Obituaries 03-21-2012

Thomas Amos

Retired State HVAC Technician and Dedicated Coach

Thomas W. Amos of Revere died March 16 with his loved ones by his side after a long illness.  He was 62 years old.

Born on September 11, 1949 in East Boston to the late Warren and Eleanor (Calvano) Amos, he was a  graduate of Revere High School and a retired HVAC technician for the Department of Public Health’s State Laboratory.  He was a more than 20 year volunteer for the St. Mary’s Baseball and Softball league, where he coached the Cubs, the Reds and the Marlins.  The greatest joy he had in life was being a devoted husband, loving father, and a dedicated coach, and as such, he was loved and will be missed by so many.

He is survived by his wife Nancy (Moscato), his son Thomas, his daughter, Kristen, sister Annette LaVerde, aunt Jeanne (Calvano) Stamatopolous and many other family and friends.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in memory of one of his favorite people: The Vanessa Ardagna Memorial Scholarship, 101 School St., Revere, MA 02151

William Simoneau

Arlington Resident

William Simoneau of Arlington, formerly of Lowell, died  on March 3.

Born and raised in Lowell, he lived most of his adult life in Arlington. He was a US Army veteran, worked at the VA Hospital in Jamaica Plain and retired from the Symmes hospital in Arlington.

He is survived by his friend, Jean Nagle and her children: Joseph, Carol-Jean, Johanna, Shawn and David.

All services were private. For guest book, please visit Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, Revere.

Jack Cardarella

Pennsylvania Resident

Jack J. Cardarella of Seward, PA, formerly of Stoneham, died on March 9.

He was the beloved husband of the late Ann (Healy) Cardarella; loving father of Marianna Giglio and her husband, Robert and Annette Angelo and her husband, James, all of Stoneham, John Cardarella of Revere and the late Susan (Cardarella ) Ward. He was the son of the late Samuel and Anna (Chesler) Cardarella; grandfather of George, Tiffany and Timothy Ward, Giavanna, Gaetano, John and Gabriella Cardarella and Annalisa Giglio and great grandfather of Aidan Baker and Nevaeh Cardarella. He was the father in-law of George Ward of Georgetown.

Services will be private. For obit/ directions/guestbook, McDonald-Finnegan Funeral Home Stoneham 781-438-0405

Jorgen ‘Jay’ Jorgensen

35 year employee of The River House on Beacon Hill

Jorgen P. “Jay” Jorgensen of East Boston died on March 15.

A 35 year employee of The River House on Beacon Hill, he was the beloved husband of Emily (Iannuzzi); father of Erik of East Boston and Lisa of Revere and grandfather of Michael.

Visiting hours will be Thursday, March 22 from 5 to 7 p.m. in the Magrath Funeral Home, 325 Chelsea St. [at Day Square] East Boston. Relatives and friends are invited. A Memorial Service will begin at 6 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory to the Hospice of the North Shore, 75 Sylvan St., Danvers 01923 would be appreciated.

Arthur Lamborghini

Longtime Chef

Arthur Lamborghini of Quincy died on March 12.

A US Navy veteran of World War II, he was a chef most of his life, cooking at several establishments in the area, including Milton Country Club.

He was the beloved son of the late Ernest and Mary (Malagutti); dear brother of Robert of New Castle, Indiana and the late Agnes Garuti, Irene DeFeo and Charles E.; loving uncle of Diane Tarantino of Revere, Maria Klein of Florida and Paul DeFeo of New York. He is also survived by many loving grand nieces and grand nephews and great grand nieces and great grand nephews.

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

Mary Spinelli


Mary (Prizio) Spinelli of Revere died on March 14. She was 100 years old.

A homemaker, born in East Brookfield, she was the daughter of the late Angelo and Angelina (Forgione) Prizio; the beloved wife of the late Frank, the devoted mother of the late Frank Jr.; dear sister of the late Virginia Mosko, Elvira “Mel” Cammisa, Henry Prizio, Philomena Santoro and Anthony Prizio and is survived by six loving grandchildren, many great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

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

Eileen Palladino

Registered Nurse

Eileen M. (Kinch) Palladino of Peabody died on March 11 at the Massachusetts General Hospital with her family by her side. She was 68 years old.

Mrs. Palladino had a prestigious career as a registered Nurse at the Boston City and Beth Israel Hospitals and at the VA’s in Massachusetts and Florida. A graduate of Amesbury High School, she was the star of the Drama Club, Senior Class President and Valedictorian. She attended Merrimack College, graduated from Mary Fletcher School of Nursing at the University of Vermont and received her B.A. at New England College in Henniker, NH.

Born in Boston, she was the beloved daughter of the late William J. and Anna M. (Regan) Kinch; loving wife of Michael Palladino; devoted mother Brett Palladino of Peabody and Blake Palladino of Lynnfield; loving grandmother of Kayla Rose; dear sister of Maureen Kinch, Annamarie Kinch, Karen Griffin and her husband, Lee, William, Charles and Peter. She is also survived by many loving extended family members.

Funeral arrangements were by the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, Revere. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to The Juvenile Diabetes Foundation, 60 Walnut St., Wellesley Hills, MA 02481. Burial was in Puritan Lawn Memorial Park.

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. He is also survived by six loving grandchildren.

Funeral arrangements were by the Salvatore Rocco & Sons Funeral Home, Everett. Burial was at Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden.

Alice Maiocca

Burlington Resident

Alice E. (Cacchiotti) Maiocca of Burlington, formerly Stoneham, died on March 10.

She was the beloved wife of the late Peter Maiocca; dear sister of the late Edith Cacchiotti, Frank Cacchiotti, Helen Menucci, Evelyn Sarno, Florence Benedict, and Frances Fester; loving aunt of Robert Menucci, James Menucci and James Sarno; cherished great aunt of Deborah Robison, Peter and Laurie Menucci, Allison, James Jr. and Crystal Sarno and is also survived by many grand nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Lane Funeral Home, Winchester.  Burial was in Wildwood Cemetery Winchester. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to Hospice of the North Shore, 75 Sylvan St., Ste. B-102, Danvers, MA 01923. For online condolences please visit

Charlotte Tomkinson

Veterans Administration Retiree

Charlotte E. (Mosher) Tomkinson of Revere, formerly of Malden, died unexpectedly at her home on March 18. She was 89 years old.

Born and raised in Malden and a graduate of Malden High School, Class of 1941, she entered the Civil Service Employment Group following graduation and began a 40 year plus career with the Veteran’s Administraiton in both the Boston and Washington offices. She retired in 1982 as an administrative assistant. In 1948 she married Arthur S. Tomkinson, a Revere firefighter and moved to Revere where she remained until her death.

She was the wife of the late Revere Fire Lt. Arthur S. Tomkinson who died in February of 2007; the daughter of the late Harry and Amelia J. (Allen) Mosher and the sister of the late Florence Nickerson, Allen and Warren Mosher;  the beloved sister in law of Retired Malden Fire Chief Roy Nickerson and his wife, Dee of Malden and Florida, Jessie Mosher of Florida and Rhode Island and Abner W. Tomkinson of Braintree. She is also lovingly survived by her devoted caregiver Marie T. (Caggiano) Wood and her husband, James T. Wood and their children, Michael J. and Tina M. Wood, all of Revere  and many nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.

Family and friends are invited to visit with the family on Thursday, March 22, beginning at 9 a.m. in the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Rte. 107) Revere followed by the Funeral Service in the funeral home at 11 a.m. Burial will be at Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. For additonal information, directions and more:

Ladis Bernier

Active member of PAV

Ladis P. (Konop) Bernier, a lifelong resident of Chelsea, died on March 14 at the Eastpointe Nursing and Rehabilitation Center on Central Avenue where she received supportive care as her health declined. She was 87 years old.

A Yeoman 3rd Class in the US Navy during World War II, she worked for 18 years for the Metropolitan Area Planning Council based in Boston and for five years for the Chelsea Police Department traffic department. She was an active member of the PAV.

She was the devoted wife of the late Robert J. Bernier, Sr.; beloved mother of Robert J. Bernier, Jr. of Saugus and Richard P. Bernier of Capitola, California; sister of the late Helen Sullivan, Stephanie Zajaczkowski, Josephine Gubski, Frances Konop, Stella Krolikowski and Chester Konop; cherished grandmother of Harmonee Falk of South West Ranches, Florida and Cameo Bernier of Revere. She is also lovingly survived by her great granddaughter Kai Falk of Florida as well as many nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Smith Funeral home, Chelsea. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. To send a message of condolence to her family, please visit

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