Jerry Lanney of East Boston died on Sunday, September 15 at the Massachusetts General Hospital. He was 90 years old.
The husband of the late Esther Lanney with whom he shared 63 years of marriage, he was born in Boston and was a lifelong resident of East Boston. He was a retired milkman and a US veteran of World War II.
The son of the late Nicholas and Josephine Lanney, he leaves one son, Gerald W. Lanney and his wife, Kathie of Saugus; one grandson, Jay Lanney and his wife, Carolina of Saugus; one great grandson, his pride and joy, Matthew; three sisters, Rose Carrozza, Josephine Miano and her husband, Richard, all of Wilmington and Mary Folsom and her husband, Leroy of East Boston; one brother, Fred Lanney and his wife, Phyllis of Saugus. He is also survived by many dear nieces and nephews. Jerry was predeceased by two brothers, Frank and Michael Lanney and one brother in-law, Nicholas Carrozza.
His Funeral will be held from the Bisbee-Porcella Funeral Home, 549 Lincoln Avenue, Saugus on Thursday at 9:30 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in the Blessed Sacrament Church, 14 Summer St., Saugus at 10:30 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited. Visiting hours are today, Wednesday, from 4 to 8 p.m. Interment will be in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. Memorial donations may be made to the charity of your choice. For directions and condolences: www.BisbeePorcella.com
Of Hull, formerly of East Boston
Mark A. Nardone of Hull, formerly of East Boston, died on September 10. He was 36 years old.
The beloved son of the late Joseph F. “Butchie” and Helen (Catalano) Nardone, he was the dear brother of John J. Nardone and his wife, Sherry of Tewksbury; loving uncle of Channel and Christopher Nardone of Tewksbury and is also survived by many loving aunts, uncles and cousins.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons~Bruno Funeral Home, 128 Revere St., Revere. A memorial service will be held in Mark’s memory on Saturday, September 21 at the Sons of Italy in Revere at 4 p.m. For online memorial and guestbook, please visit: www.Buonfiglio.com
Former Owner of Westfield Volkswagen and Cape Cleaners
Robert E. Sheehan of Revere, formerly of East Boston and Bourne, died at home surrounded by his loving family on September 12. He was 79 years old.
He was the former owner of Westfield Volkswagen and Cape Cleaners, Cape Coral, FL. A longtime associate of Bill W., he was a US Navy veteran of the Korean War.
He was born in Boston on February 27, 1934, the son of the late Daniel and Mary ( Powers ) Sheehan, he was the beloved husband of Claire ( Perrier ) Sheehan with whom he shared 58 years of marriage; loving father of Kathleen Thomassen of Attleboro, Nancy Tanguay and her husband, Paul of Medfield, Carol Lyons and her husband, Roy of Uxbridge, Janice Vasko and her husband, Scott of Virginia, Patricia Hupp and her husband, Kevin of New York and Margaret Sheehan of Cape Coral, FL; proud grandfather of six granddaughters, six grandsons and two great granddaughters; dear brother of Richard of Mansfield, Edmund of Wakefield, Catherine Brunco of Malden, Mary Ann Sheehan of Marlboro and the late Daniel, Raymond and Frances Sheehan, numerous nieces and nephews and will also be missed by many Perrier family relatives.
Funeral arrangements were by Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, Revere. Burial was at the National Cemetery in Bourne. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made in Robert’s name to the Little Sisters of the Poor, 186 Highland Ave., Somerville, MA 02143. For guest book. www.vazzafunerals.com.
Camille Di Orio
Retired Lingerie Buyer and Don Orione Home Secretary
Camille ( Gaeta ) Di Orio of Orient Heights East Boston, formerly of the North End, passed away at home on Sunday, September 15 in the arms of her loving and devoted husband, Frank with whom she shared 52 years of marriage.
Born in Boston on March 17, 1931, the daughter of the late Nicholas and Filomena Gaeta, she was the dear sister of Ann Piccinni of Revere and the late Nicholas Gaeta and is also survived by several nieces and nephews. Camille was a former lingerie buyer for Jay’s and Sterns, two Boston department stores and also was employed as a secretary at Don Orione Home in East Boston.
Her Funeral will be held from Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, 262 Beach Street, Revere today, Wednesday, at 8:30 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in the Holy Rosary Church, Winthrop at 10 a.m. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. For directions and guest book. www.vazzafunerals.com
Kathleen “Katy” Coughlin
Retiree of Filene’s Basement in Boston
Kathleen “Katy” Coughlin of Orient Heights East Boston died on September 12. She was 75 years old.
Katy was a 50 year retired employee of Boston’s downtown Filene’s Basement store starting from high school.
Born in Boston, the daughter of the late Joseph and Rena (Gilbride) Coughlin, she was the loving sister of Michael H. Coughlin of Dorchester, James G. Coughlin, Mary E. Johnston and Laurence C. Coughlin, all of East Boston and the late Gerard Coughlin, Judith P. Morgan, and Martin A. Coughlin; sister in law of Lorraine Coughlin of East Boston and Janet Coughlin of Squantum and the loving aunt of many nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.
Funeral arrangements were by Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, Revere. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. For guest book: www.vazzafunerals.com
Proprietor of Design Products and Instruments
Frank Rizzo of Lynn, formerly of Everett and Maverick Street, East Boston passed away September 11 at home surrounded by his family. He was 73 years old.
Frank was a graduate of Christopher Columbus High School, Class of 1957. He was a member of the Orient Heights Yacht Club and the Melrose Fish and Game Club and proprietor of Design Products and Instruments in East Boston.
The beloved husband of Barbara (Farrell ) Rizzo with whom he shared 51 years of marriage, he was the loving father Steven Rizzo and his wife, Tracy of Lynnfield and Sandy Rizzo of California; dear brother of the late Catherine M. “Kay “Rizzo and cherished grandfather of Dylan and Devyn Rizzo.
Funeral arrangements were by Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, Revere. Entombment was in Woodlawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made in Frank’s name to the Brain Injury Assoc.. 30 Lyman Street, Suite 10, Westborough, MA 01581. For guest book: www.vazzafunerals.com.
Of Orient Heights
Maria (Caruso) Belmonte of Orient Heights, East Boston, passed away on September 8. She was 93 years old.
Maria was born in Melito Irpino in the Province of Avellino, Italy on June 6, 1920 to the late Angelo Raffaele and Carpinella ( Di Filippo ) Caruso. She immigrated with her family to the United States, settling in East Boston in 1955.
The beloved wife of the late Antonino Angelomaria Belmonte, she was the loving mother of Louis Belmonte and his wife, Jean of Glenside, Pennsylvania, and Tommasina Capasso and her husband, Tullio of East Boston, and her most beloved Vincent of Somerville. She was the cherished “Nonna” of eight grandchildren and “Bisnonna “of nine great grandchildren.
Funeral arrangements were by Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, Revere. Maria was laid to rest with her beloved husband Antonino at Woodlawn Cemetery. In honoring Maria, memorial donations may be made in her name to the Walnut Street Center, Inc. , 35 Charlestown Street, Somerville, MA 02143. Funeral arrangements were by Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, Revere. For guest book. www.vazzafunerals.com
Longtime Metropolitan Credit Union Employee
Elaine ( DeRocco ) Sinatra of Orient Heights East Boston died on September 7 in Walpole surrounded by her loving family.
Elaine was a graduate of East Boston High School, Class of 1950 and was employed at the Metropolitan Credit Union in Chelsea for over 26 years.
The daughter of the late Peter and Mary ( DiMarzo) De Rocco, she was the beloved wife of the late Mario Sinatra Jr. with whom she shared 32 years of marriage; loving mother of Stephen Sinatra and his wife, Deborah of Northbridge, Gregory Sinatra and his wife, Lisa of Revere and Sandra Donovan and her husband, James of Norwood; dear sister of Annette Lemmo of Peabody and the late Marie McCormack; cherished grandmother of Steven, Gregory, Angela, Amanda, Alysa, Samantha and Alexandra Sinatra and Jimmy Donovan. She also leaves many nieces and nephews.
Burial was in Holy Cross Cemetery Malden. For guest book: www.vazzafunerals.com.
Theodore ‘Teddy’ Parker
Decorated Veteran, Retired Revere Deputy Sealer of Weights & Measures, Past President of Revere Moose
Theodore “Teddy” Parker of Revere died on September 14 at Beverly Hospital after a long illness. He was 88 years old.
Born and raised in East Boston, he lived on the South Shore for several years before moving to Somerville. He entered the US Air Force in June of 1943 and served until September of 1945 with the 8th Army Air Corps in Europe and was the recipient of the Purple Heart, Air Medal, Good Conduct Medal and the European-African Middle Eastern Theater Medal with Three Bronze Stars. When he returned from the service he married and moved to Revere.
His civilian working career was spent for over 35 years with the City of Revere as a Deputy Sealer of Weights & Measures. He was also the Past President and a member of the Revere Loyal Order of the Moose #1272.
The husband of the late Phyllis “Fanny” (Pesce) Parker who passed in May of 2006, he was the fond father of: Cheryll A. Cutronec and her husband, Frank of Peabody, Patricia A. DeMaino of Danvers and Jean A. DiSisto and her husband, James of Revere; the cherished grandfather of Erika Dowling and her husband,
Mark of Groveland, Amy Cunningham and her husband, Paul of Wakefield, Nicholas DeMaino and his wife, Kristina of Foxboro, L. J. DeMaino and his wife, Michele of Danvers and Jenna, Jessica and Joclyn DiSisto, all of Revere. He is also lovingly survived by 10 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. He was the dear brother of the late: Dorothy, Ruth, Virginia, William, Walter and Robert Parker.
His funeral will be conducted from the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Route 107) Revere today, Wednesday, September 18 at 10 a.m. Followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Mary of the Assumption Church, 660 Washington Avenue, Revere, at 11 a.m. Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the: Fund for Autistic Children, 22 Meeting House Hill Road, West Newbury, MA 01985. For more information, please visit: www.vertuccioandsmith.com.
Jennifer A. Casaletto died in Chelsea on August 1.
She was the beloved mother of Janessa Herrera and her fiance, Gustavo Leon of Chelsea; grandmother of Nathan Leon; cherished daughter of Ruth (Malone) and her husband, Robert Miranda of East Boston and the late Allen D. Casaletto Sr. ; sister of Ruth Casaletto of East Boston, Allen D. Casaletto Jr. of Saugus, Nikki Price of Wakefield and the late Steven Miranda, longtime companion of Christopher Tibbetts of Swampscott. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews.
Funeral arrangements were by the Magrath Funeral Home, East Boston. Committal was private. In lieu of flowers, donations to Jennifer’s family would be appreciated.
Of East Boston
Louise J. (Todesco) Frongillo of East Boston died on September 12. She was 93 years old.
She was the beloved wife of the late Emilio Frongillo, Sr.; devoted mother of Anna DiNunzio and her late husband, Louis of East Boston, Connie Mason and her husband, Richard of East Boston, Sylvia Candelino of Somerville, Lou Frongillo of Revere and the late Emilio Frongillo Jr.; dear sister of Helen DeFeo and her husband, Tony of Chelsea and the late Maria Silva, Margaret Martucci and Jenny Chisari; adored grandmother of eight and great grandmother of six. She is also survived by many loving neices and nephews.
Funeral arrangements were by the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home, East Boston. Mrs. Frongillo was laid to rest in Holy Cross Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 330 Congress St. Boston, MA 02210. For more information: www.ruggieromh.com
Of Florida, formerly of Beachmont Revere
Robert M. Abruzzese of Florida, formerly of Beachmont Revere, died unexpectedly on September 11.
A US Marine Corps veteran of the Vietnam Conflict, he was the devoted father of Corrie Poor and her husband, Trevor of Vermont, Alicia Ivar and her husband, Andy of California, and Robert, Jr. of Florida; loving son of Mafalda “Muffy”(Lazzari) and the late Robert P. Abruzzese of Beachmont Revere; dear brother of Anthony Abruzzese of Peabody; cherished grandfather of Tristan, Cameron, Sophia, Austin and Alyssa. He is also survived by his adored aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.
Arrangements were by the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home, Orient Heights, East Boston. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Humane Association, 1400 16th St. NW, Suite 360, Washington, DC. 20036.
Of East Boston
Gladys (McAudey) Grasso of East Boston died on September 7.
She was the beloved wife of Vincenzo “Jimmy” Grasso of East Boston; dear sister of the late Bertha Rodway, Marjorie Castiello, Bernice Burke and William and Lawrence McAudley and is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.
Funeral arrangements were by Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, Revere. Interment was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. For guest book: www.vazzafunerals.com
Boston Globe Retiree
Donald Accolla of South Yarmouth and Winthrop, formerly of Everett, passed away peacefully on September 13.
Don was a proud veteran of the United States Army and retired from The Boston
Globe after a long and distinguished career, but above all he was firmly devoted to his loving wife Ruth Accolla who was steadfastly by his side at his time of passing. Those who knew him understood that his grandchildren meant the world to him and gave him a renewed vigor for life each and every time he saw them. Nothing meant more to him than seeing their smiling faces and experiencing the pure joy and genuine excitement that came along with being their grandfather. If the happiness of being a grandparent could be measured in wealth, Don was the richest person in the world. He will be missed by all fortunate enough to have made his acquaintance and even more by those fortunate enough to experience the love and kindness he gave from his heart. Rest in peace Don, there is a special place waiting for you in heaven.
Don is survived by his beloved wife Ruth (Carino) his faithful four legged companion Alex; his brother Frank Accolla, sister-in-law Barbara Accolla, nephews, Peter, Kevin and Donald He was step dad to Todd Amodeo and his wife, Laurie and to Don Campbell his wife, Becca and devoted grandfather to Gus, Toby, Riley and Caroline Campbell.
Funeral and visitation will be today, Wednesday, September 18 from 9 to 10:30 a.m. at the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home, 971 Saratoga Street, East Boston followed by a Funeral Mass to be held at 11 a.m. at St. Joseph-St. Lazarus Church in East Boston. Memorial donations can be made in Don’s name to Hope Hospice, 765 Attucks Lane, Hyannis, MA 02601. For more information, visit: www.ruggieromh.com