Obituaries 05-30-2012

May 31, 2012
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William Martino

Of Florida, formerly of East Boston

William F. Martino of Port St. Lucie, FL, formerly of East Boston, died on May 26.

He was the beloved husband of the late Florence G. (DeMattia); devoted father of William, Linda (Quigley), Florence, Donna (Arone), Edward, Michael and Richard. Funeral Services will be held at Forest Hills Byrd, Young and Prill Chapel in Pt. St. Lucie, Florida, today, Wednesday, May 30. A Memorial Mass will be held in Boston at a later date to be published in a later edition and at www.ruggieromh.com. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Treasure Coast Hospice, 1201 SE Indian St., Stuart, Florida. For more information or to send the Martino family an online condolence: www.ruggieromh.com The Ruggiero Family Memorial Home, East Boston is assisting the Martino family with local arrangements.

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Gennaro Giardullo

Founder of Do-Awl Construction

Gennaro V. Giardullo of Saugus, formerly of East Boston, died unexpectedly on May 25.

The founder of Do-Awl Construction, he was a past member of St. Francis K of C #2962.

He was the beloved husband for over 66 years to Catherine (Maglio) Giardullo; devoted father of Gerard Giardullo, Frank “Duke” Giardullo and his wife, Karen, all of Saugus; cherished grandfather of Craig, Brian and Kurt, all of Saugus and adored great grandfather of Gennaro, Gianni, Brianna and Devon. He is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home, East Boston. Mr. Giardullo was laid to rest in the Mausoleum at Holy Cross Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Perkins School for the Blind, 175 North Beacon St., Watertown 02472. For more information, please visit www.ruggieromh.com

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Ida Rizzo

Of Everett, formerly of East Boston

Ida R. (Nardi) Rizzo of Everett, formerly of East Boston, died on May 24. She was in her 96th year.

She was the beloved wife of the late Charles Rizzo; devoted mother of Alfred Cataldo and his wife, Joann of Stoneham; dear sister of the late Virginia Romano and Victor Nardi; cherished grandmother of Joanna Cataldo-Walsh and Michelle Cataldo-Favaloro, both of Winthrop, Frederick Cataldo of West Roxbury, Joseph Fagone of Lowell, Kara Cataldo of Charlestown and Lesley McDermottroe.  She is also survived by many adored great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Her Funeral will be held from the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home, 971 Saratoga St. (Orient Heights) East Boston today, Wednesday,  May 30 at 9 a.m. with a Mass of Christian Burial in celebration of Mrs. Rizzo’s life at Our Lady of Perpetual Help (Mission Church) 1545 Tremont St., Boston at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited. Services will conclude in the Chapel of St. Michael’s Cemetery. Memorials in honor of Mrs. Rizzo may be made to Our Lady of Perpetual Help Mission Grammar School, 94 St. Alphonsus St., Roxbury, 02120. For more information, visit: www.ruggieromh.com

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Edward ‘Leo’ Fitzgerald

East Boston Resident

Edward L. “Leo” Fitzgerald of East Boston died peacefully at his home surrounded by his loving family on May 23.

He was the beloved husband of the late Thelma F. (Cox) Fitzgerald; loving father of Debbie Fitzgerald, Edward L. Fitzgerald, Jr. and his fiancée, Stacey Bruno, and John Fitzgerald and his wife Darlene, all of East Boston; cherished grandfather of Brian Staley, Ashleigh and Derick Fitzgerald; dear brother of Geraldine Wehrly and her husband, John of Williamsburg, VA, Ellen Rowe and her husband, Leo of Arlington, Michael Fitzgerald, the late William Fitzgerald and his surviving wife, Barbara, and Sarah Hunter; brother-in-law of George Cox and his wife, Louise, formerly of Winthrop, Robert Cox and his wife, Lorraine of Newtonville, the late Patricia Skane and her surviving husband, George, Estelle Lebel and her husband, Robert, Edward Cox and his surviving wife, Barbara. He is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.

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: Chelsea Jewish Nursing Home Foundation, 17 Lafayette Ave., Chelsea, MA 02150. For online condolences please visit www.kirby-rapino.com

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Antonetta Rossetti

Of Stoughton, formerly of East Boston

Antonetta (Chisari) Rossetti of Stoughton, formerly of Winthrop and East Boston, died on May 22. She was in her 91st year.

The beloved wife of the late Philip Rossetti with whom she shared 68 years of marriage, she was the loving mother of Ralph Rossetti and his wife, Jean of S. Easton; dear sister of Mary St John of East Boston, Rodger Chisari of Winthrop, Norma Salvucci of Brighton, Dorothy Hudson of Stowe, Pearl Holland of Florida and Andy Chisari; cherished grandmother of Philip, Richard, Kerri-Ann and Erik and great grandmother of  Olivia and Sophia.

Funeral arrangements were by Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, Revere. Burial was in Winthrop Cemetery, Cross St. Section. For guest book www.vazzafuneral.com

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Beatrice Fox

East Boston Resident

Beatrice P. (Cambria) Fox of East Boston died on May 21.

She was the beloved wife of the late Richard  R. “Rick” Fox; loving mother of Cheryl DeModena and her husband, Ken of Saugus and Richard “Ricky” Fox and his wife, Gina of Wakefield; cherished grandmother of Erica DeModena, Kenneth and Samantha DeModena, Michael and Deana DeModena, Jeffrey DeModena and his loving girlfriend, Jacqueline Lo Giudice, John Fox and MaryElizabeth Fox; great-grandmother of Alanna DeModena-Baker and Mya DeModena; dear sister of Charles P. Cambria and his wife, Alice of East Boston; treasured aunt of Michael Cambria and his wife, Kristine, Mark Cambria and his wife, Margie, and Charles M. Cambria.

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

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