Obituaries 04-26-2017

Joan Mauro

Dedicated mother and grandmother

Joan (Krovitz) Mauro, a lifelong resident of Revere, passed on April 23.

Joan was a dedicated mother and grandmother and will be sorely missed by all who knew her.  The family wishes to convey their deep gratitude to the caregivers who provided thoughtful and loving care over the past few years.

Born in Winthrop, she was the devoted daughter of the late Edward Krovitz Sr and Bertha (Morgan); beloved mother of Deborah Touhey and her husband, Brian of Milford, Stephen R. Mauro and his wife, Rita of Saugus, Richard E. Mauro and his wife, Lynne of Saugus, and Robert A. Mauro and Gina Tiro of Peabody; cherished nana of Richard Jr, Dante, Ava, and Sophia; adoring sister of Judy Doherty and her husband, Arthur of New Hampshire, sister in law to Josephine Krovitz  and the late Edward Krovitz Jr. ; dear sister in law of Patricia Memmolo, Margaret Clarke, Francis Gulla, Linda Grasso and Donna Mauro; former wife of the late Richard A. Mauro. She is also survived by many loving nieces, nephews and dear friends.

Her Funeral will be from the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, 128 Revere St, Revere on Friday April 28 at 9 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass at St Mary of the Assumption Parish at 10 a.m.  Relatives and friends are kindly invited. Visitation will be held on Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m. Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. For guest book, please visit:

John DeVito, Sr.

30-year employee of the former Wonderland Dog Track

John A. DeVito, Sr. of Revere died on April 21.

He was a US Marine Corps veteran of the Korean Conflict (PFC) and a former 30 year employee of Wonderland Dog Track.

The beloved husband of 66 years to Michelina (Pesce), he was the devoted father of John A., Jr. of Revere, Darlene Powers and her husband, Joseph of Revere and Domenic P. and his wife, Susan of Lynnfield; dear brother of Anthony “Chico” and his wife, Nancy of Revere and the late Domenic and his surviving wife, Janice and the late Frances Botticelli and her husband, Alfred and the late Mary Perretti and her husband, Angelo. He is also survived by four loving grandchildren: Jenni Powers, Jessi Powers, Lauren DeVito and Matthew DeVito and by 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 the National Kidney Foundation.

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Francis Xavier Meaney

NE Tel & Tel retireel Letterman on the former Immaculate Conception High School Football and Basketball teams

Francis Xavier Meaney of Revere passed away Thursday, April 13 at the Mass General Hospital in Boston following a long battle with dementia.  He was 81 years old.

Francis was born in Chelsea on June 18, 1935 and lived in East Boston until his early adult life. He met his wife, Sheila at the Immaculate Conception High School in Revere where he was a letterman on both the Football and Basketball teams. Frank and Sheila moved to Burlington and started their family. They later moved to Revere with their six children and remained here until his death.

During the time of the Korean War, when the draft was being implemented, Francis volunteered to enter the United States Marine Corps at 19 years of age.  He was stationed on the USS Coral Sea (CV-43) and USS Intrepid (CV-11) U.S. Aircraft carriers.  Francis retired from the New England Telephone & Telegraph company after 30 years of employment.

Francis is survived by his wife of 60 years, Sheila F (Donnelly) Meaney and he also leaves his daughters: Julie Ann Foulds, Tricia Donnelly, Ann Marie Brown and Susan Meaney DVM, and his son, David and his wife, Janet Meaney. He was predeceased by his daughter, Kathleen Orlandella, his son in law Donald Foulds, his sister, Terri Meaney  and his parents, Dr. David and Theresa Meaney.  Francis also leaves his grandchildren: Meaghan Mitchell, Donny Foulds Jr., Joseph Foulds, Terrance Brown, Patrick Connors, Connor Meaney, Jillian Reich, Jonathan Waterhouse and Jack Meaney as well as his great grandchildren: Sean Brown, Nicolas and Christopher Foulds, Isla May and Zachary Mitchell, Jake and Lila Reich, Makayla and Tyler Waterhouse.

Funeral arrangements were by the Bisbee-Porcella Funeral Home, 549 Lincoln Ave., Saugus. For condolences, visit:

Norma MacMullen Lord

Long time Marblehead resident

Norma MacMullen Lord, a long-time resident of Marblehead, passed away on Saturday, December 31, 2016 at Brooksby Village in Peabody at the age of 89.

A Memorial service will be held on May 6 at 11 a.m. at the Old North Church, 35 Washington Street, Marblehead.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Norma’s name to the Old North Church Music Fund, 8 Stacey St, Marblehead, MA, 01945.  Arrangements by Eustis and Cornell of Marblehead.


Caroline ‘Carole’ Pawlak

Her passions were her five B’s: Bowling, Baking, Bingo, Bocce, and Ballroom dancing

Caroline M. “Carole” Pawlak passed away suddenly and unexpectedly on Wednesday, April 19 in her Revere home.  She was 82 years old.

Born in Chelsea in 1935, she was one of three children of the late Frederick J. and Stella K. (Uminski) Lombardozzi. Carole spent most of her life in Chelsea and settled in Revere 18 years ago.  She graduated from Chelsea High School in 1952.  On April 26, 1953, she married her beloved Chester P. Pawlak and together they raised their two daughters, Kathy and Chrissy, in Chelsea.

While her husband operated Chelsea Square Alleys, Carole remained mostly at home but also held part-time work outside of her home.  Later on in life, Carole worked with the Chelsea Public School Department as a lunch monitor at the Sokolowski and Hook schools.  She was a past officer and member of the former PAV Ladies Auxiliary and a current member of the Chelsea Senior Center.

In her lifetime, some of Carole’s passions were her five B’s; Bowling, Baking, Bingo, Bocce and Ballroom Dancing.  Carole participated in various bowling leagues at Chelsea Square Alleys and she still bowled every Wednesday and Thursday at bowling alleys in Malden and Wakefield.

She and her husband, Chet ran countless Sunday dances at the PAV in Chelsea.  No family holiday or special event would be complete without something baked from Carole’s kitchen.  She enjoyed playing bingo, most recently at St. Mary’s in Revere and playing bocce in Chelsea.  Her family was always center stage, helping her two daughters wherever she could in all of their endeavors.  Carole also opened her home to care for her young nieces and nephews while their parents worked.

In addition to her parents, Carole was also preceded in death by her brother, Richard Lombardozzi and her beloved husband, Chester, five and a half years ago after sharing 58 years together. She is survived by her daughters and son-in-law, Kathleen “Kathy” Finklestein and her husband, Neal of Revere and Christine “Chrissy” Pawlak of Chelsea. She was the dear sister and sister-in-law of Frederick “Rocco” Lombardozzi and his wife, Veronica “Ronnie” of Chelmsford, and Richard’s wife, Irene Lombardozzi of Chelsea; cherished aunt of Felicia, Stephen and his wife, Darlene, Richard and his wife, Brenda, Karen and Adina Lombardozzi and adored great aunt of Katie, Stephen, Ryan, Matthew, Andrew and Darren Lombardozzi.  She is also survived by several aunts, uncles, cousins and many extended family members.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Frank A. Welsh & Sons Funeral Home, Chelsea.  Interment was at Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett.

Rosemarie Mordelia Rinaldo

Registered Nurse who passed on to her children, and grandchildren the gifts of music, visual arts, a love of theatre, and love of family gatherings

Rosemarie Mordelia Rinaldo, who was born in Revere on September 25, 1924 to Pietro and Blanche Mordelia, died peacefully at home in San Diego on April 18 surrounded by her

loved ones.

She graduated from Boston City Hospital School of Nursing in 1946 as a Registered Nurse. She was a Cadet Nurse during World War II. The Cadet Nurse program assured the armed forces of nurses as long as the war lasted. She was a nurse assistant to prominent oral surgeon Dr. Walter Guralnick for five years.

Rosemarie  married Joseph A. Rinaldo, Jr., in 1949 (Mr. Rinaldo passed away in 2010)  After he graduated from Harvard Medical School, the couple moved to Detroit, where they raised their family.   In 1990, they retired to San Diego, where they planted and nurtured one of the first home succulent gardens in the area.

Rosemarie  researched and wrote an illustrated family history titled, “As We Recall.” As a child, Rosemarie performed on the accordion with her father, who made his living as an entertainer.

She passed on  to her children and grandchildren the gifts of music, visual arts, a love of theatre,

and, most of all, family gatherings.

In the 1960s, she re-established the American family’s connection with the Italian family that has

lived near Genoa since the 1500’s. That connection continues today with a new generation of

young people visiting Italy and maintaining close contact through social media. Rosemarie read or listened to The New York Times almost every day.

Rosemarie was the mother of Patrice Cassedy, Barbara Rinaldo, Joseph A. (“Tony”) Rinaldo III, Paul Rinaldo, and the late Christine Eve Rinaldo   (who died in 1978); the grandmother of Michael Cassedy, Eva Cassedy, Gabriella Rinaldo, Joseph E. Rinaldo and Elena Voytilla and the great grandmother of Liam Cassedy and Isaac Cassedy.

Gregory Santa Anna

October 20, 1932 – March 28, 2017

Stop & Shop retiree; lifetime member of VFW & Elks

Gregory ‘Greg’ Santa Anna, a resident of Beachmont Revere all of his adult life and a resident of Stuart, Florida passed away in Florida on March 28, He was 84 years old.

Greg was a US Navy veteran of the Korean War and a lifetime member of the VFW and Elks. He retired from Stop & Shop 20 years ago. He will be loved forever and missed every day.

The beloved husband of Joan (Robitaille) Santa Anna, he was the loving father of the late Diane Delaney and her husband, Bobby, the late Jimmy Santa Anna, Janet Santa Anna and loved like a daughter, Margaret Macrillo. He was the cherished brother of Donald Santa Anna and his wife, Linda, the late Kay Struthers, Paul Santa Anna, Joan Walsh, Phyllis Dotolo, and Bunny Kelly and is also survived by many nieces and nephews. He was the loving grandfather of Kellie Capra, Bobby Delaney and his wife, April, and the late Michael Delaney and the cherished great grandfather of Ashleigh, Chloe and Savannah Capra, Brooklyn, Brianna, Bella and Ellie Delaney.

His Funeral Mass was held in Stuart, Florida followed by A Celebration of his Life on April 5.

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