Longtime Insurance Agent
Philip Murphy of Revere died on January 30.
An insurance agent for many years and a US Navy Vietnam Veteran, he was the beloved husband of Flora Lindberg; devoted father of Donna Murphy of New Hampshire and Linda Murphy and Nancy Vallee, both of Wilmington; dear brother of the late Edward, Robert, Jack, and William Murphy; loving grandfather of Cory, Kyle and Jason. He is also survived by Flora’s son Derek Lindberg.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the charity of one’s choice. At the family’s request, all service are private. For guest book please visit: www.Buonfiglio.com
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John ‘C.J.’ Courtois
Laughter is his overwhelming legacy; brought much joy and happiness to those around him
John J. “C.J.” Courtois of Revere died on January 29.
A member of the Hells Angels MC Worcester AFFA Chapter, John had an extraordinary outlook on life and spent many hours sharing his humorous stories with those he loved. He loved deeply and often showed his love through his cooking — his meatballs and sauce are legendary among his friends and family. The overwhelming legacy of his life was laughter, his storytelling gift was incomparable. John brought so much joy and happiness to those around him.
He was the beloved husband of Kathryn “Kerri” (Nugent) of Revere; loving and devoted son of John B. and Lorraine (Shea) Courtois of Uxbridge; devoted father of Joseph of Saugus, Renee of Lynn, Jinell of Lynn, Nicole of Wakefield and the late John J. Jr.; step-father of Alicia and Erin Ago of Revere; dear brother of Miriam “Terri” Wolczik and her husband, John of Uxbridge and Nan Caiazzo and her husband, Tom of N.Andover; cherished Papa of eight grandchildren.
His Funeral Service will be held in the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons~Bruno Funeral Home 128 Revere St., Revere on Saturday, February 7 at 11 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited at 10:30am. Interment will be in Puritan Lawn Memorial Park. Visiting hours are Friday from 5 to 8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: American Heart Assoc. 20 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701 For online guestbook and memorial. please visit: www.Buonfiglio.com
Longtime Metro Credit Union Employee; selfless woman, dedicated to family & friends
Rosemarie (Covina) Pawlak died on Friday, January 30 at Mass. General Hospital. She was 70 years old.
Born and raised in Chelsea, Rosemarie attended Chelsea Public Schools and was a graduate of Chelsea High School, Class of 1961. Immediately after graduating, Rosemarie went to work for Metropolitan Credit Union, working her way to become a mortgage consultant. She retired after 33 years of service.
Rosemarie was well known for her love and dedication to the Boston Sports Teams. She loved watching the Patriots, Red Sox and Bruins. Her other passion was enjoying her visits to Foxwoods. She was also an avid “Bingo” player at many of the local area Bingo Parlors.
Above all, Rosemarie was a selfless woman who was dedicated to her family and friends. She would help anyone in need and offer whatever she had to them and never ask for anything in return.
She was the devoted wife of the late John A. Pawlak,Sr. with whom she shared 37 years of marriage; the loving mother of John A. Pawlak, Jr. and his companion, Debbie Duggan of Everett, Deborah A. Grillo and her husband, Juliano Grillo of East Boston and Lisa M. Pawlak of Revere; the cherished grandmother of Victoria Pawlak, Richard Trimarchi, Nicholas Pawlak, Matthew J. Grillo, Anthony Grillo and Juliana Grillo; the beloved sister of Eleanor Covino of New Hampshire, John Covino of Chelsea, Anthony Covino and his wife, Donna of Winthrop and the late Bernard Covino. She is also lovingly survived by many nieces and nephews.
Family and friends are invited to attend visiting hours today, Wednesday, February 4 from 4 to 8 p.m. in the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Route 107) Revere. Her funeral will be conducted from the funeral home on Thursday, February 5 at 8 a.m., followed by a Funeral Mass at 9 a.m. in St. Mary of the Assumption Church (Washington Ave.) Revere. Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to: St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, P.O. Box 1000, DEPT. 142, Memphis, TN 38101-9908. For more information, visit www.vertuccioandsmith.com
Avid sports fan
Richard Dolan of Revere, formerly of Dorchester died on January 14 at the Massachusetts General Hospital. He was 69 years old.
Richard worked at Solutech Chemical Co for many years and he was an avid Boston sports fan.
The son of the late James Dolan and Josephine (Regan), he was the beloved life partner of Elaine Gorden, the dear brother of Barbara Gorham and her husband, Richard of Rockland, Jacki Morganelli of Epping, NH and the late Diane Wentworth. He is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews. All services were held privately with arrangements by Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, 128 Revere St., Revere. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen St., Framingham Ma 01701. For guestbook. please visit www.Buonfiglio.com
Worked at State Street Bank and Omni Parker House
John Tobin B.S. In Agricultural Science. (N.U.I.), M. Sc. (Dubl.), M.B.A. (N.U.I.). of Revere, formerly of Ballylooby, Tipperary, Ireland died on January 25.
John worked for many years at State Street Bank as a Portfolio Accountant and in security at the Omni Parker House in Boston. John enjoyed socializing and playing golf at Kelley Greens in Nahant.
He was the beloved husband of Donna Lombardo; devoted father of Rory, Eilis, Michael and John. He is survived by his brother, Richard and pre-deceased by seven others and is also survived by eight loving grandchildren and many nieces, nephews and in-laws.
Funeral arrangements were by the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, Revere. Interment was in Woodlawn Cemetery. For guest book please visit www.buonfiglio.com
Laurence Carroll, Sr.
30 Year Supervisor at Polaroid; man with many interests and hobbies
Laurence R. Carroll, Sr., a lifelong Revere resident, died unepectedly at 83 years old.
Born and raised in Revere, Larry attended Revere Schools, then went to the Everett Trade School in Everett. He became a Machinist.
In 1952, he enlisted in the US Army during the Korean Conflict. During his time in the Army, he rose to the Rank of Sargent. In 1955, after his honorable service to his country, he returned home and married his sweetheart, Marilyn E. Kehoe. The couple made their home in Revere and raised four children.
He began working at Custom Auto Body and due to his vast knowledge of repairing various things, he became an insurance adjuster. He later went to work for Polaroid, a career that would span over 30 years and he retired as a supervisor. Larry was a man with many interests, he loved the ocean and being on his boat. He was an avid fisherman. He also enjoyed growing vegetables in his garden. He was a past member of Chelsea Yacht Club, Cary Square Club, VFW Post #940 and #6712.
Above all of his interests and hobbies, he loved his family. He was a dedicated father and became a very proud and loving grandfather. He made it known to many how he loved his grandchildren.
He was the devoted husband of Marilyn E. (Kehoe) Carroll of Revere with whom he shared 60 years of marriage; the loving father of Patricia A. Edris and her husband, Christopher H. of Bedford, Laurence R. Carroll, Jr and his wife, Marjorie J. of Lynnfield, Christine M. Masiello and her husband, Anthony of Revere and the late Marilyn J. Carroll; the adored grandfather of Larry Carroll, Ryan Carroll, Joshua Carroll, Michaela Carroll and Madison Masiello; the beloved brother of Alice Cardone of Revere and the late Richard Carroll. He is also lovingly survived by many nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews and by many brothers and sisters in law.
Family and friends are invited to attend visiting hours on Thursday, February 5 from 4 to 8 p.m. in the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Route 107) Revere. His funeral will be conducted from the funeral home on Friday, February 6 at 9:30 a.m., followed by a Funeral Mass at 10:30 a.m., in the Immaculate Conception Church (Corner of Beach St. & Winthrop Ave.) Revere. Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to: St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital P.O. Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, TN 38101 – 9908 .For more information, visit www.vertuccioandsmith.com
Vincenza ‘Vicky’ Carrabes
Worked for the New England Press Association
Vincenza A. ‘Vicky’ Carrabes, a lifelong Revere resident, entered into eternal rest on February 1 at home after a long illness. She was 89 years old.
Vicky attended Boston University and was an administrative secretary for the New England Press Association. Active in the Northeastern University Faculty Wives organization, Vicky was a devoted wife and mother well known for her cooking and baking skills.
The beloved wife for 63 years of Marcello J. Carrabes of Revere, she was the daughter of the late Francesco and Rafaella (Crisci) Diglio; mother of Marcia Carrabes and Laurie Carrabes of Revere, Mark Carrabes of Lyttelton Harbor, New Zealand and Lisa Covais and her husband, Michael of Quincy; grandmother of Emidio ‘Dio’ Covais of Quincy; dear sister of Frances Diglio and her companion, Daniel Callahan of Revere, and Marie Romano and her husband, Robert of Reading and was predeceased by her brother Anthony Diglio of Lynn and sister Clementina ‘Mindy’ Altavilla of Chelsea and Lynnfield.
Her Funeral will be held from the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons~Bruno Funeral Home 128 Revere St., Revere on Friday, February 6 at 9 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Anthony’s Church at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Visiting Hours are Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m. For online memorial and guestbook, please visit: www.Buonfiglio.com
Salvatore ‘Sonny’ Cianciulli, Jr.
US Postal Retiree; Operator of Family Business “Toody’s Express” for many years
Salvatore ‘Sonny’ Cianciulli, Jr. died on Thursday, January 29 at the Pilgrim Manor of Peabody following a long illness. He was 80 years old.
Born and raised in East Boston, his family later moved to Revere and he attended Revere schools. Sonny went to work for the family business, “Toody’s Express.” He enlisted in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict and when he returned home from serving his country, Sonny went back to the family business. He would learn all facets of the trucking business, eventually taking it over and operating it for many years.
In June of 1957, he married the love of his life, Mildred E. Casaletto. The couple remained in Revere before moving back to East Boston to raise their three children.
When Sonny turned 50 years old, he retired from Toody’s Express and began a new career as a letter carrier, retiring at age 65.
Sonny, who was a past member of the Sons of Italy, enjoyed his retirement with his wife, children and grandchildren. He loved his family more than life itself.
He was the devoted husband of Mildred E. “Millie” (Caseletto) Cianciulli; the loving father of Gail M. Poirier and her husband, Scott, Boston Fire Lt. Jerry M. Cianciulli and his wife, Laurie, all of Peabody and the late Rhonda M. Falzone; the cherished grandfather of John M. Falzone and his wife, Kerry, David R. Falzone and his companion, Jennifer Buckley, Briana L. Poirier, Justin S. Poirier and Renee L. Cianciulli; the adored great grandfather of Lucus, Alexa and Skyla Falzone; the beloved brother of Sophie Winn of Billerica, Rita Flannigan of Lynn and the late Martin Cianciulli. His is also lovingly survived by many nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews. Interment will be in Massachusetts National Cemetery, Bourne.
Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, Revere.
In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, P.O. Box 1000 Dept. 142, Memphis, TN 38101-9908. For more information, visitwww.vertuccioandsmith.com
Taught at Bridgewater State College
Dr. Elia Coppola, a longtime Plymouth resident, passed away peacefully on January 29, 2015, surrounded by friends and family.
Dr. Coppola was born August 2, 1941 in San Salvatore Telesino, Italy to Francesco Coppola and Alessandria (Maturo) Coppola.
Dr. Coppola came to the United States when he was 22 to study chemistry. He graduated with a PhD in analytical chemistry from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York, where he met the love of his life, his wife Kathy.
Dr. Coppola was a team leader in research and development at Ocean Spray Cranberries, Inc., where he led several important projects and traveled internationally representing the company. Education was vitally important to Dr. Coppola, and as he neared retirement, he shared his love of chemistry by teaching at Bridgewater State College.
He also was passionate about soccer, and volunteered as both coach and referee for Plymouth Youth Soccer for many years, including coaching each of his children’s soccer teams.
A dedicated and loving father, Dr. Coppola is survived by Kathy and his three children, Alessandra Petruccelli, Cynthia Coppola and Francesco Coppola, his son-in-law Anthony Petruccelli, daughter-in-law Kelly Coppola, and grandchildren Alexa and Anthony Petruccelli and Kayla, Nicholas and Cole Coppola. He is also survived by his brother Mario and sister-in-law Francine Coppola, and sister-in-law and brother-in-law Judy and John Elie. In addition, Dr. Coppola is survived by his niece and nephews, Christina DeCrescenso, Mario Coppola, Peter and Steven Elie.
A wake and celebration of Dr. Coppola’s life was held on Tuesday, February 3 followed by a Funeral Mass at Saint KateriTekakwitha.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Cranberry Hospice, 36 Cordage Park Circle, Suite 326, Plymouth, MA 02360 or the Alzheimer’s Association at
www.alz.org or P.O. Box 96011, Washington, DC 20090.
Henry ‘Rico’ Barone
Dedicated family man
Henry F. “Rico” Barone of Revere, formerly of East Boston, passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family after a brief illness. He was 85 years old.
Rico was born in the North End of Boston and his family later settled in the Jeffries Point section of East Boston. He was educated in the Boston Schools, attended Boston English High School and, like many people of his generation, he had to leave school to help support the family.
In 1951, Rico enlisted in the US Army during the Korean Conflict. After proudly serving his country, Rico returned home in March of 1953 and in June of 1953 he wed his long time sweetheart, Lillian J. Garisto. The couple settled in East Boston and soon began their family.
During this time Rico was employed at Keystone Manufacturing in Dorchester, for nearly 20 years. He then began his career with the U.S. Postal Service, as a “Mail Handler.” Rico was known as a dedicated family man, he loved being with his family and enjoying the time they shared together. But, above all, he loved being a grandfather and great grandfather.
He was the devoted husband of Lillian J. (Garisto) Barone of Revere; the loving father of Linda M. Fogarty of Melrose and her late husband, William Fogarty and Michael L. Barone and his wife, Ann of Methuen; the cherished grandfather of Dale R. Cibene and his wife, Allison, Danielle M. Farnsworth and Michael L. Barone, all of Melrose and Lisa A. Barone of Methuen; the adored grandfather of Ella, Izzy, Will and Luke; the beloved brother of Vincent Barone and his wife, Dorothy of Brockton and the late Minzy Barone, Louis “Chickie” Barone and Elisa Derby. He is also lovingly survived by several nieces and nephews.
A Funeral Service was conducted at the Vertuccio and Smith Home for Funerals on Saturday, January 31. Services concluded with Military Honors followed by interment at Oakdale Cemetery in Middleton. Should friends desire, memorial remembrances may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, MA & NH Chapter, 480 Pleasant St. Watertown, MA 02472. To sign the online guestbook, please visit: www.vertuccioandsmith.com. Funeral Arrangements under the direction of the Vertuccio and Smith, Home,
Active in her children’s lives, the community,
Rita L. (Quinlan) Kehoe of Revere died on the eve of her 8nd birthday on Wednesday, January 28 at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston following a brief illness.
Born and raised in Revere, she attended Immaculate Conception Schools and was a graduate of Immaculate Conception High School, Class of 1951. After graduation, Rita went to work for New England Tel. & Tel. as an “Operator” and in June of 1954, she married Joseph R. Kehoe, a love that lasted a lifetime. The couple remained in Revere and raised their family of six children. Rita loved being a wife and mother. She was dedicated to her family, always giving of herself and providing her family with an endless abundance of love. She was active in her children’s lives as well as her community.
One other important aspect of Rita’s life was her faith and she was a devotee of the Immaculate Conception Parish. Rita was a member of the Immaculata Guild, as well as the Women’s Bowling Team, The Smart Set Seniors and the Mothers Club. She enjoyed spending time with her family and treasured her time with her grandchildren in later years.
She was the devoted and loving wife of Joseph R. Kehoe of Revere with whom she shared 60 years of marriage; the cherished mother of Joseph E. Kehoe and Francesca M. of Upton, Cheryl A. Frye and Robert of Revere, Marie L. Kehoe and her companion, K.C. Cockrill of Natick, James M. Kehoe and his wife, Doreen of Stoneham, Patricia E. Casey and her husband, William F. of Billerica and John R. Kehoe of Albuquerque, NM. She was the adored grandmother of 12 loving grandchildren and four great grandchildren; the beloved sister of Frances Davis of Hyde Park and the late Seaman 1st Class James F. Quinlan, Jr., U.S. Navy World War II and Robert A. Quinlan. She is also lovingly survived by many nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.
Her Funeral will be conducted from the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, 77 Broadway (Route 107) Revere today, Wednesday, February 4 at 9:30 a.m., followed by a Funeral Mass at 10:30 a.m. in Immaculate Conception Church (Corner of Beach St. & Winthrop Ave.) Revere. Interment will be in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to: St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital P.O. Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, TN 38101 – 9908. For more information, visitwww.vertuccioandsmith.com