Obituaries 11-10-2010

Frederick ‘Bunky’ Riley

Retired Deer Island House of Corrections Deputy Master

Frederick F. "Bunky" Riley of Quincy, formerly of Winthrop, died on November 8.

He was the retired Suffolk County House of Corrections Deputy Master, Deer Island, for 27 years and an employee of the Firemen’s Fund Insurance Company.

The beloved husband of Rita (Mullaley), he was the loving father of Tim and his wife, Jody, of Pembroke, Kevin and his wife, Ann, of Winthrop, and James Nimblett and his wife, Sally, of Winthrop. He was the devoted grandfather of eight and great grandfather of seven; brother of the late Dorothy Cashman; dear uncle of Nancy Rao, and the late Leo Cacicio.

Visiting hours will be held in the John J. O’Connor & Son Funeral Home, 740 Adams St. (near Gallivan Blvd.) Dorchester today, Thursday, from 4 to 8 p.m. A Funeral Mass in St. Brendan’s Church will be celebrated on Friday morning at 10 o’clock. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited. Burial will be in Cedar Grove Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to: Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, 20 Walnut St., Suite 318, Wellesley Hills, MA 02481. For directions and expressions of sympathy,


John Parillo

Fought Under General Patton in World War II

John M. Parillo of Revere, formerly of East Boston, another great American, died on November 7.

A US Army veteran of World War II, he is resting and no longer has to fight. He fought under General Patton in World War II, landed on the beaches of Normandy, France and fought an invading and occupying force for three years. SSG Parilla, you are a true American Hero. Thank you for leaving us with a safer and brighter future. May God bless you.

He was the beloved husband of the late Antonetta (Rossi) with whom he shared 53 years of marriage; loving father of John Parillo of Saugus, Robert Parillo and his wife, Deborah, of Revere and Michael Parillo of Melrose; dear brother of Father Emery Parillo OFM of New York, Joseph, Michael and Anthony Parillo, all of Somerville, and the late Mary Puccini and Theresa Paglierani; cherished grandfather of Kristin Abrams and her husband, Cory, Shannon Rivera and her husband, Rey, Alicia, John and Janelle and Chris and great grandfather of Kailynn, Brianne, Madyson, Zachary, Aiden and Logan.

His Funeral will be held from Vazza’s "Beechwood" Funeral Home, 282 Beach Street, Revere, today, Thursday, at 8:30 a.m. Followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Anthony’s Church, Revere, at 11 a.m. Family and friends may visit today from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. Burial will be in Puritan Lawn Cemetery, Peabody. For directions and guest book,


Enes Mills

Retired seamstress for Windmill Fabrics

Enes V. (Marukelli) Mills of Winthrop died at the Massachusetts General Hospital on November 6. She was 95 years old.

Prior to her retirement, Mrs. Mills worked as a seamstress for Windmill Fabrics.

She was the beloved wife of the late Charles E. Mills. Born in Brockton, she was the daughter of the late Pio and Nicolina (Lalli) Marukelli; devoted mother of Charles E. Mills Jr. and his companion, Elena Anderson, of Swampscott; adored grandmother of Holly Mills-Cusano and Brian Mills; cherished great-grandmother of Amanda Cusano and Taylor Mills; dear sister of Edmund A. Marukelli of Winthrop and the late Claudia Kilbride, Armand Marukelli and Anna M. C. Ierardi. She is also survived by several nieces and nephews, and her dear friends Ernest and Gloria Duval, Carol Tate, and Steven Trainor.

Funeral arrangements were from the Maurice W. Kirby Funeral Home 210 Winthrop St. Winthrop. Burial was in Winthrop Cemetery. Donations can be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital 501 St. Jude Pl. Memphis, TN, 38105. For guestbook, go to


Anne Clapp

Nurse’s Assistant

Anne C. Clapp of Winthrop, formerly of Revere, died on November 6.

A nurse’s assistant at the Chelsea Soldiers Home, she was the beloved daughter of Diane L. Siracusa-Clapp of Winthrop and the late Charles M. Clapp; loving sister of Paul and Fred Clapp and Robert Santaniello; dearest friend of Carol Ford and family.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Vazza’s "Beechwood" Funeral Home, Revere. Burial was in Holy Cross Cemetery Malden. For guest book, please visit:


Nicholas ‘Nick the Painter’ D’Agostino

Of Revere, formerly of East Boston

Nicholas "Nick the Painter" D’Agostino of Revere, formerly of East Boston, died on November 7.

He was the beloved husband of the late Lucy (Ranieri) D’Agostino with whom he shared 54 years of marriage; loving father of Linda Rosetti of Revere and her late husband, Edward, Nicholas D’Agostino and Darlene LaGrasso and her husband, Joseph, all of East Boston; dear brother of Mary D’Agostino of East Boston and the late Vincent DiLorenzo, Joseph D’Agostino, Josephine D’Aramo and Carmella Fusco; cherished grandfather of Nicholas and Elizabeth D’Agostino and Joseph LaGrassa and great grandchildren Amber and Brianna.

Funeral arrangements were by Vazza’s "Beechwood" Funeral Home, Revere. Burial was in St. Michael’s Cemetery, Roslindale. For guest book, please visit:


Phyllis Powers

Past President of Winthrop Catholic Women’s Club

Phyllis H (Folino) Powers of Fort Lauderdale, FL, formerly of Winthrop, died on October 27.

She was employed by the Chelsea Clock Company for over 50 years and was the Past President of the Winthrop Women’s Catholic Club and the Winthrop Ladies’ Lodge, Order of the Sons of Italy.

Born September 18, 1922 to the late Frank and Constance Folino, she was the loving niece of the late Albert and Amelia Folino; devoted wife of the late Attorney Gerard A. Powers; mother of Gerard A. Powers Jr. of Winthrop and Maureen P. Meller (Gary) of Fort Lauderdale; grandmother of Taylor Powers of Winthrop and Kelsey Powers of Somerville and Marc, Eric and Brian Meller of Fort Lauderdale; sister of Nicholas Folino (Mabel) of Saugus and the late Frances Smith of Peabody and longtime companion of Albert Intonti of Peabody.

Funeral arrangements were by the Ernest P. Caggiano and Son Funeral Home, Winthrop. Burial was in the Cross Street section of Winthrop Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to St. John the Evangelist Church, 320 Winthrop St. Winthrop, MA 02152.

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