Obituaries 02-19-2014

February 19, 2014
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Michael Ranaudo

Account Manager; Of Winthrop, formerly of Revere

Michael J. Ranaudo of Winthrop, formerly of Revere, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, February 13. He was 47 years old.

He attended Revere schools, graduated from Rogers High School in Newport, RI and worked for SecurAmerica LLC as an Account Manager in Boston.

He was born in Revere on June 28, 1966 at Revere Memorial Hospital to the late Frank A. and Laura R. (Stillitano) Ranaudo of Revere. He was the grandson of the late Antonio and Anna (Lombardo) Ranaudo of Revere and the late Joseph and Mary (Chaves) Stillitano of Brockton.

He is survived by his brother, Frank A. Ranaudo and his wife, Becky of Florence, AL and his sisters, Cathryn “Cathy” Vigoda and her husband, Barry of North Fort Myers, FL; Ann Baillie and her husband, the late Ronald of Winthrop and Patricia “Tricia” Thomas and her husband, Brian of Sandown, NH. He was the devoted uncle of Albert G. Rizzo, III of Salem, Donna Lavigne of Sandown, NH, Cheryl Ranaudo of South Boston, Christopher Ranaudo of Anahmeim Hills, CA, Erin Baillie of Winthrop abd Tanner Thomas and Drake Xin Zhuang Thomas of Sandown, NH; great uncle of Hanna Lavigne of Sandown, NH, Ryley Millett of South Boston and Justin Rizzo and Colin Rizzo of Lynn. He is also survived by his former wife and very good friend, Maria Simard of East Boston.

At his request there will be no calling hours. The burial will be private in Newport, RI.

Paul L. Buonfiglio III

Buonfiglio Funeral Home

www.Buonfiglio.com

781-284-3376

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John ‘Johnny’ Gulla

Of Revere

John D. “Johnny” Gulla of Revere died on February 15. He was 53 years old.

Born in Boston, he was the beloved husband of Susan (Dumas) Gulla, devoted father of John Anthony Gulla and loving son of Teresa (Colarusso) Gulla, all of Revere, and the late Joseph Gulla; dear brother of Joseph Gulla and his wife, Lynn of Peabody, Frank Gulla and his companion, Lisa Vargas of Revere. He is also survived by his twin sister, Joanne Winn and her husband, Dave of Peabody. He was the cherished uncle of Michael, Joey, Davida, Andrew, Kristine, Stephane, Jenny and Joey.

His Funeral will be held from the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons~Bruno Funeral Home 128 Revere St., Revere today, Wednesday, February 19 at 10 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Anthony’s Church at 11 a.m. Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend. In lieu of flowers, please make donations in Johnny’s name to: American Kidney Foundation 85 Aston Ave, Suite 2, Norwood, MA 02062. For online memorial and guestbook please visit:www.Buonfiglio.com

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Guy Cappello, Jr.

Popular Master Hair Stylist

Guy Cappello, Jr. of Lynnfield, formerly of Boston’s North End, died on February 14 at the Lahey Clinic in Peabody. He was 92 years old.

Mr. Cappello was born and raised in the North End and was educated in Boston Schools. He entered the U.S. Army in 1942 during the height of World War II to help defend his country. When he returned home from his tour of duty, he went to work for his father in his barbershop in the North End of Boston. It was there where he learned his trade and mastered his craft.

He eventually took over the family business and went on to open several other men’s hair stylist shops in Everett, Saugus and Peabody. Guy had a great reputation and a very successful business.

In 1952, he married the love of his life, Mary A. (Cicatelli.) They had one daughter, Pamela, his other love and the couple settled in Lynnfield to raise their daughter. Guy was a past member of the Knights of Columbus and The Sons of Italy.

He was the loving husband of Mary A. (Cicatelli) with whom he shared 56 years of marriage and the loving and cherished father of Pamela A. Cappello and her companion, Andrew Fee of Danvers. He was the brother of the late: Rosaria “Sally” Gulla, Rose Mackay, Ann D’Ortona and John Cappello and is also lovingly survived by several nieces and nephews.

Family and friends are invited to attend visiting hours on Thursday, February 20 from 4 to 8 p.m., in the Vertuccio and Smith Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Route 107) Revere. His funeral will be conducted from the funeral home on Friday, February 21 at 10 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Anthony of Padua Church, Revere at 11 a.m. Interment will be in Forest Hills Cemetery in Lynnfield. For more information, visit: www.vertuccioandsmith.com

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Richard ‘Dick’ Smith

Former Revere City Councillor; Retired Suffolk County Deputy Lt. Sheriff

Richard A.“Dick” Smith, a lifelong resident of Revere, died after a long illness at the Whidden Memorial Hospital in Everett. He was 76 years old.

Dick was born and raised in Revere and was a graduate of Revere High School, Class of 1956. In 1965, he married his love, Kathleen A. DeRosa and the couple remained in Revere and began their family.

In 1973, he began a 30 year career with the Suffolk County Sheriff’s Department and rose to the rank of Deputy Lieutenant. He was assigned to the Charles Street and Nashua Street Jails in Boston. During his tenure, he often led neighborhood kids on a tour of the facilities to show them why it was important to stay out of trouble.

Dick loved his family and was very active with them, attending school functions and extracurricular events. He threw his hat in the political ring, ran for Revere City Councilor of Ward 3 and served his community proudly from 1981 to 1985.

While involved as Revere City Councilor, he became a member of many of the local fraternal organizations such as: St. Anthony’s Holy Name Society, The Revere Lodge of Moose #1272, The VFW Joseph I. Mottola Post, The Soccorso Club, The Patriot Civic Club and several others. It is known by many that Dick was a huge “Montreal Canadians” fan.

He was the devoted husband of Kathleen A. “Kathy” (DeRosa) Smith of Revere with whom he shared 48 years of marriage; the cherished father of: Wanda A. Smith and her companion, Dennis Anemoduris of Revere and Wendy A. Smith–McGonagle and her husband, Neil of Rowley; the loving grandfather of Emma, Grace and Jake McGonagle; the brother of: Edward Smith and his wife, Edna of Florida, Donald Smith and Dorothy Jannino, both of Revere, Janet Parker and her husband, John of Chelsea and the late Frank “Sonny” and William “Billy” Smith. He was the loving son in law of the late: John “Jake” and Ruth (McLaughlin) DeRosa and is also lovingly survived by many nieces and nephews and by several uncles.

Family and friends are invited to attend visiting hours today, Wednesday, February 19 from 4 to 8 p.m. in the Vertuccio and Smith Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Route 107) Revere. His funeral will be conducted from the funeral home on Thursday, February 20 at 10 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Anthony of Padua Church in Revere at 11 a.m. Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery. For more information, visit www.vertuccioandsmith.com

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Diane Marie Ceruolo

Of Peabody, formerly of Revere

Diane Marie (Cafarelli) Ceruolo of Peabody, the daughter of Marie and Leonard Cafarelli of Revere, died peacefully February 11 surrounded by her loving family after a sudden trauma.

A graduate of Revere High School and North Shore Community College, Diane was a loving mother, grandmother and sister and also a devout catholic who was committed to a healthy and active lifestyle. She enjoyed walking, swimming, organic gardening, and spending time with her family. She previously worked in health care at Whidden Memorial Hospital and Beverly Hospital.

She leaves behind her sons Paul Ceruolo of Saugus and Christopher Ceruolo and his wife, Melissa of Swampscott; her daughter Lynn Ceruolo and grandson Shaun of Peabody. Also surviving are her sister Donna Marcinowski and her husband, Paul of Revere, her brother Leonard Cafarelli of Revere and her sister Arlane Zagami and her husband, Peter of Moultonborough, NH; sister-in-law Mary Cafarelli, nieces Danielle Cafarelli, Jenelle Cafarelli and grandnephew, Joseph of Revere; stepsons Richard Ceruolo of Annapolis, MD and David Ceruolo of Saugus and her loving friend, Barry Wilson of Peabody.

Funeral arrangements were by the Conway, Cahill-Brodeur Funeral Home, Peabody. Interment was at Puritan Lawn Cemetery, Peabody. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Boston Children’s Hospital, In Honor of Diane Ceruolo, 401 Park Drive, Suite 602, Boston, MA 02115 or donate online (http://giving.childrenshospital.org/).

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Mary Fulchino

Retired Secretary

Mary A. (Statuto) Fulchino, a Revere resident for more than 50 years, died on February 13 after a long illness at the Lighthouse Nursing Care Center in Revere. She was 94 years old.

Mary was born and raised in Revere, attended Revere schools and was a graduate of Revere High School, Class of 1938. She worked at several jobs before beginning a 30 year secretarial career with Monsanto Industries. It was in 1948 when she wed her love, William A. Fulchino. The couple left Revere and resided in Reading for over 40 years. Although she was fond of Reading, she had a wonderful, loving family to remind her where her roots were.

She was the devoted wife of William A. Fulchino with whom she shared 65 years of marriage; the cherished sister of her late twin, Eda M. Corso, Aurelio “Rallie” Albert and Armenio “Mal” Statuto; the loving aunt of: Anthony Statuto and his wife, Grace of Danvers, Stephen A. Statuto of Orlando, Florida, Kathleen A. McCarthy of Saugus, Robert R. Corso and his wife, Lisa of Middleton, and Nancy E. Rollins and her husband, Steven A. of Lee, NH. She is also lovingly survived by many grand nieces and grand nephews.

Family and friends are invited to attend visiting hours today, Wednesday, February 19 from 9 to 10:30 a.m. in the Vertuccio and Smith Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Route 107) Revere. (Parking is available in the lot left of the funeral home.) A Funeral Mass will follow the visitation at Immaculate Conception Church (Corner of Beach Street and Winthrop Avenue) Revere at 11 a.m. Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to: Alzheimer’s Association Massachusetts / New Hampshire Chapter, 480 Pleasant St., Watertown, MA 02472. For more information, visit:www.vertuccioandsmith.com

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Robert Murphy

Retired Real Estate Broker; Church and Community Volunteer

Robert G. Murphy of Revere died on February 12 at the E. N. Rodgers Memorial Veterans Hospital in Bedford following a long illness. He was 70 years old.

“Bob” was born and raised in Boston and attended Boston Public Schools, graduating in 1962. He attended several area colleges before entering the US Navy in June of 1965 and proudly served his country during the Vietnam Conflict. He entered the Officers Candidate Program, learned to fly Jets and separated from the Navy in 1968 at the rank of Lieutenant.

He met and married Marion Fisher and the couple settled in Revere. Bob continued to further his education taking more colleges classes to further his knowledge. He went on to pursue a career in real estate and worked as a top salesman for several of the top brokerages and he often found time to give back and would volunteer at his church and for the community.

Bob suffered some health related problems approximately 12 years ago which led him to become a resident at the E. N. Rogers Memorial Hospital. There he made friends instantly and was fondly known to many of the staff and residents as “Murph.”

He was the devoted husband of Marion (Fisher) Murphy with whom he shared 35 years of marriage; the loving father of: Lorraine Cane of California, Linda Giustina of Revere and her partner, Debbie Bickoff of Woburn, Louise Lange and her fiancé, Joseph Dempsey of Revere and the late Chad F. Burns and his wife, Susan of Revere; the cherished grandfather of: Monica, Gabriel, Alex, Tiffany and Brycen and also leaves five great grandchildren.

Family and friends are invited to attend a Memorial Service on Monday, February 24 at 12 Noon in the Vertuccio and Smith Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Route 107) Revere. Interment will be in Massachusetts National Cemetery at a later date. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to: New England Shelter for Homeless Veterans, Development Office, 17 Court St., 9th Floor Boston, MA 02108. For more information visitwww.vertuccioandsmith.com

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Henry ‘Jamie’ Onessimo, Jr.

Of Malden, formerly of Revere

Henry J. “Jamie” Onessimo, Jr. of Malden, formerly of Revere, died unexpectedly at home on February 12. He was 55 years old.

A graduate of Revere High School, Class of 1977, he was the loving son of Jacqueline (Giampa) Onessimo of Malden and the late Henry J. Onessimo, Sr.; the cherished brother of: Janelle Iudice and her husband, Steven of Saugus and the late Jacqueline “Jaye” Ravagno and Jody Ann Onessimo; the beloved uncle of: Jake Iudice and Jennie Iudice, both of Saugus, John L. Ravagno of Wakefield, Jarrod M. Ravagno of Revere, Justin Branch of Malden and Jiana Onessimo of Boston. He is also lovingly survived by many aunts, uncles and cousins.

Funeral arrangements were by the Vertuccio and Smith Home for Funerals, Revere, Interment was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. In lieu of flowers, Remembrances may be made to: Special Olympics – Massachusetts, 512 Forest ST., Malborough, MA 01752. For more information, visit www.vertuccioandsmith.com

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Joanna Sozio

Revere Homemaker

Joanna (DiPesa) Sozio of Revere died on February 13 after a brief illness. She was 64 years old.

A member of RHS, Class of 1967, she lived in Revere for most of her life and was the loving daughter of the late John “RFD” and Dolores ( Diggins)DiPesa; beloved mother of Anthony Sozio, Jr of Revere; dear sister of Jack DiPesa and his wife, Jean, Valerie Reilly and her husband, Jim and Steven DiPesa, all of Revere and Michael DiPesa and his wife, Tracy of Bradford; devoted aunt of Katie, Jody, Christina, Christopher and Carla DiPesa and great aunt of Gianna Raffa.

Visiting hours will be in the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, 128 Revere St., Revere on Saturday, February 22 from 1 to 3 p.m. followed by a prayer service at 3 p.m. Relatives and friends are kindly invited. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Joanna’s memory to Care Dimensions, 75 Sylvan St., Danvers MA 01923. For guest book please visit www.Buonfiglio.com

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Adam Hartman

Truck Driver, Avid Hunter and Fisherman, Member of Broadsound Tuna Club

Adam B. Hartman of Revere died unexpectedly on February 16. He was 41 years old.

Born and raised in Revere, he attended Revere and Chelsea Schools and worked as a truck driver for James Derba Meats, North Atlantic Seafood and his brother’s company, Northeast Oil. Adam was an avid hunter and fisherman and was a member of the Broadsound Tuna Club in Revere.

He was the cherished son of Helen M. Sekenski of Chelsea and her late husband, Edward and the son of the late Richard A. Hartman; the loving father of: Brettashley Hartman of New Hampshire; the beloved brother of Jonathan A. Hartman and his wife, Joyce and Katherine G. Hartman, all of Revere and the adored uncle of Brian, Nicholas and Samantha Hartman, all of Revere. He is also lovingly survived by many aunts, uncles and cousins and is also survived by his former wife, Lori Hartley of New Hampshire.

Family and friends are invited to attend visiting hours in the Vertuccio and Smith Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Route 107) Revere on Saturday, February 22 from 2 to 6 p.m, followed by a service in the funeral home at 6:15 p.m., Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers remembrances may be made to the: Make A Wish Foundation of MA, One Bulfinch Place Suite 201, Boston, MA 02114-2931. For more information, visit: www.vertuccioandsmith.com

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Mary Mondello

Married 71 years

Mary ‘Bea’ (Cassidy) Mondello of Revere died on February 18 at Genesis Healthcare in Saugus. She was 92 years old.

The loving wife of Frank Mondello with whom she shared 71 years of marriage, she was born in Chelsea, the daughter of the late Bernard and Nellie (McDevitt) Cassidy. In addition to her husband, Mrs. Mondello leaves three daughters, Ellen Lewis and her husband, Wayne of Malden, Mary Jane Burton and her husband, John of Saugus and Patricia Bell and her husband, Michael of Chelmsford; three sons, James Mondello and his wife, Patricia of Swampscott, Robert Mondello and his wife, Lynda Pearson of Marblehead and Thomas Mondello and his wife, Janice of Mablehead. She is also survived by 16 grandchildren and 21 one great grandchildren. She was predeceased by five sisters and two brothers.

Her funeral was held from the Bisbee-Porcella Funeral Home, 549 Lincoln Ave., Saugus on Saturday, February 22 at 9:30 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Margaret’s Church, 431 Lincoln Ave., Saugus at 10:30 a.m. Visitation will be on Friday, February 21 from 4 to 8 p.m. For condolences, www.BisbeePorcella.com

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