Obituaries 01-03-2018

January 6, 2018
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Josephine DiFronzo

Of East Boston

Josephine DiFronzo of East Boston died peacefully surrounded by her loving family in her home on Dec. 31.

She was the loving sister of Viola D’Annunzio and her late husband, Joseph of New Jersey, Anne DiStefano and her husband, Robert of Revere and the late Connie Botticelli and her late husband, Nicholas, Nicholas DiFronzo and his surviving spouse, Gloria of Winthrop, the late Florence Brown and her surviving husband, Harold, the late Michael “Sonny” DiFronzo and Alfred DiFronzo.

In the absence of Josephine having children of her own, her nieces and nephews were her surrogate children and by loving them as her children, she had a special bond with each one,  many nieces, nephews, great and grand nieces and nephews and great great nieces and nephews and she will be missed in a special way by each one of them.

Family and friends will honor Josephine’s life by gathering in the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home, 971 Saratoga St. (Orient Heights) East Boston on Thursday, Jan. 4 from 5 to 8 p.m. and again on Friday morning at 8:30 before leaving in procession to St Joseph St Lazarus Church in East Boston for a Funeral Mass in celebration of her life at 10 a.m. Services will conclude with Josephine being laid to rest in Holy Cross Cemetery. In honoring Josephine’s life and in lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. Jude Childrens Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis TN 38105. For complimentary transportation to the funeral home, please call 617 569-0990. For more information,  please visit: www.ruggieromh.com.

Ann Albano

Past member of East Boston Courageous Generation, YMCA and Edith DeFronzo Post

Ann A. (Ricci) Albano of Revere, formerly East Boston, died peacefully on Dec. 29.

She was a past member of the East Boston Courageous Generation, YMCA and Edith DeFronzo Post.

The beloved wife of Joseph Albano, she was the loving daughter of Marie (Addario) Ricci and the late Anthony; dear sister of Louis Ricci and his late wife, Mary; adored aunt of many nieces, nephews, great and grand nieces and nephews as well as great great and great grand nieces and nephews.

Family and friends will honor Ann’s life by gathering in the Sacred Heart Church, 45 Brooks Street, East Boston today, Wednesday, Jan. 3 from 9 to 11 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in celebration of her life at 11 a.m. Services will conclude with Ann being laid to rest in the Mausoleum in Holy Cross Cemetery. In honoring Ann’s life and because of her love for and devotion to Sacred Heart Church, memorial donations may be made to the Sacred Heart Church Parish Building Fund, 145 Paris St., East Boston 02128. For more information, please visit: www.ruggieromh.com.

Rose Porcaro

Of East Boston, formerly of Arlington

Rose (Panetta) Porcaro of East Boston, formerly of Arlington, died peacefully on December 22. The beloved wife of the late John S. Porcaro, she was the dear sister of the late Teresa Henson, Sidney Panetta and Stella Edmonds and is survived by many loving nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home (Orient Heights) East Boston. Services concluded with Rose being laid to rest in Woodlawn Cemetery with her beloved husband, John. May they both rest in peace. For more information, please visit: www.ruggieromh.com

Letizia Gallotto

Of East Boston

Letizia Gallotto of East Boston passed away on December 29 at the age of 86.

The beloved wife of the late Antonio Gallotto, she was the devoted mother of Gilbert Gallotto and his wife, Lisa of East Boston, Ottavio Gallotto and his wife, Lina of North Reading and the late Ottaviano and Mariantonia Gallotto; dear sister of Giuseppe Cosi of Tricase, Italy and the late Antonio, Gino, Francesco, Vito and Giovanna and cherished grandmother of Anthony, Gilbert, Marina, Cristina and Julia. She is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.

Family and friends will honor Letizia’s life by gathering at the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home, 971 Saratoga St., East Boston today, Wednesday, January 3 from 4 to 8 p.m. and again on Thursday morning at 8:30 before leaving in funeral procession to Sacred Heart Church, Brooks Street, East Boston for a 10 a.m. Funeral Mass in celebration of Letizia’s life. Services will conclude with Letizia being laid to rest with her beloved Antonio at Woodlawn Cemetery in Everett.

Flowers are appreciated or memorial donations may be made in Letizia’s memory to a charity of your choice. For complementary transportation to funeral home, please call 617 569 0990. For more information, please visit www.ruggieromh.com.

Giuseppe Nano

Of East Boston, formerly of Sicily

Giuseppe Nano of East Boston, formerly Sicily, died on Dec. 27 at the age of 82.

The dear brother of the late Alessandra and Calogero Nano, he was the cherished uncle of Damiano Nano of Revere, Roberto “Bobby” Nano of Saugus and Vincenzo “Vinny” Nano

Family and Friends will honor Giuseppe’s life by gathering at the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home, 971 Saratoga St., East Boston today, Wednesday, January 3 at 10 a.m. A Prayer service will be celebrated in the Funeral Home Chapel at 11 a.m.  followed by a funeral procession to lay Giuseppe to rest in Holy Cross Cemetery Malden. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital via the link: http://www.stjude.org/ or 1800-805-5856. For more information, please visit www.ruggieromh.com.

Ann Marie Mannetta

Of Winthrop

Ann Marie (Chiaramonte) Mannetta of Winthrop passed away on Dec. 25 at the age of 83.

The beloved mother of Carol DeCarlo and her husband, Michael of Winthrop and Jean Gunn and her husband, Matthew Sr. of California, she was the dear sister of Mary Ambrose and her husband, David of Winthrop and the late Sandra McInnis; cherished grandmother of Michael and his wife, Krystle, Danielle and her husband, Louis, Matthew and his wife, Barbara and Shanna and her boyfriend, Chris; adored great-grandmother of Jayla, Gianna, Tessa, Michael and Joseph and the loving companion of Frank Sico. She is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home, East Boston. Services  concluded with Ann being laid to rest in Winthrop Cemetery. Flowers are appreciated or memorial donations may be made to Parkinson’s Foundation 200 SE 1st Street Suite 800 Miami, FL 33131. For more information, visit:  www.ruggieromh.com.