Obituaries 07-06-2011

July 8, 2011
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Carmine Stornaiuolo

Owner of Lady Gloria Lobster Co. of East Boston

Carmine J. Stornaiuolo, a Revere resident for the past 41 years,  died after a brief illness at his son, Peter’s home in Revere. He was 85 years old.

Born in Boston, raised and educated in East Boston, he entered the US Navy in December of 1943 and served until April of 1946 as a Shipfitter 3rd Class. He re-enlisted in May of 1947 and served until April of 1952 with the rank of Metalsmith 2nd Class.

Both he and his late wife, Gloria J. (Panto) Stornaiuolo, who died on September 15, 2000, owned and operated the Lady Gloria Lobster Co. of East Boston until they retired in 1998 after 25 years of business.

He was a Past Commodore for two separate terms at the Orient Heights Yacht Club of East Boston, a Life Member of the American Legion Post 0462 of Boston and a member of the Elks Lodge of Florida.

He was the devoted father of Jeannette L. Hysiner and her husband, George of Brockton, Carmen J. Stornaiuolo and his wife, Jean of Revere, Peter F. Stornaiuolo, proprietor of Peter’s Back Hair of Revere and Joseph J. Stornaiuolo of Martinsburg, West Virginia. He is also lovingly survived by four grandchildren, four great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

Family and friends are invited to attend visiting hours on Thursday, July 7 from 4 to 8 p.m. in the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Route 107) Revere. Funeral services and burial will be private.

Gennaro Graziani

East Boston resident

Gennaro I. Graziani of East Boston died on July 3.

He was the beloved husband for 53 years to Elizabeth (Visconti) Graziani; loving father of Theresa Battista and her husband, Russell of Lexington, Ann Graziani and her husband, Robert Salvati of Quincy and Stephen Graziani of East Boston; cherished grandfather of Gianna Celona, Michael and Marc Battista; dear brother of Nancy Whitney of San Diego, Rosanna LaRosa of Revere, Josephine Spinelli of Gloucester, Antonietta Mannone of Gloucester, Vincent Graziani of Revere and the late Emily Giannakas.  He is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.

His Funeral will be held from The Kirby-Rapino Memorial Home, 917 Bennington St. (Orient Heights) East Boston on Friday at 9 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in Sacred Heart Church, Brooks Street, East Boston at 10 a.m.  The family will receive visitors on Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m.  Services will conclude with burial in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett.  For online condolences and/or directions visit: www.kirby-rapino.com.

Joann Covalucci

Of Revere, formerly of East Boston

Joann R. (Pasto) Covalucci of Revere, formerly of East Boston, died on July 1.

The beloved wife of Mario Covalucci with whom she shared 53 years of marriage, she was the loving mother of Celeste High of Dover and Renee Covalucci of Concord; dear sister of Elizabeth Casucci of Brookfield, Katherine Brignolo and Salvatore Pasto, both of California, Domenic Pasto of Fiskdale, MA and the late Mario Pasto and the grandmother of three.

Her Funeral will be held from Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, 262 Beach Street, Revere, Thursday at 9 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in the Immaculate Conception Church, Revere 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.

Rose McKechnie

East Boston native

Rose E. (Joyce) McKechnie of Natick and Dexter, ME, died on July 1. She was 91 years old.

Raised in East Boston, she was the beloved wife of the late Robert M. McKechnie, Sr., the devoted mother of Robert M. McKechnie, Jr. and his wife, Joan of Melrose and Paul D. McKechnie, Sr. and his wife, Claire of Medfield; cherished grandmother of Denise Slane and her husband Robert of Saugus, Andrea Mahoney and her husband. James of Andover, Christa Panciocco and her husband, John of Walpole, Debra McCauley and her husband, William of East Longmeadow, Paul McKechnie, Jr. and his wife, Tara of Medfield, Michael McKechnie and his fiancée, Jennifer Campbell of Norfolk and great-grandmother of Jaclyn, Madison, Brianna, Caitlin, James, Elizabeth, Mary and Emily. She was the sister of Barbara Balcom of Melrose and the late John and Thomas Joyce; aunt of Linda Joyce of Dorchester, Janice Eberhart of Natick and the late Thomas Joyce and Geoffrey Gerald.

Relatives and friends are cordially invited to attend her funeral from the John Everett & Sons Funeral Home, 4 Park St. (at Natick Common) Natick today, Wednesday, July 6 at 9 a.m. to be followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Patrick’s Church, Natick at 10 a.m. Burial will follow in Dell Park Cemetery, Natick. Those wishing to remember her may do so through memorial donations to the Metro West Hospice and Home Health Care, 85 Lincoln St. Framingham, MA 01701 or to the Animal Rescue League – Pine Ridge Animal Center, 55 Anna’s Place at 293 Pine St. Dedham, MA 02026. For complete obituary, directions and online guestbook please visit www.everettfuneral.com.

Ramiro Rodriguez-Martinez

Lynn resident

Ramiro Rodriguez-Martinez of Lynn died recently. Arrangements were by the Ruggiero Mazzarella Memorial Home, East Boston. Burial will be in Mexico.

James Marino

Longtime Usher at St. Joseph St. Lazarus Church

James A. Marino of East Boston died on July 2.

An usher at St. Joseph St. Lazarus Church for many years, he was the loving son of the late Samuel and Louise (Lovett) Marino; dear brother of Mary Marino of East Boston and John Marino and his wife, Alida of Wakefield and is also survived by his cherished nieces and nephews.

A Mass of Christian Burial in celebration of his life will be held in St. Joseph St. Lazarus Church, Ashley Street, East Boston on Thursday, July 7 at 10 a.m. Visiting hours in The Ruggiero Mazzarella Memorial Home, 971 Saratoga St (Orient Heights) East Boston will be held prior to the Mass from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited. Services will conclude with burial in Holyhood Cemetery, Brookline. For more information or to send an on line condolence www.ruggieromh.com.

Carmine Chiarella

Beachmont resident

Carmine L. Chiarella of Beachmont Revere died on July 1.

A past member of Local 22, he was the beloved husband of the late Mary (Taramina) Chiarella; devoted father of Loretta Woods, Carmine Chiarella and Gail Kasner. Mr. Chiarella is survived by three sisters and was predeceased by two brothers and one sister. He is also survived by his cherished grandchildren, as well as many loving nieces and nephews.

Funeral Services will be held in the Chapel of the Ruggiero Mazzarella Memorial Home, 971 Saratoga St (Orient Heights) East Boston today, Wednesday, July 6 at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery. In honoring Mr. Chiarella’s life, memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 9 Riverside Rd., Weston, MA 02493. For more information or to send the Chiarella family an online condolence, visit: www.ruggieromh.com.

Patricia Russo

Of Winthrop, formerly of East Boston

Patricia A. (Sullivan) Russo of Winthrop, formerly of East Boston, died on July 1.

The beloved wife of Salvatore “Sammy” Russo with whom she shared 51 years of marriage, she was the loving mother of Thomas R. Russo and his wife, Jodi, Ronald Russo, Salvatore J. Russo and his wife, Andrea and Kenneth P. Russo, all of Winthrop, and Patricia M. Lio and her husband, Anthony of Westwood; dear sister of Marie Papandrea of East Boston, Margaret Selvage of Everett and Alice Teneriello of Florida; cherished grandmother of Thomas Russo, Rochelle Marzano, Amanda M. and Richard Russo, Amanda C. DiCicco and Philip and Anthony Lio; sister in law of Phillip Russo, Richard Russo and his wife, Joann, and Marie Guisti, all of Revere, Edward Russo and his wife, Louise of Oklahoma and Josephine DiMinico of Norfolk; fond aunt of many nieces and nephews.

Her Funeral will be held from Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, 262 Beach Street, Revere, Thursday morning at 10 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. John the Evangelist Church, Winthrop at 11:30 a.m. Family and friends may visit today, Wednesday, from 4 to 8 p.m. Entombment will be in the mausoleum at Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. At her request, please no flowers. For directions and guest book www.vazzafunerals.com.

Vincent Lauletta

Of Revere, formerly of East Boston

Vincent “Jimmy” Lauletta of Revere, formerly of East Boston, died on June 30.

A US Navy veteran of World War II, he was the beloved husband of the late Kathleen “Kay” “Agnes” (Armstrong) Lauletta with whom he shared 61 years of marriage, the loving father of Anthony Lauletta, Sr. and his wife, Rosemarie of Revere and Robert Lauletta and his wife, Estelle of East Boston; dear brother of Carmella Sasso of East Boston, Netta Festa of Everett, Anthony Lauletta of Revere and the late Mary Middleton and Benjamin Lauletta; cherished grandfather of Michael and Anthony Lauletta, Jr., and great-grandfather of Brianna and Michael.

His Funeral will be held from Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, 262 Beach Street, Revere, today, Wednesday at 9 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Anthony’s Church, Revere at 10 a.m. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. For directions and guest book, www.vazzafunerals.com.

George Donovan

Attorney

George Donovan of East Boston and Hull, died June 12, 2011 in County Tipperary, Ireland. He was 83 years old.

An attorney in Boston and the South Shore, he was best known for his representation of the family of Chad Green which prompted international media coverage. He was the youngest son of Daniel J. Donovan, 1st International Vice President of the International Longshoremen’s Association. Having attended Boston College High School, Boston College, and Boston College Law, he was one of the few “triple eagles”. He returned to his grandparent’s homeland and spent the last 15 years in County Tipperary. He was a longtime member of AA.

He is survived by his brother, Daniel Donovan, Jr., his children, George Donovan, Jayne Bowers, Douglas Donovan, Maria Donovan, Sean Donovan, and Breda Donovan, 10 grandchildren and his loving ex-wife, Phyllis.

Dorothy Bishop

Somerville resident

Dorothy A. Bishop of Somerville died on July 1.

She was the beloved daughter of the late Bernard and Maude (Daley) Bishop; loving sister of M. George Bishop and his wife, Joan of Somerville, Helen Lawrence and Betty Luciano, both of Stoneham, Robert Bishop of California and the late Paul and Jeanette Bishop, Pauline Mitchell and Florence Finn. She is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.

Her Funeral procession will be held from the George L. Doherty Funeral Home, 855 Broadway (Powder House Sq), Somerville today, Wednesday, at 10 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Ann Church at 11 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited.  Burial will be in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. Memorial donations may be made to St. Ann Building Fund, 50 Thurston St.,. Somerville, MA 02145. For more information, visit dohertyfuneralservice com.

Mary Reid

Chelsea resident

Mary H. ( Buckley) Reid of Chelsea, formerly of Somerville, died on June 30.

The beloved wife of Joseph R. Reid with whom she shared 40 years of marriage, she was the loving mother of Shawna Holden and her husband, Severiano, Christine Reid and her companion, Daniel MacDonald, all of Chelsea, Michael Reid of East Boston and the late Kevin Buckley; dear sister of John Buckley and his wife, Patricia of Gloucester; cherished grandmother of Melissa and Erica Buckley, Kevin and Cody DiGaetano, Daniel, Cameron and Christina MacDonald and great grandchildren Eilyna and Franklin Juarez  and Ricardo Pagan Jr.; fond aunt to many nieces and nephews.

Her Funeral will be held from Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, 262 Beach Street, Revere today, Wednesday, at 10 a.m. followed by a service in the Funeral Home’s Chapel of the Resurrection at 11 a.m. Burial will be in Puritan Lawn Cemetery Peabody. For directions and guest book: www.vazzafunerals.com.

James Marcella

Former East Boston resident

James “Marcy” Marcella, formerly of East Boston, died on June 28 at the Whidden Memorial Hospital after a long illness.

He was the son of the late Theresa and James Marcella of East Boston and has been a resident of East Point Nursing Home in Chelsea for the past several years.

He leaves two sons, James of New Hampshire and Brian of Florida. He was the beloved brother of Geraldine Weimert and her husband, Jack and Marie Matarese, all of Revere and John Marcella and his wife, Domenica of Woburn; four grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. He was the dear friend of Ralph Scarpa.

A private funeral will be held in his memory with arrangements by Vazza Funeral Home, Revere.

Eugene McDonald

Of New Hampshire, formerly of East Boston

Eugene J. “Gene” McDonald of Derry, NH, formerly of East Boston, died suddenly on June 26. He was 49 years old.

A past member of the Salesian Boys and Girls Club, he was a graduate of East Boston High School, Class of 1981, and Captain of the Baseball and Basketball Teams.

He was the loving son of the late Joseph and Antonetta (Capezzuto) Lunetta; the cherished father of Alicia Opidee of Revere and Christopher McDonald of Derry NH; dear brother of Peggy Rivera and her companion, Robert Rella of Nashua and Alexandra Eaton of Marshfield; devoted companion of Rebecca McFadden of Derry, NH and is also survived by many loving aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Ruggiero Memorial Home, East Boston. For more information or to send an online condolence, please visit www.ruggieromh.com.

William Celona

Past member of Painters Union Local 35

William D. “Billy” Celona of East Boston died suddenly on June 25. He was 32 years old.

A past member of the Painters Union Local 35, he was the loving son of Karen Cummings of East Boston and the late William Celona; devoted brother of Marie Celona and her fiancé, William Newhook, both of Salem and Caron Celona of East Boston; cherished uncle of Alanna Newhook; adored grandson of Marion Cummings of East Boston, Cameron Cummings of Florida, Rose Celona of East Boston and the late Frank Celona; former husband of Kristen Zampanti of Winthrop and is also survived by many loving aunts, uncles and cousins.

Funeral arrangements were by the Ruggiero Mazzarella Memorial Home, East Boston. For more information or to send the family an online condolence: www.ruggieromh.com.

Ruth Griffin

Of Winthrop, formerly of Chelsea

Ruth E. Griffin of Winthrop, formerly of Chelsea, died on June 24.

She was the loving daughter of the late Carlton and Claire (Stoddard) Crapo; beloved companion of Anthony Marotta of Winthrop; dear sister of Paula DeAngelico of East Boston, Douglas A. Crapo of Winthrop, Jane E. Crapo of East Boston and the late Carlton A. Jr and Russell E. Crapo. She is also survived by many adored nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to No. Shore & Greater Boston Hospice, 75 Sylvan St., Danvers, MA. Arrangements were under the personal care of Ruggiero Mazzarella Memorial Home East Boston 617 569 0990. For more information or to send her family an online condolence: www.ruggieromh.com.

M. Mark Johnson

Master Carpenter

M. Mark Johnson of Winthrop died on June 26 after a brief illness. He was 71 years old.

Born in Winthrop, the son of the late Helen (Jacobs) and Melvin Johnson, he was a life long Winthrop resident.

He was a graduate of the Voke Vocational School and was employed as a master carpenter at the Boston Naval Shipyard working for the Dept. of the Interior and the Eastman Gelatin Kodak. He was a member of the Cottage Park Yacht Club and served in the US Marines during the Vietnam Era.

The beloved husband of Marilyn C. (Martell), he was the devoted father of Sandra A. and Peter Moll of Hanover and Eric and Eileen Johnson of Winthrop; dear brother of Hope Smith of New Hampshire and loving grandfather of Catherine, Jillian and Mark.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Ernest P. Caggiano & Son – O’Maley Funeral Home, Winthrop. For the online guest book go to: www.caggianofuneralhome.com.

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