Obituaries 03-10-2010

Audencile Delance

Of Revere, formerly of Haiti

Audencile Delance, a native of Haiti and a Revere resident for 10 years, died unexpectedly on March 8 at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. He was 83 years old.

A native of Haiti, she came to Revere 10 years ago to be close to his four children who had been living in Revere for more than 15 years.

She was the wife of the late Athanas Dulorier and the cherished mother of Marie Gaines, David Guerrier, Felix and Ingrid Dulorier, all of Revere; sister of Andre Delance of Guadalupe and the grandmother of seven.

Family and friends are invited to attend her funeral from the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Route 107), Revere, on Saturday, March 13 at 9 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Mary’s Church, Lynn at 10 a.m. Visiting hours will be held in the funeral home on Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. Burial will be in Pine Grove Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to your favorite charity.


Sarah Feeney

Dunkin Donuts Cashier

Sarah A. Feeney, a lifelong resident of Revere, died unexpectedly on March 3 at the Whidden Memorial Hospital in Everett. She was 39 years old.

Born and raised in Revere, she was a 1988 graduate of Revere High School and worked as a cashier at Dunkin Donuts of Revere.

She was the beloved daughter of Rose Mary (Barrett) Feeney and the late Thomas F. Feeney; loving mother of Kayla, Joseph, Sophia and Dante; dear sister of John L. Barrett and his wife, Carol, of Revere and Rose Marie Maguire and her husband, Wayne, of Danvers. She was the cherished aunt of Shaon Wastaferro and her husband, Wayne, of Derry, NH, Cynthia and Jennifer Barrett, both of Revere, and Wayne and Ryan Maguire, both of Danvers. She is also survived by several aunts, uncles, cousins and a host of friends.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Vertuccio and Smith Home of Funerals of Revere. Burial was private. Remembrances may be made to a charity of your choice.


John Jamison Riggio

Stoneham Infant

John Jamison Riggio of Stoneham died on March 6.

He was the cherished infant son of John-Paul Riggio and Jamie Fisher; beloved grandson of David P. Fisher, Vincent and Francesca Riggio, Cheryl and Fran Gallagher; dear great grandson of Frances T. Fisher; loving nephew of Casey T. Fisher, Mark and Gina Riggio, Vanessa and James Cassell, Jason Riggio, Jack Abbott and cousin of Joseph and Valentina Riggio and Jayden Fisher.

His Funeral will be held from the Barile Family Funeral Home, 482 Main St. (Rt 28) Stoneham on Thursday at 9 a.m. followed by a Mass of the Angels in St. Patrick Church, 71 Central St., Stoneham at 10 a.m. Family and friends are cordially invited to gather and visit with the family today, Wednesday, from 5 to 8 p.m. in the Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, please make donations in his memory to MA SIDS Center, Boston Medical Center, 1 BMC Place, Boston 02118. For directions or to send a memorial condolence, please visit:


Gary Bubluski

Lynn resident

Gary P. Bublusbki of Lynn died on March 2.

Born in Brighton and a resident of Lynn for the last 16 years, he passed away early Tuesday morning at the Charitas St. Elizabeths Medical Center at the age of 65.

During his working years, he was employed by Boston College in their maintenance department and later worked for the MBTA as a rail operator on the Green Line, retiring after 11 years of service.

He was the beloved companion of Doreen Bokarvich of Lynn and former husband of Maureen (Venezia) Bubluski of Chelsea; devoted father of Lori Iraola and her husband, Angel, and Sean Bubluski, all of Chelsea; loving brother of Carol Ronkin of Peabody and Janet Bulwer of Revere and cherished grandfather of Alijah, Anthony and Angelesa.

At his request, funeral services were private. To send a message of condolence to his family, please visit


Jennie Gobeo

Worked at Lawrence Memorial Hospital

Jennie R. (Resigno) Gobeo of Revere died on February 23. She was 94 years old.

Born in Connecticut, before her retirement, she was employed in the laundry department of the Lawrence Memorial Hospital.

She was the beloved wife of the late Joseph J. Gobeo; devoted mother of Joseph J. Gobeo of Florida and Janet C. Sousa Friend and Amando Citro of Revere; dear sister of Josphine Marini of Florida and the late Rose Bono, Frances Russo, Lena Gianelli, Carmine and John Rescigno. She was the cherished grandmother of two and great grandmother of three.

Funeral arrangements were by the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to The American Heart Association, 20 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701.


Gemma Cozza


Gemma (Turano) Cozza of Revere died at home on February 26. She was 71 years old.

A homemaker, born in Italy, she was the beloved wife of the late Antonio; devoted mother of Lori Reardon and Lyia Cozza of Revere.

Services were held privately with arrangements by the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, Revere. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Donations may be made to the charity of your choice.


George Strong, 79

Decorated Green Beret and veteran of two wars

George William Strong, a native of Revere, died on February 21 at his home in Denham Springs, LA. He was 79 years old.

He retired from the US Army after serving and defending his country for 25 years. A decorated veteran, he served two tours in the Korean War and three tours in the Vietnam War and was a member of the Green Berets. After his military career, he later retired from Georgia Pacific.

He is survived by his wife, Marion Manning Strong; his stepchildren, Lillie Collier and her husband, Jim, Myron Drawdy and Joe Drawdy; his grandchildren, Jason and Sarah Collier and his great granddaughter, Bella Ray. He was the son of the late Gold Star Parents, Eva and Leonard Strong of Revere; brother of Leonard of Panama, CA, Robert of Winslow, ME, William of Revere, Helen McKinnon of Revere and the late Walter Strong.

Funeral arrangements were by the Seale Funeral Home, Denham Springs, LA. Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society.


Lester ‘Leroy’ Powell

Worked at Tigh Warehouse in Woburn

Lester "Leroy" Powell of Revere, formerly of Oklahoma, died on March 6 surrounded by his family.

A US Navy veteran of the Korean War, he was employed by Tigh Warehouse in Woburn.

He was the beloved husband of Marie (Cameron) Powell; loving father of Cheryl Johnson, Robin Powell and Scott Powell, all of Florida, Darlene Cunay and her husband, Eric, of Taunton, Bonnie Sanford and her husband, Glen, of Peabody, Scott Powell of Virginia, Richard Benoit of Wakefield, Diane Donahue and her husband, Brian, of Hanover, Kathleen O’Donnell and her husband, Shawn, and Kevin Cameron and his wife, Terri, all of Saugus, Edward Cameron and his wife, Diane, of Burlington and Brian Cameron and his wife, Patricia, of Amesbury. He was the cherished grandfather of 26 and the great grandfather of 24.

Family and friends may visit Saturday from 4 to 8 pm. at Vazza’s "Beechwood" Funeral Home, 262 Beach Street, Revere. Buriall will be private. In lieu of flowers, remembrances in his name may be made to the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen St., Framingtham MA 01701. For directions and guest book:


Geraldine Rand

Longtime Revere resident

Geraldine E. Rand, a long time resident of Revere, died on February 25. She was 81 years old.

The wife of the late Voldemar, she was the mother of Roy Rand, Basil Rand, Diana Narkum, Richard Jackman and Evelyn Jackman and is also survived by five grandchildren: Roy C., Stepfanie, Rebekah, Gabrielle and Sarah and one great granddaughter, Ariel.

A private funeral service was held from the Salvatore Rocco & Sons Funeral Home, Everett.


Dorothy ‘Dolly’ Vito

Award Winning Artist, worked for DeMaino’s Restaurant

Dorothy S. "Dolly" (Sullivan) Vito of Revere died on March 5 at the Massachusetts General Hospital surrounded by friends and family.

Mrs. Vito was employed at DeMaino’s restaurant for over 15 years. She was a graduate of Revere High School, Class of 1954, and won many ribbons for her art work at the Winthrop Art Festival.

She was the loving mother of Alyce Vito of Revere and Ralph S. Vito and his wife, Cheryl, of Melrose; dear sister of Robert Sullivan of Revere and Paul Sullivan of New Bedford and cherished grandmother of Nicholas and Alexandria Vito.

Family and friends are invited to visit with her family today, Wednesday, from 4 to 8 p.m. at Vazza’s "Beechwood" Funeral Home, 262 Beach Street, Revere, to celebrate her life. Burial will be held at Woodlawn Cemetery, Thursday, March 10 at 11 a.m. For guestbook and directions.


Sarah Balmer

Revere resident

Sarah M Balmer of Revere died on March 2 at the Rosewood Nursing Home in Peabody with her dear friend Rische Fraser by her side after her most recent struggle with cancer. She was 78 years old.

She was born in Ayr, Scotland, the daughter of the late William T. and Annie L (Kenny) Balmer. She was predeceased by her former husband and her daughter, Kathyrn.

She left Scotland in her early twenties and lived in Canada for a short time. She then lived in California, Idaho, South Carolina and Florida. Following her close friend, Connie Fraser, to Massachusetts, she settled here first in Marblehead. Her last residence was the Jack Satter House in Revere. She loved living at the Jack Saqtter House and always said she wouldn’t leave for a million dollars. It was all due to her love of the sea.

Her family were her close friends living in Massachusetts who will miss her wit, strength and Scottish humor.

A memorial services will be held on Saturday, March 13, at 11 a.m. in St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, 24 St Peter St., Salem to be followed by a luncheon/tea. Burial will be private. Those who wish to make memorial contributions, should give to the charity of their choice. For online guest book or additional information, please call 978 744 0497 or visit


Linda Cirame

East Boston resident

Linda Cirame of East Boston died on March 5.

She was the beloved sister of Jackie Scarpa and her husband, Anthony, of East Boston , the late Dolly Screnci and her husband, Mickey Screnci, of East Boston and the late Salvatore Cirame and his wife, Emily Cirame, of Everett and is also survived by many loving nieces, nephews and cousins.

Funeral arrangements were by Vazza’s "Beechwood" Funeral Home, Revere. Burial was in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. For guestbook, please visit:


Margaret Crosby Daniel

Retired RN, Grew Up in Oldest House in North Revere

Margaret Crosby Daniels of Quincy and Orleans died peacefully in her home on March 5 surrounded by her loving family and dedicated caregivers. She was 100 years old.

An avid gardener, Mrs. Daniels found peace and solitude in her beautiful gardens surrounding the Cape Cod home she and her husband, George, built in the 1950’s overlooking Little Pleasant Bay. Together, they cultivated hybrid rhododendron varieties from seed. Her favorite rites of spring included attending the annual flower show in Boston and readying various seedlings for transplant to her Cape gardens.

She attended Vesper George School of Art and was a Registered Nurse who graduated from the School of Nursing at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital. Mrs. Daniels was an independent woman of many talents and skills. She was an exceptional cook who delighted in entertaining guests often with captivating stories of her childhood growing up in the oldest house in North Revere and summer visits to her parent’s family in Nova Scotia. Her endless interest in the activities of her family and friends was central to her joy in life. She will be remembered as a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother who touched many lives with her kindness and ready wit.

She was the beloved wife of the late George R. Daniels; loving mother of George W. Daniels of Pittsford, NY and Robert E. Daniels of Harvard, MA; sister of the late William Crosby; cherished grandmother of Scott Daniels, Esq. of New Hampshire, Ethan Daniels of California, Chad Daniels, Drew Daniels, and Brett Daniels, all of Harvard; great grandmother of Jasmine Daniels of California and Benjamin and Natalie Daniels, both of New Hampshire.

Funeral arrangements were by the Keohane Funeral Home, Quincy. Burial was in Riverside Cemetery, Saugus. Donations in her memory may be made to the Old Colony Hospice, 1 Credit Union Way, Randolph, MA 02368. See for online condolences.


George Valenti

East Boston resident

George S. Valenti died in East Boston on March 5.

He was the beloved husband of Annette J. "Netta" (Fucillo); brother of Helen DeSimone of Revere and the late Teresa Pelosi; brother-in-law of Linda "Emma" Hascall, Louise and her husband, Joseph Bruno, all of Revere and the late Carol Pagliuca, Margie Falsini, Edith and Carl Fucillo; uncle of William DeSimone, Carl Hascall, Joanne and her husband, Glenn Salza, Arthur Falsini, Carol Gill and Marianne Salza.

Funeral arrangements were by the Magrath Funeral Home, East Boston. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory to Sacred Heart Parish, 303 Paris St., East Boston, MA 02128 would be appreciated.


Rose Cimmino

Former proprietor of Rose’s Beauty Shoppe, East Boston

Rose C. (LoConte) Cimmino of Saugus, formerly of East Boston, died on March 3.

She was the former proprietor of Rose’s Beauty Shoppe, Putnam and Saratoga Streets, East Boston.

She was the loving mother of Therese "Cookie" Weikle and her husband, Dennis, of Lynnfield; dear sister of Mildred Mele and Lauretta Falzone, both of Revere, Angelo LoConte of Florida, Al LoConte of East Boston and the late Mary Iozzo, Josephine Aleo, John, Joseph and Matteo LoConte; cherished grandmother of Scott and Melissa Weikle of New Hampshire, Dina and Sergio Medeiros of Florida and great grandmother of Anthony and Alex Medeiros and Julia Rose Weikle 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.


Nancy Zagrobski

Of Revere, formerly of Salem

Nancy Marie Zagrobski, a 20 year resident of Revere, formerly of Salem, died unexpectedly on March 5 at a local hospital. She was 45 years old.

Born in Chelsea, the beloved daughter of Joseph Arthur Jr. and Cynthia N. (Lear) Zagrobski, she was a loving, caring and innocent person who will be deeply missed.

In adition to her parents, she is survived by her brother, Brian Joseph Zagrobski and his wife, Natasha McLaren of Salem; two nieces, Isabel Florence Zagrobski and Abigail Elaine Zagrobski; her aunts, Sophie Lockhard of St. Louis, Missouri and Marlene Lear of Danvers, several cousins including Debbie Discipio and her son, Christopher, Victor Salmon, Christine Salmon, Christopher Lear, Daniel Lear, Timothy Lear and many friends.

Funeral arrangements were by The O’Donnell Funeral Home, Salem. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery, Salem. Expressions of sympathy may be made in her memory to the Massachusetts Association for the Blind, Community Service, Develoment Office, 20 Ivy St., Brookline MA 02446. Online guest book at


Jerry Frattollilo

Of Revere, formerly of the North End

Jerry M. Frattollilo of Revere, formerly of the North End, died on March 4 at the Lawrence Memorial Hospital. He was 78 years old.

A US Army veteran of the Korean Conflict, he was a former employee of Sea Side Fisheries

He was the son of the late Ciriacco and Mary (Baldassaro) Frattollilo; beloved husband of Marie "Gerry" (Milano); the devoted father of Dorothy Capolupo of Revere, Linda Frattollilo-Mitchell and her husband, Douglas, of West Virginia formerly of Revere; loving grandfather of Michael C. Frattollilo, Douglas Mitchell, Jr., and Christian Capolupo; loving brother of the late Rose Defelice, Eileen and Angelina Frattollilo; dear brother-in-law of Sebastian C. Milano and his wife, Marie, of Wareham and is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, Revere. Entombment was in Woodlawn Mausoleum. In lieu of flowers, please make memorial donations to the American Heart Assoc. 20 Speen St, Framingham, MA 01701. For guest book, please visit


Mary Goras

Revere resident

Mary (Napolitano) Goras of Revere died on March 3. She was in her 96th year.

The beloved wife of the late John Goras, she was the loving mother of John Goras and his wife, Joan, of Connecticut; dear sister of Claire Cataldo of East Boston and the late Florence DeVito; cherished grandmother of Marie Vicek and her husband, Scott, and John E. Goras and is also survived by many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Funeral arrangements were by Vazza’s "Beechwood" Funeral Home, Revere. Burial was in St. Michael’s Cemetery. Boston. For guest book, please visit:


William Goldman

Of Saugus, formerly of Revere

William Goldman, originally from Chelsea, late of Saugus, formerly of Revere and W. Palm Beach, Florida died on March 5.

The beloved husband for 68 years of the late Frances (Segal), he was the devoted father of Michael and his wife, Eleanor Goldman, Bonita Cohen and her husband, Robert Kolker, and the late Don; loving brother of Ada Bornstein and five late siblings; cherished grandfather of five and great-grandfather of six.

Funeral arrangements were by the Stanetsky Memorial Chapel. Burial was at Sharon Memorial Park. Expressions of sympathy in his memory may be donated to the American Cancer Society 30 Speen St, Framingham, MA 01701.


Herbert Goodman

Of Plymouth, formerly of Revere

Herbert Goodman of Plymouth, formerly of Revere, died on March 2. He was 92 years old.

The beloved husband of 66 years of Harriette Goodman, he was born in Boston, attended Lowell schools and graduate from Lowell High School. He was a manager in a liquor store. His family describe him as someone who was great to have around the house and could "do anything with his hands". He was an incredible gardener of vegetables, flowers and fruits. He also built doll houses, made furniture, and enjoyed painting.

He was the devoted father of Nancy Schatz and her husband, the late Arthur, Laraine Dorfman and her husband , Gerald, and Richard Goodman and his wife, Pamela; the dear brother of Ruth Diamond and Bessie Benson; the loving grandfather of Lee Tallent, Rachel Webb, Jonathan Schatz, Christopher Goodman, Alex Dorfman and Victoria Goodman and loving great-grandfather of Briannah and Rebekah Webb.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Torf Funeral Chapel, Chelsea. Burial was in Everett. Contributions in his memory may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 311 Arsenal St., Watertown, MA 02472 or Asera Care Hospice, 41 Washington St., Wellesley, MA 02481. For online guestbook, please visit the funeral home website,


Paul Norton

Hull resident

Paul A. Norton of Hull, formerly of South Boston, died on March 1.

He was the beloved husband of the late Patricia A. (Burke) Norton; loving father of Paul and his wife, Donna, of Revere and John and his wife, Mary, of Beverly; cherished grandfather of Paul and Michael of Revere; dear brother of late Mark, Michael, Joseph and Thomas Norton; loving friend of Cathy, Katie, Melissa, Jacob and Sarah Condo, all of Hull.

Funeral arrangements were by The O’Brien Funeral Home, South Boston. Burial was in New Calvary Cemetery, Mattapan. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to The Boston Fisher House Foundation, PO Box 230, South Walpole, MA 02071 or


Clarence ‘Chick’ Sconsoni

A- List Baseball Lover

Clarence "Chick" Sconsoni died unexpectedly in Revere on March 2. He was in his 92nd year.

A US Air Force veteran of World War II, he was a surrogate dad, granddad and uncle to many children.

He was the husband of the late Coletta P. (Maffeo); devoted father of Richard J. Sconsoni and his wife, Maria, of Plaistow, NH, Michael J. Sconsoni and his wife, Marie, of Stoneham and Donna M. Belyea and her husband, David, of Wakefield; cherished grandfather of Jonathan M. Belyea and his wife, Jessica, and Adrienne M. Belyea, all of Wakefield, Nakita E., Nyssa K. and Kiana O. Sconsoni, all of Plaistow, NH and the late Jeffrey R. and Conner J. Sconsoni. He is also lovingly survived by his great grandson Benjamin D. Belyea and many dear nephews, nieces, grandnieces and grandnephews.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, Revere. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery. Because he was an A-list lover of baseball, his family asks, that in lieu of flowers, remembrances be made to the "Jimmy Fund", 10 Brookline Place West, Floor 6, Brookline, MA 02445-9924.

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