Obituaries 11-06-2019

Lori DiStefano

A Free Spirited, Kind Hearted Person Who Will Be Missed by All

Lori DiStefano of Revere passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, Oct, 31.Lori was free-spirited, kind hearted person.

She was the life of the party and enjoyed going out for a good time with her friends and family. She adored “her boys” and never passed down any opportunity to spend time with them. She will be missed by all. 

She was the loving daughter of Robert and Anne (DiFronzo) DiStefano of Revere, devoted mother of Anthony, Geno and Christopher Ciano, all of Revere; dear sister of Robert DiStefano of Lynn, Paul DiStefano of Revere and Lisa Falzone and her husband, Robert of East Boston; adored grandmother of Ava Ciano and the beloved fiancé of William Cormier. She was the former wife of Edward Ciano, cherished aunt of Vanessa, Jessica, Brian Falzone and Dominique, Robert and Joseph DiStefano. Funeral arrangements were by the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home, East Boston. Lori was laid to rest at Holy Cross Cemetery in Malden. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place Memphis TN 38105, 800-805-5856. For more information, please visit

Richard Petrillo

Lifelong East Boston Resident

Richard E. Petrillo, a life-long resident of East Boston, passed away on Nov. 1 at the age of 84.

He was the devoted father of Diane Scarpa and her husband, Gino of Wakefield, Richard Petrillo and his wife, Laura of Stoneham and Julie Figueroa and her husband, Mark of Arizona, dear brother of Louis Petrillo of Winthrop and the late Henry Petrillo and cherished grandfather of Gianna, Sophia, Dario, Ryan, Braeden, Sarah, Kaitlin and Matthew. He is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.

Family and friends will honor Richard’s life by gathering at the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home, 971 Saratoga St., East Boston for a Memorial Gathering on Saturday, Nov. 9 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. A Memorial Service will be held at the conclusion of the gathering at 11 the Serenity Chapel of the Memorial Home followed by a procession to Holy Cross Cemetery in Malden where Richard’s remains will be entombed with his beloved parents, Henry and Mary.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Richard’s memory to East Boston Neighborhood Health Center Donations Program ATTN: Steve Snyder Neighborhood PACE Program 10 Gove St., East Boston, MA 02128 or

Joseph Bagley

Longtime Salesman at Lappen’s Auto Parts in Revere

Family and friends are invited to attend a visitation today, Wednesday, Nov.6 at Sacred Heart Church, 45 Brooks St., East Boston beginning at 9 a.m. for R. Joseph Bagley, who passed away unexpectedly on Oct. 30. He was 71 years old. A Funeral Mass will follow immediately at 10 a.m. and Joseph will be privately laid to rest with his parents at Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett.

Joe was born and raised in East Boston. He was educated in Boston Public Schools and was a proud graduate of East Boston High School, Class of 1966. After high school, Joe had a deep fascination for automobiles and worked in the auto parts field to broaden his knowledge. He was a model employee for several local area auto parts stores. His customer service skills were exemplary and he spent over 25 years working at Lappen’s Auto Parts in Revere.

Joe led a very simplistic life and was an extremely humble and faithful man. He was a very dedicated Boston Sports Fan and especially loved the Boston Red Sox.

The loving son of the late Robert J. Bagley and Mary M. (Perry) Bagley, he was the beloved brother of Margaret E. “Marge” Chiaraluce of Swampscott and her late husband, Alfred Chiaraluce; cherished uncle of Philip A. Caponigro, Joseph S. Caponigro and his wife, Kelly and Carlo E. Caponigro and his wife, Francesca; dear granduncle of Joseph Caponigro and his wife, Brittany, Katelyn Gillis and her husband, Andrew, Gina, Natalie, Jaymie and John Caponigro and great granduncle of Joseph and Jackson. He is also lovingly survived by many Bagley cousins and other family and friends.

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Little Sisters of the Poor, 186 Highland Ave., Somerville, MA 02143. Funeral Arrangements are under the care and direction of the Vertuccio & Smith, Home for Funerals of Revere. To send online condolences, please visit

Alvina MacCormack

Lifelong Resident of East Boston

Alvina (Thibeault) MacCormack, a life-long resident of East Boston, passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family at the Sunrise of Burlington Assisted Living, on Nov. 2 at the age of 90.

She was the beloved wife of the late Joseph MacCormack, devoted mother of Joyce Segale and her husband, Victor of Rutland, Vermont, Brian MacCormack of Nahant, Jane Rodgers and her husband, Christopher of Wakefield, and the late Thomas MacCormack and his surviving wife, Joyce of Wakefield; dear sister of the late Henrietta Thibeault, Bertina MacCormack, Edward Thibeault, Elizabeth Gotgart and Joseph Thibeault; cherished grandmother of Jacqueline MacCormack-Gagnon, Joseph MacCormack, Andrew MacCormack, Ryan MacCormack, Conor MacCormack, Kimberly MacCormack, Hannah Rodgers, Alec Rodgers and Nolan Rodgers and adored great-grandmother of eight.

Family and friends will honor Alvina’s life by gathering at the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home, 971 Saratoga St., East Boston on Sunday, Nov. 10 from 12 (NOON) to 2 p.m. A funeral service will be held in the Serenity Chapel of the Memorial Home at 2 p.m. Alvina will be laid to rest with her beloved husband Joseph in VA National Cemetery, Bourne on Tuesday, Nov. 12 at 10:45 a.m.

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