Obituaries 10-03-2012

Jean Russo

First Female Security Officer at Boston’s Prudential Center

Jean M. (Cinelli) Russo died in East Boston on September 25 following a long illness. She was 89 years old.

Born and raised in East Boston, she attended East Boston Schools and was a 1941 graduate of East Boston High School. She retired as the first female security guard at Boston’s Prudential Center. Prior to that position, she worked for more than 20 years at New England Coffee in Boston.

Her first love was her faith, followed by her devotion to family, relatives and friends. She always held an unusually positive attitude in the face of adversity.

She was the wife of the late Joseph Russo who died in April of 2000; devoted mother of Philip J. Russo and his wife, Rita (Piantedosi) Russo and cherished grandmother of Philip J. Russo Jr. and his fiance, Lisa Longo and Desiree M. Bender and her husband, Matthew B. Bender; adoring great grandmother of Matthew B. Bender Jr., all of Revere; dear sister of Armand Cinelli of Quincy, Rosemarie DelPrato of Wakefield, and the late James and Vincent Cinelli, Nina Piazza, Josephine Economou, Pauline Natale, Marguerite Rivers, Helen Malcalvo and Olga Cinelli and is also lovingly survived by her brother in law, Dr. Salvatore Russo and his late wife, Mary of Denton, Texas and by many nieces, nephews, grand nieces and grand nephews.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Vertuccio & Smith Home For Funerals, Revere. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers remembrances may be made to the Susan B. Komen for the Cure of Breast Cancer, 89 South St., Boston MA 02111 or to the Mass. Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals-Angell, 350 So. Huntington Ave., Boston MA 02130-9923. For more information, visit:

Salvatore Orlando

Of East Boston, Formerly of the North End

Salvatore Orlando of East Boston, formerly of the North End, died on September 29.

A US Army veteran of World War II, he was the cherished son of the late Mercurio and Grazia (Misuraca) Orlando; loving brother of Vito Orlando and his wife, Maria of East Boston and the late Jennie Federico, Theresa Cramer, Catherine Aiello and Grace Gianetti and fond uncle of many nieces and nephews.

His Funeral will be held from Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, 262 Beach Street, Revere today, Wednesday, at 8 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in the Sacred Heart Church, 45 Brooks St. East Boston at 11 a.m. Family and friends may visit today, Wednesday, from 8 to 10:30 a.m. Burial will be in St. Michael’s Cemetery, Boston. For guest book,

Joseph Cochrane

East Boston Yacht Club Member; Past President of the Buddies Club

Joseph F. Cochrane died in East Boston on September 29.

A member of the East Boston Yacht Club and Buddies Club Past President, he was the beloved husband of Vivian L. (Kimball); father of Maureen Gilligan of East Boston and her late husband, Michael, Judy Gray of East Boston and Nancy Guiffre and her husband, Joe of Winthrop; brother of the late Patricia DiCarlo, Clayton and James Cochrane;  Papa to Robert and Ryan Gray, Alexa, David, Joey and Gabriella Giuffre and is also survived by several nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Magrath Funeral Home, East Boston.  Entombment was in Woodlawn Mausoleum. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory to the Special Olympics would be appreciated.

Louis ‘Red’ Pelosi

Treasurer  of Korean War Veterans of Massachusetts, Decorated Veteran, Educator, American Airlines Retiree and World Traveler

Louis M. “Red” Pelosi of Saugus, formerly of East Boston, died peacefully in bed at home while surrounded by family and friends. He was 84 years old.

Louis attended East Boston schools, was a graduate of East Boston High School and was blessed to have enjoyed life-long relationships with his East Boston friends. After graduating from high school, he enlisted in the US Marine Corps and was a veteran of World War II and the Korean War. For gallantry in action in Korea he was awarded the Silver Star and was also the recipient of three Purple Hearts. “Once a Marine, always a Marine” became part of his life and an often recited phrase to his children and grandchildren.

After his military service, he graduated from Boston University and was employed by American Airlines for 17 years. He then became an educator in the Saugus School System where he taught for 17 years.

He reveled in spending time with his family and attending school functions and sporting events to see his participating children and grandchildren.

His retirement was full of Marine Corps activities, travel, family and friends. He attended his Marine Corps F-2-5 reunions regularly and was treasurer of the Korean War Veterans of Massachusetts, playing a significant role in obtaining funding and seeing the completion of the Korean War Memorial at Shipyard Park in Charlestown. He represented Korean War veterans in a variety of ways including marching in local parades and speaking at Memorial and Veterans Day events.

With his loving wife Rita, he traveled the world enjoying trips to Europe, South America, Africa and Asia. Highlights included over a dozen trips to Italy, cruising the Nile, a South African safari, hot-air ballooning in Turkey, snorkeling among the Galapagos Islands, hiking Machu Picchu and viewing the Terracotta Warriors in China. He was always a great ambassador for the United States, making conversation and friends around the world. Most importantly, he was an inspiration to his children, grandchildren and to those who knew him well. He was always ready to lend a hand, and never too busy to miss an opportunity to help. Louis lived a life full of love, accomplishment and adventure. He will be remembered by all who know him for his compassion.

He was the son of the late Michael and Agnes (DiPietro) Pelosi, and is survived by his beloved wife of 54 years, Rita (Iavicoli) Pelosi of Saugus, his sister Palmena Pelosi of Chelsea and his brother, Angelo “Blondie” Pelosi of Hollywood, FL. He was the loving father of Michael and his wife, Patricia of Wilmington, Andrea and her husband, Eric Pizzotti of Melrose, Christine and her husband, Nicholas Meninno of Swampscott, and Louis and his wife, Susan Purdy Pelosi of Palo Alto, CA; devoted grandfather to Erica, Amanda and Nicholas Meninno; Jack, Elena, Andrew and Christian Pizzotti; Michael Pelosi; Isabella and Sophia Pelosi.

Funeral arrangements were by Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, Revere. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Louis M. Pelosi Scholarship Fund, Saugus Federal Credit Union, 509 Main Street, Saugus, MA 01906. For guestbook:

Georgianna Daniels

Of East Boston, Formerly of Saugus

Georgianna M. (Roberts) Daniels of East Boston, formerly of Saugus, died on September 26,

The wife of the late Charles H. Daniels III, she was the loving mother of Charles H. Daniels IV and his wife, Lillian of East Boston, Karen M. Ulwick and her husband, Donald of East Boston and Marybeth Wallett and her husband, Barry of Willington, CT; beloved grandmother of Donald Ulwick, Charles Daniels V, Jennifer Ulwick, Jilian Bordonaro, Anthony Daniels, Elizabeth Wallett, Olivia Wallett and Sarah Wallett and is also survived by seven great grandchildren. She was the dear sister of Louise Cecchinelli of Saugus, Sandra Seaman of Lynn, AnnMarie Roberts of Saugus, Audrey Bornacorsi of Danvers and the late John Roberts.

Funeral arrangements were by the Bisbee-Porcella Funeral Home, Saugus.. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Pl., Memphis, TN 38105. For condolences,

Phyllis Cohen

Retired Teacher

Phyllis M. (Anthony) Cohen of Randolph, formerly of East  Boston, died on September 22 after a long illness. She was 64 years old.

Born in Boston, she graduated from the Jeremiah E. Burke High School and then went on to receive her teaching degree from Boston State College. Prior to her retirement, she was a school teacher in the Boston Public School system for over 39 years. In her free time she was an avid reader, enjoyed baking and was also was a member of a knitting club that donated many gifts to area churches.

She was beloved wife of Gerald W. Cohen; dear daughter of Phyllis (Horn) Anthony of East Boston and the late Lawrence Anthony; devoted sister of Lawrence Anthony, Jr. and his wife, Carol of Saugus, Kathleen Kelly and her husband, Ed of Framingham and Robert Anthony (Boston Police Dept.) and his wife, Jacalyn of East Boston;

daughter-in-law of the late Irving and Anna Cohen and is also survived by many nieces, nephews and great nieces. Funeral arrangements were by the Cartwright Funeral Home, Randolph. Burial was in Sharon Memorial Park, Sharon. Should friends desire, memorial contributions may be made in her name to the Joslin Diabetes Center, 1 Joslin Place, Boston, MA 02215 or to the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701. Phyllis will be greatly missed by all those who were blessed to have known her. To leave a sympathy message for the family, visit

Mary Strazzulla

East Boston Resident

Mary L. (DiBlasi) Strazzulla of East Boston died on September 24.

She was the devoted mother of Donna  Oliviero and her husband, Anthony of Saugus, Paula Carenza and her husband, Frank of Revere, Debra Strazzulla of East Boston, Carla Vecchio and her husband, Aldo of Revere and Jo-Ann Strazzulla of East Boston and former wife of John Strazzulla. She was the beloved  sister of Roslyn Conlin of Iowa, Nina Muccini of Medford and the late Frank, James and Tony DiBlasi; cherished grandmother of Mark Kupczyewski, John and Maria Vecchio, Nicole Gregor and Anthony Zirpolo; adored great grandmother of Alyia and Guiliana and dear friend of Joseph Vecchio and Anthony “Junior” Zirpolo. A  Memorial Service in celebration of Mrs. Strazzulla life was held in the Serenity Chapel of the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home (Orient Heights) East Boston. In honoring Mrs. Strazzulla’s memory and  in lieu of flowers, donations may be made  to  Leonard Florence  Center for Living, 165 Captains Row, Chelsea 02150. For more information or to send the Strazzulla family an online condolence:

Jacob Hinterleitner

Chelsea Resident

Jacob Hinterleitner of Chelsea died unexpectedly at home on September 7. He was 45 years old.

He enjoyed fishing and was a very good cook.

He was born in Boston to Andreas
Hinterleitner of Virginia and the late Josephine (Mello) Hinterleitner and is survived by his common law wife Tammy Anketell of East Boston, his son, Jacob Bell of Virginia, his brothers, Andreas Hinterleitner of Boston and George Hinterleitner and his wife, Jessica of Virginia and  his sisters, Rose Cruzado and her husband, Mario of Chelsea and Donna Rizzo and her husband, Ralph of Lynn.  He was the brother of the late Andrew Hinterleitner of Revere and Mary Danforth of Quincy. Services were private.

Mary Biagiotti

Member of Courageous Generation and Mt. Carmel Society of St. Lazarus Parish

Mary E. (Lotti) Biagiotti of East Boston went home to the lord peacefully surrounded by her loving family on September 30.

She was a past member of the Courageous Generation and Mt. Carmel Society of St Lazarus Parish and volunteered for many years at JB Central High School North End with sewing classes.

She was the beloved wife of the late Anthony Biagiotti; devoted mother of Francis Biagiotti and his late wife, Joan, Jayne Biagiotti, Mary Biagiotti and Joseph Biagiotti and his wife, Joy, all of East Boston; cherished sister in law of Ralph Biagiotti of Medford and the late Ida Pienta; adored grandmother of Malinda Pulicari and her husband, Ronald, Anthony Biagiotti and Sarah Biagiotti and is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.

Her Funeral will be held from the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home, 971 Saratoga St., East Boston on Friday, October 5 at 9 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in celebration of her life at the Madonna Queen of the Universe Shrine, 150 Orient Ave. East Boston at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited. Visiting hours are today, Thursday, from 4 to 8 p.m.

In respect for the love and devotion Mary had for St. Lazarus Parish, memorial donations may be made in her memory to St. Joseph-St. Lazarus Church, 59 Ashley St., East Boston, ATTN: Building Fund. For more information:

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