Former saleswoman at Host Gift Shop at Logan Airport
Frances M. (Haas) Kleinfeldt, a lifelong resident of Beachmont, died on December 31 at her residence. She was 83 years old and although her health had been failing, her death was most
Frances was born in Winthrop and lived all of her life in Beachmont Revere and graduated from Revere High School in 1953. A devoted Mom and Nanny first, she worked as a saleswoman for the Host Gift Shop at Logan Airport for over 25 years. She loved photographing every family celebration and making albums for each branch of the very large Haas clan. She also enjoyed bowling, Bingo, playing cards, collecting a variety of souvenirs from around the world, especially
unique spoons, and entertaining her friends, relatives, and co-workers in her home.
The widow of the late Ronald Kleinfeldt, she was the devoted and much beloved mother to Katherine M. Kleinfeldt and Kim Kleinfeldt-Silva-Gidaris and her husband, John Gidaris, with whom she shared her house in
Beachmont. Her love for and devotion to them has been returned with equal measure of love and care. She was the proud and cherished Nanny of Kirsten M. Silva and her husband, Matthew Walkey of Salisbury; the dear sister of
Helen R. Haas and her husband, Leroy Sidman of Desert Hot Springs, CA and the late Doris K. Simpson, Robert J. Haas Sr., Frederick Haas Jr., Henry Haas, Arthur Haas, Warren Haas and Alice Dowd. She is also lovingly survived by her two childhood friends, Carol A. Tye of Revere and Mary Lou Hayes of Charlestown and by many loving nieces, nephews, grand-nieces and grand-nephews and neighbors who have treasured her companionship for years.
Family and friends are invited to attend visiting hours on Thursday, January 5 from 4 to 8 p.m. in the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Rte. 107), Revere.
Her funeral will be held from the funeral home on Friday, January 6 at 9 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in the Immaculate Conception Church (Corner of Beach Street and Winthrop Avenue), Revere at 10 a.m. Interment will be in
Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. For additional information, please visit www.vertuccioandsmith.com.
Retired Matron/Traffic Supervisor and DeMaino’s Restaurant Hostess
Carol L. (Dodwell) Pesce passed unexpectedly on Thursday, December 29 at Boston’s
Massachusetts General Hospital. She was two days shy of her 80th birthday.
Born and raised in Chelsea, she was a 1955 graduate of Chelsea High School. After moving to Revere more than 50 years ago, Carol joined the Revere Police Department as a Matron/Traffic Supervisor, a post she held for over 25 years until retiring in 1999. Carol thoroughly enjoyed her position and particularly enjoyed taking care of the children. Carol would enjoy meeting her “kids” as they got older and they would take time to acknowledge and greet her.
For about 15 years, Carol also was a senior hostess at DeMaino’s Restaurant in Revere where many people would be made to feel like family as Carol would often remember where they preferred to be seated and their cocktail of choice.
She would have celebrated her 80th birthday on January 1st as she was on the very tail end of the “greatest generation” – the generation remembered for their extraordinary work ethic and loyalty.
She leaves her beloved husband of 60 years, Frank Paul Pesce, Jr. She is the cherished mother of Frank Paul Pesce, III of Revere and Phyllis M. Addario and her husband, Carmen R. of Beverly; the devoted and adoring grandmother to Gianna M. Langis and her husband, Matthew of Amesbury. She is also lovingly survived by Frank’s family, her very dear brothers and sisters-in-lawand by many nieces, nephews, grand-nieces and grand-nephews. Carol always regarded her in-laws as her biological sisters and brothers and they, in turn, returned that affection and dedication.
Family and friends are invited to attend her Funeral in the Vertuccio & Smith, Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Rte. 107) Revere today, Wednesday, January 4 at 10 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Anthony of Padua Church, 250 Revere St., Revere at 11 a.m. Interment
will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett.
In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 417005, Boston, MA 02241-7005. For more information, please visit: www.vertuccioandsmith.com.
Virginia ‘Ginny’ Mulkerin
Intercity Home Care retiree
Virginia M. “Ginny” (Ricciardelli) Mulkerin, a lifelong Malden resident and a native of Revere, died at her home on December 29 after a long illness.
Born and raised in Revere, the family moved to Malden when “Ginny” was a young girl and she is a 1961 graduate of Malden High School. For many years, she worked as a Home Care Technician and Caregiver for Intercity Home Care Inc. of Malden. Her fine reputation throughout the home care profession is legendary and well earned. “Ginny” created a ministry out of her work, always providing the very best care available to her clients. She enjoys the same acclamation from her immediate and extended family.
The beloved wife of 51 years to Morgan J. Mulkerin, she is the devoted and adoring mother
to Camille A. “Cammy” Nappa and her late husband, Massimilliano C. “Max” of Malden, Morgan P. Mulkerin and Andrew J. Mulkerin and his wife, Kerri, all of Billerica; the cherished grandmother of Kaitlin M., Marissa K., Morgan C., Shawn P., Lindsey E. and Drew J. Mulkerin, all of Billerica, Massimilliano C. “Max” Jr., Anthony M. and Joseph M. Nappa, all of Malden. She was the dear sister of the late Robert E. Ricciardelli; the daughter of the late Angelo M. and Camille (Pelosi) Ricciardelli and the niece to Marguerite and Ermanno A. Belgiorno of Revere. She is also lovingly survived by several faithful cousins, nieces and nephews.
Family and friends are invited to attend visiting hours today, Wednesday, January 4 from 4 to 8 p.m. in the Vertuccio & Smith, Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Rte.107) Revere.
Her funeral will be conducted from the Funeral Home on Thursday, January 5 at 10 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Anthony of Padua Church, 250 Revere St., Revere at 11 a.m. Interment in Holy Cross Cemetery will be private. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-9959. For additional information, please visit www.vertuccioandsmith.com.
Richard Labadini, Sr.
Richard Labadini, Sr. of Revere passed at the age of 81 on December 22.
Formerly married to the late Joan (Marks) Labadini, he was the dear father of Rick and Joe Labadini of Revere and the beloved brother of the late Aldo and Steve Labadini.
Funeral Arrangements were under the direction of the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, Revere. All services were held privately. Interment was at Massachusetts National Cemetery in Bourne. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Edith Nourse Rogers Memorial Hospital, Attn:Donations 200 Springs Rd, Bedford, MA 01730. For guest book, please visit www.Buonfiglio.com
Mary T. (Murphy) Donahue of Lynn, formerly of Everett and Revere, died on December 29.
Mary was a retired nurse who worked for many years at the Revere Grover Manor Hospital and the Chelsea Soldiers Home.
She was the beloved mother of Kathleen Fitzgerald and her husband, Frank of Hampton Falls, NH, Karen Yee and her husband, Andrew of Newton and Scott and his wife, Katie of Lynn; wife of Walter Donahue; devoted sister of Albert Murphy of Everett and the late Vincent Murphy, Lonnie Murphy, Mildred Warren and Margaret Fitzgerald and the dear sister in-law of Ruthie Murphy of Lynnfield. She is also survived by five loving grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral arrangements were by the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, Revere. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to dementiasociety.org Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery. For guest book: www.Buonfiglio.com.
Longtime tireless volunteer at Revere League for Special Needs; worked at Fleetwood Recording Studio on Revere Street
Ethel (Burtrom) Cordaro of Revere died on December 29 at the Whidden Memorial Hospital. She was 79 years old.
Ethel volunteered tirelessly at the Revere League for Special Needs for many years; she also worked for Fleetwood Recording Studio on Revere Street.
The beloved wife of the late Frank P. Cordaro, she was the devoted mother of Peter and Cathy Cordaro, both of Revere; loving daughter of the late Leonard and Isabel (Nolan) Burtrom; dear sister of Cheryl Cook of Medford and the late Cynthia Hallissy, Leonard Foote and Beverly Robinson; loving aunt of Bill Robinson and his wife, Sandy of Texas, Phillip Robinson of Tewksbury, Karen Robinson of Georgia, Gerry Robinson of Everett, Megan Bright of Colorado, Leonard Foote of Massachusetts, Frederick Foote of California and Dan Hallissy. She is also survived by her brother in-law, Daniel Hallissy, Sr. of Melrose.
Her Funeral will be held from the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, 128 Revere St, Revere today, Wednesday, January 4 at 9 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St Anthony’s Church at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends are kindly invited. In lieu of flowers, please make donations in Ethel’s memory to the Revere League for Special Needs, 200 Winthrop Ave, Revere MA 02151. For guest book please visit www.Buonfiglio.com.
Lawrence ‘Larry’ Divini
Lawrence “Larry” Divino of Revere died tragically on December 26.
He was the beloved son of the late Lawrence and Amelia (Ciampoli) and the dear brother of the late Randolph and Amelia Divino.
Funeral arrangements were by the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, Revere. Interment was at Holy Cross Cemetery. For guest book, please visit: www.Buponfiglio.com
Joseph Molinari, Sr.
Retired Revere Public School custodian; member of Revere K of C, Winthrop Elks, and Danvers Fish & Game Club
Joseph R. Molinari, Sr. died following a long illness at his Revere residence on Sunday, January 1. He was 86 years old.
Born on October 24, 1930 to George and Marguerite(Heyer) Molinari, he was raised in Medford and was a graduate of Medford High School, Class of 1948. Immediately following graduation, he entered the U.S. Air Force and served until July of 1952 when he was discharged as an Airman 1st Class. He worked as a school custodian within the Revere School Department and joyfully retired in 1987.
He delighted in spending his retirement in Palm Harbor, Florida where he continued an active lifestyle. Joe was a member of the Revere Council Knights of Columbus #179, the Winthrop Lodge of Elks and the Danvers Fish & Game Club. He enjoyed golfing, fishing, hunting & bocce and was an avid wrestling and Boston soorts fan.
He enjoyed a loving 44 year marriage with his late wife Marie E. (Fedele) Molinari. He is the devoted father of Joseph R. Molinari, Jr. of Palm Harbor, Fl., Susan M. Molinari, Lisa A. Molinari and her partner, Phillip Adamson, all of Revere; the proud grandfather of Elijah and Noah Adamson,both of Revere; the dear brother of Marguerite Remick of Reading, William Molinari and his wife,Janet of Old Orchard Beach, Maine and the late Louis and George Molinari and Evelyn Holey.
He is also lovingly survived by many nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.
Family and friends are invited to attend visiting hours on Friday, January 6 from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Rte.107), Revere.
His funeral will be conducted from the Funeral Home on Saturday, January 7, at 10 a,m. followed by a Funeral Mass at 11 a.m. at the Immaculate Conception Church (Corner of Beach Street and Winthrop Avenue) in Revere. Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to Care Dimensions Therapy Program, 75 Sylvan St. Danvers, MA 01923. For additional information, please visit www.vertuccioandsmith.com.
Arthur Ledoux, Sr.
Past Member of Beachmont VFW
Arthur R. Ledooux, Sr. of Revere, formerly of East Boston, passed away peacefully on December 29.
A past member of the Beachmont VFW, he was the father of Michael Ledoux of Revere, Susan Maggio of Malden, Diane Moccia of Florida, Linda Angelone of Revere, Danielle Raferty of Groveland, Toni-Ann Privitera of Arlington, Le-Andrea Ledoux and Arthur Jr., both of East Boston; brother of Joanne Cook of Revere, Rhonda Kahler and Angela Allain, both of Arizona and Rosanne Dubina of Florida. He is also survived by many grandchildren, nieces, nephews and dear friends.
Family and friends will honor Arthur’s life by gathering in the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home, 971 Saratoga Street, (Orient Heights) East Boston on Sunday, January 8 from 12 to 2 p.m. for a memorial visitation in celebration of Arthur›s life. In honoring Arthur and in lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to MSPCA. The funeral home is handicapped accessible and a children’s lounge is available. Courtesy valet parking is located at the front entrance, with ample off street parking with attendants in our parking lots. For complimentary transportation to the funeral home for the visitation please call 617-569-0990. For more information, please visit www.ruggieromh.com.