Boston Edison/NStar retiree
Joseph (Joe) Passaggio of Hanover, formerly of East Boston, died at home surrounded by his loving family on February 20. He was 67 years old.
Mr. Passaggio graduated from Boston College High School in 1959 and Boston College in 1968. He spent his career at Boston Edison/NStar where he managed the Tax Department. After retiring, he worked as a consultant for the Department of Public Utilities. He loved spending time with family and friends. He enjoyed interesting conversations, watching movies and sporting events, and listening to doo wop music. He will be missed by all who knew him.
He was the devoted and beloved husband of Daisy Batista; loving father of Ronald and Lisa Passaggio of Walpole, Lynda and Michael Fields of Revere, Michael and Cindy Passaggio of Revere, Denise and Richard Maggio of Middleton, and Danielle DiNush of North Andover; affectionate step-father of Arlenin and Aaron Dushku of Amherst, Elizabeth Santos of West Newton, and Oswaldo Santos of Medford; cherished grandfather of Nicole and Amanda Passaggio, Julia Maggio, Brittney and Deanna DiNush, Kyle Gonzalez, Sofia and Jovan Dushku, Christopher Lewis Jr., and Antonio and Janayah Santos; caring step-grandfather of Sara and Michael McKay of Stoughton; doting great grandfather of Kayleigh, Kiernan, Kyra and Kirsten McKay; loving brother of Marianne Iacuzio of Plymouth.
Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Sullivan Funeral Home, 551 Washington Street, Rte 53 in Hanover. A Mass of Christian burial will be said today, Wednesday, February 24 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Helen’s Church, 383 Washington St., Norwell, MA. In lieu of flowers please send donations to The Jimmy Fund, 10 Brookline Place West, 6th floor, Brookline, MA. 02445. For directions and online guest book, please visit www.SullivanFuneralHomes.com
Former Owner of Mr. Kenneth Hair Salon
Kenneth A. Bruno of Beachmont Revere, formerly of East Boston, died on Februrary 19.
The former owner of Mr. Kenneth Hair Salon of Orient Heights East Boston, he was a US Army veteran of the Korean Conflict and a past member of the Orient Heights Civic Club.
He was the beloved husband of more than 54 years of Marilyn (Umbro) Bruno; devoted father of Ken and his wife, Gloria, of Malden and Mark and his wife, Angela, of Revere; dear brother of the late Frank and Joseph Bruno; cherished grandfather of Michael, Laura, Jessica and Gina and is also survived by his many loving nieces and nephews.
Funeral arrangements were by the Ruggiero Mazzarella Memorial Home. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery. For more information or to send an online condolence, please visit: www.ruggieromh.com
Diane (Caradonna) Santino of Chelsea died on February 18.
The beloved sister of Leonarda Brunetta of Chelsea and the late Maria, Benedetta, Vitina, Giuseppe, Leonardo, Domenico and Baldassare, she is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.
Funeral arrangemens were by Vazza’s "Beechwood" Funeral Home, Revere. Entombment was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. For guest book, visit: www.vazzafunerals.com
Rizziero ‘Richie’ Memmolo
Of Revere, formerly of East Boston
Rizziero "Richie" Memmolo of Revere, formerly of East Boston, died on February 18.
He was the beloved husband of Asteria (Ruccolo) Memmolo with whom he shared 43 years of marriage; loving father of the late Ciriaco Antonio Memmolo M.D.; dear brother of Biagio Memmolo of Revere, Elisa D’Adieco of East Boston and Olympia Cappocci of New York; fond uncle of eight nieces and nephews.
Funeral arrangements were by Vazza’s "Beechwood" Funeral Home, Revere. Entombment was in Woodlawn Cemetery Mausoleum. For guest book, www.vazzafunerals.com
Proprietor of Joanne’s House of Beauty
Joanne (Mottola) Kennedy of Saugus, formerly of East Boston, died on February 17.
The proprietor of Joanne’s House of Beauty in East Boston, she was the beloved wife of Douglas Kennedy with whom she shared 31 years of marriage; loving mother of Barbara; cherished daughter of the late Joseph and Agnes (Rossi) Mottola.
Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Vazza Funeral Homes, Revere & East Boston. For online guestbook, www.vazzafunerals.com
Former East Boston resident
Mary C. Silva, formerly of East Boston, died February 16. She was 81 years old.
The daughter of Robert and Sarah (Donaghey) Shepard, she was the widow of Henry Silva Jr., mother of Henry Silva III and grandmother of Francis "Frank" D’Agostino of So. Weymouth.
Funeral arrangements were by the Dupuis Funeral Home, Ashland, NH.
Walter F. Almeida died in East Boston on February 9.
A member of the Boston Fire Department Ladder 2, East Boston, and a US Army Air Force veteran of World War II, he was the beloved husband of Helen W. (Flynn); devoted father of Frank "Rusty" of East Boston, Cheryl A. and her husband, Greg Natalucci, of Saugus and Frederick J. of East Boston; grandfather of Gregory and his wife, Crystal Natalucci, Jeffrey and his wife, Jill Natalucci, Nicole and her husband, Mike Newbury, Matthew A. Almeida, Jenna Almeida and the late Cheryl Grace and Michael T. Almeida and great-grandfather of Isabella and Sophia Natalucci. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews.
At his request, visiting hours and funeral services were private. Burial with Military Honors was at Massachusetts National Cemetery. Donations in his memory to Make-a-Wish Foundation, 295 Devonshire St., 4th floor, Boston, MA 02110 would be appreciated.
Revere Ward One City Councilor
James R. "Jim" Kimberly, Revere Ward One City Councilor, formerly of Saugus, died on February 14.
A graduate of Revere High School, Class of 1972, he was a Past Grand Knight of Revere Knights of Columbus 179.
The beloved husband of Sylvia ( Gifford) Kimmerle with whom he shared 31 years of marriage, he was the loving father of Justin and Kristin Kimmerle, both at home; cherished son of Robert E. Kimmerle of Revere and the late Mary E. ( McCue) Kimmerle; dear brother of Jacklynn Kimmerle of Revere, John Kimmerle and his wife, Barbara, of Saugus and the late Robert Kimmerle and his wife, Susan, of Georgia; fond uncle of many nieces and nephews.
Funeral arrangements were by Vazza’s "Beechwood" Funeral Home, Revere. Burial was in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made in his name to the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute Attn: Contribution Services 10 Brookline Place West 6th Fl Brookline, MA 02445-7226.
Sandra Ann Abbott
Of Saugus, formerly of East Boston
Sandra Ann (Gimilaro) Abbott of Saugus, formerly of East Boston, died on February 14.
She was the beloved wife of James M. Abbott, Sr.; loving mother of Jennifer Park and her husband, Dana, of Dracut, Adrienne Silverio and her husband, George, of Saugus and James M. Abbott, Jr. of Saugus; daughter of the late Phyllis (Bavley) Gimilaro; sister of Robert Gimilaro of Florida and Barbara Gimilaro of Malden and is also survived by four cherished grandchildren, Joey, Lexi, Jamie and Niko.
Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Bisbee-Porcella Funeral Home, Saugus. Burial was in Puritan Lawn Memorial Park, West Peabody.