Obituaries 02-24-2021

Ralph Giorgio

Of Winthrop, formerly of East Boston

Ralph B. Giorgio of Winthrop, formerly of East Boston, passed away peacefully on February 19. The loving son of the late Joseph and Mary (Constantino) Giorgio, he was the devoted father of Christina Giorgio, dear brother of Patricia Parker and her husband, Ray, Arlene Riccobene and her husband, Ronald, and the late Joseph Giorgio; cherished grandfather of Oliver and loving companion of Barbara Mortimer. He is also survived by many loving nieces, nephews, and cousins.

A Memorial Mass will be held at St. John the Evangelist Church, 320 Winthrop St., Winthrop on Friday, February 26 at 10 a.m. All family and friends are invited to attend. To leave an online condolence, please visit

William Wilson, Jr.

Self-employed painter

William  J.  Wilson, Jr., 43, of Everett,  formerly of North Reading, died unexpectedly at his home on Friday, February 19.

He was born in Boston on November 14, 1977, was raised and attended school in North Reading and was a graduate of North Reading High School.

He worked as a self-employed painter. Bill always said, the best things he had in life were his children and family. He enjoyed bike riding, drawing, fishing, he loved his body art and music. 

Family members include his loving children, William and Lila; his parents, William J., Sr. and Juanna G. (Garcia) Wilson; his sisters, Carrie Ann Wilson-Long, Juanna C. Wilson-Prochilo and Jamie M. Wilson-Henderson. He is also survived by many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held at the Croswell Funeral Home, 19 Bow Street, North Reading on Thursday, February 25 from 4 to 8 p.m. There will be no funeral service. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in his memory to the charity of one’s choice:

Louis DiBenedetto

Late proprietor of Lou’s Donuts Shop in Orient Heights

Louis DiBenedetto, 90, of Winthrop, formerly of East Boston, passed away on Monday, February 8.

Louis was the late proprietor of Lou’s Donuts Shop in Orient Heights East Boston, and Affiliate of the Franciscan Order of Friars Minor. Louis served his Country during the Korean War in the U.S. Marine Corps. 

The cherished son of the late Ralph and Maria (Vassallo) DiBenedetto, he was the beloved husband of the late Giuditta “Judy” (Polcari) DiBenedetto; loving father of Louis DiBenedetto and his wife, Joyce, Peter DiBenedetto, Tommy DiBenedetto and his wife, Patty, Robert DiBenedetto and his companion, Kristen Irving and Maria DiBenedetto; adored grandfather of Jared, Christian, Brittany, Mary, Tommy, Elizabeth and Tiana and dear brother of the late Vincent and Clara DiBenedetto. He is also survived by many loving nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Funeral arrangements were by Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, Revere.

Interment was at Woodlawn Cemetery in Everett.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations in Louis’ name to New England Center and Home for Veterans, 17 Court St. Unit 2601 Boston, MA 02108.  For online guest book, please visit

Collette Grant

Of Revere

Collette (Costello) Grant of Revere  died unexpectedly  on February 12 at the age of 75. 

Born in Chelsea on October 15, 1945 to the late Joseph and Yvette (Giguere), she was the devoted mother of Eric M. Grant and his husband,d David Finkelstein of Brooklyn, NY, and Heather Ford of Revere; cherished grandmother of Lynsdale Ford Jr., Sydney, Casey and Zachary Ford; dear sister of Michael Costello and his wife, Jane of New Hampshire, Cathy Costello of Malden and the late Raymond Costello and his surviving wife, Pastor Catherine Costello of North Carolina. She is also survived by countless friends. 

Due to the current restrictions with Covid-19, all services were privately held by the immediate family.  Interment at Puritan Lawn Memorial Park in Peabody.  A Celebration of Collette’s Life will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Rossetti Cowan Senior Center, 25 Winthrop Avenue, Revere, MA 02151. For guest book please visit

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