Well Known Local Musician
Vincent J. Calderone of Everett died on September 7.
A 40 year member of the Everett Kiwanis Club, he was a longtime and well known local musician, member of the Maine Country Western Hall of Fame and a former “Chance of a Lifetime” music talent show winner.
He was the beloved husband for 62 years of Gloria (DelVecchio); father of Marianne Ciarlone and her husband, Robert, of Everett, Diane Ellis of Las Vegas, Vincent A. and his wife,Catherine, of Wakefield and John F. and his wife, Mary, of Saugus; brother of Phyllis Varricchio of Chelsea, George of East Boston, Joseph of East Boston, Claire Williams of Revere and the late Edward. He is also survived by eight grandchildren, Gina, Kristin, Vincent M., Michael, Nicholas, Daria, Nicole and Hannah and two great-grandchildren, Dylan and Jordan.
His Funeral will be held from the Salvatore Rocco & Sons Funeral Home, 331 Main St., Everett on Friday, September 11 at 9 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in Immaculate Conception Church, Everett at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited. Visiting hours are today, Thursday, from 4 to 8 p.m. Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery, Everett.
Victoria Staffier, 90
Of Revere, formerly of Chelsea
Victoria R. (Angelo) Staffier, a 46 year resident of Revere, formerly of Chelsea, died on September 3 at Melrose Wakefield Hospital following a long illness. She was 90 years old.
Mrs. Staffier was born and raised in Chelsea and was a 1937 graduate of Chelsea High School. Her early working career was spent as a salesperson in the Boston office of the former Singer Sewing Machine Company.
The beloved wife of 56 years of Victor J. Staffier, she was the devoted mother of Donna L. Sarmanian and her husband, Michael, of Stoneham and cherished grandmother of Jena E., Lara M and Michael D. Sarmanian, all of Stoneham; dear sister of Ronald Angelo and his wife, Barbara, of Sagamore Beach, MA, Robert Angelo and his late wife, Patricia, of Orlando FL. and the late Marie Archidiacono and Arthur Angelo and is also lovingly survived by her sister in law, Lillian Angelo, of Chelsea and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral arrangements were by the Vertucccio Home for Funerals, Revere. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery. Remembrances may be made to The Alzheimer’s Assoc, 311 Arsenal St. Watertown. MA 02472.
Of Revere, formerly of Chelsea
Dovan Bolivar of Revere, formerly of Chelsea, died by accident in Plymouth, NH on September 8.
He was the beloved husband of Roshana M. (Beard) Bolivar and cherished son of Orlando and Gloria (Munera) Bolivar, both of Colombia.
His Funeral and service will be held in Vazza’s East Boston Funeral Home, 11 Henry Street (opposite Maverick Station) East Boston, today, Thursday, from 7 to 9 p.m. Burial will be private. For directions and guest book, please visit: www.vazzafunerals.com
John ‘Pat’ Malone, 88
Past Exalted Ruler of Winthrop Lodge of Elks
John E. “Pat” Malone of Revere, Winthrop and Chelsea, died on September 4. He was 88 years old.
Born in Boston, he attended Chelsea Schools, graduated from Chelsea High School, Class of 1938, and attended Northeastern University.
He was a US Army veteran of World War II who was engaged in the Battle of the Bulge. He served as a constable for 52 years in Suffolk County North, was president and CEO of the Carmel Credit Union in Chelsea, a salesman for the former McAdams, United Farmers and Whiting Milk Companies and a member of Local 380. He was a member of the Mass. Constables Association and the Mutual Clerks Union. He was the senior Past Exalted Ruler and Life Member of the Winthrop Lodge of Elks 1078.
He was the beloved husband of the late Margaret Crosby, Beatrice Malone and Katherine S. Mason; devoted father of John E. Malone, Jr. of Vermont, Linda M. Brady and her husband, Edward, of Derry, NH; loving brother of Helen Pierce of Connecticut and the late Mary E. Crowley, James and William Malone; loving cousin of Helen Sullivan and the late John J. Sullivan; dear brother-in-law of Mary Stimson of Lynn and is also survived by four grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.
Funeral arrangements were by the Joseph R. Frazier Funeral Home, Winthrop. Burial was at Puritan Lawn Cemetery, Peabody. In lieu flowers, expressions of sympathy in his memory may be donated to John E. “Pat” Malone Scholarship Fund, c/o The Secretary, Winthrop Lodge of Elks, 191 Washington Ave., Winthrop, MA 02152.
Fred Savignano, 81
Builder, Engineer, Owner of Concrete Construction
Fred D. Savignano of Revere, formerly of Chelsea, died unexpectedly at Tufts Medical Center of Boston following a brief illness on September 5. He was 81 years old.
Born and raised in Chelsea, he was a graduate of Chelsea High School, Class of 1948, and Wentworth Institute of Technology, Class of 1950. During his senior year at Chelsea High School, he was elected Class Treasurer. He was the chairman of all of his class reunions for Chelsea High School including his 50th reunion in 1996.
During his long career in home and industrial construction, he specialized in multi-family housing projects, churches, libraries, hospitals and schools. He was involved in local housing projects in Revere, Chelsea, Everett, Somerville, Nahant, Lynnfield and Wakefield and his was the resident construction company for St. Anthony’s Church of Everett as well as for several Newton synagogues.
Hospital additions were also a specialty of his firm, including Hunt Memorial Hospital in Danvers, Chelsea Memorial Hospital, Taunton State Hospital and Revere Memorial Hospital. His was also was the resident construction company for the addition to the Rocco Funeral Home of Everett in the 1960’s.
He was a member of the Revere Council K of C 179 and a Fourth Degree K of C member of the Bishop Cheverus Assembly. He was also a member of the Massachusetts Builders Association and the Greater Boston Builders’ Association.
When he retired in 1992, the construction company was then known as “Fenno Realty” of Revere of which his son, Paul, is the CEO and President.
He leaves his beloved wife of 58 years, Joan H. (Arnold) Savignino; his childred, June M. Bowman and her late husband, James, of Newton, Mary Ellen Wilson and her late husband, Robert, and Paul S. Savignano and his wife, Joan M Niles, all of Revere and Jo-Ann Woodland and her husband, Stephen, of Southborough, MA. He was the cherished grandfather of Brian P. Savignano of Everett, Jake S. and Chelsey E. Bowman, both of Newton, Marissa A. Savignano of Dover, NH. Rachel L. Dubiel and James T. Wilson, both of Revere, and Olivia J. Woodland of Southborough; the dear brother of Nicolette DeFeo of Assonet Bay, Rose Marie Brandano of Saugus, Louise Solomita and her husband, Anthony, of So Dennis, Mary Ann Gianasca and her husband, Armando, of Chelsea and the late Lorraine M Magazzu. He is also lovingly survived by his brother-in-law, John R. Magazzu, of Chelsea and many nieces and nephews.
Family and friends are invited to attend his funeral from the Vertuccio Home For Funerals, 773 Broadway, (Rte 107) Revere today, Thursday, September 10 at 9:30 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in The Immaculate Conception Church, Revere, at 10:30 a.m. Parking is available in the lot left of the Funeral Home. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to Tufts Medical Center, (Dept of Hematology & Oncology), 800 Washington St, Boston, MA. 02111
Founder of Sapadafora Iron Works of Everett
Antonio “Tony” Spadafora of Everett died on September 3.
The founder and operator for 40 years of Spadafora Iron Works of Everett, he was the beloved husband for 56 years of Lucy (Gentile), the loving father of Frank, Linda and Sandra Spadafora and is also survived by four loving grandchildren, Christine, Mark, Vanessa and Amanda. He was the beloved brother of the late Franceso, Vincenzo, Maria and Antonietta.
Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Rocco-Carr-Henderson Funeral Homes. Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society , 9 Riverside Rd., Weston, MA 02493. Burial was private. www.roccofuneralhomes.com
Rocco Antonelli, 86
Decorated veteran, GE retiree
Rocco J. Antonelli died at the Whidden Memorial Hospital following a long illness on September 3. He was 86 years old.
Mr. Antonelli was born and raised in Revere and was a 1941 graduate of Revere High School. In May of 1943, he joined the US Army serving until November of 1945. During his tour of duty, he was awarded the Silver Star and two Bronze Stars for Courage and Bravery above and beyond the call of duty. He was also awarded the Good Conduct Medal and the European African Middle Eastern Service Medal with Arrow Head.
A most shy and retiring gentleman, he never discussed his service time until recently when his grandson, Douglas, prevailed upon him to do so. Like so many of the men who served during World War II who saw their time overseas as an obligation and their accomplishments as a grace from God, little did may of those men imagine the magnitude of their actions and their accomplishments which have yielded many of us a far, far better life of prosperity, security and success.
When he returned from the service, Mr. Antonelli began a 43 year career as a machinist for General Electric Col, retirng in 1988.
The beloved husband of 63 years of Phyllis M. (Reid), he was the devoted father of Rosemarie Antonelli and her companion, Tony Cappoccia, Ret. Revere Fire Department, of Revere and the late Anthony J. Antonelli; cherished grandfather of Revere Police Detective Douglas Zingali and his wife, Vivianne, of Salem, Toni Antonelli-Alterio and her husband, Paul, of Malden, Whitney Antonelli of Danvers and Alanna Antonelli of Everett. He is also lovingly survived by his daughter-in-law, Kathleen (Horgan) Antonelli of Everett. He was the great grandfather of Douglas Zingali, Jr., Anthony Alterio and Ava Cozzolino and also leaves several nieces and nephews. He was the brother of the late Sarah, Mary, Susie, Louis and Peter.
Funeral arrangements were completed by the Vertuccio Home for Funerals, Revere. Burial was in Puritan Lawn Memorial Cemetery, West Peabody.
Ellen Comeau, 94
53 year employee of the Chelsea Soldier’s Home
Ellen L. Comeau of Wilmington and Vero Beach, FL, died September 4 at her home following a brief illness with her niece, Carol, at her side. She was 94 years old.
A Chelsea Soldier’s Home employee for over 53 years, she was the dear daughter of the late Lawrence and Louise (Gilbrook) Comeau and sister of the late Lawrence Comeau. She was the beloved aunt of Carol and the late Daniel Benzing of Wilmington and Florida, and Elaine and the late Lawrence Comeau of Wilmington. She is also survived by many nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, and dear friends.
Family and friends will gather at the Nichols Funeral Home Inc., 187 Middlesex Ave. (Rte. 62), Wilmington on Saturday, September 12 at 9 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Thomas Church, 126 Middlesex Ave., Wilmington at 10 a.m. Burial will be held at a later date in Wildwood Cemetery, Wilmington. Visiting hours are Friday, September 11 from 4 to 8 p.m. Memorial donations may be made to VNA of Middlesex-East & Visiting Nurse Hospice, 607 North Ave., Suite 17, Wakefield, MA 01880. Nichols Funeral Home Inc. 978-658-4744 www.nicholsfuneralhome
Senaida Santiago of Chelsea died on September 1.
She was a hard working woman who always opened her heart and took care of everyone, but now God will care for her. She is loved and missed, but she lives always in our hearts.
She was the loving mother of Rigoberto Ramirez Jr. and Adaines Ortero; devoted daughter of Aurea Mendoza; sister of Sonia Santiago, Milagros Carrom and Wilber Santiago.
Donations in her memory can be made in Chelsea (Bellingham Square) at the following businesses, Jack’s Men’s Shop or Santiago’s Barber Shop.
Chester Janiak, 88
Draper Labs retiree
Chester W. Janiak of Chelsea, formerly of Revere and Everett, died on September 4 at the Chelsea Jewish Nursing Home. He was 88 years old.
Born in Chelsea, the son of the late Martin and Stella (Kasczmarek), he was a former technician at Draper Labs where he built navigation and guidance systems for the Trident Missle.
He was the beloved husband of Helen (Binkowski); devoted father of Martin and his wife, Marie, of Middleton and the late Chester and his surviving wife, Rise, of Cambridge; loving father of Andrew, Jessica, Elizabeth and Melissa and great grandfather of Isaac and Paul; dear brother of Martin Janiak of Danvers and the late Edward and Dorothy Dolan.
Funeral arrangements were by the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons Funeral Home, Revere. Burial was in Puritan Lawn Memorial Park. For guest book, please visit: www.Buonfiglio.com
Thomas Ferris, 92
Member of NRA
Thomas Ferris of Revere died on September 2 at the Melrose-Wakefield Hospital after a short illness. He was age 92 years old.
A member of the National Rifle Association, he retired in 1979 after 35 years as a tool grinder with the General Electric River Works in Lynn.
Born in East Boston, he was the husband of the late Eva (Marotta) Ferris; dear father of Thomas Ferris and his wife, Alice, and Paul Ferris, all of Revere; brother of Doris (Ferris) Iodice of New Hampshire and the late Hugh Ferris and William Ferris. He is also lovingly survived by five grandchildren, Thomas Ferris III, Laurie DiBartolomeo, Danielle Gagnon, Melanie Ferris, Melissa Ferris, and two great grandchildren, Thomas Ferris IV and Cameron Ferris.
Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the William R. Carafa & Son Home for Funerals, Chelsea. Burial was at Woodlawn Cemetery in Everett.
Thomas Sorrenti Sr.
Of Chelsea, formerly of Everett
Thomas W. Sorrenti Sr. of Chelsea, formerly of Everett, died on September 2.
He was the beloved husband of Mary (Breda) and the late Katherine Sorrenti; loving father of Thomas W. Sorrenti Jr. and his wife, Bernadette, of No. Reading and Lucille Gunn and her husband, Thomas, of No. Billerica; beloved brother of Anna McGee and the late Joseph, Anthony, John, and Frank Sorrenti, and Annette DeLuca, Lillian Porcaro, and Mary Wood. He is also survived by four loving grandchildren, Michael and Christine Sorrenti and John Gravallese and Danielle Stone, as well as three loving great grandchildren, Erica, Gianna, and Samuel, and many loving nieces and nephews.
Funeral arrangements were by the Salvatore Rocco & Sons Funeral Home, 331 Main St., Everett. Burial was in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. Memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association , 311 Arsenal St., Watertown 02472.
Alice Saladino, 87
Retired employee of Hood Milk
Alice M. (Huntley) Saladino, a 39-year resident of Chelsea, died at the Life Care Center of Plymouth on September 2 after a long illness. She was 87 years old.
Born in Boston, she attended Jamaica Plain Schools and retired as a computer operator with Hood Milk 22 years ago after many years of service. She was a member of Our Lady of Grace Socialites.
She was the wife of the late Sebastian “Sal” “Bud” Saladino; dear mother of Arthur D. Moriarty and his wife, Sue, of Plymouth, Robert F. Moriarty and his wife, Evelyn, of Abington and is also lovingly survived by seven grandchildren, Susan, Scott, Kerry, Lisa, Gene, Michelle, and Robert, four great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral arrangements were by the William R. Carafa & Son Home for Funerals, Chelsea. Burial was in the family lot at Holy Cross Cemetery in Malden. For those who wish, donations in her memory may be made to The Alzheimer’s Association . 311 Arsenal St. Watertown, MA 02472 and/or The Maintenance Fund c/o Our Lady of Grace Church 59 Nichols St. Chelsea, MA 02150.