Jerry Lanney, a lifelong resident of East Boston, died on Sunday, September 15 at the Massachusetts General Hospital. He was 90 years old.
The husband of the late Esther Lanney with whom he shared 63 years of marriage, he was born in Boston, the son of the late Nicholas and Josephine Lanney. He was a retired milkman and a U. S. veteran of World War Two.
He leaves one son, Gerald W. Lanney and his wife, Kathie of Saugus; one grandson, Jay Lanney and his wife, Carolina of Saugus; one great grandson, his pride and joy, Matthew; three sisters, Rose Carrozza, Josephine Miano and her husband, Richard all of Wilmington and Mary Folsom and her husband, Leroy of East Boston; one brother, Fred Lanney and his wife, Phyllis of Saugus. He is also survived by many dear nieces and nephews. Jerry was predeceased by two brothers, Frank and Michael Lanney and one brother in-law, Nicholas Carrozza.
His Funeral will be held from the Bisbee-Porcella Funeral Home, 549 Lincoln Ave., Saugus, Thursday at 9:30 a.m., followed by a Funeral Mass in the Blessed Sacrament Church, 14 Summer St., Saugus at 10:30 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited. Visiting hours are today, Wednesday, from 4 to 8 p.m. Interment will be in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. Donations in his memory may be made to the charity of your choice. For directions and condolences ww.BisbeePorcella.com
Of Hull, formerly of East Boston
Mark A. Nardone of Hull, formerly of East Boston, died on September 10. He was 36 years old.
The beloved son of the late Joseph F. “Butchie” and Helen (Catalano) Nardone, he was the dear brother of John J. Nardone and his wife, Sherry of Tewksbury; loving uncle of Channel and Christopher Nardone of Tewksbury and is also survived by many loving aunts, uncles and cousins. Arrangements are under the direction of the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons~Bruno Funeral Home, 128 Revere St., Revere. A memorial service will be held in Mark’s memory on Saturday, September 21 at the Sons of Italy in Revere at 4 p.m. For online memorial and guestbook please visit: www.Buonfiglio.com
Coca Cola Retiree
Antonio Bocchino of Revere, formerly of Everett, died at the Lighthouse Nursing Home on September 14. He was 87 years old.
Born in Italy, the son of the late Guisseppe and Nicola (Dinisco), he moved to the United States in 1966, settling in Everett before moving to Revere. Antonio was employed by Coca Cola and retired in 1991.
The beloved husband of Irene (Deasy), he was the beloved father of Joe Bocchino and his wife, Patricia of Peabody, Nick Bocchino and his wife, Patricia of Georgetown, Itilia Pepe of Revere, Jerry Bocchino of Saugus and the late Carla Bocchino; step father of Elaine D’Ortona and her husband, Nick of Boxford and Joanne Anastasiades and her husband, James of Wakefield. He is also survived by nine loving grandchildren and his former wife, Palmira Bocchino of Everett.
His Funeral will be held from the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, 128 Revere St., Revere on Thursday, September 19 at 10 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Anthony’s Church, Revere at 11 a.m. Interment will be in Holy Cross Cemetery. Relatives and friends are kindly invited. Visiting hours are today, Wednesday, from 4 to 8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Heart Association, 20 Speen St., Framingham MA 01701. For guest book, please visit www.Buonfiglio.com
Barry Peter Schneiderman, MD
Holder of Two Influential Medical Statistical Patents
Barry Peter Schneiderman, MD of Revere entered eternal rest on September 11. He was 70 years old.
Dr. Schneiderman, who held two influential medical statistical patents, was a graduate of Revere High School, Class of 1961, where he played football, basketball and baseball. He attended Springfield College, Class of 1965 and the Medical College of Virginia, Class of 1969.
He was the loving son of the late Pauline (Rigoff) and Abraham Schneiderman; dear brother of Daniel Schneiderman and his wife, Patricia Russo and Elaine and her husband, Roger Volk; brother in law of the late Howard Ring; uncle of Xavier Schneiderman, Andrea Ring and Susan Jacobs, David Ring and Jason Ring; grand uncle of Jenna, Jamie, Alexander, Ruby, Isak and Georgia.
Services were held at the Chelsea Chevra Kadushe Cemetery, 232 Fuller St, Everett. Memorial will be private. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be donated to the Friends of Israel Defense Forces,1430 Broadway, Suite 1301, New York, NY 10018 www.FIDF.org.
Former Owner of Westfield Volkswagen and Cape Cleaners
Robert E. Sheehan of Revere, formerly of East Boston and Bourne, died at home surrounded by his loving family on September 12. He was 79 years old.
He was the former owner of Westfield Volkswagen and Cape Cleaners, Cape Coral FL. A longtime associate of Bill W., he was a US Navy veteran of the Korean War.
Born in Boston on February 27, 1934, the son of the late Daniel and Mary ( Powers ) Sheehan, he was the beloved husband of Claire ( Perrier ) Sheehan with whom he shared 58 years of marriage; loving father of Kathleen Thomassen of Attleboro, Nancy Tanguay and her husband, Paul of Medfield, Carol Lyons and her husband, Roy of Uxbridge, Janice Vasko and her husband, Scott of Virginia, Patricia Hupp and her husband, Kevin of New York and Margaret Sheehan of Cape Coral, FL; proud grandfather of six granddaughters, six grandsons and two great granddaughters; dear brother of Richard of Mansfield, Edmund of Wakefield, Catherine Brunco of Malden, Mary Ann Sheehan of Marlboro and the late Daniel, Raymond and Frances Sheehan. He also leaves numerous nieces and nephews and will be missed by many Perrier family relatives.
Funeral arrangements were by Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, Revere. Burial was at the National Cemetery in Bourne. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made in Robert’s name to the Little Sisters of the Poor, 186 Highland Ave., Somerville, MA 02143. For guest book.www.vazzafunerals.com.
Founder and President of Boston Host Lions Club and 2005-Melvin
Jones Fellow Recipient
Robert E. Ryall
Robert E. Ryall, a 40-year resident of Everett, died unexpectedly at home on September 2.
Born and raised in Needham, all of his working career was spent as a financial advisor for MetLife and John Hancock Insurance Companies of Boston, retiring in 1996. For several years, “Bob” was an active member of the Lions Foundation vigorously supporting Lions’ charities. Several years ago, he founded the Boston Host Lions Club and was the 2004-2005 President. In November of 2005, he was named the Melvin Jones Fellow (the highest form of recognition conferred on a member by the International Foundation.) His other interests included a long and active association with the Saugus Council Knights of Columbus, Stoneham Coin Club and the Antiqua Co-op & Auction House of Malden.
He leaves his devoted and faithful wife of 30 years, Jeanne F. (Jessone) Cameron. He was the loving father to David E. Ryall and is also lovingly survived by: Monica J. Cameron, Michael A. Cameron and his wife, Diana, Christopher D. Cameron and his wife, Gina, Beth Spain and her husband, Stephen, Timothy P. Cameron and Mark J. Cameron and his wife, Lisa. He was the dear brother of: Carolyn Baierlain and her husband, George and Richard Ryall and his wife, Leslie. He also leaves nine grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral arrangements were by the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals of Revere. Interment was in Puritan Lawn Memorial Cemetery, West Peabody. Remembrances may be made to the: Boston Host Lions Club, 11 Royce Road, Unit 5, Allston, MA 02134, Attn: Secretary-Thea Schner. For more information, visit:www.vertuccioandsmith.com.
Theodore ‘Teddy’ Parker
Decorated Veteran, Retired Deputy Sealer of Weights & Measures, Past President of Revere Moose
Theodore “Teddy” Parker of Revere died on September 14 at Beverly Hospital after a long illness. He was 88 years old.
Born and raised in East Boston, he lived on the South Shore for several years before moving to Somerville. He entered the US Air Force in June of 1943 and served until September of 1945 with the 8th Army Air Corps in Europe and was the recipient of the Purple Heart, Air Medal, Good Conduct Medal and the European-African Middle Eastern Theater Medal with Three Bronze Stars. When he returned from the service he married and moved to Revere.
His civilian working career was spent for over 35 years with the City of Revere as a Deputy Sealer of Weights & Measures. He was also the Past President and a member of the Revere Loyal Order of the Moose #1272.
He was the husband of the late Phyllis “Fanny” (Pesce) Parker who passed in May of 2006; the fond father of: Cheryll A. Cutronec and her husband, Frank of Peabody, Patricia A. DeMaino of Danvers and Jean A. DiSisto and her husband, James of Revere; the cherished grandfather of Erika Dowling and her husband,
Mark of Groveland, Amy Cunningham and her husband, Paul of Wakefield, Nicholas DeMaino and his wife, Kristina of Foxboro, L. J. DeMaino and his wife, Michele of Danvers and Jenna, Jessica and Joclyn DiSisto, all of Revere. He was the dear brother of the late Dorothy, Ruth, Virginia, William, Walter and Robert Parker Hubschwerlin. He is also lovingly survived by 10 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
His funeral will be conducted from the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Route 107) Revere today, Wednesday, September 18 at 10 a.m. Followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Mary of the Assumption Church, 660 Washington Avenue, Revere, at 11 a.m. Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the: Fund for Autistic Children, 22 Meeting House Hill Road, West Newbury, MA 01985. For more information, please visit: www.vertuccioandsmith.com.
Of Florida, formerly of Beachmont Revere
Robert M. Abruzzese of Florida, formerly of Beachmont Revere, died unexpectedly on September 11.
A US Marine Corps veteran of the Vietnam Conflict, he was the devoted father of Corrie Poor and her husband, Trevor of Vermont, Alicia Ivar and her husband, Andy of California, and Robert, Jr. of Florida; loving son of Mafalda “Muffy” (Lazzari) and the late Robert P. Abruzzese of Beachmont, Revere; dear brother of Anthony Abruzzese of Peabody; cherished grandfather of Tristan, Cameron, Sophia, Austin and Alyssa. He is also survived by his adored aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.
Arrangements were by the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home, Orient Heights, East Boston. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Humane Association 1400 16th St. NW ,Suite 360, Washington, DC. 20036.
Jeanne M. Forgeron, a 75 year resident of Revere, died on September 10 in her Chelsea residence following a brief illness. She was 85 years old.
Born and raised in Revere, she lived all her life in Revere before moving to Chelsea in 2002. She was a 1945 graduate of Revere High School and a devout parishioner of Immaculate Conception Church for all of her life. In 1958 she began a career with the Boston Registery of Motor Vehicles (Nashua Street) as a secretary and social liason. She retired in 2000 after more than 42 years of service. Jeanne forged many political and social relationships during her time at the Registry and maintained those friendships until her death.
She was the devoted mother of: Joan Forgeron with whom she made her home in Chelsea and the late William Forgeron and Jeanne M. Meade; the dear sister of Edith Rowland of San Francisco, California and the late Catherine Nagle, Bernice O’Hanley, Irene Cowhig, Dorothea Scanlon and John and Leo MacDonald. She is also lovingly survived by many nieces, nephews, grand nieces and grand nephews. She was the daughter of the late M. Angus MacDonald and Irene (McPike) MacDonald.
Family and friends are invited to attend a Memorial Funeral Mass on Saturday, September 21 in the Immaculate Conception Church (corner of Beach Street and Winthrop Avenue, Revere) at 11:30 a.m. Private inurnment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery at a later time. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to : Hospice of the North Shore & Greater Boston, 75 Sylvan St., Danvers, MA 01923. For more information, visit: www.vertuccioandsmith.com
Homemaker and Salesperson
Deborah J. (Callis) Davis, a 28 year resident of Revere, died unexpectedly on September 15 after being rushed to Whidden Memorial Hospital. She was 52 years old.
Born and raised in Boston’s South End, she came to live in Revere more than 28 years ago and was a salesperson in the retail trade for most of her working career. She was a most devoted mother, grandmother and niece.
Mrs. Davis suffered the tragic loss of her dear son, Jerome D. “Pouch” Davis on September 15, 2009 ands ince his untimely death, she has been in failing health. Although uncanny, this coincidence will serve as a consolation and a blessing to her remaining beloved family.
She was the devoted mother of Taheen R. Davis and Lakeisha S. Davis, both of Revere; the cherished grandmother to: Krisean McCann of Indiana, Atahliyah Davis and Malaysia, both of Boston and Ja’Shaylah Davis of Revere; the loving niece of Evella “Eve” Lopes of Boston and the beloved sister of Michael E. Callis of Revere. She was the daughter of the late Cleveland and Ella (Hogan) Callis.
Family and friends are invited to attend a visitation on Saturday, September 21 beginning at 11 a.m. in the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Route 107) Revere. Her Funeral Service will be held in the Funeral Home following the visitation at 1:15 p.m. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made directly to the family. For more information, visit: www.vertuccioandsmith.com