Obituaries 10-04-2017

Elvira Nazzaro

Of East Boston, formerly of North End

Elvira C. (Chirichiello) Nazzaro of East Boston, formerly of the North End of Boston, died on Monday, Oct/ 2 at the age of 93.

She wa the beloved wife of the late Alfred Nazzaro; devoted mother of Mariecarole Lojko and her husband, Steven of Peabody, Alfred M. Nazzaro and his wife, Adrienne of Newburyport, and Fr. John Nazzaro SDB of East Boston; dear sister of John Chirichiello of Revere and the late Vito, Carmen, Pasquale, Rocco, Anthony, Savaria, Louise, Mary, Caroline Chirichiello, Conchetta Natale, Eleanor DiPrima and Angelina Villa; adored grandmother of Emily, Steven, Alison, Michael and Raquel, and is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.

Family and friends will honor Elvira’s life by gathering at the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home, 971 Saratoga St., East Boston today, Wednesday, Oct. 4, from 4 to 8 p.m. and again on Thursday at 8:30 a.m. before leaving in funeral procession to St. Joseph – St. Lazarus Church, 59 Ashley St., East Boston, for a 10 a.m. funeral mass in Celebration of Elvira’s life. Services will conclude with Elvira being laid to rest at Woodlawn Cemetery in Everett. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Elvira’s name to the Salesian Boys and Girls Club, 150 Byron St., East Boston, MA 02128. For more information, please visit

Lawrence ‘Larry’ Kootz

Member of Local 22

Lawrence “Larry” Kootz of East Boston passed away peacefully with his loving family by his bedside on September 27.

A US Army veteran of the Korean Conflict and a member of Local 22, he was the loving companion of the late Patty Rossetti, former husband of Linda Brennan of East Boston and Dorothea Lucier; devoted father of Dorothea Cintolo of East Boston, Lauren Kootz of Florida and Lawrence P. Kootz of Billerica; dear brother of the late Elizabeth Sicari, Frank and Pasquale Scopa; cherished grandfather of five and the late Robbie and three great grandchildren. He is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home (Orient Heights) East Boston.   Larry was laid to rest with Military Honors in the Mausoleum at Holy Cross Cemetery. In honoring Larry and in lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Care Dimensions, 75 Sylvan St., Danvers 01923. For more information, please visit:

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