Rocco Cunsolo of Revere died unexpectedly on February 28. He was 27 years old.
He was the loving son of Pino Cunsolo of Italy and Melanie Falagan of Lynn; dear brother of Brandon, cherished grandson of Josephine Cunsolo of Revere and the late Leroy and Marlene Falagan. He is also survived by many fond aunts and uncles.
Family and friends will honor Rocco’s life by gathering in the Ruggiero family Memorial Home, 971 Saratoga St. (Orient Heights) East Boston on Saturday, March 8 from 1 to 4 p.m. with a prayer service at 4 p.m. For more information:www.ruggieromh.com
Frank ‘Butch’ Colantuani
Retired Meat Cutter, Member of Meat Cutters Union, Moose and American Legion
Frank “Butch” Colantuoni of Revere, formerly of East Boston, died unexpectedly on February 23 at Whidden Memorial Hospital, Everett. He was 92 years old.
Born and raised in East Boston, he attended Boston schools. A World War II veteran, he entered the US Army in October of 1942 and served until January of 1946. “Butch” was a graduate of the former Cooks & Bakers School of Monmouth, New Jersey. Most of his working career was spent as a meat cutter for several markets and chain grocery stores. He retired in 1987 after 25 years of service in the meat department of Stop & Shop, Inc. His memberships included: the Meat Cutters Union, American Legion Post #61 of Revere and the Revere Loyal Order of the Moose.
His beloved wife, Elizabeth G. “Betty” (Rose) Colantuoni, died in April of 1986. He was the brother of the late Pasquale Colantuoni; the devoted uncle of: William J. Colantuoni and his wife, Janice of Lawrence, Christine Colantuoni of South Hamilton and the late John P. Colantuoni. He was the cherished grand-uncle of: Amy Tsai and her husband, Dr. David Tsai, M.D. of Andover, Lawrence Police Detective William P. Colantuoni and his wife, Sandria, Lawrence Police Patrolman Michael J. Colantuoni and his wife, Rebecca, all of Haverhill, Jon P. Colantuoni and his wife, Sandy of Berwick, Maine, Adam Colantuoni and his fiancee, Daniella of East Boston and Gina Coughlin and her husband, Michael of Wakefield. He is also lovingly survived by his dedicated friends, Justine and Vincent Denietolis of Revere and by several great grand nieces and nephews.
Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, Revere. Interment was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett.
Former Truck Driver, former member of Patriots Civic Club and ITAM in Revere, Officer of The Sons of American Legion
Nicholas Crisostamo of Revere, formerly of East Boston, died in Florida on February 25. He was 66 years old.Born in Winthrop, the son of the late John and Lena (Accomando), he lived in East Boston before moving to Revere. He worked as a truck driver for many years for Scully Trucking and Airport Express.
Nick was an Officer of The Sons of American Legion Squadron 120, Holly Hill, Florida and a former member of The Revere I.T.A.M, the Patriots Civic Club and an Officer of The Sons of American Legion, Squadron 120, Holly Hill, Florida.
He was the beloved husband of the late Julie (Saldi); devoted father of Janine Crisostamo of Revere; dear brother of Ann Marie Kulda, Joanne Amsden, Richard Crisostamo, all of Revere, John of New Hampshire and the late Anthony. He is also survived by his loving mother in-law Margaret Saldi of Revere and by many nieces and nephews.
His Funeral will be held from the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, 128 Revere St., Revere today, Wednesday, March 5 at 9 a.m. Followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Mary of the Assumption Church at 10 a.m. Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery. For guest book please visit www. Buonfiglio.com
Of Revere, formerly of East Boston
Sandra (Piantedosi) Plagenza of Revere, formerly of East Boston, died on March 2. She was 53 years old.
The beloved wife of the late Stephen, Sr., she was the devoted mother of Stephen, Jr. of Revere; dear sister of Joseph Piantedosi of Methuen, Patricia Nazzaro of Revere, Janice and Rhonda Piantedosi, both of East Boston, Rose Messina of Revere, Pasquale and Valerie Piantedosi, both of East Boston and the late Darlene Piantedosi; cherished grandmother of Sophia Plagenza and is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.
Family and friends will honor Sandra’s life by gathering Thursday, March 6 from 4 to 8 p.m. in the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home, 971 Saratoga St. (Orient Heights) East Boston and again at 9 a.m. Friday before leaving in procession to St. John the Evangelist Church, Winthrop Street, Winthrop for a Funeral Mass to be celebrated in her honor at 10 a.m. Services to follow with burial in Winthrop Cemetery, Belle Isle section.
For complimentary transportation to and from the funeral home, please call 617 569 0990. For more information: www.ruggieromh.com
Former East Boston Resident
Marie T. Syllien died in Tewksbury on March 1.
A former resident of Everett, Melrose and East Boston, she was the devoted mother of Josette Syllien, Evelyn Germain-Fleurant and her husband, Jean-Daniel Fleurant and Fritz-Gerald Renaud; dear sister of Lise and Michel Syllien and cherished grandmother of David and Andrea Fleurant and Ridgy Renaud.
Family and Friends will honor Marie’s life by gathering in the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home, 971 Saratoga St. (Orient Heights) East Boston on Friday, March 7 from 5 to 9 p.m. and again on Saturday at 9:30 a.m. in Our Lady of Grace Church, Nichols Street, Everett for a Funeral Mass celebrating Marie’s life. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited. Those attending Marie’s Funeral Mass are asked to please go directly to the church.
Of East Boston
Elena M. (D’Errico) Vitale of East Boston died on February 28.
She was the beloved daughter of the late Tubio and Antonia (Scherzi) D’Errico; loving wife of the late Francesco A. Vitale; cherished mother of Michael A. Vitale and his wife, Elizabeth of Salem, NH; treasured grandmother of Michael C. Vitale of Nashua, NH, Nicole Ward and her husband, Kenneth and Ashley E. Vitale, both of Wilmington; great-grandmother of Desiree, Harper, Hadley and Kara and the dear sister of Albert D’Errico of Revere She is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.
Her Funeral will be held from the Magrath Funeral Home, 325 Chelsea St., [at Day Sq.] East Boston on Thursday at 9 a.m. Followed by a Funeral Mass in the Sacred Heart Church, Brooks Street, East Boston at 10 o’clock. Relatives and friends are invited. Visiting hours are today, Wednesday, from 4 to 8 p.m. Interment will be in Holy Cross Cemetery. For more information: www.MagrathFuneralHome.com