Geraldine L. Vyse of Winthrop, formerly of Michigan, died suddenly on February 7.
She was the devoted mother of Philip Vyse and his wife, Jessica, of East Boston; dear sister of Michelle "Toni" Bogden and her husband, Dennis, and children Megan and Michael.
In accordance with Mrs Vyse wishes, funeral services are private with arrangements by the Ruggiero Mazzarella Memorial Home of East Boston.
Zayre’s and Cameron-Colby retiree
Dolores S. (Santiano) Smith of North Port, Florida, formerly of Revere, died on February 3 following a long and valiant battle with lung cancer. She was 70 years old.
Born in Boston, she lived in Revere all her life before moving to Florida in 1997. She was a graduate of Revere High School, Class of 1957 and for more than 20 years, she worked as a bookkeeper for Cameron-Colby in Boston and also held another full time job as a supervisor at Zayre’s Department Store of Northgate, Revere for over 25 years where she was a familiar sight at the store and where she made many friends in the Revere community.
The daughter of the late Vito and Sara "Sadie" (Vertuccio) Santiano, she was the devoted mother of Thomas Smith and his wife, Shannon, of Revere and David V. Smith and his partner, Mark E. Pasnik, of New York City and Boston’s South End; the sister of Leonara Jacinto of Vermont and Florence Kyriacos and her husband, Steven, of Revere; the aunt of Stephanie Kyriacos-Noyes and her husband, Jeffrey, of Wilmington, Rita M. Jacinto of California, Regina A. Jacinto of Sandwich and Anthony V. Jacinto of Vermont. She was also the most special "Auntie" to Ethan and Drew Noyes of Wilmington. She is also survived by many cousins.
Family and friends are invited to attend visiting hours on Friday, February 12 from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Vertuccio Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Route 107) Revere. Her Funeral will be held from the Funeral Home on Saturday, February 13 at 9 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Mary of the Assumption Church, Revere, at 10 a.m. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Italian Home for Children, 1125 Centre Street, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130.
East Boston resident
Gladys G. (Bliss) MacEachern of East Boston died on February 8.
She was the beloved wife of the late Donald; devoted mother of Timothy and Lance MacEachern; dear sister of Dorothy Babcock, Janice Reese Allen Bliss and the late Paul, George and Edward Bliss and is also survived by her cherished grandchildren and many loving nieces and nephews.
A period of visitation will be held in The Ruggiero Mazzarella Memorial Home on Friday, February 12 from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass celebrating her life in St Joseph St Lazarus Church, Ashley Street, East Boston at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited.Services will conclude with burial in Woodlawn Cemetery.
Of Chelsea, formerly of East Boston
Joseph N. Leone of Chelsea, formerly of East Boston, died on February 4.
He was a US Army veteran of World War II and Past President of Local 209.
The husband of the late Bridget (Cardone) Leone, he was the loving father of John Leone of Chelsea, Diane Leone of Cambridge and the late Robert Leone; dear brother of Edward, John and Robert Leone and the late Mary Marcucci, Janet Leon and Ernest Leone.
Family and friends are invited to attend a celebration of Mr. Leone’s life in the Chapel of the Resurrection in Vazza’s "Beechwood" Funeral Home, 262 Beach Street, Revere, on Saturday, February 13 from 1 to 3 p.m. with a service at 3 p.m. For guest book and directions, please visit: www.vazzafunerals.com
Of New Hampshire, formerly of East Boston
Maria Correnti of Derry, NH, formerly of East Boston, died on February 3.
She was the loving daughter of Anthony and the late Carmella (DeFillipo) Correnti; dear sister of Joseph Correnti and his wife, Catherine, of New Hampshire and the late Rita Barranco and 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. For more information or to send an online condolence, please visit: www.ruggieromh.com
Business Owner, Past Commander of PAV Post 13 of Chelsea
John E. "Jackie" Hanlon died suddenly in his Saugus Home on Februrary 2. He was 66 years old.
Born and raised in Chelsea, he was the son of the late William and Agnes (Brennan) Hanlon. He attended local schools, enlisted in the US Army in November of 1963 and served during the Vietnam Era. He was honorably discharged in 1965 and returned to Chelsea.
Mr. Hanlon was self employed as sole proprietor of Jay-Cee Cleaning services. Together, with his wife, Carol, he also operated His and Her Ceramics and Hour and Ours Home Crafts. He recently worked for Bank of America in Malden. He was member and Past Commander of the Polish Americans Veterans (PAV) Post 13 in Chelsea.
He was the beloved husband of the late Carol (Koscielecki) Hanlon; devoted father of Sean Hanlon of Saugus; dear brother of William Hanlon and his wife, Roberta, of New Hampshire, Donna Lush and her husband, Timothy, of Chelsea, Diane Cahill and her husband, Frank, of Foxboro, Joyce Runnels and her husband, Dennis, of Sandwich; loving brother in law of Margie Roy and her husband, Donald, of East Boston, Joan O’Neill and her husband, Michael, of Saugus and is also survived by many nieces and nephews.
A Funeral Mass was celebrated in St. Stanislaus Church on February 6 with the Rev. Andrew T. Grelak officiating. Services continued with Military Honors and burial in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. For online guest book and directions please visit www.WelshFuneralHome.com
East Boston resident
Marie DeRose of East Boston died on January 31 after a long illness.
She was the daughter of the late Anthony and Josephine DeRose of East Boston and sister of the late Joanne DeRose. She is survived by many cousins.
Burial was private.
David F. Hart died unexpectedly at his Deland, Florida home on January 19. He was 58 years old.
Born in Boston, he was a graduate of Revere High School, Class of 1969. He spent most of his life in Revere before moving to Florida three years ago. Most of his working career was spent as a chef in several of Boston’s premier restaurants and country clubs. At the time of his death, he was the Head Chef at Stetson University in DeLand, Florida.
He was the husband of Elizabeth "Betsy" (Willis) Hart of Revere and is survived by two sons, David F. Hart Jr. and his wife, Linda, and Patrick J. Hart, all of Revere. He was the grandfather of Andrea and Thomas Hart of Revere; son of the late David M. Hart and Jeanne (Toomey); brother of Steven N. Hart of Shady Shores, Texas, Peter J. Hart of Spokane, Washington, Brian J. Hart of Royal Palm Beach, Florida and Richard J. Hart of DeLand, Florida. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews.
Funeral arrangements were the Vertuccio Home for Funerals, Revere. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to: Make a Wish Foundation, One Bulfinch Place, Boston, MA 02114-2931.
Retired Meat Cutter, Member of the Gaeteno Bruno Society
Vincent A. Zannino of Somerville died peacefully surrounded by his loving family on February 1.
He was a retired meat cutter with 42 years of service for Stop & Shop Stores, a member of the Retired Men’s Club of Arlington and the former Gaetano Bruno Society of East Boston. "Pops" was a coach of Somerville Youth Hockey and Little League and enjoyed spending time with his loving family, friends and grandchildren.
He was the beloved husband of 42 years of Rose (Sgobbo); loving father of Vincent A. Jr. and his wife, Silvana, of No. Andover, Joseph A. and his wife, Vera, of Tewksbury and Christine R. DeSantis and her husband, Domenic, of Canton; brother of Norman Zannino and his wife, Lucille, of Peabody, Judy Parsons and her husband, Ted, Jeanne Blake and her husband Leo, all of Florida, Elaine Zannino of Malden and the late Edward, Warren Zannino and Gloria Montecalvo; loving Pop-Pop of Nicholas, Gianna, Brian and Raphael. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews.
Funeral arrangements were by the George L. Doherty Funeral Home, Somerville. Burial was in St. Michael Cemetery, Boston. For more information visit www.dohertyfuneralservice.com.
Former employee of Orient Heights Car Barn, Courageous Generation member
Marcello "Muchie"Elicone of East Boston, formerly of the North End, died on February 1.
A US Army veteran of World War II, he was employed for more than 41 years at the Orient Heights Car Barn and was a member of the Courageous Generation.
He was the beloved husband of the late Laura M. ( D’Angelico) Elicone with whom he shared 49 years of marriage; loving father of Lorraine Curry and Marcella "Marcy"Elicone-Smith and her husband, Alan, all of East Boston, James F. Elicone of Florida and Joseph Elicone and his wife, Mary, of Belle Mead NJ; dear brother of Lydia Akerley of Arlington, Slyvia Elicone of N. Reading, John Elicone of Newton, Aldo Elicone of New Hampshire and the late Guy Elicone; cherished grandfather of Marc Curry and Alyssa, Alexandria and Joseph Elicone.
Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Vazza’s "Beechwood" Funeral Home, Revere. Burial was in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. In lieu of flowers, remembrances, may be made to the Men’s Health Boston c/o Dr.Morgantaler one Brookline Place Suite 624 Brookline, MA 02445. For guest book, www.vazzafunerals.com