Obituaries 01-11-2023

Anthony Joseph Staropoli

Everyone’s Favorite Uncle

Anthony Joseph “Tony” Staropoli passed away on January 2 at the age of 94. He died in the comfort of his home under hospice care. 

Tony, a lifelong resident of East Boston, was born on February 28, 1928. He was the third child of Giuseppe and Giuseppina Staropoli who were from the Calabria region of Italy. He was predeceased by siblings: Michaelangelo Staropoli, Delia Trainor and Rita McDonald. He is survived by his sister, Jean Staropoli and an extended family of many nieces and nephews.  

Tony was everyone’s favorite uncle. He has been described by some as an icon of an era gone by. He worked at NECCO Candy Factory when it was in Cambridge for 52 years. Tony was a sun-worshiper and spent many hours sunbathing and swimming at local beaches: Constitution and Revere Beach. 

Family and friends will honor Tony’s life by gathering at the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home, 971 Saratoga Street, (Orient Heights) East Boston, on Thursday, January 12 from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated for Anthony’s life in St. John the Evangelist Church, 320 Winthrop Street, Winthrop at 11:30 a.m. and Anthony will be laid to rest at Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. 

Donations may be made in Tony’s name to the East Boston Neighborhood Health Center, c/o Development Department 4th floor, 20 Maverick Square, East Boston, MA 02128. To leave an online condolence visit

Anthony Albano

Despite Many Health Challenges, He Forged Forward and Lived His Best Life

Family and friends are respectfully invited to attend a Funeral Mass to be celebrated today, January 11 at 11 a.m. at St. Anthony of Padua Church, 250 Revere St, Revere for Anthony J. Albano, 41, who died in the presence of his loving family on Wednesday, January 4 at the Brigham & Women’s Hospital in Boston, following a lifelong battle with Marfan Syndrome. Please go directly to the church. Interment will be held privately.

Anthony was born on May 23, 1981 in Boston, to his late parents Anthony J. Albano and Diane (Galvin) Albano. He was raised in Jeffries Point, East Boston along with his three sisters. Anthony was a proud alumnus of Savio Prep High School, Class of 2000. He continued his education at North Shore Community College where he earned an associate degree in Computer Science. Anthony was a man who was faced with many challenges throughout his life with his health and the effects of his debilitating disease. This did not get him down, nor did it stop him, Anthony forged forward and lived his best life.

He had incredible support from his immediate family, friends, extended family and, of course, his wife and daughter.

Anthony was married to Kelly (Levine) on September 21, 2013. He was blessed to have had the fulfillment of marriage, but most of all,  his pride and joy, was the birth of his daughter Raelyn.

Anthony worked as a CORI Analyst for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts for the Department of Children & Family. He was also the rhythm guitarist for his band “Stock 7.” Playing with his band was a passion of

his, as well as photography. Anthony had an eye to capture through a photo lens.

Anthony was a generous man who lived his life with integrity, honor and self-respect. This is another enormous loss for the Albano family. He was greeted by his parents in heaven and will forever be loved and remembered by all who loved him.

The beloved husband of Kelly A. (Levine) Albano of Lynn, he was the loving and best father to Raelyn Michelle; the cherished brother of Andrea Hallahan and her husband, Tim of Lynnfield, Antoinette Lefevre and her husband, Matt of Marlboro and Bianca Claybourn of Saugus; the treasured uncle of Alixandrea, Riley and Shane Hallahan and Emma Lefevre. He is also lovingly survived by his best friend and “Brother” Joe Lombardi of Middleton and many special aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

The family would like to send a special acknowledgement to all of the doctors, nurses and staff at Boston Children’s Hospital & Brigham & Women’s Hospital, for all the attention, care and support provided the life of Anthony, they are forever grateful.

Anthony’s greatest aspiration was to provide for his family and ensure his daughter would thrive and be supported. To honor Anthony’s wish, please OMIT flowers, make a contribution to Memorial For Anthony J. Albano c/o Rockland Trust Bank, 575 Broadway, Revere, MA 02151.

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Funeral arrangements entrusted to the care and direction of Vertuccio & Smith / Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, Revere.

Richard M. Santoro

Formerly of East Boston

Richard M. Santoro of Winthrop formerly of East Boston, passed away on January 9, 2023. Loving son of the late Angelo and Ida (Laurano) Santoro. Beloved husband of Judith (Austin) Santoro of 50 years. Loving father of Alyssa Santoro of Winthrop and Meghan Santoro of Revere. Dear brother of John Santoro and wife Maria, Steve Santoro and wife Delia, Carol Santoro, Paul Santoro OFM, Anthony Santoro and wife Sharon, Michael Santoro and wife Sara, Angela Kelleher and husband Joe. Cherished brother in law of Beatrice (Austin) Leo, Patti (Austin) and husband Steve Maruzzi. Adored Nicholas, Cameron Paradis, Michael, Zaliah Chaves. Family and friends will honor Richard’s life by gathering at the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home, 971 Saratoga Street (Orient Heights), East Boston, on Thursday, January 12, 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM and again on Friday morning at 8:30 AM before leaving in procession to Sacred Heart Church in East Boston. Services will conclude with Richard being laid to rest at Winthrop Cemetery, Belle Isle Section. To leave an online condolence visit

Salvatore Murano

Voted 1992 Veteran of the Year, Chief Grand Marshall of the 2002 Columbus Day Parade.

Salvatore Murano of East Boston passed away surrounded by his loving family in his 102nd year. 

Salvatore was a longtime employee of Wheeler Manufacturing and Logan Instruments. He was a WWII Veteran, who served overseas in Italy in 1945. A past member of DAV, Chapter 77 in East Boston as well as a past member of the VFW, American Legion Post 30. Salvatore was voted 1992 Veteran of the Year and served as Chief Grand Marshall of the 2002 Columbus Day Parade. Longtime Parishioner and usher at St. Joseph-St. Lazarus Church. 

The beloved husband of the late Frances (Logiudice) Murano, he was the loving son of the late Raymond and Immaculata Murano, devoted father of Elaine and Linda Murano of East Boston, Diane Curlanis and her husband, Peter of Revere, Nancy Cacciola and her husband, James of Haverhill and Steven Murano and his better half, Irene Murray of East Boston; dear brother of the late Raymond Murano; adoring grandfather of Andrew Cacciola and his wife, Natasha, Joseph Cacciola and his wife, Katie and Christopher Curlanis; cherished great-grandfather of Ellie, Ava and Jackson Cacciola. He is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews. 

Family and friends honored Sal’s life by gathering at the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home on Sunday, January 8 and again on Monday morning, January 9 before leaving in funeral procession to St. Joseph-St. Lazarus Church, Ashley Street, East Boston for a Funeral Mass in celebration of Sal’s life. Services concluded with Sal being laid to rest at Woodlawn Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. Joseph-St. Lazarus Church, 59 Ashley St., East Boston. To leave an online condolence visit

Dorothy Curran

Choir Member Devoted to Immaculate Conception Church

Family and friends are invited to attend Visiting Hours in Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, 262 Beach St., Revere on Thursday, January 12 from 9 to 10:30 a.m. for Dorothy “Dotty” Ann (Durante) Curran, 81, who passed away on January 2 following a brief illness. She was 81 years of age. A Funeral Service will be conducted in the funeral home, following the visitation at 10:30 a.m. Interment will be private. Masks are required throughout the services.

Born in Boston, the daughter of Carlo, Sr. and Adelaide (Dorso) Durante, she was raised in East Boston and attended East Boston High School. Dorothy had a rich life; one that was full of dedication to her family, building lasting friendships, a 30-year career at Liberty Mutual and a devoted parishioner and volunteer at the Immaculate Conception Church where she was a talented member of the choir. She was also a member of the Revere Senior Center and enjoyed traveling, pursuing hobbies such as painting, Sunday dinners with her family, long phone calls, the ocean, opera, musicals and going to the ballet.

Dorothy was the beloved wife of 61 years to Daniel Curran of Revere and the loving mother of the late Alice A. Brown and the late Daniel S. Curran and his surviving wife, Alison of Hadley; cherished grandmother of Ashley M. Brown and Amanda E. Brown, both of Revere, Alex R. Curran and Michael G. Curran, both of Hadley; dear sister of Carlo Durante, Jr. and his wife, Patricia of Revere and the late Robert Durante and his surviving fiancée, Anita Belmonte of Winthrop. She is also lovingly survived by several nieces, nephews, grandnieces, grandnephews and cousins.         

To send online condolences, please visit Funeral arrangements entrusted to the care and direction of the Vertuccio & Smith / Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home.

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