Walter "Wally" Bowe, 52
Well Known Athletic Director, Coach and School Administrator
Walter A. "Wally" Bowe of Saugus died January 31 in Melrose-Wakefield Hospital. He was 52 years old.
Born on December 9, 1957 in Detroit, MI, the son of the late Donald P. and Rose (Travaglione) Bowe, he came to Boston at age eight and married Darlene LaFlamme in 1997.
He worked for the Salesian Boys & Girls Club of East Boston for 28 years, beginning as a Councilor, then finishing his career as Athletic Director. In 1996, while he still worked for the Salesians, he became a substitute teacher at Savio Prepatory School and advanced to Dean of Discipline until the closing of the school. He presently was employed by the Mario Umana Middle School Academy as a Security Para Professional.
Mr. Bowe coached Savio JV Girls Basketball and JV Boys Soccer. In Saugus he coached the town Basketball team known as the Wildcats and Girls Instructional Basketball. He was an instructor at Bavarro Summer Football Camp at Austin Prep, Reading for many years.
Mr. Bowe is survived by his wife of 13 years. He leaves two daughters, Jillian Bowe and Janae Piso and her partner, Mark Gordon, both of Saugus. He was the grandfather of Mark Gordon Jr. of Saugus; brother of James and Stella Bowe of Michigan, Suzanne and Fernando Argenti of Methuen, Daniel Bowe and Emily Campbell of Michigan, Robert Bowe of Tennessee, Valerie and Bern Kirschning of North Reading, Jacqueline and Christopher DiMichele of North Reading and Anne and Ernesto Gonzalez of New Jersey; son-in-law of Frank and Elena Lally of Saugus; brother-in-law of William and Rhonda LaFlamme of Chelsea and the late Michael LaFlamme. He is also survived by many loving nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts and uncles. He was the uncle of the late Jenessa Kirschning and Laura Bowe.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday at 11 a.m. in Sacred Heart Church, Brooks Street, East Boston. The family will receive visitors today, Wednesday, from 3 to 8 p.m. in The Rapino Memorial Home, 9 Chelsea St., (Maverick Sq.) East Boston. Visit memorial at www.mem.com
Albert G. Dente of Revere, formerly of East Boston, died on February 1.
A US Marine Corps veteran of World War II, he was the beloved husband of the late Anne (Basile) Dente; dear brother of Virginia Cieri of Saugus and Mary Basile and her husband, Vincent, of Stoneham and the late Josephine Gravallese, Marie Battaglia, Rose DeFronzo, Alice Pagliaro and Alphonse Dente and is also survived by many nieces and nephews and great nieces and great nephews.
His Funeral will be from St. Thomas of Villanova Church, 126 Middlesex Ave., Wilmington, Thursday at 10 a.m. Family and friends may visit today, Wednesday, from 4 to 8 p.m. at Vazza’s "Beechwood" Funeral Home, 262 Beach St., Revere. Burial will be in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. For guest book and directions www.vazzafunerals.com
Nicholas A. Raduazzo of Revere, formerly of East Boston, died recently.
He was the beloved husband of Nancy ( Santaniello); loving father of Joseph D. Raduazzo of Revere; dear brother of Adeline Buttiri and her husband, Luigi, of Revere and is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews. He was the dear friend of Avis Clark.
His Funeral will be held from the Magrath Funeral Home, 325 Chelsea St. (at Day Sq.) East Boston,Thursday morning at 9 followed by his Funeral Mass in The Sacred Heart Church at 10 o’clock. Relatives and friends are invited. Visiting hours are today, Wednesday, from 4 to 8 p.m. Burial will be in Holy Cross Cemetery.
Edward R. Williams of Revere died on January 30.
He was the cherished son of Claire (Calderone) Williams and the late Daniel Williams; dear brother of Daniel Williams and his wife, Lisa, of Florida and Anthony Williams of Revere. He also leaves his loving aunts and uncles, Phyllis Varricchio, Gloria and Margaret Calderone, Mary Cavalieri, George Calderone and his wife, Josephine, and Joseph Calderone ; his niece, Michelle, nephew, Nick and many cousins.
His 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 at St. Anthony’s Church, Revere at 10 a.m. Burial will be private. For guest book and directions: www.vazzafunerals.com
G. Joseph Ricciardelli
East Boston resident
G. Joseph Ricciardelli died in East Boston on January 30.
A US Marine Corps veteran of the Korean Conflict, he was the beloved son of the late Anthony and Giovannina ( Mongiello) Ricciardelli; dear brother of Frederick of New York City, Anna Mullins and her husband, Dick, of Bedford, Anthony E. of Peabody and the late John E. Ricciardelli and is also survived by loving nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.
His Funeral will be held from the Magrath Funeral Home, 325 Chelsea St. (at Day Sq.) East Boston, today, Wednesday, at 9 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in The Sacred Heart Church at 10 o’clock. Burial will be in St. Joseph Cemetery, Lynn. Donations in his memory to a charity of your choice would be appreciated.
Ethel Marion Osborn
East Boston resident
Ethel Marion Osborn of East Boston died on January 27. She was 84 years old.
Born in Edgartown, MA, the daughter of Ethel (Norton) and Abraham Osborn III, she attended schools in Oak Bluffs, MA and lived in East Boston for the past 30 years. She enjoyed embroidery, word puzzles and gatherings with friends.
She leaves her niece, Lucie Cripps of Rockport, and her adopted family, Jane and Kenneth English of East Boston and their daughters, son-in-laws and children. She was the sister of the late Lucie Cottle and Abraham Osborn IV and best friend of the late Arlene English.
All funeral services were private and under the care of The Kirby-Rapino Memorial Home, (Orient Heights) East Boston.
East Boston resident
Frances M. (Palermo) Francis of East Boston died recently.
She was the beloved wife of the late Anthony V. Francis; devoted mother of Marie Francis of East Boston, Toni Iorio and her husband, Kenneth, of Revere, Frances Piazza and her husband, Philip, of Florida, Lucy Vosmus of Pembroke, Denise and Manuel Francis of East Boston, John Francis and his wife, Renee, of East Boston, Joanne Piercy and her husband, Bruce, of Saugus and the late Anthony Francis Jr. and Paul Francis; dear sister of Paul Palermo of Saugus, Joseph Palermo of California and the late Antonio Palermo and lifelong friend of Irene Hood and Mary Fusco of East Boston. She is also survived by 10 grandchildren and three great grandchildren.
Her Funeral will be held from the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons – Bruno Funeral Home, 128 Revere St., Revere today, Wednesday, at 9 a.m. followed by a service in the Funeral Home at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends are kindly invited. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Elder Service Program, Lewis Mall, 225 Sumner St., East Boston, MA 02128 Attn: Tina Smith. For guestbook or more information, please visit: www.buonfiglio.com
Of Winthrop, formerly of East Boston
Paul W. Cheney of Winthrop, Formerly of East Boston, died recently.
A US Army Air Corps veteran of World War II, he was the beloved husband of the late Rose (Muise); father of Maureen Graves of Maryland, Paul R. Cheney of Andover, Kathleen Hanlon of East Boston, Judith Masterson of Nevada, Teresa LaPointe of Maine, Patricia Bouvier of East Boston and the late Sharon Millerick, Frances Keith, Robert and Michelle Emmett; brother of Helen Picone of Springfield and the late Fr. Robert, John, Marie and Charles Cheney. He is also survived by many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Magrath Funeral Home, East Boston. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery.
Patricia ‘Patty’ D’Avolio
Member of Survivors by the Sea
Patricia A. "Patty" (Lazzari) D’Avolio of Winthrop, formerly of East Boston, died on January 28.
A member of Survivors by the Sea, she was the beloved wife of Richard D’Avolio; devoted mother of Richard A. and Steven D’Avolio, both of Winthrop; loving twin sister of Lanie Zampanti of Winthrop; cherished daughter of the late Gus and Louise (Grieco) Lazzari; adored aunt of Ronnie and Kristen Zampanti and Tracy Caeran; fond great aunt of Ronnie, Lexa, Craig and James and loving daughter in law of Nick and Betty D’Avolio of East Boston.
Funeral arrangements were by the Ruggiero Mazzarella Funeral Home, (Orient Heights) East Boston. Burial was in Winthrop Cemetery. For more information or to send an online condolence www.ruggieromh.com
Of Wakefield, formerly of East Boston
Mary F. (DeWart) Scalfani of Wakefield, formerly of East Boston, died on January 27.
She was the wife of the late Matteo Scalfani; mother of Donald R. Scalfani and his wife, Donna, of Peabody, Gary R. Scalfani and his wife, Elaine, Matthew M. Scalfani and Deborah A. Scalfani, all of Wakefield; sister of Donald DeWart of Saugus, Teresa Morani of Carver and the late Bernard and Robert DeWart, Agatha Hamelberg and Joan Brown. She is also survived by seven grandchildren and three great grandchildren.
Funeral arrangements were by the McDonald Funeral Home, Wakefield. Burial was in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. For obit and guestbook www.mcdonaldfs.com
Of Revere, formerly of East Boston
Louis Proto of Revere, formerly of East Boston, died unexpectedly on January 26. He was 83 years old.
A US Army Veteran of World War II and a member of VFW Post 6712 (Beachmont), he was the husband of the late Frances L. (Barbacano); devoted father of Laura A. MacCombie and her husband, Robert, of Phillipston, MA, Judith P. Bevis and her husband, Timothy P., of Gardner, MA and Lois P. Mazzola and her husband, Steven, of Westwood; dear brother of Alfonso Proto of Florida, Anna Dineen and Guida Pasco, both of East Boston, and the late Flora Arena. He is also lovingly survived by his best friend, Helen McGrath of Georgetown, MA, seven grandchildren and one great grandson.
Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Vertuccio Home for Funerals, Revere. Burial was in St. Michael Cemetery, Boston.
Ugo ‘Larry’ Iannetti
Retired MBTA employee
Ugo "Larry" Iannetti of Bolton died on January 25. He was 87 years old.
Born in East Boston, the son of the late Venturino and Maria (Forlizzi) Iannetti, he was a US Navy veteran of World War II stationed in the South Pacific. He was a retired employee of the MBTA in Boston and formerly employed as an assemblyman by GenRad and EG&G. He and his wife Alice were avid ball room dancers for 57 years after meeting on a dance floor in Revere in 1946.
He was the beloved husband of the late Alice (Mitton) Iannetti; loving father of Lawrence Iannetti of Boylston and Deborah Iannetti of Rome, Italy; brother of the late Raymond, Victor and Mario Iannetti and is also survived by many nieces and nephews. Funeral arrangements were by the Tighe-Hamilton Funeral Home, Hudson, MA. Burial was in South Cemetery, Bolton. Memorial donations may be made to the American Red Cross, Haitian Relief Fund.
Filippina (Guccardi) Terranova of Medford, formerly of Somerville, died on January 25. She was 99 years old.
Mrs. Terranova was born and educated in Palermo, Sicily. She came to the United States as a young bride at the age of 16 in 1926, settled in East Boston and worked as a seamstress in the clothing industry. Among her hobbies were sewing, knitting, and crocheting. She was a wonderful cook and enjoyed working in the garden. She enjoyed time with her friends, however nothing was more satisfying than the time she spent with her children, grandchildren, great grandchildren and her great great grandson.
She was the beloved wife of the late Frank P. Terranova; devoted mother of Frances Giannetti of Medford, Rose Savosik and her husband, Ronald, of Florida, Frank Terranova and his wife, Marsha, of Florida and the late Mary Giannetti; dear mother in law of Frank Gianetti of Florida; loving grandmother of 10, great grandmother of 14 and one great, great grandson.
Funeral arrangements were by the Dello Russo Funeral Home, Medford. Burial was at Oak Grove Cemetery, Medford. Contributions in her name may be sent to the Glen Ridge Nursing Care Facility, Linden Unit, 120 Murray Street, Medford MA. 02155 or Hospice of The North Shore, 75 Sylvan Street, Suite B 102, Danvers, MA 01923. For obituary and guestbook www.dellorusso.net
Retired Mason, East Boston Rehab volunteer
Robert J. DiTroia of Golden Drive, Winthrop, formerly of East Boston, died at the Boston Medical Center on January 17 after a brief illness. He was 82 years old.
Born in Boston, the beloved son of the late Pia (Placido) and Bruno DiTroia, he was a resident of Winthrop for the past 13 years and also a longtime resident of East Boston. He was a US Marine veteran of World War II. Mr. DiTroia was employed for many years as a mason and was also a volunteer for the East Boston Rehab since 1975.
He was the beloved husband of the late Loretta (Clerico) and the loving father of Robert of New York, Anthony of Winthrop and Donna DiTroia of Florida. He is also survived by seven grandchildren, one great grandchild and many loving extended family members.
Funeral services were conducted from the Ernest P. Caggiano and Son Funeral Home, Winthrop. Burial was private. To sign his online guestbook go to www.caggianofuneralhome.com.
Of New Hampshire, formerly of East Boston
Joseph P. Nocito of Salem, NH, formerly of Winthrop and East Boston, died at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Nashua, NH on January 21 after a brief illness. He was 94 years old.
Born in East Boston, he was the beloved son of the late Elisabetta (Guida) and Orazio Nocito. A resident of Winthrop and East Boston for many years, he was employed as a painter for more than 50 years for the Boston Insurance Exchange Building.
He was the beloved husband of the late Antonetta (Ignoto) and the loving father of Joseph Nocito and his wife, Mary, of Chelsea and Elizabeth Wade and her husband, Robert, of Windham, NH; the brother of the late Vincent, Anthony, Michael, Ciro, Louis Nocito and Rose Zeoli; the cherished grandfather and great grandfather of Drs. Robert and Lorena Wade, Scott Wade, Jeanmarie and Benjamin Wade, Luke and Sean Wade and Robert III and Madeline Wade.
Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Ernest P. Caggiano and Son Funeral Home, Winthrop. Burial was in St. Michael’s Cemetery, Forest Hills. For memorial donations or to sign his online guestbook, go to www.caggianofuneralhome.com.
Jean (Curry) Femia of Saugus, formerly of Dorchester, died recently.
She was an Eucharistic Minister at both St. Joseph-St. Lazarus Church in East Boston as well as St. Margaret’s Church in Saugus.
She was the beloved wife of more than 50 years of Joseph Femia; devoted step mother of Sheryl Comenzo and her husband, Dr. Raymond, of Newton; dear sister of Virginia Starck of Dorchester, Elaine Hatfield-Thompson of Boxford and the late Robert Curry and Claire McCusker; cherished grandmother of Gina, Joseph and Andrew; adored great grandmother of four. She is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.
Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Ruggiero-Mazzarella Memorial Home, Orient Heights East Boston. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett.