Ann Marie Corcoran
Of Revere, formerly of East Boston
Ann Marie Corcoran of Revere, formerly of East Boston, passed away on October 31. She was 69 years old.
She was the cherished daughter of the late John Corcoran and the late Helen (Sullivan) and David Dedrick; loving companion of the recently deceased George Nalen; caring sister of Helen Molbeck, David Dedrick and his wife, Cathy, Daniel Dedrick and his late wife, Sandra, Donna Dedrick Nam and her husband, Kenneth and Mary Dedrick and her husband, Rocco Carapellucci; cherished aunt of Jill, Jessica, Katie, Matthew, Daniel, Heidi, Aubrey, Courtney, Eean, Alex, Brian, Elizabeth and grand-aunt of Christena, Jaydin, Kaleb and Ava.
Family and friends will honor Ann’s life by gathering at Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, 262 Beach St. Revere on Friday, November 6 from 4 to 8 p.m. with a Memorial Service beginning at 7:30 p.m. in our Chapel of the Resurrection. Committal service is private. Please no flowers, donations may be made in Ann’s memory to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, PO Box 1000 Dept. 142 Memphis, TN 38101. For guestbook and directions www.vazzafunerals.com
Of Revere, formerly of Italy
Manlio Mini of Revere, formerly of Rome, Italy, died on October 28.
He was the beloved husband of 50 years of Clelia (Dossoni) of Revere; devoted father of Maria Stella Snow and her husband, Sherman of Xenia, Ohio and Mauro Mini and his wife, Stephanie of Andover; dear brother of Maria Dipascale of Florida and the late Luciano Mini of Rome, Italy; cherished nonno of Amanda, Erica, Rebecca, Rachel, Jacob & Leah and bisnonno of Elijah and is also survived by many loving nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews and many great friends.
Funeral arrangements were by the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons~Bruno Funeral Home, Revere. Interment was in Holy Cross Cemetery. For online guestbook and memorial please visit: www.Buonfiglio.com
James ‘Big Jim’ Dixon, Sr.
Founder of Century Security Systems of Revere; active in Masons and in many Revere organizations; proud family man
James E. Dixon, Sr. of Revere died on Saturday, October 31 at the Lighthouse Nursing Care Center of Revere following a long illness. He was 78 years old.
Born in Medford, he was raised and schooled there, coming to Revere 58 years ago. “Big Jim” as he was affectionately known, gave over 28 years to the US Air Force and the US Air Force Reserves formally retiring in 1982. He served with the US Air Force during the Viet-Nam-Era and then upon discharge from the Air Force, he re-enlisted in the Reserves, one day later, on March 20, 1977.
For many years, Jim was a member of the Seaview Lodge of Masons, A.F.& A.M. of Revere, serving several times as Masterof the Lodge. When Seaview Lodge was assimilated to Mount Tabor Lodge, he remained active and served as Master and also as District Deputy of the Boston Lodge. Along with those positions, he also served as secretary and chaplain. Locally, here in Revere he served for many years with the Revere Licensing Board (Election Commission.) His other associations and memberships, include Past President of the the Revere Chamber of Commerce and the Revere Rotary Club, and since 1977, a member of the Aleppo Temple Shriners of Boston.
In 1974, “Big Jim” founded Century Security Systems of Revere, and for 41 years, the business and operation have continued under the direction of his two sons, Jim Jr. and Scott.
He maintained a presence from his over 6 foot stature and welcoming personality. And, quite obviously, was never reticent, emerging himself in any and all of his duties and responsibilities, However, no role meant more than that of “Family Man”, an outstanding husband, father and especially his loving role as a grandfather of seven.
He leaves his beloved wife of 58 years, Florence M. (Clifford) Dixon. He was the devoted father of Karen M. Dyer and her husband, Garry of Revere, James E.Dixon, Jr. and his wife, Elizabeth Carey-Dixon of Revere and Scott E. Dixon and his wife, Judith of Lynn; the cherished grandfather to Nicole M. Corrao of Revere, Michael K. Corraro and his wife, Kristen of Eliot, Me., Melissa A. Vitas and her husband, Lucas of Windham, N.H., Christopher J. Dixon and Katherine E. Dixon, both of Revere, Scott E. Dixon, Jr. and Allison A.Dixon both of Lynn. He was the brother of the late Barbara Cox.
Family and friends are invited to attend visiting hours on Friday, November 6 from 4 to 8 p.m. in the Vertuccio & Smith, Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Rte. 107), Revere, His funeral service will be held in the funeral home on Saturday, November 7 at 9 a.m. followed by the Funeral Service conducted in the funeral home at 10 a.m.Interment will be in the Mt. Tabor Lodge of Masons Lot at Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Shriners’ Hospital for Children, 51 Blossom St., Boston, MA 02114, Attn: Susan Berkowitz. For more information, visit:www.vertuccioandsmith.com
Carmen Rauseo Caprio
Longtime member of school staff at Christopher Columbus High School; who set high goals and standards for herself and her children
Carmen Rauseo Caprio of Juno Beach, Florida, passed away on October 23 in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida after a brief illness. She was 92 years young.
She was the loving and devoted wife of the late Louis William Caprio, Sr. of Revere and was the daughter of the late Angelo and Michelena Rauseo of East Boston. She is survived by her loving son, Louis William Caprio, Jr and his wife, Elizabeth of Miami, Florida and was a devoted mother to the late Lucille DiFlumeri of Revere and the late Robert Caprio, of Coral Springs, Florida. Carmen was one of 11 siblings and is survived only by her dear sister, Margaret Tripoli of Peabody. Carmen was loved and loved all her grandchildren: Christopher Di Flumeri and his wife, Nicole, Keith Caprio and his wife, Agatha, Kenneth Caprio, Danielle Caprio, Ashley Porcaro and her husband, Steven, Tye Ridolfi and Sinclaire Caprio. Carmen also enjoyed the time she was able to spend with her great-grandchildren: Madelyn Schmidt, Sierra Di Flumeri, Ruthie Sullivan and Dominic Caprio.
Carmen was born in Boston and was an honors graduate of Boston Latin High School. In addition to raising three children, she was a long time member of the school staff at Christopher Columbus High School, in Boston’s North End. Carmen lived in the Boston area for 75 years before moving to Boca Raton permanently in 2002, then relocated again in 2008 to The Waterford Community in Juno Beach, FL, where she lived the remainder of her years. She was an active member of her church and community while living in Boston and continued that commitment in Florida right up to the last month of her life.
Carmen’s commitment to her family, her faith and God supported and carried her through to her very last days. She was a woman of elegance and style, who set high goals and standards for herself and expected no less from her children.
A Mass celebrating Carmen’s life will be held at St. Mary’s of the Assumption Church in Revere on Saturday, November 14, at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Carmen’s memory to the Franciscan Mission Associates, 274-280 West Lincoln Ave, P.O. Box 598, Mt. Vernon, NY 10551. Attn: Ms. Madeline Bonnici /Executive Director. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Carmen’s memory to the Franciscan Mission Associates, 274-280 West Lincoln Ave, P.O. Box 598, Mt. Vernon, NY 10551. Attn: Ms. Madeline Bonnici /Executive Director.
Lifelong Revere resident
Helen (Nigro) Mirarchi, a lifelong Revere resident, died on October 27. She was 97 years old.
She was the beloved wife of the late Girolamo “Jerry”; devoted mother of Andrea Galli and her late husband, John of Revere, Gerald and his wife, Patricia of Peabody and Stephen of Peabody; dear sister of Lucia Gargano of Winchester and the late Emily Bartolomucci, Evelyn Nigro, Warren Nigro, Robert Nigro, Arthur Nigro and Virginia Nigro; cherished grandmother of John Galli, Michael Galli, Kristen Marchant, and Kara Mirarchi and loving sister in-law of Jean Nigro of Beverly. She is also survived by six loving great-grandchildren and by many nieces and nephews.
Funeral arrangements were by the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, Revere. Interment was in Holy Cross Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Ronald McDonald House, 229 Kent St., Brookline Ma 02446. For guest book please visit www.Buonfiglio.com
Marie (Padova) Cejka of Revere died on November 2.
She was the beloved wife of Richard Cejka of Revere; devoted mother of Robert Cejka of Revere; loving daughter of the late Anthony and Angelina (Abruzzio) Padova; dear sister of Joseph Padova of Revere and is also survived by her grand-dog Trip and many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.
Her Funeral will be held from the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons~Bruno Funeral Home, 128 Revere St., Revere on Saturday, November 7 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 are Friday from 3 to 8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations in Marie’s name may be made to: Revere League for Special Needs, 200 Winthrop Ave, Revere, MA 02151 or Revere Food Pantry at the First Congregational Church, 230 Beach St., Revere, MA 02151. Interment will be in Holy Cross Cemetery. For online guestbook and memorial please visit: www.Buonfiglio.com
Carmela ‘Cami’ D’Amato
Of Revere, formerly of East Boston & North End
Carmela “Cami” (Salemi) D’Amato of Revere, formerly of East Boston and the North End, died on November 1.
She was the beloved mother of Jennifer D’Amato of Maine, Leela D’Amato-Geason and her husband, Scott of Revere and Nicole D’Amato of Revere; dear sister of Maria Johnson of Florida, Angela Ramondi of Milton and Mario Salemi of Florida; cherished grandmother of Amanda Palmer and Kayla Pinkham and great-grandmother of Nevaeh Palmer and Gunner Judd. She is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.
A Memorial Visitation will be held in the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons~Bruno Funeral Home, 128 Revere St., Revere on Saturday from 4 to 6 p.m. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. In lieu of flowers, donations in Cami’s name may be made to: American Cancer Society P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123-1718. For online guestbook and memorial please visit: www.Buonfiglio.com
A “Mom” before all else
Frances M. Lombardi, a former resident of East Boston and Chelsea, died October 8 at her daughter’s home in Dedham following a long illness in the loving care of her God and the presence of her devoted family. She was 92 years old.
Born in Fitchburg, she was raised and educated in East Boston, graduating from East Boston High School,Class of 1941. She and her family then moved to Webster Avenue in Chelsea where they lived for many years before she moved to Admiral’s Hill, Chelsea in her senior years and lived for almost 20 years. For the past seven months, she made her home with her daughter, “Terri” in Dedham. A “Mom”, before all else, she was especially devoted to her grandchildren and they to her.
She was the beloved wife of the late Ralph J. Lombardi; the cherished mother of Joseph A. Lombardi of Nahant, Robert A. Lombardi and his wife, Cheryl of West Peabody, Theresa A. “Terri” O’Sullivan and her husband, Michael J. of Dedham,
Nina F. Lentz and her husband, John R. Lentz III of Swampscott; the adored grandmother of: Joseph A.Lombardi, III of Everett, Gabrielle Lombardi of Naples, Florida, Michael Lombardi of Melrose, Lauren Lombardi of West Peabody, Michelle A. and Michael L. O’Sullivan, both of Dedham, Christopher R. Lentz of Wakefield and Michael J. Lentz of Swampscott. She was the dear sister to Mary Honkonon of So. Carolina and the late Nancy DiStasio, Michael Drago and Anna Linscott. Many nieces, nephews, grand-nieces and grand-nephews also survive her.
Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, Revere.
In lieu of flowers remembrances may be made to the Italian Home for Children, 1125 Centre St. Jamaica Plain, MA 02130 or to Home for Little Wanderers, 10 Guest St., Brighton, MA 02135. For additional information, please visit: www.vertuccioandsmith.com.
Member of Revere Moose
Edward R. Hegner died unexpectedly in Revere on October 25.
A member of the Revere Moose Lodge 1272, he was the beloved father of Martine J. McDermott of East Falmouth, Edward James “EJ” Hegner, James L. Hegner of Mansfield, Nicole E. Hegner of Revere and Nicholas Hegner of Florida; brother of Elizabeth A. “Beth” Pitts of Florida and is also survived by seven grandchildren.
Funeral Services were held in the Magrath Funeral Home, East Boston on November 3. In lieu of flowers, donations in Ed’s memory to RettSyndrome.org would be appreciated. For additional information visit: MagrathFuneralHome.com
Josephine E. (Martinelli) Pizzano of Revere died on October 29.
She was the beloved wife of the late Vincent Pizzano and former wife of Anthony Nigro; devoted mother of James R. Nigro and his companion Cynthia Wood of Salem and Daniel J. Nigro and his wife, Lorretta of Florida; cherished grandmother of John, James, Denise and Danielle and great-grandmother of four dear sister of the late Rita Consolo, Mary Pizzano, Theresa Samarko, Peter, James and Louis Martinelli and is aso survived by many loving nieces and nephews.
Funeral arrangements were by the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons~Bruno Funeral Home, Revere. Interment was in Woodlawn Cemetery. For online guestbook and memorial please visit: www.Buonfiglio.com
Lisa M. Polsonetti of Winthrop Shore Drive, Winthrop passed away at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston on October 31. She was 52 years old.
Born in Boston, the beloved daughter of Judith (Clarke) and Francis Napolitano, she was a resident of Winthrop for over 10 years and was employed as a waitress.
She was the devoted wife of the late David J. Polsonetti and the loving mother of Christina Polsonetti of Winthrop; the dear sister of Stuart Clarke of Missouri, Billie Finnochio of Winthrop and Melissa Burton of Boston.
Family and friends are cordially invited to attend the Memorial Mass in the Holy Rosary Church, Point Shirley, Winthrop on Saturday, November 7 at 10 a.m. To sign the online guestbook go to www.caggianofuneralhome.com
Proprietor of “Paone’s Spa”
Donald J. Graf, a lifelong resident of Revere, died at the Leonard Florence Center for Living in Chelsea following a brief illness on October 29. He was 85 years old.
Born and raised in Revere, Donnie was a graduate of Immaculate Conception Grammar School and of Immaculate Conception High School, Class of 1948. He entered the US Army in September of 1951 and served until August of 1953 during the Korean Conflict.
He and his beloved wife, Virginia (Flaherty) Graf, who died in February of 2005, opened the old “Paone’s Spa” on Broadway, Revere and the old business returned to be one of Revere’s busiest spots. There you could buy any and all tobacco products, newspapers, magazines, ice cream, coffee and all kinds of goodies and usually enjoy a time of catching up with old friends and the “news” of the day. They maintained their business until the early nineties.
He was the devoted father of Gregory L. Graf and his wife Carole J. of Middleton and the cherished grandfather of Zachary Casey Graf and Hannah Grace Graf, both of Middleton; the devoted brother of: Paul J. Graf of Revere and the late Robert W. Graf, Jr. (Revere Fire Department) and Edward E. Graf. He is also lovingly survived by his siter in law Lillian “Lil” Graf of Revere and by many nieces, nephews, grand nieces and grand nephews. He was the son of the late Robert W. Graf Sr. and Grace E. Myette Graf.
Family and friends are respectfully invited to attend a Memorial Funeral Mass on Saturday, November 7 at noon at St. Anthony of Padua Church, Revere. At a later time, the remains of both Donald and his wife, Virginia will be interred at the Massachusetts National Cemetery in Bourne. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital, P.O. Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, TN. 38101-9908. For more information, please visit: www.vertuccioandsmith.com