Obituaries 07-04-2018

Steven Pires

Member of Carpenters Union Local 67

Family and friends are respectfully invited to attend a Memorial Funeral Mass on Saturday, July 7 at 11 a.m. in St. Anthony of Padua Church, 250 Revere St., Revere for Steven A. Pires who passed unexpectedly on Saturday, June 16 at his Revere residence. He was 61 years old.

Visiting hours are respectfully omitted and interment will be held privately.

Born, raised and educated in Revere, Steven was a life-long resident and a graduate of Revere High School, Class of 1974. Most of his working career was as a construction worker specializing in tile setting and design. He was a member of the Carpenters’ Union, Local 67.

A quiet man by nature, he enjoyed the company of his immediate close family as well as the company of several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and many cousins.

He was the beloved son of the late Joseph C. Pires, Jr. and the late Dolores S. (DeSouza) Pires, who passed on December 29, 2017; devoted and adored brother to Debra A. Pires and Joseph C. Pires, III, both of Revere and is also lovingly survived by several faithful nieces,

nephews, aunts, uncles and many faithful cousins.

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to St. Jude Children’s’ Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-9959.      For additional information, please visit:

Joseph O’Connor

Proud retail business owner

Joseph E. O’Connor of Revere passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on June 28. He was 78 years old.

Joseph was proud retail business owner with his wife for over 30 years. Joseph’s daughters fondest memories are of watching their parents dance together. Even when Joseph was not feeling well, he still continued to slow dance with his wife…

The beloved husband of 58 years of Angela (Bandino – O’Connor), he was the devoted father of Kimberly O’Connor-Griffin and her significant other, Roger Cote and Darlene O’Connor-D’Ambrosio and her husband, Kenny Sr., all of New Hampshire and the late Joseph O’Connor Jr and Pauline O’Connor-Trainor and her surviving husband, Matthew, also survived by his son Michael Faught of Michigan; cherished grandfather of Joseph Griffin Jr., Sarah Griffin, Kenny D’Ambrosio Jr., Christopher Maddeford, Matthew Maddeford and Ryan Trainor and adoring great grandfather of Anthony and Aaliyah.

Joseph also leaves behind special cousins Mary and Robert Lawnicki.

A Memorial Visitation will be held at the Paul Buonfiglio& Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, 128 Revere St, Revere on Saturday July 7 from 9 to 11:30 a. m. followed by a Memorial Mass at 12 noon at St. Mary’s Parish. Relatives and friends are kindly invited. For guest book please visit

Jennifer Lee Sicuso

Formerly of Revere

SICUSO-Jennifer Lee Sicuso, 36, of Haverhill, formerly of Revere, passed away on Sunday, July 1, 2018.  Cherished daughter of Jim Sicuso and Cheryl (Willett) Sicuso.Beloved companion of Jon Stearn.  Loving sister of James Sicuso and his wife Corinne.  Adored aunt of Freya Sicuso.  Loving granddaughter of Marie Sicuso and her late husband Joseph and the late Mary Willett.  Also survived by many loving aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.  Family and friends will honor Jennifer’s life by gathering in Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, 262 Beach St. REVERE on Tuesday, July 10th from 4PM to 8PM and again at 9AM Wednesday morning before leaving in procession to St. Mary of the Assumption Church in REVERE for a Funeral Mass to be celebrated in her honor at 10AM.  Inurnment will take place at Woodlawn Cemetery in Everett, MA.  For guestbook and directions please visit

Gloria Mattera

Lifelong Revere Resident

Gloria (DiMattia), Mattera a lifelong resident of Revere passed away on July 2, at the age of 90.  Born on December 18, 1927 to the late Carmen and Nellie (Gallo) DiMattia.  Beloved wife of the late Gabriel Mattera.  Devoted mother of Steven Mattera and his wife Marie and Elaine Mattera, all of Revere.  She was the cherished grandmother of Michael F.G. Mattera and Amanda Ciardi.  Gloria was the dear sister of the late Camille Repucci.  After graduating from Revere High, Gloria worked for John Hancock, then married and raised her family on Roland Rd.  Gloria and Gabriel were founding members of Colonial Acres Civic Club.  Gloria held dear her wonderful friends at the Revere and Winthrop Senior Centers.  A Funeral Mass will be held at St. Anthony’s Church in Revere on Friday July 6, 2018 at 12:00pm.  Relatives and friends are kindly invited.  Entombment at Holy Cross Cemetery.  Funeral arrangements under the direction of the Paul Buonfiglio& Sons-Bruno Funeral Home 128 Revere St, Revere.  In lieu of flowers donations can be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Pl, Memphis, TN 38105-9959.  For guest book please visit

John Marino

Hy-Sil Manufacturing Co. retiree

John F. Marino, a former long time Chelsea resident, passed away at his Wakefield residence on Wednesday, June 27 following a long illness. He was 86 years old.

Born and raised in East Boston, he was an alumnus of East Boston High School, Class of 1950. He lived in East Boston until he married in 1954 settling in Chelsea until moving to Wakefield in 2002.

He entered the US Navy in July of 1952 and served until July of 1956 as a Seaman. He was most proud of his service to his country especially because he was too  young to serve during World

War II.

For over 50 years, he worked for the former Hy-Sil Manufacturing Co. of Revere, ending his career as their supervisor of printing. Dedicated and trustworthy and like so many local residents, he enjoyed the family-like atmosphere that Hy-Sil provided.

Both he and his wife of 64 years, Alida G. (Campatelli) Marino, gave of themselves entirely for the life, education and care of their only son, John Augustus Marino, who came to them as a not-well child, afflicted with Cystic Fibrosis. The commitment they had made for John’s safety and care contined until his passing in December of 2005.

Mr. Marino was the grandfather to Nicholas John Marino and his companion, Esther Cho of Wakefield and Julia Feeney of Sudbury. He is also lovingly survived by his daughter in-law, Regina M. (Mazzetti) Marino of Sudbury and several nieces and nephews. He was the beloved brother of the late Mary V. Marino and James Marino.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Vertuccio& Smith Home for Funerals, Revere. Interment was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Cystic Fibrosis Research Program at Children’s Hospital, One Autumn St.,

Boston, MA 02215. For additional information, please visit

Deborah ‘Debbie’ DiRuzza

Active snowmobiler and animal lover

Deborah “Debbie” (Netto) DiRuzza of Revere and Freedom, NH passed away on July 1 at the age of 64.

Debbie loved her family dearly and cherished the winters they spent together snowmobiling. The family would split their time between the home in Freedom, NH and Revere.  She belonged to the Scrub Oak Scramblers snowmobiling club for 30 years.

Debbie worked alongside her husband, Joe as an office administrator for many years and she was a lunch monitor for several years at the Immaculate Conception School in Revere.  She was very fond of all animals and would often donate to animal charities.

Born and raised in Somerville to the late John and Virginia Netto, she was the beloved wife of 39 years to Joseph “Joe” DiRuzza of Revere and the owner and operator of Signarama in Saugus.  She was the devoted mother of Danielle DiRuzza  and John DiRuzza, both of Revere and the owner and operator of Motor Worx in Peabody; adoring niece of Doris DiRuzza and her late husband, Jack of East Boston and Jean DeMarco and her late husband, Anthony of Revere.  She is also survived by many cousins, friends and her loving dog, Dino.   Debbie loved her family dearly and cherished the winters they spent together snowmobiling. The family would split their time between the home in Freedom NH and Revere.  She belonged to the Scrub Oak Scramblers snowmobiling club for 30 years.

Her Funeral will be from the Paul Buonfiglio& Sons-Bruno Funeral Home 128 Revere St, Revere on Friday July 6 at 9 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass at St Anthony’s Church at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends are kindly invited.  A visitation will be held on Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m. Entombment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Make-A-Wish America, Gift Processing, 4742 North 24th St, Suite 400, Phoenix, AZ 85016 or to the MSPCA, Development Donation, 350 S. Huntington Ave, Boston, MA 02130.  For guest book, please visit

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