Obituaries 09-23-2015

Thomas Hill, Sr.

Founder of Hill Insurance Agency; active in many organizatons, member of one of Revere’s oldest families

Thomas L. Hill, Sr., a life long resident of Revere, died following a long confinement at the Leonard Florence Center for Living in Chelsea on September 16.

Born and raised in Revere, he attended both Immaculate Conception. Grammar School and High School, graduating in 1940. He entered the US Army in November of 1942 and was discharged as a Sergeant in December of 1945. Tom served in World War II as a Radio Operator in New Guinea, Philippines, Okinawa and with the “Army of Occupation” in Japan with the Fifth Air Corps on a Crash Boat Air Sea Rescue Crew. He served a total of 38 months – 20 and a half months of which were overseas in the Pacific.

Seventy years ago, this past March, Tom became a staunch member of the American Legion Post #61 of Revere. Shortly thereafter, he joined the Revere Lodge of Elks #1171. This past March 15, 2015, he was presented with a Certification of Continuous Membership recognizing his 70 years of continuous membership.

In the 1950s, Tom was elected statewide as one of four delegates to attend the National Convention of the Legion. In 1968, he was appointed to the Inaugural Committee of Richard Nixon and in 1972 he joined the festivities in Washington, as Lead Attendant to the wives of the recipients of the “Medal of Honor” and their families.

In 1947, he founded the Hill Insurance Agency, along with his late wife, Florence. Later, his sons, Jim and Tom, Jr. would join the firm which continues to this day. Hill Insurance has been on Broadway since 1938 in nine different locations. From 1947 to 1962, he was a Revere Firefighter. His other affiliations were: the Fletcher Club of Westford, the Loyal Order of the Moose #994, Green acres, Florida and the Retired State County Municipal Employees.

Tom’s beloved wife of over 70 years, Florence E. (Hannigan) Hill, passed away on April 22, 2014. The Hill family is known to be one of Revere’s oldest families. Many were involved with the Revere School System, Revere politics and several Revere buinesses. Both of Mr. Hill’s brothers, Herbert S. Hill and Sgt. James J. “Hoodsie” Hill, were casualties of World War II. Revere’s newest elementary school, “the James J. Hill Elementary School” on Park Avenue was dedicated in November of 2014 and Mr. Tom Hill. Sr. was present for the ceremonies.

He was the devoted father of James J. Hill and his wife, Marie, Judithann Hill and her companion, Edward Simeone and Thomas L. Hill, Jr. and his wife, Tammi, all of Revere; the cherished grandfather of Erin Hill of Cambridge, Jamie Harrop and her husband, James of Peabody, Jessica Hill-Little and her husband, Jason of Cleveland, Ohio, Thomas L. Hill, III and his wife, Sabina and Jason Hill, all of Revere. He was the dear and dedicated brother of Grace Sannella and her husband, Frederick A. Sannella, former Revere School Committee member and the late Helen M.”Honey” Hill, Herbert S. Hill,J r., Sgt. James J. Hill, Revere School Supt. William J. Hill, Revere City Assessor and Ward Council member, Kenneth F.Hill. Mary Hill-Cushing, H. Pauline Hill and Audrey Cogliano. He is also lovingly survived by his two great-daughters, Abigayle Harrop and Juliana L. Hill, his two sisters-in-law, Eleanor F. (Cronan) Hill of Lynnfield and Carolann (Hegarty) Hill of Revere. He was the son of the late, Herbert S. Hill and Helena (Spelman) Hill. Many dedicated and loyal nieces, nephews, grand-nieces and nephews and great-grand nieces and nephews also survive him. Funeral arrangements were by the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals. Interment was in the family lot at Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to go the Revere League for the Retarded, 200 Winthrop Avenue, Revere, MA 02151.

Frank Puleo

Of New Hampshire, formerly of Revere

Frank J. Puleo of Salem NH, formerly of Revere, passed away on Thursday, September 17. He was 95 years old.

A US Air Force veteran of World War II, he was the beloved husband of the late Eleanor (Monzione) Puleo; loving father of Frank Puleo and his wife, Denise of Salem, NH; cherished grandfather of Scott Puleo and his wife, Lisa of Marblehead and great-grandfather of William, Wesley and Vivienne; dear brother of Grace Viliani of Revere and the late Steven Puleo, Stella D’Allesandro and Dimenica Pagano. He is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, Revere. Interment was at Woodlawn Cemetery in Everett. For guestbook:

Walter Cornish

Retired furniture finisher and VFW member

Walter G. Cornish, formerly of Revere and Saugus, passed away on September 4. He was 90 years old. The devoted husband of 65 years to the late Josephine Mary Cosco, he was born in Cambridge, the son of the late Charles and Florence (Porter) Cornish.

He was a graduate of Ridge Technical School and went on to serve his country honorably in the U.S. Navy during World War II. Following his military service, he began a career that spanned the majority of his life working for 50 years as a furniture finisher. He was a proud and long-time member of VFW Post #6712.

Walter is survived by his loving children: Daniel Cornish of Melbourne, FL, Michael Cornish of Brighton, Kevin Cornish of Melbourne FL, and Brian Cornish of Abington. He will be missed by his grandchildren: Robert and Stephanie of Abington and Brittany, Kaylee and Ryan of Melbourne, FL.

A private service with military honors was held at the Massachusetts National Cemetery in Bourne,

Arrangements were by Hamel Funeral Care &Cremation Service of Massachusetts, 26 Adams St., Quincy Center.

Mary Evelyn Castaldo

Talented natural artist and entrepreneur who loved Revere Beach, her family and close friends

Mary Evelyn Castaldo, longtime resident of Revere, died on September 9. She was 70 years old.

Evelyn was raised in the Revere school system and loved Revere Beach, her family and close friends. She was a talented natural artist and entrepreneur. Evelyn was a kind and loving person with a great sense of humor and an infectious laugh. She leaves many loving family members who will greatly miss her.

She was the devoted adopted daughter of the late Olympia (Church) and Antonio Castaldo; cherished sister of the late Mary Castaldo and her loving siblings who she found late in life: Karen Barry, Lois Manfra, Carol Lamattina, Robert Corby, John Faretra, Mark Melvin and the late Frank Corby and Thomas Williams. Throughout her life her devoted family members and friends: Karen Errico, Vicki Mucci, Kay Demaso, Gerry LaRosa, Marie Gatto, Ed Haas, Arlene Zukor and the late Jessie Flagg and Joey Gazza remained by her side.

Her life was celebrated on Saturday, September 19 at a community mass in St. Anthony’s Church, Revere. For online memorial and guestbook, please visit:

Thomas Amorello

Had an especially big heart and unconditional love

Thomas O. Amorello of Georgetown passed away peacefully in his home on September 13 after a long illness.

Tommy did not “lose” his battle with cancer, but gained peace and grace after a three year long courageous fight each day to spend just one more day with those he loved.

Tommy loved being outdoors. He belonged to two softball leagues, a mush ball team, and a golf league up until a year into his illness. Tommy also loved lacrosse, skiing and playing frisbee with his dog, Bud. He also found so much pride in his most recent project, remodeling his home.

Those who truly knew Tommy knew his especially big heart and unconditional love for those he loved. Cooking at home or hanging out with friends meant the world to him. He mostly loved to make people laugh, followed by a big “Tommy hug” and a “Love you guys” before he would say any goodbye.

Tommy will be missed for for so many reasons…until the day comes when we can hug him again.

Tommy was the proud, loving daddy of Giavanna Tomi and her husband and best friend of Sherylann Mosko-Amorello. He is survived by his parents Alfred Amorello of Chelsea and Nancy Amorello of Malden. He was the brother of Lauren Amorello and Gerald Smith, Michelle and Brian Hughes and Michael and Lisa Mosko as well as son-in-law of Theresa Mosko. Tommy especially adored his nieces and nephews Aaron, Tyler and Caitlin Mantsourani, Gerald Smith and Alexa and Madison Hughes. He is also survived by many extended family members and close friends who were especially dear to him.

Funeral arrangements were by the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons~Bruno Funeral Home, Revere. Interment was in Puritan Lawn Memorial Park. For online guestbook and memorial please visit

Frank Ciambrelli

Disabled veteran of World War II; Soccorso Club member

Frank Ciambrelli, a lifelong Revere resident, died at Melrose Wakefield Hospital on September 16. He was 95 years old.

A disabled US Army veteran of World War II and a late member of the Soccorso Club, he was the beloved son of the late Sabatino and Michelina (Lamberti) Ciambriello; dear brother of the late Anthony Ciambrelli, Nicholas Cambriello, Virginia Alberta, Anne Ciambriello, Domenic Ciambriello, Jennie Schettini, Helen Boni, Ralph Ciambrelli, Mary Ciambriello and Angela Vita and is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews and their families. Funeral arrangements were by the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, Revere. Interment was in Holy Cross Cemetery. For guestbook please visit

Eileen Ginepra

Of Chelsea, formerly of Revere

Eileen Ginepra of Chelsea, formerly of Revere, died on September 12 at the Massachusetts General Hospital. She was 60 years old.

Born in Winthrop and a graduate of Revere High School, Class of 1972, she was the daughter of the late George and Viola (Johnson) Ginepra, the devoted mother of Desiree Ginepra and her boyfriend, John Beninati; beloved partner of the late Thomas Boyington; dear sister of Robert Ginepra of Everett and the late Carolyn Mastrorio and Linda Ginepra and is also survived by many loving nieces, nephews, cousins and her beloved dog, Zeus.

Funeral arrangements were by the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, Revere. For guest book, please visit

Robert Scott Boyd

HVAC Systems Installer

Robert Scott Boyd of East Boston, formerly of Everett, died unexpectedly at his residence on September 10. He was 25 years old.

Born in Stoneham and raised and educated in Everett, he was a graduate of Everett High School, Class of 2008 and immediately began working for his father, Scott R. Boyd in the Air Conditioning-HVAC Installation Business.

He was the adoring father to Kaylee D. Boyd of Malden and the beloved son of Scott R. Boyd of Weymouth and Tracey A. (Ferullo) Boyd of Everett; the devoted brother of: Richard C. Boyd and his wife, Stacy of Malden and his dear niece Olivia R. Boyd of Malden. He was also the cherished grandson of: Carol (Morgan) Ferullo of Everett and her husband, Carl Ferullo of Saugus, Donna Costa and her husband, Victor of Saugus and the late Richard Boyd; the devoted nephew of Mark Boyd and his wife, Michelle of Goffstown, NH, Cindy and John Tutton of Everett, Mary Ferullo of Revere and the late Kenneth Ferullo. Many faithful cousins also survive him.

Funeral arrangements were by the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, Revere. Interment was private. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to an educational fund set up for his daughter, Kaylee D. Boyd, c/o Mrs. Tracey A. Boyd, 14 Union Avenue, Everett, MA 02145. For more information, please visit:

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