Obituaries 9-20-23

Patricia “Patty” Carrasquillo
Owned P.J.’s Restaurant in Revere for 14 years

Patricia “Patty” (Vellucci) Carrasquillo passed away peacefully in the loving presence of her family on Friday, September 15th at the Massachusetts General Hospital following a brief illness. She was 79 years old.

Patty was a lifelong Revere resident. She was born in her family home on November 14, 1943 to the late Henry and Angelina (Dovidio) Vellucci. One of four children. Patty was educated in the Peabody and Revere Public Schools and began working at a young age.

She married Juan Carrasquillo on June 22, 1968. Soon after the couple began their family and Patty was the proud loving mother of three children.

She owned and operated P.J.’s restaurant in Revere for 14 years. Her passion for food and hospitality allowed her to thrive in business. Cooking was a way of life for Patty, and she enjoyed seeing people enjoy her food. She was also an avid reader and loved talking to people, making friends and leaving a lasting impression.

Patty was a 30-year pancreatic cancer survivor. She was a woman of great faith, strength and held unwavering love for her family.

She was the beloved wife of 55 years to Juan Carrasquillo; loving mother of her daughter, Bianca Hanson and her late husband, Carl, her two sons, Shawn Carrasquillo and Anthony J. Carrasquillo and his partner, Brendan; cherished grandmother of Christian and Joshua Hanson; dear sister of Ann C. Rodriguez and her late husband, Efrain, the late Marie A. Chiles-Mason and her surviving husband, Kenneth and the late Cosmo D. Vellucci and his late wife, Maureen. She is also lovingly survived by her favorite canine companions, Roxi, Ginger and Stella and by many nieces, nephews, grandnieces, grandnephews and cousins.

Family and friends are respectfully invited to attend Visiting Hours on Thursday, September 21, from 9 to 11:30 a.m. in the Vertuccio, Smith & Vazza, Beechwood Home for Funerals, 262 Beach St., Revere followed by a Funeral Mass at St. Anthony of Padua Church, 250 Revere St., Revere at 12 noon.

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Pancreatic Cancer Foundation by visiting To send online condolences, please visit

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

John Joseph Silva, Jr.
Teacher at Winthrop Middle School for 40 years

John Joseph Silva, Jr. of Revere passed away surrounded by his family on September 13 at the age of 77.

John was a retired Lt. Colonel of the United States Army Reserves of Massachusetts.  He was a teacher for 40 years at the Winthrop Middle School and a Professor at Cambridge College for 30 years, a life member of the Association of the First Corps of Cadets and a member of the Sons of Italy Renaissance Lodge.

Born in Boston on March 25, 1946 to the late John J. Silva Sr.  and Julia (Vacca), he was the beloved husband of the late Arlene (Kelly) and the loving partner of 17 years to Stephanie DeRosa of Revere; devoted father of Michelle Silva-Reed and John J. Silva III and his life partner, Holly Luck, all of Revere; cherished grandfather of Natalie and Nathan Reed and dear brother of Robert Silva and his life partner, Jeanise Bertrand of Revere.

A Visitation will be held today, Wednesday, September 20 from 3 to 7 p.m. at the  Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home in Revere and a Funeral Mass will be celebrated at the Immaculate Conception Church, 133 Beach St, Revere, on Thursday, September 21 at 10:30 a.m. (Everyone to meet directly at the church).  Relatives and friends are kindly invited. Interment with military honors will be held at Woodlawn Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, donations in John’s name can be made to Immaculate Conception Church, 133 Beach St, Revere, MA 02151 or to First Corps of Cadets Fund c/o the Treasurer, 227 Commonwealth Ave, Boston, MA 02116.  For guest book please visit

Joseph “Joey Love” D’Elia
A selfless man who always put others before himself

Family and friends are invited to attend a Visitation in St. Leonard of Port Maurice Church, 320 Hanover St., Boston’s North End on Saturday, September 23rd beginning at 11 a.m. for Joseph A. “Joey Love” D’Elia who passed away unexpectedly on September 17th at 53 years old. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 12 (Noon). Interment will be held privately at a later date.

The loving son of the late Ralph and Aurora (Capozzi) D’Elia, he was the cherished brother of Darlene D’Elia of Boston’s North End, Sharon Verrocchi and her companion, Joe and Ralph D’Elia and his wife, Tracy, all of Revere, Laurie D’Elia and her lifetime partner, Dominic of Boston’s North End and Michael D’Elia and his partner, Taylor of Boston’s North End; the adored uncle of Daniel D’Elia, Ralph, Aurora and Nicholas Verrocchi, Taylor and Jordan D’Elia, Elena D’Elia, David Carroll and Aurora Faye Keatley. He is also lovingly survived by his stepmother, Angela Guarino-D’Elia.

Joey loved spending time with his family. His nieces and nephews were everything to him and he wanted nothing more than for all of them to be successful. He was extremely proud of them. Joey was funny and had the best one-liners you could hear. He was a selfless man who always put others before himself.

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