Obituaries 10-26-2010

Father Bede Ferrara OFM

Priest and Author

Father Bede Ferrara, OFM, of New York, formerly of East Boston and the North End of Boston, died on October 22.

Fr. Bede was ordained a priest on June 17, 1951. He served as assistant pastor of Saint Anthony’s in Troy for one year following his ordination; as assistant pastor of Saint Anthony Church, New York City from 1952 to 1953 and as assistant pastor of Our Lady Help of Christians, Pittsburgh from 1953 to 1955. From 1955 to 1958, while living at Saint Sebastian’s in New York City, he ministered to the Third Order as Provincial Vice-Commissary. In 1958, Fr. Bede was appointed Director of Vocations. He chronicled 15 years as a "Franciscan Recruiter" in his book entitled: The Boom and the Echo.

Fr. Bede served as pastor of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, Mount Vernon from 1973 to 1976 and as pastor of Saint Leonard Church in Boston from 1976 to 1979. In January of 1980, he moved to The Listening Place in Lynn.

Visitation will be held today, Wednesday, from 4 to 8 p.m. at Saint Francis Friary in Andover, 459 River Road, Andover, with a Wake Service at 7 p.m. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated there on Thursday at 10 a.m. with burial to follow in the Friars’ Cemetery. For online condolences, visit


Charles Nappi

Truck Driver for Monarch Foods, Past Commodore of Winthrop Yacht Club

Charles S. Nappi, a professional truck driver, died suddenly while en route to the Whidden Memorial Hospital Emergency Room in Everett on October 22. He was 79 years old.

Born in Chelsea, he was raised in East Boston and spent his early days there. He enlisted In the US Navy and served during the Korean Conflict aboard the USS Knapp. He was honorably discharged in 1953 and was a lifelong member of the "Tin Can Sailors" (National Association of Destroyer Veterans). He resided in Danvers for several years before settling in Revere some 30 years ago.

He was a member of the Teamsters Local 25 and was employed at Monarch Foods for many years before his retirement. He was a Life member and past Commodore of the Winthrop Yacht Club and he was a member of the Winthrop Elks and American Legion.

He was the beloved husband for the past 14 years to Patricia (Todd) Jeglinski-Nappi and the husband for 33 years of the late Edith (Palumbo) Nappi; devoted father of Wayne Charles Nappi of Stoneham; dear stepfather of Debbie Pilcher and her husband, Robert, of North Reading, Joyce Albanese of Revere, Stephanie McConaghy and her husband, Michael, of Rowley, David Jeglinski and his wife, Cynthia, of Revere, John Jeglinski and his wife, Brenda, of Sudbury; cherished grandfather of Kimberly Cohm, Marc and Eric Pilcher, Brendan and Christopher McConaghy, Victoria, Cody, Nicholas Jeglinski; adored great grandfather of Jillian and Lauren Cohm, Eric-Robert, Christopher and Olivia Pilcher; dear brother of Elaine Favello and her husband, David, of Sarasota Fl., Kenneth Nappi and his wife, Martha, of Stoneham; dear uncle of Lara Ryan and her husband, Ben and Christopher Nappi and his friend, Haliegh.

A Memorial Funeral Service will be conducted from the Frank A. Welsh & Son’s Funeral Home, 718 Broadway, Chelsea on Tuesday November 2 at 10 a.m. Services will conclude with Inurnment in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. Relatives and friends are most kindly invited to attend. A Memorial Gathering will be held at the Welsh Funeral Home on Monday, November 1 from 6 to 8 p.m. For online guestbook and directions, please visit


Dolores Fiorino

East Boston resident

Dolores M. (Pasqualini) Fiorino of East Boston died on October 24.

She was the beloved wife of Anthony Fiorino with whom she shared 50 years of marriage; loving mother of Anna Maria Esposito and her husband, Guy, Toni Anna Fiorino and Theresa Luti and her husband, Frank, all of East Boston, Josephine Caruso and her husband, Amerigo, of Waltham, Mary Anne Fiorino and her husband, Abe Benchalh, of Revere and the late Dolores Fiorino; dear sister of Rose Matachio of Hyde Park and the late Grace Foley.

Her Funeral will be held from Vazza’s "Beechwood" Funeral Home, 262 Beach Street, Revere, today, Wednesday, at 9 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in the Sacred Heart Church, Brook Street, East Boston at 10 o’clock. Burial will be in St. Michael’s Cemetery, Roslindale. For directions and guestbook


Frances ‘Chickie’ Barresi

Owned dressmaking factory

Frances J. "Chickie" Barresi of Leverett Avenue, East Boston died suddenly at home on October 20. She was 88 years old.

Born in Boston, she was the beloved daughter of the late Lillian (Marchese) and Ignazio Caruso. She was a lifetime resident of East Boston and the proprietor of a dress making factory for many years.

She was the beloved wife of the late Ernest Barresi and the loving mother of the late Letteria M. "Letty" Albano; the dear mother-in-law of Felix Albano of Winthrop and sister of Santa Condell of Saugus. She is also survived by two grandchildren, three great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Ernest P. Caggiano and Son Funeral Home, Winthrop. Burial was in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. For memorial donations or to sign her online guestbook, go to


Mario Anthony ‘Moe’ Paolini

Boston Public Library retiree

Mario Anthony "Moe" Paolini died peacefully on October 20 at the Remington Club Healthcare Facility in San Diego, California. He was 88 years old.

Born in Boston on August 13, 1922 to the late Anselmo (Sam) and Lucia (Deprofio) Paolini, he was married to Dorothy (Marengi) Paolini from 1948 until her death in 1997. During their marriage they resided in East Boston and Winthrop. After his wife’s death, in 2000, he moved to North Kingstown, Rhode Island and to San Diego, California in 2007 with his daughter and her family. __He was the youngest of 11 children and was the brother of seven late sisters: Mary, Emma, Florence, Esther, Lynda, Marion and Josephine and three late brothers Anthony, Americo and Renato. Mr. Paolini served in the US Navy during World War II from October 1942 to April 1946 on the USS SANGAY and the USS OBSTRUCTOR. He received a World War II Victory Medal, American Area Ribbon, Asiatic-Pacific Area Ribbon (One Star) and a Good Conduct Medal.

"Moe" spent most of his working life in Boston retiring from the Boston Public Library in the late 1980’s.

He is survived by his two daughters, Barbara Marino and husband, Robert, of Winthrop and Doreen Choquette and husband, Dennis, of San Diego. He was "Papa" to Robert, Michelle and Michael Marino and Marc Choquette of Massachusetts and Jenna Choquette of California and great-grandfather to Derek Marino.

Relatives and friends are cordially invited to attend a celebration of his life at the Ernest P. Caggiano and Son Funeral Home, 147 Winthrop Street, Winthrop on October 30 from 9 to 11 a.m. Immediately following calling hours and a blessing, Mr. Paolini will be buried with Military Honors with his wife, Dorothy, at the Belle Isle section of the Winthrop Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, we respectfully request donations be made in his memory to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital on-line or by mail at St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or to any branch of the Veterans of Foreign Wars.


Teresa ‘Terry’ Terranova

Worked for Pleasant Auto School

Teresa G. "Terry" (Castaldo) Terranova of Revere, formerly of East Boston, died on October 22.

An employee of Pleasant Auto School in Revere for more than 50 years, she was the beloved wife of James Terranova with whom she shared 53 years of marriage; cherished daughter of the late Ralph and Christine ( Zizza) Castaldo; loving sister of Rita Prew of Reading , Frank Castaldo of Stoneham, Pasquale Castaldo of Florida and the late Carmella Pisco; fond aunt of many nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by Vazza’s "Beechwood" Funeral Home, Revere. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery Everett. For guestbook, visit:


James Luciano Masciulli

Of Florida, formerly of East Boston

James Luciano Masciulli of Hollywood, FL, formerly of East Boston, died on September 25. He was 68 years old.

He is survived by his wife Erika (Fardella) Masciulli, his mother Edith (Carbone) Masciulli, his sister Joyce Maria, and her husband, William; his children, James, Paul, and his wife, Lisa, Lorraine Burri and her husband, Steven, and Victoria Donahue; six grandchildren, James, Janae, Paul, Philip, Steven and Kristina. He was the son of the late Ralph Masciulli and his wife, Carolyn (Cummings) Masciulli.

Services were held at Sacred Heart Church, East Boston.


Mildred Ames

East Boston resident

Mildred B. (Polley) Ames of East Boston died on October 15.

She was the beloved mother of Kevin Ames and his wife, Juanita, of Auburn, ME, the late Arlene Peterson, Ronald Polley, and Steven Chase. She is also survived by many loving grand and great-grandchildren. She will be dearly missed by her many friends of The Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witness, Revere.

Arrangements were under the direction of The Rapino Memorial Home, East Boston


Alan Collier

Of Boston, formerly of the UK

Alan J. Collier of Boston, formerly of the United Kingdom, died suddenly on October 19.

He was the cherished son of Kay and the late John Collier of the UK; beloved husband of Maureen Curreri Collier of Boston; devoted father of Daniel, Luke and Lauren, all of the UK; step father of Mikel Curreri of New York; dear brother of Vanessa Vale, Jean Gyll and Letitia Holder, all of the UK and also lovingly survived by his extended Boston family and workers who touched his life everyday.

A Celebration of his life will be held on Thursday. November 4 in the Wyeth Room of the Langham Hotel, 250 Franklin St., Boston from 5 to 9 p.m. Arrangements were under direction of the Ruggiero Mazzarella Memorial Home, East Boston, 617 569 0990.


Lucy Lombardi

Boston Public Library retiree

Lucy G. Lombardi of Danvers, formerly of Revere, Chelsea and East Boston, died unexpectedly on October 19. She was 84 years old,

A member of Revere Senior Citizens, she was a Boston Public Library retiree.

She was the daughter of the late Antonio and Emma (Catullo) Lombardi; beloved sister of Augustus Lombardi of Nahant and the late Anna Macauley, Phyllis R. Cammisa and Vincent Lombardi; cherished aunt of Lucille A. Annis and her husband, George E., of Beverly, Anthony J. Pugliese and his wife, Adele, of Norwood, NY, Frank R. Cammisa and his wife, Elizabeth, of Lynnfield, Anthony Lombardi and his wife, Patricia, of Lexington, Emma Sherwood and her husband, Ralph, of North Reading, Anthony Lombardi and his wife, Patricia, of Washington, DC and is also lovingly survived by her grand nieces and grand nephews, Stephanie L. Annis of Beverly, Marc A. Pugliese of Salem, Christine A. Tardiff of Amesbury, Anthony J. Pugliese Jr. of Plymouth, Tanya Frasier and her husband, Mark, of Revere and Frank Cammisa of Lynnfield.

Funeral arrangements were by the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, Revere. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery.


Jennie Giglio

Of Florida, formerly of East Boston

Jennie (Melito) Giglio died in Sunrise, Florida on October 21. She was 89 years old.

A former resident of East Boston, she was the beloved wife of the late Pasquale Giglio and is survived by her two sons, Frank Melito and his wife, Ann Marie, and Vincent Giglio and his wife, Marie; four grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

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John MacLellan

Former Revere resident

John M. MacLellan died unexpectedly in North Attleboro on October 18. He was 57 years old.

Formerly of Revere, he was the beloved father of Jacqueline M. MacLellan of Revere; devoted son of Lorraine T. (Brondson) MacLellan of Spring Hill, Florida and the late Robert S.; cherished brother of Susan M. Noble and her husband, William M., of Spring Hill, FL, David P. MacLellan and his wife, Joan, of Lynn and the late Robert T., Stephen R. and Thomas M. MacLellan. He is also lovingly survived by his former wife, Kathleen M. (Saviano) MacLellan of East Boston, several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, Revere. Private burial was at Puritan Lawn Memorial Cemetery, Peabody. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to your favorite charity.


Ann Nucci

East Boston resident

Ann M. (Damplo) Nucci of East Boston died on October 19.

The beloved wife of the late John D. Nucci, she was the devoted mother of John A. Nucci and his wife, Peggy, of East Boston; dear sister of Angela Caruso of Wilmington and the late Anthony Damplo and Mary Puleo; cherished grandmother of John, Michael and Daniel and is also survived by many cherished nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Ruggiero Mazzarella Memorial Home (Orient Heights) East Boston. Burial was in St. Michael’s Cemetery, Boston. For more information or to send an online condolence, please visit:

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