Obituaries – 10-22-09

October 22, 2009
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Rosetta ‘Rose’ Pagliuca-Varano

East Boston resident

Rosetta "Rose" (Catricala) Pagliuca-Varano of East Boston died on October 19.

She was the beloved wife of Antonio Pagliuca; loving mother of Nicola "Nick" Varano and his wife, Michelle, of Lynnfield, Rosanna, Angela and Tonia Pagliuca, all of East Boston; dear sister of Ada Luti of Lynnfield and her many brothers. She is also survived by two precious grandchildren, Nico and Marina Varano of Lynnfield and her many cherished nieces and nephews.

Her Funeral will be from the Ruggiero Mazzarella Memorial Home, 971 Saratoga St., (Orient Heights) East Boston on Thursday, October 22 at 9 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass celebrating her life in Sacred Heart Church, Brooks Street, East Boston at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends respectfully invited, visiting hours today, Wednesday, from 4 to 8 p.m. For complimentary transportation to and from the funeral home please call 617 569 0990. Services will conclude with entombment in the Mausoleum at Woodlawn Cemetery. For more information or to send an online condolence www.ruggieromh.com

 

Dorothy D’Ettore, 70

Retired Medical Assistant

Dorothy C. D’Ettore of Tileston Road, Winthrop died suddenly at Salem Hospital on October 18. She was 70 years old.

Born in East Boston, the daughter of the late Theresa and Carmello Iudica, she was a resident of Winthrop for more than five years and also lived in Revere and Malden. Prior to her retirement, she was a long time medical assistant for Dr. Usha DeSai.

She was the beloved wife of the late Vincent D’Ettore and the loving mother of Sandra Sparacino of Winthrop, Mark D’Ettore of Peabody, David D’Ettore of Revere and Steven D’Ettore of Winthrop; sister of Lillian Iudica of Revere and Robert Iudica of Saugus and the cherished grandma "dooda" to Ashley, Vinny and Mark Jr.

Her funeral will be conducted from the Ernest P. Caggiano and Son Funeral Home, 147 Winthrop St., Winthrop on Friday at 9 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Anthony’s Church, Revere at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends are cordially invited to attend the visitation on Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m. Burial will follow the Mass in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. For directions or to sign her online guestbook, please go to www.caggianofuneralhome.com.

 

Joseph Gambino, 77

East Boston resident

Joseph Gambino of East Boston died October 17 in Everett. He was 77 years old.

He is survived by his wife, Christina (Shaw) Gambino, of East Boston, his step-sons, Wesley Lyons and Terry Folsom of N.H., his brothers, Larry Gambino of Rochester, NY and Blase Gambino of Boston. He also leaves many step-grandchildren and two nieces.

Visiting hours and a prayer service will be held on Thursday, October 22, from 5 to 8 p.m. at The Rapino Memorial Home, 9 Chelsea St., East Boston, 617-567-1380.

 

Michael Ardita, 91

Retired Manager Federal Reserve Bank of Boston

Michael Ardita of Winthrop died at the Chelsea Jewish Nursing Home on October 17. He was 91 years old.

A World War II veteran of the U.S. Army Air Corps 5th Squadron, he was the retired manager of the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston.

He was the beloved husband of the late Norma (Burns) Ardita; devoted father of Judith Merchant and her husband, John, of Winthrop and Marie E. Ardita of Mission Viejo, CA. Born in Boston, he was the dear son of the late Antonio and Maria (Ciampia) Ardita; adored grandfather of John R. Merchant and his wife, Suzanna, of Brooklyn Heights, NY, and Michael N. Merchant and his wife, Noelle, of East Boston; great-grandfather of Gabriella Marie Merchant of East Boston; brother of the late Albert, Frank, and Nicholas Ardita and Helen Spellino and is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements ware by the Maurice W. Kirby Funeral Home 210 Winthrop St. Winthrop. A Funeral Mass will be held at St. John the Evangelist Church today, Wednesday, October 21 at 10 a.m. Burial will be in Winthrop Cemetery. Donations may be made to the Chelsea Jewish Nursing Home 17 Lafayette Ave, Chelsea, MA, 02150, in memory of Michael Ardita. For guestbook, go to www.mauricekirbyfh.com.

 

Nancy Blaikie

Of Winthrop, formerly of East Boston

Nancy V. Blaikie of Winthrop, formerly of East Boston, died on October 16.

She was the beloved mother of Charles Geraci; sister-in-law of David Souza; grandmother of Jenna Geraci; sister of Robert Blaikie, Jeannie Faretra, Peggy Corrigan and the late Patricia Souza and George Blaikie Jr.

Funeral arrangements were by the Magrath Funeral Home, East Boston. _

 

Carmella Babine

Past member East Boston Social Club and Veterans Post 144 Ladies Auxiliary

Carmella F. (Farro) Babine of East Boston died on October 18.

Mrs. Babine was a past member of the East Boston Social Center Senior Place and Ladies Auxiliary Vet Post 144.

The beloved wife of the late Robert, she was the devoted and loving mother of Roberta Casaletto and her husband, Robert, Sr. of Saugus; cherished Gammi to Robert, Jr. and his wife, Toni-Ann, and their children Bobby, Ashley and Courtney; Jason and his wife, Tara, and their children, Jason and Madison, all of Saugus.

Her Funeral will be held from the Ruggiero Mazzarella Memorial Home, 971 Saratoga St., (Orient Heights), East Boston today, Wednesday, October 21 at 9 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass celebrating her life in the Sacred Heart Church, Brooks Street, East Boston, at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited. Services will conclude with Mrs. Babine being laid to rest in Holy Cross Cemetery. For more information or to send an online condolence, please visit: www.ruggieromh.com

 

Carmella Witter, 91

Of Revere, formerly of East Boston

Carmella M. ( Gambardella) Witter of Revere, formerly of Medford and East Boston, died on October 17. She was in her 91st year.

The beloved wife of the late Andrew Witter, she was the loving mother of Andrea Anastas and her husband, Neil, of Amesbury; dear sister of the Late Antoinetta Zaffino, Josephine Wardell, Domenic, Gaetano, Vincent and Andrew Gambardella; cherished grandmother of Neil Jr, Cheryl, Andrew and Adam Anastas and great grandmother of Alivia Grace, Kayla Marlene and Kaiden Luke Anastas.

Her Funeral will be held from Vazza’s "Beechwood" Funeral Home, 262 Beach Street, Revere, today, Wednesday, at 9 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Anthony’s Church, Revere at 10 a.m. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Hospice of the North Shore 75 Sylvan St Danvers MA 01923. For directions and guestbook www.vazzafunerals.com

 

Jennie Giannone-Guerra

Of Ipswich, formerly of East Boston

Jennie F. (Giambartolomei) Giannone-Guerra of Ipswich, formerly of Peabody and East Boston, died on October 16.

The beloved wife of the late Anthony "Tony" Guerra and Donald Giannone, she was the loving mother of Vincent Guerra, John Guerra and Grace Guerra and her husband, James, all of Peabody, Donna Giannone-Bonanno and her husband, Joseph, of Gloucester and the late Anthony Giannone Sr.; dear sister of Catherine Esposito of New Mexico, Angie Faretra of Manchester by the Sea, Anthony Bartolomi of East Boston, Dino Giambartolomei of Revere and the late Agnes DiLisi, John and Loretta Giambartolomei. She was the cherished grandmother of 11 and great grandmother of one.

Funeral arrangements were by Vazza’s "Beechwood" Funeral Home, Revere. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery. For guest book. www.vazzafunerals.com

 

Marianne Diaz

Of Billerica, formerly of East Boston

Marianne E. (Matthews) Diaz of Billerica, formerly of East Boston, died unexpectedly on October 16.

The loving wife of John Diaz, she was the mother of John Diaz Jr. of San Diego, CA and Joanne Diaz and her husband, Jason Reblando, of Chicago, IL; sister of Michael Matthews of Oklahoma.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Sweeney Memorial Funeral Home, Billerica. Burial was at the Fox Hill Cemetery, Billerica.

 

Margaret ‘Mickey’ Chalmers, 90

Retired Seamstress

Margaret "Mickey" Chalmers of Winthrop, formerly of East Boston, died on October 16 after a brief illness. She was 90 years old.

Born in Everett, she attended school in East Boston at the Barnes and Donald McKay Schools and East Boston High School. She was later employed as a seamstress for more than 25 years for June’s Sportswear in Boston.

The beloved wife of the late Fred Chalmers, she was the dear daughter of the late Raphael and Rose Minichiello, devoted mother of Fred Chalmers and his wife, Kathy, of North Reading and Doug Chalmers and his wife, Mary, of Winthrop; loving sister of Rocco Minichiello and his wife, Shirley, of California, Janet and her husband, Don Blair, of Utah and the late Mickey, Johnny Ming Toy, Christy Minichiello and Caroline Calvino; dear grandmother of Nick and Chris Chalmers of North Reading, Gina and Brian Chalmers of Winthrop and is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Funeral Services were private. A Memorial Mass will be conducted at St. John’s Episcopal Church, at the corner of Bowdon and Buchanan streets on Sunday, November 8 at 1:30 p.m. Relatives and friends are kindly invited. The family asks that expressions of sympathy in her memory may be donated to Hallmark Health & Hospice, 178 Savin St., Suite 300, Malden, MA 02148 or the Book of Remembrance % St. John’s Episcopal Church of Winthrop. Arrangements are by Frazier Funeral Home Winthrop 617-846-0050

 

George Porcaro

Former East Boston resident

George P. Porcaro of Medford and Deerfield Beach, Florida, formerly of East Boston, died on October 14.

He was the beloved husband of 43 years of Ann (Matarese); devoted father of Christopher G. Porcaro and his wife, Kristine, of Windham, NH, Jennifer Mingolelli and her husband, Marc, of Needham; proud grandfather of Emma and Grace Porcaro, Amanda and Lyndsay Mingolelli; cherished son of Emilio Porcaro of East Boston and the late Antoinette (Aulino); brother of Frank Porcaro and his wife, Cynthia, of Mashpee and is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Dello Russo Funeral Home, Medford. Burial was at Oak Grove Cemetery, Medford. Memorial contributions may be sent to Bread of Life, 511 Main St., Malden, MA 02148. For obituary, and guestbook http://www.dellorusso.net

 

Maria Amari, 101

Revere resident

Maria (Angelo) Amari died in Revere on October 14. She was 101 years old.

She was the beloved wife of the late Vito and loving mother of Joseph and his wife, Marie Amari, of Revere; loving grandmother of John and his wife, Cheryl Amari, of Tewksbury and is also survived by her two great grandchildren, Jill and Lilly.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Ruggiero Mazzarella Memorial Home, (Orient Heights), East Boston. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery.

 

Flora ‘Fay’ McPhee

Winthrop resident

Flora "Fay" (Campbell) McPhee of Winthrop died on October 12.

She was the beloved wife of the late Edward McPhee; loving mother of Joseph and his wife, Donna, of S. Weymouth and John and his wife, Rose, of Winthrop; cherished Nana of Joseph, Frank, Paul, John, Stephanie and Catie; dear daughter-in-law of Catherine (Dellorfano) McPhee of East Boston and is also survived by loving relatives in America and Scotland.

Funeral arrangements were by The Rapino Memorial Home, East Boston. Burial was in Winthrop Cemetery, Winthrop. Visit memorial at www.mem.com

 

Anne Dulay-Seifert

Daughter of Founder of Parziale Baker

Anne (Parziale) Dulay-Seifert of Revere, formerly of the North End of Boston, died on October 14.

The daughter of the founder of Parziale Baker, Prince Street, Boston, she was the beloved wife of the late Richard Seifert and Ronald Dulay; cherished daughter of the late Giuseppi and Anna Manfredonia Parziale; loving sister of Catherine Leo of Florida, Edith Rosi Borje of California, Helen Dello Iacone of Weymouth and the late Corinne Paolera, Vincent, Salvatore, Angelo and Romeo Parziale; fond aunt of many nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Vazza’s "Beechwood" Funeral Home, Revere. Burial was in St. Michael’s Cemetery, Boston. For guest book, please visit: www.vazzafunerals.com

 

Gussie Bova, 101

Revere resident

Gussie F. Bova of Revere died on October 13. She was 101 years old.

The cherished daughter of the late Augustine and Catherine (Corso) Bova, she was the dear sister of Anna Tranfaglia of Revere; fond aunt of Catherine Burnett and her husband, Richard, Evelyn Moussaoui and her husband, Paul, and Arthur and Edward Tranfaglia Jr., all of Revere.

Funeral arrangements were by Vazza’s "Beechwood" Funeral Home, Revere. Burial was in Puritan Lawn Cemetery. For guest book. www.vazzafunerals.com.

 

Edward Kane, 82

Retired Jordan Marsh Furniture Refinisher

Edward J. Kane, formerly of 3 Golden Drive, Winthrop, died on October 11 at the Don Orione Home in East Boston. He was 82 years old.

A retired furniture refinisher for Jordan Marsh Co., he was born in Boston, the son of the late Edward J. Kane and Margaret (Dorgan) Kane. He was the beloved husband of Helen L. (Davis) Kane of East Boston; brother of the late William E. Kane and Marguerite Gorman; uncle of the late Alicia Gorman and dear cousin of Robert Kane of Hyde Park.

Funeral arrangements were by the O’Maley Funeral Home, Winthrop. Burial was in Belle Isle Cemetery in Winthrop.

 

Emilio Pappalardo

Of Woburn, formerly of East Boston

Emilio J. Pappalardo of Woburn, formerly of East Boston, died on October 11.

A US Army veteran of World War II, he was the beloved husband of Emilia (Ottana) Pappalardo of Woburn; devoted father of Linda Knight and her husband, David, of Wakefield, Robert Pappalardo and his wife, Donna, of Reading; loving grandfather of Matthew and Jason Knight and David Pappalardo; dear brother of Jeanette Mili, Margaret Driscoll and Lillian Ferullo, all of Medford, and Josephine Imbornone and Edward Pappalardo, both of Everett; brother of the late John, Anthony, Alfred and William Pappalardo Jr., Philomena Pignone and Eleanor Recina.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the McLaughlin-Dello Russo Funeral Home, Woburn. Memorial contributions may be sent to the American Diabetes Association, 330 Congress St., 5th Floor, Boston, MA 02210. For guestbook and obituary, please visit: www.dellorusso.net

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