Obituaries 11-20-2013

November 20, 2013
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Mark DiFlumeri

Ship’s Captain

Mark DiFlumeri of Winthrop, formerly of East Boston, died unexpectedly at home on Saturday, November 16. He was 54 years old.

A ship’s captain, he was the cherished son of Anthony “DoDo’ DiFlumeri and Marie ( Giasullo) Martin and her husband, Albert of Florida; loving brother of Marie Cody and her husband, Richard of Tewksbury; adored nephew of Elli Bowker and her late husband, James of Ipswich, Jamie Giasullo and his wife, Patty of Florida and the late Nicholas Giasullo and his wife, Mary of Winthrop, Vincent DiFlumeri and Josephine Di Flumeri of Winthrop, Aberino DiFlumeri and his wife, Josephine of Saugus and the late Laurie DiFlumeri. He also leaves his cousins: Jimmy, John, Jeff, Joanne, Jessica, Tracy, Jim, Scott, Dina, Albert and Lyn.

Mark loved his family, loved the ocean and loved to travel. He was very much loved in return and will be missed by all.

Family and friends will honor Mark’s life by gathering today, Wednesday, November 20, from 4 to 8 p.m. in Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, 262 Beach Street, Revere with services in our chapel of the resurrection at 7:30 p.m. Committal will be private. For directions and guest book. www.vazzafunerals.com.

Katherine Gleeson

Longtime employee of Spring Air Mattress Co.

Katherine “Kathy” Gleeson of Winthrop, formerly of East Boston, passed away November 15. She was 69 years old.

“Kathy” was a graduate of East Boston High School, Class of 1962 and was employed at Spring Air Mattress Co. in Chelsea for many years.

The daughter of the late Frank and Josephine (Cahill ) Gleeson, she was the loving and devoted mother of Eric Gleeson and his wife, Mary Kay and their children Megan and Caitlin of Beverly and also leaves her loving companion of 26 years, Chuck Santoianni of Winthrop; dear sister of Edward “Buddy “ Gleeson of Winthrop, Mary Thompson of Texas, William Gleeson of East Boston, Joanne Candelora of Revere, Elaine Bates of Boston and the late Frank, Joseph, John, Herbert, Theresa and Thomas Gleeson. She is also survived by many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Family and friends will honor Kathy’s life by gathering Thursday, November 21 from 4 to 8 p.m. in Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home,, 262 Beach Street, Revere with services in our chapel of the resurrection on Thursday at 7:30 p.m. Committal will be private. Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701. For directions and guest book:www.vazzafunerals.com

George De Domenico

Retired MBTA Photographer

George F. De Domenico of Orient Heights East Boston died on November 15.

A retired photographer for the M.B.T.A. and a US Navy veteran of World War II, he was the beloved husband of Angela ( Gravallese ) De Domenico with whom he shared 63 years of marriage; loving father of Joan Campana and her husband, Robert of Florida and George A. DeDomenico and his wife, Lisa of Saugus; dear brother of Natalie Porrazzo of Georgia, John DeDomenico of Peabody, Mary D’Amari of Revere and the late Joseph and Anthony DeDomenico; cherished grandfather of Evan and Andrew Cassidy and Matthew and Ashley DeDomenico.

Family and friends will honor and remember George’s life at 8:30 a.m. today, Wednesday, before leaving in procession to St Joseph-St Lazarus Church, Ashely Street, East Boston where his Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Burial will follow at Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made in George’s name to the Lighthouse Nursing Home Activity Fund, 204 Proctor Ave., Revere 02151. For directions and guest book.www.vazzafunerals.com.

Evelyn ‘Terry’ Juliano

Of East Boston

Evelyn “Terry” (Brooks) Juliano of East Boston died on November 16.

The beloved wife of the late John Juliano, Jr., she was the devoted mother of Jo-Ann Stanley, Janet DiBella, Roy and Mary Juliano, Marie Jensen and John Juliano, III and the dear sister of Irene Warner. She was pre- deceased by 12 brothers and sisters. She was the cherished grandmother of 13 grandchildren and 24 great grandchildren is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.

Family and Friends are respectfully invited to a Funeral Service in Celebration of Terry’s life in the Serenity Chapel of the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home, 971 Saratoga St., East Boston today, Wednesday, November 20 at 11 a.m. Visiting prior to the service beginning at 10 a.m. At the family’s request, interment services at Holy Cross Cemetery will be private. For more information, please visit www.ruggieromh.com

Joseph Stasio

Proprietor of Stasio Lumber; Active in Many Organizations

Joseph A. Stasio of Linden Street, Winthrop passed away at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston on November 14 after a prolonged illness. He was 86 years old.

Born in East Boston, he was the beloved son of the late Antoinetta (DeLuca) and Arthur Stasio. A resident of East Boston for many years, he served in the US Army during World War II. After his discharge, he married and moved to Winthrop in 1951. He was the proprietor of Stasio Lumber on Walden St., Winthrop and also had a cabinetry business on Winthrop St. for many years. He was a past corporator for East Boston Savings Bank and a member of the Knight’s of Columbus, Winthrop Rotary, Winthrop Chamber of Commerce, Moose Club, Odd Fellows and the Northeast Lumbermans Association.

He was the devoted husband of Alice P. (O’Sullivan) and the loving father of Alice MacFarland and her husband,, Keith of Wakefield, Joseph A. Stasio and his wife, Jeanne of Lynnfield, Maryanne Albert and her husband, Scott of Bedford, N.H. and Catherine DelVento and her husband, Nicholas of Winthrop. He was the dear brother of Anthony Stasio, Arthur Stasio and Anna Boudrow; the grandfather of Timothy, Keith, Bridgit, Joseph, Vanessa, Julie, Greg and Alicia and the great grandfather of Logan, Maeve and Brody.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to

the Ernest P. Caggiano and Son-O’Maley Funeral Home, Winthrop. Interment was in the Belle Isle section of Winthrop Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Jimmy Fund-Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, P.O. Box 849168, Boston, MA 02284-9168. To sign the online guestbook go towww.caggianofuneralhome.com orwww.cremationsbycaggianofh.com.

Mary Bufalino

Of Winthrop, formerly of East Boston

Mary T. (Hogan) Bufalino of Winthrop, formerly of East Boston, died on November 11.

She was the beloved mother of Richard Dow and his wife, Joan of Revere and Darin Bufalino and his wife, Jacqueline of Winthrop; grandmother of Leslie, Marcus and Nolan Dow.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend visiting hours in the Magrath Funeral Home, 325 Chelsea St. [at Day Sq], East Boston on Saturday morning, November 23 from 10 a.m. to noon. In lieu of flowers, donations in Mary’s memory to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital would be appreciated. Indoor parking and entrance to funeral home available from 340 Bremen St. MagrathFuneralHome.com

Louis Ristaino, Sr.

Past Grand Knight St. Francis K of C; State Civil Engineer

Louis J. Ristaino, Sr. of East Boston died on November 14.

He was a Past Grand Knight of St Francis Council K of C 2962, a Civil Engineer for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts for over 37 years and a past employee of Suffolk Downs and Foxboro Race Tracks.

The beloved husband of Frances (Arena) Ristaino, he was the devoted father of Camille Ristaino and Louis Ristaino, Jr., both of East Boston, Gloria Ristaino of Boston and Faith Ristaino-Smith of Bridgewater, formerly of East Boston, and the late Angela Ristaino; dear brother of Lena Lanney of East Boston and the late Joseph Ristaino; cherished grandfather of Wilson, Victoria and Colin Smith and is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home, 971 Saratoga St., East Boston. For more information, visit: www.ruggieromh.com

Lois MacPherson

Of East Boston

Lois C. MacPherson of East Boston died unexpectedly on November 13.

The beloved sister of the late Natalie Shorter, she was the loving aunt of David Shorter and his wife, Kathleen of Amesbury and their daughters, Elisabeth and Julia, Nancy Shorter and her husband, David Manley of Gloucester and his sons, Scott and Christopher. She is also survived by many cherished cousins and dear friends.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home, East Boston. She was laid to rest with her family in Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Boston. In honoring Lois, memorial donation’s may be made to St Lazarus Parish Building Fund, 59 Ashley St., East Boston 02128. For more information: www.ruggieromh.com

Rose Lichtenberg

Member of the Women’s Club and St. Anthony’s Sodality

Rose C. ( Martucci ) Lichtenberg of Revere, formerly East Boston and Jamaica Plain, passed away November 11 in her 93rd year.

A housewife and a member of the Women’s Club and St. Anthony’s Sodality, she was the cherished daughter of the late Joseph and Carmella (Venuti) Martucci; beloved wife of the late Louis J. Lichtenberg with whom she shared 30 years of marriage; loving and devoted mother of Deborah Lichtenberg of Revere; dear sister of Carmella Mildred DeSimone of Revere and the late Mary Palladino, Joseph Travalini, A. Ella Robinson, Carmen and Augustus Martucci and the aunt and great aunt of many nieces and nephews. Funeral arrangements were by Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, Revere. Burial was at St. Michael’s Cemetery, Boston. For guest book:www.vazzafunerals.com.

Robert ‘Bob’ Salza

Of East Boston

Robert “Bob” Salza of East Boston died on November 9.

He was the beloved son of Nellie Salza and the late John; loving brother of Dianne Thomas and her husband, Barry of Naperville, IL and is also survived by his two loving nephews, Nicholas and Daniel Thomas.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Salvatore Rocco and Sons Funeral Home, Everett. Interment was at Puritan Lawn Cemetery in Peabody. In lieu of flowers, donations in Robert’s memory may be made to lungevity.org, a lung cancer organization. roccofuneralhomes.com

Paul Ristino, Sr.

Nurse’s Aide

Paul P. Ristino, Sr. of Winthrop, formerly of Revere, died on November 16 at the Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston following a year long illness. He was 69 years old.

Born and raised in Revere, he was a Revere resident until moving to Winthrop in 1995. For the past 15 years, he worked as a nurse’s aide for the Deprtment of Public Health, Long Term Care Facilities and also took on private patients as well. A work related accident prevented his returning to work for the past year.

He was the beloved father of Paul J. Ristino and his wife, Lynn of Revere, Renee L. Pedone and her husband, Edward of Saugus and Alyssa M. Thomas and her companion, Kenneth Cooper of Revere; the devoted brother of Richard of Sanford, Maine and the late Joseph Ristino; the cherished grandfather of Lindsey Thomas and her fiance, Jason, Jennifer and Katie Ristino and Andrew and Steven Thomas, all of Revere and Matthew and Kevin Pedone, both of Saugus. He is also survived by Loretta N. Ristino of Revere and by many nieces and nephews.

Family and friends are invited to attend visiting hours on Thursday, November 21 in the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Route 107) Revere from 4 to 8 p.m. His Funeral Service will be conducted from the Funeral Home on Friday, November 22 at noon. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, 60 Walnut St., Wellesley Hills, MA. For more information, please visit: www.vertuccioandsmith.com

 

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