Obituaries 03-26-2014

Anthony Albano

Tattoo Artist

Anthony F. Albano died after a brief illness. He was 43 years old.

A tattoo artist, he was the beloved husband of Diana Tournas-Albano and the devoted father of Dalayna Christine Albano; loving son of Anthony Albano and Joann Albano-Russo; dear brother of Christine Albano-Martorelli and brother in-law of Mark Martorelli; cherished uncle of Michael and Mathew Martorelli; son in-law of John Tournas and the late SheilaTournas and is also survived by many cousins, aunts, uncles and nieces and nephews.

Visiting hours are Friday from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, 128 Revere St., Revere. Funeral Services will be held in the Funeral Home on Saturday, March 29 at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the American Lung Association, 460Totten Pond Road, #400, Waltham, MA 02451.

Mary Lou Anastas

Of Florida, formerly of Revere

Mary Lou (Mucci) Anastas of Vero Beach, Florida, formerly of Revere, passed away peacefully on March 16. She was 83 years old.

The daughter of the late Gemma and Alfred Mucci, she was the devoted wife of the late William R. Anastas Sr., wonderful mother of Michelle DiFava and her husband, Steve of Wilmington, William R. Anastas Jr. of Revere, Tracie Anastas and her fiancée, Frank Garcia of Vero Beach, FL. and Maureen Massaro and her husband, Enio of Wakefield; the loving sister of Michael Mucci and his wife, Mary Ellen of Winthrop and was predeceased by three brothers: Al Mucci of Naples, FL, Guy Mucci of Inverness, FL and Richard Mucci of Everett, . She was the beloved grandmother of seven grandchildren, and two great grandchildren and is also survived by many nieces, nephews, family and friends.

Funeral services were held in Vero Beach, FL. Remembrances may be made to the charity of one’s choice.

Michael Chioccola

American Airlines Retiree and Union President; Life Member of Winthrop Elks

Michael A. Chioccola a longtime Winthrop resident, passed away in Concord, NH on March 19 after a brief illness.

Born in East Boston, the loving son of the late Gaetano Chioccola and Mary Grasso, he was educated in the Winthrop School system, graduated from Winthrop High School and later attended Suffolk University.

He enlisted in the US Airforce during the Korean Conflict and was honorably discharged in 1955. A Life Member of the Winthrop Lodge of Elks 1078, he was employed at American Airlines for 38 years and served as Union President for 10 of those years. Mike loved spending time doing community service, especially at the Winthrop Elks where he and his Board of Stewards prepared food for many of the youth activities in town.

Mike was the beloved husband of 63 years to Dorothy A. Spring and is survived by five children: Guy Chioccola of New Hampshire, Sheryle Morgan and her husband, Richard of Revere, Scott Chioccola and his partner, Julia Heath-Johnson of New Hampshire, Dawn Turgiss and her husband, Charles of Saugus and Lee Ann Simpson and her husband, Joseph of Revere. He was the loving brother of Josephine (Chicky) Smith and her husband of Woburn and Rose Marie Chioccola of Stoneham; the devoted grandfather of Christina Chioccola, Derek and Kyle Morgan, Michael and Jessica Simpson, Katie-Leigh Turgiss, Anthony Chioccola and the great grandfather of Dakota Farquette.

Funeral services were conducted at Frazier Funeral in Winthrop on March 22. Interment followed at the Belle Isle Section of the Winthrop Cemetery. Expressions of sympathy in Mike’s memory may be donated to the Kidney Foundation, 85 Astor Avenue, Suite 2, Norwood, MA 02061 or The Barnstead Food Bank, P.O. Box 11, Center Barnstead, NH 03225.

Vincent Gabriel DeNunzio


Vincent DeNunzio of York, Maine died on March 16 in Palm Harbor, Florida. He was 92 years old.

“Vin” was born in Revere on June 24, 1921 to the late Vincent and Louise (Turco) DeNunzio. After graduating from Revere High School, he joined the Civilian Conservation Corps, which led him to Worland, Wyoming. This experience introduced him to the beauty of the West, where he would eventually settle. After the CCCs, Vin studied Forestry at the University of Idaho, then enlisted in the Army Air Corps in 1942. Discharged in 1944, he then returned East and worked at General Electric in Lynn where he met the love of his life, Jean Ann Messina. Vin and Jean married in 1946 and moved to Idaho, where Vin and a friend started the North Fork Logging Company. Vin and Jean later returned East, and Vin earned his Master in Education degree at Boston University.

An educator at heart, Vin then worked for the Bureau of Indian Affairs teaching on a Pueblo reservation in Santo Domingo, New Mexico. In 1955, Vin and Jean settled in Brigham City, Utah, where Vin held the position of Administrator at the Intermountain Indian School. His most significant contribution during this time was teaching English to Navajo Indians.

Vin and Jean resided in Brigham for 21 years, where they raised four children. In 1976, Vin retired from the government and moved to Wichita, Kansas, where he was the Principal of St. Thomas Aquinas School until his official retirement in 1980. After a stay in Florida, Vin and Jean enjoyed retirement in York, Maine for over 30 years. They recently moved to Palm Harbor, Florida to live with their son Peter and family.

Vincent is survived by Jean, his loving wife of 67 years, his son Peter and his wife, Cyndi DeNunzio of Palm Harbor, FL; his son Steven and his wife, Judy DeNunzio of Vancouver, WA; his son Michael DeNunzio of Tampa, FL, and his daughter Ann Marie and her husband, Stan Durlacher of Carlisle, MA. He is also survived by his granddaughter Karen and her husband, Stephen Garufo; his grandsons Dustin and Dominic DeNunzio, his granddaughters Emily and Grace Durlacher, his three great-grandchildren Stephen Peter, Anna Louise, and Gabriel Vincent Garufo; his sisters, Rita Sweeney of Revere, Joan and her husband, Joseph Patti of Orinda, CA and the late Anne Peterson of Concord, MA and is also lovingly survived by many nieces and nephews.

A memorial mass will be held at St. Anthony’s Church in Revere on Saturday, March 29 at 11a.m. After the service, family and friends are cordially invited to “Happy Hour” in celebration of Vin’s life and legacy, where Lambrusco will be flowing. Location will be announced after Mass. Donations can be made in Vincent’s name to the American Foundation for the Blind, 2 Penn Plaza, Suite 1102, New York, NY 10121.

Pamela ‘Penny’ Ciampi

Of Saugus and Maine

Pamela “Penny” J. (Testa) Ciampi of Saugus and Maine died on March 17.

She was the beloved wife of Robert J. Ciampi; mother of Michelle Testa and James Testa, both of Maine; stepmother of Nychola Slater and her husband, David of Saugus; grandmother of Veronica Slater; daughter of the late Albert and Marilyn (McNeil) Testa and sister of Richard Testa of California and Steven Testa of Lynnfield.

Her Funeral was held from The Carr Funeral Home, Melrose. Burial was in Puritan Lawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, kindly make a memorial donation in Pamela’s name to: Dysautonomia International, 6151 Executive Blvd. Rockville, MD 20852 or

George Kingston

Retired Revere School Administrator and Principal;

George R. Kingston of Revere passed away following a long illness on March 23 at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston. He was 80 years old.

Born and raised in Revere, he was a 1951 graduate of Immaculate Conception High School. He entered the US Army in May of 1953 during the Korean Conflict and served until April of 1955 with the rank of Sergeant. He then returned to school at Suffolk University, graduated and continued at Salem State College to earn his Masters Degree in Education.

Mr. Kingston spent more than 30 years within the Revere School System. Much of his career was at the Barrows School serving as a teacher and principal and he then went went on to the McKinley and Lincoln Schools, retiring in 1994.

He was a Life Member of the Revere Knights of Columbus, Past President and member of the Revere Municipal Credit Union, a member of the Retired Revere Teachers’ Association and a long time member of the American Legion Post #61 of Revere.

George began and ended his life within the confines of the “Immaculate Conception Neighborhood.” That fact and the comfort and dedication of his extraordinary family brought him peace and joy in the last 10 years.

His dear wife, Ann M. (LaSalle) Kingston died in February of 2003. He was the devoted father of: George W. “Rusty” Kingston and his fiancee, Doreen Peri of Cheshire, Connecticut, John F. Kingston of Revere, director of the Revere Municipal Credit Union and Christopher G. Kingston and his wife, Melissa of Tewksbury; the cherished grandfather of: Jennifer A. and Jeffrey C. Kingston of Revere, Garrett R. and Cameron C. Kingston, both of Tewksbury, Olivia Rose, Ryan P. and Sean F. Kingston, all of Cheshire, CT. He is also lovingly survived by his daughter in law, Maria K. Kingston of Revere, many nieces, nephews, grand nieces and grand nephews, his brother in law Atty. Ronald F. Corbett, Retired City Assessor.

George was the last of his siblings. He was the brother of the late Virginia T. Corbett, Dorothy F. Stuart, Eleanor Reardon and Margaret Miller and the son of the late George and Margaret (O’Leary) Kingston.

Family and friends are invited to attend visiting hours on Thursday, March 27 from 3 to 8 p.m. In the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Route 107) Revere. The Funeral will be conducted on Friday, March 28 at 9:30 a.m. from the funeral home followed by a Funeral Mass in the Immaculate Conception Church (Corner of Beach Street and Winthrop Avenue, Revere) at 10:30 a.m. Entombment will be in Holy Cross Community Mausoleum, Malden. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to: the “Kingston Family Scholarship Fund,” c/o Revere Municipal Credit Union, 281 Broadway, Revere, MA 02151. For more information, visit:

Donald Marks

Retired Truck Driver

Donald Lester Marks, a 55 year resident of Revere, died on March 23 in the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center of Boston following a short illness. He was 78 years old.

Born in Chelsea, he attended Chelsea Schools and was a 1953 graduate of Chelsea High School. Most of his working career was as a truck driver for local companies and he retired at age 65 from the W.A. Wood Co. Mr. Marks was a long standing member of Mt. Vernon-Gaillean Lodge AF&AM of Malden for more than 27 years. He carried the title of “Master Mason.”

He was the beloved husband of 53 years of Lorraine A. (Aideuis); the devoted father of Brenda J. Kelly and her husband, John T. “Jake” Kelly, Donald L. Marks, Jr. and his wife, Maria, all of Lynnfield and the late William C. Marks; the cherished grandfather of Matthew R. and Lauren E. Kelly and Austin H. and Olivia M. Marks, all of Lynnfield and the late Hunter J. Marks. He was the brother of Dorothy L. Waters and her husband, John of Ipswich and is also lovingly survived by several nieces and nephews.

Family and friends are invited to attend visiting hours today, Wednesday, March 26 from 4 to 7 p.m. in the Vetuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Route 107) Revere. Funeral services and interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, 60 Walnut St., Wellesley Hills, MA 02481. For more information, please visit:

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