Obituaries 02-27-2013

Victor Niles Paananen

College Professor, Dean, Author and Political Activist

Victor Niles Paananen of Revere died of cancer on March 24 in Cambridge. He was 75 years old.

Born in Ashtabula, Ohio on Jan. 31, 1938 to Niles and Anni (Iloranta) Paananen, he was a graduate of Ashtabula Harbor High in 1956, Harvard University AB magna cum laude in 1960, and University of Wisconsin, MA and PhD in 1964 and 1967. Victor was married to Donna Jones from 1964 until her death in 2002 and he married Diane De Santis in 2011.

Victor retired in 2002 from Michigan State University, where he was a professor since 1968, and served as Assistant Dean of the Graduate School for 5 years, and as the English Department Chairman for 8 years. He had previously taught at Williams College in Massachusetts and Wofford College in South Carolina. He was named honorary fellow at Roehampton Institute, London.

He was the author of two books, William Blake and British Marxist Criticism, and numerous articles, reviews, and papers. He was a dedicated political activist, served for many years as a member of the Committee for a Workers’ International, and was a founding member of the Labor Party in the United States. He was loved and respected by many.

He is survived by his two sons, Karl of Lansing, MI and Neil (Randi) of Royal Oak, MI and was grandfather of Erik and Ava.  Per his request, a small graveside ceremony will be performed at Bethel Cemetery, Columbus, Wisconsin, where he will be interred next to his first wife Donna. In lieu of flowers, memorials in Victor’s memory can be made to the Harvard College Fund, Office of the Recording Secretary, 124 Mount Auburn St., Cambridge MA, 02138. Arrangements are by Jensen Funeral & Cremation, Columbus, WI 920-623-5850

Prisco Moscato

Of Florida, formerly of East Boston

Prisco Moscato of Cape Coral, Florida, formerly of East Boston, died on March 22.

He was the beloved husband of the late Gilda (Memmolo) Moscato; loving father of Thomas Moscato and his wife, Rosalie of Raynham; cherished grandfather of Laura Spedaliere, Christine Narayana and Sandra Moscato; great-grandfather of three; dear brother of Pasqualina Grieci of East Boston, Angelo Moscato of Revere and Louisa Intoccia of Attleboro.

Funeral arrangements were by the Rapino Memorial Home, East Boston. Burial was in St. Michael Cemetery, Roslindale.  For online condolences visit:

William Wareham


William R. Wareham, a lifelong resident of Revere, died unexpectedly at home on March 20. He was 59 years old.

A graduate of Revere High School, Class of 1972, he continued his education, earned his electrician’s license and worked for Helco Electric Co. of Peabody for more than 18 years.

He was the beloved husband of 39 years to June M. (Salie) Wareham; the devoted father of: Kelly l. Wareham and her companion, Thomas D’Avella of Florida and the late Chris M. Wareham and the late Tiffany P. Wareham; the cherished grandfather of Monica, Mikey, Derek and Nicholas and is also survived by his parents: Wilson R. and Dorothy T. (Bell) Wareham of Ft. Suzy, Florida and his sister, Patricia Stowell and her husband, William of Revere. He was the brother of the late Lori J. Palladino and is also survived by several nieces and nephews.

Family and friends are invited to attend visiting hours today, Wednesday, March 27 in the Vertuccio  & Smith Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Route 107) Revere  beginning at 9 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Anthony of Padua Church, 250 Revere Street. Revere at 11 a.m. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Revere League for Speical Needs, 200 Winthrop Avenue, Revere, MA 02151. For more information, visit:

Robert Dinan, Sr.

Sports Buff; Inducted into Quincy Baseball Hall of Fame in 2009

Robert P. Dinan, Sr. of Saugus died at home on March 21 following a long illness. He was 75 years old.

Born and raised in Boston’s Dorchester section, he attended local schools and was a 1955 graduate of Cathedral High School of Boston.

Always a sports buff, he opened a shop for buying and trading baseball cards and other sports memorabilia known as “Dinan Sporting Goods” and later as “The Locker Room,” which he owned and operated for more than 40 years in Quincy. He was a coach for the Southeast Babe Ruth League for many years. In 2009 he was inducted into the Quincy Baseball Hall of Fame. He was also a member of the Quincy Council, Knights of Columbus.  For many years, as a resident of Saugus, he was a popular crossing guard retiring in 2010.

He was the beloved husband of 39 years of Carol A. (Howell); the devoted father of Robert P. Dinan, Jr. of Marstons Mills, John F. Dinan of Sandwich, Joanne Bryant of Charleston, South Carolina, Kevin J. Dinan and his companion, Jen Foesig of Trinidad, California and Kerri A. Dinan of Saugus;. He is also lovingly survived by seven grandchildren and one great grand daughter.

Funeral arrangements were by the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, Revere. Burial was in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to: Kaplan Family Hospice House, 78 Liberty Street, Danvers, MA 01923 or to: Light The Night Walk for Leukemia & Lymphoma, Attn: “Team Bob” ( or visit

Angelina Ippolito

Of Winthrop, formerly of Revere

Angelina (Imerse) Ippolito of Winthrop, formerly of Revere, died on March 22.

She was the beloved wife of the late Pasquale Ippolito; loving mother of John Ippolito and his wife, Grace of Revere, Salvatore Ippolito and his wife, Katherine, Santo Ippolito and Grace Ippolito, all of Winthrop and the late Maria Grutti, Josephine Amico and her husband, Michael, Jr. of Winthrop; dear sister of many late siblings; cherished grandmother of Grace Marie Gagin, Lisa Cautillo, Grace Ippolito Petrola, Donna Moore and Angelina Ippolito. She is also survived by nine loving great grandchildren, four great great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

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

Ann Annese

Of Revere, formerly of Everett

Ann A. (DeFeo) Annese of Revere died on March 20 at Everett Nursing and Rehab. She was 92 years old.

Born and raised in Everett, the daughter of the lateJames and Jennie DeFeo, she was the beloved mother of Anthony Annese of Revere and the late Kenneth Annese, the dear sister of Viola “Dolly” Rauseo of New Hampshire and the late Al DeFeo, Louis DeFeo, Nick DeFeo and Dr. Adam DeFeo and the former wife of the late Nick Annese and Paul Huga.

Funeral arrangements were by the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, Revere. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the charity of your choice. For guest book, please visit

Carmella DiBattista

Of Danvers

Carmella (Maglio) DiBattista of Danvers, formerly of Peabody, died on March 20.

The beloved wife of the late Liberato, she was the devoted mother of Marie Sulkey of Danvers, Janet DeStefano and husband, Frank of Salem and Joseph and his late wife, Marie of Peabody; dear sister of the late John and Anthony Maglio and Connie Melcher. She is also survived by her grandchildren; Allison Dube and her husband, Eric, Christopher DeStefano and his partner, Robert Knauz, Jason DeStefano, Joseph DiBattista and his wife, Kim, Amanda DiBattista and the late Joyce Sulkey and eight loving great-grandchildren.

Funeral arrangements were by the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, Revere.  Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery. For guestbook & online tributes please visit

Ethel Franklin

Retired Credit Manager

Ethel J. (Salemme) Franklin of Revere died on March 23.  She was 97 years old.

A retired credit manager, born in Boston, she was the beloved wife of the late James Franklin; devoted mother of John Franklin and his wife, Barbara, Josephine Gaff and her husband, Gill and Olga Robinson and her husband, Charles; dear sister of Jeanette Soper and the late Dorothy Carter, William Salemme and Arthur Salemme and is also survived by six  loving grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.

Her  Funeral Service will be held in the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons~Bruno Funeral Home, 128 Revere St., Revere today, Wednesday, March 27, at 11 a.m. Relatives and friends are kindly invited. Visitation will be today, Wednesday, from 10 to 11a.m. Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery. For online guestbook and memorial please visit:

John O’Halloran Wentworth

Retired Civil Engineer

John O’Halloran Wentworth of Revere, formerly of Somerville, died on March 23 at Osterman’s of Melrose. He was 84 years old.

Born and raised in Somerville, the  son of the late Shirley and Esther Veronica O’Halloran, he was a former Civil Engineer for the State of Massachusetts and along time active member of the Revere Loyal order of Moose Lodge 1272.

He was the beloved husband of  the late Janet (Bradley) and Anna Lucey (Carpineto), the devoted father of John O. Wentworth, Jr. of Everett, Sharon Wentworth of Medford, step father of Kathleen Barrett of Revere and David Goulding of Bolton and the dear brother of Patricia Delorey of Winthrop. He is also survived by four loving grandchildren.

His Funeral will be held from the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, 128 Revere St., Revere today, Wednesday, March 27 at 8 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St Anthony’s Church at 9 a.m. Relatives and friends are kindly invited. Burial will be in Holy Cross Cemetery. For guestbook please visit

Antonetta Mario

Died in her 108th Year

Antonetta (Caserta) Mario, Born May 18, 1905 – died March 21, 2013 in her 108th year.

Beloved wife of the late Carmine Mario; lLoving mother of Carmen of Peabody, Anthony and his wife, Josephine of Lynn, Teresa Pittella of Lynn and the late Christy and his late wife, Kay of East Boston; grandmother of Carmen, Alphonse and Antonetta Mario, Michelle Turmenne, Christine Faller, Sandy William, Stephen Mario, Robert and William Pittella, Michael, Joseph, Christopher and Martin Mario, Mary Ann Zaluski and Cathy Redler; great-grandmother of Christopher, David, Nicholas and Sydney Mario, Michael and Matthew Turmenne, Andrew and Colin Faller, Crayton and Bretton William, Lisa, Robert Jr. and Joseph Pittella, Andrea Donovan, Thomas Mario, Ryan Zaluski, Christy Elizabeth, Angelo and Martin Mario, Nolan, Mariah and Christy Redler; great-great grandmother of Emma and Jack Donovan and Henry and Mary Catherine Mario.

A private service and mass was held at Sacred Heart Church.  Arrangements were provided by Magrath Funeral Home.

God blessed you with a long and healthy life and we were truly blessed to have you all this time.

Love all of us.

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