Obituaries 11-02-2016

Michael Porter

Of Peabody

Michael P. Porter of Peabody died on October 27 at Kaplan Family Hospice. He was 72 years old.

The son of the late Charles and Catherine (Jasko), he was born in Boston and was a graduate of Somerville High School.

He was the beloved husband of Susan (Festa); devoted father of Maria LaFauci and her husband, Richard of Middleton and Michael V. Porter and his wife, Melanie of Peabody and the cherished grandfather of Lucas, Lucia, and Adriana. He is also survived by many loving brothers, sisters in-law, 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 Kaplan Family Hospice House 78 Liberty St Danvers, MA 01923. For guest book, please visit

Lillian Darcy

Past member of East Boston Sempre Avanti Lodge, Sons of Italy, and Winthrop Emblem Club

Lillian (Bomarsi) Darcy of Revere, formerly of Winthrop and East Boston, died peacefully surrounded by her loving family on October 24.

A past member of the East Boston Sempre Avanti Lodge Sons of Italy and the Winthrop Emblem Club, she was the beloved wife of the late Frederick T. Darcy Sr., the devoted mother of Linda Nikonchuk and her husband, Stephen of Marblehead, Frederick Jr. and his companion, Beatrice Liberman and children: Michael, Jessica and Jamie, all of Revere; dear sister of Rita Panetta and her husband, Ralph of Winthrop, Edward Bomarsi and his wife, Regina Nalen of Revere and the late Mary Loraine DePierro, Leonora Eramo and Josephine Viola and the adored grandmother of Erik Nikonchuk. She is also survived by many cherished nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home, 971 Saratoga St., (Orient Heights) East Boston. Services concluded with Lillian being laid to rest with her beloved husband in Winthrop Cemetery (Cross Street Section.) For more information, please go to

Norman LeClair

Retired CPA

Norman LeClair of Revere died on October 29.

Norman and his wife, Josephine enjoyed many years traveling. His true passion was golf, having lived on both the Ipswich Country Club and the Deer Creek Country Club in Florida. Before becoming a resident of Florida, he and Josephine would spend winters there to avoid the harsh New England weather. Norman had many laughs watching the Tonight Show with Johnny Carson and would make sure to stay awake to enjoy the program. He was known for having a toothpick in his mouth or in his pocket at all times. Norman owned and operated a CPA business on Broadway Chelsea for many years.

The beloved husband of 46 years to Josephine (DiBlasi) LeClair, he was the devoted father of Diane LeClair and Jason Loeser of Revere and Joseph LeClair of Lynn; dear brother of Jean Delaney and her husband, Del of East Harwich and the late Marlene Perry, Raymond LeClair and Celina Fairbank; cherished grandfather of Jessica and Jason Loeser and Joseph LeClair.

A Memorial Mass will be held at the Immaculate Conception Parish in Revere on Friday, November 4 at 12 noon.  Interment is private.  Memorial donations can be made to the National Kidney Foundation, Finance Department, 30 East 33rd St, New York, NY 10016. Funeral Arrangements in the care of the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, 128 Revere St, Revere MA 02151.  For guest book, please visit

Evelyn Acquaviva

Of Revere

Evelyn S. (DeSisto) Acquaviva  of Revere died at home on October 28. She was 91 years old.

The beloved wife of George, she was the devoted mother of Georgiana Bell, Maureen Celata and Sandra Acquaviva, all of Revere; dear sister of Anthony DeSisto of Revere, Ronald Ludovici of Revere and the late Sylvia Spadaro, Patrick DeSisto and Rosemarie Still and the loving grandmother of Jason Lozzi of New Hampshire, Danielle Lozzi of Lawrence, Marc Lozzi of Florida and Ernest Bell of North Carolina. She is also survived by two loving great grandchildren, Morgan and Marshall Lozzi and by many nieces and nephews.

Her Funeral will be held from the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, 128 Revere St., Revere today, Wednesday, November 2 at 10 a.m. followed by a  Funeral Mass in St. Anthony’s Church at 11 a.m. Relatives and friends are kindly invited. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Evelyn’s memory to Massachusetts General Hospital designation Alzheimer’s Research, 125 Nashua Street, Suite 540, Boston, MA 02114-1101. For guest book please visit

Frederick McGrath

Retail sales clerk

Frederick W. McGrath of Weymouth, formerly of Revere, passed away October 30.

The beloved husband of the late Elizabeth (Martucci) McGrath, he was the loving father of Tracy O’Brien and her husband, Charles of Weymouth, and the late Michael McGrath and his surviving wife, Cristina of East Boston; dear brother of the late Dolores Miller and Maureen Murph and cherished grandfather of Tarryn and Cormac O’Brien and Hannah and Kacey McGrath. He is also lovingly survived by many nieces and nephews.

Family and friends will honor Frederick’s life by gathering in Vazza’ “Beechwood” Funeral Home, 262 Beach Street, Revere on Sunday, November 6  from 3 to 7 p.m. and again on Monday morning at 9 for a service to be held in our chapel of the resurrection at 10 a.m. Committal will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett.

Cecelia Costantini

Of Saugus, formerly of Revere

Cecelia (Avallone) Costantini of Saugus, formerly of Revere, East Boston and Philadelphia, PA, passed away on Sunday, October 30. She was 88 years old,

The beloved wife of the late Michael D. Costantini, she was the loving mother of Theresa Kearney and her husband, Richard of Saugus, Michael Costantini and his wife, Shelley of Hudson, NH and the late Annette Costantini; cherished grandmother of Christina and her husband, Steven, Amanda, Jennifer, Alexander, Benjamin and Joshua; caring sister of the late Alfonse, Eleanor, Rudolph and Raymond Avallone, Jeanette Spiewak and Theresa Runowski.  She is also survived by many loving nieces, nephews and cousins.

Family and friends will honor Cecelia’s life by gathering in Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, 262 Beach St. Revere on Thursday, November 3 from 4 to 8 p.m. and again at 9 a.m. Friday before leaving in procession to the Immaculate Conception Church in Revere for a Funeral Mass to be celebrated in her honor at 10 a.m.  Interment will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery in Everett.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Cecelia’s memory to the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, PO Box 1893, Memphis, TN 38101.  For guestbook and directions, please visit

Vittorio ‘Victor’ Grillo, Sr.

Of East Boston

Vittorio “Victor” Grillo, Sr. of East Boston passed away on October 25 surrounded by his loving family.

The beloved husband of Deborah (DeFronzo) Grillo, he was the cherished father of Matthew, Kimberly and Vittorio Grillo, Jr.; loving son of Rosalia (Lambiase) and the late Matteo Grillo; dear brother of Maria “Pina” Falzone and her husband, Salvatore of East Boston, Tina Mitrano and her husband, Giuseppe of Stoneham, Giovanna Chiulli and her husband, Umberto of East Boston, Antonio Grillo and his wife, Lucia of Stoneham, Frank Grillo and his wife, Diana and Julio Grillo and his wife, Deborah of East Boston, Rita Grillo of Stoneham, Patty Hanton and her husband, Robert of East Boston, Sonia Connolly and her husband, Christopher of Stoneham, Serena Grillo of East Boston and the late Andy Grillo and his wife, Patricia. He was the dearest son in law to Jane DeFronzo and her late husband Sonny and he is also survived by many loving nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home, East Boston. Victor was laid to rest in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. In lieu of flowers, donations in Victor’s memory may be made to the Vittorio Grillo, Jr. Educational Fund, 5 Sparhawk Circle, Stoneham, MA 02180. For more information:


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