Anna Dello Russo
Accomplished Woman with Many Artistic Talents
Anna ( Indorato ) Dello Russo of Boxford, formerly of Winthrop and East Boston, passed away in Topsfield, surrounded by her family, on December 6. She was in her 90th year.
Anna was an accomplished women. She was a clothing designer, a floral arranger, a beautician, stained glass artisan, handbag designer and an artist.
She was the cherished daughter of the late Salvatore and Josephine ( Vitale ); beloved wife of the late Arthur Dello Russo (former owner of Dello Russo Florist of East Boston ) with whom she shared 50 years of marriage; loving mother of Fred Sano of Maine and Regina Piantedosi and her husband, Bob of Boxford; dear sister of the late Santina “Sally” Ciampa, Angela Gioiosa, James, Sebastiano, Octavio, Louis and Alfred Indorato; cherished grandmother of Leah, Stephanie, Cabrina and Fred Sano JR. and Arthur and Carmine Piantedosi. Family and friends will honor Ann’s life by gathering Saturday morning, December 14, in Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, 262 Beach Street, Revere from 9 to 11 a.m. with a service in our chapel of the resurrection at 11 a.m. Burial will follow in Harmony Cemetery, Ipswich Road, Boxford with her beloved husband, Arthur. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made in Anna’s name to Fidelis Hospice, 25 Railroad Sq., Haverhill, MA 01832. For directions and guest book: www.vazzafunerals.com.
Loved to Dance With Her Late Husband
Ann ( Gambino ) Drago of East Boston passed away unexpectedly on December 7. She was in her 93rd year.
A housewife, Ann was a graduate of East Boston High School, Class of 1939, a member of the Waltham Moose and loved to dance with her late husband.
The beloved wife of the late Charles Drago with whom she shared 58 years of marriage, she was the loving and devoted mother of Thomas Drago of East Boston and Diane Chmielorz and her husband, Robert of Westwood; dear sister of Jeanette Correale of East Boston. Ann was a graduate of E.B.H.S class of 1939 and she was a member of the Waltham Moose, and loved to dance with her husband Charles.
Family and friends will honor Ann’s life by gathering in Vazza’s Beachwood Funeral Home, 262 Beach Streetm Revere at 8: 30 a.m. Today, Wednesday, with a service in our chapel of the resurrection at 10 a.m. Burial will follow in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden for directions and guest book. www.vazzafunerals.com.
Past 47-Year US Postal Service Employee
James A. Giuffre of East Boston died on December 7.
A U.S. Postal service employee for more than 47 years, he was a US Army Veteran of the Korean Conflict,
He was the beloved husband of over 44 years to Josephine (Magareci) Giuffre; devoted father of Josephine Lee and her husband, Declan of Cohasset, Catherine Giuffre-Renaud and her husband, John of Maine, Linda Farris and her husband, Christopher of Wakefield, James Giuffre Jr. of Hawaii andJoseph Giuffre and his wife, Shara of Malden; dear brother of Josephine “Tootsie” Rizzo of East Boston and the late Frank Giuffre; cherished grandfather of Noelle, Marisa, Anthony, Ava, Patricia, Declan, Katelin, Lucas, James III and Emma and is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.
Family and friends will honor James’ life by gathering today, Wednesday, December 11 from 4 to 8 p.m. in the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home, 971 Saratoga St., East Boston and again at 8:45 a.m. Thursday before leaving in procession for St. Joseph St. Lazarus Church, Ashley Street, East Boston at 10 a.m. Burial with military honors will be in Sheffield Mausoleum in Woodlawn Cemetery. In honoring Mr. Giuffre, memorial donations may be made to Melonama Research Fondation, 1411 K St., Washington, D.C 2005. For complimentary transportation to and from the funeral home, please call 617 569 0990. For more information: www.ruggieromh.com
Of East Boston
Gerald A. Constantine of East Boston died on December 3.
A US Army veteran of the Korean War, he was the loving companion and soul mate of Janice Iasbarrone of East Boston; dear brother of Frank of Pennsylvania and Louise Vikell of East Boston and is also survived by his nieces and nephews.
Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home, East Boston. He was laid to rest with his Military Family in the National Cemetery Bourne, Ma.
Of East Boston
Filippa (Flores) Talluto of East Boston died on December 6.
She was the beloved wife of the late Giuseppe; devoted mother of Maria Bulla and her late husband, Filippo of Revere, Giovanni Talluto and his wife, Teresa, Sarah Atanasov and her husband, Kiro, all of Saugus, Rocco Talluto and his wife, Victoria of East Boston, Filippo Talluto and his wife, Lucy of Saugus and Salvatore Talluto; dear sister of the late Francesco, Vincenzo and Salvatore Flores; cherished grandmother of 14 and great grandmother of nine and is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.
Funeral arrangements were by the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home (Orient Heights) East Boston. She was laid to rest with her beloved, Giuseppe in the Sheffield Mausoleum at Woodlawn Cemetery. May they both rest in peace. For more information or to send an online condolence: www.ruggieromh.com
Retired Garment Industry Seamstress
Rose DiStefano of Boardman Street, East Boston passed away at the Don Orione Nursing Home in East Boston on November 28. She was 91 years old.
Born in Mirabella, Avellino, Italy, the beloved daughter of the late Francesco Martiniello and Giuseppina (Colarusso), she was a longtime resident of East Boston who was employed as a seamstress in the garment industry for many years.
She was the devoted wife of the late John DiStefano and the dear sister of Anne Schettino and Antoinetta Johnson, both of East Boston and the late Augustino Martiniello. She is also survived by many loving nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.
Funeral services were conducted from the Ernest P. Caggiano and Son_ O’Maley Funeral Home, Winthrop with the Rev. Richard Uftring celebrating the services. Entombment at Woodlawn Cemetery in Everett was private.
To sign the online guestbook go to www.caggianofuneralhome.com or www.cremationsbycaggianofh.com.
Retired Property Manager and Carpenter
Arthur H. Smaldone Sr. of Revere, formerly of East Boston, died on December 8 at the Whidden Memorial Hospital of Everett following a long illness. He was 84 years old.
Born and raised in East Boston and a 1946 graduate of East Boston High School, he entered the US Army in March of 1951 during the Korean Conflict and served until March of 1957. In 1968, he and his family moved to Revere where he remained until his death. Most of his working career was in property management as a carpenter and he also worked privately as a carpenter until his retirement.
He leaves his beloved wife of 62 years, Rosemarie J. (Coroniti) and he was the devoted father of Arthur H. Smaldone, Jr. and his wife, Carol Ann and Barbara A. Mauro and her husband, John T., all of Revere and Denise P. Dotolo and her husband, Steven A. of West Peabody; the cherished grandfather of: Lauren R. Smaldone and her partner, Courtney Perry, Carla A. Dipesa and her husband, Christopher and Victoria R. and John A. Mauro, all of Revere and Nikolas S. and Gabrielle E. Dotolo, both of West Peabody. He was the dear brother of: Lorraine Denaro and her late husband, Frank of Rowley, Mary Carlough and her husband, Herbert of Brewster and Loretta Bruno and her husband, Anthony of Malden and is also lovingly survived by many nieces and nephews.
Family and friends are invited to attend visiting hours today, Wednesday, December 11 from 4 to 8 p.m. In the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Route 107) Revere. The funeral will be conducted from the funeral home on Thursday, December 12 at 9:30 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass at Immaculate Conception Church (corner of Beach Street and Winthrop Avenue) at 10:30 a.m.
Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to All Care Hospice, 210 Market St. Lynn, MA 01901. For more information, please visit: www.vertuccioandsmith.com