John Lovetere, Jr.
Of Revere, formerly of East Boston
John J. Lovetere, Jr. of Revere, formerly of East Boston, died on Decemer 21 following a long illness.
A US Army veteran of World War II, he was the former proprietor of Angelo’s Gulf Station of Winthrop for over 20 years and a retiree of the Chelsea Office of the Food & Drug Administration.
He was the beloved husband of 60 years of Audrey E. (Fogarty); devoted father of Joyce J. Misci and her husband, John and Elizabeth A. Pesce, all of Revere; devoted grandfather of: Melyssa J. Perkins and her husband, Jamie of West Peabody, Bryan A. Misci and his wife, Kim of Lynn, Krystin L. and Adam M. Misci and Tyla Elizabeth Pesce, all of Revere; dear brother of Joseph Lovetere and his wife, Rose of Brockton, Francis Lovetere and his wife, Joanne, Charles Lovetere and his wife, Charlene, James Lovetere and Jimmy, Thomas Lovetere and his wife, Donna, all of Florida and the late Angelo Lovetere. He is also lovingly survived by his sister-in-law, Linda Lovetere of Florida and by many nieces, nephews, grand-nieces and grand-nephews. Family and friends are invited to attend his funeral from the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Rte 107), Revere on Friday, December 28 at 9:30 a.m. followed by a funeral mass in the Immaculate Conception Church (corner of Beach Street and Winthrop Avenue), Revere at 10:30A a.m. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to your favorite charity . For more information and directions, visit: www.vertuccioandsmith.com.
Lifelong Chelsea Resident
Ruth M. (Perry) Lanzillo, a lifelong resident of Chelsea, died on December 23 at the Chelsea Skilled Nursing and Rehab. She was 83 years old.
During her working years, she was employed by J.J. Newbury, as a labeler for Modine Paint, an assembler for Deneral Electric and at Gorins Meat, both in East Boston.
She was the devoted wife of the late Richard Lanzillo; beloved mother of Richard Lanzillo of Florida, Denise Domelowicz of Peabody, Robert Lanzillo and his wife, Catherine of Chelsea, James Lanzillo and his wife, Tara of Revere and Paul Lanzillo and his wife, Debra of Saugus; sister of the late Donalda, Joseph and Lillian; cherished grandmother of Paul, Stephen, Kimberly, Kelly, Christopher, Kristen, Richard and Derek and great grandmother of Aundraya, Nevaeh, Amaya and the late Arianna. She is also lovingly survived by her niece, Doris Sullivan and her husband, Larry of Melrose as well as by many nieces and nephews.
Family and friends are kindly invited to attend her Funeral from the Smith Funeral Home, 125 Washington Avenue, Chelsea on Friday, December 28 at 10 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass to be celebrated in St. Rose Church, 600 Broadway, Chelsea at 11 o’clock. Visiting Hours in the Smith Funeral Home will be today, Thursday, from 4 to 8 p.m. Services will conclude with burial at Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. To send a message of condolence to her family, please visit www.smithfuneralhomes.com
20-Year MGH employee
Pearl M. (Bezirgian) Scrivano of Chelsea died on December 21 at the Chelsea Jewish Nursing Home where she had been receiving supportive care since January of 2007. She was 86 years old.
For over 20 years, she was employed by the Massachusetts General Hospital on Bellingham Street.
She was the devoted wife of 43 years to the late John B. Scrivano; beloved mother of Toni Cronin of Revere, John A. Scrivano of Saugus, Tracy Scrivano of Chelsea and the late Deborah Scrivano; loving sister of the late Charles Bezirgian; cherished grandmother of Stephen Cronin, Brett Todisco, Kristine Scrivano and Matthew Scrivano; great grandmother of Stephen “Nick” Cronin, Zoe, Eva and Alex Todisco and great great grandmother of Zachery Cronin.
Private entombment was at Woodlawn Cemetery Mausoleum with arrangements entrusted to the Smith Funeral Home, Chelsea. Expressions of sympathy in her name may be made to the Chelsea Jewish Nursing Home, Activity Fund, 17 Lafayette Ave., Chelsea, MA 02150. To send a message of condolence to Pearl’s family, please visit www.smithfuneralhomes.com
Independent Carpet Installer
Michael L. Mastrangelo of Revere died unexpectedly on December 18 at the Whidden Memorial Hospital in Everett. He was 33 years old.
An independent carpet installer, he was the cherished son of Lawrence and Elaine (Molloy) Mastrangelo of Revere; beloved brother of Meghan Mastrangelo of Revere; loving uncle of Jakob Perkins; grandson of the late Thomas and Doris Molloy and Anthony Mastrangelo and is also lovingly survived by his aunts and uncles, Nancy Molloy of Revere, Denise and George Levy and Peter and Susan Molloy, all of Lynn, John Molloy and his companion, Laurie Sullivan of Quincy, Michael Molloy of Chelsea, David Molloy of Waltham, Richard and Denise Molloy of Wilmington, Ralph and Barbara Mastrangelo of Peabody, Anita and Steven Morandi of Swampscott, Rose and John Ciepiela of Peabody, Allen and Dana Mastrangelo of Wakefield, Toby Buccieri of Las Vegas, Nevada, his girlfriend, Shelly Whitmore and his cousins: Danny Molloy, Nicholas Levy, Madison Molloy, Brad Mastrangelo, Peter Mastrangelo, Chris Mastrangelo, Jill Donovan, Jeffrey Morandi, Todd Ciepiela, Kimberly Keough, Jonathan Ciepiela, Olivia Mastrangelo, Bryan Molloy, Stephen Molloy, Seth Molloy, Alicia Molloy and Adam Buccieri.
It is the request of the family that Funeral Services be private. To send a message of condolence to his family, please visit www.smithfuneralhomes.com
Placida (Rivero-Ruiz) Hagopian of Revere died on December 22 at the Whidden Memorial Hospital in Everett. She was 80 years old.
Born in Montijo, Spain, the daughter of the late Brijdo and Elvira Rivero-Ruiz, she was the beloved wife of Sam; devoted mother of Victoria Rose of Revere, Samuel Paul Hagopian and his wife, Maryann of Everett; loving grandmother of Jennifer DeRose; great grandmother of Sarah and Joseph Baker and is also survived by four sisters and many nieces and nephews, all in Spain.
Funeral arrangements were by the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, Revere. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen St., Framingham MA 01701. For guestbook, please visit www.Buonfiglio.com
Former Eastern Smelting and Refining Office Manager
Christine (Coschigano) Serino of Revere died at the Light House Nursing Care Center on December 22. She was 91 years old.
Born in Mt. Vernon, NY, the daughter of the late Salvatore and Grace (Longabardo) Coschigano, she was the former office manager of Eastern Smelting and Refining andlived most of her life in Revere.
She was the beloved wife of the late Pasquale; devoted sister of the late Louise Coschigano, Yolanda Zampaglione, Mary D’Irio, Luciano, Anthony, Frank, Michael, Rocco and Joseph Coschigano and is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.
Funeral arrangements were by the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home. Burial was in Holy Cross Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Light House Nursing Care Center, 204 Proctor Ave. Revere, MA 02151. For guest book please visit www.Buonfiglio.com
Banking Industry Telemarketer
Lisa R. Frauton died unexpectedly at her Revere home on December 16. She was 54 years old.
Born in Boston and a lifelong resident of Revere, she was the daughter of the late Paul and Diana (Montanaro) Frauton. A Revere High School graduate, she worked for many years a telemarketer for the banking industry.
She is survived by a sister, Michele Doyle and her husband, Bill of Newmarket, NH and a brother, Dana Frauton of Newmarket, NH. She was the aunt of Danielle, Dana Jr., Montana and Joseph; the niece of Joan DeNorfrio of Revere and cousin of Michael, Robert and David DeNofrio. She is also survived by her dear friend, Donna Adkerson of Revere.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend a memorial service on Saturday, January 5 at 2 p.m. in the Bisbee-Porcella Funeral Home, 549 Lincoln Ave., Saugus. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to the Cardiac Transplant Project, Tufts Medical Center, 800 Washington Street, Boston, MA 02111. For condolences: www.BisbeePorcella.com.
Of Florida, formerly of Boston’s North End
Mary C. (Piantedosi) Parziale of Palm Coast, Florida, formerly of Boston’s North End, died on December 21. She was in her 99th year.
She was the beloved wife of the late Salvatore A Parziale with whom she shared 46 years of marriage; loving mother of Ann Patetta and her husband, Rocco of California, Richard Parziale and his wife, Joanne of and Patricia Aborn and her husband, Kenneth, all of Florida, Paul Parziale and his wife, Lillian of Revere, Salvatore Parziale and his wife, Alba of Woburn and her daughter in law, Marie, the wife of her late son Joseph of Florida and her late son. Robert and his wife Maryjane; dear sister of the late Pasquale and Paul Piantedosi; cherished grandmother of 14 grandchildren, many great great grandchildren and she is also survived by nieces and nephews.
Her Funeral will be held from Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, 262 Beach Street, Revere, today, Thursday, at 9 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at St Anthony’s Church, Revere Street, Revere at 10 a.m. Burial will be at Woodlawn Cemetery. For guest book: www.vazzafunerals.com
Of Revere, formerly of Marblehead
Sidney Bornstein of Revere, formerly of Marblehead entered into rest on December 22. He was 81 years old.
He attended Northeastern University but left to join the family business, producing Kountry Klub hot dogs. He was a member of the Massachusetts National Guard.
He was the beloved father of Steven and Joan Bornstein of Peabody, Wendy Bornstein of Marblehead, Lori Bornstein and Alan Rothman of Framingham and grandfather to Marc, David, Emily, and Eric. He was formerly married to Joyce Bornstein of Peabody.
Funeral arrangements were by the Levine Funeral Home, Brookline. Burial was at Koretz Cemetery in W. Roxbury, Expressions of sympathy can be made to the charity of your choice. For additional information: www.levinechapel.com
Clare M. (Balcom) Murphy of Revere died on December 22.
A graduate of Revere High School, Class of 1944, she was the beloved wife of the late Francis W. Murphy with whom she shared 47 years of marriage; loving and devoted mother of Janice C. Murphy of Framingham, Maureen T. DeFeudis and her husband, Emanuele of Lynn, Kevin C. Murphy and his wife, Sharon of New Hampshire, Brian P. Murphy and his wife, Joanne of Revere, and the late William Francis Murphy; dear sister of the late Paul Balcom; cherished grandmother of Susan, Krysta, Daniel, Jonathan, and Brian Murphy, Jr.
Funeral from Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, 262 Beach Street, Revere, today, Thursday at 11 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in the Immaculate Conception Church, Revere at noon. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made in her name to the MSPCA, 350 Huntington Ave., Boston, MA 02130. For directions and guest book: www.vazzafunerals.com.
Of Malden, formerly of East Boston
Alice (Colantonio) Graham of Malden, formerly of East Boston, died unexpectedly on December 18.
The beloved wife of David Graham with whom she shared eight years of marriage, she was the loving mother of Louis and Philip Abric, both of Revere, David Graham of Woburn and Matthew Graham of Malden and the late Shanelle Jean Abric; dear sister of John Colantonio of New Hampshire, Richard and Mark Colantonio of East Boston, Rhonda Ambrosino and Elaine Colantonio of Revere and the late Bart Colantonio.
Her Funeral will be held from Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, 262 Beach Street, Revere today, Thursday, at 9 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St Anthony’s Church, Revere at 10 a.m. Burial will be in Puritan Lawn Cemetery, Peabody. For directions and guestbook: www.vazzafunerals.com.
Of Orient Heights
Phyllis M. (Frederico) Erickson of Orient Heights East Boston died on December 21 at the Kaplan Family Hospice of Danvers following a long and valiant battle with ovarian cancer. She was 77 years old.
Born and raised in East Boston and a 1953 graduate of East Boston High School, she was a daughter of the late Joseph S. Frederico and Esther (Schiavo) Frederico. While her dad was a patient at the Don Orione Nursing Home, she became involved with the volunteer services at Don Orione and subsequently worked at the Gift Shop for several years.
The wife of the late William F. Erickson who died in October of 2004, she was the devoted mother of Esta A. Panora of Orient Heights, East Boston and Steven E. Panora and his wife, Carol of Malden; cherished grandmother of Stephanie Panora and Jamie Goad; dear sister of Connie Surette of Beverly and is also lovingly survived by Jennifer Hovey and her husband, Phillip of Andover, CT; her great grandson, Vincent; her longtime devoted friend, Albano Tassinari of East Boston; several caring nieces, nephews and faithful friends.
A Funeral Mass was celebrated on Christmas Eve Morning at St. Joseph-St. Lazarus Church, East Boston with funeral arrangements by the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, Revere. Private burial will be held in the spring. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Hospice of the North Shore & Greater Boston, 75 Sylvan St., Danvers, MA 01923. For more information, visit: www.vertuccioandsmith.com
John Joseph Harrington
John Joseph Harrington of Revere passed away on December 18 with his loving wife Maureen (Brown) by his side. He was 73 years old.
He was born in Chelsea and was a 1957 graduate of Everett Trade School. He worked in electronic equipment and supplies throughout his life until retirement.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by his loving children: Susan (Harrington) Champigny of Tewksbury, Kristen DeAngelis and her husband, Salvatore of Revere, Jaclyn Harrington of Worcester and Lauren Harrington of Revere. He was the beloved brother of Janice Harrington of Vero Beach, FL. Mildred Carafa and his brother in-law Edmund Carafa Jr. of Revere, Paul Harrington and his sister in-law Maureen of Wakefield. He was the loving grandfather of Nicole Champigny, Michelle McKenney, and Garrett McNulty, Francesca and Salvatore DeAngelis, Tayla and Jerimy Warren, Skylar and Ella, Heather and Mark Stanley and is also survived by many nieces and nephews.
His Funeral Mass was held at Saint Mary of the Assumption Church in Revere. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to a charity of your choice .
Senior Center Bowler and Bocce League Member; Church Lector
Robert E. Mercier of Beachmont died on December 20 at the Massachusetts General Hospital surrounded by his family. He was 80 years old.
Born and raised in Lawrence, the son of the late Albert and Loret (Levesque) Mercier, he was a US Air Force veteran of the Korean War and worked for many years as a sales representative for the home fuel industry. A resident of Beachmont-Revere for the past 33 years, he was a lector at the former Our Lady of Lourdes Church in Revere and presently at Immaculate Conception Church in Revere. Mr. Mercier was a member of the Revere Senior Bowling League, bowling at Lucky Strikes Lanes, and played bocce at the Revere Senior Center.
In addition to his wife, Carmela (Ferraro) Mercier, he is survived by four children: Lea Simard and her husband, John of Peabody, Patricia McGrath and her husband, Kevin of New York, Michael Mercier and his wife, Dawn of Hopkinton and Guy Mercier and his wife, Brandy of New Hampshire. He was the step-father of Rosemary Ferraro and her companion, Don Jacobs of Saugus, Ralph Carpinelli and his wife, Carla of Peabody, Jim Carpinelli and his wife, Cecilia of Revere and the grandfather of 14 grandchildren and five great grandchildren.
His funeral will be held from the Porcella Funeral Home, 876 Winthrop Ave., (Beachmont) Revere today, Thursday at 9:30 a.m., followed by a funeral mass in Immaculate Conception Church, 133 Beach St., Revere at 10:30 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. Donations in his memory may be made to the American Lung Association, 460 Totten Pond Road, Suite 400, Waltham, MA 02451.
Henry W. Corbelle died in Oak Island, Revere on December 19 following a long illness. He was 85 years old.
A US Navy veteran of World War II and the recipient of six Bronze Stars, he was a 60 year member of the International Brotherhood of Carpenters, Local 56.
He was the beloved husband of 59 years of Lesley I. (McMurchy) Corbelle; cherished father of Donald W. Corbelle and his wife, Deborah of Revere, Carleen L. Falzone and her husband, Mark of Boxford, Michael A. Corbelle and his wife, Carol of Byfield, Eileen M. Doyle and her husband, Wayne J., Ralph A. Corbelle and his wife, Laureen and Christopher C. Corbelle, all of Revere; dear brother of the late Ralph A. “Bud” Corbielle and the late Caroline Swaine and is also lovingly survived by 14 grandchildren.
Funeral arrangements were by the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, Revere. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to St. Jude Research Hospital, PO Box 1000, Dept 142, Memphis, TN. 38101-9908. For more information, visit: www.vertuccioandsmith.com
Of Revere, formerly of Chelsea
Andrea P. (DeBellis) Bogus of Revere, formerly of Chelsea, died on December 18.
She was the devoted wife of Francis Bogus of Revere; beloved mother of Lisa Parziale and her husband, Anthony of Marblehead, Michelle Mannion and her husband, Tom of Lynn, Jennifer Bogus of Revere and Frank Bogus of Winthrop; dear sister of Rosemary Killam and her husband, Roger of North Carolina and the late Frank DeBellis II and is also lovingly survived by her granddaughter, Amanda Parziale of Marblehead as well as by many nieces and nephews.
Funeral arrangements were by the Smith Funeral Home, Chelsea. Burial was at Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. Expressions of sympathy in her name may be made to Development Center, MGH, 165 Cambridge St, Boston, MA 02114. Smith Funeral Home 617-889-1177 www.smithfuneralhomes.com
Lily (Gladstone) Lyons of Revere, formerly of Malden and Delray Beach, FL, entered eternal rest on December 18. She was 97 years old.
She was the devoted wife of the late Frank “Cal” Lyons. The retired Administrative Assistant in the Office of the Malden Superintendent of Schools, she was the beloved mother of Ellion Lyons and her husband, David Gondelman; cherished grandmother of Joshua Lyons Gondelman and Jenna Lyons Gondelman; dear sister of the late Fannie Ostrov, Marion Marcovitz, Doris Friedberg and Rose Sharaf.
Services were held at Sharon Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be donated to Congregation 420, c/o Jack Satter House 420 Revere Beach Boulevard Revere, MA 02151. For online condolences go to:
William ‘Papa’ Pothier
Of Malden, formerly of East Boston
William A. “Papa” Pothier of Malden, formerly of East Boston, died on December 18.
A US Air Force veteran of the Korean Conflict, he was the beloved husband for 52 years of Estelle (Doucet); dedicated Father, Role Model and Friend to Paul Pothier and his wife, Mary Ellen of Wilmington, Thomas Pothier and his wife, Robin of Tewksbury, Suzanne Olszak and her husband, John of Danvers, Peter Pothier and his wife, Debbie of Townsend, Joanne Catizone and her husband, Dante of Tewksbury, Roxanne Bournazian and her husband, Harry of Franklin and Leanne Guzman and her husband, Ignacio of Everett; son of the late Laurene and Ann Genevieve (Cotreau) Pothier; brother of Edwin Pothier of Revere, James Pothier of Taunton, Marjorie Delorey of East Boston, Ann Kramer of Taunton and the late Emilie Mascis; beloved grandfather to 27 beautiful grandchildren and one great granddaughter.
Funeral arrangements were by the Carroll Funeral Home, Malden. Burial was at St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Stoneham. In lieu of flowers, please make personal donations to Hallmark Health Visiting Nurse Assoc. and Hospice, 178 Savin St., Suite 300, Malden, MA 02148. www.carrollfh.com
Of East Boston
Giovanna (Polcaro) Contrada of East Boston died on December 18.
She was the beloved wife of Alfonso; devoted mother of Giovanni of California; dear sister of Assunta “Susie” Luongo of East Boston, Joseph Polcaro of North Carolina, Maria Maiorano of Revere and the late Antoinetta Baldassarre, Giuditta Pagliuca and Josephine Giannelli and is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews. Funeral arrangements were by the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home (Orient Heights) East Boston. Entombment was in the Mausoleum in Woodlawn Cemetery. For more information: www.ruggieromh.com
Member of Augusta Fraternal Association and Marinai D’Italia of Boston
Sebastiano Russo of Revere died on December 16.
A member of Augusta Fraternal Association of Boston and Marinai D’Italia of Boston, he was the beloved husband of Concetta (Pitruzzello) Russo; devoted father of Veronica Russo of Middleton, Luciano Russo and his wife, Maria of Peabody, Clelia Guarino and her husband, Antonio of Topsfield, John Russo and his wife, Leonina of Middleton; dear brother of John Russo of Revere, Lucia Costa and Carmelo Russo of Italy, Maria Mellace of Revere and Mario Russo of Lynnfield and is also survived by 11 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Funeral arrangements were by the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, Revere. Entombment was in Woodlawn Mausoleum. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to American Parkinson’s Disease Assoc. 72 East Concord St. Boston, Ma. 02118. For guestbook, please visit www.buonfiglio.com