Obituaries 08-12-2015

Dorothy Serino

Of Revere, formerly of Winthrop

Dorothy Serino of Revere, formerly of Winthrop, passed away August 6.

She was the cherished daughter of the late Herbert and Anna (Imperato) Serino; dear sister of Robert Serino of Newburyport, and the late Herbert Serino and is also lovingly survived by many nieces and nephews.

Family and friends will honor Dorothy’s life by gathering Monday morning, August 17 in Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, 262 Beach Street, Revere at 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. with a service in our chapel of the resurrection at 1 p.m. Burial will follow in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. For guest book and directions

Constance Castucci

Of Revere

Constance M. (Sarno) Castucci of Revere died on August 7.

The devoted mother of Edward Dekarski and Christine Gerardi, both of Revere, she was the dear sister of Nancy Stymest of Medford, Mary Botelho of Medford and the late Carl Sarno, Phyllis Dalton and Christopher Sarno; cherished grandmother of Jerry Girardi and his wife, Teri of Illinois and is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.

Her Funeral will be from the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons~Bruno Funeral Home, 128 Revere St., Revere today, Wednesday, August 12 at 9:30 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Anthony’s Church at 11 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Visiting Hours are from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery. For online memorial and guestbook, please visit:

Francis Collazzo

Of Revere

Francis Collazzo of Revere died on August 3.

He was the dear brother of the late Alfred Collazzo and his surviving wife, Josephine, Ralph Collazzo, Theresa Collazzo and Mary Collazzo, all of Revere and is also survived by his loving nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements are by the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons~Bruno Funeral Home, Revere. At the family’s request, all services will be private.

Charles ‘Butch’ Russo, Sr.

Retired American Airlines Supervisor; prestigious Melvin Jones Lions

International Award recipient

Charles F. “Butch” Russo, Sr. of New Hampshire, formerly of Reverem passed away on August 7 after a battle with lung cancer. He was 71 years old.

Born, raised and educated in Revere, he was a 1961 alumnus of Revere High School. He also attended Miami-Dade College of Florida. He retired after 37 years of service as a supervisor with American Airlines. “Butch” was a member and past treasurer for the AA Northeast Vanguards for many years. He also served as President to the Three (3) Diamonds Society at the airlines and taught an airline course at Newbury College. While still living in Revere, he sat on the Conservation Commission for several years.

After moving to Windham, NH in 2005, he was Supervisor of the Checklist for the Town of Windham, New Hampshire. While a member of the Windham Lions Club, he was awarded the prestigious honor as recipient of the Melvin Jones Award from Lions International. He was also a past treasurer for Windham Meadows Condo Association for five years.

He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, brother-in-law, uncle and friend to many. He will be sadly missed by all who knew him for his sassy and quick wit.

He leaves his devoted wife Marie C. (Martucci) with whom he shared 48 years of marriage; the beloved father to Kathleen M. Parris and her husband, Robert J. of Lynnfield, Charles F. Russo, Jr and his wife, Lisamarie of Salem, NH and Gina M. Pearson and her husband, Gary of Nashua, NH; the cherished “Papa” to six grandchildren; Danielle and Robert Joseph Parris of Lynnfield, Joseph and James Russo of Salem, NH and Mia and Ava Pearson of Nashua, NH. He is also lovingly survived by Bella too; the dear brother of Thomas R. Russo and his wife, Lorraine of Satsuma, FL and the late Bernard R. “Bernie” Russo. Many nieces and nephews also survive him. He was also predeceased by his parents, R. Carl and Dorothy T. (MacPhee) Russo.

Family and friends are invited to attend visiting hours on Thursday, August 13 from 4 to 8 p.m. in the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway, Revere. His funeral will be conducted from the funeral home on Friday, August 14 at 9:30 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in Immaculate Conception Church (Corner of Beach St. and Winthrop Ave.) Revere at 10:30 a.m. Interment will take place at Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Boston Children’s Hospital, Attn: Development Foundation, 300 Longwood Ave. Boston, MA 02119. For additional information, please visit:

Anthony ‘Tony’ Bono

Co-founder of Bono’s Fruit & Produce at Haymarket Square

Anthony ‘Tony’ Bono, a 50-year resident of Revere, died following a long illness on August 6 in the Academy Manor Nursing Facility of Andover. He was 92 years old.

Born in Boston’s North End in 1923, his family returned to Italy in 1925 where they remained until 1939 when they returned to Boston’s North End. For over 50 years, Tony lived in Revere. He was the last of five brothers: the late Giuseppe, Stefano, Caspare and Giovanni Bono who, together, founded and operated the Bono Family Fruit & Produce Co. out of Haymarket Square in Boston for over 60 years. Tony continued the business, which specialied in the finest of fruits and produce, until 2000.

He was the beloved husband of the late Lillian (Craparo) Bono who died in January of 1999; the devoted father of Josephine Bono and her late husband, Benny DeCenso of Everett, Lena Anderson and her husband, Ret. Revere NARCO Detective Wayne Anderson of Georgetown, Rita Goyette and her husband, Randy of Peabody and Theresa Schmitz and her husband, Dana of Andover; the cherished grandfather of Wakefield Police Sgt. Joseph Anderson and his wife, Melissa of Rowley and Lauren DeCenso of Everett; the dear brother of the late: Giuseppe, Stefano, Gaspare and Giovanni Bono. He was the son of the late Giuseppe and Giuseppa (Trafficanti) Bono.

Funeral arrangements were by the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, Revere. Interment was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. For more information, visit:

Cindy Nickerson-Ferrero

In Charge of Chocorua NH Post Office and District, formerly of Revere

Cindy A. (Nickerson) Ferrero of Ossipee, New Hampshire, formerly of Revere, died on August 9 at the Hyder House Hospice of Dover, New Hampshire following a valiant three year battle with ovarian cancer. She was 56 years old.

Born in Chelsea and raised and educated in Revere, she was a graduate of Revere High School, Class of 1976. She married Arthur J. “Jack” Ferrero of East Boston 32 years ago and relocated in Middleton in 1984 for 10 years and to Franklin, MA for four years; and on to Bellingham, MA for eight years and finally to Ossipee, NH in 2007. For over 15 years she worked within the US Postal Service and until six months ago she was the officer in charge of the Chocorua, NH Postal Office and District.

In addition to her beloved husband Jack, she was the devoted mother of Nicolas A. Ferrero and his wife, Michelle of Pittsfield, MA and Jenifer A. Varney and her husband, Cpl. Dalton W. Varney US Marine Corps of Jacksonville, South Carolina; the dear sister of Bruce Nickerson of Haverhill and the late Gordon Nickerson, Jr. and Ronald N. Nickerson. She is also lovingly survived by several nieces and nephews.

Family and friends are invited to attend visiting hours on Friday, August 14 from 4 to 7 p.m. In the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Route 107) Revere. Her funeral service will be conducted in the funeral home following the visiting hours at 7:15 p.m. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to: Hyder House Hospice, 285 County Farm Foad, Dover, NH 0380 or to: Celebrate Life Cancer Survivors Network ( For additional information, please visit:

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