Rosaria ‘Sara’ Ciambra
Retired electronics assembler
Rosaria "Sara" (Carollo) Ciambra of Winthrop died at the Massachusetts General Hospital on June 12. She was 90 years old.
A member of the East Boston Elder Service of Winthrop, prior to her retirement, she worked for United Electronic Controls as an electronic assembler.
Born in Palermo, Italy, she was the beloved wife of the late Andrea Ciambra; the daughter of the late Francesco and Lucrezia (Araldi) Carollo; devoted mother of Franco Ciambra and his wife, Nina, of Palermo, Italy, Rosanna Giovenco and her late husband, Pino, of Revere, Sergio Ciambra and his wife, Mafalda, of Rome, Italy, Maurizio Ciambra and his wife, Morena, of Winthrop, Ella Maslak and her husband, Walter, of Revere, Maria Giovanna Roy and her husband, Richard, of Winthrop, and the late Antonino Ciambra; dear sister of Tony Carollo and his wife, Antonia, of Moultonborough, NH and the late Nina Lanzarone, Giovanna Amato, Rosetta Gerardi, and Tonuccia Beninati . She is also survived by her adored 14 grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
Her Funeral will be held from the Maurice W. Kirby Funeral Home, 210 Winthrop St., Winthrop on Friday, June 18, at 9 a.m. A Funeral Mass will be held at St. John the Evangelist Church at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. Visiting hours are today, Thursday only, from 4 to 8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the American Heart Assn. P.O. Box 3049, Syracuse, NY. 13220 or to the American Cancer Society P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK. 73123. For guestbook, go to www.mauricekirbyfh.com.
East Boston resident
Carmella "Millie" Alu of East Boston, formerly of Winthrop and Belmont, died suddenly on June 14.
She was the loving daughter of the late Michael and Catena (Buttiglieri) Alu; dear sister of the late Vincent Alu; cherished aunt of Michael Alu of Louisiana,Tina Alu of Cambridge and the late Vinny Alu; beloved niece of Mary Briana and Sarah Buttiglieri, both of East Boston, and the late Filomena, Louis, Carmen and Rocco Buttiglieri and Josie Boncore. She is also survived by many fond cousins.
Her funeral will be from the Ruggiero Mazzarella Memorial Home, 971 Saratoga St. (Orient Heights) East Boston on Friday, June 18 at 9 a.m. with a Mass of Christian Burial in celebration of her life in Sacred Heart Church, Brooks Street, East Boston at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited. Visiting hours are today,Thursday, from 4 to 8 p.m. Services will conclude with her being laid to rest in The Alu Family Mausoleum at St. Michael’s Cemetery, Boston. For more information or to send an online condolence www.ruggieromh.com.
Member of many Winthrop organizations
Marie D. (Nolan) Wolf of Richmond, VA, formerly of Winthrop, died on June 12. She was 93 years old.
A member of the Winthrop Catholic Woman’s Club and Winthrop Historical Society, Mrs. Wolf was involved with the Girl Scouts of America, a volunteer at the American Cancer Society, a former Town Meeting Member, a member of the Cottage Park Yacht Club, and the Winthrop Golf Club.
Born in Boston, she was the beloved wife of the late Gustave H. "Gus" Wolf; the daughter of the late Joseph W. and Sarah (McDermott) Nolan; devoted mother of John Wolf and his wife, Joan Wolf, of Boca Raton, FL, Karen Moore and her husband, Dr. Frederic Moore, and Dr. Nola Wolf Harrington and her husband, Dr. Jerry Harrington, all of Richmond, VA; cherished "Nana" to her grandchildren Kristen McDonald and her husband, Patrick, John Wolf and his wife, Marti, Sarah Moore, Fritz Moore and his wife, Megan, and Megan Berke. She is also survived by five great-grandchildren and many wonderful relatives and friends.
Funeral arrangements are by the Maurice W. Kirby Funeral Home, 210 Winthrop St, Winthrop. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated today, June 17, at St. John the Evangelist Church at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited. Burial will be in Winthrop Cemetery. Donations can be made to St. John the Evangelist Church, 320 Winthrop St., Winthrop, MA, 02152, or to a charity of your choice. For guestbook, go to www.mauricekirbyfh.com.
Mary A. (Bridgeman) Coleman of Winthrop died at the Lighthouse Nursing Care Facility on June 9. She was 91 years old.
Born in Boston, she was the beloved wife of the late Francis E. Coleman; the daughter of the late John T. and Margaret (Fortune) Bridgeman; devoted mother of Mary A. Coleman of Winthrop, Kathleen A. Corcoran and her husband, William, of Winthrop, Diane F. Fitzpatrick and her husband, William, of Lynnfield, and Michael E. Coleman and his wife, Jacqueline, of North Andover; adored grandmother of Molly and Matt Corcoran, Kaleigh and Shae Fitzpatrick, and Abby and Mickey Coleman; dear sister of Catherine L. McKinnon of East Boston, John T. Bridgeman of Hingham and the late Margaret Yanovich. She is also survived by several nieces and nephews.
Funeral arrangements were by the Maurice W. Kirby Funeral Home, Winthrop. Burial was in Holy Cross Cemetery. For guestbook, go to www.mauricekirbyfh.com.
Ruth E. Hurley of Bangor, Maine died peacefully on June 13 surrounded by her family. She was 82 years old.
She worked as a homemaker, part-time for Porteous-Mitchell and sold Avon, Fashion Two Twenty and Lady Fanelle Cosmetics.
She was an active member of St. Paul the Apostle Parish, St. John’s Catholic Church, volunteering at the Attic and singing in the Choir. Her husband, Jeff, was active in the Bangor Elks and she loved attending the many charitable fundraisers and social events. She also loved spending winters at her Florida Home with many members of the Hurley and Crossan family visiting and her special time at the ocean in Harpswell, visiting her daughter Pam and Family.
Born on May 23, 1928 to Leon and Agnes Healey, she was raised in Dover, NH. After graduating from Dover High School, she married Francis P. Crossan. She and Francis shared six years together and had three children, a son, Michael and daughters, Helen and Frances, before his death in 1954. She married Gerald "Jeff" Hurley in 1956. He adopted her three children and they were blessed with another daughter, Pamela, in 1964. Mr. Hurley died in July 2005.
Mrs. Hurley is survived by her daughter, Frances Kelly, and her husband, Robert, of Veazie, ME, her daughter, Helen Carpenter, of Bangor, ME, son, Michael Hurley. and his wife, Kelli of Bangor, ME and her daughter, Pamela (Hurley) Moser, and her husband, David, of Harpswell, ME; six grandchildren, Renee Weeks of Old Town, Wendy (Kelly) Slauenwhite and her husband, Mark, of Manchester, NH, Julie (Kelly) Cote and her husband, Shane, of Hampden, ME, Matthew Hurley of New York City, NY, Erin Gagnon and her husband, Matthew, of Alexandria, VA and Sabina Ruth Moser of Harpswell, ME; six great-grandchildren: Kaleb, Freeman, Grace, Anthony, Andrew and Alec. She is also survived by four brothers: Leon Healey of Milton, NH, William Healey of Barrington, NH, Edward Healey of Dover, NH and Robert Healey of Gonic, NH. She was the sister of the late Alice Camera, Dorothy Hayes-Wentworth, Irene Webber, Evelyn Healey and Gladys Chasse Dolan.
The family thanks her caretakers Nancy, Jean, Judy, Denise, Andra and Shawana for their devotion and care making her final days comfortable. Special thanks to Connie Caron for her weekly visits and to her special friend, Marge Rutan, for her many cards and phone calls and a very special thank you to all her friends at Sunbury Village.
Relatives and friends are welcome to call 5 to 8 p.m. Friday June 18 at Brookings-Smith Funeral Home, 133 Center Street, Bangor, ME. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Saturday June 19 at St. Paul the Apostle Parish, St. John’s Catholic Church, York Street, Bangor, ME. The family invites relatives and friends to share conversation and refreshments at the Family Reception Center of Brookings-Smith, 163 Center Street, Bangor, ME following burial at Mount Pleasant Catholic Cemetery, Bangor, ME. Memorial donations may be made to Franciscan Brothers of St. Elizabeth of Hungary for Memorial Prayer Path in Bucksport, c/o Friars Bakehouse, 21 Central Street, Bangor, ME 04401 or to the charity of one’s choice. Condolences to the family may be expressed at www.BrookingsSmith.com.
Judith M. Alter of Revere died unexpectedly on June 9. She was 77 years old.
She was born in Winthrop and was a lifelong Revere resident. She was educated in the Revere Schools, was a graduate of Revere High School and a vocalist who preformed in Massachusetts and throughout New England. She was also a member of the American Guild of Variety Artists.
She was a member of the Sisterhood of Congregation Tifereth Israel of Revere, and a member of the Sisterhood of Temple B’nai Brith. She was an employee of the Food and Drug Administration and a retired employee of the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection. She was a National Honor Society member and actively involved with the Revere High School class reunion committee.
She will be remembered for her warmth, compassion, sense of humor and of course her beautiful smile. She is also admired for her strength and endurance in the upbringing of her three sons on her own. One last thing give Gram a big hug and a kiss for us, we love you.
She was the devoted mother of Keith Sugarman, Robert Alter and his wife, Suzanne, and Judd Alter; the loving daughter of the late David and Frieda Schwartz; the dear sister of Janet Katz and Philip Schwartz and the loving grandmother of Rhiannon Alter.
Funeral arrangements were by Torf Funeral Service, Chelsea. Burial was in Everett. Memorial donations may be made to Congregation Tifereth Israel, 43 Nahant Ave., Revere, MA 02151.
Gilda "Chickie" (Mongiardo) Corin of Revere died on June 13.
She was the loving mother of Andrea Cardona and her husband, Orlando, Deanne Fronduto and her husband, Ronald, Stacey Corin and Jacque Murray and her husband, Anthony, all of Revere and the former wife of Harvey Corin of Revere; dear sister of the late Natalie DeFalco, Jeane Franz, Leanora Overby and Frank Mongiardo; cherished grandmother of Arianna, Julia and Amelia Murray; fond aunt of Barbara Anthony, Arlie Scott, Dolly DeFalco, Lisa Overby, Zanean Toher and many other nieces, nephews and cousins.
Her Funeral will be held from Vazza’s "Beechwood" Funeral Home, 262 Beach Street, Revere, today, Thursday, at 9 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in the Holy Rosary Church, 1015 Shirley St., Winthrop at 10 a.m. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made in her name to the American Cancer Society , 30 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701. For directions and guest book, www.vazzafunerals.com.
Ham Radio operator
Paul E. Dumais, Ham radio operator W1LJO, of Newton Centre, died suddenly on June 8.
He was the beloved husband of the late Mary E. (Marchese) Dumais; father of Joseph and his wife, Irene and Leo and his wife, Monica, of Maynard, Rita of California, Jeanne Major and her husband, Joseph, of Maryland, Paul E. Jr. of Quincy, Mary and her husband, Charles, of Winthrop and David and his wife, Deborah, of Billerica; brother of Gertrude DeForge of Maynard. He is also survived by eight grandchildren and five great grandchildren.
Funeral arrangements were by the Eaton & Mackay Funeral Home, Newton Corner. Burial was in St. Joseph’s Cemetery, West Roxbury. To share a memory, please visit www.eatonandmackay.com
Pasquale Mercurio of Revere, formerly of East Boston, died on June 11. He was in his 95th year.
A US Army Air Corps veteran of World War II, he was the beloved husband of the late Carmella (Belmonte) Mercurio with whom he shared 68 years of marriage; loving father of Linda Pezzano of East Boston, Michael Mercurio and his wife, Denise, of Revere and the late Pamela Mercurio; dear brother of the late Christine Morelli and Rose Bergogoni; cherished grandfather of Christopher and his wife, Laurie Pezzano, Eugene Pezzano and Lisa Mercurio and great grandfather of Frank Pezzano.
Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Vazza’s "Beechwood" Funeral Home, Revere. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. For guest book www.vazzafunerals.com
Of Winthrop, formerly of Revere
Rita M. (Fiore) Gallo of Winthrop, formerly of Revere, died unexpectedly on June 4. She was 85 years old.
She was the beloved wife of the late Patrick D. Gallo; devoted mother of Patricia G. Sproule and her husband, William, of Irvine, CA, June M. Mazzoni and her husband, Robert, of Canton, MA and John D. Gallo and his wife, Suzanne, of San Jose, CA; cherished grandmother of Kathryn G., Elizabeth G. and William G. Sproule, all of Irvine, CA, Robert G. and Alexandra J. Mazzoni, both of Canton, and Michael J. and Lauren J. Gallo of San Jose, CA; dear sister of John P. Fiore and his wife, Hilda M., of Revere and the late Dora O. Sherriff, James V., Frank and John Fiore, Edythe McQuade, Florence Carbone and Anna Hopkins. She is also lovingly survived by her sister in law, Virginia A. Fiore of Revere and many nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.
Funeral arrangements were by the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, Revere. Burial was in Holy Cross Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Italian Home for Children, 1125 Centre St., Jamaica Plain, MA 02130.
Frederick W. "Fred" Dion of Somerville died on June 10.
A US Navy veteran of the Korean War, he was the beloved husband of the late Anna (Sillari); father of Joanne Coffman and her husband, Richard, of Bridgewater, Marie Guida and her husband, Richard, of Tewksbury, Robert Dion and his wife, Jean, of Winthrop and Fred Dion of Lynn; son of the late Joseph and Veronica (Whitney) Dion; grandfather of Annie, Jobeth, Megan, Adriana, Alyssa, Jessica, Robert, Matthew, Andrew and Tayrn; brother of Richard Dion and his wife, Gail. of Ashland and the late Joseph Dion.
Funeral arrangements were by the Cota-Struzziero Funeral Home, Somerville. Burial was at Mt. Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his name to the Wounded Warriors Project, P.O. Box 758516, Topeka, KS 66675 www.cotafuneralhomes.com