Obituaries 12-03-2014

Richard Mauro

Founder and Owner of Tower Glass Co., Inc.

Past President of the Glass Employers Association of New England

Richard A. Mauro of Lynnfield, formerly of Revere, died on November 27.

A strong advocate of the union glazing and construction industry, he was the founder and owner of Tower Glass Co. Inc. of Woburn where he worked with his three sons. He was a long time member of Glaziers Local 1044, past president and officer of the Glass Employers Association of New England, a trustee on the local Pension, Annuity and Health & Welfare Funds and was the driving force behind the expansion of the new training facility in Brentwood, NH for the Finishing Trades Institute of New England. When construction was completed, the industry recognized Richard with a very distinguished plaque in addition to dedicating a classroom in his name.

Richard was a strong and devoted supporter of St. Mary of the Assumption Church, the Juvenile Diabetes Association, and Revere football programs through the McCarthy Foundation, named after his friend Mac, which raises funds to make major upgrades to the stadium.

He was the devoted son of the late Stephen and Frances (Scorzello); beloved father of Deborah Touhey and her husband, Brian of Milford, Stephen and his wife, Rita, Richard and his wife, Lynne all of Saugus and Robert of Revere; loving papa of Richard Jr., Dante, Ava and Sophia Mauro; dear brother of Patricia Memmolo of New Hampshire, Margaret “Tootie” Clarke of Saugus, Frances “Muggins” Gulla, Stephen Mauro and Linda Grasso, all of Revere. He was the long time companion of Linda LaGreca of Lynnfield and is also survived by his former wife Joan (Krovitz) Mauro of Revere and many loving nieces, nephews and friends.

Funeral arrangements were by the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, Revere. Interment was in Woodlawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation of NE, 60 Walnut St., Wellesley MA 02481. For guestbook please visit

Josephine ‘Jo’ Ferullo

Long time manager of Medford Lerner Store

Josephine E. “Jo” (Masino) Ferullo of Medford died on November 25 at the Sawtelle Family Hospice House in Reading. She was 96 years old.

The wife of the late Adolph Ferullo, she was born in Boston, the daughter of the late Angelo and Annie (Taurase) Masino. A resident of Medford, Mrs. Ferullo was the manager of the Medford Lerner store for many years.

She is survived by two grandchildren: William Ferullo Jr. and his wife, Wendi of Peabody and Lisa Coppola and her husband, Joseph of North Andover; great grandchildren; John, Joseph, Nicholas, Nikole and Jenna and her great great grandson, Bradlee. She was the mother of the late William Ferullo; the sister of the late Mary Wastofarro, Anne Rapallo, Michael Masino and Theresa Milano. She is also survived by her caregiving great nieces; Robino Gigante and Jennifer Arsenault.

A Celebration of Life was held in the Bisbee-Porcella Funeral Home, Saugus. Interment was at Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. In lieu of flowers donations in her memory maybe made to the Sawtelle Family Hospice House, c/o the Development Office, VNA of Middlesex-East, 607 North Avenue, Suite 17, Wakefield, MA 01880. For

Albert Fortucci

US Postal Service Retiree; Of Revere, formerly of the North End

Albert V. Fortucci of Revere, formerly of Boston’s North End, died on November 30 at Wilmington Health Care Center.

A retiree of the US Postal Service, South Postal Annex and a US Army veteran of the Korean Conflict, he was born in Boston, son of the late Sam and Concetta (Fasoli). He is survived by his wife, Eileen (Moore) and her children: Jodi Barmash of California and Brad Barmash and his wife, Pam of Woburn. He was the beloved father of Diane Curr and her husband, Billy of Hamilton and Albert Jr. of Lynnfield; loving grandfather of Nicholas, Morgan, Samantha, Derek and Stephanie; dear brother of the late Carlo and Mary and is also survived by his sister in-law, Mary Fortucci.

Funeral arrangements were by the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, Revere. Interment was in Greenwood Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association 480 Pleasant St Watertown MA 02472. For guest book, please visit

Emery Lezette

Retired Industrial Maintenance Worker

Private services were held for Emery L. Lezette who died on Thanksgiving evening, November 27 at the Revere home of his daughter, Nancy, with whom he lived for the past nine years.

Born and raised in Coeymans, New York, he lived there for many years before coming to Revere nine years ago. He worked as an industrial maintenance worker for the Peerless Window Group, Inc. for several years but was forced into early retirement because of subsequent falls sustained during his employment.

He is survived by his best friend and former wife, Connie (Alare) of New York. He was the beloved and devoted father of Nancy L. Morigerator and her companion, Revere Firefighter, Louis J. Iovine of Revere, Thomas Lezette and his wife, Terri Lee of California, Charles V. Lezette and his wife, Tracey, Richard F. Lezette and Michael J. Lezette, all of New York. He was also the cherished grandfather of Jessie L. Ciulla of Revere, Michael Lezette of New York and Vanessa and Jessica Brown, both of California.

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the American Lung Association of Mass., Inc., 460 Totten Pond Road, Suite 400, Waltham, MA 02451. For more information, please visit:

Henry Hamilton

Former Member of Many Organiations

Henry J. Hamilton of Revere died at the Leonard Florence Center for Living on November 28.

Henry was a US Army veteran of the Korean Conflict and a former member of Laborers Union Local 22, Revere Elks, VFW and American Legion.

Born in East Boston, he lived most of his life in Revere and was the beloved husband of 48 years of the late David (Madoff); devoted father of Cindy Evans of Revere, Michael and his wife, Linda of New Hampshire, Allan and his wife, Robin of Cambridge, Bryan of Chicago and the late Stephen Hamilton and his surviving wife, Ann Marie; loving grandfather of Adam, Jillian, Michael, Michael Jr, David, Bradford, Keith, Ashley, Katherine, Samantha and Tyler and the cherished great grandfather of Caleb, Aiden, Kameron and Logan.

Funeral arrangements were by the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, Revere. Interment was in Puritan Lawn Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, 150 Cambridge Park Drive, Cambridge MA 02140. For guest book please visit

Theresa Theodore

Lifelong Somerville Resident

Theresa (Ortolani)Theodore, a life- long resident of Somerville, died peacefully after a long illness on November 25.

Theresa worked at International Paper Company in Somerville for many years. She was independent, adventurous and had a smile for everyone.

She was the beloved wife and best friend of the late Paul Theodore; dear sister of John Ortolani and his wife, Mildred of Billerica and the late Minnie Dell’Anno, Annie Gammon, Elizabeth Warren, Luigi Ortolani and Alfred Ortolani and is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews and a special grand niece Melissa Alleruzzo of Middleton.

Funeral arrangements were by the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, Revere. Interment was in Woodlawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 480 Pleasant St., Watertown MA 02472. I For guest book please visit:

Robert Lewis

Of Florida, formerly of Revere

Robert ‘Bob’ Lewis of North Miami Beach, Florida, formerly of Revere, passed away on November 24.

Bob served in both the US Navy and US Marine Corps and was a member of the Miami Beach Fire Department. Bob brightened a room with his sense of humor and always left those in his presence with a smile. He will be dearly missed.

He was the devoted father of Roberta, BJ and the late April Lewis; loving son of the late Rose Lewis Goldstein and Edward Rosenbloom and the dear brother of Joan Lewis; beloved cousin and friend. Donations may be made to a charity of one’s choice.

Paul Vacca

Assistant Librarian for Widener Library

 at Harvard

Paul A. Vacca of Revere died unexpectedly on Sunday, November 23 at the Whidden Memorial Hospital in Everett.

Born in Boston, he came to live in Revere when he was two years old. He attended Revere Schools, graduated Revere High School, Class of 1979 and continued his education at Salem State University where he received his Bachelors Degree in 1985. At the time of his death, he was working as an assistant librarian for Widener Library at Harvard University, a post he held for over 30 years.

He was the beloved and devoted son of Gloria M. (Repetto) Vacca and the late Pasquale A. “Pat” Vacca; the dear brother of Susan M. Vacca and her husband, Harry G. Orcutt of Greenwood, ME and is also lovingly survived by his aunt and Godmother, Rose Vacca of Hyde Park and also by several other aunts, uncles and cousins.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, Revere. Interment was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett.

Joseph Anthony Molinaro

Of Revere

Joseph Anthony “Marlo” Molinaro of Revere formerly of East Boston on November 30, 2014.  Beloved husband of Josephine R. (Firicano) of Revere with whom he shared 63 years of marriage. Devoted father of Peter and his wife Carol Cafarelli of FL, Carol Ann Mancini and husband Victor of Salem, Jodi Freni and husband Rick of Revere and Joseph of NY. Dear brother of Marjorie Zecchino of Reading and the late Thomas and Patricia Tuttavilla. Cherished grandfather of John, Julia, Peter, Tristan, Marlo, Olivia, Ricky, Monique , Christopher and great-grandfather of Annabelle, Eric, Meredith, Lucas, Esther and Beatrice. Funeral from the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons~Bruno Funeral Home 128 Revere St., REVERE on Saturday, December 6, 2014 at 8am. Funeral Mass in St. Mary of the Assumption Church at 9am. Relatives and friends are kindly invited. Visiting hours Friday 4-8 pm. Late US WWII Navy Veteran, Member of the  Progressive Club of East Boston. Marlo retired as a Civil Engineer from the Commonwealth of MA and spent over 35 yrs in the Ushers Union for the Boston Garden. Donations may be made to Little Ricky Foundation 37 Madison St., Revere, MA 02151. Interment in Woodlawn Cemetery. For online guestbook and memorial please visit:

Malvina Cafarelli

Retired Social Woker; Longtime Member of Revere Library Board of Directors

Family and friends are invited to attend a visitation on Saturday, December 6 beginning at 9 a.m. in the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Route 107) Revere for Malvina C. (Tata) Cafarelli who died after a long illness at the home of her daughter in Woodstock, Georgia in the loving company of her family and her God on Sunday, November 30, four days shy of her 89th birthday. Her funeral will follow the visitation with a Funeral Mass in St Anthony of Padua Church, 250 Revere St., Revere at 11 a.m.

Born in Auburn, New York, she came to Revere as a young girl with her family. She attended Revere schools and was a 1943 graduate of Revere High School.

She worked for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts as a social worker for the Department of Public Welfare in Boston and Revere, retiring in 1988. She was a former president and member of the Immaculata Guild and a long time member of the Board of Directors of the Revere Public Library.

Her late husband of 63 years, Antonio J. “Tony” Cafarelli, a retired Revere Police Lieutenant, died in August of 2010. She was the devoted mother of: Nicholas J. Cafarelli and his wife, Patricia of West Peabody and Wendy M. Douvros and her husband, Vincent M. Douvros of Woodstock, Georgia; the cherished grandmother to: Susan M. Taylor and her husband, Matthew of Marshfield, Jeffrey A. Cafarelli and his wife, Kristin of Peabody, Nicholas E. Cafarelli and his wife, Theresa of West Peabody, Danielle M. Cafarelli of North Andover, Vanessa M. Messinger and her husband, Matthew of McDonough, GA and Stephanie J. Montgomery and her husband, Justin of Canton, Georgia; dear sister of former Revere City Councillor and School Committeeman Patsy W. “Pat” Tata of Revere, Doroes Nicholas and her husband, James of Corinth, Texas and the late Peter W. Tata, Chester W. Tata and Madeline Occhipinski. She is also lovingly survived by 11 great grandchildren: Geoffrey, Tyler, Bryce, Vincent, Desiree, Mackayla, Amelia-Marie, Blakely-Joe, Wyatt, Charlie-Faye, Grayson and the late Davin and she also leaves many faithful nieces, nephews, grand nieces and grand nephews.

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Wellstar Hospice of Tranquility Mountain, 47 Dickerson Ave., N.W. Marietta, Georgia, 30064-7467. For more information, visit:

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