Obituaries 03-29-2017

Sabino DiPierro

Past member of Laborer’s Union Local 22

Sabino DiPierro of Winthrop passed away peacefully with his loving family by his bedside early Friday morning, March 24.

A past member of the Laborer’s Union Local 22, he was the beloved husband of more than 57 years to Graciela (Rondon) DiPierro; devoted father of Girolamo and his wife, Mary Beth of Clinton, Angela Dalton of Winthrop and Lisa DiPierro of North Andover; dear brother of Franca LaGioia of Winthrop, Anna LaGrasta of Florida and other brothers and sisters in Italy; cherished brother-in-law of Jesusa Bertuccelli and family and adored grandfather of 10 grandchildren and the late Aleesha DiPierro. He is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home (Orient Heights) East Boston. He was laid to rest in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. For more information, please visit:

Ronald Francis ‘Duga’ Powers

Of Revere, formerly of East Boston

Ronald Francis “Duga” Powers of Revere, formerly East Boston, passed away suddenly on Tuesday, March 21 at the age of 54.

Ronald “Duga” was born in Boston on January 20, 1963 to Mary (Botto) and the late James Powers. He was the dear brother of Linda Coolidge and her husband, Ralph of Amesbury, Mary Masucci and her companion, Richard Fawcett of Maynard, Marty Powers of Winthrop and the late James Powers. He was the loving companion of Regina Hanlon of East Boston and is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews and his cherished canine companion “Buddy”

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home, (Orient Heights) East Boston. “Duga” was laid to rest in Puritan Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery, Peabody. In honoring Ronald “Duga’s” memory and in lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen Street, Framingham, MA 01701.

Eva Bruno

Retired special education teacher

Eva (Ruggiero) Bruno of East Boston passed away on March 25 at the Eastpointe Nursing and Skilled Care Center in Chelsea where she had been receiving supportive care for the last two years. She was 88 years old.

Born in Boston and a lifelong member of the East Boston community, Eva taught special education in many of the Boston Public Schools before her retirement from the Elliot School in the North End and the Curtis Guild School in East Boston. She was a member of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church Secular Franciscan Order of St. Francis as well as Jefferies Point Neighborhood Center.

Mrs. Bruno was the devoted wife of the late Joseph J. Bruno; beloved mother of Lillian Glennon and her husband, John of Manchester, New Hampshire and Joseph Bruno of East Boston; daughter of the late Carmen and Louisa (St. Angelo) Ruggiero; dear sister of the late Mary Mirabello and Edith Abbott and the cherished grandmother of Christopher, Joseph, Alyssa, Stanley, Michael, Matthew and Marianne.

Family and friends are kindly invited to attend a Funeral Service in the Smith Funeral Home, 125 Washington Avenue, Chelsea on Thursday, March 30 at 11 a.m. Visiting Hours in the Smith Funeral Home will be on Wednesday from 5 to 7 p.m. Services will conclude with interment at Woodlawn Cemetery.

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