Obituaries 06-05-2024

Frances Cataldo

A woman of true grace and dignity

Family and friends are respectfully invited to attend Visiting Hours on Frida, June 7th from 4 to 8 p.m. in the Vertuccio Smith & Vazza, Beechwood Home for Funerals, 262 Beach St., Revere for Frances L. (Marino) Cataldo who died on Saturday June 1st at the Massachusetts General Hospital following a brief illness. She was 96 years old. Her funeral will be conducted from the Funeral Home on Saturday, June 8th beginning at 9 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Anthony of Padua Church, 250 Revere St., Revere at 10 a.m. Interment will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett.

Frances was born on November 5th, 1927 to the late Prospero and Louise (Tennaro) Marino. She was one of two children raised in East Boston. She married Anthony Cataldo in 1950 and the couple moved to Revere and began their family together.

Frances was a very dedicated housewife and mother. She taught her children many life lessons over the years and always led by example. She was a woman of true grace and dignity. She loved her family more than life itself and enjoyed being surrounded by them making memories.

Frances was fiercely independent, living on her own and planning her daily activities. Her passing comes as a great surprise, her memory and love will live on forever.

The beloved wife of 61 years of the late Anthony G. Cataldo, she was the loving mother of Domenic A. Cataldo and his wife, Gail of Phoenix, AZ and Cynthia L. “Cindy” Chipman and her husband, Kenneth of Revere; the cherished grandmother of Nicholas D’Angelo and his wife, Kathleen of Hopkinton, Janelle Allanson and her husband, Ben of Cazenovia, NY and Tony Cataldo of Phoenix, AZ; the adored great grandmother of Olivia, Caroline, Nicholas, Domenic and Giorgio and the dear sister of the late Domenic P. Marino. She is also lovingly survived by several nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.

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, visit: www.vertucciosmithvazza,com

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

Thomas Curtis

February 6, 1946 ~ May 28, 2024

Thomas Curtis, known affectionately as Tom to his friends and family, was born on February 6, 1946 in Kittery, ME.  He brought joy and laughter into the world, living his life with humor and charisma that endeared him to all those who were fortunate enough to cross his path. Tom’s sense of humor, his love for his family and friends, and his dedication to his work at USPS made him a beloved figure in his community.

Tom spent his early years in South Boston, where his characteristic charm and quick wit were first nurtured. His love for travel was sparked by his service in the U.S. Airforce, which took him around the world. However, it was Revere where he enjoyed living for the past 40 years. He was a loving and supportive husband to his wife, Janine, and a devoted father to his son, James. Family brought joy to Tom’s life.

He enjoyed classic country music, rock music from the 50’s and 60’s, and had been a season ticket holder for the Boston Bruins.  His charismatic personality and infectious laughter created a unique warmth that will be deeply missed. Thomas Curtis was a man of many talents and interests, but above all else, he valued his family and friends.

Tom was preceded in death by his father, Thomas Sr. and his grandmother, Sophie Curtis, who raised him. He leaves behind his loving wife, Janine, and his proud son, James.  He was the proud father of Thomas A. Curtis, Kathleen Curtis, both of Auburn, MA, Kimberly Curtis of Medford, MA, Christopher Curtis of Boston and the late Laurie Curtis.  His memory will live on in the hearts of all those who knew him.

A visitation will be held on Friday, June 7 at Buonfiglio Funeral Home from 10 to 11:30 a,m. followed by a Funeral Mass at St. Anthony of Padua Church, 250 Revere Street, Revere at 12 noon. Interment will be at Puritan Lawn Cemetery in Peabody. Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend.

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