Obituaries 09-30-2010

September 30, 2010
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Vincent Iandolo

East Boston resident

Vincent R. Iandolo of East Boston died on September 25.

A US Air Force veteran, he was the beloved husband of more than 52 Years of Anna (Marrama) Iandolo, he was the devoted father of Denise Risti and her husband, Stephen, and Sharon Russo and her husband, Joseph, all of Stoneham; dear brother of the late Ralph Iandolo and his surviving wife, Rita, the late Jerry Iandolo and his wife. Grace, and the late Evelyn Katz and her surviving husband, Joseph. He was the adored grandfather of Andrea D’Amelio and her husband, Robert, Deanna Vitale and her husband, Stephen, and Joseph Russo and loving great grandfather of Stefania and Isabella D’Amelio; brother in Law of Edward and Rita Marrama, Lena Raso and her late husband, Gregory, and is also survived by many fond nieces and nephews.

His Funeral will be held from the Ruggiero Mazzarella Memorial Home, 971 Saratoga St (Orient Heights) East Boston on Thursday, September 30 at 10 a.m. with a Mass of Christian Burial in celebration of his life in Sacred Heart Church, Brooks Street, East  Boston at 11 a.m. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited. Visiting hours are today, Wednesday, from 4 to 8 p.m. Burial with military honors will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. For more information or to send the Iandolo family an online condolence, please visit:  www.ruggieromh.com

Josephine Morreo

North Andover resident

Josephine M. (LePore) Morreo of North Andover died September 26 at the Sutton Hill Nursing Home in North Andover. She was 83 years old.

Born in Boston on October 1, 1926 to the late Joseph and Mary (Bellotto) LePore, she was the sister of the late Lena Gesa, Pat Sergi, Rose Lombardi, Albert LePore and Uncle Tony. She is survived by her devoted husband of 62 years, Edward T. Morreo of North Andover and her children, Edward Morreo and his wife, Ruthanne, Lillian Staffier and her husband, Tom; her grandchildren, Anissa, Davian, Cassandra and Michael and her great grandchildren, Mikayla and Liana.  She was the beloved sister of Dolly Mercurio and also leaves many nieces, nephews including two special grand nephews, Joseph and John Gaeta.

Family and friends are invited to attend calling hours today, Wednesday, from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. at the Conte Funeral Home, 17 Third Street, North Andover, Ma. 01845.  A Funeral Mass will be celebrated today at 10 a.m. in St. Michaels Church in North Andover.  Burial will follow at 2 p.m. at the Masschusetts National Cemetery in Bourne. Memorial contributions may be made to:  Parkinson’s Disease Foundation, 1359 Broadway, Suite 1509, New York, NY, 10018. For online condolences please visit www.contefuneralhomes.com.

Virginia ‘Elaine’ Leto

Of Saugus, formerly of East Boston

Virginia E. “Elaine” (Brown) Leto of Saugus, formerly of East Boston, died on September 25.

She was the beloved wife of the late Joseph Leto Sr.; loving mother of Mark Leto of Everett, Elaine “Lanie” Leto of Revere, and the late Debbie Leto; dear stepmother of Joseph Leto Jr. and his wife, Gina, of Woburn; cherished grandmother of Georgia Durbano of Saugus, Jessica Durbano of Lynn, Laini Leto and Alissa Leto, both of Woburn.

A Prayer Service will be held Thursday at 10 a.m. in The Kirby-Rapino Memorial Home, 917 Bennington St., (Orient Heights), East Boston. The family will receive visitors today, Wednesday, from 4 to 8 p.m. Services will conclude with burial in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. For online condolences, visit www.kirby-rapino.com.

Phyllis Porcello

Dorchester resident

Phyllis B. (Blandino) Porcello of Dorchester died on September 22.

She was the beloved wife of Robert J. Porcello; devoted mother of Joanne Miller and her husband, Robert, of Hanover, Robert Porcello of Norwell, Ronald Porcello of Dorchester, Lisa M. Collins and her husband, Daniel J. , Steven Porcello and his wife, Roberta, all of Marshfield and the late Joseph Porcello; sister of Ida Curzi of East Boston and Josephine Micciulla of Revere and is also survived by 10 grandchildren and four great grandchildren.

Funeral arrangements were by the John G. Molloy Funeral Home, Dorchester Lower Mills. Burial was at Blue Hill Cemetery Braintree. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Mass Commission for the Blind, 48 Boylston St. Boston, Ma. 02116.

Mitchell ‘Mike’ Halle

Veteran of World War II and Korea

Mitchell J. “Mike” Halle of Norwood, formerly of East Boston, died September 22. He was 91 years old.

Born in Chelsea, he graduated from East Boston High School in 1936. He attended Northeastern as a co-op student for 2 1/2 years before being drafted into the service. He was commissioned to the Edgewood Arsenal in Maryland in the Chemical Warfare Unit and deployed to England, France, Germany, and Belgium. After the war, he returned to M.I.T. and graduated with a Chemical Engineering Degree. He was then recalled during the Korean War in Atomic Engineering Commission as Captain at Fort Worth, Texas. A World War II Veteran, he served in both the U.S. Army and U.S. Air Force with the Aviation Engineers.

Mr. Halle was the son of the late Joseph and Mary (Kisil) Halle and the beloved husband of Helen (Campbell) Halle. He was the loving father of Kevin P. Halle of Norwood and the late John J. Halle and is also survived by many dear nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Gillooly Funeral Home, Norwood. Burial was in Highland Cemetery, Norwood. Contributions in memory of Mitchell J. Halle may be made to St. Timothy Catholic Church, 650 Nichols Street, Norwood, MA 02062. For online condolences please visit: www.gilloolyfuneralhome.com.

Phyllis Rapino

Of Winthrop, formerly of East Boston

Phyllis L. (Dinarello) Rapino of Winthrop, formerly of East Boston, died on September 23.

She was the beloved wife of the late Vincent “Jimmy” Rapino; loving mother of Patricia Duval, Carol Piermattei and Marie A. Rapino, all of Winthrop, and Ann M. Mallis of California and is also survived by seven loving grandchildren and 10 loving great-grandchildren.

At the family’s request, funeral services will be private.

Ruth Smith

Charlestown resident

Ruth E. Smith of Charlestown died on September 17. She was 78 years old.

The devoted mother of Maureen Stout and Jean Smith, both of Malden, Joan Smith and her fiancé, Stephen, of Pawtucket, R.I. and Cynthia Smith-Evans and her husband, Johnnie, of Everett, she was the loving Nana to Marc and his wife, Kelley, Ashley, Kevin, Jackie, Jenna and her great-grandchildren, Bailey, Nathan, Saddie and Sophia; beloved sister of Virginia, Rita, Earl Jr., Arthur, George and the late Richard, Donna, Earlene and Herbert. She is also survived by her many friends in Charlestown.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend her Memorial Mass on Saturday, October 2 at 10 a.m. in St. Francis De Sales Church, 313 Bunker Hill St. Charlestown. For obituary and to send a condolence, visit www.carrfuneral.com.

Mary Merlino

Enjoyed knitting and crocheting

Mary F. (Sulfaro) Merlino died in Weymouth on September 22. She was 99 years old.

Mrs. Merlino was born in Boston Nov. 11, 1910. She has lived in Weymouth since 1976 and enjoyed knitting and crocheting for her family.

The beloved wife of the late Joseph A. Merlino, she was the devoted mother of Ann McConkey, Anthony Merlino and his wife, Donna, Natalie DeChellis, Joseph Merlino and Catherine Gilmore and her husband, Gerard, all of Weymouth; mother of the late John Merlino and Josephine McCoy. She is survived by her sister Eleanor Albanese of East Boston and daughter in law Christine Merlino of Weymouth and is also survived by many grandchildren, great grandchildren, great great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the McDonald Funeral Home North Weymouth. Burial was at Saint Michael’s Cemetery, Boston. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the charity of one’s choice. Mcdonald-funeralhomes.com.

Edna Perrier

Of Winchester, formerly of East Boston

Edna M. (Langlois) Perrier of Winchester, formerly of East Boston, died on September 21.

She was the beloved wife of the late Ralph Perrier; loving mother of Barbara A. Perrier of Henniker, NH and Richard R. Perrier of Winthrop; dear sister of the late Edward “Popeye” Langlois and is also survived by five grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Costello Funeral Home,  Winchester. Burial was in Hamilton Cemetery, Hamilton. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to the Hospice of the North Shore, 75 Sylvan St., Suite B-102, Danvers, MA 01923. www.costellofuneralhome.com.

Doris Scott

East Boston resident

Doris Scott of East Boston died on September 21.

The loving daughter of the late Anthony and Marie Scott; the dear sister of Anna Corbett of East Boston, Dolores DeLuca and Theresa McGuire of Melrose, Raymond Scott of Malden and the late Anthony, Walter, and Eugene Scott. She is also survived by her many cherished nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by The Ruggiero Mazzarella Memorial Home (Orient Heights) East Boston. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. For more information or to send an online condolence www.ruggieromh.com.

Antonietta ‘Ann’ Wilson

Stoneham resident

Antonietta J. (DeSimone) “Ann” Wilson of Stoneham died on September 20 at Wingate at Reading.  She was 88 years old.

Born in Boston, she was the loving daughter of the late Pietro DeSimone and Maria (Cogliano) DeSimone.  A warm and caring daughter, sister, wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, aunt and friend, she will be sorely missed.      She was a dedicated homemaker.  Her family was first and foremost in her life and her love for children and grandchildren went unparalleled.

She was the beloved wife of the late Russell E. Wilson; the devoted mother of Marie Michaud and her late husband, John, of Billerica, Russell Wilson and his wife, Linda, of Stoneham and the late Dennis Wilson;  the mother in law of Joyce Wilson of Peabody; the cherished grandmother of John Michaud Jr. and his wife, Kelly, of Tewksbury, Ann Marie Durlin of Billerica, Lisa Wilson of Columbus, OH, Alyssa Wilson of Stoneham, Dennis Wilson Jr. and Jonathan Wilson, both of Peabody;  the loving great grandmother of John, Alyson and Thomas.  She was the dear sister of Lillian Imbriano, and the late Lucy Martinello, Jennie Coyle, Fred DeSimone, Rocco DeSimone, Gilda DePanfilis, Josie Lauria and Helen Giordano and her special friend and sister-in-law, Nellie Wilson. She is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Barile Family Funeral Home, Stoneham. Burial was at St. Michael’s Cemetery, Roslindale.  To send a memorial condolence www.barilefuneral.com.

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