Obituaries 11-30-2016

Edith Abbott

Third Order Franciscan member and long time health aid

Edith (Ruggiero) Abbot of East Boston passed away peacefully on November 25.

Edith was a Third Order Franciscan member. She worked for over 23 years for Angel’s Attic and Home Health Aid for Intercity.

The beloved wife of the late William J. Abbott, she was the devoted mother of Paul T. and his wife, Mary Jane of Winthrop, Kenneth and his wife, Maria of Lynn and the late William F. Abbott; dear sister of Eva Bruno of East Boston and the late Mary Mirbella; cherished grandmother of William and his wife, Katherine, Shaun, Kate, Kristin, Jazlynn and the late Kenneth and the great-grandmother of Kevin. She is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.

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

Patrice Marie Devine

Kind hearted and caring, she dearly loved her family and all animals

Patrice Marie Devine of Revere died on November 17.

Patrice was kind hearted and caring and loved her family dearly. She enjoyed crocheting and knitting while listening to her favorite Irish music. Patrice was a lover of all animals.

The beloved companion of Bill Sullivan of Revere, she was the devoted mother of Shaun Devine and Ellen Leary and her husband, James, all of Revere; dear sister of Ellen Agostinelli and her husband, Ronald of West Roxbury, and the late Anne Lazzara and the cherished grandmother of Katelyn Leary. She is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.

Arrangements were by the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, Revere. At the family’s request, all of the services were held privately. Donations can be made in Patrice’s name to the Alzheimer’s Association, Massachusetts Chapter, 480 Pleasant St, Watertown, MA 02472.  For guest book please visit

Michaele Angelica Figueroa

Of East Boston

Maria Angelica Figueroa of East Boston went home to the Lord on Thanksgiving Day, November 24.

The beloved wife of Jose H. Figueroa Sr., she was the devoted mother of Nidia Figueroa and her husband, Rafael Galdamez, and the late Jose H. Figueroa Jr.; cherished grandmother of Liliana Angelica, Lucas, Ignacio, Lissette and Alexa.

Family and friends will honor Maria’s life by gathering in the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home, 971 Saratoga Street, (Orient Heights) East Boston on Saturday, December 3 from 1 to 5 p.m. to share memories and stories of Maria’s life. Committal services will take place in El Salvador.

Francis Hyland, Jr.

Retired Revere Health Inspector

Francis W. Hyland, Jr. a three year resident of Lynn, a former 40-year resident of Revere and a Winthrop native, passed unexpectedly on Monday evening, November 21 at Tufts Medical Center of Boston.

Raised in Winthrop, he attended Winthrop schools and was a 1963 graduate of Winthrop High School. He continued his education at Newbury College where he was awarded an Associate’s Degree in Business Management.

“Franny,” as he was affectionately known, enlisted in the U.S. Navy in September of 1965 and served until August of 1971 as an Electrician’s Mate 1st Class. For over 20 years, he had a working career as a Master Electrician with the former “General Ship” in East Boston. He later became involved with Revere City Government and served for over 15 years as a Health Inspector for the City of Revere. After retiring from Revere City Hall, he worked as a dispatcher for Complete Cleaning of Lynn for about five years.

Mr. Hyland lived in Revere for about 42 years before moving to Lynn three years ago. He was a long-time member of St. Anthony of Padua Parish of Revere and a member of St. Anthony’s Holy Name Society.

He was the beloved husband of 44 years to Diane G. (Ysusi) Hyland; the cherished father of Kimberly L. Perry and her husband, Vance Perry of Marblehead and Miss Kelli A. Hyland and her companion, Bill Adams of Lynn; the dear brother of the late Suzanne McCarthy and is also lovingly survived by his brother-in-law, Ed McCarthy and his family of Billerica.

Funeral arrangements were by Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, Revere. Interment was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to: Bridgewell Inc., 471 Broadway, Lynnfield, MA 01940. For additional information, visit: www.vertuccio&

Robert Caponigro

Salesman for Bernie & Phyl’s of Saugus

Robert E. Caponigro, a 30 year resident of Revere, formerly of Winthrop, died unexpectedly on Monday evening, November 28 at Boston’s Massachusetts General Hospital. He was 68 years old.

Born in Winthrop, he attended Winthrop Schools and was a 1968 graduate of Winthrop High School. “Bob” spent almost 30 years with “Bernie & Phyl’s Furniture Showcase of Saugus” as a salesman and popular personality. In the 1970’s, during the Vietnam Era, “Bob” served in the US Army National Guard.

He was the son of the late George and Sabatina “Sally” (Rella) Caponigro; the cherished brother of George Caponigro Jr. and his wife, Julie of Canton, Georgia and the late Richard J. Caponigro; the beloved nephew of Ann M. Gallucci and her late husband, Victor of Derry, NH, Sabino Rella and his wife, Judith of San Diego, California and Louis Rella of Winthrop. He was the devoted uncle to: Ann Marie Tinkham and her husband, Gerald A. of Salisbury, James J. Caponigro of Newburyport, R. Michael Caponigro and his wife, Danielle of Newburyport, Christine Contrell and her husband, Jeff of Canton, Georgia, Sarah Williams of Woodstock, Georgia, Nicholas, Alexander and Gregory Caponigro, all of Amesbury. He is also lovingly survived by his sister in law, Kathleen M. Wise of Salisbury and by many faithful grandnieces and grandnephews.

Family and friends are invited to attend visiting hours on Thursday, December 1 from 4 to 8 p.m. in the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Route 107) Revere. His funeral will be conducted from the funeral home on Friday, December 2 at 10 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Anthony of Padua Church, 250 Revere Street, Revere at 11 a.m. Interment will be in the family lot at Winthrop Cemetery, Winthrop (the Old Cemetery.)

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701. For additional information, please visit:


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