Pioneer female supervisor at South Postal Annex, Boston
Helen V. (Faldetta) Carino of Everett, formerly of East Boston, passed in the presence of her God and her family at her home following a long illness on Saturday, November 19. She was 96 years old.
Born in Fall River, Mrs. Carino came to live in East Boston as a little girl and remained here until moving to Everett in 1987. She was an honor roll student for all of her elementary and high school years and was a 1937 graduate of East Boston High School.
After the untimely and traumatic death of her beloved husband, Walter L. Carino on April 9, 1957, Helen was faced with the sole responsibility of raising two very young children. A strong willed and courageous woman who was stately, attractive and fiercely intelligent, she entered the work force in 1955 and began to climb the totally male populated US Postal Service at the South Postal Annex in Boston. Helen persevered among many obstacles, studying, taking exams and always maintaining a positive demeanor. Her ‘pioneering” stance took hold and she rose in position until the pinnacle was hers and she became the only female supervisor in Area Logististics until that time. She retired in 1986 after almost 30 years of service. Helen was a member of the Everett Garden Club and the Everett Seniors Arts and Crafts Association.
She was the cherished mother of Walter L. Carino, Jr. of Everett and his wife, Dr. Dorothy A. Carino, PhD, LCMHC, PLLC of Brookline, New Hampshire and Debra A. Walker and her husband, George F. Walker of Everett and the adored grandmother of Tara E. DiFelice and her husband, Steven of West Peabody. She is also survived by her great granddaughter, Laurena M. DiFelice and by many nieces, nephews, grand nieces and grand nephews. She is the last of her family and the endeared sister to the late John and Frank Faldetta, Mary DiMaio and Emily Sullivan.
Visiting hours will be held today, Tuesday, November 23 from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway, (Route 107) Revere. Her funeral will be conducted from the funeral home on Wednesday, November 23 at 9 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Anthony of Padua Church, 46 Oakes St., Everett at 10 a.m. Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the: American Heart Association/American Stroke Association, P.O. Box 417005, Boston, MA 02241-7005. For additional information, visit: www.vertuccioandsmith.com.
Boston Police Department retiree
Ralph J. Luongo, BPD retiree of Hypoluxo, Florida, formerly of East Boston, died unexpectedly on November 17.
A US Marine veteran, he was a member of the Retired Police Association and the American Legion.
He was the beloved husband for more than 28 years to Carol (Lawson) Luongo; devoted father of Kerri Luongo of East Boston and Kristine Tammaro and her husband, Claudio of Ohio; dear brother of Christine Luongo and her husband, Dennis Currier, Peggy Redden and her husband, Dan, all of New Hampshire and cherished grandfather of Claudia and Nicolas Tammaro of Ohio, Cole O’Brien-Luongo and Madden O›Brien-Luongo, both of East Boston.
Family and friends will honor Ralph’s life by gathering at Ruggiero Family Memorial Home, 971 Saratoga St. (Orient Heights) East Boston today, Tuesday, November 22 from 4 to 8 p.m. and again on Wednesday morning, November 23 at 8:30 a.m. before leaving in procession to St. Joseph St. Lazarus Church, East Boston for a Funeral Mass celebrating Ralph’s life. Services will conclude with Ralph being laid to rest in Woodlawn Cemetery. In honoring Ralph’s life and in lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Boston Police Benevolent Society, 434 Hyde Park Avenue, Roslindale, 02131.For complimentary transportation to the funeral home, please call 617 569 0990. For more information, please visit: www.ruggieromh.com.
Of the North End
Pasquale Pennacchio of Boston’s North End passed away on November 16.
Pasquale served his country admirably as a US Army veteran of World War II.
He was the dear brother of Frank, Anthony and Ralph Pennacchio, Angelina Brennan, Camille Klein, Marie Ferrantino and the late Joseph, Vito and Florence; cherished companion of Joan Tiffany and her daughter, Cindy Cole and family; adored uncle of Tracey DiFronzo and her husband, Richard and is also survived by many other nieces and nephews.
Family and friends will honor Pasquale’s life by attending a Funeral Mass in celebration of his life today, Tuesday November 22 at St. Leonard’s Church, corner of Prince and Hanover Streets at 9:45 a.m. Committal private. Arrangements are with the personal care of Ruggiero Family Memorial Home, East Boston. For more information, visit: www.ruggieromh.com.
Of East Boston, formerly of Revere
Charles S. Welch of East Boston, formerly of Revere, passed away on November 13. He was 74 years old.
A late member of the Army National Guard, he was the beloved husband of Joanne (Jouve) Welch; loving father of Bridget Hennen and her husband. Mark of Boston, Amy Battisti and her husband, Stephen of Deerfield and Carrie Palmer and her husband, Michael of Hadley; dear brother of Mary Ellen Welch of East Boston, Eleanor MacMullen and her husband, Gary of Maine and John “Jack” Welch of Canton and cherished grandfather of Samuel and Madeline Battisti. He is also lovingly survived by many nieces and nephews.
Funeral arrangments were by Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, Revere. Committal service was private. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made in Charles’s name to Crossroads Family Center, 56 Havre St. East Boston, MA 02128. For guest book: www.vazzafunerals.com.