Emanuela (Pepe) Giangregorio of Revere died on April 2 at the East Point Nursing Home. She was 95 years old.
A retired stitcher in the clothing industry, she was born in Italy, the daughter of the late Alphonso and Josephine (Grieco) Pepe. She was the beloved wife of Duilio; devoted mother of Linda Losanno and her husband, Tony, Carmela Giangregorio, Angelo and his wife, Anna, all of Revere and Josephine Panella of Derry, NH; dear sister of Giovanni Pepe of Italy and is also survived by 11 loving grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren.
Her Funeral will be held from the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons –Bruno Funeral Home, 128 Revere St., Revere on Thursday, April 5 at 9 a.m. followed by a Funeral Blessing in St Anthony’s Church at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends are kindly invited. Visiting hours will be today, Wednesday, from 4 to 8 p.m. Entombment will be in Holy Cross Mausoleum. For guest book please visit: www.Buonfiglio.com
Lisa Catanuso of Melrose died on March 27. She was 58 years old.
The devoted daughter of the late Joseph Catanuso and Elena (Segno) Rollka, she was the loving sister of Linda Catanuso of Rhode Island and cherished aunt of Meredith Andretti, also of Rhode Island.
Funeral Services were private with arrangements by The Gately Funeral Home of Melrose. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 330 Congress St., 5th Flr., Boston, MA 02210.
Of Billerica, formerly of East Boston
Anthony R. DeAngelis of Billerica, formerly of East Boston. died recently.
He was the beloved husband of Mary A. (Day) DeAngelis; loving father of Donna Bozza and her husband, Donald and Kimberly Turco and her husband, Joseph of Billerica and James DeAngelis and his wife, Ellen of Ashburnham; brother of John DeAngelis of Revere, Phyllis Rota of Saugus, Rose Trahan of Wakefield, and the late Joseph, William, Ralph “JJ” and Carmen DeAngelis, Margaret Coccia and Agnes Grillo. Grandfather of Michael and Andrea Bozza, Nicole and Kelsey DeAngelis, and Angela and Theresa Turco.
His Funeral will be held today, Wednesday, from the Sweeney Memorial Funeral Home, 66 Concord Rd., Billerica at 8 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass at St. Theresa Church at 9 a.m. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, 20 Speen Street, Framingham, MA 01701. Burial will be in Fox Hill Cemetery, Billerica. www.sweeneymemorialfh.com
Of Wilmington, formerly of Revere and East Boston
Edith D. (Saponaro) Carrozza of Wilmington, formerly of Revere and East Boston, died on March 30 at the Meadow View Nursing & Rehabilitation Center of North Reading following a long struggle with Alzheimer’s disease. She was 93 years old.
Born, raised and educated in East Boston, she graduated from East Boston High School, Class of 1937. She entered the Women’s Army Auxiliary Corps in February of 1943 and served for six months, until August of 1943. She married Ralph Carrozza, Sr. in 1945. The couple moved from East Boston to Revere in 1950 where they remained until 1975 when they made their final move to Wilmington. They spent 64 years together “in richness and in health and in sickness…” until his death on November 22, 2009.
She was the devoted mother of Rachel E. Stanchi and her husband, Carmen A. of Wilmington and Ralph Carrozza Jr. and his wife, Sheilah of Salem, NH; cherished grandmother of Michelle M. Stanchi of Wilmington, Michael R. Stanchi and his wife, Kathryn “Kate” of Winthrop, Susan M. Carrozza of Malden and Christine A. Carrozza of Billerica; dear sister of Emma Gomez of Epping, NH, Anthony Saponaro of Revere and the late Romaine Langone, Helen Parrelli, Lucy LaScola, Armando “Willie” and Joseph Saponaro and the mother-in-law of the late Frances E. Carrozza. She is also lovingly survived by many nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.
Funeral arrangements were by the Nichols Funeral Home, Wilmington. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 311 Arsenal St., Watertown, MA 02472. www.nicholsfuneralhome.com
Of Revere, formerly of East Boston
Vincent J. Bavaro of Revere, formerly of East Boston, died at the Massachusetts General Hospital on March 27. He was 67 years old.
Raised in East Boston, he worked in car sales for many years and also enjoyed dealing in antiques.
He was the beloved husband of Romain (DePaolo); devoted father of Renae Bavaro Coleman and her husband, Kerrie of Lynnfield; loving son of Jacqueline (Vino) of East Boston and the late Anthony Bavaro and is also survived by two loving grandchildren, Ava and Christian Coleman.
Funeral arrangements were by the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, Revere. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Leukemia Society of MA, 9 Erie Drive, Suite 101, Natick MA 01760. Interment will be in Holy Cross Cemetery. For guest book please visit www.buonfiglio.com
Of Stoneham, formerly of Revere
Cindy L. (Piazza) Smith of Stoneham, formerly of Revere, died on March 30. She was 58 years old.
The devoted wife of Kenneth J. Smith, she was the loving daughter of Helen (Newman) Piazza of Revere and the late Salvatore Piazza; beloved mother of Sheena Sherwood and her husband, Dave of Peabody; step-mother of Dylan Smith of Stoneham and sister of Bruce Piazza and his wife, Debbie of Chicago, IL. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews.
Funeral arrangements were by the A.J. Spadafora Funeral Home, Malden. Burial was at Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. For guestbook see: www.spadaforafuneral.com
Retired Assembly Supervisor and Waitress
Marilyn M. (Oles) Kalil, a lifelong resident of Chelsea and a graduate of Chelsea High School, died at home on March 28 after a long illness. She was 70 years old.
An assembly supervisor for more than 10 years for Allied Signal, she also worked as a waitress at Joe D’s in East Boston for over 20 years and at the Old Timers on Fifth Street.
She was the devoted wife of Ralph Kalil; beloved mother of Joseph Anzalone of Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, Audrey Anzalone Jackson and her husband, Rob of Ft. Pierce, Florida, John Kalil of New Hampshire, Kim Kalil of Revere and the late Jason James Anzalone; dear sister of Carole Oles of Chelsea and the late Eileen Loper; cherished grandmother of Richard Joseph Maragni, Brittney Anzalone, John Thomas Maragni, Tara Anzalone, Saunna Field and William Field and loving mother-in-law of Viki Anzalone.
Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Smith Funeral Home, Chelsea. Burial was at Puritan Lawn Memorial Park, Peabody. To send a message of condolence to her family, please visit www.smithfuneralhomes.com
Rite Aid Retiree
Eda M. (Statuto) Corso of Revere died on March 28 following a long struggle with Alzheimers Disease at the Lighthouse Nursing and Rehabilitation Center after a long confinement. She was 92 years old.
Born, raised and a lifetime resident of Revere, she was a 1937 graduate of Revere High School. Early in her working career, she was a nurse’s aide in private care. For more than 25 years, she worked for Osco-Rite Aide Pharmacy and retired from the Broadway location in Revere in 2004. She was loved there and was always helpful and friendly to her customers.
The wife of the late Augustus A. “Gus” Corso who died in May of 2006, she was the cherished mother of Nancy E. Rollins and her husband, Stephen A. of Lee, NH, Robert R. Corso and his wife, Lisa M. of Middleton and Kathleen A. McCarthy of Saugus; devoted grandmother of Kelly A. and Christopher B. McCarthy of Saugus, Matthew R. and Alexandra M. Corso of Middleton, Elizabeth M. and Benjamin A. Rollins of Lee, NH; beloved twin sister to Mary A. Fulchino and her husband, William A. of Reading and the late Aurelio “Rallie,” Albert and Armenio “Mal” Statuto. She is also lovingly survived by many nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.
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 Alzheimer’s Association, 311 Arsenal St., Watertown, MA 02472. For more information, visit: www.vertuccioandsmith.com
Charles ‘Charlie Bacala’ Disciscio
Revere Auxiliary Police Captain
Charles “Charlie Bacala” Disciscio of Revere, formerly of East Boston, died on March 28.
A US Army veteran of the Korean War and a late Captain of the Revere Auxiliary Police, he was the loving father of Judi Homer and her husband, Donald and Karen Disciscio, all of Revere; Cynthia Pagliuca and her husband, Louis and Charles Disciscio, Jr. and his wife, Linda, all of New Hampshire and his longtime partner, Carol Giordano of Revere. He was the cherished grandfather of 11, great grandfather of two and fond uncle of many nieces and nephews.
Funeral arrangements were by Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, Revere. Burial was in Puritan Lawn Cemetery, Peabody. For guest book: www.vazzafunerals.com
Of Peabody, formerly of Revere
June (Kramer) Shanbar of Peabody, formerly of Saugus and Revere, died on March 25.
She was the loving mother of Lana Razdan and her husband, Rikki of Rockport and the late Melanie Shanbar; dear sister of the late Land Kramer; cherished grandmother of three.
Funeral services were private. For online guestbook, www.vazzafunerals.com
Donald ‘Sonny’ Marino
Born on the Fourth of July!
Donald J. “Sonny” Marino of Orient Heights, East Boston, born on the Fourth of July, died on March 27 at 81 years young after a three year, hard fought battle with illness.
He went on his own terms, and for those who knew and loved Sonny, please lovingly know and remember that he “sang” right to the end, and all the way to Heaven.
He was number eight, the youngest brother of the seven Giambrones of East Boston.
He is survived by his loving wife, Lillian N. (Iapicca) Marino, his daughter, Leah Marino Dillon and her husband, Robert E. Dillon Jr. of South Boston and Boxford, his three beautiful grandchildren who were his world, many nieces and nephews, and countless dear friends.
Funeral arrangements were by Vazza’s Funeral Home, Revere. www.vazzafunerals.com
Maria Di Pietro
Of New Hampshire, formerly of East Boston
Maria (Ferrante) DiPietro of New Hampshire, formerly of Medford and East Boston, died on March 27.
She was the beloved wife of the late Alfred DiPietro with whom she shared 42 years of marriage; loving mother of Stephen G. DiPietro and his wife, Kelley of New Hampshire and Lisa C. DiPietro and her partner, Lisa Schlossberg of Roslindale; dear sister of the late Richard and Jack Ferrante; cherished grandmother of Jonathan DiPietro and her dogs, Sara and Panda.
Funeral arrangements were by Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, Revere. Burial was in Oak Grove Cemetery, Medford. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Poor Clare Sisters, 920 Centre St., Boston, MA 02130. For guest book: www.vazzafunerals.com.
Guy A. LaFauci of Malden died on March 27.
A US Army veteran of World War II, he was the beloved husband of the late Olympia M. (DiMare) LaFauci; devoted father of Josephine “Jaye” and Evan Davie of Malden, Salvatore and Diane LaFauci of Salem, NH, Anthony LaFauci of Salem, NH, Dennis and Lori LaFauci of Malden, Kenny and Lynne LaFauci of Topsfield, Jane and Richie Kozowyk of Revere, Stephen and Anita LaFauci of Malden, and Gary and Felicia LaFauci of Middleton; cherished grandfather of 19, great-grandfather of seven and loving brother of the late Felix, Nicholas, and Joseph LaFauci.
Funeral arrangements were by the Weir-MacCuish Golden Rule Funeral Home, Malden. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. Memorial contributions may be made to The Fund for Autistic Children, Inc. 22 Meeting House Hill Rd. W. Newbury, MA 01985. For obituary: www.weirfuneralhome.com
Joseph ‘Uncle Joe’ Permatteo
Retiree of the Original Deer Island Pumping Station
Joseph N. “Uncle Joe” Permatteo of Holiday, Florida and Georgetown, formerly of Beachmont, died on February 24. He was 89 years old.
A U.S. Navy veteran of World War II and the Korean Conflict, he was a retiree of the original Deer Island Pumping Station in Winthrop and the devoted husband of his predeceased wives, Midge, Henrietta and Jean. He was a loving uncle to Carol Westhaver and her husband, Richard of Georgetown, James Starling and his wife, Joanne of Tewksbury, Lesley Cefalo of Saugus and Ronald Permatteo of Beachmont. He will be missed by all his nieces and nephews, their children and all who knew him here and in Holiday, Florida.
A Memorial Service was held at Trinity Church, Topsfield. Memorial donations may be made to The Jimmy Fund, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, 450 Brookline Ave Boston, MA 02215.
Edwin Merwin, PhD
Health Care Educator
Edwin (Ed) Merwin died in Portland Oregon on March 27. He was 83 years old.
Born in Revere in October of 1927, he attended Revere High School and served in the Army Air Corps near the end of World War II. After his service, he received a B.S. degree in 1955 from the University of Southern California (USC), a Master of Public Health in 1970 from the University of California at Berkeley, and his PhD from Brantridge Forest. He worked and taught in the fields of health care and health care administration; he served as an adjunct professor at Golden Gate University in San Francisco.
He had a love of books, tools and hard work, which kept all of his children busy around his home of 38 years in Fair Oaks, California. He valued education highly and he never missed an opportunity to encourage someone to “go back to school,” no matter what background they had.
He is survived by his sister, Carolyn and seven sons: Stephen, Patrick, Charles, Fred, Robert, JD, and Ralph, 10 grandchildren, and one great-grandchild. In addition, he and his late wife, Mary helped raise more than 30 foster children.
To quote one son: “He was a good man and had a great heart. I learned a lot from him, and can honestly say I wouldn’t be the person I am today without his guidance growing up.” In addition, Ed and his wife Mary (also deceased) helped raise over 30 foster children.
He will be missed by everyone who had the chance to meet him. Per his request, services will be a private placement of ashes in memorable locations. Remembrances can be made to the local chapter of B’nai B’rith (the group that visited soldiers in the hospital when he was in the Air Corps).
N.E. Tel & Tel Retiree
James P. Dawley of Revere died on April 1 following a long illness at the Melrose-Wakefield Hospital. He was 79 years old.
A US Army veteran of The Korean Conflict, he was born in Boston and to came Revere as a young boy. He attended Immaculate Conception Grammar School and was a 1951 graduate of Immaculate Conception High School. He spent more than 41 years working for the telephone company and rose to management level positions, retiring in 1992. He was a member of the Telephone Pioneers of America and the Revere Council, Knights of Columbus.
His dear wife, Barbara A. (DeMatteo) of more than 50 years died on June 17, 2007. He was the cherished father of John T. Dawley and his wife, Denise of Winchester, William J. Dawley of Portsmouth, NH, Jane B. Dawley of Bethlehem, PA., James P. Dawley and his wife, Barbara of Dover, Thomas R. Dawley and his wife, Karen of Swampscott, Paul C. Dawley and his wife, Maura of Scituate, Ann M. Dawley and her husband, Stephen Hamilton of Newburyport and Christopher J. Dawley and his wife, Rere of Braintree; beloved brother of Peter H. Dawley and his wife, Flora M. of Saugus and the late David W. Dawley. He is also lovingly survived by 17 granchildren, two sisters-in-law, Carol E. Fisher and her late husband, Paul of Saugus and Elaine K. “Ginger” Dawley of Revere and many nieces and nephews.
Family and friends are invited to attend the Funeral on Thursday, April 5 from The Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Rte. 107) Revere at 10 a.m. followed by the Liturgical Funeral Blessing in the Immaculate Conception Church (corner of Beach St. and Winthrop Ave.) Revere at 11 a.m. Visiting hours are today, Wednesday only, from 3 to 8 p.m. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to Friends of Camp Fatima Trust Fund, P.O. Box 206, Gilmanton IronWorks, N.H. 03837, attn: Exceptional Citizens Week. For more information and directions, visit www.vertuccioandsmith.com
Stephen Weisberg of Revere died suddenly in Florida on April 1. He was 50 years old.
A graduate of Revere High School, Class of 1979, he was employed as a paralegal in Boston.
The loving son of Molly Weisberg and the late Sumner Weisberg, he was the dear brother of Michelle Cohen and Edward Weisberg and loving uncle of Jeff, Michael and David.
Funeral Services will be held at the Torf Funeral Chapel, 151 Washington Avenue (Cary Square), Chelsea, on Thursday, April 5 at 11 a.m. Burial will be in Beth Israel Cemetery, Everett. Contributions in his memory may be made to the Founders Affiliate of American Heart Assoc., PO Box 417005, Boston, MA 02241-7005. For on-line guest book and directions please visit our website: www.torffuneralservice.com