Obituaries 04-30-2013

Deborah Emmett

Of East Boston

Deborah A. (Vitale) Emmett of East Boston died on April 12.

The beloved wife of the late Robert Emmett, Sr., she was the loving daughter of the late Paul Vitale, Augustine “Sugie” Moriello and Angelina (Grassa) Moriello; cherished mother of Robert Jr., Sean and Derek Emmett, all of East Boston; dear sister of Michele Vitale and Sharon Cabral and her husband, Tom of East Boston and Paula Vitale of Lynn. She is also survived by one loving grandson, Cody and by many nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, Revere. For guest book:

Anne Merrick

Retired Nurse

Anne M. (O’Hara) Merrick of Lynn died on April 25 at Salem Hospital after a long illness. She was 71 years old.

A nurse at various hospitals before her retirement, she was born in Little Falls, New York, the daughter of the late Frank and Julia (O’Keefe) O’Hara and is survived by one son, Brian D. Merrick of Quincy and one daughter, Jennifer Merrick.

Private services were held at the Nadworny Funeral Home, Lynn. For guestbook:

Alice DeSimone

Devoted Homemaker

Alice T. (Ford) DeSimone of Revere died at the Lighthouse Nursing Care Center in Revere. She was 84 years old.

The beloved wife of James J. “Gigi” DeSimone with whom she shared 62 years of marriage, she was born and raised in Lynn, the daughter of the late William and Alice (Dolan) Ford and has lived in Revere for the past 62 years.

Mrs. DeSimone was a graduate of Sacred Heart School and St. Mary’s High School in Lynn. “Nana” was a devoted homemaker who loved to spend time with her family, especially her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She and her husband, “Gigi” also enjoyed wintering in Pembroke Park, Florida with their friends from Revere.

In addition to her husband, she leaves four daughters: Janice Sullivan and her husband, John, Carol Mastrangelo and her husband, Alan, Leanne Hartigan and her husband, Dennis and Joanne Rappa and her husband, Stephen, all of Saugus; one son, Dr. James DeSimone and his wife, Marta of Ft. Wayne, IN; 11 grandchildren: Jay Sullivan, Brendon Sullivan and his wife, Bethany, Ryan Sullivan and his wife, Amanda, Alan Mark Mastrangelo and his wife, Meredith, Amy Mastrangelo, Michael Hartigan and his wife, Danielle, Brian Hartigan and his fiancée, Kristie McDonough, Joseph DeSimone, Kate DeSimone, Stephen Rappa and his wife, Liz, Amanda Rappa and her fiancé, Scott Moses; four great grandchildren: Christopher, Christian, Harrison and  Alexandria and many nieces and nephews.  Mrs. DeSimone was predeceased by six brothers: William, Thomas, Henry, Robert, Arthur and John Ford.

Funeral arrangements were by the Bisbee-Porcella Funeral Home, Saugus. Burial was at Puritan Lawn Memorial Park, Peabody. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to American Parkinson’s Disease Assoc. MA Chapter, 72 East Concord St., C3, Boston, MA 02118. For condolences, visit:

Dominic Pagliarulo

Retired Postal Worker

Dominic T. Pagliarulo of Revere died on April 21.

A US Navy veteran of the Korean War and a retired postal worker, he was the cherished son of the late Thomas and Mary (Zangara) Pagliarulo; loving father of Steven  Pagliarulo and Meri Pergamo, both of  New Hampshire, Michael of Lynn, Thomas Pagliarullo and his wife, Phyllis and Deborah Nuzzo and her husband, Joseph, all of Peabody and the adored grandfather of nine.

A memorial service was held in the Chapel of the Resurrection in Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, Revere. For guest book:

Joseph Sniegoski

Life Member of Polish Legion American

Veterans Post 56

Joseph J. Sniegoski of Lynn died suddenly at the Mass General Hospital on April 26. He was 93 years old.

A World War II veteran and a Mill Operator at the Hathaway Company for 30 years retiring 28 years ago, he was a life member of the Polish legion American Veterans Post 56 and a communicant of the former St. Michael’s Parish.

Born in Lynn, the son of the late Andrew and Eva (Philaponis) Sniegoski and the husband of Alice M. (O’Neil) Sniegoski with whom he shared 63 years of marriage, he is also survived by his three sons, Robert J. and his wife, Carol of Ayer, William of Rowley and Thomas and his wife, Leanne of Stoughton and one daughter, Diane S. and her husband, Scott Dana of New Boston, NH. He was the beloved grandfather of seven grandchildren: Erin, Ryan, Maghan, Matthew and Terry Sniegoski and Maggie and Sam Dana and two great grandchildren, Callin and Rorey. He also leaves several nieces and nephews. He was the brother of the late John Sniegoski and Anna Babaian.

Funeral arrangements were by the Nadworny Funeral Home, Lynn. Burial was in St Joseph’s Cemetery, Lynn. For guest book:

Barbara Fucillo

Of Winthrop

Barbara A. (Daly) Fucillo of Winthrop passed away at the Whidden Hospital in Everett on April 18. She was 74 years old.

The beloved wife of George L. Fucillo, she was born in Winthrop, the daughter of the late John and Dorothy (Gaddis) Daly. She was the devoted mother of Deborah M. Fucillo and Cheri Fucillo, both of Winthrop; adored grandmother of Steven and Domenic DeMasi and Carissa and Mikayla Fucillo; dear sister of John “Jack” Daly and his wife, Joan of Malden, Alice Lally and her husband, Tom of Winthrop, and the late Richard Daly of Lynn, Dorothy “Jean” Calello-Lynch and Arline Mason of Winthrop. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Maurice W. Kirby Funeral Home, Winthrop. Burial was in Winthrop Cemetery (Belle Isle Section).  Donations in her name can be made to Autism Speaks, 1060 State Rd. 2nd Floor, Princeton, NJ, 08540 or to the American Cancer Society 43 Nagog Pk. Ste. 110, Acton, MA. 01720. For guestbook, please visit

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