Active volunteer and member of Grace Ministries Church and New England Hemophelia Assoc.
Matthew A. Vieira of Revere, formerly of East Boston, passed away peacefully March 3 at Brigham & Women’s Hospital in Boston with his family by his side following complications from surgery. He was 81 years old.
He was born on March 26, 1934 in East Boston, son of the late Matthew and Mary (McGowan) Vieira. Matthew was raised and educated in East Boston at St. Mary’s Star of the Sea School and East Boston High School. He was employed by Dave’s Motors and FedEx before his retirement in 1998.
Matthew was a proud member of Teamster’s Local 25 (retired). During retirement, Matthew enjoyed both working and volunteering at the Revere DPW. Matthew enjoyed the outdoors. Being a resident of Revere, he spent much time on Revere Beach. Although he did not like the water, he enjoyed the many activities with his family there. Dinners at Nick’s, concerts and movies on the beach, Sand Castle Festivals, and Marissa’s favorite ice cream at the Twist and Shake. Matt was a huge Boston sports fan and enjoyed watching all kinds of events. But most of all, Matt enjoyed spending time with his family.
Matthew was a volunteer at Grace Ministries Church in Saugus where he helped collect and distribute supplies for the Food Pantry. He attended many church functions and was an active member of the church community. Matthew was also an active member of the New England Hemophilia Association to help raise awareness of hemophilia. Being a hemophiliac himself, NEHA held a special place in his heart.
One of his favorite activities was attending Family Camp each summer. He would drive the golf cart otherwise known as the snack cart. He enjoyed campers’ smiling faces and found comfort knowing he was a role model in helping families learn about how to live with hemophilia.
Matthew is survived by his beloved wife of 47 years, Eleanor (Wilson); his son, David Vieira and his wife, Kathi of Medford, his daughter, Dawnmarie Reardon and her husband, Sean of Lawrence, his son, Michael Vieira and his wife, Jessica of McKinney, TX; his sisters, Jane Vieira and Mary Olivolo of East Boston and several nieces and nephews. Matthew was blessed with seven grandchildren – Victoria, Britnee and Dean Vieira of Medford, Marissa Reardon of Lawrence, Madisyn Vieira of Saugus and Matthew and Emily Vieira of McKinney, TX.
A Celebration of Life service and reception will be held at Grace Ministries, 101 Main St, Saugus on Sunday. April 10 at 3 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the New England Hemophilia Association to support Family Camp at http://newenglandhemophilia.org/matthew-vieira-scholarship.html or by mail to Matthew Vieira Camp Scholarship c/o New England Hemophilia Association 347 Washington St, Suite 402, Dedham, MA 02026. For guest book please visit www.Buonfiglio.com.
Of Revere, formerly of East Boston
Joanne Stornaiuolo of Revere, formerly of East Boston, died unexpectedly on March 5. She was 58 years old.
She was the cherished daughter of Josephine (Spinelli) Stornaiuolo and the late Robert U. Stornaiuolo; caring sister of Robert M. Stornaiuolo and his wife, Gina, MaryAnn Cardoza and her husband, Arthur and Paul Stornaiuolo and his wife, Joanne and is also survived by many loving nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.
Family and friends will honor Joanne’s life by gathering in Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, 262 Beach St.. Revere on Thursday, March 10 from 4 to 8 p.m. with a Memorial Service beginning at 7:30 a.m. Committal service is private.
Virginia (Morgan) Perez
Of Allston, formerly of Revere
Virginia Perez passed away unexpectedly in her home in Allston on March 1. She was 62 years old.
Born in Boston she grew up in Revere, one of six children of the late James Wm. Morgan Jr. and the recently deceased Janice B. (Primmer) Morgan. Virginia attended public schools in Revere and graduated from Revere High School. She lived in Revere for most of her life before making her home in Allston for the past eight years.
She was the loving wife of the late Ronald Perez; beloved mother of Michael A. Morgan and his wife, Dorothy of Revere; loved grandmother of Michael and Catherine Morgan, both at home in Revere; dear sister of Michael Morgan and his wife, Dorothy of Saugus, Janice Morgan of Colorado, Susan Morgan of Florida, and her late husband, Frank Lentini, Trish Martinez and her husband, Fernando, of New York and James W. Morgan III. She is also survived by many nieces, nephews and cousins and by her feline companion “Olive.”
A visitation and vigil prayer service was held from the Frank A. Welsh & Sons Funeral Home, Chelsea.
Retired hospital worker
Family and friends are invited to attend a Memorial Funeral Mass on Friday, March 11 at 11 a.m. in the Immaculate Conception Church (Corner of Beach Street and Winthrop Avenue) Revere for Aracely (Royas) Markarian who died on Monday, February 11 at Whidden Memorial Hospital in Everett following a brief illness. She was 82 years old.
Born and raised in Colombia, she came to the United States 15 years ago, settling in Revere. While living here she was a hospital worker.
Her late husband, Pierre Markarian, passed away in March of 2008. She was the beloved sister of Norma Herrera of Washington, DC, Graciella Rojas of Columbia and a niece, Nora of Columbia. She is also lovingly survived by many friends in the Revere area who took excellent care of Aracely for many years.
Following the Memorial Mass, entombment will be at the Columbarium of Woodlawn Cemetery, Chapel Building, Everett. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Restoration Fund at Immaculate Conception Church, 2 Lowe St., Revere, MA 02151. Arrangements were completed by the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals of Revere. For additional information, visit: www.vertuccioandsmith.com
Dancer and Yoga instructor, excelled at sewing, baking, and cooking
Edna Perry of Revere died in Wakefield on February 26. She was 94 years old.
Born in Revere on December 18, 1921, the daughter of the late James F. and Margaret D. (Gromley) Rose,
Edna was raised and educated in Revere and was a graduate of the Immaculate Conception Catholic High School. She was an accomplished acrobatic dancer, beginning her dancing career at the age of three. After raising her family, Edna studied and taught Yoga. She also enjoyed Ballroom Dancing, sewing: where she excelled at making clothing, baking, and cooking. Edna was always willing to listen to people and encourage them in any way she could.
She was the wife of the late Joseph J. Perry, with whom she shared 48 years of marriage; the mother of William Perry and his wife, Elaine, Joan Perry and her husband, James Levine, Thomas Perry and his wife, Elizabeth, Edward Perry and his wife, Cheryle and Lori DeMarco and her husband, Joseph; the sister of Virginia French and the late Gus, Frank, and Edward Rose, Irene Buckley, Catherine Griffin, Margaret Lynch, Mildred Dean and Mary Zayac. She was the grandmother of Clint, Keith, John, Matthew, Nicole, Joseph, Emily, and Jack.
A Memorial Mass will be celebrated on Tuesday, March 15 at the Immaculate Conception Church, 133 Beach St., Revere at 7:30 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited to attend.
John Trovato, Jr.
Talented photographer, active in Veterans Orgnizations
John A. Trovato, Jr. of Henniker, NH, formerly of Revere, died on March 4 at the West Roxbury VA Hospital. He was 72 years old.
John was a member of the Air Force 600th Photo Squadron at Pleiku Airbase during the Vietnam War and a member of the VFW, former First JR Vice Commander of the D.A.V. He was a graduate of Revere High School, Franklin Institute and Brooks Institute of Photography. John worked in Fine Woodworking as well as being a talented photographer. He loved the outdoors, his family and his friends.
He was the beloved son of the late John and Anne (Masiello), the dear brother of Barbara Goldstein and her late husband, William and Joanne Trovato, both of Revere; loving uncle of Robert White of Revere, Barbara Anne Walker and her husband, Michael of Groton, Walter White of Revere, Michael Trovato and his wife, Johanna and the late Christopher White and cherished grand uncle of John Walker, Michael Walker 4th, Jake Walker and Elaina Trovato.
His Funeral will be held from the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, 128 Revere St., Revere on Saturday, March 12 at 9 a.m. followed by a Prayer Service in Holy Cross Mausoleum Chapel at 10:15 a.m. Relatives and friends are kindly invited. Visiting Hours will be Friday from 4 to 8 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the doctorswithoutborders.org or USO.org Entombment will be in Holy Cross Mausoleum. For guest book please visit www.Buonfiglio.com
Retired Telecommunications technician
Dale E. Simpson of York, Maine, formerly from Revere, passed away on March 1. He was 71 years old.
He was born February 26, 1945 in Everett, Washington, a son of the late Ray C. and Hazel (Hanson) Simpson. He spent his youth in Mitchell, South Dakota and served in the U.S. Navy during Vietnam. He worked as a Telecommunications Technician for over 30 years at Bank of New England/Fleet Bank. Dale loved spending time with family and friends. He enjoyed gardening, fishing, the Red Sox and the ocean. He will be missed but is now at peace.
He leaves his wife of 24 years, Kelly A. (Beasley) Simpson; three daughters: Shannon R. Simpson, Amy L. Simpson and Angela R. Chamberlin and her husband, Stephen and a son, Brian J. Simpson; a brother, Ronald Simpson, a sister Linda Post and her husband, Steve and four grandchildren: Taylor, Caitlyn, Christian and Nicholas.
A Prayer Service will be held in the Paul Buonfiglio and Sons- Bruno Funeral Home, 128 Revere St, Revere on Saturday March 12 at 5:30 p.m. Relatives and friends are kindly invited. Visitation will be from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to Evergreen Rehab & Living Center, 328 North St, Saco, ME 04072.
Joseph ‘Danny’ Ahern
Well known entreprenur, best known for “Danny’s Long Dog” on Revere Beach Boulevard.
Joseph “Danny” Ahern passed away on February 28 at the Chelsea Jewish Nursing Home where he had been receiving supportive care for the past several weeks. He was 86 years old.
Born in Providence, Rhode Island, he was one of three children born to the late John Patrick and Annie (Mullen) Ahern. As a child, Danny was raised by his widowed mother and beloved aunt. Settling on Jefferson Avenue in Chelsea when he was a young boy, he attended schools in Chelsea and graduated from Chelsea High School.
He enlisted in the US Army during the Korean Conflict and was honorably discharged at the rank of Sergeant in 1955. Returning to Chelsea, he soon married Jacqueline C. Melanson and together began to raise their family of one daughter and three sons. They later moved to Lynnfield and resided there for many years.
A self-starter and young entrepreneur, Danny’s first business was a fruit stand that he operated on North Shore Road in Revere. But he was best noted for his later establishment, “Danny”s Long Dog” on Revere Beach Blvd., a well-known and fondly remembered Revere Beach Landmark.
Danny was remembered as selling Christmas trees to keep himself occupied during the off season. The stand was relocated by urban renewal to behind the beach to Ocean Ave where he continued operation until his retirement in 1984. About that same time, Danny and his wife moved to Winthrop and spent many of their winters in Davie, Florida.
Danny was an avid golfer and all around sportsman with a lifelong penchant for of all things business related. He was a longtime member of both the Winthrop Golf Club and the Sagamore Social Club in Chelsea.
In addition to his parents, Danny was also preceded in death by his sister, Marie Bowe. He is survived by his ever-loving wife of 60 years, Jacqueline C. “Jackie” (Melanson) Ahern. He was the devoted father of Linda Ahern-Roth and her husband, Chip of Bedford, Jim Ahern and his wife, Natalie of Hingham, Danny Ahern and his wife, Chris of Cohasset and Toby Ahern and his wife, Marion of Andover. He was the cherished grandfather of Patrick and Jillian Ahern, Emily Roth, Katie, Rory, Molly, Madison and Grace Ahern; dear brother of Robert P. Ahern and his wife, Lyn of Brandon, VT and is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.
Interment was in Winthrop Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Dana Farber Cancer Institute, 450 Brookline Ave., Boston MA 02215.
Robert ‘Bob’ Kelley
Former proprietor of BK’s Bar & Grille at Revere Beach and Shannon’s Irish Pub of Lynn
Robert P. “Bob” Kelley of Revere and Florida died unexpectedly on February 29 at Holy Cross Hospital in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.
Raised and educated in Revere, he was a 1951 graduate of Revere High School. In May of 1953, he entered the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict and served until May of 1955. He served as a Private 1st Class and spent over one year in Tokyo. For 31 years, from 1966 through 1997, Bob worked for US Airways as a maintenance supervisor.. In November of 1987, he bought the former “Buddy’s Café” and renamed it, BK’s Bar & Grille at Revere Beach. The bar is still owned and operated by his sons, Robert B. “Bobby” Kelley and Michael S. Kelley. Concurrently, while at BK’s, he and his wife, “Sissy” Bruce-Kelley, became the proud owners of Shannons’ Irish Pub in Lynn for over thirteen (13) years.
Bob, Sissy, Bobby and Michael worked twenty-four/seven for many years, creating a success at both locations. Finally, Bob and Sissy retired and began passing the winters in Ft. Lauderdale, Fl. They would often operate their establishments as social centers, allowing the “do drop-ins” a place to congregate and pass the time of day.
Bob and Sissy were old dear friends of the late “Mickey” Reardon and his son, “Jackie” Reardon, who also ran their businesses in the same manner. Bob and Sissy gave much back to the community in the form of generous sports sponsorships and donations. And the Kelleys, much like the Reardons, often quietly and anonymously were the funding source for many a fund raiser. That, in and of itself, is a tremendous legacy to Bob and his family.
“Bob” was a long-time member of the Revere Loyal Order of Elks,#1171 of Revere.
In addition to his beloved wife of 53 years, Eleanor E. “Sissy” (Bruce) Kelley, he was the devoted father of: Robert B. “Bobby” Kelley of Boston, Brian M. Kelley and his partner, Mark Zylla of New York City, NY, Michael S. Kelley and his husband, Ricardo Rodriguez of Boston, Kathleen M. Kelley of Revere, Robert Kelley, Linda Rogowicz and her husband, Rob Rogowicz, all of Chelsea; the cherished grandfather of Halle, Chase, Melody, Robbie, Meghan, Erin, Kerriann, Melissa and Stephanie; the dear brother of Retired Revere Patrolman David J. Kelley of Revere. He is also lovingly survived by several great-grandchildren, his caring extended Bruce and Morgan families and by many nieces, nephews and faithful cousins.
Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, Revere. Interment was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, P.O. Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, TN. 38101-9908. For more information, please visit www.vertuccioandsmith.com.
Paul Robert Taylor
Former Boston Flower Exchange truck driver
Paul Robert Taylor of North Revere passed away on February 27 at the Don Orione Nursing Home in East Boston. He was 55 years old.
Born in Boston, the son of Janice L. McLellan of North Revere and the late Joseph W. Taylor, Paul was a former truck driver for the Boston Flower Exchange.
He was the beloved brother of Hugh McLellan Jr. and Donna McLellan, both of North Revere, Joseph Taylor and the late William P. Taylor and Robert Taylor. He is also lovingly survived by his step-father, Hugh McLellan Sr. of North Revere and many nieces and nephews
Funeral services were conducted in the Carafa Family Funeral Home, Chelsea on March 5.
Lifelong Revere resident
Nadine DeSimone, a lifelong resident of Revere and a graduate of Revere High School, passed away unexpectedly on March 3. She was 35 years old.
She was the beloved daughter of the late Donald L DeSimone Sr. and Lorraine (Silver) DeSimone; sister of Donald L DeSimone Jr. and his friend, Stefanie Santucci of Wellesley, Ronald L DeSimone and his friend, Amy Alba of Revere, James L De Simlone and his friend, Marisa McClellan of New Hampshire; her aunt, Donna Carny of Revere, her cherished friends Nicole Giardina and Cassandra Almy of Revere, Kerin Sutherland, of Lowell, and is also survived by many aunts uncles nieces and nephews.
Services only will be held on Monday March 14 at 1 p.m. at Saint Anthony’s Church, Revere. Arrangements are by Casper Funeral of South Boston.
Arlene M. (Corrigan) Fusco of Revere, formerly of Somerville, died on March 7 at the Massachusetts General Hospital .
She was the beloved wife of Charles Fusco; devoted mother of Ellen Fusco of Caliornia, Paula Johnson and her husband, James of Middleton, Carol Fusco of California, Charles J. and his wife, Darlene of Revere and Paul and his wife, Michelle of Bridgewater; loving grandmother of Matthew, Ryan, Jeana, Eric, CJ, Jason, and Nicole; dear sister of John Corrigan of Somerville, Paul Corrigan of West Roxbury and Joe Corrigan of Melrose. She is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.
Her Funeral will be held from the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, 128 Revere St., Revere on Friday, March 11 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. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Lung Association 161 Worcester Rd, Suite 301 Framingham, MA 01701 For guestbook please visit www.Buonfiglio.com.