Obituaries 01-18-2017

A.L. ‘Pal’ Foulds

Board member of Chelsea Yacht Club, member of former Seaview Lodge of Masons, A.F. & A.M., active at Revere’s First Congregational Church

  1. “Pal” Foulds, a longtime Revere resident, died unexpectedly on Tuesday, evening, January 10 at the Life Care Center of the North Shore in Lynn where he had been a resident during a long-period of declining health. He was 85 years old.

Born in Boston, he lived most of his life in the Point of Pines section of Revere before moving to Lynn in 2012 with his son Stephen J., with whom he made his home.

After graduating from Revere High School in 1949, he attended Boston University, majoring in Business Administration and graduating in 1953. Most of his working career was as a sales manager and manufacturer’s representative for several local heating supply companies. For over 20 years, he worked for Beacon-Morris of Boston, a manufacturer of heating supplies.

“Pal,” as he was affectionately known, had a long-time membership with the Chelsea Yacht Club, serving on their Board of Trustees. He was also a lifelong member and active supporter of the First Congregational Church of Revere and a member of the former Seaview Lodge of Masons, A.F. & A.M. of Revere.

Pal was the beloved husband of the late Marion I. (MacCorkle) Foulds, who died on January 21, 2005;  the cherished father of Kenneth S. Foulds of Chelsea, Stephen J. Foulds of Lynn, Thomas H. Foulds and his wife, Donna of Abington and the late Donald P. Foulds. He is also lovingly survived by his daughter-in-law, JulieAnn (Meaney) Foulds of Saugus, 10 grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and many nieces and   nephews. He was the dear brother of the late Samuel I.N. Foulds, Jr. and Kathryn E. Mensinger. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, Revere. Interment was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Donald P. Foulds Scholarship Fund at Revere High School, 101 School St., Revere MA 02151. For additional information, please visit:

Peter Fusco

United Airlines retiree

Peter Fusco of Melrose, formerly of Revere, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his loving family, on January 6.

Peter was a retired employee of United Airlines of more than 30 years and a member of the Revere Patriots Senior Citizens Club and the retired United Airlines Employees Association.

He was the loving husband of the late Maria Concetta (Paletta); devoted father of Liberato Fusco and wife, Joanne of Lynnfield, Theresa Peters and her husband, Philip of Melrose and the late Lucia Carfagnini and her husband, Dino of Stoneham; cherished brother of Teodoro Fusco and his wife, Mafalda of Revere and the late Anthony Fusco, Giovanna Colarossi and Lucia Rinaldi. He was the adored “Bepa” and “Papa” of six grandchildren: Robert, Angela, Jonathan, Christopher, Amanda and Michael and six great grandchildren: Joseph, Lily, David, Nicholas, Lauren and Matthew. He is also lovingly survived by many nieces and nephews. Funeral arrangements were by the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home (Orient Heights) East Boston. Services concluded with Peter being entombed in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. In lieu of flowers, donation can be made in Peter’s memory to the North End Waterfront Health Center, 332 Hanover St. Boston, MA 02113 or the American Heart Association P.O. Box 417005 Boston, MA 02241-7005. For more information, visit:

Thelma Falzone

Longtime Revere crossing guard and former St. Anthony’s Ladies Sodality member

Thelma M. (Maffei) Falzone of Winchester, formerly of Revere, died on January 12.

Thelma worked many years for the Revere Police Department as a crossing guard. She was also former member of St. Anthony’s Ladies Sodality.

She was the beloved wife of the late Salvatore; devoted mother of Stephen and his wife, Susanne of Hampton, NH and Mark and his wife, Carleen of Boston; cherished grandmother of Andrew, Meredith, Michael, Justin and great grandmother of  Parker; dear sister of the late Grace Miraglia, Ralph Maffei, Rocco Maffei, Michael Maffei, Rosalie Giguere and Nell Maffei. She is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, Revere.  Entombment was in Holy Cross Cemetery. In lieu of flowers,  donations may be made to the National Kidney Foundation of NE, 85 Astor Ave., Suite 2, Norwood, MA 02062. For guest book please visit

Peter Alleyne

Of Saugus

Peter Alleyne of Saugus died on January 9.

He was the loving son of Dolores Alleyne of Saugus; beloved father of Peter Alleyne of Texas; dear brother of Lauren Alleyne and is also survived by many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

Visitation will be held at the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, 128 Revere St., Revere today, Wednesday, January 18 from 4 to 7 p.m. followed by  a funeral service at 7 p.m. Private Interment.

Richard Filosa

Former Vice President of Stone and Webster Engineering Co.

Richard A. Filosa of Salem, formerly of East Boston , Revere and Marblehead died in Pompano Beach, Florida on January 11 at the age of 76.

Richard was very proud of being born and raised in East Boston.  He was a graduate of the Boston Technical High School before getting his degree in engineering from Northeastern University.  He was an avid fan of thoroughbred horse racing and playing squash at the Marblehead YMCA.  He was an athlete and long-time Boston sports fan. What Richie enjoyed most was spending time with his family and friends, sharing great food and conversation, especially while he was in his second home in Florida. He was also a former Vice President of Stone & Webster Engineering.

He was the beloved husband of Carol Ann (Nordstrom); devoted father of Richard Filosa and his wife, Jane of Marblehead, Linda Piquette and her husband, Benoit of Montreal and Christine Archilla and her husband, Cesar of Swampscott; dear brother of Ronald Filosa of Melrose and the late Albert and James Filosa and the son of the late Elsie and Albert Filosa.  He is also survived by nine loving grandchildren whom he cherished and who adored their grandfather and by many loving nieces and nephews.

His funeral service will be held in the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, 128 Revere St., Revere on Saturday, January 21 at 11 a.m.  Relatives and friends are kindly invited at 10:30 a.m.  Visiting hours will be on Friday from 4 to 7 p.m.  In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Lynch-Van Otterloo Marblehead YMCA, 40 Leggs Hill Road, Marblehead, MA 01945.  For guest book, please visit:

Edward White III

Retired structural engineer and son of former Revere Mayor

Edward R. White III of Revere, formerly of Colorado and Scituate, passed away on December 28 at the North Shore Medical Center-Salem Hospital. He was 65 years old.

Mr. White was the son of the late former Revere Mayor Edward White Jr. and Margaret (Furlong) White.  He graduated with a bachelor’s degree from the University of Notre Dame in 1973 and a graduate degree from MIT in 1975. After completing his master’s thesis on cable-stayed bridges, Mr. White worked as a structural engineer for 41 years, most recently at Jacobs Engineering.  He was a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers and the Boston Society of Civil Engineers.

Mr. White is survived by his children: Edward R. White IV of Scituate and his wife, Alexandra, and Lisa M. White of Colorado.  He was the brother of Janet Case and her husband, Roy of Virginia and the late Karen White of Revere.

Funeral arrangements were by the Bisbee-Porcella Funeral Home, Saugus. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to Dr. John R. Clark, The Head and Neck Cancer Team, Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center, C/O MassGeneral Development Office, 125 Nashua Street, Suite 540, Boston, MA 02114. For condolences, visit:

Salvatore Passanisi

Long time employee of Longwood Towers in Brookline

Salvatore Passanisi of East Boston died on January 15.

Salvatore, who was born and raised in Augusta, Sicily,  worked for many years as a plasterer at Longwood Towers in Brookline.  He spent his free time fishing and with his family and was an avid Patriots and Red Sox fan.

The beloved husband of the late Sylvia (Masciulli), he was the devoted father of John Passanisi of Holliston, Michael Passanisi and his wife, Joanne of Andover and Donna Rose Greenberg of Brockton; dear brother of Nuccia and her husband, Sonny of Norton, Rita and her husband, Dave of Saugus, Maria and her husband, Tim of West Roxbury and the late Mima, Joe, Angelo, John and Angela; beloved brother-in-law of Lisa Masciulli of Revere; cherished grandfather of Christina, Danielle, Bianca, Hannah, Hayley, Elanna, Kaylee and great grandfather of Angelo, and Briella.  He is also survived by many loving nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Visiting hours will be held on Thursday, January 19 from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, 128 Revere St., Revere.  Funeral services will be privately held. For guest book, please visit


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