Obituaries 02-02-2022

Wilfred Roy French

March 13, 1929 – January 17, 2022

In loving memory of Wilfred Roy French, 92, a longtime resident of Revere.

A graduate of Revere High School Class of 1947, he passed quietly at Massachusetts General Hospital after a short illness.

He was an avid sportsman while at Revere High School in Baseball, Football and Hockey. 

He is survived by his wife, Carmelina, daughter, Donna Marie, grandchildren, Heather and Justin and great-granddaughter, Mia, among others. 

We send our prayers, peace and love with him on his final journey.   

Services will be held on Saturday, February 5 at 9 a.m. at the Woodlawn Chapel.  Graveside burial will follow.

George Otis Rideout

A Man Who Believed in Family Loyalty, Character and Merit

George Otis Rideout, 86, of Revere, formerly of Chelsea, passed away on Wednesday, January 26. 

The cherished son of the late John and Ruby (Lewis) Rideout, he was the beloved husband of the late Roslyn (Swartz) Rideout; loving father of Lisa Bennett and her husband, Richard and step-father of Paula Giordano and Gary DeJulio; adored grandfather of Jessica Fitzgerald and her husband, Daniel, Brian Falzone, Justin Demasi and Megan Devonshire and her husband, Benjamin; cherished great-grandfather of Aiden Fitzgerald; caring brother of John Rideout, Donald Rideout, Sandra Draper, Winifred Rideout and the late Alice Rollins, Helen Dooley, Shirley Niglio, Ruby Mochella, Linda Caruso, and Charles and Robert Rideout.  He is also survived by many nieces, nephews and cousins.

George is a US Army veteran of the Korean Conflict. 

George “Pa” Otis Rideout, a man who has left our hearts saddened, but overflowing in so many ways. He was a soldier, a chef, husband, brother, father, uncle, grandfather and friend. He was a man who believed in family loyalty, character and merit. “Pa” was always present in his family’s life, attending his grandchildren’s activities and sports and always providing guidance through that old school, tough love approach. He loved his family, their cabin in New Hampshire, and was always up for a good time. His words of wisdom included, “Don’t work too hard,” “take it easy will ya,” as if he knew just how short this life is. Anyone who knew him can remember the stories, how he would tell them with a squint, a stern look or a smile, a point, a laugh. “Pa” brought joy to so many, especially those he’s left behind, and will be remembered as a man that loved, honored, served, raised and gave wisdom. He will be sorely missed and his passing will always feel too soon.

Family and friends honored George’s life by gathering in Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, Revere on Tuesday, February 1 for a Funeral Service in our Chapel of the Resurrection.  Interment followed at Knollwood Memorial Park in Canton.

Annamaria Morabito

Her Smile Instantaneously Lit up a Room and Her Laugh Was Infectious

Annamaria Morabito, 49, of Revere died unexpectedly on January 26.

The beloved daughter of Saverio Morabito and the late Giuseppina (Lombardi), she was the loving sister of Diane Morabito and her husband, Charles Lambropoulos of Lynnfield, Alfred Morabito and his wife, Rachael L. of Lynn, and Revere City Councillor Steven Morabito and his partner, Richard Bosworth, Jr. of Revere; cherished granddaughter of the late Saverio and Maria (Pasquariello) Lombardi and the late Alfred and Anna (Imbesi) Morabito and the devoted aunt of Mia, Gianna and David J. Annamaria is also survived by many loving aunts, uncles and cousins.

Annamaria had a sparkling and colorful personality. Her smile instantaneously lit up a room and her laugh was infectious. Annamaria took great pride in her appearance. She dressed head to toe completely accessorized, whether it was just another day of the week or preparing for a celebration. She enjoyed music, dancing, shopping for clothes and accessories, taking photographs and going on day trips with her family.

Her Funeral will be from the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, 128 Revere Street, Revere on Friday, February 4 at 10 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St Anthony’s Church at 11 a.m. Relatives and friends are kindly invited. Visiting hours will be Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m. Interment in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett.

At the family’s request, we kindly ask that all visitors wear masks and social distance both in the funeral home as well as the church. For guestbook, please visit www.Buonfiglio.com.

Lauren Ann Maniff

Office Manager for the North Shore Suburban Hockey League in Saugus

Family and friends are invited to attend Visiting Hours for Lauren Ann Maniff, 33, today, Wednesday, February 2 from 4 to 8 p.m., in the Vertuccio & Smith, Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Rt. 107) Revere. Her funeral will be conducted from the Funeral Home on Thursday, February 3 at 9:30 a.m., followed by a Funeral Mass in the Immaculate Conception Church (Corner of Beach St. and Winthrop Ave.) Revere at 10:30 a.m. Interment will follow in Tifereth Israel of Revere Cemetery, Everett. Face masks are required in church.

Originally from Revere, Lauren Ann passed away unexpectedly on January 27 in her New Hampshire vacation home. Her vibrance and love of life was infectious to each person she encountered. She was a world traveler who always had a story to tell. She had a passion for good food, great shows and the latest designer trends.

She was a graduate of Tilton Preparatory School, where she played hockey, and then attended Suffolk University. While she was a student at Austin Preparatory School, she was the recipient of the Peacemaker Award. For many years, she worked as an office manager for the North Shore Suburban Hockey League in Saugus.

She is survived by her devoted parents, Judith and Nathaniel Maniff  (Retired Chief Fire Inspector of Revere) where she will always be the baby of the Maniff family. She also leaves behind her caring siblings, Jennifer and Michael Messier, Sarah and Mark Chancy and Jonathan and Francesca Maniff. She was a true animal lover and she loved her cat, Rocky and dog, Oscar with all her heart. In her honor, donations are welcome at any animal shelter.

Of all the things she loved, there was nothing and no-one from which she derived more joy than from her nieces and nephew, Ryan, Camdyn and Jordyn Messier and Mia Maniff. She is survived by her aunts and uncles, Raymond and Patricia Maniff of Revere, Karen Maniff of Charlestown, James and Lily Layton of Wilmington and Janice and Ronald Ward of Billerica and many friends. She will be welcomed into heaven by those who have passed before her, including her grandmothers, Barbara Layton and Kathleen Maniff and her grandfather, Albert Maniff. She will be deeply missed by her friends, family, and all who knew her.

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

Major Michael Mucci

Member of the BC Athletic Hall of Fame and 33 Year Veteran of the Massachusetts State Police

 Major Michael C. Mucci (Retired) of Revere and Winthrop passed away on Friday, January 28 after a long battle with cancer. 

Michael was the son of the late Alfred and Gemma Mucci.  He was a loving and devoted husband and proud father and grandfather and is survived by his wife, Mary Ellen and his children: Michael Mucci Jr. (Erin) of Adams, Gregory Mucci (Kristen) of Arlington and Kristen Mucci of North Andover and his stepson, Gregory Hamilton of Osterville.  He was the cherished grandfather of Jake and Griffin Mucci, Dennis and Sammy Sherlock, Brooklyn, Luke and Logan Mucci and Austin and Dylan Hamilton.  He was one of five children: Guy, Mary Lou, Alfred and Richard (all deceased).  He leaves behind many nieces and nephews. 

Michael was born in East Boston and moved to Revere at an early age where he spent over 50 years before moving to Winthrop.  He graduated from Revere High School and went on to attend Boston College graduating in 1972 from the Carroll School of Management. Michael earned his M.S. in Public Administration from Suffolk University Graduate School of Administration in 1976.

While at BC, he played football and earned all-New England, All East and honorable mention All-American awards.  He was the first president of the BC Gridiron Club, past president of the BC Varsity Club and was inducted into the BC Athletic Hall of Fame. 

Michael was a 33 year veteran of the Massachusetts State Police, joining the force in June of 1974 as a proud member of the 58th RTT and began his career as a Road Trooper in Troops “A” and “E.” 

From 1979 through 1982, he served on the staff of Governor Edward J. King in the Executive Protection Unit.  Michael then served in the State Police Detective Unit and was promoted to the rank of Corporal and later to the rank of Sergeant, assigned to Troops “A”, “GHQ” and “F” in 1989. 

As a Lieutenant, he became the first Station Commander from the Old State Police to take command of the “A-4,” SP Medford Station from 1994 – 1996.  In 2000 Michael was promoted to Captain and then in 2002, he was promoted to Major, Commanding Troop E, assigned to the Massachusetts Turnpike Authority.  As an additional duty he was also the Chief Law Enforcement Officer for the Central Artery, Harbor Tunnel Project (The Big Dig)! Major Mucci was the principal architect of the Massachusetts Turnpike Incident Response Plan, the Traffic Division Plan for the Democratic National Convention in 2004 and an Incident Commander for Boston Bio in 2007. 

From 1980 to 1990, Michael was the Field Director of the Revere Pop Warner Youth Football Program and an assistant football coach at Revere High School through 1992.  He coached girls softball teams from 1990 – 1998.  Michael also enjoyed his years as an ice hockey referee in the American Hockey League and Hockey East and in 1990 he refereed the Division 2 National Collegiate Ice Hockey Final.  Michael was a member of the Winthrop Golf Club and a member of a number of Police Associations. 

A Visitation will be held at the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, 128 Revere St, Revere on Friday, February 4 from 3 to 7 p.m.  At the request of the family, masks must be worn upon entrance into the funeral home and please refrain from hugging and hand shaking.  Relatives and friends are kindly invited. 

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Anthony’s Church 250 Revere St, Revere on Saturday at 12 Noon (everyone to meet directly at church).  Private Interment.  

In lieu of flowers, we ask that donations  be made in memory of Michael Mucci to support the Caring for a Cure Fund at the Mass General Cancer Center. https://giving.massgeneral.org/donate/.  Please select “I am making this gift in honor or memory of someone” and indicate “Michael Mucci”.  Checks made payable to Massachusetts General Hospital can be mailed to: MGH Development Office C/o Megan Daniels, 125 Nashua Street, Suite 540, Boston, MA 02114-1101.  For guest book please visit www.buonfiglio.com. 

Michael Angelo Trevisani

Revere Teacher and Coach for 30 Years

Michael Angelo Trevisani of Malden, born June 3, 1944, passed away on, January 25 at the age of 77. 

Michael was born in Boston’s North End and then moved to Everett, graduated from Everett High School, Class of 1962 and from Boston University, Class of 1966, where he earned his degree in Physical Education.  He is predeceased by his parents, Thomas and Viola Trevisani and his brothers, Thomas and Joseph Trevisani.

Michael served honorably in the U.S Army for two years and was stationed in Germany. He was a dedicated Revere Public School teacher and coach for over 30 years.

Mike was a Die Hard Red Sox Fan and hated to miss a game, loved sports and spending time at the Cape. 

The devoted husband of 52 years to Barbara Ann (Herron) Trevisani, he was the beloved father of Christine Marie Hachey and her husband, Steve and Michael David Trevisani, all of Peabody and Cheryl Leigh Trevisani of Rowley; cherished grandfather of Steven Michael and Violet Thomasin. Michael is also survived by his brother in law, Lawrence Bolognese of Falmouth and his sister in law, Elizabeth Campbell of Malden and by many other family members and friends.

A graveside service will be held at Woodlawn Cemetery, 302 Elm St, Everett on Thursday, February 3 at 12:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, a donation may be made to the National Kidney Foundation at https://www.kidney.org/ or the Jimmy Fund at https://www.jimmyfund.org/ in Michael’s name.

For guestbook please visit www.Buonfiglio.com.

Peter Ranese, Sr.

He Demonstrated His Love for His Entire Family Every Day

Funeral Services were held privately for Peter J. Ranese, Sr. of Revere who died unexpectedly on Tuesday, January 18 at the CHA – Everett Hospital. He was 90 years old.

Peter was born in the Jeffries Point section of East Boston, one of twelve children. He attended Boston Public Schools and enlisted in the United States Army on October 16, 1952, during the Korean Conflict, and proudly served his country until he was honorably discharged on October 2, 1954.

He returned home and began to work for the City of Boston as a Crane Operator. He married his wife, Mary Nargi on February 3, 1957. The couple remained in East Boston for several years before relocating to Somerville where they made their home and began their family. Peter was a devoted husband and father and worked hard to provide for his family.

In the late 1980’s, Peter and his family moved to Revere. He sustained a work ending injury and was no longer able to work at the capacity he once did. Peter was known for his cooking skills and he did all the cooking in the house. He made certain that he would take care of his family in other ways, like staying busy maintaining the home and fixing whatever needed to be fixed. Family was all that ever mattered to Peter, he demonstrated his love for his entire family every day. 

He was the devoted husband of 64 years to Mary N. (Nargi) Ranese of Revere, the loving father of Peter J. Ranese, Jr. and Joseph P. Ranese, both of Revere; cherished grandfather of Danny Bua and his wife, Lauren of Nashville, TN, Virginia Matyka and her husband, Jarred of North Andover, Matthew P. Ranese and his wife, Nicole of Danvers and Rachel M. Ranese of Weymouth; adored great grandfather of Tyler and Emily; dear brother of Joann Ranese and Jeanette Ranese, both of Boca Raton, FL, and the late Salvatore Ranese, Michael Ranese, Anthony L. Ranese, Anna Hammam, Josephine Bruno, Mary Porazzo, Santa Ranese, Joseph Ranese, Jr. and Richard Ranese.

He is also lovingly survived by many nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.

Remembrances may be made to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 840692 Dallas, TX 75284-0692.

The staff at Vertuccio & Smith are most honored to have assisted the family in completing funeral arrangements.

For online condolences, please visit www.vertuccioandsmith.com.

Anthony “Tony” Muollo, Jr.

Owned and Operated the D.A.M. Dart Depot in Revere for Twenty One Years

A private Visitation and Funeral Service was held due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic for Anthony S.“Tony” Muollo, Jr., who died on Wednesday, January 12 at his residence following a brief illness. He was 66 years old.

Anthony began his life as a resident of Everett and later moved with his family to Revere at the age seven. He then became a lifelong resident of Revere and where he was raised and educated. 

He was a graduate of Revere High School, Class of 1973. He went on to pursue his education at Suffolk University in Boston and earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology.

Anthony began his career by working for Care About Now as an Outreach Co-coordinator, establishing two new programs in Revere and Winthrop, specializing in individual counseling, group and family counseling, as a drug counselor specialist.  He wrote and published informative material used within the school system to educate and advise for the prevention of drug abuse for at risk youth.   Anthony furthered his career at  D.A.R.E., where he worked closely with the Director of the Department of Youth Services and Psychiatric Nurses in core evaluations, education plans, individual, family and group counseling for crisis intervention, where he helped and offered encouragement to troubled youths. Anthony was inspirational and was dedicated to helping and shaping an important cause.

Anthony later desired to try a new career path and became an insurance sales agent and he did that for a while before shifting to automotive sales. He later decided to go on his own and again shift careers paths. He and his fiancé, Dawn Jeffries, owned and operated the D.A.M. Dart Depot located on Revere Street. They enjoyed operating their business for 21 years and meeting so many people, of which, some would become close friends.       

On October 14, 2020, Anthony lost his best friend and fiancé, Dawn to her battle with lung cancer. Anthony was heartbroken and then he closed the business.

Anthony was a man who loved life and the outdoors. He loved to go camping, hunting and fishing in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. Anthony took pride and care in taking his nephews and his niece on their first camping adventure, teaching each of them to fish.  He instilled a love of camping and the great outdoors in each of them. Anthony was also a self-taught Martial Arts enthusiast, which was one of his lifelong passions.

The beloved son of Dorothy (Maffeo) Muollo of Revere and the late Anthony S. Muollo, Sr., he was the loving fiancé of the late Dawn M. Jeffries; the cherished brother of Donna M. Muollo of Revere, Karen A. McGonagle and her husband, William “Bill” of Plymouth and Christopher C. Muollo and his wife, Patricia “Patty” of Groveland. He is the treasured uncle of Sean W. McGonagle and Joseph W. McGonagle, both of Plymouth, Maegan D. Muollo–Diaz and her husband, Rauly of Dracut and Christopher A. Muollo of Groveland. He is also lovingly survived by his faithful feline companion; “Ziggy Bear” and the late “Hunni-Bear” and “Bubba Lou.”

Anthony is also survived by many friends and other loving family members.

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to MSPCA-Angell, Attn: Donations, 350 South Huntington Ave., Boston, MA 02130. To send online condolences, please visit www.vertuccioandsmith.com.

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

John Dushinski

Of Revere

John F. Dushinski of Revere passed away at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston on January 24. He was 85 years old.

John served in the United States Marines.

Born in Chelsea, he was the beloved son of the late Francis and Dorothy (Motton) Dushinski,  the husband of the late Dorothy (Cataldo) Dushinski, loving father of Susan and John Dushinski, both of Revere and longtime partner of Shirley Hollenbeck for over 40 years; adored grandfather of Brandon, Sabrina and Brenna Dushinski; dear brother of Richard Dushinski of Florida, Dorothy Harvey and her husband, William of Las Vegas, Nevada, and Frances DiPesa and her husband, Michael of Florida, and the late Caroline Daly. He is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews. 

Family and friends honored John’s life by gathering at Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, 262 Beach Street, Revere on Monday, January 31 followed by a Funeral Mass at the Immaculate Conception Church, Revere and interment at Woodlawn Cemetery in Everett. For online guestbook please visit www.vazzafunerals.com.

Kenneth “K.O.” O’Neil

Former Bartender at the Shipwreck Lounge

Funeral Services were conducted in the Vertuccio & Smith, Home for Funerals on January 28 for Kenneth C. “K.O.” O’Neil who passed away following a brief illness on Monday, Jan. 24 at Massachusetts General Hospital.

Kenny was a native of Winthrop, where he was born and raised. He was a proud graduate of Winthrop High School,  Class of 1967 and a long-time employee at Eastern Airlines, where he worked as a baggage handler for 25 years. When he retired, he held various jobs with

his larger-than-life personality, including as a bartender at the “Shipwreck Lounge” on Revere Beach. Kenny made many friendships there and anywhere he went. Kenny also owned and

operated his own business called “The Good Samaritan,” where he was a liquor distributor.

Kenny was a lover of the beach and he lived on Revere Beach with his longtime love, Despena “Dee” Baletsa. The couple shared 20 years of happiness and an abundance of wonderful memories.

Kenny was undoubtedly a “people person” and he made sure that when you were with him, you were going to have a good time. He had a witty sense of humor, enjoyed sharing his colorful stories and offered unmatched generosity to all those around him. If you were a friend to Kenny, you were a friend for life and you could always count on him to be there for you.

Kenny enjoyed music very much, beginning with his trumpet playing in the Winthrop High School band. Kenny was also a member of the Winthrop Lodge of Elks #1357.

He will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.

He was the longtime fiancée of Despena “Dee” Baletsa of Revere with whom he shared his home for 20 years. He was also the former partner of the late Stephanie M. Ciampa, the beloved son of the late Francis J. and Claire N. (McGough) O’Neil, the cherished brother of Karen Daly and her husband, James of Stoneham. He was the treasured uncle of Kevin Daly and his son, Chase of Wilmington, James Daly and his wife, Erin of New Hampshire, and Janet Daly of Stoneham. He is also lovingly survived by Gregory Nigro and his fiancé, Sindia Taylor and their daughter, Madeline of Quincy and Nicholas Nigro and his wife, Jessica and their daughter, Nata of Washington, D.C. And no one could forget Kenny’s beloved canine companion the late “Callie” along with his many loving and dear friends.

Remembrances may be made to the Northeast Animal Shelter, 347 Highland Ave., Salem, MA 01970. 

The staff at Vertuccio & Smith are most honored to have assisted the family in completing funeral arrangements. For online condolences please visit            

www.vertuccioandsmith.com.

Russ Luciano

Graduate of RHS, Class of 1977

A Funeral Mass was celebrated in St. Anthony of Padua Church on January 31 for Russ R. Luciano who died suddenly at his home on Sunday, January 23. He was 62 years old.

Interment was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett.

Russ was a long time Revere Resident. He was raised and educated in Revere and was a graduate of Revere High School, Class of 1977. All of Russ’ working career was spent in sales. Russ had a charisma and gift to connect with people, which allowed him to be a success in this area. He had the ability to listen to people and get them what they wanted. Throughout his life, he was always trying to be the best he could be. He loved his family unconditionally and did everything to help provide for them.

The beloved son of Jean M. (Scopa) Luciano of Revere, he was the loving father of Russ C. Luciano of Berlin, NH and the late Tiana M. Luciano; cherished Papa of Jasandra, Shawn, Jaylee, Natalia, Evan, Jordan and the late John Keegan; dear brother of Denise T. (Luciano) Medina and her husband, Herm of Boca Raton, FL. He is also lovingly survived by his nephews, Albert Medina, Louis Medina and Michael Medina, all of Boca Raton, FL, and many loving cousins.

In lieu of flowers, donations will be accepted on behalf of his family. The staff at Vertuccio & Smith, Home for Funerals are most honored to have assisted the family in completing funeral arrangements.

For online condolences please visit www.vertuccioandsmith.com.

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