Carmella ‘Millie’ Alu
East Boston resident
Carmella "Millie" Alu of East Boston, formerly of Winthrop and Belmont, died suddenly on June 14.
She was the loving daughter of the late Michael and Catena (Buttiglieri) Alu; dear sister of the late Vincent Alu; cherished aunt of Michael Alu of Louisiana,Tina Alu of Cambridge and the late Vinny Alu; beloved niece of Mary Briana and Sarah Buttiglieri,both of East Boston,and the late Filomena, Louis, Carmen and Rocco Buttiglieri and Josie Boncore. She is also survived by many fond cousins.
Funeral from the Ruggiero Mazzarella Memorial Home, 971 Saratoga St. (Orient Heights) East Boston on Friday, June 18 at 9 a.m. with a Mass of Christian Burial in celebration of her life in Sacred Heart Church, Brooks Street, East Boston at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited Visiting hours are Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m. Services will conclude with her being laid to rest in The Alu Family Mausoleum at St. Michael’s Cemetery, Boston. For more information or to send an online condolence www.ruggieromh.com
Mary A. (Bridgeman) Coleman of Winthrop died at the Lighthouse Nursing Care Facility on June 9. She was 91 years old.
Born in Boston, she was the beloved wife of the late Francis E. Coleman; the daughter of the late John T. and Margaret (Fortune) Bridgeman; devoted mother of Mary A. Coleman of Winthrop, Kathleen A. Corcoran and her husband, William, of Winthrop, Diane F. Fitzpatrick and her husband, William, of Lynnfield, and Michael E. Coleman and his wife, Jacqueline, of North Andover; adored grandmother of Molly and Matt Corcoran, Kaleigh and Shae Fitzpatrick, and Abby and Mickey Coleman; dear sister of Catherine L. McKinnon of East Boston, John T. Bridgeman of Hingham and the late Margaret Yanovich. She is also survived by several nieces and nephews.
Funeral arrangements were by the Maurice W. Kirby Funeral Home, Winthrop. Burial was in Holy Cross Cemetery. For guestbook, go to www.mauricekirbyfh.com.
Decorated veteran, member of VFW, DAV and American Legion
Samuel J. Ferrera of East Boston died on June 12.
A US Navy decorated combat veteran of World War II, he was a member of the East Boston VFW Post 608, Lt. Lawrence J. Flaherty American Legion Post 30 and East Boston DAV Post 77.
He was the beloved husband of the late Josephine (Riccio) Ferrera; beloved father of Joseph Ferrera and his wife, Susan, of Columbia, NJ, and the late Denise Segien and her surviving husband, Kenneth, of Danvers; cherished grandfather of Jason Ferrera and his wife, Susan, Stacy DiChiara and her husband, Michael, Matthew, Marc and Michael Segien; great-grandfather of Antony Ferrera; dear brother of the late Gaetano, Raymond, Frank, Peter, Marietta Pesaturo and Rosalie Vita.
His Funeral will be from The Rapino Memorial Home, 9 Chelsea St. (Maverick Sq.) East Boston on Thursday at 10 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in Sacred Heart Church, Brooks Street, East Boston at 11 a.m. The family will receive visitors today, Wednesday, from 4 to 8 p.m. Services will conclude with burial in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. Donations in his memory may be made to: East Boston VFW Post 608, 43 Haith St., Revere, MA 02151 or The Ellie Fund, 475 Hilside Ave., Needham, MA 02494 wwwelliefund.org. For online condolences, visit www.rapinomemorialhome.com.
Retired MWRA Foreman and member of many Revere organizations
James A. Padova of Revere died unexpectedly at home on June 12. He was 61 years old.
He was a retired MWRA Foreman, a US Army veteran of Vietnam, a member of the Revere Businessman’s Club, VFW Mottolo Post, Revere Sons of Italy and the Patriot Civic Club.
He was the beloved husband of Bernice (Kiley); devoted father of Jenna Harrity of East Boston and James and Anthony Padova of Revere; loving son of Rita A. (Santoli) of Revere and the late James; dear brother of Lorraine Padova of Revere. He is also survived by many loving aunts, uncles and cousins.
His Funeral will be held from the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, 128 Revere Street, Revere on Thursday, June 17 at 9 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Anthony’s Church at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited. Visiting hours are today, Wednesday, from 4 to 8 p.m. Burial will be in the Mass. National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Heart Association, 20 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701. For guest book or flowers, www.Buonfiglio.com.
Gilda ‘Chickie’ Corin
Gilda "Chickie" (Mongiardo) Corin of Revere died on June 13.
She was the loving mother of Andrea Cardona and her husband, Orlando, Deanne Fronduto and her husband, Ronald, Stacey Corin and Jacque Murray and her husband, Anthony, all of Revere and the former wife of Harvey Corin of Revere; dear sister of the late Natalie DeFalco, Jeane Franz, Leanora Overby and Frank Mongiardo; cherished grandmother of Arianna, Julia and Amelia Murray; fond aunt of Barbara Anthony, Arlie Scott, Dolly DeFalco, Lisa Overby, Zanean Toher and many other nieces, nephews and cousins.
Her Funeral will be held from Vazza’s "Beechwood" Funeral Home, 262 Beach Street, Revere, Thursday at 9 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in the Holy Rosary Church, 1015 Shirley St., Winthrop at 10 a.m. Family and friends may visit today, Wednesday, from 4 to 8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made in her name to the American Cancer Society , 30 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701. For directions and guest book, www.vazzafunerals.com
Of Revere, formerly of East Boston
Pasquale Mercurio of Revere, formerly of East Boston, died on June 11. He was in his 95th year.
A US Army Air Corps veteran of World War II, he was the beloved husband of the late Carmella (Belmonte) Mercurio with whom he shared 68 years of marriage; loving father of Linda Pezzano of East Boston, Michael Mercurio and his wife, Denise, of Revere and the late Pamela Mercurio; dear brother of the late Christine Morelli and Rose Bergogoni; cherished grandfather of Christopher and his wife, Laurie Pezzano, Eugene Pezzano and Lisa Mercurio and great grandfather of Frank Pezzano.
His Funeral will be from Vazza’s "Beechwood" Funeral Home, 262 Beach Street, Revere, today, Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in the Immaculate Conception Church, Revere at 10:30 a.m. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. For directions and guest book www.vazzafunerals.com
Of Lowell, formerly of Chelsea
Gloria Reveria of Lowell, formerly of Chelsea and East Boston, died on June 4.
She was the loving mother of Noberto Reveria.
Funeral arrangements were by Vazza Funeral Homes. Burial was in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. For more information, call Vazza Funeral Homes 1 800 252 1327.
Of Lynn, formerly of East Boston
Linda M. (Forgione) Coppola of Lynn, formerly of Revere and East Boston, died on June 10.
She was the loving mother of Nicole Raukohl and her husband, Jonathan, of South Boston, Robert Coppola of Wakefield and Tayla Fiore of Lynn; beloved daughter of Anthony Forgione of Lynn and the late Nancy Dalton; dear sister of Nancy Sposito of Wakefield; cherished grandmother of Desiree Love and fond aunt of Anthony Sposito.
Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Vazza Funeral Home, Revere. Burial was in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Thoracic Oncology Fund, c/o the development Office, 165 Cambridge St. Suite 600, Boston, MA 02114. For online guestbook www.vazzafunerals.com.
Long time Secretary at Chelsea Soldiers Home
Helen (Theophiles) Triant of Saugus, formerly of Chelsea, Revere and East Boston, died on June 9 at the Sawtelle Family Hospice House in Reading in the comforting presence of her family. She was 92 years old.
Born in Boston, she was the daughter of the late James and Bessie (Cosmos) Theophiles. She grew up in East Boston, and was a graduate of East Boston High School. She lived in Chelsea for 35 years, and also spent much time in Revere. She recently moved to Saugus to live with her daughter.
Mrs. Triant always delighted in her role as nurturing homemaker. Intelligent as she was, she passed certifications and trainings easily without college study. She was a Senior Clerk Typist and secretary at the Chelsea Soldiers Home, and used her special gifts of getting things done that it seemed as though she practically managed the volunteers at the hospital. She enjoyed her career there for 20 years, retiring in 1986.
She was a longtime member of the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral of New England in Boston, active in the Hellenic Women’s Benevolent Association. She was a passionate Red Sox fan, enjoyed reading novels among other things. She lived with great joy while hosting a very close family and cooking for everyone.
She was the dear wife of the late Nicholas Triant, loving mother of Penelope and Nicholas Kanellos of Saugus, Ross and Angelike Triant of Everett, Dimitri Triantafillakis and Alexandre Drolet of New Haven, CT, William and Gail Triant of Danvers, and George and Janet Triant of East Boston. She leaves five grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, and many loving nieces and nephews. She was the sister of the late Jennie Theophiles, Georgia Hegner, Speros Theophiles, Stella McGrane, and Mary Ackerman.
Funeral arrangements were by the Conway, Cahill-Brodeur Funeral Home, Peabody. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. Memorial donations may be made to Sawtelle Family Hospice House, 320 Haverhill St., Reading, MA 01867 or Greek Orthodox Cathedral of New England, 162 Goddard Ave, Brookline, MA 02445. Please visit www.ccbfuneral.com for online obit and to sign condolences.
Of Tewksbury, formerly of Revere
Lucy M. (Imbrescia) Koval of Tewksbury, formerly of East Boston and Revere, died June 7. She was 78 years old.
She was the beloved wife for 47 years of John Koval. She was born in Revere, April 16, 1932 and is survived by four children, Janice Rogers and her husband, Brian, of Tewksbury, John "Butch" Koval and his wife, Deborah, of Nashua, NH, Phillip Koval and his wife, Heidi, of Leominster and George Koval and his wife, Ann, of Tyngsboro; eight grandchildren; three great grandchildren; three siblings, Theresa Harris of Revere, Nunzio and his wife, Jeanne Imbrescia, and Caroline Kioussis, all of Peabody. She was also the grandmother of the late George Koval and sister of the late Joseph Imbrescia, Marie Bauman and Concetta Nazarian.
Funeral arrangements were by the Tewksbury Funeral Home, Tewksbury Center. Burial was at Woodlawn Cemetery in Everett. In lieu of flowers, memorials to the Immaculate Conception School, 218 East Merrimack Street, Lowell, MA 01852 will be appreciated. www.tewksburyfuneralhome.com.
Of Saugus, formerly of East Boston
Winifred B. (Thompson) Whalen of Saugus, formerly of East Boston, died on June 8.
She was the wife of the late Thomas J. Whalen, Jr.; loving mother of Thomas J. Whalen III of Peabody, Robert S. Whalen of Saugus, Richard J. Whalen of Hampstead, NH, Lynda M. Messina of Saugus, Patricia A. Moreland of Tyngsboro and Marcia J. O’Neil of Saugus; dear sister of Dorothy Martin of Randolph, the late Carol Hyland, Alice Thompson, Robert Thompson, Mary Stewart and Winfield Thompson and is also survived by 12 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren.
Funeral arrangements were by the Bisbee-Porcella Funeral Home, Saugus. Burial was in Puritan Lawn Memorial Park, West Peabody. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to Beacon Hospice, 350 Main St., Haverhill, MA 01830. For condolences www.BisbeePorcella.com.
East Boston resident
Susan (Rotondo) Maniscalco of East Boston, formerly of the North End, died on June 8.
She was the beloved wife of Anthony Maniscalco with whom she shared 69 years of marriage; loving mother of Annette Marino and her husband, Frank, of Revere and the late Accurzio "Butchie" Maniscalco; dear sister of the late Theresa Pissapia, Louise Carrifiello, Phyllis Nunes, Sammy and Gigio Rotondo; cherished grandmother of two and great grandmother of three.
Funeral arrangements were by Vazza’s "Beechwood" Funeral Home, Revere. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. For guest book: www.vazzafunerals.com.
Of Revere, formerly of East Boston
Eleanora Y. "Nora" (DiLorenzo) Fiorino of Revere, formerly of East Boston, died on June 8.
She was the beloved wife of the late Salvatore _"Sam" Fiorino with whom she shared 32 years of marriage; loving mother of Lorraine Danieli and her husband, Daniel, and Steven Fiorino, all of Revere; dear sister of Mafalda "Murry Dinarello" Bell and Justine Bondi, both of Revere, and the late Jennie A. DeMaria, Rachel Myer, Josephine Barletta, Mary Peretti Maniaci and Rocco and Genaro "Muzzy" DiLorenzo; fond aunt of many nieces and nephews.
Private funeral arrangements were entrusted to Vazza Funeral Homes. A memorial service will take place at a later date. For guest book: www.vazzafunerals.com
Retired Revere Fire Lieutenant
Joseph A. Nigro, retired Revere Fire Lieutenant, collapsed while working in his garden and was rushed to Massachusetts General Hospital where he died on June 4. He was 75 years old.
Born in Boston, he lived in East Boston before coming to Revere more than 50 years ago. He was a graduate of East Boston High school, Class of 1952 and New England School of Art, Class of 1963. He received his Master of Finance Degree from Northeastern University in 1978. He joined the Revere Fire Department and retired in 1990 after 25 years of service with the rank of Lieutenant. He was a US Army veteran serving from December of 1954 until December of 1962, a member of the Disabled American Veterans, a long time active member and past officer of the Revere Council Knights of Columbus, Revere Fire Department Benefit Aid Society and a member of Local 926-Revere Firefighters.
He was the beloved husband of 53 years of Patricia M. (Pepe); devoted father of Karenlee DiMare and her husband, Christopher, of North Attleboro, and David J. Nigro and his partner, David E. Huggins of New York City; cherished grandfather of Kyle D. DiMare of North Attleboro and brother of Eugene Nigro and his wife, Joan, of Malden and the late Giro, Erminio, Restituto Nigro, Madaline Leonard and Mary Sawitz. He was also the brother in law of Nancy A. Baldassare of Peabody and the late Richard J. Pepe and the uncle of many nieces and nephews.
Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Vertuccio & Smith Home For Funerals, Revere. Burial was private. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to: Shriners’ Burn Institute for Children, 51 Blossom St., Boston, MA 02114, Attn: Development Office.
Member of Several Revere Senior Organizations
Jennie (Coscia) Rapolla, a 60-year resident of Revere, formerly of East Boston, died on June 7 at Sutton Hill Nursing Home of North Andover following a brief illness. She was 96 years old.
Born and raised in East Boston, she was a 1932 graduate of East Boston High School. She came to Revere more than 60 years ago with her late husband, Angelo "Lefty" Rapolla, who died in April of 1998. Childless, they became surrogate parents to all their nieces, nephews, cousins and neighborhood children. She was a member of several Revere Senior organizations in which she actively participated into her early 90s.
She was the sister in law of Louis G. Maglio Sr. of Peabody, Daniel J. Rapolla of Bourne and the late Theresa M. Maglio, Ralph Rapolla and Irene Rapolla; devoted aunt of Marianna Guilbeault and her husband, Roland, of Northbridge, MA, Louis G. Maglio Jr. and his wife, Marilyn, of North Andover, Paul J. Maglio and his wife, Virginia, of Ipswich and Thomas J. Tamburrino and his wife, Barbara, of Reading. She was also the cousin of Joseph Coscia and his wife, Joan, of Wakefield and the grand aunt of Christina Maglio of Waltham, Daniel Guibeault of South Grafton, Brianna and Luke Anthony Maglio, both of Ipswich and loving Godmother of Victor A. Lospennato Jr. and his wife, Maryte, of Revere and Paul A. Lospennato and his wife, Karyen, of Nahant.
Funeral arrangements were by the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, Revere. Burial was in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden.
Longtime Bartender for Sheraton Hotels
Henry D. Ferreira of Revere died at his home following a long illness on June 7. He was 72 years old.
Mr. Ferreira came to the United States from his native Madeira, Portugal in 1945, settling in East Boston with other family members. He came to live in Revere in 1972. He began working for Sheraton Corp. as a bartender and remained with the company for more than 43 years until retiring in 2009 due to failing health.
He leaves his wife of 40 years, Maria E. (Silva); a son, Henry J. Ferreira of Revere and his daughter, Anreia M. Sacca, an administrative assistant with East Pointe Nursing Care Center of Chelsea, and her husband, Joseph Sacca, of Saugus. He is the cherished grandfather of Chauntelle Ferreira of Winthrop and Dion J. Sacca of Saugus; brother of Maria Alice Moniz of Madeira, Portugal, Anna P. Gaudette and her husband, Daniel, of Tewksbury and the late Joseph M. Ferreira; brother in law of Maria V. Ferreira of Arlington, Maria I. Rodrigues and her husband, John and Maria D. DaSilva, all of Revere; the uncle of Joseph R. Ferreira and his wife, Ellen, of Winchester, Deanna M. Cook and her husband, Roy F. Cook III of Arlington and Ana P. DaSilva of Revere and Deisi DaSilva of Lowell. He is also lovingly survived by several grand nieces and grand nephews.
Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, Revere. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to St. Jude Childrens Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, Tenn., 38148-0142.
Jennie A. (DiLorenzo) DeMaria of Revere, formerly of East Boston, died on June 7. She was in her 95th year.
She was the beloved wife of the late Alfred DeMaria Sr.; loving mother of Alfred De Maria M.D. and his wife, Dr. Susan Case of Melrose and Edward DeMaria of Winthrop; dear sister of Mafalda "Muffy Dinarello" Bell and Justine Bondi, all of Revere, and the late Nora Florino, Rachel Myer, Josephine Barletta, Mary Feretti Miniaci and Rocco and Generao "Muzzy" DiLorenzo; fond aunt of many nieces and nephews.
Funeral arrangements were by Vazza’s "Beechwood" Funeral Home, Revere. Burial was in Holy Cross Cemetery.