Obituaries 07-11-2012

July 16, 2012
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Anthony Capaldo

Winthrop Sealer of Weights and Measures

Anthony A. Capaldo of Taunton, formerly of East Boston, died on July 1 after a long illness at the Boston Medical Center. He was 65 years old.

Born in Cambridge and raised and educated in East Boston, he lived here until moving to Taunton seven years ago. He was a 1965 graduate of East Boston High School and spent much of his working career within the City of Boston as the Deputy Sealer of Weights & Measures. After retirement from his Boston position 15 years ago, he re-entered the work force as Sealer of Weights & Measures for the Town of Winthrop, a position he held until his death.

He was the beloved husband of Elaine M. (Fortier) Capaldo of Taunton, formerly of East Boston; the cherished father of Denise M. Freedman and her husband, Greg, of South Easton, MA and David A. Capaldo of Taunton; devoted grandfather of Olivia R. and Madelyn L. Freedman; dear brother of John and his wife, Maureen of Newton, Albert G. Capaldi and Flora M. Flamenco, both of Revere and the late Frank Capaldo. He is also lovingly survived by many nieces and nephews. He was the son of the late Pasquale and Jennie (Patovano) Capaldo.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, Revere. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett.

Ann Marie Louanis

Revere Resident

Ann Marie (Currie) Louanis of Revere died on July 4.

She was the beloved wife of Guild S. “Steve” Louanis with whom she shared 27 years of marriage; cherished daughter of the late Eugene and Nellie (Messer) Currie; loving sister of Mary Byrne and her husband, Jim of New Hampshire, June O’Connor and her husband, Kevin of Braintree, Nancy DeSisto and her husband Richard of Georgetown, and Susan Lanceleve and her husband, Felix of Everett. She is also survived by many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins, and a special thanks to her care giver and best friend, Rose M. Cruzado of Chelsea. Funeral arrangements were by Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, Revere. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made in her name to the Muscular Dystrophy Association, P.O. Box 8960, Phoenix, AZ 78960. www.vazzafunerals.com

Mary Memmolo

Of Rhode Island, formerly of East Boston

Mary R. (Laurano) Memmolo of Burr Avenue, Barrington, RI died Saturday at the Orchard View Manor Nursing Home in East Providence in the care of Odyssey Hospice. She was 93 years old.

The wife of the late Dante M. Memmolo, she was born in East Boston, the daughter of the late Anthony and Rita (Cantalupi) Laurano. She previously lived in East Boston and Falmouth before moving to Barrington, Rhode Island in 2002. She was an active parishioner of Sacred Heart Parish in East Boston and Saint Patrick’s Church in Falmouth, where she worked as parish receptionist. She was a proud, lifelong Democrat and served as a poll worker in her precinct for 20 years. She was also an enthusiastic participant of Cornerstone Adult Services in Bristol during her years in Rhode Island. She had a deep reverence for life and took great pleasure in being with her family.

Mrs. Memmolo is survived by her devoted sons, Dante Memmolo, Jr. of Nashua, NH and Anthony Memmolo, of Warren, RI; her loving daughters, Mary Jane Marcucci of Tewksbury, MA, and Margaret Shand and her husband, Michael of Barrington. She is also survived by two sisters, Catherine Melchionda of Beachmont and Gloria Laurano of East Boston; nine grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren and one great great grandson as well as by many nieces and nephews. She was also the mother of the late Michael Memmolo and the sister of the late Anthony Laurano, Eleanor Laurano, Edna Buonagurio and Ella Letterie.

Calling hours will be today, Wednesday, from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. in the Smith-Mason Funeral Home, 398 Willett Avenue, Riverside followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Luke’s Church, Washington Road, Barrington at 10 a.m. Burial will be in the National Cemetery at Bourne, MA. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to T.H.E. Farm, 500 Livingston Street, Tewksbury, MA 01876 or to Cornerstone Adult Services, Bristol Center, 172 Franklin Street, Bristol, RI 02809.

Linda Scannella

Of Malden, formerly of East Boston

Linda Scannella of Malden, formerly of East Boston, died on June 30.

She was the wife of the late Louis M. Scannella with whom she shared 38 years of marriage; loving mother of Linda E. Scannella of Malden and cherished grandmother of Amber Mae Rivard.

At Mrs. Scannella’s request, burial was private. For on line guest book, visit: www.vazzafunerals.com

Alfred Bozzi

ITOA Association Member

Alfred R. Bozzi of East Boston died in Saugus on June 30.

A US Army veteran of World War II and an ITOA Association member, he was the beloved husband of the late Angelina (Presioso) Bozzi; devoted father of Alfred D. Bozzi and his wife, Linda of Saugus, Kenneth “David” Bozzi of Florida and Lisa Albanese and her husband, Dominic of New York; dear brother of the late Helen Saggese, Louis, John and Mary Bozzi; cherished grandfather of four and great grandfather of three and is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews. Funeral arrangements were by the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home (Orient Heights) East Boston. For more information, visit: www.ruggieromh.com

Rose Celona

East Boston Resident

Alfred R. Bozzi of East Boston died in Saugus on June 30.

A US Army veteran of World War II and an ITOA Association member, he was the beloved husband of the late Angelina (Presioso) Bozzi; devoted father of Alfred D. Bozzi and his wife, Linda of Saugus, Kenneth “David” Bozzi of Florida and Lisa Albanese and her husband, Dominic of New York; dear brother of the late Helen Saggese, Louis, John and Mary Bozzi; cherished grandfather of four and great grandfather of three and is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews. Funeral arrangements were by the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home (Orient Heights) East Boston. For more information, visit: www.ruggieromh.com

Pietro Castaldini

Of East Boston, formerly of Italy

Pietro A. Castaldini of East Boston, formerly of Grottaminarda, Italy, died on July 4.

He was the beloved husband of Angiola (Annese) Castaldini; loving father of Maria Immacolata Scarpa and her husband, William of East Boston, Flavia Petruzziello and her husband, Umberto of Winthrop, Filomena Castaldini of Winthrop, Francesco Castaldini of East Boston and Antonio Castaldini and his wife, Sandra of Westwood; cherished grandfather of Candice Talbot, Nadia Caiazza, Marco Petruzziello, Carlo Scarpa, Antonio Castaldini, Luca Castaldini, Domenic Castaldini; great-grandfather of Robert and Angelina Talbot; dear brother of Lucia Aniello, Antonio Castaldini and Carlo Castaldini, all of Italy and the late Remigio Castaldini. He is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Rapino Memorial Home, East Boston. Entombment was in Holy Cross Mausoleum, Malden. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to: National Kidney Foundation, Finance Department, 30 East 33rd St., New York, NY 10016. For online condolences, please visit www.rapinomemorialhome.

Catherine Capezzuto

Past ILGWU Member

Catherine (Brizzi) Capezzuto if East Boston died unexpectedly in Florida on July 7.

A past member of the ILGWU, she was the beloved wife of the late Joseph; dear sister of the late Louise Panto and her late husband, Frank. She is survived by many loving nieces and nephews.

Her Funeral will be held from the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home, 971 Saratoga St. (Orient Heights) East Boston on Saturday, July 14 at 9 a.m. with a Mass of Christian Burial in celebration of her life at Sacred Heart Church, Brooks Street at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited. Visiting hours are Friday from 4 to 8 p.m. Sservices will conclude with Mrs Capezzutto being laid to rest in Woodlawn Cemetery. For more information: www.ruggieromh.com

Reinaldo Macareno

East Boston Resident

Reinaldo Macareno of East Boston died on July 4. He was 59 years old.

The devoted father of Michelle Macareno of Dorchester, Nicholas and Anthony Macareno, both of Revere, he was the former companion of Pam Sordillo of Revere and the dear brother of Mario Macareno and Barbara Perez,

A celebration of his life will be held in the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home, 971 Saratoga St. (Orient Heights) East Boston on Saturday, July 14 at 3 p.m. with visiting hours prior to the memorial service from 1 to 3 p.m. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited. For more information: www.ruggieromh.com

Rosalie Giunta

Retired Stitcher

Rosalie M. (Lombardo) Giunta of Malden, formerly of East Boston, died in the comfort of her home surrounded by her family after a brief battle with cancer on July 5. She was 85 years old.

For many years, Mrs. Giunta was a stitcher with the International Ladies’ Garment Workers Union.

She was the beloved wife of 60 years of Michael J. Giunta; devoted mother of Catherine Quinn of Malden, Sandra Spencer and her husband, John of Saugus, Michael Giunta and his wife, Susan of Danvers, and Ronald Giunta and his wife, Charlene of Peabody; sister of Lena Amico of Tewksbury and the late Giacomo Lombardo, Rose Lomuscio, and Mary Picardi. Mrs. Giunta is also survived by eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Her Funeral will be held from the Weir-MacCuish Golden Rule Funeral Home, 144 Salem St., Malden today, Wednesday, July 11 at 8 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Joseph’s Church, 770 Salem St., Malden at 9 a.m. Burial will immediately follow in the Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. For obituary and directions, see: www.weirfuneralhome.com.

Fred Doucette

Of Orient Heights, formerly of Beachmont

Fred J. Doucette of Orient Heights, East Boston, formerly of Beachmont, Revere died on July 1.

He was the cherished son of Frederick J. and Dolores (Alves) Doucette of Revere; dear brother of Lori Doucette Swindler and her husband, Kevin, of Revere; fond uncle of Kevin Swindler, Jr. and Karissa Restino and her husband, Patrick.

A memorial service was held in the Chapel of Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, Revere. For guest book: www.vazzafunerals.com

Patricia Campatelli

East Boston High School Cafeteria Manager

Patricia ‘Pat’ Campatelli entered into eternal peace on June 30 at the Coral Traces Skilled Facility in Fort Myers, Florida after a courageous battle with cancer. She was 79 years old.

Born in East Boston to the late Jermano Alberti and Mary Cambria, she was raised here and considered Eastie to be her home. She worked for the City of Boston as a lunch mother in various Boston Public Schools and, in 1978, she was promoted to Cafeteria Manager at East Boston High School where she proudly served Eastie students for 27 years and retired after 34 years of service. The best time of her life was feeding Eastie students and attending Eastie football games.

She was the wife of the late Joseph “Skip” Campatelli; sister of the late Pasqualie “Blackie” and Jermano “Dukie” Alberti and is survived by her daughters, Mary Macdonald and her husband, Brian of Shippensburg, PA, Theresa Cansler and her husband, David of Pasadena, CA and Patty Campatelli of East Boston. She was the dearest sister of Antonina Boncore of Winthrop; sister in law of Marie Marine and Rosemary Trafficanti of Saugus.

Funeral arrangements were by Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, Revere. Burial was in Holy Cross Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to The EBHS Alumni Association Scholarship Fund, C/O Margaret McGrath Riley, 38 Wild Crest Avenue, Billerica, MA 01821.

Joseph Fassi

Chef, Of New Hampshire, formerly of Revere

Joseph S. Fassi of Center Ossipee, NH, formerly of Revere, died unexpectedly on June 26. He was 51 years old.

The former chef for Valle’s Steak House of Saugus and The Kernwood Restaurant of Lynnfield, he was the beloved son of the late Joseph N. and Anna (Testa) Fassi; devoted brother of Eugene S. Fassi and his wife, AnnMarie of Orlando, FL, Judith A. Dennison and her husband, Arlen of Bradford, MA, Robert G. Fassi of Ossipee, NH, Stephen A. Fassi and his wife, Stacey of Londonderry, NH and Charles J. Fassi and his wife, Jodie of Goffstown, NH, He is also lovingly survived by several aunts, uncles, nephews, nieces and cousins.

Funeral arrangements were by the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, Revere. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers. remembrances may be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, 60 Walnut St., Wellesley, MA 02481. For more information visit: www.vertuccioandsmith.com

Grace Forziati

Of Medford, formerly of East Boston

Grace M. (Campanaro) Forziati of Medford, formerly of East Boston, died on July 1.

She was the beloved wife of Beniamino Forziati; loving mother of Jack R. Forziati and his wife, Immaculate, “Mackie” of Saugus, Ron Forziati and his girlfriend, Monica Inoue of Medford; sister of the late Carmen, Nick and Louis “Gene” Campanaro and is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the George L. Doherty Funeral Home, Somerville. Entombment was at Woodlawn Mausoleum, Everett. Memorial donations may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude PL, Memphis, TN 38105. For more information please visit: www.dohertyfuneralservice.com.

Margaret Romano

Of Medford, formerly of East Boston

Margaret (D’Agostino) Romano of Medford, formerly of East Boston, died on July 6. She was in her 104th year. She was the beloved wife of the late Anthony Romano with whom she shared 70 years of marriage; loving mother of Carol Doran and her husband, Edward of Medford and the late Ray Romano; dear sister of Gloria Juliano of Medford and the late Louise Lauria, Lena “Lee” Miraglia, Helen Penta, Eda Consilvio, Salvatore “Sully” and Anthony “Ty” D’Agostino; cherished grandmother of Suzanne and Nick Mammola and Stephen and Kristine Doran and she also leaves four great grandchildren.

Funeral arrangements were by Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, Revere. Burial was in Oak Grove Cemetery, Medford. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made in her name to Genesis Courtyard Nursing home, C/0 Residents Council, 200 Governors Ave., Medford, MA 02155. For guest ,book: www.vazzafunerals.com

Alice Mercurio

Of Reading, formerly of East Boston

Alice V. (St. George) Mercurio of Reading, formerly of North Reading and East Boston, died on July 3. She was 92 years old.

She was the beloved wife of the late George Mercurio; loving mother of Ronald Mercurio and his wife, Kathleen of Danvers; George Mercurio and his wife, Anna M. of Chelmsford and Madeline Lord and her husband, Robert of North Reading; the sister of Albert St. George of Billerica, Herbert St. George of Hope Mills, NC, Helen Kochocki of Saugus, Catherine McCarty of Hampton, NH and Madeline McGowan of South Yarmouth and the late Patrick, John, James and Richard St. George; cherished grandmother of 10 and great grandmother of 23.

Funeral arrangements were by the Croswell Funeral Home, North Reading. Burial was in Riverside Cemetery in North Reading. Memorial donations may be made in her memory to the charity of one’s choice.

Dora Everett

Medford Resident

Dora Everett of Medford died on June 29.

She was the beloved wife of Aris Efstathiou; loving mother of Sandra Cantone of Florida; cherished grandmother of Stephen Borello of Michigan and Jannette Borello of Florida and great-grandmother of four; dear sister of Brother Paschal DeMattia OFM of New York and the late Mary Rizzo.

Funeral arrangements were by the Rapino Memorial Home, East Boston.  For online condolences please visit: www.rapinomemorialhome.com

Joseph Keohane

East Boston Community Activist

Joseph F. Keohane of East Boston died on July 1.

A US Army veteran of the Vietnam Era, he was a  Licensed Funeral Director, Social Worker at Heritage Apartments for Boston Legal Aid for 27 years, East Boston Community Activist, a member of the East Boston Chamber of Commerce, East Boston Rotary, American Legion Post 30, East Boston Veterans Council, VFW Post 6712, Regional Manager VFW, Past Commander and Officer ITAM Post 6, Columbus Day Parade Organizer and Past Grand Marshall, Veteran of the Year 2010, Director of the East Boston Social Center Elderly Camp, a member of the Board of Directors of the East Boston Social Center and Past President East Boston Kiwanis.

He was the beloved son of the late Felicianna (Nardone) and Joseph F. Keohane Sr.; brother of Timothy Keohane and his wife, Leslie of Everett, Kay Brayden-Strelitz of East Boston, Eileen Darling of Malden, Elaine Tripp and her husband, Russell of Saugus and Karen Belanger and her husband, Robert of Revere and is also survived by two generations of nieces and nephews and many friends. Funeral arrangements were by the Magrath Funeral Home, East Boston. Burial was at Woodlawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory to Our Lady of the Assumption Church, 404 Sumner St., East Boston, MA 02128 would be appreciated. MagrathFuneralHome.com

Madeline Hanley

Orient Heights Resident

John Grainger, a 41 year resident of Revere, died unexpectedly following a long illness at his Revere home on July 4. He was 72 years old.

His family lived in East Boston before moving to Beachmont Revere in 1971. Mr. Grainger worked as a supervisor of maintenance for more than 20 years for Kenney Management Systems before retiring in 1999.

Born in Boston, the son of the late Sydney and Gertrude (Torrence) Grainger, he was the husband of the late Grace M. (Fortune) Grainger who died in June of 1996; beloved father of Kathleen M. Briana and Patricia A. Grainger, both of Revere; grandfather of Rachele M. and Talya J. Briana, Rickie W. Briana and Edward and Sarah J. Grainger, all of Revere; brother of Barbara Caridieo of Boston and the late Donald, Briggie and Isabelle Grainger. He also leaves several nieces and nephews.

Private funeral services were held in the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals of Revere. Remembrances may be made to the American Heart Association, 20 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701-4688.

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