Obituaries 04-11-2018

Rose Ambrosino

Of Revere

Rose (Mirabile) Ambrosino of Revere died on April 8.

The beloved wife of the late Joseph “Generoso,” she was the devoted mother of John Ambrosino and his wife, Rhonda of Revere and Frank Ambrosino and his wife, Tammie of East Boston; loving grandmother of Gina, Maria, Joseph, Frankie, Bianca, Alexa, Destiney, Kaylee and three great-grandchildren: Bobby, Michael and Violet.  She 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, on Tuesday April 17, at 9 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass at St. Anthony’s Church at 10 a.m.  Relatives and friends are kindly invited.  A visitation will be held on Monday from 4 to 8 p.m. Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery. For guest book, please

Steve Connors

Caring and generous person, loved by many

Steven Connors of Revere passed away unexpectedly on March 29 at the age of 41.

Steve, a caring and generous person with an amazing sense of humor, was loved by many. He was a perfectionist who excelled at anything he put his hand to. He was an amazing cook and skilled builder, but his lifelong passion was fishing. He had a kind soul and a talent for making others smile. His charisma was unmatched and his laugh contagious. He brightened our lives and will be   sorely missed by all those who knew and loved him.

Born on Jan. 2, 1977, to Theresa and Walter Lane, he was the dear baby brother to Tammy Dalton of Revere, Toni Gaudette of Lynnfield, Chuck Connors of Peabody and Terry Connors of Revere; proud uncle to Brian, Kris, and Robert Dalton of Revere, Lauren, Ella and Janelle Gaudette of Lynnfield and April, Alex and Jonathan Connors
of Winchester. Steven also leaves behind his soulmate, Lauren Ellis of Revere, her son, Luke and many loving friends.

Donald Smith

American Airlines retiree

Private funeral services and interment at Woodlawn Cemetery in Everett were held for Donald P. Smith, a lifelong Revere resident, who died after a long illness at Kaplan Family Hospice House of Danvers on Easter Sunday, April 1.

“Donnie,” as he was affectionately known for most of his life, was a retiree of American Airlines where he worked for 42 years; his last position was as supervisor of “Lost & Found.”

He was a graduate of Revere High School, Class of 1953, and subsequently went to work for the airlines. He was a three year (1957-1960) Army National Guard veteran serving during peace time.

The beloved son of the late Frank Smith and Emma (Mirto) Smith, he was the devoted brother of Edward Smith and his wife, Edna of Florida, Janet Parker and her husband, John of Chelsea and the late Dorothy M. Jannino, former Revere City Councillor, Richard A. “Dick” Smith and Frank “Sonny” Smith. He is also lovingly survived by many caring and cherished nephews, nieces, grandnieces and grandnephews.

Please remember “Donnie” as the fun loving character he always was with a prayer and a smile.

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to your favorite charity. For additional information, please visit:

 Marie Paradiso

Worked at Stanwood Drapery and Sky Chef at Logan Airport

Marie Paradiso of Revere died on April 3.

Marie worked for 25 years at Stanwood Drapery Co. in Boston and for 15 years at Sky Chef a la carte at Logan Airport.

Marie is survived by her loving brother, Michael and his wife, Beverly of New Hampshire. She was predeceased by her mother, Angelina, father, Michael, her sisters, Ann Williamson and Antoinette Parziale and her brothers, Frank and Leonard. She was beloved by her many nieces and nephews.

A memorial visitation will be held at the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, 128 Revere St, Revere, on Friday, April 13, from 10 a.m. to noon, followed by a prayer service at 12 noon.  In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in her name to the Northeast Animal Shelter, 347 Highland Ave., Salem, MA 01970 or the North Shore Animal Hospital, 1 Neptune Blvd., Lynn, MA 01902. For guest book, please visit

Eva Riccio

102-year old family matriarch

Eva M. (Fucillo) Riccio passed in the presence of her God, serenely and peacefully, on Tuesday, April 3, at her Chelsea residence at the privileged age of 102.

Born in Revere, the family lived here until moving to Boston’s North End, where Eva attended schools and then moved to Chelsea over 75 years ago. She was married to the late Joseph R. Riccio, who died on Feb. 1, 1995. Eva was the quintessential wife, mother and aunt, to her husband, children, nieces and nephews. She enjoyed being at home, always welcoming a visitor.

Until her early nineties, she was a long-time, active member of “The Socialites” at Our Lady of Grace Parish of Chelsea and a member of the Saugus Senior Center.

The cherished mother of Joseph A. Riccio and Libria M. “Libby” Downing, both of Chelsea, she was the devoted aunt to Theodore “Skip” Fucillo and his  wife, Linda of Wells Beach, Maine, Gerald Riccio and his wife, Linda of Boston’s North End, David Riccio and his wife, Gina of Revere and several other faithful nieces and nephews. She was the dear sister of the late Josephine Fucillo, Esther Sicuranza, Armando Fucillo and Theodore Fucillo and the proud daughter of the late Luigi and Michelina (Cataldo) Fucillo.

Funeral arrangements were by the Vertuccio and Smith Home for Funerals, Revere. Interment was at Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. For additional information, please visit

George Fabiano

Of Revere

George Fabiano of Revere died on April 9.

The beloved husband of 61 years to Grace (Roberts), he was the devoted father of Debbie Fabiano and Michael Fabiano, both of New Hampshire, Elaine Fabiano and her husband, Joseph Ristino of Revere, Christopher Fabiano and his wife, Stefanie of Revere and the late Georgie Fabiano and cherished grandfather of Tyler Fabiano of New Hampshire and Hope Fabiano of Revere.

His Funeral will be from the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, 128 Revere St., Revere, on Friday, April 13, at 9 a.m., followed by a Funeral Mass at St Anthony’s Church at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends are kindly invited.  A visitation will be held on Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m.  For guest book, please visit

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