Obituaries 10-16-2019

Dorothy Wilkes

Of East Boston

Dorothy A. “Dottie” (Vespa) Wilkes of East Boston died peacefully on Oct. 12.

She was the beloved wife of Frederick C Wilkes, devoted mother of  Frederick “Ricky” and his late wife, Theresa of New York and Dennis, Mark and Jacqueline “Jackie” Wilkes, all of East Boston; dear sister of Gloria Vespa of Revere and the late Mary Shields and Joanne Stoico, cherished grandmother  of Ricky, Derek, Shawn, Amanda, Andrew and Nicole. She is also survived by six loving great grandchildren and by many nieces and nephews.

Family and friends will honor Dottie’s life by gathering today, Wednesday, Oct. 16, at the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home, 971 Saratoga St., (Orient Heights) East Boston from 4 to 8 p.m. and again on Thursday morning at 8:30 before leaving in procession to Sacred Heart Church in East Boston for a Funeral Mass in celebration of Dottie’s life at 10 a.m. Services will conclude with Dottie being laid to rest in Woodlawn Cemetery.

The Funeral home is handicapped accessible, children’s lounge available, ample off street parking with attendant.

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Joseph Pagliuca

Retired Pharmacist

Joseph Pagliuca of Revere, formerly of Boston’s North End, died on Oct. 10.

Joe graduated from St. Francis Seminary High School in Andover and MA College of Pharmacy. After graduation he worked many years as a pharmacist, the majority of it at Rexall in Dorchester.

Joe was a devoted parishioner of St Anthony’s church and after retirement he wintered in Florida and summered on the Cape.

The beloved husband of the late Annette (Cutrona), he was the devoted father of Peter Pagliuca and his wife, Patti, Stephen Pagliuca and his wife, Andrea and the late Joseph P. Pagliuca and cherished grandfather of Katlyn, Eric, Elizabeth, Peter and Stephen Anthony. He is also lovingly survived by his sister-in-law, Marie Sciarappa and family.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, Revere. Interment was in Woodlawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Pl, Memphis, TN 38105-9959. For guest book please visit

Mario DAmore, Jr.

Of Revere

Mario DAmore, Jr. of Revere passed away unexpectedly on Oct. 8 at the age of 39.

The cherished son of Mario DAmore, Sr. of Stoneham and Ursula Barone of Revere, he was the loving brother of Vittorio DAmore and his wife, Angela of Boston, Fiore Esposito and his wife, Karissa and Michael Esposito and his wife, Alexandra, all of Revere, Lisa Marie DAmore of Stoneham and Joseph Esposito of Revere; dear grandson of Raffaela Barone of Revere and the late Vittorio and Iolanda (Fiore) DAmore and adored uncle of Jaxson Esposito and Giovanna Grace DAmore. Mario is also survived by many loving  aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

Funeral arrangements were by the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home. Entombment was at Holy Cross Mausoleum.   At the family’s request and in lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made in Mario’s honor to the charity of one’s choice. For guest book please visit

Michael Capozzi

Loved Always and Will be Sadly Missed

Michael Capozzi of Swampscott passed away unexpectedly on Oct. 11 at the age of 37.

He was the beloved son of Robert Sr. and the late Marion (Doyle) Capozzi of Swampscott, dear brother of Christopher Capozzi of Swampscott and the late Robert “Robbie” Capozzi Jr., adored nephew of Joseph Doyle and his wife, Stephanie of Florida, John Doyle and his wife, Sandra of England, Andy Doyle and his wife, Phillis, Danny Doyle of Ireland and the late Eugene Capozzi, Edith Kelley and Gilda Hourihan. He is also survived by many loving cousins including, Carla Pasquale of Revere, Mark Capozzi of New Hampshire and Lisa Degrandis-Hanlon of Boston, Kathleen Mahoney of Gloucester, Herb Kelley of Newburyport, June Duarte of Huntington Beach CA and Kevin Hourihan of North Carolina.

Michael will be loved always and very sadly missed. He is now in the loving arms of his mother, brother, and grandparents.

A visitation will be held at the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home 128 Revere St, Revere on Friday, Oct. 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

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