Obituaries 11-11-2020

Lisa Flury

Twenty-Five Year Employee of British Airways

Family and friends are invited to attend Visiting Hours today, Wednesday, November 11 from 5 to 7 p.m. in the Vertuccio & Smith, Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Rt.1017) Revere for Lisa M. (Mollenauer) Flury who died suddenly on Thursday, November 5 at the CHA – Everett Hospital after a long illness with Leukemia. She was 49 years old.

A Funeral Service will follow in the funeral home at 7:15 p.m. Due to the ongoing Covid-19 Pandemic, we will be following the strict rules, guidelines and mandates from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, The CDC and the City of Revere. All visitors must wear a face covering, temperature check, social distances and 25 people maximum. These regulations will be strictly enforced.

Lisa was a native of Pittsburgh, PA, was raised and educated in Pittsburgh and moved to Boston in 2000. She was employed as a Customer Service Representative.

Lisa met Brian T. Flury during her time in the Boston area. The couple was married and had two children together. They remained in Revere raising their family. Sadly, approximately five years ago, Lisa was diagnosed with Leukemia. This caused her to stop working due to her declining health, but it did not stop the fight she had in her. As a strong woman and a wonderful mother, she fought every day to have one more day with her husband and children. She lost her courageous and valiant battle, but never lost her will to love and demonstrate her will to live.

The beloved daughter of Thomas E. Mollenauer, Sr. and Paulette K. (Pawling) Mollenauer of West Hickory, PA, she was the devoted wife of Brian T. Flury of Revere, loving and cherished mother of Carsen R. Flury of Londonderry, NH, Sara R. Flury and Chloe R. Flury, both of Revere and grandmother of Ty Cameron Cory; dear sister of Thomas E. Mollenauer, Jr. and his wife, Kim of Ashaland, OH. She is also survived by many loving and caring friends and extended family.

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, 70 Walnut St #301, Wellesley, MA 02481.

To send online condolences, please visit www.vertuccioandsmith.com        

Funeral Arrangements entrusted to the care and direction of the Vertuccio & Smith, Home for Funerals.

Dr. Robert Paul Forte

He Leaves a Legacy of a Life Well-Lived

Dr. Robert Paul Forte, 88, of Ridgewood, New Jersey died peacefully on October 28, 2020, while surrounded by family in Atlanta, Georgia. 

Robert Paul Forte was born in Revere on February14, 1932 to Achille Forte and Julia Frangipane Forte. The oldest of three boys, Bobby started working at the local drugstore when he was 11, played the trumpet, excelled at shortstop, and was a top student at Revere High School. He graduated from the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy before becoming one of 36 dental graduates in the inaugural class of the Seton Hall College of Medicine and Dentistry in 1960 (now Rutgers School of Dental Medicine).

In 1962, the now Dr. Forte began what would be a thriving 55 year dental practice in Ridgewood, New Jersey. Well-respected by his colleagues, he was a member of the New York Academy of Dentistry, the Fellowship of the International College of Dentists, and served as President of the Bergen County Dental Association and as Editor of the Journal of the New Jersey Dental Association. In the office by 7 a.m., he treated generations of families and loved his patients: they were often a captive audience for his stories about golf, skiing, his travels to Italy, and later, his Vermont garden, or the recent adventures of his beloved grandchildren. 

Early in his dental career, Dr. Forte began investing in real estate. He was self-taught, self-directed, and focused — abilities that he used in every aspect of his life — and over the years, his sideline turned into a substantial portfolio of almost a dozen residential, commercial and professional buildings in Northern New Jersey and Atlanta. 

A competitive golfer who won many tournaments, Bob was a devoted student of the game. He was a member of the Hackensack Golf Club for over 40 years. Always an active participant, he ran many tournaments, was Chairman of the Golf Committee, Co-chairman of the Rules and Ethics Committee, and a member of the Board of Trustees. He was a past president and a member emeritus of the New Jersey Seniors Golf Association, as well as a member of the Course Rating Committee of the Metropolitan Golf Association. In 2019, the Hackensack Golf Club renamed a Senior Member-Guest tournament in his honor. He loved to play courses all over the country, and his grandchildren often joked that no matter where you drove with Grampy, he could find a golf course he played and an Italian restaurant within five miles. Bob relished his annual summer golf outings in Vermont with his close friends, and his many trips to Ireland and Scotland. 

Like golf, Bob took up skiing in his mid thirties. He and his family skied all over New England until choosing Wilmington, Vermont as the place for a second home. They spent many winter weekends at the “A” frame, skiing with other families and friends at Mt. Snow and Haystack, and he took annual trips out West and to Europe. In 1985, Bob, now a young grandfather, built a house on Top of Hill Road in Wilmington and began to spend weekends there year round. 

In his early 60’s, he decided to start a “little” garden on the side of the hill where a swing set used to be. What began as a small collection of flowering plants, and a modest goal to be included on the Wilmington Garden Tour, became what has now been called the fourth largest perennial garden in Vermont and a permanent spot on the Wilmington Garden Tour. Completely self designed, he was honored when his garden was included in the prestigious national Garden Conservancy Open Days event in 2012. He described it in the tour catalog as “The North Forte is filled with classic perennials and shrubs, native Vermont bluestone walls, and striking architectural elements. Stroll the paths along the two waterfalls and koi ponds and continue over the garden bridge while viewing the Knot Garden. Continue through the garden gate to the roses and hydrangeas to the pergola and the Sculpture Garden”. His newest addition was the design and installation of a garden railroad, complete with lights and intricate replicas of local Wilmington landmarks along the tracks. Bob opened his home and garden annually to host fundraisers for local charities, including this past July, which raised funds for CoVid relief in the Wilmington community. 

Proud of his Italian heritage, he traveled to Italy more than 20 times, once on his own with four of his grandchildren, and the last time in 2013 with his four adult children. He was close to his children, a generous and attentive father, and he loved his daughter-in-law Kathy as if she were one of his own.  Bob and his younger brother, Bill were devoted to each other. Born just a year apart, they were loyal and loving brothers, inseparable for more than 87 years. 

There was nothing that gave Bob more joy than his favorite role as Grampy, The Gramps, or The Old Gramps.  He was thrilled to become a great-grandfather and joked that he had thought nothing could be better than grandchildren until he had great-grandchildren. Grampy called each of his nine grandchildren often, never missed a birthday or a chance to support them in their myriad pursuits. He was their biggest fan and they knew he loved them unconditionally. 

Generous in thought and deed, Bob was truly a self made man. He leaves a legacy of a life well-lived and a profound love for his family and friends. 

Robert Forte was preceded in death in January by his wife, Mary; his parents; his brother, Richard; and his Aunt Mary Lanzo. He is survived by: his daughter Jeanne Marie; his sons Robert Paul, John Michael and wife Kathy, and David Christopher; his brother Bill and wife Peg; his grandchildren Diana, Caitlin, Charlie, Vanessa, Mircea, Jake, Ben,     Sophie, and Will; his great-grandchildren Teddie, Ramona, George,    and Margaux; his step-daughters Kara Sweet Klose and husband Jim, Kim Sweet Bonney and husband Scott, and Allison Sweet Posternock and husband Dan; his step-grandchildren Cory, Ian, Sawyer, Josh, and Mia. He is also survived by his business partner and first wife Diana Rossetti, nieces Mary and Julie, nephews Billy and Edward, several cousins and many friends. 

A Virtual Service will be held on Saturday, November 21 at 11 a.m. To attend, please register for the service by Friday, November 20 by logging on to: https://tinyurl.com/ForteMemorial. 

Memorial contributions may be made to The Rotary Club of the Deerfield Valley, Post Office Box 542, West Dover, Vermont 05356.

Leo Corey, DDS

Passed After an Intense Battle with ALS

Leo P. Corey, D.D.S., 70, formerly of Revere, passed away in Saugus on October 30 following an intense battle with ALS.

“Dr. Leo” was an alumnus of Immaculate Conception Grammar and High School, Class of 1968 and a 1972 magna cum laude graduate of St. Michael’s College of Vermont and Georgetown University School of Dentistry -1976. His associations were at Children’s National Hospital of Washington, DC, Lakeville Regional Hospital, Lakeville, MA and Franciscan Children’s Hospital of Brighton. He was a member of Revere Knights of Columbus #1979.

The beloved husband and best friend to Debra J. (Mahoney) Corey, he was a devoted and doting father to Erin E. Cory-Byrne and her husband, Eric M. Byrne of Georgetown and Gavin F. Corey and his girlfriend, Monica Daly of Reading; cherished grandfather to Shay C. and Sayer L. Byrne; dear brother of Regina L. Clark and her husband, John H. of Juniper, FL. He is also lovingly survived by several nieces, nephews and many cousins.

Always and truly passionate regarding the safety and protection of others especially at this pandemic time, a private Funeral Mass was celebrated for “Dr. Leo” in the Immaculate Conception Church of Revere (the parish of his youth and career). Visiting Hours were respectfully omitted and entombment at the Woodlawn Columbarium of Everett will be held privately.

The family is most appreciative and deeply grateful of the many spontaneous acts of sympathy and remembrance rendered “Dr. Leo” and his family. However, they would be most grateful for gifts in his memory to Compassionate Care for ALS, 744 West Falmouth Highway, Falmouth, MA 02540.  To send online condolences, please visit www.vertuccioandsmith.com  

Funeral Arrangements entrusted to the care and direction of the Vertuccio & Smith, Home for Funerals, Revere.

Armand L. Couture, Jr.

Will Be Fondly Remembered for His Incredible Work Ethic and Charismatic Nature

Long time Saugus resident Armand Couture entered into eternal rest on November 4 after a courageous battle with cancer. 

Born in Revere, the son of the late Armand L. Couture, Sr. and Evelyn G. (Elliott), Armand attended Revere Public Schools and graduated from Revere High School, Class of 1964.  After high school, he attended King’s/Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia.  Upon returning home, Armand worked at his family’s business, Alco Food Products in Saugus.  He worked there until he embarked on a career at the US Postal Service as a clerk and acting supervisor.  Armand retired in January of 2013 from the Chelsea IMC as a long time manual distribution clerk. 

Armand enjoyed his retirement by always keeping busy.  He was an avid runner and ran the Boston Marathon 7 times.  His proudest run was his time of 3 hours 23 minutes.  Armand will always be remembered for distributing care packages of snacks and food to family and friends.  He had a passion for collecting bottles and cans and donating his profits to St. John’s Episcopal Church in Saugus, where they in turn, donated to My Brother’s Table.  This year alone Armand collected $738.60 by turning in cans; something he was very proud of!  Armand was a faithful and compassionate man, he was a longtime active member of St. John’s Episcopal Church.  He will be greatly missed and fondly remembered by his incredible work ethic and charismatic nature. 

Armand was the beloved husband of 48 years to Elizabeth “Betty” A. (Slate) Couture; devoted father of Armand L. Couture III and his wife, Kelly, Andrea L. Couture and her husband Dana Clark, Julie A. Couture and her wife Briana; dear brother of Linda M. Shea and her husband Paul, Mark E. Couture and his wife Mahnaz, and the late Elizabeth G. Hampton. Armand is also lovingly survived by his grandchildren, Ethan, Ashley, Jacob and Kelly’s daughters, Hallie and Jessica. 

Private Funeral Services were conducted at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Saugus on Tuesday, November 10.  Interment was private.  We encourage family and friends to visit www.carafafuneralhome.com to offer condolences at this time by means of the online guest book or to send a personalized sympathy card.  Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Carafa Family Funeral Home in Chelsea. 

Donations in Armand’s memory may be made to the St. John’s Church Lighting Fund, 8 Prospect St., Saugus, MA 01906.

John Mellone

Longtime Auto Salesman

John S. Mellone, 39, of Somerville and Revere, died on November 2.

John worked in auto sales for many years, and in his youth he was an avid hockey player.

The devoted father of Siena Mellone, he was the beloved son of Adriana Bedry of Revere and Giovanni Mellone of Italy. John is also survived by many aunts, uncles and cousins.

A Funeral Mass was celebrated in St. Anthony’s Church, Revere on Monday, November 9.  Interment was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett.  Arrangements were under the direction of the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons ~ Bruno Funeral Home, 128 Revere Street, Revere. For guestbook, please visit www.buonfiglio.com.

Luigi Buttiri

Of Revere

Luigi Buttiri of Revere passed away with his loving wife by his side on November 3 at the age of 85. 

Born in Rovingno, Italy on November 21, 1934 to the late Angelo and Francesca Buttiri, he was the beloved husband of 60 years to Adelina (Raduazzo); devoted father of Angelo Buttiri and his wife, Lina of Wakefield, Joseph “Joe” Buttiri and his wife, Kim of Groveland and Lori Curley and her husband, John of Peabody; cherished grandfather of Caitlyn and Cameron Curley of Peabody, Michael and Sophia Buttiri of Wakefield and Joseph and Joshua Buttiri of Groveland and the dear brother of Tullia Marino and her late husband, Aniello of Italy.  He is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews in Italy. 

A Funeral Mass was celebrated at St. Anthony’s Church, Revere and Entombment was at Holy Cross Mausoleum.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Luigi’s name to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude PL, Memphis, TN 38105-9959 or at stjude.org.  For guest book please visit www.buonfiglio.com.

Susan Moschella

NE Tel & Tel Retiree

Susan (Shamlian) Moschella of Naples, FL, formerly of Gloucester, left her loving family unexpectedly on Saturday, November 7 at the age of 86.

Susan had a long dedicated career with The New England Telephone Company in Boston for over 40 years and she also worked tirelessly with her husband, Rico, managing their flooring contracting company, Crystal Floorcraft, in Wakefield, MA. In her early years, Susan loved to paint and was a very capable water colorist. Susan and Rico loved to travel to Europe and, when home, enjoyed their walks along the beaches in both Naples, FL and Gloucester

The daughter of the late Varsen (Minassian) Shamlian and the late Frank Shamlian of Lynn, she is survived by her loving husband of 57 years, Americo (Rico) Moschella, formerly of Revere, and her sister, Elizabeth (Shamlian) Baglione of Hull. Susan is also survived by her sister-in-law, Theresa Moschella. She was the sister in law of the late Anthony (Red) Moschella of Everett, Peter and Louise Salvetti of Revere, Domonic Franzosa, and the late Susan (Moschella) Franzosa. She also leaves many loving cousins, nieces, nephews and friends, both in the United States and Brazil.

At the request of the family, services will be private. In lieu of flowers, kindly make donations in Susan’s name to the Armenian Nursing and Rehab Center, Inc., 431 Pond Street, Jamaica Plain MA 02130, where her mother spent her last days and her sister currently resides.

Concetta Zingariello

Of Revere, formerly of Italy

Concetta (DeSimone) Zingariello, 77, of Revere passed away November 4.

Born in Montella Italy on January 29, 1943 to the late Vito DeSimone and Generosa (Cianci), she was the beloved wife of the late Salvatore Zingariello; devoted mother of Carmine Zingariello and his wife, Paula, Cristian Zingariello, and Marco Zingariello and his wife, Crysta; cherished grandmother of Salvatore and Matias and dear sister of Maria DeSimone  and Luciana DeSimone, both of Italy and the late Alfonso DeSimone of France, Cristina DeSimone of Italy, and Mario DeSimone of Argentina. She is aso survived by many loving nieces and nephews.

A Funeral Mass was celebrated at St. Anthony’s Church, Revere on Tuesday November 10. Interment was in Holy Cross Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Concetta’s name to Alzheimer’s Association, P.O. Box 96011, Washington, D.C. 20090-6011 or at Alz.org. For guest book please visit www.buonfiglio.com.

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