Obituaries 12-17-2014

December 23, 2014
By

Margherita Edmonds

Legal Secretary and Licensed Real Estate Agent

Margherita (Cristallo) Edmonds of Derry, NH, formerly of East Boston, died on December 12 after a long illness.

Margherita was born in Italy and arrived in the United Street at the age of age three. She was raised in East Boston where she lived until 1996 when she settled in Derry, NH. She was a legal secretary as well as a Licensed real estate agent. When not working, Margherita enjoyed arts and crafts.

She was the beloved wife of William J.; devoted mother of William F. Edmonds of Derry, NH; cherished daughter of Guerino and Gina (Cenca) Cristallo; dear sister of Anthony Cristallo, all of East Boston and is also survived by many loving aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

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

Pasquale ‘Pat’ Cerrone

Retired Revere Fire Fighter; Soccorso Club Member; tremendous athlete and true example of ‘The Greatest Generation’

Family and friends are invited to attend visiting hours on Thursday (only) December 18 from 9 to 11 a.m., in the Vertuccio &Smith Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Route 107) Revere, for retired Revere Firefighter Pasquale A. “Pat” Cerrone, who was stricken at his Revere residence on Saturday, December 13. A funeral service will follow the visitation in the Funeral Home at 11:15 a.m..

Born and raised in Revere, he attended Revere Schools and was a graduate of Revere High School, Class of 1945. After graduation, Pat was inducted into the United States Army and proudly served his country during World War II. He was a member of the Soccorso Club in Revere.

In 1952, he married Ruth S. (Morin). The couple settled in Revere and began their family. He joined the Revere Fire Department and was a Firefighter, providing 31 years of service.

Pat was a known as hardworking and a dedicated family man, a true example of “The Greatest Generation.”He was also known as being a tremendous athlete and softball player.

The devoted husband of 47 years to the late Ruth S. (Morris) Cerrone, he was the loving father of Ruth Ellen McKinnon of Revere and Paul A. Cerrone and his wife, Tracey of Lynn; the cherished grandfather of J. Devon McKinnon and his wife, Danielle of Everett, Marisa M. McKinnon and her fiancé, Anthony Papandrea of Revere and Bradford P. Cerrone of Lynn; the adored great grandfather of Carmen A. McKinnon; devoted brother of Rocco J.”Dunna” Cerrone and his wife, Millicent C. “Tinty” Cerrone of Virginia and the late Dorothy Argenzio. He is also lovingly survived by John P. McKinnon of Peabody and several nieces and nephews.

Entombment will be in Holy Cross Community Mausoleum, Malden. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to: My Brothers Table, 98 Willow St., Lynn, MA 01901 or www.mybrotherstable.org For more information, please visit: www.vertuccioandsmith.com

Carolyn Bianchi

Of Malden, formerly of Everett

(Carolyn A. (Covino) Bianchi of Malden, formerly of Everett, died on December 13 at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. She was 78 years old.

Carolyn was a longtime employee at Market Forge in the payroll office and then worked for Spaulding and Slye from which she retired after 25 years.

Born and raised in Everett, she was the beloved wife of the late George, who passed on April 25; devoted mother of Georgiann Bonaventura and her husband, Anthony of Peabody, Carla Bianchi and her husband, Nicholas Pittella of Wilmington and Toni Rau and her husband, Dolph of Saugus; cherished grandmother of Nicholas, Gino, Logan and Lilly.; dear sister of Barbara Morris and her husband, James of Virginia and the late Vera Tocci, Phyllis Griffin, Mary Diamond, Ann Hummel and her surviving husband, Jack of New York, Lawrence Covino, Louis Covino and his surviving wife, Carmella, and the late Josephine Clifford and her surviving husband, Warren.

Her Funeral will be held from the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, 128 Revere St., Revere on Thursday, December 18 at 9 a.m. Followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Joseph’s Church, Malden 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 Holy Cross Cemetery. For guest book please visit www.Buonfiglio.com

Frank Giuliano

Of Revere

Frank Giuliano of Revere passed away December 10.

A US Army veteran of World War II, he was the beloved husband of the late Dolores (Calitri) Giuliano; loving father of Mark and Paul Giuliano, both of Revere and the late Steven Giuliano; dear brother of the late Sebastian and Vincent Giuliano and cherished uncle of many nieces and nephews.

At Frank’s request, all services are private. For online guest book: www.vazzafunerals.com

Edward ‘Buddy’ Griffin

Loved music, flowers and attending Mass

Edward F. “Buddy” Griffin, a former long time resident of Revere and patient at Life Care Center of the North Shore, died on December 12 at the Lynn Union Hospital after a long illness. He was 86 years old.

Born and raised in Boston, the family later settled in Revere where Buddy lived for over 50 years. He later moved to Lynn for over 20 years with his brother, John C. “Jack” Griffin, who was not just his brother but his advocate, caregiver and protector.

Buddy became a resident at the Life Care Center of the North Shore for the past several years.

Buddy was born “Special” and looked forward to the simple things in life, such as listening to music, enjoying many varieties of flowers and above all attending Mass. It is well known that Buddy was Fr. Rossi’s Altar Boy who celebrated Mass at Life Care Center.

He was the cherished son of the late John C. Griffin and Sara “Sadie” (Horner) Griffin, loving brother of John C. “Jack” Griffin of Lynn; the beloved cousin of Joanne Chisholm and her husband James, Denise and Connor Antony, Charlene Palecki and James Chisholm, all of Salem and the late Isabelle J. Geyson.

The family would like to acknowledge the tremendous care and love displayed while Buddy was a resident at Life Care Center of the North Shore. A special acknowledgement to Joanne and her daughter, Jessica who were so helpful and loving in Buddy’s care. Also a heartfelt thank you to the Nursing Staff, especially Catherine and Martin.

Family and friends are invited to attend his funeral in the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Route 107) Revere today, Wednesday, December 17 followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Mary’s Church, 8 Common St., Lynn. Interment will be in Mt. Benedict Cemetery.

For more information, visit: www.vertuccioandsmith.com

Martin Dolan

Of Revere

Martin J. Dolan of Revere passed away on December 15 surrounded by his loving family.

The loving husband of Nancy (Rosa) Dolan, he was the loving father of Justine Raymond, Gabriella Dolan and William Dolan III, all of Revere; cherished son of Roberta (McLean) Dolan of Revere and the late William Dolan; dear brother of Kathleen DePietro and her companion, Barry Decker of Lynn and Donna Distefano of Revere and is also survived by nieces and nephews.

Family and friends are invited to attend a celebration of Martin’s life by gathering in Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, 262 Beach Street, Revere on Saturday, December 20 from 2 to 6 p.m. followed by a service in our Chapel at 5 p.m. For guest book and directions, visit: www.Vazzafunerals.com

Nicholas Lamberti

Led Nick Lamberti Orchestra for over 40 years 

Nicholas J. Lamberti of West Roxbury, formerly of Brighton and Revere, passed away on December 12 surrounded by his loving family. He was in his 94th year.

He was the former leader of the Nick Lamberti Orchestra for over 40 years and a World War II US Marine Veteran of Bougainville and Guadalcanal, a late member ot the Arch Confraternity of St .Philomena of Avellino, Italy and the Universal Living Rosary of Texas.

He was the beloved husband of Jennie (Cuccoli) Lamberti with whom he shared 67 years of marriage; loving father of Vincent F. Lamberti of Braintree, Nicholas F. Lamberti of Boston, Robert G. Lamberti of West Roxbury and the late Rose Maria Lamberti; loving brother of the late Revere Firefighter John Lamberti and his wife, Violet Lamberti of Revere; cherished grandfather of Lisa Marie Menino and her husband, Thomas M. Menino Jr., Vincent F. Lamberti Jr. and his wife, Donna, Joseph A. Lamberti and great grandfather of Samantha, Taylor and Thomas M. Menino III and David, Amanda and Gina Lamberti. He is also survived by many loving nieces, nephews and cousins. Family and friends will honor Nicholas’ life by gathering at Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, 262 Beach St. Revere today, Wednesday morning at 10 a.m. before leaving in procession to St. Anthony’s Church in Revere for a Funeral Mass to be celebrated in his honor at 11a.m. Entombment will follow in Holy Cross Mausoleum Malden. In lieu of flowers, remembrances can be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, PO Box 1000 Dept. 142 ,Memphis TN 38101 9908 or National Centre for Padre Pio, Inc., P.O. Box 206, Barto, PA 19504 USA. For guestbook and directions www.vazzafunerals.com

Theresa Lambert

Long time Clothing Industry Worker

Theresa A. (Restaino) Lambert, a lifelong resident of Revere, died on December 11. She was 89 years old.

Theresa worked many years in the clothing industry and was a member of the Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America.

She was the beloved mother of Rose MacDonald and her companion, Larry Malta “retired RPD” of Revere and Ronald Lambert and his wife, Helen of Lynn; dear sister of Victor Restaino and his wife, Lee of Saugus and the late Luciano, Anthony, Carmine, Alfonzo and Stella Tini. She is also survived by four loving grandchildren, three great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. She was the daughter of the late Anthony and Rose (Decesare) Restaino and her step mother Eda.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, Revere. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Scleroderma Foundation NE Chapter, 462 Boston St. Suite 1-1,Topsfield, MA 01983 or American Heart Association, 20 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01970. For guest book please visit: www.Buonfiglio.com

Michael Costantini

Of Revere, formerly of East Boston

Michael D. “Mikey the Boss” Costantini of Revere, formerly of East Boston, passed away on Sunday, December 7. He was 85 years old.

He was a US Army veteran of the Korean War.

The beloved husband for 60 years of Cecilia M. (Avallone) Costantini of Revere, he was the loving father of Annette Costantini of Haverhill, Theresa Kearney and her husband, Richard of Saugus and Michael Costantini and his wife, Shelley of Hudson, NH; cherished grandfather of Christina, Amanda, Jennifer, Alexander, Benjamin and Joshua; caring brother of Marie Lento of Melrose and the late Lucy Costantini. He is also survived by many loving nieces, nephews and cousins.

Funeral arrangements were by Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, Revere. Interment was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Michael’s name to the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, PO Box 1893, Memphis, TN 38101.

Laura Cantalupo

Of Revere

Laura L. (Capodilupo) Cantalupo of Revere died on December 9 . She was in her 101st year.

The beloved wife of the late Alfred, she was the devoted mother of Patricia Gaeta of Revere and step daughter Mary Ann Murphy and her husband, Donald of Waltham; loving grandmother of Paul Gaeta of Revere, Diane Bono and her husband, Anthony of Milford, and Brian Murphy of Wakefield; cherished great grandmother of Paul Gaeta; beloved daughter of the late Alfonso and Michelina (Luciano) Capodilupo; dear sister of the late Louis Capodilupo, Sr. ; loving aunt of Carol Meriano and her husband, Anthony of Revere, Stephen Capodilupo of the North End and the late Louis “Fudgy” Capodilupo, Jr.

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

Anthony Ciulla

Of Peabody, formerly of Revere

Anthony M. Ciulla of Peabody, formerly of Revere and the North End, passed away December 9.

He was the cherished son of Josephine (Vitone)“Puggy” and the late Anthony Ciulla; dear brother of Patricia Kloack and her husband, Arthur of Peabody, Ann Ciulla and Paul Sousa, both of Revere and Michael Ciulla of North Reading; caring uncle of Justin, Tennille Michael and Kristell. He is also survived by many loving aunts and uncles.

A Funeral Mass was celebrated in St Anthony’s Church. Committal was private. For online guestbook, www.vazzafunerals.com

Andrew ‘Skip’ D’Eramo, Sr.

CPA, his passion was his family; 46-year member of Winthrop Elks

Andrew ‘Skip’ D’Eramo, Sr., lifelong Revere resident,

died at the Massachusetts General Hospital on December 8 after being stricken at his Revere Home. He was 78 years old.

A 46 year member of the Winthrop Lodge of Elks #1078, he was born and raised in Revere and educated in Revere Schools. He played football at the Varsity level and was a graduate of Revere High School, Class of 1954. He went on to attend Bates College in Lewistion, ME where he earned his Bachelors Degree in Business; earned an M.B.A. from Suffolk University School of Business, became a C. P. A. and owned and operated his own business for many years. Aside from his passion for learning, his biggest love was his family.

He was the devoted and loving husband of 54 years to the late Patricia D. (Morris) D’Eramo; beloved father of Andrew J. D’Eramo, Jr. and his wife, Lynne M. of Lewiston, ME, Tammi Jo Hill and her husband, Thomas L. Hill, Jr., James R. D’Eramo and his wife, Barbara A. and Tonia L. D’Eramo, all of Revere; cherished grandfather of Alexandra D’Eramo and her companion, Mitchell DeBose, Samanatha D’Eramo and her fiancé, Matthew Manson and Kristen D’Eramo, all of Lewiston, ME, Jessica Little and her husband, Jason of Ohio, Thomas L. Hill, III and his wife, Sabrina, and Jason Hill, all of Revere, Katelyn Campbell and her husband, Christopher of Burlington, MA , Christopher D’Eramo and John D’Eramo, both of Revere and adored great grandfather of Juliana “The Jules” Little of Ohio. He was the devoted brother of William D’Eramo of Florida and Janet Bozek of Danvers and the late Richard D’Eramo and Blanche Gibson.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, Revere. In lieu of flowers: Remembrances may be made to My Brothers Table, 98 Willows St. Lynn, MA 01901 or mybrotherstable.org. For more information please visit: vertuccioandsmith.com

Olga Skelton

Longtime Copley Plaza waitress; known as a Woman of Strength

Olga M. (Turino) Skelton of Revere, formerly of Boston’s North End, died on December 9 at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, following a brief illness.

Born and raised in Boston’s North End, Olga was educated in the Boston Public Schools. When she married, she and her husband settled in Revere to raise their family. During that time Olga began working at the very popular Copley Plaza as a waitress for over 25 years. Her work ethic and determination was the core of her personality. She believed in working hard and taking care of her family, and always extending a helping hand to anyone in need. She dealt with any hardships in her life through her deep faith and was known as a woman of strength.

She was the devoted wife of the late Edwin M. Skelton; the loving mother of Malesa Sue Fagone of Revere and the late Theresa Lou (Skelton) Stack; the cherished grandmother of Bryan E. Stack of Birmingham, AL and Kimberly Beaupre and her husband, Bryan of Derry, NH and the late Richard Fagone; the adored great grandmother of: Sarah E. and Victoria G. Stack of Birmingham, AL and Brennah, Kyle and Braden Beaupre of Derry, NH; the beloved sister of: Rudolph”Duke” Turino of Wollaston and the late Carmela Rizzo, Leonaora Gallo, Lucy Campbell, Joseph Turino, Anthony Turino, Geatano Turino and Roger Turino.

Funeral arrangements were by the Vertuccio and Smith Home for Funerals, Revere. Entombment was in Holy Cross Community Mausoleum, Malden. In lieu of flowers remembrances may be made to: St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, P.O. Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, TN 38101-9908 For more information visit www.vertuccioandsmith.com

Peter Ventola

Retired Revere Firefighter, standout Revere High School athlete and High School Football All-American

Peter E. Ventola of Wilmington, formerly of Revere, died on December 13 at Woodbrier of Wilmngton. He was 89 years old.

A US Navy veteran of World War II, he was the recipient of the Asiatic Pacific Medal with 3 Stars, American Theatre Medal and the World War II Victory Medal. Peter was a graduate of Revere High School, a standout RHS athlete, a High School Football All-American and a Retired Revere Firefighter.

Born and raised in Revere, he was the son of the late Peter and Madeline (Sordillo) Ventola; beloved husband of Dorothy (Doucette); devoted father of Petrice Ranno and her husband, Joseph of Wilmington, Peter and his wife, Karen of Windham, NH, and Pamela Padovani of Swampscott; loving grandfather of Gina, Lindsay, Peter, Marina, Gerald and the late Joseph Peter Ranno, and great grandfather of Lily; dear brother of the late Ralph Ventola and his surviving wife, Gladys of Malden.

His Funeral will be held from the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, 128 Revere St., Revere on Thursday, December 18 at 10:30 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St Anthony’s Church at 11:30 a.m. Relatives and friends are kindly invited. Visiting hours will be today, Wednesday, from 3 to 7 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Peter’s memory to the Shrinershospitalsforchildren.org For guest book please visit www.Buonfiglio.com

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