Published Boston Historian and Professional Spanish Flamenco Dancer AKA Lorita
Loraine (Griffin) Ash of Revere passed away on April 9 at the age of 96.
Loraine was a graduate of Milton High School and studied at Boston College. She was a professional Spanish Flamenco Dancer who went by the name “Lorita.” Her true passion was dance and she passed that along to her dance students. She had an appreciation for history and loved studying and writing about it, especially the history of Boston. Loraine wrote for several local newspapers and publications.
She will be sorely missed by all who knew her.
Born and raised in South Boston on November 14, 1923 to the late Timothy and Katherine (Tracey), she was the devoted wife of the late George A. Ash, cherished mother of the late George Gabriel Ash and is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.
In accordance with the CDC, Mass. Department . Public Health, Archdiocese of Boston guidelines and local restrictions on gatherings and congregations due to COVID-19, all services will be privately held. Interment Fairview Cemetery in Boston. For guest book please visit www.buonfiglio.com
Lifelong Revere Resident
Louise (Perna) Spallone, a lifelong resident of Revere, died on Good Friday, April 10 at the age of 94.
Born in Revere on December 8, 1925 to the late Joseph and Josephine (DePaula), she was the beloved wife of the late retired Revere Firefighter Raymond Spallone, Sr., devoted mother of Marie Spallone of Peabody, Raymond Spallone, Jr., formerly of Revere, retired Revere Firefighter Joseph Spallone and his late wife, Deborah Spallone of Middleton, Jeannine Spallone of Needham and her partner, Tom Evans and the late Jody Spallone; dear sister of Marie Censullo of Winthrop and the late Dominick Perna of Arlington, Carmen Perna of Revere, Joseph Perna of Peabody and Josephine Lettney of Everett; cherished grandmother of Maria, Peter, Joseph, Jessica, Matthew and Zachary. She is also survived by three great grandchildren and by many loving nieces and nephews.
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 will be in Holy Cross Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Massachusetts Covid-19 Relief Fund: MA COVID-19 Relief Fund c/o Foundation for Business Equity 265 Franklin Street, BOX 304 Boston, MA 02110; or to make an online donation, go to: https://donate.macovid19relieffund.org. For guest book please visit www.buonfiglio.com
Teresa Carmela D’Amato
Past Prefect of St. Anthony’s Ladies Sodality
Teresa Carmela (DeSantis) D’Amato of Revere died on April 12 at the age of 92.
She was the matriarch of the family and would do anything for them. She took great pride raising the children while volunteering at their schools. Teresa was an active member in her community especially at St. Anthony’s Church in Revere where she was Past Prefect of the Ladies Sodality.
Born in New York on August 29, 1927 to the late Frank and Carmela (Longibardi), she was the beloved wife of 42 years to the late Marco D’Amato, devoted mother of Joseph D’Amato and his wife, Nancy of Dracut, Carmel Carnabucci and her husband, John Sr. and Cathy Bradbury and her husband, Jerome, all of Revere, James D’Amato and his wife, Dorothy of Roslindale, and Frank D’Amato and his wife, Hillary of Revere; dear sister of the late John DeSantis, Louise Pittari and Peter DeSantis and his surviving wife, Nora; cherished grandmother of Sarah and Brandon D’Amato, Nicole Cecere and her husband, Daniel, Domenic Carnabucci, Noelle Forte and her husband, Anthony, Marc Carnabucci, John Carnabucci, Jr, Brittany Bradbury, Caitlin, Emily and Elsie D’Amato and adored great grandmother of Louis and Carmela Forte, Alexa Carnabucci, and Anthony and Audrey Cecere. She is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.
In accordance with the CDC’s current restrictions on gatherings due to Covid-19, all services will be held privately. Interment Holy Cross Cemetery. Massachusetts Covid-19 Relief Fund: MA COVID-19 Relief Fund c/o Foundation for Business Equity 265 Franklin Street, BOX 304 Boston, MA 02110; or to make an online donation, go to: https://donate.macovid19relieffund.org. For guest book please visit www.buonfiglio.com.
Retired Co-Owner of Ad-Com Express
Garry H. Rice passed away Wednesday afternoon, April 8 at the Melrose Wakefield Hospital. He was 73 years old.
Born in Syracuse, NY, the son of the late Roy and Virginia (Schilling) Rice, he attended grade school in Indianapolis, Indiana but graduated from Lynnfield High School. He enlisted into the US Navy on September 1, 1965 during the Vietnam War. Garry was honorably discharged on July 3, 1968. He graduated from Indiana University, received a Bachelor of Science Degree and eventually settled in Chelsea where he worked and raised his family.
Garry worked as a Chelsea Auxiliary Police Officer for a number of years before becoming partners in a freight forwarding company. He was a co-owner and business partner of Ad Com Express for 22 years until his retirement five years ago.
Garry and his wife, the late Susan J. (Rollins) Rice, resided in Revere for many years. As a result of declining health issues, Garry has been residing in Melrose for the last 2 years.
Garry was active in the City of Chelsea and had an active role in Chelsea Little League from 1984 – 1987. He was a late member of the N.R.A. and the Gun Owners Action League. He was also a late member of the Mystic Valley Gun Club in Malden and a former instructor at the Old Colony Firearms School in Pembroke.
Garry was the husband of the late Susan J. (Rollins) Rice, devoted father of Michelle Gregory and her husband, Vincent of Revere and Colby H. Rice and his wife, Stephanie of Methuen; brother of the late Gregory Rice and is also lovingly survived by two granddaughters, Amanda and Brianna Gregory of Revere.
Due to the current COVID-19 regulations, Garry’s Memorial Service and Celebration of Life will be conducted at a later date. Funeral arrangements entrusted to the Carafa Family Funeral Home in Chelsea.
Palma ‘Palmy’ Prudente
Former Employee of Fision Pharmaceuticals and Digital, Inc.
Private funeral services and interment were held in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett for Palma C. “Palmy” (Lopez) Prudente who passed away peacefully on April 6 at the age of 83.
Palma was a graduate of East Boston High School, Class of 1954 and a former employee of Fision Pharmaceuticals & Digital Inc.
Palma’s loving family are most grateful that she was spared mercifully, not to have passed from this vicious virus and was taken from us peacefully and unexpectedly in the realm of natural causes.
The beloved wife of the late Joseph P. Prudente, she was the cherished mother of Joseph J. Prudente and his wife, Kathleen of Worcester, John J. Prudente and his late wife, Nancy of the Villages, FL and David F. Prudente and his wife, Suzanne of Acton; adoring grandmother to Kevin J. Prudente and his wife, Jaime of Bolton, Jillian M. Masters and her husband, Nicholas of Shrewsbury and John J. Prudente, Jr. and his wife, Lindsey of Worcester, James M. Prudente and his wife, Anya of Melrose and Isabel E. Prudente of Acton. She is also lovingly survived by 10 great grandchildren: Riley, Caroline, Charlotte, Luke, Victoria, Pearl, Alexandra, John J., III, Michael and Gregory. She was the dear sister of the late Lolina “Lally” Rose, Josephine Rubino and Frank R. “Parky” Lopez, special aunt to Atty. James D. Rose and his wife Christine of Lynnfield. She is also tenderly remembered by the members of the Prudente family.
Details regarding a “Celebration of Life” (Date, time and place of venue) will be posted on social media and on the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals website (www.vertuccioandsmith.com).
Remembrances may be made to the Massachusetts General Hospital COVID-19 Relief Fund, Mass General Development Office, 125 Nashua Street, Suite 540, Boston, MA 02114-1101. To send online condolences, please visit www.vertuccioandsmith.com. Funeral Arrangements were under the care and direction of the Vertuccio & Smith, Home for Funerals.
Donald Joseph Finlay
Sept 21, 1934 — March 31, 2020
Donald Joseph Finlay of Browns Mills, New Jersey, formerly of Hampton, Virginia, passed away at his home on March 31 at the age of 85.
Born and raised in Beachmont, Revere, he was a graduate of Revere High School in 1952.
He was the cherished son of the late Barbara (Crawford) and Hugh Finlay, the beloved husband of the late Kyoko (Watanabe) and the late Junko (Nakagawa).
He served 21 years in the US Air Force spending 10 of those years overseas during the Korean and Vietnam wars. He received fourteen awards and citations during his military career, and later retired from the US Postal System. He studied criminology at the University of Virginia. He was an avid history buff and held a passion for gemology.
Donald was the brother of the late Barbara (Stasio) and the late Hugh Finlay. He is survived by his three cherished children, Daniel Finlay and his wife, Patricia of Southampton, NJ, Kim Stryker of Ewing, NJ, and Joseph Finlay and his wife, MaryAnn of Browns Mills, NJ; three step-daughters, Lockey Burchinal of Pensicola, Florida, Penny Mitzuzawa of Coral Springs, Florida and Cathy Cooke of Newmartinville, West Virginia. Donald was the loving grandfather of Dan Finlay, Lauren Fekete, Leah Rodriguez, Brandon Finlay and step-grandchildren, Nichole Eftvold, Megan Mitzuzawa, Amber Garcia, Jason, Rachel and Michael Cooke, Veneta Bourn, James Young, Nilda Coble and RaeAnn Young. He also leaves numerous loving great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Horizon Funeral Home. Due to Covid-19 and CDC and military guidelines, Donald will be interred at the William C. Doyle Veterans Memorial Cemetery in the coming months.
Her Life Was Built Around Her Family
Shawn M. (Melone) Cook died unexpectedly on Monday, April 6 at her home in Revere. She was 56 years old.
Shawn’s life will be honored by her family and friends at a later date and will be announced on social media.
Shawn was born and raised in Revere. She was educated in Revere public schools and was a graduate of Revere High School, Class of 1981. Shawn worked various jobs before she married on April 25, 1986 to Michael W. Cook. The couple remained in Revere where they raised their family. Shawn was a proud housewife and mother of two sons, Michael and Mathew. Her life was built around her family. She loved entertaining during the holidays as well as decorating for each one.
Cooking was also a passion of hers and she loved to see everyone enjoy her many delicious meals. In her spare time, she loved her TV shows, especially Law & Order. Many people would see her in her front yard gardening and making her home welcoming, she would be in the back-yard planting flowers and vegetables for everyone to enjoy.
She was the cherished wife of Michael W. Cook of Revere for almost 34 years of marriage, proud and loving mother of Michael P. Cook and his wife, Colleen of Lynn and Mathew D. Cook of Revere; adored grandmother of Jacob “Jake” and expected grandmother of another grandson; beloved daughter of the late Lawrence P. and Marilyn Mary (McCarthy) Melone; dear sister of Kathleen M. Angelini and her husband, Gary of Revere and Judy H. Rizzo and her husband, David of Peabody. She is also lovingly survived by several loving nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews. Remembrances may be made to the Northeast Animal Shelter, 347 Highland Avenue, Salem, MA 01970. Funeral Arrangements are under the care and direction of the Vertuccio & Smith, Home for Funerals. To send online condolences, please visit www.vertuccioandsmith.com
Best Known for her Independent Spirit
Patricia R. (Martin) Fernandes of Chelsea, 87, passed away on Friday, April 3 at the Katzman Family Center for Living in Chelsea where she had been receiving supportive care for the past several years.
She was born and raised in New York City and was one of seven daughters given to the union of the of the late James and Anna (Feldman) Martin. She married in 1957 and soon relocated to East Boston, raising a family of three sons and one daughter.
She worked outside of her home to support her family, holding positions from bookkeeping at JC Penny to working as an office clerk with the IRS.
Patricia has been residing in Chelsea since 1980. She lived in several neighborhoods making her home from Orange Street to Franklin and Springvale Avenues. She settled for several years on Admirals Hill before going to the Katzman Center in Chelsea.
Wherever she lived, her home was always open, she most enjoyed entertaining and cooking for family and friends. Best known for her independent spirit, she is fondly remembered for her impeccable sense for fashion and dress and her love of music and dancing. She also enjoyed drawing and painting.
She was the devoted mother of Kenneth J. DiCrescenzo of Lynn, Eric S. DiCrensczo of Medford, Lorraine A. Easter of So. Berwick, Maine and the late James F. DiCrescenzo. She was the cherished grandmother of four: Christopher Abbott, Eric, Brandon and James DiCrescenzo and great grandmother of two; dear sister of Kathleen Tanskey and Claire Langevin, both of New Jersey, Blanche Squillante of Long Island, Anne DiPalermo of Staten Island and the late Rita Kling and Marylin Belmonte.
A private family farewell service was held on Wednesday. Arrangements were given to the care and direction of the Welsh Funeral Home in Chelsea. For online guest book or to send expressions of sympathy, please visit; www.WelshFuneralHome.com
Patricia (Hardick) Cecere of Revere died on April 2 at the age of 87.
Born in Chelsea on August 18, 1932 to the late Charles Hardick and Naomi (Reynolds) Hardick, she was the beloved wife of the late John Cecere, devoted mother of Patricia Sutherland of Revere, Leonard Cecere of Malden, Robert Cecere of Chelsea and the late Mary Cecere; cherished grandmother of Richard Sr, Krista, Stephen, Nicole, Elizabeth and the late Kevin and Matthew; adored great grandmother of John, Richard Jr., Christopher, James and Briana and dear sister of the late Florence “Teeney” and Charlotte. She is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.
In accordance with the gatherings and congregations due to COVID-19, CDC, Mass. Department of Public Health, Archdiocese of Boston guidelines and local restrictions, all services will be privately held. For guest book, please visit www.buonfiglio.com.
Joseph ‘Red’ Terenzio
Owner of Red’s Painting & Plastering and BT Cuttery, Recipient of Three Purple Hearts
Private Funeral Services and entombment in Woodlawn Cemetery – Sheffield Mausoleum were held for Joseph A. “Red” Terenzio, who passed away on March 30 at the age of 96.
Joe, also known to many as “Red,” was a lifelong resident of Revere. He was born and raised in Revere and attended Revere Public Schools. At the young age of 17, Red enlisted in the United States Army at the height of World War II. He proudly rose to the rank of Staff Sergeant in the 43 rd Infantry Division 169 th Regiment. During this time, Red was awarded three Purple Hearts on three separate occasions. He was wounded in the Solomon Islands and Luzon, Philippines and New Guinea. Each time Joe was wounded, he fought to get back with his group to continue to fight alongside his fellow soldiers.
Joe was honorably discharged and for his valiant and courageous service to his country, he was also awarded a Silver Star, two Bronze Stars, Good Conduct Medal and the Distinguished Unit Badge. Red returned home and married the “Love of his Life,” Delma Signore. The couple remained in Revere where they raised their family.
Red was also an entrepreneur. He worked at the Chelsea Naval Hospital as a painter and he also began his own business called “Red’s Painting & Plastering” and he also owned BT Cuttery, since 1976 with his daughter, Brenda. He also worked as a Custodian in the Revere Public Schools.
Red was completely devoted to whatever he did. When he did anything, he gave 100%. He was a loving, dedicated and hardworking family man. He was certainly a true definition of being a part of the Greatest Generation. He was a well decorated war hero, who loved his country. It was fitting to his personality and his life that he was married for 70 years to his wife and when his health began to fail, he became a resident at the Chelsea Soldier’s Home. He was back with his fellow soldiers, all sharing a common ground.
Red was approached to be a part of a book, titled “The Rifle” written by Andrew Biggio, which is to be published this June. Red, along with many other WWII veterans, is featured in this book. Red also signed a rifle that he and thousands of U.S. Soldiers used during the war. Red was also interviewed by Channel 5 about his time during the war and about the upcoming book.
He was a longtime member of the Revere Moose Lodge 1272 and enjoyed playing pool there as well as being a member of their softball team. He also enjoyed baseball and was a devout Boston Red Sox fan.
The beloved husband of 70 years to Delma A. (Signore) Terenzio, he was the devoted father to Faith A. Caporiccio and her husband, James of Wareham and Brenda A. D’Errico and her husband, James J. of Revere; cherished grandfather to Diandra D’Errico of Revere, Jenna Fascoldi and her husband, Eric of Wareham, Marc Caporiccio of New Hampshire and the late Michael A. Caporiccio; dear brother of the late Phyllis A. Capuano, Ralph and Domenic Terenzio, Mary Siciliano, Concetta “Connie” Messina, Antoinetta Horton and Rose Sunderland. He is also lovingly survived by two great grandchildren, Maria and Isabella and many respected nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.
A Memorial Mass and “Celebration of Life” for family and friends will be held at a later date and announced on social media and the funeral home website ( www.vertuccioandsmith.com). Remembrances may be made to the Patient Activities Fund at Chelsea Soldiers Home, 91 Crest Ave., Chelsea, MA 02150. To send online condolence, please visit www.vertuccioandsmith.com. Funeral Arrangements entrusted to the care and direction of the Vertuccio & Smith, Home for Funerals.
Marie Rose Herman
Of Revere, formerly of East Boston
Marie Rose (Amato) Herman of Revere, formerly of East Boston, passed away on Easter Sunday, April 12.
The beloved wife of the Gerald Herman, she was the loving mother of Deborah Milito of Tewksbury, Joseph S. Milito and his wife, Deborah of Revere and John F. Milito and his wife, Doreen of Saugus; cherished grandmother of Mafalda “Muffie” Milito, Joseph Milito Jr., Lauren Fiore, Lindsey and John Milito and adored great grandmother of Antonio, Joseph, Mia, Gabriella and Athena; dear sister of Marion Venuto of Peabody and her late husband Charles, Carl Amato and his wife, Rose of Saugus, Elaine Lamattina and her husband, Louis of Peabody and Carol Sicranzo and her husband, Michael of Middleton. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews.
In accordance with the CDC’s current restrictions on gathering due to Covid-19, all services will be held privately. Interment will be in Holy Cross Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Marie’s name to a charity of your choice. For online guest book www.vazzafunerals.com.
Thomas John Sena, Sr.
Softball Player and Sponsor, Worked 40 Years at Family Business, Hub Ticket Agency
Private Funeral Services will be held for Thomas John Sena, Sr, 65, who passed away in Revere on March 29 following a long illness.
For over 40 years, Tom worked in the family business “Hub Ticket Agency” of Boston. He played in the Hill Park Softball Team of Revere & sponsored and played for his own team, the Hub Ticket Softball Team of Boston, which was the most winning team in the league.
The beloved husband of 41 years to Denise E. (Strianese) Sena, he was the devoted son of Dorothy F. (Bradley) Sena of Revere and the late Angelo Sena, Jr., cherished father of Alison J. Scali and her husband, Joseph of Peabody, Jennifer J. Sena of Brockton and Thomas J. Sena, Jr. of Revere; adored grandfather to Joshua T. Scali, Jordan P. Fitzpatrick and Travis Fitzpatrick, both of Brockton; dear brother of Pamela Clapp and her husband, Robert and special uncle to Meaghan and Kelly Clapp, all of Ft. Myers, FL. He is also lovingly survived by many faithful cousins.
Remembrances may be made to the Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Division of Development & the Jimmy Fund, P.O. Box 849168, Boston, MA 02284-9168. To send online condolences, please visit www.vertuccioandsmith.com. Funeral Arrangements were under the direction of the Vertuccio & Smith, Home for Funerals.
Of Revere, formerly of East Boston
Ubaldo Leone of Revere, formerly of East Boston, passed away on April 11 at the age of 85.
The beloved husband of the late Carmela (DeSimone) Leone, he was the loving father of John Leone of Winthrop, Benito Leone and his wife, Debi of Revere, Maria Misiano of Wakefield and her late husband, Stanley, Roy Leone and his wife, Rachel of Hingham, Viola Giangregorio of Revere and her late husband, Thomas and the late Carlo Leone and his surviving wife, Laurie of Middleton; dear brother of Nicola Leone and Regina Gnerre, both of Revere, Carmela Favorito of East Boston and the late Michael Leone; cherished grandfather of Amoreena, Gina, Veronica, Jessica, Carl, Stanley Jr., Johnny, Marissa, Michael, Dante, Angelo, Nicholas and Thomas and adored great grandfather of Joseph James and Marco Benito. He is also survived by many nieces, nephews and cousins.
All services will be held private. Entombment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Ubaldo’s name to the Alzheimer’s Association, 480 Pleasant St. Watertown, MA. For online guest book www.vazzafunerals.com.
Phyllis Rita DelGreco
Happiest Spending Time with Family and Friends
Phyllis Rita (Scimone) DelGreco, a lifelong resident of Revere, passed away on Holy Thursday, April 9. She was with her son and daughter-in-law at her bedside when she passed due to pneumonia caused by Covid-19.
Phyllis worked for the Telephone Company as an operator. She was her happiest when spending time with her family and friends. She will truly be missed.
She was the daughter of the late Philip and Joan Scimone, beloved wife of the late Pasquale “Pat,” devoted mother of Robert S. and his wife, Rosanna; cherished grandmother of Michael, Robert, and Nicholas; dear sister of Richard Scimone and his wife, Susan, Sandra McCormick and her late husband, Thomas and the late Joseph “Joe Red” Scimone and his surviving wife, Karen. She was also survived by her loving brother and sisters-in-law and by many nieces and nephews.
In accordance with the CDC’s current restrictions on gatherings due to Covid-19, all services will be held privately. Entombment will be in Holy Cross Mausoleum. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Phyllis’ memory to St Jude Children’s Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105. For guest book, please visit www.Buonfiglio.com
Kenneth Gravell, Jr.
Member of Carpenter’s Union Local 33
Kenneth Gravell, Jr., 59, died unexpectedly at his home on Sunday, April 5.
Mr. Gravell was a member of the Carpenter’s Union Local #33.
Born in Everett and a lifelong resident of North Revere, he was the son of Catherine (Currier) Gravell and the late Kenneth Gravell. In addition to his mother, he is survived by his brother; Nicholas Cox and his wife, Marina, sister, Jeanine Tremblay, cousin, John Gravell and by many nieces, nephews and cousins. He was the brother of the late William Gravell and his wife, Sharon.
Services were private with entombment at Holy Cross Mausoleum. For condolences www.BisbeePorcella.com.
Cafeteria Worker at the Lincoln School, Also Worked for Brooks Brothers and Stop & Shop
Mary M. (Carrozza) Amato, 85, of Revere, passed away at home on Monday, April 13 surrounded by her loving family.
Mary worked for Brooks Brothers in Boston as a seamstress, Cafeteria worker at the Lincoln School in Revere and at Stop & Shop on Squire Road in Revere.
She was the cherished daughter of the late Felice and Giuseppina (Gangi) Carrozzo, beloved wife of the late Giuseppe Amato. loving mother of Silvana Marchetti and her husband, Raymond, adored grandmother of Maria, Robert and Brandon Marchetti, cherished great-grandmother of Elijah Reed, caring sister of Rosa Izzo and loving aunt of Susan Luongo and Agostino Izzo. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic all service are private. In lieu of flowers donation may be made in Mary’s name to the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital by visiting www.stjude.org
Passed Following a Brief Illness
Private Funeral Services and interment in Puritan Lawn Memorial Park, Peabody were held for Mary E. (Hurley) Fontaine, 96, who passed away on April 7 following a brief illness.
The wife of the late Rene J. Fontaine, she was the beloved mother of Robert “Jay” Fontaine and his husband, Ray Gottwald of Harwich, John R. Fontaine of Lynn and Jane E. Fontaine and her husband, Richard A. Bryson of Revere; devoted grandmother of Justin and Jasmine Fontaine, cherished sister of Virginia Michaud of Salem and the late Eugene Hurley, James Hurley and Eileen J. Tighe. She is also lovingly survived by several nephews and nieces. Remembrances may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Pl., Memphis, TN 38105-9959. To send online condolences, please visit www.vertuccioandsmith.com. Funeral Arrangements were under the care and direction of the Vertuccio & Smith, Home for Funerals.
Active in Many Senior Citizen Organizations
Antoinette Melchionno, 97, of Revere and formerly of Chelsea, died on Easter Sunday, April 12, 2020.
Born and raised in Chelsea, Antoinette moved to Revere as a young woman where she made her home ever since. She was active in many senior citizen’s organizations. In her free time, she loved spending time with family and friends. She will be sorely missed.
The beloved wife of the late Angelo Melchionno, she was the devoted mother of Barbara Eydenberg of Revere, cherished grandmother of Robert Eydenberg of Revere, dear sister of the late Michael Colella, Carmella Ferrante, Adeline “Lily” Massa, Edith Colella, Amerigo Colella, Olga Colella, Jennie Gregory, Patsy Colella and Rita Keating. She is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.
In accordance with the CDC’s Current restrictions on gatherings due to Covid-19 all services will be held privately. The family is planning a celebration of Antoinette’s life for a later date to be announced. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to St Jude Children’s hospital 501 St. Jude Place Memphis, TN 38105 USA . Interment Woodlawn Cemetery. For guestbook please visit www.Buonfiglio.com.
George Capano, III
George F. Capano III of Andover died recently.The son of George Jr. and Madeline (Zizza) Capano of Andover, he was the brother of Anthony M. and his wife, Jennifer of Florida, Christian Tavares and her husband, David, Christopher P., Madelyn Curry and her husband, Douglas, Michael J. and his wife Erin, all of Andover and Richard A. and his wife Sarah of New Hampshire. George is also survived by several nephews, niece and extended family.Due to the Covid-19 restrictions all services at the moment are privately held. Future services to include family and friends will be planned in the coming months. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in George’s name to Greater New England Muscular Sclerosis Society, 101A First Ave. Waltham, MA 02451. Arrangements under the direction of Cota Funeral Home, 335 Park St. NORTH READING. www.cotafuneralhomes.com
Revere Police Department Retiree
Harold “Buddy” Lear of Port St. Lucie, Florida passed away on March 30.
The beloved husband of Letty (Burke) Lear with whom he shared 53 years of marriage, he was born and raised in Revere and served in the US Navy as an air crew man. Upon release, he became a naval reservist.
He was a Patrolman on the Revere Police Department until his retirement.
His brother was the late Robert F. Lear, a retired Revere Police Dept. Detective and his late wife, Betty along with his nieces and nephews, Robert Jr., Michael, Kathy, Susan and the late Richard Lear. He also leaves behind his in-laws, Retired Police Sergeant, John Burke and Janet Wholley, Dr. Darlene Burke and her husband, Gary Strasmann, Regis and her husband, Mike Solemina, and Michael Solemina and his wife, Andrea.
His remains will be buried in the Veteran’s Cemetery in Florida.