Obituaries 09-14-2011

Arthur Nigro

Former City Councillor

Former Revere City Councillor, Arthur C. “Archie” Nigro died on August 30 after a brief illness. Hee was 88 years old.

He was first elected to public office in the City of Revere in 1967, winning a special election as City Councillor of Ward Three. He continued his political career winning four successive two year terms on the city council, serving  nine years as Councillor of Ward Three.

In 1978 he was appointed by Mayor George V. Colella to serve as his administrative assistant, a position that he held for 13 years, until the time of his retirement in 1991. Upon his retirement, the City of Revere honored Mr. Nigro with the dedication of a beautiful landscaped planting grove, located on the side of Revere City Hall, symbolic of the citywide tree planting program that he originated and directed during the 22 years that he served in public office.

Mr. Nigro was a member of the Joseph Leon Mottola Post 4524, Orioles Nest 123, and American Legion Post 61. During World War II, Mr. Nigro served in the US Navy aboard the USS La Porte a troop transport ship with the assignment of transporting troops to and from combat areas in the Asiatic-Pacific Theater.

Arthur Nigro was also a businessman in the City of Revere for over sixty years. He owned and operated North Shore Marine and the original Wharf Restaurant located on the Pines River on North Shore Road.

He was the beloved husband of Sarah “Sally” (LeBranti); devoted   father of Victor Molle and his wife, Andrea of Peabody and Debra Molle and her husband, John Henry of Lynnfield; loving grandfather of Alexandra, Vanessa and Victor Molle Jr., all of Peabody; dear brother of Lucia Gargano of Winchester, Helen Mirarchi of Revere and the late   Robert , Warren, Evelyn and Virginia Nigro and Emily Bartolomucci.

Funeral arrangement were entrusted to Paul Buonfiglio and Sons-Bruno Funeral Home. Donations in his name may be made to the MGH Fund 55 Fruit Street, Boston, Ma. 02114.

John Lundberg

Construction engineer

John Edward Lundberg of Middleton and Sebastian, Florida, died peacefully on September 12 at Masconomet Healthcare in Topsfield, MA. He was 89 years old.

He was born in Boston on May 23, 1922 to John and Madolyn (McCormack) Lundberg. After attending local schools he graduated from Tufts College Engineering School on March 9, 1944 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering. In April of that year he enlisted as a Lieutenant in the US Army at Fort Devens to serve in the war.

On January 27, 1945, he married his long-term sweetheart, Althea Marie Dillon, the loving daughter of Daniel and Mary Rose (Walsh) Dillon, in Revere.

He was stationed in The Philippines until the war’s end and then returned to the Boston area and obtained employment as a construction engineer with the Department of Public Works, The Commonwealth of Massachusetts, where he worked until his retirement.

Avid golfers, John and Althea Lundberg then relocated to Sebastian, FL where they shared 30 years of enjoyment together and with their closest friends.

He Leaves Althea, his wife of 66 years; daughters Marycarol and her husband, Donald Lenahan of Bar Harbor, ME, Terese Lundberg of Middleton, and his son, John Edward Lundberg III of Santa Margarita, CA, grandsons Christian (Elysia), Matthew (Nicole) and Daniel and great grandchildren Riley and Sean, and his sister, Avis Goodwin of York Harbor, ME.

As requested, Memorial services will be private. Assisting the family is the Peterson-O’Donnell Funeral Home 167 Maple St (rte 62) Danvers. The family would appreciate any donations in his memory be made to the Hospice of the North Shore and Greater Boston, 75 Sylvan St., Ste. 102-B, Danvers. 01923.

Philip Cantino

Worked in the garment industry

Philip Cantino died unexpectedly on September 10 at the Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston. He was 85 years old.

Mr. Cantino has been a resident of the Chelsea Soldiers Home for the past three years because of declining health. He was born in Messina, Italy and came to the United States with his family as a young boy settling in Boston’s North End. He lived there for several years before moving to Quincy where he lived for nearly 50 years.

He attended school in Boston’s North End and entered the US Army in January of 1945, serving until January of 1946.

Most of his working career was as a presser for Boston’s Garment Industry. He also worked in the construction field. He was a member of the Amalgamated Garment Workers Union of America.

The husband of the late Jane L. (Russell), he was the cherished brother of Anthony P. Cantino of Revere, Salvatore Cantino and his wife, Marie of Bedford and the late Carmela Caputo. He was the devoted uncle of Angela J. Tabb and her husband, Robert and Joseph A. Caputo, Jr. and his wife, Mary-Lou, all of Florida, Camille M. Punch and her husband, William A. of Boston’s Back Bay, Joanne T. Caputo-Carfagna and her husband, Alfred of Revere; John J. Connolly and his wife, Anna of Peabody and he is also the grand uncle of several nieces and nephews.

Family and friends are invited to attend a visitation on Thursday, September 15 at 9 a.m. in the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway, (Route 107) Revere. A Funeral Mass will follow at 11:30 a.m. in the Chapel of St. Michael the Archangel on the grounds of the Chelsea Soldiers Home. Burial will follow at St. Joseph’s Cemetery, West Roxbury. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Patients Recreation Fund, Chelsea Soldiers Home, 91 Crest Avenue, Chelsea, MA 02150.

Albert Marley

Yacht Club Commodore and Retired Insurance Broker

Albert J. Marley of Winthrop and Ft. Myers, FL, formerly of Point of Pines, Revere, died on September 8. He was 75 years old.

A retired Insurance Broker and the owner of A.J. Marley Insurance Co, he was a graduate of Merrimack College and a U.S. Army Veteran. Mr. Marley held a Captains License, which he acquired through the U. S. Coast Guard. He was also the Past Commodore of the Pleasant Park Yacht Club and a member of the Mass. Bay and Commodore’s Club of America.

The beloved husband of Barbara A. (Indresano) Marley, he was born in Winthrop, the son of the late Albert E. and Mary E. (McMackin) Marley. He was the devoted father of Grace (Marley) Cloutier and her husband, Jeffrey of Freeport, ME, and the late Sean J. Marley; cherished granddad, of Marley, Maxine, and Samantha Cloutier; dear brother of Mary L. Andrews of Falmouth and the late Elizabeth Marley and Paul Marley. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were from the Maurice W. Kirby Funeral Home, Winthrop. Burial was private. Donations can be made to the West Roxbury VA, c/o Voluntary Services, attn. Cardiac Unit, 1400 VFW Parkway, West Roxbury, MA, 02132, or to St. John the Evangelist Church 320 Winthrop St. Winthrop, MA, 02152. For guestbook, go

Antonia Tontodonato

Lifelong East Boston resident

Antonia (DeMartino) Tontodonato, a life long resident of East Boston died at the Winthrop Place Nursing Center on September 11 following a brief illness. She was in her 98th year.

She was the wife of the late John Tontodonato; devoted mother of Corinne Bordieri and her husband, Paul of Reading, Jean Taranto and her late husband, Stephen of Waltham, Camille Peloso and her husband, Domenic of Salisbury, and Joanne M. Veiga and her husband, Robert of West Peabody. She is also lovingly survived by 11 grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. She was the dear sister of the late Lucy Gaeta, Margaret Ciriello, Charles, Joseph and Patrick DeMartino.

Family and friends are invited to visit with the family on Wednesday (today) beginning at 9 a.m. in the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Rt 107) Revere followed by a funeral mass in the Church of the Sacred Heart, 35 Brooks St., East Boston at 11 a.m. Entombment will be in Holy Cross Community Mausoleum. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to your favorite charity.

Reginald Todd Green Jr.

Revere resident

Reginald Todd Green, Jr. of Revere died on September 11. He was five years old.

He was the cherished son of Nicolette Deveau and Reginald Green Jr.; adored brother of Brookelynn Green; devoted grandson of Burton Deveau Jr. and his wife, Dorothy (Attenasio) Deveau and Caroline Johnson; dear nephew of Danielle Deveau, Amanda Deveau, BJ Deveau III, Nicole Johnson, Renee Beavers, Randy Wilson and Nigel Anglin.

Funeral Services in Celebration of RJ’s life will be held on Thursday, September 15 at the First Methodist Church, 217 Winthrop St., Winthrop at 10 a.m. Please meet directly at the church. Visiting Hours in the Ruggiero Mazzarella Memorial Home 971 Saratoga St. (Orient Heights) East Boston will be held on Wednesday (today) from  4 to 8 p.m. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited. Services will conclude with RJ being laid to rest in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in RJ’s name to the Reginald Todd Green Jr. Fund, c/o East Boston Savings Bank, 575 Broadway, Revere,MA. 02151.

Jessie Geary

Of Saugus, formerly of Chelsea

Jessie F. Geary of Saugus, formerly of Chelsea, died at home on September 11. She was 75 years old.

Born in Chelsea, she was the devoted daughter of the late Edward and Lillian Geary; beloved sister of Constance Madigan of Revere, John Geary of Chelmsford, Walter Geary of Rowley, Evelyn Sullivan of Stoneham and the late Elizabeth Geary, Marie Lynch, Dennis and Robert Geary. She is also lovingly survived by many nieces and nephews.

Family and friends are kindly invited to attend her Funeral from the Smith Funeral Home, 125 Washington Avenue, Chelsea on Thursday, September 15 at 9:30 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass to be celebrated in St. Michael the Archangel Chapel on the Campus of the Chelsea Soldiers Home, 91 Crest Avenue, Chelsea at 10:30 a.m. Services will conclude with burial at Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. To send a message of condolence to her family, please visit

Lena DeFrancesco

East Boston resident

Lena “Benedetta” DeFrancesco was born in the North End of Boston on March 12, 1915. She was the third eldest of of Boston, one of 10 children. A younger sister, Maria died at the age of two of the Great Influenza, sometime between 1918 and 1920. Her five sisters and three brothers knew Lena to be strong, loving and generous to a fault. As a girl Lena was responsible for the cleaning chores in the family and was meticulous to a fault! She worked in a candy factory while studying for her high school diploma. She was quickly promoted to supervisor and took care to help others along with their work.

Later she worked at the hosiery counter in Filene’s Basement in Boston for more than 30 years and was the top salesgirl in that department. She married in 1944 and lived with her husband, Jimmy until his death in 1967. After his passing she got her driver’s license and continued to work and spend time with her family and friends.

She loved to shop for a bargain and would then give everything away to those she loved. She never came to visit without bundles of food, clothing or beautiful things for everyone. Her wit was unmatchable and she was even known to dance on a table or two at family celebrations. She was a strong woman and you always knew where you stood with Lena, she did not mince words. Her faith in God was strong and she went to church every Sunday until she became ill earlier this year.

She lived alone in her condo until the last few months of her life where she continued to concern herself with what she could do for her family and good friends. She was so grateful to her brothers for their love and support after the loss of her husband, Jimmy.

We believed that Lena would be the last surviving sibling but God decided to take her home this week. She died quietly at the Lighthouse Nursing Care Home in Revere on September 7 where she had the staff on the run day and night. She will be missed by all that loved her and remain in our hearts forever.

She was the beloved daughter of the late Filippo and Rocca Bordonaro of East Boston; loving wife of the late Jim DeFrancesco; dear sister to the late Teresa, Katie, Lucy, Jeannie, Mary and Angelo. She is survived by her loving brothers Vincenzo (Jim) and Michael and many nieces, nephews, and great nieces and nephews.

Her Funeral Mass was held at St. Anthony of Padua Church in Revere on Saturday, September 10.

Peter Lattanzi

Self employed produce salesman

Peter D. Lattanzi of Revere died on August 29 at the East Point Nursing Home. He was 92 years old.

Born in Connecticut, he was the son of the late Nicholas and Celeste (Bellzotti) and was a US Army veteran of World War II and was self employed in produce sales.

He was the beloved husband of the late Mary (Dieso); devoted father of Celeste Lattanzi of Revere and the late Peter P. and his surviving wife, Linda (Spagnolo) of Revere; loving grandfather of Phyllis Landers and her husband, Jim of Abington, Peter P Lattanzi Jr. and his wife, Corey of Reading; great grandfather of Lauren, James, Ryan, Drew and Sean Landers, Leah, Olivia, Elizabeth and Emma Lattanzi; dear brother of the late Ada Rubera, Margaret Fredericks, Susan Horton, Anna Pisco, Mary Summers, James and Joseph Lattanzi.

Funeral arrangements were by the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, Revere. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Association, 20 Speen St., Framingham MA 01701 or Make A Wish Foundation, One Bulfinch Place 2nd floor Boston, MA 02114.

Toshiko Randolph

Former Owner of Toshiko Salon of Revere

Toshiko N. Randolph, formerly of Lynn and Wakefield, died September 11 at Langdon Place in Exeter, NH with her loving family by her side. She was 81 years old.

Mrs. Randolph was born on April 7, 1930 in Japan. She moved to the United States many years ago and settled in Massachusetts to raise her family. She was a hairdresser by trade and owned and operated Salon Toshiko in Revere for more than 30 years. She moved to Hampton, NH 15 years ago to be closer to her family.

Family members include her devoted daughters, Linda Meissner and Grace Randolph, both of Hampton, and her grandchildren, Ashley and Bradley Meissner and Jillian Merrill. All services for Mrs. Hampton will be private. Assisting with arrangements was the Remick & Gendron Funeral Home, Hampton, NH.  Please visit to sign an online guestbook.

Carmen Saveriano

Of Hyde Park, formerly of East Boston 

Carmen Saveriano of Hyde Park, formerly of East Boston, died on September 9. He was in his 95th year.

He was the beloved husband of the late Sophie (Marchankevicz ) with whom he shared 65 years of marriage; loving father of Stephen and Joseph Saveriano, both of Hyde Park; dear brother of Mary Oxley of Burlington, Helen Garra of New Jersey, Henry Saveriano of Harwich and the late Eva Gallo and Alfred Saveriano; cherished grandfather of Jessica Polozotti and Nathan Saveriano and great grandfather of Ava Saveriano and Marcus Polozotti.

Funeral arrangements were by Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, Revere. Burial was in St. Joseph’s Cemetery, West Roxbury.

Walter Raye

Retired Master Carpenter for the B&M Railroad

Walter J. Raye, a former Chelsea resident, died on September 9 at Wingate of North Andover where he has been receiving supportive care for the last month. He was 93 years old.

Mr. Raye retired from the Boston & Maine Railroad where he worked for many years as a Master Carpenter. He was a lifetime member of the Knights of Columbus, Chelsea Council 83 and was a 4th degree Knight. During the 1950’s and 1960’s he organized and was the emcee of the youth group known as “Wally Raye and the Highlighters,” the group entertained veterans at the Chelsea Naval Hospital, various VA Hospitals throughout the state as well as at other private venues during that time.

A Chelsea resident for most of his life, he was a member of St. Rose, St. Vincent DePaul Society, served as an usher during Sunday Masses and volunteered at the St Rose Food Pantry.

He relocated to Medford several years ago and has been residing with his daughter in Tewksbury for the past five years.  He always enjoyed woodworking projects creating many useful wooden articles for family and friends.

Born and raised in Chelsea, he was the loving son of the late Joseph and Fannie (Lynartowska) Rachubinski; the beloved husband of 65 years of the late Marjorie (Hayes) Raye; the devoted father and father in law of Ronald J. Raye and his wife, Judith of No. Andover, Ellen M. Costa and her husband, Arthur and Lyn Raye, all of Tewksbury and the late James W. Raye; cherished grandfather of Ron Raye of Woburn, Kenneth Raye of Acton, Lisa Solemina of Revere, Paul Costa and Justyn Raye, both of Tewksbury; adored great-grandfather of Ethan and Tyler Raye of Acton, Abigail and Alex Solemina of Revere; dear brother of the late Frances Seeley, Marjorie Glassmeyer, Florence Gordon, Marilyn Baber, Martha Kozlosky, and Sandra Sanders.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in St. Francis of Assisi Church in Medford today, Wednesday, September 14 followed by burial in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. Should friends desire, contributions in his memory may be made to a charity of their choice.  To send expressions of sympathy, please visit Funeral Arrangements entrusted to the care and direction of the Frank A. Welsh and Sons Funeral Home.

Richard Freisinger

Revere resident

Richard M. Freisinger of Revere died unexpectedly on September 9. He was 63 years old.

He was the devoted husband of Linda (Kelleher); loving son of Annie (Salt) and the late Leopold Freisinger; beloved father of Eric and his wife, Dana Freisinger; adored grandfather of Meah Lauren; dear brother of David and Peter Freisinger.

Funeral arrangements were by the Goldman Funeral Chapel, Malden. Burial was in Everett. Memorial week is private. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be donated to the Alcohol & Drug Treatment Center, c/o McLean Hospital, 115 Mill St., Belmont, MA 02478 or the charity of one’s choice. For online condolences:

Florence DeLoury

Revere Resident

Florence (Mangiante) DeLoury of Revere died on September 8.

The beloved wife of the late Joseph, she was the devoted mother of the late Frederick DeLoury; dear sister of the late Clara Sarno, Irene Burge, Louise Zaccone, Frederick and Marty Mangiante and is survived by many loving nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, Revere. Burial was in St. Joseph Cemetery, Lynn. Donations in her name may be made to: Lighthouse Nursing Home, 204 Proctor Avenue, Revere, MA 02151. For guestbook please visit

Angelo LoConte

Of Florida, formerly of East Boston

Angelo LoConte of Davie, Florida, formerly of East Boston, died September 6. He was 87 years old.

He was the husband of Priscilla (Getz) LoConte of Davie, Florida; loving father of Arthur LoConte and his wife, Denise of Winthrop and Paul LoConte and his companion, Maryann Boganzi of Winthrop; grandfather to Carla, Gabriella, Nick, Maria and Vincent all of Winthrop and great grandfather of Sofia Rita Vitale and George Gabriel Anderson; loving brother of Millie Meli and Loretta Falzone of Revere and Albert LoConte of East Boston and the late John, Joe, Mattie, Mary, Rose and Josephine. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

No service is being held at Mr. LoConte’s request. Condolences can be sent to Priscilla LoConte, 8572 S.W. 15 Ct., Davie, Florida 33324.

Gregory Robert Farkas

Worked for Revere Housing Authority

Gregory Robert Farkas of Lynn died on September 2 at the North Shore Medical Center.  He was 50 years old.

Born in Harvey, Illinois on February 12, 1961, he was the son of Joan Maurice and the late Jess Farkas. He grew up in Bloomington, MN and attended Gustavus  Adolphus College in St. Peter, MN. After working in various locations in the U.S., he settled in the Boston area. He worked in property management, and was most recently employed by the Revere Housing Authority.  A generous and caring person, he was devoted to his family and friend who enjoyed reading, cooking, and being at the beach. He will be dearly missed in both his professional and personal life.

He is survived by his mother, Joan Maurice of Germantown, WI; his sister, Patty Farkas and her husband, Dan Frey of Lafayette, LA; his sister, Janet Boehlke and her husband, Kevin Boehlke of Richfield, WI; his nephew, Jackson Boehlke; nieces Jennifer Boehlke, Sarah Frey, and Angela Frey; his uncle, Donald Maurice and his wife, Elizabeth of Norwalk, CT; his uncle Normand Maurice of Port Charlotte, FL; his aunts, Charlotte Birk of Ormond Beach, FL and Shirley Maurice of Norwalk, CT; and cousins: Robert Maurice, Michelle Ellis, Normand Maurice, and Kimberly Maurice.

Visitation will be held on Saturday, September 17 from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. the Goodrich Funeral Home, 128 Washington Street, Lynn followed by a Memorial Mass at 11 a.m. in St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, 174 Humphrey Street, Swampscott, MA. Memorial donations may be made to Smile Train, 41 Madison Ave, 28th Floor, NY, NY, 10010.

Robert Tarquinio

New Hampshire resident

Robert M. Tarquinio died in Derry, NH on September 5. He was 49 years old.

He is survived by his mother, Vera Consolo; his brothers, Louis Tarquinio and Stephen Tarquinio and his wife, Denise and his sister, Linda Farless and her husband, Stephen.

Following private services and cremation in New Hampshire, he was laid to rest at Woodlawn Cemetery.

Joan Wescott

Revere Resident

Joan Wescott of Revere died August 11 at the Lighthouse Nursing Care Center. She was 93 years old.

She is survived by her daughter, Marilyn Bureau of Boynton Beach, Florida; her sister Ann

Page and her cousin Dale Sherburne.

Private Funeral Services were entrusted to the Cambridgeside Funeral Home, E. Cambridge, MA.

Bruce Blakesley Sr.

Maine resident

Bruce H. Blakesley Sr. died at his residence in Monroe, Maine on September 8. He was 58 years old.

He was born in Medford on August 10, 1953 to Harry and Alice (Rich) Blakesley.  A U.S. Army veteran, he moved to Maine in 2005 with his wife and grandchildren.  He enjoyed spending time with all three of them as well as his son, Bruce Jr.  He loved computers and science fiction.

He was predeceased by his parents and is survived by his wife of 32 years, Susan M. Blakesley of Monroe; his son Bruce H. Blakesley Jr. of Searsport; three grandchildren, Hunter and Ethan Blakesley of Monroe and Eddie Blakesley of Belfast, all of Maine.

At his request no services will be held.  Private burial will take place for the family.  Those who wish may make donations in his memory to either Alzheimer’s Association, Maine Chapter, Suite 2C, 383 US Route 1, Scarborough, ME 04074, Autism Society of Maine, 72 Main St. #B Winthrop, ME 04364-1494 or Mustang Youth Football League, c/o 577 Mount View Road, Thorndike, ME 04986.  Arrangements were entrusted to the Crabiel-Riposta Funeral Home, 182 Waldo Avenue, Belfast.  On-line condolences may be offered at

Nicholas Dente

Lynn resident, formerly of Revere

Nicholas Dente of Lynn, formerly of Revere and East Boston, died on September 7. He was in his 92nd year.

He was the beloved husband of the late Margaret ( Andreatta) Dente with whom he shared 51 years of marriage; loving father of Michael Dente and his wife, Janet of Maine and Colette Conners and her husband, Robert of Texas; dear brother of Frank Dente of East Boston, Joseph Dente of Saugus and the late Madeline Diancuzzo, Angelina Panella, Anna Caizzi and Christopher Dente; cherished grandfather of Michael Scott, Jena Baggeley, Christian and Stefan Conners and he also leaves one great grandchild, Hannah Dente.

Funeral arrangements were by Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, Revere. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. For guest book:

Paul Sherman

City of Revere employee

Paul Sherman of Revere died by accident on September 9,

A late employee of the City of Revere, he was the beloved husband of Blanca (Figueroa) Sherman; loving father of Fernando Diaz and his wife, Teresa and grandson, Domenic Diaz all of Millis; dear brother of the late Eleanor Fleming and Wilfred Sherman; fond uncle of Rhonda Carey and her husband, Ken and her children, Naomi and Richard of Colorado; dear friend of Gerald and Patricia Mirarchi.

Family and friends are invited to attend a Memorial Mass in St. Anthony’s Church, 250 Revere St., Revere on Saturday evening, September 17 at 7 p.m. Arrangements entrusted to Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home1-800-252-1127.

Edward Richard DeAngelis

Safety Engineer and Drum and Bugle Corps Enthusiast

Ed (Eddie) DeAngelis was granted his wings on Sunday, August 14 at his home in Boynton Beach, Florida after a battle with Pancreatic Cancer. He was 61 years old.

Born in Revere on June 21, 1950, he was the son of the late Edward “Shab” DeAngelis, Helen (Johnson) and his stepfather Charles Jacobs.

A member of Revere High School, Class of 1968, he went on to join the US Navy until his honorable discharge in 1971. He had a long standing career that he thoroughly enjoyed with both Turner & Suffolk Construction as their Safety Engineer.  In 2005 he moved to Boynton Beach where he continued his career in the safety field until his death.

Many years were spent with his family in Epping, NH and Sanford, ME where he added a part-time police officer and volunteer fireman to his list of accomplishments.

His love for drum corps began when he became a proud member of the former Immaculate Conception Reveries Drum and Bugle Corps of Revere and marched with them between 1962 through 1971.  He was also an assistant M & M Instructor for the former Saugus Socialites.  Ed rekindled his passion for drum corps by marching with the 27th Lancers Alumni Drum and Bugle Corps of Revere, MA 1993 through 1996 moving on to The Light Brigade of Revere where he marched and participated through 2002.

He will be greatly missed by his wife of 10 years, Donna (Cunningham-Baglio);  daughters Abby Marsh and her husband, Jereme of Danvers, Alison Crocker and her husband, Jeffrey “Jeff” of Methuen, MA; brother, Alan of Revere; sisters, Antoinette “Toni” McDaniel of Billerica, Joy DeAngelis of Dracut and Michelle Hickey of Lowell; his stepchildren, Michael Baglio and his wife, Beth of Woburn, Michele Villanucci and her husband, David of Boynton Beach, FL; step-grandchildren Brooke Baglio of Woburn, Nicholas and Natalie Villanucci of Boynton Beach, Florida; his former wife and mother of his children, Marla Dodge of Peabody; along with many loving extended family members, friends, Drum Corps family and co-workers.

There will be a Remembrance Celebration at the American Legion Hall, 279 Broadway, Revere on September 17 from 5 to 8 p.m. Please join us to celebrate his life and share good memories with friends and family.

Donations in his memory may be made in his name online at or mailed to: The Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, 1500 Rosecrans Ave, Suite 200, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266-3721.

Salvatore Giuliano

East Boston resident

Salvatore “Ponyboy” Giuliano of East Boston died suddenly on August 28.

He was the beloved son of Marylee (Dalton) of Revere and Salvatore  Giuliano of Sicily, Italy; father of Alina, Joli and Salvatore  Giuliano; brother of William Serreta of Nebraska, Mary Seretta of  Boston, Paula Serreta of Revere, Angela Seretta of Worcester, Edward

Seretta of Revere, Thomas Seretta of Everett, Monia Kirksey of  California, Joseph “Pino” Giuliano of Winthrop and Mariarosa Giuliano  of Revere. He is also survived by many nieces, nephews, cousins and

the mother of his children.

Visiting hours were held in the Magrath Funeral Home, East Boston followed by the Graveside Services.

Michael Rozanski

Of Everett, formerly of Revere

Michael E. Rozanski of Everett, formerly of Revere, died on September 3.

He was the loving father of John A. Rozanski; dear brother of Carol Swan, Walter Jr., Charles, Steven, Paul and Nicholas Rozanski and uncle to many nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, Revere. Burial was private. For guest book:

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