Obituaries 10-22-2020

Thomas Memmolo

Former Exalted Ruler and Treasurer of Winthrop Elks

Funeral Services were held in the Vertuccio & Smith, Home for Funerals Revere  on October 9 for Thomas M. Memmolo, 82, formerly of Orient Heights, East Boston, who passed away in Winthrop, on October 4 after a long illness.

Tom was a 36-year member and Honorary Lifetime Member of the Winthrop Lodge of Elks, serving as Exalted Ruler from 1979-1980 and Treasurer of the organization for 31 years. He was also a former member of the MA Army National Guard.  

He was the husband of the late Janice C. (Hogarty) Memmolo, the devoted son of the late Thomas and Grace M. (Seppe) Memmolo; cherished father of Michelle A. Tower and her husband, Erik of Winthrop and Michael T. Memmolo and his wife, Marnie of Alpharetta, GA; adoring grandfather to Danielle J. Trainor and her husband, Jake of Winthrop and Ava Grace Memmolo of Alpharetta, GA and the dear fiancée of Brenda Carrozza of Winthrop. He is also lovingly survived by his cousins; Louis R. “Buddy” Belmonte and his wife, Janis, of Windham, NH, Diana G. Reppucci and her husband, James C. of Melrose and the late John Belmonte and his surviving wife, Rita Belmonte of Brentwood, NH.

Remembrances may be made to the National Kidney Foundation, 209 West Central St., Natick, MA 01760. To send online condolences, please visit Funeral Arrangements entrusted to the care and direction of the Vertuccio & Smith, Home for Funerals.

Deborah ‘Debbie’ Santarpio

August 8, 1951 — October 17, 2020

Deborah “Debbie” Santarpio passed away unexpectedly in her sleep on October 17.

Debbie was a wonderful daughter, sister, aunt and friend. She will be missed but not forgotten.

She was the beloved daughter of the late Vincent “Gigi” Santarpio and Nickie Santarpio–Turner; sister of late Corinne Portalla. She is survived by her stepfather, Ronnie Turner and sisters Georgette (Smagone)-Behrens and Denise Santarpio and nieces and nephews: Dominque Sanzone, Vincent Sanzone, Jade Sanzone, Bev Sanzone, Isaiah Sanzone, Kimmie Portalla, Eddie Portallo and Vincent Marino.

A celebration of life will be held in the spring. The family will post further information at that time.

Lina Sarnacchiaro

Longtime Owner of Tony’s Cleaners on Shirley Street

Lina Sarnacchiaro of Winthrop passed away at the Eastpointe Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Chelsea on October 9. She was 80 years old.

Born in Miaeo, Sicily, Italy, the beloved daughter of the late Giovanna (Guilzia) and Mario Cardello, she came to this country at an early age residing in Chelsea before moving to Winthrop over 50 years ago. Prior to her retirement, she was the proprietor of Tony’s Cleaners on Shirley Street for many years.

She was the devoted wife of the late Antonio Sarnacchiaro and the loving mother of Antoinette Kennedy and her husband, Richard, Joseph Sarnacchiaro and Anthony Sarnacchiaro, Jr. and his wife, Kathleen; cherished grandmother of Alie, Julianna, Michael, Isabella, Victoria, Sabrina, Sophia, Samantha and Anthony.

The funeral was conducted from the Caggiano-O’Maley-Frazier Funeral Home on Monday, October 19, 2020 followed by a funeral mass in St. John the Evangelist Church. Committal was private.

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