Obituaries 08-24-2011

August 24, 2011
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Sabino ‘Sammy’ Recchia

Soccer enthusiast, member of Bricklayers and Allied Craftsman’s Union, Local 3

Sabino “Sammy” Recchia of Revere, formerly of East Boston, died unexpectedly on August 19. He was 68 years old.

Born in 1942, he grew up in Bari, Italy and he and his family moved to the United States in 1960. He was a master in masonry with much of his work displayed throughout Revere and all of the Greater Boston area.

He had a passion for soccer, which was evident in his earlier years as an avid player and later as a dedicated viewer of his favorite team, The Napoli. But his utmost enjoyment was to spend as much time as possible with his family. His bigger than life personality and never ending generosity made him well-known throughout the community. He touched the lives of so many and will be immensely missed by everyone.

A member of the Bricklayers and Allied Craftsmen Local 3, he was the beloved husband of Barbara ( Vinagro) Recchia with whom she shared 45 years of marriage, the devoted father of four daughters, Diana Moffett and her husband, Lloyd of Newburyport, Marisa DiGiovanni and her husband, Arthur of Marblehead, Marygrace Brown and her husband, Warren of Bradford and Jennifer Boyd and her husband, William of Revere; dear brother of Maria Turturro of East Boston and Domenico Recchia of Revere; cherished grandfather of Nicholas, Alexandra, Madison and Olivia DiGiovanni and Dylan Brown; son of Teresa (Lenoci) Recchia of East Boston and the late Francesco Recchia and loving uncle to many nieces and nephews.

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 the Immaculate Conception Church, Revere at 10:30 a.m. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. Remembrances may be made in his name to the American Heart Association, 20 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701. For directions and guest book: www.vazzafunerals.com.

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Sebastiana ‘Anna’ Leo

East Boston resident

Sebastiana “Anna” (Salamanca) Leo of East Boston died on August 20.

She was the beloved wife of the late Rocco Leo; devoted mother of Edith “Edy” Farago of Dorchester, Vincent “Jimmy” Leo and his wife, Vivan of Winthrop and the late Paul Leo; cherished grandmother of Billy and Rico Farago; dear sister of the late Mary Santangelo, Anthony, Manuel, Peter and Grace Salamanca and 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 Thursday, August 25 at 9 a.m. with a Mass of Christian Burial in celebration of her life in St. John the Evangelist Church, Winthrop Street, Winthrop  at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited. Visiting hours are today, Wednesday, from 4 to 8 p.m. In honoring Mrs. Leo, memorial donations may be to St John ‘s Church, 320 Winthrop St., Winthrop or to Sacred Heart Church, 303 Paris St., East Boston. For complimentary transportation to and from the Funeral Home, please call 617-569-0990. The service will conclude with Mrs. Leo being laid to rest with her husband and son, Paul, in Woodlawn Cemetery. May they rest in peace. For more information or to send the Leo family an online condolence: www.ruggieromh.com

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Dorothy Pescione

Stoneham resident

Dorothy ‘Dottie’ (Scaramella) Pescione of Stoneham died on August 20. She was 85 years old.

A former Stoneham crossing guard, she was the beloved wife of Armand Pescione, Sr., the devoted mother of Armand Pescione, Jr. of Boston and Joyce Daniels and her husband, Marshall of Methuen; cherished grandmother of Jennifer Ameen and her husband, Michael, Marshall Daniels, Jr. and Amanda Daniels, all of Methuen; loving great grandmother of Michael Joseph Ameen; dear sister of Ralph Scaramella and the late Madeline Greco, Rita Cericola, Flora Kimball, Virginia D’Angelo and Marie Danielson. She is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews. She was the daughter of the late Vincent Scaramella and Flora (Godien) Scaramella.

Her Funeral will be held from the Barile Family Funeral Home, 482 Main St. (Route 28) Stoneham today, Wednesday, at 8 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass celebrating her Eternal Life in St. Patrick Church, 71 Central St., Stoneham at 9 a.m. Burial will be in Lindenwood Cemetery, Stoneham. To send a memorial condolence: www.barilefuneral.com

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Joseph ‘Joey’ Yourawski

Revere resident

Joseph J. “Joey” Yourawski of Revere died on August 14 after a long illness.

He was the loving father of Joseph O’Connell of Somerville and Cara Finocchio and her husband, Anthony of Revere; beloved son of the late Walter and Caroline (Sasso) Yourawski; dear brother of Thomas and Louella Yourawski of Revere, Walter Yourawski and his wife, Cerie and Karen Stoico, all of Peabody and the late Kevin Yourawski and Sandra Yourawski; cherished grandfather of Dylan and Colin Finocchio; beloved uncle of Robby, Caroline and Julian Yourawski and Michael, Nicole and Courtney Stoico, all of Peabody, Jay Yourawski of Florida, Paul Cambria of Peabody and Ronny Cambria of Lynn.

Funeral arrangements were by Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, Revere. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. For guestbook: www.vazzafunerals.com

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Michael Slattery

Retired MBTA Mechanic

Michael B. Slattery of Dunnellon, Florida died on August 11 at the Munroe Regional Medical Center in Ocala, Florida after a brief illness. He was 65 years old.

Born in Malden, he was a resident of Malden and Everett until moving to Florida nine years ago, A US Army veteran, for more than 30 years, until his retirement, he worked as a mechanic for the MBTA.

He was the devoted husband of Patricia (Mayhew); beloved father of Michael Slattery and his wife, Jessica of New Haven, CT, Keith Slattery and his wife, Kelly of Melrose and Jason Slattery and his wife, Stephanie of Malden; brother of John Slattery of Malden, Terrance Slattery of East Boston, Mary Slattery of Malden and the late Francis Slattery and Noreen Martorana; cherished grandfather of Finn, Ingrid, William, Megan and Brianne. He is also lovingly survived by many nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Carroll Funeral Home, Malden. Burial was at Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. Expressions of sympathy in his name may be made to the Massachusetts Humane Society, P.O. Box 890127, E. Weymouth, MA 02189 or at www.masshumane.org. To send a message of condolence to his family, please visit www.smithfuneralhomes

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Lorraine deAngelis

Of Saugus, formerly of East Boston

Lorraine A. (Souza) deAngelis of Saugus, formerly of East Boston, died on August 16.

She was the wife of the late Ralph G. deAngelis; loving mother of Stephen deAngelis of Rowley, Christine deAngelis of Alabama, Lori DiFraia of Woburn and Michael deAngelis of Haverhill; sister of William Souza of Danvers. She was also the sister of three late brothers one late sister and the grandmother of six grandchilren.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Bisbee-Porcella Funeral Home, Saugus. Burial was in Riverside Cemetery, Saugus. Memorial donations may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 300 Congress St., 5th Floor, Boston, MA 02210. For condolences: www.BisbeePorcella.com.

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Barbara Alves

Revere resident

Barbara A. (DeMont) Alves of Revere died in Largo, Florida on August 16.

She was the beloved wife of the late Anthony Alves, Sr.; loving mother of Anthony Alves, Jr. and his wife, Dee of East Boston, Patti Deeran and her husband, Sean Sr. of Largo, FL, Barbie Ferris and her husband, Thomas III of Revere; cherished grandmother of six grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren. She is also survived by three brothers, three sisters and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Porcella Funeral Home, Revere. Burial was at Puritan Lawn Memorial Park, Peabody. Memorial donations may be made to Suncoast Hospice, 5771 Roosevelt Blvd., Clearwater, FL, 33760. For condolences: www.BisbeePorcella.com

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Michael Slattery

Retired MBTA Mechanic

Michael B. Slattery of Dunnellon, Florida died on August 11 at the Munroe Regional Medical Center in Ocala, Florida after a brief illness. He was 65 years old.

Born in Malden, he was a resident of Malden and Everett until moving to Florida nine years ago, A US Army veteran, for more than 30 years, until his retirement, he worked as a mechanic for the MBTA.

He was the devoted husband of Patricia (Mayhew); beloved father of Michael Slattery and his wife, Jessica of New Haven, CT, Keith Slattery and his wife, Kelly of Melrose and Jason Slattery and his wife, Stephanie of Malden; brother of John Slattery of Malden, Terrance Slattery of East Boston, Mary Slattery of Malden and the late Francis Slattery and Noreen Martorana; cherished grandfather of Finn, Ingrid, William, Megan and Brianne. He is also lovingly survived by many nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Carroll Funeral Home, Malden. Burial was at Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. Expressions of sympathy in his name may be made to the Massachusetts Humane Society, P.O. Box 890127, E. Weymouth, MA 02189 or at www.masshumane.org. To send a message of condolence to his family, please visit www.smithfuneralhomes

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Lena O’Neil

Of Swampscott, formerly of East Boston

Lena (Malagrifa) O’Neil of Swampscott, formerly of East Boston, died on August 22. She was in her 94th year.

She was the beloved wife of the late Arthur F. O’Neil; loving mother of Richard O’Neil and his wife, Eleanor, Arthur O’Neil Jr. and his wife, Dolly and Maureen Bolognese and her husband, Ottavio, all of Swampscott; dear sister of Lucia Ferullo of East Boston, Olga Russo of Swampscott, Mary Wolthausen of California and Albert Malagrifa of Lynn; cherished grandmother of eight grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren.

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, Swampscott at 11:30 a.m. Family and friends may visit today, Wednesday, from 4 to 8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may made in her name to Hospice of the North Shore, 75 Sylvan St., Danvers, MA 01323. For guest book and directions www.vazzafunerals.com

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Joseph Fiore

Beachmont resident

Joseph Fiore of Beachmont Revere died on August 15.

He was the cherished son of Lena (Serino) Fiore of Revere and the late Vincent P. Fiore; loving brother of Domenic Fiore and Stephen Fiore, both of Revere, Angela Fiore of Peabody and the late James Fiore; brother in law of Sylvia Fiore of Woburn; dear uncle of Tayla, Stephen, Nicole Fiore and Brian and James Foster and he also leaves his grand niece, Desiree Fiore.

Funeral arrangements were by Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, Revere. Burial was in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. For guest book, www.vazzafunerals.com

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Ruth Gallagher

Retired Secretary

Ruth A. (Higgins) Gallagher  of Winthrop died at home surrounded by her loving family on August 15. She was 93 years old.

Prior to her retirement, Mrs. Gallagher worked as a secretary for Sears & Roebuck.

She was born in Boston, the daughter of the late George and Lillian (Shannon) Higgins and was the beloved mother of James Gallagher and his wife, Patricia of Winthrop; cherished grandmother of James Gallagher and his wife, Margot of East Boston and Sean Gallagher and his wife, Julie of Winthrop;  the dear great grandmother of Emma Ann and Liam Richard Gallagher. She is also survived by her son Paul Gallagher.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Maurice W. Kirby Funeral Home, Winthrop. Burial was in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. Memorial remembrances may be made to the Winthrop Senior Center, 35 Harvard St., Winthrop, Ma 02152, or the charity of your choice. For guestbook: www.mauricekirbyfh.com.

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