Obituaries 03-01-2017

Carmella Scialoia

Family matriach

Carmella A. (Vatalaro) Scialoia of Malden, formerly of Everett, died following a long confinement at her Malden residence on February 21. She was 89 years old.

Born and raised in Hyde Park, the family came to live in Everett for many years, before recently  moving to Malden. Carmella was a devoted mother, wife, grandmother, sister, aunt and great-grandmother. Her family always came first and foremost as she was the last of her family of five and   the Matriarch of the Vatalaro Family. She held positions as a salesclerk for the former Bradlee’s  Department Store of Medford and prior to that time, she had a working career for Sweetheart Products of Chelsea.

She was the wife of the late Anthony Scialoia who passed in 1981; the devoted mother  to Ann M. Gorrell and her husband, Jack of Malden, Christine M. Leary of Revere, Susan A.   Scialoia of Malden and Richard A. Scialoia and his wife, Susan of Lafayette, LA. She is also  lovingly survived by 10 grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and her former faithful  son-in-law David Leary, Sr. of Lynn. Many nieces, nephews, grand-nieces and grand-nephews also  survive her. She was the dear sister of the late Domenic Vatalaro, Mary Monopoli, Joseph  Vatalaro and Doris Donahue.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, Revere. Interment was in Oak Grove Cemetery, Medford. For additional information, please visit

Sylvia Honey Brown

Loved shopping, traveling and enjoying hot fudge sundaes with her family

Sylvia Honey Brown, a lifelong resident of Revere, beloved wife of the late Sidney Brown, died at home on February 22. She was 91 years old.

Born in Boston, the daughter of the late William and Mamie Hyman, she was raised and educated in Revere and was a graduate of Revere High School. Sylvia enjoyed shopping, traveling and enjoying hot fudge sundaes with her family. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother who will be deeply missed.

She is survived by her children: Howard Brown and his wife, Joanne of N. Andover, Enid Markovitz and her husband, Lester of Saugus, Mavis Epstein and her husband, Lawrence of Stoneham; her grandchildren Amie DiMinico, Jonathan Markovitz, Leslie Stanton, Caitlin Piccuirro, Brandon Epstein and Sydnie Epstein; nine great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her five brothers.

Her funeral service was held from the Torf Funeral Chapel, Chelsea on February 26. Interment was in Tifereth Israel of Revere Cemetery in Everett. Shiva at the home of Mavis Epstein in Stoneham will continue today, Wednesday and Thursday from 12:30 to 8 p.m. and on Friday from 1 to 4 p.m. Donations in her memory may be made to American Heart Association, 20 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701, American Diabetes Association 10 Speen St. Framingham, MA 01701 or the charity of one’s choice. For guest book and directions please visit:

Ida Lauletta

Of Revere, formerly of East Boston

Ida (Minerva) Lauletta of Revere, formerly of East Boston, passed away on February 22. She was 88 years old.

She was the loving mother of Anthony Lauletta Jr, and his wife, Cindy of New Hampshire, Sharon Lauletta and Laura Cadigan, both of Revere; dear sister of Yolanda Cinseruli of East Boston and the late Ann Crosby, Angelina Castriotta, Marie Dicino and Joseph and Nicholas Minerva; cherished grandmother of Staci Grant, Crystal Lauletta, Christopher  DeFelice, Dylan and Blake Cadigan and adored greatgrandmother of Kyle and Justice Grant and Brianna and Chloe Grondin. She is also survived by  many nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, Revere.

Interment was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. For guest book:

Robert Alvino, Sr.

GE Retiree; Member of Giuseppe Mazzini Lodge SOI of Revere

Robert A. Alvino, Sr., a lifelong resident of Revere, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, February 21 at the Melrose-Wakefield Hospital, Melrose following a long illness. He was 93 years old.

Mr. Alvino was born, raised and educated in Revere and was a 1941 graduate of Revere High School. He joined the U.S. Navy in January of 1943 and served until May of 1946 with the rank of Coxswain. Mr. Alvino had a working career with General Electric of Lynn and held the position of Senior Radio Drill Operator for almost 40 years. He was a long-time member of the Revere Lodge-SOI, Giuseppe Mazzini Lodge of Revere. Mr. Alvino was also a devotee of St. Anthony’s Parish Community.

He was the husband of the late Mary A. (Procopio) Alvino who died on September 23, 2013 after 65 years of marriage; cherished father to Anthony M. Alvino and his wife, Carol of Danvers and Robert A. Alvino, Jr. of Revere, with whom he made his home; the devoted grandfather of Anthony J.”TJ” Alvino and his wife, Kristi of Beverly, Paula M. Potvin and her husband, Benjamin and Michelle C. L’Italien and her husband, Peter, all of Salem;  the dear brother of Charles “Chicko” Alvino of Revere and the late Edward, Paul, Ernest and Frank Alvino, Rose M. “Tina” Giamattei, Sophie Giberti, Helen L. Mastrogiovanni and Louise Marino. He is also lovingly survived by six great-grandchildren; Molly, Gracelyn, Brent, Jack, Jamison and Cole and by many nieces, nephews, grand-nieces and grand-nephews. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, Revere. Interment was in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. For additional information, please visit:

Mildred Ferrari

Lifelong East Boston resident

(Mildred C. (Capobianco) Ferrari, a lifelong resident of East Boston, passed on February 22 following a long illness at the Parkland Medical Center of Derry, NH. She was 88 years old.

Mildred was born, raised and educated in East Boston and was a 1946 graduate of East Boston High School. She married in 1948 to Albert Ferrari, who passed on March 12, 1988. She spent the majority of her life as caretaker to several family members including her late parents, Antonio and Angelina (DeAngelis) Capobianco.

The cherished mother of Brian P. Ferrari and his wife, Isabel C. of Derry, NH, she was the dear sister to Ralph Capobianco of East Boston and the late Fred, John, Rocco and Anthony Capobianco, Anna Lauria and Evelyn Durante. She is also lovingly survived by two sisters-in-law, Rosemary Capobianco of Rowley and Karen Capobianco of New Britain, CT., many nieces, nephews, grand-nieces and grand-nephews. Until 2015, Mildred lived her entire life at her family home on Chelsea Street, East Boston until failing health necessitated moving to Derry, NH with her son, Brian and his wife, Isabel.

Funeral arrangements were by the Vertuccio and Smith Home for Funerals, Revere. Interment was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the National Kidney Foundation, 85 Astor Avenue (Suite2) Norwood, MA 02062. For additional information, please visit:

Margaret Sistillio

Devoted to family and faith

Margaret (Iomazzo) Sistillio of Beachmont Revere passed away peacefully on February 21 at the Eastpoint Nursing Home,

Margaret was an avid bingo player and devoted to her family and faith.

The beloved wife of the late Francis “Frank” Sistillio and the late Placido  “Sid” Pedroso, she was the devoted mother of Claire Marie (Pedroso) Farley and her husband, Richard of Beachmont, Revere; dear sister  of the late Teresa Lavenia and Victoria Ferdinand and cherished aunt to a niece and nephews as well as loving great nieces and great nephews.

Family and friends will honor Margaret’s life by gathering today, Wednesday, March 1 in the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home, 971 Saratoga St. (Orient Heights) East Boston from 4 to 8 p.m. and again on Thursday morning at 8:30 before leaving in procession to St Anthony’s Church, Revere Street, Revere for a Funeral Mass in celebration of  Margaret’s life at 10 a.m. Services will conclude with Margaret being laid to rest in her family Mausoleum in St Michaels Cemetery.   Flowers are appreciated or memorial donations in Margaret’s honor to the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen St., Framingham, MA.  For complimentary transportation to the funeral home, please call 617-569-0990.  For more information, visit:

Barbara Brown Swankowski

Family was her love

Barbara A. (Gigliotti) Brown Swankowski passed away on February 25 after a short period of declining health.  She has been receiving supportive care as a resident at Eastpointe Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Chelsea for the past four years.  She was 77 years old.

Born and raised in Newton, she was the beloved daughter of the late Frank P. and Frances (Caruso) Gigliotti. Barbara attended Newton public schools and graduated from Newton High School.  She married  Chelsea native Henry J. “Harry” Brown. They first settled in Chelsea before moving to Revere to raise their family of one daughter and two sons.

Barbara was widowed in her early thirties with the sudden passing of her beloved husband, Harry.  She worked outside of her home with a large transportation company as a school bus driver working mostly on the Northshore driving various students for public and private schools.  Barbara remarried for a time to George R. Swankowski.  She relocated to Davenport, Florida in the late eighties to care for her aging parents.  While in Florida she also worked in nursing facilities and a motor freight company and lastly as a Florida state toll collector.  She returned to Chelsea 12 years ago and resided in the Admirals Tower Apartments for several years before leaving for Eastpointe.

In her life time her love was family, her grandson and home, quietly enjoying reading or watching the Bruins and Red Sox games on television.

In addition to her parents and husband, Harry, Barbara was also preceded in death by two brothers; Thomas and Frank Gigliotti, and her second husband, George R. Swankowski. She is survived by her loving and devoted children; Robin M. Surette and her husband, Roger J. of Manchester, NH, Robert H. Brown of New Hampshire and Michael F. Brown and his wife, Jessie E. of Cumberland RI.  She was the cherished grandmother of Henry R. Brown, at home in Cumberland and Roger and France Surette, and Christine and Junior Allain, great-grandmother to MarcAlexandre and Fredrick Surette, Manon, Mylene, Maika and Monette Allain, all of Canada. She is also the dear sister of Paul Gigliotti and his wife, Yvonne of Bridgewater.

Visiting Hours will be held at the Frank A. Welsh & Sons Funeral Home, 718 Broadway, Chelsea Thursday, March 2 from 6 to 8 p.m.. Relatives and friends are most kindly invited to attend. Her Funeral will be held from the Welsh Funeral Home on Friday at 9:30 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass of Christian Burial at the Immaculate Conception Church 133 Beach St., Revere at 10:30 a.m. Services will conclude with Interment at Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett.

Dorothy Lebel at 92 Years

Revere Resident for 60+ Years


Dorothy (Hohler) Lebel passed away at 92 years on February 23rd at Care One of Peabody where she had been a resident for the past 4 years. Born and raised in Czechoslovakia. She was educated there and after graduating from high school, she met U.S. Army soldier Lucian J. Liberato. After a short courtship, the couple soon married. The started a family together and shortly after the birth of their first child, they came to live in the United States in 1949, settling in Cambridge and later in Tewksbury. They moved their family to Revere and resided here for over 60 years. Dorothy was predeceased by her beloved husband in 1993. A devoted wife and mother, Dorothy cared for her home and her family. She enjoyed spending time with her family, routine walks down Broadway Revere and frequent visits to local diners to share conversation and coffee with friends.

She is the beloved wife of the late Lucien J. Lebel. Devoted mother of Lucille E. Liberato and Eddie J. Lebel, both of Revere and Monique M. Lebel-Deacon of Beverly. Cherished grandmother of Wendy, Tina, Justin and Danielle. She is also survived by 4 great grandchildren. Funeral Services will be held next week on a date and time to be announced. Please visit

Orazio ‘Nick’ Coccimiglio

Hardworking and loving family man

Family & friends are invited to attend Visiting Hours on Wednesday, March 1 from 4 to 8 p.m. in the Vertuccio and Smith Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Route 107) Revere for Orazio “Nick” Coccimiglio who died on Sunday, February 26 at the Massachusetts General Hospital following a long illness. He was 80 years old.  His funeral will be conducted from the funeral home on Thursday, March 2 at 10 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass at 11 a.m. in St. Anthony of Padua Church, 250 Revere St. Revere.

Nick was born and raised in Calabria, Provincia Catanzaro, Italy. He proudly served his country in the Italian Army. Nick came to America in 1963. He settled in Revere where he and his wife raised their family with strong family values. Nick was a very hardworking man as demonstrated through his strong work ethic. He worked for many years at Norman Straeger Shoe Counter Co. He later worked as an Electronic Supervisor at Community Workshop in Boston. Nick took great pride in his home in Revere and kept it in pristine condition and well-manicured. He was also known as a loving family man.

The beloved husband of 53 years of Elena (Beatrice) Coccimiglio of Revere, he was the loving father of Trev Coccimiglio and his wife, Grace of Revere, Olina Roberto and her husband, Anthony of Peabody, Nick Coccimiglio and his wife, Jenna of Revere and the late Dina (Coccimiglio) Ferrera. He was the cherished grandfather of Paige, Krystalyne, Zach, Giana and Gabriella; dear brother of Viola Cimino of Revere and her late husband, Ralphaele, the late Eugenio and Maria Coccimiglio, Ottavio Coccimiglio, Antonio Coccimiglio, Francesco Coccimiglio & his wife Teresa. Also lovingly survived by his sister-in-laws Frances Coccimiglio of Revere and Matilda Coccimiglio of Calabria, Italy. He is also survived by many nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.

Interment will be in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to a charity of your choice. For more information, visit:

Sydney Coiro

Taken far too young

Sydney Coiro of Stoneham was taken from us far too young at the age of 16 on February 26.

Sydney had a great sense of humor and always had a smile on her face.  She will be sorely missed by all who knew her.

The loving daughter of Louis Coiro and her step mother, Gina Cataldo of Stoneham, and her mother, Melissa Dyer, she was the beloved sister of Alana Hersey and her husband, David of Washington and adoring step sister to Kaylee Cataldo-Perry and Caden Perry; loving granddaughter of Louis and Patricia Coiro of Revere, Catherine Baker  of New Hampshire, Ann O’Leary of Lynn and Robert Dyer of Peabody; caring aunt of Hailey Hersey; beloved niece of Kevin and Amy Coiro of North Reading, Patrick Coiro and his fiancé, Anna Berglund and Mary Coiro, both of Revere.  She is also survived by many dear great aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Her Funeral will be held from the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, 128 Revere St, Revere on Friday March 3 at 11 a.m.  Relatives and friends are kindly invited at 10:30 a.m.  A visitation will be held on Thursday at the funeral home from 4 to 8 p.m.  Interment will be in Holy Cross Cemetery.  For guest book, please visit


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