Of Williamstown, formerly of Revere
Florence M “Flossie” Cutillo of Williamstown MA, formerly a longtime resident of Ford Street, Revere died on November 28. She was 74 years old.
“Flossie” was a parishioner of the former St. Teresa’s church and an avid fan of cats, “Murder She Wrote” and “Law and Order.”
She was the beloved daughter of the late Rocco and Josephine (Murray) Cutillo and the dear sister of the late Louis and Carmine “Mickey” Cutillo. She is survived by her sisters-in-law Dorothy Cutillo of Revere and Bonnie Carbone-Cutillo of Wareham; nieces Betty Sanders of Randolph, Donna Cutillo of Boston, Dianne Cutillo of Adams, Pamela Cutillo of Millbury, Lisa Metcalf and Gail Dufault, both of Sandwich; nephews Michael Cutillo of Phoenix, AZ and David Cutillo of Miami Beach FL and is also survived by four grandnieces and grand nephews, four great grandnieces and great nephews and was pre deceased by one grand nephew.
Her Funeral will be held from the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, 128 Revere St., Revere on Friday December 2 at 10:30 a.m. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated in St Anthony’s Church at 12 (noon). Relatives and friends are kindly invited. Visitation will be from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Memorial donations may be made to the MSPCA Pet Care Assistance Fund, 350 South Huntington Ave Boston MA 02130. For guest book please visit www.Buonfiglio.com.
Of Revere, formerly of Chelsea
Alice R. MacDonald of Revere, formerly of Chelsea, died on November 23 at the Lighthouse Nursing Care Center in Revere. She was one month shy of her 90th birthday.
Up until 1987, she resided in Chelsea, when she began receiving supportive care, first at the Parkway Manor Nursing Home in Everett and for the last 10 years at the Lighthouse Nursing Care Center in Revere. During World War II, she worked as a welder at the Navy Yard, then as a machinist for Arnold and Copeland and lastly, until her retirement, as an assembler for Chelsea Clock.
The devoted daughter of the late Joseph D. and Alice R. (Kral) MacDonald, she was the beloved sister of Clara Rogerson of Norwell, William MacDonald of Lynnfield and the late Ellen Donnelly, Edna Riley, Rita Goodwin, Anna Benedetti, Joseph, Harry, Donald and Frederick MacDonald and is also lovingly survived by many nieces and nephews.
Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Smith Funeral Home, Chelsea. Burial was at Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. Expressions of sympathy in her name may be made to the Lighthouse Nursing Care Center, Activities Fund, 204 Proctor Ave., Revere, MA 02151.
Alfonso Marchica of Revere died on November 24. He was 83 years old.
A retired welder, he was the beloved husband of Josephine (Hamel) Marchica of Revere; devoted father of Santina Marchica Grassi and her husband, Dr. Clement J. Grassi of Winchester; dear brother of the late Paolo Marchica, Cristina Stagno, Giuseppina Prestia and Gerlando Marchica; cherished grandfather of Christina Marsica Grassi and Robert Marc Grassi, both of Winchester 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 today, Wednesday, November 30 at 8 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in Immaculate Conception Church at 9 a.m. Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend. Entombment will be in Woodlawn Mausoleum. For guestbook. please visit: www.Buonfiglio.com.
Of Revere, formerly of East Boston
Mary S. “Mae” (Cammorata) Pizzi of Revere, formerly of East Boston, died on November 27.
She was the beloved wife of the late Edward A. “Eddie” Pizzi with whom she shared 59 years of marriage; loving mother of Edward Pizzi, Jr., and his wife, Barbara of Florida; Paul Pizzi and his wife, Debbie of Danvers, Susan Pizzi and Janice Russo, both of Revere; dear sister of Brad of Las Vegas and the late Patrick and Andrew Cammorata; cherished grandmother of Mark and Lori-Ann, Nicole and Amanda Pizzi, Nicholas and Olivia Mae Russo and great grandmother of Abigal Mae Pizzi.
Her Funeral will be held from Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, 262 Beach St., Revere, Friday morning at 9 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Anthony’s Church, Revere at 10 a.m. Family and friends may visit Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m. Burial will be in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. For directions and guest book: www.vazzafunerals.com.
John Raimondi Sr.
Owned a catering business
John B. Raimondi, Sr. of Marshfield died on November. 24 at South Shore Hospital in Weymouth of complications following a November 6 car accident. He was 80 years old.
A veteran of the Massachusetts Army National Guard, he graduated in 1948 from East Boston High School. For more than 30 years, he owned and operated Raimondi Catering serving clients in Brockton and Bridgewater.
He was the husband of Dianne Adams Raimondi and is also survived by three children, John B. Raimondi, Jr., of Quincy, Marc A. Raimondi of Arlington, VA and Amannda Raimondi of Marshfield. Other family members include his granddaughter Sophia Raimondi of Arlington, VA; brothers Vincent Raimond of Chestertown, MD, Peter Raimondi of Winthrop, and Richard Raimondi of Jamaica Plain; sisters Margaret Giambrone of Revere, MA, and Ann Crowley of Las Vegas, NV; and his former wife Donna Raimondi of Amesbury. He was preceded in death by his Italian immigrant parents Pietro Raimondi and Maria Graziano; brothers Murray Raymond, Carl Graziano, Joseph Raimondi, Albert Raimondi; and sisters Rose Serra and Virginia Devlin.
Friends are invited to join the family at the Sullivan Funeral Home, 551 Washington St, Rt 53, Hanover from 10 to 11 a.m. today, Wednesday, November 30 followed by a noon Funeral Mass at Our Lady of the Assumption, 40 Canal St, Green Harbor, and a 1:30 p.m. burial at Couch Cemetery, west side of Union St, across from Oak St. Marshfield. For those interested, donations are encouraged to the American Diabetes Association , www.diabetes.org. For directions and online guest book, visit SullivanFuneralHomes.com.
Worked for NE Tel & Tel
Maryalice C. (Anglin) Downey of Revere died peacefully surrounded by her family after a short illness on November 25 at Massachusetts General Hospital. She was 85 years old.
Born in Lynn to the late Albert and Ellen (Dean) Anglin, she was raised in the Point of Pines in Revere and graduated from St. Mary’s High School in Lynn, Class of 1945. She was employed with New England Telephone Company for 35 years until her retirement in 1990.
Ms. Downey was very active in numerous organizations. She belonged to the Shoe City Lions Club of Lynn, Red Hat Society, New England Telephone Pioneers, Revere Women’s Club and Point of Pines Beach Association.
In addition to the many organizations Ms. Downey belonged to, she enjoyed vacationing on Cape Cod, walks on the beach, dinners at the Point of Pines Yacht Club, bowling and being involved in the Revere Senior Center. Above all else, family was the most important aspect in her life.
She enjoyed spending time with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchild and she will be deeply missed.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff at Mass. General Hospital Cardiac ICU, especially Nurse Jean Murry who took exceptional care of Ms. Downey.
She is survived by her beloved children, Ellenlyn Downey Ross of Wilton, CT, Eileen Horgan and her husband, Timothy Robert of Stoneham and James Downey and his wife, Loren of Long Beach, NY. She is also survived by her grandchildren whom she adored, Tara Ross, Ivy Ross, Ian Ross, Kelly Svendsen and her husband, Carl, Timothy Daniel Horgan, Sean Downey and Ryan Downey; her great-grandchild, Ollie Svendsen and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was also predeceased by her aunt, Alice Dean “Auntie Alice”.
Ms. Downey’s Funeral will be held from the Cuffe-McGinn Funeral Home, 157 Maple St., Lynn on Saturday, December 3 at 9 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Mary’s Church, 8 South Common St., Lynn at 10 a.m. Burial will follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery. Visiting hours are Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations in her name may be made to Massachusetts General Hospital, c/o Heart Center, 165 Cambridge St., Suite 600, Boston, MA 02114. Please visit www.cuffemcginn.com for online guestbook.
Patricia (O’Neil) Lunetta of Revere, formerly East Boston and Salem, died on November 27.
The beloved wife of Joseph Lunetta with whom she shared 52 years of marriage, she was the dear sister of Beverly Manukyam of Peabody, Jacqueline Smith of New York, Michael Shea, Timothy Shea, James Shea and David Shea, all of Salem, and Shawn Shea of Marblehead.
Funeral arrangements were by Vazza’s “Bechwood” Funeral Home, Revere. Entombment was at Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. For guestbook: www.vazzafunerals.com.
Deirdre M. Logue died unexpectedly in Revere, a former resident of Malden, Cambridge and Arlington, on November 21. She was 71 years old.
She was a graduate of Mt. Auburn Hospital School of Nursing and served over 40 years at Mt. Auburn Hospital. She was presently a Supervisor for the Pre-testing Unit.
She was the beloved daughter of the late James J. and Margaret (Coughlin) Logue, Jr.; cherished sister of Ellen T. Sparks of Peabody and Patricia L. Bellofatto and her husband. Retired Fire Captain Nicholas L. Bellofatto of Revere and sister-in-law of the late Dr. James T. Sparks. She is also lovingly survived by several nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.
Funeral arrangements were by the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, Revere In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to Mt. Auburn Hospital, Nurses Dept. c/o the Development Office, 300 Mt. Auburn St., Cambridge, MA 02138.
Owned Aversa Fuel and Appliance Comapny
Albert Aversa of Haverhill, formerly of Everett, died at home on November 23. He was 90 years old.
Born in Chelsea and a longtime resident of Everett before moving to Haverhill, he was the retired proprietor of Aversa Fuel and Appliance Company in Everett.
He was the beloved husband of Mary (Fry) for 65 years; dear and devoted father of Frances Drysdale and her husband, Harry S. of Haverhill, Leonard Aversa and his late wife, Judy of Wakefield, Albert Aversa and his wife, Sandy of Boxford and Richard Aversa and his wife, Diane of N. Andover; brother of Rose Montalbano of Everett and the late Charles Aversa; loving Papa of 10 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Funeral arrangements were by the Cafasso & Sons Funeral Home, Everett. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. Contributions in his memory to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN, 38105-1942 would be sincerely appreciated.
Proprietor of the Chelsea Square Bowling Alleys
Chester P. Pawlak died on November 20 at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston after a courageous battle with leukemia. He was 83 years old.
Born in Chelsea, he was the son of the late Peter Pawlak and Helena (Kordylewski) Markowski. He attended St. Stanislaus Parochial School and was a graduate of Chelsea High School, Class of 1945. He enlisted in the US Army, served during World War II and was honorably discharged in 1947.
He returned to Chelsea in 1953 and married Carole Lombardozzi. Together they settled in Chelsea, raising their two daughters here. He worked for Sears and Roebuck for nearly 42 years as a warehouseman in Dorchester and Somerville, retiring in 1990. During that period he also owned and operated Chelsea Square Bowling Alleys until 1992 with the closing of that well known Chelsea establishment. He continued working until 2002 at the deli counter in the Chelsea Market Basket “DeMoulas.” He was a former member of the St. Andrew’s B.B.C. and a lifetime member of the P.A.V. Post 13, Chelsea.
He was the beloved husband of Carole (Lombardozzi) Pawlak of Revere; devoted father of Kathy Finklestein and her husband, Neal of Revere and Chrissy Pawlak of Chelsea; dear brother of the late Teddy, Walter, John and Carl Pawlak and is also survived by many loving relatives and friends.
A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated by Rev. Richard Uftring, a close family friend, at St. Mary of the Assumption Church on Saturday, November 26. Services concluded with Military Honors and burial in Woodlawn Cemetery in Everett. Should friends desire, contributions in his memory may be made to MGH Leukemia Program, c/o Dr. Amir Fathi, Zero Emerson Place, Suite 118, Boston, MA 02114. To send expressions of sympathy, please visit www.ChelseaFuneralService.com. Funeral Arrangements were entrusted to the care and direction of the Anthony Memorial Funeral Home, Chelsea.
Of Arizona, formerly of Revere
A. Leslie Fraser of Phoenix, Arizona, formerly of Revere, died November 13. He was 76 years old.
He attended Revere Public Schools and graduated from Revere High School. He also attended Phillips Industrial Technical School in Boston. He was an active member of the Revere. Chamber of Commerce and in 1970 he was appointed by Gov. Sargent to the Revere Housing Authority. He was a member of the Bethlehem Lodge in Wakefield and was a Shrine Clown at Aleppo Temple in Wilmington.
After retiring to Phoenix 15 years ago, he worked at what he called fun things such as working at “Rawhide” an 1880 Western Tourist Town as a gunfighter. It was there that he was noticed by Scottsdale Art School and started to model for the school. He also did some acting and was in several short films. He became an acting coach for Indie Filmmaking, working until September when his cancer returned and he lost the battle.
He was born in Revere on October 13, 1935, the son of the late Hallet Fraser and Henrietta (Flinkfelt) Fraser and is survived by his wife, Susanne (Young) Fraser of Phoenix, daughter Robin Fraser and her husband, Roger of New Hampshire and his son, Thomas Fraser of Phoenix; granddaughter, Leslie Susanne Fraser of Boca Raton, Florida; his sisters, Louise Page of Wallingford, Connecticut, Alice Sarno and her husband, Peter of Revere; brother Robert Fraser of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada and many nieces and nephews.
He will be missed but never forgotten by his family and friends.
Of Amesbury, formerly of Revere
Anthony Ferraro of Amesbury, formerly of Revere, died on November 23.
He was the beloved son of the late Lawrence L. and Maria “Dolly” (Raponi) Ferraro; loving father of Erica M. Ferraro of Framingham and Jeffrey Ferraro of Florida and is also survived by many loving aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins and his devoted friend, Cynthia Parnell of Amesbury.
Burial was private. Arrangements were by the Vazza Funeral Home, 781-284-1127.
- Samuel Poole
- Of Revere, formerly of Charlestown
Samuel Poole of Revere, formerly Charlestown, died on November 24.
A US Marine Corps veteran, he was the loving father of Samuel A. Poole of Revere and Stephen Poole of Somerville; dear brother of Margaret Zarella and Joanne Fitzgerald, both of Methuen, Eleanor Foley of Charlestown, Steven Poole of Reading, Lorraine Sexton of Everett and the late David and Ronald Poole; cherished grandfather of Samuel A. Poole, Jr. and uncle to many nieces and nephews.
Burial was private. For online guestbook: www.vazzafunerals.com.
Retired head chef at the Paul Revere School
Edith (Milano) Bevilacqua of Revere died unexpectedly on November 16 at the Whidden Memorial Hospital. She was 86 years old
Mrs. Bevilacqua was a 1943 graduate of Revere High School. She worked for more than 25 years with the Revere School Department as Head Chef at the Paul Revere School where she became an ‘icon’ at the school, serving not only the daily nutritional needs of the children but also as a surrogate mother and grandmother.
She was a long time member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the VFW Mottolo Post of Revere. Both she and her devoted husband of 64 years, Joseph A. Bevilaqua, were devotees of St. Anthony’s Church of Revere. Their generosity to family and extended family are legendary.
Her death has left many of her former students and staff at the Revere School System saddened. Heaven’s gain is our loss.
She was the daughter of the late Michael and Jennie (Moschella) Milano; the cherished sister of Jean A. Magno of Revere and the dear aunt of Janice Magno and her husband, Louis Geoffrion of Manchester-by-the-Sea, Robert Bengston of Fairfield, Georgia, Gary Magno of Revere and Richard LaCava and his wife, Judy of Carver, MA. She is also lovingly survived by many grand nephews, grand nieces and cousins.
Funeral arrangements were by the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, Revere. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. Memorial remembrances may be made to the PTO at Paul Revere School, 395 School Street, Revere, MA 02151.
Desta (Ribotto) DeVincentis of Revere died on November 24.
She was the beloved wife of the late Arthur DeVincentis; devoted mother of Dalia DeVincentis of Revere and Carl DeVincentis and his wife, Karen of Rowley; cherished grandmother of Michelle DeVincentis of Rowley.
Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, Revere. Donations in her name may be made to the charity of one’s choice . For guestbook please visit: www.Buonfiglio.com.
Of Middleton, formerly of Revere
Robert J. Trayers of Middleton, formerly of Wakefield and Revere, died on November 27 at the Lahey Clinic in Burlington. He was 69 years old.
Born in Boston on June 7, 1942, the son of the late James and Kathryn (Dolan) Trayers, he was raised in Somerville and Chelsea and was a graduate of Immaculate Conception High School of Revere and Burdette College of Boston. He was a retired sales manager of Horizon Beverage of Avon and served in the Massachusetts Army National Guard.
He was the husband of Ann M. (Wedge) Trayers; the father of Kelly Christiano and her husband, Tony of Middleton; the uncle of Jim and Tina Wedge, Elaine and Jim Conrad, Mike and Jackie Ebert and Christopher Ebert; brother in-law of Mary and Ed Ebert, James and Judy Wedge and the late Paul and Nicholas Wedge; great-uncle of Lily Ebert, Hannah and Nicholas Wedge, Patrick and Lauren Mancuso and Caitlin Conrad. He is also survived by his sister, Mary Cowan Brown of Lowell.
His funeral will be held from the McDonald Funeral Home, 19 Yale Ave., Wakefield on Thursday at 9 a.m. followed by a funeral mass in St. Joseph Church, 173 Albion St., Wakefield at 10 o’clock. Visitation for relatives and friends will be held at the funeral home on Wednesday from 4 to 8 p.m. Entombment will be in Holy Cross Cemetery in Malden. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Rosie’s Place, 889 Harrison Ave., Boston, MA 02118.
Worked for the federal government
Marie V. (Morgan) Churchill died in Revere on November 22 following a long illness and surrounded by the love and devotion of her family.
A retired Federal Government employee with the Defense Department and The US Coastguard, she was the Past President and a member of the Immaculate Guild at Immaculate Conception Parish and a former member of The Catholic Daughters of America.
She was the beloved wife of the late Frank A. “Choo-Choo” (Chinchillo) Churchill; devoted mother of Marie “Ree” Woodworth of Topsfield, William R. Churchill and his wife, Kathleen of Revere and Mildred R. Churchill of Lynnfield; cherished grandmother “Morgie” of Melissa and Frank Rodriguez of Danvers, Davida and Thomas Grande of Topsfield, Alana and Paul Marino of Westwood, Sasha and Christopher Vasilopoulos of West Peabody, the late Bridget Marie Churchill, William G. Churchill and his fiancé, Danielle Ennamorati of Revere and Frank and Suzanne Anzalone of West Peabody. She is also lovingly survived by 12 great grandchildren and many much loved nieces, nephews, grand-nieces and grand-nephews. She was the dear sister of Barbara M. Rubbico and her late husband, Joseph M. of Lynnfield, and the late Genevieve O”Brien, Eleanor Bruce, Regina Kennedy, Mildred Curtis, Marilyn Malatesta, Madeline Taggart, James and Robert Morgan. “Morgie” also leaves her sister in-law, Janice Morgan of Saugus and her brother in-law, Richard Malatesta of Revere.
Funeral arrangements were by the Vertuccio & Smith Home For Funerals, Revere. Burial was in Holy Cross Cemetery. In lieu of flowers remembrances may be made to the Home For Little Wanderers, 271 Huntington Ave. Boston, MA, 02115-9849.
Of Italy, formerly of Chelsea
Franceso Garofalo, formerly of Chelsea, died suddenly on November 16 in his native home in Montefalcione, Italy. He was 79 years old.
He was the husband of the late Maria (Fabrizio). He leaves his daughter Lina and her husband,Armando Vesce of Montefalcione, Italy, his daughter Antonella and her husband, Giulio Fiore of Revere and his daughter, Christina and her husband, Gino Recine of Montefalcione, Italy. He is also survived by his grandchildren, Carmine, Franco and Maria Vesce of Montefalcione, Italy and Teresa Fiore of Revere.
He was the loving brother of Angelo, Gentile, Aldo, Gelsomina, Maria, Luisa, Elena, Esterina, Carina, and loving brother in-law of the late Sabino Fabrizio, Domenico Fabrizio, the late Antonio Fabrizio, Antonia Pagliuca, the late Giuseppe Fabrizio, Gerardo Fabrizio and Delia Cassano and their families.
Funeral Services took place in Montefalcione, Italy on November 18. A religious ceremony will take place in Saint Anthony’s Church on Thursday December 1 at 6.30 p.m.
Joseph E. Bryant of Revere, formerly of Everett, died at the Brigham & Womens Hospital, Boston on November 21 after a brief illness. He was 51 years old.
Born in Lawrence and a longtime resident of Everett before moving to Revere five years ago, he was a businessman who was a real estate owner and manager
He was the beloved husband of Patricia (Simonelli); loving son of Mary (Manetta) Slabczynski and the late Salvatore Sapienza; dear and devoted father of Heather Lea Bryant and Elizabeth Mary Bryant of Revere; brother of David Bryant of Salem, John and Anthony Slabczynski of Haverhill, Helen Maria Ormond of Hampstead, NH and the late Paul Bryant and is also survived by several loving nieces and nephews.
Funeral arrangements were by the Cafasso & Sons Funeral Home, Everett. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. Contributions in his memory to the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, 1500 Rosencrans Ave. Ste. 200, Manhattan Beach, CA, 90266-3721, would be sincerely appreciated.
Of Revere, formerly of the North End
John A. Dellatto of Revere, formerly of Boston’s North End and Malden, died unexpectedly on Thanksgiving Day
He was the devoted father of Linda D. Ford and her husband, Revere Police Lt. Steven J. Ford of Middleton and Daniel M. Dellatto of Chelsea; cherished grandfather of Erica D. and Stephanie M. Ford of Middleton; dear brother of Annette Clark of Medford, Ralph Dellatto and his wife, Carol of North Andover and Marguerite Manne and her husband, Joseph of Billerica and is also lovingly survived by many nieces and nephews.
Funeral arrangements were by the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, Revere. Entombment was in the family mausoleum at St. Michael Cemetery, Jamaica Plain. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Salvation Army Citadel, 258 Chestnut St., Chelsea, MA 02150.
William Orlandella of Revere died on November 27.
A US Army veteran, he was the beloved husband of Mary C. (Ippolitto) Orlandella of Revere; devoted father of John W. Orlandella and his wife, Lorraine of Revere and William Orlandella of Revere and his partner, Betty Pomarico of Quincy; dear brother of Lydia Carmondy of Arizona and the late Emma Marino, Norma Aggito, Anthony, Arthur, Louis, Hugo and Silvio Orlandella; loving brother-in-law of Edith Orlandella; cherished grandfather of John Orlandella and his wife, Sheila and Paul Orlandella, all of Revere 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 today, Wednesday, November 30 at 10 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Anthony’s Church at 11 a.m. Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery. For guestbook please visit: www.Buonfiglio.com.
Of New Hampshire, formerly of Revere
Phyllis (Gaynor) Case of Middleton, NH, formerly of Revere, died on November 22.
She was the wife of the late Wallace “Roy” Case; loving mother of Linda Turner and her husband, Neil, Roy Case and his wife, Janet; loving grandmother of Karen Hodge, David Case, Amy Jacky, and the late Michael Turner. She is also survived by eight great grandchildren.
Funeral arrangements were by the Bisbee-Porcella Funeral Home, Saugus. Burial was at Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to the National Kidney Foundation of Mass., 85 Astor Ave., Suite 2, Norwood, MA 02062. For condolences, visit: www.BisbeePorcella.com.
Of Revere, formerly of East Boston
Mary “Christy” (Ferrara) DeCristoforo of Revere, formerly of East Boston, died on November 19. She was in her 104th year.
She was the beloved wife of the late Orazio “Jimmy”; mother of Mary Bono of Revere and Norma Smith of Davie, FL; grandmother of Victor Bono, Anthony Smith and Terri LaRocca and is also survived by three great-grandchildren.
Funeral arrangements were by the Magrath Funeral Home, East Boston. Burial was in St. Michael Cemetery. MagrathFuneralHome.com.
Formerly of Revere
Helen “Auntie” DiCarlo of Wellesley, formerly of Revere, died peacefully at home in her niece’s arms on November 18. She was 87 years old.
She was born March 7, 1924 in Hudson New Hampshire to the late Michael and Antoinette Karuzis. She later married Domenic DiCarlo of Revere and had a loving daughter, the late Jean Badolato. Mrs. DiCarlo spent the rest of her life at 52 Thorndike Street in Revere and for the last seven years with her adoring niece Renee Gold, of Wellesley. Family was the focal point of her life.
She was the beloved sister of the late Ruth DeMatteo, Steve, Alfred, John, Joseph and Zigit Karuzis. She is survived by three grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, many nieces and nephews and several dedicated companions including Grace Colletti of Hopkinton.
Her legacy is one of pure love and a happy and peaceful heart. Her niece Renee refers to her as “Mother Teresa in high-heels.” She will be profoundly missed by all who know and love her, including the followers of her blog ageless with Aunty www.reneegold.com.
Donations can be made in her memory to the American Cancer Society 30 Speen St Framingham Ma 01970 Funeral arrangements were by the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, Revere. Burial was in Holy Cross Cemetery. www.Buonfiglio.com.
Orient Heights resident
Toni-Marie Paolini of Orient Heights East Boston died on November 20.
She was the beloved daughter of Debra Paolini of Revere; cherished granddaughter of Joan Tordiglione and her husband, Jerry, of East Boston and Anthony “Tony” Paolini and his wife, Patricia of Saugus; dear niece of Anthony Paolini of Winthrop, Denise Stella and her husband, Joe of Revere, Jeff Paolini of Saugus and Lisa Bodoin of Swampscott; fiancé of Sal Ross of Arlington and also leaves her dog “Primo”; daughter of Mario Donnarumma and many cousins.
Funeral arrangements were by Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, Revere. Burial was in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. For guest book: www.vazzafunerals.com.
East Boston resident
Mary C. (Granese) Salerno of East Boston died on November 21.
She was the beloved wife of Peter Salerno; devoted mother of Mary R. Salerno, Paul R Salerno, Patricia Grifoni and her husband, Donald, all of East Boston and Christine Nano and her husband, Robert “Bobby” of Saugus; dear sister of Roderick Granese and his wife, Bernice of Londonderry N.H.; cherished grandmother of Tina Marie, Anthony, Charlie, Donald and Vanessa and is also survived by many fond nieces and nephews.
Funeral arrangements were by the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home, East Boston. Burial was in Holy Cross Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 9 Riverside Road, Weston 02493. For more info www.ruggieromh.com.