Obituaries 09-14-2016

Debra A. Paolini

Of East Boston

Debra A. Paolini, 57, of East Boston, passed away unexpectedly on September 9, 2016 at the Mass General Hospital. Cherished daughter of Joan (Albano) Tordiglione of East Boston and the late Anthony Paolini. Loving mother of the late Toni-Marie Paolini. Dear sister of Anthony Paolini III of Revere, Denise Stella and her husband joseph of Revere, Jeffrey Paolini of Saugus, and Lisa Bodoin of Salem, MA. Also lovingly survived by many nieces and nephews. Family and friends will honor Debra’s life by gathering in Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, 262 Beach St REVERE on Tuesday, September 13 from 4PM to 8PM followed by a service in our chapel of the resurrection at 7:30PM. Committal will be private. In lieu of Flowers, remembrances may be made in Toni- Marie Paolini’s name to Aplastic Anemia 100 Park Avenue, Suite 108 Rockville, MD 20850. Late employee of Hudson News Logan Airport and Winthrop High School Class of 1977. For guest book and directions

Anthony Gomez

Long time cab driver; beloved friend and comedian

Anthony S. Gomez of Billerica, formerly of East Boston, passed away on September 2.

Anthony grew up in East Boston and worked as a cab driver for many years. He was a beloved friend and comedian to all.

He was the beloved son of Anthony Gomez and the late Josephine (Milia) Gomez; loving brother of Annette Howe and her husband, David of Billerica and Yvonne Gomez of British Colombia, Canada. He is also survived by his nieces: Cara, Jacqueline and Brittany Howe and great nephews, Lucas and Jacob.

Family and friends will honor Anthony’s life by gathering on Saturday, September 17 from 12 to 3 p.m. at the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home, 971 Saratoga St., (Orient Heights) East Boston. Funeral services will be celebrated for Anthony beginning at 2:45 p.m. in Our Serenity Chapel. Funeral home is handicapped accessible. Courtesy valet parking at the front entrance. Ample off street parking with attendants in our parking lots. For more information:

Albano “Barno” Tassinari

Proprietor of Barno’s TV’s, a man who could fix anything

Family and friends are invited to attend a Memorial Visitation on Saturday, September 17 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Vertuccio and Smith Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Route 107), Revere for Albano C. “Barno” Tassinari who died at the Eastpointe Nursing Care Center in Chelsea on Monday, September 5 following a brief illness. He was in his 98th year.

Born and raised in East Boston, he attended Boston Public Schools and enlisted in the U.S. Army in January of 1941 to bravely and proudly serve his country during World War II. He served as part of the 82nd Airborne Paratroopers and was honorably discharged in August of 1945 after his valiant service.

Barno was a man who could fix anything, but specialized in television repair. He became known to many people in East Boston and surrounding areas as “Barno’s TV.”

He was a proud father, loving grandfather and dedicated brother. His grandchildren were something he treasured greatly. He always had a great disposition and wonderful sense of humor and he loved to make people laugh.

He was the loving father of John Tassinari, James J. Tassinari and his wife, Linda, all of Peabody and the late Sharon Tirrell; cherished grandfather of Nikki L. Veytsman and her husband, Alex of California, Michael J. Tassinari and his wife, Maggie and James A. Tassinari, all of Peabody; former husband of the late Mary (Christoforo) Tassinari and the late Dorothy (Mahoney) Tassinari and beloved brother of Antenorie Tassinari of Melrose, Giaconda Smart of Arlington, Gloria Overton and Tosca Tassinari, both of East Boston and the late Massimilliano “Max” Tassinari.   He is also lovingly survived by many loving nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews. He was the dear friend of the late Phyllis Erickson.

Immediately following the visitation, a funeral service will be conducted in the funeral home. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to New England Shelter for Homeless Veterans P.O. Box 845257, Boston, MA 02284-5257. For additional information, please visit


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