Obituaries 09-04-2013

Elvira ‘Vera’ Celeste

Of Revere, formerly of East Boston

Elvira A. “Vera” (Monterisi) Celeste of Revere, formerly of East Boston, died on September 3. She was in her 92nd year.

The beloved wife of the late Angelo “Scungie” Celeste with whom she shared 67 years of marriage, she was the loving mother of Robert Celeste and his wife, Patricia, of Roslindale; dear sister of Joseph Montreisi of Hyde Park, Sergio Montreisi of Wakefield and the late Jessie Ferandi, Frank, Peter and Mina Montreisi; cherished grandmother of Robert A. Celeste, Patricia R. Celeste, Marie Christine Mates and her husband, Rick and Martin P. Celeste and his wife, Jenny and great grandmother of KalthLynn and Valintino.

Her funeral will be held from Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, 262 Beach Street, Revere on Friday morning at 9 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Anthony’s Church, Revere at 10 a.m. Family and friends may visit Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m. Entombment will be at Woodlawn Cemetery. For directions and guest book:

Cosimo Fiorillo

Decorated Veteran

Cosimo Fiorillo of East Boston died on August 27. He was 91 years old.

A decorated World War II Coast Guard Combat Veteran of Iwo Jima, Okinawa and the Pacific Theater, he was the beloved husband of the late Emily (Gerasimetz); devoted father of Luann Fiorillo and her companion, Robert Brennan of Quincy, Gayle Fiorillo of Danvers, Joseph Fiorillo of East Boston, Carol Fernandes and her husband, Tony of Peabody and the late Darlene McEvoy and her surviving husband, Robert of Medford; dear brother of Michael Fiorillo, Florence Lamberti and the late Dianora Iannetti; adored uncle of Mary Lou Corrao; cherished grandfather of Jill and Joseph McEvoy, Daniel and Michael Collins and Emily and Rachel Fernandes.

Funeral arrangements were by the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home. He was laid to rest in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. For more information or to send an online condolence, please visit

Michael ‘Mike’ Caponigro

Retired Massport Foreman; also worked for United Paper and Grocers

Michael S. “Mike” Caponigro of Beachmont Revere, formerly of East Boston, passed away on August 31 surrounded by his loving family.

A US Army veteran of World War II, he was a foreman for Massport and was employed by United Paper and Grocers for many years.

Born in Boston, the son of the late Serafino and Angelina (Matterese) Caponigro, he was the loving husband of Ruth (Wolf) Caponigro with whom he shared 65 years of marriage; loving and devoted father of Michael Caponigro and  his wife, Catherine of Malden and Karen Verrill and her husband, Lawrence of Revere; dear brother of the late Gelsimina Masucci and Angelo, Andrew, Vincent, Peter and George Caponigro; cherished grandfather of Lisa, Michael and Morgan Caponigro and Sarah and Vincente Salvo and great grandfather of Kelly Ann Salvo.

Family and friends may visit today, Wednesday, from 4 to 7:30 p.m. in the Chapel of the Resurrection in Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, 262 Beach Street, Revere with a service at 7:30 p.m. Inurnment with military honors will be held at a later date at the VA National Cemetery. For directions and guest book:

Angelo Petruzzelli

MBTA Retiree, Former Rome Policeman

Angelo Petruzzelli of East Boston, formerly of Pratola Serra, Avellino, Italy, died on August 27.

Angelo was an Italian Army veteran, a policeman in Rome and a millworker for the MBTA for more than 23 years.

He was the beloved husband of Maria M. (Tranquillino) Petruzzelli with whom he shared 61 years of marriage; loving father of Angela Puccini and her husband, Paul, Anthony Petruzzelli and his wife, Irene, all of Winthrop and Anita Davis and her husband, Brian of Revere; dear brother of Antonio and Gerardo Petruzziello, Maria Morlando and Luigi Petruzzelli and the late Pasqualina DeFalco and Domenico Petruzziello;cherished grandfather of Angela Maria and Marisa Puccini and Michael and Alexa Davis.

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

Joseph Gilmore

Of East Boston

Joseph F. Gilmore died in East Boston on August 26.

The beloved partner of Lynde D’Amore, he was the son of the late Dora (Maglione) and Earl R. Gilmore; father of Stacy Margardo and her husband, Damien of Winthrop, Joseph Gilmore and his wife, Andrea of Salem, Derek and Kevin Gilmore and Lynde’s son, Matthew D’Amore, all of East Boston; brother of Lillian Petruzello and his twin Elizabeth Catanzariti, both of Malden, Annette Burkhardt of Revere and the late Dorothy Halloran and Earl Gilmore.  He is also survived by four grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Magrath Funeral Home, East Boston. Interment was at Woodlawn Cemetery. For more information:

Alfred ‘Freddie’ DelMuto

Retired Master-Finish Carpenter

Alfred R. “Freddie” DelMuto died after a long illness on August 29 at the Lawrence Memorial Hospital in Medford. He was 88 years old.

Born and raised in East Boston, he was a graduate of East Boston High School, Class of 1942. He entered the US Navy in June of 1943 and served until December of 1945. For all of his working career, he was a master-finish carpenter. He worked for the Carpenters Union, Local 22 and was also self-employed. He retired at age 65 and for the past 20 years he was a resident-patient at Chelsea Soldiers’ Home where he volunteered in the Adjutant General’s Office.

He was the son of the late Frank and Philomena (Raimondi) DelMuto; the cherished father of: Doreen P. Miele and her husband, John of Medford, Sandra L. “Sandy” Osterweil and her husband, Alan of Saugus, Alfred “Freddie” DelMuto and his wife, Sharon and Frank DelMuto and his wife, Maria, all of East Boston; the devoted grandfather of John S. Miele and his wife, Stacia of Medford, Rebecca M. Anoli and her husband, Michael of Stoneham, Lara M. Miele of Dorchester, Danielle E. Osterweil of Saugus, Alfred DelMuto II and his wife, Ana, Dimitri J. DelMuto, Kristen E. and Jacqueline M. DelMuto, all of East Boston and Justin M. DelMuto and his wife, Melissa of Saugus. He is also lovingly survived by his former wife, Lucy (Grande) DelMuto of East Boston, 10 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. He was the brother of the late: Liberatore “Libby” DelMuto, Mary Fuccillo, Grace Shifino, Rose Coppney and John DelMuto.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals of Revere. Interment was private. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Activities Fund at Chelsea Soldiers’ Home, 91 Crest Avenue, Chelsea, MA 02150. For further information, please visit:

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