Obituaries 05-29-2019

Maria Carnevale

Of East Boston

Maria ( DiSilvio ) Carnevale of East Boston passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family at her bedside on Friday, May 24. Maria was born on July 27,1934 in Roccasicura, Italy and was married in Italy to her beloved Antonio. Maria joined her husband in America in 1968 settling in Boston and they had two loving children. 

She was the beloved wife of the late Antonio Carnevale, loving daughter of the late Emilio and Giuseppina (Campanelli) DiSilvio, devoted mother of John and Antonietta Carnevale, both of East Boston, dear sister of the late Nicola and Mario DiSilvio and the cherished grandmother of Anthony Carnevale. She is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.

Family and friends will honor Maria’s life by gathering in the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home, 971 Saratoga St. (Orient Heights) East Boston on Thursday, May 30 from 4 to 8 p.m. and again on Friday morning at 8:30 before leaving in procession to the Most Holy Redeemer Church, Maverick Street, East Boston for a Funeral Mass in celebration of Maria’s life at 10 a.m. Services will conclude with Maria being laid to rest with her beloved husband, Antonio in Oak Grove Cemetery, Medford. May they rest in peace.

The funeral home is handicapped accessible, courtesy valet parking front entrance of funeral home as well as ample off street parking with attendants in our several off street parking lots. For more information, visit: www.ruggieromh.com

Richard Zirpolo

Of East Boston

Richard P. Zirpolo of East Boston passed away May 25 at the Massachusetts General Hospital.

He was the cherished son of Ren’ee Zirpolo and Timothy Deconinck, adored grandson of Richard Zirpolo and loving nephew of Reina Zirpolo, Samuel Faysal, Marion Zirpolo and cousin  Sydney Faysal. He is also survived by many other aunts, uncles and cousins. Family and friends will honor Richard’s life by gathering in Vazza’s “ Beechwood” Funeral Home, 262 Beach Street, Revere today, Wednesday, May 29, from 4 to 8 p.m.  with a Funeral Service beginning at 7:30 p.m.  For guest book and directions: www.vazzafunerals.com.

Giovanni Talluto

Of Saugus, formerly of East Boston

Giovanni Talluto of Saugus, formerly of East Boston, passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on Wednesday, May 22.

He was the loving son of the late Giuseppe and Fillipa (Flores) Talluto, beloved husband for 46 years of Teresa Maria (Salvitti) Talluto, devoted father of Giuseppe Talluto and his wife, Christina of Revere, John Talluto and wife, Letizia of Winthrop and Steven Talluto of Saugus; dear brother of Maria Bulla and her late husband, Phillipo of Revere, Rocky Talluto and his wife, Victoria of East Boston, Sarah Atanasov and her husband, Kiro of Saugus, Phil Talluto and his wife, Lucy of Saugus, and Sal Talluto and his wife, Melissa of East Boston; adored grandfather of Ilaria, Gianluca and Luciano Talluto. He is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.

Family and friends will honor Giovanni’s life by gathering at the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home, 971 Saratoga Street East Boston, today, Wednesday morning at 8:30 a.m. before leaving in procession to St. Joseph-St. Lazarus Church for a 10 a.m. Funeral Mass celebrating Giovanni’s life. Services will conclude with Giovanni being laid to rest at Woodlawn Cemetery in Everett.

Vincenza “Auntie Jennie” DeFeo

FDA retiree and Melrose Senior Center volunteer

Vincenza “Auntie Jennie” (Sciortino) DeFeo of Melrose, formerly of East Boston, passed away on Friday, May 24. She was 96 years old.

Vincenza was employed for many years at the Food aand Drug Administration in Boston and was also a volunteer tax preparer at the Milano Senior Center in Melrose.

She was the cherished daughter of the late Gaetano and Christina Sciortino, beloved wife of the late John DeFeo, loving mother of June DeFeo and caring sister of the late Joseph and Louis Sciortino.  She is also survived by three generations of loving nieces, nephews and cousins. 

Family and friends will honor Vincenza’s life by gathering in Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, 262 Beach Street, Revere on Thursday, May 30 from 4 to 8 p.m. and again at 8 a.m. Friday before leaving in procession to the Most Blessed Sacrament Church in Wakefield for a Funeral Mass to be celebrated in her honor at 10 a.m.  Interment will follow at St. Michael Cemetery in Roslindale.  For guestbook and directions please visit www.vazzafunerals.com.

Vazza Funeral Home

REVERE 1-800-252-1127.

Marianne DeModena

Her unrelenting courage was an inspiration

Marianne E. DeModena lost her courageous battle with metastatic cancer disease on Sunday, May 19 at the Kaplan Family Hospice House of Danvers. She was 39 years old.

Born in Stoneham, Marianne was a lifelong resident of East Boston and the Orient Heights Section of the city. A single parent, she raised and educated her boy and girl with joy and full success and perfection.

She was a proud graduate of Arlington Catholic High School of Arlington, Class of 1998 and later continued her studies at Boston University. Marianne was a Concierge for the Four Seasons Hotel in Boston for over 14 years and also maintained a position with the UFC Gym in Boston as a Certified Fitness Instructor. She had a passion for physical fitness and continued her classes and working out while in “Hospice Care” up to two weeks prior to her passing.

Her unrelenting courage was an inspiration to many. Her outstanding, serene and most attractive good looks were matched with her larger than life personality and gentleness with which she presented herself.

The adored mother of Christian A. DeGuglielmo and Olivia E. DeGuglielmo of Orient Heights East Boston, she was the cherished daughter of Gerard L. and Dawn E. (King) DeModena of Orient Heights East Boston; beloved partner to John R. McKinnon of Orient Heights East Boston and dear sister of G. Christopher DeModena and his wife, Nichole E. of Mont Vernon, NH. She is also lovingly survived by her paternal grandmother Anna DeModena of East Boston and the late Leonard O. DeModena and the granddaughter of the late Elmer A. King and Helen E. (Smith) King. Many aunts, uncles and cousins also proudly survive her.      

Funeral arrangements were by the Vertuccio & Smith, Home for Funerals, Revere. Interment was at Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett.

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to MSPCA – Angell, Office of Development, 350 S. Huntington Ave., Boston, MA 02130-9923.        For more information, please visit www.vertuccioandsmith.com.

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