Obituaries 11-22-2011

John Tomasino

Of Revere, formerly of the North End

John M. Tomasino of Revere, formerly of Boston’s North End, died on November 13.

A US Army veteran of the Korean War, he was the beloved husband of Rose Marie Marie (Terrazano) Tomasino with whom he shared 63 years of marriage; loving father of John G. Tomasino of Revere and Carol J. Rogers of North Andover; dear brother of Felicia Donahoo of Virginia, Grace Chavoustic of Colorado and Anna Tomasino of Florida.

Arrangements were by Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, Revere. Entombment was in the Mausoleum at Woodlawn Cemetery. For guest book:

Frank Coppola

Longtime Record American Employee

Frank A. Coppola of Medford, formerly of the North End of Boston, died on November 14 with his daughters by his side. He was 88 years old.

The beloved husband of the late Anna R. (DeGregorio) Coppola, he was born in the North End of Boston on March 3, 1923 to Raphael and Concetta (Pascabusco) Coppola He married Anna Rose Coppola on September 2, 1945 and they enjoyed 60 beautiful years together until her death on November 21, 2005.

They raised three daughters in Medford and were active members of St. Francis of Assisi Church in Medford. He started work with the Boston Record American during World War II delivering newspapers, remained in the delivery department for 52 years and was also the former vice president of Teamster Local Union 259.

Frank was a gentle caring and generous person who loved his family and friends and was loved by many as well. He was a wonderful storyteller to anyone who would listen and had a keen memory for every detail of the story.

He was the devoted father of Carol Ann Lapiana of Stoneham, Phyllis DelTergo of Charlestown and Rosemarie Palumbo of Lynnfield; the beloved Papa of Kerry, David, Matthew, Christopher and Michele. He was the great grandfather of Abbey, Jackson, Nicolas and Sophia; the beloved brother of Pasquale Coppola of Florida, Joseph Coppola of Medford, Joanne DeMarco of Boston and the late Angela Giallanella and Justin Coppola and is also survived by many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Funeral arrangements were by the Cincotti Funeral Home, Medford. Burial was in St Michael’s Cemetery, Boston.

Evelyn Bresnahan

Worked for American Optical, Forbes Lithograph

and Everlastic Co.

Evelyn H. (DeYeso) Bresnahan of Revere died on November 13 at the Pilgrim Rehabilitation and Skilled Nursing Facility of Peabody following a long illness. She was 93 years old.

Mrs. Bresnahan was born and raised in Boston’s North End and came to Revere as a little girl. She remained a resident of Revere for the rest of her life. She was a graduate of Revere High School, Class of 1935 and worked for the former Forbes Lithograph, American Optical and Everlastic Co.

She was the widow of the late John Damore and John J. Bresnahan; devoted mother of Glenn J. Bresnahan and his fiancée, Mary Ann Mazzaferro of Revere and Ipswich and the late Dawn B. Santosuosso; the dear mother in law of Ronald A. Santosuosso of Revere and Las Vegas, Nevada and the sister of the late Edward E., William G. and Florence E. DeYeso. She is also lovingly survived by several nieces and nephews, grand nieces and grand nephews.

Funeral arrangements were the Vertuccio & Smith Home For Funerals, Revere. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Alzheimers’ Association, 311 Arsenal St., Watertown, MA 02472.

Patricia Dente

East Boston Resident

Patricia M. (Powers) Dente of East Boston died on November 13.

The devoted wife of 58 years of Frank N, Dente, she was the beloved mother of Frank J. and his wife, Lois of Revere, David and his wife, Lisa of Wakefield, Mary Messina and her husband, Anthony of Danvers and Erica Dente of the North End of Boston; dear sister of Margaret Montgomery of Vermont, Tom Powers of Virginia, Alice DeSimone of Chelsea, Angela “Cora” Webster of Malden, Jimmy Powers of Malden, Rita Capezzuto of East Boston and the late Ellen “Ella” Hayes; cherished grandmother of Anthony, Taylor and Kelsey Messina and Diandrea Dente. She is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home, East Boston. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery. In honoring Mrs. Dente, memorial donations may be made to B.I.D.M.C Palliative Care, 330 Brookline Ave., Boston 02215 (in memo, please put Patricia Dente Fund.) For more information, please visit

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