Former East Boston resident
Andrew A. “Andy” Pappas, born and raised in Somerville, formerly of East Boston, died on March 23 after a long illness with his beloved wife by his side. He was 60 years old.
A graduate of Somerville High, Class of 1968, he loved his dogs, cars and cooking. He worked many years in the auto parts industry. He will be missed by family and friends.
and was the loving husband of Alida (Storniolo) Pappas and her daughter, Alberta Winsor, and family of Billerica. Andy and Alida lived for many years in East Boston. He was the only son of the late Arthur and Catherine Pappas; brother of Alexis Sandra Estee and Valerie Pappas Howland of Plymouth; uncle of Mark, Craig, Laura and Samuel.
A memorial service will be held Friday, April 1 at 10 a.m. at St. Clements Church, Medford. Memorial donations gratefully accepted to the American Cancer Society.
East Boston resident
Margaret (Rosato) Hafey of East Boston died on March 25.
The beloved wife of the late Edward Hafey, she was the loving mother of the late RuthAnn Freeman and her late husband, William; cherished grandmother of Pamela Bohan and her husband, Eugene, of Plymouth and Tammy King and her husband, Scott, of Londonderry, NH; great-grandmother of six and great-great-grandmother of one. She is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.
The family will receive visitors in The Kirby-Rapino Memorial Home, 917 Bennington St. (Orient Heights) EAST BOSTON on Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m. A prayer service will be held Thursday at 7:30 p.m. For online condolences, please visit www.kirby-rapino.com.
East Boston resident
Ann P. Bossi of East Boston died on March 25 following a long decline in health, March 25. She was 66 years old.
She was the beloved daughter of the late Domenic J. and Ida (Accomando) Bossi; cherished sister of Joseph A. Bossi and his wife, Jackie, of Orient Heights, East Boston, Rosemarie Sartori and her husband, James, of Lynnfield, Donna M. Gillis and her husband, Roland, of Danvers; devoted aunt to Karen A. Cornell and her husband, Eric, of Danville, NH, Joseph A. Bossi Jr. of Hamden, CT, Kimberly A. Kahl and her husband, Kelly, of Hermosa Beach, CA, Jay M. Sartori of Toronto, Canada, Nicole G. Silva and her husband, Dr. Jason A. Silva, of Shrewsbury, MA, and Katie M. Gillis and her fiancé, Paul J. Tenney, of Chestnut Hill. She is also lovingly survived by three grand nieces, Madison, Kaitlyn and Hallie.
Family and friends are invited to attend her Funeral from the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Rte. 107) Revere today, Wednesday, March 30, at 9 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in the Church of the Sacred Heart, 35 Brooks St., East Boston, at 10 a.m. Burial will be in Holy Cross Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the East Boston Elder Program, Attn. Dr. James Pedulla, 59 Meridian St., East Boston, MA 02128.
Of Burlington, formerly of the North End
Jennie R. (Messina) Candelino of Burlington, formerly of the North End, died on March 21.
Born in Philadelphia, PA, she moved to the North End of Boston at the age of four and graduated from the Michael Angelo High School in the North End of Boston. She lived in the North End until she married her late husband, Rocco, and settled in Burlington where she resided for 50 years. She enjoyed traveling, cooking, dancing, but most of all being with her family.
She was the beloved wife of the late Rocco Candelino; loving mother of Joseph and his wife, Alicia, of Wilmington, Rosemarie Bucchino and her husband, James, of Boston, Joyce Rossi and her late husband, Edward, of Boston, Bernadette Ricciardi and her late husband, Patrick, of Revere, the late Janice Balzotti and her husband, Joseph, of East Boston and the late Rocco, Jr. and his wife, Deborah, of Burlington. She is also survived by 14 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren.
At the request of the family, funeral services and burial were private. Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Doyle-Lane Funeral Homes, Burlington.
Of Revere, formerly of East Boston
Joseph A. Scoppettuolo of Revere, formerly of East Boston, died on March 25.
A US Army veteran of World War II, he was a former employee of DRAPER Lab, Cambridge and a consultant at MSSA, Newton.
He was the beloved husband of Helen M. (Corrado) Scoppettuolo with whom he shared 57 years of marriage; loving father of Stephen Scoppettuolo and his wife, Christine, of Peabody, Carmine Scoppettuolo and his wife, Diane, of Georgetown and Sandra Boyd and her husband, Stephen, of Woburn; dear brother of Elena Rodrigues of New Hampshire, Julia Clausen of Florida, Josephine Scoppettuolo of Arlington, Mary Cimino and John “Sonny” Scoppettuolo, both of Medford, Anthony Scoppettuolo of Wilmington and the late Theresa Shire; cherished grandfather of six grandchildren, one great grandchild and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral arrangements were by Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, Revere. Burial was in Puritan Lawn Memorial Park, Peabody. For guest book: www.vazzafunerals.com.
Concetta _Connie_ Bombaci
Of Winthrop, formerly of East Boston
Concetta “Connie” (Martino) Bombaci of Winthrop, formerly of East Boston, died on March 24.
She was the beloved wife of the late Ugo John Bombaci; devoted mother of Leona Bombaci of Pocasset , Cape Cod, Christine Bombaci of Wakefield, Paul of Enfield NH, Diana Madore and her husband, Eric, of Amesbury; dear brother of William, Peter, Ferdinand Martino, Mary Arena and the late Joan Cusimano and Gerald Martino; cherished grandmother of Leo, Acadia, Alita and Ciara and is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews and her special care giver, Monique Jomes.
Funeral arrangements were by the Ruggiero Mazzarella Memorial Home (Orient Heights) East Boston. Burial was in Winthrop Cemetery. Memorial donation may be made to St Lazarus Parish Building Fund, 59 Ashley St., East Boston 02128 or to VNA Hospice, 100 Sylvan Road, Woburn 01801. For more information or to send the family an online condolence: www.ruggieromh.com.
Owned Joey’s Kozy Kitchen in Everett
Joseph A. Petrucelli of East Boston died unexpectedly on March 23. He was 83 years old.
A US Navy veteran of World War II, he was part of the peace keeping fleet in the Pacific as the war came to an end in 1945. An accomplished cook and baker, he owned and operated Joey_s Kozy Kitchen a diner style restaurant in the line section of Everett for more than 33 years. He was known for his cutlets, Pizzagiena and famous for his ice box cakes, Joey’s_ as the locals called his diner was a staple for the factory workers and for the generation of families who populated the industrial end of Everett.
He was the beloved husband of the late Frances (Bionelli) Petrucelli with whom he shared 42 years of marriage; devoted father of Paula Jean Petrucelli of East Boston and Mark J. Petrucelli and his wife Marilyn _Mally_ of Revere; cherished grandfather of Jonathan M. Petrucelli and Joseph M. Petrucelli and loving brother of the late Diana Losco.
Funeral arrangements were by Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, Revere. Burial was in Forest Glade Cemetery, Wakefield. For guest book: wwwvazzafunerals.com.
Maria (Gucciardi) Armata of Revere died on March 24.
She was the beloved wife of the late Alberto Armata; loving mother of Andrew Armata and his wife, Karen, of Wilmington and Josephine Maher and her husband, Thomas, of Revere; cherished grandmother of Jason and his wife Kara, Christian and his wife Leanne, Mary and Andrew; great-grandmother of Kallie McNeill, Jackson Thomas, Jake Alberto, Josh Lee, Talia Christian and Justin Andrew; dear sister of the late Joseph Gucciardi. She is also survived by loving nieces and nephews.
Funeral arrangements were by The Rapino Memorial Home, East Boston. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. Memorial donations may be made to either: Chelsea Jewish Nursing Home, 17 Lafayette Ave., Chelsea, MA 02150 or Alzheimer’s Association , Mass Chapter, 311 Arsenal St., Watertown, MA 02472. For online condolences, please visit www.rapinomemorialhome.com.
Member of Several Organizations
Hannah K. (Inglese) McCarthy of East Boston, formerly of Beachmont, died unexpectedly at her residence on March 21. She was 63 years old.
Born in Winthrop, she lived in Beachmont and East Boston for most of her life. She attended the Boston School System and graduated from East Boston High School, Class of 1965. She worked as a secretary and most recently became involved in the travel business as a booking agent. She was also a member of the Winthrop Lodge of Elks, Past President of the Beachmont Ladies Auxiliary VFW Post 6712 and the Winthrop Emblem Club.
She was the beloved wife of Albert E. McCarthy of East Boston and dear daughter of Laura Passariell of East Boston and the late Quinton Stary; the devoted mother of Lawrence Ingless and his wife, Tara, of Londonderry, Michelle Macchione of Revere, Deborah Fudge and her husband, Keith of Everett and Jeffrey Inglese of East Boston. She was also the former mother in law of the late Charles Maccione; dear sister of Maryann Stary and Joseph Stary, both of East Boston and the late Quinton Stary; loving grandmother of Tony, Amanda, Lauren, Samantha, Erik, Lorenzo, Jon Vincent and Giovanni.
Funeral arrangements were by the Joseph R. Frazier Funeral Home, Winthrop. Burial was private. The family has requested that in lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy in her memory be donate to: The Crohns & Colitis Foundation, 386 Park Ave., South on the 17th Floor, New York City, NY 10016 or the Lupus Foundation, 40 Speen St., Framingham, MA 0170.
East Boston resident
Pasquale “Papi” Santoro of East Boston died on March 15.
He was the beloved brother of Madeline Hanley and Nicholas Santoro and his wife, Roseanne, all of East Boston and is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.
Funeral arrangements were by Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home. For guest book www.vazzafunerals.com.
Of Missouri, formerly of Winthrop
Rosalia Monaco of Excelsior Springs, Missouri, formerly of Winthrop, died at the Excelsior Springs Nursing and Rehabilitation Center on March 20 after a long illness. She was 90 years old.
Born in Boston, she was the beloved daughter of the late Maria (LaTerza) and Giuseppe Colarusso. A resident of Winthrop for more than 55 years, she moved to Excelsior Springs five years ago.
She was the beloved wife of the late Vincent J. Monaco Sr. and the loving mother of Maria A. Brown of Excelsior Springs, Missouri and Vincent J. Monaco Jr. of Andover; the dear sister of the late Angelo Colarusso and Pasqualena Colarusso; cherished grandmother and great grandmother of Heather, Tamra, Angela, Vincent III, Michael, Rocco, Diego and Jacob.
Funeral arrangements were by the Ernest P. Caggiano and Son-O’Maley Funeral Home, Winthrop. Burial was in the Belle Isle section of Winthrop Cemetery. To sign the online guestbook go to www.caggianofuneralhome.com.
Waitress at Revere’s China Roma for more than 20 years
Sukontha “Susie” (Kumphethong) Rockwood died at her Chelsea home after a two-year battle with cancer on March 20. She was 65 years old.
A native of Bangkok, Thailand, she arrived in the United States in 1970, making her home in Everett. In 1988, she moved to Chelsea. For more than 20 years, until February of 2010 when she retired due to illness, she was a popular waitress at the China Roma Restaurant on Broadway, Revere. “Susie,” as she was affectionately known, was a most popular personality at the restaurant. She had an uncanny energy about her work and life in general. She had a faithful following and people always asked for her when they patronized the restaurant.
She was the cherished mother of Tommy S. Rockwood and his wife, Margo, of Chelmsford and Deborah L. McKinnon and her husband, James, of Everett; the devoted grandmother of Amaya N., Stone E. and Solenn L. Rockwood, all of Chelmsford, and Shaymus S. and Skyar S. McKinnon, both of Everett. She also leaves behind her faithful and loving companion, “Miss Ruby D” and three brothers, one sister and several nieces and nephews in Thailand. She was the loving and caring companion of 30 years to Kenneth J. Higgins of Chelsea and the dear surrogate sister of Michelina “Michelle” Cardone of Chelsea.
Funeral arrangements were by the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, Revere. Burial was in Puritan Lawn Memorial Cemetery, West Peabody. Remembrances may be made to the MSPCA-ANGELL, 350 So. Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02130-9923.