Obituaries 02-11-2015

Gregory Hannon

Of Florida, formerly of East Boston

Gregory T. Hannon of Callaway, Florida died at the Bay Medical Center Covenant Hospice Center in Panama City, Florida on January 4 after a short battle with heart disease. He was 65 years old.

Mr. Hannon was a son of the late Robert J. and Ruth E. (Carroll) Hannon. After leaving East Boston he made his home for several years in the Dexter, Garland area in Maine until moving to Callaway, Florida where he made his home for the last 12 years. He attended Fitton Catholic School as well as East Boston High School.

Mr. Hannon was a Vietnam Veteran who served his country in the US Army from 1966 to 1969 with two of those years in Vietnam where he served in the infantry as well as a paratrooper with 101st Airborne.

While in Florida, Mr. Hannon worshiped at St. Dominic Catholic Church as well as with Living Word Fellowship Church.

Mr. Hannon worked as a chef, and in airline maintenance at Logan Airport while in East Boston and with the Dexter Shoe Company in Maine. In Florida, he worked for the the city of Panama City at St. Andrews Marina and the Panama City Water and Untility Department

Mr. Hannon leaves behind a sister, Roberta West and her husband, Hartley West of Dover-Foxcroft, Maine; two nieces Jolene Ensey and her husband, Tony and Carolyn Pantoya, both of Waterville, Maine and a nephew, Matthew West of Bangor, Maine. He also leaves many great nephews and nieces: Trevor, Caelib, Brian, Kara. Gabriella, Carter, Jacoby and Fenway. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by a brother, Stephen P. Hannon.

The family would like to thank two of Mr. Hannon’s closest friends for all they did for him: Mic Homer of Callaway, Fl,. and Skip Sharange of Tennessee.

Mr. Hannon’s family and friends will miss him but never forget him and shall keep him in their hearts and memories forever. May God speed Greg’s journey to him and the peace that he promised to him.

Funeral arrangements by Heritage Funeral Home, Panama City, Florida. In following the wishes of Mr. Hannon, the family will have a graveside committal service at a later date.

Charles Nardone

Member of many organizations

Charles A. Nardone of East Boston died on February 5.

A US Army veteran of the Korean Conflict, he was a member of the Beachmont VFW, ITAM Club, Revere Moose and Sons of Italy

The devoted father of Michael A Nardone of Lynnfield, Andrea Gordon of Florida, Gina Nardone and David Golisano, both of East Boston, he was the loving companion and soulmate of Dorothy Golisano; dear brother of the late Rosemarie Dellaria, Joseph “Butchy”Nardone, Jeannette Kohner and Marilyn Connolly; cherished grandfather of Justin, Tyler, Heather, Amanda, Ashley and David and is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.

Family and friends will honor Charlie’s life by gathering Thursday, February 12 from 4 to 8 p.m. in the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home, 971 Saratoga St. (Orient Heights) East Boston. A Funeral Mass in celebration of Charles’ life will be held on Friday, February 13 in St. Michael the Archangel Chapel at the Soldiers Home, Chelsea at 11a.m. (Please go directly to the church.) Services will conclude with Charlie being laid to rest with full military honors in Woodlawn Cemetery. For more information, please visit

Achille ‘Leo’ DeLeo

Past member of Everett K of C and

St. Lazarus St. John’s Bowling League

Achille “Leo” DeLeo of East Boston died on February 5.

A US Army veteran of World War II, he was a past member o the Everett Kof C and a past member of St Lazarus St John’s Bowling League.

He was the beloved husband of the late Eva (Latorella) DeLeo; devoted father of Paul Sr. and his wife, Theresa, Julie DeLeo, Robert and his wife, Deborah, all of East Boston; dear brother of the late Guido, ‘James’ DeLeo; cherished grandfather of Paul Jr,, John and Daria; adored great grandfather of Paul, Achille, Jake and Abigail and he is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.

Family and friends will honor Mr DeLeo ‘s life by gathering in the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home, 971 Saratoga St. (Orient Heights) East Boston today, Wednesday, at 8:45 a.m. before leaving in procession to St Joseph St Lazarus Church, Ashley Street, East Boston for a Funeral Mass in celebration of Mr. DeLeo’s life at 10 a.m. Services will conclude with Mr. DeLeo being laid to rest with his beloved wife, Eva, in Holy Cross Cemetery with full military honors. In honor of Mr. DeLeo, memorial donations may be made to GWARC Inc. 56 Chestnut St., Waltham 02453. For more information, visit:

Alfonso Paul Cacchiotti

Participated in the World War II Liberation of Buchenwald Concentration Camp

Alfonso Paul Cacchiotti of Orient Heights East Boston, formerly of Everett, died on February 7.

A US Army veteran of World War II and the Korean Conflict, he participated in the liberation of the Buchenwald Concentration Camp. He was a Retired Chief Warrant Officer 26th Infantry Division, a life member of the VFW Beachmont Post 6712, HLM, Winthrop Elks 1078, a member of the 126 Sig Bn Association and the 6th Armored Div. Association. He was a recipient of the ETO Ribbon w/3 battle stars, the Meritorious Service Medal and the Army Achievement Medal.

He was the beloved husband of the late Ella (Pastore) Cacchiotti; devoted father of Paul M. and his wife, Tanya of East Boston and Roseann Chambers and her husband, Ron of Sandown, NH; cherished grandfather of Rachel and Rebecca; dear brother of the late John, Augustine “Gus” and Albert Cacchiotti.

Family and friends will honor Alfonso’s life by gathering today, Wednesday, February 11 from 4 to 8 p.m. in the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home, 971 Saratoga St. (Orient Heights) East Boston and again on Thursday morning at 10 a.m. for a prayer service in our Chapel . Services will conclude with Mr. Cacchiotti being laid to rest with his beloved wife in Puritan Lawn Memorial Park with Full Military Honors. In honoring Mr. Cacchiotti and in lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Italian Home for Children, 1125 Center St., Jamica Plain MA. 02130. For more information, visit:

Josephine Marie Cavignano

Retired Switchboard operator of Danvers, formerly of East Boston

Josephine Marie (Delfino) Cavignano of Danvers, formerly of East Boston, died on February 3.

Josephine worked for many years at Americall as a switchboard operator.

The beloved daughter of the late Alexander and Loretta (Johnson) Delfino, she was the dear sister of the late William A. Delfino; loving aunt of Gennette Kukla of Saugus and the late Leanne Kukla, Edward Kukla and Denise Kukla and is also survived by her grand niece and nephew Kelsie Crowley and Joseph Crowley.

Funeral services will be held in the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, 128 Revere St., Revere on Monday, February 16 at 11 a.m. Relatives and friends are kindly invited. Visitation will be held prior to the service from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery. For guest book please visit

Normand Francis Levasseur

Worked for Department of Veteran Affairs

Normand Francis Levasseur of East Boston passed away suddenly on February 4 at his daughter’s residence in Maynard. He was 63 years old.

Born in Boston on August 17, 1951, he was the son of the late Normand and Lillian (Morin) Levasseur. He graduated from East Boston High School and soon enlisted in the United States Air Force. He proudly served his country from 1970 to 1977.

Normand worked as an information technology associate for years with the Department of Veteran’s Affairs.

He is survived by his daughters: Ginnine Sarro of Maynard, Stacy Halloran and her husband, Thomas of Tewksbury, Michelle Dam and her husband, Matthew of Nahant and Nicole Levasseur and her husband, Brian Bishop of Framingham. He is also survived by five grandchildren; his sisters, Carmen Getty of East Boston, Rita Faretra of Peabody, Marylou Levasseur of East Boston and Paulette Deery of West Roxbury and by many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his sister, Lucille Jordan and brothers, Richard Levasseur, George Levasseur and John Levasseur.

Family and friends will gather to honor and remember Normand on Thursday, February 12 from 4 to 7 p.m. in St. Michael’s Chapel at the Soldiers Home in Chelsea, 91 Crest Avenue, Chelsea. Interment will be in the Massachusetts National Cemetery, Bourne.

Donations in his memory may be made to a charity of your choice. Arrangements are under the care of Fowler-Kennedy Funeral Home, Maynard, MA.To share a memory or offer a condolence, visit:

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