Georgette ‘Patty’ Toscano
Georgette "Patty" (Hanton) Toscano of Saugus, formerly of East Boston, died on November 7.
She was the loving wife of Robert C. Toscano of Saugus; beloved mother of Robert A. Toscano and his wife, Jo Ann, of Woburn, Rhonda Baker and her husband, Anthony, of Everett, Craig Toscano and his wife, Laurie, of Lynnfield; devoted daughter of Louise (Dyer) Hanton of East Boston and the late James Hanton; cherished grandmother of Kyrie, Jayme, Bobbie, Brittany, Autumn, Isabella and Emily; dear sister of James Hanton of East Boston, Cathy Pacitta and her husband, Bobby, of East Boston, Dennis Hanton and his wife, Kim, of Revere, Joseph Hanton and his wife, Toni, of Woburn, Robert Hanton and his wife, Teresa, of East Boston and Julia "Tina" Serra and her husband, Sebastian, of Haverhill and the late George Hanton.
Her Funeral will be held from the Bisbee-Porcella Funeral Home, 549 Lincoln Ave., Saugus on Friday at 9:30 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass at St. Margaret’s Church, 431 Lincoln Ave., Saugus at 10:30 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited. Visiting hours are Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m. For directions and condolences, visit: www.BisbeePorcella.com.
John Casaletto of Everett, formerly of East Boston, died on November 7.
The beloved husband of Cindy (Lee) Casaletto, he was the devoted father of John Jr. and Gianna Casaletto of Everett and Taylor Casaletto of Revere; devoted step father of Kelly Citro and her husband, Stephen, Jennifer Hayes and Katelyn Hayes, all of Everett; adored brother of Diane Guarente of Revere, Robert "Iffy" Casaletto of Revere, Anthony "Gus" Casaletto and Marie Lynch, both of East Boston; cherished grandfather of Xzavior.
His funeral will be held from the Ruggiero-Mazzarella Memorial Home on Friday Nevember 12 at 9 a..m. followed by a Funeral Mass in Sacred Heart Church, Brooks Street,East Boston at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends are respectfully Invited. Visiting hours are Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m. For courtesy transportation to the funeral home please call 617-569-0990. Services will conclude with burial in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett.
First National Stores retiree, Past Commander Mottolo Post VFW
Ralph Picariello, a life long resident of Revere, died on November 7 at the Kaplan Family Hospice House of Danvers following a brief illness. He was 90 years old.
Born and raised in Revere and a graduate of Revere High School, Class of 1938, he entered the US Army in May of 1942 and served until January of 1946. He was discharged as a Sergeant, serving with the 64th Harbor Craft Company. Mr. Picariello spent all his working career as a meat cutter and for many years worked for the former First National Stores Chain, retiring in 1982.
An active member of the VFW Mottolo Post 4524, a Past Commander, he held several other offices within the Post. He was also a life member of the Guisippe Mazzini Lodge – Revere Sons of Italy.
He was the husband of the late Louise (Belmonte); father of Michael R. Picariello and his wife, Jean, of Beverly and Revere Fire Captain Gerald A. "Jay" Picariello and his wife, Maryann, of Saugus. He leaves five grandchildren, Michael R. Picariello and his wife, Maureen, of Tewksbury, Kenneth A. Picariello and his wife, Meagan, of Danvers, Cristine R. Kardas and her husband, Michael, of Raleigh, NC, Jay A. Picariello and his wife, Angela, of Melrose and Julia R. Newhall and her husband, James, of Revere. He is also lovingly survived by seven great grandchildren, his brother in law, Anthony Belmonte of Revere and several nieces and nephews. He was the brother of the late Nancy P. Picariello and Joseph Picariello.
Family and friends are invited to attend visiting hours from 4 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, November 11 at the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Route 107) Revere. His Funeral will be conducted from the Funeral Home on Friday, November 12 at 8 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Anthony of Padua Church, Revere, at 9 a.m. Entombment will be in Holy Cross Community Mausoleum, Malden. In liew of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Kaplan Family Hospice, 78 Liberty Street, Danvers, MA 01923.
Teamsters Union Truck Driver
Robert L. Bartol of Revere died on November 6. He was 77 years old.
A US Navy veteran of the Korean War, he was a truck driver and a member of the Teamsters Union.
Mr. Bartol was born in Boston and was the beloved husband of Marie (Mori) Bartol of Revere; devoted father of Robert L. Bartol Jr. and his wife, Noreen and Linda M. Redding, all of Revere; cherished grandfather of Jeffrey, Patrick, Daniel and Ryan.
His Funeral will be held from the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home today, November 10, at 9 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Anthony’s Church at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends are kindly invited. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery. For guestbook and/or flowers, please visit: www.Buonfiglio.com.
Fought Under General Patton in World War II
John M. Parillo of Revere, formerly of East Boston, another great American, died on November 7.
A US Army veteran of World War II, he is resting and no longer has to fight. He fought under General Patton in World War II, landed on the beaches of Normandy, France and fought an invading and occupying force for three years. SSG Parillo, you are a true American Hero. Thank you for leaving us with a safer and brighter future. May God bless you.
He was the beloved husband of the late Antonetta (Rossi) with whom he shared 53 years of marriage; loving father of John Parillo of Saugus, Robert Parillo and his wife, Deborah, of Revere and Michael Parillo of Melrose; dear brother of Father Emery Parillo OFM of New York, Joseph, Michael and Anthony Parillo, all of Somerville, and the late Mary Puccini and Theresa Paglierani; cherished grandfather of Kristin Abrams and her husband, Cory, Shannon Rivera and her husband, Rey, Alicia, John and Janelle and Chris and his great grandchildren, Kailynn, Brianne, Madyson, Zachary, Aiden and Logan.
His Funeral will be held from Vazza’s "Beechwood" Funeral Home, 282 Beach Street, Revere on Thursday at 8:30 a.m. Followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Anthony’s Church, Revere, at 11 a.m. Family and friends may visit Thursday from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. Burial will be in Puritan Lawn Cemetery, Peabody. For directions and guest book, www.vazzafunerals.com.
Joseph A. D’Iorio of Revere died on November 6.
He was the beloved husband of Ying (Liu) D’Iorio; father of Wei Liu; dear brother of Anthony of Methuen, Alfred of Burlington, Judith Orlandino of East Boston, Mary Penney of North Andover, Donna Orlandino of Revere and Jean Halpin of Marblehead and is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.
His funeral will be held from the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons – Bruno Funeral Home, Revere, today, Wednesday, at 8 a.m. followed by a Mass in St. Anthony’s Church at 9 a.m. Relatives and friends are kindly invited. Burial will be in Holy Cross Cemetery. Contributions in his name may be made to the charity of your choice. For guestbook or flowers visit: www.buonfiglio.com.
Hazel P. (Timmins) Marsh of Revere, formerly of Somerville, died on November 6.
She was the beloved wife of the late Thomas S. Marsh; loving mother of Evelyn A. DiChicco of Revere, Thomas F. Marsh of Somerville, and Phyllis J. Marques of Woburn and is also survived by many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great great-grandchildren.
Her Funeral procession will be held from the George L. Doherty Funeral Home, 855 Broadway, (Powder House Sq.), Somerville today, Wednesday, at 9 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Catherine Church, Somerville, at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited. Burial will be in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. For more information visit: www.dohertyfuneralservice.com
New England Telephone retiree
Richard J. Phillips of Saugus, formerly of Revere, died Saturday at the Chelsea Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Chelsea. He was 80 years old.
Born and raised in Revere, he was the son of the late Edward and Mary (Cardinal) Phillips and has lived in Saugus for the past 47 years. He retired as an equipment technician from New England Telephone Company and was a member Local IBEW 103. Mr. Phillips was a US Navy veteran of the Korean War and was also a member of the S/Sgt. Arthur F. DeFranzo VFW Post 2346 of Saugus.
He was the husband of the late Louise M. (Duchossois) Phillips and leaves one son, David R. Phillips,. of Peabody; one daughter, Denise A. Phillips of Saugus; two grandchildren, Alyssa and David Jr; one brother, William Phillips of Lynn; one sister, Marilyn Duggan of Saugus and Florida. He was the brother of the late Edward Phillips, Ruth Phillips and Eileen Phillips.
His 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. Burial will be in Puritan Lawn Memorial Park, Peabody. Donations in his memory may be made to S/Sgt. Arthur F. DeFranzo Post 2346, Veterans Fund, 190 Main St., Saugus, MA 01906. For directions and obit: www.BisbeePorcella.com
Anne C. Clapp of Winthrop, formerly of Revere, died on November 6.
A nurse’s assistant at the Chelsea Soldiers Home, she was the beloved daughter of Diane L. Siracusa-Clapp of Winthrop and the late Charles M. Clapp; loving sister of Paul and Fred Clapp and Robert Santaniello; dearest friend of Carol Ford and family.
Her Funeral will be held from Vazza’s "Beechwood" Funeral Home, 262 Beach St., Revere, today, Wednesday, at 11 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St Anthony’s Church Revere at 12 noon. Burial will be in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. For directions and guest book: www.vazzafunerals.com
Nicholas ‘Nick the Painter’ D’Agostino
Of Revere, formerly of East Boston
Nicholas " Nick the Painter" D’Agostino of Revere, formerly of East Boston, died on November 7.
He was the beloved husband of the late Lucy (Ranieri) D’Agostino with whom he shared 54 years of marriage; loving father of Linda Rosetti of Revere and her late husband. Edward, Nicholas D’Agostino and Darlene LaGrasso and her husband, Joseph, all of East Boston; dear brother of Mary D’Agostino of East Boston and the late Vincent DiLorenzo, Joseph D’Agostino, Josephine D’Aramo and Carmella Fusco; cherished grandfather of Nicholas and Elizabeth D’Agostino and Joseph LaGrassa and great grandfather of Amber and Brianna.
His Funeral will be held from Vazza’s "Beechwood" Funeral Home, 262 Beach St., Revere today, Wednesday, at 9 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St Anthony’s Church Revere at 10 a.m. Burial will be in St Michael’s Cemetery Roslindale. For directions and guest book: www.vazzafunerals.com.
Long time Revere resident
Patricia D. (Morris) D’Eramo, a long time resident of Revere, formerly of Dracut and Lewiston, Maine, did unexpectedly in Revere on November 5 after being stricken at home an rushed to Whidden Memorial Hospital. She was 73 years old.
Born and raised in Auburn and Lewiston, Maine, she attended schools there and moved to Dracut. She married her husband, Andrew J. "Skip" D’Eramo, 54 years ago and the couple moved to Revere in 1977. A devote wife, mother, grandmother, sister and aunt, she worked as a telephone operator for a local answering machine company. She was also a receptionist in an accountin firm.
In addition to her husband, she leaves four children: Andrew J. D’Eramo, Jr. and his wife, Lynne, of Lewiston, ME, Tammi Jo Hill and her husband, Thomas Leo Hill, Jr., James R. D’Eramo and his wife, Barbara, and Tonia L. D’Eramo, all of Revere; dear sister of Brenda Cloutier of Auburn, ME and the late Thomas Morris; cherished grandmother of Jessica (Hill) Little and her husband, Jason, Thomas Leo Hill III, Alexandra L., Katelyn M., Samantha L., Christopher J., Kristen L. and John J. D’Eramo and Jason A. Hill. She is also lovingly survived by several nieces and nephews.
Funeral arrangements were by the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, Revere. Burial in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett, will be at a later time. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Joslin Diabetes Center, 1 Joslin Pl., Boston, MA 02215, attention: Development Office.
Of Revere, formerly of East Boston
James J. D’Agresto of Revere, formerly of East Boston, died on November 4.
He was the dear brother of Louis of Bridgewater, Antoinette D’Agresto of Revere and the late Camille Martin and Caroline Lyons and the cherished uncle of several nieces and nephews.
Funeral arrangements were by Vazza’s "Beechwood" Funeral Home, Revere. Entombment was in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. For guest book: www.vazzafunerals.com.
Of Lynnfield, formerly of Revere
Joseph A. Bruno of Lynnfield, formerly of Revere, died on November 4.
He was the husband of Andrea M. (O’Connor); father of A.J. Bruno, Alex Bruno and his wife, Janelle, all of Somerville, and Greg Bruno and wife, Jessica, of Lynnfield; brother of Patti Bruno Rivero of Miami, FL and the late Adam Bruno and is also survived by several nieces and nephews.
Funeral arrangements were by the McDonald Funeral Home, Wakefield. Burial was in Forest Hill Cemetery, Lynnfield. In lieu of flowers, kindly make a donation in his name to the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, National Headquarters 2141 Rosecrans Ave., Suite 7000, El Segundo, CA 90245. For obit and guestbook: www.mcdonaldfs.com.
Vincent ‘VJ’ Catania
Past President of Revere Rotary Club
Vincent J. "VJ" Catania of Cotuit died peacefully surrounded by his loving family on November 3 at the Mary McCarthy Care Center, Sandwich. He was 81 years old.
Mr. Catania was the founder of Catania Hospitality Group which includes Hearth ‘n’ Kettles, John Carver Inn, Plymouth, Dan l’ Webster Inn, Sandwich and the Cape Codder Resort & Spa, Hyannis. He and his wife Marie, along with their six children, ran the family businesses. He was the past owner and founder of Pewter Pot Restaurants in the Greater Boston Area and built a chain of 40 coffee shops between 1963 and 1973.
He was a communicant of Christ the King Church, Mashpee and past member and Past President of the Massachusetts Restaurant Association, Honorary Life Member, Board of Directors; Past President of the Cape Cod Chamber of Commerce; Past President of the Rotary Club of Revere. He was also awarded the DiRoNA (Distinguished Restaurants of North America) 2003 Hall of Fame and Lifetime Achievement Award for the State of Massachusetts.
He was the beloved husband of 60 years of Marie T. (Santo) Catania; the son of the late Frank and Concetta (Tangusso) Catania; In addition to his wife, he is survived by his children, Frank Catania and his wife, Kathy, of Barnstable, Steve Catania and his wife, Kathy, of Mashpee, Debra of Sandwich, Richard of Mashpee, William Catania and his wife, Maureen, of Marstons, Mills and Robert Catania and his wife, Sheri, of Marstons Mills. He is also survived by his 13 grandchildren: Bethany, Michael, Alissa, Rachel, Christopher, Ryan, Amanda, Jason, Arielle, Zachary, Jordan, Hannah and Brooke and three great grand children Tyler, Alexia and Haylee. He was the brother of the late Roy, Joseph and Louis.
Funeral arrangements were by Chapman, Cole & Gleason, Mashpee. Burial was at the Sandwich Town Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to Mary McCarthy Care Center, Route 130 East Sandwich, MA 02537.
East Boston resident
Marion (Chiarello) Pagliarulo of East Boston died recently.
She was the beloved wife of the late Michael Pagliarulo; devoted mother of Pasquale "Butch" Pagliarulo and his wife, Cathy, and Nina DeFreitas; mother in Law of Harold "Skinny" DeFreitas; dear sister of Angelina Caggiano; adored grandmother of Paula MacIver, Michael Pagliarulo, Gina DeFreitas and the late Robert Pagliarulo; cherished great grandmother of Emily MacIver; step grandmother of Christopher; step great-grandmother of Brandon and Ryan.
Funeral arrangements were by the Ruggiero-Mazzarella Memorial Home, East Boston. Entombment was in Holy Cross Mausoleum.
Jodi A. (Malta) Marino of Revere died on November 2 following a long and valiant battle with brain cancer. She was 52 years old.
She was the devoted mother of Dolores V. Marino and Joseph R. Marino and his wife, Danielle, and cherished daughter of Valentina M. (DeSouza) Malta and the late Joseph Malta, all of Revere; dear twin sister of Dolores M. Balliro and her husband, Bruno, of Florida, Sara McGuirk of Haverhill and the late Vincent Malta and is also lovingly survived by her dear cousins, Denise D. Parton and her husband, Randy, of Orlando, FL., Debra A., Steven A. and Joseph C. Pires III, all of Revere; cherished niece of Dolores Pires of Revere, Louis DeSouza of Saugus and the late Mary Costa; aunt of Joseph D. Balliro of Florida.
Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, Revere. Burial was in Holy Cross Cemetery. Remembrances may be made to the Jodi A. Marino Family Fund, 48 Conant St., Revere, MA 02151.
Attorney Anthony R. Parro, who died recently, married the love of his life of 57 years Mary E. (Holland). He was 83 years old.
He worked hard when he was young to become an attorney, a field that he greatly loved with a passion. For many years, he wintered in Florida and summered on Cape Cod with his beloved family.
He was the loving father of Robert A. and his wife, Charlene, of Ipswich, Maureen T. and her husband, Henry, of Stoneham, Rosemary E. Parro of Ipswich, Ann Marie and her husband, John Buckley, of Dracut, Michael E. and his wife, Marie-Claude, of Melrose, Daniel F. and his wife, Janet, of Ipswich and Kathleen M. Parro and her partner, Ann MacDonald, of Saugus. He was the brother of Dominic Parro of Melrose and the late Regina Roche, June Winkler and Olive Papa. He is also survived by 17 grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral arrangements were by the Morris, O’Connor & Blute Funeral Home, South Yarmouth. Burial was at the Massachusetts National Cemetery, Bourne. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to Hospice & Palliative Care of Cape Cod, 765 Attucks Lane, Hyannis, MA 02601. Notes of sympathy and comfort may be made to the family at www.MorrisOConnorBlute.com. Buona Sera Dad.
Of Peabody, formerly of East Boston
Lena (Bevilacqua) Todisco of Peabody, formerly of East Boston, died on November 1. She was 96 years old.
She was the beloved wife of the late Albert Todisco; loving mother of Wanda Walston and her husband, James, of Georgia, Thomas Todisco of Revere and Paula Mingolelli and her husband, Pat, of Tyngsboro; cherished grandmother of Melissa, Marica, Meredith, Robin, April, and Shara; great-grandmother of Fiona, Amelia, Logan, Nola, Mason and Thomas. She was the sister of one late brother and three late sisters and is survived by many loving nieces and nephews.
Funeral arrangements were by The Kirby-Rapino Memorial Home, (Orient Heights), East Boston. Burial was in St. Tarcisius Cemetery, Framingham. For online condolences, please visit www.kirby-rapino.com.
Of Revere, formerly of Everett
Matilda A. (Tricca) Fanelle of Revere, formerly of Everett, died on November 1. She was 92 years old.
She was the beloved mother of Anita V. Graffeo-Quinn and her husband, Donald, of Scituate; daughter of the late Joseph and Adelina (DiGiovanni) Tricca; dear sister of Mildred Tricca of Revere and the late Octavio, Joseph and Gilda Greene. She is also lovingly survived by two grandchildren, Joseph M. Graffeo and Michael R. Graffeo and two great-grandchildren, Briana and Corey Graffeo of Everett and Debra Gilardi of Everett, whom she considered as a loving daughter-in-law.
Funeral arrangements were by the William R. Carafa & Son Home for Funerals, Chelsea. For those who wish, donations in her memory may be made to the Lighthouse Nursing Care Center, 204 Proctor Ave., Revere, MA 02151.