Obituaries 05-01-2013

Susan Mahoney

Of East Boston, formerly of Brighton

Susan Mahoney of East Boston, formerly of Brighton, passed suddenly on April 25. She was 51 years old.

The cherished daughter of the late William and Edith Mahoney and Vincent and Claire Capone, she was the devoted mother of William Mahoney of Jamaica Plain, James Mahoney of Oxford, MA, Kelly Bradley of Newton and Sophia Mahoney of East Boston; dear sister of three brothers and two sisters including Ruth Capone; loving fiance of Charles Bradley and is also survived by many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and friends.

A Memorial Mass in celebration of Susan’s life will be held on Friday, May 3 at 12 p.m. in Most Holy Redeemer Church, Maverick Street, East Boston. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited. For more information or to send an online condolence, please visit Arrangements are under the direction and care of the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home, 971 Saratoga St., East Boston, MA.

Deborah Emmett

Of East Boston

Deborah A. (Vitale) Emmett of East Boston died on April 12.

The beloved wife of the late Robert Emmett, Sr., she was the loving daughter of the late Paul Vitale, Augustine “Sugie” Moriello and Angelina (Grassa) Moriello; cherished mother of Robert Jr., Sean and Derek Emmett, all of East Boston; dear sister of Michele Vitale and Sharon Cabral and her husband, Tom of East Boston and Paula Vitale of Lynn. She is also survived by one loving grandson, Cody and by many nieces and nephews.

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

Edward Trainor, Jr.

Of New Hampshire, formerly of East Boston

Edward J. Trainor, Jr. of Amherst, NH, formerly of East Boston, died on April 24.

A US Army veteran of the Vietnam Era, he was the beloved father of Sharon Trainor of Taunton, Linda Dube and Edward J. Trainor III, both of Chelsea; brother of Jean Stone of New Hampshire, Richard Trainor of Florida and the late James Trainor; grandfather of Sonia McIntyre and Nicole Tedesco, both of Taunton and Christopher Trainor of Chelsea and great-grandfather of Damion, Nevaeh, Camron and Dominic. Condolences may be sent to the family at

Joseph DiGregorio

Of Melrose formerly of East Boston

Joseph A. DiGregorio of Melrose, formerly of Malden and East Boston, died on April 23.

He was the beloved husband of Janette A. (Fiore); loving father of Rosemarie DiGregorio of Winthrop, Michelle DiGregorio of Revere and Angela D’Amato and her husband, Mark of Westford; dear brother of Pat DiGregorio and his wife, Loreen of South Easton and the late John and his wife, Regina of Malden. He is also survived by three loving grandchildren: Anissa, Emma and Alex and 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, memorial donations may be made to: The National Kidney Foundation of MA, 85 Astor Ave., Suite 2, Norwood, MA 02062. For guestbook:

Richard Gravallese

Retired Administrator for Blue Cross/Blue Shield and Garber Travel

Richard A. Gravallese, a lifelong resident of East Boston, died after a long and valiant battle with pulmonary disease at the Eastpointe Nursing & Rehabilitation Center of Chelsea on April 26. He was 65 years old.

Born, raised and a lifelong resident of East Boston, he was a 1965 graduate of East Boston High School.

His working career was spent as an administrator at Blue Cross-Blue Shield of Boston and later at Garber Travel. He was forced to assume early retirement due to a long standing battle with pulmonary disease and for the past three years he was a resident at the Eastpointe Nursing & Rehabilitation Center.

He was the beloved son of the late John M. and Camille (Casella) Gravellese; the loving husband of the late Paula (Palazzolo) and the devoted father of: Alycia T. Gravallese of East Boston; dear brother of John F. Gravallese of Wakefield and Mary Stefano and her husband, Frederick of Winthrop. He is also survived by: Stephanie Raftery and her husband, Richard and their children, Stephen and Ryan Raftery, all of Middleton; the faithful uncle of John Gravallese and his wife, Deborah of North Reading, Steve Gravallese and his wife, Cheryl of Middleton, Lisa Stefano of Winthrop and Jennifer Becker and her husband, Brian of Pelham, New Hampshire. He is also survived by his grandnieces and grandnephews: Christopher, Jonathan, Karah, Robert, Matthew, Andrew and Aiden.

Family and friends are invited to attend visiting hours on Friday, May 3 in the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Route 107) Revere beginning at 9 a.m. His Funeral Service will follow the visitation at 11 a.m. in the Funeral Home. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Patients’ Recreation Fund at Eastpointe Nursing & Rehab. Center, 255 Central Avenue, Chelsea, MA 02150. For directions, visit:

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