Obituaries 09-10-2014

Peter Sawtelle

Retired Salesman for Contracting Firms

Peter J. Sawtelle, a 58 year resident of Revere, died unexpectedly on August 30 after being rushed to Mass. General Hospital in Boston. He was 77 years old.

Born and raised in Boston’s North End, he came to live in Revere more than 58 years ago. Most of his working career was spent in the contracting business as a salesman.

He was the son of the late Joseph and Mary H. (Othmer) Sawtelle; the devoted father of Jessica L. Sargent of Amesbury and the cherished grandfather of Albert M. Sargent of Haverhill and Alex M. Sargnt of Amesbury; the dear brother of Victoria L. Lentini of Revere and the late Joseph F. Sawtelle. He is also lovingly survived by his former wife, Cheryl L. Hazelton of Amesbury and two great grandsons, Anthony M. Lattime-Sargent and Adrian M. Mason-Sargent and by several nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, Revere. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to your favorite charity.


Frank Cavaretta

Retired  Train Operator and Bus Driver

Frank L. Cavaretta of Revere died on September 5. He was 90 years old.

Born and raised in Revere, he was a life long Revere resident and worked for the T as a train operator and then retired from the T as a bus driver.

He was the beloved husband of the late Florence (Juliano); devoted father of Frank Jr. and his wife, Terry of Pepperell, Lenny and his wife, Terezinha Sarmento of Las Vegas and Rosemary Cavaretta; dear brother of Mary Lunnetta and her husband, Joseph of Wilmington and the late Antonina Karedes and is also survived by six loving grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

His Funeral will be held from the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons –Bruno Funeral Home, 128 Revere St., Revere today, Wednesday at 10 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Anthony’s Church at 11 a.m. Relatives and friends are kindly invited. Entombment will be in Holy Cross Mausoleum. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105. For guest book please visit


Edward “Eddie” Fay, Jr.

Lifelong Member of American Legion Post 28

Edward “Eddie” Fay, Jr., born and raised in Revere, died Wednesday, August 13 in New Hampshire. He was 78 years old.

The son of the late Edward and Mabel (Bunnell) Fay, he was a lifelong entrepreneur, who for most of his life owned and operated his own restaurants with his wife. He was a lifelong member of the American Legion Post #28 and proudly served as Senior Vice Commander, Junior Vice Commander and Commander.

He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Dolores (Milaszewski) Fay of Allenstown NH; four children, Sandra Fay of New Hampshire, Debra Jalbert and her husband, Alan of Florida, Donna Thurber and her husband, David of Texas and Edward Fay III of New Hampshire; five grandchildren; a sister, Virginia LeClair of Revere, and nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by siblings, Grace Cutillo and Joseph Fay.

There are no calling hours. A memorial Mass will be celebrated Saturday, September 13 at 11 a.m. at St. John the Baptist Church in Allenstown, NH. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to either St. John the Baptist Church, 10 School Street, Allenstown, NH 03275 or Elliot Hospital, One Elliot Way, Manchester, NH 03101. To sign an on-line guestbook, please visit


Anthony ‘Tony’ Saponaro

Creative Business Entrepreur

Anthony (Tony) Saponaro, of Revere passed away August 31.

Born in East Boston on October 4, 1930, the son of the late Nicola and Anna (DiStacio) Saponaro, he was a graduate, of East Boston High School, Class of 1947.

Anthony had a very creative, inventive personality founding various businesses since his early twenties. From a fun miniature golf course on the Lynnway to a produce store, Tiffany Restaurant in Everett and the areas first “Last Vegas Night” to New England’s largest rental service, Camelot Special Events which he operated along with his three sons.

He was the husband of Bernadette (Slaney) Saponaro with whom he just celebrated their 61st wedding anniversary, father of Jan (Anthony) and his companion, Evelyn French of Revere and North Reading, Mark and his wife, Stephanie of Stoneham, and William and his wife, Gail of Wakefield; grandfather of Danielle Saponaro-Zaccaria and her husband, Michael of Revere, Nicholas and Bailey of Stoneham and Jennifer and Christopher of Wakefield and great grandfather of Natalia and Michael Anthony of Revere; brother of Emma S Gomez of Epping N H, and the late Joseph Saponaro, Helen Parrelli, Edith Carrozza, William Saponaro, Romaine Langone and Lucy LaScola and father in law of the late Katherine Saponaro.

Per the family’s request, services private. Arrangements under the direction of the Ernest P. Caggiano and Son -O’Maley Funeral Home, Winthrop. To sign the online guestbook go to


Carmela Spolsino

Of East Boston, formerly of Revere

Carmella (Orio) Spolsino, a long time East Boston resident and a Revere native, passed away on Sunday, September 7 following a long illness at the Courtyard Nursing and Rehab Center of Medford. She was 92 years old.

Born and educated in Revere, she was a graduate of Revere High School, Class of 1940 and came to East Boston more than 60 years ago after marrying Anthony M. Spolsino (who passed in July of 1988.)

In her early years, Carmella worked at the former Honeywell Manufacturing Corp. She later became a certified homemaker, working for several local agencies and retiring at the age of 72.

Carmela lived briefly at East Boston Senior Housing (The Victory Gardens) before entering the nursing facility 10 months ago.

She was the cherished mother of Michael A. Spolsino and his wife, Elizabeth of West Peabody and Frank Spolsino of East Boston; the devoted grandmother of Christopher Spolsino and his wife, Danielle of Sandown, NH and Michelle Stracqualurai and her husband, Jason of West Peabody; the dear sister of Jean Cowhig of Chelsea and the late Antoinette M. “Ann” Scarpo, Maryann Fahlstrom and the late John, Peter and Anthony Orio. She is also lovingly survived by her twin grandsons, Matthew A. and Jason M. Stracqualurai and by many nieces and nephews.

Family and friends are invited to attend a visitation today, Wednesday, September 10 in the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Route 107) Revere beginning at 9 a.m. Her Funeral Mass will follow the visitation in the Church of the Sacred Heart, 35 Brooks Street, East Boston at 11 a.m. followed by interment at the Mass. National VA Cemetery in Bourne. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to: The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (Mass. Chapter), 9 Erie Drive, Natick, MA 01760. For more information, please visit:


David Terenzi

30 Year General Electric Employee

David Terenzi of Revere, formerly of East Boston, died September 2.

David graduated from East Boston High School in 1974 and then enlisted in the United States Air Force. After an honorable discharge, David attended East Coast Aero Tech then went on to work at General Electric in Aviation for 30 years.

Born September 7, 1955, he was the son of the late Quirino Richard and Eleanor Terenzi; brother of Michael Terenzi and Dolores and her husband, Vincenzo DelViscovo, all of Londonderry, NH and the late Rita E. Fardella. He is also survived by six godchildren and several nieces and nephews.
A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m, Saturday, September 13 at Saint Jude’s Parish in Londonderry, NH. Interment will be in Pleasant View Cemetery in Londonderry. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in his memory to the POW MIA Foundation, 7407 LeGrande Street South, Jacksonville, FL 32244. To sign the online guestbook, please visit


Annette Amore

Revere Homemaker

Annette S. Amore, a lifelong resident of Revere, died on Friday, September 5 at the Eastpointe Nursing & Rehab Center of Chelsea following a long illness. She was 71 years old.

Born in Springfield, she spent all of her life in Revere. She graduated from Revere High School, Class of 1963 and spent part of her working career as a self-employed homemaker and care giver.

She was the adored and devoted mother of Richard G. Rezendes, Jr. who died on September 10, 2010; the daughter of the late Ciriaco “Jerry” Amore and Lucy (Scarpparrotta) Amore; the beloved sister of Retired Revere Fire Lt. Gerald A. Amore and his wife, Kathleen of Revere and Joey, Gary and Dianna, all of Springfield. She was the cherished aunt of Christine M. Malley and her husband, Revere Police Lt. Glenn Malley of Winthrop, Jennifer F. Angiulo of Stoneham, Kathleen R. Amore, Revere Firefighter Michael G. Amore and his partner, Jillene Miskevitch, all of Revere and several other nieces and nephews. She is also lovingly survived by John W. Rezendes and his wife, Jennifer and their son, James H. Rezendes, all of Michigan and by many grand nieces and grand nephews.

Family and friends are invited to attend visiting hours today, Wednesday, September 10 from 4 to 8 p.m. in the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Foute 107, Revere. Her Funeral will be conducted from the funeral home on Thursday, September 11 at 9:30 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in the Immaculate Conception Church, (corner of Beach Street and Winthrop Avenue, Revere) at 10:30 a.m. Interment will be in the family lot at Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Italian Home for Children, 1125 Centre St., Jamaica Plain, MA 02130. For more information, please visit:


Silvano Pacchielat

Retired Mechanic; Devoted to Family and Faith

Silvano Pacchielat, a 54 year resident of Revere, died on August 27 at the Whidden Memorial Hospital in Everett following a long illness. He was 90 years old.

Born and raised in Italy, he came to this country in 1956 settling in the Orient Heights Section of East Boston. He married and moved to Revere in 1960.

Both Silvano and his wife, Melania, were long time members of the choir at the Chapel of St. Pius X at Don Orione Nursing Home of East Boston. The couple were also active members of the Rossetti Senior Center of Revere.

Mr. Pacchielet was a mechanic for the former Libon Motors of Allston for more than 27 years before his retirement.

Silvano’s life was centered on the love for his Catholic faith and the care for his devoted family. He worked honestly and energetically, not only as a mechanic, but at his home, tending his garden, making home made wine and entertaining. Both he and his wife enjoyed hosting family and friends.

He leaves his beloved wife of 54 years Melania (Depicolzuane) and he was the devoted father of: Stefano J. Pacchielat of Lynn, Antonio Pacchielat and his wife, Claire of Easton and Daniel J. Pacchielat of Revere; the dear brother of Gina Skulic of Croatia and the late Rev. Giacchino Pacchielat, F.D.P., Vittorio and Carlo Pacchielat, Maria and Ornella Pacchielat. He is also lovingly survived by many nieces, nephews, grand nieces and grand nephews in the United States, Italy and Croatia.

Funeral arrangements were by the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, Revere. Entombment was in the Woodlawn Community Mausoleum (Sheffield Building) Everett. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the American Heart Association, 20 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701-4588. For more information, please visit:


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