Obituaries 08-29-2012

James Celona, Jr.

East Boston Resident

James J. Celona, Jr. of East Boston died on August 24.

He was the beloved father of James A. Celona of Winthrop and Gabriella, Alexandra and Guilianna of Malden; former husband of Susan (Fronduto) Celona and Annette (Monteleone) Celona; cherished son of Dolores (Silva) Celona and James J. Celona, Sr.; loving brother of Michelle Celona O’Neill and her husband, Daniel of Winthrop, St. Sgt. Joel Celona and his wife, Paula of East Boston and Meghann Celona of Revere; adored uncle of Michayla, Michel, Daniel, Joelle, Ella and Joel, Jr.

His Funeral will be held from Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, 262 Beach St., Revere on Thursday at 9:30 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in Sacred Heart Church, 45 Brooks St., East Boston at 11 a.m. Family and friends may visit today, Wednesday, from 3 to 8 p.m. Burial will be at Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. For directions and guest book:

Anthony Brazzo

Of Revere, formerly of East Boston

Anthony W. Brazzo of Revere, formerly of East Boston, died unexpectedly on August 25.

He was the cherished son of Lillian “Chickie” (Myers) Wadlend and her husband, Joseph Wadlend of Revere and the loving son of Anthony C. Brazzo of Revere; dear brother of Joseph Sanecchairo of Danvers; fond uncle of Leonard Sanecchario and fiancé of Kathleen Haggerty of Revere.

Burial was private with arrangements entrusted to Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, Revere.

Carmine D’Andrea

Retired Flooring Contractor

Carmine J. D’Andrea, a long time resident of Everett, died unexpectedly on August 26 at the Whidden Memorial Hospital in Everett. He was 80 years old.

A retired flooring contractor, he was born in Boston, the beloved son of Louise (Cowels) and the late Jerome D’Andrea; dear and devoted father of Valarie E. McCabe and her husband, Jeffrey of Chester, NH and Carmine J. D’Andrea, Jr. of Everett; brother of Christine Gentile of Revere, Deborah D’Andrea of Cape Cod, Steven D’Andrea of Marshfield, Michael D’Andrea of Kingston and Robert D’Andrea of Medford and loving grandfather of Abigal, Olivia and Connor McCabe.

His Funeral will be held from the Cafasso & Sons Funeral Home, 65 Clark St. (Corner of Main St.) Everett on  Thursday morning at 10 followed by a  Funeral Mass in the Immaculate Conception Church,  487 Broadway, Everett at 11 a.m.  Burial will be private. 

Theresa Lou Stack

Home Health Aide

Theresa Lou Stack, a 40-year resident of Revere, died at her home on August 24 following a brief illness. She was 66 years old.

Born in Boston, she lived in Boston’s North End until she was four years old. The family moved to Jamaica Plain in 1949and then to Revere in 1972. For more than 18 years, she worked as a Home Health Aide for Malden Home Services.

She was the beloved wife of 47 years of John F. Stack, the cherished daughter of Olga M. (Turino) Skelton of Revere and the late Edwin M. Skelton; devoted mother of Bryan E. Stack of Birmingham, Alabama and Kimberly Beaupre and her husband, Bryan of Derry, NH; the dear twin sister of Malesa Lou Fagone and her husband, Richard of Revere and is also lovingly survived by her grandchildren, Sarah E. and Victoria G. Stack of Birmingham, Alabama and Brennah, Kyle and Brayden Beaupre, all of Derry, NH.

Funeral Arrangements were by the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, Revere. Entombment was in Holy Cross Community Mausoleum of Malden. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701. For more information, visit:   

William Merenda

Rossetti-Cowan Senior Center Member

William J. Merenda of Revere died on August 24.

A US Navy veteran of World War II and a fond member of the Rossetti-Cowan Senior Center, he was the beloved husband of the late Yolanda (Simili), the devoted father of Lois Internicola and her loving companion, Antonio D’Ambrosio, Sandra O’Connell and her husband, Daniel of Revere; dear brother of Marie Trinidade of Iowa, Anne Bethune of Saugus, Eleanor McHarg of Lawrence, Frances Ferragamo of Revere and Carmella Umanita of Bedford; grandfather of Joseph Jr., Lisa Granese and her husband, Michael and Daniel O’Connell and great grandfather of Joseph Internicola III and William Michael Granese. He is also survived by his loving companion Irma Accettullo.

Funeral arrangements were by the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, Revere. For guest book visit

Nicholas Restuccia

Worked for Adjunct General’s Office of Mass National Guard

Nicholas A. Restuccia of Centerville, formerly of Revere, died peacefully surrounded by his loving family on August 20.

A US Army veteran of World War II, he was employed by the Mass National Guard Adjunct? Generals Office.

He was the beloved husband of over 60 years to Theresa “Tessie” (Cappuccio) Restuccia; cherished son of the late Antonino and Josephine Restuccia; devoted father of Nicholas Restuccia, Jr. and his wife, Lillian of Lynnfield, Jane Restuccia of New York, NY and Joan Restuccia and her husband, Franco Ferrara of Milan, Italy; dear brother of the late Grace and Esther Restuccia; adored grandfather of Joseph and Paul and is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home, (Orient Heights) East Boston. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105. Burial was in Puritan Lawn Memorial Cemetery, Peabody. For more information or to send an online condolence please visit:

Eugene Sweeney

Charlestown Resident

Eugene F. Sweeney fought a courageous battle against cancer and died on August 21.

He was the beloved son of the late Mary (O’Connor) of Chelsea and Eugene Sweeney of Randolph; cherished husband of Charlene M. (Carvell) Sweeney of Charlestown; loving father of Mary “Pinky” Sweeney and Sheila Sweeney, both of Charlestown; step-father of Jere Getchell of Charlestown, Eric Getchell of Merrimack, NH, and Kurt and his wife, Jennifer Getchell of Newton; brother of Mary “Penny” Sweeney of Watertown, John “Jackie” Sweeney and his wife, Karen of No. Reading, Margaret “Peggy” Bishop and her husband, Raymond of Revere, and Gayle Sweeney of Boston, and the late William “Billy” Sweeney of Charlestown; adoring grandfather of Michael, Terry, Shana, Kelsey, Frankie, Sara, Robert, Dylan, Max, Carter, Geno, Anthony, Mia, Alexis, and Ava.; dear brother-in-law of Frances Roberts, James and his wife, Eleena Carvel, and Donald Carvell. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews and was the devoted friend of the Sheila Cali and Steve Guertan families.

Funeral arrangements were by the John H. Sawyer Funeral Home, Charlestown. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. In lieu of flowers, please make memorial donations to the Hospice of the North Shore and Greater Boston, 75 Sylvan St., Suite B-102, Danvers, MA 01923.

Bonnie ‘Stoney Burke’ Spaulding

Everett Resident

Bonnie R. “Stoney Burke” Spaulding of Everett died on August 19.

She was the loving daughter of the late William A. and Ruth (Oberlander) Maggs; beloved wife of Richard Spaulding of Everett; devoted mother of Alesha K Davie and her husband, James of Maine, Renée M. Spaulding of Everett and Jacob R. Spaulding and his fiancé, Stacey Barbaro of Everett; dear sister of Richard Maggs of New Hampshire, Laurie Ritson of Saugus and the late William “Billy” Maggs and his surviving wife, Ellen of Andover; cherished grandmother of Jessy, Ashley, Kayla, Sara, James, Logan and Taydem; great-grandmother of Adriana “Nikki” and is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons~Bruno Funeral Home, Revere. For guestbook please visit:

Robert Caggiano

Boston College Retiree

Robert T. Caggiano of Chelsea, formerly of East Boston. died on August 17.

A US Army veteran, he was employed for 44 years as Stationary Engineer at Boston College.

He was the beloved husband of Annelies (Anke) Caggiano, the loving father of Brenda Caggiano and Susan Marie Caggiano, both of Saugus, Robert M. Caggiano of Nahant and Thomas Caggiano of Chelsea; cherished grandfather of Abigail, Nicholas, Rebecca and Erika; dear brother of Eleanor LeBrun of Melrose, James Caggiano of East Boston, Rosemary Watson of Saugus and the late Frantcis “Buddy” Caggiano.

Funeral arrangements were by the Bisbee-Porcella Funeral Home, Saugus. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. John’s Episcopal Church, 8 Prospect St, Saugus, MA 01906. For condolences

Eleanor Coscia

Of Las Vegas, formerly of Revere

Family and friends are invited to attend a visitation and celebration of life for Eleanor L. (Cristiano) Coscia at the family residence at 43 Cushman Avenue, Revere on Tuesday, September 4 from 9:30 to 11 a.m.

Mrs. Coscia died on July 15 at Spring Valley Medical Center of Las Vegas, Nevada following a brief illness, she was 79 years old.

Born and raised in Revere and a 1950 graduate of Revere High School, she spent most of her life here until moving to Las Vegas in 2000.In Nevada, she worked for more than 10 years for the County of Southern Nevada Health District as their Executive Administrative Assistant.

She was the wife of the late Anthony L. Coscia who died in August of 1993; the daughter of the late Domenic and Anna (Penta) Christiano; the cherished mother of Steven A. Coscia of Winthrop and David M. Coscia of Los Angeles, CA. She was the sister of the late Anna (Cristiano) Russo and Michael Cristiano and is also lovingly survived by many nieces, nephews, grand nieces and grand nephews.

Burial will be held privately. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (Los Angeles Chapter) 6033 West Century Boulevard,  Suite 300, Los Angeles, CA 90045, Attn: David M. Coscia. (

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