Obituaries 07-27-2011

July 27, 2011
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Marion Parsons

East Boston resident

Marion L. (Noble) Parsons of East Boston died on July 23.

She was the beloved wife of the late Robert W. Parsons; mother of Roberta Hunter of Revere; grandmother of Virgina Gannon, Butch Hunter and Deborah Raso; sister of the late Doris Winn, Virginia, Thomas and Harry Noble. She is also survived by seven great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.

Her Funeral Service will be held in the Magrath Funeral Home, 325 Chelsea St. (at Day Sq.), East Boston today, Wednesday morning at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited.  Burial will be in Puritan Lawn Memorial Park.

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Linda Izzo

Of Revere, formerly of East Boston

Linda J. (Dulcetta) Izzo of Revere, formerly of East Boston, died on July 25.

She was the devoted wife and best friend of 45 years to Joseph J. Izzo; daughter of the late Ralph and Muriel Dulcetta; adored mother of Lynann and Carl Cotulli of Franklin, Kim and Bruce Alba of Saugus, Kourtney and Michael Casoli of Wakefield, Mary Izzo and Hal Parker of Danvers and Katie-Ann Izzo of Revere; sister of Janice Tritto and Lori Opidee. She is also survived by 10 grandchildren, one great-grandson, many sisters and brothers-in-law, nieces and nephews.

Her Funeral will be held from the Magrath Funeral Home, 325 Chelsea St. (at Day Sq.) East Boston on Thursday morning at 10 followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Anthony’s Church at 11 o’clock. Relatives and friends are invited. Visiting hours are today, Wednesday, from 4 to 8 p.m. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery. MagrathFuneralHome.com.

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Nicholas Giasullo

Mass. State DPW retiree

Nicholas A. “Uncle Nick” Giasullo of Winthrop, formerly of East Boston, died on July 23.

A US Army Air Corps veteran of World War II, he retired from the Commonwealth of Mass D.P.W. after 42 years of service and was a former member of the Orient Heights Yacht Club and K of C Valladolid Council 70.

He was the beloved husband of Mary (Usseglio) Giasullo with whom he shared 61 years of marriage; loving brother of James Giasullo and his wife, Patricia of Tewksbury, Ellie Bowker of Ipswich and her late husband, James, Marie Martin and her husband, Albert of Florida and the late Joanne Zammit; adored uncle of many nieces and nephews and two great nieces. He is also survived by many dear friends to whom we give our heartfelt thanks for all their prayers and support through his long ordeal.

His 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 St. John the Evangelist Church, Winthrop at 10 a.m.  Burial will be in the family plot at Woodlawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Winthrop Senior Center, 35 Harvard St., Winthrop, MA 02151. For directions and guestbook: www.vazzafunerals.com.

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Angelo DeBole

Retired Con Rail Railroad Manager

Angelo R. DeBole of Revere, formerly of East Boston, died at home on July 22. He was 86 years old.

A US Coast Guard veteran of World War II, he was a  member of the Beachmont VFW and a retired railroad manager for Con Rail.

He was the beloved husband of the late Mildred (Noftel); devoted father of the late Leo DeBole and his surviving wife, Bette; loving grandfather of Robert DeBole and his wife, Jeanine of Revere and Leslie Bertini and her husband, Eugene of East Boston.

Funeral arrangements were by The Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, Revere.  Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery.

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Theresa Mastrangelo

Of Danvers, formerly of East Boston

Theresa M. “Terry” (Baldassaro) Mastrangelo of Danvers, formerly of East Boston, died on July 23. She was 62 years old.

She was the beloved wife of more than 40 years to Thomas R.; devoted mother of Jeffrey and Eric of Danvers; loving daughter of the late Henry “Gary” and Jennie (Saladino) Baldassaro; cherished sister of Joan Merino of Peabody, Ann Nastasia of East Boston and Lona Ruggiero and her husband, George of Tewksbury; dear sister in law of Joseph Mastrangelo of Winthrop, Mary Ann McCarthy and her husband, James of Weston and is also survived by many fond nieces and nephews.

Her Funeral will be held from the Ruggiero Mazzarella Memorial Home, 971 Saratoga St. (Orient Heights) East Boston today, Wednesday, July 27 at 9 a.m. with a Mass of Christian Burial in Celebration of her life in St. Joseph St. Lazarus Church, Ashley Street at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited. Burial will be in Newton Cemetery. To send her family an online condolence: www.ruggieromh.com.

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Thomas Carmen Sarro

East Boston resident

Thomas Carmen “Tommy” Sarro of East Boston died on July 21. He was 29 years old.

He was the cherished son of Elizabeth “Liz” (Mazzarini) and her Fiance’ Michael Campbell of East Boston and Thomas A. Sarro and his wife Janet (Pasquarello) of Medford; adored grandson of Louis Mazzarini of East Boston and his late wife Elizabeth “Betty” (DeSimone) and Anna (Lacortilia) Sarro of Winthrop and the late Carmen “Sonny” Sarro; loving big brother of Timothy “Timmy” Sarro of Medford; dear stepbrother of Jenoya Roderick, Cassandra Campbell and Adam Picillo; dear uncle of Miles Roderick and is also survived by many loving aunts, uncles, cousins and friends and his Salem, MA 0211 Babe Ruth Champion Baseball Team “The Angels” whom he adored coaching.

Contributions may be made in his name to the Make A Wish Foundation, 4742 N. 24th Street, Suite 400, Phoenix, AZ 85016. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, Revere. For guest book: www.vazzafunerals.com.

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Grace Watson

Lexington resident

Grace F. (Williams) Watson of Lexington died on July 21.

She was the wife of the late Paul Joseph Watson; mother of Sheila M. Watson and her husband, William Elk of Lexington, Paul Joseph Watson, Jr. and his wife, Patricia of Baltimore, MD, and Linda M. Watson of Massachusetts; sister of Bernice Dunn of Saugus, Francis Williams of Muskegan, MI, James Williams of Livonia, MI, James Carney of East Boston, and Paul Carney of Saugus. She is also survived by five grandchildren, Lisa, Rachael, and Jeremy Watson, and Andrew, Alissa, and Emma Elk, and by many nieces and nephews.

Her Funeral will be held from the Douglass Funeral Home, 51 Worthen Rd., Lexington, Saturday, August 6 at 9:30 am, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Bridgid Church, Lexington at 10:30 a.m. Entombment will be at Blue Hills Cemetery, Braintree. Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend. Visiting hours are Friday, August 5 from 4 to 8 p.m. Donations in her memory may be made to GRECC, C/O Bedford VA Hospital, 200 Springs Rd., Building 62AB, Bedford, MA 01730. Douglass Funeral Home Lexington 781-862-1800 www.douglassfh.com.

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Albert LaPorta

Worked for the MBTA

Albert LaPorta of Revere, formerly of East Boston, died on July 22 surrounded by his family.

An MBTA employee for more than 23 years, he was the beloved husband of Florence (Blengs) LaPorta with whom he shared 63 years of marriage, the loving father of Denise Wallace and Deborah Capobianco, all of Revere; dear brother of Helen Breault of East Boston and the late Louisa Pacitta, Margaret Cucchiello, Mary Poncia, Antoinetta Pepple, Connie Wilson, Michael, Frank and Anthony “Red” LaPorta; cherished grandfather of Stephanie Chianca, Stacey Wallace, Nicholas, Jaclyn and Jessica Capobianco and great grandfather of Gianna and Matthew Chianca.

Family and friends are invited to attend a Celebration of his Life today, Wednesday, from 4 to 8 p.m. with a service at 7:30 PM in the Chapel of the Resurrection in Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, 262 Beach Street, Revere. For directions and guest book: www.vazzafunerals.com.

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Grace Ann Alba

Stoneham resident

Grace Ann (DeMarco) Alba of Stoneham, formerly of Winchester, died on July 21.

She was the beloved wife of Richard A. Alba; loving mother of Darrin and his wife, Jeanne of Winchester and Deirdre Alba and her fiancé, Anthony Dantona of Melrose and the late Richard C. Alba; devoted daughter of Angela (Capozzi) DeMarco of East Boston and the late Pasquale DeMarco; dear sister of Carl DeMarco of East Boston; devoted grandmother of Tyler and Kendall Alba of Winchester.

A Funeral Mass will be held in St. Mary’s Church, 155 Washington St., Winchester on Thursday, July 28 at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend. Burial will be in Wildwood Cemetery, Winchester. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to Massachusetts General Hospital, Cancer Center/Cox Bldg. c/o Development Center, 165 Cambridge St.- Suite 600, Boston, MA 02114. To send a message of condolence visit www.costellofuneralhome.com.

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James Moccia 

Died recently

James R. Moccia, son of the late Edith (Di Mazio) and William Moccia, died on July 13.

He is survived by his wife, Barbara (Ascolillo); his sister, Anne Marie Moccia, his brother, Robert Moccia of Everett; his son James Moccia, Jr., of Salem, his daughter and son in-law, Sandra and Wayne Paradis of Port Orange, FL, his grandchildren, Jamie Orsini and Jannell and Jason Foster and his great grandson, Brendyn, of Wakefield.

An inurnment graveside service will be held on Saturday, July 30 at 9 a.m. at Fairview Cemetery, Hyde Park. Donations may be made to a charity of your choice.

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Mary Costigan 

Worked for Boston Veteran’s Services

Mary C. Costigan of Main Street, Winthrop died at home on July 15 after a brief illness. She was 82 years old.

Born in Winthrop, she was the beloved daughter of the late Mary (Coombs) and Bernard Costigan. She was a graduate of East Boston High School and moved to Winthrop more than 55 years ago. She worked as a fiduciary for the Veteran’s Services for the City of Boston for many years and was also a member of the Revere Moose and the Beachmont VFW.

She was the loving mother of Mary Ellen Brown and her husband, Donald of Hudson, NH, Bridget Doherty of Saugus, Dennis J. Doherty and his wife, Debra of Nashua, NH and the late Robert Doherty; dear sister of Elizabeth Garchinsky of Medford, Bernard Costigan of Winthrop, Thomas Costigan of Bristol, NH, Anna Marie Morelli of Lynnfield and the late Bridget Higgins and Winifred Hagerty. She is also survived by nine grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.

Funeral arrangements were by the Ernest P. Caggiano and Son-O’Maley Funeral Home, Winthrop. Burial was in Winthrop Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the MDS Foundation at mds-foundation.org. To sign her online guestbook go to www.caggianofuneralhome.com.

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Vincenzo Giuliano 

Of Revere, formerly of East Boston

Vincenzo Giuliano of Revere, formerly of East Boston, died on July 10.

He was the beloved husband of Annuniata (Parascandolo); loving son of the late Giuseppe and Maria (Brando Giuliano); cherished father of Joseph A. Giuliano and his wife, Wendi of Chelmsford, Maria Giuliano and her fiancée, Shawn Colman and Vincenza Leto and her husband, Massimiliano, all of Saugus, Lynda Coutier and her husband, Philip of Middleton and Anna D’India and her husband, Robert of Derry, NH. He is also survived by seven loving grandchildren.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, Revere. Entombment was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. For guest book: www.vazzafunerals.com.

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Susan Keohane 

MBTA and City of Boston retiree

Susan Keohane of Revere, formerly of Jeffries Poiint, East Boston, died on July 15 at the Massachusetts General Hospital after a long illness. She was 68 years old.

Born and raised in the Jeffries Point Section of East Boston, she lived there all her life until moving to Revere in 2003. She was a 1960 graduate of Fitton Catholic Girls High School of East Boston and retired as a clerk secretary for “The Ride – MBTA” in 2003. She previously worked as a Purchasing Agent for more than 20 years for the office of Robert G. Crane, Boston City Treasurer. For many years, she was an active member of the Jeffries Yacht Club of East Boston serving as treasurer and chief bartender.

She was the daughter of the late James J., Sr. and Josephine A. (Clericuzio) Keohane and sister of the late James J. “Beansie” Keohane, Jr.; devoted companion of Frank L. Stibolt, Jr. of Revere; cherished Godmother of Kara A. Pernice of East Falmouth. She is also lovingly survived by many cousins.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, Revere. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery. Remembrances may be made to the Home for Little Wanderers, Development Dept., 271 Huntington Ave., Boston, MA 02115-9849.

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Giovanna Falcucci 

Of Revere, formerly of the North End

Giovanna (Rinaldo) Falcucci of Revere, formerly of the North End of Boston, died on July 18 following a long illness at the Don Orione Nursing Center of East Boston. She was 81 years old.

A Revere resident for more than 25 years, she came to the United States from her native Naples, Italy in 1964, settled in Boston’s North End and the family moved to Revere in 1986. In 1992, Mrs. Falcucci retired frm Boston’s Garment District as a lead seamstress and designer. She had worked within the garment industry since her arrival in the USA.

She was the wife of the late Leonardo A., the cherished mother of Michael “Freddie” Falcucci and Archangelo Falcucci, both of Revere, Maria Grace Nicoloro and her husband, Peter of Cambridge, Phillip Falcucci of East Boston, Anthony P. Falcucci and his wife, Sheila and John Falcucci, all of Revere and Angela Sbordone of Boston’s North End and the late Carmela Falcucci who died in May of 2010. She is also lovingly survived by 14 grandchildren, two great grandchildren, a nephew, Nicholas Rinaldo of Avellino, Italy and several other nieces and nephews. She was the dear sister of the late Maria Antonia Rinaldo.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to The Vertuccio & Smith Home For Funerals, Revere. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett.

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John  Maglio 

East Boston resident

John J. “Lefty”Maglio of East Boston died on July 16. He was 84 years old.

He was the cherished son of the late Dominic and Raffaela (DeFillipo) Maglio; loving husband of Mary (Bosco) Maglio; beloved father of Carolyn Sforza and her husband, Frank and Doreen Gentry; loving grandfather of John J. DiCato, Jr. and Krista Lee Abeyta and great grandfather of Mariah Abeyta; loving brother of Millie DiBattista and the late Anthony Maglio and Connie Melcher. He is also survived by many loving nephews, nieces, and cousins.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Rapino Memorial Home, East Boston.

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Cono Frizzi, Jr. 

Of Melrose, formerly of East Boston

Cono “Connie” Frizzi, Jr. of Melrose, formerly of East Boston, died on July 17.

He was the beloved father of Luisa Victoria Frizzi and Julia M. Frizzi, both of Saugus and Marisa Frizzi Phillips of New Hampshire; loving son of Marie (Rizzuto) and the late Cono “Connie” Frizzi, Sr. of Melrose; dear brother of Maria Frizzi of Melrose and Anthony Frizzi of Revere; cherished uncle of Brianna Gorham and Cameron Gorham Jr. and long time friend of Luisa Ravida of Saugus. He is also survived by loving aunts, uncles and cousins.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to The Rapino Memorial Home, East Boston. Burial was in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. For online condolences please visit www.rapinomemorialhome.com.

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