Retired Director of Finance for Metropolitan Area Planning Council
Joseph J. MacCormack of East Boston, devoted husband and father, passed away on July 13 at the age of 90.
He joined the US Army in his senior year at Beverly High School and served in the European Theater during World War II. His unit supplied the Armored Divisions of the Ninth Army for which he earned a Battle Star for the Battle of the Bulge. On his return from World War II, he graduated from Suffolk University. He retired as Director of Finance for the Metropolitan Area Planning Council.
He is survived by his loving wife of 62 years, Alvina (Thibeault) MacCormack and his children: Joyce Segale and her husband, Victor of Rutland, VT, Brian MacCormack of Warren, Rhode Island, Jane Rodgers and her husband, Christopher of Wakefield and the late Thomas MacCormack. He was the dear brother of the late Thomas MacCormack. Pop cherished his nine grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Family and friends will gather on Saturday morning, July 18 from 9 to 11 a.m. followed by a service in the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home, 971 Saratoga St,, East Boston at 11 a.m. Services will conclude with Mr .MacCormack being laid to rest with his military family on Monday, July 20 at 10:30 a.m. at the National Cemetery in Bourne. (Please meet at the main entrance of the cemetery on Monday morning.) For more information, please visit: www.ruggieromh.com
Retired MBTA bus driver
Jeanne M. (Manfra) Sasso of East Boston passed away on Friday, July 3, surrounded by her loving family. She was 67 years old.
A retired MBTA bus driver, she was the cherished daughter of Jennie (Zozzi) Manfra and the late Edward Manfra, the beloved wife of Michael Sasso; loving mother of Michelle Sasso-Ambrosino and Edward Sasso and his companion, Donna Moran; adored grandmother of Bianca Teazis and her husband, Michael, Alexa Ambrosino, Frank Ambrosino and Isabella Sasso; caring sister of Denise Manfra and her husband, Don Lasecki and Edward Manfra. She is also survived by many loving nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts, uncles and in-laws.
Funeral arrangements were by Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, Revere. Committal service was private. Memorial donations may be made in Jeanne’s memory to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, PO Box 1000 Dept. 142, Memphis, TN 38101. For guestbook: www.vazzafunerals.com
Of Lynn, formerly of East Boston and the United Kingdom
Scott Wilson of Lynn, formerly of East Boston and the United Kingdom, passed away July 9. He was 37 years old.
He was the cherished son of Gillian (Piper) Holmes and Sydney Wilson; beloved husband of Danny Robinson; loving brother of Stuart Wilson and adored uncle of Liam. He is also survived by all his family in England and Ireland.
Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, Revere. Committal Service was private. For guestbook: www.vazzafunerals.com
Lifelong East Boston resident
Claudina Marottoli, a lifelong East Boston resident, died July 8.
She was the beloved daugher of the late Oreste and Maria (Nicolo) Marottoli; dear sister of Erminio “Ernie” Marottoli and his wife, Mary of Reading and Mariangela Zaccardi of Hingham and her late husband, Nicholas; loving aunt of Sharon (Marottoli) Fata of Townsend, Joyce Marottoli of Redondo Beach, CA, Andrea (Marottoli) and her husband, Ralph Heymann of Townsend, Gail (Marottoli) and her husband, James Mutchler of Martinsberg, WV, Vincent Zaccardi and his wife, Sharon of Reading, Dina (Zaccardi) and her husband, Gerry Mattaliano of Marshfield and David Zaccardi of Medway. She is also survived by 15 grand nieces and grand nephews.
Funeral arrangements were by the Magrath Funeral Home, East Boston. Interment was at Forest Glen Cemetery, Reading. In lieu of flowers, donations in Claudina’s memory to Sacred Heart Parish, 303 Paris St., East Boston 02128 would be appreciated. For additional information, visit: MagrathFuneralHome.com
Of East Boston
Estelle Lauletta of East Boston died on June 22. The beloved wife of Robert of East Boston, she was the dear sister of Karen, Sue-ann and Russell Fitzgerald and is also survived by many loving in-laws, nieces and nephews.
A memorial service in honor of Estelle’s life was held on July 11 at the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home, 971 Saratoga St,, East Boston.
Of Revere, formerly of East Boston
Lucia (Buonopane) Guarino of Revere, formerly of East Boston, passed away July 10.
The beloved wife of the late Giuseppe Guarino, she was the loving mother of Pasquale Guarino and his wife, Elvira of Middleton and Miriana Caputo and her husband, Pasquale “Lino” of Revere; cherished grandmother of Anna Frongillo and her husband, Matthew, Joseph and Michael Guarino, and Gaetano and Katerina Caputo and two great grandchildren Giana and Gabriella Frongillo. She was the dear sister of the late Sabatino Buonopane, Louise Ciampa and Almerinda De Simone and is also survived by many nieces, nephews and cousins.
Family and friends will honor Lucia’s life by gathering in Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, 262 Beach Street, Revere on Sunday, July 19 from 3 to 7 p.m. and again at 10:30 a.m. Monday before leaving in procession to the Immaculate Conception Church, Revere for a Funeral Mass to be celebrated in her honor at 11:30 a.m. Entombment will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. For guestbook and directions www.vazzafunerasl.com
Gina May Forsyth
Of East Boston, formely of Winthrop
Gina May Fosyth of East Boston formerly from Winthrop and Jamaica Plain passed away July 4th. Gina was the loving daughter of Madeline MacDonald and Francis Forsyth.
Beloved sister of Frank Forsyth, John and James MacDonald; loving mother of Philip Forsyth, Hayeee Sarro, Gianna Forsyth, Madeline Forsyth and Isabella Forsyth. Also grandmother of Gianna and Lilly Forsyth and aunt of Joe Constantino, Frankie, Danny, and Fara Forsyth, Giovana Hurtaldo, and Jacob MacDonald. A service for Gina will be at first church of Winthrop on Saturday, July 19th at 10:00 a.m.. 217 Winthrop st., Winthrop, MA (across the police station)