Obituaries 10-22-2014

Ronald Pulicari

Of Florida, formerly of Revere

Ronald Pulicari of Daytona, Florida, formerly of Revere, died on September 23.

He was the beloved husband of Rose (Pollino); cherished son of the late Mario and Josephine Pulicari; dear brother of Jean Dacey of Revere, Joseph Pulicari and his wife, Karen of Saugus and the late Mario Pulicari and is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend a memorial mass to be celebrated in his honor on Saturday morning, October 25 at the Immaculate Conception Church in Revere at 9 a.m.


Walter Petrocelli

Of Scituate, formerly of Revere 

Walter A. Petrocelli of Scituate passed away on October 16 at Sunrise Assisted Living in Cohasset. He was 93 years old.

The husband of the late Gloria (Bonomi), Walter was born and raised in Revere, graduated from Revere High School, Class of 1940 and from Northeastern University, Class of 1944, majoring in Engineering. During the years of 1944 and 1945, he served in the US Air Force as an instructor of B-29 Gunnery System.

In 1951, he opened and operated Petrocelli Floor Covering in Marshfield and retired in 2005. Walter was past president of Kiwanis Club in Marshfield and a member of the Knights of Columbus in Scituate.

He is survived by his sister, Gloria Crotty of Lynnfield, his devoted niece, Jeanette Schultz of Scituate, his brother-in-law William T. Bonomi of Brookline and other nieces and nephews. He was the brother of the late Viola Petrocelli.

Funeral arrangments were by the Richardson-Gaffey Funeral Home, Scituate. Donations in Walter’s memory may be made to Beacon Hospice, 32 Resnick Rd, Suite 3, Plymouth, MA 02360.   For information and online condolences

 Carmella ‘Chickie’ MacDonald

Revere Substitute Teacher

Carmellab “Chickie”     (Cavaleri) MacDonald of Revere, formerly of East Boston, passed away October 15, surrounded by her loving family at the Melrose Wakefield Hospital.

Carmella was a substitute School Teacher in the Revere School System.

She was the beloved wife of Attorney Patrick “Pat” MacDonald with whom she shared 24 years of marriage; loving mother of Amanda, Racquel and Noelle MacDonald, all of Revere; dear sister of Marie Mattera of Revere, Angela Cavaleri of Saugus, Frank “ Buddy” Cavaleri of Rhode Island and Keith Cavaleri of Hawaii and fond aunt of many nieces and nephews. Funeral arrangements were by Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, Revere. Committal was private. For guest book:


Eleanor ‘Ellie’ Piccuito

Retired Beautician

Eleanor “ Ellie” (Ferrara) Piccuito of Revere, formerly of Quincy, died unexpectedly at home on October 18. She was 96 years old.

Ellie worked as a beautician for many years. She was an avid Bingo player who loved her trips to Foxwoods.

Born in Fitchburg, the daughter of the late Peter and Jeanette (Spadafora) Ferrara, she was the beloved wife of the late Richard F.; devoted mother of Rich of Las Vegas; dear sister of Elizabeth Palladino of Revere, Irene Frederick of Peabody and the late Dorothy Kraby and is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.

Her Funeral will be held from the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, 128 Revere St., Revere today, Wednesday, October 22 at 9 a.m. Followed by a Funeral Mass in St Anthony’s Church at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends are kindly invited. For guest book please visit


Neil ‘Neilsie’ Penn

Of West Roxbury and Revere

Neil “Neilsie” Penn of West Roxbury and Revere passed away peacefully on October 17 after a brief illness. He was 44 years old.

He was the cherished and beloved son of Richard and Catherine (Belinfante) Penn of Revere and was adored by his sister Marcy Mucci and her husband, Brian. He is survived by one nephew, Nicholas Mucci, all of Revere.

We would like to express a sincere thank you to Dr. Deborah Dreyfus and the entire staff at the May House for the exceptional care and compassion they provided for Neil.

Arrangements were by Torf Funeral Service. Interment was private. Donations in Neil’s memory may be made to the May Institute, 630 VFW Parkway, West Roxbury, MA 02132.


Michael A. Iovanna

President of Pride Motors

Michael A.  Iovanna “President of Pride Motor Group” of Middleton formerly of Swampscott, by accident on Oct 19th. Beloved husband of Suzanne (Mara). Cherished father of Michael Jr and Alexandra Iovanna  both of Middleton. Dear son of the late Ralph and Patricia (Murray) Iovanna. Also survived by many loving aunts, uncles and cousins.  Visiting hours in the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home 128 Revere St Revere on Thursday from 3-8 pm. Funeral Mass in St Anthony’s Church on Friday Oct 24th at 11 am. Relatives and friends are kindly invited. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to St Jude Children’s Research Hospital 262 Danny Thomas PL Memphis TN 38105. Michael was graduate St Dominic Savio High School, and Stonehill College Class of 86. Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery. For guestbook please visit


Joseph Marquardo. Sr.

Retired Owner of M & M Paving of Tewksbury

Services and interment were held privately at Woodlawn Cemetery in Everett for Joseph A. Marquardo, Sr. who died on October 10 following a long illness at Beverly Hospital. He was 82 years old.

Born and raised in Malden, he attended Malden schools and lived in Malden until moving to Revere in the 1950’s. He lived here until 2002 when he moved to Danvers. Mr. Marquardo owned and operated M & M Paving of Tewksbury for more than 35 years before he retired. For a time, he also lived in Las Vegas, Nevada.

He was the husband of the late Joanne (Williams) Marquardo who passed in April of 1993. He was the beloved father of: Linda M. Torregrossa of Revere, Michael A. Marquardo of Lynn, James J. Marquardo of Everett, Joseph A. Marquardo, Jr. of Wakefield and the late Richard J. Marquardo. He was the dear brother of Philip Marquardo of Peabody, Catherine Schepeci of Seabrook, NH and Edward Marquardo of Somerville and is also lovingly survived by 11 grandchildren, five great grandchildren and by many nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to your favorite charity. For more information, please visit:


Barbara Alimonti

Revere Housewife

Barbara A. ( Granara ) Alimonti of Revere, formerly of East Boston and Winthrop, passed away October 18 at home surrounded by her loving family.

The beloved wife of Joseph A. Alimonti with whom she shared 62 years of marriage, she was the loving mother of Stephen Alimonti and his wife, Michele, Judith Gregorio and her husband, William and Michael Alimonti, all of Revere and the late Joseph Alimonti; dear sister of the late Eleanor Anderson, Frances Magee, Margaret Rossi, Elizabeth, Eugene, John, Joseph, Arthur, William and Richard Granara; cherished grandmother of Stephen, Joseph, Domenic and Brianna Alimonti, Nikki and Marc Gregorio and great grandmother of: Giovanni, Daniel, Allessandra Alimonti and Sophie Cabrera.

Family and friends will honor Barbara’s life by gathering in Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, 262 Beach Street, Revere at 9 a.m. this morning, Wednesday, before leaving in procession to St Mary’s of the Assumption Church, Washington Avenue, Revere for a Funeral Mass to be celebrated in her honor at 10 a.m. Burial will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made in Barbara’s name to the Home for Little Wanderers c/o of Judith Gregorio, 42 Asti Ave., Revere, MA 02151. For directions and online guest


Steven Johnson, Jr.

Carpenters Union Member

Steven E. Johnson Jr of North Andover, formerly of Saugus, died by accident on October 17. He was 42 years old.

Born in Malden Hospital and raised in Saugus, Steven served in the United States Army during the Persian Gulf War and was a member of the Carpenters Union Local 218.

He was the loving father of Brandi Johnson and David Johnson, both of California and Dakota Johnson of New Hampshire; beloved son of Steven and Floy (Bright) Johnson; dear brother of Tammy Johnson-Cannata of Saugus, Clinton and his wife, Jessie of Wilmington and Marie Bridges and her husband, Eric of Saugus; devoted Fiancé of Gena DelSolia of North Andover; dear nephew of Phyllis and Frank Andreottola of Saugus. and is also survived by five loving nieces and nephews, one great niece and he was also the uncle of one late nephew.

Funeral from the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, 128 Revere St. Revere on Thursday, October 23 at 10 a.m. Followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Anthony’s Church at 11 a.m. Relatives and friends are kindly invited. Visiting hours will be today, Wednesday, from 4 to 8 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Epilepsy Foundation of New England, 357 Middlesex Avenue, Wilmington MA 01887. For guest book please visit

Franklin Osgood, Sr.

Retiree of White Fuel of Chelsea

  Family and friends are invited to attend visiting hours on Thursday, October 23 at the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Route 107) Revere beginning at 9 a.m. for Franklin Samuel Osgood, Sr. who died unexpectedly at his Marshfield residence on October 18. His Funeral Service will be conducted in the Funeral Home following visiting hours at 11 a.m. Interment will be in the Mass. National Cemetery (VA) in Bourne.

Born and raised in Revere, he was a 1959 graduate of Revere High School. He entered the US Marine Corps in January of 1963, served as a corporal (E-4) during Vietnam and was honorably discharged on February 9, 1965.

Mr. Osgood began working for White Fuel of Chelsea in 1965 and spent almost 40 years with the firm as a senior oil burner technician. He was a Teamster and a member of Local 25. He was also a long time member of the Broadsound Tuna Club of Revere. He left Revere in 1994 to move to Marshfield.

He was the beloved father of: Christine Osgood-Yanelli of Middleton, Franklin S. Osgood, Jr. and his wife, Tracey of Peabody, Brian Osgood and his wife, Charlotte of Revere and Derek Osgood and his wife, Tara of Salem; the dear brother of Muriel “Mickey” Rosen and her husband, Howell of Lake Worth, Florida, Jerry Osgood of Chelsea and the late Gilbert and Theresa Osgood. He is also lovingly survived by his former companion, Judy Johnson, her children, Victoria and Bert Johnson, all of Marshfield, his 10 devoted grandchildren and by many nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation, 60 Walnut St., Wellesley, MA 02481. For additional information, please visit:


Frederick Sullivan

Decorated World War II Veteran

Frederick A. Sullivan of Everett died on October 15.

Fred was a US Army veteran of World War II and the recipient of the Purple Heart after being wounded in combat in the Battle of the Bulge under General George Patton’s 3rd Army. Fred worked for U.S. Postal service at the South Postal Annex in South Boston and also worked many years at the Gold Coin Restaurant in Malden and the Tasty Garden in Everett for the Chan family.

He was the father of Lori Manfra of Malden and Julie Macneil of Melrose; dear brother of Richard and Kenneth, both of Wakefield, Marian McCloud of Melrose, Shirley Neagle and Elizabeth Ianuzzi, both of Malden and the late Dorothy Harding and Frank Sullivan; cherished friend of Oneida “Marji “Lamos of Revere and is also survived by four loving grand children and many friends including John McAdam, Tommy Dillion, John Bagnell and former Everett Mayor Ed Conolly.

His Funeral service will be held in the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, 128 Revere St., Revere on Saturday, October 25 at 10:30 a.m. Relatives and friends are kindly invited. Visiting Hours will be Friday from 4 to 8 p.m. For guest book please visit

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