Obituaries 12-02-2015

Felix Sordello

Retired machinist; veteran of two wars

Felix Sordello of Revere, formerly of East Boston and Keene, NH, died on November 28 at the Bedford VA Hospital.

 Felix served in the US Coast Guard in two wars  – World War II and the Korean Conflict. Before retirement, he worked many years as a machinist at Boston Lockport.

Born in East Boston, the  son of the late Raffaele and Elena (Pezzano) Sordillo he was  the beloved husband of the late Lena (DiLuzio); devoted father of David of Atkinson, NH, Christopher and his wife, Lisa of Wakefield and Paul of Haverhill; loving grandfather of Matthew, Alexander, Daniel, Alena and Nicholas; dear brother of John Sordillo of East Boston and the late Nicoletta Kenney, Ralph Sordello and Arthur Sordello. He is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.

His Funeral will be held from the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, 128 Revere St., Revere on Friday, December 4 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.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, 150 Cambridge Park Drive, Suite 202, Cambridge, MA 02140. Interment will be in Puritan Lawn Memorial Park. For guestbook, please visit

Carol Otolo

Longtime Blue Cross Bookkeeper

Carol A. Otolo of Revere died unexpectedly at home on November 7. She was 58 years old.

A long time bookkeeper for Blue Cross Blue Shield, she was the beloved daughter of the late Samuel and Helen (Amato) Otolo; dear sister of Jeanie Vaitis and her late husband, Ellis of Saugus, Lorraine Gilmartin and her husband, James of Florida and Diane Wells and her husband,, Jack of Peabody; loving aunt of Karen Cote and her husband, Ray of Arizona, Dino Vaitis and his wife, Kelli of Saugus and John Robert Wells of Peabody and the great aunt of Athena, Deven, Ariana and Sofia. She is also survived by her longtime boyfriend, Peter Bagarella of Peabody.

 Funeral arrangements were by the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, Revere.  Interment was in Holy Cross Cemetery. For guest book Please visit

Joseph Blaze Tuttavilla

Worked in the restaurant and function facility business

Joseph Blaze Tuttavilla of Revere, formerly of East Boston, died on November 29.

Born and raised in East Boston and a US Coast Guard veteran of the Korean Conflict,  Joe worked many years in the restaurant and function facility business.

He was the beloved husband of the late Patricia R. (Molinaro); devoted father of Kim Tuttavilla, Michael and his wife, Michelle, Mark and his wife, Maureen and Mia Tuttavilla and her fiancé, Andrew Wilson; dear brother of Rose Stilla of Worcester and the late Louis, Frank and Vincenza D’Amico; cherished grandfather of Michael, Andrea and Mark. He is also survived by many loving nieces and Nephews.

Visitation will be in the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons- Bruno Funeral Home, 128 Revere St., Revere on Thursday, December 3 from 12 noon to 1 p.m. followed by a Memorial Prayer Service at 1 p.m. Relatives and friends are kindly invited. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Judes Children’s Research Hospital, P.O. Box 2151, Memphis TN 38101-2151 or For guest book, please visit

Mary Picariello

Activist for local positicans

Mary E. (Cummings) Picariello of Revere died on Friday, August 7 at Boston’s Mass. General Hospital following a long illness. She was 81 years old.

Born and raised in Boston, she came to live in Revere more than 50 years ago. For many years, she worked at Logan Airport’s first Motel/Hotel “The Logan Motel” as a security guard. Locally, here in Revere, she became an activist in politics and worked for many of the older politicans within this city. She was strong in her convictions and very proud to work at any level for their elections. Always in the possession of an outgoing personality, she had many many friends.

She was the wife of the late Joseph Anthony Picariello who passed iin December of 2005; the cherished mother of Anthony L. Picariello of Revere and the late Daniel J. Picariello; the dear sister of James J. Cummings and his wife, Catherine of West Roxbury and the late Lawrence J. Cummings.

Family and friends are invited to attend a funeral mass on Monday, December 7 at 10:30 a.m. in the Immaculate Conception Church, Revere. Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery. Everett. Memorial remembrances may be made to your favorite charity.. Funeral arrangements are by the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, Revere. For additional information, please visit:

Mary Alexander

IRS retiree

Mary D. Alexander, a Revere resident for 34 years, died unexpectedly at her home on November 12.

Ms. Alexander who retired recently after 25 years of service with the IRS-Andover, was born in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Her family then re-located to Venice, Cailfornia where she attended school. She was a 1968 graduate of Venice High School in California where she lived until moving to Revere in 1981.

She was the beloved sister of Catherine Cargill of Placentia, Cailf., Shirley Patterson of Arlington, Texas, David Alexander of Columbia, Mi., Jean A. Peterson and her husband, Jerry of Paris, Tenn., Frederick Alexander of Los Angeles, Cailf., and the late James E., Richard and Marten J. Alexander. She was the dear daughter of the late James E. and Roxanne (Nierman) Alexander and is also lovingly survived by many nieces, nephews, grand-nieces and grand-nephews.

Services were held privately.. Arrangements were by the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, Revere. Memorial remembrances may be made to your favorite charity. For additional information, please visit

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