Obituaries 04-23-2014

Giuseppa Plagenza

Of East Boston

Giuseppa (Armata) Plagenza died in East Boston on April 14. She was 94 years old.

The beloved daughter of the late Andrea and Giuseppa (Gucciardi) Armata, she was the wife of the late Antonino Plagenza and dear sister of the late Alberto Armata, Gaspare Armata and Giovanni Armata and his surviving wife. Giovanna of East Boston. She is also survived by loving nieces and nephews. Her funeral was held from the Magrath Funeral Home, East Boston followed by a Funeral Mass in Sacred Heart Church, East Boston. Entombment was in Holy Cross Mausoleum, Malden. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to: Don Orione Nursing Home, 111 Orient Ave., East Boston, MA 02128

Thomas LeBlanc

Owned and Operated “Tom’s” East Boston Auto School For More Than 40 Years

Thomas L. LeBlanc, a 67 year resident of Revere, formerly of East Boston, died at the Lighthouse Nursing Care Center of Revere on Thursday, April 17 following a long illness.

Born and raised in East Boston, Tom attended grammar school at Most Holy Redeemer Parish of East Boston and graduated from East Boston High School, Class of 1937. He entered the US Army in April of 1942 and served until November of 1945. In 1947, he and his family moved to Revere where he remained until his passing.

For more than 40 years, Tom owned and operated “Tom’s” East Boston Auto School located at 387 Meridian St., East Boston. Tom estimated that he taught over 4,000 people to drive and apply for their Massachusetts licenses. Over the years, he and his late wife, Josephine S. (Fazio) made many many friends through their business venture. Tom was a former member of both the East Boston Kiwanis and the Revere Kiwanis Club.

His dear wife of 70 years, Josephine, died on November 29, 2012. He is the cherished father of Thomas W. LeBlanc of Revere and the late Ronald E. and Deborah LeBlanc; the devoted grandfather of Heather LeBlanc of North Carolina, Danielle Morello and her husband, Michael of Lynnfield and Christopher LeBlanc of Peabody; the dear brother of the late: Adele Fazio, Rose and Beatrice leBlanc, Hazel Coleman, Louise Martel and Joseph and Edward LeBlanc and is also lovingly survived by two great grandaughters, Madison and Alivia Morello and by several dediated and caring nieces, nephews, grand nieces and grand nephews. He was the son of the late Louis and Odella (Clements) LeBlanc,

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, Revere. Interment was in Puritan Lawn Memorial Cemetery, West Peabody.

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