Wonderland Park employee
Richard “Dickie” Moschella of Everett, formerly of Orient Heights, East Boston, died on September 13.
A Wonderland Park employee, he was the beloved husband of the late Joanne (Lavenia), with whom he shared 20 years of marriage; father of his wife’s son, Mark Sweazey, of Everett; dear brother of Michael A. Moschella and his wife, Joanne, of Beverly and Janice Jones and her husband, Ron, of East Boston; cherished uncle of five and granduncle of two.
His funeral will be held from Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, 262 Beach St., Revere, Thursday at 9 a.m., followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Joseph-St. Lazarus Church, East Boston, at 10 a.m. Burial will be in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. Family and friends may visit today, Wednesday, from 4 to 8 p.m. For directions and guest book, please visit www.vazzafunerals.com.
T. Carl ‘Tolly’ Torressen, 93
Retired Candy Salesman, member of National Candy Hall of Fame
T. Carl “Tolly” Torressen died on September 12 at Brigham & Women’s Hospital, Boston. He was 93 years old.
Born in East Boston, son of the late Sivert and Johanna (Wiedeman) Torressen, he spent most of his life in Beachmont-Revere.
Mr. Torressen served with the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II and was a salesman for many years with Schrafft’s Candy Co., Charlestown and Borden/Deran Confectionary, Cambridge. He was a member of the National Candy Hall of Fame in Hershey, Pa.
Mr. Torressen is survived by his dear friend, Eunice Harvey, of Revere; his nieces and nephews, Miriam Jensen of Barre, Mark Jensen and his wife, Bonnie, of Maine, Ellen Bartlett and her husband, Kevin, of Maine; his great-nieces and great-nephews, Amanda and Eric Jensen, Keith, Sidney, Jessica and Samantha Bartlett. He was the brother of the late Olaf Torressen, Sidney Torressen and Greta Jensen.
His funeral will be held from the Porcella Funeral Home, 876 Winthrop Ave., Beachmont-Revere, on Thursday at 10 a.m., followed by a funeral service at 11 a.m. at Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church, 32 Paris St., East Boston.
In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church, 32 Paris St., East Boston, MA 02128. For directions, please visit www.BisbeePorcella.com.
Philip Plagenza Sr.
Of Revere, formerly of East Boston
Philip C. Plagenza Sr. of Revere, formerly of East Boston, died on September 11.
He was the beloved husband of Mary “May” (Armstrong); father of Philip C. Jr., Lisa and Deanna Plagenza, all of East Boston; brother of Joyce Fournier O’Brien, Cheryl Zanga, Peter Gordon and the late Stephen Plagenza; grandfather of Anthony Plagenza; and he is also survived by many nieces and nephews.
Funeral arrangements were by the Magrath Funeral Home of East Boston. Burial was in Holy Cross Cemetery.
Elena Watson, 66
Former City of Revere Assistant Auditor
Elena M. (Ponte) Watson of Revere, formerly of Boston’s North End, died on September 11. She was 66 years old.
The former assistant auditor for the City of Revere, she was the devoted mother of William A. Marino and his wife, Elizabeth, of Alexandria, Va., Paul S. Marino of Charlton, and Susan K. Bell and her husband, Lawrence T., of Revere; dear sister of Irene R. Gomez of Revere and the late Juanita A. Ponte, Dolores Salemi and Ramon Gomez; cherished grandmother of Samantha, Jonathan and Claire; and she is also lovingly survived by Cameron and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral arrangements were by the Vertuccio Home for Funerals of Revere. Burial was in Holy Cross Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Sawtelle Family Hospice, 320 Haverhill St., Reading, MA 01867.
Of Saugus, formerly of East Boston
Emily L. (Vozzella) Inello of Saugus, formerly of East Boston, died on September 10.
She was the beloved mother of Frank Inello and his fiancée, Korie Berry of Lynn, Marie Adams and her husband, Dennis, of New Hampshire and Jeanne Gillis and her husband, Ralph, of Winthrop; cherished grandmother of 10 and great-grandmother of 15. She was the sister of the late Angelo Vozzella.
Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Bisbee-Porcella Funeral Home of Saugus. Burial was in Puritan Lawn Memorial Park, Peabody.
In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to NTAF-Northeastern Lung Transplant Fund for Brian Sullivan, 150 N. Radnor Chester Road, Suite F-120, Radnor, PA 19087. For her online obituary, please visit www.BisbeePorcella.com.
Of Revere, formerly of East Boston
Camille M. (Frusciante) Guarino of Revere, formerly of East Boston, died on September 1.
She was the beloved wife of the late Carmen Guarino, with whom she shared 28 years of marriage; loving mother of Joseph Guarino of Revere, Robert Guarino of Salem and Angela Figueroa and her husband, Joe, of Middleton; dear sister of the late Anna Hickman, Louise Provenzano, Ralph and Joseph Frusciante; cherished grandmother of Joseph and John Guarino and Marisa Figueroa; and great-grandmother of two.
Funeral arrangements were by Vazza Funeral Homes. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery. For her online guest book, please visit www.vazzafunerals.com.
East Boston resident
Anton Bakunowicz of East Boston died on September 10.
He was the beloved husband of more than 59 years to Livercina (Dos Santos) Bakunowicz; devoted father of Ronny Bakunowicz of East Boston, Paul and his wife, Marie, of Florida, Stan of Revere and Sonia Santilli and her husband, Pat, of East Boston; and the cherished grandfather of Christopher, Nicholas, Dante and Paul Jr.
In accordance with Mr. Bakunowicz’s wishes, funeral services were private and under the direction of the Ruggiero Mazzarella Memorial Home. To send his family an online condolence, please visit www.ruggieromh.com.
East Boston resident
Bernardo A. Sanchez of East Boston died suddenly on September 6.
He was the loving son of Antonio and Maria Sanchez.
Private funeral services were under the direction of the Ruggiero Mazzarella Memorial Home.
Janet Galante, 92
Member of Many Organizations
Janet Galante of East Boston died on September 8. She was 92 years old.
A member of St. Francis Secular order, she was also a member of the Holy Name Society and Golden Age Club Central Square Center.
She was the cherished daughter of the late Joseph and Lena (Mattaliano) Galante; loving sister of the late Anthony Galante; fond aunt of Joseph Galante and his wife, Darlene, and Diane Marino and her husband, Anthony, all of Winthrop, and cherished godmother, cousin and friend of Marion Vacirca of West Roxbury. She is also survived by her great-nephews and great-nieces, Lindsay and Devin Galante and Anthony and Alyssa Marino.
Funeral arrangements were by Vazza’s East Boston Funeral Home. Burial was in St. Michael’s Cemetery, Boston. For her guest book, please visit www.vazzafunerals.com.
Lifetime member of DAV, past member of Orient Heights Civic Club
Philip “Clammy” Strangie of Saugus, formerly of East Boston, died on September 9.
A US Army veteran of the Korean Conflict, he was a Lifetime Member of DAV Post 77 and a past member of the Orient Heights Civic Club.
He was the beloved husband of over 55 years of Celia (Cutillo) Strangie; devoted father of Stephen Strangie and his wife, Susan, and Patricia Strangie, all of Saugus; dear brother of John Strangie and Mary Carmosino, both of Saugus, and the late Pat Strangie, Genaro “Q-Ball” Strangie, Domenic “Gunga” Strangie, Robert and Anthony Strangie; cherished grandfather of Jennifer, Stephen, Jaclyn and Danielle; and he is also survived by his many loving nieces and nephews
Funeral arrangements were by the Ruggiero Mazzarella Memorial Home, East Boston. Burial with military honors was in Woodlawn Cemetery. For more information or to send the Strangie family an online condolence, please visit www.ruggieromh.com.
Well-Known Local Musician
Vincent J. Calderone of Everett died on September 7.
A 40-year member of the Everett Kiwanis Club, he was a longtime and well-known local musician, member of the Maine Country Western Hall of Fame and a former winner of “Chance of a Lifetime” music talent show.
He was the beloved husband for 62 years of Gloria (DelVecchio); father of Marianne Ciarlone and her husband, Robert, of Everett, Diane Ellis of Las Vegas, Vincent A. and his wife, Catherine, of Wakefield and John F. and his wife, Mary, of Saugus; brother of Phyllis Varricchio of Chelsea, George of East Boston, Joseph of East Boston, Claire Williams of Revere and the late Edward. He is also survived by eight grandchildren: Gina, Kristin, Vincent M., Michael, Nicholas, Daria, Nicole, Hannah and two great-grandchildren, Dylan and Jordan.
Funeral arrangements were by the Salvatore Rocco & Sons Funeral Home, Everett. Burial was in Glenwood Cemetery, Everett.
Member of Laborers International Union Local 22
Peter Recchia of Saugus, formerly of East Boston, died on September 8.
A member of the Laborers International Union Local 22, he was the beloved husband of Constance (Pastore) Recchia; loving father of Tobyann Repici and her husband, Joseph, of Saugus and the late Alfred Recchia; adored grandfather of Melissa and Matthew and his wife, Melissa; great-grandfather of Matthew and Christopher; and the brother of Alfred Recchia of Florida, Alphonse Recchia and John Recchia, both of Revere, and the late Guilio Recchia.
Funeral arrangements were by the Bisbee-Porcella Funeral Home, Saugus. Burial was in Holy Cross Cemetery.
Donations in his memory may be made to the American Heart Association, 20 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701.
Robert V. Ferrandi of Boca Raton, Fla. died peacefully with his family at his bedside on September 7, after a brief illness.
The loving son of the late John and Josephine Ferrandi, he leaves behind his beloved children, Nicole Gurrisi and her husband, Peter, and John Ferrandi; his grandchildren, Alexandria and Peter Gurrissi and Nicholas Ferrandi; his adoring brother, Peter Ferrandi and his wife, Donna; a nephew, Peter, and his nieces, Kimberly and Jenilee.
A graveside service was held in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden with arrangements completed by the Rapino Memorial Home.
Anthony Pavone, 82
Retired Owner of My Donuts
Anthony M. Pavone of Revere, formerly of East Boston, died on September 7. He was 82 years old.
In his early years and humble beginnings, Mr. Pavone shined shoes on the Boston ferries. He joined the US Navy in 1942 during World War II. After he was honorably discharged, he studied electronics, carpentry and mechanics. In the late 1950s, he became a baker at Godfrey’s in Saugus, with a vision of opening his own bakery. His dream was realized in the late 1960s, when he opened his bakery, My Donuts. His slogan of “My donuts once, yours forever,” rang true as his success soared.
He was able to retire at age 53, enabling him to pursue his true passion for boating, which he enjoyed up until his last years. His other joys included traveling, fine dining and a lust for life. Everyone close to him will recall his kind gestures, compassion and honesty.
He will be sadly missed but forever happily remembered by his two sons Joseph E. Pavone of New Hampshire and Michael A. Pavone of Winthrop; his former wife, Marjorie Bresnahan, and her daughter, Cindy Sullivan, of New Hampshire; his seven loving grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral arrangements were by the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, Revere. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701.
Of Revere, formerly of Chelsea
Dovan Bolivar of Revere, formerly of Chelsea, died by accident in Plymouth, NH on September 8.
He was the beloved husband of Roshana M. (Beard) Bolivar and cherished son of Orlando and Gloria (Munera) Bolivar, both of Colombia.
Funeral arrangements were by Vazza’s East Boston Funeral Home, East Boston. Burial was private. For his guest book, please visit www.vazzafunerals.com.
Peabody resident, formerly of East Boston
Rose M. (Perosino) Murano of Peabody, formerly of East Boston, died on September 7.
She was the beloved wife of the late Raymond, with whom she shared 45 years of marriage; loving mother of Janis Murano Rubino and her husband, Dennis, of Danvers and Joan Dolan and her husband, John, of New Hampshire; dear sister of Vincent Perosino of Dedham and the late Joseph Perosino; friend of Thomas DeFusco of Lawrence; and the cherished grandmother of Mark Rubino, John, Michael and Christopher Doland.
Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, Revere. Burial was in Puritan Lawn Memorial Park, Peabody. For her guest book, please visit www.vazzafunerals.com.