Obituaries 12-30-2020

Angelo Paglucca

Owner of Angelo’s Salon in Somerville

Funeral Services and Interment will be held privately due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic for Angelo J. Paglucca, 90, who died on Saturday, December 26 at the Massachusetts General Hospital, following a long illness.

Angelo was native and lifelong resident of East Boston. He was raised on Liverpool Street where he remained his entire life. He attended Boston Public Schools and was a graduate of East Boston High School, Class of 1946.

As a young man, while still in high school and after graduation, he worked for the Box Spring Factory of East Boston.

Angelo knew his calling at an early age and while working his day job, he enrolled in night school to become a hairdresser. He worked for several salons before opening “Angelo’s Salon” located on Boston Avenue in Somerville which he owned and operated for over 30 years. When Angelo retired, he invested in Real Estate in East Boston and spent his time managing his properties.

Angelo also enjoyed traveling in his retirement, especially to Europe, South America, and the Caribbean. Angelo always loved being with his very large family for holidays, birthdays or whatever the event was.

He was the devoted son of the late Michael and Maria Paglucca, the loving brother of Anna Coviello and her late husband, Frederick of Hanover and the late Philomena E. Mullen and her late husband, William G., Mary Page, Julia Puzzo, Phylly Paglucca, Angelina Paglucca, Vincenzia Paglucca, Michael, Paglucca and Alfred Paglucca. He is also survived by his dear sister-in-law Vera Paglucca of East Boston and by many loving nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews. Interment will be in Oak Grove Cemetery, Medford. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the America Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 7023,  Merrifield, VA      22116-7023    

To send online condolences, please visit www.vertuccioandsmith.com    

Funeral Arrangements entrusted to the care and direction of the Vertuccio & Smith, Home for Funerals, Revere.

Christopher Santosuosso

Longtime V.A. Volunteer

Christopher J. Santosuosso of Revere passed away on Dec. 20 at the age of 85.

Raised in Revere by the late Albert and Teresa Santosuosso, he was a U.S. Air Force Veteran with the Strategic Air Command and a longtime volunteer at the Bedford V.A.

He is survived by his children from his first marriage: Steven Santosuosso, Lori Tryder and her partner, James Cipoletta, Richard Santosuosso and his wife, Lynelle and Mark Santosuosso and his wife, Jennifer and is also survived by his second wife, Nina (Vanella) Santosuosso and her daughter, Donna and husband, Anthony D’Amato and also lovingly survived by his grandchildren: Camille, Steven Jr., Jason, Derek, Lauren, Karlene, Richard, Dylan, Matthew, Marissa, Brianna, Mikaela, Anthony Jr., and three great grandchildren. He was the loving brother to Albert, Joseph, Jimmy, Karen and Nancy. Due to restrictions, a private ceremony was held.

Emily Cerulli

Former President of the Revere Patriots Senior Citizens Club

Emily A. (DeFlorio) Cerulli, 93, of Revere, formerly of East Boston, passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family Thursday evening, December 17. 

“Emily was the former Supervisor for The Dept. of Corp & Taxation at the Saltonstall Building in Boston and when she retired in 1988 she became the President of the Revere Patriots Senior Citizens Club along with my Dad as the treasurer.  She did this over a span of 10 years to  provide the seniors of Revere with memorable vacations to places such as Villagio, Indian Head, Foxwoods and various other places.

Within our family and the many, many family gatherings we had, she was known as Auntie Em [The Wizard of Oz] and her famous “ash barrel” pie.  In the 50’s when she would make our family birthday cakes, the pan was the size of the old metal garbage cans        hence the name “ash barrel.”     

She looked forward to seeing all her nieces and nephews and lit up with delight in putting out a royal feast every holiday. 

In her down time, she truly enjoyed knitting and crocheting and each of her

grandsons had a yellow hoodie one piece suit that was designed by her, along with sweater sets, hats and mittens and various blankets.  These items were passed on to her great grandchildren too. 

She loved playing cards with family and friends. She was seen at the various Bingo halls and in her later years she loved going daily to the Rossetti-Cowen Senior Center in Revere for lunches and Bingo.”

She was the daughter of the late Joseph and Blanche (Ferullo) DeFlorio, wife of the late Edward V. Cerulli, caring sister of Phyllis Sennewald, Rita Muse, Gaetano DeFlorio and Janice C. DeFlorio; mother of Patricia Raia and Karen Struthers; adored  grandmother of Randy Baratz, Michael and Giselle Struthers, David and Kristina Struthers, Adam Struthers and Vincenzo and Rachel Raia; great grandmother of Landon and Leighton Struthers, Giuseppe and Antonio Raia and is also survived by many nieces and nephews.  Emily will be laid to rest with her late husband of 70 years, Eddie at Woodlawn Cemetery. 

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Frances Duffy

Regular St. Anthony’s Novena Attendee

Frances V. (D’Amico) Duffy, 80. of Revere (Beachmont) died at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers on Monday, December 21. She was the beloved wife of Arthur A. Duffy, with whom she shared 65 years of marriage. 

Born, raised and a lifelong resident of the Beachmont section of Revere, Mrs. Duffy was the daughter of the late Joseph and Mary (Bruno) D’Amico. She was a regular attendee of St. Anthony Novena at St. Anthony’s Church in Revere. 

Mrs. Duffy is survived by her four children, Elizabeth Lezell, Arthur A. Duffy, Jr., Joseph Duffy and Wayne Duffy, all of Revere; six grandchildren: Christina, Michael, Caitlin, Joseph, Anthony and Angelo; two great grandchildren, Aries and Amelia; one brother, John D’Amico of Lynn; two sisters, Donna D’Amico Randolph and Carol Gibson both of Lynn. She was predeceased by two brothers, Anthony and Eugene D’Amico. 

In lieu of flowers, donations in Frances’s memory may be made to Joslin Diabetes Center at giving.joslin.org.  

At the request of the family, services are private. For condolences: www.BisbeePorcella.org.

John Aulino

Well Known in the Parking and Transportation Industry

 John “Jackie” Aulino, 71, a lifelong resident of Revere, died suddenly at home on December 25.

Jackie was well known in the parking and transportation industry. He was a member of RHS, Class of 1967 and a graduate of UMass Boston.

The devoted son of the late Alphonse and Rose (Belmonte) Aulino, he was the loving father of Jacquelyn Aulino, Erica Aulino and Alexandra Aulino, beloved companion of Marianita Gonzalez, loving nephew of Joseph and Rose Belmonte, dearest cousin of Debra Belmonte, (who was more like a sister to Jackie,),Joseph Belmonte Jr .and Michael Belmonte. He is also survived by his former wife and mother of his daughters, Celeste Ianniciello and by many loving cousins and friends.

Due to the ongoing Covid-19 guidelines issued by the Commonwealth of MA, capacity limits are in effect and masks and social distancing are mandatory while attending services. His Funeral will be from the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, 128 Revere St, Revere on Thursday, Dec. 31 at 9 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St Anthony’s Church at 10:00 am. Relatives and friends are kindly invited. Visiting hours will be today, Wednesday, from 5 to 7 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St Anthony’s Church. 250 Revere St, Revere, MA 02151. Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery. For guestbook, please visit www.Buonfiglio.com.

Linda Secatore-Gerry

Longtime Parishioner of St. Anthony’s Church

Linda Secatore-Gerry of Revere died on December 22.

Linda loved her dog, Lucky. She was a devout Catholic and longtime parishioner of St Anthony’s Church. Linda enjoyed ballroom dancing at Hillview Country Club in North Reading where she met the love of her life, Richard. She enjoyed gardening, dining out and spending time in Maine.

The beloved wife of the late Richard Gerry, she was the devoted daughter of the late Amleto and Enes (Avallone) Secatore, loving cousin of Marilyn and Dave Ellis of Randolph and Lorna Grande of the Berkshires and is also survived by dear friends: Diane Colella, Julia Malvarosa, Camille Cristello, Noelle Smith and Barbara Peterson. 

Her Funeral was held from the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home,  Revere on Tuesday, December 29th  followed by a Funeral Mass in St Anthony’s Church and interment at Holy Cross Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St Anthony’s Church, 250 Revere St, Revere MA 02151. For guestbook, please visit www.Buonfiglio.com

Constance Perullo

City Hall Retiree and Honorary Rotarian 

Funeral Services and Interment in Holy Cross Cemetery in Malden were held privately for Constance F. “Connie” (Fabiano) Perullo, 94, who passed away on December 23 in Derry, Hew Hampshire. 

Born in Revere, she attended Revere Schools and was a graduate of Revere High School. Connie worked at the General Edwards Inn for many years, where she was named an honorary Rotarian and later, she worked at Maggio’s as a hostess. She would soon take a position at Revere City Hall as secretary in the Department of Elder Affairs for the remainder of her working career. There, she was loved by all who met her. Her loving personality brought joy to anyone at any time. She often cooked for her “boys” at the hall after a bushel of apples were simply left at herdoor. She simply loved caring for people whether family or friends or even someone she met for first time. She will be missed by all who knew her.

The devoted mother of Margaret (Perullo) Ohliger and her husband, John of Derry, New Hampshire and the late Pamela A. Perullo, Edward L. Perullo and

Lawrence J. Perullo, she was the cherished grandmother of Erick A. Ohliger and his wife, Marnie of Canton, North Carolina and Kristal L. Wilson and her husband, David of Newport Center, Vermont; adored great-grandmother of David C. Wilson, Jr. and Kendra L. Wilson, all of Newport Ctr., Vermont and Erica A. Ohliger of Waynesville, North Carolina; dear sister of the late Madeline Sbordoni, Louise Luise, Grace Oreto, Edith DiMaggio, and Dorothy DeAngelis, Ralph Fabiano, John Fabiano, Daniel Fabiano, and Philip Fabiano; daughter of the late Margaret (Maggie) Fabiano. She is also lovingly survived by many nieces and nephews who loved her dearly.

Due to the ongoing pandemic, Funeral Services were held privately. Interment was in Holly Cross Cemetery, Malden. To send online condolences, please visit www.vertucciosandsmith.com.

Frances DeSantis

Will Be Truly Missed By All Who Knew Her

Frances (DePaolo) DeSantis of Revere passed away surrounded by her loving family on December 15 at the age of 89.

Born in Chelsea on April 19, 1931 to the late Anthony and Lena (Belmonte), she was the beloved wife of 67 years of Joseph DeSantis, devoted mother of Joseph DeSantis of Revere, Janice DeSantis and her longtime companion, Rob McPherson of Chelsea and James DeSantis of Revere; cherished grandmother of Joseph DeSantis Jr. and his wife, Erin, John, Jenae and Rachael DeSantis; adored great grandmother of Lola Bartlett and she is also lovingly survived by many cousins. Frances graduated Revere High School with the Class of 1949 and went on to graduate Fisher Junior College. Frances was a homemaker who took great pride in raising her three children and later on her grandchildren. She enjoyed bowling and loved to travel. She will be truly missed by all who knew her.

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 Buonfiglio & Sons – Bruno Funeral Home, 128 Revere Street, Revere, MA 02151. Interment Holy Cross Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 225 N. Michigan Ave., Fl. 17, Chicago, IL 60601 or at alz.org. For guestbook please visit www.buonfiglio.com

Lillian Bruni 

Beloved Family Matriach

Lillian Bruni passed on to eternal life on December 2nd at the age of 97.

Lillian was the last of her generation and the beloved matriarch of her large, tight-knit family. She is joined in Heaven by her husband, Louis J. Bruni; her son, Michael T. Bruni; her cherished parents, Alec and Anna Bodnaruk; and her much-loved brothers and sisters, Andrew, John, Tommy, Victoria, and Maria. She leaves behind her children, Thomas M. Bruni and his partner, Kay Onan of Roslindale, Carol A. Bruni of Melrose; Stephan L. Bruni of Gray, Maine; and Susan Maria Lagorio of Amesbury. Lillian will be dearly missed by her loving grandchildren: Cathleen Forand and her husband, Eric, Christine Fiorentino and her husband, Thomas, Michael Bruni and his wife, Lauren, Eric Bruni, Stephan Bruni, Maria Gritz and her husband, Clayton, Peter Lagorio, and Gregory Lagorio. Lillian was blessed with 11 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews who will remember her fondly.

Family and friends alike remember Lillian’s joy, unconditional love, acceptance, generosity, patience, respect for traditions, and sense of humor. She loved parties, dancing, cooking, especially recipes from her Ukrainian heritage, babies, hugs, the smell of fresh basil, shopping, nature, and, most of all, her family. She was quick to compliment, a gifted storyteller, and a social butterfly. Lillian kept a well-stocked pantry and was glad to see her grandchildren and their friends rummaging through it whenever they liked. At the dinner table, she encouraged us to eat to our heart’s content and to laugh often, and her sassy humor was often accompanied by the wink of an eye. Lillian frequently encouraged us to “take care of each other.”

Lillian had quite the sense of adventure and was able to travel with her husband and friends often. Most notably, at the age of 87 she embarked on a trip of a lifetime to Ukraine, which included a 12-hour train ride from Kiev to her father’s childhood village. There, she was welcomed by many members of her extended family whom she met for the very first time. 

Baba, we will always Love You More. The family will have a private funeral service. Should friends and family desire, remembrances may be made to the March of Dimes, Donation Processing Center, P.O. Box 673667, Marietta, GA 30006, in honor of Lillian’s love of babies. To send online condolences, please visit www.vertuccioandsmith.com. 

Funeral Arrangements entrusted to the care and direction of the Vertuccio & Smith, Home for Funerals.

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