Obituaries 03-01-2017

Steven Matarazzo, Sr.

Vietnam Combat Veteran

Steven A. Matarazzo, Sr.  in Revere, formerly of East Boston, died unexpectedly on February 25.

Steven served his country as a combat veteran in Vietnam with the United States Army.

He was the beloved husband of Mary (Lupoli); father of Steven A. Matarazzo, Jr., Stacey Matarazzo-Rine and Caroline Duarte; brother of Deborah Matarazzo, Elvira Gavin and Paula Yebba and is also survived by granddaughters, Alyssa and Nicole and by many nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Magrath Funeral Home, East Boston. Interment with Military Honors was in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden.

Ida Lauletta

Of Revere, formerly of East Boston

She was the loving mother of Anthony Lauletta Jr, and his wife, Cindy of New Hampshire and Sharon Lauletta and Laura Cadigan, both of Revere; dear sister of Yolanda Cinseruli of East Boston and the late Ann Crosby, Angelina Castriotta, Marie Dicino and Joseph and Nicholas Minerva; cherished grandmother of Staci Grant, Crystal Lauletta, Christopher DeFelice, Dylan and Blake Cadigan and adored greatgrandmother of Kyle and Justice Grant and Brianna and Chloe Grondin. She is also survived by

many nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, Revere.

Interment was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. For guest book:

Mildred Ferrari

Lifelong East Boston resident

Mildred C. (Capobianco) Ferrari, a lifelong resident of East Boston, passed on February 22 following a long illness at the Parkland Medical Center of Derry, NH. She was 88 years old.

Mildred was born, raised and educated in East Boston and was a 1946 graduate of East Boston High School. She married in 1948 to Albert Ferrari, who passed on March 12, 1988. She spent the majority of her life as caretaker to several family members including her late parents, Antonio and Angelina (DeAngelis) Capobianco.

The cherished mother of Brian P. Ferrari and his wife, Isabel C. of Derry, N.H., she was the dear sister to Ralph Capobianco of East Boston and the late Fred, John, Rocco and Anthony Capobianco, Anna Lauria and Evelyn Durante. She is also lovingly survived by two sisters-in-law, Rosemary Capobianco of Rowley and Karen Capobianco of New Britain, CT, many nieces, nephews, grand-nieces and grand-nephews. Until 2015, Mildred lived her entire life at her family home on Chelsea Street, East Boston until failing health necessitated moving to Derry, NH with her son, Brian and his wife, Isabel.

Funeral arrangements were by the Vertuccio and Smith Home for Funerals, Revere. Interment was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the National Kidney Foundation, 85 Astor Avenue (Suite 2) Norwood, MA 02062. For additional information, please visit:


Margaret Sistillio

Devoted to family and faith

Margaret (Iomazzo) Sistillio of Beachmont Revere passed away peacefully on February 21 at the Eastpoint Nursing Home, Margaret was an avid bingo player and devoted to her family and faith.

The beloved wife of the late Francis “Frank” Sistillio and the  late Placido  «Sid» Pedroso, she was the devoted mother of Claire Marie (Pedroso) Farley and her husband, Richard of Beachmont, Revere; dear sister  of the late Teresa Lavenia and Victoria Ferdinand and cherished aunt to a niece and nephews as well as loving great nieces and great nephews.

Family and friends will honor Margaret’s life by gathering today, Wednesday, March 1 in the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home, 971 Saratoga St. (Orient Heights) East Boston from 4 to 8 p.m. and again on Thursday morning at 8:30 before leaving in procession to St Anthony’s Church, Revere Street, Revere for a Funeral Mass in celebration of  Margaret’s life at 10 a.m. Services will conclude with Margaret being laid to rest in her family Mausoleum in St Michaels Cemetery.   Flowers are appreciated or memorial donations in Margaret’s honor to the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen St., Framingham, MA.  For complimentary transportation to the funeral home, please call 617-569-0990.  For more information, visit:


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