Marjorie Virginia Colwell
Her Family Was Her First Priority; She Was a Rock in Her Community, Well Known and Well Loved by so Many
Marjorie Virginia (Anderson) Colwell, a life-long resident of Eagle Hill (Falcon, Trenton and Lexington Streets), East Boston, passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family on October 10 after a courageous battle with Pancreatic Cancer.
The beloved wife of Peter Gillen Colwell, she was the daughter of the late Arthur and Annie (Finney) Anderson; devoted mother of Susan Colwell Boriso and her husband, Edward of Virginia and Peter Glenn Colwell and his wife, Trevia of Maryland; dear sister of Charles Anderson of Halifax and Helen Campbell of Florida; adored grandmother of Peter, Kelly, Vanessa, Kyle and Ryan. She is also survived by many loving nieces, nephews and in-laws.
Margie specialized in the Tonsorial Course of Study as a student at Boston Trade School and received her high school diploma from the Boston Trade School the same day she earned her diploma from the New England Barber School in 1956. Margie was a Worthy Matron of the Order of the Eastern Star, a member of the Margaret Winthrop Rebekah Lodge 153, American Legion Auxiliary, and the Mystic Valley Railway Society.
Margie dedicated herself to self-improvement. She had a spontaneous sense of humor and a sharp, truthful response to current issues of the day. She entertained people in nursing homes, prisons, and performed at birthday parties. She was a hostess of the traveling entertainment show called “The Singletones” – performing with her brother Charlie and her husband, Peter. Margie was a Sunday School teacher for several years at St, John’s Episcopal Church in East Boston.
Margie loved her family and was known for putting on fun and elaborate family gatherings and was especially known for her baked haddock dinners, great haircuts, and her warm hospitality. Her energy lit up a room and imprinted on people what families are all about – enthusiastic love for each other.
Margie’s first priority was her family. She was a cheerleader, always encouraging her husband, children, and grandchildren to be their very best. Margie contributed much of her time volunteering at her children’s schools: assisting the teacher at Montessori School, organizing events and being “lunch lady” at St. Rose Elementary School in Chelsea and soliciting yearbook advertisements for Boston Latin School.
Margie was a rock in her community, well known and well-loved by so many people.
Family and friends will honor Marjorie’s life by gathering at the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home, 971 Saratoga St., East Boston on Thursday, October 15 from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. before leaving in funeral procession to Sacred Heart Church, Brooks St., East Boston for an 11 a.m. Funeral Mass in celebration of Majorie’s life.
In lieu of flowers. memorial donations may be made to the National Pancreatic Cancer Foundation, PO Box 1848 Longmont, CO 80502. All services will be held in accordance with Phase-3 of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts phased reopening plan due to COVID-19. Face coverings are required to be worn and social distancing measures are encouraged. To leave an online condolence please visit www.ruggieromh.com.
Hazel “Dottie” LoRusso
Her Positive Influence Will Live on Throughout Many Generations
Hazel “Dottie” (Campbell) LoRusso of Revere, formerly of the North End of Boston, passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family on October 10 at the age of 92.
Hazel raised her family of eight children in the North End of Boston before moving to Revere in 1980. She loved having company. Her home was always filled with love and family especially on Sundays for Sunday Dinners. Her positive influence is seen and felt and will live on throughout many generations
The former wife of Salvatore “Sammy” LoRusso of the North End, she was the devoted mother of Celia Plagenza and her husband, Joseph of East Boston, Domenic LoRusso of Revere, Karen Cavallo and her husband, Carmen of Revere, Suzanne Hemsthapat and her husband, Mac of Thailand, Thomas LoRusso and his wife, Janice of Brockton, Phyllis LoRusso of Revere, Doreen McWade and her husband, Charles of Winthrop and John LaRusso and his wife, Allison of Boylston; dear sister of Chester Campbell of North Andover and Carol Campbell of Saugus and the late Thomas Campbell, Florence Chaput and Frances Shay and the adored grandmother of 19 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren. She is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.
Family and friends will honor Hazel’s life by gathering at the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home, 971 Saratoga St., East Boston today, Oct. 14 from 4 to 6 p.m. All services will be held in accordance with Phase-3 of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts phased reopening plan due to COVID-19. Face coverings are required to be won in the funeral home and social distancing measures are encouraged. To send an online condolence, please viit: www.ruggieromh.com.
Rose (Rossi) Caruso, a lifelong resident of Revere, died on October 8 at the age of 97.
Rose was a devout Catholic who attended Mass regularly at. St Anthony’s Church. She enjoyed spending summers with her family and friends at Revere Beach. She will be truly missed by all who knew her.
Born in Revere on June 22, 1923 to the late Anthony Rossi and Marie (Rappa), she was the beloved wife of the late Armando Caruso, devoted mother of Armand Caruso of Revere and the late Angela Adams (Caruso), cherished grandmother of James Adams and his wife, Lisa of Maynard, adored great grandmother of Sofia Adams and dear sister of the late Michael Rossi, Anthony Rossi, and Emily Martuccio.
A Funeral Mass was Celebrated at St. Anthony’s Church in Revere and Entombment was at Holy Cross Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Rose’s name to American Heart Association, P.O. Box 417005, Boston, MA 02241-7005 or at www2.heart.org. For guest book, please visit www.buonfiglio.com.
Of Saugus, formerly of East Boston
Raffaela “Raffie” Sujko of Saugus, formerly of East Boston, passed away surrounded by her loving family on Friday, October 2 at the age of 94.
The beloved wife of the late Stanley Sujko, she was the devoted mother of Karn DiFava of Wilmington and the late Mark, Stephen and Ann Sujko; dear sister of Annette Caruccio of Chelsea, Emma Maffei of Weston, Christopher “Sonny” DiChiara of Arizona, Carol Aliberti of Saugus and the late Angelo “Holly” DiChiara, Nicholas DiChiara, Rose Brogna, Florence Constanzo and Millie Sousa and cherished grandmother of John and Rachele DiFava and Stephen, Mark, Loren, Tara, Taylor and Nicolas. She is also survived by four great-grandchildren and many loving nieces and nephews.
Family and friends will honor Raffie’s life by gathering on Saturday, October 17 at St. Joseph – St. Lazarus Church 59 Ashley St., East Boston for an 11 a.m. memorial mass in celebration of Raffie’s life. All services will be held in accordance with Phase 3 of the Commonwealth of MA COVID-19 reopening. Face coverings are required and social distancing is encouraged.
To send an online condolence please visit www.ruggieromh.com.