Obituaries 06-05-2013

Olga Wanyo

Salem Hospital Medical Records Retiree

Olga M. (Gilberti) Wanyo died Thursday evening at Salem Hospital in Salem.  She was 93 years old.

The beloved wife of the late Michael J. Wanyo, Sr. , she was born and raised in Chelsea, the daughter of the late Louis and Adelaide (Lepore) Gilberti and lived in Revere until 1970 when she moved to Salem.  For the past five years she lived at Emeritus at Cherry Hill Assisted Living in Danvers.

Mrs. Wanyo graduated from St. Rose High School in Chelsea and Burdett College in Boston.  She was retired from the medical records dept. at Salem Hospital. Olga’s life was involved around her children, grandchildren, great grandchild and all her family and friends.

She leaves three sons, Michael Wanyo, Jr. and his wife, Anne of Newburyport, Richard Wanyo and his wife, Roberta of Lynnfield and Steven Wanyo and his wife, Kelli of Ipswich; six grandchildren: Christy Wanyo, Amanda Wanyo, Adam Wanyo and his fiancé, Jen Duval, Nicole Wanyo Smith and her husband, Michael, Michael Wanyo and his wife Dana, Jessica Wanyo; four great grandchildren, Nolan Smith, Amaya Duval, Alexis Duval and Addison Wanyo.  Mrs. Wanyo was predeceased by two brothers and four sisters: Alfred, Dante, Clara, Jenny, Laura Gilberti and Mary Cronin.

A Funeral was held from the Bisbee-Porcella Funeral Home, Saugus on Tuesday, June 4 followed by a funeral mass at St. Anthony’s Church, Revere Interment was at Puritan Lawn Memorial Park in Peabody. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to the charity of your choice  For condolences:

James Michael Badolato

Former Revere Resident

James Michael Badolato, formerly of Revere died on May 12. He was 51 years old.
Born and raised in Revere, he graduated from Revere High School in 1979 and was currently working at Fresh City in Newton.

Jimmy was a kind and creative person with an amazing spirit. He was a gifted artist and talented musician. He will be forever missed by all that knew and loved him.

Jimmy was the loving son of Joseph and the late Jean (DiCarlo) Badolato of Revere; dear brother of Joseph of Lynnfield, and Darlene and her husband, Charles Fusco of Revere. He was adored by nieces and nephews, Ryan, Jeana, Eric, CJ Fusco, and Michael and Alicia Badolato and was the grandson of the late Domenic and Helen DiCarlo and Joseph and Clara Badolato. He is also lovingly survived by many aunts, uncles and cousins.

A Memorial Mass will be celebrated in St. Anthony’s Church on Saturday, June 8 and  family and friends are invited. For Guestbook please visit

Yohami Hernandez

Of Revere

Yohami Hernandez, four year old cherished daughter of Gerber Moran and his wife, Indira Hernandez, died recently.

Her funeral will be held today, Wednesday, at 8 a.m. from Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, 262 Beach St., Revere followed by a Mass of the Angels in the Immaculate Conception Church, Revere at 9 a.m. Burial will be in Pine Grove Cemetery, Lynn. For directions and guest book:

Alexander Vigliotti


Alexander J. Vigliotti of Revere died on May 29.

A carpenter, he was the beloved husband of the late Marion (Sistillio) Vigliotti with whom he shared 48 years of marriage; loving father of John J. Vigliotti and his wife, Amy of Amesbury and David Vigliotti and his wife, Tammy of Maine; dear brother of Dorothy Moshella of Saugus, Eleanor Petrello of Revere and Robert Vigliotti of Minnesota; cherished grandfather of Alyssa, Ava and John J. Vigliotti, Jr.

His Service was officiated by Deacon James Leo and the funeral was private. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Light House Activities Resident Fund. For directions and guest book:

Christine Whitcraft

Worked at Stop & Shop in Everett and North Shore Animal Hospital in Lynn

Christine ( Maguire) Whitcraft of Revere, formerly of Somerville, died on May 31.

Christine worked at Stop & Shop in Everett and North Shore Animal Hospital in Lynn.

She was the cherished daughter of the late John and Anne ( McSweene) Maguire; loving mother of George Whitcraft of Revere and Larry Whitcraft and his wife, Marsha of Chelsea; sister of the late Allene Bryson, Nancy  and John Maguire and the devoted grandmother of Lynne and Mark Whitcraft; beloved aunt of Janice and Clifford Bryson of Pennsylvania and Ann Quigg of Malden.

Family and friends are invited to attend a Celebration of Christine’s Life on Saturday morning, June 8 from 9 to 11 a.m. in Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, 262 Beach Street, Revere with a service at 11 a.m. For directions and guest book:

Nicholas Melchionno, Jr.

Retired Revere Police Sergeant

Nicholas A. Melchionno, Jr., a lifelong resident of Revere, died after a yearlong illness in the Kaplan Family Hospice House of Danvers on May 31.

Born in Revere, he attended Revere Schools and was a 1952 alumnus of Revere High School. He entered the US Air Force in October of 1951 and served until January of 1955 as an Airman 1st Class. He served 27 years with the Revere Police Department, retiring prematurely due to illness.

A proud veteran, he was a member of the American Legion Post 161 for many years, active in many of their club charities as well as in the charities supported by the Revere Police Department. He was also a long time member of the Saugus Knights of Columbus.

He leaves his beloved wife of 57 years, Phyllis H. (Giso) and was also the devoted father of Karyn Maglione and her husband, Joseph and Lisa A. Melchionno, all of Revere; the cherished grandfather of Nicholas Maglione and Brianna R. Carney, both of Revere and the late Joseph A. Maglione. He was the brother of the late Richard A. Melchionno and is also lovingly survived by his wife’s family and by many nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Route 107) Revere. Interment was in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to: The Joseph A. Maglione Scholarship Fund at Revere High School, c/o East Boston Savings Bank, 575 Broadway, Revere, MA 02151. For more information, please visit:

Antoinette ‘Ann’ Scarfo

Enjoyed Her Family Above Anything Else

Antoinette M. “Ann” (Orio) Scarfo, a former resident of East Boston, Chelsea and Peabody, died after a long illness at Courtyard Nursing Care Center of Medford. She was 95 years old.

A former resident of East Boston, Chelsea and Peabody, she was born in Brooklyn, New York and came to live in East Boston as a young girl. She continued to life in East Boston until her husband, Adolfo “Rudy” Scarfo died in June of 1976. She moved to Chelsea and remained there with her daughter until moving to Peabody more than 20 years ago.

“Ann” was a dedicated homemaker, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister and aunt. She kept the family together and enjoyed her family above everything else.

She was the devoted mother of Donna M. Feudo and her husband, Peter of Peabody and the cherished “Nonnie” to Theresa N. Kennedy and her husband, Thomas of Danvers, Gina Chalmers and her husband, Russell, Stephanie Dailey and her husband, Paul, all of Peabody and Peter J. Feudo of Ipswich; the dear sister of Jean Cowhig of Chelsea, Carmella Spolsino of East Boston and the late John, Peter and Anthony Orio and Maryann Fahlstrom. She is also lovingly survived by her great grandchildren: Thomas J. Kennedy, Chelsea and Gianna Chalmers, Gracelin and Jason Dailey and by many nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.

Her Funeral was conducted from the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Route 107) Revere followed by a Funeral Mass in the Church of the Sacred Heart, East Boston. Interment was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. Remembrances may be made to your favorite charity. For more information, please visit:

Richard Guyer

Long Time Machinist at Lynn GE

Richard D. Guyer of Revere died unexpectedly at home on May 26. He was 73 years old.

A long time machinist at GE Lynn and a US Army veteran of Vietnam, he was born in Laconia, NH and was the beloved husband of the late Lois Zuhna; devoted father of Patricia Watkins and her husband, Thomas and Joseph Stretch, all of Revere and Michael Stretch of Bridgewater; dear brother of Patricia Sevigny and Donald Guyer and is also survived by four loving grandchildren.

A graveside service was held on June 3 in the First Parish Cemetery, Center Street, Saugus. Donations may be made in Richard’s memory to the New England Center for Homeless Veterans, 17 Court St., Boston MA 02108. For Guest Book please visit Arrangements were by the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, Revere.

Mildred ‘Millie’ Natoli

Longtime Bookkeeper at Liberty and Manhattan Markets

Mildred “Millie” (Mucci) Natoli of Revere died on May 26. She was 86 years old.

Born in Boston, she worked at Manhattan Market and Liberty Market as a bookkeeper for many years.

She was the beloved wife of the late Leonard Natoli “RPD”; loving sister of the late Louis, John, Frances and Joseph Mucci; dear sister-in-law of Gloria Mucci; beloved aunt of Salvatore Mucci, Frances Kroen and her husband John, John Mucci and his wife, Rene; great-aunt of Jessica Bannister and her husband, TJ, Alex Kroen and John Mucci III.

Funeral arrangements were by the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons~Bruno Funeral Home, Revere. A Funeral Mass was celebrated n St. Mary’s Church, 155 Washington St., Winchester. Interment was in St. Michael’s Cemetery, Roslindale. In lieu of flowers please make donations in Millie’s name to the charity of one’s choice. For guestbook and online memorial please visit:

Patricia HanlonGoldstein

Harvard Graduate and New England Telephone Retiree, Remembered as a Great Listener who was generous and kind hearted

Patricia (Duffy) Hanlon-Goldstein, a lifelong resident of the Point of Pines Revere, died on May 26.

Patricia graduated from St. Mary’s High School and received her BA in Liberal Arts from Harvard University in 1990. She was a social worker first and  then retired in 1986 after 40 years with New England Telephone.

She raised her five children alone until she remarried her first love, Alfred Goldstein. Patricia enjoyed sewing, knitting, painting, boating and clam digging. She was a great listener, generous and kind hearted and will be remembered for her yellow bike, notorious phone messages ending with “I love you, tutto-lou.” She loved her family, her pets and her private beach neighborhood.

She was the beloved wife of the late Alfred Goldstein; devoted mother of ”Her caretakers” Michael and Patricia Hanlon, both of Revere, Colleen Argenzio of Revere, William Hanlon of New Hampshire and the late Hugh Peter Hanlon; daughter of the late William and Catherine (Rounds) Duffy and is also survived by 11 loving grandchildren including the late Edward Shaughnessey, five great grandchildren and many friends, relatives and neighbors.

At the family’s request all services were private with arrangements by the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home with burial in Holy Cross Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to All Care Hospice, 16 City Hall Square, Lynn MA 01901. For guest book, please visit

Warren Steele

Retired Everett School Custodian

Warren P. Steele of Revere died at home on May 29. He was 87 years old.

Born in Barnstable, he was a US Army veteran of World War II, the recipient of a Purple Heart and a retired Everett School Custodian.

He was the beloved husband of Caroline  F. (DiBenedetto) for over 29 years and the late Shirley Burnbine; father of Sandra Steele, Warren Steele and his wife, Leslie of Melrose, Robert Steele of Danvers, Susan Young of Revere and Daniel McGlew of Revere; brother of Elizabeth “Libby” Horrocks of Everett, Marion Brown of Saugus and the late Norman Steele; loving Grampy of Timothy Malcolm, Alyssa Malcolm, Marissa Steele, Daniel Steele, Nicole Steele, Jennifer Steele, Christopher Steele, Jessica Young and John Young  and loving Great-Grampy of Sienna and Saige Silvestri and Kasey Halpin.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Cafasso & Sons Funeral Home, Everett. Following a Funeral Mass in the Immaculate Conception Church, 133 Beach St., Revere, interment with military honors was in the Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden.  Contributions in Warren’s memory to the Hospice of the North Shore, 75 Sylvan St., Ste. B-102, Danvers, MA 01923, would be sincerely appreciated.

Elaine “Niki” Memory

Substance Abuse Counselor of Wilmington, formerly of Revere

Elaine M. (Moscatel) Memory, aka Niki, of Wilmington, formerly of Revere, died on May 27 at the Blaire House in Tewksbury. She was 68 years old.
Niki was born on October 6, 1944, in Cambridge, the daughter of the late Albert and Rose (D’Orlando) Moscatel.  She was raised and educated in Cambridge and worked as a substance abuse counselor.  Over the years, she worked with young women’s groups and counseled many in alcohol and substance abuse education.  She touched and changed the lives of many by carrying the message of recovery to alcoholics and addicts.

Niki loved to travel.  She especially enjoyed the ocean and traveling to Mexico.

Niki will be remembered as a force to be reckoned with.  She was a very strong woman and continued to fight until the very end.  She will be missed greatly by her family and friends.

Niki was the beloved wife of the late Edward Memory, devoted mother of Robin Frost and her husband, Gary of Wilmington and the late Kristin Newell, loving “Nana Niki” of Jonathan, Zachary, Jeremy, and Nicholas, cherished daughter of the late Albert and Rose (D’Orlando) Moscatel and dear sister of the late Albert Moscatel, Jr.
Family and friends gathered for a Memorial Service at The First Congregational Church, 230 Beach Street, Revere, MA 02151 on May 31.  Donations in Niki’s name may be made to Journey’s of Hope, PO Box 937, Salem, MA 01970.  Journey’s of Hope provides services for young adults, ages 18 to 25 who are homeless or on the verge of becoming homeless.  Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Nichols Funeral Home, Inc., Wilmington. For additional information:

Robert Joseph Bova

GE Retiree of Boston’s North End, formerly of Revere

Robert Joseph Bova of Boston’s North End, formerly of the West End and Revere, passed away on May 22 following a long battle with leukemia. He was 77 years old.

Born and raised in the West End, Robert attended the Winchell, Peter Faneuil and Blackstone schools, as well as Boston Latin School.  He was a member of the West End House and camp.

His family moved to Revere in 1953 and lived here for many years.  Robert was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, serving as a journalist and public information specialist from 1955 to 1959.

He was a graduate of Boston University’s College of Communication where he earned a BS degree in public relations in 1963.  He was employed for many years at the General Electric Company in Lynn. Following an early retirement in 1989, Robert moved to West Palm Beach, Florida.  In 2006, he took up residence in Asheville, North Carolina, moving back to Boston in 2010

He was the beloved son of the late Frank Joseph and Mildred Louise (Falino) Bova and is survived by three sisters: Lorraine C. Addario of Revere, Angela M. Bova and Joyce P. Bova-Koster and her husband, Peter, all of Windham; his nephew, Carmen R. Addario and his wife, Phyllis of Beverly, his niece, Lori A. Addario of Lynn and by many great and great, great nephews and nieces.
A visitation was held at the Boston Harborside Home, 580 Commercial St, Boston on May 24 followed by a Funeral Mass at St. Joseph Church, 68 William Cardinal O’Connell Way, Boston.    Interment was at Woodlawn Cemetery in Everett.

Christopher Iandolo

Waiter at Boston Restaurants

Christopher R. Iandolo died unexpectedly at his Winthrop home on May 22. He was 42 years old.

Born in Boston, he was raised and educated in Revere and was a 1989 graduate of Revere High School. All of his working career was spent in food service as a waiter for several of Boston’s better restaurants, most recently at “The Cheese Factory” in Boston.

He was the beloved son of retired Revere Patrolman Nicholas A. Iandolo of Winthrop and the late Patricia M. (Costantino) Iandolo; devoted brother of Maria Iandolo of Revere and Nicholas R. Iandolo and his wife, Susan of Dedham; cherished nephew of Domenic Iandolo and his wife, Eileen of Saugus, Normand Iandolo and his wife, Deann, Gina Vinciarelli and her husband, Stephen and Richard Costantino and his wife, Bonnie, all of Revere, Budd Costantino and his wife, Barbara of Danvers and the late Toni-Ann Costantino. He is also survived by his niece Lilia Iandolo of Dedham and his mentor and friend, Joseph McLaughlin of Boston.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Route 107) Revere. A Memorial Service followed the visitation on Saturday. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to: Make-a-Wish Foundation, One Bulfinch Place, Boston, MA 02114-2031. For more information, please visit:

Josephine ‘Tootsie’ Balliro

Retired Secretary

Josephine ‘Tootsie” Balliro of Revere died on June 3. She was 83 years old.

Born in Boston, she was a retired secretary and was the beloved daughter of the late Peter and Mary (Bartolucci) Balliro and is survived by many loving cousins, nieces and nephews.

Her Funeral will be held from the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons~Bruno Funeral Home 128 Revere St., Revere on Friday, June 7 at 10 a.m. A funeral service will be held in the funeral home at 11 a.m. Relatives and friends are kindly invited. Visiting hours are Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m. Interment will be in Puritan Lawn Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, please make donations in Tootsie’s name to Lighthouse Residents Activity Fund 204 Proctor Ave, Revere, MA 02151. For guestbook and online memorial please visit:

Edward Scott Sweeney

Of Revere

Edward Scott Sweeney of Revere died on May 24 at the Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center. He was 51 years old.

Scott, who was a graduate of Revere High School, loved his dog, Jake, who was always by his side. He loved his music and playing his drums, riding his bike and taking his boat, “The Aloha” out on Revere Beach.

Born in Winthrop on July 11, 1961, the son of the late Daniel T. Sweeney, Jr. and Jacqueline A. Saulnier of Seabrook, NH, he was the beloved father of Derek Sweeney of Saugus and is survived by his former wife Maryann (Marion) Sweeney of Saugus. He was the brother of Daniel T. Sweeney, III of Fort Lauderdale, Florida and Glen P. Sweeney of Revere and the cousin of the late Vincent P. Doheney. He loved his Uncle Larry Doheney who he grew up with and was like a brother. He also leaves many friends and family who loved him very much.

A Memorial Mass to be at the Immaculate Conception Church in Revere will be announced at a later date.

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