Obituaries 09-11-2013

Angelo ‘Sonny’ Todisco

Co-Founder of DePiano & Todisco Adjusters, Member of Many Organizations

Angelo A. “Sonny” Todisco of Revere died at the Beth Israel-Deaconess Hospital, Boston on September 4 following a long illness. He was 85 years old.

“Sonny” was born in Boston’s North End and came to live in Revere at one year of age. He attended Revere schools, was a 1948 graduate of Revere High School and entered the military service during the Korean Conflict. He served from January of 1951 and completed his term with the Army Reserve in January of 1957. He returned to school and secured his insurance adjuster’s license.

For many years, he worked at Wonderland Dog Track and also in the construction field. In 1978, he joined forces with William J. DePiano, Jr. to form DePiano & Todisco Adjusters, Inc. specializing in all types of insurance claims and losses. Theirs was a 30 plus year partnership and unique friendship which has brought not only themselves but their families into an extended family scenario.

“Sonny” maintained an energetic and interesting schedule with the many political, fraternal and community organizations he supported. He was a member of the American Legion Post 51, the Revere Soccorso Club, the Revere Loyal Order of the Moose, the Revere Knights of Columbus- Council 178 and Local 2168 of the Carpenters Union.  He was also Past President and a member of the Revere Kiwanis Club and the Revere Chamber of Commerce. Two of his fondest associations were with the Revere Planning Board at Revere City Hall and his association with the Board of Directors at the Revere Federal Savings & Loan Association. His participation was always consistent, humble and industrious. He loved to be busy and useful and, in spite of his long battle with failing health, he maintained that enthusiasm to the end.

For the past eight years, since his health began to fail, his beloved and faithful wife of 62 years, June J. (Catalucci) has been his constant companion. Their 62nd wedding anniversary, September 9, was the day of his funeral and however you deem to acknowledge this as a wonderful coincidence or gentle phenomena, it brings comfort.

Sonny was the proud and devoted father to: Donna M. DiGiovanni and her husband, Anthony of Peabody and Revere Fire Department Captain Thomas S. Todisco and his wife, Joanne E. of Revere. He was also the cherished grandfather of: Steven M. Todisco and his wife, Sarah of Georgetown, Bryan T. Todisco of Revere, Danielle J. Kempe and her husband, David of Quincy and David A. DiGiovanni of Peabody and Lowell; the very dear brother of Phyllis M. Todisco and her partner, John F. Murphy of Revere. “Sonny” was also the brother in law of the late Robert L. “Bobbie” Catalucci.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, Revere. Interment was in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701-9376. For more information, visit:


Robert Stanchi, Jr.

Of Revere, formerly of the North End

Robert R. Stanchi, Jr. of Revere, formerly of the North End, died on September 6 at the Chelsea Soldiers’ Home following a long illness. He was 81 years old.

Born and raised in Boston’s North End, he moved to Revere in 1955. He served with the US Army during the Korean Conflict for about four years and was a machine operator and fence installer for several area construction companies. A long time member of St. Anthony of Padua Parish, he was also a long time member of the Joseph Mottollo VFW Post 4524 of Revere.

He was the beloved son of the late Robert R., Sr. and Mary (Sicorello) Stanchi; the dear brother of the late Richard R. and Carmen A. Stanchi; loving brother in law of Rachel E. Stanchi of Wilmington and the late Erna M. Stanchi; the cherished uncle to: Michelle M. Stanchi of Wilmington, Michael R. Stanchi and his wife, Kathryn “Kate” of Winthrop and Conrad Dampolo and his wife, Elizabeth of Saugus. He is also lovingly survived by several cousins.

Family and friends are invited to attend a Memorial Funeral Mass today, Wednesday, September 11 at 11 a.m in St. Anthony of Padua Church, 250 Revere Street, Revere. Visiting hours are respectfully omitted. Interment is private. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the “Patients’ Recreation Fund” at Chelsea Soldiers’ Home, 91 Crest Avenue, Chelsea, MA 02150. For more information, visit:

James ‘Jimmy’ Montgomery

Of Lunenburg, formerly of Revere

James D. “Jimmy” Montgomery of Lunenburg, formerly of Revere, passed away unexpectedly at his home in Lunenburg on September 4. He was 45 years old.

He was born on April 30, 1968 in Revere, the son of Helen (Smith) Montgomery and the late Richard .

A plumber and a graduate of the Northeast Voke, Class of 1986, Jimmy was an avid golfer, poker player, a lifelong Red Sox fan,  a loving son, brother, father, uncle, and friend. In addition to his mother, he is survived by his children; Kristina O’Toole-Montgomery of Wakefield and Christopher Dalton of Pepperell; his longtime companion, Carol Dulude of Lunenburg and her children, Heather and Ronnie. Jimmy was the brother of Janine DiPaolo and her husband, John of Peabody; Erin, Sean and Richard Montgomery and his girlfriend, Christina, all  of Florida and Michael and Kevin Montgomery of New Hampshire. He is also survived by several nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends.

Family and friends are invited to visit today, Wednesday, from 4 to 8 p.m. in Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, 262 Beach Street, Revere. Committal will take place Friday at 2:30 p.m. at Woodlawn Cemetery Everett. For directions and guest book:

Janice Patricia ‘Fuzzy’ Wallace

Of Woburn, formerly of Chelsea

Janice Patricia (Gaskill) “Fuzzy” Wallace of Woburn, formerly of Chelsea, died on  September 6.

She was the devoted mother of Lynne Hurley and her husband, William Jr. of Halifax, Cynthia Jeglinski and her husband, David of Revere, Cheryl Wallace and her companion, George Najarian of Woburn, Joyce Wallace and her companion, James “Reggie” ofWOburn. She was the former wife of the late Robert J. Wallace; dear sister of Marie Reale of Revere and Edwin Gaskill of Chelsea and was predeceased by many other brothers and sisters. She was the adored grandmother of William III, Victoria, Cody, Ashley, Danielle and Steven and is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.

In accordance with her wishes, funeral services are private. In honoring Janice, memorial donations may be made to MS, 706 Haddon Field Rd., Cherry Hill N.J 08002. For more information:

Audrey Noel

Telephone Company Technician

Audrey R. Noel of Revere died on September 6. She was 72 years old.

Born in Revere, she was a technician for the telephone company.

She was the devoted mother of Ronald J. Colegrove and his wife, Carole of Revere and Joel S. Colegrove and his wife, Doreen of Melrose; loving wife of the late Dallis Colegrove and Roy Noel; dear sister of the late Walter Carney and Dorothy Carney; cherished grandmother of Christine Colegrove of New Hampshire and Tyler Colegrove of Melrose; step-grandmother of Scott Prusak of Revere and Cyndi White of Reading; great-grandmother of Gabriella Alvarado and Analia Fontanez and step-great-grandmother of Kayli Birkmaier, Kiernan Birkmaier, Amanda Neilan and Kyle Kariores. She is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons~Bruno Funeral Home, Revere.  In lieu of flowers, please make donations in Audrey’s name to: Animal Umbrella Cat Shelter, 320 B Charger St., Revere, MA 02151. For guestbook and online memorial please visit:

Carmella ‘Millie’ Di Blasi

Of Wakefield, formerly of Revere

Carmella “Millie” (Puglisi) Di Blasi of Wakefield, formerly of Revere, died on August 30.

A housewife, she was the beloved wife of the late Joseph P. DiBlasi; daughter of the late Sebastiano and Filomena ( Pistone ) Puglisi; loving mother of Joseph DiBlasi, Jr. and his wife, Lucille of Ipswich and devoted daughter Carol D’Alessandro and her husband, Joseph of Wakefield.  She is also survived by two loving grandsons: Joseph DiBlasi and  his wife, Laura of N. Andover and James DiBlasi and  his wife, Silvanna of Boxford and two cherished granddaughters, Michelle Nickerson and her husband, Steven and Charlene Lupien and her husband Andrew, both of Wakefield; dear sister of Vincent Puglisi of Stoneham,  Caesar Puglisi of Winthrop and the late Peter Puglisi and is also survived by 10 great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, Revere. Burial was in Forest Glade Cemetery, Wakefield. For guest book.

Marie Duvall

Jordan Marsh Retiree

Marie H. (Hewitt) Duvall of Revere, formerly of Cambridge, died on September 5 at the Mass. General Hospital in Boston following a long illness. She was 87 years old.

Born and raised in Cambridge, Mrs. Duvall came to live in Revere more than 60 years ago. For over 20 years, she worked as a salesperson for the former Jordan Marsh Co. of Boston (Macy’s) retiring in 1985.

She was the beloved mother of her devoted daughter, Donna D. Messenger of Revere; the sister of the late Eileen Stone and Harvey Hewitt and the companion of the late Richard Burgess. She was the widow of the late Raymond F. Duvall, Jr. and the daughter of the late Robert and Maryanne (Bailey) Hewitt.

Rev. Edgar A. Gutierrez-Duarte, Pastor of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, Chelsea (where Mrs. Duvall has been a long time parishioner) will be the celebrant at the Graveside Service to be held on Friday, September 13 at 1 p.m. at Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett.  Family and friends are invited to attend. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 480 Pleasant St., Watertown, MA 02472. For more information, please visit:


Charles ‘Chuck’ Kaliris, Jr.

Lionbridge Technology, Sales Director

Charles R. “Chuck” Kaliris, Jr. of 5 Memory Lane, North Reading, formerly of Chelsea and Revere, died on September 9. He was 53 years old.

The Sales Director of Lionbridge Technology, he received his MBA from Northeastern University and has been resident of North Reading for 29 years.

He was the beloved husband of Karen (Gustin); father of Mark and Diane Kaliris of North Reading; son of Charles Sr. and Mary Kaliris of Lynnfield; brother of William M. and his wife, Denise of Melrose and Christine M Kaliris of Winthrop. He is also survived by many brother and sisters in law as well as nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are Friday, from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Cota Funeral Home, 335 Park Street, North Reading. His Funeral will be Saturday, September 14 at 9:30 a.m from the funeral home followed by a Mass at St. Theresa’s Church, 63 Winter St., North Reading at 10:30 a.m. Burial will be private. Please omit flowers. Donations in Chuck’s memory may be made to the VNA of Middlesex East and Visiting Nurse Hospice, 607 North Avenue, Suite 17, Wakefield, MA 01880 or Dana Farber Cancer Institute, P.O. Box 849168, Boston, MA 02284.

Dorothy Dudley

Member of Pace Program

Dorothy N. (Palladino) Dudley of Revere died on September 9 at the Mass. General Hospital in Boston after a brief illness. She was 88 years old.

Born and raised in Revere and a lifelong Revere resident, she was a 1943 graduate of Revere High School, a lifelong homemaker and a member of the East Boston Pace Health Program.

Mrs. Dudley was the wife of the late Arthur D. Dudley who died in November of 1985; the devoted mother of: Paul Dudley and his wife, Deborah of Seabrook, NH, Robin A. Sullivan and her husband, Joseph of New Ipswich, NH and the late Diane M. Scott; the dear sister of Arthur Palladino of Arlington, Marie DiGiacomo of Wakefield and Nella Serino of Salem. She is also lovingly survived by five grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren and by several nieces and nephews.

Family and friends are invited to attend visiting hours on Friday, September 13 from 4 to 7 p.m. in the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Route 107) Revere. Interment will be held privately at Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden at a later date. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Boston Medical Center, 850 Harrison Avenue, Boston, MA 02118, Attn: Development Office. For more information, visit: www.vertuccio&

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