Salvatore ‘Skippy’ D’Addario
Proprietor and Founder of “ABBA Medical Supply” of Exeter, NH
Salvatore J. “Skippy” D’Addario of New Hampshire, formerly of East Boston and Revere, died unexpectedly on March 27 at the Exeter Hospital, Exeter, NH. He had been in declining health for more than a year following a course of kidney dialysis.
Born and raised in East Boston, he attended East Boston Schools until his family moved to Revere in 1963. He was a graduate of Revere High School, Class of 1969 and lived in the Chelsea-Revere area until moving to Newmarket, NH 23 years ago. He was the founder and owner of “ABBA Medical Supply Co., Inc.” of Exeter, New Hampshire for 18 years before selling the business in July of 2009 due to long standing health related issues.
“Skippy” was a former longtime member of the Exeter Chamber of Commerce and was most active as a member of the “Well of Living Water Church” of Northampton, NH.
He leaves his treasured wife of 23 years, Patricia A. O’Hara-D’Addario of Newmarket, New Hampshire. He was the devoted brother of Gregory J. “Butchie” D’Addario and his spouse, Randal J. “Randy” Cefalu and Judy C. D’Addardio, all of Revere; cherished godfather and uncle to: Tavian V. D’Addario of Revere and several other nieces and nephews. He is also lovingly survived by his wife’s family, the O’Hara’s of East Boston and the North Shore. “Skippy” enjoyed a unique relationship with his extended family of in-laws, especially his nieces and nephews.
Family and friends are invited to attend visiting hours today, Wednesday, April 3 from 9 to 11:45 a.m. in the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Route 107) Revere. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to: “Covenant House” 460 West 41st St., New York, NY 10036. For more information, visit: www.vertuccioandsmith.com
Antonetta ‘Nana’ Dello Russo
Antonetta “Nana” Dello Russo of Everett, formerly of Boston, died on March 24.
She was the cherished daughter of the late Harry and Catherine (Catanzaro) Dello Russo; dear sister of Josephine Simons of Florida, Angelina Dello Russo of Revere, Catherine Festa of Everett, Anthony “Midge” Dello Russo of Malden and his wife, Marle and the late Henry Dello Russo, Joseph “Red” Dello Russo and his wife, Yvonne Dello Russo of Revere. She is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.
Funeral arrangements were by Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, Revere. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. Remembrances may be made in Antonetta’s name to Alzheimer’s Association, 311 Arsenal St., Swatertown, MA 02472 or Annemark Nursing Home, 133 Salem St., Revere 02151. For guestbook: www.vazzafunerals.com
Chelsea School System Cafeteria Retiree
Mildred (Bentley) Bencale of Revere, formerly of Georgia and briefly of Florida, died on Good Friday, March 29 at the Bear Hill Nursing Center of Wakefield following a long confinement. She was 85 years old.
Born and raised in Palmetto, Georgia, she came to live in Revere more than 60 years ago. Before retiring in 1989, she worked within the Chelsea School System as a cafeteria worker for more than 10 years. In 1990, she moved briefly to Florida and then returned to Massachusetts to make her home with her daughter, Mildred J. Pontremoli and her husband, Edward J. in Rowley. In 2004, when her health began to decline, she became a resident of Bear Hill Nursing Center.
She was the wife of the late John Bencale who died in June of 1980; the devoted mother of John Bencale and his wife, Barbara of Fountain Hills, Arizona, Robert A. Bencale and his wife, Maureen of Stoneham and Mildred J. Pontremoli and her husband, Edward J. of Newburyport; the cherished grandmother of Angela Macero and her husband, Joseph of Wakefield, Danielle Pontremoli of Newburyport, Jay Bencale and his wife, Tiffany of Nunan, Georgia, Nicola Cover and her husband, Craig Cover of Kentucky, Michael Bencale and Christopher, both of Swampscott, Robert Bencale of California, Robert Bencale of California and Jake Bencale of Stoneham. She is also lovingly survived by two great grandchildren: Brandon and Gracie, a sister in law, Linda Bentley of Florida and by many nieces, nephews, grand nephews and grand nieces. Millie was the last of her siblings. She was the sister of the late, John R., Fred, Charles, James and Joseph Bentley and the late Dolly Smith, Mabel and Thelma Bentley.
Family and friends are invited to attend a visitation on Thursday, April 4 beginning at 9 a.m. in the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Route 107) Revere. Her funeral will be conducted from the funeral home followed by a Funeral Mass on Thursday in St. Anthony of Padua Church, Revere at 11 a.m. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the MSPCA-ANGELL, 350 South Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02130-9923 or to: Dana Farber Cancer Inst. – the Jimmy Fund, P.O. Box 849168, Boston, MA 02285-9168. For more information visit: www.vertuccioandsmith.com
Retired Garment Industry Master Cutter, Unofficial “Mayor” of St. George Condominiums
Diego Rodriguez of Revere, formerly of East Boston and Cuba, died on Easter Sunday, March 31 at the Mass. General Hospital after being stricken at his Revere Beach home. He was 94 years old.
Born and raised in Havana, Cuba, he came to the United States and settled in Boston in 1956. He immediately began working in the garment industry in Boston’s Garment District. While working in the industry, he met his faithful and devoted wife of 51 years, Mildred E. “Millie” (Carrozza) of East Boston. Mr. Rodriguez worked for several of the leading mens’ and womens’ garment factories as a master cutter for almost 35 years before retiring.
He lived in East Boston for more than 47 years before moving to the St. George Condominums at Revere Beach in Revere in 2003.
Always a strikingly handsome gentleman, he had a personality to match and was a gentlemens’ gentleman – he became the unofficial “Mayor of the St. George” as he chatted with people in the lobby where his absence will leave a void among the staff and residents.He was a long time member of the International Ladies’ Garment Workers’ Union, Local #24 (ILGWU.)
In addition to his wife, Millie, he leaves his brother, Sergio Rodriguez of Cuba. He is also lovingly survived by his sister and brother in law, Frances DiPlacido and her husband, John, of Royal Palms, Florida, his sister-in-law, Rose Carrozza of Wilmington and by many, many nieces, nephews, grand nieces and grand nephews. Diego enjoyed a unique relationship with his nephews and nieces who regarding him as a “most loving unjudgemental uncle.” He also leaves several nieces and nephews in Cuba.
Family and friends are invited to attend visiting hours on Friday, April 5 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 Saturday, April 6 at 9 a.m. followed by a funeral mass in St. Anthony of Padua Church, 250 Revere Street, Revere, at 10 a.m. Entombment will be in the Sheffield Building at Woodlawn Community Mausoleum, Everett. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association, 30 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701-4688. For more information, visit: www.vertuccioandsmith.com.
Filenes Retiree, member of St. Anthony’s Ladies Sodality, Revere Smart Set and Revere Patriot Club
Anna L. (Losco) O’Donnell died at Oosterman’s Rest Home of Wakefield following a long illness. She was 93 years old.
Born and raised in Revere, she attended Revere Schools and was a lifelong Revere resident until moving to Melrose for about 15 years. She retired from Filene’s of Boston after a 27 year career in sales and was a member of the Filene’s Quarter Century Club, St. Anthony’s Ladies’ Sodality, the Revere Smart Set and the Revere Patriot Club.
She was the wife of the late Paul T. O’Donnell who died in July of 1970; the cherished mother of Kathleen A. Milligan and her husband, Dr. Richard J. Milligan, DDM of Revere and Attorney Paul R. O’Donnell and his wife, Ann B. of Reading; the devoted grandmother of Karen M. Milligan-Frost and her husband, Matthew Frost of Arlington, Paul W. O’Donnell of Reading, Erin A. O’Donnell and her fiancée, Ben Gibson of Andover and Kimberly A. O’Donnell of Charlestown; the dear sister to: Dr. John Losco of Lynnfield, former Superintendent of Revere Schools and the late Palmira Losco; mother in law of the late June Losco and is also lovingly survived by several nieces and nephews.
Family and friends are invited to attend visiting hours on Thursday, April 4 in the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, (Route 107) Revere from 4 to 8 p.m. Her funeral will be conducted from the funeral home on Friday, April 5 at 9 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Anthony of Padua Church, Revere at 10 a.m. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Alzheimers’ Association, 480 Pleasant St., Watertown, MA 02472. For more information, visit: www.vertuccioandsmith.com
Helga ‘Daisy’ Corbosiero
Worked at Black Falcon Pier in South Boston
Helga E. ‘Daisy’(Pfeiffer) Corbosiero of Winthrop died on March 27.
Mrs. Corbosiero worked in customer service at the Black Falcon Pier in South Boston.
She was the beloved wife of the late Paul Corbosiero; beloved mother of Cindy Rossino and her husband, Lou of Salem, Donna Marks of Effingham, NH, Darlene Corolla, Paul Corbosiero, Robert Corolla and his wife, Karen, John Corbosiero and the late Ron Carolla, Christine Gillis and her husband, Jim, Elka DeBonis and her husband, Michael, all of Winthrop. She also leaves 17 grandchildren, three great grandchildren, her sister, Rita Stubenreuch of Germany and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral arrangements were by Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, Revere. Burial was in Winthrop Cemetery, Winthrop. For guest book: www.vazafunerals.com.