Obituaries 11-04-2020

Alfred “Freddy Sunbeam” Amendola, Sr.

Past Member of the DAV

Alfred “Freddy Sunbeam” Amendola, Sr., of Winthrop, formerly Newton, passed away on Friday, October 30, 2020.

A past member of the DAV and a late Air Force veteran of the Korean Conflict, he was the beloved son of the late John and Josephine (Gatti) Amendola, devoted father of Alfred Jr. of Malden, dear brother of Anthony of California and the late Nancy Earle, Florence Helton and John and Joseph Amendola, former husband of Linda Levy, treasured grandfather of Felicia and Christina Amendola and the cherished great-grandfather of Domenic and Cameron. He is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.

In honoring Freddy Sunbeam, family and friends are respectfully invited to attend visiting hours in the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home, 971 Saratoga Street, (Orient Heights) East Boston, on Thursday, November 12 from 9 to 11 a.m. followed by a service in our chapel at 11 a.m. Services will conclude with Military Honors in Winthrop Cemetery, Belle Isle section. 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 or to leave an online condolence, please visit

Gloria DeAngelis

First President of the City of Boston Ladies Crossing Guards

Gloria L. (Selvitella) DeAngelis of Revere, formerly of East Boston, passed away on Tuesday, October 27. 

Gloria was a member of the Malden Moose Ladies Lodge, the VFW Beachmont, the Ladies Sons of Italy and first president of the Ladies Crossing Guards in the City of Boston. Gloria was also a volunteer at Whidden Memorial Hospital and Winthrop Health Center.

The beloved wife of the late Angelo “Lobo” DeAngelis, she was the devoted mother of Steven DeAngelis of New Hampshire and Robert DeAngelis and his wife, Laurie of Lynn; dear sister of Elaine Olson of North Ridge, California, and the late Francis Oshbar and Henry Sevitella; cherished grandmother of Robert Jr., Allie, Stephanie, and James and the adored great-grandmother of Evelyn Rae. She is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews. 

Family and friends honored Gloria’s life by gathering at the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home (Orient Heights) East Boston on Sunday, November 1 for a visitation followed by a prayer service in our Serenity Chapel. She was laid to rest with her beloved husband, Angelo, on Monday, November 2 at  Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. In lieu of flowers, please make memorial donations to St Jude Children’s Hospital,  262 Danny Thomas Pl, Memphis TN 38105.  For more information or to leave an online condolence please visit

Sophie Galardi

Retired Seamstress Who Loved Family and Enjoyed Life

Sophie (Rizzo) Galardi of Revere passed away surrounded by her loving family on October 27 at the age of 98. 

Sophie worked as a seamstress for many years in Boston, Revere and Chelsea.  She was in the Teamsters Union 841 of Boston.  She was a woman who loved family, enjoyed life and will be sorely missed by all who knew her. 

Born in Boston on July 1, 1922 to the late Martin and Elizabeth Rizzo, she was the beloved wife of  61 years to the late Guy Galardi, devoted mother of Elaine Draper and her late husband, Fred “Skip” of Revere, Cheryl DiChappari and her husband, Frank of Burlington and the late Robert “Bobby” Galardi and his surviving wife, Ruthann; cherished grandmother of Eric Galardi and his wife, Kim, Marc Galardi and his wife, Olga, Craig Draper and his wife, Lynn, Wendy Ward and her husband, Joe, Derek DiChappari and Ashley Moore and her husband, Kyle; adored great grandmother of Michael, Kimberly, Joseph, Joshua, Jack, Benjamin, Adelina, Capriana and Bellezza and the dear sister of the late Arthur Rizzo and his surviving wife, Josephine “Tootsie,” Salvatore Rizzo, Carmella Lombardi, Florence Rizzo, Samuel Rizzo and Edith Mercurio.  She is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews. 

A visitation will be held at the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, 128 Revere St, Revere on Thursday, November 5 from 4 to 7 p.m. (The family respects your decision if you can’t attend due to the current circumstances we are facing with Covid-19).  Relatives and friends are kindly invited.  Due to Covid-19 guidelines and due to strict capacity limits, we ask everyone to make a brief visit and then exit the funeral home so others may enter. Social distancing and masks are required at the funeral home and church.  Funeral Mass at St. Anthony’s Church in Revere on Friday, November 6 at 11 a.m. Everyone to meet directly at church (Names and temperatures will be taken upon entrance).   Interment at Holy Cross Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Sophie’s name to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation, 28 West 44th St, suite 609, New York, NY 10036 or at  For guest book please visit

Mary Vigilante

Former resident of Revere and East Boston

Funeral Services were held privately for Mary (Simonelli) Vigilante, 94, formerly of Revere and East Boston, who passed away in Arlington on October 25 following a long illness.

She was the beloved wife of the late Edward A. Vigilante, Sr., cherished mother of Joyce Mastrogiovanni and her husband. Carmine of Arlington, formerly of East Boston and Salem and Edward A. Vigilante, Jr. and his wife, Grace Kim of Burnsville, MN; devoted grandmother of Cheryl Mastrogiovanni and her husband, Thomas Dentremont of Arlington and Sarah K. Vigilante R.N. with the U.S. Airforce of Burnsville, MN. She was the dear daughter of the late Domenico and Giovanina “Jennie” (Ambrosino) Simonelli, precious sister to the late Anna M. Simonelli, adoring great grandmother to Louie Carmine Dentremont and faithful friend to Joan, Carol and Arthur.

For the extraordinary care, attention and respect accorded our dear mother and grandmother, we are most grateful and will long remember the many acts of comfort and love bestowed upon her by the entire staff at the Park Avenue Health Center of Arlington.

Interment was in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. Remembrances may be made to the Beth Israel – Lahey Health at Home & Hospice, One Arsenal Market Place, Watertown, MA 02472.

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Funeral Arrangements were entrusted to the care and direction of the Vertuccio & Smith, Home for Funerals.

Theresa Marks

All Who Loved Her Dearly Will Never Forget Her Tenacity, Thoughtfulness and Undying Love and Devotion for Her Children and Family

Theresa (DiRuzza) Marks of Saugus, formerly of Revere, passed away surrounded by her loving family on October 27 at the age of 92. 

Theresa was born and raised in Revere and left school at an early age to help her mother and father support the family.  She worked in the factories her whole life and Standard Box of Chelsea is where she would retire from after 20 years.  Theresa was great at what she did and was a hard worker and recalled after many layoffs she would be the only woman that they kept on the payroll.  Our mother was 4’6 feisty little fire cracker who had no problem telling you what was on her mind and was the strongest women you would ever know.  She was loyal, loved unconditionally, and was the sweetest most forgiving person.  Our mom would give all that she had and go without.  She was nurturing and loved playing with her grandchildren and great grandchildren.  Theresa enjoyed bingo, playing cards and Pokino with her family, and was a great bowler.  We have many fond memories of our camping trips with mom like making apple pies, building the fires (she would stand in the fire pit to build because she was so little), and driving the golf cart and boat.  She was a great cook that made awesome gravy.  Her famous spicy hot sausages and potatoes as well as her onion, pepper and mushrooms were loved by everyone.  All who loved her dearly will never forget her tenacity, thoughtfulness, and undying love and devotion for her children and family.  

Born on July 27, 1928 to the late Philip DiRuzza and Mary (Christello), she was the beloved wife of 34 years to the late Joseph Marks, devoted mother of Al and his late wife, Judy, Charlie and his late wife, Carmela, Mel and his wife, Terry, Phyllis and her husband, Jim and Joseph; dear sister of Jeanne, Dolores, Pat and the late Mariano, Mario “Sonny,” Angelo “Mousie,” Felix “Junior,”  Antionetta “Netta,” and Geraldine “Gerry.” She is also survived by her god daughter, Lynda and by many loving grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.  Theresa was born and raised in Revere and left school at an early age to help her mother and father support the family.  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 Holy Cross Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Theresa’s name to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-1905 or at For guest book please visit 

Phyllis Margaret Carbone

October 27, 1943 – October 7, 2020

Phyllis Margaret (Anzalone) Carbone passed away October 7, 2020 in Jupiter, FL.

Born in East Boston, she later moved to Newton and finally relocated to Jupiter, FL to be closer to family. 

 A graduate of East Boston High School and later Boston College, she always excelled at her studies and whatever she put her mind to.  Phyllis loved to read, travel and enjoy her family’s company.  She was content in always being a devout Catholic, always being kind to others and passionate about great conversation.  She will be forever missed, but always in our hearts.

She is survived by her two sons; Edward Carbone and Paul Carbone (Susan) her three grandchildren; Caroline Carbone, Cecilia Carbone and Nico Carbone.  She is also survived by her sister, Geraldine Costigan of Massachusetts and her brothers and their wives: Edward and Marie Anzalone and William and Carol Anzalone, all of Florida. 

Her Funeral Service will be held November 7 at 10 a.m. at St. Peter Catholic Church, 1701 Indian Creek Parkway, Jupiter, FL 33458.  Online condolences may be made at

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