Obituaries 10-28-2020

Eleanor Rose Tomeo

Retired Revere School System Teaching Supervisor and a Beautiful Lady Inside and Out

Eleanor Rose Tomeo, 99, passed away on October 23 at Windsor Place of Wilmington.

Eleanor was born on August 19, 1921, in Medford, the cherished daughter of the late Alfred R. Tomeo and Angela (Cuneo) Tomeo. She was raised in Revere and graduated from Revere High School in 1939. Following graduation, Eleanor attended the Copley School of Fashion in Boston, graduating with honors in 1941.

Eleanor went on to work for the Revere Public School System where she was instrumental in initiating “Home Economics” courses in the Revere Middle Schools. She retired as a teaching supervisor in 1982.

Eleanor was a very caring and compassionate person; her family was everything to her. Eleanor, along with her sister Evelyn, tenderly took care of their parents until their passing.

Eleanor was a superior seamstress as she made gorgeous wedding gowns, christening outfits, prom dresses, dresses and beautiful outfits for many family members. She made countless Christmas stockings all specially planned out and meticulously detailed for her family and extended family; all gifts that will be treasured for years to come.

Eleanor’s passion was to team up with her best friend and sister, Evelyn, to create wonderful holiday and birthday meals, beautiful decorations and countless memories for their ever expanding family. Eleanor was a beautiful lady inside and out; she loved doing for others and she will forever be in the hearts of those she touched.

Eleanor was the dear sister of the late Louise M. (Tomeo) Gage and Evelyn C. Tomeo, both of Wilmington and the late Vito A. Tomeo of California; loving aunt of Robert V. Gage and Jeanne L. (Gage) Kane, both of Wilmington, Thomas A. Tomeo, Diane (Tomeo) Scroggins and Stephen A. Tomeo, all of California, the late Richard E. Gage and William A. Gage. Eleanor is also survived by her special cousin, Marie DiLorenzo of Medford as well as by many great and great-great nieces and nephews.

All are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial for Eleanor today, Wednesday, October 28 at 10 a.m. in St. Thomas of Villanova Church, 126 Middlesex Ave., Wilmington, followed by burial in the family lot at St. Michael’s Cemetery, Roslindale.

Memorial donations in Eleanor’s memory may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

Arrangements are under the direction of Nichols Funeral Home, Inc., Wilmington, MA.

Joseph C. DiCarlo

Left This World Peacefully Bathed in Spirit, Beauty and Love

It is with deep sorrow that we mourn the passage of Joseph C. DiCarlo on October 22 at the age of 84 years following a courageous battle with cancer.

Joseph left this world peacefully, bathed in spirit, beauty and love, and surrounded by his wife of 62 years, Joanne (Signore) and his devoted children. He was the beloved father of Stephen J. DiCarlo and his wife, Lynda of Peabody, Denise DiCarlo and her husband, Andrew R. Bisignani of Nahant, and Leanne M. Merullo and her husband, Anthony, Jr. of N. Reading; cherished grandfather of Stephen J. DiCarlo, Jr. and his wife, Emily, Lauran A. DiCarlo, Anthony S. Merullo, III and John J. Merullo and great grandfather of Isabelle Summer DiCarlo; dear brother of William R. DiCarlo and his wife, Donna of Plymouth, Leo J. DiCarlo of Hallandale Beach, FL and Peter C. DiCarlo, Jr. of Revere, and the late Matthew C. DiCarlo; brother-in-law of Leona E. DiCarlo of Saugus. Joe was also blessed with many beloved and numerous friends, both life-long and, later in life, by a cherished group of friends in Deerfield Beach, FL, where Joe happily spent 20 years as a snowbird.

Memorial donations may be made in Joe’s name to Care Dimensions, 75 Sylvan St., Suite B-102, Danvers, MA 01923, to whom the family wishes to send special thanks for their compassion, care and comfort in Joe’s last days. At the request of the family, services are private.To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Joseph C. DiCarlo please visit our  Tribute Store.

Kevin Cummings

Revere Youth Baseball Coach

Kevin J. Cummings, 61, of Revere, formerly of Malden, died on October 22 after a long illness.

Kevin worked for New England Coffee for 26 years. He also was a baseball coach to many of Revere’s youth as well as other organizations. He was passionate about the game, his players and other coaches. He was a longtime friend of Bill’s. He loved to teach, encourage and inspire and will be missed by many.

The beloved husband of Joyce Doherty, he was the devoted father of Kasey J. Cummings and Kyle R. Cummings, both of Revere; loving son of the late James and Mary (Ryan) Cummings; dear brother of Robert Cummings and his wife, Beverly of Malden, Laurence Perry and his wife, Vivian of Eastham, Margaret Decie of Beverly, Elizabeth Perry of Ware, William Cummings and his wife, Kathleen of North Reading and the late James Cummings, Barbara Cummings, Timothy Cummings and James Cummings. He is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.

A period of visitation was held at the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, 128 Revere Street, Revere and private interment will be at Woodlawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen Street, Suite 250, Framingham, MA 01701. For guestbook, please visit

Edward O’Hara

Former Revere City Councillor and School Committeeman; Retired MA State Trooper and Suffolk Superior Court Officer

It is with deep sorrow that we mourn the passing of Edward L. O’Hara, 85, on October 23, 2020 surrounded by his family. Ed was a lifelong Revere resident. He was educated at the Immaculate Conception School, was a proud alumnus` of Immaculate Conception High School, Class of 1954 and earned a full athletic scholarship to Boston College. He worked several jobs before graduating from the Massachusetts State Police Academy, the 45th RTT in December of 1962. 

Ed was elected to the Revere School Committee serving from 1961 – 1963. He left the State Police in 1974 to pursue his political career. He ran for Mayor of the City of Revere, was elected as a Revere City Councilor in the 1970s and served as Council President. He later became a Suffolk Superior Court Officer, where he worked for over 25 years. In his retirement he stayed active within the community and could often be found on a summer’s night on the pitcher’s mound at Hill Park. 

He fiercely loved his daughters and their families and was a proud father and grandfather. The devoted son of the late Edward T. O’Hara and Mary V. (Calo) O’Hara, he was the loving father of Lynne A. Caramello and her husband, Ret. Revere Fire Lt. James V. Caramello of Revere, Erin M. DeNofrio and her husband, Michael DeNofrio of North Reading, Lauren A. O’Hara of Revere, RPD Capt. Amy M. O’Hara – Shea and her husband, Frank Shea of Middleton, Kelly J. O’Hara of Andover, Molly A. Pino and her husband, Martin Pino and Kori M. LaSala and her husband, John LaSala, all of Revere; cherished grandfather of Alexandra, Casey, Mia, Caitlyn, Adam, Frankie, Maggie Jo, Mille Jane, Marty and Kalista Louise; dear brother of Mark O’Hara and his wife, Marcelle of Peabody and the late Brian O’Hara, Maureen Butler, Kevin O’Hara and Marcella Dion. He is also lovingly survived by his companion, Annette Bornstein of Revere and by many nieces and nephews.

A Funeral Mass was celebrated on Tuesday, October 27 in the Immaculate Conception Church. Interment was in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. 

Remembrances may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association MA/NH Chapter, 309 Waverly Oaks Rd., Waltham, MA 02452.  To send online condolences, please visit

The staff at Vertuccio & Smith, Home for Funerals is honored to have assisted the family with completion of funeral arrangements.

Grace DiFabio

Sept. 29 1934 — Oct. 20, 2020

Grace DiFabio of Revere passed away on Oct. 20 at the age of 86.

The beloved wife of the late Romolo DiFabio, she was the cherished mother of Joseph DiFabio and his wife, Doreen of Moultonborough, NH and Robert DiFabio of Revere, loving grandmother of Joseph and his wife, Erica, Andrew, Robert and Nicholas DiFabio, and dear sister of Roy DiPaola. She is also survived by loving nieces and nephews.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to the Lakes Region Visiting Nurse Association and Hospice for their loving care and support.

Funeral arrangements were by the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons ~ Bruno Funeral Home,  Revere and interment was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. Meheimer’s Associtmorial donations can be made to the Alzheimer’s Association of Massachusetts Chapter, 480 Pleasant Street, Watertown MA 02472.. For guestbook, please visit

Josephine ‘Jo’ Cicatelli

An Extraordinary Woman Who Will Be Missed by All Who Knew Her

Josephine “Jo” Cicatelli, 96, a lifelong resident of Revere, passed away on October 23 surrounded by her loving family at home in the house she has lived in since she was born.

Jo worked in the Charlestown Navy Yard during World War II. After the war, she attended Mansfield Beauty Academy and then worked as a hairstylist for 25 years at the Hollywood Hair Salon on Shirley Avenue owned by her sister, Jean. Jo worked as an instructor at the Blaine Hair School eventually becoming the educational director of all the Blaine Hair Schools.

Jo loved spending time with family and friends and her beloved dog, Molly. She loved to cook and was a talented painter and seamstress. She enjoyed gardening and traveling with family and friends. She was an extraordinary woman who will be greatly missed by all who knew her.

Born in Revere on March 5, 1924 to the late Joseph and Antoinette Lamberti (Scalia), she was the beloved wife of 26 years to the late Anthony Cicatelli; devoted mother of Joyce Collier and her husband, Richard of Venice, FL, and Jean Shea and her husband, Gerald of Topsfield; dear sister of the late Mary Cerbone, Jerry Lamberti, Jean Kelfer, Anthony Lamberti and Constance “Connie” Caldwell; dear aunt of Dr. Karen Caldwell, Linda McCormick, Brenda Gemellaro, Joel Kelfer, Annette Scopellito, Paul Lamberti, Dr. Gerald Lamberti, and the late Peter Cerbone, Anthony Cerbone, Vivian Klundt, Joseph Lamberti and Robert Lamberti. 

Due to the current spike in COVID-19, the guidelines issued by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and local officials, funeral services will be privately held for the immediate family under the direction of Paul Bounfiglio & Sons – Bruno Funeral Home, 128 Revere Street, Revere, MA 02151. Interment at Woodlawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Josephine’s name to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-9959 or the Greater Boston Food Bank, 70 South Bay Avenue, Boston, MA 02118 at . For guest book please visit

Elvira Dalosio

Of New Hampshire, formerly of Revere and East Boston

Elvira “Mary” (Diprimio) Dalosio, 97, of Raymond, NH, formerly of  East Boston and Revere, passed away on October 20.

Elvira was born in Manoppello, Italy and immigrated to the U.S. when she was a young girl. She first lived in East Boston and then moved to Revere where she spent over 40 years on Taft Street.

The cherished daughter of the late Antonio and Anna (Ditoro) Diprimio, she was the beloved wife of the late Ernest C. Dalosio, loving mother of Ernest A. Dalosio of Raymond, NH, Patricia Pitari of Georgetown and the late Donna Dalosio-Church; caring sister of George Diprimio and his wife Bette of Chelmsford and the late Ralph and Sarah Diprimio and the late Dino Diprimio; adored grandmother of Daniel Pitari, Shawn Church, Tanya Dalosio-Davis, Angela Dalosio-Cossette and Ernest H. Dalosio, great grandmother of many grandchildren and she is also survived by many loving nieces, nephews and cousins.

Due to the Covid-19 Pandemic, the Funeral Service will be private.

In accordance with State and Federal CDC guidelines, all visitors to the funeral home must wear a mask at all times and practice social distancing. In addition to signing the guestbook for the family, you will also need to print your name and telephone number for contact tracing purposes. Funeral Arrangements are entrusted to the Vazza Funeral Home in Revere.     

Anna Daly

Of Revere, formerly of the North End

Anna (Macri) Daly of Revere formerly of the North End, passed away on October 22 at the age of 86 surrounded by her loving family.

The beloved wife of 63 years to the late James Patrick Daly, she was the devoted mother of Janet Daly of Revere, Linda Daly of Florida and Kathleen Ginsburg and her husband, Gordon of Billerica; cherished grandmother of Anthony Delio, James Delio, Cristina D’Amore, Michael D’Amore, Paul Ginsburg and his wife, Michelle, and Samantha Ginsburg and adored great grandmother of Milana Delio; dear sister of the late Frank Macri, Lucy Papa, and Carmen Macri. She is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.

A Funeral Mass was celebrated at Saint Leonard of Port Maurice Parish, Interment at Holy Cross Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Anna’s name to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude PL, Memphis, TN 38105-9959. For guest book please visit

Frank Boland

A Remembrance Mass Will be Held in the Spring

Frank Boland, 56, formerly of Malden, died suddenly on April 29, 2020.  His passing was not due to COVID-19.

 Frank was a former member of both the Italian American and Irish American Citizens Clubs located in Malden.

Left behind is his wife, Robin Boland who for 33 years loved, cherished and adored him.  

Frank believed “Love was a four-legged word,” and was an amazing and caring Dad to four fur babies: two boys, Bentley and Bandit, and two girls, Snickers and Brandi. 

Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, Funeral Services were unable to be held at the time of Frank’s passing. 

A Remembrance Mass will be held in Frank’s honor, by Robin Boland, on Sunday, April 25, 2021 at 5 p.m. at the Immaculate Conception Church, 600 Pleasant Street, Malden, MA 02148 where they were married in 1997. 

Patricia Medrano

Retired Office and Billing Administrator, Devoted to Home and Family

Patricia “Patty” (Frongillo) Medrano, 75, passed away on Tuesday, October 20 at the Melrose Wakefield Hospital from sudden complications of her ongoing illnesses. 

Born and raised in Everett, she was a beloved daughter of the late Andrew J. and Lena (Ciulla) Frongillo. She attended school in Everett and graduated from Everett High School in1963. She married Thomas Medrano in 1964 and raised two daughters. 

Living in Everett, she later moved to Chelsea and remained there for most of her life. She lived in Revere for the past 10 years. She also worked for many years outside of her home as an office administrator for United Health Insurance and as a billing administrator for Lawrence Memorial Hospital in Medford. She retired in 2007. 

In her lifetime, Patty remained devoted to home and family, sharing a daily cup of coffee with her daughter, shopping and socializing with friends and watching her favorite TV soap, “General Hospital.” 

In addition to her parents she was also predeceased by a daughter, Andrea Anzalone in 2012 and a sister Linda Lavino in 2019.  She was the beloved wife of 56 years to Thomas J. Medrano, Jr., devoted mother of Laureen Corbelle and her husband, Ralph of Revere and the late Andrea Anzalone; cherished grandmother of Michael McCarthy, Thomas Anzalone, Nicholas Anzalone, Courtney Corbelle and Ralph Corbelle; adored great-grandmother of Joseph Michael, Thomas, Julianna, Dominick, Nathan, Briena and Alexandria and dear sister of Joseph A. Frongillo of Chelsea and Jacqueline Levine of New Hampshire. She is also survived by her extended family members and friends. 

Funeral services were private. Arrangements were given to the care and direction of the Welsh Funeral Home, Chelsea. We continue to encourage family and friends who wish, to offer condolences at this time by means of the online guest book or to send a personalized sympathy card visit:

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