Obituaries 06-24-2015

Beatrice Ann ‘Bea’ Esposito

20-year cook/baker at East Boston Central Catholic School; known for her amazing cookies

Beatrice Ann ‘Bea’ (Giordano) Esposito passed away after a courageous battle with cancer on June 19 in Danvers. She was 71 years old.

Born on April 1, 1944 to Anthony and Antonetta Giordano, she married James Esposito in 1967 and together they raised their son, Jimmie. Bea served as a cook and baker at East Boston Central Catholic School for over 20 years and was well known for her amazing cookies! Bea was adored by all who met her. As a dedicated wife and mother, nothing was more important than the health and happiness of her family.

Funeral arrangements were by Vazza’s Beechwood Funeral Home, Revere.

Mary Long

Mary R. (DeCarlo) Long of East Boston died recently at the age of 87.

She was the beloved wife of the late Arthur Long; devoted mother of Deborah Zayka and her husband, John of Bolton and Anthony Zeoli, Patricia Cucchiello and Rhonda Capolupo; dear sister of the late Anthony DeCarlo; cherished grandmother of Michael Cucchiello, Jaime Asci, Christian Zayka, David Zayka and the late Nicholas Cucchiello and adored great grandmother of five.

Funeral arrangements were by the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home, East Boston. Mary was laid to rest in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. For more information,


Yolanda Moscaritolo

Owned and operated BenHavre Liquors of East Boson for almost 40 years

Yolanda (Nicotera) Moscaritolo of East Boston died on June 18.

The owner and operator of BenHavre Liquors of East Boston for almost 40 years, she was the beloved wife of the late Nicholas Moscaritolo; devoted mother of Pat and his wife, Liz of East Boston, Ella Moscaritolo of New York, Donna Bruno and her husband, Steve and Debbi Centracchio and her husband, Al, all of Marblehead and sister of Jean Murphy of Florida, Al Nicotera of Revere and the late Amanda Lehman, Camille Scheri, Anthony, Joseph, Cliff Domenic Nicotera and Kay Pagnini; cherished grandmother of Nicholas, Amanda, Ashley, Stephen and Matthew and adored great grandmother of Nicholas, Isabella, Kai William and Ava Marie 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 Yola being laid to rest with her beloved husband, Nicholas in Woodlawn Cemetery. May they both rest in peace. In honor of Yolanda and in lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Care Dimensions, 75 Sylvan St. B 100, Danvers 01923. For more information, visit:


Jeannette ‘Sister’ Federico

She was her family’s ‘special angel’

Family and friends are invited to attend visiting hours today, Wednesday, June 24, beginning at noon in the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Route 107) Revere for Jeannette “Sister” Federico who died following a brief illness on Monday, March 2 at the Mesun Hospice, Lawrenceville, GA. The funeral service will be conducted in the funeral home at 1:30 p.m. followed by interment in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to your favorite charity.

“Sister,” as she was known throughout her entire family, was 93 years old and was ‘our special angel.’ All her life, she maintained a child-like innocence. She was a former resident of Winthrop, Orient Heights, East Boston, Billerica and Lynnfield. After the death of her mom and dad, both of her brothers, Paul and Joseph, and their wives, Dolores and Rose, cared for and protected her gently and lovingly.

She was the beloved first child of Paul J. and Angelena “Angie” (Loschiuto) Federico, who have both passed; the cherished sister to Joseph P. Federico and his wife, Jimmie of Stone Mountain, Georgia with whom she made her home and the late Paul J. Federico, Jr. and his late wife, Rose (Crisafulli) Federico. She is also survived by many loving nieces, nephews, grand nieces and grand nephews.

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Ramona Vega-Amaro

Former proprietor of State House Cleaners of Bowdoin Street, Boston.

Ramona Vega-Amaro of Chelsea, formerly of Maunabo, PR,d ied on June 18

The former proprietor of State House Cleaners of Bowdoin Street, Boston, she was the beloved wife of the late Ulysis Amaro; devoted mother of Roberto and Yvette Colon of Puerto Rico, Anthony G. Ortiz of the Chelsea Police Department and the late Rolando Colon; dear sister of Frank Vega Jr., Annette Vega, Jeanette Vega-Alvarez, all of New York City, Angel Vega of Florida and the late Eve and Ralph Vega. She was the adored grandmother of Rolando Colon Jr., and Anthony Ortiz Jr. and is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.

Family and friends will honor Ramona’s life by gathering in the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home, 971 Saratoga St., (Orient Heights) East Boston today, Wednesday, at 10 a.m. before a service at 11 a.m. in celebration of Ramona’s life. Services will conclude with Ramona being laid to rest in Woodlawn Cemetery.

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