US Postal Service Employee
Kinton L. Talbott of Revere died unexpectedly on March 8. He was 55 years old.
A US Postal Service employee, he was the beloved husband of Joyce (Wilson) Talbott; loving son of the late Jean P. Talbott and Margot (Cote) Riley; cherished brother of Roger Talbott and his wife, Karen of North Andover; adored son in law of Faye Wilson and dear brother in law of Barbara Wilson, both of Revere.
His Funeral Service will be held in the Serenity Chapel of the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home, 971 Saratoga St. (Orient Heights )East Boston today, Wednesday, March 13 at 11 a.m. Visitation will be prior to the service starting at 9 a.m. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited. Services will conclude with Mr. Talbott being laid to rest in Greenview Memorial Park, Fuller Street, Everett. In honoring Mr. Talbott, memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Association, 20 Speen St. Framingham, MA 01701.For more information: www.ruggieromh.com
Of Winthrop, formerly of East Boston
Walter F. Bostrom of Winthrop, formerly of East Boston, died on March 11.
The loving son of Lillian (Flot) Bostrom and her late husband, Walter N. of East Boston, he was the devoted father of Traci Bostrom of Chelsea and Brian of Winthrop; dear brother of Geraldine “Dolly” Natale of New Hampshire, David of East Boston, Marie Catanuso of Billerica, Richard “Dickie” of Revere and Darlene LoNano of Tewksbury.
His Funeral will be held from the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home, 971 Saratoga St., (Orient Heights) East Boston on Friday, March 15 at 9 a.m. with a Mass of Christian Burial in celebration of his life at Sacred Heart Church, Brooks Street at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited. Visiting hours are Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m. The Funeral home is handicapped accessible, a children’s lounge is available, courtesy valet parking at the front entrance of funeral home. For complimentary transportation to and from the funeral home please call 617 569 0990. Services will conclude with Mr. Bostrom being laid to rest in Woodlawn Cemetery. For more information: www.ruggieromh.com
Mass. Teachers Association Member
Jane W. Worcester of Central Point, Oregon, formerly of Springfield and Revere, died on March 3.
A member of the Massachusetts Teachers Association, she was the cherished daughter of the late George and Martha (O’Jampra) Worcester; dear sister of the late Norma Snow, Alice Horne, Marilyn Lampry and George Worcester and is also survived by several nieces and nehpews.
Funeral arrangements were by Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, Revere. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Shriners Hospitals for Children, 516 Carew Street, Springfield, MA 01104-2396.
Mary Lynn Colannino
Wife of Retired Revere Police Chief
Mary Lyn (Murphy) Colannino of Revere died peacefully surrounded by her family on March 6.
A former Verizon service representative, she was the beloved wife of Roy J. “Retired Chief RPD”; devoted mother of Roy and his wife, Claudia and Kevin and his wife, Leanne, all of Revere, Karen Mascott and her husband, Brad of Newburyport; loving grandmother of Alyssa, Cameron, Caroline, Cole, Kassi and Alli; dear sister of Patricia Kyle of Revere and Maureen Tuttavilla of Topsfield. She is also survived by her dear aunt, Eleanor Mancini and by many loving nieces, nephews and cousins.
Funeral arrangements were by the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons – Bruno Funeral Home, Revere. Burial was at Woodlawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Mary Lyn’s memory to the Jimmy Fund, 10 Brookline Place West, 6th Floor, Brookline, MA 02445-7295. For guestbook please visit www.buonfiglio.com
Lifelong Beachmont Resident
Joseph Schrafft of Revere passed away on March 3, at the Seacoast Nursing Care Center surrounded by loving family.
He was a lifelong resident of Beachmont and active alumnus of Revere High School, Class of 1948. Joseph attended North Shore Community College and worked in the engineering field. He was an avid fan of Boston sports teams. He enjoyed making models and woodworking after his retirement.
He was the eldest son of the late Herman and Mary (Moynahan) Schrafft, and brother of the late Rosemary Colbert. He is survived by his brother, James and his wife, Cindy of New Hampshire and his cousin, Daniel Kennedy of Burlington. He will be lovingly remembered by his nieces and nephews as well as grand nieces and grand nephews and will be missed by his long time neighbors and by his wonderful friends with whom he shared morning coffee for many years.
On March 17 at 10:30 a.m., a Mass will be dedicated to his memory at The Immaculate Conception Church of Revere. In recognition of, and in appreciation for his service in the United States Air Force, his final place of rest will be at the National Cemetery in Bourne.
Angelo ‘Junior’ Scanzillo
US Postal Service Retiree; Of Florida, formerly of Revere and East Boston
Angelo “Junior” Scanzillo of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, formerly of Revere and East Boston, died on March 4.
A US Air Force Korean Veteran and a US Postal Service retiree, he was the cherished son of the late Angelo and Louise (D’Orio) Scanzillo; dear brother of Anthony of East Boston, Joseph of New Hampshire and the late Emilio “Mel” Scanzillo and is also survived by many nieces and nephews.
A Celebration of his life was held in the Annunciation Church, Hollywood, Florida with a Memorial Mass to be held in St. Anthony’s Church, Revere at a later date.
Former Raytheon Executive Secretary; Member of Revere Moose, Revere Historical Society and Red Hat Society
Maryann L. (Anastas) Dillon of Revere died peacefully surrounded by her family on March 5 after a long battle with Lung Cancer. She was 80 years old.
A member of the Revere Moose Ladies Auxiliary, Revere Historical Society and the Red Hat Society, she was a former executive secretary at Raytheon in Lexington.
Born in Boston, the daughter of the late Nicholas and Ruth (Marston), she was the beloved wife of Daniel R. ; devoted mother of Malachy of California, Douglas of Revere, Maryann Wood and her husband, David of Manchester and the late Daniel; dear sister of Aileen Conlon and her husband, John of Weymouth and the late Nicholas Anastas, Ruth Harmon and Reenie Span. She is also survived by four loving grandchildren: Douglas, Frank, Daniel and Felix.
Funeral arrangements were by the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, Revere. Burial was at Holy Cross Cemetery. For guest book please visit www.Buonfiglio.com
Worked for Hysil
Josephine M. (Desisto) LaConca of Revere died on March 9. She was 88 years old.
Born in Revere and a retired packer for Hysil, she was the beloved wife of Vincent J. LaConca of Revere; devoted mother of Louise LaConca-Brown of Maine and Diane Brown and husband, Kevin of Revere; dear sister of the late Carmen Desisto, Mary Currier, Anthony Desisto, Albert Desisto Jr., Richard Desisto and Paul Desisto; cherished grandmother of Tracey Heyland and Ronald F. Brown Jr. and great-grandmother of Mason, Maxwell, Jacob, Caleb and Lilly. She is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.
Her Funeral will be held from the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons~Bruno Funeral Home, 128 Revere St., Revere on Thursday, March 14 at 9 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Anthony’s Church at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend. Visiting Hours are today, Wednesday, from 4 to 8 p.m. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in Josephine’s name may be made to: St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.. For guestbook please visit www.Buonfiglio.com
Broadway Bank Retiree
Judith A. (Fenno) MacDonald, a lifelong resident of Revere, died on January 12 at the Don Orione Nursing & Rehab. Center of East Boston following a long illness.
Born in Revere on July 13, 1941, she was a graduate of Revere High School, Class of 1961 and worked as a mortgage counselor for more than 15 years for the Broadway National Bank until retiring in 2002. Earlier, she worked as a Mass. Registered Phlebotomist at Boston Medical Center during the 1960’s and early 1970’s.
She was a faithful and devoted mother who spent the majority of her life caring for her children.
She was the cherished mother of Michele A. MacDonald of Revere and the late Michael C. MacDonald and the daughter of the late Amelia J. “Teddy” (Tedeschi) Fenno and the late Ralph F. Fenno. She is also lovingly survived by her former husband, Samuel B. MacDonald of Revere and by several caring cousins.
Family and friends are invited to attend a Memorial Funeral Mass on Tuesday, March 19 at 10:30 a.m. in the Immaculate Conception Church (corner of Beach Street and Winthrop Avenue) Revere. Internment is private. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to: Mass. General Hospital (Lung Cancer Research) Development Office, 165 Cambridge St., Ste 600, Boston MA 02114, Attn: Dr. Fidias & Dr. Choi.
Retired Revere Police Patrolman and Father of Revere Police Chief
George F. Cafarelli of Revere died at his Revere home on Monday, March 11 following a long illness. He was 78 years old.
Born and raised in Revere and a 1952 graduate of Revere High School, he followed in the footsteps of two of his older brothers, the late Lt. Antonio J. Cafarelli and the late Sgt. Leonard A. Cafarelli and joined the Revere Police Force. He retired in 1990 after 30 years of service with the Department.
He leaves his beloved wife of 52 years, Margaret M. “Peggy” (White) Cafarelli and was the devoted father of Revere Police Chief Joseph A. Cafarelli and his wife, Lisa, of Rowley; Laura M. Cafarelli of Revere and Revere Patrolman John A. Cafelli of Swampscott; the dear brother of Yolanda Criscuoli and her late husband, Alfonso of Revere, Malfalda Russomando and her late husband, Ralph of Springfield, Anna Formica and her husband, Charles of Danvers, Anita Smith and her late husband, Thomas of Nahant, Rita Presley of Saugus, Lydia O’Connor and her late husband, Al Fischer of Cornelius, North Carolina, Emily Warren and her husband, Edward of Revere, Vienna Mooney and her husband, Samuel of Youngsville, North Carolina and the late Lt. Antonio J. Cafarelli and Sgt. Leonard A. Cafarelli, Revere Police Department and Miss Olga Cafarelli. He is also lovingly survived by five grandchildren, two sisters in law, Malvina C. (Tata) Cafarelli and Maria I. Cafarelli, both of Revere and by many nieces, nephews, grand nieces and grand nephews.
Family and friends are invited to attend visiting hours on Thursday, March 14 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 Friday, March 15 at 9 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass at 10 a.m. in St. Anthony of Padua Church, Revere. For more information and directions, visit: www.vertuccioandsmith.com