Obituaries 03-31-2021

James “Bro” Leary, Jr.

Lifelong East Boston Resident

James G. “Bro” Leary Jr., 83, a lifelong East Boston resident, passed away on Friday, March 26 at home surrounded by his loving family. 

A U.S. Air Force veteran, he was the cherished son of the late Margaret (O’Brien) and James G. Leary Sr., the beloved husband of Brenda (Broussard) Leary; loving father of Jann Leary Goodwin, James G. “Jimbo” Leary III and Taimee Scarpa and her husband, Steven; adored grandfather of Teagen, Taiven and

Treyson Scarpa and Jaelinn and Aidan Goodwin and caring brother of Ann Caristo, Maureen MacKay and the late Margaret Reynolds.  He is also survived by many loving nieces, nephews, and cousins. 

Due to the Covid-19 Pandemic, all services are private.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in James’ name to the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute by visiting 

Please visit to sign the guestbook.

Lisa Marie DeAngelico

Political Activist, Orient Heights Precinct Election Warden and ForcePeer Counselor

Lisa Marie DeAngelico of East Boston passed away at home on March 24 surrounded by her family. 

She was the loving daughter of Leonard and Paula (Crapo) DeAngelico and dear sister of Bobby DeAngelico, all of East Boston. She leaves behind beloved aunts, uncles and cousins as well. 

Lisa lived her entire life in East Boston and leaves many friends. She loved local politics and enjoyed volunteering for East Boston candidates. She especially enjoyed serving as the Election Warden at the Orient Heights Precinct. She was an avid reader and made it her mission to learn everything she could about whatever happened to interest her. She valued education and held a BA from Simmons and MBA from Suffolk University. 

Lisa learned all she could about the cancer she had and became an enthusiastic supporter of many outreach groups that offered help and support for people with cancer. She became a Peer Counselor Volunteer at FORCE: Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered. Donations can be made to FORCE (Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered)

 Family and friends will honor Lisa’s life by gathering at the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home, 971 Saratoga Street, East Boston for a memorial service on April 1 from 5 to 7 p.m.  All services will be held in accordance with the Commonwealth of MA COVID-19 reopening regulations. For more information, please visit

Louis Torrone

Former Owner of East Boston Times and Thoroughbred Racehorse Owner and Trainer

Family and friends are invited to attend a Memorial Visitation on Saturday, April 3, from 12 noon to 3 p.m., in the Vertuccio & Smith, Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Rt. 107) Revere for Louis J. Torrone who died peacefully on Sunday, March 21 in his sleep at his Winthrop residence. He was 77 years old.

Interment will be held privately. Due to the ongoing COVID–19 Pandemic, all protocols are strictly enforced. All visitors must wear a face covering, maintain social distancing capacity limits in recognition of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, the CDC and the City of Revere.

Louis was born and raised in Winthrop. He was a proud graduate of Winthrop High School, Class of 1961. He was a talented baseball player and catcher for the Winthrop Vikings. He was also a gifted musician as he loved playing the drums.

Louis worked alongside his father as Editor and Publisher at the East Boston Times, later succeeding his father in his retirement. Louis owned and operated the  newspaper until he retired in 2004.

Louis was a well-known figure in East Boston and assisted in many fundraisers, organizations and high school sports. He was best known for all his fundraising efforts and support for the East Boston Columbus Day Parade for many years. Louis was a well-known and respected horse trainer along with his brother, Richard and he owned and bred many prize-winning horses.

The beloved son of the late John Torrone and Blanche (Reppucci) Torrone, he was the dear brother of Barbara A. Pellegrino of Burlington, John A. Torrone and his wife, Virginia of Farmington Hills, MI and Richard G. “Dick” Torrone and his wife, Margaret D. “Marge” Torrone of Surfside Beach, SC and  the cherished best friend of many years to Marie M. Matarese of Revere. He is also lovingly survived by several nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to The Central New England Equine Rescue, Inc. by visiting

The staff of Vertuccio & Smith, Home for Funerals is most honored to have assisted the family in completing funeral arrangements. To send online condolences or for more information, please visit

Priscilla Stone

May 22, 1946 – March 25, 2021

Priscilla Stone of East Boston passed away peacefully on March 25 surrounded by her children: Eddie, Debbie, Rochelle and Felicia and her grandchildren: Anthony, Eddie, Feedle, Felicia and Luis and her two great children: Briella and Anthony Jr.

Her service will be held at Sacred Heart Church, Brook Street, East Boston on April 17 at 11 a.m.

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