Yolanda ‘Viola’ Ferullo
Cared for family and her home was a beacon of hospitality for over 70 years
Yolanda “Viola” Ferullo, an East Boston native and an 11 year resident of Winthrop, died unexpectedly at the Chelsea Jewish Nursing Home on October 2. She was 88 years old.
Born and raised in East Boston, she lived in East Boston all her life until moving to Winthrop 11 years ago. “Yola” spent the majority of her adult life caring for family. Parents, siblings, her late husband – all received her care and devotion. While caring for her charges, she maintained an “open house” for her entire extended family, friends, neighbors and her childrens’ friends. Her London Street home in East Boston was a beacon of hospitality for over 70 years. No one person ever left “Yola’s” home without enjoying her home cooking or her baked goodies. Her personality was indeed humble and loving.
She was the wife of the late Pasquale “Pat” C. Ferullo who died in April of 2003; the devoted mother of: Anthony V. Ferullo and his wife, “Nikki,” Louise Ferullo of Lynnfield and Patricia J. MacQueen and her husband, Giles E. of Winthrop with whom she made her home for the past 11 years. She was the cherished grandmother of: Anthony P. Ferullo and his wife, Maria of Danvers, Dr. Shawn M. Ferullo and his wife, Karen of Winthrop and Mark J. Ferullo of Lynnfield. She is also lovingly survived by four great grandchildren: Gabriela A., Nicholas S., Kayla M. and Olivia M. Ferullo. She was the dear sister of the late: Carmella Copozi, Saverio “Sammy,” Salvatore “Salvy” and Arthur Penta. She is also survived by many faithful nieces, nephews, grand nieces and grand nephews.
Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, Revere. Interment was in Woodlawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to: Elder Service Plan (ESP), Lewi Mall, 325 Summer St., East Boston, MA 02128, Attn: Tina Smith. For more information, please visit:www.vertuccioandsmith.com
Of East Boston
Jill E. McEvoy of East Boston died suddenly on September 4.
She was the beloved daughter of Robert and the late Darlene (Fiorillo); loving granddaughter of Rita McEvoy of Malden and is also survived by many loving aunts, uncles and cousins.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Jill’s memory to the charity of one’s choice. At the request of the family, all services were held privately with arrangements by the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno
Funeral Home, Revere.
John LoVerme, Jr.
John F. Loverme, Jr., a long time Saugus resident and an East Boston native, passed away on October 3 at Mass. General Hospital, Boston after a long three year battle with pancreatic cancer. He was 62 years old.
He was a graduate of East Boston High School, Class of 1970 and an alumnus of the prestigious Wentworth Institute, Class of 1974. John worked within the network of various engineering corporations and lastly at Santan Engineering Corp. where he worked for more than 10 years until a year ago when debilitating illness forced him to remain at home.
Medically, John was a veritable miracle, not only surviving but thriving for almost a year during his three year diagnosis. The entire cancer team at MGH and the extraordinary tenacity of his wife and daughters are to be praised for John’s courage to pursue any and all forms of traditional and naturalistic protocols.
John’s talent went far beyond his professional engineering accomplishments. For over 35 years, his avocation in life was as a fine furniture designer and contractor. Although he credited his late father in law, Louis J. Carco, as his mentor, John certainly had an intrinsic talent for working with wood. For years, he was responsible for many originally designed furniture creations that he gave as gifts. His artistic style was distinct and authentic.
He is survived by his beloved wife of 39 years, Pauline L. (Carco.) He was the cherished father of: Jessica D. LoVerme of Revere and Jenna D. LoVerme of Saugus; the dear brother of Lucille LoVerme of East Boston and his twin brother, Charles LoVerme and his wife, Stella of Medford. He is also lovingly survived by his wife’s family, the Carco family of Malden, Saugus, West Peabody and Cape Cod and by many nieces and nephews. He was the son of the late John F. LoVerme, Sr. and Edith (Luiso) LoVerme.
Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, Revere. Interment was in Puritan Lawn Memorial Cemetery, West Peabody. For additional information, please visit: www.vertuccioandsmith.com
Worked for Leonard Silver and Colt Press
Rose M. (Archidiacona) Penta of East Boston, formerly of Revere and Lynn, died at Boston’s Mass. General Hospital on September 28 following a brief illness. She was 89 years old.
Born in Revere, she attended Revere schools and graduated from Revere High School, Class of 1943. She lived in Revere until moving to East Boston in 1947 where she remained until moving to Lynn with her daughter in the late 1990’s.
Mrs. Penta worked as an assembler for the former Leonard Silver Co. of East Boston and as a clerk for the former Colt Pres of East Boston. She was a member of the East Boston and Revere Senior Centers.
Her husband, Saverio ‘Sammy” Penta, Jr., died in April of 1991. She was the devoted mother of: Richard Penta of Fairfax, VA, Sallyann Penta of Lynn and Sharon M. Howard and her husband, Lawrence of Venice, Florida; the cherished grandmother of Christine E. Toavs and her husband, Tory of Fairfax, VA and Daniel R. Penta and his wife, Erin Regan of Queens, NY. She is also lovingly survived by two great grandchildren, Viviana and Jude and her former faithful daughter-in-law, Nancy Penta of Fairfax, VA. She was the dear sister of the late: Frederick Colagero, Jenny Pisano and Christina Principe and is also survived by many nieces, nephews, grand nieces and grand nephews.
Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, Revere. Interment was private. Remembrances may be made to: Mass. General Hospital, 100 Cambridge St., Suite 1310, Boston, MA 0114 Attention: Laura Ogonowski, Deveopment Office or on line at: giving.massgeneral.org. Your gift will help support the work of Dr. Paul Huang, Rose’s personal physician. For additional information, visit: www.vertuccioandsmith.com
George Krabey, Jr.
Retired Boston Water and Sewer Foreman
George F. Krabey, Jr. of East Boston died on October 5.
A retired foreman for Boston Water and Sewer, he was the beloved husband of Alice M. (Pardi); father of George F., III, Lauren and Nicholas, all of East Boston; brother of Denise Botta and Thomas Krabey; grandfather of Nickolas and is also survived by many nieces and nephews.
Visiting in the Magrath Funeral Home, 325 Chelsea St. [at Day Sq] East Boston will be on Saturday, October 11 from 2 to 5 p.m. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the American Diabetes Assn. would be appreciated. Indoor parking and entrance to funeral home available from 340 Bremen St. For more information: MagrathFuneralHome.com
25-Year Employee of
Mass Department of Revenue
Camille ( Foti ) Gradozzi of Orient Heights East Boston passed away October 1 at home surrounded by her family.
Camille was employed with the Department of Revenue Commonwealth of Mass for over 25 years.
The beloved wife of Robert Gradozzi with whom she shared 49 years of marriage, she was the loving mother of Robert and Ralph Gardozzi of East Boston; daughter of the late Ralph and Ethel (Camiolo) Foti; dear sister of Doreen McCormick and her husband, Barry of England, Constance Foti of East Boston, her sister in law Diane Gradozzi of East Boston and her dog, Kasey and aunt of many nieces and nephews.
Family and friends will honor Camille’s life by leaving in procession today, Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. from Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, 262 Beach Street, Revere to the Immaculate Conception Church for a Funeral Mass to be celebrated in her honor at 10:30 a.m. Interment will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Camille’s name to Care Dimensions Hospice, 75 Sylvan St., Suite B 102, Danvers, MA 01923. For guest book and directions www.vazzafunerals.com