Obituaries 07-11-2018

Roy Scally

Overcame Cerebral Palsy to live a full and productive life

Family and friends are invited to attend a visitation in the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Rte.107) Revere on Friday, July 13 from 9 to 11 a.m. for Roy T. Scally, a lifelong Chelsea resident, who passed away on Wednesday, July 4 following a brief battle with lung cancer and a lifelong disability with Cerebral Palsy. He was 76 years old.

Since August of 1991, Roy lived independently after the passing of his dear mom, Mildred F. (Silva) Scally.

Roy was born in Everett and lived his entire life in Chelsea. As a youngster, he attended the Williams School in Chelsea. He enjoyed being tutored by his mom, for in the 1950s, when he was a student, accommodations for the disabled were nowhere to be found. Thankfully, the world and all else has become accessible to each and every one regardless of disability or handicap.

Roy’s struggle with mobility did not deter him from entering the work force. He worked as a packer for the Revere Smoked Fish Co. of Chelsea for some 10 years and later worked in maintenance at local restaurants and coffee shops. He enjoyed riding his motorized scooter all over the area and for the excitement he received and the many friends and acquaintances he secured. This fine gentleman should prove to be an inspiration to any and all dealing with adversity.

He was the devoted and cherished son of the late Mildred F. (Silva) Scally and the late William Scally; the dear brother to William C. Scally and his wife, Lorraine Scally of Revere and the  late Carole Charles and her late husband, Walter Charles of Florida. Many nieces and nephews also survive Roy.

The family gratefully acknowledges and publicly addresses heartfelt joy to the entire staff at the Leonard Florence Center for Living with the care afforded their brother Roy and to them, as well. Because of that, rather than flowers, the family asks that remembrances be made to the Leonard Florence Center for Living, 165 Captain’s Row, Chelsea, MA 02150. For more information, please visit

James ‘Buddy’ Phillips

Revere DPW retiree, member of Beachmont VFW and Beachmont Yacht Club

A Memorial Service was conducted at Woodlawn Cemetery on Tuesday, July 10 for James J. “Buddy” Phillips.

Born and raised in Revere, “Buddy” was a graduate of Revere High School, Class of 1942. He joined the US Navy and served as a Seaman 1st Class from Jan. 30, 1943 through Jan. 31, 1946. His U.S. Navy commendations included one Silver Star, a most prestigious accomplishment.

For most of his working career, he was with the Department of Public Works in Revere as a Class A painter. He took a fairly early retirement and enjoyed many years with his wife and family. He was most proud of his memberships in Fraternal Organizations, especially his affiliation and his active support to the Beachmont VFW Post 6712. He was also a member of the Beachmont Yacht Club.

“Buddy” lived almost all of his life in Beachmont Revere and Revere off Broadway.

He was the beloved husband of the late Anna May (Anderson) Phillips who passed on May 15, 2008; devoted father to: Terese Phillips of Bedford and the late Karen Phillips and the late Eric J. Phillips; cherished grandfather to Candice J. Yontz of Colorado and Brianna J. and Kayla A. Phil;i;ps, both of Wilton, N.H.;  dear brother of Robert Philips and his wife, Barbara of Warwick, R.I. and the late Lorraine Wheelock ad her late husband,  Paul of Orient Heights, East Boston.

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the New England Home & Center for Veterans, P.O. Box 845257, Boston, MA 02284-5257. For additional information, visit:

Paul Zellen

Carpenter and repairman

Funeral services and interment were held privately for Paul C. Zellen, a long time resident of East Boston, who died on Monday, July 2 at the West Newton Health Care Center in Newton, following a long illness. He was 71 years old.

Paul was born and raised in East Boston and attended Boston Public Schools. He enlisted in the United States Navy in 1964 during the Vietnam War and served his country proudly until he was honorably discharged in 1966, earning the National Defense Service Medal. Paul returned home to East Boston and worked for himself. He was known as a “Jack of all Trades.” His skill set was mainly carpentry, but he was proficient in all other trade areas.

He was the beloved father of Stacey A. Zellen of East Boston, the devoted son of the late Robert L. Zellen and Helen (Corey) Zellen; dear brother of Patricia Kelly, Robert “Mickey” Zellen and  Barbara Zellen ,all of California and the late Dorothy Stevens. He is also lovingly survived by several nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews. Funeral Arrangements were entrusted to Vertuccio and Smith Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway, Revere. For more information, please  visit

Ann Vozella

Bookkeeper for Vozella Electric and St. Stanislaus School substitute teacher

A funeral for Ann (Gymziak) Vozella of New Hampshire, formerly of Revere and Chelsea, who passed away in the Salem Woods Nursing Home of Salem, N.H., following a long struggle with Alzheimer’s Disease will be held in the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Route 107) Revere today, Wednesday, July 11, at 10 a.m., followed by the Funeral Service in the funeral home at 11 a.m. Interment will be at Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden.

Born and raised in Chelsea, Ann was a graduate of of Chelsea High School, Class of 1960. Her working career included her bookkeeping position at Vozella Electric of Chelsea for several years. Later, she held the position of “substitute” teacher in St. Stanislaus School of Chelsea.

Ann and her husband, Tony lived in Chelsea and Winthrop for many years until moving to Salem, N.H. in 1974. Although, geographically they were at a distance, they kept a tight and firm grip on the friends and friendships they made in Chelsea and Winthrop. She was a remarkable homemaker and care-giver for her family. She had an interest in many topics, which accounted for her avid interest in books. Among Ann’s prized and dearest possessions were her books (volumes and boxes).

The beloved wife of 41 years to Anthony S. Vozella of Salem, N.H., formerly of Chelsea, she was the cherished mother of Kelly Anne Dortona and her husband, David of Salem, N.H., Christopher J. Manning of Londonderry, N.H., Anthony V. Vozella and his wife Nancy of Saugus, Susan M. Goss and her husband, Robert “Bobby” of Everett and the late Linda Greene and her late husband, Paul; the dear sister to John Gymziak and his wife, Linda of Georgetown and the late Raymond Gymziak;  the devoted grandmother to Mark R. Wehrer, Annemarie J. Wehrer, Adam and Callie Michalsky, Jason T. Michalsky, Jaime B. Vozella, Anthony Vozella, IV, Stephanie Vozella, Paul Greene, Nicholas “Nick” Greene, Robert “Bobby” Goss, Lance Goss, Donnie, Bobby and Matt Dortona and the late Angelina Goss and Katie Vozella. She is also lovingly survived by seven great-grandchildren: Nathan Goss-Ventullo, C.J. Goss, Matthew and Mia Goss, Paul Greene, Caylee Hickman, Camila Goss and the late Brodie Goss-Feeley. Several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews also survive her.        In lieu of flowers, remembrances​ may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 309 Waverley Oaks Road, Waltham, MA 02452. For more information, please visit

Marie Iandoli

Of East Boston

Marie E. Iandoli passed away peacefully on July 2.

She was the loving daughter of the late Gennaro and Louise (Capone) Iandoli, dear sister of Nancy Iandoli of Revere, George Collins of Winthrop and the late Ciro Iandoli; devoted aunt of Lisa Howard and Dan and Hank Murray, and is also survived by many adored great-and-grand nieces and nephews.

Family and friends will honor Marie’s life by gathering at the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home, 971 Saratoga St., East Boston on Monday, July 16, from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. before leaving in procession to St. Joseph –  St. Lazarus Church Ashley St., East Boston for an 11 a.m. Funeral Mass in celebration of Marie’s life. In honoring Marie and in lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital, P.O. Box 1000, Dept. 142 Memphis, TN 38101.

Salvatore ‘Sammy’ Capizzi Jr.

Outstanding caregiver to all, especially to his mom

Family and friends are invited to attend visiting hours, Thursday, July 12, from 9 to 11 a.m. in the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Route 107) Revere for Salvatore J. “Sammy” Capizzi, Jr. who passed away unexpectedly on Monday, July 2, and his residence in Boston’s North End. He was 54 years old.

The funeral will be conducted in the funeral home following the visitation at 11:15 a.m. and will be immediately followed by interment in Lakeside Cemetery in Wakefield.

Born and raised in Boston’s North End, “Sammy,” as he was affectionately known, was a caregiver to all, but especially to his mom. His friends and family have regaled stories and events in which “Sammy” was the main character in coming to the aid of his friends and acquaintances. However, it is agreed that he would want to be remembered for the special and extraordinary care he was able to give his mom. His sisters are both proud and comforted that “Sammy” took on the role of senior caregiver and has brought his mom to the notable age of 94 years old.

The beloved son to Gladys (Boardman) Capizzi and the late Salvatore J. Capizzi, Sr. of Boston’s North End, he was the cherished brother to: Gladys “Joan” Green and her companion, Arthur Kyriakidis and Louise Morani, all of Quincy, Shirley R. Capizzi-Anderson and her companion, Alan B. Segal of Revere, Gale Deuterio and her companion, Paul Deuterio of North Reading, Sonja Harrison and her companion, James Coakley of Malden and the late Michael Capizzi. “Sammy” is also lovingly survived by several aunts and uncles and by many nieces, nephews, cousins and a large extended family.

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

Doris Boyington


Doris E. (Weeks) Boyington of New Hampshire, formerly of Revere, passed peacefully at her Moultonborough, N.H. residence on Monday, July 2. She was 100 years old.

Born and raised in Revere, she was a graduate of Revere High School, Class of 1936. Doris began her working career with the former Forbes Lithograph of Revere until securing a position with  the American Fore Royalty Group Ins. of Boston. She then sought a position with Hood Milk Co. of Charlestown where she worked for about 10 years.

She married Lincoln E. Boyington of Revere in June of 1941 and the couple remained in Revere until June of 1981, when they bought their home in Moultonborough, New Hampshire. Lincoln died rather unexpectedly in August of 1982.

Doris was the cherished mother to Roger F. Boyington and his wife, Ruth of North Conway, N.H.,  Brian E. Boyington and his wife, Melody of Oviedo, Florida, Donald E. Boyington and his wife, Patricia of Freedom, N.H. and Donna M. Snow of Moultonborough, N.H.; the dear sister to the Reverend Frank H. Weeks and his wife, Madelyn of Cranston, R.I. and the late Warren M.  Weeks and Elmer E. Weeks. She is also lovingly survived by 10 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren. Many nieces, nephews, grand-nieces and grand-nephews survive her as well.

Funeral arrangements were by the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Route 107) Revere

In lieu of flowers, remembrances made to the Food Pantry at First  Congregational Church of Revere, 94 Central St. Revere, MA 02151.         For more information, please visit

Gloria Romano

Devoted her life to making family memories

Gloria (Polcari) Romano of Lynnfield, formerly of Revere, died on July 2 surrounded by her loving family.

Gloria loved seeing her family together.  Whether it was weekly club with her sisters or annual vacations with her daughters and grandchildren, she devoted her life to making memories with her family.

The beloved wife of 66 years to the late Albert “Al” Romano, she was born on Oct. 14, 1922 to the late Angelo and Rose (DeYeso) Polcari. She was the devoted mother of Denise Ratti and her husband, Donald of Woburn and Diane Falite and her husband, Ronald of Lynnfield; dear sister of Angelina “Angie” Terenzi and her late husband, Harry of Revere and the late Albina Sasso and her husband, Chester, Helen Trunfio and her husband, Paul, Margaret Moschella and her husband, Anthony, Edith Murray and her husband, Paul, Evelyn Polcari, and Norma Guarente and her husband, Leonard. She was the cherished grandmother of Melissa Cauger and her husband, Michael, Steven Ratti, Kristal Markiewicz and her husband, Craig, Stephanie Falite and Courtney Doucette and her husband, Christopher and the adoring great grandmother of Michael, Miranda, Zach, Jada and Nate.  She is also survived by many caring nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Paul Buofniglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, Revere.   Interment was at Holy Cross Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-9959 or to the Wounded Warrior Project, PO Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675-8517.  For guest book please visit

Kathleen Pazyra

Self taught carpenter and professional dancer

Family and friends are invited to attend a visitation on Saturday, July 21 from noon to 2 p.m. in the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Route 107) Revere for Kathleen E.E. (Mansfield) Pazyra who passed away on Monday, July 9, at her Revere residence following a long battle with cardio-respiratory disease. She was 53 years old.

Her Memorial Funeral Service will be held following the visitation on Saturday, July 21 at 2:15 p.m. (Parking will be available left of the funeral home.)

Kathleen was an East Boston native and a graduate of East Boston High School, Class of 1982. Before moving to Revere 12 years ago, she was a resident of Lynn for five years and a five year resident of Melrose. She was a self-taught carpenter and later became a professional dancer.

The beloved wife of 22 years to Francis J. Pazyra, Jr., she was the devoted mother of: Francis J. Pazyra, III of Florida, Dawn Marie Cahill-Robinson and her husband, William of South Boston, stepmother  of Maria F. Murphy and her husband BJ Murphy, of Revere, and William Panzini of Methuen and the dear sister of Sarah Ann Chiouchiolo of Waltham. She is also lovingly survived by her God-daughter and niece, Desiree Chiouchiolo of Waltham and another niece, Clara Chiouchiolo, also of Waltham.

Interment will be held privately at a later time. Please, in lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to your favorite charity. For additional information, please visit:

Milena ‘Millie’ Ciancio

Of East Boston

Milena “Millie” (Coviello) Ciancio of East Boston, died peacefully surrounded by her family on July 8.

She was the beloved wife of the late Vincenzo “Jimmy” Ciancio, loving mother of Carmen Ciancio and his wife, Maria, Maria Ciancio, Linda Walsh and her husband, Paul and Elena Abate and her husband, Tony and loving sister of the late Angelina Coviello. She is also survived by six beloved grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Her Funeral will be from the Salvatore Rocco & Sons Funeral Home, 331 Main St., Everett, on Thursday, July 12, at 9 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass at Sacred Heart Church in East Boston at 10:30 a.m. Relatives and friends are kindly invited. Visiting hours are today, Wednesday only, from 4 to 8 p.m. Complimentary valet parking today, Wednesday, at Main Street entrance. Internment at Holy Cross Cemetery in Malden. Donations in Milena’s memory may be made to a charity of your choice. Salvatore Rocco Funeral Homes 1-877-71-ROCCO

Robert Earl Howard, Sr.

Decorated Vietnam veteran

Robert Earl Howard, Sr. passed away Sunday afternoon, July 8 at the Cambridge Health Alliance Hospital in Everett surrounded by his loving family. He was 71 years old.

Born in Franklin, he was the son of the late Thomas and Marjorie M. (Grover) Howard.

On June 22, 1967, Bob was drafted into the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War.  Specialist Four Howard distinguished himself by heroism in connection with military operations against an armed hostile force in the Repubwlic of Vietnam while assigned to Company A, 2nd Battalion, 3d Infantry, 199th Light Infantry Brigade.  On that day, July 27, 1968, Specialist Four Howard valorous actions earned him the Purple Heart Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the Vietnam Service Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal w/ DVC 60, Combat Infantryman Badge and the Expert Badge Rifle.  Bob was honorably discharged on Oct. 4, 1968.

Bob has been an Everett resident for over 40 years.  For a number of years, Bob worked in the warehouse at the former Joan & David shoe company in Everett.  As a mechanic by hobby, Bob enjoyed the title “backyard mechanic” as he fixed cars for his enjoyment.  He was a former member of the former V.F.W. and D.A.V. in Everett.

Bob was the husband of the late Sheila M. (Budney), with whom he shared 41 years of marriage, prior to Sheila’s death in 2009; the devoted father of Robert E. Howard, Jr. and his wife, Stephanie of Everett, Scott Howard and his wife, Sheila of West Virginia, Angel Daigle and her husband, Billy of Revere and the late Timothy Howard; dear brother of David Howard and his wife, Robin of Norton, Gayle Howard of South Carolina and the late Walter, Harvey, Glen Howard and brother-in-law of the late Diane Howard.  He is also lovingly survived by seven grandchildren: Chanel, Timmy, Michael, Sean, Faith, Hanna-Mae and the late Chuckie, two great-grandchildren, JoJo and Aryana and many nieces, nephews, great nieces and great-nephews.

Funeral Services will be conducted in the Carafa Family Funeral Home, 389 Washington Ave,  Chelsea today, Wednesday, July 11 at 11 a.m.  An hour of visitation will precede the service from 10 to 11 a.m.  Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend.  Funeral services will conclude with U.S. Army military honors at Puritan Lawn Memorial Park in Peabody.

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