Amedeo Ritsi, Sr.
East Boston Resident
Amedeo Risti, Sr. of East Boston died on May 28.
He was the beloved husband of Jeanne (DelTergo) Risti with whom he shared 57 years of marriage; loving father of Stephen Risti and his wife, Denise of Stoneham, Michael Risti of Maine, Amedeo Risti, Jr. and his wife, Michelle of West Peabody, John Risti and his wife, Margaret of California, Julie Gonzalez and her husband, Adrian of Ohio and Ernest Risti and his wife, Nora of New Jersey; dear brother of Margaret Giorgione of Revere and Gino Risti of Medford; cherished grandfather of eight and great grandfather of two. He is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.
Funeral arrangements were by Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, Revere. Burial was at Puritan Lawn Memorial Park, Peabody. For guest book: www.vazzafunerals.com
Avon Representative, Also Worked for Macy’s in New York
Elsie A. (Odierno) Antonuccio of East Boston died on June 2.
An Avon representative for 25 years and a gift wrapper for Macy’s, Herald Square, NY, she was the beloved wife of the late John S. Antonuccio, Sr.; mother of Rosemarie Lauletta of Revere, John S. Antonuccio, Jr. of Florida and the late Peter P. Antonuccio; sister of the late Louis, Paul and Frank Odierno and is also survived by nine grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Her Funeral will be held from the Magrath Funeral Home, 325 Chelsea St, (at Day Sq) East Boston today, Wednesday, at 9 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in the Sacred Heart Church at 10 o’clock. Relatives and friends are invited. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory to Lighthouse Nursing Care Center, Activities Fund, 204 Proctor Avenue, Revere 02151 would be appreciated. MagrathFuneralHome.com
East Boston Resident
Yolanda (Staffier) Cordovano of East Boston died on May 29. She was in her 92nd year.
The beloved wife of the late Charles Cordovano, she was the loving mother of Janet Barooshian and her husband, Berg of Revere; dear sister of Phyllis Frati of Everett and the late Mary Delaria, Tomasina Seriani, Florence Casaburi, Domenic and Michael Staffier and fond aunt of many nieces and nephews.
Funeral arrangements were by Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, Revere. Entombment was in the Mausoleum at Woodlawn Cemetery. For guest book: www.vazzafunerals.com.
Of Marblehead, formerly of East Boston
Anthony Lascuola of Marblehead, formerly of East Boston, died on June 2.
A late member of the Massachusetts National Guard and a late employee of Market Forge, he was the beloved husband of Helen F. (Anzalone) Lascuola with whom he shared 58 years of marriage; loving father of John Lascuola and his wife, Theresa and Thomas Lascuola and his wife, Patricia, all of Everett; Annmarie Helmar and her husband, Christopher of Norwood and Lucille Chaput and her husband, Philip of Saugus; dear brother of Rico Lascuola of Brockton and the late Mary Cerase and Carol and Sterling Wardell; cherished grandfather of 11 grandchildren and one great grandchild.
His Funeral will be held from Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, 262 Beach Street, Revere, Thursday at 8 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Anthony’s Church, Revere, at 9 a.m. Family and friends may visit today, Wednesday, from 4 to 8 p.m. Burial will be in St. Michael’s Cemetery, Boston. For directions and guest book: www.vazzafunerals.com.
Judge Robert Stanziani
Retired Chelsea District Court Justice
Judge Robert A. Stanziani of Saugus, formerly of East Boston, Retired Justice of the Chelsea District Court who was named one of Top Ten Best Trial Lawyers in Massachusetts in 1963, died recently.
He was the beloved husband of 68 years of Dahlia (Rocciolo); loving father of Robert P. Stanziani and his wife, Diane of Peabody, Attorney Janis Stoler and her husband, Dr. Dennis Stoler of Lynnfield and Honorable Doris Stanziani Boghosian, Clerk-Magistrate of the Haverhill District Court and her husband, Wayne of Lynnfield. He was the cherished grandfather of Robin Castellarin and her husband, Mark, Kara and Robert S. Stanziani, Bianca and Liana Boghosian, Alex Markakis. great grandfather of: Gianna and Ariana Castellarin; brother of Walter Stanziani of Quincy, and the late William, Claude and Pearl Manozzi.Funeral arrangements were by the Bisbee-Porcella
Funeral Home, Saugus. Burial was in Forest Hills Cemetery, Lynnfield. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to Alzheimer’s Association of Eastern MA, 311 Arsenault St. Watertown, MA, 02472. For condolences: www.BisbeePorcella.com
East Boston Resident
Christine (Mertz) Autilio of East Boston died on May 29. She was the beloved wife of the late Raymond Autilio Jr.; loving mother of William Comperchio and his fiancé, Michelle Fernandes of East Boston; cherished grandmother of Kylie Marie; dear sister of David Mertz and his wife, Michelle of Pennsylvania and is also survived by her cousin Judy Ravagno and her husband, Tommy of New Hampshire and by loving nieces and nephews.
Funeral arrangements were by the Rapino Memorial Home, East Boston. For online condolences please visit www.rapinomemorialhome.com
Longtime Volunteer at the Don Orione Shrine
Angelo R. Montemurro of East Boston, formerly of Milano, Italy died on May 30. He was 48 years old.
A graduate of Savio High School, Class of 1981 and Tufts University, Class of 1985, Mr. Montemurro received his MBA from Suffolk University. He was a longtime volunteer at the Don Orione Shrine assisting Father Rocco Crescenzi F.D.P.He was the loving son of Mario and Franca (Bellapianta) Montemurro; devoted father of Franchesca, Mikayla and Felicia; dear brother of Ciro and his wife, Terry and their children, Victoria and Pino of Lunenburg; adored nephew of Letizia Bellapianta of East Boston and Felicia Bellapianta of Italy; cherished cousin of Gracie Macaluso and her son, Tony of Medway. He is also survived by many fond aunts, uncles and cousins in Italy.
Funeral arrangements were by the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home (Orient Heights) East Boston, He was laid to rest in the Community Mausoleum at Holy Cross Cemetery. May he rest in peace. In honoring Mr. Montemurro and to help his children with their educations, memorial donations may be made to Angelo Montemurro Family Educational Fund, 1 Kilburn St., Luneburg MA 01462. For more information or to send an online condolence: www.ruggieromh.com
Francis ‘Frankie’ Dente
Of Revere, formerly of East Boston
Francis J “Frankie” Dente of Revere, formerly of East Boston, died unexpectedly on June 2. He was 57 years old.
He was the beloved husband of Lois Buttiglieri Dente of Revere; devoted father of Diandra Leigh Dente of Revere; loving son of Frank and the late Patricia (Powers) Dente of East Boston; dear brother of David and his wife, Lisa of Wakefield, Mary Messina and her husband, Anthony of Danvers and Erica Dente of the North End of Boston. He is also survived by many cherished nieces and nephews. His Funeral will be held from the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home, 971 Saratoga St. (Orient Heights) East Boston on Friday, June 8 at 9 a.m. with a Mass of Christian Burial in Celebration of his life at Sacred Heart Church, Brooks Street, East Boston at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited. Visiting hours are Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m. Funeral home is handicapped accessible, Children’s Lounge available, courtesy valet parking front entrance of Funeral Home. For complimentary transportation to and from funeral home please call 617 569 0990. Services will conclude with burial in Puritan Lawn Memorial Park, Peabody. For more information or to send his family an online condolence, please visit: www.ruggieromh.com
John H. Miller of Abington died on May 29. He was 73 years old.
He was the loving son of the late Henry and Mildred Miller; beloved friend of Gerald Casey of Abington; loving brother of Edward Miller and wife, Dolores of East Boston and Thomas Miller of Nova Scotia, Canada. He is also survived by his dear friend and neighbor Donna Hoffman and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral arrangements were by the Quealy & Son Funeral Home, Abington. A grave side service was held at Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. For online guestbook www.quealyandson.com
Ryan J. Saunders of Beacon Street, Winthrop died suddenly at the Boston Medical Center on June 1. He was 29 years old.
Born in Boston, the beloved son of Eileen (Moynihan) and Eric Saunders, he was a lifelong resident of Winthrop and attended Winthrop Public Schools. After his graduation, he enlisted in the United States Air Force where he was a member of the Aircraft Maintenance Squadron. After his discharge, he went on to work as an aircraft mechanic.
He was the dear brother of Benjamin Saunders of Hartford, VT, Olivia Saunders of St. Johnsbury, VT and Shannon Saunders of Lebanon, NH; the cherished grandson of George and Anna Moynihan and Gage and Beverley Saunders and the loving fiance of Caroline Flynn of Braintree.
His Funeral will be held from the Ernest P. Caggiano and Son-O’Maley Funeral Home 147 Winthrop St., Winthrop on Thursday, June 7 at 9 a.m. followed by a funeral mass in St. John the Evangelist Church, 320 Winthrop St., Winthrop at 10 a.m. Visitation is today, Wednesday, from 4 to 8 p.m. Committal will be private.
Memorial donations may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project P.O. Box 758517 Topeka, Kansas 66675 or go to www.woundedwarriorproject.org. To sign the online guestbook go to www.caggianofuneralhome.com