Obituaries 01-25-2012

January 26, 2012
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Lola Kurley

East Boston Resident

Lola S. (Trull) Kurley of East Boston died peacefully on January 22. She was 98 years old.

She was born in Buncombe County, NC, the beloved wife of the late Stanley; mother of the late Charles and his surviving wife, Elsie of North Reading, the late Finley, the late John and his surviving wife, Joanne and their son, John of Alabama and the late William; daughter of the late John and Julia Trull; sister of the late Rachel Shipman and is also survived by many other grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Her Funeral will be held from the Salvatore Rocco & Sons Funeral Home, 331 Main St., Everett on Thursday, January 26 at 10 a.m. Funeral will proceed directly to Woodlawn Cemetery for an 11:30 a.m. graveside service. Relatives and friends are invited. www.roccofuneralhomes.com

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John Quigley, Sr.

Revere Resident

John P. Quigley, Sr. of Revere, formerly of East Boston, died on January 21. He was 58 years old.

He was a self employed in a glass company and was the beloved husband of Joanne (Pompeo) Quigley of Revere; devoted father of John P Quigley II and his wife, Maggie and Jamie P. Quigley, all of Virginia; dear brother of Marie DeFeo and her husband, Bruno of Revere, Joseph Quigley and wife, Linda of Florida and the late William and Thomas Quigley and Louise Dickson and the cherished grandfather of John P. Quigley III of Virginia. He is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews. His funeral will be held from the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons~Bruno Funeral Home, 128 Revere St., Revere on Thursday, January 26 at 9:30 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in Immaculate Conception Church at 10:30 a.m. Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend. Visiting Hours are today, Wednesday, from 4 to 8 p.m. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery. For guestbook please visit: www.Buonfiglio.com

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Margaret Andersen

Worked for Globe Ticket Company

Margaret (Raffo) Andersen of Apollo Beach Florida, formerly of East Boston, died on her 98th birthday, January 22.

A proof reader for Globe Ticket Company for more than 45 years, she was the beloved wife of the late Arthur Andersen; devoted mother of Arthur Jr. and his wife, Virginia of Revere, Richard and his wife, Beth of Arlington, Donald and his wife, Patricia of Lawrence and the late Beverly DiTullio and her surviving husband, William of Apollo Beach, Florida. She was the dear sister of the late Rose Grogan, John Raffo, Adeline Aery, George Raffo, Anna Sconce, Mary Corvo, Helen Thom and Edward Raffo and is also survived by seven loving grandchildren, six cherished great grandchildren and her adored nieces and nephews.

Her Funeral will be held from the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home, 971 Saratoga St. (Orient Heights) East Boston on Friday, January 27 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 to attend visiting hours on Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m. Services will conclude with Mrs. Andersen being laid to rest with her beloved husband in Woodlawn Cemetery. May they rest in peace.

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Robert Durante

Accountant, Broker and Educator

Robert J. “Bob” Durante of East Boston died on January 17. He was 59 years old.

He was a 1971 graduate of St. Dominic Savio High School, a 1977 graduate of Bentley College and a 1982 graduate of Suffolk University. An accountant and broker, he served on several boards and experienced one of his greatest joys teaching finance at the college level for 18 years.

He was the beloved fiancé of Anita Belmonte of Winthrop and East Boston; loving father of Nicole Wade and her husband, Michael of Melrose and Michelle Durante and her fiancé, Craig Hanson of Rowley and their mother, Judith (Beal) Durante of Revere; dear brother of Dorothy Curran and her husband, Daniel of Revere and Carlo Durante and his wife, Patricia of Revere. He is also survived by his niece Danielle Durante of Revere, cousins and friends.

Funeral arrangements were by the Kirby-Rapino Memorial Home, (Orient Heights) East Boston. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. Memorial donations may be made to Allcare Hospice, 210 Market St., Lynn, MA 01901. For online condolences please visit www.kirby-rapino.com

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Charlotte Rivera

Of Revere, formerly of East Boston

Charlotte (Tedesco) Rivera of Revere, formerly of East Boston, died on January 19. She was 71 years old.

The cherished daughter of the late Anna (Abramovitch) and Anthony Tedesco, Sr., she was the loving wife of the late Bruno Richard Rivera, Sr.; beloved mother of Basil Anthony Tedesco, Patricia Ann Tedesco, and the late Robert Basil Tedesco and Bruno Richard Rivera, Jr.; loving grandmother of Gabriela Tedesco-Cromwell and her husband, Bruce, Stephanieleigh Tedesco and her fiancé, Alexis, Nicole Tedesco, Richard Amaro and James Paul “JP”; cherished great grandmother of Camron, Antonio, Amariyah, Amiyah, and Dominic and loving sister of Helen Sinno, Margaret Gardina and the late Billy, Theodore, and Anthony Tedesco, Jr. She is also survived by many loving nephews and nieces.

Funeral arrangements were by the Rapino Memorial Home, East Boston. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, New England Division Inc., 30 Speen St., P.O. Box 9376, Framingham, MA, 01701. www.rapinomemorialhome.com
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Eleanor Terlino

Of Saugus, formerly of East Boston

Eleanor J. (Giovanni) Terlino of Saugus, formerly of East Boston and Hyde Park, died on January 20.

She was the beloved wife of the late Vincent J. Terlino with whom she shared 61 years of marriage; loving mother of Patricia Frongillo and her husband, Robert of Saugus; dear sister of Elsie Milano of Florida, Danny Giovanni of Hyde Park and the late Antoinette Paventi and Josephine Tanzi; cherished grandmother of Vincent and Robert Frongillo and great grandmother of Nicholas and Mikayla Frongillo.

Funeral arrangements were by Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, Revere. Burial was at Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. For guest book: www.vazzafunerals.com.

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Liboria Contardo

Wakefield Resident

Liboria (Cassaro) Contardo of Wakefield died on January 17.

She was the beloved wife of the late Joseph A. Contardo; loving mother of Janice A. McNichols and her husband, William of Lynnfield and Ellen J. Crozier and her husband, Richard of Wakefield; devoted sister of Mary “Sue” Mahoney and her late husband, Richard of Hudson, Julia Cassaro of Wakefield, Gloria Morrison and her late husband, Arthur of Swampscott and the late Adeline Allen, Edith Janielis and Michael Cassaro. She was the caring sister-in-law of Clara Lynch of Hudson and Phyllis Cassaro of Wakefield and is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Gately Funeral Home, Melrose. Burial was in Forest Glade Cemetery, Wakefield. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Pacemaker Lab Research Fund @ Mass. General Hospital, ATTN: Dr J. Warren Harthorne, 14 Fruit St., Boston, MA 02114 or Brigham & Women’s Hospital to support Breast Cancer Surgical Oncology, 116 Huntington Ave., 5th Flr., Boston, MA 02116.. For obituary and to sign guest book, visit www.gatelyfh.com

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Theresa ‘Terry’ Ireton

Blue Cross and J.M. Fields of Swampscott Retiree

Theresa F. “Terry” (Abbondondola) Ireton of Revere died unexpectedly at Brigham & Womens’ Hospital, Boston on January 16 following a brief illness. Mrs. Ireton was taken ill suddenly on December 16 and then diagnosed with Acute Monocytic Leukemia. She was 83 years old and would have been 84 years old on January 22.

Born, raised and a lifelong resident of Revere, she was a graduate of Revere High School, Class of 1946.

In 2007, “Terry” retired after 23 years of service with Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Boston at the age of 79. Prior to that, she enjoyed a 20 year career as the office manager of the former J.M. Fields Dept. Store at their Swampscott location.

She was the wife of the late Robert W. Ireton who died in 1994; the daughter of the late Joseph and Maria (Mottolo) Abbondondola; cherished mother of Roberta M. Lindberg and her husband, Charles A., Teresa A. Ireton and Richard R. Ireton, all of Revere and his fiancée Atty. Patricia Wright of Melrose; devoted grandmother of Keith P. Vasapolle of Revere and Brandon R. Vasapolle of Riverview, Florida; dear sister of Carmine Abbondondola and his wife, Lillian of Palm Springs, CA, Joseph Abbondondola of Portland, ME and the late Florence Crescenzi, Angelina Sacco, Rose Damiano, Anthony “Bambi” Abbondondola and Grace Mercuri-Hutchinson. She is also loving survived by her two great grandsons, Matthew and Nicholas and her son’s finance, Atty. Patricia Wright of Melrose.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, Revere. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery. Remembrances may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital , PO Box 1000 Dept. 142, Memphis, TN 38148-0142.

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Robert Durante

East Boston Resident

Robert Durante of East Boston died on January 17.

He was the beloved fiancé of Anita Belmonte of Winthrop and East Boston; loving father of Nicole Wade and her husband, Michael of Melrose and Michelle Durante and her fiancé, Craig Hanson of Rowley and their mother, Judith (Beal) Durante of Revere; dear brother of Dorothy Curran and her husband, Daniel of Revere and Carlo Durante and his wife, Patricia of Revere. He is also survived by his niece Danielle Durante of Revere, cousins and friends.

Funeral arrangements were by the Kirby-Rapino Memorial Home, (Orient Heights) East Boston. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. For online condolences please visit www.kirby-rapino.com

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Robert Parow

Malden Resident

Robert T. Parow of Malden died on January 17.

A Korean War veteran, he was the loving father of Deborah Stanley and her husband, Peter of N. Reading, Robert Parow and his wife, Sheila of Malden, Karen Bailey and her husband, David of Groton, Michele Curley and her husband, William of Wakefield, Brian Parow and his wife, Mary Ann of Malden, Christine Sheehan and her husband, Joseph and Maureen Fisher and her husband, Kevin, all of Wilmington; former husband of Mary Ellen (Barry) Parow; cherished grandfather of Amy, Jennifer, Jessica, Christopher, Sean, Jamie, Michele-Lee, Danielle, Brian, Ashley, Jacqueline, Joey, Rachel, Robbie and Katelyn; devoted brother of Kenneth Parow and his wife, Theresa of Chelsea, George Parow and his late wife, Barbara of Florida, Edward Parow of East Boston and the late Walter Parow and his wife, Helen of Andover.

Funeral arrangements were by the Gately Funeral Home Melrose. Burial was in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 311 Arsenal St., Watertown, MA 02472. For obituary and to sign guest book, visit www.gatelyfh.com

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Mary Abramo

East Boston Resident

Mary (Patti) Abramo of East Boston died on January 17.

The beloved wife of the late Louis Abramo, she was the devoted mother of Louis Abramo and his wife, Francine; loving grandmother of Christopher and Jeffrey and adored great grandmother of Logan and Landon.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home (Orient Heights) East Boston. Burial was in Holy Cross Cemetery. For more information: www.ruggieromh.com

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Philip Paul Russano

Lynn Resident, formerly of Revere

Philip Paul Russano of Lynn, formerly of Revere, died on January. 14 surrounded by his loving family and friends after a courageous battle with cancer. He was 44 years old.
Born in Boston, he was the son of Fillipo Russano of East Boston and the late Eleanor Fay Russano and is survived by his children, Philip Jr., Christopher and Alyssa of New Hampshire. He was also the father of the late Amanda Russano. He was the brother of Thomas and his wife, Missy Russano of Maine; John Kevin and wife, Joyce of Florida, Moreen Willoughby and her husband, Donald of East Boston and Denise Cacciola and her husband, Tony of Revere. He also leaves many aunts and uncles, nephews, nieces and grand nieces. He is also survived by his fiance and longtime companion, Suzanne Javery of Lynn.

Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery. Arrangements were by the Goodrich Funeral Home, Lynn. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis TN 38105. Posts may be made to his Facebook page.

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