Obituaries 04-19-2017

Vincent Amigo

Retired Everett Police officer and longtime owner of Everett Landscape

Vincent E. Amigo, a lifelong resident of Everett, entered into rest on Good Friday, April 14 in the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. He was 84 years old.

Born in Boston, he graduated from Everett High School. He was US Air Force veteran serving during the Korean War and a well-respected police officer in the City of Everett, retiring in 1981 after 25 years of serving and protecting the citizens of Everett. He also owned and operated Everett Landscape for many years.

He was the beloved son of the late Manuel and Malva (Champa) Amigo; dear and devoted brother of Alfred of Malden, Barbara Linnane of Everett, Irene Katz and her husband, George of Wilmington and the late Richard of Medford, Walter of Billerica and Anita of Everett and the brother-in-law of Margaret Amigo of Billerica. He was predeceased by his sisters-in-law, Carol of Medford and June of Malden and his brother-in-law, Daniel Linnane of Everett. Also surviving are many loving nieces, nephews, grand-nieces, grand-nephews and cousins. Vinny is also survived by his best friend of over 50 years, John C. Smith of Everett and the entire Smith and Riley families.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend Vincent’s funeral to be held from  the Cafasso & Sons Funeral Home, 65 Clark St. (Corner of Main St.) Everett today, Wednesday, at 9 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in the Immaculate Conception Church, 487 Broadway, Everett at 10 a.m. Interment will be in the Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden at a later date. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Vincent’s memory to “Cops for Kids with Cancer,” c/o Everett Police Department, 45 Elm St., Everett, MA 02149 would be sincerely appreciated.

Jeanne Zannino-Blake

Of North Reading, formerly of Everett

Jeanne Zannino-Blake of North Reading passed away peacefully surrounded by her husband, children and family on April 1. She was 69 years old.

Jeanne was born in Everett on November 25, 1946 and was happily married to Leo F. Blake Jr. for the past 22 years. Jeanne is survived by her two children, Denise Cochran of Quincy and Michael Steene of Malden. Denise is supported by her husband, Tim and Jeanne’s grandchildren, Ashley, Christopher, and Jeanne’s great-grandchild, Nicholas. Michael is supported by his wife, Rose and Jeanne’s grandchild, Dante. Jeanne is also survived by her three step-children and grandchildren of Elaine and James Williams of Virginia, Kathleen and Glenn Pokraka of Falmouth, and Christopher and Lisa Blake of Virginia; her sister Elaine, her brother Norman and her prior husband and father of her children, Richard Steene.

A service and celebration of Jeanne’s life will be held Saturday, April 22 from 1 to 5 p.m. at the Malden Moose Club, 562 Broadway, Malden MA 02148. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Jude’s Hospital, 501 St Jude Place, Memphis TN 38105 or online at To leave a condolence, please visit

Peter Anthony Mangraviti

Retired  educator, musician, Boston College ‘Triple Eagle,” one of the founders of Everett Little League  and co-founder and decades long president of Everett Pop Warner Football

Peter Anthony Mangraviti, a lifelong Everett resident and a summer resident of East Falmouth since 1961,  died April 12 after a brief illness. He was 89 years old.

The son of Sicilian immigrants, Pete served as a teacher and later administrator in the Boston Public Schools from 1949 until his retirement in 1989. He was also a professional musician for many decades, playing the piano nights and weekends. Pete was a “Triple Eagle” graduating from Boston College High School (1945), and earning undergraduate (1949) and graduate degrees from Boston College.

He was one of the founders of the Everett Little League and managed the Cardinals for over 35 years and to several championships. He was also the co-founder and decades long President of Everett Eagles Pop Warner football. Pete was awarded the St. Ignatius Award from BC High in recognition of his lifelong service to others. Pete served several terms as the Chairperson of the Everett Recreation Commission. He was the Principal of the Religious Education Program at St. Anthony’s in Everett for many years.

Pete enjoyed Cape Cod, boating, playing cards (especially Hearts) and sports, especially the Red Sox and Boston College.

Pete was the brother of the late James J. Mangraviti of Everett. He leaves his niece, Mary Frances Mangraviti of Everett and nephew, James J. Mangraviti, Jr. of North Reading. He is also survived by his sister-in-law, Patricia Mangraviti and brother-in-law, Joseph Siciliano, both of Everett.

His Funeral was held from the Salvatore Rocco and Sons Funeral Home, Everett. Interment was in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. In lieu of flowers, donations in Peter’s memory may be made St. Anthony School, 54 Oakes St, Everett 02149. For additional information, visit:


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