Obituaries 08-11-2021

Carole MacDonald

Graduate of RHS, Class of 1959, Well-Known in the Hospitality Industry

Family and friends are respectfully invited to attend Visiting Hours on Friday, August 13 from 2 to 4 p.m., in the Vertuccio & Smith, Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Rte. 107) Revere for Carole A. (Signoriello) MacDonald who died most unexpectedly on Friday, August 6 at her Revere residence. Her Funeral Service will be conducted in the Funeral Home immediately following the visitation at 4:15 p.m. Interment will be held privately.

Carole was a life-long resident of Revere a graduate of Revere High School, Class of 1959.

Early in her working career, Carole spent six years with the Personnel Division of New England Tel. & Tel. She entered the hospitality industry and found that she had arrived at her calling. She began working with Augustine’s Restaurant of Saugus on Route One for over 30 years as a bartender and remained there until its closing. For the past 10 years, she has been a hostess and Keno manager for the Kowloon Restaurant in Saugus. Carole was blessed with a large and loving personality, which encouraged customers at the various restaurants to form long-standing friendships with her. Indeed, she was a sought-after employee with her expansive knowledge of the hospitality industry.

 Carole was the devoted daughter to the late Grace “Bea” (Voci) Guerrieo and her late husband, Louis “Chubby” Guerrieo; the cherished mother to Kelley J. Ross and her husband, John Ross of Saugus and the proud sister to Jean L. Sasso and her husband, Guy of Stoneham; loving aunt to Lori A. Courtney and her husband, Darrin of Stoneham, Lynn T. Santerre and her husband, James and Leah J. Wagner and her husband, John, all of Melrose. Carole is also the adored aunt to Monica, Leanne, Luc, Liza, Grace, Caroline, Jack and Michael.

 In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Perkins School for the Blind, 175 North Beacon St., Watertown, MA 02472-9982. To send online condolences, please visit Funeral Arrangements entrusted to the care and direction of the Vertuccio & Smith, Home for Funerals.

Giusto ‘Gus’ Aloisi

WWII Bronze Star Recipient, Accomplished Trumpet Player, Longtime Boston Naval Shipyard Employee and the Epitome of the Word “Gentleman”

Family and friends are invited to attend Visiting Hours on Saturday, August 14 

from 9 to 11:30 a.m. in the Vertuccio and Smith, Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Rte. 107) Revere for Giusto A. “Gus” Aloisi, who died on Friday, August 6 at the Blaire House in Tewksbury following a brief illness. Gus celebrated his 98th birthday on July 12.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated in St. Anthony of Padua Church, 250 Revere St., Revere at 12 Noon immediately followed by interment in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett.

Gus was born in Malden but was raised in Boston’s North End. He attended Boston schools and was a student in Boston English High School when he was drafted to enter the U.S. Army during the Second World War. Gus served his country with pride and honor, serving in the 361st Infantry Regiment 91st  Division as a Rifleman. During his time overseas, he was decorated with the GoodConduct Medal, Victory Medal, European African Middle Eastern Theater Campaign Ribbon, American Theater Campaign Ribbon and Bronze Star. Gus was very proud of serving his country.

When he returned home from his service, he immediately completed his GED, as education was very important to him. The next order of business for Gus was that he married the one and only love of his life, Domenica C. “Maggie” (Ferraro) in October of 1946, a marriage that was filled with love, kindness and cherished memories that spanned 69 years.

Gus and his wife settled in Revere in 1946, and together it was here they made their home and raised their three sons.

Gus worked at the Boston Naval Shipyard for 27 years as a supervisor, until they closed. He then went on to work in maintenance at Charles River Park in Cambridge. Gus was also a very accomplished trumpet player. For most of his life, and up until a couple of years ago, he was still playing. Gus loved to play alongside his brother Domenic Aloise. He would take any opportunity to do what he truly loved doing and providing extra for his family. Gus, throughout his early life, studied music and would take classes to stay on top of his passion.

 Gus was the epitome of the word “gentleman,” whenever you met Gus, he was always fastidious about his appearance. His demeanor was gentle, genuine and humble. To know him was to love him. 

We have often heard the term, “The Greatest Generation”, well it’s for men and women like Gus. He fit the criteria; he was selfless and had honor, respect for his country and neighbors, and he was devoted to his family and love for his fellow brothers in battle. He lived his life on these morals and terms.

The beloved husband of the late Domenica C. “Maggie” (Ferraro) Aloisi, he was the loving father of Dominic D. Aloisi and his wife, Linda of Uxbridge, Anthony Aloisi and his wife, Doreen M. of Revere and Robert D. Aloisi and his late wife, Donna of North Reading; cherished grandfather of David D. Aloisi and his wife, Lisa of West Townsend, Susan M. Greene and her husband, Thomas of Douglas, Anthony R. Aloisi and his wife, Amie of Haverhill, Joseph D. Aloisi and his wife, Melissa of Danvers, Christina M. Scali, R.N. and her husband, Paul of Lynnfield, Nicholas R. Aloisi of Portland, ME and Matthew J. Aloisi and his fiancé, Christie Martin of Castle Rock, CO; adored great grandfather of Michael A., Gabriella M., Gianna M., Isabella D., Joseph D., Aubrey, Olivia and Gennaro and dear brother of the late David J. Aloise, Victor Aloisi, Domenic Aloise and Alfred Aloise. He is also lovingly survived by many nieces, nephews, grandnieces, grandnephews, friends and extended family.

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the New England

Shelter of Homeless Veterans, 17 Court St. Boston, MA 02108. To send online condolences, please visit 

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

Josephine Falzone

Of Revere

Josephine Falzone of Revere passed away on Agust 5 at the age of 101. 

Born in Boston on March 19, 1920 to the late Phillipo and Theresa (Micchi), she was the dear sister of the late Ida Contino, Phillip Falzone, Concetta Capobianco and Salvatore Falzone.  Josephine is survived by her loving niece and caretaker, Roberta Rizzo and her husband, Lee of Revere as well as many additional nieces and nephews. 

A visitation was held at the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, 128 Revere St, Revere on Tuesday, August 10 followed by a Prayer Service in the funeral home.  A private entombment will take place for the immediate family at Woodlawn Mausoleum in Everett.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Josephine’s name to The Lighthouse Nursing Care Center, Attn: Activities, 204 Proctor Ave, Revere, MA 02151 all proceeds will be used for resident activities.  For guest book please visit

Janice ‘Jaye’ Tremonte

Longtime Supporter, Volunteer and Devotee of Immaculate Conception Parish Community

Janice L. “Jaye” (Orlandino) Tremonte, 70, of Revere, formerly of East Boston, died on August 7 following a two year battle with metastatic cancer.

“Jaye” was a longtime supporter, volunteer and devotee of the Immaculate Conception Parish Community.

She was the beloved wife of the late Stephen D. Tremonte, who passed on January 10, 2019; devoted mother of Stacie Tremonte-Allen and her husband, David B. of Hopedale and Stephanie A. Beneski and her husband, Dr. John B. Beneski of Revere; cherished grandmother to Jessica M. Beneski, Jacqueline M. Beneski and Jordan M. Beneski, all of Revere and Kyle S. Allen, Brendan D. Allen and Kallie T. Allen, all of Hopedale and the dear sister of Blanche A. Orlandino of East Boston.

Family and friends are invited to attend the funeral on Thursday, August 12 from the Vertuccio & Smith, Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Rte. 107) Revere at 10 a.m., followed by a Funeral Mass in the Immaculate Conception Church (Corner of Beach St. & Winthrop Ave.) Revere at 11 a.m. and immediately followed by interment in Puritan Lawn Memorial Park, Peabody. Visiting Hours will be held in the funeral home today, Wednesday, August 11, from 3 to 7 p.m.

Parking available left of the Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Pl., Memphis, TN 38105-9959.

To send online condolences, please visit 

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

Josephine Cieri

Died Just Days after Her 100th Birthday

Josephine (Gregorio) Cieri, a lifelong resident of Revere, passed away on August 9, just three days after her 100th birthday.

Born in Revere on August 6, 1921 to the late Pompilio and Mary (Colucci), she was the beloved wife of the late Anthony Cieri, devoted mother of Maria McGinty and her husband, John of Florida, Donald Cieri and his wife, Barbara of Arizona, Ethel Sinatra of Saugus, formerly of  Everett, and Lynne Guinta and her husband, Joseph of Rowley; dear sister of William Gregorio  and his wife, Judy of Revere,and the late Anne Ciardelli, Luca Gregorio, Rosemarie Orlanzo, and  Ralph, Anthony and Alfred Gregorio. She was the cherished grandmother of 14, great grandmother of 23,  and great great grandmother of five and is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.

A  visitation will be held at the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home 128 Revere St, Revere today,  Wednesday, August 11 from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. followed by a 12 noon Mass at St. Mary of the Assumption Parish in Revere. Relatives and friends are kindly invited. Private Interment. In lieu of flowers. donations may be made in Josephine’s name to St. Jude Children’s  Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Pl, Memphis, TN 38105-9959 or at For guest book, please visit

Francesco “Frank” Licciardi

A Kind and Loving Husband, Father and Nonno (Grandfather)

Francesco “Frank” Licciardi of Revere passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his loving family on August 9 at the age of 83.   

Born in Apice, a Province of Benevento, Italy on February 3, 1938 to the late Erminio and Caterina Licciardi, Frank married the love of his life, immigrated to America in 1963, settled in Revere and was employed at Straeger Co. in Revere. 

He was the beloved husband of Maria Assunta (Beatrice) for 58 years, loving father of Caterina “Cathy” O’Donnell and her husband, James of Revere, Frank Licciardi and his wife, Sabrina of North Reading, Maureen Melillo and her husband, Matthew of Sturbridge; cherished grandfather of Alexia and Marco Licciardi and Jake Melillo; dear brother of Joseph Licciardi and his wife, Kathy of Saugus, Michele Licciardi and his late wife, Rachela of Apice, Italy, the late Antonio Licciardi of Middleton and Rosaria Genato of Italy; dear brother-in-law of Carmine Masiello and his late wife, Nicolina, Carmine Colarusso and his late wife Antonietta, Elena Coccimiglio and her late husband, Nicola, all of Revere, Francesco DiVito and his late wife, Angelina of Saugus and the late Filippo Beatrice and his wife, Cristina, Michelina Monaco and her husband, Pasquale, Antonetta Beatrice, Antonio Beatrice and Angelo Beatrice; dear Godfather of Anthony Masiello, Gianni Inglese and Giuseppe Genato. He is also survived by many nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews and dear friends. 

Frank was a kind and loving husband, father and Nonno (grandfather). He was a joyful man who taught us that “family was the most important thing.” Frank cherished his wife, Maria, and loved spending time with her; gardening, taking walks hand in hand, going to concerts and traveling. Nothing brought him greater joy than being with his children and grandchildren; summer trips to Maine and family visits to North Carolina. He also enjoyed making (and sharing) wine, swimming, going to the movies and dining out. Frank was a very spiritual man and a devoted parishioner of St. Anthony’s Church. No words can express this incredible loss. He will be deeply missed.
His funeral will be held from the Paul Buonfiglio Funeral Home, 128 Revere St., Revere on Friday, August 13 at 10 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass at St. Anthony’s Church, 250 Revere St., Revere at 11 a.m. Relatives and friends are kindly invited. Visiting hours will be held at Buonfiglio Funeral Home on Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m.

(Masks and social distancing are requested by the family and will be required upon entrance to funeral home and church.) Interment at Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden.  For guest book please visit

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