Robert Colarusso, Sr.
Of Revere, formerly of East Boston
Robert Colarusso, Sr. of Revere, formerly of East Boston, died on November 18. He was 76 years old.
A manufacturing foreman born in Boston, he was the beloved husband of the late Carol (DiFuria); devoted father of Debra Hughes of Revere and Robert Jr. and his wife, Michelle of Woburn; dear brother of Richard Colarusso of Florida and the late James Colarusso; cherished grandfather of eight and great-grandfather of three.
His Funeral will be held from the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons~Bruno Funeral Home, 128 Revere St., Revere on Wednesday, November 21 at 9 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Anthony’s Church at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend. Visiting hours are Tuesday from 4 to 8 p.m. Burial will be in Puritan Lawn Cemetery. For guestbook please visit: www.Buonfiglio.com.
Of Everett, formerly of East Boston
Hope M. Bruno, a resident of Everett, formerly of East Boston, passed away on November 14 at East Point Nursing Home. She was 95 years old.
Born on January 16, 1917 in East Boston, one of six children of the late Peter and Mary (Vitagliano) Bruno, she was raised in East Boston and spent most of her life here but later moved to Everett. She spent her entire working career as a shoe maker with Hood Rubber in Watertown.
She was the loving sister of Salvatore Bruno of Florida, Helen Posey of North Reading, Adoline Colantanio of Topsfield, and the late Connie Petrillo and James Bruno. She is also survived by her dear sister-in-law Mafalda “Muffy” Bruno of Everett and many nieces and nephews. A Funeral Mass was held on Monday in the Immaculate Conception Church with the Reverend Gerald Osterman officiating. Entombment followed in the Holy Cross Mausoleum in Malden. Arrangements were by The Murphy O’Hara Funeral Home, Everett.
Of East Boston
Michael J. Costello died in East Boston on November 16.
A member of ILA Local 805, he was the father of Michelle, Michael, Mark, and Joseph Costello, all of East Boston; brother of John of California, Ronald of East Boston, and the late James E. Costello, Jr.; uncle of Laura, Matthew, and Marianna Belanger, James E. Costello III, and the late Janet Scarpa.
His funeral will be held from the Magrath Funeral Home, 325 Chelsea St., [at Day Sq], East Boston Wednesday at 9 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in the Most Holy Redeemer Church at 10 o’clock. Relatives and friends are invited. Burial will be in Holy Cross Cemetery. MagrathFuneralHome.com.
Of East Boston, formerly of Everett
John J. Gugliotti of East Boston, formerly of Everett, died on November 12.
A US Air Force veteran of the Korean Conflict, he was a past member of the Beachmont VFW, Malden Moose and AFLCIO union member.
He was the beloved husband of Norma (DelVecchio) Gugliotti, devoted father of John of Malden, Michael Gugliotti and Mary Sullivan, both of Haverhill, cherished grandfather of John, Michael, Christopher, Paul J. and Coleen and the adored great grandfather of Cameron.
Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to a Graveside service with Military Honors on Wednesday, November 21 in Woodlawn Cemetery, Elm St. Everett at 1 p.m. (Please meet at front gate by 12:50 p.m. For more information or to send an online condolence www.ruggieromh.com Arrangements are under the personal care of Ruggiero Family Memorial Home East Boston 617 569 0990
Mary ‘Sally’ Christianson
Former East Boston and Winthrop resident
Mary “Sally” (Amari) Christianson of Waban, formerly of East Boston and Winthrop, died on November 9.
She was the beloved wife of the late James A. “Bud” Christianson whom she married on March 22, 1947; loving mother of Mark R. Christianson and his wife, Mardith J. of Olney, Maryland; cherished grandmother of Andrew J. and Caroline N. Christianson, both of Olney, Maryland; dear sister of Dawn DeLollis and her husband, Leo of Waban and the late Peter Amari.
Burial will be at a later date in Winthrop Cemetery, Winthrop. For online condolences, please visit www.rapinomemorialhome.com Rapino Memorial Home 617-567-1380
Decorated veteran, Raytheon Retiree
Rocco G. Baglio of Morristown, TN, formerly of East Boston, died on November 13.
A retired employee of Raytheon, a proud US Army veteran of World War II and a recipient of the Bronze Star, he was the beloved husband of Georgia of Tennesse and the late Lorraine Baglio; father of Rocco and his wife, Suzanne of Auburn, NH; son of the late Louis and Lillian Baglio; brother of Louis and his wife, Alice of Peabody, Jack and his wife, Mary of East Boston and the late Charles Baglio, Rose Giordano and Phyllis Marotta; step-father of Eddie Ray and his wife, Lisa, Charles Rhines and his wife, Robin and Edward Rhines and his wife, Robin, all of Tennessee. He is also survived by many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and a late grandson, Charles Rhines.
Funeral arrangements were by the Magrath Funeral Home, East Boston. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery. MagrathFuneralHome.com.
Of Reading, formerly of East Boston
Anna M. (Rubbico) Follo of Reading, formerly of East Boston, passed away peacefully on November 13.
She was the beloved wife of the late Salvatore Follo; loving mother of Marie and her husband, Joseph Aiesi of Tewksbury, Josephine and her husband, Vincent Colarusso of Revere, Carl and his longtime companion, Pamela Beecher of Tewksbury, Gloria and her husband, Michael Almeida of Reading, and Anncarol and her husband, Paul Saviano of Reading; daughter of the late Americo and Josephine Rubbico; sister of the late Sarah Aramini, Philomena Rubbico, Antonetta Lupo and Geraldo Rubbico; sister in law of Viola Rubbico of Pennsylvania; loving grandmother of David, Darin, Dean, Frank, Laura, Renee, Carlo, Christopher, Derek, Paul, Marisa, Victoria, and Stephen; great grandmother of David, Stephanie, Daniel, Matthew, Nicholas, Lucas, Darin and Luca Colarusso, Ethan and Cameron Almeida. She is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews. Funeral arrangements were by the Cota Funeral Home, North Reading. Entombment was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her name to the American Diabetes Association, 330 Congress St., Boston MA02210. www.cotoafuneralhomes.com.
Retired Boston School Teacher
Catherine A. (Twomey) Gushue of Peabody, formerly of Newburyport and East Boston, died on November 11. She was in her 101st year.
A retired Boston School teacher and avid Red Sox Fan, she was the beloved wife of the late George F. Gushue; cherished daughter of the late Matilda (Nugent) and Andrew J. Twomey; dear sister of the late Raymond A., Eleanor G. and Andrew J. Twomey and loving aunt of three generations of nieces and nephews.
Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Magrath Funeral Home, East Boston. Burial was at Woodlawn Cemetery. Donations in her memory to the Carmelite Monastery, 61 Mt. Pleasant Ave., Roxbury, MA 02119 would be appreciated. MagrathFuneralHome.com.
Lillian Gregorie of Bellvale Avenue, Malden, formerly of Winthrop, passed away at the Massachusetts General Hospital on November 13 after a brief illness. She was 94 years old.
Born in East Boston, she was the beloved daughter of the late Margarita (LePore) and Emilio Staffieri. A resident of East Boston for several years, she moved to Winthrop and then Malden where she resided for over 23 years. She was employed for many years as a stitcher for Modern Embroidery and was also a member of the Amalgamated Garment Workers Union.
She was the devoted wife of the late Anthony Gregorie and the dear sister of the late Christina Tella, Florence Testa, Ralph Staffier and Jenny Zaccaro; the loving aunt of Sandra Buonapane and her husband, Angelo of Malden, Alfred Tella and his wife, Rosemarie of Medford, Ralph Tella and his wife, Louise of Marblehead, James Testa and his wife, Roseann of Malden, Ralph Staffier and his wife, Susan, Anthony Staffier of Medford and Ralph Testa and his wife, Carol of Florida. She is also survived by many loving great nieces and nephews.
Her funeral was conducted from the Ernest P. Caggiano and Son-O’Maley Funeral Home, Winthrop. Burial was in Winthrop Cemetery. To sign the online guestbook go to www.caggianofuneralhome.com.
Lawrence ‘Larry’ Salvo
Retired Boston Probate Court Officer
Lawrence J. “Larry” Salvo of Peabody, formerly of Stoneham, Saugus and East Boston, died on November 13. He was in his 91st year.
A US Army veteran of World War II, he was a retired Court Officer of the Boston Probate Court and a member of the American Legion, D.A.V. and V.F.W.
He was the beloved husband of the late Phyllis ( Garufo) Salvo with whom he shared 58 years of marriage; loving father of Barbara Leddy of Florida and Lawrence J. Salvo, Jr. and his wife, Tina Marie of Stow; dear brother of Gaetano “Guy” Salvo of Medford and the late Vita Giambrone, Vito, Joseph, Charles, Peter and Ignazio “Iggy” Salvo; cherished grandfather of L.J. Salvo III, Shaun Leddy and his wife, Chiara, Alyson and her husband, Gregory and the late Jaime Leddy and great grandfather of Amanda, Kevin, Kyle, Angela, Kenny, Thomas and Katelyn Leddy and Abygail, Aidan and Tiernan Clements.
Funeral arrangements were by Vazza’s “Bechwood” Funeral Home, Revere. Burial was in Puritan Lawn Cemetery, Peabody. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Benevolent Fund, Brooksby Village, 400 Brooksby Village Drive, Peabody, MA 01960. For guest book www.vazzafunerals.com.
Of East Boston
Bella Morizio died in East Boston on November 11.
She was the wife of the late Salvatore Morizio; sister of Attillio Arbia of Revere and the late Ida Interbartolo, Louisa Longobardi, Jean Palumbo, Ernest, Pasquale, Joseph and Daniel Arbia and is also survived by many nieces and nephews.
Funeral arrangements were by the Magrath Funeral Home, East Boston. Burial was in St. Michael Cemetery.
Peter Rich, Sr.
Peter R. Rich, Sr. of Revere, formerly of East Boston, died on November 13.
He was the beloved husband of Mary Ann (Pokornicki) with whom he shared 57 years of marriage; loving father of Peter Rich, Jr., John R. Rich, Revere Deputy Fire Chief Glen M. Rich and his wife, Bernadette and Gary D. Rich, all of Revere and Brian A. Rich of Everett; dear brother of Theresa Pizzicone of West Newburyport, Thomas Rich of Chelsea, James Rich of East Boston, Dennis Rich of Topsfield and the late Timothy, Donald and Robert Rich; cherished grandfather of 17 and the late Adam Rich and great grandfather of two.
Funeral arrangements were by Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, Revere,. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. For guest book, www.vazzafunerals.com.
Vincent Dattoli, Jr.
Of Billerica, formerly of East Boston
Vincent A. Dattoli, Jr. of Billerica, formerly of East Boston, died on November 12.
A US Army veteran of the Korean War, he was the beloved companion for more than 32 years to Lillian Sicari; loving father of Vincent J. Dattoli of Medford, Leanne Carbone of West Peabody, Rico Dattoli of Florida, Daniel Sicari and his wife, Colleen of Billerica and Nicole Dresser and her husband, Christopher; dear brother of Rose Vaccaro of Winthrop; fond uncle of Grace, Roseann and James Vaccaro and also leaves many grandchildren.
Funeral arrangements were by Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, Revere. Burial was in Holy Cross Cemetery. For guest book: www.vazzafunerals.com.
Of East Boston
Ronald L. DeMarco of East Boston died on November 18.
He was the cherished son of Phyllis (Capozzi) DeMarco and the late Louis DeMarco; loving brother of Shirley Siciliano and her husband, Peter of Lynnfield; beloved companion for more than 40 years to Rosemary Rizzo of Revere and her children, Paul and Lis Rizo and their children Paul and Leanne Rizzo and the late David Rizzo and his children, Justin and Samantha Rizzo.
His Funeral will be held from Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home 262 Beach St., Revere on Saturday at 9 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Anthony’s Church, Revere at 10 a.m. Family and friends may visit Friday from 4 to 8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701. For directions and guest book: www.vazzafunerals.com.
Cosmo Sperduto of Medford, formerly of Somerville, died on November 17.
A baker at White Rose Bakery, Somerville for over 30 years, he was the beloved husband of the late Maryann (D’Orio) Sperduto, the devoted father of Angela Sperduto of Medford, Pasquale Sperduto and his wife, Laura of Tennessee, Esther Beaton and her husband, Edward of Everett and the late Rosann Sperduto; dear brother of Teresa, Anna, Giovanni and the late Alesandra, Alisa, Antonietta, Chivita, Monica and Salvatore and cherished grandfather of Rosann, Cosmo and Sophia. He is also survived by his many loving nieces and nephews.
A Mass of Christian burial in celebration of his life will be on Wednesday, November 21 in St Francis of Assisi Church, 441 Fellsway West, Medford at 10 a.m. (please go directly to the church.) Visiting hours in the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home, 971 Saratoga St, (Orient Heights), East Boston will be Tuesday from 4 to 8 p.m. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited. Services will conclude with Mr. Sperduto being laid to rest with his loving wife and daughter in Holy Cross Cemetery, may they all rest in peace. In honoring Mr. Sperduto, donations may be made to Community Family Memory Lost, 74 High St, Medford, 02155. For more information, www.ruggieromh.com Ruggiero Family Memorial Home Orient Heights, East Boston