Obituaries 12-28-2011

Edward Morreo

Of North Andover, formerly of East Boston

Edward T. Morreo, a resident of East Boston who has been living in North Andover the past two years, died peacefully Christmas morning at the Lawrence General Hospital. He was 87 years old.

Born in Boston, August 9, 1924 to the late Felice and Angelina Morreo, he was the extra special husband of the late Josephine (LePore) Morreo. The couple was married for 63 years.

He was the brother of the late Anthony Morreo, Ella Brioso, Louise Ventola, Lillian Beasley, Helen McGettrick and his baby sister, Nina DiMatteo. His survivors include, his son Edward T. Morreo, Jr., and his wife Ruth, daughter Lillian Staffier and her husband, Tom; grandchildren, Anissa, Cassandra, Davian, Michael, and two special great grandchildren, Mikayla and Liana Vincent.

Family and friends are invited to attend calling hours on Thursday, December 29from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. at the Conte Funeral Home, 17 Third Street, North Andover. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Thursday at 10 a.m. at St. Michaels Church, 196 Main Street, North Andover, Ma. Private burial will be at the Massachusetts National Cemetery, Bourne. Memorial contributions may be made to: Veterans Services, C/O Ed Mitchell, 120 Main Street, North Andover, Ma, 01845

Chester Dingwell, Jr.

Member of Many Organizations

Chester N. Dingwell, Jr. of Revere, formerly of East Boston, died at home on December 22. He was 74 years old.

Born in Boston, he was a US Army veteran of the Korean Conflict, a member of Revere Moose, American Legion, D.A.V. and Teamsters Local 25 and a former employee of AVON Trucking and Cosco Whole Sale.

He was the beloved husband of Anna (O’Brien), the devoted father of Chester N. III of Revere, Joyce Richardson and her husband, Ronald, Donna Marie Dingwell-Richardson and her husband, Paul, all of Everett and Ronald J. of Virginia; dear brother of Elsie Arrigo of Revere and the late Harold Dingwell, Geraldine Lynch, Mary Miller and Richard Dingwell and the son of the late Chester and Mary (Reid) Dingwell. He is also survived by 11 loving grandchildren and four great grandchildren.

His Funeral Service will be held in the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, 128 Revere St, Revere today, Wednesday, December 28 at 11 a.m. Relatives and friends are kindly invited. Burial will be in Puritan Lawn Memorial Park. For guest book, please visit HYPERLINK “”

A. Dorothea Hanton

Canton Resident

A. Dorothea Hanton of Canton died on December 23. She was 80 years old.

Born and raised in East Boston, she graduated from Holy Redeemer High School and was a Bank Officer at Boston Federal Savings for many years before retiring in the late 1980’s. She moved to Canton with her sister in 1973 where she was a member of the Canton Catholic Women’s club.

She was the beloved daughter of the late George J. and Julia T. (Larsen) Hanton; devoted sister of Eleanor Hanton of Canton and the late James H. and Joseph P. Hanton. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Dockray & Thomas Funeral Home, Canton. Burial was in St. Mary’s Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in her name can be made to the St. John School Foundation, 696 Washington St., Canton, MA 02021. For complete obituary and to sign guess book see: HYPERLINK “”

Eleanor Russo

East Boston Resident

Eleanor A. (Buonopane) Russo of East Boston died on December 21. She was in her 81st year.

The beloved wife of John Russo, she was the devoted mother of Lisa Russo of Revere and Michele Botticelli and her husband, Kenneth of East Boston; dear sister of Delia Paci of Winthrop, Angelo Buonopane of Malden and the late Mary Rauseo and Florence Buonopane; adored grandmother of Annalise, John and Angelina and is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home, East Boston. Burial was in Winthrop Cemetery. For more information or to send an online condolence, please visit


Mary Ciampi

Orient Heights Resident

Mary E. (Luise) Ciampi of Orient Heights East Boston died on December 20.

She was the beloved wife of the late Armando Ciampi with whom she shared 57 years of marriage; loving mother of the late Peter Ciampi and his wife, Nancy Ciampi of Taunton; cherished grandmother of Peter Ciampi Jr. and Marissa Ciampi, both of Taunton and dear sister of the late Ralph Luise.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Vazza’s زBeechwood Funeral Home, Revere. Burial was at Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. For guest book:

Isabella Mazzone

Anthonian Club member and Don Orione Home Retiree

Isabella C. (LeDonne) Mazzone, a longtime resident of Revere, died on December 19 following a long battle with brain cancer at the Georgetown home of her daughter, Maria E. L. Igoe. She was 82 years old.

Born and raised in Revere, she attended Revere Schools. She retired in 2008 after 10 years of service as a medical records clerk at the Don Orione Nursing & Rehab Center of East Boston. She was also a member of the Anthonian Club of St. Anthony’s Parish.

Mrs. Mazzone’s late husband, Professor Ernest J. Mazzone, a renown educator and linguist, died in April of 2006. She was the cherished mother of Maria E.L. Igoe and her husband, Johnny of Georgetown, Mark A. Mazzone, Jr., Briana Mazzone and Daphne Mazzone; the devoted grandmother of Siena M., Luciana I. and Milania D. Igoe, all of Georgetown, Mark A. Mazzone, Jr., Briana Mazzone and Daphne Mazzone; the dear sister of Anthony LeDonne and his wife, Kay of Lynnfield, Dr. John LeDonne, MD and his wife, Maureen of Lunenberg, Salvatore LeDonne of Florida and her twin brother, Henry LeDonne of Saugus, Anna T. LeDonna of Lowell, Angelo LeDonne of Oregon and the late Arthur LeDonna. She is also lovingly survived by her late husband’s family (the Mazzone family) and many nieces, nephews, grand nieces and grand 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: Pappas Cancer Research Attn. Dr. Elizabet Gerstner, 55 Fruit St., Mass. General Hospital, Yawkey Street, Boston, MA 02114.

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