Obituaries 09-09-2015

Paolo Cordio

Retired stone mason

Paolo Cardio of Beachmont Revere, formerly of East Boston and Italy, passed away at his residence following a brief illness on September 2.

Born and raised in Palermo, Sicily, Italy, he came to the USA in 1963 moving to East Boston for a brief time, before moving to Revere in 1965. He and his beloved wife, Costanza (DiBella) Cordio, have lived in the Beachmont section for over 52 years. All of his working career was spent as a Stone Mason before retiring in 1985. He was a member of the International Union of Laborers & Bricklayers, Local #3, for over 50 years.

He was the devoted father of Maria Cordio-Frenna and her husband, Francesco “Frank” Frenna of Methuen and Francesco “Frank” Cordio of Haverhill. He is also lovingly survived by five grandchildren and many nieces, nephews, grand-nieces and grand-nephews in Italy and Argentina.

Funeral arrangements were by the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Route 107) Revere. Entombment was in the Woodlawn Community Mausoleum (Sheffield Building), Everett. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be may be to the Alzheimers’ Association, 480 Pleasant St. Watertown, MA 02472 or to the American Lung Association of Massachusetts, Inc., 460 Totten Pond Rd.,Ste 400,Waltham, MA

Eugene Guinasso

 Of Revere

Eugene P. Guinasso of Revere died on September 5.

A US Coast Guard veteran of World War II, he was the beloved husband of the late Carol (Rossman) Guinasso; devoted father of Eugene P. Guinasso Jr. of New Hampshire and Lynne Cipullo of Revere; dear brother of Arthur Guinasso and Marie Morello, both of Revere and the late Fred A. Guinasso Jr.; cherished grandfather of Jaclyn Cipullo of Revere and Julianne and Kristi Skane, both of Everett.

His funeral will be held from the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons~Bruno Funeral Home, 128 Revere St., Revere on Thursday, September 10 at 9 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Anthony’s Church at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Visiting Hours will be today, Wednesday, from 4 to 8 p.m. Interment will be in Puritan Lawn Memorial Park. Donations in Eugene’s name may be made to: Make-A-Wish America, 4742 N. 24th Street, Suite 400, Phoenix, AZ 85016-4862. For online guestbook and memorial, please visit:

Donna Joyce

Longtime bookkeeper

Donna C. Joyce of Beachmont, Revere died on September 3 at the Melrose-Wakefield Hospital. She was 76 years old.

The wife of John Joyce, she was born in Worcester, the daughter of the late Arvid and Ruth (Ekman) Jacobson. She worked as a bookkeeper for many years at a law firm.

In addition to her husband, Mrs. Joyce is survived by two step-sons; John Joyce of California and James Joyce of New York. She was the sister of Linda Larivee of Revere and aunt to Michelle McCormack and Susan Miller.

A funeral service will be held in the Bisbee-Porcella Funeral Home, 549 Lincoln Ave., Saugus on Thursday, September 10 at 11 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited. Interment will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to The Animal Rescue League of Boston @ For directions and condolences:

John ‘Jackie’ Reardon, Jr.

Long time proprietor of “Mickey’s” Northshore Cafe

John “Jackie” Reardon, Jr. of Lynn, formerly of Revere, died unexpectedly on September 2 in the Brigham and Womens Hospital, Boston. He was 76 years old.

Born in Winthrop, he was raised and educated in Revere and was a graduate of Immaculate Conception High School, Class of 1957. He went on to college in the Midwest and at Emerson College. He was a Revere businessman and entrepreneur for many years as the proprietor and operator of “Mickey’s” Northshore Café on North Shore Road, Revere, a popular neighborhood lounge.

“Jackie” had a most welcoming and generous nature and personality, traits he inherited from his late dad, John P. “Mickey,” Sr. He could not pass up the opportunity to join and then lead a host of religious, fraternal and social organizations. He was the Past Grand Knight and longtime member of the Revere Council – Knights of Columbus #179, Past President and a member of the Revere Kiwanis Club, a member of the Lynn Chapter of the Ancient & Honorable Order of Hiberians, Saugus VFW Post #2346, Yacht Club of Orient Heights, East Boston, and Cottage Park Yacht Club of Winthrop. “Jack” served for over six years in the Air National Guard during the Viet-Nam Era based out of Logan Airport.

During his adult life and continuing to his very last weeks before his unexpected passing, Jack lived his Catholic faith with classic and humbled generosity. Many times over the years, he and his dad quietly were the magnanimous “angels of mercy,” especially to the downtrodden and disenfranchised. Jack and his dad never sought any acknowledgement for their quiet generosities to their beloved Immaculate Conception Parish Community Building Fund, or other fraternal and social organizations. They assumed responsibility for many a debt owed, absolutely, anonymously.

He leaves his beloved wife of 48 years, Frances M. (Augliera) Reardon and Jackie and Fran moved to Lynn in June of 1970. He was the devoted father of Kristin M. Fraher and her husband, Jay of Lynn, Seann M. Reardon and his wife, Jill Stinebring of Topsfield and Michael R. Reardon and his wife, Danique of Beverly; the cherished grandfather of Jenna R. and Jason L. Fraher and Casey F. and Ryan J. Fraher, all of Lynn, Kaia P. Reardon of Topsfield and Aiden M. Reardon of Beverly; the dear brother of Sheila A. Screnci of Saugus and Attorney Michael H. Reardon of Washington, D.C. He is lovingly survived by two aunts, Virginia A. Silver and Elaine J. Reardon, both of Revere and he was also the nephew of the late: Grace Fabiano, Joan Benton, Helen E. Orlando, Ruth L. Jonas, Marie B. Gormley, Francis B. Reardon, James P. Reardon, Kathleen B. “Kay” Reardon, Patrick J. Reardon and Ann E. Reardon; the dedicated son of the late John P. “Mickey” Reardon, Sr. and Mary E. (Graham) Reardon. He was the dear uncle to his special nephew, Jonathan P. Screnci, his niece, Jessica A. Peacock and her husband, Charles, all of Saugus and his niece, Lisa M. Cantalupo and her husband, Steven of Franklin, MA. He also leaves his sister-in-law, Gloria Augliera of Millis and many faithful and proud cousins. He was the brother-in-law of the late Richard J. Augliera.

His funeral will be conducted from the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway, Revere today, Wednesday, September 9 at 9:30 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in the Immaculate Conception Church (corner of Beach Street and Winthrop Avenue) Revere, at 10:30 a.m. Interment will be in Pine Grove Cemetery of Lynn. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the American Heart Association, 20 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701-4688.

Dorothy King

Of Revere

Dorothy M. (Harrington) King of Revere died on September 7.

She was the beloved mother of Charlotte Paradise and her late husband, Raymond Baldwin of Revere; cherished grandmother of Renee Kehoe and husband, Jim of Revere, Joseph Paradise and wife, Carol of Maine, Cindy Giannelli and her husband, Mark of New Hampshire, Dale Paradise and Tina Vargas, both of Revere; great-grandmother of 12 and great-great grandmother of five; dear sister of the late Kenneth, Norman and Clifford Harrington and Jeannette Landano and is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.

Her Funeral Service will be held in the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons~Bruno Funeral Home on Friday, September 11 at 11:30 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited at 11 a.m. Visiting Hours will be Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m. Interment in Woodlawn Cemetery. Donations in Dorothy’s name may be made to: National Kidney Foundation Finance Department, 30 East 33rd St. New York, NY 10016. For online guestbook and memorial please visit:

Mary Simeone

Retired clothing industry seamstress, long active in Immaculata Guild

Mary A. (Nutile) Simeone of Revere died on September 7 at Sutton Hill Nursing Home in North Andover. She was 91 years old.

The daughter of the late Peter and Rose (Zarello) Nutile, she was born in Chelsea, worked as a seamstress in the clothing industry for many years and was an active member in the Immaculata Guild for many years as well as a longtime member of Campfire.

She was the beloved wife of the late Lawrence A.; beloved mother of Atty Lawrence A. Simeone, Jr. and his wife, Marianne of Boxford and Susan Piranian and her husband, Daniel of Tewksbury; dear sister of Peter Nutile of Revere and the late Harold Nutile and Yolanda Caruso; loving grandmother of Lawrence A. III, Daniel A., Christopher A., Matthew J., and Joseph D. and is also survived by two loving great grandchildren, Rowan and Aurora.

Her Funeral will be held from the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, 128 Revere St., Revere on Friday, September 11 at 9:00am. Funeral Mass in St Anthony’s Church at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends are kindly invited. Visiting hours will be Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m.Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Autism Speaks at For guest book please visit

Angela Scafati

Former Revere resident

Angela A. (DiGregorio) Scafati in Melrose, formerly of Saugus and Revere, died on September 5 after a long and courageous battle with illness.

She was the beloved wife of the late Joseph Pulitano and the late Silvio Scafati; devoted mother of Ann Louise Cardello and her husband, Billy of Peabody, loving grandmother of William “BJ” Cardello of Peabody, dear sister of the late Marie Marrama, Avio, Frank, John, Michelina, Bradie and Theresa Feola and Sadie and Pasquale DiGregorio and is also survived by many cherished nieces, nephews and cousins.

Family and friends will honor Angie with a Memorial Mass on Saturday, September 12 in St. Anthony’s Church, Revere at 11 a.m. In accordance with Angie’s wishes, visiting hours are respectfully omitted. In honoring Angie and in lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Italian Home for Children, 1125 Centre St., Jamica Plain 02130, Attn.Development office. Arrangements are with the personal care of Ruggiero Family Memorial Home 617 569 0990 For more information please visit:

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