Obituaries 01-27-2010

Eleanor Arinella

Everett resident, formerly of East Boston

Eleanor (Burke) Arinella of Everett, formerly of East Boston and Chelsea, died recently.

A graduate of East Boston High School, Class of 1946, she was the beloved wife of James J. "Junior" Arinella, with whom she shared 60 years of marriage; cherished daughter of the late John and Grace (Stacio) Burke; dear sister of Louis Burke of East Boston and the late John Burke.

Her Funeral will be held from Vazza’s "Beechwood" Funeral Home, 262 Beach St, Revere, today, Wednesday, at 8 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Joseph’s Church, 77 Salem St., Malden at 11 a.m. Family and friends may visit today from 8 to 10:30 a.m. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery. For guest book and directions,


Bresci DiBiccari

Chelsea resident, formerly of East Boston

Bresci DiBiccari of Chelsea, formerly of Saugus and East Boston, died on January 22.

A US Army veteran of World War II, he was the beloved husband of the late Louise (Granese) DiBiccari; devoted father of Marlene Perecola of Saugus; dear brother of Lillian Salza of Lexington and the late Frank, Louie, Bruno, Adio DiBiccari, Gina Briasco and Eda Cascieri; cherished grandfather of Steven Perecola and his wife, Carrie, of Saugus; adored great grandfather of Hazel Louise Perecola and is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.

A Funeral Mass celebrating his life will be held on Thursday, January 28 at 10 a.m. in St. Margaret’s Church, Lincoln Street, Saugus. Visiting hours in The Ruggiero Mazzarella Memorial Home, 971 Saratoga St. (Orient Heights) East Boston will be today, Wednesday, January 27 from 4 to 8 p.m. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited. For more information or to send an online condolence, please visit



Steven Tauro

East Boston resident

Steven P. Tauro of East Boston died on January 18.

He was the husband of Michele (Gordon) Tauro; loving father of Steven and Matthew; cherished son of Benito and Debora (Colarossi) Tauro; dear brother of Mark Tauro and his wife, Mina, of Westwood, Paul Tauro and his wife, Diana, Linda Scarpa and her husband, Michael, all of Melrose and Daniel Tauro and his wife, Lena, of Stoneham; devoted grandson of Giovanna (Fusco) Colarossi and is also survived by many nieces, nephews, aunts and cousins.

Funeral arrangements were by Vazza Funeral Homes. East Boston and Revere. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Steven and Matthew Tauro Education Fund, c/o Daniel Tauro, 15 Carol St., Stoneham, MA 02180. For online condolences, please visit:


Joseph Pulicari

Retired Meat Cutter, VFW member

Joseph A. Pulicari, a 47-year resident of Danvers, formerly of East Boston, died on January 16 in Beverly Hospital. He was 87 years old.

Born in East Boston, the son of the late Giocchino and Angelina Pulcari, he was raised and educated in Boston and was employed as a meat cutter on the North Shore for several years before his retirement. He proudly served his country as a member of the US Navy during World War II and was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars in East Boston and in Danvers.

He was a loving and dedicated husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather and will be deeply missed.

He was the beloved husband of Agnes (Barney) Pulcari; loving father of Gina Pulicari of Amesbury, Judith Foye of Gloucester, Robert Surrette of Worcester; grandfather of Stacey and Hayden Warren and Jessie Surrette; great grandfather of Courtney and Hailey Warren and brother and brother-in-law of Gino and Lucille Pulicari of California, Katie Pulicari of East Boston and the late Reno and Mario Pulicari.

Funeral arrangements were by the Peterson-O’Donnell Funeral Home, Danvers. Burial was in Puritan Lawn Memorial Park, Peabody. Expressions of sympathy may be made in his memory to the Salvation Army, North Shore Corps, 93 North St., Salem, MA 01970. On line guestbook at


Philip DeSanto

Medford resident

Philip DeSanto of Medford died on January 17.

He was the beloved husband of Carol (Tuberosa) DeSanto; devoted father of Carolyn DeSanto-McCabe of Reading, Philip J. DeSanto of Medford, Paul D. DeSanto of East Boston, Joseph P. DeSanto of Medford and the late William and Josephine DeSanto; loving grandfather of Andrew, Matthew, Brian, Janelle, Jeffrey and Zackary and is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Dello Russo Funeral Home, Medford. Memorial donations may be made to St. Jude Children Research Hospital, 1 Bridge St., Suite 102, Newton, MA 02458. For obituary and guestbook, please visit:


Helen Benevento

Of Marshfield, formerly of East Boston

Helen A. (Daloia) Benevento of Marshfield, formerly of Chelsea and East Boston, died on January 16. She was in her 90th year.

Wife of the late Nunzio J. Sr., she was the devoted mother of Nunzio J. Benevento, Jr. and his wife, Marguerite (Webber), of Marshfield and Joseph Benevento and his wife, Maryann, of Stuart, FL and Lunenburg, MA; dear sister of Theresa Pawlak and her husband, Anthony, of Jackson, MI and the late Florence R. Kelley, Jennie Daloia, Anna Pawlak and Angie Swankowski. She is also lovingly survived by seven grandchildren, nine great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Vertuccio Home for Funerals, Revere. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett.

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