Celia ‘Sally T’ Gaeta
Multi-talented and much loved mother and grandmother with an eclectic working career
Celia “Sally T.” (Trujillo) Gaeta, a longtime resident of East Boston, died peacefully at Massachustts General Hospital Surrounded by her loving family on September 17 following a long illness. She was 82 years old.
Born, raised and educated in Ft. Worth, TX., she married Alessandro L. “Alex” Gaeta in 1958 and she and her husband moved to East Boston to begin their life together and raise their family.
Sally’s working career was eclectic, due to her many talents. She worked in sales for many years at various companies, as well as a photographer. She was passionate about her photography and loved how she was able to capture moments of beauty. She was also a translator for the East Boston Neighborhood Health Center. Sally worked up to her recent hospitalization. She was a sales clerk at the Logan Airport Hilton Hotel’s Gift Shop. Sally loved people and through her work, it allowed her to meet and connect with people. Sally was a former East Boston Brownie and Girl Scout leader for several years.
She was the devoted wife of the late Alessandro L. “Alex” Gaeta; loving mother of Nanina C. Gaeta – Coletta and her husband, Edmund J., Jr. of East Boston, Rosemary F. Murray of Revere and her late husband, Thomas P. Murray and the late Eugene A. Gaeta, USN; cherished grandmother of Christopher E. Coletta and his wife, Mavis of Baltimore, MD, Angela F. Coletta and her husband, Rich Acevedo of China, Gabriella D. Coletta of East Boston, Elizabeth A. Gaeta – Sanders and her husband, Jason of Memphis, TN, Kathryn R. Murray and Rachel C. Murray, both of Revere and the late Matthew T. Murray; adored great grandmother of Gianna, Jason and Alessandro; beloved sister of the late Arturo, Sabino, Lupe, Raul, Felix, Francisco and Biviano Trujillo, Jr.; dear sister in-law of Martha A. Gaeta of East Boston, Jude Peterson of Maine and Florida and the late Frances, Carmen, Dante and Sonny Gaeta. She is also lovingly survived by many nieces, nephews, grandnieces, and grandnephews both in Massachusetts and Texas.
Family and friends are invited to attend visiting hours on Thursday, September 22 from 4 to 8 p.m., in the Vertuccio and Smith Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (RT. 107) Revere. A funeral will be conducted from the funeral home on Friday, September 23 at 10 a.m., followed by a Funeral Mass at 11 a.m. at Sacred Heart Church. 45 Brooks ST. East Boston. Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. In lieu of flowers remembrances may be made to Mass General Development Office, 125 Nashua St. Suite 540, Boston, MA 02114-1101. NOTE: In Memory of Celia T. “Sally” Gaeta , Ufelder Healing Garden or Volunteer Assoc. For more information, visit: www.vertuccioandsmith.com
Suffolk Downs Racetrack retiree; American History educator and train enthusiast.
Robert Incerto, “Bobby” as he was affectionately known, died on Tuesday, September 13 at Boston’s Mass General Hospital after being stricken at his East Boston home. He was 71 years old.
Born in Boston, Bobby lived in East Boston all his life. He attended Sacred Heart Grammar School in East Boston and was a 1961 graduate of Domenic Savio High School, East Boston. He joined the Coast Guard in October of 1965 and served until October of 1969.
For over 39 years, Bobby worked for Suffolk Downs as an admissions manager. In 2008, after suffering a major Cerebral Vascular Accident (Stroke), he was forced into retirement.
His passion for life and activity continued until the day God called him home. From the time of elementary school, continuing onto his senior years, Bobby held a unique passion for trains, and American History. At his Prescott Street residence, in the basement, Bobby created vignettes, relating to specific battle sites of the Civil War. His genuine mastery and brilliance in building, actual set-up design etc. was superb. His display became legendary and soon Bobby was a member of many and all train clubs throughout the country. Over the years, Bobby became an often photographed news item in the Boston Globe and the Boston Herald. The Harvard Train Club of Cambridge was also a long-time interest of Bobby’s work and hobby. After his subsequent stroke, he was unable to maintain his interest and the vignettes were dismantled.
He was the beloved son of the late Virgilio and Adeline “Lena” (Carrozza) Incerto. Many dear cousins also survive Bobby. He was the cherished nephew of Frances D. DiPlacidio and her husband, John of West Palm Beach, Fl., Rose Carozza of Wilmington and the late Mildred E. Rodriguez, Lesandrina “Sandra” Russo and Bridget Pisano and the late Domistchiles “Mico,” John “Panco,” Enrico “Eastago,” Elio “Leo,” Nicholas J., Ralph and David Carrozza. He is also lovingly survived by his devoted and faithful life-partner and care-giver, David F. St. Laurent of East Boston with whom “Bobby” made his home. David’s mom, Corinne (Erickson) St. Laurent of East Boston also survives him.
Family and friends are invited to attend a Memorial Funeral Mass on Thursday, September 22 at 10 a.m. in the Church of the Sacred Heart, 45 Brooks St., East Boston, followed by interment at Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett.
In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the American Heart & American Stroke Associations, Founders Affiliate, P.O. Box 417005, Boston, MA 02241-7005. For additional information, please visit www.vertuccioandsmith.com.
Of East Boston
Joyce Fournier died suddenly in East Boston on September 8.
The longtime companion of the late Richard O’Brien, she was the beloved mother of Phyllis Fournier of Peabody, Kimberley Goodwin of Mattapan, Lisa Fournier and Christopher O’Brien, both of East Boston; sister of Cheryl Zenga and Peter Gordon, both of Revere and the late Philip and Stephen Plagenza and Nana of Nikole, Kristiana, Rikki, Toni, Korei, CJ and Dylan.
She is also lovingly survived by Rudy and Josh.
Donations in Joyce’s memory to the American Cancer Society would be appreciated.
At Joyce’s request, private services were held at the Mcgrath Funeral Home, 325 Chelsea Street, East Boston.
Of East Boston
George Calderone of East Boston passed away on September 13. He was 90 years old.
The beloved husband of Josephine ( Maniccia) Calderone, he was the dear brother of Phyllis Varrachio of Chelsea, Joseph Calderone of East Boston, and the late Claire Williams, Edward and Vincent “Vinny” Calderone and is also lovingly survived by many nieces and nephews. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, Revere. Interment was in St. Michael Cemetery, Roslindale. For guest book: www.vazzafunerals.com
Worked at Hudson News Logan Airport
Debra A. Paolini of East Boston passed away unexpectedly on September 9 at the Mass General Hospital. She was 57 years old.
She was a late employee of Hudson News Logan Airport and a 1977 graduate of Winthrop High School.
The cherished daughter of Joan (Albano) Tordiglione of East Boston and the late Anthony Paolini, she was the mother of the late Toni-Marie Paolini; dear sister of Anthony Paolini III of Revere, Denise Stella and her husband, Joseph of Revere, Jeffrey Paolini of Saugus, and Lisa Bodoin of Salem and is also lovingly survived by many nieces and nephews.
Funeral arrangements were by Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, Revere. Committal was private. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made in Toni- Marie Paolini’s name to Aplastic Anemia 100 Park Avenue, Suite 108 Rockville, MD 20850. For guest book www.vazzafunerals.com
Jason Joseph Vasques
His smile brightened the darkest room and his love for life was contagious
Jason Joseph Vasques of Revere passed away September 16. He was 27 years old.
Jason worked in patient services at the Whidden Memorial Hospital. He was a longtime resident of Revere and a graduate of Seacoast at Revere High School. His smile brightened up the darkest room and his love for life was contagious. He will forever be missed by all who knew him.
He was the cherished son of Maria Rosa Luberto of East Boston and the late Santo Joseph Vasques and his surviving wife, Sue. Jason was a loving brother to Michelle Cassinell, Patricia Kristo and her husband, Peter, Daniel Luberto and his wife, Alissa, Nadia Vasques, Alesia O’Lalor and Nicole Vasques. He was a devoted uncle to Maleah, Myla, Devin, Aria and Anya. Jason also leaves many dear relatives of the Vasques family of Medford.
Family and friends may visit at the Dello Russo Funeral Home, 306 Main St., Medford today, Wednesday, September 21 from 5 to 8 p.m. and again on Thursday morning at 9 followed by a Funeral Mass to be celebrated in St. Joseph Church, 118 High Street, Medford at 10 a.m. To leave a message of condolence visit www.dellorusso.net
Melvin ‘Chungi’ Gonzalez, Jr.
Lifelong Chelsea resident
Melvin “Chungi” Gonzalez, Jr. of Chelsea entered into eternal rest on Sunday, September 18. He was 27 years old.
Melvin, or “Chungi” as he was affectionately known to his family and friends, was born in Boston on July 23, 1989 to Melvin Gonzalez and Martha Sosa. Throughout his life Melvin enjoyed listening to music and being in the company of his friends. Melvin truly loved his Lexus, fashion and most recently was employed by the retail industry at the Armani Exchange in Copley Square, Boston. Melvin was a lifelong resident of Chelsea and attended Chelsea Public Schools.
He was the cherished son of Melvin Gonzalez Sr., of Boston and Martha Sosa of Chelsea; adored stepson to Jacqueline Vega of Boston and Natalie Virella of Chelsea; loving grandson to Miguel Gonzalez and Carmen Rodriguez as well as Ramon Sosa and Maria Pena and dear brother to Freddie Gray of Boston, Pedro and Paven Fields of Chelsea and Jaivin Gonzalez of Boston. He is also survived by his many loving aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.
Family and friends will honor Melvin’s life by gathering in the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home, 971 Saratoga Street, (Orient Heights) East Boston on Thursday, September 22 from 5 to 8 p.m. and again on Friday morning at 10 in our Serenity Chapel for a celebration of his life at 11 a.m. Services will conclude with Melvin being laid to rest in the Lakeside Cemetery, 501 North Ave, Wakefield.