Obituaries 12-05-2018

Nicolo Antonelli

Late member of Sons of Orsogno Club

of Everett and Piantedossi Baking

Company retiree

Nicolo Antonelli of Everett, surrounded by his loving family, entered into eternal rest on Sunday, Dec. 2.

Born in Orsogna, Italy, Nicolo worked as an agricultural developer whose farms supplied wheat, grapes and olives to local businesses. Upon immigrating to the United States, Nicolo became a machinist working for many years at Piantedosi Baking Company in Malden.

A late member of the Sons of Orsogna Club of Everett, he served in the Italian Army during World War II and was held as a POW in a German concentration camp.

He was the beloved husband of the late Assunta (DiRico) for over 63 years. dear and devoted father of Maria Giggie and her husband, David of Everett and Liliana Hiatt and her husband, Thomas of Endicott, NY; brother of the late Gino Antonelli and Ida D’Alessandro; loving grandfather of Stacy Giggie and her spouse, Jacquelyn Behenna, Stephen Giggie and his wife, Dena, Nicole Giggie, Nicholas Hiatt and Amanda Hiatt and the loving great-grandfather of Noah Ii, Tamina Hiatt, Sophia Giggie and Nico Giggie.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend Nicolo’s visiting hours in the Cafasso & Sons Funeral Home, 65 Clark St. (Corner of Main St.) Everett on Thursday, Dec. 6 from 4 to 8 p.m. His funeral will be from the funeral home on Friday at 9:30 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Anthony’s Church, 38 Oakes St., Everett, at 10:30 a.m. Interment will be in Puritan Lawn Memorial Park, Peabody. Contributions in Nicolo’s memory to St. Anthony’s School Scholarship Fund, 54 Oakes St., Everett, MA 02149 would be sincerely appreciated. Parking with attendants on duty.

Raffaele Leo

President and founding member of the Italian Club of Everett

Raffaele A. Leo of Everett passed peacefully on Sunday, Dec. 2 surrounded by his loving family.  He was 84 years old.

Raffaele was born in Siano, Italy in 1934. He opened a café in Siano in the early 1960’s and became an accomplished pastry chef, specializing in Neapolitan regional pastries. He worked in Sorrento and Vallo, Italy, Switzerland, Germany and at Mike’s Pastry in the North End of Boston. After retirement, he continued baking at home and making homemade wine, prosciutto and spirits to the joy of his family and friends. He was a founding member and president of the Italian Club of Everett.

The beloved husband of Immacolata DiFilippo Leo and loving father to Anna Enright, Luigi Leo, Flavio Leo, and Nilde Leo-Farol and their spouses Patrick, Alicia, Maria and Leilani, he was the loving grandfather of Alex, Isabelle, Raffaele, Sam, Phoebe, Marco, Kailei and Noe. Dear brother of Nilda Coviello and the late, Evelina Russo, Carmelina D’Ascoli, Etelizia Ascoli, Luigi Leo, Giaginto Leo and Nunziata DeAngelis. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews in the Boston area and in Italy.

His Funeral will be from the Rocco & Sons FH, 331 Main St., Everett on Thursday, Dec. 6 at 9 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass to be celebrated at St. Anthony’s Church, 46 Oakes St. Everett, at 10 a.m. Interment will follow at the Holy Cross Cemetery & Mausoleum, 175 Broadway, Malden, MA. A Wake Service will be held today, Wednesday, Dec. 5 from 4 to 8 p.m. Relatives and friends are kindly invited.

Raffaele requested please no flowers; instead donations can be made to a homeless charity, such as Pine Street Inn, 444 Harrison Avenue, Boston, MA 02118

Ada Toto

Of Everett

Ada L. Toto of Everett died on Nov. 21.

The beloved wife of the late Anthony J. Toto, Sr., she was the loving mother of Anthony J. Toto Jr. of Everett, Peter Toto and his wife, June of Florida and Theresa R. Toto of Everett; sister of Alfred Butler and Gladys Dennison and many late siblings. She is survived by her loving grandchildren, Alina and her husband, Donald, Anthony J. Toto, III and his wife, Heather, 11 great grandchildren and her loving nephew Leonard Redmond.

Funeral services were held at the Salvatore Rocco and Sons Funeral Home on Saturday, Dec. 1. Internment was at Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. For guestbook and more information, please visit: or 1-877-71-Rocco.

Catherine Elizabeth Mazzochia

Of Everett

Catherine Elizabeth (Bryson) Mazzochia of Everett died on Nov. 20.

The beloved wife of the late Robert A. Mazzochia, she was the beloved daughter of the late William and Gladys (Mackey) Bryson, loving mother of Susan Mazzochia, Robert Mazzochia Jr, Joseph Mazzochia, Judy Doolin and Lucia Baldassari. She is also survived by 11 loving grandchildren and eight loving great grandchildren.

A service was held at the Salvatore Rocco and Sons Funeral Home on Wednesday, Nov. 28 followed by internment at Woodlawn Cemetery in Everett. For guestbook and more information, please visit: www.roccofuneralhomes.comor 1-877-71-Rocco.

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