Obituaries 08-03-2022

Elizabeth Bennett

Retiree of the Mass. Department of Transitional Assistance

Elizabeth A. Bennett of East Boston, formerly of Brighton, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her loving family on July 29.

Elizabeth worked for over 50 years for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Department of Transitional Assistance. 

The loving daughter of the late Peter and Anna  (Gillhooly) Wynn, she was the devoted mother of Elizabeth, Lillian and Robert Bennett of East Boston and Ronald Bennett and his wife, Tina of Connecticut; dear sister of the late Mary and Catherine Guresh, Theresa Guillaume, John Wynn and Peter “Joe” Wynn; adored grandmother of Robert and Rebecca Bennett, Paul and Caryn Bennett, Laura and Jered Kraszewski and Andrea Bennett and cherished great grandmother of Dom, Shawmut and Nova Bennett and Stella Kraszewski. She is also survived by many living nieces and nephews. 

The Bennett family requests that visitation and funeral services be attended by family only.  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations be made to Care Dimensions Hospice, 75 Sylvan St., Suite B-102 Danvers ,Ma 01923. Funeral arrangements under the care of Ruggiero Family Memorial Home, East Boston and North Shore of Boston. To leave an online condolence, visit

Henry Famolare

Mass Port Authority Retiree

Friends and family attended a Memorial Mass on Monday, August 1 at St. Lazarus Church, 59 Ashley St., East Boston for Henry A. Famolare, who passed away peacefully at his home in Saugus on July 23 at the age of 79.

Henry retired from the Massachusetts Port Authority as a heavy equipment operator.

Henry was a happy simple man who loved life and lived it to its fullest. He is a man who will be remembered and missed by all.

The cherished grandson of the late Ruth and John Famolare of East Boston, he was the father of Marla (Famolare) Mottola Marino and her husband, Joseph of Saugus, adored grandfather of Jason Mottola and Nicholas Marino, both of Saugus, Dante’ Mottola and his wife, Christine of Sandown, NH. and Nicholas Mottola of Lynn and the former husband of the late Marie (Iannaccone) Famolare, Clair White and Dolores Villa. 

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Mark “Al” Hancock

Of Maine, formerly of East Boston

Mark “Al” J. Hancock of Lewiston, Maine, formerly of East Boston, passed away on July 30. 

The loving son of Lawrence and Karen (Foster) Hancock of East Boston, he was the dear brother of Deanne Hancock, Michelle Seaman and husband Robert and Lawrence Hancock Jr. and cherished uncle of Julia Hancock. He is also survived by many loving aunts, uncles and cousins as well as a host of loyal, dedicated friends and a special thank you to Shane Pontoo. 

Family and friends will honor Mark’s life by gathering at the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home, 971 Saratoga Street, Boston on Thursday, August 4 from 5 to 7 p.m. and again on Friday morning at Woodlawn Cemetery in Everett for a committal service at 11 a.m. Please meet directly at the cemetery. To leave an online condolence, visit

Linda Costa

Devoted Wife and Mother; Retired Telephone Workers Union Bank Teller

Funeral Services were held on August 2, in the Vertuccio & Smith, Home for Funerals for Linda J. (Murray) Costa, 75, who died peacefully on Wednesday, July 27 surrounded by her loving family at her home in Lynnfield following a long illness. Interment was in Puritan Lawn Memorial Park, Peabody.

Linda was born and raised in Lynn and educated in Lynn Public Schools. She was married in 1964 to Jackie Costa and the couple settled in East Boston where they began their life together and started their family. Linda was a devoted and loving wife and mother.

She proudly raised her four children and took great pride in doing so. In addition, she also worked full time as a bank teller for the Telephone Workers Credit Union in both the Boston and Stoneham locations.

Linda and her husband later moved to Wakefield and eventually to Lynnfield.

She was happiest at home and enjoying her family being together. She was known for her great cooking and looked forward to preparing many meals over the years for her family. She will be truly missed.

The beloved wife of 58 years to John J. “Jackie” Costa of Lynnfield, formerly of East Boston, she was the loving mother of Cynthia L. Lander and her husband, Mark of Peabody, Linda J. Costa of Wakefield, David J. Costa of Lynnfield and the late Michael J. Costa; the cherished grandmother of Rebecca Costa of Wakefield, Christine Lander, Joseph Lander and John Lander, all of Peabody and great grandmother of Dominic; dear sister of the late Patricia Patrazza. She is also lovingly survived by her two nephews and her faithful Boston Terrier, “Molly.”

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

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