Obituaries 04-03-2013

Helga ‘Daisy’ Corbosiero

Worked at Black Falcon Pier in South Boston

Helga E. ‘Daisy’(Pfeiffer) Corbosiero of Winthrop died on March 27.

Mrs. Corbosiero worked in customer service at  Black Falcon Pier in South Boston.

She was the beloved wife of the late Paul Corbosiero; beloved mother of Cindy Rossino and her husband, Lou of Salem, Donna Marks of Effingham, NH, Darlene Corolla, Paul Corbosiero, Robert Corolla and his wife, Karen, John Corbosiero and the late Ron Carolla and Christine Gillis and her husband, Jim, Elka DeBonis and her husband, Michael, all of of Winthrop. She also leaves behind 17 grandchildren, three great grandchildren, her sister, Rita Stubenreuch of Germany and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, Revere. Burial was in Winthrop Cemetery, Winthrop. For guest book:

Salvatore ‘Skippy’ D’Addario

Proprietor and Founder of “ABBA Medical Supply” of Exeter, NH

Salvatore J. “Skippy” D’Addario of  New Hampshire, formerly of East Boston and Revere, died unexpectedly on March 27 at the Exeter Hospital, Exeter, NH. He had been in declining health for more than a year following a course of kidney dialysis.

Born and raised in East Boston, he attended East Boston Schools until his family moved to Revere in 1963. He was a graduate of Revere High School, Class of 1969 and lived in the Chelsea-Revere area until moving to Newmarket, NH 23 years ago. He was the founder and owner of “ABBA Medical Supply Co., Inc.” of Exeter, New Hampshire for 18 years before selling the business in July of 2009 due to his long standing health related issues.

“Skippy” was a former longtime member of the Exeter Chamber of Commerce and was most active as a member of the “Well of Living Water Church” of Northampton, NH.

He leaves his treasured wife of 23 years, Patricia A. O’Hara-D’Addario of Newmarket, New Hampshire and was the devoted brother of Gregory J. “Butchie” D’Addario and his spouse, Randal J. “Randy” Cefalu and Judy C. D’Addardio, all of Revere; cherished godfather and uncle to: Tavian V. D’Addario of Revere and leaves several other nieces and nephews. He is also lovingly survived by his wife’s family, the O’Hara’s of East Boston and the North Shore. “Skippy” enjoyed a unique relationship with his extended family of in-laws, especially his nieces and nephews.

Family and friends are invited to attend visiting hours today, Wednesday, April 3 from 9 to 11:45 a.m. in the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Route 107) Revere. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to: “Covenant House” 460 West 41st St., New York, NY 10036. For more information, visit:

Charlotte Sheehan Gautreau

Devoted to Family, Cherished her Catholic Faith

Charlotte Sheehan Gautreau, a native of Boston and a resident of Gonzales, Louisiana, passed away on March 28 at Heritage Manor in Baton Rouge after a long battle with Alzheimer’s Dementia and Parkinson’s Disease. She was 84 years old.

She was born on April 5, 1928 and graduated from Fr. Fitton Catholic High School in East Boston. After moving from Boston to Washington, DC where she was employed by the Bureau of Naval Personnel, she met her husband, Clint, while he was on leave from the US Navy. Charlotte and Clint were married at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Star of the Sea Parish, East Boston on July 27, 1947.

She worked for the federal and state governments and raised her children in both Boston and Gonzales, Louisiana. Charlotte cherished her Catholic faith and spent her life devoted to her family. She insured her children were taught life lessons at every opportunity. She maintained her Boston Irish pride and her Boston accent until she left this world. She enjoyed a good card game, especially canasta.

She is survived by her husband of 65 years, Clinton Gautreau; four sons, Douglas Gautreau, Nathan Gautreau and his wife, Linda, Joseph Gautreau and his wife, Lori and Paul Gautreau; two daughters, Nancy Gautreau and Mary Jane Gautreau Karabin and her husband, Drew of Bethelehem, Pennsylvania; five grandchildren, Derek Gautreau and his wife, Tammy, Nathan Gautreau, Nicholas Karabin, Peyton Gautreau, Zachary Gautreau, five great grandchildren, Morgan Gautreau, Myles Gautreau, Madeline Gautreau, Faith Gautreau and Emma Gautreau; three step grandchildren, Shannon Sing and wife, Jennifer, Amy Lejeune and her husband, Larry and Casey Sing and his wife, Paula, along with eight stepgrandchildren; five siblings, Mary Theresa Granara of Chelsea,  Helen Lepage of Winthrop, Eileen and Joe Coppola of Visalia, California, Joan Constantino of Chelsea and John Leo Sheehan, Jr. of Saugus as well as numerous nieces, nephews and a host of relatives. She was preceded in death by her beloved son, David Charles Gautreau, her father, John Leo Sheehan, Sr. and her mother, Mary Whalen Sheehan of Everett.

Visitation will be at St. Theresa of Avila Catholic Church in Gonzales, Louisiana today, Wednesday, April 3 from 9 to 11 a.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will follow celebrated by Father Alec Sheldon. Interment will be at Hope Haven Cemetery in Praireville. Pallbearers will be Nathan Paul Gautreau, Joe Gautreau, Paul Gautreau, Derek Gautreau, Nathan David Gautreau and Peyton Gautreau. Honorary pallbearers will be Douglas Gautreau, Nicholas Karabin, Zachary Gautreau and Myles Gautreau.

The family expresses tremendous gratitude to the staff at Heritage Manor Baton Rouge Nursing Home for the exceptional care and concern given to Charlotte. The family also deeply appreciates the wonderful staff at Life Source Hospice who cared for Charlotte. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Jude’s Research Hospital, Memphis, Tennessee. Please visit to sign the on line guestbook. Arrangements are by Curso Funeral Home of Gonzales, Louisiana.

Diego Rodriguez

Retired Garment Industry Master Cutter, Unofficial “Mayor” of St. George Condominiums

Diego Rodriguez of Revere, formerly of East Boston and Cuba,  died on Easter Sunday, March 31 at the Mass. General Hospital after being stricken at his Revere Beach home. He was 94 years old.

Born and raised in Havana, Cuba, he came to the United States and settled in Boston in 1956. He immediately began working in the garment industry in Boston’s Garment District.   While working in the industry, he met his faithful and devoted wife of 51 years, Mildred E. “Millie” (Carrozza) of East Boston. Mr. Rodriguez worked for several of the leading mens’ and womens’ garment factories as a master cutter for almost 35 years before retiring.

He lived in East Boston for more than 47 years before moving to the St. George Condominums at Revere Beach in Revere in 2003.

Always a strikingly handsome gentleman, he had a personality to match and was a gentlemens’ gentleman – he became the unofficial “Mayor of the St. George” as he chatted with people in the lobby where his absence will leave a void among the staff and residents.He was a long time member of the International Ladies’ Garment Workers’ Union, Local #24 (ILGWU.)

In addition to his wife, Millie, he leaves his brother, Sergio Rodriguez of Cuba. He is also lovingly survived by his sister and brother in law, Frances DiPlacido and her husband, John, of Royal Palms, Florida, his sister-in-law, Rose Carrozza of Wilmington and by many, many nieces, nephews, grand nieces and grand nephews. Diego enjoyed a unique relationship with his nephews and nieces who regarding him as a “most loving unjudgemental uncle.” He also leaves several nieces and nephews in Cuba.

Family and friends are invited to attend visiting hours on Friday, April 5 from 4 to 8 p.m. in the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Route 107) Revere. His funeral will be conducted from the funeral home on Saturday, April 6 at 9 a.m. followed by a funeral mass in St. Anthony of Padua Church, 250 Revere Street, Revere, at 10 a.m. Entombment will be in the Sheffield Building at Woodlawn Community Mausoleum, Everett. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association, 30 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701-4688. For more information, visit:

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