Obituaries 03-14-2012

Albert Scoppa

Everett resident

Albert J. Scoppa of Everett died on March 11.

He was the loving father of Susan and Donna of Revere and Jane, Nancy and Michael of Everett; loving brother of Josephine Scoppa of Harwich and is also survived by his six loving grandchildren.

Funeral Services at the Salvatore Rocco & Sons Funeral Home, 331 Main St, Everett will be today, Wednesday,  March 14 at 9:30 a.m. beginning in the funeral home at 10 a.m. Burial will be at Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden.

Edward Cooper

Chelsea Youth Basektball League Board Member and Coach

Edward Cooper of Chelsea died unexpectedly at home on March 8. He was 71 years old.

An accountant for many local companies and board member and coach for the Chelsea Youth Basketball League, Edward passed away unexpectedly at home at the age of 71.

He was the husband of Jacquline (Burke); father of Keith Cooper, Sr. and his wife, Joedy of Worcester, Kelly Thibeault and her husband, Normand of Penacook, New Hampshire and Christopher Lukatis of Revere; brother of Janice Mayer of Illinois and Nancy Page-Cooper of Colorado; grandfather of Melinda Burke of Waltham, Keith Cooper II of Worcester, Tanya Poulin of Lynn and Taylor Poulin of Penacook, New Hampshire.

At the request of the family, funeral services are private. Expressions of sympathy in his name may be made to a charity of your choice. To send a message of condolence to Ed’s family please visit

Evelyn Zaccaria


Evelyn L. (Zaccaria) Zaccaria of Revere died on March 12. She was 90 years old.Born in Revere, she was a homemaker and the beloved daughter of the late Salvatore and Fannie (Ciampa) Zaccaria; loving wife of the late Carmine M. Zaccaria; dear sister of the late Alvera Pagliaro, Angelina Masella, Julia Zaccaria, Michael Zaccaria and Lillian Zaccaria and is survived by many loving nieces and nephews.

Her Funeral will be held from the Paul Buonfiglio & Son~Bruno Funeral Home, 128 Revere St., Revere on Thursday, March 15 at 9 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Anthony’s Church at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends are kindly invited. Visiting Hours are today, Wednesday,  from 4 to 8 p.m. Burial will be in Holy Cross Cemetery. For guestbook please visit:

(Scott — although we ran this Carriere obit last week, Ralph Vertuccio asks that we run this corrected obit again as he said he made some errors in the original obit)

Retired US Army Warrant Officer Joseph Carriere, Jr.

Active at Immaculate Conception Parish, Member of Several Veterans Organizations

Joseph J. Carriere, Jr. a Retired US Army Warrant Officer, died unexpectedly on March 5 after being stricken at his Revere home and rushed to Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. He was 84 years old.

Born in Chelsea and a lifelong Revere resident, he was a 1945 graduate of Revere High School. He enlisted in the US Army upon graduation in July of 1945 and served until January of 1947. He spent a total of 31 years in the military and formally retired from active duty in May of 1976. He was a life member of the Disabled American Veterans Association, the VFW #6712 of Beachmont Revere and the Revere American Legion Post #61. For many years, he was a most active member and a past officer of the Revere Knights of Columbus. Until most recently, he was a devotee of the Immaculate Conception Parish Family and was both a long time usher and an appointed Eucharistic Minister.

He and his dear wife of 59 years, who died on June 13, 2011, were an inseparable couple who always placed family first.

He was the devoted husband of the late Lillian G. “Annabell” (Chapman) carrier; father of Patricia A. Marchese and her husband, Gerald “Jerry” of Peabody and Peabody Deputy Police Chief Scott A. Carriere and his fiancee, Catherine Catalucci of Revere and Peabody; the cherished grandfather of Lauren E. Fanning and her husband, Josh of Peabody, Robyn L. Tuberosa of Saugus and Chase, Regan E. and Kaitlin Carriere, all of Peabody. He is also survived by his great granddaughter, Everly Annabell Fanning. He was the brother of the late Mary C. Broderick, Nancy M. DeMattais, Victor, John, Peter, Andrew and Alphonse Carriere. He also leaves many nieces, nephews, grand nieces and grand nephews.

Family and friends are invited to attend visiting hours on Thursday in the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Route 107) Revere from 4 to 8 p.m. His Funeral will be conducted from the funeral home on Friday at 9:30 a.m. followed by a funeral mass in the Immaculate Conception Church, Revere, at 10:30 a.m. Burial will be in Puritan Lawn Memorial Cemetery of West Peabody. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to: Susan B. Komen for the Cure, 89 South St., Boston, MA 02111.

John O’Callaghan

Member of VFW and Local 17 International Union of Sheetmetal Workers

John J. O’Callaghan of Revere, formerly of Chelsea, died on March 9 following a brief illness. He was 81 years old.

Born and raised in Chelsea, he came to live in Revere 59 years ago. For 60 years, he was a member of Local 17, International Union of Sheetmetal Workers. He retired in 1992 from Harrington Brothers of Medford. He served with the US Navy during the Korean Conflict from March of 1951 to October of 1952 as a Seabee and was a member of the VFW Mottollo Post 4524 of Revere.

He was the beloved and cherished husband of 59 years of Maria J. (Romanelli) O’Callaghan; devoted father of Marianne Toppen and her husband, Theodore S. of Malden and John Vincent O’Callaghan of Chantilly, VA; dear brother of Richard C. O’Callaghan and his wife, Rosemary and their family of Peabody.

Funeral arrangements were by the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, Revere. Burial was in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. Remembrances may be made to the charity of your choice. For further information:

Attilio ‘Arthur’ Giangregorio

Of Revere, formerly of East Boston

Attilio “Arthur” Giangregorio of Revere, formerly East Boston, died on March 10. He was in his 97th year.

He was the beloved husband of the late Mary (Beatrice) Giangregorio with whom he shared 70 years of marriage; loving father of Lawrence Giangregorio and his wife, Patricia of Peabody, Mary Ann Giangregorio and Nancy Doyle and her husband, Steven, all of Revere; dear brother of the late Raffaella DeLuca, Rose Ely, Sabina Catino and Lawrence Giangregorio; cherished grandfather of Michele Bua, Kristen Tremblay, Jillian and Matthew Doyle and four great grandchildren.

Funeral arrangements were by Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, Revere. Burial was at Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. For guestbook:


John Bonetti

Revere Resident

John O. Bonetti of Revere died on March 9.

He was the beloved husband of the late Eleanor (Gleason) Bonetti; loving father of John J. Bonetti and his wife, Susan of Revere; cherished grandfather of Jill Bonetti and her fiancé, Stephen, Carol Bonetti, Paul Bonetti and his wife, Melissa, Eric Bonetti and his wife, Andrea, all of Revere; great grandfather of Devin, Paul and Jennafer; dear brother of Jessie Bonetti and Sylvia Leather, both of Arizona and the late Michael Bonetti and Thelma Westbrook. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Porcella Funeral Home,  (Beachmont) Revere. Burial was at Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to Hallmark Health Hospice, 178 Savin St, Suite 300, Malden, MA 02148. For condolences

Paul Recupero, Jr.

Member of Revere Moose Lodge

Paul J. Recupero, Jr. died in East Boston on March 8.

A member of Moose Lodge 1272, Revere, he was the beloved father of Paul J. III of Woburn, John A. and his wife, Denise of New Hampshire, Nicholas H. and his wife, Kathy, Michael W. and his wife, Kim, all of Revere and Jean Marie Matthews and her husband, Michael of Peabody; companion of Patricia Mulligan of Everett; brother of Laura Scada of East Boston, Josephine Henry and her husband, Humphrey of Carver, Frank and his wife, Jessie of Saugus, Joseph and his late wife, Ruth of Virginia, Agropino “Chickie” of Maine, Robert and his wife, Carol of Peabody and Richard Recupero of East Boston. He is also survived by nine grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Funeral arrangements were by the Magrath Funeral Home, East Boston. Burial was at Puritan Lawn Memorial Park, Peabody. Memorial donations to the American Cancer Society would be appreciated.

Antonio Correia

East Boston resident

Antonio Correia of East Boston died on March 7.

A US Navy veteran of World War II, he was the beloved husband of Florence (Catrone) Correia with whom he shared 61 years of marriage; loving father of Anthony Correia and his wife, Lourdes and Carol Ann all of East Boston and Janice Russo of Stoneham; dear brother of Alda Falzarano of Lynnfield, Alice Bernasconi of Quincy, Josephine Grillo of Winthrop, Joseph Correia of Wakefield and the late Jordan and Manuel Correia.

Funeral arrangements were by Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, Revere. Burial was in Lindenwood Cemetery, Stoneham. For guest book:

Eleanor Santoro

Retiree of Liberty Market in East Boston

Eleanor (Reppucci) Santoro of Revere, formerly of East Boston, died on March 5. She was 97 years old.

A retiree of Liberty Market in East Boston, she was the beloved wife of 73 years of Salvatore Santoro; devoted mother of Roberta J. Tortorici and her husband, Mario of Peabody, Janet M. DiPaolo of Revere and Richard M. Santoro and his wife, Phyllis of Novato, CA; dear sister of Ann Giglio and Lucy Salemme, both of Revere and the late Carmella M. Elliott, Anthony A. “Tom” Repucci, John and Joseph Repucci and Evelyn Reppucci; cherished grandmother of Susan E. Marconi and her  husband, James of Lynn, Stephanie A. Emmons of Woburn, Stacey M. DiPaolo of Revere and Laura L. Tortorici of Lynn. She is also lovingly survived by her great grandchildren, James, Nicholas and Samantha and by many nieces, nephews, grand nieces, and grand nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Vertuccio & Smith Home For Funerals, Revere. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery. Remembrances may be made to Hallmark Health VNA & Hospice, Inc., 178 Savin St., Malden, MA 02148 or to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, P.O. BOX 1000, Memphis, TN 38148-0142. For further information, visit:

Carmela Sciacca

East Boston Resident

Carmela (Noe) Sciacca of East Boston died on March 6. She was 79 years old.

She was the cherished daughter of the late Domenica (Di Grande) and Frank Noe; loving wife of the late Antonio Sciacca; beloved mother of Josephine Sciacca of East Boston and her companion, Joe Amato; loving sibling of Vincenza Sciacca of Chelsea, Joseph Noe of Boston, Santo Noe of East Boston, and the late Vincenzo Noe; adored aunt of Domenic Sciacca and his wife, Betsy of Chelsea, Frank Sciacca and his wife, Lauri Anne of Revere and Annmarie Sellers and her husband, Justin of Litchfield, NH and great aunt of Melissa Sciacca and Ava and Chloe Sellers.  She is also survived by many loving relatives and friends in Italy.

Funeral arrangements were by the Rapino Memorial Home, East Boston. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery in Everett.

Angel Luis Vazquez

Of Revere, formerly of Cambridge

Angel Luis Vazquez of Revere, formerly of Cambridge, died on March 5. He was 66 years old.

He was the beloved husband of Wendy (Gairachty) Vazquez; devoted father of Angel L. Vazquez, Jr., of Naranjito, PR, Ricardo Vazquez of Revere, and Daniel T. Vazquez of Cambridge; loving grandfather of Christina Vazquez of Cambridge and Angel L. Vazquez, III of Naranjito, PR and is also survived by four sisters, two, brothers and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the John C. Burns & Sons Funeral Home, Cambridge.

Ester Imbornone 

Of Stoneham, formerly of Everett

Ester A. (Iagallo) Imbornone of Stoneham, formerly of Malden and Everett, died on March 5. She was 86 years old.

She was the beloved wife of the late John J. Imbornone; devoted mother of Diane Troiano and her husband, Jim of Malden and Janet Chirichiello and her husband, Tony of Stoneham; cherished grandmother of Mark and Matthew Troiano, Anthony Chirichiello and his fiancé, Lisa Morais and Christopher Chirichiello; dear sister of Dot DeVito and her husband, Al of Melrose, Clara Mazzie and her husband, Richard of Everett, Jean DeMasi and her late husband, Sam of Revere; sister-in-law of Terry Imbornone and her late husband, Joe, Jean Imbornone and her late husband, Dom all of Medford, Carol Imbornone and her late husband, Frank, Jr. of Weymouth, Rose Burice and her husband, Milton of Andover and the late Fran Dixon. She is also survived by many loving nieces, nephews and friends.

Funeral arrangements were by the Barile Family Funeral Home, Stoneham. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. Please honor her by making donations in her memory to American Cancer Society, 30 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701 or American Heart Assoc. , 20 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701. To send a memorial condolence:

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