Obituaries 10-20-2021

Edward Palladino Sr.

Longtime Member of the Orient Heights Yacht Club and Orient Heights Civic Club

Edward Palladino Sr., a life-long resident of Orient Heights, East Boston, passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on October 8 at the age of 98.

Edward was a longtime member of Orient Heights Yacht Club and the Orient Heights Civic Club and a US Navy veteran of World War II.

The beloved husband of the late Julia (Guarino) Palladino, he was the devoted father of Edward Palladino Jr. and his wife, Denise of Saugus, Louise Donner and her husband, Jonathan of Lynnfield and Susan Daly and her husband, Paul of Saugus; cherished grandfather of Alexa and Jamie Palladino, Rachel Rincon and her husband, Ryan, Stephen Daly and his wife, Kayla, Macayla and Julia Daly and Dennis Giglio and his wife, Cezanne and adored great-grandfather of Audrina and Madison. He was predeceased by six brothers and one sister.

Family and friends honored Edward’s life by gathering at the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home, 971 Saratoga St., East Boston on Tuesday, October 12 and a Funeral Mass was celebrated at St. Joseph – St. Lazarus Church, East Boston on Wednesday. Services  concluded with Edward being laid to rest with his beloved wife, Julia at Holy Cross Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital.

Edward Ross Forbes

A Born Storyteller

Edward Ross Forbes of Revere, formerly of East Boston, born June 6 1948, passed away on Monday, October 11, 2021.  

Eddie is survived by his daughter, Janelle Falgout-Forbes, her wife, Aimee, grandsons, Julian and Graham, his sister, Valerie Bleak and her husband, Paul and six nieces and nephews.  He was predeceased by his parents, John and Mary Forbes and sister, Ellen DiBarri. 

Eddie grew up in East Boston where he developed his love for baseball, boxing all Boston sports teams and spending time at the local beaches with friends.   A born storyteller, we will miss hearing his true and sometimes colorful stories. 

He attended Boston English High School and shortly thereafter, at the age of 19, he was inducted in the U.S. Army.  He served two tours of duty in Vietnam – a time that greatly impacted his life. 

Special thanks go to the Veterans Administration, especially to his case worker, Eric LeFevre for years of care and to his nephew, David DiBarri, for his countless kindnesses. 

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to New England Shelter for Homeless Veterans, 17 Court Street, Boston, MA 02108. Funeral services were held privately.   To leave an online condolence please visit

Simone Grutti

Longtime Patron of Café Nationale in East Boston

Simone Grutti of Billerica, formerly of East Boston, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his loving family, on Sunday, October 17 at 80 years of age.

Simone was a longtime patron of Cafe Nationale in East Boston.

The beloved husband of Maria (Munafo) Grutti, he was the devoted father of Vincenzo and his wife, Roberta of Middleton, Francesco and his wife, Lynn of Ware and Alessandro and his wife, Jodie, of Billerica; dear brother of Melina Furia of Watertown and her late husband, Antonio, Giuseppina Ravida of Revere and her late husband, Giuseppe and the late Antonio Grutti; cherished grandfather of Michael, Vincenzo, Sophia, Alessandro, John, Elanore and Simone and also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.

Family and friends will honor Simone’s life by gathering at the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home, 971 Saratoga Street, (Orient Heights) East Boston, on Saturday, October 23 from 3 to 6 p.m. A prayer service will be held in our Serenity Chapel at 6 p.m. Committal services will be private. 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

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