John A. Stallmann of Revere, formerly of Aurora IL, died suddenly on February 18. He was 61 years old.
A computer programmer for the Department of Mental Health, Commonwealth of Massachusetts, for many years, he was the beloved husband of Carol A. Morgan, cherished son of Mardella ( Benter ) Stallmann of Aurora and the late Rev. Walter G. Stallmann and dear brother of the late Claudia Hanlon and Marcia Stallmann.
A remembrance service celebrating his life was held at Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, Revere. Donations in his memory may be made to Simmons Glaucoma Fellowship, Development Office, Massachusetts Eye and Ear, Inc., 243 Charles Street, Boston, MA 02114. To send a message of condolence, please visit: www.vazzafunerals.com.
Dorothy ‘Dolly’ Argenzio
Dorothy “Dolly” (Cerrone) Argenzio, a lifelong Revere resident, died on March 3 at the Courtyard Nursing Home. She was 91 years old.
She was born in Revere, attended Revere Schools, graduated from Revere High School and worked as a seamstress for many years.
The daughter of the late Rocco and Rose (Figlio) Cerrone, she was the beloved wife of the late Arthur, the devoted mother of Arthur V. of Revere and Judy DeAngelis and her partner, Barry Hughes of Melrose; dear sister of Pasquale “Pat” Cerrone and Rocco “Dunna” Cerrone and his wife, Milicent ”Tinty,” all of Revere; loving grandmother of Jayson DeAngelis and his wife, Elena, Garret Argenzio, Taylor Argenzio, Jeffrey Hughes and Andrew Hughes and cherished great grandmother of Julia and Chloe De Angelis. She is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.
Funeral arrangements were by the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, Revere. Entombment was in Holy Cross Mausoleum. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to My Brothers Table, 98 Willow St., Lynn MA 01901. For guest book please visit www.Buonfiglio.com
Retired US Customs Brokerage Administrator
Alice C. (Ward) Reardon of Revere died at home with her family on March 3. She was 70 years old.
She was a retired US Customs Brokerage Administrator with DHL and a member of the Broad Sound Tuna Club of Revere and the Volunteer Yacht Club of Lynn.
Born in Medford, she was the daughter of the late Carroll and Anita (Isabelle) Ward; the beloved wife of Edward J.; devoted mother of Edward J. Jr. and Anita M. Irwin, both of Florida and Cheryl Anne Reardon of Revere; dear sister of Richard Ward of California and is also survived by three loving grandchildren Alhanna, Victor and Amanda.
Funeral arrangements were by the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, Revere. For guest book please visit www.Buonfiglio.com
Arthur A. Striansese of Revere died on February 28 following a long illness. He was 95 years old.
A US Army veteran of World War II, he was the husband of the late R. Josephine “Josie” (Salvi); devoted father of Denise Sena and her husband, Thomas J. of Revere; cherished grandfather of Alison J. Scali and her husband, Joseph of Peabody, Jennifer J. Sena of Brockton and Thomas J. Sena, Jr. of Revere; brother of the late Leo and Alfred Strianese, Mildred Turnbull, Ida Hart, Sally Grasso and Alma Tirabassi and is also lovingly survived by his great grandchildren, Joshua T. Scali, Jordan P. and Travis A. Fitzpatrick.
Funeral arrangements were by the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, Revere. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery. For further information and more: www.vertuccioandsmith.com
Former Revere resident
Agnes M. (King) Shea, formerly of Revere and Malden, died in Macon, Georgia after a brief illness on February 28. She was 94 years old.
She was the wife of the late John C. Shea; devoted mother of Maureen A. Lizek and her late husband, Leonard of Macon, GA and Stephen J. Shea, D.D.S. and his wife, Jeanne of Lancaster, MA; cherished grandmother of Susan M. Shea of Brookline, Lt. Andrew L. Lizek, MD, US Navy and his wife, Kristen of Rockville, MD, Alison S. Lizek and her fiancé, Joseph Tan of Atlanta, GA and the late Gregory S. Shea. She is also lovingly survived by her great granddaughter Evelyn Grace Lizek and her sister-in-law Ruth Shea of Malden and by many nieces and nephews. She was the sister of the late George and James King.
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 SADS (Sudden Arythmia Death Syndrome), 508 East South Temple, Suite 202, Salt Lake City, Utah, 84102. For futher information and more: www.vertuccioandsmith.com
Dorothy C. Demont of Belmont died on February 29.
She was the beloved sister of Robert of East Falmouth, Gerard of Stuart, FL, the late Thomas Jr., and Edward Demont. She is also survived by 17 nieces and nephews. A memorial Mass will be held in Saint Catherine’s Church, 185 Summer St., Somerville today, Wednesday, at 10 a.m. Burial will follow in Oak Grove Cemetery, Medford. For obituary, directions or to send an online condolence, visit www.keefefuneralhome.com
Fishing Boat Captain
Salvatore Patania of Revere, formerly of the West End, died on March 1.
The Captain of the Fishing Boats: Linda, Maria /Jo-Ann and Sammy Jo, he was the beloved husband of Josephine (Noe) Patania with whom he shared 61 years of marriage; loving father of Salvatore Patania and his wife, Evelyn and Linda Hanson and her husband, Peter, all of Melrose, Maria (Sciaraffa) Briere and her husband, Dave of Salem, Jo-Ann DeSimone and her husband, Louis of Woburn and Francis Patania and his wife, Gail of Peabody; dear brother of Domenic Patania and his wife, Amelia of Somerville and the late Angelina Mallo. He was the cherished grandfather of 12 and great grandfather of two. Funeral arrangements were by Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, Revere. Entombment was in the Mausoleum at Woodlawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the American Parkinson Assoc., 72 E. Concord St. C-3, Boston, MA 02118. For guest book: www.vazzafunerals.com.
Ralph ‘Red’ Lucci
Member of Everett Elks
Ralph “Red” Lucci of Everett and Melrose died on February 29.
A US Army veteran of the Korean War, he was a member of Everett Lodge of Elks #642.
He was the beloved husband of the late Pauline (Geer); father of Paul of Cambridge, William and his wife, Carla of Revere, Mark and his wife, Maria of Billerica, and the late Teresa; brother of Lillian Raymond of Salem and Naples, FL, Virginia Colbert of Melrose and the late Virginia Lucci. He is also survived by three grandchildren, Kaitlin, Joseph, Daniel and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral arrangements were by the Salvatore Rocco & Sons Funeral Home, Everett. In lieu of flowers, donations in Mr. Lucci’s memory may be made to the Jimmy Fund, 10 Brookline Place West, 6th flr, Brookline MA 02445. Burial was in Wyoming Cemetery, Melrose. www.roccofuneralhomes.com
Barbara Jane Chamness
Barbara Jane (Hirtle) Chamness of Revere died on February 28.
The beloved wife of the late Charles Chamness, she is survived by her children: Frances Capezzuto and her husband, Steve; William Chamness and his wife, Sabrina; Barbara Skane and her husband, Don; her daughter in law, Vivian Chamness and her son in law, Jay Bagdon. She was also the mother of the late Fred Chamness and Naomi Bagdon. Mrs. Chamness also leaves seven grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren.
Funeral arrangements were by the Kirby-Rapino Memorial Home, East Boston. Burial was at Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. Donations in memory of Mrs. Chamness should be made to the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen St., Framingham, Ma 01701.For online condolences: www.kirby-rapino.com
GE and Lucent Technologies Retiree
David I. MacDonald of Revere died on February 28 following a long illness. He was 84 years old.
A retiree of General Electric of Lynn and Lucent Technologies (AT&T), he was a graduate of Harvard University, Class of 1949, a US Navy veteran of World War II and a member of the Revere Lodge of Elks #1171.
He was the beloved husband for 60 years of Dorothy E (Sokoloski), the dear father of the late David Macdonald and Lois E. Macdonald; devoted brother of the late Catherine Jones, Joseph, Frederick, John, Kenneth, Robert, Leo and George Macdonald and is also lovingly survived by many nieces, nephews, grand nieces and grand nephews.
Funeral arrangements were by The Vertuccio & Smtih Home For Funerals, Revere. Burial was in Puritan Lawn Memorial Cemetery, West Peabody. For further information and more: www.vertuccioandsmith.com
Of New Hampshire, formerly of Revere
Rose (Cebone) Tartarini, formerly of Revere, died in Bristol, NH on February 28 after a long illness.
She was the wife of the late Victor Tartarini and Arthur J. Fortini; devoted mother of Therese “Terry” Sullo and her husband, Joseph and Philip Fortini, all of Moultonborough, NH, Lisa Buitenhuys of Bristol, NH and Janine Fortini of Wakefield; cherished grandmother of Ann Marie Arone and her husband, Joseph of Pelham NH, Michael Sullo of Brooklyn, NY, Bradley Buitenhuys of Lowell and David A. Goss of Wakefield; dear sister of Phyllis C. Trifone and her late husband, Henry J. of Revere and Ralph Cerbone and his wife, Barbara of Salisbury. She is also lovingly survived by her twin great grandchildren Joseph M. and Julianna M. Arone of Pelham NH and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, Revere. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. For further information: www.vertuccioandsmith.com.
Agatha ‘Tina’ Buonopane
Of Chelsea, formerly of Revere
Agatha “Tina” (Messina ) Buonopane of Chelsea, formerly of Revere, died on February 28.
A graduate of Revere High School, Class of 1942, she was the beloved wife of the late Richard Buonopane; loving mother of Michael Buonopane of Revere and Janice Casoli and her husband, Robert of Lynnfield and the late James J. Buonopane; dear sister of the late Louis and Joseph Messina, cherished grandmother of three and great grandmother of five.
Funeral arrangements were by Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, Revere. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the woundedwarriorproject.org. For guestbook: www.vazzafunerals.com
Former Director at GE in Lynn
Victor L. Fulchino, a lifelong Revere resident, died on February 28 at Union Hospital in Lynn. He was 97 years old.
A graduate of the Class of 1932 from Revere High School and the MIT School of Engineering, he was a former director at GE in Lynn.
Born in Revere, the son of the late Ralph and Lena (Cantone), he was the beloved husband of 55 years to the late Eva (D’Alessandro), devoted father of Maria Fulchino, Joanne Fulchino and Jean Fulchino, all of Revere and Philip and his wife, Elvira of Framingham; dear brother of William Fulchino of Reading and the late Carmine, Albert, Harry and Anne Fulchino. He is also survived by two loving grandchildren, Gregory and Lisa and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral arrangements were by the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, Revere. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Gateway Arts (work shop for developmental challenged adults) 62 Harvard St., Brookline, MA 02445. A Mass celebrating his life will be scheduled at a later date.
East Boston Resident
Mary (Ferraro) Borzillo of East Boston died on March 5. She was 79 years old.
She was the beloved wife of the late Anthony E Borzillo; devoted mother Jayne Borzillo and her companion, Warren Johnson of Winthrop, Michael Borzillo of Hollywood Florida and the late Anthony Borzillo Jr.; dear sister of Rose Gallini of Wakefield, Joanne DiSciscio of Revere and the Late Concetta Buckley and Antoinette Raso; adored grandmother of Jamie, Brittany and Anthony Borzillo; cherished great grandmother of Vincent Borzillo; fond mother in law of Stacey Borzillo and loving long time companion of Rocco Mastrodomenico.
Her funeral will be held from the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home on Friday, March 9 at 8 a.m. followed by a Mass in celebration of her life in Sacred Heart Church, Brooks Street, East Boston at 9 a.m. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited. Visiting hours are Thursday from 5 to 8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Association, 20 Speen St. Framingham MA 01701 or the National Breast Cancer Foundation, 16633 Dallas Pkwy, Suite 600, Addison TX 75001. For complimentary transportation to the funeral home please call 617-569-0990. For more information or to send an online condolence, please visit www.ruggieromh.com
Worked for Drug-ReHab and Substance Abuse Centers in Worcester Area
Eric P. Diamond of Revere and Worcester died unexpectedly on March 1 at Tufts Medical Center of Boston. He was 29 years old.
Born in Revere, he graduated from Immaculate Conception Grammar School in 1997, Revere High School, Class of 2001 and also attended Butera School of Art in Boston from September of 2001 to May of 2002. For the past seven years, he has lived and worked in the Worcester area as a substance abuse counselor within the large Worcester County Drug Rehabilitation Program.
As a young boy of eight, he was diagnosed with Juvenile Diabetes which followed him throughout his lifetime. While still a youngster, he worked part time at Immaculate Conception Parish Rectory and is remembered as an intelligent young man with a dynamic sense of humor. He was an altar server at Immaculate Conception parish and in 2003, after settling in Worcester, he founded and coached a mens’ softball team, “The Diamondcutters,” which earning the 2010 undefeated champions — 18 to 0.
He was the cherished and beloved son of Lois E. Diamond the Director of the Senior Citizens Religious and Educational Programs, the grandson of the late William and Lois L. Diamond and is also lovingly survived by a host of caring and dedicated friends from the Worcester area and the parish family at Immaculate Conception Parish of Revere.
Family and friends are invited to attend his funeral from the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Rte. 107) Revere on Thursday, March 8 at 9:30 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in the Immaculate Conception Church, (corner of Beach Street and Winthrop Avenue) Revere, at 10:30 a.m. Visiting hours are today, Wednesday only, from 4 to 8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Henry Lee Willis Community Ctr., 119 Forest St., Worcester, MA 01609, attn. Timothy Kirby & Sasha Chat. For further information, directions and more, www.vertuccioandsmith.com
Joseph Carriere, Jr.
Retired US Army Warrant Officer, Active at Immaculate Conception Parish, Member of Several Veterans Organizations
Joseph J. Carriere, Jr. a Retired US Army Warrant Officer, died unexpectedly on March 5 after being stricken at his Revere home and rushed to Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. He was 84 years old.
Born in Chelsea and a lifelong Revere resident, he was a 1945 graduate of Revere High School. He enlisted in the US Army upon graduation in July of 1945 and served until January of 1947. He spent a total of 31 years in the military and formally retired from active duty in May of 1976. He was a life member of the Disabled American Veterans Association, the VFW #6712 of Beachmont Revere and the Revere American Legion Post #61. For many years, he was a most active member and a past officer of the Revere Knights of Columbus. Until most recently, he was a devotee of the Immaculate Conception Parish Family and was both a long time usher and an appointed Eucharistic Minister.
He and his dear wife of 59 years, who died on June 13, 2011, were an inseparable couple who always placed family first.
He was the devoted father of Patricia Marchese and her husband, Gerald “Jerry” of Peabody and Peabody Deputy Police Chief Scott A. Carriere and his wife, Catherine of Peabody and Revere; the cherished grandfather of Lauren E. Fanning and her husband, Josh of Peabody, Robyn L. Tuberosa of Saugus and Chase, Regan E. and Kaitlin Carriere, all of Peabody. He is also survived by his great granddaughter, Everly Annabell Fanning. He was the brother of the late Mary C. Broderick, Nancy M. DeMattais, Victor, John, Peter, Andrew and Alphonse Carriere. He also leaves many nieces, nephews, grand nieces and grand nephews.
Family and friends are invited to attend visiting hours on Thursday in the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Route 107) Revere from 4 to 8 p.m. His Funeral will be conducted from the funeral home on Friday 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 Puritan Lawn Memorial Cemetery of West Peabody. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to: Susan B. Komen for the Cure, 89 South St., Boston, MA 02111.
Decorated Veteran, Member of Sons of Italy and Patriot Civic Club
Frank Roberto of Revere died unexpectedly on March 5. He was a US Army veteran of World War II and the recipient of three Bronze Stars, a member of the Sons of Italy and The Patriot Civic Club.
The beloved husband of the late Florence (Grasso), he was the devoted father of the late Geraldine Scearbo and her surviving husband, Frank of Saugus; loving grandfather of Kristin Lee Bell and her husband, James Capobianco of Ashland and Jaime Lee Bell of Taunton; cherished great grandfather of Mia Lee and dear brother of the late Carmella Cicero and her surviving husband, Joseph of Saugus.
His Funeral will be held from the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, 128 Revere St., Revere on Friday March 9 at 9 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St Anthony’s Church at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends are kindly invited. Visiting hours will be Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery. For guest book please visit www.Buonfiglio.com
Ralph Nicholas Colannino
Hampton Inn Maintenance Engineer
Ralph Nicholas Colannino of Revere died suddenly at Whidden Memorial Hospital on March 6. He was 51 years old.
He attended the Mass School of Pharmacy, became a pharmacy tech and worked at the Whidden Memorial and Belmont Hospitals for several years before becoming involved in construction. He was employed for the last four years at the Hampton Inn in Revere as a maintenance engineer.
He was the beloved son of Norina (Longo) Colannino and the late Ralph Dominic; dear brother of Rose DeLuca and her husband, Anthony of Peabody, Noreen Michele Colannino of Revere and Dennis Colannino and his wife, Amy of Pennsylvania; loving uncle of Vito Anthony DeLuca, Christofer Ralph DeLuca, Andrew Colannino and Adam Colannino and great uncle of Sofia, Aurora and Anthony DeLuca.
His Funeral will be held from the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, 128 Revere St., Revere on Friday, March 9 at 8 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St Anthony’s Church at 9 a.m. Relatives and friends are kindly invited. Visiting hours will be Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m. Entombment will be in Holy Cross Mausoleum. For guest book please visit www.Buonfiglio.com
Machinist and Model Maker; Inventor and Tinkerer
Edward G. French, a resident of Tewksbury for more than 50 years, formerly of Chelsea and Revere, died on February 12 at a Lowell nursing home following a short period of declining health. He was 87 years old.
He was the beloved husband of Carolyn Jane (Tilden) French with whom he celebrated his 63rdwedding anniversary this past December 4.
He was born in Chelsea on September 9, 1924, one of seven children of the late Edward and Daisy Blanche (Snow) French and raised in Chelsea and Revere.
During World War II, he enlisted in the US Army Air Corps and served as a flight engineer and gunner aboard B-17’s over Italy and Germany. He successfully completed 35 missions and was honorably discharged as a Staff Sergeant.
Mr. French moved to Tewksbury in 1959 to raise his family and was employed as a machinist and a model maker for Laboratory for Electronics in Waltham. Throughout his life he was an inventor and tinkerer both at work and as a hobby at home. He will be remembered for having devoted his life to his family.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by two sons, Edward G. French, Jr., of Tyngsboro and Robert E. French and his wife, Beverly (Ysebaert) of Florida; a daughter, Susan Stewart and her husband, David of Tewksbury; six grandchildren: Joshua French of California, Christopher French, Trevor French and Jared French, all of Florida and David Stewart of Lowell; two great grandchildren, Jessi and Anthony; a brother, Elmer French and his wife, Virginia of Revere and many nieces and nephews. He was also the brother of the late Mary C. Abrams, John French, Elizabeth Tilden, Elsie Veilleux and Donald French.
Private burial was at Puritan Lawn in Peabody. Memorials to the Friends of the Elderly, c/o Tewksbury Senior Center, 175 Chandler St., Tewksbury, MA 01876 will be appreciated.