Former Boston Public Library Employee
Adeline R. Corrado of Revere died on December 24 at the Whidden Memorial Hospital. She was 89 years old.
Born in East Boston, she graduated from Revere High School, Class of 1942, and was a former employee of the Boston Public Library.
She was the beloved daughter of the late Pasquale and Lucy (Fredestefano) Corrado; devoted sister of John E. and his wife, Paula and Joseph P. and his wife, Ann, all of Revere and is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.
At the request of the family, all services are private. Arrangements were by the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Italian Home for Children, 1125 Centre St., Jamaica Plain MA 02130. For guest book, please visit www.Buonfiglio.com
Of Orient Heights
Phyllis M. (Frederico) Erickson of Orient Heights East Boston died on December 21 at the Kaplan Family Hospice of Danvers following a long and valiant battle with ovarian cancer. She was 77 years old.
Born and raised in East Boston and a 1953 graduate of East Boston High School, she was a daughter of the late Joseph S. Frederico and Esther (Schiavo) Frederico. While her dad was a patient at the Don Orione Nursing Home, she became involved with the volunteer services at Don Orione and subsequently worked at the Gift Shop for several years.
The wife of the late William F. Erickson who died in October of 2004, she was the devoted mother of Esta A. Panora of Orient Heights, East Boston and Steven E. Panora and his wife, Carol of Malden; cherished grandmother of Stephanie Panora and Jamie Goad; dear sister of Connie Surette of Beverly and is also lovingly survived by Jennifer Hovey and her husband, Phillip of Andover, CT; her great grandson, Vincent; her longtime devoted friend, Albano Tassinari of East Boston; several caring nieces, nephews and faithful friends.
A Funeral Mass was celebrated on Christmas Eve Morning at St. Joseph-St. Lazarus Church, East Boston with funeral arrangements by the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, Revere. Private burial will be held in the spring. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Hospice of the North Shore & Greater Boston, 75 Sylvan St., Danvers, MA 01923. For more information, visit: www.vertuccioandsmith.com
William ‘Papa’ Pothier
Of Malden, formerly of East Boston
William A. “Papa” Pothier of Malden, formerly of East Boston, died on December 18.
A US Air Force veteran of the Korean Conflict, he was the beloved husband for 52 years of Estelle (Doucet); dedicated Father, Role Model and Friend to Paul Pothier and his wife, Mary Ellen of Wilmington, Thomas Pothier and his wife, Robin of Tewksbury, Suzanne Olszak and her husband, John of Danvers, Peter Pothier and his wife, Debbie of Townsend, Joanne Catizone and her husband, Dante of Tewksbury, Roxanne Bournazian and her husband, Harry of Franklin and Leanne Guzman and her husband, Ignacio of Everett; son of the late Laurene and Ann Genevieve (Cotreau) Pothier; brother of Edwin Pothier of Revere, James Pothier of Taunton, Marjorie Delorey of East Boston, Ann Kramer of Taunton and the late Emilie Mascis; beloved grandfather to 27 beautiful grandchildren and one great granddaughter.
Funeral arrangements were by the Carroll Funeral Home, Malden. Burial was at St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Stoneham. In lieu of flowers, please make personal donations to Hallmark Health Visiting Nurse Assoc. and Hospice, 178 Savin St., Suite 300, Malden, MA 02148. www.carrollfh.com
John Lovetere, Jr.
Of Revere, formerly of East Boston
John J. Lovetere, Jr. of Revere, formerly of East Boston, died on Decemer 21 following a long illness.
A US Army veteran of World War II, he was the former proprietor of Angelo’s Gulf Station of Winthrop for over 20 years and a retiree of the Chelsea Office of the Food & Drug Administration.
He was the beloved husband of 60 years of Audrey E. (Fogarty); devoted father of Joyce J. Misci and her husband, John and Elizabeth A. Pesce, all of Revere; devoted grandfather of: Melyssa J. Perkins and her husband, Jamie of West Peabody, Bryan A. Misci and his wife, Kim of Lynn, Krystin L. and Adam M. Misci and Tyla Elizabeth Pesce, all of Revere; dear brother of Joseph Lovetere and his wife, Rose of Brockton, Francis Lovetere and his wife, Joanne, Charles Lovetere and his wife, Charlene, James Lovetere and Jimmy, Thomas Lovetere and his wife, Donna, all of Florida and the late Angelo Lovetere. He is also lovingly survived by his sister-in-law, Linda Lovetere of Florida and by many nieces, nephews, grand-nieces and grand-nephews.
Funeral arrangements were by the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, Revere. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to your favorite charity . For more information visit: www.vertuccioandsmith.com.
Pasquale ‘Pat’ Dichio
Pasquale A. “Pat” Dichio of Quincy died on December 23. He was 90 years old.
A retired self-employed accountant in Stoughton and a former accountant of N.H.D. Stores, he was a longtime active parishioner of St. Mary’s Church and a US Navy veteran of World War II.
He was the beloved husband of the late Mary E. (Dinn); devoted stepfather of Robert Childs and his wife, Donna of Reading and Scott Childs and his wife, Kathy of Nashua, NH; cherished grandfather of Robert, Christopher, Kelly and Amy Childs, Jessica Teixeira, Samantha BelBruno, and 10 loving great grandchildren; brother of Nancy Molino and Salvatore Dichio, both of Florida and the late Ellen Di Ieso and Lucille MacDonnell. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews.
Arrangements were the Alfred D. Thomas Funeral Home, Milton (617) 696-4200 www.alfreddthomas.com
Americo ‘Rico’ Marcucci
Of Saugus, formerly of East Boston
Americo ‘Rico” Marcucci of Saugus, formerly of East Boston, died on December 23. He was in his 94th year.
He was the beloved husband of the late Angela (Durante) Marcucci with whom he shared 66 years of marriage; loving father of Robert Marcucci and his wife, Donna, of Florida, Richard Marcucci of Hudson and Gerry Miller and her husband, Nelson of Saugus; dear brother of the late Josephine Fraticelli and Armando Marcucci; cherished grandfather of eight and great grandfather of nine.
Funeral arrangements were by Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, 262 Beach St., Revere. Burial was in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Saugus Senior Center, 466 Central Avenue, Saugus, MA 01906. For guest book: www.vazzafunerals.com.
Thomas Johnston Carideo
East Boston Fire Lieutenant
Thomas Johnston Carideo of East Boston died on December 23.
A US Army veteran of Viet Nam, he was a Boston Firefighter Lieutenant, Engine 5 East Boston.
He was the beloved husband of Barbara (Moretti) Carideo; dear brother of John of Billerica and Daniel of East Boston and is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.
Funeral arrangements were by the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home (Orient Heights) East Boston. In lieu of flowers, in honoring Mr. Carideo, memorial donations may be made to Shriners Hospital, 51 Blossom St., Boston 02114. For more information: www.ruggieromh.com,
Of Winthrop, formerly of East Boston
Margaret (Tedesco) Martucci of Winthrop, formerly of East Boston, died on December 20.
She was the beloved wife of the late Augustino “Gus” Martucci with whom she shared many years of marriage; loving mother of Anthony Martucci and his wife, Mary Ellen “Minnie” and Domenic Martucci, all of Winthrop and Margherita Lombardi of Danton and her late husband, Vincent; dear sister of Helen DeFeo of Chelsea, Louise Frongillo of East Boston and the late Mary Silva and Jennie “Jay” Chisari; cherished grandmother of nine and great grandmother of 12.
Funeral arrangements were by Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, Revere. Burial was in the Belle Isle Section of Winthrop cemetery. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made in her name to St. John the Evangelist Church, 320 Winthrop Avenue, Winthrop, MA 02152. For guest book: www.vazzafunerals.com
Of Saugus, formerly of East Boston
William S. Ciampa of Saugus, formerly of Melrose and East Boston, died on December 22.
A US Army veteran of World War II, he was the loving husband of 31 years to Mary Grant Ciampa and the late Laura (Leni) Ciampa; father of Dr. Julia Grant Ciampa of Saugus, Mary Hansen and her husband, Jay of Maine and William S. Ciampa Jr. of Nevada; grandfather of Laura and Mariah Hansen; brother of the late John, Guy and Alfred Ciampa and Mary Indorato.
Funeral arrangements were by the Gately Funeral Home, Melrose. Burial was at Wyoming Cemetery in Melrose. Memorial contributions may be made to the VNA of Middlesex -East & Visiting Nurse Hospice, 607 North Ave., Wakefield, MA 01880. For obituary. to send a message of condolence or to view an online tribute, please visit: www.gatelyfh.com.
Of Humarock, formerly of East Boston
Rosemarie S. (LaRosa) Miranda of Humarock, formerly of Jamaica Plain and East Boston, died on December 20.
A past president of the St. John’s Jr. League of Quincy, she was the beloved wife of the late Arthur A. Miranda; loving mother of Joanne Hurley and her husband, John and their children, Jonny, Juliet Hurley and her husband, Tony DeRubeis, Aleta Halliday and her husband, Keven and their children, Travis, Jared and his wife, Cory, and Brandon, Rosemarie Stone and her husband, Philip and their children, David, Tony and Elise Antonino, Anthony and Christopher Stone; loving sister of Anthony LaRosa and Maryann Marmo; sister-in-law of Elaine DiPietro. Funeral arrangements were by the Robert J. Lawler & Crosby Funeral Home, West Roxbury. Burial was in St. Joseph Cemetery. Member and past president of the St. John’s Jr. League of Quincy. Donations may be made in Rosemarie’s memory to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital , 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105. www.lawlerfuneralhome.com
Of Malden, formerly of East Boston
Alice (Colantonio) Graham of Malden, formerly of East Boston, died unexpectedly on December 18.
The beloved wife of David Graham with whom she shared eight years of marriage, she was the loving mother of Louis and Philip Abric, both of Revere, David Graham of Woburn and Matthew Graham of Malden and the late Shanelle Jean Abric; dear sister of John Colantonio of New Hampshire, Richard and Mark Colantonio of East Boston, Rhonda Ambrosino and Elaine Colantonio of Revere and the late Bart Colantonio.
Funeral arrangements were by Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, Revere. Burial was in Puritan Lawn Cemetery, Peabody. For guestbook. www.vazzafunerals.com.