Obituaries 09-03-2014

Dr. Robert Sbordone

Javelin Champion, Published Author, Famed Clinical Neuropyschologist

Dr Robert J. Sbordone of Laguna Beach, California passed away on August 3 in Mission Viejo, California.

He is survived by his brother Richard Sbordone of Winthrop, cousins and many friends throughout the United States.

Bob was raised in East Boston and attended Boston English High School where he threw the javelin on the track team. He was named to the Massachusetts State Track Association Athlete Hall of Fame in 2009. He attended the University of Sothern California on a track scholarship where he threw the javelin for USC from 1959 to 1961 and was an alternate on the 1964 US Olympic track team.

He obtained his bachelor’s degree from USC and his doctorate in psychology from UCLA. After completing his doctorate he was awarded a two year postdoctoral fellowship from the National Institute of Mental Health to study Neuropsychology at the UCLA Brain Research & Neuropsychiatric Institutes.

Dr. Sbordone served on the Executive Board of Directors for the American Board of Professional Neuropsychology and was nominated to serve as president of Clinical Neuropsychology of the American.

Dr. Sbordone had over 120 publications, which include six widely read textbooks, 30 book chapters used textbooks and over 100 publications in peer-reviewed medical and scientific journals. In 2013 he wrote a science fiction novel (Client from the future) which has been published and is being adapted into a movie script.

Dr. Sbordone was recently nominated to receive the outstanding lifetime achievement award from the National Academy of Neuropsychology for his numerous professional
achievements during the past 38 years.

Dr. Sbordone was cremated in California and his ashes will be scattered at sea after a memorial services. For memorial services information email [email protected]

Ann Schettino

Of East Boston

Ann C. Schettino of Breed Street, East Boston passed away at Winthrop Place in Winthrop on August 29 after a brief illness. She was 88 years old.

Born in Boston, the beloved daughter of the late Guiseppina (Colarusso) and Francesco Martinello, she was a long time resident of East Boston and worked for several years as a cook for the Bank of Boston.

She was the devoted wife of the late Anthony Schettino and the loving mother of John Schettino and his wife, Roseanne and Joanne Schettino and her companion, Scott August, all of East Boston; the dear sister of Antoinetta Johnson of East Boston and the cherished grandmother of John Schettino, Joseph Schettino and his wife, Simone and the late Adriana Schettino and the great grandmother of Raquel, Joseph, Giana and Hayden.

Funeral services were conducted from the Ernest P. Caggiano and Son-O’Maley Funeral Home, Winthrop on Monday, September 1. Interment was in St. Michael’s Cemetery, Boston. To sign the online guestbook, go to

Thomas MacCormack

Of East Boston

Thomas J “Tom” MacCormack of East Boston died on August 28.

Born on January 31, 1954, the loving son of Joseph and Alvina (Thibeault)MacCormack of East Boston, he was the beloved husband of over 35 Years to Joyce (Goff) MacCormack, devoted father of Jacqueline MacCormack-Gagnon and her husband, James Gagnon of Wakefield, Joseph MacCormack of Worcester and Andrew MacCormack of East Boston and his fiancee, Vanessa Masucci; dear brother of Joyce Segale and her husband, Victor of Vermont, Brian MacCormack of Rhode Island and Jane Rodgers and her husband, Christopher of Wakefield; cherished grandfather of Hailey and Austin Gagnon and Morgan MacCormack and is also survived by many adored nieces and nephews.

A Funeral Service in celebration of Tom’s life will be held held in the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home, 971 Saratoga St. (Orient Heights) East Boston today, Wednesday, September 3 at 12 Noon. Services will conclude in the Chapel of Woodlawn Cemetery. In honoring Tom and in lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Division of Pallative Care at MGH – or call Allyson Ramsey at 617 724 018.

David DiLuigi

Of East Boston

David DiLuigi of East Boston died recently.

He was the loving son of the late Frank (Ret. Medford Police Officer) and Eileen (Murray) DiLuigi; brother of Frank DiLuigi, Jr. and his wife, Denise and daughter, Amanda DiLuigi and the late Robert and Carol DiLuigi.

Family and friends will gather Saturday, September 6 from 2 to 3 p.m. in the Ruggiero family Memorial Home, 971 Saratoga St., (Orient Heights) East Boston to celebrate David’s life. In honor of David, memorial donations may be made to Sacred Heart Parish, Paris Street, East Boston 02128. For more information:

Diane K. Cucchiello

Of East Boston

Diane K. Cucchiello, 75, of East Boston, passed away surrounded by her loving family on Monday, September 1, 2014.  Beloved wife of the late Francis “Juju” Cucchiello.  Loving mother of Lynda Winer and her husband George, James Cucchiello, Lisa Cucchiello and her fiancé Michael Kearney, Janet Cucchiello and the late Angela Cucchiello.  Cherished grandmother of Erica, Miranda, George, Derek, Dyan and Jamie.  Caring sister of Maureen Sharp.  Also survived by her lifelong friend Joni Albano.  A Funeral Mass will be celebrated in Diane’s honor at Sacred Heart Church, corner of Paris and Brooks Street, East Boston on Friday September 5 at 10:00AM followed by an interment in Holy Cross, Malden.  Please omit flowers, donations may be made in Diane’s memory to VNA Hospice Care, 100 TradeCenter Suite G-500, Woburn, MA 01801.  For guestbook and directions

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