Gennaro ‘Jerry’ D’Amico
Gennaro “Jerry” D’Amico of East Boston, passed away on Saturday, December 13. He was 96 years old.
Born in Canosa, Italy in 1918 to Anna Rosa (Iannuzzi) and Pasquale D’Amico with whom he immigrated to Boston along with his siblings.
Jerry served in the US Navy in World War II and was an electrician at the Boston Shipyards and he also worked at the Federal Reserve Bank.
He was the beloved husband of the late Vincenza (Tuttavilla) D’Amico; loving father of Pasquale “Pat” D’Amico and his wife, Nancy, Gennaro “Jerry” D’Amico, Jr. and his wife, Denise and Rosanne Maher and her husband, Robert; cherished grandfather of Kevin Jacques and his wife, Stephanie, Steven D’Amico and his wife, Lisa and Caitlin and Loren D’Amico; great-grandfather of Christopher, Nicholas, Zachary and Gennaro III; caring brother of the late Sabina Spagone and Anna Mattoli and is also survived by his sisters-in-law Rose Stilla and Camille Tuttavilla and brother-in-law Joseph Tuttivilla and nieces and nephews.
Family and friends will honor Jerry’s life by gathering in Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, 262 Beach St., Revere on Friday, December 19 from 4 to 8 p.m. and again at 9 a.m. Saturday before leaving in procession to St. Anthony’s Church, Revere for a Funeral Mass to be celebrated in his honor at 10 a.m. Entombment will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery in Everett. Please omit flowers. Memorial donations may be made to Catholic Charitable Bureau of the Archdiocese of Boston, Inc., 51 Sleeper Street, Boston, MA 02210. For guestbook and directions www.vazzafunerals.com
Of East Boston
Paul I. Brown of East Boston died on December 10.
A past member of the Malden Moose, he was the beloved husband of Elena “Ellie” (DiPierri) Brown; devoted father of Denise Harris of New York, Cheryl and Stephen Brown and Mary Passino, all of East Boston; dear brother of Ernest Brown of Revere and the late Harold and Leslie Brown and the cherished grandfather of David and Stephen Harris and Isabella Brown. He is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.
Funeral arrangements were by the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home (Orient Heights) East Boston with Paul being laid to rest in Puritan Lawn Memorial Park, Peabody. In honoring Paul and in lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to: Allcare Hospice, 210 Market St., Lynn or East Boston Relay for Life % 30 Speen St., Framingham MA 01701. For more information: www.ruggieromh.com
Of East Boston
Salvatore Rosato of East Boston passed away on December 11 surrounded by his loving family.
He was the loving father of Giovanni Rosato and his wife, Samantha of Marblehead; dear brother of Margherita Pasquariello of East Boston, Lorenzo, Luigi, Angelo and Mario Rosato, all of Italy and the late Michele Rosato and is also survived by three loving grandchildren; Gianni, Leonardo and Matteo as well as by many loving nieces, nephews, brothers and sisters in law, cousins and friends.
Funeral arrangements were by the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home, East Boston. Interment was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett.
Former Member of the Laborer’s Union #22
Donato DiPietro of East Boston died on December 3.
A former member of Laborer’s Union #22, he was the beloved husband of Irma (Basile) DiPietro; loving father of Lucia D’Amelio and her companion, Matteo Fabiano of Revere and Rita Marifiote and Richard DiPietro of East Boston; dear brother of Antonio and Mario DiPietro of Haverhill and is also survived by seven loving grandchildren and one loving great- grand daughter.
Funeral arrangements were by the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home, (Orient Heights) East Boston. Entombment was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett.
Josephine ‘Dolly’ Zirpolo
Of Orient Heights East Boston
Josephine “Dolly” (Schepici) Zirpolo of Orient Heights East Boston died unexpectedly at home on December 10.
The beloved wife of Richard Zirpolo with whom she shared 52 years of marriage, she was the loving mother of Renee Zirpolo and her fiancé, Timothy Deconinick and Reina Zirpolo and her fiancé, Sam Faysal, all of Malden; cherished grandmother of Richard Paul Zirpolo and Sydney Faysal; dear sister of Emily Zirpolo of Saugus, Concetta Celeste of Billerica, Anthony Schepici of Marshfield, Joseph Schepici of New Hampshire and the late Norman Jean Hibbard and Arthur Schepici and is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, Revere. For guestbook www.vazzafunerals.com
Legal Secretary and Licensed Real Estate Agent
Margherita (Cristallo) Edmonds of Derry, NH, formerly of East Boston, died on December 12 after a long illness.
Margherita was born in Italy and arrived in the United Street at the age of age three. She was raised in East Boston where she lived until 1996 when she settled in Derry, NH. She was a legal secretary as well as a licensed real estate agent. When not working, Margherita enjoyed arts and crafts.
She was the beloved wife of William J.; devoted mother of William F. Edmonds of Derry, NH; cherished daughter of Guerino and Gina (Cenca) Cristallo; dear sister of Anthony Cristallo, all of East Boston and is also survived by many loving aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.
Funeral arrangements were by the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, Revere. Interment was in Woodlawn Cemetery. For guest book, please visit www.Buonfiglio.com
Member of Bishop Chevrus Council Knights of Columbus
Charles R. Veiga of East Boston died on December 9.
A late member of the Knights of Columbus, Bishop Chevrus Council, he was the beloved son of the late Florence (Cooper) and Charles P. Veiga; brother of William Veiga and his wife, Ellen of Lynn and the late Kenneth Veiga and Valerie Vitale; uncle of Lauren DiTomaso, Jay Vitale, Mark Vitale, Cheryl Marsi, Dayna Alberto, Denise Veiga and William Veiga Jr. and grand uncle of Tyler and Deana DiTomaso, Miranda O’Keefe, Anthony and Cara Marsi and Michael Alberto.
Funeral arrangements were by the Magrath Funeral Home, East Boston. Interment was at Puritan Lawn Memorial Park, Peabody. For more information:MagrathFuneralHome.com