Retired Special Needs Teacher
Dorothea ( Musi ) Saulnier of Saugus, formerly East Boston, died on February 7.
A retired special needs teacher in the Boston Public Schools, she was the beloved wife of the late Henry Saulnier; loving mother of Henry Saulnier and his wife, Gail, of Saugus, Dorothea “Gerry” Millerick of Plymouth, Andrea Palmstrom and her husband, Mark, of Milton and Michelle Saulnier of Chelsea; dear sister of the late Anthony Musi and his late wife, Frances; cherished grandmother of eight and great grandmother of two.
Her Funeral will be held from Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, 262 Beach Street, Revere Saturday morning at 9:30 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in The Blessed Sacrament Church, Saugus at 10:30 a.m. Family and friends may visit Friday from 4 to 8 p.m. Burial will be in Holy Cross Cemetery. For directions and guest book. www.vazzafunerals.com.
East Boston resident
Guido Chilante of East Boston died on February 6.
He was the beloved husband of Carol (Saviano) Chilante; loving father of Lisa Stone and her husband, Dale, of East Boston; dear brother of Gaetano of Revere, Luigi and Paola of Italy, Maria Giurleo and Christina Turavani of East Boston and the late Vincenzo. He is also survived by two loving grandchildren Ashley and Brandon as well as many nieces and nephews.
His Funeral will be held from Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, 262 Beach Street, Revere on Friday at 10 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in Sacred Heart Church, Brooks Street, East Boston at 11 a.m. Family and friends may visit Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. For directions and guest book www.vazzafunerals.com
Retired Airline Mechanic
Mario A. Collotta of Hyde Park, formerly of East Boston and Seattle, Washington died at the West Roxbury Veterans Administration Hospital on February 3 after a brief illness. He was 86 years old.
Mr. Collotta served as a Corporal in the US Army during the Korean Conflict where he received a Purple Heart for injuries received in battle. After his discharge, he went on to work for United Airlines as a mechanic and then on to the Boeing Corp. in Seattle, Washington.
Born in Boston, he was the beloved son of the late Catherine (Piscitello) and Ignazio Collotta; the dear brother of Stella Simione of Winthrop and the late Ray, Roy, Sam, George and Al Collotta; the loving uncle of Bruce Collotta of West Roxbury and is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at a later date. To sign his online guestbook go to www.caggianofuneralhome.com.
Otis Air Force Base retiree
Robert A. “Woody” Woodside of Buzzards Bay, formerly of East Boston, died on February 6 surrounded by his family after a long illness with cancer. He was 78 years old.
Born and raised in East Boston, he retired from the Massachusetts Air National Guard after 40 years of service at Otis Air Force Base. Upon retirement, he managed the Eagle’s Nest there for several years.
“Woody” is survived by his wife of 45 years, Dottie (Walsh), and his children: Dennis (Andrea) of Pocasset, Diane of Pocasset, Doreen (Debbie) of Framingham, and Danny of Hermosa Beach, CA. He is also survived by his grandsons, Dillon, Declan, and Dalton, and his granddaughter, Grayson. He was the son of the late Edward and Josephine Woodside, brother of the late Edward of Somerville, the late Donald of East Boston, and Alan of Webster, WI. He was the uncle to several nieces and nephews. Visiting hours will be held today, Wednesday, February 9, from 10 a.m. until the time of the funeral service at 1 p.m. at the Nickerson-Bourne Funeral Home, 40 MacArthur Boulevard in Bourne. Burial will follow at the Massachusetts National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to the Bourne Food Pantry, 239 Main Street, Buzzards Bay, MA 02532. www.nickersonbournefuneral home.com
Antonetta (DiMonde) Lea passed away Thursday Evening February 3 at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers with her beloved husband at her side. She was 80 years old.
A retired office secretary, she was born and raised in East Boston, the daughter of the late Angelo and Rosaria (Riccio) DiMonde. In 1956, she married Henry J. Lea and they settled and remained in Chelsea. She was devoted to keeping a wonderful home for her family. Receiving only a few voice lessons she was a self trained soloist and shared her talent of song at many family weddings and special ceremonies.
She enjoyed outdoor gardening and keeping a well manicured and lovingly cared for backyard oasis at her Chelsea home. She seldom missed a Friday ritual playing “Pokeno” with her sisters. She also enjoyed live theater and watching over her children and grandchildren. She also worked outside of her home for many years as an Office Secretary for Sears and Roebuck in the Kenmore Square “Landmark Building” in Boston. She later worked in East Boston as an Office Administrator for Bethlehem Steel before retiring several years ago.
She was the beloved wife of 55 years of Henry J. Lea; devoted mother of Anthony G. Lea and his wife, Roberta, of Nashua NH, Louis D. Lea and his wife, Michele, of Danvers, Donna M. Najia and her husband, Toufic, of Danvers, Adele E. Vittozzi and her husband, Robert, of No. Reading; dear sister of Jean Barrett of Norwood, Pat DiMonte of Seabrook NH, Anna Rotondo of Saugus, Gloria Ferrullo, Rose Festa and Lena Spagnola, all of Revere, Marie DiMonte of Framingham, Anthony DiMonte of Chelsea and the late George DiMonte and Margaret DiMonte. She was the cherished grandmother of Dominic and Joseph Lea, Alexandra, Christopher and Nicholas Lea, Mohamad and Laila Najia and Adriana and Aldo Vittozzi.
Her Funeral Service was conducted in the Woodlawn Cemetery Chapel on Tuesday, February 8 followed by Inurnment in the Woodlawn Mausoleum. Should friends desire, contributions in her memory may be made to the Hospice of the North Shore, 75 Sylvan St., Danvers MA 01923 or the Dana Farber Cancer Institute, 44 Binney St., Boston, MA 02115.To send expressions of sympathy, please visit www.AnthonyMemorial.com. Funeral Arrangements were entrusted to the care and direction of the Anthony Memorial Funeral Home.
Phyllis ‘Ma’ McMillan
East Boston resident
Phyllis “Ma” (Sim) McMillan of East Boston died on February 4. She was 81 years old.
She was the wife of the late Charles H. McMillan; mother of Phyllis LeBaron and her husband, James, Sr., Charles, Stephen, Robert and Thomas McMillan, and the late Richard and Daniel McMillan; sister of Melbourne Frederick Sims and the late Mildred McLellan. She also leaves 28 grandchildren, 29 great-grandchildren, and one great-great grandchild.
Funeral arrangements were by the Solimine, Landergan and Richardson Funeral Home, Lynn. For guestbook: www.solimine.com.
Frank Caruccio of Florida, formerly of Lynnfield and Winthrop, died on February 5.
He was the husband of Linda (Consilvio) Caruccio of Lynnfield; loving father of Frank and Paul Caruccio of Peabody; dear brother of Angela Caruccio of Revere and Lisa Caruccio of Malden; cherished grandfather of Bella and Frankie Caruccio.
His Funeral will be held from Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, 262 Beach Street, Revere, Thursday at 8:30 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in Our Lady of the Assumption Church, Lynnfield at 10 a.m. Family and friends may visit today, Wednesday, from 4 to 8 p.m. Burial will be in Forest Hills Cemetery, Lynnfield. For directions and guest book: www.vazzafunerals.com.
East Boston resident
Phyllis A. Disipio of East Boston died on February 3.
She was the beloved wife of Bruno DiSipio; devoted mother of Lorraine J. and her husband, Dennis D. McCarthy, of Stoughton, Rocco W. Palladino and his wife, Sandra, of Winthrop and William A. Palladino and his wife, Marie of East Boston; sister of the late Lorraine Lane and is also survived by six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Her Funeral will be held from the Magrath Funeral Home, 325 Chelsea St. (at Day Sq.) East Boston today, Wednesday at 9:15 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Lazarus Church at 10 o’clock. Relatives and friends are invited. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery.
East Boston resident
Phyllis (Ricci) Comstock of East Boston died on February 4. She was in her 96th year.
The cherished daughter of the late Anthony and Josephine (Martucci) Ricci, she was the loving sister of the late Mary, Leonard and Michael Ricci; fond aunt of Leonora and Vincent Palumbo of Revere; great aunt of Michael, Cara, Jason and Chris Palumbo.
Funeral arrangements were by Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, Revere. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery Everett. For guest book. www.vazzafunerals.com.
Of Revere, formerly of East Boston
Biagio Polsonetti of Revere, formerly of East Boston, died on February 4.
A US Army veteran of World War II, he was the loving father of Daniel of Revere, David and his wife, Lisa, of Winthrop and Sherry Dilmore and her husband, Bob, of New Jersey; dear brother of Leah Colangelo, Dolores Miller, Norma Falanga and Anthony Polsonetti. and the late Gino, Salvatore, Augustino “Hot Gus”, Frank “Dutchie” and Milio Polsonetti; cherished grandfather of five grandchildren.
Funeral arrangements were by Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, 262 Beach Street, Revere. Private burial was at the VA National Cemetery in Bourne. For guest book: www.vazzafunerals.com.
Jerry Zullo of Revere, formerly of Orient Heights East Boston and Chelsea, died on February 5.
He was the late proprietor of Donna’s Restaurant Orient Heights East Boston and former owner of Seals Cleaners Chelsea and many other businesses.
The beloved husband of Loretta ( Caruana ) Zullo with whom he shared 59 years of marriage, he was the loving father of Donna Zullo Marquardo and her husband, Ric, of Lynn, Jerry Zullo Jr. and his husband, Wayne Michalsci, of Danvers, Attorney Vincent Zullo and his wife, Jo-Anne, of Bradford and the late Michael Anthony Zullo; dear brother of Barbara Libby and Mario Zullo, both of Chelsea, and the late Betty Sophia, Christopher, Felix, James, John, Joseph, Michael, Anthony and Charles Zullo; cherished grandfather of Daniel and Michela Marquardo, Roxanne Nealon, Justine, Michaela, Miranda, Zachary and Joelle Zullo and is also survived by four great grandchildren.
His Funeral will be held from Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, 262 Beach Street, Revere, today, Wednesday, at 9 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St Anthony’s Church, Revere at 10 a.m. Entombment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery Everett. For directions and guest book: www.vazzafunerals.com.
American Legion member
Anthony Cerullo of East Boston died on February 3.
A US Army veteran of World War II, he was a member of American Legion Post 30 “Beachmont” East Boston.
He was the beloved husband of the late Helen (Baker) Cerullo; cherished brother of the late Mary DeStefano, Louis Cerullo, Ann Clague and Christopher Cerullo and is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.
His funeral service will be held in The Kirby-Rapino Memorial Home, 917 Bennington St (Orient Heights) East Boston today, Wednesday, at 12 noon. The family will receive visitors today from 10 a.m. to 12 noon. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to: Disabled American Veterans, P.O. Box 14301, | Cincinnati, OH 45250-0301.
East Boston resident
Fiore LoPriore of East Boston died on February 2.
He was the beloved husband of Filomena (Rosa) LoPriore; loving father of Raffaele LoPriore and his wife, Laura, of East Boston, Giuseppe LoPriore of East Boston and the late Ciriaco LoPriore; cherished grandfather of Angelina LoPriore. He is survived by brothers, sisters, nieces and nephews in Italy.
Funeral arrangements were by The Rapino Memorial Home, East Boston. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. For online condolences, visit www.rapinomemorialhome.com.
John Ruggiero of Winthrop died on February 3.
A US Army veteran of World War II, he was the beloved husband for more than 64 years of Vincenzina “Vinnie” (Cannata) Ruggiero; devoted father of Frances Spinazzola and her companion, Robert Patrie, Janet Macrina and her husband, Lenny, all of Winthrop, Joseph Ruggiero and his wife, Geraldine Iovanna, of Revere; dear brother of the late Anthony, Jerry, Frederick, Carmine Ruggiero and Lucy DeLaglio; cherished grandfather of Lori Hartley and her husband, Anthony, Lenny Macrina Jr, Brian Macrina, Vanessa Ruggiero, Joseph Ruggiero Jr and his wife, Tracy; adored great grandfather of Brett Ashley Hartman and is also survived by his many loving nieces and nephews.
Funeral arrangements were by the Ruggiero Mazzarella Memorial Home, 971 Saratoga St. (Orient Heights) East Boston. Mr. Ruggiero was laid to rest with Military Honors in Winthrop Cemetery, Belle Isle section. For more information or to send an online condolence, please visit: www.ruggieromh.com.
Retired State Employee
Mary G. Inza of Hawthorne Avenue, Winthrop, died at the Massachusetts General Hospital on January 26 after a brief illness. She was 85 years old.
Born in East Boston, she was the beloved daughter of the late Carolina (Ruggiero) and Gaetano Spina. A resident of East Boston for several years, she moved to Winthrop 60 years ago. Prior to her retirement she was employed as a license specialist for the State of Massachusetts in the Marine Fisheries.
She was the beloved wife of Buster M. Inza and the loving mother of Carol-Anne Quinn and her husband, Edward, of Winthrop, Anne-Marie Altieri and her husband, Frederick, of Winthrop and Steven Inza and his wife, Sheryl, of Londonderry, NH; the dear sister of the late Angelo, Anthony and Louis Spina; the cherished grandmother and great grandmother of David, Jennifer, Kristen, Stacey, Steven Jr. and Benjamin.
Her funeral was conducted from the Ernest P. Caggiano and Son-O’Maley Funeral Home, Winthrop on January 29 followed by a Funeral Mass in St. John the Evangelist Church. Rev. Charles Bourke celebrated the mass and offered prayers at the burial in the Belle Isle section of Winthrop Cemetery. For memorial donations or to sign her online guestbook go to www.caggianofuneralhome.com.
Worked for US Postal Service
Margot White of Clifton Park, NY, formerly of Revere and East Boston, died peacefully on Saturday, January 15 in the presence of her loving family, under the care of Hospice at St. Peter’s Hospital, Albany, NY. She was 66 years old.
Born in Germany, she settled in East Boston in 1963. She had been employed for over 25 years by the U.S. Postal Service and was a member of the American Postal Workers Union. An animal lover, she cared for many pets over the years.
She is survived by her daughter, Carla J. Ward and her husband, John, of Clifton Park, NY; her son, Robert T. White and his wife, Francesca, of Easton, MA; her brother, Oswald Goepner of Essingen, Germany and her grandchildren, Amber Ward of Clifton Park, NY; Christopher, Olivia and Loretta White of Easton, MA; and many relatives in Germany and the Boston area.
Memorial services were held at The Rapino Memorial Home, East Boston. Burial was in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. Those who wish may make contributions to Community Hospice, 445 New Karner Rd., Albany, NY 12205-3809 or to the ASPCA. For online condolences visit www.rapinomemorialhome.com.
Of East Boston, formerly of Chelsea
Madeline Mendez-Rivera of East Boston, formerly of Chelsea, died unexpectedly in her home on January 25. She was 59 years old.
Born in Puerto Rico, she was the daughter of the late Fernando and Bonafacia Mendez. She attended schools in Puerto Rico and spent 40 years living in Chelsea before relocating to East Boston six years ago. A loving wife and mother, she spent her life caring for her family.
She was the beloved wife of 38 years of Ignacio Rivera of Everett; devoted mother of Abraham Rivera of Philadelphia and Ignacio Rivera of Revere. She is also survived by three brothers in Puerto Rico. She was predeceased by her parents and two brothers.
Funeral arrangements were by the Anthony Memorial Funeral Home, Chelsea. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. For online Guest Book or to send a sympathy card, please visit www.AnthonyMemorial.com.
Emblem Club member
Jean E. (Golini) Mattuchio of Everett died on January 31. She was 91 years old.
A member of the Everett Emblem Club, she was the beloved wife of the late Quedo; mother of the late Paul, Teresa Carlin and Phillip; sister of Rose D’Angelico of East Boston, the late Tony, Louie, Marian and Nicky and is also survived by eight grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral arrangements were by the Salvatore Rocco & Sons Funeral Home, Everett. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Mystic Valley Elder Services, Development Office, 300 Comercial St., # 19, Malden, MA 02148-7312. www.roccofuneralhomes.com.
Self-employed marketing entrepreneur
James R. Suozzo of East Boston died January 26 at his home surrounded by his loving family after a courageous battle with cancer. He was 53 years old.
Born in Winthrop on June 1, 1957, the son of the late Wilfred Suozzo and Joyce E. Sullivan, he attended Boston public schools and Saugus High School. For many years, Mr. Suozzo was a self employed marketing entrepreneur, involved in the pharmaceutical industry.
He leaves a daughter, Terese Suozzo Kacandes and her husband, Christopher, of Boxford, a son, James R. Suozzo Jr, of Everett; two granddaughters, Isabella and Lilianna Kacandes, his aunts and uncle, Dorothy DeGruttola, of Saugus, Verna Sullivan, James Sullivan and his wife, Ruth, of East Boston, and Jesse Suozzo, of Stoneham.
Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society , 538 Preston Ave. Meriden, CT 06450. Arrangements were under the direction of the Kevin B. Comeau Funeral Home, Haverhill www.comeaufuneral.com.