Patrick C. Pisano of Saugus, formerly of East Boston, died on March 23 following a brief illness. He was 84 years old.
A US Army veteran of World War II, he was the beloved husband of the late Sylvia (Scrima) and the late Angelina (Uva); cherished father of Revere Police Sgt. Detective, Steven J. Pisano and wife, Barbara of Peabody and the late Patrick R. Pisano; devoted grandfather of Angie Pisano-Briggs and her husband, John and Patrick Pisano, all of Saugus and Alisha Pisano of Peabody; brother of the late Frederick and Albert Pisano, Mary Gallo, Rose Wolinsky, Anne Pisano, and Teresa DiPrimo. He is also lovingly survived by many nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.
Family and friends are invited to attend his funeral from the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway, (Rte. 107), Revere today, Wednesday, March 28 at 9 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass at St. Anthony of Padua Church, Revere, at 10 a.m. Entombment will be in Holy Cross Community Mausoleum. For additional information, visit: www.vertuccioandsmith.com.
Of Winthrop, formerly of East Boston
Susan L (Rizzo) Barker of Winthrop, formerly of East Boston, died on March 22.
She was the beloved wife of more than 42 years of Frank W. Barker of Winthrop; devoted mother of Craig Barker of Winthrop and Dina Yoo and her husband, Derek of Medford; dear sister of Donna Rizzo of Winthrop; cherished grandmother of Wyatt and Alex and is also survived by her many loving nieces and nephews.
A Memorial Mass in Celebration of her life will be held in St John the Evangelist Church, 320 Winthrop St., Winthrop on Saturday, March 31 at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited. In accordance with her wishes, visiting hours are respectfully omitted. Memorial donations may be made to the above named church.
Services will conclude with her ashes being laid to rest in Winthrop Cemetery Belle Isle section. Arrangements are under the personal care of the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home, East Boston. For more information: www.ruggieromh.com
Joseph ‘Sparky’ D’Annolfo
Orient Heights Resident
Joseph G. “Sparky” D’Annolfo of Orient Heights East Boston died on March 24.
A US Air Force veteran of the Korean War, he was the beloved husband of the late Jeanette (DiFonzo) D’Annolfo; loving father of Patricia Shelton and her husband, Allen of Wilmington, Joan D’Annolfo of Melrose, Carla Reilly and her husband, Michael of Leominster, Mark D’Annolfo and his wife, Lisa of Revere and Joseph D’Annolfo of Wakefield; dear brother of Angela and Theresa D’Annolfo of East Boston, Gloria Crane of Andover, Maria Palermo of Stoneham and the late Frank D’Annolfo; cherished grandfather of Lyndsay, Lauren, Courtney, Taylor, Kyle and Matthew and great grandfather of Andrew and Alexis.
Funeral arrangements were by Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, Revere. Burial was in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. For guestbook: www.vazzafunerals.com
Retired Clerk for State of Massachusetts
Antonette E. Day of Seaview Avenue, Winthrop died at home on March 26 after a long illness. She was 80 years old.
Born in Boston, she was the beloved daughter of the late Rosa (Scorzelli) and Luigi DeMasellis. A resident of East Boston for many years, she moved to Winthrop over 55 years ago. Prior to her retirement she was employed as a clerk for the State of Massachusetts.
She was the devoted wife of the late Walter Day and the loving mother of Jeanne M. Day of Melrose, Michael Day of Amesbury, Ellen A. Collins of Dedham and Billy Day of Revere; the dear sister of Gene DeMarsellis and his wife, Rita of East Boston and the cherished grandmother of Jennifer, Michael, Rachel, Benjamin, Sarah, Jarod, Dillan and Ethan.
Visitation will be from the Ernest P. Caggiano and Son-O’Maley Funeral Home, 147 Winthrop St., Winthrop today, Wednesday, March 28 from 4 to 7 p.m. Her Funeral Mass will be conducted from the St. John the Evangelist Church, 320 Winthrop St., Winthrop on Thursday, March 29 at 10 a.m. Burial will follow the Mass in the Belle Isle section of Winthrop Cemetery.
Richard Granara, Jr.
Retired Boston Assistant Building Commissioner
Richard L. Granara, Jr. of Rowley, formerly of East Boston, died suddenly in Florida on March 19.
A US Army veteran of World War II and the retired City of Boston Assistant Building Commissioner, he was the beloved husband of the late Hazel M. (Richardson); father of Richard A. and his wife, Patricia of Melrose and Robert E. of Londonderry, NH; grandfather of Erica A., Richard B., Elyse C., Hillary S., Lauryn G. and Robert D. Granara.
Funeral arrangements were by the Magrath Funeral Home, East Boston. Burial was in Rowley Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the East Boston Athletic Board, PO Box 371, East Boston, MA 02128 would be appreciated. MagrathFuneralHome.com
East Boston Resident
William P. “Billy” Ekasala of East Boston died suddenly on March 23. He was 35 years old.
The loving son of John and Maria “Queenie” (Orlandella) Ekasala, he was the devoted father of Jayanna Ekasala, all of East Boston; beloved brother of Sherri Orlandella of East Boston, Marc Orlandella and his companion, Maria Santostefano, Daniel Ekasala and his wife, Susan, all of Saugus; loving companion of Jacqueline “Jackie” Crowley of East Boston and is also survived by many cherished nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles.
His Funeral will be held from the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home, 971 Saratoga St. (Orient Heights) East Boston today, Wednesday, March 28 at 9 a.m. with a Mass of Christian Burial in celebration of his life in Sacred Heart Church at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited. Burial will be in Holy Cross Cemetery. For more information: www.ruggieromh.com
Member of Knights of Columbus
Leonard S. Brennan of East Boston died on March 24.
A member of the Knights of Columbus, St. Francis Council, he was the beloved son of the late Catherine (Danaher) and Frederick A. Brennan, Sr.; husband of Marie Sentner-Brennan; father of Joseph Smith of East Boston, Carla Smith of Saugus and Lisa Farrell of Douglas; brother of Kathleen Ciuffo of Brockton and the late John, Frederick, Jr., William, Lawrence, James, Albert, Catherine, Frank and Robert Brennan, Margaret Cosentino and Rita Corey. He is also survived by eight grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral arrangements were by the Magrath Funeral Home, East Boston. Burial was at Holy Cross Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory to American Heart Association would be appreciated. MagrathFuneralHome.com
Former Employee of Logan Airport Hilton
Linda LeWalker of Winthrop died on March 22.A former Logan Airport Hilton employee, she was the loving daughter of the late Angelina Sullivan; beloved wife of James Walz of Winthrop; cherished sister of Mary Buonopane of Saugus; dear step-mother of Christopher Walz and the late James Walz; adored aunt of Lynne Tosi, Stephanie Hawker, Heather Buonopane and the late Karen Buonopane. She is also survived by many loving great-nieces and nephews.
Funeral arrangements were by Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, Revere. For guest book: www.vazzafunerals.com
East Boston Resident
Rose (Petruccelli) Consalvi of East Boston died on March 19. She was in her 98th year.
The beloved wife of the late Emilo, she was the devoted mother of Constance Montecalvo and her late husband, Domenic of Beverly, Marilyn Cappuccio and her husband, Angelo of East Boston and the late Francis “Buster” Consalvi; dear sister of Frank Petrucelli of Reading and the late Anthony Petruccelli, Lucy Albanese and Josephine Ciampilillo. She is also survived by five cherished grandchildren and eight adored great grandchildren as well as many loving nieces and nephews.
Funeral arrangements were by the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home. Burial was in Holy Cross Cemetery. For more information, visit: www.ruggieromh.com
Of Peabody, formerly of East Boston
Elaine Disciscio of Peabody, formerly of East Boston, died on March 18.
She was the beloved daughter of the late Anthony “Bucky” and Rosemarie “Rosie” (Interbartolo) Disciscio; loving sister of Annette and Charles “Chucky” Disciscio of East Boston, Lucille Nastari of Lynn and Anthony “Bucky”, Richard “Ricky”, Rosemarie “Ro” and Rocco Disciscio, all of Peabody. She is also survived many loving nieces and nephews.
Funeral arrangements were by Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, Revere. Burial was in Puritan Lawn Memorial Park, W. Peabody. For guestbook www.vazzafunerals.com
Of Florida, formerly of East Boston
Philip Panarese of Englewood, Florida, formerly of East Boston, died on March 18. He was 82 years old.
A US Navy veteran of World War II, he was born on February 18, 1926 in Boston to Mary Orlandella and Giovanni Panarese. Survivors include his wife of 61 years, Margie; daughter Susan of Lynn; son Philip of Sandwich and his wife, Terry; son David and his wife, Katt of North Port, FL; grandchildren Valerie, Paul and Dawson; great grandchildren Anthony and Lauryn and his brother, John and his wife, Helen of Sarasota, FL. He was the brother of the late Anthony of Lynnfield.
Expressions of sympathy may be made in his memory to the Alzheimer’s Association . To share a memory, visit: www.farleyfuneralhome.com
Edith M. (Geran) Mahoney of Needham, formerly of Brighton, died on March 22.
She was the beloved wife of the late William J. Mahoney; devoted mother of Edward J. Mahoney of Needham and Susan Mahoney of East Boston; sister of Edward J. Geran of Dennis and the late Marjorie Davin and John Geran. She is also survived by seven grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral arrangements were by the George F. Doherty & Sons Funeral Home, Needham. Burial was in Holyhood Cemetery, Brookline. Expressions of sympathy may be made in her memory to the Stone Institute Employee Fund, 277 Elliot St. Newton, MA 02464. Online guestbook at www.gfdoherty.com.
Nora (Heanue) Faherty of Brookline died on March 16. The beloved wife of the late Michael Faherty, she was the loving mother of Michael of Brookline, James of Everett, Paul of East Boston, Sean and his wife, Abby of Billerica, and the late Mary Griffin; grandmother of Jessica and Michael and great- grandmother of Terrell; sister of Patrick Heanue of Ireland, Ann MacDonald of Billerica, and the late Sr. Mary Benedicta Heanue; loving daughter of the late Michael and Margaret (Conroy) Heanue of Ireland.Funeral arrangements were by the William J. Gormley Funeral Home, West Roxbury.
Burial was at St. Joseph Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in the memories of Nora and her daughter, Mary Griffin, may be made to Glioblastoma Brain Tumor Research, Mass. General Hospital, c/o Development Office, 165 Cambridge St., Suite 600, Boston, MA 02114. For guestbook, visit: www.gormleyfuneral.com
Of Wakefield, formerly of East Boston
Lorraine Cefalo-Castiello of Wakefield, formerly of East Boston, died at the Melrose Wakefield Hospital on March 20 after a brief illness. She was 69 years old.
Born in the North End of Boston, she was the beloved daughter of the late Philip and Rose Cefalo and Bernice and Albert Puzin; the loving mother of Bernice Aquino of Lynn, Maria Castiello-Robinson of East Boston, Lisa M. Venezia of Wakefield, Joseph DeSilva of California, Diana Castiello of Wakefield and Patrice Moore of Salem; dear sister of Philip Cefalo and his wife, Sherry of Stoneham; cherished grandmother and great grandmother of Nicole, Dino, Alby, Zachary, Mark, Jimmy, Monica, Joshua and Alby II.
Funeral arrangements were by the Ernest P. Caggiano and Son-O’Maley Funeral Home, Winthrop. Memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, P.O. Box 96011, Washington, DC 20090-6011
Member of Local 22 Laborers Union
Salvatore Guarino of East Boston died on March 24.A member of Local 22 Laborers Union, he was the beloved husband of Vita (Giacolone) Guarino with whom he shared 57 years of marriage; loving father of Michela Guarino and her friend, Michael Polizzi, Giacomo Guarino and his wife, Kelly, Sara Crombie and her husband, Michael and Angelo Guarino and his wife, Lauriann, all of Saugus; dear brother of Anthony of Florida, Vincenzo of Stoneham, Francesco and Joseph Guarino of Medford, and the late Giacoma Struppa. He was the cherished grandfather of eight grandchildren.
His Funeral will be held from Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, 262 Beach Street, Revere today, Wednesday at 10 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in the Sacred Heart Church, 45 Brooks St., East Boston at 11 a.m. Entombment will be in the Mausoleum at Woodlawn Cemetery. For directions and guestbook. www.vazzafunerals.com.
George ‘Ziggy’ LaPia, Sr.
East Boston Resident
George “Ziggy” LaPia, Sr., of East Boston died on March 20.
He was the beloved husband of the late Barbara (Ferguson) LaPia; loving father of George LaPia, Jr. and his wife, Robin of Saugus, Eileen Parker and her husband, Jaime of Malden, Nancy Meena and her husband, Daniel of Lynn, and Jon Michael LaPia and his wife, Elizabeth of Lynn; cherished grandfather of 14 and great-grandfather of five; dear brother of Carmella LaPia of East Boston and the late James, Michael, Antoinetta, Jennie and Nancy. He is also survived by loving nieces and nephews.
Funeral arrangements were by the Rapino Memorial Home, East Boston. Burial was in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. For online condolences, visit www.rapinomemorialhome.com
Rose A. (Puttilli) Annese of Revere, formerly of Italy, died at home surrounded by her family on March 21. She was 77 years old.
A homemaker, born in Italy, she came to Revere with her husband and first born daughter in 1967. She was the daughter of the late Ruggiero and Anna ( Borelli ) Putilli, the beloved wife of Alessandro “Alex the Tailor”, devoted mother of AnnaLisa Silva of Peabody, Helen Ivey-Annese and her husband, Ray of Middleton, Vincent and his wife, Amy of Westford; loving grandmother of Alec, Alessandra and Adrianna; dear sister of the late Luigi Puttilli, Graziella Alberi and Dorina Puttilli. She is also survived by loving nieces and nephews.
Funeral arrangements were by the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, Revere. Burial was in St. Mary’s Cemetery in Salem. Memorial donations may be made to the Joslin Diabetes Center, 1 Joslin Place, Boston Ma 02215. For guest book, please visit: www.Buonfiglio.com
Member of Sons of Italy and Calabrese Club
Nicolino LaSerra died at his Stoneham home surrounded by his family on March 21. He was 77 years old.
Born in Calabria Italy, he lived in East Boston for many years before moving to Stoneham. He was a member of the Sons of Italy and of the Calabrese ClubHe was the beloved husband of 50 years to Itala “Silvana” (Ciraco) LaSerra; cherished father of Stephan LaSerra of Stoneham and Rita LaSerra of East Boston; son of the late Stefano LaSerra and Antonia “Maria” (LaGrotteria) LaSerra; loving brother of the late Anna Maria LaSerra; dear nephew of Palma Apa, Natalina Furlano and Carmela Cervalo, all of Italy and the late Francesca Velente, Francesco, Narzareno and Graziano LaGrotteria, all of Italy. In addition, he leaves behind many cousins also in Italy.
Funeral arrangements were by the Barile Family Funeral Home, Stoneham. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. To send a memorial condolence www.barilefuneral.com
Elvira C. (Casto) Tejeda of Raynham, formerly of Westwood, died peacefully on March 20 just shy of her 80th birthday.
She was the loving daughter of Giuseppe and Rosaria (Motta) Casto. She grew up in East Boston and graduated from East Boston High School, Class of 1949. To follow her pursuit of education, she joined the US Air Force where she met her future husband, Julio. They were married on December 22, 1951 and lived on various Air Force bases before settling in Westwood where they raised their family. Her passion was spending time with her children and grandchildren; all else came secondary. She was the loving wife of Julio B. Tejeda of Raynham and devoted mother of Julie Tejeda and her husband, Charles Spall of Raynham, Richard and his wife, Connie of New York, Eva Melzar and her husband, Ray of Arizona, and Linda T. Gieg and her husband, John of Sharon; proud “Grandma” of Jonathan, David, Peter, Maria, Heather, Danny, Emily, Catherine, and Philip; sister of Eddie of Lynn, Rose D’Angelo of Everett, Tony of Watertown, and the late Chris.
Funeral arrangements were by the Prophett-Chapman, Cole & Gleason Funeral Home, Bridgewater. Memorial donations may be sent to the American Lung Association 1301 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Suite 800, Washington, DC 20004. For online guestbook, please visit www.ccgfuneralhome.com