Obituaries 12-04-2013

Helen Papa

Accomplished Woman, Worked Until Age 90

Helen J. ( Pucillo ) Papa of Revere, formerly of East Boston, passed away on November 30. She was in her 95th year.

Helen was an accomplished women who held several jobs in her lifetime. She was a reporter for the East Boston Times and associate at Youngs Novelty on Hanover St, Bakers dozen in Revere, the Recreation Department of Revere and operator and tour guide for seniors and employee of the Prospect House, Revere until the age of 90.

She was the beloved wife of the late Victor Papa, late owner of Prospect Dairy, with whom she shared 49 years of marriage; loving mother of Samuel Papa and his wife, Susan of Tennessee and Robert Papa of Revere; dear sister of the late Antoinette Caputo, Minnie Papa, Albert and Samuel Pucillo; cherished grandmother of Jennifer Daley, and Brian Papa, both of Seattle, WA and also leaves a great grandson, Benjamin.

Family and friends will honor Helen’s life by gathering Thursday morning, December 5 in the Immaculate Conception Church, Beach Street, Revere at 10:30 a.m. Burial will follow in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. Remembrances may be made in Helen’s name to the Salvation Army of Globe Santa. For on line guest book.

Clara Cino

Member of the Confraternity of Christian Mothers

Clara (Durante) Cino of East Boston died on November 26.

A member of the Confraternity of Christian Mothers at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church, she was the beloved and devoted wife of William “Bill” Cino; loving mother of William and his wife, Denise of Wilmington and David and his wife, Camille of Everett.; dear sister of Salvatore of Peabody, Frank of East Boston, Joseph of Saugus and Marie Gulla of Florida; cherished grandmother of Christopher Cino, Nicholas Cino and his wife, Laura and two great grandchildren, Alessia and Domenic Cino and also leaves many nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, Revere. Burial was at Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. In lieu of flowers, donations may be in Clara’s name to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Mass Chapter, 495 Old Connecticut Path, 220 Framingham, MA 01701-4567. For guest book

Pasqualina ‘Lena’ Symonds

Retired Stitcher

Pasqualina M. “Lena (Buonopane) Symonds, a 54 year resident of Revere, died at home on November 27 following a long illness. She was 86 years old.

Born and raised in East Boston, she attended East Boston schools. The family moved from East Boston to Revere in 1959 and for many years she worked in Boston’s Garment District as a lead stitcher. She later worked and retired from an East Boston firm.

She was the wife of the late James E. Symonds; the daughter of the late Nicholas Buonopane and Filomena (Tecci) Buonopane-Masiello; the cherished mother of Patricia M. Goodwin and her husband, Timothy of Marblehead and Angela R. Snow of Revere; the devoted grandmother of: Nichole R. Snow-Dawson and her husband, Thomas of Salem, Howard J. Snow and his companion, Ashley Constantine of Revere and Christine R. Goodwin of Marblehead; the dear sister of Joseph A. Buonopane of Rockland and the late Vincent P. Anthony and John N. Buonopane. She is also lovingly survived by her sisters in law: Helene Buonopane of Wakefield and Susan “Sue” Buonopane of Rockland, many nieces, nephews, grand nieces and grand nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, Revere. Interment was in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. For more information, please visit:

Patricia Rose Tuttavilla

Worked at Logan Airport for Many Years

Patricia Rose (Molinaro) Tuttavilla of Revere, formerly of East Boston, passed peacefully on November 24 surrounded by her family at Whidden Memorial Hospital. She was 78 years old.

Born and raised in East Boston, she lived most of her adult life in Revere and worked at Logan Airport for many years.

The daughter of the late Peter and Aida (DeTroia) Molinaro, she was the beloved wife of Joseph; devoted mother of Kim Tuttavilla, Michael and his wife, Michelle, Mark and his wife, Maureen and Mia Tuttavilla; dear sister of Joseph Molinaro and his wife, Josie, Marjorie Zecchina and the late Thomas Molinaro; cherished grandmother of Michael, Andrea and Mark and is also survived by her loving sister-in-law Rose Stilla, her special cousins and nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, Revere. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St Judes Children’s Research Hospital P.O. Box 2151 Memphis, TN 38101-2151 or For guest book please

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