Obituaries 10-04-2010

Dorothy Spinazzola

Wife of Globe restaurant critic Anthony C. Spinazzola, active member of the community

Dorothy K. (Snell) Spinazzola of Tewksbury, formerly of Revere, died on October 9 following a brief illness. She was 85 years old.

She was the past co-owner of Spinazzola’s Family Restaurant of Framingham and Lady Chairman Emeritus of the Anthony Spinazzola Foundation (1986-2007), a founding member of the Revere League of Women Voters, graduate of Immaculate Conception High School, Class of 1943, and the Boston Memorial Hospital Nursing School.

The wife of the late Boston Globe Restaurant Critic, Anthony C. Spinazzola, she was the beloved mother of Christopher C. Spinazzola and his wife, Marjorie Clapprood, of Sharon, Elizabeth A. Caprio and her husband, Louis, of Miami, FL, David A. Spinazzola of Sharon, Toni E. Spinazzola and her husband, George Dixon, of Tewksbury and Stacie B. Prizio and her husband, Henry, of Revere; adored grandmother of Antony Smith of Revere, Eric Clapprood and his wife, Maile, Keli Fallon and her husband T.J., Keith, Kenneth and Danielle Caprio, Emily and Hailey Dixon and Stephen Prizio. She is also lovingly survived by her great grandchildren, Ashlyn and Jordan Clapprood, Conner, Cameron, Katie and Tia Fallon, Madelyn Caprio, her former son-in-law, Craig Smith of Revere and many nieces and nephews. She was the sister of the late Charles and Helen Snell and Frances Biggi and is also survived by special cousins, Ellen Fielding and James Cowhig, both of Revere, and the late Denis and John Cowhig, Anne Russo and Margaret McPike. She was the cherished sister-in-law of Meena Scoppettuolo and her husband, Anthony, of Wilmington, Mildred Oliva of Revere and the late Joseph, Christy and Al Spinazzola and Anna Mastracci.

Family and friends are invited to attend her funeral from the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Rt. 107), Revere, on Thursday, October 14 at 9:30 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in the Immaculate Conception Church, (corner of Beach Street and Winthrop Avenue) at 10:30 a.m. Visiting hours are today, Wednesday only, from 4 to 9 p.m. Burial will be in Holy Cross Cemetery.

Although her love of flowers is legendary, her love of children is paramount and because of that, the family requests that remembrances be made to the Grow Clinic at Boston Medical Center, 725 Mass Ave., (mezzanine), Boston, MA 02118.


Josephine Cappy

Of Peabody, formerly of East Boston

Josephine (Poto) Cappy of Peabody died on October 7 at the Jewish Rehabilitation Center in Swampscott. She was 90 years old.

Born, raised and educated in East Boston, she moved to Peabody where she has lived for the past 53 years since she married her late husband, Robert “Guido” Cappy.

She worked as an assembler at the former Huse Liberty Mira Company in Peabody for many years before retiring many years ago. She was proud of her Italian heritage, enjoyed cooking and baking Italian foods and playing Bingo as well.

She was the devoted daughter of the late James and Madeline (Charlone) Poto, loving mother of Robert Cappy of Harbor City, California and Janice Marcinkowski of Peabody, beloved grandmother of six grandchildren, Joseph Marcinkowski and his wife, Dawn, of Peabody, Gina (Markinkowski) and her husband, Michael, Murphy, of Dedham, Joshua Cappy of Bonney Lake, WA and Matthew, Danielle and Aaron Cappy, all of Harbor City, WA. She was the great grandmother of six, Ally Lussier, Cerina and Jake Marckinowski and Ty, Krista and Jenelle Murphy, sister-in-law of Salvatore and Eugene Caponigro, both of Revere, and is also survived by several nieces and nephews. She was the sister of the late John and Luis Poto, Phyllis Martignetti and Dolores Tentindo, and was the mother-in-law of the late Joseph Marcinkowski.

Funeral arrangements were by the Conway, Cahill-Brodeur Funeral Home, Peabody. Burial was in Puritan Lawn Memorial Park, Peabody. Expressions of sympathy can be sent to the Hospice of the North Shore, 75 Sylvan St., Suite B-102, Danvers, MA 01923. For on-line obituary, visit


Elisa Colon

Roslindale resident

Elisa (Garcia) Colon of Roslindale died on October 11. She was 78 years old.

Born February 8, 1932, she was the daughter of the late Albero Garcia and Margarita Roman, wife of the late Valeriano Colon, beloved mother of Luis Muniz and his wife, Joanne, of Dover, NH., Ruben Colon and wife, Francine, of Kennebunk, ME., Joanne Doren of Hyde Park, Patricia Colon of Revere, Elizabeth and husband Bruce Collins of Quincy, Christine Colon of Weymouth, Richard Colon and his wife, Rosario, of East Boston and the late Edward G. Colon; beloved grandmother of 19 grandchildren and three great grandchildren; sister of Arturo, Ralph, Vidal, Asuncion, Rosa, and Belen.

Her Funeral will be held on Thursday, October 14 at 9 a.m. from the Joseph Russo Funeral Home, 814 American Legion Hwy. (nr Cummins Hwy) Roslindale followed by a Funeral Mass in Sacred Heart Church, Roslindale at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Visiting hours are today, Wednesday, from 4 to 8 p.m. Burial will be in St. Michael Cemetery, Roslindale, For directions and Guest Book:


Dennis Bishop

Computer programmer

Dennis A. Bishop of Winthrop died at the Brigham & Women’s Hospital, Boston on October 4. He was 64 years old.

Born in Everett, the son of the late Reta (Joyce) and Kenneth A. Bishop, he lived in Revere prior to moving to Winthrop 20 years ago. He was a US Navy veteran of the Vietnam War and a computer programmer by profession.

He was the husband of the late Evelyn (Homer), the father of Cheri Bishop, Carol Jenkins, Deborah Eaton and Dennis Bishop, all of Lynn, and brother of Joyce Bishop of Winthrop and Kenneth Bishop of Wilmington. He is also survived by 10 grandchildren.

Relatives and friends are invited to a Memorial Service to be conducted in the Caggiano Funeral Home, 147 Winthrop St., Winthrop on Friday, October 15 at 10 a.m. For directions and online condolences go to www.caggianofuneralhome.


Alfred Stein

Of Revere, formerly of Chelsea

Alfred Stein of Revere, formerly of Chelsea, died on October 9. He was 87 years old.

Born in Chelsea, he attended Chelsea schools and has been a resident of Revere for more than 50 years. He worked as a distributer for the National Screen Service Corporation for many years and also enjoyed his time at Wonderland Park and the Suffolk Downs Track.

He was the loving son of the late Harry and Ruth Stein; the dear brother of the late Betty Bernbaum; the loving uncle of Mark Bernbaum and his late wife, Mary, and Rick Bernbaum and his wife, Elayne. He was the devoted great uncle to Lauren Bernbaum, and Michele Bernbaum.

Graveside services were held at the Beth Israel Cemetery, Everett with arrangements by Torf Funeral Service of Chelsea. Donations in his memory may be made to a charity of your choice. For online guestbook please visit the Funeral Home website:


Louise Martin

Melrose resident

Louise M. (Connelly) Martin of Melrose died on October 6.

She was the beloved wife of the late John P. Martin; devoted mother of Peggy Trainor and her late husband, Paul, of Melrose, Joseph I. Martin and his wife, Rosamond, of Beverly and John P. Martin Jr. and his wife, Paula, of Revere; cherished grandmother of Meredith L. Hession and her husband, Brian, of Tewksbury, Paul F. Trainor III of Maine, SGT John Martin Trainor USMC of North Carolina, Brian J. Trainor of Wakefield, Joseph Patrick, Anne Louise and Francis William Martin, all of Beverly; great grandmother of Casey Trainor; sister of the late Louis and Maureen Connelly, William and Myrt Connelly, Mary and Ed Hoffman and Betty Bouvier and also survived by two brothers-in-law, Rev. Joseph I. Martin of Boston and Cliff Bouvier of Ipswich and many nieces, nephews and close friends.

Funeral arrangements were by the Gately Funeral Home, Melrose. Burial was in Holy Cross Cemetery in Malden. In lieu of flowers, contributions to the Society of St. James the Apostle, 24 Clark Street, Boston, MA 02109-1127 would be appreciated. For obituary or to sign guestbook,


Dennis Taft

Resident of Franklin, NH

Dennis Taft of Franklin, NH died by accident on October 9.

He was the cherished son of Lisa Iannone and Dennis “Apples” Taft and his wife, Toni (Sabla) Taft, all of New Hampshire; loving brother of Dereck, Deanna and Jake Taft and Donald “Little Apples” Falzarone; uncle of Jason David Taft; grandson of Joan (Sardina) Iannone of Revere and the late Pasquale “Patsy” Iannone; nephew of Michael Stephen an the late David Iannone.

His Funeral will be held from Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, 262 Beach Street, Revere, Friday morning at 10 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Anthony’s Church, Revere at 11 a.m. Family and friends may visit Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m. Burial will be in Winthrop Cemetery, Winthrop. For directions and guest book,


Robert Scaramozza

Lifelong East Boston resident

Robert A. “Rob” Scaramozza, a life long resident of East Boston, died on October 6 after a long and courageous battle with Kidney Disease. He was 50 years old.

An employee of the National Fire Protection Association of Quincy, he was the loving son of the late Guido and Concetta (DelTufo) Scaramozza; dear brother of Janet of Merrimack, N.H., Carolyn, Rita and Joseph, all of Revere, Annette and Richard of East Boston. He is also survived by his cherished in-laws and nieces and nephews.

In accordance with the wishes of his family, funeral services and burial were private. To honor his memory, memorial donations may be made to the National Kidney Foundation , ( The Scaramozza family would like to thank North Shore Dialysis, Dr. Xerras, Dr.Gimble and the MGH for their diligent and focused efforts throughout his battle in treating the complications from this crippling disease. For more information or to send an online condolence:


Mary Stacey

Florida resident

Mary E. (Rooney) Stacey died in Clearwater, Florida after an acute illness. She was 87 years old.

She was born in Norwood and lived for many years in the Point of Pines neighborhood of Revere where she raised her children. She moved to Clearwater more than 20 years ago after the death of her husband, George Stacey. Mrs. Stacey loved to cook, travel, discuss politics, and read anything and everything related to finance. Each summer she looked forward to an extended vacation visiting her family in Massachusetts and New Hampshire and spending time on Cape Cod. She dealt with her many chronic health issues with great strength and courage and was an inspiration to all who had the pleasure to know her.

She leaves two daughters, three step-daughters, many grandchildren and great-grandchildren and her sisters, brothers, nieces and nephews. The family would like to thank the wonderful nurses, doctors, and entire staff of Morton Plant Hospital in Clearwater for their support and care that allowed her to die peacefully surrounded by family in her last days. No local services will be held.


Judith McCarthy

Revere resident

Judith A. McCarthy of Revere, formerly of Medford, died on October 4.

The beloved daughter of Josephine M. (Short) McCarthy of Medford and the late John A. McCarthy, she was the sister of Janice Comeau of Mashpee, Joyce Drolet of Bonita Springs, FL, June McCarthy of Chelsea, Jean Acquadro of Wellesley, Jacqueline Lajoie of Arlington and John and Joseph McCarthy of Medford. She is also survived by several nieces and nephews.

Private funeral arrangements were by Breslin Funeral Home of Malden.


Andrew Badamo

Of Revere, formerly of East Boston

Andrew Badamo of Revere, formerly of East Boston, died on September 23.

He was the cherished son of the late Anthony and Josephine (Pollino) Badamo; dear friend of Marion Zirpolo and family.

He was laid to rest in the family plot with his mother and father at Holy Cross Cemetery in Malden. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, Revere.


Mary Spagnoli

Revere resident

Mary I. (Marcucci) Spagnoli of Revere, formerly of Cambridge, died on October 4.

She was the beloved wife of Rinaldo J. Spagnoli with whom she shared 49 years of marriage; loving mother of John Dominic Spagnoli and his wife, Yvonne, of Billerica, Stephen Spagnoli and his wife, Katherine, of Burlington and Lisa Bowen and her husband, Mikael, of Chelmsford; dear sister of Gilda Solemino of Beverly and the late Josephine Rana, Helen Carbone, Rose Lacatiglia and Benjamin Marcucci; cherished grandmother of Marissa, Ryan, and Eric Spagnoli.

Funeral arrangements were by Vazza’s Funeral Homes. For on line guestbook


Erin Rebecca DeRosa

Of East Boston, formerly of Lynnfield

Erin Rebecca DeRosa of Boston, formerly of Lynnfield, died on October 6 after a long and courageous battle with breast cancer.

She was the daughter of Arthur R. and Gail (Carleton) DeRosa; sister of Stacey A. MacDonald and husband, James E., of Dover, NH, Paige S. DeRosa-Walsh and husband, William, of Haverhill, Keith A. DeRosa of Revere, and Megan R.A. Croce and husband, Brian, of Conway, NH; aunt of Lindsay R. MacDonald, Jared M. Hillis, Benjamin Croce, Robin Croce, and Madison Walsh and is also survived by her dear cousins, Daniel, Heather, Ally and Nick Daglio.

Funeral arrangements were by the McDonald Funeral Home, Wakefield. Contributions may be made to the Ellie Fund, 475 Hillside Ave., Needham, MA 02494, or to All Care Hospice, 16 City Hall Sq., Lynn, MA 01901, or Northeast Animal Shelter, 347 Highland Ave., Salem, MA 01970. For obit/and guestbook:


Paul Kincaid III

Revere resident

Paul E. Kincaid III of Revere died on October 6.

He was the father of Kerri Brown and her husband, Douglas, of Haverhill and the late Kevin Kincaid; brother of Karen Malio of Revere and Deborah Freas of Wellsley. He is also survived by three granddaughters; Emily, Courtney and Abigail.

Funeral arrangements were by the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons – Bruno Funeral Home, Revere. For guestbook, visit


Edward Nelson Jr.

Of New Hampshire, formerly of Revere

Edward C. Nelson Jr. of Wolfboro, NH, formerly of Revere, died at home with his family by his side on October 1. He was 84 years old.

Born in Chelsea on October 6, 1925, the son of Edward C. Sr. and Theresa (Healy) Nelson, he grew up in Chelsea and lived most of his life in Revere before moving to Wolfboro three years ago after summering there for more than 50 years.

He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother and uncle who served his country in the US Navy and worked for the Whitmor Company as a foreman, retiring after 50 years. An avid Boston sports fan, he loved fishing on Lake Wentworth and enjoying cookouts and celebrations on his family beach.

He was the father of the late Buddy Nelson and brother in law of the late Alta Nelson. He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Kathryn (Barry) Nelson of Wolfboro, his son Jimma Nelson of Revere, daughter, Kathy Nelson Salt and her husband, Pat, of Colorado Springs, CO, his brother Roy Nelson of Topsfield, his sister Mary McFayden and her husband, Edward, of Lynnfield. He is also survived by his daughter in law Janice Nelson of Revere, his nephews, John Nelson and his wife, Emily and Sandy McFayden and his wife, Bozina, and his nieces, Mariellen (McFayden) Mulligan, Janet (McFayden) Ruggerio and her husband, Louis Ruggerio. He was the proud grandfather of Jeff Nelson, Jamie Nelson and his wife, Lauren, Jennifer Ivester and her husband, Jake, Jonathan Nelson, Brent Salt, Ryan Salt and the great grandfather of Alana Nelson, Brady Nelson and Dylan Ivester.

A Celebration of his Life will be held at the Wolfboro Inn, 90 North Main St., Wolfboro, NH from 3 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, October 16. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Association, NH-VY Affiliate, 2 Wall St. #104, Manchester, NH 03101. The Baker-Gagne Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Wolfeboro is handling arrangements. To sign his online guest book go to:


Barbara Russo

Revere resident

Barbara A. (Tonelli) Russo died after a brief illness in Revere on October 6. She was 70 years old.

She was the wife of the late Charles R. Russo; devoted mother of Laura A. Gagliardi and her husband, Joseph A. Gagliardi Sr., of Weston and Nancy L. LaCivita and her husband, Angelo, of Revere; cherished grandmother of Joseph A. Gagliardi Jr. and Vanessa M. Gagliardi, both of Weston, and Ava M. LaCivita of Revere; dear sister of Neil R. Tonelli Jr. and his wife, Georgianna of Clifton Park, NY and Thomas C. Tonelli and his wife, Cathy, of Revere and is also lovingly survived by several nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, Revere. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett.


Harrison Joseph Fisher Jr.

North Carolina resident

Harrison Joseph Fisher Jr., died on June 11 at the Bob & Carolyn Tucker Hospice House In Concord, North Carolina.

He is survived by his wife, Diane G. Fisher ; his father, Harrison J Fisher Sr. of Revere; his sister, Linda of Revere; his brother, Anthony; his stepchildren Melinda Geiger and Rob Bogan Jr. and his two stepgrand children.He was the son of the late Helen Fisher.

A memorial service was held on June 25 at Kerr Memorial Baptist Church with Pastor J. Bradford Jones officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to ALS Jim “Catfish” Hunter Chapter, 120 Penmare Drive, Suite 101, Raleigh, NC 27603. Condolences may be left at


Mark Hurley

Of Melrose, formerly of East Boston

Mark H. Hurley of Melrose, formerly of East Boston, died on October 7.

He was the loving son of the late Sylvester and Blanche (Auclair) Hurley; dear brother of John of Florida, Maurice of East Boston, Francis of Revere, Patrick of New Hampshire, James of Maine and the late Thomas and is also survived by many cherished nieces and nephews.

A celebration of his life will be held on Saturday, October 16 in the Chapel of the Ruggiero Mazzarella Memorial Home, 971 Saratoga Street (Orient Heights) East Boston. Family and friends can share stories and memories of his life from 2 to 4 p.m. For more information or to send his family an online condolence, please visit:


Philip Marotta

Of Medford, formerly of East Boston

Philip P. Marotta of Medford, formerly of East Boston, died on October 6.

A US Air Force veteran of World War II, he was the beloved husband of Frances (Vaccaro) Marotta; devoted father of Frank Marotta and his wife, Carolyn, of North Hampton, Philip Marotta Jr. of Revere, Paul Marotta of Arlington and Robert Marotta of Medford; loving grandfather of Philip and Perry Marotta; brother of the late Frank Marotta. He also leaves several nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Dello Russo Funeral Home, Medford. In lieu of flowers, donations in his name may be sent to St. Michael’s Chapel, 91 Crest Ave. Chelsea MA. 02150. Burial was at Oak Grove Cemetery, Medford. For obituary and guestbook

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