Obituaries 10-22-2015

RoseMarie Bartolo

Of Winthrop, formerly of Revere

RoseMarie (Gentile) Bartolo of Winthrop, formerly of Revere, died on October 20.

She was the beloved wife of Carl Bartolo; loving daughter of the late Ralph and Anne (Maffei) Gentile; devoted mother of Ronald Romano, Robert Romano and his wife, Trish and Lisa Piazza and her husband, Chris; dear sister of the late Mickey Gentile, Bella McCarthy, Frank Gentile and Ralph Gentile; cherished grandmother of Gennara Romano, Nicholas Romano, Christopher Piazza and Steven Piazza and treasured aunt of Mary Jones.

A Memorial Service will be held in the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons~Bruno Funeral Home 128 Revere St., Revere on Saturday, October 24 at 4 p.m. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Visiting Hours are Saturday from 1 to 4 p.m. In lieu of flowers donations in RoseMarie’s name may be made to: St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-1905. For online memorial and guestbook please visit:

Barbara Rizzo

Retired Chelsea Public School teacher

Barbara Rizzo passed away on October 14 after spending nearly an entire year battling lymphoma.

A dedicated reading teacher in the Chelsea public schools for nearly 40 years, she taught generations of children how to read. After her retirement, she devoted much of her time to crocheting, knitting, and hand stitching the many quilts that fill both her own home and the homes of all of her family. Her quilts can aptly be described as works of art.

She was always ready to share both a laugh and a wealth of advice on topics large and small. She was, without question, loved by everyone who knew her.

She was the much beloved sister of Dorry and Anthony Fanale, Beatrice and John Platt, and Michael Rizzo, and aunt of Barbara Platt Johnson and Michael Johnson, Cynthia Platt and Michael Miller and John Platt. She also leaves behind her great-nieces, Caroline Johnson and Charlotte Platt-Miller, whom she adored, and who adored her in turn. She was at the center not only of her family, but also of a circle of wonderful friends.

The funeral was conducted from the Ernest P. Caggiano and Son-O’Maley Funeral Home on October 19 followed by a funeral mass in St. John the Evangelist Church. Rev Peter Graziano celebrated the Mass and offered prayers at the Interment in the Belle Isle section of Winthrop Cemetery. To sign the online guestbook go to

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