Obituaries 05-03-2023

Paul Ciampoli

Retired Revere Police Patrolman

Family and friends are respectfully invited to attend Visiting Hours on Thursday, May 4, from 4 to 8 p.m. in the Vertuccio Smith & Vazza, Beechwood Home for Funerals, 262 Beach St., Revere for Retired Revere Police Patrolman Paul J. Ciampoli, 61, who died at his home in Alton, New Hampshire surrounded by the love and peace of his family on Thursday, April 27 following a brief illness. He would have celebrated his 62nd birthday on May 6th. His funeral will be conducted from the funeral home on Friday, May 5 beginning at 9 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Anthony of Padua Church, 250 Revere St., Revere at 10 a.m. Interment will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett.

Paul was a lifelong Revere resident. He was raised and educated in Revere, attended Revere Public Schools and was a graduate of Revere High School, Class of 1979. Paul then enlisted in the United States Army National Guard Reserves. He served his country from August 22, 1979 until May 31, 1985. Paul worked for himself as a tile setter, mastered his craft and was in demand. He joined the Revere Police Department and spent the next 28 years serving and faithfully protecting the City of Revere. During his time as a Police Officer, Paul was a patrolman, as well as a Detective.

Paul was also a hockey coach for Revere High School, this was his true passion. He enjoyed talking about hockey, coaching hockey and watching hockey. He was enthralled by the sport and was vastly knowledgeable. Paul was also a World War II History buff, from watching movies or listening to stories from his late father, Albert, about certain aspects of the war, particularly about the “Red Ball Express” and the Battle of the Bulge which his father was a part of.

Paul lived in Revere until 2018, then he began spending time between his home in Alton, NH and North Ft. Myers, FL. Paul was deeply devoted to caring for his parents and being a good friend to many people.

He was the beloved son of the late Albert E. and Beatrice L. (Boudrow) Ciampoli, best friend of Liberatore J. “Libby” Scoppettuolo of Alton, NH, dear brother of David P. Ciampoli and his wife, Karen of Saugus, Benjamin Ciampoli and his wife, Mary-Lou and Nina Green, all of Revere, Karen Messina and her husband, James of Alton, NH and the late Linda M. Shaughnessy. He is also lovingly survived by many nieces, nephews, grandnieces, grandnephews, former police officers and friends.

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Pl., Memphis, TN 38105. To send online condolences, please visit​.

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

Mario Sangiorgi

Loved by Many

Mario Sangiorgi passed away unexpectedly on April 27. Mario had been hospitalized for several months with congestive heart failure at Massachusetts General Hospital.

Mario was a loving father, husband, brother in law, uncle and friend. He was loved by many when he passed away he was with his wife and son, Beverly and Joseph Sangiorgi and Janet and Francesca Fagone. He is survived by his wife, Beverly Sangiorgi, son Joseph Sangiorgi, his sisters, Bernice and Sandra Armstrong and Barbara Robles and his brother in law, George Robles and nephews, Brandon Robles and Mike Sangiorgi and also by his brothers, Marco and Anthony Sangiorgi and his sister in law, Janet Fagone and his daughter in law to be, Francesca Fagone.

Anna DiFiore

Retired Dental Hygienist Who Loved Her Family Unconditionally and Treasured Spending Time With Them

Anna A. (Gill) DiFiore was born in New Bedford on January 1, 1929, to the late Wilfred and Annie (Kennedy) Gill. She was one of six children raised and educated in New Bedford and was a graduate of Sacred Heart Academy in Fairhaven, Class of 1947.

Anna married Carmine “Carl” DiFiore on August 5, 1950. The couple settled in Revere where they raised their family. Anna was a loving and devoted mother to her five children.

Anna worked as a Dental Hygienist for Dr. Edward Spinelli, retiring at the age of 68 after 30 years. She spent her spare time keeping a beautiful garden and making home-cooked meals for everyone she loved. Anna was an avid reader and created beautiful quilts and blankets for her family and closest friends. She loved her family unconditionally and treasured spending time with them. She was a woman who was very strong willed, punctual and exceptionally organized.

All of these features were accompanied by her quick wit. Anna was still very active and living independently until her recent illness.

She was the beloved wife for 31 years to the late Carmine “Carl” DiFiore; the loving mother of Nancy D. Santoro and her husband, Carmine of Stoneham, Carl J. DiFiore and his wife, Terry Petronzio of Gloucester; Joseph T. DiFiore and his wife, Janice DiFiore of No. Conway, NH; William J. DiFiore and his wife Sharon DiFiore of Reading and Cynthia A. Moore and her husband, Robert of Salem, NH.

Nana cherished her 11 grandchildren and nine great grandchildren. She was a dear sister to Joseph Gill and his wife, Maria of New Bedford and the late Cynthia Parsons, Mary Lopes, Patricia Fernades and John Gill. She is lovingly survived by many nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.

A Funeral Mass was celebrated in the Immaculate Conception Church, Revere on Monday, May 1st followed by interment in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. Gifts may be made to Dana-Farber Cancer Institute to support cancer research and patient care at: Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, P.O. Box 849168, Boston, MA 02284. To send online condolences, please visit​.

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

Paula Arrigo

She will be Missed Immensely

Paula (DeGruttola) Arrigo of Revere passed peacefully surrounded by her family on April 26.

Prior to devoting her time and energy to her children, Paula was an employee at the Registry of Motor Vehicles. Later in life, she followed her passion for cooking and was a Kitchen Supervisor at the Revere Housing Authority. “Nunna” was a proud grandmother, skilled political advisor and a scratch ticket aficionado who cooked some of the most amazing Sunday dinners. She will be missed immensely.

The beloved wife of the late John R. Arrigo, she was the devoted mother of Kim Bellia and her husband, Anthony and Brian Arrigo and his wife, Daveen Balliro Arrigo, all of Revere; cherished grandmother of Gianni Bellia, Domenic Bellia, Joseph John Arrigo and John Joseph Arrigo; loving daughter of the late Dominico and Mary (Grasso) DeGruttola. She was also a beloved sister-in-law and aunt.

Her funeral was held from the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, 128 Revere Street, Revere on Monday, May 1 followed by a Funeral Mass at St Anthony of Padua Church. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

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Isabel Ciulla

Being A Loving Wife and Doting Mother Was Her Most Important Role

Isabel L. (Barr) Ciulla of Revere entered into eternal rest, unexpectedly, on Saturday, April 29 in the Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston.  She was 90 years old.

Born in Chelsea, Isabel lived in Revere for many years. She worked at various occupations during her lifetime but her most important role was being a loving wife and doting mother.

She was the daughter of the late Walter and Mary (Love) Barr, beloved wife of the late Thomas Ciulla, dear and devoted mother of Diana L. Ciulla of Revere, Leonard “Lee” Ciulla and his companion, Jacqueline Deeran of Peabody, Darlene M. Ciulla of Revere and the late Thomas Ciulla, Jr.; sister of Janice Barr of Swampscott and loving grandmother Jesse Ciulla.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend Isabel’s visiting hours in the Cafasso & Sons Funeral Home,  65 Clark St. (Corner of Main St.) Everett, today, Wednesday, May 3 from 5 to 7 p.m.  Her funeral will be held from the funeral home on Thursday at 8:45 a.m followed by a Funeral Mass in Blessed Mother of the Morning Star Parish, Our Lady of Grace, 59 Nichols St., Chelsea-Everett at 10 a.m.  Interment will be at Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett.  Contributions in Isabel’s memory to the Alzheimer’s Association, 309 Waverley Oaks Road, Waltham, MA 02452 would be sincerely appreciated.

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Donald Algeni

Owned and Operated DPA Autos on the Lynnway for Many Years

Family and friends are invited to attend a Memorial Funeral Mass on Wednesday, May 17th in St. Anthony of Padua Church, 250 Revere St., Revere at 11 a.m., for Donald P. Algeni, 85, who passed away on April 2nd.

Born in East Bridgewater, the son of Raphael and Josephina (Ortenzi)

Algeni of Revere, Don attended Paul Revere School and graduated from 

Boston Trade School. He remained a Revere resident for the rest of his life.

During the seventies Don owned and operated a Sunoco station in Chelsea. Embracing his passion for automobiles, he owned and operated DPA Autos on the Lynnway for many years. He enjoyed football and was an enormous fan of the New England Patriots.

Don and his wife, Trish loved the beach and were most happy when at their homes in Plymouth, MA and Naples, FL.

He was the beloved husband of the late Patricia (Moran) Algeni and the devoted father of Don P. Algeni of Revere, the dear brother of Richard Algeni, Sr. and his wife, Beverly of Keene, NH, the late Ralph J Algeni and the late Dorothy Algeni Pelosi; the loving uncle of Roberta, Deborah, Richard, Ronald and Kristin. He is also survived by many cousins, nieces and nephews.

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

Rosalia Maniscalco

Her Family Was Her World

Rosalia “Lina” (Grech) Maniscalco passed peacefully surrounded by her family on April 28 at the age of 81.

Rosalia was the kindest, most loving soul that anyone could ever meet. She was selfless, compassionate, faithful, steadfast and loving. She set a high standard as to how important God and family are to a life well lived. Her family was her world. She will be so missed, but her imprint on her family and anyone who had the honor of knowing her will be felt forever.

The beloved wife of the late Calogero “Charlie” Maniscalco, she was the devoted mother of Michael Maniscalco and his wife, Dawn, John Maniscalco and his wife, Nancy and Rosemarie Passamonte and her husband, Frank, all of Revere; loving daughter to the late Angelo and Rosina (Fortunato) Grech; dear sister of the late Carmela Grech Dimino, Giuseppe Grech, and Rosario Grech; cherished grandmother of Matthew and his wife Elexis, Kaylee, Krystee, Kimberlee, Marc Maniscalco and great-grandmother of Gianni Maniscalco.

A Visitation was held in the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons ~ Bruno Funeral Home, 128 Revere Street, Revere on Tuesday and her Funeral Service will be in the Funeral Home, today, Wednesday, May 3 at 10 a.m. Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. For guestbook, please visit

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