Obituaries 07-27-2011

Ruth Spinelli

Retired Revere Teacher

Ruth C. Spinelli of Stoneham, formerly of Reading and Revere, died July 23 at the Bear Hill Nursing Center in Stoneham.  She was 100 years old.

She was born in Revere on October 18, 1910, the daughter of Tommaso Spinelli, born in Lucazano, Italy and Margaret (Forsythe) Spinelli, born in Dunloghaire, Ireland.  She graduated from Lesley College in June of 1931 and was a teacher in the Revere school system for 38 years.  She was a life-long member of the Delta Kappa Gamma Society for Educators. An accomplished visual artist, she traveled extensively throughout Europe on many trips with her sister, Gertrude, from 1960 to 1978.  She will always be remembered as a generous and loving aunt to her many nieces, nephews, grand nieces and nephews.

She was the sister of the late Edward Spinelli Sr., the late John Spinelli Sr., the late Remo Spinelli, the late Gertrude Spinelli, and the late Alma Spinelli Reid; cherished aunt of Linda Bova and her husband, Basil of Revere, John Spinelli Jr. and his wife, Teresa of Everett, Patricia Romeo of North Reading, Norma Vito and her husband, Edward of Peabody, and Susan (Reid) Larson of Stoneham and the late Dr. Edward Spinelli, Jr. and his wife, Rosemary Spinelli of Peabody.  She is also survived by 27 loving grandnieces and grandnephews and many great grandnieces and great grandnephews.

Her funeral will be held from the Douglass, Edgerley & Bessom Funeral Home, 25 Sanborn St. (Corner of Woburn Street) Reading today, Wednesday, July 27 at 9:30 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Athanasius Church, 300 Haverhill St., Reading at 10:30 a.m.  Burial will be at Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Assoc., 311 Arsenal St., Watertown, MA 02472.  For information, directions and on line guest book visit:

Stephen Maragioglio, Sr.

Of Florida, formerly of Revere

Stephen A. Maragioglio, Sr. of Port St. Lucie, Florida died July 21 at Lawnwood Regional Medical Center in Fort Pierce, FL. E was 85 years old.

Born in Revere, he was a resident of Port St. Lucie since January, 2006.

A US Navy veteran of World War II, prior to retirement, Mr. Maragioglio was a repairman and foreman for Empire Electrical Co. in Medford for 48 years. He was a member of St. Bernadette Catholic Church in Port St. Lucie, FL and a member of the American Legion and Sons of Italy. An avid bowler in both candlepin and ten pin bowling, he was also an avid gardener and loved cruise traveling.

Survivors include his wife of 56 years, Evelyn Maragioglio of Port St. Lucie, FL; one daughter Ninamarie Maragioglio and her husband, Paul Hertz of Burke, VA; one son Stephen Maragioglio, Jr. and his partner, Timothy Erickson, Jr. of Port St. Lucie, FL; three grandchildren, Joia Hertz of Wheaton, MD, Kellen and Brielle of Burke, VA; and one sister, Jennie Hartwell of Saugus. He was the brother of the late Frank and the late John Maragioglio, the late Josephine Kurey and his twin-sister the late Ninamarie Maragioglio

Friends and relative may call today, Wednesday, July 27, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Aycock Funeral Home Chapel in Port St. Lucie, FL. A Mass of Christian Burial will be Thursday, July 28 10 a.m. at St. Bernadette Catholic Church in Port St. Lucie, FL. Burial will be in South Florida National Cemetery in Lake Worth, FL.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Disabled American Veterans, 1150 SW California Blvd, Port St. Lucie, FL 34953 or the Humane Society of the Treasure Coast, 4100 SW Leighton Farm Ave., Palm City, FL 34990.

Arrangements are entrusted to Aycock Funeral Home, Port St. Lucie, FL. Please visit and sign the guest register book at:

C. Diana Albano-Mayo

Everett Homemaker

C. Diana (Albano) Mayo, longtime Everett resident, died on July 21 at Whidden Memorial Hospital, Everett, following a 16 month battle with lung cancer. She was 61 years old.

Born in Boston, she moved to Everett with her family when she was 10 years old. She was educated in the Everett School System and was a graduate of Everett High School, Class of 1967. Most of her life was spent as a devoted homemaker and caregiver to her dear and loving family.

She was the wife of the late Vernon B. Mayo who died on July 7, 2010; the devoted sister of Jerry A. Albano of Salem, NH, Deborah N. Noyes  of Sandown, NH, Eileen Osman of Wakefield, John L. Noyes of Bedford and the late Nicholas A. Abano. She is also lovingly survived by Thomas J. Mayo and his wife, Donna and their children, Kelly N. and Thomas J. Mayo, all of Waterboro, Maine. She was the cherished aunt of Ashley Spear of Everett, Anthony Albano of Lynn, Robert Albano of Stoneham, Brooke Armstrong of Sandown, NH and Karen Osman of Melrose; dear niece of Diane Rossetti of New Jersey and James Rossetti of New Hampshire and the loving cousin to Denise Gallo of Gloucester and several other cousins.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals of Revere. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. Remembrances may be made to: St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN, 35148-0142.

Marion Parsons

East Boston resident

Marion L. (Noble) Parsons of East Boston died on July 23.

She was the beloved wife of the late Robert W. Parsons; mother of Roberta Hunter of Revere; grandmother of Virginia Gannon, Butch Hunter and Deborah Raso; sister of the late Doris Winn, Virginia, Thomas and Harry Noble. She is also survived by seven great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.

Her Funeral Service will be held in the Magrath Funeral Home, 325 Chelsea St. (at Day Sq.), East Boston, today, Wednesday, at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited.  Burial will be in Puritan Lawn Memorial Park.

Linda Izzo

Of Revere, formerly of East Boston

Linda J. (Dulcetta) Izzo of Revere, formerly of East Boston, died on July 25.

She was the devoted wife and best friend of 45 years to Joseph J. Izzo; daughter of the late Ralph and Muriel Dulcetta; adored mother of Lynann and Carl Cotulli of Franklin, Kim and Bruce Alba of Saugus, Kourtney and Michael Casoli of Wakefield, Mary Izzo and Hal Parker of Danvers and Katie-Ann Izzo of Revere; sister of Janice Tritto and Lori Opidee. She is also survived by 10 grandchildren, one great-grandson, many sisters and brothers-in-law, nieces and nephews.

Her Funeral will be held from the Magrath Funeral Home, 325 Chelsea St. (at Day Sq.) East Boston on Thursday at 10 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Anthony’s Church at 11 o’clock. Relatives and friends are invited. Visiting hours are today, Wednesday, from 4 to 8 p.m. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery.

Rose Scopa

Member of the Rosetti Senior Center

Rose V. (Mancini) Scopa of Revere died on July 2.

A member of the Rosetti Senior Center, she was the loving wife of the late Paul Scopa; beloved daughter of the late Tomaso and Maria (Saviantoni) Mancini; devoted mother of Paula Scopa of Revere, Anita Schoen and her husband, Daniel of Melrose Billings, MT and Nancy Vetrano and her husband, Gaspar of Revere; dear sister of Ann Rossi of West Medford and the late Dominic, Tommy and Jean Mancini; dear friend of Louise Conte.

At the family’s request, all services were private with arrangements by the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons~Bruno Funeral Home, Revere.

Peter Capano

Retired Truck Driver

Peter J. Capano of Winthrop, formerly of Revere, died at the Lighthouse Nursing Care Center on June 29. He was 87 years old.

Born in Revere, the son of the late Amelia (Calispotis), he lived in Revere prior to moving to Winthrop 42 years ago. He was a US Army veteran of the Pacific Theater of Operations

in World War II.

Prior to his retirement, he was a truck driver employed by Conrail and Dave’s Motor Express and a former member of the Malden Moose.

He was the beloved husband of the late Yola (Gallese) Capano, the devoted father of Angela Campo and James Devine of Winthrop, Patty and Jeff Velluxxi of Saugus and Gina and Italo Freda of Saugus; the loving grandfather of Christina, Gina, Gregory and Marissa.

Burial with military honors was in the Belle Isle Section of Winthrop Cemetery with arrangements entrusted to the Caggiano – O’Maley Funeral Home. To sign his on line book of condolences go to:

Tophill Namey

Retired Shoe Worker

Tophill Namey of Malden, formerly of Revere and Winthrop, died at the Melrose Wakefield Hospital on June 26. He was 95 years old.

Born in Boston, the son of the late Amelia and Naif Namey, he was a longtime resident of this area and lived in Lebanon for a period of time. He was employed as a heel laster in the shoe industry.

He was the beloved husband of the late Josephine (Mahanna), the devoted father of Lila and William Lucas of Malden, James Namey of Boston, John and Marie Namey of Revere, Philip Namey of Boston, Ann Marie Namey of Dolton, NC and the late Antoniette Namey; the dear brother of the late George and Charles Namey and is also survived by seven grandchildren and one great grandchild.

A Funeral Mass was offered in the Immaculate Conception Church, Revere. Burial was private. The arrangements were under the direction of the Caggiano-O’Maley Funeral Home, Winthrop. To sign his online book of condolences go to:

Theresa Mastrangelo

Of Danvers, formerly of East Boston

Theresa M. “Terry” (Baldassaro) Mastrangelo of Danvers, formerly of East Boston, died on July 23. She was 62 years old.

She was the beloved wife of more than 40 years to Thomas R.; devoted mother of Jeffrey and Eric of Danvers; loving daughter of the late Henry “Gary” and Jennie (Saladino) Baldassaro; cherished sister of Joan Merino of Peabody, Ann Nastasia of East Boston and Lona Ruggiero and her husband, George of Tewksbury; dear sister in law of Joseph Mastrangelo of Winthrop, Mary Ann McCarthy and her husband, James of Weston and is also survived by many fond nieces and nephews.

Her Funeral will be held from the Ruggiero Mazzarella Memorial Home, 971 Saratoga St. (Orient Heights) East Boston today, Wednesday, July 27 at 9 a.m. with a Mass of Christian Burial in Celebration of her life in St. Joseph St. Lazarus Church, Ashley Street at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited. Burial will be in Newton Cemetery. To send her family an online condolence:

Nicholas Giasullo

State DPW retiree

Nicholas A. “Uncle Nick” Giasullo of Winthrop, formerly of East Boston, died on July 23.

A US Army Air Corps veteran of World War II, he retired from the Commonwealth of Mass D.P.W. after 42 years of service. He was a former member of the Orient Heights Yacht Club and K of C Valladolid Council 70.

He was the beloved husband of Mary (Usseglio) Giasullo with whom he shared 61 years of marriage; loving brother of James Giasullo and his wife, Patricia of Tewksbury, Ellie Bowker of Ipswich and her late husband, James, Marie Martin and her husband, Albert of Florida and the late Joanne Zammit; adored uncle of many nieces and nephews and two great nieces. He is also survived by many dear friends to whom we give our heartfelt thanks for all their prayers and support through his long ordeal.

His Funeral will be held from Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, 262 Beach Street, Revere today, Wednesday, at 8:30 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. John the Evangelist Church, Winthrop at 10 a.m.  Burial will be in the family plot at Woodlawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Winthrop Senior Center, 35 Harvard St., Winthrop, MA 02151. For directions and guestbook:

Walter London

Of Chelsea, formerly of Revere

Walter London of Chelsea, formerly of Revere and Las Vegas, NV, died on July 24. He was 88 years old.

A US Army veteran of World War II, he was the dear son of the late Joseph and Bertha (Swikis) London; loving brother of Max London and his wife, Freda of Swampscott; cherished uncle of Barry London, Gerald London and his wife, Diann and Diane Haskins and her husband, Randy; adored great uncle of many grandnieces and grandnephews.

Funeral arrangements were by Stanetsky-Hymanson Memorial Chapel, Salem. Burial was at Congreation Shirat Hayam Cemetery, Temple Israel Section, Peabody. Memorial donations may be made to the Massachusetts General Hospital Development Office, 165 Cambridge Street, Suite 600, Boston, MA 02114.

Donna Hartung

Retired Suffolk County Deputy Sheriff

Donna M. (Hennessey) Hartung of Revere, formerly of Charlestown, died on July 24. She was 63 years old.

Born in Somerville on August 4, 1947 to the late Joseph and Frances (Cunha) Hennessey, she grew up in Charlestown where she attended Boston Public Schools and graduated from Charlestown High School in 1968. She furthered her education at Bunker Hill Community College and Suffolk University where she received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice. She began working for The Suffolk County Sheriff’s Department in 1991 as a Deputy Sheriff. She retired in 2009 after 18 years of service. She was also the first woman member of the Revere Police Auxiliary.

She was the beloved wife of 28 years to Lady June Baker; devoted mother of Janet Hartung of Revere, Tricia Avery of Woburn and Mark Luiso of Everett; loving Nana “D” to Eric, Kaileen, Adam, Devon and Anthony; beloved sister of Tom Hennessey (Ret. B.P.D.) and Jack Hennessey, both of Everett, and Mike Hennessey of Malden. She also leaves many nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend her Funeral on Thursday at 10 a.m. from the Frank H. Carr Funeral Home, 220 Bunker Hill St., Charlestown followed by her Funeral Mass in St. Francis De Sales Church, Charlestown at 11 a.m. Burial will be at Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. Visiting hours are today, Wednesday, from 4 to 8 p.m. For obituary, directions and online condolences, please visit

Eric Tempesta

Worked for Charles River Development

Eric M. Tempesta died on July 12 at the Winchester Hospital. He was 38 years old.

A North Reading resident formerly from Everett, he was a graduate of the Immaculate Conception Grammar School, Malden Catholic High School, University of Massachusetts Amherst, and Boston College Carroll School of Management. He worked for Charles River Development in Burlington as a product specialist.

He was the cherished husband of Laura (Hartman) Tempesta and loving father of Peter, Juliana, and Ava; the treasured son of Maureen Timmons and Don Tempesta and the beloved brother of Shawn Tempesta of Nevada and Dan Holmes and his wife, Rebecca of Virginia; the grandson of Pauline and Arthur Timmons.

Funeral arrangements were by the Murphy O’Hara Funeral Home, Everett followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Anthony’s Church, Revere. Burial was in Riverside Cemetery, North Reading. Donations may be made to the Family of Eric Tempesta Memorial Fund, c/o TD Bank., 470 Main St., Reading MA 01867.

Angelo DeBole 

Retired Con Rail Railroad manager

Angelo R. DeBole of Revere, formerly of East Boston, died at home on July 22. He was 86 years old.

A US Coast Guard veteran of World War II, he was a member of the Beachmont VFW and a retired railroad manager for Con Rail.

He was the beloved husband of the late Mildred (Noftel); devoted father of the late Leo DeBole and his surviving wife, Bette; loving grandfather of Robert DeBole and his wife, Jeanine of Revere and Lesli Bertini and her husband, Eugene of East Boston.

Funeral arrangements were by The Paul Buonfiglio & Sons- Bruno Funeral Home, Revere.  Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery.

Mary Louise Bell 

North Shore Community College teacher 

Mary Louise Bell, who taught English composition at North Shore Community College for more than two decades and was the wife of the late Thomas Bell, a Revere Police Sergeant, died on July 21. She was 80 years old.

Committed to her students and her profession, she continued to teach as she battled cancer, retiring only after completing her students’ final grades in May. It was a heroic effort for a woman who has been a life-long advocate of the value of a liberal arts education.

The daughter of immigrants from Newfoundland, Daniel and Mary Shaw, Mrs. Bell was born in Boston on May 13, 1931, the eldest of five children. Her mother died when she was 12 years old, and at an early age she felt a strong sense of responsibility for her younger brother and her three younger sisters.

She received a Bachelor’s degree in education from Salem State College and a Master’s degree in English from Boston University. In 1958, she began her teaching career in the North Reading School System. Also, with her husband, Thomas R. Bell, she owned the Chapman Nursery School in Everett and later the Baskin Robbins ice cream store in Central Square, Lynn. She also was the director of the Late Training Center, a workforce and personal development center in Chelsea. She was a patron of the Boston Symphony Orchestra for 50 years.

Rhe wife of the late Thomas R. Bell, a former police sergeant of the Revere Police Department, she is survived by her son, Thomas D. Bell and his wife, Svetlana of Yarmouth, ME, and her grandchild, Ihila; her daughter, Barbara Richard and her husband. Dennis Richard of Newburyport and their daughters, Kerry and Shawna; her sisters, Kathleen Harvey and Dorothy Barbaccia of DelRay Beach, FL, Barbara Pouliot of Goffstown, NH and her brother, Fred and his wife, Carolyn Shaw of North Reading.

In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made to Hospice of the North Shore and Greater Boston, care of the Kaplan Family Hospice House, 78 Liberty St., Danvers, MA 01923.

Robert Randall 

Melrose resident 

Robert F. Randall of Melrose died on July 21.

He was the beloved husband of Diane M. (Glancy) Randall with whom he shared 39 years of marriage; devoted father of Robert P. Randall of Melrose, and Lindsay R. Clifton and her husband, Jeremy of Baltimore, MD; loving grandfather of Finley B. Clifton; dear son of the late Frederick B. and Ruth F. Randall and cherished son-in-law of Dora M. Glancy of Everett and the late Albert F. Glancy; dear brother of Ruth Sentas and her husband, John of Lynnfield and Stephen Randall of Lynnfield. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Robinson Funeral Home, Melrose. Gifts in his honor may be made to Mass General Hospital, Robert F. Randall Fund, 165 Cambridge St., Ste. 600, Boston, MA 02114. For online tribute or to express condolences, visit

Albert LaPorta 

Worked for the MBTA 

Albert LaPorta of Revere, formerly of East Boston, died on July 22 surrounded by his family.

An MBTA employee for more than 23 years, he was the beloved husband of Florence (Blengs) LaPorta with whom he shared 63 years of marriage, the loving father of Denise Wallace and Deborah Capobianco, all of Revere; dear brother of Helen Breault of East Boston and the late Louisa Pacitta, Margaret Cucchiello, Mary Poncia, Antoinetta Pepple, Connie Wilson, Michael, Frank and Anthony “Red” LaPorta; cherished grandfather of Stephanie Chianca, Stacey Wallace, Nicholas, Jaclyn and Jessica Capobianco and great grandfather of Gianna and Matthew Chianca.

Family and friends are invited to attend a Celebration of his Life today, Wednesday, from 4 to 8 p.m. with a service at 7:30 PM in the Chapel of the Resurrection in Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, 262 Beach Street, Revere. For directions and guest book,

Charles Cahill 

Former Proprietor of Charles F. Cahill Insurance Agency 

Charles F. Cahill of Revere, formerly of Ogunquit, ME and Middleton, died at the Essex Park Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in Beverly on July 20 following a long confinement. He was 73 years old.

He was a graduate of Immaculate Conception High School, Class of 1956 where he was an outstanding football player (No. 27) and the recipient of a Certificate of Meritorious Achievement in recognition of his extraordinary contribution in winning the 1955 Suburban Catholic Football League Championship thereby bringing honor to himself, his school and the City of Revere.

He joined the US Army National Guard in August of 1955 and was a Corporal for the Medical Company 182nd Infantry for three years (from 1958 to 1961,) a Sergeant E5, Company B 1 BG 182 Infantry (from 1961 to 1963) and a Sergeant E5, Company A 109th Signal BN (Cmbt Area (AR.) He was discharged on September 6, 1963 due to physical disability. He also had many great memories of each year at Camp Drum in New York.

He worked for the Boston Company on Pearl Street in Boston as a salesman for some years. In 1959, he received his Broker’s License for the State of Massachusetts and became the state’s youngest insurance broker at the age of 21. He had his own business, Charles F. Cahill Insurance Agency, Inc. on Pleasant Street in Revere for many years before moving the business to Broadway. Upon retirement in 1998, he settled in Ogunquit, Maine.  but moved back to Middleton, MA in 2004 to be closer to family.

He was the beloved husband of 44 years to Gertrude R. (Goudreau); cherished father of Jennifer M. Cheever and her husband, Revere Fire Lt. Paul J. Cheever and devoted grandfather of Trisha L. and Erika A. Cheever, all of Revere; dear brother of Arlene Stefano and her husband, Henry of Bridgewater; dear cousin of Doris Elaine Panik of Arizona and is also lovingly survived by many nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, Revere. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 311 Arsenal St., Watertown, MA 02472 or to the Hospice of the North Shore, 75 Sylvan St., Danvers, MA 01923.

Robert Locke 


A Funeral Service was held on July 25 in The Joyce Funeral Home, Waltham for Robert J. ‘Sonny’ Locke of Waltham, formerly of Revere, who died on July 20 in New England Rehabilitation Center in Salem, New Hampshire. He was 78 years old.

Born on July 29, 1932 in the Hyde Park neighborhood of Boston, shortly after the death of his father, the late Peter DiSanto, his mother, Olive (Chamberlain) DiSanto married John Locke who adopted Bob. He was raised in Revere and graduated from high school in Boston.

Forty-nine years ago he met Martha Sinclair while at Revere Beach. They were married in the Immanuel United Methodist Church on Moody Street in Waltham and began their lives together raising and educating their three children.

A self-employed mason, he owned Robert J. Locke Masonry, for over 40 years. He later owned and operated Video Take-Out and Convenience Store in Stoneham for five years. Mr. Locke maintained a disciplined work ethic and even in retirement was often available for various projects around his home and other properties and was always willing to lend a hand to family and friends.

He and his wife were long active members of Immanuel United Methodist Church where they would volunteer for countless church activities and projects. In his downtime, he enjoyed spending time at his other home in much loved Revere Beach, a round of golf, a good game of Texas Hold-Em, and vacations to Florida. He loved his family and was happiest when among everyone.

He leaves his wife, Martha J. (Sinclair) Locke; his children, Holly B. Phillips and her husband, Larry, of Salem, New Hampshire, Robert J. Locke Jr. and his wife, Robin, of Los Angeles, California and Douglas A. Locke and his wife, Charlene, of Framingham; his brother, John ‘Jackie’ Locke and his wife, Karen, of Beverly; his sisters, Sheila Moore of Danvers and Betteanne Marquis and her husband, Ernest, of Raymond, Maine; his grandchildren, Jessica, L.J., Lauren, Derek, Andrew, Doug, Jr., Kyle, Isabella and Jemma and his great-grandchildren, Emma and Frankie and many nieces and nephews.

Memorials in his name may be made to Immanuel United Methodist Church, Stained Glass Window Restoration Fund, 545 Moody Street, Waltham, MA 02453.

Nicholas Ludovici 

West Roxbury resident

Nicholas H. Ludovici of West Roxbury died on July 17.

He was the beloved husband of Dorothy (Frantzen) Ludovici; loving father of Gina and Theresa Ludovici, both of West Roxbury; devoted brother of Kathleen Crosby of Wisconsin; Michael Ludovici and his wife, Corina of Revere, Joanne Ludovici of South Boston and Allison Pina and her husband, Wayne of New Bedford. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Robert J. Lawler and Crosby Funeral Home, West Roxbury. Burial was in MT. Benedict Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to VNA Care Hospice, Development Office, 5 Federal St., Danvers, MA 01923.

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