Obituaries 07-03-2013

Gloria Mandeville

Mandeville Real Estate Proprietor and MENSA Member

Gloria L. ( Solomon ) Mandeville of Revere, formerly of Bedford, NH and New York City, died on June 24.

A Broker Relator since 1972, she was a member of MENSA, a Yankee fan and an avid gardener.

She was the beloved wife of the late Roger J. Mandeville, the loving mother of Debra and Mark Mandeville, both of Revere and Robyn Viktor and her husband, Gunter of Arizona and the late Storm Mandeville; cherished grandmother of Kristin Adams and her husband, Chris, Mikaela and Martha Mandeville and great grandmother of Alyssa Ann, Colby, Calvin and Cameron.

Family and friends are invited to a Memorial service in the Chapel at Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett Friday afternoon, July 12 at 2 p.m. In lieu of flowers, please plant a perennial in your garden to enjoy Gloria’s memory. For online guest book.

Robert Lear, Sr.

Retired Revere Police Detective and Police Department Photographer

Robert F. Lear, Sr. died on June 26 at the Whidden Hospital in Everett. He was 86 years old.

The husband of the late Betty (Holmes) Lear, he was born, raised and a life-long resident of Revere and the son of the late Peter and Agnes (Sullivan) Lear. A a U.S. Coast Guard veteran of World War II, he was a retired detective for the City of Revere and the official photographer for the City of Revere Police Dept. Mr. Lear wintered in Florida. He was also an avid sports fan and bowled with St. Teresa’s Men’s League.

Mr. Lear leaves two sons, Robert F. Lear, Jr. of North Carolina and Michael Lear and his wife, Cathy of Salem; two daughters, Susan Lear of Florence and Kathy Mercurio of Revere; five grandchildren: Billy Mercurio and his wife, Jaime, Nicole Connor and her husband, Joel, Jacqueline, Courtney and Robbie Lear; three great-grandchildren and one brother, Buddy Lear of Florida. He was predeceased by one son, Richard Lear.

Funeral arrangements were by the Bisbee-Porcella Funeral Home, Saugus. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to National Kidney Foundation of Mass., 85 Astor Ave., Ste. 2, Norwood, MA 02062.

Helen Sandberg

GE Retiree

Helen F. (Hartman) Sandberg of Oak Island Revere died at home on June 28 following a long illness. She was 93 years old.

Helen was a 1937 graduate of Revere High School and worked as an assembler for more than 20 years at the General Electric of Lynn.

She was the wife of the late Ralph Sandberg who died on April 4, 2001; the cherished mother of Richard S. Sandberg and his companion, Barbara Jean Imbrescia of Revere. She is also lovingly survived by Jacob W “Jake” Hobbs of Revere and by many devoted nieces, nephews, grand nieces and grand nephews. She was the beloved sister of the late Evelyn Lobb, William Richard, Charles, Robert and John Hartman.

Funeral arrangements were by the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, Revere. Burial was in Puritan Lawn Memorial Cemetery, West Peabody. Remembrances may be made to your favorite charity. For more information, please visit:

Joseph DiMattia, Sr.

Founder and Owner of DiMattia Rug Cleaning and Installation

Joseph L. DiMattia Sr. of Litchfield, NH, formerly of Revere, passed away suddenly on Friday, May 31at Southern New Hampshire Medical Center. Joe was the founder and owner of DiMattia Rug Cleaning and Installation and worked up to the week of his death. His son, Joe Jr.m will be continuing on with the business.

He loved his family, the ocean, classic cars and reading. He instilled the love of the ocean in his children at an early age by spending countless summers aboard the family boat enjoying the ocean, family and friends. Born in Boston to Louis and Lena DiMattia, of Revere, he was predeceased by his loving wife, Beverly Santos DiMattia, his parents Louis and Lena DiMattia, his sisters, Josie Brady and Mary Limosani, and his brothers-in-law, who were like brothers to him, Robert Lonardo, Frank Brady and John Limosani.

Joe is survived by his three loving children: son, Joseph DiMattia Jr. of Concord, NH, and daughters, Mia DeFilippis (Frank) of Hudson, NH and Loren Mangum of Effingham, NH; four loving grandchildren, Matthew Mangum (Miranda) of Oceanside, CA, Benjamin Mangum (Amber) of Wolfeboro, NH, Jacob Mangum of Effingham, NH and Megan Mangum of Effingham, NH; two loving sisters, Jean Scotina and her husband, Danny and Theresa Lonardo as well as 12 loving nieces and nephews and numerous great nieces, nephews,cousins and friends.

Arrangements were by Buonfiglio Funeral Home, 128 Revere St., Revere. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery.

Sylvia Daikos

Retired Bank Officer

Sylvia (Macos) Daikos died after a valiant struggle with cancer at her Revere home on Monday, July 1. She was 69 years old. Born and raised in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, she moved to Somerville as a young girl where she attended schools. She was a 1961 graduate of Somerville High School and started her banking career with Bay Bank of Somerville and in 1980, she took a position with Century Bank of Somerville where she remained until retiring in 2008. Later in 2008, she returned to Century Bank as a Senior Consultant in the Business Development Office.   Sylvia began her banking career at an entry level as a teller and rose to the ranks of one of the most popular female bank executives within Middlesex and Suffolk Counties. She was a dynamic and magnetic personality sharing her expertise and guidance with many many clients over the past 33 years. She was the adored and beloved wife of Paul A. Daikos; the dear sister of Angel Ciano and her husband, Anthony Ciano of Revere and James Macos of Saco, Maine; the cherished aunt of Anthony Ciano and his wife, Corinne and Giselle Ciano-Johnston and her husband, Richard, all of Revere. She is also lovingly survived by two grand nieces, Ally and Sydney Ciano. Her Funeral will be held today, Wednesday, July 3 at 11 a.m. at the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Route 107) Revere followed by interment in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. For additional information, please visit:

Kenneth Cremone


Kenneth Cremone of Winthrop, formerly of Revere, passed away unexpectedly on June 29. He was 51 years old. A chef at Rossetti’s Restaurant in Winthrop, he was born in Somerville, the dear son of the late Frank and Arlene (McCloud) Cremone. He was the loving husband of Doreen Tear of Winthrop, the devoted stepfather and father of Elicia, Erick and Kenneth Cremone and is also survived by two grandchildren. Services and cremation were private. Expresions of sympathy in his memory may be donated to a charity of your choice. Arrangements were by the Joseph R. Frazier Funeral Home, Winthrop.

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