Obituaries 12-30-2015

William Louis Maradei

Retired teacher and coach at Joseph Barnes Junior High School in East Boston

William Louis Maradei of Revere died on December 27.

A US Navy veteran of World War II, he was a teacher and coach at Joseph Barnes Jr. High School in East Boston. His teams won numerous championships while he was coaching there. He was an avid walker of Revere Beach and follower of Austin Prep Football.

He was the beloved husband of the late Angela (Staffier); devoted father of Coach Bill Maradei of Reading, Linda Bruno and her husband, Anthony of Revere and Christine Tavilla of Reading; cherished grandfather of Michele Brewer, Janelle Bruno, Pamela Furfure, Jenna Edwards, William Maradei and Mark Maradei and great-grandfather of Haylee Brewer, Kelsey Brewer and Thomas Furfure.

His funeral will be held from the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons~Bruno Funeral Home 128 Revere St., Revere on Thursday, December 31 at 8 am. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Mary of the Assumption Church at 9 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Visiting Hours are 4 to 8 p.m. today. Interment will be in Holy Cross Cemetery. For online guestbook and memorial, please visit:

Maria ‘Kandie’ Molloy

Of Revere, formerly of East Boston

Maria J (DeLuca) “Kandie” Molloy of Revere, formerly of East Boston, passed away peacefully and after a brief illness on Christmas morning, December 25 with her loving family by her bedside.

She was the beloved wife of Mark F Molloy, devoted mother of Gina DiRocco and her husband, Lawrence Jr., Roberta LePage and her husband, David, all of Revere and the late Mark E Molloy; dear sister of Corrine DeVasto and Ginnine Ippilito, both of Brockton;  cherished grandmother of David, Larry, Ganelle and Candace and adored great grandmother of David, Jr. She is also survived by loving aunts, nieces and nephews.

Family and friends will honor Maria’s life by gathering in the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home, 971 Saratoga St. (Orient Heights) East Boston today, Wednesday, at 8:30 a.m. before leaving in procession to St Joseph-St Lazarus Church for a Funeral Mass celebrating Maria’s life at 10 a.m. Services will conclude in the chapel of Woodlawn Cemetery. In honor of Maria and in lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 480 Pleasant St., Watertown 02472. For more information, visit:

Evelyn DeLuca

Of Revere

Evelyn (DeMattio) DeLuca of Revere died on December 24.

She was the beloved wife of the late Joseph J. DeLuca; devoted mother of Joseph DeLuca and his wife, Paula of New Hampshire; dear sister of Sarah Fantasia of Revere and the late Vera DiCarlo, Edna Fortini, John DeMattio, Julia Cataldo, Phyllis Scalisi, Sam DeMattio, Jenny Zollo and Edward DeMattio and the cherished grandmother of Eric, Greg and his wife, Rachel and Joey Estevez.

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

Leonard ‘Leo’ DeBenedictis

Of Revere, formerly of the North End

Leonard “Leo” V. DeBenedictis of Revere died December 24 at the Masconomet Health Care Center in Topsfield. He was 88 years old.

Leo grew up in Boston’s North End and always stayed connected to the area he loved. He has resided in Revere for more than 50 years.

He was predeceased by his wife of 63 years, Louise F. (Fasoli) DeBenedictis who died in 2012. He was the father of Steven L. DeBenedictis of Jackson, NH and his partner, Suzanne Huntoon of Bartlett, NH; Leonard T. DeBenedictis and his wife, Candace of Groveland and Paul DeBenedictis and his wife, Christina of Byfield. He was grandfather of Amy Mansmann and her husband, Michael and Samuel DeBenedictis, all of East Burke, VT, Benjamin DeBenedictis of Burlington, VT, Emily and Carly DeBenedictis, both of Byfield and the brother of Vincent and Louis DeBenedictis of Florida and the late Mary Crescenzo and Dominic DeBenedictis.

Family and friends may call today, Wednesday, December 30 from 10 to 11 a.m. at the Conte Funeral Home, 14 Pleasant Street, Georgetown, MA 01833. A funeral service will follow also today at 11 a.m. at the Funeral Home. Burial will be in Puritan Lawn Memorial Garden, West Peabody,. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to  Mystic Valley Elder Services, 300 Commercial Street, #19 Malden, MA 02148,

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Irene Krause

Former Rust Craft Greeting Card Co. lithograph specialist and area home health-aide

Irene L. Krause, a 22 year resident of Revere, died on Wednesday, December 23, at the Massachusetts General Hospital following a long illness.

Born in Dorchester, she attended Boston schools. The family later moved to Mattapan where she lived for many years before moving to Revere in 1993. She worked as a lithograph specialist for Rust Craft Greeting Card Co. for many years and later in her career, she became a health-aide and homemaker in the Revere area. She was a life-long memberand and devotee of the First Lutheran Church of Boston. One of her greatest joys was to attend Sunday services until her health declined.

She was the beloved daughter of the late John and Augusta (Baise) Krause;  the devoted sister of Edward Krause and his wife, Elizabeth “Bette” of Quincy, Mrs. Diane Ristow of Ellsworth, Wisconsin and the late William Krause. She is also lovingly survived by several nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Vertuccio  & Smith Home for Funerals of Revere. Interment was in the family lot at Gethsemane Cemetery “The Gardens” in West Roxbury. The Reverend Ingo R. Dutzman, Pastor, a long time friend of the deceased, officiated at the services. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to The First Lutheran Church of Boston, 299 Berkeley St., Boston, MA 02116. For additional information, please visit

Mary Peacock

Retired chef for Vitale & Cataurano

Mary C. Peacock,, a life long resident of Revere, died on December 27 at Winchester Hospital in Winchester after a most valiant struggle with ovarian cancer. She was 68 years old.

Mary attended Revere Public Schools and was a graduate of Revere High School, Class of 1964. She married and had four children who were the center of her life. However, always the mother….she took over the role of matriach of the family when her mom passed in 1983. She cared very specially for all six of her siblings.

When her brothers became very successful in the firm of Vitale and Cataurano, she established a complete kitchen at the facility, cooked for them and established superb meals for them and for their associates at outstanding schedules. She did this from 1980 to 2010 when she became ill. She loved doing as she did and seemed to have an incredible source of energy and enthusiasm despite her diagnosis.

She was the cherished mother of Wayne M. Peacock of Bridgewater,, Matthew J. Peacock and his wife, Kathleen of Wethersfield, CT. Jeremy T. Peacock and his wife, Emily L. of Groveland and Lisa C. Peacock-Melon and her husband, Matthew of Saugus; the devoted grandmother of Brittany, Andrew, Ryan, Julia, Isabella, Jaxon, Jillian, Nathan, Elena and the late Emma, Grace and John. She was the dear sister of Charles Vitale and his wife, Shirley of Antioch California, William Vitale and his wife, Caroline of Billerica, Richard D. Vitale of Topsield, Robert H. Vitale of Wakeield, Leslie P. Vitale and his wife, Margaret A. of Peabody, the late Saugus Patrolman Harold L. Vitale and Denise A. Vitale. She is also lovingly survived by her sisters-in- law Eileen R. Vitale of Ipswich and Jill Madigan of Lynn and by many nieces and nephews.

Family and friends are invited to attend visiting hours today, Wednesday, December 30 from 4 to p.m. in the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Route 107) Revere. Her funeral will be conducted from the Funeral Home on Thursday, December 31 at 9:30 a.m. followed by the funeral service at Woodlawn Cemetery Chapel, 302 Elm St., Everett at 10:30 a.m. Interment with her beloved husband, Henry C. Peacock, who passed in February of 1985 will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Officer Harold L. Vitale Memorial Fund, 210 Commercial St., Boston, MA 02109

Anthony ‘Wingsy’ Sena, Sr.

Of Revere

Anthony H. “Wingsy” Sena, Sr. of Revere did on December 27.

He was the beloved husband of the late Olga (Nutile) Sena; devoted father of Olga Buonopane-Sena, Anthony Sena Jr. and Hedi Sena, all of Revere; dear brother of Louise Palladino, Ralph and his wife, Drena, Robert and his wife Frannie, Richard Sena and his wife, Rose and the late John, Emily DeAngelis, William and Angelo “Junie”; cherished grandfather of Steven Buonopane and his fiancé, Heather, Kara Oliver and her husband, Rick, David Sena, John Cioffi and Derek Munn; great grandfather of Briana and her husband, Marcus, Marc Anthony, Gabriella, Michael, Stevie, Brayden and Domenic and great-great grandfather of Shyne and Sarai. He is also survived by many loving nieces, nephews and friends.

A Funeral Service will be held in Paul Buonfiglio & Sons~Bruno Funeral Home 128 Revere St., Revere, Monday, January 4 at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited at 9 a.m. Visiting Hours are Sunday from 3 to 8 p.m. Interment will be in Massachusetts National Cemetery, Bourne, MA at 1:15 p.m. For online guestbook and memorial please visit:

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