Richard J. O’Donnell
Retired RHS Business Education Teacher
Richard J. O’Donnell, 1949 – 2020, a lifelong resident of Revere and a graduate of Revere High School, Class of 1967, Suffolk University, Class of 1971, started teaching Business Education classes at Revere High School and taught until his retirement in 1971. He was a lifelong member of the Revere Moose Club and enjoyed watching the Red Sox and Patriots.
He leaves behind one sister, Maureen DeFrehn and was predeceased by his mom and dad, Stephen P. and Dorothy (Leslie) O’Donnell and brothers, Michael O’Donnell and Stephen O’Donnell. He was a great uncle to his many nieces and nephews and great nieces and great nephews.
Due to current restrictions on social gatherings, a celebration of life will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, please donate to Parkinson’s Research or Covid 19 fund. For condolences www.BisbeePorcella.com.
Dedicated Wife, Mother and Daughter
Funeral Services and Interment were held privately due to the ongoing COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic for Elaine A. “Honey” (Benedetto) Thomas, who died on Friday, April 17 at the Katzman Center for the Living in Chelsea. She was 81 years old. Elaine’s death comes just 11 days after her husband’s passing on April 6. The couple shared 53 years of marriage. A Memorial Funeral Mass will be held at a later date at St. Michael the Archangel Chapel at Chelsea Soldier’s Home in Chelsea and will be announced at a later time.
Elaine was born and raised in Chelsea. She was a graduate of Chelsea High School, Class of 1956. Elaine married Lee F. Thomas on April 16, 1966 and the couple made their home in Revere where they raised their daughter, Leigh Anne.
Elaine was a dedicated wife, mother and daughter caring for her family throughout her life. She worked in the Guidance Department at Martignon High School in Cambridge where she valued the many friendships she made over the years.
Elaine was affectionately known as “Honey,” a nickname that portrayed her personality for the loving and graceful ways she lived her life and through her faith. She was a cherished member of St. Mary’s Church in Revere. Elaine enjoyed shopping and spending time with her family and lunches with her friends.
She was the beloved wife of 53 years to the late Lee F. Thomas, proud and loving mother of the late Leigh Anne (Thomas) Zarella; devoted daughter of the late Anthony T. and Dorothy F. (McCarthy) Benedetto; dear sister of the late Thomas G. Benedetto and his wife, Evelyn Benedetto of Revere and Robert A. Benedetto and his late wife, Joan; adored surrogate grandmother of Mark V. and Michael R. Zarrella, both of Woodcliff, NY and the cherished aunt of Robin M. Brickley and her husband, Craig of South Yarmouth, formerly of Everett. She is also lovingly survived by her loyal and kind caregiver, Guerdy Pierre of Medford and by many lifelong loving friends, nieces and nephews.
The family extends a heartfelt appreciation to the staff of the Katzman Family Center for Living for their kindness and care of Elaine as well as the Leonard Florence Memory Care staff for the years of care and kindness they afforded Elaine. Immediate Funeral Services were private. A Memorial Mass will be announced at a later date. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be to the Katzman Family Center for Living, 17 Lafayette Ave., Chelsea, MA 02150. To send online condolences, please visit www.vertuccioandsmith.com. Funeral Arrangements entrusted to the care and direction of the Vertuccio and Smith, Home for Funerals.
Richard ‘Richie’ Cecere, Jr.
Funeral Services will be held privately for Richard J. “Richie” Cecere, Jr. who died on Tuesday April 14 at the Massachusetts General Hospital, after suffering a severe asthma attack at home on Monday morning, April 13. He was 21 years old.
Richie lived in Revere all of his life and was educated in Revere Public Schools. After high school, Richie began to work for his uncle, Revere Firefighter Michael G. Amore in his electrical business, Amore Electric. He looked up to his uncle as being the biggest role model in his life and he had a positive impact on Richie. Richie began his career as an Apprentice Electrician alongside his uncle. He also had aspirations of joining the Revere Fire Department like his uncle and his grandfather, Gerald “Gerry” Amore.
Richie had a real knack for repairing anything as he was talented with his hands and was extremely mechanically inclined. Richie was also involved with both riding and repairing dirt bikes. Among other things, he had a deep affection for animals, especially dogs. He will always be remembered as being an individual with a great sense of humor, big heart and he was always sweet and kind to everyone he met. He was a member of the Sons of the American Legion Post 61.
The loving son of Kathleen R. Amore and Richard J. Cecere, Sr., he was the cherished brother of Alexa R. Amore, Christopher J. Cecere and Brianna Bonno, all of Revere; proud grandson of Ret. Revere Fire Department Lt. Gerald A. Amore and his wife, Kathleen A. of Revere and the late Mary Cecere; adored uncle of Haley Grasso; beloved nephew of Christine M. Malley and her husband, Revere Police Lt. Glenn Malley of Danvers, Jennifer E. Amore–Angiulo of Revere, the late Revere Firefighter Michael G. Amore and his wife, Jillene Amore of Danvers, Krista Cecere and Stephen Cecere, both of Revere; treasured cousin of Anthony M. Amore, Nicole Amore, Jessica Malley, Cassidy Malley, Dominic Amore, Brooklynn Amore, Anthony P., Nickolas, Michael and Joseph Angiulo and he also leaves many other loving aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.
Due to the ongoing COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic, Funeral Services and Interment in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett will be private. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Northeast Animal Shelter, 347 Highland Avenue, Salem, MA 01970. To send online condolences, please visit www.vertuccioandsmith.com. Funeral Arrangements entrusted to the care and direction of the Vertuccio & Smith, Home for Funerals.
Longtime Owner of Barney’s Tires in Malden
William “Bill” Barnes of Saugus, formerly of Revere, died on April 12 at the age of 87.
After high school Bill proudly enlisted in the US Marine Corps where he received the Korean Service Medal with 4 stars, United Nations Service Medal and the Good Conduct Medal for his efforts in the war. Bill was the owner of the Barney’s Tire Centers in Malden for many years and was the past president of the Malden Rotary and the recipient of the Rotary International Paul Harris Fellow Award.
The beloved husband of 66 years to Julia (Annese), he was the devoted father of Ronald Barnes and his companion, Karen Sayles of Ipswich and Kevin Barnes of Saugus; dear brother of the late Edward Barnes and Winifred Annese and is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.
In accordance with the CDC’s current restrictions on gatherings due to Covid-19, all services will be held privately. Interment Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. A memorial service to celebrate his life will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Bill’s memory to the Jimmy Fund, P.O. Box 970025, Boston, MA 02297. For guest book, please visit www.buonfiglio.com.
She Will Be Forever in the Hearts of Her Loved Ones
Linda Lanciani, 71, of Peabody, formerly of Revere, passed away Saturday, April 18.
Linda worked as a regional distribution manager for the Boston Globe. Her true passion in life was her devotion to family. Those who were blessed with the opportunity to know her, would say that she was always selfless and a best friend to all. As time goes on without her, we cherish millions of happy memories that hold thousands of silent tears. Shall we exchange loving smiles in everlasting memory of a true angel that we are all so saddened to have lost. She will always be remembered as a loving daughter, sister, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. And most of all, as a friend. She will be in our hearts, always and forever.
She was born in Revere on July 10, 1948 to Mary (Vasile) and the late father Luis DeSantis. Beloved wife of Dennis Lanciani, she was a loving mother to Kim of Revere, Kellie and her husband of Worcester, Shawn and his wife, Susan of Malden and Chris and his wife, Luciana of Newton; cherished sister to Louis of Florida, Frank of Connecticut, Joseph of Revere and Ruth of Peabody; adored grandmother of Darius, Tia, Kayleen, Ahkeem, Mariana, Gigi, Anthony, Becca, and Gabby. She also was loved by her six great-grandchildren.
In accordance with the CDC’s current restrictions on gatherings due to Covid-19, all services will be held privately. Interment Woodlawn Cemetery. Family and friends are encouraged to leave a message or share a memory in the online guestbook at www.buonfiglio.com.
Of Wilmington, formerly of Revere
Dorothy I.(Doucette) Ventola of Wilmington, formerly of Revere, died on April 14 at the age of 91.
She was the beloved wife of the late Peter E. Ventola, Retired RFD; devoted mother of Petrice Ranno and her husband, Joseph of Wilmington, Peter Ventola and his wife, Karen of Windham NH, and Pamela Padovani of Swampscott; cherished grandmother of Gina, Lindsay, Peter, Marina, Gerald, and the late Joseph Peter Ranno and she also leaves one loving great-grandchild, Lily.
In accordance with the CDC’s current restrictions on gatherings due to Covid-19, all services will be held privately. At the family’s request and in lieu of flowers, please consider planting a tree in Dorothy’s memory at alivingtribute.org or make a donation to St Jude Children’s research Hospital 501 St Jude place Memphis, TN 38105-9959. Interment will be in Wildwood Cemetery Wilmington. Please sign the guest book or share a memory www.Buonfiglio.com.
Member of Many Social and Civic Organizations
Funeral Services and Interment were held privately due to the ongoing COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic for Gloria A. (Vitale) Hurley, who died on Saturday, April 18 at the Katzman Center for Living in Chelsea due to Covid-19 Coronavirus. She was 85 years old.
Gloria was a lifelong Revere resident. She was a proud graduate of Revere High School, Class of 1952. Gloria married Paul M. Hurley and the couple remained in Revere where they raised their only child, Jill E. Hurley.
Gloria was a homemaker and also proprietor of Jilly’s Lounge in Chelsea. During Gloria’s life, she loved traveling with her daughter, friends and family. Gloria’s extensive travels took her all over the world where she experienced various cultures, foods and experiences one can only imagine. She and her daughter owned a condominium in Aruba that she loved to visit frequently. She was known for being a fashionable woman and loved nice things. She also loved to dine out at nice restaurants and was extremely kind and generous to all she loved.
Gloria had a vibrant personality and was extremely social. She belonged to many social clubs such as the Women of the Moose Revere Lodge #716, Patriots Civic Club and Revere Society of Historic & Cultural Preservation and the Rossetti – Cowan Senior Center.
She was the devoted and beloved wife of the late Paul M. Hurley, together they shared 50 years of marriage; loving and cherished mother of Jill E. Hurley of Revere; dear sister of the late Laura A. Cataldo, Vincent Vitale, Phyllis A. Marino, Maryann D’Agresta and Lucy A. Patti; fond niece and best friend of Patti A. Fernandez and her husband, Richard F. of Revere and she is also lovingly survived by many nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews and by many treasured lifelong friends. Gloria’s daughter, Jill will be forever grateful to the staff at The Chelsea Jewish Nursing Home / Katzman Center for Living for the wonderful care and attention they showed Gloria each and every day.
Funeral Services and interment were private. To send online condolences, please visit www.vertuccioandsmith.com. Funeral Arrangements entrusted to the care and direction of the Vertuccio and Smith, Home for Funerals.
Dominic Angelo Suppa
AKA ‘The Yodeling Mainman of Cambridge’
Dominic Angelo Suppa of Revere, formerly of Medford, passed away on April 18 at the Katzman Center for Living.
Dominic attended Bowling Green State University and then served in the United States Air Force. He was a veteran of the Korean War. He went on to work for the United States Postal Service until his retirement.
Dominic was known as the yodeling mailman of Cambridge. He was happiest when spending time with family and friends sharing good food and good wine. Dominic loved the beach especially his time spent on the shores of Revere Beach, Florida, and Aruba. He will truly be missed by all.
Dominic was born in Winchester on May 31, 1931 to the late James and Victoria (Stella) Suppa. He was the beloved husband of Marie (Mastrain) Suppa, the loving father of Lorraine Suppa of Revere, James Suppa and his companion, Maria Misiano of Wakefield and husband to their late mother, Teresa Polsonetti Suppa. Papa Dominic was the cherished grandfather of Nicholas Suppa of Chelsea. He was the stepfather to Adriana Tringale and her husband, Ronald of Rowley, the caring brother of the late Mary Falzano, Andrew Diapella, and Frank Diapella and is also survived by many nieces, nephews and cousins.
All services will be held privately. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Dominic’s name to the Alzheimer’s Association of Watertown, MA or St Jude’s Children Research Hospital of Memphis, TN. Family and friends are encouraged to leave a message or share a memory in the online guestbook at www.buonfiglio.com.
Former Secretary at Paul Revere School
Joan M. (Leardo) Larsen passed away peacefully in the tender presence of her God on Tuesday, April 14 at the Eastpointe Rehabilitation Center in Chelsea following a long battle with Lewy Body Dementia & Parkinson’s Disease. She was 73 years old.
Joan was born in Cambridge and became a lifelong Revere resident. She was a graduate of Immaculate Conception School, Class of 1964. Joan married Robert H. Larsen on February 10, 1968 and they remained in Revere where they began their life together and raised their four daughters. Joan was a dedicated wife and mother, proudly caring for her family and her home. She worked for approximately 20 years for Dr. Leo P. Corey, D.D.S. Pediatric Dental Office as a secretary, later becoming the office manager. She went on to become a secretary at the Paul Revere School for 10 years before being forced to retire due to her progressive disease.
Joan had a gift to warm any room with her bright and beautiful smile. She proudly helped care for her mother in her later years. She often checked on friends and neighbors making sure they were “ok” and if they needed anything.
As a mother, she always attended any activity or games her children were involved in. She was a devoted parishioner and Eucharist Minister at Our Lady of the Airways Chapel at Boston Logan International Airport and St. Mary’s Church in Revere.
Joan loved spending time with her family; that was always most important. She was an avid bowler and belonged to several bowling leagues and was the captain of her teams as well. She had a deep love and affection for New England Sports and would often have family gatherings watching games together. Many people knew that Joan was always a huge fan of her Wonderful Family Disney Vacations. Her warm and loving ways is how she will always be remembered, as well as being a strong woman of faith.
Joan loved spending her summers with her husband at their condo in Laconia, New Hampshire where they enjoyed spending time at the pool and playing cribbage poolside. She was a talented tennis player, played many tennis games with her fellow condo residents and won many games against her opponents, including the men who challenged her.
She was the devoted wife of Retired Massport Fire Chief Robert H. Larsen of Revere, sharing 52 years of unconditional love; cherished and proud mother of Susan M. Lemole and her husband, Peter D. of Peabody, Karen A. Raso and her husband, Marc A. of Tewksbury, Robin A. McLaughlin and her husband, Revere Firefighter Peter F. of Saugus and Janis M. Marshall and her husband, Adam J. of Peabody; adored grandmother of Mandi, Ryan, Daniel, Sarah, Arianna, Anthony, Emily, Richie and Emma; dear sister of Richard G. Leardo and his wife, Marilyn of Walpole, her twin sister, Jean M. LaQuaglia and her husband, Ronald J. of Revere and Anne M. Foster and her husband, Kenneth of Peabody. She is also lovingly survived by many loving nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.
Funeral Services and Interment in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett was held privately due to the current pandemic. Remembrances may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Pl., Memphis, TN 38105-9959. To send online condolences, please visit www.vertuccioandsmith.com. Funeral Arrangements under the care and direction of the Vertuccio & Smith, Home for Funerals.
Retired Revere Schools Teacher and Guidance Counselor
Funeral Services and interment were held privately due to the ongoing COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic for Lee F. Thomas, who died on Monday, April 6 at the Chelsea Soldiers Home in Chelsea following a long illness. He was 81 years old. A Memorial Funeral Mass will be held at a later date at St. Michael the Archangel Chapel, Chelsea Soldiers Home and will be announced at a later time.
Lee was born in Chelsea and was raised and educated in Revere. He was a graduate of Revere High School, Class of 1956 and was a varsity athlete and excelled in sports. He was a graduate of Suffolk University earning a bachelor’s degree in education and later a master’s degree in counseling and psychology from Boston State College. Lee was a very proud U.S. Army Veteran honorably serving the country he loved.
In 1956, he married his wife, Elaine A. “Honey” (Benedetto) and the couple remained in Revere where they raised their only daughter, Lee Anne. He served during the Vietnam Conflict and was honorably discharged in 1969.
Lee had a long and meaningful career with the Revere Public School System that spanned over 40 years. He was both a teacher and guidance counselor. Lee had the distinct honor of making an impact on many students through his tenure. Many students became his friends and very often the students always held him in very high regard.
Lee and Honey sustained the very painful and tragic loss of losing their daughter, Leigh Anne on February 8, 2011 from Breast Cancer. We are comforted to know that after Lee’s passing on April 6, Honey joined him on April 17. They are all together in heaven reunited with their daughter.
Lee enjoyed weekly gatherings at Richardson’s Ice Cream with his lifelong friends.
He was the devoted and loving husband of Elaine A. “Honey” (Benedetto) Thomas of 53 years; loving and proud father of the late Leigh Anne (Thomas) Zarella; adored surrogate grandfather to Mark V. and Michael R. Zarella, both of Woodcliff, NJ and the cherished uncle of Robin M. Brickley and her husband, Craig of S. Yarmouth, formerly Everett. He is also lovingly survived by his loyal and kind caregiver, Guerdy Pierre of Medford.
He was a late member of Knights of Columbus Lodge # 179 and former member and past President of the Greater Boston Guidance Association, Massachusetts Teachers Association.
The family wishes to extend a heartfelt appreciation to the staff at the Chelsea Soldier’s Home for their exceptional care and kindness, and because of that, they ask, in lieu of flowers, that remembrances be made to the Activities Fund at the Chelsea Soldier’s Home, 91 Crest Ave., Chelsea, MA 02150. Immediate Funeral Services were Private. A Memorial Mass will be announced at a later date. To send online condolences, please visit www.vertuccioandsmith.com. Funeral Arrangements were entrusted to the care and direction of the Vertuccio and Smith, Home for Funerals.
Employee of Skutters, Stevens, & Clark in Boston for 35 years
Anita Sybertz of Tewksbury, formerly of Revere, died on April 18.
Anita worked for 35 years at Skutters, Stevens & Clark in Boston. In her free time, she loved to travel and garden. Spending time with her sisters, nieces and nephews was very important to her.
The beloved daughter of the late Oswald and Elsie (Krebs) Sybertz, she was the dear sister of Pauline Dion and her husband, James of Burlington and the late Arlene DeAmelio, Ruth Sweeney, Martha Emmet and Marie Lyons. She is also survived by many loving nieces, nephews and friends.
In accordance with the CDC’S current restrictions on social gatherings due to Covid-19, all services will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St Jude’s Children Hospital, 501 St Jude Place, Memphis TN 38105-9959. Interment will be in Puritan Lawn Memorial Park. Family and friends are encouraged to leave a message or share a memory in the online guestbook at www.Buonfiglio.com.
Second Generation Member of Local 4, International Union of Operating Engineers
Louis Rasetta of Revere and Somerville passed away on April 15 at the age of 88.
Louis was a highly respected and loved second generation member of Local 4, International Union of Operating Engineers with 65 years of service and a US Army Korean War veteran. Louis touched the hearts of everyone he met and will be dearly missed.
He was born in Boston on July 13, 1931 to the late Louis and Mary (Fabrizio) Rasetta and was the beloved husband of the late Esther (Ortega), devoted father of Linda Moccia and her husband, Robert of Pennsylvania, Louis Rasetta and his wife, Sherri of Norton, Michelle LeVie and her husband, Kenneth of Franklin, Stephen Rasetta and his wife, Karen of Abington and the late Rita Rasetta-Primo and her husband, Anthony of Revere; dear brother of Julia Rasetta and Rita Rasetta, both of Somerville and the late Sabatino Rasetta and his late wife, Elizabeth. Louis also leaves behind 17 loving grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. A loving uncle and friend to many, he was the longtime companion of the late Bernice Shuman.
In accordance with the CDC’s current restrictions on gatherings due to Covid-19, all services will be held privately. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Massachusetts Fallen Heroes at www.massfallenheroes.org or Boston Resiliency Fund. Interment in Holy Cross Cemetery. For guest book please visit www.buonfiglio.com.
Retired Revere School Cafeteria Employee
Funeral Services and Interment were held privately due to the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic for Barbara L. (Kezar) Napolitano, who died on Wednesday, April 15 at Alliance Health at Rosewood in Peabody. She was 85 years old.
Barbara was born in Winthrop, raised and educated in Revere and was a graduate of Revere High School, Class of 1952. Two years later, she married the love of her life, Joseph P. Napolitano and the couple made their home in Revere together, where they raised their five children.
Barbara was a proud and devoted mother and wife. When her children became older, Barbara took a position within the Revere School System working in the cafeteria. Barbara held that position for over 10 years. Her heart and love was always with her family, she was the epitome of a “mother.” She was a woman of grace and faith. Her humble ways were demonstrated through her actions and the way she lived her life. She enjoyed trips to the casino but always loved being at Revere Beach, one of her fondest places which she enjoyed throughout her lifetime.
In 2002, Barbara and her husband moved to Peabody and she remained there until her passing. Interment was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett.
She was the devoted wife of 63 years of the late Joseph P. Napolitano, who died on Dec. 12, 2017; beloved daughter of the late Nicholas D’Orlando and Dorothy “Dot” (Norton) D’Orlando; loving and proud mother of Joseph P. Napolitano, Jr. and his wife, Lisa of Tewksbury, Nicholas J. Napolitano, Sr. and his wife, Michelle of Revere, Michael J. Napolitano and his wife, Barbara of Peabody, Gina B. Napolitano of Peabody and the late Lawrence J. Napolitano; adored grandmother of Samantha L. Woolaver and her husband, Derek of Chester, NH, Joseph P. Napolitano, III and his wife, Mackenzie of East Boston, Alicia L. Napolitano of Tewksbury, Michael L. Napolitano, Christopher P. Napolitano, both of Peabody, Nicholas J. Napolitano, Jr., and Kiana N. Napolitano, both of Revere; cherished great grandmother of Camden J., Peyton L., and Madison L. and dear sister of Marjorie A. Martorano of Nashua, NH and the late Patricia R. DiNatalie. She is also lovingly survived by many loving nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews. Funeral Services and interment were private. Remembrances may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Pl., Memphis, TN 38105-9959 or to the New England Center and Home for Veterans, 17 Court St., Boston, MA 02108.
To send online condolences, please visit www.vertuccioandsmith.com. Funeral Arrangements entrusted to the care and direction of the Vertuccio & Smith, Home for Funerals.
William ‘Owen’ Olenik
Longtime Employee of Schrafft’s Candy Factory
William “Owen” Olenik of Revere, 93, died on April 18 at Boston VA Medical Center due to complications caused by Covid-19.
William was born in Charlestown to William Olenik and Hazel (Webb) Olenik and raised in Charlestown. He was a U.S. Navy Veteran serving on both the USS Edgecombe and the USS Barnwell during WWII. William worked at Schrafft’s Candy factory for many years. In his free time, he enjoyed playing cards with family and friends, was an avid Boston sports fan and, on occasion, would visit Foxwoods Casino.
He was the beloved husband of the late Bernice “Bunny” (Pisano), devoted father of Kim Mancini and her late husband, Thomas Kulakowski of Revere, Shane of Revere, Cory and his wife, Monica of Everett, Colleen Fisher and her husband, Michael of Connecticut, Tracy Gacicia and her husband, Philip of Hanson, Stacy Olenik and partner, Maggie Buchan of Saugus and the late Troy Olenik; dear brother of Pauline Mc Laughlin of Charlestown, Ronald Reeves of Lancaster and Laurie Reeves of Tyngsboro and the late Ada Tibbetts. He is also survived by nine loving grandchildren, four great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
In accordance with the CDC’s current restrictions on gatherings due to Covid-19, all services will be held privately. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Patient Activities fund at Chelsea Soldiers Home., 91 Crest Ave, Chelsea, MA 02150. Interment will be in Holy Cross Cemetery. For guest book please visit www.Buonfiglio.com.
Rosemarie (Moscato) Guerriero, 80, a resident of Revere for 51 years, died on April 9.
Rosemarie grew-up in Everett and was a life-long educator who taught at the Chandler School for Women in Boston, St. Rose High School in Chelsea and Everett High School. She was a graduate of Everett High School, Salem State College and Boston University.
Rosemarie was a wonderful family-centered woman who gave her children and grandchildren unconditional love. In her later years, her grandchildren Karina and Nicholas provided her with much love and joy. She greeted everyone with a smile and was always quick to offer a helping hand to anyone who might need one. Rosemarie was not just a mentor to her students but also to many of her friends and family members. She was a wonderful mother-figure known for her kindness, warmth, generosity and famous Italian storytelling and cooking. Rosemarie loved the holidays, especially Christmas, and never missed a loved one’s birthday. She will be deeply missed.
She was the beloved wife of Nicholas for 50 years, mother of Anthony Thomas Guerriero of Lynnfield and Rosanne Guerriero of Reading and the loving granddaughter of the late Rosina Moscato. She is also survived by her two grandchildren, Karina Rose Olson and Nicholas Anthony Guerriero, her daughter-in-law, Diana Ubinas and her son-in-law, Jim Olson, Jr.
In light of the recent development with COVID-19, all funeral services will be private. A Celebration of Life Memorial Mass will be announced at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made in Rosemarie’s name to: The Italian Home for Children. For more information: http://www.roccofuneralhomes.com.
Fredy Alberto Ramirez
Great Chef Who Will Be Sorely Missed by All Who Knew Him
Fredy Alberto Ramirez of Revere, formerly of Colombia, passed away unexpectedly on April 10 at the age of 50.
Fredy was a great chef who enjoyed cooking for his family and friends. He was an avid Barcelona futbol fan who never missed a match. He will be sorely missed by all who knew him. Goodbye hurts the most when the story wasn’t finished.
Born in Santa Rosa De Osos, Colombia to Maria (Gomez) and the late Gonzalo Ramirez, he was the devoted father of Christopher and Brian Ramirez and cherished step father to Duvan Lopera and Mateo Tobon; adored brother of Luz Ramirez, Jader Ramirez and Astrid Ramirez, all of Colombia and Sandra Ramirez of Revere. He is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews. Fredy was a great chef who enjoyed cooking for his family and friends.
In accordance with the CDC’s current restrictions on gatherings due to Covid-19, all services will be held privately. For guest book please visit www.buonfiglio.com.
Avid Keno Player and Suffolk Downs Devotee
Charles A. Santoianni of Winthrop, formerly of Revere and East Boston, passed away on April 18.
A US Marine veteran of the Korean Conflict, Charles was an avid Keno player at many establishments in Revere and was a frequent visitor at the Suffolk Downs Race track. May he rest in peace.
He was the beloved husband of the late Margaret (McBeth); companion of the late Katherine Gleason; loving father of Susan Giarratani and her husband, Robert of Winthrop and Tonimarie Hanton and her husband, Joseph of Methuen; dear brother of Robert Santoianni and his wife, Elaine of Peabody. He is also survived by four loving grandchildren: Samantha, Joseph, Robert Alexander and Jamie and one loving great grandchild, Michael James as well as many nieces and nephews.
In accordance with the CDC, Mass. Department of Public Health, Archdiocese of Boston guidelines and local restrictions on gatherings and congregations due to COVID-19, all services will be held for the immediate family privately. If you have any questions or would like to express your condolences please contact the funeral home during normal business hours or leave a message for the family on the tribute wall.
A memorial mass in celebration of his life will be scheduled for a later date.
Donations in Charles’ memory may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project by calling 1-855-448-3997 or by mail at support.woundedwarriorproject.org and download the form to be mailed.
Nicholas Guerriero, 86, a 51 year resident of Revere, passed away suddenly on April 19.
He was the beloved husband of the late Rosemarie (Moscato) for 50 years, father of Anthony Thomas Guerriero of Lynnfield and Roseanne Guerriero of Reading; son of the late Anthony Guerriero and Mary (Napolitano); brother of Catherine Cardello and Olympia Mastrocola, both of Everett, the late Philomena DiSessa of Beverly, the late Dominic Guerriero of Everett and the late Pasquale Guerriero of Wakefield; proud grandfather of two grandchildren: Karina Rose Olson and Nicholas Anthony Guerriero. He is also survived by his daughter-in-law, Diana Ubinas and his son-in-law, Jim Olson, Jr.
In light of the recent development with COVID-19, all funeral services will be private. A Celebration of Life Memorial mass will be announced at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made in Mr. Guerriero’s memory: American Lung Association of the Northeast and the Northeast Shelter. For more information: http://www.roccofuneralhomes.com/
Of Revere, formerly of East Boston
Gina (D’Incecco) Speziale, 94, of Revere, formerly of East Boston, passed away on April 18.
She was the beloved wife of the late Santino Speziale, loving mother of Tony “Nunzio” Speziale and his wife Maria of Revere and Alfredo Speziale and his wife, Denise of Millbury; cherished grandmother of Sandra and her husband, John, Mark, Daniella and Alessandro; adored great-grandmother of John “JJ” Jr., Alexandra and Brandon; dear sister of Luciana D’Incecco of Italy and the late Tosca Laguardia, Francesco and Renato D’Incecco. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews.
In accordance with the CDC’s current restrictions on gathering due to Covid-19, all services will be held privately. Entombment will be in Woodlawn Mausoleum, Everett. For online guest book please visit www.vazzafunerals.com
Adolph ‘Eddie’ Abate & Lucille Abate
Husband and Wife, of Winthrop, formerly of Orient Heights East Boston
Funeral services for Adolph E. “Eddie” Abate, 91, and Lucille A. (Viola) Abate, 80, husband and wife, of Winthrop, formerly of East Boston Orient Heights, were held privately together under the care and direction of the Vertuccio & Smith, Home for Funerals, Revere.
Eddie Passed away on April 8 at the Massachusetts General Hospital, his wife, Lucille, passed one week later on April 15 at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center of Boston, both taken from the COVID – 19 Coronavirus.
The couple shared 35 years of marriage. They lived in Orient Heights in East Boston for many years, before moving to Winthrop in 2007. During their retirement they enjoyed dining out and wintering in Florida. They always cherished being surrounded with family and and friends.
Lucille was born and raised in East Boston. She was a graduate of East Boston High, Class of 1957. Lucile worked for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in the Department of Revenue Division, in Boston then later in Chelsea for over 25 years. Lucille was an avid shopper, her family recounts that she would enjoy shopping for anything but especially clothing.
The devoted wife of the late Adolph E. “Eddie” Abate for 35 years, she was the beloved daughter of the late Joseph and Phyllis (Delavora) Viola; dear stepmother of Dr. Thomas Abate and his wife, Fengqun Luo of Revere and the late Candis A. Casaletto; cherished sister of Philip J. Viola of Winthrop, Marie Graziano and her late husband, William of Revere and the late Jean R. Scarino and her late husband, Raymond Scarino; adored aunt of Cheryl A. Vargus, Charles J. Green, Kenneth W. Green, all of Revere and the late David W. Green and grand aunt of Tiffany and Chloe Green, both of Revere.
Eddie was born and raised in East Boston and educated in Boston Public Schools. He had two children, Candis and Thomas Abate. He was a hardworking man and held several jobs throughout his life, He loved to swim and he was very well known down at the Boston Fish pier where he worked for most of his life. Later in life, he worked as a shuttle bus driver for Budget Rent A Car.
The the devoted husband of 35 years of Lucille A. (Viola) Abate, he was the loving father of Dr. Thomas Abate and his wife, Fengqun Luo of Revere and the late Candis A. Casaletto; beloved grandfather of Keith Abate of New Hampshire and Taylor Ciampa and her husband, Dennis of Salem; grandfather of Victoria, Nicole, Natalia, Grayson and Devon Ciampa; dear brother of the late Alfred, Alvino, Norma, Carl and Jennie Abate; cherished uncle of Cheryl A. Vargus, Charles J. Green and Kenneth W. Green, all of Revere and the late David W. Green; grand uncle of Tiffany and Chloe Green, both of Revere and several other nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grand nephews.
Interment in Winthrop Cemetery, Belle Isle section, Winthrop, In lieu of flowers remembrances may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 038105. To send online condolences, please visit www.vertuccioandamith.com.