Massport Authority Retiree
Richard A. Casoli of Revere passed away peacefully at his home on January 22 surrounded by the people who loved him.
Richard made a great career working for Massport Authority for 33 years, retiring in 2003 as a foreman. He made many lifelong friends there and truck # “133” will always be remembered.
He also worked for many years for Robert Sasso & Sons Construction. He loved visits from everyone, especially his card games. He always had a way of captivating an audience with his stories and life experiences.
His winters were spent in Florida where you could find him at Gulfstream Park betting the “ponies.” All in all, he was “ one of a kind” and will be sadly missed.
He was born in 1938 to the late Michael and Mary Casoli, the dear brother of Anne Casoli and preceded by his brothers Michael and Robert; the devoted and loved father of Nikole, Richard and Christopher and loving grandfather to Francesca Casoli and Valentina Tate. He also leaves behind his longtime companion of 20 years, Pamela Lomanno of Quincy and her children, Aimee Groleau and Domenique Alibrandi. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews who have fond memories of him.
Services are private and in lieu of flowers, we ask that you consider a donation to the Alzheimer’s Association, 225 N. Michigan Ave Fl. 17, Chicago, IL 60601 or at alz.org. For guest book please visit www.buonfiglio.com.
Massport Authority Retiree
Irene A. (Witkowska) Amaral of Revere passed away on January 19.
Irene was a resident of Revere for 63 years and a former member of St. Anthony’s Church.
She was the beloved wife of the late Edward Amaral, loving mother of David Amaral and Daryl Amaral, both of Revere and Amelia Malatesta and her husband, James of Hamilton; dear sister of the late Henry Witkowski, Edna Grzybinski, Frances Cassell and Lucy Venios; cherished grandmother of David, Kenneth, Katie, Everett and Gianna Amaral, Alexis and Cole Malatesta, and the late Daryl and Emma Amaral. She is also survived by many loving great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Committal services are private. A sodality donation in Irene’s memory can be made to Mystic Valley Elder Services, Malden, MA at MVES.org. For more information or to leave an online condolence, please visit www.ruggieromh.com.
Michael Wood, 55, of Revere passed away January 15 at Mass General Hospital after a long illness. He is survived by his father, William Wood and his stepmother, Claire Wood. He was the brother of Cheryl Dionne and her husband, Marvin, Lisa Medeiros and her husband, Jeff Stacey Wood and her partner, Sylvia Bortz, William Wood, Jr. and his partner, Jennie DiBartolomeo and by many cousins, nieces and nephews.
A private memorial was celebrated by his siblings and parents.
Revere Schools Special Needs Paraprofessional Whose Generosity and Love Was Endless
A Funeral Mass was celebrated on Thursday, January 14 at St. Anthony of Padua Church for Angela (De Sisto) Galdo who died at her home surrounded by her loving family on Monday, January 11 following a courageous battle with Glioblastoma. She had just celebrated her 72nd birthday on January 9th.
Angela was born and raised in Apice, Benevento, Italy. She came to the United States in 1966, settling in Revere.
Angela obtained her hairdressing license and began working as a hair stylist in several area salons. She worked as a stylist for over 10 years before she and her husband, Alfonso began their family together.
Angela was a proud mother of two children. She was a stay-at-home mother until her children were raised. She then began working for the City of Revere Schools as a paraprofessional with special needs students. Angela worked at this position for about 10 years, her loving and caring ways demonstrated in the classroom showed who she was. Angela always made everyone feel special and like they were her family. She strived at making people happy and loved being surrounded by people all the time. Angela was always the first to help and she would instill this in her children, by saying “Don’t ask if they need help, just do it.” Her generosity and love was endless and she always did things from her heart.
Angela was a devotee of St. Anthony of Padua Church and had a deep faith in God.
The beloved and devoted wife of 44 years to Alfonso Galdo of Revere, she was the loving and cherished mother of Andre Galdo and his wife, Julie M. of Danvers and Daniela Snow and her husband, Christopher of Marblehead; adored Nonna of Dante and Rocco; dedicated daughter of the late Antonio and Luisa (Ranauro) De Sisto, dear sister of Giuseppe De Sisto and his late wife, Margherita and Michele De Sisto and his wife, Santina, all of Revere and Berardino “Billy” De Sisto and his wife, Maria of Saugus. She is also lovingly survived by many loving nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews
Remembrances may be made to the Massachusetts General Hospital Development Office, Department of Neuro-Oncology, 125 Nashua Street, Suite 540, Boston, MA 02114.
Funeral arrangements entrusted to the care & direction of the Vertuccio & Smith, Home for Funerals.
To send online condolences, please visit www.vertuccioandsmith.com.
Proprietor of Freda Corp
Italo S. Freda, 72, of Winthrop and Saugus passed away at the Melrose-Wakefield Hospital on January 10.
Born in Avellino, Italy, he came to this country at an early age residing in Chelsea. A graduate of Chelsea High School he went on to become the proprietor of Freda Corp., a heavy equipment company building parks for the City of Boston.
He was the devoted husband of Gina (Campo) and the loving father of Italo Freda, Jr. and Gregory Freda, both of Saugus and Marissa Freda of Winthrop; dear brother of Joseph Freda, Anthony Freda, Gina Musto and Filomena Sellitto and cherished grandfather of Carli.
The funeral was conducted from the Caggiano-O’Maley-Frazier Funeral Home , Winthrop on Friday, January. Services concluded with interment in the Belle Isle section of Winthrop Cemetery.
To sign the online guestbook go to www.caggianofuneralhome.com.