Obituaries 02-27-2019

Francine Josephine Whippen

Sears retiree who loved volunteering and traveling

Francine Josephine Whippen, former-ly of Wichita, Kan., passed away peacefully Feb. 23 at Presbyterian Manor, Newton.  She was 78 years old.

She was born June 25, 1940, to Frances (Carosone) and Edgar Nadeau. She married the love of her life, John, on June 14, 1960.  She worked for Sears from 1970-2000. She was a member of the Winthrop Emblem Club from 1968 to 2016.  Francine loved volunteering  and traveling and will be missed by all who knew her.

She is survived by her daughter, Karen (Steve), and a son, John; sisters, Nadine (Joe), Barbara(Mel), and JoAnn (John); nieces and nephews, Robert C. Christine C, David C, Lisa D, Greg C Scott C , Mi-chael C, Jamie D, Michael W,  Beth T, and Billy W; grandchildren, Meagan P(Will), Clay P and Bailey O (Nick); and Bob, Chris, Tim, Ashley and Andrew; and great-grandchildren, Alex (9), Asher (7), and Annie (6 months). 

She was born June 25, 1940, to Frances (Carosone) and Edgar Nadeau. She married the love of her life, John, on June 14, 1960.  She worked for Sears from 1970-2000. She was a member of the Winthrop Emblem Club from 1968 to 2016.  Francine loved volunteering  and traveling and will be missed by all who knew her.

Her Funeral will be held from the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, 128 Revere St., Revere on Monday, March 4 at 9 a.m. followed by a  Funeral Mass at St. Anthony’s Church at 10 a.m.  Relatives and friends are kindly in-vited.  A visitation will be held on Sunday from 2 to 6 p.m.  Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Greater Wichita YMCA, (In care of Brittani Poland, 402 N. Market, Wichita, KS 67202) where she volunteered monthly.  For guest book please visit:

Walter Pfeifer

Of Revere

Walter Pfeifer of Revere, formerly of Tomahawk, Wisc., passed away on Feb. 20. He was 87 years old.

Walter was a late U.S. Navy Seabees vet-eran of the Korean War.

The beloved husband of Geraldine (Esposito) Pfeifer, he was the loving fatherof Carlton Pfeifer of Revere, dear brother of the late Barbara Moldenhauer and Carl Pfeifer and caring uncle of Renee Gomez and Mark Moldenhauer.

Funeral arrangements were by Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, Revere. Interment was at Puritan Lawn Memorial Park in Peabody.

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Josephine Ficociello

Of Peabody, formerly of Revere

Josephine (Clementi) Ficociello of Peabody, formerly of Revere, died on Feb. 24.

She was the beloved wife of the late Caesar Ficociello, devoted mother of Corinne M. Ficociello of Peabody and William J. Ficociello Sr. and his wife, Kathleen, all of Pea-body, Karen A. McColgan and her husband, Patrick McColgan Sr. of Whitman, and the late Edmund G. Ficociello; dear sister of Vera Gentile and her late husband, Frank and Lorraine Spears and her husband, James; cherished grandmother of William Ficociello Jr. Steven Ficociello, Cheryl Cava-leri and her husband, Chris, Patrick McColgan Jr. and his wife, Lynn and Cathe-rine and Heather McColgan and adoring great-grandmother of Isabella, Camilla, Alexis, Gracie, Joseph, Brendan, Leah and Riley.  She 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 today, Wednesday, Feb. 27 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass at noon at St. Anthony’s Church.  Relatives and friends are kindly in-vited.  Interment will be in Holy Cross Cem-etery.   For guest book, please visit:

Paul D. Archbold

Of Revere

Paul D. Archbold, of Revere, passed away on Feb. 25, 2019. 

He was the beloved son of the late Paul and Ruth (Bower) Archbold, the dear brother of Pauline Lane and her late husband Samuel, of Revere, Randy Archbold of Revere, and Robin Brigham and her husband Thomas, of Lynnfield.  He was also the caring uncle of Shannon and Mathieu Brigham.

Private services were held.  Donations can be made in Paul’s name to Kaplan Family Hospice House (Care Dimensions), 75 Sylvan St, Suite B-102, Danvers, MA 01923.  For guest book please visit

Tullio Berlangieri

Owned and operated Tullio’s Shoe Repair on Revere Street for 33 years

Tullio Berlangieri of Revere passed away on Feb. 20 after a long battle with Parkin-son’s Disease.

Tullio was born in San Mauro Cilento, prov-ince of Salerno, Italy to the late Beniamino Berlangieri and Maria Lembo. He was mar-ried to Filomena (Conte) for 59 years.

Tullio was a cobbler/shoe maker. He and his father repaired and made custom shoes. Every Sunday they would board their Ger-man Army motorcycle with backpacks on their backs, full of shoes, to deliver and pick up.  Everyone in the Cilento region knew them.

In 1970, Tullio and his family immigrated to the United States to joinTullio’s sister Maria and Filomena’s brother, Domenic.   During his early years in the U.S.A., he worked at various shoe factories in the Boston area. 

It was in 1980 that he decided to take over the cobbler shop on Revere Street, Re-vere.  Tullio’s Shoe Repair served the North Shore communities for 33 years.  He was a master of his trade, able to turn an old pair of shoes into new ones. 

Tullio was a vibrant person. People who vis-ited the shop were always greeted with a smile and hello. As the Parkinson’s disease progressed he never complained and al-ways said that he was fine.

Tullio is survived by children: Ben “Benia-mino” Berlangieri and his wife, Lisa  and Maria Maida and her husband, Larry, all of Peabody.  He was the cherished grandfather of Michael Berlangieri and his wife, Devi, Michelle Berlangieri and her fiancé, Matt Carregal and Angelo, Arianna and Anthony Maida; adoring great grandfather of Vincent Berlangieri.  He also leaves behind his brothers and sisters, Maria Conte and her late husband, Domenic of East Boston, Lucia Kent of Peabody and Giuliana, Teresa, Giuseppe “Peppino”, Luisa, Antonio “Tonino” and Paola Berlangieri, all of Ita-ly.  He is also survived by many loving nieces, nephews, and cousins.

The family would also like to express gratitude to Kevin Soares for taking such great care of Tullio.  

Funeral arrangements were by the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, Revere.  Interment was at Holy Cross Mausoleum.  In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research, P.O. Box 5014, Hagerstown, MD 21741-5014. For guest book please visit:

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