St. Anthony’s Parish Devotee
Frances A. (Belmonte) Lepore, a lifelong resident of Revere, died at the Bear Hill Nursing Center of Wakefield following a long confinement on February 10. She was 86 years old.
Born and raised in Revere and a 1942 graduate of Revere High School, she was a dedicated wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend. She loved “Family” and enjoyed cooking and baking for her entire family. Although failing health plagued her for several years, she never became discouraged, especially after the amputation of her leg. She remained “upbeat” and grateful for what life sent her way.
She was the wife of the late Ralph F. Lepore who died in 1995; devoted mother of John R. Lepore and his wife, Kathleen A. of Derry, NH; cherished grandmother of Robin A. St. Germain and her husband, Joshua ,of Sierra Vista, AZ; dear sister of Ann M. “Babe” Camiolo of Revere, Joseph J. Belmonte, Sr. and his wife, Rose, of Saugus, and the late Rose Aulino, Nicholas and Angelo Belmonte, Carmella Mazzullo and Janice Cuccio. She is also lovingly survived by her great-grandson, Christian M. St. Germain and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, Revere. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Starlight Childrens’ Foundation at: www.starlight.org.
Of Meford, formerly of East Boston
Salvatore Struppa of Medford, formerly East Boston, died unexpectedly on February 14.
He was the beloved husband of Camille ( Luongo) Struppa with whom he shared 32 years of marriage; loving father of Michael, Danielle Amy and Briana Struppa; dear brother of Michele D’Itria of Revere, Giacoma of Winthrop, Vincenza of East Boston and the late Anthony “Nino” Struppa; cherished grandfather of Nancy.
His Funeral will be held from Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, 262 Beach Street, Revere, Friday morning at 9:30 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St Francis of the Assisi Church, 441 Fellsway, West Medford at 11 a,n, Family and friends may visit Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m. Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery Medford. For directions and guest book. www.vazafunerals.com.
Of Everett, formerly of East Boston
David G. Rizzo of Everett, formerly of East Boston, died unexpectedly on February 13.
A graduate of East Boston High School, Class of 1986, he was a Little League Soccer Ball Coach for the City of Everett.
He was the beloved husband of Karen (Zenga) Rizzo with whom he shared 17 years of marriage; loving father of Justin and Samantha, both at home; cherished son of Paul Rizzo and his wife, Tina, and Rosemary (Collins) Rizzo and Ronald DeMarco, all of East Boston; dear brother of Paul Rizzo and his wife, Lisa, of Revere; fond uncle of Paul and Leeane Rizzo.
His Funeral will be held from Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, 262 Beach Street, Revere Thursday morning at 9 a.m., followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in the Sacred Heart Church, East Boston at 10 a.m. Family and friends may visit today, Wednesday, from 4 to 8 p.m. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery. For directions and guest book: www.vazzafunerals.com.
Fay Ediss Kaplovitz,
Longtime Winthrop resident
Fay (Ediss) Kaplovitz, a longtime Winthrop resident, died on February 4 at the Leonard Florence Center in Chelsea. She was 89 years old and had entered the Center on January 4 following treatment for a heart ailment at Masschusetts General Hospital on December 27.
Born and raised in Norfolk, Virginia, she graduated high school at age 16 and was employed by the Department of the Navy. She met and married her husband, the late Maxwell Kaplovitz (1913 to 1991) in Norfolk in 1942. After he returned from Army service as a cartographer in New Guinea, the couple re-settled in Virginia. They relocated to Winthrop, Max’s hometown, in 1947. A reluctant New Englander, she was nonetheless an enthusiastic Winthrop resident, combining homemaking, child-rearing, and family responsibilities for many years before returning to full-time work in the 1970s. She worked for 30 years as a bookkeeper and business assistant for a variety of enterprises. Also, Fay served one term as a town meeting member and volunteered several stints as a poll worker for town elections.
She is deeply mourned by her two children, Susan and Barry, both of Winthrop. She is warmly remembered by her sister-in-law Susan Ediss of Dayton, Ohio; by cousins Fran and Harry Berkman of Pittsburgh, Mike and Linda Tabris of Weston, Florida and Gloria Adelman, of Bayside, New York. She will be deeply missed by numerous nieces and nephews from both sides of her family and by many individuals – peers, friends of her children, children of her friends, and many others — whose lives she followed with interest.
Funeral arrangements and memorial week were private. Memorial donations to honor the life of Fay Ediss Kaplovitz may be made to: MGH Cardiac Intensive Care Unit Fund, 165 Cambridge Street, Suite 600, Boston, MA 02114. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Ernest P. Caggiano and Son-O’Maley Funeral Home, Winthrop. To sign her online guestbook go to www.caggianofuneralhome.com.
East Boston resident
Pasquale V. Giubilo of East Boston died on February 10.
A past member of the Augusta Boston Club and Associazione Nazionale Marinai D’Italia, he was the beloved husband of more than 54 years of Carmela (Patania) Giubilo; devoted father of Domenica Coughlin and her husband, Kevin, of Quincy, Teresa Strazzulla and her husband, Domenico, of Italy, Carmen Giubilo, John Giubilo and his wife, Rosana, all of East Boston; dear brother of Anna Sicari of New Jersey, Sister Maria Giubilo of Italy, Concetta D’Amico of New Jersey, Giovanna Nizza, Francesca and Umberto Giubilo, all of East Boston and the late Joseph and Tomaso Giubilo; cherished grandfather of nine and is also survived by his many loving nieces and nephews.
His Funeral will be held from the Ruggiero Mazzarella Memorial Home, 971 Saratoga St (Orient Heights) East Boston today, Wednesday, February 16 at 9 a.m. with a Mass of Christian burial in celebration of his life in St. Joseph St. Lazarus Church, Ashley Street, East Boston at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited. Services will conclude with Mr. Giubilo being laid to rest in Woodlawn Cemetery. For more information or to send an online condolence to the Giubilo Family: www.ruggieromh.com.
Linda A. (Brough) Borden passed away at the Whidden Memorial Hospital unexpectedly on February 8. She was 64 years old.
She grew up in Chelsea where she spent her whole life. A graduate of Chelsea High School, she worked as a bartender at local establishments for many years.
She is survived by her daughter, Jennifer Borden of Revere and her son, Gregory Borden of East Boston. She was the cherished grandmother of Vinessa Tenaglia, Jenna Tenaglia and Janelle Maniero; sister of Tom Brough of Texas and is also lovingly survived by her best friend, Candy Winam of Chelsea.
She will be greatly missed by her family and great friends. To send a message of condolence to her family, please visit www.smithfuneralhomes.com.
Of Winthrop, formerly of East Boston
Mary S. (Serino) D’Amico of Winthrop, formerly of East Boston, died on February 11.
She was the beloved wife of the late Louis D’Amico; loving mother of Robert D’Amico and his wife, Marie DiNocco, of East Boston, Donna D’Amico of Winthrop, Mary DeSimone and her husband, Stephen, of Newburyport and Louis D’Amico and his wife, Kim, of Saugus; dear sister of Lena Fiore of Revere, Joseph Fiore and his wife, Erna, of Virginia and the late Nancy and Gloria Fiore. She is also survived by four loving grandchildren Robert, Lisa, Angela and Louis; one great-grandchild, Skyla, and many nieces, nephews, family and friends.
Funeral arrangements were by Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, Revere. Burial was in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. For information and guest book: www.vazzafunerals.com.
James Casiello Sr.
Of Lynn, formerly of East Boston
James J. Casiello Sr. of Lynn, formerly of East Boston, died recently.
A member of the Mohawk A.C., he was the beloved father of James J. Casiello Jr. of East Boston; dear brother of Carol Casiello of Lynn, Mildred Bickford of Saugus and the late John “Butch” Casiello.
Funeral arrangements were by the Magrath Funeral Home, East Boston. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery. Magrath funeral Home 617-567-0910.
Long time employee of former Jordan Marsh Co.
Anne B. (Masiello) Trovato of Revere died at her home on February 9. She was 90 years old.
She was a long time employee of the Musical Records Dept. of the former Jordan Marsh Co.
She was the beloved wife of the late John A. Sr.; devoted mother of John A. Jr. of New Hampshire, Barbara White Goldstein and her husband, William, and Joanne Trovato, all of Revere; dear sister of the late Anthony Masiello, Jennie Pizzi, Phillip Masiello, Olympia Indelicato and her husband, George, Lena Palmieri and her husband, Enrico, Valentino Masiello and his surviving wife, Stella; loving grandmother of Robert White, Barbara Walker and her husband, Michael, Walter White, Michael Trovato and his fiancé, Johanna Janka, and the late Christopher White; great grandmother of Michael Walker IV, John and Jake Walker and is also survived by many nieces and nephews.
Funeral arrangements were by the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons – Bruno Funeral Home, Revere. Entombment was at Holy Cross Mausoleum. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St. Anthony Bread for the Poor c/o St. Anthony’s Shrine 100 Arch St. Boston, MA 02110 or The Italian Home for Children 1125 Centre St. Jamaica Plain, MA 02130-3495. For guest book please visit www.buonfiglio.com.
Of New Hampshire, formerly of Charlestown
Kim M. Quirk of Derry, NH died on February 8, following a long battle with pancreatic cancer. She was 49 years old.
Born on October 3, 1961 in Boston, a daughter of the late Albert Libby and Margaret (Cummings) Hennessey, she has been a resident of Derry for more than 25 years, formerly living in Charlestown. She received exceptional support while being assisted by the Center for Life Management in Derry and was a member of the Central Congregational Church, Derry.
She was the beloved mother of Kenneth “Ryan” Kirkpatrick of Hudson, NH and Dolly Marie Quirk of Derry; beloved grandmother of Kaylee and Ryan Kirkpatrick, beloved sister of; Linda Sullivan and Susan McNeil, both of Derry, Cindy White of Woburn, Donna Pagliarulo of Peabody and Allison Maida of Palmdale, CA. She also leaves many loving nieces and nephews. She was the wife of the late Thomas B. Quirk, formerly of East Boston, who died on February 28, 2010.
Arrangements were by the Peabody Funeral Homes and Crematorium, Derry, NH. To send a message of condolence or for more information, please visit www.peabodyfuneralhome.com.
East Boston resident
Michael A. Sullivan of East Boston died on February 7.
He was the beloved husband of the late Jacqueline (Mastrangelo) Sullivan with whom he shared 50 years of marriage; loving father of Michael of Ipswich, Mark of Weston, Kim of Malden, David of East Boston and Scott Sullivan of Revere; dear brother of Jean Molito of Stoughton, and Eileen Sullivan; cherished grandfather of seven and great grandfather of two.
Funeral arrangements were by Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, Revere. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery Everett. For guest book: www.vazzafunerals.com.
Of Westwood, formerly of East Boston
Liborio J. “Leo” Bonura of Westwood, formerly of East Boston, died February 6.
A US Navy veteran of World War II, he was the beloved husband of Arlene J. (Vetrino) Bonura; step-father of Denise Brady of Westwood and step-grandfather of Madison and Chase; brother-in-law of Joanne Bonura of Revere and uncle of Tara Lagomarsino and her husband, Steven, of Shrewsbury and their son, Vincent; son of the late Joseph and Maddalena (Collerone) Bonura and brother of the late Salvatore Bonura.
Funeral arrangements were by the Holden, Dunn and Lawler Funeral Home, Westwood. Burial with military honors was at Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to the charity of your choice. www.hdlfuneralhome.net.
Of Revere, formerly of East Boston
Geraldine (Cipoletta) Dicillio of Revere, formerly of
Orient Heights East Boston, died on February 6 after a courageous battle with multiple myeloma.
She was the wife of the late Raymond P. Dicillio Jr.; loving mother of Patricia Baldassaro of Revere and her companion, Sal Ciccarelli, and Raymond J. Dicillio and his wife, Andrea, of Revere; dear sister of the late William, Anthony and James Cipletta, Grace McGilvary, Anna Genovese and Jeanette Cavalieri; cherished grandmother of Fred Baldassaro and his wife, Sarah, of Virginia, Susan Knowles and her husband, Stephen, of Wakefield, Michael Baldassaro of Revere and adored great grandmother of Peyton Victoria Knowles.
Funeral arrangements were by Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, Revere. Burial was in Puritan Lawn Cemetery, Peabody. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Chronic Disease Fund – 6900N Dallas Parkway, Suite 20, Plana, TX 75024 or a charity of your choice. For guest book: www.funerals.com.
City of Revere Chief Engineer
Thomas D. Terranova of Lynnfield, formerly of East Boston, died on February 6.
A US Army veteran of the Korean War, he was the Chief Engineer of the City of Revere and a member of the V.F.W. and Paramount Football Team.
He was the beloved husband of the late Vincenza (Fiorino) Terranova with whom he shared 49 years of marriage; loving father of Thomas D. Terranova Jr. and his wife, Sylvie, of Lynnfield; loving brother of James and Helen Terranova, both of Revere, Josephine Terranova of East Boston and the late Natalie D’Amelio, Mary Miraglia, Jennie Scandora Frances and Carl Terranova; cherished grandfather of Michelina and Thomas D. Terranova III.
His Funeral was held from Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, Revere. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made in his name to the VNA of Middlesex East, 607 North Ave., Suite 17 Wakefield, MA 01880. For guest book: www.vazzafunerals.com.
Jean F. (Hyslop) Lyons of Malden died on February 7.
She was the beloved wife of the late James E. Lyons; devoted mother of Pamela R. Lyons and James H. Lyons, both of Malden; cherished sister of Elizabeth Nevenschwander of Indiana and the late Ruth Kirby; loving grandmother of Melissa Phillips, Eric Lyons, and Justin Lyons, and great grandmother of Courtney Phillips and Cameron Lyons.
Funeral services were entrusted to the Weir-MacCuish Golden Rule Funeral Home, Malden. Burial was in the Woodlawn Cemetery in Everett. For obituary, www.weirfuneralhome.com.
Of Concord, formerly of East Boston
Edward R. McConnell of Concord, formerly of Brockton and East Boston, died on January 30.
The son of the late Samuel and Hannah (Murphy) McConnell, he was the brother of the late Robert McConnell, Gertrude McConnell and Catherine McConnell and is survived by his guardian, James Feld of Woburn.
His Funeral Mass was in the VA Chapel, Brockton-Veterans Administration Campus, 940 Belmont Street (Rte.123) Brockton. Burial was in the Massachusetts National Cemetery, Bourne. Arrangements were by Kane Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Easton. For condolences visit www.kanefuneralhome.com.