East Boston resident
Jennie B. (Saladino) Baldassaro of East Boston died on May 15.
She was the beloved wife of the late Henry “Gary” Baldassaro, devoted mother of Theresa “Terry” Mastrangelo and her husband, Thomas, of Danvers, Joan Merino and her husband, Arthur, of Peabody, Ann Nastasia of East Boston, Lona Ruggiero and her husband, George, of Tewksbury; dear sister of Helen Mercurio of Chelsea and the late Elizabeth Dingwell, Anne Porcaro, Edith Vozzo and Carmelo Saladino; cherished grandmother of seven and great grandmother of seven and is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.
Her Funeral will be held from the Ruggiero Mazzarella Memorial Home 971 Saratoga St (Orient Heights) East Boston on Thursday, May 19, at 9 a.m. with a Mass of Christian Burial in Celebration of her life in St. Joseph St. Lazarus Church, Ashley Street, East Boston at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited. Visiting hours are today, Wednesday, from 4 to 8 p.m. For complimentary transportation to the funeral home please call 617-569-0990. Services will conclude with burial with her beloved husband in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett.
Worked for American Biltrite
Joseph P. Janielis of Winthrop died Sunday, May 15 in a local nursing home after a long illness. He was 83 years old.
The husband of the late Edith L. (Cassaro) Janelis, he was born and raised in Boston, the son of the late Zigmund and Mary (Son) Jannis. He was a graduate of East Boston High School and also attended area technical schools. He has lived in Winthrop for many years.
He was employed as a machinist for Bilt-Rite in Chelsea retiring in the 1960’s after 25 years of service with the company. He enjoyed fishing, carpentry, and any mechanical work with his hands. He loved his family and was a devoted husband, father and grandfather.
He is survived by his three children, Kevin J. Janielis and his wife, Joanne, of Wakefield, Joseph M. Janielis and his wife, Ann Marie, of Winthrop, and Debra L. Chancey and her husband, Fred, of Peabody. He leaves his grandchildren Emily, Michael, Brandon, Caitlin, Molly, Jonathan, Rachel, Pamela and three great grandchildren, Dylan, Sophia and Audrey. He also leaves several nieces and nephews. He was the brother of the late John, Charles Jannis and Mary Anne Derouisi.
His funeral will be held today, Wednesday, May 18 at 11 a.m. in the Solimine, Landergan and Richardson Funeral Home, 426 Broadway (Rte 129) Lynn. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited. Visiting hours will be today, Wednesday, from 9 to 11 a.m. prior to the funeral. Burial will be private. Donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 311 Arsenal Street, Watertown, MA 02472. Directions and guestbook at www.solimine.com.
WBZ-TV Technical Director
William Jacobson of Winthrop died at the Kindred Hospital in Peabody on May 14. He was 87 years old.
Born in Broooklyn, New York the son of the late Rose (Unger) and Benjamin Jacobson, he was a longtime resident of Winthrop and formerly resided in Brookline.
Prior to his retirement he was employed at WBZ-TV for more than 40 years and was the Technical Director for 23 years. He was a US Army Veteran of World War II.
He was the loving husband of 60 years of Patricia F. (Peyser); beloved father of Linda A. Jacobson of Hamden, CT and the late Barry Michael Jacobson. He will be missed by all.
Graveside services with military honors were held at the Belle Isle section of Winthrop Cemetery on May 17. At the request of the family, Shiva will be private. Memorial donations may be made to the Winthrop Senior Center 35 Harvard St., Winthrop MA 02152. Thanks to MGH and the Kindred Hospital in Peabody for all their care. To sign his online book of condolences go to www.caggianofuneralhome.com.
East Boston resident
Giuseppe Amato of East Boston died in New Hampshire on May 14.
He was the beloved husband of the late Maria (Sole) Amato; devoted father of Carmela Amato-Wierda and her husband, Derk, of Durham, NH and the late Domenic Amato; dear brother of Salvatore Amato of Italy and the late Giuseppina, Tania and Sarina; cherished grandfather of Henry, Carl and Peter 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, May 18 at 9 a.m. with a Mass of Christian Burial in celebration of Mr. Amato’s 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. Amato being laid to rest with his loving wife in Holy Cross Cemetery. For more information or to send an online condolence www.ruggieromh.com
Of Wakefield, formerly of East Boston
Emilia (Capone) Capprini of Wakefield, formerly of East Boston, died on May 11.
She was the beloved wife of the late Stanley Capprini; mother of Charles and his wife, Theresa Capprini, of Wakefield; sister of George Capone of Roslindale and seven deceased siblings and is also survived by many nieces and nephews.
Funeral arrangements were by the Magrath Funeral Home, East Boston. Burial was in Holy Cross Cemetery. MagrathFuneralHome.com.
Mental Health Case Manager
Ana Alvarez of East Boston died May 12 at her home following a seven-year battle with pancreatic cancer. She was 58 years old.
Born in Santa Ana, El Salvador, she lived in Chelsea and Elizabeth, NJ before moving to East Boston. Ms. Alvarez had been employed as a teacher’s assistant in the special education program in the Chelsea Public Schools, as a real estate agent for Exit Realty and most recently as a case manager for Suffolk Mental Health. She was a member of the Inglesia Bautista Palabra De Vida Church in East Boston.
She is survived by three daughters, Rosa Alvarez Hanks of Chelsea, Laura Macquart-Moulin of Singapore and Yazmin Guevara of Chelsea.
Funeral arrangements were by the Goodrich Funeral Home, Lynn. Burial was in Pine Grove Cemetery, Lynn.
East Boston resident
Paul E. Lewis died in East Boston on May 10.
He was the beloved father of Kenneth and Christopher Lewis; husband of Carolyn (Diman) Lewis; brother of the late Lloyd Lewis and is also survived by nieces and nephews.
Funeral arrangements were by the Magrath Funeral Home, East Boston. Donations in his memory to Sacred Heart Parish, 303 Paris st., East Boston 02128 would be appreciated. MagrathFuneralHome.com.
Of East Boston and Florida
Joseph A. Falanga of East Boston and Boynton Beach, Florida, died on March 9.
A US Army veteran of the Korean Conflict, he was the beloved husband of Olympia “Norma” (Polsonetti); loving son of the late Andrew and Mary (Picardi) Falanga; cherished brother of Marie Gayhart and Amelia Falanga, both of East Boston, Anita Buckley of Peabody and the late Andrew Falanga. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews.
Funeral arrangements were by Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, Revere. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. In lieu of flowers, donations in Mr. Falanga’s memory may be made to the charity of one’s choice. For guest book: www.vazzafunerals.com.
Hyde Park resident
Joseph R. Goyette of Hyde Park, formerly of Roslindale, died on May 9.
He was the beloved husband of Mary Rose (Mancuso) Goyette; dear brother of Marie Glennon of Hyde Park and son of Antoinette Mancuso o Revere.
Funeral arrangements were by Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeal Home, Revere. Burial was in St. Michael’s Cemetery, Boston. For guest book: www.vazzafunerals.com
Christine M. Franzese of Winthrop died at the Marist Hill Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Waltham on Sunday, May 8 after a long illness. She was 54 years old.
Born in Boston, the beloved daughter of Rita (Langone) and the late William P. Franzese, she was a lifetime resident of Winthrop. She was a 1974 graduate of Winthrop High School, a 1986 graduate of Emerson College, and a 1999 graduate of the Massachusetts School of Law. She was an associate in the Law Firm of Franzese & Franzese, worked as the personnel director at Emerson College, taught at the Massachusetts School of Law and was a political operative for the Clinton campaign in 1992.
She was the dear sister of Janice S. and Leo Cushing of Lexington, Joseph P. and Lisa Franzese of Winthrop, William P. Jr. and Tia Franzese of Marblehead and Paula E. and Marc Rie of Melrose and loving aunt of William Cushing, Ashlee C. Cushing, Kirby M. Franzese, William P. Franzese III and Annabelle E. Rie.
Her Funeral was held from the Ernest P. Caggiano & Son – O’Maley Funeral Home, Winthrop. Burial was in the Belle Isle section of Winthrop Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be sent to Dr. Beverly Moy’s Breast Cancer Fund, Mass. General Hospital, 165 Cambridge St., Suite 600, Boston, MA 02114 or www.massgeneral/give. For online guest book go to www.caggianofuneralhome.com.
Past Grand Knight of Saugus K of C
Alexander N. “Al” Mossuto of Saugus, formerly of East Boston, died on May 8.
He was the Past Grand Knight, Saugus K of C, Council 1892 and 4th degree JFK Assembly.
He was the loving husband of Marilyn (O’Hanley) Mossuto; beloved father of Karen Fusco and her husband, Emilio, of Revere, Renee Poole and her husband, Richard, of Saugus and Michelle Mossuto of Saugus; cherished grandfather of Jessica and Emilio Fusco and Stephanie and Richard Poole II; brother of the late Constance Johnson and is also survived by many nieces and nephews.
Funeral arrangements were by the Bisbee-Porcella Funeral Home, Saugus. Burial was in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital , 501 St. Jude Pl., Memphis, TN 38105. For condolences, www.BisbeePorcella.com.