Obituaries 01-04-2012

Josephine Dwyer

C.A.P.I.C. Weatherization Director 

Josephine (Gentile) Dwyer of Revere, formerly of East Boston, died on January 1. She was 75 years old.

She was the longtime Director of the C.A.P.I.C. Weatherization Program and will be missed by all who had the pleasure of knowing her.

She was the beloved wife of the late Walter T. Dwyer; devoted mother of Dianne M. (Dwyer) Campbell and her husband, David E. of Revere and is also survived by many loving nieces, nephews and friends.

Her Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Saturday, January 7 in St. Anthony’s Church at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends are kindly invited. Arrangements are under the direction of the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons~Bruno Funeral Home, 128 Revere St., Revere. For guestbook:

Anna Oliva

Of Groveland, formerly of Winthrop

Anna M. Oliva of Alyssa Drive, Groveland, formerly of Winthrop, died at the Kaplan Family Hospice in Danvers on December 29 after a brief illness. She was 84 years old.

Born in South Boston, she was the beloved daughter of the late Anna M. (Nutari) and Edward McDonald. A resident of Winthrop for over 20 years, she was employed as a nurse’s aide at the Cliff House Nursing Home and the Beverly Nursing Home.

She was the devoted wife of Vincent Oliva and the loving mother of Marie Sacco of Beverly, Vincent Oliva and his wife, Mary Ann of Virginia and Diane Melanson and her husband, Paul of New Hampshire;  the dear sister of Jeanne Hollenborg and her husband, George of Warren, Edward McDonald and his wife, Mary of Malden and Joseph McDonald and his wife, Joan of Billerica. She is also survived by five grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.

Her Funeral will be held from the Ernest P. Caggiano and Son-O’Maley Funeral Home, 147 Winthrop St. Winthrop on Thursday, January 5 at 9 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. John the Evangelist Church at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends are cordially invited to attend the visitation today, Wednesday, January 4 from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Burial will follow the Mass in Winthrop Cemetery.

Joanne ‘Jeni’ Preston

Revere Resident

Joanne M. “Jeni” (Grandolfi) Preston of Revere died on December 30.

She was the wife of 58 years of Michael J. “Joe” Preston; sister of George Grandolfi of Medford, Carolyn McCannon of Cambridge, Paula Mia Grandolfi of Salem and the late Dorothy M. Wagg and is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Her Funeral will be held from the Magrath Funeral Home, 325 Chelsea St (at Day Square) East Boston today, Wednesday, at 9 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in the Sacred Heart Church at 10 o’clock. Relatives and friends are invited. A Committal Service will be held in Woodlawn Cemetery Chapel. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory to a charity of your choice would be appreciated.

Rolando Guillama

Revere Resident

Rolando Guillama of Revere, formerly of Chelsea, died on January 1.

He was the beloved husband of Josephine (Kulas) Guillama; devoted father of Sandra, David and Jose, all of Revere and Steven Guillama of Saugus; cherished grandfather of 10 and one adored great grandson.

In accordance with Mr. Guillama’s wishes, funeral services are private with arrangements under the personal care of Ruggiero Family Memorial Home.

Antoinette ‘Netta’ DeRuosi

Of New Hampshire, formerly of East Boston

Antoinette “Netta” (Pizzano) DeRuosi died at home in Newton, NH on December 24 surrounded by her loving family. She was 64 years old.

“Netta” was born in Boston, graduated from East Boston High School and worked for more than 20 years at Dunkin Donuts in Revere and Amesbury. She was a delightful storyteller and always brought a smile to your face. She was loved by all who knew her and will be greatly missed.

She was the mother of Dawn DeRuosi and Stephanie and her husband, Scott Greenwood, all of Newton, NH; sister of Bev Pizzano of Mesa, Arizona and the late Anthony Pizzano; daughter of the late John and Tina (Bartolo) Pizzano. She is also survived by her grandchildren, Maria DeRuosi and Tina Greenwood and several nieces and nephews.

No services will be held at this time. “We thank Merrimack Valley Hospice for their loving and tireless care for our Mom.” Donations in her memory to Merrimack Valley Hospice would be appreciated.

Eric Guglielmi

Malden Resident

Eric D “Eddie” Guglielmi of Malden died on December 30. He was 45 years old.

Mr. Guglielmi worked for several years at Dillions Russian Steam Bath in Chelsea and as a cook for Primo’s restaurant in Woburn.

He was the devoted father of Cassandra Guglielmi of Malden; loving son of Ralph and Maria Guglielmi of Malden; dear brother of Lisa Rizzo of Nahant; former husband of Lisa (Duncan) Guglielmi of Malden and cherished uncle of Anthony Rizzo lll of Nahant, He is also survived by many adored aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.

His funeral will be held from the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home, 971 Saratoga St. (Orient Heights) East Boston today, Wednesday, January 4 at 8.30 a.m. with a Mass of Christian Burial in celebration of his life in Sacred Hearts Church, Main Street, Malden at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited. He will be laid to rest in the mausoleum at Woodlawn Cemetery. For more information or to send an online condolence:

Edgar Felipe Ospina

East Boston Resident

Edgar Felipe Ospina of East Boston died suddenly on December 24. He was 20 years old.

The loving son of Edgar Ospina and his wife, Claudia of Saugus and Patricia Mejia of Spain, he was the dear brother of Emanuel, Manuela, Shirley and Paula Ospina and Stephanie Ortiz and is also survived by his many cherished aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

Funeral arrangements were by the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home, East Boston.  For more information, please visit

Emilio ‘Red’ Marchionne

Recipient of the Carnegie Medal for Bravery

Emilio J. “Red” Marchionne of East Boston, formerly of Boston’s North End, died in Revere on December 26.

A retiree of the Boston Naval Shipyard and a US Navy veteran of World War II, he was a  member of the National Association of the DAV. “Red” was also the recipient of the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Bravery in 1978  when he risked his life at age 60 to save a person from drowning.

He was the husband of the late Edith M. (Ciampa) Marchionne; devoted father of Elizabeth A. DeSimone of Revere and the late John A. Marchionne; cherished grandfather of Revere Patrolman Mark C. DeSimone and his wife, Lisa and William S. DeSimone and his wife, Jocelyn, all of Revere. He was the adored Great-Grand Papa to Nichols, Nadia, Sophia and Lilah Grace DeSimone and is also lovingly survived by his son in law, William P. DeSimone Sr. of Beverly and his devoted companion Emily Bradford of East Boston and many nieces and nephews. He was also the brother of the late Lucy Fucillo, Concetta Frusciante, Josephine Trigilio and Joseph Marchionne.

Funeral arrangements were by the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, Revere. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Ronald McDonald House, 229 Kent St., Brookline MA02446

James Paci

Longtime Real Estate Owner and Manager

James Paci of Somerset Avenue, Winthrop and a lifelong resident of Winthrop, died at the Massachusetts General Hospital on December 23 after a brief illness. He was 65 years old.

Born in Winthrop, he was the son of the late Winifred (Faro) and Salvatore Paci. He enlisted in the Army Reserves at an early age and for many years he was the owner and manager of many real estate holdings in the area.

He was the beloved husband of Allison (Porcaro) and the loving father of Kimberley Paci and her husband, Matthew Zettergren and Lori Paci and her husband, Scott Troup, all of East Boston; dear brother of Domenic Paci of Wakefield, Joseph Paci of Winthrop and Paul Paci of Boxford and is also survived by many loving godchildren, nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Ernest P. Caggiano and Son-O’Maley Funeral Home, Winthrop. Entombment was in the Woodlawn Community Mausoleum, Everett. Memorial donations can be made to MGH – Dr. Philip Amrein’s Hem/Onc Educational fund, Mass General Hospital, Attn: Heidi Bergmeyer, 165 Cambridge Street, Suite 600, Boston, MA 02114. For directions or to sign the online guestbook go to

Vincent Mazzio

Active at Holy Redeemer Parish in East Boston

Vincent J. Mazzio of Thurston Terrace, East Boston died at the Chelsea Soldier’s Home on December 26 after a brief illness. He was 84 years old.

Born in Boston, the beloved son of the late Giuseppina (Tarantino) and Antonio Mazzio, he enlisted in the US Army at an early age and served during World War II. He was honorably discharged as a corporal. After his discharge, he went on to work as a mathematician for Hancom Air Force Base for many years. Mr. Mazzio was very active in the Most Holy Redeemer Parish in East Boston where he helped with the daily activities within the church and the Crossroads Family Shelter.

He was the dear brother of Rose Cadden of Winthrop, Mary Palano of S. Easton, Domenic Mazzio of West Peabody, Michael Mazzio of Somerville and the late Angelo “Joe” and Anthony Mazzio. He is also survived by many loving nieces, nephews, grand nieces and grand nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Ernest P. Caggiano and Son-O’Maley Funeral Home, Winthrop. Burial was in St. Michael’s Cemetery, Boston. To sign the online guestbook go to

Carol Maggio

Suffolk University Employee

Carol T. Maggio of Marshfield, formerly of East Boston, died December 25 at her home in Marshfield surrounded by her entire family. She was 69 years old.

She was born July 16, 1942 in Boston, daughter of the late Angelo and Concetta (DeAngelis) Fondini. She was a graduate of Mt. Alvernia Academy and Stenotype Institute of Boston. She worked for Suffolk University for the past 20 years, supporting the law school and as the office manager for the athletic department. She adored her four granddaughters, loved the ocean and taking long walks on Rexhame Beach with her husband, Richard. She loved reading, cooking, and enjoyed watching the full moon rise over the ocean. She recently celebrated her 50th wedding anniversary on a cruise to Bermuda with her entire family.

The devoted wife of Richard T. Maggio of Marshfield for 50 years, she was the loving mother of Laura Kenny and her husband, William of East Boston, Maria Maggio of Wakefield, Richard Maggio, Jr. and his wife, Denise of Middleton and David Maggio and his wife, Sarah of Naples, Florida. She was the grandmother of Alexis, Elisabeth, Julia, and Lily and is also survived by her sisters, Diane Albanese of Revere and Sister Suzanne Fondini MFIC of Newton.

A Mass of the Resurrection celebrating her life will be held at St. Ann by the Sea Church, 591 Ocean St. Marshfield MA 02050, on Saturday, January 14 at 11 a.m. followed by a luncheon at the Marshfield Elks Lodge, 1321 Ocean St., Marshfield. Donations in her memory may be made to Cranberry Hospice, 36 Cordage Park Circle, Suite 326, Plymouth MA 02360. For more information and online guestbook please visit

Rosalie Famiglietti

Former Sales Clerk

Rosalie (Sorrentino) Famiglietti of Lynn, formerly of Revere and East Boston, died on December 25 at Salem Hospital. She was 62 years old.

A former sales clerk, she was the beloved daughter of the late Girolamo “Jerry” and Maria (Parrinello) Sorrentino; dear sister of Rose LoGrasso and her husband, Franco of Peabody, Vito Sorrentino and his wife, Josephine of Lynn and Rita Brackett and her husband, Shannon of Peabody; loving companion of John Winn of Lynn and is also survived by her loving nieces and nephews, Rosa, Maria, Agata, Rita, Jerry, Maria, Erin, Kelly and Maria.

Funeral arrangements were by the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons –Bruno Funeral Home, Revere. Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen St., Framingham MA 01701. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery. For guest book please visit

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