Obituaries 09-14-2022

Muriel Elsie Roos

A Woman With Profound Faith, Known by Many as a “Prayer Warrior’

Muriel Elsie (Carpenter) Roos, passed away on Sunday, September 11 at the Newbridge on the Charles Nursing Facility.  Muriel died peacefully and was found in a manner that shows her true spirit; she was found kneeling by her bedside, all showered and done up as if going to church- undoubtedly praying to Jesus. She was 94 years old.

Muriel was born in Chelsea on November 21, 1927 to her late parents, Orlando Carpenter and Florence May (Parsons) Jones. She is the loving mother of Dianne Nowell and her late husband, Paul Nowell of Stoneham, Donna Schiller and her husband, Stephen Schiller of Weymouth and Judy Russi and husband, Lawrence “Larry” Russi of Revere; a cherished grandmother of Skipper Carino, Matthew Carino and his wife, Genevieve Phelps, Audra DeBaets and her husband, Kevin DeBaets, Amanda Schiller, Coralie Russi and her husband, Joseph “Joe” Agron and Sarah Russi; adored great-grandmother of Shane, Davey, Karina, Adam, Mia and Alexander; dear sister of the late Margery L. Warford, Doris Carlino, and June Semon. She is also lovingly survived by many nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.

Muriel was raised and educated in Everett and later lived in Malden at the Heritage Senior Building before living at the Jack Satter house on Revere Beach.  She was formerly married to Harold P. Roos, with whom she began her family. She was a devoted housewife and mother of three daughters. She worked various jobs while raising her girls, later holding a job she adored as a Customer Service Representative at the Bible Gift Shop located in Maplewood Square in Malden, a place for her to evangelize to others when she wasn’t busy taking the train into Downtown Crossing to tell people about Jesus. Muriel was a woman with profound faith, known by many as a “prayer warrior”. She would often pray for people and minister to the homeless and help encourage people who were downtrodden by spreading the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Her family looked to her for strength, wisdom and guidance because she was a strong, loving and faithful mother, grandmother and friend. 

Muriel was a member of many churches and a devout supporter of ministries and outreaches. She never missed an opportunity to usher someone up to an “Altar Call”-to give themselves to the Lord. Having met Muriel means having been asked,

“Do you know Jesus?”  As the trumpets sound off in heaven for the arrival of a new Queen Muriel, let us all remember one of her favorite verses, “16 For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.

17 For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved.” (John 3:16-17)

Family is respectfully invited to attend a Graveside Service on Thursday, September 15 at 11 Puritan Lawn Memorial Park, 185 Lake Street, Peabody.

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to Glendale Christian Lighthouse Church, 701 Broadway, Everett, MA 02149.

Muriel always carried a $1, $5 or $10 bill for someone in need on the street, perhaps we can all to add that to our pockets in remembrance of Muriel and pass on her spirit of caring for those in need.

The staff at Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals is honored to have assisted the family in completing funeral arrangements. To send online condolences, please visit

Raffaela ‘Phyllis’ Ciampa

Of Everett

Raffaela “Phyllis” (Giordano) Ciampa of Everett entered into eternal rest peacefully at home, surrounded by her loving family.   She was 95 years old.

Born in East Boston, Phyllis lived in Everett for most of her life. She was the beloved wife of the late Joseph A. Ciampa for over 67 years prior to his passing, dear and devoted mother of Judith Ciampa and her husband, Piero Calvani of Italy, Candice Bleiler and her husband, Eric of Wellesley and Robert Ciampa and his wife, Michelle of Natick; sister of the late Nicholas Giordano, Gloria Clark and Mary Palladino; loving “Nona” of Claudio and Giulia Calvani, Evan and Eric Jordan Bleiler and his wife, Eugenia and Samantha May Cazeau and her husband, Carrington and loving great “Nona” of Ava Mariah Bleiler. Oliver Bleiler, Sophie Bleiler and Goeli Parrotta.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend Phyllis’ visitation in the Cafasso & Sons Funeral Home,  65 Clark St. (Corner of Main St.) Everett, Thursday, Sept. 15 at 8:30 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Anthony’s Church, 38 Oakes St., Everett, at 10 a.m.  Interment Glenwood Cemetery, Everett. Contributions in Phyllis’ memory to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN, 38105 or to the Monastery of Poor Clare, 215 E. Los Olivos Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93105  would be sincerely appreciated.

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Eileen Frizzi

Of Revere, formerly of Everett

Eileen (Lombardi) Frizzi,of Revere, formerly of Everett, died on September 8 at the age of 78.

Eileen was born and raised in Everett by her late parents Ralph and Rose (Goodman) Lombardi. She worked many years at Schrafft’s Candy Factory and later at Toys R US at Northgate Shopping Plaza.

The beloved wife of Anthony Frizzi of Revere, she was the devoted mother of Nicole Reynolds and her husband, Mark of Billerica. Anthony Frizzi, Jr. of Rockland and Anthony Perullo of Winthrop, cherished grandmother of Chloe Reynolds; dear sister of Teresa D’Albenzio of Derry, NH, Lorraine Smith of New Bedford, Patricia Tranfaglia of East Wareham, Andrea Lapham of Hawaii and the late Ralph Lombardi Jr, Gloria Cimmino, Lori Paratore, and Mary Lombardi. She is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.

Funeral from the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, 128 Revere St, Revere on Thursday, September 15 at 9 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Anthony’s Church, Revere at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends are kindly invited. Visiting hours will be today, Wednesday, September 14 from 4 to 8 p..m. Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett.

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