Obituaries 02-22-2012

Edith Lafleur

Of Virginia, formerly of East Boston

Edith ( Alessandroni) Lafleur of Virginia, formerly of East Boston, died on February 16. She was in her 89th year.

She was the devoted mother of Richard Lafleur and his wife, Fran of East Walpole and Rosemary Wlaschin and her husband “Butch” of Virginia; dear sister of Salvatore “Red” Alessandroni and his wife, Marilu of East Boston and the late Aldo Alessandroni and his wife, Nancy and Nora and Ann Alessandroni; cherished grandmother of Jennifer Lafleur of Boston, LCDR Kirt and Yvonne Wlaschin of Washington, Captain Mark and Christina Wlaschin of Japan and Craig Wlaschin of South Carolina; adored great grandmother of Trinity, Diana and Marie of Oak Harbor and Jason and Kevin of Japan. She is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.

A time to share stories and memories with her family will be held on Thursday, February 23 in the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home, 971 Saratoga St. (Orient Heights) East Boston from 8 to 9:30 a.m. with a Memorial Funeral Mass in celebration of her life in St Joseph St Lazarus Church, Ashley Street at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited. Services will conclude with her ashes being laid to rest with her family in St. Michaels Cemetery, Boston. For more information:

Anne McCauley

Worked for RMV and Jeveli’s in East Boston

Anne M. (Silva) McCauley of Melrose, formerly of Malden, Everett and Chelsea, died recently. She worked for the Registry of Motor Vehicles and was also a longtime waitress at Jeveli’s in East Boston.

She was the devoted wife of the late William P. McCauley, Sr.; daughter of the late Emmanuel and Catherine (Barbaro) Silva; beloved mother of William P. McCauley, Jr. of Malden, Peter John McCauley and Michael James McCauley, both of Melrose; cherished grandmother of Cassie Ann and Joseph McCauley of Melrose and Kristen and Nicole McCauley of Orange; loving sister of Emmanuel “Manny” Silva of Lynn, Carol Currier of Derry, NH, Mary Louise Beckner of California and the late Rachel O’Leary and Irene Adayno and dear friend of Reita Colard of Pepperell. She is also survived by 17 nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Carroll Funeral Home, (Maplewood Square) Malden. Burial was at Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden.

Frank ‘Uncle’ Falzarano

Retired Cook

Frank “Uncle” Falzarano of Revere, formerly of East Boston, died on February 19 at the Rosewood Nursing Home in West Peabody. He was 88 years old.

A retired cook who worked at the Annemark Nursing Home and the Oak Island Nursing Home, he was the beloved friend of Margaret “Peggy” Tracia and her late husband, Anthony of Revere; loving surrogate father of John Tracia and his wife, Audrey of Weymouth, Cheryl Sullivan and her husband, Robert of Peabody, Margaret Cravotta and her husband, David of Peabody, Carla Ligocki and her husband, Genaro of Revere, Patrice Schrimpf and her husband, Andrew of Peabody and Stephen Tracia of Revere; dear brother of Helen Bell, Susie DioJuardi, Rosie Cannata and the late Mary Mulchay, Josephine Dinuvlia, Angelo, Ralph and Larry Falzarano. He is also survived by 13 loving grandchildren, three great grandchildren and many nieces, nephews and grand nieces and grand nephews.

Funeral services will be held in the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, 128 Revere St., Revere, today, Wednesday, February 22 at 11 a.m. Relatives and friends are kindly invited. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery. For guest book please visit

Joseph Dagostino

East Boston Resident

Joseph Dagostino of East Boston died on February 12. For more information: Ruggiero Family Memorial Home’ East Boston 617 569 0990

Rosalie Zambello

Of West Peabody, formerly of East Boston

Rosalie Zambello of West Peabody, formerly of East Boston, died peacefully on February 15. She was 86 years old.

The cherished daughter of the late Anthony and Concetta (Freda) Zambello, she was the dear sister of the late Joseph Zambello, Michael Zambello and Edith Paolini and is survived by many nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Nichols Funeral Home, Inc., Wilmington. Internment was at the Mausoleum in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to The Multiple Sclerosis Society, 101 First Avenue, Suite 6, Waltham, MA 02454.

Elaine Chalmers

Lynnfield Resident

Elaine (Zorbas) Chalmers of Lynnfield died on February 19, She was 93 years old.The wife of the late James M. Chalmers, she was the mother of Michael Chalmers of Lynn and his companion, Betty Catanese of Revere and of the late Priscilla Provanzano; sister of Michael Zorbas and his wife, Barbara of Lynn, Mary Petres and her husband, Charles of Swampscott, and of the late Peter, Theodore and Frances Zorbas; grandmother of five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Her funeral will be held on Thursday at 9 a.m. from the Cuffe-McGinn Funeral Home 157 Maple St., Lynn followed by a funeral Service in St. George Greek Orthodox Church, Lynn at 10 a.m. Burial will be in Puritan Lawn Memorial Park, Peabody. Visiting hours are today, Wednesday, from 5 to 8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Lynn Friends of Special Needs Citizens, 72 Keslar Avenue, Lynn, MA 01905. For online guestbook please visit:,

Agripino ‘Peter’ Massaro

Of Randolph, formerly of East Boston

Agripino “Peter” Massaro of Randolph, formerly of East Boston and Dorchester, died peacefully at home on February 15. He was 95 years old.

He was the beloved husband of the late Luciene “Lucy” (Blanchard) Massaro; loving father of Anthony “Sonny” Massaro and his wife, Meg of Harwich, Rocco Massaro of Braintree, Vincent Massaro of Randolph and the late Jean Marie “Jhina” Massaro; son of the late Maria and Carlo Massaro; brother of the late Jean Raffele, Josephine Mikla, and Anthony Massaro; dear “Papa” of Luke and Morgan Massaro of East Greenwich, RI, Lisa Pratt and her husband, Michael of Canton, Michael Massaro of Norwood, Peter Massaro of Stoughton, Angela Farwell and her husband, William of Stoughton and Shay Davis of Virginia Beach, VA. He is also survived by five great grandchildren: Courtney and Cody Pratt, McKenzie, Madison and William Farwell, and many nieces and nephews. A special thanks to the kind care given by Virginia Richardi.

Funeral arrangements were by the Cartwright Funeral Home, Randolph. Burial was in St. Mary Cemetery, Randolph. Should friends desire, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of the South Shore, PO Box 859060, Braintree MA 02184. For additional information or to leave a sympathy message visit:

William Lanza

Former US Postal Service Employee

William A. Lanza of Revere, formerly of East Boston, died at Cape Cod Hospital on February 12.

He was a former employee of the US Postal Service, South Postal Annex, a US Army Air Corps veteran of World War II and a Bronze Star Air Medal recipient.

Born and raised in East Boston, he was the son of the late William and Mary (Piccarello) Lanza ;  the beloved husband of Yolanda (DiGiulio); devoted father of Patricia Fitzgerald and her late husband, John of East Sandwich, Susanne Tuttle and her husband, Donald of Easton, AnnMarie Lanza and her husband, Bruce Porter of Sudbury; loving grandfather of Patrick Fitzgerald and his wife, Jennifer of Pennsylvania and Brian Fitzgerald and his wife, Meghan of New York and is also survived by three loving great grandchildren: Aaron, Brendan and Maeve.

Funeral arrangements were by the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, Revere. Burial was in the Massachusetts National Cemetery in Bourne. For guest book please visit

Anthony Palladino

Past Member of VFW, ITAM, DAV

Anthony R. Palladino of East Boston died on February 17.A US Navy veteran of World War II, he was a past member of Beachmont VFW, Itam and the DAV Post and a past member of Union Local 25.

He was the beloved husband of over 64 years to Evelyn (Andrade); devoted father of Denise Fiumara and her husband, Richard of Saugus, William J. Palladino of East Boston and the late Evelyn Capitumini and Janet Palladino;  dear brother of Edward and Nunzio Palladino of East Boston and the late Frances Reale, Domenic, Joseph, Frank and Rocco Palladino; cherished grandfather of Daniel, Marc, Richard, William and Kristin and adored great grandfather of Kia. He is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home (Orient Heights) East Boston. Burial with Military Honoes was in Holy Cross Cemetery. In honoring Mr. Palladino, memorial donations may be made to Make A Wish Foundation 1 Bulfinch Pl. #2 Boston. 02114. For more information, please visit

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