Obituaries 07-09-2014

Lorraine Tunnera

Boston’s Four Seasons Hotel Retiree

Lorraine F. (Coviello) Tunnera died unexpectedly on July 3 after being stricken at her Revere home and brought to the Mass. General Hospital. She was 74 years old.

Born, raised and educated in East Boston, she was a 1958 graduate of Boston Girls High.

After marrying Francis A. “Frank” Tunnera in 1959, the couple moved to Revere where they remained. Frank died in January of 2004 following a long and valiant battle with multiple sclerosis. Lorraine

maintained him and all his care at their home until his passing.

A strong and vibrant woman, she entered the workforce at Boston’s Four Seasons Hotel as a room service waitress and banquet manager. She thoroughly enjoyed her position at the hotel for over 20 years. She was also an active member of several senior centers in Winthrop, Revere and Saugus.

She was the cherished mother of Francine Tunnera of Revere, Laurie Ann Stone and her husband, Scott A. of Middleton and Frank A. Tunnera, Jr. and his partner, Lori Barrett of Saugus. She was the devoted grandmother of: Rebecca L. Stone and Samuel R. Stone, both of Middleton and Cameron C. Weaver of Revere; the dear sister of Rosemarie LeClair and her late husband, Nelson of Winthrop and the late Ann Marie Coviello and Anthony Coviello, Jr. She is also lovingly survived by several nieces and nephews and her faithful canine “Grandkids” Kobe, Oakley and Stella.

Funeral arrangements were by the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, Revere. Interment was in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, 101 First Avenue, Waltham, MA 02454. For more information, visit:

Arlene ‘PINKY’ Bentivegna

Of Revere, formerly of East Boston

Arlene F. (McNulty) “PINKY” Bentivegna of Revere, formerly of East Boston, died on July 2.

She was the beloved wife of Philip Bentivegna; cherished mother of Julie Ann Bentivegna of Revere and is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Services were held at Vazza’s Beechwood Funeral Home, Revere. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery in Everett. In lieu of flowers, donations in PINKY’S memory to a charity of your choice would be appreciated. For guestbook and directions:

Anthony Scolastico

Of Revere, formerly of East Boston

Anthony J. Scolastico of Revere, formerly of East Boston, died on July 2 at the Mass. General Hospital after a brief illness.

Anthony was employed by NASCO of Chelsea for over 30 years and, more recently, he worked at MGH.

Born in Boston, he was raised in East Boston, the son of the late Michael and Gina (DeFelice) Scolastico. He was the beloved husband of the late Theresa (Melanson); devoted father of Anthony J. Jr and his wife, Eileen of Malden, Thomas and his wife, Lynette of Revere and Lisa McInerny and her husband, Robert of Andover; dear brother of Rose Stromsnes of Revere, John of Westford, Michael of New Hampshire, Thomas of Wilmington, Louise Briere of Chelsea and the late James, Richard, Angie and Joseph Scolastico and is also survived by 10 loving grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Funeral arrangements were by the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, Revere. Interment was in Woodlawn Cemetery. For guest book, please visit

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