Obituaries 07-14-2021

Francesco “Frank” Diano

Well-known youth hockey coach and Salesian Boys and Girls Club member

Francesco “Frank” Diano of Revere, formerly of East Boston, passed away on July 9.

Frank was an active member of the Salesian Boys and Girls Club. He was also active in coaching youth sports in Revere and local neighborhoods.

Frank was a former employee of the City of Boston. He will be missed by all who knew him. May he rest in peace. 

The beloved husband of Nicole (McNeil) Diano of Revere, he was the loving son of Domenico and Maria (Mazzaferro) Diano of Winthrop, adored son in law of Patricia McNeil; devoted father of Domenic and Giana Diano; cherished brother of Marianna Cincinnato and her husband, Antonio of Revere, Lilliana Schiavuzzo and her husband, Leo of Middleton. He is also survived by many loving nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and many cherished friends.

Family and friends will honor Frank’s life by gathering at St. Joseph- St. Lazarus Church, 59 Ashley Street (Orient Heights) East Boston for a Funeral Mass today, Wednesday, at 10 a.m. Services will conclude with Frank being laid to rest at Holy Cross Cemetery in Malden.

In honoring Frank’s life and in lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Nicole Diano FBO The Diano Children Educational Fund. Details will be announced shortly.

Livercina Bakunowicz

Loving wife, devoted mother, cherished grandmother and great-grandmother

Livercina (Dos Santos) Bakunowicz passed away on July 8. 

She was the loving wife of the late Anton Bakunowicz, devoted mother of Paul Bakunowicz and Maria of Boca Raton, Sonia Santilli and Pat of East Boston and the late Ronny and Stan Bakunowicz and cherished grandmother of Christopher Santilli, Nicholas Santilli, Dante Santilli and Paul Bakunowicz Jr. and adored great grandmother of Kateri, Aubreyana, and Maisley Santilli. 

In accordance with the family’s wishes, all services are private. For more information or to leave an online condolence, please visit

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