Obituaries 09-16-2015

Irving Taub

Retired naval architect, Past Master of Henry Price Masonic Lodge, 32nd degree Mason and Shriner; 50 year member of

Temple B’nai Israel Choir

Irving Taub of Peabody, formerly of Revere, died on September 1 at the Aviv Centers for Living in Peabody surrounded by his loving family. He was 96 years old.

The beloved husband of the late Edith (Kanter) Taub, he was born in Boston, the son of the late Abraham and Eva (Taylor) Taub and raised and educated in Boston. He was a graduate of Northeastern University with continued education at MIT. He proudly served in the United States Navy during World War II and continued as a civilian at the Charlestown Naval Shipyard for 35 years as a Naval Architect.

Irving had a lifelong passion for singing beginning with the Handel and Hayden Society in Boston in his youth and continuing as a 50 year member of the Temple B’Nai Israel Choir. He was past Master of the Henry Price Masonic Lodge, a 32nd Degree Mason and Shriner.

He is survived by his daughter, Audrey Taub of Burlington, his son, Howard Taub of Charlestown and many cousins, nieces and nephews. He was the brother of the late George and Robert Taub.

His funeral service will be held in the Chapel at Sharon Memorial Park in Sharon today, Wednesday, September 16 at 10 a.m. followed by interment. Memorial visitations will be at his late residence today, Wednesday, from 1 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m.; Thursday evening 6 to 8 p.m. and Friday 10 a.m. to noon.

Contributions in his memory may be made to Temple B’Nai Israel of Beachmont, 1 Wave Ave., Revere, MA 02151. Assisting the family with services is the Torf Funeral Service 151 Washington Ave., Chelsea, MA 02150. For guest book and directions, please visit

Robert Penta, Jr.

Of Revere

Robert A. Penta, Jr. of Revere died on September 3.

He was the beloved husband of Debra J. (Linscott)Penta of Salem; devoted father of Jayne N. Penta, Rachel Penta and Amanda R. Penta, all of Saugus; cherished grandfather of Angelyna Sky Penta; loving son of the late Robert A. Sr and Virginia (Bruce) Penta; dear brother of Jayne Penta of Revere, Laura Stewart of Colorado, Gregory Penta of Saugus and the late Terri Ann Kawa. He is also survived by many loving nieces, nephew, cousins and friends.

Donations in Robert’s name may be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22478, Oklahoma City, OK 73123. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.

Linda Emma Hascall

Of Revere

Linda Emma (Fucillo) Hascall died suddenly in Revere on September 9 in her 96th year.

She was the beloved wife of the late Louis L. Hascall Sr. and the mother of Carl Hascall of East Boston. She is also survived by two granddaughters, five great-grandsons, nieces and nephews. She was the sister of the late Carl Fucillo, Margie Falsini, Louise Bruno, Annette Valenti, Edythe Fucillo and Carol Pagliuca.

Funeral arrangements were by the Magrath Funeral Home, East Boston. Interment was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. In lieu of flowers, donations in Linda’s memory to the American Cancer Society would be appreciated.

Josephine Burbine

Lifelong Revere resident

Josephine M. (Serino) Burbine, a lifelong resident of Revere, died on September 11 at Melrose Wakefield Hospital. She was 83 years old.

A long time clerk for an auto dealer, she was the beloved wife of the late William Burbine, the devoted mother of Sheila Burbine of Revere and Brian Burbine of Florida; loving daughter of the late Joseph and Filomena (Quarantello) Serino; dear sister of the late Ralph Serino and Concetta Jones and is also survived by her loving granddaughter Nicole Reyes and her loving girlfriend, Amanda MacDonald and by many nieces and nephews.

Her funeral will be held from the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, 128 Revere St, Revere today, Wednesday, September 16 at 9 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Anthony’s Church at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends are kindly invited. Interment will be in Holy Cross Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St Jude Children’s Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis TN 38015.

Evelyn Castaldo

Mary Evelyn Castaldo, longtime resident of Revere, died on September 9. She was 70 years old.

Evelyn was raised in the Revere school system and loved Revere Beach, her family and close friends. She was a talented natural artist and entrepreneur. Evelyn was a kind and loving person wit a great sense of humor and an infectious laugh. She leaves many loving family members who will greatly miss her.

She was the devoted adopted daughter of the late Olympia (Church) and Antonio Castaldo; cherished sister of the late Mary Castaldo and her loving siblings who she found late in life: Karen Barry, Lois Manfra, Carol Lamattina, Robert Corby, John Faretra, Mark Melvin and the late Frank Corby and Thomas Williams. Throughout her life her devoted family members and friends: Karen Errico, Vicki Mucci, Kay Demaso, Gerry LaRosa, Marie Gatto, Ed Haas, Arlene Zukor and the late Jessie Flagg and Joey Gazza remained by her side.

Her life will be celebrated on Saturday, September 19 at 9 a.m. at the community mass to be held in St. Anthony of Padua Church, 250 Revere St, Revere. For online memorial and guestbook, please visit:

Massimilliano ‘Max’ Nappa

Mechanic at Revere Auto Parts; family man, active in Malden Government and recipient of “A Great City of Malden Community Award”

Massimilliano C. ”Max” Nappa of Malden, formerly of Revere, died on Wednesday, September 9 at Season’s Hospice of Milton following a valiant and intense battle with metastatic kidney cancer.

Born in Naples, Italy, he and his family came to the USA in 1977 and settled in Revere when “Max” was 7 years old. Max was a 1988 graduate of Revere High School. He entered the Army National Guard in March of 1989 and served until March of 1997.

He has worked as a mechanic for his brother, Jerry, at Revere Auto Service since it’s opening over 25 years ago and where he made many friends and associates. “Max” always had a magnanimous and most welcoming personality.

On June 17, 2015 (Evacuation Day for the Commonwealth), Max was awarded “A Great Citizen Of Malden Community Award.” For about the past 12 years, the family has lived in Malden and become very active in Malden Government and social affairs of the day. The Mayor, Gary Christenson, and Jandeane Sica-Berenbaum, presented the award to Max at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, where he was recuperating from his latest set-back.

However, above and beyond, Max was the explicit poster-boy for “The BEST FAMILY MAN”. His passion to recover and live, was no small matter, due to his overwhelming love and dedication to his wife and three sons.

Max leaves his beloved wife of 17 years, Camille A.(Mulkerin) Nappa. He was the adored father of Massimilliano C. “Max” Jr., Anthony M. and Joseph M. Nappa, all at home; the cherished son of Bruno and Anna (Rossi) Nappa of Revere; the dear brother to Gennaro “Jerry” Nappa and his wife, Pamela, Bruno Nappa, Jr. and his wife, Maria, all of Saugus, Rita Jambor and her husband, Paul and Josephine Rozopoulos and her husband, George, all of Peabody. He was the beloved son-in-law to Virginia Mulkerin and her husband, Morgan of Malden and is also lovingly survived by many nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, Revere. Interment was in Holy Cross Cemetery in Malden. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to American Cancer Society, 30 Speen St. Framingham, MA 01701-9376.

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Anthony Malvarosa

Loved by all

Anthony Malvarosa of Revere, formerly of Boston’s North End, passed away on Monday, September 7. He was 82 years old.

Anthony attended North Bennett Street School for carpentry and helped rebuild a large portion of Prince Street in the North End and in later years worked for North End Realty. Among his interests were music, dancing, cooking, animals, especially his cats and one of his favorite places was Ogunquit, ME where he enjoyed many trips with his wife. Anthony was a man who had a tenderness and kindness for others that was beautiful. He was loved by all and now his spirit lives on through all of us.

He was the beloved husband of 55 years to Julia (Bradley) Malvarosa; loving father of Julieann and Gina Malvarosa, both of Swampscott; caring brother of Edward Malvarosa, Chickie Delpriore and the late Frannie Malvarosa, Angelo Malvarosa and Nancy Santiello and is also survived by Dan and Marianne Bradley, Thomas and Phyllis Bradley, Eileen O’Rourke, Mary Ann Marotta, Nancy Cohn and family, John Guglielmo and by many nieces and nephews.

Services were private. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Anthony’s name to the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America, 322 Eighth Ave., 7thFloor NY, NY 10001 or For guestbook

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