Obituaries 06-27-2018

Viola Viviano

Filene’s basement retiree, member of Ladies Auxiliary Mottolo Post VFW and St. Anthonian Club

Family and friends are invited to attend a Memorial Funeral Mass on Saturday, June 30, at 12 noon in St. Anthony of Padua Church, 250 Revere St., for Viola M. (Capozzi) Viviano who passed away at her Revere residence on Wednesday, June 20 following a brief illness. Visiting hours are respectfully omitted, and interment at Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden will be held privately.

Born and raised in Revere, she attended Revere Schools. For over 25 years, she had a working career with Filene’s Basement Store of Saugus. She enjoyed her job where she made many friends over the years. Mrs. Viviano was a long-time member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Revere V.F.W. Post (Mottollo 4512) and St. Anthony’s Anthonian Club.

Above all, Viola was a devoted wife, mom, grandmother and daughter. Her life was centered around her family.

She was the wife of the late Michael F. Viviano who passed on December 19, 1997, the cherished mother of Stephen D. Viviano and his long-time companion, Kathleen Campbell of Revere, Revere Deputy Fire Chief Michael G. Viviano and his wife, Carla J. Viviano of Middleton and the late Frank D.  Viviano; the devoted grandmother of Maureen R. Viviano and her long-time companion, Murray Constant of Everett, Revere Firefighter Stephen D. Viviano Jr. and Michael J. O’Brien, both of Nahant, Michael P. Viviano of Arlington, VA. and David A. Viviano of Boston. She is also lovingly survived by her great-granddaughter, Jordyn. She was the dear sister of Matilda Casella of Waltham and the late Assunta “Sue” Penachio and Sylvia Vanetzian.

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

Constance ‘Connie’ LaSala

Lifelong Revere resident

Constance “Connie” (Ranno) LaSala, a lifelong resident of Revere, passed away on June 24 at the age of 89.

The beloved wife of the late Anthony LaSala Sr., she was the devoted mother of Anthony LaSala Jr. and his wife, Crystal of Melrose, Donna DeRosa-Ciampa and her husband, Jack Ciampa of Florida, Domenic LaSala and his wife, Elaine, Robert LaSala and his wife, Priscilla and John LaSala, all of Revere. She was the cherished grandmother of nine and adoring great grandmother of nine, dear sister of John Ranno Sr. of Shirley and Anthony Ranno of Revere and is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.

Her funeral will be held from the Paul Buonfiglio& Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, 128 Revere St, Revere on Friday, June 29 at 9 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass at St. Anthony’s Church at 10 a.m.  Relatives and friends are kindly invited.  A visitation will be held on Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m.  Entombment will be in Holy Cross Mausoleum.  In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St. Anthony’s Church, 250 Revere St, Revere, MA 02151. For guest book, please visit

Mary Roche

Taught third grade at McKinley School for 37 years

Mary (Foley) Roche of Salem died on June 24 at the age of 90.

Mary graduated from Immaculate Conception School in 1946 and continued her education at Salem State College where she obtained her B.S. in education in 1950. While at Salem State, Mary was actively involved in the Newman Club and she proudly served as president for two years.

Mary taught third grade at the McKinley School in Revere for 37 years. She was quite a popular teacher among both students and parents and many former students have recounted fond memories of holiday art projects, singing and dancing, special Friday afternoon activities and the yearly field trip to Plymouth Plantation. During this time, Mary also returned to Salem State and obtained a M.Ed. in Reading in 1978.

After retiring in June of 1988, she became actively involved in the Immaculate Conception Parish, teaching CCD classes for 10 years and serving as a Eucharistic minister. She also was an active member of the Revere Retired Teacher’s Association and the Revere Woman’s Club.

Born in Chelsea on April 16, 1928 to the late Michael and Julia (Gallant) Foley, she was the beloved wife of the late Joseph B. Roche; cherished mother of Marie Roche  and Barbara Roche, both of Salem, adored grandmother of Julia Roche of Salem and devoted sister of Robert Foley and his wife, Carolyn Foley of Chandler, AZ, the late James Foley and his surviving wife, Dorothy Foley of Swampscott, the late John Foley and his wife, Flora Foley, the late William Foley and his surviving wife Mary Foley of Haverhill, the late Dorothy Young and her husband, Thomas Young and the late Mildred Coffin and her husband, Roy Coffin. She is also survived by her sister-in-law Ellen Lynah of Swampscott and many nieces and nephews.

A visitation will be held at the Paul Buonfiglio& Sons – Bruno Funeral Home 128 Revere St, Revere on Thursday June 25 from 8:30 to 10 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass at the Immaculate Conception Church at 10:30 a.m.  Relatives and friends are kindly invited.  Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, please donate to Care Dimensions Hospice 75 Sylvan Street, Suite B-102 Danvers, MA, 01923.  For guestbook, please visit

Eileen Robidoue

Suffolk Downs retiree, received the 2012 Lifetime Achiement Award by the New England Turf Writers Association

Eileen (Watt) Robidoue of Revere, formerly of Rumford, Rhode Island, died on June 20.

Eileen graduated from Sacred Heart High School and Catherine Gibbs Secretarial School in Pawtucket RI. She was a Horseman’s Bookkeeper at Narragansett Park, Pawtucket RI, Rockingham Park Salem NH, and retired from Suffolk Downs, East Boston after 50 years of service. She received a Lifetime Achievement Award from New England Turf Writer’s Association in 2012.

She was the devoted mother of the late Samuel F. Robidoue and sister of the late Robert A. Watt, beloved cousin of the late John A. Keenan and beloved late friend of Mary Brett (McSheffrey). She is survived by cousins Robert Keenan, Mary Jane Sinnott (Keenan) and Ann Kosvanec (Watt), her beloved sister in law Virginia Holt (Robidoue) and by many beloved friends in Winthrop, Revere and the New England horse racing family.

Funeral arrangements were by the Paul Buonfiglio& Sons – Bruno Funeral Home, Revere. Interment was in Mount Saint Mary Cemetery, Pawtucket, R.I.  For guestbook please visit:

Ralph Ferragamo

MBTA retiree and dedicated family man

Family and friends are invited to attend Visiting Hours on Thursday, June 28 from 4 to 8 p.m. in the Vertuccio and Smith Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Route 107) Revere, for Ralph J. Ferragamo who passed away, surrounded by his family, on Sunday, June 24 at the Massachusetts General Hospital, following a long illness. He was 82 years old. His funeral will be conducted from the funeral home on Friday, June 29  at 9:30 a.m., followed by a Funeral Mass in Immaculate Conception Church (Corner of Beach St. & Winthrop Ave.) Revere at 10:30 a.m.

Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett.

Ralph was born and raised in Revere and educated in Revere Public Schools. He was drafted in the United States Army during the Viet Nam Era.

Ralph returned to Revere after his honorable service to his country, married Judith A. (Ricupero) and the couple settled in the Beachmont section of Rever, where they raised their family. Ralph worked early on as an Oil Burner Technician and later took a position at the MBTA as an electrician. He had a career that spanned over 25 years.

Ralph was known as a dedicated family man who loved to spend time with them. He was an avid Boston sports fan of all of the major teams. One of Ralph’s passions was cooking. His family would talk about his legendary meals. He also enjoyed spending time in the garden. He had a “Green Thumb” and loved growing and pruning his rose bushes and caring for his vegetable gardens.

He was a past member of the Beachmont V.F.W. Post 6712. He was the beloved husband of 47 years to the late Judith A. (Ricupero) Ferragamo who passed on June 11, 2006; loving father of Jill M. Furlong and Revere Firefighter Michael J. Ferragamo; cherished grandfather of James P. Furlong and Zachary M. Furlong, all of Revere; the dear brother of Lillian Gonzalez of North Reading, Joanne Ferragamo of Peabody and the late Anthony J. Ferragamo, Phyllis Dent, Joseph A. Ferragamo, Sr. and Christopher J. Ferragamo. He is also lovingly survived by many nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to: LUNGevity Foundation, 43 North LaSalle St. Suite 310, Chicago, IL 60654. For more information, please  visit

Julie Marshall

35 Year member of Ladies Auxiliary-Revere, Loyal Order of Moose, active on local and national levels

Family and friends are invited to attend visiting hours on Thursday, June 28 beginning at 9 a.m., in the Vertuccio& Smith Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Route 107) Revere for Julie N. (Butler) Marshall, who passed after a short illness on Saturday, June 23 at Boston’s Massachusetts General Hospital. She was 86 years old.

The visitation will continue until 11 :30 a.m. and will be followed by a Funeral Mass in the Immaculate Conception Church (Corner of Beach St. & Winthrop Ave.) Revere at 12 noon. Interment will be in Puritan Lawn Memorial Park, Peabody.

Born and raised in Chelsea, she attended Chelsea schools and was a 1950 alumna of Chelsea High School. Her working career was as an officer manager for 15 years with Monarch Life Insurance Co.

Julie moved from Chelsea to Malden in 1965 and moved to Revere in 1972. Both Julie and her late husband, Revere Detective Joseph R. Marshall, became members of the Revere Loyal Order of the Moose, Chapter 1272 over 35 years ago. They joined this service organization exactly for what it was founded, i.e. for service to the needy and unfortunate. Their commitment was marked with integrity and devotion.

After Joe passed in May of 1994, Julie continued her work with the Moose organization not only on a local level but on a national level as well. She held the following titles and positions with grace and dignity; Past Dean of the International Academy of Friendship Board, Past Deputy Grand Regent for Massachusetts and Rhode Island and Co-Chairperson of the Massachusetts and Rhode Island Youth Awareness Program which was closest to her heart.

Julie held-dear, volumes of wonderfully devoted friends.Until her untimely passing, Julie maintained a position as captain on the Senior Ladies Bowling Team and was on the Revere Senior Center Bocce League. She loved dancing and laughing with her friends.

It is ironic that such a petite lady could be responsible for carrying out so many good works for her charitable passions and endeavors.

Julie cherished family most of all in life.  She was the treasured mother of Patricia A. “Patti” Profenna and her husband, William V. of Everett, Christine Hilton of Yarmouth, Maine, Michael A. Ruggelo and his wife, Tami of Amesbury and Judy L. Hommel and her husband, William of Revere; the devoted grandmother of Christopher M. Profenna of Saugus, Alyssa A. Smith and her husband, Andreas of Tewksbury, Colleen L. Ruggelo of Brunswick, Maine, Steven M. Ruggelo  of Plaistow, New Hampshire, Craig Hilton of Brunswick, Maine, Bradford Hilton and his wife, Valerie of San Diego, California, Powers J. Hommel and Spencer W. Hommel, both of Revere and Kelsey Seward of Amesbury. She is also lovingly survived by five great grandchildren: Nolan, Rayna, Aiden, Grayson and Avery and one great great granddaughter, Willow. She was also the dear companion of the late William DeMartino.

Because of Julie’s heartfelt generosity and care for charities, rather than flowers, remembrances may be made to St. Jude ( or to Survivors by the Sea (

For more information, please

Anthony Sozio

Of Revere

Anthony Sozio of Revere passed suddenly at the age of 75.

The beloved fiancé of Cheryl Verity of Revere,                   father of Lorraine Hagen and her husband, Christopher of Danvers and the late Anthony Sozio, dear brother of Angelo L. Sozio and his wife, Patricia of Wakefield, Irene Giuffrida and her late husband, Frank of Lynnfield and Mary A. Kelly of Revere; loving grandfather of Jack and Jesse and adoring uncle of Gina and Tina.  Anthony also leaves behind his cherished pets, Pixie and       Reecie.

A memorial visitation will be held at the Paul Buonfiglio& Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, 128 Revere St, Revere on Saturday, June 30 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.  followed by a 1 p.m. Prayer Service.  Relatives and friends are kindly invited.  In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the American Lung Association, 460 Totten Pond Rd, Suite 400, Waltham, MA 02451.  For guest book please visit

James Patrick Daly

Of Revere

James Patrick Daly of Revere, formerly of Bronx, NY, passed away on June 25 at the age of 86.

The beloved husband of 63 years of Anna (Macri), formerly of the North End, the devoted father of Janet Daly of Revere, Linda Daly of Florida and Kathleen Ginsburg and her husband, Gordon of Billerica; cherished grandfather of Anthony Delio, James Delio, Cristina D’Amore, Michael D’Amore, Paul Ginsburg and Samantha Ginsburg and the adoring great grandfather of MilanaDelio.  He was the dear brother of Madeline Hanrahan and her late husband, John, John Daly and his late wife, Evelyn, Eileen Martin and her late husband, Peter, Thomas Daly and his wife, Terry and the late Anne Ryan and Robert Daly.  He is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.

His funeral will be from the Paul Buonfiglio& Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, 128 Revere St, Revere on Friday, June 29 at 11 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass at Immaculate Conception Church at 12 noon.  Relatives and friends are kindly invited.  A visitation will be held on Thursday from 5 to 8 p.m. Interment will be in Holy Cross Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude PL, Memphis, TN 38105-9959.  For guest book, please

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