Obituaries 09-22-2016

Jeanne Ostrow

Retired insurance industry clerk

Jeanne (Lampert) Ostrow of Revere, wife of the late Edward Ostrow, died at home September 19 surrounded by her family.  She was 90 years old.

Born in Chelsea, the daughter of the late Harry and Catherine (Lee) Lampert, she was raised and educated in Chelsea and worked as a clerk in the insurance industry. Jeanne was a lifetime member of the VFW Beachmont Chapter. She lived at Friendly Gardens and was a very active committee member.

She is survived by her two children Arlene Albanese of Swampscott and Scott Ostrow and his wife, Karen of Saugus, her granddaughter, Amanda Ostrow and her fiancé, Justin Mason, her sister Ruth Margossian and her nephews Alan, David and Marc Margossian. She was predeceased by her son in law Liborio Albanese.

Her funeral service will be held from the Torf Funeral Chapel, 151 Washington Ave., Chelsea on Friday, September 23 at 11 a.m. Interment will be in Roxbury Mutual Society Cemetery, Woburn. Memorial gathering to be held at her residence community center at Friendly Gardens following interment from 1:30 to 5 p.m. Shiva will be held at the home of Arlene Albanese on Sunday and Monday from 1:30 to 8 p.m.  For directions and guest book, please visit

Marie Kane

Of Malden, formerly of Revere and Chelsea

Marie (Tango) Kane of Malden, formerly of Revere and Chelsea, passed away on September 18.

She was the loving mother of Robert Ferdinand, Debra Sablone and her husband, Alfred, all of Revere, Stephen Kane and his wife, Victoria of Illinois, Maryann Thompson of South Carolina, Kim Arias of Everett, Roseanne Kane of Woburn and the late Joseph Ferdinand; dear sister of Michael and John Tango, Joanne Norris, Marguerite Marino and Frank Marchesi. She was the cherished grandmother of 15 and great grandmother of 15 and is also lovingly survived by many nieces and nephews.

Family and friends will honor Marie’s life by gathering in Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, 262 Beach St., Revere at 9 a.m. today, Thursday morning, before leaving in procession to St. Anthony’s Church, Revere for a Funeral Mass to be celebrated in her honor at 10 a.m. Entombment will follow in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden.

Elizabeth Citro

Of Chelsea

Elizabeth L. (Fronte) Citro of Haverhill died unexpectedly on September 12 at the Whidden Memorial Hospital.

Born in Boston 60 years ago, during her working years, she was a reservation agent at Logan Airport.

She was the beloved mother of Salvy, Matthew and Michael Citro, all of Chelsea; sister of John Fronte and Michael Fronte, both of Gardner and Maryanne Bogdanoff of Lynn. She was the former wife of Guy A. Citro of Chelsea and daughter of the late John and Theresa Fronte. Family and friends are kindly invited to attend a Memorial Mass to be celebrated in St. Anthony’s Church, 250 Revere Street, Revere on Saturday, September 24 at 11 a.m. Committal Services are private.

Jason Joseph Vasques

His smile brightened the darkest room and his love for life was contagious

Jason Joseph Vasques of Revere passed away September 16. He was 27 years old.

Jason worked in patient services at the Whidden Memorial Hospital. He was a longtime resident of Revere and a graduate of Seacoast at Revere High School. His smile brightened up the darkest room and his love for life was contagious. He will forever be missed by all who knew him.

He was the cherished son of Maria Rosa Luberto of East Boston and the late Santo Joseph Vasques and his surviving wife, Sue. Jason was a loving brother to Michelle Cassinell, Patricia Kristo and her husband, Peter, Daniel Luberto and his wife, Alissa, Nadia Vasques, Alesia O’Lalor and Nicole Vasques. He was a devoted uncle to Maleah, Myla, Devin, Aria and Anya. Jason also leaves many dear relatives of the Vasques family of Medford.

 Family and friends may visit at the Dello Russo Funeral Home, 306 Main St., Medford today, Thursday morning at 9 followed by a Funeral Mass to be celebrated in St. Joseph Church, 118 High Street, Medford at 10 a.m. To leave a message of condolence, visit:

Melvin ‘Chungi’ Gonzalez, Jr.

Loved listening to music and being in the company of his friends

     Melvin “Chungi” Gonzalez, Jr. of Chelsea entered into eternal rest on Sunday, September 18. He was 27 years old.

Melvin, or “Chungi” as he was affectionately known to his family and friends, was born in Boston on July 23, 1989 to Melvin Gonzalez and Martha Sosa.  Throughout his life Melvin enjoyed listening to music and being in the company of his friends.  Melvin truly loved his Lexus, fashion and most recently was employed by the retail industry at the Armani Exchange in Copley Square, Boston.  Melvin was a lifelong resident of Chelsea and attended Chelsea Public Schools.

He was the cherished son of Melvin Gonzalez Sr. of Boston and Martha Sosa of Chelsea; adored stepson to Jacqueline Vega of Boston and Natalie Virella of Chelsea; loving grandson to Miguel Gonzalez and Carmen Rodriguez as well as Ramon Sosa and Maria Pena and dear brother to Freddie Gray of Boston, Pedro and Paven Fields of Chelsea and Jaivin Gonzalez of Boston. He is also survived by his many loving aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Family and friends will honor Melvin’s life by gathering in the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home, 971 Saratoga Street, (Orient Heights) East Boston today, Thursday, September 22 from 5 to 8 p.m. and again on Friday morning at 10 in our Serenity Chapel for a celebration of his life at 11 a.m. Services will conclude with Melvin being laid to rest in the Lakeside Cemetery, 501 North Ave, Wakefield, Ma.


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