David ‘Davie’ Carrozza
East Boston resident
David “Davie” Carrozza of East Boston died on October 8.
A late member of the Allied Craftsmen Union Local #3 and a US Navy veteran of World War II, he was the beloved husband of the late Arline C. (Goulart) ) Carrozza with whom he shared 46 years of marriage; loving father of Marline Porix of East Boston, Donna Rego and her husband, James of Florida and Eleanor Partee and her husband, Timothy of Middleton and Debra Carrozza Fernandes of East Boston; dear brother of Mildred Rodriguez of Revere, Frances DiPlacido of Florida, Nicholas Carrozza of Wilmington and the late Sandra Russo, Lena Incerto,, Bridget Pisano, Meco, Leo, Ralph, John “Panco” and Enrico “Eastigo” Carrozza; cherished grandfather of Monique Nestor, Nicholas and John Mastromarino, Timothy and Lianna Partee and great grandfather of four.
His Funeral will be from Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, 262 Beach Street, Revere Thursday morning at 10:30 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Anthony’s Church. Revere at 11 a.m. Family and friends may visit Thursday from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery. For directions and guest book. www.vazzafunerals.com.
Of Saugus, formerly of East Boston
Gloria J. (Giannoccaro) Manning of Saugus, formerly of East Boston, died on October 9.
The beloved wife of the late William F. Manning, she was the loving mother of Robert Manning and his wife, Elizabeth of Winthrop, Craig Manning and his wife, Karen of North Carolina, David Manning and his wife, Leslie of New Hampshire and Keith Manning of Saugus; cherished grandmother of eight grandchildren; dear sister of Lola Mayo of Winthrop and the late Florence, Antonio, Romeo and John Giannoccaro, Lillian Danna, Josephine Ryder and Ann Graves.
Her Funeral will be from the Bisbee-Porcella Funeral Home, 549 Lincoln Ave, Saugus on Friday at 9:30 a.m. followed by a funeral mass at the Blessed Sacrament Church, 14 Summer St, Saugus at 10:30 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited. Visiting hours are Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. For directions and condolences www.BisbeePorcella.com.
John Michael Kretas
John Michael Kretas of Jacksonville, Florida died on October 3 at Baptist Medical Center South. He was 62 years old.
He was born on July 29, 1949 in Boston to John and Leanora (D’Ambrosio) Kretas and proudly served in the US Army with the Special Forces. He attended the First Assembly of God in Orange Park and enjoyed sailing, golfing, and walking the beaches with his loving wife, Daisy Kretas, who survives him.
Additional survivors include his children: John Michael Kretas, Jr., Laurie Anne Kretas, Amy Danielle Kretas (Richard Higgins) and Matthew Robert Kretas (Melanie); his mother, Leanora Kretas; his brothers, George A. Kretas (Maria); and Paul R. Kretas (Elaine); his grandchildren, Sarah, Jacy, Sarena and Ava Kretas and Leah and Sullivan Higgins; and his step sons, Zachary and Patrick Huffman. He was preceded in death by his father, John Kretas.
Graveside Funeral Services were held at the Jacksonville National Cemetery, Jacksonville, FL. Memorial donations may be made to the First Assembly of God Orange Park, 1324 Kingsley Ave., Orange Park, FL 32073. Arrangements were under the care and direction of Hardage-Giddens Funeral Home of Mandarin, 11801 San Jose Blvd. Jacksonville, FL 32223.
Kimberly D. (Orchard) Ferraro of Everett, formerly of Revere, died on October 6.
The cherished daughter of the late Alfred and Roberta (Mugford) Orchard, she was the loving sister of Robert Orchard of North Carolina, George Orchard of New Hampshire, and Kristin Orchard of Medford and fond aunt of many nieces and nephews.
For guestbook www.vazzafunerals.com. Arrangements were entrusted to Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, Revere.
Worked for the US Postal Service
Louise H. ( Brackett) Vignoli of East Boston died on October 8.
A late employee of the US Postal Service C F S Unit, she was the beloved wife of more than 60 years to Paul J Vignoli, Sr., the devoted mother of Paul J. Jr. of East Boston, Ellen Vignoli, Jeanne McCaldon and her husband, David, Laura Paladino and her husband, John, all of Melrose; dear sister of Robert A Brackett of Belmont; cherished Nana of Allison, Gianna, Emma, Mia, Zachary and Anthony. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews.
Her Funeral will be held from the Ruggiero Mazzarella Memorial Home, 971 Saratoga St. (Orient Heights) East Boston today, Wednesday, October 12 at 9 a.m. with a Mass of Christian Burial in celebration of her life in St Joseph St Lazarus Church, Ashley Street, East Boston at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited. Burial will be in Holy Cross Cemetery.
Former Proprietor of Vincent’s Barber Shop in Arlington
Vincenzo “Vincent” Coluccio of Saugus, formerly of East Boston and Revere, died on October 8 surrounded by his family. He was 74 years old.
The former proprietor of Vincent’s Barber Shop in Arlington, he was the beloved husband of Rosa (Palermo) Coluccio with whom he shared 48 years of marriage; loving father of Rocco Coluccio and his wife, Gayle and Teresina Fazzolari and her husband, Frank, all of Saugus; cherished son of the late Rocco and Maria (Mesiti) Coluccio; dear brother of Domenico, Cosimo and Gino Coluccio of Italy and the late Giuseppe Coluccio; adored grandfather of Vincenzo, Joseph and Anthony Fazzolari and Nicole and Vincent Coluccio, his sisters in law, Lina Fazzolari and her husband, Vincenzo, Marianna Palermo and her late husband, Vincenzo, Adele Scrivo and her husband, Salvatore, Pasquale Palermo and Adolfo Palermo and his wife, Darsie and many other relatives, nieces, nephews, dear friends and long-time customers.
Funeral arrangements were by Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, Revere. Entombment was in Woodlawn Cemetery. For directions and guestbook: www.vazzafunerals.com.
Owned Logan Sportswear
Frank Capaldo of Melrose, formerly of East Boston, died on October 6.
The late proprietor of Logan Sportswear, Orient Heights East Boston, he was the beloved husband of Josephine (Cogliano); loving father of Pat Capaldo and his wife, Pina of Montreal, Canada, Gina DesRosier and her husband, David of Revere, Michael Capaldo and his wife, Lisa of Melrose and the late Anthony “Tony”; dear brother of Albert Capaldi and Flora Flamenco, both of Revere and Anthony Capaldo of Taunton. He is also survived by seven loving grandchildren.
Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, Revere. Burial was in Wyoming Cemetery, Melrose. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Diabetes Association, Boston Office, 330 Congress St., 5th Floor, Boston, Ma. 02210. For guestbook: www.vazzafunerals.com.
East Boston resident
Anna A. (Minerva) Crosby of East Boston died on October 3.
She was the beloved wife of the late John A. Crosby with whom she shared 35 years of marriage; loving mother of Carol Ann Cinelli and Laura Mero and her husband, Leonard, all of East Boston; dear sister of Yola Cinseruli of Winthrop, Ida Lauletta of Revere and the late Angelina Castriotta, Marie DeCino, Joseph and Nicholas Minerva; cherished grandmother of Carolyn Norton and Marisa Puppo and great grandmother of Jonathon, Hailey, Justin and Jeremy.
Funeral arrangements were by Vazza “Beechwood” Funeral Home. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. For guestbook: www.vazzafunerals.com.
Of Peabody, formerly of East Boston
Beatrice F. (Laidlaw) Austin, of Peabody, formerly of East Boston, died on October 6. She was 91 years old.
She was the beloved wife of the late Michael J. Austin Sr., mother of Beatrice Leo and her husband, Donald of Florida, Judith Santoro and her husband, Richard of Winthrop, Patti Maruzzi and her husband, Steve of Peabody and the late Michael J. Austin Jr.; beloved Nana of Alyssa and Meghan Santoro, Steven and Michael Maruzzi and Lisa Austin; sister of Mildred Walsh of Bellingham and the late Frederick, Walter and Irene Laidlaw, Loretta and Lillian Bottelson and Gladys McGrath She is also survived by four great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Magrath Funeral Home, East Boston. Burial was in Holy Cross Cemetery. Donations in her memory to Hospice of the North Shore & Greater Boston, 75 Sylvan St., Suite B-102, Danvers 01923 would be appreciated. MagrathFuneralHome.com.
Of Revere, formerly of East Boston
Thomas J. Amoroso of Revere, formerly of East Boston, died on October 8.
A US Army veteran of the Korean War, he was the beloved husband of Diane (Vassallo) Amoroso with whom he shared 54 years of marriage; loving father of Anne Hotchkiss and her husband, Malcolm of Revere, Attorney Thomas Amoroso and his wife, Tami of Rowley, Corinne DiSciscio and her husband, Carmine of Saugus and Michelle DeLuties and her husband, Derrick of Lynnfield; dear brother of the late Anthony and John Amoroso; cherished grandfather of Amanda, Thomas and Brendan Hotchkiss, Taylor, Alexander, and Tessa Amoroso, Anthony and Alyssa DiSciscio and Devin and Gavin DeLuties.
Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, Revere. Remembrances may be made to the Kaplan Family Hospice House, 78 Liberty Street, Danvers, MA 01923.For guestbook www.vazzafunerals.com.
Of East Boston, formerly of Ireland
Agnes Curry of East Boston, formerly of County Sligo, Ireland, died on October 7. She was in her 94th year.
The beloved daughter of the late Bridget (Feeney) and James Curry, she was the sister of the late Bridget Ryan, Mary Ellen, Michael James, Annie Elizabeth, John Andrew, Patrick Joseph, Margaret and Thomas Curry; sister-in-law of Margaret Currid; cousin of Mary Currid, aunt of many nieces and nephews and special friend of Mary Cahalane of East Boston.
Her Funeral will be held from the Magrath Funeral Home, 325 Chelsea St (at Day Square) East Boston, today, Wednesday, at 9 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in the Sacred Heart Church at 10 o’clock. Relatives and friends are invited. Burial will be in Holy Cross Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory to the Activities Fund at Don Orione Home, 111 Orient Ave., East Boston 02128 would be appreciated. MagrathFuneralHome.com.
Joseph Raymond Benitez, Sr.
Joseph Raymond Benitez, Sr. of East Boston died on October 5.
A US Army Sergeant Major who served during the Korean Conflict and the Vietnam War; he received two Bronze Medals and the Joint Service Commendation Medal.
The beloved son of the late Ramon Benitez and Mercedes Mordaunt, he was the loving husband of Margaret (Panto) Benitez, treasured father of Joseph Raymond Benitez, Jr of East Boston and the late Mercedes Anne Benitez; precious grandfather of Brittany Marie Forlizzi and Christina Lynn Kjersgard and dear brother of the late Fielicity Ventura and Mildred Hicks. He is also survived by his loving nephew Pierce J. Power.
Funeral arrangements were by the Rapino Memorial Home, East Boston. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. For online condolences www.rapinomemorialhome.com.
East Boston resident
James J. Cantwell of East Boston, formerly of Brighton, died on October 4.
He was the devoted son of the late James T. and Mary C. (Glynn) Cantwell; brother of Jean Marie Horton of Jacksonville, FL and Judith A. Cantwell of Birmingham, Alabama.
Burial was in St. Joseph Cemetery, West Roxbury with arrangements by Lehman Reen & McNamara Funeral Home, Brighton. For guest book, please visit: www.lehmanreen.com.
Karen P. D’Amico-White of Winthrop, formerly of East Boston, died on October 3.
The beloved mother of Lisa and Robert D’Amico of Winthrop, she was the former wife of Robert D’Amico of New Hampshire and most loving grandmother of Skyla Marie.
Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, Revere. For guest book: www.vazzafunerals.com.
Of The North End, formerly of East Boston
Catena “Tina” Pellegrino of the North End, formerly of East Boston, died on October 4.
She was the beloved wife of the late Joseph Pellegrino; loving mother of Anthony Pellegrino of Dorchester, Joseph Pellegrino of Ft. Lauderdale, FL and Nancy Pellegrino of Woburn; cherished grandmother of Tina, Jessie, Anthony, Sam, Joseph, Maryann, Casey and Bianca and great-grandmother of Caleb and Gianna; dear sister of the late Marion Murphy and is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.
Funeral arrangements were by the Rapino Memorial Home, East Boston. Burial was in the Massachusetts National Cemetery, Bourne. To leave online condolences visit www.rapinomemorialhome.com.
Longtime Legal Advocate for Mass Office on Disabilities
Phyllis J. Mitchell of Revere died on October 4.
A Legal Advocate for the Mass Office on Disabilities for over 20 years; she was a graduate of Emerson College and was featured on WBZ’s Hometown Hero.
She was the beloved daughter of the late Dewey and Evelyn (Moscatelli) Mitchell; loving sister of Barbara Anecone of Burlington, Robert Mitchell of Gray, TN, Carol Sisak of Nashua, NH and Judy Brown of Revere and is also survived by many loving nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Funeral arrangements were by the Rapino Memorial Home, East Boston. Entombment was in St. Michael Cemetery Mausoleum, Roslindale. Memorial donations may be made to: The Seeing Eye, 10 Washington Valley Road, Morristown, NJ 07960-3412 or Perkins School for the Blind, Perkins Trust Office, 175 North Beacon St., Watertown, MA 02472. For online condolences please visit www.rapinomemorialhome.com.
Cynthia M. (Foote) Hallissy of Melrose died on October 4.
A former member of Mount St. Mary’s Abbey Trappistine Nuns. (O.C.S.O.), she was the devoted wife of Daniel R. Hallissy with whom she shared 45 years of marriage; beloved mother of Daniel J. Hallissy of Melrose; dear sister of Ethel Cadaro of Revere and the late Beverly Robinson and Leonard Foote. She is also survived by several nieces and nephews.
Funeral arrangements were by the Robinson Funeral Home, Melrose. Burial was in Wyoming Cemetery, Melrose. For online tribute or to share a memory, visit RobinsonFuneralHome.com.