Obituaries 05-30-2012

James Zorbas

Melrose Resident

James M. Zorbas of Melrose died on May 27. He was 64 years old.

He was the devoted son of the late Arthur C. and Anne M. (Smole) Zorbas; caring brother of John Zorbas and his wife, Janet of Roslindale, Mary Lacourciere and her husband, Paul of Chicago, Rosann Zorbas of Hampton, NH, Jerry Zorbas of Chelsea and the late Joseph C. Zorbas; uncle of Aviana Zorbas of Revere and George Zorbas of Hollywood, FL.

His Funeral will be held from the Gately Funeral Home, 79 W. Foster St. Melrose, Thursday, May 31 at 9 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in Most Blessed Sacrament Church, 1155 Main St., Wakefield at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited. Visiting hours are today, Wednesday, from 4 to 8 p.m. Burial will be in Wyoming Cemetery, Melrose. For directions, obituary, flowers or to sign guest book,

William Martino

Of Florida, formerly of East Boston

William F. Martino of Port St. Lucie, FL, formerly of East Boston, died on May 26.

He was the beloved husband of the late Florence G. (DeMattia); devoted father of William, Linda (Quigley), Florence, Donna (Arone), Edward, Michael and Richard. Funeral Services will be held at Forest Hills Byrd, Young and Prill Chapel in Pt. St. Lucie, Florida, today, Wednesday, May 30. A Memorial Mass will be held in Boston at a later date to be published in a later edition and at In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Treasure Coast Hospice, 1201 SE Indian St., Stuart, Florida. For more information or to send the Martino family an online condolence: The Ruggiero Family Memorial Home, East Boston is assisting the Martino family with local arrangements.

Ida Capano

Former Priscilla’s of Boston Wedding Seamstress

Ida S. (Lecci) Capano of Danvers, formerly of Revere,

former wedding seamstress with Priscilla’s of Boston, died on May 26. She was 88 years old.

Wife of the late Vincent Capano Jr., she was the mother and mother-in-law of Anne and Robert Carroll of Danvers with whom she resided and Paul and Thresia Capano of Delaware; grandmother of Michael, Zachary, and Jillian Carroll and Nicholas and Julianna Capano; sister of Tina Bevilaqua of Buzzards Bay and the late Eulalia Carnovale.

Burial was in Annunciation Cemetery, Danvers. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Society of Sts. Cosmas and Damian, 17 Porter St., Cambridge, MA 02141 or the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, PO Box 845945, Boston, MA 02284. Arrangements were entrusted to C.R. Lyons & Sons, Funeral Directors, Danvers Square:

Gennaro Giardullo

Founder of Do-Awl Construction

Gennaro V. Giardullo of Saugus, formerly of East Boston, died unexpectedly on May 25.

The founder of Do-Awl Construction, he was a past member of St. Francis K of C #2962.

He was the beloved husband of more than 66 years to Catherine (Maglio) Giardullo; devoted father of Gerard Giardullo, Frank “Duke” Giardullo and his wife, Karen, all of Saugus; cherished grandfather of Craig, Brian and Kurt, all of Saugus and adored great grandfather of Gennaro, Gianni, Brianna and Devon. He is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home, East Boston. Mr. Giardullo was laid to rest in the Mausoleum at Holy Cross Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Perkins School for the Blind, 175 North Beacon St., Watertown 02472. For more information, please visit 

Marie Stewart

Former Longtime employee of Mike’s Donuts

Marie C. (Pesce) Stewart of Everett died on May 23.

A former longtime employee of Mike’s Donuts, she was the beloved wife of Neil N.; mother of James and his wife, Leslie of New Hampshire, David and his wife, Roberta of Revere, Michael and Allison, both of Everett; sister of Marguerite Timledge of New Hampshire and James Pesce of New Jersey. She is also survived by nine grandchildren and one great grandchild.

Funeral arrangements were by the Salvatore Rocco & Sons Funeral Home, Everett. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 9 Riverside Rd., Weston, MA 02493.

Ida Rizzo

Of Everett, formerly of East Boston

Ida R. (Nardi) Rizzo of Everett, formerly of East Boston, died on May 24. She was in her 96th year.

She was the beloved wife of the late Charles Rizzo; devoted mother of Alfred Cataldo and his wife, Joann of Stoneham; dear sister of the late Virginia Romano and Victor Nardi; cherished grandmother of Joanna Cataldo-Walsh and Michelle Cataldo-Favaloro, both of Winthrop, Frederick Cataldo of West Roxbury, Joseph Fagone of Lowell, Kara Cataldo of Charlestown and Lesley McDermottroe and is also survived by many adored great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Her Funeral will be held from the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home, 971 Saratoga St. (Orient Heights) East Boston today, Wednesday,  May 30 at 9 a.m. with a Mass of Christian Burial in celebration of Mrs. Rizzo’s life at Our Lady of Perpetual Help (Mission Church) 1545 Tremont St., Boston at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited. Services will conclude in the Chapel of St. Michael’s Cemetery. Memorials in honor of Mrs. Rizzo may be made to Our Lady of Perpetual Help Mission Grammar School, 94 St. Alphonsus St., Roxbury, 02120. For more information, visit:

Andrea Anzalone

Member of Deltona Lodge of Moose

Andrea (Medrano) Anzalone died unexpectedly in her Revere home on May 22. She was 46 years old.

Born and raised in Chelsea, she was the beloved daughter of Thomas and Patricia (Frongillo) Medrano of Revere. She attended schools in Chelsea, graduated from Chelsea High School, Class of 1984 and received an Associate’s Degree in Business from Fisher Jr. College. She married Joseph Anzalone in 1991, settled in Revere for 12 years and has been a resident of Deltona, Florida for the past seven years sharing time between Revere and Florida. She spent her life dedicated to home and family and was a member of the Deltona Lodge of Moose.

She was the beloved wife of 20 years of Joseph F. Anzalone; devoted mother of Michael McCarthy of Revere, Thomas Anzalone and Nicky Anzalone of Deltona, Florida; loving daughter of Thomas and Patricia (Frongillo) Medrano of Revere; cherished grandmother of Joseph Michael Anzalone; dear sister of Laureen (Medrano) Corbelle of Revere; adored aunt and Godmother of Courtney and Ralph Corbelle. She is also survived by many extended stepfamily members, including grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Her Funeral Service was held in the Anthony Memorial Funeral Home, Chelsea on Saturday, May 26. To send expressions of sympathy, please visit Funeral Arrangements were entrusted to the care and direction of the Anthony Memorial Funeral Home.

Patricia Boyer


New Hampshire Resident

Patricia L. (Roberts) Macchione-Boyer  of Salem NH died unexpectedly on May 20 at Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital. She was 54 years old.

The loving wife of James Boyer, she also leaves a son and daughter, Vincent Macchione  and Jaime Macchione, both of Revere, her siblings: Carol Roberts of Lynn, Donna Fabrizio of Tennessee, Gail Friend of Idaho, Joseph Roberts of Rhode Island, William Roberts of Tewksbury, Edward Roberts of Peabody, James Roberts and Walter Roberts, both of New Hampshire and  her loving grandchildren: Vincent Jr., Cameron and Mackenzie.

A celebration of life memorial service will be on Saturday June 2 at 10:30 a.m. at the Mary Queen of Peace Church, 200 Lawrence Road, Salem, NH followed by a celebration of Life at Sadye’s Restaurant, 136 Cluff Crossing Rd, Salem NH at 12 noon. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made in Samy’s memory to a charity of your choice see for further information. Mackey Funeral Home of Danvers is assisting the family with arrangements: 978-774-0033

Angelo Boncore

Medford Resident

Angelo Boncore of Medford died on May 22.

He was the beloved husband of the late Alma (Emery); devoted father of Charles Boncore and his wife, Carol of New Hampshire, Alma Lekus and her husband, Paul, Pamela Thompson, Angela Boncore, all of Medford and Angelo Boncore and his wife, Brenda of Florida. He was the loving grandfather of Charles Boncore and his wife Brenda, Alyssa Boncore and Richard Thompson and the loving great-grandfather of Jillian and William Boncore. Funeral arrangements were by the Dello Russo Funeral Home, Medford. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Angelo’s name to Compassionate Care Hospice, 800 W. Cummings Park, Suite 3400, Woburn, MA 01801. To leave a message of condolence, please visit:

Lorraine Bowman

Past President of the Immaculata Guild

Lorraine M. (Fallon) Bowman of Stoneham, formerly of Revere and Chelsea, died on May 23, following a long illness at the Kaplan Family Hospice of Danvers. She was 84 years old.

Born and raised in Chelsea, she was a 1946 graduate of Chelsea High School. She married Joseph J. Bowman, Sr. in 1951 and moved to Revere in 1954 where they raised their four children. They moved in Stoneham in 2000.

She was active with the Immaculate Conception Parish Community of Revere and was a past president of the Immaculata Guild.

She was the beloved wife of 61 years to Retired Revere Fire Captain Joseph J. Bowman Sr.; devoted mother of Joraine M. Spelman and her husband, Philip of Stoneham, Joseph J. Bowman Jr. and his wife, Karen of Brecksville, OH, Lisa M. Carlson and her husband, James of Saugus, Christine B. Emond and her husband, Douglas of Marblehead; dear sister of Patricia Colburne of Wakefield and the late Marcella Edgett, Ernestine Page and Chelsea Patrolman Joseph E. Fallon. She is also lovingly survived by nine grandchildren, two great grandchildren, two sisters in law, Dorothy Bowman of Melrose and Concetta “Connie” Fallon of Everett 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. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 480 Pleasant St., Watertown, MA 02472. For more information visit:

Paul Brassil

Decorated Veteran

Paul E. Brassil of Charlestown died on May 22. He was 68 years old.

A U.S. Marine Corps veteran and a Purple Heart Recipient of the Vietnam Conflict, he was the beloved son of the late Thomas E. and Margaret (Toomey) Brassil; devoted brother of Margaret Cameron and her late husband, Paul of Hanson, Thomas Brassil and his wife, Pam of Florida, John Brassil and his wife, Marilyn of Charlestown, James Brassil and Sandi McKay of Revere, Robert Brassil and his wife, Lillian of Florida., Mary Luzzo and her husband, Vincent of Lexington, Fred Brassil and his wife, Linda of Wilmington, Richard Brassil and his wife, Joyce of Seabrook, N.H., Joseph Brassil and his wife, Deirdre of Bridgewater, William Brassil and his wife, Katherine of Charlestown, the late Dorothy Gavin and her surviving husband, Tom of E. Bridgewater, the late Rita Carroll and her surviving husband, Joe of Halifax and the late Maureen P. Brassil. He was the loving uncle of many nieces, nephews, grand nieces and grand nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Frank H. Carr Funeral Home, Charlestown. Burial was at the V.A. National Cemetery, Bourne. In lieu of flowers, kindly make a memorial donation in his name to N.E. Shelter for Homeless Veterans, 17 Court St., Boston, MA 02108. For obituary and online condolences, please visit

Rose Sobolewski

Mother of Retired Chelsea Police Chief

Rose M. (Marotta) Sobolewski, a resident of Chelsea for almost her entire life, died on May 16 at the Leonard Florence Center for Living where she was receiving supportive care for the past two months. She was in her 89th year.

Born and raised in Chelsea, she was the daughter of the late Rafaele and Maria Domenica (DeMattia) Marotta. She attended St. Rose Elementary School and graduated from St. Rose High School.

She married Frank J. Sobolewski and they raised their family in Chelsea. Her beloved husband died in 1962 following an accident. She worked in several of the local factories in Chelsea and later worked for Perkins Tobacco in Bradlee’s Department Store. She also worked for Cool-Ray until its closing. She was deeply devoted to her family and enjoyed spending time at Revere Beach with her sisters and many beach friends.

She was the beloved wife of the late Frank (Johnny) Sobolewski, Sr. and a very dear friend of the late George Apt. She was also the loving mother of retired Chelsea Police Chief Frank J. Sobolewski, Jr. and his wife, Linda of Cape Cod and Florida and Charles Sobolewski of Florida; cherished grandmother of Brenda Finn of Tewksbury, John Sobolewski of New Hampshire and Charles D. Sobolewski Jr. of Texas. She was the great grandmother of seven and is also survived by her sister, Violet Arsenault of Revere. She was the sister of the late Phyllis DeDonato, Ann Palumbo, Eva Ferris and Joseph and Anthony Marotta and is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Funeral Services were conducted at the Frank A. Welsh & Sons Funeral Home. Burial was at Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. Should friends desire, contributions in her memory may be made to the Angelman Syndrome Foundation, 414 Plaza Dr. Suite 209, Westmont, IL 60559. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the care and direction of the Frank A. Welsh and Sons Funeral Home.

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