Obituaries 05-10-2017

Isabelle Cannarozzo

Of Florida, Formerly of Everett

Isabelle M. Cannarozzo of Kissimmee, Florida passed away on April 2. She was born in Everett on August 26, 1930.

Isabelle had a passion for sewing and visiting Walt Disney World with family and friends.

She was predeceased by her loving husband, Anthony Cannarozzo from East Boston and is survived by her children: Donna Scofield (John) of Kissimmee, FL, Frances Cinicola of Malden, Susan Gelormini of Revere and Tom Cinicola (Kelly) of Winter Garden, FL; her sister, Doris Lane of Lansdale Pa; her grandchildren: Lisa, Tina, Angela, Sandra, Bobby, Vinnie and Gina, and by 15 great-grandchildren.

Isabelle will be greatly missed by all who knew her.

Richard Slocum

Retires US Coast Guard Warrant Officer

Richard D. Slocum of Revere passed away on Wednesday, May 3. He was 87 years old.

Richard retired from the U.S. Coast Guard as a Chief Warrant Officer in 1972.

He was the beloved husband of the late Millie (Cataldo) Slocum; step dad of Kenneth J. Nobile Sr. of Revere; loving father in law of  Charlotte Linehan and cherished grandfather of Kenny Nobile and his wife, Danielle of Melrose, Kristine Rizzo and her husband, John of Saugus and Kevin Nobile and his wife, Deanna of Peabody and adored great grandfather of Nikolas, Josef, Zak, Hailey, Kevin Jr., and Chloe.

Memorial donations may be made in Richard’s name to the Red Cross, 85 Lowell St., Peabody, MA 01960 or Kaplan Family Hospice House 78 Liberty St. Danvers, MA 01923.

At the family’s request all services are private. For online guest book, please visit:

Susan Vertullo

Of Rowley, formerly of Revere

Susan C. (Meoli) Vertullo of Rowley, formerly of Revere, died on May 3.

Susan was a member of the St Mary’s Women’s Club and OSIA Revere Ladies Lodge.

The beloved wife of 61 years of Alfred P Vertullo, she was the devoted mother of Patricia Provenzano and her husband, Frank of Windham, NH,  Susan Lopez and her husband, Dana of Rowley and Terry DiCenso and her husband, Nino of Middleton; dear sister of Mary Hanson of Lynnfield, Anthony Meoli of Maryland, Jean Courtois of Lynnfield and the late Henry “Rico” Meoli, Rita LaCroix and Joseph Meoli of Revere; cherished grandmother of Nina, Mark, Hannah, Alexis, Jason and Amber and loving great grandmother of Samuel, Olivia and Maxwell. She is also survived by many loving nieces, nephews, and friends.

Funeral arrangements were by the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, Revere.   In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the St Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 and the New England Home for Little Wanderers, Attn: Development, 10 Guest St, Boston, MA 02135. For guest book, please visit

Herbert Wineberg

Of Revere

Herbert Wineberg of Revere died on Tuesday, May 2.

A proud US Army veteran of World War II, he was the beloved husband of the late Elsie (Cohen) Wineberg; devoted father of Madalyn Purdy and her husband, Douglas of Sandwich, Barry Wineberg and his wife, Renée and Larry Wineberg and his wife, Janet, all of Revere; loving son of the late Abraham and Katie Wineberg; dear brother of the late Arthur Wineberg, Irving Wineberg and Sarah Wineberg; cherished grandfather of Justin, Sean, Chris, Amanda and her husband, James, Cori, Shaina, Andy and his wife, Emily and great-grandfather of Damyen, Willow, Ava and Tobin.

Arrangements were by Torf Funeral Service, Chelsea. Interment was in Beth Israel Cemetery, Everett. In lieu of flowers, donations in Herbert’s memory may be made to VA Boston Healthcare System-Brockton Campus, Voluntary Service-940 Belmont Street, Brockton, MA 02301. ATTN: VA Adult Day Healthcare Program-Chelsea. For guestbook, visit:

Rose Mazzone

Devotion and love for her family was her top priority

Rose M. (Leone) Mazzone, a longtime Revere resident, formerly of East Boston, died on Thursday, May 4 at Benchmark Senior Living at

Putnam Farm in Danvers following a long illness. She was 88 years old.

Rose was raised and educated in East Boston and was a graduate of East Boston High School, Class of 1946. She married Frank S. Mazzone and the couple settled in Revere, where they began their family.

Rose worked for many years as a Billing Clerk for Boston Water & Sewer. Her devotion and love for her family was her top priority. She loved being surrounded by her grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Rose was always known to be a very stylish and beautiful woman, both inside and out.

Rose lived in Revere for almost 50 years. She and her husband then resided in Mesa, AZ for several years, before moving back to Revere.

She was the beloved wife of the late Frank S. Mazzone with whom she shared 60 years of marriage prior to his death in 2006. She was the devoted mother of Frank S. Mazzone, Jr. and his wife, Donna of Manchester by the Sea, Allesandra M. Palladino and her husband, Rocco A. of West Peabody and Steven C. Mazzone of Kingwood, TX; the cherished grandmother of Tara A. Murphy and her husband, Matthew of Revere, Jennifer DiFilippis and her husband, Rocco of Kenosha, WI, Alyssa A. Morales and her husband, Christopher of West Peabody, Katherine Warren and her husband, Tyler of Missoula, MT, Gabriella and Christina Mazzone, both of Kingwood, TX and the late Anthony R. Palladino; adored great grandmother of Leo, Rocco, Alessandra and Francesca.

She was the dear sister of Antoinette Vangel of Orient Heights, East Boston, Diana Burns of Mesa, AZ, George Leone of Winthrop and the late Lawrence T. Leone, Lucy Gaito, Sabina Carideo and Grace Krabey. Rose is also lovingly survived by many nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, Revere. Interment was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. For additional information, please visit

Domenic DeCristoforo

Active in City of Revere and at Immaculate Conception Church, will be remembered for his friendly personality and warm gentle smile

Domenic J. DeCristoforo, a lifelong resident of Revere, died on Thursday, May 4 at Massachusetts General Hospital following a brief illness. He was 90 years old.

Domenic was born, raised and educated in Revere and he was a graduate of Revere High School, Class of 1944. He enlisted in the United Sates Army during the Second World War and faithfully and honorably served his country from December of 1944 to November of 1946.

He married in 1953 and he and his wife remained in Revere where they raised their family together.

Domenic valued education and attended Northeastern University earning a B.S. Degree in Accounting in 1953. He then began a 25 year career with Somerville Lumber as a Purchasing Agent.

Domenic was a very humble man with very strong values and devotion to his faith and family. After Domenic retired, he remained active and became the Supervisor for the Senior Park and Maintenance Program in Revere. Domenic was also a member of the Finance Committee for Immaculate Conception Church and School. He was also involved with Revere Public Library and Revere Youth Center. Domenic’s warm gentle smile and most friendly personality is how most people will remember him.

He was the devoted husband of 64 years to Lorraine A. (Arsenault) DeCristoforo of Revere. He was the beloved son of the late Joseph S. and Teresa (Colella) DeCristoforo and loving father of Richard J. DeCristoforo and his wife, Marie of Revere, Robert J. DeCristoforo and his late wife, Lydia of Derby, KS and Marie A. Bucci and her husband, Peter of Revere; cherished grandfather of Diana J. Finn and her husband, Thomas of Peabody, Daniel J. DeCristoforo and his wife, Stephanie of Danvers, Sarah DeCristoforo and Elizabeth DeCristoforo, both of Derby, KS.; adored great grandfather of Emma M. and Daniela M. DeCristoforo and Vivian R. Finn; dear brother of Cynthia L. Simpson of Revere and her late husband, Malcolm and Rita P. Paul of Revere and her late, husband George R. His funeral will be conducted from the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Route 107) Revere today, Wednesday, May 10   at 9 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in Immaculate Conception Church (Corner of Beach St. & Winthrop Ave.) Revere at 10 a.m. Interment will take place in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made the Immaculate Conception Church: Restoration Fund, 133 Beach St. Revere, MA 02151. For additional information, please visit:

Geoge Fraga

Contractor for over 60 years

Services and Interment at Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett were held privately for George T. “Buddy” Fraga who died following a long illness on Tuesday, May 2 at Rosewood Nursing and Rehabilitation Center of Peabody. He was 95 years old.

Born and raised in East Boston, he was a 1939 graduate of East Boston High School. He entered the U.S. Navy during World War II in August of 1942 and served with the rank of Boatswain’s Mate- 2nd Class until February of 1946. After returning from the war, George moved to Revere for several years, before moving to Saugus over 40 years ago. He would later pursue the construction industry and build many, many homes in the North Shore area, primarily in Saugus, Revere and Peabody.

He was married to the former Julia L. (Della Porta) Fraga for over 69 years, until her death on February 1, 2016. He was the beloved son of the late George D. and Mary (Canty) Fraga; the devoted brother of the late Florence C. Fraga, John C. Fraga and Joseph C. “Teddy” Fraga. He is also lovingly survived by his brother-in-law Joseph Della Porta and his wife, Gladys of Swampscott and the late Annette DeCotis. He was the devoted uncle of Philip J. Fraga and his wife, Cindy of Saugus, Douglas J. Della Porta of Revere and many other nieces and nephews.

Remembrances may be made to the MSPCA at ANGEL, 350 So. Huntington Ave., Boston, MA 02130-9923. For additional information, please visit

Santo ‘Sonny’ Speranza

GE retiree, watched over his family with tenderness and enthusiasm

Services and interment at Woodlawn Cemetery have been held for Santo J. Speranza of Topsfield, formerly of Revere, who died unexpectedly at the Holy Family Hospital at Merrimack Valley, Haverhill on Wednesday, May 3. He was 84 years old.

Born and raised in Chelsea, he attended Chelsea schools. He and his family moved to Revere when he was a young man. He remained in Revere until 1977, when he and his family moved to Topsfield.

As a young boy, he apprenticed under his father in the fine art of plastering, an art that has somewhat been replaced by high-tech. substitutions. However, he did have a 25 year career with General Electric Company as a Master Mechanic, working within the Lynn, Everett and Medford plants.

Since his beloved wife, Irene F. (Langis) Speranza died on August 9, 2002, he became the patriarch plus, taking on the many and varied duties of his wife. A gentleman’s gentleman, he lovingly watched over his family with tenderness and enthusiasm.

He was the devoted father of Paula J. Monaco and her fiancée, Arthur Davis and Robert A. Speranza, all of Topsfield and the late John M. “Sonny” Speranza; the cherished grandfather of Steven Speranza of Tyngsboro, John Speranza and his wife, Nikki of Everett, Paul Monaco of Macedonia, Ohio, Gina Monaco-Lindburg and her husband, Nathan Lindberg of Plastow, NH and the late Michael Speranza; the dear brother of Rose M. Lepore of Revere and the late Marion Abate, Marie Jacobs, Josephine Gentile, John Speranza and Peter J. Speranza and his faithful long-time friend, Frantz LaVaud of Newton, NH. He is also lovingly survived by his daughter in law Janet Speranza and three great grandchildren: Isabella, Stephania and Jack.

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the American Heart & Stoke Association Founders Affiliate, P.O. Box 417005, Boston, MA 02241-7005. For additional information, please visit:

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