Retired Truck Driver
James R. O’Neill of Bradstreet Ave., Revere, died at the Massachusetts General Hospital on June 3 afer a brief illness. He was 76 years old.
Born in Winthrop, he was the beloved son of the late Cecilia (Martin) and Edward J. O’Neill. A lifetime resident of Revere, he was a self employed truck driver for many years and was also a member of the Teamster’s Local #25.
He was the beloved husband of the late Geraldine (Adamson) and the loving father of Geraldine O’Neill, Carolyn Canzano, Kathleen Straccia, all of Revere, Sean O’Neill of New York and the late James R. O’Neill Jr. and Linda Consolo; brother of Alice Cappa of Florida and is also survived by 13 grandchildren and four great grandchildren.
His funeral was conducted from the Ernest P. Caggiano and Son Funeral Home. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. For memorial donations or to sign the online guestbook go to www.caggianofuneralhome.com.
Worked at Logan Airport
Shelly Gray of Winthrop, formerly of Chelsea, died on June 7. She was 45 years old.
Born in Boston and raised and educated in Chelsea, she was a graduate of Chelsea High School, Class of 1982. She was an employee of the Transportation Security Authority at Boston Logan Airport and a great athlete who enjoyed sports.
She was the beloved wife of Thomas Gray, the devoted mother of Amanda Gray and Edward Gray and the loving daughter of the late Edward Rosenberg and the late Judith Rosenberg Grell. She was the dear sister of Marcy Cochran and her husband, Joe, and Barry Rosenberg and his wife, Cindy, and the loving grandmother of Jayden.
Funeral arrangements were by Torf Funeral Service, Chelsea. Burial was in Everett. Memorial observance will be held at the home of Marcy and Joe Cochran today, Thursday, from 4 to 7 p.m. and on Friday afternoon. Donations in her memory may be made to VNA Hospice Care, 100 Sylvan Rd., Suite G-500, Woburn, MA 01801. For directions and online guestbook please visit the funeral home website: www.torffuneralservice.com
Eleanora Y. "Nora" (DiLorenzo) Fiorino of Revere, formerly of East Boston, died on June 8.
She was the beloved wife of the late Salvatore _"Sam" Fiorino with whom she shared 32 years of marriage; loving mother of Lorraine Danieli and her husband, Daniel, and Steven Fiorino, all of Revere; dear sister of Mafalda "Muffy Dinarello" Bell and Justine Bondi, both of Revere, and the late Jennie A. DeMaria, Rachel Myer, Josephine Barletta, Mary Peretti Maniaci and Rocco and Genaro "Muzzy" DiLorenzo; fond aunt of many nieces and nephews.
Private funeral arrangements were entrusted to Vazza Funeral Homes. A memorial service will take place at a later date. For guest book: www.vazzafunerals.com
Longtime Sheraton Hotels Bartender
Henry D. Ferreira of Revere died at his home following a long illness on June 7. He was 72 years old.
Mr. Ferreira came to the United States from his native Madeira, Portugal in 1945, settling in East Boston with other family members. He came to live in Revere in 1972. He began working for Sheraton Corp. as a bartender and remained with the company for more than 43 years until retiring in 2009 due to failing health.
He leaves his wife of 40 years, Maria E. (Silva); a son, Henry J. Ferreira of Revere and his daughter, Anreia M. Sacca, an administrative assistant with East Pointe Nursing Care Center of Chelsea and her husband, Joseph Sacca of Saugus. He is the cherished grandfather of Chauntelle Ferreira of Winthrop and Dion J. Sacca of Saugus; brother of Maria Alice Moniz of Madeira, Portugal, Anna P. Gaudette and her husband, Daniel, of Tewksbury and the late Joseph M. Ferreira; brother in law of Maria V. Ferreira of Arlington, Maria I. Rodrigues and her husband, John and Maria D. DaSilva, all of Revere; the uncle of Joseph R. Ferreira and his wife, Ellen, of Winchester, Deanna M. Cook and her husband, Roy F. Cook III of Arlington and Ana P. DaSilva of Revere and Deisi DaSilva of Lowell. He is also lovingly survived by several grand nieces and grand nephews.
Family and friends are invited to attend visiting hours today, Thursday, June 10 from 4 to 8 p.m. in the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Route 107) Revere. His Funeral will be conducted from the Funeral Home on Friday, June 11 at 10 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in the Immaculate Conception Church, Revere, at 11 a.m. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to St. Jude Childrens Hospital, 501 St. Jude lace, Memphis, Tenn., 38148-0142.
Revere Housing Authority retiree
Rita M. (Fiore) Gallo died unexpectedly at her Winthrop home on June 4. She was 85 years old.
Born and raised in Revere and a graduate of Revere High School, Class of 1943, she lived in Revere with her late husband, Patrick D. Gallo, who died in October of 2006, until they moved to Seal Harbor in Winthrop 15 years ago. Mrs. Gallo was the bookkeeper and principal clerk for the Revere Housing Authority for more than 25 years and a former member of the Revere Women’s Club.
She was the mother of Patricia G. Sproule and her husband, William, of Irvine, California, June M. Mazzoni and her husband, Robert, of Canton, MA, and John D. Gallo and his wife Suzanne, of San Jose, California; the cherished grandmother of Kathryn G., Elizabeth G. and William G. Sproule, all of Irving, California, Robert G. and Alexandra J. Mazzoni, both of Canton, MA and Michael J. and Lauren J. Gallo, both of San Jose, California; dear sister of John Fiore and his wife, Hilda M., of Revere and the late James A., Frank and John Fiore, Edytha McQuade, Florence Carbone, Anna Hopkins and Dora Sheriff; sister in law of Virginia E. Fiore of Revere and is also lovingly survived by many nieces, nephews, grand nieces and grand nephews.
Visiting hours will be Monday, June 14 from 4 to 8 p.m. in the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Route 107) Revere. Her Funeral will be conducted from the Funeral Home on Tuesday, June 15, at 9 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Anthony of Padua Church, Revere, at 10 a.m. Burial will be in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Italian Home for Children, 1125 Centre St., Jamaica Plain, MA 02130.
Jennie A. (DiLorenzo) DeMaria of Revere, formerly of East Boston, died on June 7. She was in her 95th year.
She was the beloved wife of the late Alfred DeMaria Sr.; loving mother of Alfred De Maria MD and his wife, Dr. Susan Case of Melrose and Edward DeMaria of Winthrop; dear sister of Mafalda "Muffy Dinarello" Bell and Justine Bondi, all of Revere and the late Nora Florino, Rachel Myer, Josephine Barletta, Mary Feretti Miniaci and Rocco and Genaro "Muzzy" DiLorenzo; fond aunt of many nieces and nephews.
Her Funeral will be held from Vazza’s "Beechwood" Funeral Home, 262 Beach St., Revere, today, Thursday, at 9 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Anthony’s Church, Revere, at 10 a.m. Burial will be in Holy Cross Cemetery.
Arthur Sordello Sr.
Arthur J. Sordello Sr. of Revere died on June 5.
He was the beloved husband of 54 years of Serafina "Lena" Sordello; devoted father of Deborah Carignan of Peabody, Ralph and his fiancé, Patricia Farago, of Winthrop, Arthur J. Jr and his wife, Susan, of Topsfield, and Mario of Revere; dear brother of Felix of Revere, John of East Boston and the late Ralph, and Lena Kenney. He is also survived by four loving grandchildren, Aaron, Caroline, Kayla and Mario Jr.
His Funeral will be held from the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons – Bruno Funeral Home, 128 Revere St., Revere, today, Thursday, June 10 at 9 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in Immaculate Conception Church at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends are kindly invited. Entombment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery. For guest book or flowers: www.buonfiglio.com.
Florence L. (Caggiano) McGrath of Winthrop died at the Meadowview Nursing Home of North Reading on June 4. She was 84 years old.
A member of the Winthrop Senior Center and a former daily communicant at St John the Evangelist Church, prior to her retirement, she worked in the mailroom in the Macy’s Department Store.
She was the beloved wife of the late Joseph C. McGrath. Born in Waterbury, CT, she was the daughter of the late Thomas and Florence (DiPesa) Caggiano; devoted mother of Christine L. McGrath and her husband, Patrick J. Salony, of Gloucester, Charlotte M. Pierce and her husband, Ted, of Cape Neddick, ME, and Ellen A. Rawnsley and her husband, Bob, of Melrose; adored grandmother of Jason and Michael Salony, Aleisha Manyette, Kirsten Phillips, Caitlin and Anna-Claire Pierce, David, Kevin, and Jonathan Rawnsley; dear sister of Thomas Caggiano of Shrewsbury and the late Doris Whitten and Bernice Schudderkoff. She is also survived by three great-grandchildren and two nephews.
Funeral arrangements were by the Maurice W. Kirby Funeral Home, Winthrop. Burial was in Winthrop Cemetery (Belle Isle Section.) Memorial donations may be made to the Joseph C. and Florence L. McGrath Memorial Scholarship Fund, c/o Winthrop Town Hall-Treasurer’s Office, Rm. 6, 1 Metcalf Sq, Winthrop Ma, 02152. For guestbook, go to www.mauricekirbyfh.com.
Ann Marie Towlson
Former RE teacher at St. John the Evangelist Church
Ann Marie (Curran) Towlson of Winthrop died at her home on June 5. She was 74 years old.
Mrs. Towlson taught Religious Education at St. John the Evangelist Church for 12 years.
The beloved wife of Lester W. Towlson, she was born in Winthrop, the daughter of the late Bill J. and Grace E. (Ritchie) Curran. She was the devoted mother of Susan M. Towlson of Peabody and William L. Towlson of Winthrop; dear sister of Grace E. Maiolino and her husband, Peter, and Ronald Curran, both of Winthrop; adored grandmother of Jaryd W. Towlson and Brooke E. Towlson. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews.
Funeral arrangements were by the Maurice W. Kirby Funeral Home, Winthrop. Burial was in Winthrop Cemetery. Memorial donations in her name can be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital 501 St. Jude Place. Memphis, TN. 38105. For guestbook, go to www.mauricekirbyfh.com.
John S. Cuzzo of Lynn, previously of East Boston, died on June 6. He was 67 years old.
He was the husband of Dorothy (Angell) Cuozzo; father of Vincent Lombardi of Chelsea, David Ingham of Beverly and Victoria Theriault and her husband, A.J., of Billerica; brother of Joseph Cuozzo and his wife, Ann Marie, of Winthrop; grandfather of Jake Stephen, Anthony and Alexa Theriault and is also survived by several nieces and nephews.
Funeral arrangements were by the Cuffe-McGinn Funeral Home, Lynn. Gifts in his memory may be made to MGH/North Shore Cancer Center, 102 Endicott St., Danvers, MA 01923. For online register book please visit www.cuffemcginn.com.