Obituaries 04-27-2022

Agnes Kennedy

Retired Spauling Rehabilitation Hospital Telecommunications Operator

Agnes N. “Girlie” Kennedy of East Boston passed away at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston on April 22. She was 95 years old.

Born in East Boston, the beloved daughter of the late Agnes (Ryan) and John Costa, she was a life-long resident of East Boston. She worked as a telecommunications operator for the Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital prior to her retirement.

She was the devoted wife for over 60 years to the late Arthur Kennedy and the loving mother of Nancy Shea of Peabody, Carol Kennedy-Merrill and her husband, Paul of East Boston, John Kennedy and his wife, Janice of Berlin, New Hampshire and the late Janet Sampson and David Kennedy; dear sister of the late John, Vincent, Francis and Richard Costa; Cherished Mum of Julian, Erica, Kathryn, Lauren, Christine, Bridget and Courtney and Great Mum of Anthony, Ronin, Kennedy, Dash, Skye and Farrah.

The Funeral Mass was conducted from the St. Joseph-St. Lazarus Church, East Boston on Tuesday, April 26.  Services concluded with the interment in Holy Cross Cemetery in Malden.

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Arrangements were under the direction of the Caggiano-O’Maley-Frazier Funeral Home.

Gerard Gosselin


Gerard P. “Jerry” Gosselin died in East Boston on April 19. 

Jerry was born and raised in East Boston and attended Northeastern University for Culinary Arts. He began his career as a chef at Spinelli’s and Morelli’s in East Boston and then for many years at Antonio’s Restaurant in Boston.

The beloved husband of Darlene M. (Burke), he was the father of Gerard “Jerry” Gosselin and his wife, Katie Gosselin of Peabody and Christine “Chrissy” Trindade of East Boston, son of Carmella (Passariello) of East Boston and the late Gilles “Gil” Gosselin, grandfather of Arianna Orlandino and Daniella Trindade and brother of Gary Gosselin and his wife, Carole Gosselin of East Boston and is also survived by several nieces and nephews.

A Memorial Mass will be celebrated in Sacred Heart Church, 45 Brooks St. East Boston on Friday morning, April 29 at 10 o’clock. Relatives and friends are invited.

In lieu of flowers donations in his memory to the American Cancer Society would be appreciated.

Please leave messages of condolence for the family on Jerry’s Tribute Page at

George Buttiglieri

He Was a Product of One of the Greatest Youth Organizations Ever Assembled, the East Boston Youth Hockey

George M. Buttiglieri of East Boston, 67, passed away peacefully on Sunday, April 24  surrounded by his loving family.

George was a product of one of the greatest youth organizations ever assembled, East Boston Youth Hockey. He continued his brief career on the ice, playing for Charlestown High School and later on, East Boston High in an outstanding, Division I, Boston City League.

The loving son of the late Constantino (Sonny) and Margaret (Burke) Buttiglieri, he was the dear brother of Jack and his wife, Christine and Jim and his wife, Karen, all of East Boston, Bob and his wife, Chris of Stoneham and Tom and his wife, Carla of Peabody. He is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.

Family and friends will honor George’s life by gathering at St. Anthony of Padua Church, Revere, on Friday, April 29 for a Funeral Mass celebrating his life at 10 a.m. Services will conclude with George being laid to rest with his beloved parents, Constantino and Margaret, at Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden.

In accordance with the Buttiglieri family’s wishes and in lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in George’s name to the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, 10 Brookline Place, W 6th floor, Brookline, MA 02445. To leave an online condolence, please visit

Frank Pellegrino

Of Revere

Frank Pellegrino of Revere died on April 20 at the age of 49. 

Born in Boston on June 6, 1972, Frank graduated from Revere High School and attended the Burdett School of Accounting and studied networking at Lincoln Technical Institute.

He is survived by his loving mother, Rose (Speranza) Pellegrino and the beloved son of the late Angelo Pellegrino; cherished father of Sean and the dear brother of Tanya Pellegrino of Revere; loving nephew of Michele Corso and her late husband, Joseph, Benny and Diane Pellegrino, Rosemarie and her late husband, Al Rams and the late Mario Speranza and his surviving wife, Janice.  He is also survived by many caring cousins and friends. 

A Visitation will be held at the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, 128 Revere St, Revere, today, Wednesday, April 27 from 4 to 7 p.m. followed by a 7 p.m. Prayer Service in the funeral home.  Relatives and friends are kindly invited.  Private Interment.  For guest book please visit:

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