Obituaries 06-10-2020

George Tirro

Decorated veteran, served with the US Army 30th Infantry D-Day WWII Normandy Landing

George Tirro of Revere  passed away on June 8 at the age of 101. 

George proudly served his country in the United States Army in the 30th Infantry that landed in Normandy and advanced into France during WWII.  He received the Purple Heart, American Defense Service Medal, European African Middle Eastern campaign Medal, WWII Victory Medal, 3 Bronze Service Stars, American Campaign Medal, and the Good Conduct Medal.  George was a life member of the Disabled American Veterans, Veterans of Foreign Wars and the N.E. chapter of the 30th Infantry Division. 

Born in Revere on June 5, 1919 to the late Frank and Anna (Tampano), he was the beloved husband of 57 years to the late Mary (Fala); devoted father of Ann Marie Costa-Ferullo and her husband, Ronald of Revere and Rosalie Hobbs and her late husband, William of Swampscott; dear brother of the late Ralph and Angelo Tirro; cherished grandfather of Rachel Simone and her husband, James Chilton of Hollis NH, William Hobbs II of Swampscott and Marisa Hobbs of Arlington; adored great grandfather of Isabella Simone of Hollis, NH.  He is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews. 

The family would like to thank the Chelsea Soldiers Home for the compassion and exceptional care they gave to George during his time there. 

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Anthony’s Church, 250 Revere St, Revere on Thursday, June 11 at 10 a.m.  Private Interment.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Wounded Warriors Project, 4899 Belfort Rd, Suite 300, Jacksonville, FL 32256 or to a charity of one’s choice.  For guest book please visit

Dennis Michael Arsenault Sr.

Family and friends meant everything to him

Dennis Michael Arsenault Sr. of Revere passed away surrounded by his loving family on June 4 at the age of 67.

Dennis was a 1971 graduate of Revere High School. He worked at Star Sales and Distributing in Woburn for 41 years where he formed long time friendships with co-workers. Family and friends meant everything to Dennis and he will truly be missed by all.

Born in Chelsea on May 7, 1953 to the late Edward and Violet (Marotta) Arsenault, he was the beloved husband of Marlene (Franklin) with whom he shared almost 42 years of marriage; devoted father of Erica Arsenault and Dennis Arsenault, Jr. and his wife, Alesandra; cherished grandfather of Max Arsenault, who he adored. 

In accordance with the CDC’s current restrictions on gatherings due to Covid-19, all services will be held privately.  Interment Woodlawn Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Mass General Cancer Center, 55 Fruit Street, Boston, MA 02114.  For guest book please visit

John Mantia, Jr.

Of Revere

John Mantia Jr., 73, of Revere, passed away on Monday, May 18.

The cherished son of the late John C. Mantia Sr., Carmella Mantia and his step mother, Cheryl A. Mantia, he was the beloved husband of the late Angela Mantia, caring brother of Christopher Mantia of Arkansas, Eugene Mantia, Marianne Grossman and her husband, Kenneth, all of Revere. He was the loving step father of Diane Shedd of Revere, Dina Mantia of New Hampshire, Lisa Emman and Nicole Emman, both of Braintree and the late Craig Troila. He was the adored grandfather of five grandchildren and several nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.

A memorial service will be held at a later date, time, and place. For online condolences please visit

Lillian Mae Hurley

Retired beauty salon owner and operator

Lillian Mae (Eddy) Hurley, 90, of Punta Gorda, FL, formerly of Lynn and Revere, passed away peacefully on May 27, 2020. 

Lillian and her late husband, John Hurley, retired to Florida in 1987. 

Lillian was born on Dec. 11, 1929 to the late Newman and Louise Eddy of Lynn. The family originated from Newfoundland, Canada.

In life, Lillian loved hairdressing and was the owner and operator of her own beauty salon and made life-long friends along the way.  She and John enjoyed traveling and covered many parts of the globe in their lifetime.  Lillian was an admirer of all things British and enjoyed travels to England and Newfoundland and later in life appreciated watching English programs on PBS.  Lillian’s faith was strong, and she had a beautiful singing voice.  She found pleasure singing with a woman’s choir.  Lillian also enjoyed sewing and knitting.

Lillian is survived by three children: Louise A. Lutes of Revere, Frederick and Mary (Carter) Hurley of Wakefield and April and Kenneth Van Vorst of Punta Gorda, FL.  She leaves behind five grandchildren: Julie A. Reardon of Methuen, Michael J. Carter of Revere, Frederick and Tracy Hurley of Waltham, Edward and Kelly Hurley of Wakefield, and Elisabeth Hurley of Newburyport.  Lillian and John also have five great grandchildren: Robert Reardon, Ryan Reardon, Lily Carter, Dominic Carter and Frederick Hurley, all of Massachusetts, and one great-great grandchild, Robert (Bo) Reardon. Lillian also leaves behind many nieces and nephews.

  She was preceded in death by her siblings: James K. Eddy, Florence R. Hossack, Norman J. Eddy and Warren Eddy, all of Massachusetts.

Lillian supported many causes, two of which are the St. Joseph’s Indian Lakota Children and St. Jude Children›s Research Hospital.  Donations may be made to either foundation in lieu of flowers.  The family will arrange a memorial service at a future date and all will be welcome.

Jean Livick

A woman of strong faith

Funeral Services and Interment will be held privately due to the current COVID–19  (Coronavirus) pandemic mandates & restrictions for Jean N. (McGonagle) Livick who passed away peacefully in her home on Wednesday, June 3 following a long illness. She was 90 years old.

Jean was born in Chelsea and raised and educated in Revere. She was a resident of Revere for over 70 years, before moving to Saugus in 2001 where she remained until her passing.

She married Frank Chapman Livick and the couple began their family in Revere, having five children. Jean was a dedicated housewife and mother. She waited until her children were grown before she went to work at the Haymarket National Bank in Boston’s North End. She worked as a receptionist for over five years before retiring.

Jean loved being surrounded by her family at all times and was a woman of strong faith. She was a former member of Ladies Auxiliary V.F. W. Post #6172 a member of the Red Hats.  

She was the devoted wife of the late Frank Chapman Livick, Sr., loving mother of Jeannette Mulligan of New Hampshire, Patrice Brown of Lewisburg, North Carolina, Lynne Livick–Munafo and her husband, Robert G. of Saugus and the late Barbara Livick–Blair  and Frank C. Livick, Jr.; cherished grandmother of 10 grandchildren and three great grandchildren; dear sister of Mary Nestor and her husband, Thomas of Wakefield and the late James McGonagle, Jr. She is also lovingly survived by her son-in-law Gerald Blair of Oregon and many loving nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Pl., Memphis, TN 38105. To send online condolences, please visit Funeral Arrangements under the care and direction of the Vertuccio & Smith, Home for Funerals.

Geraldine Sacco

Graduated of RHS, Class of 1979

Geraldine “Geri” Sacco of Chelsea, formerly of Revere, passed away unexpectedly on June 5 at the age of 58.

Geri graduated with honors from Revere High School, Class of 1979. She attended Northeastern University, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice.

Born in Revere on Dec. 22, 1961 to Rose (D’Ambrosio) Sacco and the late Nicola Sacco., she was the devoted mother of Thomas Faigle of Virginia, dear sister of Lois Sacco and her husband, Joseph L. Pedoto of Saugus and cherished aunt of Joseph Pedoto II.

A Funeral Mass was  celebrated at St. Anthony’s Church,   Revere on Tuesday, June 9. Entombment was in Holy Cross Mausoleum.  For guest book. please visit

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