Obituaries 01-11-2017

Marion Curreri

Active in the Revere League for Special Needs

Marion (Vengren) Curreri of Revere passed away suddenly on January 6.

Marion loved spending time with her family at their cottage in Maine, especially with her grandchildren, where she enjoyed fishing, sunset cruises, hummingbird and eagle watching, long conversations on her hammock by the lake and family dinners. Marion was active in the Revere League for Special Needs and would attend daily Mass at St. Mary’s Church and Immaculate Conception Church.

She was the beloved wife of Jerome Curreri of Revere, devoted mother of Dave Curreri and his wife, Elaine of Middleton, Steve Curreri of Revere and Paul Curreri and his wife, Mary Beth of North Easton; dear sister of the late Ray Vengren and Jackie Reck and the cherished grandmother of Alex, Christina, Joseph, Daniel, Johnathan, Anthony and Patrick.  She is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.

Her Funeral will be held from the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, 128 Revere St, Revere today, Wednesday, January 11 at 9 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in the Immaculate Conception Church at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends are kindly invited.  Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Marion’s name to the Revere League for Special Needs, 200 Winthrop Ave, Revere, MA 02151. For guest book, visit:

Albert ‘Al’ Pierni

“The kid from Revere Street” – co-owned United Super Markets

Albert “Al” Pierni, a lifelong resident of Revere, died at the age of 100 on January 6.

Al served his country in the United States Army during World War II and was recipient of the Good Conduct Medal GO 23 Hq Sp Trp 44, Presidential Unit Citation with Star GO 67 Hq Amer Div 43, American Defense Service Medal, Asiatic Pacific Theater Campaign Ribbon, and the Phillippine Liberation Ribbon with 1 Bronze Star GO 23 Hq USAFFE.

Al and his brothers owned and operated the United Super Market in Revere and also the Lynn location after its move from Revere.  He coined himself the “The kid from Revere Street” having a street sign hanging in the house stating just that.

Al enjoyed his time in Florida and for the last 30 years he spent half of the year there where he enjoyed walking the beach and meeting new people.   He completed a business course at Harvard and found his love for the stock market often giving family members advice on what they should do.

Albert spent much of his free time golfing and was a member of the Tedesco Country Club in Marblehead.  He loved his Boston sports teams and would go to a game when the opportunity came. He had a strong faith and enjoyed going to church.

Last December Al celebrated his 100th birthday when more than 50 family members came to share their love for him.  Al was a very proud uncle and was pleased with the accomplishments of his family. He will be sorely missed by his family.

He was the dear son of the late Theodore and Amelia (Santosuosso); cherished brother of Jean LeDonne and her late husband, Arthur and the late Carl, Rose Parisi, Arthur, Ernest, Theodore and Caroline Cella.  He is also survived by his sister in law, Mary Pierni and by many loving nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews, and great great nieces and great great nephews.

 Funeral arrangements were by the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, Revere. Interment was in Holy Cross Cemetery.  For guest book, please visit

Joan Silverman

Well known area interior designer and family matriarch

Joan (Maurice) Silverman of Revere died on January 3.

Joan was a well known area Interior Designer. Her business was Boutique Décor located in Saugus for many years. Joan loved entertaining  family at her home on Trifone Road  for pool parties and cook outs. As the family got larger and she got older, she continued to get the family together for special occasions at the best restaurants in the area. She will be remembered with love and respect for her role as the Family Matriarch.

She was the beloved wife of the late Abraham; devoted mother of Rose Marie Colarusso of Florida and the late Angela Lewis; loving grandmother, great grandmother, and great great grandmother of 19; cherished sister of the late Rose Melanson and Joseph Maurice and dear aunt of Fran Wade, Rose Anne Kwaks and Jimmy Melanson.

Funeral arrangements were by the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, Revere.   In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the charity of one’s choice. For guest book, please visit

Madeline DiModica

Former Revere resident

Madeline DiModica, formerly of Revere, died on January 5 at the age of 97.

The beloved wife of the late Frank Phillip DiModica, she was the cherished mother of Phillip DiModica, loving grandmother of Bartholemew Frank DiModica and Miles Jamal DiModica.  Madeline is also survived by many dear nieces and nephews.

A graveside service was held for Madeline on Tuesday January 10 at Holy Cross Cemetery.   Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, Revere. For guest book, please visit

Richard Caprio


Richard R. Caprio of Saugus, formerly of East Boston, passed away on December 27. He was 64 years old.

Richard was a teacher for almost two decades teaching at Revere High School, Savio

Prep School in East Boston and as a professor at Newbury College in Brookline.

He was the son of the late John and Frances (Vadala) Caprio and the brother of the late John Caprio. Richard is survived by his wife, Faith (Taylor.) He was the brother in law of Inez and Joseph Cole, Scott and Nancy Prag and loving uncle to his nephews and nieces: John Caprio, Christopher and Meghan Caprio, Jason and Heather Cole, Pamela Cole, Jenny Prag and five great nieces. He also leaves several aunts, uncles and cousins.

A memorial visitation will be held Thursday, January 12 between the hours of 4 and 8 p.m. in Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, 262 Beach St., Revere. No flowers please. Your remembrances will mean much more. For guest book and directions:

Domenic ‘Dom’ Grieco

Truck Driver

Domenic “Dom” Grieco of Revere died on January 8.

Domenic was a truck driver for G & J and American Towing.  He loved the outdoors, spending time fishing on his boat and hunting trips to Pennsylvania.  Dom was a great cook who enjoyed cooking for family and friends.  The family will miss the Sunday dinners he cooked for them.

He was the beloved companion of Stephanie Perry of Revere; dear father of Domenic Grieco Jr. and his girlfriend, Mallory Laughy and Dakota Grieco, all of Revere and the cherished grandfather of Candace, Michael, Domenic III and Brynn.  He is also survived by his cat, Fatty and by many cousins.

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, 128 Revere St., Revere MA 02151.  A visitation will be held in Dom’s name on Saturday, January 14 from 12 noon to 2 p.m. followed by a Memorial Service at 2 p.m. Relatives and friends are kindly invited. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Animal Humane Society, Donor Services Department, 845 Meadow Lane N, Golden Valley, MN 55422. For guest book, please visit

Norma MacMullen Lord

Retired Revere High School Home Economics Teacher

Norma MacMullen Lord, a long-time resident of Marblehead, passed away on December 31 at Brooksby Village in Peabody at the age of 89.

Born in Brooklyn, NY, the daughter of the late Ross A. and Annie Laurie (Holt) MacMullen.

Norma was raised and educated in Yonkers, NY and was a graduate of Roosevelt High School with the Class of 1945. She went on to attend Cedar Crest College in Allentown, PA where she earned her Bachelor’s degree in Home Economics in 1949. She earned her Master’s degree in Home Economics Education from Framingham State College in She married Daniel F. Lord in New York on April 8, 1950 and settled in Marblehead. The couple spent over 56 years in marriage until Daniel’s passing in May of 2006.

Norma spent time as a homemaker; raising and caring for her family, until going to work in Revere High School as a Home Economics teacher. She dedicated 26 years of her life to teaching, until her retirement in 1994.

Norma was a member of the Old North Church in Marblehead, where she was also a 50 year member of the church choir. She was a member of the American Sewing Guild, the American Home Economics Association and the Council on Aging. Her later years found her volunteering many hours to cooking for the homeless in a Salem homeless shelter.

Norma leaves her children: Karen L. Cunningham and her husband, William, of Pittsfield, ME, Jonathan K. Lord and his wife, Jane (Cox) of Savage, MN, and Alan Lord and Trisha Petrozzelli of Salem, NH: six grandchildren: James D. Lord, Ross A. Lord, Alexander G. Cunningham, Kira E. Lord, Meredith R. Lord, and Connor M. Lord; four great grandchildren: Caleb H. Lord, Andrew M. Lord, Wyatt N. Lord and Kateleigh R. Lord, a brother-in-law, Edward Putzier, and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. In addition to her parents and husband, Norma was preceded in death by her siblings: Jean Putzier and William H. MacMullen.

A Memorial service will be held on May 6 at the Old North Church, 35 Washington

Street, Marblehead. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Norma’s name to the Old North Church Music Fund, 8 Stacey St, Marblehead, MA, 01945. Arrangements are by Eustis and Cornell of Marblehead. Guestbook available at

Jeanne Mastronardi Coffey

Of Florida, formerly of Revere

Jeanne (Mastronardi) Coffey, 68, currently of Florida but formerly of Revere, passed away January 3, 2017, after a valiant struggle with breast cancer.  She is survived by her beautiful and devoted daughter, Merilyn Anne Coffey, now of Charlotte, NC and Meri’s dad, William Coffey of Nahant, and by her siblings: Merilyn Mastronardi-Yianacopolus of Lynnfield, Ronald Mastronardi of Framingham, Anne Mastronardi of Florida and the late John (Jack) Mastronardi and his wife, Jeannie, of Georgia.

 She was predeceased by her dear mother, Dorothy (DePietro) Mastronardi and her most beloved father, Anthony Domenic Mastronardi.  She leaves many loving cousins, nieces, nephews, in-laws and dear friends with whom she shared many fun times.

Jeanne had been a teacher in the Revere School System for over 30 years.  Upon retirement, she moved to Florida where she relished in a tropical lifestyle, enjoying it all–the warm weather, sunny days, beaches and balmy breezes.  She was always an active person–she had studied dance, taught exercise classes, worked out regularly and was in great shape right up to the end.  She continued that level of activity in Florida with daily swimming, exercising in general and dancing of all kinds, but especially Line Dancing, at which she excelled.

Another of her interests was The Patriots football team, whom she followed closely and at times critically.  She was an ardent fan, to say the least, and was particularly passionate about Tom Brady.

She was an attentive listener and had wonderfully deep conversations with her relatives and friends and was also actively involved in the political scene, especially last year’s combative election.  She provided astute commentary on various candidates, issues and controversies.  Her wise and thought-provoking comments, posted on social media, were excellent and will be sorely missed.

She had a sunny outlook and lots of energy and was always fun to be around.  She enjoyed traveling,   particularly to Europe and especially to Italy, where she had many wonderful adventures.  She was loved and admired by all and will be greatly missed.

The family is planning a summer Celebration of Life for Jeanne at a time and place yet to be decided.


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