Obituaries 11-11-09

November 12, 2009
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Alice Pagliaro

Of Revere, formerly of Orient Heights

Alice (Dente) Pagliaro of Revere, formerly of Orient Heights East Boston, died on November 8. She was in her 92nd year.

She was the beloved wife of Santo Pagliaro with whom she shared 69 years of marriage; loving mother of Steven Pagliaro and his wife, Carol; dear sister of Albert Dente of Revere, Virginia Cieri of Saugus, Mary Basile of Stoneham, and the late Josephine Gravallese, Marie "Nellie" Bataglia, Rose DeFranzo and Alphonse Dente; cherished grandmother of Kara DiGiacomo and her husband, Anthony, and Kristofer Pagliaro; fond aunt of many nieces and nephews.

Her Funeral will be from Vazza’s "Beechwood" Funeral Home, 262 Beach Street, Revere, Thursday at 10 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Joseph-St. Lazarus Church at 11 a.m. Family and friends may visit today, Wednesday, from 4 to 8 p.m. Burial will be in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. For guest book and directions, please visit: www.vazzafunerals.com.

 

Arthur Venuti

Of Saugus, formerly of East Boston

Arthur W. Venuti of Saugus, formerly of East Boston, died on November 8.

A US Army veteran of World War II, he was the beloved husband of the late Flora (Marotto) Venuti; loving father of Arthur A. Venuti of Saugus; dear brother of Michael of East Boston, Victoria Conway of Revere, the late Evelyn Britt, Frank, Ann, Tony, Vigilio, Victor, Harry and Amando Venuti and is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.

His Funeral will be held from The Kirby-Rapino Memorial Home, 917 Bennington St. (Orient Heights) East Boston on Thursday at 9 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass to be celebrated in St. Joseph-St. Lazarus Church, 59 Ashley St., East Boston at 10 a.m. The family will receive visitors today, Wednesday, from 4 to 8 p.m. Services will conclude with burial in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. Visit memorial at www.mem.com

 

James Ciccarello

Past member of Orient Heights Civic Club

James Ciccarello of East Boston died on November 8.

A past member of the Orient Heights Civic Club, he was the beloved husband of the late Louise (Zirpolo) Ciccarello; the devoted father of Deborah Ciccarello of Lynn, James Ciccarello and his partner, Jeanne, of Quincy, Joseph Ciccarello and his wife, Adeline, of Melrose and Donna Matarazzo and her husband, Steven, of Salem; dear brother of Frank of Woburn, Joseph of Medford and Josephine of Richmond, VA. He is also survived by seven cherished grandchildren and many loving nieces and nephews

His Funeral will be held from the Ruggiero Mazzarella Memorial Home, 971 Saratoga St. (Orient Heights) East Boston on Friday, November 13 at 9 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass celebrating his life in St. Joseph St. Lazarus Church, Ashley Street, East Boston at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited. Visiting hours are Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m. Burial will be in Holy Cross Cemetery. For more information or to send an online condolence, please visit: www.ruggieromh.com

 

Peter Ciampi Sr.

Of Taunton, formerly of East Boston

Peter M. Ciampi Sr., a 14 year resident of Taunton, formerly o East Boston, died on November 6 in Morton Hospital, Taunton, following a short illness. He was 54 years old.

Born in East Boston, son of Mary (Louise) Ciampi, now of South Boston, and the late Armando Ciampi, he was educated in East Boston schools and was a machinist for Morgan Construction Co. in Worcester for many years. He was a very active sports fan. He was a communicant of Holy Family Church in East Taunton.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife, Nancy (Parr) Ciampi, a daughter, Marissa Ciampi, and a son, Peter Ciampi Jr., all of Taunton. He was the son in law of Marie Parr of Braintree and the late David Parr and the brother in law of David Parr of California, Maureen McDonough of Dorchester and Carol Buonpane of Randolph. He was also the uncle of several nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend his funeral from the Crapo- Hathaway Funeral Home, 350 Somerset Ave. (Route 138 South) Taunton today, Wednesday, at 9 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in Holy Family Church, Middleboro Avenue, East Taunton at 10 a.m. Burial will be in Blue Hills Cemetery, Braintree. Flowers are welcome. Donations in his name may be made to a charity of one’s choice. To light a candle, get directions or to access the memorial register, go to www.hathawayfunerals.com

 

Donald Cook

Of Saugus, formerly of East Boston

Donald W. Cook of Saugus, formerly of East Boston, died on November 7.

A US Army veteran, he was the husband of the late Barbara (Fougere) Cook; loving father of Dana Cook and his wife, Diane, of Saugus, Donald Cook and his wife, Janine, of Wakefield, Barbara Donlon and her husband, Robert, of Nashua, NH and Paul Cook and his wife, Nicole, of Saugus; cherished grandfather of eight and great grandfather of one. He was the brother of the late Dorothy Gallaway.

His funeral will be held from the Bisbee-Porcella Funeral Home, 549 Lincoln Ave., Saugus, today, Wednesday, at 9:30 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass at Blessed Sacrament Church, 14 Summer Street, Saugus at 10:30 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited. In lieu of flowers, a memorial donation may be made to Knights of Columbus, 57 Appleton St., Saugus, MA 01906. For directions and obit, please visit: www.BisbeePorcella.com

 

Phillip Barisano

Served aboard the USS Missouri

Phillip R. Barisano of East Boston died on November 8.

A US Navy veteran serving on the USS Missouri and a member of Local 3, he was the beloved husband of more than 59 years of Eleanor (Valen) Barisano; devoted father of Robert Barisano and his fiancé, Laraine Rossi, and Richard Barisano, all of East Boston, and the late Ronald Barisano and his surviving wife, Corrine, and the late Randal Barisano; dear brother of George Barisano and his wife, Beverly, of Winthrop, Ann Marie Gioia and her husband, Sal, of Saugus ; cherished grandfather of Lauren, Christine, Bridget and Julianne and is also survived by his adored great grandson, Anthony, and many loving nieces and nephews.

His funeral will be held from the Ruggiero Mazzarella Memorial Home, 971 Saratoga Street (Orient Heights) East Boston on Thursday, November 12, at 9 a.m. followed a Funeral Mass celebrating his life in Sacred Heart Church, Brooks Street, East Boston at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited. Visiting hours are today, Wednesday, from 4 to 8 p.m. Burial with military honors will be in Woodlawn Cemetery. For more information or to send an online condolence, please visit: www.ruggieromh.com

 

Mary ‘Nana’ Mulcahy

East Boston resident

Mary "Nana" (Falzarano) Mulcahy of East Boston died on November 4.

She was the beloved wife of the late Albert Mulcahy; loving mother of Domenica Cermark and her late husband, George, of East Boston and Carol Traverse and her husband, Richard, of East Boston; cherished grandmother of John, Carla, Erik and Richard Jr. and cherished great grandmother of 10. She was the dear sister of Assunta "Sue", Helen, Rose, Frank and the late Angelo, Ralph, Larry, Josephine and Eleanor and is also survived by many loving nieces, nephews and friends.

Funeral arrangements were by The Rapino Memorial Home, East Boston. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett.

 

Rita Cericola

Of Arlington, formerly of East Boston

Rita F. (Scaramalla) Cericola of Arlington, formerly of East Boston, died on November 6.

She was the beloved wife of Armand Cericola; devoted mother of Rita Jean Giacobelli and her husband, Vincent, of Medford, Richard Cericola of Maui, HI, Lorraine Cericola and her husband, Ahmed Orchi, of Everett; loving grandmother of Robert and Gina Giacobelli, Ellissa and Miguel Cericola, and Jamil Orchi; sister of Dorothy Pescione of Stoneham and Ralph Scaramalla of East Boston.

Funeral arrangements were by the Dello Russo Funeral Home, Medford. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to the Alzheimer’s Association , MA Chapter, Attention: Development Department, 311 Arsenal Street, Watertown, MA 02472. For obituary and guestbook, please visit: www.dellorusso.net

 

Donald Rossi

US Postal Service retiree

Donald F. Rossi of Winthrop, formerly of East Boston, died suddenly on November 3.

A retired US Postal Service employee and a US Army Vietnam Era veteran, he was the beloved son of the late Nicholas and Margaret (Granara) Rossi; brother of Nicholas and his wife, Barbara, of East Boston and the late Kenneth Rossi; nephew of Anna Columbro and Angelo Rossi; uncle of David, Kim, Nicholas, Christopher and Erica and is also survived by many aunts and cousins.

Funeral arrangements were by the Magrath Funeral Home, East Boston. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery.

 

Maria Galante

East Boston resident

Maria (Uliano) Galante of East Boston died on November 5.

The beloved wife of the late John A. Terilli and Michael Galante, she was the devoted mother of the late Lorraine McCue; dear sister of the late Frances, Theresa, Joseph, Raymond and Jennie; cherished grandmother of Marie McCue of Revere and Raymond McCue Jr. of East Boston; adored great grandmother of John, Nicholas, Christopher and Samantha McCue; loving great great grandmother of Michele and Ashley McCue and is also survived by her many fond nieces and nephews.

Her Funeral will be held from the Ruggiero Mazzarella Memorial Home, 971 Saratoga St (Orient Heights) East Boston today, Wednesday, November 11 at 9 a.m. followed by as Funeral Mass celebrating her life in Sacred Heart Church, Brooks Street, East Boston at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited. Services will conclude with burial in Puritan Lawn Memorial Park, Peabody. For more information or to send an online condolence, please visit: www.ruggieromh.com

 

Patricia Smith

Of Revere, formerly of East Boston

Patricia Smith of Revere, formerly of East Boston, died on November 5. She was 41 years old.

She was the beloved mother of Leona and Christopher J Smith; loving daughter of Antonette (Chiodi) and the late James Smith; dear sister of Larry and James Smith and Rose Trainito and the late Leona and Anthony Smith.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Ruggiero Mazzarella Memorial Home (Orient Heights) East Boston. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery. For more information or to send the Smith family an online condolence, please visit: www.ruggieromh.com

 

Angela Gramegna

Revere resident

Angela (Gullotti) Gramegna of Revere died on November 3.

She was the beloved wife of the late John; devoted mother of Janice Ryan of California, Beatrice Coleman of New Jersey and the late Linda Betterbid; dear sister of Aurora Maratea of New Jersey and is also survived by seven loving grandchildren and three great grandchildren.

Funeral Services were private with arrangements by The Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home Revere. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the charity of your choice. Burial was in Fairview Cemetery.

 

Phyllis Pecora

Of Chelsea, formerly of East Boston

Phyllis (Filamino) Pecora of Chelsea, formerly of Revere and East Boston, died on October 31.

She was the beloved wife of the late Thomas; loving daughter of the late Luigi and Stella (DeSanto) Filamino; dear sister of Mary McCrobie of Virginia and the late Charles Filamino and is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews

Funeral arrangements were by the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons Bruno Funeral Home, Revere. Burial was in St. Michaels Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the charity of your choice. For guest book or flowers, please visit www.buonfiglio.com

 

Silvio DeModena

Boston Navy Yard retiree

Silvio L. DeModena of Hingham, formerly of Winthrop, died at the South Shore Hospital in Weymouth on October 31 after a brief illness. He was 93 years old.

Born in Boston, he was the beloved son of the late Marietta (D’Angelo) and John DeModena. A resident of Winthrop for more than 58 years, he and his wife moved to Hingham recently to be near their daughter. Mr. DeModena was employed for many years as a electronics supervisor for the Boston Naval Shipyard.

He was the beloved husband of Nancy (Grifone) and the loving father of Marietta DeModena-Burns and her husband, Richard, of Hingham; the devoted grandfather of Robert Burns and the brother of the late Mario and John DeModena. He is also survived by several nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Ernest P. Caggiano and Son Funeral Home, Winthrop. Burial was in the Belle Isle section of Winthrop Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Catholic Charitable Bureau, 51 Sleeper St., Boston MA 02210 or the Alzheimer’s Association, 311 Arsenal St., Watertown MA 02472. To sign his online guestbook go to www.caggianofuneralhome.com.

 

Tena DePippo, 93

Retired Secretary for Blue Cross/Blue Shield

Tena (Pegano) DePippo of Rowley, formerly of East Boston and Winthrop, died on November 1. She was 93 years old.

A retired secretary for Blue Cross/Blue Shield Corp. of Boston, she was the loving wife of the late William DePippo and devoted mother and mother-in-law of Thomas and Dolly DePippo of Haverhill, Robert and Susan De Pippo of Winthrop, Richard and Frances DePippo of Tampa, Fl and the late William DePippo; mother-in-law of Debra DePippo of Concord, NH, sister of Ann Dellaria of East Boston and the late Laura Arrigo and Frank Pagano and is also survived by nine cherished grandchildren, four great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Conway, Cahill-Brodeur Funeral Home, Peabody. Burial was in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. Expressions of sympathy may be made to the American Cancer Society , 30 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01730 or to the Alzheimer’s Association , 311 Arsenal St., Watertown, MA 02472. For guestbook and obituary, please visit www.ccbfuneral.com

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