Member of the Winthrop Catholic Women’s Club and the Winthrop Senior Center
Florence M. McAdams of Lincoln Street, Winthrop passed away suddenly at the Massachusetts General Hospital on January 26. She was 66 years old.
Born in Manhattan, she was the beloved daughter of the late Grace M. (Hendrickson) and Michael Lynch. A resident of Winthrop since 1976, she was employed as a waitress for many years at the Downtown Club. She was also a member of the Winthrop Catholic Women’s Club and the Winthrop Senior Center.
She was the devoted wife of the late James W. McAdams and the loving mother of James W. McAdams, Jr. of Winthrop, Sally Ann Siriani and her husband, Ken of Nahant and Michael McAdams and his wife, Michelle of East Bridgewater; the dear sister of Grace Caddell, Stephen T. Lynch and Michael Lynch, all of New York and Eileen Lynch of East Boston; the cherished grandmother of Anabelle, Julia, Ryan, Luke and Alex.
Her funeral will be conducted from the Ernest P. Caggiano and Son-O’Maley Funeral Home 147 Winthrop St., Winthrop on Thursday, January 31 at 9 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. John the Evangelist Church,, 320 Winthrop St., Winthrop at 10 a.m. Burial will follow the Mass in the Belle Isle Section of Winthrop Cemetery.
Of Peabody, formerly of Winthrop
Filippa (Bonura) Minafo of Peabody, formerly of Winthrop, died on January 27.
The beloved wife of the late Paolo Minafo, she was the loving mother of Salvatore and his wife, Corradina of Sicily, Onofrio and his wife, Antonietta of Shrewsbury, and Joseph and his wife, Rosemary of Peabody; cherished grandmother of Paul of Peabody, Matthew and Michael of Shrewsbury and Filippa, Rosalia and Alex of Italy; dear sister of Vincenza and Rosalia, both of Italy and the late Tina and Salvatore. She is also survived by loving nieces and nephews.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated today, Wednesday, in Sacred Heart Church, corner of Brooks and Paris Streets, East Boston at 10 a.m. Services will conclude with interment in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. Donations in her memory may be made to: East Boston Central Catholic School, 69 London St., East Boston, MA 02128. For online condolences and/or directions, please visit: www.rapinomemorialhome.com
Of Revere, formerly of East Boston
James Pearson of Revere, formerly of East Boston, died on January 16.
A US Marine Corps Vietnam veteran, he was the loving father of Boston Police Officer Paula Pearson of Boston; dear brother of Roseanne Racine and her husband, Bill of Connecticut, Virginia Curnane of East Boston, John L. Smith and his wife, Rosemarie of Saugus and Robert Smith of Revere and the cherished grandfather of Brittani Robinson and Zahndreya Griffin.
Committal was private. Arrangements were by Vazza Funeral Home, www.vazzafunerals.com.
Of East Boston
Louise Simonelli of East Boston died on January 22.
She was the cherished daughter of the late Angelo and Raffaella (DiFiumeri) Simonelli; dear sister of Irene Moscariello and her husband, Salvatore “Sully” of Reading and several late siblings. She is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.
Funeral arrangements were by Vazza’s “Beachwood” Funeral Home, Revere. Burial was in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made in her name to The Home for Little Wanderers, 271 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02115. For guestbook: www.vazzafunerals.com
Of East Boston
Stephen J. Wall of East Boston died on January 9.
He was the devoted father of Stephen Jr. and Kathleen Sablone; dear brother of Jay Harrington of North Carolina, Kathey Woodruff of Berkley, Glen Curtis of Winthrop, Marsha Malone of Milton, Billy Curtis of Florida, Leonard Curtis of East Boston, Gary Curtis of Norfolk, Eunice Couch of South Carolina, C. Daniel Curtis of Burlington, Richard Curtis of Revere and Margaret Bigwood of Framingham and the loving son of the late David and Doris Bigwood. He is also survived by many fond nieces and nephews.
In accordance with Mr. Wall’s wishes, his body was donated to Harvard Medical School for educational research. A memorial service will be announced at a later date. Arrangements were under the personal care of Ruggiero Family Memorial Home. For more information: www.ruggieromh.com
Retired Dietary Aide; Giving Was Her Greatest Virtue
Annette Fucillo of Bowdoin Street, Winthrop passed away at the Beth Israel Hospital in Boston on January 18 surrounded by her loving children and her husband of 65 years. She was 89 years old.
Born in Boston, she was the daughter of the late Concetta (Cessa) and Michael Eruzione. A resident of East Boston, she moved to Winthrop in 1958. Prior to her retirement, she was employed as a dietary aide for more than 30 years. She was a member of the Winthrop High School Mother’s Club and St. John’s CYO and enjoyed playing Bingo and trips to Foxwoods. However, her greatest love was her children and her grandchildren. Giving was her greatest virtue.
She was the loving wife of Anthony C. Fucillo and mother of Anthony Fucillo and his wife, Carolyn of Winthrop, Gail Conlon and her husband, the Honorable Albert Conlon, Linda Breau and her husband, Robert of Winthrop, Laurie Fucillo of Lynn and Richard Fucillo of Winthrop. She was the dear twin sister of Anne Jaworski, and her husband, Jerry of Winthrop, Eugene “Jeep” Eruzione of Winthrop and the late Mary Albano, Phyllis Manzo and Vincent Eruzione and the cherished grandmother of 12. She also leaves many loving nieces and nephews.
Her Funeral was conducted from the Ernest P. Caggiano and Son-O’Maley Funeral Home, Winthrop on Tuesday, January 22 followed by a funeral mass in St. John the Evangelist Church. Rev. Peter Graziano celebrated the mass and offered prayers at the interment in the Belle Isle section of Winthrop Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to Winthrop Charities, 28 Thornton St. Winthrop. MA 02152. To sign the online guestbook go to www.caggianofuneralhome.com.
Talented Business Woman and Life of the Party
Yvonne (Tufo) Salvaggio of Peabody, formerly of East Boston, died on January 27.
Yvonne worked immediately following high school graduation for Shawmut Bank in Boston embarking on a lifelong career path in business management for which she had a tremendous talent.
For four decades, she was the accounting backbone for several businesses that she and her husband owned and operated, including R&A Automotive of East Boston and Peabody and several real estate development projects.
She founded and managed Sizzlin Hair Design in East Boston where the salon continues to thrive today over 23 years later.
For several years, Yvonne worked in the business office supporting the Superintendent of Lynnfield Public Schools.
Traveling the world with her husband, family and friends was a tremendous source of happiness for Yvonne who many considered the life of the party.
She could dance a mean Twist.
Petite in stature, Yvonne’s determination, fearlessness and strong will were as large as life itself.
Raising a beautiful family with her beloved Tony by her side and sharing in the lives of her eight precious grandchildren were by far the greatest joys of her life.
The beloved wife of Anthony “Tony” Salvaggio, she was the cherished daughter of Maria (Mormile) Tufo and the late Anthony Tufo; loving mother of Joseph A. Salvaggio and his wife, Erika, Michelle Capurso and her husband, Paul all of Peabody and Maria Salvaggio of Danvers; dear sister of Maria Travaglini and her husband, Joseph of Peabody and the late Anthony Tufo; cherished grandmother of Anthony Salvaggio, Brittany Casaletto, Alexis, Kristina, and Michael Salvaggio, Bridgette Brennan, Nicolette and Paul Capurso. She is also lovingly survived by many nieces and nephews.
Her Funeral will be held from Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, 262 Beach Street, Revere on Thursday morning at 8:30 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Anthony’s Church, Revere at 10 a.m. Family and friends may visit today, Wednesday, from 4 to 8 p.m. Entombment will be at Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. In lieu of flowers ,remembrances may be made in Yvonne’s name to Dana Faber Cancer Institute, PO Box 849168, Boston, MA 02284 or Hospice of the North Shore, 75 Sylvan St. B-102, Danvers, Ma 01923. For guestbook and directions www.vazzafunerals.com
Francis ‘Frank’ Grillo
Of Revere, formerly of East Boston
Francis “Frank” Grillo of Revere, formerly of East Boston, died on January 28.
He was the loving father of Frank and his wife, Doris of Saugus, Thomas and his wife, Janice of Lynnfield and Samantha Amico and her husband, Michael of Winthrop; dear brother of Kenneth Grillo and his wife, Mary Ann of Lakeville and the late Thomas Grillo and Mary Lou Cahoon; cherished grandfather of Tyler, Tarin, Frank III, Nicholas and Richard Grillo and Alex Amico. He is also lovingly survived by many nieces and nephews.
His Funeral will be held from Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, 262 Beach Street, Revere on Friday morning at 11:am. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St Anthony’s Church Revere at 12 o’clock. Family and friends may visit Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m. Committal will be private. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made in his name to VNA of Middlesex East &Visiting Nurse Hospice, 607 North Ave., STE 17 Wakefield, MA 01880.For guestbook and directions www.vazzafunerals.com