Obituaries 08-03-2016

Dolores Palazzolo

40 plus year employee of Continental Restaurant in Saugus

Dolores T. (Sanchez) Palazzolo of Revere died unexpectedly at the Massachusetts General Hospital. She was 87 years old.

Born in East Boston, she attended the Fitton School for Girls before moving to Revere in 1942. A graduate of Revere High School, Class of 1946, Dolores loved to dance, especially “Ballroom Dancing” – and that was her favorite. She was blessed when she met her husband at the Wonderland Ballroom doing what she loved.

She began to work at the Continental Restaurant as a waitress, a job that would span four decades. She retired at the age of 79 years. Dolores didn’t look at it as “work,” she did it to “socialize.” Dolores was also known to her family and friends as quite the “Shopper.” Christmas was her favorite holiday and she shopped year round for Christmas presents. Her wit and spirit was loved by so many.

She was the devoted wife of the late Patrick A. Palazzolo; loving mother of Ellen E. Bergeron and her husband, Arthur of Tewksbury, Albert C. Aucella, Brian J. Aucella, Leanne M. Fitzpatrick, Stacy A. Hittinger and her late husband, Scott, all of Revere and Patrick A. Palazzolo of Florida. She was the caring daughter of the late Manuel and Rose (DeAngelis) Sanchez; beloved sister of Edward Sanchez and his wife, Priscilla of Peabody; cherished grandmother of six, adored great grandmother of two and one expected. She is also lovingly survived by several nieces and nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Vertuccio and Smith Home for Funerals, Revere. Interment was private. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to The American Cancer Society, 30 Speen St. Framingham, MA 01701-9376. For additional information, please visit:

Angelina Antonious

Of New Hampshire, formerly of Revere

Angelina M. (Digaetano) Antonious of Danville, NH, formerly of Revere, passed away surrounded by her family on July 29.

She was the loving mother of Karen Locke and her husband, John, Annette Fiore and her husband, Michael and Paul Antonious and his fiance, Christine Green; cherished grandmother of seven and great grandmother of one. She was the beloved sister of 12 siblings and is also survived by many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

A celebration of Angelina’s life will be held on Sunday, August 7 from 2 to 6 p.m. in the Faggas Funeral Home, 551 Mt. Auburn St., Watertown, MA. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701. For online guestbook and directions, please visit www.faggas.eom.

Sam Bellucci

Veteran of two wars and epitome of The Greatest Generation

Sam R. Bellucci of Revere died at the Whidden Memorial Hospital in Everett on Saturday, July 30 following a long illness. He was 95 years old

Born in Taunton, Sam and his family moved to Chelsea where he was raised and educated. Sam was a graduate of Chelsea High School, Class of 1939. He enlisted in the U.S. Army in June of 1942 to defend his country during World War II and was honorably discharged in January of 1946. During his time in the Army, Sam was trained in electronics and radio communications. When he returned home from the war, he began working at “Jack’s Radio & Music Shop” in Chelsea as a repair man. In 1950, Sam re-enlisted in the Army to faithfully serve his country during the Korean Conflict.

Sam began to work at the Boston Naval Shipyard after his military service. In 1958, he married his sweetheart, Josephine Torre and the couple settled in Revere to raise their family. Sam retired from the Boston Naval Shipyard after 20 years of dedicated service, then he began work at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, where he spent 14 years as an electronic mechanic foreman. Sam, being the gentleman that he was, humble and modest but incredibly hardworking and prideful in his work, received awards recognizing him for his diligent work. He retired in 1981.

He and his wife relocated to Raynham, for almost 20 years. Sam once again, due to his nature, went back to work this time at General Instrument testing sonar equipment. Sam later returned to Revere, shortly after his wife passed. He was a man who loved what he did, a man of great moral character and is the epitome of “The Greatest Generation”.

He was the beloved husband of 48 years of marriage of the late Josephine L. (Torre) Bellucci; loving father of Lois S. Wisniewski of Mechanicsburg, PA and the late Anita G. Park; cherished grandfather of Frank Wisniewski of Charlottesville, VA, Joy F. Oberholser and her husband, Douglas of Mount Joy, PA, Jonathan M. Park and his wife, Gina of Dallas, TX and Jennifer Lee DaMotta and her wife, Becca of Warwick, RI; adored great grandfather of Logan, Aaron and Jackson; dear brother of the late Peter, Patrick, Joseph and Colly Bellucci. He is also lovingly survived by many nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.

Family and friends are invited to attend visiting hours on Friday, August 5 from 5 to 8 p.m. in the Vertuccio and Smith Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Route 107) Revere. His funeral will be conducted at 9 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home followed by a Funeral Mass at 10 a.m. in St. Anthony of Padua Church, 250 Revere St., Revere. Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to Make-A-Wish Foundation, 1 Bullfinch Place, Suite 201, Boston, MA 02114-2391.

Albert Stephen Kirklys

Retired chemical salesman

Albert Stephen Kirklys of Revere passed away on Friday evening, July 29 at Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital in Boston. He was 81 years old.
Born in Cambridge, August 8, 1934, he was the son of the late Stephen J. and Amelia (Polounis) Kirklys and was a graduate of Cambridge Rindge and Latin High School and Boston College and went on to receive his Masters Degree in Urban Planning from Boston University.
Mr. Kirklys was a veteran of the United States Marine Corps, serving from February 15, 1957 to February 14, 1959 and was honorably discharged with the rank of Lance Corporal. He was a chemical salesman for Dubois, retiring after many years of service.

He was the husband of the late Ann (Grosso) Kirklys and brother of the late Frances Diamond, loving father of Karen Rennie and her husband, Russell of Merrimac, MA; Stephen Kirklys and his spouse, Scott Beauchemin of Los Angeles, CA and Jennifer Kirklys and her husband, Thomas Adderley of San Antonio, TX. He also leaves behind many nieces and nephews.  He will be truly missed by them all.
Private interment will be in the Massachusetts National Cemetery in Bourne.  Arrangements are by Paul C. Rogers Family Funeral Home, 36 West Main Street, Merrimac

Phyllis Monaco

Lifelong Revere resident

Phyllis J. (Spinelli) Monaco, a lifelong resident of Revere, passed away peacefully at home on July 27 after a brief illness.

Phyllis was a lifelong resident of Revere and an active member of Combined Jewish Philanthropies for many years.

She was the beloved wife of the late Sabatino “Sam” Monaco; the loving mother of Jon Monaco of Ohio and Kimberly Kupczewski and her husband, Michael of Revere; the cherished grandmother of Paul Monaco of Ohio, Gina Lindberg and her husband, Nate of New Hampshire. Kristin Kupczewski of Revere and Michael Kupczewski of Salem and great grandmother of Isabella Monaco.

Funeral services were held on July 30 followed by interment in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. To send a message of condolence, visit

Paula ‘Mia’ Grandolfi

Shared boundless joy, warmth and love and brightened a room with her warm and innocent presence

Family and friends are invited to attend a Memorial Visitation today, Wednesday, August 3 from 9 to 11 a.m. in the Vertuccio and Smith Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Route 107) Revere for Paula M. “Mia” Grandolfi who died on Thursday, July 28 surrounded by her loving family, friends and caregivers at her Bridgewell community home in Salem. She was 57 years old.

Paula was born in Winthrop and raised in Revere. She was “Special” and due to her many challenges, she was limited in her capabilities. However, she was boundless with the love, joy and warmth she shared with the people who were close to her. She would often brighten a room with her warm and innocent presence.

She was a former resident of the Tully House of Lynn and then became part of the Bridgewell Community of Salem. She has spent the last 20 years with some of the same residents and staff.

Paula was the devoted daughter of the late Cirio “Archie” and Mary (Coggio) Grandolfi; loving sister of Carolyn McCannon and her husband, Charles “Chuckie” of Cambridge and the late Joanne M. Preston, George C. Grandolfi and Dorothy R. Wagg; dear sister in law of Michael J. “Joe” Preston of Revere, Lorraine Grandolfi of Medford and Harry R. Wagg, II and his wife, Maureen of Salem; cherished aunt of George Grandolfi and his wife, Carlene of Framingham, Robert Grandolfi and his wife, Robyn of Revere, Jessica McCannon and her husband, Ivan, Lara of Jamaica Plain and Harry R. Wagg, III and his wife, Raegan of Ipswich; adored grand aunt of Megan, Michael, William, Charlie, Harry and Dorothy.

Her funeral service will follow the visitation in the funeral home at 11:15 a.m. today. Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to Bridgewell, 471 Broadway, Lynnfield 01940. (Please note 25 Cedarcrest on check)

Anita Pinto

Past President of Daughters of Italy; of Norwood, formerly of Revere

Anita (Angelone) Pinto of Norwood, formerly of Revere, died on July 29.

The beloved wife of 35 years of the late Joseph Pinto, she was the loving daughter of the late Joseph Angelone and Maria (DiBattista); cherished mother of Pat Cicalese and her husband, Wesley Chused of Stoughton and Louis Cicalese of Florida; dear sister of the late Florence Wells and Joseph Angelone and his beloved wife, Jean.  Anita is also survived by a grandchild, two great grandchildren and nieces and nephews.  She will sorely be missed by her daughter Pat and many who knew her.

A special thank you to everyone at The Ellis Nursing Home in Norwood who cared for Anita and grew to love her during these past two difficult years.  During her heyday, Anita enjoyed planning many fun events while a member and past President of the Daughters of Italy.  She knew how to throw a party!  As requested by the family, all services are private. For guest book, please visit:


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