Obituaries 07-26-2017

Rocco “Rocky” Schirripa

Former owner of Meridean Market

Rocco “Rocky” Schirripa of Peabody, formerly of East Boston, died on Monday, July 24 at the age of 80.

Rocco was born in Marina Gioiosa Ionica, Italy, on Aug. 21, 1936, to Salvatore Schirripa and Maria Catherine Totino. He was the former co-owner of Meridian Market where he was fondly known as “Rocky.” He will be missed by all who knew him.

The beloved husband of Marianna (Petrolo), he was the devoted father of Maria Accardi and her husband, Anthony, of Wilmington, Salvatore Schirripa and his fiancé, Lynne Kelly, of Danvers and Luigi Schirripa and his wife, Angelina, of Peabody; dear brother of Frank Schirripa and his wife, Catherine, of Saugus and Rosa Petrolo and her husband, Rocco, of East Boston; fond brother-in-law of the late Rocco Petrolo and his surviving wife, Rosa, of Australia and Giulia Petrolo and her late husband, Pasquale Remeao, of Italy; cherished grandfather of Alexander, Elizabeth, Joseph, Rocco, Salvatore, Marco and Sofia. He is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.

Family and Friends will honor Rocky’s life by gathering on Thursday, July 27, from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home, 971 Saratoga St., East Boston, and again on Friday morning at 8:30 before leaving in funeral procession to St. Joseph – St. Lazarus Church, 59 Ashley St., East Boston, for a 10 a.m. Funeral Mass in celebration of Rocky’s life. Services will conclude with Rocco being entombed at Woodlawn Mausoleum, Everett. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Liver Foundation, 188 Needham St., Newton MA 02461. For complimentary transportation to the visiting hours please call 617-569-0990.

Stephen Fauci

Bio-tech salesman for Roche Med. Sales

Family and friends are invited to attend visiting hours on Friday, July 28, in the Vertuccio & Smith Homefor Funerals, 773 Broadway (Route 107), Revere for Stephen L. Fauci of Middleton who died unexpectedly on Saturday, July 22 at Boston’s Massachusetts General Hospital. He was 51 years old. Family and friends are also invited to attend the Funeral Mass on Saturday, July 29, in St. Anthony of Padua Church, 250 Revere St., Revere, at 11 a.m. The public is asked to report directly to St. Anthony’s Church on Saturday.

Born in Winthrop, he lived in Saugus most of his young life, graduating from Saugus High School, Class of 1983. He continued on to college with a full athletic scholarship at the University of Miami and eventually graduated Magna Cum Laude from Bentley College of Accounting. Stephen was an active member and devotee of St. Anthony of Padua Church for many years, serving as a Senior Lector.

He moved to Middleton in 1999, where he remained until his untimely passing. He held an intense interest in bio-medical application and technology, which drew him into working for several bio-tech companies and most recently as an executive bio-tech. salesman.

Stephen is the beloved son of Leonard M. Josephine P. (Careo) Fauci and the essence of brotherhood to Michael A. Fauci and his wife, Deborah, of Saugus, David C. Fauci and his wife, Kerri, of Medford, Jennifer L. Grasso of Lynnfield, Marc L. Fauci and his wife, Margaret “Maggie” of Tiverton, R.I. and Louis J. Fauci

and his wife, Cara of Melrose; the proud and faithful companion of 19 years to Whendy A. Kelliher, devoted surrogate “Dad” to Alexa Rae Walker and Robert S. Walker, all of Danvers. He is also lovingly survived by many grieving aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. No memoriam would be complete without mention of Stephen’s constant canine companion Hunter.

In the upcoming weeks and months, a plethora of observations and salutations, regarding Stephen’s magnanimous personality, not to mention, his award-winning good looks, will be repeated and repeated. However, no attempt could satisfy or justify the goodness of the soul resting in the fine young man.

Interment will be held privately. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Shriners Hospitals for Children, 51 Blossom St., Boston, MA 02114, or to the N.E. Center for Veterans, P. O. Box 845257, Boston, MA 02284-5257. For additional information, please visit:

Olga Magnolia

Of Wilmington, formerly of East Boston

Olga (Coscia) Magnolia of Wilmington, formerly of East Boston, passed away on July 21.  She was 84 years old.

Olga was the beloved wife of Sebastiano Magnolia, devoted mother of Adriene Magnolia and her husband, Kirk Mainville and Lisa Magnolia-Maffei and her husband, John Maffei;  loving “Nonni” of Tyler and Spencer Maffei, cherished daughter of the late Stefano and Eugenia (Conti) Coscia, dear sister of the late Alfonsina “Nellie” Bruno and Margherita Coscia, aunt of John Bruno of Derry, NH and Nancy Hopkins of Newport Richie, FL.

Family and friends will gather for visitation at the Nichols Funeral Home, 187 Middlesex Ave. (Rte. 62) Wilmington on Saturday, July 29from 10:45 to 11:45 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Dorothy’s Church, Main Street, (Rte. 38), Wilmington at 12 noon. Entombment will follow in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Olga’s name may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 480 Pleasant St., Watertown, MA 02472.

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