Obituaries 03-17-2010

March 19, 2010
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Ann Gianturco

Chelsea school nurse

Ann R. (Marino) Gianturco RN of Chelsea, formerly of Orient Heights East Boston, died on February 26. She was in her 95th year.

Mrs. Gianturco graduated from East Boston High School, Class of 1932 and received her RN from the Medfield State Hospital School of Nursing. She worked at the East Boston Relief Station on Porter Street and at the Revere Memorial Hospital. In 1941, she married Dr. Nicholas Gianturco and worked at his home office on Garfield Avenue in Chelsea and as the school nurse at the Shurtliff School in Chelsea until she was 76 years old.

The beloved wife of the late Dr. Nicholas D. Gianturco with whom she shared 51 years of marriage, she was the loving mother of Nicholas Gianturco Jr. and his wife, Christine, of Middleton, Judie Gianturco of California, Jeanne Jaroszewski of Melrose and Charles Gianturco and his wife, Lorraine, of North Reading. She was the dear sister of Florence Bruza of Naples, Florida, Theresa Curtin of Stoneham and the late Esther Corricelli, Grace Sacco, Margaret Cawa, Eleanor Johnston, Rita Marino, Frances Zuccaro, Leo Yano and Joseph Marino; cherished grandmother of 13 and great grandmother of 15.

Private funeral arrangements were entrusted to Vazza’s Funeral Homes. Burial was in the family lot in Woodlawn Cemetery. For guest book, please visit: www.vazzafunerals.com.

 

Martha Kirk

Of Winthrop, formerly of East Boston

Martha (Salvi) Kirk of Winthrop, formerly East Boston, died on March 11.

She was the beloved wife of the late Earle Kirk with whom she shared 60 years of marriage; loving sister of Betty Conigliaro and her husband, Anthony, and Marie Elwell and her husband, Richard L., all of Sherborn and the late Albert M. and Americo Salvi; fond aunt of many nieces and nephews and grandnieces and grandnephews.

Funeral arrangements were by Vazza’s "Beechwood" Funeral Home, Revere. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her name to Dana Farber, 10 Brookline Place West, Floor 6, Brookline, MA 02445. For guest book, visit: www.vazzafuneral.com.

 

Joseph Benkert

Former Pilot, Aviation Instructor and Author

Joseph W. Benkert of Nahant, formerly East Boston, died unexpectedly on March 10.

A US Air Force veteran of the Korean War and a former pilot for TWA, he was the proprietor of The Pilot Shop and Aviators Careers Instrument School in Norwood. He was the author of Introduction to Aviators Science.

He was the beloved husband of Janet (Tozza) Benkert with whom he shared 50 years of marriage; loving father of Joseph W. Benkert Jr. of Chicago and Gretchen Benkert of Nahant; dear brother of the late Phyllis Chambers.

Funeral arrangements were by Vazza’s "Beechwood" Funeral Home, Revere. Burial was in Green Lawn Cemetery, Nahant. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made in his name to the EAA Scholarship Department, P.O. 3086, Oshkosh, WI 3086. For guest book: www.vazzafunerals.com.

 

Prudence Cerrone

East Boston resident

Prudence Cerrone of East Boston died on March 12.

She was the beloved daughter of the late Antonio and Francesca (Dragonetti) Cerrone; dear sister of Phyllis Cerrone and Elena Conroy, both of East Boston, and the late Joseph Cerrone, Mary Spelladora and Anthony Cerrone. She is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by The Rapino Memorial Home, East Boston. Burial will be in St. Patrick Cemetery, Stoneham. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to Father Flavian Mucci OFM Missions, C/O Sacred Heart Church, Brooks St., East Boston 02128. Please make checks payable to Sacred Heart Church. Visit memorial at www.rapinomemorialhome.com

 

Marguerite Beresford

East Boston resident

Marguerite (O’ Brien) Beresford of East Boston died on March 9 following a long illness. She was 87 years old.

Mrs. Beresford was the beloved wife of the late James Beresford (Jimmy Ford); devoted mother of Sandra Dion of Mansfield, MA, James Jr. of Plainville MA and Patricia Granara of East Boston; loving grandmother of Brian and Shawn Dion, Jaclyn and Thomas Granara and great grandmother of Autumn Dion.

Funeral arrangements were private. A Memorial Mass will be held at the Don Orione Nursing Home on March 20 at 1 p.m. in the Don Orione Chapel, 111 Orient Avenue, East Boston. Memorial donations to the Don Orione Nursing Home will be gratefully appreciated.

 

Giulia Iacoviello

East Boston resident

Giulia (Diminico) Iacoviello of East Boston died suddenly on March 10.

She was the beloved wife of more than 51 years to Alfredo Iacoviello; dear sister of Rosina Coviello of East Boston and is also survived by her many loving nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the RuggieroMazzarella Memorial Home (Orient Heights) East Boston. Entombment was in the Mausoleum in Woodlawn Cemetery. For more information or to send an online condolence, please visit: www.ruggieromh.com

 

Nicholas Petrone

Of Wakefield, formerly of Orient Heights

Nicholas L. Petrone of Wakefield, formerly of Orient Heights East Boston, died on March 9.

He was he cherished son of the late Leonard "Frank" and Florence (Zambello) Petrone; loving brother of Florence Curran and her husband, James, of Reading, Leonard Petrone Jr. and his wife, Sandra, of Peabody and Frances Sousa and her husband, Carl, of Medford; fond uncle of many nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by Vazza’s "Beechwood" Funeral Home, Revere. For guest book, www.vazzafuneral.com.

 

Marguerite Cuddi

Of Peabody, formerly of Orient Heights

Marguerite N. (Velardo) Cuddi of Peabody, formerly of Orient Heights, died on March 9.

She was the wife of the late Anthony T. Cuddi; beloved mother of Thomas Cuddi and his wife Patricia, Paul Cuddi and his partner, Chris Kliska, all of Peabody; loving grandmother of Sarah and Anthony Cuddi; sister of Josephine Ciccarelli of Lexington and the late John Velardo, Pauline Palladino and Natalie Velardo. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Bisbee-Porcella Funeral Home, Saugus. Burial was in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. Donations in her memory may be made to the Salesian Boys & Girls Club of East Boston, 150 Byron St., East Boston, MA 02128. For condolences www.BisbeePorcella.com.

 

Viola Thomas

East Boston resident

Viola L. Thomas of East Boston, formerly of Malden, died suddenly on March 6. She was 47 years old.

She was the devoted mother of Stephen Thomas Brown of East Boston; loving daughter of Ralph J.C. Thomas and the late Alice B (White) Thomas; beloved sister of Johanna White, Diane M. Thomas-Jackson, Ralph K. Thomas Jr, Renee Thomas-Collins and Stacey Thomas; dear half sister of Darrin, Kendal, Karen Thomas and Monica Love and is also survived by her many cherished nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Rugggiero Mazzarella Memorial Home (Orient Heights) East Boston. Burial was private. For more information or to send an online condolence, please visit: www.ruggieromh.com

 

Gilda Marotta

Of Medford, formerly of East Boston

Gilda Marotta of Medford, formerly of East Boston, died on March 9.

She was the cherished daughter of the late Rosalia (Salvaggio) and Damiano Marotta; dear sister of Rose Falzone and her husband, John, of Toms River, NJ and the late Phyllis, Michael, Louis, Charles and Salvatore Marotta. She is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Dello Russo Funeral Service, Medford. Burial was at Oak Grove Cemetery, Medford. As an expression of sympathy, memorial contributions may be sent in her name to St. Jude Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. For obituary and guestbook, www.dellorusso.net.

 

Massemina Buonopane

Of Medford, formerly of East Boston

Massemina (Guarino) Buonopane of Medford, formerly of East Boston, died on March 9. She was in her 95th year.

She was the beloved wife of the late Pasquale Buonopane; loving mother of Mario Buonopane and his wife, Teresa, Achille Buonopane and his wife, Diana , Luigi Buonopane and his wife, Anna (proprietor’s of Pescatore Ristorante and Crowley Liquors, Somerville) all of Medford and the late Angelo Buonopane and Assunta Guarino and her husband, Nicola Guarino, of Italy. She is also survived by many loving grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Funeral arrangements were by Vazza’s "Beechwood" Funeral Home, Revere. Entombment was in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. Memorial remembrances may be made to the American Cancer Society 30 Speen St. Framingham, MA. 01701-9376. For guest book, please visit: www.vazzafunerals.com.

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