Obituaries 09-04-2019

Connie DiCesare

Former Building Superintendent of 30 Pratt Place, Revere

Certainly, residents and former residents of 30 Pratt Place, Revere, will long remember the Connie A. DiCesare, the feisty little lady who was superintendent of their building into her late 80’s. However, not only were her duties administrative, they were of all categories. “Connie” was the one they called at all hours of the day and night for faulty electric appliances to plumbing situations, which included clogged sinks, bathtubs and hoppers. Her response was always a quick  “ok, ok, I’ll fly right up….”

Her knowledge of maintenance came as a young girl on Chelsea St., East Boston, where she kept her parent’s properties in pristine shape.

Connie, who was 93, a 36-year resident of Revere and an East Boston native, passed in the early morning hours of Saturday, Aug. 24 at the Lafayette Nursing Horne of Marblehead as a result of complications arising from advanced Alzheimer’s Dementia.

All services were private and interment with her late beloved husband, Nunzio “Gunner” DiCesare, will be held in Las Vegas, Nevada.

She was the cherished mother of Frederick “Fred” DiCesare and his wife, Diane of Pembroke, Robert DiCesare and his late wife, Andrea of Brooklyn, NY and David DiCesare and his wife, Marsha of Salem;  the devoted grandmother to Traci, Jessica, Jason, Alyssa, Michael and Brendan. She is also lovingly survived by five great-grandchildren: Lawson, Andrea, Patrick, Abigail and Caroline. Many nieces and nephews also survive her. She was the daughter of the late Salvatore and Annunziata “Nancy” (Scherma) Minichiello and the sister of the late Ralph, Pasquale “Pat” and Salvatore Minichiello and the late Yolanda “Yola” Zecchino and Louise Tasha.

Please, in lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to The Brookhouse Home, 180 Derby St., Salem, MA 01970. For more information, please visit

Linda Marie Carlton

Of Revere, Formerly of East Boston

Linda Marie (Ferrante) Carlton, 67, of Revere, formerly of East Boston, passed away on Wednesday, Aug. 28. 

She was the cherished daughter of the late Pasquale and Carmella (Brangifortie) Ferrante, beloved wife of James E.  Carlton, loving mother of Giacomo Mannone and Joseph Carlton and his wife, Blakley; adored grandmother of Anthony and Kayla Mannone and Kennedy and Cash Carlton, great-grandmother of Isabella and Gabriella; caring sister of Anthony Ferrante and his wife, Peggy, Rosemarie Ferrante, Pasquale Ferrante Jr. and his wife, Susan and Phillip Ferrante.  She is also survived by many loving nieces, nephews and cousins. 

Family and friends will honor Linda’s life by gathering in Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, 262 Beach St., Revere on Thursday, Sept. 5 from 4 to 8 p.m. and again at 9:30 a.m. Friday, before leaving in procession to the Immaculate Conception Church in Revere for a Funeral Mass to be celebrated in her honor at 10:30 a.m.  Interment will follow at Woodlawn

Cemetery in Everett.  For guestbook and directions, please visit

Richard Pisani

Cheeks’ had a Cheerful Personality and Made Friends Everywhere he Went

Richard L. “Cheeks” Pisani passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, Aug. 30 surrounded by his family, after complications from heart disease. Although our hearts are heavy, we will celebrate his life and find comfort that he is at rest. He was 58 years old.

Born in Boston, he was the cherished son of Loreen M. (MacDonald) Mondello and the late Richard Pisani of Winthrop.

“Cheeks” had a cheerful personality and always made people around him laugh.

He made friends everywhere he went. Despite his illness, he always portrayed a positive attitude and wanted to help whoever he could.

We are beholden to Brown’s

Pharmacy for letting him use their store as a meeting place with old and new friends; it was the center of his social life.

Besides his mother, Richard leaves behind his brother, Robert A. Pisani and his wife, Lisa, his sister, Joyce DePippo, his brother, Dennis S. Stack and his wife, Robin, all of Winthrop and his nephews, Joseph and Matthew Pisani and Mario Pasco.

Family and friends are invited to share their memories of  ”Cheeks” with the family on Sunday, Sept. 8 from 4 to 7 the Maurice W. Kirby Funeral Home, 210 Winthrop St., Winthrop.

Richard’s family extends heartfelt thanks to the health-careprofessionals at The Beth Israel Hospital, Boston, for their care and commitment and to the staff of Hunt Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Danvers for all their kindness during his stay.

In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to the American Diabetes Association 260 Cochituate Rd, #200 Framingham, MA 01701. For guestbook, please visit:

Emma Summa

Retired Stop & Shop Florist and Active Volunteer

Emma P. “Butchie” Summa of Saratoga St., East Boston passed away at the West Revere Rehabilitation Center on Sept. 1. She was 75 years old.

Born in Winthrop, the beloved daughter of the late Christine (Todino) and Guy D’Angelico, she was a lifelong resident of East Boston and employed as a florist at the Stop and Shop in Revere prior to her retirement. She also volunteered at the East Boston Neighborhood Health Center as a greeter, worked the Bingo and the pizza program at the former St. Mary’s Star of the Sea Church in East Boston and was a lunch monitor at the East Boston Central Catholic School.

She was the devoted wife of Robert P. Summa, Sr. and the loving mother of Robert P. Summa, Jr. and his wife, Kathleen of Winthrop, dear sister of the late Michael D’Angelico and Christine D’Angelico and cherished grandmother of Nick and Alicia.

Family and friends are cordially invited to attend the visitation from the Caggiano-O’Maley-Frazier Funeral Home, 147 Winthrop St., Winthrop today, Thursday, Sept. 5 from 4 to 8 p.m. The funeral will be conducted from the funeral home on Friday, Sept. 6 at 9 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. John the Evangelist Church, 320 Winthrop St., Winthrop at 10 a.m. Committal will be private.

Memorial donations may be made the the East Boston Central Catholic School 69 London St., East Boston MA 02128.

For directions or to sign the online guestbook go to

Carmine Caporale

Retired Barber and Owner of Mr. C’s Barber Shop in East Boston

Carmine Caporale of Saugus, formerly of East Boston, passed away suddenly on Aug. 29 at the age of 76. 

Carmine and his family came to the United States in 1955 and he was raised in East Boston.  He owned Mr. C’s barbershop in East Boston for 46 years before recently retiring.  Carmine was a passionate, natural golfer with a beautiful swing.  He will be sorely missed by all who knew him.

Born in Sant’Angelo all’Esca, Italy on April 24, 1943 to the late Raffale and Elisa (Covuccia) Caporale, he was the beloved husband of 26 years to Beverly (Brown) Caporale, devoted father of Tanya Pellecchia-Sikorski and her husband, Stephen Sikorski of Melrose, cherished grandfather of Dante, Skylar, and Sloane; dear brother of Pasquale Caporale and his late wife, Carol of Stoneham and Mario Caporale and his wife, Nancy of Reading; adored uncle to Lisa, Michael, Anthony, Tina and great uncle to Joseph, Alex and Cora.  He is also survived by many loving cousins and friends.

Funeral arrangements were by the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, Revere.  Interment was in Woodlawn Cemetery.  For guest book please visit

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