Obituaries 02-21-2019

Angelo Console

Retired barber

Angelo A. Console of Overlook Drive, Winthrop passed away at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston on Feb.15. He was 90 years old. Born in East Boston, the beloved son of the late Anna (Famolare) and Thomas Console, he was a long time resident of East Boston before moving to Winthrop over 15 years ago. Prior to his retirement, he was employed as a barber working at Etna in Brighton Center.

He was the devoted husband of the late Rita A. (Martinelli) and the loving father of Thomas A. Console and his wife, Pamela of Winthrop; dear brother of Connie Baumgartner of Amesbury and the late Dickie Console and cherished grandfather of Christie A. Brady and her husband, Kevin of New Jersey. 

The Funeral Mass was celebrated in the St. John the Evangelist Church on Wednesday, Feb. 20. Services concluded with internment in the Woodlawn Cemetery in Everett. 

Arrangements were under the direction of the Caggiano-O’Maley-Frazier Funeral Home, Winthrop. To sign the online guestbook go to

Salvatore ‘Sonny’ Fantasia

Of Salem, N.H., formerly of East Boston

MBTA retiree Salvatore “Sonny” Fantasia of Salem, N.H., formerly of East Boston, passed away peacefully on Monday, Feb. 18.

Sonny was an Air Force Veteran who served in the Korean Conflict. He was employed by the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority for 33 years, enjoyed youth sports and spent many years organizing and coaching in any way he could.

The beloved husband of Geraldine (Maggio) Fantasia, he was the devoted father of Theresa Tahtamoni of Salem, New Hampshire, Angela Fantasia of Revere, Diana D’Urbano and her late husband, Anthony of the North End, Richard Fantasia and his wife, Joann of Florida and Angelo Fantasia and his wife, Noreen of New Hampshire and the dear brother of the late Richard Fantasia. He was the loving grandfather of Christopher, Marc, Eric, Antuan, Christina, Diana, Sophia, Joshua, Richard, Fallon Rose, Jacob, and Lucas and the cherished great-grandfather of Logan Ryan, Guliana, Mario, Gabriella, Anthony, and Nicholas.

Family and friends will honor Sonny’s life by gathering in the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home, 971 Saratoga St., East Boston (Orient Heights) on Friday, Feb. 22 from 4 to 8 p.m. and again on Saturday morning at 8:30 before leaving in procession to Saint John the Evangelist Church, Winthrop Street, Winthrop for a Funeral Mass at 10 a.m. Services will conclude with Sonny being laid to rest at Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Salvatore’s name to Saint Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

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