Of East Boston
Jane E. (Seigfried) Picardi of East Boston, formerly of Auburn, PA. died on March 19 after long illness. She was 94 years old.
Jane was a proud US Army WAC during World War II.
The beloved wife of the late Antonio S. Picardi with whom she shared 66 years of marriage, she was the cherished daughter of the late Irvin and Katie Seigfried; mother of Jerry Picardi of East Boston; dear sister of the late Ray and Irvin Seigfried and Claire Morrison and is also survived by many nieces and nephews.
Family and friends will honor Jane’s life by gathering Thursday morning, March 24, in Vazza’s “ Beechwood “ Funeral Home, 262 Beach St., Revere from 8:30 a/m. To 9:30 a.m. followed by a service in our chapel of resurrection at 10 a.m. Interment will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. For guest book and directions www.vazzafunerals.com
Ames Envelope retiree
Michael R. Zona of Winthrop, formerly of East Boston, passed away on March 17. He was 66 years old.
Michael was a U.S. Army Veteran serving during the Vietnam War. Prior to his retirement, he was employed by Ames Envelope in Somerville as a machine mechanic.
He was the beloved husband of Marie A. (Giorgio) Zona; devoted father of Rhonda Areniello and her husband, Tizziano of East Boston, Mario Zona and his wife, Tara of Saugus and Vanessa D’Amelio and her husband, David of East Boston and Eric Leach of East Boston; adored grandfather of Louis, Lia, Tizziano, Savahna, Gia, David, Michael, Mary, Ella and Amelia; dear brother of Edward, Donald, Susie, and Donna and the late Joanne. Born in Boston, he was the cherished son of the late William and Lillian (Robbins) Zona and is also survived by many nieces and nephews.
Funeral arrangements were by the Maurice W. Kirby Funeral Home, Winthrop. For guestbook, please visit www.mauricekirbyfh.com.
Giuditta ‘Judy’ DiBenedetto
Of Winthrop, formerly of East Boston
Giuditta “Judy” (Polcari) DiBenedetto of Winthrop, formerly of East Boston, passed away on March 19. She was 91 years old.
Judy was a member of The Confraternity of Christian Mothers at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel and former President of Children of Mary.
The cherished daughter of the late Pasquale and Carolina (Polcaro) Polcari, she was the beloved wife of Louis DiBenedetto; loving mother of Louis DiBenedetto and his wife, Joyce, Peter DiBenedetto, Tommy DiBenedetto and his wife, Patty, Robert DiBendetto and Maria DiBendetto; adored grandmother of Jared, Christian, Brittany, Mary, Tommy, Elizabeth and Tiana; caring sister of Joseph, Tina, Joanne, Marie and the late Toni and is also survived by many loving nieces, nephews and cousins.
Family and friends will honor Judy’s life by gathering in Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, 262 Beach St., Revere at 9:30 a.m. today, Wednesday, March 23, before leaving in procession to the Sacred Heart Church in East Boston for a Funeral Mass to be celebrated in her name at 11 a.m. Interment will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery in Everett. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Judy’s name to Sacred Heart Church, 303 Paris St., East Boston, MA 02128. For guestbook and directions www.vazzafunerals.com
Karen A. White-Bennett of Winthrop passed away peacefully on March 20.
The loving daughter of the late George and Marion (Burns) White, she was the devoted mother of Jonathan M. White and his wife, Julie and Michael and Joseph Bennett; dear sister of Georgeann McGeorge and her husband, Robert, George A. White and his wife, Betty and cherished grandmother of Gianna, Madeline, Michael Jr. and Noah. She is also survived by many fond nieces and nephews.
Family and friends will honor Karen’s life by gathering on Monday, March 28 in the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home, 971 Saratoga St. (Orient Heights) East Boston from 10 a.m. to 12 noon for a period of memorial visiting followed by a memorial service at noon in our serenity chapel and concluding with internment of ashes in Winthrop Cemetery. In honoring Karen’s life and in lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Citizens United for Research in Epilepsy http://www.cureepilepsy.org/research. For more information, visit: www.ruggieromh.com
Of East Boston
Sarah Buttiglieri of East Boston passed away peacefully with her loving family be her bedside on Saturday afternoon, March 19 in the East Pointe Nursing and Rehabilitation Center after a brief illness. She was in her 95th year.
She was the beloved sister of the late Phyllis Buttiglieri, Mary Briana, Josephine Boncore, Catina Alu, Rocco and Representative Louis Buttiglieri; devoted aunt of Carol LaMattina and her husband, Rocky, Constantino Buttiglieri and her partner, Jeanette Hines, Ron Briana and his wife, Betty, all of Winthrop,Tina Alu of Cambridge and Angelo and Robert Boncore, both of Marblehead. She is also survived by her adored grand nieces, nephews and friends.
Family and friends will honor Sarah’s life by gathering in the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home, 971 Saratoga St. (Orient Heights) East Boston at at 7:45 a.m. today, Wednesday morning, before leaving in procession to Sacred Heart Church, East Boston for a Funeral Mass in celebration of her life at 9 a.m. Services will conclude with Sarah being laid to rest in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. For complimentary transportation to and from funeral home please call 617 569 0990 For more information, visit: www.ruggieromh.com
Edna R. (Silva) Fairchild
Of Winthrop, formerly of East Boston
Fdna R. (Silva) Fairchild of Winthrop, formerly of East Boston, passed after a lengthy battle with Parkinsons Disease. She was 97 years old.
Born in Rhode Island, Edna came to live in East Boston with her family when she two years old. She spent 63 years in East Boston and moved to Winthrop 35 years ago. For 21 years she worked as a cashier for the old “First National Stores” chain in the Orient Heights, East Boston store.
Edna was all about family and enjoyed a beautiful closeness with her entire family. Her late husband, Charles N. Fairchild died in January of 1958, leaving her a single mother with three little children to care for. And that she did and did well according to her children, until her dying day.
The cherished mother of Eileen Fairchild-White and her husband, Walter P. of East Boston, Robert W. Fairchild and his wife, Norah Dooley of Brookline and Phyllis C. Fairchild of Winthrop, she was the devoted grandmother of Sira Dooley-Fairchild, Julia Dooley-Fairchild, Ferron Dooley-Fairchild and Rosalie Dooley-Fairchild, all of Brookline and is also lovingly survived by her niece, Patricia A. Thompson and her husband, Richard of East Boston.
Funeral arrangements were by the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, Revere. Interment was in the Belle Isle Section of Winthrop Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinsons Research, PO Box 5014, Hagerstown, MD 21741-5041 or on lline at: michaeljfox.org. For additional information, please visit: www.vertuccioandsmith.org
Joyce (D’Amato) Iantosca of Revere passed away peacefully on March 20.
The loving daughter of Mario and Jennie (DeMarco) D’Amato of Revere, she was the devoted mother of Gaetano and Danielle Iantosca of Revere; dear sister of John Baldassari of Saugus, Joanne Baldassari of Malden, Denise Coe of New Hampshire and the late Ronald and Steven Baldassari. The former wife of Gaetano Iantosca, she is also survived by many cherished aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.
Family and friends will honor Joyce’s life by gathering on Monday, March 28 from 4 to 8 p.m. in the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home, 971 Saratoga St. (Orient Heights) East Boston and again on Tuesday morning, March 29 at 9 a.m. before leaving in procession to Immaculate Conception Church, Revere for a Funeral Mass in celebration of Joyce’s life at 10:30 a.m. Services will conclude with Joyce being laid to rest in Woodlawn Cemetery. In honoring Joyce’s life, memorial donations may be made to American Cancer Society, 30 Speen St., Framingham 01701. For complimentary transportation to and from the funeral home please call 617 569 0990. For more information, visit: www.ruggieromh.com