Obituaries 02-05-2020

Anthony Galbiati
Former proprietor of Antonio Galbiati PA and long active in the East Boston Community
Anthony “Tony” Galbiati of Winthrop, formerly of East Boston, passed away peacefully on Jan. 28.
Tony was a longtime member of the East Boston Kiwanis, serving as treasurer. He was also a member of East Boston Community Development Corp. and a past member of the Boston School Community. Tony was the former proprietor of Antonio Galbiati PA.
The beloved husband of Maria (Rollero) Galbiati for over 55 years, he was the devoted father of Giovanna Galbiati and Paul Calder of Saugus, Enrica Lipinski and her late husband, Brian of Newmarket, NH, Marina Pasquale and her husband, Maurizio of Everett and Giovanni Galbiati and his wife, Michelle of Peabody; dear brother of Francesca and her husband, Pino and Giulio and his wife, Antonella of Italy and loving grandfather of Roman, Gianluca, Sabrina, Sophia and Gabriella.
Family and friends will honor Tony’s life by gathering at the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home, 971 Saratoga S., East Boston today, Wednesday at 8:30 a.m. before leaving in procession to St. John the Evangelist Church in Winthrop for a Funeral Mass celebrating Tony’s life at 10 a.m. Services will conclude at the chapel in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105. For more information, visit

Dennis Michael Wayman
Of East Boston
Dennis Michael Wayman of East Boston died unexpectedly on Jan. 27.
The beloved son of Elaine M. (Guerra) of East Boston and the late Richard G. Wayman, he was the brother of Thomas Wayman and his wife, Tina of Florida, nephew of Rosalie Cavalieri, Thomas Guerra, Maryellen and Bill Silva, William Barbarick and Gail and Mike Geras and cousin of Linda Cavalieri.
Funeral arrangements were by the Magrath Funeral Home, East Boston. Interment was at Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden.  For additional information, visit:

Charles Salvaggio
NECCO retiree
Charles “Chuck” Salvaggio died in East Boston on Jan 26.
Chuck was a kind, generous man who was extremely interested in history and politics.  He was also an enthusiastic fan of all the Boston sports teams with a special love for the Red Sox. He retired from the New England Confectioners Company (NECCO) after 20 years of service.
The beloved husband of the late Sue (Manfredonia) Salvaggio, he was the loving father of Joanne Murphy of Melrose and the late Maria Ferrario, best “Papa” to Kristen and David Murphy and brother of the late Rose Perullo, Philip, Joseph, James, Angelo, and Salvatore Salvaggio.  He is also survived by three generations of loving nieces and nephews.
Chuck’s Funeral Services were held in the Magrath Funeral Home, 336 Chelsea St. [at Day Sq] East Boston on Jan. 30, and interment followed in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden.

Catherine Kenney
Of East Boston
Catherine (Lazzarino) Kenney of East Boston passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family on Feb. 1 at the age of 86. 
The beloved wife of the late William Kenney, she was the devoted mother of William Kenney of East Boston, Robert Kenney and his wife, Kim of Revere and the late Annmarie Kenney Orlandino and Elaine Kenney; dear sister of the late Anna Testa, James Lazzarino and Peter Lazzarino; loving grandmother of Christine Kenney Burnham, Jennifer Kenney, Robert Kenney Jr., Kimberly Kenney and the late Cheryl Kenney and cherished great grandmother of Matthew Burnham, Cody, Jacob and Brady Goodwin, Robert Kenney III and Kimberly Kenney and is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews. 
Family and friends will honor Catherine’s life by gathering at the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home, 971 Saratoga St. East Boston on Friday, Feb. 7, from noon to 1:30 p.m. A funeral service will be celebrated in the Serenity Chapel of the Memorial Home at 1:15 p.m. Services will conclude with Catherine being laid to rest in Winthrop Cemetery, Winthrop. 

Joseph John Boyan
Past East Boston Pop Warner and Longtime Little League Coach
Joseph John Boyan of Reading, formerly of East Boston, passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on Jan. 29. 
Joseph was a past coach of East Boston Pop Warner and a longtime coach of East Boston Little League. He was also a coach of Pop Warner football and Senior League Baseball in Reading. 
A U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War, he he worked for the Reading Municipal Light Company as a lineman for 32 years. Joseph was also a member of the 714 club and a past player for the OHBA football team leading them to a city championship.
He was the beloved husband for over 53 years of Joyce M. (Ricci) Boyan, devoted father of Joseph Lynde Boyan II and his wife, Jennifer of Groveland; cherished grandfather of Joseph John Boyan II of Groveland and dear brother in law of Joseph Guarnaccia of East Boston. He is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.  
Family and friends will honor Joseph’s life by gathering at the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home, 971 Saratoga Street, East Boston today, Wednesday, Feb. 5 from 4 to 8 p.m. and again Thursday at 8:30 a.m. before leaving in procession to St. Joseph- St.Lazarus Church, East Boston, for a 10 a.m. Funeral Mass celebrating Joseph’s life. Services will conclude in the chapel of Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett.  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105.   For more information or to send an online condolence please visit

Jacqueline DiCenzo
Church organist and former co-owner of GED Sales
Jacqueline A. (Brogna) DiCenzo of East Boston passed away peacefully on Feb.1.
Born and raised in East Boston, she graduated from Girls High School in Boston. She and her late husband, George, were the owners and operators of GED Sales, a pump and sprinkler business, for many years before retiring. She was also an organist at Our Lady of the Assumption Church in East Boston for many years.
She was the beloved wife of the late George E., mother of the late Jacqueline DiCenzo-Corliss; sister of Alexander J. Brogna and his wife, Geraldine of Milton and the late Carmela Mattei, Alana Ingram and Ethel Lombardi; aunt of Helen Brogna of Canton and Rupert Bowen of New Hampshire. Visiting hours at the Dockray & Thomas Funeral Home, 455 Washington St., Canton will be Thursday from 4 to 7 p.m. Funeral Mass at St. Gerard Majella Church, Canton on Friday at 10 a.m. Burial will be in St. Michael’s Cemetery, Boston. Donations may be made in her memory to Amedisys Foundation (to financially assist hospice patients) 3854 American Way, Suite A, Baton Rouge, LA 70816. For complete obituary and guestbook see

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