Obituaries 01-16-2019

Joseph ‘Big Joe’ Albanese

Of Plymouth, formerly of East Boston

Joseph “Big Joe” Albanese in Plymouth, formerly of East Boston, died on Jan. 11. 

The beloved father of Joanne Maddux of Rotonda West, FL, Joseph Albanese (Joey/Little Joe) of Plymouth,

Thomas “Tommy” Albanese of St. Petersburg, FL and the late Barbara Cunningham, he was the husband to Rita and Frances, cherished grandfather to Tricia La Broad and Daryl Cunningham, and loving great grandfather to Angelina, Nicholas, James and Michael. He was the son of the late Dominic and Madeline (Corsi) Albanese and brother of the late Phyllis “Minnie” Saviano, Ann Gallo, Francis, Phil, Tom “Pee Wee” and Ray Albanese.  He is also survived by many nieces and nephews, who he loved and who loved him.

Family and friends will honor Joseph’s life by gathering in Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, 262 Beach St. Revere today, Wednesday, at 10 a.m. before leaving in procession to St. Anthony’s Church in Revere for a Funeral Mass to be celebrated in his honor at 11 a.m. Interment will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery in Everett. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Joseph’s name to prostate cancer research and organizations such as ZERO – The End of Prostate Cancer” 515 King St. Suite 420 Alexandria, VA 22314. For guest book and directions:

Concetta Cammarano

A truly giving person

Concetta “Connie DiBella” Cammarano of Revere, formerly of East Boston, passed away peacefully on Jan. 10. She was 84 years old.

Connie was born in Santa Caterina, Villarmosa, Sicily. She came to America in 1947, settled in East Boston, attended Boston public schools and worked as a seamstress at Picarello’s.

In 1956, Connie met her “Airforce Sweetheart,” Alberto Cammarano. She and Albert married in 1958 and began traveling the U.S., living in places such as Washington, D.C., Florida, and Ohio. 

Alberto and Connie were married over 60 years. Together, they raised four beautiful children.

Connie spent a lot of her time volunteering with many organizations such as a den mother with the boy scouts when her kids were young. She also enjoyed a number of crafts like making ceramics, painting and knitting and was always helping others. 

In 1972, Connie and Alberto returned home to Boston. She continued to work as a seamstress, finally retiring from Forcaster in 1999.

She was a member of the International Ladies Garment Workers Union, American Legion Auxiliary, the Women’s Club at St. Mary’s of the Assumption in Revere as well as The Revere League for Special Needs. Connie was truly a giving person. She loved and welcomed all into her life. She loved with all her heart. Every year, Connie would coordinate the annual Recognition of Madonna Della Grazie of Santa Caterina in East  Boston.  

The beloved daughter of the late Calogero and Salvatrice Mattaliano DiBella, she is survived by the love of her life, her husband Albert Cammarano. She was the adoring mother to Theresa Wilmot of North Carolina, C. Vincenzo Cammarano and his wife, Gina of Salem, NH, Sadie Smith and her husband, Jerry Smith and Mary DiBella Hanson and her husband, Warren; dear sister to Rosario DiBella and his wife, Janet of New Hampshire, cherished grandmother to Cynthia Williams and her husband, Patrick, Cassandra and Alex Christensen, Matthew Cammarano, Amber and Noelle Smith, Karen Vanessa DiBella and Ashley Marie DiBella and the devoted great grandmother to Isabella, Alyssa, Janessa and Adrian and newly arriving in April, Michael. She is also lovingly survived by Aunt Grace Gangi and many first cousins, second cousins, nieces, nephews and many god children. She will be missed by her many, many friends and family. 

Funeral arrangements were by The Paul Buonfiglio & Sons ~ Bruno Funeral Home, Revere.  Interment was at Woodlawn Cemetery. For guest book please visit 

Alwyn Kalligheri, Jr.

Of Revere

Alwyn Kalligheri Jr. of Revere died on Jan. 13 at the age of 45.

He was the beloved son of Alwyn Kalligheri Sr. of Revere and Camille Kalligheri (Buttiglieri) of Salem, devoted father of Pheobe Kalligheri, dear brother of Andrea Kalligheri and her husband, Michael DeMarco of Salem and adoring uncle of Mila DeMarco.  He is also survived by many loving aunts, uncles, and cousins.

A visitation will be held at the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, 128 Revere St., Revere, on Friday, Jan. 18, from 4 to  7 p.m. followed by a Prayer Service at 7 p.m.  Relatives and friends are kindly invited.  For guest book, please visit

Wallace “Wally” Corbett, Jr.

Of Saugus, formerly of East Boston

Wallace A. “Wally” Corbett, Jr. of Saugus, formerly of East Boston died peacefully surrounded by his loving family on Jan. 11

He was the husband of Corrine (DeStefano ) Corbett, devoted father of Tammie Ambrosino and her husband, Frank of Saugus, Tracie Donovan and her husband, Brian of So. Boston and Jodi Spolsino of Revere; dear brother of David Corbett of Wareham, Michael Silva and his wife, Diane of New Bedford, Flo of Florida and Sue of New Bedford  and cherished grandfather of Shane, Destiny, Michael, Kaylee, Keah and Shealynn   and is also survived by 10 loving great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

Family and friends will honor “Wally’s” life by gathering at the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home, 971 Saratoga St. (Orient Heights) East Boston on Thursday, Jan. 17 from 4 to 6 p.m. for a memorial visitation to share stories and memories of a good man’s life.  The funeral home is handicapped accessible, courtesy valet parking with ample off street parking with attendants. For more information, please visit: www. 

Ernest Caporale

Of Maine, formerly of East Boston 

Ernest J. “Ernie” Caporale of Boothbay Harbor, Maine, formerly of Stoneham and East Boston, passed away peacefully in his wife’s arms on Jan. 7.

The beloved husband of Mary (Doherty) Caporale, he was the dear brother of the late Thomas and his surviving, wife Maryanne and Nicolette Tavilla and is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.

Family and friends will honor Ernie’s life by gathering at the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home, 971 Saratoga St. (Orient Heights) East Boston today, Wednesday morning at 9;30 before leaving in procession to Sacred Heart Church, Brooks St., East Boston for a Funeral Mass in celebration of Ernie’s life at 11 a.m. Services will conclude with Ernie being laid to rest in Woodlawn Cemetery.

In honoring Ernie and in lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St, Jude’s Childrens Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Pl., Memphis TN 38105. For more information, please visit – 

Cindy Rios

Worked at High Point Treatment Center

Cindy A. Rios of East Boston, formerly of Brockton, died unexpectedly on Jan. 8.

She was the devoted mother of Christine Curtis and her husband, Tom of East Boston and Marc Doyle of Florida, dear sister of Richard, Randy and Dean Rios and cherished grandmother of Frankie and Jack Curtis. She is also lovingly survived by her canine companion LuLu. Cindy worked for High Point Treatment Center and because of the love and devotion to that facility and the people they help, her family requests that in lieu of flowers, memorial donations be made to High Point, 30 Meadowbrook Rd, Brockton, MA 02301 

Elaine D’Amico

Family meant everything to her

Elaine (Famolare) D’Amico of Peabody, formerly of East Boston, passed away on Wednesday,  Jan. 9 at the age of 74. 

Elaine adored her whole family, her family meant everything to her.   She also loved the Red Sox, was an avid shopper and loved QVC.  She recently went on a vacation to Disneyworld and QVC which she talked about all the time.  She was loved by all and will be sorely missed.

She was the beloved wife of the late Alphonse D’Amico, loving mother of Rhona Kysilovsky and her husband, Bob of Revere and Kerry DiCiacco and her husband, Andrew of Peabody; adored daughter of the late Charles and  Margaret Famolare; dear sister of Charles “Skip” Famolare and his wife, Cindy of Florida, the late Richard Famolare and his surviving wife, Carla of Saugus and cherished grandmother of Taja Kysilovsky and her significant other, Vincenzo Mazzaferro , Robert Kysilovsky and his significant other, Yeraldine Montoya  and Mason Kysilovsky and his wife, Brittany.  She is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews. 

A prayer service was held at the Holy Cross Mausoleum on Saturday, Jan. 12. Entombment was at Holy Cross Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Brigham and Women’s Hospital Attn: Oncology  Dept., 75 Francis Street, Boston and The Kaplan Family Hospice House (Care Dimensions) 78 Liberty St. Danvers Ma. 01923  For guest book please visit

Stephen Tremonte

30-year N.E. Produce Center employee

Stephen D. Tremonte of Revere, formerly of East Boston, died on Jan. 10 after a valiant struggle with pancreatic cancer. He was 68 years old.

Stephen, who enjoyed a 30-year career in the N.E. Produce Center, was the beloved husband for 47 years of Janice “Jaye” (Orlandino) Tremonte and the cherished father of Stacie Allen and her husband, David B. Allen of Wellesley and Stephanie A. Beneski and her husband,  Dr. John Beneski of Revere; dear brother of Cyndee Phoenix of Providence, R.I. and the late

Harold J. Tremonte, Jr. and adored grandfather to Jessica M., Jacqueline M., and Jordan M. Beneski, all of Revere and Kyle S., Brendan D. and Kallie T. Allen, all of Wellesley. He is also lovingly survived by his two godchildren Arthur Orlandino of Revere and Erica O’Neill of Stow and by several nieces and nephews.

Family and friends are respectfully invited to attend the funeral today, Wednesday, Jan 16 at 9:30 a.m. from the Vertuccio & Smith, Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Rte. 107) Revere followed by a Funeral Mass in Immaculate Conception Church (Corner of Beach St. & Winthrop Ave.) Revere at 10:30 a.m. and immediately followed by interment in Puritan Lawn Memorial Park, West Peabody.

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to St. Jude Children’s’ Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Pl., Memphis, TN 38105-9959. 

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