Obituaries 01-08-2014

January 8, 2014
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Clover Weinstein

Nurse, Active at Immaculate Conception Church

Clover S. (O’Toole) Weinstein of Revere passed away at home on December 29. She was 49 years old.

Clover was an active member of Immaculate Conception Church where she sang in the choir and taught CCD. She also attended Mass at the Holy Rosary Church in Winthrop regularly. She was employed as a nurse and had worked for the South Shore Hospital and for various Visiting Nurse Associations.

Born in Weymouth, the cherished daughter of the late Austin and Nancy (Hillis) O’Toole, she was the beloved wife of Robert S. Weinstein; devoted mother of Leeanne Weinstein of Revere; dear sister of Lisa Vivian of Longmeadow, Lynn Durkin of Scituate, and Austin O’Toole of Boston and is also survived by several nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were from the Maurice W. Kirby Funeral Home, Winthrop. A Funeral Mass was held in the Immaculate Conception Church, Revere. Interment was in Winthrop Cemetery (Belle Isle Section). Donations in her name can be made to the Hospice of the Northshore and Greater Boston 75 Sylvan St. Suite B102, Danvers, MA 01923. For guestbook, please visit www.mauricekirbyfh.com.

Joseph Louis Levine

Retired Revere Police Officer

With regret we must inform you that Officer Joseph Louis Levine

of the Revere Police Department has been called to his final roll call.

Officer Levine left this world peacefully on December 12, 2013 at the young age of 98. He was a graduate of Revere High School 1934.

He will be remembered by his loving daughters: Amy and Donna, his sons-in-law Joseph and Fred, and his grand children: 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!

Gregory Mullen

Former Employee of Luca’s Restaurant in Boston’s North End

Gregory W. Mullen of Revere died unexpectedly on December 20.

A former employee of Luca’s Restaurant in Boston’s North End, he was the cherished son of Cheryl Mullen of Revere; dear brother of Shannon Mullen of Chelsea and fond uncle of Shayna Mullen.

A celebration of Gregory’s life was held in the chapel of the resurrection in Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, Revere. Committal was private. For on line guest book: www.vazzafunerals.com.

George Walls, Jr.

Former Piantedosi Baking Co. Employee

George Walls, Jr. of Revere died on January 3.

He was a World War II veteran, serving as a US Navy Seaman First Class and a former employee of Piantedosi Baking Co. of Malden.

Born in South Carolina, the son of the late George and Velda (Ware), he was the beloved husband of Margaret (Rizzo); devoted father of Annette Gange and her husband, Anthony of Wakefield, Michael and his wife, Elaine of Tewksbury and George III and his wife, Allison of Maine; loving grandfather of Jennifer Gange, Christina Gange, Courtney Walls-Imbriglia, Alyssa Walls, Michael Walls, Taylor Margaret Walls, Alex Walls, Carter Walls and great grandfather of Skylar Davis.

Funeral arrangements were by the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home Revere. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Revere Veterans Affairs office, 249 Broadway, Revere MA 02151. For guest book please visit www.Buonfiglio.com

David Fuller

Lifelong Revere Resident

David G. Fuller, a lifelong resident of Revere, passed away January 2 at the Whidden Memorial Hospital surrounded by his family. He was 81 years old.

The beloved husband of Jean (Strachan) Fuller with whom he shared 42 years of marriage, he was the loving father of Lorrie Kay and her husband, Rodney of Athol, Debbie Drew of Winthrop, and Robin Drew of Wakefield; cherished grandfather of six and special dear friend of Sandra Clarke of Boston.

Funeral arrangements were by Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, Revere. Committal was private. For guest book: www.vazzafunerals.com

Rita Tedescucci

Of Revere, formerly of East Boston

Rita J. (Mainiero) Tedescucci of Revere, formerly of East Boston, passed peacefully surrounded by her entire family on December 30.

The beloved wife of the late Anthony J. Tedescucci, she was the devoted mother of Anthony M. Tedescucci and his wife, Patricia of West Peabody, Karen Appel and her husband, Kenneth of Foxboro, and the late Susan Pasco and her husband, Edward of Revere; cherished grammy of Leah and Anthony Tedescucci, Ashley and Tyler Appel and Nicholas and Alanna Pasco; dear sister of Elsie Cipoletta Blaum of Burlington, and a special auntie to her nieces and nephews. Family and friends will honor Rita’s life by gathering today, Wednesday, January 8, from 4 to 8 p.m. in Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, 262 Beach Street, Revere and again at 9:30 a.m. Thursday before leaving in procession to the Immaculate Conception Church, Revere at 10:30 a.m. Burial will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in Rita Tedescucci’s memory to BWH Development Office, 116 Huntington Ave. 3rd Fl., Boston, MA 02116 or The Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Attn: Donor Services, 10 Brookline Place 6th Fl., and Brookline, MA 02445-7226. For guest book and directions www.vazzafunerals.com

Arlene Browne

Of Charlestown, formerly of Revere

Arlene (Doyle) Browne of Charlestown, formerly of Revere, passed away surrounded by her family at home on January 2.

Arlene, who worked for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts for 48 years, was the loving mother of Christine Tavano and her husband, Frank of Revere; sister in law of Rita Doyle of Falmouth; beloved grandmother of Joseph Tavano and his wife, Kristen, Matthew Tavano and the great grandmother of Persephone and Riahna. She also leaves many nieces and nephews. Arlene was predeceased by six brothers and six sisters.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, Revere. Burial was at Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. For Guest Book www.vazzafunerals.com

Helen Mildred Whall

Of New Hampshire, formerly of Revere

Helen Mildred (Cahill) Whall of Melvin Village, New Hampshire, passed away, December 31 at her home. She was 86 years old.

Helen was born November 7, 1927 in Revere, the daughter of the late Joseph F. Cahill Sr. and Bertha (Greenwood) Cahill. She attended Revere High School and lived in the area for several years until she and her husband, William C. Whall, moved to Tuftonboro, NH in 1975.

She was a member of the Moultonborough Lions Club and assisted with Meals on Wheels in the local area. She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary, Unit #0018. Her passion has been making homemade crafts and jewelry. She also enjoyed knitting items for friends and family. Helen also liked to go to Atlantic City and Foxwoods to have a chance at playing her luck.

Helen is survived by her his son, William S. Whall and his wife, Angela of Wellington, FL, two granddaughters, Brianna and Lindsey also of Wellington, FL, and was predeceased in November by her husband, William, and also predeceased by her brother, Joseph F. Cahill Jr.

A time of celebration was held with a Christian Mass on Saturday, January 4 at Lord Funeral Home in Wolfeboro, NH with burial to be at the Town House Cemetery, Tuftonboro, NH in the spring.Donations in Helen’s memory can be made to the Moultonboro-Sandwich Meals, Old Route 109, Moultonborough, NH 03254.

If you wish to express condolences or leave a fond memory please visit,www.lordfuneralhome.com.

Alfred Taglieri

Former Proprietor of Tag’s Garage and Self Employed Heavy Equipment Operator

Alfred M. Taglieri, a lifelong Revere resident, died on January 2 at the Lighthouse Nursing Care Center. He was 82 years old.

A self employed heavy equipment operator and the former proprietor of Tag’s Garage, he was the son of the late Lucio and Angelina (Eramo) Taglieri; beloved husband of Louise (Perrella); devoted father of Robert Taglieri and his wife, Debra of Revere, Joyce Hilton and her husband, John of Rowley and Sandra Buonapane of Revere; dear brother of the late Hilda DiAmico, Jean Falabella, Leo, Louis, Mal and Henry Taglieri and the loving grandfather of Justin and Jenne Lee Hilton.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, Revere. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Al’s memory to the Alzheimer’s Association of MA, 480 Pleasant St., Watertown MA 02472. For guestbook, please visit www.Buonfiglio.com

Richard C. Bellofatto, Sr.

Master Electrician, Licensed Pilot and Instructor

Richard C. Bellofatto, Sr. of Peabody passed away on December 10. He was 68 years old.

Richard was a US Navy Vietnam War veteran and a Master Electrician. He was a licensed pilot and instructor, and a member of the AOPA.

The beloved husband of Maryann (Aiesi) Bellofatto, he was the loving son of the late Frank and Emmalyn Bellofatto; loving father of Rick Bellofatto, Jr., Gina Bellofatto, and Philip Bellofatto; loving brother of Ann DeSimone and her husband, Mike, Emmalyn Grillo, George Bellofatto and his wife, Doreen, the late Frank Bellofatto and his surviving wife, Norma and is also survived by many nieces, nephews, grandnieces, and grandnephews.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the JF Ward Funeral Home, Everett. Interment was in Puritan Lawn Cemetery, Peabody. In his memory, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701. For online guestbook, visitjfwardfuneralhome.com

Robert ‘Dancing Bob’ Colvario

Of Chelsea, formerly of the North End and East Boston

Robert J. “Dancing Bob” Colvario in Chelsea, formerly of the North End and East Boston, died on December 28.

A US Navy veteran of the Vietnam Era, he was the beloved husband of Lola “Cookie” Kerble-Colvario; father of Gina Colvario Krupka and her husband, Mike and the late Diane Colvario VanMeter; brother of Richard “Richie” Colvario and his wife, Kathryn of East Walpole; Papa to Jimmy and Lucas VanMeter and is also survived by five nephews. Bob’s Funeral was held from the Magrath Funeral Home, East Boston followed by a Funeral Mass in the Sacred Heart Church. Interment with Military Honors was in Woodlawn Cemetery. Donations in Bob’s memory to the American Cancer Society would be appreciated. For more information: MagrathFuneralHome.com

Michael Indorato

His Love for Music, Art and Family Were Unparalleled

Michael J. Indorato of Silver Springs, MD, formerly of Revere, died on December 28.

Michael was a lifelong musician, artist and craftsman, as well as graduating with high honors from BHCC, majoring in Psychology and Music. He was also inducted into the international honor society in 1996. His love for music, art and his family are unparalleled. His smile and laugh touched the souls of all who have had the honor of meeting him.

Born and raised in Revere, he was the longtime partner and beloved fiancée of Alison Bonham; beloved son of Mary Catherine Indorato and the late Santo “Sam” Indorato of Revere; loving father of Michael P. Indorato and his wife, Teresa of Sarasota, Florida, Tommy Natoli of Hollywood, CA, Robin Butts of Davie, FL, Stephanie Teixeira of Henderson, TN, Michael J Indorato Jr. of Chelmsford, Karina Indorato of Lowell, and Karen DeStefano of Lowell. He is greatly loved by six siblings: Joyce Portalla and her husband, Donny Portalla of E. Boston, Judi, Ricky, Bobby, Joey, and the late Joan Indorato, all of Revere, loving grandfather of seven beautiful grandchildren and the loving uncle to many nieces and nephews.

A Funeral Service will be held in the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons~Bruno Funeral Home, 128 Revere St., Revere on Friday, January 10 at 11 a.m. Relatives and friends are kindly invited. Memorial Visitation on Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m.

Margaret Borgioli

Homemaker

Margaret (Tomasello) Borgioli of Revere died at the MGH on January 5. She was 92 years old.

A homemaker, she was the beloved wife of the late Constantino; devoted mother of Carol Liberato and her husband, Nicholas, Lt. Carl (Ret. RPD) Borgioli and his wife, Roseanne, all of Revere and Richard and his wife, Joan of California; dear sister of John Tomasello of Revere and several deceased brothers and sisters. She was the loving grandmother of Jacqueline Bufalino of Winthrop, Gina Mackin of Revere, Jennifer Gulliver of Salem, NH, Rebecca Borgioli of Saugus, Steve Borgioli and Christina Borgioli, both of California and is also survived by nine loving great-grandchildren and by many nieces and nephews.

Her Funeral will be held from the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, 128 Revere St, Revere on Friday, January 10 at 9 a.m. Followed by a Funeral Mass at St Anthony’s Church at 10 a.m. Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery. Relatives and friends are kindly invited. Visiting hours will be Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m. For guest book please visit: www. Buonfiglio.com

Linda Ronga

Department Store Worker

Linda A. ( Langone ) Ronga of Revere passed away January 3 of cancer at Tufts Medical Center surrounded by her family. She was 69 years old.

Linda was employed for many years at Walmarts, Christmas Tree Stores, Toys R US and many department Stores.

The cherished daughter of the late Francis and Angelina ( Williams ) Langone, she was the loving mother of Sharon Ronga Papantonatos and her husband, Dennis, Robert Ronga and his friend, Bertha Aylward, all of Revere and Debra MIrabile and her husband, Peter of Mansfield; dear sister of Marie Watt of Rowley, Charles of Boston and Robert Langone of New York and the late Phyllis Caserta, Francis and Ralph Langone. She was the cherished grandmother of Alicia Papantonatos, Vanessa and Erica Ronga and Matthew, James and Kaylee Mirabile; mother in law of Ana Ronga of Revere and dear friend of Rene Gomez and Elaine Bellucci and is also survived by many nieces, nephews and cousins. Linda was employed for many years at Walmart’s, Christmas Tree Stores, Toys R US and many department Stores. Family and friends will honor Linda’s life by gathering Friday morning. January 10, from 10 a.m. to 12 noon in Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, 262 Beach Street, Revere with a service at noon. Entombment will follow at Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made in Linda’s name to the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen Street, Framingham, MA. 01701 or Joslin Diabetes Center, One Joslin Place, Boston, MA 02215. For directions and guest book: www.vazzafunerals.com

Gary Cioffi, Sr.

Revere DPW Foreman, Drummer for His Group, “That’s That”

Gary M. Cioffi, Sr., a lifelong Revere resident, died following a long and arduous battle with Melanoma at the Mass. General Hospital in Boston on Monday, January 6. He was 51 years old.Gary was a graduate of Revere High School, Class of 1980. He attended the Contemporary School of Music of Boston and began to play drums at a very early age. Although most of his working career was with the Revere Dept. of Public Works at the schools and at City Hall, he thought of himself first and foremost as a musician and drummer. His music career was mostly self-taught and inspired. However, his father’s family were long time musicians both locally and in Florida. Gary’s group, which was known as “That’s That,” played often for the Beach Scenes along Revere Beach Boulevard and also at Hampton Beach, NH.e was the beloved husband of some 34 years to Peggy (Mackin) Cioffi); the devoted father of Gary W. Cioffi, Jr. and his wife, Jennifer, Michael J. Cioffi, Derek J. Cioffi and his wife, Alexandra “Ali” and Torre Cioffi and his companion, Emily Tremonte, all of Revere; the adored “Papa G” to Addison Rose and Noah Ross Cioffi and the cherished brother of Carol Hamilton of Watertown and the late Fred Cioffi. He is also lovingly survived by his father and mother-in-law, Charles and Mary (Romano) Mackin of Revere and his brother- in-law, Charles “Chaz” Mackin and his wife, Gloria and Joseph Mackin, all of Revere.Family and friends are invited to attend visiting hours on Thursday, January 9 from 3 to 8 p.m. in the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Route 107) Revere. His funeral will be held from the funeral home on Friday, January 10 at 11 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass at noon in St. Anthony of Padua Church, Revere. Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Melanoma Foundation of New England, 111 Old Road, (2 Acre COR) Concord, MA 01742. For additional information, please visit: www.vertuccioandsmith.com

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Maureen Mahoney-Piessens

Retired Whelan School Teacher

Maureen Mahoney-Piessens died following a prolonged illness at her Granada Highlands Home in Malden on Saturday, January 4. She was 72 years old.

Born and raised in the Point of Pines Section of Revere, she lived in Winthrop for several years before moving to Malden five years ago. She was a graduate of Revere High School, Class of 1959 and an alumna of Boston University, Class of 1963. Maureen retired in 2003 after 40 years of service within the Revere School System, principally as an elementary school teacher and particularly at the Whelan School. She was a member of the Chelsea-Revere Generations Program and also a member of the retired Revere Teachers’ Association.

She was the beloved daughter of the late John E. and Virginia A. (Frost) Mahoney; the cherished sister of Joanne Fusco and her husband, John of Burlington, John E. Mahoney, Jr. of Hingham and Denise J. Mahoney of Winthrop; the devoted aunt to: Mark Fusco and his wife, Kristin, Scott Fusco and his wife, Kevyn, John E. Mahoney, III, Kevin Mahoney, Attorney Megan Clark and her husband, Thomas and Heather Conrad and her husband, Jeffrey. She is also lovingly survived by eight grand nieces and grand nephews.

Family and friends are invited to attend visiting hours on Thursday, January 9 beginning at 9 a.m. in the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Route 107) Revere. The funeral service will be conducted in the funeral home following the visitation at 11:15 a.m. Interment will follow in Winthrop Cemetery, Winthrop. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Avon Breast Cancer Center, Mass. General Hospital, Wang Bldg., 15 Parkman St., Boston, MA 02114. For more information, please visit: www.vertuccioandsmith.com

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