Obituaries – 9/23/09

September 24, 2009
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Emidio Danieli

Everett resident

Emidio Danieli of Everett died on September 18.

He was the beloved husband of Jean (D’Angelo); loving father of Stephen Danieli and his wife, Joan, of Mansfield, Jeanne Sutherby and her husband, John, of Burlington and the late Joseph; beloved brother of Olga Collins, Netta Demeo, Nellie Brownell and the late Viola Colanton, Grace Fusco, Mary Martin, Anthony Danieli, Emma Biassucci and Dora Hirsch. He is also survived by seven loving grandchildren: Jessica, Christina, Janeen, Christopher, James, Michael and Danielle, and one loving great-granddaughter, Sophia. He was the companion of Phyllis LoGrasso.

His funeral will be held from the Salvatore Rocco & Sons Funeral Home, 331 Main St., Everett, on Thursday, September 24, at 8 a.m., followed by his Funeral Mass at the Our Lady of Grace Church, Everett, at 9 a.m. Relatives and friends are kindly invited. Visiting hours are today, Wednesday only, from 4 to 8 p.m. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett.

Donations in his memory may be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, 120 Wall St., New York, NY 10015.

 

Ferdinand Gallozzi

World War II veteran

Ferdinand F. Gallozzi of Somerville died on September 17.

A US Army veteran of World War II, he was the beloved husband of Josephine (Casali); son of the late Joseph and Ida (Pagliuca) Gallozzi of Somerville; brother of Gustave of Everett and the late Edmund Gallozzi; and the uncle of Frank Gallozzi and his wife, Estelle, and Lauren Gallozzi of Norfolk.

Funeral arrangements were by the Cota-Struzziero-McKenna Funeral Home of Somerville. Burial was in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and its Jimmy Fund, 10 Brookline Place, West, Sixth Floor, Boston, MA 02445. For more information, visit www.cotafuneralhomes.com.

 

Paul Imperato, 77

Railroad conductor

Paul Imperato of Revere died on September l7 in the Hammersmith Nursing Care Center, Saugus, at the age of 77.

Born in Boston, he was the son of the late Daniel and Mary (Kemmrick) Imperato. A Korean War veteran, he was the beloved husband of the late Maria (Ranno); devoted father of Paula Imperato, Daniel Imperato, both of Florida, and Marian Sposito of Revere; dear brother of Dolly Fici of Quincy and is also survived by a loving granddaughter, Kristin Cincotti.

Funeral arrangements were by the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, Revere. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery. For his guest book, please visit www.Buonfilio.com.

 

John Kelley

MBTA retiree

John J. Kelley of Somerville, formerly of Charlestown, died on September 18.

A US Navy veteran of World War II, he was a retired MBTA employee and member of the Old Charlestown Schoolboys Association.

He was the beloved husband of the late Mary T. (Passalacqua) Kelley; devoted father of William T. and his wife, Jeanne, of Malden, John J. and his wife, Patricia, of Wilmington and Paul F. and his wife, Mary, of Everett; brother of Claire Voltero of California, George Kelley of Weymouth and the late Margaret Carroll and Lorraine Gallagher. He is also survived by five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Funeral arrangements were by the John H. Sawyer Funeral Home, Charlestown. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett.

 

James Sullo

World War II Navy veteran

James F. “Jimmy” Sullo of Everett, formerly of Medford, died on September 18.

A US Navy veteran of World War II, he was the beloved son of the late Peter and Frances (Barber) Sullo; devoted brother of the late Alfonse and Edward Sullo; loving uncle of Robert P. Sullo, Bonnie G. Hoarn, Marie F. Smith and Barbara F. Miliano; and he is also survived by many dear great-nieces and great-nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Dello Russo Funeral Home, Medford. Burial was at Oak Grove Cemetery, Medford. Forhis online obituary and guest book, please visit dellorusso.net.

 

Lorraine Maliawco, 77

Lifelong Everett resident

Lorraine (Spada) Maliawco, a lifelong Everett resident, died on September 16. She was 77 years old.

A homemaker and avid Bingo player, she was the beloved wife of the late Joseph Maliawco; devoted and loving mother of Linda M. Kennedy-Foley of Maine, Joseph J. Maliawco of Sandisfield, and Richard J. Maliawco of Everett; loving sister of Eleanor Clifford, the late Anthony Spada, Alfred Spada, William Spada, John Spada, and Rachel Cruikshank. She is also survived by 10 cherished grandchildren and 13 cherished great-grandchildren.

Funeral arrangements were by the J.F. Ward Funeral Home, Everett. Burial was in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden.

Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701. For her online guest book, please visit jfwardfuneralhome.com.

 

William DeTore, 90

40-Year Stop & Shop employee

William J. DeTore, a lifelong resident of Everett, died on September 18 at the Chelsea Skilled Nursing Care Center. He was 90 years old.

Born in Boston and a 40-year employee of the Stop & Shop Companies, he was a member of the UFCW.

He was the beloved husband of the late Dorothy (Briley); dear and devoted brother of Mary F. Green and Arthur A. DeTore of Everett and the late Lillian DeBenedict and Helen Dowgiallo; and he is also survived by several loving nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Cafasso & Sons Funeral Home, Everett. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett.

Contributions in his memory to Beacon Hospice, 529 Main St. Charlestown, MA 02129, would be sincerely appreciated.

 

Joseph Assenzo

Lifetime member of K of C 97, member of DAV and VFW

Joseph “Joe” Assenzo of Everett died on September 15.

A US Army veteran of World War II, he was a member of the DAV and VFW and a lifetime member of the Knights of Columbus 97.

He was the beloved husband of the late Josephine (Ciulla); father of Dennis and his wife, Susan, of Wakefield and Patricia Pastori and her husband, Joe, of Medford; brother of Anna Sinagra of the North End, Camille Renzulli of East Boston, Lena Assenza of the North End, Jennie Ruotalo of Chelsea and the late Mary Riley-Assenza. He is also survived by five grandchildren: David, Brian, Lauren, Michael, Ashley, and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Salvatore Rocco & Sons Funeral Home, Everett. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Resident Council Fund, c/o Courtyard Nursing Care Center, 200 Governor’s Ave., Medford, MA 02155.

 

Raymond ‘Bunzo’ Panzini

Everett resident

Raymond B. “Bunzo” Panzini of Everett, formerly of East Boston, died on September 15.

He was the beloved husband of the late Nora (Romano); loving father of Jeannie Buccheri and her husband, William, of Tennessee, Patrick Panzini and his wife, Constance, of Peabody and Lisa Phifer and her husband, Brian, of Amesbury; beloved brother of Chicki, Tommy and Eddie Panzini and the late Leonard, Johnnie and Pasquale. He is survived by five beloved grandchildren: Eric, Paul, Jessica, Christopher and Erica.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Salvatore Rocco & Sons Funeral Home, Everett. Burial was at Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett.

 

Ada Giannantonio

Everett resident

Ada (Marini) Giannantonio of Medford, formerly of Everett, died on September 13.

Born in Vittorito Italy, she was the beloved wife of Gildo and the loving mother of the late Anthony V. Giannantonio and his late wife, Marie. She is survived by her granddaughter, Adamarie Giannantonio-Brini, and two loving great-grandchildren. Gabrielle and Kenzi Brini.

Funeral arrangements were by the Salvatore Rocco & Sons Funeral Home, Everett. Burial was in Glenwood Cemetery, Everett.

 

Thomas Strong, 65

Longtime Truck Driver and Everett Cab Driver

Thomas K. Strong died in his Everett home on September 15. He was 65 years old.

Mr. Strong was a longtime truck driver for Local 25 and an Everett Cab driver who enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren.

He was the beloved husband of Kathleen A. Strong; loving son of Herbert Strong of Everett and the late Grace Strong; loving father of Michael Strong and his wife, Kristen, of Billerica, David Strong and his wife, Jennifer, of New Hampshire and James Strong of Everett; loving brother of Paul Strong and his wife, Alison, Kevin Strong and his wife, Cynthia, Kathleen Cataldo and her husband, Anthony, Maureen Strong, and Mary Garland and her husband, Russell; and the cherished grandfather of Nicholas and Joseph Strong. He is also survived by many dear aunts, cousins, nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the J.F. Ward Funeral Home, Everett. Burial was in Mt. Benedict Cemetery, Boston.

Memorial donations may be made to Hallmark Hospice, 178 Savin St., Malden, MA 02148 or to St. Jude Children’s Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. For his online guest book, please visit jfwardfuneralhome.com.

 

Charles Rogier, 63

Everett resident

Charles R. “Charlie” Rogier of Everett, formerly of Malden, died on September 14. He was 63 years old.

He was the beloved husband of Helen (Davidian); devoted father of Tina and Charles Rogier, Michelle Neil and Paul Rogier; brother of Frank Rogier; father-in-law of Scott Neil and Amanda Rogier; loving and proud grandfather of Chantel Hernandez and Mellissa Neil; Great-Grampy of Gabby and dear uncle and friend to many. He will also be deeply missed by his faithful companions, Buzzy and Axl.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Salvatore Rocco and Sons Funeral Home, Everett. Burial was at Woodlawn Cemetery in Everett. Donations in his memory may be made to Hallmark Hospice.

 

Robert Dwyer

Korean War veteran

Robert F. Dwyer of Everett died on September 14.

A Korean War veteran, he was the beloved husband of the late Antoinette (Pescione); cherished father of Robert F. Jr. of Everett; son of the late Michael and Jane; brother of Sister Jane Michael, Ellen Gesnaldo, Jean Musmecci and the late Michael; and he is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Salvatore Rocco & Sons Funeral Home, Everett. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett.

 

William Stamatis

Everett resident

William A. Stamatis of Everett, formerly of Woburn, died on September 12.

He was the beloved husband of Mary (Dimopolos) Stamatis; devoted father of Paul A. of Las Vegas, Nev., Steven G. and his wife, Carla, of Corona, Calif., Athena Cerulli and her husband, Victor, of Woburn, and William A. and his wife, Denise, of Candia, NH; dear brother of Julie Pannos of Stoneham and the late Anthony and Charlie Stamatis, Kay Kouvel, and Mildred Markas; loving grandfather of Nicholas, Kristopher, Ashley, Kristin, Alexi, Victoria, and Joshua, and great-grandfather of Kaylen and Rylee.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, Woburn. Burial was in Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn.

Donations may be made in his memory to the Greek Orthodox Church, 70 Montvale Ave., Woburn, MA 01801.

His online obituary and guest book are at www.lynch-cantillon.com.

 

Catherine ‘Kay’ Smith, 76

Chelsea resident

Catherine T. “Kay” (Ryan) Smith of Chelsea died unexpectedly of a massive heart attack on September 19 at the Whidden Memorial Hospital in Everett, despite unrelenting work by the emergency room doctors and staff for almost an hour to revive her. She was 76 years old.

A graduate of St. Rose High School, in her early years she worked for State Street Bank in Boston. During her children’s school years, she worked part-time and then full-time for American Optical Corporation and lastly, for over a decade, as a teller at the Chelsea-Provident Bank on Broadway.

The devoted wife for 53 years of Michael J. Smith Sr., she was the beloved mother of Michael J. Smith Jr. and his wife, Susan, of Saugus and Kim Ann Clifford and her husband, James, of Melrose; cherished grandmother of Ryan P. Smith and Matthew J. Smith, both of Saugus; daughter-in-law of Josephine Smith of Chelsea; dear sister of Marlene Taraskiewicz of Peabody, Sheila Ciaramella of Chelsea, Helen Asaro of Burlington, Joseph Ryan of Maine and the late Leo F. Ryan Jr., Kevin Ryan, Agnes Gordon, Mary Cushing, Patricia Coyne and Martin Ryan. She is also lovingly survived by many nieces and nephews.

Family and friends are kindly invited to attend a Funeral Mass to be celebrated in Our Lady of Grace Church, 59 Nichols Street, Chelsea, Thursday, September 24, at 11 a.m. Services will conclude with burial at Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. Visiting Hours at her late residence, the Smith Funeral Home, 125 Washington Avenue, Chelsea, will be held on Wednesday, from 3 to 7 p.m.

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