Obituaries 11-06-2019

Dora Apruzzese

Of Everett

Dora T. (Olivero) Apruzzese, 97, of Everett, died on Oct. 31.

She was the beloved wife of the late John P. Apruzzese, loving mother of Marie DiDomenico and her husband, Sal, Lucille Barrett and her husband, Leo and Vincent Apruzzese and his wife. Beverly; loving sister of Louise Rock and the late Frank, Lena, Vincent “Jim,” Armando, Helen and Josie. She is survived by 10 beloved grandchildren and 16 cherished great-grandchildren.

Her Funeral will be from the Salvatore Rocco & Sons Funeral Home, 331 Main St., Everett, today, Wednesday, Nov. 6 at 9 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass at St. Anthony’s Church in Everett at 10 am. Relatives and friends are kindly invited. Interment will be at Woodlawn Cemetery Mausoleum in Everett. Donations in Dora’s memory may be made to The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, P.O. Box 98018, Washington, DC 20090.

For more information: 1-877-71-ROCCO or

Maria Lea Magnani

Late Member of the Orsogna Women’s Club of Everett

Maria Lea (Silvestri) Magnani of Everett entered into eternal rest on Wednesday, Oct. 30 surrounded by her loving family. She was 80 years old.

Born in San Gemignano, Italy, Maria Lea lived in Everett for 59 years and worked at the Massachusetts General Hospital for many years where she made many lifelong friends. She was a late member of the Orsogna Women’s Club of Everett.

The beloved wife of the late Luciano for 57 years, she was the loving mother of Laura Vlasuk and her husband, James C. Vlasuk of Middleton and Diana D’Alba and her husband, Anthony D’Alba of Stoneham;  loving grandmother of James C. Vlasuk, II and Emily D’Alba and sister of Anna Bonacchi and her husband, Giuseppe of Michigan.  She is also survived by her wonderful nieces, Stephanie Bonacchi and Gina Hespen.

Funeral arrangements were by the Cafasso & Sons Funeral Home, 65 Clark Street. (Corner of Main St.) Everett. Entombment was in Woodlawn Cemetery Community Mausoleum (Versailles) Everett.

Maria DeSimone

Of Everett

Maria (Civitareale) DeSimone, of Everett, born in Vittorito, Italy, died on Oct. 30 at the age of 86.

The beloved wife of the late Gino DeSimone, she was the loving mother of Nancy DiFilipo and her husband, Thomas, Marilena Toomajian and her husband, Charles, Viviana Cunsolo and her husband, Vincenzo, Gino DeSimone Jr. and his wife, Rosanne and Marco DeSimone and his wife, Maria Patricia. She was the daughter of the late Giuseppe Civitareale and Domenica, sister of the late Rocco, Palma, Anna, Ludovica “Dora” and Americo. She is also, survived by 11 grandchildren: Gina and her husband, Kevin, Nicole, Kirk, Marc, Rocco, Vincenzo Jr., Regina, Gino III, Maria, Sofia and Marco Jr and one great granddaughter: Giana.

Funeral arrangements were by the Salvatore Rocco & Sons Funeral Home,  Everett. Interment was at Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. Donations may be made in Maria’s memory to the Kaplan Family Hospice House, 78 Liberty Street, Danvers, MA 01923. For more information: 1-877-71-ROCCO or

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