Obituaries 07-05-2017

Gregory Marciello

Retired proprietor of F.B.I. Alarm of Revere; member of VFW Post 6712 and Revere Loyal Order of Moose 1272

Family and friends are invited to attend visiting hours on Sunday, July 9 from 2 to 6 p.m. in the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Route 107) Revere for Gregory J. Marciello who died following a long illness on Friday, June 30 at the Bedford Veterans Administration Hospital. The Funeral Service will follow the visiting on Sunday at 6:15 p.m.

Gregory was born and raised in East Boston. He attended East Boston Schools and was a graduate of East Boston High School, Class of 1962. He was 72 years old.

The proprietor and operator of “F.B.I. Alarms” of Revere for more than 30 years, he served with the US Army during the Vietnam Era from November 8, 1966 through November 7, 1968 with the rank of Staff Sergeant with Co C. 1st Battalion, 58th Infantry and 197th Infantry. He was the recipient of several commendations: ie, the Purple Heart (National Service Defense Medal, Expert M. 61, Expert M-14); G/S Bars, The Air Medal, Combat Infantryman Badge (1st Awd.) Vietnam Service Medal with two Bronze Stars (Vietnam Campaign Medal with Device 1960.)

He was also a Past Quartermaster and member of the Beachmont VFW Post 6712, Past Treasurer and member of the Revere Loyal Order of the Moose 1272 and The Otis Club of East Boston.

Aside from his unique background and affiliations, Gregory was a winner in the realm of “Best” Husbands, Dads, Grandpas and Uncles. He was family first and most proud of that position.

He was the beloved husband of 17 years to Donna M. (Richard); the cherished father of: Lisa R. Tocco of Danvers and Kim R. Cadieux and her husband, Christopher of Rowley; the devoted grandfather to: Christopher A. Tocco, USAF (E-5), Lindsay M. Tocco, Jenna R. Tocco, all of Danvers, Ella G. and Benjamin C. Cadieux, both of Rowley; the dear brother to Ronald R. Marciello and his wife, Sandra of Peabody and Doreen DeAngelo of Revere. He is also lovingly survived by many nieces and nephews.

Gregory’s family is overwhelmed by the extraordinary care and attention rendered him by the entire staff at the Edith Nourse Rogers Veterans Hospital of Bedford. Words fail to

express their gratitude and respect for each and every one of the team who cared for Gregory.

Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Wounded Warriors Project. For additional information, please visit:

Gregory Paul Strunk

Of Revere

Gregory Paul Strunk of Revere died unexpectedly in Phoenix, Arizona on June 3.

He was the beloved father of Cody Strunk of Everett; loving son of Louise G. (Sera) of Revere and the late Delmar Strunk; brother of Ernestine and her husband, Richard Karpenko and Edward Strunk and is also survived by nieces and nephews.

Private committal services were held at Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden.  Arrangements were by Magrath Funeral Home, East Boston.

Francis ‘Sonny’ Cascio

Retired electrician for Signet Co. of Norwood

Family and friends are invited to attend visiting hours on Wednesday, July 12 from 10 a.m. to noon in the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Route 107) Revere for Francis A. “Sonny” Cascio who passed away after a brief illness on Thursday, June 29 at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital in Melrose. He was 72 years old.

Born in Boston, Sonny lived in Revere for most of his life until moving to Saugus in 1969. He was a graduate of Revere High School, Class of 1964 and began his electrician’s career with Signet Co of Norwell where he worked until retiring in 2010. His hobbies included a long time hook-up with “Ham-radio operating” – his air name was “KISVP.”

Sonny leaves his wife, Joan G. (Bernstein) Cascio. He was the devoted father of: Norma M. Cushing of Burlington. Vt., Linda J. McNeill and her husband, James of Plymouth, Melody K. Thomson and her husband, Kenneth of North Smithfield, Rhode Island, Michael C. Guarino of Saugus, Max A. Guarino and his wife, Lisa of Paukuckett, RI and Sean L. Guarino and his wife, Samatha of Acton; the dear brother of: Victor E. Cascio and his wife, Bonnie of Atlanta, GA, Joan C. Cascio Feliciano of Beverly, formerly of Revere, Edward J. Cascio and his wife, Maria of Revere and the late Maryann Curtis. He is also lovingly survived by 12 grandchildren and by many nieces and nephews.

His funeral service will be conducted in the funeral home at 12:15 p.m. following the visitation on July 12.

Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to your favorite charity. For additional information, please visit:

Robert Capizzi

Died recently

Robert Capizzi passed away on June 21.

He was the loving son of Domenic and the late Rosemarie Capizzi, dear brother of Paul and Jean Capizzi and Marc Capizzi of Revere, beloved nephew of Lisa Masciulli of Revere and adored cousin of Michael and Joanne Passanisi, John and Donna Passanisi, Chrystin and Dan Silva and Carla Rose.

The family has requested that the Memorial Service from the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons~ Bruno Funeral Home be private. Donations can be made in Robert’s name to the St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital Memorial and Honor Gifts P.O. Box 1000, Dept 142, Memphis TN 38148-0142.  For guest book, please visit:

Dorothy Bagley

Of Revere

Dorothy M. (Catizone) Bagley of Revere passed away on June 28.

She was the loving mother of Janis and her husband, Jerry Deutch of Salem, NH, Charles of Parachute, CO, Stephen and his wife, Sandra of Tewksbury, Jonathan of Dracut and James and his wife, Christine of Revere and the beloved sister-in-law of Rose Catizone. She was predeceased by her sisters: Rose, Eleanor, Concetta and Angelina and her brothers, Robert and Salvatore. She was the adored grandmother of Jenna Warren and her husband, Tom, Stephen Jr. and his partner, Emma Fuglsby, Lauren and her fiancé, Joe McTigue, Brianna, Tyler and Nicole, the loving great grandmother of Henry and Lucy Warren and the dear friend of Norma Piscatel.

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

Charles ‘PeeWee’ Moore

Of Revere, formerly of East Boston

Charles F. “PeeWee” Moore of Revere, formerly of East Boston, died on July 2 at the age of 80.

The beloved husband of Maryanne (Sarno), he was the devoted father of Kevin Moore and Robin Gennari and her companion, Abe Acevedo, all of Revere, Charlene DiCicco and her husband, George of Lynn and Jeanine Lynds and her husband, Richard of Lynnfield; dear brother of Ronald Moore and Deborah Burton, both of Revere and the late Mary Ellen Grossman-Casto, Barbara Pollastroni, Beverly Tobin and John Moore. He was the cherished grandfather of Tayla, Gianna, Justin and Chase and the special great-grandfather of two great grandchildren.

Family and friends will honor PeeWee’s life by gathering at the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home, 971 Saratoga St., East Boston on Thursday, July 6 from 4 to 8 p.m. and again on Friday Morning at 10 a.m.for a Funeral Service. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. Judes Children’s Hospital. For more information or to sign Charles’ online guestbook please visit:

Gloria Woodland

Retired Jordan Marsh and Saks Fifth Avenue credit manager

Gloria T. (Lopez) Woodland, a 25 year Revere resident and an East Boston native, passed away on June 27 at the Golden Living Center-Dexter House of Malden ending a long period of failing health on June 27.

Born and raised in East Boston, Mrs. Woodland was a graduate of East Boston High School, Class of 1949. Most of her working career was spent in merchandising and credit management. For more than 20 years, she was a Senior Credit Manager for the former Jordan Marsh Co. at Downtown Crossing. Later, she joined the forces of Sak’s Fifth Avenue at the Prudential Center sharing the supervision of credit managing.

Along her way, she became most familiar and quite helpful  to a lovely, elegant middle age lady by the name of Faye Dunaway, a legion on Broadway and in the arts. Gloria was her thoroughly ‘over the top’ helpful self, rendered Miss Dunaway free of anxiety and created a friend for all. Gloria was awarded a certificate of merit and a bonus and this experience certainly gave Gloria many fine anecdotes for the supper table. There were many more similar stories and adventures, all work related, that enhanced Gloria’s “Permanent Record.”

She was the wife of the late Paul M. Woodland who passed in March of 2007; the devoted mother of Michael W. Woodland with whom she made her home in Revere, Steven L. Woodland and his wife, Merri R. of Clementon, New Jersey and Paula J. Danilchuck-Gammier and her late husband, Joseph Grammier of Harrisonburg, VA; cherished grandmother of: James R. Danilchuck of Stanton, VA and Christopher Danilchuck of Derry, NH. She was the dear sister of the late Emmeralda L. Fellowes and Lilia Lesie and is also lovingly survived by her former son-in-law, Robert Danilchuck of Derry, NH and by many nieces, nephews, grand nieces and grand nephews and by her brother in law, John Leslie of Beachmont, Revere.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, Revere. Private interment was at Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to: St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, Tennessee, 38105-9959. For additional information, please visit:

Celeste Goggin

Of Revere, formerly of the North End

Celeste S. (Cavallo) Goggin, formerly of the North End and currently of Revere, died on June 26.

She was the adored daughter of Antonetta (LaFerrara) and the late Joseph Cavallo; beloved wife of William F. Goggin; loving mother of Tracie and her husband, Paul Pizzano and Sean and his wife, Amie Goggin; grandmother of Dario, Donato, Gianna Pizzano and Zach Goggin; sister of Anna Valarese, Bernadette Toste and Dolores Puopolo and the late Elizabeth Boudreau. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, Revere.

Virginia Ash

Of Revere

Virginia A. (Dikmak) Ash of Revere passed away on July 1.  She was 88 years old.

Born in Boston, Virginia was a graduate of Boston University.  She enjoyed knitting and crocheting and was an excellent bowler.  When her children were young, they enjoyed many trips to Revere Beach with family and friends. Virginia loved to shop and she enjoyed watching her game shows, especially Jeopardy, but most of all, she enjoyed spending time with her beloved grandchildren.

Virginia was the dear and devoted wife of the late William A. Ash; loving mother of Susan Selbovitz and her husband, Stephen of Saugus, William Ash Jr. and his wife, Claudette of Wakefield, Gail Piccinni and her husband, Frederick of Lynnfield and Lauren McMahon and her husband, Gary of Peabody; cherished grandmother “Tata” of Michael, David, Cameron, Tyler, Ashley, Alexandra, Alexander and Taylor; dear sister of Georgette and Louise Dikmak, both of Newton; dear sister-in-law of George and Lorraine Ash of Revere and Adele Ash of Westborough.  She is also survived by several loving nieces and nephews.

Virginia’s Funeral Service will be held Thursday, July 6 at 11 a.m. in the Church of St. John of Damascus, 300 West St. Dedham.  Visitation in the church will begin at 10 a.m.  Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend.

Virginia will be laid to rest with her beloved William at Fairview Cemetery in Hyde Park.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in Virginia’s memory may be made to the Church or to the American Diabetes Assoc. 260 Cochituate Rd. #200, Framingham, MA 01701.

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