Obituaries 11-17-2021

John Cheffro, Sr.

Lifelong East Boston Resident

John W. Cheffro Sr., a life-long resident of East Boston, passed away unexpectedly on November 14 surrounded by his loving family.

The beloved husband of Dorothy (DeVico) Cheffro, he was the devoted father of Brenda Marie Membrino and her husband, Roberto of New Hampshire, John W. Cheffro Jr, and his husband, Maurice of Lynn and Thomas Anthony Cheffro and his life-long partner, Jane MacNiel of Peabody; dear brother of Camille “Dolly” Iacuzio and her late husband, Jerry of East Boston, Joseph Cheffro and his wife, Marie of Winthrop and the late Robert, Sylvester “Jake,” and Edward “Crystal” Cheffro and loving grandfather of Brandi, Anthony and Victoria. He is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.

Family and friends will honor John’s life by gathering on Monday, November 22 at the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home, 971 Saratoga St., East Boston from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. before leaving in funeral procession to Sacred Heart Church Brooks St., East Boston for an 11 a.m. Funeral Mass in celebration of John’s life. Services will conclude with John being laid to rest at Puritan Lawn Memorial Park in Peabody.

Louis “Butchie” Chianca

Member of Carpenters Union Local 33

Louis A. “Butchie” Chianca, a lifelong resident of Jeffries Point, passed away surrounded by his loving family on November 11 at the age of 79. 

Butchie was a member of the Carpenters Local Union #33 and a past member of the Chuckawalla Club. 

The beloved husband of the late Joanne (Magliano) Chianca, he was the devoted father of Louis Chianca and his wife, Evelyn (Burri) of Revere; dear brother of Angela DiPerri and the late Charles of East Boston and loving grandfather of Gianna and Antonia. He is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews. 

Family and friends honored Butchie’s life by gathering at the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home, 971 Saratoga Street (Orient Heights) East Boston, on Monday, November 15 before leaving in procession to Sacred Heart Church, East Boston for a Funeral Mass celebrating Butchie’s life. Services concluded with Butchie being laid to rest with his beloved wife, Joanne, at Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden.

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