Obituaries 08-28-2019

Lorenzo Giangregorio

Of East Boston

Lorenzo Giangregorio of East Boston passed away peacefully in Amesbury on Aug. 23

He was the beloved husband of the late Giovanna (Giamarco) Giangregorio, devoted father of Ralph, Pat, Marilyn Orlowski and the late Michael and Marco; loving grandfather of Ralph, Michael, Matthew and Lindsey, Jarett, Rachel, Franco, Lorenzo, Victoria and Michael Jr. and adored great grandfather of Anthony, Lorenzo and Sophia; the dear brother of Silvio, Carmine and the late Antonio and he is also survived by many fond nieces and nephews.

Family and friends will honor Lorenzo’s life by gathering at the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home, 971 Saratoga St. (Orient Heights) East Boston today, Wednesday, Aug. 28 from 4 to 8 p.m. and again on Thursday morning for a prayer service in the Serenity Chapel of the funeral home at 10 a.m. The services will conclude with Lorenzo being laid to rest with his beloved wife in Pine Grove Cemetery, Lynn. May they both rest in peace. Flowers are appreciated or memorial donations may be made to Alzheimers Assoc. 309 Waverly Oaks Rd. Waltham, MA 02452. For more information, please visit:

Ernest Torgersen

Lifetime Member of DAV; Past Member of Local 151 and St. Mary’s Mens Club

Ernest J. Torgersen of East Boston passed away peacefully on August 17.

Ernie was a US Navy veteran of the Korean conflict, a life time member of the DAV, past member of the local 151 and the St. Mary’s Mens Club.

He was the beloved husband of the late Jean (McWilliams) Torgersen, devoted father of Therese Guzman of Everett, Ernest and Robert of East Boston, Stephen of Easton, Ronald of Manchester, NH and Joseph of Georgetown and adored grandfather of eight. He also leaves many loving nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home, Orient Heights East Boston. For more information, please visit

Laurence ‘Mickey’ Stack

US Air Force Korean War Veteran

Laurence M. “Mickey” Stack of Winthrop, formerly of East Boston and Revere, passed away peacefully on Aug. 13.

A US Air Force Korean War veteran, he was the loving son of the late Lawrence and Helen (Morrissey) Stack, dear brother of Ellen McGilvary of Winthrop and the late David Stack, Paul Stack and his surviving wife, Gloria, James “Jimmy” Stack and his surviving wife, Lorraine, Dennis and Maureen Stack; cherished uncle of Jacqueline Charlebois, Shelley Stack, Brittany McDonough, Paula Stack, Tracy McKeone, Dennis Stack and the late John Stack and Alex Charlebois. Funeral arrangements were by Vazza’s “Beechwood”

Funeral Home, Revere. For guest book, please visit:

Mary Verro

Long Active in St. Lazarus Parish and East Boston Community Activities

Mary E. (Pirrello) Verro of East Boston passed away on Wednesday, Aug. 21. She was in her 97th year.

Mary was a long time devoted parishoner of St. Lazarus Parish and served for many years as the president of the Mt. Carmel society. She was a 50 year member of the Sons of Italy Sempre Avanti Lodge East Boston, serving as a president during those years and was also a director for the East Boston Camps over 50 years ago as well as a director of the Girl Scout Camp known as the Bee Hive. 

She was the beloved wife of the late Pasquale (Pat) Verro), devoted mother of Carl J. of East Boston, Frederick J. Verro of Danvers and Anita M. Verro, dear sister of Lucille Scolastico and was pre-deceased by four brothers. She was the adored grandmother of Matthew and great grandmother of Jordan and Brett.

Family and friends will honor Mary’s life by gathering at the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home, Orient Heights East Boston, today, Wednesday morning, August 28 at 8:30 a.m. before leaving in procession to St. Joseph-St. Lazarus Parish for a 10 a.m. Funeral Mass. Services will conclude with Mary being laid to rest at Puritan Lawn Memorial Park in Peabody.

Shawn McNeely

Member of East Boston Bowling Leagues

Shawn W. McNeely died unexpectedly in East Boston on August 18.

Shawn was a member of several bowling leagues at Central Lanes in East Boston and was a well loved personality in the community as well as all those he worked with.  

 The beloved son of the late Jean T. (O’Brien) and Theodore P. “Ted” McNeely, he was the loving brother of James A. McNeely of Revere and his late wife, Valerie (Malinowski), Sheila Coviello and her husband, Orlando of East Boston and the late Theodore D. “Teddy” McNeely. He is also survived by several nieces and nephews.

Shawn’s funeral was held on Thursday, August 22. His Funeral Mass was celebrated in Sacred Heart Church followed by interment in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. For additional information visit:

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