Obituaries 03-27-2019

Grace Chiary Bellino

Former Revere resident

A visitation was held on Monday at Mackey’s Funeral Home, 128 S. Main Rt 114, Middleton for Grace Chiary Bellino who passed away after an extended battle with Alzheimer’s disease. Following a Mass celebrated at St Mary’s Parish, Conant St. in Danvers on Tuesday, burial was at Annunciation Cemetery, Hobart St., Danvers. After the funeral, friends and family gathered for a reception at Danversport Yacht Club at 161 Elliott St., Danvers. 

Grace was born, raised and educated in Revere and graduated from Revere High School. She lived in Revere until 1973 after which time she married S. William (Bill) Bellino and moved to Peabody and together, they ran Bill’s business, Modern Home Appliance in Gloucester.

After retirement, she and Bill spent their time between Peabody and Naples, Fla., where they loved to play cards and bocce ball, listen to music, sit by the pool or beach, and dance. Sadly, Grace was overtaken with Alzheimer’s and moved to California to be closer to her children.

At the time of her passing, she was surrounded by her children and family who sang to her, prayed, rubbed her head, brushed her hair, and told bad jokes. She was loved and not alone, as it should be. 

Grace is survived by her children: Nancy (Upton) Downard, Roy Upton, and Robin Upton, six step-children, Mario (Mike) Bellino, Paul Bellino, Sandra (Bellino) Farraca, Mark Bellino, William Bellino Jr, and BethAnn (Bellino) Lynch, several nieces and nephews, grandchildren, and her great-grandchild, Brian. 

In lieu of flowers, friends are encouraged to make a donation in Grace’s memory to the Mid-County Senior Center, Attn: Treasurer, 829 Bay Ave., Capitola, CA 95010 where Grace spent many hours in her last years participating in dance-exercise classes with other seasoned citizens. Further details

George Taglieri, Jr.

Retired Revere senior deputy Fire Chief

Family and friends are invited to attend Visiting Hours today, Wednesday, March 27 from 4 to 8 p.m. in the Vertuccio and Smith, Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway, Revere for Ret.  Sr. Revere Deputy Fire Chief George P. Taglieri, Jr. who died in the presence of his God and surrounded by his loving family on Saturday, March 23 at Tufts Medical Center in Boston following a brief illness. He was 78 years old.

His funeral will be conducted from the funeral home on Thursday, March 28 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. Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett.

George was a lifelong Revere resident. He was born, raised and educated in Revere and a graduate of Revere High School, Class of 1958.

George enlisted in the United States Army and served his country proudly  during the Vietnam Conflict. When he returned home to Revere, he joined the Revere Fire Department as a Firefighter, a career that George loved and  spanned 41 years. He rose through the ranks and retired as Sr. Deputy Chief. He married his one and only true love in 1963, M. Yvonne D’Eon. The couple remained in Revere and began their life together and with their family. George is remembered by his family and friends as always being a dedicated family man and working two jobs, the Revere Fire Department and as a truck driver for Mass Truck Body and Trailer of Chelsea. As he was busy working two jobs and raising his family, he also took his education very seriously and went back to school so he could further his position in the Fire Department. He earned his Associate’s Degree in Fire Science at North Shore Community College.

He had a very humble and quiet demeanor. He was a kind man and above all a man of great moral character. He served as the President of the Revere Firefighters Credit Union, Local 926 for well over 20 years and was a member of Boston Sparks, Box 52 and Monday Night Bowlers of Wakefield.

The loving and devoted husband of 55 years to M. Yvonne (D’Eon) Taglieri of Revere, he was the cherished father of George Taglieri, III and his wife, Jane of Boston, M. Yvonne Merrill and her husband, Darren of North Andover and Roberta K. Moeckel of Saratoga, N.Y.; adored Papa of George Taglieri, IV of Arlington, Va., Zachary W. Taglieri of Boston, Trey A. Taglieri of Burlington, Vt., Trevor J. Merrill of North Andover, Emma S. Moeckel and Matthew A. “Matt” Moeckel, both of Saratoga, N.Y.

He was the dear brother of Barbara Perry of Revere and her late husband, Edmund and the late Carol A. McNulty and Marjorie A. Donovan; proud son to the late George and Margaret R. (DelVisco) Talieri and lifelong friend of Joann “Googie” Giannino and her late husband Ret. RFD Crescenzo “Christy” Giannino. He is also lovingly survived by many loving nieces, nephews, grandnieces, grandnephews and his large family of Revere firefighters.    

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Revere Firefighters Association – Local 926, Attn: Scholarship Fund, 400  Broadway, Revere, MA 02151. For more information, please visit

Victor Trujillo, Sr.

Formerly of Puerto Rico

Victor Trujillo Sr. died on March 21 at the age of 72. 

Born in San Sebastian, Puerto Rico on August 3, 1947 to the late Guadalupe Trujillo and Saturnina Aquino, he was the beloved husband of 42 years to Aurea DeJesus, devoted father of Victor Trujillo Jr. and his wife, Zulma Rios and Yenina Trujillo and her husband, Saul Mejias, all of Puerto Rico and Yahaira Trujillo and Jeffrey Trujillo, both of Chelsea and cherished grandfather of seven.  Victor also leaves behind two brothers and two sisters and is also survived by many loving nieces, nephews, and cousins. 

A visitation will be held at the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, 128 Revere St, Revere on Thursday, March 28 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. followed by a Prayer Service in the funeral home at 1 p.m.  Relatives and friends are kindly invited.  Interment will be in Pine Grove Cemetery in Lynn.  For guest book, please

Mary McCauley

Retired waitress

Mary M. McCauley, an East Boston native and longtime Revere resident, who passed following a brief illness on Sunday, March 24 at the Winchester Rehabilitation & Nursing Center of Winchester. She was 95 years old.

Her funeral will be conducted from the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway, Revere, today,  Wednesday, March 27 at 9:30 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in the Immaculate Conception Church (Corner of Beach St. & Winthrop Ave.) Revere at 10:30 a.m. and immediately followed by interment in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett.

Born, raised and educated in East Boston, she was a graduate of East Boston High School, Class of 1941.

Mary worked during her early years as a waitress at several of the venues at Logan Airport and at the former Reardon’s Restaurant of Revere. She, lastly, was employed at Cerretani’s Market Inc. in Revere as a clerk, a job she enjoyed.

Mary had a large and outgoing personality, always, a smile and always a laugh.

Foremost in her world was her late beloved husband, Peter E. McCauley, Sr., who passed in August of 2009.

She was the devoted mother of Virginia A. Cerretani of Revere, Peter E. McCauley Jr. and his wife, Marion “Meg” of Orlando, Florida and Donna M. Testa and her husband, Lawrence of Reading. She was the cherished grandmother of Alexandra C. and Ashley M. Testa, both of Reading, GianPaolo Cerretani of Revere and Kelli Y.McCauley of Orlando, Florida;. She was the dear sister of the late Loretta M. Gianino-Conroy, Anne V. Nagle, Harold “Happy” McCormick, Leonard McCormick, Vincent “Lefty” McCormick and Leo McCormick.

She is also lovingly survived by her faithful friends, Suzanne Dubuque of Reading and Nora Moscia of Lynnfield.

Remembrances may be made to the Patient Activities Fund at Winchester Rehabilitation & Nursing Center, 223 Swanton St., Winchester, MA 01890. For more information, please visit

Albert Francis Durgin

Of Somerville, formerly of Revere

Albert Francis Durgin of Somerville, formerly of Revere, passed away on Sunday, March 24. He was 78 years old. 

He was the beloved husband of Patricia (Spitzer) Durgin, loving father of James Durgin and his wife, Veronika, Justin Durgin and his wife, Sheri and Jodi Vachon and her husband, Jeffrey; cherished grandfather of Patrick, Eric and Scarlett Durgin; caring brother of Joanne King and her husband, Edward, Charles Durgin, James Durgin and his wife, Debbie and the late Geraldine Tusa and Andrew and John Durgin.  He is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.  Family and friends will honor Albert’s life by gathering in Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, 262 Beach St., Revere on Thursday, March 28 from 4 to 8 p.m. with a Funeral Service beginning at 7:45 p.m. in our Chapel of the Resurrection.  Committal Service is private.  At the family’s request please omit flowers.  Donations may be made in Albert’s name to the American Heart Association by visiting

For guestbook and directions please visit:

Jodi Anne Ravida

Retired Boston School psychologist

Jodi Anne Ravida  of Lynn, formerly of East Boston, died on March 14. She was 78 years old.

The devoted mother of: Joseph C. Ravida and his wife, Kimberly of Groveland, Jonathon J. Ravida of Lynn, Jerry J. Ravida of East Boston and Traci Ravida of Saugus, she is also survived by two granddaughters, Rebecca A. Parnell, wife to Scott Parnell and Brianna M. Ravida of East Boston and two great-grandchildren, Aubry and Connor Parnell.

Jodi had recently moved to Lynn after being a lifelong resident of East Boston. She retired from her work as school psychologist with the City of Boston and was a member of the Teachers Union. She had her own private practice and spent many years devoted to specialized work in early childhood development and to children with disabilities from drug addicted pregnancies.

She proudly served her country in the United States Marine Corp (Woman Marines). Jodi held a PhD in psychology with thesis work done at MGH on Death and Dying. She was a writer, teacher and inventor of Trauma Box therapeutic therapy. She was a lover of learning, music and the arts and a member of VFW post 6712 of Beachmont. A pioneer and true believer in continuous learning through experience towards inflation of one’s past standards to achieve and promote greater wisdom for all….. Semper Fi mother Marine. Visitation in the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons Funeral Home, 128 Revere St., Revere will be held on Saturday, March 30 from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. followed by a Prayer Service at 2:30 p.m. in the funeral home. Relatives and friends are kindly invited. Donations on her behalf can sponsor college savings plans or a cancer research charity.  For guest book please visit

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