Sunshine Biscuit Company retiree
James A. Dudley of Lynn, formerly of Chelsea, died at home on December 28. He was 84 years old.
A resident of Chelsea until moving to Lynn in 2007, James was a graduate of Chelsea schools and a United States Army Veteran, He spent the first 18 years of his working career with the First National Stores and then for the next 29 years as a sales representative for the Sunshine Biscuit Company, retiring in 1993.
He was the devoted husband of Dorothy Mae (Lombard); beloved father of James A. Dudley, Jr. and his wife, Linda of New Hampshire, Doreen Inman and her husband, David of Lynn, Debra Dudley of Lowell, Dorothy Janis and her husband, James and Richard Dudley, all of Arizona, Sandra Donato of New York and Darleen Dudley of Arizona; brother of Theresa DiCicco of Haverhill, Geraldine Doherty of Everett and the late William Dudley, Marie Nigrelli, Florence Panico and Helen Avola. He is also lovingly survived by 18 grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren as well as many nieces and nephews.
Funeral arrangements were by the Smith Funeral Home, Chelsea. Expressions of sympathy in James’ name may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
To send a message of condolence to Jim’s family, please visit www.smithfuneralhomes.com
Noel George Simmons
MBTA retiree, member of Winthrop Lodge of Masons, family was his main priority
Noel G. Simmons passed away on January 13, at Tufts Medical Center of Boston. He was 79 years old.
He was born and raised in Radstock, England on December 25, 1936. He then ventured to the USA in 1964, settling in Massachusetts and eventually wintering in Sunrise, Florida for over 25 years. Noel spent over 20 years with the M.B.T.A. as a driver, collector and inspector before retiring in 1991. He was also a member of the Winthrop Lodge of Masons. His family was his main priority and he was theirs. He enjoyed the comfort and beauty of his homes and gardens and the joy of entertaining his family. They will long remember his tenderness, hearty laugh, great stories, gusto for life and ability to light up any room he walked into. He also loved traveling the world and meeting and socializing with anyone he met. Everyone he met liked him for his ability to make them laugh and smile.
He is survived by his beloved wife of 60 years, Evelyn (Falcucci) Simmons, three cherished children, Jayne C. Simmons of Stow, VT, John Simmons and his wife, Cliona of Millis and Rosa Simmons-Gaffny and her husband, Kevin of Danvers; the devoted grandfather of Christopher O., Neil P. and Evan B. Simmons, all of Millis; the dear brother to Ann Taylor and her husband, Terry, Marilyn Ashman and her husband, Brian, all of England and the late John Simmons. He was the son of the late Rose (Russell) Simmons and Albert Simmons. Many loving nieces and nephews survive him here in the USA and in England.
Funeral arrangements were by the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, Revere. Entombment was in the Versailles Mausoleum Building at Woodlawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, P.O. Box 1000 Dept. 142, Memphis, TN 38101-9908.
Jody L (Casiello) Carregal
Of Revere & Peabody, Teacher in Reading
Jody L. (Casiello) Carregal, 39, beloved wife of Marc Caregal, died peacefully on Friday, January 1, 2016 at Mass General Hospital in Boston while in the comforting presence of her husband, following an extended illness.
Born in Boston, she was the daughter of Anthony and Charlotte (Cuoco) Casiello of Peabody. She grew up in Revere and graduated from Revere High School in 1994. She completed undergraduate work at Salem State College, and in 2004 completed her Masters degree from Salem State College in Education.
Mrs. Carregal was an elementary school teacher at the Joshua Eaton Elementary School, and had served as Assistant Principal.
Jody was passionate about children and their education. She served on numerous education committees with the Reading School Department and in Peabody schools. She won several awards, two Teacher Tribute Awards with the Town of Reading Education Foundation for her work with her students.
She is survived by her husband, Marc Carregal of Peabody, with whom she shared 13 years of marriage; two children, Michael age 9 and Victoria age 6 of Peabody; her parents Anthony & Charlotte Casiello of Peabody; her grandmother Gloria Cuoco of Peabody; her extended family, daughter-in-law of the late Alfred Carregal and his wife Caroline, and daughter-in-law of Camille Carregal of Malden; she was sister-in-law of Justine & Gary Fialkosky of Newton, Matthew Carregal and Alex Carregal both of Malden; aunt of Sophia & Jillian Fialkosky of Newton.
Funeral arrangements were by Conway-Cohill Brodeur. The burial was at Puritan Lawn Memorial Park in Peabody.
William Dudley, Sr.
Worked for American Biltrite and as chauffer for former Dino Micelli Limousine Service
William F. Dudley, Sr. of Revere, formerly of Chelsea, passed away unexpectedly on December 20 at the West Revere Health Center after a brief illness.
Mr. Dudley was born and raised in Chelsea, attended Chelsea Schools and was a graduate of Chelsea High School, Class of 1943. In October, shortly after graduation, he entered the U.S. Navy and served until April of 1946 with the rank of Seaman 1st Class.
He worked for theAmerican Biltrite Co. as a fork-lifter for over 20 years. The remainder of his working career, was spent as a chauffeur for the former Dino Micelli Limousine Service, a job he thoroughly enjoyed. “Bill” had an outgoing personality, attracting many friends and co-workers.
He was the beloved husband of 68 years of Eleanor R.(DiPiano) Dudley; the devoted father of William F. Dudley, Jr. and his wife, Bonnie, JoAnne Dudley-Giarla and her husband, Michael, Robert Dudley and his companion, Nancy Murphy, all of Revere and Paul Dudley of Malden; the cherished grandfather of Laurinda S. Dudley, Joshua Dudley, Brian M. Dudley, all of Somerville and Julianne M. Giarla of Revere. He is also lovingly survived by his great grandson, Jayden A. and by many nieces and nephews. He was the brother of the late Wilfred and Dorothy Dudley.
Funeral services were conducted on December 28 in the Vertuccio & Smith, Home for Funerals, Revere. Entombment was in Holy Cross Community Mausoleum, Malden with full military honors.
Remembrances may be made to the Make-A- Wish Foundation, One Bulfinch Place, Boston, MA 02114-2931.Please visit www.vertuccioandsmith.com.
Longtime employee of Schnitzer Steel in Everett
Salvatore Marotta of Saugus, formerly of East Boston and Revere, passed away on January 16. He was 66 years old.
He was the cherished son of the late Giuseppe and Lucia (Barbagallo) Marotta; beloved husband of Gina (Soricelli) Marotta of Saugus; loving father of Lucia Marotta of Saugus, Antonietta Mertz and her husband, William of Middleton, Giuseppe Marotta and his wife, Nicole of Lynnfield and Carmelina Valentine and her husband, John of Saugus; adored grandfather of Jonathan Caruso, Salvatore, Nikolas, Ava and Gia Marotta, Billy and Jack Mertz and Vittoria and Juliana Valentine and caring brother of Caterina of New York, Alessandro and Anna of Italy and the late Tina, Borina, Cologero, and Cateno. He is also survived by many loving nieces, nephews and cousins.
Family and friends will honor Salvatore’s life by gathering in Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, 262 Beach St., Revere today, Wednesday, at 9 a.m. before leaving in procession to St. Anthony’s Church in Revere for a Funeral Mass to be celebrated in his name at 10 a.m. Interment will follow at Holy Cross Cemetery in Malden. For guestbook and directions: www.vazzafunerals.com
Ronald Buonfiglio, DMD
Well known Revere dentist, MENSA member, former Orient Heights Yacht Club Commodore
Ronald A. Buonfiglio, DMD of Lynnfield, formerly of Revere, died on Janaury 18.
A graduate of Revere High School, Class of 1954, Boston University, Class of 1958 and Tufts Dental School, Class of 1963, Dr. Buonfigilio practiced dentistry in Revere for more than 50 years. He was a proud member of MENSA and a former commodore of the Orient Heights Yacht Club.
The beloved husband of Irma Statuto Buonfiglio he was the devoted father of David Buonfiglio and his wife, Wendy of Plymouth, MN, Linda Mellen and her husband, Christopher of Lynnfield and the late Ronald A. Buonfiglio, Jr.; loving son of the late Pasquale and Theresa (Discenza) Buonfiglio; dear brother of Richard Buonfiglio of Florida, Patricia Fiore and her husband, Ernest of Revere, Linda Villiotte and her husband, Richard of Topsfield and the late Paul N. Buonfiglio; brother in law of Marie Buonfiglio of Salem and proud Papa of Christian, Jinny, Jeffrey and Christopher. He is also survived by many loving nieces, nephews and cousins.
His Funeral will be held from the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, 128 Revere St., Revere today, Wednesday, January 20 at 10 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Anthony’s Church at 11 a.m. Relatives and friends are kindly invited. Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinsons Research at www.michaelfox.org. For guestbook, please visit: www.buonfiglio.com
Vito Michael ‘Sonny’ Russo
Gifted manwith many construction talents, 53 year blood donor and U.S. Postal Service retiree
Vito Michael “Sonny” Russo passed away following a long battle with multiple myeloma at the home of his devoted daughter, Marisa Russo in Bourne on Friday, January 1. He was 85 years old.
Mr. Russo was born on October 30, 1930 in Boston’s North End. Raised in the North End, he received his early education there. His family then came to live in Revere and he continued his education, graduating from Revere High School, Class of 1948. He entered the US Army in April of 1953 and served until April of 1955, reaching the rank of Sergeant, during the Korean Conflict.
Most of his working career was with the U.S. Postal Service at the Logan Airport Facility. He held many managerial positions within the Postal service and retired in 1987, after 28 years of service. Concurrently, with his work at the Post Office, he worked construction with many of his family members.
“Sonny” bowled with the Postal Union League using his unique “left handed curve shot.” He maintained many friendships from his bowling days. He was a gifted man, employing many of his God given talents; electrical, mechanical, plumbing, and all else that completes a fine construction worker.
An avid sports fan, he was most fond of his Boston Bruins. Even at the age of 85, and in spite of his illness, he would be able to relive most of the important games with exacting accuracy. On a most genuine, humanitarian level, he was a 53 year, continuous blood donor, only ending his remarkable record, because of his 2012 diagnosis of multiple myeloma.
He was a member of the Retired Postal Workers Union of Boston.
He leaves behind his beloved wife of 53 years, Roberta M. “Bobbie” (Epstein) Russo of Revere. He was the adored father of Marisa Russo of Bourne and the cherished grandfather of Bradley Michael Yochum and his girlfriend, Catie Driscoll of West Harwich and Joseph Kyle Yochum of Bourne. He is also lovingly survived by his great-granddaughter, Janeese Anna Yochum. He was the dear brother to Lydia DiSisto of Revere, Salvatore Russo and his wife, Barbara of Beverly, Anna DeMauro of Winthrop, I. James Russo and his longtime girlfriend, Sharon Walsh of Everett, Charles C. Russo and his wife, Darlene of Glen, N.H. and the late Mary Longo, Alphonse C. Russo, Joseph and Michael Russo. He is also survived by his former son-in-law, Joseph P. Yochum and his wife, Sandra “Sandy” of Mashpee and by many caring nieces, nephews, grand-nieces and grand-nephews.
Family and friends are invited to attend visiting hours on Saturday, January 23 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Rte. 107) Revere. The funeral service will follow the visitation in the funeral home at 1:15 p.m. Interment will be held privately.
In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation P.O. Box 414238, Boston, MA. 02241-4238. For additional information, please visit www.vertuccioandsmith.com
Agrippina ‘Bebe/Aggie’ Mazzola
Active with Lynnfield and Peabody Senior Citizen Groups, crocheted items for less forunate and sickly children
Agrippina “Bebe/Aggie” Mazzola of Lynnfield, formerly of Revere and Portland, Maine passed away peacefully on January 15 in Peabody at the age of 95.
She was the beloved wife of the late Philip J. Mazzola, who predeceased her in March of 1995. Agrippina was born in Portland, Maine on November 29, 1920 to her loving parents Biaggio and Pauline (Deforte) Severino. She was a graduate of Portland High School, Class of 1938. Bebe was the devoted mother of Dolores (Mazzola) Ciccanesi and her partner, Robert Bompane of Peabody and Richard Mazzola and his wife, Maryann of Lynnfield; loving grandmother of Susan Ciccanesi and Joseph Ciccanesi III and his wife, Stephanie, all of New Hampshire and Carolyn Mazzola of California; devoted great-grandmother to Ava and Addison Ciccanesi and aunt to several beloved nieces and nephews.
Agrippina was the sole surviving sibling of the Severino /Vasile Family. She was predeceased in death by her brothers: James Vasile, Anthony (Tony) and John (Sonny) Severino and sisters, Mary Gilberti, Nancy Pompeo, Jenny Ciriello, Josephine Mayer and Stella Brelis. Aggie is survived by in-laws Tina Severino, Peter Brelis as well as Mary and Ciro Mazzola, Joseph Mazzola and Lucille Barengo.
She was a devout parishioner at Our Lady of the Assumption Parish and a member of the Prayer Shawl Ministry, she regularly attended the Lynnfield and Peabody Senior Citizen Centers where you could always find her socializing, exercising and crocheting “Hug-A Bears” and “Calico Cats” for less fortunate and sickly children. Aggie spent many wonderful years vacationing with her husband and family in Maine and wintered in Ft. Lauderdale with her husband, Phil.
Her Funeral will be held from the Cota Funeral Home, 335 Park St., (corner of Park Street and Rte. 28) North Reading at Reading line on Thursday, January 21 at 9 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in Our Lady of Assumption Church, 17 Grove St., Lynnfield at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends may visit with the family in the Funeral Home today, Wednesday, from 4 to 8 p.m. Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett.
The family wishes to extend gratitude to the Jeffrey and Susan Brudnick Center for Living and Dr. Matthew S. Shwartz Hospice and Palliative Care Center for their kind and gentle care. Donations in Aggie’s memory may be made to Our Lady of the Assumption Parish, 17 Grove Street, Lynnfield, MA. 01949 or to the Dr. Matthew S. Shwartz Hospice and Palliative Care Center, 123 Captain Row, Chelsea, MA 02150. www.cotafuneralhomes.com
Carpenter and magician
Robert A. Osgood, Jr., a lifelong resident of Revere, passed unexpectedly following a long illness on Saturday, January 16. He was 56 years old.
Born and raised in Revere, he attended Revere schools and was a 1977 graduate of Revere High School. He also attended the Regional Vocation School. Most of his life was spent in the construction field, with his expertise in carpentry. Bobby experienced early signs of Congestive Obstructive Pulmonary Disease which rendered him disabled at an early age. Bobby had an interest in magic and performance as a child and teenager and later began a business performing at homes, parties and various venues providing magic for children’s celebrations. During his elementary school years, he was a member of the famed I.C. Reveries Drum and Bugle Corps, playing the drums.
He was the beloved son of Robert A. Osgood, Sr. and Anne S.(DelGrosso) Osgood of Revere and the dear father of Robert A. Osgood, III and his companion, Stephanie, Brennan A. Osgood and his companion, Christine, all of Boston’s North End and Brett A. Osgood of Revere; the cherished brother of Linda M. Mario and her husband, James Prendable of Revere and Judy A. Osgood and and her companion, Samantha Newton of Dover, N.H. He is also lovingly survived by his companion, Elaine of Lynn, his aunt, Theresa L. DelGrosso of Revere, his former wife, Laura J. Fiore of Revere and his granddaughter, Gianna Marie Osgood of Winthrop, and many caring cousins. Interment will be held privately.
Family and friends are invited to attend visiting hours on Thursday, January 21 the Vertuccio and Smith, Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway, Revere (Rte. 107) at 9 a.m. through 11:00 a.m. His funeral will follow the visitation, at Immaculate Conception Church (corner of Beach St. & Winthrop Avenue) Revere at 11 :30 a.m. Interment will be held privately. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Salvation Army Citadel, 258 Chestnut St. Chelsea, MA 02150. Please visit www.vertuccioandsmith.com