Constance Silva, 93
Constance "Connie" Ann (Zevolo) Silva of Peabody, formerly of East Boston, died peacefully on September 6 at Kaplan Family Hospice, Danvers. She was 93 years old.
She was the wife of the late Alfred F. Silva Sr., and the mother of the late Alfred F. Silva Jr. She is survived by her daughter, Maryanne, and her husband, Gerald Dechayne; her dear sister Phyllis Rubino, her loyal daughter-in-law, Margaret Ann (Collette) Silva; her cherished grandchildren, Chris Silva, Lauren Dechayne-Donati and her husband, Michael Donati, Derek Silva and his wife, Patti, and Cheryl Ahlquist and her husband, Diron and her precious great granddaughters, Katelyn, Allison, Rachel and Nicole. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews and wonderful neighbors and friends.
The Family will receive friends at the Conway, Cahill-Brodeur Funeral Home at the 82 Lynn St., Peabody today, Wednesday, September 8 from 4 until 8 p.m. Her funeral will be held on Thursday, September 9 at 10 a.m. from the Funeral Home followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Adelaide’s Church, 708 Lowell St., Peabody at 11 a.m. Burial will be in Puritan Lawn Memorial Park, West Peabody. Donations in her memory may be made to the Peabody Council on Aging, 79 Central St., Peabody, MA 01960. For directions, guestbook and obituary visit www.ccbfuneral.com.
Former employee of the Boston and Milwaukee Braves Baseball Team
Patrick Rago of East Boston died on September 4.
A former employee of the Boston an Milwaukee Braves Baseball Team, he was the beloved son of the late Michael and Rosina (Gagliardo) Rago, he was the brother of the late Anne Pascucci, Louise Lubofsky, Oreste Rago and Pauline McNamara and the brother-in-law of Inez Rago. He is also survived by many nieces, nephews, grandnieces, grandnephews, great grandnieces and great grand nephews.
A private graveside service will be held at Holy Cross Cemetery in Malden. To view his obituary or to leave an online condolence visit www.breslinfuneralhome.com.
Domenic L. Brangiforte died in Revere on September 3. He was 68 years old.
He was the beloved husband of 37 years to Mary T. (Gallagher).
Visiting hours will be today, Wednesday, September 8 from 4 to 8 p.m. Family and friends are invited to attend the Funeral from the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Rt. 107) Revere on Thursday, September 9 at 9:30 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in the Immaculate Conception Church, Revere at 10:30 a.m. Parking is available in the lot left of the Funeral Home. Burial will be in Holy Cross Cemetery.
East Boston resident
Florence R. Campanaro of East Boston died on September 5.
A Commonwealth of Massachusetts employee, she was the loving daughter of the late Nicholas and Pasqualina (Madio) Campanaro, she was the dear sister of the late Domenic and Gabriel Campanaro, Mary Forlani and Anna Forziati and is also survived by her many adored nieces and nephews.
Visiting Hours in the Ruggiero Mazzarella Memorial Home 971 Saratoga St (Orient Heights) East Boston will be on Friday Sep 10 from 8:30 to 9:30 am followed by a Mass of of Christian Burial in Celebration of her life in St Joseph St Lazarus Church, Ashley Street, East Boston at 10 a.m. relatives and friends are respectfully invited. Services will conclude with burial in Holy Cross Cemetery. For more info or to send online condolence www.ruggieromh.com.
East Boston resident
Adeline (Cassaro) Allen of East Boston died on September 4. She was 87 years old.
She was the wife of the late Arthur T. Allen, mother of the late William A. Allen, Sr; mother-in-law of Gail Allen; grandmother of William A. Allen, Jr. and his wife, Donna; great-grandmother of Tori and Billy III, all of Lynn; sister of Lee Contardo of Wakefield, Mary "Sue" Mahoney of Hudson, Julie Cassaro of Wakefield, Gloria Morrison of Swampscott, Edie Janielis and her husband, Joseph, of Winthrop and the late Michael Cassaro; sister-in-law of Phyllis Cassaro of Wakefield; she also leaves many nieces and nephews.
At the request of the family, services under the direction of Solimine Landergan and Richardson Funeral Home, Lynn, were private. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, 9 Erie Dr., Natick, MA 01760 or Jimmy Fund/Dana-Farber Attn: Contribution Services, 10 Brookline Pl. West 6TH Floor, Brookline, MA 02445-7226. Guestbook at www.solimine.com.
Life Long Public Servant
Angelo A. Amato, a life-long resident of East Boston, died Sept. 3. He was 83 years old.
Born and raised in East Boston, he graduated from Lowell Institute of Technology in 1970. His career of public service spanned over five decades beginning as a Registered Professional Civil Engineer for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. from 1950 to 1984. He was active in political and labor issues during his career with the state and a student of law, in particular general law. He also ventured into science and supported new ideas by inventors.
Mr. Amato lobbied for the improvement of working conditions for the employees of the Commonwealth for salary, health and other benefits. His efforts under Howard V. Doyle President of AFSME Council 41 succeeded in getting the first ever collective bargaining law for state employees. He served as secretary of Council 41 and as retirement counselor for Council 93. Mr. Amato, a dedicated life-long public servant, served on many boards in his career with the State and is best recognized as a member of the State Board of Retirement where he served for 34 years (1968 to 2003) when he opt not to serve any longer.
As a member of the State Retirement Board, he was also a Trustee Board Member of P.R.I.M., the Board that is responsible for the investment of the $30 Billion State Employees Retirement Pension Fund.
Mr. Amato was a World War II veteran who served with the 98th Infantry and 25th Infantry Division of the 6th and 8th Army in the Far East. While overseas, he was employed by the 1067th Group Engineers for the US Army Civilians in Japan prior to his career with the Highway Department for the Commonwealth.
During the first landing of US troops to occupy Japan, Mr. Amato met Kimiko Yamaguchi who became the first Japanese war bride to be brought here to the United States by an Act of Congress. Congressman John F. Kennedy, who later became the 35th President of the USA, sponsored the Bill in her behalf to allow her to enter the US to marry Angelo in December of 1950 under the War Brides Act signed into law by President Harry Truman.
In addition to his wife, Kimiko, Mr. Amato leaves his three sons, Charles and his wife, Ginny, and John and his wife, Lorraine, all of Wilmington and Joseph of East Boston. He is also survived by six grandchildren, Robert, Angelina, Michael and Christina of Wilmington, and Jason and Daniel of Quincy and one great grandchild, Logan of Wilmington and his sister, Josephine Nunez, of Revere, and several nieces and nephews. He also leaves many friends of the labor (AFSCME) movement Council 41 and Council 93 including a companion of many years, Josephine (Lombardo) Masucci of Medford, a legal secretary for the Commonwealth Labor and Industry.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Magrath Funeral Home, East Boston.
Orient Heights resident
Helen A (D’Ambrosio) Sacco of Orient Heights East Boston died on September 4.
The devoted wife of the late Albert Sacco, she was the devoted mother of Carol Ann Sacco of Orient Heights East Boston and Ronald and Edward Sacco, both of Saugus; dear sister of Nancy Sacco of Wakefield and the late Phyllis Siraco, Alice D’Ambrosio, Sue Sergi, James, Anthony, Joseph and Edward D’Ambosio. She is also survived by her many loving nieces and nephews.
Her funeral will be held from the Ruggiero Mazzarella Memorial Home, 971 Saratoga St. (Orient Heights) East Boston on Thursday, September 9 at 10 a.m. with a Mass of Christian Burial in Celebration of her Life in St Joseph St Lazarus Church, Ashley Street, East Boston at 11 a.m. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited. Visiting hours are today, Wednesday, from 4 to 8 p.m. For complimentary transportation to and from the Funeral Home please call 617 569 0990. Services will conclude with burial in Holy Cross Cemetery. For more information or to send an online condolence, please visit: www.ruggieromh.com.
Photographer and senior center dance teacher
Vera E. (Colucci) Fussell of Woodside Avenue, Winthrop died at the Brigham & Women’s Hospital, Boston on August 31. She was 98 years old.
Born in Boston, the daughter of the late Genovina (Ferrara) and Gerardo Colucci, she resided in East Boston prior to moving to Winthrop more than 60 years ago. For many years she was always present as a photographer at many of the local events with her Speed Graphic camera recording the festivities. She was very active in the local Senior Center where she conducted dance classes.
She was the beloved wife of the late William R. Fussell. _
Funeral arrangements were by the Caggiano Funeral Home, Winthrop. Burial was in Winthrop Cemetery. To sign her online book of condolences, go to www.caggianofuneralhome.com.
Of New Hampshire, formerly of Chelsea
Barbara (McDonald) Perry of New Hampshire, formerly of Chelsea, died on September 2.
She was the devoted mother of Charles R Perry III and his wife, Nancy, of Chelsea and Michael J. Perry and his wife, Barbara, of Pelham, NH; dear sister of the late Helen Woodlock and Frank McDonald; cherished grandmother of Carolyn, Christopher and his wife, Meaghan, Michael, Jacquelyn and Cameron and adored great grandmother of Charlotte. She is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.
Funeral Services in celebration of Mrs. Perry’s life will be held in the Chapel of the Ruggiero Mazzarella Memorial Home, 971 Saratoga St. (Orient Heights) East Boston today, Wednesday, September 8 at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited. Services will conclude in the Chapel of Woodlawn Cemetery. For more information or to send the Perry family an online condolence, please visit: www.ruggieromh.com.
Michael John DiPasquale
Michael John DiPasquale of 319 Oakwood Estates Drive, Anderson, SC died on September 2 at the AnMed Health Medical Center. He was 60 years old.
Born in East Boston, on May 7, 1950, he was a son of the late John DiPasquale and Phyllis Pagirulo DiPasquale. He served in the US Marine Corps and was a Vietnam Era veteran. A printer by trade, he also enjoyed the art of jewelry making. He was a horse track enthusiast and an avid golfer who even enjoyed a good game of Poker. Additionally, he loved being around and helping little children. He will best be remembered for his generous and kind heart. Mr. DiPasquale was a member of Christ Church, EPC.
Survivors include his wife, Anna Drago DiPasquale, of the home; and his sister, Grace Ann DiPasquale, of Anderson, SC.
A Memorial Service with Military Honors was held at Christ Church, EPC, and was conducted by the Reverend Bill Hyer.
It is suggested that memorials be made to the Honduras Ministry of Christ Church EPC, 3120 North Highway 81, Anderson, SC 29621. A message of condolence may be sent by visiting www.mcdougaldfuneralhome.com. Arrangements were by the McDougald Funeral Home, Anderson, SC.
Retired John Hancock accountant
Anna J. Monteleone of Winthrop, formerly of East Boston, died on August 17 at the Whidden Hospital in Everett after a long illness. She was 76 years old.
Born in Boston, she was the devoted daughter of the late Maria (Gozzo) and Emanuele Monteleone and resided in East Boston prior to moving to Winthrop 17 years ago. She worked as an accountant for John Hancock Insurance Company for 42 years prior to her retirement.
She was the beloved sister of Mary and the late Frank Scudieri, Anthony and Paula Monteleone and Frank and Marie Monteleone, all of Winthrop. She is also survived by many loving nieces, nephews, grand nieces and grand nephews.
Her funeral was conducted from the Ernest P. Caggiano & Son Funeral Home, Winthrop. Burial was in the family lot in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett . To sign her online book of condolences or view her memorial video go to www.caggianofuneralhome.com.
East Boston resident
Margaret M. Russo died in East Boston following a brief illness on August 24. She was 71 years old.
The beloved daughter of the late Amiello and Charlotte (Arabian) Russo, she was the devoted sister of Josephine M. "Joanne" Gleeson and her husband, William J. Sr., of East Boston and the late Peter Russo; cherished aunt of William J. Gleeson Jr., dear grand aunt of Chanelle M., Alise M. and William J. Gleeson III, all of East Boston. She is also lovingly survived by her surrogate sister Edith Fisher and her companion, John Cook, of East Boston, Kimberly, Al and Nicholas Bitto of Revere, Robert and Audrey, Robert Jr. and Zachary Fisher, David, Toni, Alexandria and David Fisher Jr., all of Winthrop, Danny S., Patricia, Justin S. and Matthew J. Smith of East Boston.
Services and burial were held privately at St. Michael Cemetery, Boston. Remembrances may be made to the Polycystic Kidney Disease Foundation, 8330 Ward Pkwy, Kansas City, MO., 64114 Boston Walk/Team Justin. Arrangements were in the care of Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, Revere.
Rev. Fr. Pasquale Ruggeri F.D.P.
Rev. Fr. Pasquale Ruggeri F.D.P. passed away peacefully on August 31.
He is survived by his Religious Family of Brothers and Sisters of Sons of Divine Providence.
A Concelebrated Funeral Mass in Celebration of Fr Pasquale’s life was held in the Chapel of St Pius X in the Don Orione Nursing Home, East Boston.
Arrangements were under the direction of the Ruggiero Mazzarella Memorial Home, East Boston.
Retired Gibbs Oil Bookkeeper
Helen R. (McCarthy) Rose died at Salem Hospital following a long illness on August 24. She was 88 years old.
Although born in Philadelphia, she came to live in Revere as an infant. She was a retired bookkeeper for the Gibbs Oil Company of East Boston, a position she held for more than 40 years.
She was the wife of the late Edward J. Rose who died in October of 1996. Although she and her husband never had children, they were, indeed, surrogate parents to all of their 97 nieces, nephews, grand nieces, grand nephews and great grand nieces and nephews.
She was the daughter of the late John P. and Anna (Eskamp) McCarthy and sister of the late Charles H. and John P. McCarthy; devoted aunt of Charles H. McCarthy Jr. and his wife, Charlene, of Tampa, FL., Mary A. Lewis and her husband, W. Ron, of Venice, FL., Anne Marie McCarthy and Eileen E. McCarthy, both of Revere, and John P. McCarthy and his wife, Cindy, of Lynn. She is also lovingly survived by her sister in law, Doris M. McCarthy of Revere, her cousin, Maryanne Doucette and her husband, John, of Bridgewater and many other nieces, nephews, grand nieces and grand nephews.
Funeral arrangements were by the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, Revere. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Restoration Fund at Immaculate Conception Parish, 22 Lowe Street, Revere MA 02151.
Of Swampscott, formerly of East Boston
Katherine E. (Taurase) Dalton of Swampscott, formerly of East Boston, died at Salem Hospital surrounded by her family after a long illness on August 30. She was 69 years old.
Born and raised in East Boston, she was the daughter of the late Peter and Katherine (Porcelo) Tuarase. She was a graduate of East Boston High School and lived in East Boston until moving to Lynn for six years and then to Swampscott where she has lived for the past 30 years.
She was a member of the Swampscott Senior Center, a communicant of St. John the Evangelist Parish, Swampscott and the Ladies Auxiliary Knights of Columbus Valladolid Council 70 of Lynn. She was a loving mother and grandmother who enjoyed spending time with her family.
She is survived by five sons, Thomas Dalton and his wife, Caroline, of Nottingham, NH, Frederick Dalton and his wife, Karen, of Everett, Peter Dalton and his wife, Lianne, of Peabody, Robert Dalton and Heidi Pyle of Merrimac and Mark Dalton and his wife, Audrey, of Exeter, NH; a sister, Patricia Pedro of Swampscott; 13 grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. She was also the sister of the late Madeline MacNamara, Rita McMahon and Nicholas Taurase.
Funeral arrangements were by the Solimine, Landergan and Richardson Funeral Home, Lynn. Burial was in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. Memorial donations may be made to American Cancer Society, 30 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701. For guest book, visit: www.solimine.com.
Of Stoneham, formerly of East Boston
Anthony Bettano of Stoneham, formerly of East Boston, died on August 29.
A US Army veteran of the Vietnam War, he was the beloved husband of Joanne (Caggiano) Bettano with whom he shared 44 years of marriage; loving father of Anthony L. Bettano and his wife, Karyn, of New York, Stephen A Bettano and his wife, Tracie, and Judith M. Capone and her husband, Michael, all of Peabody; dear brother of Roy Bettano and his wife, Jean, of Saugus and Robert Bettano and his wife, Maureen, of Peabody; cherished grandfather of Anthony, Luke, Sophia, Tessa and Brandon Bettano and Gabrielle and Benjamin Capone.
Funeral arrangements were by Vazza’s "Beechwood" Funeral Home, Revere. Memorial remembrances may be made to the Hallmark Health VNA and Hospice 178 Savin St., Malden, MA 02128. Burial was in Lakeside Cemetery, Wakefield. For guest book www.vazzafunerals.com