Obituaries 05-08-2013

Marie Rose DiLorenzo

Of Lynn, formerly of East Boston

Marie Rose DiLorenzo of Lynn died on May 2 at Salem Hospital with her family at her side after a long illness. She was 77 years old.

Born and raised in East Boston, the daughter of the late Grover DiLorenzo and the late Michelena (Fontana) DiLorenzo DeVito, she was a graduate of East Boston High School and lived in East Boston until moving to Lynn 25 years ago.

Until her retirement, Marie was the owner of Marie DiLorenzo Electrology in East Boston for over 25 years. After she retired, she worked in the bakery department at the Stop and Shop on Boston Street, Lynn.

She enjoyed reading, traveling, painting, and going to Foxwoods. Marie was very personable and friendly and enjoyed spending time with family and friends.

She is survived by her three sisters: Jeanette (DiLorenzo) LoVerme and her husband, Alexander, of Wilton, NH, Edith (DiLorenzo) Mendes and Louise DiLorenzo, both of Lynn, her lifelong friend Esther Kappos and her husband, John of Billerica, and several nieces and nephews who she adored.

Funeral arrangements were by the Solimine Landergan and Richardson Funeral Home, Lynn. Burial was in Pine Grove Cemetery. For guestbook:

Gloria Partin

Revere Homemaker, formerly of East Boston

Gloria R. (Croce) Partin, a 30-year resident of Revere and former longtime resident of East Boston, died at home on May 3 following a long and courageous battle with kidney disease. She was 78 years old.

Born and raised in Boston, Mrs. Partin was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother who was anticipating with much joy the arrival of her first great grandchild, a baby girl, in September.

She was the wife of the late Ralph Partin who died in June of 2001 and the cherished mother of: Anna Wilson and her husband, Charles of West Roxbury, Brenda Francis and her partner, Roland Varley of Revere, Maureen Bailey and her husband, Thomas of Quincy, Beverly Hardgrave of Revere and Rebecca Spinelli and her husband, Steve of Peabody; the adored grandmother of: Jessica, Zachary and Seth Wilson, Ashley Francis, Paige Esposito, Bridget Bangs, Nicholas and Matthew Spinelli and Olivia and Liam Bailey.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, Revere. Burial was with her husband in the Mass. National Veterans’ Cemetery in Bourne. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the National Kidney Foundation, 85 Astor Avenue, Norwood, MA 02062. For more information, please visit:

Fiore Contrada

Of East Boston

Fiore Contrada of East Boston died on May 2. He was 91 years old.

The beloved husband of Maria (Quarato) Contrada, he was the devoted father of Anthony Contrada and his wife, Maria of East Boston, Maria LaBella and her husband, Paul of Somerville, Frank Contrada of Virginia, Rosa Carbo and her husband, Alfonzo of Everett, Maria Quarato of East Boston, Domenic Quarato of Saugus, Vincenzo Quarato of Florida and Julia Sorrentino and her husband, Francesco of Woburn; loving grandfather of many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Funeral arrangements were by the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home, East Boston. Burial was in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. For more information or to send an online condolence, please visit

Patricia Magliano

Of East Boston

Patricia C. (Cone) Magliano died in East Boston on April 30.

She was the beloved wife of the late Vito E Magliano; devoted mother of Jodi Celona and her late husband, Domenic and the late Robert J. Magliano; daughter of the late Louise (Silva) and Carl Cone; loving grandmother of Jennifer, Matthew and Jillian Celona and great-grandmother of Samantha Lee, all of East Boston; dear friend of Peter Catizone of Revere and sister of the late James Cone.

Funeral arrangements were by the Magrath Funeral Home. Burial was in Holy Cross Cemetery. Donations in Pat’s memory to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation would be appreciated.

Florence DiGiacomo

Of New Hampshire, formerly of East Boston

Florence M. (Salerno) DiGiacomo of Milton, NH, formerly of East Boston, died on May 5.

She was the beloved wife of Charles S. DiGiacomo of New Hampshire, loving mother of Michele Sullivan of Rochester, NH, Charles P. DiGiacomo of Winthrop,  John S. DiGiacomo and his wife, Diane of East Boston and Paula Cincotti of Revere; dear sister of Nicholas Salerno and his wife, Teresa of East Boston and the late Virginia Moulaison and Marie Mazziotta. She is also survived by nine loving grandchildren, one loving great granddaughter and by many nieces and nephews.

Her Funeral will be held from Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, 262 Beach St., Revere on Friday at 9 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Anthony’s Church, Revere at 10 a.m. Family and friends may visit Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m. Committal will be private. At the family’s request, floral contributions are respectfully omitted. For directions and guest book:

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