Obituaries 05-02-2012

Frank Iacoviello

Revere Resident

Frank Iacoviello of Revere died on April 28. He was 48 years old.

A graduate of Revere High School, Class of 1981, he was the beloved son of Gesilda and the late Nicholas; dear brother of Rocco Iacoviello and his wife, Maria of Texas and Angelo and his wife, Shawna of Wakefield. He is also survived by loving nephews: Matthew, Jake Thomas, Daniel and Nicholas.

Visitation and services will be private with arrangements by Paul Buonfigli & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, Revere. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Make a Wish Foundation one Bulfinch Place 2nd floor Boston Ma 02114. For guest book please visit

Frank Favaloro

Florida Resident

Frank M. Favaloro died surrounded by his family at his home in Cudjo Key, Florida on April 3. He was 79 years old.

Born on November 6, 1932, he was a US Navy veteran who enjoyed boating, fishing and riding his Harley.

He is survived by his wife, Judy Favaloro of Cudjo Key, FL; three children, Joseph Favaloro and Michael Favaloro of Winthrop, Donna Vanschaick of Peabody, and their mother, Emily Favaloro of Winthrop.  He is also survived by his brother Joseph and Carol Favaloro of Florida, three grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. A loving father, husband and friend, he will be forever missed and always remembered.

A memorial will be held at the Winthrop Yacht Club, Winthrop, on Sunday, May 6h from 5 to 8 p.m.

All friends are welcome.

Albert Bianchino

Of Revere, formerly of East Boston

Albert F. Bianchino of Revere, formerly of East Boston, died on April 29.

He was the beloved husband of Elaine (Colntonio) Bianchino; loving father of Jason Bianchino and his wife, Jamie of Revere and Albert Bianchino III of New York; dear brother of Teresa Bianchino of East Boston, William Bianchino of Boston and the late John and Louise Bianchino and Judith Silva; cherished grandfather of Jason Jr., Taylor, Ashley, AJ and Nevaeh Bianchino.

Funeral arrangements were by Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, Revere. Burial was private.

Robert Benedetto

Active Teamsters Union Member

Robert A. Benedetto died at his Everett home died on April 28. He was 82 years old.

A US Army veteran of the Korean Conflict, he was a retired member of the Teamsters Union, Local 25, retired  shop steward for the union and representative of the retired local union members.   He was born in Everett and a longtime resident of Chelsea before settling back in Everett.

He was the beloved husband of the late Joan M. (Barry) Benedetto for over 56 years; dear and devoted father of Robin M. Brickley and her husband, Craig of Everett, James Benedetto of Chelsea, Stacey Benedetto of Revere  and Timothy Benedetto and his wife, Marybeth of Lynnfield; brother of Elaine Thomas and her husband, Lee  and the late Thomas Benedetto and his surviving wife, Evelyn Benedetto of Revere; loving grandfather of Brendan and Connor Brickley, Timothy Benedetto, Chandler Dockery, Zachary and Gregory Benedetto.  Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend his visiting hours in the Cafasso & Sons Funeral Home, 65 Clark St. (Corner of Main St.) Everett, Thursday morning from 9 to 11:30  followed by a Funeral Mass in the Immaculate Conception Church, 489 Broadway, Everett, at 12 noon.  Burial services will be private  Contributions in his memory to VNA Hospice Care,  100 Sylvan Road, Woburn , MA 01801, would be sincerely appreciated.


Bowden ‘Bob’ Twombly

Purple Heart Recipient

Bowden E. “Bob” Twombly of Malden, formerly of Revere and Chelsea, died on April 23.

A US Army veteran of World War II and a recipient of the Purple Heart, he was the beloved husband of the late Phyllis (Belli) Twombly; dear brother of Joseph E. Twombly of Malden, the late Florence Twombly, Edna Baker and Frederick Twombly; loving son of the late Ernest and Florence (Gibbeau) Twombly; cherished uncle of Patrice and Eric Montefusco, Derek Paradis and the late William Paradis.

Funeral arrangements were by the Frank A. Welsh Sons Funeral Home, Chelsea. Burial was at the Massachusetts National Cemetery in Bourne. To send expressions of sympathy, please visit

Vincent ‘Sully’ Pepe

Retired Foreman for Van Dusen Air

Vincent A. “Sully” Pepe of East Boston died peacefully on April 25 with his children at his bedside. He was in his 90th year.

The retired foreman of Van Dusen Air Incorporated at Logan Airport, he was the devoted husband of the late Elena (Masciulli) with whom he shared 70 years of marriage; cherished son of the late Sabato and Maria (Porcaro) Pepe; loving father of Marie Pepe-Long and her late husband, Howie of East Boston, Vincent S. Pepe and his wife, Kathleyne of Melrose, Denise Morelli and her husband, Louis of Salem, NH and Darlene Giardina and her husband, Police Sgt. James Giardina of Peabody; adored grandfather of Attorney Nicole Giardina, Boston Police Officer James Giardina Jr., and his wife, Rosalie, Anthony and Jeffrey Giardina, Lauren and Elena Pepe and Nicholas and Leah Morelli and great grandfather of Derek, Dylan and Sofia and Emma. He was the dear brother of Mildred Marciano of Medford, and the late Annette Long, and Rose Arico and is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, Revere.  Entombment was in the Mausoleum at Holy Cross Cemetery Malden. For guest book:

Mitchell Finkelstein

Of Revere, formerly of Chelsea

Mitchell Finkelstein of Revere, formerly of Chelsea, died  on April 27.

A US Army veteran of World War II, he was the beloved husband of Elaine (Chatis) Finklestein; devoted father of Paul Finklestein and his wife, Lisa, Ellen Crocker and her husband, Jack and Carol Zamansky and her husband, Mark; loving son of the late Hyman Finklestein and Celia (Feldman) Finklestein Berkowitz; dear brother of the late Nate Finklestein and his late wife, Dorothy; loving grandfather of Matthew Crocker, Lauren Crocker, Andrew Zamansky, Karly Finklestein and Chloe Finklestein. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by Torf Funeral Service, Chelsea. Burial was in the Jewish Community Center Cemetery, Danvers. Contributions in his memory may be made to the Jack Satter House Tenants Assoc., 420 Revere Beach Blvd, Revere, MA 02151 or to the Leonard Florence Center for Living, 165 Captains Row, Chelsea, MA 02150. Please visit web site at

Robert Mullen

Amtrak Employee

Robert W. Mullen of Revere, formerly of South Boston, died suddenly on April 25.

An Amtrak employee, he was the beloved husband of Noreen “Rene” A. (Sullivan); devoted son of Florence “Flossie” (Kelly) and the late Francis “Snagga” Mullen; loving brother of Frank Mullen, Kathy Mullen, Patty Sullivan and Susan Schallmo and is also survived by many nieces, nephews cousins and friends.

Funeral arrangements were by the Wm. F. Spencer Funeral Home, South Boston. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to, Joslin Diabetes Foundation, 1 Joslin Place, Boston MA 02215.

John Jankun

Worked for Western Electric

John F. Jankun of Revere died on April 26 at the Kaplan Family Hospice House. He was 81 years old.

A US Navy Korean Conflict Veteran, he was a former employee of Western Electric.

Born in Boston, the son of the late Walter and Mary (Buzzy) Jankun, he was the beloved husband of Jennie (Maniscalco); devoted father of Mary Kelley and her husband, Lawrence of Revere, Annette Jankun of Peabody, Walter and his wife, Wendy of Florida and the late Gus Jankun; dear brother of the late William, Stanley and his surviving wife, Lillian of West Roxbury and the late Edward and his surviving, wife Anne Crewe of Stoneham. He is also survived by seven loving grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons- Bruno Funeral Home, Revere. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen St., Framingham, Ma 01701. For guestbook, please visit

Lillian Vanderpot

Lillian M. Vanderpot died on March 21 from congestive heart failure. She was 91 years old.

Born in East Boston, she lived in Revere and for the past 10 years, she lived in St. Louis. MO.

She is survived by her daughter, Pat Good and son-in-law Keith Good.

A Memorial Mass will be held Saturday, May 12 at 4 p.m. at Our Lady of Assumption, 404 Sumner St., E. Boston.

Carmen Joseph Amico

Of Florida, formerly of East Boston

Carmen Joseph Amico of Tampa, Florida, formerly of East Boston, went to be with the Lord on April 11. He was 81 years old.

He is survived by his loving wife, Mary (Nazzaro) Amico and his daughters, Carol-Jo and her husband, Michael Santangelo and Theresa Amico; his brother, Michael Amico and his sister, Mary-Grace Feeney, both of Winthrop. He is also survived by his grandchildren: Michael, Jennifer, Phillip and Sydney and his great grandson, Mikey.  Upon arrival, he was greeted by his grandson, Frankie and his parents, Michael and Josephine Amico, Sr.

Richard Fraser

Former Proprietor of Fraser Security, Member of Revere Moose

Richard S. Fraser of Revere died on April 24. He was 64 years old.

A U S Marine Vietnam veteran, he was a member of Revere Moose Lodge 1272 and the former proprietor of Fraser Security.

He was the beloved father of Michelle M Jones and her husband, John of Revere, Jared Fraser and his wife, Trish of Dracut and the late Richard Fraser; the devoted son of the late Leonard and Elsie (Thistle) Fraser; dear brother of Leonard Fraser of Revere and the late June Lightbody and her surviving husband, Hank of Virginia. He is also survived by his former wife, Joanne (Crumley) and three loving grandchildren.

Funeral arrangements were by the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, Revere. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to American Heart Association, 20 Speen St., Framingham Ma 01701.


Lorenzo Tamboli

US Postal Retiree

Lorenzo Tamboli of Everett died on April 25. He was 84 years old.

Mr. Tamboli was a US Army veteran of World War II and a longtime US Postal Service employee,

He was the beloved husband of Victoria (Visconti) Tamboli; loving father of Vincent Tamboli and his wife, Denise of Florida, Rosemary Petrangelo and her husband, Pasquale of Revere, Victoria McCarthy and her husband, Brian, Andrea Lynch and her husband, John and Lisa Tamboli, all of Everett and the late John Tamboli and his surviving wife, Jeanine of Tewksbury; cherished grandfather of Vincent, Victoria, Angela, Rosemary, David, Angela, Andrea, Michael, Mariana, Marirose, Joseph, Christine, John, Christina, and William. He is also survived by four cherished great grandchildren, nieces, and nephews. He was the loving brother of the late Florence Delling, Mario, George, and Carlo Tamboli. Funeral arrangements were by the JF Ward Funeral Home, Everett. Burial was in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. Memorial donations may be made to the American Parkinson’s Disease Association, 72 East Concord St., Room C3, Boston, MA 02118.

Beatrice ‘Betty’ Alperen

Former Revere Resident

Beatrice “Betty” (Walter) Alperen, formerly of Revere, died on April 25. She was 98 years old.

The beloved wife of the late Max Alperen, she was the devoted mother of Robert Alperen and his wife, Marilyn of Revere, S. Edward Alperen and his wife, Linda of Florida and Paul Alperen and his wife, Adria of Brockton; beloved sister of the late Meyer Walter and Arthur Walter; cherished grandmother of six and great grandmother of eight.

Arrangements were entrusted to the Stanetsky Memorial Chapel, Canton. Burial was at Sharon Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made to the Jewish Rehabilitation Center, 300 Paradise Rd, Swampscott, MA 01907 or to the Hospice of the North Shore & Greater Boston, 75 Sylvan St, Suite B-102, Danvers, MA 01923.

James Costello

Member of the Longshoremen’s Union

James E. Costello of Revere, formerly of East Boston, died on April 22.

He was a member of Local 805, Longshoremen’s Union.

He was the beloved husband of Rosanne (Cesario) and the late Althea (Partee); father of Atty. James E. Costello III and his wife, Atty. Valerie Barsom and the late Janet Scarpa; grandfather of Gregory Scarpa; brother of Ronald and Michael, both of East Boston and John Costello of California; step-father of Deanna DiRocco of Lynn and Larry DiRocco of Chelsea; brother-in-law of Gerard Partee and his wife, Marie of East Boston.

Funeral arrangements were by the Magrath Funeral Home, East Boston. Burial was in Holy Cross Cemetery.

Leon Chimook

Revere Resident

Leon Chimook of Revere died on April 15. He was 94 years old.

He leaves a special niece, Pamela Freda of Peabody who took care of his needs, five other nieces and nephews, and seven great-nieces great-nephews He was preceded in death by his brothers and sisters Ann Bruni, William Chimook, John Chimook, Dorothy Rizzo, Mary Redmond, and Theodora Freda.

A Graveside Committal Service was held in Glenwood Cemetery, Everett. Cremation Ceremony planned with Conway, Cahill-Brodeur Funeral Home, Peabody. Please visit for online obit and to sign condolences.

William Giorgi

East Boston Resident

William Giorgi of East Boston died on April 22.

A US Coast Guard veteran, he was the loving father of William Giorgi Jr. and Lorraine Giorgi, both of Canada; dear brother of Steven Giorgi of New York, Annette Gordon of East Boston, Debra Manfra and Edward Giorgi, both of Revere, Joseph Bolognese of Beverly and Raymond Giorgi of Revere; cherished grandfather of two grandchildren and he also leaves many nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, Revere. Burial was in Puritan Lawn Cemetery, Peabody. For guest book:

Rita Marie ‘Reme’ Rucks

Revere Resident

Rita Marie “Reme”(Rich) Rucks of Revere died on April 28. She was 57 years old.

The beloved daughter of the late Edwin and Marian (Lambert) Rich, she was the devoted sister of Susan E Schiavone and her husband, Kenneth of N. Conway, NH and Anthony M. Mazzio of Florida; dear friend of Patricia Buontempo and her husband, Al of Revere; loving aunt of Jason, Michael and Toni and is also survived by her God child Anthony Buontempo.

Visiting Hours will be held in the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons- Bruno Funeral Home, 128 Revere St., Revere today, Wednesday, from 4 to 7 p.m. followed by services at 7 p.m. Relatives and friends are kindly invited. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the charity of your choice. For guest book please visit

Anthony Leo 

Stoneham Resident 

Anthony V. Leo of Stoneham, formerly of Medford and Boston’s North End, died on April 28. He was 84 years old.

He was the beloved husband of Clara F. (Biagioni); devoted father of Kathryn J. Leo-Nyquist and her husband, David of Shelburne, VT; Patricia Leo of San Francisco; James J. Leo and his wife, Cathy of Winchester; Richard A. Leo and his wife, Sandra of Revere and Janice Leo Deveney of Waltham; proud and loving grandfather to Dennis, Jr. Jamie, Ryan, Christopher, James and Anthony Deveney; Colin and Stefan Leo-Nyquist; and Mary Beth and Robert Leo; step-grandfather to Alex and Chris Callas; loving great-grandfather to Gianna Rose, Jackson James, Ryan Joseph, Annabelle Grace and Paul Dennis Deveney. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

His Funeral will be held from the Dello Russo Funeral Home, 306 Main St., Medford Thursday at 9 a.m. followed by a funeral mass to be celebrated in St. Raphael Church, 512 High Street, Medford, at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend. Visiting hours are today, Wednesday, from 4 to 8 p.m. Services will conclude with burial at Oak Grove Cemetery, Medford. To leave a message of condolence

Jeanette Gould 

Animal Lover 

Jeanette M. Gould of Revere died at Whidden Hospital, Everett on. April 25. She was 52 years old.

She had a great love for animals, especially her dog Ginger and her cats Blackie and Gregory.

She was the beloved wife of Ronald Rosen of Revere; loving sister of William A. Gould, Jr. of South Thomaston, ME, Michael J. Gould of San Antonio, TX, Neil M. Gould of Milford and James A. Gould of Wareham. She was the daughter of the late William and Norma (MacEachern) Gould and a sister Anita J. Coyle. A MemoriaL Service will be held on Friday, May 4 at 7 p.m. in the Buma-Sargeant Funeral Home, 42 Congress St., Milford, MA 01757.

Dalita Chorlian 

Well Known Gospel and Church Vocalist For The Armenian Community 

Dalita (Der Bahakian) Chorlian of Revere died at St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center of Boston on April 25 following a long illness. She was 91 years old.

Mrs. Chrolian was born in Tiflia Russia (now Tibliai Georgia) on July 4, 1920. The family immigrated to Germany in 1928, to France in 1930 and cameto the United States in 1935 settling in Watertown. Mrs. Chorlian graduated from Girls High School of Boston and from the prestigious New England Conservatory of Music where she majored in voice and was a pronounced soprano,

Mrs. Chorlian had a full and robust voice, almost operatic in delivery. She sang for the Armenian Community and was a long time member of the Yerevan Choral Society of Boston. She sang in many local and non-local churches and was a longtime soloist for the Watertown Evangelical Church. She also performed at the New England Fellowship of Evangelicals, Inc., better known as Rumney Bible Conference, during their summer conference. This was (and still is) the primary vacation destination of The Chorlian Family.

In1950, Mrs. Chorlian made an extended trip to Fresno, California, a mecca of Armenian culture, where she continued her robust Gospel singing career which led to her singing on the radio.

Her family had long roots within the Armenian Church and the Evangelical Movement. Her father, the late Rev. Mardira Der Sahakian, was pastor of several Armenian-Evangelical Churches in the area with Dalita being his soloist. She was also the daughter of the late Mariam (Avedian) Der Sahakian. Mrs. Chorlian’s husband, John G. Chorlian, a member of one of Revere’s oldest Armenian families, died in July of 1997. She was the cherished mother of Paul C. Chorlian and his devoted wife, Toni B. (Bergeron) Chorlian of West Newton.

She was a wife, mother and homemaker, who dedicated her life to her family and especially to her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

Family and friends are invited to attend visiting hours on Sunday, May 6 from 6 to 9 p.m. in the Vertccio & Smith Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway, (Route 107) Revere.. Her funeral service will be conducted on Monday, May 7 at 11 a.m. in the First Congregational Church, 230 Beach St., Revere followed by Entombment in Woodlawn (Sheffield Building) Community Mausoleum of Everett.

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