Obituaries 10-02-2019

Nicholas Stavropoulos

Longstanding member of Pipefitters’ Union-Local 537 and Masons

Funeral Services were held Monday, Sept. 30 in the Vertuccio & Smith, Home for Funerals for Nicholas Stavropoulos who passed away peacefully on Sept. 26 at the age of 92 following a brief illness. Interment with military honors was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett.

Mr. Stavropoulos was born and raised in Chelsea, attended Chelsea schools and was a graduate of Chelsea High School, Class of 1945. Two weeks following graduation, on June 22, 1945, he joined the U.S. Army. He was discharged on Feb. 3, 1947 as a Private Rifleman. He served from December of 1945 through January of 1947 overseas and returned to his Chelsea Home.

After returning home, he worked various jobs for about ten years before marrying Florence (D’Amico) from Revere on Dec. 9, 1957. The couple moved to Tufts Avenue in Everett and remained there for 25 years.

In 1967, Nick began to work as a pipefitter for the Boston Army Base for many years and later continued his pipefitting career at the Charlestown Navy Yard, retiring in 1992.

Florence and Nick resided in Revere for 34 years and recently celebrated their 61st wedding anniversary. Although, they were childless, they were overwhelmed with their nieces and nephew’s affection and subsequently were overjoyed with the attention and affection their grandnieces and grandnephews showered upon them. In the early sixties, Nick joined the Main Lodge of the Aleppo Temple – Shrine and remained an active member until December of 1985. For over 30 years, Nick has been an active member of Masonic Lodge of Cambridge, Charity Lodge. He is also a long-standing member of the  Pipefitters’ Union-Local 537.

He was the beloved husband of 62 years of Florence (D’Amico) Stavropoulos, dear brother of the late Dr. John J. Stavros and George Stavros, devoted uncle to John M., James N. and George J. Stavros and Mary S. Hickey, all of Essex, Jane C. Ouellette of Ipswich, Kristie Stavros of Florida and Julie Stavros of California. Nick is lovingly survived by two sisters-in-law, Geraldine Capano of  Revere and Veronica Burgin of Peabody, brother-in-law, Americo “Rick” Capano of Revere and he was also the brother in law of the late Ronald L. “Lenny” D’Amico. He is also survived by his cherished nieces and nephews: Steven and Richard Capano, both of Revere, Susan Sangster of Beverly, Timothy Hegarty of Rockville, MD, Leighsa Burgin of Natick and Sara C. Almeida of Peabody. His grandnieces and grandnephews: Kelsie and Jack Hegarty, Madison and his namesake, Nicky Almeida also survive “Uncle Nick.”

Remembrances may be made to the Shriners Hospitals for Children, 51 Blossom St., Boston, MA 02114. For more information, please visit

Andrea Butler

Attorney and Theater Production Director

Andrea Butler of Revere passed away on Sept. 28.

Andrea was an attorney who also had a true passion for arts and entertainment focusing on the fine art of modern theater. Directing theater productions was near and dear to her heart.

Her true love was her niece Francesca. Andrea was blessed with a large, loving family. May God hold Andrea in the hollow of his hand. May he be with her and bless her.

The dear sister of Allison Butler, she was the loving aunt of Francesca Zakharia and dear cousin of Paul Spates, all of Lynn; daughter of the late Leonard J. and Gwendolyn (Del Greco) Butler; beloved Godchild of Uncle Joey, Auntie Rosie and Auntie Marie. She was the blessed little sister of cousin Robert and felt truly loved by Auntie Nora. The cherished friend of Nina of Hamilton, she is also survived by many loving uncles and aunts:  Elio and Denise Del Greco, Rosemarie and Joseph Pisano, Joseph and Victoria Del Greco, Elia and Cosmo Dell’Anno, Eleanora and her late husband, Angelo Diruzza, Peter and Camille Del Greco, Stefan Del Greco and Julie Petermann and the late Pasquale and his surviving spouse, Phyllis Del Greco, the late Salvatore and Lucille Del Greco, the late Josephine and Edward Harrington and also survived by many cousins. 

A Memorial Mass will be held at St. Anthony’s Church, 250 Revere St., Revere on Wednesday, Oct. 9, at 10 a.m. (Everyone to meet at church).  Private interment.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.  For guest book, please visit

Marc Ferragamo

Top-Tier Upholsterer and Longtime Revere Resident

A Memorial Service was held in the Vertuccio & Smith, Home for Funerals on Friday, Sept. 27 for Marc A. Ferragamo, 57, who died unexpectedly at his home in Barefoot Bay, Fla., on Tuesday Sept. 10. He was 57 years old.

Marc was born and raised in Revere and attended Revere Public Schools.

At an early age, he began to work as an upholsterer. He started out as an apprentice and mastered his craft to become a top tier upholsterer.

With his hard work and skill set, he owned and operated his own business, both locally and in Florida. For the past seven years he owned and operated “The Upholstery Guy.”

Marc was a hardworking and loving father, brother, uncle and friend. One of Marc’s favorite pastimes was camping in New Hampshire with his family.

The beloved son of the late Christie J., Sr. and Constance A. (MacKnight) Ferragamo, he was the loving father of Marc A. Ferragamo and Krysti Ferragamo, both of Barefoot Bay, Fla., dear brother of John F. Ferragamo and his wife, Deborah H. of Winthrop, Andrew C. Ferragamo of Brockton, Christine M. Pragnell and her late husband, Richard of Revere, Charlene L. DiPlatzi  and her husband, Paul of Peabody and the late Christie J. Ferragamo, Jr. and the cherished grandfather of Adalei. He is also lovingly survived by his sister-in-law Tara Ferragamo of Lynn and by many loving nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews. Remembrances may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38015-9959. For more information, please visit

Lawrence Primetello, Sr.

30-Year Proprietor of ‘Larry’s Mobil’

Family and friends are invited to attend a visitation on Saturday, Oct. 5 in the Vertuccio & Smith, Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Rte. 107) Revere beginning at 9 a.m. for Lawrence A. Primetello, Sr., 98, who died on Monday, Sept. 30 at the Merrimack Valley Health Center of Amesbury following a long illness. A Funeral Mass will follow the visitation in St. Anthony of Padua Church, 250 Revere St., Revere at 11 a.m. and interment will be at Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett.

Born, raised and a lifelong resident of Revere, he was a 1939 graduate of Revere High School.

Most of Larry’s working career was as a mechanic in various garages throughout the immediate area. For over 30 years, Larry owned and operated “Larry’s Mobil” at Broadway Circle and he retired in 1998.

His entire life was spent with dedication and love to his family of five children and his many many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

The beloved and faithful husband of 77 years to Rose M. (Salerno) Primetello, he was the cherished father to Lorraine F. O’Brien and her husband, Lawrence “Larry” O’Brien of Mashpee, Janice A. VanHogezand and her husband, Maarten of Lynn, Elaine A. Cataldo and her husband, Edward of Middle River, Maryland, Lawrence A. Primetello and his wife, Donna of Georgetown and the late Doreen R. Fusco. Larryis also lovingly survived by his son-in-law, Joseph Fusco of Nashua, N.H., 13 adoring grandchildren and 14 dear great-grandchildren. Many caring nieces, nephews, grand-nieces and grand-nephews also survive him. He was the respected brother of the late Genevieve “Jean” Cataldo, Christy Ferrante, Joseph Ferrante, Mary Martinello, Silvia Spagnolo, Albert Ferrante, Frank Primatello, Lawrence Primatello and Patrick Ferrante.

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 309 Waverly Oaks Rd., Waltham, MA 02452. For more information, please visit

Joseph ‘Papa Joe’ Mastrorio

Also known as ‘The Mayor of North Ave.’

Joseph A. Mastrorio, Sr, also known as “Papa Joe” or “The Mayor of North Ave” of Revere passed away peacefully while watching the Red Sox Game and listening to Frank Sinatra surrounded by his family at his home on Thursday, Sept. 26, at the young age of 100.

Papa Joe was filled with life and although leaving many loved ones behind on earth he created memories that will last for generations to come.

Family and friends are eagerly asked to join as we complete his final wishes of coming all together to celebrate him and his wonderful life.

He was the beloved husband of the late Mary (Russo) Mastrorio, devoted father of Joseph A. Mastrorio Jr. and his wife, Patricia of Marblehead, Janet Mastrorio and her fiancé, Ben Mcnally of Fitchburg and Judy Cipolla and David Agresti of Revere; cherished grandfather of Michelle Mastrorio of Marblehead, Lori Blessman and her husband, Michael of Swampscott, Joseph A. Mastrorio III and his wife, Alicia of Beverly, April Cantone of Nashua, N.H., Glen Cantone and his fiancé, Kelley of Fitchburg, Jade Baglio and her husband, Robert of Revere and the late Keith Cantone; adored great-grandfather of Nicolas, Lila, Anna, Henry, Maeve, Millie, Joshua, Brianna, Cody , Lucas, Terrianna, Paul, Joey, Ava and Makyla; dear brother of the late John, Concetta, Suzie and Dorothy and loving brother in law to Alfonso, Anthony, Larry, Charles, Joseph, and James. Funeral arrangements were by the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home 128 Revere St., Revere. Interment was in Woodlawn cemetery. For guest book, please visit

Anthony R. Petino

Of Medford

Anthony R. Petino of Medford, passed away at the Massachusetts General Hospital on September 27. He was 66 years old. Born in Orsogna, Italy, he was the cherished son of the late Mario and Ida (DeInnocentis) Petino.

Anthony was the beloved father of Justine M. Petino and Anthony A. Petino both of Medford. Dear brother of Joseph Petino of Medford, Madeline Baliestiero and her husband Richard of Stoneham and Gabriel Petino and his wife Nancy Keighley Petino of Beverly. Dear uncle of Tiffany Marecaux, Michael Baliestiero and Leo Petino. Lovingly survived by his former wife and mother of his children Karen T. Dalton of Revere. Life partner of Kathleen Healy of Saugus, her children, Paul and Joanna Benoit and “Papa” to Joanna’s daughter, Lindsey Hardy of Wakefield

His funeral will be from the Dello Russo Funeral Home 306 Main St. MEDFORD, Wednesday, October 2, at 9AM followed by a Funeral Mass celebrated in St. Francis of Assisi Church 441 Fellsway West, Medford, at 10AM. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend. Visiting hours Tuesday 4-8PM. Interment will be private.

In lieu of flowers, please donate in Anthony’s name, to the work of Dr. Marcela Maus and her team in the Cellular Immunotherapy Program at the Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center at or Massachusetts General Hospital Development Office 125 Nashua St. Suite 540 Boston, MA. 02114.

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