Obituaries 07-22-2010

Arthur Dennison

Lifelong Revere resident

Arthur R Dennison, a lifelong resident of Revere, died at Prospect House in Revere on July 8. He was 92 years old.

Mr. Dennison was born and raised in Revere and was a 1935 graduate of Revere High School. He served in the US Army during World War II from March of 1942 until October of 1945. He retired in June of 1975 after 30 years of service with the Brotherhood of Painters and Decorators, Local 1280. He and his late wife, Isabella M. (Sim) Dennison, were long time members of the First Congregational Church of Revere.

He was the beloved father of Robert W. Dennison and his late wife, Joanne, of Manchester, NH and Steven R. Dennison and his wife, Karen, of Malden; grandfather of Ann Marie Stockbridge and Christine A. Dennison, both of Manchester, NH and Aria R. Dennison and Michael S. Dennison, both of Malden. He is also lovingly survived by his great grandchildren, Megan and Erin Stockbridge, Brooke Duval and Morgan and Riley Dennison, all of New Hampshire. He was the brother of the late Herbert W. and Frank Dennison, Jesse Brown, Eva Ridgeway and Anne Tennent-Otis. He is also survived by several nieces and nephews.

Services were held in the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals of Revere. Burial was in Locust Grove Cemetery of Rockport. Remembrances may be made to the Alzheimers Association, 311 Arsenal St., Watertown, MA 02472.


Richard ‘Richie’ Lombardozzi Sr., 64

Chelsea resident

Richard "Richie" Lombardozzi Sr. died suddenly at the Brigham & Women’s Hospital in Boston surrounded by his caring family on July 16. He was 64 years old.

Born and raised in Chelsea, he was the son of the late Frederick and Stella (Uminski) Lombardozzi. He attended local schools and graduated from Chelsea High School, Class of 1964.

He enlisted in the US Army and served during the Vietnam Era. Honorably discharged, he returned to Chelsea and married Irene Kopaczynski and together they raised their family in North Reading. They returned to Chelsea where they have resided for the past 15 years.

Mr. Lombardozzi was active in Chelsea Youth Hockey during the ’70s and early ’80s as a referee for youth and college hockey games. He worked for Marriott In-Flight Services at Logan Airport as a Business Manager and retired in 1994. For the past 11 years, he worked as a groundskeeper at the Hillview Country Club in North Reading. He had an unequaled zest for life and sense of humor. He enjoyed the camaraderie and company of friends and family alike.

He was the beloved husband of Irene (Kopaczynski) Lombardozzi; devoted father of Richard Lombardozzi. Jr. and his wife, Brenda, of Hooksett, NH and Adina Lombardozzi of Chelsea; dear brother of Carole Pawlak and her husband, Chester, of Revere and Frederick "Rocco" Lombardozzi and his wife "Ronnie" of Chelsea; dear brother-in-law of Dennis Kopaczynski and Carol Pompeo, both of Chelsea; cherished grandfather of Andrew and Darren Lombardozzi and is also survived by many loving nieces, nephews, grand nieces and grand nephews.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated today, Wednesday, July 21, at 10 a.m. at St. Mary of the Assumption Church in Revere. Services will conclude with Military Honors followed by burial in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the care and direction of the Anthony Memorial Funeral Home. For online guestbook, please visit


Giulio Imperioso

Worked for City of Revere

Giulio Imperioso of Revere, formerly of East Boston, died on July 18.

He was employed by the City of Revere and was a US Navy veteran of World War II.

The beloved husband of the late Edith (Walles) Imperioso with whom he shared 36 years of marriage, he was the loving father of Clark E. Imperioso and his wife, Debra, of Merrimack, Lynda Imperioso of Lynn and Dyanne Amuzzini and her husband, John, of Burlington; dear brother of the late Priscilla Letras, Marion Famolare, Joseph, Ramo and Arthur Imperioso and the cherished grandfather of five.

His Funeral will be held from Vazza’s "Beechwood" Funeral Home, 262 Beach Street, Revere, Thursday at 9:30 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in the Immaculate Conception Church, Revere, at 10:30 a.m. Family and friends may visit today, Wednesday, from 4 to 8 p.m. Burial will be in Puritan Lawn Cemetery, Peabody. For directions and guest book,


Jessie Cajolet

Analogic Corporation retiree

Jessie A. Cajolet, a long time resident of Revere, died following a long illness on July 17 at the Kaplan Family Hospice of Danvers. She was 71 years old.

Born in Revere, the family moved to Chelsea where she attended school and where she lived until 1963 when she moved back to Revere. Mrs. Cajolet worked for Analogic of Peabody for more than 12 years as an Electronic Technician, retiring in 2002.

She was the beloved wife of 52 years of Andre L. "Andy" Cajolet; the devoted mother of Michael A. and his wife, Roberta, of North Weymouth and John E. Cajolet of Chelsea; devoted sister of Jean Menafo and her husband, Charles, of Long Island, NY and the late Douglas F., William "Bunky" and Arthur "Dick" Kingsley. She is also lovingly survived by several nieces and nephews.

Family and friends are invited to attend the funeral service in the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway, (Rte 107) Revere today, Wednesday, July 21 at 11a.m. followed by burial in Woodlawn Cemetery. Remembrances may be made to your favorite charity.


Lena Russo

Saugus resident

Lena R. (Cucchiara) Russo of Saugus died on July 17.

The beloved wife of the late Stanley P. Russo, she was the loving mother of Dominic Russo of Hudson, NH, Dr. Vito F. Russo of Bellefonte, PA and Stanley S. Russo of Marion, MA; devoted sister of Josephine Angelo of Saugus and is also survived by six grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. She was the grandmother of the late Gregory Russo.

Her Funeral will be held from the Bisbee-Porcella Funeral Home, 549 Lincoln Ave., Saugus, today, Wednesday, at 9:30 a.m., followed by a Funeral Mass at the Blessed Sacrament Church, 14 Summer St., Saugus at 10:30 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery, Saugus. For directions


Louis Rossi

Revere resident

Louis J. Rossi of Revere died on July 15.

A US veteran, he was the loving nephew of Louis Petillo of Revere and Angie D’Alessandro of East Boston; son of the late Rena (Petillo) Rossi; dear brother of Theresa Geller of Wakefield; uncle of Aaron, Jared and Ariana Geller of Wakefield and is also survived by many aunts, uncles and cousins.

Funeral arrangements were by the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons – Bruno Funeral Home, Revere. Burial was in Holy Cross Cemetery. For guestbook:


Paul Ingala

Well Known Boston hair stylist

Paul S. Ingala of Revere died on July 15.

He was a well-known hair stylist on Newbury Street for most of his long career. He will be dearly missed by his family and by his clients who were also his friends.

He was the loving son of the late Carmella and Salvatore Ingala; cherished brother of Stella Ardagna; beloved uncle of David Ferraro, Ted Ferraro and his wife, Christine, Joyce M. Coluntino and many more nieces and nephews. He was the brother of the late Lillian, Concetta, Mary, Rose, Nicholas, Charles, and Joseph.

Please remember Mr. Ingala with a prayer, a candle, or reflect on the special moments you shared with him. Arrangements were by the Porcella Funeral Home. For condolence messages:


Domenic DiCenso

Of Tewksbury, formerly of Revere

Domenic V. DiCenso of Tewksbury, formerly of Revere, died on July 14,

He was the beloved husband of Dora (DeAcetis) DiCenso; devoted father of Anna O’Brien of Billerica and Rita Prevost and her husband, Stephen, of Tewksbury; loving grandfather of Janeen, James and Jennifer O’Brien, Matthew McGonigle, Emily and Rachel Prevost; dear brother of Juliette and Rosa DiCenso of Italy and the late Carmen, Anthony, John, Raphael, Domenic, Pasquale and Filomena DiCenso.

Funeral arrangements were by the Dello Russo Funeral Home, Medford. Entombment was in the Woodlawn Community Mausoleum, Everett. Contributions in his name may be sent to the Italian Home for Children, 1125 Centre St., Jamaica Plain, MA 02130. For obituary and guestbook,


Charles Texeira

Of Florida, formerly of Revere

Charles Texeira of Florida, formerly of Revere, died on July 13.

A U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, he loved music, especially playing the piano and was devoted to his family.

He was the beloved husband of the late Phyllis Teixeira; devoted father of Roy and his wife, Helgi, of California and Joyce Toto and her husband, Dennis, of Saugus; dear grandfather of Jacqueline and Anthony Teixeira, Meredith Coleman, Nicole Winnett and great grandfather of Dennis Coleman and Shane Winnett.

Funeral arrangements were by the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons- Bruno Funeral Home, Revere. Entombment was in Holy Cross Mausoleum. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory can be made to: Hospice by the Sea, Inc., 1531 West Palmetto Park Road, Boca Raton, FL 33486. For guestbook or more information visit


Christie DeSisto

Revere resident

Christie A. DeSisto of Revere died on July 14.

He was a U.S. Navy veteran and a recipient of the Purple Heart.

He was the devoted father of Patricia Costa of Haverhill, Frank of Arizona, Christina L. of Florida, Susan C. of Everett and the late Daniel L. and Ann E. DeSisto; dear brother of Susie DiRosa of Revere and the late Joseph and is also survived by his grandson Paul Costa, great grandchild Josceline Duprix and late grandson Thomas Costa. He was the cherished uncle of Maryellen Lucia and Suzanne DiRosa.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons – Bruno Funeral Home, Revere. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the MSPCA, 350 South Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02130.


Arthur Cafarella Sr.

Retired US Air Force

Arthur A. Cafarella Sr., Retired CMSGT U.S. Air Force, died recently.

A member of the Knights of Columbus of Revere, he was the beloved husband of Angela Cafarella; devoted father of Deborah A. Cafarella of Revere, Arthur Jr. of Melrose, Patricia Sulick and her husband, Thomas J., of Wilmington and Carol A. McPhail of New Hampshire and is also survived by nine loving grandchildren.

Funeral arrangements were by the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons – Bruno Funeral Home, Revere. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery. For guestbook:


Frances Gaglione

East Boston resident

Frances (Alferi) Gaglione of East Boston, formerly of the North End of Boston, died on July 14.

She was the beloved wife of the late Raymond Gaglione, devoted mother of Angelina "Angie" King and her late husband, Jerry, of Revere, Michael and his wife, Marie, Pasquale "Pat" and his wife, Barbara, Susan _Pioppi, Ronald and his wife, Annette, all of East Boston; dear sister of the late Louis and Albert Alfieri, Rita Mazac, Susan Smith, Lillian DiGetano, Louisa Difria, and Emma Coito; loving grandmother of Teddy Baker, Deborah and Sandra Baker, Charlotte Iapicca and her husband, Gus, Frank Pioppi and his wife, Candy, of Luigies Pizza of _Beachmont, Loretta Gorman and her husband, Bill, Ricky Gaglione and his wife, Toni, Bobby Gaglione and his wife, Mary, Raymond Gaglione and his wife, Karen, Ronald Gaglione and his wife, Donna, Robert Gaglione,Timmy _Gaglione and the late Timothy Baker. She is also survived by her many cherished great grandchildren as well as her many adored nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Ruggiero Mazzarella Memorial Home, (Orient Heights) East Boston. Burial was in Holy Cross Cemetery. For more information or to send the Gaglione Family an online condolence, please visit:


Antoinetta ‘Netta’ Mercadante

East Boston resident

Antoinetta "Netta" Mercadante of East Boston died on July 13.

The dear sister of the late Josephine Amicone and Mary Fay, she was the cherished aunt of Grace D’Agostino, Robert "Daga" and Mary"Mae" D’Agostino, all of East Boston.

Funeral arrangements were by the Ruggiero Mazzarella Memorial Home (Orient Heights) East Boston. For more information or to send an online condolence


Margaret Doherty

Lifelong resident of North Revere

Margaret T. (Mais) Doherty, a lifelong resident of North Revere, died at home on July 14. She was 80 years old.

The wife of the late John "Jack" Doherty, she was born and raised in Revere, the daughter of the late William and Catherine (McGuire) Mais. She was a devoted homemaker and a member of the Ladies Auxiliary VFW DeFranzo Post in Saugus.

Mrs. Doherty leaves two sons, John Doherty, Jr. and Michael Doherty, both of Revere; one daughter, Maureen Russo of Saugus; numerous grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. She was the sister of the late William Mais, Frederick Mais and Katherine Mais.

Funeral arrangements were by the Bisbee-Porcella Funeral Home, Saugus. Burial was at Puritan Lawn Memorial Park in West Peabody.

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