Obituaries 02-15-2023

Theresa DiPerre

Of Winthrop

Theresa (Straccamoro) DiPerre of Winthrop passed away on February 6.

The beloved wife of the late Gesamino DiPerre, she was the devoted step-mother of Robbin DiPerre and wife, Charlotte, Wanda Morell and husband, Jim, Dennis DiPerre, Brian DiPerre and the late Kevin DiPerre, Deloris Hennessey and her surviving husband, Stephen; dear sister of the late Barbara Palmucci, Helen Larkin, Louis Straccamoro and Steven DiPerre; adored grandmother of nine grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild.

She is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.

Family and friends will honor Theresa’s life by gathering at the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home, 971 Saratoga Street, Orient Heights, East Boston today, Wednesday, February 15 from 9 to 11 a.m. followed by an 11 a.m. prayer service in our serenity chapel. Services will conclude with Theresa being laid to rest with her beloved husband at Holy Cross Cemetery in Malden. To leave an online condolence, visit

Ernest Manfra

Of East Boston

Ernest “Ernie” Manfra of East Boston passed away peacefully on February 6 at 91 years of age. 

The beloved husband of Carole (Brazell) Manfra, he was the devoted father of Ernest and Debra of Revere, Chris of East Boston, Lori Coviello Manfra and her husband, Richard of Peabody and Paul Manfra of Saugus; dear brother of Josephine DeSimone of Millis and the late Constance Turco; cherished grandfather of Deena Internicola Manfra of Topsfield, Matthew and Nicholas of Revere and Alexis and Michael of Peabody and treasured great-grandfather of Joseph, Gia, Sabrina, and Viviana of Topsfield. He is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.

Services were held on Friday, February 10 and Ernie was laid to rest at Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. For more information or to leave an online condolence, please visit

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