Obituaries 05-04-2022

Catherine Lochiatto

Of Revere

Catherine (Megna) Lochiatto, 85, of Revere, passed away on Saturday, April 23 surrounded by her loving daughters.

The cherished daughter of the late Joseph and Rose (Favaloro) Megna, she was the beloved wife of the late Anthony J. Lochiatto, loving mother of Deborah A. Lochiatto of Harwich and Sandra M. Lochiatto of Revere and the late Genevieve (Lochiatto) Riley; dear sister of Anthony Megna of Medford; adored grandmother of Derek, Anthony and Catherine Riley and she also leaves nieces and nephews.

Family and long loved friends will honor Catherine’s life by gathering at Vazza’s “ Beechwood” Funeral Home, 262 Beach Street, Revere, today, Wednesday, May 4 from 8:30  to 10:30 a.m. followed by a funeral procession to St. Anthony of Padua Church, 250 Revere St., Revere for a Funeral Mass to be celebrated in her honor at 11 a.m. Interment Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to: Care Dimensions 75 Sylvan St., Suite B 102, Danvers, Ma 01923.       

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Steven DiPrima

Boston Police Department Administrative Clerk

Steven M. DiPrima (Boston Police Department), a 26 year resident of East Boston and formerly of Charlestown, entered into eternal life on Sunday, May 1 at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston following a five year courageous battle with cancer. He was 61 years old.

Steven was born in Boston on March 15, 1961, a son of Priscilla R. (Flaherty) DiPrima and the late Santo S. DiPrima. He grew up in Charlestown where he was educated at St. Francis De Sales Parochial School and graduated from Malden Catholic High School in 1979. He furthered his education at Northeastern University and the University of Southern New Hampshire. Steven worked in several civilian capacities for the Boston Police Department and as an Administrative Clerk following 28 years of dedicated service to the City of Boston.

He enjoyed acting and was so very proud that he appeared in several small independent films and was always willing to belt out a song to whomever would listen to him. He enjoyed watching old movies and listening to 50’s era music. Steven was well known for his great sense of humor and he enjoyed making people laugh and always knew that it was important for people look on the bright side of situations.

The beloved and loving husband of 25 years to Maria G. (D’Angelo) DiPrima and the beloved son of Priscilla R. (Flaherty) DiPrima and the late Santo S. DiPrima, he was the devoted brother of Joseph DiPrima, Charles DiPrima and his wife, Nubia, Rita Gingras and her husband, Albert, Lisa Sgrosso and her husband, Joseph and the late Luci Ann DiPrima; the beloved brother-in-law of Angela Maniaci and her husband, Vito, Fina Briguglio and her husband, Joseph and Salvatore D’Angelo and his wife, Diane. He is also survived by his many loving nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend Steven’s Funeral on Friday, May 6 at 10 a.m. from The Carr Funeral Home, 220 Bunker Hill St. Charlestown followed by his Funeral Mass in St. Francis De Sales Church, 313 Bunker Hill St. Charlestown at 11 a.m. His burial will be private. Visiting hours will be Thursday, May 5 from 4 to 7 p.m. in the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, kindly make a memorial donation in Steven’s name to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, Tennessee 38105-9959.

Winifred Rizzuti

Of Saugus, formerly of East Boston

Winifred E. (O’Connell) Rizzuti of Saugus, formerly of East Boston, passed away on Monday, April 25, at the age of 76. 

The beloved wife of the late Ralph Rizzuti, she was the devoted mother of Christine Rizzuti, Ralph Rizzuti, Michele McKinney, Michael Rizzuti, Anthony Rizzuti and the late Domenic Rizzuti; loving grandmother of Jordan Verbin Rizzuti, Dana Rizzuti Faye, Domenic Mahoney, Daria Mahoney, Gabrielle Rizzuti, Thomas Delgado, Ralph Rizzuti, Nicholas Rizzuti, Stephen McKinney, Ryne McKinney, Alexis Rizzuti, Alana Rizzuti, Aubrey Rizzuti, Emma Lea Rizzuti and the late Sara Rizzuti. She is also survived by great grandchildren and by many loving friends. 

In accordance with the family’s wishes, all services are private. To leave an online condolence visit www.ruggieromh.com.

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 honored George’s life by gathering at St. Anthony of Padua Church, Revere, on Friday, April 29 for a Funeral Mass celebrating his life. Services concluded 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 www.ruggieromh.com.

Francis Xavier Tosney, Sr.

B&M Railroad Retiree and Owner of Concord Coin and Antiques in Concord, NH

Francis Xavier Tosney, Sr. “Uncle Frank,” died unexpectedl, on April 26 at his home in Berwick, Maine.

Born on Jan. 18, 1943 in Boston, son of John Tosney Sr. and Elizabeth (McGrath) Tosney, he was raised and educated in East Boston and served in the Army Reserve for six years. He worked for the Boston & Maine railroad and retired after 25 years as a supervisor. Following his retirement, Mr. Tosney opened Concord Coin and Antiques, in Concord, NH, where he was sought after for his expertise in precious metals, rare coin collecting and train memorabilia. 

He was a former resident of Winthrop, later moving to Weare, NH where he resided for many years. He recently moved to Berwick, ME with his wife, Linda, where they settled in their beautiful log home. 

He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Linda Calla Tosney, the love of his life; one son, Frank Jr. of East Boston; his brother, Christopher Tosney, two sisters, Maryann Lombardi and Geraldine Bowen, along with many special nieces and nephews whom he loved dearly. 

Frank was a character with a big personality who had many friends in his life. If he had an opinion about something, you and the world would know about it! He was never shy about expressing his genuine love for family and friends. He loved his Irish ancestry and embraced the love of Italian food and traditions of his wife’s family. You would often hear him say, I need more “gravy” on my meatballs and pasta.  He was a man of many talents and hobbies. Frank always had a story to tell and was a huge Boston sports fan. He loved being with his family and friends watching and cheering for the New England Patriots, Celtics and Boston Bruins. If anybody needed anything, he always knew a guy, who knew a guy. You would always find Frank working around his home fixing plumbing or working on a new project. He loved collecting antique guns and B&M train memorabilia. He also enjoyed fishing, swimming and boating. He especially enjoyed challenging someone to a game of Pool, which he usually won. Frank will be missed but not forgotten by all who loved him. 

Family and friends honored Frank’s life by gathering at the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home, (Orient Heights) East Boston on Monday, May 2 and a Funeral Mass was celebrated at Saint Joseph – Saint Lazarus Church, East Boston, on Tuesday, May 3. Services concluded with Frank being laid to rest at Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. To leave an online condolence, visit www.ruggieromh.com. 

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