished grandmother of Katelyn, Courtney, Kenneth, Jr. and Danielle.

Funeral arrangements were by the Beals-Geake-Magliozzi Funeral Home, Medford. For additional information,please visit, www.magliozzifuneralhome.com

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Raymond Morris Sr.

Charlestown resident

Raymond E. Morris Sr. of Charlestown died on March 10. He was 96 years old.

A US Navy veteran of World War II, he was a lifetime member of Logan V.F.W. Post # 26 of Somerville

He was the beloved husband of 73 years to the late Marion F. “Fran” (Levine) Morris; devoted father of Harriet O’Donnell and her husband, Philip, of Medford, Janet Woods of Charlestown, Roberta Freeman of Revere, Raymond E. Morris Jr. and his wife, Judi, of Florida., Samuel A. Morris and his wife, Marina, of Charlestown and Philip Morris and his wife, Carol, of Brighton; loving grandfather of 15 grandchildren, 29 great-grandchildren and one 1 great-great-grandchild; beloved brother of the late Rita Swales, Gus, William, George and Victor Morris; beloved uncle of Paul Morris of Florida.

Funeral arrangements were by the Frank H. Carr Funeral Home, Charlestown. Burial was at Woodlawn Cemetery,. In lieu of flowers, kindly make a memorial donation in Raymond’s name to All Care Hospice, 16 City Hall Sq., Lynn, MA 01901. For obituary and online condolences, www.carrfuneral.com

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Sister John Marie Stack

Religious and Nurse

Sister John Marie Stack, OSF, died in Assisi House on February 24. She was 81 years old.

She had been a professed member of the Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia for 61 years. Sister John Marie (Marguerite Mary Stack) was born in Brighton, MA but later moved to Revere where she was a member of the Immaculate Conception Parish and a graduate of Immaculate Conception High School. She entered the congregation in 1947 and professed her first vows in 1950. Sister John Marie graduated from St. Joseph Hospital, School of Nursing in Baltimore and later earned both a BSN and an MSN from the Catholic University of America in Washington. She ministered primarily iin healthcare as a nurse, nursing supervisor, nursing instructor, director of nursing services and chaplain.

Sister John Marie began her 13 years of ministry in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia serving at St. Mary Hospital from 1967 to 1971. When she returned to the aston area where she lived at Portiuncula Convent, serving as a driver for the sisters and volunteering as liturgist at Assisi House. She moved to Assisi House in early 2011 and served in prayer ministry until her death.

Sister John Marie ministered at St. Joseph Medical Center in Towson, Maryland for 31 years (1953 to 1964 and 1982 to 2002.) She also served for seven years at St. Francis Hospital School of Nursing in Trenton, New Jersey from 1971 to 1977 and 1980 to 1981.

She is survived by her brother and sister-in-law, John and Eleanor Stack, her nieces and nephews and her Franciscan family.

All services were held at Assisi House, 800 Red Hil Road. Burial was in Our Lady of Angels Cemetery in Aston. Donations in her name can be made to the Sisters of St. Francis Foundation, 609 S. Convent Road, Aston, PA 19014.

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Margaret Graffeo

Of Revere, formerly of Everett

Margaret (Venezia) Graffeo of Revere, formerly of Everett, died on March 7.

She was the beloved wife of the late Paul; mother of Charles of Revere, the late Paul Jr., Bernard J., Joseph, Margaret Graffeo-Albanese, and Michael. She was the sister of seven late siblings and is also survived by five grandchildren, Joseph, Geno, Venus Williams, Michelle and Paul and two great-grandchildren. She was the longtime companion of the late Peter Spassov.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Salvatore Rocco & Sons Funeral Home, Everett and all services were held in conjunction with her son, Michael. Burial was private. In lieu of flowers, donations in Margaret’s memory may be made to theAmerican Cancer Society, 9 Riverside Rd., Weston, MA 02493.

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Michael Graffeo

Revere resident

Michael Graffeo of Revere died on March 7.

He was the son of the late Paul and Margaret. (See Margaret_Graffeo notice).  Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Salvatore Rocco & Sons Funeral Home, Everett. (All visitation and prayer services were held in conjunction with his mother Margaret). Burial was private. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society , 9 Riverside Rd., Weston, MA 02493. www.roccofuneralhomes.com.

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Kathleen Romano

Owned Romano’s Hardware in Revere

Kathleen (McCarthy) Romano of Rhode Island, formerly of Lynnfield and Revere, died on March 9.

Along with her husband, she was the former proprietor of Romano Hardware, Revere. She was born in Revere and lived in Lynnfield for more than 50 years before moving to Rhode Island in 2005. She was active in the Lynnfield Senior Association and The Massachusetts Catholic Women’s Guild.

She was the beloved wife of the late Mario; devoted mother of Paul A. and his wife, Judith, of Haverhill and Dale M. Grogan and her husband, James, of North Kingston RI; cherished grandmother of Jason Romano of Methuen; dear sister of the late John T. McCarthy Jr. and Eileen F. McCarthy; loving aunt of many devoted nieces and nephews and their families.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, Revere. Burial was in Forest Hill Cemetery, Lynnfield. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Home & Hospice Care of Rhode Island. www.Buonfiglio.com

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Robert Dalrymple

Revere resident

Robert E. (Bobby Dell) Dalrymple of Revere, formerly of Somerville, died on March 8.

The beloved husband of Susan Foti, he was the loving father of Steve, Bobby, Normen and Jessie, all of Somerville, and the late Billy and Rickie; brother of Nancy and Fay and the late William; cherished grandfather of Nicky, Gino, Rosa, Johnny, Victor, Anthony, Billy Jr., Christal, Christina, Little Ricky, Lisa, Dawn, Showna, Eric, Olivia-Marie, Alexandria, Daniel, Steven, Gia-Marie, and Gianna and great-grandfather of Jocelyn.

Funeral arrangements were by the George L. Doherty Funeral Home, Somerville. In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Robert’s name to the American Cancer Society , 30 Speen Street, Framingham MA, 01701. For more information, please visit dohertyfuneralservice.com.

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