Past Grand Knight of Chelsea K of C
William F. Bishop of Chelsea died on April 28 at the Golden Living Center-Dexter House in Malden after a courageous nine month battle with pancreatic cancer. He was 62 years old.
Born in Boston and a graduate of Chelsea High School, Class of 1968, during his working years in banking, he was VP of loan collections and was a member and past Grand Knight of the Chelsea K of C Council #83.
He was the husband of Christine M. (Hanson); devoted son of Lillian F. (Babineau) Bishop of Chelsea and the late Francis R. Bishop; beloved father of David H. Bishop of Peabody; dear brother of Francis Bishop and his wife, Elaine of Middleton, Donna Domelowicz and her husband, Joseph of Myrtle Beach, SC, Robert H. Bishop and his wife, Ann of Chelsea and Beverly Henry and her husband, Michael of Revere. He is also lovingly survived by his grandson Cameron Francis Bishop as well as by many nieces and nephews.
Family and friends are kindly invited to attend a Funeral from the Smith Funeral Home, 125 Washington Avenue, Chelsea, Thursday, May 2 at 10 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass to be celebrated in St. Rose Church, 600 Broadway, Chelsea at 11 o’clock. Visiting Hours in the Smith Funeral Home are today, Wednesday, from 4 to 8 p.m. To send a message of condolence to Bill’s family, please visit www.smithfuneralhomes.com
Frank ‘Tootsie’ Burton
Retired Medford Firefighter
Frank “Tootsie” Burton of Revere, formerly of Everett, died on April 27 at the Melrose-Wakefield Hospital in Melrose. He was 79 years old.
A U.S. Air Force veteran and a retired firefighter for the City of Medford with 28 years of service, he was born in Everett and was a longtime Everett resident before settling in Revere.
He was the beloved husband more than 59 years of Mary P. (Doyle; dear and devoted father of Kenneth J. Burton and his late wife, Kathleen of Saugus, Susan Lilley and her husband, Mark of Woburn and Barbara Aucello and her late husband, John of Saugus; loving grandfather of Joseph and Sarah Lilley and Samantha and Stephanie Aucello; dear nephew of Mary Nadolny of Everett and Rita Porcaro of Medford.
Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend Tootsie’s visiting hours in the Cafasso & Sons Funeral Home, 65 Clark St. (Corner of Main St.) Everett today, Wednesday, May 1 from 4 to 8 p.m. His funeral service will held be in the funeral home on Thursday morning at 11 o’clock. . Contributions in Tootsie’s memory to the onefundboston.org would be sincerely appreciated. Parking with attendants on duty.
US Air Force veteran
Samuel “Sam” Hagopian of Revere died on April 25.
He was 80 years old.
A US Airforce veteran of the Vietnam and Korean Conflicts with 40 years of service, he was born in Chelsea and was the beloved husband of the late Placidia (Rivero-Ruiz) Hagopian, the devoted father of Victoria Rose of Revere and Samuel Hagopian and his wife, Maryann of Everett; brother of the late Rose Menasian and John Hagopian; cherished grandfather of Jenna DeRose and great-grandfather of Sarah and Joseph Baker.
Funeral arrangements were by the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons~Bruno Funeral Home, Revere. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery. Donations in Sam’s name may be made to: Disabled American Veterans, PO Box 14301, Cincinnati, OH 45250-0301. For online guestbook and memorial, please visit: www.Buonfiglio.com
Audrey A. Cogliano
Loving Wife, Mother and Grandmother
Audrey A. (Hill) Cogliano of Westford passed away peacefully on April 24 at the Lowell General Hospital. She was 77 years old.
The beloved wife of 56 years of John Cogliano, she was born in Revere on March 14, 1936, daughter of the late Herbert and Helena (Spellman) Hill. She received her education at the Immaculate Conception School. She was a resident of Palm City, Florida and a longtime resident of Westford where she was a communicant of St. Catherine of Alexandria Parish.
Mrs. Cogliano was a founder and member of the Board of Directors for the Sullivan and Cogliano Companies. She contributed to many charities including St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and the Wounded Warrior Project. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother who loved nothing more than spending time with her family.
In addition to her husband, John, she is survived by her children: Helen Lyons and her husband, John of Jacksonville, Florida, Jay Cogliano, Herb Cogliano and his wife, Lori and Jim Cogliano, all of Westford; two sisters, Grace Sannella and her husband, Fred and Helen Hill, all of Revere; a brother, Thomas Hill and his wife, Florence of Revere; six grandchildren, Brittani, Chris, Haley, Dominic, Sydney and Bryce Cogliano and by many nieces, nephews and dear friends. She was the sister of the late Pauline, Herbert and James Hill, Mary Cushing, William and Kenneth Hill.
At the request of the family, there was no visitation. Her Funeral Mass was held on April 29 at St. Catherine of Alexandria Church, Westford. Burial was private. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project at https://support.woundedwarriorproject.org/default.aspx?tsid=72 . Arrangements were entrusted to the J. A. Healy Sons Funeral Home, 57 N. Main St. Westford 978-692-6502 www.healyfuneralhome.com
Of Melrose formerly of East Boston
Joseph A. Di Gregorio of Melrose, formerly of Malden and East Boston, died on April 23.
He was the beloved husband of Janette A. (Fiore); loving father of Rosemarie DiGregorio of Winthrop, Michelle DiGregorio of Revere and Angela D’Amato and her husband, Mark of Westford; dear brother of Pat DiGregorio and his wife, Loreen of South Easton and the late John and his wife, Regina of Malden. He is also survived by three loving grandchildren: Anissa, Emma and Alex and by many nieces and nephews.
Funeral arrangements were by Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, Revere. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to The National Kidney Foundation of MA, 85 Astor Ave., Suite 2, Norwood, MA 02062. For guestbook: www.vazzafunerals.com.
Retired Postal Worker
Dominic T. Pagliarulo of Revere died on April 21.
A US Navy veteran of the Korean War and a retired postal worker, he was the cherished son of the late Thomas and Mary (Zangara) Pagliarulo; loving father of Steven Pagliarulo and Meri Pergamo, both of New Hampshire, Michael of Lynn, Thomas Pagliarullo and his wife, Phyllis and Deborah Nuzzo and her husband, Joseph, all of Peabody; adored grandfather of nine.
A memorial service was held in the chapel of the resurrection in Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, Revere. For guest book: www.vazzafunerals.com.
Theresa L. (Tarallo) Kennedy of Revere died on April 26. She was 61 years old.
Born in Chicago, she was the loving mother of Lisa A. Kennedy of Revere and Brigit M. Kennedy of Chelsea, the dear sister of Margaret Y. Parr of Beverly and the late Thomas and Timothy Tarallo, sister-in-law of Ernest Sacco, cherished grandmother of Santi K. Rigano, Shay and Piper McDonald and aunt of Joseph Tarallo.
Her Funeral Service will be held in the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons~Bruno Funeral Home, 128 Revere St., Revere on Thursday, May 2 at 7 p.m. Relatives and friends are invited. Visiting Hours are Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m. Donations in Theresa’s name may be made to: Revere League for Special Needs 200 Winthrop Ave, Revere, MA 02151. For online guestbook and memorial please visit: www.Buonfiglio.com
Pipe-Fitters Union and Revere Patriots Club Member
Gordon R. Caton, a lifelong resident of Revere before moving to Wakefield 25 years ago, died at the Chelsea Soldiers Home on April 26 following a brief illness. He was 88 years old.
Born in Boston, Mr. Caton entered the US Coast Guard in October of 1942 and served until October of 1945 as a Seaman 1st Class. He worked with the International Union of Pipe Fitters & Installers, Local 550 for his entire career, retiring at the age of 65. He was longtime member and supporter of the Revere Patriots Club.
The husband of the late Anna M. (Connelly) Caton who died in November of 1975, he was the devoted father of William G. Caton and his wife, Phyllis of Wakefield, Kathleen Lepore and her husband, John of Derry, NH and the late John R. Caton. He is also lovingly survived by his daugther in law, Theresa Caton of Wakefield, four grandchildren, eight great grandchildren and by many nieces, nephews, grand nieces and grand nephews.
Family and friends are invited to visit with the family today, Wednesday, May 1 beginning at 9 a.m. in the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Route 107) Revere. His Funeral Service will follow the visitation at 11 a.m. in the funeral home. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Patients’ Recreation Fund at Chelsea Soldiers Home, 91 Crest Avenue, Chelsea, MA 02150, Attn: John Davis. For more information, visit: www.vertuccioandsmith.com
Member of American Legion and Local 25
Hector H. Jalbert, a Revere resident for more than 60 years, formerly of Salem, died on April 25 at the Lighthouse Nursing Center after a brief illness. He was 94 years old.
Born and raised in Salem, he attended Salem Schools and entered the US Coast Guard in January of 1942, serving until September of 1945. He spent all of his working life as a commercial truck driver, working mostly as a longtime member of Local 25. He was also a member of the American Legion Post 61 of Revere.
The beloved husband of 68 years of Elizabeth A. “Lee” (Scarpetti) Jalbert, he was the devoted father of: Leslie A. Parechanian and her husband, Dale F. of Revere and the late Sharon E. DeRenne; the cherished grandfather of Kristen A. DeRenne-Travelo and her husband, George M. of Reading and Janelle M. and Justin M. Parechanian, both of Revere. He is also lovingly survived by his great granddaughters, Maddison R. and Autumn L. Travelo of Reading and by many nieces, nephews, grand nieces and grand nephews. He was the dear brother of the late Albert, George and Armand Jalbert, Julia Tremblay, Lillian Lebrun and Delia Michaud.
Funeral arrangements were by the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, Revere. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the “Onefund Boston” 800 Boylston St., #990009, Boston, MA 02199 (www.onefundboston.org.) For more information, please visit: www.vertuccioandsmith.com.
Mary Jensen/AKA Mary Cutillo
Stop & Shop Retiree and 20-Year IHOP Waitress and Hostess
Mary L. (Griggers) Jenson aka Mary J. Cutillo, a 70 year resident of Revere, died at Hammersmith House of Saugus on April 25 following a long illness.
She was 84 years old.
Born and raised in Selma, Alabama, she attended schools there and came to live in Revere more than 70 years ago. Most of her working career was spent in food service, namely at the Revere IHOP Restaurant for more than 20 years where she was a very popular personality as both a hostess and waitress. Later, and until her retirement, she worked in food service at Stop & Shop for nearly 16 years. Mary always loved her work, especially working and meeting with people. She forged friendships that lasted until her death.
As a young bride here in Revere, her mother in law, Philomena “Ma” Cutillo took her under her wing. There she piqued as a “top” Italian chef and homemaker and she and her late mother in law enjoyed a close and unique relationship.
She was the beloved wife of more than 40 years to Paul N. Jensen and the late Frank Cutillo, Sr.; the devoted mother of Carolyn Catinazzo and her husband, Nicholas R. Catinazzo, Director of the Revere Board of Health and John D. Cutillo, all of Revere, Linda E. Shaughnessy and her husband, Richard of Millbury, MA, Frank “Chuckie” Cutillo, Jr. of California and Robert Cutillo and his wife, Christine of Georgia. She is also lovingly survived by her six grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren, her sister in law, Betty Ponder of Louisiana and by many nieces and nephews. She was the dear sister of Sarah Dever of Pennsylvania and the late Millie Ponder.
Funeral arrangements were entrusted to The Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, Revere. Burial was at Puritan Lawn Memorial Cemetery, Peabody.
Retired Administrator for Blue Cross/Blue Shield and Garber Travel
Richard A. Gravallese, a lifelong resident of East Boston, died after a long and valiant battle with pulmonary disease at the Eastpointe Nursing & Rehabilitation Center of Chelsea on April 26. He was 65 years old.
Born, raised and a lifelong resident of East Boston, he was a 1965 graduate of East Boston High School.
His working career was spent as an administrator at Blue Cross-Blue Shield of Boston and later at Garber Travel. He was forced to assume early retirement due to a long standing battle with pulmonary disease and for the past three years he was a resident at the Eastpointe Nursing & Rehabilitation Center.
He was the beloved son of the late John M. and Camille (Casella) Gravellese; the loving husband of the late Paula (Palazzolo) and the devoted father of: Alycia T. Gravallese of East Boston; dear brother of John F. Gravallese of Wakefield and Mary Stefano and her husband, Frederick of Winthrop. He is also survived by: Stephanie Raftery and her husband, Richard and their children, Stephen and Ryan Raftery, all of Middleton; the faithful uncle of John Gravallese and his wife, Deborah of North Reading, Steve Gravallese and his wife, Cheryl of Middleton, Lisa Stefano of Winthrop and Jennifer Becker and her husband, Brian of Pelham, New Hampshire. He is also survived by his grandnieces and grandnephews: Christopher, Jonathan, Karah, Robert, Matthew, Andrew and Aiden.
Family and friends are invited to attend visiting hours on Friday, May 3 in the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Route 107) Revere beginning at 9 a.m. His Funeral Service will follow the visitation at 11 a.m. in the Funeral Home. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Patients’ Recreation Fund at Eastpointe Nursing & Rehab. Center, 255 Central Avenue, Chelsea, MA 02150. For directions, visit: www.vertuccioandsmith.com