Obituaries 10-18-2012

Tessema Assamnew

Retired Owner of Kersa Cab Co. of Boston

Tessema Assamnew of Winthrop, formerly of Ethiopia, passed away suddenly at his home on October 12. He was 69 years old.

The retired owner of the Kersa Cab Co. of Boston, he served in the Ethiopian Imperial Navy and the Greek Merchant Marines.

He was the beloved husband of Karen M. True; devoted father of Alyssa Tessema True of Winthrop; born in Ethiopia, he was the cherished son of the late Assamnew Asfia and Mulunesh Cheria of Ethiopia; dear brother of Mengistu Assamnew of Ethiopia and the late Alemu Assamnew and Petros Assamnew of Ethiopia.

A Cremation Service was private with burial to follow at a later date in Flying Point Cemetery in Freeport, ME. Donations in his memory may be made to the Joslin Diabetes Center/High Hopes Fund, One Joslin Place, Boston, MA, 02215. Funeral arrangements were by the Maurice W. Kirby Funeral Home, Winthrop.  For guestbook, visit

Ronald Di Ieso

Retired Draftsman

Of Winchester, formerly of East Boston

Ronald Di Ieso of Winchester, formerly of East Boston, died on October 13. He was 78 years old.

A former draftsman for Honeywell, a member of the Jenks Community Center and a US Army veteran, he was born on Lubec Street in East Boston, son of the late Donato and Mary Di Ieso. He was the beloved husband of Mary (D’Aloia); devoted father of Donna Di Ieso and James Orsini; dear brother of Ann Lamberti of Winthrop, and the late Paul, James, George, Josephine Aceto and Gloria Trupasso and is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons Funeral Home, Revere. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Lung Association, 460 Totten Pond Rd., Waltham, MA 02451. For guest book, please visit

Eileen Stasio

Member of Amvets, Winthrop Emblem Club and the Rebekahs

Eileen G. Stasio of Read Street, Winthrop passed away at the Whidden Hospital in Everett on October 15 after a brief illness. She was 88 years old.

Born in East Boston, the daughter of the late Amy (Fulerton) and Roy Somers, she was a life long resident of Winthrop and a member of the Amvets, the Winthrop Emblem Club and the Rebekahs.

She was the devoted wife of the late Anthony Stasio and the loving mother of Eileen Elliott and her husband, David of Danville, NH, Barbara Lawlor of Winthrop and Annette LaPorta and her husband, Robert of Revere and the dear sister of Louise Kennison and Amy DesJardain, both of Peabody. She is also survived by nine grandchildren and three great grandchildren.
Her funeral will be conducted from the Ernest P. Caggiano and Son-O’Maley Funeral Home, 147 Winthrop St., Winthrop on Friday, October 19 at 9 a.m. followed by a funeral mass in St. John the Evangelist Church 320 Winthrop St., Winthrop at 10 a.m. Family and friends are cordially invited to attend the visitation today, Thursday, from 4 to 8 p.m. Committal is private. Memorial donations may be made to the All Care Visiting Nurse and Hospice 210 Market St., Lynn MA 01901.

Stephen Visco

Computer Operator

Stephen P. Visco of Woodside Avenue, Winthrop passed away at the Spaulding Rehabilitation Center in Cambridge on October 13 after a long illness. He was 60 years old.

Born in Detroit, Michigan, the beloved son of Louis Visco and the late Irene (Picceo), he has been a resident of Winthrop for many years and was employed as a computer operator.

He was the loving father of Kristine Lachapelle of Exeter, NH and Stephen A. Visco of Brighton; the dear brother of Mark Visco, David Visco and Lisa Miller, all of Winthrop and the cherished grandfather of Dominick and Sarah Thornhill. He was also the loving uncle of Kristen, Michael, Jodi, Amber and Deanna.
His funeral was conducted from the Ernest P. Caggiano and Son-O’Maley Funeral Home. Burial was in the Belle Isle section of Winthrop Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society PO Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123-1718 or go to To sign the online guestbook go to

Marjorie Scott

Stoneham Resident

Marjorie (McNeil) Scott, recently of Stoneham, died on October 16 at the Sawtelle Hospice House in Reading. She was 85 years old.

She was pre-deceased by her husband, James E. Scott in 1958 and their beloved daughter, Jean Louise Scott in 2006. She was also predeceased by her siblings. She leaves a sister in law, Evelyn McNeil of Abington as well as several nieces and nephews. Also, her friends Audrey and Niamh Morgan of Medford, the Kurdzionak family of Stoneham, Joe and George, Dan “O”, the staff and residents of the Fuller House in Stoneham plus Ben the cat and Miles the dog.

A Funeral Service celebrating Marjorie’s Eternal Life will be held on Friday at 10 a.m. in the Chapel of the Barile Family Funeral Home, 482 Main St. (RT 28) Stoneham. Family and friends are cordially invited to attend. Parking attendants will be available. Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery, Medford. Please honor Marjorie by making donations in her memory to The Friends of Manchester Animal Shelter, 490 Dunbarton Rd. Manchester, NH 03102. For directions or to send a memorial condolence

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