Obituaries 05-31-2017

Vittorio Verde

Of East Boston

Vittorio Verde of East Boston died peacefully on May 25.

He was he devoted husband of  Assunta (Gregorio)Verde; devoted father of Antonietta  Chisari and her husband, Antonio of Reading and Carmine Verde of East Boston; dear brother of Lisa, Filomena, Geraldo and the late Giovanni, Peppo, Carmine and Vincenzo; cherished grandfather of Christina, Angela and Jessica and adored great grandfather of Adam and Caleb. He is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.

Family and friends will honor Mr. Verde by gathering in the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home, 971 Saratoga St. (Orient Heights) East Boston today, Wednesday, May 31 from 4 to 8 p.m. and again on Thursday at 11 a.m. in the Elevation Chapel, 150 Lowell Avenue, Newton for a funeral service in celebration of Mr. Verde’s life. (Please all go directly to the church for  the11 a.m. service.) Services will conclude with Mr .Verde being laid to rest in Newton Cemetery. In honoring Mr. Verde’s life and in lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Elevation Chapel, 150 Lowell Avenue, Newton. For more information, visit:

Robert ‘Bubba’ Casaletto

Past member of the Orient Heights Civic Club and K of C of Revere

Robert “Bubba” Casaletto of Saugus, formerly of East Boston, died peacefully surrounded by his loving family on Wednesday, May 24.

A US Army veteran, Mr. Casaletto was a past member of the Orient Heights Civic Club and K of C of Revere.

He was the beloved husband of Roberta (Babine) Casaletto; devoted father of Robert, Jr. and his wife, Toni-Ann, Jason, John and his wife, Tara, all of Saugus; dear brother of Enrico and his wife, Patricia of Salem, NH, Rosemarie Martorano of East Boston and the late John Casaletto; cherished grandfather of Robert lll, Ashley, Jason, Courtney and Madison. He is also survived by his close friend, Nicholas Giardina of Brockton.

Funeral arrangements were by the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home (Orient Heights) East Boston.   In honor of Mr. Casaletto’s life, memorial donations may be made to East Boston Central Catholic School, 69 London St,  East Boston 02128. For more information, visit:

Josephine Metcalf

Of East Boston

Josephine (Zagarella) Metcalf of East Boston died peacefully on May 24.

The beloved wife of the late Albert Metcalf Sr., she was the devoted mother of  Pearl Goodwin and her companion, Thomas Drago of East Boston, Peter Metcalf and his wife, Pamela of Revere, Anthony Metcalf and his wife, Maryellen of Winthrop, Joseph Metcalf of Revere and the late Albert Metcalf Jr.; dear sister of the late Laura Sousa, Frances Hock, Mary Correnti, James and Peter Zagarella; cherished grandmother of Peter Metcalf, Jill and Jackie Goodwin, Stephanie and Gabrielle Metcalf. She is also survived by four adored great grandchildren and loving nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home (Orient Heights) East Boston. In honoring Josephine’s life and in lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to a charity of your choice. For more information, please visit:

Robin Kehoe

Former waitress at the Hard Rock Café

Robin M. Kehoe passed unexpectedly on Tuesday, May 23 at Everett’s Whidden Memorial Hospital. She was 49 years old.

Born in Boston, Robin lived in East Boston, Amesbury and Revere, spending a majority of her time in Amesbury. She was a 1985 graduate of Saint Pope John XXIII High School. Most of her working career was spent as a waitress in several local restaurants. She spent about 10 years at the “Hard Rock Café.” and also served as a cocktail waitress in several area lounges and cafes.

The cherished mother of Seana K. Kehoe of Amesbury and the adored daughter of Judith A. (Zagarella) and Vincent H. “Sonny” Thomas of Amesbury, she was the dear niece of Ralph Zagarella and Richard Saunders, both of Manchester, New Hampshire and the late Vincent Zagarella. Many cousins also survive her. She is also lovingly survived by her companion, Albert Squillante of Revere and his family who Robin regarded and respected as her extended family and by Anthony J. Squillante of Boston’s North End and his late wife, Antoinette (Martorano) “Netta” Squillante-Chiampa and her late husband, Roger R. Chiampa, Anthony J. Squillante Jr. and his wife, Jodi and Flora Squillante, both of Moore, South Carolina.

Funeral arrangements were by the Veruccio & Smith Home for Funerals, Revere. Interment was private. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to any worthy teen-age drug rehabilitation program. For additional information, visit:

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