Obituaries 12-06-2023

Paul C. Izzo Jr.

He Was a Pillar of Strength, a Source of Comfort and a Wellspring of Wisdom to Those Around Him

Paul C. Izzo Jr., a beloved soul, departed from this world on November 27 at the age of 86.  He was born on December 16, 1936, to the late Paul C. Izzo Sr. and Mary (Guardullo) Izzo.

Paul lived a life filled with love, family, and meaningful connections. Paul was a devoted husband to his late wife, Lorraine (Ciampi), and together they shared a lifetime of joys and challenges. His dedication to family was evident in every aspect of his life. A loving sibling, Paul is survived by his sister, Anna DeCosta of East Boston and his brother, Joseph Izzo of Saugus. He was preceded in death by his siblings: Ida Villano, Rita Rizzo, Anthony Izzo, Nicholas Izzo, Jean Nicoletti and Marie Capone. Paul leaves a lasting impact on his extended family, being a cherished brother-in-law to Lucille Ciampi and an adored uncle to numerous nieces and nephews.

His kindness, wisdom, and generosity will be remembered by all who had the privilege of knowing him. Paul’s legacy extends beyond the boundaries of his family. He was a pillar of strength, a source of comfort, and a wellspring of wisdom to those around him. His memory will be held dear by family and friends alike, a testament to a life well-lived and a heart well-loved. 

Family and friends honored Paul’s life by gathering at the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home, 971 Saratoga St., East Boston, on Friday, December 1. Services concluded with Paul being laid to rest at Woodlawn Cemetery in Everet, with his beloved wife, Lorraine. May they rest in peace.

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Elia DePasquale

Of East Boston

Elia (Graziano) DePasquale of East Boston passed away peacefully on December 2nd, at the age of 94. 

The beloved wife of the late Arcangelo DePasquale, she was the cherished daughter of the late Archangelo and Maria (Santosuosso) Graziano, devoted mother of Alfonso and Antonio DePasquale and adored aunt of Frances Cunningham and her husband, John. 

Family and friends will honor Elia’s life by gathering today, Wednesday, December 6th at the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home, 971 Saratoga St., East Boston from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. before leaving in a funeral procession to Sacred Heart Church, Brooks Street, East Boston for a 10 a.m. funeral mass in celebration of Elia’s life. Services will conclude with Elia being entombed with her beloved husband at Woodlawn Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital. To leave an online condolence visit

Karen Marie Ulwick

Devout Catholic, Devoted to Her Family

Karen Marie (Daniels) Ulwick of East Boston passed away on November 30.

Karen was a devout catholic. She not only went to church on Sundays, but attended mass throughout the week. She thoroughly enjoyed the Columbus Day parade that would go down her street every year and would sit outside with family and friends and enjoy the festivities and just have fun and laugh.

She loved to walk and you could find her walking up and down Bennington Street going to Dunkin’ Donuts or taking a ride to Revere Beach and walking the beach for fresh air and exercise or simply at her favorite Chinese food restaurant enjoying lunch.

She loved lunches with the family, especially on her birthdays. She enjoyed the holidays surrounded by grandkids and just generally being around family. Her favorite thing to do on Thanksgiving was as her husband and son were carving the turkey, she would come into the kitchen and get the best part of the turkey skin before it went out to be served. Which we always knew was going to happen every year and looked forward to it.

Karen was an amazing person. She was a lovely woman devoted to her family. She was respected and well liked by all who came across her path. 

The loving daughter of the late Charles and Georgianna (Roberts) Daniels, she was the beloved wife of Donald C. Ulwick, devoted mother of Donald and his wife, Lisa Ulwick and Jennifer Ulwick and cherished sister of Mary Beth Wallett and Charles Daniels and adored grandmother of Donald, Aidan, Addison and Maxwell.  

Family and friends honored Karen’s Life by gathering at the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home, 971 Saratoga St. East Boston, on Monday, December 4 and again on Tuesday morning before leaving in procession to St. Joseph – St. Lazarus Church for a 10 a.m. mass. Services concluded with Karen being laid to rest at Woodlawn Cemetery in Everett. To leave an online condolence, visit

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