Dr. Mohammad Teleghani
Retired physician whose life was dedicated to caring for his beloved family and patients
Dr. Mohammad Teleghani passed away on Tuesday, March 2 with his family by his side.
Born in Tehran, Iran on December 21, 1931, the oldest of nine children, Dr. Taleghani graduated from Tehran University Medical School and had a 50 year distinguished career in pulmonary medicine, retiring in 2012.
Dr. Taleghani began his medical career in the United States as an intern at the Chelsea Soldiers Home where he met his first wife, Marilyn Kelly, who was working as a nurse. Dr. Taleghani and Marilyn Kelly were married in 1961. Over the course of their marriage, they lived in Washington DC and Maryland and traveled extensively. After his retirement, Dr. Taleghani moved to Bowling Green Kentucky where he met and married Sudebah Minou.
Dr. Taleghani’s life was dedicated to caring for his beloved family and patients. He was a dynamic man of great courage and intelligence and his warmth, inspiration and laughter will be missed by all who knew him.
He is survived by his beloved wife, Soudabeh, and children: daughters, Lisa Mary Bonaiuto and her husband, Steven Bonaiuto and Marilyn Shirin Taleghani and his sons, Dr. Christopher Kelly Taleghani and his twin daughters, Raquel Faulkner and the late Sabrina Faulkner and Richard Abbas Taleghani and his wife, Jeanne and his stepson Ray. He is also survived by his sisters, Azam and her husband ,Ahmed Razaghi, Fahti Nariman and her husband, Ali and his brothers, Dr. Mehdi Adham and his wife, Behnaz and Dr. Abdul Adham and his wife, Sahi. Dr. Taleghani was the patriarch of a large family, including many cousins, nieces and nephews. Dr. Taleghani was pre-deceased by his beloved wife, Marilyn Taleghani and his sisters Mali Tehran, Nahead Adham and Masum Adham and Abdol Adham.
Family and friends are invited to attend a Graveside Service on Thursday, March 24 at 1:30 p.m. at Woodlawn Cemetery, 302 Elm St. Everett. In lieu of flowers, donations be made to Howard University in memory of Dr. Taleghani. Please send donations to: Howard University, Division of Development & Alumni Relations, Howard University, 2225 Georgia Avenue NW, Room 901, Washington, DC 20059. For additional information, please visit www.vertuccioandsmith.com.
John Richard Carusone
Twenty-five year employee of Stop & Shop of Saugus
John Richard Carusone, a lifelong resident of Reere died unexpectedly at his Revere residence on March 5. He was 66 years old.
Born in Boston, he lived in Revere all of his life and was a 1967 graduate of Revere High School. He entered the U.S. Army, during the Viet-Nam Era on September 22, 1969 and served until he was discharged on April 15, 1971. He served with the rank of Private E-1, with a specialty as a field radio mechanic. At the time of his untimely death, he had completed 25 years of service with Stop & Shop as a produce clerk in the Saugus store. Always a gentleman, John had many friendships and co-workers, who were very fond of him. His presence will be sorely missed by many.
He was the son of the late John R. and Yole (Chiarelli) Carusone and the beloved foster-son to the late Francis J. “Frank” Pazyra and Maria G.(Russo) Pazyra, with whom he made his home. He was the devoted brother of Barbara E. Carusone-Labbe of Revere, Rose Marie Thornton and her husband, Gordon of No. Reading, Mary Ann Stasio and her husband and Dennis W. of Atkinson, N.H., Francis J. Pazyra, Jr. and Stephen Pazyra and his wife, Danette all of Revere. He was the dear friend to Michael and Donna and the adored Godfather to Nicole, all of Salem, Ma. He is also lovingly survived by many nieces and nephews.
Family and friends are invited to attend visiting hours on Friday, March 18 from 4 to 7 p.m. in the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Rte. 107), Revere. Mr. Carusone’s Memorial Funeral Service will immediately follow the visitation at 7:15 p.m. in the Funeral Horne. His cremains will be interred at the Massachusetts National Cemetery, Bourne in the spring. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the New England Shelter for Homeless Veterans, 17 Court St. Boston, MA 02108. For further information, please visit:www.vertuccioandsmith.com.
Of Sauguse, formerly of Revere
Josephine M. (Forgione) Castaldo of Saugus, formerly of Revere, died on March 9.
She was the beloved wife of the late Michael A. Castaldo; devoted mother of Lorraine Demaggio of Saugus and Janice Castaldo of Revere; cherished grandmother of Danielle Daddario and John Daddario, both of Saugus; great-grandmother of Marrissa, Gianna and Julia; dear sister of Mary Petrola and John Forgione, both of Saugus. She was predeceased by 13 siblings.
Funeral arrangements were by the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, Revere. Interment was in Woodlawn Cemetery. Donations in Josephine’s name may be made to: Care Dimensions Hospice, 75 Sylvan St., Danvers, MA 01923 or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Pl, Memphis, TN 38105. For online guestbook and memorial ple ase visit: www.Buonfiglio.com
Robert ‘Bob’ Aufiero
Man of strong faith
Robert E. “Bob” Aufiero of Dedham passed away on February 17 at the Golden Living Center in Melrose after a long illness.
Born in Revere, the son of the late Joseph A. and Ila Mae (Morgan) Aufiero, he was raised in Revere and was a graduate of Revere High School. He worked for the former First National Stores grocery chain and drove a taxi for many years. He also served in the Massachusetts National Guard during the Vietnam Era. He was an ardent sports fan who loved the Boston Celtics and the Red Sox, enjoyed sports trivia and was never at a loss for words. He loved the outdoors, his family and friends.
Bob was known by many for his strong faith and love of God. He attended many church functions and was an active member of the church community. He was extremely proud of his son, David, who was ordained as a Catholic priest in 2013.
He is survived by his beloved wife of 53 years, Lois E. (Petrillo); his sons, Robert Jr. of Melrose, David of Springfield and Alexander of Lynn; his dear sister, Linda Aufiero of Revere and brother “Joe” Joseph A. Aufiero and his wife, Arlene of Beverly and several nephews.
A Celebration of Life service was held at St. Anthony’s Church on February 24 followed by a reception at Casa Lucia. Interment was in Woodlawn Cemetery.
Of Revere, formerly of East Boston
Richard K. Lino of Revere, formerly of East Boston, passed away unexpectedly on March 4,. He was 51 years old.
A former member of Local # 6 Asbestos and Insulators Union, he was the cherished and devoted son of Patricia (DiBenedetto) Lino and the late Richard Lino; loving father of Robert Gaskell, Amanda Gaskell, Brittany Lino and Richard Lino; dear brother of Stephen Lino of Bellflower, California and the late Mark Lino and adored grandfather of Royale Tate and Anthony Harris-Lino.
Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, Revere. Interment was in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. For guest book: www.vazzafunerasl.com
Active at Revere & Winthrop Senior Centers
Eunice E. (Littlehale) Crovo passed away on March 9 surrounded by her loving family. She was 91 years old.
Born in Boston, “Eunie” (wife of the late Augustus “Gus” S. Crovo, Jr.) spent most of her life in Revere. During World War II, she worked at New England Confectionary Company (NECCO) which had been converted to support the war effort.
She and Gus were married in 1945 after he was discharged from the U.S. Army following his World War II service and together they raised six children. As her children grew, Eunie was employed for several years by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, working as an administrative assistant at the Industrial Accident Board. After retiring, she and Gus spent 25 years in Ft. Myers, Florida; Eunie returned to Revere in 2010 after Gus’ death. Until her last illness, she was an active bowle, and participated in Revere and Winthrop Senior Center activities.
She will be greatly missed by her children and their spouses: Daniel and Diane Crovo of Bradford, MA; Kathleen and Martin Whitmore of Plymouth, MA; Frank Crovo (deceased); Richard and Brenda Crovo of Hooksett, NH; Marianne and Jack Slate of Lynnfied and Christine and Paul Foglia of Revere. She is also survived by 12 grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren, plus many nieces, nephews and friends. A funeral mass will be held in April. Donations may be made in her memory to the New England Center & Home for Veterans, 17 Court Street, Boston, MA 02108. If you are inclined, please perform a random act of kindness in remembrance of Eunie—she would love that.
John Trovato, Jr.
Talented photographer, worked in fine woodworking, active in veterans organizations
John A. Trovato, Jr. of Henniker, NH, formerly of Revere, died on March 4.
John was a member of the Air Force 600th Photo Squadron at Pleiku Air Base during the Vietnam War. He was a member of the VFW and a former First Junior Vice Commander of D.A.V.
He was a graduate of Revere High School and North Bennett Street School where he studied cabinet and furniture making, Franklin Institute and Brooks Institute of Photography. John worked in fine woodworking as well as being a talented photographer.
He was the beloved son of the late John and Anne (Masiello); dear brother of Barbara Goldstein and her late husband, William and Joanne Trovato, both of Revere; loving uncle of Robert White of Revere, Barbara Anne Walker and her husband, Michael of Groton, Walter White of Revere, Michael Trovato and his wife, Johanna and the late Christopher White; cherished grand uncle of John Walker, Michael Walker 4th, Jake Walker and Elaina Trovato.
Funeral arrangements were by the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, Revere. Entombment was in Holy Cross Mausoleum. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the doctorswithoutborders.org or USO.org
Michael ‘Mickey’ Morgan, Jr.
Michael R. “Mikey” Morgan, Jr. of Saugus died unexpectedly on March 8. He was 40 years old.
He was the loving son of Michaevl R., Sr. and Dorothy (O’Donnell) Morgan of Saugus; dear brother of Whitney Elizabeth Morgan of Revere and Kerri Ann Morgan of Vail, Colorado; beloved grandson of the late William H. and Hilda “Snookie” O’Donnell and the late Janice B. Morgan. He is also lovingly survived by many aunts, uncles and cousins.
Visiting hours are 4 to 8 p.m. today, Wednesday, at the Frank A. Welsh & Sons Funeral Home, 718 Broadway, Chelsea. His Funeral will be Thursday, March 17 at 9 a.m. at the funeral home followed by a Funeral Mass at the Immaculate Conception Church, 133 Beach St., Revere at 10 a.m. Services will conclude with Interment at Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. Relatives and friends are most kindly invited to attend. Should friends desire, contributions in Mikey’s name may be made to the Alzheimer’s Assoc. 480 Pleasant St., Watertown, MA 02472.
Luigi ‘Louie’ Martiniello
Of Revere, formerly of East Boston
Luigi “Louie” Martiniello of Revere, formerly of East Boston, passed away on March 14.
He was the beloved husband of the late Emilia (Indresano); loving father of Orazio Martiniello and his wife, Diane of Saugus and Angela DiGregorio and her husband, Mike of Revere; dear brother of Maria Luongo of Canada, Mary Bonugli of Revere, Orazio Martiniello, Jr. of Lynn, Rosemarie Hudson of Revere and the late Francesca, Peter, and Anna; cherished nonno of Susan, Louis, Michael, Jenna and Jeanine. Luigi is also lovingly survived by six great grandchildren; Emilia, Louis, George, Tessa, Luigi and Luca.
His Funeral will be from the Paul Buonfiglio &Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, 128 Revere St., Revere on Saturday, March 19 at 10 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 and Friday from 4 to 8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations in Luigi’s memory may be made to: The American Heart Association, PO Box 417005, Boston, MA 02241-7005. Entombment will be in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. For online guestbook and memorial visit: www.Buonfiglio.com.
of Revere, 103 years old
Mildred Lepito of Revere died on March 14. She was 103 years old.
The beloved sister of the late Robert A. Lepito Sr. and his surviving wife, Olga Lepito of Revere, she was the cherished aunt of Robert A. Lepito Jr and Mariah of Vermont, William J. Lepito and his wife, Susan of Amesbury, Christine Molle and her husband, Wayne of Stoneham and Phyllis Lepito of Vermont; devoted great-aunt of Kimberly, Erik, Samantha, Jason, Christian, Ashley and Sophia. Visiting hours will be Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m. in the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home 128 Revere St., Revere. Her Funeral will be held from the funeral home on Friday, March 18 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 Puritan Lawn Memorial Park. In honor of St. Patrick’s day, the family has requested that people dress in green. In lieu of flowers, donations in Mildred’s name may be made to: Perkins School for the Blind, Perkins Trust, 175 North Beacon St., Watertown, MA 02472 or St. Josephs Indian School, 1301 North Main St., Chamberlain, SD 57325. For online memorial and guestbook please visit: www.Buonfiglio.com.
Principal Engineer at Mitre Corp.
Michael C. Cascio, a seven year resident of Bedford, died following a long and valiant struggle with colon cancer on Monday, March 14 at Boston’s Mass. General Hospital. He was 50 years old.
Born and raised in upper state New York, he came to live in the Boston area where he attended Northeastern University graduating in June of 1988 with a Bachelor of Science Degree. He went on to pursue a Masters in Science from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute of Connecticut, graduating in 1992.
Early on in his career, he was associated with the Vestas Technology Corporation as a mechanical engineer. For the past seven years, he was a Principal Engineer for MITRE Corp. of Bedford, Ma., where he excelled in his performance and accomplishments.
Michael, not only was blessed with a strikingly handsome appearance, but also was a brilliant presence among his peers. At his profession he shared many friendships. No other aspect of his personage or his life duties and responsibilities were as important to him than that of being a dad. For the past seven years, Michael shared has his life in matrimony with Cindi A. (Giugliano). And five years ago, God granted Cindi and Michael the gift of a daughter, Jill Carol-Ann Cascio. His daughter was the center of his life and the joy of his existence.
Michael was the beloved son-in-law of Salvatore and Gilfroia “Jill” (Sacco) Giugliano of Lynnfield; the dear brother-in-law of Antoinette G. Giugliano and her husband,, Ty Istanbullu and Steven S. Giugliano, all of Lynnfield. He was the adoring uncle to Giuliana, Alaina, Salvatore and Stefano; the cherished son of Thomas Bell Cascio of Florida and Carol A. (Michalski) Cascio of New York. He is lovingly survived by his brother, Marc C. Cascio of Southborough, Ma. and Mercedes M. Cascio of Wellington, Fl. and by many aunts, uncles and cousins.
Family and friends are invited to attend visiting hours today, Wednesday, March 16 from 4 to 8 in the Our Lady of the Assumption Church, 758 Salem St., Lynnfield. Interment will be in the family estate lot at Forest Hill Cemetery of Lynnfield. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to Our Lady of the Assumption Church, 112 Chestnut Street, Lynnfield, MA 01940-2405. Vertuccio & Smith Home or Funerals of Revere is honored to have assisted the family in the competion of funeral arrangements. For additional information, please visit www.vertuccioandsmith.com.
Longtime Revere resident
Anna Scanlon, a longtime resident of Revere, died unexpectantly on February 22 in Delray Beach, Florida. She was 98 years old.
She will be reunited eternally with her late husband, decorated veteran James E. Scanlon. Anna is survived by her children Elizabeth (Betty) Riccioli (son-in-law Ken), Alice Perry (son-in-law Carl) and James (Jim) Scanlon. She was the beloved grandmother of Kenny Riccioli (Agata), Joey Riccioli, Chad Perry ( Noelle), Keith Perry, Jimmy Scanlon and Jason Scanlon (Jennifer) and cherished great grandmother to Bella, Roman, Milo, Cecilia, Lilliana and Nolan and aunt to RoseMarie Solomine.