Obituaries 02-01-2023

Gary Michael Daley

Long-Time Employee of Kelly’s Square Pub in East Boston

Gary Michael Daley of East Boston passed away on February 25 surrounded by his loving family. 

Gary was a long-time employee of Kelly’s Square Pub in East Boston

The loving son of Roberta (Molinaro) and the late Francis Daley, he was the beloved husband of Susan (Maguire) Daley, precious father of the late Lauren Anne, dear brother of Debbie Ferguson and her husband, Ronnie of Saugus, Valerie Moscone and her husband, Albie of Revere, Karen Marino and her husband, Frank of Clearwater, FL, Robert and Kenny Daley of East Boston, Kevin Daley and Mary Croto of Danvers, Robin Daley and Bruce Findlay of East Boston; cherished brother-in-law of Karen Maguire of Rhode Island, Kevin C. Maguire of East Hampden, Barry and Kara Maguire of Hopedale, Paula Ellis of Weymouth, Kathy Maguire of South Boston and Seamus Ellis of South Boston. He was the adored uncle of 16 nieces and nephews as well as great-uncle to seven nieces and nephews.

A memorial service honoring Gary’s life will be held at the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home, 971 Saratoga Street, on Sunday, March 5 from 2 to 5 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Gary’s name to Merrimack Valley Hospice, 360 Merrimack St Bldg #9, Lawrence, MA 01843. To leave an online condolence visit

Robert Toscano

Loved his Grandchildren

It is with cold hearts and sorrows, Robert Toscano has passed away after 76 years, following a short battle with cancer.

In typical Rob fashion, he was full of surprises up until the end. He fought with bravado, surrounded by family in his final moments. Born June 6, 1946 to his pre-deceased parents, Carmine and Mary. His pre-deceased wife, Patty Toscano, you’re a waiting Saint. His brothers Roy, Stevie still here and dear, but Vinny, we miss you too. His three children didn’t consent to the roller coaster ride that his life abided.

They raised seven amazing grand daughters: Kyrie, Brittany, Jayme, Autumn, Bobbi, Bella, Emily, and one great-granddaughter Scarlett. Know that you’re the greatest product of Rob’s life. To all those who knew him, friends and family, know you got a pair of sunglasses out of the deal. Likely a steal with Rob.

He worked as an optician throughout his life. His journey was difficult, and often misunderstood, but he was greatly loved by all he came in contact with.

He doesn’t want your thoughts or prayers. Or even your money.

Rob said kick rocks. His family wishes that you recall the good times with him.

Any money you have, please consider a donation to the American Cancer Society or scratch tickets. Don’t try his numbers, we already know they’re bad luck.

Gaetano “Danny” Festa

June 2, 1929 – February 23, 2023

Family and friends are respectfully invited to attend visiting hours on Thursday, March 2 from 4 to 8 p.m. in the Vertuccio, Smith, and Vazza Beechwood Home for Funerals, 262 Beach Street, Revere for Gaetano “Danny” Festa who died on Thursday, February 23rd surrounded by his loving family at the Kaplan Family Hospice in Danvers following a brief illness. He was 93 years old. His funeral will be conducted from the funeral home on Friday at 9 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass at 10 a.m. in St. Anthony of Padua Church, 250 Revere Street, Revere, immediately followed by interment with Military Honors in Woodlawn Cemetery.  

Gaetano D. “Danny” Festa was born in East Boston on June 2, 1929 to his late parents, Gabriel R. and Edith (Marciano) Festa. He was raised in Everett with his brother and three sisters and was a graduate of Everett High School, Class of 1946.

After graduation, Danny successfully enlisted in the United States Army at the end of the Second World War. It was his second try after being caught when he was 16 trying to prematurely enlist. He proudly served his country overseas in Kyushu, Japan and returned home after being honorably discharged.

Danny was recognized for his service to WWII on a military plaque in Everett Square and most recently was recognized by the Boston City Council for his United States Army service and long standing service to the East Boston Community. A street sign was recently placed near his home which reads “Gaetano “Danny” Festa Way.”

On January 30, 1949, Danny married the love of his life, Mary (Moscatelli) and the couple moved to East Boston, where they raised their family and remained.

Danny was noted for his larger than life personality, biggest heart and funniest man in town! Danny was extremely talented and had an innate ability to fix just about anything. His lifelong career was as a TV repair man. He owned and operated

his own business, Middlesex TV Repair in Somerville. He had a superior reputation and was always known for being prompt and fair.

In his free time, he enjoyed watching baseball, basketball and Fox News. He was a diehard Yankee’s fan, much to the chagrin of his nephews! He also loved horse racing. He would frequent the racetracks and also enjoyed the races on TV.  Danny loved playing the lottery and scratching tickets, he also enjoyed frequent visits to the casino.

He was all about family, he cherished his children, his granddaughters, and his three great grandchildren and one great, great grandchild with unconditional love in his heart.

He was the beloved husband of 65 years to the late Mary (Moscatelli) Festa; the loving father of Denise  Festa Viscardi and her husband, Michael of Foxboro, the late Ret. Lt. of the Suffolk County Sheriff’s Dept. Gabriel “Stevie” Festa, the late Olga Ann Festa and the late Michelle Festa Fiorentino; the cherished grandfather of Danielle Santana and her husband, Val of New York and Deanna Festa of East Boston; the great grandfather of Sierra Santiago and her partner, Jovanny Iglesia, Sofia Finau , Julian Santana and the great great grandfather of Mateo Santiago Iglesia. He was the brother of Karyn Russo and her husband, Michael of Everett, the late John Festa and his wife, Phyllis, the late Marilyn Gaylardi and her husband, Joseph and the late Judith Storella and her husband, Larry. He is also lovingly survived by his son in law Jeffrey Fiorentino and by many loving nieces, nephews, grandnieces, and grandnephews.

In lieu of flowers, remembrance donations may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. For online guestbook, please visit: 

Vincent Francis Lauretano

Of East Boston, formerly of the North End

Vincent Francis Lauretano of East Boston, formerly of the North End, passed away on February 26. 

The beloved husband of Karen (Kane) Lauretano, he was the devoted father of Lisa Kowlasky and her husband, Bill and Vincent Lauretano Jr.; dear brother of the late Salvatore Lauretano and his surviving spouse, Carol; cherished uncle of Christine Lauretano and Joanne Vano and adored grandfather of William. 

Family and friends will honor Vincent’s life by gathering at the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home, 971 Saratoga St., East Boston on Friday, March 3 from 12 noon to 2 p.m. A prayer service will be held at 1:30 p.m. in our serenity chapel. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Vincent’s name may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis TN 38105. To leave an online condolence visit

Pasqualino Turavani

Of Chelsea, formerly of East Boston and Italy

Pasqualino “Pat” Turavani of Chelsea, formerly of East Boston and Italy, passed away unexpectedly on February 23. 

He was the loving son of Onorato and Cristina (Chilante) Turavani and devoted father of Giana Turavani of Winthrop and Kenneth Cummings of Tennessee, longtime companion of Gail Tarmy; dear brother of Luciano Turavani of Maine, Angelo Turavani of Italy, David Turavani of Maine and Annamaria Williams of Everett and is also survived by many loving nieces, nephews and his adored feline, Tinkerbell.  Family and friends will honor Pat’s life by gathering at the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home, 971 Saratoga St., East Boston, on Saturday, March 4 from 1 to 3 p.m.  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to help offset the funeral costs. To make a donation, please visit: To leave an online condolence, visit

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