Obituaries 10-21-2015

October 22, 2015
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William Higdon

Of Revere and Florida

William G. Higdon of Revere and Sebastian Florida passed away on  October 18. He was 95 years old.

A US Navy veteran of World War II and the Korean War, he was the beloved husband of the late Gilda (Abate) Higdon and the late Mary (Mattos) Higdon; loving father of Robert Higdon and his wife, Diane, Mary Higdon, William Higdon and his wife, Kimberly, Debra Johnson and her husband, Glen and Judy Gilbride and her husband, Richard; cherished grandfather of Robert, Christina, Brian, Jason, Jaime, Aidan, Janelle, William, Michael, Adam, Richard, Jillian and Jonathan and great-grandfather of Robert, Erin, Shelby, Rowan, Blake and Theodore and is also survived by many loving nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Family and friends will honor William’s life by gathering in Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, 262 Beach St, Revere on Thursday, October 22 from 5 to 8 p.m. and again at 9:30 a.m. Friday morning before leaving in procession to the Immaculate Conception Church in Revere for a Funeral Mass to be celebrated in his honor at 10:30 a.m.  Interment will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery in Everett.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in William’s name to the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, PO Box 1000, Dept. 142 Memphis, TN 38101.  For guestbook and directions: www.vazzafunerals.com

Angelo Pellegrino

Member of Moose and Bricklayers Union

Angelo Pellegrino of Revere died unexpectedly on  October 14. He was 67 years old.

Born in Marsala, Sicily, Italy, the family arrived in the United States in 1958, settling in East Boston. He was a graduate of  East Boston High School, Class of 1967 and served with the US Army National Guard.

Mr. Pellegrino worked for over 20 years at General Electric Corp of Lynn until 1993. He then joined his brother in B.P. Construction Co., as a bricklayer, where he worked until retirement. He was a member of the Bricklayers Union-Local #3 and a member of the Revere Loyal Order of the Moose–#1272. He came to live in Revere, in 1970, where he remained until his death.

He was the beloved father of Frank J. and Tanya C. Pellegrino, both of Revere, and is also lovingly survived by his former wife and the mother of his children, Rose L.(Speranza) Pellegrino of Revere; the cherished grandfather of Sean T. Gillespie of Saugus; the devoted brother of Ben F. Pellegrino and his wife, Diana of East Boston, Rose Marie Rams and her husband, Alan of Pembroke and the late Ralph A. Pellegrino and Rosa Pellegrino. Angelo is also lovingly survived by his fiancée, Donna M. Kostka of Revere and by many nieces and nephews. He was the son of the late Francesco and Caterina (DiGirolamo) Pellegrino.

Funeral arrangements were by the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, Revere. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery. For additional information please visit: www.vertuccioandsmith.com.

Joseph Daddario, Sr.

Retired Revere Fire Dept. Lead Mechanic

Joseph F. Daddario, Sr. of Revere died following a long illness at the Bedford Veterans Hospital on  October 16.

Born and raised in East Boston, he attended Boston Schools and was a graduate of East Boston High School, Class of 1939. In June of 1942, he entered the US Navy serving with exemplary service until January of 1946. He was the recipient of the Asiatic-Pacific Medal, the Philippine Liberation Medal, Victory Medal, Good Conduct Medal and Bronze Star Medal.

He joined the Revere Fire Department in 1954 and worked all the stations within the city as their Lead Mechanic.  He retired in 1982, after 28 years of service. Joe was known throughout the department for his expertise in diagnosing mechanical problems with the “big trucks.” He carried a welcoming personality all of his life and that won him many, many friendships.

Joe, came to Revere in 1949 with his dear wife, Constance R. “Connie” (Bishop) Daddario, who passed on August 10, 1998.  He was the devoted father of Constance S. “Connie” Langone of Lowell, Yolanda Schuenke of Waukasha, Wisconsin, Robert Daddario of Revere, Louise “Chickie” de la Torre and her husband, Medford Police Sgt. Cesar R. de la Torre of Tewksbury, Joseph F. Daddario, Jr. of Milford, N.H. and the late John Daddario;  the dear brother of Ann Bonasoro of Revere and Florida and the late Matthew, James “Jimmy,” Michael, Anthony Daddario and the late Palmina “Palmie” Raso. He is also lovingly survived by Joan Matson of Crystal Lake, NY., 11 Grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren and by many nieces, nephews, grand-nieces and grand-nephews.

Family and friends are invited to attend visiting hours today, Wednesday, October 21 from 4 to 8 p.m. in the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Rte 107) Revere.  His funeral will be conducted from the funeral home on Thursday, October 22 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 a. m. Interment will be in the Massachusetts National Cemetery, Bourne, Mass. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, 60 Walnut St. Wellesley Hills, MA 02481. For additional information, please visit www.vertuccioandsmith.com.

Sylvia Shaponick

Of Revere

Sylvia (Cook) Shaponick of Revere died on October 11. She was 92 years old.

She was the beloved wife of the late Henry “Hanky Panky” Shaponick; devoted and loving mother of Rona Hearn of Revere and Alan Shaponick of Lynn; loving daughter of the late Morris Cook and Fanny (Parker) Cook; dear sister of Jack Cook and his wife, Miriam of Swampscott and the late Evelyn Feldman; loving grandmother of Andrea Foley, Jonathan Shaponick, Joshua Hearn and Justin Hearn and great-grandmother of Louka, Sterling, Cameron, Brinn, Adiva Luka, Ami, Sebastian, Zaden, Shylah and the late Matteo. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

A memorial service was held at Torf Funeral Chapel, Chelsea.  Contributions in her memory may be made to a beloved organization where she dedicated 25 years of employment,  American Cancer Society Mass Divison, 30 Speen Street, Framingham, MA 01701. Visit www.torffuneralservice.com for guest book.

Frank Stuart

Contruction laborer

Frank Stuart of Revere died on October 14. He was 56 years old.

Born in Revere,  a US Air Force veteran and a construction laborer, he was the beloved husband of Robin (Bradford) Stuart of Revere; devoted father of Jason Cappoza of New Hampshire, Roy Stuart, Jessica Stuart and Shannon Stuart, all of Revere; loving son of Madeline “Jean” (Bonia) Stuart of Reading and the late John “Jack” Stuart; treasured grandson of Eva Bonia of Malden; dear brother of Linda Kalogeris and her husband, Jim of Winthrop, Darlene Hodas and her husband, Ken of Peabody, Jeanne Barbaro and her husband, Joe of Peabody and the late John Stuart; cherished grandfather of Alexis Stuart, Jayden Stuart and Aiden Cappoza. He is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews. Funeral arrangements were by the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons~Bruno Funeral Home, Revere.   Interment was in Puritan Lawn Memorial Park. For online guestbook and memorial please visit: www.Buonfiglio.com

John Gilberti

Of East Boston, formerly of Revere

John Giberti of East Boston, formerly of Revere,  passed away  October 11 at Mass General Hospital. He was 63 years old.

He is survived by his sons: Neal Giberti of Vermont and Jason Giberti (Medeia Cohan) of London, England, his grandson, Locklan Giberti; his brothers, Richard (Joyce), Ronald, Stephen and James (Kristen Smith); his former wife, Marjorie Carozza and his friend, Cheryl Berrio. John was preceded in death by his parents, Eleanor (O’Brien) and Harold Giberti, a brother Robert Giberti and his sisters in law, Carol and Mary Giberti.

A celebration of John’s life will take place at a later date. For online guestbook and memorial please visit: www.Buonfiglio.com.

Vincent Palmisano

Eastern Airlines retiree; kind and caring family man

Vincent Palmisano of Florida, formerly of Revere, passed away on September 27. He was 86 years old.

The youngest of four children born in New York City to Anthony and Anna, he was raised in Revere which he called home for 50 plus years before retiring to Lady Lake, Florida.

A beloved husband, father and grandfather, he is survived by Pamela, his wife of 62 years, of Lady Lake FL; David and his wife, Paula of Portsmouth, NH; Anthony and his wife, Renee of Mt. Juliet, TN; Stephen and his wife, Jill of Millbury, MA; Terese Cyr and her husband, Joseph of Salem, NH and Richard and his wife, Melissa of Jacksonville, FL.  His son Robert S. predeceased him.  He also leaves 12 grandchildren whom he adored and was adored by.

Vinny was a caring, kind man who gave of himself and was always willing to lend a hand. He was a friend to all who knew him and an inspiration to his entire family.  He was a lifelong frequent blood donor to the American Red Cross, always giving of himself.

Vinny served his country with honor during the Korean War in the USAF as an aircraft maintenance mechanic.  He was employed by Eastern Airlines at Logan Airport for 27 years as a lead aircraft maintenance mechanic.

Never one to sit still, he enjoyed tinkering with projects around his home, golfing with his friends and was an avid, lifelong New England sports fan.  He was most proud, above all things, of his family and being a good family man.

Vinny will be laid to rest with military honors, alongside his son, Robert at Bushnell National Cemetery in Bushnell, FL.

He will be greatly missed by his family and all who had the pleasure to know him.

Donald Traversy

Construction worker and woodwright

Donald T. Traversy of Revere, formerly of Peabody and Lynn, died on October 14.

Donald worked in construction and was a 40-year woodwright. He also worked for the Nahant DPW.

Born and raised in Lynn, the son of the late Joseph and Margaret (Gagnon), he was the beloved husband of Linda G. DeSimone, the devoted father of Thomas of Saugus and Davidjohn Vincent of Revere; dear brother of Joseph of Florida, June Southwick of New Hampshire, Debbie McCormick of Peabody and the late Richard, Robert, Shirley Curtin, Beverly Grimes and Virginia Eaton. He is also survived by his loving granddaughter, Liliana Marie Traversy and by many 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

Stephen ‘Tommy’ Thomas Moscone

Former commisioner of Revere Babe Ruth Little League

Stephen “Tommy” Thomas Moscone of Saugus, formerly of Malden, passed away on  October 17 surrounded by his loving family.  He was 66 years old.

Tommy was a longtime supporter, coach and commissioner of the Revere Babe Ruth Little League.

The cherished son of the late Nicholas and Muriel (Alander) Moscone, he was the beloved husband of the late Sabina (Correnti) Moscone; loving father of Julie Moscone-Stockwell and her husband, Erik; adored grandfather of Marissa Stockwell; caring brother of Henry Moscone and his wife, Terry, Susan Mirabello and her husband, Robert and the late Nicholas Moscone and is also survived by his sister-in-law, Michele Moscone and by many loving nieces, nephews and cousins.

Family and friends will honor Tommy’s life by gathering at Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, 262 Beach St., Revere today, Wednesday, October 21 from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. before leaving in procession to St. Mary’s Church in Revere for a Memorial Mass to be celebrated in his honor at 11 a.m.  Committal services are private.  Please omit flowers, Donations may be made in Tommy’s memory to Revere Youth Baseball and Softball, 33 Lumis Street, Revere, MA 02151.  For guestbook and directions: www.vazzafunerals.com

Dorothy Carey

Revere Women’s Club member, Hailed as “Woman of Grace and Style”

Dorothy R. (King) Carey, a life long resident of Revere, died on October 19 following a brief illness at the Rosewood Nursing & Rehab Center of Peabody. She was 96 years old.

She was born in Revere and lived her entire life here, the last 53 years of which were spent at Point of Pines.

Mrs. Carey graduated from Immaculate Conception High School in 1937 and shortly thereafter began working as a secretary in Boston. However, after marrying Raymond E. Carey, Jr. she began raising her family of four. Mrs. Carey was about family and the enjoyment of their presence. Her late husband, Raymond E. Carey, Jr. was the co-founder and operator of “Kelly’s on Revere Beach” and his father, the late Raymond E. Carey, Sr. was one of Revere’s most popular mayors. She was a long time member of the Revere Womens’ Club and a devotee of the former St. John Vianney Church in Point of Pines. Mrs. Carey has been hailed as a “woman of grace and style” – not only for her elegant personna, but for her striking appearance.

She was the devoted mother of Maryellen Tortolano and her husband, Francis of Danvers, Raymond F. Carey III and his wife, Dianne of Marblehead, Kathleen M. Barnes of Newton, NH and Kevin M. Carey and his wife, Elizabeth of Manchester-by-the-Sea. She also leaves 10 adoring grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren.

Family and friends are invited to attend visiting hours on Sunday, October 25 from 4 to 8 p.m. in the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Route 107) Revere. Her funeral will be conducted from the funeral home on Monday, October 26 at 9:30 a.m. followed by the Funeral Mass in the Immaculate Conception Church (corner of Beach Street and Winthrop Avenue) at 10:30 a.m. Interment will be in Puritan Lawn Memorial Cemetery, Peabody. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to My Brother’s Table, 98 Willow St., Lynn MA 01901 or to Life Choice Hospice, 790 Turnpike St., Suite 302, No. Andover, MA 01845. For additional information, visit www.vertuccioandsmith.com

RoseMarie Bartolo

Homemaker of Winthrop, formerly of Revere

RoseMarie (Gentile) Bartolo of Winthrop, formerly of Revere, died on October 20. She was 81 years old.

She was the beloved wife of Carl Bartolo; loving daughter of the late Ralph and Anne (Maffei) Gentile; devoted mother of Ronald Romano, Robert Romano and his wife, Trish and Lisa Piazza and her husband, Chris; dear sister of the late Mickey Gentile, Bella McCarthy, Frank Gentile and Ralph Gentile; cherished grandmother of Gennara Romano, Nicholas Romano, Christopher Piazza and Steven Piazza and treasured aunt of Mary Jones.

A Memorial Service will be held in the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons~Bruno Funeral Home 128 Revere St., Revere on Saturday, October 24 at 4 p.m. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Visiting Hours are Saturday from 1 to 4 p.m. In lieu of flowers donations in RoseMarie’s name may be made to: St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital 501 St. June Place, Memphis, TN 38105-1905. For online memorial and guestbook please visit: www.Buonfiglio.com

Frederick Malatesta, Jr.

Of Revere

Frederick J. Malatesta, Jr. of Revere passed away on October 17.  He was 98 years old.

A US Army Air Corps veteran of World War II, he was the cherished son of the late Celia (Gardella) and Frederick J. Malatesta Sr.,  the beloved husband of the late Mary Rita (Marchetti) Malatesta; loving father of Paul Malatesta and his wife, Gale of Revere, Anita Mary Hogan of Tewksbury and her fiancé, Bruce A. Cameron and Alfred R. Malatesta and his wife, Wendy of Saugus; adored grandfather of Lynn Romboli and her husband, Scott of Stoneham, Laura Connolly and her husband, Thomas of Lexington, Justin Hogan and his wife, Sheena of Florida, Joshua Hogan of Tewksbury and Lyndsey and Freddy Malatesta, both of Saugus; loving great-grandfather of Ryan, Hannah, Christopher, Josh Jr., Summer, Ace and Harper; caring brother of the late Thelma Cieri, Madeline Pappy and Lawrence Malatesta and is also survived by his loving niece and nephew, Diane O’Donovan of W. Roxbury and Frederick Pappy of Texas.

Family and friends will honor Frederick’s life by gathering in Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, 262 Beach St., Revere today, Wednesday, October 21 from 4 to 8 p.m. and again at 11 a.m. Thursday before leaving in procession to Immaculate Conception Church in Revere for a Funeral Mass to be celebrated in his honor at 12 noon.  Interment will follow at Puritan Lawn Memorial Park in Peabody.  For guestbook and directions: www.vazzafunerals.com

Lisa Cole

Lifelong Revere resident

Private Burial services were held for Lisa A. Cole, a lifetime resident of Revere, who passed away unexpectedly at her Revere residence on September 27 at the age of 48.

Born and raised in Revere, the daughter of Kenneth and Norma (Viscarello) Cole, she attended Revere public schools and continued her education studying Culinary Arts at Le Cordon Bleu.

She is survived by her parents, Kenneth A. Cole of New Jersey and Norma E. (Viscarello) Cole of Revere; dear sister of Tina Marie Cole of Revere and the late Robert Cole. She is also lovingly survived by her niece, Skyler Rae Oliveira and her extended family and friends.

Funeral Arrangements were under the direction of the Vertuccio and Smith, Home for Funerals.

For additional information, please visit www.vertuccioandsmith.com.

Gordon Mahony

MGH Retiree

Gordon M. Mahony of Winthrop, formerly of Revere and Chelsea, passed away on October 12 after a period of declining health. He was 84 years old.

The son of the late George Frederick and Pauline (Stone) Mahony, Gordon was born in Boston and raised in Chelsea. He attended Chelsea public schools and was a member of the Chelsea High School, Class of 1949. After graduation, he served his country in the National Guard. Before retiring, he was employed by Massachusetts General Hospital for several years. Gordon was a caring, hardworking man and good neighbor. He enjoyed summer vacations with his family in New Hampshire and walking his dog, Jenny at Revere Beach.

In addition to his parents, Gordon was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Violetta Ruth “Colley” Mahony and his cherished daughter, Diane Braveman. He is survived by two beloved daughters: Susan Mahony and her spouse, Trace Davis of Albuquerque NM and Debra Krupczak and her husband, Paul of Cohasset; his devoted brother, Russell Mahony and his wife, Nancy of Alpharetta, GA and his loving nephews: Fred Mahony and his wife, Debbie of Alpharetta, GA and James Mahony of Miami, FL. He was the proud grandfather of Brian Krupczak and his wife, Tina of Herndon VA, Jared and Alison Krupczak of Boston, Shara Ferris of Gloucester, James Spinney of Farmington, NH, Diane Braveman of Estero, FL and John Dewey of Montclair, NJ and the great grandfather of Matthew and Jason Correia and Olivia Ferris and grand uncle of Leigh Lee and Ava Mahony. He is also survived by his friend and caregiver, Elizabeth Sanchez Zichella.

Funeral arrangements were by the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home, Orient Heights, East Boston. Interment was private. Remembrances in Gordon’s memory can be made to the Arthritis Foundation.

Lawrence (Lorenzo) Linnell, Sr.

Member of Lynn American Legion

Lawrence E. “Lorenzo” Linnell, Sr.  of Lynn, formerly of Revere, passed away on October 7 following a long decline. He was 79 years old.

The husband of Dolly (Harrington) Linnell, with whom he shared 37 years of marriage,

Mr. Linnell was born and raised in Billerica. He served in the US Marines and was a proud veteran of the Korean War. He was a member of the Lynn American Legion.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by two daughters, Susan M. Bujold of Canton, CT and Julie Lucier of Amesbury; a son, Lawrence E. Linnell, Jr. of Lowell; 10 grandchildren and five great grandchildren.

 Funeral arrangements were by the Goodrich Funeral Home, Lynn. Burial was at the National Veterans Cemetery in Bourne. In lieu of flowers, memorial tributes may be made to the Make a Wish Foundation.

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