Obituaries 06-15-2011

June 15, 2011
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Lawrence Sirois

Retired Owner of Surf Cleaners in Winthrop

Lawrence Sirois of Revere, formerly of Winthrop, Maine and Florida, died June 13 at the Lighthouse Nursing Care Center, Revere after a long illness. He was 89 years old.

Born in Norridgework, ME, the son of the late Laura (Burgoyne) and Edmund Sirois, he spent his early years in Sherman Station, Maine and was a graduate of Sherman High School. He was a US Army Veteran of World War II and prior to his retirement, he was the proprietor of the Surf Cleaners in Winthrop. He lived in Winthrop for more than 28 years and lived in Acton, Me and St. Peterburg Beach, Florida.

He was the beloved husband of Sara (Madona);  the  dear brother-in-law of Paul and Norma Facella of Melrose, Frances Daly of Winthrop and the late Sam and Florence Facella, loving uncle of Paula Ward and Christine Deveau, dear  brother of Coleen Mullis, Jerald and Brenda Sirois, of all of Millinocket, ME and the late Leonard Sirois and Ronald Mullis; uncle of Reed and Karen Mullis of Wells, ME and Peggy and Hugh Cumming of Millinocket, ME. He is also survived by many more nieces and nephews.

His Funeral will be held from the Ernest P. Caggiano & Son – O’Maley Funeral Home, 147 Winthrop St. Winthrop, Thursday  at 11 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. John the Evangelist Church at 11:30 a.m. Burial will be in the Belle Isle Section of Winthrop Cemetery. The family will receive relatives and friends at the funeral home prior to the Mass commencing at 10 a.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be sent to the Alzheimer’s Association, 311 Arsenal St., Watertown, MA 02472. For directions and online condolences go to www.caggianofuneralhome.com.

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Lillian Carriere

Lifelong Revere resident

Lillian G. “Annabell” Carriere, a life long resident of Revere, died after a long illness at her Revere home on June 13. She was 78 years old.

Born in Chelsea, she was a graduate of Revere High School, Class of 1951. Early in her working career, she was a telephone operator for the New England Tel. & Tel.

She leaves her devoted husband of 59 years, Joseph Carriere Jr. She was the cherished mother of Patricia A. marchese and her husband, Gerald “Jerry” Marchese of Peabody and Scott A. Carriere and his fiancee, Catherine A. Catalucci of Revere; dear grandmother of Lauren E. Fanning and her husband, Josh, of Peabody, Robin L. Tuberosa of Saugus, Chase, Regan and Kaitlin Carriere, all of Peabody. She was the daughter of the late William and Lil (Hann) Chapman and the sister of the late Vera C. Yetman and the late William J. Chapman. She is also lovingly survived by many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Family and friends are invited to attend visiting hours on Thursday, June 16 in the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Route 107) Revere from 4 to 8 p.m. Her Funeral Service will be held in the Funeral Home on Friday, June 17 at 11 a.m. followed by burial in Puritan Lawn Memorial Cemetery, West Peabody. Remembrances may be made to the Susan B. Komen for the Cure, 89 South St., Bostn, MA 02111.

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Prof. Ernest Charrier, EdD

Educator

Prof. Ernest L. Charrier, EdD, formerly of Revere and New York City, died on June 10 at the Spaulding Nursing & Therapy Center of the North End of Boston following a long illness.

Born in Everett, he was raised and educated in Revere and graduated from Revere High School, Salem State Teachers’ College and Emerson College. He moved to New York City where he continued his studies and received his Doctorate in Education. For more than 30 years he taught at Manhattan Community College in NYC. After retirement, he returned to Massachusetts and moved to Malden to care for his mother who died in February of 2004.

He was the beloved son of the late Revere Deputy Fire Chief Ernest F. Charrier and the late Rolande R. (VanBever) Charrier; cherished twin brother to Lorraine M. Webber and her husband, Edward J., of Revere and is also lovingly survived by his aunt and uncle, Leonard VanBever and his wife, Phyllis, of Woonsocket, RI. and several nieces and nephews.

Family and friends are invited to visit with the family today, Wednesday, June 15 in the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Rte. 107), Revere beginning at 9 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Mary of the Assumption Church, 660 Washington Ave, Revere at 11 a.m. Burial will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Division of Development & The Jimmy Fund, 10 Brookline Pl, West, Brookline, MA 02445-9924.

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Francis O’Hanley Jr.

Of Saugus, formerly of Revere

Francis A. O’Hanley, Jr. of Saugus, formerly of Revere, died by accident on June 11.

A US Army Vietnam veteran, he was a graduate of Boston Trade School, an avid fisherman and an auto mechanic for many years.

Born in Revere, he was the son of the late Francis A. and Bernice (MacDonald) O’Hanley; the beloved husband of Nancy (York); devoted father of Amy and Timothy O’Hanley, both of Saugus; dear brother of Bernice Blasi and her husband, Anthony, of Revere, Janet O’Hanley of Saugus, James and his wife, Julie, of Virginia and Maureen Thibeault and her husband, Earl, of Billerica. He is also survived by many loving nieces, nephews and cousins.

Visiting hours in the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, 128 Revere St., Revere, will be held today, Wednesday, from 4 to 8 p.m. Relatives and friends are kindly invited. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to MADD Massachusetts Chapter 15, New England Executive Park Burlington, MA 01803 or Northeast Animal Shelter 347 Highland St Salem Ma 01970. www.Buonfiglio.com.

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Joseph Coppola

HVAC Tech for Mass Bay Commuter Rails

Joseph A. Coppola of Malden, formerly of Revere, died by accident on June 11. He was 57 years old.

Born in Revere, he attended Revere Schools and worked as an HVAC Tech for Mass Bay Commuter Rails.

He was the beloved husband of Cathy E (DiNapoli); loving son of Mary (Ricciardi) and the late Joseph Coppola; dear brother of Samuel Coppola and Cynthia Coppola, both of Revere and Gerald Ricciardi of Malden and 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 on Thursday, June 16 at 9 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St Anthony’s Church at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends are kindly invited. Visiting hours are today, Wednesday, from 4 to 8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to MADD Massachusetts Chapter, 15 New England Executive Park, Burlington MA 01803. Burial will be in Woodlawn CemeteryPaul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno (www.Buonfiglio.com.)

 

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Roseann Terilli

Of Beverly, formerly of East Boston

Roseann E. (DiGirolamo) Terilli of Beverly, formerly of East Boston and Revere, died peacefully on June 11. She was 59 years old.

The beloved wife of John A. Terilli, she was the loving mother of Jeff Terilli and his wife, Leigh Ann, of Beverly; sister of Virginia “Ginger” Steriti and her husband, Patrick, of Scituate and Joseph DiGirolamo and his wife, Mariam, of East Boston and the aunt of many nieces and nephews. She was the daughter of the late Joseph and Antonette (Caruso) DiGirolamo and daughter-in-law of the late Joseph and Mary (Colantuone) Terilli.

Her funeral services will be private with arrangements by the Campbell – Lee, Moody, Russell Funeral Home, 525 Cabot Street, Beverly. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made in her memory to Share Our Strength Massachusetts, c/o Alicia McCabe, 110 W. Squantum St., Suite 27, Quincy, MA 02171. Information and condolences at www.campbellfuneral.com.

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Anthony DeFeo, Jr.

Former GE Machinist

Anthony A. DeFeo Jr. of Revere, formerly of East Boston, died unexpectedly on June 13.

He was a graduate of East Boston High School, Class of 1971 and a former machinist at the GE Plant in Lynn.

The cherished son of Anthony A. DeFeo Sr. and Elena “Helen” (Todesco) DeFeo of Chelsea, he was the loving brother of  Constance Bertolino and her husband, Anthony, of Revere and Patrick DeFeo and his wife, Donna, of Florida; dear friend of Diane Pagluca of Medford and adored uncle of Toni-ann Merlina and her husband, Mark, of Saugus, Amy of South Weymouth, Felicia of Nahant and he also leaves many uncles, aunts and cousins. He is also survived by his cat, Misty.

His funeral will be held from Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, 262 Beach St., Revere, Thursday morning at 10 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Anthony’s Church, Revere, at 11 a.m. Family and friends may visit today, Wednesday, from 4 to 8 p.m. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery. For directions and guest book, please visit: www.vazzafunerals.com.

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Russell King Jr.

Worked for GE

Russell E. King Jr. of Revere died on June 12.

A US Army Vietnam veteran and a graduate of Revere High School, he was a member of the Saugus VFW, Revere American Legion and a former employee of GE of Lynn.

Born in Revere, he was the son of the late Russell and Thelma (Bagnulo) King; the beloved husband of the late Joanne (Lancia); devoted father of Diana LeBlanc and her husband, Paul, and Russell King III; loving grandfather of Cynthia, Kaitlyn, Stephen and Justin, all of Lynn; dear brother of Adrienne King of Wrentham and is also survived by many loving cousins.

His Funeral will be held from the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, 128 Revere St., Revere today, Wednesday, June 15 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 Holy Cross Cemetery. www.Buonfiglio.com.

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Mary Giacchetti

Retired Stitcher

Mary (Gambardella) Giacchetti of Revere, formerly of East Boston, died at Winthrop Place on June 12. She was 90 years old

Born in Italy, she was the daughter of the late William and Carmella (Giacchetti) Gambardella. She worked for many years as a stitcher in the clothing industry.

She was the beloved wife of the late Guisseppe; dear sister of the late Salve and Louis Gambardella; beloved sister in law of Angelina Gambardella of New Hampshire and is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews and grand nieces and grand nephews.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, Revere. Burial was in Holy Cross Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the charity of your choice. www.buonfiglio.com.

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Pasquale Pezzano

North End resident

Pasquale Pezzano of Boston’s North End died on June 9. He was 77 years old.

Mr. Pezzano worked for many years as a foreman at the Modern Continental Construction Company which worked on the Big Dig in Boston.

He was the beloved husband of Dolores (Ruzzo) Pezzano; loving father of Anthony P. Pezzano and his wife, Diane, of Revere, Rocco Pezzano and his significant other, Lynn, of Andover, Pasquale S. Pezzano and his wife, Lynn Patti,. of Salisbury and Lisa Ann Buccieri and her husband, Michael, of Medford; dear brother of Ersila Torra and her husband, Luigi, of Boston and Antoinette Torra and her husband, Alberto, of Medford and the devoted grandfather of Megan, Mark, Diandra, Michele, and Michalia. He also leaves many nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Boston Harborside Home of JS Waterman-Langone. Entombment was in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. Memorial contributions may be made to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, MA chapter, 9 Erie Drive, Natick, MA 01760 (www.lls.org/ma).

 

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John Gaff

Owned General Edwards Inn, Revere

John “Jack” Gaff of Largo, Florida died on June 9. He was 80 years old.

Born in Boston, he moved to Largo in 2004 from Everett. Before retirement, he worked for Warren Pipe and Foundry, Everett and was the proprietor of General Edwards Inn, Revere. He was a US Army veteran of the Korean War and a member of the Knights of Columbus and VFW, Everett. He loved gardening and playing cribbage.

He was the brother of the late Harold Gaff and is survived by his wife, Joan; sons, John W. and his wife, Deborah, of Lynnfield, Joseph and his wife, Nanci, of Everett and daughters, Patricia Neff of Las Vegas, NV and Paula Nestor and Bob Lavallee of Nestor, Hampstead, NH; his brothers, Thomas Gaff and his wife, Mary Jo, of Laconia, NH and Jerome Gaff of Hampstead, NH and his sisters, Loretta Lynch and her husband, Frankie of Hampstead, NH; his sister in law, Jean Gaff of Revere; his grandchildren, Jason, Gaff, Jared Neff, Kris Gaff, Cory Gaff, Heidi Nestor, Kyleigh Gaff and TJ Gaff.

A memorial Mass will be celebrated at a later date. Please visit www.mossfeasterlargo.com or call (727) 562-2080 for more details.

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Jeffrey Morello

New Hampshire resident

Jeffrey P. Morello of Raymond, NH, formerly of Malden, died on June 10.

He was the beloved son of Janet (D’Eon) Morello of Revere and the late Gerard “Jerry” Morello; father of Jelena Gibbons of Raymond, NH; brother of Jill, Joseph and Jerry Morello, all of Revere; uncle of Nicole, Kayla and Jessica; grand uncle of Alyana; best friend of Jodi Gibbons and her daughter, Janelle Gibbons, of Raymond, NH.

Funeral arrangements were by the Breslin Funeral Home, Malden. Memorial donations may be made to the Dana Farber Cancer Research Institute, 10 Brookline Place West, 6th Floor, Brookline, MA 02445. For obituary and online guestbook visit www.breslinfuneralhome.com.

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Barbara Gaffney

Of Woburn, formerly of Revere

Barbara A. (DeStefano) Gaffney of Woburn, formerly of Revere, died on June 10.

She was the beloved mother of Steven Gaffney of California, Arlene Garvey and her husband, Stephen, of N. Reading, Cathy Gaffney of Colorado, and Richard Gaffney and his wife, Charlene, of Lowell; dear sister of Susan Keenan of Dover, NH, Anne Baldwin, and the late Dorothy; loving grandmother of Jennifer and Jon Gaffney, Erin Heos, Brian Garvey, and Kirstie Gaffney. She is also survived by six great-grandchildren.

A Memorial Service will be held at a date and time to be announced later. There are no calling hours. Donations may be made to VNA Hospice Care, 100 Sylvan Rd., G-500, Woburn, MA 01801. Arrangements entrusted to the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, Woburn. (Obituary and guest book at: www.lynch-cantillon.com)

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Josephine Danieli

Of Revere, formerly of the North End

Josephine (Vento) Danieli of Revere, formerly of the North End of Boston, died on June 5.

She was the beloved wife of the late Italo Danieli with whom she shared 55 years of marriage; loving mother of Daniel Danieli and his wife, Lorraine, and Gordon Danieli, all of Revere, and her dog, Jasman; dear sister of the late Frances DeMeo, Margaret Russo, Anna, Lily, Michael, Anthony, and John Vento.

A Memorial Mass was celebrated in St. Anthony’s Church, Revere. Burial was private, For online condolences www.vazzafunerals.com Arrangements were entrusted to Vazza’s “Beachwood” Funeral Home, Revere.

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Martin Dorfman

Newton resident

Martin Dorfman of Newton died on June 9.

He was the loving brother of Ira Dorfman and his wife, Marilyn, of Revere and Joel Dorfman and his wife, Gayle, of Sherman Oaks, CA; cherished uncle of Arthur Dorfman of Sharon, Sandra Dorros and her husband, Mark, of Andover, Elena Dorfman of Los Angeles, CA, David Dorfman of Princeton, NJ, Daniel Dorfman of Maryland and Leah and Karen Doryoseph of Israel as well as many grand nieces and nephews.

A Memorial Service was held at Stanetsky Memorial Chapel, Brookine. Memorial donations may be sent to Pan Mass Challenge (Jimmy Fund), 77 4th Ave, Needham, MA 02494. Make donations out to: Memory of Martin Dorfman/Rider Art Dorfman ID#51194-2. www.stanetsky.com.

 

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Domenic D’Amore

Past member North End K of C and Beachmont VFW

Domenic P. D’Amore of East Boston died on June 9.

A US Army veteran of World War II, he was a past member of the  K of C  Assunta Lodge of the North End of Boston and a member of the Beachmont VFW.

He was the beloved husband of Carmela (Gambale); devoted father of Sandra D’Amore and her husband, Paul Anderson, of Arizona and Domenic P. D’Amore Jr. of East Boston; dear brother of Carmela Soriano and her husband, Patrick, of Saugus and the late Jenny Cogliano, Ann Miller, Samuel, Anthony, George and Joseph D’Amore; adored grandfather of Christina and Domenic III; cherished brother in law of George Gambale of East Boston, Nicholas Gambale of Leominster, Anthony Gambale and Alfonso Gambale, both of East Boston, and the late Angelina Scarpetta, Philip and Charles Gambale and Jenny DiMinico.

Funeral Arrangements were by the Ruggiero-Mazzarella Memorial Home (Orient Heights) East Boston. Burial was in Holy Cross Community Mausoleum, Malden. For more information or to send an online condolence, please visit: www.ruggieromh.com.

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Loretta Erickson

Of East Bridgewater, formerly of East Boston

Loretta (DiStaula) Erickson of East Bridgewater, formerly of East Boston and Brockton, died on June 9. She was 72 years old.

She was the beloved wife of Ronald E. Erickson; daughter of the late Louis and Margaret (Zuzello) DiStaula of East Boston; loving mother of Susan L. Graves of Norton, and Jodi M. Courteau of Brockton; sister of Marie Voto of Revere, Glenda Scimone and Marilyn Felix, both of Saugus; grandmother of Kyle, Brendan, Samantha, and Mikayla.

Funeral arrangements were by the MacKinnon Funeral Home, Whitman.  Burial was at St. James Cemetery in Whitman. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Parkinson’s Disease Foundation, 1359 Broadway, Suite 1509, NY, NY 10018. To sign the guest book visit www.mackinnonfuneral.com.

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Jean Ann Simonelli

Mass. Dept. of Revenue employee

Jean Ann Simonelli of Boston’s North End died on June 8.

A long-time employee of the Mass. Department of Revenue, she was the cherished daughter of the late Frank and Ann (Picardo) Simonelli; beloved long-time companion of Jerry Iandoli of the North End; loving sister of Mary Ann Foti and her husband, George; devoted aunt of Adrienne and Anna Foti and is also survived by many dear aunts, uncles, cousins and long-time friends.

Her Funeral Mass was celebrated in St.  Leonard Church, Hanover Street, Boston.  Entombment was at Woodlawn Mausoleum, Everett. In Lieu of flowers, please honor her by making a memorial contribution to Dr. Panos Fidias Esophogeal Cancer Research @ MGH Development Office, 164 Cambridge St., Suite 600, Boston, MA 02114. To leave a message of condolence www.dellorusso.net Arrangements were by Dello Russo Family Funeral Homes 781-396-9200 Medford-Woburn-Wilmington.

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Frederick Ciampi Sr.

Saugus resident

Frederick F. Ciampi, Sr. of Saugus died on June 8.

A member of the American Legion of Winter Haven, FL., he was the husband of the late Maxine (Bundrick) Ciampi; loving father of Fred F. Jr., and his wife, Jean, of Florida, Robert J. and his wife, Penny, of Lynnfield, Camille Donnelly and her husband, James, of Saugus and the late Mike and Walter Ciampi; beloved grandfather of Maxine Pratt, Mike Ciampi Jr., Camille Kirrane, Christina Carrier, Cynthia Donnelly, Nychola Slater and the late Fred F. Ciampi III and is also survived by seven great grandchildren and four great great grandchildren.

Funeral arrangements were by the Bisbee-Porcella Funeral Home, Saugus. Burial was in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. Memorial donations may be made to Spina Bifida Association of Massachusetts, 25 Birch St., Bldg B, Milford, MA 01757. www.bisbeeporcella.com.

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Leonard Fici

Former employee of Schnitzer Northeast

Leonard J. Fici of Revere, formerly of the North End of Boston,  died unexpectedly on June 4. He was 58 years old.

 

A US Marine Corps veteran, he was a  former employee of Schnitzer Northeast, Everett.

 

Raised in the North End of Boston, he was the son of the late Leonard and Susie (Aniello) Fici, father of Tessa E. Everman, grandfather of Bostin and Julian, all of Des Moines, Iowa, brother of Lucille Giso and her husband, Richard, of Peabody, Dolores A. “Dee Dee” Fici, of Revere, and Rose Solimini and her husband, Gerald, of Reading and uncle of several nieces and nephews.

 

A Memorial Funeral Mass was held in St. Leonard’s Church, North End, Boston. Burial will be in MA National Cemetery, Bourne at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to Wounded Warrior Project, 4899 Belfort Rd. Suite 300 Jacksonville, Fla 32256. Arrangements were by the Solimine Landergan and Richardson Funeral Homes, Lynn. Guestbook at www.solimine.com.

 

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Alfred Campello

Member of VFW and Saugus Senior Center

Alfred J. Campello of Saugus, formerly of Revere, died on June 6 at the Hammersmith House Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Saugus. He was 95 years old.

 

Born and raised in Revere, the son of the late Patsy and Susan (Stafferi) Campello, he has been a Saugus resident since 1980. He was a US Navy veteran of World War II, a member of the Saugus Senior Center and the VFW DeFranzo Post 2346 in Saugus.  He has been a resident of Saugus since 1980.

 

The husband of the late Lillian Ann (MacKenzie) Campello, he was the father of Elaine Thorpe of Woburn and Lillian Ann Decoste of Raynham; brother of Catherine Gravell of Dover, NH, the late Edvige Matthews and the late Albert and Andrew Campello; uncle of Mary MacKenzie of Saugus; loving companion of Beverly King of Revere and is also survived by three grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

 

Funeral arrangements were by the Bisbee-Porcella Funeral Home, Saugus. Burial was at Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. For condolences, www.BisbeePorcella.com.

 

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