Obituaries 08-10-2011

August 10, 2011
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Josephine White

Of Florida, formerly of Point of Pines

Josephine R. (Presto) White of Boca Raton, Florida, formerly of Point of Pines, Revere, died on August 5 at her Boca Raton residence after being in failing health for the past year. She was in her 90th year.

Born and raised in Chelsea, she attended Chelsea Schools and was a 1939 graduate of Revere High School. She lived in Point of Pines, Revere for more than 50 years while wintering in Florida for more than 30 years.

She was the wife of the late Revere Fire Capt. Joseph E. White Sr.; devoted mother of Joseph E. White Jr. and his wife, Jeanine L. of Lynnfield and Retired Revere Firefighter Robert S. White of Boca Raton, FL.; cherished grandmother of Stacey A. White and her husband, Michael A. Koch of Jupiter, FL, Joseph E. White III and Kendra White of Boca Raton, FL and Jeanine-Marie White of Santa Cruz, CA; beloved sister of Angelina DiStasio and her late husband, Michael of Merrimac, NH, John Presto and his wife, Marie of Brockton, Anthony Caputo Jr. and his wife, Virginia of Chelsea, Joseph Caputo of Revere, Viola Boffa of Saugus and the late Russell A. and Frank A. Presto, Louis M. Caputo, Sr., Salvatore R. Caputo, Frank Caputo, Jennie Boccuzzi and Mildred Giliberti. She is also lovingly survived by her great grandchildren Anthony J. White of Jupiter, FL, Nicole and Isabella White of Boca Raton, FL, her niece Sharon Lucci and her son, Michael, both of Merrimac, NH, and by many other nieces and nephews.

Family and friends are invited to visit with the family on Thursday, August 11 beginning at 9 a.m. in the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Rte. 107) Revere followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Anthony of Padua Church, Revere at 11 a.m. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the American Heart Assoc., 20 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701.

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John Campbell

Salem resident

John J. “Jack” Campbell of Salem died at home on August 8. He was 79 years old.

He was the husband of Ruth A. (Cullinane) Campbell.

Funeral Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Murphy Funeral Home, 85 Federal St, Salem. Telephone 978-744-0497 or visit www.MurphyFuneralHome.com.

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Marie Tuzzalino

Of Revere, formerly of Orient Heights

Marie S. (Domenico) Tuzzalino of Revere, formerly Orient Heights East Boston, died on August 2.

A graduate of Practical Arts High School in Boston, she was a retiree of NYNX, a member of C.W.A. local 1302 and a member of the International Ladies Garment Workers Union.

She was the beloved wife of the late Salvatore Tuzzalino with whom she shared 42 years of marriage; loving mother of Nadine Tuzzalino of Revere and Robert Tuzzalino and his wife, Beverly of Georgetown; dear sister of Florence Maresca of Boston, Irene Clague of Brockton, John Domenico of Orient Heights East Boston and the late Julia Caruso and Josephine Columbo; fond aunt of many nieces, nephews and friends.

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

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Anna Barnes

Revere resident

Anna D. Barnes of Revere died on August 7. She was 92 years old.

She was the beloved wife of the late Harvey and devoted mother of the late Dolores Barnes and is survived by her neices and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, Revere. Entombment was in Woodlawn Mausoleum.

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Salvatore Abbruzzese

Tailor

Salvatore Abbruzzese of East Boston and Revere died on August 8 after a long illness. He was 80 years old.

A tailor, he was born in Italy and lived in East Boston and Revere for most of his adult life.

He was the beloved husband of Ercolina “Lina” (Dell’Aquila); devoted father of Ralph and his wife, Adriana of Peabody; dear brother of Antonio, Pasquelina and Antonietta, all of Italy; grandfather of Anthony Raffaele and Paul Christopher.

Visiting hours are today, Wednesday, August 10 from 4  to 8 p.m. His funeral will be held from the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, 128 Revere St., Revere on Thursday, August 11 at 9 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Anthony’s Church at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends are kindly invited. Entombment will be in Woodlawn Mausoleum. For guest book, visit www.buonfiglio.com.

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Margaret Butler

Employee of Former Frolic’s Night Club, Revere Beach

Margaret M. “Peggy” (Lindsey) Butler of Winthrop died on August 2. She was in her 103rd year.

She was a graduate of Fitton Catholic School, East Boston, Mt. St Mary’s Academy School, New Hampshire and the University of Rhode Island. She was a former bookkeeper/ Hostess/ Coat Room Attendant/ Bartender and Waitstaff at the Frolics Night Club on Revere Beach, a member of Winthrop Catholic Women’s Club and former treasurer and a Eucharistic Minister at St John the Evangelist Church. She summered on the family estate on Prince Edward Island.

Born at Ft Andrews, Peddocks Island in Boston Harbor, she was the beloved wife of the late Edward I. Butler with whom she shared 48 years of marriage; loving mother of Rev. William L. Butler of Dennis, former pastor of St Mary of the Assumption Church, Revere, Helen E. Gibbs of E. Kingston, NH, Linda M. Mc George and her partner, Richard Perrier, both of Winthrop and the late Edward “Buddy” Butler; dear sister of the late Edward “Buddy” Lindsey,  Ethel Eleanor “Nellie” Hughes and ‘Peggy’s”  son in law, Joseph D. Gibbs; cherished grandmother of HelenAnn and Bruce Gusler and William  and Cyndy Gibbs, all of New Hampshire, Joseph and Robyn Gibb and Kelly and Scott Cazel of California, John and Patricia Gibbs of Wilmington, Edward T. Butler of Winthrop and Dana A. Mc George of Ohio; great grandmother of Bruce Jr. and Jen Gusler and April Gusler, all  of New Hampshire, Cole and Brock Cazel of California and Alexis J. Chew of Illinois and great great grandmother of  Matthew E. Gusler of New Hampshire. She also leaves many nieces, nephews and extended family in the Canadian Provinces.

Her Funeral will be held from Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, 262 Beach Street, Revere, Friday morning at 10 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. John the Evangelist Church, Winthrop at 11:30 a.m. Family and friends may visit Thursday from 3 to 8 p.m. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made in her name to Paw Prints Dog Visitation Program Center for families, Children’s Hospital Boston, 300 Longwood Ave., Boston, MA 02115. For directions and guest book: www.vazzafunerals.com.

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Rudolph Celani

Of Revere, formerly of the North End

Rudoph F. “Rudy” Celani of Revere, formerly of the North End of Boston, died on August 6.

He was the beloved husband of the late Wanda J. (Alunni); father of John of California, Edward and his wife, Eliane of East Boston, Wanda and her husband, Ronnie Delfonso of Wakefield, Rudy, Roseanne, Richard and Connie, all of Revere; brother of Mary Wilson of Arizona, Clara Shippione and Isabella Ciampa, both of Maine. He is also survived by five grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral Services will be held in the Magrath Funeral Home, 325 Chelsea St., (at Day Sq.), East Boston tonight, Wednesday at 7:45 p.m. Relatives and friends are invited. Visiting hours are today, Wednesday, from 5 to 8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory to  the Alzheimer’s Association would be appreciated.

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Louis Nardone, Sr.

Revere resident

Louis J. “Louie” Nardone, Sr. of Revere and Somerville, died on August 6.

A US Marine Corps veteran of World War II, he was the beloved husband of Lucy (Ciano); father of Louis J. Nardone Jr. and his wife, Shawn of Billerica, Patricia Boucher and her husband, Larry of New Hampshire, and Rosann Silver and her late husband, Daniel R. of Maryland; son of the late Guiseppe and Rosina Nardone; grandfather of seven. He was the brother of Eva Peck and her husband, Ray of Dedham, Tina Salami of Somerville and the late Vincent, John, Raymond, Thomas, and Clara Nardone.

His Funeral will be from the Cota-Struzziero Funeral Home, 197 Washington St., Somerville today, Wednesday, August 10 at 10 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in The Immaculate Conception Church, 133 Beech St., Revere, at 11:30 a.m. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to the Alzheimer’s Association, 311 Arsenal St., Watertown, MA 02472. www.cotafuneralhomes.com.

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Norman Ray Cook, Sr.

Of North Reading, formerly of Revere

Norman Ray Cook, Sr. of N. Reading, formerly of Revere, died on August 5 at the Lahey Clinic in Burlington. He was 79 years old.

A former Cabot Corporation employee, he was born in Somerville, the son of the late Ralph and Mae (Vroom). He was the beloved husband of Dolores (Cuccio); devoted father of Diane Archambeault of Worcester, Norman, Jr. of N. Reading, Noreen Torgerson and her husband, Ron of Texas and the late Steven; dear brother of Donald Cook of New Hampshire, Russell Cook of Billerica, David Cook of Everett and the late Peggy Oliver, Robert Cook and Richard Cook. He is also survived by six loving grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held in the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons – Bruno Funeral Home, 128 Revere St., Revere today, Wednesday, August 10 at 12 p.m. Relatives and friends are kindly invited. Visitation begins at 10:30 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Heart Association, 20 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery. www.Buonfiglio.com.

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Nettie Feiner

Of Revere, formerly of Chelsea

Nettie L. (Bass) Feiner of Revere, formerly of Chelsea, died on August 6.

The beloved wife of the late David L. Feiner, she was the dear daughter of the late Abraham and Fannie (Marnoy) Bass; devoted mother of Alan Feiner and Judy Feiner, both of Cambridge; loving sister of the late Edward, Samuel, Beatrice, Irene, Irving and Shirley.

Funeral arrangements were by the Stanetsky Memorial Chapel, Brookline. Burial was at Ostro Marshoe Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy in her memory may be made to the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701. www.stanetskybrookline.com.

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Lorraine Crowley

Of Chelsea, formerly of Revere

Lorraine (Juliano) Crowley of Chelsea, formerly of Revere, died on August 2.

She was the beloved wife of the late Clayton C. Crowley, III; devoted mother of Cynthia J. Tuggay of Arizona, Susan Cuoco of Pepperell, and Kirk Crowley of Chelsea; dear sister of the late John and Anthony Juliano and is also survived by nine loving grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren.

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

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Claire Breau

Chelsea resident

Claire T. (Thomas) Breau of Chelsea died on August 5.

She was the devoted wife of Robert C. Breau, Sr.; beloved mother of Ann Marie Long of Virginia, Teresa Claire Kaplan and her husband, Michael of Nahant, Robert C Breau, Jr. and his wife, Linda of Winthrop and Michael Jude Breau of Chelsea; dear sister of Katherine Passeri of Revere, Louise Malone of Florida, Paul Thomas of New Hampshire and was also the sister of five late brothers and one late sister. She was the cherished grandmother of Maryann and Michael Long, Jesse, Sarah and Sean Kaplan, Robert III, Brian and Lauren Breau, Emma, Christian, Brenden and Daniel Breau and is also lovingly survived by 10 great grandchildren as well as many nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Smith Funeral Home, Chelsea. Burial was at Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. Expressions of sympathy in her name may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-1905. www.smithfuneralhomes.com.

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Kathleen Belmonte

Hy-Sil retiree

Kathleen A. (Connolly) Belmonte of Revere. formerly of Boston’s South End, died on August 3 at the Kaplan Family Hospice House of Danvers following a valiant battle with lung cancer. She was 72 years old.

Mrs. Belmonte was born and raised in Boston’s South End and educated in Boston Schools. She moved to Revere 50 years ago when she married Frank A. Belmonte of Revere. She retired from Hy-Sil Corp. of Revere after 15 years of service in 2004 and maintained her long and endearing friends until her death.

In addition to her husband, she was the devoted mother of Kathleen A. Rolli and her husband, Joseph of Stoneham, Barbara M. Hoffman and her husband, Howard of Danvers, Frank A. Belmonte, Jr. and his wife, Laura of Londonderry NH, Joseph J. Belmonte and his wife, Kimberly of Creedmor, NC, and Larraine V. Elliott and her husband, Robert of Bradford and Scott E. Belmonte of Andover; cherished grandmother of Leah D., Brittany E. and Frank A. Belmonte III, Meredith S. Hoffman, Nicholas J. Rolli, Cameron J. and Caitlin J. Belmonte and Brendan S. Elliott; dear sister of Mary Burns and her husband, Edwin of Ossippee NH and the late James Connolly. She is also lovingly survived by her sisters in law, Anne Marie Belmonte of Methuen and Patricia Belmonte of Merrimac, NH and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, Revere. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery. Remembrances may be made to the American Cancer Society , 30 Speen St., Framingham, 01701.

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Bernard Finstein

Of Revere, formerly of Chelsea

Bernard A. Finstein of Revere, formerly of Chelsea, died on August 4. He was 87 years old.

A US Navy veteran of World War II, he was a member of the Jewish War Veterans Post of Cambridge, and a member of the Masons and Scottish Rite.

He was the beloved husband of the late Nathalie (Zelman) Finstein; devoted father of Janice Cohen of Northboro; loving son of the late Charles Finstein and Edith (Tananbaum) Finstein; dear brother of Gerald Finstein and the late Stanford and Milton Finstein and loving grandfather of two.

Graveside services were held at Sharon Memorial Park,  Sharon with Rabbi Frank Waldorf officiating. Donations in his memory may be made to the Congregation 420, 420 Revere Beach Blvd, Revere, MA 02151. For online guestbook, please visit the funeral home website: Torffuneralservice.com.

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Joan Mehigan

Revere resident

Joan C. (Barlow) Mehigan of Revere died on August 3.

She was the beloved wife of the late James F. Mehigan with whom she shared 52 years of marriage; loving mother of Kathleen Marone and her husband, John of Randolph, Joan Hammer and her husband, Scott of Tyngsboro and James Mehigan and his wife, Veronica of Nahant; dear sister of Peter Barlow of England and the late Anne Page, Harry, Kathleen and John Barlow; cherished grandmother of Stephen and Leslie Hammer.

Funeral arrangements were by the Vazza Funeral Home, Revere. Burial was private. Memorial remembrances may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. For online guest book, www.vazzafuneral.com.

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William Waring

Insurance CPCU and college instructor

William “Ben” Waring of West Kingston, RI, formerly of Revere, died on July 30. He was 75 years old.

The husband of Marie (Lopilato) Waring, he was born in Everett, a son of the late Henry T. and Alice K. (Nason) Waring.  He was a graduate of Providence College and received his MBA from University of Rhode Island. Mr. Waring was a CPCU in the insurance field for many years and taught courses at Bryant, RIC, URI and Johnson & Wales Colleges.  He served in the US Army during the Korean Conflict and, in his spare time, he enjoyed crossword puzzles and a good cigar. He was very proud of his Irish heritage and his family, who will remember his passion for education and the English language.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by three children, Matthew B. Waring of Wakefield, Christa Waring-Jagisch of New York, and Andrew W. Waring of Rhode Island; five grandchildren and two sisters, Maureen Chainey of Revere and Denise Leigh of Green Harbor, MA .

Visiting hours will be today, Wednesday from 10 to 11 a.m. at The Kateri Tekakwitha Chapel, 84 Exeter Road, Exeter, RI, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. Burial with military honors will follow in Rhode Island Veterans Cemetery, Exeter.  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to: Lewy Body Dementia Association, 912 Killian Hill Road, SW, Lilburn, GA 30047. For guest book and condolences, averystortifuneralhome.com.

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Antoinina Raia

Stoneham resident

Antoinina “Nina” (Favuzza) Raia of Stoneham died on July 29. She was 90 years old.

She was the devoted mother of Paul L. Raia and his wife, Nancy of Methuen and the late A. Edward Raia, Sr. and his surviving spouse, Alice of Stoneham and the late J. Ronald Raia of Quincy; cherished grandmother of A. Edward Raia, Jr. of Wakefield, Sam D. Raia of Methuen, William Raia of Merrimack, Leah Raia of Danvers, Paul Silk and Danielle Silk, both of Methuen and the late A. Eric Raia of Stoneham; dear sister of Mae Ciccerone of Medford.

All services were private. Please honor Mrs. Raia by making donations in her memory to American Heart Assoc. , 20 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701. To send a memorial condolence: www.barilefuneral.com.

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