Obituaries 10-17-2018

Timothy Moody, Sr.

Decorated Vietnam veteran, former employee of Stone & Webster

Timothy R. Moody, Sr., formerly of Revere, died at his Wakefield residence on Monday, Oct. 8 following a long battle with metastatic cancer. He was 73 years old.

Born and raised in Augusta, Maine, he came to live in Revere over 50 years ago. In 2007, he and his family moved to Wakefield.

After serving with the U.S. Marine Corps for almost seven years in Vietnam, he was discharged as a sergeant (E-5). Timothy was the recipient of the Purple Heart and several other commendations and citations for his service to his country. As a result of the insidious injuries he sustained while in Vietnam, he was overcome with PTSD (Post-traumatic stress disorder.) Over the years, he struggled with the horrific cause and effects of this vile disease and was able to cope well. In fact, he decided to make a career change, returned to  school and graduated from ITT Technical Institute with a degree in structural engineering. He secured a position as a structural engineer with Stone & Webster for almost 10 years.

Soon after he was diagnosed with  cancer that became metastatic and ravaged his body, leaving him 100  pounds less in weight. Prior to his illness, he was an active member of the V.F.W. Mottollo Post #4524 of Revere. Timothy was an inspiration to all with the positive manner in which he dealt with this illnesses and subsequent disabilities. Always he maintained a deep and abiding love for his  time with the U.S. Marines and the opportunity to serve his country.

He was the most beloved husband of 50 years to Antoinette “Ann” (Cali) Moody with whom he celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Oct. 6, at a dinner party with 50 close relatives surrounding them.

He was the cherished father of MaryRose Burrows and her husband, Brian of Epsom, N.H., Timothy R. Moody, Jr. and Dawn M. Moody and her fiancée, “Brazil,” all of Malden; the most proud grandfather to 13: Joseph D., Ryan T., Kahla A., Brian Jr., Shawn M., Stephanie E., Brandon M., Jessica J., Christopher A., Sydney M., Anthony K., Kendell M. and Destiny M. He is also lovingly survived by five great-grandchildren:  Lyndsey, Jacoby, Julianna, Carter and Hailey and by many nieces and nephews. He was the dear brother to Della Gray and her husband, Douglas of Lewiston, Maine, and Sharon True of Augusta, Maine.

Funeral arrangements were by the Vertuccio & Smith, Home for Funerals, Revere. Interment was private.

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the New England Center for Homeless Veterans, P.O. Box 845257, Boston, MA 02284-5257. For more information, please visit

Ruth Selvitella

Wonderful mother, grandmother, great grandmother and the rock of her family

Ruth (Tyler) Selvitella of Revere passed away on Oct. 10 at the age of 90.

Ruth was a wonderful mother, grandmother and great grandmother who was loved by all her family and friends.  She was the rock of the family.  She was an amazing cook, her family cherished all of the meals that were made for them with love.  She will be deeply missed and remembered forever.

The beloved wife of the late Louis Selvitella, she was the loving mother of Sharon Oliver, Marsha Webb, Diane Regan and Louis Selvitella and his wife, Michiko.; dear sister of the late James and Herald Tyler and is also survived by nine grandchildren, four great grandchildren, many nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, Revere. For guestbook please visit

Louise DiBlasi

Quintessential lady with the social grace of a First Lady

Louise (Moschella) DiBlasi, a lifelong resident of Revere, passed away at the age of 96 on Oct. 3.

The beloved wife of 65 years to the late Maurice DiBlasi, she was the devoted mother of Marianne Ostrowski and her husband, Ronald of Townsend, Joyce DiBlasi and Maurine Fischer and her husband, Jerome, all  of New Hampshire and Philip DiBlasi and his wife, Natasha of Bolton; dear sister of Carmine Moschella and his  late wife, Audrey of Saugus, the late Mary Viscarello, Ralph Moschella, Gloria Gosslin, Samuel Moschella and his surviving wife, Gail of Florida, loving grandmother of Kristen DiBlasi, Erik Ostrowski and his wife, Ann, Mark Ostrowski and his wife, Shayne, Matthew Fischer and his wife, Diana and the adoring great-grandmother of Max, Jackson, Delilah, James, Colby and Grayson Ostrowski. Louise and Maurice had a love that was legendary and everyone admired this beautiful couple who danced happily and gracefully through life.  She was the quintessential lady with the social grace of a First Lady. Anyone who visited her home could not escape without being treated to her homemade biscotti and coffee served in China cups. Louise’s unparalleled eggplant, of which many had the recipe but just could not seem to duplicate in essence, was always served in an immaculate home.

Our family loved her strength, dignity, devotion to her children, humor, beauty, and the beauty she brought to our lives.  Good job, Mom.  We will always love and miss you.

Funeral arrangements were by the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, Revere. Interment was at Woodlawn Cemetery.  For guestbook, please

Richard Vertuccio, Sr.

Retired Harpsichord Master Craftsman

Family and friends are invited to attend Visiting Hours on Thursday, Oct. 18, from 4 to 7 p.m. in the Vertuccio & Smith, Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Rte. 107) Revere for Richard G. Vertuccio, Sr. who passed away unexpectedly in his Billerica residence on  Oct. 14. His funeral will be conducted from the funeral home on Friday, Oct. 19, at 9:30 a.m. A Funeral Service in the funeral home 10:30 a.m. will be immediately followed by interment at Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett.

A longtime member of the Deaf Club of Quincy, he was a retired Master Craftsman of Frank Hubbard Harpsicords of Massachusetts. He was the beloved husband of the late Jeanette S. (Wong) “Jean” Vertuccio, who passed unexpectedly on Feb. 3, 2018. He was the devoted father to Judy M. MacDonald and her husband, William J.,  III of Burlington and Richard G. Vertuccio, Jr. and his wife, Laurie A. of Pelham, N.H., formerly of Billerica and Burlington and the late Steven J. Vertuccio; adored grandfather of Natalia Li Vertuccio and Vance S. Vertuccio, both of Pelham, N.H.; dear brother of Paul R. Vertuccio of Billerica,  formerly of East Boston, Utah, Montana and Rhode island. He is also lovingly survived by his “Grampy Dog Cooper.” He was the proud son of the late Emilio J. “Legs” and Josephine (Rosa) Vertuccio.

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Steven J. Vertuccio Memorial Fund at Boston Children’s Hospital, in memory of Richard G. Vertuccio, Sr. ( (Gift designation is SJV Memorial Fund). Also you may mail your check to Boston Children’s Hospital Trust, 401 Park Dr., Suite 602, Boston, MA 02215-5301. Please reference SJV Memorial Fund on the check. For more information, please visit

Jennie Mastascusa

Bradlee’s Department Store retiree

Word was received here late on Monday, Oct. 15 that Jennie G. Caggiano-Mastascusa, one of Revere’s most beloved and cherished residents, passed away at the age of 100 at the Lighthouse Nursing Care Center of Revere.

Jennie, who was a former resident of 62 Malden St., Revere, for over 90 years, succumbed to complications of age.

Her visiting hours are scheduled for Friday, Oct. 19   at the Vertuccio & Smith, Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway, Revere from 4 to 8 p.m. Her funeral will be conducted from the Funeral Home on Saturday, Oct. 20   at 9 a.m., followed by a funeral mass in St. Anthony of Padua Church, 250 Revere St., Revere at 10 a.m.

A complete and detailed obituary will appear in next week’s Revere Journal. For more information, please visit:

Grace ‘Nancy’ Mulligan

Longtime Revere resident and volunteer at hospice, food banks and at the Revere Library

Family and friends are invited to attend visiting hours today, Wednesday, Oct. 17, from 4 to 8 p.m. in the Vertuccio & Smith, Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Rte. 107) Revere for Grace M. “Nancy” (Seifried) Mulligan who passed away peacefully in her sleep at Solaris Healthcare, Port Charlotte, Fla., on Oct. 11, at 89 years of age. Her funeral will be conducted from the funeral home on Thursday, Oct. 18 at 9 a.m., followed by a Funeral Mass in the Immaculate Conception Church (Corner of Beach Street and Winthrop Avenue) Revere at 10 a.m. and will be immediately followed by interment in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett.

Nancy was born and raised with her family in Roxbury before marrying Joseph M. Mulligan of Revere on July 17, 1955. They bought their family home in Revere in 1960 where they raised their two daughters, Nancy and Patricia.

For more than 50 years, Nancy attended Immaculate Conception Church of Revere with friends and family. During this time, she worked for Storer Damon and Lund Insurance Company as a secretary for 42 years. After she retired, she spent much of her time with family and volunteered much of her time with hospice, local food banks and the Revere Library. Some of her favorite pastimes were dining out, gardening, and reading her favorite novels.

Nancy was the widow of the late Joseph M. Mulligan, who passed in January of 1992;  the cherished mother to Nancy Munroe and her husband, Robert B. Munroe of Port Charlotte Fla.  and Patricia A. Kelcourse and her husband, Matthew W. Kelcourse of Newport News, Va.; the devoted grandmother of Meghan Munroe of Tallahassee, Fla., and Kylie Munroe of Gainesville, Fla. She was the beloved daughter of the late Mildred H. Seifried.

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