Obituaries 11-13-2013

Anthony ‘Chickie’ Giannino

Former Proprietor and Operator of Giannino’s Greenhouse;Member of Revere Moose and Revere Elks

Anthony P. “Chickie” Giannino of Revere died on Thursday, November 7 at the Melrose-Wakefield Hospital, Melrose, following a long illness. He was 69 years old. Born and raised in Revere, he was a proud life-long resident of Revere and a 1962 alumnus of Revere High School. From age 14, Chickie worked in the family business, “Giannino’s Greenhouses” of Revere, being the proprietor and operator of the business until the business was dissolved in 2004. Concurrently, along with his responsibilities at the Greenhouse, he worked for over 30 years with the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in snow removal. Following the close of the Greenhouse, he worked for the Revere DPW until debilitating health forced him to retire. Chickie was a long-time member of the Revere Elks Lodge #1171, the Revere Loyal Order of the Moose #1272 and a long-time supporter and benefactor of the many Revere sports and community action organizations. He was the beloved husband of 46 years to Nancy T. (Lepito) Giannino; the devoted father of Joseph A. Giannino and his wife, Debra of Boxford and Anthony P. Giannino, Jr. of Revere; the cherished grandfather of: Alexa A., Taylor M., Nicole A. and Anthony P. Giannino, III; the dear brother of Theresa J. Hogrell and her late husband, John, Retired Revere Firefighter Crescenzo C. “Christy” Giannino and his wife, Joann, all of Revere and Roseann Waite and her husband, Harvey of Topsfield and the late: Maria D. “Mary” Lospennato, Florence L. Maglione, Barbara A. Gambale, Joseph L. Giannino, Carmella “Millie” Piscopio and Marie A. “Dolly” Giannino. He is also lovingly survived by many nieces, nephews, grand-nephews and grand-nieces. Family and friends are invited to visiting hours today, Wednesday, November 13 from 4 to 7:15 p.m. in the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Route 107) Revere. Following the visitation, the Memorial Funeral Service will be held in the funeral home at 7:30 p.m

Florence ‘Flo’ Donovan

Worked for USDA Food Stamp Program

Florence “Flo” (Salucco) Donovan, a lifetime resident of East Boston, passed away on November 9. She was 89 years old. After graduating East Boston High School, Class of 1941, Flo went to work for the USDA as a secretary for the Food Stamp Program. She was the beloved wife of the late William F. Donovan; devoted mother of Juliane Donovan-McCormack and her late husband, James “Jimmy” McCormack and William Donovan and his wife, Sharon, all of Peabody; dear sister of Lillian Nicotera and Linda Anderson, both of Seabrook, NH, Carmen and Roger Salucco and the late Joseph and Jerry Salucco. She was the loving grandmother and great-grandmother of Kiara, Kameryn, Serena, Nathan, Jossalynn, Abigail and Dominic; the daughter of the late Carmen and Josephine (Annese) Salucco and the daughter in-law of the late Daniel Donovan #1 VP International Long Shoreman Association and Julia (Portella) Donovan and is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews. Her Funeral will be held in the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, 128 Revere St., Revere on Thursday, November 14 at 9:30 a.m. followed by a service at 10:30 a.m. Relatives and friends are kindly Invited. Visiting hours will be today, Wednesday, from 4 to 8 p.m. Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Aleppo Shriners 99 Fordham Rd Wilmington MA 01887. For guest book please visit

Joseph ‘Joe Dumpy’ D’Ambrosio

Charter Member of VFW Mottolla Post of Revere and NRA Member 

Joseph A. “Joe Dumpy” D’Ambrosio of Revere died unexpectedly on Friday, November 8 at the Foxwoods Resorts of Connecticut. He was 89 years old. Joe and his wife, Judy were at Foxwoods to celebrate their 30th wedding anniversary on November 6. Joe died on November 8, 16 days before his 90th birthday. Born and raised in Revere, he was a life-long Revere resident and a 1941 graduate of Revere High School. Early in his working career, he worked for the former Bethlehem Steel as a draftsman. He spent more than 20 years with General Electric Co. of Lynn, retiring at age 62 in 1985. A little known fact about Joe’s early retirement, which is most worthy to be known… As he was considering retirement, a young man who had the same position as Joe was about to be laid off. When Joe approached the personnel department, he made a hard and fast deal, that he would retire only on the guarantee that the young man would continue his employment, uninterrupted. Anyone who really knew Joe would not be surprised by his unselfishness and kindness – a character trait that he kept well hidden, but often practiced. Joe also maintained a business within the fish industry as a long-time clam digger, which he enjoyed immensely. He also ran a weekly “flea-market” from the grounds of his home on the marsh for many years. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II from June of 1943 to February of 1946. He was a “Charter Member” of the VFW Mottollo Post, #4524 of Revere and a member of the National Rifle Association. In addition to his beloved wife of 30 years, Judith A. (Jagello) D’Ambrosio, he was the devoted father of: Peter J. D’Ambrosio and his wife, Dawn of Revere, Joseph A. D’Ambrosio, Jr. of Sheffield, MA, Jay A. D’Ambrosio and his wife, Lisa of Revere, Scott M. D’Ambrosio of Boxford and Shawn E. D’Ambrosio and his wife, Elizabeth of Chelmsford; the cherished grandfather of: Peter J. D’Ambrosio, Jr. and his wife, Jennifer of Lynnfield, Joseph A. D’Ambrosio, III and his wife, Nicole of Portland, Maine, Andrea R. and Angelina Marie D’Ambrosio, both of Melrose, Scott R. and Christopher J. D’Ambrosio, both of Middleton, Megan and Albertina. He is also lovingly survived by four great–grandchildren: Gianna, Gabriella, Caleb and Maya. He was the dear brother of the late Mildred A. Cinseruli and the special uncle to: Patricia M. Wyatt of Revere and the late Vincent M. and Andrea M. Cinseruli. His funeral will be conducted from the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Route 107), Revere today, Wednesday, November 13 at 9 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Anthony of Padua Church, Revere, at 10 a.m. Interment will be in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to: The MSPCA-ANGELL, 350 So. Huntington Ave., Boston, MA 02130-9923. For more information, please

Rosaria Orlando


Rosaria (Ieni) Orlando of Peabody, formerly of East Boston, died on November 9. A housewife, she was the beloved wife of Mario Orlando of Peabody, the loving mother of Ninetta Pepple and her husband, Larry of East Boston, Marie Bonasoro and her husband, Richard of Melrose, Carmen Orlando and his wife, Kathleen of East Boston and Vincent Orlando and his wife, Phyllis of Peabody; dear sister of the late Anthony Ieni and Giosafina Crisafulli and is also survived by 10 loving grandchildren: Jennifer, Bianca, Larry, Richard, Sydney, Christian, Charles, Vincent, Madison and Marissa and two loving great grandchildren: Adriana and Raffael. Please partake in a celebration of Rosaria’s life by attending her funeral from Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, 262 Beach St., Revere, today, Wednesday, at 9:30 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Anthony of Padua Church, 250 Revere St., Revere at 11 a.m. Interment will be in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. For directions and guest book:

Paul Stack

Of East Boston

Paul B. Stack of East Boston died on November 9. A longtime devoted and dedicated parishioner of St. Lazarus Parish, he was the beloved husband of over 51 years to Gloria (Previte) Stack; devoted father of Shelly Paglucca of Saugus, Paula Stack of East Boston and the late John Stack; dear brother of Ellen McGilvary of Winthrop, Maureen Stack of East Boston, Lawrence Stack of Winthrop and the late Dennis, David and James Stack; cherished grandfather of Michael, Ralph, Michelle and Coralei and is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews. His Funeral will be held from the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home, 971 Saratoga St. (Orient Heights) East Boston today, Wednesday, November 13 at 9 a.m. with a Mass of Christian Burial in celebration of his life at St. Joseph St. Lazarus Church, Ashley Street at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited. Services will conclude with Paul being laid to rest in Holy Cross Cemetery. For more

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