Obituaries 12-02-2020

Philip Marino

Former Principal of the Sam Adams Elementary School, Boston

Philip Marino, a former principal for Boston Public Schools at the Sam Adams Elementary School, he was the dear brother of the late Joseph, Pete and Nicolena Marino; loving longtime boyfriend of Helen Kennedy and her family, Peggy Kennedy; cherished uncle of Jean Nowicki, James Robinson, Dennis Marino and Steven Marino.

Family and friends will honor Philip’s life by gathering at the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home, 971 Saratoga Street, (Orient Heights) East Boston, on Thursday, December 3 from 3 to 5 p.m.  A Funeral Mass (please go directly to church) will be celebrated at St. Joseph – St. Lazarus Church, East Boston, on Friday, December 4 at 10 a.m. Services will conclude with Philip being laid to rest at Puritan Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery, Peabody.

Camille Harney

Former Catholic Cemetery Association Secretary

Camille ( Palladino) Harney of Everett, formerly of East Boston, passed away on November 27 at the age of 76.

The cherished daughter of the late Louis and Marie (Martucci) Palladino, she was the beloved wife of Edward Harney, loving mother of Edward F. Harney Jr., of Everett, Kristen Walters and her husband, Bradley of Tyngsborough and the late Eric Harney; dear sister of Richard Palladino and his wife, Geraldine of Revere and adored grandmother of Ian and Kayla Walters.

Camille was employed as a secretary for The Catholic Cemetery Association in Beverly; she will be greatly missed by all who knew her.

Funeral arrangements were by Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, Revere. Entombment was at Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden.          

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Jean Lazzari

Former Employee of Suffolk Downs and East Boston Savings Bank

Jean M. (Garvey) Lazzari of Revere, formerly of East Boston, passed away on Thursday, November 26. 

Jean is a former employee of Suffolk Downs and East Boston Savings Bank.

The beloved wife of the late Salvatore Lazzari, she was the devoted mother of Salvatore Lazzari and his companion, June, William Lazzari and his wife, Patty, Brenda Holgersen, and Peter Lazzari; cherished grandmother of Kristen, Kenny and his partner, Danny, Kevin, Michael, and Makenzie and the treasured great-grandmother of Hannah. She is also survived by her loving canine companion, Peanut. 

In accordance with the Lazzari family’s wishes, funeral services are private.  To leave an online condolence, please visit

John “Jack” Forbes

Former Executive Director of the East Boston Social Center

John L. (Jack) Forbes of Quincy, formerly of Woburn, died November 24. 

Jack was a US Army veteran who served in the Korean War and was a lifetime member of The Disabled American Veterans. He was also a graduate of the University of Missouri and received his Master’s Degree from the BU School of Social Work. 

He began his career as a Group Worker at Denison House in Dorchester, eventually becoming Executive Director. He was also Executive Director of the East Boston Social Centers for many years. He was well respected in both communities and was a role model and mentor to countless young men and women. Many of them are currently active in community service today.  

Jack ended his working career as a lead investigator for The Massachusetts Treasury, Abandoned Property Division.  

He was a wonderful, caring father and Papa. Jack was loved by many.  

He was the beloved husband of the late Nora Theresa Forbes, son of the late John J. and Ethel Forbes, devoted father of John and his wife, Cindy of East Boston, William and his wife, Susan of Methuen, Peter and his wife, Kathleen of Braintree, Ann Sullivan and her husband, Duane, Mary Gallotto and her husband, Mario, Paul and his wife, Susie, Joan and her husband, Jim, Terry Free and her husband, Mark, all of Quincy and Michael of East Boston; brother of the late Joan Logue and her husband, Joe of Orono, ME and brother in law of Peggy and Sally Donohoe.  Jack is also survived by 34 grandchildren, 20 great grandchildren, many loving nieces, nephews, and friends.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Jack’s memory can be made to Quincy Catholic Academy, 370 Hancock Street, North Quincy, MA 02171, or The Jack and Terry Forbes Scholarship Fund, 104 Byron St., East Boston, MA 02128.

Normally, the funeral is an opportunity for the community to gather in support of one another. Although we cannot gather together with Jack’s family at this time, friends may still offer their support by visiting and sharing a special memory or video message.  For those who cannot access the website, please call 1-800-KEOHANE to have your message added.

Ernest D’Ambrosio

Former Boston Water and Sewer Employee

Ernest N. D’Ambrosio of Derry, NH, formerly of East Boston, passed away unexpectedly on November 25.

Ernest was a veteran of the United States Army who served in the Korean Conflict. He was a former employee of Boston Water and Sewer and a past member of the Beachmont VFW. 

The loving husband of the late Mary (Corrao) D’Ambrosio, he was the devoted father of Marc and his wife, Jean of Beachmont, Kenneth and his wife, Darlene of Derry, NH, David and his wife, Michele of Revere and Jaimey of Saugus; dear brother of Phyllis Kentrolis of North Carolina and John D’Ambrosio of Florida; cherished grandfather of Marc Jr., Jack, Kenneth Jr., David Jr., Dante and Emily and adored great-grandfather of Madeline.  He is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.  

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to a Funeral Mass to honor Ernest’s life at Sacred Heart Church, 45 Brooks St., East Boston today, Wednesday, December 2 at 11 a.m. Services will conclude with Ernest being laid to rest with his wife, Mary at Woodlawn Cemetery in Everett. 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 and social distancing measures are encouraged. For more information please visit

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