Obituaries 07-05-2017

Gregory Marciello

Retired proprietor of F.B.I. Alarm of Revere; member of VFW Post 6712 and Revere Loyal Order of Moose 1272

Family and friends are invited to attend visiting hours on Sunday, July 9 from 2 to 6 p.m. in the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Route 107) Revere for Gregory J. Marciello who died following a long illness on Friday, June 30 at the Bedford Veterans Administration Hospital. The Funeral Service will follow the visitation on Sunday at 6:15 p.m.

Gregory was born and raised in East Boston. He attended East Boston Schools and was a graduate of East Boston High School, Class of 1962. He was 72 years old.

The proprietor and operator of “F.B.I. Alarms” of Revere for more than 30 years, he served with the US Army during the Vietnam Era from November 8, 1966 to November 7, 1968 with the rank of Staff Sergeant with Co C. 1st Battalion, 58th Infantry and 197th Infantry. He was the recipient of several commendations: ie, the Purple Heart (National Service Defense Medal, Expert M. 61, Expert M-14); G/S Bars, The Air Medal, Combat Infantryman Badge (1st Awd.) Vietnam Service Medal with two Bronze Stars (Vietnam Campaign Medal with Device 1960.)

He was also a Past Quartermaster and a member of the Beachmont VFW Post 6712, Past Treasurer and member of the Revere Loyal Order of the Moose 1272 and The Otis Club of East Boston.

Aside from his unique background and affiliations, Gregory was a winner in the realm of “Best” Husbands, Dads, Grandpas and Uncles. He was family first and most proud of that position.

He was the beloved husband of 17 years to Donna M. (Richard); the cherished father of: Lisa R. Tocco of Danvers and Kim R. Cadieux and her husband, Christopher of Rowley; the devoted grandfather of: Christopher A. Tocco, USAF (E-5) Lindsay M. Tocco, Jenna R. Tocco, all of Danvers, Ella G. and Benjamin C. Cadieux, both of Rowley; the dear brother to Ronald R. Marciello and his wife, Sandra of Peabody and Doreen DeAngelo of Revere. He is also lovingly survived by many nieces and nephews.

Gregory’s family is overwhelmed by the extraordinary care and attention rendered to him by the entire staff at the Edith Nourse Rogers Veterans Hospital of Bedford. Words fail to express their gratitude and respect for each and every one of the team who cared for him.

Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Wounded Warriors Project. For additional information, please visit:

William Doucette

Of New Hampshire, formerly of East Boston

William Doucette of New Hampshire, formerly of East Boston, died peacefully on June 28.

The beloved husband and soul mate to the late Phyllis (Iacomino) Doucette, he is the devoted father of Denise Auron and her late husband, Gregory and Valerie Pare and her husband, Stephen, all of New Hampshire; cherished grandfather of April, Angel, Gregory and Stephen; adored great grandfather of Jayden, Jackson, CJ, Maddox and Bianca. He is also survived by one brother and four sisters as well as by many fond nieces and nephews. William was pre- deceased by two loving sisters.

Family and friends will honor William’s life by gathering today, Wednesday, from 8 to 10:30 a.m. and then leaving in procession to Most Holy Redeemer Church, Maverick Street (Maverick Square) East Boston for a Funeral Mass in celebration of his life at 11 a.m. Services will conclude with William being laid to rest with his loving wife in Woodlawn Cemetery. May they rest in peace.

Honorable John Ligotti

Distinguished jurist, spent 45 years in the Mass. Judicial System

Hon. John C. Ligotti of Lynnfield, formerly of East Boston, died peacefully surrounded by his loving family at his bedside on Thursday morning, June 29 in his 102nd year,

Judge Ligotti was a past member of the Winthrop Golf Club and a past member of East Boston Kiwanis. He was the Court Magistrate of East Boston District Court for over 15 years before becoming Judge of the Malden District Court for 12 years. Because of Judge Ligotti’s love for and devotion to the legal system, he was asked to come out of retirement to take a position as a traveling judge for another 10 years. Finally, following more than 45 years in the Judicial System, Judge Ligotti  entered retirement  with the dignity and distinction he served the Judicial System.

May Judge Ligotti rest in peace, the peace that he brought to every court room he walked into.

He was the beloved husband of the late Rose M (Cavaliere) Ligotti, devoted father of  Maryann Ligotti of Boston, Donna M Ligotti of Wakefield and Ellen Quirk and her husband, Bill of New Hampshire; dear brother of the late  Joseph and Charles Ligotti, Mary DeRosa and Beatrice Flister; cherished  grandfather of Brian, Leah and Lauren Ligotti, Arianna, Kaitlyn and Courtney Quirk. He is also survived by his adored great grandson,  Raphael Ligotti and by many loving nieces and nephews.

Family and friends will honor Judge Ligotti’s life by gathering on Thursday, July 6 in the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home, 971 Saratoga St (Orient Heights) East Boston from 9 a.m. to 12 noon followed by a procession to Our lady of the Assumption Church in Lynnfield for a Funeral Mass in Celebration of his life at 1 p.m. Services will conclude with Judge Ligotti being laid to rest with his beloved wife, Rose in Forest Hills Cemetery. May they both rest in peace.

The Ligotti family would like to thank the nurses who cared for their father with love and compassion during his illness:  Joanne, Cathy, Kristina, Ashley ,Luanne, Angie and Shannon — they will never forget the peace that you gave to their father and to them.

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Gloria Woodland

Retired Jordan Marsh and Saks Fifth Avenue credit manager

Gloria T. (Lopez) Woodland, a 25 year Revere resident and an East Boston native, passed away on June 27 at the Golden Living Center-Dexter House of Malden ending a long period of failing health on June 27.

Born and raised in East Boston, Mrs. Woodland was a graduate of East Boston High School, Class of 1949. Most of her working career was spent in merchandising and credit management. For more than 20 years, she was a Senior Credit Manager for the former Jordan Marsh Co. at Downtown Crossing. Later, she joined the forces of Sak’s Fifth Avenue at the Prudential Center sharing the supervision of credit managing.

Along her way, she became most familiar and quite helpful to a lovely, elegant middle age lady by the name of Faye Dunaway, a legion on Broadway and in the arts. Gloria was her thoroughly ‘over the top’ helpful self, rendered Miss Dunaway free of anxiety and created a friend for all. Gloria was awarded a certificate of merit and a bonus and this experience certainly gave Gloria many fine anecdotes for the supper table. There were many more similar stories and adventures, all work related, that enhanced Gloria’s “Permanent Record.”

She was the wife of the late Paul M. Woodland who passed in March of 2007; the devoted mother of Michael W. Woodland with whom she made her home in Revere, Steven L. Woodland and his wife, Merri R. of Clementon, New Jersey and Paula J. Danilchuck-Gammier and her late husband, Joseph Grammier of Harrisonburg, VA; cherished grandmother of: James R. Danilchuck of Stanton, VA and Christopher Danilchuck of Derry, NH. She was the dear sister of the late Emmeralda L. Fellowes and Lilia Lesie and is also lovingly survived by her former son-in-law, Robert Danilchuck of Derry, NH and by many nieces, nephews, grand nieces and grand nephews and by her brother in law, John Leslie of Beachmont, Revere.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, Revere. Private interment was at Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to: St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, Tennessee, 38105-9959. For additional information, please visit:

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