Of Florida, formerly of East Boston
Arlene L. (Cameron) Sloan of Jupiter, Florida, formerly of East Boston, died in Florida on July 22. She was 77 years old.
Born in Boston, the daughter of the late Evelyn (Empy) and James Cameron, she lived in East Boston for many years prior to moving to Florida 23 years ago. She worked as a waitress prior to her retirement.
She was the devoted mother of Mrs. Theresa Sloan – Dean of East Boston, Jesse Sloan of Coconut Creek, FL and the late Laureen Sloan; dear sister of Dorothy Pacheco of Dedham. She is also survived by nine grandchildren and five great grandchildren.
Services will be conducted at the Ernest P. Caggiano & Son – O’Maley Funeral home today, Wednersday, September 5 at 11 a.m. with visitation commencing at 10 a.m. Burial will follow in Winthrop Cemetery. To sign her online guest book go to www.caggianofuneralhome.com.
Of Winthrop, formerly of East Boston
Louise (Petrillo) Polino died at her Winthrop home on September 1. She was 91 years old.
Born in East Boston, the beloved daughter of the late Sabino and Rosina Petrillo, she lived in East Boston prior to moving to Winthrop 59 years ago.
She was the beloved wife of the late Angelo J. Polino, the devoted mother of John Polino, Jr. and Leslie of Winthrop, Joseph Polino and Patricia of N. Reading, James Polino and Elizabeth of Winthrop and Jeffrey Polino and Charlene of Colorado; the dear sister of Dorothy Gentile of Lynnfield; cherished grandmother of Louise Martino, John Polino, James Polino, Joseph Polino and Jonathan Polino; great grandmother of Danielle, Chris, Robbie, Domenic, Aiden, Matthew and Jake and loving great great grandmother of Victoria.
Visitation will be today, Wednesday, September 5 at the Ernest P. Caggiano & Son-O’Maley Funeral Home, 147 Winthrop St., Winthrop from 8:30 until 11 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass to be held at St. John the Evangelist Church, 320 Winthrop St., Winthrop at 11:30 a.m. Relatives and friends are cordially invited to attend. Burial will follow in Winthrop Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be sent to the Jimmy Fund, 375 Longwood Ave., Boston, MA 02115
Orazio ‘Roy’ Coscia
Past Member of Courageous Generation Member
Orazio A. “Roy” Coscia of East Boston died on September 2.
A US Navy veteran of World War II and a past member of the Courageous Generation of St. Lazarus Parish, he was the beloved husband of the late Josephine (Campanella) Coscia; devoted father of Carol Mastracci and her husband, Robert of Peabody; dear brother of the late Margaret DiGiovanni; cherished grandfather of Michael Mastracci and he is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.
Visiting hours in the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home, 971 Saratoga St., (Orient Heights) East Boston will be on Thursday, September 6 from 9 a.m. to noon followed by a graveside service in Puritan Lawn Memorial Park in Peabody. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited. For more information or to send an online condolence: www.ruggieromh.com
Appraiser for York Olds and Ira Olds
Carmen F. Bertino of Revere, formerly of Winthrop and East Boston, died at his home on September 2. He was 53 years old.
Born in Winthrop, he was raised in East Boston until moving to Winthrop at the age of 10 with his family. He attended Winthrop schools and was a graduate of Northeast Regional Vocational School, Class of 1976. He moved to Revere when he married in 1977.
He was employed at York Olds as an appraiser for more than 25 years and also worked for Ira Olds just prior to his illness. He was truly a “Family Man” and his entire life was dedicated to his family as a dedicated husband, dad, grandfather, son and brother.
He is survived by his beloved wife of 35 years, Ellen L. (Sweeney) Bertino; the cherished father of Joseph C. Bertino of Revere, Amy M. Bertino and her husband, Gregory L. Buchman of Winthrop and Matthew Bertino of Revere; devoted grandfather of Jacob M. and Ryan J. Buchman, both of Winthrop; dear brother of Joseph A. Bertino and his wife, Brenda, Annette M. Bertino and Esther Bertino, all of Wintrhop and Rosemary Bertino of Revere. He is also lovingly survived by his mother in law, Rita C. (DeNunzio) Sweeney of Revere and several nieces and nephews. He was the son of the late Carmelo and Mary (Iozza) Bertino and the son in law of the late John J. Sweeney.
Family and friends are invited to attend visiting hours today, Wednesday, September 5 from 4 to 8 p.m. in the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Route 101) Revere. His Funeral will be conducted from the funeral home on Thursday, September 6 at 9 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Anthony of Padua Church, Revere at 10 a.m. Burial will be in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Carmen Bertino Family Fund, c/o Citizens Bank, 385 Broadway, Revere, MA 02151. For more information, please visit: www.vertuccioandsmith.com
Of Peabody, formerly of East Boston
Edward Cayon of Brooksby Village, Peabody, formerly of East Boston, died on August 31. He was 87 years old.
Born and raised in East Boston, he was the son of the late Remejio and Rosalia (Feijos) Cayon and a graduate of East Boston High School. He enlisted in the U.S. Army Air Force during World War II and was a Bombardier with the 28th Bomb Group and 404th Bomb Squad in the Japan Air Offensive.
Upon returning after the war, Mr. Cayon was a computer programmer with Shawmut Bank of Boston. He was a pioneer in computerizing the check processing system at the bank, and enjoyed his 35 year career. He enjoyed watching all kinds of sports and was very supportive of Little League Baseball and other children’s sports. He also enjoyed playing cribbage. He was a Past President of the North Shore Skating Club, and liked a variety of music from the 1940’s swing to Elvis and the early Beatles.
He was the beloved husband of the late Nancy (Pedoto) Cayon, dear father of Veronica and Arthur Avakian of Franklin, Doreen and Paul Kelly of Everett and Stephanie and David Pfeiffer of Winthrop; grandfather of eight and great grandfather of 12; brother of George Cayon of Winchester and Rosalie Clark of New York. He also leaves many nieces and nephews. He was son of the late Remejio and Rosalia (Feijos) Cayon and brother of the late Roy, Mario, Jimmy and Arthur Cayon, Mary Crosby, and Angelina MacDonald.
Relatives and friends are kindly invited to gather today, Wednesday, September 5 at 10 a.m. at the Conway, Cahill-Brodeur Funeral Home, 82 Lynn St., Peabody, followed by a Funeral Mass at 11 a.m.in St. John the Baptist Church, Peabody. Cremation will follow the Mass. Expressions of sympathy may be made to the American Cancer Society, 20 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701. Please visit www.ccbfuneral.com for online obit and to sign condolences.
Of Sandwich, formerly of East Boston
Marie R. McGrath died August 27 after a long battle with cancer.
Born and raised in East Boston, the daughter of Anthony and Rose Poupolo, she was the sister to older brothers Francis and John. She lived most of her later life in Newton before moving to Sandwich in 2000, where she was an active member of Corpus Christi Church Parish and member of the choir and redemption choir. During the summer, Mrs. McGrath loved to swim and could often be found with her friends “swimming the river” with the tide in Mill Creek between the Boardwalk and Sandwich Town Beach.
The widow of Robert F. McGrath, she is survived by her loving sons Gregory and Thomas, daughter-in-law Colleen, beloved grandson, Liam and by many nieces and nephews.
Her wake will be held Thursday, September 6 from 3 to 7 p.m. at the Corpus Christi Parish Center in Sandwich, MA. A Memorial Mass will be Friday, September 7 at 1 p.m. at Corpus Christi Church. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Dana Farber Cancer Center.
Angelo ‘Gabe the Painter’ Virgilio
North End Resident
Angelo G. “Gabe the Painter” Virgilio of Boston’s North End died on August 31.
The beloved husband of Lucy (DiOrio), he was the devoted father of Donna Marie Virgilio, Peter C. Virgilio and Elizabeth, all of the North End; dear brother of the late Anthony Virgilio and is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.
A Mass of Christian Burial in celebration of his life will be held today, Wednesday, September 5 at 9:45 a.m. in the Sacred Heart Church (North Square) North End of Boston with visiting hours in the church beginning at 8:30 a.m. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited. Services will conclude with Mr. Virgilio being laid to rest in the Mausoleum in Holy Cross Cemetery. In honoring Mr. Virgilio, donations may be made to the Spaulding Nursing Center, 70 Fulton St., Boston 02109 attn, Patient Activity Acct. For more information, visit: www.ruggieromh.com. Arrangements are under the personal care of Ruggiero Family Memorial Home, East Boston 617 569 0990
Of Medford, formerly of East Boston
Frances M. (Flammia) MacCuish of Medford, formerly of East Boston, died on August 30.
She was the beloved wife of the late Raymond MacCuish; devoted mother of Donna Richmond and her husband, Roger of Malden and Raymond MacCuish of Wilmington; loving grandmother of Patrick and Sarah Richmond and Raymond Jr. and Kody MacCuish; dear sister of Louise Koczorowski and her husband, Anthony of Chelsea and the late Michael and Anthony Flammia and the loving companion of Richard Sheehan of Everett. A service will be conducted in the Dello Russo Family Funeral Home, 306 Main St., Medford today, Wednesday, at 10:30 a.m. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend. Services will conclude with burial at Oak Grove Cemetery, Medford. For directions, guestbook or obituary: dellorusso.net.
Rev. Gregory Thomas Botte, OFM
Gregory Thomas Botte, O.F.M. of Toronto, Ontario, Canada and Melrose died on August 28.
He was the devoted son of the late Henry W. and Mary A. (Krunkonis) Botte; loving brother of John Botte of Michigan, June Carroll of Wakefield, Diane Mayo of Stoneham, MaryAnne Babineau and Henry Botte, both of Melrose and the late Robert Botte. He is also survived by many nieces, nephews, grand nieces, grand nephews and friends.
Visitation will be held at Most Blessed Sacrament Church, 1155 Main St. Wakefield today, Wednesday, September 5, from 5 to 8 p.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial on Thursday at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend. Burial will follow in the Botte Family lot at Wyoming Cemetery in Melrose. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Father Gregory’s name to the Pine Street Inn, 444 Harrison Ave., Boston, MA 02118. Arrangements are by The Gately Funeral Home in Melrose. For obituary, directions or to send a message of condolence, please visit www.gatelyfh.com
Fr. John ‘Joseph’ Capistran DiMauro
Fr. John “Joseph” Capistran DiMauro, OFM of East Boston died August 31. He was 83 years old.
Fr. John was received into the Franciscan Order on July 14, 1948 and given the religious name of John Capistran. He made temporary profession on July 15, 1949 at Immaculate Conception Seminary in Troy, solemn profession on July 15, 1952, and was ordained priest by Bishop Jacob H. Griffiths on June 24, 1956 at Mount Alvernia, Wappingers Falls.
He was the beloved son of the late Grace (Schifano) and John DiMauro; cherished brother of the late Anthony and Nicholas DiMauro and Camille Kardoose and is survived by many loving nieces and nephews and great nieces and great nephews.
Funeral arrangements are by the Rapino Memorial Home, East Boston. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. today, Wednesday, September 5 at the Monastery of Saint Clare, 445 River Road, Andover, MA, followed by burial in the Friar’s Cemetery. www.rapinomemorialhome.com
East Boston Resident
Al H. Overton of East Boston died on August 30.
A US Coast Guard veteran of World War II, he was the beloved husband of Gloria L. (Tassinari) Overton; loving father of Aleta Lanzilli and her husband, William of Revere, and Ronald Overton and his wife, Lorna of East Boston; cherished grandfather of David and his wife, Ana, Danielle and her husband, Derek, Dawn and her husband, Mark and Richard and his partner, Kim; great-grandfather of Deandra, Domenic, Dario, Dante, Gwendolyn, Isabel, William and Ava.
Funeral arrangements were by the Kirby-Rapino Memorial Home, (Orient Heights) East Boston. Burial was in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. For online condolences, please visit www.kirby-rapino.com
Joanne (DiPompo) Padovani of Stoneham died on August 28.
She was the beloved wife of Anthony Padovani of Stoneham; devoted mother of David Padovani of California and Steven Padovani and his wife, Krisanne of Stoneham; cherished grandmother of Mia.
Funeral arrangements were by the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home, East Boston. Memorial donations may be made to the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Attn: Donor Services, PO Box 650309, Dallas, TX 75265-0309. For more information or to send an online condolence, please visit www.ruggieromh.com
Former Commander of North End Am Vets Post, late employee of Boston Housing
George Amadeo of Saugus, formerly of East Boston and the North End, died on August 29. He was in his 95th year.
He was the beloved husband of the late Ginette (Dasilva) Amadeo with whom he shared 62 years of marriage; loving father of Joel Amadeo of Medford, Carina Kruger and Jacqueline Amadeo, both of Saugus; dear brother of the late Grace Caruso, Jean Grimner, Peter, Salvatore, Mario and Anthony Amadeo; cherished grandfather of George and Maria Amadeo and Andrea and Frank Scrima, all of Saugus and great grandfather of Alexis and Zachary Scrijma and Gianni and Marcello Amadeo.
Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, Revere. Burial was at Woodlawn Cemetery. For guest book: www.vazzafunerals.com
Leonarda ‘Nora’ Mistretta
North End Resident
Leonarda “Nora” Mistretta of Boston’s North End died on August 27. She was 82 years old.
She was the beloved daughter of Matteo and Maria Mistretta; loving sister of Mary and the late Catherine and Angelina, She leaves her nephews Joseph and Matthew Favale of East Boston, her niece Maria Ruggiero of Malden and William, Judy, Matthew and Elaine Morrow of New Jersey and is also survived by many loving great nieces and nephews.
Funeral arrangements were by the Boston Harborside Home J.S. Waterman & Sons-Langone, Boston. Burial was at Glenwood Cemetery in Everett. bostonharborsidehome.com
Gaetano ‘Pudgie’ Gobbi
Past Member of Orient Heights Yacht Club
Gaetano ” Pudgie” Gobbi of Revere, formerly of East Boston, died on August 28.
A past member of the Orient Heights Yacht Club, he was a US Army veteran.
He was the beloved husband of 48 years of Mary (Incrovato); devoted father of David Gobbi and his wife, Kimberly and their children: Drew, Jack and Eli of Newburyport and Mark Gobbi and his wife, Fadia and their children: Anthony, Kristin and Andy of Haymarket, VA; dear brother of Lena, Joseph, Mary, Sammy, Edward and the late Emma, Frank, Rita and Patty. He is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.
Funeral arrangements were by the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home, East Boston. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. Memorial donations may be to the Dana Farber Cancer Center, 10 Brookline Pl. West, 6th Floor, Brookline MA 02445. For more information or to send an online condolence please visit: www.ruggieromh.com
East Boston Resident
Marie (Izzo) Capone of East Boston died on August 27.
The beloved wife of the late John Capone Sr., she was the devoted mother of Karen Gaeta and her husband, Steven of Winthrop, John Jr. and his wife, Karen and Robert and his wife, Joanne, all of West Peabody, Andrea Capone of East Boston and Michelle Reilly and her husband, Dennis of Winthrop; dear sister of Rita Izzo of Winthrop, Paul Izzo and his wife, Lorraine of East Boston, Anna DeCosta of East Boston, Joseph Izzo of Revere and the late Ida Villano, Nicholas Izzo, Anthony Izzo and Jean Nicoletti; cherished grandmother of Robyn Marshall, Lauren, Robert and Nicole Capone, Shawn, Michael and Taylor Reilly and adored great grandmother of Ella Marie Marshall. She is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.
Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Ruggiero-Mazzarella Memorial Home, (Orient Heights) East Boston. Mrs. Capone was laid to rest with her beloved husband, John in the Puritan Lawn Memorial Park in Peabody.