Obituaries 12-06-2011

Anna Benvenuto

North End Resident

Anna (Diecidue) Benvenuto of Boston’s North End died on November 30. She was 103 years old.

The cherished daughter of the late Rose (Graffeo) and Leonardo Diecidue, she was the loving wife of the late Vincenzo Benvenuto; beloved mother of Mary Piazza and her husband, Stephen of Peabody, Rose Ciaramitaro of Medford and her late husband, Vito, Anthony Benvenuto and his loving companion, Michelle Chase, and the late Alfred and Leonardo Benvenuto; loving grandmother of 10 and many great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren. She was the caring sister of the late Tony, Paul, Calogero, and Angela and is also survived by many nephews, nieces, and cousins.

Funeral arrangements were by the Boston Harborside Home. Burial was at St. Michael Cemetery in Boston. Memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Association, 20 Speen Street, Framingham MA 01701. www.bostonharborsidehome.com

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Lena Buonopane

Member of A.B.C.D. of the North End

Lena (Palomba) Buonopane of Stoneham and the North End of Boston died on November 27. She was 90 years old.

A member of the Craft Club at the Stoneham Senior Center and the A.B.C.D. in the North End, she was the beloved wife of the late Anthony Buonopane; devoted mother of Suzanne Mika of the North End, Marie Doherty and her husband, James of Stoneham, Stephen Buonopane and his wife, Linda of Billerica and the late Anthony Buonopane of Plymouth; cherished grandmother of Jamie Fantasia and her husband, Michael of Billerica, Jimmy Doherty and his wife, Cheryl of Medford, Michael Doherty of Stoneham, Michele Guidaboni and her husband, Jay, Anthony Buonopane and his wife, Kathy, all of Plymouth, Andrea Chiesa of Worcester and John Mika and his wife, Christina; loving great grandmother of Nicholas, Amanda, Daniel, Samantha, Aidan, Christopher, Gianna, Olivia, Colton, and Kira. She was the dear sister of Remo Palomba and his late wife, Joann of Jamaica Plain, the late Ann Villa and her surviving spouse, John of Cotit, the late Gloria Madden, the late Nello Palomba and his surviving spouse, Millie, the late Richard Palomba and his late wife, Grace and the late Linda James. She is also survived by several loving nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Barile Family Funeral Home, Stoneham. Please honor Mrs. Buonopane by making donations in her memory to Winchester Hospital Building Fund, 41 Highland Ave., Winchester, MA 01890. To send a memorialcondolence: www.barilefuneral.com.

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Margherita Schena

East Boston Resident

Margherita M. (Pagliuca) Schena of East Boston died on November 25.

She was the beloved wife of the late Giovanni Schena; devoted mother of Anna DeRienzo and her husband, Pasquale of Brockton and Josephine Iannessa of East Boston; loving sister of Ezecchia Pagliuca of East Boston, Gennaro and Josephine Pagliuca, both of Italy and was pre-deceased by two sisters and three brothers. She was the dear sister-in-law of Antonio Schena, the cherished grandmother of Giovanni and Ava and is also survived by many fond nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home, Orient Heights East Boston. She was laid to rest in the  Community Mausoleum in Woodlawn Cemetery with her beloved husband, Giovani. May they now both rest in peace. For more information: www.ruggieromh.com

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John Dellatto

Of Revere, formerly of Boston’s North End

John A. Dellatto of Revere, formerly of Boston’s North End and Malden, died unexpectedly on Thanksgiving Day

He was the devoted father of Linda D. Ford and her husband, Revere Police Lt. Steven J. Ford of Middleton and Daniel M. Dellatto of Chelsea; cherished grandfather of Erica D. and Stephanie M. Ford of Middleton; dear brother of Annette Clark of Medford, Ralph Dellatto and his wife, Carol of North Andover and Marguerite Manne and her husband, Joseph of Billerica and is also lovingly survived by many nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, Revere. Entombment was in the family mausoleum at St. Michael Cemetery, Jamaica Plain. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Salvation Army Citadel, 258 Chestnut St., Chelsea, MA 02150.