Obituaries 12-22-2010

December 22, 2010
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Nina DiFilippo

Everett resident

Nina (Della Cioppa) DiFilippo of Everett died on December 18.

She was the beloved wife of Nicholas DiFilippo; loving mother of Stella DiFilippo of Malden and Joseph DiFilippo and his wife, Jill, of Everett. She is survived by her loving grandson Joseph DiFilippo and many loving nieces and nephews. She was the beloved sister of Amelia Nicolella of Italy and many late brothers and sisters.

Her Funeral will be held from the Salvatore Rocco and Sons Funeral Home, 331 Main St, Everett on Thursday, December 23 at 9 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass at St Anthony’s Church, Everett at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends are kindly invited. Visiting hours are today, Wednesday, from 4 to 8 p.m. Burial will be in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. roccofuneralhomes.co

Anna DeVito

Lifetime member of ILGWU

Anna DeVito, who was born on March 4, 1908, died on December 9. She was 102 years old.

She was born in Calabria, Italy and came to the United States at the age of five. She lived in Everett for more than 80 years and spent her summers in Onset Bay on Cape Cod. For the past 11 years she has lived in Boca Raton, Florida. Mrs. DiVito worked as a dressmaker in the garment district of Boston for over 30 years, and was a lifetime member of the International Lady Garment Workers Union. For several years she served as Shop Steward with the ILGWU.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 61 years, Rocco, her sister, Sally Crocker, and her brother, Salvatore Raimondi. She is survived by her three loving children, Andrew of Ocala, Florida, Dorothy Sciarappa of Yarmouth, Cape Cod, Ma. and Joseph of Pompano Beach, Florida; a niece, Martha Furlong, and two nephews, Andrew Raimondi and Ronald Crocker. She is fondly remembered as Grammie Nina by 11 grandchildren, 23 great grandchildren, and five great great grandchildren.

At her request, she was cremated and her ashes were placed in a crypt at the Pompano Beach Cemetery in South Florida.

Melba Pasquariello

Member of Revere Woman’s Club and Catholic Daughters

Melba H. “Nana Melba” (Aucella) Pasquariello, a lifelong resident of Revere, died on December 19 at the Whidden Memorial Hospital in Everett. She was 99 years old.

A member of the Revere Women’s Club and the Catholic Daughters of America, she was the daughter of the late Thomas and Elvira (DiMinici) Aucella; beloved wife of the late Angelo “Andy”; devoted mother of Richard A. Sr. and his wife, Gail, of Revere and Robert A. and his wife, Sandra, of Methuen; dear sister of the late Philip Aucella, Albert Aucella, Edmund Aucella, Thomas Aucella,  Rudolph Aucella, Theodor Aucella, Edith Gaita and Louise Pecce; loving grandmother of Richard A. Jr. and his wife, Janice, of Everett, Michael J, and his wife, Leanne, of Reading; great grandmother of Rachel J. and Rebecca J. Pasquariello of Everett and Ryan and Matthew Erickson of Reading. She is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews and was known to many as “Nana Melba.”

Her Funeral will be held from the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons –Bruno Funeral Home, 128 Revere St., Revere on Thursday, December 23 at 9 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in the Immaculate Conception Church at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends are kindly Invited. Visiting hours will be today, Wednesday, from 4 to 8 p.m. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery. Donations in her memory may be made to The Shriners Hospital for Children, 51 Blossom St., Boston Ma 02114. For guest book or flowers please visit www.Buonfiglio.com

Rocco Ferullo

Retired Baker

Rocco Ferullo of Everett died on December 18. He was 77 years old.

Born in Avellino, Italy and a longtime resident of Everett, he retired after 36 years as a baker with Piantedosi Baking Company.

He was the beloved husband of Maria (Picardi); dear and devoted father of Michael Ferullo and Anna Boucher and her husband, Daniel, of Everett; loving grandfather of Ashley and Christopher Boucher.

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

Sally Zannino

Worked at Walgreen’s in Everett

Sally A. (Gorman) Zannino of Peabody, formerly of Everett, died on December 16. She was 64 years old.

Born in Charlestown and a longtime Everett resident before moving to Peabody, she was a homemaker who worked at Walgreen’s in Everett for many years.

She was the beloved wife of the late Richard F. Zannino, the dear and devoted mother of Richard F. and his wife, Anna, of Greenwich, CT., Stephen A. and his wife, Cheryl, of Canton; David J. and his wife, Cate, of Reading, and Elena M. Guiry and her husband, Jim, of Peabody; sister of John Gorman and his wife, Peggy, of Tewksbury, Helen O’Keefe of Medford, Cath Duerr and her husband, Bob, of Methuen, and the late Margaret Fletcher, Thomas and James Gorman and loving grandmother of Nicole, Joey, Zach, Jesse, Jenna, Austin, Mariah, James, David, Nicolas, and Luke.

Funeral arrangements were by the Cafasso & Sons Funeral Home, Everett. Burial was in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. Contributions in her memory to St. Anthony’s Shrine Mission, 100 Arch St., Boston, MA would be sincerely appreciated.

Ann DelVecchio

Of Tewksbury, formerly of Everett

Ann L. (Camella) DelVecchio of Tewksbury, formerly of Everett, died on December 5.

The beloved wife of Patrick A., she was the mother of Christine Carr of Melrose, Patricia Buckley and her husband,
Vincent, of Plymouth, Karen Hoenig and her husband, Frank, of Wakefield, and Richard and his wife, Trish, of Salem, NH; sister of James Camella and the late Josephine Delorey. She is also survived by four loving grandsons, Justin, Matthew,
Ryan and Daniel.

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

John Melnick

Long time employee of Exxon Mobil

John Melnick of Everett died on December 13.

A US Navy veteran of World War II, he was a long time employee of Exxon Mobil.

He was the son of the late Fred and Anna; the brother of Stella Supe and her husband, Gustavus, of Hawaii, the late Sophie Mummey, Charles Cusick, Benjamin Cusick and Helen Bednarz and is also survived by nieces, Sonya Cannon, Elaine Bednarz, Maureen Lawrence, Michele Supe, Lianne Supe, nephews Ronald Senna, Eugene Bednarz, Michael Cusick and the late Gustavus Supe III, and many grand nieces and nephews.

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

Virginia Murray

Avid reader and library devotee

Virginia J. (Driscoll) Murray of Everett died on December 13. She was 87 years old.

An avid reader, she was a friend and library card holder of Parlin Memorial Library for more than seven decades.

She was the devoted wife of the late George Richard Murray; loving mother of Sheila J. Muse of Nashua, NH and Edward W. Murray and his wife, Mary Louise, of Everett; beloved sister of William E. Driscoll, Jr. and his wife, Mary, of Everett; cherished grandmother of Eric Muse, Amy Torres, Dana Muse, Emily Morelli, Matthew, Anne, Mary Elizabeth, and Daniel Murray; cherished great grandmother of Julianna, Miranda, and Gabriella.

Funeral arrangements were by the JF Ward Funeral Home, Everett. In lieu of flowers, please make donations in her memory to the Parlin Memorial Library, 410 Broadway, Everett, MA 02149.

Thomas Finnigan

Everett resident

Thomas K. Finnigan of Everett, formerly of Lynn, died on December 10. He was 60 years old.

He was the husband of Kathleen F. (Healey) Finnigan; father of Nathan Finnigan of Everett; brother of Kathleen Robichaud and her husband, Martin, of Lynn.

Funeral arrangements were by the Cuffe-McGinn Funeral Home, Lynn. Burial was in the Mass. National Cemetery, Bourne. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Finnigan Family Account, c/o Geraldine Dame, 40 Magoun Street, Cambridge 02140. For online guestbook, please visit www.cuffemcginn.com

Arlene Auterio

President of Mass Senior Action Council

Arlene (Bennett) Auterio of Medford, formerly of Cambridge, died on December 12.

An activist for the elderly and low income people of Massachusetts, she was the President of the Mass. Senior Action Council.

The beloved wife of the late Francis Auterio, she was the loving mother of Michelle Auterio of Revere, Joab Auterio and his wife, Paula, of New Hampshire and Barbara La Clair and her husband, Matthew, of Peabody; dear sister of Howard Bennet and his wife Geraldine of Maine; cherished grandmother of Matthew, Tiffany, Trisha-Lynne Coolong, John, Cody and Cailyn Auterio and Robert LaClaire.

Funeral arrangements were by Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, Revere.  For guest book, please visit: www.vazzafunerals.com