Obituaries 05-24-2017

Romolo DiFabio

Worked at Louis Clothing in Boston for many years

Romolo DiFabio of Revere passed away at home on May 20. He was 89 years old.

Romolo, who worked at Louis Clothing in Boston for many years, was the beloved husband of Grace (DiPaola); devoted father of Joseph DiFabio and his wife, Doreen of Moultonborough, NH and Robert DiFabio of Revere; dear brother of Derna DiFabio of Italy and cherished grandfather of Joseph, Robert, Andrew and Nicholas.  He is also survived by loving nieces and nephews.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to the Hallmark Health Hospice for their loving care and support.

A visitation will be held at the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, 128 Revere St, Revere today, Wednesday, May 24 from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. followed by Funeral Mass at St. Mary of the Assumption Church at 11 a.m. Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Alzheimer’s Association Massachusetts Chapter, 480 Pleasant St, Watertown, MA 02472. For guest book, please visit

Carmella Laezza

Active person with many interests

Carmella M (Sorendino) Laezza of Revere, formerly of East Boston and Lynnfield, passed away peacefully at the Kaplan Family House. She was 75 years old.

She graduated from Fitton High School in East Boston where she made lifelong friends who were extremely close until this day…her YaYa sisters met regularly and she considered them family.

Camille, was very creative. She loved to sew and decorate…..loved to dress well and was a wonderful dancer….she was an active person with many interests.

The daughter of the late Joseph and Lucy Sorendino, she was the loving mother of Keith J Laezza and his wife, Michelle of North Andover and Pamela F Bunker and her husband, Rodney of Chilmark, MA; sister of Margaret Rubano of Revere and the cherished grandmother of Samantha and Emma Bunker and Nick Laezza.

Funeral arrangements were by Vazza’s Beechwood Funeral Home, Revere. A service in Camille’s honor was held in our Chapel of the Resurrection and her burial is scheduled for July 6 at Woodlawn Cemetery,

Everett at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Kaplan Family Hospice House, 75 Sylvan St. Danvers, Ma 01923.

Daniel J. Doherty

Retired Revere Fire Chief; RHS Alumnus of 1964

Vietnam Navy Veteran

Family & friends are invited to attend Visiting Hours on Thursday, May 25th from 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the Vertuccio & Smith, Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Route 107) REVERE, for Retired Revere Fire Chief, Daniel J. Doherty, who passed unexpectedly on Saturday, May 20th at the Lahey Clinic of Burlington. His funeral will be held on Friday May 26th from the funeral home at 9:30 a.m., followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Richard of Chichester Church, 90 Forest St., DANVERS at 11:00 a.m.

An alumnus of Revere High School, Class of 1964, he lived in Revere before moving to Danvers several years ago. He entered the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam Era on March 24, 1966 & served until March 23, 1972. Dan joined the ranks of Revere’s finest (the Revere Fire Department) & served for over 35 years. His tenure as Fire Chief from 1995-2001, ended with retirement. He was a member of the Retired Revere Fire Chiefs, the International Association of Fire Chiefs, the Metro Fire Chiefs “Embers” & the Revere Firefighters Local 926. A recent conversation with Dan, revealed how very much pleased he was for his service to his country during Vietnam but also for the 35 years plus, with the Revere Fire Department. He was the recipient of an Associates Degree in Fire Science & an Associates Degree in Electrical Engineering from North Shore Community College. On off-time, he was an avid golfer, strictly enforcing the rules & regulations of the game.

He is the beloved husband of 50 years to Marjorie A. “Marge” (Rollins) Doherty & the cherished father of Cheryl A. Lenkauskas & her husband Michael of Danvers & the late Jason D. Doherty. He is the devoted son to Marie B. (Oliver) Doherty of Saugus & the late Ret. Revere Firefighter John J. “Chickie” Doherty. He is the adoring grandfather to Daniel J. Arnold of New Haven, CT & Sarah E. Arnold of Danvers. He is also the dear brother of John J. “Jackie” Doherty, Jr. & his wife Diane of Tarpan, FL, Donna M. Marrotta & her husband Alfred of Saugus & Doreen P. Carolan of Revere. He is also lovingly survived by his cousin Ret. Revere Fire Chief Eugene W. “Gene” Doherty & his wife Michelle M. of Point of Pines, Revere and many other cousins, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, grand-nieces, grand-nephews and his extended family of Revere firefighters. Remembrances may be made to the Pine Street Inn, 434-444 Harrison Ave. Boston, MA 02118 or to any Drug Recovery Program. Please visit

June Kinnally

Raytheon retiree and longtime active member of Revere Lodge of Elks #171June (McLeod) Kinnally of Revere died unexpectedly following a brief illness at Boston’s Massachusetts General Hospital on May 17. She was 69 years old and she died just 11 days shy of her 70th birthday.

Born in Chelsea, she lived in Revere for her entire life. She was a 1964 graduate of Revere High School and worked for Raytheon Corp. as an assemble manager for more than 15 years.

She was the wife of the late former Exalted Ruler of the Revere Lodge of Elks, 31171, John W. Kinnally who died on Thanksgiving Day, November 25, 2004. Through his influence, June became most active in the Revere Lodge and made friends and extended family by the hundreds. June was gifted with a welcoming personality and the ability to allow all who cake in conact with her to “feel special.” Her loss will be felt most sincerely and honestly for a very long time.

She was the cherished mother of Wiliam G. McLeod of Revere; the devoted sister of George E. McLeod and  his wife, Kathleen and Inez Raphs, all of Revere, Lillian Markuson and her husband, William of Gloucester and the late Wiliam G. McLeod and Albert G. McLeod, Jr. She is also lovingly survived by many nieces and nephews and her extended family at the Revere Lodge of Elks.

Funeral arrangements were by the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, Inc., Revere. Interment was at Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. For additional information, visit:

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