Obituaries 12-28-2016

Karen Morgan

Worked at Prince Pizzeria and Citizens Bank

Karen Morgan of Revere passed away after a battle with cancer on Friday, December 23 surrounded by her family.

Born in Lynn, Karen was the daughter of Thomas Morgan and Barbara (Gardyna). She was raised in Lynn and lived in Revere for the past 30 years. She worked at Prince Pizzeria for many years and at Citizens Bank for the last decade. Karen loved spending summers at Grandview Campground in Rochester, New Hampshire and cherished spending time with her grandkids.

She was the beloved wife of Mucci Martocchio of Revere and the cherished mother of Brian Abcunas and his wife, Colleen of Wakefield and Lindsay West and her husband, Derek, of Durham, North Carolina; the dear sister of Donna Sano and her husband, Jeff, of Salem, Mike Morgan and his wife, Kathy, of Lynn and the late Thomas Morgan and his surviving wife, Linda, of Revere. Karen is also survived by her beautiful grandchildren: Sam, Harry, and Teddy Abcunas and by many loving nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons, Bruno Funeral Home, Revere.  In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Karen’s name to the New England Center for Children, Attn: Support NECC, 33 Turnpike Rd, Southborough, MA 01772 in support of children with autism. Interment was private. For guest book, please visit

Evelyn Reardon

Social woman with a great sense of humor; member of many organizations

Evelyn F. (Coughlin) (Duffy) Reardon of Peabody died Friday morning surrounded by her loving family following a brief illness.  She was 91 years old.

The devoted wife of the late Patrick Reardon and Lawrence Duffy, she was born in Somerville, the daughter of the late Daniel and Mary (Hurley) Coughlin. Raised and educated in Somerville, she later lived in Melrose and has spent the last 30 years living in Peabody.

Evelyn had a tremendous sense of humor and was very social.  She belonged to many organizations and enjoyed bowling with the ladies from Our Lady of Assumption in Lynnfield.

She is survived by her son, Joseph Duffy of Revere, her two daughters, Denise and her

husband, James Gianola and Geraldine Duffy, all of Peabody, her step sons, Stephen,

Patrick, and Terence Reardon, all of Revere, her step daughter, Mariregis Fusco of

Stoneham, and she is also survived by her beloved three grandchildren: Joseph Gianola of Henderson, NV, Michael Gianola of Melrose and Alexander Perch of Peabody.  She was predeceased by her siblings, Daniel Coughlin, Helen Murphy and Margaret White.

Her funeral will be held on Thursday at 10 a.m. at the Conway, Cahill-Brodeur Funeral Home, 82 Lynn St., Peabody followed by her Funeral Mass at 11 a.m. at St. Adelaide’s Church, Lowell Street, Peabody to which relatives and friends are kindly invited.  Visiting hours will be held today, Wednesday, from 4 to 8 p.m. Burial will be in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden.  Expressions of sympathy can be made in her name  to St. Adelaide’s Building Fund, 708 Lowell St., Peabody, MA 01960.  For directions  and on-line obituary, visit:

Jane Brunelle

Well known area church music director

Family and friends are invited to attend visiting hours on Saturday, December 31 beginning at 8:30 a.m. in the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Route 107) Revere for Jane M. (Sartori) Brunelle who died on Friday, December 23 at Penacook Place, Haverhill following a long and debilitating illness. She was 80 years old.

Her funeral will be conducted from the Funeral Home on Saturday following the visitation with a Funeral Mass to be celebrated in the Immaculate Conception Church (Corner of Beach Street and Winthrop Avenue) Revere at 11 a.m.

Born and raised in East Boston, Mrs Brunelle was a graduate of Fitton Central High School, Class of 1954. She continued to Emanuel College where she received her Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education in 1958. She returned to Emanuel College in the 1980’s for her Master’s Degree in Music Education.

For many years, Jane was a most popular childrens’ piano teacher from her home in Beachmont. In the late seventies and until 1999, she worked for the Archdiocese of Boston as a choir director and parish music director. Her full love for performance was at her parish home of Our Lady of Lourdes Church in Beachmont Revere where she would spend more than 20 years founding and directing a “Childrens’ Choir” and was their closing director until the parish was suppressed. She also experienced interim appointments to the Immaculate Conception Parish of Revere, St. Joseph’s Parish of Malden, St. Mary-Star of the Sea Parish of East Boston, St. Joseph-St. Lazarus Church of Orient Heights, East Boston and the Church of the Incarnation of Melrose.

Mrs. Brunelle was the beloved wife for 59 years to Frederick J. “Keith” Brunelle; the devoted mother to Stephen E. Brunelle and his wife, Ellen of Kingston, NH, Brian E Brunelle and his wife, Patricia L. of Peabody, Kathleen M. Brunelle and her wife, Kathy DiFraia of Amesbury and Jacqueline M. DeSpirito and her husband, Michael of Winthrop. She was the dear sister to: James G. Sartori and his wife, Rosemarie of Lynnfield and Paul J. Sartori and his wife, Joanne of Andover. She is also survived by 11 grandchildren, three great grandchildren and by many nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.

Interment will be held privately. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 480 Pleasant St., Watertown, MA 02471. For additional information, please visit:

Marilyn Piretti

Of East Boston and Revere

Marilyn A. Piretti of East Boston and Revere passed away on Sunday, December 18 after a long illness. She was 72 years old.

Born on January 23, 1944, the daughter of the late Louis O. and Mary ( DeLorenzo) Piretti, she was employed by the State of Massashuetts.

She is survived by her loving brother, Ronnie and was predeceased by Louis, Jr. and Rose Piretti Bowes. She is also survived by many loving cousins, the Fiorino’s, Bondi’s, Dinarello’s and DeMaria’s; who remember her kindness to them.

Funeral arrangements were by Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, Revere.

Inurnment private.  For online guest book:

Nicholas Addario

Formerly of  Revere

Nicholas “NickyBoss” Addario  (“NickyBoss”), 67, of Nashua NH formerly of Revere and Lynnfield passed away on December 22 with his son and loved ones by his side after a lengthy battle with cancer. Born on November 5, 1949, beloved father of Nicholas Addario Jr. and step-father of Anthony Bozzella, son of the late Mary (Caruso) and Carmen Addario, Nicky is survived by his son Nicholas Jr. And brother Steven, he leaves behind numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, great nieces and great nephews which he loved very much. Nicky was an avid car builder and Drag race fanatic, from people trying to catch him down Lynn marsh road in his ‘69 Boss 302 to growing up with him as a father and having every weekend being filled with some kind of high octane fun up at New England dragway with the family, are memories that will be cherished forever. We would like to send a very special thanks to Susan Petrigno O’Connell of Dracut, who was an amazing best friend and caretaker for Nicky through the last years of his life, she was truly a blessing to Nicky. Relatives and friends are invited to a celebration of Nicky’s life at Breakaway, 221 Newbury St. Danvers Ma. On Saturday, January 7th at 6:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, please bring your best memories of Nicky.

Richard Ricciardi

Mass. Department of Transportation Civil Engineer, licensed real estate broker and race horse owner

Richard G. Ricciardi, affectionately known by his family and friends as “Greco,” passed away at home surrounded by his loving family on December 23. He was 70 years old.

Richard had a passion for race horses which ran at Suffolk Downs Race Track and which he owned for many years.. He graduated from Wentworth College in Boston with a Bachelors Degree, and worked for the Massachusetts Dept. of Transportation as a Civil Engineer. He was also a licensed real estate broker.

The beloved husband of Rena F. (Piccinni) Ricciardi, he was born in Winthrop but grew up in Beachmont, Revere, the son of the late Dominic C.F. and Jennie (Ricciardi) Ricciardi. He was the devoted stepfather of Jesse Deveau and his wife, Brianna of East Boston and Joshua Deveau and his wife, Sueheitie of Brockton; adored grandfather of Jesse Marie, Juliana, Gianna, Sophia and William. He is also survived by many cousins and friends.

Visiting hours will be held in the Maurice W. Kirby Funeral Home, 210 Winthrop St., Winthrop on Thursday, December 29 from 4 to 8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital 501 St. Jude Pl. Memphis, TN. 38105 or to the National Kidney Foundation 85 Astor Ave. Norwood, MA. 02062. For guestbook and directions, please visit,

Florence Gardner

Of Revere

Florence (Santangelo) Gardner of Revere died on December 3.

She was the beloved daughter of the late Giuseppe Santangelo  and Anna (Fucitola and devoted mother of the late Andrea Gardner.  Florence was preceded in death by her many dear siblings and is survived by many loving nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, Revere. Interment was at Woodlawn Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Florence’s name to the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen St, Framingham, MA 01701 or All Care Hospice, 210 Market St, Lynn, MA 01901.  For guest book please visit:

Walter Day, Jr.

Longtime Beachmont School crossing guard

Late member of Teamsters Local 25 and crossing guard at the Beachmont School

Walter I. Day, Jr. of Revere, formerly of East Boston, passed away peacefully on December 21 surrounded by his loving family.

A late member of Teamsters Local 25 and a longtime crossing guard at the Beachmont School, he was the beloved husband of more than 54 years to Julia R. (Colonna) Day; devoted father of Karin Day of Lynn, Debra Leary and her husband, Kenneth of Revere, Daniel Day Sr. and his companion, Lisa Serpa of Lynn; cherished grandfather of Kenneth Leary and Daniel Day.

In accordance with the wishes of the Day family, funeral services were private. In honor of Mr. Day and in lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Care Dimensions, 75 Sylvan Street, Suite B-102, Danvers, MA 01923. For more information please visit Arrangements under the personal care of Ruggiero Family Memorial Home, 971 Saratoga Street, (Orient Heights) East Boston.

Charles Spellman

Dealt in sales and distribution of high technology electrical motors

Family and friends are invited to attend visiting hours on Thursday, December 29 from 4 to 8 p.m. in the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Route 107) Revere for Charles J. Spellman who passed away following a long illness at the Sawtelle Family Hospice of Reading on Friday evening, December 23. His funeral will be conducted from the funeral home on Friday, December 30 at 9:30 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in the Immaculate Conception Church (corner of Beach Street and Winthrop Avenue) Revere at 10:30 a.m.

Mr. Spellman was raised and educated in Revere and was a 1958 graduate of Revere High School. He was also an alumnus of MIT. He spent a six month stint with the US Air Force from January to June of 1963 as an Airman 3rd Class during the Vietnam Era.

A majority of his working career was with the sale and distribution of High Technology Electrical Motors selling to facilities and institutions. For about eight years, he operated his own company “C-Motion” of North Reading until he retired in 2005.

For more than 47 years, Charles and his family lived in North Reading where he was most active in coaching softball and youth soccer. He and his wife of 53 years, Judith A. (Cosco) Spellman returned to Revere, three years ago.

In addition to his wife, he leaves three children: James C. Spellman and his wife, Heather of Derry, NH, Craig A. Spellman and his wife, Sinead Healy of Methuen and Lynne M. Spellman and her husband, Paul Roges of Somerville. He is the cherished grandfather of: Rachel E. Spellman and Jacob S. Spellman, both of Derry, NY and Clara H. and Adam C. Spellman, both of Methuen. He was the brother of the late Andrew Spellman.

Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Sawtelle Family Hospice, 120 Haverhill St. Reading, MA 01867. For additional information, please visit:


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