Obituaries 03-28-2018

John Gentile

Will be missed by all who knew him

John Gentile of Revere, formerly of Somerville and Italy, passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on March 25 at the age of 90.

John was born on May 12, 1927, in Prezza, Italy, to Antonio Gentile and Donatella (Pasquale). He moved to America settling first in Somerville and then in Revere where he raised his family. He was a hard working laborer for many years. He loved visiting his family in Arizona. He will be missed by all who knew him.

The beloved husband of Gina (Iacoviello) Gentile, he was the devoted father of Donna Gentile DiLeone of Lynn and Mary Jane Batchelder of Arizona; cherished grandfather of Vinnie, Johnny, Ryan and Robbie and the adored great grandfather of Gemma. He is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.

Family and friends will honor John’s life by gathering at the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home, 971 Saratoga St., East Boston, today,  Wednesday, March 28, from 4 to 8 p.m. and again on Thursday morning at 10 a.m. for a funeral service in celebration of John’s life. Services will conclude with John being entombed in Holy Cross Cemetery Malden.

Virginia Indelicato

Of East Boston

Virginia M. Indelicato of East Boston passed away surrounded by her loving family on March 23 at the age of 75.

She was the beloved wife of Thomas E Indelicato, devoted mother of Thomas J Indelicato and his wife, Suzette of Barlett, NH and Barbara Hoey and her husband, Albert of Winthrop and the late Anna Marie Indelicato Moreno; cherished grandmother of Michael Farrell, Kristin Farrell, Cara Hoey, Riley Indelicato and Michael Indelicato. She is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.

Family and Friends will honor Virginia’s life by gathering at the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home 971 Saratoga St., East Boston, MA today, Wednesday, March 28, at 10 a.m. before leaving in funeral procession to St. John the Evangelist Church, Winthrop Street, Winthrop for a Funeral Mass in celebration of Virginia’s life at 11:30 a.m. Services will conclude with Virginia being laid to rest in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Benito ‘Benny’ Tauro

Longtime East Boston community activist

Benito “Benny” Tauro of East Boston passed away surrounded by his loving family on March 24 at the age of 85.

Benny was a devoted member of the East Boston community constantly serving on various boards and committees that helped make the neighborhood a better place. Benny served Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church for decades in various roles. He was a true champion of the Parish and fought for years to keep the church open. A past member of the Boston Zoning Board of Appeals, Benny hosted an annual BBQ for the Boston Police and the men and women of East Boston District Court for many years. It was his way to honor those who served the community. He was instrumental in helping the community and will be missed by all.

The beloved husband of 57 years of Debora (Colarossi), he was the devoted father of Mark Tauro and his wife, Mina of Westwood, Paul Tauro and his wife, Diana of Melrose, Linda Scarpa and her husband, Michael of Melrose, Daniel Tauro and his wife, Lena of Stoneham and the late Steven Tauro and his surviving wife, Michelle of Winthrop; dear brother of the late Patrick Tauro and the cherished grandfather of 12 loving grandchildren. He is also survived by many loving nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

Family and friends will honor Benny’s life by gathering at St. Joseph – St. Lazarus Church 59 Ashley St., East Boston today, at 10 a.m. for a Funeral Mass in celebration of Benny’s life. Services will conclude with Benny being laid to rest with his beloved son Steven at Woodlawn Cemetery in Everett. At the family’s request, floral contributions are respectfully omitted. Memorial donations may be made in Benny’s memory to Mass General Hospital Transplant Center 55 Fruit St., Boston, MA 02114. For more information or to send an online condolence, please visit ruggieromh.com. Arrangements under the care of Ruggiero Family Memorial Home, Orient Heights, East Boston.

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