Dorothy M. (Martone) Vitiello of Peabody, formerly of Revere and East Boston, died on July 27.
She was the beloved wife of Frank Vitiello with whom she shared 32 years of marriage; loving mother of Carolyn Marmiani and her husband, Thomas, Stephanie Taverna and her husband, Frank and Nicole Vitiello and her fiancé, Michael Beemer, all of Peabody; dear sister of Joni DiLuigi of Connecticut, Diane McKenna of East Boston, Michelle Lally of N. Reading, Debra Martone and Paula Martone of Everett, Robert Martone of Marlboro, and the late Joseph Martone. She was the cherished grandmother of seven grandchildren.
Funeral arrangements were by Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, Revere. Burial was at Woodlawn Cemetery. For guestbook, please visit: www.vazzafunerals.com.
William ’Billy’ Murphy
MBTA Retiree, Worked in Food Services at Everett High and Appeared in Movie “Fever Pitch”
William F. ‘Billy’ Murphy died on July 27 in The Massachusetts General Hospital after a period of failing health. He was 70 years old.
Born in Everett on April 3, 1942, he was one of two sons of the late Dennis and Julia (O’Connell) Murphy. He was raised and educated in Everett, attended the Immaculate Conception Grammar School and graduated from Everett High School, Class of 1959. He worked at the First National Stores following graduation and then for the MBTA for 32 years until he retired in 1999.
After retirement, he worked in the Food Services Department at Everett High School. “Billy” also appeared in the motion picture “Fever Pitch” and was a member of Local 589 Carmen’s Union.
“Billy” could be seen regularly at Dempsey’s in Everett Square, with his late brother Jack, his kids and his grandchildren. Billy was known as “GA” to his grandchildren, “Mr. Murphy” to the IC Band kids, “Murph” to his friends and “Mr. Bill” to his coworkers at Everett High.
He was married to Jacqueline (Newhall) Murphy for 49 years but they were life-long friends for 60 years. He was the loving father of Linda Murphy of Everett and Paul Nichols and he is also survived by his son, William Jr. and his wife, Elizabeth of Braintree. He was the brother of the late John “Jack” Murphy and his surviving wife, Joan and the cherished grandfather of Ryan, Kelly, Alec, and Evan. He is also survived by his dear cats, Maxx and Brady and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Funeral arrangements were by the Murphy O’Hara Funeral Home, Everett. Burial was in Glenwood Cemetery. Please make contributions in his memory to Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, attn: Deirdre’s Team, 220 North Main St., Suite 104, Natick, Ma 01760.
John ‘Ziggy’ Sirignano
Monsanto Chemical Retiree
John P. “Ziggy” Sirignano of Everett died on July 26.
A World War II veteran who was a member of the First Armored Division “Old Ironside” in the European Stage of Operations and a longtime employee of Monsanto Chemical, he was the beloved husband of the late Theresa (Imbornone); loving father of John M. of Everett and Frank and his wife, Jill of Danvers; brother of Stephen, Phyllis Gianelli, Billy and the late Tony and is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.
Funeral arrangements were by the Salvatore Rocco & Sons Funeral Home, Everett. Burial was at Holy Cross Cemetery in Malden. roccofuneralhomes.com
Of Medford, formerly of Everett
Ruth (Reeves) Sorrentino of Medford, formerly of Everett, died on July 28.
She was the beloved wife of the late Pasquale “Pat”; devoted mother of Patricia Giarle and her children: Christine, Cassandra and Giana Sorrentino, all of Medford, William Thompson of Malden, Wayne Sorrentino of New Hampshire, Lorraine Hall of Billerica, and Nadine Guarino of Woburn and is also survived by several loving grandchildren, nieces, and nephews. She was the sister of the late Thelma Galluccio.
Funeral arrangements were by the Dello Russo Funeral Home, Medford. Burial was at Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent in Ruth’s name to St. Francis of Assisi Church, 441 Fellsway West, Medford, MA 02155. To leave a message of condolence, please visit: dellorusso.net.
Retired Everett City Councillor, Attorney and Educator
Richard J. Troy, a life-long Everett resident, died on July 26 at Massachusetts General Hospital. He was 72 years old.
After graduating from Everett High School, he served in the US Air Force and went on to receive a B.A. and a M.A. from Boston University, and a J.D. from Suffolk Law School. In addition to being a long-time practicing Everett attorney, Mr. Troy taught constitutional law and criminology at Dracut High School. He was also a retired Everett city councilor and was affiliated with numerous organizations.
He was the beloved husband of Dorothy M. (Ballou) Troy; loving son of the late John Troy and the late Anna (Connolly) Troy; loving brother of Maureen Troy and Judith A. Murphy, both of Everett, Anne Marie Melisi and her husband, Michael of Danvers, John Troy, Jr. and his wife, Theresa of Everett and Paul M. Troy and his wife, Joanne of Saugus. He is also survived by nine cherished nieces and nephews and eight cherished great nieces and nephews.
Funeral arrangements were by the JF Ward Funeral Home, Everett. In his memory, donations may be made to St. Vincent de Paul Society, 670 Washington Ave., Revere, MA 02151 or to Smile Train, PO Box 96231, Washington, DC 20090-6231. For online guestbook, please visit: jfwardfuneralhome.com
20-Year ERMA Club First Lady
Rose M. (DeFilippo) Sachetta, a lifetime resident of Everett, died unexpectedly at the Massachusetts General Hospital on July 25. She was 82 years old.
The First Lady of the ERMA Club of Everett for 20 years and a homemaker, she was born in the Roxbury section of Boston and was the beloved wife of James R. Sachetta for more than 60 years; dear and devoted mother of Sandy Juliano and her late husband, Michael of N. Reading, James and his wife, Kathleen of E. Bridgewater, Joseph and his wife, Ann of Lynnfield, Stephen and his wife, Lisa of Everett and Rainy Leonard and her husband, Mark of N. Reading; sister of Leo DeFilippo of Medford and the late John DeFilippo and his surviving wife, Frances of Arlington, Joseph DeFilippo, Clara D’Agostino and Mary DeFilippo; loving grandmother of Michael Juliano and his wife, Jennifer, Kaitlyn Herzig and her husband, Ernest, Mark Sachetta, James R. Sachetta, Eric Sachetta, Stephanie Sachetta, Brian Sachetta, Jeffrey Leonard, Briana Sachetta, Amanda Juliano and Brittany Leonard and great-grandmother of Michael and Mason.
Funeral arrangements were by the Cafasso & Sons Funeral Home, Everett. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. Contributions in her memory to the Sachetta Charitable Organization, 5 Broadway, Saugus, MA 01906 would be sincerely appreciated
Joseph F. Forestier of Everett died at the Golden Living-Elmhurst in Melrose on July 24. He was 82 years old.
Born in Watertown, he lived in Everett for most of his life and was a retired printer. He was a former volunteer coach for the Red Devils athletics and a US Air Force veteran of the Korean Conflict.
He was the beloved husband of Alice E. (Meny); dear and devoted father of Donna Brown and her husband, Billy, of Barrington, NH, Joseph F. and his wife, Sandra of Saugus and Ronald A. and Jeffrey of Everett; brother of the late John Forestier and Grace Rivard and is also survived by nine loving grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Funeral arrangements were by the Cafasso & Sons Funeral Home, Everett. Burial was at Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. Contributions in his memory to the charity of one’s choice would be sincerely appreciated.
Of Dedham, formerly of Everett
Arthur M. Durkin of Dedham, formerly of Everett and County Mayo, Ireland, died on July 24.
A member of the Chalet Club of Everett and Carpenters Union Local 67, he was the beloved husband of Alice (Boyd) Durkin; devoted father of Arthur Durkin, Kathleen Mallow, Kevin Durkin, Michael Durkin and Brian Durkin; step-father of James Stewart, Eileen Glover, Cornelius Stewart, Leonita Flanagan, Martin Stewart and Elizabeth Burke and is also survived by 17 grandchildren. He was the brother of Mary Duffy, Nora Durkin, Patrick Durkin and the late Kathleen Durkin, Maurice Durkin, Anne Winfield, Sarah Durkin, Michael Durkin and John Durkin.
Funeral arrangements were by the George F. Doherty & Sons Wilson-Cannon Funeral Home, Dedham. Burial was in Brookdale Cemetery, Dedham. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to The Timothy J. O’Brien Research Fund (The Jimmy Fund pd 1112) 10 Brookline Place West, 6th Floor, Brookline, MA 02445-7295.. Online guestbook at www.gfdoherty.com.
Elena Pisacreta of Everett, affectionately known as “Nana,” died on July 24.
A devoted mother, aunt and friend, she will be deeply missed by all who knew her, especially because she made the best meatballs which no one else can seem to duplicate. In addition to her daughters, she will be sadly missed by man’s best friend and her constant companion “Lily.”
She was the beloved wife of the late Angelo and loving mother of Adeline, Angela and Joanne, all of Everett. Funeral arrangements were by the Salvatore Rocco and Sons Funeral Home, Everett. Burial was in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Victor A. Pisacreta Memorial Scholarship Fund, 32 Richdale Ave., Everett, Ma. 02149
Guy ‘Tony’ Pulpi
Of Melrose, Formerly of the North End
Guy “Tony” Pulpi of Melrose, formerly of Everett and the North End of Boston, died on July 24.
Mr. Pulpi was a US Army veteran of World War II and a member of both the Holy Name Society and Bowling League of St. Stephen’s Church in the North End.
He was the beloved husband of 69 years of Rose (Oteri); father of John Pulpi and his wife, Marlene of Melrose and Josephine Pulpi Felice and her husband, Patrick of Saugus and is also survived by six grandchildren, Debra Pulpi Friedlander and her husband, Ed of Essex, Kimberly Pulpi of Boston, Susan Felice Marroni and her husband, John of Melrose, Marc Pulpi and his wife, Jean of Reading, Christine Felice Cosgrove and her husband, James of West Hartford, Ct. and Jennifer Felice Scacchi of Melrose and 11 great grandchildren.
Funeral arrangements were by the Salvatore Rocco and Sons Funeral Home, Everett. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Life Care Nursing Home, 25 Woodland Rd., Stoneham, Ma. 02180. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett: www.roccofuneralhomes.com
Nicholas ‘Nick’ Montello
Of Marblehead, formerly of Everett
Nicholas D. “Nick” Montello, a longtime resident of Marblehead, formerly of Everett, died peacefully in his home on July 29 after a long illness. He was 86 years old.
He leaves his beloved wife and dance partner of more than 42 years. The couple shared many beautiful sunsets on their yacht with friends and family. A successful contractor and businessman, he was a US Navy veteran of World War II and a longtime member of the BYC in Marblehead.
He was the father of Brutus, Guido, Gino, Jo-Jo, and Rocky, his beloved Chihuahuas. He also leaves his devoted wife, Susan (DaCorta) Montello. He was the dear brother of Edmund R. Montello and the late Theresa “Tina” Iozza and is also survived by three-cherished nephews, great nieces and nephews, and great great nieces and nephews.
Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend a graveside service at Glenwood Cemetery, Washington Avenue, Everett, on Friday, August 3 at 11 a.m. No flowers, please. Memorial donations may be made to Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, 44 Binney St., Boston, MA 02115.
Angelo Ciano of Everett died on July 29.
Mr. Ciano was a US Army veteran of World War II who fought under General Patton at the Battle of the Bulge earning a Bronze Star. He was also a member of the K of C and a volunteer at the Museum of Science.
He was the beloved husband of the late Mary (Ardizzoni); father of Michael of Everett; brother of the late John and is also survived by nieces, nephews, grand nieces, grand nephews and many friends.
His Funeral will be from the Salvatore Rocco & Sons Funeral Home, 331 Main St., Everett on Friday, August 3 at 9 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in the Immaculate Conception Church, Everett, at 10 a,m. Relatives and friends are invited. Visiting hours are Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m. Burial will be in Mt. Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge. Complimentary valet parking available at front door to funeral home on Thursday evening. www.roccofuneralhomes.com