Past Commodore of the Broadsound Tuna Club
Donald J. Dembro of Revere died on May 5 at Mass General Hospital. He was 68 years old.
Donald was a past Commodore of the Broadsound Tuna Club. He enjoyed being outdoors and had a love of fishing and hunting.
Born in Medford, the son of the late Edward Dembro and Emma (Rizzo) Dembro, he is survived by his beloved life partner of 38 years Sharon Bouvier of Revere. He was the proud father of Donald of Haverhill and Christopher of Manchester, NH; brother of Edward Dembro and his wife, Nancy of Revere and the cherished uncle of Steven Dembro and Denise Ford.
His Funeral Mass will be held at St Anthony’s Church on May 12 at 11:30 a.m. In Lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Donald’s name to Madonna Queen National Shrine, 150 Orient Ave., East Boston, MA 02128.
Lifelong Revere resident
Pauline E. (Procopio) Terranova, a life-long resident of Revere, passed away on Mother’s Day, May 8. She was 97 years old.
Pauline graduated from Revere High School in 1936. She was an avid reader, was a NY Times crossword puzzler and well into her eighties walked six miles daily on Revere Beach and surrounding areas hand-and-hand with her husband of 74 years.
The cherished daughter of the late Andrew and Catherine (Capano) Procopio, she was the beloved wife of her 100 year old husband, William S. Terranova; loving mother of William Terranova, Catherine Terranova and Christina Asselta; adored grandmother of Mary Catherine Rogers and Gabriella Terranova;; caring sister of Mavourneen Procopio, Gloria Torre, Andrew and Albert Procopio and the late Jean Angelone, Mary Alvino and Anthony, John, Joseph and Dominic Procopio. She is also survived by many loving nieces, nephews and cousins.
Family and friends will honor Pauline’s life by gathering in Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, 262 Beach St., Revere today, Wednesday, May 11 from 4 to 8 p.m. and again at 9 a.m. Thursday morning before leaving in procession to St. Anthony’s Church in Revere for a Funeral Mass to be celebrated in her honor at 10 a.m.. Entombment will follow at Holy Cross Mausoleum in Malden. At the family’s request, please OMIT flowers. Donations may be made in Pauline’s name to the American Breast Cancer Foundation at www.abcf.org or by mail at 10400 Little Patuxent Parkway Suite 480 Columbia, MD 21044. For guestbook and directions: www.vazzafunerals.com
Malden Evening News retiree and member of American Legion Post 61 of Revere
Relatives and friends are invited to attend visiting hours on Friday, May 13 from 4 to 8 p.m. in the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Route 107) Revere for Charles G. Perullo who died following a long illness on May 9 at his Revere residence. His funeral will be conducted from the funeral home on Saturday, May 14 at 8 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Mary of the Assumption Church, 670 Washington Aenue,, Revere at 9 a.m. Entombment will be in Woodlawn Community Mausoleum (Versailles Bldg.) Everett. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Restoration Fund at St. Mary of the Assumption Church, 670 Washington Avenue, Revere, MA 02151.
Born and raised in Revere, he was a graduate of Revere High School, Class of 1948. He entered the US Army during the Korean Conlict in March of 1951 and served with the rank of Corporal until March of 1953. He returned to the work force as a master printer for the Malden Evening News of Malden retiring after 30 years of service.
Charlie was a long time member of the American Legion Post 61 of Revere and a member of the Typographers Union. He and his beloved wife, Lucy M. (Gatto) Perullo celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary on February 4, 2016.
The cherished father of LouAnn Stanton and her husband, Christopher B. of Melrose, Mary L. O’Neill and her husband, David T. of Bridgewater and Charles E. Perullo and his wife, Joanne of Revere, he was the cherished grandfather to: Charles M., Nicole L. and James J. Perullo, all of Revere; Kristen L. O’Neill of West Hartford, CT and Kati F. O’Neill of Chicago, Illinois; dear brother of Rita P. Enos of Revere, Ronald Perullo and his wife, Eve of North Reading and the late: Edith R. DeYeso, Edward L. Perullo, Rose Hayman, Eugene Perullo and Mary Fuccione. He is also lovingly survived by his sister in law Constance F. “Connie” Perullo of Derry, New Hampshire, formerly of Revere and by many nieces, nephews, grand nieces and grand nephews.
Charlie was a gentlemen’s gentleman first and foremost, affording him to be the quintessential husband, dad, papa, brother uncle and friend to many.
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Patricia ‘Pat’ Taglieri
Lifelong Malden resident
Patricia S. “Pat” Taglieri, a lifelong resident of Malden, died on April 30.
Pat relished spending time with her family and loved them all dearly. She enjoyed camping and spent many summers vacationing in North Conway and Hampstead, NH. She found delight in taking bus trips to Foxwoods. An avid bowler, she was a member of the Regi Girls bowling league out of Malden. She will be sorely missed by her family and friends.
Born in Malden to the late Sam “Steppi” Stepanischen and Sadie Staniorski, she was the beloved wife of Louis “Louie” Taglieri; devoted mother of Louis “Louie” Taglieri III of Malden, Pamela “Pam” Taglieri-Everton of Revere, Michelle Roberts of Revere and Nicole and her husband Robert “Bob” Fiore of Malden; dear sister of Sandra and her husband, Jack Donahue of Danvers, Mike Stepanischen of Chelsea, Bob and his wife, Jan of Boxford and the late Stanley Klockson; sister-in-law to Barbara Taglieri and Christine Peters, both of Lynn and the cherished grandmother of Griffin, Cialee, Coby, Ava, Braeden, Cooper, Ryleigh and Stephen Jr.
At the family’s request, all services are private. Donations in Patricia’s name can be made to the Children’s Hospital, 401 Park Drive, Suite 60. For guest book please visitwww.Buonfiglio.com
Works in Human Services for over 25 years
Family and friends are invited to attend visiting hours on Friday May 13 from 9 to 11 a.m. in the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Route 107) Revere for Donna M. (Recupero) Montalto who died at her Revere home on May 6 following a five month battle with lung cancer. She was 55 years old.
Her Funeral Mass will follow at 12 noon in the Immaculate Conception Church (corner of Beach Street and Winthrop Avenue) Revere.
Born and raised in Chelsea, the family moved to Revere in 1968 and she was a 1978 graduate of Revere High School. She held an Associates Degree in Business Administration and worked for more than 25 years in Human Resources & Health Services particularly with the Elliott Human Services and Community Health Services as office manager.
The beloved wife of 26 years to Mark R. Montalto Sr., she was the cherished mother of Mark R. ‘Marko’ Montalto, Jr. and Franki T. Montalto, both of Revere; the adored daughter of Theresa (Fantasia) Recupero of Revere and the late Frank Recupero; dear sister to Raymond Ray Recupero and his wife, Mary of Revere. She is also lovingly survived by an extended family of friends and other reatives. Interment will be held privately. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to: Dr. Daniel B. Costa, MD (for cancer research) at BIDMC, 1000 Broadway, Chelsea MA 02150. For additional information, please visit www.vertuccioandsmith.com.
Frances “Auntie Frances” Gaeta
Devout Catholic and Stone & Webster retiree
Family and friends are invited to attend visiting hours today, Wednesday, May 11 from 4 to 8 p.m. in the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Route 107) Revere for Frances M. “Auntie Frances” Gaeta, who died on Thursday, May 5 at Kindred Hospital – Boston North of Peabody following a lifetime battle with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. She was 78 years old.
Her funeral will be conducted from the funeral home on Thursday, May 12 at 9 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in the Church of the Sacred Heart, 45 Brooks St., East Boston at 10 a.m.
Born and raised in East Boston, the family moved to White Street in 1928 and Francis, who was born on May 1, 1938, always lived in the family home. She was a 1956 graduate of East Boston High School and a graduate of Catherine Gibbs Secretarial School of Boston. She began her career with Stone & Webster as a data entry clerk and rose to the position of Superisor and Ofice Manager which she held for more than 26 years. The constant debility with chronic obstructive pulmonay disease necessitated her early retirement.
As a devoted daughter, sister, “AUNTIE,” cousin, niece and friend, Frances would want to be remembered as a devout and faithful member of her Roman Catholic Faith and a most practicing and proud parishioner of Sacred Heart Parish of East Boston. Her legacy arrives from the etraordinary exemplars of her mother’s family who were long time parishioners at the former Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church at Jeffries Point. For years Frances’ mother, Anna M. (Severino), was with her sisters in the direct operation and success of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Parish. Frances’ dear aunt, Rose Severino, was the “bench organist” at the church for over 50 years. Frances’ mom was a most gifted gown designer and custom dress maker. Her talents rendered many many altar linens and church vestments. Frances assisted her mother always with the sewing and final intricate detail work necessary for the completion of the many church linens and vestments. The generosity of the Gaeta family was not just confined to Mt. Carmel and Sacred Heart Parishes in East Boston but throughout the Archdiocese. Many of their gifts of linens, vestments, statuary etc. still grace the altars and sanctuaries of seminaries and convents throughout the North Shore area.
In spite of her own infirmity, Frances cared and nutured al the family members who have passed before her. She was the beloved daughter of the late Dante H. and Anna M. (Severino) Gaeta and the dear sister to the late Gerard C. “Sonny,” Alessandro L. “Alec,” Carmen A. and Dante H. Gaeta, Jr; the cherished aunt to Nanina C. Gaeta-Coletta and her husband, Edward J. of East Boston, Rosemary F. Murray of Revere, Alessandra Gaeta-Marrera and her husband, Miguel of Brockton, Gerard C. Gaeta of Connecticut, Dante Gaeta and his wife, Ksenia of Salem, MA, Regina Gaeta-Santoro and her husband, Derek of Eat Boston and the late Eugene A. Gaeta, US Navy and Thomas P. Murray; dear sister in law of Sally T. Gaeta and Martha A. Gaeta, both of East Boston and Jude Peterson-Gaeta of Maine and Florida. She was the loving grand aunt to Christopher E. Coletta and his wife Mavis of Baltimore, Maryland, Angela F. Coletta and her husband, Rick Acaved of East Boston, Eliabeth A. Gaeta-Sanders and her husband, Jason of Memphis, Tennessee, Kathryn R. and Rachel C. Murray, both of Revere, Gabriela D. Coletta of East Boston and the late Matthew T. Murray. She was the proud great grand aunt of Gianna, Jason and Alessandro and the most appreciative friend of Paul Verbanas of Burlington.
Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery in Everett. Remembrances may be made to the Restoration Fund at Sacred Heart Parish, 103 Paris St., East Boston Ma 02128. For additional information, please visit www.vertuccioandsmith.com
Daniel Johnson, Sr.
Retired Boston Police Officer
Daniel J. Johnson Sr. of Revere Beach, formerly of Winthrop, passed away at Massachusetts General Hospital on May 4. He was 93 years old.
Born in Boston, the beloved son of the late Margaret (Moss) and James Johnson, he was a Winthrop and Revere resident for many years and was a Boston Police Officer prior to his retirement.
He was the loving husband of Isabelle A. (LaRaia); devoted father of Daniel Johnson and his wife, Monica (DiGenio) of Melrose, Robert Johnson and his wife, Louise (Nattaliano) of Boxboro and the late James Johnson; the dear brother of Barbara Walsh of Milton, Alice Crasco of Fredericksburg, VA, James Johnson of Florida, Virginia Aliberti of Winthrop and the late Mildred Brown, Gertrude Conlin, Marguerite Burke and Mary Theresa Wright. He was also the loving grandfather of Adrienne, David, and Justine.
Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Ernest P. Caggiano and Son-O’Maley Funeral Home, Winthrop. Interment was in the Winthrop Cemetery.
To sign the online guestbook go to www.caggianofuneralhome.com.
Of Stoneham, formerly of Revere
Carol R. (Zaccone) Swanson of Stoneham, formerly of Revere, passed away May 2. She was 77 years old.
The beloved wife of Otto Swanson with whom she shared 55 years of marriage, she was the cherished daughter of the late Fortunato and Caroline (DeLuca) Zaccone; dear sister of Lorraine Lewis of Saugus, Richard Zaccone of Florida and the late Paul Zaccone; loving aunt of Karen Alexander, Loren Miccichi, Richard and Christian Zaccone.
Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, Revere. Interment was in Puritan Lawn Cemetery, Peabody. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Carol’s name to Sawtelle Family Hospice House, 607 North Ave, Suite 17, Wakefield, MA01880. For guest bookwww.vazzafunerals.com
Of East Boston
Anthony L DeSimone of Revere, formerly of East Boston, died unexpectedly on May 9 at the age of 38.
He was the loving son of Norina (Capone) and the late Antonio DeSimone, both of Revere, dear brother of Franco DeSimone of Revere, cherished uncle of Anthony Gabriell and Nicholas DeSimone and is also survived by many adored aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.
Family and friends will honor Anthony’s life by gathering on Friday, May 13 in the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home, 971 Saratoga St. (Orient Heights) East Boston from 4 to 8 p.m. and again at 8:30 Saturday morning before leaving in procession to St Anthony’s Church in Revere for a Funeral Mass in celebration of his life at 10 a.m. Services will conclude with Anthony being laid to rest in Oak Grove Cemetery, Medford. Funeral home is handicapped accessible, children’s lounge available, courtesy valet parking front entrance of funeral home. For complimentary transportation to funeral home, please call 617 569 0990. For more information: www.ruggieromh.com
Anthony Ancillo, Sr.
Winthrop Highway Department retiree
Anthony J. Ancillo, Sr. of Fenno Street, Revere, formerly of Winthrop, passed away at the McLean Hospital in Belmont on April 30. He was 78 years old.
Born in Revere, the beloved son of the late Mildred (Ianuzzi) and Amelio Ancillo, he was a resident of Winthrop for many years and worked for the Winthrop Highway Department prior to his retirement.
He was the devoted husband of the late Frances (Magee) and the loving father of Anthony J. Ancillo, Jr. and his wife, Stacey of Lincoln, Danielle Ancillo of Revere, Paul Ancillo of Winthrop and William P. Ancillo and his wife, Lucia of Winthrop. He was the dear brother of June Fiore of Lynn and the late John A. Ancillo, Sr. and Thomas J. Ancillo, the cherished grandfather of Adrianna, Olivia, Matthew, Robert, Biancca, Emily, Braylen, Nico and Roman.
Funeral arrangements were by the Ernest P. Caggiano and Son-O’Maley Funeral Home, Winthrop. Interment was in the Belle Isle section of Winthrop Cemetery.
To sign the online guestbook go to www.caggianofuneralhome.com.
US Postal Service retiree & member of Revere American Legion Post 61
William C.McGlinchey of Revere,, formerly of Charlestown, died on May 3 following a long illness. He was 70 years old.
A US Marine Corps. veteran of the Vietnam Era and a member of American Legion Post #61 of Revere, he was a retiree of U.S. Postal Service, retiring in 2001 after 30 years of service and a member of the U.S. Postal Service Union.
The beloved husband of 48 years to Annette C. (Baresi), he was the devoted father of William Anthony McGlinchey of Revere. dear brother of James McGlinchey of Tewksbury, Margaret L. “Peggy” Flynn and her husband, Thomas J. of Charlestown, Richard McGlinchey and his wife, Eileen of Chester, NH and the late Catherine “Kay” O’Neil, Charles, John and Daniel McGlinchey, Dorothy Cooper, Helen McLaughlin and Mary Murnane. He is also lovingly survived by many nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.
Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, Revere. Interment was private.