Obituaries 03-30-2016

Tiffany Anne Edwards

Of Revere

Tiffany Anne Edwards of Revere passed away on March 27. She was 25 years old.

The cherished daughter of Richard and Christine (Harris) Edwards, she was the loving sister of Christine and Crystal Edwards, adored aunt of Christian Edwards and is also survived by her grandmother, Theresa Harris and by many loving aunts, uncles and cousins.

Family and friends will honor Tiffany’s life by gathering in Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, 262 Beach St., Revere on Thursday, March 31 from 4 to 8 p.m. with a Funeral Service beginning at 7:30 p.m.  Committal service is private.  For guestbook and directions

Theresa Stanchi


Theresa M. (DiOrio) Stanchi of Revere died on March 27 at Whidden Memorial Hospital. She was 90 years old.

A homemaker, born in Everett, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Mary (Bucheri) DiOrio; beloved wife of the late Vincent Stanchi; devoted mother of Doborah Leonard and her husband, Craig of Virginia, Karen Maniscalco of Revere, Susan Amaral and her husband, Mario of Middleton and Patricia Muise and her husband, Joseph of Foxboro; dear sister of Edith Romano of Revere, Joseph DiOrio of Peabody, Amelio DiOrio of Wakefield, Marie Prezioso of Saugus and the late Michael DiOrio, Ernest DiOrio and Richard DiOrio. She was the cherished grandmother of eight and great-grandmother of two.

Her funeral will be held from the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, 128 Revere St., Revere today, Wednesday, March 30 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.  Interment will be in Massachusetts National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in Theresa’s name may be made to: Alzheimer’s Association at  For online memorial and guestbook please visit:

Anna Scanlon

Longtime Revere resident

Anna Scanlon, a longtime resident of Revere, died unexpectantly on February 22 in Delray Beach, Florida. She was 98 years old.

She will be reunited eternally with her late husband, decorated veteran James E. Scanlon. Anna is survived by her children Elizabeth (Betty) Riccioli (son-in-law Ken), Alice Perry (son-in-law Carl) and James (Jim) Scanlon. She was the beloved grandmother of Kenny Riccioli (And his wife Agata) Joey Riccioli, Keith Perry, Chad Perry ( His wife Noel’) ,  Jimmy Scanlon and Jason Scanlon (His wife Jenna) and cherished great grandmother to Bella, Roman, Milo, Liliana, Cecelia,Nolan and aunt to RoseMarie Solomine.

Carol ‘Cookie’ Higgins


Carol “Cookie” E. (Zajac) Higgins of Revere, formerly of Chelsea, passed away on Monday, March 21.  She was 70 years old.

Cookie was a nurse at the Chelsea Jewish Nursing Home and the Whidden Memorial Hospital in Everett.

The cherished daughter of the late Norma (Hildner) Sinnott and Henry Zajac, she was the beloved wife of David C. Higgins, loving sister of June Dingwell, Alice Suloff, Barbara Morvan and Dorothy Ekey and is also survived by many loving nieces, nephews and cousins.

Family and friends will honor Carol’s life by gathering in Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, 262 Beach St., Revere today, Wednesday, March 30 from 4 to 8 p.m. and again at 8 a.m. on Thursday morning before leaving in procession to St. Stanislaus Church in Chelsea for a Funeral Mass to be celebrated in her honor at 9:30 a.m.  Interment will follow at Puritan Lawn Memorial Park in Peabody.  For guestbook and directions:

Sean Patrick Honohan

Student at Perkins School for the Blind in Watertown

Sean Patrick Honohan died at home with his family on March 23.

Sean was a student at the Perkins School for the Blind in Watertown. Sean’s family would like to thank all of his nurses and care givers, especially Bernadette, Auntie Tiff and Jen. They are forever grateful.

He was the beloved son of James “Jamie” Honohan, Jr. and Melissa DeVeau; dear brother of Harrison James Honohan; cherished grandson of James and Michele (Tucker) Honohan of Revere and Michael and Maureen (Zajac) DeVeau of Chelsea; loving nephew of Andrew Honohan, Sr., Miri Otero and her husband, Johnny and Scott DeVeau; cousin of Andrew Jr., Johnny Jr., and Jayden. He is also survived by many great aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Visiting hours will be held in The Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, 128 Revere St, Revere today, Wednesday, March 30 from 4 to 8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to or Perkins School for the Blind, 175 N. Beacon St, Watertown, MA 02472 C/O Deafblind Preschool Program in memory of Sean. For guest book please visit

Alice Tranfaglia

Revere homemaker

Family and friends are invited to attend a Memorial Funeral Mass on Thursday, March 31 at 10 a.m. in the  Immaculate Conception Church (Corner of Beach Street and Winthrop Avenue) Revere for Alice C. (John) Tranfaglia who died at Union Hospital in Lynn on March 19 following a long illness.

Born in the Bronx, New York she came to live in Revere more than 60 years ago. A quiet and unassuming woman, she married Carl D. Tranfaglia (a Revere boy) some 65 years ago and they made their home on Warren Street in Revere. Carl passed on December 21, 2015.

She was the devoted mother of Carl D. Tranfaglia, Jr. of Lynn, Paul W. Tranfaglia of Revere and Debra Bruno and her husband, Robert of Georgetown. She is also lovingly survived by seven grandchildren,  five great grandchildren and by many nieces and nephews. She was the sister of the late Charles John, Jr., Sissy Summers and Barbara John.

Interment will be held privately. In lieu of flowers remembrances may be made to a charity of your choice. For additional information, please visit:

Bernice ‘Bunny’ Cody

Bank of America retiree

Bernice F. “Bunny” Cody, a lifelong resident of Revere, died at the Masachusetts General Hospital in Boston following a brief illness on March 25. She was 96 years young.

Born and raised in Revere, she lived in Revere all her life. She was a graduate of Immaculate Conception Grammar School and Immaculate Conception High School, Class of 1937. For several years, she worked as a secretary for the former Hickey Insurance Company of Revere and then joined the work force in the Trust Department of  Bank of America. Mrs. Cody also held a Mass. Real Estate Brokers License and worked in real estate after she formally retired from the bank. As a young mother, she was active in the Immaculate Guild at the ICC Parish School.

She was the wife of the late William F. Cody, Sr. who died in April of 1969; the cherished mother of William F. Cody, Jr. and Kenneth R. Cody and his wife, Joanne, all of Revere; the dear sister of John E. Porter of Lynn and the late RPD James Porter. She is also lovingly survived by her niece, Judth Ann Porter of Lynn and by many other nieces, nephews, grand nieces and grand nephews.

Family and friends are invited to attend her funeral on Friday, April 1 from the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Route 107) Revere beginning at  9 a.m.  A Funeral Mass will follow the visitation in the Immaculate Conception Church (corner of Beach Street and Winthrop Avenue) Revere at 11 a.m. followed by interment at Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital, P.O. Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, TN 38101-9908. For additional information, please visit:

Vilma Madrid

Member of Immaculate Parish Family

Vilma Madrid passed away unexpectedly at the Whidden Memorial Hospital on Saturday, March 26 after many previous and successful battles with cancer. She was 48 years old.

Born and raised in Matapan, El Salvador, she was the beloved daughter of Martin Madrid and Juventina Monterola de Madrid. Vilma came to the United States as a young lady where she met and married Francisco B. Tejada and together they raised their family of two sons and one daughter residing in East Boston and in Revere for the past 10 years.

Vilma worked for over 18 years with the housekeeping department at Tufts University, Boston Campus in Chinatown. For health reasons, she retired a year ago. She was a member of the Immaculate Parish Family in Revere and in her lifetime Vilma enjoyed home cooking and entertaining family and friends in her home. She also enjoyed traveling back to El Salvador and Mexico City. She is survived by her beloved husband Francisco Tejada and was the devoted mother of Darlene Flores, Josue Tejada and Francisco Tejada, loving daughter of Martin Madrid and Juventina Monterola de Madrid, she is also survived by 14 loving siblings.

Her funeral will be held from the Frank A. Welsh & Sons Funeral Home, 718 Broadway, Chelsea today, Wednesday March 30 at 9 a.m. ffollowed by a Funeral Mass of Christian Burial in the Immaculate Conception Church, 133 Beach St., Revere at 10 a.m. Services will conclude with interment at Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. Relatives and friends are most kindly invited to attend.

Anna Guerra

Of Revere, formerly of East Boston

Anna (Porrazzo) Guerra of Revere, formerly of East Boston, passed away March 23.  She was 83 years old.

The longtime companion of Joseph Pagliuca of Billerica, she was the loving mother of Stephen Guerra and his wife, Donna of South Carolina, James Guerra and his wife, Grace of Peabody, Catherine Kahatatba of Revere, Linda Belschner and her husband, John of Revere and Maria Cummings of New Hampshire, and her late husband, Richard; sister of David Porrazzo, Joseph Porrazzo and Frank Porrazzo, all of California, John and Louis Porrazzo of Revere and the late Vincent James Porrazzo; cherished grandmother of Stephen and his wife, Jennifer, Krista, Joseph, Jennifer, Joanna, Mishelle, Mark, Danielle and her husband, Eric, Tanya, Stephanie, Andrea, Samantha and her husband, Sean, Richard and Joshua; great grandmother of Morgan, Lily, Mark, Logan, Mia, Emma, Ariana, and Jared and mother in law of Gregory Smith, Richard Jean and Anthony Morico. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangement were by Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, 262 Beach Street, Revere.  Interment was in Puritan  Lawn Memorial Park, Peabody. For guest book:

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