Obituaries 06-09-2010

Arthur Sordello Sr.

Revere resident

Arthur J. Sordello Sr. of Revere died on June 5.

He was the beloved husband of 54 years of Serafina "Lena" Sordello; devoted father of Deborah Carignan of Peabody, Ralph and his fiancé, Patricia Farago, of Winthrop, Arthur J. Jr and his wife, Susan, of Topsfield, and Mario of Revere; dear brother of Felix of Revere, John of East Boston and the late Ralph, and Lena Kenney. He is also survived by four loving grandchildren, Aaron, Caroline, Kayla and Mario Jr.

Visiting hours are today, Wednesday, from 3 to 8 p.m. at the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons – Bruno Funeral Home, 128 Revere St., Revere. His Funeral will be from the funeral home on Thursday, June 10 at 9 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in Immaculate Conception Church at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends are kindly invited. Entombment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery. For guest book or flowers:


John Cuozzo

Lynn resident, formerly of East Boston

John S. Cuozzo of Lynn, previously of East Boston, died on June 6. He was 67 years old.

He was the husband of Dorothy (Angell) Cuozzo; father of Vincent Lombardi of Chelsea, David Ingham of Beverly and Victoria Theriault and her husband, A.J., of Billerica; brother of Joseph Cuozzo and his wife, Ann Marie, of Winthrop; grandfather of Jake Stephen, Anthony and Alexa Theriault and is also survived by several nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Cuffe-McGinn Funeral Home, Lynn. Gifts in his memory may be made to MGH/North Shore Cancer Center, 102 Endicott St., Danvers, MA 01923. For online register book please visit


Ann Niemczyk-Williams

East Boston resident

Ann T. Niemczyk-Williams of East Boston, formerly of West Roxbury, died on June 4. She was 53 years old.

She was the beloved daughter of the late John J. and Mary T. (Keefe) Williams; sister of John J. Williams Jr. and his wife Eileen, Thomas V. Williams, and Frederic H. Williams; beloved mother of Patrick, Patricia, Christine, and Matthew and is also survived by many nieces and nephews and cousins.

Visiting hours will be held at the P.E. Murray-George F. Doherty & Sons Funeral Home, 2000 Centre St., West Roxbury, today, Wednesday, June 9 from 4 to 7 p.m. with a Funeral Service beginning at 7 p.m. Relatives and friends are kindly invited. Private burial will be in St. Joseph Cemetery, West Roxbury. For directions and guestbook, please visit:


Carlo Durante

National Level Gymnastic Judge

Carlo Durante of Revere died unexpectedly on June 4.

A graduate of Revere High, Class of 1997, and Salem State, Class of 2001, he was a National Level Gymnastic Judge.

He was the cherished son of Carlo J. and Patricia ( Clarke) Durante of Revere; loving brother of Danielle Durante of Revere and fond nephew of many aunts and uncles.

Funeral arrangements were by Vazza’s "Beechwood" Funeral Home, Revere. Burial was in Puritan Lawn Cemetery, Peabody.


Ugo Pelosi

East Boston resident

Ugo Pelosi of East Boston died suddenly on June 2.

He was the beloved husband of the late Alma (Greenwood); devoted father of Steven of East Boston, Diane Testa and her husband, Joseph, of Revere, Cheryl Capone of East Boston, James of Hawaii, Paul of East Boston, Peter of Montana and Edward and his wife, Kim, of East Boston; cherished grandfather of Alfred, Amy, Joey, Christopher, Michael, Marissa and Edward and is also survived by three adored great grandchildren.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Ruggiero Mazzarella Memorial Home (Orient Heights) East Boston. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery. For more information or to send an online condolence


Dnald Smoot

Former owner of Advanced Automotive of East Boston

Donald J. Smoot of Pompano Beach FL, formerly of Medford, died Saturday at his home surrounded by his family. He was 53 years old.

Mr. Smoot was born in Medford, son of the late Donald and Madeline (Bonasera) Smoot. He developed a business in East Boston in the building where his father also had an automotive shop. He was the proprietor of Advanced Automotive, an auto repair and body shop and retired to Florida in 2005. Mr. Smoot was an avid card player who loved automobiles. He was a collector of several things, including coins, cigarette lighters and fine antiques as well as automobiles.

He is survived by two daughters, Christina Smoot of Malden and Madeline Smoot of Florida and a son, Donald Smoot, of Saugus. He was the brother of Steven Smoot of Boston.

Funeral arrangements were by the Dello Russo Funeral Home, Medford. Burial was in Oak Grove Cemetery, Medford. Memorial contributions may be sent to Malden Catholic High School, 99 Crystal Street, Malden MA. 02148.


James Murphy

Of East Falmouth, formerly of East Boston

James R. Murphy died unexpectedly at his home in East Falmouth on May 28. He was 54 years old.

He was born in Winthrop and raised in East Boston, the son of the late E. Russell and Virginia (Gosselin) Murphy, beloved husband of Laurie Tobey Murphy; and cherished father of Nicholas James Murphy and Kelsie V Murphy of E. Falmouth and Shannon Lee Murphy of Saugus. In addition to his wife and children, he leaves two brothers, Robert E. Murphy of Naples, FL, and Timothy W. Murphy of Amherst, NH, and two sisters, Debra Murphy Campagna of Mashpee, and Kathy Murphy Ruocco of Falmouth. He also leaves several loving nieces and nephews and many friends.

Memorial contributions may be made to: Relay For Life , Upper Cape Team Green Energy


Lester Chandler

East Boston resident

Lester A. Chandler of East Boston, formerly of Mattapan, died on June 1.

He was the beloved husband of the late Nancy I. (Shaw) Chandler; loving father of Leater A. Chandler Jr. of Mattapan, Paula Miele of Lowell and Donna Coley of Hyde Park; brother of Florence Andrews of Boston and the late Herbert Chandler and Peggy Manifold. He is also survived by four grandchildren and one great grandchild.

Funeral arrangements were by the Mann & Rodgers Funeral Home, Jamaica Plain. Burial was at Fairview Cemetery. Guest book at


Richard Mirra

Charlestown resident

Richard W. Mirra of Charlestown died on May 29.

A member of the Morrisette Legion Post 194 Quincy, he was a US Army veteran of the Korean War.

The beloved son of the late Toby and Flora (Palumbo) Mirra, he was the loving husband of 48 years to Eileen (Harrington)Mirra; brother of Phyllis Lytle of Braintree, Jody Dupuis of Quincy, June Vitaglino of Braintree, and the late Carol Ann Mirra, Anna Saluti and James R. Mirra; dear nephew of Florence Mirra of East Boston and is also survived by many special brothers and sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews, grand nieces and grand nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Murphy & Turnbull Funeral Home, Charlestown. 02129. Memorials may be made to the Association of Retarded Citizens, of the South Shore, 371 River Street, North Weymouth, MA. 02191. Burial was at Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. For condolences and acknowledgements


Michele Longo

Of Revere, formerly of East Boston

Michele Longo of Revere, formerly of East Boston, died on May 30 at the Massachusetts General Hospital. He was 84 years old..

Born in Italy, he was the beloved husband of the late Gilda (Longo); devoted father of Nicholas of Methuen and Daniel of Revere; dear brother of Norina Colannino of Revere and Giovanina LaPolla of East Boston and is also survived by three loving grandchildren.

Funeral arrangements were by the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, Revere. Entombment was in Holy Cross Mausoleum. For guest book, please visit


Albert Russo

Decorated Veteran and Entrepreneur

Albert A. Russo of East Boston died on May 30.

He was the proprietor of the Gloria Chain and Rosetta Food Store on Cottage Street in East Boston and of Albert Russo Imports. A US Army Air Force veteran of World War II, he was the recipient of the Distinguished Flying Cross and the Air Medal with Six Oak Leaf Clusters.

He was the beloved husband of the late Helen B. (Kinkead) Russo with whom he shared 65 years of marriage; loving father of Albert T. "Tommy" Russo and his wife, Virginia, of Winchester and Barbara Assunta D’Amico and her husband, Robert, of Nahant; dear brother of the late Margaret Fulchino, Lucy Grasso, Josephine Shubert, Rose D’Agostino, Mary "Flora" Faria, Angelo, Agatino and Joseph "JJ" Russo; cherished grandfather of Amanda and Johnny Russo and Laura D’Amico.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Vazza’s "Beechwood" Funeral Home, Revere. Burial was in St. Michael’s Cemetery, Roslindale. For guest book,


Deboria Burtt

Corrections Counselor

Deboria Burtt of Central Park Terrace, Franklin, died suddenly at home on March 5. She was 48 years old.

Born in Boston, she was the beloved daughter of the late Teresa M. (McHugh) and Edward Killion. She was a graduate of Suffolk University and went on to become a corrections counselor for the Norfolk County House of Corrections.

She was the dear sister of Joyce Murphy and Janet Staples, both of Winthrop, and Donna Bogan of Natick. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

A memorial visitation was held at the Ernest P. Caggiano and Son Funeral Home, Winthrop. To sign her online guestbook go to


Helen Casaletto

Lifelong East Boston resident

Helen L. (Pisano) Casaletto, a lifelong resident of East Boston, died unexpectedly on May 27 at Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, after suffering a fall at her home. She was 93 years old.

She was the wife of the late Jerry "Bobo" Casaletto who died in May of 1988; the cherished mother of Mildred E. Cianciulli and her husband, Salvatore, and the devoted grandmother of Rhonda M. Falzne, Gail M. Poirier and her husband, Scott and Boston Fire Lt. Jerry M. Cianciulli and his wife, Laurie, all of East Boston. She was the beloved great grandmother of John Falzone and his wife, Kerry, of Manchester, NH, David R. Falzone, Brianna L. and Justin S. Poirier and Renee L. Cianciulli, all of East Boston; sister of Evelyn Scarletta of East Boston, Dorothy Minichiello of Saugus and the late Louise Martin. She is also lovingly survived by her great great grandson Lucas J. Falzone and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, Revere. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery.

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