Obituaries 11-20-2013

November 20, 2013
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George De Domenico

Retired MBTA Photographer

George F. De Domenico of Orient Heights East Boston died on November 15.

A retired photographer for the M.B.T.A. and a US Navy veteran of World War II, he was the beloved husband of Angela ( Gravallese ) De Domenico with whom he shared 63 years of marriage; loving father of Joan Campana and her husband, Robert of Florida and George A. DeDomenico and his wife, Lisa of Saugus; dear brother of Natalie Porrazzo of Georgia, John DeDomenico of Peabody, Mary D’Amari of Revere and the late Joseph and Anthony DeDomenico; cherished grandfather of Evan and Andrew Cassidy and Matthew and Ashley DeDomenico.

Family and friends will honor and remember George’s life at 8:30 a.m. today, Wednesday, before leaving in procession to St Joseph-St Lazarus Church, Ashely Street, East Boston where his Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Burial will follow at Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made in George’s name to the Lighthouse Nursing Home Activity Fund, 204 Proctor Ave., Revere 02151. For directions and guest book.www.vazzafunerals.com.

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Joseph Sousa

Decorated Veteran, Late Revere School Department Custodian and Suffolk Downs Owner and Trainer

Joseph Sousa of Revere passed away on November 16.

Mr. Sousa was a late Custodian for the Revere Public School System, a Suffolk Downs Owner and Trainer, a U.S. Army Veteran and a Purple Heart recipient of the Korean War.

He was the beloved husband of Jean (Imbriano) Sousa with whom he shared 35 years of marriage; loving father of Joseph Sousa IIII of Plymouth, Jane Johnson and her husband, Charles of Malden and Jeanette Wallis and her husband, Scott of New Hampshire; dear brother of Lawrence Sousa and his wife,, Nancy of Dracut and the late John A. Fontaine; cherished grandfather of six grandchildren and one great grandchild.

Funeral arrangements were by Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, Revere. Committal was private. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Joseph’s name to American Cancer Society, 30 Speen Street, Framingham, MA 01701.www.vazzafunerals.com

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Rose Lichtenberg

Member of the Women’s Club and St. Anthony’s Sodality

Rose C. ( Martucci ) Lichtenberg of Revere, formerly East Boston and Jamaica Plain, passed away November 11 in her 93rd year.

A housewife and a member of the Women’s Club and St. Anthony’s Sodality, she was the cherished daughter of the late Joseph and Carmella (Venuti) Martucci; beloved wife of the late Louis J. Lichtenberg with whom she shared 30 years of marriage; loving and devoted mother of Deborah Lichtenberg of Revere; dear sister of Carmella Mildred DeSimone of Revere and the late Mary Palladino, Joseph Travalini, A. Ella Robinson, Carmen and Augustus Martucci. aunt and great aunt of many nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, Revere. Burial was at St. Michael’s Cemetery, Boston. For guest book: www.vazzafunerals.com.

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Joyce Halopoff

Trucking Company Accountant

Joyce M. Halopoff of Salem, formerly of Chelsea, died on November 12. She was 60 years old.

A longtime Chelsea resident and graduate of the Shurtleff School and Chelsea High School, Joyce passed away at her sister’s home Tuesday morning where she had been receiving supportive care since being diagnosed with lung cancer in March of this year. A faithful and avid Red Sox and Patriots fan, she enjoyed spending time at both Foxwoods and Mohegan Sun and, until her health made her unable to work, she worked as a accountant for ADCOO, Inc. a transportation and distribution trucking company in Lynn.

She was the devoted mother of Keven Halopoff and his fiancee, Paige Doherty of Salem; long time companion of Maribeth Reagan of Salem; loving daughter of Anthony Citro of Revere and the late Jeanette (Tracia) Citro; dear sister of Donna Tobin and her husband, Fred of Peabody, Fr. Anthony Citro of Michigan and Thomas Citro and his wife, Elaine of Saugus; former wife of Michael Halopoff of California; cherished aunt of Renee Russo of Lynn, Jason Coelynn of Lynnfield and Erica Citro of Saugus and great aunt of Brianna and Anthony Russo.

Family and friends are kindly invited to attend Visiting Hours in the Smith Funeral Home, 125 Washington Avenue, Chelsea on Saturday, November 16 from 11a.m. To 1 p.m. followed by a Graveside Service in Woodlawn Cemetery, 302 Elm St. Everett. Expressions of sympathy in Joyce’s name may be made to the Merrimack Valley Hospice, 360 Merrimack St., Building 9, Lawrence, MA 01843. To send a message of condolence to Joyce’s family, please visit www.smithfuneralhomes.com

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Anthony Zaccaria

Retired Revere High School Computer Teacher

Anthony M. Zaccaria of Reading, previously of Saugus and a former long time resident of Revere, died on November 27 at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers following a long illness. He was 66 years old.

Born in Everett, he was raised in Revere, attended Revere Schools and was a 1965 graduate of Revere High School. He continued his education at Salem State Teachers College, graduating in 1969.

For more than 35 years, Anthony “Toni” taught computer sciences at Revere High School. He also worked for a time for Delta Airlines until his retirement.

He was the beloved husband of Deborah A. (Tango) Zaccaria. The couple and their family lived in Revere for most of their lives until moving to Saugus in 1996. They remained in Saugus until June of 2013 when they relocated to Reading.

He was the devoted father of Lisa Zaccaria of Reading and the late Michelle Zaccaria; the dear brother to Arlene A. Baho and her husband, Robert L. of Westboro; the cherished uncle to John M. Baho of Sandwich and Karen A. Baho of Quincy. He is also lovingly survived by his father and mother-in-law, Robert and Phyllis (Cimino) Iudica of Saugus and the adored son of the late Anthony M. Zaccaria, Jr. and Elizabeth “Betty” (Palermo) Zaccaria.

Family and friends are invited to visit with the family today, Wednesday, November 20 beginning at 9:30 a.m. in the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Route 107) Revere. His Funeral Mass will be celebrated today at 11 a.m. in St. Anthony of Padua Church, 250 Revere St., Revere followed by entombment in Holy Cross Community Mausoleum, Malden. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the North Shore Hospice, 75 Sylvan St., Danvers, MA 01923. For more information, visit: www.vertuccioandsmith.com

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Paul Ristino, Sr.

Nurse’s Aide

Paul P. Ristino, Sr. of Winthrop, formerly of Revere, died on November 16 at the Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston following a year long illness. He was 69 years old.

Born and raised in Revere, he was a Revere resident until moving to Winthrop in 1995. For the past 15 years, he worked as a nurse’s aide for the Deprtment of Public Health, Long Term Care Facilities and also took on private patients as well. A work related accident prevented his returning to work for the past year.

He was the beloved father of Paul J. Ristino and his wife, Lynn of Revere, Renee L. Pedone and her husband, Edward of Saugus and Alyssa M. Thomas and her companion, Kenneth Cooper of Revere; the devoted brother of Richard of Sanford, Maine and the late Joseph Ristino; the cherished grandfather of Lindsey Thomas and her fiance, Jason, Jennifer and Katie Ristino and Andrew and Steven Thomas, all of Revere and Matthew and Kevin Pedone, both of Saugus. He is also survived by Loretta N. Ristino of Revere and by many nieces and nephews.

Family and friends are invited to attend visiting hours on Thursday, November 21 in the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Route 107) Revere from 4 to 8 p.m. His Funeral Service will be conducted from the Funeral Home on Friday, November 22 at noon. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, 60 Walnut St., Wellesley Hills, MA. For more information, please visit: www.vertuccioandsmith.com

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Frances DiPlatzi

Worked in Data Entry in the Computer Industry

Frances A. (Fucile) DiPlatzi of Melrose, a former long time resident of Revere, died unexpectedly on November 16 while visiting her friend’s home. She was 72 years old.

Born and raised in Boston, the family lived in Somerville early on. She spent most of her life in Somerville, Revere, Boston and lastly in Melrose. Most of her working career was spent in the computer industry, serving data entry.

She was the devoted mother of Gerald F. Hayes and his partner, Linda of Everett, David S. Hayes and his wife, Theresa of Raymond, NH, Denise M. Carnazzo of Saugus, Lorraine D. Hanscomb of Everett and Douglas M. Hanscomb and his wife, Laura of Ware, NH. She is also lovingly survived by 13 grandchildren, nine great grandchildren and by many nieces and nephews. She was the dear sister of Domenic Fucile of Melrose, Michael Fucile of Revere and Salvatore Fucile of Woburn.

Family and friends are invited to attend her Funeral Mass on Friday, November 22 at 10 a.m. in St. Anthony of Padua Church, Revere. Remembrances may be made to your favorite charity. Arrangements are in the care of Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals of Revere. For more information, visit: www.vertuccioandsmith.com

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Katherine Gleeson

Longtime employee of Spring Air Mattress Co.

Katherine “Kathy” Gleeson of Winthrop, formerly of East Boston, passed away November 15. She was 69 years old.

“Kathy” was a graduate of East Boston High School, Class of 1962 and was employed at Spring Air Mattress Co. in Chelsea for many years.

The daughter of the late Frank and Josephine (Cahill ) Gleeson, she was the loving and devoted mother of Eric Gleeson and his wife, Mary Kay and their children Megan and Caitlin of Beverly and also leaves her loving companion of 26 years, Chuck Santoianni of Winthrop; dear sister of Edward “Buddy “ Gleeson of Winthrop, Mary Thompson of Texas, William Gleeson of East Boston, Joanne Candelora of Revere, Elaine Bates of Boston and the late Frank, Joseph, John, Herbert, Theresa and Thomas Gleeson. She is also survived by many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Family and friends will honor Kathy’s life by gathering Thursday, November 21 from 4 to 8 p.m. in Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home,, 262 Beach Street, Revere with services in our chapel of the resurrection on Thursday at 7:30 p.m. Committal will be private. Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701. For directions and guest book:www.vazzafunerals.com

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