Obituaries 08-12-2010

August 12, 2010
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Lucia Martorano

California resident

Lucia Martorano of California, formerly of East Boston and Revere, died on August 4. She was 88 years old.

She was the wife of the late Gaetano Martorano; mother of Antonette Squillante-Chiampa and Frank Martorano, both of Revere and Lucille and Joseph Martorano of California; sister of the late Carmella Attardo, Rose Rossi, Greta, Frank, Michael, Albert and Anthony Avellino and Lettie Kelly of Everett; grandmother of Flora and Albert Squillante of Revere, Anthony and his wife, Jodi Squillante, of New Hampshire, Sandra and her husband, Eddie Campagna, of California, Carolyn and her husband, Ricky Raposa, of California and Stephanie Cupp of Washington; Brenda, Jessica and Jodie Martorana of Revere and the late Frank Martorana of East Boston, Francesca and Nicole of Somerville, Frank Martorano of Salem, Frank, Anthony, Joseph and Michael Martorana of California; great grandmother of Anthony Squillante Jr. of New Hampshire, Eddie, Steven and Kristina Campagna and Ricky and Melissa Raposa of California and Hannah Cupp of Washington and great great grandmother of the late Bella Squillante of Revere, Olivia Squillante of New Hampshire and Ashton Campagna of California and Gianna, Isabella, Francesca and Santino Martorana of California. She also leaves many nieces and nephews.

A Memorial Mass will be announced.

 

Frances LaVoie

Of North Andover, formerly of East Boston

Frances G. LaVoie of North Andover, formerly of East Boston, died on August 9.

A US Navy veteran of World War II, she was a graduate of East Boston High School, Class of 1938, an employee of the Massachusetts Tax Department and the Past Commander of Lawrence Post 417,

She was the cherished daughter of the late Norbert and Alice (King) LaVoie; loving sister of Norbet of Saugus, George of Newburyport and Florida, John of Franklin, Paul of North Andover, Charles of Brockton, Madeline Bernstein of New Jersey and the late Alice Bayer and fond aunt of many nieces and nephews.

Her funeral will be held from Vazza’s "Beechwood" Funeral Home, 262 Beach Steet, Revere, Friday at 9 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Margaret’s Church, Saugus at 10 a.m. Family and friends may visit Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m. Burial will be in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Hospice Program %Volunteer Services, 20 Spring Road, Bedford, MA 01730. For directions and guest book, please visit: www.vazzafunerals.com.

 

Edwin Vargus

Chelsea resident

Edwin Vargas of Chelsea died suddenly on July 30.

He was the father of Edward Vargas of Lynn.

Funeral arrangements were by the Ruggiero Mazzarella Memorial Home, East Boston. Burial was private.

 

Hernando Alzate

Of Boston, formerly of Colombia

Hernando Alzate of Boston, formerly of Colombia, died suddenly on August 7.

He was the dear brother of Libardo H. Alzate of East Boston

Visiting Hours in The Ruggiero Mazzarella Memorial Home, 971 Saratoga St. (Orient Heights) East Boston will be today, Wednesday, August 11 from 5 to 9 p.m. with a service at 8 p.m. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited,. Services will conclude in Colombia. For more information or to send an online condolence www.ruggieromh.com.

 

Natalie Gatto

Member of Catholic Daughters and Revere senior citizen organizations

Natalie Gatto in Revere, formerly of East Boston, died quietly and peacefully in her sleep on August 6. She was 100 years old.

She was a member of the Catholic Daughters of America, the Revere Smart Set Seniors and several other Revere senior groups.

She was the daughter of the late Vincenzo and Rochina (Tramonte) Gatto; sister of the late Rose V. Gatto, Anna M. Fitzgerald, Natale Gatto and Carmen Gatto and his late wife, Mildred; devoted aunt of Vincent Gatto and his wife, Ann, of Aiken, S.C., Camille Gatto and Barbara Albers, both of Swampscott, and Elizabeth Roble and her husband, Andrew, of Lynn. She is also lovingly survived by eight grand nephews and nieces and 17 great grand nieces and grand nephews.

Family and friends are invited to attend her funeral from the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Rt. 107), Revere today, Wednesday, August 11 at 9 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in the Immaculate Conception Church, Revere at 10 a.m.

 

Edna French

Past Member of Courageous Generation

Edna F. (Creeden) French of Beachmont Revere died on August 6.

A past member of the Courageous Generation St Lazarus parish, she was the beloved wife of the late John P.; the devoted mother of John French of Charlestown, David of Westport, Connecticut, Mark of Everett and James of Brookline; dear sister of Barbara Creeden of Beachmont and the late Bob Creeden and is also survived by five cherished grandchildren and many loving nieces and nephews.

Her Funeral will be held from the Ruggiero Mazzarella Memorial Home, 971 Saratoga St., (Orient Heights) East Boston today, Wednesday, August 11 at 9 a.m. with a Mass of Christian Burial in Celebration of her life in St. Joseph St Lazarus Church, Ashley Street, East Boston at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited. Services will conclude with burial in Woodlawn Cemetery. For more information or to send the French Family an online condolence, please visit: www.ruggieromh.com

 

Carmella ‘Honey’ Rizzo

East Boston resident

Carmella M. "Honey" (DiGregorio) Rizzo of East Boston died on August 6.

She was the beloved wife of the late Ralph J. Rizzo; loving mother of Denise Feudo and her husband, Sal, of W. Peabody, Pasquale Carpinelli of Dracut, Kathy Aiello and her husband, Dennis, of Peabody and Carla Esposito and her husband, Pat, of Danvers; cherished grandmother of Danielle D’Amelio and her husband, Michael, Paul Feudo and his partner, Jill Celona, and Janelle and Alexa Esposito; great-grandmother of Christian Feudo.

Funeral arrangements were by the Magrath Funeral Home, East Boston. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery.

 

Maria Vazquez

Retired Boston teacher

Maria M. (Rivera) Vazquez died in East Boston on August 5.

A teacher in the Boston Schools for many years, she was the daughter of the late Gabriel and Dominga (Parilla) Rivera, the beloved mother of Arodi "Rudy" and his wife, Jessica, of East Boston and Jazny Vazquez of Dorchester; grandmother of Julianna, Jacklyn and Jordyn; devoted aunt of Jemimah Kimbrough and her children, Raven, Korbin, Gabriella and grandson, Max. She is also survived by seven siblings and many other nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Magrath Funeral Home, East Boston. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery.

 

Mabel Bartone

East Boston resident

Mabel (Rank) Bartone of East Boston died on August 5. She was 84 years old.

The cherished wife of the late Michael John Bartone, she is survived by five loving children, 10 grandchildren, and 10 great-grandchildren.

A Memorial Service was held at the Kirby-Rapino Memorial Home, (Orient Heights) East Boston. Burial was private. To leave online condolences, please visit www.kirby-rapino.com.

 

Walter Dwyer

Of Revere, formerly of East Boston

Walter T. Dwyer of Revere, formerly of East Boston, died on August 2.

A US Army veteran of the Korean War, he was the beloved husband of Josephine (Gentile) of Revere; devoted father of Dianne M. (Dwyer) Campbell and her husband, David E., of Revere; dear brother of Anna Kemp and Margaret Kuhn, both of Tewksbury, John Dwyer of Florida, Albert Dwyer of Allston, and the late Robert Dwyer, James Dwyer and Mary Jelley. He is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, Revere. Memorial donations in his name may be made to American Heart Assoc., 20 Speen St., Framingham MA 01701. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery. For guestbook, please visit www.Buonfiglio.com.

 

John Doyle

US Postal Service retiree

John F. "Jack" Doyle of Peabody, formerly of East Boston, died on August 5.

A US Navy veteran and a US Postal Service retiree with 30 years of service , he was the beloved father of Lorraine Valenti, Karen Bona, Alan, John and Gary Doyle; brother of the late Thomas "Bucky" Doyle and is also survived by nine grandchildren and one great-grandson.

Funeral Services with Military Honors were entrusted to the Magrath Funeral Home, East Boston. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory to Boys Town USA, 14100 Crawford St., Boys Town, NE 68010 would be appreciated. www.MagrathFuneralHome.com.

 

Constance Wilson

Of Kentucky, formerly of East Boston

Constance (Popeo) Wilson of Lexington, Kentucky, formerly of East Boston, died on August 2 at Saint Joseph’s Hospital, Lexington, Kentucky.

She is survived by her husband, P. David Wilson and their three children, Warren Wilson of New York City, Wayne Wilson of Lexington, Kentucky, and Paul Wilson of Versailles, Kentucky. She was the mother of the late Dwight Wilson of Lexington, Kentucky. She is survived by four siblings, V. James Popeo of Manchester, New Hampshire (formerly of Swampscott), Victor R. Popeo, M.D. of Marco Island, Florida and Yarmouthport, MA (formerly of Walpole) and Attorney R. Robert Popeo of Needham, , and her sister, Mary A. Popeo of Venice, Florida (formerly of Louisville, Kentucky). She was the sister of the late Helen J. Gladney of Barrington, Rhode Island.

Funeral arrangements were by Kerr Brothers Funeral Home, Lexington, Kentucky.

 

Margaret ‘Margie’ Buttiglieri

East Boston resident

Margaret "Margie" (Burke) Buttiglieri of East Boston died on August 3.

She was the beloved wife of 62 years of Sonny Buttiglieri; loving daughter of the late Joseph and Catherine Burke; devoted mother of Jack and his wife, Christine, Jimmy and his wife Karen, and George, all of East Boston, Bob and his wife, Christine, of Stoneham and Tom and his wife, Carla, of Peabody; cherished grandmother of Mark, Steven, Caroline, Allison, Becky, Lauren and Erica; adored great-grandmother of Domenic Anthony; dear sister of Sr. Jean Burke, Catherine Mahoney, and the late Joseph, Raymond, John and Mary. She is also survived by her many fond nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Ruggiero Mazzarella Memorial Home, (Orient Heights), East Boston. Burial was in Holy Cross Cemetery. Flowers are appreciated or in honoring her life memorials may be made to Alzheimer’s Association , 36 Cameron Ave., Cambridge 02140. For more information or to send the Buttiglieri Family an online condolence, please visit: www.ruggieromh.com

 

Frank Ray

Of Malden, formerly of East Boston

Frank G. Ray of Malden, formerly of East Boston, died on July 7.

He was the sweetheart and fiancé of Fran Frith of Malden; loving son of the late Michaelangelo and Gloria (Grandolfi) Ray; beloved brother of Angela Ray of East Boston and Virginia Ray of Revere; cherished nephew of Clara and Rye Case of Canada and Ray Moore of Rhode Island. He is also survived by many loving cousins and friends.

Funeral arrangements were by The Kirby-Rapino Memorial Home, East Boston. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital P.O. Box 1000, Dept 142, Memphis, TN 38148-0142 For online condolences, visit: www.kirby-rapino.com.

 

Myrtle Erricolo

Immaculate Conception Parishioner

Myrtle (Lewis) Erricolo, a 90 year resident of Revere, died on August 2 at the Daniels Nursing Home in Reading following a long confinement. She was 97 years old.

A devotee of the Immaculate Conception Church of Revere for many years, she was born in Nova Scotia, Canada and came to Revere more than 90 years ago.

She was the wife of the late Anthony Erricolo (affectionately known as "Will Rogers") who died in December of 1985; the mother of Jeanine L. White and her husband, Joseph J. White, of Lynnfield, Mary Ellen Doherty and her husband, John "Jack" Doherty, of the Revere Fire Department, and the late Leo W. Erricolo. She is also lovingly survived by five grandchildren, one great grandson and many nieces and nephews. She was the sister of the late Viola Mary Lewis and the late Mildred Lewis.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, Revere. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. Remembrances may be made to your favorite charity.

 

Carmela Silvestri

Of Lynn, formerly of East Boston

Carmela (Falcucci) Silvestri of Lynn, formerly of East Boston, Groveland and Revere, died on August 3.

She was the beloved wife of the late Francesco Silvestri with whom she shared 52 years of marriage; loving mother of Anthony Silvestri and his wife, Janice, Assunta O’Keefe and her husband, William, and Maria Perez, all of Lynn, and Rosario Silvestri and his wife, Deborah, of Groveland; dear sister of Anthony Falcucci of Roslindale, Evelyn Simmons of Gloucester, Rose Falcucci of Florida and the late Leonard and Antoinetta Guliano; cherished grandmother of Francesco, Anthony, Michael, Tonimarie, Nicholas, Christina, Paul, Tim, Billy, Amanda, Jesse, Rebecca, Ryan and Angela and seven great grandchildren.

Funeral arrangements were by Vazza’s "Beechwood" Funeral Home, Revere. Burial was in Puritan Lawn Memorial Park, Peabody. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Catholic Charities of Boston, 76 Union Park St., Boston, MA 02118. For guestbook, please visit: www.vazzafunerals.com.

 

Martha Lyons

Of Revere, formerly of East Boston

Martha A. Lyons of Revere, formerly of Dorchester and East Boston, died on July 31.

She was the beloved mother of Martha A. Young and her fiancé, Rudy Wilson, of Revere, and Roger A. and his wife, Angela Young, of Everett; loving sister of Alice Bertini of Melrose, John J. Lyons of Florida, Leonard R. Lyons of Boston, Joseph P. Lyons of Winthrop, and the late Claire T. Lyons; devoted grandmother of Mevilyn C. and R.J. Wilson; niece of Claire T. Doherty of Quincy; former wife of the late John P. O’Leary. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Murphy Funeral Home, Dorchester. Burial was in Blue Hill Cemetery, Braintree. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to American Cancer Society , P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK, 73123. For guestbook, www.jmurphyfh.com.

 

Geraldine Patz

Former East Boston resident

Geraldine E. (Marks) Patz of Melbourne, FL and Rochester, NH, formerly of East Boston, died on July 31.

The beloved wife of the late Edward M. Patz, Sr., she was the loving mother of Frances Craig and her husband, Robert, of Danvers, Edward Patz, Jr. and his wife, Linda, of Baton Rouge, LA, Elizabeth Patz and her husband, Michael Vitale, of Salem, NH, and Garry Patz and his wife, Deborah, of Wilmington; sister of the late Arthur Marks, Margaret Elixson, Elizabeth Ferris, and Richard Marks. She is also survived by nine grandchildren and six great grandchildren.

Funeral arrangements were by the Edward V. Sullivan Funeral Home, Burlington. Memorials in her name may be made to Seacoast Hospice, 10 Hampton Rd, Exeter, NH 03833. For obituary, and online guestbook see www.sullivanfuneralhome.net.

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