Obituaries 11-17-2021

Richard Trefey

Bank of New England Retiree and Talented Artist

Family and friends are invited to attend a Memorial Visitation on Friday, November 19 beginning at 10 a.m. in the First Congregational Church of Revere, 230 Beach St., Revere for Richard J. Trefrey, 81, who passed on Sunday, November 7 at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, following a long illness.  A Funeral Service will follow the visitation in the church at 11 a.m. and interment will be private.

Born in Boston, the son of William E. Trefrey and Jessie “Jay” (Stewart) Canty, he was a graduate of Billerica High School, Class of 1958. He soon entered the workforce and began a career with the Bank of New England where he enjoyed a dedicated career as a computer programmer with over 30 years of service, retiring in 1990. Richard lived in several areas before settling in Revere where he has been a resident for many years.

Richard was devoted to his wife, Carol, and although the couple had no children, they devoted their time and affection to their family and extended family. Carol passed away on April 24, 2019 and a piece of Richard’s heart went with her.

Richard was a talented artist and a devoted parishioner and volunteer at the First Congregational Church of Revere, a place where he enjoyed the friendship of all members of the faith community.

The loving husband of the late Carol A. Perullo-Trefrey, he was the devoted brother of Laurel Ehrlich and her husband, Dr. David Ehrlich of Edmonds, Washington and the brother-in-law of Louis C. Perullo, Jr. and his wife, Chantal of Leon, France and  Ferma J. Perullo-Kipnes and her husband, Barry of Scottsdale, Arizona; cherished uncle to Wendy Perullo-Diozzi and her husband, Peter and their children, Anthony and Nicholas, all of Scottsdale, Arizona. He is also lovingly survived by many cousins and friends.

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the First Congregational Church of Revere,            230 Beach St., Revere, MA 02151.        

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

Timothy O’Leary

Longtime Proprietor of Boston Sportsman, Boston Peddler-Hawker for Over 34 years

Family and friends are invited to attend Visiting Hours on Thursday, November 18 from 4 to 7 p.m. in the Vertuccio & Smith, Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway, Rte. 107 Revere for Timothy F. “Tim” O’Leary, 47, who passed on Saturday, November 13 at Boston’s Massachusetts General Hospital following a yearlong battle with multiple myeloma.  His funeral service will follow visiting hours in the funeral home at 7:15 p.m. Parking available to the left of the funeral home.  Interment will be held privately at a later time.

Timothy was born, raised and attended Sacred Heart School in Malden.

Early in life, he began his own entrepreneurship, Boston Sportsman, in all things related to hockey, baseball, football, etc. He was the proud owner of several pushcarts, strategically placed at the Boston Garden – North Station, Faneuil Hall and the Aquarium Station at the waterfront.

Tim, who was a member of the Minute Man Dart League, worked long and hard for the welfare and care of his family. His family was paramount to his heart and soul, always working for them solely. Perhaps, his intense work ethic was his joy in what he did and how he did it, beginning at age 13 owning several pushcarts. Peddler, hawker, or salesman, he was indeed the best.

He is survived by his dedicated and devoted wife and soulmate of 19 years, Taylar F. (Anastas) O’Leary, his cherished son, Timothy J. O’Leary, Jr. and his adored daughter, Arianna J. O’Leary, all of Revere. He was the proud son of Kevin O’ Leary of Salem, NH and his late Mom, Margaret (O’Halloran) O’Leary; the dear brother to Kelley O’Leary of Everett, Noreen O’Leary of Somerville, Kevin O’Leary, Jr. of Malden, Meghan O’Leary of Milford and Caitlin Duckett and her husband, Aaron of Salem, NH. He is also lovingly and tenderly survived by his in-laws, Debra Terenzio of Revere and William Anastas of Revere.

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to Timothy’s GoFundMe by visiting

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Haskell Hanock

Of Lynnfield, formerly of Revere

Haskell Hanock, 91, of Lynnfield, formerly of Revere, died on Tuesday, November 2.

A proud U.S. Airforce Veteran of the Korean Conflict, he was the beloved husband of the late Rita (Shank) Hanock, devoted father of Deborah McCauley and her husband, Wayne of Peabody, Kim-Ellen Short and the late Robert of New Hampshire and the late Gary Bergan and Suzanne Cronin; dear brother of the late Gertrude Greenstein and the late Helen Wolfe; devoted and loving grandfather of JoAnne Stanton and her husband, Chris, David Bergan, Jennifer Kaufman, Jennifer Lindsey and Neil Dyke and adoring great-grandfather of Brianna Bergan, Avery Stanton, Emerson Stanton and Weston Yenie.

A graveside service was held on Friday, November 5 at the Tifereth Israel Cemetery of Revere-232 Fuller Street Everett. Contributions in Haskell’s memory may be made to the Visiting Nurse and Community Care-37 Broadway, Suite 2, Arlington, MA 02474 or to the Alzheimer’s Assoc. at Visit for guestbook.

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