Joseph Ruggiero Sr.
Dedicated his life to family and community
Joseph L. Ruggiero, Sr. of East Boston went home to the lord on June 10 with dignity and strength as he lived his life.
Mr. Ruiggiero dedicated his life to his family and without his help his son’s dream of owning the Ruggiero Mazzarella Memorial Home would never have happened. Dad may you rest in peace and be with your beloved son, Michael, and both enjoy eternal happiness.
A US Army veteran of the Korean Conflict, Mr. Ruggiero was a member of the Typographical Union for more than 50 years and an employee of the City of Boston Printing Dept., a past member of the Courageous Generation of St. Lazarus Parish, Sons of Italy, Sempre Avanti Lodge 1600 and many other senior and community groups. He dedicated his life to family first and then to his East Boston Community,
He was the beloved husband of over 53 years to Josephine (Pignato)Ruggiero; devoted father of Joseph L Ruggiero, Jr. of East Boston and the late Michael P. Ruggiero; loving brother of Robert Ruggiero and his wife, Suzanne, of East Boston and their children Robert Ruggiero of Saugus and Anna Louise Ruggiero of East Boston; cherished grandfather of Joseph III, Jason and Catie Ruggiero, all of East Boston; dear brother in law of Damiano Pignato and his wife, Karen, of Florida, Mary Carrozza and her husband, Robert, of East Boston and the late Rose Marie Parisi and Patricia Pignato.
The Ruggiero Family would like to thank the staff of the Chelsea Jewish Nursing Home for their dedicated care.
His Funeral will be held from the Ruggiero Mazzarella Memorial Home, 971 Saratoga St. (Orient Heights) East Boston on Thursday, June 16 at 9:30 a.m. with a Mass of Christian Burial in celebration of his life in St Joseph St Lazarus Church, Ashley Street, East Boston at 11:30 a.m. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited. Visiting hours are today, Wednesday, from 4 to 8 p.m.
The funeral home is handicapped accessible, a children’s lounge is available, courtesy valet parking at the front entrance of the funeral home. For complimentary transportation to and from the funeral home please call 617 569 0990. For more information or to send an online condolence www.ruggieromh.com.
East Boston resident
Ann (DiFronzo) Napolitano of East Boston died on June 12.
She was the mother of Lisa of East Boston and Lori Russo and her husband, Michael, of Winthrop; cherished daughter of the late Alfonso “Boonzie” and Josephine DiFronzo; dear sister of Leonard DiFronzo and his wife, Marsha, of Virginia and is also survived by two loving grandchildren, Nicole Cvijie and her husband, Ranko, of Revere and Michael A. of Winthrop and one loving great granddaughter, Gabriella. She was the devoted cousin of Diane Tiro and her husband, Dennis, of Lynn.
Her Funeral will be held on Thursday, June 16, from Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, 262 Beach St., Revere, at 8:30 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in Sacred Heart Church, Brooks Street, East Boston at 10 a.m. Family and friends may visit today, Wednesday, from 4 to 8 p.m. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. For directions and guest book: www.vazzafunerals.com.
Of Beverly, formerly of East Boston
Roseann E. (DiGirolamo) Terilli of Beverly, formerly of East Boston and Revere, died peacefully on June 11. She was 59 years old.
The beloved wife of John A. Terilli, she was the loving mother of Jeff Terilli and his wife, Leigh Ann, of Beverly, sister of Virginia “Ginger” Steriti and her husband, Patrick, of Situate and Joseph DiGirolamo and his wife, Mariam, of East Boston, aunt of many nieces and nephews. She was the daughter of the late Joseph and Antonette (Caruso) DiGirolamo and daughter-in-law of the late Joseph and Mary (Colantuone) Terilli.
Her funeral services will be private with arrangements entrusted to the Campbell – Lee, Moody, Russell Funeral Home, 525 Cabot Street, Beverly. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made in her memory to Share Our Strength Massachusetts, c/o Alicia McCabe, 110 W. Squantum St., Suite 27, Quincy, MA 02171. Information and condolences at www.campbellfuneral.com.
Anthony DeFeo, Jr.
Anthony A. DeFeo Jr. of Revere, formerly of East Boston, died unexpectedly on June 13.
He was a graduate of East Boston High School, Class of 1971 and a former machinist at the GE Plant in Lynn.
The cherished son of Anthony A. DeFeo Sr. and Elena “Helen” (Todesco) DeFeo of Chelsea, he was the loving brother of Constance Bertolino and her husband, Anthony, of Revere and Patrick DeFeo and his wife, Donna, of Florida; dear friend of Diane Pagluca of Medford and adored uncle of Toni-ann Merlina and her husband, Mark, of Saugus, Amy o South Weymouth, Felicia of Nahant and also leaves many uncles, aunts and cousins. He is also survived by his cat, Misty.
His funeral will be from Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, 262 Beach St., Revere, Thursday morning at 10 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Anthony’s Church, Revere, at 11 a.m. Family and friends may visit today, Wednesday, from 4 to 8 p.m. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery. For directions and guest book, please visit: www.vazzafunerals.com.
Mary (Gambardella) Giacchetti of Revere, formerly of East Boston, died at Winthrop Place on June 12. She was 90 years old.
Born in Italy, she was the daughter of the late William and Carmella (Giacchetti) Gambardella and worked for many years as a stitcher in the clothing industry.
She was the beloved wife of the late Guisseppe; dear sister of the late Salve and Louis Gambardella; beloved sister in law of Angelina Gambardella of New Hampshire and is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews and grand nieces and nephews.
Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, Revere. Burial was in Holy Cross Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the charity of your choice. www.buonfiglio.com.
Myron James Ammann
Father of St. Lazarus Church Secretary
Myron James Amman of Somerville died in Florida on February 7.
He was the beloved husband of the late Mary Ann (Govoni) Ammann; devoted father of James and Mary Beth Ammann, Jo-Ann Souris, Nancy Serrilla, George Ammann, Theresa Fort, Jane Dwyer and Anthony Ammann and is also survived by 15 cherished grandchildren.
A Memorial Mass in Celebration of Mr. Ammann’s life will be held in St. Catherine of Genoa Church, Summer Street, Somerville on Sunday, June 19 at 2 p.m. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited. Mr Ammann’s ashes will be interred with his those of his late beloved wife along side his military family in the National Cemetery at Bourne at a later date. To send the Ammann family an online condolence, please visit: www.ruggieromh.com.
Of Florida, formerly of East Boston
Salvatore Bellante of New Port Richey, Florida, formerly of East Boston, died on June 9.
He was the beloved husband of Fanny (Lembo) Bellanti; loving father of Tina Cogliano and Josephine Fazio of Massachusetts, Rosa Lembo and Maria Carideo, both of Florida and Grace Wall of Wisconsin; cherished grandfather of 13 and great-grandfather of 17; dear brother of the late Tina Pace, Giuseppi Bellanti and Felice Bellanti. He is also survived by 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.
Vincent ‘Jimmy’ Costantino
East Boston resident
Vincent “Jimmy” Costantino of East Boston died on June 6.
“Jimmy” enjoyed car racing and the many visits from his six great-nieces and great-nephews. A US Army veteran, he served in Vietnam as a Green Beret.
He was the beloved son of the late Vincenzo and Teresa (D’Amato) Costantino; loving brother of Marie Mangio and her husband, Frank, of Brockton, and Alice Capuano and her husband, Richie, of Windham, NH; dear uncle of Dina Mann and her husband, Joseph. of Brockton, MaryAnn D’Emilia and her husband, Ralph, of Middleborough, Lisa Capuano of Sandown, NH, Karen Capuano of Methuen and the late Cheryl Capuano; great-uncle of six and is also survived by good friends Dorothy Penta and Mark Daigle, both of East Boston.
Funeral arrangements were by The Rapino Memorial Home, East Boston. For online condolences, please visit www.rapinomemorialhome.com.
Past member of North End K of C and Beachmont VFW member
Domenic P. D’Amore of East Boston died on June 9.
A US Army veteran of World War II, he was a past member of the K of C Assunta Lodge of the North End of Boston and the Beachmont VFW.
He was the beloved husband of Carmela (Gambale); devoted father of Sandra D’Amore and her husband, Paul Anderson, of Arizona and Domenic P. D’Amore Jr. of East Boston; dear sister of Carmela Soriano and her husband, Patrick, of Saugus and the late Jenny Cogliano, Ann Miller, Samuel, Anthony, George and Joseph D’Amore; adored grandfather of Christina and Domenic III; cherished brother in law of George Gambale of East Boston, Nicholas Gambale of Leominster, Anthony Gambale and Alfonso Gambale, both of East Boston, and the late Angelina Scarpetta, Philip and Charles Gambale and Jenny DiMinico.
Funeral Arrangements were by the Ruggiero-Mazzarella Memorial Home (Orient Heights) East Boston. Burial was in Holy Cross Community Mausoleum, Malden. For more information or to send and online condolence, please visit: www.ruggieromh.com.
Of East Bridgewater, formerly of East Boston
Loretta (DiStaula) Erickson of East Bridgewater, formerly of East Boston and Brockton, died on June 9. She was 72 years old.
She was the beloved wife of Ronald E. Erickson; daughter of the late Louis and Margaret (Zuzello) DiStaula of East Boston; loving mother of Susan L. Graves of Norton and Jodi M. Courteau of Brockton; sister of Marie Voto of Revere, Glenda Scimone and Marilyn Felix, both of Saugus; grandmother of Kyle, Brendan, Samantha and Mikayla.
Funeral arrangements were by the MacKinnon Funeral Home, Whitman. Burial was at St. James Cemetery in Whitman. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Parkinson’s Disease Foundation, 1359 Broadway, Suite 1509, NY, NY 10018. To sign the guest book visit www.mackinnonfuneral.com.
A. Marie Boudreau
Of Medway, formerly of East Boston
A. Marie (Cottreau) Boudreau of Medway, formerly of East Boston and Wedgeport, Nova Scotia died peacefully with her loving family by her side after a courageous battle with ovarian cancer on June 8.
She was the daughter of the late Nellie and Edward Cottreau; loving wife of George E. Boudreau; mother of Kimberly and her husband, Sam Yukon, of Texas, Michelle Boudreau and her companion, Mike Nihan, of North Reading and Laurie and her husband, Robert Gallotto, of Medway; grandmother of three wonderful grandchildren: Matthew, Danielle and Julie Gallotto. She is also survived by the family dog, Dundee. She was the sister of Martin Cottreau and his wife, Linda, of Mansfield; aunt of Ryan Cottreau and his wife, Melissa, and their son Camden and Brad Cottreau and his wife, Shannon.
Funeral arrangements were by the Magrath Funeral Home, East Boston. Memorial donations to the Vernon Cancer Center at Newton Wellesley Hospital, 2014 Washington Street, Newton, MA 02462 would be appreciated. MagrathFuneralHome.com.
East Boston resident
Jennie (Cappuccio) Minichiello of East Boston died on June 6.
The beloved wife of the late Patsy Minichiello, she was the loving mother of Steve Minichiello and his wife, Marie, of East Boston; cherished grandmother of Crystal, Jennifer, Steve Jr., Linda and Joseph; great-grandmother of six.
Funeral arrangements were by The Rapino Memorial Home, East Boston. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. For online condolences, please visit www.rapinomemroialhome.com.
Of East Boston, formerly of Winthrop
Jean M. Zeppernick of East Boston, formerly of Winthrop, died on June 6.
She was the beloved daughter of the late Robert G. and Isabel R. (Barker) Zeppernick; loving sister of Robert H. Zeppernick of Aurora, CO and the late Leo C. Zeppernick and is also survived by two nieces and a great-niece and great-nephew.
Funeral arrangements were by The Kirby-Rapino Memorial Home (Orient Heights) East Boston. Burial was in Winthrop Cemetery. Donations in her memory may be made to: Susan G. Komen for the Cure , P.O. Box 650309, Dallas, TX 75265-0309. For online condolences please visit www.kirby-rapino.com.
Revere resident, formerly of the North End
Josephine (Vento) Danieli of Revere, formerly of the North End, died on June 5.
She was the beloved wife of the late Italo Danieli with whom she shared 55 years of marriage; loving mother of Daniel Danieli and his wife, Lorraine, and Gordon Danieli, all of Revere. and dog, Jasman; dear sister of the late Frances DeMeo, Margaret Russo, Anna, Lily, Michael, Anthony and John Vento.
A Memorial Mass was held in St. Anthony’s Church, Revere. Burial was private. For online condolences, www.vazzafunerals.com. Arrangements were entrusted to Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, Revere.