Obituaries 11-30-2011

December 2, 2011
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John Raimondi Sr.

Member of the EBHS Class of 1948

John B. Raimondi, Sr. of Marshfield died on November. 24 at South Shore Hospital in Weymouth of complications following a November 6 car accident. He was 80 years old.

A veteran of the Massachusetts Army National Guard, he graduated in 1948 from East Boston High School. For more than 30 years, he owned and operated Raimondi Catering serving clients in Brockton and Bridgewater.

He was the husband of Dianne Adams Raimondi and is also survived by three children, John B. Raimondi, Jr., of Quincy, Marc A. Raimondi of Arlington, VA and Amannda Raimondi of Marshfield. Other family members include his granddaughter Sophia Raimondi of Arlington, VA; brothers Vincent Raimondi of Chestertown, MD, Peter Raimondi of Winthrop, and Richard Raimondi of Jamaica Plain; sisters Margaret Giambrone of Revere, and Ann Crowley of Las Vegas, NV; and his former wife Donna Raimondi of Amesbury. He was preceded in death by his Italian immigrant parents Pietro Raimondi and Maria Graziano; brothers Murray Raymond, Carl Graziano, Joseph Raimondi, Albert Raimondi; and sisters Rose Serra and Virginia Devlin.

Friends are invited to join the family at the Sullivan Funeral Home, 551 Washington St, Rt 53, Hanover from 10 to 11 a.m. today, Wednesday, November 30 followed by a noon Funeral Mass at Our Lady of the Assumption, 40 Canal St, Green Harbor, and a 1:30 p.m. burial at Couch Cemetery, west side of Union Street, across from Oak St. in Marshfield. For those interested, donations are encouraged to the American Diabetes Association , www.diabetes.org. For directions and online guest book, visit SullivanFuneralHomes.com.

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Mary Pizzi

Of Revere, formerly of East Boston

Mary S. “Mae” (Cammorata) Pizzi of Revere, formerly of East Boston, died on November 27.

She was the beloved wife of the late Edward A. “Eddie”Pizzi with whom she shared 59 years of marriage; loving mother of Edward Pizzi, Jr., and his wife, Barbara of Florida; Paul Pizzi and his wife, Debbie of Danvers, Susan Pizzi and Janice Russo, both of Revere; dear sister of Brad of Las Vegas and the late Patrick and Andrew Cammorata; cherished grandmother of Mark and Lori-Ann, Nicole and Amanda Pizzi, Nicholas and Olivia Mae Russo and great grandmother of Abigal Mae Pizzi.

St., Revere, Friday morning at 9 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Anthony’s Church, Revere at 10 a.m. Family and friends may visit Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m. Burial will be in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. For directions and guest book: www.vazzafunerals.com.

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Salvatore Bellitti Sr.

East Boston resident

Salvatore J. Bellitti, Sr. of East Boston died on November 25.

He was the beloved husband of the late Vincenza (Tranchina);  devoted father of Frank, Christine, Joseph, Caterina, Annmary, Lee and Sal Jr. ; longtime companion of Charlene Burrell and cherished grandfather of 10.

A Funeral Mass in Celebration of his life will be in Sacred Heart Church, Brooks Street, East Boston today, Wednesday, November 30 at 10 a.m. Visiting hours in the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home, 971 Saratoga St (Orient Heights) East Boston will be today, Wednesday,  from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited. Burial will be private. For more information: www.ruggieromh.com.

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Richard Della Croce

Of Peabody, formerly of East Boston

Richard G. Della Croce of Peabody, formerly of East Boston, died on November 27. He was 75 years old.

He was the beloved husband of Rosemarie (Mastrocola) Della Croce of Peabody; dear father of Mark and his wife, Susan Della Croce and Dana and his wife Rachel Della Croce, all of Peabody; cherished grandfather of Mark Richard, Gerard, Jacob, Nicholas, Hannah, and Ryan all of Peabody; brother of Gennaro Della Croce of Peabody, He also leaves many nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are kindly invited to gather today, Wednesday, November 30 at 9 a.m. from the Conway, Cahill-Brodeur Funeral Home, 82 Lynn St., Peabody followed by a Funeral Mass at 10 a.m. in St. Adelaide’s Church, Peabody. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. Please visit www.ccbfuneral.com for online obit and to sign condolences.

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Toni-Marie Paolini

Orient Heights resident

Toni-Marie Paolini of Orient Heights East Boston died on November 20.

She was the beloved daughter of Debra Paolini of Revere; cherished granddaughter of Joan Tordiglione and her husband, Jerry, of East Boston and Anthony “Tony” Paolini and his wife, Patricia of Saugus; dear niece of Anthony Paolini of Winthrop, Denise Stella and her husband, Joe of Revere, Jeff Paolini of Saugus and Lisa Bodoin of Swampscott; fiancé of Sal Ross of Arlington and also leaves her dog “Primo”; daughter of Mario Donnarumma and many cousins.

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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Mary DeCristoforo

Of Revere, formerly of East Boston

Mary “Christy” (Ferrara) DeCristoforo of Revere, formerly of East Boston, died on November 19. She was in her 104th year.

She was the beloved wife of the late Orazio “Jimmy”; mother of Mary Bono of Revere and Norma Smith of Davie, FL; grandmother of Victor Bono, Anthony Smith and Terri LaRocca and is also survived by three great-grandchildren.

Funeral arrangements were by the Magrath Funeral Home, East Boston. Burial was in St. Michael Cemetery. MagrathFuneralHome.com.

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Pauline Di Stefano

Of Peabody, formerly of East Boston

Pauline (Sbriglio) Di Stefano of Peabody, formerly of East Boston, died on November 23 in the comforting presence of her family, a day before her birthday. She was 83 years old.

Born in Boston, the daughter of the late Paul and Concetta (Santangelo) Sbriglio, she grew up in East Boston and went to East Boston High School. She has lived in Peabody for the last 47 years. Mrs. Di Stefano worked as a seamstress and later in the cafeteria of Lynnfield Middle School until her retirement 14 years ago.

She was active at the Peabody Council on Aging and the Torigian Community Life Center where she enjoyed gathering with friends and volunteering for podiatrist visits. She loved bingo and Boston sports teams such as the Patriots, Red Sox, Bruins and Celtics. She will be remembered for her feisty conversations about politics and for her great sense of humor.

She was the wife of the late Girolomo “Jerry” Di Stefano of Peabody and is survived by her sons, Gerard Di Stefano of Seabrook, NH, Angelo and his wife, Christine Di Stefano of Lynn and Paul Di Stefano of Peabody; three grandchildren, Angelo and his wife, Jen Di Stefano, April Di Stefano and her fiancé, Chris Hanlon and Krista Di Stefano; two sisters, Carmella Nevola of Winchester and Mary Di Mauro Vallone, formerly of East Boston, several beloved extended family members and cousins including the La Mattina family as well as nieces and nephews. She was the sister of the late Salvatore Di Mauro and Sonny Sbriglio.

Funeral arrangements were by the Conway, Cahill-Brodeur Funeral Home, Peabody. Burial was in Puritan Lawn Memorial Park. Expressions of sympathy may be made to the Kaplan Family Hospice House, c/o Hospice of the North Shore, 75 Sylvan Street, Suite B-102, Danvers, MA 01923. Please visit www.ccbfuneralhome.com for online obit and condolences.

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Antonio Pascucci

East Boston resident

Antonio Pascucci of East Boston died on November 24. He was in his 96th year.

He was the beloved husband of the late Louise “Maria” (DePalma) Pascucci; loving father of Mary Ellen Farland of Arizona, Sally Cannell of England, Diane Pascucci of Bedford, Louise Higson and her husband, Frank of Chelsmford, Susan Bruha of Colorado and the late Albert Pascucci; cherished son of the late Michele and Assunta (DiFlumeri ) Pascucci; dear brother of Carmela Grimes and her husband, Daniel of Middleton and the late Marianna Annese, Ambrogio and Michele Pascucci. He was the grandfather of 15 and the late George Farland and great grandfather, Papa, to his precious little great grandchildren.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, Revere. Entombment in the mausoleum at Woodlawn Cemetery Donations may be made to the Disabled American Veterans Attention Gift Processing, P.O. Box 14301 Cincinnati, OH 45250-0301 For guest book. www.vazzafunerals.com.

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Patricia Lunetta

Of Revere, formerly of East Boston

Patricia (O’Neil) Lunetta of Revere, formerly East Boston and Salem, died on November 27.

The beloved wife of Joseph Lunetta with whom she shared 52 years of marriage, she was the dear sister of Beverly Manukyam of Peabody, Jacqueline Smith of New York, Michael Shea, Timothy Shea, James Shea and David Shea, all of Salem and Shawn Shea of Marblehead.

Funeral arrangements were by Vazza’s “Bechwood” Funeral Home, Revere. Entombment was at Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. For guestbook: www.vazzafunerals.com.

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Jerald Di Lorenzo

Orient Heights resident

Jerald J. Di Lorenzo of Orient Heights East Boston died on November 20.

A US Army veteran of the Vietnam War, he was the beloved husband of Patricia (Costa) DiLorenzo with whom he shared 32 years of marriage; loving father of Jerald DiLorenzo of Winthrop, Robert, John and Rachel DiLorenzo, all of East Boston and Marie Stevens and her husband, Kenneth, of Lynn; dear brother of Edward DiLorenzo and Maureen Jannini of California, Robert Araisian of Wayland and Lorena Lanza of Revere; cherished grandfather of Robert DiLorenzo, Anthony MacAllister and Kristin and Kenneth Stevens. He also leaves many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Funeral arrangements were by Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, Revere. For guestbook: www.vazzafunerals.com.

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Anne Donovan

East Boston resident

Anne M. Donovan of East Boston died on November 21.

She was the beloved wife for over 61 years to the late James Donovan; devoted mother of Anne Marie Donovan of East Boston; cherished sister of Regina Crosby and her husband, Robert of Waltham; dear sister in law of Mary Donovan of Framingham and the late Richard Donovan, Rita Scantlebury and her husband, William and is also survived by many adored nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews and one great great grand niece .

Mrs. Donovan’s daughter, Anne Marie would like to thank the administration, staff and volunteers of the Don Orione Nursing Home for the care given to her mother.

In honoring Mrs. Donovan, memorial donations may be made to St Vincent DePaul Society, 18 Canton St.,  Stoughton, 02072.  Mrs. Donovan was laid to rest with her loving husband in Holy Cross Cemetery. Funeral arrangements were by the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home, (Orient Heights) East Boston. For more information www.ruggieromh.com.

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Mary Salerno

East Boston resident

Mary C. (Granese) Salerno of East Boston died on November 21.

She was the beloved wife of Peter Salerno; devoted mother of Mary R. Salerno, Paul R Salerno, Patricia Grifoni and her husband, Donald, all of East Boston and, Christine Nano and her husband, Robert “Bobby” of Saugus; dear sister of Roderick Granese and his wife, Bernice of Londonderry N.H.; cherished grandmother of Tina Marie, Anthony, Charlie, Donald and Vanessa and is also survived by many fond nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home, East Boston. Burial was in Holy Cross Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 9 Riverside Road, Weston 02493. For more information: www.ruggieromh.com.

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Lorraine Licciardi

Worked for Universal Pictures

Lorraine (Fay) Licciardi died in East Boston, on November 27.

She was the beloved wife of Gennaro “Jerry” Licciardi; sister of Ellen Correale of Winthrop and John Fay Jr. of Wilmington and is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Her Funeral will be held from the Magrath Funeral Home, 325 Chelsea St. [at Day Sq] East Boston on  Thursday morning, December 1, at 9:30 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in Our Lady of the Assumption Church, 404 Sumner St., East Boston at 10:30 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited. Visiting hours are today, Wednesday, November 30, from 4 to 8 p.m. Indoor parking and entrance available from 340 Bremen St. MagrathFuneralHome.com.

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Margherita Schena

East Boston resident

Margherita M. (Pagliuca) Schena of East Boston died on November 25.

She was the beloved wife of the late Giovanni Schena; devoted mother of Anna DeRienzo and her husband, Pasquale of Brockton and Josephine Iannessa of East Boston; loving sister of Ezecchia Pagliuca of East Boston, Gennaro and Josephine Pagliuca, both of Italy and was pre-deceased by two sisters and three brothers. She was the dear sister-in-law of Antonio Schena, the cherished grandmother of Giovanni and Ava and is also survived by many fond nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home, Orient Heights East Boston. She was laid to rest in the Community Mausoleum in Woodlawn Cemetery with her beloved husband, Giovani. May they now both rest in peace. For more information: www.ruggieromh.com.

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Anthony Cagnina

Of Malden, formerly of East Boston

Anthony J. Cagnina of Malden, formerly of East Boston, died on November 25. He was 63 years old.

He was the beloved son of the late Michael Cagnina Sr. and Mary (Nicoccio) Cagnina; beloved husband of Karen (Connelly) Cagnina; loving father of Tracy Burns and her husband, Brian of California and Paul Cagnina and his wife, Cheryl of Everett; cherished grandfather of Michael and Kevin Cagnina and Anthony Burns; dear brother of Salvatore, Angelo and Michael Cagnina Jr., all of East Boston and is also survived by many loving nieces, nephews and cousins.

Funeral arrangements were by the Rapino Memorial Home, East Boston. Burial was at Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. For online condolences, please visit: www.rapinomemorialhome.com.

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