Obituaries 01-11-2011

January 11, 2012
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Rolande ‘Rose’ Meloa

East Boston Resident

Rolande “Rose” Meola of East Boston died on December 31.

She wasthe beloved wife of Americo Meola and the loving mother of Susan Whitaker of Florida.

A private burial was held in Puritan Lawn Memorial Park, Peabody with arrangements by the Rapino Memorial Home.

Thomas Fahey

Former City of Somerville employee

Thomas F. Faheyof Somerville died on December 28 after a long illness.  He was 74 years old.

The son of the late Thomas and Helen (Dineen) Fahey, he was an employee of the City of Somerville.

All services were private.  Donations in his memory may be made to: The Salvation Army, Attn: Development, 25 Shawmut Rd., Canton, MA 02021.  Arrangements were under the care of Rapino Memorial Home, East Boston.

Shirley Rosatto

East Boston Resident

Shirley R. (Lawrence) Rosatto of East Boston,  formerly of Saugus, died on January 8.

She was the beloved wife of the late Frank; devoted mother of Dennis Rosatto and his late wife, Joan of Saugus and Ronna Massucco and her husband, Richard of Chelmsford; dear sister of Robert Lawrence and the late Audrey Laing; cherished grandmother of five and great grandmother of 11. 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, January 11 at 10 a.m. followed by a Celebration of Mrs. Rosato’s life in the chapel of Woodlawn Cemetery at 11 a.m Relatives and friends are respectfully invited. Services will conclude with Mrs. Rosatto being laid to rest with her loving husband, Frank. May they both rest in peace. In honoring Mrs. Rosato, memorial donations may be made to MS Foundation, 6520 North Andrews Ave., Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33309. For more information: www.ruggieromh.com

Carol Hoffman

Of Chelsea, formerly of Revere and East Boston

Carol F. (Grace) Hoffman of Chelsea, formerly of Revere and East Boston, died on January 4 at the Chelsea Jewish Nursing Home. She was 78 years old.

A US Air Force veteran of the Korean Conflict born in East Boston, she was the  daughter of the late Gerald and Mildred Grace, the beloved wife of the late George Hoffman; devoted mother of Deborah Penta and her husband, Paul of Revere, Robert of Barre, Ma and Doreen Hoffman of Hampton, NH; dear sister of the late Clair Foster, Evelyn Bell, Gerald Grace, Edith Reynolds and Beverly Morris; three loving grandchildren, one late grandchild and four great grandchildren.

At the request of the family all services are private. Arrangements by Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home 128 Revere St Revere. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Lung Association 460 Totten Pond Rd

Joseph DiDonato, Jr.

Of North Reading, formerly of East Boston

Joseph A. “Joe” DiDonato, Jr. of North Reading, formerly of East Boston, died on January 6.

He served his country proudly in the US Army during the Korean War and was the beloved husband of Mary (Bellone); father of Joan Salustro of Chicago, Nancy Sandonato and her husband, Robert of Saugus, and Anthony DiDonato and his wife, Jenifer of Reading; son of the late Joseph, Sr. and Maria DiDonato; grandfather of Auroa, Joya, Lewis, Nicole, Gabrielle, Jacquelyn, and Juliette.

His Funeral will be held from the Cota Funeral Home, 335 Park St., (corner of Park St. and Rte. 28), North Reading, at the Reading line, today, Wednesday, January 11, at 10 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Theresa’s Church, 63 Winter St., (Rte 62), North Reading at 11 a.m. www.cotafuneralhomes.com

Anthony Tedesco, Jr.

Of Revere, formerly of East Boston

Anthony Tedesco, Jr., of Revere, formerly of East Boston, died on January 4.

He was the beloved husband of the late Sandi (McDonald) Tedesco; loving father of Anthony Tedesco, III, and his fiance, Nicole Walsh of Everett, Fred Mandracchia of Weymouth, Salvatore Mandracchia of Louisiana and Samantha Edmonds of Georgia; cherished grandfather of Anthony IV, Haley and Ethan and dear brother of Charlotte Riviera of Revere, Helen Sinno and  Margaret Gardina, both of East Boston and the late Billy and Theodore Tedesco. He is also survived by loving nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Rapino Memorial Home, East Boston. To leave online condolences, please visit www.rapinomemorialhome.com

Patrick Ryan, Jr.

East Boston Resident

Patrick J. Ryan, Jr. of East Boston died on January 6.

He was the beloved son of Lucy M. (Lettieri) and the late Patrick J. Ryan Sr.; brother of Ann Marie Stewart of Chicago, IL and James A. Ryan of Wakefield; father of Patrick J. of East Boston; uncle of Daniel and Michael Ryan, Christina Memmolo, Danielle, Caitlin and Kristen Chianca; cousin of Richard Lettieri, Joseph Chianca, JoAnn Memmolo, Roy Lettieri, Anthony Chianca and the late Ronald Lettieri and grand-uncle of MaKayla Diaz and Anthony Richard Patrick Chianca. He is also survived by Lori Holland and many other friends.

Funeral arrangements were by the Magrath Funeral Home, East Boston. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory to Sacred Heart Church, 303 Paris St., East Boston 02128 would be appreciated. MagrathFuneralHome.com

Nicolina ‘Lene’ Robinson

East Boston Resident

Nicolina G. “Lena” (Marino) Robinson of East Boston died on January 4.

She was the beloved wife of the late James W. Robinson Jr.; loving mother of Jean Nowicki of Norwell, and James W. Robinson III of East Boston; cherished grandmother of Anthony P. Nowicki Jr. and Lauren A. Nowicki, both of Norwell; dear sister of Philip A. Marino of East Boston and the late Joseph and Peter Marino and is also survived by loving nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Kirby-Rapino Memorial Home, East Boston. Burial was in the Massachusetts National Cemetery, Bourne. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to: DAV, State House, Room 546, Boston, MA 02133. For online condolences, please visit: www.kirby-rapino.com

Mary Scannelli

Of Revere, formerly of East Boston

Rosemarie (Manganello) Scannelli of Revere, formerly of East Boston, died on January 6 after a long illness.

She was the beloved wife of Joseph ‘Joe Words’ Scannelli with whom she shared 60 years of marriage; loving mother of Cheryl Fischer and her husband, Brad of Danvers and the late Joseph Scannelli, Jr.; dear sister of Frank Manganello of Walpole, Helen DiTomaso of Peabody and the late James Manganello and cherished grandmother of Ashley Fischer.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, Revere. Burial was at Puritan Lawn Cemetery, Peabody. For guest book: www.vazzafunerals.com

Patricia Bradley 

Of East Boston, formerly of Charlestown

Patricia M. Bradley of East Boston, formerly of Charlestown, died on January 3.

She was the beloved daughter of the late Daniel P. and Mary A. (Guilfoyle) Bradley; loving sister of Mary Tower and her husband, Louis and Frances Sullivan and her husband, Leo, all of Squantum, and the late Daniel P. Bradley, Jr. and his surviving wife, Carol, of Plum Island. She is also survived by several nieces, nephew, grandnieces and grandnephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the John H. Sawyer Funeral Home, Charlestown. Burial was in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to Old Colony Hospice, 1 Credit Union Way, Randolph, MA 02368.

Anna Corbett 

East Boston Resident 

Anna (Scott) Corbett of East Boston died on January 4.

She was the beloved wife of the late Edward;  devoted mother of Marilyn Golisano and her companion, Frank Roman of East Boston, Marie Grasso of Revere and the late Edward and Eugene Corbett; cherished grandmother of Stephen Gollisano and his companion, Genievieve Hickey of East Boston, Thomas and Alisha Grasso of Revere and adored great grandmother of Gabriella Golisano of East Boston; the dear sister of Dolores Deluca and Theresa McGuire of Melrose, Raymond Scott of Malden and the late Anthony, Doris, Eugene and Walter Scott and is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home (Orient Heights) East Boston. She was laid to rest with her loving husband in Woodlawn Cemetery. May they rest in peace. For more information: www.ruggieromh.con

Michael Cardillo 

East Boston Resident

Michael Cardillo of East Boston died on January 3.

He was the beloved son of the late Joseph and Lucy (Belange) Cardillo; loving brother of the late Gloria Capozzi and her surviving husband, Eugene of Revere, and the late Joseph Cardillo and his surviving, wife Olympia of East Boston. He is also survived by loving nieces, nephews and cousins.

To leave online condolences, please visit www.kirby-rapino.com Kirby-Rapino Memorial Home 617-569-0305

Lina Damiano 

Of Plymouth, formerly of East Boston

Lina (Galante) Damiano of Plymouth, formerly of East Boston, died on January 2.

She was the beloved wife of the late Francesco Damiano; loving mother of Raffaele Damiano and his wife, Patricia of Sarasota, FL, Bruno Damiano and his wife, Marion of Londonderry, NH, and Vincenzo Damiano and his wife, Cheryl of Plymouth; cherished grandmother of nine and great-grandmother of 11; dear sister of Maria Iocco of Italy and Sara Spera and her husband Peter of East Boston and is also survived by loving nieces and nephews. Funeral arrangements were by the Rapino Memorial Home, East Boston. Burial was in Ridgelawn Cemetery, Watertown. For online condolences please visit www.rapinomemorialhome.com

Virginia Gail Beane 

Chelsea Resident 

Virginia Gail (Ippolito) Beane of Chelsea died suddenly on January 2.

The beloved wife of more than 38 years to Paul R. Beane, she was the loving daughter of Charles and Estella (Gatti) Ippolito of Florida, devoted mother of Sheree Michelle Beane and her husband, Dr. Anthony A. Cardone of Saugus and Paul R. Beane ll of Chelsea; dear sister of James Ippolito and his wife, Katherine of Tewksbury and Lena Christopher and her husband, Richard of Saugus and is also survived by many cherished nieces and nephews. Funeral arrangements were by the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home, (Orient Heights) East Boston.  Memorial donations may be made to Arthritis Foundation  29 Crafts St. #450 Newton, 02458. For more information please visit www.ruggieromh.com

Esmeralda Fellowes 

Member of Telephone Pioneers and Eastern Star 

Esmeralda (Lopez) Fellowes, formerly of East Boston and Boston’s North End, died on January1 following a long illness. She was 84 years old.

A member of the Eastern Star and the Telephone Pioneers of America, she was the cherished mother of Cynthia L. Fellowes of New York City, Patricia L. Mysior and her husband, George of Owings, MD, Janet D. Bisson and her husband, Gene of Dracut and Mark C. Fellowes and his wife, Rosemary Heffernan of Cambridge; devoted grandmother of Lauren Wetherbee and Amara Bisson, both of Dracut, Lindsay Mysior, Rachel Mysior and Lindsey-Nicole Sassen, all of Owings, MD; dear sister of Gloria T. Woodland of Revere and the late Lilia Leslie. She is also lovingly survived by her great grandson Bentley J. Wetherbee and her brother in law, John E. Leslie Jr. of Revere and by many nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, Revere. Burial was in Puritan Lawn Memorial Cemetery, West Peabody.. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the American Stroke Assoc., NE Affiliate, 20 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701-4688 or to the Boston Visiting Nurses Assoc., 500 Rutherford Av., Charlestown, MA 02129.

Antonietta LaRosa 

East Boston Resident 

Antonietta (DiGirolamo) LaRosa of East Boston died on  January 9. She was in her 92nd year.

She was the beloved wife of the late Paolo LaRosa; loving mother of Angelo LaRosa and his wife, Carmela of Revere, Maria LaRosa and Antonino “Nino” LaRosa, both of East Boston, Franco “Frank” LaRosa and his wife, Linda of Lynn, and Giovanna Defeo and her husband, Giovanni of Revere,and the late Baldassare “Billy” LaRosa and his wife, Rosanna of Revere; cherished grandmother of 15 and great grandmother of 23. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Her Funeral will be held from Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, 262 Beach Street, Revere, Thursday morning at 8:30 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in the Sacred Heart Church, 45 Brooks St. East Boston at 10 o’clock. Family and friends may visit today, Wednesday, from 4 to 8 p.m. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Sacred Heart Church, 303 Paris St., East Boston, 02128. For guest book and directions www.vazzafunerals.com

  • guest

    The farewell to Patrick J Ryan Jr. was second to none. The outpouring of the entire cross section of the community was heart warming. Much too young to have left us but well loved and cherished. The Ryan/ Lettieri family showed the strength of their love and committment to each other. May the memories of Patrick and your strong faith help you through your difficult times.  

  • Jessica

    I am hoping someone will see this. I was exploring the old grounds of a house located in New Hampshire and discovered paperwork (tax return of 1966, and other papers regarding the 3rd Marine Division) belonging to Antonietta LaRosa and her husband Paolo. I see here that Antionietta passed in 2012, but I would love to contact any other living members of that family. Many belongings that appear to have belonged to Paolo, Antonietta, and whoever lived in this house with them still remain untouched on the property, and i am sure that relatives would be interested in seeing these. Get back to me at ivorybilled66@gmail.com .

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