Obituaries 06-30-2011

Kathleen Adams

Of Revere, formerly of Charlestown

Kathleen A. Adams of Revere, formerly of Charlestown and Chelsea, died on May 24.

She was the beloved daughter of the late Earl and Christine (Harower) Adams; sister of Marion Hart of Medford, formerly of Charlestown, and the late Beatrice McNelley, Irene Ricupero and James and Charles Adams. She is also survived by several nieces and nephews.

Burial was in St. Joseph’s Cemetery in West Roxbury.

Rose DeYeso

Revere resident

Rose M. (Moscaritolo) DeYeso, a lifelong resident of Revere, died at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston on June 20 following a brief illness. She was 97 years old.

Born, raised and educated in Revere, she was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, daughter, sister and aunt. She had an innate sense of style

from her youth that led her to a career in ladies apparel sales at several of downtown Boston’s Department Stores. Later, she helped her cousin at her up-scale ladies dress shop, “Susan’s Dress Shoppe” of Orient Heights in East Boston. She was a longtime active member of St. Anthony’s Church and a member of several of the early women’s sodalities.

She was the widow of the late Joseph DeYeso, who died in November of 1977; the devoted mother of Joyce M. Tardito and her late husband, Louis, of Easton, Patricia A. Ruggiero and her husband, Frank, of Malden, Jean M. Sasso and her husband, Gerald T. of Revere; cherished grandmother of Kerry A. Rice and her husband, Daniel White, of Easton, David A. Tardito and his wife, Kristen, of Lynnfield, Jerry Sasso of West Peabody, Jill Sasso of Middleton and Todd A. Ruggiero of Charlestown. She was the sister of the late Louise Auilera, Josephine Langone, Antonetta Lancello, Michael and Henry Moscaritolo and is also lovingly survived by four great grandchildren and many nieces, nephews, grand nieces and grand nephews.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, Revere. Burial was in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, 60 Walnut St., Wellesley Hills, MA, 02481.

Florence Fraga

Beachmont resident

Florence C. Fraga, a lifelong resident of Beachmont, died on June 20 following a long confinement at the Saugus Care & Rehab Center. She was 86 years old.

Miss Fraga was born in Boston, raised and educated in Revere and lived in the Beachmont section of Revere all her life.

She was the daughter of the late George D. and Mary Canty) Fraga; beloved sister of George “Buddy” Fraga and his wife, Julia, of Saugus; John Fraga of Charlestown and the late Chester Fraga. She is the cherished aunt to Philip J. Fraga and his long time companion, Cindy A. Staff of Revere and also leaves several other nieces, nephews, grand nieces and grand nephews.

Graveside services were held at Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett with burial in the family lot. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Sol Amor Hospice, 181 South Main St., Middleton, MA 01949. Arrangements were under the direction of the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals of Revere.

Nicholas Ferrala Sr.

Retired Auto Mechanic

Nicholas  F,”Nick” Ferrala, Sr died peacefully surrounded by his family on June 26 at his  home in Bangor, Maine after a courageous battle with cancer.  He was 81 years old.

Born in Charlestown, he spent most of his life in Revere and his later years were spent with his family in Bangor.  He was an auto mechanic who loved tinkering with things.

Surviving in addition to his devoted wife , Frances, of 52 years are three children, Nick, Jr., Mike, and Karen Carson and her husband, James; six grandchildren, Anthony, Gracie, Sophia, Abigail, Rebecca and Fletcher; one great grandson, Kamryn; two brothers, Anthony and his wife, Patricia Ferrala and Tommy Farrella;  three sisters, Louise Champa, Junie and Janie and many nieces and nephews.

Arrangements are by Brookings-Smith, 133 Center St. Bangor. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated  Thursday, June 30, at St. Paul the Apostle, St. John’s Catholic Church, York Street, Bangor.  Condolences to the family may be expressed at

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