Obituaries 10-24-2018

October 26, 2018
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Silvia Todisco

Todisco family matriarch

Silvia N. (Casacchia) Todisco of Danvers, formerly of East Boston and Chelsea, passed away on Oct. 20 surrounded by her devoted family at the Kaplan Family Hospice House.

Silvia was the matriach of the Todisco Family. She loved spending time with her family and grandchildren. She was an avid bingo player, loved day trips to Salem Willows, going on walks and shopping. She will be missed by all.

Silvia was born in Argentina on Feb. 5, 1936 to Serafino and Serafina (Sigliano) Casacchia. She met her husband, Pasquale Todisco in Argentina and they married on Nov. 5, 1955. They had two children, Silvia and Lillian in Argentina before immigrating to the United States in 1959.

Silvia was the devoted mother of Silvia C. Todisco of Danvers, Lillian Briguglio of Peabody, Adelina A. Todisco of Danvers, Pasquale Todisco and his wife, Kathleen of Peabody and Lydia Todisco-Lombard of Lynn. Silvia is survived by her loving brother Armando Casacchia of Spain and pre deceased by five brothers and five sisters. She was the cherished grandmother of Juliana, Palma, Christina, Pasquale, Michael, Stephen Todisco, Anthony, Gina, Amanda, Steven Lombard, Nicole, Gianna and Robert and the adored great-grandmother of 21 great-grandchildren.

Silvia is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews as well as her two special canines, Sonny and Tippy Toe.

Family and friends will honor Silvia’s life by gathering at the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home, 971 Saratoga St., East Boston today,  Wednesday , Oct. 24 from 4 to 8 p.m. and again on Thursday morning at 9:30 a.m. before leaving in procession to St. Anthony’s Church, Revere St., Revere at 11 a.m. Services will conclude with Silvia being laid to rest beside her beloved husband, Pasquale at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Salem.

The family would like to send a heartfelt thank-you to the staff of Care Dimensions and the Kaplan Family Hospice House.

Flowers are appreciated and memorial donations may be made to Care Dimensions, 75 Sylvan St., Danvers, MA or Shriners Hospital.

Anthony’ Sonny’ Petrivelli

Retired Union Master Carpenter for JF White Construction

Anthony F. “Sonny” Petrivelli of Revere, formerly of East Boston passed away at the age of 86.

Born and raised in East Boston, he and his wife moved to Revere in 1971. His beloved wife of 58 years, Concetta “Connie” (Correale) Petrivelli passed on September 14, 2017, just 13 months ago.

Early in his working career, he was in the lobster and clam digging business, working for former companies such as N.E. Lobster Co. and Atlantic Fish Industries. For over 30 years, and until retirement, he worked as a Master Carpenter out of the AFLCIO, LOCAL #33-New England Reg. Council of Carpenters, for J.F. White Construction. Known throughout the area for his expertise in wood-working, he served during the Korean Conflict with the U.S. Army as a Private 1st Class from June of 1953 to May of 1955.

He was the devoted father of Paula Tocco and her husband, Joseph of Revere and Erika Poste of Vero Beach, Fla.; the cherished grandfather to Kyle J. Bendavid and his wife, Nikol of Revere, Brianna A. Poste of New Hampshire, Anthony E. Poste and Eric Royce, both of Vero Beach, Florida; the dear brother to Josephine Powers “Josie” of East Boston, Gino Petrivelli and his wife, Anna of Largo, Florida and Barbara Lena of Stoneham and the late Jennie Coleman, Francis “Frank” Petrivelli, Domenica Smith and Adeline “Addy” Petrivelli. He is also lovingly survived by two great-grandchildren, Alessia and Ryan and by nieces, nephews, grand-nieces and grand-nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Vertuccio & Smith, Home for Funerals, Revere. Interment was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the National Kidney Foundation, 209 West Central St., Natick, MA 01760.

For additional information, please visit  www.vertuccioandsmith.com.

Elena Marie Aresco

Of Everett, formerly of East Boston and Stoneham

Elena Marie Aresco of Everett, formerly of Stoneham and East Boston, passed away on Thursday, Oct 18.  She was 41 years old.

The cherished daughter of Ruth Giannasoli and Antonio Aresco and his wife, Kathleen, she was the loving mother of Giano A. Aresco, caring sister of Anthony Aresco Jr. and his wife, Jeanne, Andrew, Ruth and Andrea Aresco.  She is also survived by many loving aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Family and friends will honor Elena’s life by gathering in Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, 262 Beach St.

Revere at 9 a.m. today, Wednesday, Oct. 24, before leaving in procession to St. Anthony Church in Revere for a Funeral Mass to be celebrated in her honor at 10 a.m.  Interment will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery in Everett.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital by visiting www.stjude.org

For guestbook and directions please visit www.vazzafunerals.com.

Pasqualina Guarino

She loved making people laugh and smile

Pasqualina (Morello) Guarino of East Boston passed away surrounded by her loving family at the Don Orione Home on Thursday, Oct. 19 at the age of 85.

Pasqualina loved making people laugh and smile. She enjoyed spending time with her family and extended family. She will be missed and joyfully remembered by all.

Pasqualina was born in Italy on April 3,1933 to Oliso and Angela Maria Morella. She immigrated to East Boston where she met her husband, Guido Guarino. They married, settled in East Boston and had two children; Agostino “Steven” and the late Angela (Guarino) Faretra. She was the devoted grandmother of Janelle and Marissa Faretra and was pre-deceased by one brother and two sisters. She is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home, East Boston. Services concluded with Pasqualina being laid to rest beside her cherished daughter, Angela at Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden.

Elena Bruno

Devoted parishioner and volunteer at Our Lady of the Assumption Church

Elena M. Bruno, a life-long resident of Jeffries St., Jeffries Point, East Boston, passed away at home surrounded by her loving family on Monday, October 22.

Elena was born in Boston on July 13, 1924 to Giulio and Michelina DelBene. She moved into her home on Jeffries Street in the Jeffries Point section of East Boston as an infant. She met Paul Bruno at work and they were married on Jan. 7, 1951. They settled into Elena’s family home and raised their family there.

Elena was a devoted parishoner and volunteer at Our Lady of Assumption Church in East Boston. She was a member of the Woman’s Solidarity Club, a Past-President of the Assumption School PTA, a volunteer with their Girl Scout summer camp as well as many other youth programs.

Elena is survived by her five children: Stephanie Bruno of East Boston, Paul Bruno of Middleton, Thomas Bruno and his wife, Phyllis, Carol DiStefano and her husband, Chuck and Robert Bruno and his wife, Jody, all of East Boston. She was pre-deceased by her four siblings: Theresa Lombardi, Caroline Fontenot, Mary Bruno and Ralph DelBene. Elena was the cherished grandmother of Lori Bruno-Lee and her husband, Bryan, Kristin McComb and her husband, Matthew, Michael Bruno and his wife, Katlyn, Melanie Bruno, Nicholas DiStefano, Bianca DiStefano, Joseph DiStefano, Ariana DiStefano, Anthony Bruno, MaKenzie Bruno and Kristopher Bruno and the adored great-grandmother of Alessandra, Carissa, Giuliana and Benjamin. She is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.

Elena was a devoted parishoner and volunteer at Our Lady of Assumption Church in East Boston. She was a member of the Woman’s Solidarity Club, a Past-President of the Assumption School PTA, a volunteer with their Girl Scout summer camp as well as many other youth programs.

Family and friends will honor Elena’s life by gathering at the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home, 971 Saratoga St., East Boston on Friday, Oct. 26 from 4 to 8 p.m. and again on Saturday morning at 8:30 before leaving in funeral procession to Sacred Heart Church, Brooks St., East Boston for a 10 a.m. Funeral Mass in celebration of Elena’s life. Services will conclude with Elena being laid to rest with her beloved husband Paul at Woodlawn Cemetery in Everett.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to: Piers Park Sailing Center 95 Marginal St., East Boston, MA 02128