William Minichello

Retired U.S. Customs Inspector and Past Exalted Ruler of Winthrop Elks #1078

Family and friends are invited to attend Visiting Hours today, Wednesday, Sept. 16  from 4 to 8 p.m. in the Vertuccio & Smith, Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Rte. 107) Revere for William R. “Bill” Minichello, who passed unexpectedly on Friday, September 11 at Boston’s Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, 88 days following the unexpected death of his beloved wife, Frances M. “Fran” (Hickey) Minichello on June 15. His funeral will be conducted from the funeral home on Thursday, Sept. 17 at 10 a.m., followed by a Funeral Mass in the Immaculate Conception Church (Corner of Beach St. and Winthrop Ave.) Revere at 11 a.m. Interment at Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett will be private.

A reminder to all attendees to the funeral home and the church, due to the ongoing pandemic, all mandates issued by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and the Archdiocese of Boston must be followed; Masks must be worn and social distancing maintained.

Bill was born in Revere and lived in East Boston until moving to Swampscott in 2012. He was a graduate of Sacred Heart High School in East Boston, Class of 1967, attended Emerson College during his freshman year and then transferred to the University of MA, graduating in 1971. He entered the work force with Blue Cross Blue Shield in 1968, achieving the position of Medicare Manager. In 1992, he changed careers and entered the employ of U.S. Customs, first serving as an inspector and retiring as an Auditor in 2008.

For many years, both he and his late wife, “Fran” were active members of the Winthrop Lodge of Elks #1078 and both were Past Exalted Rulers of that lodge, creating a whole network of close relationships. Bill also served with the Mass State Elks Association as an organist. Both Bill and Fran were also Past District Deputy Life Members. Their work and energy spent within the Elks Foundations is both immense and outstanding.

He was the cherished father of Boston Police Sergeant Andrew J. Minichello and his wife, Maria and the adoring “Nonno” to Matthew Daniel Minichello, all of East Boston, the dear brother to Edward T. Minichello and his late wife, Valerie A. (LeBlanc) of Winthrop, the special uncle of Ronald Moore of Revere and Stephanie Lane and her husband, Michael of Winthrop. He is also proudly and lovingly survived by Fran’s family (The Hickey and Crotty Clan) and his extended family at Winthrop Elks and U.S. Customs.

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Mass State Scholarship Fund, c/o Winthrop Lodge of Elks #1078, 191 Washington Ave., Winthrop, MA 02152. To send online condolences,please visit:  Funeral Arrangements are under the care and direction of Vertuccio & Smith, Home for Funerals.

Amy Juneau

Beloved Mother, Sister, Nurse and Friend

It is with great sadness that the family of Amy (McLoon) Juneau announce her unexpected  passing on Friday, Sept. 4 at the age of 60 at her home in Revere.

Amy was a beloved mother, sister, nurse and friend. She was the devoted mother to Raquel Miller of Biddeford, ME, and will be deeply missed. Amy will also be lovingly remembered by her partner, Angelo Grech of Revere, her siblings: Lauren Moskowitz of Georgetown, David McLoon of Watertown, Chris McLoon of Brunswick, ME, and Wendy Waterman of Portland, ME; her many nieces and nephews: Evan Moskowitz, Ilana Walker, Ian McLoon, Erin Basile, Patrick McLoon, Meredith McLoon, Emelia Waterman, Bailey Waterman, and Colin Waterman; and countless other family members and  friends.

Amy was born in Amesbury on April 3, 1960, the daughter of Richard McLoon and Marilyn  J “McLoon” Tedesco and was predeceased by her father and her mother. She is survived by her step-father, Theodore Tedesco of Stow.

Ever since she was a little girl, Amy wanted to be a nurse. Amy became a registered nurse in 1986, receiving her education from Westbrook College/UNE in Maine. She dedicated over half of her life to her career as a nurse. Amy found a way to connect with all of her patients, always meeting them with compassion, and left a lasting impact on all she worked with.

Amy was ferociously dedicated to the wellbeing of children. She loved to be with  children—laughing, playing silly games, teaching them how to swim, and making them all feel  special and seen. Their happiness was her own.

Amy is in the hearts of many. She is remembered as a sensitive soul who saw the best in everyone. She found ways to connect with every person she met, creating friends wherever she would go. Amy loved to laugh–whether it be with her coworkers on Unit 1 at Franciscan Children’s Hospital, or amongst family and friends in the backyard by the pool. Amy was a snapchat selfie queen, an animal lover and a delicious pie baker.

As we celebrate the legacy of this incredible woman, we want to encourage all to try to see the goodness in everyone, be kind to all, and spread humor and joy in life–as Amy did daily.

Those who wish to pay their respects can do so on September 19 from 2 to 5 p.m. at Paul Buonfiglio & Sons Funeral Home, 128 Revere St., Revere . Relatives and friends are kindly invited.

Contributions may be made to Canines For Kids in her honor: .   For guest book please visit

Jennifer Turco

Of Revere

Jennifer L. Turco of Revere passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, September 9.

The beloved daughter of Carol (Boutwell) Turco and the late Rosario Turco, she was the devoted mother of Nicholas Turco, Ronnie Burnett Jr., Jami-Lyn Turco-Burnett and Christopher Moriconi; dear sister of Joseph Porter, Jeffrey Turco, John Turco and the late Gregory Turco and James M. Porter and adored grandmother of Ronnie Burnett III.

Family and friends honored Jennifer’s life by gathering at the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home, 971 Saratoga Street, East Boston, on Sunday, September 13. Services concluded with Jennifer being laid to rest at Woodbrook Cemetery, 100 Salem Street, Woburn, MA 01801, on Monday, September 14.  To leave an online condolence, please visit 617-569-0990

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