Obituaries 09-22-2010

Richard Rezendes Jr.

Homeland Security Guard

Richard G. Rezendes Jr. died unexpectedly at his East Boston residence on September 10. He was 51 years old.

Born in Boston, "Richie" was raised and educated in Revere and was a 1977 graduate of Revere High School. For many years, he worked as office manager for Federal Express & Sentry Protective Services. He spent 15 years between Florida and California, returning to the Boston and Revere area in 2006. While in Florida, he spent 10 years as an administrator for the "Cigarette Boat Racing Company of Daytona" and because of his dynamic personality he made friends everywhere he lived and worked. Upon returning to this area, he secured a position as a security guard with Homeland Security at Logan Airport.

He is survived by his cherished mother, Annette S. Amore of Revere. He was the son of the late Richard R. Rezendes Sr.; devoted brother of John W. Rezendes and his wife, Jennifer, of Traverse City, Michigan and the loving uncle of James H. Rezendes of Michigan; beloved nephew of Retired Revere Fire Lieutenant Gerald A. Amore and his wife, Kathleen, of Revere and the dear cousin of Christine M. Malley and her husband, Revere Police Officer Glenn Malley of Danvers, Kathleen R. Amore of Revere, Jennifer E. Angiulo and her husband, Anthony, of Stoneham and Michael G. Amore and his companion, Jillenne Miskevitch, of Revere. He is also lovingly survived by the extended Amore family of Danvers and by Jennifer and Charles DeLorenzo of Salem.

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


Paul Repucci

Motorcycle enthusiast

Paul J. "Pucci" Repucci, formerly of East Boston and Braintree, died unexpectedly in Thornton, NH on September 12. He was 71 years old.

A member of several motorcycle clubs, he was the beloved son of the late John and Rosina M. "Rose" (Muro) Repucci; the dear brother of Marion J. Repucci of East Boston and the late John A. Repucci and is also lovingly survived by his daughter, Jacqueline Neider, of the North Shore, his sister-in-law, Akiko Repucci of Cambridge and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals of Revere. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the restoration fund at Sacred Heart Parish, 303 Paris Street, East Boston, MA 02128.


Gilda Fiandaca

East Boston resident

Gilda (Nigro) Fiandaca of East Boston died on September 16. She was 92 years old.

The loving wife of the late Charles Fiandaca, she was the cherished sister of the late Antonetta, Anthony, Concetta, Angelina and Frank and is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.

Her Funeral will be held from the Kirby-Rapino Memorial Home, 917 Bennington St., Orient Heights East Boston, today, Wednesday, September 22 at 9 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass at St. Joseph-St. Lazarus Church, 59 Ashley St., E. Boston at 10 a.m. Burial will be at Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. To leave online condolences, please visit


Dorothy Monk-Chase

Florida resident

Dorothy (Censullo) Monk-Chase of Naples, FL, formerly of Revere and Chelsea, died in Dallas, Texas on September 15.

Born in Boston and a former employee of Kayem Foods of Chelsea and Pryority Foods of Woburn, she was the beloved wife of the late Frederick Monk and William Chase; devoted mother of Donna Vadala of Wakefield, Diane Monk-Harrison and her husband, Ian, of Texas and Frank Monk; loving daughter of Dorothea (Lee) Censullo of East Boston and the late Frank; dear sister of Rosemary Vitello of Somerville and Barbara Censullo of Saugus. She is also survived by two loving grandchildren Toni and Tanya Vadala, and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, Revere. Burial was in Puritan Lawn Cemetery.


John Zompanti

Former co-owner of Logan Gas Fitting and Heating Co. of East Boston

John N. Zompanti of East Weymouth, formerly of East Boston and Mission Hill, died on September 9. He was 86 years old.

The former co-owner of Logan Gas Fitting and Heating Co. of East Boston, he was a US Navy veteran of World War II and a member of the Air National Guard for 18 years.

He was the beloved husband of the late Lorraine M. (Beaulieu) Zompanti, the loving father of Lynn Bennett-Mitchell and her husband, Dean, of W. Palm Beach, FL and Susan Bennett Doyon of Taunton; proud grandfather of Kristen Hafner and her husband, Shawn, Jonathan Mitchell, David Mitchell and his wife, Laura, E. Robert Doyon, III and Steven Doyon; proud and Loving great-grandfather of Brennan Hafner; loving brother of Catherine Lawlor of Marshfield, the late Carl of Medford, the late Antonio "AJ" of Saugus, the late Augustina "Rusty" Nobile of Connecticut and the late Marie Crea of So. Weymouth. He is also survived by many nieces, nephews, grand and great-grand nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the McDonald Funeral Home, South Weymouth. Burial with Military Honors was at the Veteran’s National Cemetery in Bourne. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 1399, 601 Broad St., East Weymouth, MA 02189.


Joseph Rocciolo

Long time president of East Boston Little League and Pony League

Joseph "Joe Rock" Rocciolo of East Boston died on September 14.

A past member of the Orient Heights Civic Club, "Joe Rock" devoted his life to the youth of East Boston serving as president of both the Little League and Pony League for many years.

He was the beloved brother of Dallia Stanziani and her husband, Judge Robert Stanziani, of Saugus and John Rocciolo of California; cherished uncle of Robert P. Stanziani, Janis Stanziani Markakis, Doris Stanziani Boghosian, Anita Cochetti, John Rocciolo Jr. and Francia Rocciolo.

Funeral services were held in the Chapel of the Ruggiero Mazzarella Memorial Home (Orient Heights) East Boston. Burial was in Forest Hills Cemetery, Lynnfield. For more information or to send an online condolence


Robert Papapietro Sr.

National Grid Construction Engineer

Robert Papapietro Sr. of Sandwich, formerly of East Boston, died peacefully at home on September 14 surrounded by his family. He was 51 years old.

He worked for National Grid as a construction engineer for 23 years.

The beloved husband of 23 years of Julie A. (MacLean), he was the son of Angelina and the late Ben Papapietro of East Boston. He also is survived by his three children, Maria Nicole, Robert, Jr., and Joseph Giovanni Papapietro, all of Sandwich; his siblings Leonard Papapietro of Worcester, NY, Angela Guerrini of East Boston, John and Katie Papapietro of Mission Viejo, CA, Joseph and Lisa Papapietro of Sudbury, Donna Papapietro and Dan Ayer and David Papapietro, all of East Boston. He is also survived by many aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Chapman, Cole & Gleason Funeral Home, Mashpee. Burial was private. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to VNA of Cape Cod Hospice, 434 Rt. 134 Ste D-3 South Dennis Ma 02660. For online guestbook and obituary please visit


Mary Monteiro

Of Ohio, formerly of East Boston

Mary (LaBella) Monteiro of Bay Village, Ohio, formerly of Medford, East Boston, Saugus and North Attleboro, died on September 12.

She was the beloved wife of the late Joseph D. Monteiro, devoted mother of Joseph Monteiro of Bay Village, Ohio; loving grandmother of Joseph, Kathryn and Michael Monteiro; dear sister of the late Louis and John LaBella, Theresa Monteiro and Lena Cercullo and is also survived by several nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Dello Russo Funeral Home, Medford. Entombment was at Holy Cross Chapel Mausoleum, Malden. Memorial contributions may be sent to Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Division Of Development – Jimmy Fund, 10 Brookline Place West, Floor 6, Brookline, MA 02445-9924.


Carol Wells

Winthrop resident

Carol "Tootsie" (Westphal) Wells of Winthrop died at the Mass. General Hospital, Boston on September 11 from complications from pneumonia. She was 70 years old.

She was a former employee of Jeveli’s in East Boston, Building 19 and Winthrop/Revere Homemakers, Inc.

Born and raised in Winthrop, she was the daughter of the late Arthur Westphal and June (Gregory) Greenburg, both of Winthrop; the loving sister of Jeanette "Honey" Burroughs, Arthur "Kid" Westphal, Thomas "Westy" Westphal and the late Edward "Brother" Westphal, all of California; the devoted and loving mother of the late John "J.D." DePalma of East Boston, Theresa McIntosh of Beverly, Patricia Wells of Winthrop and Roy Wells of Winthrop; the adoring grandmother of Carole Wells of Winthrop, Michael Wells of Lynn and Jessica DePalma of East Boston. She also had one great grandchild, her "Little Darling" Carlin Brown of Winthrop. She will be greatly missed by all.

A Memorial Service for Mrs. Wells and her son, John DePalma, was held at the Union Congregational Church, Winthrop. Funeral arrangements were by the Caggiano Funeral Home, Winthrop. To sign her online book of condolences go to


Robert Blaikie

Beachmont resident

Robert P. Blaikie of Beachmont, Revere died on September 13.

He was the beloved husband of Patricia A. (Granese); father of Robert P. Blaikie Jr. and his wife, Maria, of Danvers and Doris Blaikie McCann of Hingham; brother of Jeannie Faretra of East Boston, Peggy Corrigan of Florida and the late Patricia Souza, Nancy and George Blaikie Jr.; loving and adoring Papa to Richard and Emma McCann and Anna and Robert D. Blaikie.

Funeral arrangements were by the Magrath Funeral Home, East Boston. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory to Kaplan Family Hospice, 78 Liberty St., Danvers 01923 would be appreciated.

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