Obituaries 04-08-2020

David Watson

Of Newbury, formerly of Lynn

David Watson of New­bury, formerly of Lynn, passed suddenly on Sun­day, April 5, 2020.    

He was the beloved hus­band and best friend to Joan (Migliero) Watson.  

David leaves behind his mother, Rose (Turchetti) Watson and was prede­ceased by his father. Thom­as Watson and loving sister, Kelly Martin, all of Lynn. David was the son in-law to Angelo and Jennie Migliero of Revere, brother in-law to Fred and Claire Migliero, Victor Migliero, George and Kris Migliero and the late John Migliero. David also leaves behind many aunts, uncles, cousins, god children and nieces and nephews. He will be missed by many.

For many years, Da­vid worked as Manager of Wash Depot, eventually opening his own cleaning company.

David will be remem­bered for his infectious laugh and fun loving na­ture, passion for family and devotion to his church. His wife, Joan, whom he cher­ished, was the love of his life, his shining star.

In accordance with the CDC, Mass. Department of Public Health, Archdiocese of Boston guidelines and local restrictions on gather­ings and congregations due to COVID-19, all services will be privately held. In­terment Holy Cross Cem­etery.   In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in David’s name to the charity of one’s choice. For guest book please

James Hickey III

Former member of the 27th Lancers-Drum & Bugle Corps. of Revere

James W. Hickey, III passed away unexpectedly in Revere at the age of 62 following a long illness.

A former member of 27th Lancers-Drum & Bu­gle Corps. of Revere and a most proud member of the “Friends of Bill W,” Jimmy was a former employee of Copy Cat, Garber Travel and Boston Coach.

He was the beloved son of the late James W. Hick­ey, Jr. and Louise M. (Car­dillo) Hickey-Dorr, devoted brother of John H. Hickey and his wife, Marie of Lit­tle Elm, TX, formerly of Revere and Somerville and Gary R. Hickey of Wake­field; dear uncle of Aman­da, Ian and Olivia Hickey, all of Wakefield and Claire Hickey of Boston and the late Christopher Kennedy. He is also lovingly survived by his grandnephew, Miles G. Kennedy and his grand­niece, Valentina S. Kenne­dy, both of Nahant.

Funeral Services were private.

Remembrances may be made to the “Friends of Bill W.”, 12 Channel St., Suite 604, Raymond L. Flynn Marine Park, Boston, MA 02210. To send online condolences, please visit Funeral Arrangements were under the direction of the Vertuccio & Smith, Home for Funerals.

Ronnie Frank Ball

40-Year employee of Anheuser Busch and graduate of RHS, Class of 1973

Ronald (Ronnie) Frank Ball, 66, of Manchester, NH, formerly of Revere, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, March 31, 2020 at Elliot Hospital in Manches­ter, NH surrounded by his three daughters and family.

Born in Chelsea on Au­gust 21, 1953, the son of the late Frank Orlando Ball and the late Jean (D’Amico) Ball, he was a graduate of Revere High School, Class of 1973 and then went on to work for Anheuser Busch for 40 hardworking years.

In his free time, Ronnie could be found golfing, swimming, and cooking. Every summer he soaked in the sun at the beach with his family while teach­ing lifelong lessons to his six grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Family and friends can remember Ronnie for his incredibly funny stories, huge heart, always striving to do the right thing. Many people may say they would give you the shirt off their back, but Ronnie really did it. The world has lost one of the most genuinely kind people and he will be sin­cerely missed.

Ronald is survived and will be deeply missed by his beloved daughters: Lainie Ball of Manchester, NH, Lorna Ball of Revere and Kimberly Alston of Win­throp; , by many grandchil­dren and one great-grand­child including: Briana, Devyn, Delanie, Jayden, Jared, Ralph and Khalia. He is also survived by his sisters, Sandra Foresta of Swampscott and Valerie Biggieri and her husband, David of Natick and by his former wife, Yvonne (Pal­ladino) Ball of Salem, NH. Ronald also leaves behind many special relatives like niece, Cheryl Earp and a grandchild by marriage, Faith Ann, along with sev­eral life-long friends who he adored.

Due to the current pan­demic, no services have been planned at this time but will be released at a lat­er date. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Italian Home for Chil­dren in Boston, MA (

J.N. Boufford & Sons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

For more information and online guestbook please visitwww.boufford­funeralhome.

Rosina Fodera

Will be missed by all who knew and loved her

Rosina (Passamonte) Fodera of Revere, formerly of Somerville, passed away surrounded by her loving family on April 3, 2020 at the age of 83.

Born and raised in Pal­ermo, Italy to the late Francesco and Rosaria Passamonte (Cipolla), she was the beloved wife of 61 years to Camillo Fodera of Castellammare del Golfo, Sicily; devoted mother of Gaetano Fodera and his wife, Carole of Peabody, Francesco Fodera and his wife, Maureen of Lynnfield, Giuseppe Fodera and his wife, Melaney of Lynnfield, Rosalia French and her hus­band, Steven of Whitins­ville, and Maria Canoy and her husband, Shannon of Whitinsville. She was the cherished grandmother of 16 and great grandmother of two. Rosina was one of nine siblings and she is sur­vived by her sister, Venera Loureiro of Methuen and her brother, Salvatore Pas­samonte and his wife, Di­ana of New York.

Rosina married the love of her life, Camillo in 1959, and together they were the first of their family to leave Sicily to immigrate to Somerville, MA. Togeth­er they raised five children who she loved dearly and loved cooking for as they came together frequently for Sunday dinners. Rosina would light up at the sight of her family coming to sit and sing with her at the dining room table. She will truly be missed by all, es­pecially her large extended family who knew and loved her.

In accordance with the CDC’s current restric­tions on gatherings due to COVID-19, all services will be privately held by immediate family. En­tombment will be in Wood­lawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Rosina’s name to Christian Assembly Church via Venmo or with this link:­assembly For guest book please visit www.buonfi­

Carmen Lepore, Sr.

Member of Giuseppe Mazzini Lodge – Sons of Italy of Revere

Private Fu­neral Services were held for Carmen P. Lepore, Sr. 84, of Revere, formerly of East Boston, who passed away on March 28 following a 10-year struggle with renal disease.

Carmen wore many hats in his working career. He worked for 15 years in the garment industry with Gar­land Sportswear of Boston as a production manag­er and he also served as a salesman for Pride Lincoln of Lynn for over 15 years. He was a member of the MA National Guard and a member of the Giuseppe Mazzini Lodge – Sons of Italy of Revere.

He was the beloved hus­band of 60 years to Joan (Iandoli) Lepore, cherished father of John L. Lepore and his wife, Michele of West Peabody, Atty. Car­mine P. Lepore, Jr. and his wife, Gina of Middleton and Justin Lepore of Dan­vers; dear brother of Mary Spadoni and her husband, Dante Spadoni of East Bos­ton, Florida and formerly of Revere and the adored grandfather of Nicholas J. Lepore, Alyssa M. Lepore and Ashley R. Lepore, all of West Peabody, Andrew C., Michael C. and C. Chase Lepore, all of Middleton; special uncle to Dante Spa­doni, Jr. and his wife, De­nietra of Everett and Maria Spadoni-Merena of Dan­vers. He is also lovingly survived by his surrogate son, James O’Donnell and his wife, Cathy of Revere and by several grandnieces and grandnephews.

A “Celebration of Life” (date, time and place of venue) will be announced at a later date. Remembrances may be made to St. Chil­dren’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Pl., Memphis, TN 38105-9959. To send online condolences, please visit wwww.vertuccioand­ Funeral Ar­rangements were under the direction of the Vertuccio & Smith, Home for Funerals.

Joseph DellaPorta

President and founder of Lynnway Marina and member of Leon J. Mottollo V.F.W. Post 4524 of Revere

Private Fu­neral Services were held for Joseph J. Del­laPorta, 93, formerly of Revere, who passed away in Swamp­scott on March 31 follow­ing a long illness.

Joseph was the president and founder of the Lyn­nway Marina of Lynn for over 50 years, a US Navy Veteran of World War II and a member of the Leon J. Mottollo V.F.W. Post 4524 of Revere.

He was the adored hus­band of 73 years of Gladys A. (Capone) DellaPorta, cherished father of Doug­las J. DellaPorta of Revere and the late Stephen J. DellaPorta, dear brother to the late Julia L. Fraga and her late husband, George “Buddy” Fraga and the late Annette DeCotis and her late husband, James DeCo­tis; devoted grandfather to Douglas J. DellaPorta, II of Swampscott and Nicole S. DellaPorta of East Bos­ton; special uncle to Gloria A. (DellaPorta) Mogavero and her husband, Robert and their children: Max R. Mogavero and Madeline G. Mogavero, all of George­town and several other nieces, nephews, grand­nieces and grandnephews.

Remembrances may be made to your favorite char­ity. To send online condo­lences, please visit Funeral Arrangements were under the direction of the Vertuccio & Smith, Home for Funerals.

Gerard Bennett

Will be remembered for his infectious personality and belly laugh that would fill a room

Gerard M. “Jerry” Ben­nett, 74, of Derry, NH, passed away Sunday April 5, 2020 in the Beaver Lake Lodge in Derry. He was born in Boston on January 16, 1946, a son of the late William and Helen (Al­ward) Bennett. He had been a resident of Derry for the past several years and had been employed as an aviation inspector for General Electric. Jerry was an avid golfer, collec­tor of sports memorabilia, classic car enthusiast, and loved traveling among oth­er activities. He especially enjoyed spending time with family and friends. He was a proud Dad and “Papa” of his children, grandchildren, daughters-in-law and son in-law. He will be remem­bered for his infectious per­sonality and his belly laugh that would fill the room. 

He is survived by his daughter, Deborah Mattu­chio; two sons, David Ben­nett, and Richard Bennett; the mother of his children, Joyce Bennett, eight grand­children; and one brother, Alan Bennett. He was pre­deceased by his brother, William Bennett,

.Following cremation, a memorial service will be held at a later date. The Peabody Funeral Homes and Crematorium, 15 Birch St., Derry, NH is assisting the family with arrange­ments. To send a condo­lence or for more infor­mation, please visit,

Rita C. Saggese

Jordan Marsh retiree

Private Funeral Services were held for Rita C. Sag­gese who passed unex­pectedly at the age of 95 on March 27 in the Harbor View section of East Bos­ton following a brief illness.

Rita retired in 1981 af­ter 32 years of service with the former Boston Jordan Marsh Co. as their credit manager. She was a mem­ber of the Quarter Century Club of Jordan Marsh Co. Rita and her family were devotees of the former St. Mary – Star of the Sea Par­ish, East Boston.

She was the beloved daughter of the late Nico­la and Emanuella (Pisillo) Saggese, devoted sister to the late Elizabeth Mazzulli, Gloria I. Saggese, Victoria F. Saggese, Louise Vecchio, Margaret Fuccillo, Carme­la Santossuoso, Amedeo Saggese and Lawrence Saggese; cherished aunt of Marie E. Mazzulli-Varone and her husband, Fred of Saugus, Cheryl Fuccillo and her companion, Thom­as Bagley of Burlington and is also survived by many other faithful nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.

A Memorial Funeral Mass (date, time and place) will be announced at a later time. Remembrances may be made to the Monastery of St. Claire, 920 Centre St., Jamaica Plain, MA 02130.

Funeral Arrangements were under the direction of the Vertuccio & Smith, Home for Funerals.

To send online condo­lences, please visit

Christopher J. Nazzaro

National Grid employee

Private Funeral Services were held for Christopher J. Nazzaro of Revere, former­ly of Wakefield, who passed unexpectedly on March 27 at 40 years old.

Christopher was a grad­uate of Boston University, Class of 1997. Presently and for the past eight years, Chris was in management security at National Grid. Chris also held a real estate broker’s license.

He was the devoted son of Frederick G. Nazzaro, III and his wife, Jeannine M. (Roy) Nazzaro of Wake­field, adored son of the late Diane L. (Conlon) Nazza­ro, dear brother to Freder­ick G. Nazzaro IV and his wife, Mascha Chausovsky of Newton and Barbara J. Barnard and her husband, Scott of Lynn; dear uncle of Nicholas D. Nazzaro of California, Alexander V. and Mark E. Nazzaro, both of Newton, Brandy Giovi­no and her husband, Ronald of Medford, Ashley Guthro of Winthrop and Anthony J. “AJ” Guthro of Lynn. He is also lovingly survived by his grand-niece, Ange­lina and his grand-nephew, Ronnie.

A “Celebration of Life” (date, time and place of venue) will be announced at a later date on social media on the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals website (www.vertuccio­ Remem­brances may be made to the Northeast Animal Shelter, 347 Highland Ave., Salem, MA 01970. To send online condolences, please visit Funeral Arrange­ments under the direction of the Vertuccio & Smith, Home for Funerals.

Ruth Correale

Proud member of the Cherokee Nation

Ruth (Morton) Correale, 89, of East Boston, former­ly of Chandler Oklahoma, passed away peacefully on Monday, March 30, 2020 at home surrounded by her loving family.

Ruth was everyone’s favorite mother, grand­mother, aunt, and friend. She had an infectious smile and will be remembered for her need to care for you, her contagious laugh, her love of cooking and shar­ing meals and for her love and appreciation of all the small things. She touched the hearts of everyone she knew with her comfort, joy, and love! She will continue to be loved, treasured and missed by all.

A proud member of the Cherokee Nation, she was the daughter of the late Junia Clyde Morton and Lizzie (Duffy) Morton, be­loved wife of the late Ralph J. Correale, loving mother of Ruthanne Correale Pav­lis and her husband, Ari Pavlis, Robert Correale and his wife, Rose and the late Ralph Jr. and David J. Cor­reale and cherished grand­mother of Robert C. Cor­reale, Ryan J. Correale and his wife, Nicole, Peter P. Pavlis and Ariana Aspasia Pavlis. She was adored and cherished by 10 siblings and their spouses and 103 nieces and nephews that make up the Morton Clan.

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, all services are private. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Ruth’s memory to the Alz­heimer’s Association by visiting or by mail at 225 N. Michigan Ave., Fl. 17, Chicago, IL 60601.

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