Retired Shawmut Bank Assistant Manager
Anna D. (DiBella) Phillips, a resident of Winthrop for more than 50 years, died at the Ellis Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Norwood on Thursday. December 16 after a long illness. She was 94 years old.
Born in Boston, the daughter of the late Josephine (DiRago) and John DiBella, she lived in East Boston prior to moving to Winthrop. Before her retirement she was employed as an Assistant Manager at the Shawmut Bank.
She was the beloved wife of the late Andrew A. Phillips, the devoted mother of Terri Salemme of Alexandria, VA and David and Rena Phillips of Canton and the loving grandmother of Christopher Salemme and Nicole Kahle and great grandmother of Dina Phillips and John Phillips.
Her funeral was conducted on December 18 with a Funeral Mass in St. John the Evangelist Church. Burial was in Winthrop Cemetery. Arrangements were by the Caggiano Funeral Home, Winthrop.To sign her online guest book go to www.caggianofuneralhome.com.
Member of Circolo Cultura Viva Calabrese Society
Teresa (Fazzolari) Capogreco of East Boston died on December 20.
A member of the Circolo Cultura Viva Calabrese Society, she loved continuing her family traditions with her sisters and friends whether it was cooking or preserving jars of tomatoes, her passion was to be around her family and friends.
She was the beloved wife of Domenico Capogreco; devoted mother of Maria and Carlo Capogreco, Pasquale “Pita” Capogreco and his wife, Lisa, Roberto “Chicky” Capogreco and his wife, Erica, all of East Boston; dear sister of Lina Capogreco and her husband, Vincenzo, of East Boston, Caterina Schirripa and her husband, Frank, of Saugus, Vincent Fazzolari and his wife, Sheila, of Revere, and is also survived by her many brothers and sisters in law living in Australia. She was the adored grandmother of Rosemarie, Sara, Domenic, Grace, Michalena and Antonio and is also survived by her many cherished nieces and nephews._
Her Funeral will be held from the Ruggiero Mazzarella Memorial Home, 971 Saratoga St. (Orient Heights) East Boston on Friday, December 24 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. Visiting hours are Thursday from 3 to 8 p.m. In lieu of flowers , to honor Mrs. Capogreco ‘s memory, donations may be made to MGH HOPES Program Fund, 165 Cambridge St., Suite 600, Boston, MA 02114. Services will conclude with Mrs. Capogreco being laid to rest in Woodlawn Mausoleum. For more information or to send an online condolence www.ruggieromh.com. She will always be remembered in our hearts and mind. May She Rest in Eternal Peace.
Orient Heights resident
Yolanda (Nappi) D’Errico of Orient Heights East Boston died on December 19
She was the beloved wife of the late Joseph D’Errico with whom she shared 59 years of marriage; loving mother of Anna Marie DeDonato and her husband, Robert, of East Boston; dear sister of the late Jean Gianusa, Mary DiFlumeri and Ralph Nappi; cherished grandmother of Robert R., Amanda and Ariana.
Her Funeral will be held from Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, 262 Beach Street, Revere, today, Wednesday, at 8 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in the Sacred Heart Church at 11 a.m. Family and friends may visit today from 8 to 10:30 a.m. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. For directions and guest book, www.vazzafunerals.com.
East Boston resident
Herbert J. Gleeson of East Boston died on December 18.
He was the beloved husband of Virginia (Dunbar) Gleeson; devoted father of Mark Gleeson and his companion,_Marianne, of New Hampshire, David Gleeson and his wife, Cheryl, of Danvers; dear brother of Edward “Buddy” Gleeson and his wife, Betty, of Winthrop, William Gleeson and his wife, Josephine, of East Boston, Mary Thompson of Texas formerly of East Boston, Joanne Candelora and her husband, Frana,_of Revere, Katherine Gleeson and her companion, Chuck, of Winthrop, Elaine Bates and her husband, Edward, of Boston and the late Francis, Joseph ,Thomas Gleeson and Theresa McQuiggan; cherished grandfather of David, Mark, Nicole, Randi and Michael and is also survived by his many loving nieces and nephews.
Funeral arrangements were by the Ruggiero Mazzarella Memorial Home (Orient Heights) East Boston. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers and to honor Mr. Gleeson’s memory, memorial donations may be made to Hallmark Hospice, 178 Salem St., Malden 02148 or the Leonard Florence Living Ctr, 165 Captains Row, Chelsea 02150. For more information or to send an online condolence: www.ruggieromh.com.
Bricklayers Union member
Robert “Bobby” DiGiulio of North Reading, formerly of East Boston, died on December 17.
A US Army veteran of the Korean War, he was a member of the Bricklayers Allied Craftsman Union Local #31.
The beloved husband of the late Mary A. (Fasullo) DiGiulio with whom he shared 45 years of marriage, he was the loving father of Robert DiGiulio and his friend, Erinn Kennedy and Annette D’Ambrosio and her husband, Richard, all of N. Reading; dear brother of Rosetta DiGiulio of Florida and the late Constance McCaughey, Edward and Peter DiGiulio; cherished grandfather of Anthony, Alex and Jenna D’Ambrosio.
Funeral arrangements were by Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, Revere. Burial was in Riverside Cemetery, N. Reading. For guestbook: www.vazzafunerals.com.
Anthony J. Marotta of Revere died on December 14.
He was the beloved husband of Antonietta (Addesa) Marotta; devoted father of Mary DiPietro and her husband, Gabriele, of Saugus, Michael Addesa and his wife, Joan, of Revere, Anna Malin and her husband, Ralph, of Lexington, Anthony Addesa and his wife, Lisa, of Florida, Carmen Addesa and his wife, Angelina, of East Boston, Marilyn Schribner and her husband, Fred, of Arlington and Irene Reid of New Hampshire. He is also survived by 18 grandchildren and two great grandchildren.
Funeral arrangements were by the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons – Bruno Funeral Home, Revere. Burial was in Crestview Cemetery-Lexington. For more information or guestbook visit www.buonfiglio.com.
Member of St. Domenic Society
Sebastiana “Anna” (Imprescia) Serra of Orient Heights East Boston died on December 15. She was in her 101st year.
Mrs. Serra was born in Boston and moved to Augusta Sicily when she was five years old and returned when she was 21. She was a member of St Domenic Society and celebrated her 100th birthday this past June 24.
She was the beloved wife of the late Domenico Serra with whom she shared 49 years of marriage; loving mother of Concetta “Connie” White and her husband, John Jr., of Marshfield and Former State Representive of East Boston Emanuel “Gus” Serra and his wife, Lindy, of Revere; dear sister of the late Domenica Amara and Mary Arangio; cherished grandmother of Kathryn, John D., Paul, David, Lisa, Domenic and Jonathan and great grandchildren from ages two days to 20 years old.
Funeral arrangements were by Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, Revere. Entombment was at Woodlawn Cemetery. Memorial remembrances may be made in her name to St Jude Children’s Research Hospital 501 St Jude Place Memphis TN 38105 -1942. For guest book, please visit: www.vazzafunerals.com.
Worked for East Boston APAC
Elizabeth “Betty” (DeSimone) Mazzarini of East Boston died on December 15 after a brief illness.
Mrs. Mazzarini was employed at East Boston APAC for more than 29 years.
She was the beloved wife of Louis Mazzarini with whom she shared 56 years of marriage; loving mother of Elizabeth ” Liz” Sarro and her fiancé, Michael Campbell, and Donna Mazzarini, all of East Boston, and Michael Mazzarini and his wife, Maryann, of Saugus; dear sister of Anthony “Desi” DeSimone and his wife, Cecelia, of North Reading; cherished grandmother of Tommy and Timmy Sarro, Louis, Kayla and Melanie Mazzarini; dear sister in law of Anthony Mazzarini of Wareham, Jack Mazzarini of Florida and the late Josephine Baggley; fond aunt of several nieces and nephews and close cousins.
Funeral arrangements were by Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, Revere. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery. For guestbook, www.vazzafunerals.com.
North End resident
Rosa (Ferrigno) Padova of the North End of Boston, formerly of Sicily Italy died on December 15.
She was the beloved wife of Antonio Padova; devoted mother of Paola Giacalone and her husband, Lorenzo, of East Boston and the late Alfonso Pedova; loving grandmother of seven grandchildren and adored great grandmother of three.
Funeral arrangements were by the Ruggiero-Mazzarella
Memorial Home (Orient Heights) East Boston. _Entombment was in Woodlawn Mausoleum, Everett. For more information or to send an online condolence, www.ruggieromh.com.
60 Year Boston College Season Ticket Holder
John “Bitty Boy” Moscone of Orient Heights East Boston died on December 11.
He was a US Army veteran of World War II, a member of the DAV, a Boston College Season Ticket Holder Section D for more than 60 years and a member of the Bricklayers and Allied Craftsmen Union Local 3.
He was the beloved husband of the late Lorraine T. (Deslongchamps) Moscone with whom he shared 45 years of marriage; loving father of Peter Moscone of Malden and Michele Krasnoff and her husband, Steve, of Brookline; dear brother of Corrine “Tootsie” Di Lugi of Revere, Marcella Gogin of Malden and the late Barbara St. Croix, Janet Belmonte, Paulette Collins, Leonora Casey and Vaughn “Tommy” Moscone.
Funeral arrangements were by Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, Revere. Burial was in Puritan Lawn Cemetery, Peabody. For guest book, www.vazzafunerals.com.
Albert Belgiorno Sr.
Of Saugus, formerly of East Boston
Albert J. Belgiorno, Sr. of Saugus, formerly of East Boston, died recently.
He was the husband of the late Florence (Interbartolo) Belgiorno; beloved father of Albert Belgiorno, Jr. and his wife, Gloria, of Saugus, Richard Belgiorno and his wife, Jean, of Florida; loving grandfather of Cheryl and her husband, Kevin, Lisa, Richard Jr., Steven, Kristina, Shara and his great grandchildren, Hannah and Nuno; brother of the late John Belgiorno, James Bel, Ann Miranda and Margaret Fiandaca.
Burial was in Puritan Lawn Memorial Park, Peabody. Memorial donations may be made to: The James V. Bel, Jr., Endowed Fund for Newborns w/ Narcotic Withdrawal Syndrome, c/o MGH, 1654 Cambridge St., Boston, MA 02114. For condolences www.BisbeePorcella.com.