Obituaries 11-14-2012

November 14, 2012
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Linda Guerrero

Social Worker

Linda A. (Martocchio) Guerrero. a 15 year resident of Charlestown, formerly of Malden and South Boston, passed into eternal life on November 11at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston following a long illness. She was 65 years old.

Born in Revere on September 11, 1947, a daughter of the late Antonio Martocchio and Virginia (Hardy) Martocchio, she grew up in Chelsea where she attended Chelsea Public Schools and graduated from Chelsea High School. She also received her degree in social services from Bunker Hill Community College and worked for many years as a social worker thru the Visiting Nurses Association of Lynn. She enjoyed crafts, knitting and cooking.

She was the beloved wife of Jairo Guerrero; the devoted mother of Miguel A. Moralez, Richard D. Moralez, John R. Moralez and Judith A. Moralez, the loving Grandmother of 11 and also leaves one great-grandaughter. She was the beloved sister of Gail Stiles and Anthony Martocchio. She is also lovingly survived by the Guerrero family in Columbia and by many nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend her Funeral Mass on Saturday, November 17 at 10 a.m. in St. Mary’s Church, 55 Warren St., Charlestown. There are no visiting hours and her burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, kindly make a memorial donation in her name to The American Diabetes Association, 330 Congress St. 5th Floor, Boston, Mass. 02110.  To send a message of condolence, please visit www.CarrFuneral.com.

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Mary Martin

SS Pierce Retiree

Mary E. (Barbarosa) Martin of Winthrop, formerly of East Boston, died on November 9 after a long illness. She was 93 years old.

Born and raised in East Boston, she was a 1936 graduate of East Boston High School. She had a long and varied career as a manager and supervisor with SS Pierce & Co. of Boston, one of Boston’s premier grocery and produce suppliers, retiring after 25 years of service.

She lived in East Boston all her life until June of 1979 when she and her husband, the late William H. Martin, Jr. returned to Columbus, Ohio, Mr. Martin’s home. He died in Columbus in 1994 and she remained in Ohio until 2001 when she returned to Massachusetts and settled in Winthrop. She spent the last 11 years in Winthrop where she was exceedingly happy and had many many friends and acquaintances.

She was the devoted mother of Susan A. Winn and her husband, Joseph M. of East Boston and the late William H. Martin, III; adored grandmother of Melissa J. Fortune and her husband, David of Amesbury, Lynn M. Orlando and her partner, Lawrence Nestor of Danvers, Janice L. Moreth and her husband, Craig E. Russell of Winthrop and William M. Winn and his companion, Annie Quinlan of East Boston; beloved great grandmother of Kristina M. Stoico and her fiancé, Adam Veinott of West Boylston, , Michael K. Slattery of Nottingham, NH, Briana L. Ferullo of Amesbury, Collin M. Lewis of Winthrop, Joseph W. and Leah A. Winn, both of East Boston and is also lovingly survived by her great great grandson, Luke M. Oberlin, many nieces, nephews, grand nieces and grand nephews. She was the dear sister of the late Celia D’Christoforo, Delphine Barannco, Evelyn Hembrough, Theodore, Leo, Raymond, Louis and John Barbarosa.

Family and friends are invited to attend her funeral from the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Rt. 107), Revere today, Wednesday, November 14 at 10 a.m. followed by the funeral service in the funeral home at 11 a.m. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. 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 more information and directions, visit: www.vertuccioandsmith.com.

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Elsie Arrigo

Of Revere, formerly of Chelsea and East Boston

Elsie M. (Dingwell) Arrigo of Revere, formerly of Chelsea and East Boston, died on November 10.

She was the beloved wife of the late John A. Arrigo; loving mother of John R. Arrigo and his wife, Paula of Revere, William S. Arrigo and his wife, Loretta and Glen R. Arrigo and his wife, Janice all of Burlington and Michael T. Arrigo and his wife, Carmela of Maine; dear sister of the late Geraldine Lynch, Mary Miller, Richard, Harold and Chester Dingwell; cherished grandmother of Kimberly, Brian, Tyler, Brook and Scott Arrigo and great grandmother of Gianni and Domenic Bellia.

Her Funeral will be held from Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, 262 Beach Street, Revere today,  Wednesday, at 8 a.m. followed by services in Vazza’s Chapel of the Resurrection at 9 a.m. Burial will be at Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made in to the American Heart Association, 20 Speen St, Framingham, MA 01701. For directions and guestbook. www.vazzafunerals.com.

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Sylvio ‘Richie’ Grasso

Of Revere, formerly of East Boston

Sylvio “Richie” Grasso of Revere, formerly of Orient Heights, East Boston, died on November 9.

The beloved husband of Karen (Bokuniewicz) Grasso with whom he shared 42 years of marriage, he was the loving father of Irena Bosworth and her husband, Todd of Natick and Kerry Grasso of Revere; dear brother of Kenneth Grasso of New Hampshire and Joseph Grasso of Revere and cherished grandfather of Maxwell and Jake Bosworth.

His funeral and services will be held from Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, 262 Beach St., Revere today, Wednesday, at 9 a.m. followed by a service in Vazza’s Chapel of the Resurrection at 12:30 p.m. Family and friends may visit today from 9 a.m. to 12 noon. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. For directions and guest book, please visit: www.vazzafunerals.com. Vazza Funeral Home Revere 1 800 252 1127

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Mary DeLeo

Department of Corporations & Taxation Retiree

Mary J. (Coscia) DeLeo of Revere, formerly of Orient Heights East Boston, died on November 9 following a brief illness. She was 95 years old.

Mrs. DeLeo was born and raised in East Boston and lived in East Boston most of her life in the Orient Heights Section until moving to Revere in 1967. She was a graduate of East Boston High School, Class of 1935 and retired from the Department of Corporations & Taxation in Boston in 1962 after 10 years of service.

She married the late Anthony S. DeLeo in 1940. He died in July of 1967. She was the devoted mother of Virginia E. “Ginger” Selver and her husband, Malcolm of Ft. Lee, NJ, Marie A. Martino and her husband, Patrick G., and Diane J. Jones and her late husband, Clifford S., all of Revere, and Anthony S. DeLeo and his wife, Lisa M. of Lynnfield; cherished grandmother of Stephen C. Selver and his wife, Meri of Tenafly, NJ, Natasha S. Vaquer and her husband, Oliver of Los Angeles, CA, Brittany A. and Taylor A. DeLeo, both of Lynnfield and is also lovingly survived by her two great-grandchildren, Max A. and Ava R. Selver and several nieces and nephews. She was the dear sister of the late Carmella Follo, Frederick Coscia, Josephine Giuffre, Rachel Nargi and Rica DiFillippo.

Funeral arrangements were by the Vetuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, Revere. Burial was in St. Michael Cemetery, Boston. For more information, please visit: www.vertuccioandsmith.com.

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John Schembri

Former Sears Manager

John A. Schembri of Everett, formerly of Revere, died suddenly on November 4. He was 75 years old.

A member of the US Marine Reserves, he was a former manager for Sears.

He was the beloved husband of Lucille (Vigliotte); devoted father of John and his wife, Elaine of Saugus, Steven and his wife, Cassandra of Everett, Brian and his wife, Loretta of Georgetown, Stacey Tymowicz and her husband, Scott of Litchfield and is also survived by seven loving grandchildren: Adam, Austin, Logan, Nico, Davis, Alex and Aeryn.

Funeral Arrangements were by the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Lung Association 460 Totten Pond Rd #400 Waltham MA 02451. For guestbook please visit www.Buonfiglio.com.

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Steven ‘Uncle Steve’ Parziale

Died In East Boston

Steven V. “Uncle Steve” Parziale died suddenly in East Boston on November 3.

He was the beloved son of Concetta “Tina” (Vitale) of East Boston and the late Carmen Parziale; brother of Cindy Loring of Revere, Sharon Dyer of Middleboro, Carmen of Revere, Michael of Michigan, Dennis of Peabody, Ted of North Carolina and the late Arcangelo “Richie” Parziale and is also survived by many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.

Funeral arrangements were by the Magrath Funeral Home, East Boston. Burial was in Holy Cross Cemetery. Donations in his memory to the Make-A-Wish Foundation would be appreciated. MagrathFuneralHome.com.

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Judith Grace Storella

Of Revere, formerly of Everett

Judith Grace (Festa) Storella of Revere, formerly of Everett, died on November 6 at Brigham & Women’s Hospital, Boston. She was 74 years old.

Born in East Boston and a longtime resident of Everett before moving to Revere six years ago, she was the devoted daughter of the late Gabrielle and Edith (Marciano) Festa; beloved wife for more than 56 years of Lawrence Frank Storella; dear and devoted mother of Laura Jean Storella and her longtime companion, Jerry Kestenberg of Nahant, Robyn Bruzzese and her husband, Alfred of Saugus, Jan Zullo and her husband, Carmen of Revere and Leslie Bianco and her husband, Joseph of Saugus; sister of Danny Festa and his wife, Mary of East Boston, John Festa and his wife, Phyllis of Revere, Marilyn Gaylardi and her husband, Joseph and Karyn Russo and her husband, Michael of Everett; loving grandmother of Gabrielle Scarpaci and Stefano and Dante Bruzzese, Krista and Kendall Zullo, Francesca, Lewis and Joseph Bianco.

Funeral arrangements were by the Cafasso & Sons Funeral Home, Everett. In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory to the charity of one’s choice would be sincerely appreciated.

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Phylliss Mingolla

Of Revere

Phylliss T. (Maniscalco) Mingolla of Revere died at the Lighthouse Nursing Care Center of Revere on November 6 following a long illness. She was 89 years old.

Mrs. Mingolla was born and raised in Cambridge and came to live in Revere more than 65 years ago when she married Thomas Mingolla, who died in March of 1968.

Mrs. Mingolla was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister and aunt who was constantly in the care and for the care of her family. She maintained her home in Revere where one of her daughters and her family still reside.

She was the devoted mother of Christine M. Catinazzo and her husband, Robert S. of Revere, Phylliss T. Larsen and her husband, James L. of Sarasota, Florida and the late JoAnne Mingolla; dear sister of Josephine Belding of Medford, Joseph Maniscalco of Billerica, Eleanor Gobiel of South Boston, Vincenza Johanson and her husband, John of Somerville and the late Ann Falzone, Rose Williams and Elizabeth Kluever. She is also lovingly survived by four grandchildren, four great grandchildren and by many 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 Patients’ Activities Fund at Lighthouse Nursing Care Center, 204 Proctor Ave., Revere, MA 02151. For more information, visit: www.vertuccioandsmith.com.

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John Noska, Jr.

Member of VFW and DAV

John Noska, Jr. of Charlestown died on November 7. He was 86 years old.

He was a proud U.S.Marine Corps veteran of World War II, a lifetime member of V.F.W. Logan Post 6800 Somerville and D.A.V. Chapter 17.

He was the beloved and adoring husband of 66 years to Anna I. (Marshall) Noska; devoted father of John Noska and his wife, Kathleen of Whitman, Michael Noska and his wife, Susan of Stoneham, Robert Noska and his wife, Heather of Revere, Ann Cullity of Wakefield, Claire Short and her husband, Michael of Billerica and Janet Scanlan and her husband, Joe of Tewksbury; loving grandpa to 21 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren and beloved brother of Celia Rudski of Randolph.

Funeral arrangements were by the Frank H. Carr Funeral Home, Charlestown. Burial was at Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. In lieu of flowers, kindly make a memorial donation in his name to St. Francis De Sales Church Building Fund, 303 Bunker Hill St., Charlestown, MA 02129. For obituary and online condolences, please visit www.carrfuneral.com.

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Annette Ferragamo

Longtime Eucharistic Minister and Altar Server at Immaculate Conception Parish

Annette M. (Russo) Ferragamo, a lifelong resident of Revere,  died at the Lighthouse Nursing & Care Center of Revere on November 11 following a long illness. She was in 89 years old.

Born and raised in Revere, she lived in Revere her entire life and was a 1941 graduate of Revere High School. Always a devoted member of the Immaculate Conception Parish Community, she was a Eucharistic Minister and an Altar Server until her middle 80’s and an active member of several committees benefitting the parish. Mrs. Ferragamo was also a member of the Revere Society for Cultural & Historic Preservation.

A woman of unparalleled faith and strength in God, she was a witness to many tragic losses over the years.

She was the wife of the late Joseph A. Ferragamo, Sr.; devoted mother of Rosanne M. Millett and husband, Glenn of Raynham and the mother of the late Suzanne M. Deslongchamps, Annette M. Donatio and Joseph A. Ferragamo, Jr.; cherished grandmother of Kim Werra and her husband, John of East Taunton, Richard “Ricky” Deslongchamps, Jr. and his wife, Beth of Easton, Maria E. Ferragamo of Revere, Danielle Harrison of Wareham, Matthew V. Millett of Raynham, and Brendan Donatio and his wife, Jen of Westport and is also lovingly survived by her daughter-in-law, Theresa “Terry” Cunio of Revere, five great-grandchildren and many nieces, nephews, grand-nieces and grand-nephews. She was the sister of the late Marie G. Pazyra, Margaret DeGilorma, Samuel, Ernest W. Russo, Sr., Michael-Angelo Russo Marciano and Alexander Russo.

Family and friends are invited to attend her funeral from the Vertuccio and Smith Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway, (Rte. 107), Revere on Thursday, November 15 at 9:30 a.m., followed by a Funeral Mass in the Immaculate Conception Church, Revere at 10:30 a.m. Visiting hours are today, Wednesday only, from 4 to 8 p.m. Burial will be in Holy Cross Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Patients’ Activities Fund at Lighthouse Nursing Care Center, 204 Proctor Ave., Revere, MA 02151. For more information and directions, please visit: www.vertuccioandsmith.com.

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Mary Palermo

Of Revere

Mary D. (LePore) Palermo of Revere died on November 10.

She was the beloved wife of the late Domenic Sr. ; devoted mother of Domenic Jr. of Saugus and Joseph of Revere; dear sister of Della Cimino of Peabody and is also survived by nine loving grandchildren and one great grandchild.

Her Funeral will be held from the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, 128 Revere St., Revere at 9 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Anthony’s Church at 10 a.m. Thursday. Relatives and friends are kindly invited. Visiting hours will be today, Wednesday, from 4 to 8 p.m.  Burial will be in Holy Cross Cemetery. For guest book please visit www.Buonfiglio.com.

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Nicholas Carrozza

Long Time Owner of Nickki’s Bridal Salon of East Boston

Nicholas J. ‘Nicky’ Carrozza, a native of East Boston and a 43-year resident of Wilmington, died on November 11 at Winchester Hospital following a long illness. He was 85 years old.

Born and raised in East Boston and a graduate of East Boston High School, Class of 1945, he began a career in dress designing at a very young age. With no formal training in this field, he began working for a local designer, “Olga” of East Boston and quickly blossomed into a respected fabric master landing one of his first jobs at the prestigious Bonwitt Teller of Boston.

His fame and recognition soon spread across the area and he established his first salon, “Nickki’s Bridal Salon” on London Street, East Boston. Only five years later he moved his Salon to the corner of Chelsea and Prescott Streets in East Boston where he remained for more than 40 years. It is estimated that “Nicky” dressed more than 2200 brides and their entire bridal parties for their walk “down the aisle” with his breathtaking creations.

He was a familiar face in Boston’s old garment district selecting fabric and all the varied sundries needed for the complete execution of his designs.

After ‘formal retirement’ at the age of 70, he would still accomodate special family and friends. For more than 10 years, he sewed for “Classic Upholstery” of Wilmington where he made another new and loving extended family.

He was the beloved and adored husband of 55 years of Rose (Lanney) Carrozza; cherished father of David N. Carrozza and his wife, Elizabeth “Beth’ of Stoneham and Janet F. Engram and her husband, Kevin D. of Wilmington; devoted grandfather of Stephen W. Carrozza and his fiancé, Amanda C. Perry of Plaistow, NH, Lauren E. Carrozza of Stoneham, Nicole R. and Janelle T. Engram, both of Wilmington; dear brother of Mildred E. Rodriquez and her husband, Diego of Revere, Frances DiPlacidio and her husband, John of West Palm Beach Florida and the late Meco, John “Panco,” Enrico, “Eastago,” Elio “Leo,” Ralph and David Carrozza and the late Lesandrina “Sandra” Russo, Lena Incerto and Bridget Pisano. He is also lovingly survived by many nieces, nephews, grand nieces and grand nephews. He was the son of the late David and Frances (Vertuccio) Carrozza and the faithful brother in law of: Jerry Lanney of East Boston, Alfred Lanney and his wife, Phyllis of Saugus, Mary Folsom and her husband, Leroy of East Boston and Josephine Miano and her husband, Richard of Wilmington.

Family and friends are invited to attend visiting hours on Thursday, November 15 from 4 to 8 p.m. in the Nichols Funeral Home, 187 Middlesex Avenue (Route 62) Wilmington. His funeral will be held from the Nichols Funeral Home on Friday, November 16 at 10 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in st. Thomas of Villanova Church, Wilmington at 11 a.m. Burial will be in Wildwood Cemetery, Wilmington. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Building Fund at Winchester Hospital, 41 Highland Avenue, Winchester, MA 01890. The family is overwhelmingly grateful for the extraordinary care and professional devotion given not only to Mr. Carrozza but to the entire family over the past two years.

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