Ronald J. Bartolomeo
July 20, 1964 - March 28, 2004
Bartolomeo - Ronald J of North Carolina, formerly of East Boston suddenly on March 28th, 2004 at the age of 39 years.
Beloved husband of Jessie (Wass) Bartolomeo of North Carolina.
Devoted father of Nicholas and Taylor of North Carolina.
Loving son of Charles and Barbara (Hibbard) Bartolomeo of Orient Heights in East Boston.
Dear brother of Charles Bartolomeo of Everett, and John Bartolomeo of East Boston. Also lovingly survived by many fond aunts, uncles and cousins.
Visiting Hours in the Ruggiero-Mazzarella Memorial Home, 971 Saratoga Street, Orient Heights, East Boston on Wednesday March 31, 2004 from 4:00pm -8:00pm. Relatives and friends respectfully invited.
Funeral services and Interment will take place in North Carolina.
The Memorial Home is handicapped accessible and a children’s lounge is available. Courtesy valet parking at the front entrance and ample off street parking is also available. For transportation to the memorial home please call 617-569-0990.
May 3, 1909 - January 10, 2002
Beloved husband for over 67 years of Lena (Guarino).
Devoted father of Charles and his wife Grace of Alexandria VA, Frederick and his wife Maureen of East Sandwich MA, and Joseph and his wife Carol of East Bridgewater MA.
Dear brother of the late Charles Battaglia, Lillian DeMarco, and Antoinette Gately.
Cherished grandfather of 9 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. Also lovingly survived by many dear nieces and nephews.
Funeral from the Ruggiero-Mazzarella Memorial Home, 971 Saratoga Street (Orient Heights) East Boston on Monday January 14 at 9:00am. Funeral Mass in St.Joseph-St.Lazarus Church, 59 Ashley Street, East Boston will be celebrated by his eminence Cardinal Bernard Law at 10:30am. Visiting hours are on Sunday from 1:00pm-3:00pm and from 6:00pm-8:00pm. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited.
Because of Frederick's great love for and devotion to the St.Joseph-St.Lazarus Church, memorial donations in his memory may be made to the St.Joseph-St.Lazarus Church Building Fund, 59 Ashley Street, East Boston MA, 02128.
Frederick was an active member of the Holy Name Society, Sons of Italy in America, the Courageous Generation, Don Orione Choir, and a 50-year member of the Knights of Columbus 2962. Full Obituary
The Memorial Home is handicapped accessible and a children's lounge is available. Courtesy valet parking at the front entrance and ample off street parking is also available. For transportation to the memorial home please call 617-569-0990.
Services will conclude with Frederick being laid to rest in the Community Mausoleum at the Holy Cross Cemetery in Malden.
Fred Battaglia, 92
May 3,1909 - January 10, 2002
Barber to four Cardinals
Fred Battaglia of East Boston, the barber to four Boston Catholic Cardinals dating back to the 1930's, died of renal failure Thursday January 10th at the Massachusetts General Hospital. He was 92.
A barber from age 20 until his retirement at age 90, he was employed by St. John's Seminary in Brighton at a time when seminarians were restricted to the campus. When Cardinal O'Connor, who resided nearby, asked Fred for a haircut, it marked the start of his service as a personal barber to Cardinal O'Connor, Cardinal Cushing, Cardinal Medeiros, and Cardinal Law. In 1938 Fred was honored to use his tonsorial skills for visiting Cardinal Pacelli, who became Pope Pius XII the following year.
In 1945 he opened a barber shop in Oak Square, Brighton, in which he operated his business until his retirement in 2000. During this period, Fred served three generations of clients, and often provided in-home services to ill customers. His long tenure drew much media attention and was the focus of several television human-interest stories.
Fred was an active member of St.Joseph-St.Lazarus Church in East Boston, where he was a perennial member of the choir and participated in several stage productions including Oklahoma, Our Show of Shows, and Mame. He was an active member of the Holy Name Society, Sons of Italy in America, the Courageous Generation, Don Orione Choir and a 50-year member of the Knights of Columbus 2962.
He leaves his wife, Lena, of East Boston, three sons, Charles of Alexandria, Virginia, Fred of East Sandwich and Joseph of East Bridgewater, in addition to nine grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
A funeral mass will be celebrated by Cardinal Bernard Law at 10:30 a.m. on Monday in St.Joseph-St.Lazarus Church, East Boston.
Joseph A. Bavaro
February 12, 1963 - September 27, 2002
Bavaro - Joseph A. of Revere suddenly on Friday September 27, 2002.
Cherished son of Patricia J. Bavaro (Cardinale) of Winthrop, formerly of Revere, and Joseph A. Bavaro and his wife Dawn of Lynn.
Dear brother of Sharon Walker of Winthrop, Brian Bavaro of Revere, Kim Lopes of Maine, and Victoria and Rachael Bavaro of Lynn.
Also lovingly survived by many aunts, uncles, nieces, and cousins.
Funeral services are private.
Joseph, or Joey as most people knew him, was born in Stoneham in 1963. He grew up and lived in Revere most of his life and attended Revere schools. Joey graduated from Revere High School, class of 1980. He passed away suddenly aged 39 years.
A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday October 26th at 12:00 noon in St. Joseph - St. Lazarus Church, 59 Ashley Street East Boston. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited.