Obituaries 04-13-2011

April 13, 2011
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Peter Lattanzi

Founder of Lattanzi Insurance Agency

Peter P. Lattanzi, founder of Lattanzi Insurance Agency and a lifelong resident of Revere, died on April 9 after a long battle with cancer at the Shaughnessy Kaplan Rehab Center in Salem. He was 68 years old.

He was the beloved husband for 46 years to Linda (Spagnolo); loving father of Phyllis (Lattanzi) Landers and her husband, Jim, of Abington, Peter P. Lattanzi Jr. and his wife, Corey, of Reading; brother of Celeste Lattanzi of Revere; beloved son of Peter D. Lattanzi and the late Mary (Dieso); cherished papa to Lauren, James, Ryan, Drew and Sean Landers, Leah, Olivia, Elizabeth and Emma Lattanzi; cherished son in law to Esther Spagnolo and the late Domenic; brother in law to Carol Sweezey and her husband, Bob, of Melrose, Tina D’Augusta and her husband, Peter, of Revere, Ross Spagnolo of Virginia, Christine Wilder of Wakefield, Janet Walsh and her late husband, Jack, of Wilmington, Paul Spagnolo of Boxford and many nieces and nephews.

His Funeral will be held from the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, 128 Revere St., Revere today, Wednesday, April 13 at 9:30 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in Immaculate Conception Church at 10:30 a.m. Relatives and friends are kindly invited. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in his name can be sent to the Jimmy Fund c/o Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, PO Box 849168, Boston, MA 02284-9168. For guest book visitwww.buonfiglio.com.

Matthew Alan Rush

Retired Air Force SMSGT

Matthew Alan Rush of Belleville, Ill, formerly of Revere, died on March 22 at St. Louis University Hospital, St. Louis. He was 49 years old.

Born in Winthrop on May 19, 1961, he was a retired US Air Force SMSGT and a Gulf War veteran. He worked at Headquarters Air Mobility Command at Scott Air Force Base as Chief of Terminal Instruments Procedures Branch.

He was the brother of the late Michael Rush and is survived by his parents, John and Jacqueline (Reily) Rush of Revere; three children, Christopher Rush of Brighton, Colorado, Tyler Rush and Savannah Rush of Belleville, Illinois; two brothers, John Rush of Salt Lake City, Utah and Mark (Yanni) Rush of Derry, NH; a sister, Andrea (Lawrence) Melanson of Winthrop; his nieces and nephews, Jacob, Nicholas and Reilly Rush and Michael, Andrew, Lorenzo and Christina Rush and many friends.

Funeral arrangements were by the Moll Funeral Home, Mascontah, Illinois. Burial with military honors was at the Barracks National Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Juvenile Diabetes Fondation. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting: mollfuneralhome.com.

Alexander Drinkwater

Retired Revere Fire Lieutenant

Retired Revere Fire Lt. Alexander J. Drinkwater died unexpectedly on April 10 at the Boston Medical Center. He was 90 years old.

Born and raised in Revere, he was a life long resident of this city and a graduate of Revere High School, Class of 1939. “Andy,” as he was affectionately known, served on the Revere Fire Department for more than 40 years, retiring in 1983. He was still most active serving on the Revere Planning Board and the Revere Fire Department Credit Union. He was also a member of the Soccorso Club of Revere.

He was the husband of the late Phyllis M. (Gray) Drinkwater who died in 2003; devoted father of Annette B. “Chickie” Doucette and her husband, Kevin, of Revere; cherished grandfather of Jacqueline S. Brundage of Austin, Texas; dear brother of Lillian LaCava , Gilda Mercurio, Laura M. Bevilacqua,¬† Joseph A. Bevilacqua and his wife, Edith, all of Revere and the late Laura M. Bevilacqua, Mary Compiano and Charles Bevilacqua and is also lovingly survived by many nieces and nephews.

Family and friends are invited to attend visiting hours on Thursday, April 14 from 4 to 8 p.m. in the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, 773  Broadway (Route 107) Revere. His funeral will be held on Friday, April 15 at 9 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Anthony of Padua Church, Revere at 10 a.m. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701.

Ralph Corbielle

GE retiree

Ralph A. “Bud” Corbeille died April 11 after a brief illness in the Chelsea Soldiers Home.

Born in Boston and raised and educated in Revere, he served in the US Navy during World War II and retired in 1984 from the GE in Lynn after 42 years of service in the Turbine Division.

The son of the late Alphonzo B. and Eileen (Doona) Corbielle, he was the devoted bother of Henry W. Corbelle and his wife, Lesley, of Revere and the late Caroline Swaine; loving uncle to Donald Corbelle of Revere, Carleen Falzone of Boxford, Michael Corbelle of Byfield, Eileen Doyle, Ralph Corbelle and Christopher Corbelle, all of Revere, Eileen Frye of Peabody and the late Ralph Swaine.

Family and friends are invited to attend visiting hours on Saturday, April 16 from 9 to 10:45 a.m. followed by a Funeral Service at the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway, (Route 107) Revere. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to: The Patients Recreation Fund at Chelsea Soldiers Home, 91 Crest Avenue, Chelsea, MA 02150.

Edward Ross, Jr.

Employed by Ross Family Greyhound Kennels

Edward J. Ross, Jr. died on April 8 at Morton-Plant Hospital, St. Petersburg, Florida, following a long battle with chronic obstructive lung disease.

Born and raised in Lynn, he was a graduate of St. Joseph’s Elementary School. The family moved to St. Petersburg, Florida and he graduated from St. Petersburg Junior High and St. Petersburg Junior College. For a time, he worked in the family business, the Ross Family Greyhound Kennels of New Hampshire and St. Petersburg. He then went to work for “American Tote” of Memphis, TN, for several years, and returned to St. Petersburg to work for GTE-Verizon for more than 10 years.

At a very young age, he became a motorcycle enthusiast and developed an innate curiosity about their construction and ride. He belonged to several bike clubs in Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Florida. He also developed a passion for Rock & Roll and Blues that continued throughout his long illness.

Mr. Ross has been battling chronic lung disease for more than 10 years which caused him to take a very early retirement. Underneath his hardened exterior image, there lay a kind, generous and benevolent  gentleman who came forth increasingly with age. He was all about family and longed for his siblings to be most present in his life. All of his siblings, as well as their families, were in attendance when he passed last Friday evening.

He was the son of the late Edward J. Ross, Sr. and Mary Louise (Hannon) Ross; devoted brother to Robert W. Ross of St. Petersburg, Florida, Patricia A. Capossela and her husband, Alexander F. Sr., “Bobby” Caposella, Mary Lou Ross and Cynthia M. Ross, all of Revere; cherished uncle of Alexander F. Capossela Jr. Lauren M. and Robert E. Caposella, all of Revere, Shanah L. Ross-DiMare of Revere, Jeremy E. Ross and his life-mate, Daniella Roy, of Florida, Jessica S. Ross and her husband, Daniel Souza, all of Hampton, NH. He was the loving nephew of Anna Nelson and her late husband, Roy, of Marblehead, Dorothy Fernekess and her husband, William, of Hubbardston, MA and Charles Hannon and his wife, Linda, of North Reading. He also leaves a daughter, Courtney Ryan Ross of St. Petersburg, Florida.

Family and friends are invited to attend a visitation on Saturday, April 16 from 1:30 to 3:15 p.m. in the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway, (Route 107) Revere. Private burial will be held at a later date in St. Mary’s Cemetery of Lynn.

Christopher Gagne

Revere resident

Christopher P. Gagne of Revere, formerly of Saugus, died on April 7.

He was the loving son of Joseph W. Gagne of Maine and Paula Butler of Saugus; beloved brother of Robert S. Gagne of Billerica, David W. Gagne of Revere, Lynne M. Gagne of Boston and Donald P. Butler of Saugus; dear uncle of Coleen E. Gagne, Scott J. Gagne and Kaelyn R. Butler; step-brother of Paul and John Butler, both of Billerica, Lee Butler of Lowell and Julie Sullivan of Methuen.

A graveside service will be held at Riverside Cemetery, 164 Winter St., Saugus on Thursday at 1:30 p.m. Relatives and friends are invited. At his request, visiting hours have been omitted. Arrangements are by Bisbee-Porcella Funeral Home, 549 Lincoln Ave., Saugus. For condolences: www.BisbeePorcella.com.__

Anne Saggese

East Boston resident

Anne (Vellante) Saggese of East Boston died on April 9. She was in her 90th year.

The beloved wife of the late Pasquale “Pat” Saggese with whom she shared 64 years of marriage, she was the loving mother of Joseph Saggese and his wife, Carmela, of Indiana and Gus Saggese and his wife, Tayna, of Saugus; dear sister of Ida Meoli of Saugus and the late Albert, Frank and Joseph Vellante and cherished grandmother of Adam, Stephanie, Gustin and Anthony Saggese and five great grandchildren.

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

Gloria MacDonald

Of Lynn, formerly of Revere

Gloria E. (DeLena) MacDonald, formerly of Revere, died unexpectedly on April 7 at the Sawtelle Family Hospice House of Danvers. She was 80 years old.

Mrs. MacDonald was born and raised in Revere, graduated from Revere High School and lived in Revere until moving to Lynn in 2003. A devoted wife, mother, sister, aunt, grandmother and friend to many.

Her late husband, Frank “Mac” MacDonald died in October of 2002. She was the cherished mother of Steven R. MacDonald and his wife, Wendy, of Lynn, Lt. Col. Charles R. MacDonald and his wife, Stephanie, of Fort Monroe, VA and the late David R. MacDonald who passed in September of 209 (Steven and David were both teachers within the Revere School System); cherished grandmother of Meredith N. MacDonald of Lynn, Kendall M. and Kaitlin E. MacDonald, both of Revere, Elizabeth K. and Nicholas J. MacDonald, both of Fort Monroe, VA; dear sister of Joseph V. DeLena of Indian Rocks, FL, Richard DeLena and his wife, Marilyn, of Florida, Robert DeLena and his wife, Joan, of Melrose, Jerry DeLena, Frank DiLena and his wife, Esther, all of Revere, and the late Ronald and Louis DeLena, Rose Marotta and Catherine Penza. 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 The Hospice of the North Shore, 75 Sylvan St., Danvers, MA 01923.

Helen Sweeney

Former Revere resident

Helen F. (Cucinotti), formerly of East Boston and Revere, died suddenly on March 13. She was 63 years old.

She was the beloved mother of Robert Sweeney, formerly of East Boston, Marjorie Salvo and Judeth Pepe of Revere, and Claire Cedrone of Billerica. She is also the beloved grandmother of one granddaughter, four grandsons, and one great-granddaughter.

Family and friends are invited to join her family on Saturday, April 23 from 3 to 6 p.m. for a Memorial Gathering at The Continental Restaurant, 266 Broadway, Rte. 1 North, Saugus, MA 01906, (781-233-2587).

Rita Lucente

Revere resident

Rita (Napoleone) Lucente of Revere, formerly of the North End and East Boston, died on March 28 after a long illness. She was 82 years old.

A homemaker, 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 and is also survived by her five loving grandchildren, Kaitlin and Kathleen Farrell, Nicole, Marissa and Michael Lucente III and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, Revere. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery. For guestbook visit www.buonfiglio.com.

Delia Martino

Revere resident

Delia (Crisafi) Martino of Revere died on March 28. She was in her 100th year.

She was the beloved wife of the late Atty. Ralph F. Martino; devoted mother of Eda Nichols and her husband, Gene, of Peabody and Mary Ferullo and her husband, Roger, of Wakefield; loving grandmother of Steven and David Nichols, Anita Capozzi and her husband, Michael; dear sister of the late Joseph Crisafi, Mary Aucella and Emma LaMonica and is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.

Memorial donations may be made to the St Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St Jude Place, Memphis TN 38105-1905 or Catholic TV Center PO box 9196, 34 Chestnut St., Watertown MA 02471. Burial was private with arrangements entrusted to Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home: www.Buonfiglio.com.

Mary Ciano

Former Everett school crossing guard

Mary L. (Ardizzoni) Ciano of Everett died on April 7.

A former School Crossing Guard on the corner of Glendale and Morris Streets in Everett, she was the beloved wife of Angelo; mother of Michael of Revere and is also survived by nieces and nephews. She was the sister of 10 late brothers.

Funeral arrangements were by the Salvatore Rocco & Sons Funeral Home, Everett. Memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Association , 20 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701 or the Immaculate Conception Church, 489 Broadway, Everett, MA 02149. Entombment was at Mt. Auburn Mausoleum, Cambridge.

Rosina Beatrice

Lifelong Revere resident

Rosina “Rose” (Camuso) Beatrice of Revere died on April 6. She was 92 years old.

The beloved wife of the late Henry Beatrice, she was the devoted mother of Henry and his wife, Lita and James and his wife, Diane, all of Revere and the late Diana Scapicchio; dear sister of Louise Casey of Salem and the late Anna DiPerri and Marie Sarcia. She is also survived by four loving grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, Revere. Burial was in Holy Cross Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the Lighthouse Nursing Care Center, 204 Proctor Ave., Revere, MA. 02151 or Italian Home for Children, 1125 Centre St., Jamaica Plain, MA 02130. For guestbook visit www.buonfiglio.com.

Teresa Miller

Of Stoneham, formerly of Revere

Teresa A. (Joyce) Miller, formerly of Revere and Roxbury, died in Stoneham on April 4 following a long illness. She was 81 years old.

She was a lady of Irish heritage and most proud of it and most proud of her dear late parents, Michael and Anne (Laffey) Joyce, who immigrated to the USA amidst all the struggles and difficulties of that era. She considered her life’s work, her family and the care of the elderly, as paramount to her heart.

She was the beloved wife of 54 years of the late Herbert Nathan Miller; cherished mother of Sandra A. Orsini and her husband, Michael, and Paula McKinnon and her husband, Robert, all of Lynnfield, devoted grandmother of Rachel A. Murphy and her husband, Kevin, of Danvers, Steven M. Orsini of North Reading, Jason M. Orsini, Lauren B. and Jacqueline R. McKinnon, all of Lynnfield; dear sister of Michael Joyce of Brookline, Helen Paulson of Brockton and the late John and Thomas Joyce, Mary Spence, Margaret Garvey and Anna Colten and is also lovingly survived by many nieces and nephews.

Services and burial at Puritan Lawn Memorial Cemetery, West Peabody were private. Because of the overwhelming kindness and care given to her and to her entire family at Sawtelle Family Hospice of Reading, the family asks that, rather than flowers, remembrances be made to the VNA of Middlesex-East, 607 North Ave., Wakefield, MA 01880, attn. Sawtelle Family Hospice. Arrangements were in the care of Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals of Revere.

Camille Tremonte

Of Rhode Island, formerly of Revere

Camille N. (Ventre) Tremonte of Providence, RI, formerly of East Boston and Revere, died on April 5 following a long illness. She was 79 years old.

 

She was a member of the East Boston Social Center and a retiree of the Commonwealth of Mass (Div. of Long Term Care).

She was the cherished mother of Stephen D. Tremonte and his wife, Jay, of Revere, Cyndee Phoenix and her husband, Edward, of Providence, RI and the late Harold J. Tremonte Jr.; beloved sister of Charles Ventre and his wife, Geraldine, of Saugus and is also lovingly survived by eight grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, Revere. Burial was in Puritan Lawn Memorial Cemetery, West Peabody. In lieu of flowers, remembrances, may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association , 311 Arsenal St., Watertown, MA 02472.

Felix Caliendo

Florida resident

Felix V. Caliendo of Florida, formerly of Malden, died on April 2.

He was the beloved husband of Carmella (Colarusso) Caliendo of Florida and the dear brother of Anita Gonski of Bridgewater.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons~Bruno Funeral Home, Revere. Entombment was in Holy Cross Mausoleum.

Angela Parisi

Of Revere, formerly of Venezuela

Angela (DeStefano) Parisi of Revere, formerly of Venezuela, died recently.

She was the beloved wife of the late Luigi Parisi; devoted mother of Maria Esposito of Canada, Rosanna Digitale and her husband, Emilio, of Revere, Nora Furino and her husband, Sebastiano, of Italy, Felicia DeAndrade and her husband, Humberto, of Florida and the late Luigi Parisi; cherished grandmother of 14 grandchildren as well as the late Venessa Digitale.

For for more information or to send an online condolence, visit: www.ruggieromh.com.

James DeBay

Of Peabody, formerly of East Boston

James B. “Jay” DeBay of Peabody, formerly of East Boston, died on April 5. He was 49 years old.

The loving son of the late Clyde and Eleanor (Rao) DeBay, he was the devoted father of Steven and Marisa DeBay, both of Danvers;_ dear brother of Dianne Curry and her husband, Robert, of East Boston, Philip DeBay of Revere and Clyde Christopher DeBay of East Boston; former husband of Karen DeBay (Peterson) of Danvers and is also survived by many cherished nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Ruggiero Mazzarella Memorial Home, East Boston. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery. For more information or to send an _online condolence: www.ruggieromh.com.

Rabbi Dr. Maynard Schlager

Of Florida, formerly of Revere

Rabbi Dr. Maynard Schlager of Boynton Beach, FL, formerly of Malden and Revere, died on April 5. He was 83 years old.

He was the devoted husband of Nathalie (Lewin); beloved father of Michael; dear step-father of Mason, David and his wife, Elyse, and Diane and her husband, Joel; cherished grandfather of Matthew, Spencer, Danielle, Benjamin, Steven and Nicole; loving brother of the late Dorothy Sokolove and Rabbi Dr. Milton Schlager.

Services were held at Sharon Memorial Park, Sharon. Shiva was observed in New York. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be donated to the Boca Raton Synagogue, 7900 Montoya Circle, Boca Raton, FL. 33433. For online condolences and directions go to: www.goldmanfc.com

Evelyn Ann Mosley

Of Florida, formerly of Everett

Evelyn Ann (Burley) Mosely of Spring Hill, Florida, formerly Everett, died after a brief illness on March 29 at Oak Hill Hospital. She was 49 years old.

She is survived by her loving husband, Paul; her beloved sons, Stephen and Adam Desmond, both of Everett; her mother, Irene Burley, of Everett, her sisters, Dianne Mallett, of Revere, Michele Paradis and her husband, Steven, of Revere, Patricia Wade and her husband, Peter, of Everett, Lisa Dellsola and her husband, Scott, of Derry, NH, her brother, Arthur Burley, of Concord, NH, as well as many nieces, nephews and friends.

A memorial mass was held at the Immaculate Conception Parish, Everett. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in her name to the Saint Jude Children’s Research Hospital, #28128085, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN, 38105.

Frances Andreottola

Lifelong Revere resident

Frances (Pittelli) Andreottola, a lifelong Revere resident, died on April 5.

She was the beloved wife of the late Nicholas; devoted mother of Frank and his wife, Phyllis, of Saugus, Donna Bowden and her husband, Peter, of Revere and Paul and his wife, Dianne, of Newburyport; loving grandmother of Brian Andreottola and his wife, Michelle, Michael Bowden and his wife, Tara, Kimberly Cobbett and her husband, Jon, Jaime O’Byrne and her husband, Chris, David Bowden and Kris and Rose Andreottola; dear sister of Anthony Pittelli and Rosemarie Ellsworth, both of Revere. She is also survived by three loving great grandchildren Vanessa, Nicholas and Caleigh and 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 may be made to St Jude Children’s Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis TN 38105-1905 or Boston Catholic TV 55 Chapel St PO Box 9109 Newtonvile Ma 02460.

Louis Colombo

Of Florida, formerly of Chelsea

Louis Colombo of Naples, FL, formerly of Chelsea, died on March 27. He was 59 years old.

He served in the US Army and was a veteran of the Vietnam War and the recipient of a National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal and Vietnam Campaign Medal.

He was the son of the late Guy Anthony Colombo and Anita and Angelo Boccuzzi; father of Erica Colombo of Boston, brother of Mareann (George) Kaddaras of Wakefield, the late Anthony (Georgette) Colombo of Melrose, Robert (Meryl) Boccuzzi of Naples, FL, Vito Boccuzzi of Revere, Lucy Lally of Swampscott and Anthony (Annette) Boccuzzi of Peabody; nephew of Madeline Cardinale of New York, uncle of several nieces and nephews in the Boston area, and former husband of Deborah Clayman of Revere and Kathy Colombo of Maine.

A Memorial Service will be held at a future date; notification to follow. Donations in his memory may be made to the Chelsea Soldiers Home, 91 Crest Ave., Chelsea, MA 02150.

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