Obituaries 02-10-2016

Sharon DiGregorio

Registered Nurse

Sharon D. (DiMartino) DiGregorio of North Reading, formerly of Burlington and Revere, died at home on February 8 surrounded by her family after a long illness. She was 55 years old.

Sharon was a graduate of North East Vocational High School and Boston College School of Nursing. She worked for many years as a Cancer Research Nurse at Lahey Hospital and Medical Center in Burlington.

The beloved wife of Dan DiGregorio, she was the devoted mother of Marissa of Chicago and Bianca and Cassaundra of North Reading; loving daughter of Joseph and Gloria (Gassiraro) DiMartino of Revere; dear sister of Karen D. Bertolino and her husband, Richard of Lynnfield and is also survived by loving nieces and nephews.

Her Funeral will be held from the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, 128 Revere St., Revere on Thursday, February 11 at 10 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St Anthony’s Church at 11 a.m. Relatives and friends are kindly invited. Visiting hours will be today, Wednesday, from 4 to 8 p.m. Memorial donations may be made to the Dana Faber Cancer Research Hospital, 10 Brookline Place West, 6th floor, Brookline, MA 02445. For guest book please visit

Theresa Rose ‘Terry’ Borgatti

Of Virginia

Theresa Rose “Terry” Borgatti died on September 30, 2015 at her home in Vienna, Virginia surrounded by her family.

She was the beloved wife of 64 years of Robert A. Borgatti, Sr.; loving mother of Donna (Mostafa) Aghabeh, Robert (Christine) Borgatti, Jr., Pamela Jones and Denise Borgatti; daughter of the late William and Theresa Hendry; sister of the late William “Bill” Hendry and John “Jack” Hendry; and grandmother of Mehdi and Lindsey Aghabeh, Sarah and Robert Borgatti, Lawrence, Katie and Jaclyn Jones, and Emily and Melissa Adams. She is also survived by her loving son-in-law, Lawrence Jones, Sr. and numerous nieces and nephews.

Services and the interment took place in Virginia.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 3701 Pender Drive, Suite 400, Fairfax, VA 22030. Online condolences and fond memories may be offered to the family at:

Arthur Flynn III

Of Peabody, formerly of Revere

Arthur E. Flynn III died on Friday morning at the Lighthouse Nursing Center in Revere. He was 60 years old.

Born in Revere, he was the son of the late Arthur E. Jr. and Frances A. (Gillen) Flynn. He was a resident of Revere for many years before moving to Peabody.

He is survived by his sister Nancy Flynn and her companion, John McGaffigan of Peabody. Arthur was the nephew of Ella Gouveia of Revere and Peter F. Flynn of California.

His funeral will be held today, Wednesday, February 10 at 9:15 a.m. at the Bisbee-Porcella Funeral Home, 549 Lincoln Avenue, Saugus followed by a Funeral Mass in the Immaculate Conception Church, 133 Beach St., Revere at 10:30 a.m. Interment will be in Puritan Lawn Memorial Park, Peabody. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to Joslin Diabetes Center, 1 Joslin Place, Boston, MA 02215. For directions and condolences

Elizabeth Palladino

Retired bartender

Elizabeth (Ferrara) Palladino of Revere died on February 6. She was 93 years old.

Mrs. Palladino worked for many years as a bartender in local restaurants and lounges.

The daughter of the late Peter and Jeanette (Spadafora) Ferrara, she was the beloved mother of the late Louise Vazza; longtime companion of the late Joseph Conlon, loving grandmother of Cheryl Rothwell and Lori Vazza, both of Centerville; dear sister of Irene Frederick of Peabody and the late Eleanor Piccuito and Dorothy Kraby. She is also survived by four loving great grandchildren, three great great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, Revere. Interment was in Woodlawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St Jude Children’s RESEARCH Hospital 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105. For guest book, please visit

Marie Cole

Animal lover whose life centered around family

Marie C. Cole, a longtime Chelsea resident, passed away on January 18 after a brief illness at the Lawrence Memorial Hospital in Medford. She was 86 years old.

Born and raised in Revere, she was one of three children born to Vito and Therese (Rizzo) Lepore. After attending High School, Marie worked for a brief time at Schraft’s Candies in Boston. In the late 1940’s, she married Edward L. Cole and they shared 45 years together before his passing in 1991.

A devoted homemaker and mother of four, she also worked outside of the home at Bartolo’s Café in East Boston where she was the cook and table waitress.

Her life centered around family and in her lifetime Marie enjoyed many simple pleasures; such as sitting in front of her home on Saipan Road. enjoying the sun and passing time playing her electronic board games, playing bingo and other games of chance at Foxwoods, Atlantic City and Las Vegas, feeding the urban wildlife; squirrels and a disabled neighborhood raccoon. And, of course, her favorite feline companions “Gypsy” and “Kimba.”

In addition to her parents and husband, Marie was also preceded in death by her siblings; Robert Lepore and Jean Sarmanian. She is survived by her beloved children and their spouses, Edward L. Cole, Jr. and his wife, Janet of Chelsea, James W. Cole and his wife, Denise, Thomas “Bucky” Cole and his wife, Carol of Saugus, Patsy Pistone of Revere and her late husband, Guy. She is also survived by 13 grandchildren and 20 great grandchildren.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Frank A. Welsh & Sons Funeral Home, Chelsea. Interment was at Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory may be made to Hallmark Health VNA & Hospice, 178 Savin St., Ste 300, Malden, MA 02148 or Alzheimer’s Assoc. 480 Pleasant St., Watertown, MA 02472

Dorothy Olsen

Longtime member of VFW Post 6712 Ladies Auxiliary of Beachmont

Dorothy M. (Jacobs) Olsen passed away on Monday evening, February 1 at the Kindred Hospital in Peabody following a brief illness. She was 90 years old.

Born and raised in Revere, she graduated from Revere High School in 1943.While Dorothy enjoyed her family, she also enjoyed being active in the working world. Upon graduating from Revere High School, she became an assistant buyer for the former R.H. White’s Department store in downtown Boston. After raising her family, she was a longtime employee of the Shirley Shoe Outlet in Revere and at Host-Marriott at Logan Airport in the gift shop at the United Airlines terminal. She was an avid crocheter who loved to make afghan blankets for family and friends. She also crocheted dozens of baby bonnets which she donated to local area hospitals including Children’s Hospital. She was also an animal lover who cared for several feral cats in the Oak Island community. She was a longtime member of the VFW Post 6712, Ladies Auxiliary, in Beacmont, Revere.

She was the beloved wife of 60 years to the late Henry L. Olsen, Retired Revere Fire Department Captain. She was the devoted mother of James Olsen and his wife, Joyce of Amesbury, Karen DeVincentis and her husband, Carl of Rowley, Susan Olsen of Revere and Dr. Nancy R. Olsen Waldron, PhD. and her partner, John O’Brien of Winthrop; cherished grandmother of Randolph E. Waldron, Jr. of Rhode Island, James G. Olsen, Jr. and his wife, Colleen of Newburyport, Lawrence J. Scaglione, IV and his wife, Chelsea of Munson and Michelle DeVincentis of Beverly; dear sister of Marjorie Clukey and her husband, Roger of Vero Beach, FL. and the late Florence Kloack, Frances DePasquale, Charles Jacobs, Earl Jacobs, Harold “Sonny” Jacobs and James Jacobs. She also leaves her cousin Jean Livick of Saugus and is lovingly survived by many nieces and nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Vertuccio and Smith, Home for Funerals, Revere. Interment was in Puritan Lawn Memorial Park in Peabody.In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Northeast Animal Shelter, 347 Highland Ave, Salem, MA 01970. Please visit

Rose Rizzo

Accomplished seamstress, known for her cooking and gardening talents

Accomplished seamstress, known for her cooking and gardening talents

Rose (LaPiana) Rizzo of Ashby formerly, of Saugus, the North End of Boston and Somerville died on February  8 at home surrounded by her loving family.

Rose was born in Boston on April 24, 1927 to Ignazio and Fillipa (Toscano) LaPiana. She grew up in the North End of Boston  and Somerville. She resided in Saugus for 28 years. Rose was an accomplished seamstress who worked at the Bride and Groom in Saugus and had her own seamstress business for many years. She was known for her cooking talents and would host large parties for family and friends at their Saugus home. Rose loved gardening. Her flowers flourished under her special touch. She loved collecting Cook books from all over the world, bright colors and music. Most of all she loved her family and was always there for them.

Rose and Guy moved to Ashby to be close to her daughter and grandchildren. She was known by everyone for her famous individually wrapped brownies that she lavishly bestowed upon her grandchildren and their friends and families. Affectionately called “Nin” she became Ashby’s grandmother.

She was the beloved wife of Guy Rizzo with whom she shared 63 years of marriage; devoted mother of Diana Baer and her husband, Garry of Ashby; cherished grandmother of Justin Richard Baer and his wife, Amanda and Dylan Guy Baer of Ashby; dear sister of Frank LaPiana of Malden and the late Joseph LaPiana, Ignazio LaPiana, Katherine Vecchio and Mary Brandariz; loving aunt of Phaedra  D’Ambrosio and her husband, Paul and daughter Paige of Tewksbury; treasured godmother of Paula LaPiana of Revere and she also leaes many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Her Funeral Service will be in Woodlawn Cemetery Chapel on Friday, February 12 at 11 a.m. Relatives and friends are kindly invited.  Visiting hours will be on Thursday from 4 to 6:30 p.m. followed by a blessing and celebration of her life at 6:30 p.m. in Paul Buonfiglio & Sons~Bruno Funeral Home 128 Revere St., Revere. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Rose loved bright colors, so feel free to wear them as we celebrate her life.  For online guestbook and memorial please visit:

Mary Carron

Retired waitress

Mary L. (Sargent) Carron of Billerica, formerly of Revere, died on January 20 at the Lahey Clinic in Burlington. She was 75 years old.

Mary worked for many years as a waitress at Sandy’s Restaurant in Billerica.

Born and raised in Revere before moving to Billerica in the late 70’s, she was the daughter of the late Ernest and Margaret (Allen) Sargent; the beloved wife of the late George, the devoted mother of Heidi O’Neill of Tewksbury, Kenneth of Florida and Jamie Carron of Billerica; dear sister of Ruth Haen of Georgia, Eva Adamson of Revere, Elaine Towlson of Winthrop, Carol D’Avanzo of California, Wayne Sargent of Florida and the late John Sargent, William Sargent, Ernest Sargent Jr, Karen Nagy and Margaret Yoston; cherished grandmother of Kevin and Kaitlyn O’Neill and great grandmother of Brady O’Neill. She is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, Revere. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the National Kidney [email protected] For guest book please visit

Lucy Costanzo

Family Matriarch

Lucy (Anzalone) Costanzo of Revere, formerly of East Boston, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her family on February 8 after a long and courageous battle with breast cancer. She was 87 years old.

The beloved wife of the late Leo Costanzo, she was the loving mother of Anthony Costanzo and his wife, Anne Marie, Nicholas Costanzo and his wife, Christine, all of Revere and the late Lucille Costanzo; cherished daughter of the late John and Anna (Landolfo) Anzalone; caring sister of the late Helen Lascuola, Anthony, Emelio, Romeo, John and Joseph Anzalone; adored grandmother of Melissa Puleio and her husband, Michael, Anthony Costanzo his wife, Jill, Lisa Schuler and her husband, Ryan and David Costanzo and his partner, Cheryl Burr. She is also survived by six great- grandchildren, who were the light of her life as well as many loving nieces and nephews, who were a very important part of her life. Lucy was a true matriarch of her family in every sense of the word and will be terribly missed.

Family and friends will honor Lucy’s life by gathering in Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, 262 Beach Street, Revere today, Wednesday, February 10 from 4 to 8 p.m.and again at 9 a.m. Thursday morning before leaving in procession to St. Anthony’s Church in Revere for a Funeral Mass to be celebrated in her honor at 10 a.m. Interment will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery Everett. In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Lucy’s memory to Care Dimensions, 75 Sylvan St., B-102, Danvers, MA 01923 For guestbook and directions

John ”Jack’ Lutes

Worked for Atlas-Glenmor Oil

John Lutes of Revere passed away on February 4 following a courageous battle with lung cancer. He was 72 years old

Mr. Lutes was employed by Atlas-Glenmor Oil in Chelsea.

The cherished husband of Louise (Hurley) Lutes of Revere,, he was born and raised in Quincy, the son of the late William and Theodora (Mucci) Lutes. He is survived by five brothers and two sisters: Edward Lutes of Florida, Nicholas Marino of Quincy, Thomas Marino of Michigan, Ann Mulligan of Weymouth. and Marie McDonald of Rockland. Three siblings preceded him in death. William Lutes Jr., Ellen Mortimer, Francis Marino. He will be greatly missed by his children::Todd Lutes of Washington, Julie Reardon of Methuen and Michael Carter of Revere and cherished grandchildren, Robert and Ryan Reardon of Haverhill, Lily and Dominic Carter of Revere.

A memorial will be held in Jack’s honor on Monday, February 15 at Boston Cremation, 287 Main Street, Malden, MA from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to the American Cancer Society.

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