Obituaries 10-28-09

October 31, 2009
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Ronald Marino

Malden resident

Ronald J. Marino of Malden, formerly of Everett, died suddenly on October 23.

He was the loving son of the late Alfred R. and Lillian (Tranfaglia) Marino; dear brother of the late Alfred Marino and his surviving spouse, Pauline Marino, of Revere and the late Philip Marino, Nancy Jenner, and Elizabeth "Betty" DeFino; cherished nephew of Helen "Chickie" Ciulla of Medford and is also survived by his many devoted nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews and a great great niece.

His Funeral will be held from the Cafasso & Sons Funeral Home 65 Clark St. (Corner of Main St.) Everett, Thursday morning at 9 followed by a Funeral Mass in the Immaculate Conception Church, Broadway, Everett at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited. Visiting hours are today, Wednesday, from 4 to 8 p.m. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett.

 

Richard Noto

Of Medford, formerly of East Boston

Richard J. Noto of Medford, formerly of East Boston, died on October 24.

A US Army Air Force veteran of World War II, he was the beloved husband of the late Jennie (Gulla); dear brother in law of Marie and Sonny Luongo and Nancy and Ralph Gulla, all of Medford. He is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.

His Funeral will be held from the Dello Russo Funeral Home, 306 Main St., Medford today, Wednesday, at 9 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Joseph Church, 118 High St., Medford at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend. Burial will be at Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. For directions, obituary and guestbook dellorusso.net

 

Giovanna Bertolino, 100

Retired Seamstress

Giovanna (Rosalia) Bertolino of Revere, formerly East Boston, died recently. She was in her 100th year.

Mrs. Bertolino came to America in 1958 from Marsala, Sicily. She worked as a seamstressa and was a member of the International IGLWU.

She was the beloved wife of the late Giuseppe Bertolino with whom she shared 75 years of marriage; loving mother of Frank Bertolino and his wife, JoAnn, Antonina Bertolino and her husband, Guiseppi, Vita Mazzone and her husband, Chester, Michela Santostefano and her husband, Michael, Frances Santostefano and her husband, Vincent, Anthony Bertolino and his wife Constance, all of Revere, and Leonard Bertolino and his wife, Linda, of S. Weymouth; dear sister of the late Francesca, Pina, Paulo, Gaspare and Nino Rosalia; cherished grandmother of 21 grandchildren and the late Joseph Bertolino. She also leaves 28 great grandchildren.

Her Funeral will be held from Vazza’s "Beechwood" Funeral Home, 262 Beach Street, Revere today, Wednesday, at 10 a.m. followed by a Mass 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 American Cancer Society , 30 Speen St, Framingham MA. 01701. For directions and guest book, please visit: www.vazzafunerals.com.

 

Frances LaCava

East Boston resident

Frances (Barter) LaCava of East Boston died on October 23.

She was the beloved wife of the late Thomas J. LaCava; loving mother of Nancy Messina and her husband, Gregory, of Melrose, Maryann Estee and her husband, Kenneth, of Tewksbury and Frances Recupero and her husband, Richard, of East Boston. She is also survived by six grandsons and two great grandchildren. She was the dear sister of Charles Barter of Revere and the late Doris, Irene and Pearl and is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by The Rapino Memorial Home, East Boston. Burial was in St. Michael Cemetery, Roslindale. Memorial donations may be made to: The Ellison #9 Cardiac Care Unit Fund, MGH 165 Cambridge St. Suite 600, Boston, MA 02114.

 

Paul ‘Red’ Sinatra

Revere resident

Paul R. "Red" Sinatra of Revere, formerly of East Boston, died on October 17.

A US Marine Corps veteran of the Vietnam War, he was the beloved husband of the late Diane (Costello) Sinatra; loving father of Christina Sinatra of Revere; dear brother of Natalie Colella of Watertown, Joseph of Swampscott, Carl F. of Newton and the late Dolores Livoti, Frances Vasquez, Joan B. Beatrice, Robert and Fincent J. Sinatra Jr.; cherished grandfather of James A. Feeley Jr. of Winthrop.

Funeral arrangements were by Vazza’s "Beechwood" Funeral Home, Revere. For guest book, please visit: www.vazzafunerals.com

 

Carmen Simonelli

Of Revere, formerly of East Boston

Carmen Simonelli of Revere, formerly of East Boston, died on October 21.

He was the beloved husband of Joan (Guarino) Simonelli with whom he shared 43 years of marriage; loving father of Carmine Simonelli of Milford and Christian Simonelli of Revere; dear brother of Jeanette Festa and Elaine Cali, both of East Boston; brother in law of Rosemarie and Joseph Spaziani and Patricia and John Goglia, all of Saugus, and fond uncle of many nieces and nephews.

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

 

Helen Giliberti

Medford resident

Helen J. (Barrasso) Giliberti of Medford died on October 22.

She was the beloved wife of the late Nicholas A. Giliberti; devoted daughter of the late Pasquale and Julia Barrasso; dear sister of the late Carlo Altieri, Americo Barrasso and Ida Gravallese and is also lovingly survived by many nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Dello Russo Funeral Home, Medford. Burial was at Oak Grove Cemetery, Medford. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made in her name to the charity of one’s choice. For obituary and guestbook www.dellorusso.net

 

John Albanese Sr.

Of Saugus, formerly of East Boston

John L. Albanese Sr. of Saugus, formerly of East Boston, died on October 19.

A US Army veteran of World War II, he was the loving husband of Josephine Wilkins Albanese of Saugus and the late Lucy (Guazzerotti) Albanese; beloved father of John Albanese, Jr. and his wife, Annemarie, of Florida, Michael Albanese and his wife, Sheryl, of Windham, NH, Janet Sweeney and her husband, Jerry, of Braintree; stepfather of William Wilkins of New Hampshire, Patricia Nangle and her husband, James, of Florida, Robert Wilkins of Newburyport; cherished grandfather of 10 and great grandfather of 11; dear brother of Ann Crowley of Dedham, the late Alfred, Raymond, Michael and Richard Albanese.

Funeral arrangements were by the Bisbee-Porcella Funeral Home, Saugus. Burial was in Riverside Cemetery, Saugus. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to the Saugus Food Pantry, 50 Essex St., Saugus, MA 01906..

 

Joanne DeMato

Everett resident

Joanne G. (Santoro) DeMato of Everett died on October 19.

She was the beloved wife of Michael F. DeMato Jr. with whom she shared 57 years of marriage; loving daughter of the late John Santoro and Louise (DiGiammarino) Santoro; devoted mother of Mickey DeMato and his wife, Joanne, of Everett, Robert DeMato and his wife, Lauren, of East Boston, Michelle Carr and her husband, Paul, David DeMato and his wife, Michele, and Paul DeMato and his wife, Angela, all of Everett; dear sister of Terry Ingalls of Revere, Robert Santoro of Stoneham, and the late Mary Santoro, Phyllis Santoro, Anthony Santoro, Alfred Santoro and Henry Joseph Santoro. She is also survived by 10 cherished grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Robinson Funeral Home, Melrose. Entombment was in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. Gifts in her memory may be made to the American Diabetes Association , 330 Congress St., Boston, MA 02210. For obituary or to sign guestbook, please visit www.robinsonfuneralhome.com.

 

Helen Calderone, 73

Longtime City of Everett employee

Helen T. (Clark) Calderone of Everett died on October 20. She was 73 years old.

A longtime retired City of Everett employee, she was the dear wife of Joseph A. Calderone of East Boston; loving companion of Joe King of Everett; beloved mother of Joseph Calderone and his wife, Laura, of Groveland, Theresa Ann Lesser and her husband, Larry, of California, James Calderone and his spouse, Hans, of Norway, and Denis Calderone and his wife, Kimberly, of Marlborough; loving sister of Doris Beaudry, Beverly Comeau, Carol Geary, Sheila Bernard, Patrick Clark, the late Annmarie McDonald, and the late Leona Clark; cherished grandmother of Anthony, Christopher, Joshua, Hyacinth, Habtamu, and Debritu.

Funeral arrangements were the J.F. Ward Funeral Home, Everett. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. Memorial donations may be made to the charity of your choice.

 

Phyllis DiVenuti, 80

Retired Clerk/Stenographer for City of Everett

Phyllis M. (Alwell) DiVenuti of Lynn died on October 20. She was 80 years old.

Born in Everett, the daughter of the late Lawrence and Katherine (Walsh) Alwell. She attended Everett Schools and was a graduate of Everett High School. Class of 1946. She had been a resident of Lynn since 1959. Prior to her retirement, she was a clerk and stenographer for the City of Everett. She was an avid reader who enjoyed spending time with her family and grandchildren.

She was the beloved wife of John J. DiVenuti; devoted mother of Joan DiVenuti of Middleton and Gerard DiVenuti, Sr. and his wife, Adelaide Karina, of East Boston; grandmother of Michael DiVenuti of Lynn, John DiVenuti of Revere and Gerard DiVenuti, Jr. of East Boston and is also survived by many nieces and nephews. She was the sister of the late Robert Alwell and Mildred Clancy mother of Mark DiVenuti of Virginia.

Funeral arrangements were by the Cuffe-McGinn Funeral Home, Lynn. Gifts in her memory may be sent to the charity of one’s choice. For online memorial and guestbook, please visit www.cuffemcginn.com

 

Pasquale ‘Pat’ Abruzzese, 91

Known as the Mayor of the North End

Pasquale J. "Pat" Abruzzese of Orient Heights, East Boston died unexpectedly on October 19. He was 91 years old.

Known and loved by many in the North End of Boston as the "Mayor of the North End," he was the former Proprietor of Heritage Paper Products and a U.S. Army veteran or World War II who served in the 306th Ordinance Division, European Theater.

He was the son of the late Luigi and Teresa (Ricci) Abruzzese; beloved brother of Eda McCarthy of New Hampshire and the late Marian Velardo and Assunta Abruzzese; cherished uncle of John McCarthy of New Hampshire, Loisa and Dan Kerwin of Florida, Terese and Anthony Bugieda of New Hampshire and Bettina and Steve Ford of New Hampshire and their families and the long time companion of Sarah Favuzza of the North End.

Funeral arrangements were by the Porcella Funeral Home, (Beachmont) Revere. Burial was in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden.

 

Rita ‘Connie’ Sforza

Reading resident, formerly of East Boston

Rita C. "Connie" (Cioffi) Sforza of Reading, formerly of Saugus and East Boston, died on October 21 surrounded by her loved ones after a long and courageous battle with lung cancer.

The beloved wife of the late Anthony Sforza, she was the loving mother of Lauren Fusco and Michael Sforza, both of Reading, Lisa Chapman and her husband, William, Anthony Sforza and his fiancé, Kelly Ryan, all of Saugus and John Tieuli and his wife, Kim, of North Andover; mother in law of Bob Fusco, Jackie Tieuli and Corina Parish; dear sister of Rosemarie Yanetty of East Boston, Joseph and Vincent Cioffi, both of Revere, and Ann Fitzgerald of Georgetown; cherished grandmother of Michaella, Cameryn, Nellie, Kendyll, Cole, Emily, Anthony, Reid, Isabella, Alexandria and Madyson; aunt of many nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by Vazza’s "Beechwood" Funeral Home, Revere. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Dana Farber Cancer Institute, 10 Brookline Place West, Floor 6, Brookline, MA 02445. For guest book, please visit: www.vazzafunerals.com

 

Santina Ciampa, 88

East Boston resident

Santina (Indorato) Ciampa of East Boston died on October 20. She was 88 years old.

The beloved wife of the late Frank Ciampa Sr, she was the devoted mother of Linda J. DeMartinis and her husband, Stanley, of Lynnfield and Frank Ciampa Jr. and his wife, Diane, of East Boston; dear sister of Anna Dello Russo of Boxford and the late Octavio, James, Louis, Sabestian, Alfred and Angela; cherished grandmother of Stanley DeMartinis Jr. and his wife, Nikki, Salvatore DeMartinis and his wife, Janeen, and Frank III, Jonathan, Christopher and Santina Ciampa; adored great grandmother of Stanley III and Nicolas.

Mom, we will never forget your love, devotion and caring ways to your family. We Love You.

Funeral arrangements were by the Ruggiero- Mazzarella Memorial Home, East Boston. Burial was in Holy Cross Cemetery. To send an online condolence www.ruggieromh.com

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