Obituaries 02-03-2011

Robert Bennett

Retired Postal Employee, veteran of three wars, member of many organizations

Robert Edwin Bennett, a long time resident of Revere and Chelsea, died unexpectedly on January 29 in his Chelsea home. He was 83 years old.

Born in Chelsea, his family lived in Revere until 1973 when he moved back to Chelsea.  He entered the US Navy in 1945 and retired from the service in February of 1975. “Bobby” was a veteran of World War II, the Korean Conflict and the Vietnam War. After discharge from the service, he began a career with the US Postal service from 1980 until he retired in 1992 as a senior clerk at the South Postal Annex . He was a member of the American Legion Post 61, VFW Post 6712 of Beachmont, the Chelsea Merritt Club, the Revere Loyal Order of Moose and a life member of the South Boston DAV. He was a graduate of Revere High School, Class of 1945.

He was the son of the late Walter J. and Stella M. (Marchand) Bennett; the devoted brother of Ronald F. Bennett and his wife, Florence, of Saugus; the cherished uncle of Gary W. Bennett of Lynn and Saugus Patrolman Paul R. Bennett of Saugus.

Visiting hours at the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Route 107) Revere will be on Friday, February 4 frm 4 to 7 p.m. A funeral service will follow the visitation in the funeral home at 7:15 p.m. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, 60 Walnut St., Wellesley Hills, MA 02481. Private burial will be at Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett.

Eleanor Alongi

Of Maine, formerly of Revere

Eleanor Rita (Carangelo) Alongi of Saco, Maine died peacefully in the presence of her loving family on January 29. She was 93 years old.

She was born one of 13 children to Ferdinand and Philomena Carangelo in Boston’s North End on August 28, 1917. She married the late Joseph Aiello, resided in Revere for many years and owned and operated a beauty salon in Everett. After retirement, she married Sebastian Alongi and lived in York Beach, Maine and Ft. Myers, Florida.

She is survived by three children and a step-daughter: Lawrence Aiello and his wife, Patricia, of Andover, Frederic Aiello and his wife, Margaret, of Turner, Maine; Jo-Ann Pack and her husband, Frank, of Kennebunk, Maine; and Lucille Alongi and her husband, Rudy, of Gardena, California. She is also survived by 11 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

A memorial celebration of her life will be held in the spring and announced at a later date. Arrangements are by Cote Funeral Home, Saco. Those wishing to send a private condolence to the family should go to In lieu of flowers, the family requests expressions of sympathy be made to the Muscular Dystrophy Association,

Dorothy Bocchetti

Georgetown resident

Dorothy Irene Bocchetti of Georgetown died on January 30. She was 79 years old.

She was the wife of the late Orlando James Bocchetti; devoted mother of Diane Anzalone and her husband, Robert, of Peabody, Tricia Howell and her husband, Richard, of Georgetown and Louise Bocchetti of Salem; beloved grandmother (Gigi) to Dina Mangano, James Bocchetti, Michael Odierno and Ruben Bocchetti; great grandmother to Max, Joseph, Anabella and Nico Mangano, Angelo, Zoe and Bianca Bocchetti, Michael and Ariana Odierno,  Vincenzo Bocchetti and Zachary and Arianna Diecidue.  She also leaves her siblings: Edward Bednarek of New Jersey, Dan Bednarek and Carol Odierno, both of New Hampshire, the late Thomas Bednarek, and many nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held at the New Life Community Church , 186 East Main Street, Georgetown on Saturday, February 5 at 11 a.m.   Everyone is welcome to attend.

Private burial will be at the Veteran’s Memorial Cemetery in Bourne with her veteran husband Orlando Bocchetti.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the family, care of Tricia and Richard Howell. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Merton E. Roberts Jr. and Conte Funeral Home, 14 Pleasant St. Georgetown, MA 01833. To leave on-line condolences  please visit

Phillip Condella

Of Pennsylvania, formerly of Revere

Phillip Steven Condella of Scranton, PA. formerly of Revere, died January 21 after a  courageous three year battle with cancer._

He was the son of the late Steven and Ustania  _Condella and the father of the late Phillip Jr. He is survived by three sons, Michael of Revere and Bruce  and  Brian of New Jersey; three brothers, Frank and Steven of Pennsylvania, Joseph of Kansas City; his sister, Bernice, of Pennsylvania and his former wife, Linda, of Revere.

He will be greatly missed by his entire family. Private services were held in Jamaica Plain.

Richard Caruso

Of Boston, formerly of Revere

Richard G. Caruso of Boston, formerly of Revere, died on January 29.

He was the son of the late Americo and Fiilippa (Milano) Caruso; brother of Grace Donovan of Peabody, Evelyn Soares of Bermuda and the late Anthony Caruso; brother in law of Rita (Sheppard) Caruso of Ogunquit, ME; beloved uncle of many nieces and nephews and is also survived by a vast extended family of close friends.

His Funeral will be held from the Beals-Geake-Magliozzi Funeral Home, 29 Governors Avenue, Medford, today, Wednesday, at 8:45 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated in St. Anthony of Padua Church, 250 Revere Street, Revere, at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend. Burial will be in St. Michael Cemetery, Boston. If desired, memorial contributions in his honor may be made to Mass. General Hospital Cancer Research c/o MGH Development Office 165 Cambridge St. Suite 600, Boston, Ma 02114 or at For additional information, please visit,

Marie Brown

Long Time Jack Satter House Secretary-Receptionist

Marie E. (Harrigan) Brown, former long time Revere resident, died unexpectedly after being stricken at her Lynn home and rushed to Union Hospital on January 28. She was 81 years old.

Born in Long Island, New York, she came to live in the Oak Island section of Revere as a young girl and moved to Lynn in 196. For many years, she was a secretary-receptionist for the “Jack Satter House” for seniors on Revere Beach Boulevard where she was a popular personality as she was a ”friend’ an extended family member to many of the residents.

She was the wife of the late Joseph B. Brown who died in February of 1983; devoted mother of James L. Brown and his wife, Margaret M., Paul A. Brown and his significant other, Karen Miller, Betty A. Ramsdell and her husband, Kenneth L., all of Lynn and the late Dennis W. Brown; cherished grandmother of Kenneth L. Ramsdell, Jr. and his wife, Mari, of Manchester, NH, Edward C. Ramsdell of Raymond, NH, Dawn Ball and her husband, Derek, of North Reading, Jaythomas Brown and his wife, Cathleen, of North Andover, Dennis B. Brown, U.S.N. of Groton, CT, Rikkile M. Brown of Lynn and the late Jason K. Brown. She is also lovingly survived by seven great grandchildren and one great great grandson.

Funeral arrangements were by the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, Revere. Burial was in Puritan Lawn Memorial Cemetery, West Peabody. In lieu of flowers remembrances may be made to My Brothers Table, 98 Willow St., Lynn, MA 01905.

Rose Aulino

Worked at Almy’s

Rose M. (Belmonte) Aulino, a lifelong resident of Revere, died on January 29. She was 92 years old.

A former Almy’s employee, she was the beloved wife of Alphonse; devoted mother of John F. “Jack”; dear sister of Frances Lepore, Ann “Babe” Camiolo, Joseph Belmonte Sr., and the late Nicholas Belmonte, Carmella Mazzullo, Angelo “Dobin” Belmonte and Janet Cuccio and is also survived by her loving granddaughters; Jacquelyn, Erica and Alexandra Aulino and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, Revere.  Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery. For guestbook visit

Daniel Giuliotti

East Boston resident

Daniel Giuliotti of East Boston died suddenly on January 26. He was 50 years old.

He was the loving son of Louise Shotwell and her husband, William, of Medford and the late Daniel J Giuliotti; devoted brother of Teri Stockton and her husband, Ronald, of Winthrop, Sharon Bartley and her husband, Richard, of Danbury CT, Thomas and his companion, Kate Berry, of Methuen; cherished nephew of Joseph Giuliotti of Revere, Marilyn Morrissey of Peabody, Ann Teta of Winthrop and the late Andrew and Mary Giuliotti; adored uncle to Ryan,Tori and Holly.

Funeral arrangements were by the Ruggiero  Mazzarella Memorial Home, (Orient Heights) East Boston. He was laid to rest with his dad in Holy Cross Cemetery. In lieu of flowers and in honor of his life, memorial donations may be made to Shriners Hospital for Children, 51 Blossom St. Boston 02114. For more information or to send an online condolence:

Ida Cerbone

Retired Registered Nurse

Ida (Fortini) Cerboni of Revere died on January 27 after a brief illness.  She was 93 years old.

A lifelong Revere resident, she was a Registered Nurse working in many area hospitals including, Revere Memorial and Grover Manor Hospitals as well the Revere Public Schools. She was a member of the Patriots Senior Citizens and Central Senior Center.

She was the beloved wife of the late Vincent Cerbone; devoted mother of Dianna Sullivan and her husband, George, of Peabody and Roseann Innes and her husband, Jack, of Ipswich; beloved sister of Edwin Fortini of Florida and the late Arthur Fortini. She is also survived by five loving grandchildren and nine loving great grandchildren.

Funeral arrangements were by the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons -Bruno Funeral Home, Revere. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery.  For guestbook visit

Carol Kane

Retired Revere teacher

Carol A. (Zaccone) Kane of Salem, formerly of Swampscott and Revere, died January 27 after a gallant four year battle with Scleroderma.

Mrs. Kane taught with love and distinction for 40 years in the Revere School System. Her dedication to her students and to her classroom was the hallmark of her spirit.

She was the beloved wife of the late Walter and mother of Dina LeDuke and her husband, Brian, of Oakham. She is also survived  by her brother Peter Zaccone of Danvers and loving partner James Evans of Winthrop. She also leaves many aunts, uncles and cousins.

In her honor and in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Scleroderma Foundation, 462 Boston St., Suite 1-1 Topsfield, MA  01983 to help Carol continue this fight against a devastating disease. Funeral arrangements were by the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. For guestbook please visit

Joseph Guelpa

Somerville resident

Joseph F. Guelpa of Somerville died on January 25.

He was the beloved husband of Sandra (Greeke) Guelpa and loving father of Paula and her husband, Patrick Thistle of Everett, Christine Guelpa of Somerville and Lisa Guelpa of Revere; devoted grandfather of Emily and Victoria Thistle and Zachary Joseph Guelpa. He is also survived by several loving cousins.

Funeral arrangements were by the Cincotti Funeral Home, Medford. Burial was at Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to the VNA Care Network & Hospice, 120 Thomas St., Worcester, MA 01608.

Charles Ondo

Saugus resident

Charles A. Ondo of Saugus died on January 25.

Born and raised in Ohio, he was the son of the late John and Katherine (Olenik) Ondo. He worked as a crew scheduler for TWA from 1964 to1974 and as a travel agent for Travalot of Winthrop. A U.S. Navy Korean War veteran, Mr. Ondo was a past member of the American Legion in Palmer, OH and the VFW DeFranzo Post 2346 in Saugus.

He was the loving husband of Karen (Page) Ondo of Saugus and the late Angelina (D’Agresta) Ondo; beloved step-father of Annette Leonard-Zupan of Wakefield and Susan Kreis and her husband, Joseph, of Saugus; cherished grandfather of Trevor Zupan, Vanessa and Hunter Kreis; dear brother of John Ondo of California, Christine Stephanoff of Ohio and the late Catherine Lucco.

Funeral arrangements were by the Bisbee-Porcella Funeral Home, Saugus. Burial was in Holy Cross Cemetery in Malden. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to Boston Bruins Charitable Foundation, 100 Legends Way, Boston, MA 02114. For obit:

William Sinclair IV

Revere resident

William J. Sinclair, IV of Revere died on January 21.

He was the loving father of William M. Sinclair; devoted son of Joan M. (Sarno) Sinclair and William Sinclair III, all of Revere; loving brother of Desiree S. and her husband, Richard Sica, of Malden; loving grandson of Henry and Lorraine (Lauretano) Sarno of Revere and nephew of Lydia Paoletta and Lorraine Sarno, cousin of Kristopher Sarno and Bianca Paoletta.

Funeral arrangements were by the Cincotti Funeral Home, Medford.

Isabel Ferry

Revere resident

Isabel M. Ferry of Revere died on January 24.

She was the beloved daughter of the late Frank and Mary (Marshal) Ferry; cherished sister of the late Mary Venti and her surviving husband, Dino, of East Boston and the late Frank Ferry; dear aunt of Richard Venti and his wife, Ann-Marie, of Dracut; great aunt of Marisa Foynes of Stowe and Amanda McLain of Sudbury.

Funeral arrangements were by The Kirby-Rapino Memorial Home, (Orient Heights) East Boston. Burial was in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. For more information, visit

Robert Pepe

Cambridge resident

Robert Pepe of Cambridge died on January 9 from complications of pneumonia while visiting in Tucson, AZ.  He was 72 years old.

He was the devoted and loving husband for 46 years of Rita (Levins) Pepe. Mr. and Mrs. Pepe were blessed with two children, Joan Adams and her husband, Bob, of Tucson, AZ and Elizabeth Pepe and her fiancé, Sean Wallace, of Winthrop; two devoted grandsons, Michael Ciampi of Saugus and James Ciampi of Tucson, AZ.; two cherished great grandsons, Michael Ciampi Jr. and Mason Ciampi of Saugus. He was the son of the late Jean Lupo of Revere and the late Al Pepe of Brighton; brother-in-law of Annie Michaels of Cambridge, Mary Horrigan and her late husband, Joe, of Watertown, Nancy Roop and her husband, George, of Fredericksburg, VA and Doloros Levins and her late husband, William, of Randolph. He also leaves many nieces, nephews and friends.

A Memorial Mass was celebrated in St. Mary of the Annunciation Church, Cambridge.

Audrey Garbarino

Retired LPN

Audrey M. (Banks) Garbarino passed away on January 24 at the Greenwood Nursing Home in Wakefield where she has been receiving supportive care for the past two years.  She was 86 years old.

Born in Shag Harbor Nova Scotia, she was the beloved daughter of the late Aubrey J. and Esmeralda (Greenwood) Banks.  She received her early education in Shag Harbor and as a young lady she settled with her family in East Boston. She continued her education locally, attending nursing school and graduating in 1945 as a Licensed Practical Nurse.  She began nursing at Winthrop Community Hospital and the Grover Manor Hospital in Revere and after that hospital closed she completed her career at the Glenridge Nursing Home in Malden.

She was the former wife of the late Charles F. Garbarino (Ret. Chelsea Fire Dept. mechanic); devoted mother of James C. Garbarino and his wife, Mary, of West Warwick, RI, Joseph A. Garbarino of Malden and John F. Garbarino and his wife, Jean, of North Revere; dear sister of Roy Banks of Texas, Isa Lang and Blanche Lyons and longtime friend of Barbara Noble of Malden. She is also survived by eight grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren and one great grandson. She was also the great grandmother of the late Stephen Garbarino.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Frank A. Welsh & Son’s Funeral Home, Chelsea. Burial was in Puritan Lawn Memorial Park, Peabody.  To send expressions of sympathy and for directions, please visit

Nicola Ruggiero

Revere resident

Nicola Ruggiero of Revere died on January 18. He was 70 years old.

Born in Melito, Irpino, Italy, he was the beloved husband of 37 Years of Egidia (Preziosi) Ruggiero of Revere; devoted, respected and adored father of Attorney Maria Ruggiero and her husband, Attorney Vincent P. Pace, of Revere and Berlin, CT, Nicole Marotta and her husband, Giuseppe Marotta, of Lynnfield, Anthony Ruggiero of Revere and Sabrina Vramis and her husband, Nicholaos Vramis, of Malden; eldest brother of Luigi Ruggiero of East Boston and Richard Ruggiero and his wife, Ann Marie, of Peabody; beloved and devoted grandfather “Nonno” of Salvatore, Nikolas, Ava and Gia Marotta, and Steven and Alexis Vramis.

Private Family Funeral Arrangements were by Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home in Revere. Interment was at Mausoleum Holy Cross Cemetery in Malden. A Memorial Mass was celebrated at St. Anthony of Padua Church in Revere. For guestbook visit

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