Obituaries 02-01-2012

February 2, 2012
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Dora DiCenso

Of Tewksbury, formerly of Revere

Dora (DeAcetis) DiCenso of Tewksbury, formerly of Revere, died on January 27.

She was the beloved wife of the late Domenic V. DiCenso; devoted mother of Anna O’Brien of Billerica and Rita Prevost and her husband, Stephen of Tewksbury; loving grandmother of Janeen, James and Jennifer O’Brien, Matthew McGonigle, Emily and Rachel Prevost and dear sister of Gino DeAcetis and the late Pasquale DeAcetis, Algissa Quaraglia and Nerina DiCenso.

Her Funeral will be held from the Dello Russo Funeral Home, 306 Main St., Medford, Thursday at 8 a.m. followed by a funeral mass to be celebrated in St. Mary of the Assumption Church, 660 Washington St., Revere, at 9 a.m. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend. Visiting hours are today, Wednesday, from 4 to 8 p.m. Services will conclude with entombment at Woodlawn Mausoleum, Everett. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to St. Jude Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. To leave a message of condolence www.dellorusso.net

Shirley Rosenberg

Of Revere, formerly of Chelsea

Shirley (Golder) Rosenberg of Revere, formerly of Chelsea, died on January 19. She was 86 years old.

An active member of the Jack Satter House Tenants Association and 420 Congregation, she was the beloved wife of the late Murray Rosenberg, the 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 and 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 the Congregation 420, and Jack Satter Tenants Association, both at 420 Revere Beach Blvd, Revere, MA 02151 or to the Chelsea Jewish Nursing Home, 17 Lafayette Avenue, Chelsea, MA 02150.

Laurence Curtis, Jr.

Employee of Bond Brothers of Everett

Laurence J. Curtis, Jr. died unexpectedly on January 28 at his home in Everett. He was 50 years old.

The loving father of Nicholas and Anthony Curtis, both of Revere, he was born and raised in Everett and was a graduate of Everett High School. He worked for Bond Brothers in Everett.

He was the son of Nancy (Girard) Curtis of Everett and Laurence Curtis, Sr. of Florida, former co-owner of the Elm Street Market in Everett. Mr. Curtis also leaves his devoted sister, Cheryl Ann Curtis of Everett and his former wife, Cindy Staff of Revere. He is also survived by many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

His funeral will be held from the Bisbee-Porcella Funeral Home, 549 Lincoln Ave., Saugus on Friday, February 3 at 9:30 a.m. followed by a funeral mass at Blessed Sacrament Church, 14 Summer St., Saugus at 10:30 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited. Visiting hours are Thursday, February 2 from 4 to 8 p.m. For directions and condolences: www.BisbeePorcella.com.

Lena Luciano

Beachmont Resident

Lena M. Luciano of Beachmont Revere, formerly of the North End of Boston, died on January 30.

She was the loving daughter of the late Peter and Anita (Luongo) Luciano; beloved sister of Joseph Luciano and Katherine Lucacio, both of Revere and the late Carmen and Dominic Luciano and Theresa Brunco; loving companion of John DelPirore of the North End and is also survived by many cherished nieces and nephews.

A Funeral Mass in Celebration of her life will be held in St. Anthony’s Church, Revere Street. Revere on Thursday, February 2 at 11 a.m. Visiting hours will be held prior to the Mass in the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home, 971 Saratoga St. (Orient Heights) East Boston starting at 9 a.m. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited.  Services will conclude with burial in Holy Cross Cemetery. For more information: www.ruggieromh.com

Carol Vasapolli

Credit Union Officer

Carol A. (Dieso) Vasapolli of Stoneham, formerly of Revere, died on January 29 after a brief illness.

An officer of the Metropolitan and River Works Credit Union, Lynn, she was the beloved wife of Michael J. Vasapolli with whom she shared 37 years of marriage; cherished daughter of Lena (Zani) Dieso of Revere and the late John Dieso; dear sister of Jeanne Young and her husband, Colin of Wakefield; daughter-in-law of Phyllis (Falzone) Vasapolli of Revere and the late Joseph Vasapolli; fond aunt of Kristine Robison and Lauren Young and many other nieces and nephews.

Her Funeral will be held from Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, 262 Beach Street, Revere, today, Wednesday at 8 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Anthony’s Church, Revere at 9 a.m. Entombment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. For directions and guest book, please visit: www.vazzafunerals.com

Pauline Paolini-Anastasio

Past President of East Boston Ladies Lodge Sempre Avanti

Pauline (Chiodi) Paolini-Anastasio of Revere, formerly of East Boston, died on January 28.

The Past President of the East Boston Ladies Lodge 1600 Sempre Avanti and the Ladies Garment Workers Union, she was the loving mother of Vincent Anastasio and his wife, Mary and Joseph Anastasio Jr., all of Byfield and Roseann Micciulla of Revere;  the dear sister of Antonette Smith, Catherine Spagnola and Andrew Chiodi, all of Revere, Eleanor LaMonica, Rose Woodside, Ann Magner, and Salvatore Chiodi, all of East Boston, Lawrence Chiodi of Plymouth and the late Frances Imbrescia and Anthony Chiodi and former wife of the late Joseph Anastasio. She was the cherished grandmother of John Vincent Anastasio and Richard and Christine Micciulla.

Her Funeral will be held from Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, 262 Beach Street, Revere today, Wednesday, at 9 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in the Immaculate Conception Church, Revere at 10:30 a.m. For directions and guest book: www.vazzafunerals.com

Margherita Ferullo

Former Revere Resident

Margherita (Ventola) Ferullo, formerly of Revere, died at Ashland Farms on on January 28 after a long illness, surrounded by her loving family. She was 85 years old.

The beloved wife of the late Dionisio Ferullo, she was the devoted mother of Anthony and his wife, Sarah of Revere, Diane Aversa and her husband, Richard, Denise Casaletto and husband, Gerry, all of N. Andover and Joseph and his wife, Maria of Swampscott; dear sister of Armando and Dante Ventola, Yolanda Gandolfo, Carmen Ventola, Mary Hynes and the late Angelo Ventola, and Carmela Corrente. She is also survived by 10 loving grandchildren who she adored.

Her Funeral will be held from the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, 128 Revere St., Revere today, Wednesday, February 1 at 10 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Anthony’s Church at 11 a.m. Relatives and friends are kindly invited. Entombment will be in Woodlawn Mausoleum. Donations in her name may be made to Merrimack Valley Hospice, 360 Merrimack St. Building 9, Lawrence, MA 01843.

Antonino Di Maggio

Chelsea Resident

Antonino Di Maggio of Chelsea died on January 27.

He was the beloved husband of Elizabeth (Rosmarinofski) Di Maggio of Chelsea; devoted father of Ginett Di Maggio of Revere, Salvatore Di Maggio of Wakefield, RI, and Debra O’Brien of Billerica; cherished grandfather of Brianna and Caitlyn Costa, Jordan Brady Di Maggio and Miguel Angel Marin; loving son of the late Salvatore and Crocifissa (Lemba) Di Maggio and dear cousin of Anna and Leno Giovannucci. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

His Funeral will be held from the Frank A. Welsh & Sons Funeral Home, 718 Broadway, Chelsea, today, Wednesday, February 1 at 9 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass at St. Joseph’s Church, 770 Salem St., Malden, at 10 a.m. Services will conclude with burial at Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. Relatives and friends are most kindly invited to attend. For directions or to send expressions of sympathy, please visit www.WelshFuneralHome.com

Marsha Couch

Revere Resident

Marsha M. (McDonough) Couch of Revere died on January 26.

The wife of the late Ransom Couch, she was the loving mother of Melody and her husband, Mark DePari of Billerica, Ransom “Randy” Couch of Revere, Patrick “Rick” and his wife, Koral Couch of Chelmsford, Melissa of North Reading and Patricia Couch and her companion, Dennis of Revere; sister of John McDonough of Randolph, Jay McDonough of Beverly, Joan Embree of Revere and Patricia Sullivan of Chelsea and is also survived by 14 grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Vertuccio and Smith Funeral Home, Revere.

Nancy Turco

East Boston Resident

Nancy J. (Buonopane) Turco of East Boston died on January 25.

The beloved mother of Denise and Joseph Hickey of East Boston and Joseph Turco and Michelle of Beverly, she was the cherished grandmother of Tiana, Nicholas, Lauren and Joseph; loving sister of Elena Baer of Topsfield, William Buonopane of Saugus and the late Ralph, Michael, Robert and Philomena Buonopane, Assunta and Mary Ciccone, Jeanette LoConte and Phyllis Gallo. She is also survived by many loving relatives and friends.

Funeral arrangements were by Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, Revere. Entombment was in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. For guest book: www.vazzafunerals.com

Madeline Masella

Lynn Resident

Madeline F. (Gallagher) Masella of Lynn died on January 26.

The wife of the late John J. Masella, she is survived by many nieces and nephews and her dear friends Julie Firicano and “Skippy.”

Funeral arrangements were by the Cuffe-McGinn Funeral Home, Lynn. Online guestbook at www.cuffemcginn.com

Teresa Liberato

Of Revere, formerly of East Boston

Teresa (Gulla) Liberato of Revere, formerly East Boston, died on January 27. She was in her 97th year.

She was the beloved wife of Nicholas Liberato with whom she shared 77 years of marriage; loving mother of James Liberato of Saugus and his late wife, Charline, Nicholas Liberato and his wife, Carol of Revere, Virginia Stewart and her husband, Eugene of Peabody and Angelie Graham and her husband, Thomas of Washington; dear sister of Josephine Renda of Peabody, Frank Gulla of Florida, James “Skiboo” Gulla of Tennessee and the late Mary Mustone, Leo, William and John Gulla; cherished grandmother of Daniel and Tina Liberato, Rebecca Comier, Wendy Spinelli, Mark and Steven Stewart, John and Thomas Graham, Jr. and the late Charline and James Liberato and Christine Stewart. She also leaves 14 great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

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

Hannelore ‘Laura’ Buckholtz

Advocate for Autistic Children and Revere Democratic Committee Member

Hannelore H. M. “Laura” (Trieb) Buckholtz, a 57 year resident of Revere, formerly of Germany, died on January 26 at the Chelsea Jewish Nursing Home following a long illness. She was 83 years old.

Born in Karlsrube, Germany, she met her late husband in 1948 while he was serving with the US Army in Germany. They fell in love, married and she came to the United States as a G.I. war bride in 1956, settling in Revere. (Her late husband, Adolphus M. “Bucky” Buckholtz died in August of 1990.)

She was a member of the Revere Democratic Committee and worked at the polls for many years. Although she and her husband were never blessed with children of their own, they had an extraordinary affection for all children, particularly children afflicted with autism. They were early advocates for the care of autistic children, fostering them in their home and maintaining active membership in fund raising efforts for autistic research. They will be remembered for the very special extravagant “treats” at Halloween for the neighborhood children, their generosity and for the many holiday parties they hosted at their home and at their pool.

The beloved wife of the late Adolphus M. “Bucky” Buckholtz, she left no immediate family. She is, however, lovingly survived by Robert E. Ginsburg and his wife, Susan M. Conley and Marijane Natalie, all of Revere.

Funeral arrangements were by the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, Revere. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to The Autism Project, Mass. Advocate for Children, 25 Kingston St., Boston, MA 02111.

Jean Kerrins

Retired Revere Housing Authority Director

Jean F. (Innes) Kerrins, a resident of Revere for more than 60 years, formerly of Chelsea, died on January 24 at the Chelsea Jewish Nursing Home after a brief illness. She was 81 years old.

The retired Director of the Revere Housing Authority, Mrs. Kerrins was a graduate of St. Rose High School of Chelsea, Class of 1948. She had a 10 year career as a telephone operator for AT&T from 1964 to 1974 and retired in 1990 after 14 years of service as Director of the Revere Housing Authority.

She was the wife of the late Thomas J. Kerrins, Jr.; cherished mother of Kathleen J. Kerrins of Revere, Thomas J. Kerrins III and his wife, Ellen Torres of Danville, CA, Atty. Michael P. Kerrins and his wife, Paula M. of Lynn and the late Patricia A. Kerrins; devoted grandmother of Jessica Britt and her husband, Jarrett of Quincy, Thomas Kerrins-Torres and Stephen Kerrins-Torres, both of Danville, CA, Sophia M. and Benjamin D. Kerrins, both of Lynn; dear sister of Jack Proverb and his wife, Lois of Chelmsford and the late Joseph Innes Jr., Mary Proverb, Barbara Paone, Gertrude Coviello and Jill Pellegrino. She is also lovingly survived by several nieces and nephews.

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 Dana Farber Cancer Institute & the Jimmy Fund, 10 Brookline Pl. West, Brookline, MA 02445-9924

Rocco Balliro

North End Resident

Rocco A. Balliro of Boston’s North End died on January 18. He was 75 years old.

The son of the late Angela (Richardi) and Rosario C. Balliro, he was the brother of Mary Tzannos, Francis Bent, Lucille Winship, Rosario (Billy), Bruno Balliro, the late Josephine (Novello), Florence (Monteforte), Rosalie (Foy), Joseph, Frank, Salvatore (Rudy) Balliro and the very special friend of Dan and Mary Zimmerman. He also leaves many nieces and nephews.

His Funeral Mass was held at St. Anthony’s Church, Revere. Private burial will be held at a later date. For Guestbook www.casperfuneralservices.com

Joseph ‘Jay’ Piazza, Jr.

Avid Photographer

Joseph K. “Jay” Piazza, Jr. of Revere died on January 21.

Mr. Piazza had a deep love of the sea, nature and animals. He was an avid photographer and had many of his photos published in local area newspapers.

The former husband of Marlene (English), he was the father of Briana Piazza of Rockport and Joseph III of Virginia; son of Joseph K. Sr. and his wife, 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 and the longtime companion of Karen Cleary of Revere. He is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Cota Funeral Home, North Reading. Memorial donations may be made in his name to the St. Jude Hospital for Children, 501 St. Jude Pl., Memphis, TN 38105-1905. www.cotafuneralhomes.com

Eleanor ‘Ella’ Marino

Nurse’s Aide

Eleanor A. “Ella” (Siciliano) Marino of Revere died unexpectedly on  January 23. She was 88 years old.

“Ella” served within the VNA Network as a nurse’s aide for more than 30 years.

The beloved wife of 61 years to John J. Marino, she was the devoted mother of John J. Marino, III and his wife, Sandra A. of Saugus and Michele Harter and her husband, Tracey of Long Beach, CA; dear sister of Phyllis A. Tata and her husband, former Revere City Councilor, Pasquale “Pat” Tata of Revere and the late Louis “Gino” Siciliano; cherished grandmother of Jasmine G. Fiandaca and her husband, Keith of Saugus and the late Christopher J. Considine. She is also lovingly survived by her great-granddaughter, Sophia G. Fiandaca and many nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, Revere. Burial was private. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Boston VNA, 500 Rutherford Ave., Boston, MA 02127.

Audry Salvi

Orient Heights Resident

Audrey A. Salvi of Orient Heights, East Boston died on January 24.

She was the beloved daughter of Myra (Colarossi) and the late Romano Salvi; loving sister of Robert Salvi and his wife, Tracy of Groveland and Mark Salvi and his wife, Janine of East Boston; cherished aunt of Daniel, Nicholas, Joseph, Romano, Dante, Ava and Tasia.

Funeral arrangements were by Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, Revere. For guest book www.vazzafunerals.com

Regina Burke

Of Revere, formerly of Charlestown

Regina Burke of Revere, formerly of Charlestown, died on January 24.

The cherished daughter of the late William G. and Dorothy (Moore) Burke, she was the loving sister of 10 siblings.

Her Funeral was private. Remembrances may be made in her name to the St. Joseph’s Indian School, Chamberlain SD 57826; or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. For online guest book: www.vazzafunerals.com

Marguerite ‘Peg’ Fothergill

Longtime Chelsea Resident

Marguerite L. ‘Peg’ (Marchand) Fothergill, a longtime Chelsea resident, died on January 24 at the Rosewood Nursing Center in Peabody where she had been receiving supportive care for the past few months. She was 83 years old.

Born in Medford, she was the daughter of the late Curtis and Marguerite L (Falstitch) Marchand.  She grew up in Revere and graduated from Revere High School.  She began working as a Telephone Operator for New England Tel and Tel Co., at the Chelsea Office and was one of the last “Chelsea Girls” as they were known.

She married John “Jack” Fothergill in 1952 and together began to raise their family of a son and two daughters in Chelsea.  She left the phone company in 1960 as the need to have an operator place a local call was replaced with the now familiar dial tone.  Her husband, “Jack” died in 1996 after sharing 44 years of love and devotion. A devoted homemaker and loving mother, “Peg” was a dedicated parishioner at Our Lady of Grace Parish in Chelsea, a member of the Liturgy Committee and a Eucharistic Minister at the Church.

She was the beloved wife of the late John E. “Jack” Fothergill; devoted mother of Michael Fothergill of Chelsea, Denise Gillespie and her husband, Gerard of Danvers and Kimberly Boucher and her husband, Giles of Boxford; dear sister of Jeanette Lehman of Revere, Carol Repucci, the late Curtis Marchand and Barbara Quigley; cherished grandmother of Liberation Iannillo of New York, Jared Fothergill (FF/MFD) of Malden, Allison, Elizabeth and Thomas Gillespie of Danvers, Kevin and Paige Boucher of Boxford and adored great-grandmother of Emma and Jack Fothergill.

Funeral arrangements were by the Frank A. Welsh & Sons Funeral Home, Chelsea. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. To send expressions of sympathy, please visit  www.WelshFuneralHome.com

Marie Albano 

Of Stoneham, formerly of Revere 

Marie A. (Cerulli) Albano of Stoneham, formerly of Chelsea and Revere, died on January 25.

The beloved wife of Carmen J. Albano, she was the mother of Deborah M. Lingiewicz of Wakefield, Christine A. Bresnahan of Needham and Valerie Farnesi of Cumberland, RI.; sister of Joseph Cerulli of Acushnet and grandmother of Kathleen, Brian, Andrea, Alec and Kyle.

Funeral arrangements were by the McDonald Funeral Home, Wakefield. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. For obit/ guestbook, www.mcdonaldfs.com

Susan Comeau 

Of Boxford, formerly of Revere 

Susan F. (Falzarano) Comeau of Boxford, formerly of Revere, died unexpectedly on January 22.

She was the beloved wife of Gerald A. “Gerry” Comeau with whom she shared 28 years of marriage; loving mother of Jason J., Jessica J., and Jonathan J. Comeau, all at home; dear sister of Sandra Masiello and her husband, Eric of Lynnfield and the late James Falzarano Jr. and his wife, Susan Falzarano of Revere; fond aunt to many nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, Revere. Committal was private. For guest book: www.vazzafunerals.com

George Coviello 

Of Revere, formerly of the North End of Boston 

George D. Coviello of Revere, formerly of Boston’s North End, died on January 22.

He was a former employee of H.W. Powers Candy Company and the beloved husband of Nancy (Palermo); devoted father of Steven Coviello of Methuen and Kenneth Coviello of Revere; dear brother of Richard of Lynn, Rosemarie Steph of Reading, Fredrick of Whitman, Charles of Saugus, James of Stoneham, Kathleen Sorace of Revere, David of Everett and the late Patrick and Gloria Giglio. He is also survived by two loving grandchildren, David and Matthew and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons – Bruno Funeral Home, Revere. Burial was in Puritan Lawn Cemetery. For guest book, please visit: www.Buonfiglio.com

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