Obituaries 03-03-2021

Edward DeMauro

Of Revere

Edward DeMauro of Revere died on February 26 at the age of 81. 

Edward proudly served his country in the United States Army. 

Born in Boston on June 7, 1939 to the late Vincent and Jenny (Chiota), he was the beloved husband of 59 years to Monica (Buettner), devoted father of Edward DeMauro and his wife, Michelle of Revere and Lauren Wilson and her husband, William of Saugus and formerly of Revere; cherished grandfather of Olivia DeMauro and brother of Robert DeMauro, Jean Allen and the late Jimmy DeMauro.  He is also survived by many dear friends.

A visitation will be held at the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, 128 Revere St, Revere on Thursday March 4 from 9 to 11 a.m. followed by a Prayer Service at 11 a.m.  Relatives and friends are kindly invited and masks and social distancing are required while in the funeral home.  We ask that you keep your visit brief to allow others to pay their respects to the family.  Interment will be held at the Massachusetts National Cemetery in Bourne at 1:30 p.m. 

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Northeast Animal Shelter, 347 Highland Ave, Salem, MA 01970 or at  For guest book please visit

Joseph “Digger” (DeGuglielmo) Williams

Military veteran, attorney, avid golfer, loving husband and father

Joseph “Digger” (DeGuglielmo) Williams of Malden, 79, peacefully passed away of natural causes on February 22. 

He was predeceased by his parents, Joseph DeGuglielmo and Maria Assunta (Januario) DeGuglielmo of Revere; his siblings Victor DeGuglielmo, Carmine DeGuglielmo, Lucy Cifuni and Jeannie “Chickie” Carbone and wife Lana Canavan Williams.  He is survived by his children: Robert DeGulielmo, Matthew Williams, Amy Neal and grandchildren, Jake Neal and Rebecca Neal. 

Joe attended Revere High School, received his undergraduate degree at Boston College, and graduated from Suffolk Law School.  He was a military veteran, attorney, avid golfer, loving husband, and father. Throughout his life he remained close to his high school and college friends who describe him as unselfish, generous, gregarious, close to brilliant, unwavering, faithful and an all-star athlete.  His childhood dream was to play third base for the Boston Red Sox. Joe spent many years in Bedford, NH raising a family with Lana while running a successful law practice.  He formed life-long relationships with neighbors, friends, and business partners.  At Joe’s request, no service will be held.  Donations may be made to the Revere Beach Partnership, or the American Cancer Society,  For guest book please visit

Catherine Beck

Shaws Supermarket retiree

Catherine A. Beck, 67, of Seabrook, NH, formerly of Melrose, entered into eternal rest on Saturday, February 27 at home surrounded by her loving family.

Born in Malden, Catherine grew up in Chelsea.  She worked for Shaws Supermarket as a cashier prior to her retirement.

The devoted daughter of the late Carl Barone and Bertha (Hewitt) Cowels, she was the beloved wife of the late Leslie M. Beck, Jr., dear and devoted mother of Tracy Gagliardi and her husband, Marc of Seabrook, NH, Samantha Beck of Everett and Michael Cowels of Bradford.  She was the sister of Roberta Marcin of Everett, Mary Morabito of North Berwick, ME, James Barone of Chelsea, Sheila Bruno of Everett, Robert Cowels of Ohio, Patricia Cowels of Chelsea, Philip Cowels of NH, Barbara Iannuzzi of Peabody and Michael Cowels of Chelsea and the loving grandmother of Brianna Vetrano, Michael Vetrano, Nicholas Provost and Juliana Demings.   Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend Catherine’s visiting hours in the Cafasso & Sons Funeral Home, 65 Clark St. (Corner of Main St.) Everett, Saturday, March 6   from 1 to 4 p.m. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Catherine’s memory to the Susan G. Komen Foundation,  89 South St. #406, Boston, MA 02111 would be sincerely appreciated. Parking with attendants on duty.

Michael Kearney

Devoted coach for many sports

Michael T. Kearney of Everett died on February 25.

He was the beloved father of Michael J. Kearney and his wife, Terri, Theresa Toma and her husband, Gerson and the late Mark Kearney and his surviving wife, Sharon; loving grandfather of Amanda, Tamara, Paige, Caitlin, Hayley, Michael, Matthew, Joseph and Anna; brother of Gerry Gillis and her late husband, Fred and the late Mary Fitzgerald. He is also survived by his grand-puppies, nieces, nephews and many good friends.

Michael graduated from Malden Catholic High School in 1947 and Northeastern University in 1954. He was a lifelong sports enthusiast as he grew up playing baseball, football and hockey then later on he played fast pitch softball including many years catching for the New Bridge Cafe. Along with playing, he was a devoted coach for many sports, one was baseball in which he coached from Little League to Junior Babe Ruth, American Legion and finishing up with Revere High School at the age of 83. Also, he coached football from the 1980’s until 2014 for Revere Pop Warner and Savio Prep, Malden Catholic High School and Revere High School and other local leagues. Michael will be remembered for his love of sports and animals. He will be deeply missed by all who loved him.  A Memorial Service will be held at Salvatore Rocco & Sons Funeral, 331 Main Street, Everett on Saturday, March 6. Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. to 12 noon. A Prayer Service will immediately follow in the funeral home. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in memory of Mr. Kearney to American Cancer Society. Arrangements by Rocco, Carr & Henderson Funeral Home:

AnnMarie Medeiros

Devout Catholic and diehard NY Yankees Fan

AnnMarie (Umano) Medeiros of Everett  entered into eternal rest unexpectedly,  Friday, February 26, in the Melrose-Wakefield Hospital surrounded by her loving family. She was 79 years old. 

Born in Somerville, AnnMarie lived in Everett for most of her life. A devout Catholic, you would always see AnnMarie making a daily Mass with her rosary beads in hand, never forgetting the need for prayer.  She was a true, diehard New York Yankee fan as well watching every possible game.  

The beloved wife of Anthony R. Medeiros for over 59 years, she was the dear and devoted mother of Lisa Malone of Medford, Kristine Lee and her husband, Peter of Clarendon, VT, Anthony S. Medeiros and his wife, Simone of Lynn and Marie E. Medeiros of Everett; sister of Salvatore Umano of Plymouth, Celia Constantino of Uxbridge, Lucille Umano and Gloria DeAngelis of Everett, Jeanne Nugent of Douglas, Mary Amerena of Medford and the late John and Robert Umano; loving  Mema  of  John Lee,  Ashley Reed, Danielle and Jake Malone, and Nicholas and Victoria Medeiros and great- Mema  of Isabella, Destiny and Bailey Reed.  Also surviving are many loving nieces, nephews and friends.   

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend Ann’s visitation in the Cafasso & Sons Funeral Home, 65 Clark St. (Corner of Main St.) Everett today, Wednesday, March 3 from 8:30 -10:30 a.m. followed by her Funeral Mass in the Immaculate Conception Church, 487 Broadway, Everett, 11 a.m. Interment is private.  COVID-19 protocols must be maintained: face coverings, social distancing, etc. for the visitation and Church Mass.  

In lieu of flowers, contributions in AnnMarie’s memory to her beloved parish, the Immaculate Conception Church, 489 Broadway, Everett, MA 02149 would be sincerely appreciated.

John Alesio Perrella Jr.,

MBTA retiree

John Alesio Perrella, Jr., lifelong resident of Revere, died on February 24 surrounded by his loving family at the age of 71. 

John relished in the time he spent with his family and would do anything for them.  He was a driver and collector for the M.B.T.A. before his retirement. John enjoyed the countless trips he took with his friends on his Harley Davidson. He will be truly missed by all who knew him. 

Born in Revere on April 30, 1949 to Marie (Frongillo) of Revere and the late John Perrella, he was the beloved husband of 36 years to the late Janis (Wood).  John has spent the last 12 years with his partner, Diane Selvitella.  He was the devoted father of Lori Farrington of Connecticut, Leanne Perrella and her fiancé, Robert Pagliarulo of New Hampshire, Anthony Perrella and his fiancé, Michelle Onessimo of Rever, and the late John Perrella III; dear brother of Janice Modica of East Boston and Kenneth Perrella and his wife, Nancy of Revere and the cherished grandfather of 10.  He is aso survived by many loving aunts, uncles, nieces, and nephews.  Funeral arrangements were entrusted the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, Revere.  Interment was in Woodlawn Cemetery.  For guest book, please visit 

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