Obituaries 06-12-2019

Eleanor Adams

Malden native, 70-year Revere resident of Point of Pines section

Family and friends are invited to attend a Memorial Celebration of Life for Eleanor F. (Tufts) Adams on Saturday, June 29  at 10 a.m. on the Campus of the Point of Pines Yacht Club, 28 Rice Ave., Revere. She was  95 years old.

Mrs. Adams passed on Monday, May 20 at Grosvenor Park Nursing Center of Salem following a brief illness.

Mrs. Adams was born and raised in Malden, attended Malden schools and moved to Revere 70 years ago. She was the beloved daughter of the late Robert Joseph Tufts and Grace Mae (Giles) Tufts. She was married to the late Eugene N. Adams, who passed on September 28, 2014, the cherished mother to John R. Adams of Revere and Deborah J. Leonard and her husband, Barry of San Diego, California.

She is the devoted grandmother to Trevor J. Adams and his wife, Jennifer of North Royalton, Ohio, Erin Leonard of San Diego, California and Angela D’Ambrosio and her companion, Daniel O’Connor of Nahant. She is also lovingly survived by two great-grandchildren, Jake Daniel O’Connor and Brody O’Connor and by many nieces and nephews. She was the dear sister of the late, Robert and John Tufts, Pearl VanDerpat, and Selma Watson.

Remembrances may be made to the Food Pantry at First Congregational Church, 230 Beach St., Revere, MA 02151. Mr.& Mrs. Adams were long-time members of the First Congregational Church.

The staff at Vertuccio & Smith, Home for Funerals of Revere are honored to have served the Adams Family at this special time. For more information, please visit

Frances Lena Hooker

Retired insurance underwriter

Frances Lena Hooker of Chelsea died June 8 at the Chelsea Jewish Nursing Home. She was 87 years old.

Born and raised in Chelsea, she was the loving daughter of the late Reuben and Rhoda (Bloom) Hooker. Frances was educated in Chelsea and continued her education in a two-year business school. She was employed as an underwriter for Alexander & Alexander Insurance Co.

Frances was a devoted daughter, sister, aunt and friend to many and will be deeply missed. She is survived by her sister, Ryna Veneziano of Revere, her brother. Marvin Hooker of Chelsea, and her niece, Kim Kaner and her husband, Larry of Manchester, nephew, Todd Veneziano of New York and great aunt to Ashley and Cortney Kaner. She was predeceased by her brother, Lawrence Hooker.

Her funeral service was held from the Torf Funeral Chapel, Chelsea on Tuesday, June 11 and interment was in Greenview Cemetery, Everett. Contributions in her memory may be made to The Alzheimer’s Association MA/NH Chapter 309 Waverly Oaks Rd. Waltham, MA 02452. For guest book please

Giuseppe Colucciello

Of North Reading, formerly of Chelsea

Giuseppe Colucciello of North Reading, formerly of Chelsea, died on June 8. 

He was the beloved husband of the late Assunta (Savignano), cherished father of Luigi Colucciello and his wife, Kathleen of Chelsea, dear brother of Michelina, Juigi and Angelo, all of Italy and the late Camille and Carmela and adoring grandfather of Tia and Nicholas. 

His funeral will be held from the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, 128 Revere St, Revere on Friday, June 14 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 today, Thursday, June 13 from 4 to 8 p.m. Interment at Woodlawn Cemetery.  For guest book, please visit

Patricia Morelli

Will be missed for her storytelling abilities, her beautiful smile, infectious laughter and generous loving spirit

Patricia A. Morelli of Revere passed away on June 5 at the age of 69.  

Patty retired from American Student Assistance (ASA) in Boston after a successful career of 30 years. She volunteered with various organizations to help people across the Boston area and had a great love for her city. She deeply cared about animals, with a special appreciation for the beauty of butterflies. She enjoyed traveling, music and the arts, reading, cultural cuisine, and most of all, the time she spent with family and friends. She will be remembered and missed for her storytelling abilities, her beautiful smile, infectious laughter and generous, loving spirit.

She was the beloved daughter of the late Paul and Evelyn (Hacker) Morelli dear sister of Bruce Morelli and his wife, Valerie of New Hampshire, cherished aunt of Justin, Jessica and Jocelyn Morelli of New Hampshire and is also survived by many loving cousins including Bert Morelli, Michelle Lea, Michael Frammartino, Maria Blaikie and the late Mark Frammartino.

Her Funeral will be held from the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, 128 Revere St, Revere on Thursday, June 13 at 9:30 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass at St. Anthony’s Church at 10:30 a.m. A memorial visitation will be held today, Wednesday, from 4 to 8 p.m. Relatives and friends are kindly invited.  Interment will be at St. Joseph’s Cemetery in Lynn.  For guestbook, please visit

Judith ‘Judy’ ‘Meme’ Cammarata

An extraordinary woman whose spirit will never leave those who knew her

Judith ‘Judy’ (Mercurio) Cammarata was born on August 17, 1933 to Michael and Elizabeth Mercurio along with her twin sister and lifelong  partner-in-crime, Janice. Together, the Judy and Jannie show was the main attraction at family gatherings for 86 glorious years. Tales of their often strange and “creepy” twin connection still come up in conversation. Stories of showing up to events dressed eerily similar with no knowledge of what the other was planning to wear, or Judy getting a funny feeling in her arm and calling up her sister asking if she had hurt her arm only to find out that she in-fact did, and even sharing labor pains proved how truly and unbelievably close they were. They would often be seen in the background at family gatherings, wearing their famous aprons, preparing dinners and treats for their eagerly awaiting families, and cleaning up after they had fed everyone to the point where no one could move from their seats. They laughed together, they cried together and lived their lives to the end together, passing away exactly seven months to-the-day apart.

A lover of family, friends and traveling, Judy went on many adventures with her family including to “Virgin-E-ah” and her beloved “IT-LY” on multiple occasions, but wherever she was in the world, you would always find her standing next to her husband with a giant smile on her face, surrounded by those who loved her.

Their greatest adventure together would be the family they brought into the world. Judy would become the mother of three loving daughters who. in turn. blessed her with seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren, each sharing in a special, unique and unbreakable relationship with their beloved Meme (all of whom still claim to be the favorite.) She would never miss school plays, sporting events or gatherings. And, though she may have been sitting in the audience, to all of her grandchildren she was always the real star of the show, as they, and their friends always looked around the crowd to make sure they saw her.

She may have been the grandmother of seven, but she was Meme to countless friends, classmates, and neighbors.

And to answer the question once and for all, Janelle was, and continues to be, Meme’s favorite. 

A devout Catholic, Judy was an active member of St. Mary of the Assumption Church and the parish Women’s Club in Revere, where she would be constantly found lighting candles and praying for her friends and family. She was an avid bowler, member of the Suburbanites’ Bowling league and involved in countless church activities.

Judy does not leave behind anyone, because her spirit will never leave those who knew her. She is survived by her adoring husband, Sonny, her daughter, Susan and husband, James Forte of Saugus, daughter, Cheryl Cammarata of Revere, daughter, Phyllis  and her husband, Thomas Yewcic of Stoneham, her granddaughter, Kristen and her husband, Ryan Flynn of Merrimack, New Hampshire, granddaughters Elizabeth Forte of Beverly, Meredith Stavrinos of Medford, Michala Stavrinos and her fiancé, Alex Shea of Revere; granddaughters: Janelle and Julia Yewcic and grandson Thomas Yewcic, all of Stoneham, and great granddaughters, Mia and Madeline Flynn.

She will be dearly missed by her brother. Robert Mercurio and his wife, Grace of Falmouth, her older sister, Aida Mageau of Dennis and her brother-in-law, George L. Gonnella, Sr. of Peabody, all of her nieces, nephews and cousins for whom she had a special place in her heart, and countless  friends and neighbors, all of whom had the good fortune to know her.

As we all look back at this extraordinary woman who led such an extraordinary life filled with such extraordinary love, we are reminded how lucky we all are because for some reason God loved us all enough to put us on this earth at the same time as Judy Cammarata.

Visiting Hours are today, Wednesday, June 12, from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals 773 Broadway, Revere and family and friends are invited to gather at the funeral home again on Thursday, June 13 at 9:30 a.m. to prepare and proceed to a Funeral Mass at St. Mary of the Assumption Church (670 Washington Ave., Revere) at 10:30 a.m., immediately followed by interment at Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. 

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the A.C.F. Famiglia Scholarship Fund, 14 Joseph Road, Revere, MA 02151. For more information, please visit

Dante Ferrara

Avid basketball fan

Dante W. Ferrara of Saugus, formerly of East Boston, died unexpectedly in his home on Friday, June 7. He was 61 years old.

Born in Boston and raised in East Boston, he was the son of the late Dante and Margaret (Cestone) Ferrara.   An avid basketball fan, Dante attended schools in East Boston.

He is survived by three sisters: Debra Restiano and her husband, Lawrence of Middleton, Donna Restiano and her husband, Andrew of Saugus and Danielle Leonard and her wife, Katelyn of Swampscott. Dante was the uncle of Alycia, Michael, Andrew, Gena and Shea and great uncle of nephew Joshua.  He was the brother of the late Denise Lee.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend an hour of visitation in the Bisbee-Porcella Funeral Home, 549 Lincoln Ave., Saugus today, Wednesday, June 12, from 10 to 11 a.m. followed by a funeral service in the funeral home at 11 a.m. Donations in his memory may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital @

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Richard Laft, Sr.

Massachusetts Dept. of Transportation retiree

Richard “Richie” C. Laft, Sr. passed away Monday evening, June 3 at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston surrounded by his loving family. 

Born and raised in Chelsea, the son of the late Irene (Paragone) Laft, Richie attended Chelsea Public Schools and graduated from Chelsea High School, Class of 1965. 

He enlisted in the US Army during the Vietnam Era on July 11, 1966.  He was honorably discharged on August 24, 1969 and returned to the US Army Reserve to complete his service obligation.  Upon returning home from the service, Richie began his career as an equipment operator for the City of Chelsea.  After several years of working for the city he grew up in, Richie began working for the MA Highway, now called the Department of Transportation.  He retired from the State in 2004.  Richie enjoyed his retirement by spending time with his children and grandchildren. 

He has been residing in Saugus for the last years but previously lived in Chelsea and Revere.  As a kid, Richie enjoyed playing football in the City of Chelsea.  He often reminisced about his youth and his famous game winning touchdown catch.  Richie was a late member of the American Legion, formerly in Chelsea. 

He will be greatly missed by all who loved him. He was a beloved husband, father and grandfather, the beloved husband of Sandra J. (Budney) Laft of Saugus, with whom he shared 47 years of marriage; devoted father of Chelsea Police Detective Richard C. Laft, Jr. and his wife, Jeanette of Lynn and Serena D. Sullivan and her husband, Tony of Saugus; cherished grandfather of Gianna M. Laft and Julianna G. Laft, both of Lynn and Monty C. Sullivan and Madeline R. Sullivan, both of Saugus and the beloved nephew of the late June Lynch. He is also lovingly survived by nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by  the Carafa Family Funeral Home, Chelsea. Interment was in Puritan Lawn Memorial Park in Peabody.  For those who wish, donations in Richie’s memory may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Memorial Giving, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-9959 or on-line at

Carmen Trindall

Polaroid Corp. retiree, longtime Eucharistic Minister, active at Revere Senior Center

Family and friends are invited to attend the funeral of Carmen R. (Martin) Trindall of Revere who passed following a long illness on Saturday, June 8 at “Bridges by Epoch” of Pembroke. She was 90 years old.

Her funeral will be conducted from the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Route 107) Revere, today, Wednesday, June 12 at 9 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Mary of the Assumption Church, 670 Washington Avenue, Revere, at 10 a.m., and immediately followed by entombment at Holy Cross Community Mausoleum, Malden.

Born, raised and educated in Cambridge, she came to live in Revere, 68 years ago.

First and most importantly, Carmen was a devoted wife, mom, grandmother, great-grandmother,   daughter, sister, aunt and friend to many. She also completed 35 years of service with Polaroid Corp., as a Senior Compensation Advisor. She was an active member of St. Mary of the Assumption Parish Community of Revere and also of Our Lady of Grace Church and Parish of Chelsea/Everett. She served as a Eucharistic Minister at both parishes and was also an active member of the Revere Senior Center.

She was the beloved wife of the late Horace S. Trindall, Jr. and Arthur E. Loretti; cherished mother of Beverly A. Petrelli and her husband, Robert of Weymouth, Stephen P. Trindall and his wife, Karen of Hanover; beloved grandmother to Alicia Murray and her husband, Daniel and their son, William Patrick of Hanover, Robert Petrelli, Jr. and his wife, Maria and their daughter, Mia Livia Petrelli of Weymouth and Helen Trindall and Peter Trindall, both of Hanover; dear sister of Ida McNeill of Nevada, Pauline Paris of Cambridge, Gerard Martin of Danvers, Lucy Woods of Florida and the late Frances Albergo, Dolores Haley, Paul, Omer and Louis Martin. She is also lovingly survived by JoAnne Loretti of Malden, Carol Blanch and her husband, Lawrence of Tewksbury and their children:  Justin, Courtney and McKayla Blanch and Arthur E. Loretti, Jr. and his wife, Donna of Florida and their children, Heather Loretti of Winthrop and Lauren Laudani and her husband, Brian of Merrick, N.Y. Many nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews also proudly survive her.

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the St. Mary of the Assumption Restoration Fund, 670 Washington Ave., Revere, MA 02151.         For more information, please visit

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