Obituaries 07-20-2010

Giulio Imperioso

Of Revere, formerly of East Boston

Giulio Imperioso of Revere, formerly of East Boston, died on July 18.

He was employed by the City of Revere and was a US Navy veteran of World War II.

The beloved husband of the late Edith (Walles) Imperioso with whom he shared 36 years of marriage, he was the loving father of Clark E. Imperioso and his wife, Debra of Merrimack, Lynda Imperiooso of Lynn and Dyanne Amuzzini and her husband, John, of Burlington; dear brother of the late Priscilla Letras, Marion Famolare, Joseph, Ramo and Arthur Imperioso and the cherished grandfather of five.

His Funeral will be held from Vazza’s "Beechwood" Funeral Home, 262 Beach Street, Revere, Thursday morning at 9:30 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in the Immaculate Conception Church, Revere, at 10:30 a.m. Family and friends may visit today, Wednesday, from 4 to 8 p.m. Burial will be in Puritan Lawn Cemetery, Peabody. For directions and guest book, visit:


Loretta Wilson-Napier

East Boston resident

Loretta M. Wilson-Napier of East Boston died on July 18.

She was the beloved wife of the late Dennis P. Napier; mother of Loretta Napier and Robert Puopolo of East Boston, Patricia and Daniel Szathmary of Somerville; grandmother of Robert, Alexandra and Alyssa; daughter of the late Mary and Ed Wilson; sister of Eddie Jr., Walter, David, Billy, Charles "Buddy", John and Chet Wilson, Maria Pulieo, Helen Collins and the late Thomas and Frankie Wilson.

Her Funeral will be held from the Magrath Funeral Home, 325 Chelsea St [at Day Sq] East Boston on Thursday, July 22 at 9 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in the Sacred Heart Church at 10 o’clock. Relatives and friends are invited. Visiting hours are today, Wednesday, July 21, from 4 to 8 p.m.


Louis Rossi

Revere resident

Louis J. Rossi of Revere died on July 15.

A US veteran, he was the loving nephew of Louis Petillo of Revere and Angie D’Alessandro of East Boston; son of the late Rena (Petillo) Rossi; dear brother of Theresa Geller of Wakefield; uncle of Aaron, Jared and Ariana Geller of Wakefield and is also survived by many aunts, uncles and cousins.

Funeral arrangements were by the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons – Bruno Funeral Home, Revere. Burial was in Holy Cross Cemetery. For guestbook:


Mary Casaletto

Lifelong East Boston resident

Mary (DiBattista) Casaletto, a lifelong resident of East Boston, died peacefully on July 15 at the Massachusetts General Hospital. She was 93 years old.

She was the cherished wife of the late Augustino "Pinky" Casaletto; loving daughter of the late Joseph and Maria DiBattista; beloved mother of Robert Casaletto and his wife, Lydie, of Danvers, Frank Casaletto Sr. and his wife, Melody, of East Boston, Richard Casaletto and his wife, Ruthann, of Wakefield, John Cipriani and his late wife, Gertrude, of Lynn, and the late Joseph Casaletto and his wife, Jackie, of East Boston; loving stepmother of Marlene and the late Joanne; cherished grandmother of John S., Maria, Michelle, Richard P., Daniel, Elaine, Julie, Kerri, Anthony, Robert A., Renee, Christina, Louis, and the late Frank Jr.; great grandmother of 19; loving sister of Liberato, John, and the late Frank DiBattista, Phyllis "Fanny" Scazengelli, Julia Piazza, and the late Helen Fabello.

Funeral arrangements were by the Kirby-Rapino Memorial Home (Orient Heights) East Boston. Burial was at Woodlawn Cemtery, Everett. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of one’s choice. To leave online condolences please visit


Frances Gaglione

East Boston resident

Frances (Alferi) Gaglione of East Boston, formerly of the North End of Boston, died on July 14.

She was the beloved wife of the late Raymond Gaglione, devoted mother of Angelina "Angie" King and her late husband, Jerry, of Revere, Michael and his wife, Marie, Pasquale "Pat" and his wife, Barbara, Susan _Pioppi, Ronald and his wife, Annette, all of East Boston; dear sister of the late Louis and Albert Alfieri, Rita Mazac, Susan Smith, Lillian DiGetano, Louisa Difria, and Emma Coito; loving grandmother of Teddy Baker, Deborah and Sandra Baker, Charlotte Iapicca and her husband, Gus, Frank Pioppi and his wife, Candy (of Luigies Pizza of _Beachmont), Loretta Gorman and her husband, Bill, Ricky Gaglione and his wife, Toni, Bobby Gaglione and his wife, Mary, Raymond Gaglione and his wife, Karen, Ronald Gaglione and his wife, Donna, Robert Gaglione,Timmy _Gaglione and the late Timothy Baker. She is also survived by her many cherished great grandchildren as well as her many adored nieces and nephews. _

Funeral arrangements were by the Ruggiero Mazzarella Memorial Home, (Orient Heights) East Boston. Burial was in Holy Cross Cemetery. For more information or to send the Gaglione Family an online condolence, please visit:


Antoinetta ‘Netta’ Mercadante

East Boston resident

Antoinetta "Netta" Mercadante of East Boston died on July 13.

The dear sister of the late Josephine Amicone and Mary Fay, she was the cherished aunt of Grace D’Agostino, Robert "Daga" and Mary "Mae" D’Agostino, all of East Boston.

Funeral arrangements were by the Ruggiero Mazzarella Memorial Home (Orient Heights) East Boston. For more information or to send an online condolence


Robert Costa

Retired Fedex Driver

Robert Costa of Homosassa, Florida, formerly of Winthrop and East Boston, died in Peabody on July 13 after a long illness. He was 68 years old.

Born in Boston, the son of the late Theresa (Kyne) and Vincent P. Costa, he was a retired truck driver for Fedex, a member of the Pleasant Park Yacht Club and former member of Winthrop Lodge of Elks.

He was the beloved husband of Sarah (Borella); stepfather of Steven and Amelia DiGregorio of Salem; dear brother of Peter Costa of Winthrop and Paul and Nina Costa of Peabody; grandfather of Dante DiGregorio and is also survived by nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Ernest P. Caggiano & Son Funeral Home, Winthrop. Burial was in Holy Cross Cemetery. For online guestbook go to:


John ‘JD’ DePalma

Of East Boston, formerly of Winthrop

John R. "J.D." DePalma of East Boston, formerly of Winthrop, died suddenly on June 29. He was 55 years old.

He was formerly employed as a maintenance supervisor at the Columbus Nursing Home.

Born in Winthrop, he was the beloved son of the late Robert DePalma of East Boston and Carole Wells of Winthrop; devoted husband of Theresa "Amaru" DePalma of East Boston and loving father of Jessica DePalma of East Boston. He is also survived by Theresa McIntosh of Beverly, Patricia Wells and Roy A. Wells, both of Winthrop, and by many nieces and nephews.

Services and committal were private with arrangements by the Caggiano Funeral Home, Winthrop. Memorial services are pending.

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