Obituaries 06-01-2021

Brian Paul Shaer

Gifted Vocalist and Versatile Guitarist With a Passion for Photography

Brian Paul Shaer passed away on December 23, 2020 at the age of 61.

He grew up in Revere and spent his later teenage years in Van Nuys, California, graduating from Ulysses S. Grant High School. He returned to the Revere area and settled in Lynn.

A self-confessed free spirit and music fanatic, he was a gifted vocalist and versatile guitarist who loved all styles of rock music. He also had a passion for photography and managed photo-processing and camera stores as a profession.  His trove of well composed photographs are a legacy his family and friends will treasure for all time.

Brian was at his happiest meandering the beaches with his guitar or camera in hand. He was one of a remarkable and resourceful circle of friends, many of his friendships went back decades. He remained dedicated to his former ward — also named Brian.

Brian was the son of the late Selma and Billy Shaer and was predeceased by his brothers Jason Shaer and Eric Shaer.  He leaves his adored sister, Francine Dickerson, brother-in-law, Henry, nephews, Derek and Brandon, along with extended family members and a host of friends both old and new.

Arrangements and memorials were held privately.

Anthony Scapicchio

Emergency Medcine Physician

Anthony P. Scapicchio, 83,  of San Diego, formerly of Nahant, passed away on Christmas morning.

He was born to the late Armando and Fannie Scapicchio of Revere and was a graduate of Boston College and Seton Hall New Jersey College of Medicine and Dentistry. After serving in the Vietnam War as a Major in the Army Medical Corps tending to the wounded, he established a successful career in Emergency Medicine. He served as Chairman of the Department of Emergency Medicine at Mount Auburn Hospital in Cambridge for two decades. He is credited with that department’s growth into a fully staffed teaching hospital and for advocating for holistic care for emergency room patients during his tenure.

He was married to the late Diana Beatrice Scapicchio and is survived by his daughter, Sarafina Scapicchio and son-in-law T.J. Seguine of San Diego, CA and his extended family of in-laws including Henry and Lita Beatrice of Revere, Chucky and Diane Beatrice of Scituate, Melissa and Greg Burrill of Scituate, Stacy and Greg Hetrick of Lynn, and Stephanie and Paul McSweeney of Swampscott and their children.

A Funeral Mass was celebrated on Monday, January 4 at St Anthony’s Church, Revere. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the San Diego COVID-19 Community Response Fund at www.sdfoundation.org. For guestbook please visit www.Buonfiglio.com 

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Joseph Sablone

60-Year Manager for Martignetti Liquors and Co-Owner of Fulton Realty

Joseph P. Sablone, 89, of Revere, born and raised in the Boston’s North End, passed away peacefully of January 3.

He was born in Boston, a son of the late Enrico and Angelina (Luongo) Sablone and was the manager for Martignetti Liquors for 60 years and co-owner of Fulton Realty with his wife. He enjoyed traveling with his beloved wife of 69 years, Dolores (Caligiuri) Sablone. He was the cherished father of Joseph, Jr. and his friend, Anthony, Kathleen Cieri and her husband, Frank and Deborah and Thomas Ludwig; cherished grandfather of Thomas J. Ludwig, Michael Cieri and his wife, Kristine and Erik Cieri and his wife, Danielle; great grandfather of Michael, Christopher, Luke, Ariana and Amelia; brother of Dominic Sablone and Mary Moore and he also leaves several nieces, nephews and friends. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his sister, Rose and his brothers, Carlo, Frank, Luigi and Anthony.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the Italian Home for Children, 1125 Centre Street, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130. Due to the current pandemic, funeral services and burial will be private. J.S. Waterman-Langone Chapel, 580 Commercial Street, Boston, MA 02109 is entrusted with arrangements. For more information or to leave an online condolence, please visit www.watermanboston.com.

John Giuffre

Of Beachmont, Revere

John N. Giuffre of Beachmont Revere passed away at the age of 70 on January 3. 

 Born in Boston on May 6, 1950 to the late John J. Giuffre and Helen (Cullen), he was the beloved brother of Peter Giuffre and his wife, Jeannie and Cynthia LaBonte and her husband, Richard, all of Revere; adored uncle of Renee LaBonte and Juliette LaBonte of Melbourne, FL and Peter John Giuffre and Nicholas  Giuffre of Revere and cherished godfather to Lawrence Guarino III.  He was the dear friend of Lawrence Guarino and his wife, Lauren of Peabody and is also survived by many loving cousins. 

A Visitation will be held at the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, 128 Revere St, Revere on Friday, January 8 from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. followed by a Prayer Service at 11 a.m. Strict capacity limits are enforced, please make your visit brief to allow others to visit (names, phone numbers, and temperatures will be taken upon entrance).  Relatives and friends are kindly invited.  Interment Holy Cross Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers donations may be made in John’s name to The Foundation of the MEEI, 243 Charles St, Development Office, Boston, MA 02114 or at masseyeandear.org/online-donation-form.   For guest book please visit www.buonfiglio.com.

Raymond Noel

U.S. Navy Veteran of WWII

Raymond Noel, 93, of Revere passed away on Friday, December 25.

A US Navy veteran of World War II, he was the beloved husband of the late Marlene (Dowdy) Noel, the loving father of Debra Arillotta of North Andover, Donna Noel of Revere, Steven Noel and his wife, Kathleen of Revere, Denise Cavalieri and her husband, Richard of Topsfield, Dianne Gallant and her husband, Mark of Hyannis and James Noel of Revere; cherished grandfather of Melissa Turla, Christopher and Ashley Arillotta, Nicole and Christine Moran, Eric, Anthony, Jacqueline and Steven Noel Jr., Jessica Varrone, Stephanie Landry, Matthew, Nicholas and Marissa Gallant; the adored great grandfather of Jaxon and Mackenzie Landry and Sienna Turla and dear brother of the late Clarence Noel and Doris Kelloway.

Family and friends will honor Raymond’s life by gathering in Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, 262 Beach St., Revere at 9 a.m. today before leaving in procession to St. Anthony’s Church, Revere for a Funeral Mass to be celebrated in his honor at 10 a.m. Interment will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery in Everett. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to St. Jude Children’s Hospital, 501 St. Jude PL. Memphis, TN. 38105.     

Due to the Current spike in Covid- 19, the guidelines issued by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Archdiocese of Boston and local officials mandate that ll Funeral Home services with a maximum of 25 people. Local church capacities vary depending on the size of the facility.          

For online guest book visit: www.vazzafunerals.com.

John Mucci, Jr.

Member of Orient Heights Yacht Club

John J. Mucci, Jr. of Revere died on Dec. 23 at the age of 66.

His joys included many happy memories at his lake house in Maine with family and friends, long talks with laughter on the phone, hours on his laptop, Christmas music and his furbabies. He enjoyed boating and was a proud lifetime member of the Orient Heights Yacht Club filled with happy memories.

The beloved husband of Rene (Terry) Mucci, he was the devoted father of John J. Mucci III of Revere, adored son of the late John J. Sr. and Gloria (Zito) Mucci. John is also lovingly survived by many cousins and friends.

Due to the current spike in COVID-19, the guidelines issued by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and local officials, funeral services will be privately held for the immediate family under the direction of Paul Buonfiglio & Sons – Bruno Funeral Home, 128 Revere Street, Revere, MA 02151. Interment in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. A celebration of John’s life will be held at a later date. At the family’s request, in lieu of flowers, donations may be made in John’s memory to Care Dimensions Hospice, 75 Sylvan Street, B-102, Danvers, MA 01923. For guestbook, please visit www.buonfiglio.com.

Beatrice Ryan

She Filled Many Lives with Her Endless Warmth and Kindness

Beatrice M. Ryan of Revere passed away peacefully on January 2 at the age of 98.

Formerly of the Boston’s West End, she lived in Revere for many years with her devoted husband, Thomas Ryan and much-loved sister Anna Bifulco.

Bea filled the lives of so many with her endless warmth and kindness. She never had children of her own yet was always surrounded by those who adored her as a mother and grandmother figure: family of Leonard and his wife, Carol Doucette of Plymouth, Godson Paul and his wife, Kathy Doucette of North Andover and their children and grandchildren, the late Robert and his wife, Elaine Doucette of Saugus and their children and grandchildren and her Goddaughter, Joanne Shaughnessy and her husband ,David Algiers and their children. She was predeceased by her dear sisters: Anna Bifulco, Connie Bertuccini, Rose Mastacusa and Lucy Tavano and brothers, Harry and John LaSpina. She was a favorite aunt to loving nieces and nephews and a fun-loving cousin. Bea was a loyal friend and neighbor to so many.

Due to the current spike in COVID-19, the guidelines issued by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and local officials, Funeral Services will be privately held for the immediate family under the direction of Paul Buonfiglio & Sons – Bruno Funeral Home, 128 Revere Street, Revere. She will be laid to rest at Woodlawn Cemetery with her late husband, Thomas and her sister, Anna, side by side forever.

A Memorial service will be announced at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to 501 St. Jude Place , Memphis, TN 38105 or www.stjude.org. For guest book, please visit: www.buonfiglio.com.

Louise D’Eon

Self-Employed Caregiver

Services and interment will be held privately due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic for Louise K. D’Eon, 73, who died unexpectedly in Revere on Thursday, December 31.

Louise was born in Haverhill, raised and educated in Malden and later in Revere. For most of her life, she worked for herself caring for the elderly, family members and helping baby sit some of her nieces and nephews. Louise also cleaned homes and did what she could to help anyone. She will be most remembered as a kind and loving sister and aunt.

The devoted daughter of the late Joseph and M. Catherine (McLaughlin) D’Eon, she was the loving sister of Gloria A. Haggerty and her late husband,. John of Collinsville, IL, M. Elizabeth Dusz and her late husband, Donald of Daytona Beach, FL, M. Yvonne Taglieri and her late husband, Retired Revere Deputy Fire Chief, George P. Taglieri, Sr. of Revere, Joel Stephen D’Eon and his wife, Carole of Lakewood Ranch, Fla., Kathryn D’Eon of Nahant, June T. D’Eon of Lafayette, Calif., and the late Raymond McLaughlin and Joseph Harvey D’Eon and the cherished aunt of many loving nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.

 Remembrances may be made to the Dana Farber Cancer Research Fund, 450 Brookline Ave, Boston, MA 02215.           

To send online condolences, please visit www.vertuccioandsmith.com.

The staff at Vertuccio & Smith are most honored to have assisted the family in completing arrangements.

Anthony James Diaz

His Majestic Personality Won the Hearts of Everyone He Met

Anthony James Diaz of Revere was taken from us too soon at the age of 29. He passed away unexpectedly on January 1.

Anthony was the youngest son of Gail Scimone and  Jimmy Diaz Sr. of Revere, the beloved brother of Jimmy Diaz Jr., Christina “Bags” Bagnera and Tanya Bagnera; cherished grandson of Gloria Zagarella, Richard and Angela Diaz, Karen Scimone and the late Elaine Riley, and Joe “Red” Scimone; adored nephew of Joni Scimone and Lee Scimone, Lisa Diaz Edwards and Chris Cavanaugh, Phillip Douglas and Shirley Duddy, Richie Diaz, Jodi Scimone and Patty Lewis Pepi; dear cousin to Ronnie Particelli, Stephanie Particelli and Davey Goodrich, Nicole and William Dunn, Lauren Diaz, Kristina Diaz and Bobby Pelosi, Tori Pepi and Richie Diaz Jr. 

Anthony was a graduate of The Northeast Metropolitan Tech, Class of 2009 – Automotive Technology. He worked for Sears Automotive and for the Department of Revenue. After graduating the Academy in 2015, Anthony began his career with the Suffolk County Sheriff’s Department. Most recently, Anthony was selected for a special assignment to work in the department’s Automotive Division and brought his expertise and work experience and was able to follow his passion and help others. 

Anthony was a kind, thoughtful and a generous soul. He worked hard and played hard. His favorite thing to do was to spend time with the people he loved. His family and friends meant the world to him. He and his brother, sister and his cousins were all best friends. They did everything together and always had a great time.

He was sincere, funny, caring and quick to share his honest opinion. He loved to travel, loved to ride his motorcycle, loved to set goals and make a plan. His magnetic personality won the hearts of everyone he met. Anthony had a unique way of making everyone feel special, loved and protected. He loved a good joke and was a prankster. He had a caring way to make the darkest situations brighter. His outlook and perspective on life was positive and inspiring to all who knew him. He had an exceptional way of looking at life and seeing endless possibilities. His spirit was infectious and an inspiration to all he crossed paths with.

Anthony was an incredible soul with so much light and love to share with the world. We are grateful and will cherish the time we had with him here on earth and vow to always celebrate his life. 

 A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at the Immaculate Conception Church 133 Beach St, Revere on Saturday, January 9, at 12 noon (Everyone to meet directly at church) capacity limits will be enforced. Masks and social distancing are required, and names and temperatures will be taken upon entrance to church.  For guest book, please visit  www.buonfiglio.com

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude PL, Memphis, TN 38105-9959.

Ralph DiPesa

1923 — 2020

Ralph C. DiPesa, an award-winning Mechanical Tool Designer and extraordinary artist and sculptor, passed away peacefully on December 29 at Mass General Hospital following a long illness at the age of 97.

Born in Boston in 1923, he was the devoted son of the late Michael and Josephine (Sacco) DiPesa.

Ralph faithfully served his country in the US Army in Europe and North Africa during World War II. Upon his return from active duty, he relocated to Revere and attended the Boston Trade School before embarking on his career as an aircraft engine mechanical designer with General Electric in Everett, where he worked for nearly 40 years.

While at GE, Ralph was honored by his peers with several awards, including Tool Designer of the Year. Upon his retirement in 1987, he fulfilled his passion for the arts by devoting his life to painting, sculpting and studies on the philosophy of life. Several of his sculptures won first-prize awards at the Topsfield Fair.

He and his wife, Dorothy were also original group members of the Revere Society for Cultural & Historic Preservation, Inc. (RSCHP). Postcard reprints of his famous “Revere Beach Gazebo” painting raised significant funds for the organization. Ralph was a brilliant and sensitive family man who always shared the benefit of his wisdom with his family and friends. He made the world a better place for which we are all indebted through his extraordinary life and experience.

He remained a lifelong resident of Revere, and is survived by Dorothy (Higgins), his beloved wife of 70 years, and his children: Ralph (Skip) and his wife, Cheryl of Swampscott, Stephen of Revere, and Attorney Richard and his wife, Lorene of Amesbury. He is also survived by his grandchildren: Andrea Bernard, Caren McEachern, Michelle DiPesa, Matthew DiPesa, Gail Neves, Eric DiPesa and Kayla Souliotis and nine great-grandchildren. Ralph is also survived by his sisters: Nancy Ring of Revere and Lillian Cartier of Michigan. He was predeceased by his sister, Florence DuPonte and brother, Anthony DiPesa.

A private graveside service with military honors will be held at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Lynn with a Celebration of Ralph’s Life to be held at a later date. Gifts in Ralph’s memory may be sent to the Revere Society for Cultural & Historic Preservation, Inc. (RSCHP), 108 Beach Street, Revere, MA 02151.

Funeral Arrangements entrusted to the care and direction of the Vertuccio & Smith, Home for Funerals. To send online condolences, please visit: www.vertuccioandsmith.com.

Edward DeStefano, Sr.

Retired Print Master Craftsman

Edward “Eddie” DeStefano, Sr., 91, of Revere, passed away surrounded by his loving family on December 18. Born in Chelsea in 1929 to Michael Angelo DeStefano Sr and Lucia (Ciarlone), he was the beloved husband to Joan (DiModica) with whom he shared 70 years of marriage.

Eddie served his apprenticeship as a Dot Etcher in the Poster Artist Department at Forbes Lithograph in Chelsea, later honing his skills to become a Master Craftsman at Court Square Press in South Boston. In the final phase of his career, he brought his craft to Daniels Printing Company in Everett, where he specialized in creating high quality color separations for print – an innovation for the time. He retired in 1994.

Eddie was the devoted father of Jane Murphy and her husband, Robert of Melrose, Denise Cole and her husband, Mitchell and Edward DeStefano Jr., all of Peabody, and Michael DeStefano and his wife, Rosemarie of Revere; cherished grandfather of Sarah Murphy and her husband, Adrian Haimovich, Robert Murphy, Julia DeStefano, Christopher Cole and Sophia DeStefano; adored great grandfather of Luca Haimovich; dear brother of the late Ann Little, Irene Ely, Michael “Sonny” DeStefano Jr., and Rose Thompson. He is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.  
Due to the current spike in COVID-19 and the guidelines issued by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and local officials, funeral services will be privately held for the family under the direction of Paul Buonfiglio & Sons – Bruno Funeral Home, 128 Revere Street, Revere, MA 02151. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or at  stjude.org, or to the Alzheimer’s Association, 225 N. Michigan Ave., Fl. 17, Chicago, IL 60601 or at  alz.org.

For the guestbook, please visit  www.buonfiglio.com.

Eve Giampietro

Member of Revere Senior Center

 Eva  M. (Conte) Giampietro of Beverly, formerly of Revere, died on December 29.

Eva was an active member of the Revere Senior Center. She enjoyed playing bocce, but most of all her greatest enjoyment came from spending time with and caring for her grandchildren.

She was the beloved wife of Walter A., devoted mother of Walter Giampietro  and his wife, Joanna of Danvers, Deputy Chief RFD Anthony Giampietro and his wife, Lisa of Groveland and Maria Manganiello and her husband, John of Peabody; cherished grandmother of Haley, Marissa, Olivia, Anthony, Nico and Ava; dear sister of Victor Conte and his wife, Donna of Saugus and the late Angelo, Pasquale, Arcangelo, and Adam Conte. She is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews. 

Due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, all services were held privately from the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, 128 Revere St, Revere. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Beth Israel Lahey Health at Home, 800 West Cummings Park, Suite 5000, Woburn MA 01801. Interment Woodlawn Cemetery. For guestbook, please visit www.Buonfiglio.com.

Francis Kehoe, Sr.

Polaroid Retiree

A Funeral Mass was celebrated on Tuesday, January 5 in St. Anthony of Padua Church, Revere for Francis W. “Frank” Kehoe, Sr., who passed on Monday, December 28 at Boston’s Massachusetts General Hospital following a brief illness.

Born and raised in Revere, he attended Revere schools and worked for Polaroid Corporation for close to 30 years as an electrician, retiring in 1994.

His favorite pastime was with his children when he boarded them onto his boat and took them fishing. The family has many tales to look back on with many, many stories, all great laughing accounts.

He was a U.S. Army Veteran of the Korean Conflict serving from February of 1951 through February of 1953.

The beloved husband of almost 61 years to Mary Helen (Veno) Kehoe, he was the cherished father to Maryanne Guillemette and her husband, John of Revere, Francis W. “Frank” Kehoe, Jr. of Limerick, Maine and Lisa M. Falanga and her husband, Edward of Medford; the devoted grandfather of Steven Baker and his wife, Melissa of Groveland, Colleen Fortin and her late husband, Michael of Revere, Anthony Falanga and his wife, Allison of Woburn, Justin Guillemette and his fiancé, Stephanie Chiulli of Peabody, Jonathan Kehoe of Alfred, Maine, Amanda O’Leary and her husband, Michael of Medford, Nicole Kehoe of Limerick, Maine and Kelsey Kehoe of Murray, Utah; the dear brother to Lillian Capone of Quincy, Marie Cutillo of Stoneham and the late Helena R. “Helen” Kehoe, Marilyn J. Cunio, James Kehoe, Bernard Kehoe, Patricia Giordano, Loretta M. Ristino, Emma Hatfield and Margaret Poirier. He is also lovingly survived by seven great-grandchildren and many nieces, nephews, grand-nieces and grand-nephews. Interment was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett.

Remembrances may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Pl., Memphis, TN 38105-9959.           

Funeral Arrangements entrusted to the care and direction of the Vertuccio & Smith, Home for Funerals.

To send online condolences, please visit www.vertuccioandsmith.com.

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