Obituaries 08-21-2019

Barbara Hines

Retiree of Mass. General Eye and Ear Computer Systems and J.P. Hood & Sons, Revere Wellness Group Member and Longtime Garfield School Volunteer

Family and friends are invited to attend Memorial Visiting Hours on Thursday, Aug. 22 from 4 to 8 p.m., in the Vertuccio & Smith, Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Rte. 107) Revere for Barbara J. (Tobin) Hines who passed on Monday, Aug. 12 after a brief illness at Hyder Family Hospice House of Dover, N.H. Her funeral will be held in the funeral home on Friday, Aug. 23, at 10 a.m. Interment will be private.

Born and raised in Boston’s Charlestown section, she maintained that same zest for and love of life until her passing. She was a graduate of Charlestown High School, Class of 1958. In high school, her classmates voted her “best dressed,” and she was also co-captain of the cheerleading squad.

She served in the U.S. Army during peace time as a cryptographer at the Pentagon. This love of cryptoquotes continued throughout her life. Love and interest in cooking developed later,  resulting in her being a phenomenal chef. Traveling with family and friends brought her great pleasure and she enjoyed sharing the memories of those traveled places often.

She was a member of the Revere Senior Wellness Group and cultivated many wonderful long-lasting relationships. Volunteering at the local Revere Garfield School was another passion which she continued for years.

Her career as a computer systems operator at Boston’s Mass. General Eye & Ear Infirmary and Hospital spanned some 20 years. After her time at the Eye & Ear, she spent her last five working years as a computer systems operator with an old Boston institution, The J.P. Hood & Sons Milk Co. of Charlestown, retiring in 2009.

Barbara was the proud daughter of the late Thomas Tobin and Rose (Carroll) Tobin; the cherished mother of Linda Morelli, David Hines, Douglas Hines, Jeanne Musick and Joanne Patterson; the devoted grandmother to Angela Brown, Anthony Mannetta, Maddison and Aidan Hines, Sheena Tillery, Jeremy Musick, Bethany Musick and Luke and Amy Patterson. She is also lovingly survived by three great-grandchildren, Bruin Corbet, Jacy Frustaglia and Mia Mannetta and her great-great grandson, Rocco Frustaglia. Many nieces and nephews also survive her.

She was the dear sister of Christine Pescatore of Methuen and the late Frank D. Tobin and the late Thomas Tobin.

A majority of Barbara’s life was as a military family, spending all of her life living and traveling throughout the country, however, we, here in Revere are honored and flattered to have been assured that when referring to “home,” Revere did indeed top the list. And all of us here at Vertuccio & Smith, Home for Funerals thank you Barbara for selecting and allowing us to arrange and direct your final trip. God love and bless you.

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Garfield School P.T.O., 176 Garfield Ave., Revere, MA 02151 or provide a child in need a backpack. For more information, please visit

Thomas Watson

Retired Electrical Engineer

Funeral Services were conducted in the Vertuccio & Smith, Home for Funerals on Tuesday, Aug. 20 for Thomas E. Watson who died following a brief struggle with Pancreatic Cancer at the Kaplan Family Hospice House of Danvers on Wednesday, Aug. 14. He was 79 years old.

Services concluded with Military Honors and interment at Massachusetts National Cemetery, Bourne.

Born in Chelsea, he lived in the Oak Island Section of Revere his entire life. He was a member of the Class of 1958 at Revere High School and continued on to Wentworth Institute of Boston as a member of the class of 1960.

He enlisted in the U.S. Air Force during the Vietnam Era in April of 1961 and was discharged in April of 1965 as an Airman 1st Class. He had a 25-year career with Teradyne Corp. as an electrical engineer, before joining COGNEX Inc. for five years, retiring in 2010.

Mr. Watson’s greatest joy was his relationships with his family, especially his wife, children and grandchildren.

He was the beloved husband of 58 years to Carol A. (Holden) Watson, the cherished father to Albert T. Watson and his wife, Renee, of Groveland, Melanie M. Steritti, RN and her husband, Joseph of Beverly and Richard E. Watson and his wife, Maria of Chester, N.H.; the devoted grandfather of Thomas A. Watson and his fiancée, Jenelle Sprague, Brien M. Watson and his fiancée, Veronica Stearns, all of Groveland, Jon Watson, Kayla Watson, Matthew Watson, all of Chester,  N.H., and Paige and Joseph Steritti, Jr., both of Beverly; the proud brother of William Watson of Ossipee, N.H. and Judy Studebaker of Revere. Several nieces and nephews also survive him.

In lieu of flowers remembrances may be made to the American Cancer Society, 3 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701.

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Lynne Carbone

Of Revere, Formerly of Chelsea

Lynne Carbone of Revere, formerly of Chelsea, passed away at home surrounded by her loving family on Aug. 14 at the age of 55. 

Born in Revere on Aug. 14, 1964 to Carole (Durant) Carbone and the late John A. Carbone, she was the devoted mother of the late Daniel John Carbone, beloved sister of Steven Carbone and his wife, Jayne of Saugus, John A. Carbone Jr. and his wife, Christine of Billerica and the late Brett Carbone; cherished aunt of John Anthony Carbone, Connor Morency, Danielle Morency, Sophia Carbone and London Carbone.  She is also survived by many loving aunts and uncles. 

Funeral arrangements were by the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, Revere. A Funeral Mass was celebrated at St. Mary of the Assumption Parish and interment was at Holy Cross Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22478, Oklahoma City, OK 73123.  For guest book please visit

Joseph DiMare

Proprietor of Former ‘Central Restaurant Supply’

A Funeral Mass was celebrated in Immaculate Conception Church on Friday, August 16 for Joseph J. DiMare who passed away on Aug. 13 just 28 days shy of his 82nd birthday. Interment was private.

Joseph was a member of the Mass. Army National Guard during the Vietnam Era and the former proprietor of the family business “Central Restaurant Supply” until its closing.

He was the beloved husband for 51 years of Jean (Drapper) DiMare, devoted father to Laura J. DiMare of Revere and Christopher J. DiMare of Somerville, dear brother of Sebastian L.  “Subby” and his wife, Rose DiMare of Hudson, N.H., formerly of Revere, and Diane E. Russell of Revere. He is also lovingly survived by many nieces and nephews.

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