Of East Boston
Helen D’Agostino of East Boston died on Saturday, May 6. She was 69 years old.
The beloved wife of the late Joseph D’Agostino, she was the devoted mother of Walter Wythe and his wife, Maria of Medfield, Donald Wythe of East Boston, Barbara Perez and her husband, Alex of Florida and the late Joseph D’Agostino; dear sister of John Kelley and his wife, Margaret, James Kelly, Barbara Holland and her husband, Thomas and the late Catherine Mignosa; cherished grandmother of Alexis, Matthew, Valentina, Brianna and the late Alex Perez II. She is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.
Family and friends will honor Helen’s life by gathering at the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home, 971 Saratoga Street, (Orient Heights) East Boston on Thursday, May 11 from 4 to 8 p.m. and again on Friday at 9:30 a.m. before leaving in procession for a Funeral Mass in celebration of Helen’s life at Sacred Heart Church, 45 Brooks Street, East Boston at 11 a.m. For complimentary local transportation to the funeral home for the visiting hours, please call 617-569-0990. Services will conclude with Helen being laid to rest with her beloved Joseph at Holy Cross Cemetery, 175 Broadway in Malden. For more information or to send an online condolence, visit ruggieromh.com
Of East Boston
Theresa Scacchi of East Boston passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, May 3.
The devoted mother of Laurence Scacchi of Dorchester, she was the dear sister of Phyllis Viola and her husband, Frank of Saugus and cherished grandmother of Andrew McAvoy. She is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.
Family and friends will honor Theresa’s life by attending a Memorial Mass in celebration of her life on Thursday, May 11 at 10 a.m. in the Most Holy Redeemer Church, London Street, East Boston. Services will conclude with Theresa being laid to rest at Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. In honoring Theresa’s memory and in lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in her name to East Boston Central Catholic School, 69 London Street, East Boston, MA 02128, Attention: Carol Baglio. For more information, please visit www.ruggieromh.com
Of Georgetown, formerly of East Boston and Revere
Dorothy (Capprini) Aufiero of Georgetown, formerly of East Boston and Revere, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, May 2.
She was the beloved wife of the late James M. Aufiero, Sr.; devoted mother of James “Jim” M. Jr. and his wife, Gail of Reading, Adele Mueller and her husband, William R. of Dracut, and Gayle Bond and her husband, Jeffrey of Georgetown; dear sister of the late Pat, Gully, Leo, and Stanley Capprini and Sue Lauria, Nancy Cyr, and Antoinette Damplo. She was the cherished grandmother of eight and great grandmother of nine and is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.
Family and friends will honor Mrs. Aufiero’s life by gathering in St. Joseph – St. Lazarus Church, Ashley Street, East Boston on Saturday, May 13 for a memorial mass celebrating her life at 9:30 a.m. In honoring Mrs. Aufiero and in lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in her name to Compassus Hospice Center, 790 Turnpike Street, Suite 302, North Andover, MA 01845. For more information, please visit www.ruggieromh.com
Elizabeth ‘Betsy’ Glufling
Past President of East Boston Little League
Elizabeth A. “Betsy” (Hanson) Glufling of East Boston, formerly of Quincy, died on May 3.
Betsy was a past president and board member of East Boston Little League for over 25 years.
She was the beloved wife of the late James F. Glufling; loving companion for 24 years of John Murphy of East Boston; devoted mother of Laura Glufling-Tham and her husband, Fu Tham of Quincy and Susan Gainey of Hingham; grandmother of Rebecca and Andrew Tham and Quinn Gainey; cousin of Kathleen Nadeau of Lynn and Priscilla Dunham and her husband, Donald of Charlton and their children.
Funeral arrangements were by the Magrath Funeral Home, East Boston. Interment was at Woodlawn Cemetery. Donations in Betsy’s memory to the New England Hemophilia Assn. would be appreciated.
Donald ‘Donnie’ DiLorenzo
East Boston High School Baseball Coach and Assistant Football Coach
Donald “Donnie” R, DiLorenzo of East Boston passed away on Tuesday, May 2. He was 73 years old.
Donald was a graduate of East Boston High School, Iowa State University and went on to Cambridge College where obtained his Master Degree in teaching. He was also head coach for East Boston High Baseball and assistant coach for East Boston High Football.
The cherished and devoted son of the late William Sr. and Marie “Alice” DiLorenzo, he was the loving father of Dante-Christian DiLorenzo
of Danvers, the dear brother of the late William “Billy” Jr. DiLorenzo who passed away on March 28, 2017 and the former husband of Claudia DiLorenzo of Danvers. He is also survived by many cousins and friends.
Funeral arrangements were by Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, Revere.
Interment was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in
Donald’s name to St. Jude Childrens Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-9959. For guest book: www.vazzafunerals.com
Cottage Park Yacht Club member and 17-year employee of Hilton Worldwide
Paula Hicks-Ryan of Winthrop, formerly of Attleboro, passed away peacefully on Thursday, May 4.
A member of the Cottage Park Yacht Club, she was a 17-year employee of Hilton Worldwide.
She was the beloved wife of Thomas Ryan of Winthrop, the loving daughter of Ann Beane and her husband, Bruce of Lyman, NH; devoted sister of Jennifer Chigpny and her husband, Joe of East Longmeadow, Lisa Whynott and her husband, Thomas of Plymouth, Michael Beane and his wife, Patti of Kingston, and the late Jeffrey Bilodeau and cherished grandmother of Emily and Madeline Puphret. She is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews. Funeral arrangements were by the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home (Orient Heights) East Boston. Paula was laid to rest in Winthrop Cemetery, Belle Isle Section. In honoring Paula’s memory and in lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in her name to the Make A Wish Foundation, 1 Bulfinch Place #2, Boston, MA 02114. For more information, please visit, www.ruggieromh.com
Her top priority was her devotion and love for her family
Rose M. (Leone) Mazzone, a longtime Revere resident, formerly of East Boston, died on Thursday, May 4 at Benchmark Senior Living at Putnam Farm in Danvers following a long illness. She was 88 years old.
Rose was raised and educated in East Boston and was a graduate of East Boston High School,
Class of 1946. She married Frank S. Mazzone and the couple settled in Revere, where they
began their family.
Rose worked for many years as a Billing Clerk for Boston Water & Sewer. Her devotion and love for her family was her top priority. She loved being surrounded by her grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Rose was always known to be a very stylish and beautiful woman, both inside and out.
Rose lived in Revere for almost 50 years. She and her husband then resided in Mesa, AZ for several years, before moving back to Revere.
She was the beloved wife of the late Frank S. Mazzone with whom she shared 60 years of marriage prior to his death in 2006. She was the devoted mother of Frank S. Mazzone, Jr. and his wife, Donna of Manchester by the Sea, Allesandra M. Palladino and her husband, Rocco A. of West Peabody and Steven C. Mazzone of Kingwood, TX; the cherished grandmother of Tara A. Murphy and
her husband, Matthew of Revere, Jennifer DiFilippis and her husband, Rocco of Kenosha, WI, Alyssa A. Morales and her husband, Christopher of West Peabody, Katherine Warren and her husband, Tyler of Missoula, MT, Gabriella and Christina Mazzone, both of Kingwood, TX and the late Anthony R. Palladino; adored great grandmother of Leo, Rocco, Alessandra and Francesca.
She was the dear sister of Antoinette Vangel of Orient Heights, East Boston, Diana Burns of Mesa, AZ, George Leone of Winthrop and the late Lawrence T. Leone, Lucy Gaito, Sabina Carideo and Grace Krabey. Rose is also lovingly survived by many nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.
Funeral arrangements were by the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, Revere. Interment was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. For additional information, please visit www.vertuccioandsmith.com.