Obituaries 12-08-2021

Victoria Albano

Of East Boston

Victoria A. (DiMarino) Albano of East Boston passed away on Tuesday, November 9.

The beloved wife of Salvatore J. Albano for 66 years, she was the loving mother of Nancy Frattaroli of Lynnfield, Victoria Albano of East Boston, Anita Mattarese of Saugus, Vincent Albano and his wife, Nancy, of Revere and the late Salvatore “Sal” Albano; dear sister of Josephine DeMarco, Mary Pucillo, Rose DiMarino, sister-in-law of Nancy DiMarino, and sister of the late Rose Clifford, Nicholas DiMarino and Peter DiMarino. She is also survived by six loving grandchildren: Victoria and her husband, Thomas, Donato, Alexa and her husband, Thomas, Gianni, Alexandra and Paul and one great grandson, Vincent.

A visitation was held on November 15th. Victoria was entombed in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. Donations may be made in Victoria’s memory to the Saint Jude Children’s Hospital, 501 Saint Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

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Roberta Corbett

Lifelong East Boston Resident

Roberta M. Corbett, a lifelong resident of East Boston, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, November 29.

The beloved daughter of the late Robert and Mary (Romano) Corbett, she was the devoted mother of Richard Zielinski Corbett, dear sister of Robert, James, and Dennis Corbett and is also survived by many cherished friends. 

In honoring the Corbett family’s wishes, all services will be private. To leave an online condolence, please visit

Rosemarie Smith

Former East Boston Resident

Rosemarie (Scalfani) Smith, in Marshfield, formerly of Saugus and East Boston, passed away on Friday, December 3.

The beloved wife of John L. Smith, she was the loving mother of Johnna Webster of Marshfield, dear sister of Robert Scalfani of Tyngsboro and the late James “Buster” Scalfani and grandmother of Sarah Doxsey and her husband, Sam, Laura and Josh Webster. She is also survived by her uncle, Peter Morgante and many other loving relatives.

Funeral Services will be held in the Magrath Funeral Home, 336 Chelsea St [at Day Sq] East Boston on Thursday, December 9 at 1 p.m.  Relatives and friends are invited.  Visiting prior to services from 10:30 a.m. until 1 p.m.

Entombment to follow in Chapel Hill Mausoleum at Holy Cross Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Rosemarie’s memory to: the American Heart Assn, Alzheimer’s Assn. or St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital would be appreciated.

Please Note: Masks are required for all indoor gatherings in the City of Boston.

Please leave messages of condolence to the family on Rosemarie’s Tribute Page on

Gail Fantasia

Of Revere

Gail G. Fantasia of Revere passed away peacefully on November 27. 

The loving daughter of the late Benjamin and Aurelia (Gilda) Fantasia, she was the devoted twin sister of Janice A. Fantasia of East Boston and the late Ronald B. Fantasia; beloved aunt of Athena Fantasia, Ronald B. Fantasia Jr., Christina Fantasia and Deborah Fantasia and dear great aunt of Justin, Christian and Amy Fantasia. 

Family and friends will honor Gail’s life by gathering at the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home, 971 Saratoga Street East Boston (Orient Heights), on Thursday, December 9 from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. before leaving in procession to St. Joseph – St. Lazarus Church, 59 Ashley Street, East Boston for a Funeral Mass at 10 a.m. Services will conclude with Gail being laid to rest in Holy Cross Cemetery in Malden. 

In accordance with the City of Boston Five-Point Plan for the Delta Variant of COVID-19, face masks are required at all times when indoors.

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Clifford Burri, Jr.

Member of Saint Mary’s Star of the Sea Men’s Club, the 714 Club and Local 589 Boston Carmen’s Union

Clifford “Cliffy” Burri, Jr., of East Boston passed away on Sunday, December 5 at 70 years of age.

Cliffy was a member of Saint Mary’s Star of the Sea Men’s Club, the 714 Club and Local #589 Boston Carmen’s Union and a United States of America Navy Veteran.

The beloved husband of the late Evelyn (Grieco) Burri and the loving son of the late Clifford Sr. and Jessie (Guarino) Burri, he was the devoted father of Evelyn Burri Chianca and her husband, Lou of Revere and Michael Burri and his wife, Jennafa of East Boston; dear brother of Gina Beatrice and her husband, Michael of California and Steven Burri and his wife, Lorraine of East Boston; cherished grandfather of Gianna, Antonia, Michael and Melia; loving brother-in-law of Jean Faiella and her late husband, Phil. He is also survived by many treasured nieces and nephews.

Family and friends will honor Cliffy’s life by gathering at Saint Joseph – Saint Lazarus Church, East Boston on Thursday, December 9 from 4 to 8 p.m. and again on Friday morning at 10 a.m. for a Funeral Mass celebrating his life. Services will conclude with Cliffy being laid to rest with his beloved wife, Evelyn, at Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Cliffy’s name to Boston’s Wounded Veterans, ATTN: Vet Ride, ITAM Post 6, 60 Paris Street, Boston, MA 02128 (Point of Contact – Andrew).

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