Obituaries 01-25-2012

January 26, 2012
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Sister Lucy Leonard SND

Educator

Sister Lucy Leonard, SND died in Worcester on January 23. She was 91 years old and was with the Sisters of Notre Dame for 72 years.

Born in Somerville, daughter of Jeremiah and Lucille (Johnson) Leonard, she lived in Connecticut for 33 years before moving to Worcester in 1989.

She was a graduate of St. Joseph’s High School, Somerville and Emmanuel College. She later earned a Master’s Degree in Art from the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Ind.

A teacher for more than 30 years in Notre Dame schools in Southwest Connecticut and Massachusetts, for most of those years she taught art to students in the early grades. She also ministered to her Notre Dame community at their provincial house in Fairfield, Conn. for many years before retiring.

She leaves a sister, Judith Walsh of Revere, two brothers, Leo Leonard and his wife, Mary of Jacksonville, Florida and Daniel Leonard and his wife, Carol of Danvers, a brother-in-law Walter Cabral; many nieces and nephews and her sisters in religion, the Sisters of Notre Dame. Her sisters MaryJo Cabral, Geraldine Cidado, Delphine Cabral and Alice McCarthy predeceased her.

Calling hours are today, Wednesday, January 25 starting at 1:30 p.m. with a prayer service at 2:30 p.m. at the Notre Dame du Lac Chapel, 555 Plantation St., Worcester. The Funeral Mass will follow at 3:30 p.m. in the chapel. Burial in Notre Dame du Lac Cemetery will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Sisters of Notre Dame Conn. Province, 468 Poquonock Ave., Windsor, CT 06095

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Mary Jo Brown

Admitting Director at Tufts Medical Center

Mary Jo (Bonasoro) Brown of Wilmington died suddenly at Tufts New England Medical Center in Boston on January 21 with her family and friends by her side. She was 59 years old.

Born in Boston, she graduated from Winthrop High School, Class of 1970. For the past 35 years, she worked at Tufts Medical Center in Boston as the Director of Admitting. A former 25 year resident of Wakefield, she has been residing in Wilmington for the past 12 years.

She enjoyed travelling and loved vacationing and visiting her friends in Hawaii. She also loved hosting large Fourth of July celebrations at her home.

Mary Jo will be remembered as a kind and compassionate person who would go out of her way to help everyone whether you were a stranger, friend or family member and never asking for anything in return.

Her family would like to thank her extended family at the Tufts Medical Center for their support during this difficult time.

She was the beloved best friend, soulmate and wife of 42 years to Thomas Brown of Wilmington; loving and caring mother of Christina and her husband, Kevin Furlong of Methuen; devoted daughter of Salvatore and Mary (Kelly) Bonasoro of Revere; dear sister of James Bonasoro and his wife, Mary of Danvers and Ellen Babcock and her husband, Walter of Wilmington; cherished “Auntie” of James Jr. and Anthony Bonasoro, Chelsie, Christopher and Sara Babcock. She is also survived by many extended family members and dear friends.

Her Funeral will be held from the Frank A. Welsh & Sons Funeral Home, 718 Broadway, Chelsea on Thursday, January 26 at 9 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass at Sacred Heart Church, 45 Brooks St., East Boston at 10 a.m. Services will conclude with Entombment at Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. Relatives and friends are most kindly invited to attend. Visiting hours will be held at the Welsh Funeral Home today, Wednesday, from 3 to 8 p.m. The Funeral Home is fully handicap accessible, ample parking opposite Funeral Home. For directions or to send expressions of sympathy, please visit www.WelshFuneralHome.com

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Eva Dembkoski

Active in Many Organizations

Eva F. (Wojciechowski) Dembkoski died January 21 at the Whidden Memorial Hospital in Everett after a very brief illness.  She was 83 years old.

Born and raised in Chelsea, she was the daughter of the late Tadeausz and Stella (Wodzenska) Wojciechowski.  She attended local schools and graduated from Chelsea High School.

She married Roman “Ray” Dembkoski and together they raised their two daughters and son in Chelsea.  A longtime resident of Beacon Street, Chelsea, she and her husband relocated to Rochester NH in 1986, residing there for 13 years prior to making their home in Revere for the last 12 years.

Ray and Eva were predeceased by their daughter Dolores in 1999 and she was predeceased by her husband, Ray six years ago.

A devoted homemaker, she also worked outside of her home for Kayem Foods in the factory kitchen for many years.  She was active at the Revere Senior Center and was a member of the Polish Falcons Nest 485 and the PPC Ladies Auxiliary in Chelsea.

She was the beloved wife of the late Roman Dembkoski, devoted mother of Raymond Dembkoski and his wife, Janet of Salem, Diane Logins of Chelsea and the late Dolores Sheehan; dear sister of the late Helen Flower and Loretta Reid.  She was the cherished grandmother of Ralph W. Burley Jr., Lisa Parady, Rachel Dembkoski, Michelle Logins, Andrea Campbell and Sara Dembkoski, she is also survived by 11 adoring great grandchildren.

Her funeral will begin from the Frank A. Welsh & Sons Funeral Home, 718 Broadway, Chelsea today, Wednesday January 25 at 8 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass at St. Stanislaus Church, 163 Chestnut St., Chelsea at 9 a.m. Services will conclude with burial at Puritan Lawn Memorial Park, Peabody.  Relatives and friends are most kindly invited to attend.  For directions or to send expressions of sympathy, please visit

www.WelshFuneralHome.com

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John Quigley, Sr.

Revere Resident

John P. Quigley, Sr. of Revere, formerly of East Boston, died on January 21. He was 58 years old.

He was self employed in a glass company and was the beloved husband of Joanne (Pompeo) Quigley of Revere; devoted father of John P Quigley II and his wife, Maggie and Jamie P. Quigley, all of Virginia; dear brother of Marie DeFeo and her husband, Bruno of Revere, Joseph Quigley and wife, Linda of Florida and the late William and Thomas Quigley and Louise Dickson and the cherished grandfather of John P. Quigley III of Virginia. He 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 on Thursday, January 26 at 9:30 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in the Immaculate Conception Church at 10:30 a.m. Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend. Visiting Hours are today, Wednesday, from 4 to 8 p.m. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery. For guestbook please visit: www.Buonfiglio.com

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Margaret Andersen

Worked for Globe Ticket Company

Margaret (Raffo) Andersen of Apollo Beach Florida, formerly of East Boston, died on her 98th birthday, January 22.

A proof reader for Globe Ticket Company for more than 45 years, she was the beloved wife of the late Arthur Andersen; devoted mother of Arthur Jr. and his wife, Virginia of Revere, Richard and his wife, Beth of Arlington, Donald and his wife, Patricia of Lawrence and the late Beverly DiTullio and her surviving husband, William of Apollo Beach, Florida. She was the dear sister of the late Rose Grogan, John Raffo, Adeline Aery, George Raffo, Anna Sconce, Mary Corvo, Helen Thom and Edward Raffo and is also survived by seven loving grandchildren, six cherished great grandchildren and her adored nieces and nephews.

Her Funeral will be held from the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home, 971 Saratoga St. (Orient Heights) East Boston on Friday, January 27 at 9 a.m. with a Mass of Christian Burial in celebration of her life in St Joseph St. Lazarus Church, Ashley Street at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend visiting hours on Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m. Services will conclude with Mrs. Andersen being laid to rest with her beloved husband in Woodlawn Cemetery. May they rest in peace.

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Maurice ‘Murray’ Band

Fought in US Army in World War II and in the Israeli War of Independence

Maurice “Murray” Band of Malden, formerly of Chelsea, died on January 20.

A US Army veteran of World War II, he also fought in the Israeli War of Independence of 1948 as a member of the Haganah.

He was the beloved husband of Ethel (Borr) Band; devoted father of Richard L. Band and his wife, Loretta and the late Kenneth J. Band; dear brother of Dorothy Goldfarb, Pearl Anapol, Channon Band, David Band, and Marcia Kostick and the late Myer Band and loving grandfather of Stephanie L. Band, Joshua M. Band and Jonathan A. Band. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Torf Funeral Chapel, Chelsea. Burial was in Agudath Sholom Cemetery, Everett. Contributions in his memory may be made to the Chelsea Jewish Nursing Home, 17 Lafayette Avenue, Chelsea, MA 02150. For online guestbook, please visit the funeral home website: www.torffuneralservice.com

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Benjamin Torf

Educator, Inventor and Former Funeral Director

Benjamin Torf of Revere died on January 22. He was 86 years old and had been a resident of Revere for 80 years.

He was a graduate of Boston Latin High School, received his bachelors degree from Harvard University and his masters from the University of Massachusetts, Boston. He was a long time teacher of both biology and chemistry at Saugus High School.

He was a former funeral director at the Torf Funeral Service and was also the election commissioner for the City of Worcester. He put his chemistry background and experience to use and invented several pest repellents. Currently, he still holds patents for his pest repellents.

He was the beloved lifelong partner of Ethel Blumenthal; the dear brother of Dorothy Berman and her husband, Leo, the late Lena Millstone, the late Anna Garber, the late Bertha Weinberg and the late Rachel Priluck. He was the dear uncle of 11.

Graveside services will be held at the New Tifereth Israel of Everett Cemetery, 232 Fuller St. Everett today, Wednesday, January 25 at 11 a.m. Memorial observance will be held at the home of Phyllis Vitale today, Wednesday, from 3 to 7 p.m. Memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America, 322 Eighth Ave., 7th fl., New York, NY 10001 or to the Leonard Florence Center for Living, 165 Captains Row Chelsea, MA 02150. For directions and online guestbook please visit the funeral home website, www.torffuneralservice.com. Arrangements entrusted to the Torf Funeral Chapel.

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Joel Cohen

Manager of Ken’s Deli; Member of Knights of Pythias

Joel Cohen of Revere died on January 16. He was 82 years old.

He was born in Boston, educated in the Revere School System and was a resident of Revere for 78 years. He was the manager of Ken’s Deli in Copley Square and was a member of the Knights of Pythias. He will be remembered for his funny, dry sense of humor.

He was the beloved husband of 59 years of Mildred (Goldstein) Cohen; the devoted father of Michael Cohen and his wife, Joan and Stacey Wyzanski and her husband, Steven.  He was the 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.

Services were previously held. For online guestbook, please visit the funeral home website, www.torffuneralservice.com. Services entrusted to the Torf Funeral Chapel.

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Teresa White

Former Bookkeeper for American Nut and Bolt

Teresa R. (Masella) White, a lifelong resident of Revere, died on January 21.

The daughter of the late John and Maria (D’Amore) Masella, she was a former book keeper for American Nut and Bolt, a longtime parishioner of St. Anthony’s Church and an avid fan of horse racing.

She was the beloved wife of the late David J.; devoted mother of David and his wife, Shirley of Andover, Catherine Dolliver and her husband, Stephen of Everett and Debora White of Revere; dear sister of the late Nellie Masella, Eleanor Tenerini, John Masella, Edward Masella, Margherita DeLucia, Daniel Masella, Michael Masella, Peter Masella and Ralph Masella and loving grandmother of Lee Durocher, Keith Durocher, Jennifer White and Christopher White. She is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.

Her Funeral will be held from the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons – Bruno Funeral Home, 128 Revere St., Revere on Thursday, January 26 at 9 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St Anthony’s Church at 11 a.m. Relatives and friends are kindly invited. Visitation will be from 9 to 10:30 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association of MA, 311Arsenal St., Watertown, Ma 02472. Burial will be in Puritan Lawn Cemetery. For guest book please visit www.Buonfiglio.com

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Joseph “Jay” Piazza, Jr.

Salesman and Photographer

Joseph H. “Jay” Piazza, Jr. a 27 year resident of Revere, formerly of Lynnfield, died recently. He was 51 years old.

A produce salesman for Community Suffolk Produce, he had a deep love of the sea, nature and animals and was an avid photographer. Many of his photos have been published in local area newspapers.

Born in Boston, he was the former husband of Marlene (English); father of Rita Piazza of Lynnfield; brother of Steven Piazza and his wife, Maria, of Lynnfield, Thomas of Ipswich and John and his wife, Renee Piazza of Reading. He was the longtime companion of Karen Cleary of Revere and is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.

Calling hours will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday at the Cota Funeral Home, 335 Park St., North Reading. His Funeral will be held in the Funeral Home at 7 p.m. Burial will be private. Please omit flowers and make memorial donations to the St. Jude Hospital for Children, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-1905.

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Robert Durante

Accountant, Broker and Educator

Robert J. “Bob” Durante of East Boston died on January 17. He was 59 years old.

He was a 1971 graduate of St. Dominic Savio High School, a 1977 graduate of Bentley College and a 1982 graduate of Suffolk University. An accountant and broker, he served on several boards and experienced one of his greatest joys teaching finance at the college level for 18 years.

He was the beloved fiancé of Anita Belmonte of Winthrop and East Boston; loving father of Nicole Wade and her husband, Michael of Melrose and Michelle Durante and her fiancé, Craig Hanson of Rowley and their mother, Judith (Beal) Durante of Revere; dear brother of Dorothy Curran and her husband, Daniel of Revere and Carlo Durante and his wife, Patricia of Revere. He is also survived by his niece Danielle Durante of Revere, cousins and friends.

Funeral arrangements were by the Kirby-Rapino Memorial Home, (Orient Heights) East Boston. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. Memorial donations may be made to Allcare Hospice, 210 Market St., Lynn, MA 01901. For online condolences please visit www.kirby-rapino.com

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Eleanor ‘Ella’ Marino

Longtime VNA Employee

Eleanor A. “Ella” Marino, a lifelong Revere resident, died following a brief illness at the Whidden Memorial Hospital, Everett on January 23. She was 88 years old.

For more than 35 years, “Ella” worked for the Visiting Nurses Association as a Nurse’s Aide, caring for people in their homes. She retired at age 75.

She lived in Revere all of her live and was a devotee of St. Anthony’s Parish.

She leaves her beloved husband of almost 62 years, John J. Marino and is the devoted mother of John J. Marino III and his wife, Sandra of Saugus and Michele Harter and her husband, Tracey of Long Beach, California; the cherished grandmother of Jasmine G. Fiandaca and her husband, Keith of Saugus and the late Christopher J. Considine. She was the dear sister of Phyllis A. Tata and her husband, former City Councillor Pasquale “Pat” Tata of Revere and the late Louis “Geno” Siciliano. She is also lovingly survived by her great grand daughter, Sofia Fiandaca and many nieces, nephews, grand nieces and grand nephews.

Family and friends are invited to attend visiting hours on Friday, January 27 from 4 to 8 p.m. in the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Route 107) Revere. Her Funeral will be conducted from the Funeral Home on Saturday, January 28 at 9 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass at 10 a.m. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to: Boston Visiting Nurses Association, 500 Rutherford Avenue, Boston, MA 02129.

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Robert Trusselle

Melrose Resident

Robert S. Trusselle of Melrose died on January 22. He was 84 years old.

. Bob was born in Chelsea, raised in Revere and was a graduate of Revere High School, Class of 1945. He attended Bridgton Academy in Maine where he played hockey for one year before going on to earn his degree from Wentworth Institute. Mr. Trusselle served in the Army during World War II. He resided in Melrose since 1959 and enjoyed playing golf, woodworking and was a pen maker. Bob was a founding member of Incarnation Church in Melrose, where he was active in CCD, renovations and the Holy Name Society for many years. Mr. Trusselle worked as a Draftsman for jet engines and the stealth aircraft for General Electric in Lynn for 42 years before his retirement in 1993. He was a loving, gentle and kind man and his family was the most important part of his life.

He was the beloved husband of the late Gertrude I. (Garrity) Trusselle; loving father of Susan M. DeMatteo and her husband, Nicholas of Reading, Joan M. Mueskes and her husband, Edward of Methuen and James R. Trusselle and his wife, Rachel of S. Berwick, ME; cherished grandfather of Robert and Lauren DeMatteo, Matthew Mueskes and his wife, Jessica, Brian Mueskes, Megan Levesque and her husband, James, Jessica Mills and her husband, Shane; caring great grandfather of Chase Mills and Jonathan Mueskes; devoted brother of the late William Trusselle and his wife, Emily of South Carolina and the late Shirley Brackett and her late husband, Frank; brother in law of the Rev. Francis D. Garrity, Sr. Retired Priest of Salem and Virginia Grayson and her late husband, Bernard, also of Salem. He is also survived by many nieces, nephews and cousins.

His Funeral will be held from the Gately Funeral Home, 79 W. Foster St., Melrose today, Wednesday, January 25 at 9 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass to be celebrated in the Church of the Incarnation, 425 Upham St., Melrose at 10 a.m. Family and friends are respectfully invited. Burial will be in Wyoming Cemetery, Melrose. Memorial contributions in his name to Polycystic Kidney Foundation, 8330 Ward Parkway, Suite 510, Kansas City, MO 64114-2000. For directions, obituary, flowers or to sign guest book, visit www.gatelyfh.com

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Margaret Fitzpatrick

Everett Resident

Margaret T. (McDermott) Fitzpatrick, a longtime Everett resident, died on January 19 at the Golden Living Center-Dexter House, Malden. She was 80 years old.

A homemaker born in County Sliego, Ireland, she was the beloved wife of the late John C. Fitzpatrick; dear and devoted mother of Deborah A. O’Neill and her husband, Kevin of Everett, Kevin M. of Everett, Paul of Florida, John E. of Peabody and Michael J. of Everett; sister of Winifred Coppola of Peabody, Delia Penzo of Quincy and Joseph McDermott of Dorchester.  She is also survived by 11 loving grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Her Funeral will be held from the Cafasso & Sons Funeral Home, 65 Clark St. (Corner of Main St.) Everett, Saturday morning at 9:30 followed by a Funeral Mass in Our Lady of Grace Church, Nichols Street, Everett-Chelsea line at 10:30 a.m.  Relatives and friends are respectfully invited. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett.  In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory to The Community Family Adult Day Health Center, 106 Wyllis Ave. Everett, MA, 02149 would be sincerely appreciated.

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Robert Trusselle

Melrose Resident

Robert S. Trusselle of Melrose died on January 22.

A US Army veteran of World War II, he was the beloved husband of the late Gertrude I. (Garrity) Trusselle; loving father of Susan M. DeMatteo and her husband, Nicholas of Reading, Joan M. Mueskes and her husband, Edward of Methuen and James R. Trusselle and his wife, Rachel of S. Berwick, ME; cherished grandfather of Robert and Lauren DeMatteo, Matthew Mueskes and his wife, Jessica, Brian Mueskes, Megan Levesque and her husband, James, Jessica Mills and her husband, Shane; caring great grandfather of Chase Mills and Jonathan Mueskes; devoted brother of the late William Trusselle and his wife, Emily of South Carolina and the late Shirley Brackett and her late husband, Frank; brother in law of the Rev. Francis D. Garrity, Sr. Retired Priest of Salem and Virginia Grayson and her late husband, Bernard, also of Salem. He is also survived by many nieces, nephews and cousins.

His Funeral will be held from the Gately Funeral Home, 79 W. Foster St., Melrose today, Wednesday, January 25 at 9 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass to be celebrated in the Church of the Incarnation, 425 Upham St., Melrose at 10 a.m. Family and friends are respectfully invited. Burial will be in Wyoming Cemetery, Melrose. Memorial contributions in his name to Polycystic Kidney Foundation, 8330 Ward Parkway, Suite 510, Kansas City, MO 64114-2000. For directions, obituary, flowers or to sign guest book, visit www.gatelyfh.com

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Antoinette Colella

Lifelong Revere Resident

Antoinette (Signore) Colella, a lifelong Revere resident, died on January 22. She was 100 years old.

The beloved wife of the late Charles, she was the dear sister of Alfred Signore of Florida, Delma Terenzio of Revere, Margaret Pestandria of Florida and the late Arthur Signore, Rose Barbuto, Mary Rosa, Anthony Signore, Pasquale Signore, Frank Signore, Philomena Mannetta, Mafalda Kostopoulos and Laura Ferragamo. She is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews. Her Funeral will be held from the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, 128 Revere St., Revere today, Wednesday, January 25 at 8 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Anthony Church at 9 a.m. Relatives and friends are kindly invited. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Perkins School for the Blind, 175 North Beacon St., Watertown, MA 02472. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery. For guestbook please visit www.buonfiglio.com.

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Eva Dembkoski

Of Revere, formerly of Chelsea

Eva F. (Wojciechowski) Dembkoski of Revere, formerly of Chelsea and Rochester NH, died on January 21. She was the beloved wife of the late Roman Dembkoski; devoted mother of Raymond Dembkoski and his wife, Janet of Salem, Diane Logins of Chelsea and the late Dolores Sheehan; dear sister of the late Helen Flower and Loretta Reid and is also survived by six grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren.

Her Funeral will be held from the Frank A. Welsh & Sons Funeral Home, 718 Broadway, Chelsea today, Wednesday, January 25 at 8 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass at St. Stanislaus Church, 163 Chestnut St., Chelsea at 9 a.m. Services will conclude with burial at Puritan Lawn Memorial Park, Peabody. Relatives and friends are most kindly invited to attend. For directions or to send expressions of sympathy, please visit www.WelshFuneralHome.com

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Theresa ‘Terry’ Ireton

Blue Cross and J.M. Fields of Swampscott Retiree

Theresa F. “Terry” (Abbondondola) Ireton of Revere died unexpectedly at Brigham & Womens’ Hospital, Boston on January 16 following a brief illness. Mrs. Ireton was taken ill suddenly on December 16 and then diagnosed with Acute Monocytic Leukemia. She was 83 years old and would have been 84 years old on January 22.

Born, raised and a lifelong resident of Revere, she

was a graduate of Revere High School, Class of 1946.

In 2007 “Terry” retired after 23 years of service with Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Boston at the age of 79. Prior to that, she enjoyed a 20 year career as Office Manager at the former J.M. Fields Dept. Store at their Swampscott location.

She was the wife of the late Robert W. Ireton who died in 1994; the daughter of the late Joseph and Maria (Mottolo) Abbondondola; cherished mother of Roberta M. Lindberg and her husband, Charles A., Teresa A. Ireton and Richard R. Ireton, all of Revere and his fiancée, Attorney Patricia Wright of Melrose; devoted grandmother of Keith P. Vasapolle of Revere and Brandon R. Vasapolle of Riverview, Florida; dear sister of Carmine Abbondondola and his wife, Lillian of Palm Springs, CA, Joseph Abbondondola of Portland, ME and the late Florence Crescenzi, Angelina Sacco, Rose Damiano, Anthony “Bambi” Abbondondola and Grace Mercuri-Hutchinson. She is also lovingly survived by her two great grandsons, Matthew and Nicholas and her son’s finance, Atty. Patricia Wright of Melrose.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, Revere. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery. Remembrances may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, PO Box 1000 Dept. 142, Memphis, TN 38148-0142.

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Charlotte Rivera

Of Revere, formerly of East Boston

Charlotte (Tedesco) Rivera of Revere, formerly of East Boston, died on January 19. She was 71 years old.

The cherished daughter of the late Anna (Abramovitch) and Anthony Tedesco, Sr., she was the loving wife of the late Bruno Richard Rivera, Sr.; beloved mother of Basil Anthony Tedesco, Patricia Ann Tedesco, and the late Robert Basil Tedesco and Bruno Richard Rivera, Jr.; loving grandmother of Gabriela Tedesco-Cromwell and her husband, Bruce, Stephanieleigh Tedesco and her fiancé, Alexis, Nicole Tedesco, Richard Amaro and James Paul “JP”; cherished great grandmother of Camron, Antonio, Amariyah, Amiyah, and Dominic and loving sister of Helen Sinno, Margaret Gardina and the late Billy, Theodore, and Anthony Tedesco Jr. She is also survived by many loving nephews and nieces.

Funeral arrangements were by the Rapino Memorial Home, East Boston. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, New England Division Inc., 30 Speen St., P.O. Box 9376, Framingham, MA, 01701. www.rapinomemorialhome.com

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Eleanor Terlino

Of Saugus, formerly of East Boston

Eleanor J. (Giovanni) Terlino of Saugus, formerly of East Boston and Hyde Park, died on January 20.

She was the beloved wife of the late Vincent J. Terlino with whom she shared 61 years of marriage; loving mother of Patricia Frongillo and her husband, Robert of Saugus; dear sister of Elsie Milano of Florida, Danny Giovanni of Hyde Park and the late Antoinette Paventi, and Josephine Tanzi; cherished grandmother of Vincent and Robert Frongillo and great grandmother of Nicholas and Mikayla Frongillo.

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

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Shirley Golder Rosenberg

Of Revere, formerly of Chelsea

Shirley (Golder) Rosenberg of Revere, formerly of Chelsea, died on January 19.

An active member of the Jack Satter Tenants Association and 420 Congregation, she was the beloved wife of the late Murray Rosenberg; devoted mother of Bonnie Rosenberg Cutler and Arthur Rosenberg; loving daughter of the late Harry and Clara (Tabachnik) Golder; dear sister of the late Molly Norman and the late Betty Rosen. Loving Nana of Elana Cutler and Evan Landry.

Funeral arrangements were by the Torf Funeral Chapel, Chelsea. Burial was in Mishna Cemetery, Everett. Memorial contributions may be made to Congregation 420 and Jack Satter Tenants Assoc., both at 420 Revere Beach Blvd, Revere, MA 02151 or to the Chelsea Jewish Nursing Home, 17 Lafayette Avenue, Chelsea, MA 02150.

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Robert Durante

East Boston Resident

Robert Durante of East Boston died on January 17.

He was the beloved fiancé of Anita Belmonte of Winthrop and East Boston; loving father of Nicole Wade and her husband, Michael of Melrose and Michelle Durante and her fiancé, Craig Hanson of Rowley and their mother, Judith (Beal) Durante of Revere; dear brother of Dorothy Curran and her husband, Daniel of Revere and Carlo Durante and his wife, Patricia of Revere. He is also survived by his niece, Danielle Durante of Revere, cousins and friends.

Funeral arrangements were by the Kirby-Rapino Memorial Home, (Orient Heights) East Boston. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. For online condolences please visit www.kirby-rapino.com

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June Marie Butts

Amesbury Resident

June Marie Butts of Amesbury died on January 17.

She was the daughter of the late Thomas and Evelyn Powers and the cherished wife of Carl Butts. Together for 55 years, they blossomed a large, loving, and tightly knit family tree.

She was the beloved and devoted mother of James Butts of Amesbury, Lisa and Peter Sturgis of Winthrop, the late Kyle Butts and his wife, Andrea of Amesbury, Corinne Powers of Winthrop, Kevin and Terri Butts of Florida, Rene and Tom Preziosi of Pepperell, and Damon and Dawn Butts of Sanborn, ME. She was the dearly devoted grandmother of Jason, Erin, Justin, Christopher, Leighanne, Joshua, Jordan, Michael, Nicholas, Aaron, Thomas, Anthony, Joseph, Robin, Jonathan, Carl, Dean, Jeremy, and Tanya and the loving great-grandmother to Aaron Jr., Jocelyn, Layla, and the soon to be born baby Butts.

A memorial service was held at the First Congregational Church of Revere.

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Henry Francesconi

Of Wakefield, formerly of Revere

Henry J. Francesconi of Wakefield, formerly of Chelmsford and Revere, died on January 18 at the Lahey Clinic Medical Center. He was 74 years old.

Born in Boston on June 4, 1937, the son of the late Alexander and Mary (Fredericoni) Francesconi, he was a graduate of Christopher Columbus High School in the North End of Boston and received his Associates Degree from Wentworth College.  Mr. Francesconi was a retired salesman for Majilite.  He was a former member of the Elks Lodge in Chelmsford.

Mr. Francesconi is survived by three children; Alec J. Francesconi and his wife, Michelle Puntillo of Bedford, Cara M. Childs and her husband, Thomas of Standish, Maine and Suzanne J. Donovan and her husband, John of Woburn; three brothers: Carl Francesconi and his wife, Ann of Revere, Alexander Francesconi of Wakefield and Ralph Francesconi and his wife, Rita of Wakefield and his sister, Dorothy King of Tewksbury.  He is also survived by six grandchildren; Michaela and Alexa Francesconi, George and Dylan Childs and Marion and John Donovan.

Funeral arrangements were by the McDonald Funeral Home, Wakefield. Burial was at Forest Glade Cemetery in Wakefield.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Pl, Memphis, TN 38105.

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Joseph Caputo

Of Revere, formerly of the North End

Joseph A. Caputo of Revere, formerly of Boston’s North End, died on November 13, 2011 after a long illness. He was 92 years old.

He was the husband of the late Carmela J. (Cantino); beloved father of Angela J. Tabb and her husband, Robert and Joseph A. Caputo, Jr. and his wife, Mary-Lou, all of Florida, Camille M. Punch and her husband, William A. of Boston’s Back Bay and Joanne T. Caputo-Carfagna and her husband, Alfred of Revere. He was the devoted grandfather of Denise and Jeffrey Taro, both of New Hampshire, Devon Punch of Tewksbury and Anthony J. Caputo of New York City; dear brother of Viola Boffa of Saugus and the late Jennie Boccuzzi and is also lovingly survived by two great granddaughters, Chelsey Ioia and Gianna Taro, both of New Hampshire.

Arrangements were in the care of Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals of Revere.

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Kevin Armstrong

Of Florida, formerly of Revere

Kevin S. Armstrong died unexpectedly on December 31 at his home in Polk County, Florida. He was 55 years old.

A longtime resident of Revere, he graduated from Revere High School in 1975. He has lived in Florida for the past 23 years and worked as an Engineer for Orange Lake Country Club of Orlando.

He leaves his sister, Valerie Thompson of Arlington, brothers, Shawn and Mark of Revere, sister-in-law Johannah Conway of Danvers and eight nieces and nephews.

Family and friends are invited to a Funeral Mass at St. Camillus Church, 1175 Concord Turnpike, Arlington, MA on Saturday, February 11 at 9 a.m. Burial will be private.

Arrangements are by J. L. Locke Cremation Services of Mid Florida- 1-863-421-4900

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Geraldine Elizabeth Glennon

Of Maine, formerly of Revere

Geraldine Elizabeth (Daley) Glennon of Lewiston, ME, formerly of Chelsea and Revere, died on January 16. She was 69 years old.

Born October 31, 1942, Geraldine Elizabeth Daley Glennon lived a very spirited life and leaves behind a legacy of humor, practicality, great cooking, and a compassion for those less fortunate. We will miss you Mama.

“Gerry” was the beloved mother of Jodie Glennon of Melrose, James Glennon of Quincy, Joseph Glennon and his wife, Kate of Scituate and Jon Glennon of Hudson; loving grandmother of Michael and Isabella Saracco of Melrose, and Liam and Marina Glennon of Scituate; dearest daughter of the late Bernard Patrick Daley and the late Geraldine Barry Whitmyer; beloved wife of the late George B. Glennon, Jr. She is also survived by her sister Susan (Whitmyer) and her husband, Timothy Blanchard of Marblehead; her brother, James Whitmyer and his wife, Carol of New Hampshire as well as many nieces and nephews.

Services honoring her life are private. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to St. Mary’s d’Youville Pavillion, 102 Campus Ave, Lewiston, MA, 04240.

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