Obituaries 06-01-2022

Mary Grace DiMarzo

Of East Boston

Mary Grace (Stefano) DiMarzo of East Boston passed away on Friday, May 27.

She was the devoted mother of Dominic DiMarzo and the late Darlene DiMarzo, dear sister of Barbara DiGangi and Fred Stefano, loving grandmother of Dena, Joseph, Erika, Dominic and Dyan, cherished great grandmother of  Deanna, Mikaila, Sophia, Ronni, Dominic and Connor and adored great-great grandmother to Kehlani. 

Family and friends will honor Mary’s life by gathering at the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home, 971 Saratoga Street, Orient Heights, East Boston, today, Wednesday morning at 8:30 a.m. before leaving in procession to St. Joseph- St. Lazarus Church for a 10 a.m. mass celebrating her life. Services will conclude with committal prayers at Woodlawn Cemetery Chapel in Everett. To leave an online condolence, please visit

Thomas “TT” Clark

Longtime Dedicated Coach and Volunteer for East Boston Pop Warner

Thomas E. “TT” Clark of Winthrop passed away on May 27.

Thomas was a longtime dedicated coach and volunteer for East Boston Pop Warner.

The devoted father of John Cinelli, Lisa Bartlett and her husband, Robert, Jackie Amodeo and his wife, Ashley, Brandon Amodeo, Thomas Clark and Tyler Clark and his wife, Gabriella, he was the former husband of Dawn Clark (Callow), loving brother of Judy Clark, William Clark, Patrick Clark, Avis Clark, Michael Clark and the late Joseph, Clark, John Clark and Marie Clark and cherished grandfather of seven grandchildren. 

Family and friends will honor Thomas’s life by gathering at the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home, 971 Saratoga Street, Orient Heights, East Boston, on Saturday, June 4 from 9 a.m. to 12 Noon with a prayer service in our serenity chapel at 11:30 a.m. All other services are private. In lieu of flowers please make memorial donations in Thomas’s name to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105; 800-805-5856.  To leave an online condolence, visit

Elizabeth Baptista

She Will Forever Be in the Hearts of Her Family

Family and friends are invited to attend a funeral today, Wednesday, June 1 beginning at 10 a.m. followed by a Funeral Service at 11:15 a.m. in Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, 262 Beach St., Revere for Elizabeth A. (Rossi) Baptista, 85, who passed peacefully at her home surrounded by her loving family on Thursday, May 26 following a long illness. Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett.

Elizabeth was born in Boston to Francis and Louise (Briganti) Rossi. She was raised and educated in East Boston and was a graduate of East Boston High School, Class of 1953.  She married Robert Baptista in 1956 and the couple remained in East Boston briefly before settling in Revere to raise their family. Elizabeth worked for many years in the Insurance Industry as a Claims Processor.

Elizabeth devoted her life to her family. There was nothing more important to her than her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. She always hosted all of the holidays at her home and Sunday dinners were a tradition that she instilled in her children. Anyone who knew Elizabeth knew that she was an avid Bingo player and was always making appearances at St. Anthony’s to play Bingo. She will forever be in the hearts of her family.

The beloved wife of 63 years to the late Robert D. Baptista, she was the loving mother of Lee Ann Voner and her husband, Richard Sr. of Revere, Lisa Murphy and her husband, Arthur of New Hampshire, formerly of Danvers, Roberta Grutti and her husband, Vincenzo of Middleton and the late Michael T. Baptista; cherished grandmother of Jennifer Juliano, Richard Voner, Jr. and his wife, Paola, Shawn Murphy, Ross Murphy, Madison Murphy, Michael Grutti, Vincenzo Grutti and Sophia Grutti; adored great grandmother of Mason, Dylan and Ian; dear sister of Linda Perrault and her husband, John of Maine, Thomas Rossi and his wife, Christine of Nevada and the late Robert F. Rossi. She is also lovingly survived by nieces and nephews.

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