Member of Local 4
Thomas E. McDonough of Revere, formerly of East Boston, died on October 29. A US Navy veteran of World War II, he worked in construction and was a member of Local 4. Mr. McDonough was the beloved husband of the late Gloria (Scarpa) McDonough with whom he shared 51 years of marriage; beloved father of Thomas E. McDonough Jr. of Revere, Kevin McDonough and his fiancé, Loretta Connors of East Boston and Karen Famolare of Ohio; dear brother of Bertha Santoro of East Boston and the late Myles McDonough and Helen Paull; cherished grandfather of 13 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren and one great great grandchild. Funeral arrangements were by Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, Revere. Burial was in Holy Cross Cemetery Malden. For guest book. www.vazzafunerals.com
Former City of Chelsea Bookkeeper
Maryann ( Faretra ) Porrazzo of Winthrop, formerly of East Boston, passed away October 31 surrounded by her family. She was 73 years old. Maryann was a graduate of East Boston High School, Class of 1957 and was employed for many years as a bookkeeper for the City of Chelsea. Born April 5, 1940, the daughter of the late Thomas and Ann ( Buccella ) Faretra, she was the beloved and devoted wife of John Porrazzo with whom she shared 55 years of marriage; loving mother of Elisa Porrazzo and her fiancé, Jason Janiluinas and her children Matthew and Cheyenne, all of Malden and John Porrazzo and his son, Dante of Revere; dear sister of Clerk Magistrate Joseph Faretra of the East Boston Court and his wife, Rosalind of Winthrop and Linda Faretra and Robert DiCroci of Revere; fond aunt of many nieces and nephews. Funeral arrangements were by Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, Revere. Entombment was in the Mausoleum at Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital 262 Danny Place Memphis, TN. 38105 or to the charity of your choice. For guest book. www.vazzafunerals.com.
Proprietor of Condor and Rico’s Bike Shops
Thomas Palmieri of East Boston passed away surrounded by his family on November 4. A U.S. Air Force Veteran of the Korean War, “Tommy” was the proprietor of Condor Bike Shop and Rico’s Bike Shop on Maverick Street. Born May 12, 1931, the son of the late Enrico and Lena ( Masiello ) Palmieri. he was the beloved husband of Carmella ( Scrima ) Palmieri with whom he shared 61 years of marriage; loving father of Elaine Curtis and her husband, Glenn of Winthrop and Joan Bonwith and her husband, Frank of East Boston; dear brother of the late Joan Rodriguez and Joseph Palmieri; cherished grandfather of Thomas Enrico Curtis and his wife, Christine and Glen and Corey Curtis and great grandfather of Frankie Curtis. His Funeral will be held from Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, 262 Beach Street, Revere Friday morning at 8:30 followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in The Most Holy Redeemer Church at 10 a.m. Family and friends may visit Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m. Burial will be in Holy Cross Cemetery in Malden. For directions and guest book. www.vazzafunerals.com.
Decorated World War II Veteran
Michael Gayhart, a long time resident of East Boston, passed away November 1.
A recipient of a Purple Heart during service in World War II, he was the loving son of Marie Gayhart and Frank Collins; loving brother to Carol and Marylou and the late Joann and John Gayhart and dear uncle to many nieces and nephews.
A 9 a.m. service on Saturday is to be held at Most Holy Redeemer Parish, 72 Maverick St. East Boston. Following the service, family and friends are welcome at the home of Dana and Carol Gayhart at 11 Linwood Road, Lynn, MA