Joseph “Giuseppe” DiFabio
Of Stoneham, formerly of East Boston
Joseph “Giuseppe” “Peppino” DiFabio of Stoneham, formerly of Medford and East Boston, died on February 22.
He was the loving husband of Nelida (D’Keini) DiFabio; devoted father of Dr. Liliana DiFabio of Boston, Louie DiFabio and his wife, Teresa of Revere and Alex DiFabio of Stoneham; cherished grandfather of Anthony, Marc, Nicolas and Cristina; son of the late Ferdinando and Assunta (DiCamillo); dear brother of Angiolina DiPrinzio of Pennsylvania, Ilda Silveri, Grazia Flacco and Ada DiFabio, all of Italy and the late Salvatore, Guido, Armando and Alberto DiFabio, Nelda Bertelle and Ines Valentini.
Funeral arrangements were by the Della Russo Family Funeral Homes. Burial was at St. Patrick Cemetery, Stoneham. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be sent in his name to the Dana Farber Cancer Institute, PO Box 849168, Boston, MA 02284-9168. To leave a message of condolence: www.dellorusso.net
Father Emery Parillo
OFM Franciscan Priest
Father Emery Parillo, OFM died on February 16. He was 82 years old.
Born in Boston to the late Jennie (Verderico) and Dominic Parillo on June 20, 1929 as Dominic Parillo, he entered the Franciscan Province of the Immaculate Conception on July 14, 1947. He made his first profession on July 15, 1948 and was admitted to solemn vows on July 15, 1951.
He was ordained a Franciscan Priest on June 19, 1955. Fr. Emery spent his entire priestly life in parish ministry. He served at Our Lady Help of Christians, Pittsburgh, PA; Saint Anthony of Padua, New York City; Saint Francis of Assisi, Cambridge, MA; Most Precious Blood, New York City and for over 25 years at Our Lady of Mount Carmel in Watervliet, NY. Upon his retirement, Fr. Emery returned to his hometown of Boston to the Saint Christopher Friary. He is survived by his brothers Michael and Joseph “Chuck” Parillo. He was the brother of the late Anthony Parillo, Mary Puccino and Theresa Paglierani. Father Emery is also survived by many nephews and nieces.
A visitation was held in Saint Leonard Church in Boston’s North End and a Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at Saint Leonard Church followed by burial at Woodlawn Cemetery in Everett, MA. Arrangements under the care of Rapino Memorial Home, East Boston.
Orient Heights resident
Phyllis (Albanese) Saviano of Orient Heights, East Boston died on February 23. She was in her 98th year.
She was the beloved wife of the late Philip; cherished daughter of the late Domenic and Madeline (Corsi) Albanese; loving mother of Carol Chilante and her late husband, Guido of East Boston, Philip Saviano and his wife, Susan of Saugus and Paul Saviano and his wife, Anna of Reading; dear sister of Joseph Albanese of East Boston and the late Raymond, Thomas, Francis and Philip Albanese and Anna Gallo. She is also survived by six loving grandchildren, five great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
Her Funeral was held from Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, Revere. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. For guest book, www.vazzafunerals.com
Margaret ‘Peggy’ Delamere
Margaret E. “Peggy” (Perrone) Delamere of Revere, formerly of Orient Heights East Boston, died on February 21.
She was the beloved wife of the late Paul Delamere; loving mother of Elaine Saulnier and Joanne Annese, both of Revere, and John Delamere and his wife, Stephanie of Malden; cherished grandmother of Michelle Saulnier and Anthony Annese.
Funeral arrangements were by Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, Revere. Burial was in Puritan Lawn Cemetery, Peabody. For guestbook: www.vazzafunerals.com.
East Boston Resident
Robert L. Amerena of East Boston died on February 25.
A US Navy veteran of World War II, he was the beloved husband of Evelyn R. (Barrett) Amerena with whom he shared 62 years of marriage.
He was the loving father of Joseph Amerena of Needham and his friend, Donna Harrison of Attleboro; dear brother of the late Anna Corzo, Josephine “DoDi” Viglione, Frank and Nicholas Amerena.
His Funeral will be held from Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, 262 Beach Street, Revere today, Wednesday at 9 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in the Sacred Heart Church, Brooks Sreet, East Boston at 10 a.m.
Burial will be in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. For directions and guest book, visit: www.vazzafunerals.com.
Antonio Salvatore Grutti
Father Emory Parillo OFM
Antonio Salvatore Grutti of East Boston died on February 27.
He was the beloved son of the late Vincenzo and Maria Grutti; loving husband of the late Maria (Ipplito) Grutti; brother of Simone of East Boston, Melina of Watertown and Giusepina of Revere and is also survived by nieces and nephews.
His funeral will be held from the Rapino Memorial Home, 9 Chelsea St. (Maverick Square) East Boston on Thursday at 9 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated in Sacred Heart Church, corner of Brooks and Paris Street, East Boston at 10 a.m. Visitation will be held today, Wednesday, from 4 to 8 p.m. Services will conclude with entombment in Holy Cross Mausoleum, Malden. For online condolences and/or directions, please visit www.rapinomemorialhome.com
Of Winthrop, formerly of East Boston
Madeline L. Brenna of Eleanor Court, Winthrop died at the Hammersmith House in Saugus on February 18. She was 83 years old.
She grew up in East Boston and was a resident of Winthrop for over 60 years.
She was the devoted wife of Robert J. Brenna Sr. and the loving mother of Robert J. Brenna Jr. of Saugus and Frederick C. Brenna of Woburn; the dear sister of Doris Mangini of Wakefield and Elaine Manzi of Florida and is also survived by seven grandchildren.
Funeral arrangements were by the Ernest P. Caggiano and Son-O’Maley Funeral Home, Winthrop. Burial was in the Belle Isle section of Winthrop Cemetery. To sign the online guestbook go to www.caggianofuneralhome.com.
East Boston Resident
Grace M. (DeStefano) Barrasso of East Boston died in Florida on February 25.
A former employee of the Boston School System, she was the beloved wife of Anthony Barrasso of East Boston; devoted mother of Janice A. Heffron of New Hampshire and Denice A. Barrasso of East Boston; cherished grandmother of Toni Ann St. John, Michael Heffron, Denise Alley and Nikki Dee Mackin and is also survived by six loving great-grandchildren.
Her Funeral will be held from the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons~Bruno Funeral Home, 128 Revere St., Revere on Saturday, March 3 at 9 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Anthony’s Church at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends are kindly invited. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. Visiting hours will be on Friday from 5 to 9 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations in her name may be made to: American Heart Association 20 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701.
Linda Siuda-Valentin of Chelsea died on February 20. She was 49 years old.
She was the devoted wife of the late Luis A Valentin and devoted mother of Erik Scriven of Chelsea; loving daughter of Helen (Riley) Siuda and the late Stephen Siuda of Chelsea; cherished granddaughter of Sophie (Kupczewski) Siuda and the late Vincent of Revere; dear sister of Darlene Siuda of Chelsea, Mark Siuda and his wife, Annette of Everett, Cathy Todisco and her husband, Pat of Peabody and Stephen Siuda Jr. and his wife, Charlotte of Malden and is also survived by many fond aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.Funeral arrangements were by the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home, (Orient Heights) East Boston.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to MGH Ellison 16 Nursing Fund, 165 Cambridge St., Suite 600, Boston 02114. For more information: www.ruggieromh.com
Mass Pike Toll Collector
Adele L (Luongo) Cecca of Winthrop, formerly of East Boston, died on February 23.
A toll collector for the Mass.Turnpike for over 16 years and a past member of the Teamsters Union Local 127, she was the beloved wife of John Cecca; devoted mother of Amanda Cecca of Winthrop; loving daughter of the late Joseph and Julia (Altieri) Luongo; adored sister of George Luongo and his wife, Martha of East Boston, Joseph Luongo and his late wife, Debra of Revere, Julie Paulicelli and her husband, Michael of Florida; cherished daughter-in-law Carmela “Cammy” (Cantalupo) and Anthony Ruggerio of Winthrop; dear sister in law of Colleen DiCicco of Revere, Maureen Sacco of New Hampshire and Nancy Colleran of Tennessee. She is also survived by many fond nieces, nephews and cousins.
Funeral arrangements were by the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home (Orient Heights) East Boston. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery. For more information, please visit www.ruggieromh.com
Alfred ‘Freddie’ Fariole, Sr.
Of Florida, formerly of East Boston
Alfred L. ‘Freddie’ Fariole Sr. of Lakeland, Florida, formerly of East Boston, died on February 12 following a brief illness. He was 82 years old.
Mr. Fariole, who moved to Florida from East Boston in 1993, was born and raised in East Boston and was a graduate of East Boston High School, Class of 1947. He entered the US Navy and served as a corpsman during the Korean Conflict. For most of his working career, he worked with Local 60 of the International Union of Asbestos Workers as a pipe-fitter and installation specialist for more than 30 years. Concurrently, for more than 15 years, he also worked with the security department at Lesley College in Boston.
He was the beloved husband of Eleanor B. “Ellie” (Burden); devoted father of Alfred L. Fariole Jr. of Stroudsburg, PA, Steven T. Fariole of Lakeland, FL, Donna M. Fariole-Coviello of Salisbury, MA, Mary Louise Terrones and Joseph A. Fariole, both of Woburn. He is also lovingly survived by six grandchildren, five great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. He was the brother of the late Robert Fariole.
Services and burial were at the Mass. National Cemtery, Bourne. Remembrances may be made to the MSPCA-Angell, 350 South Huntington Ave., Boston, MA 02130-9923. For further information, www.vertuccioandsmith.com
Of Peabody, formerly of Revere
Angelina M. (Goglia) Coviello of Peabody, formerly of Revere and East Boston, died on February 20.
She was the beloved wife of the late Antonio Coviello with whom she shared 49 years of marriage; loving mother of James Coviello and his wife, Carol, of Wakefield, Rosemary Ardagna and her husband, George of Wakefield, Carmen Coviello and his wife, Deborah of North Andover, Antonia Ciampa and her husband, Mark of Medford and Angela Romano and her husband, Michael of Peabody; dear sister of the late Rosemarie Bottaro and Josephine “Dolly” La Monica; cherished grandmother of 10 and great grandmother of six.
Funeral arrangements were by Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. For directions and guest book, visit: www.vazzafunerals.com