Palma DeSimone of Revere died on April 16.
The beloved wife of the late Generosso DeSimone, she was the loving daughter of the late John and Angelina (LaPlaca) DiPerri; devoted mother of Donna DeJulio and her husband, Gary of Woburn, John DeSimone and his wife, Susan of Revere and Diana Broadford and Richard Burg of Revere; dear sister of the late Sammy DiPerri; cherished grandmother of John DeSimone, Gary DeJulio, Christina Catalfamo, Janelle DeJulio, Daniel Broadford and the late Michael Broadford and loving great grandmother of John DeSimone, Joseph DeSimone, Anthony Catalfamo, Guilianna DeJulio, Jaxen Catalfamo and Angelina Catalfamo. She is also survived by nieces and nephews.
Her Funeral will be held from the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, 128 Revere St, Revere today, Wednesday, April 19 at 9 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St Anthony’s Church at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends are kindly invited. Interment will be in Holy Cross Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 480 Pleasant St, Watertown, MA 02472. For guest book, please visit: www.Buonfiglio.com.
Louis ‘Big Lou’ Oliviera
Of Revere, formerly of East Boston
Louis “Big Lou” Olivieri of Revere, formerly of East Boston, died on April 15 after a valiant seven-year battle with cancer.
He was the beloved husband of 50 years to Marie Olivieri (Scimone); devoted father of Lisa Bertolino of Peabody and Louis Olivieri, Jr. and his wife, Leigh Ann of Swampscott; cherished grandfather of Frank J Bertolino III, Bianca Bertolino, Louis J Olivieri III, Andrew and Robert Olivieri and dear brother of Mario Olivieri of East Boston, Nancy Olivieri of Italy and the late Frank Olivieri. He is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.
His Funeral will be held from the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, 128 Revere St, Revere on Saturday April 22 at 9 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St Anthony’s Church at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends are kindly invited. Visitation will be on Friday from 4 to 8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Hematology and Bone Marrow Transplant Program, 330 Brookline Ave, Boston, MA 02215. Private Interment. For guest book, please visit www.Buonfiglio.com.
Joseph Green, Jr.
Former Federal Express employee
Joseph Green, Jr., a lifelong resident of Revere, died unexpectedly on Saturday, April 8 after being stricken and taken to Whidden Memorial Hospital of Everett. He was 57 years old.
Although Joseph was born in Delaware, he came to live in Revere as a young boy and was a 1977 graduate of Revere High School. He had a fourteen-year career with Federal Express as a truck driver. He continued on with his career until health issues took hold and he was forced into early disability.
He was the son of the late Joseph Green, Sr. and Gladys T. (Vetree) Green; adored and beloved husband to Lynda A. (McKinnon) Green; the cherished father of Joseph Green and his wife, Amanda of Revere, John R. McKinnon, Lynda L. McKinnon, all of Revere, John J. McKinnon and his wife, Amanda of Menifee, CA. and Jacqueline Cavallo and her husband, David of Londonderry, NH; the dear brother of Dorothy I. Allen and her husband, Edward of Lawrence, John J. Green and his wife, Lizbeth of Revere and David B. Green and his wife, Kristin of Somerset, New Jersey. Joe is also lovingly survived by his eight grandchildren; Emily, Bianca, Arianna, Travis, Vincent, Angelo, Abigail and the late, Agostino.
Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, Revere. Interment was private. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the charity of one’s choice. For more information, visit: www.vertuccioandsmith.com.
Francis ‘Frank’ Leonard
Boston newspaper retiree
Francis C. “Frank” Leonard of Revere died following a long illness at the Bedford Veterans’ Hospital on Holy Saturday, April 15. He was 94 years old.
Born in Chelsea, he was raised and educated in Revere and graduated from Revere High School, Class of 1940. Frank joined the U.S. Army in June of 1943 and served until December 29, 1945. All of his career was spent in and around the newspaper business. Over the years, Frank worked for all of the Boston Newspapers (Boston Globe, The Herald-Traveler, The Boston Post and The Record American). He retired from the Boston Globe as a supervisor in the bundling department at 70 years of age.
He was the husband of the late Thelma F. (Trites) Leonard who died on December 25, 1997; the devoted father of Muriel A. DeLuccia and her husband, Paul V. of Reading and the late Frank Leonard; the cherished grandfather of Michelle I. Fisher and her husband, David Fisher of Burlington, Christopher M. Gillis and his fiancée, Lauryn Trentsch of Revere and Rory C. Gillis and his wife, Jennifer of Lynnfield. He is also lovingly survived by five great-grandchildren: Lacey, Spencer and Bailey Gillis and Samantha and Deacon Fisher. He was the brother of the late John “Jack” Leonard and Edward Leonard. Several nieces and nephews also survive him.
Family and friends are invited to attend visiting hours on Friday, April 21 from 10 a.m. to 12 noon in the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Rte. 107), Revere. His funeral service will be conducted in the funeral home following the visitation at 12:15 p.m., followed by interment in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett.
In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Patient’s Activities Fund at the Edith N. Rogers Memorial Veterans Hospital, 200 Springs Rd. Bedford, MA 01730. For additional information, please visit www.vertuccioandsmith.com.
Frank Belmonte, Sr.
Former Proprietor of Belmonte Truck Service of Melrose
Frank A. Belmonte, Sr., a long time Revere resident and former proprietor of Belmonte Truck service of Melrose, died unexpectedly while wintering in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. He was 77 years old.
Born in Winthrop, he was raised and educated in Revere, graduating from Revere High School, Class of 1957. He served with the US Marine Corps at the end of the Korean Conflict, through December of 1959. He was a proud member of the Marine Corps League of Watertown for many years. He also was a member of the Melrose Elks Lodge, the Winthrop Yacht Club, the Sons of Italy-Port Charlotte Fl. Lodge. Most of his working career was spent in the auto mechanic repair and servicing industry. From 1976 to 2003, he owned and operated his own garage, Belmonte Truck
Service of Melrose. For the past five years, Frank has wintered in Florida and summered in Warwick, Rhode Island.
He was the beloved husband of the late Kathleen A. (Connolly) Belmonte who passed on August 3, 2011; the cherished father of Kathleen A. Rolli and her husband, Joseph of Stoneham, Barbara M. Hoffman and her husband, Howard of Danvers, Frank A. Belmonte, Jr. and his wife, Laura of Londonderry N.H., Joseph J. Belmonte and his wife, Kimberly of Franklinton, No. Carolina, Larraine V. Elliott and her husband, Robert of Haverhill and Scott E. Belmonte of Kingston, NH; the devoted grandfather of Leah D., Brittany E. and Meredith S. Hoffman, all of Danvers, Frank A. Belmonte, III of Londonderry, NH., Nicholas J. Rolli of Stoneham, Cameron J. and Caitlyn J. Belmonte, both of Franklinton, No. Carolina and Brendan S. Elliott of Bradford; the dear brother of Anne M. Belmonte of Methuen and the late Gerald Belmonte. He is also lovingly survived by his loving companion, Irene Bastien of Warwick, R.I., his sister-in-law, Patricia Belmonte of Merrimac, NH and by several nieces and nephews.
Family and friends are invited to attend visiting hours today, Wednesday, April 19 from 4 to 8 p.m. in the Vertuccio & Smith, Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Rte. 107) Revere. His funeral will be conducted from the funeral home on Thursday, April 20 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. Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Relay for Life – American Cancer Society, 30 Speen St. Framingham, MA 01701 (www.cancer.org) or to the Avon 39 by visiting www.avon39.org and donating to Participant #741763: Leah Hoffman. For additional information, please visit www.vertuccioandsmith.com.
Maria (D’Angelo) Padovani of Lake Suzy, Florida, formerly of Stoneham, died on April 14.
The beloved wife of the late Mario Padovani, she was the devoted mother of Anthony Padovani and his late wife, JoAnne of Stoneham, Nicholas Padovani of Salem, Alceo Padovani and his wife, Beatrice of Florida, Walter Padovani and his wife, Carmelina of Lynnfield and Roger Padovani of North Reading; dear sister of Theresa Tenaglia and her late husband Domenic of Florida and the late Philip D’Angelo. She was the cherished grandmother of six and loving great grandmother of three.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, 128 Revere St, Revere. A prayer service for Maria will be held at the Woodlawn Mausoleum on Thursday, April 20 at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends are kindly invited. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-1905. For guest book, please visit www.Buonfiglio.com
Shawmut Bank retiree; sincere and proud Roman Catholic
Doris M. (Fabian) McCarthy of Beachmont Revere passed unexpectedly on Holy Thursday, April 13 at the Chelsea Jewish Nursing Home following a brief illness. She was 96 years old.
Born and raised in Revere, she was a 1938 graduate of Revere High School. Mrs. McCarthy had a 25-year career with Shawmut Bank of Boston and later at the Shawmut Bank of Revere as a bookkeeper. She lived in the Beachmont section of Revere for most of her life and was a devotee of the former Our Lady of Lourdes Church. She was a lector, an instructor for the Confraternity of Christian Doctrine, a founding member of the Ladies Sodality, a member of The Boston Chapter of the Third Order of St. Francis and, for many years, she also volunteered at the church rectory as a secretary and portress. She would be most honored to be referred to as a sincere and proud Roman Catholic. Mrs. McCarthy was also an exemplary Boston Sports Fan, the Red Sox being her top favorite.
She was the beloved wife of the late Charles H. McCarthy, Sr., who died on September 14, 1991; the cherished mother of: Retired Chief Master Sgt. Charles H. McCarthy, Jr., USAF and his wife, Charlene of Palm Harbor, Florida, Mary A. Lewis and her husband, Ron of Venice, Florida, Ann Marie McCarthy and Eileen E. McCarthy, both of Revere and John P McCarthy and his wife, Cynthia of Lynn; the devoted grandmother of: Ann Marie Folk of Tampa, Florida, Eileen Bennett of Shreveport, LA, Charles McCarthy of Valencia, CA, Jennifer Goodson of Portsmouth, NH, Dr. Heidi Goodson of Philadelphia, PA, Lauren Collinson of Boston, Kathleen McCarthy of Cambridge, Sean McCarthy and Maryanne McCarthy, both of Lynn and Ryan McCarthy of Salem. She was also the dear sister to: Phyllis Lee of Norfolk, VA, Barbara Ventola of Buck’s County, Pennsylvania and the late Frank and Carl Fabian, Jr., Beatrice Cortese, Alice Longo and Edith Palmer. She is also lovingly survived by 11 great grandchildren, her great great granddaughter, Charlie-Marie, her faithful caregiver, Diane Remick of Chelsea, many nieces, nephews, grand nieces and grand nephews.
Family and friends are invited to attend a funeral in the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Route 107) Revere today, April 19 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. Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to: Dana Farber Cancer Institute Division of Development and the Jimmy Fund, P.O. Box 649168, Boston, MA 02284-9168. For additional information, please visit: www.vertuccioandsmith.com.