Obituaries 11-24-2021

Michael Cintolo

Retired Boston Police Patrolman

Michael R. Cintolo of Wakefield, formerly of East Boston, passed away on Thursday, November 18 at 82 years of age.

Michael was a Boston Police Patrolman for over 34 years. He is also a Veteran of the United States Marine Corp. serving in the Vietnam era. Michael was a member of the Italian American Police Association and the Boston Police Patrolman Union.

The beloved husband for over 45 years to Gail M. (Dulcetta) Cintolo, he was the devoted father of Michael A. Cintolo of, Richard D. Cintolo and Monique Richard, all of Winthrop, Michael J. Cintolo of East Boston, Joseph P. Cintolo and his wife, Holly, of Wakefield; dear brother of William Cintolo of Revere, Valerie Abrahamovich of Rhode Island and Pamela Cianciaruso of Revere; cherished grandfather of Alex, Dominic, Marie, Michael, Sophia, Francis, Michael and Nicholas.

Family and friends honored Michael’s life by gathering at the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home, 971 Saratoga Street, (Orient Heights) East Boston, on Tuesday morning, November 23 before leaving in procession to Sacred Heart Church, East Boston, for a Funeral Mass celebrating Michael’s life at 11:30 A.M. Services concluded with Michael being laid to rest at Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Dr. Thomas Neilan of Cardiac Care at Massachusetts General Hospital, Yawkey Building. To leave an online condolence please visit

Martin Gartland

Former East Boston Resident

Martin L. Gartland in Everett, formerly of East Boston, died on November 15.

Martin proudly served his country in both the U.S. Army and the U.S. Air Force.

The beloved son of the late Gertrude (Sulkey) and Joseph L. Gartland, he was the brother of Maureen Dell’Orfano and her late husband, John, Mary Gartland, Michael Gartland and his wife, Lisa, Lori Recupero, Kathleen Gartland and the late Evelyn Martinelli, Barbara Ann, Joseph, Judith and William Gartland. He is also survived by his aunt, Mary Canavan and three generations of nieces and nephews.

At his request all services will be private.  Please leaves messages of condolence for the family on his Tribute Page at

Anthony “Nene” Frizzi, Sr.

Veteran of the Korean Conflict

Anthony O. “Nene” Frizzi, Sr., 88, of East Boston passed away on November 17.

A United States Navy Veteran of the Korean Conflict, he was the beloved husband of the late Grace “Fay” (Crosby) Frizzi, the loving father of Anthony O. “Nene” Jr. of East Boston, Karen Martone and her late husband, Joseph of East Boston and the late Sharon Merullo. He is lovingly survived by his grandchildren: Sharna Sullivan and husband, Brian of Saugus, Koriana Martone and her fiancé, James Moore of Revere, Shanee Masciulli and her husband, Paul of Beverly, Jennafa Burri and her husband, Michael of East Boston, Shaylyn Merullo of Lynn and his great grandchildren: Keira, Brian, Gennaro, Michael and Melia. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend visiting hours at the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home, 971 Saratoga Street, East Boston on Wednesday, November 24 from 8 to 10 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass to be celebrated in honor of Anthony’s life at Saint Anthony of Padua Church, 250 Revere Street, Revere at 11 a.m. Interment in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett.

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

Virgilia Trotta

Of East Boston

Virgilia (Borrelli) Trotta of East Boston passed away on Monday, November 15.

The beloved wife of the late Vittorio Trotta, she was the devoted mother of Maria Salvaggio and her husband, Paul of Middleton, Vincenzo Trotta and his wife, Nancy of Braintree, Anita Candelario and her husband, Stephen of Swampscott; dear sister of Andrea Borrelli and Filomena Lauri, both of Italy and the late Carmine Borrelli and loving grandmother of Madeline, Benjamin, Amelia, Andrea, Chase, Samuel, Miles and the late Baby Stephen. She is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews. 

Family and friends honored Virgilia’s life by gathering at the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home on Friday, November 19 and a Funeral Mass was celebrated at Sacred Heart Church in East Boston on Saturday, November 20. Services  concluded with Virgilia being laid to rest at Holy Cross Cemetery in Malden with her beloved husband. May they rest in peace. 

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Lung Association, 1661 Worcester Road, Suite 301, Framingham, MA 01701.  To leave an online condolence please visit

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