Obituaries 04-20-2016

Michael Garcia

Worked at East Boston Neighborhood Health Center

Michael A. Garcia of East Boston, formerly of Norton, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on April 13.

Michael, a veteran of the US Coast Guard, worked for over 36 years at the East Boston Neighborhood Health Center. He was a generous, hard-working man with a big heart who will be missed dearly.

The devoted father of Matthew Garcia of Burlington, VT and Rachel Garcia of Waltham, he was the dear brother of Vivian Hewitt and Leslie Garcia, and the late Cesar and Robert Garcia of Tampa, FL. Michael is also survived by his former wife, Lisa Dean, several loving nieces and nephews, and many friends.

Family and friends will honor Michael’s life by gathering for a Celebration of Life on Thursday, April 21 from 5 to 8 p.m. in the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home, 971 Saratoga St. (Orient Heights) East Boston. There will be an internment of Ashes with Military Honors in the Massachusetts National Cemetery in Bourne on Friday at 1:15 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Michael’s honor to Aid for Cancer Research P.O. Box 276, or Newton Centre, MA 02459, or online at

Judy Serino

Former Harvard University library assistant

Judy Serino, born Gulia Caterina Suillacioti, of Revere, formerly of East Boston, passed away peacefully April 13.

Her working career was spent as a library assistant at Harvard University.

She was the beloved daughter of the late Vincenzo and Maria (Frammartino) Squillicioti and the beloved sister of the late Gina Squillicioti who died at the age of six months. She was the beloved wife of the late Herbert Serino; beloved mother of Judy Ann Marano, Gina Maria Elena Serino and Kenneth Joseph Serino; beloved grandmother of Sherri Marano and great-grandmother of James and Anthony Toomey.

A Memorial Mass celebrating her life will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, April 27 at St. Anthony’s of Padua Church in Revere. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Chelsea Jewish Nursing Home, 17 Lafayette Avenue, Chelsea, MA 02150. To leave a condolence, please visit

Fanny Bellanti

Of Florida, formerly of East Boston

Fanny (Lembo) Bellanti of Florida formerly of East Boston, passed away peacefully on April 12.

She was the beloved wife of the late Salvatore Bellanti; devoted mother of Tina Cogliano and her deceased husband, Jerry of Wakefield, Josephine Fazio and  her husband, Tony, Rosa Lembo, Maria Carideo and her husband, Joe, all of Florida and Grace Wall and her husband, Eugene of Wisconsin.Fanny was pre deceased by four sisters and one brother. She was the cherished grandmother of 13 grandchildren, 17 cherished great grandchildren and many loving nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home (Orient Heights) East Boston. Services concluded with Fanny being laid to rest with her beloved Salvatore in Woodlawn Cemetery. May they both rest in peace. For more information, visit:

Gerardino ‘Gerry’ Iantosca

Retired Federal Government printer; worked part time at Kappy’s in East Boston for 35 years

Gerardino “Gerry” Iantosca of Peabody, formerly of Revere, died Friday evening at the Masconoment Health Care Center following a long illness. He was 76 years old.

The beloved husband of Rita (Guercio) Iantosca with whom he shared over 47 years of marriage, he was born in Avellino, Italy, the son of the late Fiorentino and Esterina (Moscella) Iantosca. He was raised and educated in Revere and has spent the last 21 years living in Peabody.

Besides his loving wife he is survived by his son, Gerardo Iantosca of Peabody and his daughter, Esther and her husband, Vassili Gold of North Andover. He is also survived by his twin brother, Felice and his wife, Maria Iantosca of Winthrop and by many nieces and nephews.

He was a US Army veteran of the Vietnam War and was employed for over 30 years with the Federal Government as a printer before retiring years ago. He also worked part-time at Kappy’s Liquors in East Boston for over 35 years.

His Funeral Mass will be celebrated today, Wednesday, at 12 noon at St. Adelaide’s Church, Lowell St. Peabody. to which relatives and friends are kindly invited. Visiting hours will be held prior to the service from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the Conway, Cahill-Brodeur Funeral Home, 82 Lynn St., Peabody. Burial will be in Puritan Lawn Memorial Park, Lake Street, Peabody. Expressions of sympathy can be made in his name to

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