Of New Hampshire, formerly of Revere
Salvatore Zarba of Hampton, NH, formerly of Revere, died on April 7.
Sal was an avid gardener who loved to walk the Beach, he was a member of the Knights of Columbus Council 179 and a former employee of the City of Revere Water Department.
The beloved husband of 77 years to Mary (Carozza), he was the devoted father of Marilyn Lopatich and her husband, David of New Hampshire and the late Leo J. Zarba; dear brother of Tony Zarba of Germany, Ida Nastasia of Salisbury, Alice Semen of California, Rose Gordon of Revere and the late Mary Cangimella, Minni Lozzi, Phillip Zarba and Freddy Zarba. He is also survived by eight loving grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren.
His Funeral will be held from the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, 128 Revere St., Revere on Friday, April 12 at 10 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Mary of the Assumption Church at 11 a.m. Relatives and friends are kindly invited. Visiting hours will be Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Rockingham VNA and Hospice, 137 Epping Rd., Exeter NH 03833. Burial will be in Holy Cross Cemetery.
Loyola (Parmelle) Ciampoli of Revere died on April 6. She was 91 years old.
Born in New York and a homemaker, she was the beloved wife of the late Quido Ciampoli, the devoted mother of Constance Shaw and her husband, Edward of Virginia, Loyola Patten, Sandra Ivonni and Roger Ciampoli and his wife, Carol, all of Revere; cherished grandmother of six and great-grandmother of six.
A funeral service will be held in the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons~Bruno Funeral Home, 128 Revere St., Revere today, Wednesday, April 10 at 11 a.m. Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend. Visitation will be held today, Wednesday, from 10 to 11 a.m. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery. For online guestbook and memorial please visit: www.Buonfiglio.com
Giovanni Roger Cafarelli
State Street Bank Retiree
Giovanni Roger Cafarelli died unexpectedly at his winter home in Seminole, Florida on April 4. He was 85 years old.
Born, raised and a life long resident of Revere, he was a US Navy veteran of World War II and a local business owner for many years before joining State Street Bank. He retired from State Street Bank in 1992 and enjoyed retirement to its fullest with his family.
He leaves his beloved wife of 62 years, Ida (Desposito) Caferelli of Revere. He was a devoted father to his only child, Carol A. Cafarelli and her husband, Peter J. Molinaro, formerly of East Boston and now of Seminole, Florida; dear brother of William Cafarelli and his late wife, Eleanor, Clara Franklin and her late husband, Ozzie, Esta Paolini and her late husband, Max and the late Julio Cafarelli. He was the cherished grandfather of Marlo Provenzano and Peter Downing and his wife, Angela; great-grandfather of Annabelle and is also survived by many sister and brothers-in-law, cousins, nieces and nephews.
His funeral will be held from the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons~Bruno Funeral Home, 128 Revere St., Revere on Thursday, April 11 at 10 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Anthony’s Church at 11 a.m. Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend. Visiting hours are today, Wednesday, from 4 to 8 p.m. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery. For online guestbook and memorial please visit: www.Buonfiglio.com.
The family asks that we run this Dignan obit again next week too
Former President of Revere VFW Ladies Auxiliary and Longtime Volunteer at Chelsea Soldier’s Home
Phyllis J. (Friedman) Dignan, a longtime resident of Revere, passed away on March 3 in Clearwater, Florida after a brief illness. She was 88 years old.
She was born August 19, 1924 in Revere to Percy S. and Alice Friedman (Durgin).
She was a life member and former President of the Massachusetts Lady’s Auxiliary VFW Post 6712, Revere and a volunteer at the Soldier’s Home in Chelsea for many years. For over 25 years, she was an instructor for the Junior Bowling League at the Townline in Malden. She had a love of life and enjoyed bingo and travel.
She is survived by her loving daughters, Erdine Hubacz McCann of Dunedin, Florida and Kim Buckley (Dignan) and husband, Edward, of Londonderry, New Hampshire, and her daughter-in-law Sally Dignan of Acton; she was the mother of the late Fred, Michael, Phillip, and Paula Dignan; the beloved sister of Evelyn Ryan-Bohn who currently resides in Seminole, Florida; the sister of the late Edward Friedman, Charles Friedman, Dina Corinha, Florence Hannabury and Doris Felt; the cherished grandmother of Dina Flannery (Hubacz), Sean Hubacz, Tarsha Brackett (Dignan), Tavis, Jessica, and Jonathan Buckley, four great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
Family and friends are kindly invited to attend a Memorial Mass on Monday, April 22 at 11 a.m. at St. Anthony’s Church in Revere. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in her name may be made to SunCoast Hospice, Brookside House, 5771 Roosevelt Blvd. Clearwater, FL 33760 or www.thehospice.org
Of East Boston
Julia (Lopes) Lopes of East Boston died on April 5.
She was the beloved wife of the late John Lopes; loving mother of Julie Evans and her husband, Derrick of Revere; treasured grandmother of Malcom and Marcus Evans of Revere; cherished sister of John Lopes and his wife, Julia A. of Georgia and the late Domingas Rosa; dear aunt of Jeanie Love of Texas and Madelene Lopes of Georgia and is also survived by many loving cousins.
Her Funeral will be held from the Rapino Memorial Home, 9 Chelsea St. (Maverick Square) East Boston on Thursday at 9 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. The family will receive visitors today, Wednesday, from 4 to 8 p.m. Services will conclude with burial in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. Donations in her memory may be made to: Alzheimer’s Association, P.O. Box 96011, Washington, DC 20090-6011 or online at: http://act.alz.org/goto/julialopes. For online condolences and/or directions, please visit: www.rapinomemorialhome.com
Retired Wakefield Police Officer
Arthur W, Brown, a 19 year resident of Revere and a retired Wakefield Police officer, died on April 3 in Beverly. He was 75 years old.
The husband of Lisa A. (D’Alessandro) Brown, he was born in Malden on April 8, 1937, the son of Rita (Callahan) Carifio of Revere and the late Arthur W. Brown. Mr. Brown was raised in Revere and was a graduate of Revere High School. He also attended Lowell University. During the Korean Conflict, he served in the U.S. Marine Corps. He had worked as a Registry Inspector and later was a member of the Wakefield Police Department. He was also a member of the Emerald Society of Boston.
He was the father of Timothy Brown and his wife, Amy of Tewksbury, Lauran Brown of North Carolina, Kevin Brown and his wife, Kathy of New Hampshire and Michael Brown of Billerica; the brother of Jacqueline Aurigemma and her husband, Alby of Revere, the late Richard Carifio and his wife, Donna of Tewksbury, Sandy Blair of Groveland and Larry Brown and his wife, Crystal of Boxford; the brother-in-law of John D’Alessandro and his wife, Natalie, Tina LaPierre and her husband, Ron and Nancy DiTullio. He is also survived by 10 grandchildren, Emily, Tyler, Joseph, Lorelei, Elizabeth, Lindsey, Madison, Noah, Caitlin and Ryan and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral arrangements were by the McDonald Funeral Home, Wakefield. Burial was at Lakeside Cemetery in Wakefield.
Esther J. (DeMarco) DiLena of Revere died on April 3. She was 91 years old.
A homemaker born in Revere, she was the beloved wife of Frank A. DiLena of Revere; loving mother of Joseph A. DiLena and his wife, Helen of N. Reading, Joyce Bruzzese and her husband, Ernie of Revere and Janice Palmer and her husband, Roger of Woburn; dear sister of Rita Gallo of Revere and the late Albert and Anthony DeMarco and Jennie Ouellette; cherished grandmother of eight and great-grandmother of 13.
Funeral arrangements were by the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons~Bruno Funeral Home, Revere. Burial was in Puritan Lawn Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, donations in Esther’s name may be made to: American Heart Association 20 Speen Street, Framingham, MA 01701. For guestbook and online memorial please visit: www.Buonfiglio.com
Of Peabody, formerly of Winthrop
William F “Bill” Mosher of Peabody, formerly of Winthrop, passed away at home on April 7. He was 47 years old.
Bill was a graduate of Winthrop High School, Class of 1983 and was employed as a Logistics Supervisor for the Wetmore Co.
He was the beloved husband of Lisa M. (Kearns) Mosher; devoted father of William F. Mosher, Jr. of Peabody and Heather E. Deveau and her husband, George of Jacksonville, FL. Born in Winthrop, he was the cherished son of Helen (Martin) Mosher and her late husband Richard of Winthrop; adored grandfather of Madelyn Mosher, Tyler Braveman, and Michael Deveau; dear brother of Patricia A. Messina of Revere, Richard E. Mosher Jr. and Judy Hitaffer of Winthrop, and Mary E. Pierzchala and her husband, Thomas of Peabody; brother-in-law to the late Regina Mosher; uncle of Matthew Messina and his wife, Kate, Chris Messina and his wife, Brianna and Diane and Erin Pierzchala. His Funeral will be held from the Maurice W. Kirby Funeral Home 210 Winthrop St. Winthrop on Friday, April 12 at 9 a.m. A Funeral Mass will be held in St. John the Evangelist Church, Winthrop at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited. Interment will be in Winthrop Cemetery (Belle Isle Section). Visiting hours will be held at the funeral home today, Thursday only, from 4 to 8 p.m. Donations in his name can be made to the Hospice of the North Shore and Greater Boston, 75 Sylvan St., Danvers, MA 01923. For guestbook and directions, visit www.mauricekirbyfh.com.
Walter George Ramsey
Truck and Taxi Driver, Taught Driver’s Education
Walter George Ramsey passed away on April 3 at the Boston University Medical Center in Boston. Born in Cambridge, the son of the late Walter and Margaret L. (Noonan) McCarthy, he was a former resident of Revere and attended Revere public schools.
He was the former husband of Annette L. (Druck) Ramsey and together they raised their two children. On May 29, 1958 Walter enlisted in the US Navy. He served his country with distinction until he was discharged on May 27, 1960. He served out the remainder of his Navy career on active reserve and was discharged in 1968.
After his military career, Walter became a driver for various transportation companies. He was a truck driver for Coca Cola and a furniture business and also taught driver’s education. During the end of his working career, Walter worked for a cab company and was a chauffeur to many.
Walter was the beloved father of Keith M. Ramsey and his wife, Donna of Vancouver, WA and Marla Ramsey of East Boston. A very caring and loving father and grandfather, he always made his children feel very loved and Walter was very proud of his granddaughter, Zoe and his grandson, who is expected within the next few months. He was the loving brother of Donna M. Blauser and her husband, Theryn of Fitchburg, Rosemarie Tarmy of Virginia and the late Diane Ciccarelli, Paul J. Ramsey and Robert Ramsey.
Funeral arrangements were by the William R. Carafa & Son Home For Funerals, Chelsea. Internment was at the Massachusetts Veterans Memorial Cemetery 111 Glenallen St., Winchendon.
Retiree of “Cloud Nine” at Logan Airport
Angelina (Frizzi) Orlandino died following a long illness at the Lighthouse Nursing Care Center of Revere on April 5. She was 87 years old.
Born and raised in East Boston, she attended East Boston Schools and was a 1943 graduate of East Boston High School. For more than 10 years, she worked as a cocktail waitress at the former “Cloud Nine Restaurant” at Logan Airport.
She was the wife of the late Arthur Orlandino who died in August of 1998; the devoted mother of: Blanche Orlandino of East Boston and Jaye Tremonte and her husband, Stephen D. of Revere; the cherished grandmother of Arthur Orlandino of Revere, Stephanie Beneski and her husband, Dr. John Beneski of Revere and Stacie Allen and her husband, David of Wellesley; the dear sister of Victoria Spinelli of Methuen, Mary Alessi and Gloria Capone, both of Winthrop, Guy Frizzi of Revere and the late Frank Antonucci, Sarno Antonucci and Mildred Antonucci. She is also lovingly survived by nine great grandchildren: Jessica, Devin, Jacqueline, Kyle, Brendan, Owen, Nellie, Aiden and Jordan and many nieces and nephews.
Her funeral will be conducted from the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Route 107) Revere today, Wednesday, April 10 at 9:30 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in the Immaculate Conception Church (corner of Beach Street and Winthrop Avenue) Revere at 10:30 a.m. Burial will be in Puritan Lawn Memorial Cemetery, West Peabody. For more information, visit: www.vertuccioandsmith.com
Maria Carmella Sacco
Of Lynnfield, formerly of Italy and East Boston
Maria Carmela (Addonizio) Sacco of Lynnfield, formerly of Italy and East Boston, died at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston on April 2 following a long illness. She was 91 years old.
Mrs. Sacco was born and raised in Milan, Italy and came to the United States in 1972, first settling in East Boston for more than 20 years. She has been a Lynnfield resident for more than 20 years.
The wife of the late Giovanni Sacco who died in May of 1985, she was the cherished mother of Antonietta Sacco DeLuca of Milano, Italy, Gaetano Sacco of Phoenix, Arizona, Nino A. Sacco and his wife, Pina of Stoughton, Jill Giugliano and her husband, Salvatore of Lynnfield, Claudio Sacco and his wife, Anna of Benevento, Italy, Enzo Sacco and his wife, Deborah of Cumberland, Rhode Island, Carman Sacco and his wife, Rosemarie of Lynnfield and the late Sais Sacco. She was the dear sister of Esterina Addonizio-Ingless and her husband, Pasquale of Taurasi, Italy, Natalia Addonizio-Merola and her husband, Franco of Avellino, Italy, Antonio Addonizio and his wife, Rose of Lynnfield, Benito Addonizio and his wife, Lucida of Avellino, Italy and the late Alessandro, Pasquale, Rosa, Antonietta, Adalina and Erudite Addoniio and is also lovingly survived by 17 adoring grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. Maria also enjoyed a unique and lovingly close relationship with her Sacco and Addonizio nieces, nephews, grand nieces and grand nephews.
Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, Revere. Burial was in Forest Hills Cemetery, Lynnfield. For more information visit: www.vertuccioandsmith.com
Domenic’John’ Migliero, Jr.
Spinelli Construction and Carpenters’ Union Retiree; shared fruits, especially tomatoes, from his mammoth garden with family, neighbors and friends
Domenic A. “John” Migliero, Jr. an 80 year resident of Revere, formerly of the North End of Boston, died following a long illness at the Lighthouse Nursing Center of Revere on April 3. He was 89 years old.
Born in Boston’s North End, he came to live in Revere with his family in 1933 and remained here until his death. He was a 1941 graduate of Revere High School, a member of the American Legion Post 61 of Revere, the Revere ITAMS and the Carpenters’ Union – Local 33. He served with the US Navy from May of 1943 until February of 1946 as a Seaman 2nd Class and was the recipient of the World War II Victory Medal, American Area Medal, Asiatic Pacific Medal with Six Stars and the Philippine Liberation Medal with Two Stars. Most of his working career was spent as a finish carpenter for Inter Union of Carpenters and also for the Spinelli Construction Company. He retired in 1985.
“John” as he was known, especially enjoyed working in his home garden. His garden was mammoth especially the amount, variety and quality of the tomatoes he planted. One of his great joys was sharing the “Fruits” of his labor with his large extended family, neighbors and friends.
He leaves his beloved wife of 37 years, Mildred J. (DuBois) Migliero. He was the dear brother of Angelo “Fred” Migliero and his wife, Jennie of Revere and the late Anthony J. Migliero and Nicoletta St. George and the cherished uncle of many nieces, nephews, grand nieces and grand nephews.
Funeral arrangements were by the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, Revere. Entombment of his cremains will be held at a later time in the Columbarium at Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Restoration Fund at St Anthony of Padua Parish, 250 Revere Street, Revere, MA 02151. For more information, visit: www.vertuccioandsmith.com