Owned Muzzy’s Day Square Florist
Mary (Rapino) Mazzarino of Saugus, formerly of East Boston, died on May 9.
The beloved wife of the late Joseph "Muzzy" Mazzarino, together they owned and operated the Muzzy’s Day Square Florist in East Boston for 63 years.
She was the loving daughter of the late Patsy and Michelina Rapino; loving mother of Robert P. Mazzarino and his wife, Martha, of Danvers and Joseph "Muzzy" Mazzarino Jr. of Saugus; cherished grandmother of Tasney Mazzarino, Robyn Mazzarino, Jodi Howes, Tina Mazzarino and Bobby Mazzarino, all of Danvers; great-grandmother of Jonah and Molly Howes; dear sister of the late Jimmy and Anthony Rapino, Carmella Bonnano, Lucy Magnasco and Nana Fucillo. She is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.
Her Funeral will be held from The Rapino Memorial Home, 9 Chelsea St. (Maverick Sq.) East Boston on Saturday at 10 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated in Sacred Heart Church, Brooks Street., East Boston at 11a.m. The family will receive visitors on Friday from 3 to 8 p.m. Services will conclude with burial in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. For online condolences, visit: www.rapinomemorialhome.com
Mildred "Millie"(Pagliuca) Chiarella of Revere died on May 7. She was in her 97th year.
She was the beloved wife of the late Vincent; devoted mother of Jeanette Leonard and her husband, Robert, of Brockton, Louise Baldyga of Connecticut, Rose Marie Paulson of Revere, Carol Kellog of California, Anthony Chiarella and his wife, June, of Revere and the late Lauretta Chiarella; dear sister of Dominic Pagliuca and his wife, Ann, of East Boston and the late Josie Perella and Mary Smith; the cherished grandmother of 18 grandchildren as well as many loving great grandchildren and nieces and nephews.
Her Funeral will be held from the Ruggiero Mazzarella Memorial Home, 971 Saratoga St. (Orient Heights) East Boston today, Wednesday, May 12 at 9:30 a.m. with a Mass of Christian Burial in celebration of her life at the Immaculate Conception Church, Revere at 10:30 a.m. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited. In honoring Mrs. Chiarella, memorial donations may be made to the Lighthouse Nursing Home, Proctor Ave., Revere. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery. For more information or to send an online condolence, please visit: www.ruggieromh.com
Former owner of Fratecelli Blouse Designs of Boston
Charles Vangel of Orient Heights East Boston died unexpectedly in Appache Junction, Arizona on April 30. He was 79 years old.
A US Army veteran of the Korean Conflict, he was the former Proprietor and Designer for Fraticelli Blouse Designs of Boston.
He was the beloved husband of Antoinette (Leone); devoted twin brother to Helen Vangel of Brooksville, FL and the brother of the late Theodore Anton; dear uncle of Robert J. Anton and his wife, June, of Wellesley Hills and is also lovingly survived by his sister-in-law, Catherine Anton, of Brooksville, FL, his grandnephew, Timothy Anton and his grandniece, Courtney M. Anton, both of Boston. He is also survived and respected by the Leone Family of East Boston, Winthrop, Florida and Arizona.
His Funeral Service was held in the Chapel at Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett, followed by burial in the family lot. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to Lung Cancer Research Foundation, 845 Third Ave., NY, NY 10022. Arrangements were in the care of Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals of Revere.
East Boston resident
Emilinda ( Pagliuca) Saia of East Boston died on May 6. She was 95 years old.
She was the beloved wife of the late Arthur Saia; dear sister of the late Angelina Damiano, Elvira Fasano, Michael and Carmen Pagliuca and cherished aunt of many nieces and nephews.
Funeral arrangements were by Vazza’s "Beechwood" Funeral Home, Revere. Burial was at St. Michael’s Cemetery, Roslindale. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made in her name to the American Heart Assoc., 20 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01301. For guest book, please visit: www.vazzafunerals.com.
Rose Mary Ruggiero
Rose Mary (Capone) Ruggiero of Deerfield Beach, Florida, formerly of East Boston, died on May 3.
The retired head of the VA Transcription Department, she was the beloved wife for 63 years of John Ruggiero Sr.; mother of John Ruggiero Jr. and his wife, Lisa Turner-Ruggiero, and grandmother of Laramie Rose Ruggiero, all of Marblehead; daughter of the late Josephine (Colella) and Antonio Capone; sister of the late Jenny DeAngelis, Josephine Gioioso, Mary Rotigliano, Domenic, Jerry, Alfred, Vincent "Jimmy" and Pat Capone.
Funeral arrangements were by the Magrath Funeral Home, East Boston. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory to the American Cancer Society or the American Diabetes Association would be appreciated.
Of Boston, formerly of East Boston
Michael D. Murree of Boston, formerly of East Boston, died suddenly on May 5. He was 48 years old.
He was the husband of Barbara (LeMoure) Murree of Winthrop; devoted father of Michaela Murree of Winthrop; loving son of Joyce (Muise)Murree of East Boston; dear brother of Steven Murree of Revere and Charles Muise and his wife, Jodi, of Wakefield; cherished uncle of Amanda, Rose and Brandon and is also survived by his loving aunts, uncles and cousins.
Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Ruggiero Mazzarella Memorial Home (Orient Heights) East Boston.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Salvation Army, 209 Broadway, Saugus MA. For more information or to send an online condolence www.ruggieromh.com
East Boston resident
Rita A. (Mazzarella) Sullivan died in East Boston on May 4.
She was the wife of the late Louis Sullivan; mother of Coleen Pino and her late husband, Martin, Glen Sullivan of East Boston, Audrey Fisher and her husband, Robert, of Winthrop and the late Barry and Kevin Sullivan; sister of Eleanor Dias of Malden and the late Dolores Mills. She is also survived by four grandsons and one great-granddaughter.
Funeral arrangements were by the Magrath Funeral Home, East Boston. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery. Donations in her memory to MarchforBabies.com/Team Pino would be appreciated.
East Boston resident
Dominic D. Gaeta of East Boston died on April 12.
He was the beloved husband of the late Lillian (LaVita); father of Daniel F. Gaeta; son of the late Sam and Virginia (Picarello) Gaeta; brother of the late Ralph Gaeta and Santa Contilli. He is survived by nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were private with arrangements by the Brady & Fallon Funeral Home 617 524 0861
Retired Postal Employee
Joseph P. Amorose of Revere, formerly of East Boston, died on May 5.
A US Army veteran of World War II and a retired postal employee, he was the beloved husband of Margaret ( LoConte) Amorose with whom he shared 60 years of marriage; loving father of Theresa Gallagher and her husband, William, of Woburn, Doreen Di Martino and her husband, Mario, of Revere and Susan Iocco and her husband, Rocco, of Lynn; dear brother of Angie Deeb and her husband, George, and Rico Amorose, all of East Boston, and the late Dolly Mueller, Pasquale and Angelo Amorose. He was the cherished grandfather of seven and great grandfather of one.
Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Vazza’s "Beechwood" Funeral Home, Revere. Burial was in Holy Cross Cemetery Malden.
Antoinette ‘Ann’ Manganelli
Retired Polaroid employee
Antoinette "Ann" Manganelli, a 37-year resident of Waltham, formerly of East Boston, died on May 3 at Newton-Wellesley Hospital after a period of declining health. She was 89 years old.
Antoinette, or "Ann" as she was affectionately known, was born on April 3, 1921 in East Boston, a daughter of the late Frank Manganelli and Rose (Coviello) Manganelli.
She was raised and educated in East Boston where she attended grammar school at Assumption School and graduated from Fitton High School. For 40 years, she worked for Polaroid Corp. as a technical specialist, retiring in 1982. She loved bingo and travelling and visited England, Spain, Italy, Ireland, Greece, and Alaska throughout her life.
She was the loving sister of Vincent F. Manganelli and his wife, Patricia, of Stoneham, and the late Madeline Puccio, Dr. Charles V. Manganelli, and Mary C. Reidy and the beloved aunt of many nieces and nephews.
Funeral arrangements were by the Robinson Funeral Home, Melrose. Burial was in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. For online tribute or to sign guestbook, please visit www.robinsonfuneralhome.com.
Ralph DiCicco Sr.
East Boston resident
Ralph J. DiCicco Sr. of East Boston died on May 3.
A US Army veteran of World War II, he was the beloved husband of Filomena (Gaeta) DiCicco; loving father of John A. DiCicco, PhD and his wife, Gale, of Brockton and Col (ret.) Ralph J. DiCicco Jr. and his wife, Diane, of Centreville, VA; cherished grandfather of Diana M. DiCicco, Danielle N. DiCicco, 1st Lt US Army, and Eric P. DiCicco and dear brother of Rosemarie Liberti of East Boston.
Funeral arrangements were by The Rapino Memorial Home, East Boston. Burial was in the Massachusetts National Cemetery, Bourne. Donations in his memory may be made to: Alzheimer’s Association , Massachusetts Chapter, 311 Arsenal St., Watertown, MA 02472. For online condolence visit www.rapinomemorialhome.com
East Boston resident
Dennis J. Ricupero of East Boston died on May 2.
He was the beloved son of the late Dennis C. and Lillian ( Rapino) Ricupero; dear brother of Michael A. and his wife, Terese ( Ristem) Ricupero, of Lawrence and Linda A. and her husband, Robert P. Vecchione, of Peabody; uncle of Michael and Joseph Fula and the late Matthew Vecchione. He is also survived by aunts, uncles and cousins.
Arrangements were by Magrath Funeral Home, East Boston.
Of Revere, formerly of East Boston
Angelina (DiMinico) Bruno of Revere, formerly of East Boston, died in Delaware on May 2.
Mrs. Bruno worked at Dexter and Windsor Sportswear for more than 25 years.
She was the beloved wife of the late Philip J. Bruno with whom she shared 36 years of marriage; loving mother of Patricia Straw and her husband Bruce Straw Jr. of Delaware; dear sister of Mary DiMarino of Norwell and the late Maria Josie Elias, Jennie Trosian and Chris Di Minico; cherished grandmother of Kristen L. Straw and Bruce E. Straw III and great grandmother of Savannah Leigh Conrad.
Funeral arrangements were by Vazza’s "Beechwood" Funeral Home, Revere. Burial was at Holy Cross Cemetery Malden. For guest book www.vazzafunerals.com.