Obituaries 01-25-2017

Paul Jackiewicz

Of Revere, formerly of the North End

Paul R. Jackiewicz of Revere, formerly of Boston’s North End, died on January 12.

He was the beloved son of Sally (Muscarella) and the late Stanley; dear brother of Stephen and his wife, Valeri and Scott, all of Revere; cherished uncle of Stephen James, Derek, Joshua, Alex, Dylan and his great grandniece, Scarlet. He is also survived by many loving aunts, uncles and cousins.

A Funeral Mass was celebrated in aSt Anthony’s Church (Revere) on January 21. Memorial donations may be made to the charity of one’s choice. For guest book please visit

Anthony Frank Cinelli

Peabody Elks member

Anthony Frank Cinelli of East Boston, formerly Chelsea and Peabody, passed away peacefully on January 17.

Anthony served in the Korean Conflict and was a member of the Peabody Elks.

He was the beloved husband of Lois C. (DiSabatino) Cinelli; devoted father of Michael Cinelli and his wife, Marianne, Scott Cinelli and his wife, Lori, Rick Strianese and his wife, Cathy, Anthony Cinelli, Paula Coleman and her husband, Chris, Lynda Ranelli and her husband, John, Ronald Cinelli and his wife, Angela, Cara Cinelli, Laurie Penta and her husband, Anthony, Thomas Cinelli and his wife, Robin, and the late Michael Strianese and his surviving wife, Mary Beth; dear brother of Lee “Midge” Parker and the late Joseph, James, and John Cinelli, and Mary O’Brien and loving papa of Shandi Strianese as well as his many other grandchildren. He is also survived by his dear nieces, nephews, and his best friend, Ron Pizzicone.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home (Orient Heights) East Boston. Anthony was laid to rest in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to: The Chelsea Soldiers Home, Activity Fund, 91 Crest Avenue, Chelsea, MA 02150.  For more information, please visit

Philomena Mullen

Retired East Boston School ‘Lunch Mother’

Philomena E. (Paglucca) Mullen of East Boston died following a long illness on January 19 at the Massachusetts General Hospital of Boston. She was 88 years old.

Born in Winthrop, she lived in East Boston all of her life. She was a 1946 alumna of East Boston High School. After her children were grown, she worked within the Boston School System, as a “Lunch Mother” in the East Boston District for about 10 years. She was definitely a stay at home all through their formative years, giving her children and grandchildren the best optimum care.

The beloved wife of 65 years to William G. Mullen, she was the devoted mother to Joyce A. Hartman and her husband, Jonathan A. Hartman of Oak Island, Revere, William G. Mullen, Jr. and his wife, Ann Marie of Middleborough and James W. Mullen of East Boston; the cherished grandmother to Taylor and Lisa Mullen, both of Middleborough and Samantha A. and Nicholas A. Hartman, both of Revere; the dear sister to Angelo Paglucca of East Boston, Anna Coviello and her husband, Frederick of Whitman, MA and the late Mary Page, Julia Puzzo, Phylly, Angelina, Vincenza, Michael and Alfred Paglucca. She is also lovingly survived by her sister-in-law, Vera Paglucca of East Boston and by many faithful nieces, nephews, grand-nieces and grand-nephews.

Family and friends are invited to attend visiting hours today, Wednesday, January 25 beginning at 9:30 a.m., in the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Rte. 107), Revere. Visiting hours will conclude with a Funeral Mass in St. Anthony of Padua Church, 250 Revere St., Revere  at 12 noon. Interment will be in Oak Grove Cemetery, Medford. For additional information, please visit:

Anthony “Uncle Bud” Frusciante, Jr.

Of East Boston

Anthony G. “Uncle Bud” Frusciante, Jr. of East Boston died unexpectedly on January 19.

The loving son of the late Anthony Sr. and Carmela (Nuttoli) Frusciante, he was the devoted brother of Lucille Reed of East Boston; beloved uncle of Wendy Reed of Saugus, Joh Reed and her husband, Joe of Saugus, Edward Reed and his wife, Jennifer of Florida; devoted great uncle of Scott Reed and his wife, Kristin of Winthrop. James Reed of Saugus, Scott of California and Emily and Anna Reed, both of Florida.

Family and friends will honor Anthony’s life by gathering in the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home, 971 Saratoga St. (Orient Heights) East Boston on Thursday, January 26 from 4 to 8 p.m. and again on Friday morning, January 27 at 8:30  before leaving in procession to Sacred Heart Church, East Boston for a Funeral Mass celebrating Anthony’s life at 10 a.m. Services will conclude with Anthony being laid to rest in Holy Cross Cemetery. For complimentary transportation to the funeral home, please call 617-569-0990. For more information, visit:

Elvira D’Amore

 Of East Boston

Elvira A. (Rossi) D’Amore of East Boston died peacefully on January 21.

The beloved wife of the late Samuel  D’Amore, she was the devoted mother of Gerald D’Amore of Ashland and David G. D’Amore of  Winthrop; dear sister of Antoinetta Mancuso of East Boston and the late Ida Minerva, Louis and Henry Rossi.

Family and friends will honor Elvira’s life by gathering in the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home,

971 Saratoga St. (Orient Heights) East Boston on Thursday morning, January 26 from 10 a.m. to 12 noon to be followed by a prayer service in our chapel before leaving in procession to Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden where Mrs. D’Amore will be laid to rest with her beloved husband. May they both rest in peace.

Mary Catherine Indorato

Past Rosetti-Cowan Senior Center member

Mary Catherine Indorato of Revere, formerly of Chelsea, passed peacefully surrounded by her family on January 17.

Mary was born and raised in Nova Scotia, Canada.  Her children and grandchildren meant everything to her.  She always made sure family was together for Sunday dinners. Mary had a great love for playing cards and bingo with her friends. Mary was a past member of the Rossetti-Cowan Senior Center.  She will be sorely missed by her family and friends.

The beloved wife of the late Santo Indorato, she was the devoted mother of Judi Indorato of Winthrop, Robert Indorato, Richard Indorato and his fiancé, Leah Singer all of Revere, Joyce Portalla and her husband, Donald of East Boston, Joseph Indorato of Revere and the late Joan Indorato, Michael Indorato and his surviving wife, Alison; dear sister of Peter, Mary Ann, and the late Sarah, and Andrew.  She is also survived by her loving grandchildren: Jodi, Michael, Christa, Anthony, Bubba, Thomas, Robin, Mikey, Karina, Stephanie, Juliana, Deanna, Angela, Maria and by many great grandchildren.

Funeral arrangements were by the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, Revere. Interment was in Holy Cross Cemetery.  For guest book, please visit:

Ermanno A. ‘Al’ Belgiorno

Oldest living “Gerber Ambassador” of the Gerber Food Foundation and antique entrepreneur

Ermanno A. “Al” Belgiorno, East Boston native and a resident of Revere for 63 years, passed in the presence of his God and his ever faithful family on  Thursday evening, January 19 at his Revere residence. He was 102 years old.

Born on January 3, 1915 of humble Italian immigrant parents, Pasquale and Concetta (Madonti) Belgiorno at their East Boston residence on Saratoga Street, he lived in East Boston until moving to Revere in March of 1954.

A graduate of East Boston High School, Class of 1933, he began a career as a salesman and representative for Gerber Foods Foundation. He gave 33 wonderful and exciting years to the organization, always maintaining that now forgotten work ethic so vital to the “Greatest Generation.” When “Al” reached 100 years old (January 3, 2015), the Gerber Foundation, awarded him their “Oldest Living Gerber Ambassador” award.

Retirement in March of 1977, only served as a brief vacation from the work force and earned him time to think of what he really wanted to do with the rest of his life. Certainly complete and utter relaxation and leisure was not one of his options. With the absolute and complete support of his best friend and partner, his faithful and patient wife of 74 years, Marguerite (Ricciardelli), the couple began a career in the study, sale and acquisition of antiques. They became the friendly older couple on the “Flea

Market Circuit,” lasting for about 15 years until 1990. Their personalities drew many and their success was most fulfilling for the couple. They did this until the problems of age and unsteady health made it more sensible to “start smelling the roses.”

Although no schedule was necessary, a schedule was indeed followed and implemented —  morning shopping at Market Basket, walks on Revere Beach Boulevard, late breakfast or early luncheon at McDonalds at Northgate Plaza in Revere and, of course, a weekly stop at Luberto’s Bakery of Revere. So regimented and anticipated at McDonald’s, that the owner, Elaine, and her outstanding staff, catered to Al’s favorite items. And so endearing, this senior couple became a part of the McDonald’s family. On January 20, 2015, McDonald’s presented and hosted a 100th birthday party for over 70 people (Al and Margie’s McDonald’s family.)

Of course, Al had observed a family party given to him by their children at the Continental Restaurant of Saugus on his exact 100th, (January 3, 2015.) That affair was presented with the very best of fine food, fine wine and “fabulous” music. Certificates of recognition and awards were presented to Al from the Mass. State Senate, the City of Revere, the Boston School  Committee, and, of course, The White House.

In addition to his beloved wife of 74 years, Marguerite (Ricciardelli) Belgiorno, he leaves three outstanding children: Paula M. DeSimone and her husband, Christopher of Pepperell, Stephen P. Belgiorno and his wife, Taryn of Danvers and Denise C. Belgiorno and her fiancé, Zino Amato of Revere. He was the cherished grandfather of Pamela C. Jeffre and her husband, Daniel of Clearwater, Florida, David M. DeSimone and his wife, Tierney Bianconi of Somerville, Diana M. Belgiorno of Danvers and Leanne R. Belgiorno of Manhattan, NY. He is also lovingly survived by his two great-grandsons, Elias C. and Isaac D. Jeffre of Clearwater, Florida, many nieces, nephews, grand-nieces and grand-nephews and a large assembly of extended family and friends. He was the dear brother of the late Louis S. Belgiorno and Emily C. Chase.

Funeral arrangements were by the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, Revere. Interment was in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to Care Dimensions, 75 Sylvan St., Suite B-102, Danvers, MA 01923. For additional information, please visit

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