Obituaries 04-09-2014

Rita Scala

Of East Boston

Rita M. (Gilbert) Scala of East Boston died on April 3.

She was the beloved wife of the late Anthony; devoted mother of John and his wife, Julie of New Hampshire and Ron and his wife, Nora of Saugus; cherished grandmother of Laurel, Cara. Christina and Lisa and loving great grandmother of Charlotte and Maya. She is also survived by many fond nieces and nephews.

In accordance with the wishes of the Scala family, funeral services are private. In honoring Mrs. Scala, memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 36 Cameron Avenue, Cambridge 02140-1102. To send an online condolence:

Bertha Santoro

Of East Boston

Bertha G. (McDonough) Santoro of East Boston died on April 2.

The beloved wife for more than 66 years of John Santoro, she was the devoted mother of John and his wife, Lisa of Salem, NH; dear sister of the late Myles and Thomas McDonough and Helen Paull; cherished grandmother of Jeffrey and Jillian and is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Ruggiero family Memorial Home, (Orient Heights) East Boston. Services concluded with Bertha being laid to rest in Holy Cross Cemetery. In honoring Bertha, memorial donations may be made to VNA Hospice, 100 Sylvan Rd., Woburn 01801. For more

Constance ‘Connie’ Giangregorio

A True Matriach and Guiding Light

Constance E. “Connie” (D’Amico) Giangregorio of East Boston and Revere passed away on April 1. She was 88 years old.

Connie graduated from Boston English High School and worked her entire life, most recently at Boston Biomedical Research Institute from where she retired at age 75. After retirement, she volunteered at the Lyman School facility for several years.

Connie was a fun loving and wonderful friend, sister, grandmother and mother. She was an avid card player, enjoyed travel, and a wonderful Italian cook. She made friends everywhere she went and her children adored her. A true matriarch and guiding light, she will be missed by all who came into contact with her.

The wife of the late Antonio A. Giangregorio, she was the loving mother of Elena Ahlin and her husband, Nils of N. Providence, RI, Patricia Brouillette and her husband, Donald of Wrentham, Michael Giangregorio of Clinton, CT, Gina Costanzo and her husband, Salvatore of Healdsburg CA, Anthony Giangregorio of Amesbury and the late Thomas Giangregorio; mother-in-law of Viola Giangregorio; cherished grandmother of Erica Chandler, Salvatore Costanzo, Desiree, Michael, Paul, and Marissa Giangregorio; loving sister of Rita Capuano of Wilmington and is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, Committal was private. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Connie’s memory to the Alzheimer’s Association, 480 Pleasant St. Watertown, MA 02472.

Rose Gallo

East Boston Social Center Receptionist, Longtime Sweetheart Paper Bookkeeper

Rose J. (Milia) Gallo of Winthrop, formerly of East Boston, passed away on April 1. She was 91 years old.

Rose was a long-time dedicated bookkeeper for Sweetheart Paper Co. in Chelsea and receptionist at the East Boston Social Center.

She was the beloved wife of the late Dante J. Gallo; loving mother of Albert Gallo and his wife, Ella of Baldwinville, Diane Feely and her husband, Paul of Reading and Linda Cronin and her husband, James of Winthrop; cherished grandmother of Paul Feely, Jr. and his wife, Rebecca, Lisa Pare and her husband, Scott, Sarah Gallo and her husband, Allister Glenny, Jaime Goldfarb and her husband, Jason and Louise Gallo; great grandmother of seven; loving sister of the late Josephine Gomez and is also survived by many loving nephews and nieces.

Funeral arrangements were by Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, Revere. Interment was in Woodlawn Cemetery in Everett. For guestbook:

Angelo C. Ravagno

Of Merrimack

Angelo C. Ravagno, 75, of Merrimack passed away at home on Tuesday, February 25 after a long illness.

He was born on September 19, 1938 in Boston to the late Angelo and Tomasina (Fontana) Ravagno.

Before retirement, he was last employed as an expeditor for Electronic Fasteners in Waltham. He enjoyed traveling and spending time with his family.

Angelo is predeceased by two brothers, Thomas and Michael Ravagno.

He is survived by his loving wife of 40 years, Barbara (Marino) Ravagno; two daughters, Jennie Paulette and Karen McDonald; three sons, Thomas, James and Robert Ravagno; several grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

There are no calling hours. A memorial celebration will be held at a later date at the convenience of the family.

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