Formerly of East Boston
Dorothy E. (d’Este) Carco, formerly of Malden and East Boston, died on December22. She was in her 94th year.
She was the wife of the late Louis J. Carco; devoted mother of Emanuel J. Carco and his wife, Catherine “Cookie,” of Malden, Josephine P. Fauci and husband, Leonard, Pauline L. LoVerme and her husband, John, all of Saugus, John R. Carco and his wife, Christine, of West Peabody, Linda A. Larkin and her husband, Ronald E., of Sandwich and is also lovingly survived by 14 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. She was the dear sister of the late Elizabeth Ferullo, Viola DiOrio, Anna Bozza, and Vincent d’Este.
Funeral arrangements were by the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, Revere. Burial was in Puritan Lawn Memorial Cemetery, W. Peabody. Remembrances may be made to: Compassionate Care Hospice, 800 W. Cummings Park, Suite 3400, Woburn, MA 01801
Of New Hampshire, formerly of East Boston
Rose M. (Cavalieri) Kelleher of Meredith, NH, formerly of East Boston, died on December 21.
The beloved wife of the late Michael Kelleher, she was the loving mother of Michael Kelleher and his wife, Ann, of Revere, Richard Kelleher and his wife, Paula, of Wellesley, and Donna Oliver and her husband, Thomas, of Meredith, NH; cherished grandmother of Christa, Michelle, and Michael; great-grandmother of Carah, Cate, Caleb, Lucas, and Liam; dear sister of Josephine Bussey of Denver, Adeline Wamness of West Medford, and the late Ross and Frank Cavalieri.
Her Funeral will be held from The Kirby-Rapino Memorial Home, 917 Bennington St. (Orient Heights), East Boston, today, Wednesday, at 9:45 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated in St. Anthony of Padua Church, 250 Revere St., Revere at 11 a.m. Burial will be in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to: Goldenview Health Care Center, Resident Activity Fund, 19 NH Route 104, Meredith, NH 03253. For online condolences, please visit: www.kirby-rapino.com
Of New Hampshire, formerly of East Boston
Maria A. (Porcella) Johnson of Salem, NH, formerly of East Boston, died unexpectedly on December 22.
She was the beloved wife of the late Thomas H. Johnson with whom she shared 36 years of marriage; loving mother of Elizabeth M. Boyd and her husband, Richard, of Revere, Mary Ellen Johnson and her companion, Kevin Buckley, and Lee Johnson, all of New Hampshire and Erik Johnson and his wife, Rosanna, of East Boston; dear sister of Tina Gallagher and Rachel Gleaton, both of Tewksbury; cherished grandmother of Richard, Kevin and Ryan Boyd, Erica, Elaina and Thomas Johnson and Sara Johnson and great grandmother of Natalie Boyd and many nieces and nephews,
Funeral arrangements were by Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, Revere. For guest book, please visit: www.vazzafuneral.com.
Robert M. Condell of Wilmington died suddenly at his home on December 22. He was 55 years old.
He was the beloved husband of Paulette (Pircio) Condell, devoted father of Michael A. Condell and Alex S. Condell, all of Wilmington, cherished son of Michael and Santa (Caruso) Condell of Saugus, dear brother of Helen Condell of Andover and Stacey DeMinico and her husband, John, of Haverhill, son-in-law of Anthony and the late Louise Pircio of Brockton, brother-in-law of the late Peter Pircio and his wife, Betty, of Braintree, Carolyn Lindberg and her late husband, Bruce, Paul and Anne Pircio, all of Brockton, and Marilyn and Gerald Masaitis of East Freetown. He is also survived by many nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Funeral arrangements were by the Nichols Funeral Home, Inc., Wilmington. Burial was in Wildwood Cemetery, Wilmington. Memorial donations may be made to Shriners Burn Hospital, 51 Blossom St., Boston, MA 02114. Nichols Funeral Home, Inc. 978-658-4744 www.nicholsfuneralhome.com
East Boston resident
John Ciulla of East Boston died on December 22.
He was the beloved son of Marie (Doucette) and the late Leonard Ciulla; loving father of Sabrina, Marie, Kristina, Kayla and Nicolette Ciulla and step-father of Rochelle and Tony Fernandez; cherished grandfather of Jonathan Flores; dear brother of Marie Moscone and her husband, Leonard, Joseph Ciulla and his wife, Tomasina, and Leonard Ciulla and his wife, Linda. He is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.
Funeral arrangements were by The Rapino Memorial Home, East Boston. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. For online condolences, please visit www.rapinomemorialhome.com
Of Melrose, formerly of East Boston
William F. “Billy” Celona of Melrose, formerly of East Boston, died on December 22.
He was an employee of Pine Banks Auto of Malden and a past member of the East Boston Yacht Club.
He was the devoted father of Marie Celona of Salem and Caron and William Celona, both of East Boston; loving son of Rose (Marino) and the late Frank Celona of East Boston; dear brother of Frank Celona and his wife, Diana, of Hilton N.Y., Rosa Robinson and her husband, James, of Hingham, Joseph Celona and his wife, Dianne, of Wilmington, James Celona and his wife, Nancy, of Derry N.H. and Robert and his wife, Lois, of East Boston; adored grandfather of Alanna Marie and is also survived by many cherished nieces, nephews and friends.
Funeral arrangements were by the Ruggiero Mazzarella Memorial Home (Orient Heights) East Boston. “Billy” was laid to rest with his dad in St Michael’s Cemetery. May they rest in peace. For more information or to send an online condolence, please visit: www.ruggieromh.com
Former East Boston resident
Nancei M. Radicchi of Dorchester Center, formerly of East Boston and Binghamton, NY, died recently.
She was the beloved partner of 24 years to Barbara A. Hubley; loving daughter of Rita (Bucci) Radicchi of Binghamton, NY and the late Carlo Radicchi; dear sister of Karyn Radicchi and her husband, William Svoboda, of Binghamton, NY and the late Marianne Radicchi; cherished aunt of Kendra Radicchi of West Palm Beach, Florida. She is also survived by her special feline companion, Daisey.
Funeral arrangements were by The Rapino Memorial Home, East Boston. A service in Binghamton, NY will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, please donate in the name of Nancei Radicchi to Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary, P.O. Box 236, South Wellfleet, MA 02663. For online condolences, visit www.rapinomemorialhome.com
Former Revere School Crossing Guard
Ottavio Serra of Revere, formerly of East Boston and the West End, died unexpectedly on Christmas Day.
He was a Revere School Crossing Guard at the corner of Broadway and Malden Street.
The beloved husband of the late Vincenza (Giacotto) Serra with whom he shared 44 years of marriage, he was the loving father of Maria Gregorio and her husband, Vincent, Sofia Forgione and her husband, Revere Auxiliary Police Captain Stephen and Lisa Gendreau and her husband, Roland, all of Revere; dear brother of Emanuella Stern and Carmelina Consolino of Italy, Domenico Serra and Elvin Marinelli, both of Revere, and the late Concetta Mochitto and Nicola Serra; cherished grandfather of Stephen and Felicia Forgione, Bianca and Stephanie Gregorio and Joseph and Sofia Gendreau.
His funeral will be held from Vazza’s “Beechwod” Funeral Home, 262 Beach St., Revere, Thursday at 9 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Anthony’s Church at 10 a.m. Family and friends may visit today, Wednesday, from 5 to 9 p.m. Entombment will be at Woodlawn Cemetery. For directions and guest book: www.vazzafunerals.com.
Of Winthrop, formerly of East Boston
Mary J. (Dalelio) Geraci of Winthrop, formerly of East Boston, died on December 20.
She was the beloved wife of the late Anthony Geraci; devoted mother of Joanne Baroutas and her husband, Bob, of Stoneham, Anthony Geraci and his wife, Deb, of Swampscott, Grace Palmer and her late husband, Ken, and James Geraci, all of Winthrop; dear sister of the late John, Fiore and Phyllis Dalelio, Margaret Rigolizzo and Grace McCormick; cherished grandmother of Christopher, Anthony and Michael Palmer, Nicholas Baroutas, Wade and Wes Geraci and adored great grandmother of five. 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 Winthrop Cemetery. For more information or to send the Geraci family an online condolence, please visit: www.ruggieromh.com
Jordan Marsh retiree
Edith L. (Cassaro) Janielis of Winthrop died December 20 at Massachusetts General Hospital after a brief illness. She was 79 years old.
She was the wife of Joseph P. Janielis, with whom she shared more than 56 years of marriage. Born and raised in East Boston, she was the daughter of the late Michele and Santina (Cosentino) Cassaro. She was a graduate of East Boston High School and has lived in Winthrop for the past 50 years.
She worked in data entry for Jordan Marsh for 26 years until her retirement in 1994. She was extremely devoted to her family and especially enjoyed her time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
In addition to her husband, she is survived by three children; Kevin J. Janielis and his wife, Joanne, of Wakefield, Joseph M. Janielis and his wife, Ann Marie, of Winthrop, and Debra L. Chancey and her husband, Fred, of Peabody; eight grandchildren; Emily, Michael, Brandon, Caitlin, Molly, Jonathan, Rachel and Pamela; three great-grandchildren; Dylan, Sophia and Audrey; four sisters; Lee Contardo of Wakefield, Mary “Sue” Mahoney of Hudson, MA, Julie Cassaro of Wakefield, and Gloria Morrison of Swampscott; her sister-in-law; Phyllis Cassaro of Wakefield; as well as many nieces and nephews. She was the sister of the late Michael Cassaro and Adeline Allen.
At the request of the family, services will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to ALS Foundation for Life, P.O. Box 96, Natick, MA 01760. Arrangements are under the direction of Solimine, Landergan and Richardson Funeral Home, 67 Ocean St. (Rt 1A), Lynn. Guestbook at: www.solimine.com.
Richard Oliver ‘Barp’ Courtois
Operated Richard’s Hair Cutting for Men
Richard Oliver “Barp” Courtois of Lynnfield, formerly of Revere and East Boston, died on December 26.
Since 1968, he has operated Richards Hair Cutting for Men, 2 Center Plaza, Boston and was a member of the Masons Shriners of Wilmington.
Born in East Boston, the son of the late Oscar and Lucille (DeNaro) Courtois, he was the beloved husband of Jean (Meoli); devoted father of Janine Goldthwait of Lynnfield and the late Richard Oliver Jr.; loving grandfather of Ashley and Richard Goldthwait; dear brother of John of Uxbridge and Charles of Revere and is also survived by many loving brothers and sisters in-law and many nieces and nephews.
A Funeral Mass will be celebrated in Our Lady of the Assumption Church, Lynnfield today, Wednesday, December 29 at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends are kindly invited. Visiting hours are respectfully omitted. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Juvenile Diabetes Foundation New England Chapter 60 Walnut St Wellesley Hills Ma 02481. Entombment will be in Woodlawn Mausoleum.
Member of DAV and Mariners House
Salvatore J. Amoroso of East Boston died on December 23.
He was the devoted father of Steven of Watertown; dear brother of the late Anthony, Michael, Ann,Benjamin and Joseph Jr.; cherished grandfather of Calebe and is also survived by many cherished nieces and nephews.
A US Merchant Marine veteran of World War II, he was a Life Member of the DAV and a past member of the Mariners House, North Square, North End of Boston.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend his graveside service on Friday, December 31 in Holy Cross Cemetery Broadway (Route 99) Malden at 11 a.m. Please meet at main gate off Route 99 at 10:50 a.m. For more information or to send his family an online condolence, please visit: www.ruggieromh.com. Arrangements are by Ruggiero Mazzarella Memorial Home
East Boston 617 569 0990
Member of American Legion and former Scout Master
James L. “Jim” Mambuca of Revere, formerly of East Boston, died on December 24.
A member of American Legion Post 65, he was a former Scout Master for many years.
He was the beloved husband of Marilyn E (Bellissimo) Mambuca; devoted father of Anthony James Mambuca of Lynn and Julie Anne Downey of Malden; loving son of Rose(D’Amore) and the late Dominic Mambuca of East Boston; dear brother of Janice Lyons of East Boston and Judith Raye of North Andover; cherished grandfather of Jillian, Jared and Jianna Downey, Nicholas Mambuca and Jaidan Downey.
Visiting Hours in the Ruggiero Mazzarella
Memorial Home, 971 Saratoga St (Orient Heights) East Boston will be held on Thursday, December 30 from 4 to 8 p.m. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited. For more information or to send his family an online
condolence, lease visit: www.ruggieromh.com
Everett William Ryan Jr.
Everett William ‘Billy’ Ryan Jr. of Brockton died on December 23.
He was the beloved husband of Karen (Makela) Ryan; loving father of Everett William Ryan III, Jennifer Ryan and Robert Ryan; cherished grandfather of Anthony, Elisabella and Evan; dear brother of Jerry Ryan of Brockton, Thomas Ryan of Malden, Robert Ryan of East Boston, and Scott Ryan of San Antonio, Texas, formerly of East Boston. He is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.
The family will receive visitors in The Rapino Memorial Home, 9 Chelsea St., East Boston today, Wednesday, from 4 to 7 p.m. with a prayer service at 7 p.m.. For online condolences, please visit www.rapinomemorialhome.com
Rev. William Nolan
Rev. William J. Nolan of Lawrenceville, NJ died on December 18. He was 70 years old.
Father Nolan was born in East Boston, graduated from Don Bosco Seminary, Newton, NJ and completed his theological studies at the Salesian Seminary in Benedikat Buren, Germany and the Pontifical College Josephinium in Columbus, Ohio. He was ordained on May 17, 1969 in Columbus, Ohio and was Incardinated in 1975. He served the parishes of St. Joseph in Toms River, NJ, St. Thomas the Apostle in Old Bridge, NJ, St. Rose in Belmar, NJ and St. Mary in New Monmouth, NJ. He was the former Moderator of the Ocean County, NJ Holy Innocents Society and the Dean of the Southern Ocean County, NJ Deanery in 1993. Father Nolan was the pastor of St. Justin the Martyr RC Church, Toms River, NJ from 1982 to 2006. He retired from active ministry in 2009.
Father Nolan was the beloved son of the late Anna Bishop Nolan and Aaron J. Nolan, Sr.; dear brother of the late Mary McArdle, the late Aaron Nolan, Jr. all of East Boston and the late Raymond Nolan of Winthrop. He is survived by his brother Francis Nolan and his wife, Norma, of Brewster, Ma., and four sisters, Elizabeth McNabb of Florida., Ann McGrath and her husband, George, of Winthrop, Helen Salsman and her husband, Richard, of Winthrop and is also survived by a sister-in-law Jean Nolan of Winthrop and many nieces and nephews.
His Funeral Mass was celebrated at St. Justin the Martyr RC Church with burial at St Joseph Cemetery, Toms River, NJ. Arrangements were by the Timothy E. Ryan Home for Funerals, 995 Fischer Blvd, Toms River, NJ. Condolences may be sent by visiting: www.ryanfuneralhome.com
Harry F. Scibilia of Revere died on Christmas Day, December 25.
He was the former husband of Helen Kennedy; loving father of Paul and David Kennedy and Gladys, Eugene and Patrick Wiswall; dear brother of Matt of Revere, John of Chelsea, and the late Dorothy, Liza and Andrew Scibilia.
Funeral arrangements were by Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, Revere.Burial will take place at the VA National Cemetery, Bourne, at a later date. For guest book, www.vazzafunerals.com