East Boston Resident
Elizabeth (Visconti) Graziani of East Boston died on July 15.
The beloved wife of the late Gennaro I. Graziani, she was the loving mother of Theresa Battista and her husband, Russell of Lexington, Ann Graziani and her husband, Robert Salvati of Quincy and Stephen Graziani of East Boston; cherished grandmother of Gianna Celona, Michael and Marc Battista; dear sister of Maria Bologna of Akron, Ohio, Gino Visconti and Vincenzo Visconti, both of Italy, Salvatore Visconti of Revere, Joseph Visconti of Canton, Ohio, Anthony Visconti of Stoughton and the late Ralph and Pasquale Visconti. She is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.
Her Funeral will be held from the Kirby-Rapino Memorial Home, 917 Bennington St. (Orient Heights) East Boston on Thursday at 9 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated in Sacred Heart Church, corner of Brooks and Paris Streets, East Boston at 10 a.m. The family will receive visitors today, Wednesday from 4 to 8 p.m. Services will conclude with burial in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. For online condolences and/or directions, please visit www.kirby-rapino.com
East Boston Resident
Anthony “Tony” Pinto of East Boston died on July 13.
He was the beloved husband of Josephine (Millan); father of Toni and her husband, John D’India of Beverly, Angela Kuba of Ohio and the late Dennis Pinto and is also survived by six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Funeral arrangements were by the Magrath Funeral Home, East Boston. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the American Heart Association, 20 Speen Street, Framingham 01701 would be appreciated. MagrathFuneralHome.com
Of East Boston, formerly of Ireland
Jeremiah J. “Jerry” Sullivan of East Boston, formerly of Co. Cork, Ireland, died on July 14.
He was the beloved husband of Bridget T. “Breeda” (Guiney); father of Nora and her husband, Robert Murphy of Connecticut, Danny and Jeremiah Sullivan, both of East Boston; brother of Kathleen Conroy of Stoughton, Mary O’Sullivan of Watertown, Martha Courtney and Nora Mai Sullivan, both of Ireland and grandfather of Catherine and Lauren Murphy. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews.
Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Magrath Funeral Home, East Boston. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory to the American Lung Assn. would be appreciated.
Immigrant Success Story
Christopher V. Adams of East Boston died recently following a short battle with cancer. He was 78 years old.
Born in Vodice, Albania he arrived in America at age six, and was a classic example of an immigrant success story. He was educated in Philadelphia, and in his teens and early 20s had a successful career as a professional boxer. He began his business career as a restaurateur for 20 years, expanded into the recreation industry, and successfully sold products in the food and beverage, insurance and real estate industries. He also had an interest in casino gambling and at one point broke a blackjack table, meaning he won all the chips from the dealer.
He always felt a strong tie to his Albanian roots, helping cousins and other Albanians get settled in the United States when the communist regime fell in Albania and the borders opened in the mid 1990s. He returned to Albania in early 2000 where he led the rebuilding of Shen Koli, a church famous for its healing powers, near his home town in Erseke.
He is survived by his ex-wife Elaine, children Phil and Elisa, and grandchildren Ariana, Sarah and Molly.
A memorial service will be held on Sunday, July 22 at 10 a.m. at St George Albanian Orthodox Church, 523 Broadway St., South Boston with a reception to follow at the Cathedral. Remembrances may be made to St. George Cathedral, and the funds will be distributed to Shen Koli in Albania.
East Boston Resident
Reinaldo Macareno of East Boston died on July 4. He was 59 years old.
He was the devoted father of Michelle Macareno of Dorchester, Nicholas and Anthony Macareno, both of Revere; former companion of Pam Sordillo of Revere and dear brother of Mario Macareno and Barbara Perez.
A celebration of his life was held in the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home (Orient Heights) East Boston. For more information, visit: www.ruggieromh.com
Theodore ‘Teddy’ Assini
Of Wakefield, formerly of East Boston
Theodore “Teddy” Assini of Wakefield, formerly of East Boston, died on July 11.
He was the beloved husband of Rosa (Discepolo) Assini; loving father of John Assini and his wife, Zita of Wakefield, Renato Assini and his wife, Anna of Reading, and Gina Manganiello and her husband, Victor of No. Reading; grandfather of Dominic, Marc, John, Nicolas, Joseph, Anthony, and Gia and great grandfather of Jack and Roman. He was the brother of the late Dominico Assini.
Funeral arrangements were by the McDonald Funeral Home, Wakefield. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. For obit and guestbook, www.mcdonaldfs.com
Boston Public Schools Employee, Activist for People With Special Needs
Marie A. (Colarusso) of Medford, formerly of East
Boston, died on July 8.
An employee of Boston Public Schools for over 15 years, she was a past board member of the Mass. Association of People with Special Needs and a lifelong advocate for the rights of people with special needs.
She was the beloved wife of the late Nicholas “Nick Greer”; devoted mother of Ron Guerriero, Barbara J Boyle and her husband, Gerard, Donna Greer Brotman and David Guerriero; dear sister of the late Carmela “Carmie” Leone and Joseph Colarusso; cherished grandmother of eight and great grandmother of seven and is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.
Funeral arrangements were the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home (Orient Heights) East Boston. Burial was in Oak Grove Cemetery, Medford. Memorial donations may be made to Triangle (Day Program for people with special needs) 420 Pearl St. Malden 02148. For more information, www.ruggieromh.com
Helen (Riley) Siuda of Chelsea died recently.
She was the beloved wife of the late Stephen Sr.; devoted mother of Darlene Siuda of Chelsea, Mark Siuda and his wife, Annette of Everett, Cathy Todisco and her husband, Pat of Peabody, Stephen Jr and his wife, Charlotte of Malden and the late Linda Siuda-Valentin; dear sister of Eleanor “Rusty” DelRaso of Watertown, Dorothy Kenney of Woburn, Warren Riley of Randolph, Kenneth Riley of Woburn and the late Lorraine MacDonald, Ralph Riley and Evelyn Butler. She is also survived by 11 loving grandchildren, six cherished great grandchildren and
many adored nieces and nephews.
Funeral Services will be held in the Serenity Chapel of the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home, 971 Saratoga St. (Orient Heights) East Boston on Thursday, July 19 at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited. Visiting hours are today, Wednesday, from 4 to 8 p.m. For complimentary transportation to and from funeral home please call 617 569 0990. Services will conclude with Mrs. Siuda being laid to rest in Holy Cross Cemetery. For more information, please visit www.ruggieromh.com. In lieu of flowers, please make memorial donations to American Cancer Society, 9 Riverside Road, Weston, MA 02493
Of Revere, formerly of East Boston
Carmella (Brangiforte) Ferrante of Revere, formerly of East Boston, died on July 16.
She was the beloved wife of the late Pasquale Ferrante; loving mother of Linda Carlton and her husband, Jim of Revere, Anthony Ferrante and his wife, Peggy and Rosemarie Ferrante, all of Revere, Pasquale Ferrante Jr. and his wife, Susan of Saugus and Phillip Ferrante and his wife, Tracey of Revere; cherished grandmother of nine and great-grandmother of two. She was the dear sister of Rocco Brangiforte and his wife, Joanne of Saugus, Salvatore “Bibi” Brangiforte and his wife, Anne, Phillip “Junior” Brangiforte and his wife, Maureen, Joseph Brangiforte, Josephine Gentile and her late husband, Marshal, all of East Boston, the late Domenic Brangiforte and his surviving wife, Mary of Revere, and Annmarie James and her late husband, Jessie. She is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.
Her Funeral will be held from the Rapino Memorial Home, 9 Chelsea St. (Maverick Sq.) East Boston on Friday at 9 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated in Immaculate Conception Church, 133 Beach St., Revere at 10:30 a.m. The family will receive visitors on Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m. Services will conclude with burial in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. For online condolences and/or directions, please visit: www.rapinomemorialhome.com