Obituaries 05-18 -2016

Victor Restaino

Commander of DAV Chapter 51 and Long Time Holy Name Society member

Victor R. Restaino of Saugus, formerly of Everett and Revere, died after a brief illness on May 13. He was 96 years old.

Victor was a machinist and a US Army Corporal veteran of World War II. He was proud of his time in the US Army and relished telling war stories. He was Commander of the Disabled American Veterans Chapter 51. For many years, Victor was part of the Holy Name Society at St. Anthony’s Church in Revere and St. Theresa’s in Everett. His wife, Lee and Victor spent many winters at their home in Florida. While at home, he savored many great meals cooked by Lee. He also loved her baking, even the accidentally burnt cookies.

He was the son of the late Anthony and Rose (DiCesare) and the cherished husband to Lena “Lee” (Aldorisio) for 68 years. The beloved father of Robert and his wife, Diane of Saugus, Gary of Florida and the late Keith and his wife, Betsy Solino; brother to the late Carmine, Alphonse, Louis, Anthony, Stella and Theresa; brother-in-law to Barbara Aldorisio; adoring grandfather of Christopher and his wife Danielle, Johnathan and his wife, Stacie, Stephen, Gina and her husband, Matt, Justin and his wife, Kim, Matthew, Ross and his wife, Alyssa and the late Victor II and great-grandfather of Joseph, Giuliana and Michaela. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

His Funeral will be held from the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, 128 Revere Street, Revere today Wednesday, May 18 at 9 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St Anthony’s Church at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends are kindly invited.  Interment will be held in Woodlawn Cemetery. At the family’s request, donations can be made to the Disabled American Veterans:

Dorothea Tennell

Active in Zion Church Ministries; retired social services therapist

Dorothea L. (Johnson) Tennell of Everett entered into rest on Friday, May 13 in Mt. Auburn Hospital in Cambridge surrounded by her loving and caring family. She was 82 years old.

Born in Boston, Dorothea lived in Everett for many years. She was a therapist by profession having worked in Social Services. She was very active in her Church, Zion Church Ministries, having devoted countless hours, whether social or spiritual for the benefit of her beloved church.

She was the beloved wife of the late William R. Holyfield and former wife of the late Melvin Tennell; devoted daughter of the late Deacon Joseph E. Johnson and Deaconess Evelyn G. (Richardson) Johnson; dear and devoted mother of Diana P. Haynes and her husband, Malvin of Everett, Nena M. Price and her ex-husband, Robert of Everett, Theresa E. Sadler and her late husband, Elmo Reese Sadler of Everett and Donna L. Green of Houston, TX; sister of the late Joseph E. Johnson, III; loving grandmother of Denise Iles and Ronnie, Leitha Iles, Simone Holyfield, Robert Price, II, Pia Orsini and her husband, Steven, Elmo Sadler, Elmer Sadler and his wife, Estella, Elmore Sadler and his wife, Arneisha, Korey Wilson and Kasey Johnson. Also surviving are 18 great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend Dorothea’s visiting hours in the Zion Church Ministries, 757 Broadway, Everett, Thursday, May 19 from 10 to 11 a.m. followed by her funeral service in the Church, with Bishop Robert G. Brown, officiating at 11 a.m. Interment will be in the family lot in the Glenwood Cemetery, Everett. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Dorothea’s memory to the “Building Fund” of the Zion Church Ministries,would be sincerely appreciated. Arrangements are by the Cafasso & Sons Funeral Home, 65 Clark St., Everett, 617-387-3120.

Maria Concetta Pesce

Retired seamstress

Maria Concetta (Leo) Pesce of Everett entered into rest on Saturday, May 14 in the Life Care of Stoneham Nursing Center. She was 95 years old.

Born in Siano, Italy, Maria lived in Everett for most of her life. She was a seamstress by profession having worked in the garment industry for many years.

The beloved wife of the late Carmine Pesce, she was the dear and devoted mother of Anthony Pesce and his wife, Nancy of Woburn, Josephine Cavaliero and her husband, Antonio of Everett and Carmela Melillo and her husband, Elio of Malden; loving “Nonni” of Frank and Michelle Cavaliero, Carmine and Paula Cavaliero, Robert and Christina Melillo, Salvatore and Kimberly Melillo, Lisa Melillo, Angela and Edmund Brady, Thomas and Ursula Perry and Michael and Irene Perry and loving ”Great-Nonni” of 12 great-grandchildren.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend Maria’s visiting hours in the Cafasso & Sons Funeral Home, 65 Clark St. (Corner of Main St.) Everetton Thursday, May 19 from 4 to 8 p.m.. Her funeral will be held from the funeral home on Friday at 10 a.m. followed by a funeral Mass in St. Anthony’s Church, 38 Oakes St., Everett, at 11 a.m. Interment will be in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. Contributions in Maria’s memory to the Alzheimer’s Association, 480 Pleasant St., Watertown, MA 02472 would be sincerely appreciated.


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