Richard Waugh, Sr.
President of Waugh’s Garage
Funeral Services were held privately due to the ongoing COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic, for Richard A. “Dickie” Waugh, Sr., who passed away peacefully on Tuesday, April 21 at the Elmhurst Healthcare in Melrose from natural causes. He was 84 years old. A Celebration of Life will be planned and announced at a later date.
Richard was born in Everett and raised and educated in Revere. He was a graduate of Revere High School, Class of 1954.
Early on, Richard knew his calling, his passion for cars and ability to fix them led him to work for the family business “Waugh’s Garage” located on the corner of Broadway and Fenno St. He spent the next almost 60 years working, managing and operating the business with great pride and was viewed as a well-respected businessman in the Revere Community.
Anyone one who entered the garage was greeted by Richard’s warm welcome, friendly smile and witty banter. His wife, Esme “Terry,” also joined him at the garage helping with bookkeeping and decorating the showroom windows.
Shortly after they were married, Richard and Esme moved to Melrose where they began their family. Richard was raised with strong family values and instilled them in his three children. He was well respected in his hometown of Revere and he was also well respected in the Melrose community. Richard was a proud member of the Massachusetts Masons Mount Tabor Lodge and Aleppo Shriners. He was also a member of the Bellevue Golf Club in Melrose. Richard was a family man first and foremost. Being with his family was paramount. Celebrating any event, holiday or achievement with his children and granddaughters was where he always wanted to be. He was a genuine man who had a heart filled with love, generosity, and integrity.
He was the beloved husband for 54 years of Esme V. “Terry” (Toomey) Waugh of Melrose, loving father of Deborah E. Waugh of Malden, Tracy E. Waugh of Andover and Richard A. Waugh, Jr. and his wife, Jeannette E. of Tewksbury; cherished grandfather “Papa” of Kendra E. Waugh, Vanessa L. Waugh and Jillian P. Waugh, all of Tewksbury; devoted son of the late Samuel A. Waugh, Sr. and Marjorie F. (Rogers) Waugh; dear brother of Samuel A. Waugh, Jr. and his wife, Margaret of Uxbridge, Roger W. Waugh and his wife, Sandra of Revere and Harvey J. and his wife, Margaret of Lynnfield. He is also lovingly survived by many nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.
Interment in Puritan Lawn Memorial Park, Peabody will be held privately. A Celebration of Life will be planned and announced at a later date. Remembrances may be made to the Shriner’s Hospital for Children, Office of Development, 51 Blossom St. Boston, MA 02114. To send online condolences, please visit www.vertuccioandsmith.com. Funeral Arrangements under the care and direction of the Vertuccio & Smith, Home for Funerals.
Owned C.O.D. Oil Delivery Service of Revere
Renee (Goldstein) Currie of Revere died April 26 at the Brudnick Center for Living in Peabody.
Born in Winthrop, the daughter of the late Irving and Selma Goldstein, Renee was raised and educated in Revere and was a graduate of Revere High School.
Renee, with her former husband, owned and operated the C.O.D. Oil Delivery Service of Revere.
Renee is survived by her son, Richard Currie of Peabody and her sister, Lauralee Goldstein Yett of Revere. She was predeceased by her son, Robert.
She was a loving mother, sister and friend who will be deeply missed.
Due to Covid-19 crisis, private services were held. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Assisting the family with arrangements is the Torf Funeral Service 151 Washington Ave. Chelsea, MA 02150. Contributions in her memory may be made to the charity of one’s choice. For guest book: www.torffuneralservice.com.
Antonio Moscato of Revere died on April 26 at the age of 88.
Born in Mirabella, Italy on June 13, 1931 to the late Michele and Antonina Moscato, he was the beloved husband of the late Julia (Caruso) Moscato. He was preceded in death by his loving daughter, Ann Longo and son, Michael Moscato. He was the cherished grandfather of Michael Longo of Revere, dear brother of Phyllis Moscato and her late husband, Mario of Wakefield, Joe Moscato and his late wife, Rosamond of Revere, Sandra Terramagra and her husband, Louis of North Andover and the late Lena Grassa and is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.
In accordance with the CDC’s current restrictions on gatherings due to Covid-19, all services will be held privately. Interment Holy Cross Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 309 Waverley Oaks Rd, Waltham, MA 02452. For guest book please visit www.buonfiglio.com.
Caroline (Acquaviva) Hamilton of Revere died on April 24 at the age of 90.
Born in Saugus on May 8, 1929 to the late Gaetano and Caroline (Cece) Acquaviva, she was the beloved wife of the late Thomas A. Hamilton and Vernon C. West, Sr., devoted mother of Vernon West Jr. and his wife, Anne Marie of Peabody, Dana West and his wife, Michele of New Hampshire and the late Paul West; dear sister of Jerry, Joseph “Pippi”, Anthony, and Sebastian Acquaviva, Anna Musto, Rita Acquaviva, Esther Spagnola and Josephine Triulzi; cherished grandmother of Jacquelyn and her husband, Nitai, Samantha, Vernon III, Casey and her husband, Adam, Deanna, Dana Jr, Devon, Kim, Ronnie, Karen, Dale, Chase, Alexis and Dale. She is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.
We would like to thank everyone at the Chestnut Nursing Home for the special care that was given to Caroline, especially Amy Ryan.
In accordance with the CDC’s current restrictions on gatherings due to Covid-19, all services will be held privately. Interment in Puritan Lawn Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Chestnut Nursing Home, 73 Chestnut St, Saugus, MA 01906. For guest book, please visit www.buonfiglio.com.
Edward Dandrow, Sr.
Gave 100 Percent of Himself to Anything He Did
Funeral Services will be held privately due to the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic, for Edward Dandrow, Sr., 93, who died on Saturday, April 11 at the Cambridge Health Alliance – Everett Hospital after falling victim to the Covid-19 (Coronavirus).
Edward was born and raised in Waltham. He was educated in the Waltham public schools and at the age of 17, he entered the United States Marine Corps during World War II. His motivation was to join and defend his country and his older brother was doing the same. Edward proudly served and returned home, unfortunately, his brother did not.
In 1949, he married his long-time love, Barbara D. Cheetham. The couple moved to Revere and remained here while they raised their three sons.
When he returned home from the war, he went to work at the Charlestown Navy Yard. He worked there with his father-in-law and in later years with his son. Edward was a Crane Operator, working there until 1976. He then took a position with CETA, a federal program that helped troubled youth.
Ed was a unique man who possessed a personality that demonstrated patience, listening and the willingness to help anyone who needed it. His ability to help someone who was troubled and lead them down a different path was who Edward Dandrow was. He wanted to make a difference.
Edward also worked at the Wonderland Dog Track in the Receiving Department. His tireless work ethic was demonstrated throughout his life.
He finally retired from work at the age of 76, after putting in 22 years at the Northeast Regional Vocational School in Wakefield as a custodian. However, he wasn’t the usual quiet custodian, he engaged with the students very frequently. He often would be advocating the importance of leading a good life, staying out of trouble and being a good person. Ed gave 110% of himself to anything that he did. Ed was always a man of giving, no matter how big or small.
He was a very good friend of Lenny DeMaino and would frequent his restaurant almost daily. For over 20 years, he would dress up as Santa Claus at DeMaino’s Restaurant in Revere and at the Northeast Regional Vocational High School. He was a man of tall stature and large frame but his heart was larger than he was.
Ed loved to fish; it was in his DNA. He was a long time member at the Malden Anglers. He was also one of the founding members of the “Row-Row to Revere” fundraiser, as well as many others. Besides fishing he loved attending Red Sox, Patriots and Bruins sporting events with his sons and their friends.
The devoted husband of 59 years of Barbara D. (Cheetham) Dandrow, he was the loving father of Frederick L. Dandrow and his companion, Karen Kelly, Edward Dandrow, Jr. and his wife, Donna, all of Revere and the Late Robert E. Dandrow; cherished grandfather of Melissa L. Dandrow and her companion, Christopher Davis and Jennifer Dandrow, all of Revere; adored great grandfather of Ayden and Christopher Davis and dear brother of the late Robert Dandrow. He is also lovingly survived by many friends and extended families.
Private interment will take place at Highland Cemetery in Dover, MA. Remembrances may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St Jude Pl, Memphis, TN 38105. To send online condolences, please visit www.vertuccioandsmith.com. Funeral Arrangements under the care and direction of the Vertuccio & Smith, Home for Funerals.
Roland Victor Morse, Jr.
Jack Satter House Resident, former Jockey and Frean Manufacturing Co. Retiree.
Funeral Services were held privately due to the ongoing COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic for Roland Victor “Spike” Morse, Jr., 79, who died on Sunday, April 19 at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, after becoming a victim of the COVID-19 (Coronavirus).
Roland, also nicknamed Spike,” was a native of Ayer where he was born, raised and educated. Roland had a love for horses and due to his stature, following graduation from high school, he became a jockey. He had an early career that placed him in the racing circuit of Suffolk Downs, Rockingham Park, California and Florida. He loved feeling the power of being on a horse and feeling the wind in his face while racing.
In 1966, he was drafted to serve his country during the Vietnam Era. After being honorably discharged, he was anxious to return to the racing circuit and he did. Unfortunately, Spike sustained an injury from a horse falling on him and due to his injuries, he was left unable to race. Although this was devastating, Spike’s love for horses allowed him to continue to train and exercise them.
Spike remained in the Revere area where he met and fell in love with his wife, Kathryn and they were married on October 15, 1983. Spike later became an auto mechanic for many years. He had a very keen knowledge to repair anything to do with an automobile. He then took a position with the Frean Manufacturing Company in Reading, where he retired as a quality control inspector. Spike loved spending time with his wife and they both loved their church and were devoted members of the First Congregational Church of Revere. They would very often run the nursery for Sunday Services as well as going on retreats with fellow members of the church.
He was the devoted husband of Kathryn J. (O’Hara – Mercon) Morse of Revere, sharing 37 years of marriage, beloved father of Roland Victor Morse, III of Worcester and Vicki Morse of Texas, loving grandfather of Michelle Acker of Texas and great grandfather of Taylor Faulkner and Cody Woods; dear brother of Barbara Hamson of Tewksbury, Edward Morse and his wife, Barbara of Townsend, Gloria Taro and her husband, Joseph of Texas and the late Caroline Julius. He was affectionately known as a “Special Uncle” of many loving nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.
Roland was laid to rest at the Fort Devens Post Cemetery in Devens, MA. A Memorial Service will be held at the First Congregational Church of Revere and announced at a later date. Remembrances may be made to First Congregational Food Pantry, 230 Beach St., Revere, MA 02151 or Caring Hearts Ministry, 230 Beach St. Revere, MA 02151. To send online condolences, please visit www.vertuccioandsmith.com. Funeral Arrangements under the care and direction of the Vertuccio & Smith, Home for Funerals.
Worked with Husband at Family Run DiLuigi Foods
Corinne D. (Moscone) DiLuigiof Revere died on April 22 at 100 years of age.
Corinne spent many years at home raising her family. She also worked alongside her husband Louis in their family run sausage business which still operates today as DiLuigi Foods. Corinne loved nothing more than spending time with her family.
She was the beloved wife of the late Louis DiLuigi, cherished mother of Louis DiLuigi and his wife, Kathleen of Middleton, Paul DiLuigi and Corinne Troisi and her husband, Michael, all of Revere and the late Leona King and Anne Hayes; the cherished grandmother of 17 grandchildren and many great-grandchildren. She is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.
In accordance with the CDC’s current restrictions on gatherings due to Covid-19, all services will be held privately. At the family’s request, in lieu of flowers, please consider donating in Corinne’s memory to the Boston Resiliency Fund at https://www.boston.gov/departments/treasury/boston-resiliency-fund Interment will be in Holy Cross Cemetery. Paul Buonfiglio & Sons ~ Bruno Funeral Home.
Longtime City of Revere Employee
James “Jimmy” Horgan of Beachmont, Revere died on April 20.
Jimmy did not have an easy upbringing and unfortunately suffered for many of his last years. This past year and a half alone he battled several illnesses, more than any one person deserved.
Jimmy dedicated many years as a hardworking City of Revere employee. He was a jack of all trades, was unpretentious, had a quick wit, a great sense of humor and was generous to a fault. He loved his motorcycle even though he didn’t have many chances to ride. He took great joy in taking his service dog, Bolt for long walks down Belle Isle where they had many friends. He was also a music/stereo enthusiast and a diehard Patriots fan.
He was the devoted and loving husband of Joyce (Attenasio) for almost 36 years, proud and beloved father of Patrick, Andrew and Sean, who he would consider his greatest accomplishments; dear son-in-law of Pat and Joyce Attenasio, brother in-law to Jimmy and Lori Attenasio, Dottie and Joe Deveau and Susan and Jimmy Gravellese and uncle to many nieces and nephews.
In accordance with the CDC’s current restrictions on social gatherings due to Covid-19 all services will be private.
His family hopes to give him the send off he deserves at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in his name to BIDMC 11 Reisman Oncology nursing unit and sent to Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, 330 Brookline Ave, Boston, MA 02215. Family and friends are encouraged to leave a message or share a memory in the online guestbook at www.Buonfiglio.com.
Aug. 9, 1923 — April 25, 2020
Irene (Weiss) Moffie of Revere entered into rest on Saturday, April 25 at the age of 96, having succumbed to Covid-19.
Irene grew up in Revere, graduated from Revere High School in 1940, and raised her family in Revere.
An expert, prolific knitter and crocheter, she worked at her mother’s store – The Revere Yarn Shop – until its closing, then continued her career as a teacher of knitting, crocheting and needlepoint in the private sector and in public adult education programs. Mid-career, several of her original crochet designs were published by a popular yarn company. She instilled a passion for knitting in scores of youngsters at the Revere Jewish Community Center and later volunteered as the leader of the knitting group at the Jack Satter House. Through the years she donated hundreds of handmade sweaters, hats, blankets, dolls and benchwarmers to assorted charities and schools.
In addition to her needlework pursuits, she loved traveling and exploring new places, tending to her small garden, musical theater and a good old fashioned Kelly’s lobster roll. Late in life she took pleasure in applying a rainbow of colors to her coloring books.
In Irene’s eyes, there were no strangers. She enjoyed telling her tales to whoever was within earshot. Most folks remember her as fun and unique.
Most of all she cherished time spent with family and friends, especially her granddaughters and her great grandsons.
She was the beloved wife of the late Eli Moffie, devoted mother of Barry and his wife, Jeri (Dishler) Moffie of Peabody, Sharon and her husband, Alan Aaronson of West Hills, CA and Barbara and her husband, Craig Gilchrist of Ocean Grove, NJ; cherished grandmother of Mara Moffie Smith and her husband, Kevin Smith, Leah Moffie Bordieri and her husband, Charles Bordieri; adoring great grandmother of Eli and Jamie Smith; the loving sister of Fay Freedman of Revere, the late Zelma Ritvo of Kensington, MD and the late Lillian Rubin of Las Vegas, NV and the dear daughter of the late Hyman and Bessie (Voland) Weiss. Funeral services are private due to current health restrictions.
In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made in her memory to the Chelsea Jewish Employee Emergency Assistance Fund, https://chelseajewish.org/employee-assistance-fund/
For more information or to register in the online guestbook, please visit www.stanetskyhymansonsalem.com.
Maria “Mary” (SaBella) Recchia of the North End passed on April 24 at the age of 98.
Born in Boston on April 5, 1922 to the late Vincenzo and Stephanie (Diminio) SaBella, she was the beloved wife of the late Mario Recchia, devoted mother of Eleanor Jorgensen of Hamilton, and Deborah Buccieri and her husband, David of Revere, cherished grandmother of John Elia and his wife, Kimberley, and David Elia, dear sister of Bettina Sarpi and her late husband, John of Nahant and the late Ignatius SaBella, Charles SaBella, Frances Mamone, Angela Reppucci, Catherine Giordano, Fanny Cammarata and Jenny Abramo of Boston. Maria adored her nieces and nephews and was like a second mother to many of them.
Maria was a member of the Christopher Columbus Senior Center in the North End and the Golden Age Center in Charlestown. She enjoyed bingo with her friends and loved to read and crochet. She started sewing at the age of 15 and worked as a seamstress for over 40 years in a factory in Boston.
In accordance with the CDC’s current restrictions on gatherings due to Covid-19, all services will be held privately. Interment Woodlawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Carroll Center for the Blind, 770 Centre St, Newton, MA 02458. For guest book please visit www.buonfiglio.com
Former Longtime Employee of the Revere Housing and Elections Departments
Diane G. (Ysusi) Hyland, 71, of Lynn, formerly of Revere, died on April 22.
Diane worked for many years for the City of Revere as an administrative assistant in the Elections Department and later in the Housing Department.
She was the devoted wife of the late Francis W. Hyland, Jr., cherished mother of Kimberly L. Perry and her husband, Vance Perry of Marblehead and Kelli A. Hyland and her companion, Bill Adams of Lynn; adoring niece to Amelia J. “Amy” Fernandez, formerly of Revere, of Danvers and the late Otillia “Tillie” Bonanno and her late husband, Anthony; beloved cousin of Anthony G. Bonanno and his wife, Jane (Flynn) Bonanno of Topsfield and several other cousins.
Due to the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic, Funeral Services and Interment in Woodlawn Cemetery will be held privately. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Shapiro-Rudolph Adult Day Center, 240 Lynnfield St., Peabody, MA 01960. To send online condolences, please visit www.vertuccioandsmith.com.
Former East Boston Little League and Pop Warner Coach
Funeral Services were held privately due to the ongoing COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic, for Brian R. Crawford, 51, who died on Sunday, April 19 at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston due to multi organ failure,
Brian was a lifelong East Boston resident. He was educated in Boston Public Schools and was a graduate of East Boston High School, Class of 1986.
Brian worked for Comcast as a customer service representative for approximately 10 years before health issues resulted in his no longer being able to work.
One of Brian’s passions was coaching kids. He was a longtime East Boston Little League Coach and East Boston Pop Warner Football. Brian was “Eastie Proud” and coaching was his way to give back to his community. He also loved being with his family and friends.
The beloved son of Celia (LoRusso) Plagenza and her husband, Joseph Plagenza of East Boston and the late Joseph R. Crawford, he was the devoted husband of Cheryl A. (Borrelli) Crawford of East Boston, loving father of Joshua R. Crawford of East Boston, Peter P. Penney and his wife, Melanie of Revere, Daniel A. Penney of Bangor, ME and Stefanie M. Penney of Revere, cherished grandfather of Michael Penney and dear brother of Maria Crawford and Robert Crawford, both of East Boston. He is also lovingly survived by several nieces, nephews, grandnieces, grandnephews and by many former players and friends.
Remembrances may be made to Massachusetts Association for Mental Health, 50 Federal Street, 6th Floor, Boston, MA 02110. To send online condolences, please visit www.vertuccioandsmith.com. Funeral Arrangements under the care and direction of the Vertuccio & Smith, Home for Funerals.
The Ultimate Revere girl
Marion (Gould) Gale of Reading, formerly of Revere, died on April 24 at the age of 84.
Although her last few years were spent in Reading, Marion was the ultimate Revere Girl, born and raised. Known around town as the “Headband and Hat Lady” – she was the fashion-plate of Revere. Marion loved Revere and specifically, Revere Beach. Like an Official Historian, Marion would recount stories of her youth on Revere Beach – “The Nation’s First Public Beach” she would say. She would pine about days and nights spent at the Revere Beach Amusement Park, Dancing at Wonderland Ballroom, and all the hilarious stories of the time spent with her cousins. She loved Kelly’s Roast Beef and fulfilled a dream of living in a condo on Revere Beach.
It was at her condo on Revere Beach that her grandchildren will remember her best. She referred to them as her “Angels,” and when they were babies, they would go to the beach all day and then back to her condo for a “baby powder” bath.
Her children will tell you they never had alot, but their mother never said “No” to friends coming over, and somehow she always had a “Magic can of Tuna” that could feed two to ten!
Marion was the classic Irish-Catholic lassie and always maintained an incredibly strong faith and relationship with God. We know she is with the Lord and her loving family members in Heaven, and we will miss her until we are all together again.
Born in Winthrop on October 2, 1935 to the late George and Marion (Callahan) Gould, she was the devoted mother of Dyan Dal Pozzo and her husband, Michael of Reading, Denise Gale of Everett, Debra Gale-Snow and her husband, Jay of Key West FL, David Gale of Revere and Doreen Joly and her husband, Jim of Wakefield; beloved sister of Joanne Biagi of Virginia, Eileen Gavin and her husband, Bill of Winthrop, and the late Grace and Edward Waugh; cherished grandmother of Matt, Melissa, Danielle, Ben, Gabby and Alex. She is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.
In accordance with the CDC’s current restrictions on gatherings due to Covid-19, all services will be held privately. Interment Woodlawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Bear Mountain at Reading, Attention: Employee Fund, 1364 Main St, Reading, MA 01867 or to Winchester Hospital, Attention: Emergency Room Staff or Floor B2 Staff, 41 Highland Ave, Winchester, MA 01890. For guest book please visit www.buonfiglio.com
Suzanne (Novia) Penta, 89, passed away at home Tuesday, April 21 after a long illness surrounded by her family.
Suzanne was a lifelong Revere resident who was a member of RHS class of 1949. In her youth and as a young adult, she adored Revere Beach. She was a long-time employee at Verizon (formerly New England Telephone) where she worked as a manager’s clerk. She often said that one of her greatest joys was putting her two kids through college.
Suzanne had a passion for travel, art history and Sherlock Holmes. Her favorite places to visit wer: Italy, Egypt and Mexico. Her most treasured moments were spending time with her family.
She was the cherished daughter of the late Lena and Patrick Novia of Revere, the devoted mother of John (Jack) Penta and Carol Ann Penta, both of Revere and the loving grandmother of Mitchell Berry of Oceanside, CA.
In accordance with the CDC’s current restrictions on gatherings due to COVID-19, a memorial celebration of Suzanne’s life will be held at a later date. Her remains will be buried at Woodlawn Cemetery in Everett. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Alzheimer’s Association.
Worked for Park Shuttle and Fly in East Boston
Angelo Grieco died on April 21 at the age of 62.
Angelo worked for Park Shuttle and Fly in East Boston for over 15 years. Everyone who knew Angelo loved his food, especially his homemade pizza and cookies. He will truly be missed.
Angelo was born on November 3, 1957, in Italy to Nunzio and the late Diletta (DeSisto) Grieco. He was the beloved husband of Susan (Little) Grieco of Revere, loving father to Dawn Newman, Nunzio Grieco and Saverio Grieco, adored grandfather of Brielle, Jordan and Alexus Newman, cherished brother of Marisa and her husband, Saverio of Lynn, Concetta “Tina” Grieco , Michael and Carmine Grieco, all of Revere. He is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.
In accordance with the CDC’s current restrictions on gatherings due to Covid-19, all services will be held privately. Please visit the online guest book to share a memory or leave your condolences at www.Buonfiglio.com.
She Was a Role Model and Example of How One Should Live Life
Yvonne (D’Amato) Brown of Revere died on April 25 at the age of 82.
Yvonne retired from the Armed Services YMCA business office in Charlestown where she worked with members of the military. Yvonne was always a role model and mentor for all of us throughout our lives, an example of how one should live their life. She showed us how to be a daughter, a sister, a wife, a mother, grandmother, caregiver and great grandmother. The memory of her infectious laugh echoed through the room and is forever in our hearts. We will miss her, but she left us all richer by her example. We love you!
Born in East Boston on May 12, 1937 to the late Walter and Betty D’Amato, she was the beloved wife of the late Richard Brown, devoted mother of Thomas Falzarano and his wife, Deborah of Gloucester, Louis Falzarano and Debbie Baker of Revere and Jane Pedersen and her husband, Rob of Hampton, VA; adored stepmother to Debbie Brown of Melrose and the late Danine Marshall; dear sister of Leila Stockberger of Warwick, RI and Edward D’Amato and his wife, Thuy of Revere and cherished grandmother of 16. She is also survived by 17 loving great grandchildren and by many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
In accordance with the CDC’s current restrictions on gatherings due to COVID-19, all services will be held privately. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to www.copdfoundation.org For guestbook please visit www.buonfiglio.com.
‘Speaker of the House’ – Former Bartender at Wonderland Dog Track and Mickey Reardon’s Cafe
Timothy P. “Timmy” Flynn, left this earth on April 20th when he lost his two-year courageous battle with cancer. He fought proudly and independently to the end. He was 59 years old.
“Timmy” was a lifelong Revere resident and proud of it. He was a 1978 graduate of Revere High School. For over 10 years, he tended bar at the Wonderland Dog Racing Track and also for about 15 years, he worked in the same capacity at “Mickey Reardon’s Cafe” in Oak Island. His last career came to be in the Construction field as a laborer for about 15 years.
Timmy always maintained his dynamic personality accompanied by his bigger than life sense of humor and wit. Always ready for an “on stage” he relished in delivering one of his cameo stories; the stage was his. Chance encounters were the hallmark of his persona for his almost “stand up” comic role.
He was one of the kindest souls with the biggest heart. No favor was too much for him to fulfill for his adoring family and his extended family. He prided the title of “Baby Brother” as the youngest of nine in his Irish-Catholic Family from Oak Island. No one was prouder than he with the honor of becoming an uncle; 11 times was tremendous, however, when those little ones started having babies, it was magical for Timmy and that was for 10 times.
Four devoted cousins and his faithful friend, Joanne Nickerson of Winthrop also survive him. As the years roll by and family gets together, we will be recalling with laughter andd tears “funny, crazy uncle Timmy stories.” One nephew summed it up thusly…”Nobody did it their own way more than you, Uncle Timmy and we love you for that…” His real best buddy, “Gronk,” a five year old boxer dog that Timmy walked up and down Broadway almost daily and to the Sons of Italy Lodge for a cold one. “Gronk” would practically break a leg bolting down the stairs for fear of Timmy sneaking out without him.
As Timmy flies with the angels, he may have some “splaining” to do but everything he did was always with love and never with malice. He has left the Flynns with yet another emptiness in their hearts. Timmy, we love you to death and already miss you. Timmy was a member of the Revere Lodge Sons of Italy (Giuseppe Mazzini Chapter) and the Revere VFW Mottollo Post #4524.
He was the beloved son of the late William P. Flynn and Elizabeth M. (LaFay) Flynn, cherished brother of Retired Revere Police Sargent Daniel L. Flynn and his wife, Lois of Chelsea, Patricia A. Flynn-Gallucci of Revere, Michael J. Flynn, Carolyn J. Flynn and her husband, Ron Day, all of Nahant, Barbara E. Foulds and Nancy L. Flynn, both of Revere and the late Ann Marie Bostrom and the late William C. Flynn and his late wife, Joanne M. Flynn. He is also lovingly survived by 11 nieces and nephews and 10 grandnieces and nephews.
Services and Interment were held privately in keeping with the restrictions and mandates still imposed by the Comm. of MA and the Boston Archdiocese regarding the Coronavirus-COVID-19 pandemic. A Celebration of Life will be held and announced on social media and our funeral home website. Remembrances may be made to the Food Pantry at First Congregational Church, 94 Central Ave., Revere, MA 02151. To send online condolences, please visit www.vertuccioandsmith.com. Funeral Arrangements under the direction of the Vertuccio & Smith, Home for Funerals.
Her Favorite Pastimes Were Gardening, Reading and Learning
The family of Jacqueline M. Stringi-Ogg, 77, is most sad to announce her passing on Monday, April 20 at Lahey Clinic Hospital of Burlinqton, following a diagnosis of Coronavirus-Covid-19. “Jackie” had been in poor health with complications arising from a stroke over three years ago.
She was a graduate of Revere High School, Class of 1960 and a graduate of Burdette College, Class of 1962. Soon after school, she began work with the former First National Bank of Boston within the Foreign Currency Department for six years. Later she accepted a position with TRAVEL-X in Currency Services from 1998-2004. She thoroughly enjoyed her association with the Foreign Currency Departments and distribution.
For over 25 years, Jacqueline was a resident of East Sandwich (Cape Cod where she based her family. There she blossomed into an ardent gardener —she was always working with the garden, according to seasons; that brought her such joy as well the joy she brought to her neighbors and the surrounding communities. One of her fondest activities was reading and learning.
After the passing of her husband, William H. Ogg in February of 2000, she lived for a time with her daughter, Jennifer in San Francisco, California and she returned to Revere in 2010. The devoted mother of William A. Ogg of Charlotte, No. Carolina and Jennifer M. Ogg and her spouse, Sandra Ingraham of San Francisco, California, she was the cherished sister to Frank L. Stringi (Purchasing Agent for the City of Revere) and his wife, Caron D. Stringi of Lynnfield, the loving aunt to Eric W. Stringi and his wife, Bree of Beverly, Michael H. Stringi and Jonathan T. Stringi, both of Lynnfield and David A. Stringi of Oakland, California. She is also survived by many faithful cousins. She was the daughter of the late Frank W. Stringi and Roseanne M. (Chiampa) Stringi. Services and interment were held privately, in keeping with the ongoing mandates and regulations in place, set by the Comm. of MA and the Boston Archdiocese regarding the Coronavirus-Covid-19 pandemic. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Erich Lindemann Mental Health Center, 25 Staniford St., Boston, MA 02114.
Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals of Revere, were honored to have assisted the family. For additional information, please visit www.veeruccioandsmith.com.
GE Retiree, Then Worked Until Age 90 for Seidman Brothers Food Service
Michael R. DiMattia, 95, of Revere, passed away on April 27.
Michael was a US Army veteran of World War II. He worked for many years at GE as a sheet metal worker. After retirement from GE, Michael went back to work for Seidman Brothers food service equipment up until age 90. In his free time he enjoyed spending time with family and friends. He had a passion for music, as he played several instruments but primarily the drums.
The beloved husband of the late Ninfa “Lena” (Siracusa), he was the devoted father of Rosemarie DeCristoforo and her husband, Paul of Vero Beach, Fla., Michaela DeMattia of Revere and Lisamarie DeMattia of Port Charlotte, Fla.; ;dear brother of Jodie Caruso of Maine, Charles DeMattia of Revere and the late Helen Corvotta, Clara DiCarlo, George, Arthur and John DeMattia; cherished grandfather of Michael DeCristoforo and his wife Aimee and great-grandfather to Brett, Taylor, and Leia, all of Attleboro.
In accordance with the CDC’s current restrictions on social gatherings due to Covid -19, all services will be held privately. Interment was in Woodlawn Cemetery. Family and friends are encouraged to leave a message or share a memory in the online guestbook at www.buonfiglio.com
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Pasquale Carpinito of Revere, formerly of East Boston and Mirabella, Italy, died on April 21.
Pasquale worked for many years in the produce center as a fruit vendor.
The beloved son of the late Fiore and Maria (Guarino) Carpinito, he was the devoted life partner of Anna Hilburn of Revere, dear brother of the late Giovanni Carpinito, loving brother-in-law of Evelyn Caporale, Angelo Caporale and Nicholas Caporale, dear cousin of Giovanni Carpinito and his wife, Maria and Lisa Intoccia. He is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.
In accordance with the CDC’s current restrictions on social gatherings due to covid-19 all services will be private. In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Pasquale’s memory to the First Congregational Church, c/o Food Pantry, 12 School St, Revere, MA 02151. Interment Woodlawn Cemetery. To leave a message or share a memory please visit www.Buonfiglio.com.