Retired Chelsea Public Works Dept. Foreman
Joseph V. Soriano of Chelsea died on October 20 at Lawrence Memorial Hospital. He was 95 years old.
A US Army veteran of World War II and a former member of the Saugus, VFW, he was a former foreman for the Chelsea DPW.
The beloved husband of the late Concetta (Ruma), he was the devoted father of Gaetano “Gary” of Chelsea, Phyllis Fusco and her husband, Guy of Salem; loving grandfather of Gino Fusco and Christina Dumas; great grandfather of Anthony, Analisa, Francesco and Mia; dear brother of the late “ His twin” Antoinette Santilli, Frank Soriano, Anna Giovino and Florence Cataldo and is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.
His Funeral will be held from the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, 128 Revere St., Revere on Thursday, October 25 at 9:30 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in Immaculate Conception Church at 10:30 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
Malden Knitting Mills Retiree
Mary (Wojzianowski) Wronski, a longtime Chelsea resident, passed away peacefully at the Lighthouse Nursing Care Center in Revere on October 19. She was 99 years old.
Born and raised in Chelsea, she was the daughter of the late Stanley and Frances (Degorski) Wojzianowski. She attended local schools,married Anthony Wronski and together they raised their son in Chelsea. She was a resident of Chelsea for 63 years before relocating to Revere. A devoted wife and mother, she also worked outside of the home as a seamstress at Malden Knitting Mills on Eastern Avenue in Malden for 30 years.
She was predeceased by her beloved husband Anthony in 1991 after sharing 44 years of marriage. She shared her quick wit and heartfelt chats with neighbors, friends and family over the years and enjoyed crocheting doilies and bedspreads as well as spending her time sewing.
She was the beloved wife of the late Anthony Wronski; devoted mother of Stanley Wronski and his wife, Vivian of Methuen; dear sister of the late Stella Pennington and Ann Williams and is also survived by several nieces, nephews and relatives in Poland.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Stanislaus Church today, Wednesday, October 24. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. Should friends desire, contributions in her memory may be made to St. Stanislaus Church, 163 Chestnut St. Chelsea, MA 02150. To send expressions of sympathy, please visit www.WelshFuneralHome.com. Funeral Arrangements are entrusted to the care and direction of the Anthony Memorial/Frank A. Welsh and Sons Funeral Home.
Of Saugus, formerly of Chelsea and Revere
Mary E. (Carson) Adams, a former Chelsea resident, passed away in her Saugus home surrounded by her loving family on October 20 following a courageous battle with an overwhelming illness. She was 79 years old.
Born in Berlin, NH, she was the daughter of the late Edward J. and Eleanor (Biledeau) Carson. She was educated in Berlin, NH schools, married George R. Adams and together they raised their family spending time living in Chelsea and Revere. She relocated to Ocala, Florida and lived there for 28 years.
After returning from Florida, she took residence with her family in Saugus. She worked for many years as a fish slicer and scaler in a former fish market located here in Chelsea. After sharing 55 years of marriage, Mary was predeceased by her beloved husband George in 1998. Devoted to her family, she enjoyed frequent vacations with her family and grandchildren and also enjoyed ceramics and playing bingo.
She was the beloved wife of the late George R. Adams; devoted mother of Cheryl Constantino and her husband, Joseph, Dean Adams and his late wife, Leona, and Michelle Sandry, all of Saugus and Susan Clements of Ocala, Florida; dear sister of Lorraine Dunn and Raymond Carson, both of Revere, Henry Carson of Chelsea, Linda Richardson of Saugus, Judith Mucci of Revere, Gail Giammanco of Ocala, Florida and the late Clarence Carson and Irene McKay. She is also survived by 10 grandchildren and nine great grandchildren.
Her Funeral Services will be conducted at the Frank A. Welsh & Sons Funeral Home 718 Broadway, Chelsea onThursday, October 25 at 10 a.m. Services will conclude with burial at the Massachusetts National Cemetery, Bourne. Relatives and friends are most kindly invited to attend. To send expressions of sympathy, please visit www.WelshFuneralHome.com.
Died Six Days Before Her 97th Birthday
Pauline (Rizzo) Blanchette of Revere, formerly of East Boston, died on October 19, six days before her 97th birthday.
She was the beloved wife of the late Joseph E. Blanchette; dear mother of Dennis and his wife, Olivia, Leonard and the late Kenneth; dear sister of Eleanor Spinazzola of Methuen, Tina Daniels of Taunton, Guy Rizzo of Ashby, Louis Rizzo of New Hampshire, Richard Rizzo of Falmouth and the late Charles, Angelo and Joseph Rizzo and is also survived by her grandchildren: Denise Corbett and her husband, Dennis, Danielle Cullen and her husband, Ryan, Dennis Blanchette Jr. and two great-grandchildren, Adam and Amanda Corbett.
Her Funeral will be held from the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, 128 Revere St., Revere today, Wednesday at 8 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in the Immaculate Conception Church at 9 a.m. Relatives and friends are kindly invited. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery. Donations in her name can be made to Hospice of the North Shore & Greater Boston, 75 Sylvan St. Danvers, MA 01923. For guest book please visit www.buonfiglio.com
Harry S. Levine of Revere passed away on October 21. He was 92 years old.
He was the beloved husband of Edythe (Borodkin) Levine; devoted father of Phyllis Levenson and her late husband, Barry, Roberta Dupont and her husband, James and Steven Levine and his wife, Laurie A. Jacobs; dear brother of Joseph Levine and the late David Levine; loving grandfather of Dr. Robin Levenson, Deborah Levenson, Randi Goodwin, Alyssa Brothers, Joshua Dupont, Zachary Levine, Hannah Levine and Sarah Levine and is also survived by his great grandchildren, Abagail Goodwin, Naomi Goodwin, Brooke Fineman and Sophie Bernstein.
Services were held at the Torf Funeral Chapel, Chelsea. Shiva will continue at the home of Steven Levine and his wife, Laurie A. Jacobs today, Wednesday and Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and Saturday from 7 to 9 p.m. Donations in his memory may be made to The Jewish War Veterans, Prince Strauss Post 161, ATTN: Ira Novoselsky, 53 Dehon St. Revere, MA 02151 or to the Disabled American Veterans, Attn: Gift Processing, P.O. Box 14301 Cincinnati, OH 45250-0301.For online guestbook, please visit the funeral home website www.torffuneralservice.com
Agostina ‘Cookie’ Cucchiello
East Boston Resident
Agostino A. “Cookie” Cucchiello of East Boston died on October 17.
A US Army veteran, he was the beloved husband of the late Antonetta “Netta” (Vitale); loving father of Stephen Cucchiello and Renee Buonopane and her husband, Richard all of East Boston; dear brother of Michael of Revere, Richard and his wife, Pat of Peabody and the late Gabe “Sonny” and Frank “Juju” Cucchiello and is also survived by six loving grandchildren and three loving great-grandchildren. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, Revere. 262 Beach Street, Revere. Burial was in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. For guest book: www.vazzafunerals.com
Anna M. (Cavagnaro) Gallant of Revere died on October 18. She was in her 104th year.
She was the beloved wife of the late Joseph Gallant; loving mother of Joseph Gallant and his wife, Constance of Revere, Gail Cronin and her husband, Timothy of Marblehead and Albert Gallant and his wife, Patricia of Virginia; dear sister of the late Angelo Cavagnaro; cherished grandmother of 13 grandchildren and two great grandchildren.
Funeral arrangements were by Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, Revere. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery. For guestbook: www.vazzafunerals.com
Educator, Sports Enthusiast and Avid Golfer
Jeanne Fabian, 86 years young, died on October 16.
She was a graduate of Revere High School, received her Master’s degree in Education from Boston University and was an educator in Burlington and Everett, a lifelong sports enthusiast and an avid golfer.
She was the daughter of the late Ralph and Florence Fabiano; beloved sister of the late Ralph Fabiano and Donald Fabiano and is survived by her sisters-in-law, Mina Fabiano and Lorriane Fabiano, 19 nieces and nephews and 50 plus great nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were private with arrangements by the Stockbridge Funeral Home, Exeter, NH. Donations in her memory may be made to Massachusetts General Hospital or the American Cancer Society .
Former longtime manager of Liberty Market in East Boston
Richard A. Collins of Revere, formerly of East Boston, died on October 18.
He was the former longtime manager of Liberty Market, East Boston and a former employee of Northwest Airlines and Allied Barton.
He was the beloved son of the late William and Priscilla (Wisneski); loving father of the late Richard, Jr.; dear brother of Paul and his wife, Andrea of Revere and the late William and his surviving wife, Lucille; devoted uncle of Tracy Isabarrone and her husband, Danny, Sean and his wife, Stacey, Mackenzie, Kelly, Paul Jr., and Brian. He is also survived by two grandchildren, Ashley and Darren.
Funeral arrangements were by The Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, Revere. In lieu of flowers. donations may be made to Hematology/Oncology Patient & Family Care Fund at Boston Children’s Hospital. Contributions can be made online at: www.childrens hospital.org/tribute or by mail to: Children’s Hospital Trust, 401 Park Drive, Suite 602, Boston, MA 02215. For guest book, please visit: www.Buonfiglio.com.
Jeannette (Ruszkowski) Juliano of Everett died on October 17.
The beloved wife of the late John “Ziggy” Juliano, she was the loving mother of John Juliano and his wife, Nella of Revere and the late Michael, who is survived by his wife, Sandy Juliano of North Reading; sister of Robert of Lawrence, Paul of Halifax and the late Joseph Ruszkowski. She is also survived by her three loving grandchildren, Michael and his wife, Jennifer, Kara and her companion, George, Amanda and her companion, Timothy, and four loving great grandchildren: Gianna, Anthony, George and Mason and by many loving nieces and nephews.
Funeral arrangements were by the Salvatore, Rocco & Sons Funeral Home, Everett. Burial was in Glenwood Cemetery, Everett. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Michael A. Juliano Scholarship, c/o the Sachetta Charitable Foundation, 5 Broadway, Saugus, MA 01906. roccofuneralhomes.com
East Boston Resident
Ann (Severino) Marckini of East Boston died on October 17.
She was the beloved wife of the late Charles Marckini; loving mother of Cheryl Mack and her husband, William of Winthrop, Debbie Jones and her husband, Russell of Revere and Denise Gillespie of Winthrop; cherished grandmother of Alicia, John, Willie, Janelle, Sophie and Stephanie; great-grandmother of Ava; dear sister of Arthur “Sonny” Severino and his wife, Joan of Revere, Corinne Ciulla of Taunton, the late Anthony Severino, Richard Severino, and Sandra Tontondonato and the dear niece of Josie Chianca of East Boston and Flo Busheme of Revere. She is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.
Funeral arrangements were by the Rapino Memorial Home, East Boston. Burial was in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. For online condolences www.rapinomemorialhome.com
Lifelong Red Sox Fan
Helen (Beatrice) Spano of Reading died on October 13.
A lifelong Red Sox fan, she was the beloved wife of the late Donald J. Spano; mother of Donald M. Spano and his wife, Susan of Colorado Springs and Joseph Spano and his wife, Janet of North Reading; daughter of the late Pasquale and Maria Elizabeth (Mazzarella) Beatrice; grandmother of Michelle, Rachel, Nichole, Eileen, Christopher and Jeffrey; great grandmother of Titus and Jaydon and sister of Joseph Beatrice of Medford and the late Thomas, Louis and Alexander Beatrice, Mary Sparaco, Clementina Beatrice and Angie Livingstone. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews.
Funeral arrangements were by the Cota Funeral Home, North Reading. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701. www.cotafuneralhomes.com
Former Owner of Lillian’s Beauty Salon of Chelsea
Lillian M. (Terrio) Prisco of Point of Pines, Revere and Cape Cod, died unexpectedly on October 16. She was 93 years old.
A former member of the Merritt Club of Chelsea, she owned and operated Lillian’s Beauty Salon on Broadway, Chelsea for more than 50 years.
She was the beloved wife of the late Edward J. Prisco, the devoted mother of William R. Prisco and his wife, Joan C. and cherished grandmother of Rachael A. Evans and her husband, Richard A. “J.R.” Evans, all of Revere and the dear sister of the late Lorraine Mahan, Rita M. Pfiel, Walter A. Terrio, Jr. and Doris E. Terrio. She is also, lovingly survived by her sister-in-law Rita Terrio of Chatham, many nieces, nephews, grand nieces and grand nephews.
Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, Revere. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers remembrances may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital , PO Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, TN 38101-9908. For further information visit www.vertuccioandsmith.com
Former Revere Resident
Dee (Saltman) Frieser, formerly of Swampscott and Revere, entered into rest on October 22. She was 87 years old.
She was the beloved wife of the late Paul P. Frieser; devoted mother of Richard Frieser and his companion Paula Phelan of Salem; loving sister of Anita Cohen and her husband, Martin of Florida, the late Rose Pate, Harold Saltman and Aaron Saltman. She is also survived by many cherished nieces, nephews, grand nieces and grand nephews.
Services will be held at Stanetsky-Hymanson Memorial Chapel, 10 Vinnin Street, Salem today, Wednesday, October 24 at 12 noon. Memorial observance will be at the home of Maryellen and Jeremy Cohen following interment from 5 to 9 p.m. today and on Thursday from noon to 3 and 5 to 9 p.m. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy in her memory to the Northeast Arc, 64 Holten St, Danvers, MA 01923. www.stanetsky.com
Pearl Harbor Survivor
Edward F. Schreiber of Somerville, formerly of Dorchester and Dedham, died unexpectedly at home on October 21 following a brief illness. He was 90 years old.
A World War II Naval Veteran and a Pearl Harbor survivor, he was a member of the National Association of the VFW.
Born in Dedham, he was raised and educated in a section of Dedham known as Germantown as a young man and later moved to Dorchester and the family later moved to Somerville in 1968.
He ban his Navy career on November 15, 1940 and served until June 24, 1946. He was stationed at Pearl Harbor at the time of the Japanese attack on December 7, 1941. He escaped physical injury though the emotional and psychological assaults must have been overwhelming for all who witnessed this infamous day.
Most of his working career was as a truck driver and, after leaving work, he worked as a security guard for six years for Alliance Security retiring in 2002 at 80 years of age.
He was the husband of the late Barbara A. (Henderson) who died on April 17, 1987; the devoted father of Anna T. Duffy of Someville with whom he made his home, Edward B. Schreiber of Florida, Cheryl A. Letterio and her husband, Thomas of North Carolina, Barbara A. Taillon and her husband, Arthur of Richmond, New Hampshire, Patricia A. Barson and her husband, Simon of England and the late Joanne Schreiber; dear brother of Robert Schreiber of Florida and the late Frances Lucia. He is also lovingly survived by his devoted great grandson Cole R. Duffy of Lynn, 14 grandchildren and 18 other great grandchildren.
Family & friends are invited to attend visiting hours today, Wednesday, October 24 beginning at 9 a.m. in the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Rte. 107) Revere followed by the funeral service in the funeral home at 11 a.m. Burial will be in the Mass National Cemetery, Bourne. In lieu of flowers remembrances may be made to the N.E. Shelter for Homeless Veterans, 17 Court St., Boston, MA 02108. For furthur information and directions,visit: www.vertuccioandsmith.com
Retired Revere Teacher
Gilda E. (Maffei) Santosuosso, a lifelong resident of Revere, died at Wingate of Reading following a brief illness on October 20. She was 99 years old.
Mrs. Santosuosso was a graduate of Revere High School, Class of 1930, Leslie College, Class of 1933 and Salem State Teachers College, Class of 1934. Her major was in elementary education and she spent almost 40 years as a second grade teacher at the former Julia Ward Howe School in Beachmont. She was a devoted and caring teacher who took pride in her students, realizing that early development was most crucial to their developmental study habits and attitudes. Mrs. Santosuosso, who spent her entire teaching career at the Julia Ward Howe School, was a member of the Retired Revere Teachers’ Association and the Revere Womens Club as well as the Anthonian Club of St. Anthony’s Parish.
She and her late husband, Benjamin C. Santosuosso, who died in December of 1994, were devotees of St. Anthony’s Parish Community. Although the couple were not blessed with their own biological children, they were surrogate parents to all their nieces and nephews. “Auntie GG” was legendary for her generosity and kindness. She will be remembered especially for her dignity, quiet charm and absolute integrity.
She was the devoted aunt to Rocco “Richard” Abruzzese and his wife, Lois, of Medford, NJ, Carmen J. Lepore of Portsmouth, NH, Linda F. Sorbello of Reading, Anthony M. Lepore and his partner, Jeanne Cusick of Stow and Linda Idone and her husband, Robert of Falmouth. She is also the loving grand aunt of four grand nieces and six grand nephews and the cherished great aunt of six great grand nieces and three great grand nieces. She also leaves many faithful cousins. She was the dear sister of the late Lydia L. Lepore and Yolanda Abruzzese.
Family and friends are invited to attend her Funeral Mass on Saturday, October 27 at St. Anthony of Padua Church, 250 Revere Street, Revere at 12 noon. Burial will be in Puritan Lawn Memorial Cemetery, West Peabody. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Sisters of St. Joseph Retirement Fund, Office of Mission Advancement, 637 Cambridge St., Brighton, MA 02135. For directions, visit: www.vertuccioandsmith.com