Obituaries 06-22-2016

Anthony Pacitta

Lifelong East Boston resident

Anthony Pacitta, a lifelong resident of East Boston, passed away peacefully at the Don Orione Home. He was 81 years old.

He was the son the late Anthony and Louise Pacitta; devoted father of Debbie; loving brother to Robert and his wife, Kathy Pacitta; uncle to Craig and Tammy and great uncle to Jaden and Jared.

Carol Manzo-Pelosi

Giving person and organ donor

Carol A. Manzo-Pelosi of Cape Coral passed away June 11 in Ft. Myers, FL.  She was born December 25, 1956 in East Boston and was 59 years old.

Carol was a giving person.  In her passing, Carol was an organ donor and saved three lives with the help of Life Link.

She is survived by her daughter, Joelle Cohen; her husband, Bill; mother, Patricia Manzo and her sister, Lisa Manzo.

Carol will be greatly missed with her upbeat bubbly personality.

“God Bless Christmas Carol”

A Celebration of Carol’s life will be held at 9 a.m. Monday, June 27 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, 1015 Shirley Street, Winthrop, MA 02152.

Friends are invited to send condolences via the on-line guest book which can be found at Mullins Memorial Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Cape Coral is entrusted with final care.

Norma Rivers

Of East Boston

Norma J. (Dunne) Rivers died in East Boston on June 15.

She was the beloved mother of Raymond Rivers and his wife, Sue of East Boston and the late Michelle Whitten; sister of Lillian Misiaszek of New Hampshire and W. Stephen Dunne of East Boston; grandmother of Ralphie, Christina, Matthew, Erin and Nicholas and great-grandmother of Mia Rose.

Memorial Services were held in the Magrath Funeral Home, East Boston. In lieu of flowers, donations in Norma’s memory to Lewis Mall Elder Day Care, 225 Sumner St., East Boston 02128 would be appreciated. For additional information, visit:

Antonietta Zanelli

Of Winthrop, formerly of East Boston

Antonietta (Ruggiero) Zanelli of Winthrop, formerly of East Boston, died peacefully surrounded by her loving family on June 19.

The beloved wife of over 52 years to Ageo Zanelli, she was the devoted mother of Andrea  Zanelli of Swampscott and Roberto Zanelli of Winthrop; dear sister of  Antonio Ruggiero of Revere, Gilda Dorsi of Italy and Giuseppe Ruggiero of Revere; cherished grandmother of Jessica, Isabella, Gabriella, Daniella and Luca and is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.

 Family and friends will honor Mrs. Zanelli’s life by gathering today, Wednesday, June 22 from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home (Orient Heights) East Boston and again on Thursday morning at 8:30 a.m. before leaving in procession to Sacred Heart Church, East Boston for a Funeral Mass in celebration of her life at 10 a.m. Services will conclude with Mrs. Zanelli being laid to rest in Winthrop Cemetery. The Zanelli family would like to give special thanks to the staff of the Don Orione Nursing Home for the tremendous care given to their mother.

For complimentary transportation to the funeral home, please call 617 569 0990.  For more information, visit:

Josephine Deeran

Of East Boston

Josephine A. (Sarro) Deeran died suddenly in East Boston on June 15.

She was the beloved wife of the late Sarkis K. Deerran; mother of Maureen Nolan, Joanne Panzini and the late Jasper Deeran; sister of the late Mary Domegan, Carmen and George Sarro; grandmother of eight and great grandmother of 13. She also leaves many nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Magrath Funeral Home, East Boston. Interment was at Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. For additional information, visit:

Pasquale ‘Pat’ Esposito

Of East Boston, formerly of Waltham

Pasquale “Pat” Esposito of East Boston, formerly of Waltham, passed away peacefully on June 15.

The beloved husband of Gelsomina (D’Arcangelo) Esposito, he was the devoted father of Anthony Esposito of Waltham, Elisa Reynolds and her husband, Gary of Burlington and Francesco Esposito of East Boston; dear brother of Vittorio Esposito of England, Assunta DeCristoforo, Italia Esposito, Concetta Picillo, Lidia Porcelli and Elena Battista, all of Italy, and the late Armando Esposito and the cherished grandfather of Samantha and Valerie. He is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangement were by the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home (Orient Heights) East Boston.  Mr. Esposito was laid to rest at Woodlawn Cemetery.  For more information,  please visit:

Richard ‘Rick’ Ingersoll

Boston Police Department retiree

Richard S. “Rick” Ingersoll, BPD. RET., of Winthrop formerly of Saugus and East Boston, died unexpectedly on June 19.

A member of the Boston Police Association, he was the beloved husband of over 39 years of Vivian (Malacaso); devoted father of  Lisa Domenico of Winthrop, Richard Ceruolo of Maryland, David Ceruolo of Saugus, Lori Calla and her husband, Glen of Winthrop; cherished  brother of William Ingersoll and his wife, Mary “Sherry” of Randolph, Lynne Grasso and her husband, Michael of Revere; dear brother in law of Meghan Ewell and her husband, Ron of Kentucky, Stephen Ciulla of Saugus, Christine Rawston and her husband, Bob of Wenham and the late Jay Malacaso. He is also  survived by eight loving grandchildren and by many cherished nieces and nephews.

Family and friends will honor Richard’s life by gathering in the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home, Orient Heights, East Boston on Thursday, June 23 from 4 to 8 p.m. and again on Friday morning at 8:30 a.m. before leaving in procession to St John the Evangelist Church, Winthrop for a Funeral Mass in celebration of his life at 10  a.m.Services will conclude with Richard being laid to rest in Puritan Lawn Memorial Park, Peabody. For complimentary transportation to and from the funeral home , please call 617 569 0990. For more information, visit:

Gerardo “Jerry” Leone

Proud of his Italian heritage and thankful to be in America

Gerardo “Jerry” Leone passed away on June 13 at Massachusetts General Hospital following a long Illness. He was 76 years old.

Born and raised in San Nicola Baronia Province of Avellino. Jerry was also educated in Avellino. As a young man in his early twenties, he began his journey to America. He immediately went to work as a meat cutter in the meat packing district of Boston and settled in East Boston, where he and his wife, Rosa began their life together and started their family.

Jerry was of proud of his Italian Heritage and was thankful to be in America which he demonstrated with his great work ethic and love for his family. He also could be found working in the garden at his home, growing a variety of fruits and vegetables.

He was the beloved husband of Doan Le of East Boston and the former husband of 35 years of the late Rosa G. (Gerardi) Leone; cherished father of Alfonso Leone and his wife, Lisa of East Boston and Roseanne D’Alleva and her husband, Ralph L. of Wakefield, the loving grandfather of Giana and Philip D’Alleva of Wakefield and dear brother of five siblings. He is also lovingly survived by several nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, Revere. Entombment was in Holy Cross Community Mausoleum, Malden. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to: The Jimmy Fund, P.O. Box 849168, Boston, MA 02284-1968. For additional information, please visit

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