Of Burlington, formerly of East Boston
Charles A. Kitchell of Burlington, formerly of East Boston and North Reading, died recently. He was in his 95th year.
A US Navy veteran of World War II, he was an honorary member of the Jeffries Yacht Club. He was the beloved husband of the late Jennie T. (Cibitoso); devoted father of Gladys J. Kitchell of Burlington and Edward Lally; brother of the late Gladys “Mae” Maher, Edith Lord and Elaine Iannelli; grandfather of Jennifer Bent-Gledhill and her husband, Michael, Jaclyn Bent and her fiancé, William Forbes and Joelle Bent, all of Burlington and is also survived by many nieces, nephews and godchildren.
Funeral Services will be held in the Magrath Funeral Home, 325 Chelsea St. (at Day Square) East Boston today, Wednesday, at 11 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory to the Chelsea Soldiers Home, Recreation Fund, 91 Crest Ave, Chelsea MA 02150 would be appreciated.
Resident of Beachmont Revere
Lena M. Luciano of Beachmont Revere, formerly of the North End of Boston, died on January 30.
She was the loving daughter of the late Peter and Anita (Luongo) Luciano; beloved sister of Joseph Luciano and Katherine Lucacio, both of Revere and the late Carmen and Dominic Luciano and Theresa Brunco; loving companion of John DelPirore of the North End and is also survived by many cherished nieces and nephews.
A Funeral Mass in Celebration of her life will be held in St. Anthony’s Church, Revere Street. Revere on Thursday, February 2 at 11 a.m. Visiting hours prior to the Mass will be helkd in the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home, 971 Saratoga St. (Orient Heights) East Boston starting at 9 a.m. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited. Services will conclude with burial in Holy Cross Cemetery. For more information: www.ruggieromh.com
Antonino Di Maggio
Antonino Di Maggio of Chelsea died on January 27.
He was the beloved husband of Elizabeth (Rosmarinofski) Di Maggio of Chelsea; devoted father of Ginett Di Maggio of Revere, Salvatore Di Maggio of Wakefield, RI and Debra O’Brien of Burlington; cherished grandfather of Brianna and Caitlyn Costa, Jordan Brady Di Maggio and Miguel Angel Marin; loving son of the late Salvatore and Crocifissa (Lemba) Di Maggio. Dear nephew of Anna and Leno Giovannucci and is also survived by many nieces and nephews.
His Funeral will be held from the Frank A. Welsh & Sons Funeral Home, 718 Broadway, Chelsea today, Wednesday, February 1 at 9 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass at St. Joseph’s Church, 770 Salem St., Malden at 10 a.m. Services will conclude with burial at Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. Relatives and friends are most kindly invited to attend. For directions or to send expressions of sympathy, please visit www.WelshFuneralHome.com
Credit Union Officer
Carol A. (Dieso) Vasapolli of Stoneham, formerly of Revere, died on January 29 after a brief illness.
An officer of the Metropolitan and River Works Credit Union, Lynn, she was the beloved wife of Michael J. Vasapolli with whom she shared 37 years of marriage; cherished daughter of Lena (Zani) Dieso of Revere and the late John Dieso; dear sister of Jeanne Young and her husband, Colin of Wakefield; daughter-in-law of Phyllis (Falzone) Vasapolli of Revere and the late Joseph Vasapolli; fond aunt of Kristine Robison and Lauren Young and many other nieces and nephews.
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 St. Anthony’s Church, Revere, at 9 a.m. Entombment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. For directions and guest book, please visit: www.vazzafunerals.com
Past President of East Boston Ladies Lodge Sempre Avanti
Pauline (Chiodi) Paolini-Anastasio of Revere, formerly of East Boston, died on January 28.
The Past President of the East Boston Ladies Lodge 1600 Sempre Avanti and the Ladies Garment Workers Union, she was the loving mother of Vincent Anastasio and his wife, Mary and Joseph Anastasio Jr., all of Byfield and Roseann Micciulla of Revere. She was the dear sister of Antonette Smith, Catherine Spagnola and Andrew Chiodi, all of Revere, Eleanor LaMonica, Rose Woodside, Ann Magner, and Salvatore Chiodi, all of East Boston, Lawrence Chiodi of Plymouth and the late Frances Imbrescia and Anthony Chiodi and former wife of the late Joseph Anastasio. She was the cherished grandmother of John Vincent Anastasio and Richard and Christine Micciulla.
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 Immaculate Conception Church, Revere at 10:30 a.m. For directions and guest book: www.vazzafunerals.com
Married for 77 Years
Teresa (Gulla) Liberato of Revere, formerly East Boston, died on January 27. She was in her 97th year.
The beloved wife of Nicholas Liberato with whom she shared 77 years of marriage, she was the loving mother of James Liberato of Saugus and his late wife, Charline, Nicholas Liberato and his wife, Carol of Revere, Virginia Stewart and her husband, Eugene of Peabody and Angelie Graham and her husband, Thomas of Washington; dear sister of Josephine Renda of Peabody, Frank Gulla of Florida, James “Skiboo” Gulla of Tennessee and the late Mary Mustone, Leo, William and John Gulla; cherished grandmother of Daniel and Tina Liberato, Rebecca Comier, Wendy Spinelli, Mark and Steven Stewart, John and Thomas Graham, Jr. and the late Charline and James Liberato and Christine Stewart. She also leaves 14 great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral arrangements were by Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, Revere. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. For guest book: www.vazzafunerals.com.
East Boston Resident
Nancy J. (Buonopane) Turco of East Boston died on January 25.
The beloved mother of Denise and Joseph Hickey of East Boston and Joseph Turco and Michelle of Beverly, she was the cherished grandmother of Tiana, Nicholas, Lauren and Joseph; loving sister of Elena Baer of Topsfield, William Buonopane of Saugus and the late Ralph, Michael, Robert and Philomena Buonopane, Assunta and Mary Ciccone, Jeanette LoConte and Phyllis Gallo. She is also survived by many loving relatives and friends.
Funeral arrangements were by Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, Revere. Entombment was in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. For guest book www.vazzafunerals.com
Patrick Dana Donnelly
Patrick Dana Donnelly of Milford, formerly of Natick, died January 20 at the Lahey Clinic, Burlington. He was 52 years old.
He was the fiance of Lisa Jones of Milford and they were together for 14 years. He worked at Suffolk Downs racing as a valet for 30 years. His keen eye and strong hands along with his innate sense of horse behavior made him an accomplished rider. His reputation evolved into being asked to work with unruly and hard to train horses many times. After many accidents and broken bones he left riding and took up his profession as a valet.
Patrick was a loyal friend, a caring man and had an incredible sense of humor, he will be truly missed by all who knew him.
In addition to his mother and fiancée, he is survived by his Aunt Patricia Ellis of Sudbury.
A memorial service will be held at a later date. At the family’s request there will be no funeral home visiting hours. Funeral arrangements are under the care of the Norton Funeral Home, 53 Beech St, Framingham. www.nortonfuneralhome.com, In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy in his memory may be made to the Lahey Clinic Philanthropy Department, Liver Transplant Fund, 41 Mall Road, Burlington, MA 01805
East Boston Resident
Thomas E. McKenna of East Boston died on January 26.
A US Air Force Veteran of the Korean Conflict, he was the beloved husband of more than 51 years of Patricia (Cawston) McKenna, the devoted father of Sherrie Flynn and her husband, Charles of Rutland, Patricia Howard and her husband, Daniel of Cape Elizabeth, Maine, Thomas McKenna and his wife, Jenine of Concord; dear brother of William McKenna of East Boston, Kenneth McKenna of Milton, Janice Capozzi of Brockton and the late Marlene DiFlumeri and Ann Buckley and the cherished grandfather of Andrew, Ryan, Colleen, Shannon, Erin, Daniel, Thomas and Riley. He is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.
Funeral arrangements were by the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home (Orient Heights) East Boston. He was buried with his military family in the Veterans National Cemetery in Bourne. May he rest in peace. In honoring Mr. McKenna, memorial donations may be made to Traumatic Brain Injury Research Program at Spaulding Rehababilitation Hospital, 125 Nashua St. Boston, Ma.02114
Stephen B. Ciulla of Wakefield died on January 23.
He was the husband of Dorothy T. (Lima) Ciulla; father of Stephanie and Gregory Ciulla, both of Wakefield; brother of Katherine Culver of Wisconsin, Jeanette McCarthy of Melrose, John Ciulla of East Boston, Vincent and Charles Ciulla of Florida and the late Leonard, Joseph, and Leo Ciulla and Jenny Garavante and the grandfather of Amy and Jeffrey.
Funeral arrangements were by the McDonald Funeral Home, Wakefield. Burial was in Puritan Lawn Memorial Park, Peabody. Contributions may be made to the Little Sisters of the Poor, Jeanne Jugan Residence, 186 Highland Ave., Somerville, MA 02143. For obit and guestbook, www.mcdonaldfs.com
Orient Heights Resident
Audrey A. Salvi of Orient Heights, East Boston died on January 24.
She was the beloved daughter of Myra (Colarossi) and the late Romano Salvi; loving sister of Robert Salvi and his wife, Tracy of Groveland and Mark Salvi and his wife, Janine of East Boston; cherished aunt of Daniel, Nicholas, Joseph, Romano, Dante, Ava and Tasia.
Funeral arrangements were by Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, Revere. For guest book www.vazzafunerals.com
Josephine B. (Bramante) Adinolfi of Lynnfield died on January 24.
She was the beloved wife of P. Arthur Adinolfi; mother of Julia A. Adinolfi of Newburyport, JoAnne and Paul Adinolfi, both of Peabody; grandmother of Jason and Joseph Upham and is also survived by her sisters Mary Bramante and Rose Fitzmaurice.
Burial was in Puritan Lawn Memorial Park in Peabody. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association 311 Arsenal St. Watertwown, MA 02472. For obit and guestbook, www.mcdonaldfs.com
John ‘John the Painter’ Bouvier
Owned Capital City Painting
John M. “John the Painter” Bouvier of East Boston died on January 22.
The owner of Capital City Painting, he was the beloved husband of 38 years of Patricia C. (Emmett); brother of Clark and the late Robert Bouvier; brother-in-law of Teresa LaPointe, Francis Emmett, Maureen Graves, Kathleen Hanlon, Judith Masterson, Paul “Buddy” Cheney and the late Robert Emmett, Sharon Millerick, Frances Keith and Michelle “Sugie” Emmett and is also survived by three generations of nieces and nephews. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to The Magrath Funeral Home, Boston. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory to ZUMIX, 260 Sumner St., East Boston, MA 02128 would be appreciated. MagrathFuneralHome.com
Of East Boston, formerly of Lynn
Antonia (Orlandino) Cheffro of East Boston, formerly of Lynn, died on January 23.
She was the beloved wife of Sylvester “Jake” Cheffro with whom she shared 43 years of marriage; loving mother of Julie Sanseverino and her husband, Louis, Rose Gonzales and her husband, Hector, Paul Pari and Josephine Martinelli and her husband, Sylvester Cheffro III, all of East Boston, Virginia Lindy and her husband, Phil, Mark Cheffro and his wife, Stephanie, all of Wakefield and the late Katherine Cheffro Snider; dear sister of Nicholas Orlandino and the late Gerald and Anita Orlandino; cherished grandmother of 18 grandchildren and two great grandchildren.
Funeral arrangements were by Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, Revere. Committal was private. For guest book: www.vazzafunerals.com.
Of Boxford, formerly of Revere
Susan F. (Falzarano) Comeau of Boxford, formerly of Revere, died unexpectedly on January 22.
She was the beloved wife of Gerald A. “Gerry” Comeau with whom she shared 28 years of marriage; loving mother of Jason J., Jessica J., and Jonathan J. Comeau, all at home; dear sister of Sandra Masiello and her husband, Eric of Lynnfield and the late James Falzarano Jr. and his wife, Susan Falzarano of Revere; fond aunt to many nieces and nephews.
Funeral arrangements were by Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, Revere. Committal was private. For guest book: www.vazzafunerals.com
Of North Reading, formerly of East Boston
Thomas F. Ferretti of North Reading, formerly of East Boston, died on January 23. He was 84 years old.
He was the beloved husband of Joanne (Currier) Ferretti and the late Angelina (Montello) Ferretti; loving father of Annette Fitzgerald and her husband, Richard of Andover and Ann Marie Doucette and her husband, James of Wilmington; brother of Mary Moynihan of Malden; grandfather of Megan (Fitzgerald) DeSanty and her husband, David, Andrew Fitzgerald, David and Stephen Doucette. He is also survived by many beloved nieces and nephews.
Funeral arrangements were by the Croswell Funeral Home, North Reading. Burial was in Riverside Cemetery in North Reading. Memorial donations may be made to the charity of one’s choice or the American Diabetes Association, 330 Congress St., 5th Floor, Boston, MA 02210. www.croswellfuneralhome.com