Obituaries 05-17-2017

Helen D’Agostino

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 and cherished grandmother of Alexis, Matthew, Valentina, Brianna and the late Alex Perez II. She is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.

Helen was laid to rest with her beloved Joseph at Holy Cross Cemetery in Malden. Funeral arrangements were by the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home (Orient Heights) East Boston.  For more information or to send an online condolence, visit

E.Ida Lamattina

Of East Boston

  1. Ida (DAnnolfo) Lamattina of East Boston passed away on May 11. She was 87 years old.

The cherished daughter of the late Frank and Mary DAnnolfo, she was the dear sister of Frank “Hank” DAnnolfo of East Boston and the late Gino DAnnolfo and Lena Lamattina; fond aunt of Stephen and Anthony Lamattina and Frank and Maria DAnnolfo.

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

Interment was in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. For guest book:

Roscoe Coolidge Jr.

Retired truck driver, happiest with a cigar, a homemade Italian meal and spending time with his grandchildren

Roscoe L. Coolidge, Jr. of Melrose, formerly of East Boston, passed away peacefully at Lahey Medical Center in Burlington on Monday, May 8. He was 71 years old.

Roscoe was born in Boston on October 15, 1945, one of 12 children of the late Roscoe L. Coolidge Sr. and Sarah (Pestell) Coolidge.

Proudly raised in East Boston, he graduated from Brighton High School and served in the US Army during the Vietnam War. Two months later, on June 18

1966, he married Elizabeth D’Addario and the couple settled in East Boston to raise a family of three daughters.

Roscoe worked as a truck driver transporting air freight from Logan Airport for many years. He became part owner of

Swiftway for 10 years before retiring. In his retirement, Roscoe was afforded more time with his family. He became a Hoover School Crossing Guard in Melrose and happily obliged with many picks ups and drops offs for his grandchildren.

At home, Roscoe enjoyed working in the yard,or watching the ballgame in his shed with a cigar in his hand. He

enthusiastically supported his favorite Boston teams and always enjoyed horse racing. The summer months were

highlighted with family trips to Lake Winnipesaukee to spend time relaxing on the deck watching the grandchildren.

For years, he and Liz enjoyed a cruise every year or a vacation to Disney in Florida. He also loved music, especially

the Rolling Stones and ZZ Top.

Roscoe was a simple guy with a few basic needs in life. He was happiest with a cigar, a homemade Italian meal, or

spending time with his grandchildren whom he loved dearly.

Roscoe will be forever missed, but always lovingly remembered.

Roscoe was the beloved husband of Elizabeth M. (D’Addario) Coolidge with whom he shared 50 years of marriage.

He was the devoted father of Michelle A. Bettano and her husband, Kenneth  and Donnaleigh Coolidge-Miller and her husband Brian, all of Melrose, and Lisa M. Ellis and her husband, Eric of N. Plainfield, NJ; caring brother of Joan Jagiello, Barbara Romano, Ralph Coolidge, Christine Greenwood, Janet Pelegrino, Marian Diluigi, and the late Marie Pava, Patricia Lavigne, and John, Alfred, and David Coolidge. He was the cherished “Papa” of Danielle, Carly, Dante, Mia, and Elizabeth and is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

A Life Celebration for Roscoe was held during visiting hours at the Robinson Funeral Home, 809 Main St., Melrose on Friday, May 12. For online tribute, visit

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