Obituaries 05-31-2012

William Martino

Of Florida, formerly of East Boston

William F. Martino of Port St. Lucie, FL, formerly of East Boston, died on May 26.

He was the beloved husband of the late Florence G. (DeMattia); devoted father of William, Linda (Quigley), Florence, Donna (Arone), Edward, Michael and Richard. Funeral Services will be held at Forest Hills Byrd, Young and Prill Chapel in Pt. St. Lucie, Florida, today, Wednesday, May 30. A Memorial Mass will be held in Boston at a later date to be published in a later edition and at In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Treasure Coast Hospice, 1201 SE Indian St., Stuart, Florida. For more information or to send the Martino family an online condolence: The Ruggiero Family Memorial Home, East Boston is assisting the Martino family with local arrangements.

Paul Stangle

West Roxbury Resident

Paul J. Stangle of West Roxbury died on May 25.

He was the husband of the late Kathleen H. (McKenna); father of Richard J. and his wife, Diane E. of Winthrop and Jeffrey P. of Wakefield, NH; son of Ruth E. (McGovern) of Dedham and grandfather of Andrew J. and James P.

Funeral arrangements were by the William J. Gormley Funeral Home, West Roxbury. Burial was at St. Joseph Cemetery. For guestbook

Ida Rizzo

Of Everett, formerly of East Boston

Ida R (Nardi) Rizzo of Everett, formerly of East Boston, died on May 24. She was in her 96th year.

The beloved wife of the late Charles Rizzo, she was the devoted mother of Alfred Cataldo and his wife, Joann of Stoneham; dear sister of the late Virginia Romano and Victor Nardi; cherished grandmother of Joanna Cataldo-Walsh and Michelle Cataldo-Favaloro, both of Winthrop, Frederick Cataldo of West Roxbury, Joseph Fagone of Lowell, Kara Cataldo of Charlestown and Lesley McDermottroe and is also survived by her many adored great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home (Orient Heights) East Boston. Services concluded in the Chapel of St. Michael’s Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials in honor of Mrs. Rizzo may be made to Our Lady of Perpetual Help Grammar School, 94 St. Alphonsus St., Roxbury, 02120.  For more information, visit:

Edward ‘Leo’ Fitzgerald

East Boston Resident

Edward L. “Leo” Fitzgerald of East Boston died peacefully at his home surrounded by his loving family on May 23.

He was the beloved husband of the late Thelma F. (Cox) Fitzgerald; loving father of Debbie Fitzgerald, Edward L. Fitzgerald Jr. and his fiancée, Stacey Bruno, and John Fitzgerald and his wife Darlene, all of East Boston; cherished grandfather of Brian Staley, Ashleigh and Derick Fitzgerald; dear brother of Geraldine Wehrly and her husband, John of Williamsburg, VA, Ellen Rowe and her husband, Leo of Arlington, Michael Fitzgerald, the late William Fitzgerald and his surviving wife, Barbara, and Sarah Hunter; brother-in-law of George Cox and his wife, Louise, formerly of Winthrop, Robert Cox and his wife, Lorraine of Newtonville, the late Patricia Skane and her surviving husband, George, Estelle Lebel and her husband, Robert, Edward Cox and his surviving wife, Barbara. He is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Kirby-Rapino Memorial Home (Orient Heights) East Boston. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. Memorial donations may be made to: Chelsea Jewish Nursing Home Foundation, 17 Lafayette Ave., Chelsea, MA 02150. For online condolences please visit

Christine Brickley

Salem Resident

Christine M. (Northrup) Brickley of Salem, formerly of Wakefield and Melrose, died on May 22.

She was the loving mother of Michael V. Brickley of Virginia and Ellie A. Brickley and her husband, Peter Brownlee of Winthrop; devoted daughter of Jacqueline (Goss) Northrup of Melrose; caring sister of the late Dianne L. (Northrup) Christenson and former wife of the late Paul Brickley.

Funeral arrangements were by the Gately Funeral Home, Melrose. Burial was in Glenwood Cemetery, Everett. Memorial contributions may be made to National Multiple Sclerosis Society P.O. Box 845945, Boston, MA 02284 or online @ For obituary and to sign guest book or view online tribute please visit

Paul Connolly

Retired Suffolk County Assistant District Attorney

Paul F. Connolly of Winthrop died on May 21.

Mr. Connolly, who served in the US Marine Corps, was a Magna Cum Laude graduate of UMassBoston and received his law degree from Suffolk University. Prior to his retirement, he was employed by the Suffolk County District Attorney’s office as an Assistant DA.

He was the beloved husband of Carol A. (Hurst) Connolly; devoted father of Colleen M. Connolly of South Boston, Sean P. Connolly and his wife, Jill of Waxhaw, NC and Brian G. Connolly and his wife, Wendy of Pleasanton, CA; adored grandfather of Desiree and Jordan St. Cyr, Eleanor Grace Connolly and Brendan, Brady and Brett Connolly; dear brother of Theresa Menzler of South Boston, John J. Connolly and his wife, Marie of Chatham, Barbara Lundbohm of Wollaston and the late Patrick Connolly, James Connolly and Doris Turner.; brother-in-law of Bridie Connolly of Dedham and is also survived by many beloved nieces and nephews.

Visiting hours will be held in the Maurice W. Kirby Funeral Home, 210 Winthrop St., Winthrop today, Thursday, May 31 between 4 and 8 p.m. His Funeral Mass will be held in St. John’s Episcopal Church, 222 Bowdoin St., Winthrop on Friday, June 1 at 11 a.m. Please go directly to church. Cremation will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Massachusetts General Hospital in memory of Paul F. Connolly and sent to MGH Development Office, 165 Cambridge Street, Suite 600, Boston, MA 02114. Donations made in Paul’s memory will be designated to benefit the transplant critical care nursing staff. For guestbook and directions, go to

Rt. Rev. Msgr. William Roche 


Rt. Rev. Msgr. William Roche in Boston, formerly of Woburn, died on May 28.

He was the beloved son of the late William H. and Marguerite (Manning) Roche; devoted brother of Janice Salvesen of Winthrop and the late Virginia Slade-Murphy and Richard Roche; cherished uncle of Kjerstin Salvesen and her husband, Dr. Thomas Quinn of Lincoln, Bryant Salvesen and his wife, Adeline of Tyngsboro, Gretchen Salvesen of Arlington, Richard Roche of Virginia, Barbara Brady and her husband, David Plonowski of New Hampshire and Joan Napolitano and her husband, Albert of Billerica.

His Funeral will be held from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn on Saturday, June 2 at 10:15 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Charles Church, 280 Main St., Woburn at 11 a.m. Relatives and friends are cordially invited to attend calling hours at both the Regina Cleri Residence, 60 William Cardinal O’Connell Way, Boston today, Thursday, May 31 from 2 to 4 p.m. and at the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home on Friday, June 1 from 2 to 6 p.m. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, Woburn. Donations may be made in Msgr. Roche’s memory to Regina Cleri Residence, 60 William Cardinal O’Connell Way, Boston, MA 02114. (Obituary, directions and guest book at

Ann Provenzano

Seamstress and Clothing Designer

Ann (Ficaro) Provenzano of Revere, formerly of Medford, died on May 28 following a brief illness. She was 87 years old.

Mrs. Provenzano, who worked in Boston’s garment district as a seamstress and clothing designer, whe was the wife of the late Michael S. Provenzano; devoted mother of Eleanor J. Long and her husband Robert P. of Revere, Michael S. Provenzano, Jr. and his wife, Janice of Billerica and Leonard C. Provenzano and his wife, Ramona of Medford; dear sister of Antoinetta Scola of Everett, Giacamo “Jackie” Ficaro and his wife, Marie of Winthrop and the late Charles, Stephen and Nicholas Ficaro and Mary Tortorici. She is also lovingly survived by six grandchildren, three great grandchildren and by many nieces and nephews.

Family and friends are invited to attend the funeral from the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Rt. 107), Revere on Friday, June 1 at 9 a.m., followed by the funeral Mass in St. Clement’s Church, on the Somerville-Medford line at 10 a.m. Visiting hours are today, Thursday only, from 4 to 8 p.m. Parking available left of the funeral home. Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery, Medford. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Patients’ Activities Fund at Chelsea Jewish Nursing Home, 17 Lafayette Ave., Chelsea, MA 02150. For more information and directions: visit,

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