Longtime Raytheon Electrical Engineer
Joseph Doucette, 62, of Revere died on May 6.
Joe worked many years as an electrical engineer at Raytheon. In his free time, he enjoyed fishing, woodworking, traveling and being around family and friends.
He was the beloved son of the late Alfred and Rose (Dana) Doucette, devoted husband of Cheryl Ann (Dominik), loving stepfather of Shawn Dominik of Franklin, dear brother of Alfred and his companion, Sandra, John and his wife, Maryanne and Dorothy (Doucette) Mazzullo and her husband, Jim. He is also survived by his loving nieces and nephew, Linda Mrockowski, Anne Marie Mathews and her children, Summer and Macey and Jimmy Mazzulla and his fiancé, Paulina.
In accordance with the CDC’s restrictions on social gatherings due to Covid -19 all services will be private. A celebration of life will be announced for a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Joseph’s memory to the First Congregational Food Pantry 230 Beach St, Revere, and MA 02151. Family and friends are encouraged to leave a message or share a memory in the online guestbook at www.Buonfiglio.com.
Longtime Member of Joseph Leon Mottolo VFW Post, Ladies Auxiliary
Rita (Coscia) McEvoy of Malden, formerly of Revere, died on May 6 at the age of 92.
Rita was a long-time member of the Joseph Leon Mottolo VFW Post, Ladies Auxilary and enjoyed lifelong friendships with many of the women from the Mottola Post. She cherished her friends, most of whom have passed, and will be remembered by all, especially the Coscia’s “downstairs,” the Egitto and Orlandella family and Mary Martin of Revere, her oldest friend of over 85 years.
She was the beloved wife of the late Joseph McEvoy, cherished mother of Robert McEvoy of Chelsea, Karen McEvoy of Malden, Susan McEvoy and her partner, Neal Proman of Gilford, NH and the late Richard McEvoy of Revere; loving grandmother to Joseph McEvoy and his wife, Tenley McEvoy of Chelsea, and the late Jill McEvoy; dearest sister-in-law to Josephine Coscia of Lexington; beloved sister of the late Louise Coscia, Mary Coscia, Jenny Coscia, Amico Coscia, Nellie Orlandella, Nunzio Coscia and Anthony Coscia. She is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.
In accordance with the CDC’s restrictions on social gatherings due to Covid-19 all services will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Patient Activities Fund at Chelsea Soldiers Home, 91 Crest Ave, Chelsea, MA 02151 Interment will be in Holy Cross Cemetery. Family and friends are encouraged to leave a message or share a memory in the online guestbook at www.Buonfiglio.com.
Revere School Department Retiree
Private Funeral Services and private interment at Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett were held for Rosemarie J. (Coroniti) Smaldone, 88, who passed on Friday, May 8 at Eastpointe Nursing Care Center of Chelsea following a long illness and complications resulting from the coronavirus.
Mrs. Smaldone was born and raised in East Boston, attended East Boston schools and was a 1949 graduate of East Boston High School. She came to live in Revere in 1967. Her working career was centered upon the Revere School System, where she served as a cafeteria worker for over 20 years. However, first and foremost, her role as a mother, wife, grandmother, daughter and sister was number one in her life fulfilling obligations and joys.
She and her late husband, Arthur H. Smaldone, Sr., who passed on December 8, 2013, enjoyed over 60 years together traveling and being active in the lives of their children and grandchildren. In their travels, they made several trips to Italy, England, Hawaii, Nashville and Branson, Missouri.
She was an ardent fan of country music.
Her children are most grateful in prayer for their parents 20 years as “snowbirds,” spending their time in Hallandale Beach, Florida and their summers between their home in Revere and time at Lake Winnisquam.
Rosemarie also was a longtime member at the Ladies’ Auxiliary, Sons of Italy Lodge in East Boston, formerly based out of Trenton St., East Boston. The East Boston Lodge was known for its holiday dance celebrations, picnics and bowling leagues, especially in the 1950’s through 1978.
She was the cherished mother of Arthur H. Smaldone, Jr. and his wife, Carol Ann and Barbara A. Mauro and her husband, John T. ,all of Revere and Denise P. Dotolo and her husband, Steven A. of West Peabody. She was the devoted grandmother to Lauren R. Smaldone and her wife, Courtney Smaldone, Carla A. DiPesa and her husband, Christopher, all of Revere, John A. Mauro and his fiancée, Alyce Barry of Austin, Texas, Victoria R. Mauro of Natick, Nikolas S. Dotolo of Nashville, TN and Gabrielle E. Dotolo of West Peabody. She is also lovingly survived by two great-grandchildren, Jax Arthur DiPesa and Olivia Jean DiPesa. She was the dear sister of the late Frances H. Procacini and Angela Coroniti and sister-in-law of Lorraine Denaro of Rowley, Loretta Bruno of Malden and the late Mary Carlough. Many faithful nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews also survive her.
Please consult social media and our funeral Home website at www.vertuccioandsmith.com for details referring to a Life Celebration/Memorial Funeral Mass to be held in the near future.
In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to either of two charities: St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Pl., Memphis, TN. 38105-9959 or the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research, P.O. Box 5014, Hagerstown, Maryland 21741-5014.
To send online condolences, please visit www.vertuccioandsmith.com. Funeral Arrangements are entrusted to the care and direction of the Vertuccio & Smith, Home for Funerals.
Anna Maria Hilburn
Longtime Employee of Bianco Sausage Company
Anna Maria (Caporale) Hilburn of Revere died on May 5.
A longtime employee of Bianco Sausage Company, she was the beloved daughter of the late Antonio and Antonetta (Pennacchio), devoted Life Partner of the late Pasquale Carpinito, dear sister of Evelyn Caporale of Middleton, Angelo Caporale and his wife, Margaret of Revere, Nicholas Caporale and his wife, Janice of Peabody, cherished aunt of Anthony, Joseph and Alexandra, great aunt of Nolan, Reece, Gabriella and Penelope. She is also survived by many loving cousins.
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 to the First Congregational Food Pantry 230 Beach St, Revere, MA 02151. Interment in Woodlawn Cemetery. To leave a message or to share a memory please visit www.Buonfiglio.com.
Graduate of RHS 1965
Patricia A. (Cantalupo) Gaeta of Revere died on May 10.
Patty was a graduate of RHS class of 1965, she worked many years as a constable and operated her own hair salon.
The beloved daughter of the late Alfred and Laura (Capodilupo) Cantalupo, she was the devoted mother of Paul Gaeta of Revere, cherished grandmother of Paul Gaeta Jr and his mother, Michelle Hines, loving step sister of Maryann Murphy and her husband, Donald of Waltham and dearest cousin of Carol Meriano and her husband, Anthony of Revere, Stephen Capodilupo of the North End and the late Louis “ Fudgy” Capodilupo Jr.
In accordance with the CDC’s current restrictions on social gatherings due to Covid-19 all services will be private. In lieu of donations may be made to St Jude Children’s Research Hospital 501 St Jude Place Memphis TN 38105. Interment Woodlawn Cemetery. Family and friends are encouraged to leave a message or share a memory in the online guestbook at www.Buonfiglio.com
Worked in Family Business for Over 20 years ‘Revere Sporting Goods’ on Broadway
Margaret M. “Peggy” (Sweeney) Battista, 79, passed away most unexpectedly on Sunday, May 3.
“Peggy” was born and raised in Charlestown and came to live in Revere in 1963 when she married. She was a graduate of Boston State College, Class of 1962.
“Peggy” worked alongside her husband “Jay” in the family business, Revere Sporting Goods, Broadway, Revere for over 20 years until 1993.
“Jay” and “Peggy” were winter residents of Naples, FL and both were members of the Royal Wood Golf & Country Club of Naples and locally were members of the Bellevue Country Club in Melrose.
The beloved wife of 57 years to Gerald A. “Jay” Battista, she was the cherished mother of Annmarie DePietro and her husband, Alfred of No. Andover, Carolyn Thorng and her husband, Eric of Pleasanton, CA, Andrea Oriola and her husband, Paul of Winthrop and Gerald A. Battista and his wife, Monique of Lynnfield; adored grandmother of Cassandra, Nicholas, Gabriella, Liam and Madison; dear sister to Ann Marie Sweeney of Scituate, James Sweeney and his wife, Christina of Bethesda, MD, Stephen “Steve” Sweeney of Quincy and the late Carol Lefebvre. She is also lovingly survived by her brother-in-lawl Edgar Lefebvre of Plymouth and by many faithful nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews. She was the dear sister-in-law to Carol A. Pedi of Plymouth and her late husband, Paul S. Pedi, treasured sister-in-law to the late Patricia E. Bolton, faithful daughter to the late James and Margaret (Donovan) Sweeney and special daughter-in-law to the late Anthony J. and Anna M. (Longo) Battista.
Services and interment will be held privately in accordance with the regulations and mandates prescribed by the Comm. of MA & the Boston Archdiocese regarding the ongoing COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic. An announcement will be published on social media and our website later stating time, date and place of a Life Celebration/Memorial Funeral Mass. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the American Heart Assoc. / American Stroke Assoc., Founders Affiliate, P.O. Box 417005, Boston, MA 02241-7005. To send online condolences, please visit www.vertuccioandsmith.com.
Funeral Arrangements entrusted to the care and direction of the Vertuccio & Smith, Home for Funerals.
Former Verizon Mail Clerk
Funeral services were held privately due to the ongoing COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic for Maria Moscufo, who died on Sunday, April 26 at the Brentwood Rehabilitation & Nursing Center in Danvers, following a valiant battle with Ovarian Cancer. She was 68 years old.
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 & simplistic woman, who loved and valued being surrounded by her family.
The devoted daughter of the late Arthur and Rose (Interrante) Moscufo, she was the cherished sister of James Moscufo and his late wife, Mary E., Anne R. Giantonio 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, 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 www.vertuccioandsmith.com. Funeral arrangements entrusted to the care and direction of the Vertuccio & Smith, Home for Funerals.
Stop & Shop Retiree
Mary L. (Lanzo) Christopher passed away on May 7, just18 days shy of her 88th birthday.
Mary retired from Stop & Shop Stores, Inc. after 30 years of service.
The beloved wife of 65 years to the late Bernard Christopher, Sr., she was the cherished mother of Karen Lavorati of Peabody, Christina M. “Tina” McKenna and her husband, Eugene G. ”Gene” McKenna of Revere, Bernard Christopher, Jr. and his wife, Donna Bateman of Moultonboro, NH and Thomas P. Christopher and his wife, Maribeth of Georgetown; adored grandmother to Traci DeMarco and her husband, Christopher and Fred Lavorati, all of Peabody, Kelli Carreiro and her husband, William “Billy” of Stoughton, Colleen Farias and her husband, Jay of Hampton Falls, NH, Bernard J. Christopher and his wife, Cassie of West Roxbury, Ryan Christopher and Molly Christopher, both of Georgetown. She is also lovingly survived by her 10 great-grandchildren: Christopher, Erich, Rylie, Christopher, Bethany, Braydon, Miles, Bennett, Finley and Ashton. She was the dear sister of the late Helen Hurley and devoted sister-in-law to Lawrence J. “Lonnie” Christopher and his wife, Jean L. Christopher, RN of Revere and the late Eileen Davis, Rita Moore, Ruth Francis, Evelyn Theodore, Henry Anderson, Christine Testa, Thomas F. Christopher, Jr. & John Christopher. Many faithful nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews also survive Mary.
Funeral Services and interment will be held privately in accordance with the regulations & mandates issued by the Comm. of MA and the Boston Archdiocese regarding the ongoing COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Pl., Memphis, TN 38105-9959. To send online condolences, please visit www.vertuccioandsmith.com. Funeral Arrangements entrusted to the care and direction of the Vertuccio & Smith, Home for Funerals.
Family Man and Boston Herald Retiree
Gerald A. Sher of Norwood passed away on May 8 at Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital after a month-long, valiant fight with Covid-19 with his loving family by his side. He was 71 years old.
Gerry was born in Winthrop on November 1, 1948. He grew up in Revere and earned a Bachelor’s Degree from Salem State College and an MBA from Suffolk University. Gerry worked at the offices of the Boston Herald for over 30 years.
His passions were woodworking, making furniture for his family, photography and traveling, especially his cross-country trips on his Harley with his beloved wife, Susan.
Anyone who met him, loved him instantly and he made an impact on this world like no one else quite could. Above all else, Gerry was a family man, happiest surrounded by his children and adoring grandchildren. “G,” as they called him, could often be found attending many sporting events and Irish dance competitions.
Gerry was the dear and devoted husband of 47 years of Susan (Ramey). Their 47 years of wedded bliss brought them their loving children, Aimee (Sher) and William Monteith of Walpole, Alison Sher and Joseph McDonagh of Braintree, Katie Sher of Norwood, Matthew and Teresa Sher of Fort Worth, TX, as well as his loving grandchildren who called him “G,” Jack, Maeve, Michael, Savannah, Isla, Eamon and Alana. He was the dear brother of Robert and Rhonda Sher of Murrieta, CA and brother-in-law of Ellen Correia of Wrentham.. He is also survived by his nephew and many nieces and cousins. Gerry was predeceased by his parents, Hyman and Gertrude Sher, his mother and father-in-law, Julia and Edgar Ramey Sr, his brothers-in-law, Edgar Ramey, Jr. and Lionel Correia.
Contributions in memory of Gerry Sher can be made online via bidmc.org/give or by check made payable to “Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center” with “Gerry Sher/Covid-19 Vaccine Research” on the memo line. Donations can be mailed to: Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Office of Development, 330 Brookline Ave (OV), Boston, MA 02215.
A celebration of Gerry’s life will be held over the summer at St. Mary’s Church, East Walpole, MA. Guestbook available at www.KfouryFuneral.com.
Catholic Woman of Grace and Charity
Family and friends are invited to attend a Memorial Mass to be announced at a later date at St. Anthony of Padua Church, Revere for Dorothy N. (Algeni) Pelosi, 96, who passed following a brief illness on March 29 at the Lighthouse Nursing Center of Revere.
Born, raised and schooled here in Revere, she remained here until her passing. She was a graduate of Revere High School, Class of 1941.
A woman of many talents, she was a gifted home decorator, maintaining her beautiful home on Proctor Ave. until failing health made the decision for her and her caring family to enter assisted living. During her lifetime, the family remember her for her exquisite taste in couture clothing and accessories.
Although Dorothy and her late husband, Cosmo A. Pelosi, who passed on August 15, 1997, were childless, their young nieces, nephews and cousins, became their surrogate families. They were passionate and loving for the success of their surrogate families accomplished with generosity and hands on care. “Auntie Dot” will long be remembered for her genuine sense of “quiet dignity” and certainly is recorded as a “Catholic Woman of Grace & Charity.”
She was the beloved daughter of the late Ella (Longo) and Ralph Algeni; the dear sister of the late Ralph J. Algeni, Jr. and his late wife, Jenny, the late Donald P. and his late wife, Patricia and Richard C. and his wife, Beverly of Keene, NH. She is also survived by her faithful caregivers, Gerald A. “Jay” Battista and his late wife, Margaret M. “Peggy” of Revere and Elaina O’Neil and her husband, William J. O’Neil of Revere. Many other nieces, nephews and cousins also survive Dorothy.
Because of the continuing regulations & mandates, imposed by the Comm. of Mass. & the Boston Archdiocese in regard to the continued pandemic, scheduling memorial & funeral masses, is not available to us. We expect that ASAP, as the Archdiocese is comfortable returning to “normal” procedure, we will be notified. Please consult social media & our website, www.vertuccioandsmith.com. To send online condolences, please visit www.vertuccioandsmith.com.