Obituaries 09-19-2012

Barbara Crowell

Avid Boston Team Sports Fan and Lifelong Chelsea Resident

Barbara E. (Smith) Crowell, a lifelong resident of Chelsea, died on September 12. She was 73 years old.

During her working career, she worked at Coolray-American Optical, Towle Leonard Silver Co., and Smith Craft Lighting Co. She was an avid sports fan of the home town Boston teams.

Wife of the late Gordon I. Crowell, she was the beloved sister of Richard D. Smith of Revere, Patricia A. Aniello and her husband, Joseph of New Hampshire; daughter of the late Chelsea Police Det. Sgt. Joseph B. and Teresa (Francis) Smith; dear aunt of Julie Aniello of Medford, Noelle Smith of Revere, Joseph Aniello of Florida, Mark Aniello of New Hampshire and Steven DeLeo Jr. of Medford.

Funeral arrangements were by the William R. Carafa & Son Home For Funerals, Chelsea. Burial was private. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to a charity of one’s choice

Eileen DiLuigi

East Boston Resident

Eileen (Murray) DiLuigi died in East Boston on September 14.

She was the beloved wife of the late Medford Police Department Officer Frank DiLuigi, Sr,; daughter of the late Henry and Louise (Ryan) Murray; mother of Frank DiLuigi, Jr. and Denise of East Boston, David DiLuigi of East Boston and the late Carol and Robert DiLuigi; grandmother of Amanda DiLuigi and sister of Ann Picardi of East Boston and Daniel Murray of Revere. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Magrath Funeral Home, East Boston. Burial was in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. Donations in her memory to a charity of your choice would be appreciated.

Rose Lewis

Resident of Revere and Andover

Rose Lewis of Revere and Andover died on September 12. She was 95 years old.

The loving wife of the late Joseph Lewis, she was the devoted mother of Eileen Bonasera and her husband, Henry; loving grandmother of Jonathan Bonasera and Jodi Roache and cherished great-grandmother of Samantha and Connor Roache and Alex and Andrew Bonasera. She was the sister of  Jack Beloff.

Graveside services were held at Sudilkov Cemetery, Everett. Memorial donations may be made to the Jack Satter House Tenants Assoc. 420 Revere Beach Blvd, Revere, MA 02151. Arrangements were entrusted to Torf Funeral Service, Chelsea.  For online guestbook, please visit the funeral home website:

Richard Roger Viscarello, Sr.

Retired Educator and School Administrator

Richard Roger Viscarello, Sr. originally from Revere, died on August 30 at Greenwich Hospital in Greenwich, CT, with his family by his side.  He was 89 years old.

Mr. Viscarello was born December 26, 1922 in Revere to the late Concetta (DeLuca) and Clement Viscarello. He graduated from Boston Trade High School in 1941 and shortly after graduation he joined the US Army and fought in Europe during World War II.

On October 12, 1946, he married Mary L. Moschella, also of Revere (the couple would have celebrated their 66th wedding anniversary in a few short weeks.)   She remained by his side and was with him when he passed away.

Mr. Viscarello attended night school while working as an auto mechanic and received his Bachelors Degree in ducation.  Subsequently, he worked in vocational education for the Boston Public School System for more than 30 years in various capacities, including teacher, guidance counselor and Head Master.  While employed, he furthered his education, earning Masters Degrees in both Education and Guidance Counseling.  He retired in the late 1980’s to spend time with his wife and family.

Richard was hard working, dedicated to his family and passionate about higher education.  He was an avid outdoorsman, enjoying hunting, fishing and camping.  Other interests included car restoration and home remodeling.

He is survived by his beloved wife, Mary Viscarello, who resides at Greenwich Woods Healthcare Facility in Greenwich, CT; two sons and daughters-in-law, Richard, Jr. and Shirley Viscarello, of Stamford and Roger and Laura Viscarello of Windham, NH; six grandchildren, Sophia and Ava Viscarello of Stamford CT, Derek and Christopher Viscarello of Revere and Tyler and Katie Viscarello of Windham, NH and a sister Corrine Collins of Fort Worth, Texas.  He was the brother of the late Arthur, Clement, Ernest, Josephine and Jean.

Mr. Viscarello was buried on September 7 at Woodlawn Cemetery in Everett. Arrangements were entrusted to

Bosak Funeral Home & Cremation in Stamford, CT. If you care to express your condolences online, please sign the guestbook at or visit on Facebook at to share your remembrances with his family.

Maureen Alexander

Of Framingham, formerly of East Boston

Maureen Alexander of Framingham, formerly of East Boston, died on September 10.

She was the beloved mother of Andrea Alexander of Rockport; daughter of the late Emma (Gobbi) and Cecil “Blackie” Alexander; sister of Linda Boyer of East Boston, Deborah Alexander of Haverhill, Karen Cardone of Revere, Theresa Gill of Winthrop, and the late John “Chico,” Joseph and Ernest Alexander and lifelong friend of Diane Limoli. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Magrath Funeral Home, East Boston. Memorial donations to the American Diabetes Association would be appreciated.

John ‘Lucky’ McCormack

Master Electrician and VFW Member

John J. “Lucky’ McCormack of Revere died unexpectedly on September 10 at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. He was 80 years old.

Born and raised in Cambridge, he was a graduate of St. Mary’s High School, Cambridge, Class of 1949. He entered the US Army on July 6, 1949 and served until September of 1952. Upon returning home, he continued his education at MIT and graduated in 1957.

Most of his working career was spent as a Master Electrician for Local 103 of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers. In addition to his association with Local 103, he was a long standing member of the VFW Post 299.

He was the beloved husband of the late Dolores C. (Beck) who died in January of 2002; the devoted father of John J. McCormack and his wife, Catherine of Pembroke and Carolyn B. McElroy and her husband, Kenneth C. of Shirley, formerly of Cambridge; cherished grandfather of Ryon C. McElroy, US Marines Special Forces and his wife, Rhiannon of Camp Pendelton, CA, Christopher M. McElroy and his companion, Shannel Prince Ortis of Revere, Katalin E. McElroy of Shirley, John “Jackie,” Steven M. and Colleen McCormack, all of Pembroke and the late Taylor McCormack; the dear brother of Joanne M. Cicatelli and her husband, Lingo of Revere and the late Thomas V., Robert F. and Joseph J. McCormack. He is also lovingly survived by two great grandsons, Aiden T. and Cameron M. McElroy, his sister in law, Jeannette DiBaccio of Nashua, NH and by many nieces, nephews, grand nieces and grand nephews.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, Revere. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the New England Shelter for Homeless Veterans, 17 Court St., Boston, MA 02108. For additional information, visit:

Olimpio Guarino

Of Revere, Formerly of East Boston

Olimpio Guarino of Revere, formerly of East Boston, died suddenly on September 15. He was 43 years old.

An employee of Stop & Shop Stores, he was the beloved husband of Karla B. (Votta) Guarino;  loving son of Massimina (Pisaturo) and the late Mario Guarino;  devoted brother of Cristino, Antonio, Angelo, Pino, Teresa Candela and John Guarino;  dear son in law of Donna Jobity and brother in law of Joseph and Kim Votta. He is also survived by many cherished  aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.

Funeral Services will be held in the Serenity Chapel of the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home, 971 Saratoga St. (Orient Heights) East Boston on Thursday, September 20 at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited. Visiting hours are today,Wednesday, from 4 to 8 p.m. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett.  Memorial donations may be made to Starlight Children’s Foundation, Century Plaza Towers, 2049 Century Park East, Suite 4320, Los Angeles, CA 90067. For more information or to send an online condolence,

Faith Morse

Everett Resident

Faith M. (Bielski) Morse of Everett, formerly of Medford, died suddenly on September 16.

She was the mother of Hope Savage and her husband, Ronald of Everett, Jamie Morse of Medford and Sharilynn Pynn and her husband Keith of Malden; sister of Connie Yunes of Lynn, Robert Bielski of Medford and the late Barbara Ferguson. She is also survived by eight grandchildren.

Visiting hours will be held in the Salvatore Rocco & Sons Funeral Home, 331 Main St., Everett Friday from 4 to 7:30 p.m. A Prayer Service will immediately follow at 7:45 p.m. Relatives and friends are invited. Complimentary valet parking will be available at the front door of the funeral home Friday evening.

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