Obituaries 01-18-2012

January 19, 2012
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Antonetta DiNocco

Almy’s Retiree

Antonetta A. (Venezia) DiNocco of Revere, formerly of East Boston, died on January 14 following a six and a half year struggle with Alzheimer’s disease. She was 89 years old.

Mrs. DiNocco was born in Avelli, Italy and came to the United States as a young woman, settling in East Boston. In June of 1962, she and her late husband, Sabatino ‘Ben” DiNocco moved their family to Revere and remained here until their deaths. Mr. DiNocco died on October 12, 2005.

Mrs. DiNocco worked for Almy’s Department Store at Northgate Shopping Center of Revere managing the “Ladies’ Lingerie” department for more than 15 years  and retiring in 1984. She was a popular presence at Almy’s and is remembered for “going the extra mile” role in her position.

She was the devoted mother of Marcia J. Sordillo and her husband, Ralph A. of Wakefield, Stephen J. DiNocco and his wife, Linda M. of Amesbury, John M. DiNocco and his wife, Peggy of El Dorado Hills, CA, Paul R. DiNocco and his wife, Paula of Wakefield; cherished grandmother of Teresa Cook and her husband, Bryant, Ralph A. Sordillo II and Nicholas J. DiNocco, all of Wakefield, Christina J. DiNocco of Newburyport, Megan G. DiNocco of Amesbury and Michael J. and Monica N. DiNocco, both of El Dorado Hills, CA.; dear sister of Iolanda DiMinico and her husband, Henry of Florida and the late Esther Wilbanks, Amato Venezia, Loretta Matarese and Florence Walsh. She is also lovingly survived by her two great grandchildren, Audrey E. and James R. Cook and by many nieces and nephews.

Family and friends are invited to attend her Funeral from the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Rte. 107) Revere today, Wednesday, January 18 at 9:30 a.m., followed by a Funeral Mass in the Immaculate Conception Church, Revere at 10:30 a.m. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery.

The DiNocco Family publicly and gratefully acknowledges the administration and staff of Prospect House of Revere for their extraordinary attentiveness and care to their mother during the past 6 1/2 years while she was a resident there. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to All Care Hospice, 16 City Hall Sq., Lynn, MA01901.

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Morton Lutch

Of Revere, formerly of Malden

Morton Lutch of Revere, formerly of Malden, died on January 14. He was 86 years old.

He was the devoted husband of Cynthia (Tenovsky) Lutch; beloved father of Steven and Cindy Lutch, Larry Lutch, Michael Lutch and Mitchell Lutch; cherished grandfather of Josh Lutch; dear brother of the late Norman Lutch.

Services were held at Temple Tifereth Israel, Malden. Condolence calls may be made at his late residence, The Jack Satter House, 420 Revere Beach Boulevard, through today, Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be donated to the Temple Tifereth Israel, 539 Salem St., Malden, MA 02148 or Parkinson’s Disease Assoc. 715 Albany St. #C-329 Boston, MA 02118. For directions and online condolences go to: www.goldmanfc.com

(Ralph Vertuccio says a photo is on the way)

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Theresa ‘Auntie Theresa’ Cammarata

NECCO and State Street Bank Retiree

Theresa “Auntie Theresa” Cammarata, a long time resident of Revere,  died on January 12 at the Life Care Center of Stoneham surrounded by her adoring family following a long and courageous struggle with Alzheimer’s disease. She was 85 years old.

Born and raised in Boston’s North End, she came to live in Revere as a young girl. She was a retiree of the State Street Bank & Trust Co. of Quincy and also worked for several years for NECCO Inc. She and her family were long time devotees of St. Mary of the Assumption Church, Revere and were very active in several parish activities. She was a member of St. Mary’s Womens Club and a long time member of the Pietrapezia Lodge-IOSIA #491.

Never having married, she was the surrogate mother to all of her devoted nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews. “Auntie Theresa” loved this role and performed graciously and magnanimously.

The beloved daughter of the late Salvatore and Margaret (Cammarata) Cammarata, she was the cherished sister of former Revere School Committeeman and City Councilor, Vincent F. Cammarata of Revere and the late Rocco J. Cammarata; devoted aunt and surrogate mother of Marguerite Carvalho and her husband, Michael of Everett, Dr. Salvatore L. Camaratta, Principal of the Revere Garfield School, and his wife, Barbara A. of Lynnfield, John V. Cammarata and Rosemary S. Pisani and her husband, Paul F., all of Revere and Vincent F. Cammarata, Jr. and his wife, Gail of Fairport, NY. She is also lovingly survived by several grandnieces and grandnephews, and two great grandnieces. She was the dear sister-in-law of the late Lucy M. Cammarata and Antonetta J. “Netta” Cammarata.

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 Alzheimer’s Association , 311 Arsenal St., Watertown, MA 02472.

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Mary Cataldo

Revere Resident

Mary (Torre) Cataldo of Revere died on January 13. She was 92 years old.

She was the beloved wife of the late Gennarino “Henry” Cataldo; devoted mother of Carol Leonard and her husband, Thomas of Westwood, Henry and his life long companion, Elaine Brown of Revere, Rosemary Dulude of Revere, Michael and his wife, Pamela of Medford, NJ, and Robert and his wife, Susan of Scottsdale, AZ; cherished grandmother of Matthew Leonard, Nicole Potter and her husband, Edward, Janelle Dulude, Alana, Michela and Michael Cataldo, David and his wife, Kim Cataldo, Daniel and Dana Cataldo, Christopher and Caren Brown; great grandmother of Thomas Potter and Meredith Brown; dear sister of the late Josephine Bellucci and her husband, Sam and the late Louis Torre and his wife, Gloria and is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, Revere. Burial was at Holy Cross Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in her name can be made to VNA Hospice Care, 100 Trade Center, Woburn, MA 01801. For guest book, please visit www.buonfiglio.com

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Joan Benedetto

Retired Telephone Company Clerk

Joan M. (Barry) Benedetto, a longtime resident of Everett, died at home on January 14.  She was 79 years old.

Born in Chelsea, she was a retired telephone company clerk and a member of the Red Hats of Revere.

She was the beloved wife of Robert A. Benedetto for over 56 years; dear and devoted mother of Robin M. Brickley and her husband, Craig of Everett, James Benedetto of Chelsea, Stacey Benedetto of Revere and Timothy Benedetto and his wife, Marybeth of Lynnfield; sister of Carol LaRosa of Revere and the late Catherine Barry; loving grandmother of Brendan and Connor Brickley, Timothy Benedetto, Chandler Dockery, Zachary and Gregory Benedetto.

Funeral arrangements were by the Cafasso & Sons Funeral Home, Everett. Memorial contributions to VNA Hospice Care,  100 Sylvan Road, Woburn, MA 01801, would be sincerely appreciated.

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Caroline Debasitis

Homemaker

Caroline G. “Carole” Debasitis, a lifelong resident of East Boston, died at Whidden Memorial Hospital, Everett, on December 10 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, grandnieces and grandnephews. She was the daughter of the late Eqideo “Michael” Galluccio and Amelia (Repucci) Galluccio.

A Memorial Mass was held on Saturday, January 14 in the Sacred Heart Church, East Boston. Private burial was in the Mass. National Cemetery in Bourne. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to your favorite charity.

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Mary Guarente

Lynn Resident

Mary D. (Breda) Guarente of Lynn died on January 11. She was 78 years old.

The wife of the late Richard E. Guarente, she was the mother of Richard L. of Newton, NH, Robert E. and his wife, Donna of Peabody, James P. and his wife, Lisa of Nashua, NH, and Patricia A. of Peabody; grandmother of Nicholas, Andrew, Trevor and Daniel; sister of Norma Gianferri and her husband, Tony of Stoneham, James Breda and his wife, Rosella of Lexington, and the late Bruno Breda, formerly of Woburn; she also leaves several nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the the Solimine, Landergan and Richardson Funeral Home, Lynn. Burial was in Puritan Lawn Memorial Park, Peabody. Those who prefer may make donations in her name to Bass River Inc., 437 Essex Street, Beverly, MA 01915. For guestbook: www.solimine.com

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Frances Gordon

Of Revere, formerly of Everett

Frances (Rotman) Gordon of Revere, formerly of Everett, died on January 10. She was 89 years old.

The devoted wife of the late Walter Gordon, she was the beloved mother of Myra Gordon, Elaine and Mark Blass and Alan and Judy Gordon; cherished grandmother of Brian Blass, Melissa and Dr. Robert Levy and Samantha Gordon; dear sister of the late Anne Rockoff, Sam Rotman, Morris Rotman and Saul Rotman.

Funeral arrangements were by the Goldman Funeral Chapel, Malden. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be donated to the Lung Cancer Foundation of America 15 South Franklin St., New Ulm, MN 56073 or Susan G. Komen for the Cure PO Box 415756 Boston, MA. 02241. For online condolences go to: www.goldmanfc.com

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Carmen ‘Sonny’ Anzalone

Of Revere, formerly of East Boston

Carmen “Sonny” Anzalone of Revere, formerly of East Boston, died on January 11.

He was the beloved husband of the late Jennie (Gassiraro) Anzalone with whom he shared 62 years of marriage; loving father of Patrick Anzalone and his wife, Louise of Winthrop, Maria Kostopoulos of Revere and her late husband, Stephen and Yvonne DiCato and her husband, Paul of Everett; dear brother of the late Mary Santilli, Josephine Pulicari, Eleanor Santacroce, Anthony “Tony,” Pasquale “Lefty” and Giro “Chick” Anzalone. He was the cherished grandfather of six grandchildren and four great grandchildren.

Funeral arrangements were by Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, Revere. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery. For guestbook: www.vazzafunerals.com.

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Louise ‘Herbie’ Lavery-Steele

Of Lynn, formerly of Revere

Louisa H. “Herbie” (Dame) Lavery-Steele of Lynn, formerly of (Beachmont) Revere, died on January 10. She was 85 years old.

She was the beloved wife of the late Charles F. Lavery; loving mother of Aileen Delano and her husband, Steve of Connecticut, Louisa Slaght and her husband, Rick of Colorado, Charles Lavery of Georgia, Ann Jewett and her husband, Rick of Cohasset, James Lavery and his wife, Sharon of Quincy and Michael Lavery and his wife, Christina of Franklin; cherished grandmother of 15 grandchildren and four great grandchildren; dear sister of Dr. Mary Aileen Dame and Prudy Dame, both of Medford and the late Edgar, Chester and Francis Dame. She was the sister in-law of Claire Dame of Revere and the late Ruth Dame and daughter of the late Edgar and Aileen Dame.

Funeral arrangements were by the Bisbee- Porcella Funeral Home, Saugus. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to the Stephen Dame Scholarship c/o Lowell 5 Cent Savings Bank, 1775 Main St., Tewksbury, MA 01876. For condolences: www.BisbeePorcella.com

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Tommasina ‘Bianca’ Buonopane

Schraffts’ Candy Company Retiree

Tommasina “Bianca” (D’Italia) Buonopane, a longtime Medford resident, died at home on January 10.  She was 93 years old.

Born in Mirabella Eclano, Avellino, Italy, she was a  retired packer for the former Schraffts’ Candy Company in Charlestown.

She was the beloved wife of the late Achille, the dear and devoted mother of Maria “Rose” Giannasca and her husband, Luigi, of Medford, Benny Buonopane and his wife, Santa, of Burlington, Alex Buonopane and his wife, Rose of Everett, Teresa Carrabino and her husband, Joseph of Medford and the late Filomena Flanagan; sister of Immaculata Buonopane of Italy and is also survived by several loving grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Cafasso & Sons Funeral Home, Everett. Burial was in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden.

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George Humphries, Jr.

Owned GH Electric in Somerville

George W. Humphries Jr. of Court Road, Winthrop died suddenly at the Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital in Boston on January 10. He was 70 years old.

Born in Ireland, the beloved son of the late Bridgit (Healey) and George W. Humphries Sr., he was a resident of Everett for many years before moving to Winthrop several years ago. Mr. Humphries was the proprietor of GH Electric in Somerville and did the majority of his work in the Boston area. He was a member of several drumlines including the Boston Crusaders, Holy Trinity and Our Lady of Lourdes. He was also a member of the Army Reserves.
He was the devoted husband of Linda (Casey) and the loving father of Kristine Humphries of Winthrop; the step father of Heidi Freda of Lynn; the dear brother of Patricia Cappucci of Medford and the brother in law of Peter Casey of Marshfield and Susan Dishong of Revere. He is also survived by his grandson, Jordan.
Funeral arrangements were by the Ernest P. Caggiano and Son-O’Maley Funeral Home, Winthrop. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. Memorial donations may be made to the Susan G. Koman for the Cure P. O. Box 650309, Dallas, TX 75265-0309 or to the American Heart Association PO Box 417005, Boston MA 02241-7005. To sign the online guestbook go to www.caggianofuneralhome.com.

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Joseph Caputo

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 was the dear brother of Viola Boffa of Saugus and the late Jennie Boccuzzi. He is also lovingly survived by two great granddaughters, Chesley Ioia and Gianna Taro, both of New Hampshire as well as 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.

(Scott I just got this story from Vazza’s re. Jeanette DiLorenzo’s obit – maybe you may want to combine this within the next DiLorenzo obit – it is a little confusing as to what you want to do so I am leaving it in your capable hands!)

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Jeanette DiLorenzo 

Jeanette (Panora) DiLorenzo, the beloved wife of the late Joseph DiLorenzo, and mother of Edward, Joanne, and Eleanora, died on Saturday morning, January 14 after a valiant five year struggle with a rare auto-immune disorder called “bullous pemphigoid” which affects the skin. She was 63 years old.

Jeanette and Joe DiLorenzo were life-long East Boston residents, married in the St. Lazarus Church.

Jeanette attended St. Lazarus School as a girl, and played softball on Noyes Park.  In her youth, shewas known as “the Panora girl” from Orient Heights. She took after her Aunt Marie Arrigo as the glamorous ones. Her mother, Annie Panora was the sister of Joe Simione of Winthrop. Jeanette had a large extended family, including brothers Alfred (“Gigi” Panora), Eddie, and James.

She was frequently pictured as the striking red-head always at the side of her beloved husband, Joseph, who was very active politically and socially. They enjoyed the Orient Heights Yacht Club, traveled all around the world, and spent winters in Florida with his sister, Rachel Airasian. Their daughter Joanna now lives near Hallandale Beach.

Except for working as a hair model for Clairol with her sister-in-law Kay Dooley DiLorenzo, she was a stay-at- home mom, totally devoted to her family and friends. We were all lucky to have spent time with her.  All loved her for her patience, humor, spunk, and serene. Pressure only made her sweeter and in the end brought her closer to God.

She will be waked at Vazza’s Beechwood Funeral Home in Revere today,  Wednesday January 18 from 4 to 8 p.m. with a funeral mass the following morning (Thursday) at 10 a.m. at St. Anthony’s Church in Revere.

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Jeanette DiLorenzo

Orient Heights Resident

Jeanette (Panora) DiLorenzo Of Orient Heights, East Boston died on January 14.

She was the beloved wife of the late Joseph “Joe Caggy” Di Lorenzo with whom she shared 25 years of marriage; loving mother of Edward Di Lorenzo and his wife, Kathleen of Weymouth, Eleanora Di Lorenzo and her husband, Roman Dzindzichashvili of East Boston and Joanne Littlejohn and her husband, Wayne of Florida; dear sister of the late James, Edward and Alfred “Gigi” Panora and cherished grandmother of Jannie Di Lorenzo and Victoria Dzindzichashvili.

Funeral from Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, 262 Beach Street, Revere, Thursday 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 today, Wednesday,  4 to 8 p.m. Burial will be in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. For directions and guest book. www.vazzafunerals.com.

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Joel Cohen

Revere Resident

Joel Cohen of Revere died on January16. He was 82 years old.

He was the beloved husband of 59 years of Mildred (Goldstein) Cohen; devoted father of Michael Cohen and his wife Joan, Stacey Wyzanski and her husband, Steven; loving grandfather of Benjamin and his wife, Nicole, Joel A., Sarah and her husband, David, Hannah, Samuel, Sofie and Seth. He is also survived by one great-grandchild, Autumn.

Funeral arrangements were by the Torf Funeral Chapel, Chelsea. Burial was in Everett. Contributions in his name may be made to Tifereth Israel of Winthrop, 93 Veterans Road, Winthrop, MA 02152-1619. Memorial observance will be held at Stacey Wyzanski’s residence today, Wednesday,  from 1 to 5 and resuming at 6:30 p.m. For online guestbook and directions, please visit the funeral homewebsite: Torf Funeral Service 1-800-428-7161 Torffuneralservice.com

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Philip Paul Russano

Lynn Resident, formerly of Revere

Philip Paul Russano of Lynn, formerly of Revere, died on January. 14 surrounded by his loving family and friends after a courageous battle with cancer. He was 44 years old.
Born in Boston, he was the son of Fillipo Russano of East Boston and the late Eleanor Fay Russano. He is survived by his children, Philip Jr., Christopher and Alyssa of New Hampshire and was father of the late Amanda Russano. He was the brother of Thomas and his wife, Missy Russano of Maine; John Kevin and wife, Joyce of Florida,  Moreen Willoughby and her husband, Donald of East Boston and Denise Cacciola and her husband, Tony of Revere.
He also leaves many aunts and uncles, nephews, nieces and grand nieces. He is also survived by his fiance and longtime companion, Suzanne Javery of Lynn.

Arrangements by the Goodrich Funeral Home, Lynn. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis TN 38105. Posts may be made to his Facebook page.

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