Obituaries 11-01-2010

Lucia ‘Lucy’ Di Leo

Lynn resident

Lucia “Lucy” (Rizza) Di Leo of Lynn, formerly of Everett and the North End of Boston, died peacefully on October 28 at home with her family by her side.

A loving mother, grandmother and homemaker, her favorite pastime was cooking Italian feasts for her Sunday family dinners.

Born in Boston’s North End, she was the loving daughter of the late Francesco and Guiseppina (Spiculia) Rizza; the beloved wife of the late Antonio R. Di Leo with whom she shared 60 years of marriage; loving mother of Ronald Di Leo and his wife, Sandra, of California, Joanne Mellen and her husband, Bill, of Lynn, Anthony Di Leo and his wife Rosanne, of Everett, Theresa Burns and her husband, David, of Arizona, Thomas Di Leo and his wife, Cheryl, of Georgia, Joseph Di Leo and his wife, Mary Kelley of Revere and the late Dennis Di Leo; dear sister of Luciano Rizza and his wife, Nina, of Connecticut. “Mama “Lucy” was the cherished grandmother of 16 and great grandmother of seven.

Funeral arrangements were by Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, Revere. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. MemoriaI gifts can be made to All Care Hospice, 16 City Hall Square, Lynn, MA 01901. For guest book,


Robert King

Former Proprietor of A.C. Lawrence of Danvers

Robert P. “Bob” King of Port Charlotte, Florida, formerly of Cape Cod, Danvers and Revere, died at the Sea Coast Nursing Center on October 14. He was 87 years old.

Born in Swampscott, he was a veteran and the former proprietor of the A.C. Lawrence Tannery (Leather Company) of Danvers.

He was the son of the late Pierce W. F. King and Katheryn (Haley); beloved husband of Marie (Maiorano); devoted father of Jeff King and Jamie King, both of Danvers, Janice Lovell of Maine and Stephanie Giguere of Florida; dear brother of Marie Morin of Lynn and is also survived by 13 loving grandchildren, many great grandchildren and two great great grandchildren.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, Revere. Entombment was at Woodlawn Mausoleum.


Janet Combe

Active in Saugus community

Janet T. ( Carpineto) Combe died on October 23 at the Rosewood Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Peabody.  She was 72 years old.

The wife of the late Arthur Combe, she was born in Boston, the daughter of the late Joseph and Nellie (Bruno) Carpineto. 

Raised in Revere and a Saugus resident for the last 47 years, she was a member of the Saugus Historical Society and was an active member of the Saugus community.

She is survived by one daughter; Rhonda Combe of Lynn, one son, Arthur Combe Jr. of Lynnfield and two grandchildren; Stephanie and Arthur III.  She was the sister of Susie Sulis of Arizona and Jo Ann Carpineto of Revere and is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Bisbee-Porcella Funeral Home, Saugus. Burial was in Riverside Cemetery, Saugus. Donations in her memory may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital , 501 St. Jude Pl., Memphis, TN 38105. For more information:


Salomon Morales

Machine Operator

Salomon Morales of Lynn died at home on October 22. He was 48 years old.

Born in El Salvador, he has been a Lynn resident for many years. He worked for Cambridge Brands as a machine operator.

He was the beloved father of Katerina Morales of Lynn; loving son of Alonso Morales of El Salvador and the late Clotilde Barhona; brother of Vilma De Cromez of Everett and Blanca Morales of Canada.

Funeral arrangements were by the Cafasso & Sons Funeral Home, Everett.


Father Bede Ferrara OFM

Priest and Author

Father Bede Ferrara, OFM, of New York, formerly of East Boston and the North End of Boston, died on October 22.

Fr. Bede was ordained a priest on June 17, 1951. He served as assistant pastor of Saint Anthony’s in Troy for one year following his ordination; as assistant pastor of Saint Anthony Church, New York City from 1952 to 53 and as assistant pastor of Our Lady Help of Christians, Pittsburgh from 1953 to 1955. From 1955 to 1958, while living at Saint Sebastian’s in New York City, he ministered to the Third Order as Provincial Vice-Commissary. In 1958, Fr. Bede was appointed Director of Vocations. He chronicled 15 years as a “Franciscan Recruiter” in his book entitled: The Boom and the Echo. Fr. Bede served as pastor of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, Mount Vernon from 1973 to 1976 and as pastor of Saint Leonard Church in Boston from 1976 to 1979. In January of 1980, he moved to The Listening Place in Lynn.

Visitation was held at Saint Francis Friary in Andover and a Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated there with burial following in the Friars’ Cemetery. For online condolences, visit

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