36 year Bartender at Jevelli’s in East Boston
Albert W. Pantano of Everett, formerly of Revere and Somerville, died on March 20. He was 81 years old.
A US Army veteran of the Korean Conflict, he was a member of VFW Post 6712 and the Revere Loyal Order of the Moose. He tended bar at Jevelli’s Restaurant (Day Sq.) East Boston for more than 36 years.
He was the beloved husband of 58 years of Elena M. (Mogavero); devoted father of Albert J. Pantano and his wife, Janet, of Georgetown and Dennis Pantano of Everett; dear brother of Gloria Ventura of Nahant and the late Anita, Domenic and Robert Pantano; cherished grandfather of Amanda M. Pantano and her companion, Lawrence McMahon, of Denver, CO, Amie J. Pantano and Andrea L. Pantano, both of Georgetown, and is also lovingly survived by several nieces and nephews.
Family and friends are invited to attend the funeral from the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Rt. 107), Revere today, Wednesday, March 24 at 9:30 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in the Immaculate Conception Church, Revere at 10:30 a.m. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Spina-Bifida Assoc. of MA, 321 Fortune Blvd, Milford, MA 01757.
Retired Office Manager
Frances J. (Margolis) Lager of Everett died on March 20 at the Chelsea Jewish Nursing Home. She was 96 years old.
Mrs. Lager was born in New York and was educated in the Lawrence school systems. She graduated from Chelsea High School in 1931 and was also a graduate of Boston University. She has lived in Everett since 1931 and retired as an office manager for the Shaffer Company. She was a member of Congregation Tifereth Israel of Everett, Hadassah and the Chelsea Jewish Nursing Home Auxiliary.
She was the beloved wife of the late Sam Lager; the devoted mother of Pearl “Peni” Kraus and her husband, Stephen, Max Lager, Linda Mondello and her late husband, Paul, and David Lager; the loving grandmother of Eric Kraus and Jennifer Kraus and the loving great grandmother of Samantha, Sarah, and Kyle.
Graveside services were held at the Chesed Shel Emeth Cemetery, Danvers. Memorial observance will be at the home of Peni and Stephen Kraus through Thursday evening. Contributions in her memory may be made to The Chelsea Jewish Nursing Home Foundation, 17 Lafayette Ave., Chelsea, MA 02150.
Edith (Carnabuci) Bottaro of Everett died on March 15.
She was the beloved wife of the late Mario; sister of Joseph Carnabuci of Los Angeles, the late Lillian DeLoreto, Mary, Margaret, Leo and Catino Carnabuci and Eva Lanciani and is also survived by many nieces and nephews.
Funeral arrangements were by the Salvatore Rocco & Sons Funeral Home, Everett. Burial was in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to the American Cancer Society , 9 Riverside Rd., Weston, MA 02493.
Owner of DiPrizio & Garofano Inc.
Thomas J. Garofano of North Andover, formerly of Everett, died on Friday, March 19 at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers. He was 60 years old.
Born in Everett to Eleanor E.(Battershall) Garofano of Everett and the late James V. Garofano, he owned and operated DePrizio and Garofano, Inc. and was an avid sports enthusiast. He especially loved the game of golf and enjoyed working around his house. He was a member of the E-Club of Everett and the 500 Club as well as a member of the Andover Country Club.
He is survived by his beloved wife, Faye A.(Brightman) Garofano of North Andover; his children, Thomas J. Garofano Jr. of North Andover, Kerry F. LeBlanc and her husband, Jeffery, of Franklin, and Rebecca S. Letourneau and her husband, Joseph, of Haverhill; his grandchildren, Libby and Joseph, Jr.; his siblings, William J. Garofano and his wife, Karen, of Stoneham, James V. “Gary” Garofano, Jr. and his wife, Patricia, of Wakefield, Eleanor J. Albano and her husband, Stephen, of Amherst, NH. and Eileen M. Caruso and her husband, Steven, of West Peabody as well as his many nieces and nephews.
Funeral arrangements were by the Conte Funeral Home, North Andover. Burial was in Ridgewood Cemetery, North Andover. For those who wish, he may be remembered through donations to Dana-Farber Cancer Institute c/o G.I.S.T. in the name of Thomas J. Garofano, 1309 Beacon Street, Brookline, MA. 02446-9918. To sign the family guest book, please visit www.contefuneralhomes.com
Glenwood Cemetery Commissioner, Senior Center volunteer
John M. DeAngelis of Everett died on March 20.
A World War II veteran, he was a Glenwood Cemetery Commissioner, an avid reader, bowler and volunteer for many years at the Connolly Senior Center in Everett.
He was the beloved husband of the late Margaret “Mega” (Maio); loving father of Camille DiPerri and her husband, Alderman Chuck DiPerri, of Everett; loving brother of Carl DeAngelis as well as his late sisters, Mary and Mickey and late brothers, Amando, Antonio, Ernie, Carmen and Fred. He is also survived by his two loving grandchildren, Christine (DiPerri) Horras and her husband, John, and Brian DiPerri as well as his two loving great grandchildren, Amelia and Lauren.
His Funeral will be held from the Salvatore Rocco & Sons Funeral Home, 331 Main St., Everett today, Wednesday, March 24 at 9 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass St. Anthony’s Church, Everett at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends are kindly invited. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Jimmy Fund, 44 Binney St., Boston, MA 02115 or St. Jude’s Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery, Everett.
Annette T. (Gerace) Polinchak of Everett died on March 18.
She was the loving daughter of Ann M. “Angie” (Salimbene) and the late Anthony Gerace of Saugus; beloved wife of the late William B. Polinchak; loving companion of Joseph Donnelly of Watertown; loving mother of Michael and his wife, Maria Polinchak, of Everett, Robert and his wife, Keri Polinchak, of Medford; devoted sister of Richard and his wife, Ann Gerace, of Methuen and the late Ronald Gerace; cherished Nana of two grandchildren and is also survived by several nieces and nephews.
Funeral arrangements were by the Gaffey Funeral Home, Medford. Burial was in Oak Grove Cemetery, Medford.
Anna (Russo) Masi of Everett died on March 18.
She was the beloved wife of the late Vincenzo Masi; dear and devoted mother of Josephine DiFilippo and her husband, Gerardo, of Italy and Mary Visconti of Everett; devoted sister of Mary Masi of Everett; loving Nana of Vincent DiFilippo and Msgr. Rocco DiFilippo of Italy and Anna Cipollone-Berman of Watertown and loving Great-Nana of Vincenzo Berman and Gerardo Pio DiFilippo. She is also survived by several loving nieces and nephews.
Funeral arrangements were by the Cafasso & Sons Funeral Home, Everett. Entombment was in Holy Cross Chapel Mausoleum, Malden. In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory to St. Anthony’s Church would be sincerely appreciated.
Frances J. (Grigg) Koster of Brookline died on March 17.
A retired Brookline School Department Secretary, she was the beloved wife of George F. Koster; loving mother of Karl Koster and his wife, Lindley, of Brookline, Paul Koster and his wife, Paula, of Everett and Janet Raposo and her husband, Edward, of Dedham; devoted grandmother of Ariana, Marcella, Adrian, Natalie and Maren; dear sister of David Grigg of Connecticut., Rosalie Wrigley and the late Mary Brady, both of California. She is also survived by six nieces and nephews.
Funeral arrangements were by the Bell-O’Dea Funeral Home, Brookline. Burial was in Walnut Hills Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation International, 26 Broadway, 14th Floor, NY, NY. 10004 or www.jdrf.org would be appreciated. For guestbook www.bellodeafuneralhome.com
Of Melrose, formerly of Everett
Stella R. (Bezon) Wyrocki of Melrose, formerly of Everett, died on March 18. She was 91 years old.
She was an employee of the Stop & Shop Payroll Dept. on Causeway Street in Boston for 27 years. She was also a devout member of The Immaculate Conception Church in Everett.
She was the beloved wife of the late John T. Wyrocki of Everett, formerly of Port Henry, NY; loving mother of Virginia Fitzgerald and her late husband, Harold, of Melrose, the late John T. Wyrocki, Jr., and his wife, Cynthia (Chew), of Danvers; loving sister to the late Frank Bezon of Port Henry, NY, the late Anna Cutting of Moriah, NY, and the late Mary Wyrocki of Everett. She is survived by her loving brother Martin Bezon of Port Henry, NY and loving sister Wanda Grabowski of Malden, 13 grandchildren, 23 great grandchildren and was also loved by many nieces and nephews.
Funeral arrangements were by the J.F. Ward Funeral Home, Everett. Burial was in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Catholic TV, P.O. Box 9196, Watertown, MA 02471. For online guest book visit www.jfwardfuneralhome.com
Utah resident, formerly of Everett
Bill Ryan died in Utah on March 6. He was 72 old.
Born in Chelsea, formerly of Everett and Somerville, he was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother and long time companion. For memorial please visit: http://Bill-Ryan.LifeMemory.com
Elia A. (Battaglino) Riccio of Somerville died on March 15.
She was the beloved wife of Frank M. Riccio; loving mother of Frank J. of Norwell, Anthony of Franklin, Diane Valeri of Arlington, Mary McCormack of Somerville, and John Riccio of Holbrook; sister of John Battaglino of Hyde Park, Ida Coffredo of West Roxbury, Mary Jacobs of Dracut, Anthony Battaglino of Hyde Park, Jenny Laurenza of Everett, and the late Virginia Teehan. She is also survived by eight grandchildren.
Funeral arrangements were by the Keefe Funeral Home, Arlington. For obituary or to send a condolence, visit www.keefefuneralhome.com
Of North Reading, formerly of Everett
Rowena (Homer) Lombardi of North Reading, formerly of Stoneham and Everett, died on March 12. She was 103 years old.
She was the beloved wife of the late James Lombardi, cherished daughter of the late Wilson and Elizabeth (Parsons) Lombardi, devoted sister of the late Norma Thistle, Alice Jaynes, William Homer, Frank Homer, Alston Homer, Ed Homer, Myrtle Homer and Benjamin Homer. She is survived by several nieces, nephews, grand nieces and nephews.
A Memorial Service was held at the First Baptist Church, Reading. Private burial was held at Woodlawn Cemetery in Everett. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in her memory to the First Baptist Church, 45 Woburn St., Reading, MA 01867. Arrangements were under the direction of the Douglass, Edgerley and Bessom Funeral Home, Reading. For more information, visit www.johnbdouglassfuneralhome.com
Retired Boston Police Officer
Anthony “Tony” Fiorentino Of Wareham died on March 14.
A US Navy veteran of World War II, he was a 30 year Boston Police Officer.
He was the beloved husband of the late Mary (DiOrio); father of Sandra and David, both of Wareham; brother of Amelia of Florida, Louis and Rose both of California, the late Josephine, Mary and Harry. He is also survived by four grandchildren and one great grandson.
Funeral arrangements were by the Salvatore Rocco & Sons Funeral Home, Everett. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to The American Diabetes Association , 330 Congress St., Boston MA 02210. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett.
Of Winchester, formerly of Everett
Geraldine Epstein of Winchester, formerly of Everett, died on March 17. She was 89 years old.
She was the beloved wife of the late Joseph Epstein; devoted mother of Terrie Epstein and Alan H. and his wife, Lana Epstein; loving sister of the late Anne Hurwitz; loving aunt of Rhona Hurwitz, Arthur Hauptman and Robert Hauptman and devoted grandmother of Rachel and Joseph Epstein.
Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Torf Funeral Chapel, Chelsea. Burial was in Everett. Donations in her memory may be made to the Aberjona Nursing Center, 184 Swanton St. Winchester, MA 01890. For online guestbook please visit www.torffuneralservice.com
Of Dedham, formerly of Everett
Mildred B. Fitzgerald of Dedham, formerly of Everett and Lynn, died on March 14.
She was the beloved daughter of the late Thomas and Annie (Jaynes) Fitzgerald, sister of the late William J. Fitzgerald, H. Roy Fitzgerald and Frank W. Fitzgerald, aunt of Nancy E. Martland of Sugar Hill, NH, Thomas R. Fitzgerald of Hudson, NH, Lee A. Fitzgerald of Elkton, VA, great aunt of Samuel J. Martland.
Funeral arrangements were by the George F. Doherty & Sons Wilson-Cannon Funeral Home, Dedham. Burial was in Glenwood Cemetery, Everett. For guestbook www.gfdoherty.com
Frederick ‘Rick’ Allen Jr.
Athletic Hall of Fame member at Pope John XXIII High School
Frederick “Rick” D. Allen, Jr. of Reading died on March 11. He was 53 years old.
He graduated from Pope John XXIII High School, received his Bachelors Degree from the College of The Holy Cross and his Masters Degree from Suffolk University. He was inducted into the Athletics Hall of Fame at Pope John XXIII High School.
Born in Everett, he was the loving son of Frederick Allen Sr. and Beverly (Currie) Allen of Everett, he was a warm and loving husband, son, father and grandfather. He will be sadly missed.
He was the beloved husband of Debra (Flint) Allen; the devoted father of Christopher D. Allen and his wife, Meaghan, and Kerri Jean Allen, all of Reading; cherished grandfather of Hayley Anne Allen of Reading; dear brother of Kelley Rairden of Tewksbury; brother in law of Linda and Gerard Jarren of Avon, Loring and Nancy Flint of Longmeadow and is also survived by many loving nieces, nephews, and friends.
Funeral arrangements were by the Doherty Barile Family Funeral Home, Reading. In lieu of flowers, please honor Mr. Allen by making donations to Pope John XXIII High School, Rick Allen Scholarship Fund, 888 Broadway, Everett, MA 02149.
Priscilla M. (Bingham) Kenyon of Charlestown died on March 14. She was 86 years old.
The beloved wife of the late Percy R. Kenyon, she was the devoted mother of Roger Chesebrough and wife, Gloria, of Charlestown, Marlene Cunningham and husband, William, of Medford, Michael Kenyon and wife, Kelley, of Everett and the late Marie Mitchell and her surviving husband, Robert, of Lynn; loving grandmother of Jannine, Jackie, Sandy, Melissa, Mike Jr., Jessica, the late P.J. Kenyon and five great-grandchildren.
Funeral arrangements were by the Frank H. Carr Funeral Home, Charlestown. Burial was at Mt. Hope Cemetery, Mattapan. In lieu of flowers, kindly make a memorial donation in Priscilla’s name to The Jimmy Fund, 10 Brookline Place West, 6th Flr., Brookline, MA. 02445. For obituary or to send a condolence, visit www.carrfuneral.com.
Carmen (Follo) Lattanzio of Everett died on March 14.
The beloved wife of the late William, she was the mother of Carolyn Shea and her husband, Harold, of New Hampshire and Lois of Everett; sister of John Follo of Everett, and the late Samuel and Alexander Follo and is also survived by one grandson, Matthew Shea and his wife, Katherine; one granddaughter, Andrea McGinn and her husband, James, and five great grandsons.
Funeral arrangements were by the Salvatore Rocco & Sons Funeral Home, Everett. Burial was in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. In lieu of flowers donations, in Mrs. Lattanzio’s memory may be made to C.C.F.A. “Crohns Colitis Foundation of America” 280 Hillside Ave., Needham, MA 02494. www.roccofuneralhomes.com
Charles ‘Chuck’ Edward Haydel, 81
Navy veteran of Three Wars
Charles “Chuck” Edward Haydel, an eight year resident of Holliston, formerly of Everett, died March 13. He was 81 years old.
He worked for P.A. Milan of Wakefield and was the office supervisor for Todd Shipyard in California. He enjoyed bowling and was a Navy veteran of three wars.
Born in Louisiana, he was the son of the late George and Lucile (Landry) Haydel and the husband of Barbara M. (Paul) Haydel of Holliston. In addition to his wife of 43 years, he is survived by two sons, Jeffery Haydel and his wife, Kim, Anthony Haydel and his wife, Karen, all of California; two daughters, Deann Haydel of Manchester, N.H. and Donna Perry and her husband, James, of Holliston and one sister, Ruth Mary “Bebe” Acosta of Plaquemine, Louisiana. He also leaves five grandchildren, William, Tyler, Kyle, Christopher and Michael. He was the brother of the late George, Raymond and Russell Haydel and Agnes Stevens.
Funeral arrangements were by the Chesmore Funeral Home of Holliston. Burial was in Bourne National Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association , 225 N. Michigan Ave., Fl. 17, Chicago, IL 60601 or www.alz.org
Somerville City Club member
Jerry Bartolo of Everett died on March 14.
A US Army veteran of World War II, he was a member of the Somerville City Club.
He was the beloved husband of the late Rose Marie (Pietropaolo); father of Jerry of Blackstone, Jean Marie Moro and her husband, Frank, of Saugus, and Anthony “Tony” and his girlfriend, Christine, of Lynnfield; brother of Carmen of Charlestown and the late Albert “Albo” and is also survived by five grandchildren, Nicole, Jennifer, Alexis, Monique, and Christopher.
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 Everett Veterans Services, 90 Chelsea St., Everett, MA 02149. www.roccofuneralhomes.com
Lillian J. (Trodella) Garbati, a lifelong resident of Everett, died on March 17 after a short illness at the Whidden Memorial Hospital.
Born in Boston, she attended Everett Public Schols and was a homemaker, mother, grandmother and great grandmother.
The wife of the late Elmer A. Garbati, she was the beloved mother of Gary Garbati and his wife, Patricia, of Connecticut and Glenn Garbati and his wife, Marnie, of Everett; daughter of the late Anthony and Jennie Trodella. She was the sister of seven late sisters and a brother and is also lovingly survived by three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
A private ceremony was held at the Holy Cross Chapel Mausoleum in Malden. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the William R. Carafa & Son Funeral Home in Chelsea.