Obituaries 11-16-2016

Todd Storella

Music lover, great cook and avid Red Sox and Patriots fan

Todd Storella of Revere died on November 10.

Todd was a great cook who enjoyed listening to and downloading music, he always had his headphones on. He was an avid Red Sox and Patriots fan and would watch the games with his sister, Ann and brother, Alfred Jr.  He will be deeply missed by his family.

He was the loving son of Alfred Storella, Sr. of Revere; dear brother of Ann Storella and Alfred Storella, Jr., both of Revere and Joe Storella of East Boston, and twin brother Thomas Storella of Stoneham, and is also survived by his beloved cat, Misty.

There will be a Memorial Service in Todd’s name at the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, 128 Revere St, Revere on Saturday, November 19 at 11:30 a.m.  Relatives and friends are kindly invited.  In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids, 352 Park Avenue South, 9th Floor, New York, NY 10010, Attention: Development Department. For guest book,  please visit

Howland Franklin Averill, Jr.

U.S. Postal Service retiree

Funeral services were held privately last week for Howland Franklin Averill, Jr. formerly of Revere, who died at the Bedford VA Hospital in Bedford (Edith N. Rogers Memorial Veterans Hospital) on November 7 following a long illness.

Mr. Averill was a 1958 graduate of Revere High School. He entered the US Air Force in October of 1958 and served until June of 1961 as an Airman-2nd class. His working career included a five year term at the Watertown Arsenal and later,  ten years of service with the US Postal Service at South Station Annex as a mail handler.

In 2002, “Howie” and his mother, Rita, moved to Quincy’s Marina Bay and for the past eight and a half years, he has been a patient at the VA Hospital in Bedford where he received the optimum of care and extraordinary attention. For this, the family is most grateful ad comforted.

“Howie” was the beloved son of the late Howland F. Averill, Sr. and the late Rita C. (Gover) Averill; the cherished brother of Dale S. Averill of Middleton, Diane M. Fisher-Giantassio and her husband, Matthew Giantassio of North Quincy and John F. Averill and his wife, Lisa J. of Dallas, Texas; dear uncle to Robert A. Fisher and his wife, Jaime of Newburyport, Dr. Lauren D. Fisher and her wife, Lourdes Fisher of Brooklyn, NY, Stephen F. Averill of Peabody, Kristin L. Averill of Middleton, John T. Averill, Jr. and Alexander C. Averill, both of Dallas, Texas. He is also lovingly survived by five grand nieces: Samantha, Shelby, Madylan, Maddison and Lisa and two grand nephews, Rowan and Blake.

Interment was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett.

Remembrances may be made to the New England Center & Home for Veterans, P.O. Box 845257, Boston, MA 02284-5257. For additional information, please visit:

Doris Douglass

Of Revere

Doris (LeClair)Douglass of Revere passed away on November 7. She was 84 years old.

The devoted wife of the late Lt. George W. Douglass, Revere Firefighter, she was the loving  mother  of George Douglass and his wife, Colleen, Gayle Webber and her late husband,  Lt. Daniel Webber, Revere Firefighter and Glenn Douglass and his wife, Betty; cherished grandmother of Danny Webber and his wife, Leah, Laura Douglass and her soon to be husband, Kenny Webber, Karissa Ristino and her husband, Patrick, Kelli Webber- Legan and her husband, Jon, Christopher Douglass and Karen Colbert and her significant other, Kyle Baum; adored great-grandmother of Anthony Ristino, Dougie Legan, Emma Ristino D.J. Webber, Kenny Webber III, Scarlett Legan and Serenity Webber and dear sister of Paul LeClair and his wife, Lorraine. She is also survived by many members of her extended family, especially Eileen, Paul and P.J. Mundis.

Funeral arrangements were by Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, Revere.. Interment was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the For guest book:

Anthony Moschella

Retired Chelsea Firefighter and member of Leon Mottollo VFW Post Revere and St. Anthony’s Parish devotee

Anthony C. Moschella, a retired Chelsea Firefighter, died on November 10 following a long illness at the Kaplan Family Hospice House of Danvers.

Born in Everett, he was raised in the Revere Street section of Revere. Mr. Moschella remained in Revere until moving to Everett in 1984. He entered the U.S. Army, during the Korean Conflict, serving from January of 1953 to October of 1954 as Private First Class. He joined the Chelsea Fire Department after his service time and remained with the Chelsea Fire Department for over 20 years. “Tony” was a life-member of the Leon Mottollo V.F.W. Post of Revere as well as a long-time devotee of St. Anthony of Padua Parish of Revere.

He was the beloved husband of 40 years to Theresa M. (Doherty) Moschella and the devoted father of Anthony C. Moschella Jr. and his wife, Suzanne of Estero, Florida, Susan O’Neil and her husband, John of Stoneham and Michael Moschella and his wife, Cheryl of Burlington; the dear brother of Retired Revere Firefighter, Peter Salvetti and his wife, Louise of Revere, Americo “Rico” Moschella and his wife, Susan of Naples, Florida and the late Susan Franzosa. He is also lovingly survived by six grandchildren, his brother-in-law, Domenic Franzosa of Everett, many nieces, nephews, grand-nieces and grand- His funeral will be conducted from the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, Revere, today, Wednesday, November 16 at 10 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Anthony of Padua Church, 250 Revere St., Revere at 11 a.m. Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the National Kidney Foundation, 85 Astor Ave., Suite 2, Norwood, MA 02062. Please visit

Doris Bushey

Of Revere

Doris Bushey of Revere died on November 11.

She was the beloved wife of Gerd Tschischewski of Revere; devoted mother of Vicki White of Saugus, Wayne Bushey of Plattsburg, NY, Joseph Bushey of Quincy, Diane Hutton of Easton and Scott Bushey of Lynn; dear sister of Betty Caskey of Texas, Robert Everard of Mississippi, Lawrence Everard of New York and the late Vivian Ferrente; cherished grandmother of two and great grandmother of one and is also survived by many loving nieces, nephews, and cousins.

All services were privately held at the request of the family. Funeral arrangements were by the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, 128 Revere St, Revere. For guest book please visit

Dolores Renz

Active at St. Anthony’s Church

Dolores ( Ausiello) Renz, a lifelong resident of Revere, died on November 9.

Dolores loved her late husband, William dearly for 63 years. She was an active member of St. Anthony’s Church and worked for many years at the Hale and Dorr law firm in Boston.

She was the beloved wife of the late William Renz; devoted mother of William Renz Jr. of Virginia, John Renz of Revere, Kathleen Renz of Chelsea and Kevin Renz and his wife, Susan of Duxbury, daughter in law, Georgie Renz and sons, Ty and Jason and the late Thomas Renz.  She was the dear sister of the late Frank and John Ausiello, and JoAnne Winnerman, the cherished grandmother of seven and great grandmother of seven and is also survived 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 16 at 9 a.m. followed by a  Funeral Mass at St. Anthony’s Church at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends are kindly invited.   Interment will be at Puritan Lawn Cemetery.

Luxy Salemme

Liberty Market Corp retiree and daily communicant at Immaculate Concetpion Parish, remained active until the age of 93

A well-attended funeral mass was celebrated on Saturday, Nov.12 in the Immaculate Conception Church, Revere for Lucy M. (Reppucci) Salemme who passed rather unexpectedly on November 8 in the Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston. Her time of death, was just five minutes’ shy of her 94th birthday observance.

Born and raised in East Boston, she was a 1940 graduate of East Boston High School. As a young woman, she entered the work force at the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston for nearly 10 years as office manager. Later, after her children were settled and married, she went to work, along with three of her sisters, at the former Liberty Market Corp in East Boston. Lucy was the supervisor of the “Food Court” at Liberty for over 20 years. Always known to be “busy,” Lucy joined hands with her only daughter, Evelyn, when she opened her business, “RECEIVABLES MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATES” and took the role as Personal Secretary and Office Manager. She remained most active, till very recently at 93 years, young. A bit of a “fashionista”, she retained her interest in her appearance and style. Her family will certainly experience the loss, however, the memories and “excitement” of her life will do much to ease their pain.

Lucy was widowed in May of 1988, when her beloved husband, Ralph A. Salemme, passed. She was the cherished mother to: Evelyn A. Lumino and her late husband, Joseph R. of West Peabody and Genard “Jerry” Salemme, Senior Aide to Senator Edward Markey and Jerry’s wife, Rachel Welch of Arlington, Virginia. She is the adoring grandmother to Christopher G. Salemme, Nicole M. Kahle and her husband, J. Ryan, “Michael A. & Matthew A. Salemme, all of Arlington, VA. She is also lovingly survived by her great-grand-daughter, Samantha Grace, many nieces, nephews, grand-nieces and grand-nephews. She was the dear sister of the late, Ann Giglio, Eleanor Santoro, Carmella M. Elliott, Anthony A.”Tom” Repucci, John Repucci, Joseph and Evelvn “Reppucci. Interment was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett.  Lucy was a long-time devotee and daily communicant at ICC for many years. Donations may be made to the Immaculate Conception Parish Restoration Fund, 22 Lowe St. Revere, MA 02151. Please visit


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