Obituaries 07-06-2016

Joseph D’Ambrosio

Commercial fisherman and outdoorsman; proud member of the NRA and Ducks Unlimited

Joseph A. D’Ambrosio died suddenly on June 28. He was 61 years old.

Born and raised in Revere, Joe attended Revere schools and was a graduate of Revere High School, Class of 1973.  All of his life, from when he was a young boy, Joe was an “Outdoorsman”. He learned his skills from his dear late father “Joe Dumpy” and he was in his element when he was hunting, fishing, clamming, etc. That was his passion.  For over 25 years, he owned and operated his own commercial fishing business. He captained his boat the “Andrea & the Angels.”  He loved being on the water and working hard was part of his character.  Joe later moved to the Berkshires, another place where he loved to spend time. He was a proud member of the N.R.A. and Ducks Unlimited.

He was the beloved son of the late Winifred (Prentice) D’Ambrosio and the late Joseph A. “Joe Dumpy” D’Ambrosio and his wife, Judith A. D’Ambrosio of Revere; devoted father of Joseph A. D’Ambrosio, III and his wife, Whitney A. of Everett, Andrea R. and Angelina M. D’Ambrosio, both of Melrose; cherished grandfather of Caleb A. D’Ambrosio and Ava Cozzolino; loving brother of Peter J. D’Ambrosio and his wife, Dawn, Jay A. D’Ambrosio and his wife, Lisa, all of Revere, Scott M. D’Ambrosio and his fiancée, Kerri Welch of Boxford and Shawn E. D’Ambrosio and his wife, Elizabeth of Chelmsford. He is also lovingly survived by his godson Peter D’Ambrosio, Jr. and his wife, Jennifer of Lynnfield and nephews Scott and Christopher, both of Boxford.

Funeral arrangements were by the Vertuccio and Smith Home for Funerals, Revere. Interment was in Puritan Lawn Memorial Cemetery, Peabody. In lieu of flowers. remembrances may be made to: Ducks Unlimited, Memorial Contributions, One Water Fowl Way, Memphis, TN 38120. For additional information, please visit

Josephine Harrington

Sebastian’s Restaurant proprietor

Josephine (DelGreco) Harrington, proprietor of Sebastian’s Restaurant and a lifelong resident of Revere, forever young at the age of 39, passed with peace and grace with her family by her side on June 28.

Josephine began her career at the State House Press Office where she worked closely with Governors Volpe and Sargent. A 30-year hiatus was taken to raise her four children. Shortly thereafter, Josephine threw her energies into Sebastian’s Restaurant where she commanded the dining room and forged many cherished relationships.

The daughter of the late Elio and Josephine DelGreco, she is survived by her loving husband of 47 years, Edward Harrington, devoted and fierce mother of Michael Harrington, Erin and Paul Yates, Shawna and Joseph Flaherty and Maura Harrington and Manuel Rivera.

As with most loving and kind moms comes a patient and strong woman and role model. She was a true heroine whose strength and independence was always on full display – to everyone without discrimination; especially to her grandchildren: Aidan, Sebastian, Joseph, Paul and Michael.  Josephine will be forever remembered by her siblings Rosemarie Pisano, Elio DelGreco, Joseph DelGreco, Elia Dell’Anno, Eleanora Diruzza, Peter Delgreco and Stefan Delgreco and the late Pasquale DelGreco, Salvatore DelGreco, and Gwendolyn Butler.

A Celebration of Life Mass will be held on Thursday, July 7 at 11 a.m. at Saint Anthony’s of Padua Church, Revere. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to:  Brain Injury Association of Massachusetts

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Efrain “Freddie” Rodriguez

Loved his guitar and Spanish Country music

Efrain ”Freddie” Rodriguez died on June 29 at his Revere home surrounded by his loving family after a long battle with cancer. He was 63 years old.

Born, raised and educated in Caguas, Puerto Rico. Freddie joined the U.S. Army during the Viet Nam Conflict and served overseas in Germany for several years before being honorably discharged. He settled in Revere, living with his aunt and uncle and working at their restaurant, P.J.’s in Revere. He later worked for Ruma Produce in Chelsea and later for New England weatherproofing. After becoming very knowledgeable and skillful in the roofing business, he secured a position with Corrolla Construction where he worked for the past 15 years until he was forced to stop working due to his declining health. Freddie also loved his guitar and listening to Spanish Country.

He was the devoted husband of 28 years of Ann C. (Vellucci) Rodriguez of Revere; loving father of Wendoly Rodriguez and her husband, Jesus Barriantos, Rosa E. Rodriguez, all of Puerto Rico and Freddie O. Rodriguez of Revere; cherished grandfather of Christian, Alexis, Noel, Yadiel, Januel and Zoe. He was the dear brother of nine siblings and is also lovingly survived by many, many nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, Revere. Interment was in Oak Grove Cemetery, Medford. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to St Jude Children’s Research Hospital, P.O. Box 1000 Dept. 142, Memphis, TN 38101-9908. For additional information, please visit

Roberta Morgan

Graduate of RHS, Class of 1971

Family and friends are invited to attend a Memorial Visitation on Saturday, July 9 from 12 noon to 3 p.m., in the Vertuccio and Smith Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Route 107) Revere for Roberta A. Morgan who died at Massachusetts General Hospital on Friday July 1. She was 63 years old. A funeral service will follow the visiting hours at 3:15 p.m. in the funeral home.

Born and raised in Revere, Roberta attended Revere public schools and is graduate of Revere High School, Class of 1971.  After high school, Roberta had a deep interest in theatre, so she pursued her passion and began taking acting classes in Boston.  She studied acting and realized her dream to become an actress and moved to New York City.  She attended acting schools in New York and was able to secure roles is several off Broadway plays. While in New York, she waitressed to earn a living for about 15 years. When she returned home to Revere, she remained working as a waitress in several of the local restaurants.  She worked at DeMaino’s restaurant for several years before failing health forced her to retire.

The devoted daughter of the late Robert J. Morgan, Sr. and Margurite (O’Brien) Morgan, she was the cherished mother of Everett Sherman of New Jersey; the loving sister of Robert J. Morgan, Jr and his wife, Raina, Adrienne M. Ferullo and James M. Morgan, all of Revere and the late William S. Morgan and Stephen J. Morgan; the adored niece of Dorothy LaRochelle of Chelsea and  the loving aunt of William Ferullo and his wife, Jessica of Braintree, Matthew Ferullo of Chicago, IL and Ryan Voss of Malden. She is also lovingly survived by many cousins.

 Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to St Jude Children’s Research Hospital, P.O. Box 1000 Dept. 142, Memphis, TN 38101-9908. For additional information, please visit

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