Obituaries 10-31-2012

Peter Mitchell, Sr.

Past member of Teamsters Local 82

Peter J. Mitchell, Sr. of Malden, formerly of Dorchester, died suddenly on October 26.

A past member of Teamsters Local 82, he was the devoted father of Peter J., Jr. of Everett and Jon Paul and his wife, Christine of Wakefield; loving son of the late John and Bernice (Doogan) Mitchell; doting and beloved grandfather of Gina and Nadia Mitchell and  brother of Denise.

In accordance with Mr. Mitchell’s wishes, funeral services are private and under the personal care of the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home, East Boston.

Memorial donations may be made to MSPCA, 350 So.Huntington Avenue, Boston 02130. For more information or to send an online   617 569 0990

Sabatino ‘Ben’ Marcucci

Owned Ben’s Auto Body in East Boston

Sabatino “Ben” Marcucci of Winthrop died on October 24. He was 84 years old.

Ben, who enjoyed spending time with his family and friends, was the late owner of Ben’s Auto Body in East Boston and a late member of the Winthrop Golf Club and the Beachmont VFW.

He was the beloved husband of Irene T. (Romano) Marcucci; loving father of Michele Wilson and her husband, Robert of Winthrop and the late Michael Marcucci; dear brother of Umberto “Bert” Marcucci and his wife, Jean, Angela LeBlanc and her husband, Arthur all of Kennebunk, ME and the late Camille DiRuzza. He is also survived by many loving nieces, nephews and cousins.

Funeral arrangements were by the Porcella Funeral Home, Revere. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to the charity of your choice . For

Filippo Bulla

Revere Resident

Filippo Bulla of Revere died on October 25.

He was the beloved  husband of Maria (Talluto) Bulla; devoted father of Alessandro Bulla and his wife, Cheryl of Revere, Joseph Bulla and his wife, Ursula of Malden, Robert Bulla and Kerri Ann Marden of Revere; loving  grandfather of Philip, Ariana, Alexandra and Stella Bulla; dear brother of the late Alessandro and Lina Bulla; cherished son in law of Filippa Talluto and her late husband, Joseph  of East Boston and is also survived by his many adored brothers and sisters in law as well as nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home, (Orient Heights) East Boston. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery.  For more information or to send the Bulla family an online

Dominic Cerulli


Dominic Cerulli of Ossining, New York passed away at the Phelps Memorial Hospital in Tarrytown, New York on October 23 after a long illness. He was 85 years old.

He enlisted in the US Navy during World War II and upon his discharge went on to become a reporter for UPI in Boston, covering local news. He worked as a reporter and freelance cartoonist for the Boston Globe for several years and then went on to work for, Downbeat Magazine, Warner Bros. Records, RCA records, Columbia Records and Reader’s Digest. After leaving Reader’s Digest, he became the Vice President/Creative Director for Glolier Enterprises where he created Direct Mail for books, book clubs and catalogs. He also wrote music related articles for Playboy, Show Business Illustrated, Roque, Monsieur and International Musician and a Freelance Creative Director for the Franklin Mint, Colonial Penn Life Insurance Co., Music For Your Life, Cancer Care Hume Publishing and others.

Born in East Boston, he was the beloved son of the late Rose (Muto) and Ralph F. Cerulli; the devoted husband of Dolores (Costa) and the loving father of Mark Cerulli and his wife, Sandra and Garrett Cerulli and his wife, Susanna and the cherished grandfather of Erik. He is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Ernest P. Caggiano and Son-O’Maley Funeral Home, Winthrop. Burial was in the Cross Street section of Winthrop Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, P.O. Box 96011, Washington, DC 20090-6011. To sign the online guestbook go

Antoinette ‘Toni’ Giuffrida

Revere Resident

Antoinette ‘Toni’ (Doro) Giuffrida of Revere died on October 23.

She was the beloved wife of the late Felice; loving mother of Gail Kingsley and her husband, Jeff and Charles Giuffrida and his wife, Lisa, all of Revere, Robert Giuffrida and his wife, MaryLee of Peabody, Felix Giuffrida and his wife, Rosalba of Danvers and Anthony Giuffrida and his wife, JoAnn of Saugus; dear sister of the late Luuicina, Josephine, Mary, Rosalie, Felix and Joseph and is also survived by 11 grandchildren, one loving great granddaughter and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, Revere. Entombent was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. For guest

Debra Morabito

Wife of Former Owner of Art Tone Studio, Revere

Debra (Braccia) Morabito, 7/12/54-10/23/12, the wife of the former owner of Art Tone Studio in Revere has lost her long battle with ovarian cancer.

She was diagnosed on Tuesday, January 20, 2009.  She courageously battled her disease until succumbing on October 23, 2012 at 4:55 p.m. at the Lighthouse Nursing Care Center in Revere, the very place she was employed until the day she was diagnosed.

She passed away quietly surrounded by family and friends.

She is survived by her husband, Leonard Morabito of Revere, her brother, Michael Braccia of East Boston, and her daughter, Amanda Morabito of Revere and by many relatives and friends.

Her funeral mass will be held today, Wednesday, October 31 at St. Anthony’s Church in Revere.  Funeral arrangements are by Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, Revere. For listing information, please visit or contact the funeral home at 781-284-1127.

No flowers, please.

Barbara Ann Moccia

Of Florida, formerly of East Boston

Barbara Ann (Ascolillo) Moccia of Port Orange, Florida, formerly of East Boston, died in Daytona Beach, Florida on October 15.  She was 74 years old.

She was born on September 10, 1938 in Boston to the late Amerigo and Rose (Abate) Ascolillo.

She was the wife of the late James Moccia and sister of the late Robert, Ronald, and Louis Ascolillo. She is survived by her son, James Moccia, Jr. of Salem, her daughter, Sandra Paradis and her husband, Wayne of Port Orange, Florida; two brothers, Richard and William Ascolillo of East Boston; two grandchildren, Jamie Orsini and Jannell Foster and her husband, Jason; her great grandson, Brendyn Wakefield and by many nieces and nephews.

A Mass was celebrated  at St. Ann Parish, Readville, MA, with an inurnment and graveside service following at Fairview Cemetery, Hyde Park, MA. All arrangements are under the care of Heritage Cremation and Memorial Chapel, Port Orange, Florida.

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