Obituaries 09-28-2022

Irma Buonfiglio

She Brought Joy and Laughter Wherever She Went

Irma (Statuto) Buonfiglio, 85, of Lynnfield, formerly of Revere, died on September 25.

A graduate of Revere High School, Class of 1954, Irma brought joy and laughter wherever she went. She loved her family and friends, but most of all her grandchildren, who will miss her warmth, her smile and her unwavering devotion forever.

The beloved wife of the late Dr. Ronald Buonfiglio, she was the devoted mother of David Buonfiglio and his wife, Wendy of Plymouth, MN, Linda Mellen and her husband, Christopher of Lynnfield and the late Ronald A. Buonfiglio; loving daughter of the late Francis and Laura (Giordano) Statuto; dear sister-in-law of Patricia and Ernest Fiore, Linda and Richard Villiotte, Marie Buonfiglio and the late Paul and Richard Buonfiglio and proud grandmother of Christian, Jinny, Jeffrey and Christopher. She is also survived by many loving nieces, nephews and cousins.

Her funeral will be from the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons – Bruno Funeral Home, 128 Revere St., Revere on Wednesday, October 5 at 9 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St Anthony’s Church, Revere at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends are kindly invited. Visiting hours will be on Tuesday, Oct. 4 from 5 to 8 p.m. Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery. 

To leave a message or share a memory, please visit www.Buonfiglio.com.

Vincent Fiore

He Most Cherished Time Spent With His Family

Vincent R. Fiore of Revere, formerly of East Boston, passed away on Wednesday, September 21 surrounded by the comfort and love of his family.

Vincent was a sports enthusiast who especially loved the Boston Red Sox. Most of all, Vincent cherished time spent with his family. 

The cherished son of the late Salvatore “Pee Wee” and Madeline (Fiorillo) Fiore, he was the devoted husband of Marianne (D’Ortona) Fiore with whom he shared 57 wonderful years of marriage, loving father of Christine Fiore and James “Jim” and his wife, Joanne, all of Revere; adored grandfather of Ricky Cioffi of Saugus, Bianca Fiore of Revere and granddoggie, Milo; caring brother of Ronald Fiore and his wife, Gail of Avon and Doreen Federico and her husband, Anthony of Revere. He is also survived by many loving nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, 262 Beach Street, Revere. Interment was at Woodlawn Cemetery in Everett

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Vincent’s memory to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 840692, Dallas, TX 75284-0692 or by going online to www.heart.org.

For online guest book, please visit www.vazzafunerals.com.

Lea Sasso

She Touched Countless Lives With Her Warmth and Compassion

Lea (Frassica) Sasso of Revere passed away on September 14 at the age of 85.

Lea’s commitment to her family and her faith is what supported her throughout her life. Lea’s home was always home central, the place her family sought for sharing happiness, sadness and everything in between. Sunday dinners and her grandchildren brought her such joy. She touched countless lives with her warmth and compassion.

The beloved wife of Robert J. Sasso, she was the cherished mother of Stephen L. Marino, David Marino and his wife, Debbie, Robert Sasso, Maria Schena and her husband, Tony and the late Leanne Sasso Lusso; dear sister of Marie McCarthy and her late husband, Robert of California; loving grandmother of Robert, Peter, Drew, David, Michael, Christopher, Ronnie, Joseph and Larissa. She is also survived by many loving friends and family members.

A Funeral Mass at the Immaculate Conception Church on Saturday, September 17 was followed by interment in Woodlawn Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Lea’s memory to the St. Jude’s Children Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno funeral Home, 128 Revere St, Revere.

For guestbook please visit www.Buonfiglio.com

Lucy “Babes” Clifford

Longtime Parishioner of Sacred Heart Parish, East Boston and Member of Sons of Italy

Lucy “Babes” (Cavaleri) Clifford of Winthrop passed away peacefully on Tuesday, September 20 at 85 years of age. 

Babes was a longtime parishioner of Sacred Heart Parish, East Boston. an avid bingo player and a member of the Sons of Italy.

The beloved wife of John Clifford, she was the devoted mother of John Clifford Jr. and his late wife, Patricia, Leonard Clifford and long-time partner, Brian Viarella, Mary Lou Clifford and partner, Michael Dalli and Lisa Clifford; dear sister of the late Josie Mirasolo, Gina Blackwood, Tina Polsonetti, Lewis Cavaleri, Frank “Chubby” Cavaleri, Joseph Cavaleri and Salvi Cavaleri; cherished grandmother of John Clifford III and spouse, Shannon, Patrick Clifford and spouse, Amanda, Richard Morton and spouse, Diana and Gina Clifford and partner, Mike Robles and adored great-grandmother of Jackson. 

Family and friends honored Babe’s life by gathering at the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home, 971 Saratoga Street, (Orient Heights) East Boston on Monday, September 26 and again on Tuesday morning, September 27 followed by a prayer service in our Serenity Chapel at 11 a.m. Services concluded with Babes being laid to rest at Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett.  May she rest in peace.

Dominic Joseph Freni

Retired Produce Broker and Decorated WWII Veteran

Dominic Joseph Freni of Revere, formerly of the West End, passed away on September 23 at the age of 98.

Dominic proudly served his country in the United States Army during WWII. He was a Purple Heart recipient and received numerous medals and ribbons for his efforts. Dominic worked at Strock & Co. as a produce broker in Chelsea for years.

Born in Boston on January 14, 1924 to the late Antinino and Josephine (Durso), he was the beloved husband of the late Emma (DeLuca), devoted father of Kirsten Freni of Winthrop and Jocelyn Coleman and her husband, Mark of Wilmington; cherished grandfather of Christopher and Nikkia Marcin and Courtney Coleman; dear brother of the late Antonio Freni, Santo Freni, Joseph Freni, Santa Messina, Ann Chillemi, and Agatha Auditore and also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.

Funeral from the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, 128 Revere St., Revere on Monday, October 3 at 10 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass at St. Anthony’s Church in Revere at 11 a.m. Relatives and friends are kindly invited. A Visitation will be held on Sunday, Oct. 2 from 4 to 7 p.m.  Entombment will be in Woodlawn Mausoleum.  In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Dominic’s name to Boston’s Wounded Veterans, 60 Paris St, East Boston, MA 02128 or online at www.theyfoughtweride.com  For guest book please visit: www.buonfiglio.com.

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