Obituaries 01-22-2014

Alexander Glimcher

Of Revere

Alexander Glimcher of Revere passed away on Thursday, January 16.

He was the beloved husband of the late Florence (Jacobson) Glimcher; devoted father of Naomi Panarello, Mark Glimcher and Maurine Ronne and her husband, David; loving son of the late Abraham and Rose (Yavich) Glimcher; dear brother of Irma Gershkowitz and Lola Sandler and loving grandfather of Jaime, Fina, Jared, Zackery, Andria and Deanna and is also survived by one great grandchild, Harper Florie.

Services were previously held. Contributions in Alexander’s memory may be made to Briar Cliff Lodge Adult Day Care, 112 Kernwood Dr. Lynn, MA 01904. for online guest book.

Mary Racca

Former Employee of Wonderland Race Track;

Waged Courageous Battle With Lung Cancer

Family and friends are invited to attend visiting hours on Friday, January 24 from 4 to 8 p.m. in the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Route 107) Revere for Mary J. (O’Hara) Racca of Saugus, formerly of Revere, who passed away in her home on Saturday, January 18 surrounded by her loving family after a hard fought battle (since November of 2011) with Lung Cancer. She was 75 years old.

Mary was born and raised in Revere and attended Revere schools. She remained in Revere for 63 years until moving to Saugus in 2001 where she became an active and proud parishioner of Blessed Sacrament Parish and attended mass regularly.

A former employee of Wonderland Race Track, her favorite joy in her life was her enormous family that included her children, grandchildren, great grandson, nieces and nephews and her sisters and extended family. Mary enjoyed traveling with a very special “select group” of friends and family to destinations around the country and the world.

She was the devoted wife of the late James S. “Brother” Racca; the loving mother of James F. Racca, Douglas Racca and his wife, Deborah A., all of Londonderry, NH and Daniel A. Racca of Manchester, NH; the cherished grandmother of Daniel Racca of Derry, NH, Nicole Lacharite and her husband, William of Weare, NH, Joseph Racca of Londonderry, NH , Michael Racca and his wife, Alyson of Ayer, Alexandra Racca of Billerica and Stephen Racca of Londonderry, NH. She was the adored great grandmother of her great-grandson Timothy Lacharite; the loving sister of Marjorie E. Robertson and her husband, James R. of Middleboro, Frances “Phyllis” McLaughlin and her husband, Robert F. of Revere and the late Dorothy Minichino, Helen Botta and John O’Hara. She is also lovingly survived by many nieces and nephews, grand nieces and grand nephews.

Her funeral will be conducted from the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, Revere on Saturday, January 25 at 9 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in Blessed Sacrament Church, 14 Summer St., Saugus at 10 a.m. Interment will be in Puritan Lawn Memorial Park, Peabody. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to: The Home for Little Wanderers, 271 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02115. For more information, please visit:

Patricia Nazzaro

Stone & Webster Retiree

Patricia J. “Pat” (Reardon) Nazzaro, a Revere resident for almost 60 years, passed away at the Chelsea Jewish Nursing Home on January 18. She was 80 years old.

A retired secretary at Stone & Webster Engineering Corp., Pat was born and raised in Portland, Maine. She attended schools in the Portland area and furthered her education by attending Business School and Secretarial School. In 1955, Pat and her husband, Michael Nazzaro, married and settled in Revere, where she remained. In 1972, she lost her husband and had her young family to raise alone. The dedicated mother that she was, she went to work full time at Stone & Webster Engineering Corp. as a secretary. Later in life, Pat donated her time and talents of knitting and crocheting, “Prayer Blankets” for Massachusetts General Hospital and Boston’s Children’s Hospital.

She was the wife of the late Michael Nazzaro, the loving mother of Debra A. D’Ambrosio and her husband, Lorenzo of East Boston and Cynthia J. Nazzaro of Winthrop; the cherished grandmother of Paul L. D’Ambrosio and his wife, Alexandra P. of East Boston and Lauren A. D’Ambrosio of East Boston and Baltimore, MD; the dear sister of Donald Reardon and his wife, Gail of Yarmouth, ME and is also lovingly survived by several nieces and nephews.

A Funeral Mass was celebrated at St. Anthony’s Church, Revere, on Tuesday with funeral arrangements by Vertuccio and Smith Home for Funerals, Revere. Interment was private. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to: Northeast Animal Shelter, 347 Highland Ave., Salem, MA 01970

William McCarthy

Head Chef at New Bridge Cafe, Member of 5-2 Club of Chelsea

William F. “Billy” McCarthy died most unexpectedly on Tuesday, January 7 after being stricken at work in the kitchen at New Bridge Cafe, Everett-Chelsea line. He was pronounced dead at the Whidden Memorial Hospital, Everett, where he had been rushed. He was 53 years old.

Born in Revere, he was raised and educated in Everett and was a 1978 graduate of Everett High School. He was a member of the 5-2 Club of Chelsea and Head Chef for the Newbridge Cafe of Chelsea for over 25 years. ”Billy” spent most of his life in the Chelsea-Everett area. Never having married, he had a particular devotion to his parents, brothers, sister, their spouses and their children. His loss will be intensely felt, not only by his cherished family, but by the many, many friends and colleagues he has enjoyed over the years.

He was the beloved son of the late Francis J. McCarthy and Dorothy A. (Sabbagh) McCarthy-DeLuca and the late Steven P. DeLuca; devoted brother of Francis J. McCarthy, Jr. and his wife, Joanne of Everett, Patricia A. Muollo and her husband, Christopher C. of Groveland and Kevin A. McCarthy and his wife, Rhonda F. of Salisbury. He was the cherished uncle of Aeriell, Eric, Maegan, Rachel, Christopher, Stan, Chris, Joe and Alyssa and is also lovingly survived by two aunts and two uncles, Harriet J. Hamhoomis of Melrose, Claire McCarthy of Charlestown, Edward McCarthy of Lynnfield and Gerard Alterio of Wakefield and a grand nephew, Christopher Choquette.

Funeral arrangements were by the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, Revere. Interment was in Woodlawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Susan B.Komen for the Cure of Breast Cancer, 89 South Street, Boston, MA 02111. Please

Dolores Carrasquillo

Lifelong Revere Resident,

Love of Family Her Most Precious Gift Dolores J. (Pepe) Carrasquillo, a lifelong Revere resident, died suddenly at her home on January 14. She was 71 years old.

Educated in Revere Schools, her most precious gift in life was the love of her family. She was the matriarch and lived up to the role, the joy that she gave and received was most important to her.

She was the devoted mother of: Dianne B. Brennick and her husband, Dennis A., Domenic L. Brangiforte, Jr. and his wife, Holly A., both of Revere and Denise A. Smith and her husband, Richard H. of Everett. She was the cherished grandmother of: Dana E. Brangiforte and his wife, Cheri L., Amanda L. Brangiforte, Domenic L. Brangiforte, III and Nicolas M. Brangiforte, all of Revere and Michael R. Smith of Everett; the loving sister of Nicholas “Gigi” Pepe and Frederick “Beau” Pepe, both of Revere; the adored great grandmother of Joshua, Jacob and Roman. She was the former wife of the late Domenic L. Brangiforte, Sr. and is also lovingly survived by several nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Vertuccio and Smith Home for Funerals, Revere. Interment was in Puritan Lawn Memorial Park in Peabody. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to: St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, P.O. Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, TN 38101-9908.

Paul ‘Bean’ Reppucci

Retired MBTA Bus Driver

Paul G. “Bean” Reppucci, a former Revere resident, passed away unexpectedly on January 12 at the Harrington Hospital in Southbridge, MA, after a long illness. He was 64 years old.

Mr. Reppucci, who battled Diabetes for most of his life with his loving family by his side, was born and raised in the Beachmont section of Revere. He attended Revere Schools and shortly after graduation he joined the US Navy during the Viet Nam War and served his country proudly from 1968 to 1970. After leaving the Navy, he went to work for the M.B.T.A. as a bus driver for over 20 years before retiring due to health related issues.

Paul, who was one of a select few to be chosen to drive one of the buses for the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City, Utah, was known as a fun loving man. But, above all, he was best known as hard working and dedicated to his family.

He leaves his devoted wife, Linda M. Stasio – Reppucci of Naples, ME with whom he shared 43 years of marriage. He was the beloved father of Tammy L. Marra and her husband, James J. of Hampstead, NH, Paul G. Reppucci, II and his wife, Jacqueline A. of Saugus and Matthew J. Reppucci of Hampstead, NH. He was the son of the late Emilio and Carmela B. (Alconada) Reppucci; the loving brother of Grace Reppucci of Sturbridge and Thomas A. Reppucci; the cherished grandfather of, Crystal Costello, Gennaro Marra, Joseph Marra, Melayna Marra, Matteo Marra and Samantha Reppucci; loving son in-law of John M. Stasio of Revere and the late Barbara Stasio and is also lovingly survived by many nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Vertuccio and Smith Home for Funerals, Revere. Interment was in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden.

Natalie DeVito

Known for her Life Affirming Wit

Natalie J. DeVito, a resident of Revere for 68 years, passed away peacefully at the home of her son, Robert DeVito in Newark Valley, NY on January 13. She was 101 years old.

Natalie was an active and devoted member of Our Lady of Lourdes Parish in Beachmont and was well known throughout the community. She will be remembered for her life affirming wit.

Born on July 10, 1912 in Boston, she was one of 12 children born to Nichola and Paola (Morgana) Casella. In addition to 11 siblings, she was predeceased by her beloved husband, Frank in 1967, his parents Mary and Guido DiVito, and her son, Joseph DeVito. In addition to her son, Robert, she is survived by four grandchildren, five great grandchildren and by several nieces and nephews.

A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Anthony’s Church, Revere Street, Revere at 10 a.m. on Saturday, January 25. MacPherson Funeral Home, Newark Valley, NY assisted the family with arrangements.

Memories of Natalie and condolences to her family may be written in her guest book at

Francesco Mogavero

Former Proprietor of Frank Mogavero Masonary Construction Co.

Francesco Mogavero of Revere died at home surrounded by his family after a long illness on January 6. He was 88 years old.

Born in Italy, Isnello Sicily, to the late Giuseppe and Domenica (Cascio), he moved to Revere in 1956. He was the former proprietor of the Frank Mogavero Masonary Construction Co. and a former member of St. Anthony’s Holy Name Society.

He was the beloved husband of Maria “Pina” ( Scelsi); devoted father of Dr Nicola of Saugus and his fiancé, Mariangela Benzi, Mimma Mogavero of Revere, Elena Ensing and her late husband, Wim of Melrose; dear brother of Maria Borzellieri of Italy and the late Rosario, Giuseppe, Nicola, Cristina Monteleone and Francesca Capitummino. He is also survived by two loving granddaughters, Giulia and Sofia Ensing and by many nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, Revere. Interment was in Woodlawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Italian Home For Children, 1125 Centre St., Jamaica Plain, MA 02130. For guestbook please visit

Amelia DeAngelis

Of Georgia, Formerly of Revere

Amelia Sena DeAngelis passed away after a long illness in Peachtree City, Georgia on November 12, 2013.

A 1945 graduate of Revere High School, Amelia was raised in Revere and lived in California, New Hampshire, Florida, North Carolina, and Georgia. She made her career in the restaurant business. With a huge heart and boundless energy, Amelia touched the lives of so many.

She was born on February 11, 1927 to Angelo and Rose Sena in Revere. She was preceded in death by her loving husband Marcus, US Navy Seabee; her father, Angelo, mother, Rose and brothers, Billy and Angelo. Amelia leaves to cherish her memory, her loving sister, Louise Palladino and brothers: Anthony, John, Ralph, Bobby and Dickie and grandchildren: Tim, Kris, and Keri Lavoie and great-granddaughter, Taylor Lavoie, all of Georgia.

A memorial mass was held at St. Anthony’s Church with local arrangements by Buonfiglio-Bruno Funeral Home. In remembrance and in lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Alzheimer’s Foundation in the name of Amelia Sena DeAngelis on the internet @

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