Obituaries 11-23-2011

November 23, 2011
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Edna Buonagurio 

Of East Boston and Winthrop

Edna F. (Laurano) Buonagurio of East Boston and Point Shirley Winthrop, died on November 13. She was in her 90th year.

She was the beloved wife of Stanley W. Buonagurio with whom she shared 66 years of marriage; loving mother of Juilet Bettano and her husband, Carl of Winthrop, Rita Cutroni and her husband, Paul of Belmont, Edna Howard and her husband, Paul of New Hampshire, Stanley Buonagurio of East Boston and his friend, Heather Bolt of Malden and the late Peter A. Buonagurio; dear sister of Catherine Melchionda of Revere, Mary Memmolo of Rhode Island, Gloria Laurano of East Boston and the late Ella Letterie, Eleanor Laurano and Fr. Anthony Laurano. She was the cherished grandmother of 12 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren and also leaves many nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, Revere. Burial was in Holy Cross Cemetery Malden.

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Elizabeth La Camera 

Devoted her life to helping others

Elizabeth M. (Minola) La Camera of Winthrop, formerly of East Boston, died on November 18. She was 97 years old.

Mrs. La Camera devoted 68 years of her life to the people of Winthrop, East Boston, Chelsea, and Revere. She worked for 34 years at the East Boston Social Centers and a second 34 years at North Suffolk Mental Health Association, and retired at the age of 85.

There’s a home for mentally challenged women in Winthrop named the La Camera House in her honor.

She was one of 10 sisters born to Italian immigrants in East Boston, all of whom are deceased, and one of whom was Ann Petersen of Winthrop.  She was a 1931 graduate of East Boston High School at a time when few women of her generation were given the opportunity of further education. However, she went on to devote almost seven decades to the social welfare of her home communities of East Boston and Winthrop.

She was active in the Winthrop Senior Center and St. John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church. Her husband, Anthony La Camera, the long time television critic of the Boston Record American and Herald American was considered the dean of American television critics. Her son, Paul, is the former general manager of both WCVB-TV Channel 5 and WBUR public radio.

The beloved wife of the late Anthony J. La Camera, she was born in Boston, the daughter of the late Ciriarco and Clementina (DiPietro) Minola; devoted mother of  Paul A. La Camera and his wife, Mimi of Boston; adored grandmother of  Mark, Peter, and Christopher La Camera. And is also survived by seven great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Maurice W. Kirby Funeral Home, Winthrop.  Burial was was in Winthrop Cemetery. Donations can be made to the Hospice of the Good Sheppard 2042 Beacon St. Newton, MA 02468.

For guestbook, go to www.mauricekirbyfh.com.

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Francis Hurley 

Of Revere, formerly of East Boston

Francis J. Hurley of Revere, formerly of East Boston, died on November 20 surrounded by his family.

He was the beloved husband of Susan (Viola) Hurley with whom he shared 40 years of marriage; loving father of Sharon Augusto and her husband, Christopher of Rhode Island and Lori Hurley of Revere; dear brother of John Hurley of Florida, Maurice “Moe” Hurley of East Boston, Patrick Hurley of New Hampshire, James Hurley of Maine and the late Thomas and Mark Hurley.

His Funeral will be held from Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, 262 Beach Street, Revere, today, Wednesday at 7:45 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in the Sacred Heart Church, 45 Brooks St, East Boston at 9 a.m. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery. For directions and guest book: www.vazzafunerals.com.

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Lillian Giordano 

Of Medford, formerly of East Boston 

Lillian E. (Gaudor) Giordano of Medford, formerly of East Boston, died on November 18.

The beloved wife of the late Vincent J. “Jim”, she was the devoted mother of James Giordano and his wife, Gail of Marshfield and the late Paul Giordano; mother-in-law of Elizabeth Giordano of Leominster; loving grandmother of David, Stephen, Susan, Amy and Jeffrey; loving great- grandmother of Domenic, Antonio, Nathan, Owen, Eleanor, Augustus, Amanda Rose, Caitlin, Brady and the late Michael and sister of Louise Sienko of New York and the late Anna Black and Frank Gaudor.

Funeral arrangements were by the Dello Russo Funeral Home, Medford. Burial was at Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent in her name to VNA Hospice Care, Inc., 100 Trade Center G-500, Woburn, MA 01801. For obituary and guestbook: dellorusso.net.

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Lois Ravagno-Shipley 

Of New Hampshire, formerly of East Boston 

Lois (Iannelli) Ravagno-Shipley of New Hampshire, formerly of East Boston, died on November 15. She was 54 years old.

She was the loving daughter of Ugo and Ann (Juliano) Iannelli; devoted wife of Brian Shipley of New Hampshire; devoted mother of Michael and Lauren Ravagno of New Hampshire; chershed grandmother of Kaylah, Marissa and Cameron Ravagno; former wife of Thomas Ravagno and is also survived by many fond nieces, nephews and extended family.

A celebration of her life will be held in the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home, 971 Saratoga St. (Orient Heights), East Boston on Saturday, November 26 from 3 to 5 p.m. when relatives and friends can share memories and stories. In honoring her, memorials may be sent to Lois Iannelli Ravagno-Shipley, c/o Karen MacDonald, First Priority Credit Union, 100 Swift St., E. Boston 02128. www.ruggieromh.com.

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Robert Anzuoni, Sr. 

East Boston resident

Robert F. Anzuoni, Sr. of East Boston died on November 18.

A US Army veteran of the Korean War, he was the beloved husband of the late Rose (Coco) Anzuoni; devoted mother of Robert F. Jr. and his wife, Marie of Medway and Julie Zizza and her husband, Mark of Boxford; dear brother of Anne Constantino and the late Alfonso Anzuoni; cherished grandfather of Shauna, Tanya, Christian, Dante and Alexandra.

Funeral arrangements were by the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home (Orient Heights) East Boston. Mr. Anzuoni was laid to rest with his beloved wife, Rose in Woodlawn Cemetery. May they now rest in peace. For more information: www.ruggieromh.com.

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Frances Minichiello 

Lived a very active life

Frances M. (Indorato) Minichiello of Revere, formerly of Chelsea, died November 13. She was in her 96th year.

She was born in Saugus and grew up in East Boston, where she attended school. After her marriage, she and her husband settled in Revere. She loved and lived a very active life. She was a member of the National Ladies Garment Workers Union, The Rossetti, Patriots, and ITAM Clubs of Revere. She was a talented seamstress who designed her clothes and made her daughter’s velvet wedding gown. She worked for several sportswear companies in Boston. Caputo Sportswear, Lisa Sportswear, Jo Mar Sportswear and Skipper Sportswear. She had many hobbies which included Roller Skating with her brother Joe in their teenage years and they won many skating competitions as a duet. She loved performing Ballroom, Line, Tap and Jazz Dancing. She also performed on Community Audition’s “Star of the Day” Senior Talent Show.

The beloved wife of the late Ralph Minichiello, she was the loving daughter of the late Joseph and Angelina (Paglia) Indorato; devoted mother of Genevieve A. Spinelli and her husband, Ralph of Chelsea; cherished grandmother of Robert G. MacDonald and his wife, Silvia and great-grandmother of Olivia MacDonald; dear sister of Mary Lagammo of Revere and the late Joseph Indorato, Santa Indorato, Constance Jakusiak, Santo Indorato and Michael Indorato. She is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons~Bruno Funeral Home, Revere. At the family’s request, services were private. Burial was in Holy Cross Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please make donations in her name to: VNA Hospice Care, 100 Trade Center, G500, Woburn, MA 01801. For guestbook, please visit: www.Buonfiglio.com.

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Mary Albano 

East Boston resident

Mary (Eruzione) Albano of East Boston died on November 15. She was in her 98th year.

She was the beloved wife of the late Carmen Albano with whom she shared 58 years of marriage; loving mother of Salvatore Albano and his wife, Mary, of Florida, Ann Fairbanks and her husband, James, of Wakefield and Michael Albano and his friend, Marie Bosco of East Boston; dear sister of Annette Fucilo, Ann Jaworski, Eugene and Vincent Eruzione, all of Winthrop and the late Phyllis Menzo; cherished grandmother of six and great grandmother of 11.

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

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Paul Murray 

Longtime chef at Winthrop Arms

Paul T. Murray of Hermon Street, Winthrop died on November 10 at the Kaplan Family Hospice in Danvers after a courageous battle with cancer. He was 57 years old.

Born in Boston, he was the beloved son of the late Mary J. and Paul P. Murray. He lived in Dorchester at an early age, moved to Winthrop and was a graduate of Winthrop High School. He was employed as a chef for many years at the Winthrop Arms. He was an avid tennis player and was a member of several tennis clubs in the area.

He was the loving father of Robin Eccles and her husband, Dan of Swampscott, Gina Murray and Christina Murray, both of Winthrop; the dear brother of Kevin Murray and his wife, Patti of Saugus and the cherished grandfather of Ana.

His funeral was conducted from the Ernest P. Caggiano and Son-O’Maley Funeral Home on Monday, November 14 followed by a Funeral Mass in St. John the Evangelist Church, Winthrop. Rev Peter Graziano celebrated the Mass and offered prayers at the burial in the Belle Isle section of Winthrop Cemetery. To sign his online guestbook go to www.caggianofuneralhome.com.

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John Tomasino 

Revere resident

John M. Tomasino of Revere, formerly of Boston’s North End, died on November 13.

A US Army veteran of the Korean War, he was the beloved husband of Rose Marie Marie (Terrazano) Tomasino with whom he shared 63 years of marriage; loving father of John G. Tomasino of Revere and Carol J. Rogers of North Andover; dear brother of Felicia Donahoo of Virginia, Grace Chavoustic of Colorado and Anna Tomasino of Florida.

Funeral arrangements were by Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, Revere. Entombment was in the Mausoleum at Woodlawn Cemetery. For directions and guest book: www.vazzafunerals.com.

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