Obituaries 09-11-2019

Robert Anthony Dell’Orfano

East Boston HVAC Businessman

Robert Anthony Dell’Orfano, age 81, died on Sunday, Sept. 1.

Bob was born in East Boston on Dec. 7, 1937 and was married to Patty McDonough. He was the son of Anthony Dell’Orfano and Mary Almond of East Boston, brother of Peter Dell’Orfano and Valerie Dell’Orfano.

Bob was a proud Veteran of the United States Navy and was in the HVAC business in East Boston.

Bob was blessed by his dedicated wife, Patty and his six wonderful children: Susan Skolarus and her husband, Ed of Manhattan Beach, CA, Sheila Kubisch and her husband,

Rob of Winnipeg, Canada, Michelle Devereaux and her husband, Jay of Groton, Tricia Endicott and her husband, Jeff of Apex, NC, Bobby Dell’Orfano of Boston and Michael Dell’Orfano and his wife, Dionne of Charlotte, NC.

He was also ‘Grandpa’ to 10 grandchildren; Endea, Mia, Johnny, Joey, Alina, Ryan, Matthew, Andrew, Jayme and Joseph.

Services will be private.  Arrangements are with the personal care of Ruggiero Family Memorial Home 617 569 0990. For more information, visit:

Carmela Barrile

Of East Boston, Formerly of Italy

Carmela (Giusto) Barrile of East Boston passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family on Tuesday, Sept. 3 at the age of 79.

Carmela was born in Enna, Italy on Aug. 28, 1940 to Calogero and Francesca (Gatto) Giusto. She was the beloved wife of the late Vincenzo Barrile, devoted mother of Salvatore Barrile and Bonnie MacEachern of East Boston, Calogero Barrile and his wife, Vickie of Revere and Giovanna Mirasolo and her husband, Frank of Chelmsford; dear sister of Giuseppina Gruttadauria and her late husband, Joseph and Maria Labaki and her husband, John; cherished grandmother of Vincenzo, Gianna, Talia and Isabella. She is also survived by many loving extended family members, nieces and nephews both in the US and in Italy.

Funeral arrangements were by the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home, East Boston. Services concluded with Carmela’s entombment with her beloved husband Vincenzo at Holy Cross Cemetery in Malden. For more information, please visit

Amalia A. Cerrone

Formerly of East Boston

Amalia A. (Buccella) Cerrone of Revere formerly of East Boston passed away peacefully on September 9.

Beloved wife of Enrico Cerrone of Revere. Devoted mother of Lina Lencion and husband Michael of Walpole and Diana Cerrone of Revere. Dear sister of Guido Buccella, Antonetta Buccella, Maria Puglielli, Roberto Buccella, Elena DiLeonardo, and the late Paolo and Pietro Buccella. Adored grandmother of Ariana, Nicholas and Matthew.

Also survived by many loving nieces and nephews. Family and friends will honor Amalia’s life by gathering at the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home on Monday September 16, from 6  to 8 p.m. and again Tuesday morning at 8:30 a.m. before leaving in procession to St. Joseph- St. Lazarus Church for a 10 a.m. mass celebrating Amalia’s life.

Flowers are appreciated or memorial donations in Amalia’s name can be made to a charity of your choice.

David Ferreira

One of God’s “Special Children”

Services and interment have been held for David Ferreira, formerly of East Boston and Somerville, who passed in the Eastpointe Rehabilitation & Skilled Care Center of Chelsea on Tuesday, Sept. 3 following a long struggle with lung cancer, congestive heart failure and emphysema. He was 61 years old.

Born and raised in Chelsea, he spent most of his life in the East Boston area. David was one of God’s “special children,” living and appreciating all that God had bestowed upon him through the devotion of his siblings and friends. He was a longtime member of the East Boston Social Center where he attended Connections Social Events for years. There, he had many friends who gave him much joy. He eagerly

collected action DVDs and horror movies. He was an “A” fan of the Boston Red Sox regardless of the

rather poor time, they are having. And also, as so many other Red Sox fans, David enjoyed going out to

long lunches or early suppers with a group for a feast of hot dogs and popcorn.

Dressing nicely was also one of David’s hallmarks, especially with his many fine leather coats and matching hats.

He was the beloved son of the late Arthur A. Ferreira and the late Gloria (Curzi) Ferreira of East Boston; the  cherished brother to Arthur A. Ferreira and his wife, Sharon of Bend, Oregon, Patricia Ferreira of West Roxbury, Theresa “Terry” Salerno and her husband, Nicholas of Orient Heights, East Boston, Phyllis Hawkins and her husband, Robert of Hollywood, Florida, Emily Murray and her husband, Mark of West Boylston, MA and Lawrence Mangone and his wife, Olga of Winthrop and he also leaves many loving cousins, nephews and nieces throughout the North Shore Community.

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Eastpointe Rehabilitation & Skilled Care Center, 255 Central Ave., Chelsea, MA 02151. Please visit

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