Scott E. Panzini of Winthrop died on March 12.
He was the beloved son of Edward and Eileen (Ferland) Panzini of Winthrop; dear brother of Robert Panzini and Laurie Ferullo, both of Winthrop and is also survived by loving aunts, uncles and cousins.
Funeral services were private and under the care of The Rapino Memorial Home, East Boston.
Of Saugus, formerly of East Boston
Concetta (LaPorta) Wilson of Saugus, formerly of East Boston, died on March 22.
She was the beloved wife of William L. Wilson with whom she shared 62 years of marriage; loving mother of Diane Palermo and her husband, Domenic, and Mark Wilson and his wife, Lisa, all of Saugus; dear sister of Helen Breault of East Boston, Al LaPorta of Revere and the late Louise Pacitta, Margaret Cucchiello, Antonetta Pepple, Mary Poncia, Michael, Frank and Anthony "Red" LaPorta; cherished grandmother of Melissa Renea Kane, Rhonda, Jonathan and Isabella Palermo, Kelly and William Wilson and Wayne Smith III.
Her funeral will be held from Vazza’s "Beechwood" Funeral Home, 262 Beach St., Revere, Thursday morning at 10 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Anthony’s Church, Revere, at 11 a.m. Family and friends may visit today from 4 to 8 p.m. Entombment will be in Holy Cross Mausoleum, Malden. For directions and guest book, visit: www.vazzafunerals.com
Sales Consultant and Funeral Assistant
Paul J. McNamara of East Boston, formerly of Lowell, died at home on March 25.
He was a lead sales consultant in the custom design department for Zimman’s Fabric Furniture and Decorative Accessories in Lynn and also spent time as a Funeral Assistant for Vertuccio & Smith Funeral Home in Revere.
He was the son of James J. McNamara and the late Virginia R. (Robarge) McNamara; brother of Mary Ann McNamara RN of Lowell, Eileen Nutter of Dracut, James Jr. and Brian McNamara, all of Lowell, and also leaves nieces, aunts, uncles, cousins and dear friends, Jim Dyment, Ralph Vertuccio and Dan Smith.
Funeral arrangements were by the O’Donnell Funeral Home, Lowell. Contributions in his memory may be made to the Lowell Humane Society, 951 Broadway St., Lowell, MA 01854. www.odonnellfuneralhome.com
Of Saugus, formerly of East Boston
Frank Cino of Saugus, formerly of East Boston, died on March 27. He was in his 91st year.
He was the beloved husband of the late Mary (Marrama) with whom he shared 46 years of marriage; loving father of Joseph "Joe Kansky" Angelo and his wife, Jeanette, of Saugus; dear brother of William "Bill" Cino of East Boston and the late Fannie Tuttisanti, Josephine D’Orio, Molly Odoardi and Guy Cino; cherished grandfather of Jeanette Nuzzo and her husband, Frederick, and Joseph Angelo and his wife, Robin, all of Saugus and great grandchildren, Dennis and Derek Nuzzo and Joseph and Steven Angelo and great great grandchildren, Michele Millard, Derek Taylor and Hailey Nuzzo.
His Funeral will be held from Vazza’s East Boston Funeral Home, 11 Henry St (Opposite Maverick Station) Thursday morning at 8:30 a.m. followed by services at 10 a.m. Family and friends may visit today, Wednesday, from 4 to 8 p.m. Entombment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. For directions and guest book, visit: www.vazzafunerals.com.
Of Medford, formerly of East Boston
Antonette (Luongo) Marcella of Medford, formerly of East Boston, died on March 26.
She was the beloved wife of the late Louis; devoted mother of Judith and Michael Marcella, both of Medford; sister of Alfred Luongo, Grace Zuccaro, Helen Pellecchia, all of East Boston, George Luongo of South Boston, Frank Luongo of Florida, and the late Carmela Luongo. She is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.
Funeral arrangements were by the Dello Russo Funeral Home, Medford. Burial was at Oak Grove Cemetery, Medford. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to the American Diabetes Association, 330 Congress St., 5th Floor, Boston, MA, 02210; or Boys Town, 13603 Flanagan Blvd., Boys Town, Nebraska, 68010. For obituary and guestbook, please visit: www.dellorusso.net
East Boston resident
Richard Ross of East Boston died on March 26.
He was the beloved husband of Nicolina (Capuano) Ross; beloved father of Nicole Ross and Antonio Ross, both of East Boston; cherished grandfather of Giovanni Ross of East Boston; dear brother of Andrew of Pepperell, Wayne of Chelsea, William of Pepperell, Theresa Ross of Saugus, Marie Baker and Cathy Smith, both of Chelsea. He is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.
His Funeral will be held from The Rapino Memorial Home, 9 Chelsea St., (Maverick Sq.), East Boston today, Wednesday, at 9 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass to be celebrated in Sacred Heart Church, Brooks Street, East Boston at 10 a.m. Services will conclude with burial in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. For online condolences, visit: www.rapinomemorialhome.com
Of Malden, formerly of East Boston
Vilma (Babine) Mascia of Malden, formerly East Boston, died on March 26.
She was the beloved wife of the late Vincent J. Mascia Sr. with whom she shared 50 years of marriage; loving mother of Patricia Allard of Malden, Vincent J. Mascia Jr. of Maynard, Richard P. Mascia of N. Andover and Karen Azzoto and her husband, Jeffery, of Natick; dear sister of Ronald Harvey of East Boston and the late Lorraine D’Appolito and Jake Babine.
Funeral arrangements are by Vazza’s "Beechwood" Funeral Home, 262 Beach Street, Revere. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to meet today, Wednesday morning, March 31 at 11 a.m. to gather for a service and entombment in the Mausoleum at Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. For directions and guest book, www.vazzafunerals.com
Of East Boston, formerly of Italy
Giuseppe Scarcella of East Boston, formerly of Calabria, Italy, died on March 25. He was in his 57th year.
He was the beloved husband of Elisabetha (Iannino) of the North End; devoted father of Giuseppe, Salvatore, Domenico Sandra and Anthony Scarcella and L.J. Sullivan; cherished Grandfather of Joe Bella.
Funeral arrangements were by the Ruggiero-Mazzarella Memorial Home (Orient Heights) East Boston. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations made be made to the family to help defray the funeral expense.
Of Winthrop, formerly of East Boston
Joan F. (Hanlon) Marino of Winthrop, formerly of East Boston, died on March 25.
She was the beloved wife of the late Frank Marino (Proprietor of Delma’s Donuts); mother of Frank III and his wife, Karen, of Winthrop, Andrew G. and his wife, Patty, of Chapel Hill, NC and the late Christopher A. Marino; sister of Claire Mace and the late Virginia Walker, Edward, Robert, Agnes, William, Albert, Paul and Lawrence Hanlon and is also survived by three grandchildren, many nieces and nephews.
Funeral arrangements were by the Magrath Funeral Home, East Boston. Burial was at Belle Isle Cemetery. Donations in her memory to St. Jude Hospital, 501 St. Jude Pl., Memphis, TN 38105 would be appreciated.
East Boston resident
Marie (Ciampa) Holland of East Boston died on March 25.
She was the loving mother of Donna, Lisa and Frank Holland, all of East Boston; cherished grandmother of Ashley Holland; beloved friend of Frank and Joni Holland of Chelsea and best friend of Phyllis Bushey of Lynn.
Funeral arrangements were by Vazza’s East Boston Funeral Home. Committal was private. For guest book, please visit: www.vazzafunerals.com
Of Revere, formerly of East Boston
Antonetta Colasante of Revere, formerly East Boston, died on March 25.
She was the cherished daughter of the late Bonaventura and Assunta ( Giachetti ) Colasanti; dear sister of Lea Ciaramella of Revere and her friend, George Psomos, of Saugus and Marie Colasanti of Winthrop and the late John B. Colasanti; adored aunt of three nephews and many grand nieces and nephews.
Funeral arrangements were by Vazza’s "Beechwood" Funeral Home, Revere. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made in her name to the Life Focus Center, 1 City Square, Charlestown, MA 02129 or Zelma Lacey House, 9 West School St., Charlestown, MA 02129. For guest book, please visit: www.vazzafunerals.com.
Of Winthrop, formerly of Orient Heights
Rosemarie L. "Chickie " (Palladino) Wallace of Winthrop, formerly of Orient Heights East Boston, died on March 25.
The beloved wife of the late John A. Wallace with whom she shared 52 years of marriage, she was the loving mother of Mark S. Wallace and his wife, Beth Tallent, of Winthrop and the late Mona Lynch; cherished daughter of the late Rocco and Louise (Cassetta) Palladino; dear sister of the late Peter Palladino; cherished grandmother of John James Wallace, Danielle Perry Tallent and Rhonda Pollini.
Funeral and Service were private with arrangements by Vazza Funeral Homes, East Boston & Revere. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made in her name to Viking Pride Foundation, P.O. Box 37, Winthrop MA. 02152 or St. Jude Children’s Hospital, 501 St Jude Place, Memphis TN 38105. For guest book: www.vazzafunerals.com.
Saugus resident, formerly of Chelsea
Marie (Magazzu) Fama of Saugus, formerly of Chelsea, died suddenly on March 26. She was in her 69th year.
She was the beloved wife of Joseph Fama; devoted mother of Diane Giovannucci and her husband, Joe, of Revere and Maria Ciampa and her husband, Nicolas, of Saugus; dear sister of Grace "Dolly" Limardo and her husband, Jim, Lillian Lekas and her husband, Christopher, and the late Anthony Magazzu and his surviving spouse, Mary; adored grandmother of Matthew, Amanda and Briana.
Funeral arrangements were by the Ruggiero-Mazzarella Memorial Home, (Orient Heights) East Boston. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery.
Of Canton, formerly of East Boston
Martha M. (Kennedy) Pomeroy died on March 25 at the Jordan Hospital in Plymouth. She was 89 years old.
The devoted wife of the late Elmer J. Pomeroy, she was born in Boston on May 25, 1920, the daughter of the late Alphonsus and Catherine (Dalton) Kennedy. She was educated in East Boston and was a graduate of East Boston High School. Mrs. Pomeroy moved to Plymouth in 1974. She worked as a bookkeeper for both the Halifax Country Club and the Plymouth County House of Correction and was a founding member of the Bonnie Seniors and a member of the Cedarville Arts and Crafts, as well as the Cochato Club in Braintree.
Mrs. Pomeroy is survived by her daughter, Patricia Fein of Monroe, NH, and John E. "Jack" Pomeroy and his wife, Mary and Robert J. Pomeroy and his wife, Wendy, all of Plymouth, with whom she made her home; the mother of the late Ronald J. Pomeroy and the sister of seven late siblings.
Funeral arrangements were by the Cartmell Funeral Home, Plymouth. Burial was in Knollwood Memorial Park in Canton. Donations in her memory may be made to the Fund for the Needy, c/o St. Bonaventure’s Church, P.O. Box 996, Manomet, Ma 02345. For memorial guestbook see: www.cartmellfuneralhome.com
Of South Carolina, formerly of East Boston
Mary G. (Conti) Lauria of Simpsonville, South Carolina, formerly of East Boston, died on March 23.
She was the beloved wife of the late Louis Lauria with whom she shared 61 years of marriage; loving mother of Kenneth Lauria and his wife, Melissa, of North Carolina and Arlene Laskowski and her husband, Stephen, of South Carolina; dear sister of Theresa Salvo of Maine and the late Helen Hillen, Gloria Mangino, Sadie, Rose and Dorothy Conti; cherished grandmother of Keith and Blake Lauria, Stephen, Juliane and Christine Laskowski.
Funeral arrangements were by Vazza’s East Boston Funeral Home. Burial was in St. Michael’s Cemetery. For guest book, www.vazzafunerals.com.
Teacher and Doula
Susan Wax died of natural causes on March 22. She was 59 years old.
Despite suffering debilitating chronic illness for 50 years, she made a difference in the lives of everyone she touched. As a math teacher at East Boston High School and Dean Jr. College, she helped hundreds of students achieve their dreams. As a doula, she provided invaluable aid and comfort to mothers of newborns in difficult situations. She was a graduate of Cornell University.
She was the beloved wife of Philip, mother of David and his wife, Brett; daughter of Mike Goldberg and sister of Ellen and her husband, Allan.
Funeral arrangements were by Levine Chapels, Brookline. Burial was at Framingham-Natick Jewish Cemetery, Natick. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be sent to The Cardiovascular Fellowship Research and Education Fund, c/o Dr. Duane Pinto, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, 185 Pilgrim Road, Palmer 216, Boston, MA 02215.
Ronald Fantasia Sr.
US Postal Worker
Ronald B. Fantasia Sr. of Orient Heights East Boston died on March 22.
A US Postal Worker at Logan Airport, he was the loving father of Christina Fantasia and her husband, Joseph Cataldo, of Roslindale, Ronald B. Fantasia Jr. of Brockton and Deborah Colon and her husband, Henry, of Carver; dear brother of Gail Fantasia of Revere and Janice Fantasia of East Boston; cherished grandfather of Savana, Brandi and Ronald B. Fantasia III, Bailey, Reese and Henry Colon.
Funeral arrangements were by Vazza’s "Beechwood" Funeral Home, Revere. For guest book, www.vazzafunerals.com
Member of many Chelsea Polish Organizations
Stephanie J. (Pazyra) Cadle of Malden, formerly of East Boston and Chelsea, died at home early on March 22. She was 89 years old.
She was born in Chelsea and was a resident of East Boston for 30 years and a resident of Malden for the last eight years. From 1962 until her retirement in 1990, she worked as the office manager for the publishing firm of Little Brown and Company. She was a long time member of the Polish Political Club, the Polish Falcons and the Polish American Veterans Ladies Auxiliary, all located in Chelsea.
She was the devoted wife of the late Delmar; beloved mother of Robert Cadle and his wife, Lorraine, of Malden; daughter of the late Ignatius and Josephine (Zelinski) Pazyra; dear sister of Henrietta Munsey of Arlington, Theresa Madden of Duxbury, Jessie Babajtis of Cambridge and the late Edna Bialicki, John, Henry, Chet and Larry; cherished grandmother of Lisa and John Cadle and Cheryl Enwright; great grandmother of Stephanie, Anthony, Myles, Jessica, Abby and Anna and great great grandmother of Connor. She is also lovingly survived by many nieces and nephews.
Funeral arrangements entrusted to the Smith Family Funeral Homes-Chelsea and Malden. To send a message of condolence to her family, please visit www.smithfuneralhomes.com
New Hampshire resident
Wayne J. Voce of Hampton, NH, formerly of Belmont, died on March 21.
He was the father of Kristine Voce of East Boston; son of the late Leonard and Bernice Voce; brother of John L. Voce and his wife, Gloria, of Belmont; uncle of Chris and Kim Voce, Josh and Lauren Gibbons.
Funeral arrangements were by The DeVito Funeral Home, Watertown. Burial was at Mt. Auburn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to The American Heart Association, 20 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701 would be appreciated.
Frances (Amoroso) Columbus of Stoneham, formerly of Braintree, died on March 21. She was 97 years old.
She was the beloved wife of the late Anthony Columbus; devoted mother of Josephine Adams and her late husband, Edward, Robert Columbus and his wife, Margaret "Peggy" all of Stoneham, Theresa Valle and her husband, Victor, of Hull and the late James Columbus and his surviving wife, Clara, of Braintree; cherished grandmother of 11, great grandmother of 19; dear sister of Vincent Amoroso of East Boston and the late Angelo Amoroso.
Funeral arrangements were by the Barile Family Funeral Home, Stoneham. Burial was in Braintree Cemetery, Braintree. Please honor her memory by making donations to the St. Patrick Building Fund, 9 Pomeworth St., Stoneham, MA 02180. To send a memorial condolence www.barilefuneral.com.