Rose (Karpenko) Williams of Middleton died on November 22.
She was the beloved wife of the late Ralph Williams, Sr.; devoted mother of Ralph and his wife, Judith, of New Hampshire, Joseph and his wife, Mary, Ronald and his wife, Susan, all of Middleton and Frederick and his wife, Marsha, of Texas; dear sister of Charles Karpenko of Revere and Frederick Karpenko and his wife, Carmilla, of East Boston; cherished grandmother of Susan, Ronald, Michael, Adam, Rose Marie, Christopher and Frederick Williams, Renee Hammond, Jennifer Tuz and Julie Christiansen; great-grandmother of Matthew, Amanda, Haley, Mia, Casey and Kiley Williams, Calvin Hammond, Breckin Tuz and Finn Christiansen.
Her Funeral Service will be held in the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons Funeral Home, 128 Revere St., Revere on Saturday, November 27 at 11 a.m. Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend. Visiting hours are Friday from 4 to 8 p.m. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery. For guestbook and flowers please visit: www.buonfiglio.com.
East Boston Neighborhood Health Center Transportation Manager
John G. Mansfield of Lynn, formerly of Ipswich, died on November 19. He was 64 years old.
A US Marine Corps veteran of the Vietnam Era, he had been employed for more than 10 years as a transportation manager for the East Boston Neighborhood Health Center. He previously worked for the Department of Public Health as a manager for the Ambulance Regulatory Program.
He was the beloved husband of 41 yrs. of Mary H. "Posie" (Means) Mansfield; loving father of Mary "Aimee’" Mansfield and Alison M. Ness and her husband, Christopher, all of North Andover, Erik G. Mansfield and his wife, Theresa, of Gloucester and John G. Mansfield and his wife, Lisa, of Salisbury; cherished grandfather of Devon and Preston Mansfield, Ryan and Jason Ness and Jacob Mansfield; brother of Virginia Trampe of Quechee, VT, Karen Mansfield of Plymouth, VT and Carol Grimes of Hamilton.
Funeral arrangements were by the Campbell – Lee, Moody, Russell Funeral Home, Beverly. Expressions of sympathy may be made to the American Heart Association , 20 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701. Information and condolences at www.campbellfuneral.com.
Assistant Revere Pop Warner E Team Coach
Darren S. Testa of Revere, formerly of East Boston, died unexpectedly on November 19.
He was a Mass Turnpike Authority employee, assistant coach of the Revere Pop Warner E Team and a member of the Friends of East Boston Greenway, The Greenway Council.
He was the cherished son of Carol (Pantaliere ) Testa of Revere and the late Eugene Testa Sr.; loving brother of Cheryl Gove and her husband, Keith, and the late Eugene Jr. and his wife, Christine Testa, all of Revere and is also survived by two loving nephews, Justin and Kyle, one loving niece, Meaghan, and many loving uncles, aunts, cousins and friends.
His Funeral will be held 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. At the family’s request, floral contributions are respectfully omitted. www.vazzafunerals.com.
East Boston resident
Margaret F. (Lawson) Schraffa of East Boston died on November 20.
The beloved wife of the late Victor Schraffa, she was the loving mother of Louis Schraffa and his wife, Lillian, of East Boston, Mary Bynarowicz and her husband, Edward, of Braintree and the late Anthony Schraffa and his surviving wife, Donna; cherished grandmother of eight and great-grandmother of 10; dear sister of the late Bernard Lawson and Charles Lawson. She is also survived by loving nieces and nephews as well as her many friends at the Royal Nursing Home in Braintree.
Funeral arrangements were by The Rapino Memorial Home, East Boston. Burial was in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to a charity of your choice. For online condolences, please visit www.rapinomemorialhome.com.
Ilario ‘Larry P.’ Covino
Member of Revere ITAMS
Ilario, "Larry P." Covino died on November 19 following a long illness in Revere. He was 78 years old.
A US Air Force veteran of the Korean Conflict and a member of the Revere ITAMS, he was the beloved father of Loretta L. Covino-Dumbrack of Rochester, NH, Kathleen L. Rocci of Florida, Lawrence P. Covino of Parkersburg, W.V., Richard E. Covino of Salem, N.H., and the late Joseph A. Covino; devoted brother of Paul S. DeMarco of Waltham, Edith Oxford, Mary A. Smith and Sylvia E. Kovil, all of Revere, Loretta J. DeSisto of Union, ME and Linda Covino of Saugus. He is also lovingly survived by the mother of his children, Barbara A. (Wall) Covino of Parkersburg, W.V., nine grandchildren, five great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
Family and friends are invited to attend his funeral from the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway, (Rt. 107), Revere, today, Wednesday, November 24 at 9 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Anthony of Padua Church, Revere at 10 a.m. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Edith V. Nourse VA Medical Center, 200 Springs Rd., Bedford, MA 01730, Attn. Patients Activities Fund.
East Boston resident
Theresa B. (Doucette) Dorato of East Boston died on November 19.
She was the beloved wife of the late Ralph J. Dorato; loving mother of Ralph J. Dorato Jr. and his wife, Bernadette, of East Boston, Richard Dorato and his wife, Sandra, of Hamilton, Darlyne Franklin of Naples, Florida and Robert J. Dorato and his wife, Jennifer, of Saugus; cherished grandmother of Laura, Richard, Desiree, Adam, Casey, Vanessa, Maggie, Jackson and Aidan; great-grandmother of Domenic, Nicholas and Sophia. She is survived by four sisters, two brothers and was predeceased by a sister. She is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.
Funeral arrangements were by the Rapino Memorial Home, East Boston. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery. For online condolences, please visit www.rapinomemorialhome.com.
Of Maine, formerly of East Boston
Nicholas G. Ciasullo of Maine, formerly of Revere and East Boston, died on November 19.
A US Marine veteran, he was the cherished son of the late Eugene and Ida (Pagliarullo) Ciasullo; loving father of Lisa Arma and her husband, Jose, of Revere, Jamie Ciasullo, Jessica, Jennifer and Nicholas Ciasullo Jr. and his wife, Jennifer, all of Maine; dear brother of Annette Galvin and Mary Puopolo, both of Revere and the late Phyllis Villani; cherished grandfather of six grandchildren and one great grandchild.
Funeral arrangements were by Vazza’s "Beechwood" Funeral Home, Revere. Burial was at Woodlawn Cemetery Everett. For guest book: www.vazzafunerals.com.
Gerald Nastari Sr.
Of Peabody, formerly East Boston
Gerald "Uncle Jerry" Nastari Sr. of Peabody, formerly of East Boston, died on November 19.
He was the beloved husband of Lucille (DiSciscio); loving father of Edward Nastari and his wife, Adriana, of Saugus, Michael Nastari and his wife, Nichole, of Boston and Gerald Nastari and his wife, Despina, of Revere; dear brother of Anthony Nastari and his wife, Darlene, of East Boston, Carolyn Zitano and her husband, Walter, of Revere and the late Edward and is also survived by three loving grandchildren, Maximus, Michael and Giuliana and many nieces and nephews. He was also the grandfather of the late Kayla.
Funeral arrangements were by Vazza’s "Beechwood" Funeral Home, Revere. Expessions of sympathy in his memory may be made to the East Boston High School Football Team, 86 White St. East Boston, Ma. 02128, Attention John Parziale.
Andrew J. Rossetti, of Medford, died on November 16 at the Chelsea Soldiers Home. He was 89 years old.
Mr. Rossetti was born and raised in East Boston, the son of the late Patrick and Antonietta Rossetti. A US Army veteran of World War II, he worked for more than 40 years in the Parks Department for the City of Boston.
He was the beloved husband of the late Anna (Trotta); devoted father of Marie Rossetti, Andrew Rossetti, Patrick Rossetti, and Valerie Rossetti, all of Medford and the loving grandfather of Julian and Alexander Rossetti.
Funeral arrangements were by the Dello Russo Funeral Home, Medford with a Mass at St. Michael the Archangel Chapel, Chelsea. Burial was at Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be sent to the Chelsea Soldier’s Home, 91 Crest Avenue, Chelsea, MA 02150. For obituary and guestbook, visit: www.dellorusso.net.
East Boston resident
Joseph Pilato of East Boston died on November 16.
A US Army veteran of World War II, he was the beloved husband of the late Viola (Giannini) Pilato, the loving father of Sandra Celona and her husband, F. Joseph, of Shrewsbury and Joseph Pilato and Cynthia Crass of Pasadena, CA; cherished grandfather of Kristin Becker and her husband, Peter, of Brooklyn, NY, Matthew Celona of Lincoln, MA and Gianna Pilato of Pasadena, CA; great-grandfather of Bodhi and Beatrix Becker. He was the brother of 12 late siblings.
Funeral arrangements were by The Kirby-Rapino Memorial Home, (Orient Heights) East Boston. Burial was in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. For online condolences, visit www.kirby-rapino.com
Lifelong Winthrop resident
Mary T. (Simole) Ferraguto, a life long resident of Winthrop, died on November 17.
The beloved wife of the late Domenic Ferraguto, she was the devoted mother of Carol Spano and her husband, John, of Danvers and the late Andrew Ferraguto; dear sister of the late Jenny Leto, Angie Montrose, Rose Leto, Joseph Simole, Frances Laudani and Frank Simole; loving grandmother of Jonathan and Justin Spano,
In accordance with Mrs Ferraguto’s wishes, funeral services and burial were private. Arrangements were entrusted to the
Ruggiero Mazzarella Memorial Home. To send an online condolence visit: www.ruggieromh.com.
Joan Marie Biagiotti
Lifelong Bruins fan
Joan Marie (Shea) Biagiotti of East Boston, formerly of Quincy, died on November 15. She was 54 years old.
A lifelong Bruins fan, she was the beloved wife of Francis Biagiotti of East Boston; devoted mother of Malinda Pulicari and her husband, Ron, of East Boston; dear sister of Katharine Sullivan and her husband, Daniel, of Brockton and Leo Shea and his wife, Jean, of Quincy. She is also survived by her loving nieces and nephews.
Funeral arrangements were by the Ruggiero Mazzarella Memorial Home (Orient Heights) East Boston. In honoring her life, memorial donations may be made to Evercare Hospice, 950 Winter St., Waltham 02451. For more information or to send her family an online condolence, please visit: www.ruggieromh.com.
East Boston resident
Leo R. Flaschner of East Boston died on November 14.
He was the beloved husband of more than 70 Years to Laura L (Miraglia) Flaschner; devoted father of Leo Flaschner and his wife, Karen, of Saugus and the late Sandra Trainito and her surviving spouse, Charles, of East Boston; dear brother of the late Doris Rossi, Ann Marshall and Bessie Lombardi and is also lovingly survived by his six grandchildren, nine great grandchildren and many cherished nieces and nephews.
Funeral arrangements were by the Ruggiero Mazzarella Memorial Home (Orient Heights) East Boston. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery. In honoring Mr. Flaschner’s life, memorial donations may be made to the charity of your choice. For more information or to send online condolences, visit: www.ruggieromh.com.
David J. Stack of Winthrop, formerly of East Boston, died on November 15. He was 73 years old.
Prior to his retirement, he worked as a Longshoreman on the docks in Boston for Bethlehem Steel and Boston Ship Corp. He was a member of the AFL-CIO, Local 25.
Born in Boston, he was the beloved son of the late Lawrence Stack and Helen (Morrissey) Hartman; devoted father of Dennis Stack, Richard and Robert Pisani and Joyce DePippo, all of Winthrop; adored grandfather of Joseph, Matthew, and Mario; dear brother of Lawrence Stack of Revere, Paul and Maureen Stack and Ellen McGilvary, all of East Boston, and the late Dennis and James Stack. He was the former husband of Loreen MacDonald Mondello and is also survived by many nieces and nephews.
His Funeral was held from the Maurice W. Kirby Funeral Home, 210 Winthrop St., Winthrop. Burial was in Winthrop Cemetery (Belle Isle Section). For guestbook, go to www.mauricekirbyfh.com.
New Hampshire resident
Verna M. Tallini of Manchester, NH died at the Catholic Medical Center in Manchester, NH on November 14 after a brief illness. She was 74 years old.
Born in Boston, she was the beloved daughter of the late Lucy (Foti) and Victor Paci. A resident of Manchester, NH for more than 25 years, she loved opera and ballet as well as working on crossword puzzles. She especially loved spending time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She loved to travel and was active with her church and church members. _
She was the beloved wife of the late Roger Tallini; the loving mother of Mary Lou McGonigle and her husband, Tom, of Gilmanton, NH, Roger Tallini and his wife, Cindy, of Londonderry, NH, Cynthia Kenney of Pennsylvania, Candace Baxter of Stuart, FL, Sandy Bibeault and her husband, Richard, of Merrimack, NH, PJ Tallini of Hudson, NH and Robert Tallini of Manchester. NH; dear sister of Sebastian Paci of Boston and Joseph Paci of Matarie, LA. She is also survived by 16 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren.
Funeral arrangements were by the Ernest P. Caggiano and Son Funeral Home, Winthrop. Burial was in the Cross Street Section of Winthrop Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, ATTN: Memorial/Honor Program FH, One St. Jude Place Bldg., PO Box 100 Dept. 300, Memphis TN 38148-0552. To sign her online guestbook go to www.caggianofuneralhome.com.