Obituaries 04-01-2020

Leopold Buono

Of Winthrop, formerly of East Boston

Leopold A. “Leo” “Butchie” Buono of Winthrop, formerly of East Boston, passed away on March 28.

He was the beloved husband of Claire (Gillis) Buono, loving father of Tara Buono (Stackhouse) and Jillian Emma Buono and  Nicholas Leo Buono, all of Winthrop; dear brother of Francine Billet of New York, James Buono and his wife, Rita of East Boston and Rosalind Faretra and her husband, Joseph of Winthrop. He is also survived by three loving grandchildren: Nicolette Stackhouse, Jaden – Helen Stackhouse and Michael Stackhouse and by many loving nieces and nephews.

Butchie will be laid to rest on Friday April 3, 2020.

In accordance with the CDC, Mass. Department of Public Health, Archdiocese of Boston guidelines and local restrictions on gatherings and congregations due to COVID-19, all services will be held for the immediate family privately. If you have any questions or would like to express your condolences please contact the Ruggiero Funeral Home during normal business hours or leave a message for the family on the tribute wall at www.ruggieromh.com.

Walter William McDonough

Retired Boston Firefighter, Loved by Family and Friends

Walter William McDonough, 76, of East Boston, passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on March 26.

Walter was a retired Boston Fire Fighter, United States Marine Corps. veteran, and longtime member of the East Boston ITAM. In retirement, Walter was a bee keeper and many of us enjoyed his East Boston honey.

He was the cherished son of the late Walter A. and Alice (Coilty) McDonough, beloved husband of the late Jane (Tiernan) McDonough, dear brother of Alice Ann and her husband, Robert Phillips of Braintree and Rita Ingersoll of Saugus and the late Steven McDonough of Lawrence, formerly of East Boston. He is also survived by his devoted nephew, Chuck Ingersoll and by many loving nieces and nephews.

A Memorial Mass will be held at a later date. In accordance with the CDC, Mass. Department of Public Health, Archdiocese of Boston guidelines and local restrictions on gatherings and congregations due to COVID-19, all services will be held for the immediate family privately. Arrangements are with the personal care of the Ruggiero Funeral Home, East Boston.

 Arrangements are with the personal care of Ruggiero Family Memorial Home 617 569 0990.    For more information or to sign an online condolence,  please visit: www.ruggieromh.com.

Steven Mandolese

Long Time Mechanic

Steven “Steve” Mandolese of Barnstead, NH, formerly of Everett, died on March 28, 2020 at the age of 64.  

Steve was a mechanic for many years and enjoyed countless hours working on his own cars.  When he wasn’t working on cars, you could find him on the lake or pond with a line in the water.  He would do anything for his family and relished the time he spent with his granddaughter.

Born in Revere on January 24, 1956 to Juliette (Dotolo) and the late Robert Mandolese Sr.,  he was the beloved husband of Deborah “Debbie” (Dimeo), devoted father of Ignazio Falcone and his significant other ,Angela of Manchester NH,  Cassaundra Lopez of New Windsor, NY, Kevin Mandolese of Saugus and Jen Mandolese of Rochester, NH; cherished grandfather of Izabela Falcone; dear brother of Robert “Bob” Mandolese, Jr. and his wife, Cathy of North Andover, Deborah “Debbie” Mandolese of Everett, and the late Diane Mandolese.  He is also survived by his loving, extended family and his adored cats, Raja and Jasmine.  

In accordance with the CDC, Mass. Department of Public Health, Archdiocese of Boston guidelines and local restrictions on gatherings and congregations due to COVID-19, all services will be privately held.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the ASPCA, 424 East 92nd St, New York, NY 10128 or to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude PL, Memphis, TN 38105.  For guest book please visit www.Buonfiglio.com.

Angela Camarro

East Boston Golden Age Member

Angela C. (Schipellite) Camarro of Revere, formerly East Boston, passed away on Sunday, March 29, 2020.

Angela was a part of the East Boston Golden Age.

The beloved wife of the late Reno Camarro, she was the devoted mother of Gina F. Camarro and Paul Camarro Sr., both of Stoneham, cherished sister of Gaetano Schipellite of Quincy and adored grandmother of Paul Jr. and Giovanni. She is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.

In accordance with the CDC, Mass. Department of Public Health, Archdiocese of Boston guidelines and local restrictions on gatherings and congregations due to COVID-19, all services will be held for the immediate family privately. Services will conclude with Angela being laid to rest with her beloved husband, Reno.

If you have any questions or would like to express your condolences please contact the funeral home 617-569-0990 during normal business hours or leave a message for the family on the tribute wall on  www.ruggieromh.com. You may also send a spiritual or card of sympathy to the family in care of the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home.

Barbara Ceconi

Her Legacy Will Inspire All Who Knew Her

The extraordinary life of Barbara Ceconi ended with her passing on March 26, 2020.

Barbara was born October 23, 1958 to Lucille (DeCarlo) and Arthur Ceconi in North Tarrytown, New York. She graduated from Pocantico Hills Central School, Sleepy Hollow High School, and earned a B.A. from Amherst College and MSW from Boston College.

Barbara lived her adult life in the Boston area, mostly in Brookline, a community she loved and embraced and it genuinely embraced her.

Barbara is survived by her brothers Arthur Ceconi Jr. of Montville, NJ and Tom Ceconi of Fairfield, CT, an aunt, Joan (DeCarlo) Sypher of Mahopac, NY, her sisters-in-law, Eileen (Martyn) Ceconi and Connie (Fiengo) Ceconi, nieces, Lisa, Moira, Anne, Eileen, Christa, Sophia, nephew Sam, and numerous cousins and friends.

The Ceconi/DeCarlo family is quite large and is filled with many accomplished people in virtually every profession and walk of life. That said, the line for the most accomplished in the family starts behind Barbara. She was able to overcome many obstacles to live independently, create a meaningful business, and develop a group of close friends that lasted a lifetime.

She loved the Brookline community, walking with her guide dogs, working at the Museum of Science, educating school children on accessibility issues, the bookstore, meeting friends for coffee and just enjoying life. Her legacy will continue to inspire all those who knew her, especially her nieces and nephew.

A memorial service will be held at a later time. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be sent to The Guiding Eyes for the Blind, 611 Granite Springs Road, Yorktown, N.Y. 10598. Arrangements were entrusted to the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, Revere. For guest book please visit www.buonfiglio.com.   

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