Graduate of East Boston High School, Class of 2006
Brian R. Staley passed away suddenly on Feb. 24 at the age of 30.
He grew up in East Boston and was a graduate of East Boston High School, Class of 2006
Brian was born in Boston on April 7, 1988 to Solomon Staley and Deborah Fitzgerald. He was the dear brother of Ashliegh Fitzgerald and her husband, Jose Cruz of East Boston, cherished grand-son of the late Edward “Leo” and Thelma Fitzgerald and Solomon and Dorothy Staley, adored uncle of Avery Cruz, fond nephew of Edward “Fitzy” Fitzgerald and John Fitzgerald and his wife, Darlene and their son, Derick and the longtime boyfriend of Mili Mendoza. He is also sur-vived by many loving aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Family and friends will honor Brian’s life by gathering at the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home, 971 Saratoga St, East Boston on Friday, March 1, from 4 to 8 p.m. For more information or to send an online condolence, visit ruggieromh.com.
Of East Boston
Lucy M. (Paulicelli) Appignani of East Boston passed away on Feb. 21 surrounded by her loving family.
She was the beloved wife of the late Frank Appignani, the loving mother of Frank Appignani of Salem, Michael Appignani of East Boston, John Appignani and his wife, Margaret of Malden and Rose-mary Greenberg and her husband, Kenneth of Middleton; dear sister of the late Cosmo, Michael, John and Rosemarie and is also survived by five loving grandchildren: Dawson, Christina, John, Nicholas and Sophia.
Family and friends will honor Lucy’s life by gathering in the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home, 971 Saratoga St., (Orient Heights) East Boston at 9 a.m. today, Wednesday, before leaving in funeral procession to Sa-cred Heart Church, 45 Brooks St., East Boston for a Funeral Mass in her honor at 10 a.m. She will be laid to rest with her beloved husband, Frank in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. For more information, vis-it: www.ruggieromh.com.
43-year resident of Brandywyne Village
Lorraine C. (Vallen) Andrews, a lifelong resident of East Boston and a proud resident for over 43 years of Brandywyne Village, passed away on Friday, Feb. 15 after a brief illness surrounded by her loving family at the age of 87.
Lorraine was a past member of the Beachmont VFW Women’s Auxiliary and an avid bingo player. She also loved trips to Foxwoods.
She was born in Boston on Sept. 19 to Alexander and Constance (Prisco) Vallen and was the beloved wife of the late Paul Andrews, devoted mother of Stephen Andrews and his wife, Doreen of Revere and the late Paul “Pokey” and James “Jimmy” Andrews. She was the dear sister of Eleanor Barisano of East Boston, Carol Capodilupo of Burlington and the late Claire Martello; cherished grand-mother of Gina, Melissa and Vincent Andrews, James O’Keefe and Robert Mayer and adored great-grandmother of Aurora and River. She is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.
Her funeral will be held from the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home, 971 Saratoga St., East Boston today, Wednesday, at 9:30 a.m. A Funeral Service in celebration of Lorraine’s life will be held in the Serenity Chapel of the Memorial Home at 10 a.m. Services will conclude with Lorraine being laid to rest beside her beloved husband at Woodlawn Cemetery.
Of East Boston
Carmine Addesa of East Boston passed away peacefully on Wednesday, Feb. 20.
He was the beloved husband of the late Angelina (Pagliarulo) Addesa, devoted father of Rocco Addesa of Winthrop, Jennifer Addesa of Waltham, Annette Addesa of Winthrop and Carmen Addesa and his wife, Emelia of Methuen; dear brother of Michael Addesa of Revere, Mary DiPitero of Saugus, Anna Malin of Lexington, Anthony Addesa of Florida and the late Joseph Addesa and cherished grandfather of Davio Addesa. He is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.
Funeral arrangements were by the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home, East Boston. Carmine was laid to rest with his beloved wife in Wood-lawn Cemetery. May they rest in peace. For more information, please visit www.ruggieromh.com.
Of Revere, formerly of East Boston
Stacey Heres of Revere, formerly East Boston, passed away peacefully on Feb. 18. She was the beloved mother of Kirk Christopher Rowley and his wife, Tiffany of Chelsea and the late Kimberly Heres and dear sister of Charlie Heres of Lawrence, Kimberly Laporta of Winthrop and the late Ralph Heres. She is also survived by many loving nieces, neph-ews and cousins.
Funeral arrangements were by the Rug-giero Family Memorial Home, East Bos-ton. For more information, please vis-it www.ruggieromh.com.
Past employee of Metro Credit Union and the office of Senator Anthony Petrucelli
Lladira Martinez-Marquez, of Revere, formerly of East Boston, passed away after a courageous battle with cancer surrounded by her loving family on Feb. 19 at the age of 36.
Lladira was a past employee of Metro Credit Union and the Office of Senator Anthony Petruccelli.
Born in Boston on Oct. 27, 1982, to the late Juan and Maria (Quinones) Martinez she was the beloved wife of Luis Marquez, devoted mother of Luis M. Maruqez, Michael Marquez and Mariely Marquez and dear sister of Maria D. Martinez, Salvador Martinez and Juan R. Martinez. She is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.
Funeral arrangements were by the Ruggiero Family Memorial Funeral Home, Orient Heights, East Boston. For more information, please vis-it ruggieromh.com.
James Anthony Cavalieri, Jr.
Longtime proprietor of Cavalieri Construction Company
James Anthony ‘Jim’ Cavalieri Jr. of Revere, formerly of East Boston, passed away after a long illness surrounded by his loving family on Feb. 20.
He was member of Local #3 Bricklayers Union and the long-time proprietor of Cavalieri Construction Company.
Jim was born in Boston on Oct. 23, 1951 to the late James A. and Carmella (DiMassi) Cavalieri. He was the beloved husband of over 47 years of Linda (Pecora) Cavalieri, devoted father of James A. Cavalieri III and his companion, Diana of Saugus and Jennifer Coppenrath and her husband, Michael of Revere; dear brother of Theresa Algeni of Maine, Regina Marcucella and her husband, Tony of South Carolina, Eleanor Cavalieri of Florida and the late Roseann Saunders and her late husband, Frank and cherished grandfather of James IV, Jeremy, Ella James, Chase and Camryn Marie. He is also survived by many loving nieces, nephews, in-laws and friends who he cherished so dearly as family.
Funeral arrangements were by the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home, East Boston. Jim was laid to rest in Holy Cross Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Inspire Hope Foundation for Urea Cycle Disorders, 95 Linda Rd. Braintree, MA 02184. For more information, please vis-it www.ruggieromh.com.
Salvatore ‘Sonny’ Fantasia
Salvatore “Sonny” Fantasia of Salem, New Hampshire, formerly of East Boston, passed away peacefully on Mon-day, Feb. 18.
Sonny, an Air Force Veteran who served in the Korean Conflict, was employed by the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority for 33 years. He enjoyed youth sports and spent many years organizing and coaching in any way he could.
The beloved husband of Geraldine (Maggio) Fantasia, he was the devoted father of Theresa Tahtamoni of Salem, New Hampshire, Angela Fantasia of Revere, Diana D’Urbano and her late husband, Anthony of the North End, Richard Fantasia and his wife, Joann of Florida and Angelo Fantasia and his wife, Noreen of New Hampshire and the dear brother of the late Richard Fantasia. He was the loving grandfather of Christopher, Marc, Eric, Antuan, Christina, Diana, Sophia, Joshua, Richard, Fallon Rose, Jacob, and Lucas and the cherished great-grandfather of Logan Ryan, Guliana, Mario, Gabriella, Anthony, and Nicholas.
Funeral arrangements were by the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home, Orient Heights, East Boston. Sonny was laid to rest at Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Salvatore’s name to Saint Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105.
For more information, vis-it ruggieromh.com.