Obituaries 01-26-2011

Pamela Perullo

Real estate agent for Comfort Home Realty

Pamela A. Perullo of Revere died most unexpectedly at her Revere home on January 9. She was 56 years old.

Born in Winthrop, she was a lifelong resident of Revere and a 1972 graduate of Revere High School. For the past five years, she worked for Comfort Home Realty of Revere as a real estate agent. She had also developed a strong affiliation with Grace Ministries of Saugus where she was an outstanding member and a popular personality with the entire congregation. For as much as she brought to them, she was given much and was able to truly accomplish that peace of mind that we all crave.

She was the cherished daughter of Constance F. “Connie” (Fabiano) Perullo of Revere and the late Edward L. Perullo; devoted sister of Margaret L. “Peggy” Ohliger and her husband, John, of Derry, NH, and the late Edward L. Perullo Jr. and Lawrence J. Perullo and is also lovingly survived by several aunts, uncles and cousins and her extended family at Grace Ministries.

Funeral arrangements were by the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, Revere. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to Grace Ministries, 101 Main St., Saugus, MA 01906.

William Rich

Revere resident

William R. Rich of Revere died on January 23.

A US Air Corps veteran, he was the dear husband of the late Jennie (DiStefano) Rich; devoted father of William Rich Jr.  and his wife, Judith; beloved grandfather of Michael and Sandra Rich, all of Beverly; dear brother of Edward Rich of Maine; loving brother-in-law of Ann Silva of Revere, Rose DiStefano of East Boston and her late husband, John, and the late Michael and Josephine Natola. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Visiting hours in the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, 128 Revere St., Revere will be Saturday, January 29

From 9 to 10:30 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Anthony’s Church at 11 a.m. Relatives and friends are kindly invited. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Lighthouse Nursing Care Center Activity Fund, 204 Proctor Ave., Revere, MA 02151. For more guestbook please visit

Joseph Ranieri

Worked at Boston Naval Shipyard

Joseph Ranieri, a life long resident of Revere, died following a long illness at the Massachusetts General Hospital on January 24. He was 88 years old.

Born and raised in Revere, he was a graduate of Revere High School, Class of 1940. He joined the US Marine Corps in Feburary of 1944 and served until January of 1945. Most of his working career was spent as a management employee at the Boston Naval Shipyard.

Mr. Ranieri leaves his wife of 33 years, Sunhee (Choi) Ranieri; his sister and brother, Mary Maguire of Revere and John D. Ranery of Las Vegas, Nevada. He was the son in law of Kisol Choi of Revere brother in law of Dave Choi of Cohasset and Chang Choi of Northboro. He is also survived by several nieces and nephews.

Family and friends are invited to attend his Funeral Mass on Saturday, January 29 at 10:30 a.m. in the Immaculate Conception Church, Revere. (Family and friends are asked to proceed directly to the church on Saturday morning.) Following cremation, his cremains will be entombed at the Chapel Hill Mausoleum of Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. Visiting hours are respectfully omitted. Arrangements are entrusted t the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals of Revere.

Elena Frasso

Worked at Winthrop Arms Restaurant

Elena T. (DeMartino) Frasso of Winthrop died at home on January 22. She was 87 years old.

Mrs. Frasso worked at the Winthrop Arms Restaurant for many years and was best known for homemade lemon meringue pies.

The beloved wife of the late Nicholas J. Frasso, she was born in Everett, the daughter of the late Joseph and Mary (Maiellano) DeMartino, she was the devoted mother of Madeline Burke and her husband, Thomas, of Winthrop, Peter Frasso and his wife, Paula, of Bedford, Nicholas J. Frasso, Jr. and his wife, Patricia, of Winthrop, Alida Poirier and her husband, Wendell, of Swampscott, Rosemary Frasso of Philadelphia, PA and Joseph Frasso of Winthrop; dear sister of Edith Butler of Foxboro, Joseph DeMartino of Sacco, ME, and the late Rose Crane of Revere, Achillies DeMartino and Caroline Corkhum of Winthrop and Francis DeMartino of Hollywood, FL. She is also survived by 11 grandchildren, one great granddaughter and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Maurice W. Kirby Funeral Home, Winthrop. Burial was in Winthrop Cemetery (Belle Isle Section). Donations in her name may be made to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research Church Street Station P.O. Box 780 New York, NY, 10008-0780. For guestbook, go to

Steven Thorner

Former Custodian

Steven F. Thorner of Revere died on January 18 at the Melrose Wakefield Hospital. He was 59 years old.

A former custodian, he was born in Chelsea, the son of the late William and Margaret (Christie) Thorner. He was the beloved husband of Paula J. (LeClair); devoted father of Britney M. Thorner; dear brother of Donna Irving of Saugus, Muriel Bennett of Beverly, William of New Hampshire, Michael of Revere, Robert of Stoneham and the late David Thorner.

Memorial funeral services were held in the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, Revere. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The American Lung Association, 460 Totten Pond Rd., Waltham MA 02451.

James Paul Santa Anna

Revere resident

James Paul Santa Anna of Revere died on January 21.

A Vietnam veteran, he was the beloved son of Gregory and Joan (Robitaille) of Revere; dear brother of Diane Delaney and her husband, Robert, of Revere and Janet Santa Anna of Danvers; loving uncle of Michael, Robert and Kellie; grand uncle of Ashleigh, Chloe, Brooklyn, Savannah and Brianna and is also survived by his special aunt Ruthy and many more loving aunts, uncles and cousins.

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

Marie Wonoski

Avid Red Sox Fan

Marie (DiStacio) Wonoski of East Boston, formerly of Lynn, died on January 20 after a long illness.

She was an avid Red Sox fan and finally seeing the sox win it all twice made her happy.

She was the loving mother of Donald DiNicola and his wife, Pam, of Lynn and Louis DiNicola and his Partner, Rudy Gallucio, of Beverly and the late Kenneth DiNicola; cherished daughter of the late Louis and Pauline (Lomanno) DiStacio; dear sister of Norma Meola of East Boston and Anthony DiStacio and his wife, Betty, of Peabody; loving grandmother of Donald P. DiNicola and his wife, Amie, and Keri Lerman and her husband, Mark, and great grandmother of Kaylee DiNicola.

Funeral arrangements were by Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral  Home, Revere.  For guest book

Kathleen Vaughan

Revere resident

Kathleen M. “Kathy” (Bruning) Vaughan of Revere died on January 16.

She was the beloved wife of 43 years of Harold “Harry” E. Vaughan, Jr.; mother of Maureen Schober and her husband, Richard, of Templeton, MA, Harold E. III of Revere and Eric Vaughan and his wife, Marisa, of Saugus; daughter of the late Robert and Mary (Tierney) Bruning-Kisich; stepdaughter of the late Francis Kisich; sister of Roberta Caudill of Cambridge, Diane James and her husband, Edward, of Stoneham, Ann Kisich and her husband, Robert Aspell, of Saugus, Margaret Fitzgerald and her husband, John, of Randolph, Francis Kisich of Winchester and the late Barbara Taylor and Robert Bruning; loving Nana of Saffron, Ameriah, Noelani and Kezia Schober; Ava, Harold E. IV, Bryce, Adriana and Carina Vaughan; beloved niece of Barbara Glazebrook of Revere.

A Memorial Mass was held  in St. Anthony’s Church, Revere. Burial was private. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her name to the Huntington’s Disease Society of America, 505 8th Ave., Suite 902, New York, NY 10018/ Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Cota-Struzziero Funeral Home, Somerville.

Giuseppe ‘Joseph’ Cardello

Retired Educator

Giuseppe A. “Joseph” Cardello of Revere died on January 21.

A retired educator in the Malden Public Schools, he was the beloved husband of Mimma (Bottari); devoted father of Jennifer A Cardello-Keegan and her husband, John, of Somerville and Joseph A. Cardello and his wife, Helen, of Melbourne, FL.; dear brother of Gino Cardello and Lena Sarnacchiaro, both of Winthrop, and the late Josephine Simili; loving nephew of Marianna and Salvatore Bucchieri of Revere and is also survived by his loving granddaughter, Charlotte, and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, Revere. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Spastic Paraplegia Foundation, 212 Farm Rd., Sherborn, MA 01770.

Frederick Ciampi, III

Of Boston, formerly of California

Frederick F. Ciampi III of Boston, formerly of San Diego, CA, died on January 19.

He was the beloved husband of Claudia Biddle of Boston; son of Frederick F. Jr. and his wife, Jean Ciampi, of Florida and Barbara Ciampi of Chelsea; grandson of Fred F. Sr. and the late Maxine Ciampi; brother of Christine Currier and her husband, Kevin, of Tamworth, NH; uncle of Justin Frederick Currier; nephew of Robert J. and his wife, Penny Ciampi, of Lynnfield and Camille Donnelly and her husband, James, of Saugus and Walter L. Jackson and his wife, Jeanine, of Natick.

Funeral arrangements were by The DeVito Funeral Home, Watertown. Memorial donations to The American Cancer Society , 30 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701 would be greatly appreciated.

Helen Fantasia

Retired Belle Steel Administrator

Helen F. (Boczkowski) Fantasia of Wakefield, formerly of Chelsea, passed away at the home of her daughter and son-in-law in Stoneham on January 13 following a short illness.  She was 72 years old.

Born and raised in Chelsea, she was the daughter of Jacob and Helen (Szkudlarek) Boczkowski.  She attended local schools and was a graduate of Chelsea High School, Class of 1957 and was a Chelsea High School Majorette.  After graduating high school, she worked as a switchboard operator at Bell Telephone in Chelsea, finally settling with Belle Steel Industries as an administrator in East Boston until her retirement in 2000.

A loving mother, she devoted her life to her family and enjoyed bingo, a love for food and cats.  She will be missed by many relatives and friends.

The beloved wife of the late Patrick Anthony “Babe” Fantasia, she was the devoted mother of Joyce (Fantasia) Murphy and her husband, George Murphy, of Stoneham and Michael Fantasia of Westbrook, ME; loving daughter of the late Jacob and Helen (Szkudlarek) Boczkowski; dear sister of the late Pauline Jaynes and sister-in-law to Albert “Sonny” Jaynes, Roberta (Fantasia) Pelland and John Fantasia; grandmother of Thomas Fantasia of Falmouth and cherished aunt of Brooke Harrison of Lynn, Tiffany Anderson, Robert Jaynes and Albert Jaynes, all of Las Vegas.

A Funeral Mass was celebrated in St. Patrick’s Church in Stoneham. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. Should friends desire, contributions in her memory can be made to VNA Hospice Care in Woburn, 100 Trade Center, Suite G500, Woburn, MA 01801.  To send expressions of sympathy, please visit Funeral Arrangements were entrusted to the care and direction of the Anthony Memorial Funeral Home.

Bertram Eliot Lipman

Owned Bell Provision in Chelsea

Bertram Eliot Lipman of Chicago, formerly of Newton and Revere, the son of Rebecca (Abelson) and Morris Lipman,  passed away peacefully, at age 87 in his apartment while on vacation in Boca Raton, FL on January 19.

Born in Boston in 1923, he graduated with honors from Boston English High and with an Engineering degree from Tufts University. “Bert” served as an officer in the US Navy during World War II. After the Navy he started his own business, The Bell Provision Company in Chelsea which he owned and operated for over 45 years. He was a past president of Temple Reyim, in Newton and a member of the Masonic Lodge in Newtonville. He was also a board member of The St. George Condominium Association on Revere Beach and loved living by the ocean. His love and wry sense of humor will be missed by all.

He is survived by his loving wife of 65 years, Malkah Fried Lipman. He will be forever missed by his children: Hanna (Bob Niemiec), Carol (Vazha Papson), Richard (Debbie Green), Andrea Lipman; his grandchildren, Allia Brickman, Mimi and Jonathan Lipman, and his late sister Ruth Lipman. He is also survived by his loving brothers-in-law and sisters-in law, Drs. Seymour and Sylvia Fried, Celia and David Eysmann, the late Saundra Bonner, his many cousins, nieces and nephews, his devoted caregiver Stephen Abarilles, and his favorite dogs, Rocco and Daisy.

Funeral services were held at Temple Reyim in West Newton. Burial was at Lindwood Memorial Park in Randolph. Shiva will be held at the home of Kimm Bonner in West Roxbury through tonight, Wednesday. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Jewish War Veterans,1811 R. Street NW, Washington, DC 20009 or Temple Reyim in Newton. Brezniak-Rodman Chapel 617-969-0800.

Stanley Terchiak, Jr.

Retired Landscaper and Foster Father

Stanley S. “Steve” Terchiak, Jr. passed away in his Chelsea home after a long illness surrounded by his loving family on January 18. He was 64 years old.

Born and raised in Chelsea, he was the loving son of the late Stanley S. Sr. and Mary (Delorey) Terchiak.  He attended local schools, graduated from Chelsea High School and worked as a landscaper – grounds man and irrigation specialist for 36 years at Charles River Park in Boston retiring in 2004.

He married Donna M. Ragucci and together they resided in Charles River Park and later in Charlestown before resettling in Chelsea 14 years ago.  He also worked as an independent landscaper for many years.

A devoted Catholic and parishioner of Our Lady of Grace Church, he and his wife opened their home to many foster children over the years.

He was the beloved husband of 32 years of Donna M. (Ragucci) Terchiak; devoted father of Nicole Boumel and her husband, Rick, of Methuen, David Terchiak and Bryant Ronstadt, both of Chelsea; the dear brother of Gerald Delorey of California, George Terchiak of Revere and Lenore Terchiak of Chelsea and the late Maureen Smith, Donna Ritch and Paul Terchiak; cherished grandfather of Joshua and Hailey Boumel and Cheyenne Ronstadt. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

A Funeral Mass was celebrated in Our Lady of Grace Church on January 24. Should friends desire, contributions in his memory may be made to a Charity of your choice.  Funeral Arrangements entrusted to the care and direction of the Frank A. Welsh and Sons Funeral Home. For online guestbook, please visit

Andrew Titilah

Past Commander DeFranzo Post VFW

Andrew R. “Bobby” Titilah of Saugus, formerly of Arlington, died on January 18. He was 68 years old.

Past Commander of the VFW DeFranzo Post 2346, Saugus, he was a US Army veteran of the Vietnam War.

He was the loving husband of Nancy (Goldman) Titilah with whom he shared 43 years of marriage; beloved father of Jamie Galante and her husband, Edward, of Tewksbury and Jodi Titilah of Reading; son of the late Robert and Anna Titilah. Grampy also leaves three beautiful grandchildren, Samantha, Eddie and Andrew Galante. He was the dear brother of Arthur of St. Louis, MO, Richard of Santa Rosa, CA and Brian and his wife, Helena, of Canterbury, NH. He is also survived by several nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Bisbee-Porcella Funeral Home, Saugus. Burial was in Riverside Cemetery, Saugus. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to Alzheimer’s Association of Eastern Mass., 311 Arsenal St., Watertown, MA 02472. For obit:

Herman Perry

Revere resident

Herman Perry of Revere died on January 20.

He was the cherished son of late Charles and Rose (Moura) Perry; dear brother of Alveira Tavano of Bridgewater and the late Francis and Charles Perry and Emily Valentino; cherished uncle of  many nieces  nephews and great nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by Vazza’s ” Beechwood” Funeral Home, Revere. Burial was in Cambridge Cemetery Cambridge. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Revere League for Special needs 200 Winthrop Ave. Revere, MA 02151. For guest book

Mario Singarella

Long time driver for Viking Taxi

Mario Singarella of Kennedy Drive, Winthrop, died at the Massachusetts General Hospital on January 15 after a brief illness. He was 76 years old.

Born in Mineo, Sicily, he was the beloved son of the late Benedetta (Rullante) and Mario Singarella. He was a resident of East Boston for several years before moving to Winthrop 36 years ago. Mr. Singarella was employed for many years as a driver for Viking Taxi in Winthrop.

He was the beloved husband of Santa (Rinzivillo) and the loving father of Marilena Studley of Malden, Joseph Singarella of Winthrop, Lorraine Cieri of Revere, Cesare Singarella of Winthrop, Mary Figga of Naples, FL, Paul Singarella of Winthrop and Patricia Singarella of Winthrop and the dear brother of Maria Mirata of Winthrop. He is also survived by 11 grandchildren and three great grandchildren.

His funeral was conducted from the Ernest P. Caggiano and Son-O’Maley Funeral Home, Winthrop. The Rev Peter Graziano celebrated the Mass and offered prayers at the burial in the Belle Isle section of Winthrop Cemetery. To view his video tribute or to sign the online guestbook go to

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