Obituaries 11-12-2014

November 18, 2014
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Frank Porfido

Of Virginia, formerly of East Boston

Frank J. Porfido of Virginia, formerly of East Boston, died on October 31.

The beloved son of Adeline R. (Guidara) and the late Frank D. Porfido, he was the cherished brother of Stephen W. and his wife, Catherine (Ferrante) Porfido; uncle of Stephen, Gianna, Julia and Christopher and is also survived by many aunts, uncles and cousins.

A Funeral Mass will be held in The Sacred Heart Church, 35 Brooks St. East Boston, Saturday, November 15 at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited. The family will receive visitors at the church prior to the Mass. In lieu of flowers, donations in Frank’s memory to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, 120 Wall Street, 29th Floor, New York, NY 10005 or by phone at (212) 363-3500 Ext.2013, would be appreciated. Arrangements are by the Magrath Funeral Home.

Frank Imbruglia

Of East Boston

Frank J. Imbruglia of East Boston passed away November 7.

A late member of Local 3, he was a tile setter.

He was the loving father of Frank J. Imbruglia Jr. and Nicholas Mainero; beloved son of Frank Imbruglia of Boston and the late Lucy ( Zappia ) Imbruglia; dear brother of Theresa Antonio and her husband, Paul and Michael Imbruglia and his wife, Kim all of Wakefield, Marianne Sullivan of Revere and Janet Vaccari and her husband, John of Peabody; cherished grandfather of Frankie Imbruglia and Mikayla Di Marzo; fond uncle of Deana Pistone, Lucia and Natalie Antonino, Janelle, Michael and Frankie Imbruglia and Brian and John Sullivan.

Family and friends will honor Frank’s life by gathering in Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, 262 Beach Street, Revere at 10 a.m. today, Wednesday, before leaving in procession to St Anthony’s Church Revere for a Funeral Mass to be celebrated in his honor at 11 a.m. Burial will follow in Holy Cross Cemetery Malden. Late Member Local 3. For guest book and directions www.vazzafunerals.com

Roger ‘Pinky’ Magaletta

Of Groton, formerly of East Boston

Magaletta Roger ‘Pinky’- of Groton, Formerly of East Boston, November 6, 2014. Beloved Husband of Josephine (Mattera) Magaletta. Devoted Father of Denise Palladino and Husband Edward, Janice Pasquariello and Husband Richard and Lynne Magaletta.

Cherished Grandfather of Dennis Giglio and Wife, Cezanne, Alexa and Jamie Palladino, Rachel and Rebecca Pasquariello and Michelle Magaletta and Michael Marrero.

Great-grandfather of Audrina Giglio.

Dear Brother of Joan Ciampa of Revere and Alan Magaletta of Everett.

Also Survived by Many Loving Nieces, Nephews, Brother and Sister-in-laws.

Family and Friends Will Honor Roger on Sunday, November 9th from 2-6 P.M, with Memorial Service at 6 P.M. At Ruggiero Family Memorial Home

In Lieu of Flowers, Please Remember Roger with a Donation to ‘eastie Elves” C/o Anthony Petruccelli Charitable Foundation, 9 Lantern Lane, Lynnfield, Ma 01940

Children’s Lounge Is Available. Courtesy Valet Parking (Front Entrance of Funeral Home) Is Also Available. For Complimentary Transportation to and from Funeral Home Please Call (617) 569-0990. Ample Off-street Parking with Attendants in Our 3 Parking Lots

Andrew ‘Iggy’ Vaccari

Retired Teacher; Professional Boxer; Had colorful personality and great sense of humor

Andrew H. “Iggy” Vaccari of Peabody, formerly of Reading, Wakefield and East Boston, died Friday, November 7, at the Lahey Hospital and Medical Center in Burlington. He was 84 years old.

Born in Boston on May 6, 1930, the son of the late Andrew and Margaret (Cefaglioli) Vaccari, he was raised and attended school in East Boston.

Iggy was a U.S. Army Veteran of the Korean Conflict. He was a Sergeant who served from 1953 to 1955. He was a graduate of Boston University, received his Master’s Degree in Social Work and was a school teacher at South Boston High School for many years. Iggy was also well known as a local Professional Boxer. He was a Camp Director and a Guidance Counselor.

He was devoted to his family, had a great sense of humor and a very colorful personality. He and his wife Mary, gave their lives to care for their handicapped son who had cerebral palsy.

Before recently moving to Peabody, he was a former resident of Reading for 15 years and a member of St. Theresa’s Church in North Reading.

Family members include his loving wife of 61 years, Mary L.(Debilio) Vaccari; his daughters, Susan Forbes and her husband, William of Methuen and Paula Belliveau and her husband, David of Nashua, NH; sisters, Bernice Mastrangelo and her husband, John of Lynnfield, Janice Braccia and her husband, Robert of Danvers and Elaine Repucci and her husband, Mark of Lynnfield; six grandchildren and three great grandchildren. He was the father of the late Andrew Vaccari.

His funeral will be held from the Croswell Funeral Home, 19 Bow Street, North Reading on Thursday, November 13 at 8:45 a.m. followed by a 10 a.m. Funeral Mass at St. Theresa’s Church, 63 Winter Street (Rt. 62), North Reading. Calling hours will be held today, Wednesday, November 12 from 4 to 8 p.m. Burial will be in Forest Glade Cemetery in Wakefield.

Memorial donations may be made to the charity of one’s choice. www.croswellfuneralhome.com

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