Obituaries 10-08-2014

John LoVerme, Jr.

Mechanical Engineer

John F. Loverme, Jr., a long time Saugus resident and an East Boston native, passed away on October 3 at Mass. General Hospital, Boston after a long three year battle with pancreatic cancer. He was 62 years old.

He was a graduate of East Boston High School, Class of 1970 and an alumnus of the prestigious Wentworth Institute, Class of 1974. John worked within the network of various engineering corporations and lastly at Santan Engineering Corp. where he worked for more than 10 years until a year ago when debilitating illness forced him to remain at home.

Medically, John was a veritable miracle, not only surviving but thriving for almost a year during his three year diagnosis. The entire cancer team at MGH and the extraordinary tenacity of his wife and daughters are to be praised for John’s courage to pursue any and all forms of traditional and naturalistic protocols.

John’s talent went far beyond his professional engineering accomplishments. For over 35 years, his avocation in life was as a fine furniture designer and contractor. Although he credited his late father in law, Louis J. Carco, as his mentor, John certainly had an intrinsic talent for working with wood. For years, he was responsible for many originally designed furniture creations that he gave as gifts. His artistic style was distinct and authentic.

He is survived by his beloved wife of 39 years, Pauline L. (Carco.) He was the cherished father of: Jessica D. LoVerme of Revere and Jenna D. LoVerme of Saugus; the dear brother of Lucille LoVerme of East Boston and his twin brother, Charles LoVerme and his wife, Stella of Medford. He is also lovingly survived by his wife’s family, the Carco family of Malden, Saugus, West Peabody and Cape Cod and by many nieces and nephews. He was the son of the late John F. LoVerme, Sr. and Edith (Luiso) LoVerme.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, Revere. Interment was in Puritan Lawn Memorial Cemetery, West Peabody. For additional information, please visit:

Rita DeMattia

CCD Teacher

Rita M. (Insani) DeMattia of Revere died on October 6.

A CCD teacher at St. Mary’s Church for 25 years, she was the beloved wife of Charles M. DeMattia, Sr.; devoted mother of Charlene McDonald of Salem, Judy Melanson , David DeMattia and Robert DeMattia, all of Revere and the late Charles DeMattia, Jr.; dear sister of Eleanor Testa of Everett, John Insani of Virginia and the late Lena DeAngelis, Mario, Raymond, Robert and Gino Insani; cherished grandmother of Courtney, Lauren, Krystel, Amanda, Stacey, Rachel and also leaves three great-grandchildren.

Her Funeral will be held from the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons~Bruno Funeral Home, 128 Revere St., Revere on Friday, October 9 at 9 a.m. Followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Anthony’s Church at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends are kindly invited. Visiting hours will be Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m. Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery. For online memorial and guestbook please visit:

Rose Penta

Leonard Silver Co. and Colt Press Retiree

Rose M. (Archidiacona) Penta of East Boston, formerly of Revere and Lynn, died at Boston’s Mass. General Hospital on September 28 following a brief illness. She was 89 years old.

Born in Revere, she attended Revere schools and graduated from Revere High School, Class of 1943. She lived in Revere until moving to East Boston in 1947 where she remained until moving to Lynn with her daughter in the late 1990’s.

Mrs. Penta worked as an assembler for the former Leonard Silver Co. of East Boston and as a clerk for the former Colt Pres of East Boston. She was a member of the East Boston and Revere Senior Centers.

Her husband, Saverio ‘Sammy” Penta, Jr., died in April of 1991. She was the devoted mother of: Richard Penta of Fairfax, VA, Sallyann Penta of Lynn and Sharon M. Howard and her husband, Lawrence of Venice, Florida; the cherished grandmother of Christine E. Toavs and her husband, Tory of Fairfax, VA and Daniel R. Penta and his wife, Erin Regan of Queens, NY. She is also lovingly survived by two great grandchildren, Viviana and Jude and by her former faithful daughter-in-law, Nancy Penta of Fairgax, VA. She was the dear sister of the late: Frederick Colagero, Jenny Pisano and Christina Principe and is also survived by many nieces, nephews, grand nieces and grand nephews.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, Revere. Interment was private. Remembrances may be made to: Mass. General Hospital, 100 Cambridge St., Suite 1310, Boston, MA 0114 Attention: Laura Ogonowski, Deveopment Office or on line at: Your gift will help support the work of Dr. Paul Huang, Rose’s personal physician. For additional information, visit:

Yolanda ‘Viola’ Ferullo

Cared for family and her home and was a beacon of hospitality for over 70 years

Yolanda “Viola” Ferullo, an East Boston native and an 11 year resident of Winthrop, died unexpectedly at the Chelsea Jewish Nursing Home on October 2. She was 88 years old.

Born and raised in East Boston, she lived in East Boston all her life until moving to Winthrop 11 years ago.

“Yola” spent the majority of her adult life caring for family. Parents, siblings, her late husband – all were her care and devotion. While caring for her charges, she maintained an “open house” for her entire extended family, friends, neighbors and her childrens’ friends. Her London Street home in East Boston was a beacon of hospitality for over 70 years. No one person ever left “Yola’s” home without enjoying her home cooking or her baked goodies. Her personality was indeed humble and loving.

She was the wife of the late Pasquale “Pat” C. Ferullo who died in April of 2003; the devoted mother of: Anthony V. Ferullo and his wife, “Nikki,” Louise Ferullo of Lynnfield and Patricia J. MacQueen and her husband, Giles E. of Winthrop with whom she made her home for the past 11 years. She was the cherished grandmother of: Anthony P. Ferullo and his wife, Maria of Danvers, Dr. Shawn M. Ferullo and his wife, Karen of Winthrop and Mark J. Ferullo of Lynnfield. She is also lovingly survived by four great grandchildren: Gabriela A., Nicholas S., Kayla M. and Olivia M. Ferullo. She was the dear sister of the late: Carmella Copozi, Saverio “Sammy,” Salvatore “Salvy” and Arthur Penta. She is also survived by many faithful nieces, nephews, grand nieces and grand nephews.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, Revere. Interment was in Woodlawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to: Elder Service Plan (ESP), Lewi Mall, 325 Summer St., East Boston, MA 02128, Attn: Tina Smith. For more information, please

Margaret D’Angelo

Long active in Friendly Gardens Office

Margaret (Amato) D’Angelo of Revere died on September 30, two days before her 96th birthday.

Margaret, who was active for many years in the Friendly Gardens Office, was the beloved wife of the late Pasquale D’Angelo with whom she shared 48 years of marriage; loving mother of Patrick D’Angelo and his wife, Christine of Saugus and Lillian Quill of Wakefield and her late husband James Quill; dear sister of James Amato of Revere and the late Helen Otolo and Josephine Cambria; cherished grandmother of five and great grandmother of four.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, Revere. Interment was in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Margaret’s name to Light House Nursing Home Activity Fund, 204 Proctor Ave., Revere, Ma 02151.For guest book, visit:

Natalie Ewing

Longtime Revere homemaker; cared for abandoned animals, especially cats

Family and friends are invited to attend visiting hours on Saturday, October 18 in the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Route 107) Revere beginning at 1 p.m. for Natalie W. (Willey) Ewing who died on September 23 following a brief illness at the Chelsea Jewish Nursing Home. She was 78 years old.

Her funeral service will follow the visitation at 3 p.m. in the Funeral Home. Entombment in the Columbarium at Woodlawn Cemetery Chapel wilI be held privately.

Mrs. Ewing was born and raised in Torrington, Conn. and came to Revere more than 60 years ago. Her early career was as an assembler for several area factories. Natalie was a devoted mom, grandmother, sister and aunt.

One of her cares was the love of abandoned animals, especially cats, and over the years the family says that it would be difficult to ascertain the number of cats to which she gave a home.

She was the widow of the late George W. Ewing; the devoted mother to: Kathleen A. Ferraro and her partner, Manuel G. Cid, Jeanne E. Conte and her husband, Richard, David B. Ewing and John T. Ewing and his wife, Kelley Crosby-Ewing, all of Revere. She was the cherished “Nana” to: Paul J. Ferraro of Somerville, Michelle E. Ferraro-Rankins and her husband, Daniel J. of Manchester, NH, Jennifer L. Conte of Revere, Joshua Crosby of Glen Falls, NY, Tanya Crosby of Revere and Elijah Miguel Crosby-Varquez of Revere; the dear sister to: Fern Cruse of Woodstock, Vt., Lorraine Boyden of Ft. Myers, Florida and the late Eunice Adams, Clyde, Glenn and Evan Willey, Jr. She is also lovingly survived by many nieces and nephews, grand nieces and grand nephews.

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to: Animal Umbrella, P.O. Box 2675, Acton, MA 01720 Attn: “NME” – Animal Umbrella is a “No-Kill” Animal Shelter with a Revere affiliation. For more information, please visit:

Madeline ‘Loretta’ Toft

Former Employee of

Emerson Textiles of Chelsea

Madeline “Loretta” (Belinsky) Toft of Revere died suddenly on October 3.

A former employee of Emerson Textiles of Chelsea, she was the beloved daughter of the late Mitchell and Madeline (Gomes) Belinsky; dear sister of Marilyn Perrier of Revere, Richard Belinsky and his wife, Anne of Manchester, NH and the late Mitchell Belinsky and 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, donations may be made in Loretta’s memory to the charity of one’s choice. For guest book please visit

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