Obituaries – 9/2/09

David Heard, 62


David R. Heard of Chelsea, formerly of Winthrop, died suddenly at the Whidden Memorial Hospital in Everett on August 25. He was 62 years old.

A baker with Paci & Son, he was born in Melrose, son of the late Martha (Harris) and William Heard He lived in Winthrop prior to moving to Chelsea 24 years ago.

He was the beloved husband of Gloria (Lopez) and the dear brother of Ruth Heard of Brookfield, Pamela McCarthy of Winthrop, Claudia Rossetti of Revere, Thomas Heard of Chelsea and Terry Heard of Cambridge.

Services were conducted at the Caggiano Funeral Home of Winthrop, with Father Peter Graziano officiating. Burial was private. To sign his online guest book, go to

Rose Marie Sacco

East Boston resident, Courageous Generation member

Rose Marie (Guerra) Sacco of East Boston died on August 31.

A member of the Courageous Generation, St. Lazarus Parish, she was the beloved wife of the late George Sacco; beloved mother of George Sacco and his wife, Rita, of East Boston, Louise Gaudino of Ludlow and Stephen Sacco and his wife, Laura, of East Boston; dear sister of Anne Gilberto and Fran Piantedosi, both of East Boston, and the late Mary Valenti and Lillian Guerra; cherished grandmother of David, Christopher, Nicole, Jeffrey and Dianna; adored great-grandmother of Nicholas, Giana, Logan and Natalie; and she is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.

Her funeral will be held from the Ruggiero Mazzarella Memorial Home, 971 Saratoga St., (Orient Heights), East Boston, on Friday, September 4, at 9 a.m. followed by her Funeral Mass in Sacred Heart Church, Brook Street, East Boston at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited. Visiting hours are today, Thursday, from 4 to 8 p.m. For more information or to send an online condolence, visit

Eleanor Kozlowski, 86

Retired teacher’s aide

Eleanor L. (Capone) Kozlowski of East Boston died at her home on August 31. She was 86 years old.

Prior to her retirement, she was a teacher’s aide at the Donald McKay School in East Boston.

Born in Boston, she was the daughter of the late Giuseppe and Letizia (DiPierro) Capone; beloved wife of the late Walter W. Kozlowski; devoted mother of Phyllis McKinnon and her husband, Richard, of Hingham; adored Nonna of Courtney and Kensington McKinnon; dear sister of Angela DiFlumeri of Winthrop, Ralph Capone and Grace Scopa, both of Revere, and the late Mary Strahl and Phyllis Longo. She is also survived by several nieces and nephews.

Her funeral will be held from the Maurice W. Kirby Funeral Home, 210 Winthrop St., Winthrop, on Saturday at 9 a.m., followed by a Funeral Mass at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Winthrop at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited. Burial will be in Winthrop Cemetery. A memorial visitation will be held at the funeral home on Friday, from 4 to 8 p.m. For her guest book and directions, go to

Dino DiSalvo

Revere resident

Dino D. DiSalvo of Revere died on August 26.

He was the devoted father of Dino Jr. of Winthrop; loving son of Peggy Gavin of Winthrop and Bobby DiSalvo of Milford; dear brother of Bobby and his wife, Gina, of Peabody, Kim Graham of Lynn and Tara DiSalvo of Winthrop; and he is also survived by his loving nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, Revere.

Memorial donations may be made to the Lynn Shelter Association, 106 Willow St. Lynn, MA 01901. For his guest book, visit

Joseph Harkins, 71

Construction worker

Joseph “Joe” Francis Harkins, born in Chelsea and a lifelong Chelsea resident, died on August 29, following a brief illness. He was 71 years old.

Prior to his retirement, he was employed with Mac’s Construction and was a member of Local 22. He loved playing cards.

He was the husband of Phyllis (Williams) Harkins; father of Patricia Garceau of Fall River, Jean Harkins of Chelsea, Marguerite Lipinski of Erie, Pa., Joan Harkins of New Bedford and stepfather of Scott Williams of Methuen and Albert F. Hoey III of Winthrop; and the son of the late John and Rita (Griffin) Harkins. He is also survived by his aunt and uncle, Gracie and Mundo Martinello, of Prattville, 19 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Goodrich Funeral Home, Lynn.

Memorial donations may be made to the All Care VNA & Hospice, 16 City Hall Square, Lynn, MA 01901.

Anne Keane, 63

Retired Bookkeeper

Anne M. (Cahalane) Keane, an East Boston native and a 30-year resident of Wakefield, died unexpectedly on August 30 at Beverly Hospital. She was 63 years old.

A native of East Boston, she was a graduate of St. Mary-Star of The Sea Grammar School, East Boston, a 1964 graduate of Fitton Central High School of East Boston and a 1966 graduate of Boston Clerical College. She was a bookkeeper for several area firms until her retirement in 2007.

She was the mother of James F. Keane Jr. of Wilmington and the grandmother of Katelyn F. Keane of Wakefield and the late James Michael Keane; sister of William F. Cahalane and his wife, MaryLou, of Lynn, Mary Catherine and Helen-Marie Cahalane, both of East Boston and the late Robert E. Cahalane and his late wife, Theresa. She also leaves the father of her son, James F. Keane Sr., of Wilmington and a wonderful friend, William O’Neill of Beverly. She was the daughter of the late Robert B. and Helen L. (Walsh) Cahalane, and she is also survived by several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.

Family and friends are invited to attend visiting hours today, Thursday, September 3, from 4 to 8 p.m. in the Vertuccio Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway, Revere. Her funeral will be conducted from the funeral home on Friday, September 4, at 9 a.m., followed by a Funeral Mass in the Church of the Most Blessed Sacrament, 1155 Main St., on the Wakefield-Melrose line, followed by burial in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden.

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Jimmy Fund, 1 Jimmy Fund Way, Roxbury, MA 02115-6007.

Nellie Bruno, 85

Retired Seamstress

Nellie Bruno of Port Richey, Florida, died on August 26 at Hernando-Pasco Hospice in Florida.

She was the beloved wife of the late Paul J. Bruno, with whom she shared 58 years of love and devotion. They were married in Italy on July 4, 1946 and lived in Chelsea, where she was a homemaker and seamstress. The couple purchased a home in Revere in 1960, and after her husband’s death in August 2004, she moved in with her daughter, Nancy Hopkins, and Dusty Morse in Port Richey.

She is also survived by a son, John Bruno, of Atlanta, Ga., and her grandchildren, Renee Hopkins of St. Augustine, Fla., Jane Gilman of Derry, NH, and Emily Bruno; a great-granddaughter, Anna Maria Bruno of Nashua, NH; her sister, Olga Magnolia, and her husband, Sebastian, of Wilmington and her nieces, Adrienne Mainville of Spencer, and Lisa Maffei of Wilmington; her brother-in-law, Joseph Bruno and his wife, Louise, of Revere, and their children, Joanne Salza of East Boston and Carol Gill of Winthrop. The family will hold a private service at the Woodlawn Cemetery in Everett on Saturday, September 26.

Marjorie Bertone, 77

Retired founder of Marji’s Florist and

Gift Shop of Everett

Marjorie A. “Marji” (Pacillo) Bertone, a longtime resident of Reading, died on August 26 at the Lahey Clinic in Burlington. She was 77 years old.

She was the retired founder of Marji’s Florist and Gift Shop in Everett and former member of the Everett Chamber of Commerce and the Kiwanis Club of Everett.

She was the beloved wife of more than 57 years of Mario Bertone; dear and devoted mother of Michele Bertone Bauer and her husband, Ed, of Myrtle Beach, Michael A. Bertone and his wife, Bernadette, of Reading and Marlene Zizza and her husband, Joseph, of Reading; loving sister of Lucy Carpanella of Reading, Mildred Murphy of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., Gilda Tammaro and Dorothy DeVico of Reading, Anthony Pacillo of Winthrop and the late Emma Bosco, Michael Pacillo and Josephine Hadge; cherished Noni of Kristi O’Malley and her husband, Kevin, Michael A. Bertone Jr. and his wife, Kristen, Jennifer Bertone, Zachary Zizza and Talia M. Zizza and Great-Noni of Ryan and Matthew O’Malley.

Funeral arrangements were by the Cafasso & Sons Funeral Home, Everett. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett.

Contributions in her memory to the Lahey Clinic, 41 Mall Road, Burlington, MA 01805, would be sincerely appreciated

Paul Moreau

Of Florida, formerly of Malden

Paul D. Moreau of Marco Island, Fla., formerly of Malden, died on August 20.

He is survived by his wife, Deborah, and daughter, Elizabeth Raimondi, of Winthrop. He was the son of the late Louis and Mildred (O’Brien) Moreau and brother of the late Richard. He is also survived by his sisters, Justine (Moreau) Bowen and Marilyn (Moreau) Donovan and many nieces and nephews.

A memorial service was held at the Hodges-Josberger Funeral Home in Marco Island. A Memorial Mass will be held by members of the Moreau family in October.

Ethel O’Connell, 84

Winthrop resident

Ethel D. (Lawson) O’Connell of Winthrop died at her home on September 1. She was 84 years old.

The beloved wife of the late David J. O’Connell, with whom she shared 62 years of marriage, she was born in Boston, daughter of the late George and Ella Pearl (Kelley) Lawson. She was the devoted mother of Ellen M. Watson and her husband, Arthur, of Foxboro, Janet L. O’Connell of Winthrop, Howard C. Lawson and his wife, Anne, of Stoughton, Kim O. Clauss and her husband, Paul, of Middletown, NJ and David J. O’Connell and his wife, Carolyn, of Suffield, Conn.; adored grandmother of Michelle A. Frey and her husband, George, Kenneth A. Watson and his wife, Jennifer, Jill C. Schade and her husband, Matt, Christa, Stephanie, and Rebecca Lawson, Hillary and Paul Clauss, Hayley and Megan O’Connell; great-grandmother of Tim, Colleen, Jack, and Ben; sister of Warren A. Lawson of Sharon and the late George, Ralph, Howard and Robert Lawson and the late Alice Condon. She is also survived by many dear nieces and nephews.

Her funeral will be held from the Maurice W. Kirby Funeral Home, Winthrop, on Friday, September 4, at 9 a.m., followed by a Funeral Mass in St John’s Episcopal Church at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited. Burial will be in Winthrop Cemetery, (Belle Isle section).

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Make -A-Wish Foundation of America Gift Processing Center, P.O. Box 29119 Phoenix, AZ 85038. Visiting hours are today, Thursday only, from 4 to 8 p.m. For her guest book and directions, go to

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