Obituaries 10-14-2010

Robert Scaramozza

Lifelong East Boston resident

Robert A. “Rob” Scaramozza, a life long resident of East Boston, died on October 6 after a long and courageous battle with Kidney Disease. He was 50 years old.

An employee of the National Fire Protection Association of Quincy, he was the loving son of the late Guido and Concetta (DelTufo) Scaramozza; dear brother of Janet of Merrimack, N.H., Carolyn, Rita and Joseph, all of Revere and Annette and Richard of East Boston. He is also survived by his cherished in-laws and nieces and nephews.

In accordance with the wishes of his family, funeral services and burial were private. To honor his memory, memorial donations may be made to the National Kidney Foundation , ( The Scaramozza family would like to thank North Shore Dialysis, Dr. Xerras, Dr.Gimble and the MGH for their diligent and focused efforts throughout his battle in treating the complications from this crippling disease. For more information or to send an online condolence:


Josephine Cappy

Of Peabody, formerly of East Boston

Josephine (Poto) Cappy of Peabody died on October 7 at the Jewish Rehabilitation Center in Swampscott. She was 90 years old.

Born, raised and educated in East Boston, she moved to Peabody 53 years ago when she married her late husband, Robert “Guido” Cappy.

She worked as an assembler at the former Huse Liberty Mira Company in Peabody for many years before retiring. She was proud of her Italian heritage, enjoyed cooking and baking Italian foods and playing Bingo.

She was the devoted daughter of the late James and Madeline (Charlone) Poto, loving mother of Robert Cappy of Harbor City, CA, and Janice Marcinkowski of Peabody, beloved grandmother of six grandchildren, Joseph Marcinkowski and his wife, Dawn, of Peabody, Gina (Markinkowski) and her husband, Michael Murphy of Dedham, Joshua Cappy of Bonney Lake, WA and Matthew, Danielle and Aaron Cappy, all of Harbor City, WA. She was the great grandmother of six, Ally Lussier, Cerina and Jake Marckinowski and Ty, Krista and Jenelle Murphy; sister-in-law of Salvatore and Eugene Caponigro, both of Revere, and is also survived by several nieces and nephews. She was the sister of the late John and Luis Poto, Phyllis Martignetti and Dolores Tentindo, and the mother-in-law of the late Joseph Marcinkowski.

Funeral arrangements were by the Conway, Cahill-Brodeur Funeral Home, Peabody. Burial was in Puritan Lawn Memorial Park, Peabody. Expressions of sympathy can be sent to the Hospice of the North Shore, 75 Sylvan St., Suite B-102, Danvers, MA 01923.


Andrew Badamo

Of Revere, formerly of East Boston

Andrew Badamo of Revere, formerly of East Boston, died on September 23.

He was the cherished son of the late Anthony and Josephine (Pollino) Badamo and the dear friend of Marion Zirpolo and family.

He was laid to rest in the family plot with his mother and father at Holy Cross Cemetery in Malden. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, Revere.


Barbara Parr

Formerly of East Boston

Barbara A. (Cornacchio) Parr of Brockton and Dennisport, formerly of East Boston, died October 7. She was 62 years old.

The daughter of the late Peter and Ida (Dello Russo) Cornacchio, she was the beloved wife of Thomas M. Parr; loving mother of Jennifer Parr and her husband, Jamie Hogan, of Norfolk, Stacy Parr of Brighton and Kimberly Parr of Brockton; devoted “Nana” of Alexandra and Benjamin Hogan; sister of Linda Desjardin and her husband, Ed, of Brockton and an aunt of several nieces and nephews, including Heather Desjardin of Raynham.

Funeral arrangements were by the Waitt Funeral Home, Brockton. See or call 508-583-7272.


Dennis Taft

Resident of Franklin, N.H.

Dennis Taft of Franklin, NH died by accident on October 9.

He was the cherished son of Lisa Iannone and Dennis “Apples” Taft and his wife, Toni (Sabla) Taft, all of New Hampshire; loving brother of Dereck, Deanna and Jake Taft and Donald “Little Apples” Falzarone; uncle of Jason David Taft; grandson of Joan (Sardina) Iannone of Revere and the late Pasquale “Patsy” Iannone; nephew of Michael Stephen and the late David Iannone.

His Funeral will be held from Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, 262 Beach Street, Revere, Friday morning at 10 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Anthony’s Church, Revere at 11 a.m. Family and friends may visit Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m. Burial will be in Winthrop Cemetery, Winthrop. For directions and guest book,


Philip Marotta

Of Medford, formerly of East Boston

Philip P. Marotta of Medford, formerly of East Boston, died on October 6.

A US Air Force veteran of World War II, he was the beloved husband of Frances (Vaccaro) Marotta; devoted father of Frank Marotta and his wife, Carolyn, of North Hampton, Philip Marotta Jr. of Revere, Paul Marotta of Arlington and Robert Marotta of Medford; loving grandfather of Philip and Perry Marotta; brother of the late Frank Marotta. He also leaves several nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Dello Russo Funeral Home, Medford. Burial was at Oak Grove Cemetery, Medford. In lieu of flowers, donations in his name may be sent to St. Michael’s Chapel, 91 Crest Ave. Chelsea MA. 02150. For obituary and guestbook


Willard Murray

East Boston resident

Willard Murray of East Boston died suddenly on October 6. In accordance with his wishes, services were private with arrangements by: Ruggiero Mazzarella Memorial Home, East Boston.


Mark Hurley

Of Melrose, formerly of East Boston

Mark H. Hurley of Melrose, formerly of East Boston, died on October 7.

He was the loving son of the late Sylvester and Blanche (Auclair) Hurley; dear brother of John of Florida, Maurice of East Boston, Francis of Revere, Patrick of New Hampshire, James of Maine and the late Thomas and is also survived by many cherished nieces and nephews.

A celebration of his life will be held on Saturday, October 16 in the Chapel of the Ruggiero Mazzarella Memorial Home, 971 Saratoga Street (Orient Heights) East Boston. Family and friends can share stories and memories of his life from 2 to 4 p.m. For more information or to send his family an online condolence, please visit:

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