Obituaries 03-02-2022

Providenza “Prudy” Masciulli

Fondly Known as a Feisty, Hard Worker Who Will Be Missed by All

Providenza “Prudy” Masciulli  of Revere, formerly of the North End and East Boston, passed away surrounded by her loving family after a brief illness on February 23 at the age of 78.

Prudy was born in Boston on August 22,1943 to Paul and Anne (Vitale) Firicano. She loved her roots in Boston’s North End. She was a waitress and bartender for many years, loved all the feasts particularly the Fisherman’s Feast. She was fondly known as a fiesty, hard worker and will be missed by all.

Prudy is survived by her loving children, James Masciulli and Lorraine Burri and her husband, Steven; cherished grandchildren: Jimmy, Janea, Paul and Philip Masciulli, Steven Burri and Kristina Codispoti and adored great grandson, Gennaro Masciulli. She was predeceased by her son, Paul Masciulli and sisters, Bridget DeBella and Paula Polci.

Family and friends will honor Prudy’s life by gathering at St. Joseph-St.Lazarus Church, 59 Ashley St., East Boston on Monday, March 7 at 10 a.m. for a memorial mass at 11 a.m. in celebration of Prudy’s life.

Salvatore Bucchieri

Fondly Remembered for His Kindness, Generosity, His Love of Family, Friends, Wine and for His Famous Garden Whose Bountiful Vegetables He Shared with All

Salvatore Bucchieri died on February 21 at the age of 95. 

Salvatore immigrated to the United States from Italy on March 26, 1956 after marrying Marianna and moved to Revere where the couple resided for over 50 years until a recent move to be closer to their daughter.  Salvatore worked at the Schrafft’s candy factory as a supervisor until it closed.  In later years, he worked for the Hilton Hotels until his retirement. 

He is fondly remembered for his kindness and generosity and for his love of family, friends, wine and his famous garden whose bountiful vegetables he shared with all.

Born in Mineo, Sicily on September 9, 1926 to the late Rosario and Maria (Bellino) Bucchieri, he was the beloved husband of 66 years to the late Marianna (Cardello) Bucchieri, devoted father of Maria Salvatore and her husband, John of Westwood, cherished grandfather of Jake, Georgia and Zachary, dear brother of the late Sebastiano “Yanno,” Agrippina “Pina,” Maria and Paola “Lina” Bucchieri.  He is also survived by many loving nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews, great great nieces and nephews, and great great great nieces and nephews. 

Funeral arrangements were by the Paul Buonfiglio Bruno Funeral Home, Revere. Entombment was at Woodlawn Cemetery.  For guestbook, please visit

Charlotte Sweeney

Loving Mother, Grandmother and Great Grandmother

A Funeral Mass was celebrated in St. Anthony of Padua Church for Charlotte R. (St. Croix) Sweeney who died on Sunday, February 20 at the Leonard Florence Center for the Living in Chelsea following a long illness. She was 95 years old. Interment followed in Massachusetts National Cemetery in Bourne.

Charlotte was a native of East Boston, one of 14 children born to the late William J. St. Croix and Charlotte (Dobbins) St. Croix. She was raised and educated in East Boston and was a proud alumna of East Boston High School, Class of 1944. 

Charlotte was happily married to her husband, Charles J. Sweeney, Sr. and together they raised their eight children in East Boston, later moving to Revere in 1977.

Charlotte was all about family, coming from a large family and then having her own large family, she was committed to being the best mother she could be. She enjoyed being surrounded by her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren for any occasion. She loved having a good time and making wonderful memories.

The devoted wife of 50 years to the late Charles J. Sweeney, Sr., she was the loving and proud mother of Susan Leary and her husband, Dennis, Sr. of Malden, Charles J. Sweeney, Jr. and his wife, Terri of Billerica, William Sweeney of Revere, Gerald Sweeney and his wife, Susan of Sharon, Francis X. Sweeney of Revere, Mary (Sweeney) Pappas and her husband, James “Jimmy” of Essex and the late Charlene Sweeney and Jane M. Cox and her late husband, John “Jack” Cox. She was the cherished Nana of 12 grandchildren and six great grandchildren who she treasured dearly and the dear sister of 13 late brothers and sisters. She is also lovingly survived by many nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews. Remembrances may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

The staff at Vertuccio & Smith is most honored to have assisted the family in completing funeral arrangements. For online condolences please visit

Christine P. Cutrufo

A Beautiful Person, Inside and Out

Christine Cutrufo, 62, born on December 28,1959, grew up in Cambridge.

The beloved wife, mother, sister and grandmother, passed away quietly following a long illness on Tuesday, February 22. She is survived by her beloved husband, Joseph Cutrufo, her two children, Timothy Cross of Windham, NH and Mikaela Harvey of West Peabody along with her two grandchildren, Benjamin Cross and Madison Harvey. She also leaves three sisters and two brothers: Cheryl Arnold, Robin Yeomelakis, Lisa Skotz, Keith Webb and Kenneth Webb along with many nieces and nephews.

Those who had the privilege to know Chris will remember her as a kind, generous and caring woman. Family was everything to Chris and she loved spending time with her children and grandchildren. On Sunday they all gathered for their Family Dinners which was the highlight of her week. She would always be there to lend a helping hand, always putting her loved ones needs before her own. She was a beautiful person, inside and out and she will be deeply missed by all whose lives she touched.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home, 10 Chestnut Street, Peabody.

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