Of East Boston
Paula (Sarcone) Ciulla of East Boston passed away on October 26.
The beloved wife of the late John Ciulla, she was the loving mother of Annette Ciulla Favale of Tewksbury, Angela Ciulla and MaryJane Ciulla, both of East Boston and the late Paula Hubert and Joseph Ciulla. Paula was predeceased by three sisters and three brothers, all who lived in Italy. She was the cherished grandmother of five grandchildren, adored great-grandmother of 10 great-grandchildren and is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.
Family and friends will honor Paula’s life by gathering at the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home, 971 Saratoga Street, East Boston on November 2 from 9 a.m. to 12 noon followed by a prayer service in our serenity chapel. Services will conclude with Paula being laid to rest at Holy Cross Cemetery in Malden. 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. For more information, please visit www.ruggieromh.com.
Josephine ‘Jo’ Cicatelli
An Extraordinary Woman Who Will Be Missed by All Who Knew Her
Josephine “Jo” Cicatelli, 96, a lifelong resident of Revere, passed away on October 23 at home, the house she has lived in since she was born, surrounded by her loving family.
Jo worked in the Charlestown Navy Yard during World War II. After the war, she attended Mansfield Beauty Academy and then worked as a hairstylist for 25 years at the Hollywood Hair Salon on Shirley Avenue owned by her sister, Jean. Jo worked as an instructor at the Blaine Hair School eventually becoming the educational director of all the Blaine Hair Schools.
Jo loved spending time with family and friends and her beloved dog, Molly. She loved to cook and was a talented painter and seamstress. She enjoyed gardening and traveling with family and friends. She was an extraordinary woman who will be greatly missed by all who knew her.
Born in Revere on March 5, 1924 to the late Joseph and Antoinette Lamberti (Scalia), she was the beloved wife of 26 years to the late Anthony Cicatelli; devoted mother of Joyce Collier and her husband, Richard of Venice, FL, and Jean Shea and her husband, Gerald of Topsfield; dear sister of the late Mary Cerbone, Jerry Lamberti, Jean Kelfer, Anthony Lamberti and Constance “Connie” Caldwell; dear aunt of Dr. Karen Caldwell, Linda McCormick, Brenda Gemellaro, Joel Kelfer, Annette Scopellito, Paul Lamberti, Dr. Gerald Lamberti, and the late Peter Cerbone, Anthony Cerbone, Vivian Klundt, Joseph Lamberti and Robert Lamberti.
Due to the current spike in COVID-19, the guidelines issued by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and local officials, funeral services will be privately held for the immediate family under the direction of Paul Bounfiglio & Sons – Bruno Funeral Home, 128 Revere Street, Revere, MA 02151. Interment at Woodlawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Josephine’s name to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-9959 or the Greater Boston Food Bank, 70 South Bay Avenue, Boston, MA 02118 at my.gbfb.org . For guest book please visit www.buonfiglio.com.
Will be Dearly Missed
Dolores Russo of the North End, formerly of South Boston, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, October 20.
Dolores loved being a part of the North End, particularly sitting at Caffe Vittoria with her neighbors and lifelong friends. She will be missed dearly by all.
The daughter of the late Antoinette “Tootsie” Coviello and the late Charles Russo, she was the sister of the late Robert Coviello, the loving cousin of the Imbruglia family, the Abruzzio family, Havanidis family and the Gallo family, devoted godmother of Thais Gassiraro and cherished friend of Terri Gassiraro.
Family and friends honored Dolores’s life by gathering at Saint Leonard of Port Maurice Parish, North End on October 26 when her Funeral Mass was celebrated. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Dolores’s name to Saint Leonard of Port Maurice Parish, 320 Hanover Street, Boston, MA 02113. For more information, please visit www.ruggieromh.com.
Loved Traveling to See New Places and Spending Time With Family
Derick Watson of South Carolina, passed away unexpectedly in Boston on Tuesday, September 22, 2020.
Derick loved traveling and seeing new places. He enjoyed spending time with his family. He liked being outdoors whether he was hiking, boating, fishing or camping. Derick worked a variety of jobs including masonry, brain injury technician and a salesman. He also served in the United States Army.
He was the loving son of Ernest and Evelyn Watson of Maine, beloved husband of Tracy Watson of South Carolina, devoted father of Erick and Dylan Watson of Lowell, Elijah Watson of New Hampshire and Aiden and Destiny Rossignol of South Carolina; dear brother of Doreen Iasbarrone and her long-time partner, Michael Bernard of Revere, Timothy Watson and his wife, Brenda of Revere, George Iasbarrone of Melrose, Ernie Watson of Beverly, Susan Guthro and her husband, Ed, Lisa Iasbarrone and David Watson all of Maine and the late Scott Watson and cherished grandfather of Matthew Watson. Derick was predeceased by his grandparents, Thomas and Dorothy Watson and Karl and Rose Stromses.
Family and friends honored Derick’s life by gathering at the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home, 971 Saratoga St. East Boston on Tuesday October 27. Services concluded with Derick being laid to rest at Woodlawn Cemetery in Everett. All services were held in accordance with Phase-3 of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts phased reopening plan due to COVID-19. For more information, Plase visit www.ruggieromh.com.
Lifelong Resident of Eagle Hill East Boston
Rita A. Todisco, a life-long resident of Eagle Hill East Boston, passed away at her home surrounded by her loving family of October 26 at the age of 79.
She was the beloved wife of the late William Todisco, devoted mother of William Todisco of Chelsea, Steve Todisco of New York, Robert Todisco of Revere, John Todisco of East Boston, Rita Elliott and her husband, Robert of East Boston, Rhonda Lauletta and her husband, Michael of Revere, Scott Todisco of East Boston, Robin Cinelli and her husband, Tommy of East Boston, Denise Warwick and her husband, Michael of Swampscott, Joseph Todisco of East Boston and the late Kenny and Jimmy Todisco. She was the adored grandmother of 20 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren and is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.
Family and friends will honor Rita’s life by gathering at the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home, 971 Saratoga St., East Boston on Saturday, October 31 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. Services will conclude with Rita being laid to rest in Holy Cross Cemetery.
Of Revere, formerly of the North End
Anna (Macri) Daly of Revere formerly of the North End, passed away on October 22 at the age of 86 surrounded by her loving family.
The beloved wife of 63 years to the late James Patrick Daly, she was the devoted mother of Janet Daly of Revere, Linda Daly of Florida and Kathleen Ginsburg and her husband, Gordon of Billerica; cherished grandmother of Anthony Delio, James Delio, Cristina D’Amore, Michael D’Amore, Paul Ginsburg and his wife, Michelle, and Samantha Ginsburg and adored great grandmother of Milana Delio; dear sister of the late Frank Macri, Lucy Papa, and Carmen Macri. She is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.
A Funeral Mass was celebrated at Saint Leonard of Port Maurice Parish, Interment at Holy Cross Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Anna’s name to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude PL, Memphis, TN 38105-9959. For guest book please visit www.buonfiglio.com.