Obituaries 10-15-2014

Rita LaCroix


Rita P. (Meoli) LaCroix of Revere died on October 9. She was 79 years old.

A homemaker and a member of St. Mary’s Mothers Club, she was the beloved wife of the late Joseph LaCroix, devoted mother of Linda Fiore and her husband, David, Lawrence LaCroix, John LaCroix and his wife, Susan, all of Revere and the late Kenneth LaCroix; dear sister of Mary Hanson of Lynnfield, Sue Vertullo of Rowley, Ando Meoli of Maryland, Jeanie Courtois of Lynnfield and the late Rico and Joseph Meoli. She was the cherished grandmother of seven and great-grandmother of five and is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons~Bruno Funeral Home, Revere. Interment was in Puritan Lawn Memorial Park. Donations in Rita’s name may be made to: Alzheimer’s Association, 480 Pleasant St., Watertown, MA 02472. For online memorial and guestbook please visit:


Louis Carl Generazzo

Of Lynnfield, formerly of Revere

Louis Carl Generazzo of Lynnfield, formerly of Revere, died on September 28.

He is survived by his wife, children and grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, please send a donation in his memory to Kaplan Family Hospice House Care dimensions, 75 Sylvan Street, Suite B 102 Danvers MA 01923 Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno;


Stephen Woodland

TJ Max International Assistant VP of

Loss & Prevention

Stephen J. Woodland of Southborough, a Chelsea native and a former 10 year resident of Revere, died on Sunday, October 12 at Marlborough Hopital in Marlborough after being unexpectedly stricken at his home early on Wednesday morning. He was 62 years old.

Born and raised in Chelsea, he attended St. Rose Grammar School and St. Rose High School and graduated from Chelsea High School in 1970. He continued his education at Suffolk University and became a graduate of North Shore Community College in 1975. He went to work for T.J. Max International and became Assistant Vice President of Loss & Prevention, a position he held for the past 32 years.

Stephen was an energetic personality who brought both professionalism and joy to the workplace. He excelled in the execution of his position and shone among the greats for his extraordinary personality with his colleagues.

He would want to be remembered as a long time member of the “Altar Servers” Guild of St. Rose Parish and as a member in good standing of the Chelsea Knights of Columbus. He loved animals and was an avid supporter for the care of abandoned a animals.

Stephen was the beloved husband of 24 years to Jo-Ann (Savignano) and the cherished father of Olivia J. Woodland of Southborough; the dear brother to Chelsea Police Lt. Nancy E. Haumann and her husband, Retired Chelsea Police Sergeant Joseph J. Haumann of Saugus. He was the cherished son in law of Joan M. (Arnold) Savignano of Revere and the late Fred D. Savignano and is also lovingly survived by his faithful sisters and brothers in law: June M. Bowman and her late husband, Dr. James F. Bowman, PhD of Newton, Mary Ellen Wilson and her late husband, Robert J. of Revere and Paul S. Savignano and his wife, Joan M. Niles of Peabody. He was the son of the late Joseph and Rita (Fahey) Woodland and also leaves many nieces and nephews.

Family and friends are invited to attend visiting hours today, Wednesday, October 15 from 4 to 8 p.m. In the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Route 107) Revere. All are respectfully invited to attend his funeral service on Thursday, October 16 at 11 a.m. in the Woodlawn Cemetery Chapel, Elm Street, Everett. Private interment will be held in the Family Estates at Woodlawn Cemetery. To honor his work with animals, the family asks that rather than flowers, remembrances be made to the Mass. Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals at Angell, 350 So. Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 0130-9923. For more information, please visit:


Thomas Trainor

Charlestown Navy Yard trade carpenter

Thomas M. Trainor, formerly of East Boston and Winthrop, passed away unexpectedly on October 11. He was 58 years old.

Born in Massena, New York, he came here with his family and attended the local school system. He became a trade carpenter and was employed at the Charlestown Navy Yard.

He wa the dear son of Janice A. (Ward) of Winthrop and the late Robert H. Trainor and is survived by a son, Robert Trainor of Boston, a brother, Steven Trainor of Winthrop; five sisters: Tammy Hester of Pennsylvania, Nancy Bianardi of East Boston, Kerry Butler of Dedham, Janice Wright of Revere and Robin Trainor of Hyde Park. He is also survived by many aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.

His funeral will be held from the Joseph R. Frazier Funeral Home in Winthrop today, Wednesday, October 15 followed by a Funeral Mass at Saint John the Evangelist Church. Interment will be private. The family has requested that expressions of sympathy in Tom’s memory be donated to the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701.


Pasquale ‘Patsy’ Rosato

Worked for Caterair Int.

Pasquale “Patsy” Rosato of Revere died on October 10. He was 74 years old.

A food process cleaner for Caterair Int., he was born in Italy and was the loving husband of Donna (DiCharra); beloved son of the late Rocco and Rosa (D’Ambrosio) Rosato; devoted father of Rocco Rosato of Florida and Maryanne Denny and her husband, Robert of Kentucky; dear brother of Carmen Rosato and his late wife, Angela, Orlando and his wife, Donna, Maria D’Ambrosio and her husband, Alessio, Elizabeth Haley and the late Alessio, Modestino and his surviving wife, Carmelinda and Jerry Rosato and his surviving wife, Maria. He also leaves many loving nieces and nephews.

A Funeral Service will be held in the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons~Bruno Funeral Home, 128 Revere St., Revere today, Wednesday, October 15 at 11 a.m. Relatives and friends are kindly invited. Visiting hours are today, Wednesday, from 9 to 11 a.m. Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery. For online guestbook and memorial please visit:

Richard Stanley, Sr.

Self employed Seafood Wholesaler; active outdoorsman and champion poker player; Member of Revere Moose

and VFW Mottolo Post

Richard L. Stanley, Sr of Revere died suddenly on October 1.

Richard was an active outdoors man who enjoyed fishing, hunting and trap shooting. He was a member of the Danvers Fish & Game Club, Broad Sound Tuna Club, MA Amateur Trapshooting Association and the Silver Dollar Trap & Golf of Odessa FL. He was also an avid card player with a top 10 finish in a WPT World Poker Finals and a member of the Revere Moose and VFW Mottolo Post.

He was the beloved father of Richard Stanley of Wolfeboro NH, Melissa Gruner and her husband, Jason of Louisville, KY and the late US Army Cpl Matthew J. Stanley (KIA Iraq 2006) and his surviving wife, Amy of Plymouth; loving son of the late Richard and Marjorie (Flanagan) Stanley; dear brother of Robert and his wife, Donna of Saugus, Debi Stanley of Revere, Marjorie Carroll and her husband, Lawrence of Lynnfield and Ronald of Revere. He is also survived by his loving grandchild Hadley Gruner of Kentucky and by many nieces and nephews.

Arrangements were by the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, Revere. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Cpl. Matthew J. Stanley Memorial Scholarship Fund, C/O Kingswood Regional High School, South Main Street, Wolfeboro, NH 03894. For guest book please visit


Robert Avola

Mass. licensed heavy equipment operator

Robert M. Avola, a lifelong resident of Revere, died most unexpectedly on Monday, September 15 after being rushed to Cambridge Hospital in Cambridge. Returning to the Prospect Iron Co. Inc. of Somerville, he collapsed there and was rushed by ambulance to the hospital. “Bobby,” who died 14 days before his 57th birthday, was employed by Prospect Iron Co. for about seven plus years. He was universally respected and loved by his co-workers and colleagues who are most saddened by his passing.

Born in Chelsea, he lived all of his life in Revere and was a 1976 graduate of Revere High School. Construction and all that went with it was what he was and did. His late grandfather, “Sam” Avola was one of the pioneer home builders on the North Shore beginning in the 1930s. He worked for the family for many years until he married his childhood sweetheart, Lisa M. (Cataldo) more than 35 years ago. Her father, Joe “Red” Cataldo also owned and operated his business, “Cataldo Construction” of Revere. and Bobby spent the next 25 years as general manager and CEO until “Red” died unexpectedly over 10 years ago. For the past seven years, he worked for Prospect Iron Corp of Somerville and became immersed in the succesful operation of that business.

Bobby leaves his best friend and wife, Lisa M. (Cataldo) Avola and his devoted daughter, Angelisa M. Avola of Revere. He was the beloved son of the late Joseph and Helen T. (Dudley) Avola; the brother of the late John A. Avola. He was the faithful son in law to: Madeline Cataldo of Revere and the late Joseph. He is also survived by two other brothers, two sisters and many nieces and nephews.

Services and interment have been held. Remembrances may be made to: St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital, PO Box 1000, Memphis, TN. 38101-9908. For additional information, please visit:


Sebastian Avellino, Jr.

Of Peabody, formerly of Revere

Sebastian M. Avellino, Jr. of Peabody, formerly of Revere, died peacefully on Monday, October 13 at his residence with his family at his side. He was 76 years old.

Born in Winthrop on November 3, 1937, the son of the late Sebastian and Margaret (Buttrick) Avellino, Sr., he lived in Revere for most of his life before moving to Peabody 11 years ago. While growing up in Revere, he was affectionaly known as “Hinkle” to his many friends.

Mr. Avellino operated the Avellino Motorcycle Sales and Service Co. store that his father started for 30 years prior to his retirement in 2008. He enjoyed going to Laconia to help out at the motorcycle races every year. Following his retirement, he assisted his wife with her Waggin’ Tails Pet Sitting Service in Peabody. A US Army veteran of the Vietnam War, he was discharged in 1966.

He is survived by his wife, Jane of Peabody; a daughter, Angel Bart and her husband, Thomas of Raymond, NH, a step son, Leo St. Pierre and his wife, Sandra of Peabody, a brother, Rocco Avellino of Lynn; four grandchildren: Crystal Costantino of Winthrop, Jason, Jessica and Jaimie Bart, all of Raymond, NH; three step grandchildren, Leo St. Pierre, Jr. of Amesbury, Benjamin and Henry St. Pierre, both of Peabody; five great grandchildren, two sisters in law, Elaine Hamwey and her husband, Alan of Chelmsford and Chris Casenti and her husband, Larry of Rowley and many nieces and nephews. He was the brother of the late Francis and Richard Avellino.

A visitation will be held on Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m. In the Conway, Cahill-Brodeur Funeral Home, 82 Lynn Street, Peabody. His funeral will be held on Friday at 9 a.m.from the Funeral Home followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Adelaide’s Church, 708 Lowell St., West Peabody at 10 a.m. Burial will be in Cedar Grove Cemetery, Peabody. Expressions of sympathy in his memory may be made to: Care Dimensions, 7 Syvlan St., Suite B102, Danvers, MA 01923. For guestbook and directions, visit:

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