Obituaries 11-24-2010

November 24, 2010
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Mary Iuliano

Saugus resident

Mary E. (Martino) Iuliano of Saugus, formerly of Malden, died on November 20.

She was the beloved wife of the late William Iuliano; dear and devoted mother of the late Linda M. Robinson and William E. Iuliano; loving grandmother of Mark Robinson of Somerville, Christopher Robinson of Saugus and Erin Robinson of Peabody; great-grandmother of Joseph, Thomas and William Robinson; mother-in-law of Ralph Robinson.

Her Funeral will be held from the Cafasso & Sons Funeral Home, 65 Clark St. (Corner of Main St.) Everett, today, Wednesday, at 8 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Joseph’s Church, 770 Salem St., Malden at 9 a.m. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited. Entombment will be in Holy Cross Mausoleum, Malden.

 

Betty Hanson

Of Indiana, formerly of Everett

Betty L. (Wallace) Hanson of Evansville, Indiana, formerly of Everett, died on November 18.

She was the beloved wife of the late Chester B. Hanson and loving mother of Roberta Kincheloe, Ernest Hanson, Brian Keith Hanson and the late Chester B. Hanson, Jr. She is survived by many loving nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Salvatore Rocco & Sons Funeral Home, Everett. Burial was in Glenwood Cemetery, Everett. Memorial donations may be made to United Cerebral Palsy.

 

John Panico

GE retiree

John J. Panico of Wakefield died on November 20.

Mr. Panico was raised in Everett and was a graduate of Everett High School, Class of 1951 and Northeastern University, Class of 1955. He retired from General Electric of Lynn where he had worked for 36 years. Mr. Panico served in the U.S. Air Force, enjoyed sailing on Lake Quannapowitt and was a Trustee of the Quannapowitt Association.

He was the beloved husband of Gigliola (Seminara); loving father of Gloria Panico of Lake Worth, Florida and Sandra Panico of Wakefield; brother of Marie DiPietro of Middleton and is also survived by three nephews.

His Funeral will be held from the McDonald Funeral Home, 19 Yale Ave., Wakefield, today, Wednesday, at 9 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Joseph Church, 173 Albion St., Wakefield at 10 a.m. Burial will be in Lakeside Cemetery. Memorial contributions in his name may be made to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research, Church St. Station, P.O. Box 780 New York, NY 10008-0780. For obit, directions and guestbook, www.mcdonaldfs.com

 

Benedict Lentini

Everett resident

Benedict C. “Ben” Lentini of Everett, formerly of Boston’s North End, died on November 18 following a brave battle with cancer. He was 82 years old.

He was the beloved husband of 60 years of Marie A. (Taibi); devoted father of Margaret M. Lentini-Cook and her husband, Terry, of N. Andover and Paula A. Lentini-Delmonte and her husband, James, of Methuen; cherished grandfather of Atty. Nicole M. Cook-Gallant and her husband, Christopher, of Methuen, Justin C. Cook and his wife, Marcie, of N. Andover, Michael J. and Matthew P. Delmonte, both of Methuen. He is also lovingly survived by his great grandson Aidan Cook of N. Andover, many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Funeral arrangements were by the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, Revere. Burial was in Puritan Lawn Memorial Cemetery, West Peabody. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to The Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Division of Development & the Jimmy Fund, 10 Brookline Pl, Brookline, MA 02445-9924.

 

Mary DiNitto

West Tisbury resident

Mary (Rosati) DiNitto of West Tisbury, formerly of Chelsea, died on November 15.

She was the beloved wife of Anthony; daughter of the late Amina (Granchelli) and Julio; sister of the late Alba, Bianca, Quido and Henry and is survived by 15 nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Salvatore Rocco and Sons Funeral Home, Everett. Burial was in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association , 311 Arsenal St, Watertown, MA 02472. www.roccofuneralhomes.com

 

Esther Puzon

Malden resident

Esther C. (Celebrado) Puzon of Malden died on November 17.

She was the devoted mother of Ronnie Puzon of Peabody and Melinda M. Puzon of Malden; cherished sister of Susana Celebrado of Everett, Esperanza Celebrado of Malden, Teresita Santos of the Philippines, Rolando Celebrado of Randolph, Pablito Celebrado of Virginia, and Antonio Celebrado of the Philippines; devoted grandmother of Anthony You, Darren Howe and Serena Puzon.

Funeral arrangements were by the Weir MacCuish Golden Rule Funeral Home, Malden. Burial was in Holy Cross Cemetery. For obituary, visit: www.weirfuneralhome.com

 

Ilario ‘Larry P.’ Covino

Member of Revere ITAMS

Ilario, “Larry P.” Covino died in Revere on November 19 following a long illness. He was 78 years old.

He was a US Air Force veteran of the Korean Conflict and a member of the Revere ITAMS.

He was the beloved father of Loretta L. Covino-Dumbrack of Rochester, NH, Kathleen L. Rocci of Florida, Lawrence P. Covino of Parkersburg, W.V., Richard E. Covino of Salem, N.H., and the late Joseph A. Covino; devoted brother of Paul S. DeMarco of Waltham, Edith Oxford, Mary A. Smith and Sylvia E. Kovil, all of Revere, Loretta J. DeSisto of Union, ME and Linda Covino of Saugus. He is also lovingly survived by the mother of his children, Barbara A. (Wall) Covino of Parkersburg, W.V., nine grandchildren, five great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

Family and friends are invited to attend his funeral from the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway, (Rt. 107), Revere, today, Wednesday, November 24 at 9 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Anthony of Padua Church, Revere at 10 a.m. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Edith V. Nourse VA Medical Center, 200 Springs Rd., Bedford, MA 01730, Attn. Patients Activities Fund.

 

Frank Permatteo

Everett resident

Frank V. Permatteo of Everett died on November 19.

He was the beloved husband for 40 years of Maria “Mia” J. Permatteo; loving father of Frank P. and his wife, Roxanne, of Methuen, Richard M., Teresa Caldwell and her husband, Ed, all of Everett; brother of Corinne Skinner and the late Roberta Cataldo. He is survived by his five loving grandchildren, Alyssa, Jacob, Joshua, Alyesia, and Amelia.

Funeral arrangements were by the Salvatore, Rocco & Sons Funeral Home, Everett. Burial was private. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Muscular Dystrophy Assoc., 138 Conant St., Beverly, MA 01915. www.roccofuneralhomes.com

 

Helen Ragucci

Everett resident

Helen A. (Vitukevich) Ragucci of Everett died on November 18.

She was the beloved wife of the late Cosimo “Sam” Ragucci; loving mother of Samuel, David and his wife, Twinkx, Michael and his wife, Kelly, and Susan Ragucci, all of Everett; loving sister of Stella DiPerri and the late Sophie, Agnes, Mary, Claire, Joey, Frankie and Alec. She is survived by her eight loving grandchildren, Sam, Nicholas, Matthew, David, Bianca, Chantal, Christina and Adelyn.

Funeral arrangements were by the Salvatore Rocco & Sons Funeral Home, Everett. Burial was in Glenwood Cemetery, Everett. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Parkinsons Disease Foundation, 1359 Broadway, Suite 1509, NY, NY 10018. www.roccofuneralhomes.com

 

Andrew Cullen VMD

Founder of Everett Animal Clinic

Andrew P. Cullen VMD of Everett died on November 17.

Dr. Cullen was the founder and owner of the Everett Animal Clinic and a Korean War Decoder for the U.S. Army.

He was the former husband of Celine (Lisbinsky); father of Steven M. of Lynn, Lenore DeLaine of Tyngsboro and David C. of Lynn; brother of Joseph of Tewksbury and the late Dorothy. He is also survived by four grandchildren, Lenore, Steven, Derek and Kevin.

Funeral arrangements were by the Salvatore Rocco & Sons Funeral Home, Everett. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Northeast Animal Shelter, 347 Highland Ave., Salem MA 01970 www.roccofuneralhomes.com

 

Joseph Visconti

Past Exalted Ruler Everett Lodge of Elks

Joseph A. Visconti of Everett died on November 21.

A 60 year member and Past Exalted Ruler of the Everett Lodge of Elks, he was the beloved husband of Mary (Gazzana); loving father of Elaine (Visconti) Aliberti and her husband, Anthony, Dennis Visconti and his wife, Karen, and Ronald Visconti and his wife, Patricia; loving brother of the late Francis Visconti and Marion Absher. He is survived by his eight loving grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren.

Funeral Services will be held in the Salvatore Rocco & Sons Funeral Home, 331 Main St., Everett today, Wednesday, November 24 at 11 a.m. Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend. Internment will be at Woodlawn Mausoleum, Everett. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to the Make A Wish Foundation, 1 Bullfinch Place, Boston 02114. www.roccofuneralhomes.com

 

Freda Reynolds

Lifelong member of Temple Tifereth Israel of Everett

Freda (Borr) Reynolds of Chelsea, formerly of Revere, died on November 16. She was 101 years old.

She was born in East Boston, raised in Chelsea and was a graduate of Chelsea High School. She was a life long member of Temple Tifereth Israel of Everett and a member of the sisterhood at the temple. She was also a member of Hadassah and an avid bridge player. Mrs. Reynolds was very devoted to her family; her family was “the most important part of her life.”

She was the beloved wife of the late Albert Reynolds; the devoted mother of Jack Reynolds and his wife, Cindy, Linda Gill and Roxanne Cohen and her husband, Harris; the dear sister of Ethel Band and her husband, Maurice, and several late sisters and a brother. She was also the loving grandmother of 11 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.

Graveside services were held at New Tifereth Israel of Everett Cemetery, Everett. Donations in her memory may be made to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 417005 Boston, MA 02241. For online guestbook please visit the funeral home website: www.torffuneralservice.com

 

Walter Paris

Everett resident

Walter Paris of Everett died on November 10. He was 96 years old.

He was the son of the late Edward and Florence Paris and is survived by his nephews Arthur, Albert, and Edward Tyler. He was the uncle of the late Ethel Brown.

Private funeral arrangements were by the JB Johnson Funeral Home, Roxbury.

 

Patricia Leo

Everett resident

Patricia (Durant) Leo of Everett died on November 16.

She was the beloved wife of the late Frank; mother of Frederick Thomson, Michael Meier, Gary Meier, and the late Mark Meier; daughter of the late Floyd and Laura Durant; sister of Butch Durant, the late Shirley Gilligan and Phyllis Mattsen and is also survived by 12 grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.

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

 

Mamie Paratore

Bingo Enthusiast

Mamie (Bagarella) Paratore, of Melrose, formerly of Everett, died peacefully with her family by her side on November 14 at Epoch Senior Healthcare in Melrose. She was 88 years old.

Born on September 28, 1922 in Boston, one of 13 children of the late Charles Bagarella and Maria (Buttacavoli) Bagarella, she was raised in the West End of Boston and served in the United States Navy during World War II. After being honorably discharged from service, she and her late husband, Joe, moved to Everett to raise their family. She lived in Everett for most of her life until recently moving to Melrose. She will be remembered for her love of bingo.

She was the beloved wife of the late Joseph V. Paratore with whom she shared 61 years of marriage; devoted mother of Valarie Pearsall of Melrose, Denise Matarazzo and her husband, Michael, of Everett, the late Joseph A. Paratore and mother in law of Ann Bramante of Everett; dear sister of the late Grace Agnetta, Peter, John, Gerelomo, Marco, Joey, Sal, Santina Peluso, Emily Ferretti, Julia Hinchey, Rose Busteed, and Marie Pesce; cherished grandmother of Damian, Andrew, Jason, Nadine, Krystal, Lisa, Matthew, Gina, and Michael; loving great grandmother of Mason, Bradey, Andrew, Valerie, and Renee and is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Robinson Funeral Home, Melrose. Burial was in Massachusetts National Cemetery, Bourne. For online tribute or to express condolences, visit www.RobinsonFuneralHome.com.

Anthony Santilli

Retired DuPont Paint Supervisor

Anthony Santilli, a lifelong resident of Everett, died on November 15 at the Lawrence Memorial Hospital in Medford. He was 94 years old.

A US Army veteran of World War II, he was born in Everett and was a lifelong resident of this city. He was a retired supervisor for DuPont Paint Company in Everett and a member of the D.A.V.

He was the beloved husband of Marion F. (Armata) Santilli; dear and devoted father of Anthony J. Santilli and his wife, R. June, of Woburn; brother of Joseph Tenaglia of Everett and the late Ida Sciarappa, Lena DiFinis, James and Lt. Alexander Santilli; loving Papa of Alec Santilli and his wife, Allison, of Reading, Andrea Santilli of Medford and the late David Santilli and loving Big Papa of Luke and Jessica Santilli.

Funeral arrangements were by the Cafasso & Sons Funeral Home, Everett. Burial was in Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn. Contributions in his memory to the Leukemia Foundation, 7316 Avenue U., Brooklyn, NY, 11234, would be sincerely appreciated.