Obituaries 01-23-2019

Kevin Donovan

Of Winthrop

Kevin J. Donovan of Winthrop passed away on Sunday, Jan. 20.

He was the loving son of Helen (Butori) Ferriman, devoted companion of the late Lori Caldarelli (Farro); cherished father of Susan Sullivan and Kevin of Holbrook, James Farro of Derry, NH, Anthony Farro of Winthrop, Laurena Farro and Oscar Pimental of Chelsea and Shannon Donovan and Shawn Kelley of East Boston; loving brother of Gil Brewer, Timothy Donovan, Terrence “Cookie” Donovan, Carolyn Richard, Kelly DeBonis, William Ferriman, and the late Virginia Viscay and Albert Donovan Jr. and adored grandfather of Jessica, Alexa, Isabella, Joshua, Madison, and Andrew.

Family and friends will honor Kevin’s life by gathering in the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home, 971 Saratoga Street, East Boston, on Thursday, Jan. 24 from 4 to 8 p.m. and again on Friday morning at 10 a.m. for a funeral service in the Serenity Chapel of the funeral home before heading in procession to Woodlawn Cemetery Chapel, Everett. for committal prayers.

Nicholas Mastromarino

Former resident of Malden

Nicholas A. Mastromarino, formerly of Malden, passed away unexpectedly on Jan. 19.

He was the beloved father of Nicholas Alessandro of Chelsea, adoring son of Marline Porix and her husband, Hector of Revere and the late John D. Mastromarino of East Boston, dear brother of Monique Nestor and her husband, Raymond Jr. of Saugus and John Mastromarino and his wife, Judy of Malden; cherished grandson of the late David and Arline Carrozza, loving boyfriend of Brenda Lee Dean and her son, Patrick and caring nephew of Donna and Jim Rego of Florida, Debbie and Manny Fernandes of East Boston, and Eleanor and Timmy Partee of Peabody. He also leaves behind Renee Synnott Booth, the mother of his son as well as other dear aunts, uncles, cousins and close friends.  

A visitation will be held at the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons ~ Bruno Funeral Home 128 Revere St, Revere on Friday, Jan. 24 from 4 to 8 p.m. Relatives and friends are kindly invited. Funeral Mass will be held at Calvary Christian Church 47 Grove St, Lynnfield (Everyone to meet directly at church) on Saturday at 10 a.m.  For guest book please visit

Rose Ann Bruno

Lifelong East Boston resident

Rose Ann Bruno of East Boston passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family on Jan. 21 at the age of 82.

Rose was born in Boston on March 16,1936 to Dominic and Lena (Drago) DiMarzo. She lived in East Boston all her life.

She was the beloved mother of Louise A. Capone and her husband, Charles, Doreen Bruno, Jacqueline Ballantine and Debra Rowe and her husband, Freddy, all of East Boston; the dear sister of Joseph DiMarzo, Frank DiMarzo, Marie Pepe and Marion Puleio and cherished grandmother of nine grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

She is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.

Family and friends will honor Rose’s life by gathering at the Ruggiero Family Memorial 971 Saratoga St., East Boston on Sunday Jan. 27 from 2 to 6 p.m. and again on Monday morning 8:30 before leaving in procession to St. Joseph -St. Lazarus Church Ashley St., East Boston for a 10 a.m. Funeral Mass in celebration of Rose’s life. Services will conclude with Rose being laid to rest with her parents at Woodlawn Cemetery in Everett. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association. For more information, visit

Joseph Oliveri

Longtime member of Revere Moose and Italian-American Civic League

Joseph L. Oliveri, a long-time resident of East Boston, passed away peacefully on Jan. 18 at the age of 92 at Kaplan Family Hospice House surrounded by his loving family.

Joe was born on Dec. 1, 1926 in Revere to Carl and Josephine (Piazza) Oliveri. He met the love of his life, Katherine “Kay” Pignato in East Boston and they married and raised their family on Princeton Street. Joe fondly would tell stories of living on Princeton Street and working with his brother-in-law, Pat on various political campaigns, at one point having to drive then-candidate George HW Bush to Caruso’s Diplomat to a function.

He was a US Army veteran serving in the Korean Conflict. He was a long-time member of the Revere Moose and the Italian American Civic League.

Joe was the devoted father of Carl Oliveri and his wife, Rose of East Boston and the late Joseph Oliveri; dear brother of the late Josephine Cardoza, cherished grandfather of Carl Oliveri Jr. and his wife, Jessica of Chelsea, Laura Groves and her husband, Kenneth of Melrose and Daniel Oliveri of Saugus and adored great-grandfather of Kayla and Ava. He is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home 971 Saratoga St. East Boston. Joe was laid to rest with full military honors beside his beloved Katherine at Holy Cross Cemetery in Malden.

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