Active volunteer at Grace Ministries Church community and New England Hemophilia Assoc.
Matthew A. Vieira of Revere, formerly of East Boston, passed away peacefully March 3 at Brigham & Women’s Hospital in Boston with his family by his side following complications from surgery. He was 81 years old.
He was born on March 26, 1934 in East Boston, son of the late Matthew and Mary (McGowan) Vieira. Matthew was raised and educated in East Boston at St. Mary’s Star of the Sea School and East Boston High School. He was employed by Dave’s Motors and FedEx before his retirement in 1998. Matthew was a proud member of Teamster’s Local 25 (retired). During retirement, Matthew enjoyed both working and volunteering at the Revere DPW. Matthew enjoyed the outdoors. Being a resident of Revere, he spent much time on Revere Beach. Although he did not like the water, he enjoyed the many activities with his family there. Dinners at Nick’s, concerts and movies on the beach, Sand Castle Festivals, and Marissa’s favorite ice cream at the Twist and Shake. Matt was a huge Boston sports fan and enjoyed watching all kinds of events. But most of all, Matt enjoyed spending time with his family.
Matthew was a volunteer at Grace Ministries Church in Saugus where he helped collect and distribute supplies for the Food Pantry. He attended many church functions and was an active member of the church community. Matthew was also an active member of the New England Hemophilia Association to help raise awareness of hemophilia. Being a hemophiliac himself, NEHA held a special place in his heart.
One of his favorite activities was attending Family Camp each summer. He would drive the golf cart otherwise known as the snack cart. He enjoyed campers’ smiling faces and found comfort knowing he was a role model in helping families learn about how to live with hemophilia.
Matthew is survived by his beloved wife of 47 years, Eleanor (Wilson); his son, David Vieira and his wife, Kathi of Medford, his daughter, Dawnmarie Reardon and her husband, Sean of Lawrence, his son, Michael Vieira and his wife, Jessica of McKinney, TX; his sisters, Jane Vieira and Mary Olivolo of East Boston, several nieces and nephews. Matthew was blessed with seven grandchildren – Victoria, Britnee and Dean Vieira of Medford, Marissa Reardon of Lawrence, Madisyn Vieira of Saugus, and Matthew and Emily Vieira of McKinney, TX.
A Celebration of life service and reception will be held at Grace Ministries 101 Main St, Saugus, on Sunday April 10 at 3 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the New England Hemophilia Association to support Family Camp at http://newenglandhemophilia.org/matthew-vieira-scholarship.html or by mail to Matthew Vieira Camp Scholarship c/o New England Hemophilia Association 347 Washington St, Suite 402, Dedham, MA 02026. For guest book please visit www.Buonfiglio.com.
Nicholas P. Coviello of Boston passed away unexpectedly on March 6.
He was the beloved son of Nicholas and Laura (Henderson) Coviello of Boston; dear brother of Debbie (Coviello) Barker, and Sandra Colantonio and her husband, Mark, all of East Boston; dearest uncle of Amanda Barker-Santiago, Laura and Jaclyn Pari and Alichia and Christopher Colantonio .
Nicholas is also survived by many great nieces and nephews as well as aunts and uncles.
Family and friends will honor Nicholas‘ life by gathering today, Wednesday, March 9, from 4 to 8 p.m. in the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home, 971 Saratoga St. (Orient Heights) East Boston and again on Thursday at 9:30 a.m. for a funeral service in our Serenity Chapel in celebration of Nicholas’ life at 10 a.m. Cremation will be private following the service. For more information: www.ruggieromh.com.
Of East Boston
William N. Meloni passed away peacefully on March 6.
He was the loving son of the late Dr. Charles and Mary (Repetti) Meloni; dear brother of the late Dr. Charles R. Meloni and Richard F. Meloni; devoted father of William N. Meloni and Maria E. Meloni; loving and beloved companion of Maxine Teixeira. Mr. Meloni, who is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews, was also known by his seven grandchildren as “Papa Bill.”
Family and friends will honor William’s life by gathering in the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home, 971 Saratoga St. (Orient Heights) East Boston on Friday, March 11 from 4 to 8 p.m.and again at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday before leaving in procession to St Joseph St Lazarus Church, East Boston for a Funeral Mass in celebration of William’s life at 10 a.m. Services will conclude with William being laid to rest in St. Michael’s Cemetery, Boston. In honoring William’s memory, memorial donations may be made to American Cancer Society, 9 Riverside Road, Weston MA 02493: Attention: Lung Association. For complimentary transportation to the funeral home please call 617-569-0990. For more information, please visit: www.ruggieromh.com.
Sebastian ‘Sonny’ Paci
Retired insurance underwriter
Sebastian “Sonny” Paci of Beachview Street, East Boston passed away at the Hanover Hill Nursing Home in Manchester, New Hampshire on March 8,. He was 86 years old.
Born in Boston, the beloved son of the late Lucy (Foti) and Victor Paci, he was a resident of the West End, East Boston and Woburn and a US Army veteran of the Korean War. After his honorable discharge, he attended Boston College and was a very active alumni over the years. Prior to his retirement, he was employed as an insurance underwriter for many years.
As well as being known as “Sonny,” he was also known as “Doc” and “Jim” to his family and friends.
He was the devoted husband of the late Eleanor P. (Timbone) and the dear brother of Joseph Paci of New Orleans and the late Verna Tallini. He is also survived by many loving nieces, nephews and cousins.
Family and friends are cordially invited to attend the visitation from the Ernest P. Caggiano and Son-O’Maley Funeral Home, Winthrop on Friday, March 11 from 4 to 8 p.m. The funeral will be conducted from the funeral home on Saturday, March 12, at 11 a.m. followed by a funeral mass in St. John the Evangelist Church, 320 Winthrop St., Winthrop at 12 noon. Interment will follow the mass in the Cross Street section of Winthrop Cemetery.
For directions or to sign the online guestbook go to www.caggianofuneralhome.com.
Of East Boston
Manuel F. Goncalves passed away peacefully on March 7 in his home surrounded by his loving family.
He was the devoted father of Bernardo Gonsalves and Raoul Goncalves, both of East Boston, Angela Goncalves of Natick, Neusa Goncalves-Lite and her husband, Patrick of Milton and Isabel Goncalves-Fury and her husband, Keith of New Jersey. Manuel is survived by four brothers and one sister. He had one late brother. He is also survived by nineteen grandchildren, three great-children and by many nieces and nephews.
Family and friends will honor Manuel’s life by gathering on Thursday, March 10 from 4 to 8 p.m. in the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home, 971 Saratoga St. (Orient Heights) East Boston and again on Friday morning at 9:30 before leaving in procession to Sacred Heart Church, East Boston for a Funeral Mass in celebration of Manuel’s life at 11 a.m. Services will conclude with Manuel being laid to rest in Holy Cross Cemetery. For complimentary transportation to the funeral home, please call 617-569-0990. For more information please visit www.ruggieromh.com
Of East Boston
Richard V. Recupero of East Boston died on March 5.
He was the beloved husband of 27 years of Frances M. (LaCava) Recupero; father of Eilene Andrew of Wilmington, Richard of Virginia, Daniel of Japan and Alexander Recupero of Texas and step-father of Thomas Bradford of Germany and Christopher Bradford of Malden; brother of Frank and his wife, Jesse of Saugus, Laura Mansfield of East Boston, Josephine Henry and her husband, Robert of Carver and the late Paul J., Robert M. and his surviving wife, Carole of Peabody, Joseph and his late wife, Ruth Recupero; grandfather of Richie, Samuel, Max, Jaden, James, Liam, Richard and Christopher. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews.
His Funeral Service will be held in the Magrath Funeral Home, 325 Chelsea St [at Day Sq] East Boston today, Wednesday, March 9 at 7:30 p.m. Visiting hours commencing at 4 p.m. Relatives and friends are invited. In lieu of flowers, donations in Richard’s memory to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society (NationalMSSociety.org) would be appreciated. For additional information visit: MagrathFuneralHome.com.