Obituaries 11-18-2015

Antonietta Ciampa

Of Revere, formerly of East Boston

Antonietta (Ciampa) Ciampa of Revere, formerly of East Boston, passed away on November 12.

She was the beloved wife of the late Gennaro Ciampa; loving mother of Teresa Leggiero and Carmine Ciampa and his wife, Tina of Revere, Anthony Ciampa and his wife, Ann Marie of California, Immacolata Forziati and her husband, Jack of Saugus and John Ciampa and his wife, Sherri of Danvers; dear sister of Teresa Martignetti and Carmine Ciampa of Italy and the late Felice and Rose. She is also survived by three grandchildren:  Stefanie, Serina and Michael as well as four great grandchildren: Ellie, Marlo, Addison and Jayden. Funeral arrangements were by the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home (Orient Heights) East Boston. Entombment was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. In lieu of flowers, donations in Antonietta’s memory may be made to the Home for Little Wanderers, 10 Guest St.,  Boston, MA 02135.  For more information:

Richard Matranga

Of East Boston

Richard J. Matranga of East Boston died unexpectedly on November 5. He was in his 53rd year.

The loving companion of April Vitello, he was the devoted father of Richard and Emily Vitello, all of East Boston; dear brother of John Matranga of Maine, formerly of East Boston, Lee Ann and Michael Matranga, both of East Boston, Kim Swan of Revere, Robert Matranga of Rhode Island and Robin Matranga of East Boston. He is also survived by his cherished granddaughter, Gianna Marie Vitello and  many adored nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Ruggiero Family Memorial, (Orient Heights) East Boston.  For more information, visit:

Frank Appignani

Of East Boston

Frank Appignani of East Boston passed away on November 9. He was the beloved husband of Lucy (Paulicelli) Appignani, loving father of Frank Appignani of Danvers, Michael Appignani of East Boston, John Appignani and his wife, Margaret of Malden and Rosemary Greenberg and her husband, Kenneth of Middleton; dear brother of Christine Appignani of East Boston and Edith Morelli of Florida and is also survived by five loving grandchildren: Dawson, Christina, John, Nicholas and Sophia.

Funeral arrangements were by the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home  (Orient Heights) East Boston. Interment was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. For more information:

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