Obituaries 09-14-2016

Albano ‘Barno’ Tassinari

Proprietor of Barno’s TV’s, a man who could fix anything

Family and friends are invited to attend a Memorial Visitation on Saturday, September 17 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Vertuccio and Smith Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Route 107) Revere for Albano C. “Barno” Tassinari who died at the Eastpointe Nursing Care Center in Chelsea on Monday, September 5 following a brief illness. He was in his 98th year.

Born and raised in East Boston, he attended Boston Public Schools and enlisted in the U.S. Army in January of 1941 to bravely and proudly serve his country during World War II. He served as part of the 82nd Airborne Paratroopers and was honorably discharged in August of 1945 after his valiant service.

Barno was a man who could fix anything, but specialized in television repair. He became known to many people in East Boston and surrounding areas as “Barno’s TV.”

He was a proud father, loving grandfather and dedicated brother. His grandchildren were something he treasured greatly. He always had a great disposition and wonderful sense of humor and he loved to make people laugh.

He was the loving father of John Tassinari and James J. Tassinari and his wife, Linda, all of Peabody and the late Sharon Tirrell; cherished grandfather of Nikki L. Veytsman and her husband, Alex of California, Michael J. Tassinari and his wife, Maggie and James A. Tassinari, all of Peabody; former husband of the late Mary (Christoforo) Tassinari and the late Dorothy (Mahoney) Tassinari and beloved brother of Antenorie Tassinari of Melrose, Giaconda Smart of Arlington, Gloria Overton, Tosca Tassinari, both of East Boston and the late Massimilliano “Max” Tassinari.   He is also lovingly survived by many loving nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews. He was the dear friend of the late Phyllis Erickson.

Immediately following the visitation, a funeral service will be conducted in the funeral home. Interment private. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to New England Shelter for Homeless Veterans P.O. Box 845257, Boston, MA 02284-5257. For additional information, please visit

Anthony Limosani

Great cook and sports fan

Anthony Limosani, a lifelong resident of Revere, died on September 9.

Anthony was a Sergeant in the United States Army Airforce during World War II. His family knew him as being a great cook, often making meals for the entire family at home and with friends in Florida. He was an avid Patriots, Red Sox and professional wrestling fan. Anthony and his late wife Angela enjoyed the many years they were in Florida with their friends, first as snow birds and recently as their primary residence.

He was the beloved husband of the late Angela (Russo); dear son of the late Nicholas Limosani and Alice (Rossi) and 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. For guest book, please visit:

David Sullivan

Of Revere

David F. Sullivan of Revere, formerly of Nashua, NH, and Cambridge, MA passed away on September 5 surrounded by his loving family. He was 85 years old.

He was the loving father of David Zaydock and his wife, Catharine of Carver, Cheryl Griffin and her husband, James and Michael Sullivan, all of Revere, Andrew Sullivan and his wife, Kim of Lynn and the late David Sullivan Jr, and Frederick Sullivan; dear brother of Joan Collins of Wells, ME, and the late Brenda Ricci and John L. Sullivan and his surviving wife, Catherine of Londonderry, NH; cherished grandfather of 10 grandchildren and nine great- grandchildren. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, Revere. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to Adult Day Care Center at The Don Orione Home, 111 Orient Ave. Boston, MA 02128. For guest book:

Luciano Marotta

Member of Local 22 Laborers Union

Luciano A. “Aggie”Marotta  of East Boston passed away September 1. He was 92 years old.

He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and a member of Local # 22 Laborers Union.

The beloved husband of the late Josephine ( Gassiraro) Marotta, he was the loving father of Patrick Gemma and his wife, Denise of Revere; cherished grandfather of Jennifer Pino and her husband, John, Kristin Hanscom and her husband, Roger and Vincent Gemma; great grandfather of Ryan, Khloe and Kasey Hanscom and Michael Burke and the dear brother of Joseph Marotta of Winthrop and the late Angela Marie Marotta, Josephine Di Blasi, Mary Braccia, Rose Glaze, Virginia Caggiano, and Liborio and Salvatore Marotta. He is also lovingly survived by many nieces and nephews.

Arrangments were by Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, Revere. Entombment was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. In lieu of flowers. remembrances may be made to: Alzheimer’s Association 480 Pleasant St. Watertown, MA 02472. For guest book, visit:

Paul Fitzgerald

Retired Polaroid Master Plumber

Paul J. Fitzgerald of Revere, formerly of East Boston, passed away September 5. He was 80 years old.

A late Master Plumber for Polaroid Co., he was the beloved husband of June (Maher) Fitzgerald; loving father of Paul, Scott, Mark and Kathy Fitzgerald, all of Revere; dear brother of John Fitzgerald of Natick; cherished grandfather of Alicia Hurley and Charles Mandracchia.

Funeral arrangements were by Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, Revere. Committal was private.  For guest book:

Joseph Vozzella, Sr.

Retired proprietor of Superior Steel

Joseph S. Vozzella, Sr, died on Friday, September 2 at his home in Saugus surrounded by his loving family after a long illness. He was 77 years old.

Born and raised in Boston’s North End, Joe was educated at St. Anthony’s School and Christopher Columbus School, both in the North End. He graduated from Charlestown High School in 1956. After graduation, Joe joined the Iron Workers Union Local #7, he became an “Apprentice” and later became a “Journeyman”.  Joe later owned and operated his own business “Superior Steel”, and was a sub-contractor for the Local 7.

In 1956, Joe married Roberta Penta, the couple remained in the North End before settling in Revere, where they raised their children. In 1998, Joe and his wife moved to Saugus and shortly afterward he retired from his business, passing it on to his sons to continue. Joe was known as a loving husband, father and grandfather. He loved to be around his family and loved to socialize with people.

The devoted husband of 60 years to Roberta F. (Penta) of Saugus, he was the beloved son of the late Domenic and Josephine (Galeno) Vozzella; the loving father of Joseph S. Vozzella, Jr and his wife, Cheryl of Barnstable, Maria J. Ferro of N. Andover and her late husband, Michael, Christine A. Cavagnaro and her husband, Louis III, Robert Vozzella of Revere and Anthony J. Vozzella and his wife, Astrid Prackatzsch of San Francisco, CA.; the cherished grandfather of Domenic DeAngelis of N. Andover, Louis Cavagnaro, IV of Revere, Christine Cavagnaro of Revere, Nicholas Vozzella of South Boston, Michael Jones of Rhode Island, Alexander Vozzella of Brookline, Michael Ferro of N. Andover, Vincent Vozzella of Boston, Angelika Prackatzsch of San Francisco, CA and the late Stephanie DeAngelis;  the dear brother of Marie Russo and her husband, Manny of Lynnfield and the late Annette Gaglione and her surviving husband, Ronnie Gaglione;  the beloved brother in law of Christine Penta of Boston, Maryanne Penta Of San Francisco, CA and the late Paula DiMarino. He is also lovingly survived by many nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.

His funeral was conducted from Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, Revere. Interment was in Holy Cross Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the St. Anthony’s Restoration Fund, 250 Revere St. Revere, MA 02151. For more information, please visit:

Debra Paolini

Late employee of Hudson News Logan Airport

Debra A. Paolini of East Boston passed away unexpectedly on September 9 at the Mass General Hospital. She was 57 years old.

A late employee of Hudson News Logan Airport and a graduate of Winthrop High School, Class of 1977, she was the cherished daughter of Joan (Albano) Tordiglione of East Boston and the late Anthony Paolini, the loving mother of the late Toni-Marie Paolini, dear sister of Anthony Paolini III of Revere, Denise Stella and her husband, Joseph of Revere, Jeffrey Paolini of Saugus and Lisa Bodoin of Salem and is also lovingly survived by many nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, Revere. Committal was private. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made in Toni-Marie Paolini’s name to Aplastic Anemia 100 Park Avenue, Suite 108 Rockville, MD 20850. For guest book and directions

Paul Peter Bottari

Sports fan with a great sense of humor and contagious smile

Paul Peter (Pauly) Bottari, 42 Elmwood Street, sadly and unexpectedly passed away peacefully on September 6.

A happy go lucky and loving person with a great sense of humor and a contagious smile, Pauly especially loved his hometown Boston teams and he may have even taken a bet now and then — but then – who didn’t? We will all will miss you Pauly.

He was born in Boston on September 17, 1948, the son of Dorothy Bottari and the late Paul Bottari. In addition to his mother, he is survived his children: Anthony, Julie, Paul, Jr. and Craig; his brother and sister, John Bottari and Karyn Bottari and his aunts, Louise Belmonte and Jacqueline Neal. He is also lovingly survived by many other relatives and friends.

Paul had a great love for his mother, his sister, Karyn and his brother, John (Elvis) Bottari and – of course – his deceased dad who will welcome him. And (with no disrespect to other family members) he had had a very special bond with his Auntie Louise and he was eternally grateful for the love shared with both himself and his son, Anthony.

A Mass will be celebrated on Paul’s behalf at St. Anthony of Padua Church, Revere at 10 a.m. Saturday, September 17 (Paul’s birthday.) A reception follow the Mass at the first floor function hall of Friendly Gardens Apartments, 235 Revere St., Revere. In lieu of flowers, the family would greatly appreciate that memorial donations be given to Paul’s son, Anthony.

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