Obituaries 08-15-2012

Muriel McCullough-Caputo

Retiree of Salvation Army Boston Store

Muriel (Ireland) McCullough-Caputo of Lynn, formerly of Saugus, died on August 8 following a brief illness. She was 85 years old.

A retiree of the Salvation Army Store in Boston, she was the beloved wife of the late James F. McCullough and Frank P. Caputo; cherished mother of Deborah A. Caputo and Michael W. Caputo, both of Norwich, CT,  Peter A. Caputo and his wife, Jill of Saugus, John L. Caputo of Lynnfield and the late Daniel DeFelice and Frank L. Caputo; devoted grandmother of Danielle Bradley of Dartmouth, MA, Raya Sunshine DeSimone-Caputo of Winthrop, John R. Surette of Charlestown and Michael C. Surette of Saugus; dear sister of Helen Fuller of New Jersey and is also lovingly survived by her great-granddaughter, Tiara Pina and her devoted caregiver, Joseph A. Rotunno  of Lynn, many nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, Revere. Private burial was in Swampscott Cemetery. Remembrances may be made to the New England Shelter for Homeless Veterans, 17 Court St, Boston, MA 02108. For more information. visit:

Joseph ‘Mike’ Byrne

Respiratory Therapist

Joseph M. “Mike” Byrne died suddenly at the Whidden Memorial Hospital in Everett on August 8. He was only 59 years old.

‘Mike’ was born in Malden on September 24, 1952 to the late Joseph and Patricia (Convery) Byrne. He was raised in Melrose, graduated from Melrose High School in 1970, Dean Jr. College and North Shore Community College with a degree in respiratory therapy. Mr. Byrne worked as a respiratory therapist at the East Boston Neighborhood Health Center for many years. An avid golfer, he was a former member of the Beverly Golf Club. But most of all he was wonderful and caring son, brother and uncle who will be sorely missed by all who loved him.

He was the loving son of the late Joseph and Patricia (Convery) Byrne; devoted brother of 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 and the caring and very close friend of Lyn Sweesey. He is also survived by his beloved nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Gately Funeral Home, Melrose. Burial was in Puritan Lawn Cemetery, Peabody. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Little Sisters of the Poor, 186 Highland Avenue, Somerville, MA 02143. To send a message of condolence or view an online tribute please visit

Irene Norwood

40-Year Waitress at Hawthorne Restaurant in Lynn

Irene (Pambookjian) Norwood of Revere died on August 9. She was 87 years old.

Born in Philadelphia and a waitress at the Hawthorne Restaurant in Lynn for 40 years, she was the devoted mother of Roberta Lee Clifford of Revere and her fiancé, Albert Facda of East Boston, Gerald Norwood and his wife, Kathy of Brockton and James Norwood and his late wife, Camille of Revere; cherished grandmother of Renee, Haley, Michelle, Lisa, Mark, Renee and the late Christopher.

Funeral arrangements were by the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons~Bruno Funeral Home, Revere. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. Memorial donations may be made to: Alzheimer’s Association, MA Chapter, 311 Arsenal St., Watertown, MA 02472. For guestbook please visit:

Agostino ‘Musty’ Belmonte

US Postal Service Retiree

A Founder of Mowanna Bocce League of Revere

Agostino J. “Musty” Belmonte died after a brief illness at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital on August 9. He was 91 years old.

“Musty” was born in Boston on September 18, 1920 to the late Agostino and Clorinda (Gaeta) Belmonte. He was raised in East Boston and graduated from East Boston High School. A US Army veteran of World War II, he served in the European Theatre and was part of the first response medical team after the US liberation of the concentration camps.

He lived in Revere for most of his life before moving to Melrose in 1988. Mr. Belmonte worked as an administrator for the US Post Office in the South Boston Postal Annex, retiring in 1984. He had a wonderful life that was centered around his family. He was a founding member of the Mowanna bocce league in Revere, which has endured for almost four decades and was still an active player. Agostino was also a very active member of his condominium association, serving on the board for many years and was a former member of St. Anthony’s Church in Revere, where he was the treasurer for the band for several years.

Mr. Belmonte was the beloved husband of Mary A. (Pagliarulo) Belmonte; loving father of Susan Chavanne and her husband, Marc of Melrose and Linda Johnston and her husband, Daniel of Norfolk; brother of Anna Lionetta and her husband, Joseph of Arlington, Mary Tutrone of Andover and John Belmonte and his wife, Gloria of Saugus; brother-in-law of Theresa Pagliarulo of Revere; grandfather of Laura Chavanne, Ryan Johnston, David Chavanne, Kaylin Groenheide and Julie Chavanne and is also survived by two great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Gately Funeral Home, Melrose. Burial with military honors was at Woodlawn Cemetery in Everett. Memorial contributions may be made to the Joslin Diabetes Center, 1 Joslin Place, Boston, MA 02215. To send a message of condolence or view an online tribute please visit

Beverly Iris Ward

Attorney for Mass. Commission Against Discrimination

Beverly Iris Ward of Lynn, formerly of Revere, died on August 7 after a long battle with cancer. She was 54 years old.

Born in Boston and a graduate of Revere High School, she received her bachelor’s degree from Northeastern University. She also graduated from Suffolk Law, received her Masters Degree from the University of San Diego and was an attorney for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination.

She was the loving daughter of the late Leo and the late Sylvia (Luster) Ward; the dear sister of Gary Ward, Barry Ward and his wife, Nancy and the late Martin Ward; dear sister-in-law of Marie Ward and the late Kathleen Ward and the loving aunt of Lisa, Jason, Joseph, Michelle, Jeremy, Ashley, Victoria and Zachary. She is also survived by her two loving cats, Mitch and Bailey.

Funeral arrangements were by Torf Funeral Service, Chelsea. Burial was in Greenview Cemetery, Everett. Donations in her memory may be made to American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22718 Oklahoma City, OK 73123-1718 or to Friends of Marblehead’s Abandoned Animal Shelter, 44 Village St. Marblehead, MA 01945. For online guestbook, please visit the funeral home website,

Costanzo ’Chris’ Cacchiotti

East Boston Resident

Costanzo “Chris” Cacchiotti of East Boston died on August 5.

A US Army veteran of World War II, he was the beloved husband of Thelma (Larsen) Cacchiotti; loving father of Colleen Gaeta of Revere, Kathleen Landry and her husband, Brian of Burlington and the late Laraine Reed; cherished grandfather of Robert, Nicholas and Jason; dear brother of Anna Felzani, Rita Sorrento, both of Revere and the late Vincent “Jimmy” Cacchiotti.

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John Richard Limoli

Of Maine, Formerly of Revere

John Richard Limoli of Maine, formerly of Revere, died on July 30.

A US Navy Vietnam veteran, he was the beloved son of Grace (Deel) Limoli and the late Joseph Limoli; loving father of Robin Adam Limoli of Maine and John Joseph Limoli of Lynn; dear brother of Diane Limoli of Framingham, Daniel Limoli of Maine and Cathy Limoli of Revere and cherished grandfather of five.

Funeral arrangements were by the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons~Bruno Funeral Home, Revere. Burial was in Puritan Lawn Memorial Park. For guestbook, please visit:

Marion Peddle

Member of St. Luke’s Ladies Guild and Choir

Marion J. (Parsons) Peddle of Chelsea died on August 10. She was 92 years old.

A member of the Ladies Guild and choir at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Chelsea, she was the wife of the late James Peddle and is lovingly survived by her late husband’s children: James Peddle, Joan Randall and Mary Baron, all of New Hampshire, Priscilla Macdonald of Revere, Edith Wright of Virginia; dear sister of Myrtis Collins of Newfoundland and the late Dorothy Pearcey.  She is also lovingly survived by nine grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the William R. Carafa & Son Home For Funerals, Chelsea. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery in Everett

Helen Lundquist

Hysil Retiree

Helen M. Lundquist, a lifelong resident of Revere, died on August 9 at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston following a brief illness. She was 74 years old.

Born and raised in Revere, she was a 1955 graduate of Revere High School. For many years, she worked in the production department at Hysil Manufacturing of Revere.

She was the devoted mother of Mary M. Cechura of Revere,  Regina Gonya and her husband, Martin of Lynn, Deborah M. Kendall of Batesville, Mississippi, Dale T. Lundquist of Revere and Tonia M. Young and her husband, Randy of Poland, Maine; the cherished grandmother of Jamie, Christina, Katielyn, Dallas, Dakota, Jennifer, Marty, Christopher, Chelsea, Melissa, Zachary, Dale, Jr., Elizabeth and Meaghan. She is also lovingly survived by her great grandson Dante and by many devoted and caring nieces and nephews. She was the daughter of the late Mary M. (Gilmore) Murray-Duffy who died on February 6, 2012 and the late Charles Murray and the sister of the late Thomas H. Duffy, Jr. and Frances Burke.

Family and friends are invited to attend visiting hours on Saturday, August 18 in the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Route 107) Revere. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be directed to the family and would be most appreciated. For more information, visit:

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