Obituaries 05-11-2011

Christine Franzese


Atty. Christine M. Franzese, a lifetime resident of Winthrop, died at the Marist Hill Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, Waltham on Sunday, May 8, after a long illness. She was 54 years old.

Born in Boston, the beloved daughter of  Rita (Langone) and the late William P. Franzese, she was a 1974 graduate of Winthrop High School, a 1986 graduate of Emerson College, and a 1999 graduate of the New England School of Law. She was a partner in the Law Firm of Franzese & Franzese. She worked as the personell director at Emerson College, taught at the New England School of Law and was a political operative for the Clinton campaign in 1992.

She was the dear sister of Janice S. and Leo Cushing of Lexington, Joseph P. and Lisa Franzese of Winthrop, William P. Jr. and Tia Franzese of Marblehead and Paula E. and Marc Rie of Melrose, and loving aunt of William Cushing, Ashlee C. Cushing, Kirby M. Franzese, William P. Franzese III and Annabelle E. Rie.

Her Funeral will be held from the Ernest P. Caggiano & Son – O’Maley Funeral Home, 147 Winthrop St., Winthrop, Saturday at 8 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass at 9 a.m. in St. John the Evangelist Church. Relatives and friends are cordially invited. Visiting hours are Friday from 3 to 8 p.m. Burial will be in the Belle Isle section of Winthrop Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be sent to  Dr. Beverly May’s Cancer Fund, Mass. General Hospital, 165 Cambridge St., Suite 600, Boston, MA 02114 or www.massgeneral/give. For directions and online guest book go to:

John Copello

Retired Lithographer

John P. Copello, a former lithographer, died at the Chelsea Jewish Nursing Home on May 5. _He was 94 years old.

Born in Chelsea, he was the son of the late Joseph H. and Annie T. (O_Connor) Copello. He attended local schools and shortly after graduating from high school he enlisted in the US Army and served during World War II. After being honorably discharged, he married Clarice (Howe) and together they raised their family in Chelsea.

Mr. Copello worked for 29 years as a lithographer and plate setter for Forbes Lithograph in Chelsea until the company went out of business and later worked for 10 years at Metropolitan Printing located in Everett. He was a member of the Graphic Communications International Union and the Amalgamated Lithographers of America.

He was the beloved husband of 65 years to Clarice (Howe) Copello of Chelsea; devoted father of Helen Fahey and her husband, George, of Saugus, Anna Marie Breen of Lynn, Joanne Ely and her husband, Larry, of Everett, Paula MacDonald and Reynold Difilippo of Revere, Patricia Muse and her husband, Larry, of Maine and the late Catherine Ippolito and John P. Copello Jr.; loving father in law of John Ippolito of California; dear brother of Ernie Copello of Chelsea, Eileen Farreau of Billerica, the late Arthur, Chester, Francis, Florence and Eleanor Copello, Sarah Melisi, Helen Nelson, Rose Scanell and Margie Farreau. He is also survived by 22 grandchildren, 42 great grandchildren and one great grandchild.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in St. Michael the Archangel Chapel at Chelsea Soldiers Home today Wednesday, May 11. Services will conclude with full Military Honors and burial in the Massachusetts National Cemetery in Bourne.

Should friends desire, contributions in his memory may be made to the Chelsea Jewish Foundation, 17 Lafayette Ave. Chelsea, MA 02150._To send expressions of sympathy, please visit Funeral Arrangements entrusted to the care and direction of the Frank A. Welsh and Sons Funeral Home.

Marie LaPointe

Lifelong Revere resident

Marie D. (Connery) LaPointe, a lifelong resident of Revere and a fourth generation member of a Revere family, died at home on May 7 following a long illness. She was 86 years old.

Born, raised and educated in Revere, she was a graduate of Immaculate Conception High School, Class of 1942. She has been a life long devotee of the Immaculate Conception Parish Community and a member of the Immaculata Guild.

She was the wife of the late Edward A. LaPointe Sr. wh died in March of 1976; the devoted mother of Jeanne M. LaPointe of Revere, Edward A. LaPointe Jr. and his wife, Sandra J., of Kingston, NH, Joseph W. LaPointe and his wife, Donna M., of Hooksett, NH and Paul J. LaPointe of North Brookfield, MA; dear sister of Ann B. Belmonte of Melrose and the late Jeannette DiPietro, Revere Fire Chief James A. Connery, Daniel W., Francis P. and William P. Connery; cherished grandmother of Jeffrey E. LaPointe of Nashua, NH, Julie A. LaPointe of Hoboken, NJ, Danielle M., Andrea M. and Nicole M. LaPointe, all of Kingston, NH, Paul J. LaPointe Jr. and Jennifer LaPointe, both of North Brookfield, MA. She is also lovingly survived by many nieces and nephews, rand nieces and grand nephews.

Family and friends are invited to attend her funeral from the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Route 107) Revere on Thursday, May 12 at 9:30 a.m., followed by a Funeral Mass in the Immaculate Conception Church, Revere at 10:30 a.m. Visiting hours are today, Wednesday only, from 4 to 8 p.m.  Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery.

Alexander Mossuto

Past Grand Knight of Saugus K of C

Alexander N. “Al” Mossuto of Saugus, formerly of East Boston, died on May 8.

The Past Grand Knight of Saugus K of C, Council 1892 and 4th Degree JFK Assembly, he was the loving husband of Marilyn (O’Hanley) Mossuto; beloved father of Karen Fusco and her husband, Emilio, of Revere, Renee Poole and her husband, Richard, of Saugus and Michelle Mossuto of Saugus; cherished grandfather of Jessica and Emilio Fusco and Stephanie and Richard Poole II; brother of the late Constance Johnson and is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

His Funeral will be held from the Bisbee-Porcella Funeral Home, 549 Lincoln Ave., Saugus on Thursday at 9:30 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass at Blessed Sacrament Church, 14 Summer St., Saugus at 10:30 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited. Visiting hours are today, Wednesday, from 4 to 8 p.m. Burial will be in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital , 501 St. Jude Pl., Memphis, TN 38105. For directions and condolences:

Joan Ostergard

Chelsea resident

Joan C. Ostergard of Chelsea died on May 4.

She was the beloved mother of Pat Walsh and Michael Walsh, both of Revere, and Catherine Page of Somerville; loving daughter of the late Chester and Carolyn (Crock) Ostergard; dear sister of Debbie Bednarek of Chelsea, Barbara Breault of Brockton, Patricia Harkins of Chelsea, Chet Ostergard of Florida, Robert Ostergard of Revere, the late Anne Noseworthy, Helen Thomas and Duke Ostergard; cherished grandmother of Brian Walsh of Revere, Breanna Walsh of Mystic, CT and Karen Walsh of Malden.

Funeral arrangements were by the Frank A. Welsh & Sons Funeral Home, Chelsea. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. For online guestbook, please visit:

Dante Pepe

Revere resident

Dante S. Pepe of Revere died on May 7.

A US Army veteran of World War II, he was the beloved husband of Jennie (Masone); devoted father of Dan Pepe and his wife, Judy, of Revere; dear brother of the late Camille Celia, Martha Matarazzo, Lena Noviello and Pasquale Pepe. He is also survived by his grandchildren, Angelena, Christopher, William; great-grandchildren Brandy, Brianna, William, Wyatt, and great-great-grandchildren Alyvia and Easton.

Visiting hours are today, Wednesday, from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, 128 Revere St., Revere. His Funeral will be held from the Funeral Home on Thursday, May 12 at 8 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Mary of the Assumption Church at 9 a.m. Relatives and friends are kindly invited. Entombment will be in Woodlawn Mausoleum.  In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory can be made to MSPCA 350 S. Huntington Ave. Boston, MA 02130. For guest book visit

Jonathan Novin

Owned Pro Muffler and Brake Shop

Jonathan “Johnny” Novin of Middleton died on May 6.

He was born in Boston and was a resident of Middleton for the past 15 years. He was educated in the Van Nuys School System and was the owner and operator of Pro Muffler and Brake Shop for 20 years. He was a dedicated participant and sponsor of Narcotics Anonymous and an avid Harley Davidson enthusiast.

The loving son of the late Ruth Novin, he was the dear brother of Mitchell Novin, the loving uncle of Nickolas and Alexander and the dear friend of Louanne Baron.

Funeral services were held at the Torf Funeral Chapel, Chelsea. Burial was in Everett. Donations may be made to a charity of your choice. For online guestbook please visit the funeral home website:

Sean Hickey

Melrose resident

Sean M. Hickey of Melrose died suddenly on May 5. He was 41 years old.

He was the devoted husband of Deana A. (Rosati) Hickey of Melrose, loving father of Cameron R., Regan C. and Coryn D. Hickey; cherished and loving son of Albert C. and Janice M. (Parella) Hickey, also of Melrose; caring brother of Alyssa C. Pesce and her husband, William, of Melrose; son-in-law of Anna Rosati, brother-in-law of Anthony Rosati and his wife, Tanya, of Winthrop, David Rosati and his wife, Melissa, of N. Reading, Donna Matarazzo and her husband, Matthew, of Revere and Dean Rosati of Boston. He is also survived by many nieces, nephews and many, many close friends.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated in St. Mary’s Church, Herbert Street, Melrose today, Wednesday, May 11 at 11 a.m. Family and friends are respectfully invited. Burial will be in Wyoming Cemetery, Melrose. There are no visiting hours. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Hickey Children’s Fund, c/o Eastern Bank, 441 Main St. Melrose, MA 02176. For directions, obituary or to send the family an expression of sympathy, please visit

Stella Calo

Anthonian Club member

Stella T. (Maciejewska) Calo of Revere, formerly of Chelsea, died in Florida on May 3.

A member of the Anthonian Club and a former resident of Friendly Gardens, she was the beloved wife of the late Albert; devoted mother of the late Janet Ann Werrline and Paul Calo; beloved daughter of the late Zygmont and Anna (Krawczyk) Maciejewska; loving grandmother of Kenneth Merritt, Mark Merritt, Michele Belasco and Michael Merritt.

Funeral arrangements were by the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, Revere. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the charity of your choice. Burial was in Woodlawn


Felix Efrain

Retired glazier

Felix Efrain, a longtime Chelsea resident, passed away at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston on April 27 following a brief illness. He was 76 years old.


Born in Ceiba, Puerto Rico, he was the son of the late Arturo and Rufina (Castro) Felix. He grew up and attended schools in Puerto Rico and then came to the United States and settled in New York before moving to Chelsea 34 years ago. He worked as a glazier cutting and installing glass for various glass companies. He loved music, dancing and having a good time.

He was the beloved husband of 52 years of Carmen (Anaya) Felix of Chelsea; devoted father of Efrain Felix Jr. and his wife, Sara, of Nevada, Maribel Lamboy and her husband, Fausto, of Revere, Roberto Felix and his wife, Sylvia, of Revere, Jorge and Andy Felix, both of Chelsea; dear brother of Selena Felix, Catina Felix, Georgina Felix and Mario Felix; cherished grandfather of Daisy, Ismael “Bibi” ,Michael, Melanie, Laura, Rob, Raquel, George, Crystal, Josh, Georgio, Andy and Nina. He is also survived by 13 great grandchildren.

His Funeral Service was conducted in the Frank A. Welsh & Sons Funeral Home. Burial was in Holy Cross Cemetery in Malden. To send expressions of sympathy and for online guestbook, please visit:

Angelina Deeb

East Boston resident

Angelina (Amorose) Deeb of East Boston died on May 2.

The beloved wife of more than 63 years of George, she was the devoted mother of Elizabeth Deeb of East Boston, Thomas Deeb and his wife, Olga, of Revere; cherished grandmother of Kerri Ann Deeb and her mother, Jolene, of East Boston; dear sister of Rico Amorose of East Boston, and the late Pasquale Amorose, Carmella “Dolly” Muellar, Sidney and Joseph Amorose. She is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Ruggiero Mazzarella Memorial Home (Orient Heights) East Boston. Burial was in Holy Cross Cemetery. In honoring Mrs Deeb, memorial donations may be made to St Jude, 501 St Jude Pl., Memphis TN, 38105. For more information or to send an online condolence:

Frederick Adgate

Woburn resident

Frederick W. “Fred” Adgate of Woburn died on May 2 after a long illness. He was 85 years old.

He grew up in Revere and was a US Marine Corps veteran of World War II with two Purple Hearts.

He was the beloved husband of Margaret M. “Molly” (Kelly) Adgate; devoted father of Mary Kathleen, Stephen W. and his wife Donna, and Paul F., all of Woburn, James F. and his wife, Sue, of Greenfield, Michael J. and his wife, Mary, of W. Roxbury, and Peter K. and his companion, Nicholas Paul, of Brisbane, Australia; dear brother of the late Frank Adgate, Dorothy Harkins, and Florence McQuaid; loving grandfather of Ryan, Justin, Jeannette, Sarah, and Sean, and great-grandfather of Jaidyn and Nathan.

Funeral arrangements were by the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, Woburn. Burial was in Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to the E.N. Rogers Memorial Veterans Hospital, Attn: GRECC Unit, 200 Springs Rd., Bedford, MA 01730. (Obituary and guestbook at: Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 781-933-0400.

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