Obituaries 07-10-2019

Dorothy Penta

Of East Boston

Dorothy R. Penta died in East Boston on June 28.

She was the beloved daughter of the late Mary (Mercandante) and Michael Penta, sister of AnnMarie Hallacy of South Carolina and the late Sister Dorothea SND (Mary) and John Penta; aunt of Christine Jordan, AnnMarie and Donna Penta, Michael, William and Stephen Hallacy. She is also survived by many grandnieces and grandnephews and greatgrandnieces and great grandnephews.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated in the Sacred Heart Church, 45 Brooks St., East Boston on Friday, July 12, at 11:30 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Dottie’s memory to Julie House, 425 Poquonock Ave., Windsor, Ct. 06095 would be appreciated. (Julie House is the retirement home for the Sisters of Notre Dame)  For additional information,

Esta Panora

Of Orient Heights, East Boston

Esta A. Panora died in Orient Heights, East Boston on June 25 at the age of 57 following a 20 year struggle with various metastatic cancers.

She was the beloved daughter of the late Phyllis M. (Frederico) Panora-Erickson and the late Edward Panora and the late William F. Erickson, beloved sister to Steven E. Panora and his wife, Carol of Malden and Jennifer Hovey and her husband, Phillip of Andover, CT; cherished aunt of Stephanie and Vincent Panora and Jamie Goad, dear niece of Connie Surette.  She is also lovingly survived by several cousins and many friends. Funeral arrangements were by

the Vertuccio & Smith, Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Rte. 107) Revere. Interment was at Puritan Lawn Memorial Park, Peabody. Remembrances may be made to the charity of your choice. For additional information, please visit

Rita Hanlon

Of East Boston

Rita V. (Hilton) Hanlon died suddenly in East Boston on July 5. 

The beloved wife of the late Edward U. Hanlon Sr., she was the mother of Edward U. Jr. and his wife, Kathleen, Patricia and her husband, Thomas Briand, Mary C. Hanlon and Regina Hanlon, all of East Boston, Kenneth and his wife, Helen of Middleton and Elizabeth and her husband, James Garufo of Winthrop; sister of the late Francis, Richard and Theresa Hilton, Catherine Barrett and Mary Pelosi. She is also survived by eight grandchildren, eleven great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

Her Funeral was held from Magrath Funeral Home on Tuesday, July 9 with a Funeral Mass celebrated in Sacred Heart Church followed by committal services in Woodlawn Cemetery Chapel.

In lieu of flowers donations in Rita’s memory to the Home for Little Wanderers would be appreciated.

Vittorio “U’ Naplitano” Trotta

Soccer Enthusiast, Active in the Italian Immigrant Community

Vittorio “U’Napolitano” Trotta of East Boston passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on Sunday, July 7. 

Vittorio immigrated to the United States in 1967. He settled in East Boston with his beloved, Virgilia and worked for Hub Box Folding Co. for over 20 years. Vittorio was very active in the Italian Immigrant community and social clubs and was a soccer enthusiast. 

He was the beloved husband of over 52 years of Virgilia (Borrelli) Trotta; devoted father of Maria Salvaggio and her husband, Paul of Middleton, Vincenzo Trotta and his wife, Nancy of Braintree and Anita Candelario and her husband, Stephen of Swampscott; dear brother of Antonietta Cardinale of Mansfield and the late Anna Rossetti, Pasquale, Antonio, Vincenza, Gennaro and Luigi Trotta and cherished grandfather of Madeline, Benjamin, Amelia, Andrea, Chase, Samuel, Miles and the late Baby Stephen. He is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews. 

Family and friends will honor Vittorio’s life by gathering at the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home, 971 Saratoga St, Boston, MA 02128 on Sunday, July 14 from 2 to  6 p..m. A Funeral Mass in celebration of Vittorio’s life will take place on Monday morning at 10 at Sacred Heart Church, Brooks St., East Boston. Services will conclude with Vittorio being laid to rest at Holy Cross Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Kaplan Family Hospice House c/o Care Dimensions, 75 Sylvan St., Danvers, MA 01923.

Joan DiCenso

Longtime St. Joseph-St. Lazarus Parishioner

Joan (Cogliano) DiCenso of East Boston passed away on July 6.

A longtime St. Joseph- St. Lazarus parishioner, she was the beloved wife of Saverio DiCenso, dear sister of the late Joseph Barisano, Jeanette Martiniello, Rafaella Guarino, Elaine Cogliano and Eve Barisano and is also survived by many cherished nieces and nephews.

Family and friends will honor Joan’s life by gathering at the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home, 971 Saratoga Street, East Boston on Thursday, July 11 from 4 to 8 p.m. and again on Friday morning at 8:30 before leaving in procession to St. Joseph- St. Lazarus Church, 59 Ashely, Street, East Boston. Services will conclude with Joan being laid to rest at Holy Cross Cemetery in Malden. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to St. Joseph- St. Lazarus Church, 59 Ashely Street, East Boston MA 02128.

Nunzio Nicosia

Loved Spending Time with His Family and His Garden Was His True Passion

Nunzio Nicosia of Revere, formerly of East Boston, passed away on July 7 at the age of 84.

Nunzio took great pride in caring for his garden, which was his true passion.  Most of all, he enjoyed spending time with his family, especially playing a friendly game of cards.  He will be profoundly missed by his family and friends.  

Born on February 26, 1935 in Sicily, Italy to the late Lorenzo Nicosia and Nunzia DiMartino, he was the beloved husband of 51 years to Santa (Terreto), devoted father of Nancy Nicosia and her husband, Brian Chapman of Revere, Mary Nicosia and her husband, Kevin Mahoney of Winthrop and Lorenzo Nicosia of Waltham; cherished grandfather of Lia, Eliana and Nicholas Chapman and dear brother of the late Salvatore, Filippo, Michele, Grazia, Lorenzo, and Giuseppe.  He is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.  

His Funeral will be held from the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, 128 Revere St , Revere on Friday, July 12 at 9 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass at St. Anthony’s Church at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends are kindly invited.  A visitation will be held on Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m.  Entombment will be in Holy Cross Cemetery.  For guest book, please visit 

Albert Naumann

HVAC Steam Engineer

Albert E. “Albie” Naumann of East Boston died on July 7 at the age of 67.

A union HVAC Steam Engineer and a US Marine Corps Vietnam Veteran, he was the beloved husband of Aiko (Matayoshi), loving father of Erick Naumann and his wife, Erin of Boston, Alex Naumann and his wife, Kelley of Wakefield and Danny Naumann of Malden; son of the late Frederick  and Barbara (Rose) Naumann; brother of Freddy “Spike” Naumann and the late Daniel and Barbara Naumann. He is also survived by four grandchildren: Brayden, Avery, A.J. and Clara.

Funeral from the Salvatore Rocco & Sons Funeral Home, 331 Main St., Everett, on Friday, July 12 at 9:30 a.m. A Prayer Service will be held in the funeral home at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends are kindly invited. Visiting hours will be Thursday, July 11 from 4 to 8 p.m. with complementary valet parking. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations in Albie’s memory may be made to Boston’s Wounded Veterans: Attn: Vet Ride, ITAM, Post 6, 60 Paris Street, E. Boston, MA  02128 or

For more information: 1-877-71-ROCCO or 

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