Obituaries 07-10-2013

Angel Gonzalez

Accident Victim

Angel L Gonzalez of Chelsea died by accident on July 3. He was 44 years old.

Born in Arroyo, Puerto Rico, Angel passed away tragically late Wednesday evening after being hit while changing a tire in the breakdown lane of Rt. 93 in Windham, New Hampshire.

He was the devoted son of Violeta (Amaro) Gonzalez of Pennsylvania and the late Juan Gonzalez; beloved brother of Juan Gonzalez, Jr. of Pennsylvania, Maria Harrold of Beverly, Carmen Gonzalez of Providence, Rhode Island, Felix Gonzalez of Chelsea, Juan Alberto Gonzalez of East Boston and Jeannie Pagan of Pennsylvania and is also lovingly survived by many nieces, nephews and friends.

Family and friends are kindly invited to attend his Funeral from the Smith Funeral Home, 125 Washington Avenue, Chelsea, today, Wednesday, July 10 at 9 a.m. followed by a Funeral Service in My Father’s House, 19 Coolidge Street, Revere at 10 o’clock. Services will conclude with interment at Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. To send a message of condolence to Angel’s family, please visit

Stanley Bikowski

Longtime Foreman for Industrial Wiper Co. in Chelsea

Stanley J. Bikowski of Revere, formerly of Chelsea, died on July 3.

He was a 1st Calvary Division US Army veteran of the Korean War and was employed for over 40 years by Industrial Wiper Co. in Chelsea. He enjoyed baking, fishing and scratch tickets.

The beloved husband of Mary (DiThomaso) Bikowski with whom he shared 61 years of marriage, he was the loving father of Nancy Magnifico and her husband, John of Salisbury and Brenda Bikowski of Revere; dear brother of Leo Bikowski of New Hampshire, Joseph Bikowski of Abington, Jeanette Bikowski of Stoneham and the late Vera Wilson; cherished grandfather of Michael Magnifico and John Magnifico and his wife, Lauren and great grandfather of Tatyana.

Funeral arrangements were by Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, 262 Beach St., Revere. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. For guest book:

Mario Maniscalco

Commercial Fisherman and Carpenter; Member of Saugus VFW and Saugus Elks

Mario D. Maniscalco died on July 4 at the Kindred Transitions Care & Rehabilitation Center of Saugus following a brief illness. He was 83 years old.

Born and raised in Medford, he was a 1947 graduate of Medford High School. He entered the US Marines during the Korean Conflict in December of 1951 and served until December of 1953. He spent most of his working career as a commercial fisherman. He was also an accomplished carpenter and worked at that trade as well. He was a longtime member of the Saugus VFW Post 2346 and the Saugus Lodge of Elks.

The son of the late Vito and Anna (Catanzaro) Maniscalco, he was the beloved brother of Gussie Ciara of Billerica and the late Joseph F. and Vincent “Jimmy” Maniscalco; the dear uncle to Virginia M. Cantone and her husband, Philip V. Cantone and their sons, Michael F. Cantone, all of Revere and Lt. Matthew V. Cantone, USA and his wife, Nicole of Hawaii and several other nieces.  For the past five years, Mario made his home with his niece, Virginia and her family. Before moving to Revere, had had resided in Everett for over 20 years.

A graveside service was held at the Oak Grove Cemetery, Medford with arrangements by Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals of Revere. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the New England Shelter for Homeless Veterans, 17 Court St., Boston, MA 02108. For more information, please visit:  


Vittorio Aresco

Restaurant Chef

Vittorio M.  Aresco of Revere, formerly of East Boston, died on July 1. He was 44 years old.

Mr. Aresco worked as a chef at a restaurant.

The cherished son of Angelo and Rosa ( Bisalti ) Aresco of Revere, he was the loving brother of Vincenza  Pardi and her friend, Michael Pasquale and Anna Bonasoro and her husband, Leonard, all of Revere; adored grandson of the late Vittorio and Vincenza ( Rosa ) Aresco and Giuseppi and Nella ( Ruma ) Bisalti; fond nephew of Anna Pisaturo and  Carmelo and Joseph Aresco, both of Revere, Sabatiano “Yano” of Stoneham, Anthony of North Reading, William of New Hampshire, Frank and Richard, both of Malden, John of East Boston, Salvatore of Revere and Nino Basalti of North Andover and the late Salvatore, Roberto and Agostino Aresco. He was the uncle of Joseph and Tanner Pardi and Nicholas and Emily Bonasoro. Funeral arrangements were by Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, Revere.  Burial was at Woodlawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers. donations may be made in Vittorio’s name to Dana- Farber Jimmy Fund. 10 Brookline Place West, Floor 6 Brookline, MA 02445-9924. For guest book:

Lena Buttiglieri

Accomplished Seamstress

Lena J. (Falzarano) Buttiglieri of Beverly, formerly of Chelsea and Revere, died on July 2 at the Hathorne Hill Rehabilitation & Nursing Center of Danvers following a long illness.

Born in Boston, she was a native of Chelsea and attended Chelsea schools. She lived in Chelsea until moving to Revere briefly and then, in 1955, moving to Beverly. Most of her life was spent as a devoted spouse and mother. However, she was an accomplished seamstress who worked in that industry throughout her working career. She was a member of the Falzarano family of Chelsea       , best remembered for being associated with “Rita’s Flower Shoppe” of Broadway, Chelsea for over 50 years. Lena’s mother, Rita (Terino) Falzarano was the founder and designer. Rita’s only son, the late Frank B. “Gypsy Joe” Falzarano and his late wife, Phyllis, took over the business and continued it until the early 1990’s.

Lena was the wife of the late Frank R. Buttiglieri, Jr., who died in January of 1982; the cherished mother of Theresa M. Buttiglieri of Beverly and Frank R. Buttiglieri, III and his wife, Patricia of Beverly Farms; the dear sister of Joanna Dobson of Oakland, California, Regina Falzarano of West Peabody and the late Frank B. “Gypsy Joe” Falzarno, Louise Faretra, Rose Ciampolillo and Marie “Chickie” Faretra. She is also lovingly survived by her grandchildren: Deborah Lennon and her husband, Patrick of Feeding Hills (Agawam), MA and Frank R. Buttiglieri, IV of Beverly Farms and by many devoted nieces, nephews, grand nieces and grand nephews.

Her Funeral was held from the Vertuccio and Smith Home for Funerals, Revere followed by a Funeral Mass at St. Anthony of Padua Church, Revere. Interment was in Puritan Lawn Memorial Cemetery, West Peabody. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to: St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, P.O.Box 1000, Dept. 182, Memphis, Tennessee, 38148-2742. For more information, please visit:

Pasquale ‘Pat’ Pisani

GE Retiree, Member of I.T.A.M.

Pasquale “Pat” Pisani of Revere died on July 3 at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers. He was 89 years old.

A US Navy veteran of World War II and a member of I.T.A.M., he was a 42 year employee of GE where he worked as an electrician. He was also an active member of St. Mary’s Parish.

Born in Revere and educated in Malden, he was the

son of the late Frank and Maria (Campano) Pisani;

beloved husband of Triestina “Tina” (Malfitano); devoted father of Karen Pisani Strating and her husband, Herman of Manchester by the Sea and Paul Pisani and his wife, Rosemary of Revere; dear brother of Joseph Pisani and the late Rose O’Donnell and is also survived by five loving grandchildren: Tiana, James, Paul Jr, Damian and Anthony.

Funeral arrangements were by the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home. Interment was in Woodlawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Reid R. Sacco AYA-Cancer Alliance payable to Reid Sacco Cancer Research, 175 Andover St,,  Suite 101, Danvers MA 01923. For guestbook please visit

Michael Terrazano

Steam Engineer

Michael A. Terrazano of Revere died suddenly on July 7.

Born in Everett and a graduate of Revere High School, he worked as a steam engineer.

He was the beloved son of Catherine (Pelleriti) Terrazano and the late Michael L.; dear brother of Stephen J. and his wife, Judith of Wakefield and the late Maureen Terrazano; loving uncle of Sarah and Jason Terrazano of Wakefield and is also survived by many loving aunts, uncles and cousins.

His Funeral will be held from the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, 128 Revere St., Revere on Friday, July 12 at 10 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St Anthony’s Church at 11 a.m. Visiting hours will be Thursday 4-8 pm. Interment will be in Holy Cross Cemetery. For guest book please visit

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