Obituaries 05-27-2020

M. Mildred ‘Millie’ Porter

Talented seamstress who possessed grace, kindness and deep faith

Funeral Services and Interment will be held privately due to the current mandates regarding the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic for M. Mildred “Millie” (Surette) Porter who died on Saturday, May 23 at the New England Home for the Deaf following a brief illness with COVID-19. She was in her 97th year.

Mildred was born and raised in Wedgeport, Nova Scotia, Canada. She lost her sense of hearing at the young age of five due to meningitis.  She was educated in Nova Scotia and came to live in the U.S. in 1951. She met and married her husband, George J. Porter, Jr. in 1954. He was also afflicted with hearing loss.

The couple settled in Revere where they raised their son, George J. Porter, III. Mildred had a long career that spanned over 40 years for Filene’s Department Store in Downtown Boston Crossing, as a seamstress. She was also a late member of the Boston, Quincy and Revere Deaf Club.

 Her talent for sewing was boundless. There was not anything she couldn’t create, recreate or repair. Through the years, she made her granddaughter’s First Holy Communion Dress and many other creations. She also hemmed clothing for family, friends and neighbors.

Mildred was an avid reader of all books and eager to learn new things.  She also loved to knit and crochet and it allowed her to create clothing, scarfs, blankets and many other meaningful treasures.

In later years, she and her husband moved from their home in Revere to live at the New England Home for the Deaf in Danvers.  

She was known as fabulous cook and baker, her family recounts her legendary Apple Pie. She was a woman who possessed grace, kindness and a deep faith.

She was the wife of 59 years to the late George J. Porter, Jr., loving and proud mother of George J. Porter, III of Revere, cherished grandmother of Catherine A. Porter of Wakefield, Christopher M. Porter and his wife, Beth of Wakefield and Cory J. Porter and his companion, Corinne Sartoris of Woburn; adored great-grandmother of Isabel Rose and Jackson Edward and dear sister of two deceased brothers and eight deceased sisters.

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the New England Home for the Deaf, 154 Water St. Danvers, MA 01923. To send online condolences, please visit www.vertuccioandsmith.com. Funeral Arrangements entrusted to the care and direction of the Vertuccio & Smith, Home for Funerals.

Michael Marden, Jr.

A super Patriots fan

Funeral services and Interment will be held privately due to the ongoing COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic for Michael E. Marden, Jr., who died on Saturday, May 23 in the comfort and love of his family at home, after a long illness. He was 39 years old.

Michael was born in Malden and raised and educated in Revere. He attended Northeast Regional Vocational High School in Wakefield and Revere High School. Due to Michael’s health, he was disabled and could not work.

He had a deep passion for the New England Patriots and was enthralled with each game, play and victory. Like many of us, Michael was able to truly enjoy the past 20 years of football with his team dominating the game. His fascination demonstrated that he was a “Super Fan.” He also enjoyed watching the Boston Celtics as well, but not at the same level of excitement and devotion as the New England Patriots.

He loved being surrounded by his nieces and nephews and watching them grow up. He was a young man with a good heart and good sense of humor, he will always be loved and remembered.

The beloved son of Michael E. Marden, Sr. and his wife, Pamela (Theberge) Marden of Saugus, formerly of Revere, he was the cherished brother of Michelle L. Mazza of Lynn, Kerri A. Marden of Danvers and Paul E. Marden and his wife, Alicia of Saugus; adored uncle of Kylie Mazza and Cameron Mazza, both of Lynn, Stella Bulla, Sadi Grey Bulla, both of Danvers and Saylor Marden of Saugus. He is also lovingly survived by many loving aunts, uncles and cousins.

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Northeast Animal Shelter, 347 Highland Ave., Salem, MA 01970. 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.

Dorine Karas-Picardi

Will be remembered for her selfless love and devotion to family

Dorine C. (Marescalchi) Karas-Picardi, 72,  of Revere, peacefully passed away at home on May 22 surrounded by her loved ones.

Dorine was a beautiful person inside and out. She will always be remembered for her selfless love and devotion to her family.

She was the cherished daughter of the late Albert and Vincenza (Gozzo) Marescalchi, beloved wife of Paul U. Picardi, loving mother of Adam L. Karas and Tiffany C. Picardi-Flahive, adored grandmother of Ryker, Daxon, and Truly Picardi-Flahive and caring sister of Albert Marescalchi. Dorine will be greatly missed by her loving cousins, nieces, nephews, and godchildren.

A mass will be celebrated at Immaculate Conception Church in Revere on Saturday, May 30 at 10:30 a.m. Please arrive by 10:15 a.m. Masks are required to be worn at all times. Please follow social distancing and church guidelines.

At the family’s request and in lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Dorine’s memory to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital by visiting www.stjude.org.

Donald ‘Don’ Pasco

Longtime owner of Pasco Aluminum and well known piano player at Continental Restaurant in Saugus for over 30 years

Funeral Services and Interment in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett will be held privately due to the ongoing COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic for Donald A. “Don” Pasco who passed away peacefully on Thursday, May 21 as God granted his final wish of being home surrounded by his family. He was 91 years old.

Born and raised in Boston, he was the son of the late Nicholas and Margaret (Gamaldo) Pasco. He attended Boston English High School and immediately enlisted in the United States Army. A proud member of a military family, Don and his three brothers each enlisted into separate branches of the United States Armed Forces, all of them serving faithfully and honorably. It was in the Army where Donald made many lifelong friends. He thoroughly enjoyed serving his time and defending the country that he loved.

He took up boxing while he was in the Army and it was there that he realized his potential in many aspects of his life, especially as a talented musician. After multiple re-enlistments, he was honorably discharged in 1951 and returned home to East Boston.

He began working in the business of aluminum siding and specialized in windows and doors. He would eventually own and operate his own business named Pasco Aluminum for many years.

His love for music led him to become a popular piano player in various venues throughout the North Shore area and later in Central Massachusetts. He played for over 70 years, from the Frolics on Revere Beach, to the Driftwood and the Pony Lounge in East Boston. His resume included a 30-year stint at the Continental Restaurant in Saugus and Angelica’s in Middleton, among others. After marrying Yvonne M. Goulart, the couple resided in Dorchester with their youngest son for several years before moving to Revere and eventually to Brookfield where they made their new home about nine years ago. As a result, Don would continue to share his musical talent in Central Massachusetts. He continued throughout his 80’s playing in several senior centers and even until recently, he and his wife, Yvonne, performed at Brookhaven Assisted Care in West Brookfield, Massachusetts.

Don was a dedicated family man and his personality drew everyone to him immediately. He and his family were avid theatre goers and as a result made many honored friendships over the years. He will be greatly missed by all who had the pleasure of meeting him or anyone who had the joy of listening to his gift of music that he shared with so many throughout his life.

The beloved husband of 29 years to Yvonne M. Goulart of Brookfield, he was the devoted father of Melinda S. “Mindy” Curry and her fiancé, Timothy Amentola of Everett, Michelle L. “Shelly” Pasco and her companion, Matt LeGallo of Revere, Nicole L. Pasco and her husband, Fouad Chebani of Revere, Anthony D. Pasco and his wife, Nicole Tedesco-Pasco of Taunton and  Nathaniel “Nathan” D. Goulart-Pasco of Brookfield; cherished grandfather of Linda Brown and her husband, Joshua, Mario N. Pasco, Yassmina Kalila, Sophia Pasco, Roman Pasco and Dominic and Camron Shaw. He is also lovingly survived by Roberta L. Racki of Chelsea, Brian R. Racki and his wife, Athanasia of Lynn, Ottavia Racki of Chelsea and her children and Stephanie Murphy of Salem, NH and her daughter. He was the dear brother of Edward Pasco and his wife, Candy of Woburn and the late Jeanette Venuti, Richard “Dick” Pasco, Elizabeth “Betty” Oliva, Leonard “Lenny” Pasco and Maryann Dello Russo. Don is also fondly remembered by many nieces, nephews, grandnieces, grandnephews, extended family and friends. To send online condolences, please visit www.vertuccioandsmith.com. Funeral Arrangements entrusted to the care and direction of the Vertuccio & Smith, Home for Funerals.

Gesilda Iacoviello

Of Revere

Gesilda Iacoviello of Revere died on May 19.

The beloved wife of the late Nicholas, she was the devoted mother of Rocco Iacoviello and his wife, Maria of Texas, Angelo and his wife, Shawna of Wakefield and the late Frank Iacoviello. She is also survived by her loving grandsons: Matthew, Jake, Thomas and Daniel and his wife, Ashley, and Nicholas and his wife, Tanya. She is also survived by four beautiful great grandchildren Adriana (9), Vivian (6), Skylar (6) and Dominic (3).

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 in Gesilda’s name to Alzheimer’s Foundation of America – www.alzfdn.org. For guest book please visit www.Buonfiglio.com.

Joseph DiCarlo

Retired Revere firefighter and avid horseman

Joseph W. “Joe” DiCarlo passed away Sunday, May 17 after a long illness in the comfort of his home surrounded by family. He was born in Malden on July 15, 1936, the son of the late Peter and Lillian (Phillips) DiCarlo.

Joe graduated from Immaculate Conception High School in Revere. After graduation, he enlisted in the United States Army where he was a proud member of the 82 nd  Airborne.  After serving in the Army, Joe returned to Revere where he worked in the family’s hospitality business for many years while also serving as a Revere Fire Fighter until his retirement in the late 70’s. Joe was an avid horseman – he enjoyed racing and owning horses.  In the winter months, Joe could be found on a ski slope. In his retirement years, Joe took great pride in his yard work and spending time with his family.

Joe is survived by his wife, Ann Marie (Weitz), his three daughters:  Lillian Guido and her husband, James, Nanci Campbell and her partner, Mike Vega, and Christine Devlin and her husband, Peter.  He was a loving grandfather to James Guido, Nanci Pappas and her husband, Sean, Kaci Martinez and her husband, Adrian, Shae Campbell, Jordan and Jack Devlin and a loving great-grandfather to Bradley, Joshua and Matthew Pappas.  He is also survived by his sister, Alice Cataldo and brothers William and Peter DiCarlo as well as by many nieces and nephews. Joe was predeceased by his younger brother, Michael.

Services will be private. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to St. Jude Hospital for Children, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, 38105. For guestbook please visit  Bostoncremation.org.

Robert J. McEvoy

Retired stagehand, member of the I.A.T.S.E., former racehorse owner and trainer

Robert J.  McEvoy of Chelsea, formerly of Revere, passed away peacefully on May 25, at the age of 67 after a long illness.

Robert was a Vietnam veteran, a member of the DAV, and a proud former member of the U.S. Air Force, working on the crash and burn rescue squad.

He was a retired stagehand and  a member of the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (I.A.T.S.E.), Local 11. Robert had a love for racehorses and visited many racetracks around the country. For a brief time, he owned and trained horses at Suffolk Downs. Robert spent his last year living at the Chelsea Soldiers Home where he received wonderful care and the love and respect from their excellent nursing staff.

He was the husband of the late Darlene (Fiorillo) McEvoy and the devoted father of Joseph McEvoy and his wife, Tenley McEvoy of Chelsea, and the late Jill McEvoy of Revere; the loving son of the late Joseph and Rita McEvoy of Malden, the dear brother of Karen McEvoy of Malden, and Susan McEvoy and her partner, Neal Proman of Gilford, NH and the late Richard McEvoy of Revere. He is also survived by many dear family members and friends.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Patient Activities Fund at Chelsea Soldiers Home, 91 Crest Ave., Chelsea, MA 02150.  For guest book please visit  www.buonfiglio.com.

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