East Boston Resident
Mary (Ferraro) Borzillo of East Boston died on march 5. She was 79 years old.
She was the beloved wife of the late Anthony E Borzillo; devoted mother Jayne Borzillo and her companion, Warren Johnson of Winthrop, Michael Borzillo of Hollywood, Florida and the late Anthony Borzillo Jr.; dear sister of Rose Gallini of Wakefield, Joanne DiSciscio of Revere and the Late Concetta Buckley and Antoinette Raso; adored grandmother of Jamie, Brittany and Anthony Borzillo; cherished great grandmother of Vincent Borzillo; fond mother in law of Stacey Borzillo and loving long time companion of Rocco Mastrodomenico.
Her funeral will be held from the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home, East Boston on Friday, March 9 at 8 a.m. followed by a Mass in celebration of her life in Sacred Heart Church, Brooks Street, East Boston at 9 a.m. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited. Visiting hours are today, Thursday, from 5 to 8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Association, 20 Speen St. Framingham MA 01701 or the National Breast Cancer Foundation, 16633 Dallas Pkwy, Suite 600, Addison TX 75001. For complimentary transportation to the funeral home please call 617-569-0990. For more information or to send an online condolence, please visit www.ruggieromh.com
Retired Auto Technician
George M. Armitstead of Golden Drive, Winthrop, a lifelong Winthrop resident, died on March 4 after a long illness. He was 65 years old.
Born in Winthrop, he was the beloved son of the late Edith (Vass) and Stanley Armitstead and was employed as an auto technician for many years prior to his retirement. He was a member of the Corvette Club and the NSRA.
He was the loving father of Craig Armitstead and his wife, Rose, Brian Armitstead and his wife, Tara, Aaron Armitstead and his wife, Dawne and Derek Armitstead and his wife, Jessica, all of Winthrop; the dear brother of Elizabeth Doyle of Lynn, Bruce Armitstead of Lowell and Barbara Sharib of Lynn and the cherished grandfather of Brianna, Daniel, Brian Jr., Grace, Sofia, Lauren, Aaron, Lily and Elle. He was the former husband of Marie (Chiaradonna) Cheffro.
Visitation will be held from the Ernest P. Caggiano and Son-O’Maley Funeral Home, 147 Winthrop St., Winthrop on Sunday, March 11 from 3 to 7 p.m. Funeral services will be held in the funeral home at 7 p.m. that evening. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made directly to the funeral home.
Alex and Bailey Willette
Twin Infant Boys
Alex and Bailey Willette, twin infant boys, were born sleeping on Monday, February 27 at Tufts New England Medical Center, Boston surrounded by family.
They are survived by their parents Steven and Kelley Willette of Winthrop, sister Kaitlyn and brother Chance; grandparents: Wayne and Suzanne Fraser of Tulsa, Oklahoma, and Kevin and Christine Murphy of Winthrop; loving aunts and uncles: Jack and Debbie Murtagh of Peabody and Eric and Ashley Mosman of Jax, Florida and Robert Fraser of Winthrop and by many other family members and cousins.
Though we did not spend that much time with our babies, they made a huge impact in our hearts! “Some people dream of Angels….. We held two of them in our arms. Mommy and Daddy love you both. Rest in peace babies.” A private service will be held by family members with arrangments by the Maurice W. Kirby Funeral Home in Winthrop – 617-846-0909.
Retired Engineer and Avid Boater
Louis A. Parente of Winthrop died on February 29. He was 83 years old.
A graduate of Northeastern University, he worked as an engineer and was also an avid boater.
He was the cherished son of the late Fred and Fanny (Catizone) Parente and brother of the late Robert Parente. He leaves his beloved children, Fred, Louis, Robert, Eleanor Myles, Steve and Laura, as well as 13 grandchildren and three great grandchildren.
Funeral arrangements were by the Boston Harborside Home, Boston. Burial was at Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. www.bostonharborsidehome.com
Raymond Fyler, Sr.
East Boston resident
Raymond E. Fyler, Sr. of East Boston died on February 26.
A US Air Force veteran and member of the ITAM Club, he was the beloved husband of more than 53 years of Virginia L (Collins), devoted father of Raymond Jr. and his wife, Trinette of Holbrook, David and his wife, Cathy of East Boston, Richard and his wife, Jean of Winthrop and Elizabeth Hogan and John Fyler, both of East Boston; dear brother of Michael of Maine, Paula Lightell of Medford and the late Nancy Lydon; cherished grandfather of nine and great grandfather of four and the late Alex Bonillia. He is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews
Funeral arrangements were by the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home (Orient Heights) East Boston. Memorial donations may be made to the Fyler Family to help with funeral expenses. Mr. Fyler was laid to rest with his Military family in the Veterans Cemetery, Bourne. For more information, please visit www.ruggieromh.com
East Boston resident
Mary (Cannata) Consolo of East Boston died on February 28.
The beloved wife of the late Felice Consolo, she was the devoted mother of Gaetano “Guy” Consolo, John Consolo and his wife, Kathy, all of East Boston; dear sister of Vincenzina Ruggiero and her late husband, John of Winthrop, Philip Cannata and his wife, Rose of Winthrop, Lucy LaMattina and her husband, Angelo of Lynn, Jeanette Gillen and her late husband, Robert of Winthrop and the late Charles Cannata and his late wife, Aurora; adored grandmother of Philip Jr. and Jack Consolo and is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.
Funeral arrangements were by the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home (Orient Heights) East Boston. Entombment was in the Shefield Mausoleum, Woodlawn Cemetery with her beloved husband, Felice. May they both rest in peace. Memorial donations may be made to the Don Orione Home Patient Account, 111 Orient Avenue, East Boston 02128. For more information, please visit: www.ruggieromh.com
East Boston Resident
Ernest J. ‘Ernie’ Lawrence of East Boston died on March 3.
He was born in Winthrop, attended local schools and was the loving son of the late Ernest F. and Barbara ( Coombs) Lawrence; dear brother of Elaine Ellis of New Hampshire, April Lawrence of East Boston and the late Stephen Lawrence and cherished uncle of Jay Ellis of New Hampshire.
A Funeral Mass in Celebration of his life will be held in the Sacred Heart Church, Brooks Street, East Boston on Friday, March 9 at 11 a.m. Visiting hours will be in the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home, 971 Saratoga St. (Orient Heights) East Boston prior to the Mass starting at 9 a.m. Relatives and friends are repectfully invited. Services will conclude with his being laid to rest in Woodlawn Cemetery. For more information or to send an online condolence: www.ruggieromh.com