Esther Marie Restuccia
Esther Marie Restuccia of Belmont died peacefully surrounded by her loving family on August 4.
An employee of the Gillette Company for over 40 years, she was the dear sister of Nicholas Sr. and his wife, Theresa of Centerville and the late Grace Restuccia; loving aunt of Nicholas Jr. and his wife, Lillian of Lynnfield, Carol Langs and her husband, Frank of Centerville, Dante P. Cantalupo Jr. and his wife, Janet of Lajolla, CA, Jane Restuccia of New York, NY, and Joan Restuccia of Milan, Italy; adored great aunt of Joseph and Paul Restuccia, Dante Cantalupo III and Nicholas and Michael, Matthew and Alexandra Bond.
Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend Funeral Services from the Brasco & Sons Memorial Chapel, 325 Trapelo Road, Belmont today, Wednesday, August 8 at 8 a.m. with a Mass of Christian Burial in celebration of her life at St. Joseph’s Church, Common St., Belmont at 9 a.m. Burial will follow at Belmont Cemetery.
Boston Police Detective
Lloyd H. Wyzard of Revere died on July 31.
He was a Boston Police Detective of Division 7-East Boston.
Arrangements by the Mann & Rodgers Funeral Home, Jamaica Plain (617) 522-2500.
Gaspero ‘Happy’ Trainito
Of East Boston, formerly of Chelsea
Gaspero C. “Happy” Trainito of East Boston, formerly of Chelsea, died on August 3.
A US Army veteran of World War II, he was the beloved husband of the late Lois (Robinson) Trainito; devoted father of Peter Trainito and his wife, Marilyn of Chelsea, Daniel Trainito and his wife, Doris of Revere, Stephen Trainito of Haverhill, Scott-Allen Trainito and his wife, Diane of Everett, and Rosemarie Petersine and her husband, Darryl of Sydney, Ohio; dear brother of Valeria Trainito of East Boston, Crocifissa “Fannie” Morano and Stefano Trainito, both of California and the late Gaetana “Annie,” Rosaria “Rosie,” and Angelo Trainito. He is also survived by 15 grandchildren and one great grandson.
His Funeral will be held from the Frank A. Welsh & Sons Funeral Home, 718 Broadway, Chelsea, today, Wednesday, August 8 at 10 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass at St. Rose Church, 600 Broadway, Chelsea, at 11 a.m. Relatives and friends are most kindly invited to attend. For directions or to send expressions of sympathy, please visit: www.WelshFuneralHome.com
Of Worcester, Formerly of the North End
Frank L Pizzarella of Worcester, formerly of the North End of Boston, died unexpectedly on August 3.
He was the beloved husband of the late Gloria (Camuso) Pizzarella; devoted father of Dennis and his wife, Colette of Florida, Glenn and his wife, Jaime of Methuen, Roseann LaCascia-Picardi and her husband, Joseph of East Boston, Gloria Pizzarella of the North End, John and his wife, Tammy of Saugus and the late Frankie Pizzarella; dear brother of Angelo of Worcester, Michael and Paul of Shrewsbury, Joseph and Daniel of Washington and the late Leonard Pizzarella; cherished Grandfather of 14 grandchildren and six great grand children and is also survived by his many loving nieces and nephews.
Funeral arrangements were by the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home, East Boston. Burial with his wife and son was in St. Michael’s Cemetery, Boston. May they all rest in peace. In honoring his memory, memorials may be made to Relay For Life, 43 Nagog Park, Acton, MA 01720. For more information or to send the Pizzarella Family an online condolence www.ruggieromh.com
East Boston Resident
Nicholas L. Lamberti of East Boston died peacefully surrounded by his loving family on August 3.
A US Army veteran and a former member of the Malden Moose and Beachmont V.F.W. Post # 6712, he was the beloved husband of Florence (Fiorillo) Lamberti; loving father of Nicholas G. Lamberti and his wife, Loreta of Boston, Dianora Bourgoin and her husband, Raymond of Saugus and Mary Bennett and her husband, Gerard of Quincy; cherished grandfather of Arthur Caggiano, Robert Bennett, Dianora Bennett and Nicholas F. Lamberti; beloved great-grandfather to Ava Grace Caggiano and dear brother of the late Ralph Lamberti. He is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.
Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Kirby-Rapino Memorial Home, (Orient Heights), East Boston. Memorial donations may be made to: MGH Development Office, 165 Cambridge St., Suite 600, Boston, MA 02114 or The Childrens Hospital Trust, 1 Autumn St., Suite 731, Boston, MA 02215. For online condolences, please visit www.kirby-rapino.com
Of Saugus, formerly of East Boston
Albert L. Gillespie, a 24-year resident of Saugus, formerly of East Boston, died unexpectedly on August 1 at the Melrose-Wakefield Hospital. He was 66 years old.
A native of East Boston, he attended East Boston Schools and worked for New England Casket Co of East Boston early in his working career. Later he was the caretaker of Temple Ohabei Shalom Cemetery of East Boston.
He was forced to stop working when his childhood cardiac illness returned and did not allow him to continue in the work force. However, he developed several hobbies including assembling automobile models and puzzles. A quiet and kind man, he was very comforted by his devoted brothers and their families He left East Boston in 1988 when he and his brothers moved to Saugus.
The beloved son of the late John J. “Dewey” and Mary L. (Frazier) Gillespie, he was the devoted brother of Leo F. Gillespie and his wife, Kathleen and Robert J. Gillespie, all of Saugus, Francis X. Gillespie and his wife, Ann of Stoneham and the late William J., Arthur S. and John J. Gillespie, Jr. He is also lovingly survived by many nieces, nephews, grand nieces and grand nephews.
Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, Revere. Burial was in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Hallmark Health VNA & Hospice Inc., 178 Savin St., Malden, MA 02148. For more information,visit: www.vertuccioandsmith.com
Of Saugus, formerly of Orient Heights
Dana Cook of Saugus, formerly of Orient Heights East Boston. died on July 31.
He was the beloved husband of Diane (Masiello) Cook with whom he shared 39 years of marriage; loving father of Anthony Cook and his fiancé, Brooke Harrison of Lynn and Dina Cook and her fiancé, Robert Flaherty of Swampscott; dear brother of Donald Cook and his wife, Janine of Wakefield, Paul Cook and his wife, Nicole of Saugus and the late Barbara Jean Donlon and her husband, Robert of New Hampshire; cherished grandfather of Gianna and Declan; fond uncle of many nieces and nephews and best friend of Mookie O’Connor.
Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, Revere. For guest book: www.vazzafunerals.com.
Of Wakefield, formerly of East Boston
Mary A. Donnarumma of Wakefield, formerly of East Boston, died July 31 at the Wakefield Care and Rehabilitation Center. She was 88 years old.
Born in Boston on May 2, 1924, the daughter of the late Martin and Anne Coolaghan, she was a longtime resident of East Boston before moving to Wakefield eight years ago. She enjoyed crocheting and made many blankets for the Soldiers Home in Chelsea.
She was the mother of Mario Donnarumma of East Boston, Mary Margherita and husband, Frank of Wakefield and the late Norma Donnarumma and Benjamin Donnarumma. She was the grandmother of Angela and Matthew Margherita of Wakefield, Cathy Marie Cucchiello of East Boston, Crystal Clemens of Rockland and the late Toni Marie Paolini.
Funeral arrangements were by the McDonald Funeral Home, Wakefield. Burial will be private.
Of Stoneham, formerly of East Boston
Helen (Gubitosi) Fogel of Stoneham, formerly of East Boston, died on August 4. She was 87 years old.
She was the beloved wife of Sanford P. Fogel; devoted mother of John Fogel of Stoneham and his loving girlfriend, Susan Cyr and her daughters, Laura and Lindsey, Joseph Fogel and his wife, Luanne of Florida and the late Donna Marie Fogel; cherished grandmother of Jamie Musgrave and her husband, Mark of Tewksbury and Danielle Fogel of Texas and cherished great grandmother of Mia; dear sister of the late Josephine Coltraro, Joseph Gubitosi, Guy Gubitosi, Sam Gubitosi, Henry Gubitosi and Louis Cantelmi; loving daughter of the late Charles and Grace (Cecere) Gubitosi and is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.
Her Funeral will be held from the Barile Family Funeral Home, 482 Main Street (RT 28), Stoneham today, Wednesday, at 9 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass celebrating Helen’s Eternal Life in St. Patrick Church, 71 Central Street, Stoneham at 10 a.m. Entombment will be in Woodlawn Mausoleum, Everett. For directions or to send a memorial condolence www.barilefuneral.com
Mary De Pasquale
Orient Heights Resident
Mary De Pasquale, a lifelong resident of Orient Heights East Boston died on August 3.
She was the employed by the New England Life Insurance Co. for more than 30 years.
The beloved wife of the late Antonio De Pasquale, she was the loving mother of Frank DePasquale of East Boston.
At Mrs. De Pasquale’s request, burial was private with arrangements entrusted to Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home.
East Boston Resident
Joan Corrado of East Boston died on August 6.
She was the beloved daughter of the late Dr. John and Maria (Baudanza) Corrado; dear sister of the late Marilyn Corrado and is survived by her cherished cousins, beloved godchildren, loving extended family the D’Avolios and Cappucci’s as well as the many adored friends she touched throughout her life.
Her Funeral will be held from the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home, 971 Saratoga St., East Boston on Thursday August 9 at 9 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in celebration of her life in St. Joseph-St. Lazarus Church, Ashley Street, East Boston at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited. Visiting hours are today, Wednesday, from 4 to 8 p.m. Services will conclude with her being laid to rest in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Hospice of the North Shore, 75 Sylvan St., Danvers, MA 01923.
Costanzo ‘Chris’ Cacchiotti
East Boston Resident
Costanzo “Chris” Cacchiotti of East Boston died on August 5.
A US Army veteran of World War II, he was the beloved husband of Thelma (Larsen) Cacchiotti; loving father of Colleen Gaeta of Revere, Kathleen Landry and her husband, Brian of Burlington and the late Laraine Reed; cherished grandfather of Robert, Nicholas and Jason; dear brother of Anna Felzani and Rita Sorrento, both of Revere and the late Vincent “Jimmy” Cacchiotti. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in Our Lady of the Assumption Church, 404 Sumner St., East Boston on Friday at 10 a.m. For online condolences and/or directions, please visit: www.rapinomemorialhome.com
Services are under the care of the Rapino Memorial Home, 9 Chelsea St., East Boston.
Gaspero Carmello Trainito
Retired Plant Supervisor and Talented Musician
Gaspero Carmello Trainito, Retired Plant Supervisor, died Friday, August 3 at the Cambridge Hospital, after a brief illness. He was 89 years old.
Born in East Boston in1922, he was the loving son of the late Stefano and Rosaria (DiTavi) Trainito.
He graduated from East Boston High School. A talented musician from a young age, he continued his education attending the New England Conservatory of Music.
He also worked as an embosser and seamster before enlisting into the US Army in 1942 and proudly served in the 398th Infantry Reg. campaigning through the Rhineland and Central Europe theaters. While in the service, he had the opportunity to play along with the Glenn Miller Band on several occasions entertaining fellow soldiers. He was honorably discharged at the rank of corporal in 1946 and returned stateside.
He returned to his craft as a seamster while pursuing his love of music. He was a conductor at the Radio City Music Hall and wrote many songs for many bands including a song for the Tune Weavers titled “My congratulations to you Baby”. He also owned and operated two piano teaching studios during the 1950’s and 1960’s.
In1967, he married Lois Robinson and settled in Chelsea with their young family. He began working at American Finish Chemical in Chelsea as a plant supervisor and fully retired in the 1990’s.
After a fire in their family home, he and his wife relocated to East Boston and he has resided there ever since.
He was preceded in death by his wife Lois in 1997 and lived the rest of his life surrounded by his loving children, grandchildren and great grandson, all of whom he loved very dearly. He was the beloved husband of the late Lois (Robinson) Trainito; devoted father of Peter Trainito and his wife, Marilyn of Chelsea, Daniel Trainito and his wife, Doris of Revere, Stephen Trainito of Haverhill, Scott-Allen Trainito and his wife, Diane of Everett and Rosmarie Petersine and her husband, Darryl of Sydney Ohio; dear brother of Valeria Trainito of East Boston, Crocifissa “Fannie” Morano and Stefano Trainito, both of California and the late Gaetana “Annie”, Rosaria “Rosie” and Angelo Trainito. He is also survived by 15 grandchildren and one great grandson.
A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at St. Rose Church on Wednesday, August 8.
For directions or to send expressions of sympathy, please visit
www.WelshFuneralHome.com. Funeral Arrangements entrusted to the care and direction of the Frank A. Welsh and Sons Funeral Home.