Obituaries 08-22-2012

August 22, 2012
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Antonina ‘Nina’ Pesaturo

Of Revere, formerly of Orient Heights

Antonina “Nina” (Cammarata) Pesaturo of Revere, formerly of Orient Heights, East Boston, died on August 18.

She was the beloved wife of the late Alfred “Fred” Pesaturo with whom she shared 56 years of marriage; loving mother of Vincent Pesaturo and his wife, Bernadette and Michael Pesaturo and his wife, Penny, all of Rowley; dear sister of the late Catherine Paserello, Rita Lanavaro and Salvatore Cammarata; cherished grandmother of Michael and Brian Pesaturo and great grandmother of Andrew and Kaylyn Pesaturo.

Her Funeral will be held from Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, 262 Beach St., Revere, Friday at 10:30 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Anthony’s Church, Revere at noon. Family and friends may visit Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m. Entombment will be in Holy Cross Mausoleum, Malden. For directions and guest book: www.vazzafunerals.com.

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Rina Gasparini

Of Saugus, formerly of East Boston

Rina  ( Agostinelli ) of Saugus, formerly of East Boston, died on August 18. She was in her 96 year.

The beloved wife of the late Dante Gasparini with whom she shared 51 years of marriage, she was the loving mother of Catherine Ward of Salem, dear sister of Ralph Agostinelli of East Boston, Mary Pecoraro of Revere and the late Dolores Mazzarini and Arthur Agostinelli; cherished grandmother of Kimberly Lovett and Karen Ward and her fiancé, Dr. Mark Sanner and great grandmother of Landon Lovett.

Her Funeral will be held from Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, 262 Beach Street, Revere Thursday at 9 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St Margaret’s Church, Saugus at 10:30 a.m. Family and friends may visit today, Wednesday, from 4 to 8 p.m. Burial will be in Puritan Lawn Cemetery, Peabody. For directions and guest book: www.vazzafunerals.com

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James Vacirca

Of Winthrop, formerly of East Boston

James Vacirca of Winthrop, formerly of East Boston, went peacefully home to the Lord on August 19 surrounded by his loving family. He was in his 85th year.

He was the beloved husband of Elizabeth “Betty” (Colella); cherished son of the late Agrippina and Felice Vacirca; devoted father of Jay and his wife, Denise Vacirca and Anthony and his wife, Kelli Vacirca, all of Saugus; dear brother of the late Joseph, Michael, Mary, Helen and John; adored grandfather of Anthony James Vacirca. He is also survived by many loving nieces, nephews and cousins.

His Funeral will be held from the Ruggiero Family Memorial on Thursday, August 23 at 9:30 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in celebration of his life in Immaculate Conception Church, 127 Winthrop Ave., Revere at 10:30 a.m. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited. Visiting hours are today, Wednesday, from 4 to 9 p.m. Services will conclude with his being laid to rest in Woodlawn Cemetery. For transportation to the memorial home please call 617-569-0990. For more information or to send an online condolence, please visit www.ruggieromh.com

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Mildred Onthank

Worked for former Jordan Marsh and as Matron for the Charles Street Jail

Mildred M. Onthank went to be with the Lord on her 99th birthday, August 18 surrounded by her loving family at her home in Revere.

Born in Winthrop, she was the daughter of the late Frank and Mary (Fox) Onthank. She worked as a sales associate for the former Jordan Marsh Company and as a matron for the Charles Street Jail in Boston. She was a lifelong resident of Revere.

Ms. Onthank leaves two sisters, Madeline Elsden and Beatrice Melanson, both of Revere. She was the aunt of Susan Rivers and Pauline Minch, both of Lowell, John Elsden of Texas and the late Eileen Melanson and Laurel Melanson; the great aunt of Brenda Hamel, Colleen Dalton, Joseph Melanson, Michelle Maguire, Joy George, Richard Grant, Katherine Lee and Killian Minch and is also survived by many great grand nieces and nephews. Special thanks to her devoted caregivers, Guadalupe Arana, Carol Giordano and Diane Huttenro.

Her funeral will be held from the Bisbee-Porcella Funeral Home, 549 Lincoln Ave., Saugus today, Wednesday, August 22 at 9:30 a.m., followed by a funeral mass at the Immaculate Conception Church, 133 Beach St., Revere at 10:30 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited. Burial will be at Puritan Lawn Memorial Park, West Peabody. For directions and condolences: www.BisbeePorcella.com.

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Mark Amsden

Former Altar Server and Member of St. Anthony’s Youth Band

Mark J. Amsden of New Hampshire, formerly of Revere, died unexpectedly at home on August 12. He was 43 years old.

Born in Chelsea, he was raised and educated in Revere and was a 1987 graduate of Revere High School. As a young boy, he and his brother, Stephen S. were altar servers at St. Anthony of Padua Church and were also members of the St. Anthony’s Youth Band. He lived in New Hampshire for the past three years.

He was the beloved son of Craig D. Amsden of Saugus and Joanne (Crisostano) Amsden of Winthrop; devoted brother of Stacy A. Amsden of Winthrop and Stephen S. Amsden and his wife, Penny of Revere and is also lovingly survived by his step mother Joan M. Amsden of Saugus, three nephews, Jonathan R., Steven C. and Devin L. and one niece, Samantha-Jo Amsden as well as several aunts, uncles and cousins.

Services were held in the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, Revere. Burial was in Puritan Lawn Memorial Cemetery, West Peabody. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to your favorite charity. For more information, visit: www.vertuccioandsmith.com_

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Ann Hudson

Of Saugus, formerly of Revere

Ann M. (Vigliotti) Hudson of Saugus, formerly of Revere and Everett, died on August 18 at Hammersmith Nursing Care Center. She was 92 years old..

A homemaker, she was born in Revere, the daughter of the late Antonio and Josephine (Vigliotta) Vigliotti; the beloved wife of the late John E.; devoted mother of Joyce M. Hudson of Saugus, John E. Hudson Jr. and his wife, Sharon Snuffer of Texas; loving grandmother of Joshua E. Hudson and his wife, Sarah of Arizona; cherished great grandmother of Asher Hudson; dear sister of the late Marie Rappa, Vincenzo Vigliotti, Lena Beatrice and Louise Pennington and is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held in The Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, 128 Revere St, Revere today, Wednesday, August 22 at 11:30 a.m. Relatives and friends are kindly invited. Visitation will begin at 10:30 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to the charity of your choice. For guest book please visit www.Buonfiglio.com

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James Maltais

Vermont Resident

James E. Maltais of Salisbury, VT died unexpectedly on August 14 at his home. He was 52 years old.

“Jimmy” graduated from Everett High School and became a butcher by trade. He co-owned “The Meat Shop” of Everett with his brother, Billy and was also employed by Star Market and Shaw’s grocery stores. He was a member of the First Congregational Church in Chelsea and enjoyed boating and spending time with his family and friends.

Born on January 13, 1960 in Revere, he was the son of the late William E. and Valma E. (Dwire) Maltais. He is survived by his siblings; twin sister, Jane McCormick of Melrose, Michelle Roccia of Lynnfield and Priscilla Cooper and her husband, Steve of Natick, Billy Maltais of Newbury, Richard Maltais and his wife, Faustina of Saugus and Kenny Maltais and his wife, Diane of Billerica. He is also survived by 13 nieces and nephews and numerous cousins.

His Funeral was held at the First Congregational Church,  Chelsea. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial donations be made to the Hope Lodge, 237 East Avenue Burlington, VT 05401. Arrangements were entrusted to the Sanderson-Ducharme Funeral Home. Online condolences may be made at www.sandersonfuneralservice.com

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Robin Kinney

New Hampshire Resident

Robin M. Kinney of Merrimack, NH, died on August 13. She was 48 years old.

She was born in Boston on October 18, 1963, daughter of Joseph and the late Marianne (Gregory) DiLeo and was employed by the Department of Defense for 30 years, most recently as a DOD Contract Supervisor at DCMA in Manchester, NH.

Preceded in death by her brother, John Gregory who died in 2003, she was a loving wife, mother, daughter, sister, and friend who is survived by her husband of 25 years, Michael Kinney; two sons, Patrick Kinney and Christopher Kinney, all of Merrimack, NH; father and step-mother. Joseph and Doreen DiLeo of North Port, Florida; her sisters and brothers: Debra Austin and Thomas Austin of Revere and Steven DiLeo and Julie DiLeo of Medford,  William Giannetto and his wife, Deborah Celeste DeMarzo and Ernest Giannetto, all of Everett and her sister and brother-in-law Linda and Kurt Hulteen of Eagle River, AK and by many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. She was also the Godmother of Joseph Salvadore of Revere, Meghan Richardson of Andover, NH, Danielle DeMarzo of East Boston, and Madeline Hughes of Melrose.

Funeral arrangements were by the Rivet Funeral Home, Merrimack, NH. Memorial donations can be made in her name to the American Heart Association, Northeast Affiliate, 2 Wall Street, Unit 104, Manchester, NH 03101. For more information or to sign an online register book, please visit www.rivetfuneralhome.com

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Carol Kearns

Member of Revere Seniors

Carol A. (Wilson) Kearns, a 50-year resident of Revere, formerly of Lowell, died on August 13 at the Shaughnessey Rehab of Cambridge following a long illness. She was 79 years old.

Born in Boston, she lived in Lowell in her early life and came to Revere 50 years ago. She was a ‘stay at home mom’ raising her three children and was a member of the Revere Seniors at the Rossetti-Cowan Senior Center. Her family is most grateful for the extraordinary attention the members and administrators have shown her over the years.

She was the cherished mother of James E. “Eddie” Kearns and his fiancée, Barbara Mahoney of Salem, NH and Stoneham, MA, Catherine E. Fiore and her husband, Alessio of Wilmington, Frederick W. Kearns Jr. and his wife, Annette of Portsmouth, RI; beloved partner of the late Richard Avellino; dear mother in law of the late Stella Kearns; devoted grandmother of Kellyann Fiore and her husband, Eddie Thomas of Stoneham, Kristina A. McLaughlin and her husband, Ryan of Hudson, NH, Christopher M. and Matthew Kearns, both of Portsmouth, RI and is also lovingly survived by two great granddaughters, Kalli Kearns and Gracie McLaughlin. Funeral arrangements were by the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, Revere. Private burial was in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Rossetti – Cowan Senior Ctr., 25 Winthrop Ave., Revere, MA 02151. For more information  visit: www.vertuccioandsmith.com
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Patricia Bolton

Revere Resident

Patricia E. (Battista) Bolton of Revere died on August 13. The cherished daughter of the late Anthony and Anna (Longo) Battista, she was the loving mother of Jay Bolton and his wife, Doreen of Revere and Lynne Richardson and her husband, Michael of Plymouth; dear sister of Carol Pedi  of Plymouth and her late husband, Paul and Gerald Battista and his wife, Margaret of Revere; cherished grandmother of Anthony, Juliana, Sofia and Isabella Bolton and Shane and Ainsley Richardson.

Her Funeral will be held from Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, 262 Beach Street, Revere on Friday at 9:30 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in the Immaculate Conception Church, Revere at 10:30 a.m. Family and friends may visit Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. Remembrances may be made in her name to Dana Farber Cancer Institute, 10 Brookline Place West, Floor 6 Brookline, MA 02445. For directions and guest book: www.vazzafunerals.com

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Alexander Capossela, Sr.

Member of the “Mambo Duces” and Wonderland and Suffolk Downs Retiree

Alexander F. Capossela, Sr. (AKA Bobby Santo) died unexpectedly on August 18 after being stricken at his Revere home.

Born and raised in Boston’s North End, he attended schools in the Boston area.  For more than 55 years, he was associated with Suffolk Downs Race Track and Wonderland Dog Track serving as a Mutuals Clerk in their Mutuals Departments. He relocated to Florida in the 1960s and 1970s  where he worked at several Florida tracks.

Early in his career, he and two other friends formed a “Dance Trio” known as “Mambo Duces” which performed professionally on the Boston Pop scene in supper clubs, night clubs and for private social clubs and events. The Trio specialized in and featured Ballroom and Latin American dancing and won many awards in competitions and demonstrations throughout the state from the 1940’s through the 1960’s.

Mr. Capossela was the devoted husband of 32 years to Patricia A. (Ross) Capossela; the cherished father of Alexander F. “Alex” Capossela, Jr., Lauren M. Capossela and Robert E. Capossela, all of Revere, the dear brother of Marie Capossela and Eleana Sutera, both of Boston’s North End and the late Louise DiCenso, who died on July 7, 2012, Margaret Lanni, Lana Perroso and Carmine Capossela. He was the beloved brother in law of Robert W. Ross of St. Petersburg, Florida, Mary Lou Ross and her companion, Thomas Prizio and Cynthia M. Ross, all of Revere and the late Edward Ross, Jr. and is also lovingly survived by many caring nieces, nephews, grand nieces and grand nephews.

Visiting hours are today, Wednesday, August 22 from 4 to 8 p.m. in the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Route 107), Revere. His Funeral will be conducted from the funeral home on Thursday, August 22 at 9 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Anthony of Padua Church,  Revere at 10 a.m. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, 60 Walnut St., Wellesley, MA 02481. For more information, visit: vertuccioandsmith.com.

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Angela Perullo

Member of Patriot Civic Club, School Food Service Department Retiree

Angela M. (Giaquinto) Perullo of Revere died recently. She was 96 years old.

A late employee of the Revere Public Schools Food Service Department, although she did not have children of her own, her many devoted nieces and nephews regarded her as a second mom, and will cherish the memories of holidays, home cooked Sicilian meals and the special relationship they had with their aunt. Love ya Aunt Ang.

She was the beloved wife of the late George J.; devoted daughter of the late Sebastiano and Maria (Fallazza) Giaquinto; dear sister of the late Salvatore Giaquinto, Anthony Giaquinto, Joseph Giaquinto, Pauline Serino and Florence Terranova and is also survived by many loving and cherished nieces and nephews.

Her Funeral will be held from the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, 128 Revere St., Revere on Friday. August 24 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 5 to 8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Italian Home for Children, 1125 Centre St., Jamaica Plain MA 02130. Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery. For guest book please visit www.Buonfiglio.com

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Nicholas Restuccia

Centerville Resident

Nicholas Restuccia of Centerville died peacefully surrounded by his loving family on August 20.

A US Army veteran of World War II, he was the beloved husband of Theresa (Cappuccio); cherished son of the late Antonino and Josephine Restuccia; devoted father of Nicholas Jr. and his wife, Lillian of Lynnfield, Jane Restuccia of New York, NY and Joan Restuccia and her husband, Franco Ferrara of Milan, Italy; adored grandfather of Joseph and Paul and is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.

His Funeral will be held from the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home, Orient Heights East Boston on Saturday August 25 at 9 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in Celebration of his life in Sacred Heart Church, Brooks Street, East Boston at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends arerespectfully invited. Visiting hours are Friday from 4 to 8 p.m. Burial will be in Puritan Lawn Cemetery, Peabody. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis TN 38105. For transportation to the memorial home please call 617-569-0990. For more information or to send an online condolence please visit www.ruggieromh.com.

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