Of Revere, formerly of East Boston
Margaret (LoConte) Amorose of Revere, formerly of East Boston, died on March 14.
She was the beloved wife of the late Joseph P. Amorose with whom she shared 61 years of marriage; loving mother of Theresa Gallagher and her husband, William, of Woburn, Doreen DiMartino and her husband, Mario, of Revere and Susan Iocco and her husband, Rocco, of Lynnfield; dear sister of the late Clara Del Signore, Don, Marion, Michael, John and Anthony LoConte; cherished grandmother of William Gallagher III, Lisa Montanaro, Salvatore and Michael DiMartino, Andrea Mosca and Anthony DiMartino and Cristina Iocca and great grandmother of Stephen Mosca.
Her funeral will be held from Vazza_s _Beechwood_ Funeral Home, 262 Beach Street, Revere, Thursday at 9:30 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in the Immaculate Conception Church, Revere, at 10:30 a.m. Family and friends may visit today, Wednesday, from 4 to 8 p.m. Burial will be in Holy Cross Cemetery. For directions and guest book: www.vazzafunerals.com.
Arthur Bowen, Jr.
Of New Hampshire, formerly of Revere
Arthur H. Bowen, Jr. of Derry, NH, formerly of Revere, died on March 13.
He was the beloved husband of Marjorie _Bunny_ (Rabbitt) Bowen with whom he shared 53 years of marriage; loving father of Thomas Bowen and his wife, Michelle, of West Virginia, Mark Bowen and his wife, Elizabeth, Matthew Bowen and Andrew Bowen and his wife, Gery-lyn, all of New Hampshire; dear brother of William _Buck_ Bowen of New Hampshire and the late Patricia Cowhig and Mary Lou McCarthy; cherished grandfather of Thomas Jr., Emily, Hannah, Luke, Cagney, Cullen, Declan, Emma P. and Ian Bowen.
His Funeral will be held from Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, 262 Beach St., Revere, Thursday morning at 11 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in the Immaculate Conception Church at noon. Family and friends may visit today, Wednesday, from 4 to 8 p.m. Burial will be in Puritan Lawn Cemetery, Peabody. For directions and guest book: www.vazzafunerals.com.
Worked for Marriott Services at Logan Airport
Migdalia Rivera passed away unexpectedly in her Chelsea Home on Wednesday March 9. For the past two years she had been successfully battling lung cancer._ She was 49 years old.
Born and raised in Ponce, Puerto Rico, she was the loving daughter of Nicholas Rivera and the late Maria N. Rodriguez. She moved to Chelsea with her family at the age of 10 and continued attending local schools. A resident of Chelsea for most of her life she supported her family working at Logan Airport for Marriot Services as a Concession Supervisor and manager in Terminal C._
She was the devoted mother of Blanca Claudio, Anthony Claudio Jr. and Edgar Ruiz, all of Chelsea; dear sister of Gladys and Maritza Rivera of East Boston, Iris Rivera, Arnaldo, William, Jose-Antonio, and Wilfredo Rivera, and the late Jose-Angel Rivera; cherished grandmother of Zaymaris Pagan, Marianna Claudio, Anthony Claudio III and Dustin Rivera.
A Funeral Mass was celebrated in St. Rose Church on Saturday, March 12. To send expressions of sympathy, please visit www.WelshFuneralHome.com. Funeral Arrangements entrusted to the care and direction of the Frank A. Welsh and Sons Funeral Home.
East Boston resident
James T. Tower of East Boston died suddenly on March 13.
He was the loving son of Lorraine (McDonald) of East Boston and the late James M. Tower; devoted father of James M. Tower of East Boston and former husband of Sandra (Washiek) DiPhillipo.
Visiting hours in the Ruggiero Mazzarella Memorial_Home, 971 Saratoga St. (Orient Heights) East Boston will be on Saturday, March 19 from 4 to 6 p.m. followed by a prayer service at 6 p.m. Relatives and friends are_respectfully invited. In honoring Mr. Tower, memorial donations may be made to his family to assist with expenses. For more information or to send an online condolence: www.ruggieromh.com.
East Boston resident
Lillian Borgosano of East Boston died on March 11. She was in her 99th year.
She was the loving aunt of Lillian C. and Mary M. Borgosano, both of Chelsea, Anthony Borgosano of Revere, cherished great aunt of John A Borgosano, Sr. and Brenda and Diana Borgosano; adored great great aunt of John A. Jr., Danielle M and Frankie W Borgosano and dear sister of the late Gaetano and Nina Borgosano.
Her Funeral will be held from the Ruggiero Mazzarella Memorial Home, 971 Saratoga St. (Orient Heights) East Boston on Thursday, March 17, at 9 a.m. with a Mass of Christian burial in Celebration of her life at Sacred Heart Church, Brooks Street, East Boston at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited. Visiting hours are today, Wednesday, from 4 to 8 p.m. Services will conclude with burial with her parents in St. Michael’s Cemetery, Boston. For more information or to send an online condolence: www.ruggieromh.com.
Owner of Meridian RPM
Giuseppe G. Castiello of Orient Avenue, East Boston died at the Don Orione Nursing Home, East Boston on March 10 after a long illness. He was 73 years old.
Born in Isernia, Italy, he was the beloved son of the late Madalena and Gaetano Castiello. He came to this country at an early age and lived in East Boston for most of his life. Mr. Castiello was the proprietor of Meridian RPM, specializing in electric motors.
He was the loving father of Bernice Ford-Aquino of Lynn, Maria Castiello-Robinson of East Boston, Lisa M. Venezia of Wakefield, Joey Castiello-DeSilva of San Francisco, CA, Diana Castiello-Starratt of Wakefield and Sophia Vargas-Campos of Costa Rica; dear brother of Antoinetta Mandolini of Revere, Ida Bertuoli of Revere, William Castiello of East Boston, Giovanni Castiello of Italy, Anna Zaccheo of Revere, Gino Castiello of East Boston, Roberto Castiello of Saugus and the late Giuseppina Bevione. He is also survived by five grandchildren and one great grandchild.
Funeral arrangements were by the Ernest P. Caggiano and Son-O’Maley Funeral Home, Winthrop. Burial was in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. To sign his online guestbook go to www.caggianofuneralhome.com.
Of Everett, formerly of East Boston
Mary M. (Hock) Capone, a resident of Everett, formerly of East Boston, died peacefully at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital on March 9. She was 91 years old.
She was the loving wife for 44 years of the late Alfred A. Capone Sr.; the beloved mother of Ann M. Davies and her husband, Paul, of Andover; Alfred A. Capone Jr. and his wife, Virginia, of Everett and Flo J. DiPietro and her husband, Ross, of Swampscott. She is also survived by eight grandchildren, Paul, John, Brian, Elizabeth and Joseph Davies, Ryan and Christopher DiPietro, and Marisa Capone and six great grandchildren, Shannon, Kristin, Nathan, Brendan, Paul III and Amanda Davies. She was the sister of the late Helen Higginbotham, Emma Albert, William Hock, Dorothy Hock, and Robert Hock.
Her Funeral will be held from the Magrath Funeral Home, 325 Chelsea Sts [at Day Sq] East Boston today, Wednesday, at 9 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in Our Lady of the Assumption Church at 10 o’clock. Relatives and friends are invited. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory to a charity of your choice would be appreciated.
John Francis Derome
Former Vice President and Trustee of New England Structures
John Francis Dermone died February 7 in Las Vegas, NV after a long illness. He was 88 years old.
He is survived by his loving wife of 32 years, Marie “Terri” (Benvie) Derome of Holbrook.
He was born in East Boston to Arthur and Anne (Curry) Derome on August 28, 1922, one of 10 children. He joined the Navy Seabees in 1943 during World War II and volunteered to be part of the amphibious task force deployed to the Marshall Islands and fought with the Marines at Kwajalein and Eniwetok where he was wounded. After his service, he attended Boston University. He was a member of Roofers Union Local 33, Stoughton. MA. During his career, he became Vice President/Trustee at New England Structures, a division of Burgess & Blacher.
He and his wife,Terri, were married August 12, 1978 and moved to Las Vegas, NV where they shared a wonderful life together. He believed the secret to his longevity was love, laughter, and music.
Mr. Derome was preceded in death by his first wife, Evelyn Derome, and son, Russell. He is survived by their children, Ann Berardi-O’Brien and John W. Derome, both of Brockton, and Michelle Petta of Storres, CT, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his brother, William Derome, of Bradenton, FL, and sister, Mary Arlene Sobanek, of Chelsea and his nieces and nephews.
Services were private.
Of Saugus, formerly of East Boston
Betty (Anzalone) Solano of Saugus, formerly of East Boston, died on March 11.
She was the beloved mother of Maria Snow and her fiance Daniel Colanton of Saugus, Michael Solano and his wife Nadine of Saugus; cherished grandmother of Robbie and David; sister of Pat E. Anzalone of Saugus and the late Eugene “Butch’ Anzalone. She is also survived by a niece and nephews.
Her Funeral will be held from the Bisbee-Porcella Funeral Home, 549 Lincoln Ave., Saugus today, Wednesday, at 9:30 a.m. followed by a funeral mass in the Blessed Sacrament Church, 14 Summer St., Saugus at 10:30 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to the American Cancer Society at www.cancer.org. For directions and condolences: www.BisbeePorcella.com.
Retired School Psychologist
Estelle T. (Pisiano) Thompson of Danvers, a retired school psychologist, died peacefully at home on March 12 with her family by her side.. She was 78 years old.
Born in East Boston on October 3, 1932, she was raised and educated in East Boston and was class valedictorian at East Boston High School. She went on to attend Salem State College, where she again was class valedictorian and where she returned to earn a master’s degree.
A lifelong educator, Mrs. Thompson was employed by the Danvers School Department for more than 30 years, beginning as a specialist and retiring as a school psychologist.
A communicant of St. Richard Parish in Danvers, she was active as a lector and Eucharistic Minister. She wintered in Naples, Florida, where she attended St. Peter Church and was also a Eucharistic Minister. She was an avid golfer and an active member of the Salem State Alumni Association.
She was the wife of the late Winfield “Scott” Thompson who died in 1980 and daughter of the late Nicholas and Angela (Calabrio) Pisano. She is survived by three daughters and their husbands, Mary Ann and Robert Barrows of Danvers, Frances and Harry Mundy of Wells, ME, and Kristi and Robert Macarelli of Old Orchard Beach, ME, grandmother of Courtney Barrows of New York City, Robert Scott Barrows of Albany, NY, Katie and Christina Barrows, both of Danvers, and Nicholas and Sarah Mundy, both of Wells, ME as well as several nieces and nephews.
Her Funeral Mass will be held today, Wednesday, March 16 at 9 a.m. in Saint Richard Church, 90 Forest St., Danvers. Burial will be in Annunciation Cemetery, Danvers. Relatives and friends are invited. Funeral arrangements are by C.R. Lyons & Sons, Funeral Directors, 28 Elm St., Danvers Square. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice of the North Shore, 75 Sylvan St., Danvers, MA 01923. www.LyonsFuneral.com.
Of Revere, formerly of East Boston
Susan (Selvitella) Roy died of Revere, formerly of Orient Heights, East Boston, died on March 11. She was in her 100th year.
She was the wife of the late Joseph A. Roy; devoted mother of Kenneth J. Roy of Charlestown, Donald B. Roy and his wife, Marjorie, of East Boston and Jeannine M. Nazzaro and her husband, Frederick J., of Wakefield; cherished grandmother of Sheryl Kelleher and her husband, Michael, of Sudbury and is also lovingly survived by her great grandchildren, Michael, Brendan, Maeve and Lily Kelleher, all of Sudbury, and many nieces and nephews. She was the sister of the late Margaret Cefalo, Mary Ward, Sara “Sadie” DeStefano, Helen and Vera Selvitella, Atty. Henry Selvitella, Joseph, James and George Selvitella.
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 your favorite charity.
Ralph Picardi of Peabody died on March 12.
A US Army Korean veteran, he was the beloved husband of Patricia (Repucci) Picardi; loving father of Carolyn Santangelo and her husband, Vito, of Peabody; cherished grandfather of Leah and Kayla Santangelo of Peabody; dear brother of Joseph Picardi and his wife, Ann, of East Boston. He is also survived by loving nieces and nephews.
His funeral will be held from the Rapino Memorial Home, 9 Chelsea St. (Maverick Sq.) East Boston today, Wednesday, at 9 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated in St. Michael’s Chapel of the Soldiers’ Home, 91 Crest Ave., Chelsea at 10 a.m. Services will conclude with burial in Puritan Lawn Memorial Park, Peabody. For online condolences, please visit www.rapinomemorialhome.com.
Of Lynnfield, formerly of East Boston
Joseph J. DeFlorio of Lynnfield, formerly of East Boston, died unexpectedly on March 11.
He was the beloved son of Gaetano and Aurora ( Caso) DeFlorio of Lynnfield; loving brother of Gaetano DeFlorio Jr. and his wife, Rosemarie, and Pamela Nappa and her husband, Gennaro “Jerry,” all of Saugus; cherished uncle of Nico and Marco DeFlorio and Bruno and Gennaro Nappa Jr.; fond nephew of Janice DeFlorio and he also leaves many other uncles, aunts and cousins.
Funeral arrangements were by Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, Revere. Burial was in St Michael’s Cemetery Roslindale. For guest book: www.vazzafunerals.com.
Lifelong East Boston resident
Antionette ( D’Argenio) Giordano, a life long resident of East Boston, died on March 11.
She was the beloved wife of the late Italo Giordano with whom she shared 69 years of marriage; stepmother of Patricia DiRuscio and her husband, John, of Natick; loving mother of James Giordano of Chelmsford and his late wife, Donna, Ciro Giordano and his wife, Tanya, of Brookline, Francis Giordano of Medford-Reading and Robert Giordano of Medford; dear sister of June Lupis and her husband, Angelo, of Winthrop and the late Christine Guarino, Rose Vassily, Lucille Fontana and Francis D” Argenio; cherished grandmother of many grandchildren, great grandchildren and nieces and nephews.
Funeral arrangements were by Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home. Revere. Burial was in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. For guestbook: www.vazzafunerals.com.
Of Winthrop, formerly of East Boston
Dorothy “Aunt Dot” (Cioffi) Merola of Winthrop, formerly of East Boston, died on March 9.
She was the beloved wife of Alexander Merola; loving mother of Doreen DiNicola-Connelly and Rose Merola, both of East Boston, and the late Joseph and Rocky DiNicola; cherished grandmother of Richard Sperazzo and his wife, Michelle, of Watertown and Kristen Connelly of East Boston; great-grandmother of Bianca and Joseph Sperazzo. She is also survived by loving nieces and nephews.
Funeral arrangements were entrusted to The Rapino Memorial Home, East Boston. Burial was in St. Michael Cemetery, Roslindale. For online condolences, visit www.rapinomemorialhome.com.
East Boston resident
Josephine C. (Carrozza) D’Alto of East Boston died on March 3. She was 95 years old.
She was the loving wife of the late Sabino D_Alto; cherished mother of Robert D’Alto of Braintree and his late wife, Margot, and the late Richard D’Alto; beloved grandmother of Robert D’Alto, Melanie Chetwynd, Kimberly Ayer, and Renee McLaughlin; adored great grandmother of Anthony, John, Brendan, Sophia, Ryan M., Ryan C., Elizabeth, and Gabrielle; loving sister of Marianne Stringi of Las Vegas, Gloria Biancardi of Revere, and the late George, James, John, and Frank Carrozza. She is also survived by many loving nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Funeral arrangements were by The Kirby-Rapino Memorial Home (Orient Heights) East Boston. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Sacred Heart Church, 303 Paris Street, East Boston, MA 02128.
East Boston resident
Ottavina (Ciaudella) Caristo of East Boston died on March 8. She was in her 99th year.
She was the devoted wife of the late Salvatore Caristo; beloved mother of Carol Masino and her husband, Bill, Elizabeth Kelly and Vivian Abate and her husband, Richard; cherished grandmother of Sandra Cleary and her husband, Richard, Susan Dee, William Dee, Charles Kelly and his wife, Karen, Susan Abate and Richard Abate and his wife, Allison and is also lovingly survived by her great grandchildren, Matthew and Stephen Cleary, Jonelle Dee-Eccleston, Ryan Kelly, Samantha Abate and Avery and Jillian Abate as well as many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents, sisters, brothers, son-in-law, Dee, and her loving daughter, Assunta.
Funeral arrangements were by the Carroll Funeral Home, (Maplewood Square) Malden. Burial was at Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. Expressions of sympathy in her name may be made to the VNA Boston, 500 Rutherford Ave., Charlestown, MA 02129.
East Boston resident
Cara F. Brennan of East Boston, formerly of Marshfield, died unexpectedly on March 5.
She was the beloved daughter of Ara S. (Shoemaker) of Louisiana and the late Richard Brennan; sister of Nicole Brennan of Framingham.
Funeral arrangements were by the Magrath Funeral Home, East Boston. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory to ASPCA would be appreciated. MagrathFuneralHome.com.
East Boston resident
Jean Leone of East Boston died on March 7.
She was the beloved sister of Antonette Perry of New Bedford, the late Alfred Leone, Lucy Mirabello and Alfred Guarracino; cherished aunt of many loving nieces and nephews.
Funeral arrangements were by The Rapino Memorial Home, East Boston. Burial was in St. Michael Cemetery, Roslindale. Donations in her name may be made to: The Home for Little Wanderers, 271 Huntington Ave., Boston, MA 02115. For online condolences, please visit www.rapinomemorialhome.com.
Joseph Charles Carideo
Worked for Hewlett Packard
Joseph Charles Carideo of Saugus died at home on March 7. He was 67 years old.
The loving husband of Mary K. (Macken) Carideo, he was born in Somerville and raised in East Boston, the son of the late Joseph and Agnes Grace (Hughes) Carideo._ He was a member of the St. John’s / St. Lazarus bowling league in East Boston, an avid golfer and loved all types of fishing. Mr. Carideo worked as a logistics coordinator at Hewlett Packard and he was a U.S. Navy Vietnam War veteran.
In addition to his wife, Mr. Carideo leaves two daughters, Mary Ellen Carideo of Woburn and Elizabeth Cunniff and her husband, Andrew, of Reading; three sisters,
Rita Frazier of Burlington, Grace _Cookie_ McWilliams of East Boston and Dorothy “Missy” DeFrancesco of Saugus. He was the proud Papa of one granddaughter, Grace Caroline and is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.
Arrangements were by the Bisbee-Porcella Funeral Home, Saugus._ Burial was in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. Donations in his memory may be made to Mass General Hospital Cancer Center, www.massgeneral.org/cancer. For condolences, visit: www.BisbeePorcella.com.
Catherine C. “Kay” (Crowley) Leary of Revere died on March 5.
She was the beloved wife of the late Norbert F. Leary Sr.; devoted mother of Norbert F. Leary Jr. and his wife, Marybeth, of Wakefield; grandmother of Brendan and his wife, Lauren, of Wakefield, Meaghan of Middleton and Caitlin of Wakefield and is also survived by Evan and Emma. She was the sister of the late Daniel Crowley, Mary Kennedy and Ann Jean.
Funeral arrangements were by the Magrath Funeral Home, East Boston. Burial was in Holy Cross Cemetery. MagrathFuneralHome.com.
Of New Hampshire, formerly of East Boston
Josephine (Collitti) Diaz of Londonderry, NH, formerly of East Boston, died on March 8. She was in her 95th year.
She was the beloved wife of the late Franceso Diaz with whom she shared 58 years of marriage; loving mother of
Robert of Connecticut, Frank Diaz and his wife of Danvers and John Diaz, of New Hampshire; dear sister of Geraldine Collitti of East Boston and the late Mary Langone, Phyllis Panzini, Anthony, Patsy, Joseph and Carmen Collitti; cherished grandmother of eight and great grandmother of eight.
Funeral arrangements were by Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, Revere. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. For guest book, www.vazzafunerals.com.
Former Manager of My Donut in East Boston
Dorothy “Dottie” (McLean) Everett of East Boston died on March 4.
The former manager of My Donut, East Boston, she was the beloved mother of George of East Boston, Donald of California and the late Michael Everett; dear sister of the late Gloria Peppler and George McLean; cherished grandmother of Gabrielle Rizutti.
Funeral arrangements were by Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, For directions and guest book www.vazzafunerals.com.