Obituaries 03-15-2017

Giovannina ‘Jennie’ Chiello

Of Peabody, formerly of East Boston

Giovannina “Jennie” Chiello of Birchwood Avenue, Peabody passed away at home on March 10 after a brief illness. She was 94 years old.

Born in Boston, the beloved daughter of the late Santa (Petitto) and Giovanni Fallica, she was a longtime resident of East Boston and has resided in Peabody for the last 15 years. For many years she worked as a stitcher in the garment industry.

She was the devoted wife of the late Angelo Chiello and the loving mother of Marie Ferrara and her late husband, Anthony M., Jr. of Peabody and Joseph Chiello and his wife, Nadine of Taunton. She was the cherished grandmother of Lisa Donovan and her husband, Robert, Laura Ferrara, Anthony M. Ferrara, III, Crystal Chiello and Joseph Chiello. She was predeceased by many dear brothers and sisters. She is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.

Family and friends are cordially invited to attend the visitation from the Ernest P. Caggiano and Son-O’Maley-Frazier Funeral Home, 147 Winthrop St., Winthrop on Thursday, March 16 from 9 to 11 a.m. A funeral service will be held in the funeral home immediately following the visitation at 11 a.m. Interment to follow the service will be in the Puritan Lawn Cemetery, Peabody. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Care Dimensions 75 Sylvan St., Danvers MA 01923. For directions or to sign the online guestbook go to

Mark Hernandez

Of Chelsea

Mark Hernandez of Chelsea passed away suddenly on March 9. He was 56 years old.

The beloved son of Mariano Hernandez and the late Beatrice (Melito) of Florida, he was the devoted father of Noberto Hernandez of Florida, Mark Hernandez Jr, Juan Chaz Hernandez, Mariano Hernandez and Mariah Tonya Hernandez, all of Chelsea; dear brother of Anna Hernandez, Vincent Hernandez, Debbie Hernandez, Mariano Hernandez, Linda Hernandez-Perez and Teresa Hernandez and the adored grandfather of six grandchildren. He is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.

Family and friends honored Mark’s life by gathering in the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home, (Orient Heights) East Boston on Monday, March 13 from 6 to 8 p.m. Mark will be laid to rest today, Wednesday, March 15 at 1 p.m. at Pine Grove Cemetery in Lynn. For more information, please visit

Martin Carrillo

Of Lynn, formerly of East Boston

Martin Carrillo of Lynn, formerly of East Boston, passed away suddenly on March 10 at the age of 50.

He was the devoted son of Georgina Valdes of Lynn; dear brother of Ginnette Valdes and Elodia Sandra Carrillo, both of Lynn and Alan Valdes of Malden; cherished uncle of Amanda, Ariel, Juliana, Jesse, Roberto, Jasmine, Gigi and Mateus.

Family and friends will honor Martin’s life by gathering in the chapel of the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home, 971 Saratoga St., East Boston on Saturday, March 18 from 12 noon to 3 p.m. Committal services will be private. The funeral home is handicapped accessible, with a children’s lounge available. For more information, please visit:

Ann Marino

Longtime employee of East Boston Social Center Senior Programming

Ann (Screti) Marino of East Boston passed away on March 8 at the age of 86 at the Don Orione Home in Orient Heights after a long illness.

Ann, who was born in Boston on December 28, 1930 to Giovanni and Maria (Gallo) Screti, was a long-time employee of East Boston Social Center Senior Programming.

The beloved wife of Lawrence “Laury” Marino, she was the devoted mother of Diane Ford and her husband, Richard of East Boston, Anthony Marino and his wife, Diane of Winthrop, Lawrence “Larry” Marino and his wife, Theresa of Winthrop and John Marino and his wife, Lisa of Revere; dear sister of the late Domenic Screti, Antoinette D’Amato and Dante Screti and adored grandmother of 10 grandchildren. She is also survived by many loving in-laws, nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home (Orient Heights) East Boston. Interment was in Woodlawn Cemetery in Everett.

Josephine O’Neil

Longtime employee of Liberty Market

Josephine F. (Maiolino) O’Neill of East Boston died peacefully on March 8

Josephine worked for Liberty Market in Central Square, East Boston for over 35 years.

She was the devoted mother of Daniel O’Neill of East Boston and Stephen O’Neill and his wife, Bessie of Salem; dear sister of the late Marion Dean, Mary Denver, Joseph Maiolino, Anna Capozzi and Florence Amato; devoted grandmother of Nicole Elliott, Brian O’Neill, Kathleen DeFeo, Jennifer O’Neill, Meagan O’Neill, Dina Beshere, and Daniel, Michael, Jamie and Stephen O’Neill, She is also survived by many loving great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home, (Orient Heights) East Boston. Interment was in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Salvation Army, 6 Baxter St., Quincy, Ma 02169. For more information or to send an online condolence, please visit

Elvira ‘Vera’ Paglucca

Past member of the Golden Age Club

Elvira C. “Vera” (Maino) Paglucca died peacefully on March 12.

A past member of the Golden Age Club, she was the beloved wife of the late Michael A. Paglucca, devoted mother of Robert of East Boston, Michael and his wife, Debbie of North Reading, Ralph Paglucca and his loving companion, Christine of Saugus and Rosemarie Paglucca; cherished grandmother of Ralph,Michael and Danielle and is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.

Family and friends will honor Vera’s life by gathering in the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home, 971Saratoga St. (Orient Heights) East Boston on Sunday, March 19 from 2 to 6 p.m. and again on Monday morning, March 20 at 8:30 before leaving in procession to Sacred Heart Church, East Boston for  a Funeral Mass celebrating Vera’s life at 10 a.m. Services will conclude with Vera being laid to rest in Woodlawn Cemetery in Everett, In honor of Vera’s life and in lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Sawtelle Family Hospice House, 320Haverhill St.  Reading 01867. For complimentary transportation to the funeral home,  please call 617 569 0990. For more information, please visit:

Lawrence Cataldo

Retired airport warehouse manager and avid golfer

Lawrence J. Cataldo of East Boston, retired manager for Intercontinental Airfreight Warehouse

at Logan Airport, where he served for many years, died unexpectedly on March 4. He was 86 years old.

He was born in Boston on June 30, 1930, the son of the late Albert and Dorothy (O’Toole) Cataldo and raised and educated in East Boston.  During the Korean Conflict, he served with the United States Army.  He was an avid golfer who spent many weekends at Cedar Glen Golf Course in Saugus.

He was the beloved husband of the late Joan M. (Gosselin) Cataldo; devoted father of Cynthia J. Roberts of Winthrop and Karen M. Harvey and her husband, James of Chelmsford; cherished grandfather of Caitlin Roberts, Kristen Conlon, Timothy Roberts, Kara Conlon, Daniel Roberts and James Harvey, Jr.; loving brother of Barbara Cataldo of East Boston, Albert P. Cataldo and his wife, Frankie of Pennsylvania and John “Jack” Cataldo and his wife Beverly of New Hampshire and the late Eugene and Dorothy Cataldo. He is also survived by several dear nieces and nephews.

His funeral was held from the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, Revere.

Interment with US Army Honors took place in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden.

Margaret Smith

Retired Administrative Aide, loved the performing arts, reading, travel, movies, and the beach

Margaret A. “Babe” (Pallozzi) Smith of Waltham, formerly of East Boston, died at home on March 6. She was 82 years old.

Margaret was the youngest of five children born to the late Ralph and Josephine (Tarullo) Pallozzi, both natives of Scanno, a town two hours west of Rome, Italy. They raised their family in East Boston and throughout her life Margaret was affectionately known as ‘Babe’ by her relatives.

She was born in Clinton on November 30, 1934 and from East Boston, she lived in Franklin and in Needham before moving to Waltham. A graduate of Fitton High School in East Boston, she attended Bryant and Stratton School and Massachusetts Bay Community College. Until her retirement, Margaret worked as an administrative aide for Jones Lang and LaSalle, a Boston real estate firm and before that she held the same position with Dictronics in Needham.

Margaret found her greatest peace, light, joy and refreshment at the beach. Stays at Sandy Neck Beach in Barnstable and at Longnook Beach in Truro brought her back to the happy days of her youth where she and her family and friends spent summers lounging at Constitution Beach in East Boston and at Revere Beach.

She was an avid reader with a particular interest in biographies. She loved ballroom and any type of dancing and traveling overseas. She visited England, France, Italy, Greece and faraway Tahiti. Margaret loved the elegance of the performing arts including ballet, theatre and most especially, she loved watching movies, old and new, a passion shared with her sister, Lee and one that she passed along to her daughters.

Margaret leaves her children: Barbara A. Buccigross and her husband, Jim, of South Easton and Lisa M. Smith and her partner, Wendy Fox, of Sudbury; her grandchildren, Joseph and John Buccigross and Hallie Fox, her niece, Marianne Principe of York, Maine and several grandnieces and grandnephews. She was the former wife of the late Raymond H. Smith, Jr. and a sister of the late Dora Impeduglia, Victor Pallozzi, Anna Dolan and Lena Pallozzi.

A Funeral Mass was celebrated on March 11 in Sacred Heart Church, 311 River Street, Waltham. Burial followed in Saint John’s Cemetery, Lancaster. Memorial donations may be made to Springwell, 307 Waverley Oaks Road, Suite 205, Waltham, MA 02452. To offer condolences online, please visit

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