Office Manager for DiStasio Dental Associates of Revere
Agnes M. (Dillon) Murphy, formerly of Revere, died on June 24 at the Colonial Poplin Nursing Home in Fremont, NH. She was in her 90th year.
Born in Chelsea, she was raised and educated in Revere and was a 1939 graduate of Immaculate Conception High School of Revere. She was a Registered Dental Assistant and a graduate of Forsythe Dental School in Boston. For more than 30 years, until her retirement in 1986, she managed her brother in law’s dental practice on Foster Street, Revere (DiStasio Family Dental Practice.) There she met and cared for over thousands of patients during her career.
Mrs. Murphy leaves her devoted husband of 64 years, James J. Murphy of Fremont, NH. Mr. Murphy was the proprietor and operator of Murphy Insurance Co. of Beach Street, Revere for more than 40 years.
Although the couple was never blessed with their own biological children, all of their nieces and nephews became theirs and their generosity is legendary. They traveled often and often took their nieces and nephews on unusual and wonderful vacations.
Mrs. Murphy was a member of the Revere Women’s Club and was a devotee of the former St. Theresa’s Church and the Immaculate Conception Parish Community.
The beloved and adored wife of 64 years to James J. Murphy, she was the devoted daughter of the late Dennis and Agnes (Stevens) Dillon and cherished sister of the late Francis J. Dillon, Elinor D. Hickey and Marion R. DiStasio. She is also lovingly survived by several nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.
Family and friends are invited to visit with the family today, Wednesday, June 29 beginning at 9:30 a.m. in the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Rt. 107) Revere followed by her funeral service in the funeral home at 11:30 a.m. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Patients Recreation Fund at Colonial Poplin Nursin Home, 442 Main St., Fremont, NH 03044.
Elisa (DiCesare) Colasante of Revere died on June 28.
The beloved wife of the late Angelo Colasante, she was the loving mother of Tina Lavilotti and her husband, Aldo, and Paola Colasante, all of Revere; dear sister of the late Elide Barberini; cherished grandmother of Lisa Fiorino and her husband, Patrick J., of Randolph and Angela Munson and her husband, Jeff, of Tewksbury. She is also survived by four loving great-grandchildren, Michael, Adriana, Alessandra and Gabriella.
Her Funeral will be held from Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, 262 Beach St., Revere Friday at 10 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Anthony’s Church at 11 a.m. Family and friends may visit Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. For directions and guest book www.vazzafunerals.com.
Eugenia (Capano) Russo of Revere died on June 28 at the Light House Nursing Home. She was 89 years old.
A retired seamstress, she was born in Italy, the daughter of the late Luigi and Rosaria Capano; beloved wife of the late Dominic “Lt RFD”; devoted mother of Donna Russo of Lynn, Dennis of Revere and Brian of S. Carolina; dear sister of Anthony Capano of Revere and the late Albert Capano and Connie Pantano; loving grandmother of Jonathan, Nicholas and Haley Russo and special aunt of Diane Haas and her husband, Warren, of Middleton. She is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.
Her Funeral will be held from the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, 128 Revere St., Revere on Friday July 1 at 8 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St Anthony’s Church at 9 a.m. Relatives and friends are kindly invited. Visiting hours will be Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m. Burial will be in Holy Cross Cemetery.
Robert Cutillo Jr.
Owned Suburban Auto of Revere
Robert J. Cutillo Jr. of Revere died at Salem Hospital following a long illness on June 26. He was 76 years old.
Born and raised in Revere, he was a 1953 graduate of Revere High School. He entered the service during the Korean Conflict and served for three years. In 1969, he opened Suburban Auto of Revere on Foster Street and retired in 1993. He was a former member of the Revere Council, Knights of Columbus.
He was the beloved husband of 49 years of Corrine (Macaris) Cutillo; the devoted father of Michael A. Cutillo and his wife, Tracy, of Nahant; the cherished grandfather of Makenzie L. and Lydia E. Cutillo, both of Nahant; the dear brother of Louis Cutillo of Vero Beach, Florida, Florence E. Cantone, Lorraine C. Malinowski and Janet M. Stuppia, all of Revere and the late Frank R. Cutillo. He is also lovingly survived by many nieces and nephews.
Family and friends are invited to attend visiting hours on Thursday, June 30 from 4 to 8 p.m. in the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Route 107) Revere. His Funeral will be held from the funeral home on Friday, July 1 at 9 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Anthony of Padua Church, Revere at 10 a.m. Private burial will be at Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett at a later time. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38148-0142.
Donna M. Amoroso of Revere died on June 25.
She was the beloved wife of Richard Fitzgerald, devoted mother of Katherine Reidy and Michelle Carnazzo and dear sister of Gail and Madeline and the late George, Robert, Rosie, Patricia and Maureen and loving grandmother of Paul, Anthony, Kasey, Nicholas, Mia and Sean. She was the beloved Godmother of Kristen, Michael, and Tiffany and is also lovingly survived by nieces and nephews.
Visiting hours at The Casper Funeral Home, 187 Dorchester Street, South Boston are today, Wednesday, from 4 to 8 p.m. followed by a Prayer Service at The Funeral Home on Thursday at 10 a.m. Burial will be in the Mass National Cemetery, Bourne. For directions and online register book www.casperfuneralservices.com.
Charles J. “Chuck” Slama of Revere, formerly of Malden, died on June 26.
He was the son of the late Charles J. and Gertrude (Shea) Slama; father of Melanie and Gregory Slama; brother of George, Michael, Kevin Slama and Patricia Saluti.
A Memorial Funeral Service will be held at the E.E. Burns & Son Funeral Home, 204 Main St., Malden, Thursday June 30 at 11 a.m. Relatives and friends are kindly invited. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the New England Organ Bank, 60 First Ave., Waltham, MA 02451.
Mary (Maduri) Pucillo of Everett, formerly of Boston’s North End, died on June 26.
She was the beloved mother of Richard Pucillo of Revere and his late wife Joanne Pucillo; loving grandmother to three grandchildren and loving great-grandmother to three great-grandchildren; dear sister of Sam Maduri of New Hampshire, Catherine Pagliuca of the North End, Teresa Rizzari of the West End, the late Joseph Maduri and Helen Regnetta; devoted daughter of the late Panteleone and Rosaria (Visconi) Maduri and is also survived by many dear nieces and nephews.
Her Funeral will be from the Dello Russo Funeral Home, 306 Main St., Medford, Thursday, June 30 at 9 a.m. followed by a funeral mass in St. Stephen Church, Hanover Street, Boston at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend. Visiting hours are today, Wednesday, from 4 to 8 p.m. Services will conclude with burial at Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. To send a message of condolence: www.dellorusso.net.
Edward Cartwright Jr.
Senior Technician for IBM
Edward F. Cartwright, Jr., of Derry, NH, formerly of Revere and North Reading, died unexpectedly on June 25 at Catholic Medical Center of Manchester, NH. He was 68 years old.
Born and raised in Medford and North Reading, he graduated from North Reading High School, Class of 1961 and from Northeastern University in 1963. He entered the US Airforce in August of 1963 and served until August of 1967 as an Airman 1st Class with the 762nd Radar Squadron. For more than 30 years, he worked for IBM Corp. as a Senior Technician, retiring in 2001.
He was a Revere resident for more than 37 years until seven years ago when he and his family moved to Derry, NH.
He was the devoted husband of Mary D. (Corbett); cherished father of Michael E. Cartwright and his wife, Mary, of North Reading, David F. Cartwright and his wife, Lisa, of Plaistow, NH and Ronald P. Cartwright and his wife, Alicia, of Derry, NH; dear brother of Theodore Cartwright and his wife, Kathy, of Reading; cherished grandfather of Alyssa, Mary-Casey, Andrew, Ronald, Alex, Robbie and Matthew. He is also lovingly survived by his nephew, Trevor Cartwright of Reading, several other nieces and nephews, sisters and brothers in law.
Family and friends are invited to attend his funeral service in the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway, (Rte. 107) Revere on Thursday, June 30 at 11 a.m. followed by burial at Puritan Lawn Memorial Cemetery, West Peabody. Visiting hours in the funeral home will be today, Wednesday, from 4 to 8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the N.E. Shelter for Homeless Veterans, 17 Court St., Boston, MA 02108.
Of Stoughton, formerly of Chelsea
Israel Fishman of Stoughton, formerly of Chelsea, died on June 27. He was 92 years old.
The beloved husband of Lillian (Goren) Fishman, he was the devoted father of Sumner Fishman and his wife, Deanna Chiampa, of Millis, Eileen Landy and her husband, Merric, Sharon Deanaher of Revere and Paul Fishman and his wife, Marcia, of Raynham; loving brother of Ida Gordon of Chelsea; cherished grandfather and great grandfather of many.
Services will be held at Stanetsky-Hymanson Memorial Chapel, 10 Vinnin Street, Salem today, Wednesday, June 29 at 11 a.m. Burial will be at Ahavath Achim Anshe Sfard Cemetery, Lynn. Memorial Observance will be at the home of Eileen and Merric Landy following the burial today, Wednesday, only. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made to the Kidney Foundation , 85 Astor Avenue, Suite 2, Norwood, MA 02062. www.stanetskyhymansonsalem.com.
Karen Anne Kelble
Citizen Bank Boston employee
Karen Ann (Sangermano) Kelble of Saugus, formerly of East Boston, died on June 26.
She was a graduate of Pope John High School, Class of 1983, and Newbury College and was employed at Citizen Bank Boston.
The beloved wife of James J. Kelble Sr., with whom she shared 31 years of marriage, she was the loving mother of Andrea F., Christopher J. and James J. Kelble, Jr., all at home; cherished daughter of Anna (Milo) Sangermano of Saugus and the late George Sangermano; daughter in law of James and Barbara (Cutlip) Kelble of New Hampshire.
Her Funeral will be held from Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, 262 Beach St., Revere on Thursday morning at 8:30 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in Our Lady of the Assumption Church, Lynnfield at 10 a.m. Family and friends may visit today, Wednesday, from 4 to 8 p.m. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. For directions and guest book: www.vazzafunerals.com.
Nicholas Ferrala Sr.
Retired auto mechanic
Nicholas F.”Nick” Ferrala, Sr. died peacefully surrounded by his family on June 26 at his home in Bangor, Maine after a courageous battle with cancer. He was 81 years old.
Born in Charlestown, he spent most of his life in Revere and his later years were spent with his family in Bangor, Maine. He was an auto mechanic who loved tinkering with things.
Surviving in addition to Frances, his devoted wife of 52 years, are three children, Nick, Jr., Mike, and Karen Carson and her husband, James; six grandchildren, Anthony, Gracie, Sophia, Abigail, Rebecca and Fletcher; one great grandson, Kamryn; two brothers, Anthony and his wife, Patricia Ferrala, and Tommy Farrella; three sisters, Louise Champa, Junie and Janie and many nieces and nephews.
Relatives and friends are invited to call from 4 to 6 p.m. today, Wednesday, une 29 at Brookings-Smith, 133 Center St., Bangor. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday, June 30, at St. Paul the Apostle, St. John’s Catholic Church, York Street, Bangor. Condolences to the family may be expressed at www.BrookingsSmith.com.
Former East Boston resident
Phyllis (DeBonis) Fagone, formerly of East Boston, died peacefully in Stoughton on June 16.
She was the beloved wife of the late Joseph Fagone; daughter of the late Giovannina (Carina) and Josef DeBonis; mother of Joseph Fagone Jr. and his wife, Debby, of Pepperell, Charles Fagone and Frank Fagone and his wife, Barbara, all of Revere, the late Annette Manetta and Joann Linker; sister of George DeBonis and mother-in-law of Robert Manetta. She is also survived by her grandchildren, Robert, Carla, Joanna, Michelle, Chuckie, Kara, Lesley, Joseph, Jason, Shannon, Joy, Felicia, Ashley and Romina and 13 great-grandchildren.
Funeral arrangements were by the Magrath Funeral Home, East Boston. Entombment was in Holy Cross Mausoleum. Donations in her memory to the foundation for Alternative and Integrative Medicine, www.faim.org, would be appreciated.
Worked at Sears and Wonderland Dog Track
Irene M. (Filippone) Signore of Revere died on June 26 at Anne Mark Nursing Home. She was 82 years old.
Born in Boston, the daughter of the late Leo and Mary Filippone, she was a former sales clerk at Sears and also worked at Wonderland Dog Track
She was the beloved wife of the late Frank J.; devoted mother of Frank J., Jr. of Revere and Mark and his wife, Connie, of Wakefield; loving grandmother of Candice, Justine and Marissa; dear sister of Diane Morel of Malden, Anthony Filippone of Hanover and Andrew Filippone and his wife, Claire, of Peabody. She is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.
Her Funeral will be held from the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, 128 Revere St., Revere today, Wednesday, June 29 at 10 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Anthony’s Church at 12 p.m. Relatives and friends are kindly invited. Visitation will be from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery. www.Buonfiglio.com.
Salvatore Scimemi of Revere died on June 25.
He was the beloved son of the late Guiseppe and Crocifissa (Gucciardi) Scimemi; loving husband of Filippa (Amato) Scimemi; loving father of Antonette Belschner and her husband, Gary, of Lynnfield, Joseph Scimemi of Revere and Salvatore Scimemi, Jr. and his wife, Lisa Marie, of Saugus; cherished grandfather of Alyssa and Taylor Belschner of Lynnfield; beloved brother of Paolo Scimemi of Chelsea and is also survived by several nieces and nephews. He was the brother of the late Francesca Marino, Maria Ferrante and Mario Scimemi.
His funeral will be held from The Rapino Memorial Home, 9 Chelsea St. (Maverick Sq.) East Boston today, Wednesday, June 29, at 9:30 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated in St Anthony’s Church, Revere at 11 a.m. For on line condolences, please visit www.rapinomemorialhome.com.
Laura A. McIntyre-Fields of Revere, formerly of Melrose, died on June 24 after a long illness. She was 40 years old.
She was the beloved wife of Sean M. Fields; loving mother of Michael Thomas and Ellen Mary Fields; devoted daughter of Thomas J. McIntyre of Melrose and the late Ellen (Horan) McIntyre; loving sister of John T. McIntyre and his wife, Tara, of South Carolina, Brian P. McIntyre of Boston, Kevin A. McIntyre and his wife, Barbara, of Maine and Thomas J. McIntyre of Melrose. She is also survived by several nieces, nephews and friends.
Her Funeral will be held from the Gately Funeral Home, 79 W. Foster St. Melrose on Friday, July 1 at 8 a.m. A Funeral Mass to celebrate her life will be held at St. Mary’s Church, Herbert Street, Melrose, at 9 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited. Visiting hours are Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m. Burial will be in Wyoming Cemetery in Melrose. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the McIntyre-Fields Family Fund @ Melrose Cooperative Bank, 638 Main St. Melrose, MA 02176. For obituary, directions or to sign guest book please visit www.gatelyfh.com Gately Funeral Home (781-665-1949).
Cesar B. Diaz of Revere, formerly of Rochester, NY, died on June 22.
He was the beloved son of the late Jose B. and Blanca I. Diaz; cherished brother of Harry, Ruth Mehmet and Blanca Wanda; life companion of Mark Pruitt; loving uncle of Ellie, Robert and Andy.
A Memorial Service will be held in Rochester, New York at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Joslin Diabetes Center, 1 Joslin Place, Boston, MA 02215.
East Boston resident
Albert Raimondi of East Boston died on June 23.
The beloved son of the late Mary (Graziano) and Peter Raimondi Sr., he was the brother of Peter Jr. of Winthrop, John of Marshfield, Richard of Jamaica Plain, Vincent of Maryland, Ann Crowley of Nevada, Margaret Giambrone of Revere and the late Virginia Devlin, Rose Serra, Joseph and Murray Raimondi. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews.
Funeral arrangements were by the Magrath Funeral Home, East Boston. Burial was in Holy Cross Cemetery. MagrathFuneralHome.com.
Kathleen A. Adams of Revere, formerly of Charlestown and Chelsea, died on May 24.
She was the beloved daughter of the late Earl and Christine (Harower) Adams; sister of Marion Hart of Medford, formerly of Charlestown, and the late Beatrice McNelley, Irene Ricupero and James and Charles Adams. She is also survived by several nieces and nephews.
Burial was in St. Joseph’s Cemetery in West Roxbury.
Of Melrose, formerly of Revere
Carmen J. Reppucci of Melrose, formerly of Revere, died on June 22 following a long illness. He was 65 years old.
He was the beloved husband of 38 years to Peggy Ann (Robbins); devoted brother of James C. Reppucci and his wife, Diana G., of Melrose; cherished uncle of Ronald J. Reppucci and wife, Diane P., of Eliot, ME, Younger Robbins of California and Giselle Surette of Florida; dear nephew of Frances “Chica” Crisafulli of Everett, Jeanette Crisafi, and Joanne Reppucci, both of Revere; dear granduncle of Lydia J., Nathaniel J., and Gregory J. Reppucci, all of Eliot, ME and Gina Surette of Florida.
Funeral arrangements were by the Carr Funeral Home, Melrose-Wakefield line. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the American Red Cross, 25 Stuart St., Boston, MA 02116.
John Deeb Shire
Formerly owned beauty salons
John Deeb Shire died on June 23 in East Boston following a valiant battle with metastatic carcinoma. He was 82 years old.
A US Army veteran of the Korean Conflict and a member of VFW Post 6712 of Beachmont, he was the former proprietor of the “Hair Company” and “John Mitchell Croppers” of Cambridge.
He was the beloved husband of the late Theresa S. (Scoppettuolo); devoted father of JoAnne Vitale and her husband, CFO Henry Vitale, BWRA of Jamaica Plain, Cynthia Woolcock and her husband, John, of East Boston, Stacy J. Ragucci and her husband, Vincent, of North Reading, John Shire and his wife, Rhonda, of Revere; the cherished grandfather of seven and is also lovingly survived by his companion, Carolyn Medugno of Danvers, and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, Revere. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the American Cancer Society , 30 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701.
Former US Postal Worker
Donna L. (Cutulle) Chapman of Revere died on June 22.
A former US Postal Worker, she was the beloved wife of Richard, the devoted mother of Brian “RPD” and his fiancé, Nancy Nicosia; dear sister of the late Rose Chandler, Joseph Cutulle and Nicholas Cutulle 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. Donations may be made to St Judes Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St Jude Place, Memphis TN38105-1905 www.Buonfiglio.com
Linda A. (Wlodyka) Kowalewski of Winthrop died on June 22.
She was the beloved wife of 30 years to Tommy Kowalewski; loving daughter of the late Henry J. and Genevieve (Kolanik) Wlodyka; dear sister of Thomas Wlodyka and his wife “Dolly” of Scituate, dear sister in law of Edward Kowalewski and his wife, Frances, of Milford; cherished aunt of Amy McLaughlin and her husband, Joseph, of Rockland, Leslie Delisle and her husband, Josh, of Boston, Ross Wlodyka of Scituate and Christine O’Shea of Grafton; adored niece of Adelle Zebrowski and Janet Wlodyka of Revere. She is also survived by her feline companion “Maxine.”
Funeral arrangements were by the Frank A. Welsh & Sons Funeral Home, Chelsea. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. To send expressions of sympathy, please visit www.WelshFuneralHome.com Frank A. Welsh & Sons Chelsea, 617-889-2723.
William J. Hancock of Revere, formerly of Quincy, died on June 22.
He was the loving father of Erek Hancock and his wife, Renee, of Attleboro and Aimee Hancock and her partner, Alex deSela, of Vermont; dear brother of Marilyn Hancock of Randolph and Richard Hancock of Lunenburg; cherished grandfather of Ryan Collins of Carver, Aleco Hancock deSela, and Asher Hancock deSela of Vermont. He was the son of the late William W. and Lillian (Drohan) Hancock and grandson of the late Rose Drohan.
Funeral arrangements were by Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, Revere. Burial was private. For guest book: www.vazzafunerals.com.
John McCorry Sr.
Peabody resident, former Revere VFW member
John J. McCorry, Sr. of Peabody died on June 20.
A US Army veteran of World War II and a former member of Revere VFW, he was the husband of Teresa (DeOrio) McCorry of Peabody; father of Carol and William Anastos of Revere, John McCorry of Peabody, and Bruce McCorry and Sandra LaRosa of Middleton, and the late Gary McCorry; grandfather of five, Gina and Bob Noftle, Tania and Alex Case and Alisha Anastos, all of Revere, Erica McCorry of Woburn and Tiffany McCorry of Wakefield and also leaves four great-grandchildren. He was the brother of Helen Copeland of North Andover and the late Margaret Spinelli. He is also survived by a sister-in-law Edith DeOrio of Belmont and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Conway, Cahill-Brodeur Funeral Home, Peabody. Burial was in Puritan Lawn Memorial Park, Peabody. Expressions of sympathy may be made to the American Heart Association, 20 Speen Street, Framingham, MA 01701-4688. Please visit www.ccbfuneral.com for online obituary and to sign condolences.
Veronica H. (Pastore) O’Brien of Everett died on June 19.
She was 85 years old.
She was the beloved wife of the late William H. O’Brien; loving mother of Gail Shanley and her husband, Paul, William O’Brien, Richard O’Brien, all of Everett, Kevin O’Brien and his partner, Richard Eldridge, of Revere, and the late Karen Morse, Sandra Sullivan, and Michael O’Brien. She is also survived by 10 cherished grandchildren and six great grandchildren. She was the grandmother of one late cherished grandchild.
Funeral arrangements were entrusted the JF Ward Funeral Home, Everett. Burial was in Glenwood Cemetery, Everett. Memorial donations may be made to Hallmark Health & Hospice, 178 Savin St., Suite 300, Malden, MA 02148.
David A. Greene of Revere, formerly of Boston, died on June 19.
He was the devoted father of Colette Pomerleau and her husband, Brian, of Brockton; loving brother of Gloria Rosen; cherished grandfather of David, Brian and Brianna; uncle of Amber and Brittany Rosen.
Graveside services were held at Lindwood Memorial Park, Randolph. Expressions of sympathy in his memory may be made to the American Heart Association , 30 Speen Street, Framingham, MA, 01701. Stanetsky Memorial Chapels www.stanetskycanton.com.