Obituaries 05-06-2020

Charles ‘Butch’ Fraser

Champion Billiard Player

Charles “Butch” Fraser died on May 2.

Butch served four years on active duty in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War and continued to serve for four more years in the Air Force Reserve. Upon his honorable discharge, Butch worked a number of years at Mount Auburn Hospital in Cambridge and spent the remainder of his working years as a carpenter for the family business. He was an excellent Billiards player and won a number of Championship trophies.

Butch was quiet, reserved, and easy to get along with. He had many physical ailments but never complained. He passed away at the Mass General Hospital due to complication from the Corona Virus.

He was born on March 19, 1932 in Everett to the late Charles and Alice (Babineau) Fraser. He was the dear brother of Lester, Donald, and Evelyn O’Leary and was predeceased by his siblings Bob “Walter,” Leonard, James, and John. He was the adored uncle of 17 nieces and nephews.

Anna D’Errico

Dedicated Wife and Mother

Funeral Services will be held privately due to the ongoing COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic for Anna C. (DiBlasi) D’Errico who died on Thursday, April 30 at the CHA – Everett Hospital, fallen victim to the COVID-19 (Coronavirus). She just celebrated her 91st birthday on April 17.

Anna was a lifelong Revere resident and was a proud graduate of Revere High School, Class of 1947. Anna married Albert J. D’Errico on August 20, 1950 and the couple remained in Revere where they raised their two sons.

She was a dedicated wife and mother who loved to cook and bake. She was always proud of her home and made everyone feel welcome when they visited.

She was also a very artistic woman. Anna would draw and paint beautiful pictures and knit many creations. Anna worked for a brief time at Almy’s at Northgate.  She was also a very devout Catholic and lover of animals. Her love and affection for her family was always where her heart was. She treasured many holidays, birthdays and many other get togethers that included her children, grandchildren, brothers, sisters, nieces and nephews.

She was the beloved wife of 69 years to the late Albert J. D’Errico, Sr., who passed away on August 20, 2019, their 69th wedding anniversary; loving mother of Albert J. D’Errico, Jr. and his companion, Paula of Assonet and James J. D’Errico and his wife, Brenda A. of Revere; cherished grandmother of Carla D’Errico and her husband, Shawn of Winthrop, Eric D’Errico and his wife Allison, Diandra D’Errico, all of Revere and Lauren D’Errico of Tewksbury; adored great-grandmother of Amaya and Cameron Sorrentino; dear sister of Maurice J.  “Moe” DiBlasi and his late wife, Victoria of Lynnfield, James DiBlasi and his wife, Sandra of Revere and the late Joseph DiBlasi, Josephine “Josie” Trinidad, and Augustine “Gus” DiBlasi. She is also lovingly survived by many loving nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. To send online condolences, please visit Funeral Arrangements entrusted to the care and direction of the Vertuccio & Smith, Home for Funerals.

Marie Papasadora

Active ‘Revere First’ Volunteer and on the Original MGH Board of Directors

Marie (Terrazzano) Papasadora, 88, of Revere entered into rest on May 1.

Earlier in life Marie was a bookkeeper for Electronic Fasteners in Waltham and then for the Revere Housing Authority. Marie was on the original Board of Directors for MGH Revere one of the first volunteers with Representative William Reinstein’s “Revere First.”  Marie loved to bake for her family, play bingo, enjoyed cards with her friends and will be sadly missed by all.

Marie was born on Sept. 29, 1931 to the late Antonio and Mary Terrazzano . She was the beloved wife of the late Joseph Papasodora , loving mother of the late Revere Police Sgt. Peter Papasodora and his wife, Denise of Revere; the adored grandmother of Taylor, , John and Joseph Papasodora; cherished sister of Angelina and her husband, Domenic Bramante of Revere, the late Albert Terrazzano and his wife, Carmella of Amesbury and the dear sister to the late Irene Terrazzano of Revere . Marie is also survived by her nephew Albert Terrazano and his wife, Cynthia, and her great nephew, Anthony of Amesbury. She also leaves many cousins, 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. For guest book please visit

John David Ferrante

Retired Revere Firefighter

John David Ferrante, 74, of Revere passed away on Tuesday, April 21.  

John David was born on April 6, 1946 in Revere to the late Cristino “Christy” Ferrante and Mary Rose (Chambers) Ferrante.  He was the grandson of the late John and Mary Chambers (Crowley) and Crescenso and Antonetta Ferrante (Festa). 

He was a graduate of Revere High School, served in the US Marine Corps Reserves from 1963 through 1969 and spent his career as a Revere Firefighter.  

John David is survived by his four siblings: Christine Bruker and her husband, Kenneth of North Conway, NH, Robert Ferrante and his former wife, Marlene of Revere, Denise Paul and her late husband, Richard of Georgetown and Carol Wilson of Newburyport.  John David was the uncle of many nieces and nephews and great-uncle to many grand-nieces and grand-nephews. He is also survived by his brother-in-law, Donald Wilson of S. Boston. 

Due to the requirements of the state and the CDC guidelines, services were private. For condolences please visit

William Salemme

Retired Revere Police Officer

Funeral Services will be held privately due to the current Covid-19 (Coronavirus) Pandemic for William C. Salemme who died on Monday, April 27 at the Chestnut Woods Rehabilitation Center in Saugus after a long illness of sustaining a stroke 20 years ago and the COVID -19 Virus. He was 70 years old.

William, commonly known as Billy, was a lifelong resident of the Beachmont section of Revere. He was a graduate of Revere High School, Class of 1967 and furthered his education at Northeastern University. He became a Revere Police Officer and worked as a patrolman for approximately 20 years, before he was forced into early retirement caused from a stroke. The severity of the stroke left him incapacitated. His strong mind, body and spirit is what sustained him for almost 20 years, while living in this state. He maintained a good attitude and made the best of his situation. The staff and caretakers became attached to Billy and he became friends with many of the residents. Billy was a late member of Revere Lodge Elks 1171.

He was the beloved son of the late William E. and Norma M. (Young) Salemme, the loving father of William B. Salemme and his wife, Carriann of Revere and Lauri Salemme of Dorchester; the cherished brother of Victor W. Salemme and his wife, Rhoda of Standish, ME and Michael J. Salemme and his wife, Betty of Winthrop. He was the grandfather of Brandon and Alexa and is also lovingly survived by several nieces, nephews, grandnieces, grandnephews and many friends. Interment private. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to: Camp Sunshine 35 Ardcadia Rd. Casco, ME 04015. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to Camp Sunshine, 35 Acadia Rd., Casco, ME 04015. To send online condolences, please visit Funeral Arrangements entrusted to the care and direction of the Vertuccio & Smith, Home for Funerals.

Theresa Pagliarulo

Active in Many Organizations

Theresa (Lionetti) Pagliarulo of Revere died on April 30 at the age of 94.

Theresa was a lifelong Revere resident as well as a graduate of Revere High School, Class of 1943. She was a former member of the Revere Women’s Club, Boston University Women’s Council, Friends of Switzerland, and the Speech and Hearing Foundation of MA. Theresa had a passion for music and was a big fan of the Boston Symphony. She also enjoyed helping her friend Kay in the office. 

She was the devoted daughter of the late Antonio and Agnes (Manzo) Lionetti, beloved wife of the late Albert, loving mother of Agnes P. Trabucco and her husband, Michael of Wakefield and Mary J. Pagliarulo of Revere, cherished grandmother of Alana Trabucco of Somerville and dear sister of the late Arthur Lionetti.

In accordance with the CDC’s restrictions on social gatherings due to covid-19.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital 501 St Jude Place, Memphis ,TN 38105.  All services will be held privately family and friends are encouraged to leave a message or share a memory in the online guest book at

Paul Bright, Jr.

Former RHS Hockey Captain, Retired Chef, Emergency Call-Taker

Paul A. Bright Jr. loved life and lived it with enthusiasm, joy, and an open heart that warmly encompassed everyone he loved  and who loved him.

He loved the Boston Bruins, Aerosmith, cooking, his two cats, and, most of all, his cherished daughters, granddaughter, family, and loyal friends.

A Revere resident for most of his life, Paul passed away suddenly on Sunday, April 26.

Paul is survived by four daughters, Amanda, Dayna, Diandra, and Danae Bright, all of Revere; a granddaughter, Julianna; three siblings, Kathleen Bright-Procopio and her husband David of Saugus, Revere Fire Chief Christopher Bright and his wife Mary Ellen of Wakefield, and Amy Ciccone and her husband Eric of Marblehead. He also leaves many nieces, nephews and cousins and his aunt and uncle, Marilyn (Toomey) and Raymond Longden, of Fairfield, Conn. He was the former husband of Diana(DeSimone) Bright of Revere.

Born in Revere to the late Paul Sr. and Katherine (Toomey) Bright, Paul attended the Immaculate Conception School and graduated from Revere High School, where he skated for the school’s strong hockey teams and was chosen as a team captain in 1975.  He would remain an ardent sports fan throughout his life, especially of the Bruins and Patriots.

He enjoyed the company of a group of loyal friends who often gathered behind the old Revere Cinema on Broadway, and, in reference to the place where they hung out, called themselves the Show Yard Kickers. Once, as youths, they painted a mural on a wall in tribute to the rock band Aerosmith, and Paul would remain a passionate fan of their music throughout his life.

He was employed for many years in the culinary industry, working as a chef for Marriott Hotels and prominent corporate and event catering companies. Throughout his life, Paul enjoyed cooking and good food, and at one point contributed a recipe column to The Revere Journal.

Later in his life Paul worked as a 911 call-taker for the city of Revere and later for the city of Chelsea. After several years he was promoted to deputy director of the Chelsea 911 department. He retired several years ago.

Paul lived in Chelsea briefly and moved to Boston two years ago. In his retirement, in addition to his close bonds with his daughters and granddaughter, dear friends and family, he also cherished the companionship of his two beloved cats, J.J. and Mittens, whom he had rescued separately.

Throughout his life, Paul was a joyous and warm presence whenever he was around family and his many friends, always quick with a smile, a laugh, or a humorous remark. He had the gift of making people feel good when they were around him.

Funeral arrangements, under the direction of Vertuccio and Smith Home for Funerals in Revere, are private because of restrictions caused by the COVID-19 public health emergency.

Remembrances in Paul Bright Jr.’s name may be made to the Animal Rescue League of Boston, 10 Chandler St., Boston MA 02116.

Linda Sharon Miller

Retired Educator

Linda Sharon (Sosna) Miller, 80, of Revere, beloved wife of Harold S. Miller with whom she shared 53 years of marriage, died May 4 at the Beth Israel Hospital after a brief illness.

Born in Boston, the daughter of the late Sol and Sadye (Bunis) Sosna, she was raised and educated in Revere and was a graduate of Revere High School Class of 1958. She continued her studies and graduated from Boston State College in 1962. Linda was employed by the Malden School Department from 1963 -1964 where she taught U.S. History, from 1964-1966 at the Carter School in Chelsea, and from 1985-2001 she taught for the Melrose School department and worked in the Special Education Department.

She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and friend who will be deeply missed.

Linda is also survived by her son Attorney Mark S. Miller and his wife, Sharon and was the most caring grandmother to Jack Samuel and Ava Sarah Miller.

Private graveside services were held in Everett due to the Covid -19 crisis. Contributions in her memory may be made to the charity of choice. Assisting the family with arrangements is the Torf Funeral Service 151 Washington Ave. Chelsea, MA 02150. For guest book

Kathleen DiChiara

World War II English War Bride and a Woman of Style, Elegance and Grace

Kathleen “Kay” (Davies) DiChiara of Revere died on April 30 at the age of 92. 

Born in Liverpool, England to the late Daniel and Elizabeth (Hanratty) Davies, she was the beloved wife of the late Alfonse “Al” DiChiara, devoted mother of Sandra DeChristoforo and her late partner, Steve of Revere and the late Nicholas DiChiara of Westminster, CO; dear sister of the late Anne Matthews and Bette Machon of England; cherished grandmother of  Gina Bassant and her late husband, Jay of Revere,  Brenda Spinelli and her husband Jim of Port St. Lucie, FL and Johnna Wallace and her husband, Bruce of Port St. Lucie, FL; adored great grandmother of Cassandra, Nikolas, Caden and August.  She is lso survived by many loving nieces and nephews.  

We lost a remarkable woman. A woman full of life, courage and determination. Throughout her exceptional life she endured many challenges but also enjoyed many incredible experiences. Growing up in England during World War II led her to meet a U.S. soldier and fall in love, and that love led her to move to the United States, to marry and start a new life and a family.

Kay was a devoted wife and an amazing mother, grandmother and great-grandmother (Nana). A woman of style, elegance and grace. She was the family’s matriarch, historian and storyteller. She loved to travel the world and read everything she could. Her talents were endless; there wasn’t anything she couldn’t cook, sew, create or learn. Always there to lend a hand and always had a smile. And she was the best bargain shopper, especially at her beloved Filene’s.

There is so much that can be said about Kay and the way she lived life. She will be tremendously missed and remembered by all those who love her.  

In accordance with the CDC’s current restrictions on gatherings due to Covid-19, all services will be held privately.  Interment at Puritan Lawn Memorial Park.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 309 Waverley Oaks Rd, Waltham, MA 02452 or to a Cancer Charity of your choice in Kathleen’s name.  For guest book please visit

Michael Babine

Will be Sorely Missed by all who Knew him

Michael Babine of Danvers, formerly of Chelsea, died on April 28 at the age of 68.

Michael enjoyed listing to music, especially his favorite instrument the piano. He was also fond of the religious radio channel. He will be sorely missed by all who knew him.

Born in Boston on November 1, 1951 to his loving mother Mary (McCarthy) and his late father Joseph Babine, he was the cherished grandson of the late James and Helen Babine and Elizabeth and Lawrence McCarthy, adored nephew of Leo McCarthy and his wife, Maria of New Hampshire, godson of Barbara Pitts and her husband, Edward of Billerica, the late Nancy Lewis and her husband, William, William McCarthy and his surviving wife, Judith of Wakefield, Laurence McCarthy and his surviving wife, Elizabeth of North Reading, Clarence Manning and his wife, Hazel, Earl Babine and his wife, Margaret, and James and Christine Babine. He is also survived by many cousins and dear friends.

In accordance with the CDC’s current restrictions on gatherings due to Covid-19, all services will be held privately. Interment Woodlawn Cemetery. At the family’s request, in lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Michael’s memory to the Friends of Hathorne, c/o the Hathorne Regional Center, 450 Maple Street, Hathorne, MA 01937. For guestbook, please visit

Irving ‘Hank’ Greenberg

Former Revere Housing Authority Commissioner and Treasurer and Past President of Temple B’nai Israel

Irving “Hank” Greenberg, a lifelong resident of Revere, died on Thursday, April 30.

A proud United States Marine Corps veteran, he was a member of the “Odd Fellows” Noble Grand Kearsarge Lodge #217-Swampscott, Past President of Temple B’Nai Israel, Revere, former Commissioner of Revere Housing Authority and former Treasurer for 20 years. He was a lover of Aruba, calling it his “second home.”

He was the devoted husband of 68 years to Nancy (Trager) Greenberg, devoted father of the late Steven Greenberg and is also survived by a daughter, Shirlee McDaniel. He was the loving son of the late Samuel Greenberg and Anna (Gates) Greenberg, dear brother of the late Eva Richmond and loving grandfather of Eric Greenberg. Private graveside services will be held due to the Covid-19 Crisis. Interment will be held in the B’Nai Israel Beechmont Cemetery, Everett. Contributions in Hank’s memory may be made to the charity of one’s choice. Visit for guestbook.

Laura Josephine Fiorino

Past Member of Women’s Auxiliary and American Legion Post 6, East Boston

Laura Josephine (Voci) Fiorino, a lifelong resident of East Boston, died on May, 1 at the age of 94. 

Laura was a past member of the Women’s Auxiliary and the American Legion Post 6 in East Boston.  She will be sorely missed by all who knew her. 

Born in Revere on August 2, 1925 to the late Joseph Voci Sr. and Amelia (Cataldo) Voci, she was the devoted mother of Vincent “Vinny” Fiorino and his wife, Lorraine of Revere and Philip Fiorino and his wife, Diana of Saugus; beloved sister of the late Grace Guerrero, Patricia Lavoine, Irene Coughlin, Albert Voci and Joseph Voci Jr. ;  cherished grandmother of Vincent, Michael, Stephen, and Ava and adored great grandmother of Alessandra, Craig, and Alyssa.  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 Lighthouse Nursing Care Center, 204 Proctor Ave, Revere, MA 02151. For guest book please visit

Marie McCarthy

A Woman Who Exemplified Love, Strength and Moral Dignity

Funeral Services and Interment in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden were held privately due to the ongoing COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic for Marie Barbara (Arsenault) McCarthy of Revere June 27, 1923 – April 28, 2020 who passed from this life on Tuesday, April 28 of natural causes.

Marie and her husband John shared a true love story, meeting at a dance pavilion on Revere Beach and married while he was on leave during World War II. They bought a home in Revere where they raised their family and generations after.

She was a young faithful widow, a mother, and an independent working woman ahead of her time. She enjoyed being a devoted Catholic, praying her rosary twice daily, she exemplified love, strength and moral dignity. Marie had many friends with whom she enjoyed traveling to sunny islands and bowling on Friday nights. A pillar of her community; she was involved in various groups such as Drum Corps., the Immaculate Conception Reveries and the Catholic Daughters. She was known by many from working at Cardell’s Pharmacy and later Osco Drug & Rite Aid, always available for a friendly chat, she was a compassionate listener. She enjoyed the simple things in life; a good book, a sweet dessert and a win from one of her Boston teams.

Marie is cherished greatly by her family who will remember her presence at countless graduations, weddings, holidays and family vacations. She leaves behind a miraculous lifetime of beautiful memories and inspiration with those who loved her most.

She was the beloved wife of the late John J. McCarthy, Jr.; devoted mother of John T. McCarthy and his late wife, Ruthann of Somersworth, NH, Janice M. Tagen and her husband, Harry of Rochester, NH and Beverly A. McCarthy and her late husband, John Sbrivva of Malden. She was the adored grandmother of seven grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren; dear sister of Evelyn Cassie and her husband, Gilbert of Arizona and the late Beatrice “Betty” Baptista, Theresa Mercier, Grace Benecchi and her late husband, Leo J. Benecchi, M.D., Alfred, Raymond and Lawrence Arsenault. Remembrances may be made me made to To send online condolences, please visit Funeral Arrangements entrusted to the care and direction of the Vertuccio & Smith, Home for Funerals.

Marie Moscufo

Loved and Valued Being Surrounded by Family

Funeral services were held privately due to the ongoing COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic for Maria Moscufo, 68, who died on Sunday, April 26 at the Brentwood Rehabilitation & Nursing Center in Danvers following a valiant battle with Ovarian Cancer.

Maria was born and raised in Boston’s North End until moving to Revere. She was educated in Boston Public Schools and had a 26-year career at New England Tel & Tel, currently Verizon, working in the mail room as a mail clerk. She was a very humble and simplistic woman, who loved and valued being surrounded by her family.

She was the devoted daughter of the late Arthur and Rose (Interrante) Moscufo, cherished sister of James Moscufo, Anne R. Giantonnio and her late husband, Anthony L., all of Revere and the late Arthur M. Moscufo. She is also lovingly survived by her sister-in-law Pamela Moscufo of Reading and several nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the American Cancer Society, 3 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701. To send online condolences, please visit Funeral Arrangements entrusted to the care and direction of the Vertuccio & Smith, Home for Funerals.

Rosario DiBella

Longtime Sears Employee

Rosario (Roy) DiBella, 75, passed away peacefully on April 28.

A resident of Portsmouth, NH and a former 42 year resident of Revere, Roy was born on Santa Catarina  Villamosa Sicily in 1944  and came to America in 1948. He attended Brighton High School for auto mechanics and was employed by Sears for many years.  

Roy was the son of Cologero and Salvatrice Mattaliano DiBella, loving brother to the late Concetta Connie Cammarano and her husband, Alberto, beloved husband to the late Emma Belmonte DiBella and loving husband to Janet Juliano DiBella for 43 years. He was the cherished father to Joseph and his wife, Charlene, Vincent and his wife, Kathleen,  Mary Hanson DiBella and her husband, Warren, John and his partner, Cheryl and Herb; beloved grandfather to Lauren, Kristen, Vanessa, Ashly, Katelyn, Brandon, Jessica, Alexa, Olivia and Brooke; great grandfather to Alyssa, Janessa and Adrian and uncle to Theresa Wilmot, Vincenzo and his wife, Gina and Sadie Smith and her husband, Jerry. He also leaves behind his many cousins, nieces, nephews, and friends.

A celebration of his life will be announced at a later date.

Darlene Attardo

A Selfless Mother Who Always Put Family First

Funeral Services were held privately due to the ongoing COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic for Darlene J. (Allen) Attardo, who died on Friday, May 1 at the Katzman Center for Living in Chelsea after becoming victim of Covid-19 Virus. She was 69 years old.

Darlene was born in Somerville and the family later moved to Revere where she was raised and attended Revere Public Schools. She married Frank “Franco” Attardo in 1968 and they remained in Revere where they raised their children. 

Darlene worked very hard to help support her family. She was a cashier for local gas stations and became manager in her later years. Her children were always paramount and it was her dedication to be the mother she was. Darlene worked double shifts to provide for her family and never complained, she was a selfless mother and always put her family first.

She was the devoted wife of 34 years to the late Frank “Franco” Attardo, loving and cherished mother of Denise M. Attardo of Revere, Frank A. Attardo and his wife, Angela of Manchester, NH and the late Sean Baird; adored grandmother of Damon A. Attardo and his fiancé, Alison Elfman and Kevin W. Attardo, all of Revere; cherished great grandmother of Payton Maya Attardo of Revere. She is also lovingly survived by nieces, nephews, grandnieces, grandnephews, friends and extended family. Remembrances may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 309 Waverly Oaks Rd., Waltham, MA 02452. To send online condolences, please visit Funeral Arrangements entrusted to the care and direction of the Vertuccio & Smith, Home for Funerals.

Paul Bard

He had a Beautiful Soul

Paul G. Bard, a longtime resident of Chelsea, passed on April 30 after a period of declining health. 

Born August 13, 1948 in Chelsea, Paul was a son of the late Thomas D. and Sylvia Perez Bard,  He grew up in the Chelsea area, attended local schools and graduated from Chelsea High School. Paul was proud to be a US Marine Veteran and kept those memories close to his heart. 

 Paul had a beautiful soul.  He brought smiles to all who loved him with his sharp wit and fun loving outlook on life.  He will be deeply missed.

He leaves behind to cherish his memory his devoted wife, Lisa.  He is survived by his loving son Paul J Bard (PJ) of Revere and his former spouse, Janis. In addition he leaves his sister Rhoda Burrows, Warrenton MO, brother, Thomas Bard, (MaryJo)  Boise, ID, sister Charlene Lombardi, Del Ray Beach, FL, brother,  Dennis Bard (Karen), and sister, Susie Alfieri (Tony) Old Lyme, CT.   He was predeceased by his sister, Robin Ann Bard.  Paul is survived by many nieces and nephews along with lifelong friends, Kenny and Rita Flynn.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff of the Covid Unit at MA General Hospital for the exceptional loving care and compassion shown to Paul during this difficult time.  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, please consider a donation to the Chelsea Soldiers Home, 91 Crest Ave, Chelsea, MA. For guest book please visit

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