Obituaries

Obituaries 08-02-2017

August 5, 2017
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Phyllis Abbatessa-Dwyer Longtime East Boston area political and cultural activist Phyllis S. Abbatessa-Dwyer of Margate, Florida and East Boston passed away July 21. She was 76 years old. A retired employee of the Suffolk County Sheriff’s Department and the onetime owner of the Lefty Shop in Faneuil Hall, she spent much of her free time,...

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Obituaries 07-26-2017

July 28, 2017
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Rocco “Rocky” Schirripa Former owner of Meridean Market Rocco “Rocky” Schirripa of Peabody, formerly of East Boston, died on Monday, July 24 at the age of 80. Rocco was born in Marina Gioiosa Ionica, Italy, on Aug. 21, 1936, to Salvatore Schirripa and Maria Catherine Totino. He was the former co-owner of Meridian Market...

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Obituaries 07-19-2017

July 19, 2017
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Norma Iris Ayala Well known and loved by many people in East Boston and Revere Norma Iris (Torres-Miranda) Ayala of Revere, a long time resident of East Boston, passed away from a brief illness in the early morning hours of July 12, at the age of 71. Born on July 24, 1945 in Puerto...

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Obituaries 07-12-2017

July 14, 2017
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Bernardina Scippa Of Kaplan Estates, formerly of East Boston Bernardina (Iapicca) Scippa of Kaplan Estates, formerly of East Boston, died on July 8. She was the beloved wife of the late Angelo Raffaele Scippa; beloved mother of Maria Rosaria D’Itria and her husband, Anthony, Rocco Scippa and his wife, Zita, Linda Mirasolo and her...

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Obituaries 07-05-2017

July 7, 2017
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Gregory Marciello Retired proprietor of F.B.I. Alarm of Revere; member of VFW Post 6712 and Revere Loyal Order of Moose 1272 Family and friends are invited to attend visiting hours on Sunday, July 9 from 2 to 6 p.m. in the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Route 107) Revere for Gregory...

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Obituaries 06-28-2017

June 30, 2017
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Dineen Zirpolo Of East Boston Dineen M. Zirpolo of East Boston passed away on June 24. She was the cherished mother of Robert Montemorano, Jr. and his companion, Adrianna of East Boston; beloved daughter of John and Cora Ranauro of East Boston; loving sister of Cindy Zirpolo of East Boston, Lorna Gobbi and her...

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Obituaries 06-21-2017

June 23, 2017
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Edward Contilli, Sr. Boston Police Department retiree, owned of “Eddie C’s” in Maverick Square Edward Contilli, Sr. of South Hamilton, formerly of East Boston, passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on Friday evening, June 16. Edward or ‘Eddie’ as many knew him, was born in Boston on February 25, 1948 to the...

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Obituaries 06-14-2017

June 17, 2017
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Frank ‘Hank’ D’Annolfo Of East Boston Frank “Hank” D’Annolfo of East Boston passed away on June 5. He was 83 years old. A US Army veteran, he was the cherished son of the late Frank and Mary (Rizzo) D’Annolfo, the dear brother of the late Ida Lamattina (who recently passed away on May 11),...

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Obituaries 06-07-2017

June 9, 2017
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Jaquelin ‘Jackie’ Favale Formerly of East Boston Jacquelin  “Jackie” (Skinner)  Favale of Tewksbury, formerly of East Boston, passed away on Tuesday, May 30. She was 87 years old. She was the former wife of the late Frank V. Favale, the loving mother of Michael F. Favale of Florida and Frank Favale and his wife,...

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Obituaries 05-31-2017

June 3, 2017
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Vittorio Verde Of East Boston Vittorio Verde of East Boston died peacefully on May 25. He was he devoted husband of  Assunta (Gregorio)Verde; devoted father of Antonietta  Chisari and her husband, Antonio of Reading and Carmine Verde of East Boston; dear brother of Lisa, Filomena, Geraldo and the late Giovanni, Peppo, Carmine and Vincenzo; cherished grandfather of Christina, Angela and...

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