Obituaries 09-24-2014

Rosemary Paul

Activities Director

Who Loved to be ‘Blinged Out”

Rosemary (Michael) Paul, wife of Carl A. Paul of Magnolia passed away on Sunday, September 21 at the Lahey Clinic Medical Center. She was 81 years old.

She was born in Gloucester on December 2, 1932, daughter of the late Charles and Rose (Butler) Michael.

Rosemary was a graduate of St. Ann’ s High School, Class of 1951 and was a devoted parishioner of St. Ann’s Church.

She had worked for White Gable Nursing Home as an activities director for many years.

“Rowie” was an artist, specializing in oils and stain glass.She also enjoyed doing crossword puzzles and shopping, especially for shoes and clothing because looking good was very important to her. Rosemary was also an avid jewelry collector of gold, silver and turquoise. She just loved to be blinged out.

Rosemary was a very sociable person, especially in the Lebanese Community and boating was a big part of her life having made many close friends at the Cape Ann Marina.

She will be greatly missed by all who knew her.

She is survived by her husband of 58 years, Carl A. Paul of Magnolia; her daughters, Pamela J. Hoysradt and Catherine and Laura A. Paul, all of Revere; her son, Gregory A. Paul and his wife, Judith of Natick; six children, Nowaf Al-Saidy, Asa Al-Saidy, Aziza Al-Saidy, Victoria Hoysradt,Anysa Al-Saidy, Dawn Michael and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was pre-deceased by four sisters, Marie Lawler, Virginia Michael, Ann Haworth and Shirley Michael and two brothers, Richard Michael and Paul Michael.

Her Funeral Mass will be celebrated in St. Ann’s Church, Holy Family Parish on Thursday, September 25 at 11 a.m. Relatives and friends are cordially invited to attend.

The burial will be held in Calvary Cemetery, Gloucester.

Visiting hours in the Greely Funeral Home, 212 Washington Street, Gloucester will be held today, Wednesday from 5 to 8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in her name to St. Ann’s Church, Holy Family Parish, 60 Prospect Street, Gloucester, MA 01930. Online condolences may be given at www.greelyfuneralhome.com

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Carlo Picardi

Of Brooksby Village, Peabody,

formerly of East Boston

Carlo Picardi of Brooksby Village, Peabody, formerly of East Boston, passed away September 17.

A US Army veteran of World War II, he was the dear brother of Rico Picardi of Brooksby Village, Peabody and Elena Rossi of Revere and the late Louis, Gerardo, Anthony, and Pasqualina Picardi; cherished son of the late Amato and Sofia Picardi and is also lovingly survived by many nieces and nephews.

Family and friends honored Carlo’s life by gathering in Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, Revere before leaving in Procession to the Immaculate Conception Church in Revere for a Funeral Mass celebrated in his honor. Interment was in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Carlo’s name to ALS Gift Processing Center, PO Box 6051, Albert Lea, MN 56007. For guest book: www.vazzafunerals.com

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Mona Marie Rangel

Of Stoughton, formerly of Revere

Mona Marie (Theall) Rangel of Stoughton, formerly of Revere, died on September 11.

She was the devoted mother of Shana Scott of Revere and Matthew Kratman of New Hampshire; beloved daughter of Gail “Biggie” Theall of Revere and the late Edgar Theall; loving girlfriend of Juan Nuñez of Stoughton and is also survived by many loving aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

Memorial visitation was held in the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons~Bruno Funeral Home, Revere. For online memorial and guestbook please visit: www.Buonfiglio.com

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Josephine Oborne

Retired Revere Board of Health Clerk; Member of World War II USO in Boston

Josephine M. (Fagone) Oborne, a 60 year resident of Revere, died on September 18 at Boston’s Mass. General Hospital following a brief illness. She was 88 years old.

Born and raised in East Boston, she attended Boston Schools and was a graduate of Boston Girls High School, Class of 1942. She moved to Revere when she married Clinton C. Oborne over 60 years ago. (Mr. Oborne died in September of 1998.)

Josephine had a brief career with the City of Revere as a clerk in the former Revere Board of Health Office. During World War II, she was an active member of the Boston Chapter of the USO.

She was the devoted mother of Josephine M. Cox of Revere and Jon A. Oborne of Winter Springs, Florida; the cherished grandmother of Brian C. Cox of Revere, John A. Oborne, II, Elizabeth G. Oborne and Isaac Burke, all of Florida; the dear sister to: Vincenza “Vinnie” Roberto of Arlington and the late Mary Gallo. She is also lovingly survived by several nieces, nephews, grand nieces and grand nephews and great grand nieces and great grand nephews and will be especially missed by her faithful feline companions, “Peanut” and “Missy.”

Her funeral will be conducted from the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway, Route 107, Revere today, Wednesday, September 24 at 9:30 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in the Immaculate Conception Church (Corner of Beach Street and Winthrop Avenue) Revere at 10:30 am. Interment will be in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. For more information, please visit: www.vertuccioandsmith.com

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Stella Buonfiglio

Of Revere

Stella A. (Mozdziez) Buonfiglio of Revere died on September 17.

The beloved wife of the late Dr Arnold F., she was the devoted mother of Dr. Robert Buonfiglio and his wife, Joanne of Wakefield and Joyce Buonfiglio of Revere; loving grandmother of Sara, Rebecca, Alex and Leila; dear sister of her twin Alice Marshall, Phyllis Kent, both of Ipswich and the late Victoria Anzuoni, Henry, Fabian, Theodore and Gertrude Conley and is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, Revere. Interment wa in Puritan Lawn Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Stella’s memory to Dana- Farber Cancer Institute, 10 Brookline Place West, 6th Floor, Brookline MA 02445. For online memorial and guestbook please visit: www.Buonfiglio.com

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Diane Malfy

Of Revere, formerly of East Boston

Diane Malfy of Revere, formerly of East Boston, died on September 20.

The beloved mother of Anthony Murray and his wife, Jacque of Revere, she was the loving step mother of Lisa, Daniel J., Jr. and Henry, former wife of Daniel J. Murray, Sr., dear sister of Lorraine Faro and Annette Lake and cherished grandmother of Arianna, Julie and Amelia Murray. She is also survived by many adored nieces and nephews.

Family and friends will honor Diane by gathering Saturday, September 27 from 12 to 3 p.m. in the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home, 971 Saratoga St., (Orient Heights) East Boston followed by a prayer service at 3 p.m. Cremation services are private. For more information: www.ruggieromh.com

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Joan Marie Ostrowski

Recipient of St. Pius X Medal

Joan Marie (Dabrowney) Ostrowski of Lanesborough, Massachusetts left us on September 21 while resting at home with family after a long illness.

Joan was born in Norwood on August 9, 1942 and was educated in schools there, graduating from Norwood High School in 1960. She then attended the Catherine Labouré School of Nursing at the Carney Hospital in South Boston. Upon graduation, she began a long career in nursing as an operating room (O.R.) nurse, beginning at the Norwood Hospital for three years.

Marriage to Tom Ostrowski of Revere in 1966 prompted a move to Pittsfield and then Lanesborough. She was employed by Berkshire County hospitals as an O.R. nurse for 35 years before retiring in 2010.

She was very active in church activities, teaching catechism classes and serving as a Eucharistic Minister and a choir member. During this time she was awarded the St. Pius X medal for her noteworthy service in the Catholic faith. Joan especially liked traveling the world with her husband Tom on his Dragon Boat racing exploits over five continents.

Through Joan’s health decline she was positive and constantly worked at maintaining a high level of contribution toward her well-being. Her faith was important in this endeavor and her strength and grace were inspiring.

She leaves her husband of 48 years and care giver Tom; her daughter Susan Ransden (Jeffrey) and their children Mitchell and Emmett of Fairfield, Connecticut; Kenneth Ostrowski (Michelle) and their children Madison and Marissa of Cheshire, Massachusetts; and Sonya Wells (Thomas Jr.) and their daughter, Jordan of Pittsfield, Massachusetts. She also leaves her sister, Patricia Dabrowney of Norwood. She was predeceased by her parents John and Isabel (Goba) Dabrowney of Norwood,

Funeral services for Joan Marie will be Friday, September 26 with a Liturgy of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. at St. Mary of the Assumption Church, 159 Church Street, Cheshire, with the Rev. David Raymond, pastor, officiating. Burial will follow in Mountainview Cemetery in Lanesborough. Calling hours will be Thursday from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Dery Funeral Home, 54 Bradford Street, Pittsfield. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. Mary’s Church in care of the funeral home.

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Rose Coppola

Retired Seamstress;

Active at Rossetti Senior Center

Roe M. (Lupoli) Coppola, a 74-year resident of Revere, died unexpectedly on September 12 at Lighthouse Nursing & Care Center of Revere after a brief illness. Mrs. Coppola would have celebrated her 99th birthday on September 19.

Born in Italy, she came to the United States in 1928, residing in East Boston and moved to Revere in 1940.

Mrs. Coppola was a seamstress for most of her working career, working in Boston’s garment district. She has been an active member of the Revere Rosetti Center for Seniors since its inception where she was a popular personality who enjoyed the sociality that the members, staff and organization brought to her. She was one of the oldest members of the group.

Her husband, the late Gabriele Coppola, died in February of 1983. She was the devoted mother of Gabriele A. Coppola and his wife, Grace A. of Revere with whom she made her home and Nicholas A. Coppola and his wife, Donna M. of Danvers; she was also the mother of the late Theodore G. Coppola and Maria R. Giannatantonio and her late husband, Anthony; the cherished grandmother of: the cherished grandmother of Roseanne Coppola of Revere, Adamarie Brini of Wakefield, Nicholas G. Coppola, Jr. and Anthony J. Coppola, both of Danvers. She is also lovingly survived by two great grandaughters, Gabrielle and Kensie Brini, her sister in law, Mamia Lupoli of Winthrop and by many nieces, nephews, grand nieces and grand nephews. She was the sister of the late Josephine Dellaversano, Marion Morano, Salvatore and Nicholas Lupoli.

Funeral arrangements were by the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, Revere followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Anthony of Padua Church. Entombment was in the private family mausoleum at St. Michael Cemetery. For more information, visit: www.vertuccioandsmith.com

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John Cappa

Industrial Painter and

US Navy Veteran of Two Wars

Family and friends are invited to attend the funeral service of John Cappa at 12 noon on Thursday, September 25 in the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Route 107) Revere. Mr. Cappa died at the Milford Memorial VA Nusing Center of Milford on September 20 following a brief illness. Interment will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett.

John, who was 101 years old, was born, raised and educated in Chelsea and was a 1931 graduate of Chelsea High School.

He entered the US Navy in September of 1942 during World War II and served until October of 1945. He re-enlisted in 1949 and served until May of 1951 as a painter (aviation.) He served at the Battle of Saipan and the Asiatic-Pacific Campaign.

All of his working career was spent as an industrial painter for both the Army and Navy within the civilian classifications. Most of his last 25 years have been spent in the Metro-West Area.

He is lovingly survived by one daughter, three grandchildren and four great grandchildren.

His family acknowledges with extraordinary gratitude the superb care and long time advocacy John received from the entire staff of the Genesis Healthcare of Milford, the Senior Center of Mendon and the Milford VA Memorial Center and Hospice.

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the New England Shelter for Homeless Veterans, 17 Court Street, Boston, MA 02108. For more information, please visit: www.vertuccioandsmith.com

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Stephen Morgan

Self Employed House Painter

Stephen J. Morgan of Las Vegas, formerly of Revere, died on September 16 at the Nathan Adelson Hospice in Las Vegas, Nevada following a long struggle with lung cancer. He was 57 years old.

Stephen was born, raised and educated in Revere and graduated from Revere High School, Class of 1975. Most of his career was spent in the contracting business as a self employed house painter in and around this area. Twenty years ago, he moved to Las Vegas where loved the atmosphere and the weather.

He was the son of the late Robert J. Morgan, Sr. and Marguerite (O’Brien) Morgan; the beloved and cherished brother of Roberta Morgan, Robert J. Morgan, Jr. and his wife, Raina, Adrienne M. Ferullo, James M. Morgan, all of Revere and the late William S. Morgan. He is also lovingly survived by many nieces, nephews and faithful cousins. He is especially survived by one aunt, Barbara Rubicco of Lynnfield.

Family and friends are invited to attend a Memorial Funeral Mass on Saturday, September 27 at 10 a.m. in the Immaculate Conception Church, corner of Beach Street and Winthrop Avenue, Revere. Interment private. Remembrances may be made to the American Lung Association, 480 Totten Pond Road, Suite 400, Waltham, MA 0451. For additional information, visit: www.vertuccioandsmith.com

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Andrew Chiodi

Of Revere, formerly of East Boston

Andrew J. Chiodi of Revere, formerly of East Boston, passed away on Sunday, September 21. He was 84 years old.

He was the loving father of Andrew S. Chiodi and Anthony Chiodi, both of Revere; cherished grandfather of Ariz Chiodi; dear brother of Antonette Smith and Catherine Spagnola, both of Revere, Eleanor LaMonica, Rose Woodside, Ann Magner and Salvatore Chiodi, all of East Boston, Lawrence Chiodi of Plymouth and the late Pauline Paulini and Anthony Chiodi. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Family and friends will honor Andrew’s life by gathering in Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, 262 Beach St., Revere today, Wednesday, September 24 from 4 to 8 p.m. and again at 9 a.m. Thursday morning before leaving in procession to St. Anthony’s Church, Revere for a Funeral Mass to be celebrated in his honor at 10 a.m. Committal service is private.

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Sharon Perullo

Longtime Revere Educator

Sharon A. (DiGregorio) Perullo, a lifelong resident of Revere, died unexpectedly at the Whidden Memorial Hospital in Everett on September 9 after a long illness.

A graduate of Revere High School, Class of 1971, Sharon taught in the Revere School System for 35 years and was the National Honor Society Advisor for many years.

She was the beloved wife of 39 years to Richard Perullo; devoted mother of Lindsey Bricklemyer and her husband, Todd, Janelle Kruszewski and her husband, Kacper and Travis Perullo; loving daughter of Arlene L. (Bianchi) DiGregorio and the late Pasquale; cherished grandmother of Emma, Remy and Erik and dear sister of Cathy Bowden and her late husband, Larry of Revere and Daniel DiGregorio and his wife, Sharon of N.Reading. She is also survived by many loving aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.

A memorial service was held in the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons~Bruno Funeral Home, Revere. For online memorial and guestbook please visit: www.Buonfiglio.com

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