Obituaries 08-07-2019

Mary Mackin

Retired, And One of the First, Waitress at Former Pewter Pot of Revere

Mary R. (Romano) Mackin of Revere passed following a brief illness on Sunday, Aug. 4 at Boston’s Massachusetts General Hospital. She was 94 years old.

Born and raised in East Boston, she attended schools  in East Boston and graduated from East Boston High School.

She loved the game of “Bingo” and played with enthusiasm until her most recent illness. She was a devoted homemaker, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and aunt. Waitressing was her lifelong vocation and occupation. For over 42 years, she held a position as senior waitress at “Pewter Pot” Restaurant of Revere. She, along with the owners, opened the restaurant in 1960 and she was there until closing day in 2002. Following “Pewter Pot,” she made her way to “Friendly’s” at Northgate Shopping Center, from where she finally retired. She took care of her clients (customers) as family, always remembering their faces and their choice of menu.

She was the daughter of the late Philip and Genoeffa (DiNatale) Romano; the devoted mother of Charles F. “Chaz” Mackin, Jr. and his wife, Gloria of Peabody, formerly of Revere, Joseph M. Mackin and Margaret M. “Peggy” Cioffi and her late husband, Gary W. Cioffi, Sr., all of Revere; the cherished grandmother of Gary W. Cioffi, Jr. and his wife, Jennifer of Peabody, Michael J. Cioffi and his wife, Lindsay of Saugus, Derek J. Cioffi and his wife, Alexandra of Salem, N.H., Torre J. Cioffi of Danvers and Nikki Dee Mackin of East Boston. She is also lovingly survived by her former husband, Charles F. Mackin, Sr. of Revere, her seven adored great-grandchildren: Addison Rose, Noah Ross, Starla Grace, Kahliana Rose, Owen Gary, Shay Catherine and Jameson and by her many faithful nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews. She was the dear sister of the late, Rocky, Salvatore, Joseph, Frances, Sadie and Emma Romano and Nora Panzini.       

Funeral arrangements were by the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, Revere. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-9959.            

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Donna-Lee Aufiero

Spent 19 Years as a Cafeteria Worker for Revere Schools

Donna-Lee (Howard) Aufiero passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday morning, July 31at the Cambridge Health Alliance Hospital in Everett.  She was 63 years old. 

A lifelong resident of Revere, the daughter of the late Shirley and Elizabeth (Flight) Howard, Donna-Lee attended Revere Public Schools and graduated from Revere High School, Class of 1973.  She dedicated 19 years as a cafeteria worker for the Revere public school system.  She also worked part-time for 15 years for the Mystic Service Center in Medford driving and transporting handicapped and special needs children to after school programs and back home again.  

In her spare time, she enjoyed hairdressing and spending time with her family, friends and her new grandson.  She will be greatly missed by all who love her.

Donna-Lee was the beloved wife of James “Jim” J. Aufiero, Sr, with whom she shared 38 years of marriage, devoted mother of James J. Aufiero, Jr. and his wife, Maria of Beverly and Alisha L. Aufiero and her fiancé, Francis Dagle of Ayer; dear sister of James Howard, Sr. and his wife, Sandra of Maine and she is also lovingly survived by one grandson, Joseph R. Aufiero.

Donna-Lee’s Funeral Service was conducted in the Carafa Family Funeral Home, 389 Washington Ave., Chelsea on Monday, August 5.  Interment followed at Woodlawn Cemetery in Everett.

Shepard Brandt

Of New Jersey, Formerly of Revere and Chelsea

Shepard L. Brandt of Morristown, N.J., formerly of Chelsea, Revere and Nashua, N.H. died on Sunday, Aug. 4.

He was the beloved husband of the late Ina Edith (Goldblatt) Brandt, devoted father of Phillip Brandt and his wife, Beatriz Brandt of Morristown, NJ, loving son of the late Irving Brandt and Naomi (Kasson) Brandt, dear brother of Rosalind H. Finkelstein of Framingham and the late Donald Brandt and the late Myer Brandt, loving grandfather of Michael Harris Brandt and his wife, Chrissy and Ryan Nicholas Brandt and great-grandfather of Kevin Brandt.

Services will be held at the Torf Funeral Chapel, 151 Washington Avenue, Cary Sq., Chelsea on Thursday, August 8 at 12 noon. Interment in Agudath Sholom Cemetery, Everett. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Shepard’s memory may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association- PO Box 96011, Washington, DC 20090-6011.

Josephine Ferullo

Of Winthrop

Josephine “Anna” (Cammarata) Ferullo of Winthrop passed away on Aug. 3. 

Born in Boston on Aug. 18, 1941, to the late Anthony and Jennie Cammarata (Atria), she was the wife of the late John F. Ferullo; devoted mother of Cheryl Pasinato of Methuen, John J. Ferullo of Winthrop and Renee Pustizzi of Reading; cherished grandmother of Deanna Lemelin and her husband, Joseph, Marissa Pasinato, Liana Ferullo, Marc Ferullo, Matthew Pustizzi, Julia Pustizzi and Erika Pustizzi; dear sister of Francis Milano and her husband, Anthony of Medford and the late Joseph Cammarata and his surviving wife, Josephine, Frank Cammarata and his surviving wife, Madeline and John Cammarata and his surviving wife, Sandra.  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, Aug. 7, at 10:30 a.m., followed by a Prayer Service in the Funeral Home at 11 a.m.  Relatives and friends are kindly invited.  Interment will be at Winthrop Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to New England Donor Services, 60 1st Ave, Waltham, MA 02451.  For guest book, please visit

Loretta Andreottola

Of Revere

Loretta “June” (McCaffrey) Andreottola of Revere passed away at home on Aug. 2 surrounded by her loving family at the age of 92.

She was the beloved wife of the late Michael “Tucker” Andreottola, devoted mother of Bobby Casella and his wife, Rose and Karen Andreottola, all of Revere and the late June McGrath; cherished grandmother of Bobby Casella, Amber Cunningham and Jenna, Mark and Michael and adoring great-grandmother of Elina and Jack Casella. She was the dear sister of Lorraine Padulla and her late husband, Frank and the late Claire, Eleanor, William, Howard, Paul, Audrey, Robert, Annette and Donald. She is also survived by many loving nieces, nephews, and friends.

A visitation will be held at the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home 128 Revere St, Revere on Thursday, Aug. 8, from 10 a.m. to noon followed by a Prayer Service in the Funeral Home at noon. Relatives and friends are kindly invited. Interment will be in Holy Cross Cemetery.

Patricia Elizabeth Malone

Registered Nurse

Patricia Elizabeth (Mehan) Malone, 80, of Revere passed away at home surrounded by her loving family on July 31. 

Born in Milwaukee, WI on Nov. 23, 1938 to the late Quinn and Mary (Maher) Mehan,  Patricia was a Registered Nurse who met her husband of 61 years, Paul G. Malone, in Florida while she was in nursing school and he was serving in the United States  Navy. 

Patricia worked at Lowell General Hospital while raising her family in Chelmsford. She later moved to Revere and worked at Union Hospital in Lynn.   She was an avid reader and continued to take college courses well into her seventies at North Shore Community College and Salem State University. 

Her five grandchildren were the light of her life as she was a strong presence in all of their lives.  

She is survived by her husband, Paul G. Malone, and three children, Patricia M. Malone of Revere, Paul G. Malone, Jr. and his wife, Rebecca of Chelmsford and Elizabeth A. Sawyer and her husband, Thomas of Edgartown and her sister, Maureen Brown. She was the cherished grandmother of Miguel Malone, Paul G. Malone III, Sam Malone, Ryan Sawyer and Meghan Sawyer. 

She will be remembered for her uncanny ability to talk to anyone about anything for long periods of time.  Strangers became friends instantly.

 A Funeral Mass was celebrated at St. Mary’s Parish, Lynn on Monday, August 5 and interment was at Greenlawn Cemetery in Nahant.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen St., Framingham,  MA 01701.  For guest book, please visit

Aramis Raul Ayala Genta

Former professional soccer player and 29-year Bioran/Quest Diagnostics employee

Family and friends are welcome to attend Visiting Hours on Thursday, August 8 from 5 to 8 p.m., in the Vertuccio and Smith Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Rt. 107) Revere for Aramis Raul Ayala Genta of Swampscott, formerly of East Boston, who passed away on Sunday, Aug. 4 at the Bertram House in Swampscott after a long illness. He was 79 years old.    A funeral will be conducted from the funeral home on Friday, August 9 at 10 a.m., followed by a Funeral Mass to celebrate his life at 11 a.m., in St. John the Evangelist Church, 174 Humphrey St., Swampscott. Interment will be in Swampscott Cemetery, Swampscott.

Born and raised in Montevideo, Uruguay, Raul was a distinguished professional soccer player who played for teams in Uruguay (Danubio), Ecuador (America) and the U.S. He was a member of the Philadelphia Ukrainians team that won the 1966 U.S. Open Cup Soccer Championship and he also played in Boston for the Boston Tigers. After retiring as a professional, he continued to  participate in local leagues, both as a player and coach, while working for Chas. T. Main and Bioran/Quest Diagnostics, the latter for 29 years.

He was grateful for the wonderful experiences playing soccer afforded him including the formation of deep friendships across team lines and international borders, visiting many interesting regions of the world, coming to the U.S. and most importantly, meeting his future wife in Ecuador. Always humble about sharing his own accomplishments on the pitch, his friends would nevertheless be quick to share anecdotes about how Pele called him a great player or how he would practice with Bobby Orr to train for their respective sports. His passion for soccer, and sports in general, was exceeded only by his love for his family and friends who greatly admired his keen intelligence, sharp wit, and sweet and generous spirit.

He is survived by his beloved sweetheart and wife of 52 years, Aida M. Ayala (Enriquez) of East Boston.  He was the adored father of Ann Cristina and Scott Macey, Susan and Jarrett Bridge (all of Swampscott) and James Ayala (of East Boston) and the cherished grandfather of Kaitlin and Alexander Macey and Elijah Aramis and Tyler Bridge.

 He will also be missed by his dear brothers, Orlando Nelson and Uruguay Mario, as well as his caring cousins, nieces and nephews.  He was predeceased by his parents, Juan Manuel Ayala and Maria Aurora Genta de Ayala and by his brother Omar Manuel all of Uruguay.

Interment in Swampscott Cemetery, Swampscott. His family would like to thank Bertram House of Swampscott and Care Dimensions for their care and support during his illness.

In his honor and in lieu of flowers,  donations may be made to the Altzheimers Association (ALZ.ORG) 309 Waverly Oaks Road, Waltham, MA 2602452

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