Theresa ‘Chickie’ Cipriano
School Supervisor for the Boston Police Department, East Boston Community Activist
Theresa M. “Chickie” (DeFronzo) Cipriano of East Boston died on November 23 surrounded by her loving family. A school supervisor for the Boston Police Department, Chickie was a life long resident and community activist in her beloved East Boston. Her contributions and involvements in East Boston were limitless and will be sorely missed. She was the beloved wife of Peter A. Cipriano of East Boston; loving mother of Marlene Pagliuca and her husband, Richard of Wilmington, Lisa Masciulli and her late husband, Paul of East Boston and the late Kenneth “Kenny” Cipriano; cherished sister of Frank DeFronzo of Hampton, N.H., Domenic DeFronzo of Westford and the late Saverio DeFronzo and Maryann Pardi and the very special grandmother of Paul Masciulli and his wife, Shanee Masaciulli of East Boston, Jessica Pagliuca of Texas and Phillip Masciulli of East Boston. Please join in celebrating Chickie’s memory by attending her funeral mass on Wednesday, November 27 at 10 a.m. at Our Lady of the Assumption Church, 404 Sumner St., East Boston. Parking and access to the church is available in the church parking lot located in the rear of the church on Everett Street. Funeral arrangements are by Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, 262 Beach St. Revere. At the family’s request, floral contributions are respectfully omitted. In lieu of flowers, donations in Chickie’s memory may be made to the MSPCA 350 So. Huntington Ave. Boston, MA. 02130 Attention: Development. For directions and guest book www.vazzafunerals.com
Pianist/Musician and Wife of Late Legislator and Municipal Court Judge Mario Umana
Anne T. (Nigro) Umana of Orient Heights East Boston died on November 17. Anne was an accomplished pianist with her own radio program on WMEX called Keys to Pleasure and performed at many fashion shows, restaurants and at the Harvard Club until age 70. She attended N.E. Conservatory of Music. She was the beloved and devoted wife of the late Honorable Judge Mario Umana Boston Municipal Court and MA Senate Majority Leader with whom she shared 58 years of marriage; loving mother of Anne Scigliano and her husband, Ned of Walpole and Jeanne Umana Kilpatrick of Lake Gregory, CA and her late husband Reid; cherished grandmother of Marcus Aurelius Scigliano and his wife, Lauren and Alexander Michael Scigliano; great grandmother of Francesco and dear sister of the late Dr. Michael Nigro, Finetta Craig and Dante Nigro. Funeral arrangements were by Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, Revere. Burial was at St. Michael Cemetery, Roslindale. For guest book: www.vazzafunerals.com.
Of New Hampshire, formerly of East Boston
Sophia Minichello of Derry, NH, formerly of East Boston, died Sunday, November 24 at Aurora Senior Living in Derry. She was 91 years old.
She was born in East Boston, January 10, 1922 and graduated from East Boston High School. Mrs. Minichello raised her family in East Boston for over 40 years while working at General Electric Corporation and the Bradley School.
She was the wife of the late Boston Police Detective Nicholas Minichello who predeceased her in 1980. Family members include her son, Nicholas Minichello and his wife, Evelyn of Hampton, NH, her daughter, Maryann Bogaczyk and her husband, Matthew of Derry, NH along with six grandchildren who adored her: Melina, Nicholas, Dimitri, Olivia, Jacquelyn and Victoria.
Visiting hours will be held from 9 to 11 a.m. Friday, November 29 at theRemick & Gendron Funeral Home, 811 Lafayette Road, Hampton, NH. followed by services at 11 a.m. in St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church, 40 Andrew Jarvis Drive, Portsmouth. Burial will follow in Puritan Lawn Memorial Park, Peabody, Mass. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited.
Of Norwood, formerly of East Boston
Helen (Anzalone) Lascuola of Norwood, formerly of East Boston, died on November 20. A housewife, she was the beloved and devoted wife of the late Anthony Lascuola; loving mother of John and his wife, Theresa, Thomas and his wife, Patricia, all of Everett, Annmarie Helmar and her husband, Christopher of Norwood, and Lucille Chaput and her husband, Phlilp of Stoneham; dear sister of Lucy Castanzo of Revere and Joseph Anzalone; cherished grandmother of 11 grandchildren, one great grandchild and she also leaves many nieces and nephews. Funeral arrangements were by Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, Revere. Burial was at St. Michael Cemetery, Roslindale. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Helen’s name to American Lung Association 1301 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Suite 800 Washington, DC 20004.For guest book www.vazzafunerals.com