Obituaries 02-01-2018

Friday, February 2, 2018
By Transcript Staff

Carmela Petroccione

She brought fun and joy into the lives

of family and extended family

Carmela A. “Auntie Mill” “Millie” Petroccione, 91, passed on Thursday, Jan. 25, ending a long illness at Rosewood Nursing Care Center of Peabody. Her funeral will be conducted from the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Route 107), Revere, today, Thursday, Feb. 1, at 10 a.m., followed by the Funeral Service in the Funeral Home at 11 a.m. and will be immediately followed by interment in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett.

Born and raised in East Boston, she was a graduate of the Class of 1943 at East Boston High School with the prestige of “magna cum laude” (with highest honors). She immediately secured a position with Blanchard & Sons of East Boston, a bedding and mattress firm that had served the community for decades. She remained there for over 28 years as supervisor of payroll. In the late 1960s, “Millie” moved on to the Law Firm of Warner & Stackpole of Boston, where she took the position as lead disbursement clerk.

In 1991, she retired and became a member of the Central Square Seniors of East Boston. As time moved-on, “Auntie Mill” took comfort in the company and adventures of her many nieces, nephews, grand-nieces and grand-nephews and great-grand-nephews and nieces. “Millie” became the adopted member of many old family friends, namely the Penta, Rodrigues, Rosa, Ryan and Vertuccio families; she was the quintessential go-to for all things trivia whether it be political, in the field of entertainment or family and extended family history –and she was always perfectly correct. Thank You, “Millie” for all the fun and joy you brought us, throughout these many, many years … it just wasn’t enough!!!

Millie was the beloved daughter of the late Joseph A. and Mary (Saitta) Petroccione and the dear sister to the late Theresa A. Francis and Joseph E. Petroccione; the devoted sister-in-law to Annette M. Petroccione of West Peabody and the late Peter V. Francis, Sr.; the cherished aunt of Peter V. Francis, Jr. and his wife, Donna of Beverly, Theresa Ryan and her husband, Robert F. of West Peabody, Michael V. Francis of Beverly, Joseph E. Petroccione, Jr. and his wife, Gail of Danvers, Richard “Ricky” ​

Petroccione and his wife, Debra of Beverly and Renee Paglia and her husband, Fred of Green Oaks, Ill. She is also lovingly survived by 12 grand-nieces and grand-nephews and eight great-grand nieces and nephews. For additional information, please visit: www.vertuccioandsmith. com.

Peter Rogaris

Retired truck driver

Peter D. Rogaris of Veterans Road, Winthrop, passed away suddenly on Jan. 12. He was 71 years old.

Born in Belmont, the beloved son of the late Bessie (Kautrakis) and Harry Rogaris, he was a resident of Winthrop for the past 20 years and was employed as a truck driver in the lumber industry prior to his retirement.

Family and friends are cordially invited to attend the visitation from the Caggiano-O’Maley-Frazier Funeral Home, Winthrop, on Saturday, Feb. 3, from noon to 2 p.m. A funeral service will be held in the funeral home immediately following the visitation at 2 p.m. Committal will be private. To sign the online guestbook go to:

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