Obituaries 12-30-2009

December 30, 2009
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Sarah Lompa

East Boston resident

Sarah A. (Bruno) Lompa of East Boston died on December 27. She was 79 years old.

The beloved wife of the late Gary Lompa, she was the loving mother of Carl Fiantago and his wife, Annette, of East Boston, and Gary Lompa Jr. and his fiancée, Debbie, of Phoenix, AZ; cherished grandmother of Carl Fiantago Jr. and Deanna Fiantago; loving sister of Anthony Bruno and his wife, Tulla, Theresa Bonfiglio and her husband, Joe, and the late Peter Bruno, Frank Bruno, Joseph Bruno, Rita Patuto, and Anna Jones and is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.

Her Funeral will be held from the Rapino Memorial Home, 9 Chelsea St. (Maverick) East Boston on Thursday, December 31, at 9 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass to be celebrated in Sacred Heart Church, Brooks Street, East Boston at 10 a.m. The family will receive visitors today, Wednesday, from 4 to 8 p.m. Burial will be in Holy Cross Cemetery in Malden.

 

Esther Cortes

Resident of East Boston and South Attleboro

Esther (Davila) Cortes of South Attleboro and East Boston died on December 27.

She was the beloved mother of Jorge Pulgarin of East Boston and Martha Pulgarin and her husband, Miguel Morel, of South Attleboro; sister of Nestor Davila of East Boston and Teresa Davila of Colombia; grandmother of Adriana, Sandra, Claudia, Liliana, Andres, Tania and Alejandra and is also survived by four great-grandchildren.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Funeral Mass in The Most Holy Redeemer Church on Thursday, December 31 at 11 a.m. followed by committal at the Woodlawn Cemetery Chapel. Funeral arrangements are by Magrath Funeral Home.

 

James DiRocco

Somerville resident

James V. DiRocco of Somerville died on December 24.

A US Army veteran, he was the devoted father of Mary Ann DiRocco of East Boston, Debra DiRocco, Jim DiRocco and John DiRocco, all of Las Vegas, NV; loving grandfather of Brooklyn and Tiffany, loving great grandfather of Kalayah and Madison; dear brother of Joe DiRocco of Chatham, Bob DiRocco of Arizona and the late Mary DiRocco.

At the request of the family, visiting hours and services have been omitted. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Contributions in Mr. DiRocco’s name may be sent to the charity of your choice. For obituary and guestbook, please visit: www.dellorusso.net

 

John Leone

Of Peabody, formerly of East Boston

John N. Leone of Peabody, formerly of East Boston, died on December 24.

The beloved husband of Rose C. (Pitari) Leone, he was the loving father of John P. Leone of Peabody, Robert A. Leone of New Mexico and Rosemary Minafo of Peabody; cherished grandfather of three and great grandfather of two. He was the brother of two late brothers and one late sister and is also survived by many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Funeral arrangements were by the Bisbee-Porcella Funeral Home, Saugus. Burial was in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. For condolences, please visit: www.BisbeePorcella.com.

 

Belinda Sirignano

Member of St. Joseph’s Society and Sons of Italy

Belinda ( Paterna) Sirignano of Boston’s North End died on Christmas Eve. She was in her 94th year.

She was a member of St. Joseph’s Society of the North End and the Order of Sons of Italy Lodge 208 Boston.

She was the loving mother of Annette Manfra and her husband, William, of Lynn and Carmine Sirignano and his wife, Paula, of Billerica; dear sister of Josephine Nunez of Revere and Angelo Amato of East Boston; cherished grandmother of Joseph and Stephen Trevisone and Paula and Cheryl Ann Sirignano and cherished daughter of the late Stefano and Angela (Carmisciano) Paterna Amato.

Funeral arrangements were by Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, Revere. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery.

 

Edward Rapallo

Medford resident

Edward H. Rapallo of Medford died on December 25.

A US Navy veteran of World War II, he was the beloved husband of Alice (Marley) (Durant) Rapallo; beloved father of Diane Leeman and her husband, James, of Stoneham, and Debra Rapallo of East Boston; husband of the late Ella (Little) Rapallo; loving grandfather of Kristen DeSantis and her husband, Phil, of Sudbury, Michael Leeman and his wife, Jill, of Melrose; loving great- grandfather of “Eddies Angels”: Jenna Rose, Gabriella, Michaella, Alexandra and Katherine; dear brother of Fred Rapallo and Elizabeth Cammarata, both of Medford, and the late Andrew, Joe, Steve, Nick, Frank Rapallo and Bernadette Ballero. He was the stepfather of Mark, Brian Stephen and Keith Durant.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Dello Russo Funeral Home, Medford. Burial was at Oak Grove Cemetery, Medford. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be sent in his name to the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. For directions, obituary and guestbook, please visit: www.dellorusso.net

 

Sandra Giarla

Eucharistic Minister

Sandra (Cuzzi) Giarla of East Boston died on December 23.

She was a past member of EBECC, Noah and Task Force Heritage Complex and a Eucharistic Minister at Holy Redeemer Church.

She was the loving daughter of the late Luigi and Isabella (Masciulli) Cuzzi; dear wife of Robert Giarla of East Boston; beloved sister of Valerie Young of Winthrop, Richard Cuzzi and his wife, Anna, of Revere, Judith Domenico and her husband, Tom, of East Boston, Robert Cuzzi and his wife, Roberta, of Tewksbury and Stephen Cuzzi and his wife, Josephine, of Saugus. She is also survived by many cherished nieces, nephews and great nieces and great nephews as well as many special friends.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to a Memorial Mass celebrating her life in the Most Holy Redeemer Church, Maverick Street (Maverick Square) East Boston on Saturday, January 2 at 11 a.m. In honoring her life, memorial donations may be made to Most Holy Redemeer Church, 65 London St., East Boston or Our Savior Lutheran Church, 28 Paris St., East Boston. For more information or to send an online condolence to her family, please visit: www.ruggieromh.com

 

Sabatino ‘Sam’ Falzarano

Revere Police Department retiree

Sabatino “Sam” Falzarano of New Hampshire, formerly of Revere and East Boston, died on December 21.

Born and raised in East Boston, he attended East Boston High School and served in the US Marine Corps for eight years. He retired from the Revere Police Department after 25 years. He was a member of the Rockingham County Sheriff’s Dept and an active member of the Londonderry, NH Police Dept.

He was the beloved husband of Maria (Cordy) Falzarano, loving father of Dana Boehm and her husband, David, of New York, Tony and his wife, Kristen, Jennifer, Jessica and Jon. He loved his grandchildren, Aiden and Ethan Boehm and Jack Rocha. He was the dear brother of Joseph and his wife, Michelle, and their son, Michael, of Clinton MA and his step sisters, Joan Barooshian and Betty Marotta of Revere and the cherished son of the late Lawrence “Larry” and Thelma (Ortana) Falzarano.

Family and friends are invited to attend a Celebration of his life today, Wednesday, December 30 in the Chapel of the Resurrection in Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, 262 Beach Street, Revere from 10 a.m. to noon with a service at noon. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made in his name to the Dana Farber Cancer Research Center, 10 Brookline Place, Boston, MA 02445. For directions and guest book, please visit: www.vazzafunerals.com

 

Helen Wilkes

East Boston resident

Helen (Cahill) Wilkes of East Boston died on December 21.

The beloved wife of the late Frederick Charles Wilkes Sr., she was the loving mother of Judith Milito and her husband, John, and Frederick C. Wilkes and his wife, Dorothy; cherished grandmother of Robert LaVigueur, Paul LaVigueur, and Debbie LaVigueur, Dana Rossetti, Frederick Wilkes, Dennis Wilkes, and Mark Wilkes, and Jacquline Marino and is also survived by nine great grandchildren and three great great grandchildren.

Funeral arrangements were by the Kirby-Rapino Memorial Home (Orient Heights) East Boston. Burial was at Holy Cross Cemetery in Malden. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the American Heart Association , 20 Speen St. Framingham, MA 01701

 

Constantino ‘Andy’ D’Apice

Of Lynnfield, formerly of East Boston

Constantino “Andy” D’Apice of Lynnfield, formerly of Wakefield and East Boston, died unexpectedly on Christmas Day.

A US Coast Guard veteran of the Korean War, he was the beloved husband of Sophia (Caso) D’Apice with whom he shared 55 years of marriage; loving father of Mark D’Apice and his wife, Phyllis, of California and Dayna Roberto and her husband, Mark, of Wakefield; dear brother of the late Gerald D’Apice; cherished grandfather of Andrew, Christopher, Thomas and Kimberly D’Apice and Alexa and Nicholas Roberto and great grandfather of Alex, Anthony and Ava D’Apice.

His Funeral will be held from Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, 262 Beach Street, Revere, today, Wednesday, at 8 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian burial in St. Florence Church, Wakefield at 10 a.m. Burial will be in Forest Glade Cemetery, Wakefield. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made in his name to the Citizen’s Scholarship Foundation of Wakefield, P.O. Box 321, Wakefield, MA 01880. For directions and guest book, www.vazzafunerals.com

 

Antoinette ‘Netta’ Inzirillo

East Boston resident

Antoinette M. “Netta” (Del Gaudio) Inzirillo of East Boston died on December 22.

The loving mother of the late Debora Inzirillo, she was the dear sister of Gloria Prince and her husband, Allen, of Newton, Mafalda “Muffy” Risti and her husband, Gino, of Medford, Delores DiNush of Peabody and the late Lucy Lauria and Samuel Del Guadio. She was the fond aunt of many nieces, nephews grand nieces and grand nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, Revere. Burial was in Oak Grove Cemetery, Medford. For guest book, please visit: www.vazzafunerals.com

 

Louis Tirone Jr.

East Boston Yacht Club Member

Louis J. Tirone Jr. of East Boston died suddenly on December 19. He was 50 years old.

A member of the East Boston Yacht Club for more than 30 years and a City of Boston employee, he was the loving son of the late Louis J. and Bertha (Emond) Tirone Sr.; dear brother of David “Tiny” Tirone and his wife, Lisa, and the late Ronald and Carl Tirone. He is also survived by many loving aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Ruggiero Mazzarella Memorial Home (Orient Heights) East Boston. Burial was in Holy Cross Cemetery. For more information or to send an online condolence www.ruggieromh.com

 

William Gilmartin

Owned Store in East Boston

William T. Gilmartin of Burlington, formerly of Cambridge, died at the Massachusetts General Hospital on December 20.

A former East Boston store owner, he served in the U. S. Army from 1954 to 1957.

He was the beloved husband of Ann (Doherty) for over 50 years; son of the late Kathleen (Meehan) of Watertown and William T. Gilmartin; loving father of Michael, John and his wife, Phyllis, Stephen and Mark, all of Burlington; loving grandfather of Shannon, John and Stephanie; brother of John and his friend, Carol Green, of Somerville, Ellen, Susan Craig, Joan Ballard and her husband, Warren, all of Medford, Alice Richey and her husband, Edward, of Maryland, Mary and Carol, both of Rhode Island, Patricia of Tewksbury, Diane McMillen and her husband, Steve, of Nashua, Richard of Hollywood, FL and the late Jean of New Hampshire and is also survived by many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Funeral arrangements were by the Edward V. Sullivan Funeral Home, Burlington. Burial was in Pine Haven Cemetery, Burlington. In lieu of flowers, memorials in his name may be made to the American Heart Association , 20 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701. For obituary and online guestbook, please see www.sullivanfuneralhome.net

 

Madelyne Ann Kivlin

Littleton resident

Madelyne Ann (Simson) Kivlin of Littleton died unexpectedly on December 20.

She was the beloved wife of Philip B. Kivlin and devoted mother of William M. Kivlin, both of Littleton; three step daughters, Margaret E. Casey of Chicopee, Rhonda A. Kivlin of Pepperell and Renae M. Hale of Georgia; three brothers, Ronald Simson of Somerville, Ralph Simson of Revere and George Simson of Boston and is also survived by 13 grandchildren and one great grandchild.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted the Badger Funeral Home, Littleton. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Lung Association, 460 Totten Pond Rd., Waltham, MA 02451. For more information, please see www.badgerfuneral.com

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