Homemaker, Activist and Realty Proprietor
Mary (Sciola) LoRusso of North Everett died on January 16 at Bear Hill Nursing Home in Stoneham. She was 84 years old.
She was born in Orsogna, Abruzza, Italy, October 10, 1925, high on the Apennine mountain range near the Adriatic Sea. In 1934, she and her mother traveled from Naples, Italy on the cruise ship, Rex, the fastest and most luxurious liner of the day to the United States. Arriving in New York City, they stayed briefly meeting her father there and later the family traveled to Boston’s North End.
In 1941, the family moved to North Everett into their own home. In 1942 she graduated from Michael Angelo High School and then worked in the Boston area as a seamstress. She had many suitors and eventually married in June of 1945 to a highly decorated aviator, Mr. John LoRusso, who had returned home from the European air war. After honeymooning in Northern New England, the couple was transferred to the US Army Air Corp base at Sioux Falls, South Dakota for eventual departure to the west coast. However, with VJ Day, in September of 1945 and the end of World War II, they returned back east settling in Boston’s West End.
The couple began family life, raising three sons. Later, they acquired land to build their own brick cobblestone ranch in 1954 in North Everett, which was personally planned and designed by Mrs. LoRosso. Gradually, over time, several realty properties were acquired and managed successfully. She also became involved in community organizations such as St. Therese Ladies Sodality, Catholic Charities, My Brother’s Table, and the Salvation Army. At Everett’s Seniors Club, she was active in elder affairs, a member of the Everett/Malden Orsogna Club she was involved with immigrant concerns, at the Schiavo Club she organized travel ventures around the country, and with the Melrose VFW Armory Post, she was an advocate for disabled veterans.
In her younger days she enjoyed traveling around North America and Europe. She was fond of dining, music, culinary arts, gardening, family, and faith. Her motto was do good, be charitable, have empathy.
She was the beloved wife for 53 years to the late John A. LoRusso; dearest mother of Joseph A. LoRusso of Stoneham, Richard J. LoRusso and his wife, Jo Anne, of New Orleans, LA, John A. LoRusso and his wife, Camille, of Dracut; cherished grandmother of Dina Overland and her husband, Dean, and Kathryn LoRusso, all of Metairie, LA; loving sister of Anthony "Tony" Sciola and his wife, Charlotte, of Wenham, and Luciano "Sonny" Sciola and his wife, Grace, of Saugus. She is also survived by many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend her funeral from the J.F. Ward Funeral Home, 772 Broadway, Everett, on Thursday, January 21 at 9 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Anthony of Padua Church, 250 Revere St., Revere, at 10 a.m. Visiting hours will be held at the Funeral Home today, Wednesday, from 4 to 8 p.m. Entombment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to Mass General Hospital Cancer Center, 165 Cambridge St., Suite 600, Boston, MA 02114; or to the charity of your choice. For online guest book visit www.legacy.com
Rita Gertrude Kamholz
Of Florida, formerly of East Boston
Rita Gertrude Kamholz of Indialantic, Florida, formerly of East Boston, died on December 24. She was 93 years old.
She was born and lived in East Boston, came to Brevard County in 2006 and was a member of Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church.
She is survived by her son, William J. Kamholz; daughter, Denise Kamholz-Dumhamel; brothers, Edward, Raymond and Joseph Forster; three sisters, Mary Forster, Ruth Hannigan and Eugenia Nicholson; two grandchildren, Kalli Ann Kamholz-Ecker and William Robert Kamholz.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the American Diabetes Association , P.O. Box 11454, Alexandria, VA 22312. Condolences may be made to www.beachfuneralhome.com.
John ‘Red’ Gualtieri
Of Revere, formerly of East Boston
John "Red" Gualtieri of Revere, formerly of East Boston, died on January 16.
He was the beloved husband of Esther ( Maio) Gualtieri; loving father of Cheryl Catanzano and her husband, Anthony, of Wilmington, John Gualtieri Jr., Michael Gualtieri and Stacey Braid and her husband, Todd, all of Revere; dear brother of Mary McDonald of Malden, Barbara D’Arcangelo of Medford, Frances Bradford of Reading and the late Theresa Breen, Anna Del Signore and Salvatore "Sunny" Gualtieri; cherished grandfather of Alexia and Hallie Catanzano, Serena and Karissa Gualtieri and Shaunna Braid.
His Funeral will be held from Vazza’s "Beechwood" Funeral Home, 262 Beach Street, Revere Thursday at 9:30 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in the Immaculate Conception Church at 10:30 a.m. Family and friends may visit today, Wednesday, from 4 to 8 p.m. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery.
Boston Housing Authority retiree
Ruth A. (Kelly) Santiano died in Orient Heights, East Boston on January 14. She was 88 years old.
She was a Boston Housing Authority retiree and a member of the "Courageous Generation" of St. Joseph-St. Lazarus Parish, OHEB.
The beloved wife of 52 years of Thomas W. Santiano, she was the devoted mother of Mary F. McIntosh of Orient Heights, East Boston; dear sister of Dorothea Anderton of Weymouth and the late Mary Sinibaldi and William Kelly; cherished grandmother of Paul W. Dunn and his wife, Dolores, of Sutton, MA and Brian D. Dunn and his wife, Linda, of Marshfield. She is also lovingly survived by her great grandchildren, Tristan E. and Tyler W. Dunn and Rachael C. Cleary-Dunn and several nieces and nephews.
Family and friends are invited to visit with the family today, Wednesday, January 20 in the Vertuccio Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Rt. 107), Revere from 8:30 to 9:45 a.m. followed by the funeral service in the funeral home at 10 a.m. Burial will be at Mass National Cemetery, Bourne at 1 p.m. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to Sutton Preservation, 124 Singletary Ave., Sutton, MA 01590, Attn: Paul W. Dunn or to Magical Moon Foundation, 575 Summer St., Marshfield, MA 02050-5926, Attn. Donna Green.
Worked for the RMV
Ida (Miraglia) Cangiano of East Boston died on January 14.
She was a graduate of East Boston High School, Class of 1940, and worked for the Registry of Motor Vehicles.
She was the beloved wife of the late Archille M. "Archie" Cangiano with whom she shared 59 years of marriage; loving mother of Carmille Cangiano of New Hampshire and Jerry Cangiano of East Boston; cherished grandmother of Michelle, Michael, and Marc Cangiano; sister in law of Flora Whealton; loving aunt of Christine Whealton Lawrence; dear sister of Rose Chifilo of East Boston and the late Theresa Ianello, Natalie DiGregorio, Mary Marcantonio, Joseph, John and Louis Miraglia.
Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Vazza’s "Beechwood" Funeral Home, Revere. Burial was in Holy Cross Cemetery Malden. For guest book, please visit: www.vazzafunerals.com.
Domenica Noe, 96
East Boston resident
Domenica Noe of East Boston died peacefully at home in her sleep on January 6.
She was a wonderful daughter, wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. She lived her life as a hard working, intelligent, honest and religious woman who God has taken home. Our hearts are broken and we will miss her every day. Your prayers at this time are greatly appreciated.
Her wish was to have no public viewing and a private funeral.
Of Florida and Burlington
Gilbert "Gil" A. Trabucco of Orlando, FL and Burlington died on January 12.
He was the beloved husband of Phyllis L. (George); loving father of Daniel and his wife, Linda, of Burlington and the late Gilbert Trabucco; grandfather of Joseph Trabucco of Burlington and Brianna Trabucco of Maine; brother of Robert Dantona and his wife, Bea, of Wakefield and the late Joseph "Junior" Trabucco, Jr. and Joseph Dantona; brother-in-law of Anna Trabucco of East Boston and Dorothy Sava of Winthrop. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews.
Funeral arrangements were by the Edward V. Sullivan Funeral Home, Burlington. Burial was in Pine Haven Cemetery, Burlington. Memorials in his name may be made to Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation, 1332 North Halsted Street, Suite 201, Chicago, Illinois 60642. For obituary and online guestbook see www.sullivanfuneralhome.net and/or www.saintmargaretschurch.net
Of Revere, formerly of East Boston
Josephine (Gennari) Screnci of Revere, formerly of East Boston, died on January 12.
She was the beloved wife of the late Salvatore P. Screnci with whom she shared 54 years of marriage; loving mother of Diane Beatrice and her husband, James, of Revere and Sheila Cedrone and her husband, Richard, of Salem; dear sister of the late Vincent and Guido Gennari; cherished grandmother of Melissa Burrill and her husband, Gregory, and the late Jared Cedrone; great grandmother of Madison, Declan and Alex Burrill; fond aunt of many nieces and nephews.
Funeral arrangements were by Vazza’s "Beechwood Funeral Home, Revere. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made in Mrs. Screnci’s name to the Hospice of North Shore, the Kaplan House, 75 Sylvan St., Suite B-102, Danvers, MA 1923. For guest book, please visit: www.vazzafunerals.com.
Of Revere, formerly of East Boston
Salvatore P. Zingariello of Revere died on January 12.
He was the beloved husband of Concetta U. (DeSimone) of Revere; devoted father of Carmine, Cristian and Marco Zingariello, all of Revere; dear brother of Anna Nardiello of Revere, Asunta and Alberto Zingariello of Italy and the late Alberto and Vincenzo Zingariello.
Funeral arrangements were by the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, Revere. Burial was in Holy Cross Cemetery. For guestbook please visit: www.Buonfiglio.com
Of Wilmington, formerly of East Boston
Dorothy R. (Blangio) Capozzi of Wilmington, formerly of East Boston, died on January 11.
She was the beloved wife of the late James V. Capozzi; devoted mother of James M. Capozzi and his wife, Debra, of Wilmington, Robert J. Capozzi and his wife, Wendy Wiberg, of North Reading, Carl W. Capozzi and his wife, Nancy, of Pennsylvania, Paul P. Capozzi and his wife, Julie, of Lawrence; loving grandmother of Alexis, Matthew, Tesha, Maxwell, Lisa, Alessandra, and Taryn; sister of Lillian Colucci of Wakefield, the late Michael, John, Albert, and Charles Blangio.
Funeral arrangements were by the Dello Russo Funeral Home, Wilmington. Burial was at Wildwood Cemetery, Wilmington. It has been requested that in lieu of flowers memorial contributions be made in her memory to Boston Catholic TV, PO Box 9196, 34 Chestnut St., Watertown, MA 02471. For obituary and guest book www.dellorusso.net
Laura A. (Pinkos) Bogdanski of Medford died peacefully at home on January 12. She was 34 years old.
She was the loving wife of Alexander Bogdanski; cherished daughter of Joseph F. and Mary (Welsh) Pinkos; devoted sister of Joseph D. Pinkos of Wilmington and David M. Pinkos of Woburn and dear granddaughter of Anna Pinkos of Texas.
Burial was private. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made in her name to the MCPHS-Laura Bogdanski Scholarship c/o Office of Development, 179 Longwood Ave. Boston, MA 02115. Dello Russo Family Funeral Homes 781-396-9200 Medford-Woburn-Wilmington www.dellorusso.net
Of East Boston, formerly of Revere
Richard J. Addario of East Boston, formerly of Revere, died suddenly on January 11.
He was the beloved husband of Ellie (Dennehy); father of Carmen Addario and his wife, Phyllis, of Beverly, Lori Addario of Lynn and Nicole Dennehy of East Boston; brother of Nicholas of No. Reading, Steven and his wife, Elizabeth, of Lynn and the late Carmen Addario; grandfather of Jessica, Anthony, Amanda, Gianna and Joseph and great-grandfather of Alyssa, Madyson, Emily and Joshua.
Funeral arrangements were by the Magrath Funeral Home, East Boston. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery.
Carmella Pepe of Winthrop died on January 10.
She was the beloved daughter of the late Vincenzo Pepe and Antonia (Minichello) of East Boston; loving sister of the late Laurenzo, Pelligrino, Michael, John, Philomena, Mary and Rita Lorenza; dear aunt of Richard Pepe of Winthrop, Annette Pepe of Bridgewater, Joyce Ann Pepe of Revere and the late John Pepe of Newburyport and is also survived by many great-nieces and nephews.
Memorial donations in her name may be made to: The Perkins School for the Blind, 175 North Boston Street, Watertown, MA, 02472. Funeral arrangements are by The Kirby-Rapino Memorial Home 617-569-0305
Caterina ‘Terina’ Mannone
Caterina "Terina" (Valenti) Mannone of Revere, formerly of East Boston and Marsala Sicily, died on January 11.
The beloved wife of Giacomo Mannone with whom she shared 63 years of marriage, she was the loving mother of Filomena "Fina" Mannone, Sebastiano "Sebio" Mannone, Salvatore "Sal" Mannone and Massimo "Max" Mannone and his wife, Lauren, all of Revere, Vincent "Enzo" Mannone and his wife, Annette, of Gloucester and the late Antonino "Nino" Mannone and his wife, Antonette, of Everett; dear sister of Sara Carbone of Quincy, Rose Migliore, Pasquale Valenti and Tomaso Valenti, all of Florida; cherished grandmother of 15 and great grandmother of 13.
Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Vazza’s "Beechwood" Funeral Home, Revere. Burial was in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. For guest book, www.vazzafunerals.com.