Records Specialist for Commonwealth of Mass; involved in East Boston politics
Anthony C. Maffei of Winthrop, formerly of East Boston, passed away at home on July 23 surounded by his loving family.
Anthony was born in Boston on February 28, 1956 and lived in East Boston for most of his life before moving to Winthrop. He worked as a Records Specialist for the Commonwealth of Mass for over 20 years. He loved to be involved in East Boston Politics often considering himself the advisor to former Rep Basile as well as other distinguished East Boston leaders. Anthony worked hard on the streets of East Boston for many of East Boston’s important issues, helping and devoting his time and energy any way he could.
Anthony passed away after a tremendous battle with Cancer which only at the very end got the best of him. As he was facing this disease, he never let it get him down. His love for his family and his life with them gave him unmatched strength to face the disease head on each day right up until his son came home from work at almost midnight – it was then that Anthony closed his eyes, took his last breath and joined his parents and other members of his family in the peace he now deserves. God bless you.
He was the loving son of the late Joseph C. and Edith (Bunker) Maffei, devoted father of Stacey, Anthony, Joseph and Timothy,; dear brother of Patricia, Maryanne, Donna, Lisa and the late Rico and Gina; adored grandfather of seven and is also survived by many cherished nieces and nephews.
Funeral arrangements were by the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home (Orient Heights) East Boston. Burial services were private. For more information, www.ruggieromh.com
Jon ‘JD’ Finocchio
Of Revere, formerly of East Boston
Jon D. ‘JD’ Finocchio of Revere, formerly of East Boston, passed suddenly on July 14.
He was the loving companion of Diane Donovan of Revere; devoted son of the late Anthony R. Finocchio, Sr. and the late Pearl (Carlson) Finocchio; father of Marcus D. and Macara P. of Seattle, WA, Michael, Susan P., Mary K., Kara I., and Jon D. Jr., all of East Boston; grandfather of Adam and Kennedy; cherished brother of Irene Guglielmo of Hampton, NH, Ralph Finocchio and his wife, Marcia of Saugus, Anthony R. Finocchio, Jr, and his wife, Carol of Peabody, the late Michael F. Finocchio and his surviving wife, Susan of Ware, MA, Annajean McMahon of Saugus, Mary-Sue and Dolores (Dolly) Finocchio of Revere. He is also survived by the mothers of his children, Lynette Kronen of Seattle, WA and Susan Onessimo of East Boston and her mother, Mary, affectionately known as “Mother Mary” who he held in the highest regard. He was the beloved nephew of Aunt Anna Finocchio of East Boston and Uncle Frank of Malden. Jon will also be missed by his many loving nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Funeral arrangements were by the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home (Orient Heights) East Boston.
Of East Boston
Concetta (Manganello) Autilio of East Boston died on July 25.
She was the beloved wife of the Ralph B. Autilio; loving mother of Ralph Autilio, Jr. of East Boston, Rose Salazar and her husband, George of Everett and Diane Previte of Revere; dear sister of Frank Manganello of Weymouth and the late Ann Correale, Louie and Michael Manganello; cherished grandmother of Ralph, Steven, Jessica, Tony Melissa and Jennifer and great grandmother of Lauren, Ryan, Rachael and Devon. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews.
Family and friends will honor Concetta’s life by gathering for calling hours today, Wednesday, July 29 from 4 to 8 p.m. in Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, 262 Beach St., Revere and again at 9:30 a.m. Thursday before leaving in procession to the Immaculate Conception Church, Revere for a Funeral Mass to be celebrated in her honor at 10:30 a.m. Burial will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery Everett. For guest book and directions: www.vazzafunerals.com