Anne T. (Carroll) DiRuzza of Revere died on February 3 at the Mass. General Hospital. She was 68 years old.
A homemaker born in Somerville, she was the daughter of the late Frank and Angela (Glavine) Carroll; the beloved wife of Pasquale “Pat,” devoted mother of Christine DiRuzza of Revere and Pasquale Jr. and his wife, Jennifer of Malden; loving grandmother of Amber Lyn Ferguson; dear sister of Mary Lanni of Randolph, William Carroll of Saugus and the late Frank and John Carroll. She is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.
Visiting hours will be in the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, 128 Revere St., Revere today, Wednesday, February 8 from 4 to 8 p.m. followed by a prayer service at 8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Lung Association, 460 Totten Pond Rd., Suite 400, Waltham Ma 02451. For guest book please visit www.Buonfiglio.com
Worked for Bowne Printing Co.
Stephen L. Smith of Revere, formerly of Lynn, died suddenly on February 1 at the Massachusetts General Hospital. He was 80 years old.
Born in Boston, he was raised in Lynn, attended Lynn Schools and St. Michaels in Vermont. A US Army veteran and a former 20 year employee of the Bowne Printing Co., Boston, he was a true gentleman and good friend to many.
He was the beloved husband of 35 years of Lucille (Marino); devoted father of David Ventola and Stacy Ventola, both of Revere and Steven Ventola of Florida; cherished papa of Krista Ventola of Florida; loving son of the late James L and Irene (Gunn).
Funeral arrangements were by the Paul Buonfigflio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, Revere. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the charity of your choice . For guest book please visit www.Buonfiglio.com
New Hampshire Resident
Elizabeth B. (Doris) Nolan of Brentwood, NH died in Boston on February 2. She was 82 years old.
The beloved wife of Walter T. Nolan, Jr., she was the mother of Kathleen McClure, Mary Hastings, Janet Florino, W. Thomas Nolan, III, Lynne Warner and Michael Nolan and is also survived by 15 grandchildren, five great grandchildren, many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
Her Funeral Mass will be today, Wednesday, February 8 at 10 a.m. in St. Michael Church, Corner of Front and Lincoln Streets, Exeter, NH. Arrangements are by the Stockbridge Funeral Home, 141 Epping Road, Exeter. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Fisher House Foundation. Please visit www.StockbridgeFH.com for online condolences and directions.
Dorothy Niemczyk of Chelsea died on February 3 at the Chelsea Jewish Nursing Home. She was 78 years old.
Born in Chelsea, the beloved daughter of the late Frank and Lena (Strazinski), she was the dear sister of Margaret Pagliarulo of Chelsea and the late Regina Niemczyk, Anna Rossi and Leo Niemczyk and is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.
Visiting hours will be in the Paul Buonfiglio and Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, 128 Revere St., Revere today, Wednesday, February 8 from 4 to 7 p.m. followed by a prayer service at 7 p.m. Relatives and friends are kindly invited. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Chelsea Jewish Nursing Home, 17 Lafayette Ave., Chelsea, MA 02150. Private burial will be in New Calvary Cemetery. For guest book please visit www.Buonfigllio.com
Of Hanover, formerly of Revere
Stella A. (Forti) of Hanover, formerly of Marshfield and Revere, died January 29. She was 84 years old.
Born in East Boston on July 3, 1927, she was the daughter of the late Frank and Catherine (Gazzaro) Forti of Revere and the devoted wife of Frank Fasoli who died in 2006. She is survived by her brother, Domenic Forti of Franklin. She was the sister of the late Vincent Forti, Paul Forti, Gerry Musto, Lena Consolo, and Agatha Wood. She was the beloved aunt of many nieces and nephews.
Visiting hours are omitted. A Graveside Service will take place on Thursday, February 9 at 11:15 a.m. in the Veteran’s National Cemetery in Bourne. For online guestbook, please visit: SullivanFuneralHomes.com 781-878-0920 781-293-2020
John Thomas Spinelli
Renown Professional Musician and Educator
John Thomas Spinelli of Everett, formerly of Revere, died on February 2 following a long illness. He was 75 years old.
A graduate of Revere High School, Class of 1954 and Boston University, class of 1958, he was a professional musician in the Greater Boston area. He was a renown pianist, bassist, composer and arranger, a Life member and past member of the Board of Directors of the American Federation of Musicians, Local #9 and Local #126, a past member of the Yankee Division Band of the Mass. National Guard, a former faculty member at Berklee College of Music and the Newbury Public Schools and a member of the Boston Clover Society.
The beloved husband of 31 years of Theresa A. (Morley), he was the devoted brother of Camille M. “Linda” Bova and her husband, Basil A. of Revere and the late Nancy Generazzo, Marguerite Raftery and Thomas J. Spinelli. He is also lovingly survived by Michael J. Kelley of Mendon, MA, Eileen A. Kelley of Melrose, Patricia M. Mullen and her husband, Robert of Beverly, John D. Kelley of Hudson, MA and Mary I. Kelley of Revere; cherished grandfather of Keara M. Kelley of Brockton, Sean Mullen and his wife, Bethany, Aisling Eames and her husband, Jon all of Beverly, Patrick Kelley of Carmel, CA and Michael Kelley of Revere and the dear great grandfather of Emma Mullen and Fiona Eames. He also leaves many caring nephews and nieces also survive. Funeral arrangements were by the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, Revere. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Irish Cultural Society, 200 Boston Dr., Canton, MA 02021. For additional information, www.vertuccioandsmith.com
Of Revere, formerly of East Boston
Carmela (Pericolo) Canzano of Revere, formerly of East Boston, died on February 2.
She was the beloved wife of the late Joseph F. Canzano, Sr.; devoted mother of Ann Canzano, Richard Canzano and his wife, Carolyn and Joseph F Canzano, Jr., all of Revere; dear sister of Anthony Casso of Saugus and the late Virgilio, Peter, Mario, Carmine Pericolo and Jennie Testa; cherished grandmother of Kasey, Nicholas and Ava and is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews. Funeral arrangements were by the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home (Orient Heights) East Boston. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery with her beloved husband. May they Rest in Peace. For more information or to send an online condolence: www.ruggieromh.com
Of Revere, formerly of East Boston
Joseph Cambria of Revere, formerly of East Boston, died on February 4.
A US Army veteran, he was the beloved husband of the late Josephine (Amato) Cambria with whom he shared 60 years of marriage; loving father of Paul Cambria of Arizona; dear brother of the late Josephine Gano, Beatrice Scarino, Grace Giuffre, Nicholas and Pasquale D’Angelo and Salvatore Cambria; grandfather of Paul Cambria of Peabody, Ronny Cambria of Lynn and he also leaves three great grandchildren.
Funeral arrangements were by Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, Revere. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery. For guest book: www.vazzafunerals.com.
Of Florida, formerly of Revere
Viola (Augusta) Giovaniello of Florida, formerly of Revere and East Boston, died on January 30.
She was the beloved wife of the late Michael with whom she shared 35 years of marriage; loving mother of Constance Thistle and her husband, James of Middleton, Maria Migliore and her husband, Michael of Saugus and Anthony Giovanniello and his wife, Teresa of Florida; dear sister of the late Maryann Muccio, Helen, Anthony and Biagio Augusta; cherished grandmother of seven grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren and one great great grandchild.
Funeral arrangements were by Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, Revere. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. For guest book: www.vazzafunerals.com.
John ‘Johnny Boy’ Festa
East Boston Resident
John L. “Johnny Boy” Festa of East Boston died unexpectedly on February 2.
He was the beloved husband of Jodi (Nolan) Festa with whom he shared 12 years of marriage; loving father of Nicole Currier and her husband, Daniel of Florida, Jacqulyn Festa, Krysten Hunt, John and Nicholas Festa, all of East Boston; dear brother of Marie Vaccari and her husband, Dido of Reading and the late Josephine “Fina” Frisardi.
Funeral arrangements were by Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, Revere. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in his name to the John and Nicholas Festa Trust Fund East Boston Savings Bank, 10 Meridian Street, East Boston, MA 02128. For guestbook: www.vazzafunerals.com.
Robert S. Trusselle of Melrose died at home on January 22. He was 84 years old.
Born in Chelsea, he was 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 US Army during World War II.
He resided in Melrose since 1959 and enjoyed playing golf, woodworking and was a pen maker. He 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.
“Bob” 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 and 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 Rev. Francis D. Garrity Sr. Priest Retired of Salem and Virginia Grayson and her late husband, Bernard, also of Salem. He is also survived by many nieces, nephews and cousins.
Funeral arrangements were by the Gately Funeral Home, Melrose. Burial was in Wyoming Cemetery, Melrose. Memorial contributions may be made to Polycystic Kidney Foundation, 8330 Ward Parkway, Suite 510, Kansas City, MO 64114-2000. For obituary or to sign guest book, visit www.gatelyfh.com
A. Helen Vercellini-Anteen
A. Helen (Greenblatt) Vercellini-Anteen of Revere, formerly of Malden, died on January 31. She was 91 years old.
She was the devoted wife of the late Alfred Vercellini and N. Ralph Anteen; beloved mother of Paul and Leslie Antokolsky, Eric Anteen and the late Benna Kozel; cherished grandmother of Katie Tavares and great grandmother of Ashley Tavares; dear sister of Leonard Greenblatt and the late Edythe Segal.
Services were held at the Hand in Hand Cemetery, West Roxbury with arrangements by Goldman Funeral Chapel, Malden. Shiva was private. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made to a charity of one’s choice. For online condolences go to www.goldmanfc.com
Patricia Mary Cocorochio
Of Florida, formerly of Everett
Patricia Mary Cocorochio of Bradenton, Florida, formerly of Everett, died on January 23. She was 83 years old.
She is survived by her husband, Thomas of Florida; her daughters, Mary of Worcester, Marilyn Caporizzo of Chelmsford and her sons, Michael of Everett, Eddie of Billerica; her sister, Joan Mcmahon of Revere; brother, Paul Mcmahon of Melrose; grandchild, Lisa Anderson of Vermont and her great grandchild, Ryder Anderson of Vermont.
Services were held at St. Joseph Catholic Church of Bradenton, Florida.
Lifelong Everett Resident
Annette (Tammaro) Gaglione, a lifelong resident of Everett, died on February 1. She was 93 years old.
She was a retired inspector having worked at B.F. Goodrich in Watertown for over 30 years. She was also a clerical worker for the former Ruderman’s Furniture Store in Malden.
The beloved wife of the late Michael Gaglione Sr., she was the devoted mother of Dolores M. Gaglione of Revere, Michael Gaglione, Jr. and his wife, Maureen of Wilmington and Robert Gaglione and his wife, Lorraine of Everett; daughter of the late Antonio and Adeline (Andreotti) Tammaro; sister of the late Michael, John, Dominic, Richard Tammaro and Marie Giantassio. She is also lovingly survived by six grandchildren, Michele O’Donoghue and her husband, Denis, Michael Gaglione III and his wife, Kim, Lisa Crivello and her husband, Michael, Pamela LePore and her husband, Joseph, Marc Gaglione, Roberta Bereznoski and her husband, John and eight great-grandchildren.
Funeral arrangements were by the William R. Carafa & Son Home For Funerals, Chelsea. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery in Everett.
Of Revere, formerly of East Boston
Domenico Serra of Revere, formerly of East Boston, died peacefully at home surrounded by his family on January 30. He was 80 years old.
Born in Augusta Sicily on November 12, 1931, he was the beloved husband of Emanuela ( Passanisi ) Serra with whom he shared 51 years of marriage; cherished son of the late Sebastiano and Maria (Gaudino ) Serra; loving father of Maria Serra of Wilmington and Lucia Johnson and her husband, Jim of Milford; devoted grandfather of Jordan and Lisa Johnson; dear brother of Emanuele Serra and his wife Elena, of Italy, Carmela Consolino of Augusta Sicily, Elivira Marinelli and her husband, Venanzio of Revere and the late Concetta Moschitto, Nicolo and Ottavio Serra.
Funeral arrangements were by Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, Revere. Entombment was at Woodlawn Cemetery Everett. For guest book: www.vazzafunerals.com.
Maria Lucia Ceccarossi
Hub Mail Retiree
Maria Lucia (DeInnocentis) Ceccarossi of Revere died on February 6 at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. She was 81 years old.
Born in Orsogna, Italy on Oct. 19, 1930, she immigrated to Boston’s North End when she was six years old. Later her family moved to Malden, where she attended high school. On May 1, 1949, she married the late Philip C. Ceccarossi who died in 2003. The couple built a home in Revere on American Legion Highway and raised four children there and where she lived ever since.
For more than 20 years, she worked for HubMail, a direct mail advertising company in Boston. She retired in 1988 as a supervising manager for the company.
Famous for her cooking, for decades she has hosted her entire family for Sunday dinner and celebrated holidays, especially Christmas Eve, with enormous spreads of Italian food and pastries. When her husband was still alive, they often had friends over for dinner and card games and she was well known as fierce competition during a round of cribbage.
When her family was younger, she took regular trips with friends and relatives to a vacation house in Denmark, Maine that her husband had designed and built for the family. She was an avid Red Sox fan, she loved crossword puzzles, reading, taking trips to Foxwoods and knitting, especially for her great-grandchildren. She had a reputation for her sharp tongue, her wry sense of humor and her expansive vocabulary.
She leaves four children: Joanne Sarmanian and her husband, Robert of Woburn, Philip Ceccarossi and his wife, Brenda of Pensacola, Florida, Robert Ceccarossi of Revere, Lynne Cardinale and her husband, Andrew of Saugus; nine grandchildren: Robert Sarmanian and his wife, Josephine of Manchester-by-the-Sea, Todd Sarmanian and his wife, Valentina of Revere, Traci MacCauley and her husband, Joe of Wilmington; Bruce Ceccarossi and his wifem Amanda of Peabody, Kristi Ceccarossi and her, partner Darry Madden of Cambridge, Marc Ceccarossi of Peabody, Larissa Dewar and her husband, Tom of Norton, Andrew Cardinale and Ens. Craig Cardinale, both of Saugus. She also leaves behind 13 great-grandchildren and many other friends and family members.
She was pre-deceased by her husband, her parents, Agostino and Lucia DeInnocentis, and her brothers, Angelo and Rocco DeInnocentis and a sister, Nicoletta Salerno.
Calling hours will be from 4 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Febuary 9 at Buonfiglio Funeral Home in Revere. There will be a Mass at St. Anthony’s di Padua Church in Revere at 10 a.m. on Friday. Entombment will follow at Holy Cross Mausoleum in Malden.
Francis ‘Frank’ Beckwith
Of Lynn, formerly of Revere
Francis J. “Frank” Beckwith of Lynn, formerly of Revere, died on February 5. He was 88 years old.
He was the husband of 57 years of Nora (Ohennesian) Beckwith; father of Joseph, Gregory, and Mark Beckwith and Jean LeBaron and her husband, Steve; grandfather of Danielle LeBaron and Gregory Mark Beckwith, Jr. and brother of the late Gertrude Oram.
His Funeral will be held on Thursday at 10 a.m.in the Solimine, Landergan and Richardson Funeral Home, 426 Broadway (Rt 129), Lynn. Burial will be in Pine Grove Cemetery. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited. Visiting hours are today, Wednesday, from 4 to 7 p.m. Those who prefer may make donations to Salvation Army, 209 Broadway, Saugus, MA 01906. Directions and guestbook at www.solimine.com
Former Scout Den Mother
Louise F. (Fasoli) DeBenedictis , a long time Revere resident, died unexpectedly on February 5 at the Massachusetts General Hospital. She was 82 years old.
Born and raised in Boston’s North End, she attended school there before moving to East Boston and then to Revere more than 45 years ago. Mrs. DeBenedictis worked as a private homemaker for several years and was a Den Mother for the Revere Boy Scouts who met at St. Anthony’s Parish Hall.
She was the beloved wife of 63 years of Leonard V. “Leo” DeBenedictis; cherished mother of Steven L. DeBenedictis of Jackson, NH and his partner, Suzanne Huntoon of Bartlett, NH; Leonard T. Benedictis and his wife, Candace of Groveland and Paul J. DeBenedictis and his wife, Christina of Byfield; the devoted grandmother of Amy Mansmann and her husband, Michael of East Burke, Vermont, Benjamin DeBenedictis of Burlington, VT., Samuel Debenedictis of Groveland, Emily and carly DeBenedictis, both of Byfield and is also loving survived by her faithful feline companion “Honey” and many nieces and nephews.
Family and friends are invited to attend visiting hours today, Wednesday, 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 Thursday at 10 a.m. followed by Funeral Services in New Hope Assembly of God, 9 Assembly Drive, Saugus at 11 a.m. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the MSPCA-Angel, 350 South Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02130-9923.