Obituaries 02-16-2022

Rosemarie Barone

Of East Boston

Rosemarie (Ruvido) Barone, 84, of East Boston, formerly of the North End, passed away peacefully on Friday, February 11. 

The devoted mother of Michael J. Barone of East Boston, Stephen A. Barone of Revere, Donna Gorman of Hudson and the late Maureen Barone, she was the former wife of the late A. Joseph Barone, dear sister of Joseph Ruvido of Braintree and predeceased by five brothers and three sisters; cherished grandmother of Michelle, James, Stephen A. Jr. and Cristina Barone, and Jenny, Katie, and Jodie Gorman; treasured great-grandmother of eight great-grandchildren and also survived by many loving nieces and nephews. 

Family and friends will honor Rosemarie’s life by gathering at the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home, 971 Saratoga Street, (Orient Heights) East Boston, on Saturday, February 19 from 8 to 10 a.m. before leaving in procession to the Most Holy Redeemer Parish, East Boston for a Funeral Mass celebrating Rosemarie’s life at 10:30 a.m. Services will conclude with Rosemarie being laid to rest at Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. 

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Rosemarie’s name to a charity of your choice. To leave an online condolence please visit www.ruggieromh.com.

Rosemarie Addivinola

Of Everett

Rosemarie (Pepper) Addivinola of Everett died on February 9.

The beloved wife of Anthony Addivinola, she was the loving mother of Joseph Hickey and his wife, June, Ronald Hickey and his girlfriend, Lorena, Sandra Hickey, Pamela and her husband, Orazio De Luca and Samantha Addivinola; sister of Betty Pepper, Frankie and his wife, Michelle Pepper, Warren Pepper and the late Leonard Pepper and his wife, Jackie; grandmother of eight and great grandmother of one. Rosemarie is also survived by a very close friend, Valerie Sheppard and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Funeral from the Salvatore Rocco & Sons Funeral Home, 331 Main Street, Everett at  11 a.m. today, Wednesday February 16 in the funeral home. Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend. Interment in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett.

Frank Martone

He Was Kind, Generous, Always Helping and Will Be Greatly Missed.

Frank B. Martone of East Boston died on February 1.

The beloved son of the late Mary (Sarnacchiaro) and Joseph A. Martone Sr., he was the loving brother of Dorothy D’Addario and her husband, Rudy of Saugus and the late Joan F. Martone, Joseph A. Jr. and his late wife, Paula, Anthony J., and Louis R. and his wife, Annette Martone. Frank is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Frank was born in Charlestown and raised in East Boston. Early life saw him as an altar boy, attending Catholic School, Trade School and then being drafted into World War II.  After the war, he held several jobs until settling into the automotive parts industry and he worked until his late retirement.

Even at the age of 94.5, Frank was fiercely independent – still shopping, doing his own laundry, cooking his own food (although he loved the occasional take out from Meridian Market), and paying his own bills. He made a walk to the Maverick Dunkins every morning to get coffee, donuts for him and the birds and a Boston Herald newspaper. He enjoyed the local green spaces, sitting on the benches, watching wildlife, the waterfront, and talking to friends and family every day.

He was fond of everyone in his building – all his neighbors, office staff, and maintenance crew. You could always find him sitting by the hallway window doing the newspaper’s daily crossword puzzle. His mind was sharp and he had a creative streak – starting with musical friends in the early days and ending with many items he handmade of wood.

He was ever present at family gatherings and celebrations and we were fortunate that the pandemic lifted just slightly enough in recent months to allow a few final moments together. Many knew him. He was kind, generous, always helping, and he will be greatly missed.

Due to the COVID pandemic, private Graveside Services with Military Honors were held for the immediate family in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. Please leave messages of condolence for the family on his Tribute Page at MagrathFuneralHome.com.

Donations in his memory to any Veterans Organization would be appreciated.

Robert Russo

Retired Mass. State Police Trooper One Time Head of Security for the Rock Band KISS

Robert J. Russo of East Boston passed away on February 11. He was 90 years old.

Robert was the beloved husband of the late Joan G. (Connolly) Russo.

Born in Boston, Robert was the cherished son of the late Rocco and Albina (Graziano) Russo and a Korean War veteran serving in the USMC. Prior to his retirement, Robert was Massachusetts State Police Trooper who enjoyed working in carpentry and painting with water colors. He loved watching the New England Sports Teams with his family. Robert always looked forward to his next tri-annual trip to Washington D.C. for his Marine Corps reunion. After retirement, he worked in the security industry and was a one time head of security for the rock band KISS.

Robert was the devoted father of Michael C. Russo and his partner, Elisabeth Axtell of East Boston. He was the dear brother of the late Eleanor Merullo, Mary Nazarro, Anna Gavegnano and Pauline M. Russo; brother-in-law of John Domenico and the late Barbara Domenico of Winthrop.

Robert’s funeral was held on Tuesday, February 15 in St Joseph-St. Lazarus Church, East Boston. Cremation was private.

Donations in his memory can be made to the S.P.A.M Benevolent Fund  Scholarship Program, 11 Beacon Street, Ste. 700, 7th Floor Boston, MA. 02108.

Funeral arrangements were from the Maurice W. Kirby Funeral Home 210 Winthrop St. Winthrop. For guestbook, please visit: www.maureicekirbyfh.com.

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