Obituaries 03-04-2015

Suzanne ‘Sue’ Palma

East Boston Community Activist

Suzanne M. “Sue” Palma of East Boston died on February 28.

Founder of East Boston Golden Age and the first woman president of the Kiwanis Club of East Boston, she moved on to be the the first female LT Governor of Division 14 of Kiwaniis. Sue was also the first woman elected to the East Boston Athletic Board and helped establish the Meals on Wheels program in East Boston.

A graduate of East Boston High School, Class of 1949 and a graduate of UMass Boston, Class of 1976, she received her MSW from Boston College. Sue was past executive director of Elizabeth Peabody House, Somerville as well as Harbor Area Director DSS. Sue worked for many years at the East Boston Social Center serving in any way she could to make the East Boston Social Center a better place.

She was the beloved mother of Debra White, Helen Gaeta and her husband, Michael of East Boston, Patricia Baszkiewicz and her husband, Paul of Quincy, Gloria DeVine and her husband, Paul; dear sister of the late Philip and Anthony Muse; cherished grandmother of Michael, Stephanie, Jennifer, Stacey, Nicholas, James, Caitlin and the late Nicole and adored great grandmother of James. Emma and Aislin and is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.

Family and friends will honor Sue’s life by gathering today, Wednesday, March 4 from 3 to 8 p.m. in the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home, 971 Saratoga St. (Orient Heights) East Boston and again at 9:30 a.m. Thursday before leaving in procession to Sacred Heart Church, East Boston for a Funeral Mass in celebration of Sue’s life at 11 a.m. Services will conclude with Sue being laid to rest in Woodlawn Cemetery. In honoring Sue, memorial donations may be made to: East Boston K-Trust P.O.Box 503 East Boston, Ma.02128

Marcella Pease

Of Revere, formerly of East Boston

Marcella M. (Giordano) Pease of Revere, formerly of East Boston, died on February 26.

She was the beloved wife of Brian E Pease, Sr.; devoted mother of Brian J. Jr. and Brandon, both of Revere; loving daughter of Bertha “Cookie”(Corso) Riley of Revere and the late Mateo Giordano; dear sister of Lillian Silva and William Riley, both of Everett, Marlena Mellone of Revere and the late Donna Belida and is also survived by many cherished nieces and nephew.

Family and friends will honor Marcella’s life by gathering in the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home, 971 Saratoga St. (Orient Heights) East Boston today, Wednesday, at 8:30 a.m. before leaving in procession to St. Anthony’s Church, Revere. Services will conclude with Marcella being laid to rest in Holy Cross Cemetery. For more information, visit: www.ruggieromh.com

Camille ‘Cammy’ White

Events coordinator at Boston Public Library for 35 Years

Camille A. “Cammy” (DiGiovanni) White of Winthrop, formerly of East Boston, died on February 28.

Cammy was an events co-ordinator at the Boston Public Library for 35 years.

She was the beloved wife of Stephen J. White; mother of Stephen J. White. Jr. of Rockland, Christina and her husband, Kevin Jordan of Jefferson, GA, Melissa and her husband, Scott Cuthbert and Andrea White, all of Winthrop; sister of Guy Raddi and his wife, Kim of East Boston, Louise and her husband, Kevin Flagg of Uxbridge, Vincent Di Giovanni and his wife, Michelle of Fall River; grandmother of Christopher White, Ryan Cuthbert, Alexandrea McRae, Abigail Clackum and Kaleb Jordan.

Her funeral will be held from the Magrath Funeral Home, 325 Chelsea St. [at Day Sq] East Boston on Thursday morning, March 5 at 9 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in the Sacred Heart Church, 45 Brooks St., East Boston at 10 o’clock. Relatives and friends are invited. Visiting hours are today, Wednesday, March 4 from 4 to 8 p.m. Interment will be in the Belle Isle Section of Winthrop Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in Cammy’s memory to Friends and Family Fighting ALS, c/o Robert Fay, 67 Berry Lane, Bristol, RI 02809 would be appreciated.

For additional information, visit: MagrathFuneralHome.com

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Antonetta ‘Toni’ Johnson

Longtime waitress at Barney’s Grill; East Boston Community Center volunteer

Antonetta M. “Toni” Johnson of East Boston died in Chelsea on February 27.

“Toni “ worked for many years as a waitress at Barneys Grill and volunteered at the East Boston Community Center on Boardman Street for many years.

She was the devoted mother of Sharon Sacco and her husband, Arthur of East Boston, David Johnson of New Hampshire and James Johnson and his wife, Barbara of Illinois; dear sister of the late Augostino “Augie” Martinello, Rose DiStefano and Ann Schettino; cherished grandmother of David LoMonaco, Thomas and Marissa Johnson.

Funeral arrangements were by the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home (Orient Heights) East Boston. Antonetta was laid to rest in the Martinello Family Mausoleum at St. Michael’s Cemetery. For more information:www.ruggieromh.com

Judith Guarino

Of East Boston

Judith (Ruggiero) Guarino of East Boston died on February 26.

She was the beloved wife of Michael Guarino Sr.; devoted mother of Michael Jr. and Niesa Hernandez and her husband, Freddy all of East Boston; sister of Linda Gayhart of New Hampshire and the late Thomas Ruggiero; cherished grandmother of Arianna Hernandez and is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews

Funeral arrangements were by theRuggiero

Family Memorial Home (Orient Heights) East Boston. Services concluded with Judith being laid to rest in Holy Cross Cemetery. For more information: www.ruggieromh.com.

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Mildred Carman

Former waitress at Morelli’s Restaurant in East Boston

Mildred (Ramos) Carman of East Boston died on February 25.

Mildred, who worked as a waitress for many years at Morelli’s Restaurant in East Boston, was the beloved wife of the late Richard Carman; devoted mother of Robin Brown of East Boston and the late Renee Paulson, Rochelle Carman and Rhonda DiAngelis; dear sister of Lucille Lamonica of East Boston, Dolores Rowthon of Florida and the late Elizabeth Coddington and Walter Ramos . She is also survived by seven grandchildren and four great grandchildren as well as by many loving nieces and nephews .

Family and friends will honor Mildred’s life by gathering Saturday, March 7 from 11 a.m. to 12 noon in the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home, 971 Saratoga St. (Orient Heights) East Boston to share stories and memories of Mildred. Fore more information visit: www.ruggieromh.com

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Richard Penta

Revere City Councillor

Richard A. “Revere City Councillor” Penta of Beachmont died on February 25.

He was the beloved husband of Cynthia (Adreani); devoted father of Richard B. and his wife, Nicole of W. Peabody, Steven, Mario, Jessica Penta and her wife, Jennifer, and Louis Penta all of Revere; loving son of Mary (Rice) and the late Benjamin; dear brother of Barbara Kelly of Lynn, Benjamin of Saugus, Paul of Revere, Patricia Fields of Lynn and the late Edward and is also survived by his loving granddaughter, Emily Claire and by many nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, Revere. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Richard’s memory to: The Art Garden, 128 Harvard Ave., Suite 2, Boston, MA 02134. For guest book, please visit www.Buonfiglio.com

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