Boston Police Detective
Joseph P. Gallant, Boston Police Department Detective, of West Roxbury, formerly of Revere passed away on January 4. He was 56 years old.
He was a veteran Detective with the Boston Police Department, most recently working out of the Family Justice Center and a member of the Boston Police Detectives Benevolent Society.
He was the loving and devoted husband of Katherine (Fougere) Gallant and beloved father of Jennifer Gallant, Joseph S. Gallant, Christopher Gallant, and Maria Gallant, all of West Roxbury; loving son of Joseph V. and Constance Gallant of Revere and cherished brother of Paul and Jean Gallant of Halifax, MA, Mark and Dianne Gallant of Hyannis, Mary Ann and Stephen O’Leary and Steven and Marissa Gallant, all of Reading. He is also survived by 40 wonderful nieces and nephews and countless extended family and devoted friends.
Funeral arrangements were by the William J. Gormley Funeral Home, West Roxbury. Burial was at St. Joseph Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to either the Holy Name Youth Service Project or to the New England Center for Children.
Violet ‘Vi’ Augusta Ciampoli
Beautiful Woman Who Led a Colorful Life
Violet (Vi) Augusta Ciampoli died on New Years Day at Peconic Landing in Greenport, New York. She was 91 years old.
“Vi” was born in Boston on July 19, 1921. She was a beautiful woman and had an incredibly colorful life. She was a synchronized swimmer with Ester Williams, danced with celebrities of her era like Frank Sinatra, and when World War II started, she became a welding ‘foreman’ at The Charlestown Naval Shipyards. She loved fashion and her career at Felines Department Store in Boston. Most of all, she cherished cooking for a crowd and being surrounded by her family.
She lived in the Boston area for most of her life and for 40 years she lived in Revere. “Vi” was a devoted wife and mother. She had four children, eight grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and seven great-great grandchildren.
In 2003 she moved to Peconic Landing on the East End of Long Island. She was the first resident of the new Assisted Care facility. She enjoyed the North Fork so much and being near the ocean, it reminded her of her New England roots.
Vi is survived by her children: Christopher Augusta of Peconic, New York, Nancy Cox of Miami, Florida, Anthony Augusta of Malden and their families. Her entire family celebrates her life and cherishes each and every memory of her.
She is resting at The Holy Cross Cemetery in Malden, at the Chapel Mausoleum per her wishes. A Memorial Service will be held at 11a.m. Saturday, January 12tat St. Patrick’s Church in Southold, New York.
Eleanor (Cesareo) Puopolo of Revere died on January 3.
She was the beloved wife of Frank; loving sister of Anthony Cesareo and the late Joan Cesareo, Katherine Stokes, Leo Cesareo, Lee Caissie, Josephine, Larry, Nancy and Richard Cesareo and is also survived many loving nieces and nephews.
Funeral arrangements were by the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons – Bruno Funeral Home, Revere. Entombment was at Holy Cross Mausoleum. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Allcare Hospice, 210 Market St., Lynn, MA 01901. For guest book, visit: www.buonfiglio.com.
William Fallon, Sr.
Retired VP of Northwest Insurance of Lexington, Former Revere K of C Grand Knight
William E. Fallon, Sr., a lifelong Revere resident, died on January 3 at the Kaplan Family Hospice House of Danvers following a long illness. He was 88 years old.
Born in Chelsea and a lifelong resident of Revere, he was a 1940 graduate of Revere High School. He entered the US Marine Corps in May of 1943 and served until April of 1956, discharged at the rank of Sergeant.
Most of his working career was within the insurance industry as a licensed broker and salesman and he retired as the vice president of Northwest Insurance Company of Lexington.
For more than 40 years, he was a member of the Revere Council, Knights of Columbus #`79 and served as Grand Knight in the 1960’s.
He is survived by his adoring and faithful wife, C. Marie (DiModica) Fallon – the couple recently celebrated their 66th wedding anniversary. He was the cherished father of Dr. John A. Fallon and his late wife, Irene of Lynnfield, Attorney William E. Fallon, Jr. and his wife, Joan of Melrose, Francis K. Fallon and his wife, Loretta and Daniel J. Fallon and his wife, Margaret, all of Lynnfield. He was also the devoted grandfather of John A. Fallon, Jr. and his wife, Cynthia of Lynnfield, Jennifer A. Fallon of Danvers, Elizabeth M. and Mark X. Fallon, both of Revere and Christina M. Fallon of Danvers. He is also lovingly survived by a large extended family of nieces, nephews, grand nieces and grand nephews.
Family and friends are invited to attend a Memorial Funeral Mass today, Wednesday, January 9 in the Immaculate Conception Church (corner of Beach Street and Winthrop Avenue) Revere. Internment will be private. Funeral arrangements are by the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals of Revere. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be sent to the Hospice of the North Shore & Greater Boston, 75 Sylvan St., Danvers, MA 01923, Attn: Kaplan Family Hospice House or to: All-Care Hospice, 210 Market St., Lynn, MA 01901. For more information, visit: www.vertuccioandsmith.com.
Brick Layer and Member of Local 3
Phillip Molea of Revere, formerly of East Boston, died on January 5 at Union Hospital in Lynn. He was 70 years old.
Born in Boston, he grew up in East Boston, the son of the late Stephen and Marie Sclafani and later moved to Revere.
A brick layer and a member of Local 3, he was the beloved husband of Rosemarie (Gaeta); devoted father of Stephen P. and his wife, Michele of Revere, Sheila A. Nappi and her husband, Adam of Freeport, Maine and Sheryl R. Molea of North Carolina; dear brother of Frank of Lynn, Stephen of California and the late Anna Shea, Katherine Izzo and Nicholas Molea. He is also survived by six loving grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral arrangements were by the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, Revere. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Lung Association, 460 Totten Pond Road, Suite 400, Waltham Ma 02451. For guest book please visit www.Buonfiglio.com
Of East Boston, formerly of Revere
Mary (Jasko) Selvitella of East Boston, formerly of Revere, died on January 3. She was born February 13, 1915 and was 97 years old.
She was the beloved wife of the late George Selvitella, Sr.; loving mother of Richard Selvitella and his wife, Catherine of North Easton, Paul Selvitella and his wife, Debbie of Woburn and George Selvitella Jr. and his wife, Michelle of Hyannis; cherished grandmother of Craig, Matthew, Gary and the late Richard Jr.; great-grandmother of Sienna and Dylan.
Funeral arrangements were by the Kirby-Rapino Memorial Home, (Orient Heights) East Boston. At the family’s request, interment is private. Memorial donations in may be made to: Guardian Hospice, 1214 Park St., Stoughton, MA 02072. For online condolences please visit www.kirby-rapino.com
Former Revere City Council President and Ward 5 Councilor
William C. Flynn of Revere died on January 2 at Beth Israel Hospital. He was 73 years old.
A Self Employed Insurance and Financial Advisor, he was a US Navy Vietnam veteran, former City of Revere Council President, Ward 5 Councilor, a former president of Revere Little League and a member of the H.B.P.A at Suffolk Downs.
He was the beloved husband of the late Joanne (Palagreco); son of the late William and Elizabeth (LeFay) Flynn; devoted father of Deanna Creamer and her husband, Stephen of Medford and Terence Flynn and his wife, Virginia Meara of Revere; dear brother of Daniel of Chelsea, Patricia Gallucci of Revere, Michael and Carolyn Flynn, both of Nahant, Barbara Foulds, Nancy Flynn and Timothy Flynn, all of Revere and the late Ann Bostrom. He is also survived by his loving grandchildren Harrison, Hannah, Liam, Adam, Alexyss and by many nieces and nephews.
Funeral arrangements were by the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, Revere. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Heart Association, 20 Speen St., Framingham MA 01701. Burial was at Woodlawn Cemetery. For Guest Book, please visit www.Buonfiglio.com
Revere Veteran’s Affairs Office Retiree
Madeline E. (Maskell) Libby of Bradenton, FL, formerly of Revere, born February 17, 1922, died on December 29, 2012 after a brief illness. She was 90 years old.
She retired from the Veteran’s Affairs Office in Revere, and worked as a secretary at Temple Beth Israel on Longboat Key for many years.
Born in Boston, she lived in Revere until she moved to Bradenton in 1980. She was predeceased in death by her husband Sheridan, a Sergeant on the Revere Police Department, and her sisters, Eleanor Maskell of Lynnfield, Edith Cohen of Revere, Norma Greenberg of Ft. Worth, Texas and a brother, Lester Maskell of Lynn.. She was also predeceased by her grandson, Seth Hyatt in 1979.
She is survived by her daughters Susan and her husband, Arthur Thevenin of Bradenton, and Joan Libby and her husband, David Hawk of Seaside Park, New Jersey and Sarasota Florida and by two grandsons Matthew Hawk of New York and Simon Hawk of New Jersey.
Memorial donations can be made to: Lighthouse of Manasota, 7318 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, Fl. 34243, Att: LaRetta. A private service will be held at a later date at Arlington National Cemetery. Arrangements are by The National Cremation Society.
Of Revere, formerly of East Boston
Antoinette (Beatrice) Giordano of Revere, formerly of East Boston, died on January 1.
The beloved wife of the late Anthony “Pee Wee” Giordano with whom she shared 71 years of marriage, she was the loving mother of Beatrice Esposito and her husband, James of Revere, Anthony Giordano and his wife, Judith of Danvers; dear sister of Rose Scanzillo of Billerica and the late Lucy Vella, Helen Montainino, Louise Barrasso, John Beatrice and Mary Giangregorio; cherished grandmother of Eric and his companion. Josephine Rossi, James Esposito and his companion, Johanna Eve and Jonathan and Domenica Giordano; great grandmother of Samantha, Sydney, Johnathan and Jacob Giordano. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews.
Funeral arrangements were by Vazza’s ‘Beechwood” Funeral Home, Revere. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. For guest book: www.vazzafunerals.com.
Pasquale ‘Pat’ Lochiatto
Member of BC College Hall of Fame and Boston English Hall of Fame for Track and Field; Selected to Compete in 1956 Olympics, Former Proprietor of E.B. Lumber Yard
Pasquale A. “Pat” Lochiatto of Revere, formerly of East Boston, died on January 3.
A graduate of Boston College, Class of 1955, and a U.S. Army veteran, he was the former Proprietor of E. B Lumber Yard. “Pat” was inducted into the Boston College Hall of Fame for Track and Field in 1992 and the Boston English Hall of Fame for Track and Field in 1994 and was selected to compete in the 1956 Olympics.
He was the beloved husband of more than 51 years to Louise (Bellofatto) Lochiatto; devoted father of Anthony and his wife, Carmen of the North End of Boston, Daria Romano and her husband, Kurt of Revere, Maria Sorkin and her husband, Scott of Virginia and Joseph Lociatto of Boston; dear brother of JoAnn Fuller of Melrose and the late Anthony Lochiatto; cherished grandfather of Nicholas, Nina, Alexander, Jason, Elena, Anthony E. and Victor and is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.
Funeral arrangements were by the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home, (Orient Heights) East Boston. For more information or to send an online condolence: www.ruggieromh.com
Paul ‘Bo’ Leslie
Of Weymouth, formerly of Beachmont
Paul “Bo” Leslie of Weymouth, formerly of Beachmont, died on December 30 at the Sawtelle Hospice House in Reading. He was 83 years old.
Born and raised in Revere, he was the son of the late Frank and Letitia (Toomey) Leslie. A systems manager for many years with the U.S. Department of Justice, Mr. Leslie was a U.S. Army, Korean War veteran. He has been a resident of Weymouth since 1982 and previously lived in the Beachmont section of Revere.
He is survived by his former wife Paula (Lavery) Leslie; six children; David Leslie and his wife, Karen, Susan Leslie O.P. of Dominican Sisters, Timothy Leslie and his wife, Bernadette, Thomas Leslie and his partner, Kimberly Sigler, Stephen Leslie and his wife, Colleen, Mary Ellen Acone and her husband, Martin and 12 grandchildren. He was the brother of Letitia Coffey and Dorothy O’Donnell and was predeceased by five brothers and sisters. Mr. Leslie was the father in law of Martha Shook-Leslie.
Funeral arrangements were by the Bisbee-Porcella Funeral Home, Saugus. Burial was at the VA Cemetery, Bourne. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to Sawtelle Family Hospice, 320 Haverhill Street, Reading, MA 01867. For condolences: www.BisbeePorcella.com.
Late Proprietor of Puritan Fish
Charles J. Vitale of Revere, formerly of the North End of Boston, died on January 6.
The late proprietor of Puritan Fish Co., Boston Fish Pier, he was a member of the Madonna Del Soccorso Fishermans Club.
He was the beloved husband of Rita (D’Ortona) Vitale with whom he shared 56 years of marriage; loving father of Charles J. Vitale, Jr. and his companion, Debbie, of Lynn, Patricia Cameron and her husband, Dan of Reading and Maria Cannatella and her companion, John Serven of Peabody; father in law of Cindy Vitale of Medford and John Cannatella of Salem, NH; dear brother of Salvatore Vitale of Revere, Antonetta Wozniak of Medford and was also the brother of many late siblings. He was the cherished grandfather of John Jr., and Joseph Cannatella, Christopher. Gregory and Stephanie Carmeron and Darla Vitale and is also lovingly survived by many nieces and nephews.
His funeral will be held from Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, 262 Beach St., Revere, today, Wednesday at 9 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Mary of the Assumption Church, Revere at 10 a.m. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. For guest book and directions: www.vazzafunerals.com
Peabody High School Teachers Aide, TSA at Logan Airport
Maggie M. (Sotuyo) Hartigan of West Peabody died at the Kaplan Family House of Danvers on January 3 following a long illness. She was 57 years old.
Mrs. Hartigan was born in Brownsville, Texas and lived there for most of her life. She was a 1975 graduate of Homer Hanna High School in Brownsville and was a waitress for several area restaurants in Brownsville before coming to West Peabody 12 years ago. For several years, she worked in the Peabody School system as a teacher’s aide before joining the security team at Logan Airport where she was employed as a TSA until her health began to fail.
Throughout her long and arduous illness, she never became negative nor did she lose her uncanny and immense sense of humor and wit. She was an outstanding wife, mother, sister, daughter, niece, cousin, grandmother and colleague. Her almost contagious laugh and hearty attitude will long be remembered by all. She was an exceptionally enthusiastic cheerleader at her children’s sporting events.
She was the beloved wife of 22 years of Paul E. Hartigan; the cherished mother of: John Michael Majorado of Brownsville, Texas, Paul E. and Sioban J. Hartigan, both of Peabody; the adored daughter of Ester (Olvera) Sotuyo of Brownsville, Texas and the late Gilbert Sotuyo; dear sister of Gloria S. Flesner of Houston, Texas, Gilberg Sotuyo, Jr. and his wife, Terry, Rosy Johnson and her husband, Robert, Joey Sotuyo and his wife, Penny, Jimmy S. Sotuyo, Norma Salazar and her husband, Jerry, all of Brownsville, Texas and the late Danny Sotuyo. She is also lovingly survived by her grandson, Levi Majordo, by many caring nieces and nephews and by the large extended Hartigan family of the North Shore and beyond. She was also the daughter in law of the late Dr. William J. Hartigan and Marion P. (Brown) Hartigan. (Dr. Hartigan was the retired Assistant Postmaster General for the Bureau of Transporation and International Services under JFK.)
All of her family and most especially her nieces and nephews will hold her “in the palm of their hands” for her dignity, strength, compassion and grace.
To the entire staff at North Shore Hospice and, in particular, Dr. Alain Chaoui and Dr. Stephanie Moore, the family acknowledges with grateful hearts their extraordinary care.
Family and friends are invited to visit with the family on Thursday, January 10 from 4 to 7 p.m. in the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Route 107) Revere. Her Funeral Mass will be celebrated in the Immaculate Conception Church, Revere on Friday, January 11 at 10:30 a.m. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Central New England Chapter, 101 First Avenue, Waltham, MA 02454. For directions, visit: www.vertuccioandsmith.com.
Avid Boater, Roofer, Laborer and Stop & Shop employee
John T. Hegarty of Randolph died unexpectedly at home on January 3 after suffering an acute myocardial infarction upon returning home from working as a foreman on the night shift at Stop and Shop where he worked for the past four years. He was 50 years old.
Prior to working for Stop & Shop, he worked in the roofing industry for many years with “Angelo’s Roofing” of Revere. He was an avid boater and enjoyed his time on the ocean, sailing the harbor.
He was the beloved and faithful husband of 29 years to Lee M. (Frieden); devoted bother of Kathleen M. Walsh and her husband, Lawrence, Maureen A. Alikonis and her husband, Stephen, all of Winthrop and the late Michael J. Haggerty. He was the dear uncle to Stefani Kosinski
Of Chelsea, Diana Walsh of San Diego, California, Daniel and Andrew Walsh, both of St. Petersburg, Florida and Christopher Nicholas and Ryan Alikonis, all of Tewksbury. He also leaves his sisters in law, Maryann Hagerty of Revere and Ellen Spicuzza of Canton. He was the caring nephew of Robert P. Hegarty and his wife, Patricia of Tewksbury, Maryann Giglio and her husband, Roger of Revere, Eileen M. Hegarty of New Beford and the late Kevin M. Hegarty. He was also the grandson of the late Timothy and Anne T. (Sheridan) Hegarty.
Family and friends are invited to visit with the family on Sunday, January 13 beginning at 12 noon in the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Route 107) Revere. His funeral service will be conducted in the funeral home at 1 p.m. In lieu of flowers, Remembrances may be made to the American Heart Association, 30 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701-4688 or to the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701-9376. For more information, visit: www.vertuccioandsmith.com
John Johnson, Jr.
John Calvin Johnson, Jr. of Revere died on January 5 at the Northend Community Rehabilitation & Nursing Center of Boston following a long illness.
Born and raised in Revere, he spent the majority of his working career within the construction industry and was a graduate of Revere High School, Class of 1967. Mr. Johnson lived in Georgetown for more than 10 years before returning to Revere 15 years ago.
He was the beloved father of : Tanya M. Johnson and John C. Johnson, III and his wife, Donna, of Winthrop; the devoted brother of Robert T. Johnson of Winthrop and the loving nephew of Frank V. infante and his wife, Carmela “Mal” of Revere. He was the son of the late John C. Johnson, Sr. and Louise “Tootsie” Infante-Johnson.
In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701-9736. Arrangements were entrusted to the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals of Revere: www.vertuccioandsmith.com.
Former Stage Technician
Richard McEvoy of Malden, formerly of Revere, died on January 5 at the Lighthouse Nursing Care Center. He was 58 years old.
A former stage technician and a member of I.A.T.S.E. Local 1 of Boston, he was the beloved son of Rita (Coscia) and the late Joseph; dear brother of Robert McEvoy of Boston and Karen and Susan McEvoy, both of Malden; loving uncle of Jill and Joseph McEvoy of Boston and is also survived by many loving aunts and cousins. His Funeral Service will be held in the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, 128 Revere St., Revere on Thursday, January 10 at 7 p.m. Relatives and friends are kindly invited. Visiting hours will be held prior to the service from 4 to 7 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to All Care Hospice 210 Market St, Lynn Ma 01901. For guest book please visit www.Buonfiglio.com
Of Revere, formerly of East Boston
William B. Festa of Revere, formerly of East Boston, died on January 5.
A US Army Air Force veteran of World War II, he was the beloved husband of Mary (Poccio) Festa; loving father of Carol Baptista and her husband, Ronald and William “Chuck” Festa and his wife, Judith, all of Peabody; dear brother of the late Louis, Michael, Benjamin, James, Anthony and Clara Festa, Josephine Lanza and Angelina Collins; cherished grandfather of Ronald and Marissa Baptista, Alana and Giana Festa; great grandfather of Michael and Morgan Hatch. He is also lovingly survived by many nieces and nephews.
His Funeral will be held from Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, 252 Beach St., Revere on Friday morning at 8 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Mary of the Assumption Church, Revere at 9 a.m. Family and friends may visit Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m. Entombment will be at Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Sawtelle Family Hospice House, 320 Haverhill St., Reading, MA 01867. For guest book and directions: www.vazzafunerals.com