Dorothy Mae Allen
Long Time VA Hospital Employee
Dorothy Mae (Whitesides) Allen of East Boston died on October 31 at the Whidden Memorial Hospital in Everett. She was 66 years old.
Born in Rutherfordton, N.C, she worked for the V.A. Hospital for many years.
She was predeceased by her beloved husband, the late Israel Allen Jr. and is survived by her loving aunt Dorothy Hunt of East Boston and by many more loving aunts, uncles and cousins.
Her Funeral service will be held in the Rapino Memorial Home, 9 Chelsea Street (Maverick Sq.), East Boston today, Wednesday, November 7 at 10 a.m. The family will receive visitors prior to the services from 9 to 10 a.m. Services will conclude with burial in Mt. Hope Cemetery, Boston. For online condolences and/or directions, please visit: www.rapinomemorialhome.com Rapino Memorial Home 617-567-1380
Ralph Carrozza, Jr.
Teacher of Master Masonry
Ralph Carrozza, Jr. of Salem, NH, formerly of Wilmington and Revere, died unexpectedly on October 30 at Holy Family Medical Center of Methuen after being stricken at his home. He was 61 years old.
Born in Boston and raised in Revere where his family were residents of Newman Street for more than 25 years, he moved to Wilmington in 1975 and to Salem, NH in 2008. He attended Revere Schools and was a 1969 graduate of St. Mary’s High School of Lynn.
He began a career in stone masonry at the age of 19, a trade that was intrinsic to his late father’s family. (His paternal grandfather, David Carrozza, was known as the “Master of Masonry” throughout the Commonwealth.) Two other uncles also spent their working careers in the masonry trades.
About 15 years ago, he returned to school to earn his teaching certificate and began a teaching career in Master Stone Masonry at Shawsheen Valley Technical High School of Billerica. “Mr. C,” as he was affectionately dubbed, became an icon at the school and his loss is deeply felt among the students and his colleagues. He was a member of the Mass. Teachers Association and the Shawsheen Valley Teachers Association.
He was the beloved husband of Sheilah M. (Brunelle) Mulcahy-Carrozza of Salem, NH; devoted father of Susan M. Carrozza of Malden and Christine A. Carrozza of Billerica; dear brother of Rachel E. Stanchi and her husband, Carmen A. of Wilmington and is also lovingly survived by Seana Mulcahy and Jason M. Mulcahy, both of Andover and Makenzie B. Mulcahy of Salem, NH and his adoring grandson, Logan K. Mulcahy; dear uncle of Michelle M. Stanchi of Wilmington, Michael R. Stanchi and his wife, Kathryn “Kate” of Winthrop, several aunts, uncles and cousins also survive him. He was the son of the late Ralph Sr. who died in November of 2009 and Edith D. (Saponaro) Carrozza, who died in March of 2012. His first wife of more than 25 years, Francis E. (Nardone) Carrozza, died in October of 2004.
Funeral arrangements were by the Nichols Funeral Home, Wilmington. Burial was private. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Shawsheen Valley Technical High School, 100 Cook St., Billerica, MA 01821, attn. Athletic Dept. For additional information, visit: www.vertuccioandsmith.com.
Of Tewksbury, formerly of East Boston and Chelsea
Linda A. (Durbano) “Casiello” Meiggs of Tewksbury, formerly of East Boston and Chelsea, died on November 2.
A past member of the Emblem Club of Billerica, she was the loving mother of Dan Meiggs and his spouse, James Murphy of Winthrop, Eddie Meiggs of Manchester NH, Stephen Meiggs of Tewksbury and Tracy Meiggs of Winthrop; devoted love of Joseph Casiello of East Boston, cherished grandmother of George MacKay and is also survived by many cousins.
Funeral arrangements were by the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home (Orient Heights) East Boston. Memorial donations may be made to the American Kidney Fund, 6110 Executive Blvd., Rockville,MD 20852. For more information: www.ruggieromh.com.
East Boston Resident
Marie R. (Ciriello) Briano of East Boston died on November 3.
A past member of Winthrop Senior Place, she was the beloved wife of more than 53 years of Robert Briano, the devoted mother of Robert Jr, and his wife, Denise of Haverhill, Carol Bocchino and her husband, John of Wilmington; dear sister of Leonard Ciriello of Florida and the late Michael Ciriello; cherished grandmother of Mary Beth and Rebecca Briano and Christopher and Matthew Bocchino and is also 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 Thursday, November 8 at 9 a.m. with a Mass of Christian Burial in celebration of her life at St. Joseph St. Lazarus Church, Ashley Street at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited. Visiting hours are today, Wednesday, from 4 to 8 p.m. In honoring Mrs. Briano, memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimers Association, 31 Arsenal St., Watertown, MA 02172. Burial will be in Holy Cross Cemetery. For more information: www.ruggieromh.com.
East Boston Resident
Antonio Ramon of East Boston and Boston died on November 1.
Funeral arrangements were by the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home, East Boston. A graveside service was held at Mt. Hope Cemetery, Walk Hill Street, Boston.
Of Revere, formerly of East Boston
Florence M. (Losco) Sarno of Revere, formerly of East Boston, died on October 31 at the Lighthouse Nursing & Rehab Center in Revere following a long illness. She was 89 years old.
Born and raised in East Boston, Mrs. Sarno attended Boston Schools and moved to Revere in 1959.
She was the beloved wife of the late Enrico Sarno, Sr. who died in July of 1982; devoted mother of Anita L. Brooks and her husband, Joseph of Hingham, Anthony Sarno and his wife, Bernadette and Rick Sarno, Jr. and his wife, Darlene J., all of Revere; dear sister of Sam Losco of Palm Coast, FL and is also lovingly survived by six grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, her brother in law, Anthony Sarno and his wife, Karen of Lowell and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral arrangements were by the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, Revere. Burial was at Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the American Heart Assoc. , 20 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701-4688. For more information visit: www.vertuccioandsmith.com.
Carmela ‘Millie’ Gizzi
F.M.C.A. and Saugus VFW Ladies Auxiliary Member
Carmela “Millie” (Grande) Gizzi of Saugus, formerly of Revere, died on October 31.
A member of the F.M.C.A. and the Saugus VFW Ladies Auxiliary, she was the beloved wife of the late Antonio, the devoted mother of Domenic and his wife, Micky of California, Maria Charles and her husband, Danny, Anthony of Saugus, Marc and his wife, Mina of Winchester and Chris and his wife, Linda of Peabody; dear sister of Lucy Delmuto of East Boston, Mary Guaneri of Winchester and the late Ernie and Guy Grande; loving grandmother of Domenic, Jihan and her husband, Joey, Joelle and her husband, Drew, Danny and his wife, Heather, Marcus and his wife, Cassandra, Bianca, Evana, Lia, Christopher, Christina, Chloe and her great grandchildren Joseph and Jaden. She is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.
Funeral arrangements were by the Paul Buonfiglio & Son-Bruno Funeral Home, Revere. Entombment was in Woodlawn Mausoleum. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to Cancer Research at MGH. Please make checks payable to Massachusetts General Hospital, Mail to MGH Development Office, 165 Cambridge St., Boston, MA 02114. For guest book please visit www.Buonfiglio.com.
Past Vice President of Bank of America
Thomas M. Trainor of Salem, formerly of Arizona, died on November 1.
A US Army veteran of Vietnam and a Past Vice President of Bank of America for over 15 years, he was the husband of Carmela (Adomi) Trainor, father of Derek Trainor and Natalie Palmer, both of Arizona; brother of Muriel Sweeney of Norwell, Lorraine Moradi of Rowley and Richard Trainor of Revere; grandfather of Nicholas and Christian Palmer and is also survived by many nieces and nephews.
Funeral arrangements were by the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home (Orient Heights) East Boston. Mr. Trainor was laid to rest with his Military Family in the National Cemetery in Bourne. In honoring Mr. Trainor, memorial donations may be made to N.E. Shelter for Homeless Veterans, 17 Court St., Boston 02108. For more information: www.ruggieromh.com.
Of Revere, formerly of Chelsea
Mikel Pulisciano of Revere, formerly of Chelsea, died on November 1.
He was the beloved husband of Theresa (Longo) Adams with whom he shared 20 years of marriage; loving father of Michael Pulisciano of Florida, Mark Pulisciano and his wife, Eleanor of Malden, Michelle Adams and Denyell Anderson, both of Revere and the late Lisa Dunn of Chelsea and the late Rocky and Domenic Pulisciano; cherished grandfather of Tessa Anderson, Matthew Longo and Anthony and Joseph Pulisciano.
Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, Revere. For online guest book www.vazzafunerals.com.
East Boston Resident
Susan A. Leone of East Boston died on October 31.
The beloved daughter of the late James and Anna (D’Amico) Whitaker, she was the loving wife of Robert Leone of East Boston; beloved sister of Marianne Covino and her husband, Carmen of East Boston, Judy Fenerty and her fiancé, Thomas Khachadoorian of Winthrop and the late James Whitaker; cherished aunt of Jennifer Attardo and her husband, Paul and James Covino, all of East Boston; great-aunt of Gianna and Nina Attardo of East Boston.
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.
Of Burlington, formerly of East Boston
Robert A. Castellano of Burlington, formerly of East Boston, died on October 27.
He was the beloved husband of 47 years of Carole J. (Napoli); loving father of Robert Jr. and his wife, Sharyn of Nashua, NH and Anthony and his wife, Laura of Litchfield, NH; brother of the late Joseph and Michael; grandfather of Danny, Kristina, Dante, and Noah Castellano; brother-in-law of Dolores and Eleanor Castellano, Robert and Doris Napoli, Thomas and Deanne Napoli, William and Beth Napoli, and Maryann Napoli.
A Memorial Mass was celebrated at St. Margaret’s Church, Burlington. In lieu of flowers, memorials in his name may be made to the American Red Cross, P.O. Box 4002018, DesMoines, IN 50340-2018, www.redcross.org or VNA of Middlesex-East & Visiting Nurse Hospice, Sawtelle Hospice House, 607 North Ave., Suite 17, Wakefield, MA 01880, www.vnaofme.org. Arrangements were by the Edward V. Sullivan Funeral Home, Burlington. For obituary, online guestbook see www.sullivanfuneralhome.net and www.saintmargaretschurch.net.
Josephine ‘Eddie’ Perrotti
Josephine T. “Eddie” (Fitzgibbons) Perrotti of Charlestown died on October 29. She was 86 years old.
A member of The Old Charlestown Schoolgirls Association and the Golden Age Center, she was the beloved wife of the late Jaffrie A. Perrotti; devoted mother of Ralph Perrotti of Revere, Jeff Perrotti (Winthrop Fire Department) and his wife, Susan of Winthrop and Eda Perrotti and her husband, Robert Zelandi of East Boston; loving grandma to Amy, Jennifer, Ralph, Jaffrie A. III., Jena, Matthew, Isabella, Michael and her great-grandson, Ryan; beloved sister of the late Margaret White, Frances Griffiths, James and Joseph Fitzgibbons and is also survived by many nieces and nephews.
Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Frank H. Carr Funeral Home, Charlestown. Burial was at Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. For obituary and online condolences, please visit www.carrfuneral.com.
Mary St. John
East Boston Resident
Mary J. (Chisari) St. John of East Boston died on November 4. She was in her 90th year.
She was the beloved wife of the late James P. St. John and his wife, Carol of Revere, Nancy St. John and her husband, David Fang, DMD of Lynnfield and the late Marilyn Manchi. She also leaves her beloved nephew Roger Chisari, PhD of Revere. She was the dear sister of Roger Chisari of Winthrop and the late Antoinette Rossetti; cherished grandmother of Jennifer Viscio, James Mancini, Jahana St. John and Ashleigh and Zachary Fang and great grandmother of Christopher, Adrianna, Aristiano and Masimo.
Her Funeral will be held from Vazza’s “Beachwood” Funeral Home, 262 Beach Street, Revere on Friday at 8:30 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. John the Evangelist Church, Winthrop at 10 a.m. Family and friends may visit Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m. Burial will be in Puritan Lawn Cemetery, Peabody. Remembrances may be made in her name to Winthrop Place C/O Elder Service Plan, 10 Gove st., East Boston, MA 02128. For directions and guest book: www.vazzafunerals.com.
Of Revere, formerly of East Boston
Helen M. (Valenti) DeSimone of Revere, formerly of East Boston, died at the Kaplan Family Hospice House on November 4 following a brief illness. She was 96 years old.
Born in Belmont, she spent many years in East Boston before moving to Revere in 1966.
She was the wife of the late Nicholas DeSimone; devoted mother of Attorney William P. DeSimone of Beverly and his wife, Martha Adams; cherished grandmother of Revere Patrolman Mark C. DeSimone and his wife, Lisa and William S. DeSimone and his wife, Jocelyn, all of Revere. She was the sister of the late George Valenti and Theresa Pelosi and is also lovingly survived by her daughter in law, Elizabeth A. “Betty” DeSimone of Revere and her great grandchildren, Nicholas, Nadia, Sophia and Lila Grace DeSimone.
Family and friends are invited to visit with the family today, Wednesday, November 7 beginning at 8 a.m. in the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Route 107), Revere. A Funeral Mass will follow in St. Anthony of Padua Church, Revere at 10 a.m. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery in Everett.