World traveler who loved to cook for family and friends
Dorothy (Vigliotti) Moschella of Saugus, formerly of Revere, passed away surrounded by her loving family on Feb. 14 at the age of 95.
Dorothy was a world traveler who loved to cook for her family and friends. In her free time, she enjoyed knitting at the Saugus Senior Center with her knitting group who would knit hats for the troops and veterans. Dorothy would take an occasional trip to the casino to test her luck. Most importantly, she cherished the time she spent with her family and they will miss her dearly.
The beloved wife of the late Joseph Moschella, she was the caring mother of Dennis Moschella and his wife, Patty of Saugus, Donna Moschella and her partner, Denise of Saugus and Joan Barravecchio, whom she considered one of her own children; adored grandmother of Valerie Moschella and her wife, Gina Palmer, Suzy Soldani and her husband, Eric, April Bancarotta and her husband, Pasquale, Jacqueline D’Alleva and her husband, Domenic and Andrea Dost and her husband, David. She was a proud great-grandmother of nine; dear sister of Robert Vigliotti and his wife, Ann of Minnesota and the late Alexander Vigliotti and his late wife, Marion, and the late Eleanor Petrello and her late husband, Raymond. She is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.
Funeral arrangements were by the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, Revere. Interment was at Puritan Lawn Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-9959. For guest book please visit www.buonfiglio.com.
Devoted wife, mother, and grandmother
Family and friends are invited to attend Visiting Hours on Friday, Feb. 21 from 3 to 7 p.m. in Vertuccio and Smith, Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Rte. 107) Revere for Olimpia (Volpe) Tollis,who passed away peacefully at home on Feb. 14 at the age of 86. Her funeral will be conducted from the funeral home on Saturday, Feb. 22 at 9 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Anthony of Padua Church, 250 Revere St., Revere, at 10 a.m. and immediately followed by interment at Holy Cross Cemetery & Mausoleum, Malden.
Olimpia was born and raised in Introdacqua, Province of L’Aquila, Abruzzo, Italy, to Antonio and Maria Lerina (DelMonaco) Volpe. She immigrated to the United States in 1961. Olimpia was a homemaker, but worked as a seamstress in Boston prior to the birth of her children and later at Giannino’s Greenhouse and Marino Ristorante. She was a devoted wife, mother, Nonna and friend whose passion was taking care of her family, cooking, baking, sewing and gardening.
She was a former member of St. Anthony’s Ladies Sodality and Sons of Italy Ladies Lodge.
The beloved wife of 58 years to Antonio Tollis, she was the loving mother of Anna Tollis of Saugus, Elisa Carfagnini and her husband, Mario of Revere, Lina Tollis of Saugus and Antonio, Jr. and his wife, Suzanne of Billerica; adored grandmother “Nonna” of Antonio Carfagnini and Kayla Tollis; cherished sister of Domenico Volpe of Italy, Carmela (Volpe) Colasante and her husband, Domenico of Venezuela and the late Annafelice (Volpe) Restaino and her late husband, Biagio and Giuseppe Volpe and his surviving wife, Giulia. She is also survived by many cousins, nieces, nephews and dear friends.
In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Kevin O’Grady School, a program of the Northshore Education Consortium. Please make checks payable to “Friends of NEC,” 112 Sohier Road, Beverly, MA 01915 or online at www.nsedu.org. For more information, please visit www.vertuccioandsmith.com.
Of Orient Heights, East Boston
Marianne (Lombardi) Arciero of Orient Heights, East Boston, passed away on Feb. 16 at the age of 79.
She was the cherished daughter of the late Nicholas and Victoria (Manzo) Lombardi, longtime partner of the late Pat DeLeo, loving mother of Richard Arciero and his wife, Diane, John Arciero, Lisa Arciero-Bocchino and her husband, Michael and the late Stephen Arciero; adored grandmother of Danielle O’Connell, Kristen Sordillo, Michael Bocchino III, Victoria Lee Bocchino and Brandon Flint; great-grandmother of Benjamin O’Connell and Maya Sordillo and dear sister of Nicholas Lombardi and his wife, Terry and Barbara Ferrera and her late husband, Ralph. She is also survived by many loving nieces, nephews and cousins.
Family and friends will honor Marianne’s life by gathering at the Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, 262 Beach St., Revere on Saturday, Feb. 22, from 11 to 11:30 a.m. with a Memorial Service beginning at 11:30 a.m. in our Chapel of the Resurrection. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Marianne’s name to tunnel2towers.org or St. Jude Children’s Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis TN. 38105. For online guestbook and directions please visit www.vazzafunerals.com.