Obituaries 12-09-2020

Rose Mambuca

Operated Haborview Oil with Her Late Husband for Many Years

Rose (D’Amore) Mambuca of East Boston passed away due to complications of COVID-19 in her 103rd year. 

Rose helped her husband operate Harborview Oil for many years.  

The beloved wife of the late Dominic Mambuca, she was the devoted mother of Janice Lyons and her husband, John of East Boston, Judith Raye and her husband, Ronald of Upton and the late James Mambuca and his surviving wife. Marilyn of Malden; cherished grandmother of Janine, Ronald, Kenneth, Julie, John and the late Anthony and adored great-grandmother of Janelle, Jennifer, Alyssa, Ethan, Tyler, Jillian, Jared, Jianna, Jaidan and Nicholas. She was predeceased by one sister and two brothers. 

In accordance with the family’s wishes, all services are private.  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Italian Home for Children, 1125 Centre St, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130. For more information, please visit

John Anthony Zankowski

He Will be Forever Remembered

John Anthony Zankowski , a lifelong resident of Revere, was taken from us too soon at the age of 59.  John passed away unexpectedly on December 3, 2020. 

John will be forever remembered as the youngest, loving, and special child of the late Anthony A. and Dolores A. (Cecere/DiGiulio) Zankowski.  John was a beloved brother to the late Denise (Zankowski) Winter and her late husband. Edward, and sisters Darlene (Zankowski) O’Keefe and husband. Thomas, and Doreen M. Zankowski, Esq. and her partner, Billie Jean Potter.  He leaves behind his beloved nieces, Kimberly Winter, Tara Diefenbach (Paul), Tina Gongas (William), and nephew Daniel Winter (Kenneth Holgersen).  John was great uncle to Mia McLean, Lucas and Alexia Gongas, and Thomas and Declan Diefenbach.  He leaves behind many cousins who love him.  

John was special indeed.  His early life included his enrollment in the prestigious May Institute in Chatham, MA, where he lived away from his family at great angst to his parents and siblings.  At the May Institute, he thrived and overcame many of life’s obstacles from autism.  Upon returning home, John was forever cared for by his family. He was a very funny guy and could surprise those around him with some salty talk and funny expressions.  John’s persona created a sense of love, duty, honor, and empathy in his family.  His sisters always felt a duty to protect him, include him in their activities, and make sure he was loved and understood.  He will be forever remembered.  He is with his mother, father and sister now, and at peace.  

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Anthony’s Church. 250 Revere St, Revere on Thursday, December 10 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 John’s name to  the May Institute, 41 Pacella Drive, Randolph, MA 02368, and designate the Revere May Facility as the beneficiary or at MayInstitute.Org.  For guest book please visit

Mark Babin

Past Member of Many East Boston and Chelsea Organizations

Mark W. Babin of East Boston, passed away after a brief illness surrounded by his loving family on Thursday, December 3.

Mark was a past member of USVVE Post #4 East Boston, Merit Club of Chelsea, ITAM Post #6 East Boston and the Sons of the American Legion East Boston. 

The former husband of Theresa (Merlino) Babin, he was the loving father of Marc, Christopher and Jacqueline Babin, dear brother of Lucretia Deeran, Beverly Colglazier, Brian Babin and Philip Babin and cherished grandfather of Arianna DiSciscio. 

Family and friends will honor Mark’s life by gathering for a memorial service in celebration of his life on Saturday, Dec. 12 from noon to 2 p.m. at the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home 971 Saratoga St., East Boston.  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

John ‘Jacky’ Connolly

Longtime Malden Evening News Compositor

John “Jacky” Connolly of Revere passed away on December 2 at the age of 69. 

Jack loved the beach (Rocky Beach) and was referred to as Weaser by his Beachmont friends.  He will be sorely missed by all who knew him.  Jacky was a long time compositor with the Malden Evening News.  

Born in Boston on April 8, 1951 to the late Thomas and Marguerite “Peggy” (Chandler), he was the devoted father of Christopher Connolly and his wife, Melanie of Winthrop, cherished grandfather of Brianna, Michaela, and Victoria, dear brother of Thomas Connolly and his wife, Mary of Winthrop, Judith McGhee and her husband, William of Harwich Port and Robert Connolly Sr., and his wife, Susan of Revere.  He is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews. 

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 Woodlawn Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the M.S.P.C.A, Angel, 350 S. Huntington Ave, Boston, MA 02130 or at  For guest book please visit

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