Of East Boston
Frank A. Durante of East Boston passed away on September 26. He was 89 years old.
The cherished son of the late Joseph and Elizabeth (Doria) Durante, he was the loving brother of Marie Gulla of Florida and her late husband, Frank Gulla, Joseph Durante and his wife, Janice of Saugus and the late Clara Cino and Salvatore Durante and his wife, Evelyn. Frank is also survived by his brother-in-law, William Cino and by many loving nieces, nephews and cousins.
Family and friends will honor Frank’s life by gathering in Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, 262 Beach St. Revere on Thursday, September 29 from 4 to 8 p.m. and again at 830 a.m. Friday before leaving in procession to Sacred Heart Church in East Boston for a Funeral Mass to be celebrated in his honor at 10 a.m. Interment will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery in Everett. For guest book and directions: www.vazzafunerals.com
Of Revere, formerly of East Boston
Elizabeth (Schipani) McCarthy of Revere, formerly of East Boston, passed away on September 18. She was 86 years old.
The beloved wife of the late Frederick McCarthy, she was the loving mother of Joseph McCarthy of Revere, dear sister of Marie Borowski and her husband, Bruce of Florida and Leonora Schipani of Revere and the late Theresa Grifoni, Anthony, Thomas Jr, Robert and Donald Schipani; cherished grandmother of Frederick McCarthy of Florida, Joseph McCarthy Jr. of Revere and the late Shavonne McCarthy and adored great –grandmother of Frederick McCarthy Jr. of Florida. She is also lovingly survived by many nieces and nephews.
Funeral arrangements were by Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, Revere. Interment was in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. For guest book: www.vazzafunerals.com
Longtime ILGWA member
Maria (Di Bella) Cucchiara of East Boston, formerly of Sicily, passed away peacefully on September 21.
A member of the International Ladies Garment Workers Association (ILGWA) for over 55 years, she was the beloved wife of the late Girolamo Cucchiara; devoted mother of Peter J. Cucchiara Di Bella of East Boston; dear sister of Costanza Cordio of Revere. Paolina Caradonna, Francesco Di Bella, and Pietro Di Bella, all of Italy, and the late Paolo Di Bella. She is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.
Funeral arrangements were by the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home, (Orient Heights) East Boston. In honoring Maria’s life and in lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Don Orione Nursing Home, 111 Orient Avenue, East Boston, MA 02128. For more information, please visit www.ruggieromh.com.
Gerardo “Jerry” Luongo
Of East Boston
Gerardo “Jerry” Luongo of East Boston passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on September 22.
The beloved husband of over 66 years to Anna (D’Apice) Luongo, he was the devoted father of Gail Marrotta and her husband, Richard of Reading, Donna Rich and her husband, Steven, Denise Baglio and her husband, Jack, all of East Boston; dear brother of the late Pat Luongo, Lillian Scarpa, Kate Abbattesa, Connie Ricci, Viera Pagliuca, Frances Terizzi and Jean Malvone; cherished brother in law of Tina Luongo; cherished grandfather of Brian, Lauren, Jordan and Stephen Rich and adored great grandfather of Sadie James Rich. He is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.
Funeral arrangements were by the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home, 971Saratoga St. (Orient Heights) East Boston. Jerry was laid to rest in Puritan Lawn Memorial Park in Peabody. In honoring Jerry’s life and in lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to CJNH, 17 Layfayette St., Chelsea 02150. For more information, visit: www.ruggieromh.com
Of East Boston, formerly of the North End
Paul N. Cipoletta of East Boston, formerly of the North End of Boston, passed away peacefully on Sunday, September 18.
He was the father of Michael and Paul Coyne; son of the late Anthony and Jennie (Fimiani) Cipoletta; brother of Anthony and his wife, Barbara, Gracie, Joseph and his wife, Denise, Gerald Cipoletta, and Marie DiMichael and her husband, Joseph. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews.
Family and friends are respectfully invited to a celebration of Paul’s life on Saturday, October 1 at 10 a.m. in Saint Anthony’s Church, Revere Street, Revere. In honor of Paul’s life, memorial donations may be made in his memory to the Center for Childhood Liver Disease, Care of Boston Children’s Hospital, Attention Doctor Maureen Jonas. Arrangements with the personal care of the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home, 971 Saratoga Street, (Orient Heights) East Boston (617)-569-0990. For more information, please visit www.ruggieromh.com.
Of East Boston
Richard A. Gradozzi of East Boston passed away September 25. He was 69 years old.
A US Marine Corps Vietnam veteran, he was the cherished son of the late Robert and Carmen (Acone) Gradozzi; loving father of Kim Cook and her husband, Tom and Diana Doherty, all of New Hampshire; dear brother of Robert Gradozzi, Donna Ascolillo and Ralph Gradozzi, all of East Boston, Ronald Gradozzi of Arizona, Diane Gradozzi of East Boston and Roy Gradozzi of Lynn; cherished grandfather of Philip, Chris, and Alissa Russano, Jacob Cook, Mark Doherty Jr. and Keira Doherty. He is also lovingly survived by many nieces and nephews.
Family and friends will honor Richard’s life by gathering in Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, 262 Beach St. Revere today, Wednesday, September 28 from 4 to 8 p.m. and again Thursday morning at 10 a.m. for a service to be held in our chapel of the resurrection at 11 a.m. Interment will follow in Winthrop Cemetery (Belle Isle Section). For guest book and directions: www.vazzfunerals.com