Louis ‘Gino’ Siciliano
Retired Educator and Administrator
Louis J. “Gino” Siciliano of Melrose died on October 7 at his home following a brief illness. He was 85 years old.
Mr. Siciliano was born in Boston’s North End and lived in Revere from 1950 until 1980 when he and his family moved to Melrose where they remained until their deaths.
Mr. Siciliano entered the US Army in July of 1943 and served until March of 1946. He was the recipient of the European African Middle Eastern Theater Compaign Ribbon, The American Theatre Campaign Ribbon, the Good Conduct Medal n the Victory Medal. He was a graduate of Boston Latin School and Fitchburg State Teachers College where he received his Bachelor’s Degree in 1980 and his Master’s Degree in 1982. He was the head of the “Industrial Arts Program” at Revere High School for more than 20 years. During the 1950s he coached baseball in Revere and was the Troopmaster of Boy Scout Troop 568.
He was the husband of the late Louise J. (Ciocco) Siciliano who died on October 5, 2008; father of Joseph V. Siciliano of West Peabody, Jeanne I. Savage and her husband, Paul, of North Andover, Robert D. Siciliano and his wife, Gayle, of North Reading and Nina Carey of Revere; brother of Ella Marino and her husband, John, and Phyllis Tata, and her husband, former Revere City Councillor Pasquale ‘Pat’ Tata. He is also survived by 14 grandchildren, 23 great grandchildren and one great great grandson as well as by many nieces and nephews.
Funeral arrangements were by the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, Revere. Burial was at Puritan Lawn Memorial Cemetery, West Peabody. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Hallmark Health Visiting Nurses & Hospice Inc., 178 Savin Street, Malden, MA 02148.
Of Saugus, formerly of the North End
Angela Sciucco of Saugus, formerly of the North End of Boston, died on October 18.
A retired Social Security Claims Representative in Malden, she was the devoted daughter of the late Attilio and Antonetta (Piccolomini) Sciucco; loving sister of Ron Sciucco and his wife, Marilyn, of Cape Neddick, ME, Roberta “Bobbi” Tarallo and her husband, Michael, of Saugus and is also survived by several nieces and nephews.
Funeral arrangements were by the Bisbee-Porcella Funeral Home, Saugus. Burial was in Oak Grove Cemetery, Medford. www.BisbeePorcella.com
Owner of M. DeFazio Transportation Co. of Cambridge
Michael DeFazio of Walpole, formerly of the North End and Newton, died on October 18. He was 82 years old.
He was the proprietor of The M. DeFazio Trans Co., Cambridge and a US Army veteran of World War II.
He was the beloved husband of 60 years to Luisa A. (Caggiano) DeFazio, son of the late Michael and Anna (Claudio) DeFazio; devoted father of Christine and her husband, Kevin Glebus, of Sandwich, Michele and her husband, Billy Taranto, of Norwood, Laura and her husband, Richard Shechtman, of Barnstable; loving grandfather of Steven and his wife, Michelle Delaney, of Washington, DC, Matthew and Cole Shechtman of Barnstable; brother of Justin DeFazio of Lunenburg, Marie Foppiano of Leominster and the late Dominic DeFazio. He is also survived by loving nieces and nephews.
Please, at the family’s request, in lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 330 Congress St, 5th Floor, Boston, 02110. For guestbook, www.thomasfuneralhomes.com
Ignazio ‘Nat’ Buscanera
Retired Restaurant Manager
Ignazio A. “Nat”Buscanera of Chelsea died on October 18 at the Lighthouse Nursing Care Center in Revere where he had been a resident for only a few days. He was 87 years old.
Born in New York, his family came to the Boston area and settled in the North End on Endicott Street. After his military service with the United States Army during World War II, he took up residency in Chelsea where he has since remained. Early in his working years, he worked as a presser in the garment district in Boston, Schrafts Candy in Charlestown and lastly as restaurant manager for Ogden Food Service at Logan International Airport, a position he held for over 20 years until his retirement.
He was the devoted father of Joseph Buscanera of Chelsea, James Buscanera and his wife, Debra, of Revere, Mark Buscanera and his wife, Debbie, of Maine and John Buscanera of Revere; former husband of Mary Buscanera-Moulton of Chelsea and Mary Buscanera of Revere; brother of the late Mary Buscanera, Lillian Leggiardro and James Buscanera; lovingly survived by five grandchildren as well as many nieces and nephews.
Funeral arrangements were by the Smith Funeral Home, Chelsea. Burial was at Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. To send a message of condolence to “Nat’s” family, please visit www.smithfuneralhomes.com
Joseph H. DiFrummolo of Charlestown died on October 17.
A retired member of Local #615 S. E. I. U., he was the beloved husband of the late Lillian (Desmond) DiFrummolo; devoted father of Joyce A. Driscoll, Robert J. DiFrummolo and his wife, Yvette, all of Charlestown; loving grandfather of Robert, Janelle and Justin DiFrummolo and the late Sean Patrick Driscoll; great grandfather of Sean Patrick DiFrummolo, Liam and Chloe DiFrummolo; beloved brother of Angelo DiFrummolo of The North End and the late Vincent DiFrummolo and Virginia Pierce.
Funeral arrangements were by the Frank H. Carr Funeral Home, Charlestown. Burial was at Holy Cross Cemetery. Malden. For Guest Book and Obituary, visit www.carrfuneral.com