Obituaries 02-13-2013

February 13, 2013
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Catherine Texera

Paralegal and Advocate for Homeless, Underprivileged, Elderly and Disenfranchised

Catherine M. (Forgione) Texera died at her Revere home on February 10 after a three year battle with cancer. She was 66 years old.

Born in Boston, she lived in Revere for most of her life and was a 1964 graduate of Revere High School. She went to work for the Greater Boston Legal Aid Services as a clerk and worked incessantly to rise to the position of “Paralegal.” She was an advocate for the homeless, the underprivileged, the elderly and the disenfranchised for more than 30 years.

She was the devoted mother of Beth A. and Jonathan E. Texera, both of Revere, Jillian L. Elliott and her husband, Mark J. of Storrs, CT and Michael E. Texera and his wife, Jessica of Chaplin, CT; the cherished grandmother of Jacob M. Vetree of Revere, Bryan R. and Grace C. Elliott, both of Storrs, CT and Giana N. and Rocco M. Texera, both of Chaplin, CT; the dear sister of Robert Forgione and his wife, Judith of Burlington and is also lovingly survived by her former husband, Ronald F. Texera and several nieces and nephews.

Family and friends are invited to attend visiting hours today, Wednesday, February 13 in the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Route 107) Revere from 5 to 9 p.m. Her Funeral will be conducted from the funeral home on Thursday, February 14 at 10 a.m. followed by the service in the funeral home at 11 a.m. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to: Friends of MEL, 200 Ledgewood Place, Rockland, MA 02370. For more information, visit: www.vertuccioandsmith.com (www.friendsofmem.org)

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Gaetano Consolo

Retired Revere Policeman

Gaetano Consolo of Florida, formerly of East Boston and Revere, died unexpectedly on February 10.

A Retired Revere Policeman and a past member of the Mass. Policeman’s Association, he was the devoted father of Philip, Sr. of Revere and John of Rutland, MA; dear brother of John Consolo and his wife, Kathy of East Boston; loving son of the late Felice and Mary (Cannata) Consolo; cherished grandfather of  Philip Jr. and Jack T. Consolo and is also survived by many fond aunts, uncles and cousins.

His Funeral will be from the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home, 971 Saratoga St., (Orient Heights) East Boston on Friday, February 15 at 9 a.m. with a Mass of Christian Burial in celebration of his life at St. Anthony’s Church, Revere at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited. Visiting hours are Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m.  Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery.

The Funeral Home is handicapped accessible, a children’s lounge is available, courtesy valet parking at the front entrance. For complimentary transportation to and from the funeral home, please call 617 569 0990. For more information: www.ruggieromh.com

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Carolyn Cierri

Of Revere

Carolyn Cierri of Revere died unexpectedly on February 5.

She was the loving mother of Derik Mckay of Revere and Laura Boisvert and her husband, Brian of Merrimack, NH; cherished daughter rof Jon and his wife, Elizabeth Cierri and Helen (Meyer) Wall and the late George Wall, fiance of John Hayes of Revere; dear sister of several siblings; cherished grandmother of Brianna Boisvert. She is also survived by the father of her children Scott McKay of Quincy and by many nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements are by Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, Revere. Committal will be private. For guest book: www.vazzafunerals.com

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Sandra Ortiz

Of East Boston
Sandra A. (Harris) Ortiz of East Boston, formerly of Jamaica Plain, died on February 4.

The beloved wife of the late Luis M. Ortiz, she was the loving mother of Freddy Ortiz and his wife, Josefina of Shelton, CT, James Ortiz and his wife, Sabrina of Revere, John Ortiz, and Luis Ortiz and his wife, Denise of Revere; cherished grandmother of Paul, Michael, Christina, Freddy Jr., James Jr., Justin, Jacob, Luis Jr., Isabella, Jonathon, and Linda; great-grandmother of Jocelyn and Anthony; dear sister of James Harris and his wife, Jean of Malden, Christina Gerald of Newbury and the late Lawrence Harris and his surviving wife, Beverly of Quincy. She is also survived by loving nieces and nephews. Funeral arrangements were by the Kirby-Rapino Memorial Home, (Orient Heights) East Boston.  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to: East Boston Social Center, 68 Central Square, East Boston, MA 02128. For online condolences please visit: www.kirby-rapino.com

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Elaine Dacey

Retired Educator and Past President of the Salem State Alumni Association

Elaine F. (Monahan) Dacey of Winthrop passed away on February 6. She was 70 years old.

She was the beloved wife of 48 years of William H. Dacey. Born in Melrose, she was the daughter of the late John J. and Elizabeth F. (Murphy) Monahan; devoted mother of Kevin P. Dacey of East Boston, Susan E. Bellis and her husband, Donald of Auburn, WA, Maureen D. Nevers and her husband, Patrick of Randolph, VT, Kathleen T. Cesareo and her husband, Lawrence of Revere, Brian W. Dacey of Winthrop and Kristen M. Dacey of Tacoma, WA; dear sister of Joyce Moore of Bradford, VT and Charles Monahan of Winthrop and the cherished ‘Grammy’ of Nickolas, Lyncoln, and Jacob Bellis and cherished ‘Mammy’ of Delaney and Carter Cesareo. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews. Funeral arrangements were by the Maurice W. Kirby Funeral Home, Winthrop. A Funeral Mass was held in St. John the Evangelist Church-Winthrop on Feb. 11. Donations in her name can be made to CurePSP 30 E. Padonia Rd, Ste 201,Timonium, MD 21093 or to www.psp.org., to help find a cure for Corticobasal Degeneration. For guestbook, visit www.mauricekirbyfh.com.

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Mary Zaino

Of Hubbardston, formerly of Revere

Mary A. Zaino of Hubbardston, formerly of Revere,  died on February 6. She was 71 years old.

Born in Tewksbury, she grew up in Melrose, graduated from Melrose High School and raised her family in Revere for more than 20 years.

She was the devoted mother of Christina Costello of Melrose, Robert Zaino, Jr. of Nashua, NH, Stacey Bellone of Hubbardston, and Eric Zaino of Melrose; the dear sister of Walter Brown and his wife, Joan of Revere; cherished grandmother of Christen, Jennifer, Kayla, Sophia, David, Amanda, Alexandra, Zachary, and beloved great-grandmother to Gianna.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend her Memorial Mass at St. Mary’s Church, 9 Herbert St., Melrose, 02176 on February 16 at 10 a.m. There will be a reception immediately following at the VFW, 14 Chipman Ave., Melrose, MA 02176.

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Margaret Ferrairo

Retired Nurse’s Aide of Saugus, formerly of Revere

Margaret (Verrengia) Ferrairo of Saugus, formerly of Revere, died on February 6.

A nurse’s aide who worked at the Woodlawn Manor Nursing Home for many years, she was the beloved wife of the late Alfred G. ; devoted mother of Ann Lupo of Cambridge, Thomas of Lynn, David and his wife, Gail of Haverhill, Joseph and his wife, Bernadette of Peabody and the late Alfred Jr. and Diane Borgasano; dear sister of John Verrengia of Revere, Thomas Verrengia of Saugus and the late Joseph Verrengia, Arthur Verrengia, Benny Verrengia, Tony Verrengia, Anna Dupuis and Mary Mazzola. She is also survived by 13 loving grandchildren, nine great grandchildren and her loving niece with whom she lived, Ann Marinelli. Funeral arrangements were by the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, Revere. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery. For guestbook please visit www.Buonfiglio.com

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Lydia Cozza 

Of Lynn, formerly of Revere 

Lydia Cozza of Lynn, formerly of Revere, died unexpectedly at her residence on January 29.  She was 47 years old.

The daughter of the late Antonio and Gemma (Turano) Cozza, she was a graduate of Revere High School, Class of 1983.  She leaves behind her partner, Joe Chandler of Lynn and her sister, Lori Reardon of Revere.

A private funeral service was held at Goodrich Funeral Home in Lynn.

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Karen Belanger 

Of Revere, formerly of East Boston 

Karen A. (Keohane) Belanger of Revere, formerly of East Boston, died on February 4.

She was the beloved wife of Robert J. “Bo” Belanger; loving mother of Nadine Bousaleh and her husband, Rob, of So. Weymouth and Sherry Belanger of Revere; cherished daughter of the late Red and Fannie Keohane; dear sister of Timothy Keohane and Catherine Brayden-Strelitz of East Boston, Eileen Darling of Malden, Elaine Tripp of Saugus and the late Joseph F. Keohane, Jr. She is also survived by two loving grandchildren, Gianna and Olivia as well as by many nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by Vazza’s Beechwood” Funeral Home, Revere. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to The City of Revere Summer Parks and Recreation Programs, c/o Ashley Mainik (781-286-8160) Revere City Hall, 281 Broadway, Revere, MA 02151. For guest book: www.vazzafunerals.com.

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Thomas Cannarozzo 

Salesman 

Thomas Cannarozzo, formerly of Revere, died on February 10 at the Twin Oaks Care & Rehabilitation Center of Danvers.  He was 54 years old.

The devoted son of the late Carmine and Nancy (Soriano) Cannarozzo, he was born in Malden and raised in Revere.  He graduated from Revere High School and the University of Massachusetts in Boston and worked as a salesman, selling food products for many years.  He loved his family, golfing, playing and refereeing hockey, cooking and was a people person.

He was the loving father of Lauren Waterson and her husband, Christopher, Juliana Cannarozzo and Carmen Cannarozzo. The former husband of Joanne (Ricciardelli) Cannarozzo, he is also survived by many close and devoted friends.

His Funeral Service will be held in the Gately Funeral Home, 79 W. Foster St., Melrose on Saturday, February 16 at 2 p.m.  Relatives and friends are respectfully invited.  Visiting hours will be held prior to the service from noon to 2 p.m. Burial will be private.  Memorial contributions in Tom’s memory may be made to the Brain Tumor Foundation, 1350 Ave. of the Americas, Suite 1200, NY, NY 10019 or braintumorfoundation.org.  For directions, flowers or to sign Tom’s guest book please visit: www.gatelyfh.com

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William DelSapio 

Active Member of Saugus VFW and Saugus K of C 

William P. DelSapio of Shrewsbury, a former lifelong resident of Revere, died on February 9 at University of Massachusetts Medical Center in Worcester following a brief illness. He was 86 years old.

Both he and his wife of 62 years, Gloria M. (Pasquale) moved to Shrewsbury two years ago to be near family. He was a 1944 graduate of Revere High School,  joined the US Army after graduation and served for over three years.

All of his working career was spent in the construction business as a heavy equipment operator. He worked for several area construction firms and was a longtime member of the Saugus VFW, serving on their Board of Directors and was also a member of the Saugus Knights of Columbus.

In addition to his wife, he leaves two sisters, Mary Ferrante of Somerville and Loretta Gallagher and her husband, William of New Hampshire and Florida. He was also the brother of the late Salvatore and Ronald DelSapio and Rose Connolly; the devoted uncle to Dr. Edward C. Alvino and his wife, Karen J. of Shrewsbury and the great uncle of Melissa R. and Charles A. Alvino; the brother in law of the late Armando A. “Eddie” Alvino and his late wife, Rose M. (Pasquale) and Antoinette M. “Ann” Carifio.

Family and friends are invited to attend his funeral from the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Route 107) Revere on Saturday, February 16. Visiting with the family beginning at 9 a.m. will be followed by a Funeral Mass in the Immaculate Conception Church (corner of Beach Street and Winthrop Avenue) Revere at 11 a.m. Interment will be at Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. For additional information: www.vertuccioandsmith.com

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Gaetano Consolo 

Retired Revere Policeman 

Gaetano Consolo of Florida, formerly of East Boston and Revere, died unexpectedly on February 10.

A Retired Revere Policeman and a past member of the Mass. Policeman’s Association, he was the devoted father of Philip, Sr. of Revere and John of Rutland, MA; dear brother of John Consolo and his wife, Kathy of East Boston; loving son of the late Felice and Mary (Cannata) Consolo; cherished grandfather of  Philip Jr. and Jack T. Consolo and is also survived by many fond aunts, uncles and cousins.

His Funeral will be from the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home, 971 Saratoga St., (Orient Heights) East Boston on Friday, February 15 at 9 a.m. with a Mass of Christian Burial in celebration of his life at St. Anthony’s Church, Revere at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited. Visiting hours are Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m.  Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery.

The Funeral Home is handicapped accessible, a children’s lounge is available, courtesy valet parking at the front entrance. For complimentary transportation to and from the funeral home, please call 617 569 0990. For more information: www.ruggieromh.com

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Rita McCarthy 

Shaw’s (Cerretanni’s) Retiree 

Rita M. (Spillane) McCarthy of Revere died on February 11 at the Leonard Florence Center for Living, Chelsea following a long illness. She was 73 years old.

Born in Limerick City, Ireland, she came to the USA in 1959 and settled in Revere with her late husband, Gerard P. “Patrick” McCarthy who died in July of 2010. For more than 40 years, she worked at the former Cerretanni’s – Shaw’s Market as a clerk until retiring when she was 65 years old.

She was the devoted mother of Karen A. Colwell of Revere and David McCarthy and his wife, Shoie of Marietta, Georgia; the cherished grandmother of Aidan G. and Zachary T. Colwell of Revere and Ava C. and Quinn E. McCarthy, both of Marietta, Georgia; the dear and faithful sister of Noel Spillane and his wife, Dymphna of County Clare, Ireland and the late Patricia “Pat” Claffey and the late Thomas Spillane. She is also lovingly survived by her sister in law Doris Spillane of Pembroke and her brother in law, Percy Claffey of County Limerick, Ireland and by many nieces and nephews.

Family and friends are invited to attend visiting hours on Thursday, February 14 from 4 to 8 p.m.in the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Route 107) Revere. Her Funeral will be held from the Funeral Home on Friday, February 15 at 9:30 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in the Immaculate Conception Church (Corner of Beach Street and Winthrop Avenue) Revere at 10:30 a.m. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Mass. General Hospital – Cancer Center, Development Office, 165 Cambridge St., Suite 600, Boston, MA 02114; by phone at 617-726-2200 or on line at: www.give.massgeneral.org.

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