Obituaries 08-13-2014

Joseph Bowman

Retired Revere Fire Captain

Retired Revere Fire Captain Joseph J. Bowman died on August 8 at Brightview of Danvers surrounded by the love and presence of his family. He was 87 years old.

Captain Bowman was born in Chelsea and was a 1945 graduate of Immaculate Conception High School, Revere. Upon graduation, he entered the US Navy and served until July of 1946 with the rank of Radarman-3rd Class. He spent more than 34 years with the Revere Fire Department retiring with the rank of Captain. He was a member of the Retired Revere Firefighters Association and a devotee of the Immaculate Conception Parish Family.

He and his wife lived in Revere for most of their married life until moving to Stoneham in 2000. “Joe” was a perfect example of a devoted husband and proud father and grandfather. As a member of the Fire Department, he had rotating shifts, enabling him to serve as a greeter for the former Pike & Vertuccio Funeral Home on Beach Street. He was typical of so many of his generation who were and are the essence of a “family provider.”

Joe lost the “love of his life,” Lorraine M. (Fallon) on May 21, 2012 after 61 years of marriage. He was the cherished father tof Joraine M. Spelman and her husband, Philip of Stoneham, Joseph J. Bowman, Jr. and his wife, Karen of Brecksville, Ohio, Lisa M. Carlson and her husband, James of Saugus and Christine M. Emond and her husband, Douglas of Marblehead. Joe is also lovingly survived by nine grandchildren, three great grandchildren and three sisters-in-law, Dorothy Bowman of Melrose, Patricia Colburne and Concetta “Connie” Fallon, both of Wakefield. He was the dear brother of the late David Bowman, Jr.

Funeral arrangements were by the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, Revere. Interment was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to: Care Dimensions (Hospice of the North Shore), 75 Sylvan St., Danvers, MA 01923. For more information, visit:

Louis Bell

Lived Long and Healthy Life

Louis Bell died at his home in Lake Worth, Florida on August 3. He was 96 years old.

He had a long and healthy life and retained all of his faculties.
Lou was a native of Chelsea and spent most of his life in Revere wintering in Lake Worth, Florida where he and Muffy retired when they were in their nineties. He hated the cold.
He was renowned for his ability to make dentures which was his career spending many years at the office of Dr. Samuel Kane in East Boston where he practiced his craft. He loved to golf and he and Muffy belonged to many golf and country clubs both in the Boston area as well as in Ft. Worth, Fl. He had a great sense of humor and always knew what was going on. He and Muffy enjoyed life and travelled all over — even to Israel. They both played golf well, had many friends and entertained and were entertained.

He was the husband of Mafalda ‘Muffy’ (DeLorenzo) Dinarello Bell and was predeceased by his first wife, Ellie (Sochin) and his son, Eric Bell. He is survived by his son, Steven Bell, his daughter, Randee Bell and her two children, Eric and Elle Langone, her daughter, Debby Bell Smith and her husband, Leo Smith, their children, Isis and Michael and two great grandchildren Chloe and Felix. He is also survived by his stepsons: Victor, Frederick and Dr. Charles Dinarello and their families and his brother, Mila Bell. He was predeceased by his sister, Sally Picard and his brother, James Bell.
A graveside service will be held at 10 a.m., October 5 at Mohliver Cemetery, Baker Street, West Roxbury.

Ann Marie Gomez-Amaru

Of New Hampshire, formerly of Everett

Ann Marie Gomez-Amaru a 45 year resident of Epping, NH, formerly of Evertt, died following a long battle with metastatic cancer on August 9 at Boston’s Mass. General Hospital. She was 55 years old.

Born and raised in Everett, she moved with her family to Epping, NH in 1968 where she remained. She was a 1976 graduate of Epping High School.

She was the beloved wife of 30 years to Steven Amaru, the dear mother of Kara Amaru and the proud grandmother of Stevie Amaru, all of Atkinson, NH; the cherished daughter of Emma (Saponaro) Gomez of Epping, NH and the late Raymond Gomez, Sr.; the devoted sister of Raymond Gomez, Jr. Bobbie Botticelli, Richard Gome and Regina E. Gomez, all of Reading and William N. Gomez of Epping, NH. She is also lovingly survived by many nieces, nephews, her mother in law Esther Amaru of Reading, her sister in law Mary Kasper of Easthampton and her brother in law, Walter Amaru of Taunton.

Family and friends are invited to attend a Memorial Funeral Mass on Thursday, August 14 at 10:30 a.m. in Our Lady of Grace Church, Nichols Street on the Chelsea-Everett line. Interment is private. Visiting hours are respectfully omitted. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the National Kidney Foundation, 85 Astor Avenue, Norwood, MA 02062. For more information, please visit:

John Verrengia

Lead Singer for Johnny Vee and the Moon Liters and All American Commander of Beachmont VFW 6711

John P. Verrengia of Revere died on August 10.

A US Navy veteran of World War II, he was the All American Commander at the Beachmont VFW 6711 and a member of the DAV. Music was John’s passion, he was the lead singer for Johnny Vee and the Moon Liters.

He was the beloved husband of Florence R. (Scifo) of Revere; devoted father of John J. Verrengia and his wife, Alberta of Revere, Marianne Buzun and her husband, Fran of Saugus and Rosalie Serena and her husband, Randy of Centerville; dear brother of Thomas Verrengia of Saugus and the late Arthur, Joseph, his twin Anna Dupree, Benny, Tony, Margaret Ferrairo and Mary Mazzola; cherished grandfather of Joseph Buzun and Joshua Verrengia and is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews and his beloved dogs, Krystal and Becky.

A Memorial Mass will be held at St. John the Evangelist Church (Winthrop) on Saturday, August 16 at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend. Arrangements are under the direction of the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons~Bruno Funeral Home 128 Revere St., Revere. In lieu of flowers please make donations to North East Animal Shelter 347 Highland Ave, Salem, MA 01970 or Wounded Warrior Project 150 Cambridge Park Drive, Suite 202, Cambridge, MA 02140. For online memorial and guestbook please visit

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