Obituaries 12-18-2019

Josephine Cravotta

Worked for City of Everett and Everett Public Schools

Josephine T. “Honey” (Pensavalli) Cravotta of Everett died on Dec. 14.

Honey graduated from Everett High School in 1956 and worked for the Everett Public Schools and the City of Everett.

She was the beloved wife for 60 years to Salvatore S. Cravotta, loving mother of Camille Pensavalli of Everett and David J. Cravotta and his wife, Margaret of Peabody; daughter of the late Ignazio and Edith (Mattuchio) Pensavalli and loving sister of Domenic and Frank Pensavalli and the late Camille Simione. She is also survived by her three cherished grandchildren, David, Ashley and Anthony as well as by many loving nieces and nephews.

Her Funeral will be held from the Salvatore Rocco & Sons Funeral Home, 331 Main St., Everett on Thursday, Dec. 19 at 9 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass at St. Anthony’s Church, Everett at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends are kindly invited. Visiting Hours are today, Wednesday only, from 4 to 8 p.m. Complimentary valet parking Wednesday evening at Main St. entrance.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Honey’s memory may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. For more information: 1-877-71-ROCCO or

Guiseppe Amico

Hardworkiacng member of Laborer’s Union Local 22

Giuseppe Amico of Revere, formerly of East Boston, passed away Dec. 12 at the age of 86. 

Giuseppe came to the United States with his family in August of 1971, residing in East Boston before settling in Revere in 1983. In 1978, he proudly became a U.S. citizen. He was a hard working laborer in the Local 22 Laborer’s Union.

Giuseppe was an avid gardener, always sharing his homegrown vegetables with friends and neighbors. He took great joy in helping raise his grandchildren. He enjoyed going for walks on the beach with his wife, and spending time sharing stories with friends. His love for his wife of 56 years was immeasurable. 

Born and raised in Sicily, Italy to the late Michael and Antonina (Natale), he was the beloved husband of  Matilde (Giambra), cherished father of Antonella Cucuzza and her husband, Carmelo of Revere, Sal

Amico of Revere and Joseph Amico and his wife, Elizabeth of Peabody; adored grandfather of Angelo  Cucuzza and his fiancé, Britney, Melissa Cucuzza and her fiancé, Paul, Joseph Cucuzza, Kathryn Amico and Joseph Amico; dear brother of the late Grazia, Josephine, Michael, Antonio and Assunta Amico.

Funeral arrangements were by the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons ~ Bruno Funeral Home, Revere.  Interment was in Woodlawn Cemetery. At the family’s request and in lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Giuseppe’s memory to the Alzheimer’s  Association, 309 Waverley Oaks Rd, Waltham, MA 02452. To leave a message for the family in the guest book, please visit

Anna Mary Norton

Earned her angel wings

Anna Mary “AnnaMay” (Mitchell) Norton, 80, of Chelsea earned her angel wings on Tuesday, Dec 10 surrounded by love and her favorite music, after a long, courageous battle with Alzheimer’s.

AnnaMay was the daughter of the late Arthur and Anna (Marsh) Mitchell of Chelsea. She will be lovingly remembered by her children: Robert H. Norton, Jr. and his wife, Amy of Cape Neddick, ME and Amy Pendleton and her husband, Everett of Medford; her god-daughter, Catherine Fagan and her husband, Vincent of Medford; her grandchildren: Connor J. Norton, US Army Sgt, Cameron T. Norton, Anna G. Pendleton and bonus, grand-daughter, Catherine A. Fagan. She is also fondly remembered by her long time spouse Robert H. Norton, Sr. of Everett as well as many nieces and nephews and their families. She is survived by her dear sister, Catherine Mitchell, her brothers, Charles and Roy Mitchell and was predeceased by her brother, Arthur Mitchell. AnnaMay’s family wishes to extend a heartfelt thanks to the dedicated nurses and staff of the VNA Assisted Living facility (Alewife Brook Park) and Courtyard Care Center (Medford) for their kindness, compassion, and respect shown at all times; to her dear friends Dolly and Diane, who were so devoted in their friendship and lovingly stood by her during her journey.

A Celebration of Life Mass to honor AnnaMay’s life is scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 11. 2020 at 10 a.m. at Our Lady of Grace Parish, 59 Nichols St., Chelsea. Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend. Should friends and family desire, memorial contributions in Anna M. Norton’s memory may be made to The Alzheimer’s Association, whose mission is to eliminate Alzheimer’s disease through the advancement of research to provide and enhance care and support for all those affected, and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health. Donations may be made on-line at or mailed to the Alzheimer’s Association, 225 N. Michigan Ave. Floor 17, Chicago, IL 60601.

Richard “Dick” Buonfiglio

Of Revere

Richard “Dick” Buonfiglio, 85, of Revere, died recently.

He was the son of the late Pasquale “Patsy” and Theresa (Discenza) Buonfiglio, father of Laura J. Fitzpatrick and her husband, Rick and Lisa J. Oosterman and her husband, James; brother of the late Paul N. Buonfiglio and the late Dr. Ronald Buonfiglio and his surviving wife, Irma, Patricia Fiore and her husband, Ernest and Linda Villiotte and her husband, Richard; stepfather of Michael Shaw; grandfather of Sarah and Sean Fitzpatrick and step-grandfather of Ethan, Jeffrey and Stephen Shaw and brother-in-law of Marie (Tangusso) Buonfiglio. He is also survived by his former wife, Marilyn F. Clarke and by many, many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Per Dick’s request, there is no visitation. Arrangements are by the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons ~ Bruno Funeral Home. Donations may be made in Dick’s memory to the Shriner’s Hospitals for Children or to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinsons Research. For guest book, please visit

Ronald Gallant

Chelsea Police Dept. retiree

Ronald Gallant, Ret. CPD, died on Dec. 11 at the age of 72. 

Born in Everett on Jan. 15, 1947 to the late Paul and Gertrude (Spellman), he was the dear brother of the late Paul A. Gallant, cherished uncle of Paula Burns and her husband, Richard of Florida and is also survived by his loving great niece, Kelsi Burns of Florida. 

Ron proudly served his country in the United States Army.  He retired from the Chelsea Police Department after 29 years of service.  He liked his trips to Florida and enjoyed playing cards.  In his freetime, you would find him on the lake fishing or in the woods hunting.  Ron was a member of the Beachmont VFW and the French Club. 

Funeral arrangements were by the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, Revere.  Interment was in Woodlawn Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Ron’s name to The ALS Association, Gift Processing Center, P.O. Box 37022, Boone, IA 50037-0022.  For guest book please visit

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