Of Saugus, formerly of Revere
Joseph B. Quagenti of Saugus, formerly of Revere, died on January 8 at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital. He was 66 years old.
A graduate of Boston College, he had a career in Finance Specializing in factoring and leasing. He was a former employee of Signal Capital of Hampton NH, a member of the MA Factoring Association and enjoyed ballroom dancing and playing ice hockey.
He was the beloved son of the late Angelo and Catherine (Fala) Quagenti; devoted father of Maria Quagenti of Revere, Joseph A. and his wife, Christine and Andrea Quagenti, all of Saugus and Dianna Scapicchio and her husband, Gregory of Medford; loving companion of Nancy Stetson of Peabody; dear brother of Janet Leuci and her husband, William of Saugus and is also survived by his three loving grandchildren Arianna, Victoria and Daniella Quagenti, nieces, nephews and cousins.
His Funeral will be held from the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, 128 Revere St., Revere on Thursday, January 12 at 10 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St Anthony’s Church at 11 a.m. Relatives and friends are kindly invited. Visiting hours will be today, Wednesday, from 4 to 8 p.m. Burial will be in Holy Cross Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to MGH Cancer Center Development Office, 165 Cambridge St, Suite 600, Boston, Ma. 02114. www.Buonfiglio.com
Dolores ‘Dodo’ Sylbil Sulkis Barrack
Former Revere Resident
Dolores “Dodo” Sybil Sulkis Barrack was born in Brookline and later lived in Revere, Miami Beach, Florida, Brentwood, California; and most recently in Las Vegas, Nevada. She died of natural causes on January 1 and was 84 years old.
Mrs. Barrack is survived by her daughters, Bohnny Barrack, Hillary Barrack-Palmer, and a son-in-law, William Palmer, all of Maui, Hawaii; as well as her daughters, Valerie Barrack and Stacey Meaney of Las Vegas, Nevada. She was also the most proud grandmother of Jordan Ablon of Boston, Jared Ablon of Santa Monica and Hayley Ablon, both of Santa Monica, California and Quentin Barrack of Pacific Palisades, California.
The family is having a private memorial service and requests, in lieu of flowers, to please make donations to the American Lung Association .
Sadie Appelstein of Marblehead died on January 8.
She was the beloved wife of the late Samuel Appelstein; dear daughter of the late Samuel and Eva Schlager; devoted mother of Janet Williams and Martin and his wife, Jo Anne Appelstein; loving sister of the late Saul and his wife, Rose Schlager and Joseph and his wife, Beatrice Schlager; cherished grandmother of Scott, Raymond and his companion, Rebecca, Earl and his wife, Barbara, Seth and his fiancé, Riva, Eve Williams, Jeffrey Appelstein and his wife, Kim, Eric Appelstein and his wife, Karen; great-grandmother of Samuel and Haley Williams, Dr. Clarice and her husband, Brad Baumgartner, Leigh, Joshua, Brooke and Jacob Appelstein. She also leaves many beloved relatives, including Sam’s family.
Services will be held at the Stanetsky-Hymanson Memorial Chapel, 10 Vinnin St., Salem-Swampscott line today, Wednesday, January 11 at 11 a.m. Burial will follow in the Tifereth Israel Memorial Park, 232 Fuller St., Everett. Memorial Observance will be held at her late residence through Friday sundown. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy in her memory may be donated to the Hospice of the North Shore, 75 Sylvan St., #B102, Danvers, MA 01923 or the New England Conservatory of Music, 290 Huntington Ave., Boston, MA 02115.
East Boston Resident
Antonietta (DiGirolamo) LaRosa of East Boston died on January 9. She was in her 92nd year.
She was the beloved wife of the late Paolo LaRosa; loving mother of Angelo LaRosa and his wife, Carmela of Revere, Maria LaRosa and Antonino “Nino” LaRosa, both of East Boston, Franco “Frank” LaRosa and his wife, Linda of Lynn, and Giovanna Defeo and her husband, Giovanni of Revere,and the late Baldassare “Billy” LaRosa and his wife, Rosanna of Revere; cherished grandmother of 15 and great grandmother of 23. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews.
Her Funeral will be held from Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, 262 Beach Street, Revere, Thursday morning at 8:30 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in the Sacred Heart Church, 45 Brooks St. East Boston at 10 o’clock. Family and friends may visit today, Wednesday, from 4 to 8 p.m. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Sacred Heart Church, 303 Paris St., East Boston, 02128. For guest book and directions www.vazzafunerals.com
Retired Texaco Oil Accountant
Paul Ferris of Revere died on January 9 after a long illness. He was 67 years old.
A US Army veteran of the VietNam Conflict who served between July 1965 and July 1968, he was a retired finance accountant having worked at the Texaco Oil Co. for 20 years.
He was the beloved father of Melanie J. Ferris and her life partner, Meredith Berger of Needham and Melissa B. Ferris of Melrose; brother of Thomas Ferris and his wife, Alice of Lawrence; son of the late Thomas and Eva (Marotta) Ferris and is also lovingly survived by two grandsons, Tyler and Luke. He was the dear uncle of Laurie, Thomas III, and Danielle.
Visiting hours will be conducted at the William R. Carafa & Son Home For Funerals, 389 Washington Ave., Chelsea today, Wednesday, January 11 from 6 to 8 p.m. A Family Reflection of Life Ceremony will be observed during the visiting hours. Cemetery committal is private.
Former Paul Revere School Principal
Peter S. Sarno, former principal of the Paul Revere School. died at his Revere home on January 8. He was 87 years old.
The loving husband of 61 years of Alice Fraser Sarno, he was born in Boston, the son of the late Sabato and Mary (Brun) Sarno. He graduated from and played football at Boston University, earned his Master’s Degree at Boston State Teacher’s College and received his CAGS at Northeastern University.
Mr. Sarno was a US Marine veteran of World War II having served in the South Pacific and was a charter member of the VFW Post in Beachmont #6712.
A gifted artist, writer and world traveler to 60 countries, Mr. Sarno was a long time member of the Massachusetts Teachers Association, a former football coach at Revere High School, Christopher Columbus High School and the NuWay Sweepers a farm team for the old Boston Patriots.
In addition to his wife, Mr. Sarno leaves four children, Laura Proctor and her husband, Eric of Arizona, Peter Sarno and his wife, Nanette of Georgetown, Paul Sarno and Linda Sarno, both of Revere; two grandchildren, Jessica and Matthew; one great grandchild, Peter Joseph; one brother, Sal Sarno of Florida and one sister, Agnes Sarno of Revere. He was the brother of the late Anthony Sarno.
His Funeral will be held from the Porcella Funeral Home, 876 Winthrop Ave., Revere (Beachmont) on Friday, January 13 at 10 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass at St. Anthony’s Church, 250 Revere St., Revere at 11 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited. Visiting hours are Thursday from 3 to 7 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to Bridge Over Troubled Waters, 47 West St., Boston, MA 02111 or to the charity of your choice. For directions and condolences, www.BisbeePorcella.com.
Fredrick Charles Chamness
Of Connecticut, formerly of Revere
Frederick Charles “Freddie” Chamness, of Norwich, CT formerly of Revere, died on January 6.
An avid hunter and fisherman, he enjoyed his retirement by spending time with his family– especially spoiling his 11 grandchildren.
Born in Winthrop, the son of Barbara Chamness of Revere and the late Charles Chamness, he was the husband of Vivian Chamness, loving father of Melissa Chamness and her fiancé, Eldon Hueschen, Jr. of Mandeville, LA, Kristin Chamness Petranek and her husband, Anthony Petranek of Norwich, CT and Douglas Chamness and his wife, Tina Chamness of Griswald, CT. He was the cherished grandfather of Paul, Devon, Shayne, Issac, Kayla, Harmony, Cassidy, Zachary, Mckaley, Destiny and Lily; the dear brother of Frances Capezzuto of Tewksbury, William Chamness of Strafford, NH, Naomi Bagdon of W. Bridgewater and Barbara Skane of Quincy.
A memorial service will be held in the spring at a family church in Connecticut to which family and friends will be invited. In lieu of flowers, please send donations in his name to St. Jude Children’s Hospital.
Of Chelsea, formerly of Revere and East Boston
Carol F. (Grace) Hoffman of Chelsea, formerly of Revere and East Boston, died on January 4 at the Chelsea Jewish Nursing Home. She was 78 years old.
Born in East Boston and a US Air Force veteran of the Korean Conflict, she was the daughter of the late Gerald and Mildred Grace, the beloved wife of the late George Hoffman; devoted mother of Deborah Penta and her husband, Paul of Revere, Robert of Barre, MA and Doreen Hoffman of Hampton, NH; dear sister of the late Clair Foster, Evelyn Bell, Gerald Grace, Edith Reynolds and Beverly Morris. She also leaves three loving grandchildren, four great grandchildren and was the grandmother of one late grandchild.
At the request of the family, all services are private. Arrangements are entrusted to Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, Revere. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Lung Association, 460 Totten Pond Rd., Waltham Ma 02451. www.Buonfiglio.com
Anthony Tedesco, Jr.
Of Revere, formerly of East Boston
Anthony Tedesco, Jr., of Revere, formerly of East Boston, died on January 4.
He was the beloved husband of the late Sandi (McDonald) Tedesco; loving father of Anthony Tedesco, III, and his fiance, Nicole Walsh of Everett, Fred Mandracchia of Weymouth, Salvatore Mandracchia of Louisiana and Samantha Edmonds of Georgia; cherished grandfather of Anthony IV, Haley and Ethan and dear brother of Charlotte Riviera of Revere, Helen Sinno and Margaret Gardina, both of East Boston and the late Billy and Theodore Tedesco. He is also survived by loving nieces and nephews.
Funeral arrangements were by the Rapino Memorial Home, East Boston. To leave online condolences, please visit www.rapinomemorialhome.com
Former Owner of The Wharf Restaurant and North Shore Marine
Sally (LeBranti) Nigro of Revere died on January 6 at Union Hospital. She was 82 years old.
A 28 year employee of the City of Revere Treasurer’s Office, she was the former Proprietor of The Wharf Restaurant and North Shore Marine.
Born in Revere, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Caroline (Viola) LeBranti; the beloved wife of the late Arthur C. Nigro and Victor E. Molle, the devoted mother of Victor Molle and his wife, Andrea of Peabody and Debra Molle and her husband, John Henry of Lynnfield; loving grandmother of Alexandra, Vanessa and Victor Molle Jr.; dear sister of Josephine Sasso and her husband, Anthony, Richard LeBranti and his wife, Patti, all of Peabody and the late Gerald LeBranti and his surviving wife, Marie. She is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.
Funeral arrangements were by the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, Revere. Burial was in Forest Hill Cemetery, Lynnfield. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Dana Farber, 10 Brookline Place West, 6th floor, Brookline MA 02445-7226.
Daniel R. Trainor of Revere died suddenly on December 29, He was 26 years old.
The beloved son of Andrea King, he was the loving brother of Patrick, James, Brandon and Robin.
Arrangements were entrusted to the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, Revere. www.Buonfiglio.com
Of Revere, formerly of East Boston
Rosemarie (Manganello) Scannelli of Revere, formerly of East Boston, died on January 6 after a long illness.
She was the beloved wife of Joseph ‘Joe Words’ Scannelli with whom she shared 60 years of marriage; loving mother of Cheryl Fischer and her husband, Brad of Danvers and the late Joseph Scannelli, Jr.; dear sister of Frank Manganello of Walpole, Helen DiTomaso of Peabody and the late James Manganello and cherished grandmother of Ashley Fischer.
Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, Revere. Burial was at Puritan Lawn Cemetery, Peabody. For guest book: www.vazzafunerals.com
Of Revere, formerly of the North End
Margaret (Bentivegna) Prato of Revere, formerly of Boston’s North End, died on December 3. She was in her 92nd year.
She was the beloved wife of the late Joseph Prato; loving mother of Anthony Prato of Salem and Paul Prato and his wife, Cynthia of New Hampshire; dear sister of Phil Bentivenga of Revere and the late Lillian Fici, Gussie Giardello, Fannie Grafoni, Paul, Pasquale, Anthony, Joseph and Jimmy Bentivegna; cherished grandmother of Joseph, Cindy Jo and Richard Prato and she also leaves two great grandchildren.
Funeral arrangements were by Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, Revere. Entombment was in Holy Cross Mausoleum Malden. For guest book: www.vazzafunerals.com.
Sarah ‘Sally’ Bornstein
Of Chelsea, Formerly of Revere
Sarah “Sally” (Goodman) Bornstein of Chelsea, formerly of Revere and Lawrence, died on January 4. She was 96 years old.
She was the devoted wife of the late Morris “Angie” Bornstein; loving sister of the late Augusta Hershfield, Jean Levine and Abraham Goodman and is survived by many nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews. Funeral services were held at the Children of Abraham Cemetery, Lawrence. Expressions of sympathy may be donated to the Chelsea Jewish Nursing Home, 17 Lafayette Ave., Chelsea, MA 02150; or to a charity of one’s choice . For online condolences: www.goldmanfc.com
Carpenter and Educator
Joseph H. DiPrima, a long time resident of Everett, died on January 4 at the Chelsea Jewish Nursing Home. He was 83 years old.
Born in Boston, he was a carpenter and also taught carpentry at the North Bennett St. Industrial School in Boston.
He was the beloved husband of Elena A. (Chirichiello); dear and devoted father of Charles J. DiPrima and his wife, Donna of Merrimack, NH and Ella DiPrima-Spayne of Revere; loving grandfather of Charles J. DiPrima, Jr., Lisa M. DiPrima and Jennifer E. Spayne and great-grandfather of Alyia Pizarro; brother of Stephen DiPrima of Charlestown, Jerry DiPrima of Medford, Mary Romano of Malden, Carmella Gilardi of Medford, Phyllis DiPrima, Anna DiPrima and the late Phillip DiPrima.
Funeral arrangements were by the Cafasso & Sons Funeral Home, Everett. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. Contributions in his memory to the American Lung Association, 460 Totten Pond Rd., Ste. 400, Waltham, MA, 02451 would be sincerely appreciated.
East Boston Resident
Anna (Scott) Corbett of East Boston died on January 4.
She was the beloved wife of the late Edward; devoted mother of Marilyn Golisano and her companion, Frank Roman of East Boston, Marie Grasso of Revere and the late Edward and Eugene Corbett; cherished grandmother of Stephen Gollisano and his companion, Genievieve Hickey of East Boston,Thomas and Alisha Grasso of Revere and adored great grandmother of Gabriella Golisano of East Boston. She was the dear sister of Dolores Deluca and Theresa McGuire of Melrose, Raymond Scott of Malden and the late Anthony, Doris, Eugene and Walter Scott and is also survived by
many loving nieces and nephews.
She was laid to rest with her loving husband in Woodlawn Cemetery. May they rest in peace. Funeral arrangements were by the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home (Orient Heights) East Boston. For more information: www.ruggieromh.con
Of Woburn, formerly of Revere
Gene Attenazio of Woburn, formerly of Revere, died suddenly on December 26 after battling pulmonary issues for many months. He was 44 years old.
Born in Lynn, he was a graduate of Saugus High School and earned his degree at Northeastern University in Boston.
He was the beloved son of Jerry Attenazio and Elaine (Cataldo), both of Revere and the dear brother of Jeanine Attenazio of Revere and Darrel of Somerville.
At the request of the family, all services were private. A Memorial Mass will be scheduled at a later date. Arrangements were entrusted to Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, Revere. www.Buonfiglio.com
Of Danvers, Formerly of Revere
David T. MacDonald of Danvers, formerly of Revere, died on December 31.
He was the beloved uncle of Gregory Cohan and his wife, Jill, John David Cohan and his wife, Paulette, Bernard Cross and his wife, Barbara, Catherine Hoey and her husband, George and also leaves many grandnieces and grandnephews.
His funeral service was held in Trinity Church Boston, Episcopal. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. Assisting the family with the arrangements was the Peterson-O’Donnell Funeral Home, Danvers. Expressions of sympathy may be made to Trinity Church Building Fund, 206 Clarendon St., Boston, MA 02116. To share a memory or offer a condolence, visit www.odonnellfuneralservice.com
Taught in Revere Schools
Irene (Annese) Fallon of Lynnfield, formerly of Revere, died on January 4 surrounded by her loving family after a courageous battle with ALS.
A member of the Revere High School, Class of 1965 and Boston College School of Education, Class of 1969, she was a dedicated parishioner of Our Lady of the Assumption Church in Lynnfield. She worked as a teacher in the Revere School system for 10 years and as an office manager in health care. She married her high school sweetheart in August of 1969 and was a devoted mother and grandmother.
“She will always be remembered for selfless dedication of her life to her family, her morals, and the values that she bestowed upon all those who she touched.”
She was the beloved wife of 42 years to Dr. John A. Fallon; beloved mother of John A. Fallon, Jr. and his wife, Cynthia of Lynnfield and Jennifer Fallon of Danvers; cherished grandmother of John A. III and Courtney Fallon; loving daughter of the late Dr. Amelio A. and Nancy (Pezzulo) Annese; dear sister of Dr. John F. Annese his wife, Maria and sons, Alexander and Nicholas of Saugus; loving daughter in-law of William and Marie Fallon of Revere and is also survived by her loving brothers In-Law, William, Francis and Daniel.
Funeral arrangements were by the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, Revere. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the MGH ALS Clinic Research Fund 165 Cambridge St Boston Ma 02114 or ALS Therapy Division Institute 215 First St Cambridge Ma 02142.
East Boston Resident
Michael Cardillo of East Boston died on January 3.
He was the beloved son of the late Joseph and Lucy (Belange) Cardillo; loving brother of the late Gloria Capozzi and her surviving husband, Eugene of Revere, and the late Joseph Cardillo and his surviving wife, Olympia of East Boston. He is also survived by loving nieces, nephews and cousins.
To leave online condolences, please visit www.kirby-rapino.com Kirby-Rapino Memorial Home 617-569-0305
Peggy Lou Chaffin
Of Newton, formerly of Revere
Peggy Lou (MacDonald) Chaffin of Newton, formerly of Revere, died on January 2.
She was the beloved wife of Nathaniel Chaffin; devoted mother of Elizabeth and Rachel Chaffin, Sarah Passaro and her husband, Pasquale, Joshua Chaffin and his wife, Maisie, Jessica Chaffin and her fiancée, Rolin Jones and Jonathan Chaffin; dear grandmother of Isaac Chaffin and Gelsomina Passaro; sister of Chester MacDonald, Millicent Cerrone, Samuel MacDonald and the late Betty Boatman and aunt of numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral arrangements were by Levine Chapels, Brookline. Burial was at the Adath Jeshurun Cemetery, W. Roxbury. Memorial remembrances may be made to the MGH Cancer Center, 165 Cambridge St., Suite 600, Boston, MA 02114Me or to Hospice of the Good Shepherd, 2042 Beacon St., Newton, MA 02468. Levine Chapels, Brookline 617-277-8300 www.levinechapel.com
Dorothy M. (Gilmore) Halloran died on January 2.
She was the beloved wife of Philip B. Halloran of Malden; devoted mother of Philip R. Halloran of Winchester, Patrick G. Halloran of Beverly, and Cathleen M. Halloran of Nashua, NH; cherished sister of Lillian Patruzello of Malden, Annette Burkhardt of Revere, Elizabeth Catanazariti of Malden, Joseph Gilmore of Boston, and the late Earl Gilmore and loving grandmother of Marina, Brian, and Stephanie.
Funeral arrangements were by the Weir-MacCuish Golden Rule Funeral Home, Malden. Burial was private. For obituary: www.weirfuneralhome.com
Retired Revere School Custodian
William J. Kiejna of Revere died on January 3 at Beth Israel Hospital. He was 90 years old.
He was a former custodian for the Revere Public Schools, a US Army veteran of World War II and member of the VFW Mottolo Post.
Born in Chelsea, the son of the late Joseph and Stanislawa (Ceijboskaia), he was the beloved husband of the late Helen Ann (Michalski); devoted father of Cynthia “Cindy” Kiejna of Revere; dear brother of the late Stephen Kiejna, Josephine Drobneck and Mary Jasinski 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. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Special Olympics MA, 512 Forest St., Marlborough MA 01752. For guest book please visit www.Buonfiglio.com
Retired Dry Cleaner
Joseph A. Caputo, a long time resident of Revere, died on November 13 after a long illness at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. He was 92 years old.
Mr. Caputo was born in Boston’s North End and lived in Revere for more than 60 years. He spent most of his working career as a presser and dry cleaner for several firms within Boston’s Garment District.
He was the husband of the late Carmela J. (Cantino) who died in December of 2010. He was the beloved father of Angela J. Tabb and her husband, Robert, Joseph A. Caputo Jr. and his wife, Mary Lou, all of Florida; Camille M. Punch and her husband, William A. Punch of Boston’s Back Bay and Joanne T. Caputo-Carfagna and her husband, Alfred of Revere; the loving grandfather of Denise and Jeffrey Tarro, both of New Hampshire, Devon Punch of Tewksbury and Anthony J. Caputo of New York City. He is also lovingly survived by his great granddaughter, Chelsey Iowa of New Hampshire. He was the dear brother of Jennie Boccuzzi Of Revere and the late Viola Hoffa. He also leaves several nieces and nephews.
Family and friends are invited to attend a Memorial Funeral Mass on Saturday, January 21 at 10 a.m. in the Immaculate Conception Church, Revere. Remembrances may be made to: The Restoration Fund at Immaculate Conception Church, 22 Lowe Street, Revere, 02151. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals of Revere.
Caroline G. “Carole” Debasitis, a lifelong resident of East Bosotn, died at Whidden Memorial Hospital, Everett, on January 14 following a long illness. She was 78 years old.
Born and raised in East Boston, she attended East Boston Schools and was a 1951 graduate of East Boston High School. She loved her home on Lexington Street in East Boston where she lived for her entire her life.
She was the wife of the late Charles E. Debasitis who died on December 6, 2001; the devoted sister of Edward E. Galluccio of East Boston, Michael R. Galluccio and his wife, Janet of Wickford, Rhode Island and the late Josephine G. Uga, Gabriel A. “Lou” Galluccio, Helen T. Brems and Marilyn R. Debasitis. She was the sister in law of Leon Debasitis of Amesbury, Thomas Debasitis and Robert Debasitis, both of Florida, Raymond Debasitis of New Jersey, Evelyn Debasitis, Geraldine Mastello and her husband, Carmine, all of Agawam and is also lovingly survived by many nieces, nephews, grand nieces and grand nephews. She was the daughter of the late Eqideo “Michael” Galluccio and Amelia (Repucci) Galluccio.
Family and friends are invited to attend a Memorial Funeral Mass on Saturday, January 14 at 10 a.m. in the Sacred Heart Church, East Boston. Private burial will be at the Mass. National Cemetery in Bourne. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to your favorite charity.