Joan LaVita Tucker
Of Georgia, formerly of East Boston
Joan LaVita Tucker of Duluth, GA, formerly of East Boston, died April 14. She was 78 years old.
A homemaker, born in Boston, Mrs. Tucker was a lifetime member of the American Legion.
She is survived by her grandson, LeBron Weathers, cousins Joyce Scaifo, Veronica Rogers, Judy Keller (Steve) and Cathy Persa.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. today, Wednesday, April 17 at Bill Head Funeral Home Duluth Chapel. Burial will be in Big Creek Baptist Church Cemetery.
Condolences may be sent by visiting www.billheadfuneralhome.com
Arrangements are by Bill Head Funeral Homes and Crematory Duluth Chapel, 770-476-2535.
Joseph Oliveri II
Of Worcester, formerly of East Boston
Joseph L. Oliveri, II of Worcester, formerly of East Boston, died suddenly on April 15. He was 61 years old.
The loving son of Joseph Sr. and Katherine (Pignato) Oliveri of East Boston, he was the dear brother of Carl and his wife, Rose of Saugus, cherished uncle of Carl and Daniel, both of Saugus and Laura Groves and her husband, Kenneth of Melrose
Funeral services will be held in the Serenity Chapel of the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home, 971 Saratoga St. (Orient Heights) East Boston on Saturday, April 20 at 10:30 a.m. Visiting prior to the services starting at 8:30 a.m. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited. Services will conclude with Mr. Oliveri being laid to rest in Holy Cross Cemetery. For more information: www.ruggieromh.com
Devoted and Dedicated St. Lazarus Parishioner
Mary A. (Cardinale) DeAngelis of East Boston died on April 13.
She was a past member of the Mt. Carmel Society St Lazarus Parish and a long devoted and dedicated parishioner not only to her beloved St. Lazarus Parish but her tremendous faith led her to teach and help in other churches in East Boston and to support all the parishes she touched. Because of that faith, she went home to her God in the peace and tranquility as she lived. May she rest in peace.
She was the beloved wife of over 57 years to Michael P. DeAngelis; devoted mother of Michael P., Jr and his wife, Martha of Riverside Rhode Island, Joseph and his wife, Diane of Topsfield and the late Maryann DeAngelis; dear sister of Joseph Cardinale of Westwood, Pauline Graziano of Peabody and the late Andrew, Cosmo, Louis, Eugene Cardinale, Frances Mongiello and Serafina DiPrinio; cherished grandmother of Michael, Mariana, Monica, Matthew and Martin and is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews. Her Funeral will be held from the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home, 971 Saratoga St. (Orient Heights) East Boston on Friday, April 19 at 9 a.m. with a Mass of Christian Burial in celebration of her life at St. Joseph St Lazarus Church at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited. Visiting hours will be Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m. Burial will be in St Michael’s Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to Cam Neely Foundation, 30 Winter St., 2nd Floor, Boston 02108. The Funeral home is handicapped accessible, a childrens lounge is available, courtesy valet parking at the front entrance of the funeral home. For complimentary transportation to and from the funeral home, please call 617 569 0990. For more information, visit: www.ruggieromh.com
Gloria Dean Phillips
Of East Boston
Gloria Dean (Harvey) Phillips died unexpectedly in East Boston on April 8.
She was the beloved mother of Anthony Russell, Lollie Russell, Demetriouse Russell, Melissa Cullen, Juanita Jones, Jennifer Jones, Cecelia Jones and Richard Jones and is also survived by 24 grandchildren; three great grandchildren and one late great grand-daughter.
Funeral Services were held in the Magrath Funeral Home, East Boston on April 12 and were led by Pastor Mathew Nadworny of Calvary Chapel North Shore. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: Demetriuose Russell, In Memory of Gloria D. Phillips, 45 Snow St. #1, Brighton, MA 02135 or via wire transfer to: Routing # 011000138 Account # 004643911390. MagrathFuneralHome.com
Massport Clerk of Point of Pines
Claire M. (Baldwin) Shuko of Point of Pines, Revere, died on April 12.
A clerk for Massport, she was the beloved wife of the late Stephen F. Shuko with whom she shared 20 years of marriage; dear cousin of Anne Baldwin of Winthrop and aunt of Marilyn Ashcroft of Maine; dear friend of Mary Ellen martin of Revere and Marie Panagopoulos of Swampscott.
Her 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 St. Anthony’s Church, Revere at 10 a.m. Family and friends may visit today from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Burial will be in Mt. Benedict Cemetery, Boston. For directions and guest book: www.vazzafunerals.com
Of Revere, Formerly of the North End
Pasquale Bono of Revere, formerly of the North End, died on April 12. He was in his 94th year.
A retired longshoreman and a US Navy veteran of World War II, he was the beloved husband of Mary (DeCristoforo) Bono with whom he shared 55 years of marriage; loving father of Victor Bono of North Carolina and the brother of 10 late siblings.
Funeral arrangements were by Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, Revere. For guest book: www.vazzafunerals.com.
Of East Boston
Antonetta (D’Ambrosio) DePaula of East Boston died on April 10.
The beloved wife of the late Pasquale “Pat” DePaulo, she was the loving mother of Phyllis Giannini and her husband, Francis of Brockton, Samuel “Sonny” DePaulo of East Boston and the late Angelina Giannini and her husband, John of Brockton; dear sister of the late Mary Zarella and Edith Bartoli and is also survived by three loving grandchildren and three loving great grandchildren.
Funeral arrangements were by Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, Revere. Burial was in St. Michael Cemetery, Roslindale. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-1905. For guestbook: www.vazzafunerals.com
Winthrop Hospital Receptionist
Lillian L. (Micciche) DellAria of Winthrop, formerly of East Boston, died on April 13.
A past member of Sempre Avanti Lodge 1600, East Boston, she worked for over 22 years as a receptionist at Winthrop Hospital.
She was the beloved wife of more than 56 years to Louis DellAria; devoted mother of Robert L and Janis M (DellAria) Richards, both of Winthrop.
Her Funeral will be held from the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home, 971 Saratoga St. (Orient Heights) East Boston on Thursday, April 18 at 9 a.m. with a Mass of Christian Burial in celebration of her life at St. John the Evangelist Church, Winthrop Street, Winthrop at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited. Burial will be in Winthrop Cemetery, Belle Isle Section. Visiting hours are today, Wednesday, from 4 to 8 p.m.
The Funeral home is handicapped accessible, a children’s lounge is available; courtesy valet parking front entrance of the funeral home. For complimentary transportation to and from the funeral home, please call 617 569 0990; ample off street parking with attendant in our three parking lots. For more information: www.ruggieromh.com
Elena Bennett Rizzo
Elena Bennett Rizzo of Everett died unexpectedly on April 11.
The beloved wife of the late Richard Rizzo, she was the dear and devoted mother of Juan A. Villalobos and his wife, Vilma of Everett; dear sister of Victor Bennett of Costa Rica; loving grandmother of Francisco Villalobos of North Carolina, Melissa Villalobos of Saugus and Alberto Villalobos of East Boston.
Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend her service in the Cafasso & Sons Funeral Home, 65 Clark St. (Corner of Main St.) Everett on Friday, April 19 at 7 p.m. Parking with attendants on duty. Contributions in her memory to the charity of one’s choice would be sincerely appreciated.
Pawt US Postal Service Employee who Charted Union for Logan Airport Airmail Facility
Hugo V. Ascolillo of East Boston died on April 11.
A past employee of the US Postal Service, he was a US Navy veteran of World War II, Past Master Mason and a graduate of Suffolk University. Mr. Ascolillo charted the union for the Airmail Facility at Logan Airport.
He was the beloved husband of Theresa Stapleton, the devoted father of Edward P. and his wife, Irene of East Boston, William A. and his loving soul mate, Susan Collela and her daughter, Kara Lombardi of Revere; dear brother of the late Louis, Robert, Ronald Ascolillo and Barbara Moccia; cherished grandfather of Edward and his wife, Caroline and Michael and his wife, Janette; adored great grandfather of Mia, Hunter and Alexis and is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held in the Serenity Chapel of the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home, 971 Saratoga St. (Orient Heights) East Boston today, Wednesday, April 17 at 11 a.m. Visitation will be held prior to the service starting at 9 a.m. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited. Services will conclude with burial with Military Honors in Woodlawn Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to N.E. Center for Homeless Veterans, 17 Court St., 9th floor, Boston 02108.
Past Columbus Day Parade Chief Marshall
Gerlando J. Faldetta of Winthrop, formerly of East Boston, died on April 10.
A US Army Veteran of World War II and a member of the Beachmont VFW and Malden Moose, he was the Past Chief Marshall of the Columbus Day Parade.
He was the beloved husband of Palma (DiPerri); devoted father of Edward Faldetta and his wife, Terry of Londonderry, New Hampshire; dear brother of the late Maria Chiampa, Grace DeStefano and Carmella Miel; cherished grandfather of Danielle Holland and her husband, Jeremy and adored great grandfather of Richard and Alyssa and is Alyssa and is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.
Funeral arrangements were by the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home (Orient Heights) East Boston. Mr. Faldetta was laid to rest in Holy Cross Mausoleum. Memorial donations may be made to Immaculate Conception Church Restoration Fund, 22 Lowe St., Revere 02151 For more information: www.ruggieromh.com
Of East Boston
Sylvia Caccamesi of East Boston died on April 10.
She was the loving daughter of the late Peter and Carmela (Pantano) Caccamesi; dear sister of Joann Cataldo and her husband, Fred of Stoneham; cherished aunt of Joseph Fagone and his wife, Nicole and their children of Lowell and Lesley McDermottore and her children of Woburn.
Funeral arrangements were by the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home (Orient Heights) East Boston. She was laid to rest with her mother and father in St. Michael’s Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 330 Congress St., Boston, MA 02210.