Owned Caporale’s Market
Nicolina “Nellie” (Caporale) Mastrain of Revere died on August 15. She was 93 years old.
Born in Newton, she moved to Revere as a teenager. She and her husband operated Caporale’s Market on Revere Street for more than 50 years.
The daughter of the late Alfred and Angela Maria (Nutile) Caporale, she was the beloved wife of the late Frank; devoted mother of Marie Suppa and her husband, Dominic of Revere and Jeanne Hare and her husband, Gary of Las Vegas, NV; loving grandmother of Adriana Tringale and her husband, Ronald of Rowley; dear sister of the late Elsie Durkin, Nicholas Caporale, Virginia LaRosee, Connie Capone and Carmen Caporale. She is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews and her Goddaughter Carol Steriti of Revere.
Her Funeral will be held from the Paul Buonfiglio &Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, 128 Revere St., Revere on Thursday August 18 at 9 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St Anthony’s Church, Revere at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends are kindly invited. Visiting hours are today, Wednesday, from 4 to 8 p.m. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to VNA of Boston Hospice, 100 Trade Center Suite G 500, Woburn MA 01801. www.Buonfiglio.com.
Irene F. “Renee” (Macomber) Avellino of Revere died on August 12.
She was the beloved wife of the late Joseph Avellino; devoted mother of Kathleen Atkinson of Revere; loving aunt of her special niece Carol Dinan and her husband, Robert of Saugus, Elaine Varney and her husband, Bryant of Revere, Thomas Howell and his wife, Maryann of Medford; dear sister of Joseph Macomber and his wife, Pamela of Charlestown. She was the sister of many late siblings and is also survived by her grandchildren, Ronald Atkinson and his wife, Christina, Kevin and Kerri Dinan and three great-grandchildren Danielle, Ashley and Damian.
Funeral arrangements were by the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, Revere. Burial was in Holy Cross Cemetery. For guestbook please visit www.buonfiglio.com.
East Boston resident
Mario Imbriano of East Boston died on August 7 after a long battle with cancer. He was 55 years old.
He was the loving son of Rosina Imbriano and the late Felice Imbriano; dear brother of Antonio Imbriano and his wife, Ursula of Malden, Alex Imbriano of Revere, Felix Imbriano and his wife, Angela of East Boston and Michael Imbriano and his wife, Rita of Lynn; dear brother-in-law of Rosemarie Imbriano of Revere. He is also survived by his loving nieces and nephews, family and friends.
Donations may be made in his name to The Cancer Patient Support Services Fund at the Boston Medical Center, 801 Massachusetts Avenue, 1st Floor, Boston, MA 02118 or online through their website: https://development.bmc.org/donate.
Died unexpectedly on her birthday
Private graveside services were held at Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett for Marian A. (Todino) Ortolan who died unexpectedly on August 7, her 57th birthday, at her Malden residence.
She was born, raised and schooled in Everett. She came to live in Revere in 1988 and lived here until moving to Malden in 2009.
She was the daughter of the late Angelo J. and Mary E. (Hosty) Todino of Everett; wife of the late Bernard A. Ortolan, Sr.; beloved and devoted mother of Angelo J. “A.J.” Ortolan of Malden and the late Bernard A. Ortolan III; cherished grandmother of Gianna of Malden; dear sister of Rita Pornick and William Todino of Malden. She is also lovingly survived by many nieces and nephews.
Remembrances may be made to the Alzheimers’ Association, 311 Arsenal St., Watertown, MA 02472. Arrangements were entrusted to the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals of Revere.
Retired nurse’s aide
Providentia “Ann” Petrone of Andover, formerly of New Hampshire, Revere and Winthrop, died on August 15. She was 88 years old.
Born in Quincy on October 6, 1922, she was the daughter of the late Salvatore and Mary (Purpura) Calabro. She worked as a nurse’s aide at Bay View Nursing Home until her retirement.
She was the beloved mother of Ann Marie Melino and her husband Carmine of Windham, NH and Nancy Aghassi and her husband Ben of Andover; grandmother of Michael Melino, and Sarah Melino, both of Windham, NH and Jacob Aghassi of Andover and the wife of the late Michael Petrone who died in 2003.
Calling hours are today, Wednesday, August 17, from 4 to 8 p.m. in the Peabody Funeral Homes and Crematorium, 290 Mammoth Rd., Londonderry, NH. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday at 10 a.m. in St. Matthews Church, Windham. Burial will be in Cemetery on the Plain, Windham. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Heaps of Hope, Inc., C/O Matrix Financial, LLC, 60 Walnut St., Wellesley, MA 02481. For more information, please visit www.peabodyfuneralhome.com.
Past Commander of Revere American Legion Post 61
Arthur R. Kloak of Revere, formerly of Chelsea, died at home on August 15 surrounded by his family.
A US Army veteran of the Korean War, he was the Past Commander of American Legion Post 61, Revere and an employee of St. Sebastian School, Needham for more than 25 years.
He was the beloved husband of Rita (Lanzo) Kloack with whom he shared 62 years of marriage; loving father of Arthur M. Kloack and his wife, Patricia of W. Peabody, Judith L. Courtois and her husband, Charles of Wilmington, Janet A. Surian of Lowell and the late Arthur R. Kloack Jr.; dear brother of Robert of Florida, his twin brother Andrew of New Hampshire, Virginia Kinder of Revere, Alice Surago and the late Thomas Kinder and his sister in law, Marie Flammia of N. Reading; cherished grandfather of Devon Surian, Justin and Lauren Kloack, Tennille Hahn and her husband, James, Michael and Kristell Kloack, Branden, Derek, Charles and Shannell Courtois and also leaves many nieces, nephews and friends.
Family and friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial in the Immaculate Conception Church, Beach Street, Revere on Thursday morning at 10:30 a.m. Burial will be private. For on line guest book, visit: www.vazzafunerals.com.
Joseph J. “Joey” Yourawski of Revere died on August 14 after a long illness.
He was the loving father of Joseph O’Connell of Somerville and Cara Finnochio and her husband, Anthony of Revere; beloved son of the late Walter and Caroline (Sasso) Yourawski; dear brother of Thomas and Louella Yourawski of Revere, Walter Yourawski and his wife, Cerie and Karen Stoico, all of Peabody and the late Kevin Yourawski and Sandra Yourawski; cherished grandfather of Dillen and Collin Fincchio; beloved uncle of Robby, Caroline and Julian Yourawski and Michael, Nicole and Courtney Stoico, all of Peabody, Jay Yourawski of Florida, Paul Cambria of Peabody and Ronny Cambria of Lynn.
Funeral arrangements were by Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, Revere. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. For guest book: www.vazzafunerals.com.
Chelsea Soldier’s Home retiree
Salvatore A. Cagnina of Saugus died on August 14.
A US Army veteran of World War II, he was a retiree of the Chelsea Soldier’s Home.
He was the beloved husband of the late Grace M. (Garbino) Cagnina; loving father of Joseph Cagnina of Revere, Salvatore Cagnina, Jr. of West Bridgewater, Laura Spacer of Saugus and Darren Cagnina of So. Berwick, Maine; brother of Rose Pelligrini of Peabody, Grace Silva of Revere and the late Joseph Cagnina and Josephine Santanella. He is also survived by 16 grandchildren and two great grandchildren.
His Funeral will be held from the Bisbee-Porcella Funeral Home, 549 Lincoln Ave., Saugus today, Wednesday, at 9:30 a.m., followed by a Funeral Mass at St. Margaret’s Church, 431 Lincoln Ave., Saugus at 10:30 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. Donations in his memory may be made to Hallmark Health VNA & Hospice Inc., 178 Savin St., Malden, MA 02148. For directions and condolences www.BisbeePorcella.com.
East Boston resident
Carmello J. “Carl” Graziano of East Boston died on August 13.
A National Guard veteran of World War II, he was the beloved father of Carl V. Graziano of Malden; loving grandfather of Rocky Graziano of Winthrop, Nicole Etheridge and her husband, Jason of Lynn, and Michael Graziano and his fiancée, Colleen Whelan of Revere; dear great-grandfather of Nicholas Michael Graziano and is also survived by three brothers and a sister.
Funeral arrangements were by the Rapino Memorial Home, East Boston. Burial was in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. For online condolences, please visit www.rapinomemorialhome.com.
Alma (Lombardo) Serra of Revere, formerly of East Boston, died on August 11. She was in her 102nd year.
She was the beloved wife of the late Patrick Serra; devoted mother of the late Constance Rose and Frank Serra; cherished grandmother of Deborah Rose, Sandra Hughes, Rhonda DeStasio, Stacey Quinones and Lisa DeLuca and is also survived by her loving great grandchildren and fond nieces and nephews.
A Mass of Christian Burial in celebration of her life will be held today, Wednesday, August 17 at 10 a.m. in the Most Holy Redeemer Church, Maverick Street, (Maverick Sq) East Boston. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited. In accordance with Mrs. Serra’s wishes, visiting hours are respectfully omitted. Arrangements are under the personal care of the Ruggiero Mazzarella Memorial Home, East Boston. For more information or to send an online condolence: www.ruggieromh.com
Esther (Perry) Nickerson of Revere, formerly of Malden, died on August 11.
She was the loving mother of Kimberly Nickerson of N. Andover and Lloyd Nickerson of Revere; dear sister of William, Charles, Frank, Walter and Eugene Perry; cherished grandmother of Todd Freeman.
Funeral arrangements were by Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, Revere. For guestbook. www.vazzafunerals.com.
Of East Boston, formerly of Italy
Maria (La Grotteria) Serra of East Boston, formerly of Calabria, Italy, died on August 12. She was in her 97th year.
She was the beloved wife of the late Stefano La Serra with whom she shared 39 years of marriage; loving mother of Nick LaSerra and his wife, Itala “Silvana” of Stoneham and the late Anna Maria LaSerra; dear sister of Palma Apa, Natalina Furlano, Carmela Cervalo, all of Italy and the late Francesca Valente, Francesco, Graziano and Narzareno La Grotteria; cherished grandmother of Stephen and Rita LaSerra.
Funeral arrangements were by Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, Revere. Burial was in the family lot at Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. For guest book, www.vazzafunerals.com.
Chelsea Activist and former member of Chelsea School Committee
Arthur C. Bowen of Chelsea died on August 9 at the Masconomet Healthcare in Topsfield after a long illness. He was 81 years old.
Born in Revere and a graduate of Revere High School, for over 20 years, until his retirement in the late 1980’s, he worked as a respiratory therapist at the Chelsea Soldiers Home. He came to Chelsea over 55 years ago through his volunteer work with the Salvation Army and studied Theology at Gordon College in Wenham.
Some of his greatest memories include playing the organ for the famed evangelist Billy Graham and being invited to Athens, Greece by the Prince of the country who said to him “I love you like a son.”
He served the United States as an active member of the US Army during the Korean conflict where he graduated from Chaplain School in New Rochelle, NY and then became a teacher to many of the children of other service men and women.
Mr. Bowen served the community of Chelsea through his various volunteer roles with the Soldiers Home, Salvation Army, the Chelsea Senior Center, Chelsea Community Connections Coalition, the Soup Kitchen, National Night Out, the Chelsea Collaborative, Green Space and many other local groups. He was a delegate to the All-America City Competition in 1998 and served six years as a Chelsea School Committee member.
He was the devoted son of the late Arthur and Eva (Fredericks); beloved brother of the late Nancy Belmonte, Grace Belmonte, Irma Davis, Gladys Burns and Josephine Bowen and is lovingly survived by many nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.
His Funeral Service was held from The First Congregational Church, Chelsea. Arrangements were entrusted to the Smith Funeral Home, Chelsea. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. Expressions of sympathy in his name may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 311 Arsenal St., Watertown, MA 02472. Smith Funeral Home 617-889-1177 www.smithfuneralhomes.com.
Of New Hampshire, formerly of Revere
Stanley “Mitch” Belinsky of Seabrook, NH, formerly of Beverly, Revere and East Boston, died on August 4.
He was the beloved husband of Joanne Sweeney-Belinsky and is also survived by two sisters, a brother, a son and five grandchildren.
At his request, funeral services, which have already been held, were private. Memorial Donations may be made to The American Cancer Society, 30 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701, the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 417005, Boston, MA 02241-7005 or the MSPCA -Nevins Farm (from which he adopted his beloved companion Timmy), 400 Broadway, Methuen,
AT&T Retiree and Telephone Pioneers member
Agnes F. Toomey of South Boston, formerly of Beachmont, Revere and East Boston, died on August 10 following a brief illness at Marian Manor Nursing Home in South Boston. She was 88 years old.
Miss Toomey had been living with her niece in South Boston for the past 11 years. She was born in Foxboro and lived in East Boston as a young girl. She came to live in Beachmont, Revere and lived here for more than 50 years before moving to South Boston 12 years ago.
She worked as a telephone operator for AT&T for over 40 years retirng in 1988. She was a member of the Telephone Pioneers of America for many years, a devotee of her beloved Our Lady of Lourdes Parish, Beachmont, Revere and a volunteer Sunday School teacher, worker in the parish rectory and in whatever capacity where she was needed. She was a committee worker for all the events that kept the parish afloat. Along with that, she was a surrogate mother and grandmother to her 28 nieces and nephews and many grand nieces and grand nephews.
She was the daughter of the late John A. and Catherine R. (Farrell) Toomey; cherished sister of Ellen Kanall of Winthrop, Margaret Vieira of Hull, Frances Bonner of Concord and the late Catherine Reynolds, Mary Tierney, Anna Pedro, Alice M. Toomey, Thomas and William Toomey. She is also lovingly survived by 28 nieces and nephews and many grand nieces and grand nephews.
Funeral arrangements were by the Vertuccio & Smith Home For Funerals, Revere. Burial was in the family lot at Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. Her love for children is legendary and because of that, the family asks that remembrances be made to the Make a Wish Foundation, 1 Bulfinch Pl., Boston, MA 02114.
Michael A. Mackin of Revere died on August 8.
He was the beloved husband of Alice (Cavallaro) Mackin; devoted father of Michael A. Jr.; dear brother of John Ballentine of East Boston, William Mackin of Revere and Joanne Mackin of Florida. He is also survived by his two grandchildren Taylor Marie and Chloe Elizabeth, his niece Tayla Dicicco and many other nieces and nephews.
Funeral arrangements were by the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, Revere. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory can be made to Michael A. Mackin Fund, c/o First Priority Credit Union, 100 Swift St. East Boston, MA 02128 attn: Karen Struppa. For guestbook please visit www.buonfiglio.com.
Retired Engineering Technician
Salvatore Tummino of Marlborough died early on August 10 after being stricken ill earlier in the week. He was 92 years old.
The husband of Carmela (Bottari) Tummino to whom he was married for 50 years, he was born in Barrafranca, Sicily, the son of the late Salvatore and Angela (Russo) Tummino and lived in Italy and Revere before moving to Marlborough 14 years ago. He was a veteran of the Italian Armed Forces.
An engineering technician for the Raytheon Co. for 25 years, he was a member of St. Matthias Parish and a member of the former St. Ann’s Parish, both of Marlborough. While living in Revere, he was a member of St. Anthony’s Parish and was a former president and active member of the Holy Name Society of the parish.
He is survived by four sons, Anthony of Hudson, Peter of Lower Gwynedd, PA, John of Rowley and Michael of Maynard; one brother, Angelo of Everett, one sister, Josephina Canale of Italy, 12 grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. He was the father of the late Joanne Green who died in 1997 and the brother of the late Charles.
Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the William R. Short and Son Funeral Home, Marlborough. Burial was in the Evergreen Cemetery. The family requests memorial contributions be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.
Of Beverly, formerly of Revere
Annette “Nettie” G. (Zuccola) George, former wife of the late Charles George Sr., died peacefully surrounded by her two loving daughters, on August 9 at Masconomet Regional Health Care Center in Topsfield. She was 86 years old.
Born and raised in Revere, she moved to Beverly when she married.
She was the daughter of the late Samuel and Emilia (Caperale) Zuccola, the mother of Charles George Jr. of Weymouth, and William George and his wife, Judy of Beverly, Susan Hamilton and her husband, Jeffrey of Wenham and Karen Bradley and her husband, Robert of Essex and the late Stephen George; sister of James Zuccola of Florida and the late John, Joseph, and Ralph Zuccola, Anne LaBella, Helen DiCroce and Irene Buttaro; grandmother of: Christopher, Stephen and Cara Hamilton, Corey and Nicole Bradley, Heather and Reed George, Noelle George and Brenna George; and great grandmother of Ashlee and Alexandria.
Funeral arrangements were by Campbell-Lee, Moody Russell Funeral Home, Beverly. Burial was in Saint Mary’s Cemetery Beverly. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Masconomet Regional Health Care Activities Department, 123 High St., Topsfield, MA 01983. Information and condolences at www.campbellfuneral.com.
Tina V. Staples of Charlestown died suddenly on August 6. She was 44 years old.
She was the loving mother of Brittni, Michael, Tatum and Aaron Byrnes, all of Lynn; wife of Michael Byrnes; loving grandmother of Caleb Moreno; beloved daughter of Pamela Tamburello of Revere and devoted sister to four brothers and four sisters. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews.
Funeral arrangements were by the Frank H. Carr Funeral Home, Charlestown. In lieu of flowers, kindly make a memorial donation in her name to The Charlestown Boys & Girls Club, 15 Green St. Charlestown, MA. 02129. For obituary and online condolences, please visit www.carrfuneral.com.
Accomplished metal sculptor
Herbert Guttell of Milton, formerly of Winthrop, died on August 8.
An accomplished metal sculptor with a wonderful sense of humor, he was an active member of Temple B’Nai Israel in Revere for 53 years.
He was the beloved husband of Isabelle (Silverman) Guttell for 62 years; devoted father of John and June Guttell and the late Daniel Guttell; loving brother of the late John Guttell and brother-in-law of Sam Silverman of Newton; cherished grandfather of Dan Guttell and his wife, Lindsay.
Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Stanetsky Memorial Chapel, Canton. Burial was at Sharon Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the charity of your choice. www.stanetskycanton.com (781-821-4600).