Former Proprietor of Golden Images in East Boston and Seaside Salon in Winthrop
Funeral Services were held privately for Kimberly L. Fisher, who died unexpectedly in her home in East Boston on May 22. She was 53 years old.
Kim was born and raised in the Jeffries Point section of East Boston and was a graduate of Boston Preparatory School, Class of 1984. Immediately following graduation, she enrolled in beauty school and became a licensed hairdresser and makeup artist.
Kim was an extremely hard-working woman and her talent and drive led her to become a top tier hairdresser. She immediately had a large following due to her craft and purely her personality. She was witty, feisty, warm and kind and that allowed her to have many successes in business. People simply loved her and she loved them.
She also worked for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in the Auditor’s Division as an administrative assistant. She left her position in the Auditor’s division to broaden her horizons by purchasing “Golden Images” in East Boston, a Tanning and Nail Salon and Clothing Boutique. Her vision brought the salon to a new level and always had the latest women’s swimwear, women’s clothing line and accessories. She enjoyed what she was doing and had a natural knack for business. While operating her business, she still was working as a hairdresser next door on Bennington St. at Hair 2001. She would later sell Golden Images and open another hair and nail salon in Winthrop, Seaside Salon.
The birth of her son, Nicholas, was without a doubt the happiest day of her life. She loved being a mother and it meant so much to her. She eventually worked several days a week as a hairdresser at various salons, but due to her declining health, she was forced to stop working completely.
Kim had many talents and passions in life. She was a phenomenal cook and everything she made was delicious. She was also a gracious host for the holidays, birthdays and cookouts. She liked to travel and visit new places. Anyone who knew Kim would always see her looking stunning and in a new outfit. She loved fashion and was a very savvy shopper. Lastly, Kim was a fond lover of all sorts of animals, but especially dogs.
Kim will always be remembered as a person with a gentle face, a beautiful smile and a loving heart. She is now safely home in heaven, she will be missed, her memory will be shared and she will always be loved.
She was the beloved daughter of Edith (Petrillo) Fisher and the late Robert L. Fisher; the loving mother of Nicholas J. Bitto of Revere; cherished sister of Robert L. Fisher and his late wife, Audrey M. of Winthrop, David A. Fisher of Revere and Danny Smith and his wife, Patricia K. of Melrose; dear aunt of Robert L. Fisher, Alexandria Fisher and Zachary S. Fisher, all of Winthrop, David A. Fisher of Revere, Justin S. Smith and Matthew J. Smith of Melrose. She is also lovingly survived by her two Maltese companions, Sissy and MoJo and by many other loving friends, family and extended family.
In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the MSPCA – Angell Office of Development, 350 South Huntington Ave. Boston, MA 02130 or mspca.org. To send online condolences, please visit www.vertucciosndsmith.com. Funeral Arrangements under the care and direction of the Vertuccio & Smith, Home for Funerals, Revere.
Atty. Michael A. Laurano, III
Well Known Boston and North Shore Attorney
Attorney Michael A. Laurano, III, 77, was born on January 30, 1943 at Norfolk, Virginia where his Dad was assigned to the U.S. Navy Base.
He spent the early years of his life as a resident of Orient Heights, East Boston until making the move to Newbury, Massachusetts in 1993.
He attended St. Mary, Star of the Sea, Grammar School, East Boston graduating in 1957. He was a graduate of Sacred Heart High School, East Boston, Class of 1961 and an alumnus of Boston College, Class of 1965 and then went on to graduate from Boston University School of Law in 1968.
As a young man, he developed a keen interest in politics, which drove him into a successful campaign for the Democratic Ward Committee.
He began his law career with the late Attorney Joseph Oteri in Downtown Boston. However, soon he set his shingle out at 71-73 Meridian St., East Boston, the home of the Michael A. Laurano Insurance Agency. The agency was founded by his paternal grandfather in 1923, maintained and carried on by Michael A. Laurano, Jr. (Attorney Laurano’s father) and subsequently carried on by Attorney Laurano until 2011. Michael continued his practice of law until his failing health made it impossible to fulfill his duties in 2018.
Michael’s interests were vast and most interesting. He was a student of everything and anything and would have the ability to teach the subject with thorough knowledge and deliverance. He held an uncanny appreciation for his Italian heritage, particularly for the history and language of his forefathers.
Michael was fluent in English, Italian and Spanish. He was an excellent chef, baker, gardener and teacher. From a very early age, his love for antiques and antiquities was unmatched. However, above and beyond, was his dedication and love of family and extended family.
He carried a wealth of precise information regarding art and the sciences. As an avid reader, he would begin and complete reading a book in the same evening. He was a remarkable self-taught musician, mostly and especially in piano, organ and the mandolin.
Michael played organ for the 4 p.m., Saturday, Weekly Mass at St. Pius Chapel in the Don Orione Nursing Center in East Boston for 10 years. He was fascinated with the old “roller pianos” of which one was always in the finished playroom at 719 Bennington St.
The Laurano home was always the go-to place for a party, gathering, fun and music. Yes, always music, and of course, after all, Michael’s mother was the founder and Senior Teacher of the Lillian Arden Chiampa Laurano School of Dance & Performing Arts, which made its home over the family insurance agency for over 65 years.
Attorney Michael A. Laurano, III was a frequent traveler to Europe and especially to Italy and the small real to life villages in Avellino, from whence his ancestors came. Aside from the sights that most travel to, Michael made it mandatory to locate and visit with the Chiampa and Laurano cousins.
Michael’s memberships included The Boston Athenaeum, The Justinian Society, the Dante Aligheri Society. He was a Founder and member of the East Boston Historical Society from the late 1960s until the time of his passing. He was also a member of Riverfront Marina of Newbury, MA and a member of Fitton Council, K of C 84 of East Boston.
The precious son of the late Boston Deputy Fire Chief Michael A. Laurano, Jr. and Lillian Arden Chiampa Laurano, he was the treasured brother of Jeannine A. Lesburt and her husband, Henry of Pompano Beach, FL and Karyn A. Laurano of Peabody; cherished uncle of Eric M. and Erin E. Trigilio, Attorneys Marc E. and Leigh R. Trigilio, Peter M. Vadala, David L. and Erin Vadala. “Uncle Michael” will be unforgettable to his grandnieces: Liliana, Carlina, Amalia, Aria and Mia. He was the beloved friend and companion of Ellen C. Hynes. He deeply loved his faithful Welsh Terrier, Reggie Barney, III. He was also the valued cousin of the late George E. McGee, Jr. and many other loving Laurano and Chiampa cousins.
A Private Funeral Mass was celebrated on Tuesday, June 2 at St. Adelaide Church of Peabody, followed by a Private Committal Service at Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden in accordance with the mandates and regulations issued by the Comm. of MA and the Boston Archdiocese regarding the ongoing pandemic. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made in support of the Mass General Center for Lymphoma in honor of Dr. Ronald Takvorian. Checks may be mailed to Massachusetts General Development Office, Attn: Tyrone Latin, 125 Nashua St., Ste. 540, Boston, MA 02114. Checks should be made payable to “MGH Center for Lymphoma.”
To send online condolences, please visit www.vertucciosndsmith.com. Funeral Arrangements under the care and direction of the Vertuccio & Smith, Home for Funerals, Revere.
Of East Boston
Aaron M. “Sway” Souza, 42, of East Boston, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, May 30.
He was the cherished son of Dorothy Kelly and the late Michael Souza, beloved husband of Kristen Connelly, loving father of Aaron Souza Jr., Trenton Souza and Gianna Souza, caring brother of Rene Souza and adored uncle of Tyler Therrien and Isabella Hammond. Aaron was predeceased by his grandparents, Diana and Joseph Souza.
Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, services are private. At the family’s request, please OMIT flowers. Donations may be made in Aaron’s memory to the Alzheimer’s Association by visiting www.alz.org
Of Stoughton, formerly of East Boston
Albina (Ferullo) Indorato of Stoughton, formerly of East Boston, passed away peacefully on Sunday, May 31.
The beloved wife of the late Joseph Indorato, she was the loving mother of Anne Cuzzi and her husband, Richard of Revere, Salvatore and his late wife, Marilyn of Florida, Joseph and his wife, Sherrill of Winthrop and Donna and her husband, Richard of Stoughton. Albina was one of eleven children and is survived by her only living sibling, Eleanor Bitto of Saugus. She was the cherished nana of six grandchildren, eight great grandchildren and the late Stephen Cuzzi, two great great grandchildren and by many nieces and nephews.
Due to the Covid -19 Pandemic, services will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations in Albina’s memory can be made to the Alzheimer’s Association 309 Waverly Oak Rd., Waltham, MA 02452. Messages of condolence to the family can be placed on our memory wall. Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery in Everett. www.vazzafunerals.com
Server at Tavern in the Square, Boston
Stephen Cuzzi, born and raised in East Boston, passed away suddenly on May 10. at the age of 27.
Stephen worked as a Server at Tavern in the Square in Boston.
He leaves behind his loving mother, Lynn Cuzzi, his father, Joseph Laurenza, grandparents, Anne and Richard Cuzzi of Revere, uncle, Stephen Cuzzi of Rhode Island, great grandmother, Albina Indorato and Godmother ,Jennifer Noftle. He was the great grandson of Isabella and Luigi Cuzzi of East Boston and Joe Indorato. He is also survived by many loving great aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.
Stephen’s service was held at Boston Cremation in Malden on Tuesday, May 26. Due to COVID-19, viewing was held by immediate family and close friends in a private service. A celebration of Stephen’s life will be held at a later date.
Loved Spending Time with Family and Friends
Eleanor D. (Andreottola) Mancini, 96, a lifelong resident of Revere died on May 17.
Born on December 3, 1923 to Francesco and Mary (Tempesta), she was the beloved wife of the late Victor J., devoted mother of Victor F. and his wife, Carol of Salem, Mary Buonfiglio and her husband, Paul of Revere, Corrine Hadden and her husband, Gregory of Maine; cherished grandmother of Monique Sullivan and her husband, Kevin, Christopher Mancini and his wife, Stacie, Paul Buonfiglio and his wife, Stacey, Jennifer Buonfiglio-Purrington, Victor Buonfiglio and his wife, Carrie, Gregory Hadden and his wife, Rachel, David Hadden and Jessica Stokes and her husband, Colin. She was the dear sister of the late Nicholas Andreottola and his wife, Frances, Frances Murphy and her husband, Fran and Anthony “Strum” Andreottola and his wife, Claire. She is also survived by 15 loving great-grandchildren, three great-great-grandchildren and by many nieces and nephews whom she cherished, including her sister Frances’ daughters, Patricia Kyle, Maureen Tuttavilla and the late Mary Lyn Colannino and their children who were like daughters and grandchildren.
Eleanor truly enjoyed spending time with family and friends, especially during Sunday dinners, Christmas Eve and the annual family 4th of July celebration, which was the highlight of her summer.
In accordance with the CDC’s current restrictions on social gatherings due to Covid – 19 all services will be private. In lieu of flowers donations, may be made to the Jimmy Fund at danafarber.jimmyfund.org . Family and friends are encouraged to leave a message or share a memory in the online guestbook at www.Buonfiglio.com.
Corey Ford Abrams
Tireless Worker and Creative Entrepreneur
Corey Ford Abrams passed away unexpectedly on May 31.
Corey was son to Kim (Canniff) and Hal Ford Abrams, both of Revere and was born on February 27, 1976.
He was a proud Beachmont native and a graduate of St. Dominic Savio High School, Class of 1994. Corey married his high school sweetheart, Kristin (Parillo) Abrams in 1996. The couple began their family in Revere, later residing in Reading.
Corey worked as a landscaper and real estate agent with Century 21 Mario Real Estate. He started his landscaping business at the age of 12 and successfully grew the business for over 30 years. Corey also worked as a property manager of a forty-unit residential development. A tireless worker and creative entrepreneur, Corey invested in real estate and maintained a seasonal Christmas Tree business in Winthrop.
He was dedicated to his work and providing for his family. He was also very active in both his hometown of Revere and then in Reading. Corey coached softball, baseball, hockey and traveled the country with his girls’ cheering teams.
He was an avid community volunteer, always being the first to help. More than anything, Corey enjoyed spending time with his family. On any given Sunday he would be with his wife, Kristin and their children, enjoying a meal and watching the Red Sox or Patriots. Corey was an avid Boston sports fan. Taking his kids to Fenway was what he loved most.
Corey took pride in his home. He spent many weekends in the yard with the kids, growing vegetables in his prized garden. Corey loved music and will be remembered for his famous dance moves to his favorite singers.
Corey had a great sense of humor. He could light up a room and always knew just what to say to make you smile. He had an infectious laugh like no other.
Corey was an amazing husband, father, son, brother, uncle and friend to so many lucky people. He was kind and compassionate. He was so full of life and love. To know him was to love him.
Corey leaves a legacy of his most loving family: his beloved wife, Kristin (Parillo) Abrams of Reading and their five children: Kailynn and her fiancé, Brendan Alford, Brianne, Madyson, Aiden and Logan. Corey is also survived by his parents, Kim (Canniff) Abrams and Hal Abrams of Revere, his sister, Kerri (Abrams) Perullo and Francis Perullo of Lexington. Corey also leaves behind adoring nieces and nephews: Zachary Micciche, Arya Parillo, Paige Rampelberg, Olivia and Jack Perullo.
In accordance with the CDC’s current restrictions on gatherings due to Covid-19, all services will be held privately. Interment will be at Puritan Lawn Memorial Park. For guest book please visit www.buonfiglio.com
A Kind, Loving, Generous and Decent Man
Mark Ingersoll of Lynn formerly of East Boston, passed away suddenly on May 21at the age of 46.
Mark was a kind, loving, generous and decent man. I have not known anyone who gave so much of himself. He truly cared, maybe too much for our society. He gave to his friends, family and his job even though he was constantly battling with his own life challenges. He never seemed to find the right path even though he tried so many things to find peace. Mark truly loved his beautiful daughter, Molli, she was the light of his life and he would do anything to make her life good. Molli came to stay with her dad on Tuesdays and some weekends, they lived in an apartment in my house. Bob and I got to have a wonderful bonus having Mark and Molli around us. It was hard for Mark to make and stick to rules with Molli. So he created many interesting ways to make things happen. One of my favorites was when Molli told me she and her Dad where having a folding party and did I want to see it, so I went downstairs and she had made a sign to go into her room to a party. In her room was a blanket laid out on the floor with all the laundry for her and Dad to fold. I wish I had taken a picture to save – the party it was priceless.
Although Mark became a practicing Buddhist and believed in the afterlife and that we choose who we become after death, he respected my faith. He told me a few weeks ago when he began to suffer from depression that he went to the Catholic Church which was closed and put the church music on loud in front of the church and just sat in the car. He said people passing by just smiled and gave him the thumbs up. That was Mark when he could be himself.
When the pandemic, began Mark went out and bought a ton of food not for himself but to share with neighbors and people in need. He mostly ordered takeout food for himself and Molli.
I loved him so very much and I am not sure how I will survive without Mark. But a great friend once told me when I had a crisis – to take one day at a time and just put one foot in front of the other and I will find my way. I could go on forever but I want to end by saying thank you to all of you who wish Mark a safe journey in his afterlife.
He was the loving father of Molli Bijou Ingersoll and her mother, Susan Hickey; cherished son of Rita (McDonough) and the late Charles Ingersoll Jr.; dear brother of Church Ingersoll II and his partner, Tish Smith, David Ingersoll and his wife, Selina; adored uncle of Courtney and Keagan and is also survived by many loving aunts, uncles, family and friends. In accordance with the rules and regulations on congregations and gatherings due to COVID-19, all services will be held for the immediate family privately. A celebration of Mark’s life will be held at a later date.