Obituaries 05-31-2017

Henry Perry, Sr.

Retired GE Master Welder and Baritone for Beverly Northshore Men Barbershop Quartet

Family and friends are invited to attend visiting hours on Thursday, June 1 from 4 to 8 p.m. in the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Rte. 107), Revere for Henry L. Perry, Sr., who died on Saturday, May 27 after a long illness at the Kaplan Family

Hospice House of Danvers. He was 79 years old.

His funeral will be conducted from the funeral home on Friday, June 2 at 9 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Joseph’s Church, 770 Salem St., Malden at 10: a.m.

Born and raised in Everett, he lived there until moving to Melrose in 2005. He attended Everett schools and was a 1956 alumnus of Everett Vocational High School. After graduation, he joined the U.S. Army in October of 1956 and served until October 31, 1963.

All of his working career was with the General Electric Corp., services as a master welder. Henry worked in all three plants of G.E. i.e. in Lynn, Medford and Everett. He retired in 2003 at age 65 years.

Aside from his loving family of six children & 11 grandchildren, his only brother and many nieces and nephews, his passion for the past 30 years was the “Beverly Northshoreman Barbershop Quartet.” He was their baritone and enjoyed the friendships and comradery that the group offered. He also performed with the “Granite State Chorous” of Manchester, N.H.

The husband of 57 years to Marie E.(Ragucci) Perry, he was the cherished father of Rosemarie Romboli and her husband, Edward of Malden, Susan M. Connors and her husband, Peter of Wilmington, Henry S. Perry and his wife, Eileen T. of Wakefield, Anthony S. Perry and his husband, Eric Adelman of Stoneham, George W. Perry and his wife, Brenda of Saugus and James W. Perry and his wife, Marion of Melrose; the proud grandfather of Dana L. Romboli and his fiancée, Samantha of Melrose, Kathleen M. Perry and Colleen M. Perry, both of Wakefield, Sarah N. Perry and Nicholas J. Perry, both of Stoneham, Ryan T. and Jillian M. Perry, both of Saugus, Nathan P. and Kristen M. Connors, both of Wilmington, Alex J. and Dianne M. Perry, both of Melrose; the brother of George Perry and his wife, Marie of Claremont, Florida. He is also lovingly survived by many nieces, nephews and his canine companion, “Skippy.”

Interment will immediately follow the Funeral Mass at Wyoming Cemetery in Melrose. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to Care Dimensions, 75 Sylvan St., Suite B-102, Danvers, MA 01923. For additional information, please visit

Blanche McGonagle

Devoted homemaker and home health aide

Blanch L. (O’Hanley) McGonagle of Revere, formerly of Saugus,  died on Tuesday, May 23 at the Life Care Center of Stoneham. She was 75 years old.

The wife of the late Edward M. McGonagle, she was born in Boston, the daughter of the late Cyril and Margaret (Barrett) O’Hanley. A devoted homemaker and a home health aide, she was also a member of Al-Anon.

Mrs. McGonagle was the loving mother of four children: Leanne Anderson of Revere, Thomas Mayo of Maine, Rhonda Vidaure of Revere and Catherine Sutton of Winthrop; cherished grandmother of 13 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren; dear sister of Marilyn Mossuto of Revere, Margaret Krambeer of Iowa and the late Elizabeth Peatfield.

Funeral arrangements were by the Bisbee-Porcella Funeral Home, Saugus.  Interment was in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. For condolences, visit:

Julia DaSilva

Assistant buyer for Marshall’s Stores

Family and friends are invited to attend visiting hours today, Wednesday, May 31 from 4 to 7 p.m. in the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway, (Rte. 107), Revere followed by the Funeral Service in the Funeral Home at 7:15 p.m.for Julie J. DaSilva who passed following a long battle with metastic breast cancer on Thursday, May 25 at Boston’s Brigham & Womens Hospital. She was 50 years old.

Born and raised in the Azores of Portugal, she and her family came to this country in 1978 settling in Everett and then in Revere. She was a 1984 graduate of Everett High School. She also lived for a brief time in Somerville. All of her working career was spent in retail merchandising and for 15 years she was an assistant buyer for Marshall’s Corporation serving in various stores throughout the area. She was most proud of her Potuguese heritage and was an advocate for the promotion and maintenance of old world customs, family closeness and a fine work ethic. She was never late, whether for work or play, and she drilled into her three children the gifts of family and extended family.  She had a passion for shopping, especially for her children and most especially for the light of her life, her grandson, Luiz.

For almost 20 years, Julia was blessed to have finally met her soulmate, her fiance, John F. Buccelli, They had a unique relationship, in as much as they thoroughly enjoyed each other’s presence in all situations. They enjoyed the “high end” aspect of life, whether it be choice of restaurants, gourmet food shops or shopping centers and plazas –  they were drawn to the best adventures.

In addition to her adored and cherished fiancée, John P. Buccelli of Somerville, she also leaves her large famlly. She was the adoring mother to Osmar Aguiar of Everett, Kasandra Aguiar of Revere and Benjamin David Michael of Nashville, TN; adored daughter to Maria Valentina DaSilva of Somerville and the late Manuel; dear sister to Natalino L. DaSilva of California, Valdemar of Woburn, Jose M. abd Fatima M. DaSilva, both of Somerville, Victor T. and Rosa DaSilva, both of Everett, Paula Bienvenu of Pelham, NH and the late Manuel A. and Victor M. DaSilva. She is also lovingly survived by her only grandson, Luiz Aguiar of Revere for whom the moon, stars and sky rose and set and by many other relatives in Portugal. Entombment at Woodlawn Community Mausoleum and Coumbarium, Everet, will be held privately at a later time. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Italian Home for Children, 1125 Centre St., Jamaica Plain, MA 02130. For additional information, please visit:

Robin Kehoe

Former waitress at the Hard Rock Cafe

Robin M. Kehoe passed unexpectedly on Tuesday, May 23 at Everett’s Whidden Memorial Hospital. She was 49 years old.

Born in Boston, Robin lived in East Boston, Amesbury and Revere, spending a majority of her time in Amesbury. She was a 1985 graduate of Saint Pope John XXIII’s High School. Most of her working career, was spent as a waitress in several local restaurants. She spent about 10 years at the “Hard Rock Café.” She also served as a cocktail waitress in several area lounges and cafes.

The cherished mother of Seana K. Kehoe of Amesbury and the adored daughter of Judith A. (Zagarella) and Vincent H. “Sonny” Thomas of Amesbury, she was also the dear niece of Ralph Zagarella and Richard Saunders, both of Manchester, New Hampshire and the late Vincent Zagarella. Many cousins also survive her. She is lovingly survived by her companion, Albert Squillante of Revere and his family, who Robin regarded and respected as her extended family, Anthony J. Squillante of Boston’s North End and his late wife, Antoinette (Martorano) “Netta” Squillante-Chiampa and her late husband, Roger R. Chiampa, Anthony J. Squillante Jr. and his wife, Jodi and Flora Squillante, both of Moore, South Carolina. Funeral arrangements were by the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, Revere. Interment was private. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to any worthy teen-age drug rehabilitation program. For additional information, visit:

Edward Skurski, III

Of Revere

Edward J. Skurski III of Revere passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on Sunday, May 28. He was 46 years old.

The cherished son of Margaret (Twomey) Skurski of Revere and Edward J. Skurski Jr., and his wife, Carol of Marco Island, Florida, he was the dear brother of Victoria Napoli of Revere, Wendy Fernandes and her husband, Stephen of Burlington, and Kathleen Skurski of Revere. He is also survived by his aunts, uncles, cousins, seven nephews and one niece.

Family and friends will honor Edward’s life by gathering in Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral

Home, 262 Beach Street, Revere today, Wednesday, May 31 from 4 to 8 p.m. and again Thursday morning at 9 before leaving in procession to St. Anthony’s Church In Revere for a Funeral Mass to be celebrated in his name at 10 a.m.

Interment will be at Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. For guest book and directions:

Marie D’Eon

Descendant of the royal Medici family of Italy

Marie L. (Medige) D’Eon of Revere passed away on Tuesday, May 23 surrounded by her loving family. She was 73 years old.

She was a direct descendent of the royal Medici family of Italy and her father was an original executive for Dunkin Donuts.

The beloved wife of the late Joseph Harvey D’Eon and former wife of Robert F. White Sr., she was the cherished daughter of the late Francis and Lena (Papa) Medige; loving mother of Bobby F. White Jr. of Revere, Marie Elena Chapman of Nashua, NH and John Joseph White and his wife, JoAnn of Pelham, NH; adored grandmother of Catherine Marie Mesquita, Elena Marie and Patricia Marie Chapman, McLellan and Devin White and great grandmother of Aliyah Marie. She was the dear sister of the late Jennie Melton and Frances Medige and is also survived by many nieces, nephews and cousins.  Funeral arrangements were by Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, Revere. Interment was at Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. For guest book, visit:

Marilyn Prizio

Retired Revere Meter Maid

Marilyn T. (DeLuca) Daley-Prizio of Revere died on Saturday, May 27 at the Kaplan Family Hospice House of Danvers following a long illness. She was 78 years old.

Born and raised in Newton, she attended Newton schools and was a 1956 graduate of Newton High  School. She resided in Newton until moving to Revere in 1987. For over 20 years, she worked with the Revere Police as a Meter Maid, retiring in 2003.

A devoted and beloved wife, mother,   sister, grandmother and aunt, she earned the title “favorite” by all her family, especially her  children, grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

The adored wife of 30 years of Retired Revere Patrolman Angelo A. Prizio, she was the  cherished mother of John F. Daley of Newton, James M. Daley of Chelmsford, Lynn T. Benson

and her husband, Anthony of Winthrop and Denise T. Morelli and her husband, Toby of Danvers;  the proud grandmother of Shannon M. Daley of Chelmsford, Cailyn R. Benson and Michael N.  Benson, both of Winthrop, Matthew A., Evan M. and Sophia K. Morelli, all of Danvers;  the  dear sister of Elizabeth A. Bradley and her husband, Charles A. of Winthrop, Lorraine T. DeLuca- Cavanaugh and her husband, Thomas of Point of Pines, Revere and the late Lawrence C. DeLuca Jr.

She is also lovingly survived by many nieces, nephews, grand-nieces and grand-nephews.

Family and friends are respectfully invited to attend a Funeral Mass today, Wednesday, May 31 at 11 a.m. in St. Anthony of Padua Church, 250 Revere St., Revere. Services will conclude with entombment in Woodlawn Cemetery – Versailles Mausoleum, Everett. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St.  Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-9959. For additional information, please visit

Shirley Cervera

Leaves 89 descendants

Shirley Cervera of Revere died on May 28 at the age of 82.

Shirley loved her family dearly and would do anything for them. She enjoyed bingo, shopping, cooking and running errands.  She will be sorely missed by all who knew her.

The beloved wife of the late John P. Cervera, she was the devoted mother of Deborah Petersen and her husband, Louis of Revere, Laura Pedro and her companion, Lloyd Hebert of Everett, Carol Cervera and her companion, Anthony Brazzo of Everett, John Cervera and his companion, Patricia Sarro of Revere, Timothy Cervera and his wife, Sonia of Malden and Brian Cervera of Lawrence; dear sister of the late William O’Brien, Marion Keith, Jean McNeely, George and John O’Brien.  She was the cherished grandmother of 35, adoring great grandmother of 45 and great grandmother of three and 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 Thursday June 1 at 9 a.m. followed by a prayer service at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends are kindly invited.  A visitation will be held today, Wednesday, from 4 to 8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Alzheimer’s Association Massachusetts Chapter, 480 Pleasant St, Watertown MA 02472. Interment at the Massachusetts National Cemetery in Bourne at 12:45 p.m. For guest book please visit

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