Obituaries 12-21-2010

Rosa Padova

North End resident

Rosa (Ferrigno) Padova of the North End, formerly of Sicily Italy, died on December 15.

She was the beloved wife of Antonio Padova; devoted  mother of Paola Giacalone and her husband, Lorenzo, of East Boston and the late Alfonso Pedova; loving grandmother of seven grandchildren  and adored great grandmother of three.

Funeral arrangements were by the Ruggiero-Mazzarella Memorial Home (Orient Heights) East Boston.

Entombment was in Woodlawn Mausoleum, Everett.

For more information or to send an online condolence, www.ruggieromh.com

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Joseph ‘Uncle Joey’ Aufiero

Of Medford, formerly of the North End

Joseph A. “Uncle Joey” Aufiero of Medford, formerly of Boston’s North End, died on December 11.

A US Navy veteran of World War II, he was the dear son of the late Saverio and Maria Grazia (Lepore) Aufiero; devoted brother of the late Anna Capodanno, Jenny Capodanno, Gloria Richard, Helen Aufiero, Albert Aufiero and Americo “Chickie” Aufiero; loving and generous uncle to three generations of nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Dello Russo Funeral Home, Medford. Burial was in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. For obituary and guestbook, dellorusso.net.

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Pasquale ‘Pat’ Aloise

Of Medford, formerly of the North End

Pasquale “Pat” Aloise of Medford, formerly of Boston’s North End, died on December 11.

A US Army veteran of World War II, he was the beloved husband of Pauline (Montefusco) Aloise; devoted and loving father of Frances Janet Alviti and her husband, Arnold “Arnie” Alviti, of Medford and is also survived by many dear nieces and nephews.

His Funeral Mass was celebrated in St. Leonard Church in Boston’s North End. Burial was at Oak Grove Cemetery, Medford. In lieu of flowers contributions may be sent in his name to the American Cancer Society , 30 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701. For obituary and to send an online condolence: dellorusso.net

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Rocco ‘Tom’ Tenore

Of Saugus, formerly of the North End

Rocco “Tom” Tenore of Saugus, formerly of the North End, died on December 9.

A US Army veteran of World War II, he was a retired U.S. Postal Service Letter Carrier.

He was the beloved husband of Grace (Darrigo) Tenore; loving father of Gail Iebba and her husband, Armand, of Wakefield and Janet Gottlieb and her husband, Jon, of Roslyn, NY; cherished grandfather of Francesca and Nicholas Iebba and Sarah and Joshua Gottlieb; brother of Rose LoPilato of the North End and the late Mary Fischer; brother-in-law of Pauline Perde and Patrick Darrigo, both of Saugus; uncle of Robert Perde of Saugus and Flavia Siuda of Melrose.

Funeral arrangements were by the Bisbee-Porcella Funeral Home, Saugus. Burial was in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. For condolences: www.BisbeePorcella.com

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Stephanie Gallarelli Bamonte

North End Resident

Stephanie (Langone) Gallarelli Bamonte of Boston’s North End, formerly of the West End, died on December 9. She was 71 years old.

She was the beloved daughter of the late Ada (Bradanese) and Michael J. Langone; loving wife of Bernard Bamonte, Jr.; cherished mother of Michele Gallarelli and James J. Gallarelli; loving grandmother of Amanda Mendoza and her husband, Frank, Talia Thacher and James V. Gallarelli; great grandmother of Natalie and Coco Mendoza; cherished sister of Michael J. Langone, Jr., Carol Catanzaro and her husband, Joseph. She is also survived by many loving nieces, cousins, and friends.

Funeral arrangements were by the Boston Harborside Home, Boston. Memorial donations may be made to Mass General Hospital, Tucker Gosnell Gastrointestinal Fund. Gifts can be mailed to the Development Office at 165 Cambridge Street, Suite 600, Boston, MA 02114. To leave online condolences, please visit www.bostonharborsidehome.com

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John O. Baca

Longtime North End resident

On August 23, 2010, Mr. John Baca, longtime North End resident lost his seven month battle with cancer. He had just turned 50 on July 22. John was born and raised in the western part of the country in states including Colorado and Arizona. He had several degrees from various universities including Kent State in Ohio. During recent years, while living in Boston, he worked as a counselor at places such as the Boston Public Health Commission, the nearby S.T.E.P., Inc., and Roxcomp in the Roxbury-J.P. area.

When John first moved to Stillman Street some 12 years ago, he immediately began to fit in. He made it a point to get to know his fellow tenants, the merchants, and anybody else he contacted. He quickly became more of a friend to those who knew him. And he was always too glad to help a person out especially someone in need. Even during the days before his final return to the hospital, he tried to do all the things he always did but anyone could tell that he was in great pain as the struggle got worse.

John died peacefully at Boston Medical Center shortly after midnight of August 23. He was laid to rest in Fairview Cemetery in Hyde Park.  The William Spencer Funeral Home of South Boston handled the burial.

John will be greatly missed by all who knew him like Andy, Tom, Bobby C., John the Florist, Jack, his many clients, his fellow workers, as well as the crews from Ernesto’s Pizza, D & R Meats, Goody Glovers, and Pace’s.

Thank you, John. May you rest in peace.