Obituaries 06-19-2012

John Francis Gambale

Lifelong North End Resident

John Francis Gambale, a lifelong resident of Boston’s North End, died on June 12. He was 94 years old.

He is survived by his brother, Enrico Gambale and his wife, Ida of Roslindale; his sister, Helen Maroni of New York and by many loving nieces and nephews. He was the brother of the late Mary Colarusso, Alfonzo, Frank, Ernest, Arthur, and George Gambale.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial donations be made to Rosie’s Place, 889 Harrison Ave., Boston, MA, 02118. Arrangements were by the Boston Harborside Home of J.S. Waterman-Langone Funeral Home

Ferris Bishara Maloof

Longtime Railroad Worker and North End Resident

Ferris Bishara Maloof of Boston’s North End died peacefully at home on June 9 surrounded by family and friends. He was 86 years old.

Born in West Roxbury to Naseeb and Lillian (Younis) Maloof, he graduated from English High School. He served in the US Army during World War II and saw action in France.

Returning to Boston, he worked for the NY & NH Railroad as a fireman until 1967 when he moved to El Paso, TX where he went into business with relatives. His love of the railroad brought him to the Santa Fe/South Pacific as a brakeman. He was also Treasurer and National Delegate for the United Trans. Union and a life member of VFW Post 144. Upon his retirement, Mr. Maloof returned to Boston.

He was the loving companion of Maryann Deveau; adoring father of Ferris B. Maloof and his wife, Gail of Indiana, Bernard B. Maloof and his wife, Vickie of Houston, Texas and Brenda G. Maloof Anderson and her husband, Gary of Masterton, New Zealand. He leaves their mother, Georgette Burpee Maloof of Boston, as well as several cherished grandchildren. He is also survived by his sisters, Francaise Millay of Florida, Evelyn Dove and her husband, George of Milton and Jeanette Richardson of Taunton. He was the brother of the late Mary.

Funeral arrangements were by the Boston Harborside Home, Boston. Burial was at the Massachusetts National Cemetery in Bourne. For online condolences, please visit:

Ralph Dellatto

Owner and Operator of Dellatto Construction

Ralph M. Dellatto, formerly of Andover and Boston, died June 4 at the Lawrence General Hospital surrounded by his loving family. He was 72 years old.

Born in Boston to the late Daniel and Yolanda (Storella) Dellatto, he graduated from the Boston Vocational School where he started his long time career in the construction industry. He began working for the carpenter’s union Local 218, was a regional construction superintendent for the former W.T. Grant Co. and for the past 35 years, he owned and operated the Dellatto Contruction Co.

He was a charter member and past president of UNICO who enjoyed gardening, carpentry, volunteering his time, and attending his grandchildren’s events. But his greatest love of of all was spending time with his grandchildren and family.

He was the beloved husband of 50 years of Carol Ann (DiMasi) Dellatto; loving father of Daniel and his wife, Andrea of Saugus, Ralph and his wife, Gina of Andover, and adoring grandfather of Marisa, Talia, Nicholas and Alexander. He is also survived by two sisters, Annette Clark of Medford and Marguerite and her husband, Joseph Manne of Billerica. He was also the brother of the late John Dellatto and is also survived by his sister in law, Sandra and her husband, John Manni of Tewksbury and several nieces and nephews.

Burial was in Spring Grove Cemetery, Andover with funeral arrangements entrusted to the Conte Funeral Home of North Andover. Memorial contributions in his name may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS. 66675. Those wishing to offer condolences may visit

Josephine Gaeta

Member of St. Rita’s Society of Sacred Heart Church

Josephine (Josie Fabiano) Gaeta of the North End of Boston died peacefully on June 12 surrounded by her loving family and friends. She was 102 years old.

A member of the St. Rita’s Society of the Sacred Heart Church of the North End of Boston, she was the beloved wife of the late Joseph Gaeta and devoted and loving mother of Anthony Gaeta and his wife, Anna; the cherished grandmother of Joseph A. Gaeta and his wife, Mary and Maria A. Gaeta, all of Peabody; adored great grandmother of Alexandra and Anthony.

The first of four children born to the late Francesco and Lucia (Capodilupo) Fabiano, she was the sister of the late Michael and Nicholas Fabiano and Concetta Mirra. She is also survived by many nieces, nephews and cousins. She will be greatly missed by those who were blessed to have known her.

Burial was in Holy Cross Cemetery in Malden with funeral arrangements entrusted to the Cincotti Funeral Home of Medford.

Fred Gizzi

Of Medford, formerly of the North End

Fred Gizzi of Medford, formerly of Boston’s North End, died on June 9.

A US Army veteran of World War II, he was the beloved husband of the late Ruth (Sorrento) Gizzi, devoted father of Deborah Gizzi-Valente and her husband, Joseph of Medford, Susan Gizzi-Artz and her husband, David of Medford, Nicholas Gizzi of Medford and the late Angela and Joseph Gizzi; father in law of Sandra Gizzi of Medford; loving grandfather of Nicole, Nicholas Jr. and Janet Gizzi, Matthew and Anthony Artz and Joseph and Michael Valente; brother of Berio and Rita Gizzi of Boston’s North End.

Funeral arrangements were by the Dello Russo Funeral Home, Medford. Burial was at Oak Grove Cemetery, Medford. In lieu of flowers, contributions in his name may be sent to the Jimmy Fund, C/O Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, P.O. Box 849168, Boston, MA 02284-9168. For guestbook and obituary

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