Her Kind Spirit, Love, Respect for Family and Friends and Passion for Life Will Be Missed
Antoinette (Nesci) Brandano, a lifelong resident of Revere, passed peacefully at the age of 100 on February 4.
Ann was born in Revere on March 12, 1920 to the late Elizabeth (Puzzella) and Domenic Nesci. She was the beloved and devoted wife of the late Peter Brandano with whom she shared 38 years of marriage and the widow of the late Albert Lepore. Ann’s kind spirit, love and respect for her family and friends and her passion for life will be missed. Her daily routine of dressing so beautifully each day along with hair and lipstick and polished nails was very important to Ann.
She is survived by her sons: James Brandano and Phyllis of Florida, Vincent Brandano and Susan of Revere, Robert Brandano and Denise of Lynnfield, Paul Brandano and Gregory Zak of Florida and Richard Brandano and Barbara of Peabody. She was the cherished nana of nine grandchildren and proud Great Nana of 12; loving aunt to Joanne Screnci and Thomas of New Hampshire, Nicholas Catizone of Revere, Sonny Ruggerio of California and she was pre-deceased by her beloved son, Carmine Lepore, Peter Brandano, Jr and his wife, Joyce Brandano; her devoted niece, Carol Callahan and her siblings, Jeanette Ruggerio, Frances Catizone and Salvatore Nesci.
The family would like to thank the West Revere Nursing Home and Kaplan Hospice House of Danvers for their loving care.
A visitation was held at the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, Revere on Tuesday followed by an 11 a.m. Mass at St. Anthony’s Church in Revere. Interment was at Holy Cross Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Ann’s name to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude PL, Memphis, TN 38105-9959 or at stjude.org. For guest book, please visit www.buonfiglio.com.
Retired ILGW (International Ladies Garment Union) Presser
Funeral Services were held privately due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic for Leo F. Mirasolo who died at Massachusetts General Hospital on Sunday, January 31 exactly one week after losing his wife of 73 years, Phyllis (Amato) Mirasolo.
Leo was born and raised in East Boston. He was educated in Boston Public Schools but like many, he was forced to leave school to assist with providing for his family. Leo worked as a presser as a young man then opened his own Dry Cleaners & Tailoring shop in Maverick Square in East Boston. He had to close it shortly thereafter due to being drafted into the United States Army in September of 1945.
Leo spent more than a year in Germany with his unit as they searched for weapons and resistance soldiers. The unit went house to house to maintain peace and safety for U.S. Soldiers as well as fellow foreign allies.
Leo was honorably discharged in May of 1947 and immediately began work as a presser with the ILGW Union (International Ladies Garment Workers Union) in Boston’s “Garment District.” He spent over 45 years working there.
Leo and his wife began their life together in East Boston, later moving to Revere in 1956. His family was always first. He worked hard to provide for his family which was always his priority.
After many years of hard work, Leo and his wife enjoyed traveling around the world. They took trips to Europe, Hawaii, the West Coast, Aruba, the Bahamas, Canada, Las Vegas and Florida. Leo also enjoyed the visiting casinos and the racetrack. He was a horse racing enthusiast.
Above all, Leo loved his family. He loved his wife, children, grandchildren and great grandchildren, they were the most important to him.
The devoted and beloved husband of the late Phyllis (Amato) Mirasolo, he was the loving father of Ret. Revere Patrolman Joseph L. Mirasolo of Groveland, Leonard F. Mirasolo and his wife, Ann Marie of Saugus and Lisa A. Mirasolo of Revere; cherished grandfather of Michelle L. Korisianos and her husband, Peter of Peabody, Stephen J. Mirasolo and his wife, Nicole of Groveland, Meghan Allen and her husband, Edward of Melrose and Brian W. Mirasolo and his fiancé, Sheila Jameson of Wakefield; adored great grandfather of Gianna, Ava, Alexa and Georgia; dear brother of Mary “Chickie” Masse of Revere and the late Christopher Mirasolo and his surviving wife, Connie of Wakefield, Joseph Mirasolo and his surviving wife, Rose of Revere, Vincent Mirasolo, Frank Mirasolo, Rose Salton, Lena Bouchard, Jennie Arinna and Anna Rappa. He is also lovingly survived by many nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews. Entombment was in Woodlawn Cemetery – Sheffield Community Mausoleum, Everett. Remembrances may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-9959.
The staff at Vertuccio & Smith, Home for Funerals is most honored to have assisted the family in completion of funeral arrangements. To send online condolences, please visit www.vertuccioandsmith.com.
Retired Hearings Officer for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts
Edwin Frank, 95, of Chelsea, formerly of Malden and Revere, beloved husband of the Harriet (Berger) Frank died on February 8 at the Kaplan Family Hospice House, Danvers.
Born in Malden, the son of the late David and Rose (Levine) Frank, he was raised and educated in Revere and was a graduate of Revere High School. Edwin worked as a hearings officer for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. He was a member of the Knights of Pythias Crescent Lodge and former board of directors’ member of the Chelsea Revere Jewish Community Center. Edwin loved listening to classical music and watching sports. When he was a kid, he used to sell tip sheets for Wonderland Dog Track.
Edwin is survived by his son, Eric Frank and his wife, Donna of Nashua, NH, his granddaughter, Hannah Frank, who was the light of his life, and his niece, Diane Frank. He was predeceased by his brother, Philip Frank and a nephew, Rick Frank.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic private graveside services will be held in Lynn. Contributions in his memory may be made to the Katzman Family Center for Living 17 Lafayette Ave. Chelsea, MA 02150. Sharing written remembrances and condolences during this time will be essential in helping the Frank family reminisce, celebrate and heal. We encourage you to share your memories by visiting www.torffuneralservice.com
Longtime Devotee of St. Anthony of Padua Parish Community
Marie A. (Vellucci) Chiles-Mason, 83, died in Revere on February 5 following a long illness.
A longtime devotee of the St. Anthony of Padua Parish Community, Revere, she was the beloved wife of 54 years of Kenneth J. Mason and the late Edward J. Chiles, the cherished mother of James E. Chiles and his wife, Christine of North Andover and Kevin J. Chiles and his wife, Kristine of Revere; devoted
grandmother of Janelle Silk and her husband, Dustin of North Andover, Britney Francis and her husband, Jeffrey of East Hampstead, NH, Stephanie Chiles and Jamie Leigh Chiles, both of North Andover and Kevin J. Chiles, Jr. and Emily Anne Chiles, both of Revere; dear sister to Cosmo D. Vellucci and his late wife, Maureen of Malden, Patricia J. Carrasquillo and her late husband, Juan and Anne C. Rodriguez and her late husband, Efrain “Fred,” all of Revere. She is also lovingly survived by her three great-grandsons, Patrick, Connor and Jack Silk, all of North Andover and proudly survived by Barbara Mason of San Jose, CA and many nieces and nephews.
Family and friends are invited to attend the Visitation in the Vertuccio & Smith, Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Rte. 107) Revere today, Wednesday, Feb. 10 from 5 to 7 p.m. Parking available left of the funeral home. Due to the ongoing pandemic, all protocols will be strictly adhered to i.e. face masks must be worn at all times in the funeral home, in church and on the cemetery grounds. Social distancing must be maintained. All are invited to attend the Funeral Mass on Thursday, Feb. 11 in St. Anthony of Padua Church, 250 Revere St., Revere at 11 a.m., followed by interment at Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. Attendees are instructed to report directly to church. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 309 Waverly Oaks Rd., Waltham,
Funeral Arrangements entrusted to the care and direction of the Vertuccio & Smith, Home for Funerals. To send online condolences, please visit www.vertuccioandsmith.com.