Obituaries 12-29-2020

John Aulino

Well Known in the Parking and Transportation Industry

John “Jackie” Aulino, 71, a lifelong resident of Revere, died suddenly at home on December 25.

Jackie was well known in the parking and transportation industry. He was a member of RHS, Class of 1967 and a graduate of UMass Boston.

The devoted son of the late Alphonse and Rose (Belmonte) Aulino, he was the loving father of Jacquelyn Aulino, Erica Aulino and Alexandra Aulino, beloved companion of Marianita Gonzalez, loving nephew of Joseph and Rose Belmonte, dearest cousin of Debra Belmonte, (who was more like a sister to him), Joseph Belmonte Jr. and Michael Belmonte. He is also survived by his former wife and mother of his daughters, Celeste Ianniciello and by many loving cousins and friends.

Due to the ongoing Covid-19 guidelines issued by the Commonwealth of MA, capacity limits are in effect and masks and social distancing are mandatory while attending services. His Funeral will be from the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, 128 Revere St, Revere on Thursday, Dec. 31 at 9 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St Anthony’s Church at 10:00 am. Relatives and friends are kindly invited. Visiting hours will be today, Wednesday, from 5 to 7 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St Anthony’s Church. 250 Revere St, Revere, MA 02151. Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery. For guestbook, please visit

Linda Secatore-Gerry

Longtime Parishioner of St. Anthony’s Church, Revere

Linda Secatore-Gerry of Revere died on December 22.

Linda loved her dog Lucky. She was a devout Catholic and longtime parishioner of St Anthony’s Church. Linda enjoyed ballroom dancing at Hillview Country Club in North Reading where she met the love of her life, Richard. She enjoyed gardening, dining out and spending time in Maine.

The beloved wife of the late Richard Gerry, she was the devoted daughter of the late Amleto and Enes (Avallone) Secatore, loving cousin of Marilyn and Dave Ellis of Randolph and Lorna Grande of the Berkshires and is also survived by dear friends: Diane Colella, Julia Malvarosa, Camille Cristello, Noelle Smith and Barbara Peterson. 

Her Funeral was held from the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home,  Revere on Tuesday, December 29th at 9:30 AM followed by a Funeral Mass in St Anthony’s Church and interment at Holy Cross Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St Anthony’s Church, 250 Revere St, Revere MA 02151. For guestbook, please visit

Carmine Ciampa

Boston Letter Carrier for 37 Years

Carmine J. Ciampa, 84, of Lynnfield, formerly of East Boston, passed away on Wednesday, December 23.

A Boston Letter Carriers member for thirty-seven years, he was the beloved husband for 60 years of Joanna (Mei) Ciampa, devoted father of James Ciampa and his wife, Maryann of New Jersey and Janet DiCesare of Peabody; dear brother of the late John, Theresa, Fred, Ralph, Gracie, Caroline, Joseph and Jimmy and the cherished grandfather of Carmine and Tonianna DiCesare. He is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews. 

Family and friends honored Carmine’s life by gathering at the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home, 971 Saratoga Street, (Orient Heights) East Boston, on Sunday, December 27 and again on Monday morning, December 28 for a prayer service in our Serenity Chapel. Services concluded with Carmine being laid to rest at Puritan Lawn Cemetery, Peabody. 

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Carmine’s name to the Italian Home for Children, 1125 Centre Street, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130 or online at  For more information or to send an online condolence please visit

Jeremiah Manfra

Retired Detective Sergeant, Boston Police Department

Jeremiah J. “Jerry” Manfra, Ret. SGT. Det. BPD, in Florida, of Saugus, passed away peacefully on December 6.

Jerry was an avid golfer and was founder of Sunday Morning Golf League. He was also a US Army Veteran of the Vietnam War.  

He was the beloved husband of Barbara (Laura) Manfra, for over forty-one years, loving son of the late Joseph and Anna (Bossi) Manfra, dear brother of Joseph Manfra and his wife, Gerry and the late Joanne (Manfra) Previte; cherished uncle of Kristen and her husband, Keith Cote, Jeffery Manfra and his wife, Lisa, Steven Previte, and the late Jarrod and Jason Previte; brother-in-law of Paul Laura and Gerry Gatchel and her husband, Robert and sons James Nestor and the late Paul Nestor. He is also survived by his loving cousins and four children.

Family and friends will honor Jerry’s life by gathering at the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home, 971 Saratoga Street, (Orient Heights) East Boston, on Saturday, January 2 from 1 to 4 p.m. for a memorial visitation.

All services will be held with COVID-19 phase 2 protocol. Masks are required and social distancing measures are encouraged.

Angelo LaRosa

Of Revere, formerly of East Boston

Angelo LaRose, 75, of Revere, formerly of East Boston, passed away on Monday, December 28.

 The beloved husband of Carmela (Pastore) LaRosa, he was the loving father of Paolo LaRosa of Revere, Antonietta Mario and her husband, Martin of Winchester, Antonio LaRosa of Revere and Teresa Rossetti and her husband, Robert of Tewksbury: adored grandfather of Mollie, Christy, Angelo, Martin, Sofia, Nicholas, Robert, Jonathan, and Jenna; caring brother of Maria LaRosa, Anthony LaRosa, Frank LaRosa and his wife, Linda, Giovanna DeFeo and her husband, Giovanni and the late Baldassare LaRosa and his surviving spouse, Rosanna. He is also survived by many loving nieces, nephews, cousins, dear family and friends. Family and friends will honor Angelo’s life by gathering in Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, 262 Beach Street, Revere on Sunday, January 3 from 2 to 6 p.m. and again on Monday morning at 9 a.m. before leaving in procession to St. Anthony’s Church in Revere for a Funeral Mass to be celebrated in his honor at 10 a.m. Entombment will follow at Holy Cross Mausoleum in Malden.

 For online guest book please visit  

Due to the Current spike in Covid- 19, the guidelines issued by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Archdiocese of Boston and local officials mandate that all Funeral Home services be held privately for the immediate family with a maximum of 25 people.

Joseph Fama

Mystic Valley Gun Club Member

Joseph D. “Butch” Fama of Everett, formerly of Chelsea and the West End of Boston, passed away unexpectedly on December 26.

Joseph, also known as “Butch,” was a longtime member of the Mystic Valley Gun Club.

The beloved husband of the late Marie (Magazzo) Fama, he was the devoted father of Diane Giovannucci and her husband, Joseph, Maria Ciampa and her husband, Nicholas; dear brother of Leo and John Fama and cherished grandfather of Matthew, Amanda and Briana. He is also survived by his many loving nieces and nephews.

Family and friends are respectfully invited to visiting hours in the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home, 971 Saratoga Street, (Orient Heights) East Boston today, Wednesday, December 30 from 4 to 8 p.m. and again on Thursday at 10 a.m. at St. Raphael Church, 512 High Street, West Medford (PLEASE GO DIRECTLY TO CHURCH) for a Funeral Mass in celebration of Joe’s life.

Services will conclude with Joe being laid to rest with his beloved wife, Marie, in Woodlawn Cemetery. All services will be held in accordance with Phase-2 of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts phased reopening plan due to COVID-19. Capacity will be limited. Face coverings are required to be worn and social distancing measures are encouraged. For more information, please visit

Frances DeSantis

She Will Be Truly Missed by All Who Knew Her

Frances (DePaolo) Desantis of Revere passed away surrounded by her loving family on December 15 at the age of 89.

 Born in Chelsea on April 19, 1931 to the late Anthony and Lena (Belmonte), she was the beloved wife of 67 years of Joseph DeSantis, devoted mother of Joseph DeSantis of Revere, Janice DeSantis and her longtime companion, Rob McPherson of Chelsea and James DeSantis of Revere; cherished grandmother of Joseph DeSantis Jr. and his wife, Erin, John, Jenae and Rachael DeSantis; adored great grandmother of Lola Bartlett and she is also lovingly survived by many cousins. Frances graduated Revere High School with the Class of 1949 and went on to graduate Fisher Junior College. Frances was a homemaker who took great pride in raising her three children and later on her grandchildren. She enjoyed bowling and loved to travel. She will be truly missed by all who knew her.

Due to the current spike in COVID-19, the guidelines issued by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and local officials, Funeral Services will be privately held for the immediate family under the direction of Paul Buonfiglio & Sons – Bruno Funeral Home, 128 Revere Street,  Revere, MA 02151. Interment Holy Cross Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 225 N. Michigan Ave., Fl. 17, Chicago, IL 60601 or at For guestbook please visit

Angelo Paglucca

Owner of Angelo’s Salon in Somerville

Funeral Services and Interment will be held privately due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic for Angelo J. Paglucca, 90, who died on Saturday, December 26   at the Massachusetts General Hospital, following a long illness. Angelo was native of East Boston and a lifelong resident. He was raised on Liverpool Street where he remained his entire life. He attended Boston Public Schools and was a graduate of East Boston High School, Class of 1946. As a young man, while still in high school and after graduation, he worked for the Box Spring Factory of East Boston. Angelo knew his calling at an early age and while working his day job, he enrolled in night school to become a hairdresser. He worked for several salons before opening “Angelo’s Salon” located on Boston Avenue in Somerville which he owned and operated for over 30 years. When Angelo retired, he invested in Real Estate in East Boston and spent his time managing his properties. Angelo also enjoyed traveling in his retirement, especially to Europe, South America, and the Caribbean. Angelo always loved being with his very large family for holidays, birthdays or whatever the event. He was the devoted son of the late Michael and Maria Paglucca, the loving brother of Anna Coviello and her late husband, Frederick of Hanover and the late Philomena E. Mullen and her late husband, William G., Mary Page, Julia Puzzo, Phylly Paglucca, Angelina Paglucca, Vincenzia Paglucca, Michael, Paglucca and Alfred Paglucca. He is also survived by his dear sister-in-law Vera Paglucca of East Boston and by many loving nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews. Interment will be held in Oak Grove Cemetery, Medford. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the America Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 7023, Merrifield, VA  22116-7023  To send online condolences, please visit Funeral Arrangements entrusted to the care and direction of the Vertuccio & Smith, Home for Funerals, Revere.

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