Gabriel “Steve” Festa
Of Malden, formerly of Revere and East Boston
Gabriel S. “Steve” Festa of Malden, formerly of Revere and East Boston, died recently.
He was the beloved husband for over 45 years to Gail M. (DeMattia) Festa; loving son of Gaetano D. Festa and his deceased wife, Mary (Moscatelli) Festa. He is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.
Family and friends will honor “Steve’s” life by gathering in the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home, 971 Saratoga St. (Orient Heights) East Boston today, Wednesday, Feb. 7 from 4 to 8 p.m. and again on Thursday morning at 8:30 a.m. before leaving in procession to St Anthony’s Church, Revere for a Funeral Mass celebrating “Steve’s” Life. Private interment services will follow. In lieu of flowers and in honoring Gabriel, memorial donations may be made to: American Kidney Fund, 11921 Rockville Pike, Suite 300 Rockville MD 20852. For more information: www.ruggieromh.com
Of Lynn, formerly of East Boston
Paula (DiGiacomo) Cincotti of Lynn, formerly of East Boston, passed away after a brief illness surrounded by her loving family on Jan. 29 at the age of 54.
The cherished daughter of Charles DiGiacomo and the late Florence (Salerno) of East Boston, she was the devoted mother of Mariaelena Cincotti and Richard Cincotti, both of East Boston and Anthony Margareci of Revere; dear sister of Michelle Sullivan of New Hampshire, Charles DiGiacomo of Winthrop and John DiGiacomo and his wife, Diane of East Boston; adored grandmother of Ava Cincotti and loving companion of Edmund Countie. Funeral arrangements were by the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home, East Boston. For more information or to send an online condolence, please visit ruggieromh.com
Of Somerville, formerly of East Boston
Josephine L. (Pellegriti) Pace of Somerville, formerly of East Boston, passed away surrounded by her loving
family on Thursday, Feb. 1 at the age of 87.
She was the beloved wife of the late
Alfred T. Pace, Sr., cherished daughter of the late Peter and Maria (LaBruna) Pellegriti; loving mother of Alfred T. Pace Jr. of Somerville, Debra (Pace) Deagle of Revere and Lisa Pace of
Somerville; dear sister of Milly Schettino and her husband, Frank of Revere, Vera Dichio and her husband, Salvatore of
Kingston and the late Dr. Thomas Pellegriti; adored grandmother of Maria Tucker and the late Stephen J. Deagle, Jr. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews.
Family and friends will honor Josephine’s life by gathering in Vazza’s
“Beechwood” Funeral Home, 262 Beach St., Revere on Friday, Feb. 9 from 4 to 8 p.m. and again on Saturday
morning at 10 a.m. before leaving in procession to St. Anthony’s Church in Revere for a Funeral Mass in celebration of her life at 11 a.m. Interment will follow at Holy Cross
Cemetery in Malden. For guest book and directions, visit:
Of East Boston
Lucille (Ramos) LaMonica-Nicastro of East Boston passed away at home peacefully on Jan. 31 at the age of 88.
She was the beloved wife of the late Joseph LaMonica, devoted mother of Michael Nicastro and his wife, Consuelo of Revere, dear sister of Dolores Rowthorn of Florida and the late Walter Ramos, Bobby Ramos, Mildred Carmen, Betty McMahon and Janet Roan; cherished grandmother of Joseph and Michael-Angelo Nicastro and adored great grandmother of Julianna Nicastro. She is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.
Family and friends will honor Lucille’s life by gathering at the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home, 971 Saratoga St., East Boston on Thursday, Feb. 8 from 4 to 8 p.m. and again on Friday morning at 8:30 before leaving in procession to the Most Holy Redeemer Church Maverick St., East Boston for a Funeral Mass in celebration of Lucille’s life at 10 a.m. Private burial will follow the Mass.
For complimentary transportation to the funeral home, please call 617 569 0990. For more information, visit: www.ruggiero mh.com
Frederick DeSimone, Jr.
Longtime Suffolk Downs Race Track employee, active in many East Boston organizations
Frederick DeSimone, Jr., in Revere of East Boston, passed away peacefully on Jan. 30 with his loving and devoted family by his bedside.
Fred was an employee of Suffolk Downs Race Track where he was an equipment operator for over 40 years. He was a member of IBEW 103, the Orient Heights Civic Club, East Boston Athletic Board, Troop Leader of Boys Scout Special Needs Troop # 61, St. Lazarus CYO and a longtime parishioner of St. Lazarus Parish.
He was the beloved husband of the late Charlotte M (Gallo) DeSimone, devoted father of Liza Internicola and her husband, Daniel of Winthrop, Erica Capogreco and her husband, Robert “Chicky” of East Boston and Frederick DeSimone III of Revere; loving son of Madeline DeSimone and her late husband, Frederick Sr. of Wakefield, dear brother of Carl DeSimone of Florida, James DeSimone and his wife, Teresa of Wakefield, dear brother in law of Elizabeth Catanese and her late husband. Anthony of Revere and adored Grampy of Michalena, Lola and Antonio. He is also survived by many cherished nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Funeral arrangements were by the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home (Orient Heights) East Boston. Fred was laid to rest in Woodlawn Cemetery with his beloved wife, may they both rest in peace. For more information, visit: www.ruggieromh.com
John ‘Jack’ Vetere
Former Hoods Milk General Manager
John “Jack”Vetere of Revere died at home after a long battle with Dementia, on Feb. 6. He was 81 years old.
Jack was a former general manager at Hood Milk and a late member of the Soccorso Club, V.F.W. Mottolo Post, and the Revere Elks.
The beloved son of the late John and Alice Mae (Sweeney), he was the loving brother of the late Kenneth Vetere “RFD”, cherished uncle of Shawn Vetere, Alice Vetere, Anthony Vetere, Michael Vetere and many more nieces and nephews; nephew of the late Helen Martocchio, Orlando “Lundy” Martocchio, Ermelindo Vetere and Fiore Vetere; cousin of Lena Martocchio of Melrose and the late Joseph Martocchio and is also survived by his Goddaughter, Mary Vetere-Claire and dear friend, Charles Guarino.
His Funeral will be from the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, 128 Revere St, Revere on Friday, Feb. 9 at 10 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St Anthony’s Church at 11 a.m. Relatives and friends are kindly invited. Visiting hours will be Thursday from 5 to 8 p.m. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Revere-Chelsea-Winthrop Elder services 100 Everett Ave unit 10 Chelsea MA 02150 Interment will be in Holy Cross Cemetery. For guest book please visit www.Buonfiglio.com