Social Security Administration retiree
Paula M. (Nicastro) Moran of East Boston died on June 5.
An employee of the Social Security Administration for more than 35 years, she was the beloved wife of Anthony “Tony” Moran, the loving mother of Mark P. Moran of Wells, ME; dear sister of Michael Nicastro and his wife, Barbara, of Litchfield, NH; cherished niece of Irene Forbes of Jamaica Plain and is also survived by loving nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Her Funeral will be from The Rapino Memorial Home, 9 Chelsea St. (Maverick Sq.) East Boston today, Wednesday, at 9 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated in Sacred Heart Church, Brooks Street, East Boston at 10 a.m. Services will conclude with burial in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to: Susan G. Komen for the Cure , P.O. Box 650309, Dallas, TX 75265-0309. For online condolences and/or directions, please visit www.rapinomemorialhome.com.
Lawrence R. Livingstone of Milton died on June 5. He was 92 years old.
A chemist, he retired from Barnstead Co., Boston, was a graduate of Northeastern University and a US Army veteran of World War II.
He was the devoted brother of Francis G. and his wife, Rose, of Milton and the late Alice Surago, Prudence Jackson, Mary, James, John, George and Robert Livingstone. He is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.
His Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Mary of the Hills Church, Milton, today, Wednesday at 11 a.m. Visiting hour at the Alfred D. Thomas Funeral Home, 326 Granite Ave., Milton, will be today from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. prior to Mass. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made to Catholic Charities of Boston, 51 Sleeper St., Boston, MA02110. www.alfreddthomas.com.
Of Waltham, formerly of East Boston
Antonio C. Coco of Waltham, formerly of East Boston and Medford, died on June 2.
He was the beloved husband of Leda F. (Barsottini) Coco; devoted father of Anthony M. Coco and his wife, Kathie Smith-Coco, of Chelmsford, Leda E. Coco of Peabody, Lisa C. Hayes and her husband, James Hayes, Jr., of Waltham, and Steven Coco of New York City; cherished grandfather of James “J.J.” Hayes III, Jonathan Hayes and Tyler Coco; dear brother of Salvatore Coco of Dedham, Marie Roucher of Revere, and the late Maria, Charles, Carmelo, Orazio “Archie”, and Joseph Coco, Rose Anzuoni, and Rafaella Salvo; brother-in-law of Laura Barsottini of Somerville. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews.
Funeral arrangements were by the Brasco & Sons Memorial, Waltham. Burial with Military Honors was at Woodlawn Cemetery in Everett. Expressions of sympathy may be made in his memory to the Alzheimer’s Association, 311 Arsenal St., Watertown, MA 02472. For complete obituary, guestbook, and additional information please refer to: www.BrascoFuneralHome.com.
Retired Postal Worker
Fred W. Smith of Belmont, formerly of East Boston and Plainview, TX, died on June 3.
A US Army veteran of World War II, he was a retired employee of the South Postal Annex, Boston.
He was the beloved husband for 65 years to Evelyn (Leveroni) Smith; devoted father of Kenneth M. Smith and his wife, Diane, of York, ME and Linda Robbins and her husband, Jeffrey, of Norfolk; grandfather of Brian and Jennifer Robbins, William and Gregory Cavalieri, Kristin Abruzzese and is also survived by six great grandchildren. He was the brother of the late Louella Neil, Deck Smith, Foncene Moffett and Jo Della Lambert.
Funeral arrangements were by the Stanton Funeral Home, Watertown. Burial was in Calvary Cemetery, Waltham. Memorial contributions to the First Baptist Church, 129 Lexington, Belmont would be appreciated. www.stantonfuneralhome.com.
East Boston resident
Carmela (Pantano) Caccamesi of East Boston died on June 3.
The beloved wife of the late Peter Caccamesi, she was the devoted mother of Sylvia Caccamesi of East Boston and Joann Cataldo and her husband, Alfred “Fred,” of Stoneham; dear sister of the late Salvatore Pantano and Maria “Mary” Pisano; cherished grandmother of Joseph Fagone and his wife, Nicole, of Lowell, Lesley McDermottroe and her husband, Noel, of Woburn and Fred “Chuckie” Cataldo of Boston; adored great grandmother of Carmella, Olivia, Isabella, Ryan, Tyler, Addison, Jack, Justin ,Michelle and Johnna and is also survived by her many loving nieces and nephews.
Funeral arrangements were by the Barile Family Funeral Home, Stoneham. Burial was in St. Michael’s Cemetery, Boston. To send the Caccamesi family an online condolence: www.ruggieromh.com.
East Boston resident
Edith Tacelli of East Boston died on June 2. She was in her 101st year.
She was the loving daughter of the late Joseph and Carmela (Carcieri) Tacelli;_dear sister of the late Emily Zito, Margaret Caruso, Vincent, William, Arthur and Albert Tacelli and is also survived by many cherished nieces and nephews.
Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Ruggiero Mazzarella Memorial Home, (Orient Heights) East Boston. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to Boston College, Campion Hall, 140 Commonwealth Ave., Room 197, Chestnut Hill, 02467. For more information or to send the family an online condolence: www.ruggieromh.com.
Of Tennessee, formerly of Everett
Michael Strianese of Sparta, TN, formerly of Everett, died of lung cancer at his Mom’s home in W. Peabody after a brief illness on May 28.
He was the beloved husband of Mary Beth Strianese of Sparta, TN; loving father of Carlyn Elizabeth and Dylan Sparkman of Sparta, TN.; beloved son of Lois Cinelli and her husband, Anthony “Tony” of W. Peabody and the late Carl Strianese; brother of Richard “Rick” Strianese and his wife, Cathy, of Dracut and beloved step-brother of Scott Cinelli and his wife, Lori, of East Boston, Michael Cinelli and Marianne Wright. He leaves behind his dear friends Edward LeFave and his wife, Tricia, and David Lester. He was the cherished grandson of the late Louis and Gertrude DiSabatino and Amando and Filomena Strianese.
Funeral arrangements were by the Salvatore, Rocco & Sons Funeral Home, Everett. Memorial donations may be made to the American Lung Association, 460 Totten Pond Rd., Waltham, MA 02451. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. roccofuneralhomes.com.
Of Roslindale, formerly of East Boston
Cecilia (Constantine) Gill of Roslindale, formerly of East Boston, died on May 28.
She was the beloved wife of Sgt. Francis M. (Ret. B.P.D.); loving mother of Christina and her husband, George, Elizabeth and Richard, and Michael F. (B.P.D.); devoted grandmother of two grandchildren.
Funeral arrangements were by the William J. Gormley Funeral Home, West Roxbury. Burial was at St. Joseph Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Lung Association, 25 Spring St., Walpole, MA 02081 or Alzheimer’s Association, 311 Arsenal St., Watertown, MA 02472. For guestbook www.gormleyfuneral.com.
Of Ipswich, formerly of East Boston and Revere
Frank P. Cavatorta of Cable Gardens, Ipswich died on May 28 in the Seacoast Rehabilitation Center of Gloucester following a brief illness. He was 95 years old.
Born in Framingham on September 24, 1915, he was the son of the late Joseph and Josephine (Lapradi) Cavatorta. He was raised in Somerville and graduated from Somerville Public Schools. He entered the US Army in 1941 and served with the Troop F 121st Calvary in Europe seeing battle action in Northern France, Rhineland, Ardennes and Central Europe. Following his honorable discharge, he returned to Somerville.
In 1948, he married the late Josephine V. (Capobianca) Cavatorta and the couple made their home in East Boston and then in Revere for 37 years.
For several years, he owned and operated an Atlantic Service Station in East Boston and for many years, he was employed as a driver by Abbott Tool Rental of Boston retiring in 1991 when the Cavatortas moved to their summer home at Great Neck in Ipswich. In retirement, he worked part time at an East Boston Gibbs Station.
Mr. Cavatorta was an avid fan of professional New England sports teams and he most enjoyed spending time with family at his Ipswich home. He was a communicant of Our Lady of Hope Church.
He was the beloved husband of the late Josephine V. (Capobianca) and father of Richard Cavatorta and the late Edward Cavatorta, both of Ipswich. He is also survived by five grandchildren, Edward Cavatorta of Georgetown, John Cavatorta and Cindy Cavatorta. both of Haverhill, Linda Cook of Rowley and David Cavatorta of Ipswich; 11 great grandchildren; four great great grandchildren; a daughter-in-law, Veronica Cavatorta of Ipswich and many nephews and nieces. He was the brother of the late Paul and Albert Cavatorta, both of Lexington and Anna Russo of Moody, ME.
His funeral service with Army Honors was held graveside in the Cowles Memorial Cemetery, Ipswich. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in his name may be made to the Ipswich Humane Group, 17 Fowler Lane, Ipswich, MA 01938. Arrangements were under the direction of the Whittier-Porter Funeral Home of Ipswich. To leave a condolence message, please visit www.whittier-porter.com.
Paul A. Bova of Revere died on May 29.
He was the cherished son of the late Paul S. and Josephine (Imbroglia) Bova; former husband of Debora Farrell of East Boston; loving father of Paul Bova of East Boston and Bianca Bova of Winthrop; dear brother of Mark and Jennie Bova of Arizona and Cheri Bova of Revere. He also leaves many nieces and nephews.
A Memorial Mass was celebrated in St. Anthony’s Church, Revere. Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen St., Framingham, MA 017976.