Obituaries 04-25-2012

John Viarella

East Boston Resident

John F. Viarella of East Boston died on April 23.

He was the husband of Ann (Tecci) Viarella; loving father of John Viarella and his wife, Kimberly of Virginia, Christine (Viarella) Gomes and her husband, Marcus of Revere, and Lisa Ferrara and her husband, Luigi of Saugus; dear brother of Joseph Viarella of Revere, Stephen Viarella of East Boston, Catherine Freni of Medford, and Joanne Stone of Chelsea and the late Michael, Salvatore, and Vincent Viarella and cherished grandfather of John James, Viarella Lindsay Millar, Marcus and Luciano Gomes. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

His Funeral will be from Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, 262 Beach St., Revere, Thursday morning at 8 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Mary of the Assumption Church, Revere, at 9 a.m. Family and friends may visit today, Wednesday, from 4 to 8 p.m. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. For guest book and directions,

Mary DiSilvestro

East Boston Resident

Mary L. (Ozioli ) DiSilvestro of East Boston, formerly of Everett and Somerville, died on April 22.

She was the beloved wife of the late Santo “Sam” DiSilvestro; devoted mother of John DiSilvestro and his companion, Charlene Melio of Easton, Linda DiSilvestro and her husband, Frank DeMinico of New Hampshire, Stephen DiSilvestro of East Boston and Richard DiSilvestro of Peabody; dear sister of Elio Ozioli of Cape Cod and the late Florence Marchant and Daniel Ozioli; cherished sister in law of Christine Martarano of East Boston and adored grandmother of Taylor and Arianna DeMinico. She is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.

Visiting Hours in the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home, 971 Saratoga St .(Orient Heights) East Boston will be today, Wednesday, from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. before leaving for services and entombment in Holy Cross Mausoleum. In honoring Mrs. DiSilvestro, memorial donations may be made to VNA Hospice, 100 Trade Center, Woburn 01801. For more information or to send online condolences:

William ‘Billy’ Law

Of Winthrop, formerly of East Boston

William T “Billy” Law of Winthrop, formerly of East Boston, died suddenly on April 22.

He was the beloved husband of more than 55 years to Palma M (Iantosca) Law; loving brother of Ruth Carras and her husband, John of South Boston and the late Harold, David, John and Robert Law; dear brother in law of Angelo Iantosca and Christine of Danvers and is also survived by many cherished nieces nephews and friends.

His Funeral will be held from the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home, 971 Saratoga St. (Orient Heights) East Boston on Thursday, April 26, at 9 a.m. with a Mass of Christian Burial in celebration of his life in St. John the Evangelist Church, Winthrop at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited. Visiting hours are today, Wednesday, from 4 to 8 p.m. Services will conclude with burial with Military Honors in Holy Cross Cemetery. For more information or to send the family an online condolence, visit:

Robert Floyd III

Longtime Chef

Robert S. Floyd III of Winthrop Street, Winthrop died at the Chelsea Jewish Nursing Home on April 18 after a short illness. He was 58 years old.

A life long resident of Winthrop, he was employed as a chef for many years.
He was the dear brother of Kathy Camacho and her husband, Paul of Sewickley, PA, Thomas Floyd of Winthrop, John Floyd and his wife, Roberta of Winthrop, Daniel Floyd of Winthrop, Patricia Floyd of Barcelona, Spain, Mary LaMarra, Eileen Floyd and Elizabeth Casey and her husband, John, all of Winthrop and the late Michael Floyd. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

The funeral mass was conducted from the St. John the Evangelist Church, Winthrop on Tuesday, April 24. Burial followed the Mass in Winthrop Cemetery. To sign the online guestbook go to

Lelia Costa Sr.

New England Tel & Tel Retiree

Lelia M. (McLaughlin) Costa Sr. died in East Boston on April 18. She was in her 92nd year.

She was a retired employee of New England Telephone and Telegraph, Shop Steward of IBEW Local 222 and a member of the New England Telephone Pioneers.The beloved wife of the late John Costa, she was the loving mother of John J. Costa of Wakefield, Lelia M. Costa Jr., Patricia DiLorenzo and Martha Luongo and her husband, George, all of East Boston and is also survived by eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

At her request, all services were private

Angela Hannon

CH Powell Employee

Angela (Ciccia) Hannon of Saugus, formerly of East Boston, died peacefully on April 21 at The Kaplan Family Hospice House surrounded by her loved ones.

She worked for CH Powell and was a long time member of the Int’l logistics community. She was a great friend to many.She was the daughter of the late Blanche (Souza) Ciccia and John Ciccia and is survived by her children, Lori Saraiva and her husband, Dennis of Amesbury, Lorna Tinkham of Greenfield, Tracy Peveri and her husband, Raymond of Amesbury, Derek Hannon and his wife, Carla of Gloucester, and Nicole Hannon of Saugus and her long time boyfriend, Michael Parziale; grandmother of Robert Laffey, Kyle Laffey, Brianna Laffey, Bianca Tinkham, Sophia Saraiva, Jack Peveri, Maximo Peveri, Nicholas Peveri, Brooke Hannon, and Krystiana Hannon.

Services will be today, Wednesday, April 25 at 11 a.m. at the Bisbee-Porcella Funeral Home, 549 Lincoln Avenue, Saugus. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests a donation be made in her name to the Hospice of the North Shore, 75 Sylvan Street, Suite B-102, Danvers, MA 01923. For directions and condolences:

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