Obituaries 06-23-2021

Anthony Mainieri

Of East Boston

Anthony J. Mainieri died in East Boston on June 19. 

He was the beloved son of the late Nicholas Mainieri Sr. and the late Mary (Brogna) Mainieri and Eva (Arsenault) Mainieri, who raised him as her own; brother of Nicholas Mainieri Jr of East Boston and the late Leonard Mainieri, step-brother of the late Phyllis Mayor; fiance of Lisa Kenney of Beverly and her children Steven and Danielle Kenney.

Visiting will be in the Magrath Funeral Home, 336 Chelsea St. [at Day Sq] East Boston on Thursday, June 24 from 5 to 8 p.m.  Relatives and friends are invited; Funeral Mass in the Sacred Heart Church, 45 Brooks St., East Boston, Friday morning, June 25 at 10 o’clock. (Please go directly to church). Interment at St. Michael Cemetery, Roslindale

In lieu of flowers, donations in Anthony’s memory to the American Heart Association would be appreciated. 

Please leave messages of condolence for the family on Anthony’s Tribute Page

Ann Mandatori

Of East Boston

Ann (DiGregorio) Mandatori was born in Boston on December 24, 1943 and passed away Sunday, June 13 after a long-term illness at her family’s home in Peabody.

Ann worked for Verizon for 45 years and was a loving aunt, great aunt and a wonderful friend to many.

Ann was married to the late Michael Mandatori of Revere for 46 years. She is survived by her nephew, Paul A. Serino, his wife, Jeanette and their three children; Zachary, Alec and Sarah of Peabody and her brother in-law, Paul J. Serino of Revere. Ann was the daughter of the late Anthony and Phyllis DiGregorio of Revere and sister to the late Patricia Serino of Revere.

A visitation will be held at the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, 128 Revere St, Revere on Tuesday, June 29 from 6 to 7:45 p.m. followed by a Prayer Service in the Funeral Home. Interment will be in the Massachusetts National Cemetery in Bourne.

Ann was a patient of Care Dimensions for the past year and a half and the family would appreciate donations be made to Care Dimensions in lieu of flowers. How to Give – make a donation by check payable to Care Dimensions mailed to 75 Sylvan Street, Suite B-102, Danvers, MA 01923. Donate online by using our secure online service to charge your donation to your credit card. Download our form and mail with your check or credit card information. Your Support is Important – Care Dimensions

James Coady, Sr.

1929 — 2021

James T. Coady, Sr. died in East Boston on June 19.

The beloved husband of Eileen (Ryan) Coady, who was the love of his life, he was the loving father of Kerri A. Coady, who was the light of his life and caregiver for the past year, James Coady Jr., and Kristin Coady-Wein and her husband, Steven; grandfather of James III, Melyssa, John, Kelsey, Ryanna, Ryan, Jacob, Cammie, Joey, Jared and Lacey; great grandfather of Brody and Leo; brother of Rita Schiltz of Wisconsin, Paul Coady and his wife, Anne of Burlington, the late Elizabeth Kronk and Harold Coady Jr. He is also survived by several nieces and nephews. He was the Special “Papa” to Daniel and Tinkabell
In accordance with Jim’s wishes, there will be no visitation or services at this time. Jim will be cremated and will return home. He will be buried together with Eileen when the time comes.

The family wishes to thank the doctors and nurses at Massachusetts General Hospital, especially the ICU Blake 7 Unit, for their care and compassion during these past difficult months.
Jim – Thank you for 52 wonderful years, but 1000 years with you would still not be enough. Till we meet again – Love, Eileen

Please leave messages of condolence for the family on Jim’s Tribute Page at

Teresa Gulla

Of Revere

Teresa (Colarusso) Gulla of Revere passed away on June 16 at the age 90. 

Born in Boston on April 15, 1931 to the late Frank and Mary (Lespasio), she was the beloved wife of the late Joseph Gulla, devoted mother of Frank Gulla of Revere, Joe Gulla of Peabody, Joanne Winn and her husband, Dave of Peabody and the late John Gulla; cherished grandmother of Davida Winn, Michael Gulla and the late Joey Gulla; adored great grandmother of Matthew and Drayven Gulla; dear sister of Adeline Costanzo and her late husband, Tony of New Hampshire, Francine Ricupero and her husband, David of Melrose and the late Angela Colarusso.  She is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews. 

A visitation was held at the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, Revere on Monday, June 21, followed by a Funeral Mass at St. Anthony’s Church.  Entombment was at Holy Cross Mausoleum.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Teresa’s name to Dana Farber Cancer Institute, 450 Brookline Avenue, Boston, MA 02215 or at  For guest book, please visit

Marie Pirrello

Loving Mother, Grandmother and Great Grandmother

A Funeral Mass was celebrated in Sacred Heart Church, East Boston on Friday, June 18 for Marie D. “Mary” (Salamone) Pirrello, a longtime East Boston resident, who died at her daughter’s home in Revere on June 15 in the loving presence of her family and God following a brief illness. She was in her 98th year. Services concluded with interment in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett.

Marie was born to Benedetto and Angelina (Drogo) Salamone on June 26, 1923 in East Boston. Marie, was also known as Mary, remained in East Boston living in the same house all of her life. She was educated in Boston Public Schools and attended East Boston High School.

Like in so many families during her era, Mary had to go to work to help support the family. She began to work in Boston’s Garment District. Mary began as a stitcher and quickly worked her way up to floor lady. She left behind her work when she married her husband, Phillip Pirrello in 1947.

She then became a homemaker, raised her two daughters and took care of the home. She cherished her role as wife and mother. Mary was a woman of wit, smarts and humor. She loved being a grandmother and great grandmother. She had a special place for all her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She was truly the matriarch of her family. Mary loved to cook for any and all occasions. Anyone who knew Mary, knew that she loved her trips to the Casinos. She loved playing the slots for hours. She was also a longtime Celtics fan. Mary knew every single Celtics player, past and present. Her age represents a long life spent loving, sharing, teaching and making memories.

She was the beloved wife for 48 years of the late Phillip “Lepo” Pirrello, loving and treasured mother of Josephine Parziale and her husband, Carmen and Angela Buchan and her late husband, Thomas J. Buchan, Jr., all of Revere; cherished grandmother of David Parziale of Reading, Phillip Parziale and his wife, Jenney of Boston, Karen Wells and her husband, Kevin of

Danvers, Carmen “C.J.” Parziale and his wife, Jaclyn of Boxford, Linda J. Hart and her husband, David of Revere and Marie Russell and her husband, Edward of Ocala, FL; adored great grandmother of Ashley, Kayla, Olivia, Eddie, Stephanie, Andrea, Samantha, Tommy, Sydney, Matthew, Nathan and Peter; dear sister of the late Stella A. DiPerri, Benedetto Salamone, Paul Salamone, Robert Salamone and Josephine Forti. She is also lovingly survived by many nieces, nephews, grandnieces, grandnephews and by many friends and extended family.

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.                    .

Funeral Arrangements entrusted to the care and direction of the Vertuccio & Smith, Home for Funerals. To send online condolences, please visit

Lena Ferreri

Of East Boston

Lena (Petrillo) Ferreri of East Boston passed away on June 17. 

The dear sister of the late Guy Petrillo, Joseph Petrillo, Nino Petrillo, Columbia LaRosa and Grace Staffia, she was the cherished aunt of James LaRosa, Anthony Petrillo, Ron Petrillo, Marsha Petrillo and the late Richard and Ken Petrillo. 

In accordance with the family’s wishes, all services are private. For more information or to leave an online condolence, please visit

Diana Wildhardt

Long Time Cherished IHOP Revere Employee Who Also Ran a Karaoke Business

Diana (Fruciano) Wilhardt of Malden passed away at home surrounded by her loving family on June 15 at the age of 67.

Diana had a large extended family and many loving friends. The Great Eight will never be the same. Diana enjoyed working her karaoke business for many years with Michael at local clubs. Diana was a long time cherished employee of IHop Revere. Diana had a huge sparkling personality and will truly be missed by all who knew her.

Born in Revere on October 1, 1953 to the late Giuseppe and Maria (Fazio), she was the beloved wife of Michael Wilhardt, devoted mother of Saramarie Durgin and her late twin brother, Sean, Joey Wilhardt of Leesburg, VA, and Michael Sanders of Phoenix, AZ; cherished grandmother of Makayla, Sean, Michael, Cody, and Alysa and dear sister of Joseph Fruciano of Rowley, Sarah Fruciano of Malden, and the late Frank Fruciano.

A visitation will be held at the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, 128 Revere St, Revere on Monday, June 28 from 4 to 7 p.m. followed by a Prayer Service in the funeral home. Relatives and friends are kindly invited. Private Interment. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Diana’s name to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude PL, Memphis, TN 38105-9959 or at For guest book please visit

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