Obituaries 01-19-2012

Marie Ann Jordan Smith

Former Winthrop Resident

Marie Ann (Jordan) Smith, formerly of Winthrop, died on January 11surrounded by her daughters, Donna Marie and Marybeth, and her granddaughter EmilyAnn.

She worked for many years as a switchboard operator and receptionist beginning with New England Telephone. She also worked as a cocktail waitress in Boston during which she had a cameo appearance in the movie Charly (1968) with Cliff Robertson. Her retirement years were spent enjoying her cherished Maltese, Princess, shopping, dining out, visiting her friends at the Ritz-Carlton, and spending summers in York Beach, Maine with her children and grandchildren.

She was the daughter of the late Frances Packy Jordan and Ann Hanlon Jordan; wife of the late Albert F. “Smitty” Smith; devoted twin sister of the late Ann Marie “Fanci Nanci” McCarthy, who died on October 3, 2012 and she was also the sister of the late James and Frances Jordan and Patricia Caslin. She was the devoted and loving mother of Donna Marie Smith, Albert F. Smith, and Marybeth Gioia; cherished Nana to EmilyAnn and her husband, Shaun Hanson, Alison Marie Smith, Bridget Marie Gioia, and Philip Albert Gioia.

Funeral services were held in Winthrop. Memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 311 Arsenal Street, Watertown, MA 02472.

Philip Stevens

Of Winthrop, formerly of Everett

Philip J. Stevens of Winthrop, formerly of Everett, died on January 12. He was 86 years old.

A US Army veteran of World War II, he served overseas in the battles and campaigns of Normandy and Northern France. He was a retired brick mason for various contractors and a member of the Local 3 Bricklayer’s Union and the Long Shore Men’s Union.

He was the husband of the late Antoinette (Longo) Stevens; beloved father of Lucille M. Legner and her husband, Hart of North Andover, Philip J. Stevens Jr. and his wife, Donna of Billerica, John Stevens of Rhode Island, Diane M. Palumbo and her husband, Ralph of Rhode Island, Patricia A. Griffin and her husband, James of Winthrop and the late Mark Stevens; dear brother of Marion Farina of South Boston, Marie Chighisola of Florida and the late Beverly Gallagher and Michael Stevens, Jr. He is also lovingly survived by 16 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Funeral arrangements were by the William R. Carafa & Son Home For Funerals, Chelsea. Burial was in the Belle Isle Section of Winthrop Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association . MA/ NH Chapter 311 Arsenal St., Watertown, MA 02472.

Rose Camerlengo

Retired Seamstress

Rose A. (Fulchino) Camerlengo died at the Fitch Home in Melrose on January 11. She was 89 years old.

She was born in Boston on July 8, 1922 to the late Anthony and Margaret (Russo) Fulchino, raised in East Boston and graduated from Boston Trade School.

She worked as a seamstress for more than 30 years in downtown Boston for the June Sportswear Company and made many of her daughters and granddaughters dresses throughout the years. She lived in Winthrop with her husband Ralph for over 30 years before moving to Melrose in 1988 after her husband died.

She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister and aunt who cherished the times spent with her family. She loved to bake, especially around the holidays, enjoyed cooking, playing cards and going to bingo with her sister and sister-in-law. Mrs. Camerlengo loved her yearly trips to Las Vegas and spending winters in California with her sister Florence.

She was the beloved wife of the late Ralph R. Camerlengo; loving mother of Philip J. Camerlengo and his wife, Elizabeth of Melrose, Linda M. Penza and her husband, James of Saugus and the late Louise Camerlengo; devoted grandmother of Matthew, Michael and Jill Camerlengo and Stephanie and Tracey Penza; great grandmother of Isobel Penza; sister of Tino Fulchino of Medford, Sue Arena of Saugus and the late Ann Lamattina, Florence O’Keefe, Joseph, John and Fred Fulchino. She is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Gately Funeral Home, Melrose. Burial was at St. Joseph Cemetery in Lynn. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of the North Shore, 75 Sylvan St., Suite B102, Danvers, MA 01923. For an online tribute or to send a message of condolence please visit

Antoinette Casey 

East Boston Resident 

Antoinette (Catavalo) Casey of East Boston died on January 10. She was in her 97th year.

She was the loving mother of Joan Leone and her husband, Pat of East Boston, Daniel Casey of Stoneham and the late Edward Gatley; cherished grandmother of seven grandchildren and eight great-grandchilden. A private funeral was under the direction of Vazza Funeral Home, Revere.. For online guest book,

Geraldine ‘Gerry’ Tango 

Reading Resident 

Geraldine “Gerry” (Strangie) Tango of Reading died on January 11.

She was the beloved wife of Dominic Tango; mother of Dominic Tango, Jr. and his wife, Lisa of Reading; daughter of the late Genaro and Mary Strangie; grandmother of Nicholas, Jessica and Ella Tango and Gustin and Anthony Saggese; sister of Frank Strangie of East Boston, Ritchie of Winthrop, Donna of Florida, Stacey Bertocchi and her husband, Paul of Reading; aunt of Paulmichael and Mary Bertocchi, Frank, Joshua, Ritchie, Christopher and Stephanie Strangie.

Funeral arrangements were by the Cota Funeral Home, North Reading. Burial was at Wood EndCemetery, Reading.

Carmen ‘Sonny’ Anzalone 

Of Revere, formerly of East Boston 

Carmen “Sonny” Anzalone of Revere, formerly of East Boston, died on January 11.

He was the beloved husband of the late Jennie (Gassiraro) Anzalone with whom he shared 62 years of marriage; loving father of Patrick Anzalone and his wife, Louise of Winthrop, Maria Kostopoulos of Revere and her late husband, Stephen and Yvonne DiCato and her husband, Paul of Everett; dear brother of the late Mary Santilli, Josephine Pulicari, Eleanor Santacroce, Anthony “Tony,” Pasquale “Lefty” and Giro “Chick” Anzalone. He was the cherished grandfather of six grandchildren and four great grandchildren.

Funeral arrangements were by Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, Revere. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery. For guest

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