Obituaries 08-22-2012

August 22, 2012
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Antonina ‘Nina’ Pesaturo

Of Revere, formerly of Orient Heights East Boston

Antonina “Nina” (Cammarata) Pesaturo of Revere, formerly of Orient Heights East Boston, died on August 18.

She was the beloved wife of the late Alfred “Fred” Pesaturo with whom she shared 56 years of marriage; loving mother of Vincent Pesaturo and his wife, Bernadette and Michael Pesaturo and his wife, Penny, all of Rowley; dear sister of the late Catherine Paserello, Rita Lanavaro and Salvatore Cammarata; cherished grandmother of Michael and Brian Pesaturo and great grandmother of Andrew and Kaylyn Pesaturo.

Her Funeral will be held from Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, 262 Beach St., Revere, Friday at 10:30 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Anthony’s Church, Revere at noon. Family and friends may visit Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m. Entombment will be in Holy Cross Mausoleum, Malden. For directions and guest book: www.vazzafunerals.com.

Rina Gasparini

Of Saugus, formerly of East Boston

Rina  ( Agostinelli ) of Saugus, formerly of East Boston, died on August 18. She was in her 96th year.

The beloved wife of the late Dante Gasparini with whom she shared 51 years of marriage, she was the loving mother of Catherine Ward of Salem, dear sister of Ralph Agostinelli of East Boston, Mary Pecoraro of Revere and the late Dolores Mazzarini and Arthur Agostinelli; cherished grandmother of Kimberly Lovett and Karen Ward and her fiancé, Dr. Mark Sanner and great grandmother of Landon Lovett.

Her Funeral will be held from Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, 262 Beach Street, Revere Thursday at 9 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St Margaret’s Church, Saugus at 10:30 a.m. Family and friends may visit today, Wednesday, from 4 to 8 p.m. Burial will be in Puritan Lawn Cemetery, Peabody. For directions and guest book: www.vazzafunerals.com

James Vacirca

Of Winthrop, formerly of East Boston

James Vacirca of Winthrop, formerly of East Boston, went peacefully home to the Lord on August 19 surrounded by his loving family. He was in his 85th year.

He was the beloved husband of Elizabeth “Betty” (Colella); cherished son of the late Agrippina and Felice Vacirca; devoted father of Jay and his wife, Denise Vacirca and Anthony and his wife, Kelli Vacirca all of Saugus; dear brother of the late Joseph, Michael, Mary, Helen and John; adored grandfather of Anthony James Vacirca. He is also survived by many loving nieces, nephews and cousins.

His funeral will be from the Ruggiero Family Memorial on Thursday, August 23 at 9:30 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in celebration of his life in Immaculate Conception Church, 127 Winthrop Ave., Revere at 10:30 a.m. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited. Visiting hours are today, Wednesday, from 4 to 9 p.m. Services will conclude with his being laid to rest in Woodlawn Cemetery. For transportation to the memorial home please call 617-569-0990. For more information or to send an online condolence, please visit www.ruggieromh.com

Charles ‘Chickie’ Femia

Of Swampscott, formerly of Lynn

Charles S. “Chickie” Femia of Swampscott, formerly of Lynn, died on August 11.

He was the husband of Jane Ellingwood Femia; father of Charles S. Femia, Jr. and his wife, Diane of Derry, NH, and the late Jayne Femia; grandfather of David and Daniel Femia, both of Derry, NH, Denise Quintiliani and her husband, Daniel of Lynn, Danielle Marquis-Roy and her husband, Robert of Beverly and the late Robert Marquis; great grandfather of Madalaine and Gabrielle, brother of Joseph Femia of Saugus and Marion Femia of Orient Heights and uncle of many nieces and nephews.

His Funeral will be held on Thursday at 9:30 a.m. from the Solimine, Landergan and Richardson Funeral Home, 426 Broadway (Rte 129), Lynn followed by a Funeral Mass at 10:30 a.m. in St. Pius V Church. Burial will be in Puritan Lawn Memorial Park. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited. Visiting hours are Wednesday from 4 to 7 p.m. Donations in his memory may be made to Hospice of the North Shore and Greater Boston, 75 Sylvan Street, Suite B-102, Danvers, MA 01923. Directions and guestbook at www.solimine.com

Catherine ‘Kay’ Cardoza

East Boston resident

Catherine F. “Kay” (Aiken) Cardoza of East Boston died on August 16.

She was the beloved wife of Arthur M. Cardoza with whom she shared 62 years of marriage; devoted mother of Kathryn Keaveney and her husband, Thomas of Brookline, Judith A. Jaruse and her husband, Robert of Hanover, Patrice Cardoza of Littleton, NH, Arthur E. Cardoza and his wife, MaryAnn of Wakefield and Edward M. Cardoza of Cranston, RI; loving grandmother of Coleen, Katelyn, Kerry, Megan, Michelle, Jennifer, Christina, Robert and Juliana; loving great-grandmother of Jacob and Ryan and dear sister of the late Sister Catherine SND, George, Edward and Mary Aiken, Rita Barlow, Edna Laracy and Margaret Walsh.

Funeral arrangements were by the Dello Russo Funeral Home, Medford. Burial was at Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. In lieu of flowers, please honor Kay by making a contribution in her name to: Still Harbor, 666 Dorchester Avenue, Boston, MA 02127. To leave a message of condolence, please visit: www.dellorusso.net

Robin Kinney

New Hampshire Resident

Robin M. Kinney of Merrimack, NH died on August 13. She was 48 years old.

Born in Boston on October 18, 1963, she was the daughter of Joseph and the late Marianne (Gregory) DiLeo. Ms. Kinney was employed by the Department of Defense for 30 years, most recently as a DOD Contract Supervisor at DCMA in Manchester, NH.

Preceded in death by her brother, John Gregory who died in 2003, she was a loving wife, mother, daughter, sister, and friend who is survived by her husband of 25 years, Michael Kinney; two sons, Patrick Kinney and Christopher Kinney, all of Merrimack,NH; father and step-mother Joseph and Doreen DiLeo of North Port, Florida; her sisters and brothers: Debra Austin and Thomas Austin of Revere, Steven DiLeo and Julie DiLeo of Medford,  William Giannetto and his wife, Deborah Celeste DeMarzo and Ernest Giannetto, all of Everett and her sister and brother-in-law Linda and Kurt Hulteen of Eagle River, AK and by many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. She was also the Godmother of Joseph Salvadore of Revere, Meghan Richardson of Andover, NH, Danielle DeMarzo of East Boston, and Madeline Hughes of Melrose.

Funeral arrangements were by the Rivet Funeral Home, Merrimack, NH. Memorial donations can be made in her name to the American Heart Association, Northeast Affiliate, 2 Wall Street, Unit 104, Manchester, NH 03101. For more information or to sign an online register book, please visit www.rivetfuneralhome.com

Valerie Charles

Connecticut Resident

Valerie (Kramer) Charles of Fairfield, CT, formerly of Lexington and Lynnfield, died on August 14. She was 43 years old.

She was the beloved wife of Peter J. Charles with whom she shared 10 years of marriage; cherished daughter of Kenneth Kramer and Eda (Donatelli) Kramer of Lynnfield; devoted mother of Olivia Grace Charles and Emily Rose Charles; loving sister of Melissa Kramer of Middleton and Andrea Kramer of Methuen; dear niece of Elsa DeSanctis of East Boston, Antonetta Fiamingo of Watertown, Judith Amendola of Mission Viejo, CA, Marvin Kramer of Cincinnati, OH, and the late Walter Donatelli. She is also survived by many loving cousins. Arrangements were by the Robinson Funeral Home, Melrose. Burial was at Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. Memorial gifts may be made to Heaps of Hope, c/o Holly Walton, 60 Walnut St., Wellesley, MA 02481 or to Guiding Eyes for the Blind, 611 Granite Springs Rd., Yorktown Heights, NY 10598. For online tribute or to express condolences, visit RobinsonFuneralHome.com

Dolores Aguirre

Anti-Domestic Violence Advocate

Dolores Aguiree died suddenly in East Boston on August 11.

A longtime anti-domestic violence advocate, she was the beloved mother of Brian A. and Rachael Flaherty, both of East Boston, the sister of Maria G. Aguirre, MD of California, Barbara Aguirre of Washington, DC, Teresita Moscatello, Felix A., Serafin “Babe”, Clarita and Veronica Aguirre, all of Texas and Angelica Aguirre of Maynard.; daughter-in-law of Karen Flaherty; sister-in-law of Kristin Ventresca and Gavin Flaherty and partner of Ken Rosen. She is also survived by 15 nieces and nephews, two grand-nieces and one grand-nephew.

Memorial Services will be held at a date and place to be announced. In lieu of flowers donations in her memory to Transition House, 1035 Cambridge St. B-10, Cambridge, MA 02141 would be appreciated. MagrathFuneralHome.com

Nicholas Restuccia

Centerville Resident

Nicholas Restuccia of Centerville died peacefully surrounded by his loving family on August 20.

A US Army veteran of World War II, he was the beloved husband of Theresa (Cappuccio); cherished son of the late Antonino and Josephine Restuccia; devoted father of Nicholas Jr. and his wife, Lillian of Lynnfield, Jane Restuccia of New York, NY and Joan Restuccia and her husband, Franco Ferrara of Milan, Italy; adored grandfather of Joseph and Paul and is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.

His Funeral will be held from the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home, Orient Heights East Boston on Saturday August 25 at 9 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in Celebration of his life in Sacred Heart Church, Brooks Street, East Boston at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends arerespectfully invited. Visiting hours are Friday from 4 to 8 p.m. Burial will be in Puritan Lawn Cemetery, Peabody. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis TN 38105. For transportation to the memorial home please call 617-569-0990. For more information or to send an online condolence please visit www.ruggieromh.com.

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