Obituaries 12-09-2020

John ‘Jacky’ Connolly

Longtime Malden Evening News Reporter

John “Jacky” Connolly of Revere passed away on December 2 at the age of 69. 

Jack loved the beach (Rocky Beach) and was referred to as Weaser by his Beachmont friends.  He will be sorely missed by all who knew him.  Jacky was a long time compositor with the Malden Evening News.  

Born in Boston on April 8, 1951 to the late Thomas and Marguerite “Peggy” (Chandler), he was the devoted father of Christopher Connolly and his wife, Melanie of Winthrop, cherished grandfather of Brianna, Michaela, and Victoria, dear brother of Thomas Connolly and his wife, Mary of Winthrop, Judith McGhee and her husband, William of Harwich port, and Robert Connolly Sr., and his wife, Susan of Revere.  He is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews. 

Due to the current spike in COVID-19, the guidelines issued by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and local officials, funeral services will be privately held for the immediate family under the direction of Paul Bounfiglio & Sons – Bruno Funeral Home, 128 Revere Street, Revere, MA 02151.  Interment Woodlawn Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the M.S.P.C.A, Angel, 350 S. Huntington Ave, Boston, MA 02130 or at  For guest book please visit

Margaret Helen Dennis

Special Education Paraprofessional at Hood School in Lynn

It is with great sadness that we announce Margaret Helen Dennis, 60,  beloved daughter, sister, aunt and friend, died peacefully at home on November 26.

Margaret was a proud graduate of Our Lady of the Assumption School, Lynnfield, Peabody Veterans’ Memorial High School and Salem State University. Margaret was employed as a special education paraprofessional at Hood School in Lynn, where she was adored by her students and fellow teachers.

Margaret enjoyed the finer things in life; art, music, travel, food, shopping and family and always appreciated a good joke, where her laughter would light up a room and travel for miles. Margaret loved spending time outdoors, she especially loved the North Shore beaches from Lynn Shore Drive to Marblehead Neck and up to the Maine coastline. She also loved the mountains of North Conway, Cape Cod and traveling the world! She loved to shop and always chose the perfect gift and even made the thousands of trips to CVS for her mother and father seem special.

She had countless friends with whom she went with to many concerts, dinners, walks in Lynn Woods and trips. She was an avid gardener and most recently became chef extraordinaire for her parents, in which — as in everything else — she excelled. She adored her family time and especially loved her nieces and nephews.

She’s forever in our hearts, she is irreplaceable.

Margaret is survived by her loving parents William A. and Jean S. (Callahan) Dennis of Swampscott, her siblings Catherine J. and Jack E. Glencross of Lynnfield, Mary L. Anderson and her late husband, Phil of Lynnfield, William A. Dennis Jr. of North Conway, NH, Carolyn A. and Michael J. Gallagher of Topsfield, James P. Dennis and Brenda A. Supino of Swampscott; her beloved nieces and nephews: Erin and Brian, John, Kristin and Nick, Philip and Ashley, Mickey, Ally, Julie, Tara, Patrick, Anna and Amanda, surviving fiancé of Margaret’s beloved pre-deceased nephew, Dean Michael Dennis.

A Mass of the Resurrection was celebrated privately in St. Pius V Church in Lynn.I n lieu of flowers, please send gifts to a fund set up in Margaret’s name to help support the students who loved Margaret’s smile and laugh and her special way of making learning fun in such a positive way. Make checks payable to Margaret Dennis Hood School Fund c/o Bill and Jean Dennis, 73 Monument Ave., Swampscott, MA 01907. To send online condolences, please visit  

Funeral Arrangements entrusted to the care and direction of the Vertuccio & Smith, Home for Funerals.

Robert Ronzano

Owned and Operated All Season’s Produce in Revere

Funeral Services were held on December 7 in the Vertuccio & Smith, Home for Funerals for Robert F. “Bobby” Ronzano who died on Tuesday, December 1 at home surrounded by his loving family after a battle with metastatic cancer. He just celebrated his 67th  birthday on November 4. Interment was in Puritan Lawn Memorial Park, Peabody.

Bobby was born in Boston, raised and educated in Boston’s North End and Somerville Schools. At a very young age, Bobby worked in the Produce business. He worked for various vendors in Haymarket and New England Produce in Chelsea. His career allowed him the opportunity to own and operate his own business in Revere “All Season’s Produce” and he worked until he became ill.

He was a man who was always revered for being a kind and gentle man. He had a love and closeness for being with his family and he was a friend to everyone with whom he came into contact. To know him was to love him.

He was the beloved son of the late Canio Ronzano and Adeline (DeSimone) Ronzano; devoted husband of Michelle Ann Calnan – Ronzano of Revere; loving father of Jason M. Calnan and his companion, Ligia Dellasalas of Revere; cherished brother of Louise Dusevitch of Revere, Celeste Laudano of Melrose, Emmanuel M. “Butchie” Ronzano of Revere and Vincent Ronzano and his wife, Evelyn of Burlington; adored papa of Jason M. Calnan, Jr. of Revere, dear brother-in-law of Michael Calnan and his wife, Lisa of Middleton and Albert J. “A.J” Sabbag of Revere. He is also lovingly survived by many nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.    

Remembrances may be made to the American Cancer Society, 3 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701. To send online condolences, please visit     

Funeral Arrangements entrusted to the care and direction of the Vertuccio & Smith, Home for Funerals.

John Anthony Zankowski

He Will be Forever Remembered

John Anthony Zankowski, a lifelong resident of Revere, was taken from us too soon at the age of 59.  John passed away unexpectedly on December 3, 2020. 

John will be forever remembered as the youngest, loving, and special child of the late Anthony A. and Dolores A. (Cecere/DiGiulio) Zankowski.  John was a beloved brother to the late Denise (Zankowski) Winter and her late husband. Edward, and sisters Darlene (Zankowski) O’Keefe and husband, Thomas and Doreen M. Zankowski, Esq. and her partner, Billie Jean Potter.  He leaves behind his beloved nieces, Kimberly Winter, Tara Diefenbach (Paul) and Tina Gongas (William) and nephew Daniel Winter (Kenneth Holgersen).  John was great uncle to Mia McLean, Lucas and Alexia Gongas and Thomas and Declan Diefenbach.  He leaves behind many cousins who love him.  

John was special indeed.  His early life included his enrollment in the prestigious May Institute in Chatham, MA, where he lived away from his family at great angst to his parents and siblings.  At the May Institute, he thrived and overcame many of life’s obstacles from autism.  Upon returning home, John was forever cared for by his family. He was a very funny guy and could surprise those around him with some salty talk and funny expressions.  John’s persona created a sense of love, duty, honor, and empathy in his family.  His sisters always felt a duty to protect him, include him in their activities, and make sure he was loved and understood.  He will be forever remembered.  He is with his mother, father and sister now and at peace.  

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Anthony’s Church. 250 Revere St, Revere on Thursday, December 10 at 11 a.m. everyone to meet directly at church.  (Names and temperatures will be taken upon entrance).  Interment at Holy Cross Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers donations may be made in John’s name to  the May Institute, 41 Pacella Drive, Randolph, MA 02368, and designate the Revere May Facility as the beneficiary or at MayInstitute.Org.  For guest book please visit

Lisa Morris

Former Printer at Alden Haulk Inc.

Family and friends are invited to attend a Memorial Visitation on Saturday, December 12 from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. at the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, Revere for Lisa E. (Belloise) Morris, 50, a longtime Everett resident, who died unexpectedly on Wednesday, November 25 at the Cambridge Health Alliance Hospital – Everett.  A Funeral Service will immediately follow the visitation in the Funeral Home at 2:30 p.m.

Face masks must be worn at all times and social distancing must be maintained in the funeral home. All attendees are required to provide their name and phone number for contact tracing and temperatures will be checked prior to entering the funeral home. Only 25 people are allowed in the Funeral Home at one time. Guests are asked to visit briefly and to exit the Funeral Home to allow others to enter.

Lisa was born in Malden and was raised and educated in Everett. She worked in the printing business for most of her life and at Alden Haulk Inc. for over 10 years where she wore many hats. She worked until she was no longer able to due to her declining health.

Lisa’s favorite thing to do was to be with her family, it did not matter the occasion. The time she shared with her family is what she treasured the most. One of Lisa’s favorite hobbies was to draw and she did it very well. She also had a deep interest in Lighthouses. She will be remembered for all the good times and the love she shared with her family.

The beloved daughter of Richard Morris of Braintree and the late Graceann M. Belloise, she was the loving mother of Stephanie M. Falzone and her fiancé, Jorge Figueroa and Mark A. Falzone, Jr., all of Everett; cherished grandmother of Nevaeh, Jadeilyn and Zaleia; dear sister of Richard Morris and his wife, Melissa of Whitman and Joshua Belloise of Everett. She is also lovingly survived by several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Interment will be held privately. Funeral Arrangements entrusted to the care and direction of the Vertuccio & Smith, Home for Funerals.

To send online condolences, please visit

Sister Thomas Joseph Bradley, CSJ

Longtime Teacher at Immaculate Conception School in Revere

Sister Thomas Joseph Bradley, CSJ, in her 65th  year as a beloved member of the Sisters of Saint Joseph of Boston, died on Monday, November 30.

She was the devoted daughter of the late Thomas M. and Lillia C. (Buffington) Bradley and loving sister of the late June D. Fields, Leona F. Bernard, Lilla C. Harvey, George and Thomas Bradley.  Sister Thomas Joseph is survived by her niece, Cynthia Mason and her husband, Kenneth, and several other nieces and nephews.  Sister also leaves her loving friend, Sister  Helen Mary McGonagle and her Sisters in the Congregation. 

She was formerly missioned as a teacher at St. Stephen School, Framingham from 1956 to 1967 and Immaculate Conception School, Revere from 1967 to 2008.

Funeral Services will be private.

Arrangements are by Norton Funeral Home, Framingham. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made to the Sisters of Saint Joseph, c/o Mission Advancement, 637 Cambridge St., Brighton, MA  02135.

John Corrado

World War II U.S. Army Veteran

John E. Corrado of Revere died on December 8 at the age of 98. 

John proudly served his country in the United States Army in WWII.  He was a recipient of the European African Middle Eastern Campaign Ribbon, American Theater Campaign Ribbon, Good Conduct Medal and the Army of Occupation Medal of Germany.  A member of the V.F.W. Mottolo Post,  John and his wife, Paula were devout parishioners of St. Anthony’s Church where John was a member of the Holy Name Society.  He will be sorely missed by all who knew him. 

Born in East Boston on January 25, 1922 to the late Pasquale and Lucy (Fredestefano) Corrado, he was the beloved husband of 60 years to Paula (Fala); devoted father  of John B. Corrado and his wife, Karen of Revere, and Paul Corrado and his wife, Domenica of Lynnfield; dear brother of Joseph P. Corrado and his wife, Ann of Revere and the late Adeline Corrado; cherished grandfather of Christopher and Catherine Corrado; step grandfather to Jamie Hershey and her husband, Jarrod, and Kristin Degou and adored great grandfather of Theodore Harrison and William  Hershey.  He is also survived by many loving nieces, nephews and great nieces and great nephews.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Anthony’s Church, 250 Revere St, Revere on  Saturday, December 12 at 11 a.m.– masks and social distancing are required (Names and temperatures will be taken upon entrance).  Relatives and friends are kindly invited.  Interment Holy Cross Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 225 N. Michigan Ave., Fl. 17, Chicago, IL 60601 or at  For guest book please visit

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