Retired Revere Police Officer; Member of Revere Moose
George Bianchi of Malden, formerly of Revere, died on April 25.
A late Officer for the Revere Police Department, he was a US Marine Corps veteran and a member of the Revere Moose Lodge 1272.
He was the beloved husband of Carolyn (Covino) Bianchi of Malden; devoted father of Georgiann Bonaventura and her husband, Anthony “Tony” of Peabody, Carla Bianchi and her husband, Nicholas Pittella of Wilmington and Toni Rau and her husband, Dolph of Saugus; cherished grandfather of Nicholas, Gino, Logan and Lilly; dear brother of Anthony Bianchi and his wife, Josephine, Arlene DiGregorio and her late husband, Pat, John Bianchi and his wife, Evelyn, Robert Bianchi and his wife, Carolyn, Joseph Bianchi and the late Violet Dellert, Rocco Bianchi, Roland “Pat” Bianchi, Lorrey Bianchi, Albert Bianchi and Salvatore Bianchi; brother-in-law of Lorraine and Marie Bianchi and is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.
His Funeral will be held from the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons~Bruno Funeral Home, 128 Revere St., Revere on Thursday, May 1 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 are today, Wednesday, from 4 to 8 p.m. Interment will be in Holy Cross Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in George’s name may be made to: American Heart Association, 20 Speen St, Framingham, MA 01701 or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Pl., Memphis, TN 38105. For online memorial and guestbook please visit: www.Buonfiglio.com
Longtime Filenes Employee
Margaret M. (Mastrangelo) Crowley of Revere died on April 24.
A longtime employee of Filenes, she was the beloved wife of the late Peter C.; loving daughter of the late Angelo and Antoinetta (Steriti) Mastrangelo; dear sister of the late Dr. Angelo Mastrangelo Jr., Louise Santoro, Rocco Mastrangelo, Ella Hughes and Edward Mastrangelo and is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.
Funeral arrangements were by the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons~Bruno Funeral Home, Revere. Interment was in Holy Cross Cemetery. Donations in her name may be made to: Hospice Services of MA 391 Broadway, suite 103, Everett, MA 02149. For online guestbook and memorial, please visit: www.Buonfiglio.com
Frank ‘Barney’ Maniscalco
Late Proprietor of Barney’s Pool Hall of Chelsea
Frank J. “Barney” Maniscalco, formerly of Revere and East Boston, died on April 25.
A US Army veteran of World War II and the late proprietor of Barney’s Pool Hall in Chelsea, he was the beloved husband of 59 years of the late Dolores J. “Dolly” (Myhal); devoted father of Denise Brandano of Lynnfield and Debra Fleming of Peabody; loving father in law of Robert Brandano; cherished grandfather of Robert Brandano of Lynnfield, Kristen Brandano and Peter Rossi of Delray Beach, FL, Daniel Fleming and Samantha Scott of Wakefield, Brian Fleming of Peabody and Marisa Fleming of Peabody and also leaves four great grandchildren: Tiana, Robert, Nicholas and Ava Alyse. He was the dear brother of Antionette Sposito, Salvator Maniscalco, Gus Maniscalco, Joanne Jankun and the late Katherine Marino, Patsy, James, Anthony, Charles and Joseph Maniscalco; treasured uncle of Wendy, Craig and Brandi Neil of Revere. Funeral arrangements were by the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons~Bruno Funeral Home, Revere. Entombment was in Holy Cross Mausoleum. In lieu of flowers, please make memorial donations to: Chelsea Soldiers Home 91 Crest Ave, Chelsea, MA 01250. For online memorial and guestbook, please visit: www.Buonfiglio.com
Retired Revere Firefighter; Of East Falmouth, Formerly of Revere
Salvatore G. Ciampa of East Falmouth, formerly of Revere, passed away at home on April 23. He was 72 years old.
Sal, who was born in East Boston, the son of the late Samuel and Frances (Golisano) Ciampa, was a Revere Fire Fighter for 34 years. He was also a machinist who owned and operated Park Products in Revere for 20 years. He later worked for Deep Sea and Oceaneering International of Cataumet. He wintered in Marco Island, Florida.
He was the beloved husband of 28 years to Gail F. (Martino) Ciampa and is also survived by his children: Martine McDermott of Falmouth and Edward and his wife, Catarina Hegner of Illinois; his brother, Joseph Ciampa and his wife, Patricia of Merrimack, NH, John and Thomas and his sisters, Grace Power and Linda Fisher, all of Boston. He is also survived by his grandchildren, Maya Dinsmore, Maggie and Donovan Hegner. He was predeceased by his sons: Mar and Salvatore, Jr.
Funeral arrangements were by the Chapman, Cole & Gleason Funeral Home, Falmouth Center. Burial was in Saint Anthony’s Cemetery. For online guestbook and obituary, visit:www.ccgfuneralhome.com
Of Beachmont, formerly of the North End
Susan (Alfieri) Jordan of Beachmont, formerly of Boston’s North End, died on April 22 at the Whidden Memorial Hospital. She was 80 years old.
A homemaker, born in Boston, she was the beloved mother of Joseph Frangello of East Boston; dear sister of Diana Annunziata of Revere, Lois Venezia of Winthrop, Lorna Williams of Revere and the late Emmanuella Rodriguez and is also survived by loving nieces and nephews.
Funeral arrangements were by the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons – Bruno Funeral Home, Revere. Interment was in Woodlawn Cemetery. For guest book please visit www.Buonfiglio.com
Mass. Supreme Judicial Court Principal Administrator
Lois A. Ventresco, a lifelong Winthrop resident, died following a brief illness at Boston’s Mass. General Hospital on Easter Sunday, April 20. She was 73 years old.
Born and raised in Winthrop, she was educated in the Winthrop and Boston School Systems. For more than 20 years, and until her stroke on February 14, 2014, she served as a Principal Administrator at Mass. Supreme Judicial Court.
For many years, she maintained a close relationship with the Discalced Carmelite Sisters of Peabody and the Marist Missionary Sisters of Waltham. Her faithfulness and generosity are well noted by both of these congregations.
Her late husband, Anthony E. Ventresco, died on February 5, 1984 and she never re-married. She was the cherished mother of Lisa A. Ventresco of Winthrop and the devoted grandmother of David A. Ventresco of New Hampshire, a student at the University of Connecticut; a brother Alfred E. Saggese, Jr. of Winthrop and the sister of the late Joan Shea. She is also lovingly survived by her former daughter-in-law Elizabeth Turner and her husband, Gary of Merrimac, NH.
Funeral arrangements were by the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, Revere. Interment was in the Cross Street section of Winthrop Cemetery, Winthrop. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to St. Jude Childrens’ Research Hospital, P.O. Box 1000, Department 142, Memphis, TN 38101-9908. For more information, please visit: www.vertuccioandsmith.com
Richard Roy Rogers
Longtime Malden School Bus Driver
Richard Roy Rogers of Melrose, formerly of Malden, died on April 21 at the Golden Living Center of Melrose. He was 80 years old.
Richard worked for many years as a School Bus driver in the City of Malden.
Born in Malden, the son of the late Frank Rogers and Rose Croxen, he was the beloved father of Denise Rogers, Richard Rogers Jr., Nancy Speaks, Douglas Rogers, Ruth Rogers, Shirley Rogers, Phillip Rogers, Phyllis Cheek, Tina Cheek, Jeffrey Rogers, Robert Rogers, Eric Rogers and the late Justina Rogers and Frances Rogers; step father of Lisa Dobay and John Dobay; former husband of Shirley A. Rogers and the late Norma Rogers. He is also survived by many loving grandchildren.
Funeral arrangements were by the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, Revere. For guest book please visit www.Buonfiglio.com
Ronald Languirand, Sr.
Former Owner and Operater of “The Handyman of Winthrop”
Ronald J. Languirand, Sr. of Winthrop died on his 64th birthday, Easter Sunday, in the Lighthouse Nursing Care Center of Revere after a long illness.
He attended Salem Schools and most of his working career was in the construction field. Before his illness took hold, he owned and operated his own business, known as “The Handyman of Winthrop.”
Before moving to Winthrop in 1989, he and his family lived previously in Newton, Randolph and Watertown.
He leaves his beloved and devoted wife of 42 years, Louisa M. (Casamento) Languirand. He was the cherished son of Althea E. (Simard) Languirand and the late Arthur A.; devoted father of Ronald J. Languirand, Jr. and his fiance, Candace Trinque of Leominster and Arthur A. Languirand and his fiance, Rebecca Lescay of Winthrop, Randy Languirand of Oregon, Crystal Languirand and Betsy Kusa, both of Dracut. He is also lovingly survived by his grandchildren: Reid, Gabriel, Joshua, Ryan, Richard and Lullu. He was the dear brother of the late Arthur A. Languirand, Jr.
Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, Revere. Interment was in Winthrop Cemetery (Belle Isle Section) Winthrop. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Lighthouse Nursing Care Center (Attn: Patients’ Activities Fund), 204 Proctor Avenue, Revere, MA 02151. For more information, visit:www.vertuccioandsmith.com.
Former Proprietor and Operator of Jay-Mar Trucking Co. of Revere and Saugus
Family and friends are invited to attend a Memorial Funeral Mass on Saturday, May 3 at 11 a.m. in St. Anthony of Padua Church, 250 Revere St., Revere for John J. Marino who died following a long illness at the Hammersmith Nursing and Rehabilitation Center of Saugus on Easter Sunday, April 20. He was 88 years old.
Born in Boston’s North End, the family moved to Revere when he was a young boy and he remained here all of his life.
bHe entered the US Navy on January 31, 1944 and served until May 28, 1951 in both the Korean Conflict as well as in World War II, achieving the rank of Gunner’s Mate Third Class.
For more than 40 years, he owned and operated Jay-Mar Trucking of Saugus and Revere until retiring in 1986. Mr. Marino was a former member of the VFW Post #6712 of Beachmont.
He was the beloved husband for 62 years to the late Eleanor A. “Ella” (Siciliano) Marino who passed in January of 2012; the devoted father of John J. Marino, III and his wife, Sandra A. of Saugus and Michele Harter and her late husband, Tracey of Long Beach, California and the cherished grandfather of Jasmine G. Marino of Saugus and the late Christopher J. Considine. He was the dear brother in law of former Revere City Councillor, Pasquale “Pat” Tata of Revere and the late Phyllis A. Tata, the late Louis “Geno” Siciliano and his late wife, Louise. He is also lovingly survived by his aunt: Theresa DeStefano of North Reading and his two adored great grandchildren, Sophia G. Fiandaca and Christopher J. Marino, both of Saugus and by many nieces and nephews. He was the brother of the late Maryann Cobb.
The Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals of Revere is honored to have assisted with the completion of funeral arrangements. Interment is private. For more information, please visit: www.vertuccioandsmith.com.
Family and friends are invited to attend a Memorial Funeral Mass at 11 a.m. Thursday, May 1 in St. Anthony of Padua Church, Revere for Wendy M. (Vatalaro) Strauss who died following a long and arduous battle with Non-Hodgkins-Lymphoma. A resident of Bedford and a former resident of Cape Cod and Burlington, she was 44 years old.
Wendy leaves her beloved husband of 18 years, Jeffrey “Jeff” Strauss. She was the cherished daughter of Kay F. (Prebensen) Vatalaro-Carr, all of Weymouth and the late Joseph F. Vatalaro; the devoted sister of Esther M. Vatalaro of Winthrop, Andrea E. and Maryellen Vatalaro, both of Everett, Paul Vatalaro of So. Carolina and the late Alan J. Vatalaro and the dear niece of Eileen Frebensen of Decatur, Illinois and Carmella Scialoia of Everett. She is also lovingly survived by her best friend, Connie, her nephews, one niece and by many cousins.
Interment will be held privately and at a later time. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to: Boston Higashi School, 800 No. Main St., Randolph, MA 02368 or to the Tufts Medical Center, 800 Washington St., Boston, MA 02111, Attention: Marilou Wilkinson or Dr. Andreas Klein, Hematology/Oncology Dept.
The Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals of Revere was honored to have assisted in the completion of funeral arrangements. For more information, please visit: www.vertuccioandsmith.com