Obituaries 07-17-2013

Joseph Demetrio

Worked in Quality Control

Joseph F. Demetrio of Revere died on July 14.

Joseph, who worked in Quality Control for an automotive company, was the beloved husband of Louise (DeSimone) Demetrio with whom he shared 62 years of marriage. He was the loving father of Joseph S. Demetrio and his companion, Ann Leonard of Lynn, John J. Demetrio and his wife, Carolann of Tewksbury, and Michael Demetrio of New Hampshire; dear brother of Frank Demetrio of Chelsea and cherished grandfather of Michael and John Demetrio. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

His Funeral will be  held from Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, 262 Beach Street,  Revere Friday morning at 8:30 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St Anthony’s Church Revere at 10 a.m. Family and friends may visit Friday from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Entombment will be in  Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Joseph’s name to American Cancer Society, 30 Speen Street, Framingham, MA 01701.

Georgien Cataldo

Retired Secretary

Georgien L. (Fitzemeyer) Cataldo of Revere passed away on July 8. She was 85 years old.

A retired secretary for Emery Express, an air freight company, she was the beloved wife of the late George Cataldo with whom she shared 26 years of marriage, the loving mother of Peter Cataldo and his wife, Marie and Stephen Cataldo and his wife Mary, all of Haverhill, NH, Leslie Cataldo – Fiore of Peabody and the late Richard Cataldo; dear sister of Carol Waltman of Swampscott, Karen Panasuk of Revere, Edward Fitzemeyer of Haverhill, MA, Louis Fitzemeyer of Florida, Kenneth of Melrose, George of Lynnfield and the late Joan Ippolito, Arlene Bozza and James Fitzemeyer; cherished grandmother of 16 grandchildren and three great grandchildren.

Funeral arrangements were by Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, 262 Beach Street, Revere. Burial was in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Georgien’s name to St Joseph’s Church, 21 Pine Street, Woodsville, NH, 03785.

Anthony Ciambrelli

Soccorso Club Member

Anthony P. Ciambrelli of Revere died on July 13.

A member of the Soccorso Club, he was the beloved son of the late Sabatino and Michelina Ciambriello; dear brother of Frank Ciambrelli of Revere and the late Nicholas Cambriello, Virginia Alberta, Anne Ciambrello, Domenic Ciambrello, Jennie Schettini, Helen Boni, Ralph Ciambrelli, Mary Ciambrello and Angela Vita and is also survived by any many loving nieces and nephews and their families.

Funeral arrangements were by the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home. Burial was in Cross Cemetery. For guest book or to share a memory, please visit

Anna LaMarra-Annable

Of Revere

Anna (Pezzi) LaMarra Annable of Revere died on July 2. The beloved wife of Fred Annable, she was the devoted mother of Donna Scibilia of Revere, John DiPaolo of Peabody, Fred DiPaolo of Saugus, Nino DiPaolo of Revere, Katherine Johnson of Saugus, Santino DiPaolo of Saugus, Candice Rose LaMarra of Revere, Anthony LaMarra of Everett and the late Ricky DiPaolo; dear sister of Raymond Pezzi of Revere and the late Ethallo Pezzi and Elasandro Pezzi. She is also survived by 21 loving grandchildren and six great grandchildren.

Funeral arrangements were by the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, Revere. A Funeral Mass was celebrated St Anthony’s Church and Interment was in Holy Cross Cemetery. For guest book please visit

Albert ‘Libby’ Annese

Charlestown Naval Shipyard Retiree

Albert R. “Libby” Annese of Revere, formerly of Cottage Street, East Boston, passed away July 10 surrounded by his family. He was in his 91st year.

“Libby” was a US Navy veteran of World War II, retired from the Charlestown Naval Shipyard, Longfellow Apartments and a member of the Progressive Club.

He was the beloved husband of Antoinette (Poccio)  Annese  with whom he shared 62  years of marriage; loving father of Anne Marie West and her husband, Vernon and Albert Annese and his wife, Toni, all of Peabody; dear brother of Joseph Annese and his wife, Jeanie of Roslindale, and the late John “Hubby,” Rose, Jean, Maria, Lucy and Anthony Annese; cherished  Puppi of Jackie, Vernon and Samantha West and Alyssa, Ashley, Dominic and Dylan Annese. Funeral arrangements were by Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, Revere. Entombment was in Woodlawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers remembrances may be made in “Libby’s” name to the National Kidney Foundation of Mass, 85 Astor Ave., Suite 2, Norwood, MA 02062. For guest book:

Robert Yantosca

Decorated Veteran, active volunteer at Don Orione Nursing Home and St. Lazarus Parish in East Boston

Robert V. “Bob” Yantosca of Newtonville, formerly of Revere and East Boston, passed away on July 13. He was 92 years old.

Robert was a past usher at St.Lazarus Parish, a member of the Holy Name Society, St. Lazarus School, a volunteer at the Don Orione Nursing Home, a member of the St.Joseph-St.Lazarus and Don Orione Choir and a decorated US Navy veteran of World War II and Korea.

The beloved husband of Tomasina (Belmonte) Yantosca, he was the devoted father of John Yantosca and his wife, Joanne of Texas, Anthony Yantosca and his wife, Jane of North Haven, CT and Robert M. Yantosca and his wife, Lucia of Watertown; dear brother of the late Joseph, Angelo, Louis and Ernest Yantosca and Rose Zaino and Edna Tavano; cherished grandfather of seven and great grandfather of two. He is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.

His Funeral will be held from the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home, 971 Saratoga St., Orient Heights East Boston on Thursday, July 18 at 9 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in Celebration of his life at St. Joseph- St. Lazarus Church, Ashley Street, East Boston at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited. Visiting Hours are today, Wednesday, from 4 to 8 p.m. For courtesy transportation to the funeral home please call 617-569-0990. Services will conclude with Robert being laid to rest in Holy Cross Cemetery. For more information or to send an online condolence, please visit

Isabel Ryan

Worked for Former Jordan Marsh Co.
(now Macy’s)

Isabel M. (Dolan) Ryan of Beachmont died on July 9 at Whidden Hospital in Everett. She was 92 years old.

The wife of the late Harold W. Ryan., she was born and raised in Revere, the daughter of the late Patrick John and Isabelle (McGregor) Dolan. Mrs. Ryan worked as a sales associate for the former Jordan Marsh and then Macy’s. She was a devoted homemaker who also enjoyed bowling and bocce.

Mrs. Ryan leaves three sons, Richard Ryan of Revere, Ronald Ryan of North Carolina and Robert Ryan and his wife, Theresa of Peabody; one granddaughter, Rosa Ryan; two sisters, Rita Turner of Revere and Mary Kiernan of Charlestown. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews. Mrs. Ryan was predeceased by one sister, Loretta Dolan and two brothers, John and Thomas Dolan.

Funeral arrangements were by the Porcella Funeral Home, Revere (Beachmont.) Interment was at Puritan Lawn Memorial Park in Peabody. For condolences, visit:

Charles Vaccaro

Of Brockton, formerly of East Boston

Charles P. Vaccaro of Brockton, formerly of East Boston, died on July 13 surrounded by his loving family. He was 88 years old.

Born in Boston, the son of the late Vincent and Marie (Cinelli) and a former machine operator, he was the beloved husband of Jennie (Harriman) and the late Romilda “Toni”(Bellerini) Vaccaro; devoted father of Charles Vaccari and his wife, Marilyn of East Boston, Deborah Nixon and her husband, James Sr. of Brockton, Vincent Vaccaro and his wife, Joyce of East Boston and Marie Vaccari of East Boston; dear brother of the late Antoinette Vaccaro and is also survived by five loving grandchildren and eight great grandchildren. Funeral Services will be held in the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, 128 Revere St., Revere on Thursday July 18 at 12 p.m. Relatives and friends are kindly invited. Visitation will be two hours prior from 10 a.m. to noon. Interment will be in Holy Cross Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Champions Fighting Cancer  c/o Signature Health Care, 680 Centre St., Brockton MA 02302. For guest book please visit

Devora Wegman

Member of Temple B’nai Israel and Many Other Jewish Organizations

Devora Wegman of Revere, formerly of Cambridge, passed away on July 9. She was 94 years old.

Mrs. Wegman was born in Cambridge, attended the Cambridge School System and was a resident of Cambridge for 50 years and a resident of Revere for 38 years. She was a life member of Temple B’nai Israel, a member of Temple B’nai Israel Sisterhood and the Temple B’nai Israel Hadassah. She was also a member of the Jewish War Veterans Ladies Auxiliary and a member of the Hebrew Ladies Aide Society.

She was the beloved wife of the late Morris Wegman; the devoted mother of Esther Wegman and Lewis Wegman; the loving daughter of the late Mendel and Celia Goldwasser and the dear sister of Nachman Goldwasser. She was also the loving aunt of several nieces and nephews.

Services were held at the Torf Funeral Chapel, 151 Washington Ave., Cary Sq., Chelsea. Interment was in Everett. Donations in Devora’s memory may be made to Temple B’nai Israel, 1 Wave Ave., Revere, MA 02151. For online guestbook, please visit the funeral home website,

Barbara Falino

Former Waitress in Boston’s North End and Chinatown

Barbara A. (Mansfield) Falino, a resident of Revere for more than 40 years, formerly of Dorchester, died at the Melrose-Wakefield Hospital on June 7 following a brief illness. She was 76 years old.

Mrs. Falino was born and raised in Boston’s Dorchester section and attended schools there. She worked for many years as a cocktail and food waitress for many of Boston’s fine restaurants in the North End and Chinatown. She also worked in data entry for several computer agencies.

She was the adored grandmother to Jaime P. Falino and his fiancé, Heather M. Coburn of Melrose and the great adoring grandmother to Hendrix O. Falino of Melrose; the wife of the late Pasquale “Pat” Falino and the mother of the late Sheryl Lee Ann Laurinaitis. She is also lovingly survived by her son in law, John Laurinaitis of South Boston, her nieces Camille and Joyce Vaccaro and her nephew, Joseph Cali, all of Winthrop; several cousins, Bunny Butterfield and family and Richard and Dorothy Parady and family, all of Maine. She also leaves several devoted friends: Marie Siher of Florida, Roberta Dolan, Margie Tarantella, Claire Cimino and family, all of Revere, Carmella Sarro of Saugus and many other friends.

Barbara asked that rather than mourning her, be happy for her as she once again enjoys the company and presence of all who passed before, especially her “Baby-Girl, Sheryl.”

Services were held privately. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the North Shore Animal Hospital, One Neptune Boulevard, Lynn, MA 01902.

Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals of Revere was honored to have completed funeral arrangements. For more information, visit:

Michael Doherty

TD Bank Credit Manager

Michael “Bowl” Doherty of Peabody, formerly of Revere and Everett, died on July 10. He was 58 years old.

Born in Winthrop, he was raised and educated in Revere and lived here for more than 25 years before moving to Everett for a brief time and then to Peabody for the last 18 years.

He was a graduate of Revere High School, Class of 1978 and was also an alumnus of Bunker Hill Community College, Class of 1978.

He worked within the banking community in credit for most of his career. He spent 20 years at Citizens Bank and then went on to TD Bank of Burlington as a credit manager.

In 2007, he was struck down by a massive stroke, leaving him with severe effects with his motion and generalized function. However, in spite of this insidious attack on his body, he pushed forward and regained enough mobility to allow him to live a most normal life.

Michael had a special nickname, “Bowl” which alludes to his immense worship and interest in the “Patriots” and the “Red Sox” He was an avid member of the “TIME EXCHANGE-TIMEBANK of the North Shore and a member of the Adaptive Sports’ Association at Boston’s Spaulding Rehab and Paul Lydon’s Aquatic Center of Danvers. He was also a member of the Board of Directors at the Peabody Rent Control Board. As a young man, he was an active member of the former 27th Lancers-Reveries of Revere.

Michael’s strong re-found faith in God and the Catholic Church inspired him to persevere beyond all the expectations of the medical community and allowed him not only to beat the odds but to become a beacon of hope for many victims of severe stroke diseases.

He was the beloved husband of 16 years of Judith F. “Judi” (Dodge); cherished father to: Peter A. Morand, Jr. and Jillian E. Morand, both of Peabody and Jessica F. Perrault and her husband, Stephen of Hanson. He is also lovingly survived by his granddaughter, Reagan F. Perreault, his mother in law, Theresa (Hanright) Dodge of Peabody and her late husband, Ralph E. Dodge. He was the brother in law of R. Steven Dodge of New Hampshire, Karen DiSabatino and her husband, James of Georgetown, Michael T. Dodge and his wife, Rosemary and Maria Dodge, all of Peabody. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, Revere. Interment was private. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the American Heart & Stroke Association, 20 Speen St, Framingham, MA 01701-4688. For more information, please visit:

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