Obituaries 09-29-2021

Mark Gaeta

Of East Boston

Mark Gaeta of East Boston passed away on Saturday, September 25 at 59 years of age.

The beloved son of the late Louis and Mary Lou (Mastrangelo) Gaeta, he was the dear brother of Louis Gaeta and his wife, Maryanne of Revere, Michael Gaeta and his wife, Helen of East Boston,  Lisa (Gaeta) and her husband, Tim McCone of Winthrop, Joseph Gaeta and his wife, Michele of Saugus, John Gaeta and his wife, Karen, of Cambridge and Steven Gaeta of Winter Haven, Florida. He is also survived by 11 loving nieces and nephews and six treasured grand-nieces and grand-nephews.

Family and friends will honor Mark’s life by gathering at the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home, 971 Saratoga Street, (Orient Heights) East Boston on Thursday, September 30 from 4 to 8 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Friday, October 1 at 11 a.m. at Sacred Heart Parish, East Boston. Please meet directly at the church on Friday. Committal services will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Mark’s name to the Greater Boston Food Bank, 70 South Bay Avenue, Boston, MA 02118; Pine Street Inn, 444 Harrison Avenue, Boston, MA 02118; or Rosie’s Place, 889 Harrison Avenue, Boston, MA 02118.

In accordance with the City of Boston Five-Point Plan for the Delta Variant of COVID-19, face masks are required at all times when indoors.

To leave an online condolence please visit www.ruggieromh.com.

Norma Brown

Past Member of the Revere Women’s Club, Eastern Star out of Melrose and Daughter of the Nile in Wakefield. 

Norma (Hawley) Brown of East Wakefield, NH, formerly of Revere, passed away at home surrounded by her loving family at the age of 85. 

Norma was a past member of the Revere Women’s Club, Eastern Star out of Melrose and Daughter of the Nile in Wakefield. 

Born in Chelsea on April 5, 1936 to the late Norman and Hazel (Moody) Hawley, she was the beloved wife of the late David Brown, devoted mother of Pamela Majewski and her husband, John of East Hampton, CT, the late Linda Freeman of East Wakefield, NH and the late David N. Brown and his wife, Joana of Escondido, CA; dear sister of George Hawley and his late wife, Theresa of Billerica; cherished grandmother of Amy Roman and her husband, Jason, Stephanie Faris and her husband, Jeffrey, Adam Brown and his wife, Monica, Thomas Brown and his wife, Leigh and Sean Freeman and adored great grandmother of Brooklyn and Lena Roman and Lucas Brown.

A visitation will be held at the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home 128 Revere St, Revere on Thursday, September 30 from 5 to 8: p.m.  Relatives and friends are kindly invited.  A Prayer service will be held on Friday at 11 a.m. at the Funeral Home.  Entombment will be in Holy Cross Mausoleum.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Norma’s name to the MSPCA-Angell, Att. Donations, 350 South Huntington Ave, Boston, MA 02130 or at mspca.org.   For guest book please visit www.buonfiglio.com.

BeverlyAnn Thompson

Of Revere

BeverlyAnn “Bev” (Wilhelm) Thompson of Revere passed away at home surrounded by her loving family on September 22 at the age of 73. 

The beloved wife of Claude Randall Thompson, she was the devoted mother of David Bosell of Clinton, Allan Bosell of Revere, Serena Harrison of Oklahoma and the late Randy Thompson, Roy Bosell, and Kristen Thompson; dear sister of Richard Williams of Lynn and the late Roger Williams and Suzanne Alderman. 

Her journey on this Earth touched so many: Bev was a cherished Nina and grandmother of 14, adored great grandmother of six and is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews. 

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, Revere. Private Interment.  In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to your local animal shelter in her honor to continue her legacy of saving animals. For guest book please visit  www.buonfiglio.com

Domenica Amico

Longtime Member of the East Boston Golden Age Club

Domenica (Messina) Amico of East Boston, passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by her loving family, on Wednesday, September 22 at 93 years of age. 

Domenica was born in Sicily, Italy on January 11, 1928 to her late parents, Salvatore and Giuseppina (Furmentino) Messina. She came to the United States in 1966 and settled in East Boston, where she lived throughout her life. Domenica was a member of the East Boston Golden Age for many years. 

The beloved wife of the late Michele Amico, she was the devoted mother of Michael Amico of East Boston, Nina Tomassi and her husband, Franco of East Boston and Josephine Costantini and her husband, Antonio of Revere; dear sister of Salvatore Messina of Revere and the late Lilla Inglisa, Giuseppe Messina and Graziella Ruggiero; cherished grandmother of Maria, Giovanni, Alberto and Michael. She is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews. 

Funeral arrangements were the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home, 971 Saratoga Street, (Orient Heights) East Boston and a Funeral Mass celebrating Domenica’s life was celebrated on Monday, September 27 at Sacred Heart Church, East Boston. Services concluded with Domenica being laid to rest with her beloved husband, Michele, at Woodlawn Mausoleum, Everett. May they rest in peace. 

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Domenica’s name to the Alzheimer’s Association, 309 Waverly Oaks Road, Waltham, MA 02452.

To leave an online condolence please visit www.ruggieromh.com

Claude Randall Thompson

Of Revere

Claude Randall “Randy” Thompson of Revere passed away unexpectedly on September 26 at the age of 74.

Randy, who proudly served his country in the United States Army during the Vietnam War, was born in Bay Minette, AL on February 4, 1947 to the late Mark and Mattimaye (Howell), he was the beloved husband of the late BeverlyAnn “Bev” (Wilhelm) Thompson; devoted father of David Bosell of Clinton, Allan Bosell of Revere, Serena Harrison of Oklahoma and the late Randy Thompson, Roy Bosell, and Kristen Thompson. cherished Papa and grandfather of 14, adored great grandfather of six and is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.  He was the dear brother of the late James, George, Sheila, Sharon, Cynthia, Wayne, and Larry.

A visitation will be held at the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, 128 Revere St,  Revere on Sunday, October 3 from 2 to 5 p.m. followed by a 5 p.m. Prayer Service in the Funeral Home.  Relatives and friends are kindly invited.  Private Interment.  In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Randy’s name to a non-profit of your choosing that aides Veterans. For guest book please visit  www.buonfiglio.com.

Brendalee Arciero-Scolaro

Of Winthrop, formerly of East Boston

Brendalee Arciero-Scolaro, 62, of Winthrop, formerly of East Boston, passed away on Friday, September 24.

The cherished daughter of the late John Arciero and Elena (Cataruzolo) Carengelo, she was the beloved wife of Peter Scolaro, loving mother of John and Taylor Scolaro, caring sister of Pamela Corrado and her husband, Joseph and sister-in-law of Bill Scolaro; adored aunt of Ashley Corrado and her wife, Kirsten, Joseph Corrado, Sarah Scolaro and Emily Conn and her husband, Ryan. She is also survived by her four dogs: Rogue, Bandit, Ranger and Dart.  Family and friends will honor Brendalee’s life by gathering in Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, 262 Beach St., Revere on Friday, October 1 from 4 to 8 p.m. and again at 8:30 a.m. Saturday morning before leaving in procession to St. John the Evangelist Church in Winthrop for a Funeral Mass to be celebrated in her honor at 10 a.m.  Interment will follow at Winthrop Cemetery in Winthrop.   For guestbook and directions please visit www.vazzafunerals.com.

John Anthony Leone

He Was Known for Always Having a Big Smile That Could Light up a Room

John Anthony Leone, life-long resident of Jeffries Point, East Boston, passed away at his home peacefully surrounded by his loving family on September 25 at the age of 92.

John was a US Army veteran of the Korean Conflict. He loved his family and spending time with them. He enjoyed going to Suffolk Downs Race Track and watching the horses. He was known for always having a big smile that could light up any room. He will be missed by all. 

He was born in East Boston on November 18,1928 to Rafael and Antoinetta (Spano) Leone. He was the beloved husband of Anna (Navarra) Leone, devoted father of Joseph Leone and his wife, Jamuna of Medford, Rocco Leone and his wife, Camelia of Newton, Annette Leone of East Boston, Clementina Leone of Revere and Angela Hannigan and her husband, Robert of Westborough; dear brother of Frank Leone and his late wife, Rose and the late Pasquale Leone and his surviving wife, Joan and the late Mildred Pirone and her late husband, Frank and the late Clementina Cornetta and her surviving husband, Frederick.

He was the cherished grandfather of Elizabeth, Ana-Maria and Joseph Leone and John and Ava Hannigan and is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.

Family and Friends will honor John’s life by gathering on Thursday, September 30 at Sacred Heart Church, Brooks St., East Boston at 10 a.m. for a Funeral Mass in celebration of John’s life. Services will conclude with John being laid to rest with full military honors at Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden.

To leave an online condolence please visit www.ruggieromh.com.

Louis “Charlie” Dell’Aria

Proprietor of Charlie’s Shoe Repair in East Boston

Louis J. “Charlie” Dell’Aria, 92, of Winthrop, formerly of East Boston, passed away on September 25.

The beloved husband of the late Lillian L. (Micciche) Dell’Aria, he was born in Boston, the cherished son of the late Charles and Sadie Dell’Aria.

Louis began working at his father’s cobbler and repair shop, Charlie’s Shoe Repair in East Boston, as a young man and eventually became the proprietor of the business after his father’s passing. Louis was known as a hardworking and dedicated family man, always providing for his family. 

He was the devoted father of Robert L. Dell’Aria and Janis M. (Dell’Aria) Richards, both of Winthrop; the cherished brother of the late Salvatore Dell’Aria and his late wife, Anne Marie “Dolly” Dell’Aria. He is also survived by many loving family members, cousins and friends.

Visiting hours will be held in the Maurice W. Kirby Funeral Home, 210 Winthrop St., Winthrop on Thursday, September 30 from 9 to 11 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. John the Evangelist Church, Winthrop at 11:30 a.m.

Relatives and friends are invited. Interment will be in Winthrop Cemetery (Belle Isle Section).

For guestbook and directions, please visit: www.mauricekirbyfh.com.

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