Anthony Joseph “A-Jay” DiGirolamo
He Was Loved for His Larger Than Life Personality
It is with a heavy heart that we announce the passing of Anthony Joseph “A-Jay” DiGirolamo, 47 years old, of Hampton, NH.
He is the son of Anthony “Deeg” DiGirolamo and his wife, Debbie of Lynn, formerly of East Boston, and the late Eileen (Carlton) DiGirolamo. He also leaves his brothers, Jeff and Scott Mack and the love of his life, Diana Castiello of Ware, MA and many beloved aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and countless friends.
He was born and raised in East Boston, attended Latin Academy where he ended up getting his GED at a later date. He went on to study computer programming at a technical school in Boston. A-Jay loved spending time with family and friends and whoever knew him loved him for his larger than life personality. He loved playing his many bass guitars and music. He loved feeding his intellectual curiosity with reading and watching documentaries and he was also a fan of Fine Arts. He was also a great fan of the New England Patriots, Boston Bruins, Boston Red Sox and the Boston Celtics.
Family and friends honored A-Jay’s life by gathering at the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home North Shore, 10 Chestnut Street, Peabody on Saturday, May 14 from 1 to 3 p.m.. A prayer service was held at 2 p.m. and family and friends shared memories and stories about Anthony at 3 p.m. May he rest in peace.
To leave an online condolence www.ruggieromh.com.
Late Proprietor of P & J Sportswear
Phyllis (Bocchino) Belmonte, 85, of East Boston passed away on May 4 in Paoli, PA.
The late proprietor of P & J Sportswear, she was the cherished daughter of the late Serafino and Maria (Natale) Bocchino, the beloved wife of the late Herbert C. Belmonte, dear sister of Felcia Difeo of East Boston and her late husband, Alessandro, Julia Delli Gatti of Pennsylvania and her late husband, Armando, Amato Bocchino of East Boston and his late wife, Anna, David Bocchino and his fiancé, Donna Sorbera of New York and the late Michael and Geraldine Bocchino. She is also survived by several nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.
Family and friends honored Phyllis’s life by gathering at Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, 262 Beach St. Revere on Friday, May 13 and again on Saturday morning, May 14 before leaving in procession to Sacred Heart Church, 45 Brooks St., East Boston for a Funeral Mass that was celebrated in her honor. Interment was in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. For online guest book please visit www.vazzafunerals.com.
Of Revere, formerly of East Boston
Thomas Cali, of Revere, formerly East Boston, passed away peacefully on Sunday, May 15 at 88 years of age.
Thomas was a member of the Revere Elks, the Merritt Club, the Civic Club and many local community groups.
The devoted husband of the late Marilyn (Healey) Cali, he was the beloved father of Edward DiLorenzo of Revere, Cindy Larkin and her husband, Rober, of Reading, Jodi DiLorenzo of Revere, Cheryle Carson and her husband, Kenneth of Tennessee; dear brother of Frank Cali and his wife, Sheila of East Boston, Jeannette Redford and her husband, Bill of East Boston, Robert Cali and his wife, Elaine and the late Rocco Cali and his surviving, wife Gina, Benjamin Cali and his wife, Lorraine, Philip Cali and his wife, Phyllis, Katherine Stella and her husband, Jerry, Gloria Manning, Rose Rice and James Cali and his surviving wife, Alberta. He was the longtime companion of Deborah Morano, cherished grandfather of Mallorie, Robert, Marlisa, Bobby, Edward, Nicole and Jade; treasured great-grandfather of Tyler, Brantley and Jordan and is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.
Family and friends will honor Thomas’s life by gathering at Sacred Heart Parish, East Boston on Wednesday, May 25 from 10 to 11 a.m. for a memorial visitation. Services will conclude with a Memorial Mass to be held in the Parish at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Thomas’s name to the Alzheimer’s Association, 309 Waverly Oaks Rd, Waltham MA 02452. To leave an online condolence visit www.ruggieromh.com.
Of Malden, formerly of Saugus and Revere
Ronald J. Murray of Malden, formerly of Saugus and Revere, passed away on May 12.
The loving son of the late Arthur and Lillian (Granese) Murray, he was the devoted father of Ronald Murray III and his wife, Arline of Saugus, Denene Fenton and her husband, Greg of Hernando Beach FL and the late Ronald Jr.; dear brother of Mary Ann Burcham and her husband, Raymond of Florida and the late William “Red” Murray and his surviving wife, Bernice “Bunny” of Winthrop and the cherished grandfather of Devin Murray, Nina Murray and Kailee Fenton. He is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.
In celebration of Ron’s life, a memorial service will be held on Saturday, May 21 from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home North Shore Chapel, 10 Chestnut Street, Peabody. To leave an online condolence visit www.ruggieromh.com.