Obituaries 10-11-2012

Christine Murphy

Caregiver for the Elderly

Christine L. (Cone) Murphy of Winthrop died suddenly at home on October 3. She was 49 years old.

Mrs. Murphy was currently employed as an elderly caregiver and was recently employed in the hotel industry.

She was the beloved wife of Kevin T. Murphy. Born in Winthrop, the daughter of the late Robert B. and Joan L. (Hewitt) Cone, she was the devoted mother of Kelley Willette and her husband, Steve of Winthrop, Robert Fraser of Hampton, NH and Ashley Mosman and her husband, Erick of Jacksonville, FL; adored grandmother of Kaitlyn and Chance Willette and Emma and Stephen Mosman; dear sister and step-sister of Robert V. Cone and his wife, Julie of Latham, NY, Scott B. Cone and his wife, Robin of Winthrop, John T. Kirk and his wife, Joanne of Winthrop, Dennis E. Kirk of Winthrop and William J. Kirk of Saugus.

At the request of the family, funeral arrangements were private. Donations in her name can be made to the Hospice of the North Shore and Greater Boston, 75 Sylvan St., Danvers, MA, 01923. Funeral arrangements were by the Maurice W. Kirby Funeral Home, Winthrop. For guestbook, visit

Inge Gilfoyle

Retired Nurse

Inge (Reef) Gilfoyle, originally from Copenhagen, Denmark, Winthrop and Saugus, died at the Sherrill House in Boston on October 1. She was 76 years old.

Prior to her retirement, Mrs. Gilfoyle worked as a nurse at the Deaconess Hospital

The beloved wife of 46 years to Atty. John J. “Jack” Gilfoyle, she was the cherished daughter of the late Englebert and Katherine (Schmidt) Reef; devoted mother of Catherine I. Stapleton and her husband, Patrick Sr. of Milton and Jane S. Stuart and her husband, Richard of Wilmington; adored grandmother of Patrick Jr. and John “Jack” Stapleton and Richard J. and William C. Stuart; dear sister of the late Jorgen Reef of England; sister-in-law of Pam Reef of England and is also survived by several nieces and nephews here in the United States and abroad.

Funeral arrangements were by the Maurice W. Kirby Funeral Home, Winthrop. A Graveside Service was held at the Winthrop Cemetery (Belle Isle Section.) Memorial donations can be made to a charity of your choice. For guestbook, go to

Ashley Helleberg

Nursing Student

Ashley M. Helleberg, a lifetime resident of Winthrop, died suddenly at the Whidden Memorial Hospital on October 2. She was 26 years old.

Born in Boston, the beloved daughter of Ellen J. (McGrath) Helleberg, she was a graduate of the Winthrop School System and a certfied nurse’s aide,  currently studying to be a registered nurse.

She is survived by her maternal grandparents, James and Norma McGrath of Winthrop, her siblings, Christian and Alexandra Helleberg of Winthrop and her cousins, Jennifer, Erick and Hunter Scutellaro.

Funeral arrangements were by the Caggiano-O’Maley Funeral Home, Winthrop. Burial was in the Belle Isle Section of Winthrop Cemetery. For online condolences go to

Frank DiSilvio

Proprietor of F & M Meat Packing Co., Former Little League  Coach

Frank DiSilvio of Winthrop and Naples, Florida, formerly of East Boston, died on October 6. He was in his 90th year.

A US Army veteran of World War II, he was the late proprietor of F & M Meat Packing Co, former coach of Winthrop and East Boston Little League and a member of East Boston’s Progressive Club.

He was the beloved husband of the late Rita (Burke) DiSilvio with whom he shared 39 years of marriage; loving father of Frank DiSilvio of Revere and Michael DiSilvio and his wife, Lanae of Lynnfield; dear brother of the late Gilda Maddalena, Rose Carbone, Louise Ravagno, Nina, John, Joseph “Popeye” and Richard “Dick” DiSilvio; cherished grandfather of six grandchildren, four greatgrandchildren and fond uncle of many nieces and nephews.

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

Eleanor DeLuple

Retired Waitress

Eleanor H. (Palladino) DeLuple died on October 2 at Eastpointe Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Chelsea where she has been receiving supportive care for the past 10 years. She was 97 years old.

Born in Claremont NH, she was the daughter of the late James Vincent and Meglina (DeVito) Palladino.  As a child her family relocated to Revere, where she grew up and received her public school education.  She settled in East Boston in the early 40’s and was a resident there for most of her life.

Devoted to home and family, she also worked outside of her home as a restaurant waitress in Maverick Square and at Cloud Nine at Logan Airport in East Boston.

In 1967, she was preceded in death by her husband John DeLuple.  In 1994 she took residence at the Friendly Gardens on Revere Street, Revere and remained there for the next 10 years before going into Eastpointe in Chelsea.

She was the beloved wife of the late John DeLuple; devoted mother of Olympia Cardillo of East Boston and James Nardizzi of Chelsea; dear sister of Perry Palladino of Winthrop, the late Vera Granese, Mary Palladino and Patrick Palladino; cherished grandmother of Sharon Scapicchio, Vincent Cardillo, Joseph Cardillo, Mary Ann Cimino, Michael Cardillo, Donna Forgione, Janes Nardizzi, John Cardillo and Vincent Nardizz and is also survived by six great grandchildren.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Frank A. Welsh & Sons Funeral Home, Chelsea.  Burial was at Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden.

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Shanelle Jean Abric

Revere School Bus Monitor

Shanelle Jean Abric of Revere, formerly of East Boston, died unexpectedly on October 7. She was 30 years old.

A graduate of East Boston High School, Class of 2000 and a bus monitor for the Revere School System, she was the beloved daughter of Louis P. Abric, IV of Revere and Alice P. Colantonio of Malden, she was the cherished sister of Louis P. Abric, V, Philip L. Abric and Anthony F. Pirelli, all of Revere; adored granddaughter of Louis P. Abric, III and his wife, Joanne of Winthrop and the late Jeannette M. “Jean” Abric and the late Alice and John Colantonio; dear niece of Cheryl Mei of Lynn and is also lovingly survived by her boyfriend, Paul Peters of Malden and her faithful canine companion, “Scooby Doo” and by several other aunts, uncles and cousins.

Family and friends are invited to attend the Funeral Mass on Friday, October 12 at 12 noon in the Immaculate Conception Church (corner of Beach Street and Winthrop Avenue), Revere. Visiting hours are respectfully omitted. Burial is private. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the MSPCA-Angell, 350 So. Huntington Ave., Boston, MA 02130-9923,. Arrangements are under the direction of Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals of Revere. For directions visit

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