Obituaries 09-10-2012

Salvatore Orlando

Of East Boston, Formerly of the North End

Salvatore Orlando of East Boston, formerly of the North End, died on September 29.

A US Army veteran of World War II, he was the cherished son of the late Mercurio and Grazia (Misuraca) Orlando; loving brother of Vito Orlando and his wife, Maria of East Boston and the late Jennie Federico, Theresa Cramer, Catherine Aiello and Grace Gianetti and fond uncle of many nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, Revere. Burial was in St. Michael’s Cemetery, Boston. For guest book,

Calogero ‘Charlie’ Sardo

Roofers Union Member

Calogero “Charlie” Sardo of Lynnfield, formerly of Malden, died on September 29 at his home in Lynnfield. He was 89 years old.

Born in Boston on August 3, 1923, he was the son of the late Calogero and Rosina (Cammarata) Sardo. Mr. Sardo has been a Lynnfield resident for the past five years and a former resident of Malden. He was raised and educated in the North End of Boston and in Revere and was a member of the Roofers Union Local 33.

He was the husband of the late Josephine A. (Madden);  the father of Nancy Tescione and her husband, Lenny of Lynnfield, Christine DeRosa of Malden, Judy Daly and her husband, Tim of Lynnfield, and Carol Sardo and her husband, Chuck Columbino of Melrose; the brother of Connie Tagliamonte of Melrose, Anthony Sardo of Boxford, RoseMarie Cattoggio of Revere and the late Phillip, James, Dominic and Joseph Sardo, and Lulu Stott; the grandfather of Briane, Joseph, Toni, Marisa and Andrew and great grandfather of Andrew, Oliver and Blake.

Funeral arrangements were by the McDonald Funeral Home, Wakefield. For obit and guestbook, please visit:

Jean Aceto

Devoted and Loving Mother

Jean (LaLicata) Aceto died while undergoing palliative care at Wingate of Reading on October 1, her 85th birthday, with her loving family at her bedside.

Born and raised in Boston’s North End, she was the beloved daughter of Sicilian natives, Aggrippino and Josephina LaLicata.  She married Antonio Aceto and together they resided in Boston’s West End, Cambridge and East Boston where she settled for most of her adult life.

A devoted homemaker, Catholic and beloved friend, she enjoyed cooking and caring for her family.  For the past several years she was a daily visitor with Community Family in Medford, a senior care center. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband in 1986. She lived in Everett with her son for the last several years.

She was the beloved wife of the late Antonio Aceto; devoted mother of Angela Aceto Mila of Quincy,  Peter Aceto of Everett, JoAnn Santaniello of North Reading,  Michael Aceto of Boston and the late Lorraine Aceto; dear sister of the late Salvi Alegata, Joseph Alegata and Mary Tracy.  She is also survived by 13 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren.

Funeral arrangements were by the Frank A. Welsh & Sons Funeral Home, Chelsea. Burial was at Pine Grove Cemetery, Lynn. Should friends desire, contributions in her memory may be made to the Alzheimer’s Assoc., 311 Arsenal St., Ste. 4, Watertown MA  02472.  To send expressions of sympathy, please visit

Grace D’Ambrosio

Former Fish Company Bookkeeper

Grace (Waldrip) D’Ambrosio of Boston’s North End died on September 30 at the Massachusetts General Hospital.  She was 86 years old.

Born in Saugus, the daughter of the late Clarence and Esther (Newhall) Waldrip and a former bookkeeper for a fish company, she was a member of the Secular Franciscan Order and a former youth volunteer for the CC Center.

She was the devoted mother of Dorothy Simboli of Revere, Judy Petta and Anthony Jr., both of Boston, Brian of Malden and the late Carol DiFranco; former wife of the late Anthony “Tony Fire,” the dear sister of Leonard Waldrip of Vermont and the late Kenneth Waldrip, Marion Palvante and Robert Waldrip. She is also survived by nine loving grandchildren and nine great grandchildren.

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

Anna ‘Anna Gun’ Coviello

North  End Resident

Anna “Anna Gun” Coviello of Boston’s North End died on September 30. She was 79 years old.

She was the cherished daughter of the late Frank and Assunta Mandarano and loving wife of Carmine Coviello. She leaves her beloved sons John Coviello and his wife, Jennifer of Woburn and Michael Coviello of the North End, and the late Carmine Anthony Coviello. She was “Nanna” to four cherished grandchildren; Katherine, Susannah, John and Nicholas “Nick Nack” Coviello; devoted and loving friend of Phyllis Carangelo; sister of the late Anthony “Ben Gun” Mandarano and beloved cousin of Josette Mandarano Burts. She also leaves many loving siblings the world over, nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.

Funeral arrangements were by the Boston Harborside Home, Boston. Burial was at Holy Cross Cemetery in Malden.  In lieu of flowers, donations in “Anna Gun’s” name may be made to the American Cancer Society , 43 Nagog Park, Suite 110, Acton, MA 01720 or the Joslin Diabetes Foundation, 1 Joslin Pl., Suite 745, Boston, MA 02215. Please visit the funeral home website to leave online condolences

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