James ‘Junior’ Arinella
James “Junior” Arinella of Everett, formerly of East Boston, passed away on April 2.
The beloved husband of the late Eleanor (Burke) Arinella, he was the cherished son of the late James and Ann (Ferrara) Arinella; brother of the late Clara Ferullo, Mary Zollo, Mildred Quatucci, Edward, Michael, John and Louis Arinella and is also lovingly, survived by many nieces and nephews.
Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, Revere. Interment was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. For guest book: www.vazzafunerals.com
Retired finish painter and member of the Orient Heights Civic Club
James Baldwin of Point of Pines, Revere, formerly of Orient Heights and England died at Boston’s Massachusetts General Hospital following a brief illness on March 3. He was 93 years old.
Born and raised in London, England, Mr. Baldwin and his late wife, May Lillian (Houghton) Baldwin and their daughter, Christina J. Baldwin, made their way to the United States in 1952, first settling in New Jersey and then coming to live in East Boston in 1955. They remained in East Boston for 30 years before moving to Point of Pines in 1985.
All of Mr. Baldwin’s working career was spent as a finish painter with several local contractors. He was a long standing member of the Orient Heights Civic Club in East Boston, a favorite place for him to visit after retirement where he had many friends and associates.
He was the husband of the late May Lillian (Houghton) Badwin who passed on October 27, 2008 and the cherished and devoted father of Christine J. Baldwin of Point of Pines, Revere; the dear brother of Beaty Reilly and Bertie Baldwin, both of London, England and is also lovingly survived by several nieces nephews, grand nieces and grand nephews both in England and the USA.
Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, Revere. Interment private. For additional information, please visit: www.vertuccioandsmith.com
Stephen M. Paulson of Revere died unexpectedly on April 1 at the age of 55.
He was the loving son of Rose Marie (Chiarella) and the late Kevin Paulson of Revere; beloved husband of Nancy (Norman) Paulson; devoted father of Angela Norman, Michelle and Carolyn Paulson, all of Revere; cherished brother of Donna LoConte and her husband, Joseph of East Boston and the late Kenneth Paulson; dear son-in-law of Caroline and the late Albert Norman of Revere; adored uncle of Frankie and Kristina LoConte, Ivy and Al Norman and Daniel Fecteau. He is also survived by many fond aunts, uncles and cousins.
Family and friends will honor Stephen’s life by gathering today, Wednesday, April 6 from 4 to 8 p.m. in the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home, 971 Saratoga St. (Orient Heights)East Boston and again at 8:30 on Thursday morning before leaving in procession to the Immaculate Conception Church, Revere for a Funeral Mass in celebration of Stephen’s life at 10 a.m. A private cremation will follow. For complimentary transportation to the funeral home please call 617 569 0990. For more information, www.ruggieromh.com
Of East Boston
Carmela J. (Cavaliere) Masucci of East Boston passed away peacefully on Easter Sunday, March 27.
She was the beloved wife of the late Richard J Masucci; devoted mother of Ann Masucci Beiser and her husband, Stephen of East Boston, Richard E. Masucci and his wife, Kathleen of Winthrop and Elizabeth Masucci of East Boston and Swampscott; dear sister of Elizabeth Shaw of Winchester, Florence Cavaliere of Peabody, Eleanor Cavaliere of East Boston and the late Mary Cavaliere, Anna Kassay and Joseph Cavaliere; cherished grandmother to Erik Beiser, Richard Masucci and his wife, Amalie, Ryan Masucci, Elizabeth Beiser and Matthew Masucci. He is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.
Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home, Orient Heights, East Boston. Services concluded with Carmela being laid to rest with her beloved husband, Richard in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. May they both rest in peace. In honor of Carmela’s life, memorial donations may be made to either FRAXA (Fragile X Research Foundation), 45 Pleasant Street, Newburyport MA 01950, or the Lupus Foundation, 40 Speen Street, #101, Framingham MA 01701.For more information, visit: www.ruggieromh.com
Of East Boston
Iolanda (Iebba) Altimari of East Boston passed away on April 3 surrounded by her loving family.
She was the beloved mother of Annamaria Altimari of East Boston, Luigi “Gino” Altimari of Attleboro, Olga Altimari-Che and her husband, Phi of Middleton, Antonio Altimari of Saugus, Netta Altimari-Mello and her husband, David of Concord and the late Rita Altimari; dear sister of Maria DeVenezia of Saugus and is also survived by eight loving grandchildren.
Her Funeral wiill be from the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home, 971 Saratoga St. (Orient Heights) East Boston on Saturday, April 9 at 9 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass to be celebrated in Iolanda’s memory at 10 a.m. in the Most Holy Redeemer Church, 72 Maverick St. ,East Boston . Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend. Visiting hours will be Friday April 8 from 4 to 8 p.m.. Interment will be in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. For complimentary transportation to the funeral home please call 617-569-0990. For more information: www.ruggieromh.com
Letteria “Lea” Colangelo
Of East Boston
Letteria “Lea” (Polsonetti) Colangelo of East Boston passed away on March 23 surrounded by her loving family.
She was the beloved wife of the late Alfred Colangelo; cherished mother of Carmella “Dutchy” Pappo and her husband, Carl of Melrose and Leonard “Lenny” Colangelo of Salem; dear sister of Anthony Polsonetti, Dolores Miller, Norma Falanga and the late Augustino “Hot Gus,” Milio, Geno, Frank “Dutchie” and Salvy Polsonetti; loving grandmother of Carl Pappo, Jr. and his wife, Amy, Mark Pappo and Jennifer Killeen, Alfred Pappo and his wife, Erin, Elizabeth Howell and her husband, Matt and Tristan Colangelo and his wife, Anita. She is also lovingly survived by her great grand children: John, Jake, Megan and Dominick Pappo, Malcolm, Ivy and Duncan Howell and Beatrice Colangelo.
Funeral arrangements were by the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home (Orient Heights) East Boston. Interment was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. In lieu of flowers, donations in Lea’s memory may be made to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation, 60 East 56th Street, 8th floor, N.Y., N.Y. 10022 or toll free at 1-866-FIND- A-CURE. For more information, visit: www.ruggieromh.com
Of East Boston, formerly of the North End
Rose M. (Romano) Visconti of East Boston, formerly of the North End of Boston, passed away peacefully with her loving family by her bedside on Monday night, March 28.
She was the beloved wife of the late Angelo Visconti; devoted mother of Pamela Congley and her husband, Glen of East Boston and RoseAnn Visconti Furbush and her husband, Douglas of Sherborn; dear sister of the late Anne Aiello, Theresa LoRe, John “Blondie” Romano, Joseph Romano, Josephine Del Sordo, Felice “Phil” Romano, and Peter Romano; cherished grandmother of Jeffrey Accaputo, Toni Accaputo-McCormack, Angela Furbush and Carly Furbush; adored great grandmother of Miranda, Matthew, Megan Accaputo, and Brady and Bella McCormac. She is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.
Funeral arrangements were by the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home, (Orient Heights) East Boston. Rose was laid to rest in Woodlawn Cemetery with her beloved husband, Angelo. May they both rest in peace. For more information, visit: www.ruggieromh.com.