Maryann Cardinale of Revere passed away on July 31.
She was the cherished daughter of the late Andrew Cardinale Sr. and Josephine (Mazziotta) Cardinale; dear sister of Andrew Cardinale, Jr. and his wife, Rosemary of Maine, E. Martha Caruso of Everett and Susan Labbe and her husband, Kenneth of Revere; loving niece of Pauline Graziano and Joseph Cardinale and his wife, Tilly and is also survived by many nieces, nephews and cousins.
Family and friends will honor Maryann’s life by gathering in Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, 262 Beach Street, Revere at 9 a.m. today, Wednesday, for a service in our chapel of the resurrection at 10 a.m. Burial will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. For guestbook and directions: www.vazzafunerals.com
James ‘Gigi’ DeSimone
Co-owner of Revere Pharmacy for more than 50 years
James J. “Gigi” DeSimone of Revere died on Thursday at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. He was 95 years old.
The beloved husband of the late Alice T. (Ford) DeSimone, he was born, raised and a lifelong resident of Revere and was the son of the late Luigi and Josephine (Gaeta) DeSimone.
Mr. DeSimone was a graduate of Revere High School, Mass. College of Pharmacy, and with his brother, Ben was the co-owner of the former Revere Pharmacy in Revere for well over 50 years. He was also a U. S. Army veteran of World War II who participated in the invasion of Normandy.
He leaves five children: Janice Sullivan and her husband, John, Carol Mastrangelo and her husband, Alan, Leanne Hartigan and her husband, Dennis, Joanne Rappa and her husband, Stephen and Dr. James DeSimone and his wife, Marta; one sister, Julia Purpura; 11 grandchildren: Jay Sullivan, Brendon Sullivan and his wife, Bethany, Ryan Sullivan and his wife, Amanda, Alan Mark Mastragelo and his wife, Meredith, Amy Mastragelo, Michael Hartigan and his wife, Danielle, Brian Hartigan and his wife, Kristie, Joe DeSimone, Kate DeSimone, Stephen Rappa and his wife, Liz and Amanda Moses and her husband, Scott; nine great grandchildren: Christopher, Christian, Alexandria, Harrison, Alanah, Cordelia, Alan, Ewan and Scott and many nieces, nephews, cousins, and long-time friend and business associate, Jimmy Fanikos.
Visiting hours will be held at the Bisbee-Porcella Funeral Home, 549 Lincoln Ave., Saugus, today, Wednesday, August 5 from 4 to 8 p.m. His funeral will be held from the funeral home on Thursday, August 6 at 9 a.m., followed by a Funeral Mass at St. Anthony’s Church, 250 Revere St., Revere at 10 a.m. Interment will be at Puritan Lawn Memorial Park in Peabody. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to: Founders Affiliate of American Heart Association, POB 417005, Boston, MA 02241. For directions and condolences: www.BisbeePorcella.com
Eugene ‘Geno’ Rapacioli
Owner of G&R Tile Corporation
Eugene “Geno” Jerome Rapacioli of Saugus, formerly of Boston’s North End, passed away on July 30. He was 70 years old.
Geno was the proud owner of G&R Tile Corporation and a member of the Friends of the North End.
He was the cherished son of the late Luigi “Geno” and Adeline (Tecce) Rapacioli; beloved husband of 37 years to the late Patricia (Carey) Rapacioli; loving father of Jason Rapacioli and his wife, Laura, Tamarah Rapacioli and Dana Rapacioli, caring brother of Frances Sacco, adored uncle of Richard Rizzo and is also survived by many loving nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Funeral arrangements were by Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, Revere. For guestbook: www.vazzafunerals.com
Lifelong Beachmont resident
Helen J. (Harrington) Smith, a lifelong resident of Beachmont, died at home surrounded by her family on July 31.
Helen worked as a bookkeeper at the Lyceum Restaurant in Salem for many years.
She was the beloved wife of the late Frank L Smith; devoted mother of Stephen and his husband, Richard Allsbrook of Roslindale, Stacey Smith of Revere, Christopher and his wife, Jane Morrissey of Salem, Tim and his wife, Diane of San Francisco and Kevin of Revere; dear sister of George Harrington of Maine and the late Barbara Lozier; loving grandmother of Deven, Regan, Courtney, Daniel, Connor, Eve, Luke, Jeremiah, Quincy, Richard and Carter and great grandmother of Jack and all her girls. She was the daughter of the late Jeremiah and Grace (Gould) Harrington and step daughter of the late Ronald Christopher.
Funeral arrangements were by the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, Revere. Interment was in Puritan Lawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Helen’s memory to the American Parkinson Disease Association of MA, 72 East Concord St, Boston MA 02118. For guest book please visit www.Buonfiglio.com
Long active at St. Anthony’ Parish Community
Lillian (Bevilacqua) LaCava, born, raised and a lifelong resident of Revere, passed at her home following a brief illness on July 31. She was 100 years old.
She was a 1933 graduate of Revere High School. The Bevilacqua family was a long time supporter and attendee of St. Anthony’s Parish for over 100 years. Mrs. LaCava was director of the Bingo Game for many years and a member of the former Anthonian Club.
She was the wife of the late Robert J. LaCava who died in October of 1974 and the devoted mother of Roberta A. Bengston of Atlanta, Georgia and Richard C. LaCava and his wife, Judith of Carver MA and Myrtle Beach, South Carolina; cherished grandmother of Christopher J. LaCava and his wife, Elita Loyola of Driftwood, Texas and Kristina A. Bengston of Lilburn, Georgia; the dear sister of Joseph A. Bevilacqua and Gilda Mercurio, both of Revere and the late Laura M. Bevilacqua, Retired Revere Fire Lt. Alexander “Andy” Drinkwater, Mary Compiano and Charles Bevilacqua. She is also lovingly survived by two great grandchildren: Emiliano G. and Sicilia A. LaCava and by many nieces, nephews, grand nieces and grand nephews.
Funeral arrangements were by the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, Revere. Interment was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. For more information, please visit: www.vertuccioandsmith.com
Worked as medical secretary and receptionist
Michelle A. Robertson-Rose of Revere died unexpectedly on Monday, July 27 at Melrose Wakefield Hospital. She was 44 years old.
She graduated from St. Rose High School of Chelsea in 1989 and continued her education at Bunker Hill Community College as a Medical Assistant and Secretary. She was employed by Massachusetts General Hospital Health Care, Norwood St. Division, in Everett as a medical secretary and receptionist for 10 years.
The beloved mother of Ashley A. Robertson of Revere, she was the devoted daughter of Joan M. (Lombardi) Robertson of Revere and the late Carl D. Robertson. Her husband, Frederick B. Rose of Beverly, also survives her. She was the dear sister to Michael A. Robertson and his wife, Tracy of Lynn and Ronald N. Robertson and his companion, Leah of Lynn; the special aunt to Kristen E. Robertson of Revere, Michael D. Robertson of Revere, Briana M. Robertson of Lynn, Nicholas J. Robertson of Essex and Dylan A. Robertson of Melrose; special grand-aunt of John P. Green, Anthony and Nicholas Palladino and Leeann Paladino. She is also lovingly survived by William Roselli of Lynn.
Family and friends are invited to attend her funeral at the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway, Revere today, Wednesday, August 5 at 11 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Anthony of Padua Church, 250 Revere St., Revere at 12 noon. Interment will be held privately at Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett.
Happiest when her house was overflowing with family and friends
Florence Penachio , a lifetime resident of Revere, died peacefully on July 28 at the age of 93.
Married for 54 years, she was the beloved wife of Joseph F. Penachio, who predeceased her in 1997. She was the mother of Arthur J. Penachio and his wife, Dee of Ipswich and Joseph R. Penachio and his wife, Cheryl of Peabody. She was also the former mother-in-law of Caryl Penachio of Beverly; the devoted grandmother of four: Joseph D. Penachio of Brooklyn, N.Y., Kim M. Stam of Ipswich, Taryn Sifakis of Alexandria, VA, and Joseph E. Penachio of Peabody. She will be missed by her 10 great-grandchildren: Jake, Max, Brooklyn, Holland, Liberty, Alexa, George, Eva, Joseph and Joyia. She was predeceased by five brothers: Joseph Malio, William Malio, Gerard Malio, Joseph Festa, and Anthony Festa and two sisters, Mary Melchiano, and Helen Toto and is survived by her other two sisters, Theresa Petrilli of Winthop and Louise Milano and her sister-in-law, Ruth Malio of Revere.
She is also survived by many devoted nieces and nephews who, like all her extended family members, have fond memories of the wonderful holiday dinners she hosted year after year. She was happiest when her house was overflowing with family and friends and her table was full with her wonderful cooking. She was an expert at crocheting afghans as well as the art of Japanese embroidery. Florence was particularly proud of her time as a crane operator as part of the World War II effort in a munitions factory in the Boston area. She was also a profound lover of dogs and many who knew her felt they wouldn’t mind coming back as Major, Max or her beloved Mickey.
Funeral arrangements were by the Buonfiglio Funeral Home, Revere. Burial was at Woodlawn Cemetery in Everett. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to : St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105
- Michael Giglio
Worked in entertainment industry
- Michael Giglio died on Thursday evening at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers after a 3 ½ year courageous battle with cancer. He was 56 years old.
Born in Winthrop and raised in Revere, he was the son of Margaret “Peggy” (O’Connell) Coates of Revere and the late Jerry Giglio. After moving to Florida, Michael worked as a union stage hand in the entertainment industry. He served in the U.S. Air Force.
In addition to his mother, he is survived by one daughter; Jessica Presnell of Florida, two brothers; James Giglio and his wife, Charlotte of California and William Giglio and his wife, Kimberly of Florida, two sisters: Laurie Cadieux and her husband, Sean of Plymouth and Jennifer Errickson and her husband, James of Connecticut. Michael is also survived by many uncles, aunts, nieces and nephews. He was the grandson of the late William and Margaret O’Connell and Jerry and Olivia Giglio.
A visiting hour will be held in the Bisbee-Porcella Funeral Home, 549 Lincoln Ave., Saugus, today, Wednesday, August 5 from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Anthony’s Church, 250 Revere St., Revere at 11 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to Saint Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.For condolences www.BisbeePorcella.com.
Of Revere, formerly of East Boston
Nancy (Volpini) Dulcetta of Revere, formerly of East Boston, passed away July 31.
She was the beloved wife of Joseph Dulcetta; loving mother of Joseph D. and Jason C. Dulcetta, both of Revere; dear sister of Gail Diggins and her husband, John of North Carolina; sister in law of Lois Garadozzi and her husband, Boris of Florida, Lisa Burch and her husband, Charles of Lynn, Andrea Page of Lawrence and Daniel Dulcetta of Winthrop and is also lovingly survived by many nieces and nephews.
Family and friends will honor Nancy’s life by gathering in Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home 262 Beach St. Revere today, Wednesday, August 5 from 4 to 8 p.m. and again at 8 a.m. Thursday morning before leaving in procession to St Anthony’s Church for a Funeral Mass to be celebrated in her honor at 9 a.m. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to Dana Farber Jimmy Fund, 10 Brookline Place West, Floor 6, Brookline, MA 02445. For guestbook and directions www.vazzafunerals.com
James F. Condelli
Retired Produce Center foreman
James F. Condelli of Beachmont died on July 28 at the Chelsea Jewish Nursing Home. He was 93 years old.
A US Army veteran of World War II who served on Guadalcanal, he worked as a foreman at the Produce Center for many years. In his free time, he enjoyed visiting Suffolk Downs and was a member of the West End Club and Mercury Club.
He was the son of the late Bernadino and Maria (Coronella); the beloved husband of Jennie (Morganelli); devoted father of Corinne Deveau and her husband, Edward of Beachmont, Marie Condelli of Revere, Denise Mattera and her husband, Tony of Revere, Sherry Desmond and her late husband, James “Desi” of Beachmont, and James Condelli of Revere. He was the last surviving child out of 10 in his family and is also survived by 10 loving grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral arrangements were by The Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral, Revere. For guest book please visit www.Buonfiglio.com
Disability advocate who was passionate about film, poetry and her family
Nina Frances Dineen of Revere died suddenly at her home on Wednesday, July 29. She was 25 years old.
Though Nina was diagnosed with Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis at the age of two, she still enjoyed an active life. An Honor Student at Revere High School, Class of 2007, she was president of the National Honor Society and an enthusiastic member of the Speech and Debate Club. She graduated from Emerson College with a degree in Film Studies and earned a Master’s Degree in American Studies at the University of Massachusetts-Boston. Nina was passionate about film, poetry and her family.
An advocate for people of all disabilities, she won multiple awards for her involvement with the Arthritis Foundation and was a proud employee at the National Braille Press. She loved Camp Dartmouth-Hitchcock, a week-long program for children with JRA, both as a camper as well as a counselor.
Nina is survived by her parents Martin F. and Josephine N. (Quartarone) Dineen; her brothers, Joseph V. and Henry Q. and his girlfriend Nancy Tran and is also survived by Uncle Frank H. Quartarone, Godfather James Crowley of Brighton and Grandmother Mary Rita Dineen of Springfield, Illinois, aunts, uncles, cousins, dear friends and her beloved cats, Assunta, Vita and Strega.
Services and interment will be held privately. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to Dartmouth-Hitchcock Pediatric Rheumatology Camp, One Medical Center Drive, Lebanon, NH 03756. Arrangements were completed by the Vertuccio & Smith, Home for Funerals of Revere.