Member of Winthrop Elks
Marilyn J. (Ginsburg) Flynn of Winthrop passed away suddenly on January 14. She was 70 years old. Raised in Revere, she graduated from Revere High in 1962, married her high school sweetheart, David Flynn (who passed away in December of 2013) and then moved to Winthrop. They were married 51 years. Her passions included BINGO, bowling, gardening, cooking, boating and Jamaica. She was very patriotic and was a a member of the Elks Lodge 1078 of Winthrop. Marilyn was an extraordinary wife, mother, sister, aunt, cousin, and friend. She was also a mother, mentor and friend to many of her daughters’ friends. She is lovingly survived by her daughters TerriEllen Wood of Texas, Laurie Lee Pangburn of Florida, Wendi Towers of Woburn, Bonnie Flynn and her companion, David Carver of Revere; her sons-in-law: Mark E. Wood of Vermont and Michael Towers of Woburn; grandchildren Becky and Zack Wood of Vermont; grandson Daniel Zizza of Salem; her sister and brother Phyllis Ginsburg and her brother, Robert P. Ginsburg, both of Ohio and her faithful dog, Annie. A Celebration of Life will be held at the Winthrop Elks 1078 on May 30 from 12 noon to 4 p.m.
Former East Boston resident
Alice (Brooks) LaVertue of New Hampshire, formerly of Saugus and East Boston, died on January 24. The beloved wife of the late Fernand, she was the devoted mother of Starlin “Stucky” Heath and his wife, Adele of Nashua, NH; dear sister of the late Patrick and Henry Brooks; cherished grandmother of Derek and Marc Heath and is also survived by her five adored great grandchildren and by many loving nieces and nephews. Family and friends will honor Aice’s life by gathering in the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home, 971 Sarataoga St. (Orient Heights) East Boston on Thursday, January 29 from 10 a.m. to 12 noon followed by a service in our chapel at noon. Services will conclude with Alice being laid to rest in the mausoleum at Holy Cross Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Alzheimer’s Association, 480 Pleaseant St Watertown, Ma.02142 For more information, visit: www.ruggieromh.com
Died in her 101st year
Rose (Santoro) Denaro of East Boston passed away peacefully in the Massachusetts General Hospital after a brief illness on Tuesday, January 20. She was 101 years of age. Rose, who was born in Italy to the late Pasquale and Joann (Ruggiero) Santoro. was the beloved wife of the late Joseph Denaro; devoted mother of Josephine Thomson and her late husband, Eddie of Stoneham, John “Dickie” Denaro of East Boston, Joann ”Tootsie” Charette and her late husband, Emile of East Boston, Michael Denaro of East Boston, Paul Denaro and his wife, Anne of Malden and the late Joseph Denaro. She was the dear sister of John Santoro of East Boston, and the late Costa Santoro, Anna D’Errico and Emily Bradford; cherished grandmother of Stephen, Sandra, Ronald and Beth and is also survived by loving great grandchildren. nieces and nephews. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home, (Orient Heights) East Boston. Rose was laid to rest in Woodlawn Cemetery in Elm Street, Everett.
Of East Boston
Ralph A. D’India of East Boston died on January 20. A US Army veteran of the Korean Conflict, he was the beloved husband of Dorothy M. (Duffy) D’India; father of Robert D’India and his wife, Anna of Derry, NH and Lisa and her husband, William Rosanio of Peabody; grandfather of Alexandra, Christopher and Giuliana D’India; brother of Shirley Harkins of Connecticut, Darlene Kehoe of Saugus, John D’India of Beverly and the late Mildred Moltedo and Priscilla McCarthy. Funeral arrangements were by the Magrath Funeral Home, East Boston. Interment with Military Honors was in Puritan Lawn Memorial Park, Peabody. For additional information, visit: MagrathFuneralHome.com
Past member of East Boston Kiwanis and Winthrop Golf Club
Edmond E. DiRuzza of Winthrop, formerly of East Boston, died on January 26. A US Army veteran of World War II, he was a past member of East Boston Kiwanis and the Winthrop Golf Club He was the beloved husband of Marie (Vitigliano) and the late Camille (Marcucci) DiRuzza; devoted father of Deanne DiRuzza-Priest of Winthrop and Edmond DiRuzza and his wife, Linda; cherished grandfather of Biancha, Camille and Ariana and is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews. Family and friends will honor Edmond’s life by gathering Saturday, January 31 from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. in the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home, 971 Saratoga St. (Orient Heights)East Boston before leaving in procession to St Anthony’s Church, Revere Street, Revere for a Funeral Mass celebrating his life at 11a.m. Services will conclude with Edmond being laid to rest in Woodlawn Cemetery. In honoring Edmond’s life and in lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to: Alzheimer’s Association, 480 Pleasant St., Watertown 02472.
Of New Hampshire, formerly of East Boston
Gloria M. (LaRosa) Popp of Allenstown, NH, formerly of East Boston, died at Catholic Medical Center on January 20. She was 86 years old. Gloria was a long time employee of Kimball Jewelers of Boston and a member of the Third Order of St Francis. Born and raised in East Boston, the daughter of the late Anthony and Grace (Coco) LaRosa, she was the beloved wife of the late Walter E.; devoted mother of Dennis Popp and his wife, Kim Weisensee of Peabody, Richard Pop and his wife, Donna Johnson of Melrose, Kevin Popp of New Hampshire, Jeanmarie Popp and her husband, Paul Cerullo of Revere; dear sister of the late Rosemarie Socci and Carmella Varone and is also survived by eight loving grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. Funeral services were by the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, Revere. For guest book, please visit www.Buonfiglio.com
Joseph ‘Scole’ Skoczylas
Joseph J. “Scole” Skoczylas of Winthrop, formerly of Chelsea and Woburn, died recently He was the devoted father of Joseph R Skoczylas and his wife, Michele of Winthrop; dear brother of Nancy O’Shea of Danvers, Linda Bogdanski of Medford and the late Katherine “Kay” Mooney and Gloria Savary; cherished grandfather of Joseph, Michael and Ryan and is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews. Family and friends will honor Joe’s life by gathering on Friday, January 30 from 4 to 8 p.m. in the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home, 971 Saratoga St. (Orient Heights) East Boston and again on Saturday morning, January 31 in Sacred Heart Church, Brooks Street, East Boston at 9 a.m. Internment is private. In honor of Joseph, memorial donations may be made to Viking Pride Foundation, P.O. Box 37, Winthrop, MA 02152. For more information, visit: www.ruggieromh.com