Obituaries 04-13-2016

James Enos

Master Upholsterer; Owner Enos Upholstery

Family and friends are invited to attend visiting hours on Saturday, April 16 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Route 107) Revere for James J. Enos who died following a long illness at Boston’s Mass. General Hospital on Saturday, April 9. Interment will be private. Visiting hours will be followed by the service in the funeral home at 1:15 p.m.

Mr. Enos, who lived his entire life in Revere, attended Revere Schools and was a 1968 graduate of Revere High School. In 1981, when his dad, Joseph W. Enos, passed, he took over the family business “Enos Upholstery” of Revere and operated the business until failing health forced him to retire in 2014. Jim was a Master Upholsterer and his finished product was his best advertisement. His clients extended throughout the North Shore.

Jim also had a passion for the care of all animals and he was a member of the Humane Society of Massachusetts.

The beloved son of Rita O. (Perullo) Enos and the late Joseph W. Enos, he was the devoted brother of John W. Enos and his wife, Debra of Revere, Rita M. Castaldini and her husband, James P. of Nashua, NH and the late Nancy M. Enos; dear uncle of Danielle D. Enos of Revere, John A. Enos and his wife, Jennifer of Lynn,, Marita L. Castaldini and Joanna J. Castaldini, both of Nashua, NH. He is also lovingly survived by several aunts, uncles and cousins, his grand niece, Melissa and his grand nephew, JJ and his adoring canine companion, “Chico.”

Because of Jim’s love and respect for animals, the family asks that, rather than flowers, remembrances be made to the Mass. Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (MSPCA) at Angel Office of Development, 350 South Huntington Avenue, Boston MA 02130-9923. For additional information, please visit:

Angelina DiGangi

Of Melrose, formerly of the North End

Angelina (DiPietro) DiGangi of Melrose, formerly of Boston’s North End, died on April 6

She was the beloved daughter of the late Raphael and Carmella (Uva) DiPietro; loving wife of the late Joseph M. DiGangi; treasured mother of Joseph R. DiGangi of Revere, Cheryl M. DiGangi and her husband, Mark Brunini of Melrose, and the late Ada T. Milhollan; cherished grandmother of Joseph M. DiGangi and his wife, Robyn and their daughter, Sophia, Jacqueline Shipton and her husband, Matthew and their sons, Payton and Anthony, Nicole Milhollan, Michael DiGangi, Gina Lines and her husband, Daniel. Angelina was predeceased by 10 siblings. She is also survived by loving nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Boston Harborside Home, 580 Commercial St., Boston. Entombment was in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. For online condolences, please visit

Dexter William Cribbie

Retired Engineer; US Air Force WWII Bomber Pilot

Family and friends are invited to attend visiting hours on Thursday, April 14 beginning at 10 a.m. through noon in the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Route 107) Revere followed by the funeral service at 12:15 p.m. for Dexter William Cribbie who died unexpectedly following a long illness on Saturday, April 9 at his Revere residence. He was 97 years old.

Born in South Boston, the family moved to Everett when Dexter was a young boy. He attended Everett schools and was a 1937 graduate of Everett High School. He entered the US Air Force on December 23, 1944 and served with the 675th Squadron, 417th Bombardment Group (4) Fifth Air Force as a bomber pilot Twin Eng INE 1022. He was the recipient of the American Campaign Medal, the Army of Occupation Medal and the World War II Victory Medal. He was discharged from the Air Force as a First Lieutenant on August 31, 1946. He moved to Revere over 65 years ago.

Dexter then began his career as an engineer specializing in Quality Control Departments – supervising and inspecting. He was a long standing member of the Irish-American Club of Malden haing been awarded Life Membership for his many years of proud and volunteer services.

The beloved husband of almost 74 years to Christine D. (Franco) Cribbie, he was the devoted father of Judith A. “Judy” Santeusanio and her late husband, John N. of Revere and Cheryl M. Covalucci and her husband, John J. of Hubbardston, MA; the cherished grandather of: John D. Santeusanio and his wife, Renee of Revere, Steven J. Santeusanio and his wife, Tracey of Abington, Shawn M. Watson and his wife, Carrie and Christopher J. Watson, all of Medford, Robin M. Watson of Leominster, MA and the late Jill C. Santeusanio; the dear brother to the late John “Ernie” and Ronald Cribbie. He is also lovingly survived by six great grandchildren: Joseph Santeusanio of Revere, Ross and Raquel Watson, Christopher and Andrew Watson, all of Medford and Haley Watson of Stoneham and by many nieces and nephews.

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 more information, please visit:

George Miller

Suffolk Downs thoroughbred trainer and former manager of Tropic Isle Aquarium in Framingham

George S. Miller of Revere died on April 10 at Boston Medical Center surrounded by his family. He was 61 years old.

The former manager at Tropic Isle Aquarium in Framingham, for many years he trained thoroughbreds at Suffolk Downs.

He was the beloved son of James R and Marjorie (Foti) Miller of Revere, the dear brother of Doreen Miller of Revere and James W. Miller of Medford; loving uncle of Malana Jean; devoted nephew of Dominic and Louis Foti “Lemon Lou,” both of Revere, and Mimi Muscarella of Malden. He is also survived by many loving cousins.

His Funeral will be held from the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, 128 Revere St., Revere on Friday, April 15 at 9:30 a.m. visitation from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Anthony’s Church at 12 noon. Relatives and friends are kindly invited. Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Boston Medical Center, 72 East Concord St., Suite L-1004, Boston MA 02118 Att: Robert. For guest book, please visit www.

Cosmo Fantasia

Butler Aviation retiree who was happy to have been blessed with a “Wonderful Life”

Cosmo Fantasia of Revere died on Saturday, April 9 at his Revere residence following a brief illness. He was 87 years old.

Born in Chelsea, he came to Revere as a young boy with his family to his home on Rand Street where he remained all his life. He attended Revere schools and was a member of the 1946 Class at Revere High School.

Blind in his left eye from birth, Cosmo was determined to serve with the U.S. Navy during wartime. Although, that was not possible; he worked as a civilian employee of the U.S. Navy and he remained on essential wartime work until services could be spared or until the end of hostilities. Cosmo received an Accommodation of Recognition of Service from the Navy, which he honored and cherished until his dying day. In 1961, Cosmo began his career with Butler Aviation where he remained for 30 years, serving as a machinist, mechanic and fuel agent. He retired in 1991 and maintained the many friendships he had acquired at Butler Aviation.

Cosmo was a member of the Int’l. Assoc. of Machinists & Aerospace Workers-AFL-CIO-CLC. He was a gentlemen’s gentleman, and a joy to work with, an inspiration to many, for in spite of his visual handicap that did not prevent him from carrying his own weight in any situation.

As a young man he had a part-time job with Woodlawn Cemetery in Everett forging and encouraging an appreciation for landscaping, gardening and maintenance. At his own home on Rand Street and particularly on the vacant house lot aside his home, he created a tremendous flower and vegetable garden. His design was award winning and intently cared for. And without discussion, his fruit trees and vegetables were among the best. One of the greatest joys, he would recall as he became unable to continue his undaunting schedule, was presenting his produce, especially his tomatoes, to his large extended family of friends and neighbors.

Cosmo was particularly proud of his travels with his beloved wife of 67 years., Gerladine (Tempesta.) Over the years, they had many trips throughout the U.S., especially to Cailfornia, Florida and Hawaii and internationally to Italy.

Cosmo maintained an awareness of life and events and recently was asked by one of his doctor’s “Did you have a good life?” and he responded with gusto, “l have been blessed with a wonderful life, doctor, a wife that I am still ‘in love’ with, a family who loves me, and a gratefulness of heart to God for the many trips we have enjoyed over the years, a job that I truly loved, and my garden… and sharing my produce with my family and friends.” What a testimony, in this day and age to be made aware of and shared. Cosmo’s life is a statement of humility, gratuity to God and love of man, a certain positive, inspiration and declaration.

Along with his beloved wife of 67 years, Geraldine R.(Tempesta), he was the devoted father of Anthony F. Fantasia and his wife, Ann of Tampa, FL., Geri R. Fantasia and Tracey A. Fantasia, both of Revere and the late Richard C. Fantasia and his surviving spouse, Deborah Fantasia of Sacramento, CA. He was the cherished grandfather of Kimberley R. Fantasia and her fiancée, Daniel of Skowhegan, Maine, Nathalie A. McDaniel and her husband, Lance of Sacramento, Ca., Kristen A. Fantasia of Tampa, FL., Philip S. and John A. Miller, both of Revere, and Brian R. Miller of Los Angeles, CA; the dear brother of Mary Ficaro of Revere, Salvatore Fantasia and his wife, Doris of Falmouth, MA and the late Augustine Fantasia. He is also lovingly survived by his Great-Granddaughter, Macy L. McDaniel, his faithful and adoring canine companion “Babe” and by many nieces, nephews, grand-nieces and grand nephews.

The Fantasia’s are overwhelmed with the extraordinary care and attention rendered not only to Cosmo, but to his entire family by the staff and administration at Chelsea Jewish Foundation & Hospice Program. Their efforts have in some way, lessened the “sting”. God bless and love to all.

Family and friends are invited to attend his is funeral to be conducted from the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Route 107) Revere today, Wednesday, April 13 at 9 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in the Immaculate Conception Church (Corner of Beach St.& Winthrop Ave.), Revere at 10 a.m. Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. For additional information, please visit:

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