Obituaries 11-09-2016

Daniel Dillon

Longtime Revere teacher and local business man

Daniel R. Dillon, a lifelong Revere resident, died on November 6.

Daniel was a U.S. Army Veteran, teacher in the Revere Public Schools for many years as well as a local Businessman.  Daniel enjoyed spending time with his family, especially his grandsons. He had a great sense of humor and loved to make people laugh.

He was the beloved husband of the late Maryann (Anastas); devoted father of Malachy “Steven” of Florida, Douglas of Revere, Maryann Wood and her late husband, David of Manchester by the Sea and the late Daniel; dear brother of Althea Lundberg of South Carolina, and the late Loren Dillon and Malcolm Dillon and is also survived by four loving grandchildren: Douglas, Frank, Daniel and Felix.

His Funeral will be from the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home,  128 Revere St., Revere, on Friday November 11 at 9:30 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in the Immaculate Conception Church at 10:30 a.m. Relatives and friends are kindly invited. Visiting hours will be Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m. For guestbook please visit

Anthony Parisi

Of Revere

Anthony Parisi of Revere died on November 5.

He was the devoted father of Christina Parisi of Medford, Stephanie Parisi of New Hampshire and their mother, Debbie Parisi of New Hampshire; loving son of Rosa Parisi (Giacalone), and the late Salvatore Parisi; dear brother  of Val Jacir and her husband, Dr. Nabil of New Jersey. He is also survived by loving nieces, nephews, and cousins.

His Funeral Mass will be today, Wednesday, November 9 at St. Anthony’s church at 11 a.m.  Visitation will be at the funeral home today, Wednesday, the morning of the funeral at the Paul Buonfiglio& Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, 128 Revere St, Revere from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Private Interment. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Anthony’s name to the Alzheimer’s Association, Massachusetts Chapter, 480 Pleasant St, Watertown, MA 02472. For guest book, visit:

Gloria Crotty

Retired teacher

Gloria C. (Petrocelli) Crotty, formerly of Revere,  died at Greenwood Nursing Home of Lynnfield on November 2. She was 92 years old.

Gloria was a teacher in Wakefield for over 40 years and a member of the Massachusetts Teachers Union.

She was the beloved wife of the late Edward; loving mother of Don Crotty; devoted daughter of the late Vincent and Mary (Giella) Petrocelli and dear sister of Walter Petrocelli and the late Viola.

 A grave side prayer service was held on Friday. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the National Shrine of the Infant Jesus of Prague, 304 Jim Thorpe BLVD, Prague, OK 74864. For guest book, please visit

Leonardo ‘Tony’ Pasquale

Founder of “King of Pizza” in Boston’s former Combat Zone

A Funeral Mass was celebrated on Saturday, November 5 in St. Leonard of Port Maurice Church in Boston’s North End for Leonardo A. “Tony” Pasquale who died on November 1 following a long illness at the Saugus home of his daughter, Nancy. He was 94 years old

Born and raised in the Abbruzzese Region of Italy, he came to Boston’s North End almost 70 years ago. His origins gave him benefit to become a successful entrepreneur.

 In 1960, “Tony” opened “King of Pizza” in the heart of Boston’s Combat Zone and the restaurant was a landmark for Bostonians for over 24 years. With the advent of the Boston Redevelopment Authority, the restaurant was forced to close.

In the early 1980s, Tony’s son, Mark, combined his youth and expertise to found the still thriving, “Boston Half Time Pizza” directly across from the then Boston Garden, now known as “TD GARDEN.” The Pasquale family’s modus operandi in the function and operation of business was the absolute inclusion of family “on-board” at all times. Theirs was an age-old loving, tried and true plan of an exceptional work ethic and finest product to be offered and with the motto “the customer is always right.” Tony and his dear wife, Dora instilled their entire family with devotion and respect to family, first and foremost. “Tony” was blessed to have enjoyed unlimited mobility until his 90th year.

He is survived by his devoted wife of 66 years, Dora (Pasquale) Pasquale. He is the cherished father of Rita Pasquale, Nancy Scalfani and her husband, Frank, Sr. and Mark Pasquale, all of Saugus;  the adored grandfather of Frank Scalfani, Jr., Dianna Scalfani, Natasha Francis and her husband, Brian, Anthony Pasquale, Alexandra “Ally” Pasquale, Justin and Matthew Pasquale, all of Saugus. He was the brother of the late Quintino Pasquale and brother in law of the late Elio Pasquale. He is also lovingly survived by several nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews, here and in Italy.

 Interment was in St. Michael’s Cemetery, Boston. In lieu of flowers, donations in Tony’s name may be made to Care Dimensions, 75 Sylvan St. B-102, Danvers, MA 01923. For more information, please visit:

Mary ‘Babe’ Zarba

Family Matriarch

Mary “Babe” Zarba, a lifelong resident of Revere, currently of Hampton NH, passed away on November 5 with loving family members by her side.

 Primarily a homemaker, Babe worked at various jobs throughout her life and the Police School Guard at the Lincoln School in Revere was her favorite. Babe and her late husband, Sal traveled extensively over the years as members of the Air Stream travel club and resided in Florida during the winter months.  The family has great memories of camping trips in the New England states and along the Connecticut River.  Babe was the matriarch of the family. Sewing, crafting, and baking were just some of the hobbies Babe enjoyed. \

The beloved wife of the late Salvatore Zarba, she was the devoted mother of Marilyn Lopatich and her husband, David of Hampton, NH and the late Leo Zarba; cherished grandmother of eight, loving great grandmother of 12, and great great grandmother of two. She is also survived by her brother, John Carozza and by many loving nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Her Funeral will be held from the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, 128 Revere St., Revere today, Wednesday, November 9 at 1 p.m.  Relatives and friends are kindly invited. Visitation will be today, Wednesday, the morning of the funeral, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Interment will be in Holy Cross Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Babe’s name to the Rockingham VNA & Hospice, 137 Epping Rd, Exeter, NH 03833. For guest book, please visit


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