Retired machinist; veteran of two wars
Felix Sordello of Revere, formerly of East Boston and Keene NH, died on November 28 at the Bedford VA Hospital.
Felix served in the US Coast Guard in two wars – World War II and the Korean Conflict. Before retirement, he worked many years as a machinist at Boston Lockport.
Born in East Boston, the son of the late Raffaele and Elena (Pezzano) Sordillo he was the beloved husband of the late Lena (DiLuzio); devoted father of David of Atkinson, NH, Christopher and his wife, Lisa of Wakefield, and Paul of Haverhill; loving grandfather of Matthew, Alexander, Daniel, Alena and Nicholas; dear brother of John Sordillo of East Boston and the late Nicoletta Kenney, Ralph Sordello and Arthur Sordello. He is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.
His Funeral will be held from the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, 128 Revere St, Revere on Friday, December 4 at 9 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Anthony’s Church at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends are kindly invited. Visiting hours will be Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, 150 Cambridge Park Drive, Suite 202, Cambridge, MA 02140. Interment will be in Puritan Lawn Memorial Park. For guestbook, please visit www.Buonfiglio.com
Of East Boston
John J. McDonald of East Boston died on November 24.
He was the beloved husband of Catherine (Ricupero) McDonald Russo; dear brother of Alice Beamer of Brockton, Sharon McDonald of East Boston and the late Paul McDonald and is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.
Family and friends are invite to a Mass in celebration of John’s life on Saturday, December 5 in the Most Holy Redemeer Church, Maverick Street (Maverick Square) East Boston at 10 a.m. Arrangements with the personal care of Ruggiero Family Memorial Home 617 569 0990. For more information visit: www.ruggieromh.com.
Gertrude ‘Girtie’ Bianchi
Of Wareham, formerly of East Boston
Gertrude “Girtie” (DiFiore) Bianchi of Wareham, formerly of East Boston, passed away on November 30. She was 95 years old.
She was the cherished daughter of the late Michelina (Giardino) and Luigi DiFiore; beloved wife of the late Frank J. Bianchi; loving sister of the late Frances Piazza, Mary McCarrick, Theresa Welburne and Nicholas, Louis and Fr. Christopher DiFiore, OFM and is also survived by many loving nieces, nephews and cousins.
Family and friends will honor Gertrude’s life by gathering in Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, 262 Beach St., Revere today, Wednesday, December 2 from 10 to 11 a.m. with a Funeral Service beginning at 11a.m. followed by interment in the Massachusetts National Cemetery in Bourne. For guestbook and directions: www.vazzafunerals.com
Joseph Blaze Tuttavilla
Worked in the restaurant and function facility business
Joseph Blaze Tuttavilla of Revere, formerly of East Boston, died on November 29.
Born and raised in East Boston and a US Coast Guard Veteran of the Korean Conflict, Joe worked many years in the restaurant and function facility business.
He was the beloved husband of the late Patricia R. (Molinaro); devoted father of Kim Tuttavilla, Michael and his wife, Michelle, Mark and his wife, Maureen and Mia Tuttavilla and her fiancé, Andrew Wilson; dear brother of Rose Stilla of Worcester and the late Louis, Frank and Vincenza D’Amico; cherished grandfather of Michael, Andrea and Mark. He is also survived by many loving nieces and Nephews.
Visitation will be in the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons- Bruno Funeral Home, 128 Revere St., Revere on Thursday, December 3 from 12 noon to 1 p.m. followed by a Memorial Prayer Service at 1 p.m. Relatives and friends are kindly invited. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Judes Children’s Research Hospital, P.O. Box 2151, Memphis TN 38101-2151 or www.stjude.org For guest book, please visit www.Buonfiglio.coma