Obituaries 07-23-2014

Mario Orlando

Of Peabody, Formerly of East Boston

Mario S. Orlando of Peabody, formerly of East Boston, passed away on July 15.

He was the beloved husband of the late Rosaria (Ieni); loving father of Ninette Pepple and her husband, Larry of East Boston, Marie Bonasoro and her husband, Richard of Melrose, Carmen Orlando and his wife, Kathleen of East Boston and Vincent Orlando and his wife, Phyllis of Peabody. He is also survived by 10 loving grandchildren: Jennifer and her husband, Ralph, Bianca, Larry Jr., Richard, Sydney, Christian, Charles, Vincent, Madison and Marissa and two loving great grandchildren, Adriana and Raffael. Mario will also be sorely missed by his devoted dog, Molly.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home, East Boston. Mario was laid to rest in Holy Cross Cemetery. For more information:

Daniel ‘Danny’ Dellascio

Letter Carrier in East Boston, Revere and Winthrop for 15 years

Daniel T. “Danny” Dellascio, a letter carrier for more than 15 years, died unexpectedly at his Lynn residence on Friday, July 18. He was 45 years old.

Born and raised in Revere, “Danny” lived in Revere until moving to Lynn in 1999. He was a 1987 graduate of Revere High School and, following graduation, entered the work force as a letter carrier with the US Postal Service. His work took him to the neighborhoods of Revere, East Boston and Winthrop. He was a member of the National American Letter Carriers’ Union. An avid sportsman, he was a banner fan of the Boston Patriots and Boston Bruins. He genuinely enjoyed the game of football and the Boston Patriots were his “Hallmark.”

He was overwhelmed when he attended his daughter, Adrianna’s hockey games as well as his son, Danny’s hockey games.

He was the beloved husband of 17 years to Lauren B. (Nolan) Dellascio; the cherished father of Adrianna M. and Danny S. Dellascio, both of Lynn; the dear brother of Phillip Fraga, Elizabeth Bodish, Kevin, Edward and Joseph Dellascio, and Mary Orsini; the devoted son in law of Retired Boston Police Lt. Herbert “Herbie” and Barbara (Perry) Noland of Medford and Las Vegas, Nevada. He is also lovingly survived by his uncle, Ronald Perry of Medford, his sister in law, Melissa A. Nolan of West Virginia and his faithful, “Best Buddy” Paul Clapp of Florida and by many nieces and nephews.

Family and friends are invited to attend visiting hours today, Wednesday, July 23 from 3 to 6:45 p.m. in the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Route 107) Revere. The Funeral Service will be conducted in the funeral home at 7 p.m. following the visitation. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Make-a-Wish Foundation, One Bulfinch Place, Boston, MA 02114-2931. For more information, please visit:

Joseph Saunders

Of Georgia, formerly of East Boston

Joseph Saunders of Georgia, formerly of East Boston, died unexpectedly on July 11. He was 48 years old.

He was the loving son of the late Albert W. and Carmela (Russo) Saunders; beloved brother of Mariellen Dalton and her husband, Michael “Mickey” Dalton, Albert W. Saunders III and his wife, Marsha, all of East Boston; dear nephew of Robert Saunders and Rose Marie Malas, cherished uncle of Jillian Marie Marrama, Bianca and Albert W. Saunders IV.

Funeral arrangements were by the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home (Orient Heights) East Boston. For more information, please visit

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