Obituaries 04-26-2017

John Benoit

Long time licensed builder

John E. Benoit, a lifelong resident of East Boston, passed away at the Everett Rehab and Nursing Center on April 24. He was 76 years old.

Born in Boston, the beloved son of the late Victoria (DiPlacido) and Arthur Benoit. A lifelong resident of East Boston, he was employed as a licensed builder for many years.

He was the former husband of Dorothy L. (Scansaroli) and the dear brother of the late Frank Benoit.

Family and friends are cordially invited to attend the visitation from the Caggiano-O’Maley-Frazier Funeral Home 147 Winthrop St., Winthrop today, Wednesday, April 26 from 4 to 8 p.m. The funeral will be conducted from the funeral home on Thursday, April 27 at 10 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in the Holy Rosary Church, Point Shirley, Winthrop at 11 a.m. Interment to follow the mass in St. Michael’s Cemetery, Boston. For directions or to sign the online guestbook go to

Ann Delores Gaeta

Past Member of St. Lazarus Courageous Generation

Ann Delores (Masiello) Gaeta of East Boston, formerly of the North End, passed away on Friday, April 21.

Ann was born in Boston on July 27, 1920 to Generoso and Pasqualina (Addonizio) Masiello. She moved to East Boston from the North End in the 1940’s and remained here for the rest of her life. Later in life, Ann worked for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Department of Revenue. She was a past member of the St. Lazarus Courageous Generation.

She was the loving mother of Paul Gaeta and his wife, Michelle of Ipswich, Steven Gaeta and his wife, Karen of Winthrop, Mark Gaeta and his wife, Stella of Quincy, Fr. David Gaeta of Utah, and the late Ralph Gaeta, Jr. and his surviving spouse, Marion Romano; dear sister of Attillo, Nunzio, Raymond, Carmella, Ida and Joseph; cherished grandmother of Ralph III, Teagan, Paula, Robyn, Jeffery, Jeweli, and the late Cheryl and adored great-grandmother of Kaimani and Ella. She is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.

Family and friends will honor Ann’s life by attending a Mass of Christian Burial on Thursday, April 27 at 12 noon at St. Joseph-St.Lazarus Church, 59 Ashley Street in East Boston. Services will conclude with Ann being laid to rest at Woodlawn Cemetery, 302 Elm Street in Everett. For more information or to send an online condolence visit:

Jeanne Marie Petrillo

Beloved East Boston school librarian and reading teacher

Jeanne Marie (Maglio) Petrillo of East Boston died on April 22 after a long and courageous battle with Multiple Myeloma.

Jeanne was born in Boston on September 30,1951. She worked for many years with the youth of East Boston as a school librarian. Most recently Jeanne was a beloved member of the Paris St. Community Center Family serving as their Literacy Support Teacher teaching countless children reading skills as well as helping to develop a passion for reading and learning among the youth of East Boston. No matter the circumstances a child faced, Jeanne had the uncanny ability to cross all barriers of learning whether it be learning ability, native language or any other obstacle to make lasting impacts in that child’s life. She will be sorely missed by all who knew her.

She was a past member of the Orient Heights Neighborhood Association, East Boston Residence Action Council and St.Joseph-St.Lazarus Parish and a past Boston Public Schools librarian and employee of the Paris St. Community Center.

The beloved wife of Robert Petrillo, she was the devoted mother of Michael Petrillo and his wife, Mandy of Beverly and Mark Petrillo of East Boston; dear sister of Joanne Mirabello and her husband, Frank of Saugus and James Maglio and his wife, Patricia of Nashua and adored grandmother of Josephine and Michael. She is also survived by many cherished nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home, East Boston. Jeanne was laid to rest in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden.   Memorial Donations may be made in Jeanne’s memory to the Multiple Myeloma Foundation, Beth Isreal Deaconess Hospital c/o Dr. David E. Avigan, 330 Brookline Ave., Boston, MA 02215.

Nicholas ‘Nicky’ DiCarlo

Died Thursday, April 20

Nicholas “Nicky” P. DiCarlo died on April 20 at the age of 98.

He was the beloved husband of the late Angelina (Paone); dear brother of the late Mary Zuzolo, Millio Novielo, Helen Molinaro, Domenic DiCarlo, Dick DiCarlo, Emma Longo, Danny DiCarlo, Ann Interbartolo, Andrew DiCarlo, Stella DiCarlo, Carmela Forbeta and Rose Covino and is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews as well as his longtime friends Bill and Mary Burke and family and  the son Nick always wanted, Jimmy Mosca.

Family and friends will honor Nicky’s life by gathering today, Wednesday, April 26 at the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home, 971 Saratoga St., East Boston from 9 to 11 a.m. followed by a Funeral Service in the Chapel of the funeral home at 11 a.m. Services will conclude with Nick’s entombment at Holy Cross Community Mausoleum in Malden. For more information or to send an online condolence, please visit:

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