John Lovetere, Jr.
Former Proprietor of Angelo’s Gulf Station of Winthrop
John J. Lovetere, Jr. of Revere, formerly of East Boston, died on December 21 following a long illness.
A US Army veteran of World War II, he was the former proprietor of Angelo’s Gulf Station of Winthrop for over 20 years and a retiree of the Chelsea Office of the Food & Drug Administration.
He was the beloved husband of 60 years of Audrey E. (Fogarty); devoted father of Joyce J. Misci and her husband, John and Elizabeth A. Pesce, all of Revere; devoted grandfather of: Melyssa J. Perkins and her husband, Jamie of West Peabody, Bryan A. Misci and his wife, Kim of Lynn, Krystin L. and Adam M. Misci and Tyla Elizabeth Pesce, all of Revere; dear brother of Joseph Lovetere and his wife, Rose of Brockton, Francis Lovetere and his wife, Joanne, Charles Lovetere and his wife, Charlene, James Lovetere and Jimmy Thomas Lovetere and his wife, Donna, all of Florida and the late Angelo Lovetere. He is also lovingly survived by his sister-in-law, Linda Lovetere of Florida and by many nieces, nephews, grand-nieces and grand-nephews. Family and friends are invited to attend his funeral from the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Rte 107), Revere on Friday, December 28 at 9:30 a.m. followed by a funeral mass in the Immaculate Conception Church (corner of Beach Street and Winthrop Avenue), Revere at 10:30 a.m. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to your favorite charity . For more information and directions, visit: www.vertuccioandsmith.com.
Of Winthrop, formerly of East Boston
Margaret (Tedesco) Martucci of Winthrop, formerly of East Boston, died on December 20.
She was the beloved wife of the late Augustino “Gus” Martucci with whom she shared many years of marriage; loving mother of Anthony Martucci and his wife, Mary Ellen “Minnie” and Domenic Martucci, all of Winthrop and Margherita Lombardi of Dalton and her late husband, Vincent; dear sister of Helen DeFeo of Chelsea, Louise Frongillo of East Boston and the late Mary Silva and Jennie “Jay” Chisari; cherished grandmother of nine and great grandmother of 12.
Her Funeral will be held from Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, 262 Beach Street, Revere Saturday morning at 10 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. John the Evangelist Church, Winthrop at 11:30a.m. Family and friends may visit on Friday from 4 to 8 p.m. Burial will be in the Belle Isle Section of Winthrop cemetery. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made in her name to St. John the Evangelist Church, 320 Winthrop Avenue, Winthrop, MA 02152. For directions and guest book: www.vazzafunerals.com
Of Revere, formerly of Chelsea
Andrea P. (DeBellis) Bogus of Revere, formerly of Chelsea, died on December 18.
She was the devoted wife of Francis Bogus of Revere; beloved mother of Lisa Parziale and her husband, Anthony of Marblehead, Michelle Mannion and her husband ,Tom of Lynn, Jennifer Bogus of Revere and Frank Bogus of Winthrop; dear sister of Rosemary Killam and her husband, Roger of North Carolina and the late Frank DeBellis II and is also lovingly survived by her granddaughter Amanda Parziale of Marblehead as well as many nieces and nephews.
Funeral arrangements were by the Smith Funeral Home, Chelsea. Burial was at Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. Expressions of sympathy in her name may be made to Development Center, MGH, 165 Cambridge St, Boston, MA 02114. Smith Funeral Home 617-889-1177 www.smithfuneralhomes.com
Donald ‘Don’ Simonini
Winthrop Historian and Award Winning Cinematographer
Donald G. “Don” Simonini of Winthrop passed away at the Massachusetts General Hospital on December 19. He was 66 years old.
He was a 1964 graduate of St. Dominic Savio High School in East Boston, received his Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree from the Rochester Institute of Technology/College of Graphic Arts and Photography, and received a Master’s Degree in Science from the Rochester Institute of Technology/College of Fine and Applied Arts.
He was a member of the Town of Winthrop Historical Commission and the Train Collectors Association.
A self employed cinematographer, in 1981 he received the Creative Excellence Award from the U. S. Industrial Film Festival for the film, Robots with Vision-URI Project. In 1988, he wrote, produced and directed a film chronicling the history of the railroad system in Winthrop, named “Recollections of Miss Elizabeth Burroughs” which is still being shown in the Winthrop School System and on WCAT Winthrop Channel 3.
He arranged and organized to have historical plagues placed throughout the town to recognize historical buildings and places throughout Winthrop, including Fort Banks and the Winthrop Center Railroad Station.
Don as member of, and with the assistance of, the Winthrop Historical Commission, also petitioned and succeeded to have Fort Banks in Winthrop be placed on the National Register of Historical Places and was also instrumental with the Commission in authoring a book titled Images of America/Winthrop, which is a compellation of pictures and historical facts about the Town of Winthrop.
He was the beloved husband of Beverley J. (Taylor) Simonini; cherished son of Dorothy (Cataldo) Simonini and the late George Simonini; dear brother of Paul R. Simonini and his wife, Donna of Peabody.
Funeral arrangements were by the Maurice W. Kirby Funeral Home, Winthrop. Burial was in Winthrop Cemetery. Donations in his name can be made to Compassionate Care A.L.S. attn. Ron Hoffman, P. O. Box 1052 West Falmouth, MA. 02574. For guestbook, visit www.mauricekirbyfh.com.