Obituaries 01-10-2018

Joseph ‘Papa’ Tumbiolo

Global Fish of Boston retiree

Joseph W. “Papa” Tumbiolo of Everett, formerly of the North End, died on January 8.

Joe was a retired long time employee of Global Fish of Boston.

The beloved husband of the late Mary (DeAngelis – Firicano), he was the father of Gia Firicano of Arizona and Jodi Cannon of Pelham, NH; brother of Jennie Forcillo of Revere, the late Mary Ciaramitaro, Matthew, and Katherine Evola and is also survived by two grandchildren, Mackenzie and Thomas, his niece, Joanna Lamattina and many other nieces, nephews and friends.

His Funeral will be held from the Salvatore Rocco & Sons Funeral Home, 331 Main St., Everett, Friday, January 12 at 10:30 a.m. A Prayer Service will be held in the funeral home at 11 a.m. Interment will be in the Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. Relatives and friends are kindly invited. In lieu of flowers, donations in Joseph’s memory may be made to the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701. For more information, 1-877-71-ROCCO or

James ‘Jim’ Russo

US Postal Service retiree

James T. “Jim” Russo of Malden, formerly of Melrose and Everett, entered into eternal rest on Friday, January 5 in the Whidden Memorial Hospital in Everett after being in failing health. He was 84 years old.

Jim was born in Boston and lived in Everett and Melrose for many years before settling in Malden these last few months. He was a mail handler by profession retiring from the United States Postal Service. Jim was a veteran of the United States Army serving his country during the Korean Conflict.

He was the beloved husband of the late Rosemarie (Cardillo) Russo for over 54 years, the dear and devoted father of James T. Russo, Jr. and his wife, Linda of Saugus and Rosanne Russo of Stoneham, brother of Virginia Andersen and the late Frank and Thomas Russo and the loving grandfather of Joseph and Nicholas Russo.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend Jim’s visiting hours in the Cafasso & Sons Funeral Home, 65 Clark St. (Corner of Main St.) Everett on Thursday, January 11 from 10 a.m. to 12 noon with a funeral home service at 12 p.m. followed by U.S. Army Military Honors. Burial will be private. Contributions in James’ memory to the B-I Deaconess Medical Center, 330 Brookline Ave. Boston, MA 02215 would be sincerely appreciated.

Marie Terese Rollins

Of Melrose, formerly of Everett

Marie Terese (Cassie) Rollins of Melrose, formerly of Everett, died on December 31 at the age of 90.

The beloved wife of the late Charles Rollins, she was the loving mother of Jeanne Rollins and her partner, Dean Krauth of Maine, Charles Rollins and his wife, Lynn of Wakefield and Susan Canning and her husband, George of Georgetown; beloved sister of Beatrice Marchant and her husband, Thomas and the late Rita Stanley who is survived by her husband, Richard. She is also survived by two loving grandchildren, Jessica Rollins and Joseph Canning as well as by many loving nieces and nephews.

Internment was private. In lieu of flowers, donations in Marie’s memory may be made to the Fitch Home, 75 Lake Avenue, Melrose, 02176. For more information, please call 1-877-71-ROCCO or visit:

Charles Giacchetto

Of Everett, formerly of East Boston

Charles A. “Charlie” Giacchetto of Everett, formerly of East Boston, died on December 30. The beloved husband of the late Catherine (Barbato), he was the father of Joseph Giacchetto and his wife, Joanna of Billerica, Lisa D’Ortona and her late husband, William and the late Anna Donabed who is survived by her husband, Ben. He was the brother of Phyllis Glazier, Grace Allen and the late Thomas and Moe Giacchetto and is also survived by four grandchildren: Tiffany D’Ortona, Joseph, Mark and Shelly.

Funeral  arrangements were by the Salvatore Rocco & Sons Funeral Home, Everett. Interment was in Woodlawn Cemetery. For more information, please call 1-877-71-ROCCO or visit:

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