Obituaries 08-30-2023

Alberta Marino

Grandmother Was Her Greatest Title

Funeral Services were held privately in the Vertuccio Smith & Vazza, Beechwood Home for Funerals in Revere for Alberta A. Marino, 76, who passed away on August 16.

Born in East Boston, the daughter of Albert and Susan “Susie” (Fontana) Marino, she was raised in East Boston and was a graduate of East Boston High School. Alberta was a mother who showed unwavering love and devotion to her only child, her daughter, Marina. As she was awarded her greatest title,

Grandmother, she became just as devoted to her grandchildren and was extremely proud of them. Her grandchildren will hold happy memories and they have gained a guardian angel for the rest of their lives. Alberta worked for a number of years at Tello’s in East Boston. She was a proud lifelong resident of East Boston and she enjoyed reading and playing video poker for hours at a time.

The devoted mother of Marina Costello of East Boston, she was the cherished grandmother of Joshua Costello and Jared Costello, both of Marshfield and Teri Palma, serving in the U.S. Navy in San Diego, California. She was the treasured sister of John Marino.       

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Nicola Giorgione

Of East Boston

Nicola Giorgione of East Boston, formerly of Italy, passed away on August 24.

The loving son of Liberato and the late Giusseppina (Ciano) Giorgione, he was the devoted husband of Quintina Giorgione of East Boston, devoted father of Pauline Coleman, dear brother of Anna Girogione and Lucia Granado and her husband, Jose of East Boston, cherished grandfather of Waleed and Nasser, adored uncle of Marco, Luigi and Alexander and fond great uncle of Giovanni.

Family and friends will honor Nicola’s life by gathering at the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home, East Boston on Thursday, August 31, from 8 to 11 a.m. before leaving in procession to Sacred Heart Church in East Boston for a 12 noon Funeral Mass. Services will conclude with Nicola being laid to rest at Woodlawn Cemetery in Everett.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Nicola’s name may be made to Kidney Research Center, Massachusetts General Hospital, 165 Cambridge St., Suite 302, Boston MA 02114.

John A. Barbero

Retired Tugboat Captain

Family and friends are respectfully invited to attend visiting hours on Thursday, August 31, from 10 a.m. to 12 noon in the Vertuccio Smith & Vazza Beechwood Home for Funerals, 262 Beach St., Revere for John A. Barbero who died unexpectedly in his home on Friday August 25. He was 93 years old. A funeral service will follow the visitation in the funeral home at 12 Noon. Interment with Military Honors will immediately follow in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. 

John was born on June 9, 1930 in East Boston to the late John and Catherine (Ricciardelli) Barbero. One of five children, he was raised in East Boston and educated in Boston Public Schools. He was a graduate of Boston English High School, Class of 1947. Following High School, John attended Newman Preparatory School and then decided to enlist in the United States Army. He proudly served his country and was honorably discharged.

He married Nancy (Socci) on August 22, 1954. The couple remained in East Boston and several years later they welcomed their only child, their daughter, Catherine “Cathy.” 

John held his Maritime License and worked on boats for all his working career. He worked his way up through the ranks on tug boats, steadily rising to the top position as Captain. He navigated tug boats throughout Boston Harbor and the northeast for several companies such as Perini Corporation, Hydro Dredging Company and lastly, Boston Towing & Transportation (a division of the Reinauer Transportation Companies), from which he retired. John was dedicated and passionate about his work and thoroughly enjoyed his years on the water. 

At a young age, John was taught the trades of plumbing, electrical work and general carpentry.  Fifty plus years ago, upon purchasing his current home, John gutted and renovated the property doing everything from building and installing the cabinetry, doing all of the plumbing and electrical work, installing drop ceilings, windows and flooring, painting, wallpapering, etc.   And all of this work was done during down time from his full time job on the boats. 

He also had a “green thumb” and a knack for growing flowers and plants. He enjoyed listening to music, one of his favorite singers being Dean Martin.  He enjoyed playing piano, doing home projects, watching classic movies, documentaries, the history channel, true crime shows and a good western. He was always eager to help family, friends and neighbors.

The beloved husband of 66 years of the late Nancy L. (Socci) Barbero, he was the loving father of Catherine L. “Cathy” Liberatore and her husband, Robert R. of Wilmington; cherished grandfather of Anthony J. Liberatore of Boston’s North End; dear brother of the late Gilda M. Albanese and her late husband, John, the late Rose Ricciardelli and her late husband, John, the late James Barbero and his late wife, Julia and the late Eleanor Barbero. He is also lovingly survived by several Barbero and Socci nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.

From your daughter, rest in peace my beautiful Father.  I will carry you forever in my heart.  Until we meet again.

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to: The American Heart Association 300 5th Ave. Waltham, MA 02451 or St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

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Funeral arrangements entrusted to the care and direction of the Vertuccio Smith & Vazza, Beechwood Home for Funeral, Revere.

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