Obituaries 10-17-2012

Mary Sherman

East Boston Resident

Mary Sherman of East Boston died on October 13 at Winthrop Place in Winthrop. She was 92 years old.

Visiting hours will be from 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday, today, the Our Chapel of the Resurrection at Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, 262 Beach Street, Revere with a service at 11 a.m. with Father Vincent Gianni. Burial will follow at St. Michael’s Cemetery in Boston.

Ronald DiIeso

Of Winchester, formerly of East Boston

Ronald DiIeso of Winchester, formerly of East Boston, died on October 13.

He was 78 years old.

Born on Lubec St East Boston.  A former draftsman for Honeywell, a member of the Jenks Community Center and a US Army veteran, son of the late Donato and Mary  DiIeso, he was the beloved husband of Mary (D’Aloia); devoted father of Donna DiIeso and James Orsini; dear brother of Ann Lamberti of Winthrop, and the late Paul, James, George, Josephine Aceto and Gloria Trupasso and is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.

His Funeral will be held from the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons Funeral Home, 128 Revere St., Revere today, Wednesday, October 17 at 10 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Anthony’s Church at 11 a.m. Relatives and friends are kindly invited. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Lung Association, 460 Totten Pond Rd., Waltham, MA 02451. For guest book, please visit

Stephen Arciero

Orient Heights Resident

Stephen D. Arciero of Orient Heights, East Boston, died on October 11.

He was the cherished son of Marianne (Lombardi) Arciero; dear brother of Richard Arciero and his wife, Diane, John Arciero and Lisa Arciero Bocchino and her husband, Michael, all of Boston; fond uncle of Danielle and Kristen Arciero and Michael and Victoria Lee Bocchino.

Funeral arrangements were by Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, Revere. Burial was private. For guest book:

Leanora Kretas

Of Maine, formerly of East Boston and Revere

Leanora (D’Ambrosio) Kretas, formerly of Revere and East Boston, died in Lebanon, ME following a brief illness on October 12. She was 88 years old.

She was a retiree of Mass. Eye & Ear Infirmary and Hart Caterers, a member of Revere Women of the Moose #1272 and the AFL CIO-Local #55 Food & Beverage.

She was the wife of the late John Kretas; devoted mother of George A. Kretas and his wife, Maria of Wakefield, Paul R. Kretas and his wife, Elaine of No. Berwick, ME and the late Major John M. Kretas, Special Forces-U.S. Army; dear sister of Phyllis Restiano and her husband, Donald “Rusty” of So. Berwick, ME and the late John, Gaetano “Guy,” Ralph D’Ambrosio, Mary Grasso and Philomena D’Ambrosio; cherished grandmother of George Kretas of Malden, Stephanie Strongosky and her husband, Jamie of Stoneham, John M. Kretas, Jr. of Florida, Laurie Kretas of Chandler, AZ, Amy Kretas and her husband, Richard Higgins of Huntington Beach, CA, Matthew Kretas and his wife, Melanie of Groton, Tara Ragucci and her husband, Louis of Wilmington and Christopher T. Kretas of Manhattan, NY. She is also lovingly survived by 12 great-grandchildren, Sarah, Jacy, Leah, Sullivan, Sarena, Ava, Steele, Natalie, Aiden, Mason, Gavin and Alexandra and by many nieces and nephews.

Family and friends are invited to visit with the family today, Wednesday, October 17 in the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Rt. 107), Revere beginning at 10 a.m. followed by the funeral service in the funeral home at 12 Noon. Burial will be at Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Children’s Hospital, 300 Longwood Ave., Boston, MA 02115. For further information and directions visit

Carol Ann Genualdo

Revere Resident

Carol Ann (DeSisto) Genualdo of Revere died on October 12.

The cherished daughter of the late Joseph and Helen (Moschella) DeSisto, she was the beloved wife of Philip Genualdo Sr.; loving mother of Joseph Genualdo and his wife, Carolyn of Malden, Philip Genualdo Jr. and his wife, Louise of Peabody, Garry Genauldo and his husband, Alan Murray of Florida and Jodie Genualdo of Revere and her treasured canine companion, Suzie.  She was the cherished grandmother of Anthony, Bianca and Joei-Lynn; dear sister of Rita Krassnoff and her husband, Larry of Revere and is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by The Kirby-Rapino Memorial Home, East Boston. Memorial donations may be made to: VNA Hospice Care, 100 Trade Center, G-500, Woburn, MA 01801.  For online condolences, visit:

Phyllis Miraglia

Of Woburn, formerly of East Boston

Phyllis (Turco) Miraglia of Woburn, formerly of East Boston, died on October 10.

She was the beloved wife of the late William F.; mother of Paula Ouellette and her husband, Gene of Woburn and William T. Miraglia (Boston EMS) and his wife, Virginia of Wilmington; sister of Anthony Turco of Haverhill and the late Salvatore “Lee” Turco, Rose Carabufalo and Dorothy Mammolette; grandmother of Scott Ouellette and his wife, Cara, Danielle Goldfarb and her husband, Robert, Michael MacNeil, Kevin and Mark Miraglia and great-grandmother of Dean Ouellette and a Goldfarb baby soon to be born. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Magrath Funeral Home, East Boston. Burial was in Puritan Lawn Memorial Park. Memorial donations to the Italian Home for Children, 1125 Centre St., Jamaica Plain, MA 02130 would be appreciated.

Guido ‘Jim’ DeLeo

Watertown Resident

Guido “Jim” DeLeo of Watertown died on October 9.

He was the beloved husband of the late Clara V. (Carracini) DeLeo; father of Cynthia DeLeo of Waltham, Diane Hyde of Watertown and James and his wife, Sharon DeLeo of Burlington; grandfather of Stephanie, Amy and Danny; brother of Achille DeLeo of East Boston; cousin of Ann Fiermonte of Needham and Joe Todesca of East Boston and is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by The DeVito Funeral Home, Watertown. Burial was at Mt. Auburn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Greater Waltham ARC, 56 Chestnut St., Waltham, MA 02453. To send a condolence visit,

Shanelle Jean Abric

Revere School Bus Monitor

Shanelle Jean Abric of Revere, formerly of East Boston died unexpectedly on October 7. She was 30 years old.

A graduate of East Boston High School, Class of 2000 and a bus monitor for the Revere School System, she was the beloved daughter of Louis P. Abric, IV of Revere and Alice P. Colantonio of Malden; cherished sister of Louis P. Abric, V, Philip L. Abric and Anthony F. Pirelli, all of Revere; adored granddaughter of Louis P. Abric, III and his wife, Joanne of Winthrop and the late Jeannette M. “Jean” Abric and the late Alice and John Colantonio; dear niece of Cheryl Mei of Lynn. She is also lovingly survived by her boyfriend, Paul Peters of Malden and her faithful canine companion, “Scooby Doo” and several other aunts, uncles and cousins.

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the MSPCA-Angell, 350 So. Huntington Ave., Boston, MA 02130-9923,. Arrangements were under the direction of Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals of Revere.

John Winn

Teamsters Union Member

John H. Winn of Lynn, formerly of East Boston, died suddenly on October 2.

A member of the Teamsters Union Local 25, he was the beloved son of the late Doris E. (Noble) and Harold E. Winn Sr. ; brother of Joseph M. and his wife, Susan and Marion V., all of East Boston, and the late Thomas S. and Harold E. Winn Jr. and loving companion of the late Rosalie Famingnetti. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Arrangements were by the Magrath Funeral Home, East Boston. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the American Cancer Society would be appreciated.

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