Obituaries 02-27-2013

Antonino ‘Nino’ Parrinello

Of East Boston

Antonino “Nino” Parrinello died on February 23.

Born and raised in Marsala, Sicily and arriving in East Boston in 1970, he was the beloved husband of the late Paola “lina” (Caimi) Parrinello; loving father of Frank Parrinello and his wife, Lisa of Danvers, Rosanna Paolini and her husband, Anthony of Peabody and Greg Parrinello and his wife, Roberta of Reading; cherished grandfather of Antonio Parrinello of Reading; dear brother of the late Stephano Parrinello, Lucrezia Moceri, Vito Parrinello, Maria Sorrentino and Antonio Parrinello and is also survived by loving nieces and nephews all of the Peabody-Lynn area.

His Funeral will be held from the Rapino Memorial Home, 9 Chelsea St. (Maverick Sq.) East Boston today, Wednesday, at 9 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated in Sacred Heart Church, corner of Brooks and Paris Streets, East Boston at 10 a.m. Services will conclude with interment in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. For online condolences please visit:

Frank Fulco

Retired Carpenter; Active at Chelsea Senior Center and Salvation Army

Frank Fulco passed away in his Chelsea home on February 24 after a long illness.

Born in East Boston, the beloved son of the late Charles and Carmella (Lazzaro) Fulco, he grew up in East Boston and gained his early education there.  As a young man he settled in Chelsea and raised his family here.  He worked most of his life as a carpenter in the building and construction fields, he also worked at Quincy Shipyard and for the commuter rail line.  He retired at an early age and was an active member at the Chelsea Senior Center and Chelsea Salvation Army.  He enjoyed fishing with his grandchildren and would often begin every morning with coffee and friends at the local McDonalds in Prattville.

He was the former husband of Carol Powell; devoted father of Jeanann Fulco of Chelsea and Frank S. Fulco and his wife Paula of Tewksbury; dear brother of Michael Fulco, Josephine Vitale, Jennie Fulco and Grace Navarro, all of Chelsea and the late Charles and Salvatore Fulco, Domenica Medige and Lena Stecl brother in law to Rosalie Fulco, Peggy Fulco, Helen Fulco, the late Virginia Fulco, Tony Stec, Robert Vitale, and Pat “Nicky” Navarro; cherished grandfather of Ashley Clements, Lester Clements, Jessica Clements, Frank J. Fulco, Jose Osorio and Angelina J. Fulco.  He is also survived by his companion Jeanette Durgin.

Funeral Services will be conducted from the Frank A. Welsh & Sons Funeral Home, 718 Broadway, Chelsea on Friday, March 1  at 10:30 a.m. The family will receive visitors at the funeral home Friday preceding services from 8:30 A.M. to 10:30 a.m.  Relatives and friends are most kindly invited to attend.  Funeral arrangements are by the Anthony Memorial/Frank A. Welsh and Sons Funeral Homes.  Broadway location is fully handicap accessible with ample parking opposite Funeral Home. For directions or to send expressions of sympathy, please visit

William Famolare, Sr.

Of Revere, formerly of Orient Heights

William S. Famolare, Sr. of Revere, formerly of Orient Heights East Boston died on February 15.

A US Arm veteran of the Korean War, he was the beloved husband of the late Marion (Minichiello) Famolare; loving father of Patrick J. Famolare and his wife, Denise and William S. Famolare, Jr. and his wife, Catherine, all of Revere and Ruth Ann Famolare and her companion, Brian O’Boyle of Wakefield; dear brother of Henry Famolare and Lillian Faro, both of East Boston and the late Joe Famolare and Mary Ruggiero; cheristhed grandfather of Darice, Patrick, Justin, Jacqueline and William Famolare and he is also survived by many nieces andnephews.

Funeral arrangements were by Vazza’s Beechwood” Funeral Home, Revere. Burial was in Puritan Lawn Cemetery. For guest book:

Rosann ‘Roro’ Martini

Of East Boston

Rosann “Roro” (Celona) Martini of East Boston died unexpectedly on February 15.

She was the beloved wife of Donald Martini; loving mother of Theodore Sawtelle of East Boston; dear sister of Nunzio “Butchie” Celona and his wife, Delores, Josephine Freni and her husband, Steve, all of East Boston and James “JC” Celona and his wife, Loreena of Revere. He is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, Revere. For guest book:

Joseph Femia

Of Saugus, formerly of East Boston

Joseph P. Femia of Saugus, formerly of East Boston, died on February 19.

A US Navy veteran of World War II, he was the

beloved husband of the late Jean (Curry) Femia; devoted father of Sheryl Comenzo and her husband Dr. Raymond Comenzo of Newton; dear brother of Marion Femia of East Boston and the late Nicholas and Charles Femia and Mary Hitchcock; cherished grandfather of Gena, Joseph and his wife, Julie, Andrew and his wife, Dijana and adored great grandfather of Kaben, Fiona, Nydia and Skylar. He is also survived by his many fond nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home, East Boston. For more information:

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