World War II English War Bride and Woman of Style, Elegance and Grace
Kathleen “Kay” (Davies) DiChiara of Revere died on April 30 at the age of 92.
Born in Liverpool, England to the late Daniel and Elizabeth (Hanratty) Davies, she was the beloved wife of the late Alfonse “Al” DiChiara, devoted mother of Sandra DeChristoforo and her late partner, Steve of Revere and the late Nicholas DiChiara of Westminster, CO; dear sister of the late Anne Matthews and Bette Machon of England; cherished grandmother of Gina Bassant and her late husband, Jay of Revere, Brenda Spinelli and her husband Jim of Port St. Lucie, FL and Johnna Wallace and her husband, Bruce of Port St. Lucie, FL; adored great grandmother of Cassandra, Nikolas, Caden and August. She is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.
We lost a remarkable woman. A woman full of life, courage and determination. Throughout her exceptional life she endured many challenges but also enjoyed many incredible experiences. Growing up in England during World War II led her to meet a U.S. soldier and fall in love, and that love led her to move to the United States, to marry and start a new life and a family.
Kay was a devoted wife and an amazing mother, grandmother and great-grandmother (Nana). A woman of style, elegance and grace. She was the family’s matriarch, historian and storyteller. She loved to travel the world and read everything she could. Her talents were endless; there wasn’t anything she couldn’t cook, sew, create or learn. Always there to lend a hand and always had a smile. And she was the best bargain shopper, especially at her beloved Filene’s.
There is so much that can be said about Kay and the way she lived life. She will be tremendously missed and remembered by all those who love her.
In accordance with the CDC’s current restrictions on gatherings due to Covid-19, all services will be held privately. Interment at Puritan Lawn Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 309 Waverley Oaks Rd, Waltham, MA 02452 or to a Cancer Charity of your choice in Kathleen’s name. For guest book please visit www.buonfiglio.com.
He had a Beautiful Soul
Paul G. Bard, a longtime resident of Chelsea, passed on April 30 after a period of declining health.
Born August 13, 1948 in Chelsea, Paul was a son of the late Thomas D. and Sylvia Perez Bard, He grew up in the Chelsea area, attended local schools and graduated from Chelsea High School. Paul was proud to be a US Marine Veteran and kept those memories close to his heart.
Paul had a beautiful soul. He brought smiles to all who loved him with his sharp wit and fun loving outlook on life. He will be deeply missed.
He leaves behind to cherish his memory his devoted wife, Lisa. He is survived by his loving son Paul J Bard (PJ) of Revere and his former spouse, Janis. In addition he leaves his sister Rhoda Burrows of Warrenton MO, brother, Thomas Bard, (MaryJo) of Boise, ID, sister Charlene Lombardi of Del Ray Beach, FL, brother, Dennis Bard (Karen) and sister, Susie Alfieri (Tony) of Old Lyme, CT. He was predeceased by his sister, Robin Ann Bard. Paul is survived by many nieces and nephews along with lifelong friends, Kenny and Rita Flynn.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff of the Covid Unit at MA General Hospital for the exceptional loving care and compassion shown to Paul during this difficult time. In accordance with the CDC’s current restrictions on gatherings due to Covid-19, all services will be held privately. Interment Woodlawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Chelsea Soldiers Home, 91 Crest Ave, Chelsea, MA. For guest book please visit www.buonfiglio.com
Laura Josephine Fiorino
Past member of Women’s Auxiliary and American Legion Post 6, East Boston
Laura Josephine (Voci) Fiorino, a lifelong resident of East Boston, died on May 1 at the age of 94.
Laura was a past member of the Women’s Auxiliary and the American Legion Post 6 in East Boston. She will be sorely missed by all who knew her.
Born in Revere on August 2, 1925 to the late Joseph Voci Sr. and Amelia (Cataldo) Voci, she was the devoted mother of Vincent “Vinny” Fiorino and his wife, Lorraine of Revere and Philip Fiorino and his wife, Diana of Saugus; beloved sister of the late Grace Guerrero, Patricia Lavoine, Irene Coughlin, Albert Voci and Joseph Voci Jr.; cherished grandmother of Vincent, Michael, Stephen and Ava and adored great grandmother of Alessandra, Craig, and Alyssa. She is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.
In accordance with the CDC’s current restrictions on gatherings due to Covid-19, all services will be held privately. Interment Woodlawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Lighthouse Nursing Care Center, 204 Proctor Ave, Revere, MA 02151. For guest book please visit www.buonfiglio.com
Family Meant Everything to Him
Alberto (Al) F. Cioffi, 95, most recently of Stoneham, ended his story on earth on April 11.
It began, once upon a time, in Italy when a dashing young carabinieri and the beautiful daughter of a prominent judge dared to fall in love, a love forbidden by the outraged judge. Paolo Cioffi and Juilia Monetti were forced to make a daring escape to the USA where they would be free to love each other. They settled in Everett and thus began the legacy of these Cioffis.
They brought 11 children, including Al, into the world: Helen DeSimone of Tewksbury, Carmella Capuano of Everett and the late Guy, Alphonzo, Angelo, Paul and Carlo Cioffi, Mary DiGiacomo, Gloria Cioffi and Jean Farese. Now there are five generations of us here.
Al was charismatic and loved to make children laugh and to regale people with stories of his experiences, but the story of his parents was his favorite. His family meant everything to him, all five generations of siblings, in-laws, countless nieces, nephews, grandnieces, and grandnephews, but most especially his own children and grandchildren: Clifford Cioffi of Malden, Carole (Cioffi) and Steve Sartor of Andover and their children, Rikki and her husband, Tom and Randy; Albert Cioffi Jr. of Derry, NH. and his daughter, Charlee; Cathy (Cioffi) Powers of Newburyport and their children, Taryn and Brendan. He also leaves behind his two sons from his second marriage, Eric Cioffi of Newburyport and Matthew Cioffi of Wakefield and their families.
Soon, the 6th generation will be here and so the legacy grows, and part of him continues.
Al, a World War II veteran, loved the USA almost as much as his family and in later years became increasingly conscious of the country’s Native Americans. Donations in Al’s memory to the: National Indian Child Care Association, PO Box 2146, Tahlequah OK 74465, (https://www.nicca.us/) would be sincerely appreciated.
Due to Covid-19, no services are permitted. However, Al loved food and gatherings with family and friends, so when possible, the best send-off will be a luncheon in his honor, TBD.
Her Presence in Everett will be Missed
Angelina L. (Catizone) Oliva of Everett passed away on Saturday, May 2 at The Residence at Pearl Street in Reading.
Born in 1929 in the city of Catanzaro in the region of Calabria in southern Italy, Angelina and her family immigrated to the US when she was six months old. She grew up in the North End and graduated from the Girls’ High School. Angelina was a seamstress for two years and then married George A. Oliva, her childhood sweetheart, and spent the rest of her life caring for her family. George and Angelina were married for 45 years until George’s death in 1993.
Angelina was the daughter of the late Eugenio and Maria (Catizone) Catizone. She was pre-deceased by her sister, Rosina (Catizone) Hansen and her brother, Peter D. Catizone. Angelina is survived by her daughter, Jean M. Walsh, and her husband, Richard, of Harvard, MA; her son, George A. Oliva, and his wife, Susan, of North Reading and her daughter, Cheryl A. Brooks, and her husband, Thomas, of Everett. She is also survived by six grandchildren and five great grandchildren: David A. Oliva and his wife, January, and their children Edie and Ivy of Boxford; Erin K. Suchecki and her husband, Daniel, and their children Jason and Eric of Harvard; Ryan J. Walsh and his wife, Nicole, and their son, Jackson, of Ayer; Michael G. Brooks, Patrick T. Brooks and Olivia C. Brooks, all of Everett. Angelina is also survived by several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Although she spent the last two years of her life in Reading, Angelina’s heart was always in Everett where she lived for sixty-eight years. There she was active in the Council on Aging where she enjoyed many friendships, attending the exercise classes and various functions. She was a familiar face at many of the shops and eateries around town, especially her favorite café, the Ferry Street Grille. Angelina did not drive, but she was quite a walker, amassing miles-upon-miles wearing out a multitude of sneakers over the years. Her presence in Everett will be missed.
In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, all funeral services will be private. The family would like to thank the nurses and staff at The Residence at Pearl Street and the nurses and staff of Brookhaven Hospice for all of their care, support, dedication and kindness. Arrangement by Salvatore Rocco & Sons Funeral Home: www. roccofuneralhomes.com
Active in “Revere First” and an Original board of Directors of MGH Revere
Marie (Terrazzano) Papasadora, 88, of Revere entered into rest on May 1.
Earlier in life Marie was a bookkeeper for Electronic Fasteners located in Waltham and then for the Revere Housing Authority. Marie was on the original Board of Directors for MGH Revere one of the first volunteers with Representative William Reinstein’s “Revere First.” Marie loved to bake for her family, play bingo, enjoyed cards with her friends and will be sadly missed by all.
Marie was born on Sept. 29, 1931 to the late Antonio and Mary Terrazzano . She was the beloved wife of the late Joseph Papasodora , loving mother of the late Revere Police Sgt. Peter Papasodora and his wife, Denise of Revere; the adored grandmother of Taylor, , John and Joseph Papasodora; cherished sister of Angelina and her husband, Domenic Bramante of Revere, the late Albert Terrazzano and his wife, Carmella of Amesbury and the dear sister to the late Irene Terrazzano of Revere . Marie is also survived by her nephew Albert Terrazano and his wife, Cynthia, and her great nephew, Anthony of Amesbury. She also leaves many cousins, nieces and nephews. . In accordance with the CDC’s current restrictions on gatherings due to Covid-19, all services will be held privately. Interment Woodlawn Cemetery. For guest book please visit www.buonfiglio.com.
Anna Rose Oteri
Everett Assessor’s Office Retiree
Anna Rose Oteri of Everett passed away on May 3 at the age of 90.
She was predeceased by her parents James and Josephine Oteri and her siblings: John, Diego, Placido, Agatha, Mary Oteri and Rose Pulpi.
Anna spent her entire life in the family’s Everett home, graduating from Everett High School and working in the assessor’s office at Everett City Hall until her retirement.
Her greatest joy was enjoying time with her multi-generational family, whether it was at her summer home in Falmouth or at various family members’ homes.
Anna was a devoted parishioner of St. Anthony Church in Everett and an active participant in church life by volunteering with the CCD, a member of the Children of Mary, and other church related activities. In her quiet unassuming way,
Anna reached out and valiantly took care of her siblings and parents until their deaths and provided a steadying presence during difficult times.
She is survived by her nephew, John Pulpi and his wife, Marlene of Melrose, her niece, Josephine Pulpi Felice and her husband, Patrick of Saugus and by many grand and great-grand nieces and nephews.
In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, all funeral services will be private. Donations in memory of Anna can be made to All are Hospice, 210 Market Street, Lynn, MA 01901. Arrangements by Salvatore Rocco & Sons Funeral Home: www.roccofuneralhomes.com.