Obituaries 05-17-2023

Ann Marie Schepici

Longtime Proprietor of Ann Marie’s Salon 192 in East Boston

Ann Marie T. Schepici of Lynnfield, formerly of East Boston, passed away at home on May 13 surrounded by her loving family. 

Ann Marie was a longtime proprietor of Ann Marie’s Salon 192 in East Boston for over 42 years. She was a past member of the Lynnfield Senior Center where she enjoyed bingo, playing cards (poker, in particular), and taking restaurant trips with the Lunch Bunch. And boy, she never met a dessert she didn’t like. She traveled to Italy, California, Santo Domingo,  and Las Vegas to name a few. At home, she watched Let’s Make a Deal, The Price is Right, Wheel of Fortune, Property Brothers and her favorite was Chicago P.D. 

Ann Marie, a single mom, raised four children alone and cherished her family over everything. She loved spending time with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren as well.  Ann Marie will be remembered for her beautiful smile and her great sense of humor. She will be missed by many family members and friends. 

The loving daughter of the late Frank  and Frances (Falco) Venuti, she was the devoted mother of Steve Schepici of Florida, Lorna Overton and her husband, Ronald and Denise Scapicchio and her husband, Louis, all of East Boston and the late Joseph Schepici; dear sister of John Venuti and the late Camille Healey and her late husband, David and Virginia DiSalvo and her surviving husband, Joseph DiSalvo; cherished grandmother of Steven Schepici, Amanda Portillo Schepici and her husband, Gabriel, Danielle Russo and her husband, Derek, Richard Overton and husband Kim Elphinstone, Leah Forbes and her husband John, Louis Scapicchio and his wife, Stacey, Michael Scapicchio and his wife, Cinara and Jennifer Schepici; adored great-grandmother of Layla, Angelo, Dario, Domenic, Deandra, Dante, Gina, Mikayla, Maria, Victoria, Catarina and Isabella. She is also survived by many loving nieces, nephews and cousins. 

Family and friends will honor Ann Marie’s life by gathering at the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home, 971 Saratoga Street, East Boston, today, Wednesday at 9 a.m. before leaving in procession to Our Lady of Assumption Parish in Lynnfield for an 11 a.m. Funeral Mass, Services will conclude with Ann Marie being laid to rest at Puritan Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery in Peabody. 

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Beth Israel Lahey Health at Home, 800 West Cummings Park, Suite 5000, Woburn, MA 01801. To leave an online condolence, visit

William McDonald

Of Winthrop and Revere

William J. McDonald, 84, of Winthrop and Revere, passed away peacefully on May 14. 

He was predeceased by his beloved wife, Ann Marie (Andriotti) McDonald and his late parents, William and Eileen McDonald; sisters, Joan Rea, Gail Fernandes and Maureen Leary. Bill is survived by his sister, Kathleen Gutowski of Revere, nieces, Maureen Gutowski of Boston and Lisa Fernandes of Cape Elizabeth, ME; brother in law, Jack Fernandes of South Portland, ME; step daughters, Laura Matarazzo of East Boston, Joyce Burns and her husband, Joseph Burns of Easton; grandchildren: Kyle Burns and Lyndsey Burns and a host of other nieces, nephews and cousins including: Alex McCallum and his wife, Wendy and Mathew McCallum, Jack McDonald and his wife, Karen and Gary Fernandes. 

Special thanks and appreciation go to his nurse, Nanci at the Parc at Harborview Winthrop and the Staff at MGH Boston Ellison 12th floor for their exemplary care, kindness and compassion. 

A memorial service will be held at Ruggiero Family Memorial Home, 971 Saratoga Street, East Boston on Thursday, May 25 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Services will conclude with a prayer service in our serenity chapel. To leave an online condolence, visit

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