Obituaries 09-26-2012

September 26, 2012
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Joseph Caggiano

Retired Boston Police Detective

Det. Joseph E. Caggiano, B.P.D. (retired) died at the Massachusetts General Hospital on September 20. He was 89 years old.

Born in Boston, the dear son of the late Grace (Ferrara) and Ernest P. Caggiano, he lived in Winthrop prior to entering the US Navy in World War II.

He was a graduate of Boston English High School and attended the Merchant Marine Academy on Gallups Island. While in the Navy he served on an escort vessel on the convoys to Mermansk in Russia. He was discharged from the Navy and attended the New England Institute of Embalming & Funeral Directing. Upon graduation, he was a licensed Funeral Director working with his father in the family funeral home.

He was called back into the US Navy during the Korean Conflict. While in the Navy, he was appointed to the Boston Police Department and served in South Boston for 32 years and for many years was a Detective and Juvenile Officer.

He was a member of the Knights of Columbus, the Disabled American Veterans and the Police Post American Legion.

He was the beloved husband of the late Anna O. (Bellio) Caggiano, the devoted father of Joanne Caggiano, Janice Erlandson and her husband, Rick and John Caggiano and his wife, Madeline, all of East Boston;  the loving brother of Marie G. Mann of Bedford, Frances T. Driscoll of Wellfleet and Ernest C. Caggiano and his wife, Nettie of Winthrop. He is also survived by his grandchildren Amy, Elizabeth Taylor and Joseph.

Funeral arrangements were by the Ernest P. Caggiano & Son-O’Maley Funeral Home, Winthrop. Burial was in the family lot in Winthrop Cemetery. To sign the online guestbook go to www.caggianofuneralhome.com.

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Rosalie Shea

Of Revere, formerly of Winthrop and East Boston

Rosalie M. (Scaramozzino) Shea of Revere, formerly of Winthrop, died at home on September 19 after a long illness. She was 71 years old.

Born in Boston, she was the beloved daughter of Esther (Perry) and the late Anthony Scaramozzino. She resided in East Boston in her early years before moving to Winthrop in 1965.

She was the devoted wife of the late Daniel J. Shea and the loving mother of John Shea of Connecticut, Patricia Lazzari and her husband, William of Revere, Daniel Shea of Saugus, Laurie Shea and Lawrence Hazard of Connecticut and Christopher Shea and his wife, Gayle of Saugus; the dear sister of Rita Beaton and Linda Niles, both of Saugus and the cherished grandmother of Jessica, Danielle, Michael, Makenzie, Carly, Daniel, Sophia and Ryan. She is also survived by two great grandchildren Skylar and Matthew.
Funeral arrangements were by the Ernest P. Caggiano and Son-O’Maley Funeral Home, Winthrop. Burial was in the Belle Isle section of Winthrop Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or go to their website at www.stjude.org/tribute. To sign the online guestbook go to www.caggianofuneralhome.com.

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Vito Tocco

Of New Jersey, Formerly of East Boston

Vito Tocco of Maple Shade, NJ died on on September 23. He was 94 years old.

Born in Omaha, Nebraska, he lived in Boston before moving to Maple Shade in 2007. He retired from Pasten Wine and Spirits in South Boston, was a US Army veteran and an avid Boston Red Sox fan.

He was the father of the late Philip Tocco and is survived by his wife, Betty (Robillard) Tocco,  his daughter, Denise and her husband, Larry Lawler and daughter in-law Donna Tocco. He was the grandfather of five, great grandfather of 11 and great-great grandfather of six and is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday, September 27 at 11 a.m. Our Lady of Perpetual Help R. C. Church, Maple Shade, NJ. Private burial will be held at a later date. Visitation is Thursday from 10 to 11 a.m. at the church. Memorial contributions may be sent to D.A.V., ATTN: Gift Processing, PO Box 14301, Cincinnati, OH 45250-0301. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the Mark C. Tilghman Funeral Home, Maple Shade, NJ.

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John Pagliarulo

East Boston Resident

John Pagliarulo of East Boston died on September 23.

A US Marine Corps veteran, he was the beloved husband of Catherine (Price) Pagliarulo; devoted father of John of Stoneham and Susan Wesley of East Boston and cherished grandfather of John Logan Pagliarulo.

A celebration of Mr. Pagliarulo’s life will be held on Saturday, September 29 in the Sacred Heart Church, Brooks Street, East Boston at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited. In accordance with Mr. Pagliarulo’s wishes, visiting hours are respectfully omitted.   For more information or to send the Pagliarulo family an online condolence: www.ruggieromh.com. Arrangements are under the personal care of Ruggiero Family Memorial Home East Boston   617 569 0990.

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Patrick Stanton

Of Medford, Formerly of East Boston

Patrick J. Stanton of Medford, formerly of East Boston and Belmont, died on September 18.

He was the beloved son of Elinor (Gavaghan) Stanton of Washington and the late John Stanton; dear brother of Ellen Stanton and Harry Payne of New Jersey, Carolyn Stanton of Arizona and Paula Pearcy and David W. of Washington and is also

survived by loving nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

The family will receive visitors on Saturday, September 29 from 3 to 5 p.m. in the Rapino Memorial Home, 9 Chelsea St. (Maverick Sq.) East Boston.  For online condolences and/or directions, please visit www.rapinomemorialhome.com

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Frederick Case

East Boston Resident

Frederick V. Case of East Boston, formerly of Florida, died on September 18 surrounded by his family.

He was the loving father of Frederick V. Case, Jr. of East Boston; beloved fiancé of Kathleen Carlton of East Boston; dear brother of Martin V. Case Jr. of Texas, Lurana Hillard, Josephine Lewis, Mary Lee Case, Dorothy Fanzlaw and Virginia Hough, all of Florida and is also survived by loving nieces and nephews.

Services will be held at a later date in Fort Pierce, Florida.  Arrangements are under the care of the Rapino Memorial Home, East Boston. www.rapinomemorialhome.com

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Nicholas ‘Nicky’ Savino

Of Rowley, formerly of East Boston

Nicholas “Nicky” Savino of Rowley, formerly of Malden and East Boston, died on September 16 after a long illness.

He was the former proprietor of Savino’s Slush and Lemonade Company of Cottage Street, East Boston and Savino Gas Company and a US Army veteran of World War II.

The beloved husband of the late Jennie (Licata) Savino with whom he shared 39 years of marriage, he was the loving and adored father of Linda Ann Cintron and her husband, Joseph of Rowley; dear brother of the late Lydia Giannetta and cherished grandfather of Lynette Tilton and her husband, Edward of Rowley.

Funeral arrangements were by Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, Revere. Burial with military honors was at Forest Dale Cemetery, Malden. For guest book: www.vazzafunerals.com.

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Leo Sullivan

Retired Plant Manager

Leo J. Sullivan of Winthrop died at the Beth Israel Hospital on September 20. He was 75 years old.

Mr. Sullivan served in the U. S. Army from 1955 to 1957. Prior to his retirement, he worked as a plant manager for Charlestown Graphic Arts and Finishing. He was the beloved husband of Patricia A. (Clark) Sullivan. Born in Boston, he was the cherished son of the late Francis and Agnes (Dunn) Sullivan of East Boston; devoted father of Deborah O’Connor and her husband, Dennis of Haverhill, Christopher Sullivan and his wife, Anne of Winthrop, Charles Sullivan and his wife, Pamela of Swampscott and Justine Mahan and her husband, John of Winthrop; proud grandfather of Ryan, Brogan, and Cameron O’Connor, Connor, Braeden and Patrick Sullivan and Priscilla and Gavin Sullivan; dear brother of Lorraine Holmes and her husband, Edward of Wakefield and Francis Sullivan and his wife, Diane of Medford. He is also survived by several nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Maurice W. Kirby Funeral Home, Winthrop. Burial was in Winthrop Cemetery (Belle Isle Section). Donations can be made to St. John the Evangelist Church, 320 Winthrop St., Winthrop, MA, 02152 or to the Viking Pride Foundation P.O. Box 37 Winthrop, MA, 02152. For guestbook, visit www.mauricekirbyfh.com.

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Elizabeth Gulla

Of Peabody, Formerly of East Boston

Elizabeth M. (Pugliese) Gulla of Peabody, formerly of East Boston, died on September 21.

She was the beloved wife of Anthony Gulla with whom she shared 46 years of marriage; loving mother of William Gulla and his wife, Christine of Peabody and Jennifer Rogers and her husband, William of North Andover; cherished daughter of Sabattino “Puggy” Pugliese and Mary (Basilio) Pugliese of California; dear sister of Annabella Molea and her husband, Joseph of Woburn and Joseph Pugliese and his wife, Deborah of California; cherished grandmother of Nicholas, Samantha, and Michael Gulla and Jacqueline, Sidney, and Alexandra Rogers.

Funeral arrangements were by the  Conway, Cahill-Brodeur Funeral Home, Peabody. Remembrances may be made in her name to the Torigian Community Life Center, 78 Central St., Peabody, MA. 01960. For on-line obituary, please visit: www.ccbfuneral.com.

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Angelo Logrippo

Of Norwell

Angelo A. Logrippo of Norwell, formerly of Boston, went home to the lord surrounded by his loving family on September 20. He was 61 years old.

He was the beloved husband of over 40 years to Ann Marie (Nolan); devoted father of Laurie Miller of Texas, Angelo Logrippo of Boston, Joseph Logrippo of Boston and Christine Nordgren of Tennessee; dear brother of Louis Logrippo of Methuen, Patricia Roukes of Methuen and Joseph Logrippo of Saugus; cherished grandfather of Hailey, Brad, Caleb, Ann Marie, Annabelle and Ava and is also survived by  many loving nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to create a hospice facility by making a donation to Campus of Caring Inc., PO Box 323, Norwell 02061. For more information or to send an online condolence, please visit www.ruggieromh.com. For more information or to send an online condolence, please visit www.ruggieromh.com.

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Phyllis Calsimitto

Of Winthrop, formerly of East Boston

Phyllis (Ciampa) Calsiminto of Winthrop, formerly of East Boston, died on September 18. She was in her 100th year.

She and her husband were proprietors of Paul Regina’s Beauty Shop in East Boston, hotel proprietors of the Maple Inn in Union, New Hampshire and Paul’s Auto School of East Boston.

The wife of the late Paul Calsimitto with whom she shared 66 years of marriage, she was the mother of Patricia Naso and her husband, Nicholas, Marie Calsimitto Heres, Paul Calsimitto, Jr. and Dr. Donna Calsimitto and her husband, Ralph Bravocco. She was the grandmother of 11 and the late Paul Heres and also leaves 19 great grandchildren.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, Revere. Burial was in the Belle Isle Section of Winthrop Cemetery. For an extended obituary and guest book, please visit: www.vazzafunerals.com.

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John Victor Di Rienzo

Of Revere, formerly of East Boston

John Victor Di RIenzo of Revere, formerly of East Boston, died on September 18. He was 83 years old.

A US Navy war veteran attached to the Seabees, he was a member of St. Francis Council Knights of Columbus, a graduate of English High School, Class of 1946 and the recipient of the Lawrence Memorial Prize for excellence in academics. He also held a Civil Engineering Degree from Northeastern University and was a 65 year member of the Bricklayers Union Local 3 of Boston.

The cherished son of the late Antonio and Concetta (Salierno) Di Rienzo, he was the loving brother of Alfred Di Rienzo and his wife, Martha of Maryland and the late Felix Di Rienzo and Rita Cauble; fond uncle of eight nieces and four nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, Revere. Entombment was at Holy Cross Mausoleum, Malden. For guest book: www.vazzafunerals.com.

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Josephine Pugliese

Canton Resident

Josephine Pugliese of Canton died on September 22.

The beloved daughter of the late Andrew and Julia (Caprio) Pugliese, she was the sister of the late Molly Bellabona, Lucy Coelho, Helen Moran, and John, Albert and Netta Pugliese and is survived by many nieces and nephews.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in Saint Agatha Church, Milton on Thursday, September 27 at 10:30 a,m. Relatives and friends are invited. A visiting hour will be held Thursday morning, from 9 to 10 a.m. at the Dolan Funeral Home, 460 Granite Ave., East Milton. Burial will be in Saint Michael Cemetery. For directions and information, www.dolanfuneral.com.

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Phyllis Cohen

Of Randolph, formerly of East Boston

Phyllis M. (Anthony) Cohen of Randolph, formerly of E. Boston, died on September 22 after a long illness. She was 64 years old.

She is survived by her beloved husband, Gerald W. Cohen and was the dear daughter of Phyllis (Horne) Anthony of East Boston and the late Lawrence Leo Anthony; devoted sister of Lawrence Anthony, Jr. and his wife, Carol of Saugus, Kathleen Kelly and her husband, Ed of Framingham and Robert Anthony (Boston Police Dept.) and his wife, Jacalyn of East Boston; daughter-in-law of the late Irving and Anna Cohen and is also survived by many nieces, nephews and great nieces. Funeral arrangements are by the Cartwright Funeral Home, 419 No. Main St., (Rt. 28) Randolph. For additional information, please visit: ww.cartwrightfuneral.com.

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