Obituaries 09-14-2011

Reginald Todd Green, Jr.

Revere resident 

Reginald Todd Green, Jr. of Revere died on September 11. He was five years old.

He was the cherished son of Nicolette Deveau and Reginald Green Jr.; adored brother of Brookelynn Green; devoted grandson of Burton Deveau Jr. and his wife, Dorothy (Attenasio) Deveau and Caroline Johnson; dear nephew of Danielle Deveau, Amanda Deveau, BJ Deveau III, Nicole Johnson, Renee Beavers, Randy Wilson and Nigel Anglin.

Funeral Services in Celebration of RJ’s life will be held on Thursday, September 15 at the First Methodist Church, 217 Winthrop St., Winthrop at 10 a.m. Please meet directly at the church. Visiting Hours in the Ruggiero Mazzarella Memorial Home 971 Saratoga St. (Orient Hieghts) East Boston will be held on Wednesday (today) from  4 to 8 p.m. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited. Services will conclude with RJ being laid to rest in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in RJ’s name to the Reginald Todd Green Jr. Fund c/o East Boston Savings Bank, 575 Broadway, Revere,MA. 02151.

Lena DeFrancesco

East Boston resident

Lena “Benedetta” DeFrancesco was born in the North End of Boston on March 12, 1915. She was the third eldest of 10 children. A younger sister. Maria died at the age of two of the Great Influenza, sometime between 1918 and 1920. Her five sisters and three brothers knew Lena to be strong, loving and generous to a fault. As a girl Lena was responsible for the cleaning chores in the family and was meticulous to a fault! She worked in a candy factory while studying for her high school diploma. She was quickly promoted to supervisor and took care to help others along with their work.

Later she worked at the hosiery counter in Filene’s Basement in Boston for more than  30 years and was the top salesgirl in that department. She married in 1944 and lived with her husband, Jimmy until his death in 1967. After his passing she got her driver’s license and continued to work and spend time with her family and friends.

She loved to shop for a bargain and would then give everything away to those she loved. She never came to visit without bundles of food, clothing or beautiful things for everyone. Her wit was unmatchable and she was even known to dance on a table or two at family celebrations. She was a strong woman and you always knew where you stood with Lena, she did not mince words. Her faith in God was strong and she went to church every Sunday until she became ill earlier this year.

She lived alone in her condo until the last few months of her life where she continued to concern herself with what she could do for her family and good friends. She was so grateful to her brothers for their love and support after the loss of her husband, Jimmy.

We believed that Lena would be the last surviving sibling but God decided to take her home this week. She died quietly at the Lighthouse Nursing Care Home in Revere on September 7 where she had the staff on the run day and night. She will be missed by all that loved her and remain in our hearts forever.

She was the beloved daughter of the late Filippo and Rocca Bordonaro of East Boston; loving wife of the late Jim DeFrancesco; dear sister to the late Teresa, Katie, Lucy, Jeannie, Mary and Angelo. She is survived by her loving brothers Vincenzo (Jim) and Michael and many nieces, nephews, and great nieces and nephews.

Her Funeral Mass will be held at St. Anthony of Padua, 250 Revere St., Revere on Saturday, September 10 at 11 a.m.

Carmen Saveriano

Of Hyde Park, formerly of East Boston

Carmen Saveriano of Hyde Park, formerly of East Boston, died on September 9. He was in his 95th year.

He was the beloved husband of the late Sophie (Marchankevicz ) with whom he shared 65 years of marriage; loving father of Stephen and Joseph Saveriano, both of Hyde Park; dear brother of Mary Oxley of Burlington, Helen Garra of New Jersey, Henry Saveriano of Harwich and the late Eva Gallo and Alfred Saveriano; cherished grandfather of Jessica Polozotti and Nathan Saveriano and great grandfather of Ava Saveriano and Marcus Polozotti.

Funeral arrangements were by Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, Revere. Burial was in St. Joseph’s Cemetery, West Roxbury.

John Fagone

Of Medford, formerly of East Boston

John J. Fagone of Medford, formerly of East Boston, died suddenly on September 9. He was 25 years old.

He was the loving son of John A. Fagone and Virginia of East Boston and Margaret E. Brulport of Stoneham, formerly of East Boston; dear brother of Jennifer A. DiMauro of Medford, Nicholas M. Brulport of Stoneham and Felicia R. and John P. Fagone, both of Saugus; beloved fiance of Ashley Guthro of Medford; cherished uncle of Tyler P. Terrien of Medford and is also survived by his many adored aunts and uncles.

His Funeral will be held from the Ruggiero-Mazzarella Memorial Home, 971 Saratoga St. (Orient Heights) East Boston today, Wednesday, September 14 at 9 a.m. with a Mass of Christian Burial at Most Holy Redeemer Church, Maverick Street (Maverick Square) East Boston at 10 a.m. Burial will be in Holy Cross Cemetery. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited. In honoring his memory, memorial donations may be made to Zumix, 260 Sumner St., East Boston 02128. For more information, please visit

John Conville Jr.

East Boston resident

John “Jack” L. Conville, Jr. of East Boston died on September 9. He was 55 years old.

He was the beloved brother of Kathleen Chianca, Tricia McConville, Thomas Conville, Eileen Morgan, Kevin Conville, Terence Conville, and Teresa Waitt; cherished uncle of Jason, Michelle, Melinda, Matthew, Starcia, Brian, Emily, and Evan and is also survived by his step-mother Theresa Conville.

Arrangements were by the Rapino Memorial Home, East Boston, To leave online condolences please visit

Angelo LoConte

Of Florida, formerly of East Boston

Angelo LoConte of Davie, Florida, formerly of East Boston, died September 6. He was 87 years old.

He was the husband of Priscilla (Getz) LoConte of Davie, Florida; loving father of Arthur LoConte and his wife, Denise of Winthrop and Paul LoConte and his companion, Maryann Boganzi of Winthrop; grandfather of Carla, Gabriella, Nick, Maria and Vincent all of Winthrop and great grandfather of Sofia Rita Vitale and George Gabriel Anderson; loving brother of Millie Meli of Revere, Loretta Falzone of Revere and Albert LoConte of East Boston and the late John, Joe, Mattie, Mary, Rose and Josephine. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

No service is being held at Mr. LoConte’s request. Condolences can be sent to Priscilla LoConte, 8572 S.W. 15 Ct., Davie, Florida 33324.

Lucille Aiello

Winthrop resident

Lucille (Raso) Aiello of Winthrop died September 8 at the Massachusetts General Hospital. She was 60 years old.

Born in Winthrop, she was the daughter of the late Alphonse and Antonette Raso; the devoted mother of Joseph Aiello and his wife, Maria of Philadelphia, PA; the loving companion of Peter D. Rogaris and dear sister of Alberta Elam of East Boston.

Funeral arrangements were by the Ernest P. Caggiano & Son – O’Maley Funeral Home, Winthrop. Burial was in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. For online guest book go to

Paul Sherman

City of Revere Employee 

Paul Sherman of Revere died by accident on September 9.

A late employee of the City of Revere, he was the beloved husband of Blanca (Figueroa) Sherman; loving father of Fernando Diaz and his wife, Teresa and grandson Domenic Diaz, all of Millis; dear brother of the late Eleanor Fleming and Wilfred Sherman; fond uncle of Rhonda Carey and her husband, Ken and her children Naomi and Richard of Colorado; dear friend of Gerald and Patricia Mirarchi.

Family and friends are invited to attend a Memorial Mass in St. Anthony’s Church, 250 Revere St., Revere on Saturday evening, September 17 at 7 p.m. Arrangements entrusted to Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home 1-800-252-1127.

Ann Fuccione

Of Nahant, formerly of Winthrop

Ann (Costonis) Fuccione of Nahant, formerly of Winthrop, died recently. Arrangements under the personal care of Ruggiero Mazzarella Memorial Home East Boston 617 569 0990 For more information, please visit

Nicholas Dente

Lynn resident 

Nicholas Dente of Lynn, formerly of Revere and East Boston, died on September 7. He was in his 92nd year.

He was the beloved husband of the late Margaret (Andreatta) Dente with whom he shared 51 years of marriage; loving father of Michael Dente and his wife, Janet of Maine and Colette Conners and her husband, Robert of Texas; dear brother of Frank Dente of East Boston, Joseph Dente of Saugus and the late Madeline Diancuzzo, Angelina Panella, Anna Caizzi and Christopher Dente; cherished grandfather of Michael Scott, Jena Baggeley, Christian and Stefan Conners. He also leaves one great grandchild, Hannah Dente.

Funeral arrangements were by Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, Revere. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. For guest book.

Salvatore Giuliano

East Boston resident

Salvatore “Ponyboy” Giuliano of East Boston died suddenly on August 28.

He was the beloved son of Marylee (Dalton) of Revere and Salvatore  Giuliano of Sicily, Italy; father of Alina, Joli and Salvatore  Giuliano; brother of William Serreta of Nebraska, Mary Seretta of  Boston, Paula Serreta of Revere, Angela Seretta of Worcester, Edward

Seretta of Revere, Thomas Seretta of Everett, Monia Kirksey of  California, Joseph “Pino” Giuliano of Winthrop and Mariarosa Giuliano  of Revere. He is also survived by many nieces, nephews, cousins and  the mother of his children.

Visiting hours in the Magrath Funeral Home, East Boston were followed by Graveside Services

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