Obituaries 03-20-2013

Mary Bottaro

Of Saugus, formerly of East Boston

Mary (Manzo) Bottaro of Saugus, formerly of East Boston, died on March 14.

The beloved wife of the late Anthony Bottaro, she was the loving mother of Ronald “Ron” Bottaro and his wife, Laurie, Laurie and Elaine Bottaro and her husband, Ted, all of Saugus and the cherished grandmother of Brianna Bottaro.

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

Larry Mustacchio

Lifelong North End Resident

Larry J. Mustacchio, a lifelong North End resident and member of the Saint Agrippina Society, died on March 16.

The beloved son of the late Angelina (Piazza) and Nicola Mustacchio of Sciacca, Sicily, he was the cherished father of Nicholas Mustacchio and his wife, Lisa of East Boston and Warren Mustacchio and his wife, Anna of the North End; loving grandfather of Nicole, Michael, Gina, Nicholas and Nicholas Jr.; caring brother of Jack Mustacchio of Somerville and the late Anna Guevin, Catherine Medieros, Joanne “Nifa” Pizzi and Jerry Mustacchio.  He is also survived by many loving nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews and cousins.

His Funeral will be held from the Boston Harborside Home, 580 Commercial St, Boston on Wednesday, March 20, at 8:45 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass at St. Leonard Church, corner of Hanover & Prince Streets, Boston, at 9:45 a.m. Entombment will be at Holy Cross Cemetery in Malden.

Boston Harborside Home J.S. Waterman & Sons-Waring-Langone

Helen Kochocki

Worked at Logan Airport; Member of Polish Falcons and Interline Club

Helen C. (St. George) Kochocki of Saugus, formerly of East Boston and Chelsea, passed away peacefully March 14 at the Kaplan Family Hospice House. She was 89 years old.

She was born in East Boston on July 4, 1923, one of ten children of the late Albert and Madeline (Laracy) St. George.  Raised and educated in East Boston, she married her late husband in January of 1946 and they settled in Chelsea where they raised three daughters and one son.  Helen worked for Sky Chef and American Airlines at Logan Airport.

She loved dancing and traveling with family and friends and was a member of the Polish Falcons of Chelsea and the Interline Club at the airport.

The beloved wife of the late Stanley J. Kochocki with whom she shared 50 years of marriage, she was the devoted mother of Janice Utter and her husband, John of Noblesville, IN, Joyce Brown and her husband, Larry of Saugus, Joseph Kochocki and his wife, Hazel of Lynnfield, and the late Joan Martinez and her husband, Mario of Stoneham; dear sister of Albert St. George of Billerica, Catherine McCarty of Hampton, NH, Madeline McGowan of S. Yarmouth, Herbert St. George of Hope Mills, NC, and the late Patrick, Alice Mercurio, James, Richard and John; cherished grandmother of James Utter, Joan Richardson, Julie Pittman, Kathleen Costello, Michael Brown, Anne Marie Munoz, Lisa Beattie, Liam Kochocki, Jacob Kochocki, Alina Kochocki and the late Christopher C. Brown and Julianna M. Martinez and the loving great-grandmother of Caroline, Darren, Annabel, Abigail, Atley, Frank, Jarred, Jeyla, and Lola.

Funeral arrangements were by the Robinson Funeral Home, Melrose. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery. Gifts in her memory may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 311 Arsenal St., Watertown, MA 02472.   For online tribute or to share a memory, visit

Anthony ‘Link’ Cedrone

Of East Boston

Anthony “Link” Cedrone of East Boston died on March 13.

A US Navy veteran of World War II, he was the beloved husband of Rose (Letterie) Cedrone with whom he shared 67 years of marriage; loving father of Richard Cedrone and his wife, Sheila of Salem, Jean McGillicuddy of East Boston and her late husband, Daniel; dear brother of Sylvia Decosta of East Boston and Theresa Arruda of California and the late Connie DiCenso, Ann Doramajian and Saviero Cedrone; cherished grandfather of Daniel McGillicuddy and his wife, Monica and the late Jared Cedrone. He also leaves his great grandchild, Briana and many loving nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, Revere. Burial was in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made in his name to: Mass. General Hospital Development Office, 165 Cambridge St., Suite 600, Boston, MA 02114-9731. For guest book:

Elsie Duca-Philbin

Of Saugus, formerly of East Boston

Elsie D. Duca-Philbin of Saugus, formerly of East Boston, died on March 14.

She was the devoted mother of Stanley Philbin of Maine, Joseph Philbin of Virginia, Steven Philbin of Winchester, Christine Philbin-Friel of Hawaii, Thomas Philbin of East Boston and the late Robert Philbin; loving daughter of the late Joseph and Ida (Sozio) Duca; dear sister of Joseph and Arlene Duca of  New Hampshire, Robert Duca of Maine and the late Mary (Duca) Marimaldi and Christine (Duca) Zuffante; the cherished grandmother of Joseph, Nicole, Steven, Lindsay, Jason, Chelsea and Michael; adored great grandmother of Ariana, Malia, Steven and Jacob. She is also survived by many fond nieces and nephews.

Her Funeral will be held from the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home, 971 Saratoga St. (Orient Heights) East Boston on Thursday, March 21 at 9 a.m. with a Mass of Christian Burial in celebration of  her life at Sacred Heart Church,  East Boston at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited.  Visiting hours will be today, Wednesday, from 4 to 8 p.m. Burial will be in Holy Cross Cemetery.

In honoring Elsie and in lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1115 West Chestnut St.,  Brockton, 02130. 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. There is ample off street parking with attendant in our parking lots. For more information:

Thomas Caporale

Former Revere School Committee Member and

Former Owner of Andrea’s Hair Salon in Revere

Thomas P. Caporale of Ipswich, formerly of Revere and East Boston, died on March 14 at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers following a long illness. He was 80 years old.

Born and raised in East Boston and a 1951 graduate of East Boston High School, he joined the US Marine Corps in February of 1952 and served until January of 1955, during the Korean Conflict. He moved to Revere and remained there until moving to Ipswich seven years ago.

For more than 40 years, he was the proprietor and operator of “Andrea’s Hair Salon” on Broadway, Revere and a popular personality throughout that community. From 1995 to 2005, he served the City of Revere on the School Committee, a vocation that really complimented his outgoing personality.

He leaves his beloved wife of 49 years, Maryanne (Chiota) Caporale. He was the devoted father of Monica J. Caporale and her fiancé, Mark Marengni of Ipswich; the dear brother of Dr. Ernest Caporale and his wife, Mary of Boston. He is also lovingly survived by his niece, Attorney Tracy Tavilla of Boston and several other nieces and nephews. He was the brother of the late Nicolette Tavilla.

Funeral arrangements were by the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, Revere. Burial was in the Mass. National Cemetery, Bourne. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Kaplan Family Hospice House, 78 Liberty St., Danvers, MA 02923. For additional information, visit:

Anna Rose Carbone

Member of Many Organizations

Anna Rose Carbone of Franklin Street, Winthrop passed away at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston on March 11 after a brief illness. She was 90 years old.

Born in East Boston, she was the beloved daughter of the late Marie Vincenza (Miranda) and Vincent Oliva. A resident of Winthrop for more than 80 years, she was a member or the class of 1940 East Boston High School, St. John’s Mother’s Club, Dominic Savio Parents Group, St. John’s Misselman Drum & Bugle Team, National Square Dancers Association and member and President of the “Lancers” Square Dance Club, Danvers.

She was the devoted wife of the late Gaetano A. Carbone and the loving mother of Victor A. Carbone of Winthrop, Marie Cammarata of Salem, New Hampshire and Guy A. Carbone of Winthrop; the dear sister of Vincent Oliva of Groveland, Bruna Oliva of Reading, Mario Oliva of Lynn and the late Angela Scarpa, Guy, Bart and Dante Oliva; cherished grandmother of Laurie, Anna-Rose, Joseph and Michael. She is also survived by eight great grandchildren.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Ernest P. Caggiano and Son-O’Maley Funeral Home, Winthrop. Burial was in Winthrop Cemetery. To sign the online guestbook go to or

Michael ‘Nickey’ Sorrentino

Of Revere, formerly of the North End

Michael “Nickey” Sorrentino of Revere, formerly of the North End of Boston, died on March 13.

He was the beloved husband of Connie (Schiavone) and is also survived by his children, daughter in law, grandchildren, sisters, brother, sisters in laws, nieces and nephews as well as by many other relatives and close friends.

A Funeral Mass in celebration of his life was be held in Sacred Heart Church, North Square, North End. Entombment was in Holy Cross Mausoleum, Malden. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 9 Riverside Rd. Weston, MA or Beacon Hospice 529 Main St. Suite 126 Boston, MA 02129. Funeral arrangements were by the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home, East Boston. For more information:

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