Obituaries 11-10-2021

Diane Nancy Serra

Lifelong East Boston Resident

Diane Nancy (Cantalupo) Serra, a life-long resident of East Boston, passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family on November 6 at the age of 78.

The beloved wife of the late Frank “Buster” Serra, she was the devoted mother of Rhonda DeStasio and Stacy Quinones, both of East Boston and Lisa DeLuca and her husband, Joel of Lynn; cherished grandmother of Natasha and Cassandra Quinones and adored great-grandmother of Nico and Roma.

Family and friends will honor Diane’s life by gathering on Friday, November 12 at St. Joseph – St. Lazarus Church, 59 Ashley St., East Boston for a 10 a.m. Memorial Mass in celebration of Diane’s life followed by a funeral procession to Woodlawn Cemetery where Diane will be laid to rest with her beloved husband, Buster.

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Rose Phyllis Hughes

Of East Boston

Rose Phyllis (Marshall) Hughes of East Boston passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family on November 7 at the age of 90.

The beloved wife of the late John Hughes, she was the devoted mother of Barbara Hughes and her loving companion, Joseph Guarino of East Boston, John Hughes and his late wife, Sandra of Revere, Jodie Hughes and her husband, Alessandro Grutti of Billerica and the late Rose Patricia Hughes and Mary Jane Beamer; dear sister of Richard Marshall and his wife, Anna of Revere, Ruth Kennedy of Saugus, William Marshall of Florida, John Marshall and his wife, Nora of New Hampshire and the late Mary, Alice, Alexander, Irene, Clotilda, James, George, Robert, Mary, Eatha and Dorothy; cherished grandmother of Michael, Jenae, Christopher, Alessandro Jr. and John and adored great grandmother of Michael and Connor. She is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews. Family and friends will honor Rose’s life by gathering at the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home, 971 Saratoga St., East Boston today, Wednesday, November 10 from 4 to 8 p.m. and again on Thursday morning at 11:30 a.m. for a funeral service in the Serenity Chapel of the Memorial Home at 12 noon. Services will conclude with Rose being laid to rest at Puritan Lawn Memorial Park in Peabody. For more information, visit

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