Avid Boston Braves fan and retired
Mass. State employee
Ralph Capobianco of Winthrop, formerly of East Boston, passed away surrounded by his loving family on Nov. 5 at the age of 101.
Ralph was a US Coast Guard veteran of World War II, an employee of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and an avid Boston Braves fan.
Ralph was born in Boston on Dec. 4, 1916 to Antonio and Angelina (DeAngelis) Capobianco. He was the beloved husband of the late Raffaela (Giarla) Capobianco; devoted father of Anthony Capobianco of Winthrop, Angeline Cortes and Margaret Capobianco, both of Newton and James Capobianco and Gino Capobianco, both of Winthrop. He was predeceased by seven siblings and was the cherished grandfather of Anthony Capobianco, Andrew Capobianco, Ricardo Cortes, Cristina Cortes, Gabriel Sholder, Rafael Sholder and Tino Capobianco, adored great-grandfather of Antonia and Rocco and is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.
Family and friends will honor Ralph’s life by gathering at the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home 971 Saratoga St., East Boston on Friday, Nov. 9 at 9 a.m. A Funeral Service in celebration of Ralph’s life will take place on Friday at 11 a.m. in the Serenity Chapel of the Memorial Home followed by a funeral procession to Woodlawn Cemetery where Ralph will be laid to rest beside his beloved Raffaela. For more information or to send an online condolence please visit ruggieromh.com
Of Winchester, formerly of East Boston
Lydia Parziale of Winchester, formerly of East Boston, passed away surrounded by her loving family on Nov. 2 at the Kaplan Family Hospice House at the age of 78. Lydia was born in New Brunswick, Canada to Stanley and Freda (Wallace) Boyd on Nov. 22, 1939. She came to Boston in her early 20’s for college and met the love of her life, John V. Parziale. They married in 1967 and settled on Eagle Hill in East Boston where they raised their family.
Lydia was the devoted mother of John Parziale and his wife, Concetta of Saugus and Doreen McCarthy and her husband, Sean of Winchester. She was the dear sister of Mary Prosser of Ottawa, Canada and the late Donna Brown, adored “Nonny” of Jeffrey and Maria Parziale and Brooke, Ryan and Christopher McCarthy. She is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.
Funeral arrangements were by the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home, East Boston. Mrs. Parziale was laid to rest beside her beloved husband, John in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. For more information or to send an online condolence, please visit ruggieromh.com
Devoted wife, mother, and grandmother
Nina (Marchinko) Sardo of Boxford, formerly of Revere, passed peacefully on Nov. 5 after a long illness.
She was 85 years old.
She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and a friend to all. Her family was her No. One priority, she loved hosting family parties and will forever be known for the best Fourth of July celebrations at her home on Haith Street in Revere, where she lived for more than 60 years.
Nina enjoyed travelling with her husband, the love of her life, to many countries. Music was another of her passions. It was common to see Nina cooking Sunday meals and listening to her favorite Polka station on the radio. Nina was very proud of her Ukranian heritage. She will be forever in our hearts.
Born and raised in Malden to the late Nicholas Marchinko and Anna (Boruchoff), she was the beloved wife of 61 years to the late Anthony (Chubby) Sardo (Founder of Mama Rosie’s Ravioli Company which is still owned and operated by the Sardo family); devoted mother of Nick Sardo and his wife, Kim of Gloucester, Roseann Errico and her husband, Robert of Boxford, Nina Edo and her husband, Sam of Boxford and the late Charles Sardo; cherished grandmother of Anthony and his wife, Caitlin, Nikola, Chris, Allie, Bella, and Leo and dear sister of the late Walter Marchinko, Mary Kushlin, and Arthur Marchinko. She was the adoring sister in law to RoRo and her husband, Joseph Cattoggio and Vincent Tagliamonte and is also survived by many loving nieces, nephews, and cousins.
A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Mary of the Assumption Church in Revere on Friday, Nov. 9 at 12 noon. Relatives and friends are kindly invited to greet the family at 11:30 a.m. at St. Mary’s Church. Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Care Dimensions, 75 Sylvan St., Suite B-102, Danvers, MA 01923 or to the Alzheimer’s Association, 480 Pleasant St, Watertown, MA 02472. For guest book, please visit www.Buonfiglio.com.
Aerospace Specialist on the Apollo and Columbia Space Projects
Charles S. DiGiacomo of East Boston passed away on Oct. 29 at the age of 92.
He was a US Army veteran of World War II and the Korean Conflict, retiring as a sergeant. He was an Army Reservist for over 40 years and a Green Beret Paratrooper with the 17th Infantry out of Fort Devens. Charles worked as a machinist with MIT and Draper Labs. He was an aerospace specialist and worked on the Apollo and Columbia Space Projects.
Charles was born in Boston on Aug. 30, 1926 to Dr. Charles and Margaret DiGiacomo. He was the beloved husband of the late Florence (Salerno) DiGiacomo; devoted father of Michelle Sullivan of Rochester, NH, Charles DiGiacomo of Winthrop, John DiGiacomo of East Boston and the late Paula Cincotti; dear brother of Elaine DiGiacomo-Scott of South Carolina; cherished grandfather of nine and adored great-grandfather of one great-granddaughter.
Family and friends will honor Charles’ life by gathering at the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home, 971 Saratoga St., East Boston on Sunday, Nov. 18 at 12 noon. Full Military Honors will be presented at the Memorial Home at 1:30 p.m. to honor Charles’ service to our nation. For more information or to send an online condolence, please visit ruggieromh.com
Mary Elizabeth Lanagan
St. Joseph-St. Lazarus Parish devotee and member of Winthrop and Beachmont Seniors
Mary Elizabeth Lanagan, a life-long resident of East Boston, passed away on Sunday Nov. 4 at the age of 86.
Mary was a devoted member of St. Joseph – St. Lazarus Parish and a member of the Winthrop and Beachmont Seniors group.
Mary was born in Boston on May 5, 1932 to Henry J. Lanagan Sr. and Elizabeth (Ryan). She was the dear sister of the late Catherine Laskey and Henry J. Lanagan Jr., cherished aunt of Henry J. Lanagan III, Robert Laskey and Ronan Laskey and the late Andrew and Lawrence Laskey.
Family and friends will honor Mary’s life by gathering at the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home, 971 Saratoga St., East Boston on Thursday, Nov. 8, at 8:30 a.m. before leaving in procession to St. Joseph – St. Lazarus Church, 59 Ashley St., East Boston for a 10 a.m. Funeral Mass in celebration of Mary’s life. For more information or to send an online condolence, please visit ruggieromh.com