Obituaries 07-18-2012

Elizabeth Graziani

East Boston Resident

Elizabeth (Visconti) Graziani of East Boston died on July 15.

The beloved wife of the late Gennaro I. Graziani, she was the loving mother of Theresa Battista and her husband, Russell of Lexington, Ann Graziani and her husband, Robert Salvati of Quincy and Stephen Graziani of East Boston; cherished grandmother of Gianna Celona, Michael and Marc Battista; dear sister of Maria Bologna of Akron, Ohio, Gino Visconti and Vincenzo Visconti, both of Italy, Salvatore Visconti of Revere, Joseph Visconti of Canton, Ohio, Anthony Visconti of Stoughton and the late Ralph and Pasquale Visconti. She is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.

Her Funeral will be held from the Kirby-Rapino Memorial Home, 917 Bennington St. (Orient Heights) East Boston on Thursday at 9 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated in Sacred Heart Church, corner of Brooks and Paris Streets, East Boston at 10 a.m. The family will receive visitors today, Wednesday from 4 to 8 p.m. Services will conclude with burial in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. For online condolences and/or directions, please visit

James Pinksten

Of New Hampshire, formerly of Chelsea

James E. Pinksten  of New Hampshire, formerly of Chelsea, died surrounded by his loving wife and children at Exeter Hospital on July 7 following a long illness.

He worked for U.S. Gypsum Co. and Eastern Tool and Stamping Co. where he retired as Union President of Local IUE #263. He moved to Sandown, NH in 1996 where he led a rich and wonderful life enjoying his home by the lake, playing golf with friends, and especially enjoyed ballroom and square dancing with his wife Joan (Petricone) and their many friends all over New England.

Born and raised in Chelsea, the son of Ernest and Anna (O’Regan), in addition to his loving wife, he will be deeply missed by his children, Michael and his companion, Gina White of Chester, NH, Sharon and her fiancé, Mark Williams of Chelsea, Steven and his companion, Gail Mazzio, and James Jr and his companion, Christine Landry of Revere. He was the beloved stepfather of Donna and her husband, Jim Gabriel of Newburyport, Michelle Proto and her fiancé, Rich Mullins of Nashua, NH and Robert Proto of Everett; devoted brother of Hazel and her husband, Bill Cordeau and Charlie Pinksten, all of Saugus. He was the brother of the late Robert Pinkesten and Joan McCann as was lovingly embraced by his eight grandchildren, Alanna, Erik, Michael, Jenna, Allison, Ryan, Brooke and Emma and many, many friends. He was the former husband of Rita Eriesian (Camarot) of Revere.

A funeral service was held on July 11 at the Brookside Chapel and Funeral Home in Plaistow, NH.

The family requests a donation be sent to the Rockingham VNA and Hospice at 137 Epping Road, Exeter, NH 03833.

Evelyn Fox

Revere Resident

Evelyn (Trebach) Fox of Revere died on July 15. She was 99 years old.

Born in Boston to the late Sam Trebach and Annie (Turetsky), she spent most of her life in Newburyport and was educated in Newburyport Schools. She then moved to Revere and was a homemaker.

She was the beloved wife of the late Paul Fox; devoted mother of Loretta Dietch and her husband, Stephen of Amesbury and Norman Fox of Revere; dear sister of the late Milton Trebach, Stanley Trebach, Eva Gordon, Jean Bloom and Nellie Borofsky; loving grandmother of Joshua and Magdalena, Daniel and Dana, and Jared and Spirit and great grandmother of Benjamin, Judah, Jacob and Max.

Services were held at Temple B’Nai Israel of Beachmont, Revere. Burial was in Everett. Arrangements were by Torf Funeral Service, Chelsea. Contributions in her memory may be made to the Temple B’Nai Israel of Beachmont, 1 Wave Ave., Revere, MA 02151.

Susan Zunick

Of Mashpee, formerly of Peabody

Susan Zunick of Mashpee, formerly of Peabody, died on July 15. She was 72 years old.

The beloved wife of Arnold Zunick of Mashpee, she was the devoted mother of Scott Zunick and his wife, Audrey of Chestnut Hill, Robin Pisano and her husband, Joseph of Revere and Karen Sullivan and her husband, Michael of Melrose; loving sister of Lee Marshall and his wife, Robyn of Seattle, WA; cherished grandmother of Joshua, Danny, Andrew, Eric, Jacqueline and Daniel.

Funeral arrangements were by Stanetsky-Hymanson Memorial Chapel, Salem. Burial was at Maple Hill Cemetery, Peabody. Memorial observance will be held at the home of Scott and Audrey Zunick today, Wednesday, and Thursday from 5 to 9 p.m. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy in her memory may be donated to the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen St, Framingham, MA 01701.

Richard Magown

Melrose Resident

Richard C. Magown of Melrose died on July 12.

A US Army veteran of World War II, he was the beloved husband of Theresa A. (McCormack) Magown; loving father of Deborah Magown of Cambridge and Donna Magown and her husband, Roger Wentworth of Melrose; devoted brother of the late Robert and John Magown and is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

His Funeral Service will be held at the First Congregational Church, 230 Beach St., Revere today,  Wednesday. July 18 at 11 a.m. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited. Funeral arrangements are by the Gately Funeral Home, Melrose. Burial will be in Wyoming Cemetery, Melrose. For directions, flowers, obituary and to sign guest book, visit

Elena Jose

Everett Resident

Elena R. Jose of Everett died on July 13.

She was the beloved wife of the late Dionisio Jose Sr.; loving mother of Pepito Jose Sr. of Malden, Yolanda Cruz of Everett, Luzviminda Ladringan of Texas, Violeta Curran of Revere, Doin Jose Jr. of Everett, Rodrigo Jose Sr. of Chelsea and Fernando Jose, both of Chelsea, Marilyn Almendras of Everett and the late Jaime Jose and the late Gerard Jose; cherished sister of the late Castura Pacrem, Sebastiana Devera, Eustaquia Realin, Ernesto Realin, Regino Realin, and Magdalina Realin. She is also survived by 22 grandchildren and 23 great grandchildren. Arrangements were by the Weir- MacCuish Golden Rule Funeral Home, Malden. She will be brought home to the Philippines for services and committal. For obituary please visit:

Anna Zanstuck

Of Revere, formerly of Charlestown

Anna H. (Smith) Zanstuck of Revere, formerly of Charlestown, died unexpectedly on July 12. She was 94 years old.

A retiree of Schrafft’s Candy of Charlestown and Jordan Marsh Co. of Boston. she was the wife of the late John J. Zanstuck Jr.; devoted mother of Carol Anne Zanstuck and Marie F. Zanstuck, both of Revere and John J. Zanstuck III and his wife, Deborah of Weymouth; cherished grandmother of Matthew S. and Scott M. Zanstuck, both of Pembroke and John J. Zanstuck IV of Weymouth; dear sister of Antoinette Primerano and Jennie Smith, both of Arlington, Helen Bushee of Middleton and the late Michael and Frank Smith. She is also lovingly survived by many nieces, nephews, grand nieces and grand nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, Revere. Burial was in St. Michaels Cemetery, Jamaica Plain. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to Dana Farber Cancer Intsitute, Div. of Development & The Jimmy Fund, 10 Brookline Pl West, Brookline, MA 02445-9924. For more information, visit:

Maria DiMascio

Medford Resident

Maria (DiPietro) DiMascio of Medford died on July 12. She was the beloved wife of the late Sigismondo; devoted mother of Giovanna Valentini of Revere, Luciano and Domenico DiMascio, both of Medford, Antonio DiMascio of Wakefield and Anna Bettinelli of Stoneham; loving grandmother of Maria Brito, Sandra Valentini, Cristina, Steven, Anthony, Andrew, Gina and Derek DiMascio, Brianna and Joseph Bettinelli and the late Stefania DiMascio; loving great grandmother of Christian, Brandon and Matthew Brito; sister of Antonia Zola of Argentina, Regina DelMonaco of Quincy, Romeo DiPietro of Medford, and the late Giulio, Erminio, Domenico DiPietro and Enrichetta Frost.

Funeral arrangements were by the Dello Russo Funeral Home, Medford. Entombment was at Woodlawn Mausoleum, Everett. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent in Mrs. DiMascio’s name to St. Jude Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. To leave a message of condolence

Gail Shea

Office Manager at Atlas Auto Body

Gail L. (DiCesare) Shea, formerly of Revere, died at her Lynnfield home surrounded by her family on July 12. She was 51 years old.

Born in Revere and the Office Manager at Atlas Auto Body, she was the beloved wife of John F. Shea of Lynnfield; devoted mother of Ian and Evan Shea, both of Lynnfield; loving daughter of the late Anthony and Daisy A. (Modugno) DiCesare; dear sister of Vincent DiCesare and his wife Nancy, Anthony DiCesare and his wife Janet ,and Ferdinand DiCesare and his wife, Paula, all of Lynnfield; cherished daughter-in-law of Edward and Bernice (Pavey) Shea of New Hampshire; sister-in-law of Sarah Torretta and husband, Joe of Wakefield, Joyce Ciano and husband, Paul of Hanson and Stephen Shea of Billerica; niece of Lidia McDonough of Lynn and is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons~Bruno Funeral Home, Revere. Burial was in Forest Hill Cemetery, Lynnfield. For guestbook please visit:

Leo ‘Babe’ Taglieri

Owned Tags Trucking and Tags Bulldozer Service, World War II Veteran of the Battle of the Bulge

Leo “Babe” Taglieri of Saugus, formerly of Revere, died on June 23 after a brief illness. He was 86 years old.

The husband of Laura (Nazzaro) Taglieri with whom he shared 48 years of marriage, he was born and raised in Revere, the son of the late Lucio and Angelina (Ermo) Taglieri. After attending Revere High School, he enlisted in the US Army during World War II. He was trained by Darbey’s Ranger’s for a special mission and jumped into France during the Battle of the Bulge Campaign.

After serving his country, he returned home, bought a 10 wheeler truck and started Tags Trucking. He joined the International Union of Operating Engineers Local 4 of which he was a proud member for 47 years. He started with one truck and turned it into Tags Bulldozer Service. He made a runway at Logan Airport, worked all over Boston, Revere and Saugus. ‘Babe’ could point out many interesting sites and developments of which he was proud to have worked on.

Besides his loving wife, he is survived by his step-children: Vincent Blengs of Revere, Diane Blengs of Saugus and her fiancé, Robert A. Flammia of Malden, who is also Babe’s best friend; the grandfather of William Walker IV of New York, Lt. David Walker (U.S. Army) of Saugus and his granddaughter, Rachel Walker of New York; the brother of Alfred Taglieri and his wife, Louise of Revere and the late Henry, Louie and Mal Taglieri, Hilda D’Amico and Jean Fellabella. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews of whom he was very fond. He was the brother in law of Robert and Judy Anderson of Revere.

Memorial donations may be made to The Chelsea Soldier’s Home Activity Fund, 91 Crest Ave., Chelsea, MA 02150. For condolences

Reinaldo Macareno

East Boston Resident

Reinaldo Macareno of East Boston died on July 4. He was 59 years old.

He was the devoted father of Michelle Macareno of Dorchester, Nicholas and Anthony Macareno, both of Revere; former companion of Pam Sordillo of Revere and dear brother of Mario Macareno and Barbara Perez.

A celebration of his life was held in the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home (Orient Heights) East Boston. For more information visit:

Alphonso Reppucci

Of Malden, formerly of Revere

Alphonso A. Reppucci of Malden, formerly of Revere, died unexpectedly at home on July 10. He was 89 years old.

A US Army veteran of World War II, he was a member of the VFW and the I.T.A.M and worked for Sears TV Repair Department until his retirement.

Born in Boston, the beloved son of the late Giacomo and Anna (Meli), he was the dear brother of John Reppucci of Revere and the late Anthony, Ralph, Carmine, and Florence Consalvo. He is also survived by many loving nieces, nephews and grand nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons- Bruno Funeral Home, Revere. Burial was at Holy Cross Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Italian Home For Children, 1125 Centre St., Jamaica Plain MA 02130. For guest book please visit

David Dubuque

Former Electrician

David A. Dubuque of Lawrence, formerly of Lynn and Saugus, died unexpectedly on July 6. He was 37 years old.

Born in Cambridge and raised in Saugus, the son of David Harris and his wife, Cathie of Lynn and Mary Herman of Lawrence, he was a 1994 graduate of Saugus High School Extension and was formerly employed as an electrician. He enjoyed camping and gardening with his father, biking and spending time with his friends.

He was the father of Sebastian of Arizona and Katelyn of Washington and brother of Allison Harris of Newton, April Nadolna of Belchertown, Rachel Harris of Beverly and Stephen Nadolna of Salem. He is also survived by his fiancé, Shannon Dozois of Dracut, a sister-in-law Renee Garrett of Saugus and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Goodrich Funeral Home, Lynn.

Frank Simone

His Positive Attitude and Love for Life Touched Everyone He Met

Frank R. Simone of Peabody died on July 12. He was 88 years old.

Born in Revere on July 23, 1924, the son of the late Rose and Santo Simone, he graduated from Revere High School in 1942. He served in the US Marine Corps during World War II from 1943 to 1945, when he was honorably discharged with a disabling injury. He was the recipient of the Purple Heart.

In 1949, he married Dorothy Natola, with whom he shared almost 62 years of marriage. They moved to Peabody in 1962 and raised two daughters.

He worked for the Social Security Administration as a Claims Representative for many years until his retirement. When his wife became ill with Parkinson’s Disease, he devoted his life to caring for her. In her final years at a nursing home, he spent every day at her side until her very last day.

Frank was the most loving, giving person that you could ever meet. His family was everything to him and he gave his all to them. He enjoyed watching the Red Sox and Patriots on TV, and he also liked watching the “judge shows” with the court cases. He loved yard sales and went to them every Saturday morning for years. He was extremely personable and could strike up a conversation with anyone he met. He also had quite a sense of humor. Anyone who encountered him was usually smiling within a minute or two. In his final weeks at hospitals and rehabs, all the nurses loved him and said he kept them laughing. His positive attitude and love for life touched everyone he met.

Frank will be greatly missed and deeply loved always. We know that he is happy now with his bride in heaven, and we look forward to being together with him again there.

He was the beloved husband of the late Dorothy C. (Natola) Simone; loving father of Karen January and her companion, Jim McLaughlin of N. Andover and Janet Leonard of New Hampshire; dear brother of Joseph C. Simone of San Diego and the late Patrick E. Simone; cherished grandfather of Steven Leonard, Christin Leonard and Michelle Lefever and her husband, Jason;

great-grandfather of David, Josiah and Lorelei Lefever and Ainsley Rennick. He is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.

His Funeral Service will be held in the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons~Bruno Funeral Home, 128 Revere St., Revere on Monday, July 23 at 11:30 a.m. Relatives and friends are kindly invited. Visitation will be held Monday from 11 to 11:30 a.m. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery. For guestbook please visit:

Joseph Byrne

Melrose Resident

Joseph M. Byrne of Melrose, went home to his heavenly family and beautiful wife Pat on July 16.

He was the beloved husband of 56 years to the late Patricia A. (Convery) Byrne; loving father of J. Michael Byrne Jr. of Revere, Juliana M. Lemp of Newbury, Maria Hutchings, Patrice Wharem and her husband, Dave Dutil and Timothy G. Byrne, all of New Hampshire and Vincent R. Byrne and his wife, Joanne of Saugus; grandfather of Chris, Jamie, Meghan, Caitlin, Craig, Joe, Diana, Vanessa, Brittany and James; great grandfather of Madison Rose, Daniel Joseph, Jonah, Adrienne, Owen, Will, Isaiah and Cambria. Brother of James “Donnie” Byrne of Woburn, Gerald Byrne of FL and the late Vincent, Thomas, Charles Byrne, Irene McMenimen, Margaret Healy and Barbara Larkin. Brother-in-law of Barbara and Raymond Carye, Mary Byrne and Terry Byrne. He is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews.

His Funeral will be held from the Gately Funeral Home, 79 W. Foster St. Melrose on Friday, July 20 at 9 a.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Most Blessed Sacrament Church, 1155 Main St., Wakefield at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend. Visiting hours are Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m. Burial will be in Puritan Lawn Cemetery in Peabody. Memorial contributions may be made to the Little Sisters of the Poor, 186 Highland Avenue Somerville, MA 02143. For obituary, directions, to send a message of condolence or view an online tribute please visit

Carmella Ferrante

Of Revere, formerly of East Boston

Carmella (Brangiforte) Ferrante of Revere, formerly of East Boston, died on July 16.

She was the beloved wife of the late Pasquale Ferrante; loving mother of Linda Carlton and her husband, Jim of Revere, Anthony Ferrante and his wife, Peggy and Rosemarie Ferrante, all of Revere, Pasquale Ferrante Jr. and his wife, Susan of Saugus and Phillip Ferrante and his wife, Tracey of Revere; cherished grandmother of nine and great-grandmother of two. She was the dear sister of Rocco Brangiforte and his wife, Joanne of Saugus, Salvatore “Bibi” Brangiforte and his wife, Anne, Phillip “Junior” Brangiforte and his wife, Maureen, Joseph Brangiforte, Josephine Gentile and her late husband, Marshal, all of East Boston, the late Domenic Brangiforte and his surviving wife, Mary of Revere, and Annmarie James and her late husband, Jessie. She is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.

Her Funeral will be held from the Rapino Memorial Home, 9 Chelsea St. (Maverick Sq.) East Boston on Friday at 9 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated in Immaculate Conception Church, 133 Beach St., Revere at 10:30 a.m. The family will receive visitors on Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m. Services will conclude with burial in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. For online condolences and/or directions, please visit:

John M. (Johnny “Be” Good) Ciano  of Revere

John M died In Manchester N.H. on Monday 16th aged 27years. He was born in Wellesley and graduated from Milton High School and moved to Revere and was employed at Crystal Foods as warehouse  director and at C& S Grocery as head auto picker .

He was the son of John ‘Jack’ and Victoria (Richards) Ciano . He is survived by his devoted wife Christina (Lucas) Ciano of Everett, his Mother Victoria Richards of Milton, his father John’Jack’Ciano of Revere  his Brothers ,Michael A. Ciano of Billerica, Connor Richards of Milton, his Sister Amanda Richards of Milton, his stepson Chase Lucas of Manchester N.H.  He was the Grandson of John A. & Leslie Ciano of Boston and Mr & Mrs Herman Protze of Florida, his aunts Lynda Federoff and Diana Ciano both of PA. Stephanie Ciano of Hollisten, Kim Ciano Costello of Belmont, his cousins Tara Federoff Charlotte & Olivia Pace, Natalie & Christopher Ciano.

John enjoyed spending time with his family and was a very athletic young man who loved Golf, Skiing, Hockey & Baseball. He had many friends who will miss him dearly. He will be  deeply missed by his family members he will be kept in his family’s heart always. May he rest in GOD’s keeping until we meet again.

The service will be held on Friday 20th at 11 AM at St Anthony’s 250 Revere St.  Revere.

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