Obituaries 03-27-2012

Kazimiera ‘Luszchak’ Skop

Former St. Michael’s Communicant

Kazimiera ‘Luszchak’ Skop of Lynn died on March 23 at Union Hospital after a brief illness. She was 90 years old.

A homemaker and a former communicant of St. Michael’s Church, she was the wife of the late Victor Skop and is survived by two sons, Victor M. and his wife, Susan J. Skop of Gloucester and Richard T. and his wife, Carol A. Skop of Peabody and one daughter, Diane J. Skop of Lynn. She was the loving grandmother of six grandsons: Christopher, Daniel, Michael, Richard, Derek and Kevin and two great grandchildren, Evelyn and Victor Miquel Skop.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend funeral services in the Nadworny Funeral Home, 798 Western Avenue, Lynn on Wednesday at 11 a.m. Burial will be in St. Joseph’s Cemetery. Visiting hours will be before the service from 9 to 11 a.m.

Elaine Disciscio

Of Peabody, formerly of East Boston

Elaine Disciscio of Peabody, formerly of East Boston, died on March 18.

She was the beloved daughter of the late Anthony “Bucky” and Rosemarie “Rosie” (Interbartolo) Disciscio; loving sister of Annette and Charles “Chucky” Disciscio of East Boston, Lucille Nastari of Lynn and Anthony “Bucky,” Richard “Ricky,” Rosemarie “Ro” and Rocco Disciscio, all of Peabody. She is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.

Family and friends are invited to attend a celebration of her life today, Tuesday, from 9 to 11 a.m. followed by services in Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, 262 Beach St., Revere at 11 a.m. Burial will be in Puritan Lawn Memorial Park, W. Peabody. For directions and guestbook:

George ‘Ziggy’ LaPia, Sr.

East Boston Resident

George “Ziggy” LaPia, Sr., of East Boston died on March 20.

He was the beloved husband of the late Barbara (Ferguson) LaPia; loving father of George LaPia, Jr and his wife, Robin of Saugus, Eileen Parker and her husband, Jaime of Malden, Nancy Meena and her husband, Daniel of Lynn, and Jon Michael LaPia and his wife, Elizabeth of Lynn; cherished grandfather of 14 and great-grandfather of five; dear brother of Carmella LaPia of East Boston and the late James, Michael, Antoinetta, Jennie and Nancy. He is also survived by loving nieces and nephews. Funeral arrangements were by the Rapino Memorial Home, East Boston. Burial was in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. For online condolences, visit

Gail Miller

Maryland Resident

Gail Miller of Takoma Park, Maryland, formerly of Alexandria, VA, died on May 16. She was 75 years old.

Ms. Miller was born in Highland County, Virginia to Ocie and Arnet Hevener, and spent most of life in Alexandria, VA. She was a writer and editor for a number of associations, and an advocate for public education. She was an avid researcher, a lover of new technology, and a passionate bridge player. She was quick witted, and always there with words of encouragement and wisdom for friends and family alike. But above all, Ms. Miller was a devoted mother and adoring grandmother.

She was the loving mother of Michael Serfoss, Stephen Serfass, Laura Marlin and her husband, Rich of Lynn and Linda Miller, and her husband, Martin Lowenfish; grandmother of Kyle and Scott Marlin and Luke and Eliza Gail Lowenfish.

Funeral services were held at Grace Episcopal Church, Alexandria, VA. Burial was at National Memorial Park, Falls Church, VA. Memorials may be made to the National Emphysema

Gary Bockser

Jack Satter House Mainenance Person

Gary Bockser of Chelsea, formerly of Revere and Lynn,  died on March 22. He was 58 years old.

Born in Lynn, he was the maintenance person for the Jack Satter House in Revere for many years. He had a long struggle with both heart and kidney failure and was on dialysis for seven years. He loved music, going to concerts on the Esplanade and going to both Foxwoods and Las Vegas.

He was the beloved son of Lillian Bockser and the late Alan Bockser; the dear brother of Jeffrey Bockser,  the loving uncle of Jacob Bockser, the devoted stepson of Alex Morochnick and the loving friend of Linda Camara.

Donations in his memory may be made to the Chelsea Jewish Nursing Home Foundation, 17 Lafayette Ave. Chelsea, MA 02150 or to the National Kidney Foundation, Finance Department 30 East 33rd St. New York, NY 10016. Arrangements were entrusted to the Torf Funeral Chapel, Chelsea. For online guestbook, please visit the funeral home website,

Judith Demetriou

Winthrop Resident

Judith (Nicholis) Demetriou of Winthrop died on March 19 in the Massachusetts General Hospital. She was 74 years old.

Born and raised in Lynn, she attended Lynn Public Schools and graduated from Lynn Classical

High School. She loved spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren.

She was the beloved wife of  Peter Demetriou; loving mother of  James Demetriou of Winthrop, Angela and her husband, Nicholas  Scangas of Lynnfield and Maria and her husband, Michael LoPresti of Melrose; cherished grandmother of Kristina, Nicholas, Steven and Andrew Scangas; sister of Dr. George Ronald Nicholis of Kansas.

Funeral arrangements were by the Maurice W. Kirby Funeral Home, Winthrop. Burial was in Winthrop Cemetery (Belle Isle section). For guestbook, go to

Nicholas Moscone

Worked for General Dynamics

Nicholas H. Moscone died at his Malden home on March 23 surrounded by his family. He was 61 years old.

Born in Boston and the Deputy Program Manager for General Dynamics, he was the beloved husband of Michele (DeVincenzi); devoted father of Jennifer Moscone-Dinarello and her husband, Dave of Saugus and Nicholas Moscone III of Malden; loving son of the late Nicholas and Muriel (Alander); dear brother of Stephen Moscone of Saugus, Henry Moscone and his wife, Terry of Lynn, Susan Moscone –Mirabello and her husband, Robert of Saugus; loving brother in-law of Irene DeVincenzi of Revere and is also survived by his cherished granddaughter, Sophia Rose Dinarello and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, Revere. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice of the North Shore, 75 Sylvan St., Danvers Ma 01923 or Brain Science Foundation, 148 Linden St #303, Wellesley Ma 02482. For guest book please visit

Elvira Tejeda

Raynham Resident

Elvira C. (Casto) Tejeda of Raynham, formerly of Westwood, died peacefully on March 20 just shy of her 80th birthday.

She was the loving daughter of Giuseppe and Rosaria (Motta) Casto. She grew up in East Boston and graduated from East Boston High School, Class of 1949. To follow her pursuit of education, she joined the US Air Force where she met her future husband, Julio. They were married on December 22, 1951 and lived on various Air Force bases before settling in Westwood where they raised their family. Her passion was spending time with her children and grandchildren; all else came secondary. She was the loving wife of Julio B. Tejeda of Raynham and devoted mother of Julie Tejeda and her husband, Charles Spall of Raynham, Richard and his wife, Connie of New York, Eva Melzar and her husband, Ray of Arizona, and Linda T. Gieg and her husband, John of Sharon; proud “Grandma” of Jonathan, David, Peter, Maria, Heather, Danny, Emily, Catherine, and Philip; sister of Eddie of Lynn, Rose D’Angelo of Everett, Tony of Watertown, and the late Chris.

Funeral arrangements were by the Prophett-Chapman, Cole & Gleason Funeral Home, Bridgewater. Memorial donations may be sent to the American Lung Association 1301 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Suite 800, Washington, DC 20004. For online guestbook, please visit

Philip Panarese

Of Florida, formerly of East Boston

Of Florida, formerly of East Boston

Philip Panarese of Englewood, FL, formerly of East Boston, died on March 18. He was 82 years old.

A US Navy veteran of World War II, he was born on February 18, 1926 in Boston to Mary Orlandella and Giovanni Panarese. Survivors include his wife of 61 years, Margie; his children, Susan of Lynn, Philip and his wife, Terry of Sandwich and David and his wife, Katt of North Port, FL; grandchildren, Valerie, Paul and Dawson; great grandchildren, Anthony and Lauryn and his brother,John and his wife, Helen of Sarasota, FL. He was the brother of the late Anthony of Lynnfield.

Expressions of sympathy may be made in his memory to the Alzheimer’s Association. To share a memory visit

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