Obituaries 12-06-2010

Leonard Tammaro

Of Florida, formerly of the North End

Leonard Tammaro of Lauderdale Lakes, Florida, formerly of Boston’s North End and Revere, died on November 27 following a valiant battle with kidney failure.

Born and raised in Boston’s North End, he graduated from Boston College High School and served in the U.S. Air Force.

He was the son of the late Anthony and Lena Tammaro and is survived by his son, Robert, of Springfield, MA, and his granddaughter, Janessa, of Miami, Florida; his brothers, John of Florida, Anthony and his wife, Jeannette, of Revere and his sister, Juliette, and her husband, Robert Raftery, of Revere. He is also survived by nine nieces and nephews and many great-nieces and nephews.

A Memorial Mass will be celebrated on Saturday, December 11 at 11 a.m. at St. Anthony’s Church, Revere Street, Revere. A gathering of family and friends will be held at Tecce’s Restaurant, No. Washington Street, Boston, following the services. Arrangements for his return home were made by TM Ralph Funeral Home, Plantation, Florida.

Giuditta Fabrizio

Hardworking and loving homemaker

Giuditta (Sabatino) Fabrizio died unexpectedly early Thanksgiving morning in her Chelsea home, sadly overwhelmed by grief for the past six months since the loss of her beloved husband, Sabino, in May. She was 76 years old. Together the couple shared 54 years of marriage and great devotion to one another.

Born and raised in Montefalcione, Avelino Region of Italy, she was the beloved daughter of the late Vincenzo and Raffaella (Ciampa) Sabatino.  In 1956, she married Sabino, and in the early 1960’s the couple settled in London, England for 10 years.  While in London she worked outside her home for the European Division of Polaroid.  Together with her husband and daughter they came to the United States and lived in Boston’s North End for nine years before locating to Chelsea 31 years ago.

She worked for many years as a machine operator with Northeastern Envelope Company located in Boston and Braintree.  She retired at the age of 67 when the company relocated to Chicago. A hardworking, loving homemaker, she devoted most of her time to family and enjoyed gardening, growing flowers and house plants.

She was the devoted mother of Raffaella F. DiStefano of Lynnfield; cherished grandmother of Raffaella, Oriana and Gianluca DiStefano, all of Lynnfield; dear sister of Mario and Vincenzo Sabatino, both of Canada, Armando Sabatino of Belgium and the late Anthony Sabatino; dear Sister in law of Maria Sabatino of Readville, Domenico and Mafalda Fabrizio of Everett, Antonia and Giuseppe Pagliuca of Chelsea, Giuseppe Fabrizio of Chelsea, Gerardo and Antonietta Fabrizio of Saugus, Delia and Antonio Cassano of Lynnfield, Joann Fabrizio of Chelsea, Francesco Garofalo and Rosetta Brusaporco, both of Italy and the late Anna Fabrizio, Maria Garofalo and Antonio Fabrizio. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Funeral Arrangements were entrusted to the care and direction of the Frank A. Welsh and Sons Funeral Home.

Entombment was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett.   Should friends desire, contributions in her memory may be made to American Heart Association, 20 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701 or by visiting To send expressions of sympathy, please visit

Virginia Scalia

Retired Office Manager

Virginia (Amabile) Scalia of Winthrop died at the Mount Auburn Hospital in Cambridge on November 26. She was 75 years old.

Prior to her retirement, she worked as the office manager for A1 Heating and Air conditioning.

She was the beloved wife of the late Anthony M. Scalia; devoted mother of Nina Scalia of the North End of Boston and Mary Hatch of Winthrop. Born in Boston, she was the cherished daughter of the late Sam and Mary (Lucariello) Amabile; adored grandmother of five and great-grandmother of five; dear sister of Marie Amabile and Barbara Stone, both of Braintree, and Leonard Amabile of Florida and is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

At the family’s request, funeral services were private. Funeral arrangements were by the Maurice W. Kirby Funeral Home, Winthrop. For guestbook, go to

Angelo Luciano Gibelli

Of Revere, formerly of the North End

Angelo Luciano Gibelli of Revere, formerly of the North End, died on November 26.

A US Army veteran of World War II, he was a Life member of the VFW DeFronzo Post 2346 Saugus, Knights of Columbus, St Anthony’s Holy Name Society and the Postal Workers Union Local 34.

The beloved husband of Angeline (Ziogas), he was the devoted father of Donna Nugent- Gibelli of Norton and Stephen and his wife, Deborah, of Portland, CT; loving grandfather of Nicholas Angelo and Alexandra Rochelle; dear brother of Salvatore of North Billerica, Josephine Chiampa of Medford, Connie Bono of Somerville and the late Gaetano, Louis and Mary Messina. He is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, Revere. Burial was in Puritan Lawn Memorial Park. For guest book or flowers please visit

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