Obituaries 02-13-2013

Gaetano Consolo

Retired Revere Policeman

Gaetano Consolo of Florida, formerly of East Boston and Revere, died unexpectedly on February 10.

A Retired Revere Policeman and a past member of the Mass. Policeman’s Association, he was the devoted father of Philip, Sr. of Revere and John of Rutland, MA; dear brother of John Consolo and his wife, Kathy of East Boston; loving son of the late Felice and Mary (Cannata) Consolo; cherished grandfather of  Philip Jr. and Jack T. Consolo and is also survived by many fond aunts, uncles and cousins.

His Funeral will be from the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home, 971 Saratoga St., (Orient Heights) East Boston on Friday, February 15 at 9 a.m. with a Mass of Christian Burial in celebration of his life at St. Anthony’s Church, Revere at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited. Visiting hours are Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m.  Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery.

The Funeral Home is handicapped accessible, a children’s lounge is available, courtesy valet parking at the front entrance. For complimentary transportation to and from the funeral home, please call 617 569 0990. For more information:

Filippo Ilardi

East Boston Resident

Filippo Ilardi of East Boston died on February 8.

The beloved husband of the late Catherina (Sero) Ilardi, he was the loving father of Carmen Ilardi of East Boston; beloved brother of Rosario Ilardi and his family and Vincenzina Sambataro and her family.

Funeral arrangements were by the Rapino Memorial Home, East Boston. Entombment was in Woodlawn Mausoleum, Everett. For online condolences, please visit:

Sandra Ortiz

Of East Boston
Sandra A. (Harris) Ortiz of East Boston, formerly of Jamaica Plain, died on February 4.

The beloved wife of the late Luis M. Ortiz, she was the loving mother of Freddy Ortiz and his wife, Josefina of Shelton, CT, James Ortiz and his wife, Sabrina of Revere, John Ortiz, and Luis Ortiz and his wife, Denise of Revere; cherished grandmother of Paul, Michael, Christina, Freddy Jr., James Jr., Justin, Jacob, Luis Jr., Isabella, Jonathon, and Linda; great-grandmother of Jocelyn and Anthony; dear sister of James Harris and his wife, Jean of Malden, Christina Gerald of Newbury and the late Lawrence Harris and his surviving wife, Beverly of Quincy. She is also survived by loving nieces and nephews. Funeral arrangements were by the Kirby-Rapino Memorial Home, (Orient Heights) East Boston.  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to: East Boston Social Center, 68 Central Square, East Boston, MA 02128. For online condolences please visit:

Elaine Dacey

Retired Educator and Past President of the Salem State Alumni Association

Elaine F. (Monahan) Dacey of Winthrop passed away on February 6. She was 70 years old.

She was the beloved wife of 48 years of William H. Dacey. Born in Melrose, she was the daughter of the late John J. and Elizabeth F. (Murphy) Monahan; devoted mother of Kevin P. Dacey of East Boston, Susan E. Bellis and her husband, Donald of Auburn, WA, Maureen D. Nevers and her husband, Patrick of Randolph, VT, Kathleen T. Cesareo and her husband, Lawrence of Revere, Brian W. Dacey of Winthrop and Kristen M. Dacey of Tacoma, WA; dear sister of Joyce Moore of Bradford, VT and Charles Monahan of Winthrop and the cherished ‘Grammy’ of Nickolas, Lyncoln, and Jacob Bellis and cherished ‘Mammy’ of Delaney and Carter Cesareo. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews. Funeral arrangements were by the Maurice W. Kirby Funeral Home, Winthrop. A Funeral Mass was held in St. John the Evangelist Church-Winthrop on Feb. 11. Donations in her name can be made to CurePSP 30 E. Padonia Rd, Ste 201,Timonium, MD 21093 or to, to help find a cure for Corticobasal Degeneration. For guestbook, visit

Karen Belanger

Of Revere, formerly of East Boston

Karen A. (Keohane) Belanger of Revere, formerly of East Boston, died on February 4.

She was the beloved wife of Robert J. “Bo” Belanger; loving mother of Nadine Bousaleh and her husband, Rob of So. Weymouth and Sherry Belanger of Revere; cherished daughter of the late Red and Fannie Keohane; dear sister of Timothy Keohane and Catherine Brayden-Strelitz of East Boston, Eileen Darling of Malden, Elaine Tripp of Saugus and the late Joseph F. Keohane, Jr. She is also survived by two loving grandchildren, Gianna and Olivia as well as by many nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by Vazza’s Beechwood” Funeral Home, Revere. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to The City of Revere Summer Parks and Recreation Programs, c/o Ashley Mainik (781-286-8160) Revere City Hall, 281 Broadway, Revere, MA 02151. For guest book:

Marie Brazzo

Of Revere, formerly of East Boston

Marie (Sarro) Brazzo of Revere, formerly of East Boston, died on February 12.

The beloved wife of the late Paul, she was the devoted mother of Paul Brazzo Jr. of Lynn; Marie Zelandi and her husband Robert of Stoneham, formerly of Revere, Anthony Brazzo of Revere, Anna Miano and her husband, Robert and “Bobby” of Tewksbury, Roseann Maggio and her husband Nick of Danvers, formerly of Winthrop and Charles Brazzo and his wife, Mary of Acton, formerly of Revere. Her Funeral will be from the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home on Saturday, February 16 at 9 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian burial in celebration of Marie’s life at Saint Anthony’s Church, Revere at 10 a.m. Visiting hours are Friday from 4 to 8 p.m. For a complete obituary and more information, please visit

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