Angela V. (Russo)Limosani of Revere died on February 13. She was the beloved wife of Anthony N. Limosani of Revere; dear sister of Angelo Russo and his wife, Betty of Marblehead and the late Jennie Fiore and Josephine Lauro. She is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.
Her Funeral will be held from the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, 128 Revere St., Revere, today, Wednesday, February 17 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: www.Buonfiglio.com
NE Tel & Tel retiree
Joan M. (O’Leary) Foster-Goggin, a 55-year resident of Revere, formerly of East Boston, passed away on Valentine’s Day, Sunday, February 14 at the West Revere Nursing Center after a long illness. She was 75 years old.
Raised in East Boston and a graduate of Fitton High School, East Boston, Class of 1958, she moved to Revere in 1960. She had a 32 year career with N.E. Tel & Tel (primarily in the mail room) retiring in 1990 and was a long time member of the Telephone Pioneers of America. She was devoted to her late mother and tended to her until her dying day.
She was the beloved wife of the late John J. Goggin and George T. Foster; the devoted and cherished sister of John J. O’Leary, Jr. and his wife, Dorothy of Revere; the dear daughter of the late John J. O’Leary Sr. and Jessie (McGreal)) O’Leary and is lovingly survived by her extended family of nieces, nephews, cousins and former N.E. Tel & Tel co-workers.
Family and friends are invited to attend visiting hours today, Wednesday, February 17 from 4 to 8 p.m. in the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Route 107) Revere. Her funeral will be conducted in the funeral home on Thursday, February 18 at 11 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in the Immaculate Conception Church (Corner of Beach Street and Winthrop Avenue) Revere at 12 noon. Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. For additional information, visit: www.vertuccioandsmith.com.
Bricklayers union activist
Mario A. Covalucci of Revere, formerly of East Boston, passed away February 13.
Mario graduated Boston English High School in 1949. He had joined the Bricklayers and Allied Craftsman Union at age 17. When the draft came, he selected the Seabees, the Construction Forces of the U.S. Navy. Mario led construction projects in Africa and Cuba from 1953 to 1955. When he returned, he attended Wentworth Institute and resumed his career as a masonry supervisor. His work can still be seen in downtown Boston at the Prudential Center apartments and Lord & Taylor building.
As an officer in the bricklayers union, Mario worked to advance fair wages and working conditions. One personal accomplishment was his perseverance and success in fighting to include wives on workers’ health insurance, mainly to protect families during the births of their children.
After a debilitating back injury in 1968, Mario used his G.I. Bill benefit to attend Bentley College, graduating in 1974 with an accounting degree. He spent the second phase of his career owning and investing in properties, and continued to serve the union through the rapid growth in the construction industry during the late ‘60s and ‘70s.
Mario was devoted to his family. After retirement, he traveled the world with his beloved wife Joann and collected art.
He was the beloved husband of the late Joann (Pasto) Covalucci; devoted son of the late Mario T. Covalucci and Alberta (Redmond) Covalucci; father of Celeste High of Dover, and Renee Covalucci of Concord and the grandfather of three grandchildren.
Family and friends will honor Mario’s life by gathering in Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, 262 Beach St Revere today, Wednesday, February 17 from 4 to 8 p.m.and again at 9:30 a.m.Thursday morning before leaving in procession to the Immaculate Conception Church Revere for a Funeral Mass to be celebrated in his name at 10:30 a.m.. Committal will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network at pancan.org/donate to honor the cherished memory of Joann Covalucci. For guest book and directions www.vazzafunerals.com.
William ‘Billy’ Byrne, Jr.
RHS Graduate, travelled the country
William E. “Billy” Byrne , Jr. died at his Revere residence following a long illness on February 10. He was 66 years old.
Born in Chelsea, he spent his early life in Revere. After graduating from Revere High School in 1967, “Billy” traveled the country, always returning to Revere. He spent most of his working career in the construction field.
The cherished son of Lillian F. (Greto) Byrne-Hibbard and her husband,, Hugh Hibbard of Revere, he is also the son of the late William E. Byrne, Jr., the dear brother of Sandra A. “Sandy” Marino and her husband, John J. Marino of Saugus and Daniel P. Hibbard of Revere. He is also survived by his son, William Ginepra and his grandson, William Ginepra, Jr. of Revere, several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews and an extended family of friends.
Family and friends are invited to attend a Memorial Funeral Mass on Saturday, February 20 at St. Anthony of Padua Church, 250 Revere Street, Revere. Interment will be held privately in the spring at Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the charity of your choice. For additional information, visit: www.vertuccioandsmith.com
Valentino ‘Willie’ Maggiacomo
Cabinet Company Draftsman
Valentino A. “Willie”Maggiacomo of Revere, formerly of the North End of Boston, passed away February 13. He was 88 years old.
He was a US Army veteran of World War II and worked as a draftsman for a cabinet company.
The beloved husband of the late Stella ( Dettorre) Maggiacomo, he was the devoted father of Valerie Roy and her husband, David of Melrose, Susan Locke of Georgetown, and Michael Maggiacomo and his wife, Cecile of Newbury; dear brother of the late Christopher Maggiacomo; cherished grandfather of Michelina and David Roy, Edward, Jessica and Elizabeth Locke and Olivia, Sarah and Robert Maggiacomo and fond uncle of many niece and nephews.
Family and friends will honor Valentino’s life by gathering in Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, 262 Beach St., Revere at 9:30 a.m. today,Wednesday, before leaving in procession to St. Mary’s Church in Revere for a Funeral Mass to be celebrated in his name at 10:30am. Interment will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. For guest book and directions www.vazzafunerals.com.
Of Lynnfield, formerly of Revere & Everett
Rita (Vietri) Anzuoni of Lynnfield, formerly of Revere and Everett, died peacefully on February 14 surrounded by her loving family
The loving daughter of the late Ralph and Elena (DiNapoli) Vietri, she was the beloved wife of 57 years to Richard W. Anzuoni Sr. of Lynnfield; devoted mother of Trish Saba and her husband, Keith of New Hampshire, Richard Anzuoni Jr. and Cathy Mobray of Peabody and Lauri Anzuoni-Scannell and her husband, Michael of Topsfield; cherished grandmother of Anjelica Anzuoni of Naples, Florida, Kristopher Saba of Tampa, Florida, Jordan Anzuoni of Peabody, Carissa and Kayla Scannell of Topsfield; dear sister of Mary Mavilio and her late husband, Joseph of Malden, Theresa Anzuoni and her late husband, John of Lynnfield, Joanne Rauseo and her husband, Salvatore of Saugus, Elaine Vietri of Saugus and the late Dora DeGuglielmo and her surviving husband, Carmine of Danvers; treasured sister in law of George Anzuoni and his wife, Barbara of Plymouth, Cecelia Anzuoni and her late husband, Albert of New Hampshire, Jeanette Anzuoni and her late husband, Lawrence Sr. of Milton, Marion Shaffer and her husband, Harry of Lynnfield and the late James and Jenny Anzuoni and Leo and Rose Baldini. She is also survived by many loving nieces, nephews and many close friends.
Her funeral will be held from the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons~Bruno Funeral Home, 128 Revere St., Revere on Friday, February 19 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. Visiting hours are Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m.. In lieu of flowers, donations in Rita’s name may be made to: Dana-Farber Cancer institute, PO Box 849168, Boston, MA 02284 or www.dana-farber.org/gift. Interment in Forest Hill Cemetery, Lynnfield. For online guestbook and memorial visit: www.Buonfiglio.com
Ralph C. Butler, Jr.
Ralph Carleton Butler Jr. of Corinth, Maine passed suddenly on November 7, 2015 just three days shy of his 67th birthday. He was the beloved son of Ralph C. Butler Sr. and Dorothea E. Nielsen Butler. He graduated from Revere High School as a member of the class of 1966.
Ralph was born on November 10, 1948 and lived in Revere until 1972 when he married Priscilla Earley of Beverly, MA., and they lived in Salem, MA until 1986. An opportunity arose to move to Maine, so they and their daughter, Kerri Ann, moved to Corinth, Maine, purchasing a log-cabin home – their dream home. Ralph loved Maine. It was his heart’s desire to live there. He and Priscilla loved the rural area and enjoyed their garden, hunting and all of God’s gifts of nature. Their comfy home provides love and care to their foster daughter, Tashua, who is a cherished, permanent part of their family.
Ralph was a Vietnam Veteran. His service and the service of others were of uppermost importance in his heart and mind. Since his death, the Veteran’s Administration has reviewed his medical records and his illnesses have been recognized as the result of exposure to Agent Orange. His military status has been changed to his being a casualty of the Vietnam War.
In addition to his wife, Priscilla and foster daughter, Tashua, Ralph leaves his adored daughter and son-in-law, Kerri Ann and Kris Brooker and their two daughters, Samantha (Sammi) and Alexandra (Ali). His family was precious to him and he was proud to be “A-da” to his two granddaughters.
Locally he is survived by his sister and brother-in-law, Dottie and Ed Terrell, nephews, Ed Terrell Jr., Bill Terrell and wife, Nicole Deveau and their sons, Matthew and Zachary Terrell, and niece, Julie Harrington and her partner, Bob Pinksten, all of Revere. He is also survived by Priscilla’s sister and her family. Family remembrances were private, and his ashes will be spread over his beloved land in the springtime.
Of Revere, formerly of East Boston
Anthony Sacco of Revere, formerly of East Boston, died peacefully surrounded by his loving and devoted family on February 14.
He was the beloved husband of the late Rose (DeLeo)Sacco; devoted father of Karen Bryant and her husband, Frederick of Winthrop and Susan Guarino and her husband, John of Revere; dear brother of the late Peter J. Sacco Jr.; cherished grandfather of Sean and his companion, Liz Ryan, Connor and his wife, Maya and Victoria. He is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.
Family and friends will honor Anthony’s life by gathering on Thursday, February 18 from 4 to 8 p.m. in the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home, 971 Saratoga St., (Orient Heights) East Boston and again on Friday morning at 8:30 before leaving in procession to Sacred Heart Church, East Boston for a Funeral Mass celebrating Anthony’s life at 10 a.m. Services will conclude with Anthony being laid to rest with Military Honors with his beloved wife, Rose in Woodlawn Cemetery. May they both rest in peace.
In honoring Anthony and in lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. Jude, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis TN 38105-1905. For complimentary transportation to and from the funeral home, please call 617 569 0990. For more information, please visit www.ruggieromh.com
Mafalda A. Russomando
Devoted to her husband, children, and faith
Mafalda Angelina (Cafarelli) Russomando passed away at the Chelsea Jewish Nursing Home on February 14. She was 91 years old.
She was born in Revere on July 9, 1924, the daughter of the late Nicola and Maria (Panebianco) Cafarelli. She attended Revere High School. Mafalda was a communicant of Holy Cross Church, a member of the Bass Pond Swim Club, Holy Cross Women’s Club, Home Information Club and the Springfield and Ludlow Tennis Clubs. She was devoted to her husband, children and faith. Mafalda was predeceased by her beloved husband, Ralph J. Russomando in 2010; her brothers, Antonio, Leonardo and Giorgio Cafarelli and her sisters, Yolanda Criscuoli, Olga Cafarelli, and Anna Formica. She is survived by her son, Ralph H. Russomando of Springfield; her daughters, Elvira Craig and her husband, James of Springfield, and Maria Russomando of Everett; her granddaughter, Lydia Craig and her sisters, Anita Smith, Lydia O’Connor, Emily Warren, Rita Pressley and Vienna Mooney.
Calling hours for Mafalda will be held on Thursday, February 18 from 4 to 7 p.m. at Forastiere Smith Funeral Home, 220 N. Main St., East Longmeadow. Her funeral will be held on Friday, February 19 beginning at the funeral home at 7:30 a.m. followed by a Liturgy of Christian Burial at 8:30 a.m. in Holy Cross Church, 221 Plumtree Rd., Springfield. Burial will follow in the Massachusetts Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Agawam at 10 a.m. Memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 264 Cottage St., Springfield, MA 01104. For more information, visit www.forastiere.com