Obituaries 08-01-2018

Yolanda Mariano

Of Winthrop

Yolanda (D’Arrigo) Mariano of Winthrop passed away peacefully on Tuesday, July 24.

The beloved wife of the late Angelo Mariano, she was the devoted mother of Paul Mariano and his wife, Kathy, Diane Spinucci, Janice Hemming and her husband, Richard, Anthony and his wife, Tricia, Brian Mariano and his wife, Eleanor, David Mariano and his wife, Kristen and Lenny Mariano and his wife, Debra; loving sister of Joseph D’Arrigo, Olga Costa and the late Frank D’Arrigo and Ann Sidoti. She was the cherished grandmother of 14 and adored great-grandmother of nine. She is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Ruggiero Family Funeral Home, East Boston. Yolanda was laid to rest with her husband, Angelo, in the Belle Island section of Winthrop Cemetery, 100 Kennedy Drive, Winthrop. In honoring Yolanda’s life and in lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. Jude’s Children Research Hospital, 313 Washington Street, Suite 310, Newton, MA 02458. For more informantion, please visit:

Pietro (Peter) Rizzuto

Retired Senior VP and General Manager of Perini Construction

Pietro (Peter) P. Rizzuto of Braintree, formerly of Norfolk, passed away on July 30 surrounded by his loving family at the age of 72.

Born and raised in Palermo, Italy, Peter immigrated to the United States at the age of 15 and settled in East Boston where he graduated from East Boston High School and later Wentworth Institute of Technology. He proudly served in the United States Navy during the Vietnam War aboard the USS Boston and he was awarded several medals and citations, including the National Defense Service Medal and the Vietnam Service Medal with two Bronze Stars.

Peter began a career in the construction industry with the Perini Corp. in 1968 and worked his way up to Senior Vice President and General Manager when he retired in 2002. Peter served on many boards and committees that included The Associated General Contractors (AGC) of America, Laborers International Union of North America (LIUNA) and the Massachusetts Laborers Benefits Fund. He was instrumental in starting the mentoring program at Wentworth Institute.

In his free time, Peter enjoyed spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren. A devoted husband, father, brother and grandfather, Peter will be greatly missed by all who were blessed to have known him.

Peter was the beloved husband of Patricia (Connolly) Rizzuto; loving father of Peter J. Rizzuto and his wife, Cindy LaCroix of Brookline, NH, Christina Joseph and her husband, Jonathan of Needham and Joseph J. Rizzuto of Hawaii; devoted brother of Hugo Rizzuto and Josephine Rude, both of Revere and the late Domenic Rizzuto; loving “Nonno” to Isabella, Gabriella, Marina, Valentina and Alexander. He is also survived by many nieces, nephews and extended family.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time, please contact Cartwright-Venuti Funeral Home, 845 Washington St., Braintree, for further details at 781.843.1878 or visit

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Peter’s name to the Michael J. Fox Foundation, P.O. Box 5014, Hagerstown, MD 21741-5014. For directions or to leave a sympathy message for the family, visit

Lena Parker

Lifelong East Boston resident

Lena (Cinelli) Parker, a lifelong resident of East Boston, passed away on July 30 at the age of 89.

She was the devoted mother of Charlene Porzio and her husband, Thomas of Tewksbury and Gaylene Parker of East Boston; cherished grandmother of Alina Lyn and Aria Jade Porzio and dear sister of the late James “Bozo” Cinelli, Joe Joe Cinelli, Mary O’Brien, John “Sunny” Cinelli and Anthony Cinelli. She is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.

A memorial visitation will be held at the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, 128 Revere St, Revere on Tuesday August 7 from 4 to 7 p.m. Relatives and friends are kindly invited.  In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Pl, Memphis, TN 38105-9959.  For guest book please visit

Agata (Aggie) Sorrentino

Of East Boston

Agata (Aggie) M. Sorrentino of East Boston, formerly of Marsala, Italy, passed away on July 27, after a short illness at the age of 55.

She was the cherished daughter of Francesco and the late Giacoma (Mannone) Sorrentino, dear Sister of Giovanna D’Angelo and her husband, Riccardo of Lynnfield, Girolamo Sorrentino of East Boston, Antonio “Franco” and his wife, Regina of Wilmington, Connie Tuazon and her husband, Jessie of Revere and Tiziana Sorrentino of East Boston. She is also survived by nine loving nieces and nephews, and six great nieces and nephews. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her.

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

Interment was at Woodlawn Cemetery in Everett. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made in Aggie’s name to St. Jude Children’s Hospital, 501 St. Jude Pl, Memphis, TN 38105. For guest book:

Anna Rose Capillo

Of Saugus

Anna Rose (Arena) Capillo of Saugus passed away unexpectedly on July 24.

The beloved wife of the late Charles Capillo Sr., she was the devoted mother to Charles Jr. and his late wife, Deborah Capillo of Marblehead, Guy Capillo and his wife, Linda of Saugus, Cathy Capillo of Saugus and Gregory Capillo and his wife, Karen of Peabody; cherished sister of Guy Arena of Wilmington and the late Pauline Donatelli, John Arena, Domenic Arena, Esther Diorio, Josephine Arena and Angelo Arena; loving grandmother to Carla, Charles III, Cassandra, Toni-Ann, Guy Angelo, Gregory and Nicholas and adored great-grandmother of Jayden, Dylan, Charlotte, Sutton, Adeline and Sislee. She is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Ruggiero Family Funeral Home, East Boston.   Services concluded with Anna being laid to rest with her beloved  husband, Charles at Woodlawn Cemetery.  Memorial donations may be made to St. Jude’s Children Research Hospital, 313 Washington Street Suite 310, Newton, MA 02458.  For more information,  please visit

Paula E (Ricci) Guarnaccia

Of East Boston

Paula E (Ricci) Guarnaccia of East Boston peacefully surrounded by her loving family by her bedside on July 29 .Beloved wife of 56 years to Joseph J Guarnaccia, devoted mother of Rocco Guarnaccia and wife Christine of Wilmington, Pia Penney and husband Steven of East Boston, Dr Joseph R Guarnaccia and wife Melissa of Windham N.H. Loving daughter of the late John and Pia (lLepri)Ricci  Dear sister of Myron Ricci of Bedford N.H, Frank Ricci of East Boston, and Joyce Boyan of Reading. Cherished  grandmother of Joseph Robert, Zachary Matthew, Joseph Charles, Sarah Faith and Christopher Ricci. Also survived by her many loving nieces and nephews. Family and friends will honor Mrs. Guarnaccia ‘s life by gathering in the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home 971 Saratoga St (Orient Heights) East Boston on Thursday Aug 2 from 4-8pm and again on Friday morning at 7:30am before leaving in procession to Sacred Heart Church East Boston for a funeral mass in celebration of her life at 9am. Services will conclude with Mrs Guarnaccia being laid to rest in Holy Cross cemetery. The Guarnaccia family would like to thank the doctors, nurses and staff of the Spaulding Hospital Cambridge, particularly 2 South for all their care and love they gave  to our wife and mother. For that reason in honoring Mrs. Guarnaccia in lieu of flowers,  memorial donations may be made to the Spaulding Hospital Attn: Development Office 1575 Cambridge St., Cambridge 02138.for more info

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