Obituaries 07-24-2019

Alfonso Contrada

Barber Extraodinaire

Alfonso Contrada of East Boston passed away peacefully on July 16.

Alfonso was a barber extraodinaire at Paul’s Barber Shop in Chelsea for over forty years.

He was the beloved husband of the late Giovanna (Polcaro) Contrada, devoted father of Giovanni of Milano, Italy and East Boston and cherished brother of the late Fioreavanti Contrada of Italy. He is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home, (Orient Heights) East Boston. Alfonso was laid to rest with his beloved wife at Woodlawn Cemetery Mausoleum.

Gregory Badolato

Former Proprietor of Badolato Trucking

A Funeral Mass was celebrated on Friday, July 12,          in the Immaculate Conception Church, Revere for Gregory Badolato, who died at his home in Revere surrounded by his loving family, on Tuesday, July 9 following a long illness. He was 91 years old.

Greg was born in East Boston and the family moved to Revere a short time later. He was raised and educated in Revere, then began to work in the family business, Badolato Trucking, Inc. in Chelsea, that was founded by his father, Francesco Badolato in the early 1920’s. Greg proudly worked alongside his brothers and diligently learned the trucking business, later becoming a partner.

Greg has remained in Revere for the past 80 years. It is where he began his life with his wife and where together they raised their family. His family remembers him as a dedicated, loving and extremely hard-working man who took excellent care of his family. Family was paramount for Greg and it was always his home where the celebrations and holidays were held.

He was the beloved husband of Vincella “Dolly” (DiLiegro) Badolato of Revere (they would have celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary together) and the devoted and loving father of Frank G. Badolato of Stow, John M. Badolato and his wife, Denise M. of Tewksbury, Denise A. Ferrara and her husband, Ronald, Doreen M. Gordon and her husband, Matthew, all of Lynnfield and the late Deborah M. Badolato;  the cherished grandfather of Christopher Badolato, Melissa Civilk and her husband, Peter, Kristina Carroll, Diana Badolato, Toni DiNanno, Tiffany Stec and her husband, Ryan, Tiana Badolato, Ronald Ferrara, Jr., Risa Ferrara, Denise Levey and her husband, Mitchell, Myla Gordon, Matthew Gordon and his wife, Sarah and Kyle Gordon and the late John M. Badolato, Jr.; dear brother of the late Dominic, Joseph, James Badolato and Theresa Schettani. He is also lovingly survived by 11 great-grandchildren and by nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.   

Remembrances may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-9959.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the care of Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, Revere. For additional information, visit:

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