Obituaries 12-19-2012

Guido ‘Bill’ Lombardi

GE Retiree

Guildo “Bill” Lombardi of Revere, formerly of Saugus, died on December 13 surrounded by his family at his home. He was 94 years old.

The husband of the late Carmella (Rizzo) Lombardi, he was born and raised in East Boston, the son of the late Pedro and Maddalena Lombardi. Mr. Lombardi was a graduate of English High School in Boston and retired from General Electric in Everett in 1983 after 39 years of service. He moved from Saugus to Revere in 1993.

Mr. Lombardi leaves one daughter, Madeline Fisher and her husband, Earl of Revere; two granddaughters, Lisa Bain and her husband, John and Barbara Fisher; one great granddaughter, Gabrielle and is also survived by many nieces and nephews. He was the brother of six late brothers and two late sisters.

Funeral arrangements were by the Bisbee-Porcella Funeral Home, Saugus. Burial was in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to All Care VNA Hospice, 16 City Hall Sq., Lynn, MA 01901. For condolences:

Arthur ‘Sonny’ Severino, Jr.

Stop and Shop Retiree

Arthur J. “Sonny” Severino, Jr. of Revere, formerly of Orient Heights East Boston, died on December 16.

A US Army veteran and a member of St. Francis Knights of Columbus, he was a former employee of Stop and Shop for more than 35 years.

He was the beloved husband of Joan (Flammia) Severino with whom he shared 57 years of marriage; loving father of Steven Severino and his wife, Madelyn and Karen Cipriani and her husband, John, all of Peabody and Robert Severino and his wife, Melissa of Revere; dear brother of Corine Ciulia of Taunton and the late Ann Marckini, Sandra Tontodonato, Richard and Anthony Severino; cherished grandfather of Rosalee, Giarose and Steven Severino, Jr. and Christine and Michael Cipriani.

His Funeral will be held from Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, 262 Beach Street, Revere, today, Wednesday, at 10 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Mary of the Assumption Church, Washington Avenue, Revere, at 11 a.m. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery. For directions and guest book:

Dominic ‘Dickie’ Tarantino

Malden DPW Retiree

Dominic A. “Dickie” Tarantino of Everett, formerly of Malden, died unexpectedly on December 15 at the Massachusetts General Hospital. He was 70 years old.

He was a US Army veteran, a retired employee of the City of Malden, DPW with 20 years of service and a member of the Malden Moose #1910,  he also worked for Malden Taxi and HomeDepot in Everett for many years.

Born in Malden and a longtime Malden resident before moving to Everett many years ago, he was the beloved husband of more than 48 years of Nancy J. (Dascoli);  dear and devoted father of Paul T. and his wife, Theresa of Malden, Mark J. and his wife, Elizabeth of Florida and Michael D. and his wife, Laura of Peabody; dear brother of Marie Buckelew and her husband, Roy of Revere, Joseph Tarantino and his wife, Nancy of East Boston and Josephine Epps of Lynnfield; loving grandfather of Nicholas, Antonio, Marcus, Joseph, Sophie, Dylan and Natalie Tarantino.

His Funeral will be held from the Cafasso & Sons Funeral Home, 65 Clark St.  (Corner of Main St.) Everett today, Wednesday, at 9 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Joseph’s Church, 770 Salem St., Malden, at 10 a.m.  Relatives and friends are respectfully invited.  Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett.  Contributions in his memory to the National Kidney Foundation, 11 Vanderbuilt Ave. Ste. 105, Norwood, MA 02062-5056, would be sincerely appreciated.

Rosalie Crone

Of East Boston

Rosalie M. (DiGenova) Crone died suddenly in East Boston on December 14.

She was the beloved wife of the late William W. Crone. mother of Sheila Troiano and her husband, Rocco of East Boston; grandmother of Rocco Troiano Jr. and Valerie Connors and her husband, Kevin and special great-grandmother to Liam William Connors.  She was the daughter of the late Phillie (Coviello) and Mario DiGenova and sister of the late Gennaro DiGenova.

A Funeral Mass was celebrated in the Sacred Heart Church followed by interment in Woodlawn Cemetery. Arrangements were by Magrath Funeral Home.

Catherine Stanziani

Lifelong and Devoted St. Lazarus Parishioner

Catherine (DeStefano) Stanziani of East Boston died on December 14.

A past member of Courageous Generation of St. Lazarus Parish, Mrs. Stanziani was a lifelong dedicated and devoted parishioner of St. Lazarus Parish, always willing to help in anyway she could and any way that she was needed and she did it with grace, dignity, and respect, as the way she lived her life with her God.

She was the beloved wife of the late Tuilio “Bill” Stanziani; devoted mother of William “Bill” Stanziani and his partner, Michael “Ande” Henderson of San Francisco; dear sister of George DeStefano Jr. and his late wife, Mary of East Boston, Richard DeStefano and his wife, Josephine of Malden, and the late Vincent “Snooky” DeStefano and his surviving wife, Claire of Salem. She is also survived by his many loving nieces and nephews.

A Mass of Christian burial in celebration of her life will be held in St. Joseph St. Lazarus Church. Ashley Street, East Boston, today, Wednesday, December 19 at 10 a.m. Visitation will be held in the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home, 971 Saratoga St., (Orient Heights), East Boston from 8 to 9:30 a.m. before leaving to go to church. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited. In honoring Mrs. Stanziani and in lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the charity of one’s choice . Services will conclude with Mrs. Stanziani being laid to rest with her beloved husband in St. Michael’s Cemetery, Boston. May they both rest in peace.

Warren McLea

Civil Engineer and Left Handed Pitcher for the Milwaukee Braves

Warren D. McLea  of East Boston, formerly of Charlestown and Wellesley, died on December 13.

A past member of the Skating Club of Boston and the Jeffries Point Yacht Club, he was a graduate of Northeastern University. Mr. McLea was a gymnast, baseball and hockey player and a left handed pitcher for the Milwaukee Braves. He was a Civil Engineer living in Brazil for four years and Kuwait for two and he last worked on the Big Dig

He was the beloved husband of Ann G. (Green) McLea;  devoted father of Glenn McLea and his wife, Daniela of Tennessee, Susan McCarth and her husband, Michael of Bridgewater, Carolyn Hollingsworth of California. Diane McLea of Florida and Alison McLea of California; dear brother of Kenneth McLea of California, Norman McLea of Wellesley and the late Jeanne Adzigian; cherished grandfather of Jennifer, Zachary and Alexander McLea, Brandon, Cameron and Madison Walker Michaela and Kaitlin McCarthy and 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 Woodlawn Cemetery in Wellesley. To honor Mr McLea and in lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Don Orione Home, 111 Orient Avenue, East Boston 02128 Activity Account and/or Seasons Hospice & Palliative Care, 275 Grove St., Suite 3-102, Newton 02466. For more information, please visit

Phillip Brooks

Of Haverhill, formerly of Revere

Phillip J. Brooks of Haverhill, a former lifelong resident of Shirley Avenue, Revere, died on December 11.

A former US Marine, he was the beloved father of Laura Brooks of Virginia and Anthony Brooks of Florida; loving uncle of Heidi and Chris Bonsall, Nadeaja Kingsberry and Bernard Christie.

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

Robyn Stack

Of Newburyport, formerly of East Boston

Stack Robyn of Newburyport, formerly of East Boston, died on December 10.

She was the  loving daughter of the late John and Marylou (Barrasso) Stack; beloved mother of Matthew and Zachary of Newburyport;  dear sister of Robert Stack and his wife, Patricia Stack of Wakefield, Eric Stack and his wife, Michelle of East Boston and the late Jonathan Dampolo. She is also survived by her many fond nieces,nephews and cousins.

Visiting hours will be on Saturday, December 22 from 2 to 5 p.m. in the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home, 971 Saratoga St. (Orient Heights) East Boston followed by a prayer service at 5 p.m. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited. For more information, visit:

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