Obituaries 09-02-2015

Anthony Bono

Union Laborer and weekend produce vendor at Boston’s Historic Haymarket District

Anthony “Tony” Bono of Revere died on August 6 in the Academy Manor Nursing Facility of Andover.

Born in Boston’s North End in 1923, he and his family returned to Sciacca, Italy-Sicily where he worked on the family farm. Upon returning to the USA, he settled in Revere, working as a union laborer for Local #22. For decades, Tony was also a weekend produce vendor at Boston’s Historic Haymarket District.

He was the beloved husband of the late Lillian (Craparo) Bono who died in January of 1999; the devoted father of Josephine Bono of Everett and her late husband, Benny DeCenso, Lena Anderson and her husband, retired Revere Narcotics Detective Wayne Anderson of Georgetown, Rita Goyette and her husband, Randy of Peabody and Theresa Schmitz and her husband, Dana of Andover; the cherished grandfather of Wakefield Police Sgt. Joseph Anderson and his wife, Melissa of Rowley and Lauren DeCenso of Everett; the dear brother of the late Giuseppe, Stefano, Gaspare and Giovanni Bono and the son of the late Giuseppe and Giuseppa (Trafficanti) Bono.

Funeral arrangements were by the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, Revere. Interment was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett.

Mildred Rodriguez

Long time garment industry employee of Revere, formerly of East Boston

Mildred E. (Carrozza) Rodriguez of Revere, formerly of East Boston, passed away at home on August 26 following a valiant struggle with pancreatic cancer.

Born and raised in East Boston, the daughter of the late David Carrozza and Frances (Vertuccio) Carrozza she attended East Boston Schools and was a 1939 graduate of East Boston High School. “Millie” as she was affectionately known, worked in the garment industry for a great part of her working career. There, she met her husband to be, Diego Rodriguez, a handsome young Cuban immigrant, who captured her heart. They were married in January of 1962 and spent 51 years, together until his untimely death on March 3t (Easter Sunday) 2013. The couple left East Boston in 2003 to move to the St. George Condominiums on Revere Beach Blvd.

She is survived by her beloved sister, Frances D. DiPlacidio and her husband, John of Royal Palms, Florida, formerly of Peabody and also the sister of the late D. “Mico,” John “Panco,” Enrico “Eastago,” Elio “Leo,” Nicholas J. “Nicki,” Ralph Sr., and David Carrozza, Lesandrina “Sandra” Russo, Lena Incerto and Bridget Pisano. She is also lovingly survived by her sister-in-law, Rose Carozza of Wilmington and by many nieces, nephews, grand-nieces and grand-nephews.

Her funeral was conducted from the Vertuccio and Smith Home for Funerals, Revere. Entombment was in the Sheffield Bldg. of the Woodlawn Cemetery Community Mausoleum, Everett. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen St. Framingham, MA 01701-937

Marcella DeLena


Marcella (Shealey) DeLena of Revere died unexpectedly at home on August 27. She was 92 years old.

Mrs. DeLena was a homemaker who stayed at home to raise her four sons.

Born in Brockton, the daughter of the late Timothy and Augusta (Moffit) Shealey, she was the beloved wife of 63 years to Jerry DeLena; devoted mother of Christopher and his late wife, Judith of Braintree, Stephen, Retired Deputy Chief RFD of Revere, James and his wife, Talmira of Glen, NH and Thomas and his wife, Wendy of North Reading. She was the dear sister of the late Frank Shealey, Kay Lynch and Ann O’Connell and is also survived by four loving grandchildren, four great grandchildren and by many nieces and nephews.

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

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