Obituaries 08-24-2016

Vincent Guaetta

Retired MBTA machinist

Vincent A. Guaetta pf Revere, formerly of Wakefield and East Boston, passed away August 12 after a brief illness. He was 73 years old.

A retired MBTA machinist, he was the cherished son of the late Peter and Mary (Guerra) Guaetta, the former husband of Elaine (Mastrangelo) Guaetta; loving father of Vincent A. Guaetta II and his wife, Michelle of Wakefield, and Annette Carroll and her husband, Patrick of Salem, NH; adored grandfather of Faith A. and Anna P. Carrol; dear brother of Claire Guaetta of East Boston, Doris Guaetta of Winthrop, Anthony Guaetta of Peabody and the late Domenico Guaetta. He is also lovingly survived by many nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, Revere. Inurement was in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. Memorial contributions may be made to Vinny’s favorite charity Paralyzed Veterans of America P.O. Box 758532 Topeka, Kansas 66675-9910. For guest book

  Olimpia Visconti

Of East Boston

Olimpia (Pascucci) Visconti of East Boston passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family on Friday evening, August 19.

The beloved wife of the late Gerardo Visconti, she was the devoted mother of Quirino “Nino” and his wife, Jolene of East Boston, Gerardo “Gerry” and his wife, Danielle of Revere, John Visconti and his companion, Joyce Papa and Michael Visconti, all of East Boston; dear sister of Joseph Pascucci of Stoneham, Michele of Melrose, Gennaro of Italy, Mario of Woburn, Giovanina Roselli of Medford, Yolanda Martiniello of Wilmington and the late Antonio, Tommasantonio and Marianna; cherished “Nonna” of Lauren, Gerry, Sofia, Sabrina, Joseph, John, Michael, and Lucas. She is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.

Family and friends will honor Olimpia’s life by gathering in the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home, 971 Saratoga St (Orient Heights) East Boston today, Wednesday morning at 8:30, before leaving in procession to St Joseph St Lazarus Church, East Boston for a Funeral Mass in celebration of Olimpia’s life at 10 a.m. Services will conclude with Olimpia being laid to rest with her beloved husband, Gerardo, in the Versailles Mausoleum at Woodlawn Cemetery. May they both rest in peace.. For more information, please visit

Anthony ‘Skippy’ Schipani

Member of Danvers Fish and Game Club and many other outdoor organizations

Anthony D. “Skippy” Schipani of East Boston passed away peacefully on August 20.

Skippy was a US Navy veteran of World War II.  He enjoyed hunting and fishing and was a member of the Danvers Fish and Game Club as well as part of many other outdoor organizations.

He was the beloved husband of the late Georgia D. (Chrystal) Schipani who passed away on July 28, 2016 after sixty-four years of marriage; devoted father of Donna Schipani, Lisa Hayes, Carole Sousa, and David Schipani; dear brother of Elizabeth McCarthy, Marie Borowski, Leonora Schipani, and the late Theresa Grifone, Thomas Schipani Jr., Robert and Donald Schipani; cherished grandfather of Nicholas, Vincent, and Kelsey Hayes, Apryle Donohoe and Ann Sousa; adored great-grandfather of George and Ray and is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.

Family and friends will honor Skippy’s life by gathering in the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home, 971 Saratoga Street, (Orient Heights) East Boston on Tuesday, August 30 from 5 to 7 p.m. with a prayer service in our Serenity Chapel. Private cremation service will follow. The funeral home is handicapped accessible, and a children’s lounge is available. Courtesy valet parking is located at the front entrance with ample off street parking with attendants in our several parking lots. For more information,  please visit:

John Duffy

Of East Boston

John J. Duffy of East Boston died on August 15.

John graduated from East Boston High School in 1949 and was a US Navy Veteran of the Korean Conflict.

He was the beloved brother of Edward Duffy of Dorchester, Nellie Loomis of Dracut, Nancy Hamilton and Dorothy D’India, both of East Boston and is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Funeral Services are private.  To offer condolences to the family, please go to


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