Obituaries 11-09-2011

Frank Cannizzo

Lifelong Revere resident

Frank J. Cannizzo, a lifelong resident of Revere, died on November 6 at the Anne Mark Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. He was 85 years old.

A US Navy veteran of World War II and a late member of the Plumbers Union Local # 12, he was the beloved son of the late Joseph and Mary (Raia); dear brother of Eleanor DeAmelio and her husband, Harold, Josephine Flaherty and her late husband, John all of Revere and the late Anna D’Orlando and her late husband, John; loving uncle of Janice Decoulos, Mary Dunn, John Flaherty, Diane DeAmelio and Robert DeAmelio, all of Revere, Joan Isenberg of Virginia, John D’Orlando of Florida, Paul D’Orlando of New York and Karen D’Orlando of California.

His Funeral will be held from the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, 128 Revere St., Revere on Thursday, November 10 at 8 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Anthony’s Church at 9 a.m. Relatives and friends are kindly invited. Visiting hours are today, Wednesday, from 4 to 8 p.m. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Italian Home for Children, 1125 Centre St., Jamaica Plain MA 02130-3495. For guest book please visit

Jennie Ball

Of Natick, formerly of Revere

Jennie (D’Amico) Ball of Natick, formerly of Revere, died on November 6 at Riverbend of South Natick. She was 89 years old.

A home maker, she was the daughter of the late Antonio and Francesca (Giagalone); the beloved wife of the late Frank; devoted mother of Sandra Foresta of Swampscott, Valerie Biggieri of Natick and Ronald Ball of New Hampshire; dear sister of James D’Amico of Saugus and the late Frank, Leonard, Salvatore and Joseph D’Amico. She is also survived by 11 grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren.

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

David Wilson, Jr.

Of Dorchester, formerly of Revere

David J. Wilson, Jr. of Dorchester, formerly of Revere, died at home on October 22 following a brief illness.

He was the father of Dana (Wilson) Cinelli and the grandfather of Ralph Cinelli, Jr. of Revere; brother of Richard L. Wilson and his wife, Linda of Ft. Myers, FL, formerly of Leominster; son of the late David J. and Anna (Stickney) Wilson and is also survived by three nieces; Kristin, Kim and Kylee Wilson.

A celebration of his life will be held at a Funeral Mass on Monday Nov. 14 at 10 a.m. in St. Mary – St. Catherine of Siena Church, 46 Winthrop St., Charlestown. Burial will immediately follow at Woodlawn Cemetery in Everett. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in his memory to the MSPCA, 350 South Huntington Ave., Boston, MA 02130 or MSPCA.ORG.

Bertha DePalma

East Boston resident

Bertha (Cohen) DePalma of East Boston died on November 6.

She was the beloved wife of the late Carmen De Palma; loving mother of Charlene Morelli and her late husband, Michael Sr, of Billerica, Joseph De Palma and his wife, Maureen of East Boston and William De Palma and his wife, Debra of Revere; cherished grandmother of Ginnine, Stacy, Michelle, Nicole, Christine, and Joanne; great-grandmother of Desiree, Gage, Olivia and Jonathan; dear sister of Rena Tarmy and her husband, William of N. Reading, the late Dorothy Porter, Saul Cohen and Jeanette Esposito.  She is also survived by many loving nieces, nephews and friends.

Her Funeral will be held from the Rapino Memorial Home, 9 Chelsea St. (Maverick Square) East Boston on Thursday at 9 a.m. with a Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated in Our Lady of The Assumption Church, 404 Sumner St., East Boston at 10 a.m.  The family will receive visitors today, Wednesday, from 4 to 8 p.m.  Services will conclude with burial in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett.  To leave online condolences and/or for directions, please visit:

Rev. Charles Weber

Served at Our Lady of Lourdes in Revere

Rev. Charles P. Weber of Lynn and Sanbornville, NH, died Tuesday in St. Elizabeth’s Hospital after a brief illness.

Father Weber was born in Lynn, son of the late Alfred J. and Helen (Curtin) Weber. He was a graduate of Sacred Heart Grammar School, St. Mary’s High School, St. John’s Seminary and went on to receive his Masters Degree in English Literature from Boston College where he also was a Teaching Fellow.

He was ordained February 2, 1957 and served at Our Lady of Good Council in Quincy, Our Lady of Lourdes in Revere, Infant Jesus Church in Brookline and Our Lady of Fatima in Sudbury. He served on the Faculty at St. Sebastian Country Day School. He also served as Chaplain to the Grey Nuns in Lexington, MA and later was a member of Team Ministry with Fr. Phil DesRosiers at St. Edward’s the Confessor in Medfield. Fr. Weber retired August 8, 2000 due to ill health after serving the Archdiocese for 43 years. After retiring, he helped out at several parishes including St. Joseph’s in Everett, St. Anthony Church in Sanbornville, NH, St. Joseph’s Church in Ossipee, NH and was presently assisting at St. Therese of Liseux in Sanford, ME.

He was a 4th Degree member of the Fr. Druillette and the Valladolid Council # 70 Knights of Columbus.

Fr. Weber is survived by two brothers, Alfred N. Weber and his wife, Evelyn (Farrell) of Lynn and Attorney Robert J. Weber and his wife, Judith (King) of Lynn; his loving nieces and nephews Alfred J. Weber, Nicholas J. Weber, Mary M. Weber Sarris, Mark E. Weber, Michele Weber-Chiappini, Robert J. Weber, Jr., Christian K. Weber, Jonathan C. Weber and Thomas L. Weber. He is also survived by several grand nieces and grand nephews and his long time friend Fr. Philip J. DesRosiers of Lynn. He was the brother of the late Richard H. “Buddy” Weber.

The Rite of Reception was celebrated in Sacred Heart Church, West Lynn where he lay in state. A Concelebrated Mass of Christian Burial was held in Sacred Heart Church. Burial was in St. Joseph’s Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Foundation for the Holy Land University Scholarship Program P.O. Box 29086, Washington, DC, 20017-9086 or The Alacoque Weber Trust Fund for Catholic Education c/o Essex County Community Foundation 175 Andover St. Danvers, MA 01923.

Arrangements were entrusted to the Cuffe-McGinn Funeral Home, 157 Maple St. Lynn. For online register book please visit

Eleanor Bosari

Revere resident

Eleanor L. “Ellie” (Heffernan) Bosari of Revere, formerly of Florida and Somerville, died on November 5.

She was the beloved wife of the late Edward; mother of Edward and Mary Ann of Revere, Lori Pica of Florida, Eileen Dawson and her husband, Paul of Stoneham, Susan Ferrino and her husband, Joseph of Winthrop, Nancy Gould of Lynn, Kathleen Bereznoski of Everett, Patricia Capadanno of Everett, Kenneth of Winthrop, Sheila Goodreau and her husband, Jeff of Florida, David and his wife, Donna of New Hampshire and the late Sharon Greenwood; sister of the late Shirley Salerno, Doris Castelli and Frances Doyle and is also survived by 25 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren.

Her Funeral will be held from the Salvatore Rocco & Sons Funeral Home, 331 Main St., Everett today, Wednesday, November 9 at 10:30 a.m. followed by a Prayer Service in the funeral home at 11 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited. Burial will be in Puritan Lawn Cemetery, Peabody.

Vincent Musto

Retired court officer

Vincent P. Musto of East Boston died on November 4.

The Chief Court Officer for more than 20 years at Cambridge Superior Court, he was predeceased by his first wife Shirley (Capstraw) Musto, mother of Sheila Day of East Boston; and his second wife Bernice (Weiner) Musto. He was the dear brother of Emma Salvo of Stoneham, Theresa Catino of Revere, the late Angelo Musto Jr., Louis Musto and Lucille Rizzo and is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Rapino Memorial Home, East Boston. Entombment was in Holy Cross Mausoleum, Malden. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to: The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Donor Services, P.O. Box 4072, Pittsfield, MA, 01202. For online condolences, please visit:

Shirley Ryder

Verizon retiree

Shirley M. (Glynn) Ryder of Rowley, formerly of East Boston, died on November 2. She was in her 97th year,

Mrs. Ryder was born in Boston and came to live in East Boston in 1920, where she lived until 1999 when she moved with her daughter, Ann T. McKenney of Rowley. She began working for N.E. Tel & Tel (Verizon) back in the 1950s and retired in 1983 with more than 30 year of service, rising to the ranks of managerial and supervisory positions there.

She was a lifetime member of the Telephone Pioneers of America and a member of the American Legion Post Ladies’ Auxiliary of San Diego, CA. She was a devotee of the former St. Mary-Star of the Sea Parish Communitiy of East Boston. She and her late husband, Albert F. Ryder were most active in the parish and served on many committees and fundraisers there. During her 12-year residency in Rowley, she was a member of the Friends of the Rowley Council on Aging.

She was the wife of the late Albert F. Ryder; devoted mother of Jean E. Jensen and her husband, Ret. Navy CPO Walter Jensen of San Diego, CA, Ann T. McKenney and her husband, James L. of Rowley, Mary K. McDonough and her husband, Paul of Canton, Margaret S. Ryder and her companion, Dennis Pacheo of Woburn and the late Frances M. Roderick; dear sister of Mary Donovan of Milton, Frances Dunford of Raynham and the late Walter, Loretta and John Glynn; cherished grandmother of Atty. James A. McKenney and his wife, Atty. Victoria McKenney of Arlington, VA, David Jensen of San Diego, CA, Army Sgt. 1st Class Timothy Jensen and his wife, Nicole of Germany, Michael Jensen and his wife ,Vinit of Chula Vista, CA, Aileen McDonough of Melbourne, FL, Erin McDonough of San Francisco, CA, Stephen Fagone and his wife, Julie of Las Vegas, NV and Brian Fagone of Washington, DC. She is also lovingly survived by eight great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, Revere. Burial was in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Friends of the Rowley Council on Aging, 39 Central St., Rowley, MA 01969.

Vincent Guerra

Former employee of Gaeta’s Service Station

Vincent J. Guerra of Peabody, formerly of East Boston, died on November 3.

A former employee of Gaeta’s Service Station, Peabody, he was the cherished son of the late Anthony and Jennie (Giambartolomei) Guerra Giannone; dear brother of Grace Giannone Guerra of Peabody and Donna Giannone of Gloucester and the late John Guerra and Anthony Giannone.

Funeral arrangements were by Vazza Funeral Home, Revere. Burial was at Woodlawn Cemetery.

Charles Giovino

Peabody resident

Charles F. Giovino of Peabody died on November 3.

He was the long time companion of Gladys Bachelder; father of Chuck of California, Amy Cooper of Idaho, Perry of Washington, Joanna Kulesa of California, Antoinette Archambeau of Idaho and Christopher of Revere; son of Sadie Lynch of Everett and is also survived by 10 grandchildren.

Funeral arrangements were by the Salvatore Rocco & Sons Funeral Home, Everett. Donations in his memory may be made to Hospice of the North Shore & Greater Boston, 75 Sylvan St., Suite B-102, Danvers MA 01923. Burial was in the Bourne National Cemetery, Cape Cod.

Giuseppe Puccio

World War II Italian Army veteran

Giuseppe ‘Joe’ Puccio of South Boston, formerly of Calabria, Italy, died on November 4 at Harborlights Rehabiliation & Nursing Center of South Boston after a long illness . He was 90 years old.

“Joe” came to the USA from his native Calabria, Italy in the early 1950’s with his wife and children and has lived in South Boston for more than 60 years. He was a veteran of the Italian Army and during World War II he was captured and held as a POW for over four years in North Africa. Despite his long and ardorous confinement, he remained a loving and gentle man. He worked for the Quincy Ship Yard as a mechanic when a tragic accident here left him with a broken back and a permanent disability. Determined not to be a burden to his family, he continued to live his life as best he could. He loved gardening, sports and making his yearly batch of “Joe’s famous wine.

He was the beloved husband of 63 years to Maria (Leone); devoted father of Vincent Puccio and his wife, Linda and Anthony Puccio, all of South Boston and Marisa A. Puccio of Revere; cherished grandfather of Vincent J., Joseph M. and Anthony M. Puccio, all of South Boston; dear brother of Maria and Caterina Puccio, both of Calabria, Italy and the late Antonio, Rodolfo and Oresto Puccio. He is also lovingly survived by Linda A. Fariole of Revere and many nieces and nephews in Italy.

Funeral arrangements were by the Cassidy & Keaney Funeral Home, South Boston. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. Remembrances may be made to the Patients Activities Fund, at Harborlights Rehab & Nursing Ctr., 804 East 7th St., South Boston, MA02127.

Michael Nazzaro

Saugus resident

Michael A. Nazzaro of Saugus died on November 1.

He was the beloved son of Robert A. and Marie (Camusi) Nazzaro of Saugus; former husband of Kathryn (Mendoza) Nazzaro of Hampton, NH; dear brother of Robert A. Nazzaro, Jr. and his wife, Maureen of Tewksbury and Stacy Florentino and her husband, Erik of Methuen; cherished grandson of the late Enrico and Josephine (De Christoforo) Nazzaro and Michael and Angela (Pasquale) Camusi; uncle of Luke and Sophia Nazzaro and his goddaughter Eriana Florentino, who he adored. He was the dear friend of Jen Goden of Rowley and nephew of Henry Nazzaro of Saugus and Joseph Nazzaro of Peabody, and the late J. Karen Camusi. He also leaves his cherished cat, Smokey.

Funeral arrangements were by Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, Revere. Entombment was in the Mausoleum at Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made in his name to the M.S.P.C.A, 410 Broadway, Methuen, MA 01844; or the charity of your choice. For directions,

Dora Nager

Revere resident

Dora (Kahn) Nager of Revere, formerly of Malden, died  on November 2. She was 87 years old.

She was the beloved mother of Ilene and her husband, Bruce Borr and Paul Nager and his wife, Laura Fitzpatrick-Nager; cherished grandmother of Rachael and Barry Rotberg, Melissa and Brian Bell, Lindsey and Dan Porges and two great grandchildren, Madelyn and Brady Bell; dear sister of Anne Goldstein, the late Rose Rubinoff, Frieda Shraiar, and Edward Kahn.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Goldman Funeral Chapel, Malden. Burial was in Everett. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be donated to the Jack Satter House Tenants Association, 420 Revere Beach Boulevard, Revere, MA 02150. For online condolences go to:

Patricia Martin


Patricia R. Martin, a lifelong resident of Revere, died on October 31 at the Saugus Care and Rehabilitation Center in Saugus. She was 60 years old.

The daughter of the late John and Ruth (Shepard) Martin, she was a graduate of Revere High School and a member of the Ladies Auxiliary and VFW of Malden. She worked as a hairdresser for 40 years at Charles Ro – Joseph Limited in Medford.

Ms. Martin leaves her sister Jean Panagopoulos of North Revere, two nephews, Michael and Christopher Panagopoulos, both of North Revere and her longtime companion, Paul Adams of Malden.

At the request of the family, services were private. For condolences:

Lawrence Boyle

Wakefield resident

Lawrence J. Boyle of Wakefield died on October 29.

A US Navy veteran of World War II, he was the beloved husband for 59 years to the late Florence (MacInnis) Boyle; loving father of Patricia A. Boyle of Wakefield, Paula M. Boyle of Florida, Michael L. Boyle and his wife, Nancy of North Reading and Lawrence M. Boyle and his wife, Nancy of Georgia; cherished grandfather of Katie Boyle and her partner, Earl Ransom of Revere, Michael Boyle and his wife, Natalie of California, Daniel J. Boyle of Worcester, Matthew and Kristen Boyle, both of Georgia; devoted brother of Rita M. Van Kirk and her husband, Robert of Melrose; brother-in-law of Margaret Camuso of Peabody and is also survived by several nieces, nephews and friends.

Funeral arrangements were by the Gately Funeral Home, Melrose. Burial was in Forest Glade Cemetery, Wakefield. Memorial contributions may be made to the Lahey Clinic, Congestive Heart Failure Clinic, 41 Mall Rd. Burlington, MA 01803. For obituary and to sign guest book, please visit

Calvin Mugford

Self-employed hairdresser

Calvin Mugford of Sun City, Arizona, formerly of Chelsea, died on September 13. He was 84 years old.

A retired hairdresser, self-employed in the Chelsea area for many years, he was the brother of the late Alfred Mugford, Sr., William Mugford, Sr., Anthony Mugford, Florence Martel and Mary Tehan; dear uncle of Ronald, Raymond, Alfred Jr., Lance, Michelle Carmilia, William Jr., Peter, Eddy Martel, June Nicoli and Mary McDonald; son of the late Anthony and Naomi (Snow) Mugford.

A Graveside service was conducted at the family lot in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett with arrangements by the William R. Carafa & Son Home For Funerals in Chelsea.

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