Obituaries 08-05-2020

Carmen DePaulo

Proprietor of DePaulo Insurance and Accounting

Carmen J. DePaulo of East Boston passed away peacefully at the Katzman House on August 3.

Carmen was a proprietor of DePaulo Insurance Agent and Accounting since 1972.

He was the beloved husband of Laraine (Albano) DePaulo and the late Joan (Mercandante), devoted father of Stephen DePaulo and his wife, Maria of Texas, Thomas DePaulo and his wife, Sheila of East Boston, Claudia DePaulo of Texas and Gregory DePaulo and his wife, JoAnne of East Boston; cherished grandfather of Michael, Alivia, Giovanni, Ava, John, Ana Marie and Ryan.

A memorial service will be planned at a later date, please check back on our website for more information.

Christine Ann Promise

December 10, 1947-May 8, 2020

With great sadness, we announce the passing of our sister, Christine Ann (Doyle) Promise of Revere, formerly of East Boston, due to COVID-19.   

The second of four daughters of the late Ralph and Marion Doyle of East Boston, Christine is survived by her brothers: Jim Doyle of Agawam and Father Tom Doyle and her sisters, Maureen Doyle Flores and Kathleen Doyle and her husband, Jay Lifson, all of California. She was also the sister of the late Patty Doyle, cherished aunt of Kate Doyle of Westfield, David Flores, Kaitlin and Hannah Lifson and Carrie Lifson Macdonald; beloved Great Aunt of Nicholas and Samuel Florek, Jayden Lifson and her newest nephew, James Macdonald, born December, 2019.   

Christine was happily married to Rick Promise (deceased 2019) who she met at a Scrabble tournament she was hosting. Married for 27 years, Chris and Rick were united by their unwavering devotion and commitment to the Catholic faith and were active congregants of Our Lady of Lourdes Parish in Revere, where they wed in June 1993.   

Christine was class Valedictorian of both her high school (East Boston High School, 1965) and college (Boston State College, 1969) graduating classes, the latter to which she received a full academic scholarship. To ease the financial burden of her higher education, Chris worked weekends for four years in the gift-wrapping department at Jordan Marsh in downtown Boston.  She cherished the life-long friendships she made at school and at work.   

Following graduation from college, Christine worked in finance and was employed by John Hancock Insurance for more than two decades. Following her retirement from John Hancock, she worked as a special education assistant for the Revere school district.

She found the children delightful and her position there very rewarding.   

During her last years, Christine bravely and uncomplainingly faced many health challenges, including early onset Alzheimer’s disease. She often stated, “I don’t have a single thing to complain about. Nothing hurts, and I really feel fine.”  

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, no services will be held at this time. When restrictions are lifted, she and Rick will be interred together at the National Cemetery in Bourne, after which a celebration of both their lives will be held.   

Christine, you filled our lives with kindness, joy, love and laughter. Rest well dear sister. Your spirit lives on in all of us.  

Lucinda Lanzilli

Past Employee of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Lucinda A. (Giddings) Lanzilli of East Boston, formerly of Beachmont, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her loving family on July 29. 

A past employee of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, she was the beloved wife for over 48 years of Nicholas Lanzilli, dear sister of Kathleen Arcovio and her late husband, Joseph of Melrose, cherished aunt of Matthew Arcovio and his wife, Giuliana of Melrose; adored great-aunt of Mackenzie and Rose Arcovio. She is also survived by many other loving nieces and nephews. 

Funeral arrangements were by the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home, East Boston.  Interment was in Woodlawn Cemetery,  Everett. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Lucinda’s honor can be made to the Brain Tumor Center at Massachusetts General Hospital, 125 Nashua Street, Suite 540 Boston MA 02114, 617-726-2200.For more information, please visit       

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