Obituaries 08-11-2021

Josephine Cieri

Died Just Days after her 100th Birthday

Josephine (Gregorio) Cieri, a lifelong resident of Revere, passed away on August 9, just three days after her 100th birthday.

Born in Revere on August 6, 1921 to the late Pompilio and Mary (Colucci), she was the beloved wife of the late Anthony Cieri, devoted mother of Maria McGinty and her husband, John of Florida, Donald Cieri and his wife, Barbara of Arizona, Ethel Sinatra of Saugus, formerly of  Everett, and Lynne Guinta and her husband, Joseph of Rowley; dear sister of William Gregorio  and his wife, Judy of Revere,and the late Anne Ciardelli, Luca Gregorio, Rosemarie Orlanzo, and  Ralph, Anthony and Alfred Gregorio. She was the cherished grandmother of 14, great grandmother of 23,  and great great grandmother of five and is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.

A  visitation will be held at the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home 128 Revere St, Revere today,  Wednesday, August 11 from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. followed by a 12 noon Mass at St. Mary of the Assumption Parish in Revere. Relatives and friends are kindly invited. Private Interment. In lieu of flowers. donations may be made in Josephine’s name to St. Jude Children’s  Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Pl, Memphis, TN 38105-9959 or at For guest book, please visit

Francesco “Frank” Licciardi

A Kind and Loving Husband, Father and Nonno (Grandfather)

Francesco “Frank” Licciardi of Revere passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his loving family on August 9 at the age of 83.   

Born in Apice, a Province of Benevento, Italy on February 3, 1938 to the late Erminio and Caterina Licciardi, Frank married the love of his life, immigrated to America in 1963, settled in Revere and was employed at Straeger Co. in Revere. 

He was the beloved husband of Maria Assunta (Beatrice) for 58 years, loving father of Caterina “Cathy” O’Donnell and her husband, James of Revere, Frank Licciardi and his wife, Sabrina of North Reading, Maureen Melillo and her husband, Matthew of Sturbridge; cherished grandfather of Alexia and Marco Licciardi and Jake Melillo; dear brother of Joseph Licciardi and his wife, Kathy of Saugus, Michele Licciardi and his late wife, Rachela of Apice, Italy, the late Antonio Licciardi of Middleton and Rosaria Genato of Italy; dear brother-in-law of Carmine Masiello and his late wife, Nicolina, Carmine Colarusso and his late wife Antonietta, Elena Coccimiglio and her late husband, Nicola, all of Revere, Francesco DiVito and his late wife, Angelina of Saugus and the late Filippo Beatrice and his wife, Cristina, Michelina Monaco and her husband, Pasquale, Antonetta Beatrice, Antonio Beatrice and Angelo Beatrice; dear Godfather of Anthony Masiello, Gianni Inglese and Giuseppe Genato. He is also survived by many nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews and dear friends. 

Frank was a kind and loving husband, father and Nonno (grandfather). He was a joyful man who taught us that “family was the most important thing.” Frank cherished his wife, Maria, and loved spending time with her; gardening, taking walks hand in hand, going to concerts and traveling. Nothing brought him greater joy than being with his children and grandchildren; summer trips to Maine and family visits to North Carolina. He also enjoyed making (and sharing) wine, swimming, going to the movies and dining out. Frank was a very spiritual man and a devoted parishioner of St. Anthony’s Church. No words can express this incredible loss. He will be deeply missed.

His funeral will be held from the Paul Buonfiglio Funeral Home, 128 Revere St., Revere on Friday, August 13 at 10 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass at St. Anthony’s Church, 250 Revere St., Revere at 11 a.m. Relatives and friends are kindly invited. Visiting hours will be held at Buonfiglio Funeral Home on Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m.

(Masks and social distancing are requested by the family and will be required upon entrance to funeral home and church.) 

Interment at Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden.  For guest book please visit

Josephine Falzone

Of Revere

Josephine Falzone of Revere passed away on Agust 5 at the age of 101. 

Born in Boston on March 19, 1920 to the late Phillipo and Theresa (Micchi), she was the dear sister of the late Ida Contino, Phillip Falzone, Concetta Capobianco and Salvatore Falzone.  Josephine is survived by her loving niece and caretaker, Roberta Rizzo and her husband, Lee of Revere as well as many additional nieces and nephews. 

A visitation was held at the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, 128 Revere St, Revere on Tuesday, August 10 followed by a Prayer Service in the funeral home.  A private entombment will take place for the immediate family at Woodlawn Mausoleum in Everett.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Josephine’s name to The Lighthouse Nursing Care Center, Attn: Activities, 204 Proctor Ave, Revere, MA 02151 all proceeds will be used for resident activities.  For guest book please visit

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