Obituaries 09-12-2012

September 12, 2012
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Lawrence Restiano, Sr.

Former Revere Youth Hockey, Babe Ruth and American Legion Baseball Coach

Lawrence E. Restiano, Sr., a lifelong resident of Revere,, died at his home on September 9h surrounded by his loving family. He was 71 years old.

The beloved husband of Elizabeth (Vass) Restiano, he was born in Winthrop, the son of Danato and Gladys (Chapman) Restiano. Mr. Restiano worked for the Coca Cola Bottling Co. in the sales department and was a former coach for Revere Youth Hockey, Babe Ruth and American Legion Baseball.

In addition to his wife, Mr. Restiano leaves two sons, Lawrence Restiano, Jr. and his wife, Debra and Andrew Restiano and his wife, Donna, all of Revere; one daughter, Lauren Restiano-Libran and her husband, Santos of Revere; four grandchildren, Alycia, Michael, Andrew and Gena; one great grandchild, Joshua and one brother, Donald Restiano of Maine. He was the grandfather of the late Alessandra.

His funeral will be held from the Porcella Funeral Home, 876 Winthrop Ave., Revere on Thursday, September 13t at 9 a.m. followed by a funeral service in Woodlawn Chapel, 302 Elm St., Everett at 10 a.m.. Visiting hours are today, Wednesday, September 12 from 4 to 8 p.m. Burial will be at Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to American Heart Assoc., Mass Affiliate, Inc., 20 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701.  For directions and condolences: www.BisbeePorcella.com.

Salvatore LaFauci

East Boston Resident

Salvatore S. LaFauci of East Boston died on September 8.

He was the devoted husband of the late Carmella (Capri); beloved father of Carol Panora and her husband, Steven of East Boston, Rosemary D’Amelio and her husband, Henry of Revere, Sally LaFauci and Salvatore LaFauci and his wife, Debbie, all of Malden. He was predeceased by many brothers and sisters and was the cherished grandfather of eight and great grandfather of six.

Family and friends are kindly invited to attend a Graveside Service at Puritan Lawn Memorial Park, 175 Lake St., Peabody today, Wednesday, September 12 at 11 a.m. The procession will assemble at the cemetery main entrance at 10:45 a.m. Arrangements are by the Carroll Funeral Home 781-322-6322 www.carrollfh.com

Osias DaSilva

Osias DaSilva died on September 9 surrounded by his loving family.

He was the beloved husband of Maria Amelia DaSilva; devoted father of Tiago, Fabio, Debora and Kelly and cherished grandfather of Ana Clara, Emily, Louise, Carolina and Mariana.

A period of memorial visitation will be held in the Chapel of the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home, 971 Saratoga St., East Boston on today, Wednesday, September 12 from 4 to 8 p.m. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited.

Karen White

Former Model and Chelsea District Court Assistant Magistrate

Karen A. White, a lifelong Revere resident, died at her home on September 6. She was 64 years old.

Born in Everett, she was the daughter of Margaret White of Revere and the late former Mayor and City Councilor Edward White.  A graduate of Immaculate Conception High School and Endicott College, she worked for more than 30 years at the Chelsea District Courthouse as the Assistant Clerk Magistrate.  A former model and known as a slave to fashion, she loved to travel.

In addition to her mother, she is survived by her son Christopher and her companion and caregiver Arthur Argenzio of Revere; her sister Janet Case of Virginia and her brother Edward White of Revere and is also survived by an uncle, aunt, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Her Funeral will be held from the Bisbee-Porcella Funeral Home, 549 Lincoln Avenue, Saugus today, Wednesday, September 12  at 9 a.m. followed by a funeral mass at St. Anthony’s Church, 250 Revere St., Revere at 10 a.m.   Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. For directions and condolences, www.BisbeePorcella.com.

Joseph Michaud

Roslindale Resident

Joseph C. Michaud of Roslindale died on September 8.

He was the beloved husband of the late Barbara M. (Evans).

A Funeral Mass will be held in the Holy Name Church, Thursday, September 13 at 10 a.m. Visiting hours are today, Wednesday, from 4 to 8 p.m. For directions and guestbook, visit: www.gormleyfuneral.com. William J. Gormley Funeral Service 617-323-8600

Frances Coleman

World War II Coast Guard Veteran

Frances (Rubin) Coleman died on August 9.

She was the mother of Sidra Coleman of Nahant; grandmother of Sean Cunningham of Marblehead, great grandmother of Ronan Cunningham and dear sister of April Swichkow and Ruth Pelsman of Revere.

She proudly served her country as an SPA in the USS Coast Guard during World War II.

Services were private.

Austin Boyington

Retired Revere Police Officer

Austin R. Boyington died on September 7 at Langdon Place in Dover, NH. He was 87 years old.

Born on September 12, 1924 in Revere, the son of the late Ernest P. Boyington and Jennie Gillis, he served our country in the US Navy in World War II, was a member of the VFW Post in Beachmont and the DAV. He was also a member of the Revere Policemen’s Association and was employed as an officer with the Revere Police Department for 30 years.

He loved to spend time with his family and friends, enjoyed fishing, landscaping, singing and poetry and will be remembered for his caring personality, laughter and his kind and generous ways.

Survivors include one son, Russell Boyington and his wife, Kathy of Revere, one daughter; Susan Janetos and her husband, Jahn of Dover; one sister, Ruth Greenlaw of Bow Lake, NH,  two sisters in law, Doris Boyington of Moultonboro, NH and Mary Locke of Conway, NH . Austin also is survived by five grandchildren; Scott and Chad Vincent, Heather Kent, Kerri Rutstein and Desiree Ginepra, six great grandchildren: Brooke and Blake Vincent, Sadie and Drew Kent, Ryan and Michael Rutstein. He was predeceased by his wife, Patricia Towle Boyington and his son, Thomas Boyington.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Wiggin-Purdy-McCooey-Dion Funeral Home, Dover, NH. In lieu of flowers, please make your donation to the Wounded Warriors Project. To sign an online guest book visit www.purdyfuneralservice.com.

Annunziata Orlandella

Saugus Resident

Annunziata (Capadalupo) Orlandella of Saugus, formerly of Novara, Italy, died on September 7. She was in her 90th year.

The beloved wife of the late Raffaelle Vitalone, she was the loving mother of Ercole Vitalone and his wife, Patricia of Saugus; cherished grandmother of Jane Elizabeth Bolger and her husband, Brian and Patrick Matthew Vitalone.

Her Funeral will be held from Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, 262 Beach Street, Revere today, Wednesday at 8 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St Anthony’s Church, Revere at 9 a.m. Burial will be in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. For directions and guestbook: www.vazzafunerals.com

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James Twomey

Of Revere, Formerly of Chelsea

James J. Twomey of Revere, formerly of Chelsea, died on September 6.

A US Navy veteran of World War II, he was the devoted father of James A. Twomey and his wife, Frances of Methuen, Deborah McNall of Maine and Darlene Twomey of New Hampshire; dear brother of Margaret Skurski of Revere and the late Patricia Bowman; cherished grandfather of 10 grandchildren and the late Richard McNall and eight great grandchildren. He was the fond uncle of many nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, Revere. Burial was at the VA National Cemetery in Bourne. For guestbook, please visit: www.vazzafunerals.com.

Sheila Mary Congiliando

Homemaker

Sheila Mary (Kane) Congiliando of Maple Glen, PA and Revere, formerly of Chelsea, died at home on September 5 after a brief illness. She was 66 years old.

A homemaker, she was born in Chelsea, the daughter of the late James F and Helen (Mullen) Kane and was a graduate St. Rose High School.

She was the beloved wife of Ernest J.; devoted mother of Ernest J. III and his wife, Jennifer and Stephen R. Congiliando, all of Pennsylvania; dear sister of James “Jess” Kane and his wife, Andrea of Mashpee, Eileen Dannenberg of Revere and Owen Kane of Saugus; sister in law of Robert and Margaret Power of Wilmington and loving aunt “known as Aunt Pixie” to Genevieve, Vanessa, Julia, Lauren, Jamie, Jeremy and Cara.

Funeral arrangements were by the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, Revere. Memorial  donations may be made to the charity of your choice. For guest book please visit www.Buonfiglio.com.

Richard Roger Viscarello, Sr.

Retired Educator

Richard Roger Viscarello, Sr., originally from Revere, died at Greenwich Hospital in Greenwich, Connecticut, with his family by his side, on August 30. He was 89 years old.

He was born on December 26, 1922 in Revere to the late Concetta (DeLuca) and Clement Viscarello. Mr. Viscarello graduated from Boston Trade High School in 1941. Shortly after graduation, he joined the US Army and fought in Europe during World War II.

On October 12, 1946, he married Mary L. Moschella, also of Revere,. They would have celebrated their 66th wedding anniversary in a few short weeks. She remained by his side and was with him when he passed away.

He attended night school while working as an auto mechanic and received his Bachelors Degree in Education. Subsequently, he worked in vocational education for the Boston Public School System for more than 30 years in various capacities, including teacher, guidance counselor, and Head Master. While employed, he furthered his education, earning Masters Degrees in both Education and Guidance Counseling. He retired in the late 1980’s to spend time with his wife and family. He was hardworking, dedicated to his family and passionate about higher education. He was an avid outdoorsman, enjoying hunting, fishing and camping. Other interests included car restoration and home remodeling.

He is survived by his beloved wife, Mary Viscarello, who resides at Greenwich Woods Healthcare Facility in Greenwich, CT, two sons and daughters-in-law, Richard, Jr. and Shirley Viscarello of Stamford, CT and Roger and Laura Viscarello of Windham, NH, six grandchildren, Sophia and Ava Viscarello of Stamford, CT, Derek and Christopher Viscarello of Revere and Tyler and Katie Viscarello of Windham, NH, and a sister Corrine Collins of Fort Worth, Texas. He was the brother of the late Arthur, Clement, Ernest, Josephine and Jean.

Burial was at Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. Funeral arrangements were by Bosak Funeral Home & Cremation. If you care to express your condolences online, please sign the guestbook at bosakfuneralhome.com or visit on Facebook at facebook.com/bosakfuneralhome to share your remembrances with his family.

Elizabeth Little

Died On Her 57th Birthday

Elizabeth (O’Hara) Little died on September 4, her 57th birthday, in Revere.

She was the beloved wife of Joseph G. Little; cherished mother of Shannon P. O’Hara and her fiancé, Jonathan V. Stasio and Joseph G. Little Jr., all of Revere; dear sister of Judith A. “Judy” Violette of Ipswich, Eileen O’Hara of Chelsea, Paula G. Zarni and her husband, James A. of Revere and the late Dennis O’Hara and is also lovingly survived by her granddaughter, Lydia E. O’Hara and her nieces, Janna, Jessica and Katie. She was the daughter of the late Revere patrolman Vincent J. O’Hara and the late Margaret Y. (Donovan) O’Hara.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Vertuccio and Smith Home for Funerals, Revere. Memorial remembrances may be made to the Mass. Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals-Angell, 350 South Huntington Ave. Boston Ma 02130-9923. For information, visit: www.vertuccioandsmith.com.

Catherine ‘Kay’ Cook

Wife of late Revere Firefighter

Catherine M. “Kay” (Gleason) Cook of Malden died unexpectedly at her summer residence in Gloucester on September 3. She was 86 years old.

A member of the Malden Moose and St. Mary’s Women’s Club, she was the wife of late Revere Firefighter Joseph W. “Bill” Cook, the cherished mother of William E. Cook and his wife, Yvonne of Malden and Gloucester, and Thomas J. Cook and his wife, Judith E. of Londonderry, NH; devoted grandmother of Richard Cook and his wife, Cindy of Saugus, Erin Barbato and her husband, Richard of Ipswich, Christopher Cook of Londonderry, NH, Daniel Cook and his wife, Heather of Hudson, NH, Ashley Cook and Sean Cook, both of Malden. She is also lovingly survived by her great grandchildren, Kaitlyn, Tyler and Jaelin Cook.

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. For directions, visit www.vertuccioandsmith.com.

George Janvrin

Of Everett, formerly of Revere

George F. Janvrin of Everett, formerly of Revere, died on September 3.

A US Navy Vietnam veteran, he was the beloved husband of Diane (Iannetti); loving father of William Janvrin of Chelsea and his companion, Rhonda Kerivan and Janine Sullivan and her husband, Patrick of Saugus; cherished grandfather of Olivia, Lily, Lilah, Taylor and Emily; brother of the late Robert Janvrin, son in Law of Rita Iannetti of Chelsea, nephew of Alexander Crucioli of Chelsea and is also survived by brothers and sisters in law, nieces, nephews and many caring neighbors.

Funeral arrangements were by the Bisbee-Porcella Funeral Home, Saugus. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. For condolences: www.BisbeePorcella.com.

Bernard Cervizzi, Jr.

Of Maine, Formerly of East Boston

Bernard A. Cervizzi, Jr. of Acton, Maine died on August 31at the Greenwood Center in Sanford. He was 86 years old.

Mr. Cervizzi was born, the youngest of nine children, on June 8, 1926 to Italian immigrants Bernard Angelo and Maria (Peroni) Cervizzi and was raised in East Boston. He was employed as a toll collector for the Massachusetts Turnpike for a time before going to work as a mail handler for the United States Postal Service. He worked at the airmail facility located at Logan International Airport in Boston until he transferred to the south postal annex in Boston’s South End a few years before he retired.

He was predeceased by his son, David Andrew Cervizzi; his great granddaughter Bella Elizabeth Cervizzi, his siblings, Pasquale of Winthrop, Dominic of Winchester, Anna Yanelli of Roslindale, Vincent of Revere, Helen D’Addario of East Boston, Victor of Ormand Beach. Florida and Marie Caroline Cervizzi. He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth of Acton, ME; two children, Bernard J. and his wife, Sharon of San Diego, CA and Lorraine of Acton, ME; two grandchildren, Sarah Cervizzi of Vacaville, CA and David Cervizzi and his wife, Cynthia of Bonaire, GA; his great grandson, Anthony; the mother of his grandchildren, Rachel Cervizzi of Vacaville, CA; his loving sister, Carol Hyland of Webster, MA and numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Carll-Heald & Black Funeral Home, Springvale, Maine. Burial with military honors was at the Southern Maine Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Springvale. Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider Wentworth Homecare and Hospice, c/o Wentworth-Douglass Hospital & Health Foundation, 789 Central Avenue, Dover, NH 03820. To leave a message of condolence for the family please visit www.blackfuneralhomes.com.

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Josephine Cesareo

Jordan Marsh Retiree

Josephine Cesareo of Revere died on September 5. She was 96 years old.

A supervisor in the Purchasing Department at Jordan Marsh for many years, she was born in Revere and was a graduate of Revere High School.

She was the beloved daughter of the late Stellario and Vincenza (Triffiletti) Cesareo; devoted sister of Anthony Cesareo of Peabody, Eleanor Puopolo and her husband, Frank of Revere and the late Joan Cesareo, Katherine Stokes, Leo Cesareo, Lena Caissie, Stellario “Larry” Cesareo, Nancy Cesareo and Richard Cesareo. She is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews and grand nieces and grand nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, Revere.  Entombment was in Holy Cross Mausoleum. Memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 311 Arsenal St., Watertown Ma 02472.  For guest book, please visit www.Buonfiglio.com.

Thomas ‘Junior’ Palladino

Of Malden, formerly of Orient Heights East Boston

Thomas ‘Junior’ Palladino of Malden, formerly of Orient Heights East Boston died on September 11 surrounded by his family after a brief illness.

He was the beloved husband of the late Carmella (Sticco) Palladino with whom he shared 46 years of marriage; loving father of Anthony Palladino and his wife, Lucille of Malden, Thomas Palladino of Paris, France, William P. Palladino of Connecticut, Camille Enwright of Cambridge and Jean Curtis of Revere; cherished grandfather of Thomas, Stefanie, Christine and Anthony Palladino, Jr., Giavanna and Gabriella Enwright, Michael Curtis and the late Billy Curtis and nine great grandchildren.

His Funeral will be held from Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, 262 Beach St., Revere, Friday at 9:30 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in the Immaculate Conception Church, 10 Fellsway East, Malden at 11 a.m. Family and friends may visit Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m. Burial will be in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. For directions and guest book: www.vazzafunerals.com.

Anthony ‘Tony’ Ranieri, Jr.

Winthrop Resident

Anthony F. “Tony” Ranieri,  Jr. of Winthrop went home to the lord peacefully surrounded by his loving family on Sept.10. He was 60 years old.

He was the cherished son of Gladys (Andriotti) and the late Anthony Ranieri Sr.; dear brother of Patricia Ranieri and Janice Tremonte, both of Winthrop and Cynthia Silvey and her husband, Edward of Reading and is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.

His funeral will be held from the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home, 971 Saratoga St., East Boston on Friday, September 14 at 9 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in celebration of his life in St.Joseph-St.Lazarus Church, Ashley Street, East Boston at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited. Visiting hours are Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m. The Memorial Home is handicapped accessible and a children’s lounge is available. Courtesy valet parking at the front entrance and ample attendant off street parking is also available in our three parking lots. For transportation to the memorial home please call 617-569-0990. Services will conclude with burial at Puritan Lawn Memorial Park. For more information or to send an online condolence, visit www.ruggieromh.com.

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