Obituaries 10-01-2014

October 6, 2014
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Peter Brandano, Jr.

Worked for more than 20 years at Great Eastern Seafood; Former Baker and Pastry Chef

Peter D. Brandano, Jr. of Manchester, NH died on September 27.

Peter worked for more than 20 years with four of his six brothers at Great Eastern Seafood and previously worked as a baker and pastry chef. For 30 years, Peter enjoyed nothing more than entertaining friends and family at his campsite at Hidden Valley Campground in Derry, NH.  He also enjoyed traveling with his wife, family and friends to Aruba where they shared many happy days.

He was the beloved husband of Susan (Heard) Brandano of Manchester, NH and the late Joyce (Foley) Brandano; beloved son of the late Peter Brandano and Vivian (Draper) Brandano of Revere and Stepson of Antoinette (Nesci) Brandano; devoted father of Peter Brandano and his wife, Laura of Natick, Paul Brandano and his wife, Allegra of Los Angeles and Dayna Ellis (Brandano) and her husband Alan Ellis of Derry, NH; dear brother of James Brandano and his wife, Phyllis of Florida, Vincent Brandano and his wife, Susan of Revere, Robert Brandano and his wife, Denise of Lynnfield, Paul Brandano of Florida, Richard Brandano and his wife, Rosann of Peabody and Carmine Lepore of Chelsea and Greg Zak of Florida; cherished grandfather of Amelia, Owen, Lillian, Paige and soon to be baby Marc. Peter is also survived by many beloved nieces and nephews.

His Funeral will be held from the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, 128 Revere St., Revere on Thursday, October 1 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. Visiting hours are today, Wednesday, from 4 to 8 p.m. Donations in Peter’s name may be made to: Jimmy Fund 10 Brookline Place, Brookline, Ma 02445. For online memorial and guestbook please visit www.Buonfiglio.com

Ignazia DiSalvo

Seamstress of Revere, formerly of Italy

Ignazia (D’Aiello) DiSalvo of Revere died on September 27.

Ignazia was born in Mondello Palermo Italy. She came to the United States at the age of 18 and went to work as a seamstress.

She was the beloved wife of 59 years to Stefano; devoted mother of Gabriella DiSalvo-Fortucci; dear sister of Giovanna Calvi of Jamaica Plain and the late Cosmo D’Aiello and is also survived by her loving granddaughter, Stephanie and by many nieces and nephews.

Her Funeral will be held from the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, 128 Revere St., Revere today, Wednesday, October 1 at 9:30 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in the Immaculate Conception Church at 10:30 a.m. Relatives and friends are kindly invited. Entombment will be in Holy Cross Mausoleum. For guest book, please visit www. Buonfiglio.com

Richard Calla

Retired AT&T Senior Technician

Funeral services and interment were held privately at Holy Cross Cemetery in Malden for Richard W. Calla who died unexpectedly on September 23 after being rushed to Whidden Memorial Hospital in Everett from his Revere home. He was 73 years old.

Born in Arlington, his early years were spent there while attending Somerville Schools. He graduated from Somerville High School, Class of 1959.

The family moved to East Boston where he lived for more than 25 year before moving to Medford. He lived in Medford for several years. He moved to the “Jack Satter House” on Revere Beach Boulevard in 2007.

He was a Postal Clerk for the US Postal Service before moving on to AT&T as a Senior Technician retiring after 25 years of service. He was a US Army Veteran of the Vietnam Era.

He is survived by his devoted children: Lisa A. Feeley and her husband, Sean of Martinsburg, West Virginia and David W. Calla of Peabody; the cherished grandfather of Aleander E., Patrick, Richard and Felicia V. Feeley, all of Martinsburg, West Virginia. He was the dear brother of: Ralph L. Calla of Miami, Florida and the son of the late William and Antoinette (DeAngelis) Calla.

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, visit: www.vertuccioandsmith.com

William Renz

Former Revere Little League Coach

William G. Renz of Revere died on September 27.

William was a U.S. Navy Veteran serving during the Korean Conflict, a member of the American Legion and VFW and a former Coach of the Revere Little League 1965-1975.

He was the beloved husband of 63 years of Dolores (Ausiello); devoted father of William Jr. of Virginia, John of Revere, Kathleen of Chelsea, Kevin and his wife, Suzie of Duxbury and the late Thomas; dear brother of the late Francis Renz and Mabel Loughren and is also survived by seven loving grandchildren and seven loving great-grandchildren.

His Funeral will be held from the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons – Bruno Funeral Home, 128 Revere St., Revere today, Wednesday, October 1 at 8 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Anthony’s Church at 9 a.m. Relatives and friends are kindly invited. Interment will be in Puritan Lawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory can be made to Angell Animal Medical Center, 350 S. Huntington Ave., Boston, Ma 02130.

Dr. Theodore ‘Ted’ DeMuro

Pioneered Louisiana Charter Schools; Founder and Headmaster of East Baton Rouge

Arts and Technology School

Dr. Theodore “Ted” DeMuro of Revere, formerly of Baton Rouge, LA died on September 26 after a long illness.

Born in Brooklyn, NY, the son of the late Lucretia (Caserta) Horner, he graduated with a PhD from Columbia University on a full scholarship. Theodore then went on to pioneer charter schools in Louisiana. He was the founder of the CSAL Community School for Apprenticeship Learning and then East Baton Rouge Arts and Technology School where he served as Headmaster.

He was the beloved husband of Heather J. Siegel-DeMuro, devoted father of Nicholas DeMuro and cherished grandfather of Anthony and Aiden. He is also survived by his godchildren Ana Altares and Ernest Bell and by many loving friends.

A memorial service was held at Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, Revere. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Independent Cancer Research Foundation, P.O. Box 274 Lees, Summit, MO 64063 or Dr. Amir Fathi Research Fund, C/O Susan Crossman, MGH Hematology Oncology Unit, 55 Fruit St, Boston, MA 02114 For guest book, please visit www.Buonfiglio.com

Marie DiGiacomo

Stop & Shop Retiree

Marie M. (Palladino) DiGiacomo, a lifelong Revere resident, passed away after a long illness on September 25 at Wingate Nursing Facility in Andover. She was 87 years old.

Born in Revere on March 8, 1927, she spent most of her life as a homemaker, later retiring from the Stop & Shop Company. Marie was a former resident of the Friendly Gardens in Revere.

She was the daughter of the late Pasquale and Flora (Coppola) Palladino; the wife of the late James DiGiacomo; the beloved mother of Gina DiGiacomo of Maine, Jill Kouyoumjian and her husband, Paul of Barrington, NH; Michael DiGiacomo of Tucson, AZ; and Royale Dishion of Wakefield. She was the much loved sister of Arthur Palladino, Sr. of Arlington, Nella Serino of Salem, and the late Dorothy Dudley of Revere. She will be dearly missed by her grandchildren: Christian Dishion and Daniel Dishion and his wife, Leanne, all of Wakefield and Ariana and Olivia of Maine; and by her great grandchildren: Nathan and Kaelyn Dishion of Wakefield as well as by many nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, Revere. Interment was at Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. Condolences may be sent to: Marie DiGiacomo, P.O Box 72, York Harbor ME 03911

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.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, Revere

Salvatore Vitale

Fish Company Proprietor

Salvatore A. Vitale of Revere, formerly of Boston’s North End, passed away on Thursday, September 25. He was 87 years old.

A fish company proprietor and a US Army veteran, he was the beloved husband of Corinne (Brock) Vitale; loving father of Annette Vitale of Florida, Brigida Giarla of Revere, Salvatore R. Vitale and his wife, Stephanie of Lynn, Corinna Layton and her husband, John of Peabody, Anthony Vitale of Revere, Michael Vitale and his wife, Cher of Carver, Michelle Gittings of Alabama and the late Anna Vitale-Casella; adored grandfather of 12 and great grandfather of four. He was the dear brother of Antonetta Wozniak of Medford and many late siblings, the caring brother in law of Rita Vitale of Revere and is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, Revere. Interment was at Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett . For guestbook www.vazzafunerals.com

Josephine Micciulla

Of Revere

Josephine T. (Blandino) Micciulla of Revere died on September 29.

The beloved wife of Carmine A. Micciulla of Revere, she was the devoted mother of Lorraine M. Micciulla of Revere, Carmine P. Micciulla and his wife, Louise Roche of Connecticut, Richard M. Micciulla and his wife, Natalie of Melrose and James Micciulla and his wife, Lisa of Revere; cherished grandmother of Richard, Christine, James and Laura and great-grandmother of Troy and Jacob. She is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews. A Funeral Service will be held in the Paul Buonfiglio Funeral Home 128 Revere St., Revere on Saturday, October 4 at 11 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited at 10 a.m. Visiting hours are Friday from 3 to 8 p.m. Donations in Josephine’s name may be made to: Perkins School for the Blind 175 North Beacon St., Watertown, MA 02472. For online memorial and guestbook please visit: www.Buonfiglio.com

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