Of Chelsea, formerly of East Boston
Louise B. Taromino of Chelsea, formerly of East Boston, died on April 24.
She was the devoted daughter of the late Joseph and Louise (Volta) Taromino-Ferraro; beloved sister of Anthony J. and his wife, Rosemary (Barrett) Taromino, of Virginia and is also survived by many dear friends and cousins.
She unselfishly devoted herself to her mothers’ care for several years, before her passing in 2005.
Services were held.
Of Lynn, formerly of East Boston
Virginia M (Manzo) Rogers of Lynn, formerly of East Boston, died on April 29.
She was the beloved wife of more than 57 Years to George Rogers of Lynn; devoted mother of George Jr of Lynn and is also survived by her dear sister, Mary Bottaro of Saugus.
A graveside service was held on May 3 in St. Michael’s Cemetery, Boston with arrangements by Ruggiero Mazzarella Memorial Home, East Boston.
Former Finance Manager for Pride Lincoln of Lynn
Gennaro C. Alario of Revere died on April 28 while driving his wife from Salem. Though he had been in failing cardiac health for the past 10 years, his death was most unexpected. He was 50 years old.
Born and raised in East Boston, he moved to Revere with his family in 1966 and graduated from Revere High School, Class of 1977. Until his illness, he worked in the auto financing business. For many years, he was the Finance Manager for Pride Lincoln of Lynn and for several other auto dealerships on Lynn’s Lynnway.
He was the beloved husband of 30 years of Susan F. (Capozzi); devoted father of April M. Alario of Cambridge and Anthony J. Alario of Revere; dear godson and cousin to Julie Raftery and her husband, Robert, Anthony Tammaro and his wife, Jeannette, John and Leonard Tammaro, all of Revere; cherished son of the late Orazio A. and Corine M. (Romano) Alario.
Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, Revere. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. Remembrances may be made to your favorite charity.
Worked at Charlestown Navy Yard
Francis J. Powers of Somerville died on May 1.
A US Navy veteran of World War II, he worked as an Electronic Engineer at the Charlestown Navy Yard from 1952 to 1987.
He was the beloved husband of the late Catherine (McGonagle); loving father of Eddie Powers of East Boston, Cathy Rooney of North Reading, Carol Powers, Sharon McSorley and Michael Powers, all of Somerville, Debbie Patz, Winnie Barrasso and Kim Medeiros, all of Wilmington, Donna Georgiou of Malden, Kelly Fulgione of Stoneham, and the late Kerry and Francis Powers; brother of Addison Powers and the late Joseph, George and Ernest Powers. He is also survived by 16 grandchildren and one great grandson.
Funeral arrangements were by the George L. Doherty Funeral Home, Somerville. Burial was in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Mt. Auburn Hospital, 330 Mount Auburn Street, Cambridge, MA 02138 Attn: Community Relations. For more information visit www.dohertyfuneralservice.com
Richard Sarro Sr.
Of Medford, formerly of East Boston
Richard C. Sarro Sr. of Medford, formerly of Boston’s North End and East Boston, died on April 29.
A US Army veteran of the Korean War, he was the beloved husband of Joanne (Luisi) Sarro; devoted father of Richard C. Sarro, Jr. and his wife, Franca and Camille Sarro Forziati, all of Medford, and the late Antonio Anthony Sarro; loving grandfather of Felicia and Michelle Forziati and baby Marcella Sarro; son of the late Antonio and Jennie (Curcio) Sarro; dear brother of Edward Sarro and family of New Jersey, the late Carmella LaMar, Angelina and Katherine Santilli, Rose Malerba and Josephine Davis. He is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews of the Pepicelli and Luisi families.
His Funeral will be held from the Dello Russo Funeral Home, 306 Main St., Medford, Thursday, May 6 at 9 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Joseph Church, 118 High Street, Medford, at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend. Visiting Hours are today, Wednesday, from 4 to 8 p.m. Services will conclude with burial at Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. For directions, obituary and guestbook www.dellorusso.net
Conrad & Chandler and Travelers’ Insurance retiree
Helen M. Riccio-Rich of Revere, formerly of East Boston, died on April 27 at Masconomet Nursing Healthcare of Topsfield following a brief illness. She was 94 years old.
Miss Riccio was born and raised in East Boston and lived here until moving to Revere with her family in 1941. She was the head of the Alterations Department at the former Conrad & Chandler Department Store on West Street in Boston for many years. She also worked at Travelers’ Insurance Company as a secretary until her final retirement.
She was the daughter of the late Francesco and Angiolina (Caso) Riccio; dear sister of the late Mary Passeri, Rose Riccio and Anthony Riccio; devoted aunt of Angelo F. Passeri and his wife, Catherine, of Revere, Andrew Passeri Jr. and his wife, Nancy, of Port St. Lucie, FL, Richard J. Passeri and his wife, Estelle, of Byfield, Francis Riccio of Georgetown and the late Gerald Riccio.
Burial was in the family lot at Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. Remembrances may be made to your favorite charity. Funeral arrangements were in the care of The Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals of Revere.
East Boston resident
Paul F. Poirier died in East Boston on April 28.
A US Marine Corps and US Navy veteran, he was the devoted son of the late Alphonse and Irene (McDonald) Poirier; beloved brother of the late Alfred and George Poirier and is survived by many nieces and nephews.
Funeral arrangements were by the Magrath Funeral Home, East Boston. Burial was at the Massachusetts National Cemetery.
Thomas MacLellan Sr.
Of East Boston, formerly of Revere
Thomas M. MacLellan Sr. of East Boston, formerly of Revere, died unexpectedly on April 24. He was 52 years old.
He was the beloved father of Thomas M. Jr. of Brighton and cherished son of Lorraine T. (Brondson) MacLellan of Spring Hill, Florida and the late Robert S. MacLellan; long time and caring companion to Deborah A. Barker and her family of East Boston; dear brother of Susan M. Noble and her husband, William M., of Spring Hill, Florida, John M. MacLellan of North Attleboro, David P. and his wife, Joan, of Lynn and the late Robert T. MacLellan and Stephen R. MacLellan. He is also lovingly survived by his sisters in law Diane J. MacLellan of Revere and Laura MacLellan of Everett, many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.
Funeral arrangements were by the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, Revere. Private burial was at Puritan Lawn Memorial Cemetery, Peabody.
East Boston resident
Joanne (Gilmore) Casaletto of East Boston, formerly of Revere, died on April 27.
She was the loving and devoted mother of Robert Casaletto and his wife, Leanne, of Revere; cherished grandmother of Brittany, Joseph and Jiana Casaletto.
Funeral arrangements were by Vazza’s "Beechwood" Funeral Home, Revere. Burial was private. For guest book, www.vazzafunerals.com.
Ann E. DeSisto of Revere, formerly of Malden, died suddenly, on April 27.
She was the devoted daughter of Christie A. DeSisto of Revere and Ann (Keats) DeSisto of Malden; loving sister of Patricia A. Costa of Haverhill, Frank DeSisto of Arizona, Donna E. Matthews-Brauer of Florida, Debora M. Savage-Baker of Everett, Christina L. DeSisto of Florida, Susan C. DeSisto of Everett and the late Daniel DeSisto; dear friend of James M. Mahoney of Revere; beloved niece of Sue DiRosa of Revere and cousins MaryEllen Lucia and Suzanne DiRosa. She is also survived by her many loving nieces and nephew.
Funeral arrangements were by the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, Revere. Burial was in Holy Cross Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to American Diabetes Association of MA, 330 Congress St., 5th Floor, Boston, MA 02210. For guest book please visit www.Buonfiglio.com.
Angelo ‘Scungie’ Celeste
Commander of ITAM Revere
Angelo J. "Scungie" Celeste of Revere, formerly of East Boston, died on April 27.
A US Postal Service retiree, he was the Commander of ITAM Revere and a US Army Air Force veteran of World War II.
He was the beloved husband of Elvira A. "Vera" (Monterisi) Celeste with whom he shared 67 years of marriage; loving father of Robert Celeste and his wife, Patricia, of Roslindale; dear brother of Vincent J. Celeste of Stoneham, Charles of Florida, Salvatore of West Peabody, Albert of Peabody and the late Mary Piazza, Joseph and Gaetano Celeste; cherished grandfather of Robert A., Marie Christine, Patricia R. and Martin P. Celeste.
Funeral arrangements were by Vazza’s "Beechwood" Funeral Home, Revere. Entombment was in the mausoleum at Woodlawn cemetery. For guest book, www.vazzafunerals.com.
New Bedford resident
Alberto of New Bedford, formerly of Mission Hill, died on April 23.
He was the beloved father of Minerva "Minnie" Carrion of Revere and Kenneth "ABJ" Carrion of East Boston; cherished grandfather of Reinaldo Diaz, Makayla Roche, Makenzy Carrion and Junyanie Roche.
Funeral arrangements were by The Rapino Memorial Home, East Boston. For online condolences, visit www.rapinomemorialhome.com.