Obituaries 09-09-2015

Angela Scafati

Former Revere resident

Angela A. (DiGregorio) Scafati in Melrose, formerly of Saugus and Revere, died on September 5 after a long and courageous battle with illness.

She was the beloved wife of the late Joseph Pulitano and the late Silvio Scafati; devoted mother of Ann Louise Cardello and her husband, Billy of Peabody, loving grandmother of William “BJ”Cardello of Peabody, dear sister of the late Marie Marrama, Avio, Frank, John, Michelina, Bradie and Theresa Feola and Sadie and Pasquale DiGregorio. She is also survived by her many cherished nieces, nephews and cousins.

Family and friends will honor Angie with a Memorial Mass on Saturday, September 12 in St. Anthony’s Church, Revere at 11 a.m. In accordance with Angie’s wishes, visiting hours are respectfully omitted. In honoring Angie and in lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Italian Home for Children, 1125 Centre St., Jamica Plain 02130, Attn. Development Office. Arrangements are with the personal care of Ruggiero Family Memorial Home 617 569 0990 For more information, please visit:

Frances Rowan

Well known award winning community activist

Frances E. (Brown) Rowan died in East Boston on September 3 — her 79th birthday.

She was the former Probation Officer, Mass. Trial Court, East Boston District, Co-founder of Meridian House, Board member of Zumix, Resource Developer for EBNHC, 80 Border St. Art Center, Sumner St. Fire Station Conversion, President and Board member Harbor Area Mental Health/Mental Retardation Comm. Fran worked on so many other boards and committees for development of community resources, that it would be difficult to list them all. She was the recipient of the George Washington Freedom Foundation Medal and the Paul Harris Medal for Community Service.

She was the wife of the late James P. Rowan Sr. (Secretary to the late Speaker Thomas P. “Tip” O’Neill); the mother of Daniel L. Rowan and his wife, Lori and James P. Rowan, Jr, all of East Boston; sister of Nancy C. Pawlyshan of New York, Donald L. Brown of Revere and the late Diane Loring, Beryl, Richard H. and David E. Brown. She is also survived by three generations of nieces and nephews.

Her Funeral Mass will be celebrated in the Sacred Heart Church, East Boston on Thursday morning, September 10 at 10 o’clock. PLEASE MEET AT CHURCH. Relatives and friends are invited. Visiting hours in the Magrath Funeral Home, 325 Chelsea St. [at Day Sq] East Boston will be today, Wednesday, from 4 to 8 p.m. Interment will be in Puritan Lawn Memorial Park. PLEASE DO NOT SEND FLOWERS — Fran’s request is that donations be made to one of the following: Zumix, 260 Sumner St., East Boston 02128 “The Children who want to teach the world to sing” or Meridian House Recreation Fund, 408 Meridian St., East Boston 02128 “Whatever you do for the least of your brethren you do for Me.” For more information, visit:

Mary Reidy

Lifelong East Boston resident

Mary (Lynds) Reidy, a lifelong resident of East Boston, passed away at home with courage and dignity surrounded by her loving family on Sunday afternoon, September 6.

She was the beloved wife of the late Joseph Reidy; devoted mother of Maureen DePasquale and her husband, Antonio of Winthrop, Sean Reidy of East Boston, Kelly Reidy of Woburn and Charlene and Franklin Reidy, both of East Boston; dear sister of Ella Shallow of Dorchester and Richard Lynds of East Boston. She was pre-deceased by two brothers and two sisters. The cherished grandmother of Antonio DePasquale, Frank and Mary Savastano and Louis Rosa, she is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.

Family and friends will honor Mary’s life by gathering on Friday, September 11 from 4 to 8 p.m. and again on Saturday morning at 8:45 before leaving in procession to Sacred Heart Church, East Boston for a Funeral Mass in celebration of her life at 10 a.m. Internment is private. For complimentary transportation to and from the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home in East Boston, please call 617 5659 0990. For more information,

Mary Sentner

Lifelong East Boston resident

Mary Z. (Patti) Sentner, a lifelong East Boston resident, passed away on Friday, August 31. She was 83 years old.

The beloved wife of the late Joseph H. Sentner, she was the loving mother of Dennis J. Sentner and his wife, Iveta Huttova; cherished grandmother of Dennis J. Sentner II; adored great-grandmother of Alyssa and Mackenzie Sentner and caring sister of the late Patsy and Nicolo Patti. She is also survived by many loving nephews and cousins.

Family and friends will honor Mary’s life by gathering in Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, 262 Beach St. Revere today, Wednesday, September 9 from 8 to 9:300 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Joseph-St. Lazarus Church in East Boston at 10:30 a.m. Interment will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery in Everett. For directions and guestbook please visit

Marguerite ‘Peggy’ Sullivan

Leaves her family a good sense of Irish humor, laughter, love and loyalty

Marguerite R. “Peggy” Sullivan of East Boston, formerly of Chelsea, passed away on Thursday, September 3 at Eastpointe Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Chelsea where she had been receiving supportive care for the last several months. She was 84 years old.

Born in Boston, the loving daughter of the late Eugene J. and Ellen (Daly) Sullivan of County Cork, Ireland, she attended Chelsea Schools and resided in Chelsea for most of her life and at the Barnes School Elderly Housing on Marion Street in East Boston for the past 20 years. She worked for many years as a business computer program analysist, retiring 20 years ago. She gave her family the legacy of a good sense of “Irish” humor, laughter, love and loyalty.

Peggy supported many causes and charities as she was “rich” with empathy for those less fortunate. A die hard Red Sox Fan, she always placed the needs of others ahead of her own. She was a volunteer Big Sister and animal lover.

Peggy shared her home with her beloved feline companion Re-Re who added joy to her life. She was the dear sister of the late Sgt. John D. Sullivan, Eugene “Joe” Sullivan, Jr. and Eileen Sullivan, beloved aunt of the late Jerry Sullivan. Peggy is survived by her cherished niece Maria Fernandes Sullivan of Wakefield, best friend and cousin Marilyn McNamara of Pembroke and the beloved aunt of Eugene Sullivan of California and Ann Mahoney of Revere.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a memorial gathering from the Frank A. Welsh & Sons Funeral Home, 718 Broadway, Chelsea on Saturday, September 12 at 9:30 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass at Our Lady of Grace Church, 59 Nichols St., Chelsea at 10:30 a.m. Services will conclude at church, interment will be private. For directions or to send expressions of sympathy, please visit 617-889-2723

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