Of East Boston, formerly of Chelsea
Madeline Mendez-Rivera of East Boston, formerly of Chelsea, died unexpectedly in her home on January 25.
She was 59 years old.
Born in Puerto Rico, she was the daughter of the late Fernando and Bonafacia Mendez. She attended schools in Puerto Rico and spent 40 years living in Chelsea before relocating to East Boston six years ago. A loving wife and mother, she spent her life caring for her family.
She was the beloved wife of 38 years of Ignacio Rivera of Everett; devoted mother of Abraham Rivera of Philadelphia and Ignacio Rivera of Revere. She is also survived by three brothers in Puerto Rico. She was predeceased by her parents and two brothers.
Funeral arrangements were by the Anthony Memorial Funeral Home, Chelsea. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. For online Guest Book or to send a sympathy card, please visit
Domenic ‘Tommy’ Cataldo
Domenic J. “Tommy” Cataldo of Everett died on February 2.
A US Army veteran, he was the beloved husband of the late Dorothy Cataldo; dear brother of Joseph A. Cataldo of Chelsea, Margaret Avakian and Mary Cataldo of Everett and the late Angelo J. and Amoreso Cataldo; loving uncle of Ellen Cataldo of Chelsea and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral arrangements were by the Cafasso & Sons Funeral Home, Everett. Burial was in Glenwood Cemetery, Everett. Contributions in his memory to the American Heart Association, 20 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701 would be sincerely appreciated.
Eleanor Rita Alongi
Former Everett Beauty Shop Owner
Eleanor Rita (Carangelo) Alongi of Saco, Maine died peacefully in the presence of her loving family on January 29. She was 93 years old.
She was one of 13 children born to Ferdinand and Philomena Carangelo in Boston’s North End on August 28, 1917. She married the late Joseph Aiello, resided in Revere for many years and owned and operated a beauty salon in Everett. After retirement, she married Sebastian Alongi and lived in York Beach, ME and Ft. Myers, FL.
She is survived by three children and a step-daughter: Lawrence Aiello and his wife, Patricia, of Andover, Frederic Aiello and his wife, Margaret, of Turner, ME; Jo-Ann Pack and her husband, Frank, of Kennebunk, ME; and Lucille Alongi and her husband, Rudy, of Gardena, CA. She is also survived by 11 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
A memorial celebration of her life will be held in the spring and announced at a later date. Arrangements are by Cote Funeral Home, Saco. Those wishing to send a private condolence to the family should go to www.cotefuneralhome.com. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that expressions of sympathy be made to the Muscular Dystrophy Association, www.mdausa.org.
Carmella ‘Mella’ Creilson
Carmella A. “Mella” Creilson of Everett died at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston on January 30. She was 86 years old.
Born and raised the North End of Boston, she was the daughter of the late Michael and Clementine (Repucci) Rizzo. As a young child, her family moved to Everett and she had been a lifelong resident ever since. She attended Everett High School and after graduation, she attended the Chandler School in Boston. She worked outside the home in the US Naval Hospital throughout the 1940s and 1950s. She also spent time working in Laverde’s Market on the M.I.T. Campus on a part time basis for 10 years until her full retirement in 2005.
“Mella” enjoyed shopping and traveling with a circle of friends. A proud Bostonian, she loved exposing new generations to Boston culture.
She was the beloved wife of 64 years of Lawrence C. Creilson of Everett; devoted mother of Larry Creilson Jr. and his wife, Linda, of Snellville, Georgia, Linda McNamara and her husband, John, of Ireland and Susan Dascoli and her husband, Frank, of Saugus; dear sister of Joseph Rizzo and the late Lena Bonito; cherished grandmother of Andrea Connolly and her husband, Gareth, Michael Dascoli, Gina Dascoli, Alexander Creilson and Nicholas Dascoli; adored great grandmother of Charlotte and Isabelle Connolly.
Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Frank A. Welsh & Son’s Funeral Home, Chelsea. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. To send expressions of sympathy, please visit www.WelshFuneralHome.com.
Domenic Squadrito of Malden died on February 1.
He was the beloved husband of the late Florence (DiNuccio), loving father of Maria DellaRusso and her husband, Steve, of Hampstead NH, John Squadrito and his wife, Ellen, of Wakefield, Paul Squadrito and his wife, Ann Marie, of Rowley; loving grandfather of Michael DellaRusso and John and Michael Squadrito; beloved brother of Santa Marcotullio, Joseph Squadrito, Ann Galasso and Francesca Wallach and the late Frank, Jerome Squadrito, Francesco and John DeBilio and many loving nieces and nephews.
Funeral arrangements were by the Salvatore Rocco & Sons Funeral Home, Everett. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to the Lighthouse Nursing Center, C/O Activities Fund, 204 Proctor Ave., Revere, 02151. roccofuneralhomes.com
Paulette L. (Bruno) Santagate of Everett died on February 1.
She was the daughter of the late Frederick T. Bruno and Mary (Vitukevich); wife of Joseph J. Sr.; dear and devoted mother of Joseph J. Jr. and Jodi of Everett and Scott F. of Woburn; sister of Mary “Gerri” Ravanesi of Everett, Abby Picano of Dracut and Lorraine “Lorrie” Bruno of Everett; loving grandmother of Keithen McKoy and Scott Santagate, Jr.
Funeral arrangements were by the Cafasso & Sons Funeral Home, Everett. Burial was private. In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory to the charity of one’s choice would be sincerely appreciated.
Past Grand Knight Everett K of C
Anthony S. Noce of Revere died on January 31.
He was a past Grand Knight of the Everett K of C, Late St. Pius 10th General Assembly and member of St. Anthony Holy Name Society.
He was the beloved husband of the late Jenney (Nicholas) Noce; loving father of Rosalie L. Slater of Revere, Anthony P. Noce and his wife, Karen, of New Hampshire, Paul N. Noce and his wife, Jane, of W. Peabody; dear brother of Salvatore Noce of Saugus and the late Joseph and Carmen Noce and Angela Cattogio; cherished grandfather of Sandra, Todd, Adam, Christopher and Evan; great-grandfather of eight and great-great grandfather of one.
Funeral arrangements were by the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons~Bruno Funeral Home, Revere. Burial was in Holy Cross Cemetery. Donations in his name may be made to: Children’s Hospital, 750 Washington St., PO Box 231, Boston, MA 02111. For guestbook, please visit www.Buonfiglio.com.
Margaret E.(Conley) Almon of Everett died on January 31. She was 88 years old.
Mrs. Almon was an avid bowler, a member of Morning Glories Bowling League and St. Therese Ladies Sodality.
The beloved wife of the late Ignatius G. Almon, she was the loving mother of Mary Sordillo of Melrose, Richard Almon of Andover, Barbara Ciano of Melrose, Robert Almon of Amesbury, Jacqueline Leavitt of Newburyport, and the late Gordon and Stephen Almon. She is also survived by eight cherished grandchildren.
Funeral arrangements were by the JF Ward Funeral Home, Everett. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. In her memory, donations may be made to the Jimmy Fund, 10 Brookline Place West, 6th Floor, Brookline, MA 02445-7226. For online guestbook visit jfwardfuneralhome.com
Emblem Club member
Jean E. (Golini) Mattuchio of Everett died on January 31. She was 91 years old.
A member of the Everett Emblem Club, she was the beloved wife of the late Quedo; mother of the late Paul, Teresa Carlin and Phillip; sister of Rose D’Angelico of East Boston, the late Tony, Louie, Marian and Nicky and is also survived by eight grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren 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 Mystic Valley Elder Services, Development Office, 300 Comercial St., # 19, Malden, MA 02148-7312. www.roccofuneralhomes.com
Jose Santos Jr.
Of Puerto Rico, formerly of Chelsea
Jose J. Santos Jr. of Arroyo, Puerto Rico, formerly of Chelsea, died unexpectedly at home on January 16.
Born in Malden, he was the beloved son of the late Jose Santos Sr. and Amelia (Cordero) Santos; beloved brother of Brena Cotto of Webster, Tommy Santos of Revere, Avein Santos of Spencer, Miguel Santos of Everett, Fredy Santos of Spencer, Milaros (Santos) Diaz of Chelsea, Minerba Santos Cordero and the beloved uncle of many nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.
Service were held in Puerto Rico. He will be sadly missed.
Self Employed Marketing Entrepreneur
James R. Suozzo of East Boston died January 26 at his home surrounded by his loving family, after a courageous battle with cancer. He was 53 years old.
Born in Winthrop on June 1, 1957, the son of the late Wilfred Suozzo and Joyce E. Sullivan, he attended Boston public schools and Saugus High School. For many years, Mr. Suozzo was a self employed marketing entrepreneur, involved in the pharmaceutical industry.
He leaves a daughter, Terese Suozzo Kacandes and her husband, Christopher, of Boxford and a son, James R. Suozzo Jr, of Everett; two granddaughters, Isabella and Lilianna Kacandes; his aunts and uncle, Dorothy DeGruttola, of Saugus, Verna Sullivan and James Sullivan and his wife, Ruth, of East Boston, and Jesse Suozzo, of Stoneham.
Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society , 538 Preston Ave. Meriden, CT 06450. Arrangements were under the direction of the Kevin B. Comeau Funeral Home, Haverhill www.comeaufuneral.com.
New Hampshire resident
Florence (Balliro) Monteforte of Brentwood, NH, formerly of Bourne and Medford, died on February 3. She was 89 years old.
She was the beloved wife of the late Alexander L. Monteforte; devoted mother of Margaret Wohrle and her husband, Hans, of Stoneham, Lucille Collings of Malden, Leah Miller and her husband, Stephen, of Brentwood, NH, Louis Monteforte and his wife, Janice, of Everett and the late Alexis M. Giangrande; loving grandmother of 16 grandchildren and 20 great grandchildren; loving sister of Mary Tzannos and her husband, Nicholas, of Bourne, Frances Bent and her husband, Arthur, of Wilmington, Lucille Winship of Plymouth, William Balliro and his wife, Linda, of Revere, Anthony Balliro of Boston’s North End and Bruno Balliro and his wife, Dee, of Florida.
Funeral arrangements were by the Dello Russo Funeral Home, Medford. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. Contributions in her name may be sent to the New England Shelter for Homeless Veterans, 17 Court St., Boston, MA 02108. For guestbook and obituary dellorusso.net
June (Shannon) Morse of Everett died on February 5.
The daughter of the late James and Margaret, she was the sister of the late Marguerite Shannon and James E. Shannon and is survived by two nieces, Tara Welsh and Elizabeth Medeiros, one nephew, Michael Shannon and seven grandnieces and grandnephews.
Her Funeral will be held from the Salvatore Rocco & Sons Funeral Home, 331 Main St., Everett today, Wednesday, February 9 at 10 a.m. A Prayer service will be held in the funeral home at 11 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to the charity of your choice. Burial will be in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. www.roccofuneralhomes.com
Carmella ‘Melinda’ Quartarone
Carmella A. “Melinda” (Magro) Quartarone of Everett died on February 6.
She was the beloved wife of the late Frank C. Quartarone; dear and devoted mother of Linda Marie Baniewicz and her husband, Richard of Everett and Ronald Quartarone and his wife, Gail of Medway; sister of Gloria LaSala and her husband, Tony of Everett and John Magro; loving grandmother of Charles and Joseph Quartarone.
Her Funeral will be held from the Cafasso & Sons Funeral Home, 65 Clark St. (Corner of Main St.) Everett on Friday morning at 10 followed by a Funeral Mass in the Immaculate Conception Church, Broadway, Everett, at 11 a.m. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited. Visiting hours are Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. Contributions in her memory to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 would be sincerely appreciated.