Obituaries 07-09-2014

Josephine (Jo) Smith Wade

Retired Revere assistant tax collector

Josephine (Jo) Smith Wade died on July 5 at her New Hampshire home after a long and courageous battle with multiple health challenges.

Josephine was born in Revere on July 23, 1927, the oldest child of Charles and Natalie (Russo) DeSalvo and lived most of her life in Revere. She moved to Rochester, NH after her marriage to George Wade on December 26, 1998. In 2010, she moved to Maple Suites in Dover, NH. Prior to her retirement she worked as the assistant tax collector for the city of Revere.

She was a Foster Grandparent at the School Street School in Rochester, NH for 10 years. Jo was well known for her loving spirit and thoroughly enjoyed spending time with her family in New England, and traveling to California to be with her daughter, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. She loved ballroom dancing, reading, playing cards, doing crossword puzzles, watching movies, and simply spending time with her many friends.

Josephine was pre-deceased by husband, George, grandson, Jason Smith, daughter Barbara Jean Smith, brother, Peter DeSalvo and sister, Sally Federici. Surviving members of the family include: one son, Robert Smith of Revere, one daughter, M. Lindy Khan and her husband, Amiram Givon of Lafayette CA, and one brothe,r Joseph DeSalvo and his wife, Geraldine of Lynnfield. She also leaves four step-children: George Wade of Tennessee, Leslie Cliché and Jeff Wade of New Hampshire, and David Wade of Colorado. Additional surviving members of the family include three grandchildren: Jonathan Smith and his wife, Cristina of Hercules CA, Melissa Raman and her husband, Ashneil of Concord CA, and Matthew Khan and his wife, Tatiana of Pleasant Hill CA; four great grandchildren, Janelle and Aubrianna Smith, Micah and Khyber Raman, six step-grandchildren, as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Calling hours will be held at the H. J. Grondin & Son Funeral Home, 177 North Main Street, Rochester, NH on Friday, July 11 from 5 to 8 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Saturday. July 12 at St. Mary’s Church, 71 Lowell Street, Rochester, NH, followed by burial in St. Mary’s Cemetery. To sign the on-line guest book, please visit

Ruth Kane Goldman

Educator who placed a high value on education

Ruth Kane Goldman (Nee Ruth Frances Cooper), formerly of Revere and Swampscott, succumbed to a lengthy bout with pulmonary disease and passed away surrounded by her family on July 4. She was 89 years old.

Ruth was born and raised in Revere and graduated as salutatorian from Revere High School. One of her proudest lifetime achievements was to have attended Boston University, where she graduated with honors with a B.S. in Business Administration in an era when few women attended a four-year college.

She met her future husband, Samuel Kane, while working as a bookkeeper on Revere Beach. They married in 1947 and lived in Revere for their entire marriage. Ruth, who was widowed at the young age of 48 in 1974, was very socially-oriented and greatly valued her many friendships throughout her years in Revere. She especially enjoyed entertaining her friends at their regular bridge and canasta gatherings.

Ruth had a lifelong commitment to education and went on to receive a Master of Education degree from Northeastern University. She also instilled a drive to attain high educational achievement in her children, Richard and Laurie. Over the course of her professional career, Ruth taught school as a substitute teacher, and then as an elementary school and junior high school teacher until her retirement in 1983.

Ruth married Sidney Goldman in 1981 and they had an active and enjoyable retirement until Sid’s death in 2008.

She was the loving mother of Richard Kane and his wife. Launa Zimmaro, and Laurie Kane Burkhardt and her husband. Jim, as well as the proud grandmother of Sara and Jack Burkhardt. She was the dear sister of Bernice Goldfarb, Harvey Cooper, and Alan Cooper.

A private burial service was at Chevra Kadisha Cemetery in Everett. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Ruth’s memory to the American Lung Association

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Susan Marie Otolo

Worked for US Postal Service; of Winthrop, formerly of Revere

Susan Marie Otolo of Winthrop, formerly of Revere, died suddenly at home on June 19.

Susan worked for many years as a letter carrier for the U.S. Postal Service.

She was the beloved daughter of the late Richard and Edith (Currier) Otolo and is also survived by many loving family members and friends.

A Memorial Mass celebrating Susan’s life will be held today, Wednesday, July 9, in St Anthony’s Church, Revere at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends are kindly invited. Arrangements were by the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, Revere. For guestbook, please visit

Lorraine Tunnera

Boston’s Four Seasons Hotel retiree

Lorraine F. (Coviello) Tunnera died unexpectedly on July 3 after being stricken at her Revere home and brought to the Mass. General Hospital. She was 74 years old.

Born, raised and educated in East Boston, she was a 1958 graduate of Boston Girls High.

After marrying Francis A. “Frank” Tunnera in 1959, the couple moved to Revere where they remained. Frank died in January of 2004 following a long and valiant battle with multiple sclerosis. Lorraine maintained him and all his care at their home until his passing.

A strong and vibrant woman, she entered the workforce at Boston’s Four Seasons Hotel as a room service waitress and banquet manager. She thoroughly enjoyed her position at the hotel for over 20 years. She was also an active member of several senior centers in Winthrop, Revere and Saugus.

She was the cherished mother of Francine Tunnera of Revere, Laurie Ann Stone and her husband, Scott A. of Middleton and Frank A. Tunnera, Jr. and his partner, Lori Barrett of Saugus; the devoted grandmother of: Rebecca L. Stone and Samuel R. Stone, both of Middleton and Cameron C. Weaver of Revere; the dear sister of Rosemarie LeClair and her late husband, Nelson of Winthrop and the late Ann Marie Coviello and Anthony Coviello, Jr. She is also lovingly survived by several nieces and nephews and her faithful canine “Grandkids” Kobe, Oakley and Stella.

Funeral arrangements were by the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, Revere. Interment was in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, 101 First Avenue, Waltham, MA 02454. For more information, visit:

Anthony Scolastico

Of Revere, formerly of East Boston

Anthony J. Scolastico of Revere, formerly of East Boston, died on July 2 at the Mass. General Hospital after a brief illness.

Anthony was employed by NASCO of Chelsea for over 30 years and he more recently worked at MGH.

Born in Boston, he was raised in East Boston, the son of the late Michael and Gina (DeFelice) Scolastico. He was the beloved husband of the late Theresa (Melanson); devoted father of Anthony J. Jr and his wife, Eileen of Malden, Thomas and his wife, Lynette of Revere and Lisa McInerny and her husband, Robert of Andover; dear brother of Rose Stromsnes of Revere, John of Westford, Michael of New Hampshire, Thomas of Wilmington, Louise Briere of Chelsea and the late James, Richard, Angie and Joseph Scolastico and is also survived by 10 loving grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Funeral arrangements were by the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, Revere. Interment was in Woodlawn Cemetery. For guest book please visit

Larry Flynn

Everett Fire Department auto mechanic and also worked at Sky Chef at Logan


Larry G. Flynn of Revere died at home on July 3 following a long illness. He was 65 years old.

Born in Goffstown, NH on August 7, 1948, he lived in New Hampshire until moving to Revere more than 35 years ago.

Early in his working career, he worked for the Everett Fire Department as an auto mechanic and later went to work for “Sky Chef” at Logan Airport. Declining health issues necessitated an early retirement in 2007. Larry was also a former long time member of the Malden Moose Lodge.

He was the adored husband and best friend to Lois A. (Adamson) Flynn for almost 35 years; the proud father of Larry G. Flynn, Jr. of Revere; the beloved brother of: Eugene Smith of Epson, NH, Patsy Kulak and her husband, Joseph of Ft. Fairfield, Maine, Kianah Currier of Somersworth, NH, Anne Nadeau and her husband, Daniel of Stewartstown, NH and the late Fred Fuller and Edward H. Flynn, Jr. He is also lovingly survived by his brothers in law: Frederick E. Adamson of Revere, Walter H. Adamson, Jr. and his wife, Gayle of Peabody and the late Joseph W. Adamson. He was the special uncle to Joseph M. and Nicholas D. Adamson of Peabody and to several other nephews and nieces.

Funeral arrangements were by the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, Revere. Interment was in Holy Cross cemetery, Malden. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Revere League for Special Needs, 200 Winthrop Avenue, Revere, MA 02151. For more information, please

Alphonse Aulino

Postal Service Retiree; Worked as break man for the Cyclone Rollercoaster on Revere Beach

Alphonse Aulino of Revere died on July 6. He was 100 years old.

A US Army veteran of World War II and a recipient of the Purple Heart, Alphonse, who was born in Boston, was a break man for the Cyclone Rollercoaster on Revere Beach. He also worked in a leather factory in Boston, retired from the Post Office South Boston Annex after 30 years of service and worked for the Boston Garden as a parking lot attendant until he was 83 years old.

He was the beloved husband of the late Rose M. Belmonte; devoted father of John “Jack” Aulino of Revere; cherished grandfather of Jaquelyn, Erica and Alexandra Aulino and loving uncle of Rose Baldassare.

His Funeral will be from the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons~Bruno Funeral Home ,128 Revere St., Revere on Friday, July 11 at 10 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Anthony’s Church at 11 a.m. Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend. Visiting Hours are Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m. Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery. For guestbook and online memorial please visit:

Charles Catino

Retired Truck Driver

Charles “Choo Choo Charlie” Catino, a lifelong resident of East Boston living most of his life at 143 Cottage Street, died on July 7 at Boston Medical Center.

A US Army veteran of World War II who served from 1943 to 1945, he worked many years as a truck driver for Crockett Trucking. Charlie enjoyed spending his free time on Engage Trains and Corvettes.

He was the beloved husband of the late Helen (Williams) Kleinschmidt Catino; father of Doreen Kleinschmidt of Jamaica Plain; dear brother of the late Carol Beluscio, Anthony and Rocky Catino and is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be scheduled at a later date. In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Charlie’s memory to the charity of one’s choice. For guest book please visit

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