Obituaries 11-22-2011

Edith Bevilacqua

Longtime head chef at Paul Revere School

Edith (Milano) Bevilacqua of Revere died unexpectedly on November 16. She was 86 years old,

Mrs. Bevilacqua began her working career as a seamstress and for the last 25 years of her employment she was the head chef at the Paul Revere School in Revere. She treated all her pupils as her children, not only feeding their physical needs but serving as a surrogate mother and grandmother to all. A devotee of St. Anthony’s Parish community, she and her husband’s presence were well known to the community at large. The couple shared a unique love of their fellow man. Certainly, heaven’s gain is our loss.

She was the beloved wife of 64 years of Joseph A. Bevilacqua; devoted sister of Jean A. Magno of Revere, cherished aunt of Janice Magno and her husand, Louis Geoffrion of Manchester-By-the-Sea, Roberta Bengston of Fairfield, GA, Gary Magno of Revere and Richard LaCava and his wife, Judy of Carver. She is also lovingly survived by her sisters-in-law, Lillian LaCava and Gilda Mercurio, both of Revere, many grand nieces, grand nephews and cousins.

A special acknowledgement is extended to the doctors and staff at Whidden Memorial Hospital, Everett, for their extraordinary care and attention, not only to Edith but to her family.

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

William Jacques, Jr.

Boston Police retiree, member of many organizations

William E. Jacques, Jr. of Florida, a former longtime resident of Winthrop, died in West Palm Beach, Florida on November 14. He was 78 years old.

Born in Charlestown, he was the dear son of the late William and Mary Jacques. He lived in Winthrop and attended the Winthrop School System. At the outbreak of the Korean Conflict, he enlisted in the U.S. Army and served with the 1st Calvary in Korea where he received the Purple Heart in action.

After his discharge, he became a member of the Boston Police Department assigned to the Deer Island House of Correction. He was a Past Commander of the Beachmont VFW Post, a member of the Eagles, a Life Member of the Winthrop Lodge of Elks 1078 and a volunteer veterans service officer for Palm Beach County in Florida.

He was the beloved husband of 58 years of Christine (Sepe) of Winthrop and Florida. He also leaves a son, William Jacques III and his wife Mary Ellen and a daughter, Lorraine Carroll and her husband, David, all of Winthrop. He was the father of the late Pauo Jacques and is also survived by six grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Joseph R. Frazier Funeral Home, Winthrop. Burial was in the Belle Isle Section of Winthrop Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy in his memory may be donated to a charity of your choice.

Elizabeth La Camera 

Devoted her life to helping others

Elizabeth M. (Minola) La Camera of Winthrop, formerly of East Boston, died on November 18. She was 97 years old.

Mrs. La Camera devoted 68 years of her life to the people of Winthrop, East Boston, Chelsea, and Revere. She worked for 34 years at the East Boston Social Centers and a second 34 years at North Suffolk Mental Health Association, and retired at the age of 85.

There’s a home for mentally challenged women in Winthrop named the La Camera House in her honor.

She was one of 10 sisters born to Italian immigrants in East Boston, all of whom are deceased, and one of whom was Ann Petersen of Winthrop.  She was a 1931 graduate of East Boston High School at a time when few women of her generation were given the opportunity of further education. However, she went on to devote almost seven decades to the social welfare of her home communities of East Boston and Winthrop.

She was active in the Winthrop Senior Center and St. John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church. Her husband, Anthony La Camera, the long time television critic of the Boston Record American and Herald American was considered the dean of American television critics. Her son, Paul, is the former general manager of both WCVB-TV Channel 5 and WBUR public radio.

The beloved wife of the late Anthony J. La Camera, she was born in Boston, the daughter of the late Ciriarco and Clementina (DiPietro) Minola; devoted mother of  Paul A. La Camera and his wife, Mimi of Boston; adored grandmother of  Mark, Peter, and Christopher La Camera. And is also survived by seven great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Maurice W. Kirby Funeral Home, Winthrop.  Burial was was in Winthrop Cemetery. Donations can be made to the Hospice of the Good Sheppard 2042 Beacon St. Newton, MA 02468.

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Joseph Nicholson 

Of Revere, formerly of Lynn

Joseph H. Nicholson of Revere, formerly of Lynn, died on November 18 in the care of the Greenwood Nursing & Rehab Center, Wakefield. He was 93 years old.

A US Army veteran and a retired GE Machinist, he was the beloved husband of the late Agnes M. (Duffy) Nicholson; devoted father of Gloria Hobson and her husband, David of California, Evelyn Lovett and husband, George of Melrose, Joseph G. and his wife, Margaret of Stoneham and David and his wife, Mary of Tewksbury; dear brother of the late Avis Lillian, James Leonard, George, William Franklin, Sadie Eleanor, Bessie Louise, Nathan Aaron, Doris Bertha, Grace Edna, Lucy Elizabeth, Thomas Arthur, John Harold, Beatrice Virginia, Mildred May and Marjory Gail; cherished grandfather of 12, great-grandfather of 24 and great-great grandfather of five.

His Funeral will be held from the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons~Bruno Funeral Home, 128 Revere St., Revere today, Wednesday, November 23 at 9 a.m. followed by a Funeral Service in the Funeral Home at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends are kindly invited. In lieu of flowers, donations in his name may be made to: Greenwood Nursing and Rehab Center 90 Greenwood St., Wakefield, MA 01880 or St. Stephen’s Memorial Episcopal Church, 74 S. Common St., Lynn, MA 01902.  Burial will be in Puritan Lawn Memorial Park. For guestbook please visit:

Francis Hurley 

Of Revere, formerly of East Boston

Francis J. Hurley of Revere, formerly of East Boston, died on November 20 surrounded by his family.

He was the beloved husband of Susan (Viola) Hurley with whom he shared 40 years of marriage; loving father of Sharon Augusto and her husband, Christopher of Rhode Island and Lori Hurley of Revere; dear brother of John Hurley of Florida, Maurice “Moe” Hurley of East Boston, Patrick Hurley of New Hampshire, James Hurley of Maine and the late Thomas and Mark Hurley.

His Funeral will be held from Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, 262 Beach Street, Revere, today, Wednesday at 7:45 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in the Sacred Heart Church, 45 Brooks St,, East Boston at 9 a.m. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery. For directions and guest book:

John Burbridge 

Sports Enthusiast who Lived with Passion, Love and Laughter

John C. Burbridge of Lynn, formerly of Somerville, died on November 18 after a long and courageous battle with Parkinson’s Disease. He was 64 years old.

John was an amazing father, son, brother and uncle. He had a passion for New England sports, especially the Bruins and Red Sox. He was a youth soccer coach and an avid runner, including running the Boston Marathon more than once. He lived with passion, love and lots of laughter.

He was the son of the late Frederick and Anne (Griffin) Burbridge. He leaves his beloved son Jason of Lynn, former wife Deborah Gaudet O’Connell of Swampscott, his brothers Fred and his wife, Mim of Groveland, Jim and his wife, Sigrid of Easton, Tom of Milford, Paul of Belmont, NC, Chris of Peabody and his sisters Elizabeth McGaffigan her husband, Paul of Arlington and Anne Marie Costanza and her husband, Anthony. He is also survived by 14 nieces and nephews and 11 grandnieces and grandnephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the George L. Doherty Funeral Home, Somerville. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his name to The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research, Church Street Station, P.O. Box 780, New York, NY 10008-0780. For more information please visit:

Joseph Gallivan 


Joseph W. Gallivan of Revere, formerly of Everett, died on November 17 at the Massachusetts General Hospital after a long illness. He was 60 years old.

He graduated from University of California at Berkley with a bachelor’s degree and worked as a bartender at the 8/10 Lounge in Everett.

He was the son of the late Eugene J. and Ruth (Boles) Gallivan, the beloved father of Connor Gallivan of Revere and dear and devoted brother of Ruth McBride of Montclair, NJ.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Cafasso & Sons Funeral Home,  Everett. Contributions in his memory to the MSPCA, 350 S. Huntington Ave., Jamaica Plain, MA 02130, would be sincerely appreciated.

John Capodilupo 

Everett resident

John P. “Sonny” Capodilupo of Everett died on November 17.

A US Air Force veteran of the Korean War, he was the beloved husband of the late Ann Marie (Ross); father of Nancy Lee and her husband, Robert of Taunton, Diane Crowell of Everett, Paula Trickett and her husband, William of Amesbury, Sandra Smith and her husband, Timothy of Rhode Island, John and his wife, Shannon of Holbrook, and Paul and his wife, Christina of Saugus; brother of Virginia Lombardi of Saugus, Rita Messina of Peabody, Ralph of New Hampshire, Ann Piasecki of Malden, the late Phyllis DeVitto and Robert. He is also survived by 11 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Funeral arrangements were by the Salvatore Rocco & Sons Funeral Home, Everett. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Kaplan Family Hospice, c/o Hospice of the North Shore, 75 Sylvan St., Danvers, MA 01923.

James Joseph Buonopane 

Known for his musical talent

James Joseph Buonopane of Chelsea died unexpectedly on October 23. He was 58 years old.

A graduate of Revere High School, Class of 1971, he also attended Technical School and the Conservatory of Music. He was recognized for his musical talent in the church CYO bands.

He was the beloved son of Agatha “Tina” (Missina) Buonopane of Chelsea, formerly of Revere, and the late Richard J. Buonapane; loving father of Lee-Ann St. Louis of  Dracut and Kim Natale of Brockton; dear brother of Janice Casoli and her husband, Robert Casoli, Jr. of Lynnfield; uncle of Michael J. Buonapane, Jr. of Revere and cherished grandfather of six.

Mary O’Leary 

Saugus resident, formerly of Revere 

Mary T. (Dowd) O’Leary of Saugus, formerly of (Beachmont) Revere, died on November 13.

The loving wife of Patrick O’Leary of Saugus, she was the beloved mother of Henry Doucette and his wife, Ann Marie of Winthrop, Mark Doucette and his wife, Carolyn of Lynn and Beth Doucette of Kansas City, MO; dear sister of Elizabeth Golden of Peabody, Helen Ulman of Lynn, the late Agnes Eaton, Edmund, Bernard and Jack Dowd and is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Bisbee-Porcella Funeral Home, Saugus. Burial was in Riverside Cemetery, Saugus. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to the American Heart Assoc. , Mass Affiliate, Inc., 20 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701. For condolences:

Mary Wilson 

Billerica Resident 

Mary A. (Murphy) Wilson of Billerica died on November 16. She was 76 years old.

She was the beloved wife of John W. Wilson; devoted mother of Mary Ellen Asselin and her life partner, Thomas Maney of Uxbridge, Steven G. Wilson, M.D., and his wife, Dorothy of Belfast, ME, Thomas Wilson of Maryland, Kevin Wilson of Delaware, and Elizabeth Monteith and her husband, Robert of Jacksonville, FL.; sister of John “Jackie” Murphy of Revere, Helena “Nini” Desharnis of Billerica, Patsy Murphy of Chelsea and the late Margaret Sealey and the late William Murphy. She is also survived by many loving grandchildren and four great grandchildren.

Funeral arrangements were by the Burns Funeral Home, Billerica. Memorial contributions may be made to Life Choice Care & Comfort, 460 Totten Pond Rd., Suite 390, Waltham, MA 02451.

Oscar Rutstein 

Retired Salesman, member of Masons

Oscar “Whitey” Rutstein of Marblehead, formerly of Everett, died on November 16. He was 90 years old.

A resident of Marblehead for 35 years, he was born and and raised in Everett, attended the Everett School System and graduated from Everett High School. He was a salesman, a member of the Jordan Masonic Lodge, bowled in a league in Peabody and greatly enjoyed fishing.

He was the beloved husband of Eileen (Gorman) Rutstein; devoted father of Margie Harris and her husband, Howie and Suzanne Rutstein; devoted stepfather of Paula Graham and her husband, Jimmy and Bryna Goldstein and her husband, Steve; the beloved husband of the late Frances (Newman) Rutstein and the loving son of the late Nathan Rutstein and the late Gussie (Frimet) Rutstein; the dear brother of the late Arthur Rutstein and the late Sylvia Salter and the loving grandfather of Molli, Craig, Jake, Jody, Jesse, Alexandra, Laura and Dan.

Services were entrusted to the Torf Funeral Chapel, Chelsea. Burial was in Everett. Donations in his memory may be made to the American Cancer Society, PO Box 22718 Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, 73123-1718. For online guestbook, please visit the funeral home website:

Louise Moll 

Revere resident

Louise Moll of Revere died on November 17.

She was the beloved wife of the late Samuel Moll; beloved mother of Dr. Michael Moll and his wife, Gail of Lynnfield, Dr. David Moll of Orange, CT and his late wife, Lynda and Philip Moll and his wife, Nancy of Bedford; loving sister of the late Irma Sidman; cherished grandmother of Marc, Dr. Nadene, Matthew, Joshua, Ira, Kimberly and Evan as well as four great grandchildren Seth, Sidney, Mason, Addison.

Funeral arrangements were the Stanetsky-Hymanson Chapel, Salem. Expressions of sympathy in her memory may be donated to the charity of your choice.

Lillian Douglas-McLean 

Well-known Businesswoman

Lillian M. (Bevens) Douglas-McLean of Revere, formerly of Winthrop and Charlestown, died peacefully on November 11 with her children at her side at Eastpointe Skilled Nursing & Rehab., Chelsea. She was 90 years young.

During her very active 90 years, she owned and managed a number of businesses including the Charlestown Beauty Salon, Charlestown, The Surfside 16 Restaurant, Winthrop, Douglas Motor Coach, Winthrop, and Douglas Realty of Revere.

She was the beloved wife of the late Edward J. Douglas; devoted mother of Mary McLean of Everett, Ann (McLean) Herrick of Revere, Nancy (McLean-Picardi) Crombie, William “Billy” McLean and Judith “Judy” McLean, all of Winthrop; stepmother of Aurelia Robson of Derry, NH, and the late Edwina “Cookie” Cyr of Somerville; sister of Dorothea Giddings of Wilmington and the late Elizabeth Woodman and Barbara Russo. She is also survived by nine grandchildren and five great grandchildren.

Funeral arrangements were by the John H. Sawyer Funeral Home, Charlestown. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Eastpointe Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Facility, 255 Central St., Chelsea, MA 02150; or Seasons Hospice, 275 Grove St., Newton MA 02466.

Frances Minichiello 

Lived a very active life

Frances M. (Indorato) Minichiello of Revere, formerly of Chelsea, died November 13. She was in her 96th year.

She was born in Saugus and grew up in East Boston, where she attended school. After her marriage, she and her husband settled in Revere.

She loved and lived a very active life. She was a member of the National Ladies Garment Workers Union, The Rossetti, Patriots, and ITAM Clubs of Revere. She was a talented seamstress who designed her clothes and made her daughter’s velvet wedding gown. She worked for several sportswear companies in Boston. Caputo Sportswear, Lisa Sportswear, Jo Mar Sportswear and Skipper Sportswear.

She had many hobbies which included Roller Skating with her brother, Joe in their teenage years and they won many skating competitions as a duet. She loved performing Ballroom, Line, Tap and Jazz Dancing. She also performed on Community Audition’s “Star of the Day” Senior Talent Show.

The beloved wife of the late Ralph Minichiello, she was the loving daughter of the late Joseph and Angelina (Paglia) Indorato; devoted mother of Genevieve A. Spinelli and her husband, Ralph of Chelsea; cherished grandmother of Robert G. MacDonald and his wife, Silvia and great-grandmother of Olivia MacDonald; dear sister of Mary Lagammo of Revere and the late Joseph Indorato, Santa Indorato, Constance Jakusiak, Santo Indorato and Michael Indorato. She is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons~Bruno Funeral Home, Revere. At the family’s request, services were private. Burial was in Holy Cross Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please make donations in her name to: VNA Hospice Care, 100 Trade Center, G500, Woburn, MA 01801. For guestbook, please visit:

James McCarthy 

Wenham Resident

James “J.J.” McCarthy of Wenham died on November 12. He was 86 years old.

He was the beloved husband of the late Katherine M. (Kopaczynska) McCarthy, uncle of Carol Pompeo and her late husband, Joseph of Chelsea, Irene Lombardozzi and her late husband, Richard of Chelsea, Helen Kopaczynska of Revere, Dennis Kopaczynski of Chelsea, Fr. Germaine Kopaczynski of Florida, Richard Kopaczynski and his wife, Kathy of Georgetown and the late Paul Kopaczynski and his wife, Lucille of Stoneham and uncle of many grand nieces and grand nephews including his grand niece and caretaker, Andrea Gustin of Stoneham, brother-in-law of Victoria Kopaczynska of Beverly.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Campbell – Lee, Moody, Russell Funeral Home, Beverly. Burial was  in the Wenham Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made to the Wenham Council on Aging, P.O. Box 576, Wenham, MA 01984 or the D.A.V., P.O. Box 945, Salem, MA 01970. Information and condolences at

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