Obituaries 10-07-2020

Natalie Campbell

Of Winthrop

Natalie (Mazzie) Campbell of Winthrop passed away on October 2.

The devoted mother of Carl Campbell and his wife, Frances of Malden and Elaine Campbell of Winthrop, she was predeceased by three sisters and three brothers. She was the loving grandmother of Rachelle Leon and her husband, Max of Maine, Carl Campbell Jr. and his wife, Rhonda, Nicole Zimmerman and her husband, Michael and the late Sean Campbell and his surviving wife, Michelle. She was the adored great grandmother of seven and is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews. 

Family and friends will honor Natalie’s life by gathering at St. John the Evangelist Church, 320 Winthrop Street, Winthrop for a memorial mass on Saturday, Oct. 10 at 10 a.m.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to National MS Society, P.O. Box 91891 Washington DC 20090-1891, or 

All services will be held in accordance with Phase-3 of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts phased reopening plan due to COVID-19. Face coverings are required to be worn in the funeral home and social distancing measures are encouraged. Ruggiero Family Memorial Home East Boston, MA 02128 — [email protected].

Rosina Nicolina Zirpolo

Of East Boston

Rosina Nicolina Zirpolo of East Boston passed away at home at the age of 86.

The beloved wife of the late Giuseppe Zirpolo, she was the devoted mother of Angelo Zirpolo  and Anna Zirpolo, both of East Boston and Emilio Zirpolo and his wife, Darlene of Saugus; dear sister of the late Sabino, Michelina and Allessandro Zirpolo; adored grandmother of Joseph, Cameron and Gianna Zirpolo; cherished aunt of Angelo Zirpolo and his wife, Michelle and their children, Michaelangelo and Daniella and Mary Raimo. She is also survived by many family members in Italy.

Family and friends will honor Rosina’s life by gathering at the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home, 971 Saratoga St., East Boston on Friday, Oct. 9 from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. before leaving in funeral procession to Sacred Heart Church, Brooks St., East Boston for an 11a.m. Funeral Mass in celebration of Rosina’s life. Services will conclude with Rosina being entombed with her beloved Giuseppe in Holy Cross Mausoleum. 

All services will be held in accordance with the Commonwealth of MA Phase 3 Covid-19 re-opening. All attendees must wear face coverings and social distancing is encouraged.

Josephine Giuffre

An Enthusiastic Fashionista

Josephine (Margareci) Giuffre, 79, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, Sept. 29.

Affectionately known as Pina, she was born in 1941 in Messina, Sicily to Lorenzo and Caterina Margareci. The family, including siblings: Nino, Letterio, Pippo, Kerima, Paula, Antonio, Tina, Antonia and Mima, moved to Milan, Italy as a result of the devastation of World War II.

In 1969, she married James A. Giuffre and together they raised five children in the Italian neighborhood of Orient Heights, East Boston. She became a proud American citizen in 1974.

An enthusiastic fashionista, Pina was known for her sense of style and love for the finer things in life. She thoroughly enjoyed her time working as a “perfume girl” in the old Filene’s and Jordan Marsh stores in the Downtown Crossing area of Boston.

Pina loved to travel. Together with her late husband Jimmy, she visited Florida and Las Vegas yearly. She also made an annual pilgrimage to Italy.

Since settling in East Boston, Pina was a devout member of the St. Joseph-St. Lazarus Parish. 

Pina is survived by her adoring children Josephine Lee of Cohasset, Catherine Giuffre-Renaud and her husband, John of Maine, Linda Farris and her husband Christopher of Wakefield, James A. Giuffre and Joseph F. Giuffre of Texas. Pina is the cherished grandmother of Ava, Declan and Emma Lee, Noelle and Anthony Breen, Patricia and Lucas Renaud, Katelin Farris, and James (Little Jimmy) A. Giuffre Jr. 

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home and interments was at Versailles Mausoleum, Woodlawn Cemetery. Donations in lieu of flowers may be made to Melanoma Research Foundation, 1411 K St., NW 7th Floor, Washington, DC 20005.  For more information or to leave an online condolence, please visit

Edward Branchi

Of Revere

Edward Branchi of Revere passed away unexpectedly after a brief illness, on Thursday, October 1.

The long time companion of Prudence “Prudy” Masciulli, he was the beloved son of the late Rose Geneovese, dear brother of the late Anita Branchi and is also survived by many loving cousins, friends, and his adored dog, Venus.

All services are private.

Ruggiero Family Memorial Home, 971 Saratoga St., East Boston, MA 02128. — [email protected].

David Allen Mulligan

Of East Boston

David Allen Mulligan of East Boston, formerly of Winthrop and Somerville, passed away unexpectedly on Sept. 27.

The loving son of Donald Mulligan and his long time partner, Debra Hardy and the late Diane (Clarke) Mulligan, he was the devoted father of Adyana Barbarisi and long time partner of Melanie Barbarisi, cherished brother of Donnie Mulligan, Jessica Bowen, Jammie, Janette, Joshua, John, Jeff Hardy and the late Christine Mulligan and Jennie Hardy. He is also survived by many loving aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.  

Family and friends honored David’s life by gathering at the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home, East Boston on Monday October 5 and all other services were private.  For more information or to leave an online condolence please visit

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