Of East Boston
Nancy R. (Rosati) Zeuli of East Boston passed away on Sunday, April 10. She was 98 years old.
The cherished daughter of the late Agostino and Rosina (DiGiusto) Rosati, she was the beloved wife of the late Michael Zeuli; loving mother of Sheila Mastrangelo and her husband, Frank of Marblehead and Linda Talbott and her fiancé, Pepsi of Stoughton; adored grandmother of Adam Mastrangelo and his fiancé, Megan Pazyra and Dr. Ashley Mastrangelo, MD; caring sister of the late Rita Marzocca, Lucy DelGrosso, Felicia “Phyllis” LeSeuer, and Virgilio and Gaspar Rosati. She is also survived by many loving nieces, nephews and cousins.
Family and friends will honor Nancy’s life by gathering in Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, 262 Beach St. Revere on Thursday, April 14 from 4 to 8 p.m. and again at 10 a.m. Friday morning before leaving in procession to St. Anthony’s Church in Revere for a Funeral Mass to be celebrated in her honor at 11a.m. Entombment will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery in Everett. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Nancy’s name to the Italian Home For Children, 1125 Centre St., Boston, MA 02130. For guest book and directions www.vazzafunerals.com
Of East Boston
Jason F. Jevoli of East Boston passed away unexpectedly on April 5.
He was the loving father of Olivia and Sophia Jevoli; beloved son of Frank and Maria (Dampolo) Jevoli of East Boston, cherished fiancé of Stephanie Layou of East Bridgewater, adored grandson of Frank and Kathleen (Dobrisky) Jevoli of East Boston and the late Michael and Theresa (Marciello) Dampolo. He is also survived by many fond aunts, uncles and cousins.
Funeral arrangements were by the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home (Orient Heights) East Boston. Cremation was private. In honoring Jason and in lieu of flowers, to help in educating his twin daughters, donations may be made to Olivia and Sophia Jevoli Scholarship Act % E. Boston Savings Bank, 10 Meridian St. E. Boston 02128. For more information, visit: www.ruggieromh.com
Of East Boston, formerly of Boston’s North End
Clara (Siciliano) Capozzi of East Boston, formerly of Boston’s North End, passed away April 8. She was 89 years old.
She was the beloved wife of the late Teberio “Bay” Capozzi; cherished daughter of the late Armando and Lucy (Delliago) Siciliano; loving mother of Richard Capozzi and his wife, Debra of Saugus, Claire Capozzi of East Boston, Cheryl Capozzi of Chelsea, Gina Capozzi – Gatti and her husband, Bruno of Everett, Susan DiLorenzo and her husband, Edward of Revere, and Colette Ascolillo and her husband, Ronald of Saugus; dear sister of Edward Siciliano of Winthrop and the late Pasquale and Alfred Siciliano; adored grandmother of seven grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren. She is also survived by nieces and nephews.
Family and friends will honor Clara’s life by gathering in Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, 262 Beach Street, Revere today,Wednesday, April 13 from 4 to 8 p.m. and again Thursday morning at 9 for a service to held in our Chapel of the Resurrection at 10 a.m. Interment will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. For guest book and directions www.vazzafunerals.com
Of East Boston, formerly of Revere
Giuseppina (Giunta) Minacapilli of East Boston, formerly of Revere, passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family on Saturday, April 9.
The beloved wife of Giuseppe Minacapilli, she was the devoted mother of Marina Batres and her husband, Rene of Everett, Grace Kruse and her husband, Matthew of Melrose, Salvatore Minacapilli and his wife, Lana of East Boston and the late Jose Minacapilli; dear sister of Filippo Giunta of Marshfield, Grazia Pugliarese of Arlington, Anna Colella and Joseph Giunta, both of Revere and Antonietta Gallo of Saugus and the cherished grandmother of Samantha, Joshua, Matthew J., Brandon, Julia, Callie, Isabella, Gia, Claudia and Dante. She is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.
Family and friends will honor Giuseppina’s life by gathering today, Wednesday, April 13 from 4 to 8 p.m. in the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home, 971 Saratoga Street, (Orient Heights) East Boston and again at 8:30 a.m. on Thursday morning before leaving in procession to the Sacred Heart Church, 45 Brooks Street, East Boston for a Funeral Mass in celebration of her life at 10 a.m. For more information, visit: www,ruggieromh.com
Joseph “JP” Previte
Of Revere, formerly of East Boston
Joseph “JP” Previte of Revere, formerly of East Boston, passed away peacefully on April 6 at the age of 90.
He was the devoted father of Gloria Stack and her late husband, Paul of East Boston, Anthony Previte, Sr of Wakefield and the late Joseph P. Jr.; dear brother of the late Domenic, Peter and Andrew; adored grandfather of Anthony Jr., Shelly and Paula Stack and the late John Stack and the adored great-grandfather of five.
Family and friends honored Joseph’s life by gathering on April 10 with a service by Deacon Vincent Jim Leo in the serenity chapel at the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home, East Boston. Private cremation followed. For more information, visit: www.ruggieromh.com
Retired construction foreman; will be remembered for his kindness and big heart
Leo M. DeFreitas of Woburn, formerly of East Boston, passed away peacefully on Friday, April 1 at the Winchester Hospital following a long illness. He was 80 years old.
He was the beloved husband of Nancy M. (Cierri) DeFreitas, together sharing nearly 48 years of marriage. Born in Boston he was one of eight children of the late John and Barbara (Fernandes) DeFreitas.
Leo was raised and educated in East Boston and was a Woburn resident for almost 50 years. He worked for many years prior to his retirement as a foreman in the construction industry and was a member of the Laborer’s Union Local 22. Leo will fondly be rememberd for his kindness and his big heart.
He cherished his family and loved spending time with his many nieces and nephews. Leo was also an avid sports fan throughout his life and enjoyed traveling, vacation cruises and spending time in Ogunquit, Maine during the summer months.
In addition to his beloved wife, Nancy, Leo is survived by his sister, Julia Marie Sorrentino of East Boston and was sadly predeceased by six siblings. He is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.
Funeral arrangements were by the McLaughlin – Dello Russo Funeral Home, 60 Pleasant St., Woburn. Burial was at Calvary Cemetery, Woburn.
Veteran of two wars
Anthony L. D’Antona of Chelsea, formerly of East Boston, passed away peacefully in his daughter’s arms, with his family by his bedside, on Sunday night, April 3.
A US Marine Corps veteran of World War II and a US Army veteran of the Korean Conflict, he was a past member of Masons and Eagles.
He was the beloved husband of Mary (Ducey) D’Antona, devoted father of Anthony L., Jr. and his fiancé, Deidre Alba of Melrose, Susan A. D’Antona of Chelsea and her fiancé, Michael Marchese of Everett, William Thompson and his wife, Prudy of Georgia and Mary Elaine Brown of Tewksbury; dear brother of Robert D’Antona of Maryland and the late Joseph. Leo, Joan and Rosemarie; former father in law of Adele D’Antona DiSalvo and cherished grandfather of Michael, Lauren, Christopher, Brittany and Anthony. He is also survived by many adored great grandchildren as well as nieces and nephews.
Funeral arrangements were by the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home (Orient Heights) East Boston. Mr. D’Antona was laid to rest with military honors in the Mausoleum at Woodlawn Cemetery. In honoring Mr D’Antona and in lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Chelsea Jewish Hospice, 123 Captains Row, Chelsea.02150. For more information, visit: www.ruggieromh.com