Obituaries 07-07-2010

Reynold Vitale

Former Owner of Reynold A. Vitale Complete Printing Services

Reynold A. Vitale of Revere died on July 1. He was 66 years old.

Born, raised and a life long resident of Revere, he was a 1961 graduate of Revere High School. He trained in the printing business at the Boston Herald and later opened his own business, "Reynold A. Vitale Complete Printing Services of Revere" which he ran for more than 20 years. He was also a member and officer of the Revere Auxiliary Police and a former member of the Franklin Typographical Society.

The son of the late Henry L. and Louise M. (Zolla) Vitale, he was the devoted father of Glenn E. of Malden and Eric J. Vitale and his wife, Deborah, of Londonderry, NH; cherished grandfather of Theodore J. and Emily "Kate" Vitale, Michael G. and Kevin J. Pementel, all of Londonderry, NH; dear brother of Annette M. Thompson and her husband, Bernard, of Cape Coral, FL, Henry F. Vitale and his late wife, Connie, of East Boston, Russell E. Vitale and his companion, Beverly Rogers, and Elaine L. Bougiouris and her husband, Kyriacos E., all of Revere. He is also lovingly survived by his former wife, Linda A. (Killion) Vitale and his former mother-in-law, Helen Killion, both of Malden, and his dear friend, Robin Reed, of Everett and by several nieces and nephews.

Family and friends are invited to attend the funeral from the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway, (Rt. 107), Revere on Thursday, July 8 at 9 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Anthony of Padua Church, Revere at 10 a.m. Visiting hours are today, Wednesday only, from 5 to 9 p.m. Private burial will be in Holy Cross Cemetery. In lieu of flowers remembrances may be made to the Dana Farber Cancer Institute – Division of Development & the Jimmy Fund, 10 Brookline Pl. West, Brookline, MA 02445-9924.


Helen Kenney

East Boston resident

Helen G. (Cardoza) Kenney of East Boston died on July 3.

She was the beloved wife of the late William A. Kenney; mother of James Bethel of New Hampshire, Richard Bethel of Florida and Helen Mercadante of Texas; sister of Rosalie Cioffi of Revere, Arthur of East Boston, Francis of New Hampshire and the late Richard and Ferdinand Cardoza; grandmother of Christopher and Roseann Bethel. She is also survived by six great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

Visiting hours in the Magrath Funeral Home, 325 Chelsea St [at Day Sq] East Boston will be Thursday from 3 to 7 p.m. Relatives and friends are invited. Please omit flowers.


Arthur "Q-Ball" Kennedy

East Boston resident

Arthur C. "Q-Ball" Kennedy of East Boston died recently.

A US Army veteran of World War II, First Infantry Division,, he was a past member of the DAV Chapter 44 and American Legion Post 56.

He was the beloved husband of more than 58 years to Agnes N (Costa) Kennedy; devoted father of Janet Kennedy Sampson of Revere, Nancy Shea of Georgetown, Carol Kennedy-Merrill and John C Kennedy, both of East Boston, and the late David Kennedy; dear brother of the late John Kennedy, Mary Robinson, Evelyn Hallahan, Doris Tebbetts, Eleanor Preble and Francis Kennedy; cherished grandfather of Julian, Erica and Kathryn Shea, Lauren,Christine and Bridget Barisano and Courtney Kennedy; adored great grandfather of Anthony Nastari and M. Ronin Espinal. He is also survived by his many loving nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to a Mass of Christian Burial in Celebration of Mr. Kennedy’s Life in St Joseph-St Lazarus Church, 59 Ashley St., East Boston today, Wednesday, July 7 at 11 a.m. Burial will be in Holy Cross Cemetery. In accordance with his wishes, visiting hours are respectfully omitted. For more information or to send an online condolence, please visit: Arrangements are under the direction of the Ruggiero Mazzarella Memorial Home.


Joseph Janiak Jr.

Mass Industrial Hardware Supply retiree

Joseph J. Janiak Jr. of Revere, formerly of Chelsea, died on July 1. He was 78 years old.

Born and raised in Chelsea, he moved to Revere in 1965. He served in the US Army from November of 1952 until November of 1954 during the Korean Conflict. As a young man he worked for the Maverick Mills in East Boston and later took a driver’s position with the Mass. Industrial Hardware Supply of Chelsea becoming their "Lead Driver" for almost 20 years.

He was the beloved husband of 46 years of Celia A. (Corso); devoted father of Kimberly A. Silveria and Roy Olszewski and cherished grandfather of Alyssa N. Silveria, all of Revere; dear brother of Josephine Lyons of Coulter, PA, Walter Janiak of Chelsea, and the late Stanley Janiak. He is also lovingly survived by many nieces and nephews.

Family and friends are invited to attend the funeral from the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Route 107), Revere today, Wednesday, July 7 at 9:30 a.m., followed by a Funeral Mass in the Immaculate Conception Church, Revere, at 10:30 a.m. Burial will be in Holy Cross Cemetery.


Tina Marie Salvitti

Watertown resident

Tina Marie Salvitti of Watertown died suddenly on July 1.

She was the beloved daughter of Georgina (Forgione) and the late Amelio Salvitti; sister of Nina Nadeau and her companion, Dave Geary, of Belmont, Joanne Salvitti of Arlington and Georgio Salvitti of Revere; aunt of Naureen, Peter and his wife, Annie, and Michelle Nadeau and longtime companion of Jim Stewart.

Her Funeral will be held from The DeVito Funeral Home, 761 Mt. Auburn St., Watertown today, Wednesday at 9 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass at 10 a.m. in the Sacred Heart Church, Watertown. Burial will be in Mt. Auburn Cemetery.


William Daigle

Revere resident

William D. Daigle of Revere died on July 1.

A Korean War veteran, he was the beloved husband of Dolores (DiRuzza) Daigle, the devoted father of William Jr. and his wife, Florence, of Revere and Denise Robichaud of Danvers. He is also survived by two loving grandchildren, Timothy and Michael, and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, Revere. Burial was in Holy Cross Cemetery. Donations can be made to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, 495 Old Connecticut Path, Suite 220, Framingham, MA 01701. For guestbook:


Mary Campano

Of Middleton, formerly of Charlestown

Mary (Grasso) Campano, a longtime resident of Middleton, formerly of Revere, Saugus and Charlestown, died on July 1 at the Cedar Glen Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Danvers. She was 94 years old.

Born in Charlestown, she was the daughter of the late Anelio and Maria (Murano) Grasso. She was raised and educated in Charlestown and was a graduate of Charlestown High School. She was a loving wife and mother providing the best home possible for her family. She was a woman who always had a smile on her face and a deep love of her family. She enjoyed hosting holiday gatherings and cooking tremendous meals, had a wonderful sense of humor whether it was cheating at cards with her grandchildren, crocheting a gift or extending a helping hand, she always exuded optimism and joyfulness. She will be deeply missed.

She was the beloved wife of the late Joseph Campano and is survived by her daughter, MaryAnn Carbone of Middleton, her sons, Joseph Campano and his wife, Phyllis, of Linwood, N.J. and Anthony Campano and his wife, Mary, of Pepperell, 17 grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren and one great great granddaughter, her brother, Jerry Dante and his wife, Barbara, of Austin, TX and many nieces and nephews. She was also the mother-in-law of the late Robert Carbone and sister of the late Rose Barry, Tony and John Grasso and Thomas O’Brien.

Her funeral will be held in the Peterson-O’Donnell Funeral Home, 167 Maple St., (Rte 62) Danvers, today, Wednesday, at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends invited. Burial will be in Oakdale Cemtery, Middleton. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made in her memory to the Alzheimer’s Association , 311 Arsenal St., Watertown, MA 02472 or to the North Shore Pace Program/Spectrum, 37 Friend St., Lynn, MA 01902. On line guestbook at


Mary Santaniello

Saugus resident

Mary (Carpenito) Santaniello of Saugus died on June 30.

She was the wife of the late Frank Santaniello; loving mother of Maria Cobb of Revere, Frances Paolucci of Medford, Frank Santaniello and his wife, Kathy, of Nashua, NH, Annette Zaccardo and her husband, Jerry, of Peabody, Susan Colella and her husband, Louis, of Saugus; sister of Alfred Carpenito of Medford, Alice Pagliuca and Ernest Carpenito, both of the North End; grandmother of nine and great grandmother of seven. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews. She was the sister of the late John, Phil, George, Carmen, Julia and Louise.

Funeral arrangements were by the Bisbee-Porcella Funeral Home, Saugus. Entombment was in Woodlawn Mausoleum, Everett. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to Hallmark Health Visiting Nurse & Hospice, Inc., 178 Savin St., Malden, MA 02148. For condolences, please visit:


Grace Mangiafico

East Boston and Chelsea resident

Grace R. (Ciampa) Mangiafico of East Boston and Chelsea died on June 23.

She was the beloved wife of the late Sibby-Nano Mangiafico with whom she shared 58 years of marriage; loving mother of Maria Mangiafico of East Boston, Richard "Rickey" Mangiafico of Medford and the late Paul Mangiafico; dear sister of Theresa Brutza of Medford, Joseph and Carmine Ciampa of East Boston, James of Revere and the late Caroline DiBiase, John, Ralph and Fred Ciampa; cherished grandmother of Seven, Richard and Jamie Siraco, Tiffany Mangiafico and great grandmother of Ava Grace Siraco; fond aunt of many nieces and nephews.

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


Thomas Alfieri

Wakefield resident

Thomas L. Alfieri of Wakefield, formerly of East Boston, died by accident on June 27.

A graduate of Wakefield High School, Class of 2004, he was involved with playing Soccer, Basketball, Baseball, Fishing and Snowboarding.

The cherished son of Thomas L. and Diane (Krzywicki) Alfieri of Wakefield, he was the loving grandson of Ann (Toczylowski) Krzywicki of Wakefield and the late Stanley Krzywicki and the late Thomas and Rose (Emma) Alfieri; nephew of Patricia Bryant and her husband, Raymond, of Ashburnham, Mark Krzywicki and his wife, Tricia, of Rhode Island and the late Richard Buzun and his wife, Joanne Buzun, of Georgia and many cousins.

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

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