Obituaries 11-11-2015

Josephine Cannatella

Of East Boston

Josephine (Cannata) Cannatella of East Boston died on November 1.

The beloved wife of the late Joseph P. Cannatella, she was the devoted mother of Joseph Cannatella and his wife, Norma of Nashua, NH, Maria Rodrigues and her husband, Anthony of Norwell, Patricia Minihan and her husband, Paul Trickett of Revere and John Cannatella and his wife, Renee Muise of Salem, NH; dear sister of the late Mary Capano, Ida Schieber and Michael Cannata; cherished grandmother of Janine Agelopolous, Derek Carrillo, John Cannatella, Jr, Joseph Cannatella and Christiano Rodrigues and great-grandmother of Jesse Angelopolous. She is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons~Bruno Funeral Home, Revere. For online guestbook and memorial please

William Goldstein

Former Revere Auxiliary Police Officer

William A. Goldstein of Revere passed away on October 7 surrounded by his loving family. He was 68 years old.

William was a US Airforce veteran of the Vietnam War and a former auxiliary police officer of the Revere Police Department.

The cherished son of the late Robert and Frances (Marget) Goldstein, he was the beloved husband of Barbara (Trovato) Goldstein; loving father of Robert White, Barbara Walker and her husband, Michael Sr., Walter White, Jonathan Goldstein and the late Christopher White; adored grandfather of Michael Jr., John and Jake Walker and caring brother of Kenneth Goldstein and his wife, Cheryl and Nancy Goldstein. He is also survived by many loving nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Funeral arrangements were by Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, Revere. Memorial donations may be made to the Salvation Army, 258 Chestnut St., Chelsea, MA 02150 or the New England Center for Homeless Veterans, 17 Court St., Boston, MA 02108. For guestbook:

Elvira Ricci

Of Melrose, formerly of East Boston

Elvira Ricci passed away on November 7 at Revere’s Lighthouse Nursing Care Center after a long illness. She was 83 years old.

Born and raised in Boston, she attended schools in East Boston and lived in East Boston for most of her life before moving to Melrose in 2000. For most of her working career, she was an assembler in several area factories, retiring at age 65.

The daughter of the late Anthony and Concetta (Biasuicci) Ricci, she was the devoted mother of Paula A. Paolini and her husband, Renato P. Jr. and the cherished grandmother of Renato P. Paolini, III, Christina M. Paolini and Anthony J. Paolini, all of Revere; the beloved sister of Pauline Belmonte and her husband, Anthony of Melrose and the late Margaret E. D’Amico, Carmella Correia, Julia Mallett, Thomas and John Ricci. She is also lovingly survived by many nieces, nephews, grand-nieces and grand-nephews.

Family and friends are invited to attend visiting hours on Thursday, November 12 from 9 to 10:30 a.m. in the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Rte. 107), Revere. Following the visitation, a Funeral Mass will be celebrated in St. Anthony of Padua Church, 250 Revere St., Revere at 11 a.m. Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett.

Sheila Ferraro

Retired Home health aide

Sheila (White) Ferraro of Beverly, formerly of Revere, Somerville and Everett died on November 3 at Beverly Hospital. She was 71 years old.

Born in Waltham, she was a retired home health aide.

Mrs. Ferraro was the daughter of the late John and Bertha (Vaniderstine) White; the beloved wife of the late Anthony J.; devoted mother of Anthony J. Jr. and his wife, Danielle and Lisa Ferraro, all of Danvers and the cherished grandmother of Gianna and Nicholas. She is also survived by many loving 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 Harborlight House, 1 Monument Sq, Beverly MA 01915. For guest book, please visit

Carmen Rauseo Caprio

Longtime member of Christopher Columbus High School staff, woman of elegance and style

Carmen Rauseo Caprio of Juno Beach, Florida, passesd away on October 23 in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida after a brief illness. She was 92 years young.

She was the loving and devoted wife of the late Louis William Caprio, Sr. of Revere and the daughter of the late Angelo and Michelena Rauseo of East Boston. She is survived by her loving son, Louis William Caprio, Jr. and his wife, Elizabeth of Miami, Florida and was a devoted mother to the late Lucille DiFlumeri of Revere and the late Robert Caprio of Coral Springs, Fflorida. Carmen was one of 11 siblings and is survived only by her dear sister, Margaret Tripoli of Peabody. Carmen was loved and loved all her grandchildren: Christopher Di Flumeri and his wife, Nicole, Keith Caprio and his wife, Agatha, Kenneth Caprio, Danielle Caprio, Ashley Porcaro and her husband, Steven, Tye Ridolfi and Sinclaire Caprio. Carmen also enjoyed the time she was able to spend with her great-grandchildren: Madelyn Schmidt, Sierra Di Flumeri, Ruthie Sullivan and Dominic Caprio.

Carmen was born in Boston and was an honors graduate of Boston Latin High School. In addition to raising three children, she was a long time member of the school staff at Christopher Columbus High School in Boston’s North End. Carmen lived in the Boston area for 75 years before moving to Boca Raton permanently in 2002, then she relocated again in 2008 to The Waterford Community in Juno Beach, FL, where she lived the remainder of her years. She was an active member of her church and community while living in Boston and continued that commitment in Florida right up to the last month of her life.

Carmen’s commitment to her family, her faith and God supported and carried her through to her very last days. She was a woman of elegance and style, who set high goals and standards for herself and expected no less from her children.

A Mass celebrating Carmen’s life will be held at St. Mary’s of the Assumption Church in Revere on Saturday, November 14 at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Carmen’s memory to the Franciscan Mission Associates, 274-280 West Lincoln Ave, P.O. Box 598, Mt. Vernon, NY 10551. Attn: Ms. Madeline Bonnici /Executive Director.

Cecilia Theda ‘Lee’ Liotta

Last surviving member of “The Seet Adelines”

CeciliaTheda “Lee” (Butler) Liotta, a Revere native and a Boston resident for many years died at the Academy Manor Nursing Center in Andover on October 31 after a long illness. She was 99 years old.

Born in Boston, she lived for almost 60 years in Revere before moving to Boston’s North End. She attended Revere Schools and was a 1934 graduate of Revere High School.

As a young girl, Cecila loved to sing and had a remarkable voice. She sang in the ‘old’ Immaculate Conception choir here in Revere and in other neighboring parishes.

Most of her working career was as a hostess and waitress for many of Boston’s upscale resturants, Patton’s Restaurant, Marliave Restaurant and Mickey Doyle’s. Her career ended here in Revere at the former Reardon’s Restaurant at Broadway and Fenno Street.

Her singing always followed her and in the 1960’s she joined the newly formed barbershop quartet “The Sweet Adelines” based out of Lynn. Lee sang with them for many many years as they appeared around the country for benefits, barbershop quartet conventions and privately for events and shows. In Boston, Lee sang with the quartet at Boston Symphony Hall on many occasions. In her senior years she began painting, mostly landscapes and nautical themes. Needless to say, she always kept busy into her later years.

Most interestingly is that Lee’s middle name was Theda – after the renowned star of silent films.

She was the daughter of the late Walter I. Butler and Mary (Martin) Butler. Her father, a Revere native, was an infamous Boston light weight boxer known for his speedy delivery and slender stature. She was the wife of the late Joseph P. Liotta, the dear sister of the late Mary Butler Doyle-Olivolo and the late Rose (Butler) Leavitt; the cherished aunt of James F. Doyle and his wife, Patricia of West Peabody and Benamin Leavitt of Missippi and the late Frances Doyle and Janice Hoffman. She is also lovingly survived by many grand niecces and grand nephews and great grand nieces and great grand nephews.

Family and friends are invited to attend a visitation from noon to 1 p.m. on Sunday, November 15 in the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Route 107 Revere. The visitation will be followed by her Memorial Funeral Service in the funeral home at 1:15 p.m.

On July 8, 2016, Cecilia “Lee” would have arrived at the age of 100 years – remember her with a prayer and a song in your heart.

Concetta ‘Tina’ Abate

World War II Italian War Bride

Concetta (Cuccio) “Tina” Abate passed away unexpectedly and entered into the Lords home on Sunday, November 8 with her loving family by her side.

She was born in Naples, Italy on May 18, 1926 to her Elvira and Joseph Cuccio. At the age of 19, she met and fell in love with her husband, Vincent Abate, an American GI who was serving in Italy during World War II. They lived a wonderful life together until his passing in 1991. They raised four children who loved their parents very much.

“Tina” leaves behind her son. Paul Abate and his wife, Audrey of Chelsea, daughter, Susan Young and her husband, David of Revere, daughter, Dottie and her husband, Peter of Revere, daughter, Elvira Pastel of Weymouth and her late husband, Walter. Mrs. Abate also leaves behind her loving grandchildren who she adored: Brian Trainor and his wife, Kristen of Saugus, Derek Trainor and his wife, Robin of West Peabody, Tara and Timmy Pastel of Weymouth and Alicia Abate of Chelsea and her loving great-grandchildren, Mackenzie Trainor and Brian “LB” Trainor. She was also predeceased by one week by her dear sister in law, Lillian Vegan and by Anthony Abate her brother in law. She is also survived by her loving nephews: Frank Vegan and his wife, Eileen and David Vegan and his wife, Angela. Tina also leaves behind all her cherished friends and cousins and her two loving friends, Eulallia Ramirez and Nancy Crowley, who she loved and said were her adopted daughters and who loved Tina so much. She leaves Chloe, our doggie who loves her and Emmie and Fluffy, our kitties that have passed.

Her Funeral will begin from the Frank A. Welsh & Sons Funeral Home, 718 Broadway, Chelsea on Saturday November 14 at 9:30 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass at Our Lady of Grace Church, 59 Nichols St., Chelsea at 10:30 a.m. Services will conclude with Interment at Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. Relatives and friends are most kindly invited to attend. Visiting hours will be held at the Welsh Funeral Home on Friday from 4 to 8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations in Tina’s name can be made to the Neuro-Intensive Care Unit c/o M.G.H. 55 Fruit St., Boston, MA 02114. For directions or to send expressions of sympathy, please

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