Obituaries 12-07-2016

Camille Festa

Lifelong Revere resident

Camille (Esposito) Festa, a lifelong resident of Revere, died on December 4.

She was the beloved wife of Joseph A. Festa Sr.; devoted mother of Ann Festa and her fiancé, Danny Mello and  Joseph Festa Jr. and his wife, Elaine, all of Revere, and John Festa and his wife, Jamie of Lynnfield; cherished grandmother of Joseph III, Gerard, Morgan, and John Jr. and is also survived by a loving great grandchild, Cam.  Camille will be sorely missed by all who knew here.

Visitation will be held on Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, 128 Revere St, Revere. Her funeral will be held from the funeral home on Friday, December 9 at 10 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Anthony’s church at 11 a.m. Relatives and friends are kindly invited.  Entombment will be in Woodlawn Mausoleum.  For guest book, please visit

Peter Stornaniuolo

Proprietor of ‘Peter’s Black Hair’ on Broadway for over 25 years

Peter F. Stornaiulo of Revere, formerly of East Boston, died at home on December 4 following a long illness. He was 59 years old.

Born in Boston, he spent most of his life in East Boston and was a 1975 graduate of East Boston High School and the Boston School of Hair Fashion. His family left East Boston and came to live in Revere in 1970. Peter worked at local shops in the early part of his working career and opened his own shop, “Peter’s Back Hair” on Broadway, Revere in September of 1976. He remained there until 2008 when serious illness re-visited him.

Peter always maintained one of the most meticulously cared for hair salons in the North Shore Area. Every season demanded total window re-creations as well as of the entire interior. However, Peter’s passion was Christmas, not only for the decorations and the music, but for his infamous “Holiday Parties” that never ended…and long will many remember with joy and tears his welcoming and genuine spirit.

He was the son of the late Carmine J. and Gloria J. (Panto) Stornaiuolo; the cherished brother of: Jeannette L. Rysinger and her late husband, George F. of Brockton, Carmen J. Stornaiuolo, III and his wife, Jean and Joseph L Storniuolo, all of Revere. He was the beloved uncle to: John F. Rysinger of Malden, Laura M Rysinger of Brockton, Jeanna Stornaiuolo of Revere and Carmen J. “CJ” Stornaiuolo of Charlestown, Virginia. He is also lovingly survived by his faithful best friend, Cheryl Abric-Mel of Lynn, several aunts, uncles and by many devoted cousins.

Family and friends are invited to attend visiting hours today, Wednesday, December 7 from 3 to 7 p.m. in the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Route 107) Revere. His funeral service will be conducted in the funeral home following the visitation at 7:15 p.m. Interment will be held privately in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to: Solace for Stephanie, Inc., PO Box 303, Rowley, MA 01969 ( For additional information, please visit:

William Zolla

Revere native and long time New Hampshire resident and community activist who served three terms as a New Hampshire State Representative

William R. Zolla of Derry, NH, formerly of Revere, passed away peacefully in his sleep at his home on December 3. He was 82 years old.

Born in Chelsea on January 29, 1934, he was a son of the late Ralph and Violet (Page) Zolla. Bill grew up in Revere and attended Immaculate Conception High School where he played football and made numerous lifelong friends.  He was a veteran who served several tours of duty in the US Army working on missile systems.  After leaving the Army, he attended Boston University where he earned a BS in Engineering Management in 1961 and received an MBA from Northeastern University in Business Administration in 1966.

Bill held many prestigious positions in the business world, but the most important job he held was at Gibbs Oil where he met his loving wife of 54 years, Alice Looker of Lynn.  As newlyweds, they moved into their home in Derry, NH in 1962 where Bill believed in serving his community.  He held several positions in local government including Derry’s Planning and Zoning Boards. He enjoyed serving in the Knights of Columbus and was awarded Grand Knight 1968/69.  Bill furthered his work for his community serving as NH State Representative for three terms.

Bill’s sharp mind and wit will be missed. But the humor and laughter he left behind will continue to endure and boost the spirits of all who knew him.

He is survived by his wife, Alice of Derry; his son, Matthew R. Zolla and his wife, Cynthia of Arlington, VA; two daughters, Lorraine M. Zolla and her husband, Mark Sollock of Phoenix, AZ; and Dianne F. Zolla and her husband, Dana Perlow as well as two grandchildren, Sadie and Jonah Perlow all of Plymouth, MA; his sister, Lorraine E. Zolla of Revere as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by his brother, Ralph “Bob” Zolla.

Calling hours will be held on Thursday, December 8 from 2 to 6 p.m. in the Peabody Funeral Homes and Crematorium, 15 Birch St, Derry, NH.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, December 9 at 9:30 a.m. at Holy Cross Church, Hampstead Road, Derry. Burial will follow in Forest Hill Cemetery, East Derry.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Sunshine Soup Kitchen, 4 Crystal Ave, Derry, NH 03038 or to Community Caregivers of Greater Derry, 1-B Commons Drive, Unit #10, Londonderry, NH 03053.  To send a condolence or for more information, please visit

Kathryn ‘Kay’ Nelson

Of New Hampshire, formerly of Revere

Kathry ‘Kay’ Marie (Barry) Nelson of Center Street, Wolfeboro, NH, formerly of Revere, died on November 28 at Genesis Wolfeboro Bay Center after a brief illness.

Born in Chelsea, the daughter of the late James and Ella (Murphy) Barry, she has lived in Wolfeboro since 2006 and had summered there most of her life. Prior to moving to Wolfeboro, she lived in Revere and spent her winters in Cancun, Mexico.

A loving wife, mother, grandmother and aunt, Kay was a graduate of Revere High School and Burdett College in Boston. She worked as a telephone operator for New England Telephone, was a member of Immaculata Guild in Revere and an avid Patriots fan, Julian Edelman was her favorite player.

She was the wife of the late Edward Charles Nelson, Jr. and mother of the late Edward “Buddy” Nelson III. She is survived by her son, James “Jimma” Nelson of Revere and Wolfeboro, her daughter, Kathy and her  husband, Pat Salt of Colorado Springs, CO, daughter in law, Janice Nelson, six grandchildren: Jeff Nelson and his wife, Eliza, Jamie Nelson and his wife, Lauren, Jonathon Nelson, Jennifer and her husband, Jake Ivester, Ryan and his wife, Brittany Salt, Brent and his wife, Stephanie Salt and seven great grandchildren.

A celebration of her life will be held in the spring of 2017.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to the Cancer Society. The Baker-Gagne Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Wolfeboro is assisting the family with arrangements. To send a note of condolence and sign an online guest book go to:

Florence Gardner

Of Revere

Florence (Santangelo) Gardner of Revere died on December 3.

The beloved daughter of the late Giuseppe Santangelo  and Anna (Fucitola), she was the devoted mother of the late Andrea Gardner and was preceded in death by many dear siblings.  She is survived by many loving nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, Revere. Interment was at Woodlawn Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Florence’s name to the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen St, Framingham, MA 01701 or All Care Hospice, 210 Market St, Lynn, MA 01901.  For guest book, please visit

Frank Sullivan II

70 Year-member of American Legion Post 61 and member of the Graphic Arts Union

Frank T. Sullivan II of Sandwich, formerly of Lynn and Revere, died on November 29 at Falmouth Hospital following a long illness. He was 89 years old.

Born in Revere on March 18, 1927, he was the son of the late Frank T. and Sara Margaret (McKearney) Sullivan. A graduate of Revere High School, Frank

served with the US Navy during World War II. He was a 70 year member of American Legion

Post 61, enjoyed golf, was business owner of a printing business and a member of Graphic Arts Union.

Frank was the husband of Dolores Graziano Sullivan and the late Bernice Capone Sullivan; father of Frank T. Sullivan III of Lynn, Elaine

Sullivan of Revere, Steven M. Graziano and his wife, Karen of Franklin and Lisa A.

Maccario and her husband, James of No. Reading.

He is also survived by four granddaughters:

Nicole Graziano, Kristin Buley, Merissa Conley and  Deanna Maccario; two grandsons: Steven Graziano and Jack Maccario, four great

grandchildren: Aidan, Jackson, Cooper and Logan. He was the brother of the late Loretta

Sullivan and Gladys Sullivan Carr and the brother in-law of the late Joe Carr. He is also

survived by many loving nieces and nephews.

Private burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery,

Everett. Arrangements were entrusted to:

Chapman Cole and Gleason Funeral Home

74 Algonquin Ave. Mashpee, MA 02649

508-477-4025. For information and online guestbook

Guerino Cristallo

Former American Biltrite employee

Guerino Cristallo of East Boston died suddenly in Maine on November 29. He was 80 years old.

Mr. Cristallo, who was born in Ariano, Italy, moved to the United States in 1961 and settled in East Boston. He was a former employee of American Biltrite.

He was the husband of Gina M. (Cenca); devoted father of Anthony Cristallo of East Boston and the Late Margherita Edmonds and her surviving husband, William; loving grandfather of William Edmonds, Guerino and Anthony Cristallo and dear brother of Albina Griece of East Boston, Crescenzia Cristallo, Toruccio Cristallo, Filomena Ingelese, all of Italy and the late Antonio Cristallo.

Funeral arrangements were by the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, Revere. Entombment was in Woodlawn Mausoleum. For guest book, please visit

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