Sophia Maria Tuttavilla
Helped Establish Community Center
Sophia Maria “Mary” (DeFilippo) Tuttavilla died in East Boston on March 10.
Mrs. Tuttavilla and her daughters were one of the first families to take up residence in Brandywyne Village and she had been instrumental in the establishment of the Brandywyne Community Center. She was a retired clerk at the Boston Herald and a member of the VFW #6712 Ladies Auxillary.
She was the beloved wife of the late Louis Tuttavilla; mother of Elaine Leete and her husband, Donald of East Boston, Rosann Tuttavilla of East Boston and Marilyn Limongiello of Salem; grandmother of David Limongiello; great-grandmother of Katelyn and Tyler; sister of the late Theresa Wastaferro, Vera Davis, Anthony, Arthur, Angelo and her twin, Louis DeFilippo. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews.
Her Funeral Service will be held in the Magrath Funeral Home, 325 Chelsea St. [at Day Sq] East Boston Thursday morning at 10 o’clock. Visiting hours are today, Wednesday, March 14 from 6 to 8 p.m. Burial will be in Puritan Lawn Memorial Park. Mary and her daughters were one of the first families to take up residence in Brandywyne Village and she had been instrumental in the establishment of the Brandywyne Community Center. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory to the Italian Home for Children would be appreciated. Indoor parking and entrance to Funeral Home available from 340 Bremen St. MagrathFuneralHome.com
Attilio ‘Arthur’ Giangregorio
Of Revere, formerly of East Boston
Attilio “Arthur” Giangregorio of Revere, formerly East Boston, died on March 10. He was in his 97th year.
He was the beloved husband of the late Mary (Beatrice) Giangregorio with whom he shared 70 years of marriage; loving father of Lawrence Giangregorio and his wife, Patricia of Peabody, Mary Ann Giangregorio and Nancy Doyle and her husband, Steven, all of Revere; dear brother of the late Raffaella DeLuca, Rose Ely, Sabina Catino and Lawrence Giangregorio; cherished grandfather of Michele Bua, Kristen Tremblay, Jillian and Matthew Doyle and four great grandchildren.
Funeral arrangements were by Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, Revere. Burial was at Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. For guestbook: www.vazzafunerals.com.
Paul Recupero, Jr.
Member of Revere Moose Lodge
Paul J. Recupero, Jr. died in East Boston on March 8.
A member of Moose Lodge 1272, Revere, he was the beloved father of Paul J. III of Woburn, John A. and his wife, Denise of New Hampshire, Nicholas H. and his wife, Kathy, Michael W. and his wife, Kim, all of Revere and Jean Marie Matthews and her husband, Michael of Peabody; companion of Patricia Mulligan of Everett; brother of Laura Scada of East Boston, Josephine Henry and her husband, Humphrey of Carver, Frank and his wife, Jessie of Saugus, Joseph and his late wife, Ruth of Virginia, Agropino “Chickie” of Maine, Robert and his wife, Carol of Peabody and Richard Recupero of East Boston. He is also survived by nine grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Funeral arrangements were by the Magrath Funeral Home, East Boston. Burial was at Puritan Lawn Memorial Park, Peabody. Memorial donations to the American Cancer Society would be appreciated. MagrathFuneralHome.com
Ralph Nicholas Colannino
Hampton Inn Maintenance Engineer
Ralph Nicholas Colannino of Revere died suddenly at Whidden Memorial Hospital on March 6. He was 51 years old.
He attended the Mass School of Pharmacy, became a pharmacy tech and worked at the Whidden Memorial and Belmont Hospitals for several years before becoming involved in construction. He was employed for the last four years at the Hampton Inn in Revere as a maintenance engineer.
He was the beloved son of Norina (Longo) Colannino and the late Ralph Dominic; dear brother of Rose DeLuca and her husband, Anthony of Peabody, Noreen Michele Colannino of Revere and Dennis Colannino and his wife, Amy of Pennsylvania; loving uncle of Vito Anthony DeLuca, Christofer Ralph DeLuca, Andrew Colannino and Adam Colannino and great uncle of Sofia, Aurora and Anthony DeLuca.
Funeral arrangements were by the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, Revere. Entombment was in Holy Cross Mausoleum. For guest book please visit www.Buonfiglio.com
Of Everett, formerly of East Boston
Antonetta H. (Caprio) Altieri of Everett, formerly of East Boston, died on March 2. She was 88 years old.
She was the beloved wife of the late Louis Altieri; loving sister of Richard A. Caprio and Marie E. Sicuso, both of Everett; Rev. Robert J. Caprio of of the North End and the late John, Lucy and Louis Caprio; dear sister in-law of Carmen Rauseo Caprio of No. Palm Beach, Florida and the late Frances Vadala Caprio and Joseph J. Sicuso and fond aunt of her loving nieces, nephews and great nieces and great nephews.
Funeral arrangements were by Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, Revere. Burial was in St. Michael’s Cemetery, Boston. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to the Immaculate Conception Church, Broadway, Everett, c/o Renovation Fund or Mystic Valley Elder Services, 300 Commercial St., Malden, MA 02148. For guestbook: www.vazzafunerals.com.
Retired Truck Driver
Antonio M. Silva, a retired truck driver, died on March 7 at the Chelsea Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center following a sudden decline in health. He was 88 years old.
Born in East Boston, he was the son of the late Emanuel D. and Gertrude (Santos) Silva. He attended local schools and after graduating from East Boston High School, he enlisted in the US Army and served during World War II. He was honorably discharged in 1949.
After returning from the Army, he continued his education enrolling at Boston University. He married Marjorie and together they settled in Chelsea. He worked for many years as a truck driver for Universal Fixtures, an electrical supply company in Quincy.
He was the beloved husband of Marjorie M. Silva and devoted father and father in law of Maryann Silva-Munoz and her husband, Rafael Munoz, all of Lynn; cherished Godfather of Erica Monteiro and Vanessa Cruz and adored uncle of Roberto Fortes, Buffy Fermino and many other nieces and nephews. He was the brother of several late brothers and sisters.
A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at St. Rose Church. Services concluded with Military Honors followed by burial at Woodlawn Cemetery in Everett. To send expressions of sympathy to the family, please visit www.WelshFuneralHome.com. Funeral Arrangements were entrusted to the care and direction of the Frank A. Welsh and Sons Funeral Home.
East Boston resident
Antonio Correia of East Boston died on March 7.
A US Navy veteran of World War II, he was the beloved husband of Florence (Catrone) Correia with whom he shared 61 years of marriage; loving father of Anthony Correia and his wife, Lourdes and Carol Ann, all of East Boston and Janice Russo of Stoneham; dear brother of Alda Falzarano of Lynnfield, Alice Bernasconi of Quincy, Josephine Grillo of Winthrop, Joseph Correia of Wakefield and the late Jordan and Manuel Correia.
Funeral arrangements were by Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, Revere. Burial was in Lindenwood Cemetery. Stoneham. For guest book www.vazzafunerals.com
East Boston Resident
Carmela (Noe) Sciacca of East Boston died on March 6. She was 79 years old.
She was the cherished daughter of the late Domenica (Di Grande) and Frank Noe; loving wife of the late Antonio Sciacca; beloved mother of Josephine Sciacca of East Boston and her companion, Joe Amato; loving sibling of Vincenza Sciacca of Chelsea, Joseph Noe of Boston, Santo Noe of East Boston, and the late Vincenzo Noe; adored aunt of Domenic Sciacca and his wife, Betsy of Chelsea, Frank Sciacca and his wife, Lauri Anne of Revere and Annmarie Sellers and her husband, Justin of Litchfield, NH and great aunt of Melissa Sciacca and Ava and Chloe Sellers. She is also survived by many loving relatives and friends in Italy.
Funeral arrangements were by the Rapino Memorial Home, East Boston. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery in Everett. www.rapinomemorialhome.com
Retiree of Liberty Market in East Boston
Eleanor (Reppucci) Santoro of Revere, formerly of East Boston, died on March 5. She was 97 years old.
A retiree of Liberty Market in East Boston, she was the beloved wife of 73 years of Salvatore Santoro; devoted mother of Roberta J. Tortorici and her husband, Mario of Peabody, Janet M. DiPaolo of Revere and Richard M. Santoro and his wife, Phyllis of Novato, CA; dear sister of Ann Giglio and Lucy Salemme, both of Revere and the late Carmella M. Elliott, Anthony A. “Tom” Repucci, John and Joseph Repucci and Evelyn Reppucci; cherished grandmother of Susan E. Marconi and her husband, James of Lynn, Stephanie A. Emmons of Woburn, Stacey M. DiPaolo of Revere and Laura L. Tortorici of Lynn. She is also lovingly survived by her great grandchildren, James, Nicholas and Samantha and by many nieces, nephews, grand nieces, and grand nephews.
Funeral arrangements were by the Vertuccio & Smith Home For Funerals, Revere. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery. Remembrances may be made to Hallmark Health VNA & Hospice, Inc., 178 Savin St., Malden, MA 02148; or to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital , P.O. BOX 1000, Memphis, TN 38148-0142. For further information, visit: www.vertuccioandsmith.com
East Boston resident
Dorothy (DiChiara) Iovanna of East Boston and Swampscott, died with her family at her side on March 4 at the NSMC / Salem Hospital. She was 71 years old.
The wife of the late Frederick E. Iovanna, Sr., she is survived by her children and their spouses, Frederick E. Iovanna, Jr., of East Boston, Carmen F. Iovanna of Swampscott with whom she resided, Deborah A. Saggese and Nicholas R. Saggese, Ret. BPD of Georgetown, and Patricia E. Marzano and Frederick Marzano BPD of Peabody; six grandchildren, Nikkia Iovanna, Brianna and Kristina Marzano, Frederick, Anthony and Tyler Iovanna; two brothers, Richard DiChiara of Lowell and John Long and his wife, Angela of Temple City, CA; two sisters and their spouses, Christine and Dominic Landry of Lynn, and Shirley and John Barilone of Norco, CA; a brother-in-law, Robert Brabant of Tewksbury; many nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews. Mrs. Iovanna was the daughter of the late Americo and Jenny (Barilone) DiChiara and the sister of the late Rosemarie Ling and Angelina Brabant.
Funeral arrangements were by the Conway, Cahill-Brodeur Funeral Home, Peabody. Burial was in Pine Grove Cemetery, Lynn. Memorial contributions may be made in her name to the American Diabetes Association, 330 Congress St., 5th Floor, Boston, MA 02110. Please visit www.ccbfuneral.com for online obituary and memorial guest book.
Orient Heights Resident
Paul Carco of Orient Heights East Boston died on March 6. He was in his 98th year.
A US Army veteran of World War II, he was the beloved husband of the late Loretta (Fiandaca) Carco with whom he shared 65 years of marriage; loving father of Ginger Carco of East Boston, Carole Cashman and her husband, Frank of Chelmsford, and Barbara Knowles and her husband, Frederick of Marblehead; dear brother of the late Rose Recupero, Mary, Constantino, Croce, John, Agripino, Anthony and Joseph Carco; cherished grandfather of Tonya Jones and her husband, James, Heather Lee Knowles and her husband, David Caldwell, and Brian Knowles and the family dog “Dillon.”
Funeral arrangements were by Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, Revere. Burial was in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. For guest book: www.vazzafunerals.com.
Of Malden, formerly of East Boston
James M. Gordon of Malden, formerly of East Boston, died on March 10.
He was the son of the late Henry and Margaret (Corbett) Gordon; loving brother of the late Carol Phillips; beloved uncle of Donna Flaherty and her husband, Bill of Milton and Susan Whitney and her husband, Scott of Malden; cherished great uncle of Emma and Timothy Flaherty and Melissa, Scottie and Eric Whitney. He is also survived by his beloved parrot, Charlie.
His Funeral will be held from the A.J. Spadafora Funeral Home, 865 Main St., Malden today, Wednesday, March 14 at 10 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in the Immaculate Conception Church, 600 Pleasant St., Malden at 11 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. For directions and guestbook, see www.spadaforafuneral.com