Ernest ‘Ernie’ D’Alosio
Of Revere, formerly of East Boston
Ernest "Ernie" D’Alosio of Revere, formerly of East Boston, died on May 24.
A US Army veteran of World War II, he was the beloved husband of Elvira (DiPrimio) D’Alosio with whom he shared 64 years of marriage; loving father of Donna Church of Maryland, Ernie D’Alosio of New Hampshire and Patricia Pitari and her husband, Richard, of Georgetown; dear brother of the late Eleanor Contestabile, Mafalda D’Alosio, Alfred and Gino D’Alosio; cherished grandfather of six and great grandfather of four.
Family and friends may visit Wednesday, today, from 4 to 6 p.m. in Vazza’s "Beechwood" Funeral Home, 262 Beach St., Revere. The funeral procession will form Thursday morning at 10 a.m. from the funeral home parking lot. Burial will be in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. For directions and guest book, please visit: www.vazzafunerals.com
Former owner of Quality Baking Company of East Boston
John L. Gavegnano of Quincy, formerly of East Boston, died on May 22 at the Braintree Manor Rehabilitation and Nursing Center. He was 89 years old.
Born in Boston on March 12, 1921, he was the loving son of the late Joseph and Jennie (Coriani) Gavegnano. He served in the US Army during World War II as a Technical Sergeant in the Pacific theater and took part in the liberation of the Philippines. He was a baker and the former owner of the Quality Baking Company in East Boston. Mr. Gavegnano was also a member of the VFW.
He is survived by his children, Philip Gaven and his wife, Estrella, of Abington, Claudia Giglio of Hanover and Peter Gaven of Quincy. He was the cherished grandfather of Michael, Justin Kendra, Kyle, Alex and Jared.
Visiting hours will be held at the Bolea Buonfiglio Funeral Home, 116 Franklin St., Quincy on Thursday, May 27 from 5 to 8 p.m. Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend. Private burial with full military honors will be held in Puritan Lawn Memorial Park, Peabody.
Orient Heights resident
Paul P. Centofanti of Orient Heights East Boston died by accident on May 18.
A US Army Veteran of the Vietnam War, he was the beloved husband of Sonya (Kenney) Centofanti; father of Lisa Polito and Tara Leary, both of Lynn, Andrea Centofanti of Revere and Mallory S. Hanley; cherished son of Lucy (Moscone) Centofanti of Florida and the late Alfred "Chippy"; dear brother of Alfred of Nevada, Ann Gardela of Florida, Clorinda DiMeo and Robert Centofanti; cherished grandfather of Ava, Alessio, Isabella, Domenic and Evan.
His Funeral will be held from Vazza’s "Beechwood" Funeral Home, 262 Beach St., Revere, today, Wednesday, at 10 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in the Immaculate Conception Church, Revere at 11 o’clock. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery. For directions and guestbook www.vazzafunerals.com
Of Marshfield, formerly of East Boston
Elaine M. (Dorgan) Maguire-Kennedy of Marshfield, formerly of East Boston, died peacefully surrounded by her loving family on May 20 at the Massachusetts General Hospital after a brief illness. She was 76 years old.
Born in East Boston, she was the daughter of the late Florence P. (Pecora) and James Dorgan. Prior to her retirement she was an Administrative Clerk for the United States Post Office.
She was the devoted wife of the late Peter Maguire and loving wife of Eugene Kennedy of Everett; loving mother of Kathleen Jackson and her husband, Ray, of Andover, Noreen Gunther of Winthrop and Patricia Maguire-Feeney and her husband, Bernard, of Connecticut; sister of Dianna Anderson and her husband, Jack, of Winthrop, James M. Dorgan and his wife, Joanne, of Boyton Beach, FL and sister in law of Joanne Dorgan of Saugus; beloved grandmother of Caitlin and Thomas Jackson, Melanie Metcalf, Jillian Gunther, Peter McCloud, Meghan, Peter and Erin Feeney. She is also survived by four great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Supported by her loving family, she will be missed dearly as the beloved "Pearl".
Funeral arrangements were by the Ernest P. Caggiano and Son Funeral Home, Winthrop. Burial was private. Memorial donations may be made to the National Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc. 2600 Network Blvd. Suite 300 Frisco, TX 75034. To sign her online guestbook, go to www.caggianofuneralhome.com.
Anthony ‘Jay’ Narbonne
Anthony "Jay" C. Narbonne of Quincy died at his home peacefully on May 21.
He was the loving husband of Kathleen M. (Devine); beloved father of Joseph and Jeffrey Narbonne both of Quincy; brother of Paul of Peabody, Richard of Somerville, Michael and Diane, both of East Boston, and Lena McIssac of Quincy.
Relatives and Friends are respectfully invited to attend the Mass of Christian Burial, today, Wednesday, May 26 at 10 a.m. in the Sacred Heart Church, Quincy. Burial will be private. For online condolences please visit www.lydonchapelforfunerals.com
Janice Ann (Howard) Boehner of Rockland, MA died on May 20 at the South Shore Hospital after a period of failing health. She was 66 years old.
She was born in Boston, daughter of the late Joseph and Virginia (O’Neil) Howard and was raised and educated in East Boston. She was a graduate of Boston Girls High School.
A Rockland resident for the past 32, Mrs. Boehner had served as a foster mother in the D.S.S. system to hundreds of children. She always placed family first and was dedicated to her own children and grandchildren.
She is survived by her husband of 46 years, Elvin T. "Al" Boehner, her children Denise M. Taylor and her husband, David, Tammie J. Ryan and her husband, Patrick, and Thomas J. Boehner and his wife, Lisa, all of Rockland. She was the sister of Lois Morelli and Marcia Howard of Winthrop and Jill Paru of Middleton. Also surviving are nine grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
A Funeral Mass will be held today, Wednesday, May 26 at 11 a.m. in Holy Family Church, 403 Union St. Rockland. Donations in her memory may be made to the South Shore Visiting Nurses Assoc. 100 Baystate Dr. Braintree, MA 02169. Arrangements are by the Magoun-Biggins Funeral Home, 135 Union St., Rockland. For complete obituary,directions or to share a memory on the "Tributes" page, visit, www.magounbiggins.com.
Of Weymouth, formerly of East Boston
Donna M. (DeMonte) Vincola of Weymouth, formerly of Braintree and East Boston, died May 22 at South Shore Hospital in Weymouth. She was 57 years old.
She was raised and educated in East Boston and lived in Braintree before moving to Weymouth 16 years ago. She was a former Real Estate Agent for Anzalone Realty in the North End, Boston and was also a Licensed Practical Nurse. She loved to vacation in Aruba and visited there every March for 25 years.
She was the beloved wife of Donald D. Vincola; devoted mother of Jennifer Buckley and her husband, Brian, of Whitman, Mark Vincola of Weymouth and Christopher Vincola of Brooklyn, NY; daughter of Domenic DeMonte of East Boston and the late Antionetta (Milano) DeMonte; sister of Debra Concannon of East Boston, Diana Pirone of Winthrop and the late Domenic Sonny DeMonte. She was a loving Nana to Alyssa Vincola and Andrew and Abigail Buckley.
Her Funeral will be held from the McDonald Funeral Home, South Weymouth, at 809 Main St. (Rte. 18 opp. So. Shore Hosp.) Thursday at 9 a.m. with her Funeral Mass to follow in Saint Francis Xavier Church, South Weymouth at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited. Visiting hours are today, Wednesday, from 4 to 8 p.m. Burial will be in Mount Hope Cemetery, South Weymouth. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to the American Cancer Society , 30 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701. www.Mcdonald-funeralhomes.com.
Camille L. (Cataldo) Slocum of Revere died on May 22. She was in her 93rd year.
She was the beloved wife of Richard D. Slocum with whom she shared 46 years of marriage; loving mother of Kenneth Nobile Sr. of Revere; dear sister of the late Dorothy West, Lena Marino and Dominic Cataldo; cherished grandmother of Kristine Rizzo. Kevin and Kenneth Nobile Jr. and great grandchildren Nikolas, Josef, Zak, Hailey and Kevin Jr.
Her Funeral will be held from Vazza’s "Beechwood" Funeral Home, 262 Beach Street, Revere today, Wednesday, at 8 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in the Immaculate Conception Church, Revere at 9 a.m. Entombment will be in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. For directions and guest book. www.vazzafunerals.com.
Augustino ‘Babe’ Liguri
Of Revere, formerly of East Boston
Augustino R. "Babe" Liguri of Revere, formerly of East Boston, died on May 22.
A member of Laborers Union Local 22, he was the beloved husband of Margaret ( Briganti) with whom he shared 62 years of marriage; dear brother of the late Rose Ascolillo, Katy Alio and Louis Liguri; adored uncle of many nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grand nephews.
Funeral arrangements were by Vazza’s "Beechwood" Funeral Home, Revere. Burial was in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. For guest book www.vazzafunerals.com.
Carmela Falcucci of Revere died on May 22.
She was the beloved daughter of Giovanna and the late Leonardo A. Falcucci; dear sister of Frederico Falcucci of Cambridge, Angelo Falcucci of Revere, Grace Nicoloro of Cambridge, Philip Falcucci of East Boston, Anthony and John Falcucci of Revere and Angela Sbordone of Boston. She is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.
Funeral arrangements were by the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons – Bruno Funeral Home, Revere.
Of Chelsea, formerly of East Boston
Gerry (Grasso) DeSisto of Chelsea, formerly of Revere and East Boston, died on May 14.
She was the loving mother of Doreen Perez of Revere and Sharon DeSisto of New Hampshire; beloved daughter of Nellie (Dotolo) Grasso of Revere and the late Salvatore Grasso; dear sister of Dennis Grasso of Revere; cherished grandmother of four grandchildren and one great grandchild.
Funeral and burial was private. Arrangements were entrusted to Vazza’s "Beechwood" Funeral Home. For on line guest book. www.vazzafunerals.com.
East Boston resident
Jean E. (Kirk) Fiatarone of East Boston died on May 18.
She was the beloved wife of the late James A. Fiatarone Sr.; mother of James A. Jr. and his wife, Judy, of Millis; grandmother of Laura and Michael; sister of Alice Oldham of North Carolina, Rita Pizzi of East Boston and the late Ruth O’Brien, Hazel Fitzpatrick, Irene Rotondi, James and Buddy Kirk. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews.
Funeral arrangements were by the Magrath Funeral Home, East Boston. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory to EverCare Hospice, 950 Winter St., Waltham 02451 would be appreciated. www.MagrathFuneralHome.com.
Cristina (Amoroso) Ruisi of Medford died on May 19.
She was the beloved wife of Vittorio Ruisi; devoted mother of Joseph and his wife, Maureen, of Dracut, Lorenzo and his wife, Maria Elena, of Lynnfield, Silvio and his wife, Sandra, of Newton, Josephine Gaglione and her husband, Robert, of East Boston, Rose Ruisi of Malden and Marcello Ruisi of Medford; loving grandmother of Vincent, Sabrina, Domenic, Kyle, Kenny, Nicholas, Cristina, Sophia, Victoria and Jennifer. She is also survived by her dear brothers, sisters, brothers and sisters-in-law.
Funeral arrangements were by the Dello Russo Funeral Home, Medford. Burial was at Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be sent in her name to the American Cancer Society , 30 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701. For obituary and guestbook, please visit: www.dellorusso.net.
World War II POW
Pasquale P. "Pat" Logiudice of Daytona Beach, FL, formerly of East Boston, died on May 18.
A US Army veteran of World War II and an ex P.O.W., he was the loving son of the late Antonio and Mary (Sammartino) Logiudice; dear brother of Ida Bartnick of Ocala, FL, Dolores Logiudice of Revere, Anthony Logiudice and his wife, Nancy, of Swampscott and the late Frank Logiudice and Francis Y. Batchelor. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews.
Funeral arrangements were by the Frank A. Welsh & Son’s Funeral Home, Chelsea. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. For online guestbook please visit www.WelshFuneralHome.com.
Past member of Courageous Generation
Mary A (Bottaro) Analoro of East Boston died on May 19.
A past member of Courageous Generation St. Lazarus Parish, she was the devoted mother of Theresa Arangio and her husband, James, of Windham N.H., Debra Analoro of East Boston; former wife of Camelo Analoro; dear sister of the late Anthony Bottaro, Rose Forlani, Josephine Butler and George Bottaro; cherished sister in law of Mary Bottaro of Saugus; loving grandmother of Christine Vasilaidis and her husband, Peter, Jennifer Papasodoro and her husband, Michael, James Arangio and his wife, Julie, and Michael J. Arangio; adored great grandmother of Nicholas, Julia, Samuel and Olivia. She is also survived by her many fond nieces and nephews and her two dearest friends, Marie DiLorenzo and Bonnie Fallon.
Funeral arrangements were by the Ruggiero Mazzarella Memorial Home (Orient Heights ) East Boston. Burial was in Holy Cross Cemetery. In honoring Mrs. Analoro, memorial gifts may be made to American Lung Assoc. 25 Spring St. Walpole MA 02081. For more information or to send an online condolence www.ruggieromh.com.
Eleanor Grace Preble
East Boston resident
Eleanor Grace (Kennedy) Preble of East Boston died on May 18.
She was the beloved wife of the late Edward Preble; loving mother of Evelyn Cort and her husband, Nicholas, of Bow, NH, Mary Winton and her husband, Billie, of Arlington, Edward Preble and his wife, Eileene, of Melrose, Robert Preble of Weymouth, Paul Preble and his wife, June, of Winthrop and the late James Preble; cherished grandmother of Vicki-Rose, Samantha, Edward, Janine, Bethany, Heather and Shawn; dear sister of Arthur Kennedy and his wife Agnes "Girlie" of East Boston.
Funeral arrangements were by The Kirby-Rapino Memorial Home, East Boston. Burial was in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. For online condolences, visit www.rapinomemorialhome.com
Founding Member of Sons of Orsogna
Riccardo D’Angelo of Everett died on May 18.
He was a member of the Laborers Union Local 22 and founding member of the Sons of Orsogna, Everett.
He was the beloved husband of the late Anna (Tollese); dear and devoted father of Pasquale and his wife, Giovanna, of Everett and Domenico and his wife, Jeanette, of East Boston; loving grandfather of Richard D’Angelo of Peabody, Gianna D’Angelo Dunn and her husband, Stephen, of Everett and Michelle D’Angelo of East Boston and great-grandfather of Richard D’Angelo, Jr. and Robert and Sara Dunn.
Funeral arrangements were by the Cafasso & Sons Funeral Home, Everett. Burial was in Glenwood Cemetery, Everett.
East Boston resident
Jenny (Cioffi) LaFratta of East Boston died on May 18.
She was the beloved mother of Patricia Petrizzi and her husband, Nicholas, of East Boston, Joseph LaFratta and his wife, Dorothy, of Revere and the late Frank LaFratta Jr.; grandmother of Joseph, Mark and Christopher LaFratta, Deanna Yannous and Nicholas Petrizzi Jr.; great-grandmother of Matteo Yannous, Jake and Isabella LaFratta; former wife of Frank LaFratta Sr.; sister of the late Emily Speciale, Mary Hetu, Michelina Morelli, Lena Bochetti, Joseph, Bernard, Anthony and Rico Cioffi.
Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Magrath Funeral Home, East Boston. Burial was in Holy Cross Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory to Don Orione Home, 111 Orient Ave, East Boston 02128 or AllCare Hospice, 16 City Hall Sq., Lynn 01901 would be appreciated. www.MagrathFuneralHome.com
Anthony Laurence Casarano
Worked for Norelco and Logan Airport
Anthony Laurence Casarano of Everett, an East Boston native who moved to Everett 25 years ago, died at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center of Boston on May 17 following a brief illness He was 66 years old.
Born in Cambridge and raised and schooled in East Boston, he was a graduate of East Boston High School, Class of 1961. He entered the US Navy in August of 1963 and served until August of 1969. Early in his working career, he worked as a mechanic for Norelco in the Anderson Power project. He retired after seven years of service with Local 22 at Logan Airport.
He leaves his wife of 44 years, Camille A. (Suarez) Casarano and his children, Anthony L. Jr. and his wife, Lee Anne of Londonderry, NH, Kerri Anne Casarano and her companion, Thadeus Darcy of Malden and Steven M. Casarano and his wife, Erika, of Methuen. He was the dear brother of Anne Marie Venti and her husband, Richard, of Dracut and the late Nicholas and Michael Casarno and the proud and cherished Grampy to Grace M., Maria R., Arthur R. and Joseph Casarano; loving cousin of the Interbartolo family and the life long friend of Louis Lauria of Peabody, Adeline and Joseph Ciarcia of Danvers, Trudy Lumia of Tewksbury and the late Larry Lumia.
Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, Revere. Burial was in Oakdale Cemetery, Middleton.