Obituaries 01-26-2011

January 26, 2011
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Lucille Frontera

Of East Boston, formerly of the North End

Lucille (Cicerone) Frontera of East Boston, formerly of the North End, died on January 23.

She was the devoted mother of Andrea Frontera Binger and her husband, Desmond, of Salem and James Frontera, Jr. of East Boston; dear sister of Grace Ann Simboli of Somerville and former wife of James Frontera, Sr. of Medford; cherished grandmother of Braden Binger and is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.

A Memorial Mass in Celebration of her life _will be held in St Joseph St Lazarus Church, Ashley Street, East Boston on Saturday, January 29 at 1 p.m. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited. In accordance with her wishes, visiting hours are respectfully omitted. Memorial donations may be made to St Jude Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN. 38105. For more information or to send her family an online condolence, please visit: www.ruggieromh.com. Arrangements were entrusted to the                                                 Ruggiero Mazzarella Memorial Home (Orient Heights) East Boston.

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Sofia Suarez

East Boston resident

Sofia Suarez of East Boston died on January 21. She was 96 years young.

She was the daughter of the late Juan and Teresa (Cubillos) Poveda and the beloved wife of the late Juan Bautista Suarez.  She is survived by two loving children, Rosa Pillar Suarez of Sayreville, NJ and Juan Carlos Suarez of East Boston.  She was the cherished grandmother of Rusby, Cristina, Consuelo and Carlos; great-grandmother of Giovanny, Kristy, Cristina and Eleni; and great-great-grandmother of Shayne.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated today, Wednesday, at 10 a.m. in St. Joseph-St. Lazarus Church, 59 Ashley St., East Boston.  For online condolences, visit www.kirby-rapino.com.

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Sean McGillicuddy

Plumber, active in Winthrop Little League

Sean McGillicuddy of Pleasant Park Road., Winthrop died suddenly at the Massachusetts General Hospital on January 20. He was 51 years old.

Born in Winthrop, he was the devoted son of Margaret (Doyle) and the late Daniel McGillicuddy. Mr. McGillicudy was employed as a plumber for many years. He was also very active in Winthrop Little League.

He was the beloved husband of Colleen (Brems) and the loving father of Sean B., Brian and Erin McGillicuddy, all of Winthrop; dear brother of Donald McGillicuddy of Moultonboro, NH, Karen Peluso of Lynnfield and Daniel McGillicuddy of Burlington.

Funeral services were conducted from the Ernest P. Caggiano and Son-O’Maley Funeral Home, Winthrop. Committal was private. Memorial donations may made to the Neurofibromatosis Inc., 9 Bedford St., Burlington MA 01803. To sign his online guestbook, go to www.caggianofuneralhome.com.

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Elena Frasso

Worked at Winthrop Arms Restaurant

Elena T. (DeMartino) Frasso of Winthrop died at home on January 22. She was 87 years old.

Mrs. Frasso worked at the Winthrop Arms Restaurant for many years and was best known for homemade lemon meringue pies.

She was the beloved wife of the late Nicholas J. Frasso. Born in Everett, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Mary (Maiellano) DeMartino; devoted mother of Madeline Burke and her husband, Thomas, of Winthrop, Peter Frasso and his wife, Paula, of Bedford, Nicholas J. Frasso, Jr. and his wife, Patricia, of Winthrop, Alida Poirier and her husband, Wendell, of Swampscott, Rosemary Frasso of Philadelphia, PA and Joseph Frasso of Winthrop; dear sister of Edith Butler of Foxboro, Joseph DeMartino of Sacco, ME, and the late Achillies DeMartino and Caroline Corkhum of Winthrop, and Francis DeMartino of Hollywood, FL. She is also survived by 11 grandchildren, one great granddaughter and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Maurice W. Kirby Funeral Home, Winthrop. Burial was in Winthrop Cemetery (Belle Isle Section). Donations in her name may be made to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research, Church Street Station P.O. Box 780, New York, NY, 10008-0780. For guestbook, go to www.mauricekirbyfh.com.

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Joseph Gordon

MBTA Retiree

Joseph F. “Joe” Gordon of East Boston died peacefully on January 22 in Lowell after a long illness. He was 87 years old.

Born in Boston on March 12, 1923, he was son of the late Patrick and Mary

(Burns) Gordon. He attended Boston Public Schools and graduated from the former Roxbury Memorial High School. Besides spending time with his family, he enjoyed the ocean, traveling, movies, walking and trivia. He also was a great singer and won many karaoke contests. He retired in 1988 after 38 years as a guide on the MBTA Blue Line.

He was a loving caregiver to his mother, Mary, and his sister, Marie. Prior to his illness, he attended the Don Orione Shrine in East Boston.

He is survived by several nieces and nephews including, William Salter and Maureen Ready of Middleboro, Eileen Adams of Dorchester, James and Brian Gordon of Pembroke, Carol Gordon of Sagamore Beach, Paul Gordon of Bridgewater, Thomas and Judith Bibeault of Dracut and Lorraine Hamann, Sheryl Diodge and Dianne Solis of California and is also survived by many great nieces and nephews as well as great great nieces and nephews. He was the brother of the late James, Francis, Thomas, Paul and Marie Gordon, Margaret Salter, Helen Wendell, Ruth Bibeault and Claire Casey.

Funeral arrangements were by the Cartwright Funeral Home, Holbrook. Burial was in Union Cemetery, Holbrook. He will be greatly missed by all those who were blessed to have known him. To leave a sympathy message, visit www.cartwrightfuneral.com._

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Vicente Falconi

East Boston resident

Vicente Falconi of East Boston died suddenly on January 22.

He was the beloved husband of more than 47 years to Luiza (Ronzio) Falconi, devoted father of Marcia Lea Falconi of Brazil, Vincent Jr. and his wife, Karen, of Peabody and Vinicius of East Boston; cherished grandfather of Bianca, Nicholas, Jason and Justice; dear brother in law of Joane Piffer and her husband, Nelson, of East Boston, Roma Acquaviva and her husband, Carmen, of Winthrop and Luisa Ronzio of East Boston

Funeral arrangements were by the Ruggiero Mazzarella Memorial Home, (Orient Heights) East Boston. In lieu of flowers and in honor of Mr. Falconi, memorials may be made to St Jude Research, 262 Danny Thomas Pl., Memphis, TN, 38105. For more information or to send an online condolence www.ruggieromh.com.

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Marie Wonoski

Avid Red Sox Fan

Marie (DiStacio) Wonoski of East Boston, formerly of Lynn, died on January 20 after a long illness.

She was an avid Red Sox fan and finally seeing the sox win it all twice made her happy.

She was the loving mother of Donald DiNicola and his wife, Pam, of Lynn and Louis DiNicola and his partner, Rudy Gallucio, of Beverly and the late Kenneth DiNicola; cherished daughter of the late Louis and Pauline (Lomanno) DiStacio; dear sister of Norma Meola of East Boston and Anthony DiStacio and his wife, Betty, of Peabody; loving grandmother of Donald P. DiNicola and his wife, Amie, and Keri Lerman and her husband, Mark, and great grandmother of Kaylee DiNicola.

Funeral arrangements were by Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral  Home, Revere.  For guest book: www.vazzafunerals.com.

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Herman Perry

Revere resident

Herman Perry of Revere died on January 20.

He was the cherished son of late Charles and Rose (Moura) Perry; dear brother of Alveira Tavano of Bridgewater and the late Francis and Charles Perry and Emily Valentino; cherished uncle of many nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, Revere. Burial was in Cambridge Cemetery Cambridge. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Revere League for Special Needs, 200 Winthrop Ave., Revere, MA 02151. For guest book and directions www.vazzafunerals.com.

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John Giglio

East Boston resident

John F. Giglio of East Boston died on January 18.

A US Army Air Corps veteran of World War II, he was the beloved husband of more than 60 years  to  Frances (Puopolo)Giglio; devoted father of Richard  of East Boston, John and his wife, Pat, of Nashua N.H., Sandy Cirignano and her husband, Dante, of East Boston; dear brother of the late Josephine Sinargra, Jimmy Giglio, Frances White and Mickey DiGiulio; cherished grandfather of Dennis and his wife, Cezanne, of Saugus, Marissa of New York and Jonathan of New Hampshire;  adored great grandfather of Audrina. He is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Ruggiero Mazzarella Memorial Home (Orient Heights) East Boston. Mr Giglio was laid to rest with Military Honors in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. For more information or to send an online condolence www.ruggieromh.com.

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Cindy Donohue

Of New York, formerly of East Boston

Cindy D. Donohue of Ogdensburg, New York, formerly of East Boston, died on January 14.

She was the beloved mother of Jenna Chipman of Lynn; daughter of Helen G. (Haddock) of East Boston and the late Paul R. Donohue; sister of Frances Daniels of East Boston, Doreen Donohue of Lynn and Susan Blake of Wakefield. She is also survived by three nieces and one nephew.

Funreal arrangements were by the Magrath Funeral Home, East Boston. Burial was in Holy Cross Cemetery.

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Mario Singarella

Long time driver for Viking Taxi

Mario Singarella of Kennedy Drive, Winthrop, died at the Massachusetts General Hospital on January 15 after a brief illness. He was 76 years old.

Born in Mineo, Sicily, he was the beloved son of the late Benedetta (Rullante) and Mario Singarella. He was a resident of East Boston for severeal years, before moving to Winthrop 36 years ago. Mr. Singarella was employed for many years as a driver for Viking Taxi in Winthrop.

He was the beloved husband of Santa (Rinzivillo) and the loving father of Marilena Studley of Malden, Joseph Singarella of Winthrop, Lorraine Cieri of Revere, Cesare Singarella of Winthrop, Mary Figga of Naples, FL, Paul Singarella of Winthrop and Patricia Singarella of Winthrop and the dear brother of Maria Mirata of Winthrop. He is also survived by 11 grandchildren and three great grandchildren.

His funeral was conducted from the Ernest P. Caggiano and Son-O’Maley Funeral Home, Winthrop. The Rev Peter Graziano celebrated the Mass and offered prayers at the burial in the Belle Isle section of Winthrop Cemetery. To view his video tribute or to sign his online guestbook, go to www.caggianofuneralhome.com.

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Helen Caruso

Of East Boston, formerly of Chelsea

Helen B (King) Caruso of East Boston, formerly of Chelsea, died on January 17.

She was the beloved wife of the late Anthony “Tom”Caruso; devoted mother of Pasquale “Pat”Caruso and his companion, Jo Ann Morani, of East Boston, Linda Dempsey and her husband, Frank, of Hollis N.H., Thomas Caruso and his wife, Ana, of East Boston; dear sister of John Ciaramella and his wife, Rose, of New Hampshire; cherished grandmother of Robert T. Lanza and his wife, Laurie, and Gregory M. Lanza. She is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Ruggiero Mazzarella Memorial Home  (Orient Heights) East Boston. In honoring Mrs. Caruso’s memory, donations may be made to Sacred Heart Youth Group, 303 Paris St., East Boston 02128. For more information or to send an online condolence: www.ruggieromh.com.

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John Wolowicz

Retired Restaurant Manager

John W. Wolowicz of Quincy, formerly of East Boston, died peacefully at home on January 16 surrounded by his loving family. He was 76 years old.

He was born, raised, and educated in Boston. He lived in Quincy for three years, previously living most of his life in East Boston. He worked as a manager at various restaurants and retired many years ago.

He was the beloved husband for 28 years of Jean F. (O’Neil) Wolowicz; devoted father of Ron Quinn and his wife, Carolann, of East Hampstead, NH, Linda Wolowicz and Jaime Wolowicz, both of East Boston, Jodi Wolowicz and Jill Wolowicz, both of Quincy, and Jon R. Wolowicz of Peabody; loving grandfather of three grandchildren and countless others; son of the late George and Mary (Mieczkowski) Wolowicz; brother of George Wolowicz and his wife, Eleanor, of Abington, Anthony Wolowicz of Squantum, and the late Victor Wolowicz. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Sweeney Brothers Home for Funerals, Quincy. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to the Saint Joseph’s Indian School, 1301 N. Main Street, Chamberlain, SD, 57326. For more information, please visit: www.thesweeneybrothers.com.

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Anthony DiNocco

East Boston resident

Anthony DiNocco of East Boston died on January 17. He was 89 years old.

A US Army veteran of World War II, he was the beloved husband of the late Mary (Bolognese); devoted son of the late Antonio and VIncenza (Mazzola) DiNocco; loving father of Vincenza, Anthony and his wife, Ronda, Lettie and Marie and her husband, Robert D’Amico, all of East Boston; brother of Donato and his wife, Ann, and the late Romeo, Erminio, Sabatino and Luigi; dear grandfather of Anthony DiNocco Jr., Michele and Rob Caldarelli, John and Heather Lupis and Tea DiNocco; cherished great grandfather of Taylor, Isabella, Robert, Domenic, Francesca, Lauren and Sophia. He is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, Revere. Burial was in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden.  For guest book: www.vazzafunerals.com.

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Liebmann Isaak

Holocaust Survivor

Liebmann Isaak of East Boston passed away on January 15. He was 86 years old.

Born in Germany and a survivor of the Holocaust, after leaving Germany, he lived in Argentina for many years and has resided in East Boston for more than 20 years. He was a typesetter for the Boston Herald and was a member of Congregation Agudas Achim-Ezrath Israel in Malden. He enjoyed theater, music, dancing and walks along the beach.

He was the devoted father of Liliana Isaak-Snyder and her husband, Thomas, and Virginia Isaak; the dear brother of Luis Isaak, Herbert Isaak and Jose Isaak; the loving grandfather of Nicholas Isaak Snyder and beloved friend to many people. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Graveside services were held at the Maple Hill Cemetery, Peabody. Donations in his memory may be made to a charity of your choice. For online guestbook please visit the funeral home website www.torffuneralservice.com.

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Rita Rossetti

Former Metropolitan Credit Union Branch Manager

Rita G. (Carron) Rossetti of Burlington, a life long resident of Chelsea until moving to Burlington 10 years ago, passed away at the Kindred Hospital of the North Shore after a long illness. She was 77 years old.

An employee on Metropolitan Credit Union for over 25 years, she worked her way up in the institution, and was a branch manager when she retired. After moving to Burlington, she worked as a receptionist for Pediatric and Family Dentistry of Woburn retiring in 2007.

She was the devoted wife of the late Pasquale; beloved mother of Karen Keene and her husband, Lawrence, of Burlington, Patricia Buckley of Chelsea, Michael Rossetti of East Boston and Richard Rossetti and his wife, Ana, of Wilmington; sister of John Carron of Chelsea and the late Theresa Alden and George Carron; cherished grandmother of Corey Keene and his wife, Lisa, Kerri Mahoney and her husband, Chris, James Buckley and his wife, Julie, Christina Follis and her husband, Peter, Amanda Rossetti and her fiancé, James, Crystal Rossetti and her fiancé, Patrick, and Maria and Kayla Rossetti. She is also lovingly survived by four grandchildren as well as many nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Smith Funeral Home, Chelsea. Burial was at Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. Expressions of sympathy in her name may be made to the Make A Wish Foundation, 1 Bulfinch Place, 2nd Floor, Boston, MA 02114. To send a message of condolence to her family, please visit www.smithfuneralhomes.com.

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Phyllis Johnson

Long time East Boston resident

Phyllis A. (Cataldo) Johnson of East Boston and Chelsea died unexpectedly on January 10 at Eastpointe Nursing Care Center of Chelsea after a long confinement. She was 88 years old.

Mrs. Johnson was born and raised in Fitchburg, MA and came to live in East Boston and Chelsea as a young woman.

She was the wife of the late Kenneth E. Johnson; beloved mother of Patricia Harnish-D’Amore and her husband, Anthony, of Myrtle Beach, S.C., Kenneth J. Cataldo and his fiancé, Pamela White, of Rochester, N.H. and the late Dale M. Santiano. She is also lovingly survived by five grandchildren, eight great grandchildren, her sister-in-law, Betty Cataldo of Middleton and several nieces and nephews. She was the sister of the late Louis, Philip and Joseph Cataldo and Mary DiCarlo.

Funeral arrangements were by the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, Revere. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, 20 Walnut St., Wellesley Hills, MA 02481.

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Ruth Ann McCarthy

Longtime Stop & Shop employee

Ruth Ann (Collins) McCarthy, a 40 year resident of Revere, formerly of Winthrop, died unexpectedly on January 10  at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital following a long and valiant battle with breast cancer. She was 61 years old.

A 15 year employee of Stop & Shop in Revere until January 1, she was born and grew up in Winthrop. She was a graduate of East Boston High School, Class of 1967.

A devoted wife, mother, daughter, grandmother, aunt, niece and cousin, she was the beloved wife of 40 years to John T. McCarthy Sr.; devoted mother of Kerri A. Rudy and her husband, Brett, of Wakefield, Karen J. Hanlon and her husband, Brendan, of Providence, RI, John T. McCarthy Jr. and his wife, Carryl, of Newton, NH, Patrick M. McCarthy and  Colleen P. Botte and her husband, Stephen, all of Everett; cherished daughter of Ruth C. (Lane) Collins of Winthrop and the late Joseph F. Collins, Sr.; dear sister of Edward L. Collins and his wife, Gail, of West Peabody, Joseph F. Collins Jr. and his wife, Nancy, of Fort Mill, SC, Jane E. Hatch of Greenville, SC and Jean M. West and her husband, David, of West Newbury. She is also lovingly survived by her mother in law, Marie B. McCarthy of Revere, her grandchildren Colin, Rianna, Isabella, Ainsley and the late Declan and by many nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, Revere. Burial was in Holy Cross Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Susan B. Komen for the Cure , 89 South St., Boston, MA 02111.

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Pamela Perullo

Real estate agent for Comfort Home Realty

Pamela A. Perullo of Revere died most unexpectedly at her Revere home on January 9. She was 56 years old.

Born in Winthrop, she was a lifelong resident of Revere and a 1972 graduate of Revere High School. For the past five years, she worked for Comfort Home Realty of Revere as a real estate agent. She had also developed a strong affiliation with Grace Ministries of Saugus where she was an outstanding member and a popular personality with the entire congregation. For as much as she brought to them, she was given much and was able to truly accomplish that peace of mind that we all crave.

She was the cherished daughter of Constance F. “Connie” (Fabiano) Perullo of Revere and the late Edward L. Perullo; devoted sister of Margaret L. “Peggy” Ohliger and her husband, John, of Derry, NH, and the late Edward L. Perullo Jr. and Lawrence J. Perullo and is also lovingly survived by several aunts, uncles and cousins and her extended family at Grace Ministries.

Funeral arrangements were by the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, Revere. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to Grace Ministries, 101 Main St., Saugus, MA 01906.

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M. Catherine D’Eon

Former Chelsea Clock employee

M. Catherine (McLaughlin) D’Eon died on January 16 surrounded by the love of her family following a long confinement at Don Orione Nursing Home in East Boston. She was 100 years old.

Born in Salunierville, Nova Scotia, she came to the United States as a young girl with her family to Haverhill and later lived in East Boston, Chelsea and Malden. She moved to Revere 40 years ago and worked as an assembler at the famed Chelsea Clock for several years.

She was the wife of the late Joseph; cherished mother of Gloria A. Haggerty and her late husband, John, of Revere, M. Elizabeth Dusz and her late husband, Donald, of Daytona Beach, FL, Marie Yvonne Taglieri and her husband, Retired Revere Deputy Fire Chief, George P. Taglieri of Revere, Joel Stephen D’Eon and his wife, Carole, of West Yarmouth, Louise K. D’Eon and Kathryn Duggan D’Eon, both of Revere, June T. D’Eon of Lafayette, CA and the late Raymond McLaughlin and Joseph Harvey D’Eon. She was the sister of the late Augustus and Emile McLaughlin and daughter of the late Charles and Evenie (Theriault) McLaughlin and is also lovingly survived by 17 grandchildren, 31 great grandchildren, seven great great grandchildren and Stephen P. Duggan of Revere.

Funeral arrangements were by the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, Revere. Burial was in Holy Cross Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Don Orione Nursing Home, 111 Orient Ave., East Boston, MA 02128, Attn. Residents Activities Fund.

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