Obituaries 03-21-2018

Dorothy Bottari

Well known for her amazing food and love for Elvis Presley

Dorothy (Belmonte) Bottari of Revere, formerly of the West End of Boston, passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family on March 16 at the age of 89.

Born on May 7, 1928 in the West End of Boston, Dorothy spent the majority of her life living in Revere. Dot was well known for her amazing food and love for Elvis Presley. She will be missed by all who knew her.

The loving wife to the late Paul Bottari, she was the devoted mother of John Bottari, the late Paul Bottari Jr, and Karen Bottari; dear sister to Louise Belmonte of Revere and Jacquelyn Neil of Lee, NH; cherished grandmother of several grandchildren including Ronnie Pulicari and his wife, Malinda, April Fitzgerald, Mia Vinciarelli and Anthony Bottari and special aunt to Jan, John, Michael, Jimmy, Lorraine, Jeff, and Joanne.

Funeral arrangements were by the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home, East Boston. Dorothy was laid to rest in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. For more information or to send an online condolence, please visit

Joseph Chianca, Jr.

Retired Baltimore, MD Police Force Major and Jet Blue Operations Crew member

Joseph A. Chianca, Jr. of East Boston passed away peacefully on March 15.

A loving husband, father, ‘Papa,’ brother, uncle and nephew. Joe was born in Chelsea. He attended Christopher Columbus High School in the North End and graduated with the Class of 1969. Joe proudly enlisted in the U.S. Marines (Reservist) for a four year term.

Having a deep passion for law enforcement, Joe traveled to Baltimore, Maryland; joined the Baltimore police force as a patrolman and made his way up the ranks retiring 27 years later as a Major.

Joe returned to his home in East Boston to enjoy time with his family. After a short retirement, he accepted a position with Jet Blue as an airport operations crew member and later as the Chairman of the Airport Values Committee which he served with great pride and dedication – LOYALTY ABOVE ALL EXCEPT HONOR.

Joe is survived by his wife, Beth (Oberg) Chianca, cherished daughter, Caitlin Sophie Chianca; treasured grandson, Shawn Joseph, son of the late Joseph A. and Sophie Chianca; godmother and aunt, Lucy Ryan; sister, JoAnn Memmolo and her late husband, Richard; brother, Anthony J. Chianca and his wife, Jeannette.

He was a loving and adored cousin, uncle, great uncle, friend, and mentor to so many. Visiting hours will be held on Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home, 971 Saratoga Street, East Boston. His Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Friday at 11 a.m. at Sacred Heart Church, 45 Brooks Street, East Boston followed by a Committal Prayer service at Woodlawn Cemetery in Everett. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Joe’s memory to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, either by mail PO Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, TN 38148-0142. For more information or to sign Joseph’s online guestbook, please visit

Anthony Palmer

Standout All-Scholastic athlete in football, hockey and baseball, Winthrop High School, Class of 1994

Anthony K. Palmer of Winthrop died on March 15.

Anthony was a graduate of Winthrop High School, Class of 1994. He was a standout athlete, All –Scholastic in three sports, football, hockey and baseball. During his senior year, football season, he was the state’s top scorer. He went on to play in college at U Mass Amherst and Stonehill. After college, his football career continued as a Semi –Pro in Europe.

He was the devoted father of Anthony Jr., loving companion of Alexsandra Servideo, beloved son of Grace (Geraci) and the late Kenneth Palmer, all of Winthrop, dear brother of Chris Palmer of Winthrop and Michael Palmer and his wife, Tanya of Lynnfield, loving uncle of Brett, Tia, Alessandra, Lucia, Francesca and JoJo. He is also survived by many loving aunts, uncles and cousins.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St John the Evangelist Church (Winthrop) today,  Wednesday, March 21 at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends are kindly invited. Visiting hours are respectfully omitted. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Winthrop Charities  Arrangements by the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home. For guest book please

Mary ‘Tina’ Adreani

A gentle and loving spirit, always concerned for the welfare of others, especially her large family

Mary C. “Tina” (Pace) Adreani passed away after a valiant battle with Hypertensive Heart Disease on Thursday, March 15 (The Feast of St Joseph) at her Revere residence.

She was born and raised in South Boston until the family moved to East Boston in the late 1930’s. She was a graduate of East Boston High School, Class of 1945.

Early in life, she worked in Boston’s Garment District as a seamstress. In 1949, she married Louis M. Adreani, also of East Boston, and the couple moved to Revere in 1958.

When Louis passed in January of 1987, “Tina” was already the mother of eight children. Tina possessed a naivete of worldliness that was gentle and loving, always concerned for the welfare of others, especially her large family.

She was the cherished and treasured mother of Richard L. Adreani and his wife, Myrna, Cynthia A. Penta and her late husband, Ward One Revere City Councillor, Richard A. Penta, Sheila L. Vassallo and her husband, Frank, Raymond B. Adreani and his wife, Loretta, Louis M. Adreani, Jr. and his wife, Karen, all of Revere, Gail C. Forte and her husband, Anthony of Kissimmee, Florida, Domenic A. Adreani and Mark D. Adreani and his wife, Laura, all of Revere, the adored grandmother of 16 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren, the dear sister of Grace M. LoGrasso of East Boston and the late Joseph, Frank, Michael, Salvatore and Rose Pace. She is also lovingly survived by many faithful nieces, nephews, grand-nieces and grand-nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, Revere. Interment was in

Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett.

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Restoration Fund at Immaculate Conception Parish Community, 22 Sewall St., Revere, MA 02151

Nan (Dora) Connolly

Her family was her pride and joy

Nan (Dora) Connolly, a three year resident of Revere, a former 28 year resident of East Boston and a longtime resident of Charlestown, entered into eternal life on Wednesday, Feb. 28 at Boston Medical Center in Boston. She was 65 years old.

Nan was born in Boston on March 18, 1952, a daughter of the late Cecil Dora and Agnes (Graham) Dora. She grew up in Charlestown, was educated in the Boston Public School system and graduated from Charlestown High School. Nan dedicated herself as a Nurses Aide for over 10 years at the Chelsea Soldiers Home. Her pride and joy in life was her family and she cherished the special times she was able to spend with each one of them.

She was the beloved wife of the late Michael J. Connolly, the devoted mother of Kimberly Kelly and Edwin J. White III and his wife, Monica, the loving grandmother to Mckayla and Nardia and the beloved sister of Shirley Donovan, William Dora, John Dora, Cindy Adams and Elizabeth Shepard. She is also lovingly survived by many nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend Nan’s Funeral Mass on Saturday, March 24 at 10 a.m. in The Most Holy Redeemer Church, 65 London St. East Boston. Her burial will be private. To send a message of condolence, please visit

Edwin “Eddie” Wilson, III

Of East Boston

Edwin “Eddie” Wilson, III of East Boston passed away on March 9.

Edwin was born on August 8, 1971 to his loving father Edwin Wilson Jr. of East Boston and adoring mother Marcia “Tulle” (Chamness) Vautour of Everett. He was the beloved husband of 22 years to Janelle (Malta) Wilson, devoted father of Nicholas Wilson of Revere, formerly of East Boston, Adriana, Giana, Angelina and Gabriella Wilson, all of East Boston; dear brother of Ellen Wilson of Beverly, formerly of East Boston, and Wendy Thompson and her husband, David of Woburn; adoring son in law of former Revere Police Officer Larry Malta of Revere and adoring brother in law of Jennifer Cavalieri of Revere, James Cavalieri III of Saugus, and Nicole Hartzell and her husband, Sean of Spring Hill, FL. He is also survived by many loving aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. Funeral arrangements were by the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home,  Revere. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation, 90 Park Avenue,16th Floor, New York, NY 10016. For guest book please visit

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