Obituaries 01-04-2017

Bernard Sulprizio

Of East Boston

Bernard C. Sulprizio of East Boston peacefully passed away on December 30 surrounded by his loving family.

A US Army veteran of World War II, he was the beloved husband of the late Angelina (Bottini) Sulprizio; devoted father of Elena M. Melillo and her husband, Remo of Easton and Stephen Sulprizio and his wife, Pauline of Saugus; dear brother of Vera, Donna and the late Rose and Nicholas; cherished grandfather of Gina, Melissa, Michael, Robert and Stephen and adored great-grandfather of James, Amanda, Violet, Ava Grace, Cameron, Paisley and Ava Maria. He is also survived by fond nieces and nephews.

Family and friends will honor Bernard’s life by gathering in the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home, 971 Saratoga Street, (Orient Heights) East Boston, today, Wednesday, January 4 from 5 to 8 p.m. and again on Thursday morning at 9:30 before leaving in procession to Saint Joseph – Saint Lazarus Church, East Boston, for a Funeral Mass celebrating Bernard’s life at 11 a.m. Services will conclude with Bernard being laid to rest with his beloved wife, Angelina, at the Puritan Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery, Peabody. May they rest in eternal peace together. In honoring Bernard’s life and In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 480 Pleasant Street, Watertown, MA 02472.

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 parking lots. For complimentary transportation to the funeral home for the visitation please call 617-569-0990.

Arthur Ledoux, Sr.

Past Member of Beachmont VFW

Arthur R. Ledooux, Sr. of Revere, formerly of East Boston, passed away peacefully on December 29.

A past member of the Beachmont VFW, he was the father of Michael Ledoux of Revere, Susan Maggio of Malden, Diane Moccia of Florida, Linda Angelone of Revere, Danielle Raferty of Groveland, Toni-Ann Privitera of Arlington, Le-Andrea Ledoux and Arthur Jr., both of East Boston; brother of Joanne Cook of Revere, Rhonda Kahler and Angela Allain, both of Arizona and Rosanne Dubina of Florida. He is also survived by many grandchildren, nieces, nephews and dear friends.

Family and friends will honor Arthur’s life by gathering in the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home, 971 Saratoga Street, (Orient Heights) East Boston on Sunday, January 8 from 12 to 2 p.m. for a memorial visitation in celebration of Arthur›s life. In honoring Arthur and in lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to MSPCA. 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 parking lots. For complimentary transportation to the funeral home for the visitation please call 617-569-0990. For more information, please visit www.ruggieromh.com.

Louise O’Brien

Of East Boston

Louise (Krohnert) O’Brien of East Boston passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family at home on December 30. She was in her ninety-seventh year.

The beloved wife of the late Lawrence F. O’Brien Sr., she was the devoted mother of Lawrence F. Jr. and his wife, Lorraine of Mashpee, Louise Slattery and her husband, John of Florida, Edmund O’Brien, Karen O’Brien, Mark O’Brien and his wife, Denise, all of East Boston, and Cheryl Rubinstein and her husband, Scott of Sharon. Louise was predeceased by three sisters and two brothers. She was the cherished grandmother of seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren and also leaves many loving nieces and nephews.

Family and friends will honor Louise’s life by gathering in the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home, 971 Saratoga Street, (Orient Heights) East Boston on Thursday, January 5 from 4 to 8 p.m. and again on Friday morning at 8:30 a.m. before leaving in procession to the Sacred Heart Church, 303 Paris Street, East Boston, for a Funeral Mass celebrating Mrs. O’Brien’s life at 10 a.m. Services will conclude with Louise being laid to rest with her beloved husband, Lawrence, at Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. In honoring Mrs. O’Brien’s life and in lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to, Care Dimensions, 75 Sylvan Street, Danvers MA, 01923.

The funeral home is handicapped accessible, with a children’s lounge available. Courtesy valet parking at the front entrance and ample off street parking with attendants in our parking lots. For complimentary transportation to the funeral home for visitation please call 617-569-0990.

Nicoletta Spinazzola

Of East Boston, formerly of Italy

Nicoletta (Sacco) Spinazzola of East Boston, formerly of Italy, passed away peacefully on December 30.

The beloved wife of the late Benedetto Spinazzola, she was the devoted mother of Toni Spinazzola and his wife, Olga of Winthrop, Nicola Spinazzola and his wife, Deborah of Winthrop, Felice Spinazzola and his wife, Vincenza of East Boston, and Maria Spinazzola-De Girolamo and her husband, Giuseppe of Reading; dear sister of Domenico Sacco of Revere and the late Ciriaco Sacco; cherished grandmother of Benedetto, Nicoletta, Antonella, Maria, Teresa, Nicole, Anthony, Michael, Jonathan, Antonio, Benedetto, Assunta, Luigi, and Stefania and adored great-grandmother of Gaetano, Gianluca, Macareo and Avianna.

Family and friends will honor Nicoletta’s life by gathering in the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home, 971 Saratoga Street, (Orient Heights) East Boston today, Wednesday, at 8:30 a.m. before leaving in procession to Saint John the Evangelist Church, 320 Winthrop Street, Winthrop, for a Funeral Mass in celebration of Nicoletta’s life at 10 a.m. Services will conclude with Nicoletta being laid to rest in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. In lieu of flowers, donations in Nicoletta’s memory may be made to The Italian Home for Children, 1125 Centre Street, Boston, MA 02130-3495.  For more information, visit: www.ruggieromh.com.

Joseph Squadrito

Member of Winthrop Elks & Owner of Greyhound Dogs at Wonderland Dog Track

Joseph Squadrito of East Boston, formerly Malden, passed away peacefully on December 29.

Joseph was a member of the Winthrop Elks and longtime owner of Greyhound Dogs at Wonderland Dog Track.

The cherished love for more than 30 years of Doreen Amato of East Boston, he was the beloved step-father of Toni-Ann Privitera and her husband, Philip of Arlington, Le-Andra Ledoux of East Boston, and Arthur Ledoux and his wife, Melissa of North Reading; dear brother of Santa Donnarumma of Malden, Derome Squadrito of Revere, Thomas Squadrito and his wife, Ann of Lynn and the late Frank, Vincent, and Frances Squadrito and the cherished papa of Alexa Amato, Payton and Presley Privitera, Mia, Connor, and Justin Ledoux.

Family and friends will honor Joseph’s life on Saturday, January 7 in the Sacred Heart Church, Brooks Street, East Boston, at 10 a.m, at a Memorial Funeral Mass in celebration of his life.  In honoring Joseph and in lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to East Boston Elder Services, 24 Sturgis Street, Winthrop MA 2152. For more information please visit: www.ruggieromh.com.

Jaqueline “Jackie” Bavaro

Died on Christmas Eve Day

Jacqueline “Jackie” (Vino) Bavaro passed away on December 24.  She was 92 years old.

She was the loving daughter of the late Gioacchino and Filomena (Gargano) Vino; beloved wife of the late Anthony Bavaro; loving mother of the late Vincent “Jimmy” Bavaro and his surviving wife, Romain of Revere; cherished grandmother of Renae Bavaro Coleman and her husband, Kerrie of Lynnfield; adored great-grandmother of Ava and Christian Coleman and dear sister of the late Lena Arrington and Joanne DiNicola.  She is also survived by loving nieces and nephews.

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated in Sacred Heart Church, East Boston.  Interment was in Massachusetts National Cemetery, Bourne.  In lieu of flowers, donations in Jackie’s memory may be made to: Italian Home for Children, 1125 Centre Street, Boston, MA 02130-3495 or at www.italianhome.org.

Mary Ann Cerundolo

President of the East Boston Golden Age Club; member of the Anna DiFronzo Senior Center Club and the East Boston Sempre Avanti Club

Mary Ann Cerundolo of East Boston passed away peacefully at her home surrounded by her loving family after a brief illness on December 27. She was 90 years old.

She was blessed with a strong work ethic and worked for many years as a hairdresser. After leaving this profession, she worked for 28 years at the Department of Revenue until her retirement.

MaryAnn was an active member and President of the Golden Age Club of East Boston, a position that she proudly held. She was also a member of the Anna DiFronzo Senior Center Club and the East Boston Sempre Avanti Club.

She loved to entertain, travel, engage in politics, shop, and watch her beloved Red Sox and Patriots. MaryAnn was most happy when she was hosting parties, attending club meetings, and organizing trips for her beloved Golden Age Club members.

MaryAnn lived a wonderful life filled with love, family, and friends and would want us to celebrate her life as she lived it.

Born in Italy on January 4, 1926 to the late Salvatore and Maria Cerundolo, she is survived by her devoted and loving sister, Mary Scolastico of East Boston, her brother Anthony Cerundolo and his wife, Joyce of Canton, her sister-in-law, Mary Cerundolo of Needham, and her brother-in-law, Joseph Indorato, of Brockton. She was predeceased by her younger siblings, Rose Indorato and Michael Cerundolo. She was loving “Honey” and Auntie Anna to many nieces, nephews, grandnieces, grandnephews and great-grandniece, all whom she loved dearly.

Funeral arrangements were by the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home, (Orient Heights) East Boston. MaryAnn was laid to rest in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. In honoring MaryAnn’s life and in lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen Street, Framingham, MA 01701.

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