North End Resident
Padova Antonino of the North End of Boston died on May 30.
He was the beloved husband of the late Rosa (Ferrigno); devoted father of Paola Giacalone and her husband, Lorenzo and the late Alfonso; cherished grandfather of seven grandchildren and four loving great grandchildren.
His Funeral will be held from the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home, 971 Saratoga St. (Orient Heights) East Boston on Thursday, June 6 at 8 a.m. with a Mass of Christian Burial in celebration of Mr. Padova’s life at St Leonard’s Church, Hanover Street, North End at 9:30 a.m. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited. Visiting hours are today, Wednesday from 4 to 8 p.m. Services will conclude with Mr. Padova being laid to rest with his beloved wife in the Mausoleum at Woodlawn Cemetery. For more info please go to www.ruggieromh.com
Dorothy ‘Dolly’ De Marco
Dorothy “Dolly” (Dana) De Marco of East Boston died on May 31.
She was the adored and devoted mother of James “Jay” DeMarco of East Boston and the dear sister of the late James “JJ” Dana and his wife, Concetta “Dolly” (Cataldo) Dana.
At Dorothy’s request, funeral services were private with arrangements entrusted to Vazza Funeral Home, Revere. For on line guest book: www.vazzafunerals.com
Yohami Hernandez, four year old cherished daughter of Gerber Moran and his wife, Indira Hernandez, died recently.
Her funeral will be held today, Wednesday, at 8 a.m. from Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, 262 Beach St., Revere followed by a Mass of the Angels in the Immaculate Conception Church, Revere at 9 a.m. Burial will be in Pine Grove Cemetery, Lynn. For directions and guest book: www.vazzafunerals.com
Antoinette ‘Ann’ Scarfo
Enjoyed Her Family Above Anything Else
Antoinette M. “Ann” (Orio) Scarfo, a former resident of East Boston, Chelsea and Peabody, died after a long illness at Courtyard Nursing Care Center of Medford. She was 95 years old.
A former resident of East Boston, Chelsea and Peabody, she was born in Brooklyn, New York and came to live in East Boston as a young girl. She continued to life in East Boston until her husband, Adolfo “Rudy” Scarfo died in June of 1976. She moved to Chelsea and remained there with her daughter until moving to Peabody more than 20 years ago.
“Ann” was a dedicated homemaker, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister and aunt. She kept the family together and enjoyed her family above everything else.
She was the devoted mother of Donna M. Feudo and her husband, Peter of Peabody and the cherished “Nonnie” to Theresa N. Kennedy and her husband, Thomas of Danvers, Gina Chalmers and her husband, Russell, Stephanie Dailey and her husband, Paull, all of Peabody and Peter J. Feudo of Ipswich; the dear sister of Jean Cowhig of Chelsea, Carmella Spolsino of East Boston and the late John, Peter and Anthony Orio and Maryann Fahlstrom. She is also lovingly survived by her great grandchildren: Thomas J. Kennedy, Chelsea and Gianna Chalmers, Gracelin and Jason Dailey and by many nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.
Her Funeral was conducted from the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Route 107) Revere followed by a Funeral Mass in the Church of the Sacred Heart, East Boston. Interment was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. Remembrances may be made to your favorite charity. For more information, please visit: www.vertuccioandsmith.com
Charlie Cologero Celeste
Character Actor and Former Featherweight Boxer
Charlie (Calogero) Celeste of St. Cloud, Florida, formerly of East Boston, passed away on Saturday, May 25 after a brief illness. He was 87 years old.
One of eight children born to Philip and Josephine (Veneziano), he is survived by his brothers Vincent of Stoneham and Albert and Salvatore of Peabody. He was preceded in death by his beloved sister, Mary Piazza of Kissimmee, Florida and his dear brothers Gaetano, Joseph, and Angelo. Uncle Charlie is also survived by 87 nieces and nephews, spanning four generations, who will all remember his distinctive laughter as he regaled them with colorful stories of the people he met along his journey as a Navy seaman during World War II, a successful featherweight boxer during and after his military service, and then as a character actor in Hollywood and New York. He was fiercely proud of his Italian-American heritage, and nothing meant more to him than family. He will truly be missed.
Arrangements are under the care of Grissom Funeral Home and Creamtory: www.GrissomFH.com.
Vending Company Clerk, Boxing and Basketball Fan
Jason M. Sobanek of East Boston died unexpectedly on May 28.
A clerk for a vending company, he was an avid fan of boxing and basketball, especially a fan of Michael Jordan and Lebron James.
He was the loving son of Karen Cioffi and her husband, Gregory of Winthrop; cherished grandson of Arlene (Derome) Sobanek of Chelsea and the late Eugene Sobanek and his wife, Dottie (Lacotiglia) Sobanek and Josephine Cioffi of East Boston; loving nephew of Robert McCusker and his wife, Danielle of Lynn, Wayne Sobanek and his wife, June of North Carolina, Brian Sobanek of New Hampshire, Michael Cioffi and his wife, Stephanie of Everett, Roseanne Schettino and her husband, John of Winthrop and the late Jarnie Sobanek; Godson of Diane Wakaf of Georgia, his dear friend Daniel Spritzer and his cousins; Joey, Bobby and Kyle McCusker.
Funeral arrangements were by Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, 262 Beach St, Revere followed by services in our Chapel of the Resurrection officiated by Pastor George Fay. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery. For guest book: www.vazzafunerals.com
Catherine ‘Kay’ Rizzo
Worked in Women’s Clothing Sales
Catherine M. “Kay” Rizzo of East Boston died on May 28.
Ms. Rizzo worked in the sales department for women’s clothing and was the cherished daughter of the late Marciano and Mary (Colarusso) Rizzo, the loving sister of Frank Rizzo and his wife, Barbara of Lynn; adored aunt of Steven Rizzo and his wife, Tracy and great nephews Dylan and Devyn Rizzo; devoted cousin of Michael Rizzo of East Boston.
Funeral arrangements were by Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, 262 Beach St., Revere. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated in St. Anthony’s Church, Revere followed by burial in Woodlawn Cemetery. For guest book: www.vazzafunerals.com.
Of East Boston
Emma V. (Pasillo) D’Amico of East Boston died on May 29.
A past member of Community Families of Everett, she was the beloved wife of the late Edmond; devoted and loving mother of Leslie D’Amico of East Boston; dear sister of the late Marie Albano and John Pasillo and is also survived by many cherished nieces and nephews.
Her Funeral will be held from the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home, 971 Saratoga St. (Orient Heights) East Boston today, Wednesday, June 5 at 9 a.m. with a Mass of Christian Burial at St Joseph St Lazarus Church at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited. For more information or to send an online condolence www.ruggieromh.com
Grace ‘Dolly’ Limardo
Of Saugus, formerly of Revere and Chelsea
Grace “Dolly” (Magazzu) Limardo of Saugus, formerly of Revere and Chelsea, died recently.
A past member of the Mystic Valley Gun Club of Malden, she was the beloved wife of Saul “Jimmy” Limardo of Saugus; devoted mother Juanita “Dee” Falta and her husband, Bob of Saugus, James Limardo and his wife, Cathy of Beverly, Donna Houghton and her husband, David of Winthrop, Paul Limardo and his late wife, Diana, Karen DiRosa and her husband, Paul of Peabody, Robert Limardo and his wife, Melina of Peabody, dear sister of Lillian Lekas and her husband, Chris and the late Marie Fama and her surviving husband, Joseph of Everett and the late Anthony Magazzu; cherished grandmother of 17 grandchildren and three great grandchildren as well as many loving nieces and nephews.
Funeral arrangements were by the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home, 971 Saratoga Street (Orient Heights) East Boston with a Mass of Christian Burial in celebration of her life at St. Anthony’s Church, Revere followed by her being laid to rest in Holy Cross Mausoleum. For more information: www.ruggieromh.com.
Waiter at Boston Restaurants
Christopher R. Iandolo died unexpectedly at his Winthrop home on May 22. He was 42 years old.
Born in Boston, he was raised and educated in Revere and was a 1989 graduate of Revere High School. All of his working career was spent in food service as a waiter for several of Boston’s better restaurants, most recently at “The Cheese Factory” in Boston.
He was the beloved son of retired Revere Patrolman Nicholas A. Iandolo of Winthrop and the late Patricia M. (Costantino) Iandolo; devoted brother of Maria Iandolo of Revere and Nicholas R. Iandolo and his wife, Susan of Dedham; cherished nephew of Domenic Iandolo and his wife, Eileen of Saugus, Normand Iandolo and his wife, Deann, Gina Vinciarelli and her husband, Stephen and Richard Costantino and his wife, Bonnie, all of Revere, Budd Costantino and his wife, Barbara of Danvers and the late Toni-Ann Costantino. He is also survived by his niece Lilia Iandolo of Dedham and his mentor and friend, Joseph McLaughlin of Boston.
Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Route 107) Revere. A Memorial Service followed the visitation on Saturday. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to: Make-a-Wish Foundation, One Bulfinch Place, Boston, MA 02114-2031. For more information, please visit: www.vertuccioandsmith.com
Member of Courageous Generation St. Lazarus Parish
Florence (Sacco) Cinardo of Sagamore Beach, formerly of East Boston, died on May 26.
A late member of the Courageous Generation St Lazarus Parish, she was the beloved wife of the late Pasquale Cinardo; devoted mother of Frances Minichiello and her husband, Thomas of Sagamore Beach; dear sister of the late John and George Sacco; cherished grandmother of Thomas Jr. and his wife, Patricia, Mark and his wife, Erin, Andrew and his wife, Patricia; adored great grandmother of Matthew, Gregory, Ethan, Lauren and Landon and is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.
Her Funeral was held from the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home, 971 Saratoga St. (Orient Heights) East Boston on Monday, June 3 with a Mass of Christian Burial in celebration of her life at St Joseph St Lazarus Church, East Boston. Services concluded with Florence being laid to rest in Holy Cross Cemetery. In honoring Florence, memorial donations may be made to Hospice Service of Mass., 577 Main St., Wareham 02571. For more information: www.ruggieromh.com
Alberta ‘Berta’ Lewis
Of East Boston
Alberta A. “Berta” (Anderson) Lewis of East Boston died on May 23.
The beloved wife of the late William J. “Billy” Lewis, she was the devoted mother of Joan M. Lewis and Andrea J. Armata and her husband, Michael, all of East Boston; cherished grandmother of Jennifer, Nicole, Michael and Matthew and adored great grandmother of Christopher and Cameron, Matthew William and Madelyn Grace.
A celebration of Berta’s life will be held on Saturday, June 8 at the Sacred Heart Church, Brooks Street, East Boston at 11:30 a.m. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited. In accordance with the wishes of Berta’s family, visiting hours are respectfully omitted.