Late Proprietor of Chatham Food Mart of Lynn
Robert A. Scopa of East Boston died on March 23 after a long illness.
The late proprietor of Chatham Food Mart of Lynn, he was the beloved husband of Anna Marie (Venti) Scopa; loving father of Stephanie Scopa of East Boston; dear brother of Joseph Scopa of Florida and the late Ralph Scopa, Frances Quarentello, Anna Ciardo and Lorraine Fama. He is also survived by many loving nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.
His Funeral will be held from Vazza s Beechwood Funeral Home, 262 Beach St.Revere, today, Wednesday at 8:30 a.m.followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in the Sacred Heart Church, 45 Brooks St., East Boston at 10 a.m. Entombment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made in Robert s name to St. Jude Children s Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-1905. For guest book and directions:www.vazzafunerals.com.
Of Florida, formerly of East Boston
Prisco Moscato of Cape Coral, Florida, formerly of East Boston, died on March 22.†
He was the beloved husband of the late Gilda (Memmolo) Moscato; loving father of Thomas Moscato and his wife, Rosalie of Raynham; cherished grandfather of Laura Spedaliere, Christine Narayana and Sandra Moscato and the great-grandfather of three; dear brother of Pasqualina Grieci of East Boston, Angelo Moscato of Revere and Louisa Intoccia of Attleboro.†
Funeral arrangements were by the Rapino Memorial Home, East Boston. Burial was in St. Michael Cemetery, Roslindale.† For online condolences visit:†www.rapinomemorialhome.com
Roy Ward, Jr.
Of Alabama, formerly of East Boston
Roy C. Ward, Jr., of Decatur, Alabama, formerly of East Boston, died at his residence on March 9. He was 87 years old. Survivors include his wife of 63 years, Marie Cain Ward; one son, Scott M. Ward of Decatur; one daughter, Deborah A. Ward of East Boston; his brother, James Ward of Westport, Mass.; brother-in-law, John Cain of Burlington, Mass.; brother-in-law, Edward J. Cain of Stoughton, Mass.; grandchildren, Ryan S. Ward and Macy Marie Ward, both of Sarasota, Fla. and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held March 13 at Roselawn Funeral Home Chapel in Decatur, AL. with Sister Teresa officiating. Burial was in Roselawn Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Hospice of the Valley, P.O. Box 2745, Decatur, AL 35602.
Lifelong East Boston Resident
Celeste N. Ascollilo of Marian Street, East Boston passed away at the Don Orione Nursing Home in East Boston on March 22 after a prolonged illness. She was 80 years old.
Born in Boston, the beloved daughter of the late Philomena (D’Argenio) and Pasquale Repucci, she was a lifetime resident of East Boston and the devoted wife of over 53 years to the late Robert J. Ascollilo Sr.; the loving mother of Robert J. Ascollilo, Jr, and Donna C. Petraglia, both of Winthrop, Richard Ascollilo of Chelsea and the late Christine M. Ascollilo; the dear sister of Nicholas Repucci of Hyde Park, Patty Picardi of Danvers and Carol Repucci of East Boston and the late Antonio Repucci, Rita Ciazzo, Mary Mastrangelo and Robert Repucci; the cherished grandmother of Celeste, Corinne, Michael, Robert, Andrew and Christine. Her funeral was conducted from the Ernest P. Caggiano and Son-O’Maley Funeral Home, Winthrop on March 26 followed by a Funeral Mass in St. John the Evangelist Church. Interment followed the Mass in the Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. For memorial donations or to sign the online guestbook go towww.caggianofuneralhome.com orwww.cremationsbycaggianofh.com.
Gladys (Andriotti) Ranieri of Winthrop died on March 21.
The beloved wife of the late Anthony Ranieri, Sr., she was the devoted mother of Patricia Ranieri and Janice Tremonte, both of Winthrop, Cynthia Silvey and her husband, Edward of Reading and the late Anthony Ranieri Jr.; dear sister of the Late Evelyn Musi, Aurora Ciampa, Michael Andriotti, Helen Scardetta, Rose Cannata, Millie Costello, Yolanda Gallo and George Andriotti; cherished grandmother of Lisa Byrd and Adam, Alana and Tyler Silvey; adored great grandmother of Tamiko Byrd and fond great great grandmother of Lilliana.
Funeral arrangements were by the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home, East Boston. Services concluded with Gladys being laid to rest with her beloved husband and son at Puritan Lawn Memorial Park, Lake Street, Peabody.
Of Peabody, formerly of East Boston
Jean E. (Colucci) Sarro of Peabody, formerly of East Boston, died on March 21.
The beloved wife of James Sarro, Sr., she was the mother of Ronald and his wife, Denise of Saugus, James Jr. and his wife, Sheila of Winthrop, Susan and her husband, Michael Doucette of Peabody, and Janet and her husband, Richard Gonzalez of Melrose; sister of Gerry Quarantiello of East Boston and the late Raymond “Sonny” Colucci; grandmother of Heather, Melissa, Stacey, Rebecca, Kimberly, Amanda, Michael, Angel “AJ” and the late James III and great-grandmother of Destiny, Matthew, Carly and Damien. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews.
Funeral arrangements were by the Magrath Funeral Home, East Boston. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory to a charity of your choice would be appreciated.MagrathFuneralHome.com Assunta Sue Finocchio
Of East Boston Assunta “Sue” Finocchio of East Boston died on March 16.
The beloved daughter of the late Annagidia (DiGiovanni) and Franco Finocchio, she was the sister of Anna of East Boston, Frank of Malden and the late Anthony, Ralph and Jennie Finocchio, Sr. Mary Dolores SND, Irene Dalton and Domenica “Dimmie” Dennis and is also survived by many nieces and nephews.
Funeral arrangements were by the Magrath Funeral Home, East Boston. Burial was in Holy Cross Cemetery.MagrathFuneralHome.com
Alfred Al Freda
Retired Chemical Engineer
Alfred Al Freda passed away at his Chelsea home after a long illness. He was 85 years old.
Born and raised in East Boston, the beloved son of the late Rocco and Susie (Graziano) Freda, he received his early education in East Boston and briefly attended college before enlisting in the US Army. He was honorably discharged at the rank of Private. He returned to East Boston and completed his college studies receiving degrees in Chemical Engineering. He worked as a Chemical Engineer in the Commercial Ink Manufacturing Industry at manufacturing plants in Chicago, San Francisco and New Jersey. He was a longtime resident of Union City, New Jersey and for the past five years he lived in Chelsea with his family.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his siblings Carmela and Elizabeth Freda, Jerry and Gabriel Freda. He is survived by his dear sister and care givers, Arline Smigielski and her husband, Edward, and his loving niece, Linda Smigielski, all of Chelsea.
Visiting hours and wake prayers were held at the Anthony Memorial Funeral Home, Chelsea. Funeral Mass and interment were private. To send expressions of sympathy, please visit.
Died in her 108th Year
Antonetta (Caserta) Mario, Born May 18, 1905 – died March 21, 2013 in her 108th†year.†
Beloved wife of the late Carmine Mario; Loving mother of Carmen of Peabody, Anthony and his wife, Josephine of Lynn, Teresa Pittella of Lynn and the late Christy and his late wife, Kay of East Boston; grandmother of Carmen, Alphonse and Antonetta Mario, Michelle Turmenne, Christine Faller, Sandy William, Stephen Mario, Robert and William Pittella, Michael, Joseph, Christopher and Martin Mario, Mary Ann Zaluski and Cathy Redler; great-grandmother of Christopher, David, Nicholas and Sydney Mario, Michael and Matthew Turmenne, Andrew and Colin Faller, Crayton and Bretton William, Lisa, Robert Jr. and Joseph Pittella, Andrea Donovan, Thomas Mario, Ryan Zaluski, Christy Elizabeth, Angelo and Martin Mario, Nolan, Mariah and Christy Redler; great-great grandmother of Emma and Jack Donovan and Henry and Mary Catherine Mario.†
A private service and mass was held at Sacred Heart Church.† Arrangements were provided by Magrath Funeral Home.†
God blessed you with a long and healthy life and we were truly blessed to have you all this time. †
All of us.