Obituaries 02-06-2019

Carol Emmett

Member of the East Boston Golden Age Club

Carol E. (Clarke) Emmett of East Boston died on Feb. 1. 

Carol was a member of the Golden Age Club at the East Boston Social Center.

The beloved wife of more than 62 years of Francis Emmett, she was the mother of Robert Emmett of Chelsea, Francis Emmett Jr. of Florida and the late Lynne Emmett-Mosley. She is also survived by two grandchildren; Olivia Emmett and Francis Emmett III, both of Marion, MA and the sister of the late Robert A. Clarke.

Visiting hours will be Saturday, Feb. 9 from 2 to 5 p.m. at the Magrath Funeral Home, East Boston with a Prayer Service at 4 p.m.  Relatives and friends are invited. Interment will be private.  Indoor parking and entrance to funeral home available from 340 Bremen

Jennie B. Hartwell

Member of Greatest Generation and a World War II “Rosie the Riveter”

Jennie B. (nee Giovanina Maragioglio) Hartwell of Revere died on Feb. 5 at the age of 96.

She was the beloved wife of the late Paul K. Hartwell, devoted mother of Paul S. Hartwell (caregiver for many years to his mother) and his wife, Dorothy of Danvers, and William Hartwell and his fiancé, Dorothy Russo of Florida; cherished grandmother of Scot Hartwell, and Dylana Genzale and her husband, Thomas; adoring great-grandmother of Dylan Hartwell, Kelsey Hartwell, Thomas Genzale Jr., and Breanna Genzale and dear sister of the late Frank Maragioglio, John Maragioglio, Josephine Kurey, Nina Margioglio, and Stephen Maragioglio.  She is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews.

Jennie has enjoyed a fulfilling and wonderful life.  Her husband Paul was the light of her life before and during their marriage of 66+ years.  She thoroughly enjoyed spending family time with her grandchildren and her great-grandchildren.

While her husband was serving in the U.S. Navy in World War II, she was basically “Rosy the Riveter,” working on the assembly line at General Electric Company in Lynn.  She later became a Supervisor of many years at a local electronics manufacturing firm.

She and her husband instilled strong work ethic and family values in their family.

Jennie was always in control of any situation and had the maxim ‘my way’ for her life. In fact, her favorite song was “My Way” by Frank Sinatra. During her later years, she and her son, Paul would visit DeMaino’s Restaurant in Revere every Sunday for lunch.  She made many new friends there, especially her waitress of 7+ years, Adele.

Jennie leaves many adoring and admiring family and friends who have been affected and loved by her.

Her Funeral will be held from the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, 128 Revere St., Revere on Saturday, Feb. 9 at 10:30 a.m. followed by a Prayer Service at 11 a.m. in the Funeral Home.  Relatives and friends are kindly invited.  A visitation will be held on Friday, Feb. 8 from 4 to 8 p.m.  Interment will be at Holy Cross Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in memory of Jennie to Prospect House Activities Program, 420 Reservoir Ave, Revere, MA 02151 or to Winthrop PACE Program, 26 Sturgis St., Winthrop, MA 02152.  For guest book, please visit

Roberta LePage

Of Revere, formerly of East Boston

Roberta P. (Molloy) LePage of Revere, formerly of East Boston, passed away at Massachusetts General Hospital peacefully on Feb. 1 surrounded by her loving family after a long-time courageous battle with Fabry Disease at the age of 54.

Roberta was born in Revere on July 3, 1964 to Mark and Marie (DeLuca) Molloy. She was the beloved wife of David LePage, devoted mother of David William LePage and his loving companion, Danielle Mullett and Candace Rae LePage, all of Revere; dear sister of Gina DiRocco and her husband, Larry of Revere, Jason Romano and his wife, Julie of Newbury, Jessica Berry and her husband, Marc of Florida and the late Mark “E” Molloy and the adored grandmother of David William LePage Jr.

She is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.

Family and friends will honor Roberta’s life by gathering at the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home, 971 Saratoga St., East Boston, on Thursday, Feb. 7 from 4 to 8 p.m.  and again on Friday morning at 8:30 a.m. before leaving in procession to St. Joseph – St. Lazarus Church, Ashley St., East Boston for a 10 a.m. Funeral Mass in celebration of Roberta’s life. Services will conclude with committal prayers at Woodlawn Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the National Fabry Disease Foundation 4301 Connecticut Ave. NW, Suite 404, Washington, DC 20008. For more information, please visit

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