Obituaries 02-23-2011

February 23, 2011
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Anneliese Barletta

Worked at East Boston Social Center

Anneliese (Meissner) Barletta of Chelsea, formerly of East Boston, died on February 20.

Mrs. Barletta worked at the East Boston Social Center.

She was the beloved wife of Phil Barletta with whom she shared 58 years of marriage; loving mother of Evelyn Auld and her husband, John, Donna Saraceno and her husband, Robert and Lisa Tracia, all of Saugus; cherished grandmother of Erica Rago, Stephen Apicco, Christopher and Robert Saraceno Jr. and Nicole Tracia.

Her funeral service will be held from Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, 262 Beach St., Revere, Thursday at 8 a.m. followed by services in our Chapel of the Resurrection at 9 a.m. Family and friends may visit today, Wednesday, from 4 to 8 p.m. Burial will be private. For directions and guest book: www.vazzafunerals.com.

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Anne Trovato

Longtime Jordan Marsh employee

Anne B. (Masiello) Trovato of Revere died on February 9 at home. She was 93 years old.

She was a long time employee in the Musical Records Department of Jordan Marsh.

She was the beloved wife of the late John A. Sr.; devoted mother of John A. Jr. of New Hampshire, Barbara White Goldstein and her husband, William, and Joanne Trovato, all of Revere; dear sister of the late Anthony Masiello, Jennie Pizzi, Phillip Masiello, Olympia Indelicato and her husband, George, Lena Palmieri and her husband, Enrico, Valentino Masiello and his surviving wife, Stella; loving grandmother of Robert White, Barbara Walker and her husband, Michael, Walter White, Michael Trovato and his fiancé, Johanna Janka, and the late Christopher White; great grandmother of Michael Walker IV, John and Jake Walker. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons – Bruno Funeral Home, Revere. Entombment was in Holy Cross Mausoleum. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St. Anthony Bread for the Poor, c/o St. Anthony’s Shrine, 100 Arch St. Boston, MA 02110 or The Italian Home for Children, 1125 Centre St. Jamaica Plain, MA 02130-3495. For guest book please visit www.buonfiglio.com.

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Rose Marie Parisi

Of Tewksbury, formerly of East Boston

Rose Marie (Covino) “Chickie” Parisi of Tewksbury, formerly of East Boston, died on February 19.

She was the beloved wife of the late Joseph Parisi Sr.; devoted mother of Rosemarie “Marie” Dingman and her husband, Dennis, of Panama City Beach, Florida, Margaret “Peggie” Eye and her husband, Thomas, of Merritt Island, Florida, Joseph M. Parisi Jr. and his wife, Katie, of Lowell and Christine Mazza and her husband, Salvatore “Sal” of Salem, N.H.; dear sister of Josephine Ruggiero and her husband, Joseph Sr., of East Boston, Damiano Pignato and his wife, Karen, of Florida, Mary Carrozza and her husband, Robert, of East Boston, and the late Patricia Pignato; cherished grandmother of Carrie Anne Jenkins and her husband, Scott, Michael Eye and his wife, Kimberly, Bryan Fowler, Sara Bruce and her husband, Colby, Jennifer Fowler, Joseph Parisi III and Joshua Mazza; adored great grandmother “GG” of Max and Brody Jenkins and Campbell and Morgan Eye and loving niece of Joseph and Katherine Oliveri of East Boston. She is also survived by her many fond cousins, nieces, nephews and godchildren.

Her Funeral will be held from the Farmer & Dee Funeral Home, 16 Lee St., Tewksbury today, Wednesday, Februrary 23 at 9 a.m. with a Mass of Christian burial in celebration of her life at St. Williams Church, 1351 Main St., Tewksbury, at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited. In honoring her memory, memorial donations may be made to American Cancer Society , 30 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701.

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Rose Salton

Beloved school lunch mother

Rose M. (Mirasolo) Salton, formerly of East Boston, died in Revere on February 16. She was 88 years old.

Mrs. Salton retired after 50 years of service as a Lunch Mother with the City of Boston School Department, where she was beloved by the children she served.

She was the wife of the late Franklin “Salty” Salton; cherished mother of Elizabeth A. Salton and Edward F. Salton, Sr. and his wife, Brenda, and devoted grandmother of Edward F. Salton, Jr. and Christopher M. Salton, all of Revere; dear sister of Leo Mirasolo and his wife, Phyllis, of Revere, Christopher Mirasolo and his wife, Connie, and Mary Masse, all of Wakefield, and the late Joseph F., Frank and Vincent Mirasolo, Anna Rappa, Jennie Arena and Lena Bouchard. She is also lovingly survived by her sisters-in-law, Rose Mirasolo of Revere and Josephine Mirasolo of East Boston and many caring nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, Revere. Burial was in Holy Cross Cemetery.

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Ronald Nigro

Long employed at United Paper Co. of East Boston

Ronald G. Nigro of Lowell died on February 12. He was 71 years old.

Born in Boston on August 5, 1939, a son of the late Giro and Gilda (Imbrici) Nigro of East Boston, he attended Boston schools and was a graduate of the College of the Holy Cross.

He was employed for many years in the family business, the United Paper Company of East Boston. A proud veteran of the US Navy, he served aboard the USS Lowry. He enjoyed visiting museums, had an appreciation for fine works of art, a passion for reading and was a frequent patron of the Pollard Memorial Library. He enjoyed good food, especially Italian Food and was a very friendly, social man who made many friends during his time in Lowell. He was a proud member of the Lowell Veteran’s Community Center for many years. For the past 20 years, he has been a resident of the Cunningham Community Care Home, where he leaves many dear friends.

His survivors include a brother, Jerry Nigro and a sister, Barbara Nigro, both of Florida, and a niece, Shylah Nigro of New Hampshire. He loved his family and his close friends at the Cunningham Community Care Home very much.

Family and friends are invited to his Funeral Service today, Wednesday, at 11 a.m. at the Massachusetts National Cemetery, off Connery Avenie, Bourne. There will also be a Memorial Mass on Thursday, March 3 at 11:30 a.m. in the Chapel at the E.N. Rogers Memorial Veteran’s Hospital, 200 Springs Road, Bedford, MA. As an expression of sympathy, donations in his memory may be made to any charity which benefits veterans. Arrangements are by Fay McCabe Funeral Directors, Lowell, 978-459-9222 www.faymccabe.com.

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Ida Curzi

East Boston resident

Ida (Blandino) Curzi of East Boston died on February 17.

The beloved wife of the late Emilio Curzi, she was the loving mother of Sandra Curzi and her husband, Jerry Twomey, of Winthrop, Dennis Curzi and his wife, Colette DiGenio, of East Boston, Richard Curzi and his wife, Nancy McCabe, of Belmont and Barbara Curzi of East Boston; cherished grandmother of Lucia and Nina Colombaro, Roxanne, Michael “Ricky”, Rachel, Laura and Bridget Curzi; great-grandmother of five; dear sister of Josephine Micciulla and her husband, Carmine, of Revere and the late Phyllis Porcello, James, Salvatore, Rocco and Carmella Blandino. She is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by The Rapino Memorial Home, East Boston. Burial was in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. Donations in her memory may be made to: Missionary Franciscan Sisters, 790 Centre St., Newton, MA 02458. For online condolences, visit www.rapinomemorialhome.com.

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Marie Arcieri

Tewksbury resident

Marie L. (Zito) Arcieri of Tewksbury, formerly of Medford, died on February 17.

The beloved wife of the late Vincent A. Arcieri, she was the devoted mother of the late Vincent A. Arcieri Jr. and the late Lorraine M. Antonelli; dear mother-in-law of Joyce Arcieri and the late Joseph Antonelli; loving grandmother of Maria Arcieri, Laura Hulme and her husband, Bernie, Dina Castiglio and her husband, Allesandro, and the late Vincent A. Arcieri, III; loving great-grandmother of Tanya, Tiffany, Gina, Shalimar, Miranda, Vincent and Giusseppe; dear sister of Marguerite Milano, Gloria Mucci and the late Camille DiFronzo, Enis LaCesse and DeDe Adonunzio.

Funeral arrangements were by the Dello Russo Funeral Home, Medford. Entombment was at Holy Cross Mausoleum, Malden. For obituary and online condolence: dellorusso.net.

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Pasquale Faretra

Of Peabody, formerly of East Boston

Pasquale J. “Yanno” Faretra of Peabody, formerly of East Boston, died on February 17 after a courageous battle with cancer. He was in his 58th year.

He was the beloved husband of Rita (Levasseur) Faretra; devoted father of Lisa Kieran of Wilmington and Ilia Faretra of Peabody; loving son of Marie “Chickie” (Falzarano) and the late Pasquale F. Faretra; dear brother of the late John Faretra; adored grandfather of Antonia, Isabella, and Lex Kieran and is also survived by his many cherished aunts and uncles.

Funeral arrangements were by the Ruggiero-Mazzarella Memorial Home, (Orient Heights), East Boston. In honoring his life, memorial donations may be made to American Cancer Society , 9 Riverside Rd., Weston, MA 02493. For more information or to send an online condolence: www.ruggieromh.com.

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Jennie Raffaele

Winthrop resident, formerly of East Boston

Jennie (D’Agostino) Raffaele of Winthrop, formerly of East Boston, died recently. She was in her 101st year.

She was the beloved wife of the late Angelo Raffaele; loving mother of John Raffaele and his wife, Nancy, of Winthrop and the late Joseph Raffaele and his wife Mary Lou, also of Winthrop; cherished grandmother of five and great grandmother of five; dear sister of Mary Masiello of Stoneham, Mafalda Franco of Lexington, Emily Grande of Plymouth and the late Mary Pisiello, Theresa Girdan and Angelo D’Agostino.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, Revere. Burial was in Winthrop Cemetery (Belle Isle section.) For guest book: www.vazzafunerals.com

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Joseph Lanzo Jr.

Formerly of East Boston

Joseph J. Lanzo Jr. of Salem, NH died February 15 at Merrimack Health and Rehab Center, Methuen. He was 67 years old.

He grew up in East Boston, the son of the late Concetta (Cozzo) and Joseph J. Lanzo, Sr. and owned and operated D’Aldo’s Hair Salon in Beverly for 35 years. He enjoyed fishing, boating and spending time at his lake house.

He was a devoted father and loved spending time with his daughter, Candace Lanzo of Haverhill, his son, Nicholas DeRosa of Salem, NH; his brother, Robert Lanzo of Florida and his grandson, Maxwell DeRosa.

Funeral arrangements were by the Douglas & Johnson Funeral Home, Salem, NH. In lieu of flowers, donations in his name may be made to: Methuen Health and Rehab Activity Fund, 480 Jackson St., Methuen, MA 01844. To send a message of condolence to the family, please view the obituary at www.douglasandjohnson.com

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Margaret DiGiovanni-Garrett

Of Winthrop, formerly of East Boston

Margaret M. (Coscia) DiGiovanni-Garrett, formerly of East Boston and Everett, died in Winthrop on February 16. She was 81 years old.

She was the wife of the late Armando DiGiovanni and Jimmie L. Garrett; devoted mother of Jimmie L. Garrett Jr. and his wife, Lorraine, of Rockwall, TX, David W. Garrett and his wife, Yoncha,  and Patrick Garrett and his wife, Karen, all of Derry, NH; cherished grandmother of Michael R. Garrett and his wife, Alisha, of Rockwall, TX, Airman Spec. Stephen D. Garrett, USAF of Arkansas, Briana L., Maryann C. and Sarah E. Garrett, all of Derry, NH; dear sister of Roy Coscia of East Boston. She is also lovingly survived by her two great grandchildren, Lily and Jack Garrett.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, Revere. Burial was in Holy Cross Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to “Team Staples” Cape Cod Getaway (National Multiple Sclerosis Society) at www.nationalmultiplesclerosis society.org.

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Carmela DeFeo

East Boston resident

Carmela A. DeFeo of East Boston died on February 16. She was 49 years old.

She was the devoted mother of Kevin Swindle, Regina and Marysa Robichaud, all of Revere; loving daughter of Bruno and Marie (Quigley) DeFeo of Revere; dear sister of Lisa Ralph of Texas and Bruno DeFeo of Winthrop and is also survived by many cherished aunts, uncles and cousins.

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

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Anthony Correnti

Of New Hampshire, formerly of East Boston

Anthony J “Nino” Correnti of New Hampshire, formerly of East Boston, died on February 15.

A US Army veteran of World War II, he was the beloved husband of the late Carmella (DeFilippo) Correnti; devoted father of Joseph A. Correnti and his wife, Catherine, of New Hampshire and the late Rita Barranco and Maria Correnti; dear brother of Angie Daloia and Mary Zaccaria, both of East Boston, and Dorothy Presto of Revere; adored grandfather of Gina and Maria Barranco, Christine, Michael and Andonino Correnti 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. For more information or to send an online condolence: www.ruggieromh.com.

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James Petillo

Former General Manager of Hub Floral Corp.

James V. Petillo of Revere died on February 15.

A US Army veteran of World War II, he was the former General Manager of Hub Floral Corp. of Boston.

He was the beloved husband of Marjorie (Sorensen); devoted father of James V. Jr. and his wife, Teresa, of Framingham, Leonard and his wife, Deborah, of Avon and Louis and his wife, Catherine, of N. Andover; loving grandfather of Michael, Laura, Brian, Melissa, Justin, Elizabeth, Jennifer and Stephanie Petillo and Kristin and Amanda Gatta; great grandfather of Makenzie Petillo and Gianna Osgood; dear brother of Louis Petillo of Revere, Angie D’Alessandro of East Boston, Joseph Petillo of Salisbury and the late Anthony Petillo, Tina Schettini, Rena Rossi and Teresa Petillo. He is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, Revere. For Guest Book or flowers please visit www.Buonfiglio.com.

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Ellen Smith

East Boston resident

Ellen (George) Smith of East Boston, formerly of Petersburg, NH, died on February 12.

She was the beloved wife of the late Harold Richard Smith; loving mother of Shawn M. Smith and Sheila K. Kulldren, James and Dana, all of New Hampshire; cherished daughter of the late Donald Anderson George and Mildred Loring George; dear sister of the late Doris Connolly and Annette Bliss; grandmother of 12 and great grandmother of six; fond aunt of Cynthia Bliss of Marlboro.

Funeral arrangements are by Vazza Funeral Home, Revere. Graveside burial will be held in Greenvale Cemetery, NH at a later date. For online guest book: www.vazzafunerals.com.

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Lee Burgos-Mejia

East Boston resident

Lee (Morrison) Burgos-Mejia of East Boston died on February 13.

She was the beloved wife of the late Antonio Burgos; devoted mother of Antonio Burgos of Stoneham, Lisa Burgos of Revere, Janette Ascolillo and Alicia Burgos, both of East Boston; dear twin sister of Leslie Wilhelmsen of Maine; cherished grandmother of 10 and an adored great grand daughter. She is also survived by many fond nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Ruggiero Mazzarella Memorial Home (Orient Heights) East Boston. Burial was in Mt. Hope Cemetery. For more information or to send an online condolence: www.ruggieromh.com.

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