Obituaries 07-30-2014

John Francis Ciulla

Distinguished US Navy veteran of World War II

John Francis Ciulla of East Boston died on July 25.

A proud Distinguished Navy veteran of World War II, he was the beloved husband of Paula (Sarcone) Ciulla for more than 67 years;  devoted father of Annette Favale, Joseph, Angela and MaryJane Ciulla and the late Paula Hubert; dear brother of Katie Kluever, Jeanette McCarty, Charles Ciulla and the late Jenny Garvanta, Steven, Leonard, Joseph and Vincent Ciulla; cherished grandfather of five and great grandfather of 10. He also leaves  many adored nieces and nephews. Family and friends will honor John’s life by gathering today, Wednesday, July 30 from 4 to 8 p.m. in the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home, 971 Saratoga St. (Orient Heights) East Boston and again on Thursday morning at 10 a.m. for a prayer service in our Serenity Chapel in celebration of Johns life with Deacon Vincent “Jimmy” Leo officiating. Services will conclude with John beinglaid to rest next to his beloved daughter, Paula at Holy Cross Cemetery with Military Honors. May they both rest in peace. For complimentary transportation to and from the funeral home please call 617 569 0990. For more information:

Emile ‘Jimmy’ Campanaro

Mass Port Retiree

Emile J. “Jimmy” Campanaro, a 17-year resident of Revere, formerly of East Boston, died unexpectedly at home on July 24. He was 71 years old.

Born and raised in East Boston, he was a 1963 graduate of Boston English High School and had a 17-year career with the Mass. Port Authority. “Jimmy’s” years at Mass Port were a tremendously happy time for him. His winning personality and ability to cope with work related problems were legendary.

As a young man, he was an avid baseball and sports fan. He often wrote sports commentaries for the Boston Globe and the East Boston Times. A US Army veteran of the Vitenam Era, he lived most of his life in the Orient Heights Section of East Boston before moving to Revere 17 years ago.

He was the beloved son of the late Louis and Clara (Tedeschi) Campanaro and the cherished brother of: Francis A. “Chuck” Campanaro and his wife, Elizabeth M. of Leesburg, Florida, Eugene L. “Gene” Campanaro and his wife, Linda of Revere and Richard L. Campanaro and his wife, Claire M. of Bedford, Texas. He is also lovingly survived by several nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.

His Funeral will be conducted from the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Route 107) Revere today, Wednesday, July 30 at 9 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Anthony of Padua Church, Revere at 10 a.m. Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. For more information, visit:

Thomas Murray

Worked for City of Everett; Active Autism and My Brother’s Table Volunteer

Thomas F. Murray, an Everett native who lived in Revere for 13 years and East Boston for more than 15 years, died following a brief illness on July 27 at Boston’s Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. He was 54 years old.

Born and raised in Everett, he was a 1978 graduate of Everett High School. For the past 20 years, “Tommy” worked for the City of Everett, Department of Public Works and City Services as a licensed heavy equipment operator. During his tenure with the City of Everett, he also worked at Glenwood Cemetery as a laborer and heavy equipment operator.

His memberships include Local 25 of the Inter. Union of Craftsmen & Laborers and the Carmen A. Schiavo Mens Social Club of Everett.

Throughout his life, he was an avid sports fan, especially a fan of the Boston Red Sox and his enthusiasm for sports events is legendary.

Tommy was also passionate about any “Autism” Fund Raising and he took part actively in marathons and walks. He also was a volunteer for “My Brother’s Table” of Lynn.

He was the beloved husband of 26 years to Rosemary (Gaeta) Murray and the devoted father of: Kathryn R. and Rachel C. Murray, both of Revere and the late Matthew T. Murray; the dear son of Paul V. Murray of Edist Island, So. Carolina and the late Evelyn M. (D’Eon) Murray; the cherished brother of Joseph N. Murray of Edisto Island, So. Carolina, Margaret L. Murray of North Reading, Paula M. Frew of Methuen, Nelson J. Murray of Wilmingon, his twin sister, Rose McCann and her husband, James of Manchester, NH and the late James R. Murray. He is also lovingly survived by many nieces and nephews.

Family and friends are invited to visit with the family on Monday, August 4 beginning at 9 a.m. at the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Route 107) Revere followed by the funeral services at the funeral home at 11 a.m. Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to: The Fund for Autistic Children, 22 Meeting House Hill Road, West Newbury, MA 01985. For more information, visit:

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