Alice O’Brien, 65
Retired Rehabilitation Aide
Alice E. (Williams) O’Brien passed away peacefully in her Malden home surrounded by her loving family after a courageous battle with overwhelming illness on Sunday June 13. She was 65 years old.
Born and raised in Chelsea, she was the daughter of the late Paul H. Williams and the late Gloria (Molinari) Groom. She attended local schools and in 1968 she married Edward F. O’Brien, and together they shared 23 years before his passing in 1991.
A resident of Malden for the past 38 years, she was devoted to home and family. She also worked as a Rehabilitation Aide at the Annemark Nursing Home in Revere for 10 years, retiring in 1995.
She was the beloved wife of the late Edward F. O’Brien Jr.; devoted mother of Patricia "Patti" O’Brien of Malden and Edward F. O"Brien III and his wife, Deanna, of Needham; cherished grandmother of Edward F. Dore, Jillian Lisa Dore and the late Erin Dore; dear aunt of Paula Gallant of Wilmington, Wally Williams of Revere and many beloved nieces and nephews. She was also the sister of two late loving brothers Paul B. and David Williams.
Her Funeral will begin at the Frank A. Welsh & Son’s Funeral Home, 718 Broadway, Chelsea on Friday, June 18 at 9 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Mary of the Assumption Church, 660 Washington Ave., Revere at 10 a.m. Services will conclude with burial in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. Relatives and friends are most kindly invited to attend. Visiting hours will be held at the Welsh Funeral Home Thursday, from 4 to 8 p.m. The Funeral Home is fully handicap accessible, ample parking opposite the funeral home. Should friends desire, contributions in her memory may be made to the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701. For online guestbook and directions, please visit www.WelshFuneralHome.com.
Of Florida, formerly of Revere
William L. Nickerson of Port Charlotte, Florida, formerly of Revere, died December 24 after a long and courageous battle with colon cancer.
Born in June of 1924, he served in the Pacific with the US Air Force during World War II where his plane was shot down in combat. He survived that incident and after the war he returned home to marry his sweetheart, Dottie Nickerson, in December of 1945. Together, they built a home and raised a family in Malden where he served on the Malden Police force in the 1950’s. The Nickersons volunteered their time with the 27th Lancers Drum & Bugle Corps in the 1970’s and Mr. Nickerson kept the instruments in excellent condition.
The couple lived in several cities across Massachusetts, eventually settling in Revere until Mrs. Nickerson died in February of 1989. Mr. Nickerson continued working at the Seaview Towers and Waters Edge Apartments where he ran the Maintenance Division until he finally retired at the age of 82 and moved to Florida to live with his oldest son, Leigh, in Port Charlotte.
He will be greatly missed and always loved by those who knew him. He leaves behind two sons, Leigh and his wife, Debbie, of Port Charlotte, Fla. and Scott and his wife, Janet, of Tewksbury. He also leaves four
grandchildren, Sandy Monaco, Bryan Nickerson, Robert and Andrew Nickerson as well as seven great
A Graveside Memorial Service will be held as he is brought home to be with his wife, Dottie, on his birthday, June 22 at 11 a.m. Directions to the gravesite in Holy Cross Cemetery are as follows; Enter Holy Cross Cemetery at the Lynn Street entrance diagonally across from O’Brien’s Florist, 266 Lynn St., Malden. Upon entering go straight, take a left on St. Anthony and a right on St. Paul. The gravesite is near the corner of St. Paul and St. Clement. Please feel free to join the family to celebrate his life at Anthony’s, 105 Canal St., Malden, at noon. Friends and Family are invited to view an online Tribute for Bill Nickerson and leave remarks in his "Memory Book" at http://memorialwebsites.legacy.com/billnickerson/
Rosaria ‘Sara’ Ciambra
Retired electronics assembler
Rosaria "Sara" (Carollo) Ciambra of Winthrop died at the Massachusetts General Hospital on June 12. She was 90 years old.
A member of the East Boston Elder Service of Winthrop, prior to her retirement, she worked for United Electronic Controls as an electronic assembler.
Born in Palermo, Italy, she was the beloved wife of the late Andrea Ciambra; the daughter of the late Francesco and Lucrezia (Araldi) Carollo; devoted mother of Franco Ciambra and his wife, Nina, of Palermo, Italy, Rosanna Giovenco and her late husband, Pino, of Revere, Sergio Ciambra and his wife, Mafalda, of Rome, Italy, Maurizio Ciambra and his wife, Morena, of Winthrop, Ella Maslak and her husband, Walter, of Revere, Maria Giovanna Roy and her husband, Richard, of Winthrop, and the late Antonino Ciambra; dear sister of Tony Carollo and his wife, Antonia, of Moultonborough, NH and the late Nina Lanzarone, Giovanna Amato, Rosetta Gerardi and Tonuccia Beninati. She is also survived by her adored 14 grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
Her Funeral will be held from the Maurice W. Kirby Funeral Home, 210 Winthrop St., Winthrop on Friday, June 18, at 9 a.m. A Funeral Mass will be held at St. John the Evangelist Church at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. Visiting hours are Thursday only from 4 to 8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the American Heart Assn. P.O. Box 3049, Syracuse, NY. 13220 or the American Cancer Society P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK. 73123. For guestbook, go to www.mauricekirbyfh.com.
Retired MWRA Foreman and member of many Revere organizations
James A. Padova of Revere died unexpectedly at home on June 12. He was 61 years old.
He was a retired MWRA Foreman, a US Army veteran of Vietnam, a member of the Revere Businessman’s Club, VFW Mottolo Post, Revere Sons of Italy and the Patriot Civic Club.
He was the beloved husband of Bernice (Kiley); devoted father of Jenna Harrity of East Boston and James and Anthony Padova of Revere; loving son of Rita A. (Santoli) of Revere and the late James; dear brother of Lorraine Padova of Revere and is also survived by many loving aunts, uncles and cousins.
His Funeral will be held from the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, 128 Revere Street, Revere on Thursday, June 17 at 9 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Anthony’s Church at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited. Visiting hours are today, Wednesday, from 4 to 8 p.m. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Heart Association, 20 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701. For guest book or flowers, www.Buonfiglio.com.
Retired Revere Building Inspector
Stanley A. Ferragamo, a lifelong resident of Revere, died peacefully on June 9 surrounded by his family.
A US Army veteran of World War II, he retired as the City of Revere Building Inspector in 1993. He was a member of the VFW Mottolo Post, Orioles Nest 123 and the Winthrop Golf Club.
He was the son of the late Ralph and Rosina (Belmonte); beloved husband of 56 years of Dolores (Peluso); devoted father of Elyse Ferragamo-King of Revere, Stanley R. Ferragamo "RFD" of Georgetown, Michael A. Ferragamo of Revere and Elena Misiaszek of Woodstock, CT; loving grandfather of Courtney, Michael Jr. and Isabella; dear brother of Edward Ferragamo of Randolph and the late Angelo, Christopher, Anthony, Jerry, Mary Garofalo, Carmella deFrancisco, Susan Pratt, Annie Forstrom, Olympia Ferragamo and Josephine Anderson and loving uncle of Dolly DeSantis. He is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.
At the request of the family, visitation and services will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the New England Center for Homeless Veterans, 17 Court St., Boston, MA 0218.
Gilda ‘Chickie’ Corin
Gilda "Chickie" (Mongiardo) Corin of Revere died on June 13.
She was the loving mother of Andrea Cardona and her husband, Orlando, Deanne Fronduto and her husband, Ronald, Stacey Corin and Jacque Murray and her husband, Anthony, all of Revere and the former wife of Harvey Corin of Revere; dear sister of the late Natalie DeFalco, Jeane Franz, Leanora Overby and Frank Mongiardo; cherished grandmother of Arianna, Julia and Amelia Murray; fond aunt of Barbara Anthony, Arlie Scott, Dolly DeFalco, Lisa Overby, Zanean Toher and many other nieces, nephews and cousins.
Her Funeral will be held from Vazza’s "Beechwood" Funeral Home, 262 Beach Street, Revere, Thursday at 9 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in the Holy Rosary Church, 1015 Shirley St., Winthrop at 10 a.m. Family and friends may visit today, Wednesday, from 4 to 8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made in her name to the American Cancer Society , 30 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701. For directions and guest book, www.vazzafunerals.com
Annabel ‘Bunny’ McDonough
Revere teacher, worked for the FBI
Annabel "Bunny" (Riley) McDonough, after battling a life threatening illness for three years, died on June 10 at Falmouth Hospital. She was 91 years old.
Born on December 16, 1918 in Boston, she was a member of the 1941 class of Salem State, the first class awarded a four year degree. In 1942 she took a job with the F.B.I. in Washington, D.C. where she worked under J. Edgar Hoover. Lonely for her family and friends, she returned to her teaching position in Revere. She soon added a second job, writing the Society Column for the Society News of Revere. In September of 1944, she was sitting on a train to Boston when William McDonough boarded, an injured soldier returning from St. Louis, she was outraged that no one offered their seat to him so she gave her own. They were married a year later. Their marriage lasted 25 years, until his death.
In 1976, after retiring from teaching, she moved to Cape Cod from Lynnfield. Not one to be idle, she worked for C.V.S. in Falmouth and Mashpee for 25 years.
She was a brilliant and fiery woman who loved life. She had a passion for travel, even in her elder years, and journeyed to Portugal, Russia, and Israel, just to name a few. She was generous, almost to a fault, with those she loved and cared about. She was the grandmother who, sitting on the couch, would insist you eat some candy and take some money before you left. She was interested and curious about everyone and thus very sociable and likable. She was an amazing woman.
She was the beloved wife of the late William P. McDonough, and the loving mother of Joan Muse and Anabel (Sandy) Balsebre and a devoted grandmother to Peter Muse, Adam Muse and Anabel D. Balsebre.
Funeral arrangements were by the Chapman, Cole & Gleason Funeral Home, Mashpee. Burial was in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. For online guestbook and obituary, please visit www.ccgfuneralhome.com
Of Winthrop, formerly of Revere
Rita M. (Fiore) Gallo of Winthrop, formerly of Revere, died unexpectedly on June 4. She was 85 years old.
She was the beloved wife of the late Patrick D. Gallo; devoted mother of Patricia G. Sproule and her husband, William, of Irvine, CA, June M. Mazzoni and her husband, Robert, of Canton, MA and John D. Gallo and his wife, Suzanne, of San Jose, CA; cherished grandmother of Kathryn G., Elizabeth G. and William G. Sproule, all of Irvine, CA, Robert G. and Alexandra J. Mazzoni, both of Canton, and Michael J. and Lauren J. Gallo of San Jose, CA; dear sister of John P. Fiore and his wife, Hilda M., of Revere and the late Dora O. Sherriff, James V., Frank and John Fiore, Edythe McQuade, Florence Carbone and Anna Hopkins. She is also lovingly survived by her sister in law, Virginia A. Fiore of Revere and many nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.
Funeral arrangements were by the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, Revere. Burial was in Holy Cross Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Italian Home for Children, 1125 Centre St., Jamaica Plain, MA 02130.
Pasquale Mercurio of Revere, formerly of East Boston, died on June 11. He was in his 95th year.
A US Army Air Corps veteran of World War II, he was the beloved husband of the late Carmella (Belmonte) Mercurio with whom he shared 68 years of marriage; loving father of Linda Pezzano of East Boston, Michael Mercurio and his wife, Denise, of Revere and the late Pamela Mercurio; dear brother of the late Christine Morelli and Rose Bergogoni; cherished grandfather of Christopher and his wife, Laurie Pezzano, Eugene Pezzano and Lisa Mercurio and great grandfather of Frank Pezzano.
His Funeral will be held from Vazza’s "Beechwood" Funeral Home, 262 Beach Street, Revere, today, Wednesday, at 9:30 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in the Immaculate Conception Church Revere at 10:30 a.m. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. For directions and guest book, www.vazzafunerals.com.
John M. Pavone of Everett died on June 11.
He was the son of the late Donato and Carmella (Orsini) Pavone; brother of Josephine Clifford and her late husband, Francis, of Melrose, the late Joseph Pavone and his wife, Grace, of Melrose, the late Dominic Pavone and late Anna Zitchetella. He is also survived by several nieces and nephews.
Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Gately Funeral Home, Melrose. Burial was in Puritan Lawn Cemetery in Peabody. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hallmark Health Hospice, 178 Savin St., Malden, 02148. For obituary or to sign guest book please visit www.gatelyfh.com.
Pasquale ‘Patsy’ Pagiarulo
Of Rhode Island, formerly of Revere
Pasquale "Patsy" Pagliarulo of Pontiac Avenue, Cranston, RI died at home on June 5. He was 86 years old.
Mr. Pagliarulo was a laborer for the M.A. Gammino Construction Co. before retiring and was an avid sports lover.
He was the beloved husband for 54 years of the late Anna M (Spiridi) Pagliarulo. Born in Revere, a son of the late John and Assunta (Cerrone) Pagliarulo and step son of the late Bessie Pagliarulo, he was the beloved father of Jennie A. John J. and William P. Pagliarulo; loving grandfather of Michael P. Pagliarulo; brother of Luciano "Gigi" Pagliarulo and his wife, Norma, Albert Pagliarulo and his wife, Theresa, and the late Mary "Melina" Belmonte; brother in-law of Augustino Belmonte and Roy Spiridi and his wife, Marie; uncle of Susan Chavanni and her husband, Marc, Linda Johnston and her husband, Daniel, Agnes Trabucco and her husband, Michael, Mary Pagliarulo, Roy Jr. and Trevor Spiridi..
Funeral arrangements were by the Woodlawn Funeral Home, Cranston, RI. Burial was private. Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society 931 Jefferson Blvd. Warwick, R.I. 02886.
Vocalist, member of Tifereth Israel and B’nai Israel Sisterhoods
Judith M. Alter of Revere died unexpectedly on June 9. She was 77 years old.
She was born in Winthrop and was a lifelong Revere resident. She was educated in the Revere Schools and was a graduate of Revere High School. She was a vocalist who preformed in Massachusetts and throughout New England. She was also a member of the American Guild of Variety Artists.
She was a member of the Sisterhood of Congregation Tifereth Israel of Revere, and a member of the Sisterhood of Temple B’nai Brith. She was an employee of the Food and Drug Administration and a retired employee of the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection. She was a National Honor Society member and actively involved with the Revere High School class reunion committee.
She will be remembered for her warmth, compassion, sense of humor and of course her beautiful smile. She is also admired for her strength and endurance in the upbringing of her three sons on her own. One last thing give Gram a big hug and a kiss for us, we love you.
She was the devoted mother of Keith Sugarman, Robert Alter and his wife, Suzanne, and Judd Alter; the loving daughter of the late David and Frieda Schwartz; the dear sister of Janet Katz and Philip Schwartz and the loving grandmother of Rhiannon Alter.
Funeral arrangements were by Torf Funeral Service, Chelsea. Burial was in Everett. Memorial donations may be made to Congregation Tifereth Israel, 43 Nahant Ave., Revere, MA 02151.
Of Lynn, formerly of Revere
Linda M. (Forgione) Coppola of Lynn, formerly of Revere and East Boston, died on June 10.
She was the loving mother of Nicole Raukohl and her husband, Jonathan, of South Boston, Robert Coppola of Wakefield and Tayla Fiore of Lynn; beloved daughter of Anthony Forgione of Lynn and the late Nancy Dalton; dear sister of Nancy Sposito of Wakefield; cherished grandmother of Desiree Love and fond aunt of Anthony Sposito.
Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Vazza Funeral Home, Revere. Burial was in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Thoracic Oncology Fund, c/o the development Office, 165 Cambridge St. Suite 600, Boston, MA 02114. For online guestbook www.vazzafunerals.com.
Long time Secretary at Chelsea Soldiers Home
Helen (Theophiles) Triant of Saugus, formerly of Chelsea, Revere and East Boston, died on June 9 at the Sawtelle Family Hospice House in Reading in the comforting presence of her family. She was 92 years old.
Born in Boston, she was the daughter of the late James and Bessie (Cosmos) Theophiles. She grew up in East Boston, and was a graduate of East Boston High School. She lived in Chelsea for 35 years, and also spent much time in Revere. She recently moved to Saugus to live with her daughter.
Mrs. Triant always delighted in her role as nurturing homemaker. Intelligent as she was, she passed certifications and trainings easily without college study. She was a Senior Clerk Typist and secretary at the Chelsea Soldiers Home, and used her special gifts for getting things done that seemed as though she practically managed the volunteers at the hospital. She enjoyed her career there for 20 years, retiring in 1986.
She was a longtime member of the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral of New England in Boston and active in the Hellenic Women’s Benevolent Association. She was a passionate Red Sox fan, enjoyed reading novels among other things. She lived with great joy while hosting a very close family and cooking for everyone.
She was the dear wife of the late Nicholas Triant, loving mother of Penelope and Nicholas Kanellos of Saugus, Ross and Angelike Triant of Everett, Dimitri Triantafillakis and Alexandre Drolet of New Haven, CT, William and Gail Triant of Danvers, and George and Janet Triant of East Boston. She leaves five grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, and many loving nieces and nephews. She was the sister of the late Jennie Theophiles, Georgia Hegner, Speros Theophiles, Stella McGrane, and Mary Ackerman.
Funeral arrangements were by the Conway, Cahill-Brodeur Funeral Home, Peabody. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. Memorial donations may be made to Sawtelle Family Hospice House, 320 Haverhill St., Reading, MA 01867 or Greek Orthodox Cathedral of New England, 162 Goddard Ave, Brookline, MA 02445. Please visit www.ccbfuneral.com for online obit and to sign condolences.
William Sena Jr.
Battled Brain Cancer
William J. Sena Jr. of Revere died on June 1 after a courageous battle with brain cancer. He was 47 years old.
He was the beloved husband of Lynann (Grande) Sena; devoted father of Justin Grande of Revere, Carl Grande and his wife, Melissa, of Kingston; loving son of the late William and Josephine Sena; dear brother of Brenda Iafrate and her husband, Dino, of Revere and is also survived by his loving grandson, Jensen Grande, and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral arrangements were by the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons – Bruno Funeral Home, Revere. Committal was private. Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society 30 Speen St. Framingham, Ma. 01701.
Of Tewksbury, formerly of Revere
Lucy M. (Imbrescia) Koval of Tewksbury, formerly of East Boston and Revere, died on June 7. She was 78 years old.
She was the beloved wife for 47 years of John Koval. She was born in Revere, April 16, 1932 and is survived by four children, Janice Rogers and her husband, Brian, of Tewksbury, John "Butch" Koval and his wife, Deborah, of Nashua, NH, Phillip Koval and his wife, Heidi, of Leominster and George Koval and his wife, Ann, of Tyngsboro; eight grandchildren; three great grandchildren; three siblings, Theresa Harris of Revere, Nunzio and his wife, Jeanne Imbrescia, and Caroline Kioussis, all of Peabody. She was also the grandmother of the late George Koval and sister of the late Joseph Imbrescia, Marie Bauman and Concetta Nazarian.
Funeral arrangements were by the Tewksbury Funeral Home, Tewksbury Center. Burial was at Woodlawn Cemetery in Everett. In lieu of flowers, memorials to the Immaculate Conception School, 218 East Merrimack Street, Lowell, MA 01852 will be appreciated. www.tewksburyfuneralhome.com
Little league and Basketball Coach, Long time Chelsea Soldiers Home employee
Robert Puopolo died unexpectedly in Revere on June 6. He was 58 years old.
Mr. Puopolo lived in Revere for 50 years and was active in the community as a dedicated Little League and Basketball Coach in the St. Mary’s Baseball League and the Immaculate Conception and Revere City Basketball Leagues. He coached his players with skill but always with warmth and gave individual attention to each player. His volunteerism extended to many hours served as a member of the boards of various sports team committees.
He worked at the Chelsea Soldiers Home for 25 years as dormitory supervisor and was well liked and respected by his co-workers and the residents of the home who also considered him a friend.
He had many friends. His warm, gentle nature and easy-going smile were the characteristics that most people well remember and that drew people to him. He was a deeply spiritual and compassionate man who often comforted others with his thoughts and prayers that were always truly from the heart.
"Bob" valued family above all else. He was deeply devoted to his three sons. Although he was dealt the tragic blow of losing his youngest son at an extremely early age, he remained a strong, loving and proud father to Bobby and Danny. Each and every member of his extended family of brothers and sisters, nieces and nephews, were also touched by his fun personality and always by his warmth and love. He took great pride in bringing his family together for the recent Easter holiday in the home where they all grew up and that he had purchased and made his home. He and all his siblings were so happy to keep their mother and father’s home in the family. There were so many wonderful memories there of close family get-togethers and fantastic food from Palmy’s ktchen.
Some of "Bobby’s" favorite things were a celebration of life’s simple pleasures. He loved being with friends, whether meeting them for coffee, for walks on Revere Beach or at the dog track on a Friday night. He loved listening to his favorite song artist, Neil Diamond. He also had a fun, competitive side to him. He was an avid Yankees fan, which was always a source of good-nature bantering between him and his friends, and he loved to follow and cheer on his other favorite sports teams as well. He also played in an organized table hockey league for 12 years and always made it to the playoffs!
He was the cherished father of Robert M. and Daniel J. Puopolo, both of Revere, and the late Anthony J.; devoted brother of Alfred "Fred" Puopolo of Groveland, Angela Fiumara and her husband, Joseph, of Saugus, Diane Riley and her husband, John, of Standish, ME and Summerfield, FL and Steven Puopolo and his wife, Karen, of Groveland. He is also lovingly survived by many nieces and nephews. He was the beloved son of the late Rocco F. and Palmina "Palmy" (DeLucia) Puopolo.
Funeral arrangements were by the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, Revere. Burial was at Woodlawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to Make a Wish Foundation, 1 Bulfinch Pl., Boston, MA 02114-2931.
Gardener and Bingo enthusiast
Gladys M. (Dyke) Noel of Revere died on June 9. She was 89 years old.
Mrs. Noel enjoyed planting and growing her own flowers and playing bingo during her retirement years.
She was the wife of the late Stanley G. Noel; beloved mother of Linda Paradise and her husband, Joseph, of Revere, William Noel and his wife, Monica, of Saugus; sister of the late William Dyke and is also lovingly survived by one granddaughter, Tracey Mini, of Lynn and her dear friend, Tom Mahan; sister-in-law of "Betty" Elizabeth Dyke of Florida; dear friend of Dolly Hudson of Chelsea. She is also survived by her Rescue Dog "Lady."
Funeral arrangements were by the William R. Carafa & Son Home for Funerals, Chelsea. Burial was in Glenwood Cemetery in Everett. Memorial donations may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 1 Bromfield St. 6th Floor Boston, MA 02108.
Of Medford, formerly of Revere
Angela (Mosko) Caraviello of Medford, formerly of Revere, died on June 8.
The beloved wife of Richard Caraviello, she was the devoted mother of Richard Caraviello and his wife, Carol, of Medford; loving grandmother of Richard and his wife, Lisa Caraviello, Lauren and Joey Mongiello and Nicole Caraviello; loving great-grandmother of Gianna and Joseph Mongiello and Richard Caraviello; dear sister of Lucille Murphy, John Mosko, the late Janice Robinson, Jacob, Mihran and George Mosko and is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.
Funeral arrangements were by the Dello Russo Funeral Home, Medford. Burial was at Oak Grove Cemetery, Medford. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be sent in her name to the Medford Kiwanis Literacy Programs, P0 Box 680, Medford, MA 02155. For obituary and guestbook www.dellorusso.net
Morris Gilefsky of Revere, formerly of Chelsea, Swampscott and Florida, died on June 8. He was 95 years old.
The beloved husband of the late Minnie (Ross) Gilefsky, he was the devoted father of Ronald Gilefsky and his wife, Barbara, and Sandra Clark; loving grandfather of Scott, Judd, Erica, Michael and Stephen; loving great grandfather of Seth, Isabelle, Mackenzie, Spencer, Logan and Olivia.
Funeral arrangements were by the Torf Funeral Service, Chelsea. Burial was in Everett. Donations in his memory may be made to the Jack Satter House Tenant’s Association, 420 Revere Beach Blvd., Revere, MA 02151 or to a charity of your choice. For online guestbook please visit the funeral home website www.torffuneralservice.com.
Retired Truck Driver
James R. O’Neill of Bradstreet Ave., Revere, died at the Massachusetts General Hospital on June 3 after a brief illness. He was 76 years old.
Born in Winthrop, he was the beloved son of the late Cecilia (Martin) and Edward J. O’Neill. A lifetime resident of Revere, he was a self employed truck driver for many years and was also a member of the Teamster’s Local 25.
He was the beloved husband of the late Geraldine (Adamson) and the loving father of Geraldine O’Neill, Carolyn Canzano, Kathleen Straccia, all of Revere, Sean O’Neill of New York and the late James R. O’Neill Jr. and Linda Consolo; brother of Alice Cappa of Florida and is also survived by 13 grandchildren and four great grandchildren.
His funeral was conducted from the Ernest P. Caggiano and Son Funeral Home, Winthrop. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. For memorial donations or to sign the online guestbook go to www.caggianofuneralhome.com.
Pauli (Donaher) Gerry of Melrose, formerly of Wakefield, died on June 7.
She was the beloved wife of Warren A. Gerry with whom she shared 60 years of marriage; devoted mother of Darren J. Gerry and his wife, Nancy, of Wakefield, Danette G. Pazyra and her husband, Stephen, of Revere, and Derek A. Gerry and his fiancÃ©, Molly Joseph, of Melrose; cherished grandmother of Rachel, Timothy, and Daniel Gerry; loving great-grandmother of Kayley Bunn.
Funeral arrangements were by the Robinson Funeral Home, Melrose. Burial was in Lakeside Cemetery, Wakefield. For obituary or to send a condolence, visit www.RobinsonFuneralHome.com.
Antoinette L. (DePalma) D’Agosta-Grasso of Somerville died on June 6.
She was the beloved wife of the late Joseph D’Agosta and Joseph Grasso; mother of Louis D’Agosta of Somerville and the late Madeline Ericksmoen, Joseph D’Agosta and Carolyn Carideo; mother-in-law of Sally D’Agosta and Curly Ericksmoen; daughter of the late Louis and Maria (Cataldo) DePalma; grandmother of eight and great grandmother of eight; sister of Alvera Jameson and her husband, Herbert, of New Hampshire.
Funeral arrangements were by the Cota-Struzziero Funeral Home, Somerville. Burial was at Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her name to the St. Jude Hospital for Children, 501 St. Jude Pl., Memphis, TN 38105-1905. www.cotafuneralhomes.com.
East Boston resident
Susan (Rotondo) Maniscalco of East Boston, formerly of the North End, died on June 8.
She was the beloved wife of Anthony Maniscalco with whom she shared 69 years of marriage; loving mother of Annette Marino and her husband, Frank, of Revere and the late Accurzio "Butchie" Maniscalco; dear sister of the late Theresa Pissapia, Louise Carrifiello, Phyllis Nunes, Sammy and Gigio Rotondo; cherished grandmother of two and great grandmother of three.
Funeral arrangements were by Vazza’s "Beechwood" Funeral Home, Revere. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. For guest book: www.vazzafunerals.com.