Obituaries 10-13-2021

Peter Robert Beatrice Jr.

Attorney and Political Activist

Peter Robert Beatrice Jr., 93, of Swampscott, Massachusetts, beloved husband of the late Joan Marie (Sinatra) Beatrice, died peacefully on Thursday, June 17, 2021. Peter was born on April 10, 1928 in East Boston, MA and was the son of the late Pietro and Marie (Sacco) Beatrice.

Peter was a graduate of Dean Academy, and after serving in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Korean War, he completed Suffolk University and Suffolk University Law School, simultaneously. He was president of his class all 4 years and played on the baseball team. Peter and Joan moved to Swampscott in 1959, and he started his law practice, Beatrice, DeCoursi, Mahoney and Outlaw, in the city of Boston. He eventually opened a private law practice and proudly welcomed his sons Thomas and John upon their admittance to the Massachusetts Bar. Peter was involved in Massachusetts State politics, running for Secretary of State as well as running various campaigns for local politicians including Endicott Peabody, Thomas Eiesenstadt and Frank Bellotti.

Peter and Joan raised their five children in Swampscott where he was an active member of the community, coaching Babe Ruth Baseball for 13 years, winning 9 championships, and coached American Legion baseball as well. He formed many life long friendships while coaching and steered many young men into successful careers and lives. He also helped many of his former players in times of trouble and at all hours of the night.

Peter was on the Swampscott School Committee for many years and was also a member of St. John’s Catholic Church.

Peter was predeceased by his brothers Joseph and Michael as well as his sister Mary (Beatrice) Goins. He is survived by one sister, Dorothy (Beatrice) Marra, as well as his five children, Peter Beatrice III and wife Carol, Gregory Beatrice and wife Donna, Thomas Beatrice, John Beatrice and partner Sergio DeSouza and Elise Budd and husband Mac. Peter was especially proud of his grandchildren, Peter and wife Heather, Derek and wife Crystal, Kyle and wife Danielle, Bethany and husband Jordan, Gregory and wife Andrea, Peyton, Parker, Alexandra, Vanessa and Daphne, as well as his eight great grandchildren.

A private service was held at the Swampscott Cemetery.  Arrangements by the SOLIMINE FUNERAL HOME, Lynn. Online guestbook at

Marie Perrella

Revere School Department Retiree

Marie (Frongillo) Perrella of Revere died on October 8 at the age of 92. 

Marie worked as a bookkeeper and manager for over 30 years in the School Department for the City of Revere.  She will be sorely missed by all who knew her.

Marie was one of 11 children. She was born in Revere on February 10, 1929 to the late Andrew and Jeanette (DeMasse) Frongillo.  She was the beloved wife of 69 years to the late John Perrella Sr., devoted mother of Janice Perrella of East Boston, Kenneth Perrella and his wife, Nancy of Revere and the late John Perrella Jr., cherished grandmother of 10 and adored great grandmother of 22.  She is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews. 

A Funeral will be held from the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, 128 Revere St, Revere on Thursday, October 13, at 9 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass at St. Anthony’s Church at 10 a.m.  Relatives and friends are kindly invited.  A Visitation will be today,  Wednesday, from 4 to 8 p.m. Interment Woodlawn Cemetery. For guest book, please visit

Lillian Ann Schraffa

Thirty-Year Umana-Barnes School Kitchen Manager

Lillian Ann (Scalfani) Schraffa of East Boston died on October 5.

Lillian was the kitchen manager at the Umana-Barnes School for 30 years. She was an avid bowler and was well known at Central Park Lanes. 

The beloved wife of the late Louis A. “Red” Schraffa, she was the loving mother of Margaret Palmisano and her husband, Bob of Revere, Laura Cintolo of East Boston, Victoria Collins and her husband, Frank of Billerica and Victor Schraffa and his wife, Kathleen of East Boston; sister of the late Rose Donnaruma, Laura Ruliera, Mary Cangiano, Ralph, Joseph and Frank Scalfani. She is also survived by seven grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

At her request all services are private. Please leave messages of condolence for the family on her Tribute Page at

Laura Stary

Former Head Baker at Jordan Marsh

Laura K. (Passariello) Stary of East Boston died on October 6.

Laura was the Head Baker at Jordan Marsh for 25 years until the company was purchased by Macy’s. 

The beloved wife of the late Quentin J. Stary and the daughter of the late Emilio and Concetta Passariello, she was the loving mother of Mary Ann Stary and the late Hannah Inglese-McCarthy, Quentin R. and Joseph C. Stary; sister of Vincent “Tarzan” Passariello, Susan D’Angelis, Carmella Gosselin, Margaret Serino and the late Constance Stec, Salvatore, Carmen, Rocky, Rico, Emilio and infants Maria and Anthony Passariello. Laura is survived by six grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild and many nieces and nephews. 

Laura’s Funeral Services were held on Tuesday, October 12 in the Magrath Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory to: CureALZFund, 34 Washington St., Ste 310, Wellesley Hills, MA 02481 would be appreciated.

Please leave messages of condolence to Laura’s family on her Tribute Page at

Christopher Arciero

City of Boston Retiree

Christopher Arciero, in Winthrop, formerly of East Boston, died on October 7. 

Chris was a member of the Painter’s Union and retired from the City of Boston after many years of service. He was a fan of all the Boston sports teams, especially the New England Patriots and he also enjoyed fishing off the many bridges and piers in the area. 

The beloved husband of Theresa (Fay), he was the loving father of Nancy Sideri and her husband, Steven of Boxford, David Arciero of Las Vegas, NV, Thomas Arciero and his wife, LuAnne of East Boston and Susan Bocchino and her husband, Peter of Saugus; grandfather of Erica, Steven Jr. and Krista Sideri, Ashley and Jason Arciero and Rachel and Peter Bocchino.

Visiting hours in the Magrath Funeral Home, 336 Chelsea St [at Day Sq] East Boston will be Friday, October 15 from 4 to 7:30 p.m. concluding with a Prayer Service at 7:30 p.m.  Relatives and friends are invited.

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