Obituaries 01-09-2013

January 9, 2013
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Josephine Capua

Retired Seamstress

Josephine (Tarantino) Capua, a longtime Everett resident, died at the Massachusetts General Hospital on January 3.  She was 92 years old.

Born in East Boston, she was a retired clothing industry seamstress.

She was the beloved wife of the late Alfred J. Capua; dear and devoted mother of Leonard Capua of Everett, Alfred Capua and his wife, Diane of Lawrence and Dolores Capua and Debra Capua of Everett; sister of Jennifer Cali of Everett, twin sister of Angelina Rappa of Everett and the late John Tarantino, Dominic Tarantino, Connie  Giannelli,  and Mary Donati; loving grandmother of  Anthony Capua, Andrew Capua and his wife, Carrie, Michelle Capua, Denise Capua and Karen Porter and her husband, Corey and great-grandmother of  Stephen McKinnon and Austin Porter.

Funeral arrangements were by the Cafasso & Sons Funeral Home,  Everett.  Burial was at Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. Memorial contributions to the American Heart Association, 30 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701, would be sincerely appreciated.

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Barry Powers

Of East Boston

Barry A. Powers of East Boston died suddenly at the Mass General Hospital on Thursday, January 3. He was 47 years old.

He was the dearly loved son of Patricia (Giarle) Powers of East Boston and Francis Power and his wife, Maura of Medford.  He leaves behind his loving sister, Stephanie Powers and nephew Charles Zuffante, IV, longtime friend Anjie Preston, his aunts and uncles: Linda Greco and her husband, Phil, Gary Giarle, Lori Silva and her husband, Tony, Richard Giarle and a great uncle and aunt: Robert Giarla and Margaret Delmont and many caring cousins and friends.

A Celebration of His Life will be held on Friday, January 11 from 6 to 10 p.m. at the Orient Heights Yacht Club, 61 Bayswater Street, East Boston, MA 02128. In lieu of flowers and Mass Cards, please send donations to: Merwin Memorial Free Clinic for Animals, 542 Cambridge St. Allston, MA. 02134.  Arrangements are under the direction of Kirby-Rapino Memorial Home.

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Mary Powers

Of East Boston

Mary E. (Botto) Powers of East Boston died on January 4.

She was the devoted wife of the late James J. Powers, Sr.; loving mother of Linda M. Coolidge and her husband, Ralph, Mary Masucci and Richard Fawcett, Matthew R. Powers, Ronald F. (Dugga) Powers and the late James J. Power, Jr.; cherished grandmother of Cheryl and Charlene Masucci, Christopher Marcin, Tracey, Todd, Tara, Joseph and Matthew Powers and was a great grandmother. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

The family will receive visitors today, Wednesday, from 5 to 8 p.m. in the Rapino Memorial Home, 9 Chelsea St. (Maverick Sq.) East Boston. At the family’s request, interment is private. For online condolences and/or directions, please visit www.rapinomemorialhome.com

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Concetta Pascucci

Of East Boston

Concetta (Santousso) Pascucci of East Boston died on January 4.

She was the beloved wife of Antonio; devoted mother of Anthony of Florida, David of North Reading and Frank of East Boston; dear sister of Rachel DiBlasi of Billerica, Josephine Jewkes of Saugus and the late Anthony, Leonard and Vincent Santousso, Pasqualina Santo, Emila Vitello and Nancy Fiore; cherished grandmother of Tyler, Nicholas and Cassandra 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 today, Wednesday, January 9 at 9 a.m. with a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Joseph St. Lazarus Church, Ashley Street at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited. In honoring Mrs. Pascucci, memorial donations may be made to the  Carroll Center for the Blind, 770 Centre St., Newton, MA 02158. Services will conclude with Mrs. Pascucci being laid to rest in the Mausoleum in Holy Cross Cemetery.

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Phillip Molea

Brick Layer and Member of Local 3

Phillip Molea of Revere, formerly of East Boston, died on January 5 at Union Hospital in Lynn. He was 70 years old.

Born in Boston, he grew up in East Boston, the son of the late Stephen and Marie Sclafani and later moved to Revere.

A brick layer and a member of Local 3, he was the beloved husband of Rosemarie (Gaeta); devoted father of Stephen P. and his wife, Michele of Revere, Sheila A. Nappi and her husband, Adam of Freeport, Maine and Sheryl R. Molea of North Carolina; dear brother of Frank of Lynn, Stephen of California and the late Anna Shea, Katherine Izzo and Nicholas Molea.  He is also survived by six loving grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, Revere. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Lung Association, 460 Totten Pond Road, Suite 400, Waltham Ma 02451. For guest book please visit www.Buonfiglio.com

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Mary Selvitella

Of East Boston, formerly of Revere

Mary (Jasko) Selvitella of East Boston, formerly of Revere, died on January 3. She was born February 13, 1915 and was 97 years old.

She was the beloved wife of the late George Selvitella, Sr.; loving mother of Richard Selvitella and his wife, Catherine of North Easton, Paul Selvitella and his wife, Debbie of Woburn and George Selvitella Jr. and his wife, Michelle of Hyannis; cherished grandmother of Craig, Matthew, Gary and the late Richard Jr.; great-grandmother of Sienna and Dylan.

Funeral arrangements were by the Kirby-Rapino Memorial Home, (Orient Heights) East Boston. At the family’s request, interment is private. Memorial donations in may be made to: Guardian Hospice, 1214 Park St., Stoughton, MA 02072. For online condolences please visit www.kirby-rapino.com

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Antoinette Giordano

Of Revere, formerly of East Boston

Antoinette (Beatrice) Giordano of Revere, formerly of East Boston, died on January 1.

The beloved wife of the late Anthony “Pee Wee” Giordano with whom she shared 71 years of marriage, she was the loving mother of Beatrice Esposito and her husband, James of Revere, Anthony Giordano and his wife, Judith of Danvers; dear sister of Rose Scanzillo of Billerica and the late Lucy Vella, Helen Montainino, Louise Barrasso, John Beatrice and Mary Giangregorio; cherished grandmother of Eric and his companion. Josephine Rossi, James Esposito and his companion, Johanna Eve and Jonathan and Domenica Giordano; great grandmother of Samantha, Sydney, Johnathan and Jacob Giordano. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by Vazza’s ‘Beechwood” Funeral Home, Revere. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. For guest book: www.vazzafunerals.com.

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Pasquale ‘Pat’ Lochiatto

Member of Boston College Hall of Fame and Boston English Hall of Fame for Track and Field; Selected to Compete in 1956 Olympics, Former Proprietor of E.B. Lumber Yard

Pasquale A. “Pat” Lochiatto of Revere, formerly of East Boston, died on January 3.

A graduate of Boston College, Class 1955,  and a U.S. Army veteran, he was the former Proprietor of E. B Lumber Yard. “Pat” was inducted into the Boston College Hall of Fame for Track and Field in 1992 and the Boston English Hall of Fame for Track and Field in 1994 and was selected  to compete in the 1956 Olympics.

He was the beloved husband of more than 51 years of Louise (Bellofatto) Lochiatto; devoted father of Anthony and his wife, Carmen of the North End of Boston, Daria Romano and her husband, Kurt of Revere, Maria Sorkin and her husband, Scott of Virginia and Joseph Lociatto of Boston; dear brother of JoAnn Fuller of Melrose and the late Anthony Lochiatto;  cherished grandfather of Nicholas, Nina, Alexander, Jason, Elena, Anthony E. and Victor and is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home, (Orient Heights) East Boston. For more information or to send an online condolence: www.ruggieromh.com

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Gerard Giardullo

Of Saugus

Gerard Giardullo of Saugus died unexpectedly on January 1.

He was the loving son of Catherine (Maglio) and the late Gennaro  Giardullo; dear brother of Frank “Duke” Giardullo and his wife, Karen of Saugus; cherished uncle of Craig and his wife, Kelly, Brian and Kurt Giardullo; adored great uncle of Gennaro, Gianni, Brianna, Devon and Capri and is also survived by many fond cousins and friends.

Funeral arrangements were by the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home (Orient Heights) East Boston.  Services concluded with his being laid to rest with his father in the Mausoleum at Holy Cross Cemetery. May they both rest in peace. Memorial donations may be made to St. Anthony Society,  201-203 Endicott St., Boston 02113. For more information or to send an online condolence:

www.ruggieromh.com

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Clara Schwarz

Of  New York, formerly of East Boston

Clara (Barrett) Schwarz of Wappingers Falls, N.Y formerly of East Boston, died on December 31. She was in her 99th year.

She was the beloved wife of the late William Schwarz; devoted mother of Mary Jane Freeman of Tennessee,  Deborah Picariello and her husband, Hank of New York; dear sister of Eleanor Colatrella of Florida and was also the sister of seven late brothers and sisters; cherished grandmother of Lynnette Draine and Kevin and Wade Freeman and the late Jennifer Picariello. She is also survived by seven loving great grandchildren and one great great grandchild as well as by many fond nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home (Orient Heights) East Boston. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. For more information or to send an online condolence: www.ruggieromh.com
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Doris Longo

Of  Revere, formerly of East Boston

Doris M. (Tracia ) Longo of Revere,  formerly of East Boston, died on December 27.

The beloved wife of the late Vincent L. Longo with whom she shared 45 years of marriage, she was the loving mother of Phillip Longo and his wife, Maria of Revere and Carol Longo of East Boston; dear sister of Constance Mancuso and Clara “Debby” Lally, both of Medford and the late Helen Forgione and Ana Ciampa and the cherished grandmother of Danielle, Phillip and Gabrielle Longo.

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

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