Obituaries 08-23-2017

Joseph Ciampa

Of East Boston

Joseph M. Ciampa of East Boston passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on August 17.

A US Army veteran, he was the beloved husband for over 63 years of Antonetta “Netta” (Tiso) Ciampa, the devoted father of Joseph A. and Linda Ciampa of East Boston, Corinne Ciampa of Peabody, Robert and his wife, Tricia of Winthrop and Sandra  Malgeri  and  her husband, Paul of East Boston and the dear brother of Carmine and Jimmy Ciampa and was pre-e deceased by three brothers and three sisters. He was the cherished grandfather of six grandchildren and seven greatgrandchildren and also leaves many loving nieces and nephews.

Family and friends will honor Mr. Ciampa by gathering in the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home, 971 Saratoga St. (Orient Heights) East Boston on Friday morning, August 25 from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. followed by a service in our chapel. Services will conclude with Mr. Ciampa being laid to rest with his military family in the National Cemetery in Bourne. Ma. ln lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Ciampa Family to help with funeral expenses..For more information, visit:

Pellegrino ‘Bill’ Pepicelli

Former proprietor of Pepicelli Fuel Service

Pellegrino A. “Bill” Pepicelli of Revere, formerly of East Boston, passed away peacefully in his home surrounded by his loving family

The former proprietor of Pepicelli Fuel Service, he was a US Navy veteran of World War II and a US Army veteran of the Korean Conflict.

The beloved husband for more than 63 years of  Margherita “Rita” (Parrella) Pepicelli, he was the devoted father of Annette Forcellati and her husband, John of Revere, dear brother of the late Francis and his surviving wife, Rosemarie, the late Anthony and his late wife, JoAnn and the late Joseph Pepicelli and the cherished grandfather of  Vittorio and William. He is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.

Family and friends will honor Bill’s life by gathering in the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home, 971 Saratoga St.  (Orient Heights) East Boston today, Wednesday,  August 23 from 4 to 8 p.m. and again on Thursday morning at 8:30 before leaving in procession to St. Anthony’s Church, Revere Street, Revere for a Funeral Mass celebrating Bill’s life at 10 a.m. Services will conclude with Bill being laid to rest in chapel mausoleum Holy Cross Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Bill’s name may be made to Alzheimer’s Assoc., 309 Waverly Road, Waltham 02452 or American Heart Association,  PO Box417005, Boston 02241. For more information, visit:

Dolores Messina

Lifelong East Boston resident

Dolores Messina, a lifelong resident of East Boston, died on August 21 at the age of 90.

She was the beloved wife of the late Louis Messina; cherished mother of Kathy Messina of Malden and Steve Messina and his wife, Lydia Buechler of New York; dear sister of the late Ralph and Rosalie DeStefano and is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.

Her funeral will be held from the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, 128 Revere St, Revere on Friday August 25 at 10:30 a.m. followed by prayer service at 11 a.m.  Relatives and friends are kindly invited.  Visitation will be held on Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m. Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Habitat for Humanity Greater Boston, 240 Commercial Street, 4th Floor, Boston, MA 02109. For guest book please visit: www.Buonfiglio .com

Francisca Rivera

Retired seamstress and hand stitcher, nurturer and caregiver

Francisca Rivera of Chelsea died peacefully Sunday morning with her family by her side at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston following a brief illness. She was 89 years old.

The devoted wife of Eusebio Rivera, she was born in Aguadilla, Puerto Rico, the daughter of the late Gregorio and Adelina (Cortes Arce) Cortes Roman. She has lived in Chelsea for many years.

Francisca was employed for many companies, but was mainly a seamstress and hand stitcher her whole life before she retired many years ago. She was a care giver who helped nurture and raise many children of the neighborhood and was an inspiration to all who knew her and loved her including her many children, grandchildren, great grandchildren and great great grandchildren, and of course the neighborhood children.

In addition to her loving husband, she is survived eight children: Eida Feliciano of Littleton, Domingo and Sigfredo Feliciano, both of Chelsea, Nelson Feliciano of Beverly, Jennifer Morales of Peabody, Steve

Rivera of Tewksbury, Jacqueline Forstrom of Clinton and Randall Rivera of Florida; 21 grandchildren, 19 great grandchildren, six great great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by two brothers and four sisters.

Her Funeral Service will be held on Saturday August 26 at 3 p.m. at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witness, 40 Hy-Sil Ave, Revere, to which relatives and friends are kindly welcome to attend.

Arrangements were by the Conway, Cahill-Brodeur Funeral Home, 82 Lynn St., Peabody. Visit   to sign on-line obituary.

Angela D’Annolfo

Of East Boston

Angela D’Annolfo of East Boston passed away peacefully on August 12.

She was the beloved sister of Maria Palermo of Stoneham, Gloria Crane of Andover, Theresa D’Annolfo of East Boston and the late Francis and Joseph D’Annolfo. She is also lovingly survived by 10 nieces and nephews, 13 great nieces and nephews and two great-great nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home, (Orient Heights) East Boston. Services concluded with Angela being laid to rest at Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to a charity of your choice.. For more information, please visit

Alfred Bozzi

Boston Police Department retiree

Alfred  Bozzi of Saugus, formerly of Salem and East Boston, died peacefully surrounded by his loving family on August 16.

Al was a 13 year veteran of the Boston Police Department and a longtime member of the Carpenters Union Local 33.

He was the beloved husband of over 50 years to Linda Mae (Columbro) Bozzi, devoted father of Dawn Marie Sargent and her husband, Kevin of Saugus and Thais Ann  Kinder and her husband, Paul of Bradford; dear brother of David Bozzi and Lisa Albanese, cherished grandfather of Arianna Marie and Carissa Lyn Sargent and Payton Lee Kinder. He is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.

Family and friends will honor Al’s life by gathering in the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home today, Wednesday morning at 9:30 for a service in our Serenity Chapel at 10 a.m. followed by a procession to Woodlawn Cemetery. In honoring Al and because of his family’s love for and devotion to Lisa Laccaria, memorial donations may be made to Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, 220 North Main Street, Suite 104, Natick MA 01760 in Lisa’s name. For complimentary transportation to the funeral home, please call 617 569 0990.   For more information, visit:

Anthony Pucci

Of East Boston

Anthony Pucci of East Boston died on August 13 at the age of 75.

The beloved husband of the late Patricia (O’Connell), he was the devoted father of Marie Pucci and her companion, John Ballentione of Revere, Maureen Pucci and her companion, Jason Swan of Revere and Anthony Pucci and his fiancé, Lauren Malcolm of East Boston and the late Kathleen Pucci; dear brother of Frank Pucci of East Bridgewater, Michael Pucci of East Boston and Joseph Pucci of Winthrop; cherished grandfather of Andrew Pucci, Nicholas Pucci and Alana Harris and great-grandfather of Leonardo Pucci. He is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home, East Boston. In lieu of flowers and in honoring Mr. Pucci, please go to: and help the family with funeral expenses with a donation towards his funeral.

Irene Rossetti

Of Revere, formerly of East Boston


Irene D. Rossetti of Revere, formerly East Boston, passed away peacefully on August 19.

The beloved wife of the late Michael Rossetti, she was the devoted mother of Michael J. and Patricia Rossetti of East Boston and Stephen Rossetti and his late wife, Annemarie; dear sister of Cynthia and Claudette Carco, and the late Jane Carco and cherished grandmother of Stephen Rossetti of Revere.

Family and friends will honor Irene’s life by gathering in Saint Joseph – Saint Lazarus Church, Ashley Street, East Boston on Monday, August 28 time to be announced (Please visit Services will conclude with Irene being laid to rest in her family mausoleum at Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. Arrangements are under the personal care of Ruggiero Family Memorial Home.

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