Obituaries 07-15-2015

Vincent Gennari, Sr.

Outstanding high school and college athlete

Vincent G. Gennari, Sr. of Revere passed away July 12.

Vincent was an outstanding athlete for Revere High School and Salem State University.

He was the cherished son of Margaret (Zirpolo) and the late Guido Gennari; loving father of Vincent G. Gennari Jr. of Revere, Melissa and Colleen Gennari, both of Connecticut; adored grandfather of Dominic Mandracchia Gennari and Anthony Mandracchia Gennari; dear brother of James Gennari and his wife, Annmarie of Nahant, and Valerie Pennington and her husband, Mark of Wakefield; two special angels’ sister Maggie and sister Judith of Nahant and he also leaves many loving nieces, nephews, cousins and friends at Salem State University.

Family and friends will honor Vincent’s life by gathering in Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral home, 262 Beach Street, Revere on Thursday, July 16 from 8:30 to 10 a.m. before leaving in procession to the Immaculate Conception Church for a Funeral Mass to be celebrated in his honor at 10:30 a.m. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. For guestbook and directions

Lawrence William Olsen

Of Rhode Island, formerly of Oak Island

Lawrence William ‘Lucky Larry’ Olsen passed away unexpectedly at his home in Portsmouth, RI on May 16 at the age of 63.

Larry grew up in the Oak Island section of Revere and spent his youth hunting, fishing, and doing “swannies” off Dizzy Bridge. He was an avid sports-fan from puppies at Wonderland, Pawsox in Rhode Island to the Patriots at Foxwood.

Larry graduated from Revere High School in 1970 and enlisted in the US Army on the buddy system with the late William Wareham of Revere. He was honorably discharged in 1975 and received the National Defense Service Medal, Humanitarian Service Medal, and various marksmanship medals.

Larry moved to Rhode Island in 2005. He volunteered at the Bristol Soldiers Home and was involved in many veterans programs.

The beloved son of the late Leonard O. Olsen and Martha L. (Lawrence) Olsen of Revere, he is survived by his siblings; Janice L. Ross, Leonard A. Olsen, Linda Rundhovde and Cheryl Olsen. He was the uncle of Joseph Ross, Laurie Catania, the late Leonard M. Olsen and his wife Kerri; Douglas M. Olsen and six great-nieces and one great-nephew.

Funeral services were held on May 21st at Smith Funeral Home, Warren, RI followed by interment at Massachusetts National Cemetery, Bourne.

William ‘Billy D.’ DeMartino

Worked in sales

William “Billy D.” DeMartino of Revere died on July 8. He was 90 years old.

Born in Boston’s North End, he moved to Revere at the age of 18 and worked in sales.

He was the son of the late Carmine and Matilda (Manfridonia); beloved husband of the late Celia (Russo); devoted father of Frank and his wife, Janice of Revere, Christine DeMartino of Wakefield and William Jr. of Melrose; loving companion of Julie Marshall of Revere; cherished grandfather of Tracy Leary and her husband, Matthew of Marblehead and April McBrine and her husband, James of Medford; dear brother of the late Amalia “Molly” DiCarlo, Evelyn Squitieri, Rose Feeley, Frank “Cici” and Leo DeMartino and he is also survived by his loving great granddaughter, Olivia McBrine and by many nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, Revere. Interment was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hallmark Health and VNA Hospice, 178 Savin St, Suite 300, Malden, MA 02148. For guest book please visit

Anthony Caputo, Jr.

Retired garment industry presser;

lifelong Chelsea resident

Anthony F. Caputo, Jr., a lifelong resident of Chelsea, died suddenly on July 11 at the Whidden Memorial Hospital.

Born in Chelsea, the son of the late Anthony and Mary (DePatto) Caputo, he was the beloved husband of 57 years to Virginia (Olivero); devoted father of Anthony and his wife, Debra of N.Andover, Robert and his wife, Lisa of Acton, Maria Campbell and her husband, Walter of Revere and David and his wife, Rene’ of Topsfield; dear brother of Angie DeStasio of New Hampshire and Viola Bouffa of Chelsea and is also survived by 11 loving grandchildren, one great grandchild and by many nieces and nephews.

His Funeral will be held from the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, 128 Revere St., Revere on Thursday July 16 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 today, Wednesday, from 4 to 8 p.m. Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery. For guest book, please visit

Pietro Cacciatore

Of Revere, formerly of Everett

Pietro Cacciatore of Revere, formerly of Everett, died July 10, at his home surrounded by his family. He was 77 years old.

Mr. Cacciatore worked locally for many years at APV Gaulin, Inc. in Everett and Piantedosi Baking Company of Malden.

The husband of Patricia Cacciatore for 52 years, he was born in Aragona, Sicily and emigrated to the USA from England with his wife and two sons, Angelo and Carmen, in the late 1970’s. In addition to his aforementioned family, he is survived by his two grandchildren, Isabella and Juliette and his daughter in-law Sharon; his brothers, Carmelo of Malden and Giuseppe of Verona, Italy and his sister, Angela of Belgium.Pietro is also survived by his in-laws in England, Margie, David and Sue and nieces and nephews and he also leaves behind three very dear local friends: Gerry, Sandra and Charlie.

His burial service will be held at noon today, Wednesday, July 15 at Woodlawn Cemetery Chapel in Everett. Arrangements are by Vazza Funeral Home, Revere. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to All Care Hospice at

Richard Malatesta, Sr.

Retired licensed metallurgist, champion bowler, active in several fraternal organizations

Richard J. Malatesta, Sr. of Revere, died on July 9 at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston following a long illness.
Born in Somerville, he was raised and educated in Medford. A 1944 graduate of Medford High School, soon after graduation, in August of 1944, he entered the US Navy and served until June of 1946, commissioned as a Quartermaster, 3rd Class.

Richard came to live in Revere over 65 years ago. His career with the Norton Company of Newton spanned over 40 years. He served as a General Foreman for several years at Norton Company which specialized in metal fabrication and Richard became a licensed metallurgist. After retirement, he was able to spend more time with his family, especially his grandchildren, always a joy.

His retirement afforded him an opportunity to become more active in several fraternal organizations, the Giuseppe Mazzini Lodge- Sons of Italy, Revere, the Revere Loyal Order of the Moose #1272 and the Medford American Legion Post. Richard was an avid fisherman and hunter as well as a competitive bowler, winning many championships and he was awarded numerous trophies.

Richard was the beloved husband of the late Marilyn A. (Morgan) Malatesta, who passed in December of 1996. He was the devoted father of Mark W. Malatesta and his former wife, Donna Malatesta, both of Hamilton, Joan M. Cataldo and her husband, Steven W., Edward F. Malatesta, all of Revere and James F. Malatesta and his wife, Amelia of Boxford and the late Richard J. Malatesta, Jr. and Robert J. Malatesta; the cherished grandfather of Lauren Cataldo and Lindsey Cataldo, both of Revere, Mark S. Malatesta of Hamilton, Steven J. Cataldo of Revere, Nicole Sargent and her husband, William of Hamilton, Bianca Malatesta of Hamilton, Desiree Iacobucci of Reading and Alexis and Cole Malatesta of Boxford. He is also lovingly survived by two great-grandchildren, Genevieve Cataldo and Hunter Sargent . He was the dear friend and loving companion to the late Barbara O’Connor of Winthrop. Many nieces, nephews, grand-nieces and grand-nephews also survive him.

Richard was the last remaining sibling in his family. He was the dear brother of the late Charles, Buddy and Edward Malatesta, Marion Smith and Lois Treem.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, Revere. Remembrances may be made to the New England Shelter for Homeless Veterans, 17 Court St.. Boston, MA 02108. For more information, please visit

Lucia Guarino

Of Revere, formerly of East Boston

Lucia (Buonopane) Guarino of Revere, formerly of East Boston, passed away July 10.

The beloved wife of the late Giuseppe Guarino, she was the loving mother of Pasquale Guarino and his wife, Elvira of Middleton and Miriana Caputo and her husband, Pasquale “Lino” of Revere; cherished grandmother of Anna Frongillo and her husband, Matthew, Joseph and Michael Guarino, and Gaetano and Katerina Caputo and two great grandchildren Giana and Gabriella Frongillo. She was the dear sister of the late Sabatino Buonopane, Louise Ciampa and Almerinda De Simone and is also survived by many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Family and friends will honor Lucia’s life by gathering in Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, 262 Beach Street, Revere on Sunday, July 19 from 3 to 7 p.m. and again at 10:30 a.m. Monday before leaving in procession to the Immaculate Conception Church, Revere for a Funeral Mass to be celebrated in her honor at 11:30 a.m. Entombment will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. For guestbook and directions

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