Obituaries 09-22-2010

Mary Albanese

Of Attleboro, formerly of East Boston

Mary E. (Costa) Albanese of Attleboro, formerly of East Boston, died on September 18.

She was the beloved wife of 51 years of the late Gaetano "Guy" Albanese; loving mother of Manuel Cancella of New Jersey, Stephen Albanese and his wife, Tamara, of Virginia, Janice Argenzio and her husband, Anthony, of Mansfield and Elaine Pelletier and her husband, George, of Malden; cherished grandmother of Michael Cancella of New York, Jason Cancella of London, England, Kristen Kotler of Connecticut, Andrea Faia of New Hampshire, Brooklyn Albanese of Virginia, Karen Cinelli of Mansfield, Jacqueline Schurman of No. Attleboro and Charlene St. Andre of Revere; great-grandmother of nine; dear sister of Anna Charland of Randolph and the late Anthony Costa and Joseph Costa. She is also survived by her former daughter-in-law, Sheila Cancella of New Jersey, many loving nieces and nephews.

The family will receive visitors on Thursday from 9 to 11a.m. in The Kirby-Rapino Memorial Home, 917 Bennington St. (Orient Heights) East Boston followed by a Funeral Mass to be celebrated in Sacred Heart Church, Brooks Street, East Boston at 11:30 a.m. Services will conclude with burial in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. For online condolences, visit:


Anthony Caggiano Sr.

Retired Boston Police Detective

Anthony J. Caggiano Sr. of Melrose died on September 15. He was 83 years old.

A US Navy Seabree veteran of World War II and a retired Boston Police Detective, he was the beloved husband of the late Theresa M. (Capano); devoted father of Emily Bursten and her husband, Phillip, of Billerica, Maryann Drohan and her husband, John, of Melrose and Anthony J. Caggiano Jr. and his wife, Sarah, of Florida; dear brother of the late Fred Caggiano and Ann Colarusso; cherished grandfather of Michelle, Daniele, Garrett, Caitlin, Courtney and Jackson. He is also survived by many loving brothers and sisters in law, nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, Revere. Burial was in Holy Cross Cemetery. For guest book, please visit:


Richard Locke

Communications Industry Pioneer

Richard R. Locke of Dennis, formerly of Nahant, died peacefully at Cape Cod Hospital on July 9 after a brief illness. He was 82 years old.

He was surrounded by his loving family and his partner of 26 years, Marjorie Meaden. He and Marjorie spent the summers in Dennis and the winters in Florida. Mr. Locke enjoyed dancing and classical music and was an avid golfer and a gourmet cook.

Born in Revere on May 18, 1928, he was the son of Henry and Alice Locke. He was a 1946 graduate of Revere High School and received his degree in Business Administration from Boston University.

Mr. Locke was a pioneer in the communications industry in Massachusetts. He founded AirCall Northeast, a telecommunications company which held one of the first cellular telephone licenses in the state. He would later own communication companies in Lawrence, Massachusetts, Nashua, New Hampshire and Miledgville, Georgia.

He was an honorably discharged US Army veteran of World War II serving in Germany.

Mr. Locke is survived by his sister, Gloria, and her husband, Thomas O’Shea of Nahant. He was the brother of the late Patricia Age and Herman "Sunny" Locke. In addition to his partner, Marjorie Meaden, he leaves his former wife and the mother of his children, Lorraine H. Locke of Nahant; three daughters, the Honorable Judith H. Locke and her husband, David Chenail, of Williamstown, MA, Deborah Locke and her husband, Arthur Daltoon, of Lugoff, SC and Lori Kirby and her husband, James, of Swampscott; three sons, Michael Locke and his wife, Deborah, of North Truro, Richard M. Locke and his wife, Jodi Szcepaniak-Locke, of Pittsfield, MA and Joseph M. Locke and his wife, Kathy, of Nahant. He was the father of the late Christpher Locke of Provincetown. Mr. Locke also leaves 13 granchildren, Keenan, Katherine and Liam Chenail of Williamstown, MA, Michael and Andrew Locke of North Truro, Gabriel Locke of Pittsfield, Joseph, Edward, Elizabeth and Matthew Locke of Nahant and Christopher, Benjamin and Jillian Kirby of Swampscott and two great grandchildren, Sarah and Joseph Edward Jr. of Lynn.

Mr. Locke was buried with military honors at the Massachusetts National Cemetery in Bourne. In lieu of flowers, donations in Mr. Locke’s memory may be made to a charity of your choice.


Irene Laft

Everett resident

Irene A. (Paragone) Laft, a long time resident of Everett, died at the Anne Mark Nursing Home in Revere on September 18. She was 88 years old.

A homemaker, born in Revere, she was the wife of the late Charles Laft; dear and devoted mother of Charles Dennis Laft and his wife, Angela, of Everett and Richard C. Laft and his wife, Sandy, of Revere; sister of the late Mary McEleney and June Lynch; loving grandmother of Kimberly Avery, Richard Laft and Serena Laft and great grandmother of three.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend her visiting hours in the Cafasso & Sons Funeral Home, 65 Clark St. (corner of Main Street) Everett today, Wednesday, September 22 from 8 to 10 a.m. followed by a graveside service at Holy Cross Cemetery, Broadway, Malden at 10:30 a.m.


Frances Borgatti

Retired Malden Trust Company Vice President

Frances R. Borgatti, a lifelong resident of Chelsea, died unexpectedly at the Whidden Memorial Hospital in Everett on September 15. She was 86 years old.

Born and raised in Chelsea, she was a graduate of Chelsea High School, Class of 1941 and a graduate of Burdett College, Class of 1952. Early in her career, she began working for the Malden Trust Co. of Malden, continually achieving promotions within management of the Trust Company, she became vice president in 1975 and continued in that position until her retirement in 1988.

Miss Borgatti was one of the founding members of Zonta International, forming a Chelsea Chapter, which later merged with Malden.

She was the cherished sister of Delmina "Delma" Pesce of Attleboro, formerly of Lynnfield and Saugus, Robert A. Borgatti Jr. and his wife, Teresa, of Vienna, Virginia, Richard Borgatti and his wife, Dorothy, of Springfield, Virginia and the late Louis F. Borgatti; sister in law of Grayce J. (Murphy) Borgatti of Saugus and the late Ernest Pesce. She was the long time companion of the late Louis Beliorno. She also leaves many nieces, nephews, grand nieces and grand nephews.

Funeral arrangements were in the care of the William R. Carafa Home for Funerals of Chelsea. Burial was in the family lot at Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. Memorial remembrances may be made to the Restoration Fund at Our Lady of Grace Church, 59 Nichols St., Chelsea, MA 02150-1225.


Richard Rezendes Jr.

Homeland Security Guard

Richard G. Rezendes Jr. died unexpectedly at his East Boston residence on September 10. He was 51 years old.

Born in Boston, "Richie" was raised and educated in Revere and was a 1977 graduate of Revere High School. For many years, he worked as office manager for Federal Express & Sentry Protective Services and spent 15 years between Florida and California, returning to the Boston and Revere area in 2006. In Florida he spent 10 years as an administrator for the "Cigarette Boat Racing Company of Daytona" and because of his dynamic personality he made friends wherever he lived and worked.

Upon returning to this area, he secured a position as a security guard with Homeland Security at Logan Airport.

He is survived by his cherished mother, Annette S. Amore of Revere. He was the son of the late Richard R. Rezendes Sr.; devoted brother of John W. Rezendes and his wife, Jennifer, of Traverse City, Michigan and the loving uncle of James H. Rezendes of Michigan; beloved nephew of Retired Revere Fire Lieutenant Gerald A. Amore and his wife, Kathleen, of Revere and the dear cousin of Christine M. Malley and her husband, Revere Police Officer Glenn Malley of Danvers, Kathleen R. Amore of Revere, Jennifer E. Angiulo and her husband, Anthony, of Stoneham and Michael G. Amore and his companion, Jillenne Miskevitch of Revere. He is also lovingly survived by his extended Amore family of Danvers and by Jennifer and Charles DeLorenzo of Salem.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals of Revere. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery.


Paul ‘Pucci’ Repucci

Motorcycle enthusiast

Paul J. "Pucci" Repucci, formerly of East Boston and Braintree, died unexpectedly in Thornton, NH on September 12. He was 71 years old.

A member of several motorcycle clubs, he was the beloved son of the late John and Rosina M. "Rose" (Muro) Repucci; the dear brother of Marion J. Repucci of East Boston and the late John A. Repucci and is also lovingly survived by his daughter, Jacqueline Neider, of the North Shore, his sister-in-law, Akiko Repucci of Cambridge and several nieces and nephews.

Arrangements were by the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals of Revere. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the restoration fund at Sacred Heart Parish, 303 Paris Street, East Boston, MA 02128.


Henry LeSage

Retired US Air Force Master Sergeant

Henry A. LeSage (Retired M/Sgt. U.S. Air Force) of Saugus died on September 18.

He was the loving father of Andrea Desisto and her husband, Richard, of Revere and Adrian LeSage and his wife, Freda, of Canada; cherished grandfather of Lynne and her husband, Capt. Ben Mailhot (US Army), Marissa DeSisto and Richard DeSisto III; dear brother of Pauline Chagaris of Revere, Claire Baggs of Wakefield and the late Paul LeSage, Richard LeSage, Robert LeSage, George LeSage and Marie Chezlofska; guardian of Bobby McNeil of Saugus. He is also survived by many nieces, nephews and extended family members.

Funeral arrangements were by the Bisbee-Porcella Funeral Home, Saugus. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Fisher House, For obit


Mary Heyward

Member of Elks and Red Hat Society

Mary (Tobin) Heyward of Malden died on September 17.

A member of Everett Lodge of Elks #642 and the Red Hat Society, she was the beloved wife of Philip; mother of Kim Buonopane and her husband, Carmine, of Malden, and Dawn McCarthy and her husband, Jameson, of Derry, NH; sister of Elizabeth Mello of Revere and Ann Johnson of Beverly and is also survived by four grandchildren, Michael, Marina, Monica and Maggie, and nieces and nephews, Michael, Johnny, Britta, Robert and Maleigha.

Funeral arrangements were by the Salvatore, Rocco & Sons Funeral Home, Everett. Burial was in Puritan Lawn Cemetery, Peabody. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Lung Assoc., 460 Totten Pond Rd., Suite 400, Waltham, MA 02451.


John Carroll, 64

Master Electrician, owned Carroll Electric, Jess Electric and Everlite Corp.

John T. Carroll died at Christus Santa Rosa Hospital in_New Braunfels, Texas from a heart attack on September 9. He was 64 years old.

He was born in Everett to the late Raymond and_Gertrude (Masse) Carroll and raised and educated in Everett before moving to Malden in 1967. He was a Malden resident for 30 years, and then moved back to Everett. Last May, he moved to New Braunfels, TX.

He was well known in Malden and the surrounding area as a_master electrician_at his own companies Carroll Electric, Jess Electric, and the Everlite Corporation. He was also very active in local organizations including the YMCA and the Loyal Order of Moose, both in Malden.

He is survived by his children; Shelley Howard and her husband, Steve, of Chelmsford and Shawna Rayner and her husband, Steve, of_Little Elm, TX;_his grandchildren Sammy and Sara Rayner; his sister Judith Dunbrack of Everett and his brother Raymond Carroll Jr. of Revere. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews. He was the brother of the late Janet Marcom.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend his Funeral Mass at Immaculate Conception Church, 489 Broadway, Everett on Friday, September 24 at 11 a.m. Condolence calls may be made at the home of Shelley and Steve Howard, 255 North Road, #185, Chelmsford, MA_on Friday after the service until 8 p.m. and on Sunday,_September 26 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be donated to the_American Heart Association, 20 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701.


Marguerite Sites

Needham resident

Marguerite M. (Fleming) Sites of Needham died on September 14.

A graduate of Our Lady’s High School in Newton, she was a former waitress of the Hofbrau House Restaurant and enjoyed dancing, reading and spending time with family and friends.

She was the beloved wife of the late Albert E. Sites; mother of Richard A. Sites of Revere; sister of the late Robert E. and Donald J. Fleming and is also survived by 10 nieces and nephews and their spouses, many grand nieces and nephews and several great grand nieces and nephews and devoted cousins.

Funeral arrangements were by the Eaton Funeral Home, Needham. Burial was in Calvary Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Needham Community Council, 51 Lincoln St., Needham MA 02492. For obit and guestbook visit


Andree Patti

Former Halftime Restaurant employee

Adree (Frayon) Patti of Revere died on September 14.

Born in France and a former food prep employee of Halftime Restaurant, she was the beloved wife of the late Anthony J., the devoted mother of Francine Atoofi, Christine ReIf and Stephen Patti, all of Revere, and the late Anthony and is also survived by eight loving grandchildren and five great grandchildren.

Funeral arrangements were by the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, Revere.


Dorothy Monk-Chase

Of Florida, formerly of Revere

Dorothy (Censullo) Monk-Chase of Naples, FL, formerly of Revere and Chelsea, died in Texas on September 15. She was 68 years old.

Born in Boston, she was a former employee of Kayem Foods, Chelsea and Pryority Foods of Woburn, she was the beloved wife of the late Frederick Monk and William Chase; devoted mother of Donna Vadala of Wakefield, Diane Monk-Harrison and her husband, Ian, of Texas and Frank Monk; loving daughter of Dorothea (Lee) Censullo of East Boston and the late Frank; dear sister of Rosemary Vitello of Somerville and Barbara Censullo of Saugus. She is also survived by two loving grandchildren Toni and Tanya Vadala, and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, Revere. Burial was in Puritan Lawn Cemetery.


Richard ‘Zeke’ Zelandi

Owned Former Zeke’s Lounge in Revere

Richard M. "Zeke" Zelandi, a lifelong Revere resident, died on September 16 at the Melrose-Wakefield Hospital in Melrose. He was 72 years old.

The husband of the late Carole (Davison) Zelandi, he was born in Everett and raised in Revere, the son of the late Carlo and Mabel (Collar) Zelandi. He was the proprietor of the former Zeke’s Lounge in Revere.

Mr. Zelandi leaves one daughter, Lynda Austin and her husband, Brian, of Lynnfield; three sons, Richard Zelandi of Revere, Michael Ferragamo and his wife, Nancy, of Saugus and Mark Ferragamo of Revere; two brothers, Carl Zelandi of Woburn and Robert Zelandi of Stoneham; eight grandchildren, Brian, Kelly, Angela, Ricky, Santino, Mike, Robert, Nicholas and Ava and one great-grandchild, Aiden.

Funeral arrangements were by the Porcella Funeral Home, (Beachmont) Revere. Burial was at Woodlawn Cemetery in Everett. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to American Heart Assoc., 20 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701.


Marjorie Keleher

Medfield resident

Marjorie A. (Ellis) Keleher of Medfield, formerly of West Roxbury, died on September 14. She was 95 years old.

The beloved wife of the late Michael J. Keleher, she was the loving mother of Susan Fernandes and her husband, Stephen, of Medfield, the late Maureen Keleher and Michael Keleher of Revere; devoted grandmother of Brian and Kate; sister of the late William Ellis and Kathleen Sutliff. She is also survived by her sister-in-law, Mary Ellis of Leominster and her niece, Joan Sutliff-Sale of Bainbridge Island, WA.

Funeral arrangements were by the Roberts-Mitchell Funeral Home, Medfield. If desired, donations may be made in her memory to the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701. For obituary, guest book and additional information see


Phyllis Reed

Revere resident, formerly of South Boston

Phyllis A. Reed of Revere, originally of South Boston, died on September 13.

She was the beloved mother of Christine E. Castor, Jean Marie, Jason M. and George A. Shipps V.; grandmother of Aja, Abbie and Kalel; fiancee of Mauricio Gallago; sister of Robert, Donna, John, Theresa, Franny, David and the late Elizabeth. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Magrath Funeral Home, East Boston.


Ethel Nazzaro

Of Malden, formerly of Chelsea

Ethel (Doramajian) Nazzaro of Malden, formerly of Chelsea, died on September 14.

She was the beloved wife of the late Louis Nazarro Sr. with whom she shared 60 years of marriage; loving mother of Louis J. Nazzaro Jr. and his wife, Lorraine, of Ipswich, Gregory Nazzaro and his wife, Joan, of Wakefield and Paul Nazzaro and his wife, Giulia, of North Reading; dear sister of John Doramajian of Everett and the late Isabel Morello and Paul Doramajian; cherished grandmother of seven.

Funeral arrangements were by Vazza’s "Beechwood" Funeral Home, Revere. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made in her name to the Alzheimer’s Association, 311 Arsenal St., c/o Azzies Army, Watertown, MA 02472. For guest book, visit:


Charles Christopher

Of Saugus, formerly of Revere

Charles Christopher of Saugus, formerly of Chelsea and Revere, passed away suddenly at the Whidden Memorial Hospital in Everett on Monday. September 13. He was 90 years old.

Born and raised in Chelsea, he was the son of the late John and Amelia (Ardolinno) Christoforo. He attended local schools and graduated from Chelsea High School Class of 1938. In 1941 he enlisted in the US Army and was discharged after six years of honorable service.

He married Anna M. Piccitto and together they raised their three sons in Chelsea. A longtime Chelsea resident, he settled in Revere in 1978 and six years ago he and his wife took residence with their son, Richard, in Saugus

Mr. Christopher worked as a special courier for Town and Country Jewelry and retired in 1985. He was a member of the DAV Chapter 115 in Saugus.

He was the husband of his beloved late wife Anna M. (Piccitto) Christopher who died in 2005; the devoted father of Charles T. Christopher of Pennsylvania, Richard Christopher and his wife, Lena, of Saugus and Leonard Christopher of Methuen; cherished grandfather of Nicole and Gary Barlett of Martha’s Vineyard, Danielle and David Sheehan and Renee Christopher, all of Saugus, Adam Christopher of Chelsea, Jason, Gary and Nicholas Christopher, all of Methuen; adored great-grandfather of Alexandra and Richard Barlett; loving brother of Albert Christoforo of Chelsea, John Christoforo of Everett, the late Blanche Puleo, Alessandrina Pignato, Mary Tassinari, Americo, James and Pat Christoforo, and dear brother in law of Sal Amato of Everett.

Funeral arrangements were by the Frank A. Welsh & Son’s Funeral Home, Chelsea. For online questbook, please visit

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