James Michael Giezeman-Capezzuto
Of Virginia Beach, formerly of East Boston
James Michael Giezeman-Capezzuto of Virginia Beach, formerly of East Boston, died unexpectedly on November 15. He was 27 years old. He was the loving son of Louise Giezeman (Capezzuto), Michael Giezeman and his wife, Denise; cherished grandson of Rita and the late Antonio Capezzuto, Jan and his wife, Maryke Giezeman and Tiny and her husband, William Leewenburg; dear brother of John Giezeman and Rachael Marini and is also survived by many fond aunts, uncles and cousins. Family and friends will gather on Saturday, January 3 in the Sacred Heart Church, Brooks Street, East Boston for a Memorial Mass in celebration of James’ life at 10 a.m. For more information: www.ruggieromh.com
Of East Boston
Louise Memmolo of East Boston joined her family on Christmas Eve, December 24. She was the cherished daughter of the late Marciano and Michelina (DiFlumeri) Memmolo; dear sister of the late Sophie Geraci and Pary Paoletta and her husband, Americo “Red” Paoletta; fond aunt of Anthony Paoletta and his wife, Lydia and Michelle Paoletta, all of Revere and the late Charles Geraci and Linda Helms; great aunt of Francesca and Bianca Paoletta and Charles and Christopher Geraci. Funeral arrangements were by Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, Revere. Interment was in Woodlawn Cemetery in Everett. For guestbook:www.vazzafunerals.com
Donald ‘Sully’ Sullivan
His greatest love was his family – and then came his passion for golf
Donald S. “Sully” Sullivan of East Boston died on December 26. A past member of the Mohawk Athletic Club, Sully’s greatest love was his family and then came his passion for golf. He was always looking for the next challenging course to play. The beloved husband of Patricia (Nerpouni) Sullivan, he was the devoted father of April Blake and her husband, Paul of Littleton, Dawn Cronin and her husband, Paul of Acton, Jody Yeskey and her husband, Ben of Maynard; brother of Phyllis DeZenzo of Tennessee, James L. Sullivan and Mary Bickford-Chrisom, both of Winthrop and the late Paul J. Sullivan; cherished grandfather of Joshua, PJ, Dean, Michael, Joseph, William and Thomas and is also survived by many adored nieces and nephews. Family and friends will honor Donald’s life by gathering Saturday, January 3 from 2 to 6 p.m. in the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home, 971 Saratoga St. (Orient Heights) East Boston followed by a prayer service at 6 p.m. In honor of Sully and in lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to American Diabetes Assoc., P.O Box 31160, Hartford, Conn.06150 For more information, visit: www.ruggieromh.com
Former Mass turnpike toll collector
Member of the Orient Heights Community Center Vincent A. Amoroso of East Boston died on December 24. A US Army veteran of the Korean Conflict, he was a past member of the Orient Heights Community Center and a past Massachusetts Turnpike Toll Collector. He was the loving son of the late Arcangelo and Rosaria (Santanocito) Amoroso; dear brother of Arcangelo Amoroso and Frances Columbus; cherished uncle of Josephine Adams, Robert Columbus and Teresa Valle. Funeral arrangements were by the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home (Orient Heights) East Boston. Services concluded with Vinnie being laid to rest with Military Honors in Holy Cross Cemetery.
Of Wrentham, formerly of East Boston
Lillian O. (Trainor) Beatrice in Wrentham, formerly of East Boston, died on December 23, She was the beloved wife of the late Thomas Beatrice; mother of Catherine Rossi and her husband, Rocco of Mendon and sister of John Trainor of Texas. Funeral arrangements were by the Magrath Funeral Home, East Boston. Interment was in Holy Cross Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in Lillian’s memory to the American Diabetes Assn. would be appreciated. For more information, visit: MagrathFuneralHome.com
Of East Boston
Margaret (Berardi) Labadini of East Boston died on December 26. She was the beloved wife of 56 years of Louis, Sr.; devoted mother of Louis, Jr. and his wife, Barbara of Saugus Linda Labadini of East Boston and Leo James Labadini and his wife, Karen of Braintree; dear sister of Rose Pacillo and her husband, John II of Peabody and Lorraine Mulcahy of W.Newbury; cherished grandmother of Kathryn, Michael, Lauren, Elise and Audrey and is also survived by many fond nieces and nephews. Family and friends will gather in the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home, 971 Saratoga St. (Orient Heights), East Boston today, Wednesday, December 31 at 8:45 a.m. before leaving in procession to St. Joseph St Lazarus Church, East Boston for a Funeral Mass in Celebration of her life at 10 a.m. Services will conclude with Mrs. Labadini being laid to rest in Holy Cross Cemetery. Memorial Donations may be made to the Susan G Komen Fund, PO Box 650309, Dallas TX 75265. For complimentary transportation to and from the funeral home, please call 617 569 0990. For more information, visit: www.ruggieromh.com
Of East Boston
Mary (Moscatelli) Festa of East Boston passed away on December 29 surrounded by her loving family. She was the beloved wife of Gaetano “Danny” Festa with whom she shared 66 years of marriage; loving mother of Gabriel “Stevie” Festa, Ret. Lt. S.F.D. and his wife, Gail of Malden, Denise Viscardi and her husband, Michael of Foxborough and the late Michelle Forentino and Olga Festa; cherished grandmother of Danielle Santana and her husband, Val and Deanna Finau and her husband, Sione and great-grandchildren Sierra Santiago and Sofia Finau. Family and friends will honor Mary’s life by gathering in Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, 262 Beach St, Revere on Thursday, January 1 from 2 to 6 p.m. and again at 9 a.m. Friday morning before leaving in procession to St. Anthony’s Church Revere for a Funeral Mass to be celebrated in her honor at 10 a.m. Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery Everett. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Mary’s name to the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen St. Framingham MA 01701 or to the Kaplan Family Hospice House, 75 Sylvan Street, Suite B-102, Danvers, MA 01923. For guestbook and directions www.vazzafunerals.com
Kenneth ‘Kenny’ White
Harley Davidson Enthusiast and Born Again Christian; Member of NRA and Teamsters
Kenneth “Kenny” U. White of Epsom, NH passed away unexpectedly on Friday, November 21 in Salem, NH. He was 65 years old.
Born in Boston, the son of the late Everett and Rose White and the beloved husband of the late Cecelia Chicoine, Kenny proudly served his country as a member of the United States Army during the Vietnam War.
A Harley Davidson enthusiast and born again Christian, Kenny rode his motorcycle for countless veteran and local charity events. He was a longtime member of the NRA and Teamsters. He loved spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren. He was a dedicated husband, father, grandfather, brother, and friend who will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved him.
Kenny is survived by his three sons, Shawn and his wife, Rosa, of Everett, Christopher of Boston, and Kenneth White and his wife, Cheryl of W. Springfield; his three stepchildren, Cecelia, Neil, and Jayson; his four grandchildren; Olivia, Vivenne, Shawn, Jr., and Payton, his seven siblings: Everett, Billy, James, Dolores, Joseph, Marie, and Dennis; several nieces, nephews, and extended family and friends. In addition to his parents and wife, Kenny was predeceased by five siblings: Chickie, Larry, Bobby, Alice, and Donald.
Kenny was laid to rest in the New Hampshire State Veterans Cemetery, Boscawen. Expressions of sympathy may be made in Kenny’s memory to the Wounded Warrior Project, Nicole Gordon/Soldier Ride Boston, 4899 Belfort Rd., Suite 300, Jacksonville, FL 32256. For more information, please visit www.phaneuf.net.