Obituaries 01-01-2013

December 31, 2013
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Marie Mandracchia

Massport Retiree, Manager of Cloud Nine Restaurant at Logan Airport and Hostess at the New Bridge Cafe of Chelsea

Marie E. ( Tucci ) Mandracchia of Revere, formerly of East Boston, passed away on December 23 surrounded by her son and grandchildren.

Marie was the manager of Cloud Nine Restaurant at Logan Airport for over 28 years. She retired from Massport and was a hostess at the New Bridge Café of Chelsea.

She was the loving and devoted mother of Mark Mandracchia of Revere; former wife of Fred J. Mandracchia of Everett; dear sister of Dorothy Procopio of W. Peabody and the late Georgiana Aiello and the cherished grandmother of Mark Jr., Marisa, Christopher, and Christina and great grandmother of Dominic Mandracchia Gennari.

Funeral arrangements were by Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, Revere. Burial was in Woodlawn cemetery, Everett. For guest book. www.vazzafuneals.com

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David Flynn

Retired Pipefitter

David E. Flynn of Winthrop, formerly of Revere, passed away at home after a short battle against cancer with his beloved wife, Marilyn and daughters, TerriEllen Wood of Vermont, Laurie Pangburn of Florida, Wendi Towers of Woburn and Bonnie Flynn of Revere and his dog, Annie at his bedside. He was 70 years old.

A retired Pipefitter of Local 537, he was raised in Revere, graduated from Revere High School in 1961, married his high school sweetheart, Marilyn Ginsburg in 1962 and then moved to Winthrop. They were married for 51 years. He was accepted to Pipefitters L. U. 537 in 1963, served as vice president, delegate to New England Pipe Trades Convention and the National Pipe Trades Convention and retired with 39½ years of service. Extremely patriotic, his passions included gardening, astronomy, boating, hunting and fishing. He was a member of Lynn Fish & Game Protection Association and participated in the first MA Hunter Safety Program and Young Water Fowlers Training Program. He was a member of the Elks Lodge 1078 of Winthrop and enjoyed camping, hunting, and entertaining family and friends in Concord, VT and also Jamaica for the last 16 years.

In addition to his wife and daughters, he is also lovingly survived by his son-in-law, Mark E. Wood and grandchildren, Becky and Zack of Vermont; son-in-law, Michael Towers of Woburn, grandson Daniel Zizza of Salem and David Carver of Revere. Services will be held January 4 at the Winthrop Elks 1078 from 12 to 4 p.m.

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Madeline Bresnaham

Housewife of Revere, formerly of Everett

Madeline (Ciampa) Bresnaham of Revere, formerly of Everett, passed away December 24.

A housewife, she was the beloved wife of the late Jack Bresnaham; cherished daughter of the late Pelino and Teresina (Colella) Ciampa; dear sister of the late Matilda LaCortiglia and friend of Gloria Haggerty of Revere.

Family and friends honored Madeline’s life by gathering in Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, Revere before leaving in procession to St Anthony’s Church, Revere where her funeral mass was celebrated. Committal was private. For guest book: www.vazzafunerals.com

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Leo Joseph Landry

Of Ohio, formerly of Revere

Leo Joseph Landry of Hilliard, Ohio, formerly of Dublin, Ohio and Revere, passed away December 25. He was 72 years old.

Leo was born and raised in Revere, the son of the late James and Carmella Landry. He was also preceded in death by his brother, James Landry and sister, Etoile “Star” Budetti.

A U.S. Navy veteran, Leo retired from IBM where he worked as a computer programmer. Leo was a very honest, generous, and helpful man. He was a wonderful friend to many and if he liked you, he loved you. He enjoyed target shooting and playing cards, but most of all he enjoyed spending time with his family, particularly his grandchildren.

He will be greatly missed by his loving wife, Sharon; sons, Paul and his wife, Laura and Thomas and his wife, Suja; grandchildren, Jarod, John, Rajiv, and Jaya; brother-in-law, Peter Budetti and his nieces, Jacqueline and Cheri.

A Memorial Service will be held at a later date. Arrangements are by Schoedinger Northwest Chapel. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, P.O. Box 1000 Dept. 142, Memphis, Tennessee 38101-9908 or to The Jimmy Fund, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, P.O. Box 849168, Boston, Massachusetts 02284-9168. To share memories or condolences, please visitwww.schoedinger.com <http://www.schoedinger.com>.

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Anthony Charido

US Postal Service Retiree

Anthony J. Charido of Lynn, formerly of Revere, died peacefully on Wednesday, December 25 following a long illness. He was 83 years old.

Born in Boston, he was raised in Revere and was a graduate of Revere High School, Class of 1949. Anthony was a US Army veteran of the Korean Conflict who served from 1949 to 1952 in West Virginia. After he and Betty married, they moved to Lynn where they have lived for the last 53 years. He worked as a letter carrier for the United States Postal Service, primarily in the North End of Boston.

Anthony enjoyed cooking and gardening in his retirement. He was a New England Patriot season ticket holder and an avid Boston Red Sox fan. During his high school years in Revere, he was a star running back. He was active with A.S.A. Softball as a coach as well as a player and was also a Little League coach.

The husband of 53 years of Betty M. (O’Brien) Charido and the son of the late Antonio and Rose (Corso) Charido, he is also survived by his son Christopher A. Charido and his wife, Maureen Walsh of Revere; his daughters, Charlene M. Anzalone and her husband, John of Peabody, Cheryl E. Mazzarella and her husband, Chris of Peabody and Charisse A. Charido and her companion, John Dike of Peabody; five grandchildren: Michele A. Walsh, Christopher Charido Jr., John Anzalone Jr., Gianna Anzalone and Tyler Mazzarella. He also leaves his brother Augustine Charido, several nieces and nephews, and his brothers-in-law, Ralph Fern of Peabody, Thomas Trites and his wife, Geraldine of Wolfeboro, NH, and John O’Brien and his wife, Beverly of Reading. He was the brother of the late Salvatore, Matthew and Frank Charido and Gussie “Dolly” Fern.

Funeral arrangements were by the Solimine NE Funeral Home, 426 Broadway (Rt129) Lynn. Interment was in St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Lynn. For guest book: www.solimine.com

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Marilyn Campbell

Of Middleton, formerly of Revere

Marilyn C. (Cataldo) Campbell of Middleton, formerly of Revere, passed away peacefully on December 23 surrounded by her loving family and friends at the Kaplan Hospice House, Danvers after a long battle with COPD. She was 71 years old.

The daughter of the late William A. Cataldo and Josephine (Nisco) Cataldo, she was a graduate of Revere High School, class of 1960 and Salem State College, class of 1965. Her recent activities included bowling, playing mahjong and most importantly, she loved to spend time with her family and friends.

Her surviving family members include her cherished children: son, Carlton and his wife, Heidi Campbell of Haverhill, and daughter, Elaine and her husband, David Dalton of Groveland; 14 caring grandchildren: Laura Campbell, William Campbell II, Kathryn Campbell DeJesus, Ariana DeCola Stead, Timothy Campbell, Lydia Campbell, Carlton Campbell, Nolan Campbell, Nicole Dalton, Brett Dalton, Theodore Veerman, Stephanie Veerman, Elyse Dalton and Sophia Dalton; three great-grandchildren, Aurora Agnew, Jace Campbell and Saige DeJesus; her brothers, Robert Cataldo and his wife, Linda, of Wakefield, and William Cataldo and his wife, Janis of Peabody and many nieces and nephews.

Carlton and Elaine would like to thank the staff of Penacook Place in Haverhill and Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers for taking such incredible care of their mother.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Driscoll Funeral Home, Bradford. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Marilyn’s name to either, Penacook Place, 150 Water Street, Haverhill, MA 01830 or Hospice of North Shore and Greater Boston, 75 Sylvan Street, Suite B-102 Danvers, MA 01923. For online guestbook, please visit:www.driscollcares.com

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Mildred Berry

Retired Nurse at Chelsea Soldiers’ Home and Mentor to Many

Mildred A. (Garmalinsky) Berry, a longtime resident of Chelsea and Everett, died on December 22 at her Everett residence under the loving care of her family following a prolonged illness.

Born and raised in Willimantic, Connecticut, the family moved to Chelsea before moving to Everett 37 years ago. “Millie” was a graduate of both the Chelsea Soldiers’ Home School of Nursing and the Mass Bay College of Nursing. For more than 32 years, she nursed at the Chelsea Soldiers’ Home where she earned an outstanding reputation as a most caring and devoted nurse, not only to her patients but to their families as well. Families would often request that she be assigned to their loved one’s care. Millie enoyed the role of “mentor” to many nursing students often resulting in continued life-long relationships.

She was the wife of the late George R. Berry, Sr., who died in December of 2003; the devoted mother of Millie Berry, RN and George R. Berry, Jr. both of Everett, William L. Berry and his late wife, Maryalice of Uxbridge and the late Stephen J. Berry, who died in June of 1974. She also leaves her dear twin sister, Lee Woodworth of Willimantic, CT and she is also lovingly survived by her surrogate grandson, Andrew Forget of Uxbridge and her faithful friends, Nancy Hocter of Middleton, Lucy Hunter and Nino Mittolo, both of Revere, and by many nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, Revere. Interment was in the family lot at Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. In lieu of flowers, remembeances may be made to St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital, P.O. Box 1800, Dept. 142, Memphis, TN, 38101-9908. For additional information, visit: www.vertuccioandsmith.com

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Joseph Louis Levine

Retired Revere Policeman

Officer Joseph Louis Levine of the Revere Police Department has been called to his final roll call.

Officer Levine, who left this world peacefully on December 12 at the young age of 98, was a graduate of Revere High School, Class of 1934.

He will be remembered by his loving daughters, Amy and Donna, his sons-in-law Joseph and Fred, and his grandchildren Daniel, Rachael, Adam and his new granddaughter-in-law, Dana. He will be missed by the many people who knew and loved him as he patrolled the streets of Revere. He is now with his beloved Cookie, who we are all sure gave him a spirited welcome. Bye Louie, you will be missed!

Levitt-Weinstein Memorial Chapel in Coconut Creek, Florida was entrusted with arrangements for Mr. Levine.

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Lawrence DiBella

Worked for MWRA, Man You Could Always Count In

Lawrence S. DiBella of Revere died on December 27.

Larry worked as a Maintenance Tech for the MWRA and was an avid drummer, friend to many and anyone he would meet, Larry was a man you could always count on. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus, and a generous benefactor to the Revere Public Library.

He was the beloved husband of Marguerite (Vitale) DiBella; dear brother of Gary and his wife, Maureen and Joseph and his wife, Eileen, all of Revere; loving son of the late Lawrence and Louise (Russo) DiBella and is also survived by his loving nieces and nephews. V

Funeral arrangements were by the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, Revere. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to The Italian Home for Children School, 1125 Centre Street Jamaica Plain, MA. 02130-3495

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