Active at St. Anthony’s Church
Josephine (Gelardi) Moccia, a lifelong Revere resident, died on May 13 at the Massachusetts General Hospital. She was 86 years old.
Born in Revere, she attended Revere Schools and was a former office manager for Liberty Mutual Insurance Company. A 30-year CCD Teacher, she was the Past Prefect of the Ladies Sodality, a Eucharistic Minister and a member of Finance Committee at St Anthony’s Church.
She was the daughter of the late Joseph and Pauline Gelardi; the beloved wife of the late John “Jake”; devoted mother of Joanne “Harlee” Bean and her husband, Jesse, of California and Paula MacDonald and her husband, John, of Revere; loving grandmother of Lauren, Thomas John and Adrianna; dear sister of Anthony Gelardi of New Hampshire and the late Matthew Gelardi, Anne Gelardi, Celia DelVecchio, Vincenza Randazzo and Mary Patch and is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.
A special thank you to Janet Cefalo for all her dedication, love and support.
The Funeral will be held from the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, 128 Revere St., Revere, today, Wednesday, May 18, at 10 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St Anthony’s Church at 11 a.m. Relatives and friends are kindly invited. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers please make memorial donations to “The Community Family” 106 Wyllis Ave, Everett, MA 02149. www.Buonfiglio.com.
Owner and President of Lou Rudzinsky Association Inc.
Lou Rudzinsky, a resident of Revere for 19 years, formerly a resident of Belmont for 25 years and Hypoluxo, FL died on May 15.
He was born and raised in Everett and was a graduate of both Everett High School (Class of 1951) and Northeastern University (Class of 1956). He was the Personnel Director for ITEK Corp, the Human Resource Director of AVCO Everett Research Lab, and the President and Owner of Louis Rudzinsky Association Inc. Personnel and Placement Consultants. He was a lecturer at Northeastern University, Secretary of the Personnel Board for the Town of Belmont and Vice President of the PTA. He was also the President of the M.P.P.C and past president of F.I.P.C.
He was the beloved husband of Muriel (Baltimore) Rudzinsky; the devoted father of Howard Rudzinsky and his wife, Cherie, Jeff Rudzinsky and his wife, DeeDee, David Rudzinsky, and Lisa Keeler and her husband, Chuck; the dear brother of the late Robert Rudin; the loving grandfather of Danny, Kelsey, Nick, Jessie, Kelsie, Michael, Max, Jack, Sophie, Abe and Sam.
Graveside services will be held at Sharon Memorial Park, 120 Canton St. Sharon, today, Wednesday, May 18 at 10:45 a.m. Memorial observance will be held at his late residence following the burial today until 9 p.m., Thursday from 2 to 9 p.m. and Friday from 2 to 7 p.m. Memorial donations may be made to Franciscan Hospital for Children, 30 Warren Street Boston, MA 02135 or to the Aid For Cancer Research, 25 Liberty St. Natick, MA 01760. (Torf Funeral Service 617-889-2900 www.torffuneralservice.com.
Michael J. Mahoney of Lucia Avenue, Revere died suddenly at home on May 15. He was 44 years old.
Born in Revere, he was the beloved son of Janice M. (Devine) and the late Robert C. Mahoney. A 1984 graduate of Revere High School, he worked as a painter for many years and was a member of the Painter’s Union.
He was the cherished father of Kayla and the dear brother of Deborah Mackey and her husband, Timmy, of Peabody, Robert Mahoney and his wife, Gina, of Revere, Eddie Mahoney and his wife, Marybeth, of Melrose, Thomas Mahoney and his wife, Deborah, of New Hampshire, Maureen Mahoney of Revere, Kevin Mahoney and his fiancé, Lisa Sullivan, of Brockton and Mary McNeil of Revere. He is also survived by many loving nieces, nephews, one grand niece and one grand nephew.
His Funeral will be held from the Ernest P. Caggiano and Son-O’Maley Funeral Home, 147 Winthrop St., Winthrop on Thursday, May 19 at 9 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. John the Evangelist Church, Winthrop at 10 a.m. Burial will follow the Mass in the Belle Isle section of Winthrop Cemetery. For directions or to sign his online guestbook go to www.caggianofuneralhome.com.
Of South Carolina, formerly of Revere
Jeanette (Harrington) Landano of South Carolina, formerly of Revere, died on May 9.
She was the beloved wife of the late Joseph Landano and is survived by four children, one sister, three brothers, eight grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.
A graveside service was held in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the charity of your choice. www.Buonfiglio.com.
Of Burlington, formerly of Revere
Andrew Hiscock of Burlington died on May 13.
Raised and educated in Revere, he was the husband of Myrtilla (D’Oliveira); loving father of Tanya Elliott and her husband, Kenneth, of Billerica, Cynthia Saudarg and her husband, Charles, of Atlanta, GA, and Andrea Hiscock of Tewksbury; brother of Phyllis Watson of Malden, Harry Hiscock of Nashua, NH, the late Elizabeth Doke, George, Mildred and Helen Hiscock; grandfather of Renee and Christina Elliott and Michael and C.J. Saudarg.
His Funeral will be held from the Edward V. Sullivan Funeral Home, 43 Winn St., Burlington (Exit 34 off Rt. 128, Woburn side) on Thursday, May 19 at 10 a.m. Followed by Graveside Services at Pine Haven Cemetery, Bedford Street, Burlington at 11 a.m. Visiting hours are today, Wednesday, from 5 to 8 p.m. For directions, obituary and online guestbook see www.sullivanfuneralhome.net.
Former Federal Government Manager
Luciano Salerno of Revere died on May 14. He was 88 years old.
A US Army veteran of World War II and a former Federal Government Manager, he was the beloved husband of Maria (Bottari); devoted father of Melina Salerno and her partner, Kathy Sanders, of Arlington and Anne Marie Halpin and her husband, Michael, of Salem; loving grandfather of Sean Michael, Christian Anthony, Alina Rose and Max; dear son of the late Rafaele and Maria Domenica (Franco) Salerno; cherished brother of Mary Frasca of Boston, Gloria Luciano of Everett and the late Anthony and Danny.
Funeral arrangements were by the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, Revere. Burial was in St. Michael’s Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Chelsea Soldiers Home, 91 Crest Ave., Chelsea MA 02150. www.Buonfiglio.com.
Patsy (Patterson) Testa of Revere died on May 13 at Epoch of Melrose. She was 75 years old.
Born in Newark, Ohio, the daughter of the late Llyod and Emma (Four) Patterson, she was a home maker who graduated from high school in Ohio and attended Ohio State University.
She was the beloved wife of Robert Testa; devoted mother of Melody Tosi and her husband, Philip, of Salisbury; loving grandmother of Vallerie, Stephanie and Dylan; dear sister of Diana Jones of New Mexico.
Funeral arrangements were by the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, Revere. Burial was in Puritan Lawn Memorial Park. www.Buonfiglio.com.
Of Chelsea, formerly of Revere
Joseph A. Tamagna of Chelsea, formerly of Revere, died on May 13.
A US Navy veteran of World War II and a member of the Saugus VFW, he was the beloved husband of 46 years to Lydia (Lava) Tamagna of Chelsea; loving son of the late James and Susie (Cataloni) Tamagna; dear brother of Carol Moran of West Peabody, Grace Brown of Wilmington and Robert Long of New Hampshire and is also survived by many loving nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.
Funeral arrangements were by the Frank A. Welsh & Sons Funeral Home, Chelsea. Burial was in Puritan Lawn Memorial Park, Peabody. To send expressions of sympathy, please visit www.WelshFuneralHome.com.
Joseph Limoli Sr.
Of Tewksbury, formerly of Revere
Joseph J. “Joe” Limoli Sr. of Tewksbury, formerly of Revere, died on May 11.
He was the beloved husband of the late Angelina “Dolly” (Rappa); loving father of Joseph J. Jr. and Leona “Lee” White, both of Tewksbury, and Judi Lindberg and her husband, Dana, of Amesbury and the late Edward J. Limoli of Revere; beloved brother of Ellie Fitzgerald of Revere and many late brothers and sisters. He is survived by 10 loving grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren.
Funeral arrangements were by the Salvatore Rocco and Sons Funeral Home, Everett. Burial was at Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Immaculate Conception Parish, 22 Lowe St, Revere 02151 or the Jimmy Fund, 44 Binney St, Boston 02115. roccofuneralhomes.com
Rose A. (Rosenberg) Shultz died on May 11 at the Lighthouse Nursing Home in Revere. She was 93 years old.
Born in Chelsea, she lived in Revere and was a graduate of Revere High School and Salem State College, Class of 1939. She taught at the Louis Pasteur and Mary T. Ronan Schools and later in her career, until retirement, she was a remedial reading teacher. She was a member of the Hadassah B’nai B’rith. She spent her life dedicated to her husband and family.
The beloved wife of the late Morris L. Shultz, she was the devoted mother of Elaine Gadon and her companion, James O’Brien, of Winthrop; loving daughter of the late Max and Mary Rosenberg; dear sister of Manuel Rosenberg and his wife, Janice, the late Dorothy Cohen and her late husband, Samuel, the late Selma Leibowitz and husband, Harold, the late Bernard “Sunny” Rosenberg and his late wife, Rhoda, and sister in law to the late Philip and Bella Weisberg. She was the grandmother of Jay Gadon, Bradley Gadon and his wife, Amy, and Heather Gadon-Lee and her husband, Andrew; dear great-grandmother of Myles, Marley, Maxwell, Ethan and Rachael. She is also survived by many nieces, nephews and extended family and friends who loved her dearly.
Services were held at the Torf Funeral Chapel, Chelsea. Burial was in Sharon. Memorial donations may be made to the Lighthouse Nursing Home, 204 Proctor Avenue, Revere, MA 02151 or to the Alzheimer’s Association, 311 Arsenal St, Watertown, MA 02472. For on line guestbook visit www.torffuneralservice.com.
Concetta (Gianino) Villalba of Revere, formerly of Augusta Italy, died on May 11.
A member St. Domenic Society of Boston, she was the beloved wife of the late Giulio; devoted mother of Lucia Russo and her husband, Giovanni, of Revere and Dominic Villalba and his wife, Ellen, of Florida and is also survived by six loving grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral arrangements were by the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, Revere. Entombment was in Woodlawn Mausoleum. Memorial donations may be made to the Kaplan Family Hospice House, 78 Liberty St., Danvers MA 01923. www.Buonfiglio.com
Lucy Pearl Kyle
VFW Ladies Auxiliary member and Chelsea Soldiers Home volunteer
Lucy Pearl (Beranger) Kyle of Revere died on May 11.
A member of the VFW Ladies Auxiliary and a volunteer at the Chelsea Soldiers Home, she was the beloved wife of the late Robert Kyle, the devoted mother of Robert and his wife, Wanda, of North Conway, NH and Kenneth and his wife, Patricia, of Revere; dear sister of the late Phillip, Charles, Peter, Joseph, Dorothy Cirone, Blanche Raab and Vivian Beranger; cherished grandmother of six and great-grandmother of eight.
Funeral arrangements were by the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons~Bruno Funeral Home, Revere. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to: Chelsea Soldiers Home 91 Crest Ave, Chelsea, MA 02150. For guestbook please visit: www.Buonfiglio.com.
Christine M. Franzese of Winthrop died at the Marist Hill Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Waltham on Sunday, May 8 after a long illness. She was 54 years old.
Born in Boston, the beloved daughter of Rita (Langone) and the late William P. Franzese, she was a lifetime resident of Winthrop. She was a 1974 graduate of Winthrop High School, a 1986 graduate of Emerson College, and a 1999 graduate of the Massachusetts School of Law. She was an associate in the Law Firm of Franzese & Franzese, worked as the personnel director at Emerson College, taught at the Massachusetts School of Law and was a political operative for the Clinton campaign in 1992.
She was the dear sister of Janice S. and Leo Cushing of Lexington, Joseph P. and Lisa Franzese of Winthrop, William P. Jr. and Tia Franzese of Marblehead and Paula E. and Marc Rie of Melrose and loving aunt of William Cushing, Ashlee C. Cushing, Kirby M. Franzese, William P. Franzese III and Annabelle E. Rie.
Her Funeral was held from the Ernest P. Caggiano & Son – O’Maley Funeral Home, Winthrop. Burial was in the Belle Isle section of Winthrop Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be sent to Dr. Beverly Moy’s Breast Cancer Fund, Mass. General Hospital, 165 Cambridge St., Suite 600, Boston, MA 02114 or www.massgeneral/give. For online guest book go to www.caggianofuneralhome.com.
Of East Boston and Florida
Joseph A. Falanga of East Boston and Boynton Beach, Florida, died on March 9.
A US Army veteran of the Korean Conflict, he was the beloved husband of Olympia “Norma” (Polsonetti); loving son of the late Andrew and Mary (Picardi) Falanga; cherished brother of Marie Gayhart and Amelia Falanga, both of East Boston, Anita Buckley of Peabody and the late Andrew Falanga. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews.
Funeral arrangements were by Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, Revere. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. In lieu of flowers, donations in Mr. Falanga’s memory may be made to the charity of one’s choice. For guest book: www.vazzafunerals.com
Hyde Park resident
Joseph R. Goyette of Hyde Park, formerly of Roslindale, died on May 9.
He was the beloved husband of Mary Rose (Mancuso) Goyette; dear brother of Marie Glennon of Hyde Park and son of Antoinette Mancuso of Revere.
Funeral arrangements were by Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, Revere. Burial was in St. Michael’s Cemetery, Boston. For guest book: www.vazzafunerals.com.