Lifelong Chelsea Resident
Theresa L. (Gargano) Olivero, a life long Chelsea resident, died unexpectedly on October 2 at Bear Hill Nursing Center of Stoneham following a brief illness. She was 98 years old.
Born, raised and educated in Chelsea and a lifelong Chelsea resident, her unusual but wonderous strength allowed her to live a most alert and productive life until a fall four weeks ago brought her to the hospital and her final illness.
Her working career began when she was but a teenager in Chelsea at Walton Shoe Co. she worked at the former W.T. Grant Department Store, Herman’s Apparel, the Chelsea Memorial Hospital and finally at the Massachusetts General Hospital for 12 years from where she retired.
She was married to Vincent J. Oliver for more than 70 years, until his death in January of 2008. She was the adored mother of Vincent J. Olivero, Jr. and his wife, Maureen of Melrose, Frederick J. Olivero and his wife, Donna of Billerica, Robert Olivero and his wife, Kathleen A. of Tewksbury and Virginia Browne and her husband, Leo of Saugus. She was the dear sister of Clara Mongiello of Medford and John Gargano of Chelsea. She was the mother in law of the late Diane E. Olivero and is also lovingly survived by nine grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren and two great great grandchildren and by several nieces and nephews, grand nieces and grand nephews.
Funeral arrangements were by the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, Revere. Interment was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. For additional information: www.vertuccioandsmith.com
Of East Boston
Livia (Mastrangelo) Pasco of East Boston, formerly of Dorchester, died on October 5.
The beloved wife of the late Leonard Sr., she was the devoted mother of Leonard Jr. and his wife, Linda of East Boston, Edward Pasco of Dracut; Nancy Brown and her husband, Albert of East Boston, Stephen Pasco of Dracut and Michael Pasco and his wife, Sandra of No. Andover; dear sister of John Mastrangelo and his wife, Gloria of Braintree and the late Letitia Civetti and Eleanor Pirotta; cherished grandmother of Jennifer Brown, Nicholas, Alanna, Daniel, Ryan, Victoria and Talia Pasco 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, October 9 at 9 a.m. with a Mass of Christian Burial in celebration of her life in Sacred Heart Church, Brooks Street at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited. Services will conclude with Mrs. Pasco being laid to rest with her beloved husband, Leonard in Puritan Lawn Memorial Park. May they both rest in peace. (Please note that the Funeral Home web site is being updated, please go to leagacy.com.)
In Revere, formerly of East Boston
Norma (DelVecchio) Gugliotti in Revere, formerly of East Boston, died unexpectedly on October 6.
The beloved wife of the late John Gugliotti, she was the devoted mother of “Frannie” Lay and her husband, Michael of Connecticut; cherished step mother of John Gugliotti of Malden and Michael Gugliotti and Mary Sullivan, both of Haverhill; dear sister of the late Alfred DelVecchio and is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.
Funeral services in the Serenity Chapel of the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home, 971 Saratoga St., (Orient Heights) East Boston will be on Friday, October 11 at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited. Visiting hours are Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m. Services will conclude with Mrs. Gugliotti being laid to rest in St. Michael’s Cemetery. , Please note Funeral Home web site is being updated please go to legacy.com for more information.
Of East Boston
Linda H. (Babine) Ciulla of East Boston died on October 2.
She was the wife of Leonard Ciulla Jr., mother of Danyell Ciulla, Jaclyn Ciulla, Vincent and Carla Ciulla; sister of John Babine, Kathy Palermo, Diane Babine and the late Audrey Babine; grandmother of Anthony Ciulla and Nicholas Manfra. Visiting Hours will be held in the Serenity Chapel of the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home, 971 Saratoga St. ( Orient Heights) East Boston on Saturday, October 12 from 2 to 5 p.m. followed by a prayer service at 5 p.m. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited.
Former East Boston Resident
Marilyn T. Lewis of Lynn, formerly of East Boston, died on October 2.
The beloved daughter of the late Gordon Lewis and Mary (McNeil) Lewis Carabello, she was the sister of Gordon Lewis of Plaistow, NH, Evelyn DiFraia of Florida and Mary Brown of Medford and is also survived by two generations of nieces and nephews.
Funeral arrangements were by the Magrath Funeral Home, East Boston. A Funeral Mass was celebrated in the Sacred Heart Church and interment was in Woodlawn Cemetery. For more information, visit: MagrathFuneralHome.com
Grace T. (Tringale) Panetta of the Jeffries Point Section of East Boston died on October 2. She was in her 93rd year.
A retired secretary, she was the cherished daughter of the late Sebastiano and Clella (Benvissuto) Tringale and the beloved wife of James Panetta with whom she shared 50 years of marriage; dear sister of Theodora Misells of Mashpee and the late Marion Graziano and Carmen Tringale; sister in law of Sister Catherine A. Panetta S. Panetta S.N.D. Of South Boston and Joseph M. Panetta and his wife, Nina of Medford and fond aunt of many nieces and nephews.
Funeral arrangements were by Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, Revere. Burial was in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. For guest book: www.vazzafunerals.com
City of Boston Retiree
Jewel A. (Dunbar) Francis, an East Boston native, died on October 4 at Mass General Hospital in Boston following a long illness. She was 83 years old.
Born and raised in Boston, she spent most of her life in East Boston before moving to Admiral’s Hill in Chelsea about two years ago. For more than 20 years, she spent her time living in East Boston and Ft. Myers, Florida.
She was the widow of Ralph H. Francis who died in Dember of 1997; the mother of: Darlene R. Naso and her husband, Salvatore L. Naso, Jr. of Revere, Mark S. Francis and his wife, Lois of East Boston, Charlene Francis of South Boston and her late husband, Robert Featherplace and the late Ralph J. Francis and his late wife, Julie R. Francis. She was the dear sister of Edward J. Dunbar and his wife, Doris of Oklahoma, Pauline Sabella of Tewksbury, Gloria Santaniello and Patricia Viola, both of Ft. Myers, Florida and the late June Bartolo, Murlene Marchese and Gladys Dunbar; the cherished grandmother of: Keith E. Naso, Craig F. Naso and Melissa A. Francis, all of Revere; Mark Francis Jr. and Melissa Vasczy, both of Lynn, Ralph M. Francis of Saugus, Jared Francis of South Boston and the late Chanel Francis. She is also lovingly survived by her devoted surrogate daughter, Linda C. Hildenbrand and her husband, Gary of Ft. Myers, Florida; her three great grandchildren, Eva Ravesi, Isabelle Francis and Damien Vescy and by several nieces, nephews, grand nieces and grand nephews.
Family and friends are invited to attend visiting hours today, Wednesday, October 9 from 3 to 8 p.m. In the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway, Revere. Her Funeral will be conducted from the funeral home on Thursday, October 10 at 9 a.m. Followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Anthony of Padua Church, Revere at 10 a.m. Entombment will be at a later time at the Mass. National VA Cemetery in Bourne. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Make-A-Wish Foundation, One Bullfinch Place, Boston, MA 02114-2031 or to the American Lung Association of Mass. Inc., 460 Totten Pond Road, Waltham, MA 02451. For more information, visit: www.vertuccioandsmith.co
Of Revere, formerly of East Boston
Robert J. Curley of Revere, formerly of East Boston, died on October 2.
He was the beloved husband of Joan M. (McDevitt); father of Debra J. Curley of Revere; son of the late Mary Isabel (King) and William H. Curley; brother of William of South Dakota, Mark of Malden, Isabel Marcom, John and Paul Curley, all of Revere and is also survived by many nieces and nephews. Services were private. Donations in Bob’s memory to either the Jimmy Fund or American Diabetes Assn. would be appreciated. MagrathFuneralHome.com
Of East Boston
Carol A. (Taje) Collins of East Boston died on October 4.
The beloved wife of the late Lawrence Collins, she was the devoted mother of Sysan A. Souza of Dudley, Gina Taje and Michelle Collins, both of East Boston; dear sister of Arthur and Richard Taje of Florida; cherished grandmother of Kayla, Matthew and Noah and is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.
Visiting Hours in the Serenity Chapel of the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home, 971 Saratoga St., (Orient Heights) East Boston will be held on Saturday, October 19 from 1 to 3 p.m. followed by a prayer service at 3 p.m. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited.
Of Boston’s North End
Bartolomew T. Papa of Boston’s North End died on October 2.
A US Army veteran of the Korean Conflict, he was the beloved husband of Annette Sutera Papa of Boston’s North End; devoted father of Patricia “Patte” Papa, Vincent Federico and Joyce Papa Amoroso and Ralph Amoroso, of Boston’s North End; dear brother of Anthony Pappa of Wakefield and the late Thomas Papa, Mary Colella and Lena Adams; devoted and cherished grandfather of Justin and Jordyn Amoroso and is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.
A Funeral Mass in celebration of Mr. Papa’s life was held in the Sacred Heart Church, North Square, Boston’s North End. Committal services were private. In lieu of flowers and in honoring Mr. Papa, memorial donations may be made to the Cam Neely Foundation, 30 Winter St., 2nd Floor, Boston 02108. Arrangements were under the personal care of the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home. For more information or to send an online condolence to the Papa family please go to www.ruggieromh.com