Obituaries 12-23-2015

Diana Russo

Of Revere, formerly of Chelsea

Diana (Cardone) Russo of Revere, formerly of Chelsea, died on December 20.

Born and raised in Chelsea and a long time member of St. Anthony’s Ladies Sodality, she was the daughter of the late Vito and Vilma (Rizzo) Cardone,  the beloved wife of the late Thomas A.; devoted mother of Nancy Ramey and Kathy Ramey, both of Revere, dear sister of Betty Addivinolo of East Boston, Margie Mamur of Revere and Lawrence Cardone of Chelsea. . She is also survived by one loving granddaughter, Nicole McCloy and her husband, Josh; two great grandchildren, Charlotte and Cooper and by many nieces and nephews.

Her Funeral will be held from the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, 128 Revere St., Revere, today, Wednesday, December 23 at 9 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St Anthony’s Church at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends are kindly invited. Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery. For guest book, please visit

William ‘Billy’ Ralph Battista

Of East Boston

William “Billy” Ralph Battista of East Boston passed away on  December 16.  He was 86 years old.

The cherished son of the late Ralph and Carmella (D’Allasandro) Battista, he was the beloved husband of the late Yvonne (Corso) Battista; loving father of Sandra DiNush and her husband, Joseph and the late Corinne Galante (who is survived by her husband, Steven Galante); adored grandfather of Steven Galante and Derek, Sherri and Shana DiNush; great-grandfather of Tyler, Talia and Kali and caring brother of the late Sammy and Freddy Battista.  He is also survived by many loving nieces, nephews and cousins.

A Funeral Mass was celebrated in his honor at St. Anthony’s Church, Revere. Interment was at Holy Cross Cemetery in Malden.  For guestbook and directions:

Eleanor Jones

Of East Boston

Eleanor A. (Raymond) Jones of East Boston died peacefully on December 15.

She was the beloved wife of the late Robert J., devoted mother of Sharon Jones and her partner, Michelle Dorrough and Stephen Jones and his husband, Charles Clark of East Boston; dear sister of John Raymond and the late Josephine Macauley. She is also survived by her cherished nieces, nephews and friends.

Funeral arrangements were by the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home (Orient Heights) East Boston.  In honoring Eleanor and in lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to: Courtyard Nursing Care Center, 200 Governors Avenue, Medford 02155, Attn: Resident Council. Eleanor was laid to rest with her beloved husband in Puritan Lawn Memorial Park. May they rest in peace.  For more information, visit:

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