Linda M. Caruso, a lifelong Revere resident, died following a long 10-year valiant battle with cancer on March 26 at the University of Florida Hospital in Gainesville. She was 60 years old.
Born in Everett on May 2, 1950, she was raised and educated in Revere and lived in Revere all her life. She enjoyed puzzles and games such as Kismet, bowling and Word Whomp on Pogo, (which was her favorite.) She was a weekly regular at Bingo despite the fact that she always said “I hate Bingo! I never win.” That sense of humor translated to her work environment at Raytheon where she claimed to “make bombs.” The analytical skills she used at puzzles was put to good use at Raytheon where she worked on circuitry boards for the Patriot Missile and devised a new process that saved the company a lot of money.
Generous to a fault, she would often give gifts that she knew people wanted, even if it meant sacrificing her own needs. After a bout with cancer in 2001, she was appointed a co-apostle at the Rev. McDonough Healing & Restoration Ministry of Roxbury. An avid animal lover, she would often try to avoid pet stores because she could not bear to see “caged animals.” Very recently she moved to Florida where she could drive her convertible like Special Agent Gibbs from her favorite TV show, NCIS.
Paramount in her life was time spent with family. She was the daughter of the late Saverio and Violana (Nutile) Caruso; the cherished mother of Kelly Anne Caruso of Revere and the devoted grandmother of Kyle W. Budd of Revere; the dear sister of Retired Revere Fire Captain Saverio D. Caruso and his wife, Linda, of Swampscott, Beverly A. Nelson and her husband, Sheldon, of Northborough, MA, Annette McCall and her husband, Richard, of Ocala, Florida, Rosemarie Fitzgerald of Revere and Theresa “Terry” Masella and her husband, Domenic “Donnie” of Bedford, NH. She is also lovingly survived by her nephews and nieces, Christopher and Saverio Caruso, David Nelson, Andrea, Michael “Mikel” and Kayla Fitzgerald and, last but not least, she leaves her devoted canine companion, “Sammi.”
Family and friends are invited to attend visiting hours on Thursday, March 31 from 4 to 8 p.m. in the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Route 107) Revere. Her Funeral will be conducted on Friday, April 1 from the Funeral Home at 9:30 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in the Immaculate Conception Church, Revere, at 10:30 a.m. Burial will be in Puritan Lawn Memorial Cemetery, West Peabody. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Kaneius Cancer Research Foundation, 130 West 87th St., Suite 216, Erie, PA 16501.
Rita (Napoleone) Lucente of Revere died on March 29 after a long illness. She was 82 years old.
A homemaker, born and raised in the North End and East Boston, she lived in Revere for most of her adult life.
She was the beloved wife of Michael Lucente Sr.; devoted mother of Anthony of Revere, Gina Farrell and her husband, Stephen, of Wakefield, Michael Jr. and his wife, Renee, of Westford; dear sister of Marie Napoleone of the North End and Umberto Napoleone of Westwood. She is also survived by five loving grandchildren, Kaitlin and Kathleen Farrell, Nicole, Marissa and Michael Lucente III and 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 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 Woodlawn Cemetery. For guestbook or flowers visit www.buonfiglio.com.
Phyllis M. (Diss) Campello of Revere, formerly of Milton, died on March 28.
She was the beloved wife of the late Andrew Campello and the cherished daughter of the late Charles and Helen (Endres) Diss.
Her Funeral will be held today, Wednesday, from Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, 262 Beach St., Revere at 10 a.m. followed by a service in our Chapel of the Resurrection at 11 a.m. Family and friends may visit today, Wednesday, from 10 to 11 a.m. Burial will be in Cambridge Cemetery. For directions and guest book: www.vazzafunerals.com.
Liberata Antonetta Beatrice
Liberata Antonetta (Grieci) Beatrice of Revere died on March 26.
She was the beloved wife of the late Attilio Beatrice; devoted mother of Lucy Cefalo and her husband,_Joseph, Matilda “Tillie” Delvecchio and her husband, Michael, all of Saugus; dear sister of Palmina Eastwood of Everett and is also survived by her grandchildren; Carla and Philip Cefalo and great-grandchildren Nicholas and Vanessa Felicia Cefalo.
Her Funeral will be held from the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, 128 Revere St., Revere, today, Wednesday, at 8 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in Immaculate Conception Church at 9 a.m. Relatives and friends are kindly invited. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery. For guest book or flowers visit www.buonfiglio.com
Gina Emily Pulicari
Advocate in fight against MS
Gina Emily Pulicari of Andover, formerly of Danvers, a Senior Production Manager, died March 25 at Academy Manor Nursing Home in Andover. She was 56 years old.
Born in Boston, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Mary (Blengs) Pulicari. She was raised in Revere and Danvers, received her education in the Danvers School System and was a graduate of the Danvers High School, Class of 1975. Ms. Pulicari had been employed for 10 years as a senior production manager at Medtronic in Danvers until the time of her illness in 2000.
Prior to living in Haverhill, Ms. Pulicari lived in Danvers, Peabody and in Seabrook, NH for seven years. She had been an advocate in the fight against MS and appeared in a documentary on Channel 5 in 1998 stressing the importance of living with the disease. Her sense of humor helped her prevail throughout her illness.
She is survived by her step-mother, Agnes Pulicari, her care giver, Ron Vella of Seabrook, N.H., her step-sister, Judy Foye and her step-brother, Robert Surrette, and several nieces, nephews and cousins in Revere and Saugus.
Her Funeral will be held from the Peterson-O_Donnell Funeral Home, 167 Maple St., (Rte. 62) Danvers, today, Wednesday at 8:15 a.m. followed by her Funeral Mass in St. Mary of the Annunciation Church, Conant Street, Danvers at 9 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited. Burial will be in Annunciation Cemetery, Danvers._ For more information, inquire at 978-774-6600. Expressions of sympathy may be made in her memory to the Multiple Sclerosis National Society, 101 First Ave., #6, Waltham, MA 02154.
East Boston resident
Ann P. Bossi of East Boston died on March 25 following a long decline in health. She was 66 years old.
She was the beloved daughter of the late Domenic J. and Ida (Accomando) Bossi; cherished sister of Joseph A. Bossi and his wife, Jackie, of Orient Heights, East Boston, Rosemarie Sartori and her husband, James, of Lynnfield, Donna M. Gillis and her husband, Roland, of Danvers; devoted aunt to Karen A. Cornell and her husband, Eric, of Danville, NH, Joseph A. Bossi Jr. of Hamden, CT, Kimberly A. Kahl and her husband, Kelly, of Hermosa Beach, CA, Jay M. Sartori of Toronto, Canada, Nicole G. Silva and her husband, Dr. Jason A. Silva, of Shrewsbury, MA, and Katie M. Gillis and her fiancé, Paul J. Tenney, of Chestnut Hill. She is also lovingly survived by three grand nieces, Madison, Kaitlyn and Hallie.
Family and friends are invited to attend her Funeral from the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Rte. 107) Revere today, Wednesday, March 30, at 9 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in the Church of the Sacred Heart, 35 Brooks St., East Boston, at 10 a.m. Burial will be in Holy Cross Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the East Boston Elder Program, Attn. Dr. James Pedulla, 59 Meridian St., East Boston, MA 02128.
Hon. Michael Nazzaro, Jr.
Distinguished legislators, community leader
Hon. Michael A. Nazzaro, Jr. a well-respected and prominent member of the North End of Boston, died on March 26. He was 85 years old.
Born on June 2, 1925 on North Street in Boston’s North End, he was the son of the late Michael and Margaret (Camelio) Nazzaro. He later lived with his family on Endicott Street.
He served in the US Army during World War II and was honorably discharged in 1946 as a Sergeant Major. He then attended college at Mount St. Mary’s College (now University) in Emmitsburg, Maryland under the GI Bill, and earned his degree in Economics in 1950. After College, Mr. Nazzaro took a job in the US Bureau of Labor Statistics in Washington DC as a Business Economist, and also for the Office of Price Stabilization in order to assist in the Korean War effort.
Michael Nazzaro had a promising and successful career in Washington. However, he gave it all up to rescue his neighborhood from the New Boston Committee and the Boston Redevelopment Authority and their plans to demolish the North End – as they had the West End of Boston. He resigned his job in Washington DC, returned home to run for State Representative, and campaigned in order to save his neighborhood, the North End, from Eminent Domain.
He lost his first and second bids for a House seat, but persevered in order to passionately achieve his goal. He served in the House of Representative from 1958 through 1964 and opened the Nazzaro Insurance Agency. He fought diligently, and without the power of Eminent Domain, the New Boston Committee and the BRA could not touch the North End. Mike Nazzaro had accomplished what he’d set out to do, and saved his beloved North End.
Nazzaro accumulated a productive Legislative record and served in the Legislature until his retirement. Among his many accomplishments, he succeeded in ending the insurance companies’ redlining of the North End, and forced these companies to sell policies at reasonable rates to North End homeowners and businesses. He got funding for the North End’s first ice skating rink (on Stillman Street), and had legislation passed to transform Massachusetts Community colleges into colleges that were finally accredited. He was so proud of his Italian Heritage that he signed a Bill establishing Columbus Day as a bank holiday.
He lived on Hanover Street with his beautiful wife, Jean, raised three wonderful daughters, Laureen, Adele and Carla, and was so proud of his five beloved grandchildren. Along with being a loving family man, he was generous and selfless when it came to the people, and always without compensation. Much of what we take for granted today in the North End exists because Michael A. Nazzaro, Jr. gave up everything he had to rescue the North End from destruction.
He was the beloved husband of the late Jean Marie (Uva) Nazzaro; loving father of Laureen Anglin and her husband, Michael, of Medford, Adele Leonardi-LaFleur and her late husband, Frederick, of Newton, and Carla DiOrio and her husband, Berton, of Revere; dear brother of the late Lena Nazzaro and the late Louise Hlasny; loving grandfather of Laurie and Michelle Anglin, Frederick LaFleur, and Michael and Arianna DiOrio; brother-in law of George “Joe” Hlasny and uncle of Pamela Conrado and Dr. Robert Hlasny.
Funeral services will be held today, Wednesday, March 30 at 8:45 a.m. at Boston Harborside Home, 580 Commercial St. Boston, followed by a 10 a.m. Funeral Mass at Saint Stephen Church, corner of Hanover and Clark Street, Boston. Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery, Medford. Friends and relatives are respectfully invited to attend all services. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made to the Nazzaro Center, 30 North Bennett St., Boston, MA 02113. www.bostonharborsidehome.com.
Of Burlington, formerly of the North End
Jennie R. (Messina) Candelino of Burlington, formerly of the North End, died on March 21.
Born in Philadelphia, PA, she moved to the North End of Boston at the age of four and graduated from the Michael Angelo High School in the North End of Boston. She lived in the North End until she married her late husband, Rocco, and settled in Burlington where she resided for 50 years. She enjoyed traveling, cooking, dancing, but most of all she enjoyed being with her family.
She was the beloved wife of the late Rocco Candelino; loving mother of Joseph and his wife, Alicia, of Wilmington, Rosemarie Bucchino and her husband, James, of Boston, Joyce Rossi and her late husband, Edward, of Boston, Bernadette Ricciardi and her late husband, Patrick, of Revere, the late Janice Balzotti and her husband, Joseph, of East Boston and the late Rocco, Jr. and his wife, Deborah, of Burlington. She is also survived by 14 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren.
At the request of the family, funeral services and burial were private. Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Doyle-Lane Funeral Homes, Burlington.
Member of Revere Women of Moose and Revere Municipal City Workers Union
Linda M. (Ciampoli) Shaughnessy of Revere died on March 24 following a long illness. She was 53 years old.
A member of the Revere Municipal City Workers Union and the Revere Women of the Moose, she was the beloved wife of 30 years of Paul J. Shaughnessy, the cherished mother of Joseph P. and Matthew P., both of Revere; adored daughter of Albert and Beatrice (Boudreau) Ciampoli of Revere and Alton, NH; dear sister of David Ciampoli and his wife, Karen, of Saugus, Benjamin Ciampoli and his wife, Mary Lou, Nina Green and Revere Patrolman Paul J. Ciampoli, all of Revere, and Karen Ciampoli of Alton, NH. She is also lovingly survived by many nieces and 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 All Care Hospice, 16 City Hall Sq, Lynn, MA 01901.
Of Revere, formerly of East Boston
Joseph A. Scoppettuolo of Revere, formerly of East Boston, died on March 25.
A US Army veteran of World War II, he was a former employee of Draper Lab, Cambridge and a consultant at MSSA, Newton.
He was the beloved husband of Helen M. (Corrado) Scoppettuolo with whom he shared 57 years of marriage; loving father of Stephen Scoppettuolo and his wife, Christine, of Peabody, Carmine Scoppettuolo and his wife, Diane, of Georgetown and Sandra Boyd and her husband, Stephen, of Woburn; dear brother of Elena Rodrigues of New Hampshire, Julia Clausen of Florida, Josephine Scoppettuolo of Arlington, Mary Cimino and John “Sonny” Scoppettuolo, both of Medford, Anthony Scoppettuolo of Wilmington and the late Theresa Shire; cherished grandfather of six grandchildren, one great grandchild and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral arrangements were by Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, Revere. Burial was in Puritan Lawn Memorial Park, Peabody. For guest book: www.vazzafunerals.com.
Christine V. Lucas of Walnut Avenue, Revere died at the Massachusetts General Hospital on March 24 after a brief illness. She was 65 years old.
Born in Chelsea, she was the beloved daughter of the late Florence (Harkins) and William Mosher. A longtime resident of Winthrop and Revere, she was a 1963 graduate of Revere High School. She worked for Fidelity Investments for several years and then went on to work as a secretary for the Suffolk Count House of Corrections. She was also a board member of the League of Special Needs._
She was the beloved wife of the late Peter Lucas and the loving mother of Dawn Hurley and her husband, Chris, of Winthrop; the dear sister of Maureen Kidney of Lynn and David Mosher of Pennsylvania; the cherished grandmother of Jonathan, Charlotte, Christian and Julia.
The funeral will be conducted from the Ernest P. Caggiano and Son-O’Maley Funeral Home 147 Winthrop St., Winthrop today, Wednesday, March 30 at 9 a.m. followed by a funeral mass in St. Anthony’s Church, Revere at 10 a.m. Burial will be private. Memorial donations may be made to The Jimmy Fund, Dana-Farber Cancer Insitute, PO Box 849168, Boston MA 02284-9168.
Frank L. “Moe” Cardile of Everett died on March 24.
He was the beloved husband of Marjorie (Walsh); devoted father of Francesca, Kristina and John Cardile, all of Everett; loving grandfather of Nicholas and Olivia; dear brother of Grace Mauriello and the late Joseph Cardile and is also survived by many nieces and nephews.
Funeral arrangements were by the Dello Russo Funeral Home, Medford. Burial was at Glenwood Cemetery, Everett. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in his name to the Founders Affiliate of American Heart Association, PO Box 417005, Boston, MA 02241-7005. For obituary and guestbook dellorusso.net.
Of Wilmington, formerly of Revere
Lena M. (Borracci) Breda of Wilmington, formerly of Medford, Somerville and Revere, died on March 23.
She was the wife of the late Natale Breda; mother of Janice Sheehan of Amesbury, John Breda of England and the late Bette Culbert; sister of John Borracci of Oregon, Eva McAlvey of Michigan and the late Leo and Dino Borracci, Valda Shaw and Ida Semon. She is also survived by seven grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren.
Burial was in Holy Cross Cemetery with arrangements by the Burns Funeral Home 781-322-0194.
Of Winthrop, formerly of East Boston
Concetta “Connie” (Martino) Bombaci of Winthrop, formerly of East Boston, died on March 24.
She was the beloved wife of the late Ugo John Bombaci; devoted mother of Leona Bombaci of Pocasset , Cape Cod, Christine Bombaci of Wakefield, Paul of Enfield N.H, Diana Madore and her husband, Eric, of Amesbury; dear brother of William, Peter, Ferdinand Martino, Mary Arena and the late Joan Cusimano and Gerald Martino; cherished grandmother of Leo, Acadia, Alita and Ciara and is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews and her special care giver, Monique Jomes.
Funeral arrangements were by the Ruggiero Mazzarella Memorial Home (Orient Heights) East Boston. Burial was in Winthrop Cemetery. Memorial donation may be made to St Lazarus Parish Building Fund, 59 Ashley St., East Boston 02128 or to V N A Hospice, 100 Sylvan Road, Woburn 01801. For more infomation or to send the family an online condolence: www.ruggieromh.com.
Owned Joey’s Kozy Kitchen in Everett
Joseph A. Petrucelli of East Boston died unexpectedly on March 23. He was 83 years old.
A US Navy veteran of World War II, he was part of the peace keeping fleet in the Pacific as the war came to an end in 1945. He was an accomplished cook and baker who owned and operated Joey’s Kozy Kitchen, a diner style restaurant in the line section of Everett for more than 33 years. He was known for his cutlets, Pizzagiena and famous for his ice box cakes, Joey’s,_ as the locals called his diner, was a staple for the factory workers and for the generation of families who populated the industrial end of Everett.
He was the beloved husband of the late Frances (Bionelli) Petrucelli with whom he shared 42 years of marriage; devoted father of Paula Jean Petrucelli of East Boston and Mark J. Petrucelli and his wife Marilyn _Mally_ of Revere; cherished grandfather of Jonathan M. Petrucelli and Joseph M. Petrucelli and loving brother of the late Diana Losco.
Funeral arrangements were by Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, Revere. Burial was in Forest Glade Cemetery, Wakeifled. For guest book: wwwvazzafunerals.com.
Maria (Gucciardi) Armata of Revere died on March 24.
She was the beloved wife of the late Alberto Armata; loving mother of Andrew Armata and his wife, Karen, of Wilmington and Josephine Maher and her husband, Thomas, of Revere; cherished grandmother of Jason and his wife Kara, Christian and his wife, Leanne, Mary and Andrew; great-grandmother of Kallie McNeill, Jackson Thomas, Jake Alberto, Josh Lee, Talia Christian and Justin Andrew; dear sister of the late Joseph Gucciardi. She is also survived by loving nieces and nephews.
Funeral arrangements were by The Rapino Memorial Home, East Boston. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. Memorial donations may be made to either: Chelsea Jewish Nursing Home, 17 Lafayette Ave., Chelsea, MA 02150 or Alzheimer’s Association , Mass Chapter, 311 Arsenal St., Watertown, MA 02472. For online condolences, please visit www.rapinomemorialhome.com.
Member of several organizations
Hannah K. (Inglese) McCarthy of East Boston, formerly of Beachmont, died unexpectedly at her residence on March 21. She was 63 years old.
Born in Winthrop, she lived in Beachmont and East Boston for most of her life. She attended the Boston School System and graduated from East Boston High School, Class of 1965. She worked as a secretary and most recently became involved in the travel business as a booking agent.
She was also a member of the Winthrop Lodge of Elks, Past President of the Beachmont Ladies Auxiliary VFW Post 6712 and the Winthrop Emblem Club.
She was the beloved wife of Albert E. McCarthy of East Boston and dear daughter of Laura Passariell of East Boston and the late Quinton Stary; the devoted mother of Lawrence Ingless and his wife, Tara, of Londonderry, Michelle Macchione of Revere, Deborah Fudge and her husband, Keith of Everett and Jeffrey Inglese of East Boston. She was also the former mother in law of the late Charles Maccione; dear sister of Maryann Stary and Joseph Stary, both of East Boston and the late Quinton Stary; loving grandmother of Tony, Amanda, Lauren, Samantha, Erik, Lorenzo, Jon Vincent and Giovanni.
Funeral arrangements were by the Joseph R. Frazier Funeral Home, Winthrop. Burial was private. The family has requested that in lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy in her memory be donate to: The Crohns & Colitis Foundation, 386 Park Ave., South on the 17th Floor, New York City, NY 10016 or the Lupus Foundation, 40 Speen St., Framingham, MA 0170..
East Boston resident
Pasquale “Papi” Santoro of East Boston died on March 15.
He was the beloved brother of Madeline Hanley and Nicholas Santoro and his wife, Roseanne, all of East Boston and is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.
Funeral arrangements were by Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home. For guest book www.vazzafunerals.com.
Hairdresser and former Owner of Vogue Restaurant and Lounge in Saugus
Gloria T. (Barone) Contardo of Lynnfield died on March 22.
Born in Chelsea on January 30, 1935 to the late Carlo and Anna (Pagliuca) Barone, she grew up in Chelsea where she attended Our Lady of Grace Parochial School, graduated from Boston Trade School of Cosmotology and received her license for hairdressing. She worked as a hairdresser at Brooksby Village in Peabody for eight years and also worked as a hairdresser for many years at several hair salon’s in the Everett Square area including Dante’s.
She and her husband were the former owners of The Vogue Restaurant & Lounge on Route 99 in Saugus. She enjoyed working in real estate, sewing and most of all, her zest for life was her family and especially her grandchildren.
She was the wife of 54 years of Richard M. Contardo; devoted mother of Lisa A. Rizzo and her late husband, Richard, of Danvers, Richard Contardo and his wife, Marnie Goulding-Contardo, of Peabody and David Contardo and his wife, Kimberly, of Lynnfield; loving grandmother of Richard Rizzo, Nicholas and Jac Contardo, Cohle and Cashius Contardo; beloved sister of the late Louis C. Barone and sister-in-law of Josephine Barone of Saugus; loving aunt of Dorothea, Roxann, Melody, Heidi and many other nieces and nephews.
Funeral arrangements were by the Carr Funeral Home, Wakefield/Melrose line. Burial was at Puritan Lawn Memorial Park, Peabody. In lieu of flowers, kindly make a memorial donation in her name to Hospice of the North Shore & Greater Boston, 75 Sylvan St., Suite B-102, Danvers, MA 01923. For obituary and on line condolences www.carrfuneral.com.