Marie Margaret Materazzo
Of East Boston
Marie Margaret Materazzo of East Boston died on January 6. She was in her 102nd year.
She was a member of St. Francis 3rd Order of Mt. Carmel Church, East Boston.
The cherished daughter of the late Giacomo and Anna (Zaccheo) Materazzo, she was the dear sister of Letitia Materazzo of East Boston and the late Maria “Jennie” Materazzo and Armando Materazzo.
Funeral arrangements were by Vazza Funeral Home, East Boston. Burial was in St. Michael Cemetery, Boston. For online guest book: www.vazzafuneral.com
Longtime Metropolitan Credit Union Employee
Veronica M. (Carlo) Trainor-Blakely, a longtime resident of Chelsea, died at home on January 9. She was 70 years old.
Born in Boston, she was an employee of the Metropolitan Credit Union.
She was the former wife of Edward J. Trainor, Jr. of Amherst, NH and the late Paul W. Blakely; devoted mother of Sharon Trainor of Taunton, Linda Dube and her husband, Eugene, Edward J. Trainor, III and Jamie Lee Blakely, all of Chelsea; beloved sister of Dorothy Rounbehler of Billerica, Eleanor Cook of Littleton, Lorretta Kettenring of Brockton and the late Patricia, Janet, Rose, Theresa, Nicholas and Emma; cherished grandmother of Sonia McIntyre, Nicole Tedesco, Christopher Trainor and Emma Rose Vega and is also lovingly survived by her great grandchildren, Damion and Nevaeh McIntyre and Camron and Dominic Shaw as well by many nieces and nephews.
Family and friends are kindly invited to attend a Memorial Service celebrating Veronica’s Life on Saturday, January 19 in the Smith Funeral Home, 125 Washington Avenue, Chelsea from 2 to 3:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in her name may be made to Compassionate Care ALS, P.O. Box 1052, West Falmouth, MA 02574. To send a message of condolence to Veronica’s family, please visit www.smithfuneralhomes.com
Worked for Charlestown Chew Candy
Alda Palermo, an East Boston native and a long time resident of Everett and West Peabody, died on January 9 following a brief illness at Winchester Hospital in Winchester. She was 89 years old.
Mrs. Palmero was born, raised and educated in East Boston and worked as a candy packer for the former Charlestown Chew Candy Company of Everett for more than 10 years.
Upon her marriage to Antonio S. Palermo in 1955, she and her husband made their home in Everett where they remained until moving to West Peabody in 1991. Mr. Palermo died on June 20, 2004.
She was the devoted mother of Joanne M. Fitzpatrick and her husband, Michael J. of Limerick, Maine, Donna M. Milley and her husband, George H. of West Peabody and Stephen Palermo and his wife, Justine of Wilmington; the dear sister of Maria Giunta of Everett, Richard Franco and his wife, Marguerite of West Peabody, Frederick Franco and his wife, Helen of Framingham and the late John and Ralph Franco. She is the cherished grandmother of Michael J. Muse and his wife, Michele of Everett, Erin C. Fitzpatrick of Medford, Sean M. Fitzpatrick of Portland, Maine, Ryan C. Milley and Carissa M. Milley, both of West Peabody and Samantha A. and Matthew S. Palermo, both of Wilmington. She is also lovingly survived by many nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.
Funeral arrangements were by the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, Revere. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to: Winchester Hospital, Attn: C-3, 611 Main St., Winchester, MA 01890 or to: Local Heroes (a special veterans organization) P.O. Box 536, Wilmington, MA 01887. www.vertuccioandsmith.com
Catherine ‘Kay’ Pucciarella
Owned Beauty Spot Hair Salon in East Boston
Catherine “Kay” (Previte) Pucciarella of East Boston died on January 9.
A hairdresser and the proprietor of the Beauty Spot Hair Salon in East Boston, she was the beloved wife of the late Lawrence; devoted mother of Lawrence Jr. and his wife, Kathy of Danvers and Patricia Alongi and her husband, Sebastian of Scituate; dear sister of Jeanette Alabisio of Kingston and was predeceased by three brothers and two sisters. She was the cherished grandmother of William, Tracy, Samantha, Tiffany, Kelley, Nicole, Valerie and Laurie; adored great grandmother of Justin, Kyle, Alex, Lexi and Mia and is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.
Funeral arrangements were by the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home (Orient Heights) East Boston. She was laid to rest with her husband in Woodlawn Cemetery. May they both rest in peace. In lieu of flowers, to honor Kay’s life, donations may be made to Home for Little Wanderers, 271 Huntington Ave., Boston, 02115. For more information, visit: www.ruggieromh.com
James Sarro, III
Of East Boston and Plymouth
James Sarro, III of East Boston and Plymouth, died on January 9.
The beloved son of Sheila M. (Connelly) and James Sarro Jr., he was the dear brother of Kimberly Patterson of Illinois, Amanda Sarro of Revere and Michael Sarro of Winthrop; grandson of Jean (Collucci) and James Sarro Sr. of East Boston and the late Sonja (Fosberg) and Kevin Connelly and proud uncle of Damien Page. He is also survived by many aunts, uncles and cousins.
Funeral arrangements were by the Magrath Funeral Home, East Boston. Committal was private. In lieu of flowers, donations to assist the family with funeral expenses would be appreciated: MagrathFuneralHome.com
Of East Boston
Nancy A. Kenney of East Boston died on December 24 after a courageous battle with breast cancer.
She was the cherished daughter of George and Loretta (LoConte) Kenney of East Boston; dear sister of Elaine Cloutier and her husband, David of Billerica and aunt of Stephanie and Gena Cloutier.
Funeral arrangements were by Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, Revere. Burial was in Holy Cross Cemetery. Memorial Donations may be made to the American Cancer Association, 30 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701. www.vazzafunerals.com
Eleanor B. (Guilfoyle) Zolla of Beachmont Revere died on January 10 at the Whidden Hospital in Everett. She was 89 years old.
The wife of 57 years of the late James Vincent Zolla, she was born and raised in Revere, the daughter of the late James J. and Mary (Letourneaux) Guilfoyle. A devoted homemaker, Mrs. Zolla was a graduate of Revere High School, Class of 1941.
Mrs. Zolla leaves one son, Lawrence J. Zolla and his wife, Maria of East Boston; six grandchildren; Leanne Stamatopoulos and her husband, John, Christopher and his partner. Crystal, Michael and his partner, Jenna, David, William and his wife, Ahn and Lauren; four great grandchildren: Bella, Gemma, Alanna and Kosta and one daughter-in-law, Judith Zolla of Revere. She was predeceased by her son, Lee J. Zolla.
Funeral arrangements were by the Bisbee-Porcella Funeral Home, Saugus. Burial was at Woodlawn Cemetery in Everett. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to Boston Catholic TV, P.O. Box 9196, Watertown, MA 02471. For obit: www.BisbeePorcella.com.
School Volunteer and Member of Many Organizations
Delphine T. (Pesaturo) Markis of East Boston died on January 10.
She was a past member of the Golden Age Club of East Boston, Senior Place of Winthrop, Sempre Avanti Lodge and Beachmont VFW Post 6712. She was a volunteer for many years as a Lunch Mother/Librarian at the O’Donnell School in East Boston.
The beloved wife of the late Milton, she was the devoted mother of David and his wife, Kathy of Danville, NH and Paul of Winthrop; dear sister of Norma Compagnone of East Boston and the late Emma, Sal, Amando and Edio Pesaturo; cherished grandmother of David, Jr. and is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.
Funeral arrangements were by the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home (Orient Heights) East Boston.
Mrs. Markis was laid to rest in Holy Cross Cemetery with her late husband. May they both rest in peace. For more information: www.ruggieromh.com
Of East Boston
Concetta (Mellone) Scavo of East Boston died on December 25. She was in her 83rd year.
She was the beloved wife of more than 58 years to the late Frank Scavo; devoted mother of Anthony Scavo, Sr. and his wife, Betty of Methuen, John Scavo and his wife, Peggy of York, Maine and Janice McCue of East Boston; dear sister of Michael Mellone of Revere, Vincent Mellone of California and Salvatore Mellone of East Boston; cherished grandmother of Christina, Anthony Jr., Nicholas, Christopher and Samantha; adored great-grandmother of Julianna and Michael and is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.
Funeral arrangements were by the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home, Orient Heights East Boston. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Arthritis Foundation, 29 Crafts St. #450 Newton, MA 02458. For more information or to send an online condolence, please visit www.ruggieromh.com
Of East Boston
Michael A. Venuti of East Boston died on January 8.
A US Army veteran of World War II, he was the beloved husband of more than 65 years to the late Elvira (Mazzapica) Venuti who passed away on November 27, 2012; the devoted father of Michael of San Francisco and Steven and his wife, Mary of Littleton and dear brother of Victoria Conway of Revere. He was predeceased by seven brothers and two sisters and was the cherished grandfather of Matthew and his wife, Colleen and Jeffrey Venuti; adored great grandfather of Hailey, Nicholas and Ella and is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.
Funeral arrangements were by the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home (Orient Heights) East Boston. Mr. Venuti was laid to rest in Woodlawn Cemetery with his beloved Elvira. For more information, please visit: www.ruggieromh.com
Of Revere, formerly of East Boston
William B. Festa of Revere, formerly of East Boston, died on January 5.
A US Army Air Force veteran of World War II, he was the beloved husband of Mary (Poccio) Festa; loving father of Carol Baptista and her husband, Ronald and William “Chuck” Festa and his wife, Judith, all of Peabody; dear brother of the late Louis, Michael, Benjamin, James, Anthony and Clara Festa, Josephine Lanza and Angelina Collins; cherished grandfather of Ronald and Marissa Baptista, Alana and Giana Festa; great grandfather of Michael and Morgan Hatch. He is also lovingly survived by many nieces and nephews.
Funeral arrangements were by Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, Revere. Entombment was at Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Sawtelle Family Hospice House, 320 Haverhill St., Reading, MA 01867. For guest book: www.vazzafunerals.com
Of East Boston
Joseph Pardi of East Boston departed unexpectedly on January 10. He was 49 years old.
He was predeceased by his devoted mother, Maryann (Dolly) Pardi and was the beloved son of Rudolph Pardi. He is sadly missed by his wife, Nancy; son Joseph; grandson Vincent, and his loving sisters, Ann and Catherine and is also survived by caring aunts, uncles, cousins, and nephews.
A Memorial Service will be held on Sunday, January 20 at 10 a.m. at the Assumption Church, 404 Sumner Street, East Boston. Following cremation, remains will be interred at Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett.
Dear brother once lost,
abiding shadow and pain,
now ever at rest.