Obituaries 11-09-2011

November 9, 2011
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Peter Lazzarino 

Worked for Boston Edison

Peter A. Lazzarino of Winthrop, formerly of East Boston and the North End, died on November 6.

A late employee of Boston Edison Co., he was the beloved husband of more than 40 years to Dolores (Payne)Lazzarino; devoted father of Nicholas Mustacchio and his wife, Lisa of East Boston, Warren Mustacchio and his wife, Anna of the North End of Boston and Jeanine Gaeta and her companion, Jonathan Markiewicz of East Boston; dear brother of Katherine Kenny of East Boston and the late Anna Testa and James Lazzarino; _cherished grandfather of Nicole, Michael, Gina, Gabriella, Nicholas and Nicholas and is also survived by many adored nieces and nephews.

His Funeral will be held from the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home, 971 Saratoga St. (Orient Heights) East Boston on Thursday, November 10 at 8:30 a.m. with a Mass of Christian Burial in Celebration of his Life in St. Leonard Church, Hanover Street, North End of Boston at 9:45 a.m. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited. Visiting hours are today, Wednesday, from 4 to 8 p.m. Burial will be in Winthrop Cemetery. 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.

Bertha DePalma 

East Boston resident

Bertha (Cohen) DePalma of East Boston died on November 6.

She was the beloved wife of the late Carmen De Palma; loving mother of Charlene Morelli and her late husband, Michael Sr, of Billerica, Joseph De Palma and his wife, Maureen of East Boston and William De Palma and his wife, Debra of Revere; cherished grandmother of Ginnine, Stacy, Michelle, Nicole, Christine, and Joanne; great-grandmother of Desiree, Gage, Olivia and Jonathan; dear sister of Rena Tarmy and her husband, William of N. Reading, the late Dorothy Porter, Saul Cohen and Jeanette Esposito.  She is also survived by many loving nieces, nephews and friends.

Her Funeral will be held from the Rapino Memorial Home, 9 Chelsea St. (Maverick Square) East Boston on Thursday at 9 a.m. with a Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated in Our Lady of The Assumption Church, 404 Sumner St., East Boston at 10 a.m.  The family will receive visitors today, Wednesday,  from 4 to 8 p.m.  Services will conclude with burial in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett.  To leave online condolences and/or for directions, please visit www.rapinomemorialhome.com.

Lawrence Damico 

Peabody resident

Lawrence N. Damico of Peabody, formerly of Medford, died on November 5.

A US Army veteran of World War II, he was the beloved husband of Ethel (Fagone) Damico and together they shared more than 69 years of marriage; devoted father of Sandra Scola of Newburyport, Janice Damico and her husband, Christopher Massey of Arlington, VA, Josephine White and her husband, Paul of Watertown; loving grandfather of Paul and Michael Scola, Jessica and Alex Massey, Maria and Daniel White; loving great grandfather of Sophia, Isabella, Sam, Thomas, Julianna and Gianluca; cherished brother of Carmella Christopher of Lynn and the late Lena Serpone.

His Funeral will be from the Dello Russo Funeral Home, 306 Main St., Medford today, Wednesday, November 9  at 9:30 a.m. followed by a funeral service in the Brooksby Village Chapel, 300 Brooksby Village Dr., Peabody, at 11 a.m. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend. Services will conclude with burial at Oak Grove Cemetery, Medford. Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, MA Chapter, 311 Arsenal St., Watertown, MA 02472. For directions, obituary or to leave an online message of condolence please visit www.dellorusso.net.

Celeste Bakkari 

East Boston resident

Celeste (Todisco) Bakkari of East Boston died on November 5.

She was the beloved wife of the late Charles Bakkari and loving mother of David C. Bakkari of Saugus.

Her Funeral Service will be held in the Kirby-Rapino Memorial Home, 917 Bennington St. (Orient Heights) East Boston today, Wednesday, at 11a.m. For complete notice, please visit www.kirby-rapino.com.

Elena Iodice-Errobino 

East Boston resident

Elena (Maglio) Iodice-Errobino of East Boston died on November 6.

She was the beloved wife of Arthur Iodice and the late Michael A Errobino; devoted mother of Michael E. Errobino of East Boston and Linda Walsh and her husband, Richard of Billerica; dear sister of Catherine Giardullo and her husband, Gennaro of Saugus and the late Phyllis Breault and Louis Maglio; adored grandmother of Jennifer Johnson and her husband, Robert, Katie Allen and her husband, Thomas and Michael Walsh; cherished great grandmother of Brook and Luke Allen and Evan and Ryan Johnson. She is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.

Her funeral will be held from the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home, 971 Saratoga St. (Orient Heights) East Boston today, Wednesday, November 9 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 Holy Cross Cemetery. For more information or to send an online condolence: www.ruggieromh.com.

Vincent Musto 

Retired Chief Court Officer

Vincent P. Musto of East Boston died on November 4.

The Chief Court Officer for more than 20 years at Cambridge Superior Court, he was predeceased by his first wife Shirley (Capstraw) Musto, mother of Sheila Day of East Boston; and his second wife Bernice (Weiner) Musto. He was the dear brother of Emma Salvo of Stoneham, Theresa Catino of Revere, the late Angelo Musto Jr., Louis Musto and Lucille Rizzo and is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Rapino Memorial Home, East Boston. Entombment was in Holy Cross Mausoleum, Malden. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to: The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Donor Services, P.O. Box 4072, Pittsfield, MA, 01202. For online condolences, please visit: www.rapinomemorialhome.com.

Shirley Ryder 

Verizon retiree

Shirley M. (Glynn) Ryder of Rowley, formerly of East Boston, died on November 2. She was in her 97th year,

She was a N.E. Tel. & Tel. (Verizon) retiree and a member of the Telephone Pioneers of America, the Rowley Seniors and the Friends of the Rowley Council on Aging.

She was the wife of the late Albert F. Ryder; devoted mother of Jean E. Jensen and her husband, Ret. Navy CPO Walter Jensen of San Diego, CA, Ann T. McKenney and her husband, James L. of Rowley, Mary K. McDonough and her husband, Paul of Canton, Margaret S. Ryder and her companion, Dennis Pacheo of Woburn and the late Frances M. Roderick; dear sister of Mary Donovan of Milton, Frances Dunford of Raynham and the late Walter, Loretta and John Glynn; cherished grandmother of Atty. James A. McKenney and his wife, Atty. Victoria McKenney of Arlington, VA, David Jensen of San Diego, CA, Army Sgt. 1st Class Timothy Jensen and his wife, Nicole of Germany, Michael Jensen and his wife, Vinit of Chula Vista, CA, Aileen McDonough of Melbourne, FL, Erin McDonough of San Francisco, CA, Stephen Fagone and his wife, Julie of Las Vegas, NV and Brian Fagone of Washington, DC. She is also lovingly survived by eight great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, Revere. Burial was in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. Remembrances may be made to the Friends of the Rowley Council on Aging, 39 Central St., Rowley, MA 01969.

Vincent Guerra 

Former employee of Gaeta’s Service Station

Vincent J. Guerra of Peabody, formerly of East Boston, died on November 3.

A former employee of Gaeta’s Service Station, Peabody, he was the cherished son of the late Anthony and Jennie (Giambartolomei) Guerra Giannone; dear brother of Grace Giannone Guerra of Peabody and Donna Giannone of Gloucester and the late John Guerra and Anthony Giannone.

Funeral arrangements were by Vazza Funeral Home, Revere. Burial was at Woodlawn Cemetery. www.vazzafunerals.com.

Michael Nazzaro 

Saugus resident

Michael A. Nazzaro of Saugus died on November 1.

He was the beloved son of Robert A. and Marie (Camusi) Nazzaro of Saugus; former husband of Kathryn (Mendoza) Nazzaro of Hampton, NH; dear brother of Robert A. Nazzaro Jr. and his wife, Maureen of Tewksbury and Stacy Florentino and her husband, Erik of Methuen; cherished grandson of the late Enrico and Josephine (De Christoforo) Nazzaro and Michael and Angela (Pasquale) Camusi; uncle of Luke and Sophia Nazzaro and his goddaughter Eriana Florentino, who he adored. He was the dear friend of Jen Goden of Rowley and nephew of Henry Nazzaro of Saugus and Joseph Nazzaro of Peabody, and the late J. Karen Camusi. He also leaves his cherished cat, Smokey.

Funeral arrangements were by Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, Revere. Entombment was in the Mausoleum at Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made in his name to the M.S.P.C.A, 410 Broadway, Methuen, MA 01844; or the charity of your choice . For directions, www.vazzafunerals.com.

Rev. Arthur DePietro 

Retired Boston Juvenile Court Chaplain

Rev. Arthur J. DePietro of East Boston, formerly of Quincy, died peacefully on October 31 at the Don Orione Nursing Home after a long illness. He was 74 years old.

The Retired Chaplain of the Boston Juvenile Court, he was the beloved son of the late Arthur S. and Josephine (Judge) DePietro, the devoted brother of James A. DePietro and his wife, Bernice of Quincy; loving uncle of Lee M. DePietro of New Mexico, Laurie J. O’Brien and her husband, Paul of Westwood, Lillian M. Sitcawich and her husband, Ronald of West Roxbury, Donna E. Niosi and her husband, Peter of Quincy, James A. DePietro, Jr. and his wife, Carlotta of Westwood, Bernice M. Alers and her husband, Jeff of Franklin and the late Artie John DePietro. He is also survived by 12 grandnieces and grandnephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Sweeney Brothers Home for Funerals, Quincy. Burial was at Mount Wollaston Cemetery, Quincy. For those who wish, donations in Father DePietro’s memory may be made to the Don Orione Nursing Home.,111 Orient Avenue, Boston, MA 02128. For more information, visit: www.thesweeneybrothers.com.

Lucia Ferullo 

East Boston resident

Lucia “Lucy” ( Malagriffa) Ferullo of East Boston and Stewart, Florida died on November 1.

She was the beloved wife of William “Willie” Ferullo with whom she shared 39 years of marriage; loving mother of George Cardinale and his wife, Mona of Billerica and the late Lois Ann Ware and Frank Cardinale; dear sister of Olga Russo of Swampscott, Mary Wolthausen of California, Albert Malagriffa of Lynn and the late Lena O’Neill and Louis Malagriffa and his wife, Emma Jean of Newton; cherished grandmother of Sharon Parlee and her husband, Keith of New Hampshire, Tricia Maraia and her husband, Christopher of Saugus, Regina Paratore of Lynn and the Late Charles Ware and also leaves three great grandchildren.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, Revere. Burial was in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. In lieu of flowers, remembrances’ may be made in her name to the  East Boston Central Catholic School in memory Charles Ware Scholarship Fund, 69 London St., East Boston Attention Lucy Dewart. For directions and guest book: www.vazzafuneals.com.

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