Obituaries 06-01-2011

June 1, 2011
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Florence Camilleri

Revere resident

Florence T. Camilleri of Revere died on May 30.

She was the daughter of the late Albert and Stella; dear sister of Michael of Revere, and Angela Langone and her husband, Fred, of Stoneham; loving aunt of Patrick Langone of Townsend and the late Albie Langone.

Visiting hours will be 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, June 3 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. For guestbook visit www.buonfiglio.com.

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Paul Bova

Revere resident

Paul A. Bova of Revere died on May 29.

He was the cherished son of the late Paul S. and Josephine (Imbroglia) Bova; former husband of Debora Farrell of East Boston; loving father of Paul Bova of East Boston and Bianca Bova of Winthrop; dear brother of Mark and Jennie Bova of Arizona and Cheri Bova of Revere. He also leaves many nieces and nephews.

Family and friends are invited to attend a Memorial Mass in St. Anthony’s Church, Revere Friday, June 3 at 10 a.m. Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen St., Framingham, MA 017976.

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Joseph Gulizia

Retired Union Construction Laborer

Joseph P. Gulizia, a lifelong Chelsea resident, passed away suddenly in the Whidden Memorial Emergency Dept. early Thursday morning, May 26 after being stricken in his home. He was 86 years old.

Born and raised in Chelsea, he was the beloved son of the late Antonio and Mary (Vilanova) Gulizia.  He attended local schools and graduated from Chelsea High School, Class of 1943. He immediately enlisted in the US Navy during World War II and served in various theatres on both fronts. He was honorably discharged in 1946 and returned home to Chelsea.

Mr. Gulizia worked as a Union Construction Laborer for more than 50 years with Local 151.  He married Jennie Bruno in 1950 and together they raised their four daughters in Chelsea. He was a member of the Chelsea Yacht Club and the Chelsea Lodge of Elks.

He was the beloved husband of 61 years to Jennie Grace (Bruno) Gulizia; devoted father of Mary Grace Fusco and her husband, Edward “Ted,” of Winthrop, Ann Welsh and her husband, William “Buddy,” of Revere, Jean Jandrys of Winthrop and Judith Gulizia of Chelsea; dear brother of the late Santo “Sandy” Gulizia, Vincent “Jimmy” Gulizia and John “Abs” Gulizia; cherished grandfather of Jennifer Hoye, Teddy Fusco, Nicole Burke, Michael Welsh, Gregory and Stephanie Jandrys; adored great grandfather of Jimmy, Abigail and Joey Hoye, Mia and Katie Burke and Michael Gino Welsh.

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated in Our Lady of Grace Church on May 31. Services concluded with Full Military Honors and burial in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett.  Should friends desire, contributions in his memory may be made to a charity of their choice.  To send expressions of sympathy, please visit www.AnthonyMemorial.com. Funeral Arrangements entrusted to the care and direction of the Anthony Memorial/Frank A. Welsh and Sons Funeral Home.

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Frank Cavatorta

Of Ipswich, formerly of East Boston and Revere

Frank P. Cavatorta of Cable Gardens, Ipswich died on May 28 in the Seacoast Rehabilitation Center of Gloucester following a brief illness. He was 95 years old.

Born in Framingham on September 24, 1915, the son of the late Joseph and Josephine (Lapradi) Cavatorta, he was raised in Somerville and graduated from Somerville Public Schools. He entered the US Army in 1941 and served with Troop F 121st Calvary in Europe seeing battle action in Northern France, Rhineland, Ardennes and Central Europe. Following his honorable discharge, he returned to Somerville.

In 1948, he married the late Josephine V. (Capobianca) Cavatorta and the couple made their home in East Boston and then in Revere for 37 years.

For several years, he owned and operated an Atlantic Service Station in East Boston and for many years, he was employed as a driver by Abbott Tool Rental of Boston retiring in 1991 when the Cavatortas moved to their summer home at Great Neck in Ipswich. In retirement, he worked part time at an East Boston Gibbs Station.

Mr. Cavatorta was an avid fan of professional New England sports teams and most enjoyed spending time with family at his Ipswich home. He was a communicant of Our Lady of Hope Church.

He was the beloved husband of the late Josephine V. (Capobianca) and father of Richard Cavatorta and the late Edward Cavatorta, both of Ipswich, and is also survived by five grandchildren, Edward Cavatorta of Georgetown, John Cavatorta and Cindy Cavatorta. both of Haverhill, Linda Cook of Rowley and David Cavatorta of Ipswich; 11 great grandchildren; four great great grandchildren; a daughter-in-law, Veronica Cavatorta, of Ipswich and many nephews and nieces. He was the brother of the late Paul and Albert Cavatorta, both of Lexington and Anna Russo of Moody, ME.

His graveside funeral service with Army Honors will be held Friday, June 3 at 11 a.m. in the Cowles Memorial Cemetery, Town Farm Road, Ipswich. Family and friends are respectfully welcome. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in his name may be made to the Ipswich Humane Group, 17 Fowler Lane, Ipswich, MA 01938. Arrangements are under the direction of the Whittier-Porter Funeral Home of Ipswich. To leave a condolence please visit www.whittier-porter.com.

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Christina Marie Sullivan

Former employee of SCM Transportation

Christina Marie Sullivan, a lifelong resident of Chelsea, died on May 28. She was 28 years old.

A former employee of SCM Transportation, she was born in Malden and attended Chelsea schools.

She was the beloved mother of James Hess-Lavoie Jr.; devoted daughter of Steven Sullivan of Wilmington and Jean Harkins of Chelsea; dear sister of Erica Sullivan, Ariana Santiago, Nicholas and Connor Sullivan; loving aunt of James Davis Jr. and is also survived by many loving aunts, uncles and cousins.

Funeral services will be held in the Paul Buonfiglio & Son’s-Bruno Funeral Home, 128 Revere St., Revere today, Wednesday, June 1 at 8 p.m. Relatives and friends are kindly invited. Visiting hours are today from 4 to 8 p.m. www.Buonfiglio.com.

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John ‘Jack’ Rizzo, Jr.

Saugus resident

John D. “Jack” Rizzo Jr. of Saugus died on May 28.

A US Navy veteran of the Korean War, he was the beloved husband of the late Arlene (Joyce) Rizzo with whom he shared 26 years of marriage; loving father of Dawn Reidy and her husband, Rich, of Wilmington and Eric Rizzo and his wife, Carin Bennett-Rizzo, of Lynn; dear brother of William Rizzo of Venice, FL. and the late Richard Rizzo; cherished grandfather of Veronica Reidy and Siobhan Reidy, both of Wilmington and he is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

His Funeral will be held from the Robinson Funeral Home, 809 Main St, Melrose on Friday at 9:30 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass at Blessed Sacrament Church, Summer St. Saugus at 10:30 a.m. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend. Visiting hours are Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m. Burial will be in Puritan Lawn Memorial Park, Peabody. Gifts in his memory may be made to the Compassionate Care Hospice, 800 West Cummings Park, Suite 3400, Woburn, MA 01801. For directions, online tribute or to share a memory, visit RobinsonFuneralHome.com.

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Ronald White Sr.

Longtime co-owner of Kitty’s Restaurant in North Reading

Ronald H. White, Sr. of North Reading, formerly of Woburn, died on May 28. He was 76 years old.

The longtime co-owner of Kitty’s Restaurant in North Reading, he was the beloved husband of 57 years of Rita Ann (DeMonico) White; loving father of Debra Birkmaier and her fiancé, Dan Brosseau, Jill Weir and her husband, Jon, all of North Reading and Ronald H. White, Jr. of Revere; brother of Juanita Haerer and her husband, Freddie, of North Reading and the late Robert and George White; cherished grandfather of Sacha Cote and her husband, Aaron, of North Andover and Alicia and Jonathan Weir of North Reading; great grandfather of Dylan and Emma Cote.

His Funeral will be held from the Croswell Funeral Home, 19 Bow St., North Reading today, Wednesday, June 1 at 9:45 a.m. followed by an 11 a.m. Funeral Mass at St. Theresa’s Church, 63 Winter St. (Rt. 62), North Reading. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery in North Reading. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in his memory to: Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, PO Box 2461, Pittsfield, MA 01202.

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Lillian Tirro

Of Revere, formerly of Chelsea

Lillian G. (Reid) Tirro of Revere, formerly of Chelsea, died on May 26 following a long and courageous battle with multiple myeloma. She was 85 years old.

She was the adored wife of 63 years of Angelo L. Tirro; cherished mother of Robert L. Tirro and his wife, Maureen, of Georgetown and Donna M. Farrell and her husband, Paul F., of Peabody; dear sister of Harold Reid and his wife, Diane, of Saugus, John Reid and his wife, Jean, of Waltham, Phyllis M. Antonelli and her late husband, Rocco J., of Revere, Joseph Reid and his wife, Mary, and Robert Reid, all of Chelsea. She was the devoted grandmother of Lt. Paul F. Farrell, Jr., USN and his wife, Lt. Billie June Farrell, USN of Memphis, TN, Allison M. Farrell of San Francisco, CA, Robert L. Tirro, Jr. of Maine, Ann Stohrer of St. Joseph, MI and Dina and Paula Tirro of Revere. She is also lovingly survived by three great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

Family and friends are invited to attend her funeral service in the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Rt. 107) Revere today, Wednesday, June 1 at 11 a.m., followed by burial in Woodlawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers remembrances may be made to the Revere League for Special Needs, 200 Winthrop Ave., Revere, MA 02151.

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John Papandrea Sr.

Orient Heights resident

John A. Papandrea Sr. of Orient Heights East Boston died on May 28.

A US Army veteran of the Korean War, he was the husband of Ann A. (Cobb) Papandrea of East Boston; loving father of Arthur LaMonica of East Boston, Cathy Strazzullo and her husband, Billy, of Wilmington, John A. Papandrea Jr. and his wife, Tricia, of New Hampshire and Ann Benenati and her husband, Joseph, of Revere; dear brother of Benjamin Papandrea of East Boston and the late Rose Burke, Pasquale and Joseph Papandrea; dear friend of Evelyn Martinelli of Peabody; cherished grandfather of Alicia and Marisa Papandrea and Nicolas and Ryan Benenati and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, Revere. Entombment was at Holy Cross Mausoleum, Malden. For guest book: www.vazzafunerals.com.

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Lena Maria Vesprini

Revere resident

Lena Maria (Alberghini) Vesprini of Somerville, Revere and Everett died on May 27.

She was the beloved wife of Louis and loving mother of Robert Vesprini of Hopkinton and Jane Eisnor of Billerica; loving sister of Delmo Alberghini and four loving grandchildren, Matthew, Andrew, Wesley and Alex.

Funeral services will be held from the Salvatore, Rocco & Sons Funeral Home, 331 Main St., Everett today, Wednesday, June 1. A wake service will be held at the funeral home today from 9 to 10 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass at the Immaculate Conception Church, Everett at 11 a.m. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. Memorial donations may be made to the Kaplan Family Hospice House, 78 Liberty St., Danvers, MA 01923. roccofuneralhomes.com.

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Richard John Mottola

Longtime youth hockey coach

Richard John Mottola of West Peabody, formerly of Revere, died on May 27.

Mr. Mottola coached Youth Hockey in Revere and Peabody for many years and was an avid key board and tennis player. He was a graduate of Revere High School, Class of 1975 and a Commonwealth of Masschusetts employee.

Born in Chelsea, he was the beloved husband of Jo-Ann (Catinazo); devoted father of Richard John Jr. and Carla Mottola, both of West Peabody; loving son of Clara ( Mastromarino) and the late Augustine Mottola; dear brother of Elaine Iannuzzi and her husband, Jack, of Tewksbury, Audrey Torchia and her husband, Peter, of Revere and Eddy Mottola and his wife, Caylene, of Auburn, NH. He is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.

His Funeral will be held from The Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, 128 Revere St., Revere, today, Wednesday, June 1 at 9:30 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in the Immaculate Conception Church at 10:30 a.m. Relatives and friends are kindly invited. Burial will be in Holy Cross Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen St., Framingham, Ma 01701. www.Buonfiglio.com.

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Patricia Scott

Revere resident

Patricia A. (Cacicio) “Nana P” Scott of Revere died  suddenly on May 25.

She was the devoted mother Debra Rubano and her husband, Robert, of Boxford, Michael Scott of Derry, NH and Dennis Scott of Revere; beloved fiancé of the late Frank Spinelli; dear sister of Loretta Hughes and her husband, Tom, and Joyce Lomasney and her husband, Ed, all of Peabody; cherished grandmother of Tanya DiFraia, Joseph and Nicholas Rubano, Amanda, Michael, Michelle, Sarah and Brian Scott; great-grandmother of Ava and Kylie; loving step-mother of Frank, John and his wife, Wendy, Michael, Donald and Derek Spinelli; step-grandmother of Courtney, Kendyl, Jonny, Jesse, Kyra, Jennifer, Justin, Jonathan and Jayme Spinelli and is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, Revere. Burial was in Holy Cross Cemetery.

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Brian Shedd

Everett resident

Brian D. Shedd of Everett, formerly of South Boston, died on May 19.

He was the loving father of Diane Shedd and her fiancé, Wayne Edwards, and Dina Mantia, all of Revere; dear brother of David Shedd of South Boston and Jerry Shedd of South Carolina and the late John and William Shedd; cherished grandfather of Crystal Ocasio, Nathaniel Edwards, Anthony Davis and Angela Gilmore

Family and friends are invited to attend a Celebration of his life in the Immaculate Conception Church, Beach Street, Revere on Saturday, June 4 at 10 a.m. For online guest book: www.vazzafunerals.com

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Robert Buonopane

East Boston resident

Robert J. “Bobby” Buonopane of East Boston died on May 24.

He was the beloved husband of Patricia “Patty” (Saggese); cherished son of the late Angelo and Nancy Buonopane; loving father of Robert, Jr. and his wife, Molly, and Paul and his wife, Elizabeth, all of Peabody and William, Richard and his wife, Renee, and Eric and his wife, Lisa, all of East Boston; dear brother of William Buonopane, Elena Baer, Nancy Turco and the late Ralph, Michael and Philomena Buonopane, Mary and Assunta Ciccone, Phyllis Gallo and Jeanette LoConte; blessed and most cherished grandfather of Richard, Nico, Destinee, Dante, Sarah, Thomas, Kathryn, Paul, Jordan, Robert, Skyla and Sophia Buonopane. He is also survived by many loving nieces, nephews and friends.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated at St. Anthony’s Church, Revere, today, Wednesday at 10 a.m. Burial will be in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. For directions and guest book: www.vazzafuneralscom.

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Marcia Anne Ferreira

Revere resident

Marcia Anne (Champagne) Ferreira of Revere died on May 18. She was 69 years old.

She was the beloved wife of Thomas Ferreira and the loving and caring mother of Tracey Anne Ferreira.

She is survived by her sister, Barbara Figliolini and her husband, Paul and her brother, Kevin Kelly, all of Saco Me. She was the sister of the late Paula Champagne.       She will be sadly missed by her extended family which includes her husband’s seven brothers and four sisters and many nieces and nephews.

Private family services were held at the Paul Buonfiglio &

Sons Funeral Home in Revere.

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Darlton Stofflet

Retired Baker

Darlton J. Stofflet, a retired baker, died at the Milford Regional Medical Center on May 23. He was 81 years old.

Born in Bangor, Pennslyvania, he was the son of the late William and Ellen (Williams) Stofflet. He was raised and attended schools in Pennsylvania. In 1948, he enlisted in the US Navy and served in Europe aboard the U.S.S. Salem during the Korean Conflict. After being honorably discharged in 1952, he began living in Charlestown, where he met his wife Joan M. (Helfrich). They later moved to Chelsea.

In 1998, shortly after the death of his beloved wife, he moved to North Attleboro where he had been residing ever since. He worked as a professional baker for Gilchrist, Jordan Marsh and at other locations.

After his retirement, he began volunteering and later working full time at the Mt. St. Vincent Retirement Community helping the Sisters of Charity. He was also a former member of the American Legion in Plainville.

He was the beloved husband of the late Joan M. (Helfrich) Stofflet; devoted father of William Stofflet Sr. and his wife, Jeanne, of N. Attleboro, Nancy Bailey of Revere, Susan Fetanat and her husband, Alex, of California and Stephen Stofflet of Revere; dear brother of Betty Kuhns of Pennsylvania and the late Marilyn Blake; cherished grandfather of Michael Fetanat, Christine Bailey, Pamela Bailey, Peter Stofflet, David Stofflet, William Stofflet Jr. and Sherry Barstow and adored great grandfather of Alyssa Morales, Dana Shaw, Destiny Shaw, Desiree Shaw, Anthony Miele, Samantha Miele, David Stofflett Jr., Katie and Natasha.

His Funeral Service was conducted in the Anthony Memorial Funeral Home, Chelsea. Services concluded with Full Military Honors and burial in Puritan Lawn Memorial Park, Peabody. To send expressions of sympathy, please visit www.AnthonyMemorial.com.

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Celeste Todisco

East Boston resident

Celeste Todisco of East Boston died on May 24 following a brief illness. She was 86 years old.

She was the beloved daughter of the late Michele A. and Maria (Cipriano) Todisco and the sister of the late Joseph and Virgilio Todisco; cherished aunt of Michael A. Todisco and his wife, Janet, of Pasadena, CA, Jacqueline C. Craig of Covina, CA, John Todisco, Kent Todisco, Lisa Hunt and her husband, Terry, all of Evansville, IN and Mark Todisco and his wife, Linda, of Plainsville, IN. She is also lovingly survived by several grand nieces and grand nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, Revere. A private burial will be held at Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden at a later date. Remembrances may be made to the Hallmark Health VNA & Hospice, 178 Savin St., Malden, MA 02148.

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