Active in Many Senior Citizens Organizations
Antoinette Melchionno, 97, of Revere and formerly of Chelsea, died on Easter Sunday, April 12, 2020.
Born and raised in Chelsea, Antoinette moved to Revere as a young woman where she made her home ever since. She was active in many senior citizen’s organizations. In her free time, she loved spending time with family and friends. She will be sorely missed.
The beloved wife of the late Angelo Melchionno, she was the devoted mother of Barbara Eydenberg of Revere, cherished grandmother of Robert Eydenberg of Revere, dear sister of the late Michael Colella, Carmella Ferrante, Adeline “Lily” Massa, Edith Colella, Amerigo Colella, Olga Colella, Jennie Gregory, Patsy Colella and Rita Keating. She is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.
In accordance with the CDC’s Current restrictions on gatherings due to Covid-19 all services will be held privately. The family is planning a celebration of Antoinette’s life for a later date to be announced. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to St Jude Children’s hospital 501 St. Jude Place Memphis, TN 38105 USA . Interment Woodlawn Cemetery. For guestbook please visit www.Buonfiglio.com.
Veteran of both the US Army and US Navy
Fred L. Shindledecker of East Boston, formerly the North End, passed away peacefully, on April 9.
Fred was an Army and Navy veteran, serving several years in each branch.
He was the beloved husband of the late Edith (Sforza) Shindledecker, devoted father of Libby Patti-Comeiro of Florida and Frank Shindledecker and his wife, Kathy of East Boston, cherished grandfather of Tanya Parkes and her fiancé, Jimmy Delegro and adored great-grandfather of Samantha, Nicholas and Frankie Parkes. He is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.
Fred was laid to rest with his beloved wife in Saint Michael’s Cemetery with military honors. May they rest in peace.
Due to COVID-19, all services were held for the immediate family privately. If you have any questions or would like to express your condolences, please contact the funeral home during normal business hours 617-569-0990 or leave a message for the family on the tribute wall www.ruggieromh.com.
US Navy veteran of World War II
Ernest Serino of Winthrop, formerly of East Boston, died on April 9, 2020.
A US Navy veteran of World War II, he was the beloved husband of the late Kathleen L. (Burrows), father of Kathleen Milward and her husband, Wayne, grandfather of Kayla and Eric Wright, brother of Anthony Serino and his wife, Marie and six deceased siblings. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews and his dear friend, Rita D’Amato.
Donations in Ernie’s memory to either the NortheastAnimalShelter.org or DoctorsWithoutBorders.org would be appreciated.
Interment will be in Massachusetts National Cemetery, Bourne. At his request all services are private. Please send condolences to the family on our Tribute Page: MagrathFuneralHome.com
Retired Co-Owner of Ad-Com Express
Garry H. Rice passed away Wednesday afternoon, April 8 at the Melrose Wakefield Hospital. He was 73 years old.
Born in Syracuse, NY, the son of the late Roy and Virginia (Schilling) Rice, he attended grade school in Indianapolis, Indiana but graduated from Lynnfield High School. He enlisted into the US Navy on September 1, 1965 during the Vietnam War. Garry was honorably discharged on July 3, 1968.
He graduated from Indiana University, received a Bachelor of Science Degree and eventually settled in Chelsea where he worked and raised his family.
Garry worked as a Chelsea Auxiliary Police Officer for a number of years before becoming partners in a freight forwarding company. He was a co-owner and business partner of Ad Com Express for 22 years until his retirement five years ago.
Garry and his wife, the late Susan J. (Rollins) Rice, resided in Revere for many years. As a result of declining health issues, Garry has been residing in Melrose for the last two years.
Garry was active in the City of Chelsea and had an active role in Chelsea Little League from 1984 – 1987. He was a late member of the N.R.A. and the Gun Owners Action League. He was also a late member of the Mystic Valley Gun Club in Malden and a former instructor at the Old Colony Firearms School in Pembroke.
Garry was the husband of the late Susan J. (Rollins) Rice, devoted father of Michelle Gregory and her husband, Vincent of Revere and Colby H. Rice and his wife, Stephanie of Methuen; brother of the late Gregory Rice and is also lovingly survived by two granddaughters, Amanda and Brianna Gregory of Revere.
Due to the current COVID-19 regulations, Garry’s Memorial Service and Celebration of Life will be conducted at a later date. Funeral arrangements entrusted to the Carafa Family Funeral Home in Chelsea.
Marie Rose Herman
Of Revere, formerly of East Boston
Marie Rose (Amato) Herman of Revere, formerly of East Boston, passed away on Easter Sunday, April 12.
The beloved wife of the Gerald Herman, she was the loving mother of Deborah Milito of Tewksbury, Joseph S. Milito and his wife, Deborah of Revere and John F. Milito and his wife, Doreen of Saugus; cherished grandmother of Mafalda “Muffie” Milito, Joseph Milito Jr., Lauren Fiore, Lindsey and John Milito and adored great grandmother of Antonio, Joseph, Mia, Gabriella and Athena; dear sister of Marion Venuto of Peabody and her late husband Charles, Carl Amato and his wife, Rose of Saugus, Elaine Lamattina and her husband, Louis of Peabody and Carol Sicranzo and her husband, Michael of Middleton. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews.
In accordance with the CDC’s current restrictions on gathering due to Covid-19, all services will be held privately. Interment will be in Holy Cross Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Marie’s name to a charity of your choice. For online guest book www.vazzafunerals.com Vazza Funeral Home Revere.
William “Willie” Cino
Of East Boston
William “Willie” Cino, 97, of East Boston, passed away on Friday, April 10.
He was the cherished son of the late Angelo and Anna (Cambria) Cino, beloved husband of the late Clara (Durante) Cino, loving father of William Cino and his wife, Denise and David Cino and his wife, Camille; adored grandfather of Nicholas Cino and his wife, Laura and Christopher Cino and his partner, Dustin White; cherished great-grandfather of Alessia, Domenic and Gabriel Cino; caring brother of the late Frank Cino, Fannie Tuttisanti, Josephine D’Orio, Molly Odoardi and Guy Cino. He is also survived by many loving nieces, nephews and cousins.
Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, all services are private. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital by visiting www.stjude.org.
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Patricia (Hardick) Cecere of Revere died on April 2 at the age of 87.
Born in Chelsea on August 18, 1932 to the late Charles Hardick and Naomi (Reynolds) Hardick, she was the beloved wife of the late John Cecere, devoted mother of Patricia Sutherland of Revere, Leonard Cecere of Malden, Robert Cecere of Chelsea, and the late Mary Cecere; cherished grandmother of Richard Sr, Krista, Stephen, Nicole, Elizabeth and the late Kevin and Matthew; adored great grandmother of John, Richard Jr, Christopher, James and Briana and dear sister of the late Florence “Teeney” and Charlotte. She is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.
In accordance with the gatherings and congregations due to COVID-19, CDC, Mass. Department of Public Health, Archdiocese of Boston guidelines and local restrictions, all services will be privately held. For guest book, please visit www.buonfiglio.com
Teresa Carmela D’Amato
Past Prefect of St. Anthony’s Ladies Sodality
Teresa Carmelo (DeSantis) D’Amato of Revere died on April 12 at the age of 92.
She was the matriarch of the family and would do anything for them. She took great pride raising the children while volunteering at their schools. Teresa was an active member in her community especially at St. Anthony’s Church in Revere where she was Past Prefect of the Ladies Sodality.
Born in New York on August 29, 1927 to the late Frank and Carmela (Longibardi), she was the beloved wife of 42 years to the late Marco D’Amato, devoted mother of Joseph D’Amato and his wife, Nancy of Dracut, Carmel Carnabucci and her husband, John Sr. and Cathy Bradbury and her husband, Jerome, all of Revere, James D’Amato and his wife, Dorothy of Roslindale, and Frank D’Amato and his wife, Hillary of Revere; dear sister of the late John DeSantis, Louise Pittari and Peter DeSantis and his surviving wife, Nora; cherished grandmother of Sarah and Brandon D’Amato, Nicole Cecere and her husband, Daniel, Domenic Carnabucci, Noelle Forte and her husband, Anthony, Marc Carnabucci, John Carnabucci, Jr, Brittany Bradbury, Caitlin, Emily and Elsie D’Amato and adored great grandmother of Louis and Carmela Forte, Alexa Carnabucci, and Anthony and Audrey Cecere. She is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.
In accordance with the CDC’s current restrictions on gatherings due to Covid-19, all services will be held privately. Interment Holy Cross Cemetery. Massachusetts Covid-19 Relief Fund: MA COVID-19 Relief Fund c/o Foundation for Business Equity 265 Franklin Street, BOX 304 Boston, MA 02110; or to make an online donation, go to: https://donate.macovid19relieffund.org. For guest book please visit www.buonfiglio.com.
Of East Boston
Anna M. Finocchio of East Boston passed away on April 6. She was in her 97th year.
The beloved daughter of the late Annagidia (DiGiovanni) and Franco Finocchio, she was the sister of Frank Finocchio of North Andover, formerly of Malden and the late Assunta “Sue” Finocchio, Domenica “Dimmie” Dennis, Sr. Mary Dolores SND, Irene Dalton, Anthony, Ralph and Jennie Finocchio. Anna is also survived by three generations of nieces and nephews.
She will be buried with her sister, Sue in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. Due to the restrictions put in place by the CDC, Dept. of Public Health and the Archdiocese of Boston all services will be private. Please consider sending messages of condolence to the family on the funeral home Tribute page. MagrathFuneralHome.com
Of East Boston
Gennaro “Jerry” Licciardi of East Boston, passed peacefully at Beth Israel Hospital on Palm Sunday, April 5.
He was the beloved husband of the late Lorraine (Fay), son of the late Antoinetta (Cifelli) and Paul Licciardi, brother of Vincent Licciardi and his late wife, Dorothea of Wilmington and Julie Licciardi of Deerfield and two generations of nieces and nephews. He was the brother-in-law of Ellen and Raymond Correale of Winthrop and John and Joan Fay of Wilmington.
Due to restrictions by the CDC, Dept. of Public Health and the Archdiocese of Boston, all services will be for immediate family only. Please consider sending messages of condolence to the family through our Tribute page. Donations in Jerry’s memory to the American Heart Assn. would be appreciated.
Entombment will be in Woodlawn Mausoleum. MagrathFuneralHome.com