Of Saugus, formerly of East Boston
Georgette “Patty” (Hanton) Toscano of Saugus, formerly of East Boston, died on November 7.
She was the loving wife of Robert C. Toscano of Saugus; beloved mother of Robert A. Toscano and his wife, Jo Ann, of Woburn, Rhonda Baker and her husband, Anthony, of Everett, Craig Toscano and his wife, Laurie, of Lynnfield; devoted daughter of Louise (Dyer) Hanton of East Boston and the late James Hanton; cherished grandmother of Kyrie, Jayme, Bobbie, Brittany, Autumn, Isabella and Emily; dear sister of James Hanton of East Boston, Cathy Pacitta and her husband, Bobby, of East Boston, Dennis Hanton and his wife, Kim, of Revere, Joseph Hanton and his wife, Toni, of Woburn, Robert Hanton and his wife, Teresa of East Boston and Julia “Tina” Serra and her husband, Sebastian, of Haverhill and the late George Hanton.
Her Funeral will be held from the Bisbee-Porcella Funeral Home, 549 Lincoln Ave., Saugus on Friday at 9:30 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass at St. Margaret’s Church, 431 Lincoln Ave., Saugus at 10:30 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited. Visiting hours are Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m. For directions and condolences, visit: www.BisbeePorcella.com.
Fought Under General Patton in World War II
John M. Parillo of Revere, formerly of East Boston, another great American, died on November 7.
A US Army veteran of World War II, he is resting and no longer has to fight. He fought under General Patton in World War II, landed on the beaches of Normandy, France and fought an invading and occupying force for three years. SSG Parillo, you are a true American Hero. Thank you for leaving us with a safer and brighter future. May God bless you.
He was the beloved husband of the late Antonetta (Rossi) with whom he shared 53 years of marriage; loving father of John Parillo of Saugus, Robert Parillo and his wife, Deborah, of Revere and Michael Parillo of Melrose; dear brother of Father Emery Parillo OFM of New York, Joseph, Michael and Anthony Parillo, all of Somerville, and the late Mary Puccini and Theresa Paglierani; cherished grandfather of Kristin Abrams and her husband, Cory, Shannon Rivera and her husband, Rey, Alicia, John and Janelle and Chris and his great grandchildren, Kailynn, Brianne, Madyson, Zachary, Aiden and Logan.
His Funeral will be held from Vazza’s "Beechwood" Funeral Home, 282 Beach Street, Revere on Thursday at 8:30 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 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. Burial will be in Puritan Lawn Cemetery, Peabody. For directions and guest book, www.vazzafunerals.com.
Joseph A. D’Iorio of Revere died on November 6.
He was the beloved husband of Ying (Liu) D’Iorio; father of Wei Liu; dear brother of Anthony of Methuen, Alfred of Burlington, Judith Orlandino of East Boston, Mary Penney of North Andover, Donna Orlandino of Revere and Jean Halpin of Marblehead and is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.
His funeral will be held from the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons – Bruno Funeral Home, Revere today, Wednesday, at 8 a.m. followed by a Mass in St. Anthony’s Church at 9 a.m. Relatives and friends are kindly invited. Burial will be in Holy Cross Cemetery. Contributions in his name may be made to the charity of your choice. For guestbook or flowers visit: www.buonfiglio.com.
Anne C. Clapp of Winthrop, formerly of Revere, died on November 6.
A nurse’s assistant at the Chelsea Soldiers Home, she was the beloved daughter of Diane L. Siracusa-Clapp of Winthrop and the late Charles M. Clapp; loving sister of Paul and Fred Clapp and Robert Santaniello; dearest friend of Carol Ford and family.
Her Funeral will be held from Vazza’s "Beechwood" Funeral Home, 262 Beach St., Revere, today, Wednesday at 11 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St Anthony’s Church, Revere at 12 noon. Burial will be in Holy Cross Cemetery Malden. For directions and guest book, visit: www.vazzafunerals.com.
Of Revere, formerly of East Boston
Nicholas " Nick the Painter" D’Agostino of Revere, formerly of East Boston, died on November 7.
He was the beloved husband of the late Lucy (Ranieri) D’Agostino with whom he shared 54 years of marriage; loving father of Linda Rosetti of Revere and her late husband Edward, Nicholas D’Agostino and Darlene LaGrasso and her husband, Joseph, all of East Boston; dear brother of Mary D’Agostino of East Boston and the late Vincent DiLorenzo, Joseph D’Agostino, Josephine D’Aramo and Carmella Fusco; cherished grandfather of Nicholas and Elizabeth D’Agostino and Joseph LaGrassa and great grandfather of Amber and Brianna.
His Funeral will be held from Vazza’s "Beechwood" Funeral Home, 262 Beach St., Revere today, Wednesday, at 9 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St Anthony’s Church Revere at 10 a.m. Burial will be in St Michael’s Cemetery Roslindale. For directions and guest book, visit: www.vazzafunerals.com.
Of Malden, formerly of East Boston
Eleanor M. (Mazzarella) Dais of Malden, formerly of East Boston, died on November 5.
She was the beloved wife of the late Andreas Dais; mother of the late Nikolas; sister of the late Rita A. Sullivan and Dolores M. Mills and is survived by many loving nieces and nephews and her dearest friends, Sam, Justin and Karyn.
Celebration of Life Services were by invitation only. Donations in her memory to Meridian House, 408 Meridian St., East Boston, MA 02128 would be appreciated. MagrathFuneralHome.com.
Of Revere, formerly of East Boston
James J. D’Agresto of Revere, formerly of East Boston, died on November 4.
He was the dear brother of Louis of Bridgewater, Antoinette D’Agresto of Revere and the late Camille Martin and Caroline Lyons and the cherished uncle of several nieces and nephews.
Funeral arrangements were by Vazza’s "Beechwood" Funeral Home, Revere. Entombment was in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. For guest book, www.vazzafunerals.com
Florence Vitiello Napolitano
Of Everett, formerly of East Boston
Florence L. (Saucy) Vitiello Napolitano of Everett, formerly of East Boston, died on October 30.
She was the beloved wife of the late James P.; loving mother of her devoted son, James Robert, of Everett and his friend Robin "Robbie" Cushing of Milton; precious grandmother of Tia L. Napolitano of Los Angeles, CA and Jenna L. Napolitano of Hingham; sister of Edward Vitiello and his wife, Mary, of Hudson, NH; sister in law of Millie Vitiello and the late Bill Vitiello of Medford and the late Tony Vitiello, Josephine Rosetti, Helen Roberts, Phyllis Beatrice and Dorothy Gloria. She is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews. The daughter of the late Pellegrino and Concetta Vitiello, she will be joyfully remembered by all who knew her.
Funeral arrangements were by the Salvatore Rocco and Sons Funeral Home, Everett. Expressions of sympathy may be made to All Care Hospice, 16 City Hall Sq., Lynn, MA 01901. www.roccofuneralhomes.com.
East Boston resident
Marion (Chiarello) Pagliarulo of East Boston died recently.
She was the beloved wife of the late Michael Pagliarulo; devoted mother of Pasquale "Butch" Pagliarulo and his wife, Cathy, and Nina DeFreitas; mother in Law of Harold "Skinny" DeFreitas; dear sister of Angelina Caggiano; adored grandmother of Paula MacIver, Michael Pagliarulo, Gina DeFreitas and the late Robert Pagliarulo; cherished great grandmother of Emily MacIver; step grandmother of Christopher; step great-grandmother of Brandon and Ryan.
Funeral arrangements were by the Ruggiero-Mazzarella Memorial Home, East Boston. Entombment was in Holy Cross Mausoleum.
Jodi A. (Malta) Marino of Revere died on November 2 following a long and valiant battle with brain cancer. She was 52 years old.
She was the devoted mother of Dolores V. Marino and Joseph R. Marino and his wife, Danielle, and cherished daughter of Valentina M. (DeSouza) Malta and the late Joseph Malta, all of Revere; dear twin sister of Dolores M. Balliro and her husband, Bruno, of Florida, Sara McGuirk of Haverhill and the late Vincent Malta and is also lovingly survived by her dear cousins, Denise D. Parton and her husband, Randy, of Orlando, FL., Debra A., Steven A. and Joseph C. Pires III, all of Revere; cherished niece of Dolores Pires of Revere, Louis DeSouza of Saugus and the late Mary Costa; aunt of Joseph D. Balliro of Florida.
Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, Revere. Burial was in Holy Cross Cemetery. Remembrances may be made to the Jodi A. Marino Family Fund, 48 Conant St., Revere, MA 02151.
William H. Levy of Melrose died on November 2. He was 88 years old.
A US Navy veteran of World War II, he was the beloved husband of the late Mary M. (Graves) Levy; devoted father of Marilyn Rivenburg of Melrose, Jacqueline Harrington of Stoneham, Carolyn Pebley and her husband, Mark, of Wakefield; cherished grandfather of Jill and Laurie Rivenburg, Nicole Harrington, Scott McDonough, Johnathan and Clifford Pebley; loving great grandfather of Kaitlin, Kevin, Justin and Ava; dear brother of the late Eleanor and Ruby and son of the late Harold R. Levy and Bertha (Skelski) Levy.
Funeral arrangements were by the Barile Family Funeral Home, Stoneham. Burial with Military Honors was at Lakeside Cemetery. To send a memorial condolence: www.barilefuneral.com.
Of Peabody, formerly of East Boston
Lena (Bevilacqua) Todisco of Peabody, formerly of East Boston, died on November 1. She was 96 years old.
She was the beloved wife of the late Albert Todisco; loving mother of Wanda Walston and her husband, James, of Georgia, Thomas Todisco of Revere and Paula Mingolelli and her husband, Pat, of Tyngsboro; cherished grandmother of Melissa, Marica, Meredith, Robin, April, and Shara; great-grandmother of Fiona, Amelia, Logan, Nola, Mason and Thomas. She was the sister of one late brother and three late sisters and is survived by many loving nieces and nephews.
Funeral arrangements were by The Kirby-Rapino Memorial Home, (Orient Heights), East Boston. Burial was in St. Tarcisius Cemetery, Framingham. For online condolences, please visit www.kirby-rapino.com
Gertrude Louise Benson
Taught at E.B. Newton School in Winthrop
Gertrude Louise (O’Connell) Benson of Wilmington, Laconia NH, Jensen Beach FL, and formerly of Winthrop, died on October 29. She was 93 years old.
Born the third of six children in East Boston, she lived her entire life in the East Boston/Winthrop area, only moving to Wilmington during the last 12 years. As a child, her family owned a small store in East Boston called Okies.
She was a very good swimmer and told tales of swimming with her brothers for miles in Boston Harbor and of rolling logs. She lived through the depression and World War II and often spoke of her friends who did not return from the war.
As a young lady she worked for the phone company, Boston Insurance, Suburban Electric in Winthrop, the Elks Club in Winthrop, and Harvey Radio in Cambridge just to name a few. She taught first and second grade for almost 30 years at the E.B. Newton School in Winthrop.
She and her husband loved to dance and for many years went almost every Saturday night to the various hot spots in and around Boston. Her favorite singer was Dean Martin and she loved the music of the big bands. When her children were young she bought a cottage on Lake Winnipesaukee where the family spent many a summer. After she retired, she bought a home in Jensen Beach, Florida where she has been spending winters since 1992. She lived the last years of her life with her daughter, Trudy, and son-in-law, Rob.
Born on July 11, 1917 in Boston to the late William and Gertrude O’Connell, she was the wife of the late Charles Benson of Winthrop and is survived by her daughter, Trudy, and son-in-law, Robert Crowell, of Wilmington, and her son Charles and daughter-in-law, July Benson, of Wilmington and her sister, Marie Healy, of Winthrop. She was the sister of the late William, Edmund, John and Geraldine Shamhart and is also survived by her brothers-in-law, Andrew Benson and Robert Benson and sisters-in-law, Virginia O’Connell and Marguerite Benson. She was the sister in law of the late Alvin Shamhart , Robert Healy and Hermon Benson, Patricia Mastrangelo and Mary O’Connell. She is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews on both the Benson and O’Connell sides of the family.
Funeral arrangements were by the Maurice W. Kirby Funeral Home, Winthrop. Burial was in Winthrop Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to either of her favorite charities, The Father Beiting Appalachian Mission Center, 322 Riverbend Road, Louisa, KY 41230 or St Joseph’s Indian School, Chamberlain, SD 57326. For guestbook, go to www.mauricekirbyfh.com.