Obituaries 06-19-2019

Louise Dorr

Retiree of Marson Corp. and Wonderland Dog Track

Family and friends are invited to attend visiting hours today, Wednesday, June 19, from 4 to 8 p.m. in the Vertuccio & Smith, Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Route 107) Revere for Louise M. (Cardillo) Dorr who passed at Tuft’s Medical Center of Boston on Friday, June 14 following a brief illness. She was 81 years old.

Her funeral will be conducted from the funeral home on Thursday, June 20, at 10 a.m., followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Anthony of Padua Church, 250 Revere St., Revere at 11 a.m. Interment will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett.

Born in Revere, she spent 70 years  as a Revere resident. She was a 1955 graduate of Revere High School and retired from Marson Corp. of Chelsea after 10 years of service as an executive secretary. Prior to that time, she worked for Harry M. Stevens at Wonderland Dog Track as an executive secretary and also for the Architectural Firm of Bill Barnes, as an administrative assistant.

She was the beloved wife of the late James L. Dorr, who passed on Oct. 15, 2017, the devoted mother of James W. Hickey, III of Revere, John H. Hickey and his wife, Marie of Little Elm, Texas, formerly of Revere and Somerville and Gary R. Hickey of Wakefield. She was the cherished grandmother to Amanda, Claire, Ian and Olivia Hickey, all of Wakefield, Jessica Puglia of Tewksbury, Laura Puglia of Las Vegas, Nevada and the late Christopher Kennedy. She is also lovingly survived by Deborah L. Puglia of Tewksbury and James B. Dorr of Brookline and her great granddaughter, Isabella “Izzy.” She was the dear sister of Henry Cardillo, Jr. and his wife, Sandra of Youngstown, Ohio and the late Jacqueline V. Cardillo-Green. Many nieces and nephews also survive her.

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to Mission of Deeds, 6 Chapin Ave., Reading, MA 01867. For more information, please visit

Caroline Williamson

Of Peabody, formerly of Revere

Caroline Williamson of Peabody, formerly of Revere, died on June 13. 

She was the beloved wife of the late John Williamson Sr., devoted mother of John Williamson Jr. of Florida and his late wife, Mary, Mark Williamson and his wife, Lois of New Hampshire, Dianne Champigny of Revere, Joan Regan of Peabody and her late husband, Jack, Karen O’Neil of Peabody, James Williamson and his wife, Margaret of Colorado, David Williamson and his wife, Christina of Saugus and the late Christine Williamson; cherished grandmother of Caryn, Catherine and her husband, Anthony, Jared, Celina, Joshua, William, Alexandra, Christopher, Caitlin and Cameron; dear sister of Concordia Tarantino of Saugus and her late husband, Steve and Ann Marie Giannone of Revere.  She is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews. 

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, Revere. Interment was at Woodlawn Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Children’s Hospital, 1 Autumn St., #731, Boston, MA 02215 or to Care Dimensions, 75 Sylvan St. B-102, Danvers, MA 01923.  For guest book, please visit

Richard Anthony DeSimone

Lifelong Revere resident

Richard Anthony DeSimone entered into eternal rest Saturday afternoon, June 15, at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston surrounded by his loving family.  He was 57 years old. 

A lifelong resident of Revere, the son of Richard A. DeSimone and Romilda (DiForte) Frizzi of Revere, Richard attended Revere public schools and graduated from Revere High School, Class of 1979. 

He enlisted in the U.S. Air Force on Dec. 12, 1979.  During his service, he received training to become a medical lab specialist.  Airman First Class DeSimone received the Air Force Good Conduct Medal, the Air Force Outstanding Unit Award and the Air Force Training Ribbon.  It was during his time in the Air Force that Richard met his beloved wife, Sandra K. (Johnson) DeSimone and the couple shared 37 years of marriage. 

Richard was honorably discharged from the Air Force on Dec. 9, 1983.  Using the training he learned from the Air Force, Richard was a system administrator throughout his working career. He worked for Newton Wellesley Hospital for 10 years and later worked for various hospitals.  Despite his illness, Richard continued working from home until recently.  Richard will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.  

Richard was the beloved husband of  Sandra K. (Johnson) DeSimone of Revere, the devoted father of Joshua A. DeSimone and his wife, Krystle of Everett, Justin A. DeSimone and his wife, Amanda of Texas and the dear brother of Dean DeSimone.  He is also lovingly survived by one niece and one nephew.

Relatives and friends are cordially invited to attend Richard’s visiting hours today,  Wednesday, June 19 in the Carafa Family Funeral Home, 389 Washington Ave., Chelsea from 4 to 7:30 p.m. followed by a Funeral Service in the Funeral Home beginning at 7:30 p.m. Funeral Services will conclude with Military Honors.

Gloria Weeder

Longtime member of the Revere Women’s Club and St. Anthony Sodality

Gloria S. (D’Agnese) Weeder, a lifelong resident of Revere, died on June 14 at the age of 87. 

Gloria was involved in the Revere Women’s Club and Saint Anthony’s Sodality for over 50 years.

Born in Revere on May 15, 1932 to the late Ralph and Antoinetta (Galardi) D’Agnese, she was the beloved wife of the late James Weeder Jr., devoted mother of Pamela Weeder-McKinney and her husband, Robert of Ipswich and Andrea Weeder of Revere, dear sister in law of Marilyn (Weeder) Tuccelli and her husband Sal of New Hampshire and the late Jacqueline (Weeder) Pepe, Daniel Weeder and his surviving wife, Louise of Topsfield; cherished grandmother of Alexis (Daly) Drebit and her husband, Brandon of Revere, James Daly of Revere, Kaitlin McKinney and Charles Daly, Jr., both of Texas and Michael Madden of Peabody and the adoring great grandmother of Ava Marie Drebit.   She is also survived by many loving nieces, nephews and cousins. 

Her Funeral will be from the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, 128 Revere St., Revere, on Thursday, June 20, at 9 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass at St. Anthony’s Church at 10 a.m. Visiting hours will be wtoday,  Wednesday, from 4 to 8 p.m. Relatives and friends are kindly invited.  Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery. Donations in Gloria’s memory may be made to Care Dimensions, 75 Sylvan Street, Suite B-102, Danvers, MA 01923 or Donate online

Philip Henry DePasquale

Founder of PHD Computer Systems and Boston Billboards Co., active in many organizations

Philip Henry DePasquale of Revere and formerly of Wakefield died on June 14 at the age of 86. 

Philip proudly served his country in the United States Air Force during the Korean War and was an officer of the Ancient & Honorable Artillery Company.  He founded and served as President to PHD Computer Systems and Boston Billboards Co.  Phil was former President of the Wakefield YMCA, Wakefield Rotary, and the former Chairman and board member of the Wakefield Housing Authority.  He and Eleanor are senior members of the Bear Hill Golf Course.  Philip was Vice President of the Boston University Alumni Association and President of B.U. Downtown Alumni Club.  He was the former Vice President of the Don Orione Home & Shrine and served on many boards including Chamber of Commerce and the Citizens Scholarship Committee and Benefactor to North Shore Community College (Scholarship).  He will be sorely missed by all who knew him.

Philip was born on Jan. 1, 1933 in Revere to the late Henry DePasquale and Helen (Ganno).  He was the beloved husband of 58 years to Eleanor (VonEuw); cherished father of Jeanne Morgan of Georgia, adoring grandfather of Joshua, Andrew and Elizabeth Morgan; caring brother of Ann Eagan of Revere and her late husband Jack.  Philip was a brother in law to the late Fr. Vincent and Fr. Charles and to many of the VonEuw family. He is also survived by many loving nieces, nephews, and dear friends.

Funeral arrangements were by the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home,  Revere.   Interment was at Woodlawn Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the North Shore Community College Memorial foundation in the name of Philip H. DePasquale Scholarship Fund, 1 Ferncroft Rd, Danvers, MA 01923. For complete notice and guest book please visit

James Campbell

Man of good character and values

James Earl “Soupy” Campbell of Naples, Florida, formerly of Revere, passed away peacefully in his home on the morning of June 7.

James was born in Revere on March 13, 1939 to James Sr. and Katherine (Lawrence), the middle child to older sister Mary and younger brother Gerald. Upon graduating from Revere High School in 1958, Jim enlisted in the U.S. Navy and served as a petty officer on the USS Hammerberg DE-1015 until 1960, he then served in the Navy reserve from 1960-1963 when he was honorably discharged from service.

During “Soupy’s” time in the reserve, he met and fell in love with Dorothy LeClair (June 10 1943- Sept. 5, 2002) who he married on Sept. 29, 1962.  He and Dorothy had three children: Scott Francis, Kelley Anne and Kerry Anne. Jim worked for the Stop & Shop Corporation his whole working life. He was a dedicated hard working man who put the needs of his family first until a debilitating back injury forced him into an early retirement.

He was a loving and dedicated pet owner who shared an extremely strong bond with his English Bulldog “Grace” and  Gracie Lou will forever miss her good morning greeting “Gracie Lou I love you” and her morning “pooch smooch” from her loving master. 

Jim was a man of good character and values. He was genuinely interested in the welfare of his friends and neighbors and he deeply touched those who loved him.

Jim is survived by his three loving children; sons in law, Daniel Surago and Emanuel Candido; seven grandchildren: Stephanie, James, Kelly, Kyla, Alex, Liam and Dorothy and by many nieces and nephews. He is also survived by his longtime friend, Kathy Smith, the wife of his deceased life long, best friend, Richard “Smitty” Smith.

Funeral services will be held at a later date. For online condolences visit

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