Obituaries 11-11-2015

Elvira Ricci

Of Melrose, formerly of East Boston

Elvira Ricci passed away on November 7 at Revere’s Lighthouse Nursing Care Center after a long illness. She was 83 years old.

Born and raised in Boston, she attended schools in East Boston and lived there most of her life, before moving to Melrose in 2000. For most of her working career, she was an assembler in several area factories, retiring at age 65.

She was the daughter of the late Anthony and Concetta (Biasuicci) Ricci, the devoted mother of Paula A. Paolini and her husband, Renato P. Jr. and the cherished grandmother of Renato P. Paolini, III, Christina M. Paolini and Anthony J. Paolini, all of Revere; the beloved sister of Pauline Belmonte and her husband, Anthony of Melrose and the late Margaret E. D’Amico, Carmella Correia, Julia Mallett, Thomas and John Ricci. She is also lovingly survived by many nieces, nephews, grand-nieces and grand-nephews.

Family and friends are invited to attend visiting hours on Thursday, November 12 from at 9 to 10:30 a.m. in the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Rte. 107), Revere. Following the visitation, a Funeral Mass will be celebrated in St. Anthony of Padua Church, 250 Revere St., Revere at 11 a.m. Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett.

Josephine Cannatella

Of East Boston

Josephine (Cannata) Cannatella of East Boston died on November 1.

The beloved wife of the late Joseph P. Cannatella, she was the devoted mother of Joseph Cannatella and his wife, Norma of Nashua, NH, Maria Rodrigues and her husband, Anthony of Norwell, Patricia Minihan and her husband, Paul Trickett of Revere and John Cannatella and his wife, Renee Muise of Salem, NH; dear sister of the late Mary Capano, Ida Schieber and Michael Cannata; cherished grandmother of Janine Agelopolous, Derek Carrillo, John Cannatella Jr, Joseph Cannatella and Christiano Rodrigues and great-grandmother of Jesse Angelopolous. She is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons~Bruno Funeral Home, Revere. For online guestbook and memorial please

Leonard Leccese

Of East Boston

Leonard R. Leccese of East Boston passed away unexpectedly on November 5 at the age of 66.

He was the devoted father of Andrew Leccese and his fiancé, Nicole Pistone of Lynn; loving companion of Deborah Claybourn of East Boston; cherished grandfather of Andrew Leccese Jr. and the dear brother of Michael Leccese of Florida.

Funeral arrangements were by the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home (Orient Heights) East Boston .

Carmen Rauseo Caprio

Long time member of Christopher Columbus High School staff; woman of elegance and style who set high goals and standards for herself and her children

Carmen Rauseo Caprio of Juno Beach, Florida, passesd away on October 23 in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida after a brief illness. She was 92 years young.

She was the loving and devoted wife of the late Louis William Caprio, Sr. of Revere and the daughter of the late Angelo and Michelena Rauseo of East Boston. She is survived by her loving son, Louis William Caprio, Jr. and his wife, Elizabeth of Miami, Florida and was a devoted mother to the late Lucille DiFlumeri of Revere and the late Robert Caprio of Coral Springs, Fflorida. Carmen was one of 11 siblings and is survived only by her dear sister, Margaret Tripoli of Peabody. Carmen was loved and loved all her grandchildren: Christopher Di Flumeri and his wife, Nicole, Keith Caprio and his wife, Agatha, Kenneth Caprio, Danielle Caprio, Ashley Porcaro and her husband, Steven, Tye Ridolfi and Sinclaire Caprio. Carmen also enjoyed the time she was able to spend with her great-grandchildren: Madelyn Schmidt, Sierra Di Flumeri, Ruthie Sullivan and Dominic Caprio.

Carmen was born in Boston and was an honors graduate of Boston Latin High School. In addition to raising three children, she was a long time member of the school staff at Christopher Columbus High School in Boston’s North End. Carmen lived in the Boston area for 75 years before moving to Boca Raton permanently in 2002, then she relocated again in 2008 to The Waterford Community in Juno Beach, FL, where she lived the remainder of her years. She was an active member of her church and community while living in Boston and continued that commitment in Florida right up to the last month of her life.

Carmen’s commitment to her family, her faith and God supported and carried her through to her very last days. She was a woman of elegance and style, who set high goals and standards for herself and expected no less from her children.

A Mass celebrating Carmen’s life will be held at St. Mary’s of the Assumption Church in Revere on Saturday, November 14 at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Carmen’s memory to the Franciscan Mission Associates, 274-280 West Lincoln Ave, P.O. Box 598, Mt. Vernon, NY 10551. Attn: Ms. Madeline Bonnici /Executive Director.

Carol Ann Cronin

Retired Nurse

Carol Ann (Luti) Cronin of Winthrop, formerly of East Boston, passed away surrounded by her loving family on November 2.

Mrs. Cronin was a 1963 graduate of Cambridge City Hospital School of Nursing. She was staff nurse and Nursing Supervisor at the former Sancta Maria Hospital and at the former Youville Hospital, both of Cambridge. She retired from her nursing career as a Nurse/Case Manager at Mt. Auburn hospital in Cambridge

The beloved wife of 50 years to John R Cronin, retired Chief Librarian at the Boston Herald, she was the devoted mother of Christopher J Cronin of Brighton, Daniel J Cronin and his wife, Sarah of Franklin, MA, Justin R Cronin and his wife, Renee of Londonderry, NH and the late David M Cronin; dear sister of Loretta T. English of Danvers, cherished “Nana” to Abby, Jack, Liam, Rhys and Colin. She is also survived by loving nieces, nephews and cousins.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home, (Orient Heights) East Boston. Carol was laid to rest in Winthrop Cemetery (Cross Street Section.) In honoring Carol, memorial donations may be made to the Jimmy Fund, 10 Brookline PlaceWest, 6th Floor Brookline, 02445-7226.

Carmella ‘Millie’ Pirone

Of East Boston

Carmella “Millie” (Leone) Pirone of East Boston passed away on November 8 surrounded by her loving family.

She was the beloved wife of the late Frank Pirone; loving mother of Patrick Pirone and his wife, Diana of Winthrop; cherished grandmother of Dana, Adam and Leah; dear sister of John Leone, Pasquale Leone and Frank Leone, all of East Boston and the late Clementina “Tina” Cornetta. Her Funeral will be held from the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home, 971 Saratoga St., (Orient Heights) East Boston on Thursday November 12 at 9 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in celebration of Millie’s life in the Most Holy Redeemer Church, 65 London St., East Boston at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend. Visiting hours will be today, Wednesday, November 11 from 4 to 8 p.m. Services will conclude with Millie being laid to rest with her beloved husband, Frank in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. For complimentary transportation to the funeral home for visitation please call 617-569-0990. For more information

John Terilli

Of Beverly, formerly of East Boston and Revere

John A. Terilli of Beverly, formerly of East Boston and Revere, passed away on October 28. He was 64 years old.

He was the beloved husband of the late Roseann E. DiGirolamo) Terilli; loving father of Jeff Terilli and his wife, Christina of Amesbury and grandfather to his favorite corgi, Lexi. He is survived by his sisters: Jeanette, Doris and Rosemary, all of Revere and his brothers, Raymond of Stoneham and Joseph of Reading. He was the son of the late Joseph and Mary Terilli and the son-in-law of the late Joseph and Antoinette DiGirolamo, all of East Boston.

Funeral services will be private. Arrangements by the Campbell, Lee, Moody and Russell Funeral Home, 525 Cabot Street, Beverly, MA 01915. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made in John’s name to Rosie’s Place, 889 Harrison Avenue, Boston, MA 02118, 617-442-9322,[email protected]

Anthony Morales, Sr.

Devoted father, brother and worker

Anthony Morales, Sr. of Chelsea passed away unexpectedly at the Whidden Hospital in Everett on October 31. He was 49 years old.

Anthony or Tony as he was affectionately known, was born in Boston on October 8, 1966 to Israel Morales and Donna Reardon. He was a devoted father, brother and hard worker in the Chelsea area. He graduated from Chelsea High School in 1985 and enjoyed being around his four children and taking random excursions to Florida with them.

He was the loving son of Israel Morales and Donna Reardon; loving companion of Lydia Maria Crespo of Chelsea; devoted father to Anthony Jr., Brandon Lee, Destiney Marie Morales and Caitlin Rose Maldonado, all of Chelsea; dear brother to Isidra Quinones, Carmen Nieves, Patricia Garcia, Deirdre Garcia and Carlos Quinones, all of Chelsea, Michael Morales of Tewksbury and John Michael Torres of Jamaica Plain.

He is also survived by his many loving aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.

Family and friends will honor Anthony by gathering on Thursday, November 12 from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home, 971 Saratoga St. (Orient Heights) East Boston and again on Friday morning at 8:45 a.m. before leaving in procession to St. Rose of Lima Church, Chelsea, for a Funeral Mass celebrating Anthony’s life at 10 a.m.

Services will conclude with Anthony being laid to rest in Pine Grove Cemetery, 145 Boston Street, Lynn.

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