Obituaries 05-18-2016

Rachel Rogers

103 year old member of The Greatest Generation

Rachel T. (Cogliano) Rogers passed after a lengthy illness at the home of her daughter with whom she made her home in North Revere on Thursday, May 12. She was 103 years old. Born in Boston on October 28, 1912, Mrs. Rogers would have been 104 years old in October.

Her family moved to Chelsea where Mrs. Rogers attended school. She later spent over 30 years in Everett before moving to Revere in 1977.  Widowed in January of 1954 leaving her as a single Mom, she worked in her early years at Chelsea’s former “Everlastic” Company and then joined the work force at TRW Car Fasteners for over 20 years, retiring from there in 1977.

Always a worker and an energetic woman, she soon tired of retirement and in 1987, she rejoined the work force at Burger King of Chelsea as a sale’s clerk.  She held the position until turning 83 years old in 1995.  And that was only because of her family demanded that she stop working.  She was indeed a member of “the greatest generation” and her daughter, son-in-law and grandsons are true testimony.

She was the wife of the late Arthur F. Rogers;  the adored and cherished mother of Marie T. “Terry” Sadowski and her husband, Samuel J. Sadowski of North Revere, with whom she made her home; the cherished grandmother of: Jeffrey J. Sadowski and his wife, Robyn of Salisbury, MA and Christopher J. Sadowski of Revere; sister of the late: Maria DeFrancesco, Antonetta Woods, Assunta Finnegan, Domenic, Ralph, Nicholas and John Cogliano, she is also lovingly survived by many nieces, nephews, grand-nieces and grand-nephews.

A funeral mass was celebrated in St. Anthony of Padua Church, Revere followed by interment at Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. Remembrances may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, P.O. Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, TN 38101-9908. For additional information, please visit

Stephen Mauro

Accountant and well known basketball referee

Stephen M. Mauro of Peabody, formerly of Revere, died on May 11 at Lynn Union Hospital. He was 66 years old.

Stephen was an accountant and worked at Tower Glass for many years. He was also a well known basketball referee and a 40 year member of I.A.A.B.O.

He was the son of the Late Stephen and Frances (Scorzello), the beloved husband of Donna (McCarthy), the devoted father of Jill Morris and her husband, Michael of North Reading, Daniel and his wife, Heather of Watertown, and Matthew and his wife, Tiffany of Peabody; dear brother of Patricia Memmolo of Florida, Margaret “Tootie” Clarke of Saugus, Frances “Muggins” Gulla and Linda Grasso, both of Revere and the late Richard Mauro. He is also survived by three loving grandchildren: Brooke, Brittany and Adalyn and by many loving nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, Revere.  Interment was in Woodlawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Dialysis Clinic Inc. 643 Broadway,  Somerville MA, 02145. For guest book, please visit

Donald Dembro

Past Commodore of the Broadsound Tuna Club, owned North Shore Ignition and Carburetor Service in Revere

Donald J. Dembro of Revere died on May 5 at Mass General Hospital. He was 68 years old.

Donald was a past Commodore of the Broadsound Tuna Club and owner of the North Shore Ignition and Carburetor Service in Revere. He enjoyed being outdoors and had a love for fishing and hunting.

Born in Medford, the son of the late Edward Dembro and Emma (Rizzo) Dembro, he is survived by his beloved life partner of 38 years Sharon Bouvier of Revere. He was the proud father of Donald of Haverhill and Christopher of Manchester, NH; brother of Edward Dembro and his wife, Nancy of Revere and the cherished uncle of Steven Dembro and Denise Ford.

His Funeral Mass was held at St Anthony’s Church. In Lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Donald’s name to Madonna Queen National Shrine, 150 Orient Ave., East Boston, MA 02128.

Rose Morgante

Of Revere

Rose (Santos) Morgante of Revere passed away on May 8. She was 89 years old.

The cherished daughter of the late Frank and Mary Santos, she was the beloved wife of John Morgante; dear sister of Dorothy Souza of Stoneham and the late Justine Brigalone and Mary Santos.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Vazza’s ‘Beechwood” Funeral Home, Revere.  Interment was in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. For guest book, visit:

Patrice Gioia


Patrice E. Gioia of Derry, NH,  formerly of Boston’s North End, died unexpectedly at home on May 10. She was 38 years old.

A secretary in the health care field, she was the beloved daughter of Roxane Bangs and her husband, Freddy of Saugus and the late Angelo Gioia; devoted mother of Damian V. Sullivan, Felicia R. Sullivan and Jeremy R. Timpe; loving fiancé of Rudolph “Butch” Timpe of New Hampshire; loving sister of Janine Keating and her husband, Christopher, Angelo Gioia and Michael Gioia and cherished aunt of Amelia, Noah and Jacob. She is also survived by her loving grandmother Betty Pisano of Revere, her aunts Cecile Leone, Marsha DeSantis, Denise Cipoletta and Elissa Pisano-Buonopane, her in-laws Rudy and Helen Timpe of Derry, NH, and by many loving aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Funeral arrangements were by the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, Revere.  Interment was in Puritan Lawn Cemetery. For guest book please visit

Victor Restaino

Commander of DAV Chapter 51, Longtime member of the Holy Name Society

Victor R. Restaino of Saugus, formerly of Everett and Revere, died on May 13.

Victor was a Corporal in the U.S. Army and a veteran of WWII. He was proud of his time in the Army and relished in telling war stories. He was Commander of the Disabled American Veterans Chapter 51. For many years, Victor was part of the Holy Name Society at St. Anthony’s Church in Revere and St. Theresa’s in Everett. He and his wife, Lee  spent many winters at their home in Florida. While at home, he savored many great meals cooked by Lee. He also loved her baking, even the accidentally burnt cookies.

He was the son of the late Anthony and Rose (DiCesare) and the cherished husband to his wife Lena “Lee” (Aldorisio) for 68 years;  beloved father of Robert and his wife, Diane of Saugus, Gary of Florida and the late Keith and his wife, Betsy Solino; brother to the late Carmine, Alphonse, Louis, Anthony, Stella and Theresa; brother-in-law to Barbara Aldorisio; adoring grandfather of Christopher and his wife, Danielle, Johnathan and his wife, Stacie, Stephen, Gina and her husband, Matt, Justin and his wife, Kim, Matthew, Ross and his wife, Alyssa and the late Victor II and great-grandfather of Joseph, Giuliana and Michaela. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

His Funeral will be held from the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, 128 Revere Street, Revere today Wednesday, May 18 at 9 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St Anthony’s Church at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends are kindly invited.  Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery. At the family’s request, donations can be made to the Disabled American Veterans: DAV, PO Box 14301, Cincinnati, OH 45250-0301

Alan Poliakoff

MENSA (High IQ Society) member

Alan R. Poliakoff of Revere/Stoughton passed away on Wednesday, May 4 at Norwood Hospital in Norwood. He was 67 years old.

Born on October 31, 1948 in Winthrop,  the son of the late Max Poliakoff and Goldie Bella (Greenberg) Poliakoff, he was a graduate of Revere High School, Class of 1965, and received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Political Science from the University of Massachusetts, Boston.

A resident of Revere for many years, Alan was employed for more than 20 years in security for the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston. Always a bright and curious man with a wonderful sense of humor, he enjoyed the distinct honor of membership in MENSA, and was interested in investment consulting.

Alan was the beloved brother of Sheila (Poliakoff) Sandler and the late James “Jimmy” Sandler, of Stoughton,  and the late Loraine Poliakoff of Revere. He leaves his nieces and nephews: Ryan and Diane Sandler of Medford, OR, and Darren and Dawn Sandler of South Berwick, ME; and nine great-nieces and great-nephews.

Visitation has respectfully been omitted. Memorial services will be private.
For additional information or to send the family a written expression of sympathy, please visit an on-line guest book at Arrangements are under the direction of the Dyer-Lake Funeral Home, 161 Commonwealth Avenue, Village of Attleboro Falls, North Attleboro. (508) 695-0200

Eleanor Picardi

Longtime Revere resident

Private services were held at the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals in Revere for Eleanor V. Picardi, a long time Revere resident, who died on May 1 at the Lighthouse Nursing Care Center of Revere following a long illness. She was 87 years old. Interment was at Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden.

Born and raised in East Boston, Eleanor lived there until moving to Revere in 1958 with her parents and her five brothers and one sister. She attended East Boston schools and was a 1947 graduate of Girls’ Trade School of Boston. Although early in her working career she held several jobs, her primary vocation in life was to care for her beloved family. She cared for both parents and three of her brothers. She became the matriarch of family when her dear mother died in March of 1962. Eleanor was always, pleasant, smiling, going about her household chores with a beautiful energy for life.

Her sister, Rose M. Picardi, survives her most mournfully. The two had become “best friends” and confidants.

She was the daughter of the late Ralph and Ernestine “Esther” (Dell’Orfano)

Picardi and the cherished and devoted sister to: Rose M. Picardi,

and Ralph J. Picardi, both of Revere, Gerald E. Picardi of Avon and the late Michael R., Anthony J. and Nunzio J. Picardi. She is also lovingly survived by her surrogate daughter and her family: Mary Ann Cifuni and her husband, Gennaro J. Cifuni of Revere, several nieces, nephews, grand-nieces and grand-nephews also survive her.

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, New England Chapter, 60 Walnut St., Wellesley Hills.Ma.02481.For additional informaion

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