Obituaries 09-02-2015

Vincent Malgeri

Navy Yard retiree

Vincent J. Malgeri of East Boston passed away peacefully on August 26 in the Veterans Hospital in West Roxbury after a brief illness.

Vincent, who served his country in the US Navy during the Korean Conflict and later worked for many years in the Navy Yard, was born on September 5, 1935 to the late Vincent and Carmela (Carlino) Malgeri. He was the beloved husband of Dorothy (Wrightson) Malgeri; devoted father of David and his wife, Deborah, Paul and his wife, Sandra, and the late James Malgeri; dear brother of the late Joseph and Rocco Malgeri; cherished grandfather of David Jr., James and Gina and is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews

His funeral service and burial with Military Honors was held on Monday, August 31.

Mildred Rodriguez

Long time garment industry employee of Revere, formerly of East Boston

Mildred E. (Carrozza) Rodriguez, a 10 year resident of Revere, formerly of East Boston, passed away at home on August 26 following a valiant struggle with pancreatic cancer.

Born and raised in East Boston, the daughter of the late David Carrozza and Frances (Vertuccio) Carrozza she attended East Boston Schools and was a 1939 graduate of East Boston High School. “Millie” as she was affectionately known, worked in the garment industry for a great part of her working career. There, she met her husband to be, Diego Rodriguez, a handsome young Cuban immigrant, who captured her heart. They were married in January of 1962 and spent 51 years, together until his untimely death on March 3t (Easter Sunday) 2013. The couple left East Boston in 2003 to move to the St. George Condominiums on Revere Beach Blvd.

She is survived by her beloved sister, Frances D. DiPlacidio and her husband, John of Royal Palms, Florida, formerly of Peabody and also the sister of the late D. “Mico,” John “Panco,” Enrico “Eastago,” Elio “Leo,” Nicholas J. “Nicki,” Ralph Sr., and David Carrozza, Lesandrina “Sandra” Russo, Lena Incerto and Bridget Pisano. She is also lovingly survived by her sister-in-law, Rose Carozza of Wilmington and by many nieces, nephews, grand-nieces and grand-nephews.

Her funeral was conducted from the Vertuccio and Smith Home for Funerals, Revere. Entombment was in the Sheffield Bldg. of the Woodlawn Cemetery Community Mausoleum, Everett. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen St. Framingham, MA 01701-937

Gloria Christopoulos

Of East Boston

Gloria E. (DeLuca) Christopoulos of East Boston died on August 25.

She was the beloved daughter of the late Federico and Incoronata (D’Onofrio) DeLuca; loving wife of the late Anthony Christopoulos; beloved mother of Brian Christopoulos of East Boston and Lana Gould and her husband, Jerry of Boxford; cherished grandmother of Rebecca and Sara Gould; dear sister of the late Yolanda Della Croce, Mary DeLuca and Gemma DeLuca.

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at Our Lady of the Assumption Church, East Boston. Interment was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. For online condolences please visit:

Joseph ‘Joe Pep’ Pepicelli

Former owner of Pepicelli Oil, East Boston

Joseph R. “Joe Pep”Pepicelli of Revere, formerly of East Boston, passed away on August 28.

The former long time owner of Pepicelli Oil in East Boston and a past member of the East Boston Kiwanis Club, he was the loving brother of Pellegrino Pepicelli and his wife, Marghrita of Revere and the late Francis Pepicelli and Anthony Pepicelli and his late wife, Jo-Ann; dear brother in law of Rosemarie Pepicelli and is also survived by many adored nieces and nephews.

Family and friends will honor Joe’s life by gathering Friday, September 4 from 4 to 8 p.m. in the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home, 971 Saratoga St. (Orient Heights) East Boston and again at 8:30 on Saturday morning before leaving in Procession to St Anthony Church in Revere for a Funeral Mass in celebration of Joe’s Life at 10 a.m. Services will conclude with Joe being laid to rest in Chapel Hill Mausoleum at Holy Cross Cemetery. In honor of Joe and in lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to: Alzheimers Assoc. 480 Pleasant St., Watertown, MA 02172 or American Kidney Fund, 6110 Executive Blvd., Rockville Md., 20852. For complimentary transportation to and from the funeral home, please call 617 569 0990.

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