Obituaries 01-15-2014

January 15, 2014
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Thomas Peter Renz

Software Engineer

Thomas Peter Renz, formerly of Revere and Georgia, died on December 13.

A graduate of Revere High School, Class of 1981 and ITT Technical School, he was a software engineer for Hewlett-Packard in Lawrenceville, GA.

He was the beloved son of William G. and Dolores (Ausiello) Renz; devoted father of Ty Alexander Renz and Jason Weintraub and their mother, Georgie Renz of Suwanee, GA; dear brother of William Jr. of Roanoake, VA, John of Revere, Kevin and his wife, Suzie of Duxbury and Kathleen of Chelsea. He is also survived by several cousins, six nieces and nephews and six grand nieces and grand nephews.

A Memorial Mass will be celebrated on January 21 at St. Anthony’s Church at 10 a.m.

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Florence Lavoie

Of Florida, formerly of Revere

Florence (Cicatelli) Lavoie, formerly of Revere, passed away after a short illness in Sarasota, Florida on January 2.

A 1936 graduate of Revere High School, Florence lived most of her life in Revere, spending three years in Karlsruhe, Germany, and residing in Sarasota, Florida for the last nine years.

Filled with compassion and heartfelt interest in others, Florence made friends easily and maintained contact with many.

She was preceded in death by her loving husband, US Army Major Warren Lavoie (Ret.) and siblings: Jean, Josephine, Anthony, Emily and Mary. She leaves to cherish her memory a brother: Lingo Cicatelli of Revere and her children: Jeannie Mastronardi of Fayetteville, GA, Rita Heller of Sarasota, FL, and Warren Lavoie of Peachtree City, GA. To her legacy she leaves seven grandchildren and four great grandchildren.

Her Funeral will be held from the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, 128 Revere St., Revere on Thursday, January 16 at 9 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Anthony’s Church at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends are kindly invited. Visiting hours will be today, Wednesday, from 4 to 8 p.m. Interment will be in Massachusetts National Cemetery in Bourne. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations in her name be made to Tidewell Hospice, Philanthropy Department,

5595 Rand Blvd, Sarasota, FL 34238 or on the internet at http://tidewell.org.  For guest book please visit: www.Buonfiglio.com

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In Remembrance of Leslie DeAngelis Lavoie

Of Georgia, formerly of Revere

Leslie DeAngelis Lavoie passed away after a short illness in Atlanta, Georgia on November 28, 2013.

Leslie was born on October 9, 1953 to Marcus and Amelia DeAngelis in North Hollywood, CA.

A 1971 graduate of Revere High School, Leslie was raised in Revere and lived in Florida, North Carolina, Virginia, and Georgia.

Filled with boundless love and heartfelt interest in others, Leslie made friends easily and maintained close contact with family and friends. Leslie suffered bravely from Lupus for 15 years.

Our angel leaves to cherish her memory, her loving husband, Warren; children, Tim, Kris, and Keri and granddaughter, Taylor, all of Peachtree City, GA. She was preceded in death by her loving father, Marcus, US Navy Seabee, and her dear mother, Amelia Sena DeAngelis.

She was someone who helped others with an open heart. She would be there to listen and not judge when others were struggling with their own battles. Full of love and compassion for her family, she will forever be missed.

A memorial mass will be held at 12 p.m. Friday at St. Anthony’s Church. All are invited to attend. Local arrangements are with Buonfiglio-Bruno Funeral Home.

In remembrance and In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Lupus Foundation of America in the name of Leslie Lavoie on the internet @www.lupus.org

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In Remembrance of Amelia DeAngelis

Of Georgia, Formerly of Revere

Amelia Sena DeAngelis passed away after a long illness in Peachtree City, Georgia on November 12, 2013.

A 1945 graduate of Revere High School, Amelia was raised in Revere and lived in California, New Hampshire, Florida, North Carolina, and Georgia. She made her career in the restaurant business. With a huge heart and boundless energy, Amelia touched the lives of so many.

She was born on February 11, 1927 to Angelo and Rose Sena in Revere. She was preceded in death by her loving husband Marcus, US Navy Seabee; her father, Angelo, mother, Rose and brothers, Billy and Angelo. Amelia leaves to cherish her memory, her loving sister, Louise, brothers: John, Ralph, Bobby and Dickie, grandchildren: Tim, Kris, and Keri Lavoie and great-granddaughter, Taylor Lavoie, all of Georgia.

A memorial mass will be held at 12pm Friday at St. Anthony’s Church. All are invited to attend. Local arrangements are with Buonfiglio-Bruno Funeral Home.

In remembrance and in lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Alzheimer’s Foundation in the name of Amelia Sena DeAngelis on the internet @ www.alzfdn.org

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Helen Griffin

Of Watertown, formerly of Beachmont

Helen E. (McGuiggan) Griffin of Watertown, formerly of Beachmont Revere, passed away peacefully on January 7 surrounded by her family. She was 90 years old.

Born and raised in Revere, Helen was the daughter of the late Frank and Frances (Thomas) McGuiggan and the cherished wife of the late Robert F. Griffin. She was a graduate of Revere High School and retired from Arkwright Mutual Insurance of Boston in Waltham where she worked as a clerk. Helen moved from Revere to Watertown in 1972 but her love of Beachmont and the ocean was always in her heart.

She is survived by her beloved daughter, Kathleen G. Ambrogio and her husband, Edward of Watertown; her loving granddaughters, Kaitlin Griffin Ambrogio and Keara Griffin Ambrogio; her sister, Joan Canniff of Revere andbrother, Laurence McGuiggan, of Winthrop. She was predeceased by her sisters, Frances Mitchell, Alice Camerano and her brother, Walter McGuiggan.

Funeral arrangements were by the Bisbee-Porcella Funeral Home, Saugus. Interment was at Puritan Lawn Memorial Park, Peabody. In lieu of flowers, donations in Helen’s memory may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association of MA, 480 Pleasant St., Watertown, MA 02472. For condolences:www.BisbeePorcella.com.

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Richard LoConte

Decorated Veteran

Richard D. LoConte of Revere and Naples, Florida died unexpectedly at the Whidden Memorial Hospital on January 8. He was 81 years old.

A recipient of the Bronze Service Star while serving in the US Army during the Korean Conflict, he was a former member of the Knights of Columbus Saugus Council 1829.

Born in New York, the son of the late Domenic and Mildred (Ancillo), he was the beloved husband of Angelina (Rinaldi); devoted father of Christopher and his wife, Robin of Lynnfield and Stephanie Riel and her husband, Stephen of Georgetown; loving grandfather of Nicholas and Robert LoConte and Gabrielle Riel and the dear brother of the late Robert M. LoConte. Funeral arrangements were by the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, Revere. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Richard’s memory to the charity of your choice. For guest book please visitwww.Buonfiglio.com

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Judith Elaine Hamilt

A Strong, Independent and Loving Woman

Judith Elaine “Judie” Hamilt of Revere, formerly of Chelsea, died on January 7. She was 80 years old.

Raised and educated in Chelsea by her parents, Gladys and Albert Hamilt, she and was living among her high school friends again at the Jack Satter House, Revere, where she loved playing Polka on Sundays. Judie, as she liked to be called, was friendly, warm and considerate to all. She loved her family, animals, shopping and spending time with her children and friends. She adored and was most proud of her granddaughter, Tara Ann Yaffi.

She worked at the Logan Hilton and Showcase Cinemas in Revere for many years and was a strong, independent, loving woman, always ready to offer a hand.

She will be sadly missed by her three children: Richard Alan Yaffi of Lynn, Warren Scott Yaffi of Peabody and Lauri Beth DeSilvester – Yaffi of Wayland and by all who knew and loved her.

Keeping with Hebrew tradition, her service was held on January 8 at Sharon Memorial Cemetery, Sharon with Rabbi Reinstein officiating. A small private family Shiva was held afterward.

Arrangements were by Jay Goldman Funeral Chapel in Malden. Memorial donations can be made in Judie’s name to either the American Lung Association, 460 Totten Pond Rd., Suite 400, Waltham, MA 02451 or to Jewish Family & Children’s Services, 1430 Main St., Waltham, MA 02451.

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Luigia Sica

Homemaker

Luigia (Gulla) Sica of Revere died on January 13 at the Massachusetts General Hospital. She was 88 years old.

A homemaker born in Palermiti Italy, the daughter of the late Giuseppe and Caterina (Razionale) Gulla, she was the beloved wife of the late Vito; devoted mother of John and his wife, Maria of Saugus and Ivana Nasta and her husband, Domenic of North Reading; dear sister of the late Domenico Gulla, Maria Russo, Pasquale Gulla and Ernesto Gulla; loving grandmother of Daniel Sica, Irene Casazza, Anthony Nasta, Andrew Sica and Amanda Nasta and is also survived by her three loving great grandchildren Nicholas Sica, Noah Sica and Marsimo Casazza.

Her Funeral will be held from the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, 128 Revere St., Revere today, Wednesday, January 15 at 9 a.m. Followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Anthony’s Church at 10 a.m. Entombment will be in Holy Cross Cemetery. For guestbook please visit www.Buonfiglio.com

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Danielle Thomas-Linn

Of Peabody, formerly of East Boston

Danielle M. (Merchant) Thomas-Linn of Peabody, formerly of East Boston, passed away of diabetes surrounded by her family at the Leahy Clinic on January 7.

She was the loving mother of Dylan Matthew Linn; cherished daughter of Janice M. (Girolamo) Merchant of Peabody and Richard Merchant and his wife, Cindy of Revere; dear sister of Renee Merchant of Tewksbury; granddaughter of Sibby Girolamo of Peabody and the late Teresa ( Vigliotti ) Girolamo; dear niece of Fred Girolamo of Peabody and his children, Gary and Stephen, John Merchant and his wife, Judy of Winthrop and their children, John and Michael.

Family and friends will honor Danielle’s life by gathering on Thursday, January 9, in Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home 262 Beach Street, Revere from 4 to 8 p.m. and assembling at St Mary of the Annunciation Church, 24 Conant Street, Danvers at 11:15 a.m. on Friday to be followed by her Funeral Mass at 11:30 AM. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. For directions and guest book: www.vazzafunerals.com.

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