John A. Amato of Everett died on March 26.
He was the beloved husband of the late Bessie M. (Fasciano); loving father of Jon D. Amato of Florida and Sharon A. Amato of Everett; dear friend of Paule Lambert; brother of the late Joe, Tino, Tony, Harry,
Vincent, Rose and Lena Soucy and is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.
His Funeral will be held from the Salvatore Rocco & Sons Funeral Home, 331 Main Street, Everett on Friday, March 30 at 10 a.m. A service will be held in
funeral home at 10:30 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited. Visiting hours are Thursday from 4 to 7 p.m. Burial will be in Puritan Lawn Cemetery, Peabody. Donations in his memory may be made to the Arthritis Foundation, 29 Krafts Street, Newton, MA 02458. Complimentary valet parking at main street entrance.
Patricia ‘Pat’ Trickett
Patricia M. “Pat” (Savoie) Trickett of Everett died on March 23. She was 83 years old.
She was the devoted and loving mother of Janice Troisi of Revere, Susan Trickett of Revere, Timothy Trickett of Everett, Paul Trickett and his longtime companion, Patty Cannatella of Revere, Scott Trickett and his wife, Diane of Saugus, and the late Ronald “Bunky” Trickett.; cherished grandmother of Keith, Nicole and Jenna; great grandmother of Gia and great great grandmother of Isabella.
Funeral arrangements were by the JF Ward Funeral Home, Everett. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Chelsea Skilled Nursing Employee Appreciation Fund, 932 Broadway, Chelsea, MA., 02150. For guestbook, visit jfwardfuneralhome.com
(Ralph Vertuccio says a picture for this Hennessey obit is on the way to the office – also, he asks that you refer to the Dec. 13, 2006 Journal story about Mrs. Hennessey re. receiving a humanitarian award)
Virginia T. (Manning) Hennessey of Revere died on March 23 at the Massachusetts General Hospital. She was 83 years old.
Mrs. Hennessey was born in Dorchester and came to Revere more than 70 years ago. After graduating from Immaculate Conception High School with the Class of 1946, she immediately began a career with the New England Telephone that would span over 40 years. She rose in the ranks from telephone operator to managerial administration.
Mrs. Hennessey never lost friends. She maintained her friendships from elementary school through high school and to her long association with the telephone company. The list of her fraternal organizations is remarkable. She was a member of the Telephone Pioneers of America, the Retired Telephone Workers Association, the Revere Womens’ Club and the Red Hat Society.
Her energy and zest for life is legendary. She was a devotee of the Immaculate Conception Parish and a supporter of the Immaculate Conception School. She held many offices with the ICC Parish Family and was past president of the Immaculate Guild. She held positions within the Revere Society for Cultural & Historic Preservation. All this was done with dignity and overwhelming zeal.
This “Gentle Lady” did indeed live her “Catholic Faith” to the core, i.e., not on her sleeve, but in her heart and in her deeds, and always quietly and unassumingly. Her generosity, not only to her loving family and friends, embraced many of the homeless and disenfranchised of society.
Many of us will long to receive yet another card or note from “Ginny” – the US Postal Service and Hallmark Enterprises should observe a day of mourning on behalf of “Ginny’s” passing as both have been the beneficiaries of her long and faithful support for many many years.
She was the wife of the late David J. Hennessey. Sr. who died on July 7, 1995; the devoted mother of Marie A. Hennessey of Revere, David J. Hennessey and his wife, Dr. Francine M. Hennessey, MD of Bedford and Mark F. Hennessey and his wife, Maureen B. of Melrose; the cherished grandmother of Daniel P., Timothy J., Theresa V.S. Hennessey, all of Bedford and Kevin J., Ryan D., Brendon D. and Erin B. Hennessey, all of Melrose; the dear sister of Sister Agnes Virginia Manning, SCH of Wellesley and the late James F., Jr., John and Leo Manning. She is also the sister in law of Rita Hennessey-Theriault and William Kelley, both of Woburn, Leona Dolan of Holliston, Eileen Hennessey of Arlington, Mary Manning of Braintree and Ruth Hennessey of Belleville, Ohio and the most loving aunt of 34.
On October 15, 2006, her family and friends organized an outstanding event in her honor with more than 150 in attendance when she was presented with a “Lifetime Humanitarian Achievement Award” – a testimonial to this unique and exemplary woman.
Visiting hours are on Thursday, March 29 from 4 to 9 p.m. in the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway, (Route 107) Revere. Her Funeral will be conducted from the Funeral Home on Friday, March 30 at 9:30 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in the Immaculate Conception Church, Revere followed by burial in Woodlawn Cemetery.
Almost 10 years ago, “Ginny” became a fund raiser and patron of the Histiocytosis Association, when her grandson, Brendan, became afflicted with this disease. So, in tribute to her and for the cure of this insidious disease, the family asks that rather than flowers, remembrances be made to the Histiocytosis Association, 332 North Broadway, Pitman, New Jersey 08071.
Member of Local 22 Laborers Union
Salvatore Guarino of East Boston died on March 24.
A member of Local 22 Laborers Union, he was the beloved husband of Vita (Giacolone) Guarino with whom he shared 57 years of marriage; loving father of Michela Guarino and her friend, Michael Polizzi, Giacomo Guarino and his wife, Kelly, Sara Crombie and her husband, Michael and Angelo Guarino and his wife, Lauriann, all of Saugus; dear brother of Anthony of Florida, Vincenzo of Stoneham, Francesco and Joseph Guarino of Medford, and the late Giacoma Struppa. He was the cherished grandfather of eight grandchildren.
His Funeral will be held from Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, 262 Beach Street, Revere, today, Wednesday, at 10 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in the Sacred Heart Church, 45 Brooks St., East Boston at 11 a.m. Entombment will be in the Mausoleum at Woodlawn Cemetery. For directions and guestbook: www.vazzafunerals.com.
Patrick C. Pisano of Saugus, formerly of East Boston, died on March 23 following a brief illness. He was 84 years old.
A US Army veteran of World War II, he was the beloved husband of the late Sylvia (Scrima) and the late Angelina (Uva); cherished father of Revere Police Sgt. Detective, Steven J. Pisano and wife, Barbara of Peabody and the late Patrick R. Pisano; devoted grandfather of Angie Pisano-Briggs and husband, John and Patrick Pisano, all of Saugus and Alisha Pisano of Peabody; brother of the late Frederick and Albert Pisano, Mary Gallo, Rose Wolinsky, Anne Pisano, and Teresa DiPrimo and is also lovingly survived by many nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.
Family and friends are invited to attend the funeral from the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway, (Rte. 107), Revere today, Wednesday, March 28 at 9 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass at St. Anthony of Padua Church, Revere, at 10 a.m. Entombment will be in Holy Cross Community Mausoleum. For additional information, visit: www.vertuccioandsmith.com.
Enzo ‘Ray’ DiMarco
Past Treasurer of ITAM Post 17 of Revere
Enzo R. “Ray” DiMarco of Malden died unexpectedly on March 22. He was 85 years old.
A US Navy veteran of World War II and a member and past treasurer of the ITAM Post 17 of Revere, he was the beloved husband of 42 years to Barbara A. (Giovanni); devoted brother of Lillian M. DiSano of Malden and the late Antonetta DiNicola and is also lovingly survived by several nieces, nephews, grandnieces, and grandnephews.
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 American Heart Assoc. , 20 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701-4688 or to the American Cancer Society , 30 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701. For information, visit: www.vertuccioandsmith.com.
Member of Many Organizations
Carmela Sordillo died in Revere on March 23. She was in her 108th year.
She was a member of the Revere Womens’ Club, the New Deal Club and the Revere Smart Set Seniors.
The daughter of the late Giovanni and Maria (DePascale) Sordillo, she was the cherished sister of the late Marion Sinclair, Mamie Lamberti, Madeline Ventola, Frank, Angelo, Anthony, and Alfred Sordillo and is lovingly survived by many nieces, nephews, grand nieces and grand nephews.
Family and friends are invited to attend a visitation on Thursday, March 29 in the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway, (Rte. 107), Revere beginning at 9 a.m., followed by a Funeral Mass in the Immaculate Conception Church, Revere at 11 a.m. Entombment will be in Holy Cross Community Mausoleum. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Restoration Fund at Immaculate Conception Parish, 22 Lowe St., Revere, MA 02151. For information and directions, please visit: www.vertuccioandsmith.com.
Joseph ‘Sparky’ D’Annolfo
Orient Heights Resident
Joseph G. “Sparky” D’Annolfo of Orient Heights East Boston died on March 24.
A US Air Force veteran of the Korean War, he was the beloved husband of the late Jeanette (DiFonzo) D’Annolfo; loving father of Patricia Shelton and her husband, Allen of Wilmington, Joan D’Annolfo of Melrose, Carla Reilly and her husband, Michael of Leominster, Mark D’Annolfo and his wife, Lisa of Revere and Joseph D’Annolfo of Wakefield; dear brother of Angela and Theresa D’Annolfo of East Boston, Gloria Crane of Andover, Maria Palermo of Stoneham and the late Frank D’Annolfo; cherished grandfather of Lyndsay, Lauren, Courtney, Taylor, Kyle and Matthew and great grandfather of Andrew and Alexis.
Funeral arrangements were by Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, Revere. Burial was in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. For guestbook: www.vazzafunerals.com
Carolyn M. (Trudel) Provo of Revere died suddenly on March 23. She was 42 years old.
The beloved wife of Nicholas Provo, she was the loving mother of Kayla, Kortney, and Katherine; loving Nana to Lucas; beloved daughter of Paul Trudel of New Hampshire and the late Denise (Sullivan) Trudel; devoted sister of Christine Spinale and her husband, Mark of Saugus and Cynthia Trudel of Revere; loving aunt to Jessica, Rachelle, and Joseph.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend her Funeral Mass today, Wednesday, at 12 Noon in The Blessed Sacrament Church, 14 Summer St., Saugus. Burial will be at Riverside Cemetery, Saugus. There are no visiting hours. For obituary and online condolences, please visit www.carrfuneral.com Carr Funeral Home Melrose 781-665-8700
Of Peabody, formerly of East Boston
Elaine Disciscio of Peabody, formerly of East Boston, died on March 18.
She was the beloved daughter of the late Anthony “Bucky” and Rosemarie “Rosie” (Interbartolo) Disciscio; loving sister of Annette and Charles “Chucky” Disciscio of East Boston, Lucille Nastari of Lynn and Anthony “Bucky,” Richard “Ricky,” Rosemarie “Ro” and Rocco Disciscio, all of Peabody. She is also survived many loving nieces and nephews.
Funeral arrangements were by Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, Revere. Burial was at Puritan Lawn Memorial Park, W. Peabody. For guestbook: www.vazzafunerals.com
Of Revere, formerly of Medford
Thomas V. Misuraca of Revere, formerly of Medford, died on March 20 following a long and debilitating illness. He was 79 years old.
A US Navy veteran of the Korean Conflict, he was the beloved husband of Elvera (Spinale) Misuraca; devoted father of Rosalie M. Whelton and her husband, Adam C. of Peabody and Thomas J. Misuraca of Tarzana, CA; cherished grandfather of Linda R. and Adam C. “A.J.” Whelton of Peabody; dear brother of Tina Primo of Revere, Anna Carrabino of Woburn, Grace Christiano of Tewksbury, and the late Vito, Sammy and Joseph Misuraca and Rosalie Misuraca. He is also lovingly survived by many nieces and nephews.
Funeral arrangements were by the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, Revere. Burial was at Woodlawn Cemetery. Remembrances may be made to the New England Shelter for Homeless Veterans, 17 Court St., Boston, MA 02108. For additional information, please visit: www.vertuccioandsmith.com.
Longtime employee of Jordan Marsh, Boston
Caroline ( Wheeler) Chamberlain of Florida, formerly of Revere, died on March 22 in Vero Beach, Florida after a battle with Alzheimer’s Disease. She was 88 years old.
She was born in Revere and was a graduate of Revere High School, Class of 1944. She served as a Wave in the U.S. Navy during World War II and worked for many years in Jordan Marsh, Boston. Mrs. Chamberlain relocated to Vero Beach, Florida in 2000 and enjoyed a very active life with her many friends. She was a member of the Red Hat Society at The Club at Vero and derived great pleasure by making quilts for her family.
She was the beloved wife of 50 years to the late Fred C. Chamberlain of Revere; devoted mother of Bruce F. Chamberlain and his wife, Susan of North Carolina, Joyce E. Simpson and her husband, the late Tom Simpson of Revere, Cheryl Ann Dowdell and her husband, Richard of Vero Beach, Fl. and Wayne P. Chamberlain and his wife, Janet of Conway N.H. She is also lovingly survived by her seven grandchildren, Charles, Adam, Traci, Becky, David, Mackenzie, and Michael, 10 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
She was the beloved sister of the late Ruth McEachern.
Burial was at Puritan Lawn Memorial Park, West Peabody. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to Alzheimer and Parkinson Assoc. of Indian River, 2300 5th Ave, Suite 150, Vero Beach, Fl. 32960. Arrangements were under the care of Cox Gifford Seawinds Funeral Home & Crematory. Online condolences may be sent to: www.coxgiffordseawinds.com.
Worked for General Dynamics
Nicholas H. Moscone of Malden died at home on March 23 surrounded by his family. He was 61 years old.
Born in Boston and the Deputy Program Manager for General Dynamics, he was the beloved husband of Michele (DeVincenzi); devoted father of Jennifer Moscone-Dinarello and her husband, Dave of Saugus and Nicholas Moscone III of Malden; loving son of the late Nicholas and Muriel (Alander); dear brother of Stephen Moscone of Saugus, Henry Moscone and his wife, Terry of Lynn, Susan Moscone –Mirabello and her husband, Robert of Saugus; loving brother in-law of Irene DeVincenzi of Revere and is also survived by his cherished granddaughter, Sophia Rose Dinarello and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral arrangements were by the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, Revere. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice of the North Shore, 75 Sylvan St., Danvers Ma 01923 or Brain Science Foundation, 148 Linden St #303, Wellesley Ma 02482. For guest book please visit www.Buonfiglio.com
Longtime Jack Satter House Mainenance Person
Gary Bockser of Chelsea, formerly of Revere and Lynn, died on March 22. He was 58 years old.
Born in Lynn, he was the maintenance person for the Jack Satter House in Revere for many years. He had a long struggle with both heart and kidney failure and was on dialysis for seven years. He loved music, going to concerts on the Esplanade and going to both Foxwoods and Las Vegas.
He was the beloved son of Lillian Bockser and the late Alan Bockser; the dear brother of Jeffrey Bockser, the loving uncle of Jacob Bockser, the devoted stepson of Alex Morochnick and the loving friend of Linda Camara.
Graveside services were held. Memorial Observance was private. Donations in his memory may be made to the Chelsea Jewish Nursing Home Foundation, 17 Lafayette Ave. Chelsea, MA 02150 or to the National Kidney Foundation, Finance Department, 30 East 33rd St., New York, NY 10016. Arrangements were entrusted to the Torf Funeral Chapel, Chelsea. For online guestbook, please visit the funeral home website; www.torffuneralservice.com.
Of Florida, formerly of Revere
Guy S. Russo of Boynton Beach, FL, formerly of Revere and Swampscott, died on February 26 surrounded by his loving family and friends. He was 57 years old.
He was the loving companion of Beverly Mercier; cherished son of Elizabeth and Angelo Russo; devoted brother of Linda Sullivan, Laura, Richard, Robert, Angelo and the late George and is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews and the late John.
Arrangements were by the Carroll-Thomas Funeral Home Hyde Park 617-361-3216
Kennedy’s Department Store Retiree
Mildred (Spinazzola) Oliva of Revere died on March 20 following a long illness. She was 93 years old.
A retiree of Kennedy’s Department Store at Northgate Shopping Center, she was the wife of the late Lawrence “Stealer” Oliva; devoted mother of Maria LeVay of Florida, Denise Sweeney of Revere and Lawrence C. Oliva of Florida; cherished grandmother of Eric LeVay and his wife, Mady and Alex Oliva, all of Florida; dear sister of Phyllis M. “Meena” Scoppettuolo and her husband, Anthony J. of Wilmington and the late Anna Mastracci, Joseph, Libro “Al”, Chris and Anthony C. Spinazzola. She is also lovingly survived by her great-granddaughters, Chloe Oliva and Scarlett and Sienna LeVay and by her daughter-in-law, Christiane Oliva of Florida and by many caring nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.
Funeral arrangements were by the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, Revere. Burial was in Holy Cross Cemetery. For information and more: www.vertuccioandsmith.com
Rose A. (Puttilli) Annese of Revere, formerly of Italy, died at home surrounded by her family on March 21. She was 77 years old.
A homemaker, born in Italy, she came to Revere with her husband and first born daughter in 1967. She was the daughter of the late Ruggiero and Anna ( Borelli ) Putilli, the beloved wife of Alessandro “Alex the Tailor,” devoted mother of AnnaLisa Silva of Peabody, Helen Ivey-Annese and her husband, Ray of Middleton, Vincent and his wife, Amy of Westford; loving grandmother of Alec, Alessandra and Adrianna; dear sister of the late Luigi Puttilli, Graziella Alberi and Dorina Puttilli. She is also survived by loving nieces and nephews.
Funeral arrangements were by the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, Revere. Burial was in St. Mary’s Cemetery in Salem. Memorial donations may be made to the Joslin Diabetes Center, 1 Joslin Place, Boston Ma 02215. For guest book please visit: www.Buonfiglio.com
Stephen Collins, Sr.
Worked for Saugus School System and Suffolk Downs
Stephen F. Collins, Sr. died unexpectedly in Revere on March 19. He was 70 years old.
A member of Iron Workers Union Local #7 and OSI-Giuseppe Mazzini Lodge of Revere, he was an employee of the Saugus School System and a former employee of Suffolk Downs Race Track.
He was the devoted father of Stephen F. Collins, Jr. and his wife, Carmen M. and cherished grandfather of Stephen F. Collins, III, Mckayla F., Sean P., Brenden K., Christopher R. and Jakob A. Collins, all of Revere. His life passion was the welfare and security of his cherished grandchildren. He was the dear brother of Atty. Robert F. Collins of Dorchester, Kerry E. Haughney and her husband, Lt. Col. Joseph F. Haughney ( Ret. USA) of Lynnfield and the late George T. Collins; beloved uncle of George T. Collins, Jr. of Winthrop, Christine Dare-Bryan of New York City, Jonathan J. and Gretchen B. Haughney, both of Lynnfield and Katherine Rose Collins of Dorchester.
Funeral arrangements were by the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, Revere. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery. Remembrances may be made to the Christopher R. Collins Trust Fund, 79 Lynnfield St., Peabody, MA 01960. For information, directions and more: www.vertuccioandsmith.com
William Hackett, III
William P. Hackett III of Revere, formerly of Boston and White Plains, NY, died peacefully on March 18.
Also known to his family and friends as Liam and Willie, he was the loving and faithful partner of 27 years to Richard Everett; dear uncle of William Simmons and his wife, Marlena, Arthur Jeffrey Simmons and his wife, Julie, all of White Plains, NY; cherished great-uncle of Amanda Kathryn Simmons and great-uncle of Edward; devoted son of the late Kathryn (Hall) and William P. Hackett II and special brother of the late Annette Stafford Simons.
Funeral arrangements were by the Dello Russo Funeral Home, Medford. A private interment for family will be held at a later date in New York. Willie and Richard request that flowers be omitted and a memorial contribution to the Les Clefs d’Or Foundation of the Americas, C/O Concierge Unlimited International, 20 N. Wacker Drive, Suite 1730, Chicago IL 60606 would be appreciated. For obituary and to leave a remembrance of Willie: www.dellorusso.net
Leonard M. Frost of Revere died on March 24 at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers, surrounded by loving family members. He was 73 years old.
Born in Chelsea, he was the son of the late Albert and Madge Evelyn (Brown) Frost. In 1960, he married the love of his life, Jean E. (McLellan) Frost and in January, they celebrated 52 years of marriage. After settling down with Jean, he worked as a class A diesel mechanic at the former United Trucking, out of Somerville. As a result of a back injury, Mr. Frost had to curtail the work he so enjoyed as a mechanic but it did not stop him from keeping busy with his mechanical skills.
He was the devoted father of Laura A. Manning and her husband, Shawn of Revere, Lorna J. Frost and her husband, Hector Gonzalez, Lynn M. Frost, all of Lynn; uncle of Buddy Frost Jr. of Chelsea; dear brother of the late Albert Frost and he is also lovingly survived by five grandchildren: Thomas Babson and Michael Babson, both of Revere, Adrianna Frost, Luis Gonzalez and Destiny Roisten, all of Lynn.
Funeral services will be conducted at the William R. Carafa & Son Home For Funerals, 389 Washington Ave. ,Chelsea on Thursday, March 29. Rev. Richard T. Loring will officiate at the 11 a.m. service. Relatives and friends kindly invited to attend. Visiting hours will be held today, Wednesday, only from 4 to 8 p.m. Burial will be private. Memorial donations may be made to the Kaplan Family Hospice House 78 Liberty St. Danvers, MA 01923