JoAnn A. (Murphy) Fabiano of Malden died on November 2.
She was the devoted wife of Ralph Fabiano; beloved mother of Maureen Nicosia and her husband, Lorenzo of Revere; sister of the late Joseph Murphy and Marie Maraschiello and cherished grandmother of Michael and Kayla Nicosia. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews.
Funeral arrangements were by the A.J. Spadafora Funeral Home, Malden. Burial was in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. For guestbook, please see: www.spadaforafuneral.com.
Of Revere, formerly of East Boston
Florence M. (Losco) Sarno of Revere, formerly of East Boston, died on October 31 at the Lighthouse Nursing & Rehab Center in Revere following a long illness. She was 89 years old.
Born and raised in East Boston, Mrs. Sarno attended Boston Schools and moved to Revere in 1959.
She was the beloved wife of the late Enrico Sarno, Sr. who died in July of 1982; devoted mother of Anita L. Brooks and her husband, Joseph of Hingham, Anthony Sarno and his wife, Bernadette and Rick Sarno, Jr. and his wife, Darlene J., all of Revere; dear sister of Sam Losco of Palm Coast, FL and is also lovingly survived by six grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, her brother in law, Anthony Sarno and his wife, Karen of Lowell and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral arrangements were by the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, Revere. Burial was at Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the American Heart Assoc. , 20 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701-4688. For more information visit: www.vertuccioandsmith.com.
Dunn and Bradstreet Retiree
Guy T. DeFelice of Chelsea died on November 1.
A US Navy Seabee veteran of World War II, he was a retired 32 year employee of Dunn and Bradstreet.
He was the devoted husband for 67 years to Dorothy A. (Gautreau), the beloved father of Charles DeFelice and his wife, Lorraine and Guy F. DeFelice, all of Chelsea and Melinda DeFelice of Haverhill; brother of James DeFelice and Joseph DeFelice, both of Chelsea and the late Charles DeFelice and cherished grandfather of Charlie DeFelice, Jr., Robert Kelly, Richard Kelly, Julie Leonard, Stephanie Kelly and Christina DeFelice. He is also lovingly survived by nine great grandchildren as well as many nieces and nephews. Funeral arrangements were by the Smith Funeral Home, Chelsea. Entombment was at the Holy Cross Chapel Hill Mausoleum. Memorial expressions of sympathy in his name may be made to St. Michael’s Chapel. Smith Funeral Home 617-889-1177.
Carmela ‘Millie’ Gizzi
Member of F.M.C.A. and Saugus VFW Ladies Auxiliary
Carmela “Millie” (Grande) Gizzi of Saugus, formerly of Revere, died on October 31.
A member of the F.M.C.A. and the Saugus VFW Ladies Auxiliary, she was the beloved wife of the late Antonio, the devoted mother of Domenic and his wife, Micky of California, Maria Charles and her husband, Danny, Anthony of Saugus, Marc and his wife, Mina of Winchester and Chris and his wife, Linda of Peabody; dear sister of Lucy Delmuto of East Boston, Mary Guaneri of Winchester and the late Ernie and Guy Grande; loving grandmother of Domenic, Jihan and her husband, Joey, Joelle and her husband, Drew, Danny and his wife, Heather, Marcus and his wife, Cassandra, Bianca, Evana, Lia, Christopher, Christina, Chloe and her great grandchildren Joseph and Jaden. She is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.
Funeral arrangements were by the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, Revere. Entombment was in Woodlawn Mausoleum. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to Cancer Research at MGH. Please make checks payable to Massachusetts General Hospital, Mail to MGH Development Office, 165 Cambridge St., Boston, MA 02114. For guest book please visit www.Buonfiglio.com.
Elizabeth (Werner) McGonagle of Everett died on October 30.
She was the loving mother of Barbara Doherty and her husband, Charles, Grace McGonagle and her husband, Dr. Thomas Levereault, Joseph McGonagle and Patricia Delvillar and her husband, Hugo. She is also survived by two loving grandchildren, Elizabeth and Victoria McGonagle.
Burial was private. Donations may be made to the National Parkinson Foundation, PO Box 5018, Hagerstown, MD. 21741. Rocco-Carr-Henderson Funeral Home 1-877-71 ROCCO roccofuneralhomes.com.
Jerry Goodman of Revere entered into rest on November 1.
A US Air National Guard veteran, he was the beloved husband, soul mate and best friend of Marilyn (Appel) Goodman; loving brother of Charles Goodman and his wife, Barbara and Fred Goodman and his wife, Nancy; loved brother in law to Sherry and Eric and Lois and Herb; wonderful father of Jamie Appel and his wife, Stephanie of Tampa, FL, and Corey Appel of Revere; proud grandfather of Gabriella Appel; uncle of Rabbi Rhonda Nebel and her husband, Robert, Eric Goodman, Alison O’Rourke and her husband, Jack, Evan, Julianne, Stacy, Tom, Alyson, Eric and Daren and great uncle to Samara, Mya, Katie, Hillary, Carlisle, Peyton, Zoey and Lexi.
Funeral arrangements were by Stanetsky Memorial Chapel, Brookline. Burial was at Zviller Cemetery, W. Roxbury. Memorial observance will be private at the request of the family. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to the Rotary Club of Needham, P.O. Box 920009, Needham, MA 02492 and/or American Cancer Society , Memo: Pancreatic Cancer Research, Restrict Locally, 30 Speen St., Framingham,MA01701. Stanetsky Memorial Chapels 617-232-9300 www.stanetsky.com.
Past Vice President of Bank of America
Thomas M. Trainor of Salem, formerly of Arizona, died on November 1.
A US Army veteran of Vietnam and a Past Vice President of Bank of America for over 15 years, he was the husband of Carmela (Adomi) Trainor, father of Derek Trainor and Natalie Palmer, both of Arizona; brother of Muriel Sweeney of Norwell, Lorraine Moradi of Rowley and Richard Trainor of Revere; grandfather of Nicholas and Christian Palmer and is also survived by many nieces and nephews.
Funeral arrangements were by the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home (Orient Heights) East Boston. Mr. Trainor was laid to rest with his Military Family in the National Cemetery in Bourne, In honoring Mr. Trainor, memorial donations may be made to N.E. Shelter for Homeless Veterans, 17 Court St., Boston 02108. For more information: www.ruggieromh.com.
Of Revere, formerly of Chelsea
Mikel Pulisciano of Revere, formerly of Chelsea, died on November 1.
He was the beloved husband of Theresa (Longo) Adams with whom he shared 20 years of marriage; loving father of Michael Pulisciano of Florida, Mark Pulisciano and his wife, Eleanor of Malden, Michelle Adams and Denyell Anderson, both of Revere and the late Lisa Dunn of Chelsea and the late Rocky and Domenic Pulisciano; cherished grandfather of Tessa Anderson, Matthew Longo and Anthony and Joseph Pulisciano.
Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, Revere. For online guest book: www.vazzafunerals.com.
Ralph Carrozza, Jr.
Teacher of Master Masonry
Ralph Carrozza, Jr. of Salem, NH, formerly of Wilmington and Revere, died unexpectedly on October 30 at Holy Family Medical Center of Methuen after being stricken at his home. He was 61 years old.
Born in Boston and raised in Revere where his family were residents of Newman Street for more than 25 years. He moved to Wilmington in 1975 and to Salem, NH in 2008. Mr. Carrozza attended Revere Schools and was a 1969 graduate of St. Mary’s High School of Lynn.
He began a career in stone masonry at the age of 19, a trade that was intrinsic to his late father’s family. (His paternal grandfather, David Carrozza, was known as the “Master of Masonry” throughout the Commonwealth.) Two other uncles also spent their working careers in the masonry trades.
About 15 years ago, Mr. Carrozza returned to school to earn his teaching certificate and began a teaching career in Master Stone Masonry at Shawsheen Valley Technical High School of Billerica. “Mr. C,” as he was affectionately dubbed, became an icon at the school and his loss has been deeply felt among the students and his colleagues. He was a member of the Mass. Teachers Association and the Shawsheen Valley Teachers Association.
He was the beloved husband of Sheilah M. (Brunelle) Mulcahy-Carrozza of Salem, NH; the devoted father of Susan M. Carrozza of Malden and Christine A. Carrozza of Billerica; dear brother of Rachel E. Stanchi and her husband, Carmen A. of Wilmington and is also lovingly survived by Seana Mulcahy and Jason M. Mulcahy, both of Andover and Makenzie B. Mulcahy of Salem, NH and his adoring grandson, Logan K. Mulcahy; dear uncle of Michelle M. Stanchi of Wilmington, Michael R. Stanchi and his wife, Kathryn “Kate” of Winthrop, several aunts, uncles and cousins also survive him. He was the son of the late Ralph Sr. who died in November of 2009 and Edith D. (Saponaro) Carrozza, who died in March of 2012. His first wife of more than 25 years, Francis E. (Nardone) Carrozza, died in October of 2004.
Funeral arrangements were by the Nichols Funeral Home, Wilmington. Burial was private. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Shawsheen Valley Technical High School, 100 Cook St., Billerica, MA 01821, attn. Athletic Dept. For additional information, visit: www.vertuccioandsmith.com.
Frank ‘Frankie Pep’ Pepicelli
Frank A. “Frankie Pep” Pepicelli of the North End of Boston died on October 29.
A US Navy veteran of the Korean Conflict, he was the loving longtime companion of Roberta “Bobbie” Moriaty of Dorchester and loving father of Joseph and his wife, Anna Pepicelli of Revere, Paul Pepicelli, Antonino “Nino” Pepicelli and David Pepicelli, all of the North End of Boston; former husband of Marianne A. (Luisi) Pepicelli and is also survived by one loving grandson, Christian.
Funeral arrangements were by the Cincotti Funeral Home, Medford. In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to St. Leonard’s Church, 14 North Bennett St., Boston, Ma.02113.
Dante ‘Danny’ Mariani
Dante “Danny” Mariani of Malden, formerly of Everett, died on October 29.
A US Army veteran of World War II, he was the beloved husband of the late Louise (Benedetto) Mariani with whom he shared 53 years of marriage, the cherished brother of Mary Stellato and her late husband, Alfred V. of Revere, Emily R. D’Amico and her late husband, Vincent, and the late Edmund Mariani; loving uncle of many nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.
Arrangements were by the Robinson Funeral Home, Melrose. Burial with military honors by the US Army was in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. For online tribute or to express condolences, visit RobinsonFuneralHome.com.
Josephine T. “Eddie” (Fitzgibbons) Perrotti of Charlestown died on October 29. She was 86 years old.
A member of The Old Charlestown Schoolgirls Association and the Golden Age Center, she was the beloved wife of the late Jaffrie A. Perrotti; devoted mother of Ralph Perrotti of Revere, Jeff Perrotti (Winthrop Fire Department) and his wife, Susan of Winthrop and Eda Perrotti and her husband, Robert Zelandi of East Boston; loving grandma to Amy, Jennifer, Ralph, Jaffrie A. III., Jena, Matthew, Isabella, Michael and her great-grandson, Ryan; beloved sister of the late Margaret White, Frances Griffiths, James and Joseph Fitzgibbons and is also survived by many nieces and nephews.
Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Frank H. Carr Funeral Home, Charlestown. Burial was at Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. For obituary and online condolences, please visit www.carrfuneral.com.
Mary St. John
East Boston Resident
Mary J. (Chisari) St. John of East Boston died on November 4. She was in her 90th year.
She was the beloved wife of the late James P. St. John and his wife, Carol of Revere, Nancy St. John and her husband, David Fang, DMD of Lynnfield and the late Marilyn Manchi. She also leaves her beloved nephew Roger Chisari, PhD of Revere. She was the dear sister of Roger Chisari of Winthrop and the late Antoinette Rossetti; cherished grandmother of Jennifer Viscio, James Mancini, Jahana St. John and Ashleigh and Zachary Fang and great grandmother of Christopher, Adrianna, Aristiano and Masimo.
Her Funeral will be held from Vazza’s “Beachwood” Funeral Home, 262 Beach Street, Revere on Friday at 8:30 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. John the Evangelist Church, Winthrop at 10 a.m. Family and friends may visit Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m. Burial will be in Puritan Lawn Cemetery, Peabody. Remembrances may be made in her name to Winthrop Place C/O Elder Service Plan, 10 Gove st., East Boston, MA 02128. For directions and guest book: www.vazzafunerals.com.
Of Revere, formerly of East Boston
Helen M. (Valenti) DeSimone of Revere, formerly of East Boston, died at the Kaplan Family Hospice House on November 4 following a brief illness. She was 96 years old.
Born in Belmont, she spent many years in East Boston before moving to Revere in 1966.
She was the wife of the late Nicholas DeSimone; devoted mother of Attorney William P. DeSimone of Beverly and his wife, Martha Adams; cherished grandmother of Revere Patrolman Mark C. DeSimone and his wife, Lisa and William S. DeSimone and his wife, Jocelyn, all of Revere. She was the sister of the late George Valenti and Theresa Pelosi and is also lovingly survived by her daughter in law, Elizabeth A. “Betty” DeSimone of Revere and her great grandchildren, Nicholas, Nadia, Sophia and Lila Grace DeSimone.
Family and friends are invited to visit with the family today, Wednesday, November 7 beginning at 8 a.m. in the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Route 107), Revere. A Funeral Mass will follow in St. Anthony of Padua Church, Revere at 10 a.m. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery in Everett.
George F. Buccheri, Jr.
Revere School System employee and Revere Special Needs Program
George F. Buccheri, Jr. died unexpectedly on November 2 at his Revere home. He was 54 years old.
Mr. Buccheri was born in Medford and lived in Revere all his life. He was a graduate of the Wakefield Vocational School, Class of 1977 and most of his career was spent as a finish carpenter, for the past 10 years with the Revere School System. He was also a volunteer and worker for the Revere Special Needs Program.
He was the beloved husband of Joanne A. (Brandano) Buccheri; devoted son of George F. Buccheri Sr. and Eileen D. (Coppola) Buccheri; cherished father of George J. Buccheri of Revere, Jamie L. Delaney and her husband, Daniel, of Andover, NH, Phyllis G. Buccherie of Utica, NY and Jessica M. Buccheri of Lynn; dear brother of Peter Buccheri of Maine and David Buccheri and his wife, Joyce of Danvers; adoring grandfather of Nathaniel A. Lawler of Revere, Dominick F. and Dante R. Delaney, both of Andover, NH and Amollia M. White of Utica, NY. He is also lovingly survived by his mother in law, Joyce Brandano of Oswego, NY and by many aunts, uncles, cousins, nephews and nieces.
Family and friends are invited to attend visiting hours today, Wednesday, November 7 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, November 8 at 10 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Anthony of Padua Church, Revere Street, Revere at 11 a.m. Burial will be in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to: The Revere Special Needs Program, 101 School St., Revere, MA 02151.