Obituaries 03-18-2015

John Papa Sena

Of Reading, formerly of Revere

John Papa Sena of Reading, formerly of Revere, died on March 13.

A US Army veteran of World War II, he was an operating engineer for Local 4.

He was the beloved husband of the late Dorothy (Reardon) Sena; devoted father of Lisa Cunha and her husband, Gregory of Reading and the late Stacey Sena; dear brother of Louise Palladino, Anthony “Wingsy” Sena, Ralph Sena, Robert Sena, Richard Sena and the late Emily DeAngelis, William Sena and Angelo “Junie” Sena Jr.; cherished Papa of Gregory and his wife, Nicole, Jonathan and his wife, Natalie and Marisa and her fiancé, Seth. He is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.

A Funeral Service will be held in the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons~Bruno Funeral Home, 128 Revere St., Revere today, Wednesday, March 18 at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited at 9 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations in John’s memory may be made to: American Cancer Society, 30 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701 or Chelsea Soldiers Home, 91 Crest Ave, Chelsea, MA 02150. For online guestbook and memorial please visit:


Evelyn Squitieri

Active participant in Revere Council on Aging

Evelyn Squitieri, a long time Beachmont resident, died at her home on Saturday. She was 92 years old.

The wife of the late Luigi Squitieri, she was born in Boston, the daughter of the late Carmine and Matilda (Manfridonia) DeMartino. She worked as a security agent for State Street Bank and, for the last few years, Mrs Squitieri has been an active participant at the Revere Council on Aging.

She is survived by three children; Philip Squitieri and his wife, Barbara and Angela Squitieri, all of Revere and Susan Francis and her husband,, James of Florida; five grandchildren: Vanessa McKay, Bianca Quirk and her husband, John, Alexa Squitieri and her wife, Jen, Danielle and Katie Francis and great grandchildren; Brooke, Colin, Jonathan and Evelyn.Mrs. Squitieri was the sister of William DeMartino, Sr. of Revere and the late Frank DeMartino, Leo DeMartino, Rose Feeley and Amalia “Molly” DiCarlo. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Arrangements were by the Bisbee-Porcella Funeral Home, Saugus. Interment was at St. Michael Cemetery,, Roslindale. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to Care Dimensions, 75 Sylvan Street, Suite B-102, Danvers, MA 01923.

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Theresa L. Walles

Formerly of Revere

Theresa L. (Ioven) Walles of Wilmington formerly of Revere on March 17thsurrounded by her family after a long illness. “Longtime teacher Revere Public Schools”.  Beloved wife of Thomas L. Devoted mother of Thomas G. and his Fiancé Whitney of Chelmsford, Rena Stroud and her husband Michael of Wilmington. Loving Nonna of Zachary and Joshua Stroud. Dear sister of Anthony Ioven and his wife Mary of Mashpee. Also survived by many loving nieces, nephews, cousins and cherished friends. Funeral from the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home 128 Revere St Revere Friday March 20th at 9:00 am. Followed by a Mass in St Anthony’s Church at 10:00 am. Relatives and Friends are kindly invited. Visiting hours will be Thursday from 3-8pm. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society 30 Speen St Framingham Ma 01701. Interment Woodlawn Cemetery. For guestbook please visit


Marie Skovinski

Beautician of Melrose, formerly of Revere

Marie (Merullo) Skovinski of Melrose, formerly of Revere, died on February 7.

A very successful beautician for many years, she was the beloved wife of the late William, the devoted mother of Wanda Kyle and her husband, Bob of Glen, NH, Valerie King and her husband, Bill of Nahant, Claire Selvitella and her husband, Jerry of Saugus, Wilma Skovinski of Saxtons River, VT and the late Bernadette Skovinski; dear sister of Ralph Merullo of Longmeadow and the late Ann Migliozzi, Vera Mariani, Lucy Falcucci and John Merullo. She is also survived by nine loving grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren.

Her Funeral Service will be held in the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons~Bruno Funeral Home, 128 Revere St., Revere on Saturday, March 21 at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited at 9 a.m. Visiting hours are Friday from 4 to 8 p.m. Interment will be in Holy Cross Cemetery. For online guestbook and memorial please visit


William Morgan Bagley, Jr.

Retired Winthrop and East Boston pharmacist and former Chief of Staff for Head of State Administration in the Mass. House of Representatives

William Morgan Bagley, Jr. or “Bill” as he was lovingly known, passed away suddenly and peacefully, surrounded by his family, on March 13 in West Palm Beach, Florida. He was 71 years old.

He was born in Winthrop on January 8, 1944, grew up in East Boston and lived for nearly 20 years in London, Hong Kong and Dalian, China before recently settling in West Palm Beach, Florida.

Bill was a Registered Pharmacist, graduating from Massachusetts College of Pharmacy following graduation from Boston College High School. He practiced pharmacy in drug stores in East Boston and Winthrop from the 1960s through the 1980s. He was active in state-wide politics including election to the Massachusetts Democratic Election Committee in Ward One, East Boston and acted as campaign chairman of many successful election and re-election campaigns. After retiring from pharmacy, he accepted the position of Chief of Staff for the head of State Administration in the Massachusetts House of Representatives.

After retirement, Billy joined his wife, Carol in London where she worked for Fidelity Investments. From that point forward they lived abroad, travelling extensively throughout Europe and Asia.

Always sartorial and congenial, Bill was legendary for his uncurbed enthusiasm, limitless generosity and good nature. He always had a smile and a good word for everyone. Bill’s passion for life was almost matched by his love of playing golf. But his greatest enjoyment was spending time with family and friends. Bill Bagley’s life inspired us all.

Bill was the son of the late Attorney William M. Bagley and the late Grace E. (Snow) Bagley of East Boston, He and his wife, Carol A. Vahey, originally from Chelsea, shared 43 years together. Bill is also survived by his sister Dorothy R. Goodwin and her husband, Robert H. of Melrose; his brothers: Robert H. Bagley of Winthrop, Frederick D. Bagley and his wife, Paula J. of Naples, FL, Thomas R. Bagley and his wife, Mary J. of Delray Beach, FL. and his sister, Patricia G. Granara and her husband, Richard A. of Melrose. Bill was uncle and granduncle to many nieces and nephews.

Family and friends are invited to attend a Memorial Celebration of Life Mass on Saturday, March 21 at 11 a.m. in St. Anthony of Padua Church, 250 Revere St., Revere. Visiting Hours are respectfully omitted and interment is private. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to Florida Sheriff’s Youth Ranches, Inc., P.O. Box 2000 Boys Ranch, FL 32064-9984. Arrangements are in the care of: The Vertuccio and Smith Home for Funerals, of Revere. For more information, please visit

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