Obituaries 12-14-2010

Salvatore ‘Sully’ Michael Bellino

Unit helped free Dachau Concentration Camp Prisoners

in World War II

Salvatore “Sully” Michael Bellino, a 40 year resident of Swampscott, died December 5 at the Jewish Rehabilitation Center in Swampscott. He was 96 years old.

The husband of the late Phyllis (Beatrice) Bellino, he was born in Chelsea on November 28, 1914, son of the late Paul Bellino and Antonette (Tomesello) Bellino and he lived on Grove Street in East Boston. During the summer of 1931, he served in the Citizens Military Training Camp (CMTC) aka Civilian Conservation Corp (CCC). He was a graduate of East Boston High School, class of 1932.
A US Army veteran of World War II, he enlisted on May 3, 1943 and graduated from the School for Medical Technicians at Lawson General Hospital, Atlanta, Georgia on September 6, 1943. He served in Europe with Company C, 75th Medical Battalion under General George Patton, having engagements in Northern France, Rhineland, and Ardennes Central Europe. In the spring of 1945, Mr. Bellino’s Army Unit helped free the prisoners in the Dachau Concentration Camp.

He returned to the United States on October 6, 1945 and was discharged at Ft. Devens on November 5, 1945. He received the Good Conduct Medal, Victory Medal, the European, African and Middle Eastern Theater Campaign ribbons and expert marksman badge. He served in both the Battle of the Bulge and the Normandy invasion.

He joined the US Postal Service in 1951 and retired as a Safety Engineer in 1980 at the age of 66. Mr. Bellino was a graduate of the Harvard Exchange Program in Government Safety. For several years he met for breakfast at the Salem Diner with Johnny Pesky and “Pesky’s Posse”.

He is survived by his two children, Marian Phyllis (Bellino) Saluto and her husband, George J. Saluto, of Danvers and Joseph P. Bellino of Simsbury, CT. He also leaves two nephews, Richard Tacelli and Father Ronald Tacelli of Boston College, a niece, Cyndi Tacelli, and several nephews and a niece of the Beatrice family. He dearly loved his many grandchildren and great grandchildren and delighted in spending time with them. He was the brother of the late Grace Tacelli.

His family would like to thank the Jewish Rehabilitation Center of Swampscott as well as his many friends and Swampscott neighbors for their care, concern and friendship.

Funeral arrangements were by the Solimine, Landergan & Richardson Funeral Home, Lynn.  Burial was in Swampscott Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Jewish Rehabilitation Center, 330 Paradise Rd,, Swampscott, MA 01907.

Anna Taylor

Member of the Madonna Del Soccorso Society of Boston

Anna A. (Imbornone) Taylor of Revere, born and raised in the North End of Boston, quietly passed away in the loving arms of her family on December 8.

She was the beloved wife of the late Kenneth; devoted mother of Ann DeLorenzo and her husband, Stephen, of Salem, James and his wife, Kim, of Lynn, Denise Taylor of Revere, Robert and his wife, Michel, of Swampscott, Joseph and his wife, Lynda, of Pelham, NH and the late Kenneth Jr.; dear sister of the late Christine DiMarino, Jenny DeGregorio, Catherine Giarratani, Frank Imbornone, Gino Imbornone and Domenic Imbornone; loving grandmother of Anthony, Andrew, James Jr, Jennifer, Scott, Mia, Ava and Jacob. She is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, Revere. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery. For guest book, please visit

Elvira Culotta

Artist and Educator

Elvira M. Culotta died peacefully at the Arbors, Bedford, NH on December 5 her spirit soaring joyfully aloft to the bright morning star. She was 96 years old.

Born in Dorchester on August 9, 1914, after graduating from the Massachusetts College of Art in 1938, she designed wallpaper for the New York City market. During World War II, she worked as a draftsperson at GE in Lynn.

For more than 30 years, she taught art, including ceramics, in the Revere Public Schools, grades 1 to 12.  During summer vacations, she would travel to Sicily, where her parents were born, and to Rome, Cuba, and Florida.

After her retirement in 1979, she participated in many art exhibits at the Marblehead Arts Association, the Swampscott Arts Association, and in the Boston area. She won many prizes for her bright-colorful collage style, which included rice paper, embedded in acrylic paintings. Her creative enthusiasm for art and beauty sustained her.

In 1990 she sold her family home on Florence Avenue in Revere and moved into a condo on Lynn Shore Drive, overlooking the Atlantic Ocean and Nahant. Since 2004, she has been residing at the Arbors, Bedford, NH.

She is survived by her cousins, Paul H. Carr and Jean and Louis Villanova.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Phaneuf Funeral Home, Manchester, NH.

Luis Cancela-Soto

Former Shaw’s Employee

Luis M. Cancela-Soto died following a long and courageous battle with overwhelming illness at the Tewksbury Hospital on December 2.  He was 44 years old.

Born in Boston, he was the son of Carmen J. Soto of Chelsea and Ismael Cancela of Florida.  He worked at a variety of jobs throughout his life and was working in the Deli at Shaw’s Supermarket in East Boston before becoming ill.

He was the devoted father of Brianna Cancela; loving son of Carmen J. Soto of Chelsea and step-son of William Rivera; dear brother of Carmen Cancela of Haverhill, Osvaldo Cancela of Lynn and Jose Cancela of Boston.  He is also survived by many cousins and relatives.

Honoring his wishes, funeral services were private.

Funeral Arrangements were entrusted to the care and direction of the Frank A. Welsh and Sons Funeral Home, Chelsea. To send messages of condolence to the family, please visit

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