Obituaries 05-17-2016

Judith Sarro

Of East Boston

Judith A. (Jordan) Sarro of East Boston died peacefully on May 14.

She was the beloved wife of the late Joseph; devoted mother of Joseph R. of Boston, Gerald and his wife, Margaret of Plympton,MA, James C. and his wife, Dina  of Winthrop, Judith A. Sarro and her husband, Luis Sanchez of Lynn, Timothy E. and Scott M., both of East Boston and the late Gregory M. She is also survived by 11 loving grandchilden and six cherished  great grandchildren as well as many loving nieces and nephews.

Family and friends will honor Judith’s life by gathering in the Ruggiero Family Memorial,  971 Saratoga St. (Orient Heights) East Boston on Wednesday, May 18 from 4 to 8  p.m. with a service in our chapel starting at 7:45 p.m. Cremation service will be private. In lieu of flowers, in honoring  Judith,  memorial donations may be made to Animal Rescue league of Boston, 10 Chandler St., Boston 02116.   For complimentary transportation to funeral home please call 617 569 0990

John Bruttaniti

Chelsea Police Officer

John P. Bruttaniti, Chelsea Police Officer of Lynn, formerly of Chelsea, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, May 12. He was 41 years old.

John, or as he was affectionately known to family and close friends as Coco, was born in Boston to Karen Bruttaniti and Johnny Perkins on September 23, 1974. He graduated from the Dearborn Academy in 1993.  After graduating, he began working as a heavy equipment operator.  John began his public service career by enlisting in the US Army Reserves, served as a Military Police Investigator and was deployed to Iraq from 2003 to 2004.

In June of 2001, he began working for the Massachusetts General Hospital Police until April of 2005.  On April 18, 2005, John began the Mass Firefighting Academy, Recruit Class #168 and successfully completed the course on July 15, 2005 for the City of Chelsea Fire Department and was assigned to Central Fire Station, Engine #2. On March 3, 2008, John began the Massachusetts Transit Police Academy and graduated on August 20, 2008 for the City of Chelsea Police Department.

During John’s Career as a Chelsea Police Officer, he was assigned as a motorcycle officer, arson investigator and most recently, on April 20, 2016, he became a Field Training Officer.

One of John’s proudest moments was in June 2015 when he was approached by a parent of young child who had a penny lodged in her throat.  John immediately sprung into action and within seconds dislodged the penny and resuscitated her.  John kept that penny with him and carried it on him at all times as a momento. For John’s heroic actions, he was awarded the Chelsea Police Department’s Life Saving Award.

On May 12th, 2016, Chief Kyes, also of the Chelsea Police Department, notified John, that the Statewide Advisory Committee for CPR/First Responders within the Mass Police Training Council (MPTC), would be recognized for going above and beyond their law enforcement duties in rendering medical assistance to a person in need.  This recognition exemplifies that their CPR/First Responder training was beneficial in saving a life.

John was an avid motorcycle rider both on and off-duty.  He was a member of the Renegade Pigs Law Enforcement Motorcycle Club, Boston.  On several occasions, John assisted the Massachusetts Wounded Vet Run, providing an escort as a motorcycle officer for hundreds of riders through several North Shore Communities.

He was the loving son of Karen Bruttaniti of East Boston and Johnny Perkins of Alabama; devoted boyfriend to Kim Segal of Chelsea; dear brother of Karen Bruttaniti-Campbell of Dorchester, Nicole Correa of Florida and Ernest (Cucho) Acevedo, of Wilmington; loving uncle to Festus, Noah and Gemeisah and is also survived by his loving uncles, aunts and cousins.

Family and friends honored John’s life by gathering on Tuesday, May 17  in St. Rose Church, 600 Broadway, Chelsea. A funeral Mass was held  Wednesday, May 18 in St Rose Church  at 10:30 a.m. in celebration of John’s life (PLEASE GO DIRECTLY TO CHURCH ON WEDNESDAY)  Services concluded with John being laid to rest with military honors in Woodlawn Cemetery.

For more information visit: Arrangements with the personal care of RUGGIERO FAMILY MEMORIAL HOME, EAST BOSTON, 617 569 0990.


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