Obituaries 07-16-2014

Gerardo Ernesto

‘Gerry’ Ocasio

Of Revere

Gerardo Ernesto “Gerry” Ocasio of Revere died unexpectedly on July 5.

He was the beloved husband of Sara (Lockyer) Ocasio of Revere; loving father of Crystal, Sofia and Gerald Ocasio, all at home; cherished son of Maria Ferreira of Revere and Gerardo Ramirez of Canada; dear brother of Gina Ocasio and Erik Ocasio and his fiancé, Tiffany Cordischi, all of Revere; grandson of Manuel Ferreira of Revere.

Funeral arrangements were by Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, Revere. A service was held in our Chapel of the Resurrection officiated by Deacon Vincent “Jimmy” Leo Committal was private. For guest book:

Joseph Saunders

Of Georgia, formerly of East Boston

Joseph Saunders of Georgia, formerly of East Boston, died unexpectedly on July 11. He was 48 years old.

He was the loving son of the late Albert W. and Carmela (Russo) Saunders; beloved brother of Mariellen Dalton and her husband, Michael “Mickey” Dalton, Albert W. Saunders III and his wife, Marsha, all of East Boston; dear nephew of Robert Saunders and Rose Marie Malas, cherished uncle of Jillian Marie Marrama, Bianca and Albert W. Saunders IV.

Family and friends will honor Joseph’s life by gathering Thursday, July 17 from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home, 971 Saratoga St. (Orient Heights) East Boston and again on Friday, July 18 at Sacred Heart Church, Brooks Street, for a Funeral Mass in celebration of Joe’s life at 10 a.m. (Please go directly to church). For more info please visit

Alfred Bruzzese

Proprietor of AMA Transportation Company of Billerica

Alfred R. “Al” Bruzzese of Saugus, formerly of Revere, entered into rest on July 12 surrounded by his loving family in the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers. He was 55 years old.

Born in Boston, Al was a 1977 graduate of Revere High School and has lived in Saugus for many years. He was the proprietor of AMA Transportation Company, Billerica, MA.

He was the beloved husband of Robyn G. (Storella) Bruzzese of Everett; dear and devoted father of Dante A. Bruzzese of Saugus; loving son of Alfred and Ann Bruzzese, formerly of Revere; dear brother of Mark Bruzzese and his wife, Roberta and Anthony Bruzzese and his wife, Lisa of Wakefield. Also surviving are several loving nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend Al’s Funeral Mass in St. Anthony’s Church, 250 Revere St. Revere, Saturday, July 19 at 11 a.m.. There will be no visiting hours and his interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Al’s memory may be sent to the Kaplan Family Hospice House c/o Care Dimensions, 75 Sylvan St., Danvers, MA 01923 would be sincerely appreciated. Arrangements are by the Cafasso & Sons Funeral Home, 65 Clark St. (Corner of Main St.) Everett.

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