Obituaries 05-04-2011

May 4, 2011
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Angelina Deeb

East Boston resident

Angelina (Amorose) Deeb of East Boston died on May 2.

The beloved wife of more than 63 years to George, she was the devoted mother of Elizabeth Deeb of East Boston, Thomas Deeb and his wife, Olga, of Revere; cherished grandmother of Kerri Ann Deeb and her mother, Jolene, of East Boston; dear sister of Rico Amorose _of East Boston and the late Pasquale Amorose, Carmella “Dolly” Muellar and Sindy and Joseph Amorose. She is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.

Her Funeral will be held from the Ruggiero Mazzarella Memorial Home, 971 Saratoga St. (Orient Heights) East Boston on Friday, May 6 at 9 a.m. with A Mass of Christian burial in celebration of her life in Sacred Heart Church, Brooks Street, East Boston at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited. Visiting hours are Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m. Burial will be in Holy Cross Cemetery. Memorial  donations may be made to St Jude, 501 St Jude Pl., Memphis TN, 38105. for more information or to send an online condolence: www.ruggieromh.com.

Josephine Catania

East Boston resident

Josephine (Celestino) Catania of East Boston died on April 30. She was in her 94th year.

She was the beloved wife of the late John J. Catania Sr. with whom she shared 61 years of marriage; loving mother of Rosemary Lutz of Danvers and John J. Catania Jr. and his wife, Laura, of Rhode Island and the late Nancy Malcaluso and her husband, Charles, of East Boston; dear sister of Grace Caggiano of Revere, Jennie Piazza of Holbrook and the late Peter Celestino; cherished grandmother of Robert Lutz, Nancy Rossi, Sylvia Catania, Joanne Fentress and John Malcaluso and seven great grandchildren.

Her Funeral will be held from Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, 262 Beach Street, Revere today, Wednesday, at 8:30 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in the Sacred Heart Church, 45 Brooks Street, East Boston at 10 a.m. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made in her name to St. Basil’s Center, 30 East St., Methuen, MA 01844. For directions and guest book: www.vazzafunerals.com.

Anthony DiCocco

Of North Reading, formerly of East Boston

Anthony J. DiCocco of North Reading, formerly of East Boston, died on April 30. He was 91 years old.

A US Army veteran of World War II, he was the loving father of Joseph P. DiCocco and his wife, Camille M. (Strangie), of North Reading; brother of Angie Naglieri and her husband, John, of Saugus and the late Adelcho DiCocco and Loretta Silva. He is also survived by several loving nieces and nephews.

His Funeral will be held from the Croswell Funeral Home, 19 Bow St., North Reading today, Wednesday, May 4, at 9:15 a.m. followed by a 10:30 a.m. Funeral Mass at St. Theresa’s Church, 63 Winter St. (Rt.62), North Reading. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery in North Reading. Memorial donations may be made to: St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital Tribute Program, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-1942.

Florence Meoli

Of Revere, formerly of East Boston

Florence A. “Auntie Flo” Meoli of Revere, formerly of East Boston, died on April 29.

She was the cherished daughter of the late Ernesto and Maria (Loffredo) Meoli; loving sister of Esther Manuele and her husband, Anthony, of Saugus and Florida and the late Phyllis Presto; dear aunt of John and Lynn Manuele, Marissa and Steven Gallant, Michael and Anna Manuele and Victor Presto and his wife, Diane, and great nieces and nephews. Anthony, Luca, Liza, Matthew, Katie and Kevin Manuele, Mark Anthony, Isabella and Madeleine Galant and Michael Presto.

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

Philip Mingolelli

Owned Vincent’s Auto of Everett

Philip V. Mingolelli of Medford, formerly of East Boston, died on April 28. He was 86 years old.

A US Army veteran of World War II and the owner of Vincent_s Auto of Everett, he was the beloved husband of the late Angelina (DeSimone) Mingolelli, the loving father of Linda A. Picariello and her husband, Michael, of Stoneham, Karen M. Decaneas and her husband, Peter, of New York and Diane Gateas and her husband, George, of Medford; loving son of the late Josephine and Pasquale Mingolelli; cherished grandfather of Michael, Jr. and his wife, Megan, Philip and his wife, Jaime, Anthony and his wife, Erica, Jessica, Stephen, Marc Picariello, Alexander and his wife, Amy, Arthur, Andrea Decaneas, Nikko and Simone Gateas and great-grandfather of Isabella and Anthony Picariello, Jr. He was the brother of the late Leonarda Caffrey, Michael Mingolelli, Rafaela Chambers and Carmella Rauseo.

Funeral arrangements were by the Barile Family Funeral Home, Stoneham. Burial with Military Honors was at Oak Grove Cemetery, Medford. Please honor Mr. Mingolelli by making donations in his memory to Alzhemiers Assoc., 311 Arsenal St., Watertown, MA 02472. To send a memorial condolence: barilefuneral.com.

Patricia Magee

Medford resident

Patricia A. (Domegan) Magee of Medford, formerly of East Boston and most recently of Maine, died on April 28.

She was the wife of the late Edward W. Magee; dear aunt of James A. Domegan and his wife, Jennifer L. (Cormier), and their children, Jake P. and Allison K., all of Maine; beloved twin sister of Alicia M. (Domegan) Khoury of Marshfield and the late Arthur W. and James C. Domegan; daughter of the late James P. and Mary C. (Soldani) Domegan.

Funeral arrangements were by the Magrath Funeral Home, East Boston. Burial was at Oak Grove Cemetery, Medford. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory to the Shriner’s Burn Institute, 51 Blossom St., Boston 02114 would be appreciated. MagrathFuneralHome.com.

Chiara Passariello

Winthrop resident

Chiara “Katie” Passariello of Winthrop died peacefully on April 24 after a long illness. She was 90 years old.

Born in Boston, she resided in East Boston for several years before moving to Winthrop 64 years ago.

She was the beloved wife of the late Salvatore “Sully” Passariello and the loving mother of Connie Burroughs and her companion, Larry McCarthy, of Winthrop and the late Emilio “Ronnie” Passariello; cherished grandmother of Lisa D’Avella of Winthrop and great grandmother of Robert and Richard D’Avella.

Her funeral was conducted from the Ernest P. Caggiano and Son-O’Maley  Funeral Home, Winthrop on Wednesday April 27 followed by a private Funeral Mass in St. John the Evangelist Church. Rev. Peter Graziano celebrated the mass and offered prayers at the burial in the Cross Street section of Winthrop Cemetery.

Buster Inza

Retired Winthrop Parks Department Superintendent

Buster M. Inza of Hawthorne Avenue, Winthrop died suddenly at home on April 24. He was 87 years old.

Born in Lakeville, he was the son of the late Mary Lou (Martin). A resident of East Boston, he served for three years in the US Army during World War II and was honorably discharged as a Private. After his discharge, he moved to Winthrop and was employed as a superintendent for the Winthrop Parks Department until his retirement.

He was the beloved husband of the late Mary G. (Spina) and the loving father of Carol Anne Quinn and her husband, Edward, of Winthrop, Anne Marie Altieri and her husband, Frederick, of Winthrop and Steven Inza and his wife, Sheryl, of Londonderry, NH; the cherished grandfather and great grandfather of David, Jennifer, Kristen, Stacey, Steven Jr. and Benjamin.

Burial was in the Belle Isle section of Winthrop Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association P.O. Box 96011, Washington, DC 20090-6011. To sign his online guestbook go to www.caggianofuneralhome.com. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Ernest P. Caggiano and Son-O’Maley Funeral Home, Winthrop.

Dawn Marie Lukas

Member of Winthrop Ladies Lodge 2071

Dawn Marie Lukas of Summit Avenue, Winthrop, died suddenly at the Massachusetts General Hospital on April 24. She was 44 years old.

Born in Boston, she was the beloved daughter of Dottie D’Onofrio (Hamilton) of Winthrop. A resident of Watertown and Cambridge, she was a 1984 graduate of Winchester High School. She was employed as an administrator for TAD Technical for many years and was a member of the Winthrop Ladies Lodge #2071.

She was the beloved wife of Robert R. Lukas of Winthrop and the loving mother of Brittany Lauren and Robert Blake Lukas, both of Winthrop and the dear sister of Thomas Joseph D’Onofrio of Winthrop. She will be deeply missed by a circle of family and friends.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Ernest P. Caggiano and Son-O’Maley Funeral Home 147 Winthrop St., Winthrop. Memorial donations may be made to the Winthrop Ladies Lodge #2071, 1 Pond St., Apt. 3G Winthrop MA 02152. To sign her online guestbook, go to www.caggianofuneralhome.com.

Rufina Medina

Helped her entire family to fulfill the American dream

Rufina H. Medina of Medford, formerly of Peru, died on April 25.

She came to America in 1962 to better herself and fulfill the American dream. She retired from Hewlett Packard as a quality inspector after 30 years of service. She was an avid world traveler visiting many countries as she enjoyed learning about other customs and cultures.

The backbone of the Medina family with her hard work and faith for a better future, she brought to America her parents and every single sibling and their respective offspring. Because of her dedication and hard work, the Medina family has become productive members of society and will always be grateful to her.

She was the beloved wife of Stanley Morell; dear sister of Vincente Medina of Medford, Julia Medina of Lynn, Luzmila Quispe of Methuen, Otilia Cofsky of Norwood, Nestor Medina of Malden and Pauline Medford of Medford; adored aunt of many nieces and nephews.

Her Funeral was held from Ministerio Cass Precious Jesus in Luz del Mundo, Saugus with arrangements entrusted to Vazza Funeral Home, Revere. Burial was in Oak Grove Cemetery, Medford. For her on line guest book: www.vazzafunerals.com.

Janet Kennedy

Revere resident, formerly of East Boston

Janet M. Kennedy of Revere, formerly of Bedford, Arlington and East Boston, died on April 23.

She was the beloved wife of Joseph E. Sampson; loving daughter of Agnes N. (Costa) Kennedy and the late Arthur Kennedy; dear sister of Nancy Shea of Georgetown, Carol Kennedy-Merrill and John C. Kennedy, both of East Boston, and the late David Kennedy. She is also survived by many cherished nieces and nephews.

To honor of her memory, donations may be made to Alzheimer’s Association, 311 Arsenall St, Watertown, 02472 For more information or to send her family an online condolence: www.ruggieromh.com. Arrangements were under the personal care of Ruggiero Mazzarella Memorial Home East Boston 617-569-0990.

Michael Ciriello

Charles Stark Draper Laboratories retiree

Michael Ciriello of West Roxbury, formerly of East Boston, died suddenly on April 25.

He was a retired employee of the Charles Stark Draper Laboratories of Cambridge.

He was the husband of Jacqueline Ciriello; loving father of Michael of Boston, Marc of Brookline and Jacqueline Pitts and her husband, Brian, of Andover; adoring grandfather of Emme, Drew and Avery Pitts; brother of Marie Briano and Leonard Ciriello and is also survived by several nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the P.E. Murray-George F. Doherty & Sons Funeral Home, West Roxbury. Burial was at Joseph’s Cemetery, West Roxbury. For online guestbook: www.pemurrayfuneral.com.

John Nimblett

Member of Winthrop Golf Club, Winthrop Yacht Club and Acting Treasurer of the Interclub Bowling League

John F. Nimblett of Ingleside Avenue, Winthrop_ died at the Don Orione Nursing Home, East Boston on April 23 after a long illness. He was 87 years old.

Born in New London, Connecticut, he was the beloved son of the late Ruth (Abbott) and John F. Nimblett. He resided in New York before moving to Winthrop in 1936. Mr. Nimblett was employed as a machinist for many years at Harvard University and then went on to become a supervisor there. He was a member of the Winthrop Golf Club, the Winthrop Yacht Club and the Interclub Bowling League, where he acted as the treasurer.

He was the beloved husband of Barbara L. (Letson) and the loving father of Kenneth Nimblett and his husband, Henry Miller, of Somerville. He was the dear brother of William Nimblett of Everett and the uncle of Jimmy Nimblett and his wife, Sally, of Winthrop, Nancy Eimers of Kansas and Jack Dempster of Illinois; the brother in law of Virginia Dempster and her late husband, John of Illinois.

Memorial Services were held at the St. John Episcopal Church,_ Winthrop. Memorial donations may be made to St. John Episcopal Church. To sign his online guestbook go to www.caggianofuneralhome.com. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Ernest P. Caggiano and Son-O’Maley Funeral Home.

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