Obituaries 12-16-2010

Marta Klimkiewicz

Retired Kitchen Worker

Marta (Piechota) Klimkiewicz, a retired kitchen worker for many years at Kayem, passed away on December 9 at the Kindred Hospital in Peabody. She was 83 years old.

Born in Kalisz, Poland, she was the daughter of the late Michael and Barbara Piechota. She grew up in Lodz, Poland and was educated there. She came to Chelsea in the 1950s and raised her family here. She worked for many years as a kitchen worker at Kayem Foods. She was a dedicated mother who spent her life tending to her family and she also enjoyed gardening.

A Funeral Mass was celebrated St. Stanislaus Church on Tuesday, December 14. Services concluded with interment in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden.

She was the beloved wife of the late Wallace Klimkiewicz; devoted mother of Wanda D’Arrigo and her husband, Domenic, of Apple Valley, MN, George Klimkiewicz and his wife, Judy, of Lexington, Dottie Ricci and her husband, Frank, of East Boston and Joan Lewis of Chelsea; cherished grandmother of Dana D’Arrigo and his wife, Chris, Evan and Dianna D’Arrigo, Joshua Klimkiewicz and Jason Lewis; adored great-grandmother of Ethan and Sammy D’Arrigo. She was predeceased by a brother, a sister and a stepsister in Poland.

A Funeral Mass was celebrated St. Stanislaus Church on Tuesday, December 14. Services concluded with interment in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden.  To send messages of condolences, please visit Funeral Arrangements entrusted to the care and direction of the Anthony Memorial Funeral Home.

Camille Renzulli

East Boston resident

Camille (Assenza) Renzulli of East Boston died on December 9.

She was the wife of the late Frank Renzulli; mother of Janice and her husband, Leonard Polacco, of Swampscott, Alfred Renzulli and his wife, Therese, of Winthrop, Anna and her husband, David Forlizzi, of West Peabody, Frank Renzulli and his wife, Jacquelyn, of Toluca Lake, CA.; sister of Anna Sinagra, Lena Assenza, Jennie Ruotolo, and the late Joseph Assenzo and Mary Riley; grandmother of Michael Polacco, Anthony and Gianna Forlizzi, Vincenzo, Nico, Francesca, and Gino Renzulli.

Funeral arrangements were by the Magrath Funeral Home, East Boston. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery.

Nancy Mastrangelo

Framingham resident

Nancy “Dolly” (Loscocco) Mastrangelo of Framingham, formerly of East Boston, died on December 8 after a long illness. She was 78 years old.

The beloved wife of the late Pasquale D. “Patsy” Mastrangelo, who died in April of this year, she is survived by her children, Ron Mastrangelo and his wife, Christine Whelan, of Natick, Ken Mastrangelo of Millis, Judi Mastrangelo of Framingham and Wendi Mastrangelo of Sudbury; beloved Nana to her grandchildren, Michael, Madison and Brett Mastrangelo, Thomas Jr. and Jax Hall; sister of Frances Bongiovani of Peabody, Grace Liberatore of Framingham, Nicholas Loscocco and his wife, Eleanor, of Chatham; sister-in-law of Caroline Loscocco of Attleboro, and aunt to many loving nieces and nephews. She was also a sister of the late Marie Cerbone of California, Louis Loscocco of East Boston, and Fred Loscocco of Westwood and is also survived by her lifelong and dear friend Mary (Tino) Krovitz of Las Vegas, Nevada.

Donations in her memory may be sent to Saint Patrick’s Manor, 863 Central Street, Framingham, MA 01701.

John Baptist Marani

CPA, formerly owned several Dunkin Donuts in Revere

John Baptist Marani of Fort Myers, Florida. formerly of East Boston and Westwood, died on December 8 at Hope Hospice, Fort Myers. He was 68 years old and was born in Boston on January 2, 1942, a child of Joseph and Annette (Pizzano) Marani.

He graduated from Northeastern University in 1965, was employed as a certified public accountant and was the former owner of various Dunkin Donuts in Revere. His memberships included South Shore Country Club, Pembroke Country Club, where he was the club champion one year, LaBarron Hills Country Club and the Heritage Palms Country Club. He attended the Immaculate Conception Church and Blessed Pope John XXIII Church.

He was the beloved husband of Christine I. (Fay) Marani for 46 years; the father of Vincent Robert Marani who is married to  Marketa of Prague, Czech Republic, John B. Marani who is married to Tiffany of Palm Harbor, FL. and Adrienne F. Howell who is married to David of Brookline. He was the brother of Mary Ann Mercurio of Revere and is also survived by six grandchildren.

His Funeral will be held from the East Weymouth McDonald Funeral Home, corner of Charles & Middle Streets, Thursday at 9 a.m. followed by a Memorial Funeral Mass in the Immaculate Conception Church, East Weymouth at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited. Memorial visitation is today, Wednesday, from 4 to 8 p.m. Burial will be in Fairmount Cemetery, Weymouth. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be sent to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson Research, Attn. Tribute Research, Church Street Station, PO Box 780, New York, N.Y. 10008-0780.

Louis Kiss

East Boston resident

Louis V. Kiss of East Boston, formerly of East Walpole, died on December 9. He was 74 years old.

He was the husband of the late Doreen I. (Locarno); father of Peter L. Kiss of Canton, Paul V. and his wife, Margo Kiss, of Wrentham, Karen A. and her husband, Kyle Redmond, of East Walpole, and the late Sandra Kiss London; grandfather of Mason and Owen Kiss.

Private funeral and burial were held at the family’s request. For guest book Alexander F. Thomas & Sons F.H. Walpole 508-668-0154.

Marceline Clara ‘Marci’ Goldstein

Of North Andover, formerly of East Boston

Marceline Clara “Marci” (Catone) Goldstein of North Andover, formerly of East Boston, died on December 10.

She was the beloved wife of the late Gordon Goldstein with whom she shared 43 years of marriage; loving mother of Gerald Gould and his wife, Gina, of Florida, Mark Gould and his fiancé, Carol Marr, both of Lowell and Jori Blumsack and her husband, Henry, of North Andover; dear sister of Gerri Costigan of Saugus and Orlando Catone of North Reading and the late Minnie Romano, Elda Agostinelli, Lena DeFeo, Clara, Michael and Gaetano Catone; cherished grandmother of Ryan and Alex Gould and Emma and Lee Blumsack.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, Revere. For guestbook:


Salvatore ‘Sully’ Michael Bellino

Army Unit Helped Liberate Dachau in World War II

Salvatore “Sully” Michael Bellino, a 40 year resident of Swampscott, formerly of East Boston, died December 5 at the Jewish Rehabilitation Center in Swampscott. He was 96 years old.

The husband of the late Phyllis (Beatrice) Bellino, he was born in Chelsea on November 28, 1914, son of the late Paul Bellino and Antonette (Tomesello) Bellino and  lived on Grove Street in East Boston.

During the summer of 1931, he served in the Citizens Military Training Camp (CMTC) aka Civilian Conservation Corp (CCC). He was a graduate of East Boston High School, class of 1932. _

A US Army veteran of World War II, he enlisted on May 3, 1943 and graduated from the School for Medical Technicians at Lawson General Hospital, Atlanta, Georgia on September 6, 1943. He served in Europe with Company C, 75th Medical Battalion under General George Patton, having engagements in Northern France, Rhineland, and Ardennes Central Europe. In the spring of 1945, Mr. Bellino’s Army unit helped free the prisoners in the Dachau Concentration Camp. He returned to the States on October 6, 1945 and was discharged at Ft. Devens on November 5, 1945. He received the Good Conduct Medal, Victory Medal, the European, African and Middle Eastern Theater Campaign ribbons and expert marksman badge. He served in both the Battle of the Bulge and the Normandy invasion.

He joined the US Postal Service in 1951 and retired as a Safety Engineer in 1980 at the age of 66. Mr. Bellino was a graduate of the Harvard Exchange Program in Government Safety. For several years he met for breakfast at the Salem Diner with Johnny Pesky and “Pesky’s Posse”.

He is survived by his two children, Marian Phyllis (Bellino) Saluto and her husband, George J. Saluto, of Danvers and Joseph P. Bellino of Simsbury, CT. He also leaves two nephews, Richard Tacelli and Father Ronald Tacelli of Boston College, a niece Cyndi Tacelli, and several nephews and a niece of the Beatrice family. He dearly loved his many grandchildren and great grandchildren and delighted in spending time with them. He was the brother of the late Grace Tacelli.

His family would like to thank the Jewish Rehabilitation Center of Swampscott as well as his many friends and Swampscott neighbors for their care, concern and friendship. _

Funeral arrangements were by the Solimine, Landergan & Richardson Funeral Home, Lynn.  Burial was in Swampscott Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Jewish Rehabilitation Center, 330 Paradise Rd,, Swampscott, MA 01907.


Paul ‘Yoker’ Odierno

Past member of the Otis Club

Paul N. “Yoker” Odierno of East Boston died on December 1 surrounded by his loving family at the Massachusetts General Hospital. He was 83 years old.

He was born in New York city in 1927 to the late Alfred and Lucy (Gaetano) Odierno and proudly served his country in the US Army and was a decorated veteran of World War II and a past member of the Otis Club.

The dear brother of Elsie Antonuccio of East Boston, and the late Louis and Frank Odierno, he is also survived by his many cherished nieces and nephews.

For more information, please visit Ruggiero Mazzaarella Memorial Home East Boston.

Maria Iapicca

Of East Boston, formerly of Italy

Maria (Vitale) Iapicca of East Boston, formerly of Mirabella Eclano, Italy, died on December 8.

The beloved wife of the late Michael Iapicca, she was the dear sister of Addolorata (Vitale) Cappuccio, nine late sisters and two late brothers. She was the loving aunt of Raffaele Cappuccio and his wife, Norma, of Revere, Carolina Cerrato and her husband, Giovanni, of Italy, Thomas Minichiello and his wife, Fran, of Cape Cod, Assunta Capodano of Medford, Maria (Capodano) Sodano and her late husband, Luigi, of Winthrop, Alicia (Capodano) Biasella and her husband, Nicola, of Cambridge the late Michele Cappuccio and his surviving wife, Emanuela, of Medford, the late Antonia (Capodano)DeSantis and her surviving husband, Federico, of Winthrop, the late Maria (Minichello)Barletta and her late husband, Anthony, Rocco Iapicca and his wife, Tanina, of No. Reading, Bernardina (Iapicca) Scippa and her husband, Raffaele, Lina (Iapicca)Scippa and her late husband, Joseph, of Revere, James Iapicca of East Boston and Pasquale Iapicca. She is also survived by her many adored nieces and nephews in Italy as well as her many great nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Ruggiero Mazzarella Memorial Home (Orient Heights) East Boston. Mrs. Iapicca was laid to rest in the Mausoleum at Holy Cross Cemetery. In honoring Mrs. Iapicca’s life, memorial donations may be made to Don Orione Home, 111 Orient Avenue, East Boston 02128. For more information or to send an online condolence please visit

Ross Cavalieri

East Boston resident

Ross V. Cavalieri of East Boston died on December 7.

The beloved husband of the late Jeanette R. (Cipoletta) Cavalieri, he was the loving father of Ross Cavalieri and his wife, Joan, of Bridgewater, Ronald Cavalieri and his wife, Deborah, of Marlborough, Richard and his wife, Denise, of Topsfield, Janice Cavalieri of East Boston and the late Mary Cavalieri; grandfather of Jennifer and her husband, Jamie, Jessica, Michelle, Stephanie, Ronnie and Ross; great-grandfather of Colby and dear brother of Rose Kelleher of Merridith, N.H., Josephine Bussey of Denver, CO, Adeline Wamness of West Medford and the late Frank Cavalieri. He is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by The Kirby-Rapino Memorial Home, (Orient Heights) East Boston. Entombment was in Holy Cross Mausoleum, Malden. Donations in his memory may be made to: Scleroderma Foundation, 300 Rosewood Drive, Suite 105, Danvers, MA 01923 For online condolences, please visit


Robert Sullivan, Sr.

Decorated Veteran, UMass retiree

Robert F. Sullivan, Sr. of Weymouth, formerly of East Boston and Teaneck, NJ, died on December 5 at the South Shore Hospital in South Weymouth. He was 86 years old.

Born, raised and educated in East Boston, he lived in Teaneck for 30 years before moving to Weymouth in 1984. Mr. Sullivan was a decorated U.S.Navy veteran of WWII. He served aboard the USS Pillsbury and was involved in the capture of the German submarine U-505. He was a retired facilities engineer and head of maintenance at UMass Boston and was previously employed in security and safety at UMass Amherst, in sales of photo engraving equipment and as a pressman for the New York Daily News. He was a huge NY Giants and Boston Red Sox fan. He also enjoyed time as a scout leader and coach thru his boys’ younger years.

He was the beloved husband of the late Marjorie F. (Gormley) Sullivan; devoted father of Robert F. Jr. of Keene, NH, Brian of Spokane, WA., John of Chicago and the late Neil Sullivan; loving brother-in-law of Jean Doherty of Quincy and brother of the late John Sullivan. He is also survived by four loving grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Funeral Services were private. Memorial donations may be made to the charity of your choice.

Alice Claire Norton

East Boston resident

Alice Claire Norton did unexpectedly in East Boston on December 3. She was 90 years old.

Born and raised in East Boston, she was a graduate of St. Mary’s Star of the Sea Grammar School and a 1940 graduate of Fitton Catholic High School in East Boston. The Norton family were members and devotees of the former St. Mary Star of the Sea Parish for more than 100 years until its closing about 10 years ago. There, she was a member of both the Star of the Sea Sodality and the Legion of Mary. She retired in 1988 after 40 years of service in the insurance field from Gray, Gove & Gray of Boston after 20 years of service as a Claim’s Adjuster.

She was the daughter of the late William F. and Ellen C. (Denning) Norton; beloved sister of Sister Denise Bourgeois, RSM of Manchester, NH and the late Mary E. Griffin and Sister Esther Norton, RSM; cherished aunt of Ellen C. Griffin-Hatton and John J. Griffin, both of East Boston, and is also lovingly survived by five grand nephews, three great grand nieces and one great grand nephew.

Funeral arrangements were by the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, Revere. Burial was in Holy Cross Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Sisters of Mercy Retirement Fund, 21 Searles Rd, Windham, NH 03087-1203.

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