There will never be another Nonna Giovanna, died at 107 years old
Giovanna (Fusco) Colarossi of East Boston passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family on October 31 at 107 years of age.
Giovanna was a beautiful woman who was loved most dearly by her entire family and will be sorely missed. There will never be another Nonna Giovanna.
She was the beloved wife of the late Mario Colarossi; loving mother of Anna Spacone of New Hampshire and Myra Salvi and Debora Tauro and her husband, Benny of East Boston; dear sister of Peter Fusco of Melrose, Teodoro Fusco and his wife, Mafalda of Revere and the late Antonio Fusco and Lucia Rinaldi; cherished “nonna” to many grandchildren and great grandchildren and is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.
Family and friends will honor Giovanna’s memory by gathering today, Wednesday, November 4 from 4 to 8 p.m. in the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home, 971 Saratoga St., (Orient Heights) East Boston and again on Thursday, November 5 at 11 a.m. at St Joseph St Lazarus Church, 59 Ashley Street, East Boston ( please report directly to church.) At the family’s request, floral contributions are respectfully omitted. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Giovanna may be made to the charity of one’s choice. Services will conclude with Giovanna being laid to rest with her husband, Mario at Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. For complimentary transportation to the funeral home please call 617-569-0990. For more information: www.ruggieromh.com
Ann Marie Corcoran
Of Revere, formerly of East Boston
Ann Marie Corcoran of Revere, formerly of East Boston, passed away on October 31. She was 69 years old.
She was the cherished daughter of the late John Corcoran and the late Helen (Sullivan) and David Dedrick; loving companion of the recently deceased George Nalen; caring sister of Helen Molbeck, David Dedrick and his wife, Cathy, Daniel Dedrick and his late wife, Sandra, Donna Dedrick Nam and her husband, Kenneth and Mary Dedrick and her husband, Rocco Carapellucci; cherished aunt of Jill, Jessica, Katie, Matthew, Daniel, Heidi, Aubrey, Courtney, Eean, Alex, Brian, Elizabeth and grand-aunt of Christena, Jaydin, Kaleb and Ava.
Family and friends will honor Ann’s life by gathering at Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, 262 Beach St. Revere on Friday, November 6 from 4 to 8 p.m. with a Memorial Service beginning at 7:30 p.m. in our Chapel of the Resurrection. Committal service is private. Please OMIT flowers, donations may be made in Ann’s memory to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, PO Box 1000 Dept. 142 Memphis, TN 38101. For guestbook and directions www.vazzafunerals.com
Carmen Rauseo Caprio
Long time member of the Christopher Columbus High School staff; woman of elegance and style who set high goals and standards for herself and her children
Carmen Rauseo Caprio of Juno Beach, Florida passesd away on October 23 in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida after a brief illness. She was 92 years young.
She was the loving and devoted wife of the late Louis William Caprio, Sr. of Revere and the daughter of the late Angelo and Michelena Rauseo of East Boston. She is survived by her loving son, Louis William Caprio, Jr and his wife, Elizabeth of Miami, Florida and was a devoted mother to the late Lucille DiFlumeri of Revere and the late Robert Caprio of Coral Springs, Florida. Carmen was one of 11 siblings and is survived only by her dear sister, Margaret Tripoli of Peabody. Carmen was loved and loved all her grandchildren: Christopher Di Flumeri and his wife, Nicole, Keith Caprio and his wife, Agatha, Kenneth Caprio, Danielle Caprio, Ashley Porcaro and her husband, Steven, Tye Ridolfi and Sinclaire Caprio. Carmen also enjoyed the time she was able to spend with her great-grandchildren: Madelyn Schmidt, Sierra Di Flumeri, Ruthie Sullivan and Dominic Caprio.
Carmen was born in Boston and was an honors graduate of Boston Latin High School. In addition to raising three children, she was a long time member of the school staff at Christopher Columbus High School in Boston’s North End. Carmen lived in the Boston area for 75 years before moving to Boca Raton permanently in 2002, then relocated again in 2008 to The Waterford Community in Juno Beach, FL where she lived the remainder of her years. She was an active member of her church and community while living in Boston and continued that commitment in Florida right up to the last month of her life.
Carmen’s commitment to her family, her faith and God supported and carried her through to her very last days. She was a woman of elegance and style, who set high goals and standards for herself and expected no less from her children.
A Mass celebrating Carmen’s life will be held at St. Mary’s of the Assumption Church in Revere on Saturday, November 14 at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Carmen’s memory to the Franciscan Mission Associates, 274-280 West Lincoln Ave, P.O. Box 598, Mt. Vernon, NY 10551. Attn: Ms. Madeline Bonnici /Executive Director. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Carmen’s memory to the Franciscan Mission Associates, 274-280 West Lincoln Ave, P.O. Box 598, Mt. Vernon, NY 10551. Attn: Ms. Madeline Bonnici /Executive Director.
Owned Ralco Builders of East Boston
Ralph W. Nastari of Malden, formerly of East Boston, passed away on October 28 at the Veteran’s Hospital, Bedford after a long illness.
A US Navy veteran of World War II and the late owner of Ralco Builders of East Boston and Revere, he was the beloved husband of Estelle (Goodfader) and the late Annette (Huckaby); devoted father of Lisa Ruscio and her husband, Jim of Methuen, Richard Nastari and his wife, Gloria of Winthrop and Doreen Nastari of Belmont; cherished grandfather of Steven Ruscio and his wife, Orathi; dear brother of Edith Hunt of East Boston and Eleanora Olivolo of Winthrop and the late Rose DeFeo and Al, Gus and Anthony Nastari. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews.
Funeral arrangements were by the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home (Orient Heights) East Boston. Interment was at Puritan Lawn Memorial Park, W. Peabody. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Ralph’s memory to the Veteran’s Hospital c/o Voluntary Services, 200 Springfield Rd., Bedford, MA 01730. For more information www.ruggieromh.com.
A “Mom” before all else
Frances M. Loombardi, a former resident of East Boston and Chelsea, died October 8 at her daughter’s home in Dedham following a long illness in the loving care of her God and the presence of her devoted family. She was 92 years old.
Born in Fitchburg, she was raised and educated in East Boston and graduated from East Boston High School, Class of 1941. She and her family then moved to Webster Avenue in Chelsea where they lived for many years before she moved to Admiral’s Hill, Chelsea in her senior years and lived for almost 20 years. For the past seven months, she made her home with her daughter, “Terri” in Dedham. A “Mom”, before all else, she was especially devoted to her grandchildren and they to her.
She was the beloved wife of the late Ralph J. Lombardi; the cherished mother of Joseph A. Lombardi of Nahant, Robert A. Lombardi and his wife, Cheryl of West Peabody, Theresa A. “Terri” O’Sullivan and her husband, Michael J. of Dedham,
Nina F. Lentz and her husband, John R. Lentz III of Swampscott; the adored grandmother of: Joseph A. Lombardi, III of Everett, Gabrielle Lombardi of Naples, Florida, Michael Lombardi of Melrose, Lauren Lombardi of West Peabody, Michelle A. and Michael L. O’Sullivan, both of Dedham, Christopher R. Lentz of Wakefield and Michael J. Lentz of Swampscott. She was the dear sister to Mary Honkonon of So. Carolina and the late Nancy DiStasio, Michael Drago and Anna Linscott. Many nieces, nephews, grand-nieces and grand-nephews also survive her.
Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, Revere. In lieu of flowers remembrances may be made to the Italian Home for Children, 1125 Centre St., Jamaica Plain, MA 02130 or to Home for Little Wanderers, 10 GUEST ST., Brighton, MA 02135. For additional information, please visit: www.vertuccioandsmith.com.
A pillar of the East Boston community
Mary T. (Amodeo) Catino of East Boston passed away on October 29.
With Mary’s passing, East Boston has lost yet another pillar of its community. Mary’s contribution’s to her beloved East Boston will be forever remembered.
She was the beloved wife of the late Rocco; loving mother of Christy Catino and his wife, Madeline of Saugus, Edward Catino and his wife, Judy of Medford, Sally Mason of Stoneham and Denise Ployer of Billerica; dear sister of Edward Amodeo of Revere, Victor Amodeo of Chelsea and the late Joseph Amodeo. She is also survived by 11 loving grandchildren and one loving great grandson.
Funeral arrangements were by the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home (Orient Heights) East Boston. Mary was laid to rest with her husband Rocco at Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. For more information, visit: www.ruggieromh.com