Obituaries 09-21-2022

Sandra Ferri

Of Revere

Sandra (Cutillo) Ferri of Revere passed away on September 11, 2022. 

The wife of the late Vincent R. Ferri and the cherished loving companion of Al Doucette of Revere, she was the devoted mother of Vincent G. Ferri and his wife, Lisa of Revere, loving nana of Vincent and is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews. 

Family and friends honored Sandra’s life by gathering at St. Anthony’s Church in Revere on Thursday, September 15 for a Funeral Mass. Services concluded with Sandra being laid to rest at Holy Cross Cemetery in Malden. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made in her name to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis TN 38105. To leave an online condolence visit www.ruggieromh.com.

Anthony Albano

June 4, 1943 – September 13, 2022

Anthony L. Albano of Revere passed away on Sep 13, 2022 at the age of 79.

After proudly serving in Vietnam, Tony returned home to Revere where he worked in the Insurance business. He provided insurance for the Big Dig project in Boston and also worked for Prescott Insurance. Tony loved to travel, enjoyed going down to the beach and always liked watching football on Sundays with Santos. Most of all, he loved being a grandfather.

“Tony” was born June 4, 1943 to the late Joseph and Antonetta (Mazzerella). He was the cherished father of Christine Albano-Martorelli of Revere and the late Anthony F. Albano, loving grandfather of Michael Martorelli and his fiancé, Jacqueline Noel, Matthew Martorelli and Dalayna Albano; dear brother of Carmen Albano and father-in-law of Mark Martorelli and Dyanna Albano. He also leaves behind many loving nieces, nephews, family, and friends.

A Visitation was held at the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, 128 Revere St, Revere on Tuesday, September 20 followed by a Prayer Service. Interment was at Puritan Lawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to: Tunnel To Towers Foundation in Anthony’s name.

Kevin Citino

Self Employed Carpenter

Family and friends are respectfully invited to attend Visiting Hours on Thursday, September 22 from 4 to 7 p.m. in the Vertuccio & Smith, Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Rt. 107) Revere for Kevin J. Citino who died unexpectedly at his home on Saturday, September 17. He was 68 years old.

A funeral will be conducted from the funeral home on Friday, September 23rd at 10 a.m, followed by a Funeral Mass in the Immaculate Conception Church (Corner of Beach St. and Winthrop Avenue) Revere at 11 a.m. Interment will be private. Kevin was born in Boston to his late parents, Vito Citino, Jr. and Doris Alberta (Wilson) Citino. One of four children, he was raised and educated in Revere. He attended the Immaculate Conception Grammar School and Revere High School.

Early on, Kevin knew that he liked working with his hands. He became a carpenter and through the years he mastered his craft, became an excellent carpenter and worked for himself most of his life. He thoroughly enjoyed fixing and repairing things. He also enjoyed listening to music, playing darts and going fishing. He always participated in his children lives and the activities that they were involved in.

He was the beloved father of Brenda R. Citino and her husband, Eddie Irizarry of Winthrop and Anthony R. Citino, all of Revere and Nicole F. Citino and her companion, Robert Miscioscia of Everett; the cherished grandfather of Andres Irizarry of Winthrop, Daniel J. Cooke and his fiancé, Leiana Rogers of Everett, Aryanna Irizarry of Winthrop, Christopher L. Citino and Dominic F. Citino, both of Everett and great grandfather of Cecilia Catherine; the dear brother of Laurel F. Costello and her husband, Robert “Bob” of Revere and the late Dolores A. Walsh and her husband, Charles and Richard J. Citino. He was the devoted longtime companion of Bernadette “Bernie” Moore of Revere. He is also lovingly survived by several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, grandnieces, grandnephews and many cousins.

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place Memphis, TN 38105. To send online condolences, please visit www.vertuccioandsmith.com.

The staff at Vertuccio & Smith, Home for Funerals is most honored to have assisted the family in completing arrangements.

James Paul Cardello

September 1, 1944 – August 28, 2022

James P. Cardello passed away at his home in Homosassa, Florida with his family at his side. He is survived by his wife, Soya and his children, Kira and Bill Ohlendorf  and Jim and Cheryl Cardello, and his grandchildren, Haleigh Cardello and James Cardello. He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend.                                    

He was born and raised in Revere and was employed by Delta Airlines as a Customer Service Agent at Logan           International Airport.  It was at Logan that he met his wife, Soya, who happened to be a Delta Flight Attendant, in 1969.  They were married in 1974 and moved to Londonderry, NH in 1975 to raise their family. He retired early to become a stay at home dad and to take care of his parents, also in the Londonderry home.

 As a diehard New England Patriots fan, he loved football season, but at times it would interfere with his exhibiting          his beloved Bulldogs, which he did almost every weekend. He traveled across this great country and exhibited his bulldogs. He became an American Kennel Club Judge of Bulldogs in 1995 and traveled extensively throughout the United States, Mexico and Canada, as well as England, Europe and South America. His love and knowledge of the Bulldog breed is well known in the Bulldog community.                              

He always wanted to move to Florida so when three feet of snow fell every three days for two weeks in February of 2015, he said “enough is enough.”  He packed up with his wife, four dogs and a cat in their two cars and started the drive to Homosassa, FL, where he became a sun worshipper and enjoyed the easy and quiet life.

He will be missed by all who loved and  knew him and we believe he is looking down at us and saying “It’s o.k. … I’m o.k.” 

Joseph “Sonny” Pescione

Of Revere

Joseph A. “Sonny” Pescione of Revere, formerly of East Boston and Everett, passed away on September 15.

The beloved husband of the late Deborah (Malcom) Pescione, he was the devoted father of Charissa Laszczkowski and her husband, Joseph of Chelsea, Joseph Pescione and Mark Cowell, both of Revere; dear brother of Doris DiRuzza and her late husband, Jack of East Boston, Phyllis Marcella of Revere and her husband, Richard and the late Antonette Dwyer; cherished grandfather of Gino Gillis, Mea Lazsczkowski and Adrianna Pescione. He is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.

Family and friends will honor Joseph’s life by gathering at the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home, 971 Saratoga Street, East Boston on Saturday, September 24 from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. before leaving in procession to Saint Joseph- Saint Lazarus Church, East Boston for a 10 a.m. mass celebrating Joseph’s life. Services will conclude with Joseph being laid to rest at the Versailles Mausoleum at Woodlawn Cemetery in Everett.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made in Joseph’s name to Campus School at Boston College, Campion Hall, 140 Commonwealth Ave, Chestnut Hill, MA 02467. To leave an online condolence, visit www.ruggieromh.com.

Margaret Coppola

She Was the Life of the Party and Loved Being Surrounded by Family

Margaret E. “Peggy” (Costello) Coppola passed away on September 19 after a long but valiant battle with dementia.

Born in East Boston to her late parents Michael and Mary (Rymil) Costello, she was one of six children. She was married her late husband, Luke (Buddy) Coppola and moved to Revere where they raised their three children: Patricia (Michael) Biggs of Vail, CO, Richard (April) Coppola of Revere and Christopher (Lisa) Coppola of Hollywood Beach, Fla.

She is also lovingly survived by her brother, Robert (Laurel) Costello of Revere as well as seven grandchildren: Jennifer Knox, Alexandra Coppola, Nicolette Coppola, Luke Coppola, Abigail Brady, Rita Coppola and Adam Coppola, eight great grandchildren and many loving nieces and nephews.

She and her husband retired to Hollywood Beach, FL where they enjoyed many years enjoying the sunshine and the beach. After her husband passed, she moved back to her home, Revere, to be near her family.

Peggy loved being surrounded by her family, no matter where she was or what she was doing, her family is where her heart was, especially her grandchildren. She was happiest simply by being around family. She truly enjoyed cooking for her family and enjoyed feeding people.

She loved reading a good book, spending time on the beach and dancing. Peggy, loved by so many friends and family, was the life of the party.  She will be missed by many. Arrangements were privately held.

To send on-line condolences, please visit www.buonfiglio.com.

Lea Sasso

Of Revere

Lea (Frassica) Sasso, of Revere,  passed away on September 14, 2022 at the age of 85. Beloved wife of Robert J. Sasso. Cherished mother of Stephen L. Marino, David Marino and his wife Debbie, Robert Sasso, Maria Schena and her husband Tony and the late Leanne Sasso Lusso. Dear sister of Marie McCarthy and late her husband Robert of CA. Loving grandmother Robert, Peter, Drew, David, Michael, Christopher, Ronnie, Joseph, and Larissa. Also survived by many loving friends and family members. Lea’s commitment to her family and her faith is what supported her throughout her life. Lea’s home was always home central, the place her family sought for sharing happiness, sadness and everything in between. Sunday dinners and her grandchildren brought her such joy. She touched countless lives with her warmth and compassion. Visitation will be held at the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno funeral Home, 128 Revere St, Revere on Saturday, September 17th from 9:00 -10:30 AM. Relatives and friends are kindly invited. Followed by a Funeral Mass at the Immaculate Conception Church (Revere) at 11:00 AM. Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery.In Lieu of flowers donations may be made in Lea’s memory to the St. Jude’s Children Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 For guestbook please visit www.Buonfiglio.com

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