Obituaries 04-10-2013

Giovanni Roger Cafarelli

State Street Bank Retiree

Giovanni Roger Cafarelli died unexpectedly at his winter home in Seminole, Florida on April 4. He was  85 years old.

Born, raised and a life long resident of Revere, he was a US Navy veteran of World War II and a local business owner for many years before joining State Street Bank. He retired from State Street Bank in 1992 and enjoyed retirement to its fullest with his family.

He leaves his beloved wife of 62 years, Ida (Desposito) Caferelli of Revere. He was a devoted father to his only child, Carol A. Cafarelli and her husband, Peter J. Molinaro, formerly of East Boston and now of Seminole, Florida; dear brother of William Cafarelli and his late wife, Eleanor, Clara Franklin and her late husband, Ozzie, Esta Paolini and her late husband, Max and the late Julio Cafarelli. He was the cherished grandfather of Marlo Provenzano and Peter Downing and his wife, Angela; great-grandfather of Annabelle and is also survived by many sister and brothers-in-law, cousins, nieces and nephews.

His funeral will be held from the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons~Bruno Funeral Home, 128 Revere St., Revere on Thursday, April 11 at 10 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Anthony’s Church at 11 a.m. Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend. Visiting hours are today, Wednesday, from 4 to 8 p.m.  Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery. For online guestbook and memorial please visit:

Julia Lopes

Of East Boston

Julia (Lopes) Lopes of East Boston died on April 5.

She was the beloved wife of the late John Lopes; loving mother of Julie Evans and her husband, Derrick of Revere; treasured grandmother of Malcom and Marcus Evans of Revere; cherished sister of John Lopes and his wife, Julia A. of Georgia and the late Domingas Rosa; dear aunt of Jeanie Love of Texas and Madelene Lopes of Georgia and is also survived by many loving cousins.

Her Funeral will be held from the Rapino Memorial Home, 9 Chelsea St. (Maverick Square) East Boston on Thursday at 9 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m.  The family will receive visitors today, Wednesday, from 4 to 8 p.m.  Services will conclude with burial in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden.  Donations in her memory may be made to: Alzheimer’s Association, P.O. Box 96011, Washington, DC 20090-6011 or online at: For online condolences and/or directions, please visit:

William Mokray

Of East Boston

William G. Mokray of East Boston died on April 6.

He was the beloved son of the late William and Margaret (McNulty) Mokray; loving husband of the late Janice (Esposito) Mokray; beloved father of Marie Hawley and her husband, Edward of East Boston; dear brother of Walter Mokray and his wife, Susan of Sandown, NH and is survived by cousins, Ronald Pease and Linda Pease, both of East Boston, and also by nieces.

A Prayer Service was held in the Rapino Memorial Home, East Boston. Services concluded with interment in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden.  In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to: World Wildlife Fund, PO 97180, Washington, DC, 20090 Acct#98529696.  For online condolences, please visit:

Bernard ‘Beanie’ Carter

MBTA Retiree

Bernard J. “Beanie” Carter died in East Boston on April 4.

A US Army veteran of World War II and an MBTA retiree, he was the beloved husband of 46 years of Elsie A. (D’Ambrosio), the son of the late Frances (Owens) and John T. Carter and is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.

A Funeral Mass was celebrated in St. Joseph-St. Lazarus Church on Monday, April 8.   In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory to VNA Hospice Care 100 Tradecenter G-500, Woburn, MA 01801 would be appreciated. Arrangements were by Magrath Funeral Home, East Boston.

Ralph Ferullo

Of East Boston

Ralph N. Ferullo of East Boston died on April 1 surrounded by his family.

He was the beloved husband of Nancy (Vieira) Ferullo with whom he shared 45 years of marriage; loving father of Wayne, Marc and Todd Ferullo, all of East Boston; cherished grandfather of Vincent Ferullo; dear brother of William Ferullo and Eleanor Cambria, both of East Boston and the late Marion Pompeo, Lucille Esposito, Donald, Arnold, Joseph, Richard and Adolph Ferullo.

Funeral arrangements were by Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, Revere. For guest book:

Salvatore Femino, Sr. 

Retired Sheet Metal Worker 

Salvatore C. Femino, Sr. of Tewksbury Street, Winthrop passed away at the Chelsea Soldier’s Home on April 8 after a brief illness. He was 92 years old.

Born in Chelsea, the beloved son of the late Bruno and Rose Femino, he was an Army Air Force veteran of World War II, honorably discharged as a Staff Sergent. Prior to his retirement, he was employed as a sheet metal worker for many years.
He was the devoted husband of the late Mary L. (Jackson) and the loving father of Rosemarie Favale and her husband, Frank of Winthrop, Michael Femino of Winthrop and Salvatore C. Femino Jr. and his wife, Paula of East Boston. He is also survived by four grandchildren and five great grandchildren.

Family and friends are cordially invited to attend the visitation on Thursday, April 11 from 4 to 8 p.m.. The funeral will be conducted from the funeral home on Friday, April 12 at 10:30 a.m. followed by a funeral mass in St. John the Evangelist Church, 320 Winthrop St., Winthrop at 11:30 a.m. Interment will follow the mass in Winthrop Cemetery. For directions, memorial donations or to sign the online guestbook go to or

Walter George Ramsey 

Truck and Taxi Driver, Taught Driver’s Education 

Walter George Ramsey passed away on April 3 at the Boston University Medical Center in Boston.  Born in Cambridge, the son of the late Walter and Margaret L. (Noonan) McCarthy, he was a former resident of Revere and attended Revere public schools.

He was the former husband of Annette L. (Druck) Ramsey and together they raised their two children.  On May 29, 1958 Walter enlisted in the US Navy.  He served his country with distinction until he was discharged on May 27, 1960.  He served out the remainder of his Navy career on active reserve and was discharged in 1968.

After his military career, Walter became a driver for various transportation companies.  He was a truck driver for Coca Cola and a furniture business and also taught driver’s education.  During the end of his working career, Walter worked for a cab company and was a chauffeur to many.

Walter was the beloved father of  Keith M. Ramsey and his wife, Donna of Vancouver, WA and Marla Ramsey of East Boston.  A very caring and loving father and grandfather, he always made his children feel very loved and Walter was very proud of his granddaughter, Zoe and his grandson, who is expected within the next few months.  He was the loving brother of Donna M. Blauser and her husband, Theryn of Fitchburg, Rosemarie Tarmy of Virginia and the late Diane Ciccarelli, Paul J. Ramsey and Robert Ramsey.

Funeral arrangements were by the William R. Carafa & Son Home For Funerals, Chelsea.  Internment was at the Massachusetts Veterans Memorial Cemetery 111 Glenallen St., Winchendon.

Angelina Orlandino 

Retiree of “Cloud Nine” at Logan Airport 

Angelina (Frizzi) Orlandino died following a long illness at the Lighthouse Nursing Care Center of Revere on April 5. She was 87 years old.

Born and raised in East Boston, she attended East Boston Schools and was a 1943 graduate of East Boston High School. For more than 10 years, she worked as a cocktail waitress at the former “Cloud Nine Restaurant” at Logan Airport.

She was the wife of the late Arthur Orlandino who died in August of 1998; the devoted mother of: Blanche Orlandino of East Boston and Jaye Tremonte and her husband, Stephen D. of Revere; the cherished grandmother of Arthur Orlandino of Revere, Stephanie Beneski and her husband, Dr. John Beneski of Revere and Stacie Allen and her husband, David of Wellesley; the dear sister of Victoria Spinelli of Methuen, Mary Alessi and Gloria Capone, both of Winthrop, Guy Frizzi of Revere and the late Frank Antonucci, Sarno Antonucci and Mildred Antonucci. She is also lovingly survived by nine great grandchildren: Jessica, Devin, Jacqueline, Kyle, Brendan, Owen, Nellie, Aiden and Jordan and many nieces and nephews.

Her funeral will be conducted from the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Route 107) Revere today, Wednesday, April 10 at  9:30 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in the Immaculate Conception Church (corner of Beach Street and Winthrop Avenue) Revere at 10:30 a.m. Burial will be in Puritan Lawn Memorial Cemetery, West Peabody. For more information, visit:

Maria Carmella Sacco 

Of Lynnfield, formerly of Italy and East Boston 

Maria Carmela (Addonizio) Sacco of Lynnfield, formerly of Italy and East Boston, died at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston on April 2 following a long illness. She was 91 years old.

Mrs. Sacco was born and raised in Milan, Italy and came to the United States in 1972, first settling in East Boston for more than 20 years. She has been a Lynnfield resident for more than 20 years.

The wife of the late Giovanni Sacco who died in May of 1985, she was the cherished mother of Antonietta Sacco DeLuca of Milano, Italy, Gaetano Sacco of Phoenix, Arizona, Nino A. Sacco and his wife, Pina of Stoughton, Jill Giugliano and her husband, Salvatore of Lynnfield, Claudio Sacco and his wife, Anna of Benevento, Italy, Enzo Sacco and his wife, Deborah of Cumberland, Rhode Island, Carman Sacco and his wife, Rosemarie of Lynnfield and the late Sais Sacco. She was the dear sister of Esterina Addonizio-Ingless and her husband, Pasquale of Taurasi, Italy, Natalia Addonizio-Merola and her husband, Franco of Avellino, Italy, Antonio Addonizio and his wife, Rose of Lynnfield, Benito Addonizio and his wife, Lucida of Avellino, Italy and the late Alessandro, Pasquale, Rosa, Antonietta, Adalina and Erudite Addoniio and is also lovingly survived by 17 adoring grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren.  Maria also enjoyed a unique and lovingly close relationship with her Sacco and Addonizio nieces, nephews, grand nieces and grand nephews.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, Revere. Burial was in Forest Hills Cemetery, Lynnfield. For more information visit:

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