Obituaries 03-16-2022

John Bartolo III

Well-Known Host of his Podcast “The John Bartolo Show”

John J. Bartolo III  of Las Vegas, NV, formerly of East Boston, died suddenly on March 5.

John was born and raised in East Boston.  He attended East Boston Central Catholic School, Dom Savio High School and the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. He has been living in Las Vegas in recent years. He is the well-known host of his podcast, The John Bartolo Show.  He was also the author of two digital books and was an entreprenuer, influencer and brand ambassador.

The beloved son of Michelle (Coco) and her husband, Dominic Settemio of East Boston and the late John J. Interbartolo Jr., he is survived by his partner, Lacey Alderson and their son, Theodore Joseph Bartolo of Las Vegas, NV; brother of Jacquelyn Interbartolo of Winthrop and Koren Brodin of East Boston and her fiancé, Kenny Streeter; uncle of Jack, Juliana, Reese and Kate; nephew of Karen DeFilippo and Michael DeSimone and grandson of the late Michelina (LaCorte) and Carmello Coco and Barbara (Roach) and John J. Interbartolo Sr. He is also survived by several cousins.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Funeral Mass in St. Michael the Archangel Parish, St. John the Evangelist Church, 320 Winthrop St., Winthrop on Thursday morning, March 17 at 10 o’clock.  Please go directly to church.  Visiting hours in the Magrath Funeral Home, 336 Chelsea St. [at Day Sq] East Boston will be today, Wednesday, March 16 from 4 to 7 p.m. Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett.

Please leave messages of condolence for his family on his Tribute Page at

Claire Genzale

Member of the East Boston Social Center Seniors and the Sempre Avanti Sons of Italy

Claire J. “Chickie” (DiFazio) Genzale of East Boston passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by her loving family, on Saturday, March 12 at 85 years of age. 

Claire was a member of the East Boston Social Center Seniors and the Sempre Avanti Sons of Italy.

The beloved wife of the late Augustine Genzale, BPD, she was the devoted mother of Ronald and Tracy Genzale of East Boston; dear sister of Nancy Gleason of Lynnfield and the late Mary DeChristoforo and Louis and Anthony DiFazio. She is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews. 

In accordance with Claire’s wishes, all services will be private.  To leave an online condolence, please visit

Margarita Goros

She Spent Many Years in Education, Teaching General Studies and History

Margarita (Marcopolous) Goros, of Revere, formerly of East Boston and Greece, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, March 8 at 89 years of age. 

Margarita was born in Marathos, Greece in January of 1933. She married her beloved Arthur in October of 1963. They then moved to the United States and settled in Boston. Margarita obtained a college degree in Greece and spent many years in education, teaching general studies and history. She had a passion for teaching, gardening and cooking.

The beloved wife of the late Arthur Goros, she was the loving daughter of the late Michael and Olga (Terizaki) Marcopolous, devoted mother of Sophia Desmond and George Goros, both of East Boston, Michael Goros and his wife, Gina of Seattle and Olga Martin and her husband, Ricardo of East Boston; dear sister of Eleni Kaloplastou, Demitra Kioumuosi and the late Georgia, Elias and Dionisios; cherished grandmother of Ariana, Loretta, Michael, Starr and Margarita and treasured great-grandmother of Talia, Alonzo, Alexander, Aracelis, and Mia. She is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews. 

Family and friends honored Margarita’s life by gathering at the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home, 10 Chestnut Street, Peabody, MA 01960 on Monday, March 14 before leaving in procession to Saint Vasilios Greek Orthodox Church, 5 Paleologos St, Peabody, for a Funeral Mass celebrating her life. Services concluded with Margarita being laid to rest with her beloved husband, Arthur, at Puritan Lawn Cemetery, Peabody. May they rest in peace.  To leave an online condolence please visit

Marie Matarese

Former Editor of the East Boston Times

Family and friends are respectfully invited to attend a Memorial Visitation in the Vertuccio & Smith, Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Rte. 107) Revere on Friday, March 18 from 3 to 5 p.m. for Marie (Marcella) Matarese of Revere, formerly of East Boston, who died peacefully surrounded by the love and care of her family on February 24 in Orlando, Florida, following a long illness. Following the visitation, a Celebration of Life will be held at Spinelli’s Function Facility, Route 1 South, Lynnfield from 6 to 9 p.m.

Marie, a longtime resident of Revere, was a native of East Boston. She was educated and raised in East Boston and was a proud graduate of East Boston High School. Marie furthered her education at Hitchcock School of Business in Copley Square and was a proud graduate of that school. She was a longtime employee at the East Boston Times, where she began with in-house publishing, and continued on to working in the News Department, as a reporter, a columnist, an ad illustrator and finally, the editor.

Marie’s personality was unstoppable, there wasn’t a thing that she couldn’t accomplish. Following her long career at the East Boston Times, she later worked at the Post-Gazette. Marie’s talents were endless. She was also the owner of her own decorating business in Winthrop, “Decorator’s Delight,” which she owned and operated for several years and then she worked as a private decorator on the North and South Shore. Marie also worked at Macy’s in the Men’s Fragrance department for 10 years. She also sold conversational pieces. She owned all sorts of fine things, especially jewelry. She owned and managed several multifamily buildings in East Boston and Revere as well as condominiums along Revere Beach.

Marie was always dressed for any occasion. She was a beautiful and intelligent woman who had a flair for fashion, design and business. She enjoyed traveling throughout her life. She traveled to Italy several times, South America, The Islands, Disney and Ft. Lauderdale. She especially enjoyed spending her winters in Florida.

With all of her talents and skills, being a mother and grandmother was always most precious and sacred to Marie. She was most proud of her son and daughter, as well as their spouses, who she loved as if they were her own. Her grandchildren were on another level. She kept friendships that lasted a lifetime and had lots of them as they shared parties and life together.

She was the beloved wife of the late Joseph H. Matarese, devoted mother of Loren M. Russell and her husband, James of Salem, NH and Joseph Matarese and his wife, Tracy of Windham, NH; cherished grandmother of Derek Russell and his fiancé, Ashley Gaughran of N. Andover, Adriana Bolduc and her husband, Larry of Salem, NH, Isabella Matarese and Jake Matarese, both of Windham, NH; dear sister of John Marcella of Malden, Gerry Weinert of Revere and the late James Marcella; dear friend of the late Louis J. Torrone. She is also lovingly survived by several nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22478, Oklahoma City, OK 73123.        

To send online condolences, please visit

Funeral Arrangements entrusted to the care and direction of the Vertuccio & Smith, Home for Funerals.

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