Obituaries 03-09-2011

Angelina Rotondo

Nurse’s Aide, Member of Red Hat Society and Winthrop Senior Center

Angelina L. Rotondo of Lewis Avenue, Winthrop died at the Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston on February 28 after a brief illness. She was 81 years old.

Born in East Boston, she was the daughter of the late Maria (Puzzo) and Gaetano Capone. A longtime resident of Winthrop, she was employed as a nurse’s aide at the Governor Winthrop Nursing Home for many years. She was also a member of the Winthrop Senior Center and the Red Hat Society.

She was the beloved wife of the late Albert Rotondo and the loving mother of Tom Rotondo and his wife, Deborah, of Groveland, Ann Marie Clougherty and her husband, Dave, of Winthrop and Patty Rotondo and her husband, David, of Winthrop; the dear sister of Annette Junkins of East Bridgewater and the cherished grandmother of Nicholas, David, Gregory, Joseph and Lauren.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Ernest P. Caggiano and Son-O’Maley Funeral Home, Winthrop. Burial was private. To sign her online guestbook go to

Joseph Culkeen Jr.

East Boston resident

Joseph J. Culkeen Jr. of East Boston died on March 6.

He was the beloved son of the late Agnes (Garron) and Joseph J. Culkeen Sr.; brother of Mary MacAbee and her husband, James, of East Boston and the late Richard and Robert and his wife, Bernadette Culkeen; uncle of Robert and Beth Culkeen, James and Karen Culkeen, Joellen and Joseph Coggeshall, Christopher and Irene Culkeen, Hope and Michael Lyons, Faith and her late husband, John Russo. He is also survived by 20 grandnieces and grandnephews and one great-grandnephew.

Funeral from the Magrath Funeral Home, 325 Chelsea St. [at Day Sq] East Boston, Thursday morning at 9 followed by a Funeral Mass in the Most Holy Redeemer Church at 10 o’clock. Relatives and friends are invited. Visiting hours are today, Wednesday, March 9 from 4 to 8 p.m. Burial will be in Holy Cross Cemetery.

Kenneth Pappalardo

Of Revere, formerly of Chelsea

Kenneth Pappalardo of Revere, formerly of Chelsea, died unexpectedly on March 3.

He was the cherished son of the late Anthony and Beverly (McAleer) Pappalardo; loving brother of Nanci Pappalardo and her husband, Ron Giordana, of Revere, Kim Pappalardo of Chelsea and the late Anthony Pappalardo; adored uncle of Jaclyn Giordano and Amanda Pappalardo.

Family and friends are invited to attend a Celebration of his life in the Chapel of the Resurrection in Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, 262 Beach St., Revere, Thursday from 4 to 6 p.m. For directions and guestbook:

Josephine Kennedy

Of Revere, formerly of East Boston

Josephine R. (Laezza) Kennedy of Revere, formerly of East Boston, died on March 5.

She was the beloved wife of the late Albert M. Kennedy with whom she shared 64 years of marriage; loving mother of Johanna Kennedy of Revere, Albert M. Kennedy, Jr. of Florida and the late David J. Kennedy; dear sister of Victoria Wilshusen and Retired Federal Judge Nicholas Laezza, both of Revere, Peter Leizza of Saugus, John Laezza of Malden and the late Rose Piazza; cherished grandmother of Johanna, Elizabeth, Laura and Victoria Kennedy and great grandmother of Destiny and A.J. Kennedy and three other great grandchildren.

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 St. Mary of the Assumption Church, Washington Avenue, Revere at 10 a.m. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery. For directions and guestbook:

Evelyn Freni

Of North Reading, formerly of Revere

Evelyn F. (Giannino) Freni _of North Reading, formerly of Revere, died at home of cancer on March 4. She was 64 years old.

The beloved wife of Thomas Freni, she was an amazing wife, mother, grandparent, co-worker and friend and her loss has left a huge hole in the lives of her loved ones. She was a bright star said her husband Tom. They grew up in the same neighborhood of Malden and Pemberton Street in Revere.

“She was the most beautiful girl I ever saw,” he said of the day they met. They married Oct 16, 1966 when they were 19 years old, even too young to celebrate with a wedding toast.

Daughters Carolyn and Susan and son Sam completed the family. Tom and Evelyn were inseparable after he returned from Vietnam and they stayed that way for the rest of their 44 years of marriage.

“We did everything together’, Tom said.”We never left each others side, we went shopping- what ever she wanted to do. She was the person who kept everybody smiling. Everybody loved her.”

“What a beautiful woman,” said one of her co-worker friends, Diana Stasinos. “This really devastated everyone -she has so many, many friends at T.J. Maxx’s West Peabody store.

Before she worked outside the home, we knew that she would be waiting for us to come home after school. She was there as we changed clothes and had them washed, ironed and back in our closet before bedtime, then dinner would be on the table, desert and all. She was an amazing caring mother who could find, fix or make anything. She also was an amazing grandmother who doted on her grandchildren._

Evelyn was a talented Italian cook. We remember the artichokes, stuffed mushrooms and eggplant. She used a “pinch of this and a pinch of that” and was a wonderful cook. We all came first. It was never about her, it was always about everyone else. Her family was all that mattered to her. She was the most selfless individual you ever met. Evelyn did all that all the time for all those people and she did it well.

She was the mother of Carolyn Murphy and her husband, Patrick, of Peabody, Susan Pascucci and her husband, Michael, of Lynnfield and Santo “Sam” Freni and his wife, Kathleen, of Groveland; dear sister of Mary Brenan of Danvers; cherished grandmother of Patrick Murphy, Olivia and Nicholas Pascucci and Samantha and Tommy Freni.

Funeral arrangements were by Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, Revere. For guest book:

Marita Carino

Of Peabody, formerly of East Boston

Marita (Gomes) Carino of Peabody, formerly of East Boston, went home to be with the Lord on March 4. She was 90 years old.

She was the beloved wife of Joseph Carino of Peabody, loving mother of Marie Grande and Elizabeth Distacio, both of Peabody, and Valerie Palazollo of North Reading; cherished grandmother of Krisinda Moretti of Saugus, Stephen and Rachel Palazollo, both of No. Reading, Lisa Defelice of Peabody, Kim Richards of Boston and great grandmother of Judah, Michael, Isabella, and Vittoria; loving sister of Albert Gomes of Stoneham and Alfred Gomes of Peabody. She also leaves many nieces and nephews.

Her Funeral will be held today, Wednesday, March 9 at 10 a.m. in the Calvary Church, Main street (Route 114) Danvers/Middleton line. Burial will be in Puritan Lwn Memorial Park. Funeral arrangements are by the Conway, Cahill-Brodeur Funeral Home, Peabody. Memorial donations may be made to a charity of one’s choice. Please visit for online obit and to sign condolences.

Lorenzo Lombardo

Owned Lombardo & Sons Fish Market of East Boston

Lorenzo Lombardo of Lynn, formerly of Somerville, died on March 4.

The proprietor Lombardo & Sons Fish Market, East Boston, he was the beloved husband of Rosetta (Gennaro); devoted father of  Antonio Lombardo of Lynn, Michelle Franzese and her husband, Joe, of Peabody and the late Natale Lombardo; dear brother of the late Gaspare, Giovanni, Marie Scalia, Pietro and Angela Zerelle and is also survived by one loving granddaughter, Alessandra, and many loving nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, Revere. Entombment was in Holy Cross Mausoleum.  For guest book or flowers please visit

Jennifer Margot Jacob

Malden resident

Jennifer Margot “Jenna” Jacob of Malden, _best girly in the worly,” died on March 2. She was 11 years old.

“Jenna’s Mama” was Claudette Margot Jacob of Malden, “Jenna’s Omi” was Margot Jacob of Lowell, Jenna’s “Uncle Alan” was Alan Shea of East Boston, Jenna’s kitty soul mate was “Sneakers” aka “Neakie” and Jenna’s kitties, Rusty and Jasper.

A celebration of Jenna’s Life will be held at the Beebe School Auditorium, 401 Pleasant St., Malden on Thursday March 10 at 6 p.m. Relatives and friends are invited. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in her name to Kitty Connection Inc., 6 Cudworth St., Medford, MA 02155 or donate via websitewww.kittyconnection. net or Mass General Hospital, Pediatric/Oncology Fund for families at Mass General Hospital, Pediatric/Oncology Dept. 55 Fruit St., Yawkey 8B, Boston, MA 02114. For directions, obituary and to sign guestbook, visit

Josephine D’Alto

East Boston resident

Josephine C. (Carrozza) D’Alto of East Boston died on March 3. She was 95 years old.

She was the loving wife of the late Sabino D_Alto; cherished mother of Robert D_Alto of Braintree and his late wife, Margot, and the late Richard D_Alto; beloved grandmother of Robert D_Alto, Melanie Chetwynd, Kimberly Ayer, and Renee McLaughlin; adored great grandmother of Anthony, John, Brendan, Sophia, Ryan M., Ryan C., Elizabeth, and Gabrielle; loving sister of Marianne Stringi of Las Vegas, Gloria Biancardi of Revere, and the late George, James, John, and Frank Carrozza. She is also survived by many loving nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Funeral arrangements were by The Kirby-Rapino Memorial Home (Orient Heights) East Boston. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Sacred Heart Church, 303 Paris Street, East Boston, MA 02128.

Earl Randolph

Peabody resident, veteran of two wars

Earl W. Randolph of Peabody died on March 1.

A US Navy veteran of World War II and the Korean Conflict, he was the loving father of Margaret Moulaison and her husband, Alan, of Peabody, Earl Jr. and his wife, Dede, of Watertown, Frank of Holbrook, Joseph of East Boston, Elizabeth Hunt and her husband, Dennis, of Hingham and the late Carol Mota; dear brother of Violet Nance of Gainesville, Georgia and the late Ernest Randolph. He is also survived by 12 loving grandchildren: Alan Jr., Stephanie, Sonia, Judith, Joeann, Jennifer, MaryJane, Danielle, Ross, Julia, Lisa, Eric and four great grandchildren, Lily, Damian, Nevaeh and Felisia.

Funeral arrangements were by Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, Revere. Burial was private. In lieu of flowers, donations in Mr. Randolph’s memory may be made to Hospice of the North Shore, 75 Sylvan St., Suite B-102, Danvers, MA 01923. For guest book:

Richard Healey

Revere resident

Richard S. Healey of Revere died on March 1.

He was the beloved husband of Carol (Curcio) Healey with whom he shared 26 years of marriage; loving father of Ronald Healey of Ipswich and Richard Healey Jr, of Beverly; cherished son of the late John and Carolyn (Robson) Healey; dear brother of Deborah Rogow and John D. Healey, both of Hopedale, James W. Healey of Florida, Kevin P. Healey of Oregon and the late Michel Healey; fond uncle of Stephanie Carole and Anthony and James Stalters.

Funeral arrangements were by Vazza’s Funeral Home, Revere. Burial was in Puritan Lawn Cemetery, Peabody. For guest book

Olga Ferris

Of Haverhill, formerly of East Boston

Olga (Camplese) Ferris in Haverhill, formerly of East Boston, died on February 28.

A retired member of the ILGWU, she was the beloved wife of 56 years of the late Shaffe Ferris; mother of Richard, Robert and his wife, Zieta (Shriver), all of Florida and Ronald and his wife, Joanne (Beal), of Haverhill; sister of Arthur Camplese of Sandwich and the late Mario, John and Ettore Camplese; grandmother of Ronald Ferris Jr. and his wife, Jennifer, and Kara Ferris Cutrona; great-grandmother of Zachary and Jackson Ferris.

Funeral arrangements were by the Magrath Funeral Home, East Boston. Burial was in Puritan Lawn Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory to Penacook Place, 150 Water St., Haverhill, MA 01830 would be appreciated.

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