Obituaries 04-08-2015

Denis Bolognese

Of Revere

Denis R. Bolognese of Revere died on March 30.

He was the beloved son of Virginia “Jean” (Pisani) and the late Reginald Bolognese; dear brother of David and his wife, Ellen of Saugus and Lynda Cooke and her husband, Michael of Stoneham; treasured uncle of Nicholas, Jenna and Robert “Bobby” 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 today, Wednesday, April 8 at 11 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Anthony’s Church at 12 noon. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. For online guestbook and memorial, please

Anthony Albate, Jr.

Long time Revere Taxi Driver

Anthony Abate, Jr., formerly of Everett and Revere, died at his New Bedford home after a long illness. He was 65 years old

He worked as a taxi driver in Revere for many years and was a sergeant in U.S Air Force before being honorably discharged in October of 1976 after four years of service.

He was the beloved father of Anthony Abate III of Lynn and Jacqueline Abate of Roxbury; dear brother of Louis, Mary Abate and Chickie Abate; loving son of the late Anthony and Elizabeth Abate.

A Graveside service was held at Mass National Cemetery, Bourne on Tuesday, April 7. For online guest book and memorial visit:

Anna Forgione

Of Revere

Anna M. (D’Amore) Forgione of Revere died on April 3 after a long battle with multiple sclerosis.

She was the beloved wife of Richard Forgione, Sr. of Revere; loving mother of Richard Forgione, Jr. aand his wife, Linda of Saugus, David Forgione and his wife, Claudia of West Peabody; cherished “Nonnie” of Nicole, Alyssa and Briana; loving grandmother of Alessandra; dear sister of Paul D’Amore and devoted daughter of the late Benjamin and Rose (Luongo) D’Amore.

A Funeral Service will be held at the Paul Buonfiglio and Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, 128 Revere St., Revere on Thursday, April 9 at 7 p.m. Relatives and friends are kindly invited. Visitation will be prior from 4 to 7 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Anna’s memory to the Activities Fund Lighthouse Nursing Care Center, 204 Proctor Ave., Revere, MA 02151. For online guestbook and memorial please visit:

Anthony DiLorenzo

Retired Boston School Custodian

Anthony DiLorenzo of East Boston died at home following a long battle with multiple myeloma on March 30. He was 72 years old.

Born in Winthrop, he was a life long resident of East Boston and a devotee of Sacred Heart Parish Community of East Boston. He was a graduate of East Boston High School, Class of 1961. Anthony worked for the City of Boston as a school department custodian for over 35 years.

He was the beloved son of the late Vincent and Rose (DiLorenzo) DiLoreno; the devoted brother of the Rev. Thomas A. DiLorenzo, pastor of Holy Rosary Church of Winthrop; the dear nephew of Mary D’Agostino of East Boston and is also lovingly survived by his cherished cousin and her family, Mary E. Campanella and her husband, Joseph of Everett, their children and grandchildren who surrounded Anthony with much love and affection, a gift that provides all seniors with a magical sense of security.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Vertuccio & Smith Home For Funerals, Inc. Interment was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to “In Season & Out of Season,” P.O. Box 62, East Boston, MA 02128. For more information, please visit:

Carlo ‘Carl’ Cioffi

Retired MBTA Bus Driver; former proprietor of ACE Lock and key in Revere

Carlo H. “Carl” Cioffi of Saugus, formerly of Revere and Everett, died on March 31 at the Eastpointe Nursing Care Center in Chelsea where he had been receiving supportive care for the last 2 ½ years. He was 86 years old.

Born in Everett, Carl was an MBTA bus driver for 30 years, retiring in 1983, his regular route was the Eagle Street in East Boston to Revere Beach. Also during those years, he was the owner of ACE Lock and Key in Revere. Prior to moving to Saugus in 1991, he resided in Revere for 27 years. He was a member of the Balbo Club in Everett, for over 20 years and an usher at St. Mary’s Church in Revere. Devoted to his family, especially his grandchildren, he was a great cook as well as an avid dancer.

He was the devoted husband for 51 years to Grace H. (Duffy), the beloved father of Carl D. Cioffi and his wife, Patricia of Everett, John Cioffi and his wife, Deborah of Peabody, Carlene Grandolfi and her husband, George of Framingham, Mark Cioffi of Waltham, Kerri Lynn Tabb and her husband, Ronald of Westfield and the late Donna McConnell and Carla Dell Isola; father-in-law of Michael Dell Isola and his wife, Michelle of Melrose; brother of Jean Farese of Everett, Helen DeSimone of Tewksbury, Gloria Cioffi of Hanover, Carmella Capuano of Everett, Albert Cioffi of Stoneham and the late Mary DiGiacomo, Alfonse, Angelo and Paul Cioffi. He is also lovingly survived by 18 grandchildren, four great grandchildren as well as many nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Smith Funeral Home, Chelsea. Interment was at Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. Expressions of sympathy in his name may be made to the Eastpointe Nursing Home, Patient Activity Fund, 255 Central Ave., Chelsea, MA 02150 or to the Lewy Body Dementia Assoc.- LBDA, 912 Killian Hill Rd., S.W., Liburn, GA 30047. To send a message of condolence to Carl’s family, please visit

Thomas Mitchell Tranfaglia

February 20, 1941 – March 21, 2015

Thomas Mitchell Tranfaglia, formerly of Revere, passed away surrounded by his loved ones at home in Menlo Park, California.

Tom attended Shurtleff School, McKinley Jr. High School and Revere High School. After graduating from Boston University in 1962, Tom spent much of his professional life as a marketing executive with General Electric Co. in New Jersey and California; then, with Northern Telecom in California and London, England. This cultivated Pat and Tom’s love for London and frequent travel throughout Europe. In his later years as Founder and Board chairman of APSU Technology, he devoted himself to developing accessible solutions for providing safe water to impoverished areas of the world. Tom was devoted to social change and reveled in history and politics.

Tom loved sports, especially, golf and tennis. He and son enjoyed many golf games together and his tennis buddies will remember his wicked “lefty” serve. His family will miss him very much and will remember his positive attitude and incredible zest for life.

He is survived and dearly loved by his devoted partner, Patricia Owen; his son, Thomas Vincent Tranfaglia and his grandchildren, Simone and Jack of Petaluma, CA; his daughter, Sara Anne Tranfaglia of Sunnyvale, CA; his sister, Ann Penty of Sydney, Australia; his brother, Roger Tranfaglia and sister Karen Hadley and nephews, Aaron and Aiden of Owl’s Head, ME; his sister, Paula Tranfaglia Sanquist and nephew Austin of Damascus, MD.; as well as, each of their respective spouses. Tom relished his family and organized a recent family reunion in Sicily, Italy. He had planned a family reunion at Cape Cod where all will gather to celebrate his memory in July of 2015.

Joan Culliton

Of Peabody, formerly of Revere

Joan A. (Green) Culliton of Peabody, formerly of Revere, died on April 1. She was 82 years old.

Joan worked for many years as an assembler at Chelsea Clock and Marshall’s Corporation in Woburn.

Born and raised in Revere, the daughter of the late Daniel and Anntoinette (Mottolo), she was the beloved mother of Charlene Scarpa and her husband, Robert; devoted grandmother of Gina-Marie Scarpa of New York, NY; dear sister of the late Lucille DelGreco and Daniel Green and is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews. Funeral arrangements were by the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, Revere. Interment was in Woodlawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Rosewood Nursing and Rehab Residence Fund, 22 Johnson St. Peabody MA 01960. For guestbook please

Dina Ferrera

Passed away on Easter Sunday

Dina M. (Coccimiglio) Ferrera of Revere passed away on Easter Sunday, April 5. She was 46 years old.

The cherished daughter of Elena (Beatrice) and Nick Coccimiglio and daughter-in-law of Angela (Piscitelli) and Salvatore Ferrera, she was the beloved wife of Michael Ferrera; loving step-mother of Michael Ferrera, Jr. and Angela Marie Ferrera; caring sister of Trev Coccimiglio and his wife, Grace, Olina Roberto and her husband, Anthony, Nick Coccimiglio and his wife, Jenna and sister-in-law of Angela Frangolini and her husband, Pat and Lisa Ferrera August and her husband, Paul; adored aunt of Paige, Zack, Krystalyne, Giana, Gabriella, Christopher, Nicole, and Amanda and is also survived by many loving aunts, uncles and cousins, and loving pet dog Mea Ferrera.

Family and friends will honor Dina’s life by gathering in Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home on Saturday, April 11 from 9 to 11:30 a.m. with a Funeral Service to begin at 11:30 a.m. in our Chapel of the Resurrection. Interment will follow at Holy Cross Cemetery in Malden. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Dina’s memory to the American Heart Association, PO Box 417005 Boston, MA 02241 or at For directions and guestbook

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