Obituaries 02-06-2019

Ruth Margossian

Always place family first

Ruth (Lampert) Margossian, a lifelong resident of Revere, died on Jan. 31. 

Ruth was the beloved wife of the late Bearge J. Margossian and the loving daughter of the late Harry and Catherine Lampert.

Ruth always placed her family first and loved spending time with her immediate and extended family.  She took great enjoyment in doing jigsaw puzzles with her great-granddaughter. She was a former longtime sales clerk at Almy’s in Revere where she made lifelong friends.  Ruth also enjoyed playing bingo at Friendly Gardens in Revere where she was considered an honorary tenant.  An avid Boston sports fan, Ruth also was a lifetime member of the Beachmont VFW Ladies Auxiliary.

She was the devoted mother of Alan Margossian and his wife, Randi, David Margossian and his wife, Donna, and Marc Margossian and his wife, Stacy; the dear sister of the late Jeanne Ostrow and her husband the late, Edward; the dear sister-in-law of Buddy, Elaine, and Barbara Margossian and the late Marion, Peggy, Jimmy, Hank and Junior. Ruth was the loving grandmother of Beth and her husband, Timothy McCarthy and Lindsay, Christa, Jason, Rachael and Emma Margossian and great-grandmother of Shealynn and Allison.  She was also the loving aunt to many nieces and nephews and travel companion of her niece Arlene.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Torf Funeral Chapel, 151 Washington Ave., Chelsea. Interment was in Woburn.  Memorial observance will continue at the home of Marc and Stacy Margossian today, Wednesday, from 1 to 8 p.m.  Donations in Ruth’s memory may be made to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, 89 South St., Boston, MA  02111; American Heart Association, P.O. Box 417005, Boston, MA  02241; or the Chelsea Jewish Foundation, 165 Captains Row, Chelsea, MA  02150.  For online guestbook and directions, please visit the funeral home website,

Richard Citino

MWRA Project Manager

Family and friends are invited to attend Visiting Hours on Friday, Feb. 8 from 3 to 7 p.m. in the Vertuccio and Smith, Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Route 107) Revere for Richard J. Citino who died unexpectedly at his Point of Pines residence in Revere on Super Bowl Sunday, Feb. 3. He was 62 years old.

His funeral will be conducted from the funeral home on Saturday, Feb. 9 at 11 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass at noon in the Immaculate Conception Church (Corner of Beach St. and Winthrop Ave.) Revere. Interment will be Private.

Richard was born and raised in Revere. He attended both Immaculate Conception Grammar School and Immaculate Conception High School until he was a “junior” when the school closed. He was a graduate of Revere High School, Class of 1974. Richard was very focused on his education. He attended Roger Williams College in Rhode Island and earned a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering. After graduating, he went to work for Sylvania, which later became Philips Lighting. Richard and another colleague held a patent for the low-wattage energy-efficient light bulbs.

He later ventured out and opened his own consulting company for several years and still later, he took a position with the M.W.R.A. as a “Project Manager for over 10 years, until his early passing.

Richard was known to be a very quiet and humble man, but he had many friends in many different circles. He was an avid Boston Sports fan but intently a New England Patriots Fan.

He was the devoted son of the late Vito Citino, Jr. and Doris A. (Wilson) Citino; cherished brother of Dolores A. Walsh and her husband, Charles, Laurel F. Costello and her husband, Robert “Bob” C. and Kevin J. Citino, all of Revere; loving companion of Joellen Jordan and her daughter, Bianca Villaci, both of Revere; beloved uncle of Robert A. Boyle and his wife, Patricia, Kristen M. Belcastro and her husband, Joseph, Brenda R. Citino and Anthony R. Citino, all of Revere and Nicole F. Citino of Everett. He is also lovingly survived by several grandnieces and grandnephews and his canine companion, “Lexi”. He was a past member of the Knights of Columbus Revere Council #179.  

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-9959.

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Albert Fenno

Of Revere

Albert “Al” Fenno of Revere died on Jan. 31.

Al proudly served his country in the United States Navy on the USS Bristol (DD-857) in the Korean War.  He will be sorely missed by all who knew him.

He was the beloved husband of 51 years to Fidelis Fenno, devoted father of Andrew Fenno of Revere and his fiancé, Nicole Gomez of Hyde Park, cherished grandfather of Isabella Fidelis Fenno and Nicholas Albert Fenno and dear brother of the late Ralph Fenno, Charles Fenno and Carmella Fenno.  He is also survived by loving nieces and nephews. 

A visitation will be held at the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, 128 Revere St., Revere on Friday, Feb. 8 from 4 to 7 p.m. followed by a prayer service at 7 p.m. in the Funeral Home.  Relatives and friends are kindly invited.  In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to VFW, Processing Center, P.O. Box 8958, Topeka, KS 66608-8958. For guest book please

Roberta LePage

Of Revere, formerly of East Boston

Roberta P. (Molloy) LePage of Revere, formerly of East Boston, passed away at Massachusetts General Hospital peacefully on Feb. 1 surrounded by her loving family after a long-time courageous battle with Fabry Disease at the age of 54.

Roberta was born in Revere on July 3, 1964 to Mark and Marie (DeLuca) Molloy. She was the beloved wife of David LePage, devoted mother of David William LePage and his loving companion, Danielle Mullett and Candace Rae LePage, all of Revere; dear sister of Gina DiRocco and her husband, Larry of Revere, Jason Romano and his wife, Julie of Newbury, Jessica Berry and her husband, Marc of Florida and the late Mark “E” Molloy and the adored grandmother of David William LePage Jr.

She is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.

Family and friends will honor Roberta’s life by gathering at the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home, 971 Saratoga St., East Boston on Thursday, Feb. 7 from 4 to 8 p.m.  and again on Friday morning at 8:30 a.m. before leaving in procession to St. Joseph – St. Lazarus Church, Ashley St., East Boston for a 10 a.m. Funeral Mass in celebration of Roberta’s life. Services will conclude with committal prayers at Woodlawn Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the National Fabry Disease Foundation 4301 Connecticut Ave. NW, Suite 404, Washington, DC 20008.

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Ethel Reba Braverman

January 28, 1928 — January 29, 2019

Ethel (Cohen) Braverman 91, born Jan. 28,1928, passed away peacefully Jan. 29, 2019 on her 70th wedding anniversary with loving family by her side.

Ethel was born in East Boston and graduated from Revere High School in 1945. She met the love of her life, Nathan Braverman, and was married on Jan/ 29,1949.

Ethel was a cosmetician, talented singer, great cook, and above all, a devoted wife and loving mother.

She lived in Winthrop where she raised her three children. In 1980, she and Nate moved to Reseda, Calif. to be close to their beloved children and grandchildren. They would move one more time to Las Vegas, Nev. after the 1994 Northridge earthquake. They enjoyed an active retirement, and a full life together.

Ethel is survived by her loving daughter, Eileen Denberg of Chatsworth, Calif. and dedicated sons Eric (Laura) Braverman , Porter Ranch, Calif., and Barry (Karen) Braverman, Scotts Valley, Calif. She was the cherished grandmother of 10, great grandmother of two and a loving aunt. She was adored by countless friends and family and known for her incredible positive attitude, great sense of humor and zest for life.

Services were held at Groman Eden Mortuary, 11500 Sepulveda Blvd., Mission Hills, CA., 91345, on Tuesday Feb. 5 in the Groman Eden Chapel.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Nevada Talking Books Services, 100 North Stewart St., Carson City, NV 89701-4825.

Ethel Long

Lifelong member of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church of Chelsea and Winthrop Margaret Rebekah Lodge 152

Ethel M. (Gatchell) Long of Revere passed unexpectedly on Saturday, Feb. 2 at Boston’s Massachusetts General Hospital. She was 84 years old and has lived for the past three years at Revere’s Lighthouse Nursing Care Center.

Her funeral will be conducted from the Vertuccio & Smith, Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Rte. 107) Revere today, Wednesday, Feb. 6 at 10 a.m., followed by a Funeral Mass to be celebrated at 11 a.m. in St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 201 Washington Ave., Chelsea. Interment following the Mass will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett.

Ethel was born and raised in Revere and was a graduate of Revere High School, Class of 1953.

She spent all her life caring for her family and extended family. Ethel was a lifelong member of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church and was a most active member of the many societies and ladies’ organizations within the church. She was also a long-time member of the Margaret Winthrop Rebekah Lodge #152.

The beloved daughter of the late Rolfe K. and Ethel A. (Boehner) Gatchell, she was the wife of the late Robert E. Long, Sr., who died unexpectedly in March of 1985; the cherished mother of Sandra L. Davis and her late husband, Anthony of Revere and Sandra is the companion of Jack Donahue of Revere, Michael E. Long of Billerica, Patricia A. “Tricia” Winn of Billerica and also the mother of the late Robert E. Long Jr., who passed unexpectedly on Jan. 9, 2018; the devoted grandmother to Matthew J. and Hailey E. Winn, both of Billerica and Jessica L. Ralphs of Revere; the dear sister of Robert W. Gatchell and his wife, Geri of Saugus and the late, Rolfe K. Gatchell, Jr. She is also lovingly survived by two sisters-in-law, Emelia R. Gatchell and Sunook Gatchell, both of Revere and by many nieces, nephews, grandnieces and nephews.

Ethel loved her time with her family and extended family. Every picture of her at family events is dominated by her beautiful smile of contentment and love.

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, 60 Walnut St., Wellesley Hills, MA 02481.   

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Helen Shea

Longtime member of the Immaculate Conception Parish community

Family and friends are invited to attend Visiting Hours today, Wednesday, Feb. 6 from 4 to 8 p.m. in the Vertuccio & Smith, Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway, Revere for Helen (Shaughnessy) Shea who passed away on Feb. 1 following a long illness at the age of 87. Her funeral will be conducted from the funeral home on Thursday, Feb. 7 at 9:30 a.m., followed by a Funeral Mass in the Immaculate Conception Church (Corner of Beach Street and Winthrop Avenue) Revere at 10:30 a.m., and immediately followed by interment in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden.

Born and educated in Revere, she was a graduate of Immaculate Conception High School, Class of 1949. Her ties with the Immaculate Conception Church Parish community were true and tried for many years, when she was a member of the Ladies’ Sodality and the Maria Assunta Guild. She was an athlete of some standing, especially enjoying swimming. In later years, Helen was a  member of several of the North Shore Candlepin Bowling Leagues. Helen enjoyed spending time with her family especially during annual family cook outs.

She was the beloved wife of the late Donald R. Shea, Sr.; devoted mother of Patricia A. Leonard and her late husband, Stephen R. of Lynn, Robert G. Shea and his wife, Eileen of Gloucester, Va., Kevin M. Shea and his companion, Tracy DeBay of Revere, Donald R. Shea, Jr. and his companion, Christine Chadwick of West Bridgewater and Timothy P. Shea and his wife, Jodi of Orlando, FL; proud grandmother of Christopher S. Leonard and his wife, Karen of Peabody, Michael Leonard and his companion, Mindy of Marblehead, Kelly Shea and her husband, Matthew O’Connell of Swampscott, Alanna Martin and her husband, Seth of Ellicott City, Md., Kevin M. Shea of Nashua, N.H., Meaghan Shea, R.N. of Boston, Adam Shea of Nashville, Tenn., Kyle E. Shea and his companion, Shawna of Hudson, N.H., Andrew Shea of Tallahassee, Fla., Sara M. Shea and her companion, Timothy Bent of Nashua, N.H., Julia and Matthew Shea, both of Saugus and Patrick Shea of Virginia; cherished great-grandmother to Aden, Avery, Norah, Seamus, Quinn and Maeve. She is also lovingly survived by Claire Shea of Nashua, N.H., and her faithful canine buddy, “Misty.” She was the dear sister of the late Mary Clifford, Joseph, Paul, Thomas and Gerald Shaughnessy. Many nieces and nephews also survive her. 

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 309 Waverly Oaks Road, Waltham,MA 02452.

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Jennie Hartwell

Member of the Greatest Generation and a World War II “Rosie the Riveter”

Jennie B. (nee Giovanina Maragioglio) Hartwell of Revere died on Feb. 5 at the age of 96.

She was the beloved wife of the late Paul K. Hartwell, devoted mother of Paul S. Hartwell (caregiver for many years to his mother) and his wife, Dorothy of Danvers, and William Hartwell and his fiancé, Dorothy Russo of Florida; cherished grandmother of Scot Hartwell, and Dylana Genzale and her husband, Thomas; adoring great-grandmother of Dylan Hartwell, Kelsey Hartwell, Thomas Genzale Jr., and Breanna Genzale and dear sister of the late Frank Maragioglio, John Maragioglio, Josephine Kurey, Nina Margioglio, and Stephen Maragioglio.  She is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews.

Jennie has enjoyed a fulfilling and wonderful life.  Her husband Paul was the light of her life before and during their marriage of 66+ years.  She thoroughly enjoyed spending family time with her grandchildren and her great-grandchildren.

While her husband was serving in the U.S. Navy in World War II, she was basically “Rosy the Riveter,” working on the assembly line at General Electric Company in Lynn.  She later became a Supervisor of many years at a local electronics manufacturing firm.

She and her husband instilled strong work ethic and family values in their family.

Jennie was always in control of any situation and had the maxim ‘my way’ for her life. In fact, her favorite song was “My Way” by Frank Sinatra. During her later years, she and her son, Paul would visit DeMaino’s Restaurant in Revere every Sunday for lunch.  She made many new friends there, especially her waitress of seven+ years, Adele.

Jennie leaves many adoring and admiring family and friends who have been affected and loved by her.

Her Funeral will be held from the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, 128 Revere St., Revere on Saturday, Feb. 9 at 10:30 a.m. followed by a Prayer Service at 11 a.m. in the Funeral Home.  Relatives and friends are kindly invited.  A visitation will be held on Friday, Feb. 8 from 4 to 8 p.m.  Interment will be at Holy Cross Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in memory of Jennie to Prospect House Activities Program, 420 Reservoir Ave, Revere, MA 02151 or to Winthrop PACE Program, 26 Sturgis St., Winthrop, MA 02152.  For guest book, please visit

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