Obituaries 04-04-2012

Marilyn Kalil

Retired Assembly Supervisor and Waitress

Marilyn M. (Oles)-Kalil, a lifelong resident of Chelsea and a graduate of Chelsea High School, died at home on March 28 after a long illness. She was 70 years old.

An assembly supervisor for more than 10 years for Allied Signal, she also worked as a waitress at Joe D’s in East Boston for over 20 years and at the Old Timers on Fifth Street.

She was the devoted wife of Ralph Kalil; beloved mother of Joseph Anzalone of Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, Audrey Anzalone Jackson and her husband, Rob of Ft. Pierce, Florida, John Kalil of New Hampshire, Kim Kalil of Revere and the late Jason James Anzalone; dear sister of Carole Oles of Chelsea and the late Eileen Loper; cherished grandmother of Richard Joseph Maragni, Brittney Anzalone, John Thomas Maragni, Tara Anzalone, Saunna Field and William Field and loving mother-in-law of Viki Anzalone.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Smith Funeral Home, Chelsea. Burial was at Puritan Lawn Memorial Park, Peabody. To send a message of condolence to the family, please visit

John Gayhart

East Boston Resident

John J. Gayhart of East Boston died on March 25. He was 55 years old.

He was the loving son of Marie (Falanga) Gayhart of East Boston and the late James Gayhart and is survived by his siblings, Mary Cicalese of Everett, Michael Gayhart of East Boston, Carol Ann Gayhart of East Boston and the late Jo-Ann Gayhart.  He is also survived by his loving nieces and nephews.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in Most Holy Redeemer Church, 72 Maverick St., East Boston today, Wednesday, at 10 a.m. Burial will be in the Massachusetts National Cemetery, Bourne.  For online condolences, please visit

Elaine Carrabis

East Boston Resident

Elaine (Allison) Carrabis of East Boston died on March 31. She was 76 years old.

She was the cherished daughter of the late Fanny (Luiso) and Norman Allison; wife of the late Enrico Carrabis; loving companion of Jack Will of East Boston; loving mother of Patrick Carrabis and his wife, Ellyn of Saugus and Carol Scola and her husband, Paul of Wilmington; cherished grandmother of Tara Scola, Jenna Carrabis, Jared Carrabis, and Michael Scola and loving sister of Mary Lou Gaston of Pelham, NH.

Her Funeral will be held from the Kirby-Rapino Memorial Home, 917 Bennington Street (Orient Heights) East Boston today, Wednesday, April 4 at 9 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at Sacred Heart Church, corner of Brooks and Paris Streets, East Boston at 10 a.m. Burial will be at Holy Cross Cemetery in Malden. Memorial donations may be made to the Lighthouse Nursing Home, 204 Proctor Avenue, Revere, MA 02151 or the American Cancer Society, 43 Nagog Park, Suite 110, Acton, MA 01720.

Catherine Macedo

Medford Resident

Catherine J. (Adragna) Macedo of Medford died on March 30.

She was the beloved wife of the late John Macedo; devoted mother of Denise DeConto and her husband, Ricar of Burlington; dear grandmother of Lisa DeRosa and her husband, Chris of Burlington, Ricar DeConto Jr. and his wife, Nicole of New Hampshire and five great grandchildren. She was the cherished aunt of several nieces and nephews; loving sister of Phyllis Rizzo of East Boston, Frank Adragna of Florida and Joseph Adragna of Wakefield.

Funeral arrangements were by the Dello Russo Funeral Home, Medford. Burial was at Oak Grove Cemetery, Medford. Those who prefer may make memorial contributions in her name to the American Diabetes Association, 330 Congress St., 5th Floor, Boston, MA 02210. For guestbook or obituary:

Vincent Bavaro

Of Revere, formerly of East Boston

Vincent J. Bavaro of Revere, formerly of East Boston, died at the Massachusetts General Hospital on March 27. He was 67 years old.

Raised in East Boston, he worked in car sales for many years and also enjoyed dealing in antiques.

He was the beloved husband of Romain (DePaolo); devoted father of Renae Bavaro Coleman and her husband, Kerrie of Lynnfield; loving son of Jacqueline (Vino) of East Boston and the late Anthony Bavaro and is also survived by two loving grandchildren, Ava and Christian Coleman.

Funeral arrangements were by the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, Revere. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Leukemia Society of MA, 9 Erie Drive, Suite 101, Natick MA 01760. Burial will be in Holy Cross Cemetery. For guest book please visit:

Edith Carrozza

Of Wilmington, formerly of Revere and East Boston

Edith D. (Saponaro) Carrozza of Wilmington, formerly of Revere and East Boston, died on March 30 at the Meadow View Nursing & Rehabilitation Center of North Reading following a long struggle with Alzheimer’s disease. She was 93 years old.

Born, raised and educated in East Boston, she graduated from East Boston High School, Class of 1937. She entered the Women’s Army Auxiliary Corps in February of 1943 and served for six months until August of 1943. She married Ralph Carrozza, Sr. in 1945. The couple moved from East Boston to Revere in 1950 where they remained until 1975 when they made their final move to Wilmington. They spent 64 years together “in richness and in health and in sickness…” until his death on November 22, 2009.

She was the devoted mother of Rachel E. Stanchi and her husband, Carmen A. of Wilmington and Ralph Carrozza Jr. and his wife, Sheilah of Salem, NH; cherished grandmother of Michelle M. Stanchi of Wilmington, Michael R. Stanchi and his wife, Kathryn “Kate” of Winthrop, Susan M. Carrozza of Malden and Christine A. Carrozza of Billerica; dear sister of Emma Gomez of Epping, NH, Anthony Saponaro of Revere and the late Romaine Langone, Helen Parrelli, Lucy LaScola, Armando “Willie” and Joseph Saponaro and the mother-in-law of the late Frances E. Carrozza. She is also lovingly survived by many nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Nichols Funeral Home, Wilmington. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 311 Arsenal St., Watertown, MA 02472.

Anthony DeAngelis

Of Billerica, formerly of East Boston

Anthony R. DeAngelis of Billerica, formerly of East Boston, died recently.

He was the beloved husband of Mary A. (Day) DeAngelis; loving father of Donna Bozza and her husband, Donald and Kimberly Turco and her husband, Joseph of Billerica and James DeAngelis and his wife, Ellen of Ashburnham; brother of John DeAngelis of Revere, Phyllis Rota of Saugus, Rose Trahan of Wakefield, and the late Joseph, William, Ralph “JJ” and Carmen DeAngelis, Margaret Coccia and Agnes Grillo; grandfather of Michael and Andrea Bozza, Nicole and Kelsey DeAngelis and Angela and Theresa Turco.

His Funeral will be held today, Wednesday, from the Sweeney Memorial Funeral Home, 66 Concord Rd., Billerica at 8 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass at St. Theresa Church at 9 a.m. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, 20 Speen Street, Framingham, MA 01701. Burial will be in Fox Hill Cemetery, Billerica.

Conrad ‘Rocky’ Rock

MBTA Retiree

Conrad “Rocky” L. Rock of Londonderry, New Hampshire died March 30 at his home. He was 67 years old.

“Rocky” was born in Boston on February 11, 1945, a son of the late Roland R. and Beatrice (Rivard) Rock. He was raised and educated in Dorchester and lived in East Boston for many years. He had resided in Londonderry, NH since 2010 and, more recently, in Danbury, NH.

Mr. Rock graduated from Boston Trade School and later attended MIT. He retired in 1995 from the MBTA in Boston where he worked as an inspector. He was an avid sportsman and enjoyed hunting, fishing, hiking and snowmobiling. He also loved to watch Bruins, Patriots and Red Sox games.

He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Carol (Leach) Rock of Londonderry, three daughters, Christine A. Mello and her companion, Galen Worster of Derry, NH, Kim A. Iacuzio and her husband, Gennaro of Derry and Colleen V. Rock of Londonderry, seven grandchildren: Justin Mello, Nichole, Stephanie, Rae-Ann and Gabriella Iacuzio, and Anthony and Mariah Santostefano, one brother, Raymond Rock, Sr. of Fairhaven, MA; one sister, Joan Parker of Brockton and many nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews. He was the father of the late Shawn P. Rock, Sr. He was also predeceased by his daughter-in-law, Betty Lou Rock and by his grandson, Shawn P. Rock, Jr., all in 1988.

Arrangements are by the Peabody Funeral Homes and Crematorium, 290 Mammoth Rd., Londonderry. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated today, Wednesday,  at 10 a.m. in St. Jude Parish, 435 Mammoth Rd., Londonderry with cremation to follow. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Manchester VNA-Hospice, 1070 Holt Ave., Suite 1400, Manchester, NH 03109. To send a message of condolence or for more information, please visit

Livia ‘Lee’ Sprague 

Longtime Employee of Fenton Shoe 

Livia “Lee” (Molino) Sprague of East Boston died peacefully on March 26.

A long time employee of Fenton Shoe in Cambridge, she devoted her life to the happiness and well-being of her family and close friends. She loved spending time and caring for her eight great-grandchildren.

She was the devoted mother of Robert Sprague and his wife, Lisa of Strasburg, PA; beloved aunt of Jacqueline Ruggiero of Bradford, MA, Frank Ruggiero of Charlotte, NC, Lynn Cabral and John Shea of Wilmington, MA and Neil and Donna Cabral of East Boston; cherished grandmother of Robert Sprague and his wife, Sharon of Watertown, Matthew Sprague and his wife, Lia of Fremont, NH and Lauren O’Brien and her husband, Matthew of Gilbertsville, PA and celebrated great grandmother to Will, Bennett, Landon, Aislinn, Griffen, Delaney, Jack and Paige. She is also survived by her dear friends Susan Sprague of Manchester, NH and Theresa Calla of Winthrop.

Her life will be celebrated at her home from 2 to 6 p.m. April 7. Family and friends are encouraged to come and share their fond memories. In lieu of flowers, kindly make a memorial donation in her name to Boys Town, PO Box 6000, Boys Town, NE 68010.

Angelina Sulprizio 

Past Member of Sempre Avanti Lodge Sons of Italy

Angelina E. (Bottini) Sulprizio of East Boston died on March 28.

A past member of the Sempre Avanti Lodge, Sons of Italy, East Boston, she was the beloved wife of over 61 years to Bernard C Sulprizio; devoted mother of Elena M. Melillo and her husband, Remo of East Boston and Stephen Sulprizio and his wife, Pauline of Saugus; dear sister of the late Frances Biagi; cherished grandmother of Gina, Melissa, Michael, Robert and Stephen; adored great grandmother of James and Amanda and she is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home (Orient Heights) East Boston. Burial was in Puritan Lawn Memorial Park, Peabody. For more information:

Charles ‘Charlie Bacala’ Disciscio 

Revere Auxiliary Police Captain 

Charles “Charlie Bacala” Disciscio of Revere, formerly of East Boston, died on March 28.

A US Army veteran of the Korean War and a Captain of the Revere Auxiliary Police, he was the loving father of Judi Homer and her husband, Donald and Karen Disciscio, all of Revere; Cynthia Pagliuca and her husband, Louis and Charles Disciscio, Jr. and his wife, Linda, all of New Hampshire and his longtime partner, Carol Giordano of Revere. He was the cherished grandfather of 11, great grandfather of two and fond uncle of many nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by Vazza’s Beechwood” Funeral Home, Revere. Burial was in Puritan Lawn Cemetery, Peabody. For guest book:

Donald ‘Sonny’ Marino 

Born on the Fourth of July! 

Donald J. “Sonny” Marino of Orient Heights, East Boston, born on the Fourth of July – died on March 27 at 81 years young after a three year, hard fought battle with illness.

He went on his own terms, and for those who knew and loved Sonny, please lovingly know and remember that he “sang” right to the end, and all the way to Heaven. He was number eight, the youngest brother of the seven Giambrones of East Boston.

He is survived by his loving wife, Lillian N. (Iapicca) Marino, daughter Leah Marino Dillon and her husband, Robert E. Dillon Jr. of South Boston and Boxford, his three beautiful grandchildren who were his world, many nieces and nephews, and countless dear friends.

Funeral arrangements were by Vazza’s Funeral Home, Revere.

Maria Di Pietro 

Of New Hampshire, formerly of East Boston

Maria (Ferrante) DiPietro of New Hampshire, formerly of Medford and East Boston, died on March 27.

She was the beloved wife of the late Alfred DiPietro with whom she shared 42 years of marriage; loving mother of Stephen G. DiPietro and his wife, Kelley of New Hampshire and Lisa C. DiPietro and her partner, Lisa Schlossberg of Roslindale; dear sister of the late Richard and Jack Ferrante; cherished grandmother of Jonathan DiPietro and her dogs, Sara and Panda.

Funeral arrangements were by Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, Revere. Burial was in Oak Grove Cemetery, Medford. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Poor Clare Sisters, 920 Centre St., Boston, MA 02130. For obituary and guest book:

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