Obituaries 09-20-2017

Mary LoConte

Accomplished seamstress

Mary C. (Viola) LoConte of Saugus, formerly of Revere, passed away on Thursday, September 14 at home surrounded by her loving family. She was 81 years old.

Mary was an accomplished seamstress who worked on Newbury Street in Boston for many years custom making wedding gowns and doing window displays. She was a talented artist and crafter who created many beautiful pieces for all to enjoy, a long time member of the Patriots Civic Women’s Auxiliary Club and the Patriots Civic Bowling League where she acted as an officer and team captain for many years. She was also a member of the F.F.W. Club and the Knitwitt Club. Mary was a loyal and good friend to many and truly loved by all who met her. She was a fun, outgoing person who loved to travel, attend social functions, dance, oldies music and going to Foxwoods. Mary was passionate about shopping and decorating. But Mary’s greatest joy was spending time with her family and her grandchildren. Mary also adored her “Grand-dog” Rocky who she fondly referred to as her companion.

Mary will be lovingly remembered by all who knew her and the memories left behind will be cherished forever.

The beloved wife of the late Anthony C. LoConte who predeceased her in 1998, she was the loving mother of Marianne C. Molina and her husband, Pasquale of Saugus,

Anthony C. LoConte Jr. and his wife, Lorraine of Bradford, Michael K. LoConte and his wife, Karen of Stoneham and Paul F. LoConte of Bradford; adored grandmother of nine and great grandmother of two; Angela M. DeSimone and her husband Matthew of Lynnfield, Michael A. Molina of Saugus, Katrina L. LoConte of Stoneham, Olivia R. LoConte of Bradford, Alexandra N. and Jamie A. LoConte of Bradford, Toniann M. LoConte of Bradford, Connor A. LoConte of Stoneham, and Giovanna S. and Liliana S. of Lynnfield. She was the cherished daughter of the late Francesco and Maria (Vigliardi) Viola, formerly of East Boston, caring sister of Carmela Mercurio of East Boston and her late husband, Domenic, Frank Viola and his wife, Phyllis of Saugus; loving aunt to many nieces, nephews, and great nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, Revere.

Entombment was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. For guestbook:

Corrine Portalla

Lived her life for her family

Corrine (Santarpio) Portalla of Saugu,s formerly of Revere, passed away at Lawrence Memorial Hospital after a long illness on September 17 at the age of 76.

Corrine lived her life for her family.

The beloved wife of Donald F. Portalla Sr., she was the devoted mother of Edward and his fiancé, Joanne Martiniello of Revere, Vincent “GIGI” and his fiancé, Rosa Galvao of Nahant, Donald Jr. and his wife, Joyce of East Boston, Kim Portalla and her fiancé, Gerard Tholen and the late Louis Portalla; loving daughter of the late Vincent “GIGI” and Elizabeth (Rotondo) Santarpio; cherished grandmother of Vinny, Nicole, Dominic, Tanya, Jennifer, Eddie, Juliana, Christina, Angela, Maria, Ariana, and great grandmother of Noah, Samantha, and Michaela; dear sister of Denise Santarpio, Debbie Santarpio, and Gigi Santarpio. She is also survived by her special friend, Judith Orlandino.

Her Funeral will be held from the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, 128 Revere St, Revere on Friday, September 22 at 9 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St Anthony’s Church at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends are kindly invited. Visiting hours will be Thursday from 3 to 8 p.m. Interment will be in Riverside Cemetery. For guestbook, please visit

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