NE Tel Lineman and Member of VFW
Edward B. Parow of East Boston, formerly of Chelsea, died at home on January 9. He was 71 years old.
Born and raised in Chelsea and a graduate of Chelsea High School, he served in the U.S. Army during Vietnam, the National Guard and was a Disabled American Veteran.
Ed resided in Chelsea for most of his life, Malden for several years and East Boston for the past eight years. He worked as a Lineman for New England Telephone Company for many years. Ed was a member of the V.F. W. Post in Chelsea and enjoyed spending time with his family.
He was the caring brother of Kenneth Parow and his wife, Theresa of Chelsea, George Parow and his late wife, Barbara of Florida and the late Robert Parow and Walter Parow and his wife, Helen of North Reading. He was the former brother in law of the late Mary Parow and is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews.
His Funeral will be held from the Gately Funeral Home 79 W. Foster St., Melrose today, Wednesday, January 23 at 11a.m. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend. Visiting hours will be held prior to the service from 9 to 11 a.m. Burial will follow in the VA National Cemetery in Bourne. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Ed’s name to the Chelsea Soldiers Home 91 Crest Ave., Chelsea, MA 02150. For directions, obituary and to sign on line condolences, visit www.gatelyfh.com
Of East Boston
Antonio Parco of East Boston died on January 20.
He was the beloved husband of Grace (Locinto) Parco; loving father of Jennie Holland and her husband, Ronald of East Boston and Pasquale Parisi of Revere; cherished grandfather of Jacquelyn Solari and her husband, Jeffrey of Sturbridge and Kimberly Holland of Rochester, NH; great-grandfather of Grace and Jonathan Solari of Sturbridge and Promise Holland-Willwerth of Rochester, NH. He is also survived by a brother and two sisters in Italy and by many loving nieces and nephews.
The family will receive visitors on Thursday from 9 to 10:30 a.m. in the Rapino Memorial Home, 9 Chelsea St. (Maverick Sq.) East Boston followed by a Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated in Sacred Heart Church, corner of Brooks and Paris Streets, East Boston at 11 a.m. For online condolences and/or directions, please visit www.rapinomemorialhome.com
Of East Boston
Arcangelo DePasquale of East Boston, formerly of Italy, died on January 18.
He was the bBeloved husband of Elia (Graziano) of East Boston; devoted father of Alfonso and Antonio DePasquale of East Boston and the dear brother in law of Elizabeth Freda.
His Funeral will be held from the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home, 971 Saratoga St. (Orient Heights) East Boston today, Wednesday, January 23 at 9 a.m. with a Mass of Christian Burial in Celebration of Arcangelo’s life in Sacred Heart Church, Brooks Street, East Boston at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited. Services will conclude with Entombment in Woodlawn Mausoleum.
Of East Boston
Gennaro Sarno of East Boston, formerly of Avellino, Italy, died on January 18.
He was the beloved husband of more than 52 years of Rema (Fiore); devoted father of Giuseppe Sarno of East Boston and Ersilia Sarno of North Carolina; dear brother of Concetta Rotondi and Ferdinando Sarno, both of Italy and cherished grandfather of Sofia Gore.
His Funeral will be held from the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home, 971 Saratoga St. (Orient Heights) East Boston on Thursday, January 24 at 9 a.m. with a Mass of Christian Burial in celebration of his life at Sacred Heart Church, Brooks Street at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited. Visiiting hours are today, Wednesday, from 4 to 8 p.m. The Funeral home is handicapped accessible, children’s lounge available, courtesy valet parking front entrance of funeral home. For complimentary transportation to and from funeral home please call 617 569 0990; ample off street parking available with attendant in our parking lots. Services will conclude with Mr. Sarno being laid to rest in Woodlawn Cemetery. For more information: www.ruggieromh.com
Former East Boston Resident
Peter DeRuosi, formerly of East Boston, died in Chelsea on January 16.
A US Army veteran of the Korean Conflict, he was the beloved husband of the late Michelina (D’India); father of Anthony Theodore of Ipswich, Elaine Erickson of Melrose, Marie Partee and Dorothy Hoey, both of East Boston and the late John and George Theodore; brother of Mary Roach and Dolores LaMattina, both of East Boston, David DeRuosi of Tewksbury, Sylvester “Sully” DeRuosi of New Hampshire and the late Susan DeRosa, Joseph, Richard and Angelo “Shorty” DeRuosi. He is also survived by three generations of grandchildren. Funeral arrangements were by the Magrath Funeral Home, East Boston. Burial with Military Honors was in Woodlawn Cemetery. Donations in his memory to Chelsea Soldiers’ Home, ATTN: John Davis, 91 Crest Ave, Chelsea, MA 02150 would be appreciated. MagrathFuneralHome.com
Worked at Suffolk Downs For More than 40 Years
Marie M. (Pierni) Gaglione of East Boston died on January 17.
A member of Local 123 and a past employee of Suffolk Downs for more than 40 years, she was the beloved wife of over 55 years to Michael Gaglione; devoted mother of Loretta Gorman and her husband, William of Salem, New Hampshire and Raymond and his wife, Karen of East Boston; dear sister of Samuel Pierni and Blanche Catania, both of East Boston and the late Theodore and Alex Pierni; cherished grandmother of GinaMarie and Krista and is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.
Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home (Orient Heights) East Boston. Mrs. Gaglione was laid to rest in Puritan Lawn Memorial Park, Peabody. For more information: www.ruggieromh.com
Of Revere, formerly of East Boston
Nicholas G. Carangelo of Revere, formerly of East Boston, died on January 16.
Nicholas served his country honorably as a US Marine during the Korean Conflict.
He was the beloved husband of Elena (Cataruolo) Carangelo with whom he shared 30 years of marriage; loving father of Gregory Carangelo and his wife, Maria of Revere, Sabrina Colombo and her husband, James of Peabody, Nicholas Carangelo of Maine, Pamela Corrado and her husband, Joe of Winthrop and Brendalee Scolaro and her husband, Peter of East Boston. He was the dear brother of Domenic Carangelo and his wife, JoAnn of Melrose, Carmella Traniello and her husband, John of Medford and the late James Carangelo; brother in law of Michael Cataruolo and his wife, Patricia of Watertown; cherished grandfather of Jared, Nicholas, Ashley, JJ, John, Alycia, Olivia, Taylor and Nick. He is also survived by many loving niecesand nephews.
Funeral arrangements were by Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, Revere. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. For guest book: www.vazzafunerals.com
Of East Boston
Aida (Zerola) Bartolomeo of East Boston died on January 16.
She was the loving mother of Bernice Caldarelli and her husband, Ronald of Revere and Robert Bartolomeo and his wife, Christine of Peabody; dear sister of Virginia Gatti of Saugus and the late Frank, Bruno, Charles, Muffy Zerola, Millie Covino and Anna Mulone; cherished grandmother of Melissa and Ronald Caldarelli, Jake and Tina Marie Bartolomeo; great grandmother of Dylan and Zoe Caldarelli and is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.
Funeral arrangements were by Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, Revere. Burial was in Puritan Lawn Cemetery, Peabody. For guest book: www.vazzafuneral.com.
Of East Boston
Lorraine A. (Laramie) LaVertue of East Boston, formerly of Laconia, NH, died on January 16.
She was the beloved wife of the late George A.; devoted mother of Annette D’Agostino and her husband, Richard and Robert A. LaVertue, all of East Boston, Ronald and his wife, Diane of Winthrop, Linda Lockhart and her husband, Raymond and Rita Buono and her husband, James, all of East Boston and the late George and his surviving wife, Barbara of Wilmington. She was pre deceased by four sisters and two brothers and was the cherished grandmother of 13 and adored great grandmother of 21. She is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.
Funeral arrangements were by the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home (Orient Heights) East Boston. Mrs. LaVertue was laid to rest in Holy Cross Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to American Diabetes Assoc., 330 Congress St. 5th floor, Boston 02210. For more information: www.ruggieromh.
Of Chelsea, formerly of East Boston
Ruth Gretsky passed away at the Chelsea Jewish Nursing Home on January 20 after a short illness. She was 91 years old.
Born in East Boston to the late Morris Gretsky and Bessie (Philips), she was educated in the East Boston Schools and graduated from East Boston High School. She worked in various retail sales positions over the years and later in life as a telemarketer for the Boston Globe.
She was the dear twin sister and devoted care giver of the late Sylvia Hart of Chelsea and the devoted sister of the late Joseph Gretsky and the late Mary Goldstein of Chelsea as well as the late Rena Greenfield of Brookline, , the late Harold Gretsky of Dorchester, and the late Henry Gretsky of Quincy . She is survived by her loving nephews Robert Hart of Beverly Hills, CA and Dr. Allen Greenfield of Brookline, as well as by numerous nieces, nephews and cousins throughout the Greater Boston area.
Services will be held at the Torf Funeral Chapel, 151 Washington Street, Chelseas, Thursday, January 24 at 11a.m. Internment will be at the Chelsea Chevra Kadisha Cemetery, 232 Fuller Street, Everett. Remembrances in Ruth’s memory may be made to the Chelsea Jewish Nursing Home Foundation. Visit www.torffuneralservice.com for guest book and directions.